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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 3.4.10

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

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Some vocalists are born with a quality of voice so unique — some combination of depth, force, vulnerability, emotional authenticity, mystery, what have you — that anything they sing is stamped with a kind of aural signature, something instantly identifiable and deeply evocative. Chet Baker had that kind of voice, as did Kurt Cobain, Billie Holiday and Michael Jackson (special prize if you can see a common thread here). Mike Doughty, formerly of Soul Coughing, might not belong in such legendary company, but his voice does possess that certain “I’d listen to him sing the phone book” quality. On his latest solo work, Sad Man Happy Man, he puts his ultra-cool, gravel-gargling throat to good use on a collection of stripped-down, funky/folky rock songs with strong hooks and the inimitable hip-hop bounce that made Ruby Vroom the toast of 1994. Doughty brings “The Question Jar Show (An Acoustic Evening)” 8pm Tuesday, March 9, to WOW Hall. $16 adv., $18 door, tickets at  http://wkly.ws/e3

Co-hosted by artists Kate Ali and Ellen Tykeson, this month’s First Friday ArtWalk (ArtMarch?) features a stellar lineup of fresh and intriguing exhibits — including the lovely oil paintings of Kris Ibach (pictured) at Vista Gallery — as well as a nice if unofficial twist in the form of Bus 34, a mobile gallery featuring UO fine arts students that will be parked at the corner of 8th & Park




thurs, march 4

Sunrise 6:44am; Sunset 6:05pm , Av High 54; Av Low 36

Benefits Winter Classical Cuisine Dinner: “The Darjeeling Express” Indian dinner, silent auction, 5pm, Center for Meeting & Learning, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave. $35 person, $250 table of eight.

Heart & Music, proceeds benefit Rose Children’s Theatre scholarship fund, 7pm today & tomorrow, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St., tickets at www.TheRTC.com  $10, $5 stu.

“Rhapsody Relief” Concert for Haiti w/Samba Ja & more, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Film Filmmaker Screening: Finding Face, film presentation by director Patti Duncan, 3pm, EMU Ballroom, UO. FREE.

Gatherings Women’s Business Network Meeting feat. speaker Paula Creekmore, 11:30am-1:30pm, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. Sixth Ave. $20, $15 mem.

PAAWS Information Night, learn more about Pet Partner Team volunteer opportunities, presentation, Q&A, human beings only, 6:30-8pm, Atrium Building, 99 W. 10th Ave. FREE. 

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

Lectures/Talks “Haiti: Then & Now” w/Peace Corps volunteers Kathy Lynn & Michael Shapiro, info session, 5:30pm, EMU, UO. FREE.

“Offbeat Oregon: Stories You Might Not Know” w/columnist Finn John, 6pm, Lane County Historical Museum, 740 W. 13th Ave. FREE.

Oregon Coast Trail w/Al LePage, illustrated talk about project to create National Coast Trail, 6pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Morse Speaker Series: “The Undeserving Rich? American Perceptions of Inequality, Opportunity & Redistribution” w/Northwestern University’s Leslie McCall, 7pm, Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

Literary Arts Booksigning w/Scott Lynn, author of Thornridge: A Perfect Season in Black and White, 4-6pm, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1163 Valley River Dr. FREE.

Mid-Valley Willamette Writers: “Planner vs. ‘Pantser’” w/author Kat Richardson, 6:30pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. $10, mem. FREE.

Reading w/Miriam Gershow, local author of The Local News, 8pm, Knight Library Browsing Room, UO. FREE.

Music Eugene Opera: A Sampling from Faust, 11:15am, Hult Center lobby. FREE.

Music at the Museum: Halie Loren & Matt Treder Quartet, jazz, 6-8pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO, 346-3027. $10, $8 mem.

Riverside Chamber Symphony, feat. performance of Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, 7:30pm, United Lutheran Church, 2230 Washington St. $5 sug. don.

Oregon Symphonic Band, UO ensemble, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu.

Stockholm Syndrome feat. Dave Schools (Widespread Panic) & Jerry Joseph (Jackmormons), 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $23.50 adv., $25 door.

CB-3 & Steve Kimock w/Jesse Yusef Murphy, 9pm, WOW Hall. $15 adv., $18 door.

David Bazan (solo acoustic), Headlights, indie rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $10.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Row River Trail, hike, 10.6 miles, 200 ft., sign up at Eugene YMCA.

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

Burning Vision, 8pm today, tomorrow & Saturday; 2pm Sunday, Hope Theatre, UO, tickets at 346-4363. $14, $12 faculty, staff, sen. & non-UO stu., $7 stu.

fri, march 5

Sunrise 6:42am; Sunset 6:06pm, Av High 54; Av Low 36

Arts/Visual First Friday ArtWalk, 5:30pm, various locations, details at www.lanearts.org FREE.

Benefits Haiti Benefit Concert w/Alice Di Micele, solo acoustic, bakesale, raffle, silent auction, 8pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. $10-$10 million sug. don.

Heart & Music continues. See Thursday, March 4.

Film Oscar-nominated Short Films Screening, today through Sunday; continues March 12-14 & March 19-20, various times, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, info & schedule at www.divacenter.org, 344-3482. $6 per showing.

Swedish Film Series: Under the Sun, directed by Colin Nutley (1998), screening & presentation, open to public, 7pm, 177 Lawrence Hall, UO. FREE.

Food/Drink Divine Cupcake Grand Opening, free cupcakes, 10am-10pm, Divine Cupcake, 1680 W. 11th Ave., 543-5757. FREE.

Gatherings Oregon RV Show & Sale, 10am-8pm today & tomorrow; 10am-5pm Sunday, Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. $6, $5 sen.

Florence Home & Garden Show, 2-7pm today, 10am-6pm tomorrow & 11am-3pm Sunday, Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. $2, $1 kids 12 & under.

City Club of Eugene Friday Forum: “Local Economic Development: Tracking the Public Interest, part one of a City Club Study” w/Bonny Bettman, Abe Farkas & Jack Roberts, 11:50am-1:15pm, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. Sixth Ave. $5, members FREE.

Euglena Academy Potluck & Social w/Urban Garden Company, 6-10pm, Euglena Academy, 151 Cleveland St. FREE.

One More Time Band 2010 Kickoff Meeting, 6:30pm, EWEB Community Room, 500 E. 4th Ave., 345-5469.

International Women’s Day, 7pm, Agate Hall, UO. FREE.

Kids/Families Baby Storytime, ages 0-1, books, fingerplays, rhyming songs for infants, 10:15am & 11:15am, Downtown Library, 682-8316. FREE.

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

Lectures/Talks “Israel & Palenstine: Two States or One?” w/Ali Abunimah, Palestinian one-state advocate, 1pm, Lawrence Hall, UO. FREE.

Lane Peace Symposium: “Confronting Militarism: Democracy vs. Empire” w/Tom Hayden, Anita Weiss, Gwun Kirk & Jim Page, open to public, afternoon reception for panelits, 2-3:30pm, Cozmic Pizza; Symposium at 6-9:30pm, Center for Meeting & Learning, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave. $10 sug. don.

Music Friday Night Wine Downs w/Jerry Zybach, blues guitar, free wine tasting, all ages, 5-8m, A Taste Gourmet, 270 W. 6th Ave., Junction City. FREE.

West Winds Flute Choir, 6pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

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

Strange Charm, acoustic, 6pm, Territorial Vineyards, 907 W. 3rd Ave., 21+ FREE.

Flowmotion, Eleven Eyes, The Essentials, rock, jazz, soul, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Eugene Jazz Composer’s Orchestra, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5 sug. don.

Teada: Irish Traditional Music, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $13, $9 stu.

“Ladies Night Out” w/Wahoo, Opal Creek Bluegrass Band, acoustic, all-women bands, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Emerald Team Challenge, gymnastics competition, today through Sunday, Regional Sports Center, 200 S. 32nd St., Spfd.

Obsidians: West Eugene Wetlands, hike, 5 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Skinner’s Butte Bald Eagle Walk/Talk, DVD presentation, hike to spot bald eagles, 1:30-4pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., pre-reg. at 682-5318. $13.

Spiritual World Day of Prayer Celebration, 9:15am, United Lutheran, 2230 Washington St.

Meditation for Healing, 6pm, Shambala Center, 1939 River Rd., 868-1178. Don.

Dances of Universal Peace, all ages, 7pm, Friends Meeting House, 2274 Onyx. Don.

Theater No Shame Eugene Performance, fifteen 5-minute max original acts, belly dancing, 7:30pm, Atrium Building, 10th & Olive. FREE.

The Four of Us, 8pm today, tomorrow & Thursday, March 11; 2pm Sunday; continues through March 21, Lord Leebrick Theatre, 540 Charnelton, tickets at www.lordleebrick.com, 465-1506. $12-$19.

Extremities, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, Wildish Community Theatre, 744-6728. $7, $5 stu.

Annie, 7pm today & tomorrow; 2pm Sunday, Upstart Crow Studios, 855 W. First Ave. $10.

Burning Vision continues. See Thursday, March 4.

sat, march 6

Sunrise 6:41am; Sunset 6:08pm, Av High 54; Av Low 36

Benefits Pancake Breakfast fundraiser for Fox Hollow Elementary School, feat. Star Wars characters, portion of proceeds to Cascades Raptor Center’s education fund, 8-10am, Applebee’s, 2300 W. 11th., tickets at 510-9595. $7.

A Benefit Luau Fundraiser w/Na Hoku Hanohano & Uluwehi Guerrero, 5:30pm, River Bend Resort, 23650 Peoria Rd., Harrisburg, info & tickets at 541-484-5754. $35.

Comedy “Don’t Look at Me Funny Like That” w/The Comedy Workout, stand up, 8pm, Downtown Lounge, 959 Pearl St. $5.

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

Gatherings Sophia Sanctuary’s International Women’s Day Celebration, yoga, readings, workshops & more, funds will benefit Sophia Sanctuary, 9:30am-6pm, Center for Spiritual Living, 390 Vernal St., 461-9812. $15-$75.

Home-Based Business Expo, demos & sales, 10am-9pm today & 11am-6pm tomorrow, Valley River Center, 293 Valley River Center. FREE.

Eugene Irish Cultural Festival, music, food, crafts, activities, vendors, 10:30am-6pm, Sheldon High School, 2445 Willakenzie Rd.

Oregon RV Show & Sale continues. See Friday.

Florence Home & Garden Show continues. See Friday.

Kids/Families Participation Puppet Stories w/Storyteller Pattiebuff Bear, make, sing & play w/puppets, all ages, 1pm, continues March 13 & 19, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd., 726-3766. 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 Intro to Computers, basics for beginners, 10am-noon, Downtown Library, pre-reg. at 682-5450.

“Spring Greenhouse Growing: Early Season Techniques” w/FOOD for Lane County Youth Farm coordinator Ted Purdy, 2-4pm, Alton Baker Community Garden, pre-reg. required, call 682-4845. FREE.

Literary Arts Local Authors Day w/Front-of-Store Booksigning, feat. Elizabeth Eslami, Adrian Phoenix, Dave Metz & Hilary Manton Lodge, noon-8pm, check schedule for particular author’s times, call 687-0356. FREE.

New Poetry Series w/Laura Winters, Michael Ogletree & Rick McMonagle, 7:30pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway. $5 sug. don.

Music The Art of Busking w/Jim Page & Al Rivers, folk/country blues, 5:30pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. Don.

New World Sinner, Monday with a Bullet, Only Nightmares, Carrion Remains, Ditch Digger, hard rock, 7pm, WOW Hall. $6 adv., $9 door.

Complicated w/Paul & Do Mi, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$8.

Colbie Caillat, rescheduled concert from March 2, refunds available, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $22 adv., $25 door.

Oregon Mozart Players: The Great Classicists feat. Mozart & Haydn, 8pm today & 2:30pm tomorrow, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St., tickets at 682-5000. $16-$38.

The Sugar Beets 20th Anniversary Celebration, reception, all ages, no-host bar, 7:30pm; show at 8:30pm, Vet’s Memorial Ballroom, 1626 Willamette St., tickets at 683-6902 or 342-7975. $10, $5 kids 4-12, 3 & under FREE.

Petunia, Brooks Robertson, acoustic, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Rite of Spring Run, 15K & 5K, benefit for Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, reg. at 7:30am, run at 9am, Alton Baker Park. $15-$25.

Singles Hike w/site manager Tom LoCascio, all ages, bring food & water, 10am-noon, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd. $5.

Obsidians: Alton Baker Park, hike, 4 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

GEARs Bike Ride: Coburg Rd., Powerline, Herman, North Coburg Rd., 12-16 mph, 27miles, 10am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org FREE.

Emerald Team Challenge continues. See Friday.

Theater Burning Vision continues. See Thursday, March 4.

The Four of Us continues. See Friday.

Annie continues. See Friday.

Extremities continues. See Friday.

Volunteer Eugene Tree Foundation/NeighborWood Program work party, plant trees in South University neighborhood, gloves, tools & refreshments provided, 9am-noon, meet at 20th & Emerald, 915-1601.

sun, march 7

Sunrise 6:39am; Sunset 6:09pm, Av High 54; Av Low 36

Benefits Princess for a Day, pampering for girls, fundraiser for A Family for Every Child, 10am-5pm, Holiday Inn, 3480 Hutton St., Spfd. $50 non-foster kids, reg. foster kids FREE.

Film Video Showing: Peace is Possible—It needs to be Felt, 7pm, EWEB Community Room, 500 E. 4th St., 393-5120. FREE.

Eugene Media Action Film Festival: Story of Stuff, 7:05pm; Shop ‘Til You Drop, 7:20pm; No Logo: Brands, Globalization & Resistance, 8:25pm; discussion, 9:15pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Gatherings Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market, 10am-4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave., 683-5589. $1.50.

Women on the Bridge, join women survivors of war for International Women’s Day, 1-3pm, meet at Alton Baker Park, signs available or make your own following guidelines at www.womenforwomen.org

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

Oregon RV Show & Sale continues. See Friday.

Florence Home & Garden Show continues. See Friday.

Home-Based Business Expo continues. See Saturday.

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

Lectures/Talks “Jews of Oregon, 1850-1900” w/Rabbi Jonathan Seidel, 2pm, Lane County Historical Museum, 740 W. 13th Ave. FREE.

“Jewish-American Responses to Japanese-American Internment During WWII” w/author Ellen Eisenberg, 6:30pm, Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th Ave., 485-7218. $5.

Literary Arts Writers’ Workshop & Poetry Slam Competition, workshop w/Radical Monk & Dandy Lion.ess, dance party, 7pm, WOW Hall, info at tobiaht@gmail.com. FREE, entry fee to compete.

Music President’s Concert, UO music & dance ensembles, 3pm, Hult Center. $10.

Blame Sally, Americana, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $12.

Oregon Mozart Players: The Great Classicists continues. See Saturday.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Fuji Shelter Loop, cross-country ski, 11.5 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

GEARs Bike Ride: Meet for treats at Vero, ride Lorane to Bailey Hill, rtn. Vero, 16-18 mph, 20 miles, 10am, Vero Espresso, 14th & Pearl, www.eugenegears.org FREE.

Emerald Team Challenge continues. See Friday.

Pets West Coast Dog & Cat Rescue Meeting, for new & current cat fosters, 4pm, 4750 Village Plaza Loop, 999-5557.

Spiritual Center for Sacred Sciences Video Presentation: Raining the Sparks, documentary on the Jewish Renewal Movement, 11am, Tamarack Wellness Center Annex, 3575 Donald St., 345-0102. FREE.

Exploring Divination, 2-4pm, Shambala Center, 1939 River Rd., 868-1178. Don.

Empowerment of Guru Rinpoche, long life empowerment by Lama Tsang Tsing, Refuge Vow required, 2pm, Kagyu Dakshang Chuling, 917 E. 43rd Ave., 485-3961. $20.

Taize Service, healing & wholeness, everyone welcome, 7-8pm, Unity of the Valley Church, 39th & Hilyard. FREE.

Theater Burning Vision continues. See Thursday, March 4.

The Four of Us continues. See Friday.

Annie continues. See Friday.

mon, march 8

Sunrise 6:37am; Sunset 6:10pm, Av High 55; Av Low 36

Gatherings River Road Community Organization, general meeting & board elections, 7-9pm, River Road Annex, 1055 River Rd.

Lectures/Talks “Healthy Relationships: The Key to Successful Living” w/facilitator Amelia Becker, 6-7:30pm, Shambala Center, 1939 River Rd., 868-1178. Don.

Human Services & Sustainability in Socialist Cuba, illustrated lecture on culture, Q&A, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

“Embracing the Inevitable: Humankind’s Reluctant Yet Certain Transition to Sustainability” w/Robert Bolman, talk & visual presentation, 7pm, EWEB Community Room, 500 E. 4th Ave., 344-7196.

“The Great Game Goes into Overtime: What Should Be Our Strategy in Afghanistan?” w/Willamette University Law School professor James Nafziger, 7-9pm, Rm. 110, Knight Law School, UO. FREE.

Music Eugene Symphonic Band/Springfield High School Joint Concert, 7:30pm, Springfield High School, 875 Seventh St., Spfd. FREE.

All That Brass, UO ensembles, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu.

Pato Banton & The Now Generation w/Jah Sun, reggae, 9pm, WOW Hall. $15 adv., $18 door.

On the Air City Club of Eugene: “Local Economic Development: Tracking the Public Interest, part one of a City Club Study” w/Bonny Bettman, Abe Farkas & Jack Roberts, 6:30-7:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

tues, march 9

Sunrise 6:35am; Sunset 6:11pm, Av High 55; Av Low 36

Benefits Open Mic Benefit for Habitat for Humanity, open to all, 6:30pm, Axe & Fiddle, 641 E. Main St., Cottage Grove, 21+ after 8:30pm. Don. 

Film What the Health?! Film & Forum Series: Unnatural Causes: In Sickness & Wealth, documentary on socioeconomic/racial inequalities in health, 6pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Behind the Lens Seminar: Volker Schlondorff’s Coup de Grace, screening & discussion, 7pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, www.divacenter.org $3 door.

Gatherings High Speed Rail Summit, gathering on progress of implementing high-speed rail along entire Northwest corridor, feat. speakers Ron Diridon, Mayor Kitty Piercy, State Rep. Nancy Nathanson & more, 8:30-5pm, Center for Meeting & Learning, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave., reg. at http://wkly.ws/dz or call 682-8340. $25, lunch included.

Zonta Club of Eugene Forum Luncheon: “Women in Business: Facing Adversity & Finding Opportunity” w/Ann Marie Mehlum, Jeanne Staton, Patty McConnel & Talicia Brown, 11:30am-1pm, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. Sixth, reg. at 345-7836. $25.

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 Japanese Maples w/Fran Sharp, illustrated talk, 7pm, Agate Hall, UO. $6, $3 WVHPG mem.

“Ferns & Spikemosses: Elegant Sophistication” w/Judith Jones, 7pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St., 937-1401. FREE.

“Being & Everything,” a guided discussion about what we can experience beyond theories, dogmas and beliefs w/Jai Daemion, 7-9pm, One Cup Coffee, 298 Blair, info at contact@jaidaemion.com. Don.

Music Mike Doughty (formerly of Soul Coughing), singer/songwriter, acoustic, 8pm, WOW Hall. $16 adv., $18 door.

Oregon Jazz Ensemble/Jazz Lab Bands II & III, UO ensembles, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Trestle Creek Falls, hike, 3.5 miles, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Wetland Wander at Willow Creek Preserve, 9-10am, call 683-6494 for info. FREE.

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

wed, march 10

Sunrise 6:34; Sunset 6:13pm, Av High 55; Av Low 36

Arts/Visual DIVA 100 for $100 Fundraiser, refreshments, entertainment, participants will receive a donated artwork worth at least $100, 7pm, 5th Street Market, former Nike store, 296 E. 5th St., tickets at 344-3482. $100, non-drawing tickets $15.

Dance Dance Quarterly, UO Dept. of Dance, 7pm, Gerlinger Annex, UO. FREE.

Film “Duck & Cover” Theme w/Willamalane Movie Appreciation Group: Fail Safe, 1pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center,  215 W. C St., Spfd. FREE.

Gatherings LTD Budget Public Open House, 7am-4pm, LTD Next Stop Center, Eugene Station; LTD Budget Public Hearing, 5:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Rural Living Basics Class: Well Water & Septic Systems, 11am-1pm; Free Nitrate Screenings, not required to stay for class, 11am-2pm, Coburg City Hall, 91069 N. Willamette St., info at 766-3556. FREE.

Voter Power Patient Resource Day, 5-7pm, Voter Power, 687 River Ave., info at 844-1220. $10.

Forum on an ACT for Lane County, developing proposed by-laws for Area Commission on Transportation, open to public, 5:30-8pm, ODOT Offices, 644 A St., Spfd, info at www.lanecounty.org

Bailey Hill Road Safety Committee’s “Design a Message” for Vaclav Hajek Memorial Plaza, 6:30-8pm, Churchill High School, 1850 Bailey Hill Rd., 729-1263.

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

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

Lectures/Talks “The Greek Stones Speak” w/photographer Donald Lyons, illustrated talk, for ages 50 & up, 12:45am, Macy’s, 100 Valley River Center, info and reg. at 687-9178.

“Who Will Take Care of Me in My Elder Years?” Ask the experts about your choices, 5-6pm, Eugene Chamber, 1401 Willamette St., RSVP to 222-9020. FREE.

“Citizens United vs. FEC: The Question of Corporate Influence on Government” w/Gerry Berk, John Greenman, Robert Illig, Roberta Mann & Mark Thoma, refreshments at 5pm; discussion, 5:30-7:30pm, School of Law, Rm. 110, UO. FREE.

“Amazonia” Exhibit Talk w/Sam Abell & Torben Nissen, 5:30pm, 123 Pacific Hall, UO. FREE.

“The Case of the Cuban Five after Five Decades of Defending Political Trials” w/Leonard Wineglass, 6:30pm, UO Law School, UO.

Literary Arts Poetry Reading & Chapbook Signing w/Poetry Immersion group, open mic will follow, 6-8pm, Gary’s Coffee Shop, 525 High St. FREE.

Music Sospiro, UO choral ensemble, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

Janus w/Seasons After, rock, 8pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 door.

Lindsay Mac Band, Natalia Zukerman, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $10, $6 18 & under, 5 & under FREE.

Elephant Micah, Old Lights, indie, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Outdoors/Recreation GEARs Bike Ride: Group ride, 12-16 mph pace, 50 miles & up, 8:30am, Albertson’s, 30th & Hilyard, www.eugenegears.org FREE.

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

ELLA Dance Swing Club w/Blue Skies Big Band, 7-8pm, Agate Hall, UO. $8, $6 stu.

Spiritual Energy Workers Unite, all types of energy healing, 6pm, Shambala Center, 1939 River Rd., 868-1178. Don.

EFT “Tapping” 102 Workshop, 7-9pm, 466 W. 17th Ave., info at 521-9953. $5-$20.

Volunteer Nearby Nature Spring New Volunteer Orientation, learn about taking kids on nature walks, 6:30-8pm, Downtown Library, 687-9699. FREE.

thurs, march 11

Sunrise 6:32am; Sunset 6:14pm, Av High 55; Av Low 36

Food/Drink Fast & Slow: Pressure Saucepan or Slow Cooker, dinner, demo, take-home recipes, 6pm, OSU Extension Service, 950 W. 13th Ave. $30.

Gatherings Lane County Home & Garden Show, 5-9pm today & tomorrow; 10am-9pm Satuday, March 13 & 10am-5pm Sunday, March 14, Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. FREE w/canned food don.

Science Pub: “The Cheese Stands Alone: The Science Behind Oregon’s Acclaimed Artisan Cheeses” w/Lisbeth Goddik, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Academy of Arts & Academics Info Night, info for prospective students & parents, 7:30pm, Academy of Arts & Academics, 615 Main St., Spfd.

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

Lectures/Talks Morse Speaker Series: “Saving the Planet for Future Generations” w/Georgetown Law’s Edith Brown Weiss, 4:30pm, Knight Law Center, Rm. 175, UO. FREE.

Digital Photo Management, internet experience required, 6-8pm, pre-reg. at 682-5450. FREE.

Music Ben Vereen, legendary Broadway superstar, 7:30pm, The Shedd, 868 High St., 434-7000. $30-$64.

Panda Conspiracy, Baitball, indie rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

EOTO w/Resident Anti-Hero, electronica, 10pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

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

The Four of Us continues. See Friday.


corvallis events

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

Friday, March 5 “An Evening (& Afternoon) of Opera,” OSU opera workshop, 7:30pm today & 2pm Sunday, March 7, Withycombe Hall, OSU. $10, $5 non-OSU stu., OSU stu. FREE.

The Maltese Falcon, golden age of radio production, 7pm, today & tomorrow; 2:30pm Sunday, Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., 541-738-7469. $10.

Saturday, March 6 Basics of Pork, cooking seminar w/Intaba Liff-Anderson & James Cassidy, 10am-12:20pm, continues April 3, FireWorks, 1115 SE 3rd St., 541-754-6958. $35 per class.

Audubon Society of Corvallis Spring Bluebird Workshop, 3-4:30pm, Corvallis  Public Library. $5 sug. don.

Monday, March 8 Sing Out! OSU Concert for the Orange & Black Scholarship Fund, 7:30pm, First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe. $10, stu. FREE.

Tuesday, March 9 Support Group for People w/Memory Loss, 1:30-3pm, Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler St. FREE.

Wednesday, March 10 Health Screening: Canada’s Atlantic Coast feat. Cabot Trail Trip Slideshow, 11am,  Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler St. FREE.


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National Anthem auditions for OSU sporting events will take place 5-7pm Friday, March 5, in Gill Coliseum; for more information, call 541-737-0544.

Auditions for a talent show for persons with disabilities will be held 2:30-4:30pm on consecutive Wednesdays, March 24 & 31, at LCC Performing Arts Center; if you can dance, sing, play a musical instrument or just plain make people laugh, you should give it a go; for further information, send an email to heffernan’s@lanecc.edu.

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is accepting applications for volunteer exhibition interpreters; for information and applications, call 346-0966; the museum is also hosting “Art in the Wild,” a spring break art camp and workshop for elementary students 9am-4pm, March 22-26, at a cost of $195, $175.50 for JSMA members; for information and registration, call 346-6410.

Cottage Theatre will hold auditions for Sly Fox at 1pm, Saturday, March 20 and Sunday, March 21; fifteen men and 3 women are needed; for information, call 484-6760.