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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 12.31.08

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Cole Porter was in one, and so was Andy Griffith. Glee clubs were initially intended for men only when they were created in the mid-1800s, but many universities bent the rules to include women in the 1970s. The switch to coed has paid off for the Yale Glee Club, who are in constant high demand and are known for their “world famous harmonic precision.” The group consists of 80 women and men who sing both traditional and new glees. Glees started out as drinking and male bonding songs, but they have matured to now include folk song arrangements, spiritual pieces and compositions by renowned conductors. As the third oldest glee club in the United States (Yale’s rival school, Harvard, is the first), they expect only the best vocals in their group, which is why they have sung in most of the major concerts halls around the world. 8 pm Monday, Jan. 5, at Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu. 

It’s the first First Friday ArtWalk of 2009, and just like our new president, the upcoming pieces are controversial, diverse and nice to look at. The night begins with piano playing and singing by John Powell, followed by Marianne Walker talking about the history of manga at the Eugene Public Library. From there, the first stop on the walk is Full City Coffee, where Noell Dass displays her watercolors, Janet Reed her mosaics and oil paintings and, at the Palace Bakery, Aaron Jakabosky exhibits “New Morning” photography. Stop #2 has pocket sized art known as artist trading cards by more than 30 artists at the Jacobs Gallery (see review page 21). Continue to Opus6ix to experience Jenny Gray’s playful paintings. Stop #4 at Studio West plays to our primordial instincts with spiritual paintings by Edgar Sanchez Cubas and primitive sculptures by Conrad Williams. The night ends with a variety of media forms at DIVA, where Barbara Benner shows her hook and fiber work, Bruce Klepinger his photography (pictured left), Wendy Hill her paintings and Rebecca Lubas her drawings. 5:30 pm Friday, Jan. 2, begins at Full City on Pearl St. Free.

Still don’t know what you’re doing for NYE? Get thee to the Hult Center for the Eugene Opera’s Orpheus in the Underworld. If the word “opera” makes you tremble, don’t be afraid! This is an operetta, where there’s both talking and singing, and talk about your welcoming space: It’s sung in English and features a very big party, with the famous tune most of us know as the can-can dance at its heart. Adultery, gods consorting with humans, a famous musician playing games and Public Opinion forcing everyone to do what she wants … it’s a romp! Nationally known singers and local faves combine for this two-performance kickoff to the Opera’s 2008-2009 season. The NYE performance comes with an afterparty (for a fee, and it seems to be sold out, but if you’re smart, you might be able to snag tix at the last minute), but if you’re out of town that night, snag seats at the Jan. 3 matinee. It’s naughty fun for the whole family! 7:30 pm Wednesday, Dec. 31 and 2:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 3, at the Hult Center. $25-$65.


Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:44pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32, SnarkCast: PARTY-TIME

food/drink Belgian healthy chocolate & chai happy hour, 7pm today & Jan. 7, 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 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.

on the air “Jefferson Exchange” discusses New Year’s resolutions, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM. 

opera Eugene Opera presents Orpheus in the Underworld, 7:30pm today & 2:30pm Jan. 3, Hult Center. $25+.

Social dance NYE Swing Dance, feat. Creswell High Jazz Band, 8:30pm-midnight, Cres-

well High School. 895-2728. $20 couple, $10 stu. couple.

Celebration Studio’s New Year’s Eve Dance, feat. 5Rhythms, 7pm, 1840  Willamette. 554-7292. $15. 

Spiritual “Remember, Release and Renew,” an evening of chant, movement & reflection, 7pm, Unity of the Valley, 39th & Hilyard. Don.


Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:45pm

Av High 45; Av Low 32


Food/drink Wine tasting: “Best bets for bubbly,” 5pm-8:45pm, WineStyles. $5.

Music The Mark Sexton Band, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

The Filthiest People Alive, Painted Plain, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $3-$5. 21+.

On the air “New Dimensions” presents “Science and the Rediscovery of God” with Amit Goswami, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

“Northwest Passage” presents “Natural World,” with John Cooney, 4pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoors/recreation GEARs rides: Polar Bear Ride (restaurant stop), 40 miles, 9am, 5th Street Market; Dillard Access (bring food), 20 miles, 9:30am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Obsidians hike: Spencer Butte, 6 miles; Tahkenitch Dunes, 6.5 miles. See YMCA for details/sign-up.

New Year’s Day T’ai Chi w/Machiko Shirai, 2pm, EWEB Reservoir, 24th and Lawrence. 683-8626. FREE.

Vigil Eugene VeteransForPeace 24 hour vigil for peace & demand arrest of Bush and Cheney, all day, w/rally at 4pm, old Federal Court bldg. 729-7760. FREE.


Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:46pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32, SnarkCast: PERSEVERATE

Arts/visual Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk, hosted by glass artist John Rose, 5:30pm, begins at Full City Coffee on Pearl St. FREE.

5pm openings include work by Mark Lammi, Fenario; work by Jody Dunphy, LaFollette Gallery; group art of the McKenzie River, Mystical Sunstones; work by Ralph Wilson, New Zone; and work by many local artists at Sacred Traveler, Tibet’s Fine Design, Tango Center & Harlequin Beads. 5:30pm openings include installations by Noell Dass, Janet Reed & Aaron Jakabosky, Full City Coffee; artist trading cards from a multitude of artists, Jacobs Gallery; paintings by Jenny Gray, Opus6ix; sculptures by Conrad Williams; paintings by Edgar Sanchez Cumbas, Studio West; fiber work by Barbara Benner; photography by Bruce Klepinger; painting by Wendy Hill; drawings by Rebecca Lubas, Karin Clarke Gallery. 

kids/families Pajamarama!, feat. storytime, popcorn and a movie, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

“Red Riding Hood & Hunker Jaw the Wolf” puppet show, 11am, Sheldon Community Center. Register, 682-8316. FREE.

Lecture Multimedia talk on the “History of Manga and Anime,” with Marianne Walker, 6:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE. 

Music John Powell performs jazz and piano, 5:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE. 

Fearless Love, Luminessah, Sunheart, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Los Cumbiamberos, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $6. 21+.

On the air “The Jefferson Exchange” speaks with guest writer J.D. Rogers, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

Social dance Dances of Universal Peace, 7pm, all ages, 2274 Onyx St. 345-4951. Don. 

Eugene Astronomical Society’s Star Party, 7pm, College Hill Reservoir, 24th & Lawrence. FREE. 


Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:47pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32, SnarkCast: PALINEX

Film Lorane Movie Night: My Neighbor Totoro, social hour 6pm & film 7:30pm, Lorane Grange, Lorane. charo@epud.net. $7 ind, $5 child sug. don. 

Gathering Intro to Computers session, 10am, Downtown Library. Pre-register. 682-5450. FREE.

kids/families “Penguins and Polar Bears,” songs and stories with Pattiebuff, 1pm, Springfield Public Library. FREE. 

Martial arts for kids, 9am to 9:45am ages 5-11 & 10:45am to 12pm ages 12+, HAI KI Aiki Center, 2489 Portland St. FREE. 

Lecture “Ask-A-Trainer,” with Nancy Yamin, get advice on dog training, 2pm, Greenhill Humane Society. FREE. 

LGBT Rainbow River Women’s Group, 5pm, McMenamins North Bank. 741-1210. FREE. 

Music Serena’s 31st B-day Hoedown: feat. The Quick and Easy Boys, One Horse Shy, and a cowboy costume contest, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $6, $5 costume. 

Caguama, Flat Stanley, 6:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

opera Orpheus in the Underworld continues. See Wed. 31. 

Outdoors/recreation Obsidians hike: Trapper Creek to PCT, s’shoe, 5 miles. See YMCA for details/sign-up.


Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:47pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32, SnarkCast: FOCUS

Benefit Springfield High Millers Baseball Team tree recycling fundraiser, today and Jan. 11, throughout Eugene-Springfield. 206-7266. $5 don.

Gathering Rainbow Family potluck, 1pm to 6pm, bring eating utensils & instrument, Grower’s Market, 454 Willamette St. (upstairs). FREE.

Film Center for Sacred Sciences presents Pema Chodron and Alice Walker in Conversation, 11am, Tamarack Wellness Center. FREE. 

Intimdad, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Music Syd Barrett Memorial Dance Concert, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $3. 21+

Outdoors/recreation Obsidians hike: Midnight Lake, x-c ski, 7 miles. See YMCA for details/sign-up.

GEARs rides: Noti/Fern Ridge (bring food), 60 miles; Doane/Briggs Hill (bring food), 45 miles, 9:30am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.org

Winter Warmup Singles Volunteer Work Party, 12:30pm to 3:30pm, meet singles and spruce up garden, Arboretum Visitor Center. RSVP. pisgah4@epud.net

Spiritual Burning Bowl Services, 8:45am & 11am, and Taize’ Service, 7pm, Unity of the Valley Church. FREE. 

Meditation followed by tea and discussion, 11am, Eugene BohdiPath Center. 337-2864. FREE.




Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:48pm, Av High 45; Av Low 32, SnarkCast: APPLAUSE

2009 State of the County Address, music, presentation and administration of oaths, 10am, 125 E. 8th Ave. FREE.

Lecture Eugene Recreation’s Senior Program presents a discussion on snowshoeing and cross country skiing, 11am, Lamb Cottage in Skinner Butte Park. Pre-register. 682-5318. FREE. 

“Energy For an Ailing Planet,” 6:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Literary Eugene Veg Education Network presents author Dr. Leslie Van Romer, 7pm, McNail Riley House, 13th & Jefferson. FREE. 

Music Yale Glee Club, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu. 

Sound Bytes presents a performance by trumpet player Mark Gould, 12pm, Concourse Lobby, EMU. FREE. 

“Learn How to Meditate,” 7pm, Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center. Pre-register. 343-5252. http://tinyurl.com/8ubemb. FREE. 


Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:50pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33, SnarkCast: PRIG

Film Four Rooms, 6:30pm, Koho Bistro. FREE.

Gatherings No LNG Roadshow, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Kids/families “Winter Snow Scene,” crafts club, 3:30pm ages 3-7 & 4:30pm ages 8-12, Springfield Public Library. FREE. 

Literary Reading and talk by Chinese author Mo Yan, 3:30pm, Browsing Room, UO Knight Library. FREE. 

Music Animal Collective Listening Party, 6:30pm, CD World. FREE.

on the air “Alternative Radio” presents Robert Fisk’s lecture “War Reporting,” 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoors/recreation Eugene Recreation’s Senior Program events: Yoga for Seniors at 9am, Tai Chi at 10am, Qigong at 11am, Restorative Yoga 11am, Petersen Barn Community Center. Pre-register. 682-5318. FREE.

Obsidians hike: Courthouse and Downtown, 4 miles. See YMCA for details/sign-up.


Sunrise 7:48am; Sunset 4:51pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33, SnarkCast: GLUTTONY

Arts/visual Open House for UO Amazon Art-Youth Enrichment Program, meet staff and artists, 5pm, Amazon Community Center. FREE. 

Film Heckler’s Night: Super Mario Brothers, 7pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

food/drink Belgian healthy chocolate & chai happy hour continues. See Wed. 31.

Gatherings EWEB’s potluck and panel discussion on health care reform, 6:30pm, 500 E. 4th Ave. FREE. 

Alchemical Healing Circle, 6:30pm. RSVP. 484-1099. 

Kids/families Family Night, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE. 

Lecture Attorney Bill Atwood provides legal advice, 3pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center. FREE. 

NW Ecobuilding Guild discusses: “American Indian Energy Information Programs,” with Scott Hansen, and the “Faswall ICF block system,” with Thomas Van Denend, 7pm, BRING, 4446 Franklin Blvd. FREE. 

Music Brent Cole w/Flipside, 6pm, WOW Hall. $5.

Strum Theory, Russell Nute, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $3-$5. 21+


Sunrise 7:47am; Sunset 4:52pm, Av High 46; Av Low 33, SnarkCast: DOGGED

Gathering Pre-session town hall meeting hosted by Sen. Vicki Walker and others, 6:30pm, North Eugene High School Library. FREE. 

Wii demonstration, 1:30pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center. FREE. 

Science Pub: “Geological Clues to Our Ancient Earth,” 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE. 

Lecture Cascade Mycological Society discusses “Oregon’s Emergent Culinary Truffle Industry,” with David Pilz, 7pm, LCC Bldg 16 Rm 115. FREE.  

Literary Willamette Writers’ Speakers Series: “Beyond the Book,” with author Jill Sager, 6:30pm, Tsunami Books. $10, $5 stu.

Music Oregon Mozart Players’ SHOcase concert, can bring lunch or buy at event, 11:15am, Hult Center lobby. FREE.

Ala Nar Middle Eastern Music feat. bellydancing, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $6. 21+

On the air “Northwest Passage” presents “Natural World,” with John Cooney, 4pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoors/recreation Eugene Recreation’s Senior Program: tryout snowshoeing and cross country skiing, 10am to 4:30pm. Pre-register. 682-5318. $15.

Social Dance Beginning Swing & Open Ballroom Dancing, 8pm to 10pm, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 13th & Pearl. $3.




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

Friday, Jan. 2
Wine Tasting, 5pm to 7pm, Co-op South Store, 1007 SE 3rd St. 

Monday, Jan. 5 Coin Club, 7pm, Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave. FREE. 


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.

New Years Eve Hoof ‘n Holler Bull Ride & Dance, 7:30pm, Linn Co. Fair & Expo Center, Albany. www.wildwesteventsinc.com

Riffle, 8pm, Brindiamo Catering & Event Center, 600 Dale Kuni Rd., Creswell. $20. 

Thursday, Jan. 8 Elvis Tribute feat. Justin Shandor, 8pm, Three Rivers Casino, Florence. $10. 


Auditions for Trial By Fire TheatreWorks’ premiere of Das Kaspar (The Puppet Theater) will be held 2pm-8pm Jan. 10 & 11 at LCC. trialbyfiretheatre@hotmail.com or 683-1429 to check out a script.

Auditions for Majestic Theater’s live musical 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