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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24
Sunrise 7:46am; Sunset 4:39pm, Av High 45; Av Low 33, SnarkCast: PURPLED
Gathering Saturday Market’s Holiday Market, featuring performances by Sharon Rogers, 10:30am; Tom Lemmon, 11:30am; Cigarbox Jerry & Ukulele Adams, 12:30pm; The Rosen Sisters, 1:30pm; Americanistan, 3pm, 10am-4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. www.holidaymarket.org FREE.
On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses whether poetry is relevant anymore, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25
Sunrise 7:46am; Sunset 4:38pm, Av High 45; Av Low 33, SnarkCast: PRE-NIP
gathering Senior Holiday Dinner, 1pm, Eugene Hilton. RSVP by Dec. 19, 682-5318 or 736-4444. $5. SOLD OUT.
On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses the rituals of the season, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.
“New Dimensions” presents “An Encounter with the Mystics” with Mirabai Starr, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.
David Gizara hosts “Merry Beatles, A Cool Yule with the Fab Four,” 9pm-midnight, KLCC 89.7 FM.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26
Sunrise 7:47am; Sunset 4:40pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32, SnarkCast: HELLABULLO
Arts/visual Last Friday Art Walk, 6pm-9pm, various locations, Eugene. See www.lastfridayartwalk.org for a walking map. FREE.
An opening for work by James Madson, 6pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.
An opening for work by artists from the studio of Stephanie Tsuchida, 6pm, Pilgrim’s Way Bookstore, 304 Blair. FREE.
comedy The Comedy Workout & PotPie Theater present “Post-Holiday Jollies,” 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.
music Bobby Six Crows plays “Santa’s Blues,” 4pm, Don Kahuna’s, 720 Main St., Spfd. FREE.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27
Sunrise 7:47am; Sunset 4:41pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32, SnarkCast: POKEY
Farmers’ market Hideaway Farmers’ market, 9am-2pm (final day), 3377 E. Amazon (behind Mazzi’s). FREE.
Food/drink Chocolate tasting clinic, 2pm & 7pm, Nib Dessert & Wine Bar. RSVP, 485-1269. FREE.
gathering Seminar on feral cats & trap-neuter-release, 1pm, Johnson Brothers Greenhouses, Coburg. FREE.
Music Bow & Air-O, 2pm, Atrium bldg., 10th & Olive. FREE.
Buckethead, 8pm, McDonald Theater. $25 adv., $28 door.
Outdoors/recreation GEARs rides: Dale Kuni (bring food), 40 miles; Goshen (bring food), 20 miles, 9:30am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org
Social dance Eugene Swing Dance Club Holiday Dance, 7pm lesson, 8pm-midnight dance, Agate Hall, 18th & Agate. 463-8337. $6-$8.
Salsa dance w/Jose Cruz, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28
Sunrise 7:47am; Sunset 4:42pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32, SnarkCast: FLUISH
Arts/visual Fiber arts open studio, noon-4pm, Fox Hollow Farm & Fiber, 30781 Fox Hollow Rd. FREE.
Music Greater Eugene Sacred Choir, 10:30am, Valley River Baptist Church, 1145 Willagillespie Rd. Don.
Messiah Sing-through, feat. Robert Thompson on organ, followed by flaming plum pudding reception, 3pm, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 3925 Hilyard. Don.
Outdoors/recreation Obsidians hike: Trapper Creek to PCT, s’shoe, 5 miles. See YMCA for details/sign-up.
GEARs breakfast rides: Pleasant Hill/Wheeler, 45 miles; Pleasant Hill, 35 miles, 9:30am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org
MONDAY, DECEMBER 29
Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:43pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32, SnarkCast: HOCKLED
Gathering Panel discussion on life and climate, 6:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.
kids/families “Red Riding Hood & Hunker Jaw the Wolf” puppet show, 11am & 2pm at Downtown Library; 11am Jan. 2 at Sheldon Community Center. Register, 682-8316. FREE.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30
Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:44pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32, SnarkCast: GREENGUNK
Film Oceans 11 (1960), 6:30pm, Koho Bistro. FREE.
Gatherings “Mental Health Client Voice in 2009” panel and community forum, 2pm, Downtown Library. 607-7020. FREE.
“Manga O Kudasai” workshop for teens, 2pm, Downtown Library. FREE.
Holiday Bowl party, 4:30pm, David Minor Theater. FREE.
Kids/families “Music in Action!” w/Rich Glauber, 11am, Bethel Library. FREE.
on the air “Alternative Radio” presents Kevin Phillips’ lecture: “Swimming with the Sharks,” 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31
Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:44pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32, SnarkCast: PARTY-TIME
food/drink Belgian healthy chocolate & chai happy hour, 7pm, Govinda’s Restaurant, 1030 River Rd. 461-0093. $2 chai w/free chocolate tastings.
Gatherings NYE Party for Seniors, feat. dancing, games, hors d’oeuvres, 8:30pm, Willamalane Center, Spfd. $7 adv., $10 door.
Orpheus in the Underworld New Year’s Eve Gala, 10:30pm, Hult Center. www.eugeneopera.com
Music Cymbaline, Honey Vizen, I DIED, Hobby Knife, more, 7pm, New Zone Gallery. $2-$5.
Deb Cleveland & The Vipers, The Michael Tracey Band, 8pm, Vet’s Club Ballroom. $20 adv., $25 door.
Samba Ja, Vega, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $10.
The Floydian Slips, 9pm, McDonald Theatre. $20.
Eleven Eyes, Disco Organica, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+.
Lafa Taylor, Medium Troy, 9:30pm, WOW Hall. $16 adv., $20 door.
Social dance NYE Swing Dance, feat. Creswell High Jazz Band, 8:30pm-midnight, Creswell High School. 895-2728. $20 couple, $10 stu. couple.
Spiritual “Remember, Release and Renew,” an evening of chant, movement & reflection, 7pm, Unity of the Valley, 39th & Hilyard. Don.
theater Eugene Opera presents Orpheus in the Underworld, 7:30pm today & 2:30pm Jan. 3, Hult Center. $25+.
Note - Continuation dates for out-of-town events are listed under the first day of the event.
Friday, Dec. 26 Willamette STAGE Co. presents The Retreat from Moscow, 8pm today & tomorrow, Corvallis High School. www.willamettestage.org or 368-7092. $19, $16 stu., sr.
Corvallis Community Theater presents The Importance of Being Earnest, 7:30pm today & tomorrow; 2:30pm tomorrow & Dec. 28, Majestic Theater. www.corvalliscommunitytheatre.org $10.
Wednesday, Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Hoof ‘n Holler Bull Ride & Dance, 7:30pm, Linn Co. Fair & Expo Center, Albany. www.wildwesteventsinc.com
ON THE ROAD
Thursday, Dec. 25 Zoolights Festival, 5pm-8pm today through Dec. 28, Oregon Zoo. www.oregonzoo.org
Friday, Dec. 26 Sol Serenade, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.
Saturday, Dec. 27 DeVotchKa, Norfolk & Western, Vagabond Opera, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $23.
Wine tasting: “Red, White and Sparkling,” 1pm-4pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE.
J.R. Sims & Texas Special, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.
Monday, Dec. 29 Railroad Earth, 9pm today, tomorrow and Dec. 31, Aladdin Theater, PDX. $30 ($55 Dec. 31).
Pink Martini, Foghorn String Band, 8pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. $30.
Wednesday, Dec. 31 Fir Ball ’09, feat. Nick Jaina Band, Bark Hide & Horn, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+. $17.
Nightclubbing vs. Hot Mess, Explode Into Colors, White Fang, 8pm, Holocene, PDX. 21+. $12.
Wine tasting: “All Bubbly,” 1pm-4pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE.
Kolvane, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats.
Auditions for Trial By Fire TheatreWorks’ premiere of Das Kaspar (The Puppet Theater) will be held 2pm-8pm Jan. 10 & 11 at LCC. firstname.lastname@example.org or 683-1429 to check out a script.
Auditions for Majestic Theater’s live musica benefit production of Chicago will be held 7pm Jan. 8-10. Roles for 22 men and women with attitude. www.majestic.org
Harmony Event Medicine seeks volunteers. www.harmonyeventmedicine.org