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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 9.3.09

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

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Used to be, you could predict who’d lead the First Friday ArtWalk. Also, you could predict where it would go. But things have gotten wild and crazy with the downtown gallery scene! This week, Deluxe owners and fashion designers Mitra and Aaron Chester lead the massive Eugene Celebration ArtWalk crowd on a trek that begins painfully early for a workday (though many venues have food and wine) at Studio West and continues with the Mayor’s Art Show at Jacobs Gallery, the International Marble Show at Imagine Gallery, Anne Horrigan at Full City on Pearl and Gabriel Weiss at Goldworks. They’re not on the walk, but don’t miss the Youth Empowerment Project at DIVA, the wonderfully quirky Salon des Refusés at New Zone or Eug fave Adam Grosowsky (pictured) at Karin Clarke. 5:30pm, Studio West, 245 W. 8th.

It’s the perfect antidote to our attention-deficient modernity: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged crams every one of the Bard’s plays into a madcap mishmash of reference-pointed confusion and breathless Elizabethan versifying. Hamlet gets played forward, and then backward, and the lesser works are dealt with in the blink of an eye. The results are hilarious, vertiginous and sometimes downright silly. And it all clocks in at just over 90 minutes. Catch it in its limited engagement, either Sunday at Lord Leebrick or Tuesday at Amazon Park. Then hie thee to a brewery.

A Harvard dropout who in the ’60s opened for such blues legends as Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, multiple Grammy winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, political activist, producer and all-around righteous person, Bonnie Raitt is truly a force be reckoned with. Her latest tour with Taj Mahal — the “BonTaj Roulet,” which hits Cuthbert Amphitheatre Monday — is not only a powerhouse musical pairing but also a fundraiser for the Bon Taj Collective Action Fund, which donates money to a variety of community causes. Any way you look at it, this show is the definition of money well spent.


Sunrise 6:38am; Sunset 7:45pm, Av High 80; Av Low 49

Benefits Pizza Fundraiser for NW Sarcoma Foundation, 50 percent of sales donated, 11am-midnight, Papa’s Pizza, 1700 W. 11th Ave., www.papaspizza.net, 947-3670.

Farmers’ Market Lane County Farmers’ Market, produce, fruit, plants & more, noon-5pm, 8th & Oak, 431-4923. FREE.

Gatherings Emerald Classic Cluster Dog Show, 8am today through Sept. 6, Lane Events Center, Lane County Fairgrounds, www.laneeventscenter.org or 682-4292. FREE, parking $5.

Women’s Business Network: “Memory Loss: When to Worry,” Lix von Wellsheim, 11:30am-1:30pm, Eugene Hilton, 520-4394. $25 mem., $20 guests, incl. lunch.

Arts Healing Academy (AHA!) Open House, guest speaker Kitty Piercy, meet & greet, refreshments, 2:30-6:30pm, The Reach Center, 2520 Harris St., 687-2787. FREE, don. accepted.

UO Chess Club Meeting, opening play: Queen’s Gambit Accepted, 5-8pm, Espresso Roma, 825 E. 13th Ave., chess@uoregon.edu. FREE.

PWP Newcomer Meeting, a single parent/grandparent over-40 social support group, 6pm, 4445 Royal Ave., 968-2718. FREE.

S.L.U.G. Queen Coronation, music, arts, 6:30pm, Saturday Market Stage, Park Blocks. FREE.

Music Indie Abundance w/Emily Bonn, Deborah Crooks, Chantelle Tibbs, singer/songwriters, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Rockpile, Minto lakes, hike, 13.4 miles/2600 ft., 343-8941, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Eugene Emeralds vs. Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, season finale, 7:05pm, Civic Stadium, 342-5367. $5.50-$9 per game.

Ducks Football Watch Party, UO vs. Boise State on large screen, 7:15pm, Hilton Eugene & Conference Center, 66 E. 6th Ave. $8, $4 kids under 10.

Social Dance Argentine Tango & Ballroom, dance on Greenway bike & foot bridge, 7-9pm, Valley River Center, 344-0748. FREE.

Thursday Throwbacks w/DJ Food Stamp, 10pm, The District, 21+ FREE.

Theater No Shame Eugene: Performance Workshop, write & produce 5-minute pieces, 7:30-9:30pm, Tango Center, 194 W. Broadway. FREE.


Sunrise 6:39am; Sunset 7:43pm, Av High 80; Av Low 49

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

Veneta Downtown Farmers Market, 3-6pm, Territorial & W. Broadway. FREE.

Gatherings Eugene Celebration, theme: “Strange We Can Believe In,” multiple-stage entertainment, health & wellness festival, sustainability festival, food & drink vendors, film festivals, People’s Parade & more, 5pm-midnight, today; 11am-midnight, Saturday & 11am-9pm, Sunday, various locations throughout Downtown Eugene, www.Eugenecelebration.com. $12 for a 3-day pass, $8 Sunday only, FREE ages 12 & under.

First Friday ArtWalk, with stops at several galleries, music, stores open late, refreshments, 5:30pm, downtown Eugene, www.lanearts.org FREE.

Ruckus Labor Day Weekend, music, food, cruises, hot rods, kids activities & more, 7pm today; 8am Saturday & Sunday, 210 E. 6th Ave., Junction City. $10-$15.

Open Mic Poetry, song & storytelling, 8pm, One Cup Coffee, 298 Blair Blvd., 683-5046. FREE.

Emerald Classic Cluster Dog Show continues. See Friday.

Lectures The Goddess that Failed: Poisonous Fruits of Radical Feminism w/Valdas Anelauskas, 3pm, EMU Walnut Room, UO, 344-0483. FREE.

Literary Arts Bob Welch, Register-Guard columnist, reads My Oregon II, 5pm, Barnes & Noble, 1163 Valley River Dr. FREE.

Music Gordon Kaswell, folk, jazz, 6pm, Supreme Bean. FREE.

Comedy Workout w/Sarah Ulerick, Andy Schanz, Chris Pender & Leigh Anne Jasheway, 6:30pm; Bad Mitten Orchestra, folkgrass cabaret, 8pm; Jessie Marquez, Cuban, 9:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE w/EC wristband.

Northwest Royale, Hyper-thermia, Only Nightmares, Tallboy Shotgun, Pantheon, hard rock, 7pm, WOW Hall. $5 door, FREE w/EC wristband.

Culann’s Hounds, Amadan, rock, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

On the Air Eugene Celebration Live Broadcast: KLCC Rogue Stage feat. Just People, Izabella, Thomas Mapfumo, Blame Sally & More, 6pm today; 1:30pm tomorrow & Sunday, KLCC 89.7FM, www.klcc.org

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Orchard Point, bike, 25 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

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: Cha-cha, 8:30pm, Staver Dance Sport, 41 E. 6th. $10.

Eugene Celebration Dance Stage w/Emcee Chino of KDUK & Bohemian Sound, swag, 10pm, The District, 21+ FREE.

Spiritual Dances of Universal Peace, all ages, 7pm, Friends Meeting House, 2274 Onyx, 345-4951. FREE.

Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat Services, food & beverages, 7pm, Ahavas Torah, 2935 Onyx, 844-1340. FREE.

Theater No Shame Eugene: BYOS (Bring Your Own Script), 5-min. max original works, 7:30pm, The Atrium Building, 10th & Olive. FREE.


Sunrise 6:41am; Sunset 7:41pm, Av High 79; Av Low 49

Farmers’ Markets Saturday Market, 10am-6:30pm, w/entertainment by Gordon Kaswell, 10am; Saturday Market Youth Music Showcase feat. Music Students of Scotty Perey of the Sugar Beets w/debut of All Girls Beatles Rock Band & more, 11:15am; Americanistan, 12:30pm; Kef, 2pm; Apocalypso, 3:30pm; Judy Vogelsang & Crew, 5pm; Park Blocks, 8th & Oak, www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org FREE.

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.

Gatherings First Saturday Park Walk: West Eugene Wetlands, 9am, meet at the Meadowlark Prairie overlook on Greenhill Rd., 682-5329. FREE.

Labor Day open house, today, tomorrow & Sept. 7, Sweet Cheeks Winery, www.sweetcheekswinery.com, 349-9463. FREE.

13th Annual Health & Well Being Celebration, holistic health booths, massage, food, 10am-6pm today & tomorrow, Broadway between Lincoln & Charnelton; workshops in yoga, tai chi, nutrition & more, Atrium Conference Rooms, 99 W. 10th Ave. FREE.

Great American Picnic, music, wine, food, noon-5pm, LaVelle Vineyards, 89697 Sheffler Rd., Elmira. $6.

Heceta Head Lighthouse Night Program, learn about history & how the lens works, 9pm, 92072 Hwy. 101 South, Yachats, meet in parking lot, bring flashlight & coat. FREE.

Eugene Celebration continues. See Friday.

Emerald Classic Cluster Dog Show continues. See Friday.

Ruckus Labor Day Weekend continues. See Friday.

Kids/Families Saturday Songs & Stories, theme: Alligators & Crocodiles w/storyteller Pattiebuff Bear, songs, crafts, all ages, 1pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St. FREE.

Lectures A New Way Study Group, based on Success Principles by Jack Canfield, 8am, Market of Choice, 29th & Willamette, 228-8546. FREE.

Music Emergence, jazz quartet, noon-2pm; The Menagerie, jazz, rock, 3-5pm; The Mount Analog Band, jazz, 6-8pm; Eric Richardson’s Invisible Arts Project, bop, African, 9-11pm, The Jazz Station. FREE w/EC wristband.

Comedy Workout w/Mary Walston, Leigh Anne Jasheway, 2:15pm; Ala Nar, Middle Eastern music/dance, 3:30pm; WYMPROV! w/Eugene’s Ven-erable, 5pm; Halie Loren, jazz vocals, 6:30pm; Sweet Papa Low Down, swing, 8pm; Ruins of Ooah, tribal trance, 9:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE w/EC wristband.

The Valley Boys, 6-10pm, Holiday Farm Restaurant, 54455 McKenzie River Dr., Blue River. $3, $15 w/dinner.

Soul Sessions, DJ Dance, 9pm, WOW Hall. $5, FREE FREE w/EC wristband.

Alpha Dahlia, Hot for Chocolate, Tom Heinl, variety, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

On the Air Eugene Celebration Live Broadcast continues. See Friday.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Matthieu Lakes, hike, 6 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Run the Dam Loop, 5K & 15K run & walk around lake, 8am, Cottage Grove.

Social Dance Eugene Celebration Dance Stage feat. Tango Brio performance & lessons at 1pm, 3pm & 5pm (all-ages); Tango Brio performance, 9:30pm; Dance-Off, dance w/DJ Spin, 10pm, The District, 21+ FREE.

Spiritual Shabbat Services, food & beverages, limited childcare, 9:30pm, Ahavas Torah, 2935 Onyx, 844-1340. FREE.


Sunrise 6:42am; Sunset 7:39pm, Av High 79; Av Low 49

Farmer’s 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 Organic Apple Cider & Fruit Fest, 10am-6pm today & tomorrow, McKenzie River Inn Bed & Breakfast, 49164 McKenzie Hwy, Vida. FREE.

Eugene Rainbow Family Potluck, bring food & utensils, 1-5pm, Maurie Jacobs Park, N. Adams St. & Sycamore Ave. FREE.

Emerald Classic Cluster Dog Show continues. See Friday.

Eugene Celebration continues. See Friday.

Ruckus Labor Day Weekend continues. See Friday.

Labor Day open house continues. See Saturday.

13th Annual Health & Well Being Celebration continues. See Saturday.

Music Ambience, jazz, 1-3pm; All-ages Jazz Jam w/host Rich Platz, musicians invited to sit in, 4-6pm, The Jazz Station, www.thejazzstation.org FREE w/EC wristband.

Accordions Anonymous, 6:30pm, Washburne Park, 20th & Agate. FREE.

Rainy Day Blues Society Sunday Blues w/Jason Johnson & Scotty B, Al Rivers Band, Tony Rae & Common Ground, The Divine MaMas, 1:30pm-9pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE w/EC wristband.

Gaye Lee Russell & the MEMA All-Stars, funk, rock, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE w/EC wristband.

Unkle Nancy, jug band, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

On the Air Eugene Celebration Live Broadcast continues. See Friday.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Cottage Grove-Culp Creek, bike, 49 miles/700 ft., 484-6196, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

LRG Skate Northwest Tour, demo & signing feat. Chico Brenes, Jackson Curtin, Kelly Hart & more, 2:30pm, Cal Young Skatepark, Crescent Ave. & Gilham Rd. FREE. 

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

Theater The Complete Works of William Shakespeare… Abridged, all 37 plays in 97 minutes, 7pm today, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton St., 556-4731; 6pm Tuesday, Amazon Park. $5-$10 sug. don.


Sunrise 6:43am; Sunset 7:37pm, Av High 79; Av Low 48

Gatherings Kids Eat Here Now: Local Foods Community Potluck, bring dish to share, music w/Rich Glauber, info about school lunch funding, 4-6:30pm, Fairfield Elementary School Garden, 3455 Royal Ave. FREE.

Labor Day open house continues. See Saturday.

Organic Apple Cider & Fruit Fest continues. See Sunday.

Lectures “How Nature Works: Core Principals of Systems Sciences,” Dr. Alder Fuller, 6:30-8:30pm, Euglena Academy, 151 Cleveland St., www.euglena-academy.net FREE.

Music Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, 7pm, Cuthbert Amphitheatre, 682-5000. $35.25-$65.25.

One More Time Marching Band, 6:30pm, Washburne Park, 20th & Agate. FREE.


Sunrise 6:44am; Sunset 7:36pm, Av High 79; Av Low 48

Benefits Open Mic Musical Benefit for Habitat for Humanity, open to all, all-ages until 8:30pm, sign-up at 6:30pm, Axe & Fiddle, 641 E. Main St., Cottage Grove, 942-3878. FREE, don. welcome.

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.

Gatherings Native Storytelling w/Esther & Shannin Stutzman, all ages, 7pm, Springfield Library. FREE.

Kids/Families Tiny Tots Storytime, ages 1-2; Toddler Storytime, ages 2-3, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library, 682-8316. FREE.

Lectures Trustee Lecture Series on Leadership & Ethics: “Living Your Ethics,” Pacific Continental Bank president Roger Busse, 4pm, B. Ross Evans Chapel, 828 E. 11th Ave. FREE.

“What is Life?: Answers from Biology & Systems Sciences,” Dr. Alder Fuller, 6:30-8:30pm, Euglena Academy, 151 Cleveland St., www.euglena-academy.net FREE.

Designing w/ Elegant Silvers, gardening tips from Karen Bussolini, 7pm, Agate Hall, UO, www.thehardyplantgroup.org $6.

Music The Honey Brothers & Vieux Farka Toure, folk/rock, African, 8pm, WOW Hall. $15.

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

Outdoors/Recreation Wetland Wanders, walk through Nature Conservancy preserve, binoculars provided, 9am, Willow Creek Reserve, parking along W. 18th Ave. FREE.

Map & Compass 101, learn basic orientation skills, 7pm, REI, 306 Lawrence St. $20.

Theater The Complete Works of William Shakespeare… Abridged continues. See Sunday.


Sunrise 6:45am; Sunset 7:34pm, Av High 79; Av Low 48

Benefits Eat Pizza, Make History: Benefit to Protect Devil’s Staircase Wilderness, live bluegrass, Roots Lab reggae w/DJs King Toby & Crown, 5-10pm, Pizza Research Institute, 530 E. Blair St., 434-1463.

Farmer’s Markets Bethel Farmers’ Market, fresh flowers, produce & more, 3-7pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., 682-5521. FREE.

Gatherings Conscious Relationship, Bodies & Boundaries: Safe & Authentic Non-Sexual Exploration, 7-9:10pm, 1784 W. 9th Pl., pre-reg. at www.awakeningconnection.com, 556-6263. FREE.

Kids/Families Tiny Tots Indoor Playground Open House, kids under 5, 9am-noon today & tomorrow, in two locations: Our Saviors Lutheran, 2200 Coburg Rd. & First Evangelical Church, 834 Monroe St.

Pre-school Storytime, ages 3-6, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library, 682-8316. FREE.

Family Night, entertainment, food, beer, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Lectures Intro to Emotional Freedom Techniques w/Fraeda Scholz, 7pm, EWEB Training Room, 500 E. 4th Ave., 521-9953. FREE.

“Animate Earth: Intro to Gaia Theory,” Dr. Alder Fuller, 6:30-8:30pm, Euglena Academy, 151 Cleveland St., www.euglena-academy.net FREE.

Music Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sly & Robbie, reggae, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $32 adv., $35 door.

Big Fellas, Horsefly, variety, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Outdoors/Recreation Bike Riding for Fun & Fitness, weekly seniors in-town bike ride, helmets required, 9:30am, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., 682-5318. FREE.

Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Nature Guide Orientation, lead autumnal nature walks for K-5 students, 6:30-8:30pm, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard, 747-1504. FREE.

Social Dance Zydeco Dance w/Bon Ton Roulet, 6:30pm, World Café, 449 Blair St. $8.

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


Sunrise 6:46am; Sunset 7:32pm, Av High 78; Av Low 48

Benefits Oregon Toxics Alliance Victory Celebration & Benefit Silent Auction, food, beverages, music, guest speaker Mayor Kitty Piercy, Shawn Donille & more, 6-8:30pm, Mt. Pisgah Pavilion, www.oregontoxics.org, 465-8860. $5-$10 sug. don.

Gatherings “Beans at the Barn,” program info, chili & cornbread feed, noon-2pm, Petersen Barn, 870 Berntzen Rd., info & reg. at 682-5521 or www.eugene-or.gov/recenroll. $1.

Midtown Pearl District Block Party, music, disco, food demos, beer tasting, roller derby, massage & more, 4-7:30pm, from 13th & High St. to 15th & Pearl, 683-3377. FREE.

UO Chess Club Meeting, opening variation: Evans Gambit, 5-8pm, Espresso Roma, 825 E. 13th Ave., chess@uoregon.edu. FREE.

Human Rights Commission Introduction, presentation & panel discussion, annual recruitment, 6pm, Atrium Building Lobby, 99 W. 10th St. FREE.

Science Pub, learn about cutting-edge science & technology, eat food, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza, www.omsi.edu/sciencepub. FREE.

Habibi Eugene: A Belly Dance Show, feat. Razia, Amani & Elena Villa, 8pm, One Cup Café, 298 Blair Blvd., all ages, www.raziadance.com. $5.

Kids/Families Pre-School Storytime, ages 3-6, 11am, Sheldon Library, 1566 Coburg Rd., 682-8316. FREE.

Tiny Tots Indoor Playground Open House continues. See Wednesday.

Literary Arts Bill Cameron: Digging into the Hearts & Minds of Your Characters to Create a Story, creating characters in mystery/thriller genre, Q&A, signing, 6:30pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette, 345-8986. $10, $5 stu., FREE for members of Willamette Writers.

Music Poor Man’s Whiskey performs “Dark Side of the Moonshine,” bluegrass Pink Floyd tribute, 9pm, WOW Hall. $15 adv., $20 door.

Marv Ellis, Niayh, Moor Brothers, variety, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Nearby Nature Fall New Volunteer Orientation, lead kids on nature hikes, 6:30-8pm, Downtown Library, 687-9699. FREE.


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

Thursday, Sept. 3 Persuasion: a play, 7pm today, tomorrow & Saturday, Majestic Theatre at the Bruce Starker Arts Park, 783-SHOW, www.majestic.org. $10, FREE under 11 w/adult paid admission.

Saturday, Sept. 5 All the Great Books (Abridged), comedic play speeding through world literature, 2:30pm today, Majestic Theatre at the Bruce Starker Arts Park, 783-SHOW, www.majestic.org. $10, FREE under 11 w/adult paid admission.

Thursday, Sept. 10 Reach In, Reach Out: World Day of Prayer, prayer circle, interdenominational observance, 5:30pm, Friends Meeting House, 3311 NW Polk, www.unityofcorvallis.org. FREE.


The Eugene School District is accepting applications for one new school board member and two budget committee members; application forms are available on line at www.4j.lane.edu, by fax or mail by calling 790-7737, or at the 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.; school board applications must be received by 5pm, Sept. 23; budget committee applications by 5pm, Oct. 1; for more info, visit www.4j.lane.edu

Singers are invited to join In Accord Community Choir for the 2009-2010 season; new member welcome sessions will be held 6:30pm, Tuesday, Sept. 8, and Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Mennonite Church, 3590 W. 18th. For more info, call 342-6881 or email Mare at marezeedotes@comcast.net

Rabbi Moshe Defler is offering a 20-week Learn Biblical Hebrew class, one evening a week; sign up by calling 844-1340 or visit Ahavas Torah, 2935 Onyx St; classes are $5 each.

Eugene Concert Choir & Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble New Member Auditions, Emmaus Lutheran Church, 18th & Polk, schedule an audition at 687-6865, www.eugeneconcertchoir.org