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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.
“The Great Taste,” benefit for Relief Nursery, wine & cheeses from around the world, Valley River Inn. 343-9706 x106. $35.
Gatherings Craft sale, 10am-2pm today & tomorrow, Willamalane Center, Spfd. 736-4444. FREE.
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.
Holiday tree lighting ceremony, feat. Santa, music, hot cider, 6:30pm-8pm, downtown Creswell. FREE.
Literary arts UO Creative Writing Professor John Witte reads his poetry, 7pm, Browsing Rm., Knight Library, UO. FREE.
music LCC Concert & Chamber Choirs, 7:30pm, Performance Hall, LCC. $5 Sug. 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.
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, 8pm today, tomorrow and Dec. 6, Lord Leebrick Theater, 540 Charnelton. www.lordleebrick.com or 465-1506. $12 today, $19 Friday & Saturday.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5
Sunrise 7:33am; Sunset 4:34pm, Av High 47; Av Low 34, SnarkCast: SPARKLY
Arts/visual Arts Careers Art Show & Sale, 10am-7pm, Hilyard Community Center. FREE.
Daniel Heila gives an art talk on his installation, noon, DIVA. FREE.
“Tiny Treasures” gallery talk, 3:30pm, Jacobs Gallery. FREE.
Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk, led Riley Grannan of Eugene Ballet Company, 5:30pm, begins at New Zone Gallery, 164 W. Broadway. FREE.
5pm openings include paintings by Wendi Kai, Park St. Café; work by Edgar Sanchez Cumbas & Conrad Williams, Studio West; group art doll show, M.E.C.C.A.; work by seven artists, WOW Hall. 5:30pm openings include “Tiny Treasures,” Jacobs Gallery; metal work by Tracey Bell, Margarita O’Brien & Renee Ford, Blue Moon Jewelry Designs; installations by Mark Lammi, Fenario Gallery; work by Aaron T. Sullivan, Kitsch; silk paintings by Merideth Ferrell, New Zone Gallery; work from 11 artists, Karin Clarke Gallery. 6pm openings include prints by Jody Dunphy, La Follette Gallery; work by Jeremy Covert & Shawn Mediaclast, Museum of Unfine Art. 7pm openings include photography by Robert Williams, Diablo’s Downtown Lounge.
Anne Hubbird’s Holiday Studio Sale (ceramic tableware, tiles, etc.), 4pm-8pm today & noon-8pm tomorrow, 2489 Emerald St. 683-5683. FREE.
Faye Nakamura’s Holiday Studio Sale, 5pm-9pm today and 10am-5pm tomorrow, 2695 University. FREE.
Faith Rahill’s Holiday Studio Sale, 5pm-8pm today; 10am-5pm tomorrow; 11am-4pm Dec. 7, 775 W. 26th Ave. 344-2100. FREE.
Community Creche exhibit, 5pm-9pm today; 11am-9pm tomorrow; 2pm-9pm Dec. 7, Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, 1120 Calvin St. 484-6350. FREE.
Benefit “A Sacred Swim,” benefit event feat. ceremony, healing circle, baked goods sale, silent auction, belly dancing by Luminessah and music by Fearless Love, Deva Priyo, Solala & Windhorse, DJ Jeremiah, 8:30pm-11pm, Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald. 344-4174. $5-$10 sug. don.
Comedy “Laughs for Lassie,” benefit for Lane County Animal Services, feat. Tanyalee Davis, Dennis Gaxiola, Robin Cee, Del Van Dyke, 7pm, Hult Center. $26.
Late Night at the Leebrick, feat. PotPie Theater’s “Persons of Interest,” 11pm today & tomorrow, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton. $5.
gatherings Meet Your Maker indie craft fair, 5pm-8pm, The Broadway. FREE.
Downtown Holiday Party, over 20 businesses open late, 5pm, downtown Eugene. FREE.
First Friday at the Downtown Library, feat. music by HeartSong, author talk by Bob Welch, 5:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE.
Health and Well Being Guild potluck appetizer/social, 5:30pm, call 914-0431 for location.
Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble presents “The English Madrigal Dinner,” 6pm today & tomorrow, St. Paul’s Parish Hall, 1201 Satre St. www.eugeneconcertchoir.org or 687-6865.
Teen Game Night, 6pm-8:30pm, Sheldon Library. FREE.
Volunteer orientation, 6:30pm, WOW Hall. FREE.
Eugene Astronomical Society presents a star party, 7pm, College Hill Reservoir, 24th & Lawrence. FREE.
World AIDS Day Condom Fashion Show, 7:30pm, EMU Ballroom, UO. FREE.
Willamalane Center’s craft sale continues. See Thursday, Dec. 4.
lecture Sociology: “Defining Ethnicity in Cultural and Socio-legal Contexts: The Case of Scottish Gypsy-Travellers,” Colin Clark, 4pm, 360 Condon, UO. FREE.
music Oregon String Quartet, noon, JSMA, UO. FREE.
Green Mountain Bluegrass, 5pm, Harlequin Beads. FREE.
The pHormula, 6pm, CD World. FREE.
Samba Ja, 6pm-8pm, Kesey Plaza. FREE.
Oregon Children’s Choir w/Gleemen Chorus, 7pm, Wildish Theater, Spfd.
The Essentials, Debra Arlyn, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $7.
The Australian Pink Floyd Show presents “The Wall,” 8pm, Hult Center. $35+.
Holiday Choral Concert, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.
Muke, Green is for Go, 8pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.
Outdoors/recreation Obsidians hike: Museum walk, 4 miles. See YMCA for details/sign-up.
Social dance Samba dance w/lesson, 8:30pm, StaverDanceSport. $10.
Theater Glengarry Glen Ross, 8pm today, tomorrow and Dec. 11-13; 2pm Dec. 14, Very Little Theatre Stage Left, 2350 Hilyard. $12.
The Christmas Truce, 8pm today, tomorrow and Dec. 12-13; 2pm Dec. 7 & 14, Actors Cabaret of Eugene. 683-4368. $12.
Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings, 8pm today, tomorrow and Dec. 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. 12-13 and 19-20; 2:30pm Dec. 7 & 14, Cottage Theater, Cottage Grove. www.cottagetheatre.org or 942-8001. $18, $17 stu., sr.
West Moon Street continues. See Thursday, Dec. 4.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6
Sunrise 7:34am; Sunset 4:34pm, Av High 47; Av Low 34, SnarkCast: POUTY
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
Holiday Studio Sale of artisan pottery, giclée prints, nature calendars, 10am-3pm today & tomorrow, 1622 Bradley Dr. 344-3327. FREE.
Tracie Manso’s Holiday Studio Sale (pottery), 10am-6pm today and tomorrow, 1815 W. 22nd. FREE.
Mike Pease (drawings, watercolors, & prints) and Hanna Goldrich’s (jewelry) Holiday Sale, 11am-5pm, 768 W. 10th. 345-8819. FREE.
Tim Boyden’s Holiday Studio Sale (furniture, rustic creations & recycled art), 11am-5pm today, tomorrow and Dec. 13-14, 1568 Fairmount Blvd. FREE.
Lu’s Holiday Studio Sale, 11am-5pm today & tomorrow, 2755 Kincaid St. FREE.
Jill Cardinal’s Holiday Studio Sale (handmade books, cards, paintings, etc.), 1pm-5pm, 640 W. 27th Pl. FREE.
An opening for “ReCraft Bazaar” group show, 2pm, BRING Gallery, 4446 Franklin Blvd. FREE.
Anne Hubbird’s Holiday Studio Sale continues. See Friday.
Faye Nakamura’s Holiday Studio Sale continues. See Friday.
Faith Rahill’s Holiday Studio Sale continues. See Friday.
Community Creche exhibit continues. See Friday.
Benefits Patterson Preschool’s fundraiser, 10am-6pm, “Holiday Hall” at Saturday Market’s Holiday Market. FREE.
South African Jewelry & Craft Sale to benefit programs for vulnerable children in South Africa, 10am-5pm today & tomorrow, 1452 Barber Dr. 345-6144. FREE.
Pet photos with Santa Paws, all proceeds benefit Greenhill Humane Society, 11am-3pm, LexiDog Boutique, 5th St. Public Market. $20.
Cascadia Wildlands Project’s Wild Wonderland Auction, food, drinks, live jazz music, 6pm-10pm, EMU Ballroom, UO. www.cascwild.org or 434-1463. $20 adv., $25 door.
comedy The Comedy Workout presents “Shoestring Holidays,” 8pm, Diablo’s Downtown Lounge. 21+. $5.
PotPie Theater continues. See Friday.
Farmers’ market Holiday farmers’ market, 10am-6pm Saturdays & Sundays through Dec. 21, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.
Hideaway Farmers’ market, 9am-2pm Saturdays through Dec. 27, 3377 E. Amazon (behind Mazzi’s). FREE.
Film Suenos Congelados (Frozen Dreams: Immigration and Trauma), presented in Spanish, 6pm, Trauma Healing Project Meeting Room, 2222 Coburg Rd., Ste. 300. email@example.com or 687-9447. FREE.
Movie Night in Lorane: Pleasantville, 6pm, Lorane Grange #54. $7 sug. don., $5 child under 12..
Food/drink Riedel glassware clinic & tasting, 2pm, WineStyles. $15.
gatherings 2nd anniversary celebration w/free espresso shots all day, 9am-11pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.
Eugene Garden Club’s Greens Sale, 9am-3pm, 1645 High St. FREE.
McCornack Elementary Holiday Bazaar, 9am-4pm, 1968 Brittany St. FREE.
Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring performances by Edgewood Elementary Choir, 10:30am; Eagle Park Slim, 11:30am; Soromundi Lesbian Chorus, 12:30pm; Brian Cutean, 1:45pm; Olem Alves & Inner Limits, 3:15pm; David Helfand & the Majestic Ensemble, 4:45pm, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.holidaymarket.org FREE.
“Intro to Computers” clinic, 10am, Downtown Library. 682-5450. FREE.
Arc of Lane County’s Holiday Bazaar, 10am-3pm today & Dec. 13 & 20, 4181 E St., Spfd. 343-5256. FREE.
Authors & Artists Fair, meet 40 Oregon authors and 15 local artists, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.lanelibrary.org $1-$5 sug. don.
Oregon HomeCrafters Christmas Arts & Craft Event, 10am-6pm today & 10am-5pm tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.
Arc of Lane County Festival of Fairies Winter Festival, 11am-5pm today & tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. 343-5256. FREE.
Eugene Waldorf School Winter Light Faire, 11am-4pm, 1350 McLean Blvd. FREE.
“What is a therapy dog?” mini-clinic, 1pm; “How to become a registered therapy dog team” mini-clinic, 1:30pm, Johnson Brothers Greenhouses, Coburg. FREE.
LCC Native American Student Association presents its annual Powwow, 1pm & 7pm grand entries, w/dinner served 5pm-7pm, Bldg. 5, gymnasium, LCC. 463-5238. FREE.
30th anniversary of Skipping Stones, food, ethnic music & presentations, 6pm, Odd Fellow’s Lodge, 12th & Charnelton. 342-4956.
Gopal Das’ Birthday Celebration, feat. costume ball and dancing by Luminessah, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.
Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble’s “The English Madrigal Dinner” continues. See Friday.
lgbt Radical Faeries, spiritually minded queer folk, meets for a coffee-klatsch, 10am, Cozmic Pizza. firstname.lastname@example.org FREE.
Rowdy River Womyn lesbian social, 5pm, McMenamins North Bank. 514-1639. FREE.
ISCEE Holiday Drag Show, 7pm, Diablo’s Downtown Lounge. 21+. www.iscee.org $5.
Kids/families Breakfast with Santa, benefit for Children’s Miracle Network, 8:30am, Pleasant Hill Middle School. $5, $20 family.
Open art studio for youth ages 6-12, 9am-noon, Emerald Art Center, Spfd. $5.
Winnie the Pooh and Boys & Girls Clubs of Emerald Valley visit, 11am, Barnes & Noble. FREE.
La Fiesta de Invierno Familiar / Winter Family Festival, feat. bingo, dance revolution, raffles, music, games, more, 1pm-5pm, North Eugene High School. $3, FREE under age 5. FREE.
“The Secret Life of Toys,” stories w/Pattiebuff Bear, 1pm, Springfield Library. FREE.
Robotics presentation, learn about FLL Robotics & see robots in action, 1:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE.
Literary arts Bob Welch discusses Pebble in the Water, 7pm, Downtown Library. FREE.
Music Community Music Institute and Suzuki Strings Holiday Performance, 1pm, Barnes & Noble Eugene. FREE.
Oregon Tuba Associations presents a Tuba Carol Concert, 1pm, in parking lot next to Springfield Museum. FREE.
Charlotte Thistle, 1pm, Tsunami Books. Don.
The Heartwood Consort, 2pm, Atrium bldg., 10th & Olive. FREE.
University Percussion Ensemble, 2pm, 163 Music, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.
Community Christmas Singalong, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.
Collegium Musicum, 4pm, Collier House, UO. FREE.
Piano concert feat. David Lanz, David Nevue & Rebecca Oswald, 7pm, Wildish Theater, Spfd. $25, $15 stu.
University Gospel Ensembles, 7pm, Beall Hall, UO. $8, $6 stu., sr.
Benefit concert for Daniel McGowan, feat. Brenna Sahatjian, Underskore Okestra, McKenzie Riverboys, 8pm, Morning Glory Café. $3-$5 sug. don.
Northwest Royale, Grynch, Hands On Throat, 9pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 door.
Outdoors/recreation First Saturday Park Walk, 9am-11am, meet at picnic shelter east of duck pond, Alton Baker Park. FREE.
GEARs rides: McKenzie View/Sunderman/Walterville, 53 miles; McKenzie View, 28 miles, 9:30am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org
Social dance Square dance, feat. Molasses, 8pm, Fir Rm., EMU, UO. $3-$5.
Theater Upstart Crow Studios present Scrooge, 7pm today & 3pm tomorrow, 855 W. 1st Ave. 688-8260. $10, $25 family (4).
Shakespeare Showcase, 7pm today & tomorrow, Blue Door Theater, LCC. 463-5761. FREE.
The Christmas Truce continues. See Friday.
Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings continues. See Friday.
Glengarry Glen Ross continues. See Friday.
Nunsense continues. See Friday.
West Moon Street continues. See Thursday, Dec. 4.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7
Sunrise 7:35am; Sunset 4:34pm, Av High 47; Av Low 34, SnarkCast: ‘MURICA
Arts/visual Community Creche exhibit continues. See Friday.
Holiday Studio Sale continues. See Saturday.
Oregon Crafted open studio weekend continues. See Saturday.
Lu’s Holiday Studio Sale continues. See Saturday.
Tim Boyden’s Holiday Studio Sale continues. See Saturday.
Tracie Manso’s Holiday Studio Sale continues. See Saturday.
Benefits Pet photos with winter scene, all proceeds benefit Greenhill Humane Society, 11am-3pm, LexiDog Boutique, 5th St. Public Market. $20.
South African Jewelry & Craft Sale continues. See Saturday.
Farmer’s market Holiday farmers’ market continues. See Saturday.
films Central Presbyterian Church film series: The Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, 1pm, Bijou Cinemas. FREE.
Found Footage Festival, hosted by Nick Prueher & Joe Pickett, 7:30pm, Bijou Cinemas. $10.
Gatherings Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring performances by Linda Yapp, 10:30am; Carl Faddis, 11:30am; Charlotte Thistle, 12:30pm; Accordions Anonymous, 1:45pm; Kef, 3:15pm; Shelley James Musicbox, 4:45pm, 10am-6pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.holidaymarket.org FREE.
Rainbow Family gathering & potluck, 1pm-6pm, Growers Market (upstairs), 454 Willamette. FREE.
Autism Society of Oregon public meeting, 3:30pm, Hilyard Community Center. 521-7208. FREE.
kids/families Mount Pisgah Arboretum presents Winter Nature Crafts for Kids, 1pm-3pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St. RSVP, 747-1504. $5.
Music Oregon Music Teachers Association Performance, an entire day holiday play-a-thon by local music students, 10:30am-7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.
The Aulos Ensemble w/Julianne Baird, soprano, 3pm, Beall Hall, UO. $16-$36.
The Klezmonauts, 5pm, Tsunami Books. Don.
Oregon Mozart Players present “Baroque for the Holidays,” 7:30pm today & tomorrow, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak. 682-5000. $10-$39.
Emerald City Jazz Kings presents “Home for the Holidays” continues. See Thursday, Dec. 4.
Outdoors/recreation Life Among the Mosses walk, 10am, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. RSVP, 747-1504. $5.
Obsidians hike: Eagles Rest, 5.2 miles; River Trail, 8 miles. See YMCA for details/sign-up.
GEARs rides: Franklin, 35 miles; Alvadore, 28 miles, 9:30am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org
spiritual Center for Sacred Sciences presents Nisagadatta Maharaj: Awaken to the Eternal, film screening & discussion, 11am, Tamarack Wellness center. 345-0102. FREE.
Theater The Christmas Truce continues. See Friday.
Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings continues. See Friday.
Nunsense continues. See Friday.
Scrooge continues. See Saturday.
Shakespeare Showcase continues. See Saturday.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 8
Sunrise 7:36am; Sunset 4:34pm, Av High 46; Av Low 34, SnarkCast: LIMPID
lectures “Tee Corinne: Lavender Muse,” Tirza Latimer, 7pm, Browsing Rm., Knight Library. FREE.
Panel discussion on climate, feat. John Fischer (of KEZI-TV), Alder Fuller, Roger Hamilton, and moderator Sandra Bishop, 6:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.
Music Arts Umbrella Youth Orchestras winter concert, 7:30pm, South Eugene High School. $8, $6 sr., $5 stu. ($20 family).
Oregon Mozart Players’ “Baroque for the Holidays” continues. See Sunday.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9
Sunrise 7:37am; Sunset 4:34pm, Av High 46; Av Low 34, SnarkCast: WIBBLES
Arts/visual Sack Lunch Series, feat. Hank Murrow discussing pottery, 12:15pm, Clay Space, 222 Polk. FREE.
Dance Dance Theatre of Oregon, 4pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.
Food/drink Wine tasting: Australian wines, benefits Bearen Foundation, 5pm-9pm, WineStyles. $10.
Gatherings Symposium on the life and works of Tee Corinne: Panel discussion on lesbian culture & representation, 10am, Browsing Rm., Knight Library. FREE.
West Eugene Collaborative meeting, 1pm, Downtown Fire Station, 13th & Willamette. FREE.
“Job Search & Resumes” computer class, 4pm, Downtown Library. Register, 682-5450. FREE.
Homebuying workshop, 5:30pm, NEDCO, 783 Grant St. Register, www.nedcocdc.org or 345-7106. FREE.
Music Eugene Community Orchestra, 7pm, Emerald Valley Assisted Living Residence, 4550 W. Amazon. FREE.
Christmas choral concert, 7:30pm, Springfield High School auditorium. FREE.
Bone Thugs & Family, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $20 adv., $25 door.
on the air “Alternative Radio” presents an interview w/Studs Terkel: “Which Side Are You On?” 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.
Outdoors/recreation Obsidians hike: Portland by Amtrak, 3 miles. See YMCA for details/sign-up.
Wetland wander, 9am, Tsanchiifin Trail. 683-6494. FREE.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10
Sunrise 7:37am; Sunset 4:34pm, Av High 46; Av Low 34, SnarkCast: FIEFDOM
Arts/visual An opening for “Muse Art,” 5pm, Island Park Art Gallery, Spfd. FREE.
film Star Trek TV series: “City of the Edge of Forever” and “Enemy Within,” 6pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. FREE.
Gathering Eugene Macintoch Users Group meets, 6:30pm, Vet’s Memorial Building, 1626 Willamette. FREE.
kids/families Preschool storytime w/AES librarian, 3:30pm, Adams Elementary School. FREE.
music Eugene Symphony and Chambers Family Foundation Yuletide Celebration, 7:30pm today and tomorrow, Hult Center. $15+.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11
Sunrise 7:38am; Sunset 4:34pm, Av High 46; Av Low 34, SnarkCast: PRE-REGISTERED
Film Cambodian film series: Sentenced Home, 6pm, 110 Willamette, UO. FREE.
Food/drink Wine tasting: Australian wines, 5pm-9pm, WineStyles. $5.
Gatherings Vintage Fashion Show, 3pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. 736-4444. $4.
Prairie Mountain School Celebration, 4pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.
LASC presents a report back from Fort Benning, w/documentary on SOA to follow, 5:30pm, 458 Blair Blvd. FREE.
music The Grouch, Eligh, The Bayliens, Marv Ellis, 9pm, WOW Hall. $13 adv., $16 door.
Eugene Symphony and Chambers Family Foundation Yuletide Celebration continues. See Wednesday.
On the air “New Dimensions” presents “Toward A Dignitarian World” with Robert Fuller, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.
Theater Glengarry Glen Ross continues. See Friday.
Note - Continuation dates for out-of-town events are listed under the first day of the event.
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.
Friday, Dec. 5 Holiday Market Place, 10am-6pm today & tomorrow, MU, OSU, Corvallis. www.osumu.org or 737-2937. FREE.
Winter’s Eve Corvallis, shopping, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, music and more, a benefit for Assistance League of Corvallis, 5pm-10pm, Downtown Corvallis. www.alcorvallis.org or 757-1978.
A reception featuring the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence, 6pm-8pm, TEAL Fine Art & Craft, 142 SW 2nd. FREE.
Miracle on 34th Street, 7:30pm today, tomorrow and Dec. 11-13 & 18-20; 2:30pm Dec. 7 & 14, Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. SW. www.albanycivic.org $8-$11.
Saturday, Dec. 6 Santa visits, 11am-3pm today & Dec. 13, Majestic Theater. $5 sug. don.
Children’s Holiday Party, 12:30pm-4pm, MU, OSU, Corvallis. www.osumu.org or 737-6872. FREE.
Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks “Holidaze in Hicksville” musical extravaganza, 8pm, Crescent Valley High School. www.corvallistheaters.com $26-$28.
Sunday, Dec. 7 “Israel-Palestine: What the Media Leave Out,” discussion by journalist Alison Weir, 3pm, First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe. FREE.
Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert, with OSU Choirs, 7pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. www.symphony.peak.org $12-$30.
Wednesday, Dec. 10 “Volcanic Eruptions and Their Impact on Human Society,” lecture by Stephen Sparks, 7pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. FREE.
ON THE ROAD
Thursday, Dec. 4 Holiday Ale Festival, 11am-10pm today and Dec. 5-6; 11am-7pm Dec. 7, Pioneer Courthouse Square, PDX. $20.
Zoolights Festival, 5pm-8pm today through Dec. 28, Oregon Zoo. www.oregonzoo.org
Blizten Trapper, Starfucker, Parson Red Heads, 9pm, Wonder Ballroom, PDX. $12.
Mrs. Bob Crachit’s Wild Christmas Binge, 7:30pm today through Dec. 6, Pentacle Theater, Salem. www.pentacletheatre.org $18.
Hookah Stew, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.
Friday, Dec. 5 A Christmas Carol, 7:30pm Tu-Sa & 2pm Su through Dec. 28, Portland Center Stage. www.pcs.org $30+.
“Sea of Lights,” 6:30pm-9:30pm today & tomorrow, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport. $2, $1 child.
Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra, 7pm, Yachats Commons. www.occo.ws
Mike Tracey Band, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.
Emerald City Jazz Kings presents “Home for the Holidays,” 7:30pm, Florence Events Center. $27, $17 youth.
Holiday Bazaar & Gingerbread House Contest, 5pm today & 9am-5pm tomorrow, Reedsport Community Building. 541-271-3495.
Saturday, Dec. 6 The English Beat, Outlaw Nation, 9pm, Berbati’s Pan, PDX. 21+. $23.
David Pinsky & His Rhythm Kings, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.
Sunday, Dec. 7 Nine Inch Nails, The Bug, 8pm, Rose Garden, PDX. $30+.
Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra, 3pm, Florence Events Center. www.occo.ws
Monday, Dec. 8 Franz Ferdinand, Cold War Kids, 8pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $25.
Charlie Hunter Trio, 8pm, Aladdin Theater, PDX. $20.
Wednesday, Dec. 10 Meshell Ndegeocello, 8pm, Aladdin Theater, PDX. $25.
Oregon Quarterly seeks submissions to its Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest. Kenny Moore judges. www.oregonquarterly.com Deadline is Jan. 31.
The federal Senior Companion Program is recruiting. Pre-training and ongoing support are provided. www.getinvolved.gov or 683-8043.