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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 2.18.10





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

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This Thursday, Feb. 18, the Eugene Symphony performs a real coup: New York composer Steven Stucky’s 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning Second Concerto for Orchestra, a potent piece that appeals as much to fans of traditional orchestral music as to new music seekers. Musical conservatives can take solace in Beethoven’s stirring Piano Concerto #4, starring one of today’s finest pianists, Angela Hewitt, hitherto best known for her Bach interpretations, and in Vaughan Williams’ ever popular Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. $15-$35; tickets at http://wkly.ws/bt or call 541-682-5000.



Descending from a long line of hardbitten, weatherbeaten singer/songwriters like Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, up through John Prine and Steve Earle, James McMurtry plays gritty, boozy country rock in the old style. With a voice that sounds whiskey-scorched and world weary, McMurtry (son of acclaimed author Larry) sings sad songs about living and dying and all the crap stuff that happens in between. He and Jonny Burke play WOW Hall at 8:30pm Saturday, Feb. 20.



 

 

 






thurs, feb 18

Sunrise 7:07am; Sunset 5:47pm, Av High 51; Av Low 35

Benefits Political Fundraiser to Elect Jerry Rust for West Lane County Commissioner, 5-7pm, Tsunami Bookstore, 2585 Willamette St., www.jerryrust.com

V-Day Benefit Performance: The Vagina Monologues, fundraiser for SASS, Womenspace & Ophelia’s Place, silent auction, donations welcome, 7:30pm, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St., info at 344-1229. $10.

Dance SHOcase: Upstart Crow Dancers, dance, vocal & acting performance by artists ages 9-17, bring your lunch, 11:15am, Hult Center lobby. FREE.

Film International Film Series: The Corporation, documentary on psychopathic leanings of the American corporation feat. Noam Chomsky & Milton Friedman, 6pm, Mills International Center, UO. FREE.

Gatherings Lane County Public Health H1N1 Flu Vaccine Walk-In Clinics, open to anyone over the age of 6 months, 10am-4pm, Lane Community College South Cafeteria, 4000 E. 30th Ave.; 10am-4pm Tuesday, Gateway Mall near Sears, Spfd.; 10am-4pm Wednesday, Valley River Center near Regal Cinemas, 800-978-3040. FREE.

League of Women Voters of Lane County Meeting, feat. guest speaker former Oregon Gov. Barbara Roberts, first & only woman state governor, lunch banquet at 11:45am, $10; meeting at 12:15pm, Mallard Banquet Hall, 725 W. First St., 343-7917. FREE.

Rally to Urge Sen. Ron Wyden to support TRADE act, save jobs & support fair trade, noon, outside Senator’s office, 405 E. 8th Ave., RSVP to eugene@oregonforfairtrade.org.

Voter Power Patient Resource Day, assistance matching patients w/growers, for Oregon Medical Marijuana Program cardholders only,  & 4-6pm today & Thursday, Feb. 25; 5-7pm Wednesday, Voter Power, 687 River Ave., info at 844-1220. $10.

“Global Trends, Local Choices” Event, clips & comments on Jan Spencer’s upcoming speaking tour, audience participation, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Connecting Eugene Strategy Meeting, discussion of proposed development of Riverfront Research Park buildings & parking lots, 7-9pm, Growers Market, 454 Willamette St., 937-3007. FREE.

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

Lectures/Talks Pruning Roses, 10am-noon, 4110 Hampshire Lane. $5 sug. don.

“Now is the Right Time for Living Buildings, Sites & Communities” w/Eden Brukman, talk & social hour, 5:30-7:30pm, Davis’ Restaurant, 94 W. Broadway, RSVP to 682-5541. $5, stu. & mem. FREE.

Lane County Historical Museum Speaker: “The Sikh Community” w/Sathanuman S. Khalsa, 6pm, Lane County Historical Museum, 740 W. 13th Ave. FREE.

Community Gardener Certificate Series: Secrets of Great Soil, 6:30-9pm, OSU Extension Services, 950 W. 13th Ave. $10 per class, $95 for 8-class series.

Presidential Lecture: “The Question of Torture” w/Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh, 7pm, EMU Ballroom, UO, advance tickets available at EMU. FREE.

“A Musical Conversation with Steven Stucky” pre-concert conversation/performance, Q&A w/conductor, performance by Eugene Youth Symphony, 7pm, Hult Center. FREE.

Music Thursday Night Live w/Lowtide Drifters, rock, country, 7pm, Territorial Vineyards, 907 W. 3rd Ave. FREE.

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, fiddle & guitar, Celtic, jazz, 6pm, $18.75, $13.75 kids; show, 7:30pm, The Shedd, 868 High St., www.theshedd.org, 687-6526. $22-$30.

Eugene Symphony: Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, feat. conductor Danail Rachev & pianist Angela Hewitt, also feat. works by Vaughn Williams & Stucky, 8pm, Hult Center, Hult Center, tickets at http://wkly.ws/ad or 682-5000. $15-$53.

Tea Leaf Green w/Jerry Hannon, rock, 9pm, WOW Hall. $13 adv., $15 door.

Loop Hole, hip-hop, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Pre-trip Meeting for High Desert Cross-Country/Snowshoe Trip, mandatory for March 1-3 outing, 3pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., 682-5318. $80.

Theater Move Over Mrs. Markham, 8pm today, tomorrow & Saturday, Blue Door Theatre, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave. $10, $8 stu. & sen.

 

fri, feb 19

Sunrise 7:06am; Sunset 5:48pm, Av High 51; Av Low 35

Benefits Haiti Benefit Concert w/Forest Waters, Big Roy & the Twigs, No Gentlemen, 7-9pm, North Eugene High School, 200 Silver Lane. $3.

French Night Out, dinner, no host bar, live auction, 21 & over, fundraiser for Little French School, 8:30pm, Laurelwood Golf Course, 2700 Columbia St., info at 912-9682. $35.

Dance Work Dance Company’s Love Game, 7:30pm, Hult Center, tickets at http://wkly.ws/bj $15.

Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene feat. Audralina, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $4.

Film Swedish Film Series: The Falcon’s Eye directed by Mikael Kristersson, screening & presentation, open to public, 7pm, 177 Lawrence Hall, UO. FREE.

Gatherings Women’s Stroke Survivor Support Group, 9:30-11am, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St. FREE.

City Club Friday Forum: “The Promise of Reason: The Need for Civil Disagreement, Argument & Debate in American Society” w/David Frank, 11:50am-1:15pm, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. Sixth. $5, members FREE.

Pacifica Forum: “A Critical Analysis of the Holocaust-Denial Industry by a Jew” w/Barry Sommer, 5pm, Agate Hall, UO, 344-0483. FREE.

Carnival Mardi Gras Party, 8:30pm, Overtime Grill, 770 S. Bertelsen, 342-5028. FREE.

Off The Waffle One-Year Celebration w/Blair St. Mugwumps, 9-11pm, Off The Waffle, 2540 Willamette St.

Kids/Families “Superheroes” Family Fun Night, dress up like a superhero, swim, activities, all ages, 6-9pm, Sheldon Community Pool, 2445 Willakenzie Rd., 682-5312. FREE.

Lectures/Talks “Eyewitness from Haiti: An Un-natural Disaster” w/Haiti survivor & aid worker Jesse Hagopan, presentation on Haitian history, 7pm, EMU Ballroom, UO. FREE.

Eugene Natural History Society Talk w/geologist Greg Retallack, past climate crises, 7:30pm, Willamette Hall, Rm. 100, UO. FREE.

Music Chris Kokesh (of Misty River), bluegrass, folk, in-store performance, noon, CD World, 3215 W. 11th. FREE; concert at 7:30pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. $10 adv., $12 door.

“A Little Knight Music” UO Flute & Bassoon Recital, 5pm, Knight Library Browsing Room, UO. FREE.

ReadyMade Memories, 6pm, Buzz Coffee Shop, UO. FREE.

Cozy Evening Concerts w/Brooks Robertson, acoustic, 6pm, Supreme Bean, 2864 Willamette St. FREE.

Friday Night Wine Down w/R&R NW Express, guitar duo, wine tasting, 6pm, A Taste Gourmet, 270 W. 6th Ave., Junction City. FREE.

Mark Slaymaker, blues, 6:30pm, The Wine House, 1591 Willamette St. FREE.

Richard Thompson, singer/songwriter, dinner at 6pm, $18.75, $13.75 kids; show at 7:30pm, The Shedd, 868 High St., www.theshedd.org, 687-6526. $29-$37.

Michael Weiss w/the Swing Shift Big Band, piano, 7:30pm, Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd., tickets at 953-2413.

Music of Japan w/Mitsuki Dazai & James Nyoraku Schlefer, koto, shakuhachi, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $12, $8 stu.

Vagabond Opera, Jason Webley, Elena Villa, cabaret, 8pm, WOW Hall. $13 adv., $15 door.

Yeltsin CD Release, rock, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation First Quarter Fridays Star Party w/Eugene Astronomical Society, telescopes available, 6pm, College Hill Reservoir, 24th Ave. $ Lawrence St. FREE.

Eugene Generals Hockey, final home game, fan appreciation night, 7:35pm, Lane Events Center-Ice, 796 W. 13th Ave. $8, $5 stu. & sen., kids under 5 FREE.

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

Theater Dancing at Lughnasa, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, South Eugene High School Little Theater, 400 E. 19th Ave., tickets at http://wkly.ws/a8, 790-8070. $8, $5 stu.

Roving Park Players’ Miss Lulu Bett, 7pm today & tomorrow; 2pm Sunday, New Zone Gallery, 164 W. Broadway. FREE.

Move Over Mrs. Markham continues. See Thursday, Feb. 18.

CATS, 8pm today & tomorrow; 2pm Sunday brunch matinee, Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette St., 683-4368. $16-$39.95.

 

sat, feb 20

Sunrise 7:04am; Sunset 5:49pm, Av High 52; Av Low 35

Benefits Polar Plunge w/former UO quarterback Joey Harrington, fundraiser for Special Olympics, jump into the Willamette River, 10:30am, Maurie Jacobs Park. Don.

Pleasant Hill Community Theatre Music Blast w/Halie Loren & Matt Treader, Coast Fork Ramblers, Matthew Pavilanis, Calamity Jane, refreshments, fundraiser for youth programs, 7pm, Pleasant Hill Community Theatre, 35571 Zephyr Way, 988-1195. $10 adv., $12 door.

Sweet Leaf Valentine Ball, fundraiser for Emerald Empire HempFest, 8pm-1am, Voter Power Office, 687 River Ave., 517-0957. $5 couple/person.

Talent Show, variety, fundraiser for Family School, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5-$20.

Comedy “Late Winter Laughs” w/the Comedy Workout, stand-up, 8-9:30pm, Downtown Lounge, 959 Pearl. $5.

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

Food/Drink Bread Baking: Flatbreads, 9:30am-2:30pm, FFLC, 770 Bailey Hill Rd., pre-reg. at 682-4246. $30, includes lunch, bread & recipes.

Gatherings Frontier Heritage Fair, artifact displays, presentations, music, historic demos, kids’ activities, 9am-6pm today & 9am-4pm tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave. $3, kids 12 & under FREE.

Oregon Asian Celebration, food, entertainment, cooking & craft demos, kids’ activities, film, art & marketplace, 10am-7pm today & 10am-6pm tomorrow, Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. $4.

Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market, 10am-4pm today & tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave. $1.50.

Winter Book Sale, 10am-4pm today & noon-4pm tomorrow, Siuslaw Public Library, 1460 Ninth St., Florence.

Urban Logging Demonstration, in conjunction w/BRING’s gallery exhibit “Knock on Wood,” demo on how to make boards from salvaged trees, 11am; Tour of Urban Lumber in Springfield, 1pm, BRING Recycling, 4446 Franklin Blvd. FREE.

Kids/Families Bilingual Family Fiesta, fun in Spanish & English, all ages, 11am-noon, Bethel Library, 1990 Echo Hollow Rd., 682-5766. FREE.

Family Music Fun Time w/West Wind Flutes, all ages welcome, 1pm, 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 Pruning Fruit Trees, 10am-noon, 4110 Hampshire Lane. $5 sug. don.

Literary Arts DIVA Poetry Reading: Laton Carter & Colette Tennant, 5pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway.

Music Chamber Music w/The Riverside String Quartet & The Uncalled For, noon-3pm, Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St., Spfd. FREE.

DoublePlusGood, electro-pop duo, in-store performance, 3pm, CD World, 3215 W. 11th Ave. FREE.

La Catrina, string quartet, 7pm, Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., Florence. $20.

4 Stories High, inspirational, 7pm, Center for Spiritual Living, 390 Vernal St., 485-0035. $10 sug. don.

James McMurtry, Jonny Burke, country, rock, 8:30pm, WOW Hall. $15 adv., $18 door.

Sideroads, roots, 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $6.

Post-concert Celebration w/Eugene Symphony bassist Greg Nathan & Michael Denny, 8-10pm, Eugene Hilton lobby, 66 E. Sixth Ave. FREE.

Shantala, sacred chanting, 8pm, Unity of the Valley, 3912 Dillard Rd., tickets at 465-9642. $20 adv., $25 door.

Les Claypool w/Beats Antique, 8:30pm, McDonald Theatre. $25 adv., $28 door.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Gold Lake, snowshoe, 5.2 miles; Eagle Point, snowshoe, 4.5 miles; Larison Rock, hike, 11 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Cascadia Wildlands Kentucky Falls Hike, explore primeval rainforest, 15 person limit, 8am-6pm, RSVP to 514-2347.

Audubon Birdwalk w/Noah Strycker, all levels of birders welcome, 8am, South Eugene High School, E. 19th Ave. & Patterson St. $3 sug. don.

GEARs Bike Ride: Bike path, 10 miles, 1pm, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org FREE.

Rugby Day: Eugene Women’s Rugby vs. Budd Bay, 11am; Eugene Men’s Rugby vs. Seattle Quake, 1pm, Agnes Stewart Middle School, 900 S. 32nd St., Spfd. FREE.

Social Dance Spencer Creek Grange Barn Dance, feat. music w/the Old Time Fiddlers, 7-10pm, Spencer Creek Grange, 86013 Lorane Hwy. Don.

Oregon Ballroom Dance Club Winter Formal, no partner or experience necessary, 7:30-11:30pm, EMU Ballroom, UO. $7, $5 stu.

Theater Avenue Q, musical, 8pm today & 2pm tomorrow, Hult Center, tickets at http://wkly.ws/bj $32.50-$52.50.

Dancing at Lughnasa continues. See Thursday, Feb. 18.

Miss Lulu Bett continues. See Friday.

CATS continues. See Friday.

Move Over Mrs. Markham continues. See Thursday, Feb. 18.

Volunteer Walama Restoration Project: Maurie Jacobs Park riverfront, installing native plants & mulching, tools, gloves & refreshments provided, no experience necessary, 9:30am-12:30pm, meet at west end of Greenway Bridge, RSVP & info at 484-3939.

 

sun, feb 21

Sunrise 7:03am; Sunset 5:51pm, Av High 52; Av Low 35

Benefits Sr. B’s Rock and Roll All Stars, student music recital to benefit Haiti, 2-5pm, Cozmic Pizza. $1-$5 sug. don.

“Africa at Your Doorstep” Slideshow & Dance Benefit, fundraiser for Guinea Land Project, drum & dance demo, performance, Q&A, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. $10.

Egan Warming Center Benefit Concert w/Hawk Nelson, RootDown & Calling Simon, 6pm, First Baptist Church, 3550 Fox Meadow Rd. $10 w/article of warm winter clothing.

Gatherings Eugene Rainbow Family Potluck, bring utensils, drummers welcome, 1-6pm, Growers Market, 454 Willamette St. FREE.

Lane County Chapter ACLU of Oregon Membership Meeting, feat. “Inside Guantanamo” talk w/Bryan Lessley, open to public, 2-4pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, 477 E. 40th Ave. FREE.

Frontier Heritage Fair continues. See Saturday.

Oregon Asian Celebration continues. See Saturday.

Winter Book Sale continues. See Saturday.

Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market continues. See Saturday.

Kids/Families Family Music Time w/Anahid Bertrand, singing & dancing, all ages, 3pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

The Making of Tyrannosaur’us Car’us w/author Mark Koenig, multi-media event celebrating children’s book, all ages welcome, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Lectures/Talks “Nature Photography in a Digital World” w/David Stone, 1-3pm, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Visitors Center, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd., 747-1504. $25, $20 mem.

“Best Sex Writing 2010” Reading & Booksigning w/Janet Hardy, Kerry Cohen & Rachel Kramer Bussel, cupcakes, 6pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. FREE.

Literary Arts “Italian Immigrants in America” w/author & historian Vincenza Scarpaci, 2pm, Lane County Historical Museum, 740 W. 13th Ave. FREE.

Music OMP’s Chamber Music & Chocolate Series presents “Benny’s Gig: Celebrating the Voices of Winds & Strings with Mozart, Prokofiev & Morton Gould” feat. Matt Fuller, Clark Spencer, Rick Carter, Cheryl Denice & Blake McGee, 2:30pm, United Lutheran Church, 2230 Washington St., tickets at 345-6648. $15, $10 stu. & sen.

Taihei Ensemble: Music of the Pacific Rim, new UO ensemble, 3pm, 190 Music, UO. FREE.

Los Lonely Boys, in-store performance, 4pm, CD World, 3215 W. 11th. FREE; Acoustic Brotherhood Tour, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $25 adv., $30 door.

Swollen Members, hip-hop, 8pm, WOW Hall. $12 adv., $14 door.

The Parson Red Heads w/DoublePlusGood, indie, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Maiden Peak Saddle Loop, cross-country ski, 12 miles; Maklaks Trail, cross-country ski/snowshoe, 5 miles; Washburne & China Creek, hike, 5 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Family Snowshoe Day, learn basics w/professional guide, limited snowshoes available for loan, ages 8 & up, 8:30am, River House, 301 N. Adams St. $15, transportation included.

GEARs Bike Ride: Walterville, rtn. McKenzie View, 48 miles, 10am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org FREE.

Theater Avenue Q continues. See Saturday.

Miss Lulu Bett continues. See Friday.

CATS continues. See Friday.

 

mon, feb 22

Sunrise 7:01am; Sunset 5:52pm, 

Av High 52; Av Low 35

BENEFITS Gear Swap Sale & Fundraiser, fundraiser for Iceaxemen Inc., 5-9pm, South Eugene High School, 400 E. 19th Ave.

Film Teen Movie Night: Grease, teens only, pizza & refreshments, 4-6pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Lectures/Talks Sustainable Landscape Training, 8am-4pm today & tomorrow, OSU Extension Services, 950 W. 13th Ave., pre-reg. at 682-7308. $50.

Pruning Roses, 12:30-2pm, Viking Sal Senior Center, 245 W. 5th Ave., Junction City. $5 sug. don.

Jeremiah Lecture: “Crime & Punishment in China: A History of Penal Systems in the 20th Century” w/Indiana University professor Klaus Muelhahn, 4pm, Knight Library Browsing Room, UO. FREE.

Music Pre-concert Reception for Chamber Music Amici, 6pm, Emerald Arts Center, 500 Main St., Spfd. FREE.

Chamber Music Amici Concert, variety, 7:30pm, Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd.

On the Air City Club of Eugene: “The Promise of Reason: The Need for Civil Disagreement, Argument & Debate in American Society” w/David Frank, 6:30-7:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Outdoors/Recreation Island Lake Snowshoe, 3-5 miles, bring your own gear, food & water, 8:45am-5:30pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., info & reg. at 682-5318. $35, includes transportation.

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

 

tues, feb 23

Sunrise 6:59am; Sunset 5:53pm, Av High 52; Av Low 35

Film Behind the Lens Seminar: Frank Capra’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, screening & discussion, 7pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, www.divacenter.org $3 door.

IWW Screening: Zapatista, 7:30pm, Growers Market, 454 Willamette St. FREE.

Gatherings Lane Care Share Inaugural Public Meeting, share a ride, reduce environmental impact, 6:30pm, Downtown Library, info at http://wkly.ws/bp

Lane County Public Health H1N1 Flu Vaccine Walk-In Clinics continue. See Thursday, Feb. 18.

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 Arts Grants Drop-In Sessions, grant info & explanation, 4:30-5:30pm today & tomorrow, Midtown Arts Center, 1590 Willamette St., info at 485-2278.

“The Current Human Rights Situation in Southern Mexico” w/Victor Hugo Lopez, recent actions against indigenous populations & activist, 5pm, Living-Learning Center North, Rm. 125, UO. FREE.

“Liquefied Natural Gas: Impacts & Oppositions” w/anti-LNG organizer Olivia Schmidt, 6:30pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St.

“A Season with the Penguins in Antarctica” w/Noah Strycker, illustrated talk, open to public, 7:30pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St. FREE.

Sustainable Landscape Training continues. See Monday.

Literary Arts Author Appearance: Elizabeth Eslami, author of Bone Worship, 7pm, Knight Library Browsing Room, UO. FREE.

Music Oregon String Quartet, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10, $8 stu.

Bluegrass Jam, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Spiritual Heart of Now, practice of dynamic presence, 7-9:30pm, Breathe Studio, 2868 Willamette St. Don.

“Spiritual Emptiness” w/Alan Zundel, 7:15-8:45pm, Friends Meeting House, 2274 Onyx. Don.

 

wed, feb 24

Sunrise 6:58; Sunset 5:55pm, Av High 52; Av Low 36

Comedy Laugh Out Loud Wednesday w/Huck Flyn, stand-up comedy & music, 7pm, Three Rivers Casino & Hotel, 5647 Hwy 126, Florence. FREE.

Film “Mr. President” Theme w/Willamalane Movie Appreciation Group: The American President, 1pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center,  215 W. C St., Spfd. FREE.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival, award-winning environmental films, 7pm, 180 PLC Hall, UO, 346-4365. $7, $5 stu. & OP/Cascadia mem.

Gatherings Lane County Public Health H1N1 Flu Vaccine Walk-In Clinics continue. See Thursday, Feb. 18.

Voter Power Patient Resource Day continues. See Thursday, Feb. 18.

Kids/Families Drinking Gourd School’s Black History Month Show, celebration for young children feat. Heroes, Every One: A Play about Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks & Thousands of Other Heroes Just Like You & Me, student production, audience participation, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library. FREE.

Family Night: Cozmic Idol Night, karaoke for the kids, food, beverages, all ages, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Lectures/Talks “Vision and Learning: When is a reading problem really a vision problem?” w/educator & vision specialist Penelope Youngfeather, recognizing symptoms of vision problems, 6pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Cascade Family Flyfishers Meeting: “Fly Fishing for Carp” w/David P. Williams, talk, fly tying demos, open to public, 7pm, Eugene Eagles Aerie, 1375 Irving Rd. FREE.

“Is Prosperity Incompatible with Posterity?” w/environmentalist Denis Hayes of the Bullitt Foundation, 7:30pm, 150 Columbia Hall, UO. FREE.

Arts Grants Drop-In Sessions continue. See Tuesday.

Literary Arts Poetry Slam Workshop, 7pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. FREE.

Music Chamber Music on Campus, nature-inspired music by students/faculty, 5:30pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE.

The Blue Turtle Seduction, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $7.

Outdoors/Recreation GEARs Bike Ride: Group ride, 16-18 mph pace, 50 miles & up, bring food, 8:30am, Albertson’s, 30th & Hilyard, www.eugenegears.org FREE.

Cross-country Ski at Odell Resort, variety of trails, lessons available upon request, 8:45am-5:30pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., info & reg. at 682-5318. $35, includes transportation.

Snowshoeing: Hunting for Animal Tracks & Signs, intermediate level, snowshoes for rent, 7pm, River House, 301 N. Adams St. $40, transportation included.

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

Volunteer School Garden Project Volunteer Orientation, 5:30-6:30pm, Growers Market, 454 Willamette St., info at 284-1001.

 

thurs, feb 25

Sunrise 6:56am; Sunset 5:56pm, Av High 53; Av Low 36

Film “Horror & the Horrific” Film & Lecture Series: THX 1138, open to the public, 6pm, Rm. 110 Willamette Hall, UO. FREE.

Gatherings Voter Power Patient Resource Day continues. See Thursday, Feb. 18.

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

Tween Scene Book Group: The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt, discussion, grades 4-6, 4pm; Teen Book Group: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks, grades 6-12, 4-5pm, Downtown Library, 682-8316. FREE.

Lectures/Talks “Empowering the Next Generation of Wildlife Warriors” w/Robert & Bindi Irwin, 3:30pm, EMU Ballroom, UO, info at http://wkly.ws/bo

Saving & Reusing Civic Stadium w/Alan Beck, 6pm, Lane County Historical Museum, 740 W. 13th Ave. FREE.

Reading & Discussion: “Leaders, Who Needs ‘Em? Self-organizing Alternative Economies,” The Zapatistas, 7pm, Growers Market, 454 Willamette St., for link to reading, email to iconoclasmo.scott@gmail.com. FREE.

“One year after Gaza. What happened? What’s next? What can we do now?” w/U.S. Palestinian Community Network’s Monadel Herzollah & International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network’s Rebecca Tumposky, presentation on how Jewish & Palestinian activists can work together for human rights, 7-9pm, Knight Library Browsing Room, UO. FREE.

Music Chamber Music on Campus, UO ensembles, 6:30pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

The Infamous Stringdusters, acoustic, dinner at 6pm, $18.75, $13.75 kids; show at 7:30pm, The Shedd, 868 High St., www.theshedd.org, 687-6526. $22-$28.

G. Love & Special Sauce, Redeye Empire, hip-hop, blues, 7:30pm, WOW Hall. $20 adv., $25 door.

Metropolitan Rhythm & Blues Revue, 7pm today through Saturday, Feb. 27; 2:30pm Sunday, Feb. 28, Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Dr., Cottage Grove, info & tickets at http://wkly.ws/bq and 541-942-8001. $13, $10 stu. & sen.

Medeski, Martin & Wood, jazz/funk fusion, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $23.50 adv., $25 door.

Poetry in Song, student vocal ensemble, 8:15pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

A Night for the Buffalo w/Good Shield, Phoenix w/ After Buffalo, Native American music, fundraiser for Buffalo Field Campaign, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5-$20.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Tahkenitch Dunes, hike, 6.5 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Family Intro to Kayaking, ages 8 & up, 11:45am, Willamalane Park Swim Center, 1276 G. St., Spfd. $12, $9 ages 8-17.

Social Dance Square Dance & Old Time Jam w/Skinner City Stringband, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Theater Dancing at Lughnasa continues. See Thursday, Feb. 11.

 

corvallis events

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

Thursday, Feb. 18 Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 2pm, Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler St. FREE.

Friday, Feb. 19 Reading w/author Debra Spark, 7:30pm, Valley Library, OSU. FREE.

I Hate Hamlet, 7:30pm today & tomorrow; 2:30pm Sunday; continues through Feb. 28, Majestic Theatre, www.majestic.org, 758-7827. $12, $10 stu. & sen.

“Rockin’ the Beanery Weekend” w/Musicafe Rock School, fundraiser, 8-10pm today & tomorrow, 2nd St. Beanery.

Saturday, Feb. 20 Trio Solisti, piano trio, 3pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. $22 adv., $25 door.

Sunday, Feb. 21 Crossroads International Film Festival: Taare Zameen Paar, 1pm; Bella, 4:30pm; War Dance, 6:30pm, Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St. $8, $6 stu.

Monday, Feb. 22 Music a la Carte: American Horn Quartet, noon, Memorial Union Lounge, OSU. FREE.

Low Vision Support Group, 2pm, Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler St. FREE.

Monday’s at the Majestic Movie Series: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 7pm, Majestic Theatre, www.majestic.org, 758-7827. $5.

Tuesday, Feb. 23 Joe Craven, live music, performance art, 7:30pm, Corvallis High School, 1400 Buchanan Ave. $15 adv., $18 door.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 “Germanic Giants” w/pianist Roberto Plano & the American Horn Quartet, 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center, 541-737-4061.



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Singles Mixers w/Marilyn the Matchmaker for ages 21-91 now happen the first and third Thursday of the month at Gary’s Coffee House, 525 High St., $5 suggested donation.

The Oregon Coast Museum is looking for teenagers to join its youth volunteer team; application deadline is March 1; for more information, visit http://wkly.ws/bn or call 541-867-FISH.

Egan Warming Center is looking for volunteers to help out with a pet kenneling program; visit http://wkly.ws/br for information about training, shift times and more.

Community members can register for an available garden plot in the city’s Community Gardens Program through March 15; a lottery drawing will be held March 22; for further information and details about how to obtain a registration form, call 682-4800.

Companion Volunteers for Hospice is offering free hospice training Feb. 27-28; for an application, email Ali@Signatureservice.com or call 689-3508.