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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 10.29.09

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

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A Celebration of Life for Kevin Dougherty, beloved father, friend, artist and creative spirit is Thursday, Oct. 29 from 7pm til midnight at the WOW Hall. The event will be a community potluck, with remembrances, music, dancing and a performance by The Sugar Beets. Friends and loved ones are encouraged to bring something for the Day of the Dead altar created in Kevin’s honor. Donations for a memorial fund for Kevin’s children will be accepted at the door. Free and open to the public. For more info call 484-0519.

Strummin’ on the old banjo is no Sunday afternoon side project for the once “wild and crazy” comedian Steve Martin. In fact, music now seems to mean more to Martin than any of his surprisingly rangy artistic endeavors (he’s even written a novel, for Christ’s sake). The B-side to “King Tut,” Martin’s million-selling novelty single of 1978, is comprised of a pair of bluegrass instrumentals and, yes, those are Martin’s fingers diligently at work. Sure, you may have your funny bone tickled when Martin presents An Evening of Bluegrass & Banjo at The Shedd on Sunday, Nov. 1, but more than likely the silver-haired joker will be yanking your heartstrings instead with songs from his recent Rounder Records release, The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo. He ain’t kidding around—no more arrow through the head. Just music. For tickets, visit www.ofam.org. $43-$68.

We’re going to say it: John Cleese is a fucking genius. He should be knighted, at the very least — hell, if only for his “Ministry of Silly Walks” skit on Monty Python’s Flying Circus, that gaspingly hilarious, wildly seditious TV, um, program that inflicted an entire generation of geeky American adolescents with the need to rehash really bad British accents. Or how about Cleese’s own devilishly bad French accent in Monty Python & The Holy Grail? “I faht in your zjeneral deerection!” Genius. Don’t miss Sir Cleese when, with his trademark aplomb, cynicism and fatalistic bawdiness, he brings A Final Wave at the World (or, The Alimony Tour, Year One) to McDonald Theatre on Wednesday. $55..


Sunrise 7:46am; Sunset 6:06pm, Av High 59; Av Low 39

Farmers’ Markets The Corner Market feat. Sweet Leaf Farm, local produce, 2-7pm, today & tomorrow (runs Tuesday through Friday every week), 295 River Rd.

Film UO Film Series: Horror & the Horrific, screening of George Romero’s Land of the Dead, 6pm, 180 Prince Lucian Campbell Hall, UO. FREE.

Thursday Film Series: Deepa Mehta’s Earth, 6-8pm, Mills International Center, UO. FREE.

Gatherings Fair Fish National Day of Action, info & action calling for sustainable fishing regulations, 10am-2pm, Kesey Square, Downtown. FREE.

“Scary” Halloween Luncheon, bewitching food, spooky stories, costumes encouraged, prizes for best get-up, for seniors ages 50 & over, 11:59am-1:30pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., pre-reg. at 682-5521. $5.

Singles Mixer, ages 21-90, music, wine, coffee, finger food & more, 5:30-7pm, Gary’s Coffee Shop, 525 High St., 349-0382. FREE.

UO Chess Club Meeting, opening variation: Dutch Defense, Rubinstein Variation, 6pm, EMU Fishbowl, 13th & University, chess@uoregon.edu. FREE.

A Celebration of Life for Kevin Dougherty — Beloved Father, Artist & Creative Spirit, community potluck, remembrances, music & dancing, open to the public, fundraiser for Kevin’s children, 7pm-midnight, WOW Hall, 484-0519. Don.

Lectures Landscape Preservation Lecture Series: “L.A. Has a River? Reviving America’s Most Famous Forgotten Waterway” w/environmental historian Jenny Price, 5:30pm, McKenzie Hall, UO.

“Gut Feelings” Informational Talk w/Kamala Quale & Carole Warner, 7-9pm, Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St., 345-2220. $18 adv., $22 door.

Literary Arts Tween Scene Book Group: The Gravity Keeper, grades 4-6, 4pm; Teen Book Group: The Disreputable History of Fankie Landau-Banks, grades 6-12, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Reading & Signing w/Cezanne’s Quarry author Barbara Corrado Pope, 7:30pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette. FREE.

Music Strange Charm, Jennifer Sennett, fusion, folk, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

From Bach to Einstein & Beyond, performance/lecture feat. Vladimir Chaloupka, 7:30pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

Vienna Teng & Alex Wong, singer/pianist, 7:30pm, The Shedd, 868 High St., www.theshedd.org. $24-$32.

Casey Neill, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $7.

Outdoors/Recreation Cycling 101, basics of bike maintenance, 7pm, REI, 306 Lawrence St. FREE.

Kayakers Drop-In, bring own equipment, no instruction provided, 8-10pm, Echo Hollow Pool, 1655 Echo Hollow Rd. $4.

Social Dance All Levels Tango Dance Class, 7-8pm, Studio B, 8th & Charnelton. $12, FREE first class.

Thursday Throwbacks w/DJ Food Stamp & Dance-Off Part Two, 10pm, The District, 21+ FREE.

Spiritual Screening & Discussion: 2012: Through the Portal, 6pm today & Oct. 29, Shambala, 446 E. 13th, 337-0394. Don.

Theater Mixed, a one-woman show w/Christina Marie Moses, part of ASUO Women’s Center Women of Color Speaker Series, 7pm, Woodruff Gym, UO, 346-4095. FREE.

Grovebusters, feat. Ghostbusters & other spooky skits, 7pm today, tomorrow & Saturday, Centro Del Sol, 513 E. Main St., Cottage Grove, myspace.com/centrodelsol.

The Maderatti, 7:30pm, today & tomorrow; 2pm Sunday, South Eugene High School, 400 E. 19th Ave., www.southeugenetheater.com.

No Shame Eugene: Theater Workshop, write, direct & act in original, 5-min. productions, 7:30-9:30pm, 126 W. Broadway. FREE.

The Rocky Horror Show, 8pm, today, tomorrow & Saturday, Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette St., www.actorscabaret.org, 683-4368. $16-$35.95.

Rumors, 8pm today, tomorrow & Saturday; 2pm Sunday; through Nov. 7, Very Little Theatre, 2350 Hilyard St., 344-7751. $14, $10 seniors matinee.


Sunrise 7:47am; Sunset 6:05pm, Av High 58; Av Low 39

Arts/Visual Last Friday ArtWalk, 6-9pm, various locations, www.lastfridayartwalk.org for a walking map. FREE.

Benefits In Memoriam: A Benefit for the Matthew Shepard Foundation, performances by Karress Ann Slaughter, Daphne Bertha Storm, Dance Northwest, Phenomenon & BoxHop Dance Company, all ages, 7pm, Main Campus Performance Hall, LCC. $10.

Dia de la Luna, medical benefit for Trish Luna, raffle, dating game, comedy w/Elliot Martinez of Booze Week & feat. music w/Lonesome Randall, Painted Plain, The Stone Jumpers, Unicorn, 9:30pm, Luckey’s. Don.

Farmers’ Markets 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.

The Corner Market continues. See Thursday, Oct. 29.

Film “Visions of the Universe” After School Film Festival: Red Planet, popcorn, 4-6pm, Shepard Room, Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 W. Gibbs Ave. FREE.

Guerrilla Screening Series 2009: Local Filmmakers’ Showcase, low-budget auteurs feat. new work by Daniel Eli Dronsfield (I Love Scaring the Scares With My Scars and Stares), Casey Larson-Brasted, Billie Dieball & more, 8pm, David Minor Theater, 180 E. 5th Ave., www.caseymitchell.net. $3.

Food/Drink Wine Tasting: Halloween Tasting, 5-7pm, WineStyles, 2846 Willamette St. FREE.

Gatherings Lunch w/Elvis, feat. David Lamond, noon-2pm, Addi’s Diner, 205 S. A St., Spfd., 741-0697. FREE.

Trick-Or-Treat at Springfield City Hall, indoor costume & candy event for kids, 3-5pm, City Hall, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Booo Barn, carnival games, crafts & more, 4:30-7:30pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd. FREE.

Mad Scientists’ Halloween Extravaganza, spooky science demos, eerie experiments, pumpkin flinging, prizes, 5-8pm, Science Factory Children’s Museum & Planetarium, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy. $15 per family.

Howl-O-Ween Haunt, costume contest, games, creepy cuisine, food & refreshments, 6-8pm, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr. FREE, game/activity tickets 25-cents.

Haunted House, 6:30-9pm, Broadway Events Center, 24952 W. Broadway, Veneta. $4, $2 kids, half-price w/non-perishable food item don.

Superhero Costume Party, celebration of “Faster than a Speeding Bullet: The Art of the Superhero” exhibit, 7-10pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum, UO, uoalumni.com/events. $30.

Nightlight Parade, light up the night w/battery, solar or other power, floats & costumes, downtown Cottage Grove. FREE.

Lectures Archaeology Lecture Series: “The Vikings in Iceland: Archaeology Meets History in the Mosfell Valley” w/Jon M Erlandson, 5:30pm, Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

Cascade Mycological Society Talk w/mushroom field guide author David Arora, 7pm, LCC Forum Building, LCC. $5-$10.

Music Pipe Screams, recital w/Eugene Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, hosted by Mary Nyquist Koons, costume celebration, spooky music, benefits KWAX’s “The Organ Loft,” 7pm, First United Methodist Church, 14th & Olive. Don.

Ben Rice Band, blues, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5 sug. don.

Steve Kimock Crazy Engine feat. Melvin Seals, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $22.50 adv., $25 door.

Minus the Bear w/Twin Tigers, rock, 8pm, WOW Hall. $16 adv., $18 door.

Greensky Bluegrass, Morgan Grace, acoustic, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $10.

Outdoors/Recreation Walk ‘n Talkers, weekly adult walking group, 9-11am, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., 682-5333. FREE.

Critical Mass Halloween Ride, costumed, 5:30pm, gather at 17th & Charnelton. FREE.

Eugene Ski Swap, 6-9pm today & 9am-5pm tomorrow, Wheeler Pavilion, Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. FREE.

Zombie Walk: Mass Flood in the Streets for Brains, 7:30pm, gather at UO Pioneer Cemetery. FREE.

Social Dance Dancing-InEugene.com Halloween Party Dance, 7:30-11:30pm; dance lessons at 6:30pm, Vet’s Club Ballroom, 1626 Willamette St.

Spooky Splash Dance, swimming & dance party for middle-school-age youth, 7:45-9:45pm, Echo Hollow Pool, 1655 Echo Hollow Rd., 682-5525. $3, school ID req.

Drop-in Dance: Rumba, 8:30pm, Staver Dance Sport, 41 E. 6th Ave. $10.

KFLY Throbbit Party, costume contest, live music w/Johnson Unit; intro of FLY Girls, benefit for Food for Lane County & Coffee for Canines, 8pm; dance, 10pm, The District 21+, www.districteugene.com.

Spiritual A New Beginning: Women’s Only Shabbat, 6:15pm; Kosher Vegan Dinner, 7:30pm, Ahavas Torah, 2935 Onyx, RSVP to 844-1340. FREE.

Theater Picasso at the Lapin Agile, 7:30pm today & tomorrow; & Nov. 5-7, Wildish Community Theatre, 630 Main St., Spfd., www.athree.org. $7.

The Maderatti continues. See Thursday, Oct. 29.

Grovebusters continues. See Thursday, Oct. 29.

Rumors continues. See Thursday, Oct. 29.

The Rocky Horror Show continues. See Thursday, Oct. 29.


Sunrise 7:49am; Sunset 6:04pm, Av High 58; Av Low 39

Benefits A Step Ahead, 5K run/walk & 10K run to benefit Kenny Wheaton Foundation, 9am, Alton Baker Park. $15-$25, includes T-shirt.

Halloween Jam, costume contest, dance, music w/Dabble Dooya, benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 10pm, Joe’s Bar & Grill, 21 W. 6th St. $7.

Dance Eugene Ballet Company w/UO Symphony Orchestra presents: Sleeping Beauty, 7:30pm today & 2pm tomorrow, Hult Center. $10-$48.

Farmers’ Markets Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, w/entertainment by Gordon Kaswell, 10am; Rich Glauber, 11am; Justus, noon; Low Tide Drifters, 1pm; K.O.G., 2pm; Susurri, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak, www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org. FREE.

Lorane Saturday Market, local produce & crafts, 10am-3pm, Common Area, Dew Drop Inn, 80301 Territorial Rd., Lorane. 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.

Film Frak Party feat. screening of Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, themed drinks, costumes encouraged, 2:30pm, Starlight Lounge, 830 Olive St., 21+ FREE.

F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu w/original live soundtrack performed by Mood Area 52, pre-show performance by dance troupe Luminessa, 9pm, Bijou Theatre, 492 E. 13th, www.bijou-cinemas.com.

Gatherings Greet-N-Treat Fall Festival, carnival games, prizes, coloring contest, apple bobbing & more, 5-7:30pm, Creswell Community Center, 99 S. First St., Creswell. FREE.

A Time Travelers Celtic New Year Masquerade Ball w/Amalgamated Pixiewerks, steampunk music, storytelling, bobbing for apples & more, 7-10pm, pre-reg. at Mrs. Thompson’s Herbs, Gifts & Folklore, 347 W. Fifth Ave. $6, $5 sen., $2 kids.

Halloween Art Event, costume friendly, music w/Armed & Hammered, Unicorn, treats, beverages, 7-11pm, New Zone, 164 W. Broadway. Don.

Halloween Bash, costume contest, prizes, karaoke, “dart board of drinks” & wings contest, 9pm-2am, Duck Inn Bar, 1765 W. 6th.

Kids/Families Willamalane at the Movies Great Halloween Party, feat. screenings of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown & Pooh’s Heffalump, costume contest, trick-or-treat adventure downtown, 1pm, Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd. FREE.

Dog Tale Time, 15-minute sessions for building reading skills, grades 1-6, 2-3:30, Downtown Library, pre-reg. at 682-8316. FREE.

Music Bev’s Baroque Break Band, recorders & harpsichord, 2pm, Atrium, 10th & Olive. FREE.

14th Annual Eugene Witches Ball, theme: Vampire Ball, feat. childrens’ events & puppet show, all-ages costume contest, music, DJ, Rocky Horror Show cast “Timewarp” dance, silent auction, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $7-$10, $5 w/2 or more canned food don.

Andre Nickatina w/Cool Nutz, hip hop, 9pm, WOW Hall. $25 adv., $30 door.

Halloween w/ the Conjugal Visitors, acoustic, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Reeble Jar, 10pm, McDonald Theatre. $5 adv., $10 door.

Outdoors/Recreation GEARs Bike Ride: Fall Creek, 9 miles; Silver Falls, 7 miles; Spencer Butte, trail maintenance w/Peter Green, 9am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.

Mushrooming on the Mountain, two-day class for beginning shroomers w/Marcia Peeters, 10am-4pm today & tomorrow, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd., reg. at 747-1504. $60, $50 MPA mem.

Women’s Open Bike Ride w/Poplollies Cycling Team, 10am, Full City, 13th & High St., www.thepoplollies.com. FREE.

Oregon Ducks Rugby vs. Central Washington University, homecoming, noon-3pm, Riverfront Field, Millrace Rd. & Riverfront Pkwy. FREE.

Eugene Generals vs. River City Jaguars, hockey, 7:35pm, Lane Events Center-Ice, 796 W. 13th Ave. $8, $5 stu. & sen., under 5 FREE.

Eugene Ski Swap continues. See Friday.

Social Dance Halloween Thriller at the Hilton feat. the Essential Michael Jackson Tribute Show, music w/The Essentials, Hilton Eugene, 66 E. Sixth Ave, 21+ $12 adv., $15 door.

Halloween at the District, dance party w/DJ Phoenix, feat. Reverie Go-Go Dancers, costume party, 10pm, The District, 21+ FREE.

Spiritual Shabbat Services, 9:30am; lunch, 12:30pm; discussion w/Rabbi, 2:30-3:30pm, Ahavas Torah, 2935 Onyx, 844-1340. FREE.

Theater Rumors continues. See Thursday, Oct. 29.

Grovebusters continues. See Thursday, Oct. 29.

The Rocky Horror Show continues. See Friday.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile continues. See Friday.


Sunrise 6:50am; Sunset 5:02pm, Av High 57; Av Low 39

Benefits “Ghosts of the Delta” Acoustic Blues Day of the Dead Celebration, benefit for Rainy Day Blues Society’s Blues in the Schools program, feat. music w/Al Rivers, Jerry Zybach & Walker T. Ryan, workshops, parade, 4-7pm, Cozmic Pizza, www.rainydayblues.org. $6-$8 plus one canned food sug. don., under 12 FREE.

“A Night of the Blues”: Just In Time benefit for Recovery Center for Meth Addiction, w/music by the Steve Magnolia Trio, JC Rico & more, food, info, 5-8pm, Wildish Theatre, 630 Main St., Spfd., pre-reg. at www.justintimerecoverycenter.com, 342-3442. $25.

Unkle Nancy Medical Benefit w/100% Delta Stomp, acoustic, rock, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $4-$50.

Dance Sleeping Beauty continues. See Saturday.

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

Gatherings Exclusive Trip to the Ballet, performance of Sleeping Beauty feat. pre-ballet presentation, light snacks, 1-5pm, Hult Center, pre-reg. at 682-5318. $22.

Eugene Rainbow Family Potluck, bring food & utensils, 1-6pm, Alton Baker Park. FREE.

Wayzgoose: A Celebration for the “Black Art of Printing” hosted by Lone Goose Press, demos, hands-on presentation of broadside printing, 2-5pm, 2580 Augusta St., 465-9079.

Lectures Fruit of the Sixties: The Founding of the Oregon Country Fair w/author Suzi Prozanski, 1pm, Lane County Historical Society, 740 W. 13th Ave. FREE.

Discussion of World Water and UNICEF’s Tap Program w/Kim Bryson-Chamley, 7pm, (potluck at 6pm), SITS Center, 1151 Lorane Hwy, 343-0808.

Music A Concert for All Saints: Requiem by Gabriel Faure, 4pm, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St., www.eugenefumc.org. $10 sug. don.

Steve Martin: An Evening of Bluegrass & Banjo, 7:30pm, The Shedd, 868 High St., www.ofam.org, 687-6526. $43-$68.

Juth Jacobs, British folk, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

Outdoors/Recreation GEARs Bike Ride: Ribbon Trail-Baldy, 4 miles, 9am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.

Mushrooming on the Mountain continues. See Saturday.

Social Dance Coalessence Ecstatic Dance, 10:30am-noon, WOW Hall, www.coalessencedance.blogspot.com. $7-$12.

Spiritual Video Screening & Discussion: Joseph Campbell: The Hero’s Adventure, first of six-part The Power of Myth series, 11am, Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St., 345-0102. FREE.

Taize’ Service, traditional French spiritual service w/singing, dancing, laying on of hands, 7pm, Unity of the Valley Church, 39th & Hilyard.

Theater The Maderatti continues. See Thursday, Oct. 29.

Rumors continues. See Thursday, Oct. 29.


Sunrise 6:51am; Sunset 5:01pm, Av High 57; Av Low 39

Film Screening & Discussion: Money Driven Medicine, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza.

Lectures IWW Presents: “Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class,” 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Literary Arts Reading & Discussion w/Charles London, author of Far from Zion: In Search of a Global Jewish Community, 7pm, Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th Ave. FREE.

Music Eugene Symphonic Band Fall Concert w/new conductor Burnette Dillon, feat. “An  American Fanfare,” “O Magnum Mysterium” & “Old Comrades March,” 7:30pm, Beall Hall, UO. $6, $4 stu. & sen.

Citizen Fish, Star Fucking Hipsters, Molotov Compromise, Pirate Radio, rock, 7:30pm, WOW Hall. $10.

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

On the Air City Club of Eugene: “Education: How we Separate Education Funding from the Tax Revenue Rollercoaster” w/gubernatorial candidate Bill Bradbury, 6:30-7:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoors/Recreation Yoga Stillness in Motion, 8:30-10am, Celebration Bellydance & Yoga, 1840 Willamette, 767-1113. $8, FREE first class.

Spiritual Open Heart Meditation, 5:30-6:30, 310 Fulvue, 914-0431. Don.

Theater Beauty & the Beast, 7pm, today through Sunday, Nov. 8, Phoinix Players, 989 Juniper St., Junction City. $8.


Sunrise 6:52am; Sunset 5:00pm, Av High 57; Av Low 38

Arts/Visual Discussion of “American Verismo” & Art Critique w/Jerry Ross, weekly art talk, 7-10pm, El Corral Restaurant, 40th & Donald, 485-9792. FREE, dinner not included.

Benefits WineStyles Benefit for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), 5-8pm, WineStyles, 2846 Willamette St. $10.

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.

The Corner Market continues. See Thursday.

Food/Drink Green Smoothies Revolution, info on nutritional fast food, recipes, samples, 10-11:30am, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., info & pre-reg. at 682-5318. $5.

Gatherings Flu Shot Clinic, noon-4pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., info & pre-reg. at 682-5318. $30 for flu vaccine, $45 for pneumonia.

Town Hall Meetings w/Rep. Phil Barnhart, open to public, topics: 2010 February Special Session plans, opportunities & possible challenges, Q&A, 6-8pm, Dexter Fire Hall, 82781 Barbre Rd., Dexter. FREE.

Lectures Understanding & Navigating Medicare, info for seniors & their adult children, 2pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Tour of the Solar System w/Jerry Oltion, 6-8pm, Shepard Room, Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 W. Gibbs Ave. FREE.

Morse Public Address: “The Moral & Political Challenges of Climate Change” w/Dale Jamieson, 7pm, Knight Law Center, UO.

Music Bagpipes in Ireland & the Balkans w/Mark Levy, music, discussion & demos, 7pm, Museum of Natural & Cultural History, UO. FREE.

Oregon Wind Ensemble, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu. & sen.

Oregon Mozart Players Cabaret Song Evening feat. Soprano Amy Burton & pianist John Musto, feat. works by Gershwin & Berlin, 8pm, Actors Cabaret of Eugene, 996 Willamette St.,

www.actorscabaret.org, 683-4368. $40, includes one drink, dinner separate ($16.95-$24.95).

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

Outdoors/Recreation GEARs Bike Ride: Brice Creek, 5.5 miles, 9am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.

Theater Beauty & the Beast continues. See Monday.


Sunrise 6:54am; Sunset 4:58pm, Av High 56; Av Low 38

Comedy John Cleese: A Final Wave at the World (or, The Alimony Tour, Year One), 7pm, McDonald Theatre. $55.

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

The Corner Market continues. See Thursday.

Film Schnitzer Cinema: Danger Diabolik, weekly movie tie-in to “Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Art of the Sueprhero” exhibit, intro & discussion w/guest speaker, 5:30pm, Jordan Schnitzer Musuem of Art, UO. FREE w/admission.

Heckler’s Night: Batman, all ages, 7pm, Wandering Goat. FREE.

Gatherings Peace Corps Information Session, 5:30-6:30pm, EMU Ben Linder Room, UO, 346-6026. FREE.

Mindfreedom Roundtable Meeting w/Hugh Massengill, topic: mental health advocacy in Lane County, discussion, refreshments, 5:30pm, Growers Market Round Table, 454 Willamette, 345-9106, www.mindfreedom.org/lane. FREE.

Town Hall Meetings w/Rep. Phil Barnhart, open to public, topics: 2010 February Special Session plans, opportunities & possible challenges, Q&A, 6-8pm, Pleasant Hill High School, 84455 Enterprise Rd., Pleasant Hill. FREE.

Health Care for All & Archimedes Movement Meeting, topics: update on national health care reform, plans for local action, 6:30-8pm, EWEB Community Room, 500 E. 4th Ave. FREE.

Compassionate Friends Meeting, support group for those who have experienced death of a child, 7pm, St. Mary Catholic Church, 1062 Charnelton St., 689-1626. FREE.

Kids/Families Dia de los Muertos “Day of the Dead” Celebration w/Samuel Beccera, Latin American music, demos for kids, feat. traditional altar prepared by Juventud Faceta, all ages, 4-5pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Family Night: Zany Zoo Exotic Pet Presentation, meet a bushbaby, blue-tongued skink & more, music, food, beer, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Lectures Public Talk w/Civil Rights attorney Evan Wolfson, author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality & Gay People’s Right to Marry, 6pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Northwest EcoBuilding Guild Lecture: “How Building Design & Use Impact Environment” w/Natural Building Instructor Shannon Dealy, 7pm, BRING’s Planet Improvement Center, 4446 Franklin Blvd., Glenwood. FREE.

Dia de los Muertos Exhibit Lecture w/members of Juventud FACETA, 7-8:30pm, Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E. 15th, www.mkartcenter.org.

Literary Arts Love to Read Weekly Book Club, discuss story lines, authors, next book to read, 10-11:30am, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., 682-5318. 25 cents.

Poetry Reading: “Tiger Tracks: Poetry & Performance from Southwest China” w/Aku Wuwu, 4pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO.

Music African Children’s Choir, 7pm, Thurston Christian Church, 6680 Thurston Rd., Spfd. Don.

Octubafest, high-class, low-brass UO ensemble, 7:30pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu. & sen.

Ashleigh Flynn, Sneakin’ Out, acoustic, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Outdoors/Recreation Bike Riding for Fun & Fitness, weekly seniors in-town bike ride, helmets required, 10:30am, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., 682-5318. FREE.

Spiritual A Course in Miracles, drop-in study group, 10-11:45am, Unity of the Valley, 39th & Hilyard, 914-0431. FREE.

Alchemical Healing Monthly Circle, 6:30pm, RSVP, info & directions at 484-1099, www.shamanicjourneys.com. FREE.

Talk: “Meditation is Not Magic” w/Alan Zundel, discussion to follow, 7-8:30pm, Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald, www.heatawake.org. Don.

Theater Beauty & the Beast continues. See Monday.


Sunrise 6:55am; Sunset 4:57pm, Av High 56; Av Low 38

Arts/Visual Naomi Levit Photography Photo Exhibit, opening reception, runs through Dec. 1, 6-9pm, Nib Dessert & Wine Bar, 769 Monroe St., www.naomilevitphotos.com. FREE.

Benefits Dance Africa Skating Fundraiser, 7-9pm, Skate World, 3188 Gateway Loop, Spfd. $5, includes skate rental.

Farmers’ Markets The Corner Market continues. See Thursday.

Gatherings  PWP Newcomers Meeting, a single parent/grandparent social support group for over 35s, outings, hiking, game nights, camping, dancing, dating & more, 6pm, 4445 Royal Ave., 968-2718. FREE.

UO Chess Club Meeting, opening variation: Dutch Defense, Leningrad Variation, 6pm, EMU Fishbowl, 13th & University, chess@uoregon.edu. FREE.

Lectures Finding Balance in Your Budget, 11am-noon, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., pre-reg. at 682-5318. FREE.

Devil’s Staircase, slideshow about proposed wilderness area on central Oregon Coast Range, field trips available for experienced hikers, 7pm, EMU, UO. FREE.

Music Oregon Mozart Players: excerpts from Miraculous Miniatures, 11:15am, Hult Center Lobby. FREE.

Pacific Gospel Music Association Fall Music Festival, 30-plus gospel groups feat. The Liberty Quartet, Ken Turner, Dennis Agajanian, Joe Pearles, The Stock Brothers, 4-10:30pm today; 9am-10:30pm Friday, Nov. 6 & noon-6pm Saturday, Nov. 7, First Baptist Church, 3550 Fox Meadow Rd.

Gumbo, Americana, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Jamalia, Monica Metzler CD release, variety, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Coos County Adventure, two-day overnight trip, transportation & breakfast included, meet at Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., info & pre-reg. at 682-5521. $65.

National Mountain Trail Championship, horse-and-rider competition, today through Sunday, Nov. 8, Oregon Horse Center, 90751 Prairie Rd. FREE.

Kayakers Drop-In continues. See Oct. 29.

Theater Dwarfman: Master of a Million Shapes, 8pm today, tomorrow & Saturday, Blue Door Theatre, LCC Campus, 463-5761. $10, $8 stu., sen. & staff.

No Shame Eugene: Theater Workshop, write, direct & act in original, 5-min. productions, 7:30-9:30pm, 126 W. Broadway. FREE.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile continues. See Friday.

Beauty & the Beast continues. See Monday.


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

Thursday, Oct. 29 Globetrotters for School’s Out/Art’s In, 8am-5:15pm today & tomorrow, The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., 754-1551. $60 per day.

Haunted Homecoming w/Haunted by Orange, 9:30am, downtown Corvallis, www.osualum.com.

Friday, Oct. 30 Boo Ball Halloween Party, 2-4pm, Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., pre-reg. at 766-6959. $6.

Musicafe Rock School’s 3rd Annual Rockin’ Haunted House, 3-6pm, 139 SW 3rd St. FREE.

Saturday, Oct. 31 Haunted Homecoming w/Haunted by Orange, 9:30am-gametime, downtown Corvallis, www.osualum.com.

Sunday, Nov. 1 “The Simple 1, 2, 3 ‘Theory of Everything’” w/author Richard Blackstone, talk, 10:30am, FREE; workshop, 1-3pm, Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., www.unityofcorvallis.org. $20 sug. don.

Monday, Nov. 2 Coin Club Meeting, 7-9:30pm, 2:30pm, Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave. FREE.

Tuesday, Nov. 3 “Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential” w/Michael Beckwith, weekly reading & discussion group, 6:30-8:30pm, Corvallis Friends Meeting House, 3311 NW Polk, www.unityofcorvallis.org. $5-$20 per class.

“Food for Thought” Lecture Series w/Dan Koeppel, open to public, Q&A to follow, 7pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. FREE.


The Stillpoint Choir will be holding rehearsals for its eclectic seasonal music for six consecutive Thursdays starting Oct. 29 at 18th & Polk; all levels of experience are welcome; for further info, call 689-5732 or email lisa@efn.org.

Auditions for OSU Theatre’s winter production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband will be held 7pm Friday, Oct. 29 and 2pm Sunday, Nov. 1 in the Lab Theatre in Withycombe Hall on the OSU campus; for more information, contact director Chalotte Headrick at 737-4918 or via email cheadrick@oregonstate.edu.

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is inviting all teachers of public, private and home schools students in grades K-12 to submit work for consideration in the 3rd Annual “NewArt Northwest-Kids” exhibition; for more information about the exhibition or about how to submit work, visit the JSMA website at www.jsma.uoregon.edu or contact the tour coordinator at 346-0910 or jsmatour@uoregon.edu.

GRRRLZ ROCK!, a month-long festival in the greater Eugene area celebrating the contributions women make to the local arts, is offering glassblowing workshop for women; there will be a discounted $35 rate for this event only; participants under 18 must have waiver signed by parent or guardian; for more info or to register, visit www.visitstudiowest.com.

Grants, ranging from $100 to $500, will be awarded through the Springfield Arts Commission’s Heritage Arts Grant program; applications and information are available at the Springfield Public Library, 225 Fifth St., online at www.springfieldartscommission.org or by calling Carrie Schindele-Cupples at 726-2237; application deadline is 5pm Wednesday, Nov. 4.

The Springfield Board of Realtors is holding a fundraiser for the homeless community to provide blankets, sleeping bags, clothing, coats and such for the coming winter season; for more information, call 335-9971 or 225-8582.