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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 8.7.08





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There seems to be a formula to how the Lane County Fair selects its mainstage musical acts, and it goes something like this: Bread-basket Rock & Blues Band (this year: Chicago; last year: REO Speedwagon); Semi-Famous Country Star (this year: Jack Ingram; last year: Clay Walker); Satin Love Orchestra (past three years); Heritage Acts (this year: Canned Heat; two years ago: Styx), etc. This year, the Fair adds Little Big Town (pictured) for some sophistication and dashing good looks, and revives its Fiesta Sunday, a day celebrating Latino culture in music, food and activities. Earn free admission to the Fair on Friday and Saturday with concert tickets for Little Big Town and Chicago purchased prior to day of show (all other main stage concerts are free with Fair admission). While the music is a huge draw at the Fair, which runs Aug. 12 through 17 at the Lane County Fairgrounds, there’s enough variety to please pretty much anyone, with pig races, magicians, jugglers, thrill rides (including the Sling Shot) and the “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions horse ballet. Now, how often do you get the chance to see pigs race, horses dance and people fly like Superman in Eugene? But once a year at the Fair, of course. See

www.atthefair.com and Tuesday Calendar.



Oh, Bradley Nowell, look what you gone and did! You gone and started a band called Sublime that — 10 years ago — put out some of the best ska-punk stoner reggae this side of Jamaica, then you gone and died. Now look what you gone and birthed from your SoCal loins: Slightly Stoopid, a band by and for the dazed and confused. On Stoopid’s new album, Slightly Not Stoned Enough to Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid, the band takes on the Grateful Dead (“Know You Rider”), Sublime (“False Anythms”) and crappy Fred Meyer Muzak (“On and On”). But we get the feeling Stoopid’s albums hardly capture the mellow buzz of seeing them in concert, so we’ll hold off on further judgments ‘til we check out the scene of the Cuthbert Amphitheater. “You can party every day of the week,” says Miles Doughty, “but getting those jams together is where it’s going to be insane!” Openers Pepper and Sly & Robbie (pictured) offer up similar permasmiles. Duuuuuude, see Friday Calendar.


Wasn’t PRIDE month in June? Oh wait, we say that every year when it’s time to highlight the Eugene/Springfield PRIDE in the calendar. After 17 years, we think we’d get used to the idea of having a PRIDE in August, but it still baffles us. No matter! This year’s festival is expected to be the “largest PRIDE celebration yet” in Alton Baker Park, according to organizers. And why not? The weekend weather has been consistently warm, more than 50 organizations and businesses are lined up for your perusal at the Pride Expo, Club Snafu once again “mans” the beer garden and, new this year, teams of four will compete in “Pride Games” such as the 5-Legged Race, Water Bottle Relay and Beach Ball Ballyhoo — all for $5 suggested donation. Register your team in advance at www.queereugene.com/games and be sure to check out main stage acts like Sistas in the Pit (pictured), Joshua Klipp, Nicole Sangsuree and Richard Mills. After-PRIDE dances take place at Amazon Center (under 21) and John Henry’s (21+). See Saturday Calendar.







THURSDAY, AUGUST 7

Sunrise 6:08am; Sunset 8:28pm, Av High 83; Av Low 51, SnarkCast: EMPTY

Food/drink Wine tasting: South African wines, 5pm-9pm, WineStyles. $5.

gatherings Scandinavian Festival, crafts, food, Scandia Run, fashion show, dancing, music and more, Aug. 7-10, Junction City. www.scandinavianfestival.com

Open house, 10am & 3pm today, tomorrow and Aug. 11-13; 10am Aug. 9, Oak Hill School. 744-0954. FREE.

Informational meeting for prospective hospice care volunteers, 1:30pm-3:30pm, Sacred Heart’s Home Health, 1121 Fairfield Ave. 242-8755. FREE.

Committed Partners for Youth hosts an Ice Cream Social, opportunity for public to meet with mentors and youth from both CPY and Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs, 5:30pm, Oakway Center Courtyard. www.committedpartners.org FREE.

Kids/families “Spin a Tale” w/Paulette Ansari (for grades 1-6), 2pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

music OFAM: Film: Casablanca, 10am, The Shedd, FREE; Concert: “Stardust: Hoagy Carmichael’s America,” 2pm, The Shedd, $18-$26. www.ofam.org or 434-7000.

Total Hip, 6:30pm, Pavilion Park, Coburg. FREE.

State of Jefferson, 6:30pm, Petersen Barn Community Center. FREE.

Uncover Your Ears, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $2.

Delta Nove, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

Tecumseh, Pussygutt, Silentist, Vivimancer, 10pm, Bijou Cinemas. Don.

on the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses skin diseases, wrinkle creams & tattoo removal, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

“New Dimensions” presents “The Greatness of Being Small” w/Michael Gellert, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Theater Trial By Fire TheatreWorks presents Beirut, 8pm today, tomorrow and Aug. 9, 13-15, Blue Door Theater, LCC. 683-1429. Note: Under age 17 must be accompanied by an adult. $5.

OFAM Musical: Brigadoon, 7:30pm today & Aug. 15 & 16, Hult Center. www.ofam.org or 434-7000. $20-$48.

Mad Duckling presents Jungle Book, 11am today, tomorrow and Aug. 9, Amazon Park. 346-4192. $5.

Shakespeare’s R & J (preview performance), 8pm, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton. www.lordleebrick.com or 684-6988. $7-$10.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8

Sunrise 6:09am; Sunset 8:26pm, Av High 83; Av Low 51, SnarkCast: BARKEEP

Arts/visual Michael Boonstra discusses his current exhibit, “In Light Of,” noon, DIVA. FREE.

An opening for work by Kimberly Wurster, Joy Woodward & Sherri Collister McDowell, 5:30pm, Emerald Art Center, Spfd. FREE.

Farmers’ markets Springfield farmers’ market, 9am-3pm, on Main Street between 5th and 6th. FREE.

Veneta farmers’ market, 2pm-6pm, in Veneta, turn south off Hwy. 126 at the light, go three blocks, on the left. FREE.

Film ArchaelogyFest Film Series: Best of 2008, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and Aug. 15-16, DIVA. $6.

The Iron Giant, with subtitles for the hearing impaired, 9pm, Monroe Park. FREE.

Food/drink Wine tasting: C & G Wines, 5pm-7pm, WineStyles. FREE.

Blind wine tasting, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Midtown Marketplace. FREE.

Gatherings Green Drinks progressives social, 5pm-7pm, World Café. FREE.

Eugene Astronomical Society hosts a “First Quarter Friday” star party, 9pm, College Hill reservoir, 24th & Lawrence. FREE.

Scandinavian Festival continues. See Thursday, Aug. 7.

music NW World Reggae Festival, feat. Macka B, Midnite, Sister Carol, Mighty Diamonds, Queen Omega, Thomas Mapfumo & The Black Unlimited and many, many more. Aug. 8-10, Bob’s Ranch, 5 miles north of Marcola. www.nwworldreggae.com

OFAM: Film: Stage Door Canteen, 10am, The Shedd, FREE; Concert: “Finger Buster: Jazz Piano Solos, 1929-45,” 2pm, The Shedd, $18-$26; Talk “The Oz Legacy,” 5pm, The Shedd, FREE; Song & Dance Academy Concert, 5pm, The Shedd, FREE. www.ofam.org or 434-7000.

Marian Weissmann, 6pm-9pm, Saginaw Vineyard. 942-1364. FREE.

The Traceys, 6pm, outside of Supreme Bean, 29th & Willamette. FREE.

Lisa Forkish, 6:30pm, CD World. FREE.

Music’s Edge Summer Rock Camp Show, 6:30pm, WOW Hall. $5-$15 sug. don.

Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, Sly and Robbie, 6pm, Cuthbert Amphitheater. 682-5000. $29.50 adv., $35 door.

Fortune Cookie, Strum Theory, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3 sug. don.

Tony Furtado, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+ $12.

Spiritual “Za Rinpoche’s Backdoor to Enlightenment: Eight Steps to Living Your Dreams and Changing the World,” screen presentation & discussion w/refreshments, 7pm, Inside Edge Program, 390 Vernal St. 995-3799. $5-$8 sug. don.

Theater Forever Plaid, 8pm today, tomorrow and Aug. 15-16; 2pm Aug. 10 & 17, Cottage Theatre, Cottage Grove. www.cottagetheatre.org or 942-8001. $18, $16 stu., sr.

The Grass Harp, 8pm today, tomorrow and Aug. 14-16 & 21-23; 2pm Aug. 10 & 17, Very Little Theatre. www.thevlt.com or 344-7751. $10-$14.

Shakespeare’s R & J, 8pm today, tomorrow and Aug. 15-16; 2pm Aug. 10 & 17, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton. www.lordleebrick.com or 684-6988. $18 ($12-$14 Sundays).

OFAM’s Wizard of Oz, 7:30pm today; 2pm Aug. 10, Hult Center. www.ofam.org or 434-7000. $20-$48.

Beirut continues. See Thursday, Aug. 7.

Jungle Book continues. See Thursday, Aug. 7.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

Sunrise 6:10am; Sunset 8:25pm, Av High 83; Av Low 51, SnarkCast: BABBS

Arts/visual “Awaken to Beauty: Principles of Art … and Life!” artist seminar w/Susan Pitcairn, 10am-4pm, 927 W. Broadway Alley. 554-6345. $20.

Farmers’ markets Farmers’ market, 9am-4pm, 8th & Oak St. FREE.

Southtowne farmers’ market, 9am-3pm, 28th & Oak St. FREE.

Film ArchaelogyFest Film Series: Best of 2008 continues. See Friday.

gatherings Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, with entertainment by Sussuri, 10am; Roger Fountain, 11am; Shade Tree Mechanics, noon; Flight to Rio, 1pm; The McKenzie Drifters, 2pm; Cap’n Trips, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org FREE. 

“Intro to Acting” mini-clinic w/Linda Burden-Williams, ages 3-102, 10am-1pm, Community Room, Int’l Café, 5th St. Market. FREE.

“Genealogy” computer clinic, 10am, Downtown Library. RSVP, 682-5450. FREE.

WOW Hall t-shirt, memorabilia & rummage sale fundraiser, 10am-4pm today & tomorrow, WOW Hall. FREE.

Open house, 10am today; 10am & 3pm Aug. 11-13, Oak Hill School. 744-0954. FREE.

Songwriters clinic: “Success by Surprise,” 11am-1pm, Tsunami Books. $1 sug. don.

Whiteaker Block Party, feat. kid zone, vendors, speakers, music by Yeltsin, Medium Troy, Dan Jones & The Squids, Disco Organica, Whopner County Country All-Stars and more, 1pm-10pm, 3rd Avenue between Van Buren and Adams St. FREE.

Scandinavian Festival continues. See Thursday, Aug. 7.

Kids/families Geocaching Treasure Hunt w/GPS unit, ages 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult, 9am-1pm, meet at River House, 301 N. Adams. Bring your own GPS unit. FREE.

Free Family Day: Art Olympics, w/crafts, tours and snacks, 11am-3pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE (please bring a nonperishable item to donate to FOOD for Lane County).

Stories & songs w/Pattiebuff Bear, 1pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

“Diving with Dragonflies,” Family Pool Party, 6:30pm, Amazon Pool. Pick up FREE tickets at all Eugene Public Library locations.

Literary arts Judith K. Berg discusses & signs Weathered Wood, 5:30pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Lgbt Eugene/Springfield PRIDE presents “Live-Love-Be,” feat. Pride Expo, beer garden, games, entertainment by Sistas in the Pit, Joshua Klipp, Nicole Sangsuree & Richard Mills, noon, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenepride.org FREE.

LGBTQA Youth PRIDE dance (ages 14-20) w/DJ & refreshments, 8pm, Amazon Center, 2700 Hilyard. 682-6311. FREE.

Club Pynk White Party, 9pm, John Henry’s. 21+. $10.

Music OFAM: Film: To Have and Have Not, 10am, The Shedd, FREE; Song Fest Camp Concert, noon, The Shedd, FREE; Talk: “Communist, Socialist and Music as Protest,” 1pm, The Shedd, FREE; Concert: “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime,” 2pm, The Shedd, $18-$26; Jazz Academy Concert, 5pm, The Shedd, FREE; Grand Finale: “Stage Door Canteen,” 7:30pm, Hult Center, $18-$38. www.ofam.org or 434-7000.

Emerald Valley Opry, feat. Stephan Mockli, Billy McCoy, Howard Steele, Up River Boys, Trammel & Co., 6:30pm, Willamette High School. $2-$5.

Bazil Rathbone, Busket, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $2-$5.

Lisa Forkish, 9:30pm, Jo Federigo’s. 21+. $5.

Dan Jones & The Squids, Salt Lick, Baitball, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

NW World Reggae Festival continues. See Friday.

Outdoors/recreation Ladies Only Skate Jam, event for women skateboarders (and their children), 1pm-5pm, Meadowview Skate Park. Register, 682-5329. FREE.

Bike tour of Friendly-area neighborhood homes planning for energy uncertainty, 1pm, starts at Friendly St. Market. deeblack@gmail.com FREE.

Scandia Run 10k, 8am, Junction City. www.goodrace.com or 998-1171.

Obsidians hike: Clear Lake, 5 miles; Middle Fork Willamette, 6.8 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

GEARs rides: Veneta breakfast ride, 38 or 50 mile options, 9am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Theater Free Shakespeare in the Park presents The Merry Wives of Windsor, 6pm today, tomorrow and Aug. 16-17 & 23-24, with 5pm children’s pre-show, Amazon Park. 682-5373. FREE.

Beirut continues. See Thursday, Aug. 7.

Jungle Book continues. See Thursday, Aug. 7.

Forever Plaid continues. See Friday.

The Grass Harp continues. See Friday.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10

Sunrise 6:11am; Sunset 8:24pm, Av High 82; Av Low 51, SnarkCast: RIPPED

film “Words of Peace,” video of Maharaji speaking on inner peace, 7pm, EWEB. FREE.

Gatherings WOW Hall rummage sale fundraiser continues. See Saturday.

Scandinavian Festival continues. See Thursday, Aug. 7.

Music Celtic Band, feat. Chico Schwall, Eileen Sterns & Susan Phillips, 6:30pm, Washburne Park, 20th & Agate. 344-0483. FREE.

Jami Sieber, electric cellist, w/Shantala, 7:30pm, Tamarack Wellness Center. $15 adv., $18 door.

Ian Thomas, Linda McRae, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3-$5.

Hellblinki Sextet, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

NW World Reggae Festival continues. See Friday.

Outdoors/recreation T’ai chi practice w/Machiko Shirai, 10:30am Sundays through Aug. 17, Scobert Gardens Park. 686-4646. Don.

Obsidians hike: Opie Dilldock, 14 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

GEARs rides: Deerhorn, 60 miles; Walterville short, 30 miles, 9am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Social dance Ballroom dance, 6pm lesson, 7pm dance, Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette. $8, $5 stu.

theater OFAM’s Wizard of Oz continues. See Friday.

Forever Plaid continues. See Friday.

The Grass Harp continues. See Friday.

The Merry Wives of Windsor continues. See Saturday.



MONDAY, AUGUST 11

Sunrise 6:12am; Sunset 8:22pm, Av High 82; Av Low 51, SnarkCast: PUFFY

Gatherings “Fundraising for Nonprofits” seminar led by LifeFoods president Jerome Eberharter, 7pm, Phoenix Inn Suites, 850 Franklin Blvd. www.lifefoods.com FREE.

Oak Hill School open house continues. See Saturday.

Music Gym Class Heroes, The Academy Is…, Cobra Starship, Four Year Strong, Tyga, 6pm, McDonald Theatre. $23.50 adv., $25 door.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses the role of the U.N. in the 21st century, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12

Sunrise 6:13am; Sunset 8:21pm, Av High 82; Av Low 51, SnarkCast: INFECTED

Benefit Open Mic, benefit for Habitat for Humanity, 6:30pm, Axe & Fiddle, 651 E. Main, Cottage Grove. 21+. Don.

Farmers’ Market Farmers’ market, 10am-3pm, 8th Ave. & Oak St. FREE.

Creswell farmers’ market, 4pm-7pm, behind Creswell Library on Oregon Ave. & 1st St. FREE.

gatherings Lane County Fair, 11am-10pm today, tomorrow and Aug. 14; 11am-11pm Aug. 15-16; 11am-8pm Aug. 17, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.atthefair.com $9, $6 under age 17, FREE under age 5.

“Sign-In for Democracy,” drive to collect signatures for progressive petitions, 11am, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Zonta business forum: “Fundraising & Awareness of Women & Children at Risk,” w/luncheon, 11:30am, 1399 Cal Young Blvd. 343-3746. $10.

Oak Hill School open house continues. See Saturday.

Literary arts Explorations book group: The Quantum Rose by Catherine Asaro, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

music Canned Heat, 8pm, Lane County Fair Mainstage. FREE w/fair admission.

on the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses the geology of southern Oregon, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

“Alternative Radio” discusses Sut Jhally’s “How TV Exploits its Audience,” 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoors/recreation Obsidians hike: Lowder Mountain, 5.6 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13

Sunrise 6:15am; Sunset 8:19pm, Av High 82; Av Low 51, SnarkCast: TRIED

Food/drink “The Art of Tasting Wine” mini-clinic, 6:30pm, WineStyles. $20.

Gatherings Green Drinks networking party, 6pm-8pm, Cozmic Pizza. www.greendrinks.org FREE.

Save Civic Stadium group meets, 7pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Oak Hill School open house continues. See Saturday.

Lane County Fair continues. See Tuesday.

music Squirrel Nut Zippers, 7pm, w/free swing dance lesson at 6pm, WOW Hall. $18 adv., $20 door.

Chanteuse, 7pm, Scobert Park. FREE.

Jack Ingram, 8pm, Lane County Fair Mainstage. FREE w/fair admission.

Coldfire, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $3-$5.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses the popularity of comics and graphic novels with kids, teens and adults alike, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

Outdoors/recreation GEARs rides: Gimpl Hill via Fern Ridge, 30 miles, 6pm, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Social dance Cajun/Zydeco dance, 6:30pm, World Café. FREE.

Theater Beirut continues. See Thursday, Aug. 7.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14

Sunrise 6:16am; Sunset 8:18pm, Av High 82; Av Low 51, SnarkCast: SNARKY

gatherings “Backpacking” mini-clinic, 7pm, REI. FREE.

Lane County Fair continues. See Tuesday.

Lecture Science Pub: “Cleaning Up Polluted Places: Using Science and Law to Protect the Planet,” Mark Chernaik, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

music Barbara Healy, 6:30pm, Amazon Park. FREE.

The Deb Cleveland Band, 6:30pm, Pavilion Park, Coburg. FREE.

Satin Love Orchestra, Riffle, 7pm, Lane County Fair Mainstage. FREE w/fair admission.

Moonfleet, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Steve Pile, Jesse Meade, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $3-$5.

on the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses Margo Covolo’s book, Margo’s Football Guide for Women, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

“New Dimensions” presents “Singing For Your Life” w/Judy Fjell, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Theater Beirut continues. See Thursday, Aug. 7.

 

CORVALLIS EVENTS

Note - Continuation dates for out-of-town events are listed under the first day of the event.

Thursday, Aug. 7 An opening for photography by Lainey Dyer, 5pm, Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd Ave. FREE.

Paul Thorn, 7pm, Monteith Park, Albany. FREE.

Wine tasting: in-house selections, 5:30pm-7:30pm, WineStyles, Timberhill Shopping Center. $5.

Friday, Aug. 8 Corvallis Community Theater presents Knock ‘em Dead, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and Aug. 14-16; 2:30pm Aug. 10 & 17, Majestic Theater, 115 SW 2nd St. www.corvalliscommunitytheatre.org or 738-SHOW. $10, $9 sr., stu. 

Saturday, Aug. 9 Farmers’ market, 9am-1pm, City Hall parking lot, Albany. FREE.

Corvallis artisans market, 9am-2pm, downtown Corvallis. www.corvallisartisansmarket.com FREE.

Blind wine tasting, 4pm-6pm, WineStyles, Timberhill Shopping Center. $5.

Scrabble tournament, 7pm, WineStyles, Timberhill Shopping Center. $10 adv., $12 door.

Tuesday, Aug. 12 Memory Loss support groups meet, 1:30pm, Corvallis Senior Center. FREE.

Wednesday, Aug. 13 Deadwood Revival, noon, OSU Bookstore Courtyard, Corvallis. FREE.

Ladies Night Out wine tasting, 5:30pm, WineStyles, Timberhill Shopping Center. $8 adv., $10 door.

OSU Summer Choir concert, 7:30pm, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 SW West Hills Rd. FREE.

Thursday, Aug. 14 Wine tasting: German Rieslings, 5:30pm-7:30pm, WineStyles, Timberhill Shopping Center. $5.

The Grass Roots, 7pm, Monteith Park, Albany. FREE.

Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and Aug. 16; 2pm Aug. 17, Withycombe Hall, OSU. www.oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre or 737-2784. $14, $10 sr., $7 stu.

 

ON THE ROAD 

Thursday, Aug. 7 Gallery talk w/Dan Attoe & graphic novelist Craig Thompson, 6pm, Portland Art Museum. FREE w/admission.

The Doobie Brothers, 7pm, Oregon Garden, Silverton. www.oregongarden.org $30.

Dolly Parton, 8pm, Rose Garden, PDX. www.rosequarter.com

Brooks & Dunn, Whiskey Falls, 7:30pm, Lithia Motors Amphitheater, Central Point. www.brittfest.org

Friday, Aug. 8 Bite of Oregon, feat. live music, fireworks and more, benefits Special Olympics Oregon, 11am-11pm today & tomorrow and 10am-8pm Aug. 10, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland. www.biteoforegon.com $7.

Speed Limit & The Violations, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Saturday, Aug. 9 Tiger Army, 9pm, Wonder Ballroom, PDX. $18.

Wine tasting: Aramenta Cellars, 1pm-4pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE.

J.R. Sims & Texas Special, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Oakridge Mardi Gras, benefit for New Orleans Musician’s Village, feat. Kelly Thibodeaux & Friends, w/cajun food & beer garden, 2pm-8pm, Siuslaw Bank Amphitheater, Oakridge. $5.

Sunday, Aug. 10 Vans Warped Tour, feat. The Academy Is…, MC Chris, Rise Against, Say Anything, Reel Big Fish and more, noon, Columbia Meadows, Saint Helens. $31.

Florence Old Town market, 11am-5pm, Florence. FREE.

Tuesday, Aug. 12 Riders in the Sky, 7pm, Stewart Park, Roseburg. www.halfshell.org FREE.

Wednesday, Aug. 13 The Phantom of the Opera, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and Aug. 15, 19-22, 26-29 & Sept. 2-5; 2pm & 7:30pm Aug. 16, 23, 30 & Sept. 6; 1pm & 6:30pm Aug. 17, 24 & 31, Keller Auditorium, PDX. 866-739-6737. $23+.

Riders in the Sky, 7pm, Oregon Zoo, PDX. www.oregonzoo.org $10.

Thursday, Aug. 14 Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, 7pm, Oregon Garden, Silverton. www.oregongarden.org $30.

Tony Vee Band, 7pm, Three Rivers Casino, Florence. 21+. FREE.

 

ATTN: OPPORTUNITIES

Kids’ FIRST requests applications for its Volunteer Victim Advocate Training, scheduled for Oct. 1, 3, 8 & 10. Must be over 18, pass a criminal background check and willing to commit eight hours per week for a one-year period. 682-3938. Deadline is Sept. 1.

Volunteers are needed for the Lane County Fair’s Fish N’ Fun exhibit Aug. 12 through Aug. 17. Contact Erik Moberly, erik.r.moberly@state.or.us or 726-3515 x28.

AARP Driver Safety Program has a need for volunteer instructors to teach the program in Eugene, Springfield and Oakridge. Training & reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses provided. www.aarp.org/drive or 541-434-1045.