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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 11.20.08

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

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Acrobats are known for their gravity-defying stunts. The Golden Dragon Acrobats of China, a 21-member troupe from Hebei Province, don’t just defy gravity, they transcend it. Like an Asian version of Cirque du Soleil, the Golden Dragon Acrobats perform controlled feats of strength in smaller, less controlled spaces than their Canadian counterparts. Yes, there's the requisite rope dances, the one man lifts another man up horizontally trick, the stacked-ladders with a dude on top stunt, but also there will be magic. And, unlike the 2008 Beijing Olympic opening ceremony, none of it will be fake. 7 pm Sunday, Nov. 23, Hult Center. $10-$27.

There will be no stoner jokes in this write-up for Cheech & Chong’s appearance at the Hult Center this week. In fact, there will be no references to weed, free love, munchies, federal prison sentences, bongs, reefer or Nash Bridges. We won’t even mention how Up in Smoke makes today’s stoner flicks like Pineapple Express look like Disney films. We will do absolutely nothing to convince you to go see the comedy duo’s reunion tour, Cheech & Chong Light Up America. Why? We’re too busy gettin’ crunked, man. 7:30 pm Thursday, Nov. 20, Hult Center. $45+.

Times are tough. Times like these call for some blues. Where are the Blues Brothers when we need them? Oh yeah, one is deceased and another is hawking UFO books and Coneheads-themed vodka. But the original Blues Brother, Curtis Salgado, is back in good health after a successsful liver transplant in 2006 and ready to take the Wildish Theater’s stage for a benefit for that very space. Joining Salgado will be his four-piece backing blues, R&B and soul band. There's a pre-concert reception at 6:30 pm at the Pump Station with Salgado. Every penny you pay beyond $20 is tax-deductible. 8 pm Friday, Nov. 21, Wildish Theater. $80 concert/reception, $39 concert only. 


Sunrise 7:15am; Sunset 4:41pm, Av High 50; Av Low 37, SnarkCast: LEPER’D

Arts/visual Tools of the Trade Show, feat. demos, discussions, book signings, 10am-6pm, UO Bookstore. FREE.

An artist’s talk and reception for work by Eric Schultz, 2:30pm talk, 5pm reception, LCC Art Gallery. FREE.

An opening for abstract expres-sionist work by Chang-Ae Song, 5pm, Adell McMillan Gallery, EMU, UO. FREE.

Comedy Cheech & Chong present “Light Up America,” 7:30pm, Hult Center. 682-5000.

Films Seniors in the Movies: In the Valley of Elah, 2:45pm, Campbell Center, 155 High. FREE.

Steven Spielberg film series: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 6pm, 180 PLC, UO. FREE.

Festival of New Spanish Cinema: Birdsong, 7pm, 175 Lillis, UO. FREE.

Tournées French Film Festival: Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinematheque, 7pm, 100 Willamette, UO. FREE.

Food/drink Wine tasting: Beaujolais Nouveau, 5pm, The Broadway. FREE.

Wine tasting: Beaujolais Nouveau taste-off, 5pm-8:45pm, WineStyles. FREE.

Gatherings “Medicare Website Demonstration” clinic, 6pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

“Intro to Snow Camping” clinic, 7pm, REI. FREE.

Friends of Buford Park & Mount Pisgah’s Fall Celebration, feat. keynote address by Martin LeBlanc on “Leave No Child Inside,” 7pm, The Shedd. www.bufordpark.org FREE.

Kids/families Art class w/Kim Jarvis, 3:30pm, Springfield Library. Register at Youth Services Desk. FREE.

lecture “Mediating Disasters: From Katrina to Iraq, From 9/11 to the Nightclub Fire,” Francis McGovern, 7pm, 175 Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

literary arts Book groups for grades 2-3 & 4-6, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Teen book group: Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Reflective Readers book group: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Thor Hanson reads from The Impenetrable Forest: My Gorilla Years in Uganda, 7pm, 182 Lillis, UO. FREE.

music Detrick/Swigart Jazz Orchestra, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Riverside Chamber Symphony presents Mendelssohn & more, 7:30pm, United Lutheran Church, 2230 Washington. $5 sug. don.

Blue Skies Big Band, 8pm, Tango Center. $4-$7.

Lydia Van Dreel, horn recital, w/guests, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu., sr.

Grrrlz Rock! sessions hosted by Matrisha, 8pm, Luckey’s. 21+. $3.

Mistah F.A.B., San Quinn & Glasses Malone, 9pm, WOW Hall. $13 adv., $15 door.

The Daveys, Train Wreck Riders, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

On the air “New Dimensions” presents “How to Create and Join an Intentional Community” with Diana Leafe Christian, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Theater Birds, 8pm today, tomorrow and Nov. 22, Blue Door Theater, LCC. 463-5761. $10, $8 stu., sr., staff.

West Moon Street, benefit performance for StoveTeam International, w/wine & cheese reception after the show, 8pm, Lord Leebrick Theater. www.lordleebrick.com $35.


Sunrise 7:17am; Sunset 4:41pm, Av High 50; Av Low 37, SnarkCast: WIGGLE

Arts/visual Open house & free admission, 11am-6pm today & 11am-5pm tomorrow and Nov. 23, Museum of Natural & Cultural History, UO. FREE.

Artists Holiday Sale, 4pm-8pm today & 10am-4pm tomorrow, 665 City View Blvd., Spfd. 747-4181. FREE.

An opening for MKAC mem-bership show and Club Mude Ceramics show, 6pm, Maude Kerns Art Center. FREE

Comedy Late Night at the Leebrick: WYMPROV! 11pm today & tomorrow, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton. $5.

dance “Something for Everyone,” MFA Dance Concert, feat. Chris Gorney and Val Ifill, 8pm today & tomorrow, Dougherty Dance Theatre, Gerlinger Annex. $10, $5 stu., sr.

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

films Festival of New Spanish Cinema: Solitary Fragments, 7pm, 115 Lawrence, UO. FREE.

Cartune Xprez, program of short animated videos, 8:30pm, DIVA. www.cartunexprez.com $5-$10, $3 stu.

Food/drink Wine tasting: Edan Vale Winery, 5pm-7pm, WineStyles. FREE.

lectures History: “Who Was James Rorty? His Memoirs and His Life,” Daniel Pope, noon, 159 PLC, UO. FREE.

“The Climate Crisis: A Systems Sciences View,” Alder Fuller, 6:30pm, Euglena Academy, 151 Cleveland St. Ste. 1. 762-1217. FREE.

Natural History: “Honey Bees: Just One in 20,000,” Peter Wetherwax, 7:30pm, 100 Willamette, UO. FREE.

Literary arts Holiday Bazaar, feat. Ann Herrick booksigning, 9am-5pm, The Fern Ridge Library, Veneta. FREE.

Lauren Kessler, William Sullivan and Bob Welch sign their books, 5pm, Museum of Natural & Cultural History, UO. FREE.

“Nought”-ies book group: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

music Michael Riopelle, 6pm, Sweet Cheeks Winery. FREE.

Chamber Music on Campus, 6:30pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

The Jazz Café, 7:30pm, 178 Music, UO. $5.

Joan Baez, 7:30pm, The Shedd. SOLD OUT.

Melissa Ferrick, Jill Sobule, 8pm, Indigo District. $15 adv., $18 door.

Curtis Salgado, benefit for Wildish Theater, 8pm, Wildish Theater, Spfd. $39.

Blues Traveler, 8pm, McDonald Theater. $20 adv., $23 door.

Oregon Bach Collegium presents “Italians Abroad,” 8pm, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 3925 Hilyard. $10, $5 stu.

My Brightest Diamond, Clare & the Reasons, 9pm, WOW Hall. $12 adv., $14 door.

Grrrlz Rock presents Chemically Restrained, My Dirty Little Secret, Half Shark Half Jesus, The Dead Americans, 10pm, John Henry’s. 21+. $6.

The Sugar Beets, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $8.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses newspapers’ shift toward digital media and the future of high-quality journalism, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

spiritual “Phil Cousineau’s Nine Ways to Rekindle Passion & Imagination,” 7pm, Inside Edge Program, Center for Spiritual Living, 390 Vernal St. www.InsideEdge-Eugene.org $5-$8.

Theater Antigone, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, Sheldon High School. $7, FREE sr.

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings, 8pm today, tomorrow and Nov. 28-29 and Dec. 5-6 & 12-13; 2pm Dec. 7 & 14, Actors Cabaret of Eugene, 996 Willamette. www.actorscabaret.org $16 restricted/$19 reserved, $33/36 brunch/dinner seating.

Pigs in Love, 8pm today, to-morrow and Nov. 28-29; 2pm Nov. 23, Actors Cabaret of Eugene, 996 Willamette. $12.

Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr., 7pm today & tomorrow; 2pm Nov. 23, Pleasant Hill Community Theater, 35575 Zephyr Way. www.phct.org or 988-1195. $8, $6 stu., sr., $24 families.

West Moon Street, 8pm today, tomorrow and Nov. 28-29 and Dec. 4-6; 2pm Nov. 23 & 30, Lord Leebrick Theater, 540 Charnelton. www.lordleebrick.com or 465-1506. $12-$19.

Birds continues. See Thursday, Nov. 20.


Sunrise 7:18am; Sunset 4:40pm, Av High 50; Av Low 37, SnarkCast: DAPPER

Arts/visual Artists Holiday Sale continues. See Friday.

UO’s Museum of Natural & Cultural History open house continues. See Friday.

comedy The Comedy Workout presents “Don’t Be a Turkey,” 8pm, Diablo’s Downtown Lounge. 21+. $5.

WYMPROV! continues. See Friday.

dance MFA Dance Concert continues. See Friday.

Farmers’ market Holiday farmers’ market, 10am-6pm Saturdays & Sundays through Dec. 21, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

film Met Opera Live in HD: La Damnation de Faust, 6pm, Cinemark 17. $16-$24.

Festival of New Spanish Cinema: In the City of Sylvia, noon, Bijou Cinemas. FREE.

Festival of New Spanish Cinema: Seven Billiard Tables, 7pm, 115 Lawrence, UO. FREE.

gatherings National Survivors of Suicide Day conference, 9:30am, Restoration Fellowship, 220 N. 42nd, Spfd. www.afsp.org

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring hundreds of booths, international food court and performances including the Conjugal Visitors, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

“Do Your Own Medicare Research” clinic, 10am, Downtown Library. Register, 682-5450. FREE.

Special performance in con-junction with “Native American Prison Art” exhibit, 1pm, Red Lodge Gallery, 174 W. Broadway. FREE.

Trauma Healing Project cele-bration & open house, 5pm-9pm, 2222 Coburg Rd., Ste. 300. 687-9447. FREE.

Kids/families Birds of Prey Day with the Cascades Raptor Center, 10am-4pm, Science Factory. FREE w/museum admission.

Nearby Nature Quest: “Critters in Camouflage,” 10am-noon, meet at Park Host Residence, Alton Baker Park. Register, 687-9699. $2/person or $5/family.

literary arts Jan Eliot discusses/signs This Might Not Be Pretty, 2pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Lgbt ISCEE Emperor’s Turnabout: “Dragging through the Ages,” 7pm, Diablo’s Downtown Lounge. 21+. $7, $5 w/canned food don.

Music Grrrlz Rock! showcase, feat. Fancy Bandits and Half Shark Jesus, noon-1pm, CD World. FREE.

Baroque music for soprano, flute & harpsichord, 2pm, Atrium building, 10th & Olive. FREE.

Jennifer Sennett Band, w/appetizers & wine, 7pm, Sweet Cheeks Winery, 26961 Briggs Hill Rd. 21+. $12.

Grrrlz Rock presents Rebecca Oswald, Debra Arlyn, Jessie Marquez & Mike Denny, 3pm, Tango Center. $6

Idit Shner Saxophone Quartet, 7:30pm, Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th. $10.

Oregon Bach Collegium presents “Music from the Patrick O’Brian Aubrey/Maturin Novels,” 8pm, Episcopal Church of the Resur-rection, 3925 Hilyard. $10, $5 stu.

Complicated, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$8.

Floater, King Black Acid, 8pm, McDonald Theater. $16 adv., $18 door.

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

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Vagabond Opera, Bad Mitten Orchestre, 9pm, WOW Hall. $17 adv., $20 door.

Los Cumbiamberos, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $6.

Outdoors/recreation “Play in the Rain Day,” feat. hayrides, horse rides, campfire cooking, nature crafts, and map and compass treasure hunts, 10am-2pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. FREE parking.

Kidical Mass family bike ride, 3pm, meet at Monroe Park. www.kidicalmass.org FREE.

GEARs rides: Creswell via River Dr. & Howe Ln., 55 miles; Dillard Rd./Cloverdale, 30 miles, 9:30am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Obsidians hike: Spencer Butte, trail maintenance. See YMCA board for details/signup.

Social dance Contra dance, feat. Cascade Crossing, 7:30pm, Cesar Chavez School gym, 1510 W. 14th. $7, $6 stu.

Boomer “Show Your Colors” dance, 7:30pm, Vet’s Club ballroom, 1626 Willamette. $8.

Theater Oh God, 7pm today; 2pm tomorrow, Unity of the Valley, 39th & Hilyard. $1 or canned food don.

Birds continues. See Thursday, Nov. 20.

Antigone continues. See Friday.

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings continues. See Friday.

Pigs in Love continues. See Friday.

Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr. con-tinues. See Friday.

West Moon Street continues. See Friday.

Vigil Vigil to close the School of the Americas, noon, 8th & Oak St. FREE.

Volunteer Garden Lake tree planting, 9am-11am, take Creswell exit, east off Emerald Pkwy. Tools, refreshments & training provided.


Sunrise 7:19am; Sunset 4:39pm, Av High 50; Av Low 36, SnarkCast: SHOOP

Arts/visual UO’s Museum of Natural & Cultural History open house continues. See Friday.

benefit 5 percent of sales go to School Garden Project, 10am-5pm, Down to Earth, 532 Olive St. and 2498 Willamette.

films Festival of New Spanish Cinema: Me by Rafa Cortés, noon, Bijou Cinemas. FREE.

Food/drink ShelterCare presents a Chili & Quackers Cook-off, 1pm-4pm, Hilyard Community Center. $5, FREE under age 10.

Gatherings Friends of the Library Sale of used videos & books on tape, 10am-4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

kids/families Special guests: The Star Wars Universe & Dogs from R.E.A.D., 1pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Music Ben Sollee, 3pm, CD World. FREE.

Lee Highway, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

University Symphony, 3pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

LCC Symphonic Band and Chamber Orchestra, 3pm today and 7:30pm Nov. 25, Performance Hall, LCC. Don.

Outdoors/recreation GEARs rides: Wendling Covered Bridge, 63 miles; Mohawk Store, 32 miles, 9:30am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Theater Golden Dragon Acrobats of China presents Cirque d’Or, 7pm, Hult Center. $10-$27.

Pigs in Love continues. See Friday.

Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr. continues. See Friday.

West Moon Street continues. See Friday.

Oh God continues. See Saturday.


Sunrise 7:20am; Sunset 4:39pm, Av High 49; Av Low 36, SnarkCast: RAMBLOW

Gathering Springfield Middle School students showcase their talents, 5pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

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

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses Obama’s transition to the presidency, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.


Sunrise 7:22am; Sunset 4:38pm, Av High 49; Av Low 36, SnarkCast: SHOREBIRDY

Films Demon Hunter DVD viewing party, 7pm, CD World. FREE.

Food/drink Wine tasting: Best Thanksgiving wines, benefits CALC, 5pm-9pm, WineStyles. $10.

Gatherings Lane County Audobon Society meets, 7:30pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St. FREE.

literary arts Writers for a Sustainable Future meets, all are welcome, 6:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Music Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

Eugene Youth Symphony Fall Concert, 7:30pm, SEHS. $8, $6 sr., $5 stu. ($20 family).

LCC Symphonic Band and Chamber Orchestra continues. See Sunday.

on the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses “kitchen literacy” w/Ann Vileisis, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

“Alternative Radio” presents Raj Patel’s lecture: “Stuffed & Starved,” 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.


Sunrise 7:23am; Sunset 4:37pm, Av High 48; Av Low 36, SnarkCast: RABIDEN

Food/drink Chocolate tasting, 5pm, Nib Dessert & Wine Bar, 769 Monroe. 338-7684. FREE.

Gatherings Festival of Trees, 9am-6pm today & Nov. 27; 10am-7pm Nov. 28, 9am-2pm Nov. 29; 9am-9pm Nov. 30, 9am-6pm, Valley River Inn. 228-3003. $6, $4 sr., under age 12.

Eugene Recreation’s Senior Program serves a Thanksgiving turkey meal, 11:30am, Campbell Center, 155 High St. RSVP, 682-5318. $5.

Teen gaming afternoon, 3:30pm-5pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

Kids/families The Juggling Brothers, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

music The Conjugal Visitors, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses David Giffels “epic journey in home restoration,” 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 


Sunrise 7:24am; Sunset 4:37pm, Av High 48; Av Low 36, SnarkCast: TOFUNTURKEY

Gatherings Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 11am-3pm, Whiteaker Community Head Start Center, 21 N. Grand. 485-8179. FREE.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner to all with no place to go for the holiday, noon-3pm, Friendly Street Church, 2290 Friendly. 345-6553. FREE.

Thanksgiving Feast & Fellowship, 11am-1pm, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 255 Maxwell Rd. 688-2027. FREE.

Festival of Trees continues. See Wednesday.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses keeping the peace when you’re with people you can’t stand, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

“New Dimensions” presents “Creative Conflict-Cultural Transformation” with Aftab Omer, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

“Thanksgiving Gypsy Swing” music program, 9pm-midnight, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoors/recreationTurkey Stuffer 5k run & walk, 8:30am, starts at Lively Splash Pool, Spfd. www.goodrace.com or 343-7414. $20.


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

Thursday, Nov. 20 “Tropical Wings: Imperialism in the Butterfly Zone,” lecture by William Leach, 4pm, MU, OSU. FREE.

The Foreigner, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and Nov. 22, Withycombe Hall, OSU. $12, $9 sr., $7 stu., youth, $5 OSU stu.

Friday, Nov. 21 Eugene Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker, 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis. 800-992-8499. $20-30.

Saturday, Nov. 22 Holiday Craft Fair, 9am-4pm, Benton County Fairgrounds, Corvallis. FREE.

Tuesday, Nov. 25 “Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food,” lecture by Pamela Ronald & Raoul Adamchak, 7pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. FREE.


Thursday, Nov. 20 Annie Liebovitz speaks, 7:30pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, PDX. $10-$26.

Of Montreal, Health, 9pm, Roseland Theater, PDX. $20.

Mrs. Bob Crachit’s Wild Christmas Binge, 7:30pm today through Dec. 6, Pentacle Theater, Salem. www.pentacletheatre.org  $18.

Friday, Nov. 21 Yeasayer, 9pm, Aladdin Theater, PDX. $15.

The Touchy Feeliacs, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Saturday, Nov. 22 Love is All, Vivian Girls, Nodzz, Romancing, 6pm, Backspace, PDX. $12.

The Hold Steady, Drive-By Truckers, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $20 adv., $22 door.

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

Skip Jones Spirit of New Orleans, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Oregon Brass Society, 7pm, Florence Events Center. FREE.

Sunday, Nov. 23 El Guincho, Atole, Breakfast Mountain, 9pm, Holocene, PDX. 21+. $8.

Thursday, Nov. 27 M83, School of Seven Bells, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $15.


Citizens interested in serving on the Parks Advisory Committee should apply at the Board of Commissioner’s Office at 125 E. 8th Ave. 682-4203. Deadline is Dec. 5.

UO’s Outdoor Program is taking submissions to its Photography Competition. http://out-doorprogram.uoregon.edu Deadline is Dec. 2.

Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute at 3311 RiverBend Dr., Springfield, will administer a limited number of screenings for peripheral artery disease from 1pm-5pm Monday, Dec. 15. To pre-qualify and register for the $49 screening, call 541-222-6376.

Sleep Country USA Foster Kids Secret Santa Toy Drive continues now through Dec. 14. Donations accepted at any Sleep Country USA store. www.sleepcountry.com

Children’s coats and blankets may be donated to the Eugene Mission. Drop-sites are at all four Euphoria Chocolates store locations and at Jubilee’s main location, 1171 Fairfield Ave. Continues through Dec. 8.