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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 4.30.09

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

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Lane Community College’s OSPIRG brings its solar powered Sustainapalooza to the UO this Saturday. This music festival brings bands, including Fire Truck Band Awesome, the Athiarchists and Circa Vitae (pictured), together with workshops, demonstrations and group projects centering on sustainable options.

Head up to Brownsville this weekend for the annual Carriage Me Back docudrama fundraiser event on Saturday and Sunday. A horse-drawn carriage ride through town takes you back to 1859 to watch the townsfolk celebrating Oregon’s statehood in period costume supplied by Eugene’s Very Little Theatre.

Meet Maggie! This charming ball of fluff and her brother are among the thousands of local beasties that WAG (Willamette Animal Guild) has spayed since January 2008. To be exact, Maggie is the 5,000th spay WAG has performed, preventing, the group estimates, 25,000 unwanted cats and dogs in Lane County. Come celebrate with WAG on Sunday.


Sunrise 6:05am; Sunset 8:14pm, Av High 63; Av Low 41

Benefit The Little French School wine and cheese fundraiser, 6-9:30pm, Laurelwood GC, 2700 Columbia. 345-3818. $20, $10. 

Film Lunchtime scuba films, 12pm, Outdoor Program, UO. 346-4365. FREE. 

Missing Young Woman, film by Lourdes Portillo, 7pm, in 182 Lillis, UO. FREE.

Goonies, “Directed by Steven Spielberg” series,  6pm, Rm. 110 Willamette Hall, UO. FREE.

Gatherings Animating Democracy: community & campus forum on arts-based civic engagement, 11:30am, Baker Downtown Center, 975 High. FREE.

“Tree Spirit,” Oakridge Tree Planting Festival, today through May 4, Friday, 7pm Princess coronation, 11am Saturday parade, 10-5pm, street fair Saturday & Sunday. Oakridge. 782-4552. FREE. 

Kids/Families Día de los niños / Día de los libros (Day of the Children / Day of the Books), preschool storytimes, 11am, Sheldon Library. FREE.

Kids & teen book clubs, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE. 

April Art Class, grades 3-8, 3:30-5pm, Springfield Library. RSVP 726-3766. FREE. 

Lectures Symposium: “Borderlines in Psychoanalysis, Borderlines of Psychoanalysis,” 9:45am-4pm today, 10am-5pm tomorrow, Browsing Room, Knight Library, UO. FREE. 

“Dreamwork & Astrology Using Both Symbolic Languages to Collaborate with Life’s Inevitable Challenges,” 7pm, Ste. 302, 474 Willamette. FREE.

“The Origin and Early Evolution of Whales: A Profound Transition from Land to Sea,” Philip Gingerich, 7:30pm, 180 PLC, UO. FREE. 

Literary S.A.S.S. (Sexual Assault Support Services) Poetry of Survival open read, 7pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.  

Music Valerie Orth Band w/Alexis Harte & Dirty Birdies, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$10.

Tien Hsieh piano all-Liszt program, 7:30pm, Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main, Spfd. FREE.

Beta Collide: Stockhausen Concert, 8pm, Beall Halll. UO. $10, $8.

Rod and Muff, together again, Brody Douglas Hunt, variety, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $3.

Social Dance Cuban Salsa Class, 7-8 pm, Inshape Athletic Club, 2681 Willamette. $10 per class.

Theater  Damn Yankees, 7:30pm today and May 1-2 and 7-9, Springfield High School auditorium. 517-9028. $8, $5 stu., sr.

Monty Python’s Spamalot, 7:30pm today & May 3; 8pm May 1 & 2; 2pm May 2&3, Hult Center. $35-$60. 


Sunrise 6:04am; Sunset 8:16pm, Av High 64; Av Low 41

Arts/Visual First Friday ArtWalk, hosted by Douglas Beauchamp, Lane Arts Council, 5:30pm, begins at Studio Tre Amiche. www.lanearts.org/communityarts/firstfriday See Galleries for listings/receptions. FREE.

The Art Careers Art Show and Sale, 10am-7pm, on Friday, Hilyard Community Center. FREE.

Cancer-inspired community art show & auction, proceeds to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 4-7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE. 

Meet Your Maker Anniversary Party, craft show, raffle & wine tasting, 5-8pm, The Broadway, 200 W. Broadway. www.meetyourmaker.net. FREE.

Benefits Relay for Life Choir “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” 7:30pm, Willamette Christian Center, 2500 West 18th. $10, $5 stu. & youth. 

Divisi concert for  St. Vincent de Paul’s First Place Family Center, 7:30pm, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive. $5. 

Gatherings City Club: LTD, 11:50am, Downtown Athletic Club. $5.

Introduction to computers, 10am-noon, Downtown Library. RSVP 682-5450 (press 2). FREE.

Beyond Patriarchy conference, today through Sunday, EMU, UO.  http://beyondpatriarchyconference.wordpress.com/  FREE. 

Lane County IWW May Day Celebration, 6pm, Grower’s Market,  454 Willamette. FREE.

Oakridge Tree Planting Festival continues. See Thursday, April 30. 

Kids/Family Tot Discovery Day: Sun, Moon & Stars, kids under 5, 10am-noon, Science Factory Children’s Museum, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy. $10 parent/child pair, extra child $2.

Lectures Symposium: “Borderlines in Psychoanalysis,” continues. See Thursday, April 30.

Music City Singers, First Friday Concert, 6pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Girls Aloud Dance Party, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. www.euglove.blogspot.com $7 or $5 w/two food item don. for FFLC. 

The Applebaum Jazz Piano Duo, 8pm, Beall Concert Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu., sr. 

Jim Page, folksinger, 8pm, Tsunami Books. $10 sug. don. 

Planet Loop, Disco Organica, groove, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Eugene Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, 1-6pm today, 9am-6pm, Hilton Eugene. FREE. 

May Day Wildflower Walk w/Rhoda Love, 5pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. FREE. 

First Quarter Fridays Star Party, Eugene Astronomical Society, 8:30pm, College Hill Reservoir, 24th Ave & Lawrence. FREE.

Kate Rutherford: Rock Climber, 8:30pm, Backcountry Gear, 1855 W 2nd. FREE.

Obsidians trips: Ridgeline Trail, hike 5.5 miles. See YMCA for details/sign-up.

Social Dance Veselo Community Folk Dancers, cultural dance class, 7:15 class, 8pm dance, In Shape Fitness. 726-7548. $3

Theater The Emperor’s New Clothes, Rose Children’s Theatre, 7pm today, tomorrow, Wildish Community Theater. $12, $6 youth.

Latini in Dark World, 8pm today & tomorrow; 2pm May 3, Very Little Theatre. 344-7751. $10. 

Metamorphoses, 8pm today, tomorrow & May, 7-9, 15, 16, 24, 2pm May 10, Robinson Theatre, UO. 346-4363. $14

Damn Yankees continues. See Thursday, April, 30.

Spamalot continues. See Thursday, April 30.


Sunrise 6:02am; Sunset 8:18pm, Av High 64; Av Low 41

Arts/Visual “Rock the Quad: Celebrate Student Art and Music,” 3pm, J-Schnitz Museum, UO. FREE.

Benefits Patterson Preschool Plant/Rummage Sale and Silent Auction, 9am-4pm today, 10am-2pm tomorrow. 717 City View in the Lane ESD Building. FREE.

Burning Man Theme Camp fundraiser, feat. DJs & firedancing, 6:30pm Eugene Wine Cellars, 2nd & Madison. $5.

Slideshow on Mongolia, Hannah Klausman, 2pm, River Road Park Annex,1055 River Rd. $5 don to help Mongolian youth. 

Comedy Comedy Workout, “The Laughter Stimulus Program,” 8pm,  Diablo’s Downtown Lounge. $5.

Film Dalai Lama Renaissance, noon film, Q&A w/ Amit Goswami to follow, today & tomorrow, Bijou Art Cinemas. $5.

Farmers’ Markets Lane County Farmers’ Market, 9am-4pm, 8th and Oak, FREE. 

Farmers’ market, 9am-1pm, Hideaway Bakery (behind Mazzi’s). FREE.

Food/Drink Eat Here Now, “Stewarding the Land,” Local Foods Community Potluck, bring potluck item & tableware, 2-8:30pm, 6pm dinner, Lost Valley Educational Center, 81868 Lost Valley Lane, Dexter. FREE.

Gatherings Cottage Grove Bike Fest. motorcycles, 9am-4pm, Main St., downtown Cottage Grove. FREE.

Rise Up: Young Women’s Empowerment, 9am-9pm, at Washington Park Center, 2025 Washington St. 682-5525. $40, scholarships available.

Destination Imagination plant sale, 9:30am-3:30pm, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Cottage Grove Home & Garden Show, 10am-6pm today and tomorrow, Cottage Grove High School. FREE w/Bi-Mart card or non-perish food don.

Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, w/entertainment by Craig Sorseth, 10am; Youth Music Showcase, 11am; Glenn Falkenberg, noon; Shades of Blue, 1pm; Planet Loop, 2pm; Ichele & the Circle of Light, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org FREE.

Global Marijuana March, noon, old federal building at 7th & Pearl. willamettevalleynorml.org. FREE.

Sustainapalooza, music, workshops, demonstrations, noon-8pm, UO campus. FREE.

Oregon Football Spring Game & Fan Festival, noon-2pm, Moshofsky Center & Autzen Stadium. FREE w/don. 3 cans of food.

Korean Night, 6-9pm, EMU, UO. $7, $5 UO stu. & fac.

Back in Black amateur men’s & women’s boxing 7pm, Regional Sports Center, 200 S 32nd, Spfd. $7 -$12 adults, $5 6-17, FREE 5 & under.

Global Marijuana March After-Party, Willamette Valley NORML & Emerald Empire Hempfest, 8pm, Voter Power office, 687 River Ave. willamettevalleynorml.org. $5. 

Oakridge Tree Planting Festival continues. See Thursday, April 30. 

Beyond Patriarchy continues. See Friday.

Kids/Families Sparkplug Dance, performances: 10:30am Bethel Library, 2pm Downtown Library, 3pm kids dance workshop Downtown Library. RSVP  682-8316. FREE.

May Faire, 11am-4pm, Waldorf School, 1350 Maclean. $1.50 activity tickets, FREE admission.

“Happy Mother’s Day!” Saturday Songs and Stories, 1pm, Springfield Library. 726-3766. FREE.

High School Word Symphony, 2-6pm, Cozmic Pizza. www.athree.org. FREE.

Lectures “Natural Building Around the World,” Jack Stephens, 4:30pm in Building 17, Rm 307, LCC. 345-1174. FREE.

LGBT Rainbow River Womyn mtg., 5pm, McMenamins North Bend. 741-1210. FREE.

Literary Siesta Lane: A Year Unplugged, or The Good Intentions of Ten People, Two Cats, One Old Dog, Eight Acres, One Telephone, Three Cars, and Twenty Miles to the Nearest Town. Amy Minato, book release, 4pm, Tsunami Books. FREE. 

Music   Atrium music: classical guitarist John Jarvie,  2pm, Atrium Bld. courtyard, 10th & Olive. 683-1940. FREE.

Vineyards & Violins, 5pm.Willamalane Adult Activity Center, Spfd. 736-4444. $20 adv. $25 door.

George Winston, rural folk piano, 7:30pm, The Shedd. $26, $32, $36. 

Alice Di Micele, 8 pm, Lost Valley Educational Center, Dexter, 937-2556 ext. 112. $10.

Oregon Mozart Players “First Things First,” 8pm today, 2:30pm tomorrow, Hult Center. $16-$39; stu. & sr. discounts.

Touchyfeeliaces, Modern Flora, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3-$5. 

London Flush, Amadan, Whopner County All Stars, cd release, variety, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Eugene Marathon: 6:45-7:45am. 5K & Kids Run Packet pick-up, 4th & Mill; 8am 5k race 4th & High; 8:05am, Kids Run Start, 4th & Mill. www.eugenemarathon.com

Salmon Run & Walk, Larison Rock Hill Climb, 7am regis., 8am race, Greenwaters Park, Hwy 58, Oakridge. $15 - $22.

Obsidians trips: Old Baldy/Coburg Hills, hike 6 miles. See YMCA for details/sign-up.

Oregon Horseshoe Pitchers Association open tournament, 9am, Washington-Jefferson Park. $5 entry fee, FREE to watch.

First Saturday Park Walk, 9am, Alton Baker Park, picnic shelter east of duck pond. FREE.

Wildflower tour through oak forests on Blanton Heights, 3 miles, 9am, Native Plant Society. 752-1362. FREE.

Northwest Canoe Culture Day, 10am-4:30pm, West Eugene Wetlands Project Office, 751 S. Danebo Ave. 683-6494. $2/WREN mem. $4/non-mem. 

Reptiles & Amphibians Walk, 2pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. $5, MPA don. 

Eugene Marathon Health & Fitness Expo continues.

Social Dance Square dance, w/music by Molasses, caller Paul Silveria, 8pm, Fir Room, EMU, UO. $5, $3 stu.

Swing Dance Party, 7pm lesson, 8pm dance,  Agate Hall, 18th & Agate. 463-8337. $6-$8

Theater Carriage Me Back docudrama fundraiser event, 10am-3pm today, noon-4pm tomorrow, Linn County Historical Museum, 101 Park Avenue, Brownsville. 466-3390. $7, kids under 12 $3.

You Can’t Take It With You, dinner theater, 6pm today, tomorrow & Monday, Willamette Activity Center, 47674 School St., Oakridge. 782-5701. $16, adv.

Damn Yankees continues. See Thursday, April, 30.

The Emperor’s New Clothes continues. See Friday.

Latini in Dark World continues. See Friday.

Metamorphoses continues. See Friday.

Volunteer Spring Bike Path Clean-up, 9am, bike path, end of Terry St just north of W 11th. FREE.


Sunrise 6:01am; Sunset 8:19pm, Av High 64; Av Low 41

Arts/Visual Dr. Sketchy’s cabaret figure drawing, BYOB, 21+, 7pm, Fenario Gallery. $8. 

Benefits Family School’s Bingo Auction, 1pm Cozmic Pizza. $1 per bingo card.

ShelterCare HouseWarming Auction, 4pm preview, 6:30pm dinner, 7pm auction, Lane County Fairgrounds. $70.

Plant/Rummage Sale and Silent Auction continues. See Saturday.

Food/Drink Rainbow Family potluck picnic, bring food, drink, utensils, 1-6 pm, Sladden Park, N. Adams St. FREE.

Health and Well-Being Guild social potluck, 4pm, 466 W. 17th. 914-0431. FREE.

Gatherings Oregon River Sports summer canoe & kayak demo day 11am-4pm, Perkins Peninsula Park, off Hwy #126, west of Eugene. FREE.

Aprovecho open house/tour, 2-4pm, 80574 Hazelton, Cottage Grove. www.aprovecho.net $5 don.

Oakridge Tree Planting Festival continues. See Thursday, April 30. 

Beyond Patriarchy continues. See Friday.

Cottage Grove Home & Garden Show continues. See Friday.

Music Tony Rae & Common Ground, 10:30am, EWEB Plaza, Eugene Marathon Route. FREE.

Mike Roe, 5pm guitar master class, 7:50pm performance, Cozmic Pizza. $10 adv., $15 door.

The Every Firtst Tsunday Tsunami Old Time Tstring Orchetstra, 4pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

[m] concert, 5-10pm,

163 & 190 Music, UO, whatism.wordpress.com/ FREE.

The Motet Singers, women’s a cappella ensemble, 5pm, Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church, 532 C, Spfd. 344.5271. $7,  $5 sr. youth FREE.

Bob Log III, Willem Maker, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $8.

Oregon Mozart Players “First Things First” continues. See Saturday.

Outdoors/recreation Eugene Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am, Hayward Field, 15th & Agate; finish line festivities, 15th & Agate. www.eugenemarathon.com FREE.

Obsidians trips: Elijah Bristow, hike 8 miles. See YMCA for details/sign-up.

Pets Save-the-Pets dog & cat adoption, 1-3pm, Petsmart, Chad Drive/Coburg Rd. FREE. 

Lexi Dog Yappy Hour, 3-5pm, LaVelle Wine Bar and Bistro Fifth St. Market, bring pet & dog food donations. FREE.

Willamette Animal Guild: “Open House and Celebration of 5,000th Spay-Neuter,” w/ feral-cat tips and tricks, 1-4pm, 3045 Royal Ave. 345-3566. FREE.

Social Dance Critical Mass Ecstatic Dance, 10:30am, The Tango Center. 343-2246. $5-$10.

Spiritual Mystic Iran, 11am, Center for Sacred Sciences, Annex, Tamarack Wellness Center,  3575 Donald. 345-0102. FREE.

Taizé Service, 7pm, Unity of the Valley Church, 39th & Hilyard. Don. or FREE.

Words of Peace video of Maharaji on inner peace and happiness, 7pm.  EWEB Community Room, 500 E. 4th. 344-4864. FREE.

Theater Latini in Dark World continues. See Friday.

Carriage Me Back continues. See Saturday.

You Can’t Take It With You continues. See Saturday.


Sunrise 6:00am; Sunset 8:20pm, Av High 64; Av Low 41

Arts/Visual Molasses plays while people draw, MusArt, 6:30, 5th St. Beanery. FREE. 

Gatherings “Big Brother” reality show reunion, meet your favorite reality stars, 10am- 5pm today, noon-7pm tomorrow, Holiday Farm Resort, 54455 McKenzie River Dr, Rainbow. FREE.

“Gaza War Crimes Investigation Report,” National Lawyers Guild Attorney Tom Nelson, 7pm, Harris Hall. FREE.

Planet Now, lectures & discussion, 6:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Oakridge Tree Planting Festival continues. See Thursday, April 30. 

Lectures “Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species,” Sean B. Carroll, 7:30pm, 150 Columbia Hall, UO. FREE. 

On the Air City Club, LTD, 6:30-7:30pm, KLCC 89.7. 

Theater You Can’t Take It With You continues. See Saturday.


Sunrise 5:58am; Sunset 8:21pm, Av High 65; Av Low 41, Cinco de Mayo!

Arts/Visual “The Art and History of Bonsai,” Dean Burkhart, 12:15pm, ClaySpace. 653-8089. FREE.

Film Dr. Laura Live! In Praise of Mom, 7:30pm, Cinemark 17, Spfd. $20. 

Gatherings Creswell Farmer’s Market, 4-7pm, behind Creswell Library, Oregon Ave & 1st, Creswell. FREE.

“How to Get From Where You Are To Where You Want to Be: The Success Principles,” 7pm Tuesdays through May 26, Unity of the Valley, 3912 Dillard. $5, FREE stu. & unemployed. 

“Big Brother” reality show reunion continues. See Monday.

Kids/Families First Tuesday Craft Club, 3:30-4:30 pm ages 3-7; 4:30-5:30 pm ages 8-12, Springfield Library. RSVP 726-3766. FREE.

Lectures  “Endless Flies Most Beautiful: Cis-Regulatory Sequences and the Evolution of Animal Form,”

 4pm, 100 Willamette Hall, UO. FREE.

“Cutbacks to Mental Health Peer-Run Projects: Speak Out and Sing Out! David Rogers, 5:30pm, 454 Willamette, 2nd floor. 345-9106. FREE.

Music Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, DJ, dancing, 5pm, El Torito, 1003 Valley River Way. $10.

Cinco De Mayo Salsa dance and performances, 8:30pm free salsa dance lesson, dance & music to follow, Vet’s Club Ballroom 1626 Willamette St. $5.

Michael Dean Damron, Braden Land, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5. 

Danilo Pérez, jazz piano, 8pm, Beall Concert Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu., sr.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians trips: Spencer Butte, hike 6.2 miles. See YMCA for details/sign-up

Theater Emerald Valley Playback Theatre, stories of theatre people, 7:30pm, DIVA. 688-5312. Don.  


Sunrise 5:57am; Sunset 8:22pm, Av High 65; Av Low 41

Film Hecklers’ Movie Night: Death Race 2000, 7pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

Food/Drink  Wine tasting: Panther Creek & Silvan Ridge, 5:30-7pm, Ambrosia. $15.

Gatherings Spencer Butte Middle School’s Celebrate the Arts Cabaret and Silent Auction, 5pm auction, 7:30pm cabaret, Spencer Butte Middle School. FREE.

Career Prospecting workshop: Welding and fabrication, 3pm, Multicultural Center, Building 1, room 201, LCC. FREE.

Wildfire Hysteria & “Forest Biomass” Greenwash, feat. George Wuerthner, 7pm, Harris Hall, 8th & Oak. FREE.

Kids/Families Free Family Night, Unkle Bunkle, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE. 

Lectures “Experiences of Oregon’s Japanese American Internees,” Henry Sakamoto, Alice Sumida, George Azumano & Kennie Namba, 6pm, 177 Lawrence Hall, UO. FREE.

“Design processes and the beauty & benefits of yurt living & the greening of the local manufacturing processes,” Jimi Witt, 7pm.  BRING, 4446 Franklin Blvd. FREE.

Literary Eloquence and Reason: Creating a First Amendment Culture, Robert L. Tsai, 4pm, Knight Library Browsing Room, UO. 346-3700. FREE.

Music Moreland & Arebuckle, rock/blues, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.


Sunrise 5:56am; Sunset 8:23pm, Av High 65; Av Low 41

Dance  Breakdown Dance Company: A Time to (LIVE), 7pm today & May 8, Willamette High School Auditorium. FREE.

Film Lunchtime scuba films, 12pm, Outdoor Program, UO. 346-4365. FREE. 

Conversations with Jean-Michel Baquiat & Universe of Keith Haring, 5 & 7:20pm, DIVA. $6.

Koi Mil Gaya, “Directed by Steven Spielberg” series, 6pm, Rm. 110 Willamette Hall, UO. FREE.

Gatherings StoryCorps MobileBooth, interviews, 10am-7pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9am-7pm, Saturday & Sunday, through June 1, Kesey Plaza, Broadway & Willamette. FREE.

Women’s Business Network, presentation on choosing a healing provider and reducing your liability as an energy practitioner, Midge Murphy, noon, Hilton Eugene. www.wbneugene.org. $15 mem., $20 guests. 

Celebration to honor Lane County’s Older American nominees, 3-6:30pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, Spfd. RSVP 682-5318. FREE.

The New Narrative: Local Voices for a Global Future, The Global Oneness Project multimedia event, 5:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

PWP single parent/grandparent support social group, 7pm, 4445 Royal Ave. 968- 2718. FREE.

Kids/Families Mother’s Day Gift-Making Workshop, 3:30pm, Springfield Library. RSVP 726-3766. FREE.

Lectures “Immigration, Citizenship and the Concept of Space,” Leti Volpp, 4:30pm,, 110 Knight Law Center, UO. 346-3700. FREE.

Literary “The Ins and Outs of the Children’s and YA Books Market” Lisa Schroeder, April Henry, David Ward & Rosanne Parry, 6:30pm,  Tsunami Books. $5 stu., $10 for non-mem., FREE mem.

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time, Greg Mortenson, reading & book signing, 7pm., McArthur Court, UO. Tickets required. FREE.

A Voyage Long and Strange: On the Trail of Vikings, Conquistadors, Lost Colonists, and Other Adventurers in Early America, Tony Horwitz, reception and book signing, 7pm, Lawrence 177, UO. FREE.

Peace, Richard Bausch, The Kidd Tutorial, reading & book signing, 8pm, Knight Library Browsing Room, UO. FREE.

Music SHOcase: On The Rocks, a cappella, 11:15am, Hult Center Lobby. FREE.

Hold That Ghost!: Universal Studios with Abbott & Costello

and the Andrews Sisters, 7:30pm today, 2:30pm May 10, The Shedd. $22, $26, $30.

Bassnectar w/Gift of Gab & Random Rabill, 9pm, McDonald Theatre. $18 adv., $20 door. 

Alphia Dahlia, Leigh Marble, rock/Americana, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $4.

Outdoors/Recreation Tour Mt. Pisgah’s South Meadow Floodplain, 6pm, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum kiosk. 344-8350. FREE.

Social Dance Cuban Salsa Class, 7-8 pm through May 28, Inshape Athletic Club, 2681 Willamette. $10 per class.

Spiritual Advanced Eckhart Tolle DVD of 2002 India retreat, 7pm, Unity of the Valley, 39th & Hilyard. 228 -8546. FREE.

Theater Pinang &  Ayu: A Love Story, Indonesian shadow-puppet play, 7:30pm, Agate Hall, UO. FREE.

Urinetown, 7:30pm today & May 8-9, 14-6, Thurston Theatre, Spfd. $7, $6 stu., sr. 

Damn Yankees continues. See Friday.

Metamorphoses continues. See Friday.


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

Thursday, April 30 Hold That Ghost! Universal Studios with Abbott & Costello and the Andrews Sisters, 7:30pm,   LaSells Stewart Center. $20.

Music à la Carte: The Bassoon Brothers  “Blues Brothers” style, noon, Memorial Union Lounge, OSU. FREE. 

Saturday, May 2 Corvallis Artisans Market, 9am-1:30pm, First & Monroe. 602-6215. FREE.

OSU Benton County Extension Service Master Gardener annual plant sale, 9am-2pm at Benton County Fair Grounds. FREE.

“The Learning Brain: The Dimensions of Learning, Education and Brain Plasticity, ”Michael Merzenich, 10am, Memorial Union Journey Room, OSU. RSVP http://oregonstate.edu/ctl/workshops/registration_form.html FREE. 

Beatles At OSU, White Album, 7pm, Milam Auditorium, OSU. $5.

Jubilate! The Women’s Choir of Corvallis, 7:30pm, Corvallis First Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave. $8-$15 sug. don.

Sunday, May 3 Spring Garden Festival, Bonsaï trees, 11am-4pm, The Arts Center. 754-1551. FREE.

The Max Planck High School Big Band from Schorndorf, Germany w/Corvallis High School Band, 3pm, CHS Auditorium, Corvallis, 

“Gaza War Crimes Investigation Report,” National Lawyers Guild Attorney Tom Nelson, 5:30pm, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. FREE.

Monday, May 4 Coin Club, 7pm, Corvallis Senior Center. 766-6959. FREE.

“What Would Jesus Really Do?” Andrew Fiala, 7pm, 151 Weniger Hall, OSU. FREE.

Tuesday, May 5 Senior Services Outreach, 10am, Corvallis Senior Center. 766-6959. FREE.

Loving What Is, ‘The Work’ based on book by Byron Katie, 6:30pm today & May 12, Friends Meeting House, 3311 NW Polk. FREE.

Linn-Benton Opera Guild Preview Lecture: Rigoletto by Verdi, 7:30pm, Benton Hall Room 303, OSU. 757-8949. Mem. &  stu. FREE. 

Wednesday, May 6  Climate Change Seminar: “Drilling for Ice Cores in Antarctica,” Logan Mitchell, 3:30pm, Burt Hall 193, OSU. FREE.

“Reflections on the Ecological Transformation of Western Europe,” Gilbert LaFreniere, 4pm, Memorial Union Room 206, OSU. FREE.

Thursday, May 7  Music à la Carte: Jubilate! The Corvallis Women’s Chorus, noon, Memorial Union Lounge, OSU. FREE.


Dexter Lake Farmers’ Market, space available for vendors for booths or consignment. The Market starts June 4th, 11am-2pm, Cascade Foothills Library in Dexter and will continue every Sunday until Oct. 4th. Call 541-937-3007 or e-mail PamelaCypress@Yahoo.com

Eugene’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) first Bicycle and Pedestrian Friendly Business Awards Program. Nominations for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Friendly Business Awards are being accepted now. BPAC will select businesses to be recognized at their regular meeting on May 9. Selected businesses will be recognized and awarded at the Business Commute Challenge Luncheon May 19. Nomination forms are online at www.eugene-or.gov/bpac

Willamette Valley Brews & Blues Fest 2009 festival poster contest. Open to everyone and offers a cash prize to the winner. Deadline May 10. Email wvbbfest@yahoo.com for rules and information.

DIVA 2009 Open Studios Art Tour. Thirty local artists will be chosen based on artistic merit to be featured on the tour and in a two-month exhibit at DIVA. Applications at divacenter.org Deadline May 4.

Corvallis Fall Festival (September 26 & 27) accepting applications from visual & performing artists. Cend an SASE to: Corvallis Fall Festival, 568 SW Third Street, Corvallis, OR 97333, or download at www.corvallisfallfestival.com. $5 application fee for the Arts & Craft Fair. No fee for Performing Artists. Application deadline for receipt of applications is May 1.