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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 10.30.08

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Ah, Election Day. Halloween’s over and the only thing left to freak out about is whether your ballot will be returned because A) you didn’t put enough postage on it (though state Rep. Chris Edwards assures us the State of Oregon will pay the difference), or B) you forgot how you signed your registration card and it doesn’t match what’s on your ballot envelope. In either case, rather than glue your butt to the couch and bite your nails over what the scary white men are saying on cable news, why don’t you check out some music. How about letting Australian chanteuse Missy Higgins (pictured) envelop you in her piano-driven ballads. Native Ohioan Joshua Radin opens the show for an evening of singer-songwriter escape. See Tuesday Calendar.

Here at the EW Forecasting Station, we are predicting a slight chance of rain on Halloween. That is, unless everybody snaps their fingers three times and drinks  a shot of carrot juice. Then it will be sunny popsicle weather! Bring the trick-or-treaters to the 4-year anniversary of the Last Friday Art Walk and you hit two birds with one Tic-Tac. The kids will be “treated” while you are treated to the lovely art displays along the self-guided walk. Bring the kids over to the Halloween party at the East Blair Housing Coop before exploring some of the art walk’s new stops, such as the work of Dan Donovan at olivejuice (543 Blair) or Claire Flint’s paintings at Nib dessert & wine bar (765 Monroe). Paula Goodbar shows off her photographs (pictured) from The Mermaid Session at her Lawrence St. studio while 16-year-old stained glass artist Joseph Lubliner displays his work at Pilgrim’s Way Bookstore (304 Blair). See www.lastfridayartwalk.org and Friday Calendar.

This is the time of year when you might start to eye that pale, waxy looking fellow in the next cubicle kind of warily. “Hmm,” you think to yourself, “He’s here before dawn; he leaves after dark, and I never see him eat or drink anything! He’s probably a vampire.” Well, let your gothic fantasies run amok this weekend when guest artist Denise Dabrowski directs Eugene Ballet Company’s deliciously spooky staging of Charles Bennett’s Dracula at the Hult Center Friday through Sunday. The toothsome cast includes Pamela Lehan-Siegel as the maid and Larry Helsing as a lugubrious Van Helsing. And get out your glue gun: $500 to the best costume Friday night. See Calendar.

Ack! Who knew that the end of October/beginning of November would offer such tantalizing options to consumers of dance performance! Nothing excites us more than the return of Salt Lake City’s Repertory Dance Theatre to Eugene for a weeklong residence and two supercheap performances at LCC’s Performance Hall. If you’re an avid consumer of modern dance, check out RDT’s performance of Zvi Gotheiner’s Chairs on Saturday, a work that blends nine dancers and nine chairs in what the Salt Lake Tribune calls “a rare, perfectly formed work of art.” However, if your only exposure to dance is the yearly high school Nutcracker production, perhaps you’d be better off checking out RDT’s “Time Capsule: A Century of Dance” on Wednesday, which is described as a “guided tour through a 100 year legacy of dance.” See Calendar.


Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 6:05pm, Av High 58; Av Low 39, SnarkCast: DARKNESS

Benefit Howl-o-ween Costume Party to benefit Greenhill Humane Society, 3pm-5pm, LexiDog at 5th St. FREE.

Film Cambodian Film Series: The Killing Fields, 6pm, 110 Willamette, UO. FREE.

Steven Spielberg film series: Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 6pm, 180 PLC, UO. FREE.

1408, 6pm & 8pm today & tomorrow, David Minor Theater. FREE.

gatherings “Mushrooms” interpretive series, 5:30pm today (clinic) at OP Office, EMU, UO; 9am-4pm Nov. 1 & 2 (outings) at OP Barn. 346-4365. FREE clinic; $15 for outings.

“Forests, Climate Change and the WOPR,” multimedia presentation, 7pm, Walnut Room, EMU, UO. FREE.

Post Carbon Eugene presents a public forum on “Relocalizing Eden: Building South Willamette Valley Food Security Facing Energy Uncertainty & Climate Change,” w/Dan Armstrong, 7pm, EWEB. 485-6846. FREE.

kids/families Art class w/Kim Jarvis for grades 3-8, 3:30pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

Book groups for grades 2-3 and 4-6, 4pm, Downtown Library. 682-8316. FREE.

Boooo Barn, w/activities, crafts, treats & more, 4:30pm-7:30pm, Petersen Barn Community Center. 682-5521. FREE.

Robert Rubinstein tells spooky stories, 6:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

lectures “The Role of Wetlands in the Global Carbon Cycle: Implications for Global Warming,” Scott Bridgham, 5pm, Bowerman Center for Environmental Law, UO. FREE.

“Gaia Theory & Climate Change,” intro to workshop by Alder Fuller, 6:30pm, Ste. 1, 151 Cleveland St. www.euglena-academy.net or 762-1217. FREE.

literary arts Teen book group: Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer, 4pm, Downtown Library. 682-8316. FREE.

music “Pipe Screams” organ recital, 7pm, First United Methodist Church. Don.

Detrick/Swigart Jazz Orchestra, w/costume party, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Anne-Marie McDermott, piano, 7:30pm, Beall Hall, UO. $8-$18.

Cast of Clowns, Greensky Bluegrass, 8pm, WOW Hall. $13 adv., $15 door.

Groundation, Lafa Taylor, 9pm, McDonald Theatre. $14 adv., $16 door.

Super XX Man, Leo London, Testface, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

on the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses prescription drugs, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

“New Dimensions” presents “Seven Steps to Higher Consciousness” w/Gina Mazza Hillier, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoor/recreation Obsidians hike: Duck Pond to Island Park, 4 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

Theater Funny Money, 8pm today, tomorrow and Nov. 1, 6-8; 2pm Nov. 2, Very Little Theatre. www.thevlt.com or 344-7751. $10-$14.

Rent, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and Nov. 1, 6-7; 2pm Nov. 9, South Eugene High School. 687-3583. $12, $8 stu.

The Rocky Horror Show, 8pm today, tomorrow and Nov. 1, 6-8; midnight Oct. 31, Actors Cabaret. www.actorscabaret.org or 683-4368. $16-$19.

Three Sisters, 7pm today, tomorrow & Nov. 1, Villard Hall, UO. FREE.


Sunrise 7:49am; Sunset 6:03pm, Av High 58; Av Low 39, SnarkCast: SHUGGIE

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

6pm receptions includes work by Claire Flint, Nib Dessert & Wine Bar; work by Candice Westberg, Art of Glass; work by Carolyn Osborne-Sommer, Derrick Wayne Mitchell, Marlis Badalich and Kristie Koons, Museum of Unfine Art. 8pm openings include paintings by Brooke, Diablo’s Downtown Lounge.

benefit Benefit art show & sale of paintings by Russian artists, 10am-5pm today & tomorrow; 10am-1pm Nov. 2, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 13th & Pearl. FREE.

dance Eugene Ballet Co. presents Dracula, 7:30pm today & tomorrow; 2pm Nov. 2, Hult Center. 682-5000. $15+.

film 1408 continues. See Thursday, Oct. 30. 

Gatherings Holiday Food & Gift Festival, 10am-5pm today; 10am-6pm tomorrow; 10am-5pm Nov. 2, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.hfgf.com $4, FREE under age 12.

City Club Friday Forum: “Women in Politics,” w/retired Oregon Supreme Court Justice Betty Roberts, 11:50am, Downtown Athletic Club. $5.

Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club presents a Rock & Gem Show, noon-7pm today; 10am-7pm tomorrow; 11am-4pm Nov. 2, Oakway Center. 687-8100. FREE.

Greet-N-Treat Festival, feat. contests, costumes, bingo & Miss Lane County Nichole Mead, more, 5:30pm-7pm, Creswell Community Center. FREE.

Spooky Splash Dance for Middle Schoolers, 7:45pm, Echo Hollow Pool. 682-5525. Middle school ID required. $3.

Halloween Costume Ball, feat. Blair St. Mugwumps, Four Trees, more, 9pm, Campbell Club. $3 w/costume, $7 w/o costume.

Kids/families City Hall Trick-or-Treat, 3pm-5pm, Springfield City Hall. FREE.

“House of Spiders” costume party & barn dance, 4pm-7pm, River House Community Center, 301 N. Adams. 682-5329. FREE.

Literary arts The “Nought”ies book group: The Next Thing on My List by Jill Smolinski, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

music The Sugar Beets Family Circus, feat. The Kids from “Imagine That,” Paul Biondi & more, 6:30pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 door.

Halloween Party benefit for Makindu Children’s Program, feat. storytelling, costume parade, music by Kudana Marimba and Samba Ja, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $10 sug. don.

Citizen Cope solo acoustic, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $22 adv., $25 door.

An Evening of Electronic Music & Video, feat. Nicholas Chase, Spark Applied to Powder, 8pm, DIVA. $5-$7 sug. don.

Cymbaline, INRI, I Died, Earthquack Retrofit, Hobby Knife, 8pm, New Zone Gallery. $3-$5.

SuperTrout’s “Halloween Experience,” 9:30pm, Mac’s at the Vets Club. 21+. $5.

The Ovulators perform music from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Soothsayers, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+ $5.

Reeble Jar, Eleven Eyes, 11:30pm, McDonald Theatre. $10 adv., $12 door.

Devin the Dude, The Coughee Brothaz, 11:30pm, WOW Hall. $14 adv., $16 door.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses wellness and the vaccine debate, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

Outdoors/recreation World Naked Halloween Bike Ride, 5pm, meet at 17th & Charnelton. FREE.

Obsidians hike: Gillespie Butte, 3 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

spiritual “A Bigger Truth: Insights into the New ‘Real’ World,” w/Caroline Reynolds, discussion & refreshments, 7pm, Inside Edge Program, Center for Spiritual Living, 390 Vernal St. www.InsideEdge-Eugene.org FREE.

Theater Funny Money continues. See Thursday, Oct. 30.

Rent continues. See Thursday, Oct. 30.

The Rocky Horror Show continues. See Thursday, Oct. 30.

Three Sisters continues. See Thursday, Oct. 30.


Sunrise 7:50am; Sunset 6:02pm, Av High 57; Av Low 39, SnarkCast: RIGHTWINGS

Arts/visual Oregon Crafted open studio weekend, artist studios in Lane, Linn, Lincoln and Benton Counties are open for visitors, 10am-4pm today & tomorrow, various locations. Oregon Crafted guidebook required. www.oregoncrafted.org

Stop-in-Studio: “Tips for Acrylic Painting with John Holdway,” 2pm-4pm, UO Bookstore. FREE.

A reception for work by youth, 3pm, New Zone Gallery. FREE.

comedy The Comedy Workout presents “Scary Funny,” 8:30pm, Diablo’s Downtown Lounge. 21+. $5.

Dance Breakdown Dance Co. presents “Dance Revolution,” 7pm, Willamette High School auditorium. $8, $5 stu., sr.

Phenomenon Dance Co. presents “The Hip Hop Project,” 7:30pm, McDonald Theatre. $15.

Repertory Dance Theatre presents Zvi Gotheiner’s Chairs, 8pm, Performance Hall, LCC. 346-4363. $10-$15.

Eugene Ballet Co.’s Dracula continues. See Friday.

Film Movie Night in Lorane: Lonestar, w/reading of “Bedroom Stories” by Joey Blum, 6pm, Lorane Grange. $5-$7 sug. don.

gatherings Holiday Faire, 9am-2pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. FREE.

Collectors West Gun & Knife Show, 9am-5pm today & 9am-3pm tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. $6.

“Preserve or Let Perish: Some Challenges for Contemporary Art Conservation,” Conservation Symposium Northwest, 9:30am-3:30pm, JSMA, UO. RSVP, kaplan@uoregon.edu or 346-0968. jsma.uoregon.edu FREE.

Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, with entertainment by Beth Miriam Rose, 10am; Roger Fountain, 11am; Talia Winship, noon; Shades of Blue, 1pm; K.O.G., 2pm; Big Roy & the Twigs, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org FREE.

Piccadilly flea market, 10am-4pm today & tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. $1.50.

“Intro to Computers” clinic, 10am, Downtown Library. Register, 682-5450. FREE.

Special performance in conjunction with “Native American Art Empowers Invisible People” group exhibit, Red Lodge Gallery, 174 W. Broadway. FREE.

“Above the Fray,” slideshow presentation on hilltribe people & artists of Northern Laos and Vietnam, 7pm, Spencer Creek Grange, corner of Lorane Hwy and McBeth Rd. FREE.

Witches Ball: El Dia de los Muertos, 7pm, WOW Hall. $10.

“Mushrooms” interpretive series outing continues. See Thursday, Oct. 30.

Holiday Food & Gift Festival continues. See Friday.

Rock & Gem Show continues. See Friday.

Kids/families Children’s Chinese Language & Education Fair, 10am-noon, Kennedy Middle School. http://eugenemandarin.homestead.com FREE.

Biscuit the Dog visits, 11am, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Saturday songs & stories w/Pattiebuff, 1pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

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

literary arts Ed McClanahan reads from O the Clear Moment, 7:30pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Music Festival of Bands, high school marching band competition, all day, Autzen Stadium. $13, $9 stu., sr.

Harp Day, all day, Beall Hall, UO. 346-3709. FREE.

Bev’s Baroque Break Band, 2pm, Atrium building, 10th & Olive. FREE.

Elizabeth Richter, harp, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu., sr.

Oregon Mozart Players present “Love and Marriage,” 8pm today; 2:30pm tomorrow, Hult Center. 682-5000. $16-$36.

Bat Makumba, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $10.

Keiko Matsui, 7:30pm, The Shedd. 682-5000. $30+.

Talkdemonic, World’s Greatest Ghosts, Brass Clouds, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $6.

Sleep (of Oldominion), Pale Soul, DJ Z-One, Scarub (of Living Legends), 10pm, Diablo’s Downtown Lounge. 21+. $5.

Outdoors/recreation First Saturday Park Walk: West Eugene Wetlands, 9am-11am, meet where bike path crosses Terry St. off W. 11th. FREE.

GEARs rides: Priceboro, 48 miles; North Coburg Rd. & Powerline via Herman, 25 miles, 9am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Social dance Boomer Halloween Dance, 7:30pm, Vet’s Club Ballroom, 1626 Willamette. $10, $8 w/costume.

Halloween Squaredance, 8pm, EMU, UO. $5 sug. don.

Theater Telling, 8pm today; 1pm tomorrow, EMU Ballroom, UO. FREE.

Funny Money continues. See Thursday, Oct. 30.

Rent continues. See Thursday, Oct. 30.

The Rocky Horror Show continues. See Thursday, Oct. 30.

Three Sisters continues. See Thursday, Oct. 30.


Sunrise 6:51am; Sunset 5:01pm, Av High 57; Av Low 39, SnarkCast: BELITTLE

Arts/visual Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School figure drawing session, 8pm, The Vintage, 837 Lincoln. $5, $3 stu.

Oregon Crafted continues. See Saturday.

Dance Razia presents “Decadence,” belly dance show & celebration, 4pm, Cozmic Pizza. $8.

Eugene Ballet Co.’s Dracula continues. See Friday.

Food/drink Rainbow Family potluck, 1pm, Grower’s Market (upstairs), 454 Willamette. Bring food, juice & utensils.

Gatherings Open Focus mini-workshop, 2pm, A Healing Space, 380 W. 3rd. 434-6607 x2. Don.

“Job Search & Résumés” computer class, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

“Plan Mexico,” talk by Carlos Euceda on the use of the U.S. military to destroy social protest in Mexico, 4pm, Ben Linder Room, EMU, UO. FREE.

Celebration of Life for Marisa de Leon, feat. DanceAbility performance, 4pm, Eugene Hotel. 687-2531. FREE.

“Mushrooms” interpretive series outing continues. See Thursday, Oct. 30.

Holiday Food & Gift Festival continues. See Friday.

Rock & Gem Show continues. See Friday.

Collectors West Gun & Knife Show continues. See Saturday.

Piccadilly flea market continues. See Saturday.

lectures Lane County Historical Society presents “From Camas to Courthouse: Early Lane County History,” Douglas Card, 2pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St. FREE.

Lecture on dry stone masonry by Alan Ash, w/music by Amazon Creek, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Music Oregon Wind Ensemble, 3pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

Debra Cowan, 4pm, Tsunami Books. $10 sug. don.

Don Latarski & Carl Woideck: Tribute to Bossa Nova, 7pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu., sr.

The Expendables, Rebelution, OPM, 10-FEET, 7:30pm, WOW Hall. $12 adv., $14 door.

Benefit concert for Vidas Mejoradas, feat. Samba Ja, Whiskey Spots, Fierce Mary, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5-$20.

Oregon Mozart Players’ “Love and Marriage” continues. See Saturday.

Outdoors/recreation Oak habitat hike led by Jason Blazar, 10am-noon, Mount Pisgah trailhead. $3 parking pass.

social dance “Jazzin’ the Blues” swing dance club, 8pm, Agate Hall, UO. No partner necessary.

Spiritual Center for Sacred Sciences presents The Jew in the Lotus, 11am, Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St. 345-0102. FREE.

Taize’ service, 7pm, Unity of the Valley, 39th & Hilyard. FREE.

Theater Funny Money continues. See Thursday, Oct. 30.


Sunrise 6:53am; Sunset 4:59pm, Av High 57; Av Low 38, SnarkCast: JONE-SIN

Arts/visual An opening for photography by Dawn Laderer, 6pm, Choppers Hair Studio, 1241 Willamette. FREE.

Bobbie DeLess presents “Thimble & Threads,” what’s new in quilting, knitting & crocheting, 7pm, Junction City Library. FREE.

film Elections Are a Joke film series: Wag the Dog, 7pm, 150 Columbia, UO. FREE.

Gatherings “Drill Baby Drill,” rally against drilling in Alaska, 3pm, meet at EMU Amphitheater, UO. FREE.

“Life, Systems Science, 21st century Issues, Gaia, Community Action & Community Celebration,” 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

lectures “Capitalism in Crisis,” John Bellamy Foster, 6pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

LIFE presents “Living Simply in the Present: A Way Beyond Beliefs,” w/Alan Zundel, Barry Nobel & Wesley Lachman, 7pm, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak. Don.

EVEN presents “Vegan Tips and Recipe Ideas for the Upcoming Holiday Season,” Beverly Lynn Bennett, 7pm, McNail-Riley House, 13th & Jefferson. 343-8055. FREE.

“Talking Snowmen, Moose Stew, and the 3am Girl: New Media, Popular Culture and American Politics 2008,” Henry Jenkins, 7:30pm, 180 PLC, UO. FREE.

music Jazz Lab Bands II and III, 8pm, 178 Music, UO. FREE.

Matt Nathanson, Jessie Baylin, The Break, Repair Method, 8pm, WOW Hall. $12 adv., $15 door.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses whether the election process will be completely effed on Nov. 4, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

Outdoors/recreation Obsidians hike: Pre’s and River Trails, 4 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.


Sunrise 6:54am; Sunset 4:58pm, Av High 56; Av Low 38, SnarkCast: TIX-CRUSH

Art/visual Sack Lunch Series, feat. Donna Stevens sharing her range of humor and creative wisdom, 12:15pm, Clay Space, 222 Polk. FREE.

Gatherings Flu and pneumonia immunization clinic, noon-4pm, Campbell Center. 682-5318. $30 flu shot; $45 pneumonia shot.

Discussion of previous week’s City Club Forum, 5:30pm, Davis’ Restaurant. FREE.

Election Central, 7pm-11:30pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Lectures “A Day with Martha Washington,” lecture/performance by Kay Huston, 10am, Willamalane Center, Spfd. RSVP, 736-4444. $5.

“Eat, Move and Think Well,” lecture/seminar, 6:30pm, EWEB. RSVP, 343-4343. FREE.

literary arts Ed McClanahan reads from O the Clear Moment, 7pm, Living Learning Center Performance Hall, UO. FREE.

Music Joshua Radin, 5:30pm, CD World. FREE.

Missy Higgins, Joshua Radin, 8pm, WOW Hall. $13 adv., $15 door.

on the air “The Jefferson Exchange” wonders if this really is “the most important election ever,” 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

“Alternative Radio” presents an interview w/Praful Bidwai, “India: A Million Mutinies,” 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Theater Astrobot for President, 7pm today & Nov. 14-16, Centro Del Sol, 513 E. Main St., Cottage Grove. $5-$10, $3 under age 18.


Sunrise 6:55am; Sunset 4:57pm, Av High 56; Av Low 38, SnarkCast: BULLWART

Dance Repertory Dance Theatre presents Time Capsule: A Century of Dance, 7pm, Performance Hall, LCC. 346-4363. $10-$15.

Food/drink Wine tasting: Columbia distributors, w/appetizers, 5:30pm, Ambrosia. $15.

Gatherings “Future of Mental Health Care in Lane County, Oregon and USA,” public discussion, 5:30pm, 2nd floor, 454 Willamette. FREE.

Real estate attorney to answer your questions on investments, 6:30pm, Holiday Inn Express on Franklin. Don.

WOPR Stoppers Unite! 6:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Northwest Ecobuilding Guild presents Alfred F. Lang in a campfire format discussion on teambuilding, networking, community building and humor, 7pm, BRING’s Planet Improvement Center. FREE.

lectures “Fighting and Sailing Women,” lecture/performance by Dianne Dugaw, 1:30pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. FREE.

“No Place to Hide: Gender, Conjugality and Nationalism in Contemporary Hindi Film,” Singita Gopal, 2pm, 330 Hendricks, UO. FREE.

Women of Color speaker series: “Intersecting Identities,” Cherrie Moraga, 7:30pm, EMU Ballroom, UO. FREE.

music Crow Quill Night Owls, Blair Street Mugwumps, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

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


Sunrise 6:57am; Sunset 4:55pm, Av High 58; Av Low 39, SnarkCast: PLOUFFY

Film Cambodian Film Series: Road from Kampuchea, 6pm, 110 Willamette, UO. FREE.

French Film Festival: Fronteir(s), rated NC-17, 11:30pm, Bijou Cinemas. FREE.

Food/drink Wine tasting: “Obscure varietals,” 5pm-8:45pm, WineStyles. $5.

Gathering Camas Educational Network’s Funky Masquerade Ball, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$20.

lectures “Understanding and Navigating Medicare,” Cynthia Hylton & Leslie Roy, 1pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. FREE.

Mid-Valley Willamette Writers speakers series: “Not Just Another Throbbing Heart,” Jane Mendle, 7pm, Tsunami Books. $10, $5 stu.

music Opa Cupa w/members of Fishtank Ensemble, Slavic Soul Party and Kef, 8pm, WOW Hall. $12 adv., $14 door.

Ray LaMontagne, 9pm, McDonald Theatre. $29 adv., $34 door.

Hackensaw Boys, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

on the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses the warning signs of teen suicide, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

“New Dimensions” presents “Infinite Intelligence Beyond the Mind” w/Dattatreya Siva Baba, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoor/recreation Obsidians hike: Duck Pond to Pre’s Rock, 4 miles. See YMCA board for details/sign-up.

Social dance Contra dance, feat. Wild Asparagus, 7:30pm, Cesar Chavez School gym, 1510 W. 14th. $12.

Spiritual Eric Roberts gives a speech and leads a meditation, 7:30pm, The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th. $12 adv., $15 door.

Theater Our Town, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and Nov. 8, 13-15, Springfield High School. $5+.

Spokesong, 7pm today, tomorrow and Nov. 8, 13-15, Wildish Theater, Spfd. www.athree.org

Funny Money continues. See Thursday, Oct. 30.

Rent continues. See Thursday, Oct. 30.

The Rocky Horror Show continues. See Thursday, Oct. 30.


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

Thursday, Oct. 30 Sideways Portal, noon, MU, OSU. FREE.

In the Mood, 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. www.artbeatshows.org or 888-849-4255. $30+.

Corvallis Community Theatre presents State of the Union, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and Nov. 1; 2:30pm Nov. 2, Majestic Theater. www.corvalliscommunitytheatre.org or 738-7463. $9-$10.

The Vampyre, 8pm today, tomorrow and Nov. 1, Albany Civic Theater. www.albanycivic.org or 928-4603. $10, $7 sr., under age 18.

Friday, Oct. 31 Boo Ball, 2pm-5pm, Corvallis Senior Center. $4-$5.

Southtown Monster Mashup, fun for the whole family, feat. The Neon Gypsies, Mobius K and a live DJ, 6pm, FireWorks Restaurant. RSVP, 754-6958. FREE.

Saturday, Nov. 1 Willamette Valley Concert Band presents its Fall Veterans Day Pops Concert, 2pm, Russell Tripp Center, LBCC. $8.

Sunday, Nov. 2 William Wolfram, piano, 4pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. $12.

“Rain Gardens” mini-clinic w/David Sandrock, 6:30pm, First Alternative Co-op South Store. FREE.

Tuesday, Nov. 4 Senior Services Outreach, 9:30am, Corvallis Senior Center. FREE.

Thursday, Nov. 6 Internationally-known sculpture artist Ursula von Rydingsvard discusses her art, 6pm reception, 7pm lecture, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. FREE.

CALYX Glitterati Celebration, 6pm, The Clubhouse in Adair Village, 6097 Ebony Ln. 541-753-9384. $32.


Thursday, Oct. 30 Guys and Dolls, today through Nov. 15, Portland Center Stage. www.pcs.org

Lykke Li, Friendly Fires, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $17.

The Spinto Band, Frightened Rabbit, Blue Skies for Black Hearts, 9pm, Holocene, PDX. 21+. $12.

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

Friday, Oct. 31 David Sedaris reads his work, 7:30pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, PDX. $30+.

Portland Erotic Ball, feat. March Fourth Marching Band, Pepe & the Bottle Blondes, 8pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. 21+. $30 adv.

In the Mood, 3pm & 7:30pm, Florence Events Center. www.artbeatshows.org

Saturday, Nov. 1 Metallica, Down, The Sword, 7pm, Rose Garden, PDX. www.rosequarter.com

Bridie’s Irish Faire, 6:30pm, Gear Shed, 342 SW Bay Blvd., Newport. Don.

Yachats Arts & Crafts Festival, 10am-5pm today & 10am-4pm tomorrow, Yachats Commons. FREE.

Monday, Nov. 3 Brett Dennen, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $25.

Tuesday, Nov. 4 Portland Mercury presents Election Night, feat. Sam Adams, Steve Novick, Amy Ruiz, 6pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. FREE.

Thursday, Nov. 6 W.S. Merwin reads his work, 7:30pm, Newmark Theater, 1111 SW Broadway, PDX. $12-$15.


Donate your winter clothing and blankets during the “Share the Warmth” donations drive. Drop off at any Lane County Windermere Real Estate location between Nov. 3-15.