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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 8.21.08





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Blues music is known to have its regional variations in sound and styles, but it also appears to have its regional preferences in booze, too. Bourbon for the Nashville/Deep South blues, beer for Chicago blues and, due to the explosion of viticulture in the area, a goblet of wine for Willamette Valley blues. How else can the Wine and Blues Festival continue in its popularity for 17 years straight? While our theory has it that grape-stains are more bluesy than malty beer spillage, it could be that Oregon wine is just the best choice for soothing the haggard vocal cords of area blues musicians. At Sunday’s event at Secret House Winery, things kick off with the Northwest Harmonica Championships, a surefire way to make the throat thirst for a pinot noir. Aussie blues-rocker Fiona Boyes (pictured) makes a special appearance with mad licks and lyrics that show that, yes, even the gals get the blues, even when they’re from the sunny land of Oz. See Sunday Calendar.



Now in its second year, Savor the Vine is a celebration of Oregon wine, showcasing different regions and varietals. The big event goes down Friday night at the “Celebrity Crush for the Cure,” and no, it’s not about Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard’s man-crush on The Cure’s Robert Smith. It’s about pitting local celebrities, including a highly anticipated Mayor Kitty Piercy vs. Jim Torrey matchup, in a grape crush championship. Spectators may place bets on who will be the champion crusher, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Folklore has it that the winner of the grape crush will determine Eugene’s mayor in November, so those candidates better hit the step-aerobic workouts. Wine and chocolate tastings with music by Swing Shift, The Sugar Beets, AVID and Skip Jones round out the weekend. See Calendar.


Damn! All this talk of vino is making us work up a sweat, but not a big enough sweat to shake our bones loose. It’s time for a brisk long-distance walk! And if you’ve ever thought that vineyards are perhaps some of the most scenic, soothing places for a stroll, check out the King Estate Winery on Saturday or Sunday for the Winery Fun Walk. The walk, which is marked and maintained by the Eugene-Springfield Mossback Volkssports Club, is a free, self-guided jaunt with a 5k and 10k option, depending on your fitness level, that winds its way past vineyards, small lakes, estate homes and an outdoor terrace, all on the King Estate property. Organizers request that you start your walk between 8 am and 2 pm, returning to the start point by 5 pm. And do remember to bring water, as the sun is scheduled for a brief but hot reappearance this weekend. See Calendar.







THURSDAY, AUGUST 21

Sunrise 6:24am; Sunset 8:06pm, Av High 82; Av Low 51, SnarkCast: SNARFY

Farmers’ Market Farmers’ market, noon-5pm, 8th Ave. & Oak St. FREE.

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

gatherings Presentation on “Origin of Women’s Rights and the League of Women Voters,” 2pm, Campbell Center, 155 High St. RSVP, 682-5318. FREE.

music Blue Skies Big Band, 6:30pm, Petersen Barn Community Center. FREE.

Complicated, 6:30pm, Pavilion Park, Coburg. FREE.

Chesapeake Blue, Chris & Thomas, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Carolyn Wonderland, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

on the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses sustainable transportation options, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

“New Dimensions” presents “The Emergence of a Progressive, Compassionate Christianity” w/Rev. Eric Elnes, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Theater The Grass Harp, 8pm today, tomorrow and Aug. 23, Very Little Theatre. www.thevlt.com or 344-7751. $10-$14.

Roving Park Players present The Comedy of Errors, 6:30pm today & tomorrow at Campbell Center’s garden, 155 High St.; 6pm Aug. 23-24 at Island Park, Spfd. FREE.



FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

Sunrise 6:25am; Sunset 8:05pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50, SnarkCast: HOG-TIED

benefit “Savor the Vine”, benefit for the American Cancer Society, feat. grape crush, wine-tasting, music and more, 4pm-9pm today; 11am-7pm tomorrow; noon-6pm Aug. 24. 5th St. Public Market. $20/day, $40/weekend.

Farmers’ markets Springfield farmers’ market, 9am-3pm, w/children’s storytime at noon & 1pm, 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.

Food/drink Wine tasting: Northwest varietals, 5pm-7pm, The Broadway. FREE.

Wine tasting: European selections, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Midtown Marketplace. FREE.

Gatherings Cottage Grove Family Fair & Timber Carnival, feat. home crafts, animals, rides, food, more, daily today, tomorrow and Aug. 24, WOE Fairgrounds. 520-6105.

Junior Roller Derby Celebration, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3-$5 sug. don.

The Wisdom Lovers’ Hangout, topic: “What is self-esteem?” 7pm, EWEB. 726-6215. FREE.

kids/families Back-to-School Bash, feat. Good Luck Joe, games, crafts, prizes, more, 6:30pm, Willamalane Park Swim Center, Spfd. FREE.

lecture Art: “Cyber Collisions and Digital Art,” Melissa Nolledo, noon, DIVA. FREE.

music Tony Rae & Common Ground, 6pm, Saginaw Vineyard. 942-1364. FREE.

Bryan Reed, 6pm, outside of Supreme Bean, 29th & Willamette. FREE.

Bleach, The Athiarchists, 8pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 door.

Melissa Etheridge, 8pm, Cuthbert Amphitheater. 682-5000. $35-$65.

Frankie Hernandez Band, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+ $5.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses back-to-school jitters, academics, athletics, peer pressures and more, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

Outdoors/recreation NFC and Cascadia Ecosystem Advocates joins the Forest Service for a field trip to the Frazier landslide outside of Oakridge, 8am, meet at Grower’s Market for carpool. RSVP, josh@forestcouncil.org or 688-2600.

End of Summer Skate Jam, w/hip hop performance at 5pm, 1pm-7pm, Churchill Youth Sports Park. Register, 682-5329. FREE.

Spiritual “Mark Furman’s Breaking the Mind Barrier: Dissolving the Gap Between the Limits of Science and the Power of Spirit,” screen presentation & discussion w/refreshments, 7pm, Inside Edge Program, 390 Vernal St. 995-3799. $5-$8.

Theater In Our Name, 8pm today & tomorrow; 2pm Aug. 24, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton. www.lordleebrick.com or 465-1506. $10-$12.

The Gin Game, 8pm today, tomorrow and Aug. 29-30; 2:30pm Aug. 24, Cottage Theater, 700 Village Dr., Cottage Grove. www.cottagetheatre.org or 942-8001. $7-$8.

The Comedy of Errors continues. See Thursday, Aug. 21.

The Grass Harp continues. See Thursday, Aug. 21.



SATURDAY, AUGUST 23

Sunrise 6:26am; Sunset 8:03pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50, SnarkCast: YELLOWY

benefit “Savor the Vine” continues. See Friday.

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

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

comedy The Comedy Workout presents “Things That Annoy Us,” 8pm, Diablo’s Downtown Lounge. 21+. $5.

gatherings Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, with entertainment by Michael Conley, 10am; Anahid Bertrand, 11am; Anthony McCarthy, noon; Allan Byer, 1pm; Paul Prince, 2pm; Olem Alves & Inner Limits, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org FREE. 

Open house, feat. BBQ, music, arts & crafts, petting zoo, silent auction & raffle, 10am-4pm, ShelterCare’s Brethren Housing, 1062 Main St., Spfd. 726-8125. FREE.

“Intro to the Internet, Part II” computer clinic, 10am, Downtown Library. RSVP, 682-5450. FREE.

Open house, 10am, Junction City Public Library. FREE.

“Acting Intro: Acting for Young People & Adults,” find out what is available for you in acting, 10am-2pm, Community Room, Int’l Café, 5th St. Market. FREE.

Grand opening of Eugene Music, feat. performances by Roger Woods, Idit Shner & more, 1pm-6pm, 740 Van Buren. FREE.

Whiteaker Celebration w/potluck, music, kids’ activities & more, 4pm-7pm, Scobert Park. FREE.

Farewell party for David and Caban Rhodes, feat. music and performances, 5pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Gift Cycle, bring small works of art to donate to other artists/receive a work of art from the next town over, 6pm-8pm, DIVA. hikatura@gmail.com FREE.

Seeking Out Democracy hosts a presentation & discussion with Beyond War, 6:30pm, Junction City Methodist Church, 750 W. 10th. FREE.

Cottage Grove Family Fair & Timber Carnival continues. See Friday.

Kids/families Nearby Nature Quest: “Get Lost … and Found!” with wayfinding skills, 10am, Park Host Residence, Alton Baker Park. RSVP, 687-9699. $2/person, $5/family.

Meet a Mustang event, 11am-3pm, Avalon Stables, 80143 Hazelton Rd., Cottage Grove. 484-6751. FREE.

Music Mike & Carleen McCornack, 1pm, Springfield City Hall Fountain Plaza. FREE.

Hanya Etter & Friends present baroque & classical duets/trios for violins and violas, 2pm, Atrium Bldg., 10th & Olive. FREE.

Mbira Masters of Zimbabwe, feat. Cosmas Magaya, Musekiwa Chingodza, Kudana Marimba, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $7-$15, $5 stu.

Hillstomp, Bark Hide and Horn, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $7.

Inclusion, Acceptance & Respect benefit concert, feat. SpunHoney, Jupiter Hollow, Bazil Rathbone & more, 10pm, Diablo’s Downtown Lounge. 21+. $5.

Outdoors/recreation Kelly Butte Classic 5 mile run/walk, 8am, Eastgate Woodlands Park. www.eclecticedgeracing.com or 484-9883.

Winery Fun Walk, 5k/10k, 8am-2pm today & tomorrow, King Estate Winery. www.mossbacks.org or 747-6470. FREE.

Youth Triathlon, short swim, moderate bike ride and solid run, register for one event or all three, for four age groups (8 and under, 9-10, 11-12 and 13 and over), 10am-1pm, Amazon Pool. www.eugene-or.gov/recenroll $25.

Beginning tree climbing clinic, 11am-2pm, Petersen Barn Community Center. Register, 682-5521. All climbing & safety equipment provided. $20.

GEARs rides: Harrisburg/Junction City area, 43 miles; Powerline Road, 35 miles, 9am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

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

The Comedy of Errors continues. See Thursday, Aug. 21.

The Grass Harp continues. See Thursday, Aug. 21.

In Our Name continues. See Friday.

The Gin Game continues. See Friday.

volunteer Help restore Spring Creek, 9am-11am, meet at the Springwood Drive Bridge (2 block east of River Road). Bring gloves & shovels. 688-4664.



SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

Sunrise 6:27am; Sunset 8:02pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50, SnarkCast: LEVELING

Benefit DIVA’s gARTen Party, fundraiser for DIVA, feat. garden tour, appetizers, music by Sun Bossa & Shelly Rudolph, Brazilian dinner & more, 4pm, DIVA. RSVP, mary@divacenter.org or 344-3482. $120.

“Savor the Vine” continues. See Friday.

food/drink Sweet Cheeks wine dinner, 6:30pm, Bel Ami Restaurant. www.midtownmarketplace.com

Gatherings The Trauma Healing Project presents “Making Our Way Out of No Way: Sharing Our Stories & Celebrating Our Lives,” workshop & celebration for youth and adults who have experienced poverty, conducted in English & Spanish, w/free lunch, 9am-4:30pm, 2222 Coburg Rd. 687-9447. FREE.

UPS Store’s anniversary celebration, feat. Ozzie the Sprint Car Driver, 10am-3pm, 1863 Pioneer Parkway, Spfd. Donate three cans of food to get picture taken w/Ozzie.

Cottage Grove Family Fair & Timber Carnival continues. See Aug. 22.

Music Wine & Blues Festival, benefit for MEMA, feat. Fiona Boyes, Ty Curtis & Hank Shreve, Bill Rhoades, Lloyd Jones & the Struggle, more, 12:30pm, Secret House Vineyards, Veneta. www.secrethousewinery.com $15.

Eugene Symphonic Band, 6:30pm, Washburne Park, 20th & Agate. 344-0483. FREE.

Volifonix, Kaddisfly, Nural, Greenlander, The Material, 7pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Y La Bamba, Brittain Ashford, Meyercord, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Unkle Nancy, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $3-$5.

Outdoors/recreation Save the Pets hosts a Paws for a Cause fun run & walk w/dogs, 9am register, 11am run/walk, Alton Baker Park. $15.

Obsidians trip: Lund Park, bike, 55 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

GEARs rides: Lorane (breakfast ride), 50 miles; Lorane (from Twin Oaks Elementary), 30 miles, 9am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Winery Fun Walk continues. See Saturday.

Spiritual Coalessence: The Alchemy of Movement, 10:30am, Eugene Ballet Academy, 1590 Willamette. 556-4355. $5-$10.

“The Heart of Change,” Raksha Bandhan ceremomy w/Sister Chandru, 1pm, Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center. RSVP, 343-5252. FREE.

Janmasthami Celebration, 6pm, Sri Chaitanya Ashram, 25 E. 32nd. Don.

theater The Comedy of Errors continues. See Thursday, Aug. 21.

In Our Name continues. See Friday.

The Gin Game continues. See Friday.

The Merry Wives of Windsor continues. See Saturday.



MONDAY, AUGUST 25

Sunrise 6:28am; Sunset 8pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50, SnarkCast: MOLDY

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses why having lots and lots of babies after WWII wasn’t such a great idea, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.



TUESDAY, AUGUST 26

Sunrise 6:29am; Sunset 7:58pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50, SnarkCast: HUNG

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.

Film Pandora’s Box, silent film, 8pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

Lecture “Health and Nutritional Advice: Thyroid & Adrenal Glands,” Sunny Kierstyn, 12:30pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. 736-4444. FREE.

music The Sidewinders NW, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Lissa Schneckenburger, fiddler & folk singer, 7:30pm, house concert, Eugene. paschalla@lanecc.edu for location.

on the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses the pros and cons of nuclear power while fielding many, many phonecalls from the batshit crazies of the region, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

“Alternative Radio” discusses Benjamin Barber’s “Runaway Capitalism,” 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoors/recreation Obsidians hike: Eddeeleo Lakes, 9.2 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27

Sunrise 6:31am; Sunset 7:56pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50, SnarkCast: ACCORDINGLY

Gatherings Presentation on the Everglades by Park Ranger Tim Downey, 7pm, WEW yurt, 751 S. Danebo. 683-6494. FREE.

music Ken Waldman, fiddling poet, reads from Are You Famous Yet?  5pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Alpha Dahlia, 7pm, Scobert Park. FREE.

Greenlander, Girl Meets Gravity, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

Town Mountain, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses offshore oil drilling, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

Outdoors/recreation Wetland wander: Tsanchiifin Walk, 9am, meet at WEW Project Office, 751 S. Danebo. 683-6494. FREE.

GEARs ride: Upper Camp Creek Road, 22 miles, 6pm, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org



THURSDAY, AUGUST 28

Sunrise 6:32am; Sunset 7:55pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50, SnarkCast: TRAVELED

Farmers’ Market Farmers’ market, noon-5pm, 8th Ave. & Oak St. FREE.

gatherings Paddle Club meets, 6:30pm, Oregon River Sports, 3400 Franklin Blvd. FREE.

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

Lecture Outdoor adventures: Sue Sullivan tells tale of team climbing two Himalayan mountains, 1:30pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. 736-4444. FREE.

Literary arts Reflective readers book group: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

music Swing Shift, 6:30pm, Roaring Rapids Pizza Co. FREE.

Patrick Kavaney & The Last Drags, John Shipe, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

Montana Slim, Chris Brecht, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

on the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses the results of privatizing the Jackson County public libraries, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

“New Dimensions” presents “Working For Your Soul” w/Thomas More, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoors/recreation Greenhill Humane Society’s Rover Romp 5k run/2k walk, 8am, 88530 Green Hill Rd. www.greenhill.dojiggy.com $20-$25.

Kayak Competitions: Whitewater Rodeo and Awards Ceremony, 5:30pm-8:30pm, Knickerbocker Footbridge, Alton Baker Park. www.worldkayak.com FREE.

Obsidians hikes: Heceta Head, 6.5 miles; Lillian Falls, 7.6 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

 

CORVALLIS EVENTS

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

Friday, Aug. 22 Northwest Art & Air Festival, feat. Curtis Salgado (Fri.), Little River (Sat.), balloon rides, car shows, art displays, food vendors and more, 6:45am-9pm today & tomorrow and 6:45am-3pm Aug. 24, Timber Linn Park, Albany. www.nwartandair.org

Saturday, Aug. 23 Farmers’ market, 9am-1pm, City Hall parking lot, Albany. FREE.

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

Wine tasting: Paschal Winery, 4pm-6pm, WineStyles, Timberhill Shopping Center. $5.

Sunday, Aug. 24 Southtown Street Party, benefit for South Corvallis Food Bank, feat. Eleven Eyes, Lost Tortoise, Future Roots, The Nettles, Poitin and Stout, more, 11am-11pm, FireWorks Restaurant. $5-$10 sug. don.

Monday, Aug. 25 Lissa Schneckenburger, fiddler & folk singer, 7:30pm, house concert, Corvallis. dianearney@msn.com for location.

Tuesday, Aug. 26 Wine tasting: New wines, 5:30pm-9:30pm, WineStyles, Timberhill Shopping Center. $5.

Wednesday, Aug. 27 A reception for photography by Marcy Stolte, 6pm, WineStyles, Timberhill Shopping Center. FREE.

Thursday, Aug. 28 Wine tasting: King Estate Winery, 5:30pm-7:30pm, WineStyles, Timberhill Shopping Center. $5.



ON THE ROAD 

Thursday, Aug. 21 The Phantom of the Opera, 7:30pm today and Aug. 22, 26-29 & Sept. 2-5; 2pm & 7:30pm Aug. 23, 30 & Sept. 6; 1pm & 6:30pm Aug. 17, 24 & 31, Keller Auditorium, PDX. 866-739-6737. $23+.

Hookah Stew, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Friday, Aug. 22 Concert for Big Red, benefit for historic building restoration, feat. Jefferson Airplane, Blind Pilot, Supertrout, Country Joe McDonald, The Great Society and many more, Aug. 22-24, Clatsop County Fairgrounds, Astoria. www.concertforbigred.com $60/day, $125 3-day pass (includes camping). Tix available at CD World & House of Records.

Brandi Carlile, Landon Pigg, 7pm, Oregon Zoo, PDX. www.oregonzoo.org $19.

Ice Cube, 8pm, Roseland Theater, PDX. www.doubletee.com $33.

Sound Tribe Sector 9, Blackalicious, 6:30pm, McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale. www.mcmenamins.com $28.50 adv., $33 door.

Oregon State Fair, feat. Vanessa Hudgens, Weird Al Yankovic, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Poison, Willie Nelson, Doodlebops, Gary Allan, Garrison Keillor, Chris Cagle and Tracy Lawrence, Aug. 22-Sept. 1, Oregon State Fair & Expo Center, Salem. www.oregonstatefair.org

Guys and Dolls, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and Aug. 28-30 & Sept. 3-6, 10-13; 2pm Aug. 24 & 31, Sept. 7, Pentacle Theater, 324 52nd Ave., Salem. www.pentacletheatre.org $22-$23.

Bill Magee Band, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Car Cruise & Sock Hop, feat. The Valley Boys, 5pm-9pm, Drain Civic Center, 205 West A St. $5.

Saturday, Aug. 23 Swan Island Dahlia Festival, flowers, refreshments, demonstrations and more, indoor display 10am-6pm, fields open 8am-8pm, Aug. 23-25 and Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Swan Island Dahlias, Canby. www.dahlias.com. FREE.

Wine tasting: Kramer Vineyards, 1pm-4pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE.

Two Leg Lucy, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Blackberry Arts Festival, arts, entertainment, blackberry treats, music and more, Aug. 23 & 24, downtown Coos Bay. www.coosbaydowntown.org

Zero Clearance Theater presents Old Time Radio Show, 5pm today & tomorrow, Siuslaw Bank Amphitheater, Oakridge. FREE.

Wilco, 6:30pm, Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend. www.bendconcerts.com

“Quilts Are Forever,” quilt show, 10am-4pm today, tomorrow & Aug. 27, Elkton Community Education Center Greenhouse. $2.

Sunday, Aug. 24 Avett Brothers, Shawn Mullins, 7pm, Oregon Zoo, PDX. www.oregonzoo.org $17.

OSU Day at the Oregon Fair, 10am-8pm, Oregon State Fair & Expo Center, Salem. www.oregonstatefair.org

Judy Collins, Dar Williams, 7:30pm, Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville. www.brittfest.org $24-$43.

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

Beck, MGMT, 6:30pm, Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend. www.bendconcerts.com

Monday, Aug. 25 GZA, Killah Priest, 10pm, Berbati’s Pan, PDX. 21+. $25.

Wednesday, Aug. 27 Bryan Lee, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Michael McDonald, 7:30pm, Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville. www.brittfest.org $44.

Thursday, Aug. 28 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey present “Over the Top,” 7:30pm today & tomorrow; 3:30pm & 7:30pm Aug. 30; 1pm Aug. 31, Rose Garden, PDX. www.rosequarter.com

Blackberry Bushes, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Lucinda Williams, The Avett Brothers, The Waifs, 6:30pm, Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville. www.brittfest.org $36-$49.



ATTN: OPPORTUNITIES

Works refused by the Mayor’s Art Show may be resubmitted to New Zone Gallery’s Salon des Refuses show from noon to 6 pm, Saturday, Sept. 6. 935-4308.

Eugene Recreation’s Senior Program invites you to join the Walk’n’Talkers, self-led group that walks 3-5 miles at a quick pace at 9am every Friday. 682-5318.

Auditions for new members of the Eugene Concert Choir and Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble are Aug. 26-27 at Grace Lutheran Church, 710 E. 17th. Schedule an audition, choir@eugeneconcertchoir.org or 687-6865.

Rose Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for Honk! at 5:30pm to 8:30pm on Sept. 3 and 4 at the LCC choir room. www.therct.com or 431-0444.

NextStep Recycling requests donations of backpacks and school supplies on behalf of Centro Latino’s Los Niños Program. Drop off at 2101 W. 10th Ave. 686-2366 x112.

Eugene Public Library Advisory Board seeks new members. One of open seats is designated for someone under the age of 25. Apply online at www.eugene-or.gov/bcc or pick up application at City Manager’s Office, Rm. 105, City Hall. Deadline is Sept. 5.