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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 11.26.08





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Never mind that Muppets give us nightmares: We’re not kids anymore. And Sesame Street is all for the kiddos. Bring the munchkins out to one of this weekend’s five performances of Sesame Street Live presents Elmo Makes Music, and you’ll be lauded as the Best Parent In the World, regardless of your opinion on Cookie Monster turning his back on cookies or Oscar the Grouch promoting Dumpster diving. After all, this show is about Elmo, the naïve little red monster, and his quest to make music from nontraditional instruments. The songs will match the spectacle. 7 pm Friday, Nov. 28; 10:30 am and 2 pm Saturday, Nov. 29; 1 pm and 4:30 pm Sunday, Nov. 30, Hult Center. $14-$28; all seats $14 Friday.



Check out the R-G’s “Ticket” for the retrospective puff piece on Bryan Adams; read EW for an earnest discussion of Adams’ position in the annals of soft rock (aka yacht rock, adult contemporary or Baby Boomer bubblies). Adams’ hits “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” — off the Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves soundtrack, mind you — and “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman” pick up where Billy Joel, Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers left off in the ‘80s, each carving a smooth pop-rock niche that remains unequaled in Canada. (Canadians are too busy making the best music of the 2000s to care.) Coming off a summer tour with Foreigner and Rod Stewart, Adams will play music from his Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club exclusive release, 11, and hopefully regale us with his soft rock classics. 8 pm Sunday, Nov. 30, McDonald Theater. $35+.


Despite Possum Place’s promotion of Buy Nothing Day by offering a gift-making playshop at its stop (339 Taylor) on the Last Friday ArtWalk, it really makes a whole lot of sense to buy original artwork by local artists for your gift-giving needs. Fretting over the Buy Nothing Day creed? Scope out the work and pay on Saturday, silly! With the Thanksgiving feast still working its way through your innards, a little jaunt on the LFA really sets the body, mind and wallet at ease. Check out anime art at Rocker Central (938 W. 3rd), John Holdway (pictured) and his lush paintings at Studio C (245 Blair) and the quirky work of Aaron T. Sullivan at The Hub (298 Blair). 6 pm-9 pm Friday, Nov. 28, various locations. See www.lastfridayartwalk.org for map. Free.







THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27

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

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

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.

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/recreation

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



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Sunrise 7:25am; Sunset 4:36pm, Av High 48; Av Low 36, SnarkCast: SQWIGGLE

Arts/visual 5pm openings include “Family Art Show,” Wandering Goat. 5:30pm openings include work by Marilyn Kent, Infinity Mercantile; work by Aaron T. Sullivan, The Hub; paintings by Jenny Gray, Opus6ix. 6pm openings include glass work by Joseph Lubliner and jewelry by Mary Hartig & Corin Hartig, Pilgrim’s Way Bookstore; work by Dennis Galloway & Janice Van Camp, Art of Glass; paintings by Claire Flint, Sam Bond’s.

gatherings Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring performances by Roger Fountain, 10:30am; Two Easy, 11:30am; O’Carolan’s Consort, 12:30pm; Jerry Zybach, 1:45pm; Gus Russell Trio, 3:15pm; Swinging Marmalukeys, 4:45pm, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

Oregon HomeCrafters Christmas Arts & Crafts Event, 10am-6pm today & tomorrow; 10am-5pm Nov. 30, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Holiday Weekend at Territorial Vineyards, feat. music, wine tastings, appetizers, more, 2pm-9pm today; 2pm-8pm tomorrow; 2pm-6pm Nov. 30, 907 W. 3rd. FREE.

Arts & Technology Academy Celebration, 2pm-4pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

Open House & Three Year Anniversary Celebration, feat. wine tasting, music & appetizers, noon-9pm today & tomorrow; noon-6pm Nov. 30, Sweet Cheeks Winery. FREE.

Festival of Trees continues (w/performance by Riffle at 9:30pm). See Thursday, Nov. 27.

Kids/families Sesame Street LIVE: “Elmo Makes Music,” 7pm today; 10:30am & 2pm tomorrow; 1pm & 4:30pm Nov. 30, Hult Center. $14-$22.

music The Last Trains, 5pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

The Pears, Patrick Kavaney, The Last Drags, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Robert Randolph & the Family Band, 8pm, McDonald Theater. 21+. FREE.

Bongo Love, Thomas Mapfumo, 9pm, WOW Hall. $8.

Whiskey Creek String Band, Fiddlin’ Big Sue Band, Sweet Papa Lowdown, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $3-$5.

Theater Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings, 8pm today, tomorrow 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.

Nunsense, 8pm today, tomorrow and Dec. 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20; 2:30pm Nov. 30, Dec. 7 & 14, Cottage Theater, Cottage Grove. www.cottagetheatre.org or 942-8001. $18, $17 stu., sr.

Pigs in Love, 8pm today & tomorrow, Actors Cabaret of Eugene, 996 Willamette. $12.

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



SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Sunrise 7:26am; Sunset 4:36pm, Av High 48; Av Low 35, SnarkCast: HELLZAPOPPIN’

Arts/visual Holiday Craft Fair, 8am-3pm, Emerald Valley Assisted Living, 4550 W. Amazon. 345-9668. FREE.

Holiday Studio Sale of artisan pottery, giclée prints, nature calendars, 10am-3pm today, tomorrow and Dec. 6-7, 1622 Bradley Dr. 344-3327. FREE.

Craig Huber Studio Sale, 10am-5pm today & tomorrow, 1538 Lawrence. 343-9908. FREE.

Paula Goodbar Photography Studio Sale, noon-6pm, 95 Lawrence St. FREE.

dance Pacific Classical Ballet, 10am-4pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

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

gatherings Willamette Valley Arms Collectors Holiday Gun Show, 9am-5pm today & 9am-3pm tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. $6.

Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring performances by Eugene Bhangra Youth Group, 10:30am; Chip Cohen & Sharon Jones, 11:30am; Shade Tree Mechanics, 12:30pm; The Klezmonauts, 1:45pm; The Fiannacats, 3:15pm; Calango, 4:45pm, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

Geneaology Q&A Session, bring your research questions, 10am-noon, Oregon Geneaological Society & Research Library, 955 Oak Alley. 345-0399. $5.

Arc of Lane County’s Holiday Bazaar, 10am-3pm today & Dec. 6, 13 & 20, 4181 E St., Spfd. 343-5256. FREE.

Festival of Trees continues. See Thursday, Nov. 27.

Holiday Weekend at Territorial Vineyards continues. See Friday.

Oregon HomeCrafters Christmas Arts & Crafts Event continues. See Friday.

Sweet Cheeks Winery Three Year Anniversary Celebration continues. See Friday.

Kids/families Oregon Ballet Foundation presents All Children’s Nutcracker, 7pm today; 1pm and 6pm tomorrow, Performance Hall, LCC. $15, $12 child.

Sesame Street LIVE: “Elmo Makes Music” continues. See Friday.

Music Benefit concert for Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS), feat. Wetsock, Pistol Whipped Prophets, Shock Troops, 7pm, Wandering Goat. $5 and/or donations of blankets.

“Grimeside,” feat. Animal Farm, Dad Dude & Mackonator, Sons of Adam, Parallel Minds, Lomo, Microphone Champs, 8pm, Vet’s Club Ballroom, 16th & Willamette. $10.

Grrrlz Rock grand finale, feat. Circa Vitae, Whopner County Country All-Stars, Kings Krew, Mary Ferris, Hanna Miller & Sabine, Emerald City Roller Girls, 7pm, WOW Hall. $6.

Mood Area 52, Birdie Joe, Testface, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/recreation GEARs rides: West Hills, 68 miles; Alvadore, 23 miles, 9:30am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Social dance Jose Cruz salsa dance, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $4.

Theater Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings continues. See Friday.

Pigs in Love continues. See Friday.

West Moon Street continues. See Friday.



SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Sunrise 7:27am; Sunset 4:36pm, Av High 48; Av Low 35, SnarkCast: UNBIRTHDAY

Arts/visual Craig Huber Studio Sale continues. See Saturday.

Holiday Studio Sale continues. See Saturday.

Farmer’s market Holiday farmers’ market continues. See Saturday.

films The Real Dirt on Farmer John, 5pm; A Year in the Streets, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Centrifugal Cinema: Tank Girl, 7pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

Gatherings Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring performances by Lorna Miller, 10:30am; David Rogers, 11:30am; Scrambled Ape, 12:30pm; Halie Loren & Matt Treder, 1:45pm; K.O.G., 3:15pm; Apocalypso, 4:45pm, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

Festival of Trees continues. See Thursday, Nov. 27.

Holiday Weekend at Territorial Vineyards continues. See Friday.

Oregon HomeCrafters Christmas Arts & Crafts Event continues. See Friday.

Sweet Cheeks Winery Three Year Anniversary Celebration continues. See Friday.

Willamette Valley Arms Collectors Holiday Gun Show continues. See Saturday.

kids/families Oregon Ballet Foundation Children’s Nutcracker continues. See Saturday.

Sesame Street LIVE: “Elmo Makes Music” continues. See Friday.

Music Gina Saputo, jazz vocalist, and Benny Green, jazz pianist, 4pm, Wildish Theater, Spfd. 736-4544. $10, $5 stu.

Bryan Adams, 8pm, McDonald Theater. $35 adv., $38 door.

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

Outdoors/recreation Yoga Teachers Summit & Soirée: Dialogue on the Role of Yoga in Changing Times, 2pm-4pm, Dharmalaya, 356 Horn Ln. 344-0553. FREE. 

GEARs rides: Rattle Snake Butte, 54 miles; Pleasant Hill, 32 miles, 9:30am, meet at Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Theater West Moon Street continues. See Friday.



MONDAY, DECEMBER 1

Sunrise 7:29am; Sunset 4:35pm, Av High 48; Av Low 35, SnarkCast: BEGOT

Gatherings Craft sale, 10am-2pm today, tomorrow and Dec. 3-5, Willamalane Center, Spfd. 736-4444. FREE.

Tree lighting ceremony, feat. Oregon Children’s Choir, 4pm, RiverBend Hospital. FREE.

North American Butterfly Association presents Jeffrey Glassberg speaking on “The Glorious Mexican Butterflies and the Development of the NABA Butterfly Park in the Rio Grande Valley,” 7pm, EWEB. FREE.

Panel discussion on “Life & Climate,” 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Music Shasta Middle School Winter Concert, 7pm, Hult Center. $6.50.

Hunsberger-Wilson Trio, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu., sr.



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2

Sunrise 7:30am; Sunset 4:35pm, Av High 47; Av Low 35, SnarkCast: SHATTUCKS

Arts/visual Sack Lunch Series, feat. LCC photography instructor Susie Morrell discussing photographing artwork, 12:15pm, Clay Space, 222 Polk. FREE.

Food/drink Wine tasting: Washington State wines, benefits United Way, 5pm-9pm, WineStyles. $10.

Gatherings “Wise and Safe Investing” presentation, 9:30am, Valley River Inn. www.dcbs.oregon.gov or 503-947-7498. FREE.

Willamalane Center craft sale continues. See Monday.

Kids/families First Tuesday Craft Club: “Holiday Crafts from Around the World,” 3:30pm & 4:30pm, Springfield Library. Register at Youth Services Desk. FREE.

literary arts Bob Welch discusses & signs Pebble in the Water, 7pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

Vincenza Scarpaci reads from The Journey of the Italians in America, 7pm, Browsing Room, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

Music Eugene Community Orchestra, 7pm, Bayberry Commons, 2211 Laura St., Spfd. FREE.

New Riders of the Purple Sage, Moonalice, 8pm, WOW Hall. $20.

on the air “Alternative Radio” presents Noam Chomsky’s lecture: “International Terrorism,” 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3

Sunrise 7:31am; Sunset 4:35pm, Av High 47; Av Low 35, SnarkCast: BURPITY

Dance Dance Quarterly, 7pm, Dougherty Dance Theatre, UO. FREE.

film “Words of Peace” video showing of Maharaji, 6:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Heckler’s Movie Night: Demolition Man, 7pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

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

Gatherings Eugene Symphony Guild previews “Symphonie Fantastique,” noon, The Studio, Hult Center. FREE.

NW Ecobuilding Guild meets, w/Roger Ebbage presenting on continuing education options, 7pm, BRING Planet Improvement Center, 4446 Franklin Blvd. FREE.

Willamalane Center craft sale continues. See Monday.

Lecture “Across Genres and Gender: Anne Le Fevre Dacier, A Reformist Translator in Late 17th Century France,” Fabienne Moore, noon, 330 Hendricks, UO. FREE.

music Waddie Mitchell, 7:30pm, The Shedd. 682-5000. $20-$32.

Chamber Music on Campus: “Cuba Avant-Garde,” 6pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE.

Oregon Jazz Ensembles, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4

Sunrise 7:32am; Sunset 4:35pm, Av High 47; Av Low 35, SnarkCast: PESPI-YOGURT!

Film Cambodian film series: New Year Baby, 6pm, 110 Willamette, UO. FREE.

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

Gatherings UO Outdoor Program’s Ski & Snowboard Fair, 11am-2pm, EMU, UO. FREE.

Open house, w/hors d’oeuvres & wine, 4pm-6pm, Lane Council of Governments, Ste. 500, 859 Willamette. FREE.

Willamalane Center craft sale continues. See Monday.

Literary arts UO Creative Writing Professor John Witte reads his poetry, 7pm, Browsing Rm., Knight Library, UO. FREE.

music LCC Concert & Chamber Choirs, 7pm, Performance Hall, LCC. Don.

Emerald City Jazz Kings presents “Home for the Holidays,” 7:30pm today; 2:30pm Dec. 7, The Shedd. www.theshedd.org $26-$36.

Eugene Symphony presents “Symphonie Fantastique,” 8pm, Hult Center. 682-5000. $15+.

Oregon Composers Forum, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

The Touchy Feeliacs, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3-$5.

Cascade Knights DJ Dance, feat. Michael Human, 800 Pound Gorilla, Prism, Max Power, The Joy Squad, Miss Briana & Bio-Sonik, Private Kyle, 9pm, WOW Hall. $8.

On the air “New Dimensions” presents “Exploring the Mythic Frankenstein” with Molly Dwyer, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

theater West Moon Street continues. See Friday.

 

CORVALLIS EVENTS

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

Friday, Nov. 28 Holiday Bazaar, noon-6pm today; 10am-6pm tomorrow; noon-4pm Nov. 25, Benton County Fairgrounds. FREE.

Miracle on 34th Street, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and Dec. 5-6, 11-13 & 18-20; 2:30pm Dec. 7 & 14, Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. SW. www.albanycivic.org $8-$11.

The Water Engine, 7:30pm today & tomorrow; 3pm Nov. 30, Russell Tripp Performing Arts Center, LBCC, Albany. 541-917-4531. $10, $7 stu., sr.

Monday, Dec. 1 Baba Brinkman performs a rap version of Canterbury Tales, 4:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. FREE.

Tuesday, Dec. 2 Senior Services Outreach, 9:30am, Corvallis Senior Center. FREE.

Thursday, Dec. 4 Friends of the Family Christmas Concert, feat. Scott Krippayne, Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir, 7pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. www.fofm.org FREE.

LBCC Concert Choir presents “Poetic Peace: Ecstasy in Song,” 7:30pm, Russell Tripp Performing Arts Center, LBCC, Albany. 541-917-4531. $6. 

 

ON THE ROAD

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

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

Friday, Nov. 28 The Sea and Cake, Field Music, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $15.

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

Saturday, Nov. 29 Zoolights Festival, 5pm-8pm today through Dec. 28, Oregon Zoo. www.oregonzoo.org

The Decemberists, Loch Lomond, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $27.50 adv., $30 door.

Wine tasting: J. Scott Cellars, 1pm-4pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE.

T. Ray & The Shades, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Wednesday, Dec. 3 Holiday Ale Festival, 3pm-9pm today; 11am-10pm tomorrow and Dec. 5-6; 11am-7pm Dec. 7, Pioneer Courthouse Square, PDX. $20.

Thursday, Dec. 4 Blizten Trapper, Starfucker, Parson Red Heads, 9pm, Wonder Ballroom, PDX. $12.

ATTN: OPPORTUNITIES

Applicants sought for Springfield Arts Commission. 726-2237. Deadline is Jan. 5.

Donate your real fur apparel, including trims, accessories and shearling to any Buffalo Exchange during the “Coats for Cubs” drive now through April 22.