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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 1.7.10

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

Deadline for Calendar and Art in the Galleries submissions are noon on Thursday, a week before the issue that covers your event. Send an e-mail with event, date, time, location and cost to attend to cal@eugeneweekly.com

Eugene architect Kip Amend’s Fantasy Architecture is a collection of framed miniature models that take transform everyday objects, scenes and places, attempting to make the familiar both unfamiliar and fascinating. Currently on display at Full City Coffee and one stop along the way of this week’s First Friday ArtWalk (one week late due to New Year’s Day falling on January’s actual first Friday), the tour commences at 5:30pm and includes stops at Fenario Gallery, White Lotus and many more. See www.lanearts.org for a complete map.

Even in the century-plus era of the ubiquitous cathode glow of TV, the old-fashioned radio drama holds a particular appeal. Entire families, minus the centrality of the boob tube, used to gather around the radio console, tuning into weekly broadcasts of everything from Superman to The Whistler, allowing themselves to be imaginatively transported to fictive worlds through the mere sound of voices and chintzy sound effects. Wildish Community Theater in Springfield upholds that tradition this weekend, Jan. 8-10, with live readings of Dashiel Hammet’s classic noir, The Maltese Falcon — the detective-tale equivalent of Beckettís Waiting for Godot, complete with improbable plot twists, femme fatales, conniving villains and the wry, tough Sam Spade. Performed live by actors and complete with sound effects, this stage production promises to transport you and your imagination back to the days of the oral tradition of storytelling, with nothing but sharp dialogue and Byzantine plotting, compounded by double-crosses, greed and thrills aplenty. Tickets are $10, $5 students & seniors; call 736-4544.

After a year’s hiatus, the Eugene Poetry Slam returns in all it’s spoken-word vigor to Tsunami Books this Friday, Jan. 9, an all-ages free for all that will feature the award-winning poet Maxwell R. Kessler, a man who has made a name for himself both in Idaho and New England, and who refers to his wild chest hair as “The Fleece.” $5 suggested donation.



thurs, january 7

Sunrise 7:47am, Sunset 4:51pm, Av High 46, Av Low 33

Gatherings Singles Mixer w/Marilyn the Matchmaker, ages 21-90, beverages, food, music, 5:30-7pm, Gary’s Coffee House, 525 High St. FREE.

Lectures/Talks Jeremiah Lecture: “Kitty on the Go: Japanese Cute as Transborder Fetish” w/anthropologist Christine Yano, 2:30pm, Knight Library, UO, 346-1521. FREE. 

Literary Arts Writing the Life Poetic: An Invitation to Read & Write Poetry w/Sage Cohen, seminar, lecture, book signing, open to public, 6:30pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., 345-8986, http://wkly.ws/2k $10.

New Poetry Series: Joel Bettridge, Kyle Schlesinger & Charles Alexander, poetry reading, 8:30pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway. $5 sug. don.

Music Meg Graf, novelty tunes, variety, bring lunch, 11:15am, Hult Center Lobby. FREE.

Faculty Artist Series: “The Well-Tempered Keyboard” Part I, feat. Dean Kramer, piano, 7:30pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 sen. & stu.

Water Tower Bucket Boys, Mossy Top, acoustic, 9pm, Sam Bond’s Bond’s. $5.

Maca Rey, Jamie Sterling, rock, acoustic, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3-$5.

Outdoors/Recreation Snowshoe to Gold Lake, 6 mile round trip, 8:30am-5pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., reg. at 682-5318. $30, transportation included.

Theater The Wedding Singer, a musical based on the movie, 7:30pm, Hult Center, tickets at http://wkly.ws/2g $27.50-$47.50.

Volunteers Museum of Natural & Cultural History Volunteer Open House, opportunities & benefits, staff on hand, tours of museum, 4-5pm, Museum of Natural & Cultural History, UO, info at http://wkly.ws/2x, 346-3134. FREE.


fri, january 8

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

Arts/Visual First Friday ArtWalk, 5:30pm, various locations, begins at Brenner’s Green Furniture Living Gallery, 151 W. 8th, www.lanearts.org. FREE.

Film Swedish Film Series: Mother of Mine, by director Klaus Haro, screening & presentation, open to public, 7pm, Lawrence Hall, UO. FREE.

Gatherings Church Women United of Lane County Friends Meeting, topic: our justice system w/Laura Fine, Q&A to follow, 9:15am, 2274 Onyx St. FREE.

City Club of Eugene: “To Tax or Not to Tax: A Debate on Measures 66 & 67” w/J.L. Wilson & Chuck Sheketoff, 11:50am-1:30pm, Eugene Hilton Hotel, 66 E. Sixth Ave. $5, members FREE.

Rosie the Riveters Meeting, open to women who helped in WWII effort, noon, Adult Activity Center, 315 W. C St., Spfd., 747-9542. FREE.

Green Drinks, gathering of progressives, socializing, 5-7pm, World Café, 449 Blair Blvd. FREE.

Kids/Families First Friday Fun Night, games, crafts, dinner, 5:30-8pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., 682-5521. FREE.

Lectures/Talks Pacifica Forum: “Everything you always wanted to know about Pacifica Forum… but were afraid to ask,” interactive discussion, open to public, 3pm, EMU Walnut Room, UO. FREE.

Beekeeping 101, 7pm, Spencer Creek Grange, 86013 Lorane Hwy, 341-1709. FREE.

LGBT Interweave/PFLAG screening & discussion: Prayers for Bobby, potluck, 6pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, 477 E. 40th Ave., 915-0097. FREE.

Music Brooks Robertson, fingerstyle guitar, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Toby Koenigsberg & Tim Willcox, piano/sax jazz combo, 8pm, Room 190 Music, UO. $10, $8 stu. & sen.

Jackstraw, bluegrass, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $7.

Outdoors/Recreation Try Qigong w/Suman, promotes relaxation, mental concentration, health & fitness, 10-11am, Downtown Library, pre-reg. at 682-5521. FREE.

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

Theater Fred Crafts’ Radio Redux: The Maltese Falcon, actors perform vintage radio play live w/sound effects, 7:30pm today & tomorrow; 2pm, Sunday, Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd., 736-4544. $10, $5 stu. & sen.


sat, january 9

Sunrise 7:47am, Sunset 4:53pm, Av High 46, Av Low 33

Benefits Adam Scramstad & Friends, feat. Terry Robb, Al Rivers, Jason Johnson, Rainy Day Blues Society fundraiser to send Scramstad to Memphis blues competition, 1-4pm, Cozmic Pizza, www.rainydayblues.org. $4-$8.

Concert for Ronnie Gomez Mires Memorial Fund w/local youth musicians & artists, 5-8pm, Upstart Crow Studios, 855 W. First St., $1-$25 sug. don.

Dance Oregon Bach Collegium: The Triumph of Peace, masque presentation, 8pm, United Lutheran Church, 2230 Washington, 683-2854. $5 sug. don.

Farmers’ Markets Farmers’ Market, 9am-2pm, Hideaway Bakery, Hilyard & 30th. 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.

Gatherings Town Hall Meeting w/Senators Chris Edwards, Bill Morrisette, Floyd Prozanski & Reps. Phil Barnhart, Terry Beyer, Paul Holvey, Van Hoyle, Nancy Nathanson, open to public, topics: 2010 February Special Session plans, opportunities & possible challenges, Q&A, 9:30-11:30am, Eugene City Council Chambers, 777 Pearl St. FREE.

Kids/Families The King of Instruments: An introduction to the pipe organ, demonstration, educational, all ages, 10am, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. FREE.

Literary Arts Eugene Poetry Slam, feat. Maxwell R. Kessler, all ages, 7:30pm, Tsuanmi Books, 2585 Willamette St. $5 sug. don.

Music Songwriters Workshop, topic: “Leaping Hurdles: How to meet your songwriting goals,” 11am-1pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. $1 sug. don.

D ‘n’ A, folk, 2pm, Atrium, 10th & Olive. FREE.

The Expendables, Iration, Passafire, Pour Habit, Roots Down Below, reggae, rock, 6pm, WOW Hall. $15 adv., $17 door.

Emerald Valley Opry, feat. Van & Kathy Criddle, Howard Steele, Poodle Creek Pickers, Johnny Kallas, Jr. Clark & Blue Mountain Band, variety, 6pm, Willamette Valley High School, 1801 Echo Hollow Rd., 514-1575. $6, $5 sen., $3 ages 7-16, kids under 7 FREE.

Oregon Mozart Players: South of the Border, Latin American, 8pm today & 2:30pm tomorrow, Hult Center. $16-$38.

Unkle Nancy & the Family Jewels CD Release, acoustic, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Midnight Lake, snowshoe, 6 miles; Spencer Butte, hike, 5.6 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

GEARs Bike Ride: Creswell via River Drive & Howe Lane, 41 miles, 10am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.

Social Dance Square Dance w/Molasses, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Contra Square Dance, feat. The Barnstormers, no partners or experience necessary, wear soft-soled shoes, 8pm, Cesar Chavez School Gym, 1510 W. 14th Ave. $7, $6 stu. & mem.

Theater Fred Crafts’ Radio Redux: The Maltese Falcon continues. See Friday.


sun, january 10

Sunrise 7:47am, Sunset 4:54pm, Av High 46, Av Low 33

Gatherings Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market, 10am-4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds, 683-5589. $1.50.

IWW/World & Health Care for All Oregon Single-payer Vigil & Educational Outreach, 1pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Church Women United of Lane County Board Meeting, 1:15pm, First Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. FREE.

High School Mic Night, all students welcome, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Kids/Families Family Art Sunday, subject: Art & culture of India, all ages, 2-4pm, Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St., Spfd. FREE.

Lectures/Talks “Living in the Present Moment” w/Vaughn Russ, 10am, Eckankar Center, 2833 Willamette St. FREE.

Literary Arts Open Conversation Provoked by Daniel Quinn’s Ishmael Books, 1:30pm, EWEB Community Room, 400 E. 4th Ave., 726-6215. FREE.

Music Andrew Kendoll, classical guitar, 11am-12:30pm, Supreme Bean. FREE.

Butchers & Builders, rock, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Oregon Mozart Players: South of the Border continues. See Saturday.

Outdoors/Recreation GEARs Bike Ride: Clear Lake, Lawrence, Butler, Franklin, Meadow View, River Loop, 45 miles, 10am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.

Walking Tour of UO Riverfront Research Park, topic: proposed building & alternatives, 2pm, Starbucks, 13th & Alder St., 343-1926. FREE.

Social Dance USA Dance: Waltz, 7-9:30pm, Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette St. $8, $5 mem.

Late Dance Party, 10:30pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Spiritual Future Signs: The Astrology of 2010 w/ Johanna Mitchell, 2-4pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. $8-$12 sug. don.

Ngondro: The preliminary practice of Vajrayana Buddhism w/Tony Albino, 2-4pm, Kagyu Dakshang Chuling, 917 E. 43rd Ave., 747-8634. $15.

“Finding the Healer Within” w/Leia Hart, shamanic problem solving & healing, 4-6pm, call 844-2805 for location & info. FREE.

Theater Fred Crafts’ Radio Redux: The Maltese Falcon continues. See Friday.


mon, january 11

Sunrise 7:46am, Sunset 4:56pm, Av High 46, Av Low 33

Gatherings Eugene Stroke Support Group, 1:30-3pm, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St., 682-5311. FREE.

Kids/Families Preschool Fun w/Art, craft time, ages 3-6, 10:30am, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Lectures/Talks “How Nature Works: Core Principles of Systems Sciences” w/Alder Fuller, 6:30-8:30pm, Euglena Academy, 151 Cleveland St., http://wkly.ws/30 FREE.

Native Plant Society: Flora of Steens Mountain in SE Oregon, slide show w/Dave Predeek, 7:30pm, EWEB Training Room, 500 E. 4th Ave., 345-5531. FREE.

Music Open Mic w/Uncle T, variety, 8pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

On the Air City Club of Eugene: “To Tax or Not to Tax: A Debate on Measures 66 & 67” w/J.L. Wilson & Chuck Sheketoff, 6:30-7:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoors/Recreation Try Snowshoeing, beginners outing, 9:30am-5:30pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., pre-reg. at 682-5318. $30.

GEARs Bike Ride: Social ride, rain or shine, 8-12 miles, 10am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.


tues, january 12

Sunrise 7:46am, Sunset 4:57pm, Av High 46, Av Low 33

Benefits Open Mic for Habitat for Humanity, all ages, 6:30pm, Axe & Fiddle, 641 E. Main St., Cottage Grove, 942-3878. Don.

Film Behind the Lens Seminar feat. films of Roberto Rossellini, Frank Capra & Volker Schlondorff: Germany, Year Zero, screening & discussion, 7pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, www.divacenter.org $3, $13 all eleven classes.

Gatherings Zonta Club of Eugene Meeting, buffet luncheon, 11:45am-1pm, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. Sixth Ave., RSVP to 345-7836. $15.

Lectures/Talks “Stephen Wolfram’s New Kind of Science” w/Alder Fuller, 6:30-8:30pm, Euglena Academy, 151 Cleveland St., http://wkly.ws/30 FREE.

Music Tribal Seeds, Indubious, Aclyon Massive, reggae, 8:30pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12.

Bluegrass Jam, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Gold Lake, snowshoe, 4 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Snowshoeing 101, 7pm, REI, 306 Lawrence St. FREE.


wed, january 13

Sunrise 7:46am, Sunset 4:58pm, Av High 46, Av Low 33

Film Heckler’s Night: Karate Kid, all ages, 7pm, Wandering Goat, 268 Madison St. FREE.

Gatherings Coffee w/CLASS, group consultation w/Pamela Cournoyer & Michael Clement, resolving sticky business relationships, 10am, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. Sixth Ave. FREE.

Eugene Rising Tide 2010 Kickoff: Confront the root causes of climate change & resource depletion, 7pm, Growers Market, 434 Willamette St. FREE.

Kids/Families Family Night w/Paul Prince & Bobo, funny songs & stories, food, beverages, all ages, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza, www.unklebunkle.org FREE.

Lectures/Talks “Men & Family Work: What’s Changing, What’s Not” w/Scott Coltrane, noon-1:30pm, Erb Memorial Union, UO. FREE.

Ask the Experts: Long-Term Care Q&A, 5-6pm, Eugene Chamber Building, 1401 Willamette St., RSVP to 222-9020. FREE.

“The Adaptability Project” w/Alder Fuller, 6:30-8:30pm, Euglena Academy, 151 Cleveland St., http://wkly.ws/30 FREE.

“Barack Obama, the Presidency & the Enduring Quest for Freedom” w/Sidney Milkis, 7pm, Knight Law Center, UO. 

EFT 102 Workshop: Beyond the Basics, 7pm, 466 W. 17th Ave., info at http://wkly.ws/32

Music Cahalen Morrison, roots, fingerpicking, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Chickentown, Dylan tribute, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Outdoors/Recreation GEARs Bike Ride: Average speed 16-18 mph, 50 miles & up, bring food, group sticks together, canceled if 60 or more percent chance of rain, 10:30am, Albertsons, 30th & Hilyard, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.

Reach the Summit: Climbing for a Great Cause, 7pm, REI, 306 Lawrence St. FREE.

Social Dance Cajun/Zydeco Dance, 6:30-9pm, New Day Bakery, 449 Blair Blvd., 344-0748. $3 sug. don.

Theater Very Little Theatre Backstage Tour, history, tour of set & backstage before production of The Country Girl, 12:15-1pm, VLT, 2350 Hilyard St., 729-4947. FREE.


thurs, january 14

Sunrise 7:45am, Sunset 4:59pm, Av High 46, Av Low 33

Gatherings Science Pub: Living in a Quantum World w/Michael Raymer & Steven Van Enk, analogous investigation of quantum physics, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Music The Daveys, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Stew About the Barn, learn more about adult programs, noon-1:30pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd. FREE.


corvallis events

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

Friday, Jan. 8 David Swanson & David Rovics, activist/blogger & political singer/songwriter, 7pm, Unitarian United Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 Circle Blvd., 207-7761. FREE.

Saturday, Jan. 9 Screening & Discussion: Under Our Skin, documentary about lime disease, 12:30-4pm, Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe. FREE.

Tuesday, Jan. 12 Memory Loss Support Group & Support Group for People w/Memory Loss, 1:30-3pm, Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., info at 752-1039. FREE.


attn: opps

The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to drive cancer patients to treatment and home again; for more information or to volunteer, call 434-3114.

Springfield Public Library is holding a “Why I Love My Library” arts contest for all ages; submissions may be poems, essays, stories or artwork; entry forms available at http://wkly.ws/34; deadline for submissions is Feb. 5.

Auditions will be held for a children’s performance group led by musician Rich Glauber and choreographer Margo VanUmmersen; six spots are available; for further information, call 242-1001.