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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 1.28.10





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

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Winter’s gotta be a little rough on faeries. Diaphonous wings, leafy skirts and sleeveless vests just don’t provide that much protection from the elements. But the fey folk and their human friends soldier on, and Faerieworlds’ Winter Celebration is here to offer them succor and good times. The Lane Events Center hosts a marketplace, classes and performers, and over at the McDonald Theater, faeries good and bad have their own balls at which to celebrate. Good Faeries, on Friday, get entertainment from Woodland and Delhi 2 Dublin; Saturday’s Bad Faeries can dance to steampunk band Abney Park and Beats Antique (cellist Adam Hurst opens both shows). Each ball starts at 9 pm; ticket prices vary. See www.faerieworlds.com for the full weekend schedule.



Like munching a pot brownie as opposed to huffing a lungful from a gravity bong, Eliot Lipp’s electro/techno/fusion instrumental music is best digested slowly and best appreciated as a slow burn that sneaks up on you, lodging in the fattier and flighty regions of your right hemisphere. This is not up-in-yo-face stuff, meant to grab you by the short hairs and shake you around — I mean, the guy’s latest release is titled Peace, Love, Weed 3D. Yeah, you get the idea. Listing off his major influences as hip-hop, “Bay Area and Detroit rap,” electro, ‘70s fusion, early ‘90s techno and Chicago post-rock, this Brooklyn-based musician — who also plays in bands Dark Party and Lipp Service — creates fuzzy/funky, blippy/beepy soundscapes that are underpinned by a catchy beat and a heavy groove. Lipp opens for Bassnectar and Emancipator 9pm Thursday, Feb. 4, at McDonald Theatre. $20 adv., $25 at the door.



The techno-snobs and computer geeks and digitiphiles can trot out zero-and-one scientific justifications until their CDs melt, but they’ll never convince die-hard needle junkies: Vinyl just sounds better, period. Call it nostalgia for the scratchy, staticky sound of the needle hitting the groove, but there’s a richer, deeper, dare I say more soulful feel to old records (there is also the lost art of actually having to rise from the couch to flip the platter to hear the album’s other side). If you agree with this assessment, and even if you don’t, you’d be well served to skip on down to the 22nd Annual Eugene Record Convention Sunday, Jan. 31, at the Hilton, where roundheads of all stripes can peruse a vast array of LPs, 45s, cassette tapes and, yes, CDs containing every vintage and style of music imaginable. This audio-rific extravaganza runs 10am to 5pm, and costs a mere $3 to enter.

 

 






thurs, january 28

Sunrise 7:35am | Sunset 5:18pm, Av High 48 | Av Low 34

Arts/Visual “At Hand” w/Kevin Patton & Maria del Carmen Montoya, intermedia performance, concert of structured improv built around the idea of touching things, 6:30pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway. $3 sug. don. 

Film OSPIRG Screening & Discussion: Burning the Future, documentary about health/environmental impacts of coal industry, Q&A to follow, noon-2pm, Bldg. 17, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave., http://wkly.ws/7k FREE.

“Horror & the Horrific” Film & Lecture Series: Pink Floyd’s The Wall, open to the public, 6pm, Rm. 110 Willamette Hall, UO. FREE.

Mills International Center Movie Night: Flow: For Love of Water, documentary, 6pm, EMU, UO, 346-0887. FREE.

Food/Drink MLK Culinary Arts Open House, 20 menu selections, MLK Education Center, 2727 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 434-7032. FREE.

Gatherings Build 2010 Construction Conference, free educational workshops, 2-5:30pm, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. 6th. FREE.

Committed Partners for Youth/Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Lane County Educational Pizza Party, informational meeting, food, drink, public welcome, 5:30-7pm, Pizza Research Institute, 530 Blair Blvd., 344-0833, http://wkly.ws/79

Singles Mixer, ages 21-91, coffee, wine, finger food & conversation, 5:30-7pm, Gary’s Coffee Shop, 525 High St. $5 sug. don.

Stroke Survivor Support Group, 6-7:30pm, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St., reg. at 682-5311. FREE.

Kids/Families Preschool Storytime, ages 3-6, picture books, fingerplays, rhyming songs, 11am, Sheldon Library, 1566 Coburg Rd., 682-8316. FREE.

Lectures/Talks “Who Owns Taiwan?” w/Peng Ming-min, 3:30pm, Knight Library Browsing Room, UO. FREE.

“Marble & Messages at Ephesos” w/archaeologist Barbara Burrell, illustrated talk, 6pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Eugene Astronomical Society Telescope Workshop, hands-on assistance, 7pm, EWEB Community Meeting Room, 500 E. 4th. FREE.

Literary Arts Tween Scene Book Group, talk about The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale, grades 4-6, 4-5pm; Teen Book Group Goes to the Movies, discuss book & watch screening of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: A Fable by John Boyne, grades 6-12, 4-6pm, pre-reg. at 682-8316. FREE.

IWW Reading & Discussion: “Leaders, who needs ‘em? Self-organizing alternative economies” series, topic: the Spanish Civil War, 7pm, Growers Market, 454 Willamette St., for link to reading materials, email iconoclasmo.scott@gmail.com. FREE.

Reading & Booksigning w/Elizabeth Eslami, local author of Bone Worship, 7:30pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. FREE.

Music Skinner City String Band, old-time jam, square dancing, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

The Bandest of the Bands, battle of the bands contest, six bands compete, raffle, prizes, 6:30pm, WOW Hall. $7, $5 stu.

Volifonix, Jamalia, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

On the Air ARTSJOURNAL, TV program w/art & interviews at Eugene’s White Lotus Gallery, 9pm, Comcast Cable 29. FREE to subscribers.

Spiritual Jewish Earth Day: Tu B’Shevat Seder, children’s activity day, 3pm today; Seder, 5:30pm tomorrow; Kiddush, 1pm & Kumsitz feat. singing w/Rabbi Fisher, 6:30pm Saturday, Ahavas Torah, 2935 Onyx St., RSVP to 844-1340.

Theater The Neanderthal Club, 7:30pm today through Saturday, Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd., ticket info at 744-6728.

No Shame Eugene Theater Workshop, write, direct & act in original 5-min. pieces, 7:30-9:30pm today & Thursday, Feb. 4, 126 W. Broadway, 773-573-6155. FREE.

Winner by Submission, 7:30pm today & Saturday; benefit performance for Center for Community Counseling, panel discussion w/playwright, youth advocates & others, 1pm Sunday ($20 special price, http://wkly.ws/7p); double feature w/Bang Bang You’re Dead: The 10th Anniversary Update, 7:30pm Friday, Wildish Community Theatre, 630 Main St., Spfd. $5.

The Country Girl, 8pm today, tomorrow & Saturday Very Little Theatre, 2350 Hilyard St., 344-7751. $10-$14.

Speed-the-Plow, 8pm today, tomorrow, Saturday & Thursday, Feb. 4; 2pm Sunday, Lord Leebrick Theatre Co., 540 Charnelton St., 465-1506. $10-$14.

Volunteer Pet Preparedness Community Volunteer Kick-Off Meeting, 7-8:30pm, Lane County Mental Health, 2411 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., info at http://wkly.ws/1z

 

fri, january 29

Sunrise 7:34am | Sunset 5:19pm, Av High 48 | Av Low 34

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

Benefits Eugene Symphony Gala, fundraiser for education programs, auction, cocktails, dinner, dancing, 6pm, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. 6th Ave., tickets at 687-9487.

Dance Musical Feet’s Back to the Street feat. choreography by Jeanette Frame, 7:30pm, Hult Center, 682-5000. $15, $13 kids 12 & under.

Swing Dance w/Blue Skies Band & The Jewel Tones, 8-10pm, Agate Hall, UO.

Film DIVA Open Lens Festival Screening & Discussion: Welcome to the Club: The Women of Rockabilly w/director Beth Harrington, music documentary, 7pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway. $6.

Swedish Film Series: Lilya 4-ever, by director Lukas Moodysson, screening & presentation, open to public, 7pm, 177 Lawrence Hall, UO. FREE.

Filmusik: Gamera vs. Guiron, voice actors, sound-effect artists & musicians create soundtrack to 1969 Japanese monster movie, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza, www.filmusik.com $8.

Gatherings Oregon Truffle Festival, feat. French restaurateurs Jacques & Noelle Ratier, food, seminars, training, cooking classes, truffle forays, farm tours, truffle marketplace, today, tomorrow & Sunday, several location in & around Eugene, several events at a variety of prices already sold out, for further info visit http://wkly.ws/78

City Club of Eugene Friday Forum: “Priorities for Downtown Safety” w/Police Chief Pete Kerns & Downtown Safety Task Director Susan Muir, public welcome, 11:50am-1:30pm, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. 6th Ave., www.cityclubofeugene.org. FREE.

Faerieworlds Winter Celebration feat. Good Faeries: Woodland, music, art, dance, workshop, presentations & more, 9pm, McDonald Theatre, http://wkly.ws/7c $20 adv., $30 door, $50 weekend pass.

Kids/Families Eurythmy Performance, Waldorf-derived art form expressing sound through movement, students grades 2-8 & teachers perform, 9am, Eugene Waldorf School, 1350 McLean Blvd. FREE.

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-6, picture books, fingerplays, rhyming songs, 10:15am, Bethel Library, 1990 Echo Hollow Rd., 682-5766. FREE.

W-I-N-T-E-R Bingo w/the Grand-kids, games, snacking, prizes, 11:30am-1pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., pre-reg. at 682-5318. $2.

No-School Swim Day, 1:30-3pm, Echo Hollow Pool, 1655 Echo Hollow Rd.; 1:40-3:40pm, Sheldon Pool, 2443 Willakenzie Rd. $3 kids, $3.75 adults.

Magic Show w/Jay Frasier, sleight-of-hand, physical comedy & audience participation, ages 4 & up, 3pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth Ave., Spfd. FREE.

Lectures/Talks Paleolab — Oregon’s Past Revealed: Whales of Deep Time, 11am-5pm, Museum of Natural & Cultural History, UO. $3.

“Reasons for Taking a Walk in the Dark” w/new meida artists Maria del Carmen Montoya & Kevin Patton, discussion of collaborative works, 3-4:30pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO, 346-3639.

UO Lecture: “Proust & Vermeer” w/Prof. Thomas Schestag of Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat, in English, 4pm, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

Music Cozy Evening Concert w/Sweet Papa Lowdown, swing-style jazz, 6pm, Supreme Bean, 2864 Willamette St. FREE.

Naked in Alaska, Elenora, Brahmin, I’m A Tornado, hard rock, 7pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 door.

The Blackberry Bushes, Bad Mitten Orchestre, acoustic, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $6.

Outdoors/Recreation Oregon Ducks Rugby vs. University of Victoria, 3:30pm, Riverfront Field, Millrace Rd. & Riverfront Pkwy. FREE.

Obsidians: New Wilderness Areas — Sullivan, potluck, 6:30pm, Obsidian Lodge, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Eugene Generals vs. Seattle Totems, hockeys, 7:35pm today & tomorrow, Lane Events Center-Ice, 796 W. 13th Ave. $8, $5 stu. & sen., 5 & under FREE.

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

Spiritual Jewish Earth Day: Tu B’Shevat Seder continues. See Thursday, Jan. 28.

Theater Dames at Sea, 8pm today & tomorrow; 2:30pm Sunday, Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Dr., Cottage Grove. $19, $17 stu. & sen.

The Good Doctor, 8pm today & tomorrow, Hope Theatre, 1109 Old Campus Ln., 346-4363. $14, $12 UO staff, sen. & non-UO stu., $6 UO stu.

Cats!, 8pm today & tomorrow, runs through Feb. 27, Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette St., 683-4368. $16-$39.95.

The Neanderthal Club continues. See Thursday, Jan. 28.

Winner by Submission & Bang Bang You’re Dead: The 10th Anniversary Update continue. See Thursday, Jan. 28.

The Country Girl continues. See Thursday, Jan. 28.

Speed-the-Plow continues. See Thursday, Jan. 28.

 

sat, january 30

Sunrise 7:33am | Sunset 5:21pm, Av High 48 | Av Low 34

Arts/Visual “Mona Lisa: Illusion of Life,” a visual lecture w/P.D. Frasure, afterimage, linear perspective & sfumato in Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, 1:30, MECCA, 449 Willamette St., 302-1810. $5.

Benefits Left Coast Roots Music Jubilee, acoustic show benefiting Joshua Jacob Foundation, family oriented, all-ages celebration, instrument building workshop & other activities, 2-4pm, FREE; event w/Hillstomp, Rollie Tussing III, Jerry Zybach, John Bryson, John Henzie & more, 4-11pm, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. 6th Ave. $10, 12 & under FREE.

Yoga for Haiti, fundraiser to aid Haiti relief efforts, yoga & chanting, 2-4, Freedom Yoga, 1633 Willamette St., 465-9642. $15-$100 sug. don.

Benefit Concert for Haiti feat. live music w/Gypsy Moon & North of West, fundraising for Bumi Sehat midwifery support organization, 3-9pm, Eugene Waldorf School, 1350 McLean Blvd. $15, $25 family sug. don.

SHO Wine Tasting Fundraiser, tasting, silent auction, fundraiser for Hult concerts program, 4-7pm, Hult Center. $15.

Haiti Earthquake Relief Concert w/The Last Drags, Stagger & Sway, the People’s Choice & more, 6pm-2am, Mac’s at the Vets Club, 1626 Willamette St. $5 sug. don.

FFLC Girls Aloud! Dance Party, Doctors w/out Borders fundraiser for Haiti, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza, http://wkly.ws/7a $7, $5 w/two non-perishable food don.

Artist Trading Card In-Person Swap, trade your ATCs with other artists, 11am-12:30pm, MECCA, 449 Willamette St., 302-1810.

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

Lane County Farmers’ Winter Market, 10am-2pm, Downtown, 8th & Oak, 431-4923. 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.

Film DIVA Open Lens Festival Seminar: “Making Music Doc-umentaries: The Sound & the Fury” w/director Beth Harrington, 9:30am-noon. $40, $25 stu.; Youth Visions’ Teen Video Challenge Screening, variety of teen video work screened for competition, 2pm today & 1pm tomorrow, don.; Competitive Short Film Program, screening of short films in a variety of genres, 7pm today & 3pm tomorrow, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway. $6.

Gatherings Indoor Garage & Craft Sale, sale of donated items, book sale, refreshments, 9am-5pm, Broadway Events Center, Veneta.

Alpaca Breeders Connection Open Ranch Day, tour alpaca ranches, buy alpaca fibers, 10am-4pm, several locations around Lane County, info & map at http://wkly.ws/7b FREE.

Faerieworlds Marketplace, feat. faerie artist Amy Brown & Labyrinth actor Toby Froud, music, vendors, storytelling, puppets, workshops, demos, costume contest & more, 10am-5pm today & tomorrow, Lane Events Center Performance Hall, 796 W. 13th Ave. FREE.

Spanish Language Storytime, stories & songs, all ages, noon, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St. FREE.

Eugene Pokemon League, noon-3pm, The Coaching Center, 4750 Village Plaza Loop, 653-0111. FREE.

Alternative Education Fair, info on school resources, meet representatives of various types of schools, 1-4pm, Downtown Library, 682-8316. FREE.

Robert Burns Supper-Dance, 6- 10pm, Vet’s Club, 1625 Willamette St. $25.

Faerieworlds Winter Celebration feat. Bad Faeries: Abney Park, music, art, dance, workshop, presentations & more, 9pm, McDonald Theatre, http://wkly.ws/7c $27.50 adv., $32 door, $50 weekend pass.

Oregon Truffle Festival continues. See Friday.

Kids/Families Family Snowshoe Day, learn basics, guided walk, limited gear available, ages 8 & up, 8:30am, River House, 301 N. Adams St. $15.

Eugene Ballet Co.’s Punch & Judy, new “kid friendly” show, 11am & 1pm, Hult Center. $15, $10 youth.

Family Music Time w/Anahid Bertrand of Early Ears, multi-lingual singing, dancing, all ages, 10:15am, Downtown Library, pre-reg. at 682-8316. FREE.

Waldorf School Puppet Show, teachers perform fairy tale w/silk marionette puppets, all ages, 11am, Eugene Waldorf School, 1350 McLean Blvd. FREE.

Storytime in Spanish w/Emily, stories, songs & fun, all ages, noon, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Dog Tale Time, grades 1-6, 15-minute sessions reading to trained dogs, 2-3:30, Downtown Library, pre-reg. at 682-5450. FREE.

Lectures/Talks How to Pay for College in One Day, help w/financial aid process, attaining scholarships & more, 8:30am-3:30pm, Center for Meeting & Learning, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave., reg. at 463-5252. FREE.

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

The Fruit Bats w/Tu Fawning, rock, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Ruins of Ooah, trance, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Lava Lake, snowshoe, 7 miles, 300 ft.; Spencer Butte, trail maintenance, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

GEARs Bike Ride: Junction City via River Loop 1, River Rd., Love Lake, rtn. Prairie Rd., 30 miles, bring food, 10am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org FREE.

WinterFest, snowshoe demos, activities, vendor booths, snacks, dress for snow, 10am-4pm, Gold Lake SnoPark, Hwy 58. FREE.

Lichen Walk w/expert Daphne Stone, informational hike, 10am-noon, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd. $5.

Washington Park Spray Play Open House, preview design, check out sample tiles, snack, express yourself, 11am-1pm, Washington Park Center, 2025 Washington St., info at http://wkly.ws/7o FREE.

Roller Derby: Inaugural Brawl w/Emerald City Rollergirls, Andro-medolls, Chruch of Sk8in, Flat Track Furies & Canada’s Bad Reputations, 5pm, Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. $12 adv., $15 door.

Eugene Generals vs. Seattle Totems continues. See Friday.

Spiritual Jewish Earth Day: Tu B’Shevat Seder continues. See Thursday, Jan. 28.

Theater The Neanderthal Club continues. See Thursday, Jan. 28.

The Country Girl continues. See Thursday, Jan. 28.

Winner by Submission continues. See Thursday, Jan. 28.

Speed-the-Plow continues. See Thursday, Jan. 28.

Dames at Sea continues. See Friday.

The Good Doctor continues. See Friday.

Cats! continues. See Friday.

 

sun, january 31

Sunrise 7:31am | Sunset 5:22pm, Av High 48 | Av Low 34

Benefits Wildish Theatre Benefit for Center for Community Counseling, staging of Winner by Submission, 1pm, Wildish Theatre, 630 Main St., Spfd. $20.

Film DIVA Open Lens Festival Seminar: “Anatomy of a Personal Documentary” w/director Beth Harrington, 9:30am-noon, $40, $25 stu.; Competitive Short Film Program screening & Youth Visions’ Teen Video Challenge Screening continue; see Saturday, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, www.divacenter.org.

Centrifugal Cinema: V is for Ven-detta, all ages, 7pm, Wandering Goat, 268 Madison St. FREE.

Food/Drink La Fheile Brighid: An Ceangal Mara Foundation’s Celtic Community Feast, Irish food, ceremony of returning light, 6pm, Govinda’s Restaurant, 4030 River Rd., 686-6136. $10.

Gatherings Eugene Record Convention, 22nd annual gathering, all eras/genres/styles of records/tapes/CDs & music memorabilia for sale, 100 independent vendor tables, 10am-5pm, Hilton Eugene, 66 E. 6th Ave., info at http://wkly.ws/7q, 485-7920. $3.

Videotape Sales, used VHS for adults & kids for 50 cents, noon-4pm, Downtown Library, 682-5450. FREE.

Crab Crack, celebration of Newport’s crab fishermen & processing plants, music w/The Nettles, auctions, crab dinner & more, 4pm, Agate Beach Inn Best Western, Newport, 541-265-7509. $25-$55.

Season for Nonviolence Opening Ceremony w/keynote speaker Dr. Steven Shankman, comments by Mayor Kitty Piercy, Veena Howard & others, 6pm, First Christian Church, 12th & Oak, 747-3887. Don.

Oregon Tuffle Festival continues. See Friday.

Faerieworlds Marketplace continues. See Saturday.

Lectures/Talks “Yoga as Wellness Investment” w/Dave Curtis, 3pm, Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St. $5-$10 sug. don.

Music UO Ensemble: University Symphony w/Conductor Wayne Bennett, feat. saxophonist Idit Shner, works by Stravinsky, Walter Piston & Bruce Miller, 3pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu. & sen.

Johanna, John Shipe, singer/songwriters, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Matt the Electrician, acoustic, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $6.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: JoAnn & Lorin Lakes, cross-country skiing, 10 miles, 1,000 ft., sign up at Eugene YMCA.

GEARs Bike Ride: Lorane (town) via Fox Hollow, rtn. Bailey Hill, 50 miles, food stops, 10am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org FREE.

Eco-Advocates Hike, guided hike into threatened ancient forest in McKenzie Watershed, 11am, meet at 454 Willamette St., RSVP to 543-1253. FREE.

Pets Ask the Vet w/holistic veterinarian Doreen Hock, dog & cat health questions, 10am, The Healthy Pet, 2777 Friendly St., 343-3411. FREE.

Spiritual “How to use it” w/Rev. Linda Finley, inspirational talk, all welcome, 10:30am, Center for Spiritual Living, 390 Vernal, 485-0035. FREE.

Theater Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre, circus act feat. dogs, cats, geese, doves, mice, ferrets & more, 2:30pm, Hult Center. $20-$28.

Winner by Submission continues. See Thursday, Jan. 28.

Speed-the-Plow continues. See Thursday, Jan. 28.

Dames at Sea continues. See Friday.

 

mon, february 1

Sunrise 7:30am | Sunset 5:23pm, Av High 48 | Av Low 34

Gatherings Local Food Connection: Linking Farmers, Fishers & Food Buyers, meet-up & info-share about building/maintaining sustainable food networks, 7:30am-3:30pm, LCC Center for Meeting & Learning, 4000 E. 30th Ave. $20.

Lectures/Talks “Bee All That You Can Bee: Pollinator Gardening for the Masses” w/botanist/ecologist Bruce Newhouse, all welcome, 7pm, EWEB Training Center, 500 E. 5th St. FREE.

Music Eugene Symphonic Band Winter Concert w/Conductor Burnette Dillon, feat. “Overture to Candide,” “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” & more, 7:30pm, Beall Hall, UO. $6, $4 stu. & sen.

On the Air City Club of Eugene: “Priorities for Downtown Safety” w/Police Chief Pete Kerns & Downtown Safety Task Director Susan Muir, 6:30-7:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Spiritual Open Heart Med-itation, 5:30-6:45pm, 310 Fulvue, 914-0431. FREE.

 

tues, february 2

Sunrise 7:29am | Sunset 5:23pm, Av High 49 | Av Low 34

Arts/Visual Springfield’s Attic, display of art/artifacts from museums attic storage, 10am-4pm today through Thursday, Feb. 4; continues through Nov. 2, Springfield Museum, 590 Main St., Spfd. $2, under 18 FREE.

Film Behind the Lens Seminar feat. films of Roberto Rossellini, Frank Capra & Volker Schlondorff: Capra’s It Happened One Night, screening & discussion, 7pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, www.divacenter.org $3 door.

Kids/Families Tiny Tots Storytime, reading aloud for 1 year olds, singing, playtime; Toddler Storytime, aged 2, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library. FREE.

Lectures/Talks “Pre-scription Drug Dependence, Chronic Pain & Addiction” w/Ronald Schwerzler, open to public, 6:30pm, Sacred Heart Medical Center Auditorium, 1255 Hilyard. FREE.

“Climate & Evolution in Eastern Oregon: Fifty Million Years of Change” w/geological sciences professor Greg Retallack, public welcome, 7pm, Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

“Going to Bat for Habitat: Understanding the Vital Links Between Bats & Native Willamette Valley Habitat” w/Pat Ormsbee, 7-9pm, EWEB North Building, 500 E. 4th Ave. FREE.

“Flora of Steens Mountain in SE Oregon” w/Dave Predeek, discussion, slide show, open to public, 7pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St., 937-1404. FREE.

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

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Spencer Butte, hike, 6.5 miles, 1,500 ft., sign up at Eugene YMCA.

 

wed, february 3

Sunrise 7:28am | Sunset 5:26pm, Av High 49 | Av Low 34

Benefits Five for 50 Fundraiser for Haiti, Eugene restaurants Café Soriah (5-10pm), Café Zenon (5-10pm), Casablanca (11am-7pm), Beppe & Gianni’s (5-9pm) & La Perla Pizza (5-9pm) will donate half of their sales to Mercy Corps’ relief efforts in Haiti, call 684-4000 for further info.

Film Heckler’s Night: The Never Ending Story, all ages, 7pm, Wandering Goat, 268 Madison St. FREE.

Gatherings MindFreedom Roundtable, topic: mental health client empowerment in Lane County, moderated discussion, 5:30pm, Growers Market, 454 Willamette St., 345-9106. FREE.

Compassionate Friends Meeting, support group for families who have experienced death of a child, 7pm, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1062 Charnelton, 688-1626. FREE.

Eugene Rising Tide Meeting, confronting root causes of climate change & resource depletion, open to public, 7pm, Growers Market, 434 Willamette St. FREE.

Health Care for All Oregon Eugene Chapter Meeting, updates, plans for action, 7-8:30pm, EWEB Community Room, 500 E. 4th Ave.

Kids/Families Preschool Storytime, ages 3-6, picture books, fingerplays, rhyming songs, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library, 682-8316. FREE.

Tot Time, activities for parents & preschoolers, in conjunction w/”PaleoLab” exhibit, stories, education, participation, 11am-noon, Museum of Natural & Cultural History, UO. FREE.

Family Night w/Unkle Bunkle, music, food, beverages, all ages, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Lectures/Talks Northwest EcoBuilding Guild Presentation: “Green Roofs” w/Dancing Lizard Garden’s David Diamond & “Con-ceptual Design for Transforming Lane County Fairgrounds” w/the Lane County Fairgrounds Repair Project, 7pm, BRING’s Planet Improvement Center, 4446 Franklin Blvd. FREE.

“More Than A Few Good Men: Why Some Men Hurt Women & How All Men Can Help” w/Jackson Katz, open to public, 7:30pm, EMU Ballroom, UO, 346-1198. FREE.

Music Sea Bell, Sea to City, indie, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Outdoors/Recreation GEARs Bike Ride: Average speed 16-18 mph, 50 miles & up, bring food, 10:30am, Albertsons, 30th & Hilyard, www.eugenegears.org. FREE.

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

“Basics of the Spiritual Life — Plus” w/Alan Zundel, 7-8:30pm, Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St. Don.

 

thurs, february 4

Sunrise 7:27am | Sunset 5:27pm, Av High 49 | Av Low 34

Film “Horror & the Horrific” Film & Lecture Series: Pink Floyd’s Videodrome, open to the public, 6pm, Rm. 110 Willamette Hall, UO. FREE.

Mills International Center Movie Night: Wall-E, animated Disney film, 6pm, EMU, UO, 346-0887. FREE.

Kids/Families Preschool Storytime, ages 3-6, picture books, fingerplays, rhyming songs, 11am, Sheldon Library, 1566 Coburg Rd., 682-8316. FREE.

Lectures/Talks “Tales from the Field: International Adoption” w/cultural anthropologist Jessaca Leinaweaver, illustrated talk, 6pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

“J Street Comes to Eugene” w/national simulcast of executive director Jeremy Ben-Ami, political arm of pro-Israel, pro-peace movement advancing commitment to Israeli/Palestinian peace & security, public welcome, 7-9pm, Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th Ave.

“Manuscript: Historical Roots of the Modern Manuscript Book” w/book artist Suzanne Moore, illustrated talk, 7:30pm, Lawrence Hall, UO. FREE.

Music Young Men’s Ensemble, 11:15am, Hult Center Lobby. FREE.

“Heart & Soul: Words by Frank Loesser” w/Steve Stone & The Emerald City Jazz Kings, tribute to songwriter, 7:30pm, The Shedd, 868 High St., www.theshedd.org, 434-7000. $22-$30.

UO Faculty Dance Concert: Dance 2010, 8pm today through Saturday, Feb. 6, Robinson Theatre, UO. $10, $5 stu. & sen.

Water Tower Bucket Boys, Karrgo Bossajova, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3-$10.

Mossy Top, bluegrass, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Bassnectar w/special guests Eman-cipator, Eliot Lipp, 9pm, McDonald Theatre. $20 adv., $25 door.

Theater Move Over Mrs. Markham, 8pm today through Saturday; 2pm Sunday; through Feb. 20, Blue Door Theatre, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave. $10, $8 stu. sen.

No Shame Eugene Theater Workshop, write, direct & act in original 5-min. pieces, 7:30-9:30pm, 126 W. Broadway, 773-573-6155. FREE.

Speed-the-Plow continues. See Thursday, Jan. 28.

 

corvallis events

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

Friday, Jan. 29 “Heart & Soul: Words by Frank Loesser” w/Steve Stone & The Emerald City Jazz Kings, 7:30pm, La Sells Stewart Center, tickets at 434-7000. $20.

Love Song, 8pm today & tomorrow; 2:30pm Sunday, through Feb. 14, Black Box Theatre, Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave., 541-368-7092. $19, $16 sen. & stu.

Saturday, Jan. 30 Between the Cracks Forum feat. music w/Dana Reason Trio CD Release Party, 7pm, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 SW West Hills Rd. $5-$10, stu. FREE.

Tuesday, Feb. 2 Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show, multi-media, music/moving image show, 10am, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., 766-6784.

Thursday, Feb. 4 Shirley Valentine, 7pm today & tomorrow; 2pm Sunday, Feb. 6, Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., 738-7469. $13, $11 sen., stu. & group disc.

 

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Singers under the age of 21 are encouraged to apply for inclusion in the 2010 Kidz Rock Concert Series; send photo, bio and links to awecindy@efn.org.

Applications are available for up to $20,000 for Oregon musicians to study in the United States or abroad; deadline to submit application is Feb. 22; available on line at http://wkly.ws/7s or call 541-758-7827.

The Climate Masters at Work Program is accepting applications; classes begin Feb. 16; call 463-4605.

Oregon Ballet Foundation and Lane Arts Council are cosponsoring an all boys, tuition-free, ballet class; for additional information visit http://wkly.ws/7t or call 338-7800.

The Rivertones have openings for new tenor/baritones; call Jan Felton for info at 744-1097.

Echo Hollow Pool is available for rent and offers birthday party packages; for details on times, days, decorations provided and costs, call 682-5525.

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