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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 9.18.08

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Igor Stravinsky is possibly the only contemporary composer to win a Grammy (posthumously) and to have his name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Russian who liked his liquor straight up and his service attentive at the stuffiest of restaurants wrote many beloved classics, including the ballet suite, The Firebird, which tops the program for the Eugene Symphony’s 2008-09 official season opener on Thursday, Sept. 18. With three free conductor search concerts (all sold out) and a glitzy billing with Yo-Yo Ma later this month (also very nearly sold out), it’d be easy to overlook the opening night of Russian classics. Don’t. In addition to Stravinsky, hear Korsakov’s Russian Easter Overture and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with a special piano solo from Terrence Wilson (pictured). Outgoing Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero says the Rachmaninoff piece “really showcases Terrence’s virtuosity.” Or anybody’s virtuosity, for that matter. Call 682-5000 for tix and see Thursday, Sept. 18 Calendar.

Until an HIV-infected Jesse (played by Chad Lowe) stole the show with his scandalous affair with Becca and tearjerking monologues, the early ‘90s TV show Life Goes On was focused primarily on a Chicago family’s efforts to integrate their son, Corky, who was born with Down syndrome, into “normal” society. Corky was portrayed by actor Chris Burke (pictured), who was himself born with Down syndrome. Since the show’s final season, Burke has been advocating for people with developmental disabilities, especially those interested in the arts. He will make an appearance at the benefit reception for the touring Sprout Film Festival at the Wildish Theater. The film festival will screen many short films that present positive portrayals of people living with developmental disabilities. Cost is $30 for the reception and screening, or just $10 for the screening only. See Friday Calendar.

Too much hip hop can’t be a bad thing, can it? If you’re not winded after a week of Living Legends, Atmosphere, Common, N*E*R*D and, uh, probably some other spectacular hip hop show in some basement somewhere, then get to the McDonald Theatre on Tuesday for the Blue Scholars’ and Hieroglyphics’ (pictured) co-headlining show. The Hieros bring their underground hip hop sounds from 528 miles south (Oakland) and Blue Scholars from 286 miles north (Seattle) for a middleground hip hop blowout. (OK, technically the historic Wolf Creek Inn in southern Oregon would be smack in the middle.) The Hieros will be minus their founding member Del tha Funkee Homosapien (experiencing too much fame and fortune as a solo act apparently) but still have those fat beats you can always rely on (with T-shirts for sale featuring your favorite three-eyed, straight-lipped hip hop logo designed by Del himself). The Scholars’ blend of socially-conscious raps and gritty Seattle dub are also not to be second-guessed. See Tuesday Calendar.


Sunrise 6:56am; Sunset 7:17pm, Av High 76; Av Low 46, SnarkCast: HI-LITED

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

Film Seniors in the Movies: No Country for Old Men, 2:45pm, Campbell Center. FREE.

Food/drink Wine tasting: New World vs. Old World, 5pm-8:30pm, WineStyles. $5.

gatherings LTD Boards hosts a community meeting to review service reductions, 6pm at South Eugene High School & 6pm at Willamette High School. FREE.

Lectures League of Women Voters of Lane County presents “Mysteries of the Oregon Ballot in 2008,” Bill Lunch, 12:15pm, Mallard Banquet Hall, 725 W. 1st. 343-7917. FREE ($12 for buffet lunch).

First Church of Christ, Scientist, presents “Neutralizing Violence,” Ron Ballard, 7pm, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St. FREE.

music Eugene Symphony presents “The Firebird,” with a program of Russian works, 8pm, Hult Center. $15+.

Lincoln Crockett, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Atmosphere, Blueprint, Abstract Rude, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $20 adv., $23 door.

Izabella, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

on the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses Asperger’s syndrome (a type of high-functioning autism), 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

“New Dimensions” presents “Growing Into a Bigger Version of God” w/Michelle Prosser, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.


Sunrise 6:57am; Sunset 7:15pm, Av High 76; Av Low 46, SnarkCast: BUBBLY

benefit Large Sale to Benefit Sexual Violence Prevention Work, 9am-4pm today & tomorrow, Trauma Healing Project, 2222 Coburg Rd. FREE.

dance Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene, feat. Sakari, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5 sug. don.

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 NYC Sprout Film Festival, 5:30pm reception, 7pm screening, Wildish Theater, 630 E. Main St., Spfd. stff@gosprout.org or 541-284-5070.

Food/drink Wine tasting: Grover Vineyards (India), 5pm-7pm, WineStyles. FREE.

Vegan potluck, 7pm, McNail-Riley House. Bring utensils & plates. 341-1690. FREE.

Gatherings City Club Friday Forum: “Kurdistan: Seeing Iraq Outside the (Green) Box,” w/Don Kahle, 11:50am, Downtown Athletic Club. $3.

Pacifica Forum: Open discussion on the state of the union, led by Orval Etter, 3pm, EMU, UO. 344-0483. FREE.

Fundraiser for Mayor Kitty Piercy, w/music by Brian Cutean, 5pm-7pm, Tsunami Books. Don.

West Cascade Peace Corps Association potluck w/presentation on Kenya, 6pm, info@westcascadepca.org or 607-4140 for location. FREE.

Wisdom Lovers meet, topic: “Relating to Authority,” 7pm, EWEB. 726-6215. FREE.

Eugene Astronomical Society hosts a Star Party, 8pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. 747-1504. Bring flashlight covered with paper bag. $5, $3 child.

Kids/families Fall Free Family Fun Night, 6pm, Sheldon Community Center, 2445 Willakenze Dr., Spfd. FREE.

music Block Party to Celebrate National Recovery Month, feat. Nik Fury, aProof, FlipSide, More Yom, Russel Nute Band, Chuckles & Chatty the Clowns, noon-5pm, block between 11th and 12th on Grant St. FREE.

Hanks de Franks, 6pm, outside of Supreme Bean, 29th & Willamette. FREE.

Sounder, 6pm, Coiner Park, Cottage Grove. FREE.

Common, N.E.R.D., 7pm, Cuthbert Amphitheater. $32 adv., $35 door.

Slaid Cleaves, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+ $12.

Rachel Taylor Brown, 10pm, Luckey’s. 21+. $5.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses stress management, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

Spiritual “Guy Finley’s The Essential Laws of Fearless Living,” screen presentation, discussion & refreshments, 7pm, Inside Edge Program, SGC, 390 Vernal St. www.InsideEdge-Eugene.org $5-$8. 

Theater Tell Me, 8pm today, tomorrow and Sept. 26-27 and Oct. 3 & 10-11, Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette. 683-4368. $19 reserved, $16 restricted view, $35.95 dinner seating.


Sunrise 6:58am; Sunset 7:13pm, Av High 76; Av Low 46, SnarkCast: HONGRY

Arts/visual Kennedy Family Krafts arts & crafts showcase, 9:30am-4pm today & 10:30am-4pm tomorrow, Kennedy House, 90 Arbor Dr. FREE.

Free admission to UO’s J-Schnitz Museum of Art and Museum of Natural & Cultural History, 11am-5pm today & tomorrow. FREE.

benefit Large Sale to Benefit Sexual Violence Prevention Work continues. See Friday.

Comedy The Comedy Workout presents Top Secret Comedy, 8pm, Diablo’s Downtown Lounge. 21+. $5.

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

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

Food/drink Mid-Valley Brewfest, feat. beer samples from over 10 local breweries, music by Skip Jones & Friends, 11am-midnight, McMenamins High Street Brewery & Café. FREE.

Gardening Le Tour des Plants, feat. half-hour landscape design consultations, bring photos and measurements, daily today & tomorrow, Bloomer’s Nursery, 89719 Armitage Rd. 687-5959 to schedule appointment. FREE.

Gathering of Gardeners, daily today & tomorrow, Village Green Resort, Cottage Grove. 942-2491.

gatherings Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, with entertainment by Beth Miriam Rose, 10am; Will Martin, 11am; Vinnie’s World, noon; Resin, 1pm; The Rusty Still, 2pm; The Usual Suspects, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org FREE.

AAUW’s Community Forum, feat. Nancy Golden speaking on “Breaking the Barriers in Public Education,” 10:30am, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 777 Coburg Rd. 344-4134. FREE.

Trash or Treasure Road Show, noon-4pm, Springfield Library. 726-2300. FREE.

Long Tom Watershed Council’s annual Meeting & Celebration w/BBQ & potluck, speakers, hayrides, farm tour, 1pm-4pm, Stroda Brothers Farm. RSVP required, cyost@longtom.org or 683-6949. $10, FREE under age 5.

“Applying for College & Financial Aid,” w/guest experts from UO, 3pm, Downtown Library. 682-5450. FREE.

Lane County Livestock Association Club Calf Sale & Auction, 8am today & tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Literary arts Antoine Stoudamire (aka Madgesdiq) performs poetry, 4pm, Tsunami Books. Don.

Lgbt Rowdy River Womyn lesbian social, 5pm, McMenamins North Bank. 514-1639. FREE.

Music “We Are Everywhere,” benefit concert for eco-defense prisoner Briana Waters, feat. Madame Flod, Le Petite Mort, Peter Wilde, Jesus Sepulveda, 8pm-11pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5 sug. don.

Okkervil River, Sea Wolf, Zykos, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $14 adv., $16 door.

Federico Aubele, Jessie Marquez & Mike Denny, Natalia Clavier, 9pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Los Cumbiamberos, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $6.

Outdoors/recreation Eugene Tree Foundation leads a tour of the Legacy Trees, Part 1, 1pm, meet at south side of Borders on Coburg Rd. FREE. 

Obsidians trips: Our Daily Bread, bike, 45 miles; Yoran Lake, 10.2 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

GEARs rides: 4 Hill Climb, 45 miles; 6 Hills and a Funeral, 60 miles, 9am, starts at Paul’s Bikes on W. 11th. www.eugenegears.org

Social dance Seniors barn dance, feat. County Club Band, 7pm-9pm, Petersen Barn Community Center. 682-5521. $2.

sporting event Emerald City Roller Derby, 6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.emeraldcityrollergirls.com $12 adv., $15 door, FREE under age 5.

Traffic alert Ducks vs. Boise State, 12:30pm, Autzen Stadium. www.goducks.com

Theater Tell Me continues. See Friday.


Sunrise 6:59am; Sunset 7:13pm, Av High 76; Av Low 46, SnarkCast: SCHLOCKY

Arts/visual Dom Vetri presents on “Art and Law,” 4pm, DIVA. $5.

Kennedy Family Krafts arts & crafts showcase continues. See Saturday.

Free admission to UO’s J-Schnitz Museum of Art and Museum of Natural & Cultural History continues. See Saturday.

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

Words of Peace video showing of Maharaji speaking on inner peace, 7pm, EWEB. FREE.

Gardening Le Tour des Plants continues. See Saturday.

Gathering of Gardeners continues. See Saturday.

Gatherings “What is Polarity Therapy?” talk & demo with Faye McCabe, 3pm, Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St. 971-998-3623. $4 sug. don.

Lane County Livestock Association Club Calf Sale & Auction continues. See Saturday.

Literary arts Justice Betty Roberts reads from With Grit and By Grace, 2pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Music Brian Cutean, 5pm, Tsunami Books. Don.

Po’Girl, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $12.

Outdoors/recreation Obsidians trips: Belknap Crater, 8.5 miles; Clear Lake, 5 miles; Four-in-One Cone, 8.6 miles; Indigo & Chuckle Springs, 6.3 miles; Waldo Lake Wilderness, 10 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

GEARs rides: Crow via Central, 40 miles; Veneta, 38 miles, 9am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Spiritual Coalessence, community dance in ecstatic dance tradition, 10:30am, The Tango Center, 194 W. Broadway. 343-2246. $5-$10.

Interfaith chanting w/Netti Garner, 7pm, Unity of the Valley, 39th & Hilyard. 767-0953. FREE.

volunteer Native Forest Council helps protect a Pleasant Hill home from wildfire, 2pm, 36483 Starr Rd. RSVP, josh@forestcouncil.org or 688-2600. Bring work gloves. Refreshments provided.


Sunrise 7:01am; Sunset 7:09pm, Av High 75; Av Low 45, SnarkCast: PILEDRIVER

film Met Opera Live in HD: Opening Night Gala, feat. Renee Fleming, 6pm, Cinemark 17. $16-$24.

Gatherings LTD Boards hosts a community meeting to review service reductions, 6pm at North Eugene High School; 6pm at Cottage Grove Community Center; 6pm at Thurston High School. FREE.

Orientation meeting for those who’d like to tutor adults in reading, writing, math or spoken English, 7pm, 51 W. Broadway. Drop-ins welcome. literacylces@efn.org or 344-3949. FREE.

Cycling 101 mini-clinic, 7pm, REI. 465-1800. FREE.

music Dr. Dog, Delta Spirit, Hacienda, 9pm, WOW Hall. $12 adv., $14 door.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses why Clatsop County decided to cut its state-mandated Healthy Start program for first-time parents, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.


Sunrise 7:02am; Sunset 7:07pm, Av High 75; Av Low 45, SnarkCast: FUGLY

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 “ChiWalking” mini-clinic, 7pm, REI. 465-1800. FREE.

lectures Jan Maragosian speaks about problems in the marketplace and what you can do about it, 1pm, Campbell Center. 682-5318. FREE.

“Polarization and the Courts,” Mark Graber, 7pm, 175 Knight Law Center, UO. 346-3700. FREE.

Jim Regali presents on the history, people, culture and birds in Cameroon, 7:30pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St. FREE.

literary arts Janice Marschner presents her book, Oregon 1859: A Snapshot in Time, 2pm, J. Michaels Books. FREE.

Laurie Notaro reads and signs The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death, 7pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

music Earlimart, 6pm, CD World. FREE.

EOTO, 9pm, WOW Hall. $12 adv., $15 door.

The Hieroglyphics, The Blue Scholars, Lafa Taylor, Musab, Tanya Morgan, Knobody, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $20 adv., $23 door.

The Wedding Present, Earlimart, 9pm, John Henry’s. 21+. $10 adv., $12 door.

on the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses tide pools and the ocean, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

“Alternative Radio” presents Ahmed Rashid’s lecture, “Afghanistan & Pakistan: Descent into Chaos,” 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoors/recreation Obsidians hike: Deer Creek to Trailbridge, 5 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.


Sunrise 7:03am; Sunset 7:05pm, Av High 75; Av Low 45, SnarkCast: WEAKNUTS

Arts/visual Jennifer Morrell presents on her work as an artist, noon, DIVA. FREE.

Gatherings “ArtWall: The Frust8 Years Later Forum (2000 and Beyond),” community forum on murals, feat. Steven Lopez, 4:30pm, Fenario Gallery, 881 Willamette. FREE.

Teen Gaming Afternoon, 3:30pm-5pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

Emerald Awards Ceremony, feat. Business of the Year award-winner PeaceHealth, 5pm, Hult Center. FREE.

Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council meets, feat. Joan Hagar speaking on “How Hardwoods & Native Plants Provide Habitat,” 7pm, Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs. FREE.

Lectures Curators’ Talk: Miwako Okigami and Patrick Terry speak on “A Gaze of Her Own: Women in Japanese Art,” 6pm, JSMA, UO. FREE.

“Sthapatya Veda: The Ancient Science of Architecture,” Don Shaifer, 7:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

music Peter Rothbart of Found magazine, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $6.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses the unconventional methods Bernie Schein uses to teach adolescents, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

Outdoors/recreation GEARs ride: Upper Camp Creek Road, 22 miles, 6pm, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Theater Doubt: A Parable (preview performance), 8pm today & tomorrow, Lord Leebrick Theater, 540 Charnelton. www.lordleebrick.com or 465-1506. $12, $8 reduced.


Sunrise 7:04am; Sunset 7:04pm, Av High 75; Av Low 45, SnarkCast: HUMMING

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

Film Alex Cox Retrospective: Sid & Nancy, 11am, Bijou Cinemas. $4.

Food/drink Wine tasting: “Beautifully Bold Reds,” 5pm-8:30pm, WineStyles. $5.

Redhawk Wine Dinner, 6:30pm, Bel Ami Restaurant. RSVP, 485-6242.

gatherings Public hearing for potential increase to sewer user rate, 8am, Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, 410 River Ave. 726-3695. FREE.

kids/families Art Projects w/Kim Jarvis, for grades 3-8, 3:30pm, Springfield Library. Register at Youth Services Desk. FREE.

Literary arts Teen book group: Good Omens by Neil Gaimen & Terry Pratchett, 4pm, Downtown Library. 682-8316. FREE.

Reflective readers book group: London Fields by Martin Amis, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Mike Farrell discusses & signs Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

music Arif Khan, tabla, and Brandon McIntosh, sarod, 7:30pm, Harmony Roadhouse Music Studio, 2650 Willamette. $5-$10.

Eugene Symphony presents an audition concert w/Tito Munoz, conductor, feat. Bernstein, Schubert, Prokofiev and Beethoven, 8pm, Hult Center. FREE.

Green is for Go, The Touchy Feeliacs, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Janis Ian, 7pm, WOW Hall. $20 adv., $23 door.

The Sweet Hollywaiians, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

on the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses why we’re so gosh darn gullible, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

“New Dimensions” presents “The Practice of Settlement, Finding a Sense of Place” w/John Lane, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoors/recreation Obsidians hike: Rexius Trail, 4 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

Spiritual Satsang w/Alan Zundel, 7pm, upstairs at the BodyJaz Center, 29th & Willamette. www.heartawake.org FREE.

Theater Doubt: A Parable (preview performance) continues. See Wednesday. 


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

Saturday, Sept. 20 Farmers’ market, 9am-1pm, City Hall parking lot, Albany. FREE.

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

“Small Footprint — Big Impact,” Kids Day for Conservation, 10am-4pm, Benton County Fairgrounds. 929-2477. FREE.

“Drugs in Oregon: Spotlight on Methamphetamine Health Risks, Trends, and New Tools for Tracking Community Drug Use,” public lecture, 11am, CH2M Hill Alumni Center, OSU. FREE.

Equinox Celebration, feat. labyrinth walk, taizé, songs, 7pm, Starker Arts Park. 766-8090. FREE. 

Sunday, Sept. 21 Salem Chamber Orchestra presents “eastmeetswest,” feat. Xiao-Fen Min, 3pm, Russell Tripp Performance Center, LBCC, Albany. 503-485-4300. $15-$20. 

Wednesday, Sept. 24 OSU Marching Band sneak preview of pre-game & half-time show, 8pm, Reser Stadium, OSU. FREE.


Thursday, Sept. 18 Richard Russo speaks, 7:30pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, PDX. 503-227-2583. $10.

Friday, Sept. 19 CSS, Tilly & The Wall, 9pm, Roseland Theater, PDX.

Chowder Blues & Brews Festival, daily today through Sept. 21, Florence Events Center. 541-997-3128 or www.florencechamber.com

Saturday, Sept. 20 Hardy Plant Society of Oregon’s Plant Sale & Garden Festival, 10am-3pm today & tomorrow, Portland Expo Center. FREE.

Talkdemonic, DoubleDutch, World’s Greatest Ghosts, 9pm, Wonder Ballroom, PDX. $12.

King Black Acid, Tango Alpha Tango, Oh Captain My Captain, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $10.

Wine tasting: High Pass Winery, 1pm-4pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE.

SOLV Great Fall Beach Cleanup, 10am-1pm, various locations, coastal Oregon. www.solv.org or 503-844-9571 for work site locations.

Florence Old Town market, 10am-6pm today & 11am-5pm tomorrow, Florence. FREE.

The Valley Boys, 6pm, Holiday Farm Resort, Blue River. $3.

Tuesday, Sept. 23 Laibach, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $25.

Filter, 9pm, Hawthorne Theater, PDX.

Wednesday, Sept. 24 Juliana Hatfield, 8pm, Aladdin Theater, PDX. $17.

Thursday, Sept. 25 Shiny Toy Guns, 9pm, Berbati’s Pan, PDX.

Tsalila: The Umpqua River Festival, 4pm-7pm, Umpqua Discovery Center, 409 River Front Row, Reedsport. FREE.


Saturday Market Youth Music Showcase is recruiting more local youth talent. Contact Beth Miriam Rose, bethr@efn.org or 342-7191.

The Celebrate Arts! 2008 Juried Art Show seeks artistic submissions. www.eventcenter.org or 997-1994. Deadline is Oct. 17.

UO’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art seeks exhibition interpreters who want to work with diverse audiences and share their appreciation of visual arts by giving museum tours. http://jsma.uoregon.edu or 346-0910. Deadline is Sept. 30.

Auditions for the Corvallis Repertory Singers will be held from 5pm-7pm Monday, Sept. 22,  in room 204 of Benton Hall, OSU. szielke@oregonstate.edu or 737-5584 for appointment.