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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 8.28.08

.This Week's Calendar | Ongoing Calendar | Galleries | Music @ the Clubs

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As much as it doesn’t make sense in a world overpopulated with needy dogs and cats, there are those who would prefer purebred puppies and tiny kittens to the homeless, neglected or abandoned animals maxing out the area’s animal shelters. Save the Pets, a local nonprofit, hopes to change that line of thinking. The organization stages pet adoption events at heavy foot-traffic areas such as malls, the UO campus and gatherings like Art and the Vineyard where the shelter pets get more exposure and a greater chance of being adopted. But being a nonprofit means that Save the Pets requires generous donations of funds and volunteer hours, which is why they throw grand benefit galas such as this week’s “Chuckle for Charity.” Featuring local comedians — including the reigning S.L.U.G. Queen Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant (pictured) — and music from the Bill Shreve & Paul Biondi Project, along with a raffle that could put you on a flight to Las Vegas, this light-hearted event at the McDonald Theatre supports a worthy cause and is worth a chuckle or two. See Friday Calendar.

For such a lackluster week bereft of much to do (other than see some awesome live music next Monday through Wednesday), it’s going to be a Hella Busy Friday in the Whiteaker neighborhood. Kick things off with the general activity buzz around the Last Friday Art Walk, perhaps starting with stained glass art (pictured) by Scott Floyd at the Art of Glass and making your sun-splattered way up Blair Boulevard and over to Polk for a raku clay firing demo at Clay Space. Bounce back to Scobert Gardens Park and dance to the trip hop/electronica of Spin One Half before meandering around the corner to see work from the Street Youth Art Project at CALC. See Friday Calendar.

Spoken word usually gets the short end of the arts coverage stick in EW, but rarely does it go about staging two exciting events on the same day and time, mere blocks away from each other. Hot damn, spoken word, you so hot right now! The first event kicks off at the Wandering Goat at 7 pm with Tobin Johnston performing his oratorical masterwork, The Brutalist, with a score on acoustic guitar performed by McKenzie Stubbert (pictured). At 7:30 pm, the folks behind the Eugene Poetry Slam present “The Art of the Spoken Word” at the Whiteaker Station. Featuring “several favorite local spoken word artists” (according to a press release), music and an open mic reading open to audience participation, this event promises to offer a “wonderful warm evening of creativity and community.” The only question is: Which of these two spoken word events will you attend? See Friday Calendar.


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.

Food/drink Wine tasting: Warm-weather reds, 5pm-9pm, WineStyles. $5.

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

Large-screen simulcast of Obama’s DNC acceptance speech, 7pm, McDonald Theatre. FREE.

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

Kids/families “Catch the Buzz,” MRT bug-building work/art party for EC parade entry, 6pm-9pm, M.E.C.C.A., 43 W. Broadway. 345-2799. 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.

Fortune Cookie, 7pm, Scobert Park. 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 Moore, 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.


Sunrise 6:33am; Sunset 7:53pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50, SnarkCast: TRIXIE

Arts/visual Last Friday Art Walk, 6pm-9pm, various locations, Eugene. See www.lastfridayartwalk.org for a walking map. FREE.

5pm openings include mixed media work by Tony Brown, WOW Hall. 6pm openings include stained glass by Scott Floyd, Art of Glass. 6pm closing receptions include work by Anthony Hahn, John Macauley, David Ormsbee & Stephen Ambrose, Museum of Unfine Art.

Cottage Grove Art Walk, 6pm, Main Street, Cottage Grove. FREE.

Exhibit of paintings by Jerry Ross, plus wine tasting, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Sylvan Ridge Winery, 27012 Briggs Hill Rd. FREE.

Members of Clay Space demo raku, a decorative firing technique, 7pm-10pm, 222 Polk St. 653-8089. FREE.

Benefit “Chuckle for Charity,” benefit for Save the Pets, feat. Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant & other local comedians, music and silent auction, 7:30pm, McDonald Theatre. $10.

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: Sangiovese wines from Cuneo Cellars, 5pm-7pm, The Broadway. FREE.

Wine tasting: Girardet Wine Cellars, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Midtown Marketplace. FREE.

Gatherings Cascadia EcoFair & Permaculture Gathering, 3pm-9pm today; 9am-9pm tomorrow and Aug. 31, River’s Turn Farm. www.cascadiaecofair.org

BikeLane Coalition presents “Tune Up,” bike repair & safety clinic, noon-1pm, Tango Center, 194 W. Broadway. 543-5986. FREE.

Pacifica Forum: “Shining a Light on the AIPAC Espionage Trial: 2002-2008,” review of public record, 3pm, EMU, UO. 344-0483. FREE.

Meet Your Maker indie craft & art fair, 6pm-9pm, Midtown Marketplace, 1591 Willamette. FREE.

kids/families Last Friday Art Walk event for kids, 5pm-7pm, East Blair Housing Co-op, 4th & Adams. FREE.

music Spin One Half, 7pm, Scobert Gardens Park. FREE.

Jake Payne, Dan Hartman, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

The A.K.A.’s, Ugly Litter, Pirate Radio, 9pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 door.

Moon Mountain Ramblers, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+ $5.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses old and new forms of journalistic reporting w/Kernan Turner and Brad Knickerbocker, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

Outdoors/recreation Obsidians hikes: McKenzie Pass, geology hike, 3 miles; Shasta Loops/blackberries, 4 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

Spoken word Orchestrated spoken word of The Brutalist by Tobin Johnston, w/music by McKenzie Stubbert, 7pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

“The Art of the Spoken Word,” feat. music, local spoken word artists and open mic, 7:30pm, The Whiteaker Station, 520 Blair Blvd. $2-$5.

Theater The Gin Game, 8pm today & tomorrow, Cottage Theater, 700 Village Dr., Cottage Grove. www.cottagetheatre.org or 942-8001. $7-$8.


Sunrise 6:34am; Sunset 7:51pm, Av High 80; Av Low 50, SnarkCast: BLOWN

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

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

gatherings Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, with entertainment by Stephan Mockli, 10am; Oregon Children’s Marimba Band, 11am; Lorna Miller, noon; Sean Shanahan, 1pm; Spin One Half, 2pm; Michael Tracey Band, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org FREE. 

Meeting to form new chapter of the American Council of the Blind of Oregon, w/Q&A, overview, more, 11am-1pm, Hilyard Center. robgcook@comcast.net or 741-4367. FREE.

Cascadia EcoFair & Permaculture Gathering continues. See Friday.

Kids/families “Changing Seasons” walk, 10am, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. RSVP, 747-1504. $5, $2 child.

Music Emerald Chamber Players perform work by J.S. Bach, 2pm, Atrium Bldg., 10th & Olive. FREE.

Disco Organica, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

Outdoors/recreation Run the Dam Loop 15k/5k run & walk, 8am, Cottage Grove Lake. www.goodrace.com $25.

Summer singles hike, 2pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. RSVP, 747-1504. $5.

Obsidians hike: Tamolitch Dry Falls, family hike, 4.2 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

GEARs rides: Turnbow, Cox Butte & other climbs, 75 miles; Meadowview, 25 miles, 9am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

social dance Salsa dance, feat. DJ Jose Cruz, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

“Sacred Groove: Eugene’s Community Prayer Dance,” local & guest DJ’s create sacred dance space, 9pm, The Spirit Moves, 1840 Willamette. $10 sug. don.

spiritual “White Tara Empowerment,” teaching by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing, 1:45pm, KDC, 917 E. 43rd. 746-6459. $20.

Theater The Gin Game continues. See Friday.


Sunrise 6:35am; Sunset 7:50pm, Av High 80; Av Low 49, SnarkCast: PARTYHARD 

film Dr. Strangelove, 7pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

Permission to Speak Freely film series: Why We Fight, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Gatherings BRINGfest, recycled craft fair, 11am-4pm, BRING Recycling, 4446 Franklin Blvd. FREE.

Rock/Paper/Scissors tournament for $100 cash prize, 1pm, The Hub, 298 Blair Blvd. Signup in advance. $5.

Cascadia EcoFair & Permaculture Gathering continues. See Friday.

Music Junction City Polka Band, 6:30pm, Washburne Park, 20th & Agate. 344-0483. FREE.

Bazil Rathbone, Long Walk, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $3-$5.

Outdoors/recreation Obsidians hike: Waldo Lake Wilderness, 10 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

GEARs rides: Brownsville-Shedd, 75 miles; McKenzie View

w/Sunderman, 35 miles, 9am, meet at Alton Baker Park.


spiritual “White Tara Teaching & Practice,” w/Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing, 9am, KDC, 917

E. 43rd. 746-6459. $30.


Sunrise 6:36am; Sunset 7:48pm, Av High 80; Av Low 49, SnarkCast: LABORIOUS

Music The Valley Boys, 4pm-7pm, River Road Park. FREE.

Accordions Anonymous, 6:30pm, Washburne Park, 20th & Agate. 344-0483. FREE.

Asylum Street Spankers, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $16 adv., $18 door.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses “warrior aristocrats” and the enduring power of storytellers w/Marc Ratner, SOU professor of comparative literature, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

Outdoors/recreation GEARs rides: Creswell via River Drive & Howe Lane, 55 miles, 9am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org


Sunrise 6:37am; Sunset 7:46pm, Av High 80; Av Low 49, SnarkCast: FLUNG

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

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

gathering “Gentle Yoga” sampler class, 11am, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd. FREE.

music Xavier Rudd, Griffin House, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $18 adv., $20 door.

The Old 97’s, Langhorne Slim, 8pm, WOW Hall. $18 adv., $20 door.

on the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses what to expect after the presidential nominating conventions conclude w/Bill Hughes, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.


Sunrise 6:39am; Sunset 7:44pm, Av High 80; Av Low 49, SnarkCast: BROAD-LEAFED

Food/drink Wine tasting: Italian wines, w/appetizers, 5:30pm, Ambrosia, 174 E. Broadway. $15.

Gatherings “How to Join Our Mental Health Reform Parade Entry in Eugene Celebration,” workshop w/David Oaks of MindFreedom, 5:30pm, Downtown Library. 345-9106. FREE.

“Community Resources for End-of-Life Care,” 6pm, Downtown Library. www.seriousillness.org/lane FREE.

lecture Ecobuilding: “History of Rainbow Valley Design & Construction,” Alec Dakers, 7pm, BRING Recycling, 4446 Franklin. FREE.

music Monte Negro, Astra Heights, The May Fire, 5:30pm, CD World. FREE.

Circo Rocktastico Tour, feat. Monte Negro, Astra Heights, The May Fire, Throwback Suburbia, 8pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 door.

The Industrial Jazz Group, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$10.

Blind Pilot, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $3.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses providing support, seeking treatment and setting limits with family members diagnosed with mental illness, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

Outdoors/recreation GEARs ride: Alvadore, 28 miles, 6pm, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Spiritual Alchemical healing monthly circle, 6:30pm, office@shamanicjourneys.com or 484-1099 for location. FREE.


Sunrise 6:40am; Sunset 7:42pm, Av High 80; Av Low 49, SnarkCast: CAVED

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

gatherings Emerald Classic Cluster Dog Show, 8am today, tomorrow and Sept. 6-7, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Learn about volunteer opportunities with SMART (drop-in), 10am-noon, Springfield Library. FREE.

music Jes Karper, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Moreland and Arbuckle, Heavenly Oceans, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

on the air “New Dimensions” presents “A Simple Buddhist Monk” w/Pico Iyer, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoors/recreation Obsidians hike: South Cinder Peak, 13.4 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.


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

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

Saturday, Aug. 30 Farmers’ market, 9am-1pm, City Hall parking lot, Albany. FREE.

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


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

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

Sondre Lerche, Sylvie Lewis, 9pm, Doug Fir, PDX. 21+. $15.

Oregon State Fair, feat. Poison, Willie Nelson, more, Aug. 28-Sept. 1, Oregon State Fair & Expo Center, Salem. www.oregonstatefair.org

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

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

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

Friday, Aug. 29 Bon Iver, A.A. Bondy, 9pm, Aladdin Theater, PDX. $14.

!!!, Parenthetical Girls, Strength, 9pm, Doug Fir, PDX. 21+. $15.

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

The Vipers, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Saturday, Aug. 30 Art in the Pearl, fine arts and crafts festival with more than 100 artists selling their work, World Music Stage, Educational Pavilion, food and more, 10am-6pm today, tomorrow and Sept. 1, Northwest Park Blocks, PDX. www.artinthepearl.com FREE.

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

Poison, 8pm, Oregon State Fair. www.oregonstatefair.org $30+.

Wine tasting: Oregon & The Globe, 1pm-4pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE.

John Shipe & The Ehren Ebbage Trio, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Art by the Bay, daily today & tomorrow, Winchester Bay. 541-271-4471. FREE.

McKenzie Arts Festival, more than 30 artists, authors, dancing, musicians, food, garden art and more, 10am-5pm today & tomorrow, McKenzie River Mountain Resort, 51668 Blue River Drive, Blue River. www.mckenzieartsfestival.com

Sisters Western & Native American Arts Festival, pottery, jewelry, artwork, clothing, metal art, music and more, 10am-4pm today & tomorrow, Creekside Park, Sisters. www.sisterschamber.com

Sunday, Aug. 31 Florence Old Town market, 11am-5pm, Florence. FREE.

Soulicious, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Tuesday, Sept. 2 Tim Finn, 9pm, Doug Fir, PDX. 21+. $28.

Wednesday, Sept. 3 MusicFest Northwest, numerous music offerings spread over downtown Portland, daily today, tomorrow and Sept. 5-6, various locations, PDX. www.musicfestnw.com $50 for 4-day pass.

Mogwai, Fuck Buttons, 9pm, Roseland Theater, PDX. $20.

Thursday, Sept. 4 Battles, No Age, 5:30pm, Wonder Ballroom, PDX. FREE w/MFNW wristband.

Deerhunter, Starfucker, Bodies of Water, Oxford Collapse, Silver Summit, 8pm, Holocene, PDX. 21+. $12.

Del tha Funkee Homosapien, The Cook Kids, Cool Nutz, Animal Farm, 8pm, Roseland Theater, PDX. $20.

M Ward, Calvin Johnson, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $20.

Nada Surf, Pseudosix, Port O’Brien, Love as Laughter, 9pm, Berbati’s Pan, PDX. 21+. $15.

Jazz at Newport Festival, 8pm today; 9:45am tomorrow and 10am Sept. 6-7, various locations, Newport. www.jazzatnewport.org

Roger “Hurricane” Wilson, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.


Volunteer Tutor Program at LCC seeks Literacy Tutors for adult basic education and ESL students. Free training provided in October. Required orientation is 4:30pm Tuesday, Sept. 16. 463-5919.

Auditions for the Kurt Vonnegut play, The Kid Nobody Could Handle, will be held at 3:30pm on Sept. 16 at The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison, Corvallis. Actors ages 15 and up are invited to audition. 541-754-1551.

City of Eugene seeks volunteers to serve on City advisory boards, commissions and committees. Apply online at www.eugene-or.gov/bcc Deadline is Sept. 5.

Eugene Celebration seeks volunteers to help run the annual event Sept. 12-14. www.eugenecelebration.com

Women’s Choral Society invites community members to participate. Meets 7pm Monday, Sept. 8, at 163 Music, UO. 345-0063.