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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 7.30.09

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

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Putting the ‘oxy’ back in orthodoxy and taking the piss out of gefilte fish, kosher comedy troupe Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad wants you to know that “this ain’t yo’ mama’s Fiddler.” These girls — HBO, MTV and Comedy Central alumni who “learned to smoke at Hebrew School (and) got drunk at their Bah-Mitzvas” — put forth a brand of nuevo schmaltz that deconstructs the traditional Borscht Belt shtick of Henny Youngman, Jackie Mason and Jerry Seinfeld. On Thursday, Aug. 6, these chosen chicks bring their wonky combination of skits, music, burlesque and one-liners to the Axe & Fiddle.

The hepcat spirits of Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane will be hovering heavy as tea smoke when a top-notch showcase of local singers, swingers, finger-zingers and head-hitters take the stage Friday to help The Jazz Station celebrate its fourth anniversary. With a spankin’ new paint job and interior décor, this workshop/rehearsal/performance venue—a project of the non-profit Willamette Jazz Society — will play host to a rotating cast of regular performers. All musicians are encouraged to join the jam, so fly on down, get booted and flip your wig ‘til the lights go up.

See Nightlife.

Hot and sweltering? Cool down with Friday’s practically freezing high-80s forecast and the Last Friday Art Walk. As usual, the Whiteaker-focused fun bops around from house to small studio, with parking lot raku at Clay Space and a mural unveiling at Upstart Crow (with accompanying band!). You can pop from from Scobert’s “Art in the Park” to Alley Valkyrie and Judy Pierce’s nicely timed “Faerie Madness: Wearable Textile Art and Assorted Eclecticisms” at 245 Blair, Studio B, and walk or bike back down to Mo Bowen’s mixed media/photography/scan art (pictured) at Redoux, 780 Blair. After that, if you’re thirsty or want to experience that so-elusive heart chakra happiness, head to the Wandering Goat, where artist Jimmy McKenny spreads a wide canvas for Eugeneans to paint “A Thousand Hearts.” Separate hearts will be sold for donations to local charities. Feel the love for Last Friday, Eugene! Maps and more deets at www.lastfridayartwalk.org


Sunrise 5:59am; Sunset 8:38pm, Av High 83; Av Low 52

Gatherings Teen Book Club: discuss Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Single Payer Health Care Now! Rally, petition drive, 4:30-6pm, Old Federal Courthouse, 7th Ave. & Pearl St., www.solidaritynetwork.org

UO Chess Club Meeting, opening: four knights, 5-8pm, Espresso Roma, 825 E. 13th Ave. FREE.

Ethos at the Alley, fundraiser for UO student magazine, music, food, raffle, drink wheel, 9pm, Agate Alley Bistro, ethos.uoregon.edu. 

Discover Your Inner Scientist, learn science hands-on, girls ages 10-18, 1-4pm today and tomorrow, Ophelia’s Place. 1577 Pearl St., 284-4340. $10 sug. don.

Lectures HIV Alliance Discussion, how to talk with kids about sex, HIV, 6:30pm, River Bend Hospital, Spfd. www.hivalliance.org. FREE.

Music Johnny Laser, 11am; & Meg Graf, 5pm, Fifth Street Public Market. FREE.

Oregon Festival of American Music: Film: The King of Jazz, 10am, The Shedd, FREE; Concert: Over There: Tin Pan Alley Goes to War, 1915-1919, 2 pm, The Shedd, $18-$26; Talk: Johnny Mercer I, 5pm, The Shedd, FREE; Concert: The Dream’s on Me: Johnny Mercer in Hollywood, 8 pm, The Shedd, 285 E. Broadway, 434-7000. $20-$36. www.ofam.org or 434-7000.

Satin Love Orchestra, 70s disco, funk, 6:30pm, Broadway Plaza, Downtown. FREE.

Taylor Williams, singer/songwriter, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Foghorn String Band, Frank Fairfield, country, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $6.

Ed Forman Show, 10pm, Luckey’s. 21+ $2.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Double Mt. Pisgah, hike, 8 miles, 343-6550. Sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Forest Discovery Tours, discover sustainable forestry with Weyerhaeuser guides (sic), bring lunch, lots of questions, 8:30am-2pm today & Aug. 6, Springfield Chamber of Commerce, 101 S. A St. FREE.

Park Walks, enjoy city’s natural areas, 9-11am, Delta Ponds, 682-5329. FREE.

Social Dance Thriller dance lessons, dance like the King of Pop; Thursday Throwbacks feat. DJ Food Stamp, 10pm, The District. 21+ FREE.

Theater Twelfth Night, Roving Park Players, 5:30pm tonight & tomorrow, Campbell Center, 155 High St.; Aug. 1 & 2, Island Park, Spfd; Aug. 6 & 7, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd.; Aug. 8 & 9, Maurie Jacobs Park. FREE.


Sunrise 6:00am; Sunset 8:37pm, Av High 83; Av Low 52

Arts/Visual Altered Bookends, design bookends with natural materials, 3pm, Sheldon Library, 1566 Coburg Rd. FREE.

Last Friday Art Walk, informal & funky tour of Whiteaker neighborhood galleries, cafes, private studios & yards, 6-9pm, www.lastfridayartwalk.org, 683-0626. FREE.

Cottage Grove Art Walk, 6pm, Main Street, Cottage Grove. FREE.

Benefits “A Thousand Hearts” Art Event, paint hearts, benefit local charities, all ages welcome, 5-8pm, Wandering Goat Café. FREE.

CASA fundraiser feat. Jenny, Apropos, live music, 6-9pm, Supreme Bean. Don.

Farmers’ Market Springfield Farmers' Market, 9am-2pm, Springfield Museum Parking Lot, Main St. between 5th & 6th. FREE.

Film Movie Night: Parent Trap, 9pm, Amazon Park. FREE.

Food/Drink Wine Tasting: McBeth Vineyards, 5-7pm, Winestyles. FREE.

Gatherings Gem Faire, rocks, jewelry, workshops, demos, noon-7pm today; 10am-6pm tomorrow & 10am-5pm Sunday, Lane County Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave., www.gemfaire.com. $5.

Oregon Jamboree, 3-day country music & camping festival, feat. Tim McGraw, LeAnne Rimes, Mel Tillis & more, 1:30pm today & 10:30am tomorrow & Sunday, Sweet Home, www.oregonjamboree.com, 367-8800. $20-$100 day/$35-$135 festival pass.

Stearman Fly-In, exhibit of biplanes, flights offered, all day, today, tomorrow & Sunday, Oregon Aviation Historical Museum, 2475 Jim Wright Way, Cottage Grove, www.oregonaviation.org. FREE.

Faerieworlds Festival, strange faeries, shopping, costumes, today, tomorrow & Sunday, Buford Park Recreation Area, Mt. Pisgah, www.faerieworlds.com. $18-$20, $55 weekend pass; kids $8, $15 weekend pass.

Meet Your Maker, crafts show, food, beer, 5-9pm, The Pizza Research Institute, 520 Blair Blvd.

SouthTowne District Celebration, music, jugglers, crafts, face painting, etc., 6-9pm, Supreme Bean Coffee Co., 2864 Willamette St. FREE.

Coast Fork Cowboy Festival, today through Sunday, www.creswellchamber.com, 514-1575. $10, $30 fam.

Star Party, sky-gaze w/Eugene Astronomical Society, telescopes available, at dusk, College Hill Reservoir, 24th & Lawrence. FREE.

Discover Your Inner Scientist continues. See Thursday.

Lectures “The Call to Trust the Lord in an Age of Acute Anxiety,” theologist Josiah Trenham, 7pm, St. John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church, 304 Blair Blvd., 484-5810. FREE.

Music Oregon Festival of American Music: Film: Singin’ in the Rain, 10am, The Shedd, FREE; Talk: Gennett Records, 1pm, The Shedd, FREE; Concert: Jazz Me Blues: Gennett Recrds, Richmond IN 1923-28, 2pm, The Shedd, $18-$26; Talk: Johnny Mercer II, 5pm, The Shedd, FREE; Oklahoma!, 8pm, Hult Center, $20-$48. www.ofam.org or 434-7000.

Rooster By de River, music fest feat. Leg Lucy, London Flush, Righteous Rebels & more, blues, 5pm today, 2pm tomorrow & noon Sunday, Maurie Jacobs Park, River Rd. off Fir. $6.

Allan Stuart, 5pm, Fifth Street Public Market. FREE.

Swing Shift, big band jazz, 6:30pm, Island Park, 200 W. B St., Spfd. FREE.

Bait Ball, indie pop, 7pm, Scobert Gardens, 4th Ave. & Blair Blvd. FREE.

Ukulele Night w/Brook Adams & Craig Chee, Abbey Road on uke & more, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3-$5.

Rob Wynia, Vinny D., Dan Jones, solo acoustic, 8:30pm, WOW Hall. $12 adv., $15 door, $20 res.

Truckstop Honeymoon, Bad Mitten Orchestre, country, folk, rock, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $6.

Hellbound Glory, rock, 10pm, Luckey’s. 21+ $3.

Pets Feline Fridays, adopt a cat/kitten, fees cut, Greenhill Humane Society, 88530 Green Hill Rd., www.green-hill.org.

Social Dance Drop-in Dance: Fox Trot, 8:30pm, Staver Dance Sport, 41 E. 6th. $10.

Dance Party w/Bohemian Sound, 10pm, The District. 21+ FREE.

Theater Into the Woods, 8pm, today & tomorrow; 2:30pm Sunday; Aug. 7-8, 14-16 & 21-22, Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Dr., Cottage Grove, 942-8001. $17-$19.

Night of the Iguana, 8pm, today, tomorrow & Thursday, Aug. 6; 2pm Sunday; Aug. 7-9, 13-15, Very Little Theatre, 2350 Hilyard St., www.TheVLT.com, 344-7751. $10 sen. & on Thursdays, $14.

Twelfth Night continues. See Thursday.


Sunrise 6:01am; Sunset 8:36pm, Av High 83; Av Low 52

Farmers’ Markets Applegate Trail Community Market, crafts & produce, 2-7pm, Curtin, I-5 exit 163. 942-1222. FREE. 

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

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

Southtowne Farmers’ Market, 9am-3pm, Southtowne Shoppes, Oak between 28th & 29th. FREE.

Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, w/entertainment by Mark Alaniz, 10am; Roger Fountain, 11am; Olem Alves Jazz Duo, noon; Truckstop Honeymoon, 1pm; Peter Wilde, 2pm; Fearless Love, 3:30pm; Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org. FREE.

Gatherings Leaburg Summer Festival, pancake breakfast, BBQ, music, crafts, pet parade, baby contest, bounce house & more, 9am-4pm, McKenzie Bible Fellowship, 45061 McKenzie Hwy. FREE.

Grand Opening: New Dream Family Childcare Center, music, food, prizes & ribbon cutting w/Mayor Kitty Piercy, 10am-noon, Un Nuevo Sueno, 1295 W. 18th St. FREE.

Save the Pets’ Hot Dogs and Cool Pups Fun in the Sun, burgers, beer, music, vendors, 11am-9:30pm, Alton Baker Park. www.savethepets.net. FREE.

Wooden Boat Show, 4th annual Eugene Yacht Club event, 11am-5pm, Eugene Yacht Club, 26126 Bangs Rd., Junction City. FREE.

Yoganada: Oriental Wisdom & the Path to Enlightenment, open discussion of Dzogchen Buddhism, 11am-2pm, EWEB Training Room, 310 Fulvue. FREE.

3rd Annual Whiteaker Block Party, 35 bands incl. Reeble Jar, Medium Troy, Launch Pad, May Harpoon & more, fashion show, kids zone, beer, food, games, 1-10pm, Whiteaker Neighborhood, 3rd Ave. between Van Buren & Adams. FREE.BRING It Home Tour, open house & buffet, 6-10pm, Howes home, 5738 Camellia St., Spfd., RSVP to 606-9093, www.bringrecycling.org.

Coast Fork Cowboy Festival continues. See Friday.

Gem Faire continues. See Friday.

Faerieworlds Festival continues. See Friday.

Stearman Fly-In continues. See Friday.

Kids/Families Family Music, 10:15am, Downtown Library. FREE.

Lectures Introduction to the Internet, 10am-noon, Downtown Library, pre-reg., 682-5450. FREE.

Protection Essentials for Your Financial “House,” workshop on fiscal soundness, safety, 10am, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd. Pre-reg. at 682-5521, www.eugene-or.gov. FREE.

Music Oregon Festival of American Music: Public Jam: The Song Is You, 10am, The Shedd, FREE; A Connecticut Yankee, 2pm, The Shedd, $20-$42; Talk: Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown, 5pm, The Shedd, FREE; Concert: Singin’ in the Rain: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1953, 8pm, The Shedd, $20-$36. www.ofam.org, 434-7000.

Carl Faddis, 11am, Fifth Street Public Market. FREE.

Emerald Chamber Players, 2pm, The Atrium, 10th & Olive. FREE.

John Sarantos, Native American flute concert, lecture, 3pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

Sons of Confusion EP Release Party, rock, folk, 5pm, CD World, 3215 W. 11th. FREE.

Ben Rice Blues Band, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Santiago Rodriguez, pianist, 8pm, Beall Concert Hall, UO. $15, $9 stu.

“Jerry Day” w/Cap’n Trips, Jerry Garcia b-day tribute, 9pm; KLCC’s “Dead Air” from 7-9pm, WOW Hall. $10.

Sprout, Basin & Range, rock, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Simplistic, Rare Monk, Sea to City, funk, soul, pop, 10pm, Luckey’s. 21+ $5.

Rooster By de River continues. See Friday.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Cowhorn Mountain, hike, 9.5 miles, 343-6550. Sign up at Eugene YMCA.

GEARs Bike Ride: Blackberry Jamboree & bRamble, ride, 20 miles, ice cream, 9am today & 7am tomorrow, EWEB Plaza, 500 E. 4th Ave., www.eugenegears.org. $5, $10 family.

First Saturday Park Walk, Delta Ponds, 9am, meet at viewpoint parking area, Goodpasture Island Rd., 682-5329. FREE.

Coburg Car Classic, car show, rally, BBQ, dance, 9am-4pm, Coburg City Park. FREE.

Women’s Day, celebrate womanhood with mental, social & physical challenges, team building, 10am-4:30pm, Spencer Butte Challenge Course, www.eugene-or.gov/recenroll, 682-5329. $50 ind., $45 per person in groups.

Wet Feet & Cool Treats, explore aquatic worlds, 1-3pm, Mt. Pisgah Visitors Center, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd., 747-1504. $5 mem., $8.

Amazon Park Neighborhood Campout, nature-based activities, tent or no-tent camping, community meals, more, 2pm, Amazon Park. Reg. req., 682-5373. $5.

Capoeira Workshop, Afro-Brazilian martial arts, 2-3:30pm, Core Star Dojo, 439 W. 2nd St., 345-4132. $15.

Social Dance Dance-off & Costume Contest: “Vogue” Madonna contest, 10pm, The District, 21+ FREE.

Theater A Connecticut Yankee, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1943 musical, 2pm today & 8pm tomorrow; Aug. 8-9, Shedd Institute, 285 E. Broadway, 434-7000, www.theshedd.org. $18-$48.

Night of the Iguana continues. See Thursday.

Into the Woods continues. See Thursday.

Twelfth Night continues. See Thursday.


Sunrise 6:02am; Sunset 8:35pm, Av High 83; Av Low 52 

Farmers’ Markets Dexter Lake Farmers' Market, 11am-2pm, Cascade Foothills Library, 39095 Dexter Rd., Dexter. 937-3007. FREE.

McKenzie Sunday Market, 11am-4pm, Walterville Grade School 10 miles east of Spfd. FREE.

Gatherings Rainbow Family Potluck, bring food & utensils, 1-5pm, Sladden Park, N. Adams & Cheshire. FREE.

Gem Faire continues. See Friday.

Faerieworlds Festival continues. See Friday.

Stearman Fly-In continues. See Friday.

Coast Fork Cowboy Festival continues. See Friday.

Lectures Father Keating: “Centering Prayer,” video-tape workshop, 11am, Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St., 345-0102. FREE.

Music Oregon Festival of American Music: Oklahoma!, 2pm, Hult Center, $20-$48; A Connecticut Yankee, 8pm, The Shedd, $20-$42. $6. www.ofam.org, 434-7000.

Allan Stuart, 11am, Fifth Street Public Market. FREE.

Saul Kaye, Alder St. All Stars & more, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. $8.

Oregon Tuba Ensemble, classic melodies, all tuba, 6:30 pm, Washburne Park, Agate & 20th Ave. FREE.

Cap Gun Suicide, Novice, alterEgo, a makeshift resolution, benefit concert for Coffee for Canines, 7pm, The Distict, all ages. $5.

Dehlia Low, Sourmash Hug Band, acoustic, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Rooster By de River continues. See Friday.

Outdoors/Recreation Perma Jam V, tour permaculture projects, 11am-3pm, 212 Benjamin, suburbanpermaculture.org/Perma_Jam.htm

GEARs Bike Ride: Blackberry Jamboree & bRamble rides continue. See Saturday.

Dance Coalessence Ecstatic Dance, 10:30am-noon, WOW Hall, 343-2246. $7-$12.

Theater Night of the Iguana continues. See Thursday.

Twelfth Night continues. See Thursday.

Into the Woods continues. See Thursday.

A Connecticut Yankee continues. See Saturday.


Sunrise 6:03am; Sunset 8:34pm, Av High 83; Av Low 52

Gatherings Teen Improv, acting workshop, ages 13-18, 3-5pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

Kids/Families Lights, Camera, Action! week-long drama camp, ages 11-19, 10am-4pm today through Aug. 7, Memorial Building, 765 A St., reg./info at 736-4544. $115.

Lectures Conscious Relationships, discussion w/Toltec master teacher Allan Hardman, 6:30-9pm, call 343-3859 for location, info. Don.

Music Allan Stuart, 11am; Gordon Kaswell, 5:30 pm, Fifth Street Public Market. FREE.

On the Air Eugene City Club: Courageous Conversation About Tasers w/Pete Kerns, Claire Syrett, Mark Gissiner & Lauren Regan, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7FM.

Outdoors/Recreation Eugene Emeralds vs. Tri-City Dust Devils, 7:05 pm today, tomorrow and Aug. 5-7, Civic Stadium, 342-5367. $4.50-$9 per game.


Sunrise 6:04am; Sunset 8:32pm, Av High 83; Av Low 52 

Farmers’ Markets Lane County Farmers’ Market, fresh produce, fruit, plants, breads, sweets & prepared foods,10am-3pm, 8th and Oak. 431-4923. FREE.

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

Gateway Farmers’ & Artists’ Market, 4-8pm, Gateway Mall. 747-6294. FREE.

Kids/Families “Set Sail! A High Seas Adventure on the Creativity Cruise Line,” magic, puppets, music, storytelling, 1pm, Springfield Library, rec. for preschool through 5th-graders. FREE.

Music Marty Chilla, exuberant originals, 12:30pm, Farmer’s Market, Dowtown. FREE.

The Sam Bond’s Bluegrass Jam, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Sonny & the Midnighters, Jesse Meade, acoustic blues, Motown, 10pm, Luckey’s. 21+ $2.

Outdoors/Recreation Yoga for Beginners, learn basic techniques, 6:30pm, Willamalane Community Recreation Center, 250 S. 32nd St., 736-4544. $30, $24 district discount.

Eugene Emeralds vs. Tri-City Dust Devils continues. See Monday.


Sunrise 6:05am; Sunset 8:31pm, Av High 83; Av Low 52

Food/Drink Wine Tasting: Wines of the Northwest, 5:30-7pm, Ambrosia, 174 E. Broadway. FREE.

Gatherings Think Tank: a community conversation w/Lane County Commissioner Pete Sorenson, 12:15-1:15pm, Davis, 94 W. Broadway, www.energyvillage.org. Don.

Mindfreedom Roundtable: “The Mad Student: Campus Organizing to Change the Mental Health System,” w/UO student Steve Berk, 5:30pm, Growers Market Roundtable, 454 Willamette, www.MindFreedom.org/land, 345-9106. FREE.

Health Care For All Oregon & the Archimedes Movement Joint Monthly Meeting, discussion of federal health care legislation, 6:30-8pm, EWEB Community Room, 500 E. 4th Ave., 953-0148. FREE.

Music Oregon Festival of American Music: Film: Swing Time, 10am, The Shedd, FREE; Talk: The RKO Musicals, The Shedd, FREE; Concert: Fred and Ginger: RKO Studios, 1933-38, The Shedd, $20-$36. www.ofam.org, 434-7000.

Janet Naylor, 11am, Fifth Street Public Market. FREE.

Joe Manis Trio, jazz, 5:30pm, Oakway Center Heritage Courtyard, Oakway & Coburg Rd. FREE.

Free Family Night, drawing, food, beer, 6pm, FREE; Ray Hunter, beat-box acoustic, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

Kingdom Come, All My Pretty Ones, folk, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

The Deb Cleveland Band, blues, 6:30pm, Broadway Plaza, Downtown. FREE.

Outdoors/Recreation Bikes & Bumps, mountain bike adventure, 8 miles, equip. provided, ages 11-18, 8:45am-3:30pm, Willamalane Community Recreation Center, 250 S. 32nd St., 736-4544. $45, $32 w/district discount.

Theme Swim: Beach Party, 1:10pm-3:40pm, Echo Hollow Pool, 1655 Echo Hollow Rd., 682-5525. $2.50 incl. lunch.

Sunset Float, adaptive float for families, 5:30pm, south end of Island Park, Spfd. Reg. req., 682-5311. $25.

Eugene Emeralds vs. Tri-City Dust Devils continues. See Monday.

Social Dance Full Moon Dance, tango, ballroom, Cajun, Zydeco dancing, 8-10pm, Greenway bike & foot bridge, Valley River Center, 344-0748. FREE.

Spiritual Open Heart Meditation, 5:30pm, 310 Fulvue, 914-0431. FREE.

Alchemical Healing Monthly Circle, experience shamanic wellness, 6:30-8:30pm, RSVP/directions at www.shamanicjourneys.com, 484-1099. FREE.

Theater Das Kaspar Theatre has been cancelled.


Sunrise 6:06am; Sunset 8:30pm, Av High 83; Av Low 51

Gatherings  Women’s Business Network: “Reducing Stress in the Business Environment,” Ava Stoecker, 11:30am-1:30pm, Hilton Eugene, 66 E. 6th Ave., 520-4394. $20, includes lunch.

Eugene’s Got Talent! youth talent show, ages 7-17, 5pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Multicultural Festival w/King’s Krew Dancers, Dr. Delusion, Deb Cleveland Band, food, 5:30-9pm, Sheldon Community Center, 2445 Willakenzie Rd., 682-5312. FREE.

PWP Newcomer Meeting, support group for over-40 parents/grandparents, 6pm, 4445 Royal Ave., 968-2718. FREE.

Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration, potluck, music, drumming, dancing, luminaria float, 7pm, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Kids/Families Hands-On Rhythm & Drum School, community drumming, 11am & 2pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Lectures The Inside Scoop: Your Library Catalog & Card, find what you’re looking for, reserve books, 6-8pm, Downtown Library, pre-reg., 682-5450. FREE.

Music Oregon Festival of American Music: Film: Show Boat, 10am, The Shedd, FREE; Concert: Ol’ Man River: Show Boat, Ziegfeld Theatre 1927, 2pm, The Shedd, $18-$26; Talk: ’S Wonderful: The Gershwins in Hollywood, 5pm, The Shedd, FREE; Concert: Summertime: Porgy and Bess, Alvin Theatre 1935, 8pm, The Shedd, $20-$36; www.ofam.org, 434-7000.

Johnny Laser, 11am; Geoffrey Mayes, 5pm, Fifth Street Public Market. FREE.

The Chapmans, Americana, bluegrass, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$10.

Michael Dean Damron, Jodie Manross, acoustic, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Ed Forman Show, 10pm, Luckey’s. 21+ $2.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: hike, 8 miles, 343-6550. Sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Eugene Emeralds vs. Tri-City Dust Devils continues. See Monday.

Forest Discovery Tours continues. See Thursday, July 30.

Theater Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad, comedy, music, burlesque, 8:30pm, Axe & Fiddle. $10 adv., $12 door.

Das Kaspar Theatre continues. See Thursday.

Night of the Iguana continues. See Thursday.

Twelfth Night continues. See Thursday.


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

Thursday, July 30 Love Letters, A.R. Gurney’s Pulitzer-winning play, 7:30pm today, tomorrow & Saturday; 2:30pm, Sunday, Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., www.corvalliscommunitytheatre.org.

Monday, Aug. 3 Coin Club, 7-9:30pm, Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler St., 766-6959. FREE.

Tuesday, Aug. 4 Senior Services Outreach, 9:30-11:30am, Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler St., 967-8630. FREE.

Wednesday, Aug. 5 Twelfth Night, Shakespeare romantic comedy, 7:30pm, today, tomorrow, Aug. 7-9 & 12-16, MU Quad, OSU Campus, www.bardinthequad.org. $5-$8 stu., sen., $10.


Eugene Glass School is asking local artists to donate artwork for the organization’s 10th annual Art Glass Auction & Benefit to be held Oct. 10; work must be delivered to EGS, 575 Wilson St., by Aug. 31; for more information, visit www.eugeneglassschool.org or call 342-2959.

Application for 2009 S.L.U.G. Queen are now available; deadline is Aug. 27, competition is Sept. 3. Info at www.slugqueen.com, email kimstill@eugenesaturdaymarket.org, or call 686-8885.

The Maude Kerns Center invites artist to submit work to the 16th annual Dia de los Muertos exhibit, Oct. 16-Nov. 6; submissions must be postmarked by Aug. 17; entries  will be judged from five images on CD in jpeg format; submission fee is $10. Info/applications at www.mkartcenter.oeg, 345-1571.

Get On Board: Lane Transit District is seeking a new board member for Subdistrict 5, map on view at www.ltd.org; for info/applications, visit www.governor.state.or.us/Gov/boards and complete the Executive Appointments Interest Form; deadline is Aug. 14.

Betty Bowen Award: apply on-line for the annual Betty Bowen grant for visual artists; get info & submit at www.callforentry.org; deadline is Saturday, Aug. 1.

Enter the Sisters Folk Festival Writing Contest: submit a song, win a prize, perform at the festival; info at www.sistersfolkfestival.org. $20 entrance fee; deadline is Friday, July 31.

Habitat for Humanity benefit raffle: tickets are $10 each or $25 for three, with a grand prize of $1,000 gift card to Jerry’s; available at Salon DeLange, 3007 N. Delta Hwy #205, www.salondelange.com; drawing will be Aug. 28.