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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 4.29.10





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

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This month’s Last Friday ArtWalk features a nice twist in the typically twisted (in the best sense of the word) proceedings: To whit, “Very Far Away Studios First Ever Art Show” is the inaugural stop at 459 Polk that will feature an alley’s length of art and activities including paintings, work in fibers, interactive art, music and a b.y.o. “paint free wall.” It’s just such unhindered, street-level and not-to-be categorized guerilla exhibits that define this fancy and free month-ending event. Stuff starts around 5:30pm or so, with lots of indoor and outdoor people’s art to peruse, such as the mixed-media work of Hosanna Haines at Pizza Research Institute (pictured). Get your map at www.lastfridayartwalk.org



Didn’t get enough of pop culture music with last week’s Play! from the Eugene Symphony? The Eugene Concert Choir gets in on the act with its British Invasion concert this weekend. Starting with the cool pastoral tones of Ralph (that’s “Rafe,” like Ralph Fiennes, y’all) Vaughan Williams, the concert proceeds through some of the finest music from the British Isles, including of course the Fab Four. Paul probably won’t fly in for this, but you can see this show at the Hult Center at 8 pm Saturday, May 1, for a mere $16-$34 (less if you’re a student or senior).

 

 

 

 






thurs, april 29

Sunrise 6:07am; Sunset 8:14pm, Av High 63; Av Low 40

Benefits Head Start’s “Art from the Heart” Framed Preschool Art Sale, fundraiser for playground program, 5:30-7pm, Whiteaker Head Start, 21 N. Grand St. FREE.

Film “Horror & the Horrific” UO Film Series: The Company of Wolves, public welcome, 6pm, 110 Willamette, UO. FREE.

Gatherings Latino Roots in Oregon, 3:30-5:30pm, Jane Grant Room, Hendricks Hall, UO. FREE.

International Socialist Organization Meeting: “Stop the Racist Attacks on Immigrants,” open to public, 6pm, 240 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

Emerald City Chess Club Meeting, 6pm, EMU Fishbowl, UO. FREE.

“Take Back the Night,” march, rally & speak out, 6:30pm, begins at EMU Amphitheatre, UO, 503-580-8729.

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

“Shakespeare’s Belated Birthday Party Performance” w/Sir ReadAlot, plays, poetry & songs, all ages, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Lectures/Talks “A Century in the Making: Obama & the Era of Health Care Reform” w/UCLA’s Mark Peterson, 7pm, 110 Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

“Drawn to Tell: Illustration Invitational” Artists’ Panel, feat. Alan M. Clark, Don Prechtel, Mike Van, Craig S. Holmes, Angel Roman & Johanna Wright, 7-8:30pm, Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E. 15th Ave. FREE.

Literary Arts Work in Progress reading w/Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, 8:30pm, Knight Library Browsing Room, UO. FREE.

Music Spring Music Faculty Concert: “Music Science & Math: 4=3+2” w/Barbara Myrick, Yvonne Hsueh, David Straka & Larry Clabby, 7:30pm, Lane Community College Performance Hall, 4000 E. 30th Ave. $10, $8 stu.

Oregon Wind Quintet w/pianist Alexandre Dossin, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $10.

Head for the Hills w/Mossy Top, acoustic, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $8.

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

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, 7:30pm today, tomorrow & Saturday; continues through May 8, Springfield High School, 875 Seventh St., Spfd., 517-9028. $8, $6 stu. & sen.

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 7:30pm today, tomorrow & Saturday, Churchill High School, 1850 Bailey Hill Rd., $8, $5 stu. & sen.

The Highest Tide, 8pm today & tomorrow, Robinson Theatre, UO, tickets at 346-4363. $14, $7 stu.

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, 7:30pm, Wildish Theatre, 630 Main St., Spfd. $5.



fri, april 30

Sunrise 6:05am; Sunset 8:15pm, Av High 63; Av Low 41

Arts/Visual Live Glass Blowing Demos, 6-9pm today & tomorrow, Studios West, 245 W. 8th. FREE.

Last Friday ArtWalk, 5:30-9pm, various locations, www.lastfridayartwalk.org for a walking map. FREE.

Cottage Grove Art Walk, 6-8pm, various locations, Cottage Grove. FREE.

Benefits First Place Benefit Concert w/Steel Magnolias, fundraiser for homeless families, 5:30pm, St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 1201 Satre St. Don.

“Kudana’s Party for the Pets” w/Kudana Marimba, Zimbabwean music, Save the Pets fundraiser, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$20.

Party w/Purpose, dance to support science-based environmental education, feat. OneSelf Connect DJ Crew, DJ Shon & Charles Thump, 10:15pm, Pizza Research Institute, 530 Blair Blvd, 21+ $12.

Dance MEDGE hosts Karim Nagi, Mem Aleph, Amani, Elena Villa, Anna Armaiti, Caravan Dancers, Sabine, Jamara & Devi Safir, belly dancing, 8:30pm, WOW Hall. $10.

Film Speaking in Tongues, documentary on US bilingual education, screening & discussion, 6:30pm, EMU, UO. FREE.

Gatherings City Club of Eugene Friday Forum: “Save Extension Services?” w/Steve Dodrill, Cindy Land & Sophia McDonald, 11:50am-1:15pm, Mallard Banquet Hall, 725 W. First & Madison streets. $5, members FREE.

Health Fair, seminars, exhibits, prizes, 1-6pm, Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., Florence. FREE.

Library Quilt Club, 3-4:30pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Modern’s Expansion Reveal & Design Show, feat. design by UO students, 5-8pm, Modern, 207 E. 5th Ave. FREE.

Peace Corps Potluck: “Fuel Efficient Stoves for the World” w/Nancy Hughes, 6pm, RSVP, info & location at www.westcascadepca.org

Kids/Families Baby Storytime, 10:15am & 11:15 am, Downtown Library. FREE.

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

Dance Party for Kids, DJ, all ages, 6-8pm, Upstart Crow, 855 W. First Ave., 688-8260. FREE.

Dive-In Movie Night: Bolt (rated G), watch a movie & swim, 7:30pm, Echo Hollow Swimming Pool, 1655 Echo Hollow Rd. $3.

Lectures/Talks “Why So Blue?: Mandala Transmission & the Transformation of Eighth-Century Representational Modes” w/UW’s Cynthea Bogel, 5pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE.

“Crossing Borders”: UO Graduate Student Research Forum, focus on interdisciplinary work as transformative academic & social force, open to public, 8:30am-6:30pm, several locations on campus, begins at Gerlinger Lounge, UO, info at http://gradschool.uoregon.edu FREE

“Computer Science: Past, Present & Future” w/UW’s Ed Lazowski, 7pm, 100 Willamette, UO. FREE.

Literary Arts Merry Prankster Gathering w/poet George Walker, author of new chapbook Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind, signing, music, potluck, special ghosts, 7pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. $1.

Music Friday Night Wine Down w/Bajuana Tea, all ages, 6pm, A Taste Gourmet, 270 W. 6th Ave., Junction City. FREE.

Cozy Evening Concerts w/Ali Losik, jazz, pop, 6pm, Supreme Bean. FREE.

DVi8 Ministries & Redemption Rocks! Concert w/Grits, Benjiman, Cookbook from LA Symphony, Spiritual Plague, Chris Treborn & J-Philly & Big Balou, hip-hop for main man J-Christ, and just look at those ticket prices—they should start taxing these greedheads, 6pm, Goshen Assembly of God, 33988 C. St., Spfd. $15 adv., $20 door, $12 group ticket.

John Pizzarelli, jazz guitar & vocals, 7:30pm, The Shedd, 868 High St., tickets at 434-7000. $30-$40.

Jazz Café, UO jazz combos, 7:30pm, 190 Music, UO. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Ridgeline Trail-Baldy, hike, 4.4 miles, Norma Lockyear, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Pets National Adoption Weekend, cats for adoption, noon-4pm today, tomorrow & Sunday, Petsmart 2847 Chad Dr.

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

Los Cumbiamberos, Cuban dance, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $6.

Spiritual Meditation for Healing w/Tina Corbett, 6pm, Shambala Center, 1939 River Rd., 868-1178. Don.

Theater Evita, 8pm today & tomorrow; 2:30pm Sunday; continues through May 9, Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Dr., Cottage Grove, tickets at 541-942-8001. $19, $17 sen. & stu.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella continues. See Thursday, April 29.

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat continues. See Thursday, April 29.

The Highest Tide continues. See Friday.



sat, may 1

Sunrise 6:04am; Sunset 8:16pm, Av High 64; Av Low 41

Arts/Visual East Linn Artists (ELA) Art Show & Sale, 11am-4pm today & tomorrow, GASP Gallery, 142 Spaulding Ave., Brownsville.

“Creating Mandalas, One Step at a Time” w/LiDona Wagner, 2-4pm, The Duck Store, 895 E. 13th Ave. FREE.

Beverly Soasey & Shannon Weber Studio Sale, 10am-7pm today & 1pm-6pm tomorrow, 1101 W. 18th Ave. FREE.

Live Glass Blowing Demos continue. See Friday.

Benefits Zonta Flower Sale Benefit, 9am-4pm today & 11am-3pm tomorrow, Insta-Print Parking Lot, 1208 W. 6th Ave., www.zontaofeugene.com

Patterson Preschool Rummage/Plant Sale & Benefit, 9am-4pm today & 10am-3pm tomorrow, Village School Cafeteria, 2855 Lincoln St.

Vineyards & Violins, benefit auction, food, wine, 5-8pm, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd., info at 736-4444.

Oregon Vagabond May Day Benefit w/Conjugal Visitors & Burning Truth, celebrating Eugene’s street paper, fundraiser to reduce homelessness/keep streets safe, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $4-$20.

“Down 4 It” Dance Northwest Benefit, 8pm, Performance Hall, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave. $12.

Dance Ballet Fantastique’s Tales of Beatrix Potter: A Ballet, 2pm, Hult Center. $14-$30.

Film May Day Documentary Premiere: What’s Organic About Organic?, 1pm, David Minor Theater, 180 E. Fifth Ave. $5-$10 sug. don.

Gatherings Free Acupuncture Day, short & simple treatments, walk-in, Acupuncture for the People, 2833 Willamette St., 521-6285. FREE.

Club Mud May Day Pottery Sale, 9am-4pm, Club Mud, 1910 E. 15th Ave.

Oakridge Tree Planting Festival Community Fair, crafts, music, demos & more, 9am-5pm, Oakridge Elementary School, 48119 E. First St., Oakridge.

Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, w/entertainment by Craig Sorseth, 10am; Rob Tobias, 11am; Sweet River, noon; LCC Faculty Jazz Band, 1pm; Sun Bossa Quintet, 2pm; Eagle Park Slim All Star Blues Band, 3:30pm, Downtown Park Blocks, 8th & Oak, www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org FREE

Native Plant Nursery Open House & Plant Sale, 10am-1pm, Friends of Buford Park, info at www.bufordpark.org FREE.

Cottage Grove Home & Gardening Show, vendors, kids’ area, food court, info & demos, 10am-6pm today & noon-6pm tomorrow, Cottage Grove High School, 1375 S. River Rd., Cottage Grove. FREE w/Bi-Mart card or food don.

“Carriage Me Back” 1930s Re-enactment Event, period costumes, local historical characters, carriage rides, 10am-3:30pm today & noon-4pm tomorrow, Linn County Historical Museum, Brownsville. $7, $3 kids under 11.

Church Women United of Lane County May Friendship Day Luncheon w/guest speaker Kitty Piercy, 11:30am, Central Presbyterian, 15th & Patterson.

Peace & Justice Festival, presentations & discussions about war, fair trade, workers rights, peace legislation, jobs for teens, noon-3pm, Wellsprings Friends School, 3590 W. 18th Ave., info at 686-1223. FREE.

MomTasia, business expo for moms, 1-4pm, Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. FREE.

Tea & Trunk Show, fair-trade crafts & gifts, 1-4pm, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St. FREE.

FUEL: A Drum ‘n Bass Revival, reviving the DuB sound, 9pm-5am, Eugene Wine Cellars, 255 Madison St., $7, $5 after 1am.

Kids/Families Children’s Fishing Derby, ages 2-7, bring bait & tackle, fish stocked pool, 8-11am, River Road Park wading pool, 1400 Lake Dr. $1.75 per fish don.

Family Music Time w/Bryan Reed, singing & dancing, all ages, 10:15am, Downtown Library. FREE.

“Brits for Kids” w/Eugene Concert Choir, music, crafts, coloring & dancing parade w/Ronald McDonald (oh, Lord, why?), 11am, Hult Center, tickets at 682-5000. $5 youth, $10 adult, $20 family 4-pack.

Fern Ridge Fun & Wellness Fair, exhibits, all ages, 11am-3pm, West Lane Shopping Center, Veneta. FREE.

Dia de los Ninos y los Libro w/storyteller Carmen Bernier-Grand, musicians El Mariachi del Sol & dance group Ballet Folklorico, bilingual storytelling celebrating Day of the Child, dance, crafts, food, all ages, 1-4pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Lectures/Talks Intro to Computers, 10am-noon, Downtown Library, info & pre-reg. at 682-5450. FREE.

Literary Discussion & Signing w/Lewis Luchs, author of Children of the Manse, 11am-2pm, Oakway Center breezeway. FREE.

Reading & Signing w/Gerald Patterson, author of A Guide’s Tale, a memoir, 5pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. FREE.

Music Ozone Music Grand Opening w/David Lamond & Michael McCarthy, Ibanez guitar & other music gifts give-away, guitar reps on hand, 2pm, Ozone Music, 1712 Main St., Spfd., info at 505-8784. FREE.

Bev’s Baroque Break Band, Italian Baroque, 2pm, The Atrium, 10th & Olive. FREE.

190+[m]Concert, foray into modern music, 6-10pm, 163 Music, UO. FREE.

“The British Invasion: From Vaughan Williams to the Beatles” w/Eugene Concert Choir, 8pm, Hult Center, tickets at 682-5000. $14-$34.

Deb Cleveland Band, rhythm & blues, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Brice Creek, hike, 8.5 miles, Joanne Ledet, sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Kick It! 2010 Kickball Tournament, all day, Tugman Park, 37th & Hilyard, info at www.playgroundsports.net

Eugene Roubaix Bike & Race & Mullet Competition, reg. at 8am; races 10am-12pm, Fern Ridge Wildlife Area.

Pets “Homes for Hounds” Greyhound Adopt-athon, noon-4pm today & noon-3pm tomorrow, Petsmart, 2847 Chad Dr.

Junction City Pet & Costume Parade, 1pm, 5th & Greenwood St., Junction City. FREE.

Social Dance Argentine Tango, lessons at 8pm; social dance, 9pm-midnight, Studio B, 189 W. 8th Ave., 968-2441. $8, $4 stu.

Square Dance w/Molasses, old-timey rock, no experience necessary, 8pm, EMU, UO. $5, $3 stu.

UO Forum May Day Celebration w/Los Cumbiamberos, beer garden, all ages, 8pm, Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette St. $5.

May Day Dance Party, 10pm, Diablo’s, 959 Pearl St. FREE.

Theater Razzle Dazzle Die Murder Mystery Dinner, 6pm, Driftwood Shores Hotel, 88416 First Ave., Florence. $59.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella continues. See Thursday, April 29.

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat continues. See Thursday, April 29.

Evita continues. See Friday.



sun, may 2

Sunrise 6:03am; Sunset 8:17pm, Av High 64; Av Low 41

Arts/Visual Beverly Soasey & Shannon Weber Studio Sale continues. See Saturday.

East Linn Artists (ELA) Art Show & Sale continues. See Saturday.

Benefits South Fork Ramblers Bluegrass Jam for Peace, fundraiser for West Cascade Peace Corps, 6:30-8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5, under 12 FREE.

Zonta Flower Sale Benefit continues. See Saturday.

Patterson Preschool Rummage/Plant Sale & Benefit continues. See Saturday.

Gatherings BRINGfest, Garden of Earthly Delights demo garden, crafts, bake sale, plant starts, home brew demo, talks, food & coffee, 10am-4pm, BRING Recycling, 4446 Franklin Blvd., info at 746-3023.

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

Eugene Pokemon League, 10am-2pm, 4750 Village Plaza Loop. FREE.

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

Young Professionals Meeting, tour new stadium, food, drinks, 5-7pm, PK Park, 2760 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., info at 484-1314. FREE.

Cottage Grove Home & Gardening Show continues. See Saturday.

“Carriage Me Back” 1930s Re-enactment Event continues. See Saturday.

Lectures/Talks “Financial Literacy in Tough Times” w/financial advisor Mark Kruk, 2pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Music The Splendor of Spring Community Chorus Concert, 2pm, Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., Florence. $13.

Lane Stage Door Jazz Café, rotating jazz combos, coffee house atmostphere, 2-5pm, Performance Hall, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave. FREE.

Tatsuya Nakatani w/Hashem Assadullahi, Andrew Rowan & William Seiji Marsh, 2:30pm, Harmony Roadhouse Music Studios, 2650 Willamette St. $5-$10 sug. don.

Traditional Music of Korea, 3pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

“Signature Blend” w/the Motet Singers, a cappella choral music ensemble, 4pm, Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church, 532 C St., Spfd. $7, $5 sen., kids FREE.

“Blues Explosion” w/Eagle Park Slim & the Friends of MEMA Blues Band, celebrate 30-year Eugene anniversary of legendary bluesman, 6pm-midnight, Downtown Lounge, 959 Pearl St., all ages until 9pm. $3-$10.

Pat Metheny: The Orchestrion Tour, Grammy Award-winning guitarist/composer, 7:30pm, Hult Center. $35-$65.

Irish Jam Session, all ages, 7:30pm, Eugene Suzuki Music Academy, 170 W. 12th Ave. FREE.

Flutes & Electronic Music, conceived & performed by UO students, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

Red Sparowes, Caspian, Fang Island, rock, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Dallas Cole Mural Dedication, 2-4pm, Obsidians Lodge, Spring & Central Blvd., sign up at Eugene YMCA.

Eugene Marathon & Half Marathon, info at www.eugenemarathon.com

Aprovecho Open House & Guided Tour, view sustainable forestry operations, organic garden, aquaculture system & more, 2-4pm, 80574 Hazelton Rd., Cottage Grove. $5 sug. don.

Rewild Eugene: Urban Foraging 101, 3:30-5pm, meet at corner of Broadway & Almaden St., reg. at 517-9098. $13 adv., $15 day-of.

Pets “Homes for Hounds” Greyhound Adopt-athon continues. See Saturday.

Spiritual Joseph Campbell: The Message of the Myth, video screening, 11am, Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St. FREE.

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

Taize Service, French healing tradition, music, prayer, 7pm, Unity of the Valley Church, 39th & Hilyard. Don.

Theater Evita continues. See Friday.



mon, may 3

Sunrise 6:01am; Sunset 8:18pm, Av High 64; Av Low 41

Film Movie Night: Mad Hot Ballroom, documentary, 6pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Lectures/Talks Learn About “At Ease” Home Care, info about options, 12:15-1:15pm, Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., pre-reg. at 682-5521. FREE.

On the Air City Club of Eugene: “Save Extension Services?” w/Steve Dodrill, Cindy Land & Sophia McDonald, 6:30-7:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM. FREE.

Outdoors/Recreation Get Your Bike Ready for Summer, bring your bike, 6-9pm, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., reg. at 682-5318. $13.

Spiritual MoonDay Reiki, 4-6pm, Shambala Center, 1939 River Rd. Don.

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



tues, may 4

Sunrise 6:00am; Sunset 8:20pm, Av High 64; Av Low 41

Gatherings Coffee Party USA Get-Together, civility movement, 5:30-7pm, Gary’s Coffee House, 525 High St., info at wintergreen@birthingbetter.com.

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 Intro to BodyTalk, energy-based health care, 6-7:30pm, 1397 Willamette St., 914-0418. FREE.

Heart of Now for Youth, esteem building experience addressing bullying, ages 10-19, 6:30-8:30pm, EWEB Training Room, 500 E. 4th Ave., 579-3084. FREE.

“Mount St. Helens: The Tale of Two Eruptions & Three Decades” w/Katherine Cashman, 7pm, Knight Law Room 175, UO. FREE.

Music Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, Hult Center. $32.50-$52.50.

ABK, Tragedy, Knothead, Twisted Insane, native rap, 7:30pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $15 door.

NYC Contemporary Jazz Artists, UO ensembles, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $7, $5 stu.

Bluegrass Jam, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

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

 

wed, may 5

Sunrise 5:59; Sunset 8:21pm, Av High 65; Av Low 41

Film Cinema Pacific Film Festival, focus on film production in Eugene & Korean cinema, today through Sunday, May 9, various locations, info & schedules at cinemapacific.uoregon.edu or 346-4363. $6-$8 per screening.

Schnitzer Cinema: The Video Art of Nam June Paik, 5:30pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO, info at 346-3027.

Food/Drink First Wednesday Wine Tasting & Sale, 5:30-7pm, Ambrosia, 174 E. Broadway. $15.

Gatherings Lunch Bunch, seniors weekly lunch, menus vary, vegetarian options available, noon, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. $3.

Compassionate Friends Support Group, for families who have experienced death of a child, for ages 18 & older, 7pm, St. Mary Catholic Church, 1062 Charnelton St.

Kids/Families Preschool Storytime, ages 3-6; Lapsit Storytime, ages birth-3, 10am, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Preschool Storytime, ages 3-6, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library, 682-8316. FREE.

Family Night w/Fiddlin’ Sue, sing-alongs & “Suegrass” for all ages, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Lectures/Talks Martha Washington: Living History Presentation w/Kay Huston, 12:30pm, Viking Sal Senior Center, 245 W. 5th St., Junction City. FREE.

MindFreedom Roundtable: “Globalization of Corporate Psychiatry” w/David W. Oaks, lecture & moderated discussion, 5:30pm, Growers Market, 454 Willamette St., 345-9106. FREE.

Peace Corps Info Session, 7-8pm, REI, 306 Lawrence St. FREE.

“We Are the Universe: Who’s Looking at You Kid?” w/Steve Kilston, 7-9pm, Science Factory Exploration Dome, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy. $5, $3 mem.

Northwest EcoBuilding Guild: “Energy Improvement Mortgages & Energy Labeling in New Homes” w/Eli Volem, 7pm, BRING, 4446 Franklin Blvd. FREE.

“Information is Power: Access to Archives & Human Rights in Latin America” w/National Security Archive’s Peter Kornbluh, open to public, 7:30pm, 182 Lillis Hall, UO. FREE.

Music Poetry in Song, UO vocalists, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

“Music of the Pacific Rim” w/Taihe Ensemble, UO ensemble, 8pm, 163 Music, UO. FREE.

Devin the Dude w/The Coughee Brothaz, hip-hop, 9pm, WOW Hall. $13 adv., $15 door.

Ego Machine, Hot for Chocolate, rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles continues. See Tuesday.

Social Dance Cinco de Mayo Celebration w/DJ Mario Mora, salsa, merengue, cumbia & more, all ages, feat. amateur salsa contest, 8:30pm-1:30am, Vet’s Club Ballroom, 1626 Willamette St. $5.

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

 

thurs, may 6

Sunrise 5:57am; Sunset 8:22pm, Av High 65; Av Low 41

Benefits Plant Sale, fundraiser for Brethren Community Services, 3:30-6pm today & 10am-5pm Friday & Saturday, May 7-8, Springfield Church of the Brethren, 1072 Main St., Spfd.

Abortion Access Bowl-a-thon, fundraiser for Network for Reproductive Options, 7-10pm, Southtowne Lanes, 2486 Willamette St., info at www.nroptions.org

Film Film-making: A conversation w/Juan Carlos Garcia Padilla, independent Puerto Rican filmmaker, 3:30-5:30pm, Knight Library Browsing Room, UO. FREE.

“Horror & the Horrific” UO Film Series: Hard Candy, public welcome, 6pm, 110 Willamette, UO. FREE.

The Dream Result: Kayak Film, 7pm, 177 Lawrence, UO. FREE.

Cinema Pacific Film Festival continues. See Wednesday.

Gatherings Emerald City Chess Club Meeting, 6pm, EMU Fishbowl, UO. FREE.

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

Mother’s Day Craft w/M.E.C.C.A., create Mother’s Day gifts w/recycled materials, 3:30pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Lectures/Talks Peace Corps Info Session, 5:30-6:30pm, Ben Linder Rm., EMU, UO. FREE.

Literary Arts Book Talk w/James McCommons, author of Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service—A Year Spent Riding Across America, 6pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Mid-Valley Willamette Writer’s presents: “How to Edit & Revise without Losing It!” w/Jessica Morrell, author of Bullies, Bastards and Bitches: How to write the bad guys in fiction & other works, 6:30pm-9pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., 345-8986. $10 guests, MVWW mem. FREE.



Discussion & Signing w/Laurie Notaro, author of Spooky Little Girl, 7-9pm, Barnes & Noble, 1163 Valley River Dr. FREE.

Music Oregon Mozart Players preview: Cellophoria, 11:15am, Hult Center Lobby. FREE.

Misty River, acoustic all-female quartet, 7pm today & tomorrow, Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd., tickets at 868-0689. $15 adv., $20 door.

‘S Wonderful!: Words by Ira Gershwin, feat. The Emerald City Jazz Kings & vocalist Shirley Andress, 7:30pm today & 2:30 Sunday, May 9, The Shedd, 868 High St., tickets at www.theshedd.org

Girlyman, 3-part harmonies, Americana, acoustic, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $10.

Whiskey Spots, Sam Adams, Trevor Jones, variety, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $3-$5.

Groundation w/Orgone, reggae, rock fusion, 10pm, WOW Hall. $18 adv., $20 door.



Spiritual Twenty Twelve Transition Team, 6-8pm, Shambala Center, 1939 River Rd. Don.

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

 

corvallis events

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

Thursday, April 29 “Guthrie Family Rides Again” w/Arlo, Abe, Cathie, Annie, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Johnny Iron & the Kids, 7:30pm, LaSell Stewart Center, OSU, tickets at www.corvallistheaters.com

Friday, April 30 ‘S Wonderful!: Words by Ira Gershwin, feat. The Emerald City Jazz Kings & vocalist Shirley Andress, 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU, tickets at www.theshedd.org

Saturday, May 1 The Beatles at OSU: A benefit for CARDV, 7pm, Miliam Hall Auditorium, OSU. $5.

Tuesday, May 4 Opera Guild Preview: The Barber of Seville, 8pm, Benton Hall, OSU, 757-8949.

Wednesday, May 5 OSU Music Master Class w/mezzo-soprano Christine Meadows, 7pm, Benton Hall, OSU. $5, stu. FREE.

Thursday, May 6 Outspoken CD Release Party, 7:30pm, Memorial Union Ballroom, OSU.

 

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Cottage Theatre at 700 Village Dr. will hold auditions for Steel Magnolias at 1pm Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16; for information, call 914-9546.

WREN, a non-profit in the West Eugene Wetlands, has a critical need for environmental education guides and plant monitors this spring; for more information, call Jules Abbott at 683-6948.

The US Forest Service and various partners are seeking volunteers to participate in a project aimed at improving habitat for wildlife, particularly big game species that inhabit the Breitenbush area; volunteers will receive a free dinner on the evening of May 1; contact Rick Breckel at (503)-949-7309 or rbreckel@wbcable.net to register for the volunteer appreciation dinner; the deadline is April 30; for more information, contact Daryl Whitmore at (503)-854-4225 or dwhitmore@fs.fed.us.

The Roving Park Players announce will hold auditions for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland from 2-4pm Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2; for more information, visit www.rovingparkplayers.org or call 686-2738 or 914-2374.

Free Shakespeare in the Park will hold auditions for Macbeth 6-9pm Wednesday and Thursday, May 19-20, and 1-4pm Sunday, May 23; for more information, call 344-1869.