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Eugene Weekly : Calendar : 11.24.10

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

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

How very thoughtful of all those galleries out in the Whiteaker to schedule this month’s Last Friday Art Walk the day after Thanksgiving so you can slough off all that stuffing, candied yams and mashed potatoes during a pilgrimage that offers you access to a cornucopia of work by talented artists. And while the calories are burning away, be sure your hike includes a stop at The Voyeur, where you can take in the “Boundaries Between” exhibit of digital mixed media by Beth Robinson (pictures), after which you can grab a beer and slice at Sam Bond’s, where the walls are adorned with various works by Kim Rose of the Dirty South, which is part of a series of black-and-white darkroom prints telling “a story of serendipitous love executed in surreal symbolic montage.” For a walking map, visit www.lastfridayartwalk.org


thurs, november 25

Sunrise 7:21am; Sunset 4:38pm, Av High 49; Av Low 36

Benefits Turkey Stuffer Thursday, 5K run/walk benefit for Willamalane Park & Rec District’s free summer playground program, 8:30am, 6100 Thurston Rd., Spfd., info at www.goodrace.com $10-$20, under 14 FREE.

Turkey Trot Thursday, 4-mile run/2-mile walk fundraiser to put meals in food boxes, 9am, Skinner Butte Park, info at 343-2822 $20, $15 under 17.

Gatherings Festival of Trees, 10am-7pm today, tomorrow, Saturday & Sunday, Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way. $6.

Whiteaker Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 11am-3pm, Whiteaker Community Head Start Center, 21 N. Grand St., info or to donate/volunteer, visit www.wcdinner.org or call 485-8179. FREE.

On the Air “Thanksgiving Gypsy Swing” w/host David Gizara, swing, manouche jazz, celebrating centennial of Django Reinhardt’s birth, 9pm-midnight, KLCC 89.7 FM.

fri, november 26

Sunrise 7:22am; Sunset 4:38pm, Av High 49; Av Low 36

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

Gatherings Holiday Market, 10am-6pm, w/entertainment by Linda Yapp, 10:30am; Two Easy, 11:30am; Chip Cohen & Kenny Sokolov, 12:30pm; The McKenzie Drifters, 1:45pm; Swinging Marmalukeys, 3:15pm; The Conjugal Visitors, 4:45pm, Lane County Fairgrounds, 13th & Jefferson, www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

International Gift Market, arts & crafts, benefit to local non-profits, 10am-7pm today & tomorrow; 10am-6pm Sunday, 5th St. Public Market, info at 345-9454.

Thurston High School Choir’s Holiday Craft Faire, crafts, kids’ movies, food, 10am-6pm today & 10am-5pm tomorrow, 333 N. 58th St. FREE.

“Buy Nothing Day” Winter Coat Exchange, drop off/pick up coats, gloves & hats, 11am-3pm, Bad Egg Books, 112 E. 13th Ave., info at www.eugeneiww.org or 232-2868. FREE.

“Black Friday” Really, Really Free Market, bring/take anything that isn’t junk, no money, trade or barter, noon-6pm, The Lorax, 1648 Alder St. FREE.

Festival of Trees continues. See Thursday, Nov. 25.

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. FREE.

Literary Arts Signing w/Solala Towler, author of The Way of Tea: Tea as a Way of Life, 3pm, JTea Teahouse, 2778 Friendly St. FREE.

Music Susan McKeown, Irish singer/songwriter, 9pm, WOW Hall. $18 adv., $20 door, $25 res.

Birdie Jo, Petunia, Mood Area 52, variety, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $5.

Outdoors/Recreation Walk ‘n’ Talkers, weekly 3-5 mile brisk walk, ages 50 & up, meet at 9am, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. FREE.

Bike Riding for Fun & Fitness, weekly seniors bike ride, helmets required, 9:30am-noon, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. FREE.

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

Salsa Dance w/DJ Pachuco, lessons included, 9:30pm, Davis’ Restaurant, 94 W. Broadway, 21+ $5.

Spiritual Voodoo Friday Night Special, weekly gathering of all pagans/shamans/earth-based types, bring a drum, 7pm, Metamorphosis Garden, 797 Hwy 99, info at 844-2339.

Theater Hairspray, 8pm today, tomorrow & Thursday, Dec. 2; continues through Dec. 18, Actors Cabaret, 996 Willamette St., info & tickets at www.actorscabaret.org or call 683-4368. $16-$39.95.

sat, november 27

Sunrise 7:15am; Sunset 4:42pm, Av High 50; Av Low 37

Dance Oregon Ballet Foundation’s Nutcracker Ballet, children’s performance, 2pm & 7pm today; 1pm & 6pm tomorrow, LCC Performance Hall, 4000 E. 30th Ave., tickets at www.oregonballetacademy.com $15, $12 children 12 & under.

Farmers’ Markets Mazzi’s/ Hideaway Bakery Farmers’ Market, year ‘round, 9am-2pm, 3377 E. Amazon.

Gatherings Holiday Market, 10am-6pm, w/entertainment by Invincible Vincent, 10:30am; Shades of Blue, 11:30am; Robert Meade, 12:30am; Chris Kokesh, 1:45pm; Olem Alves & Inner Limits, 3:15pm; Mood Area 52, 4:45pm, Lane County Fairgrounds, 13th & Jefferson, www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

Eugene Weavers’ Guild Holiday Sale, 10am-5pm today & 11am-4pm tomorrow, Eugene Textile Center, 1510 Jacobs Dr., info at www.northwestweavers.org

Festival of Trees continues. See Thursday, Nov. 25.

International Gift Market continues. See Friday.

Thurston High School Choir’s Holiday Craft Faire continues. See Friday.

Kids/Families Family Music Time w/Jessie Marquez, Pia & Jason Robbins, sing, dance, 10:15am, Downtown Library. FREE.

Storytime in Spanish w/Latino Liason Emily, all ages & families welcome, 1pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd. FREE.

Dog Tale Time, build skills reading to dogs, grades 1-6, 2-3:30pm, Downtown Library, reg. at 682-5450. FREE.

Music Bev’s Baroque Break Band, sonatas, 2pm, Atrium Building, 10th & Olive. FREE.

GRRRLZ Rock Grand Finale w/The Sugar Beets, The Sub Pilots, Engraved, Gemiinii Riisiing, Grace Mitchell, Savanna Coen, 7pm, WOW Hall. $10, $7 w/3 or more canned food don.

Total Hip, boomer rock band, 8:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3-$5.

The Green Mountain Bluegrass Band w/special guests, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. $6.

Outdoors/Recreation Obsidians: Spencer Butte, trail maintenance, info & sign-up at www.obsidians.org

Mushroom Walk w/ Molly Widmer & Chris Melotti of Cascade Mycological Society, noon-2pm, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Visitors’ Center, info at 747-1504. $5, mem. don.

GEARs Bike Ride: Ingram Island Loop, 55 miles, 9:30am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org FREE.

Social Dance Contra Dance feat. music w/Full Moon, wear soft-soled shoes, no partner/experience needed, 7:30pm, Cesar Chavez School, 1510 W. 14th Ave., info at 521-0596. $7, $6 stu. & mem.

Spiritual Meditation Practice w/Alan Zundel, 8:30-9:45am, 41 W. 19th Ave., info at www.heartawake.org Don.

Theater Hairspray continues. See Friday.

sun, november 28

Sunrise 7:25am; Sunset 4:37pm, Av High 48; Av Low 36

Benefits Greenhill Humane Society Giftwrapping Fundraiser, 10am-7pm, Border’s Books & Music, Oakway Shopping Center, info at www.green-hill.org Don.

Dance Nutcracker Ballet continues. See Saturday.

Farmers’ Markets Fairmount Neighborhood Farmers’ Market, 10am-3pm, Sun Automotive parking lot, E. 19th Ave. & Agate St.

Food/Drink “Oregon Pinot Grand Tasting” w/Sundance Wine Cellars, 4-7pm, Adam’s Sustainable Table, 30 E. Broadway, info at 687-9463. $20 adv., $25 door.

Gatherings Holiday Market, 10am-6pm, w/entertainment by Lorna Miller, 10:30am; Janet Naylor, 11:30am; Opal Creek, 12:30am; Jim Page, 1:45pm; The Dennis Smith Project, 3:15pm; Eagle Park Slim, 4:45pm, Lane County Fairgrounds, 13th & Jefferson, www.holidaymarket.org FREE.

Festival of Trees continues. See Thursday, Nov. 25.

International Gift Market continues. See Friday.

Eugene Weavers’ Guild Holiday Sale continues. See Saturday.

Kids/Families Building Games w/Chris Ballowe, learn & play board games w/a building theme, 3-4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

Music All-Ages Jazz Jam w/Rich Platz, 4-7pm, Jazz Station, 68 W. Broadway. $2-$6 sug. don.

Jeff Martin, Natalie Plumb, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Jim Page w/Billy Oskay, folk, 7:30pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. $10 sug. don.

Outdoors/Recreation GEARs Bike Ride: Franklin Firehouse, 39 miles, bring food, 9:30am, Alton Baker Park, www.eugenegears.org FREE.

Social Dance Dance Night, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Spiritual Celebrate Gnostic Mass w/ Coph Nia Oasis OTO, 8pm, 1125 Bailey Hill. FREE.

mon, november 29

Sunrise 7:26am; Sunset 4:36pm, Av High 48; Av Low 35

Gatherings Holiday Marketplace, 10am-8pm today through Thursday, Dec. 2; 10am-2pm Friday, Dec. 3, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., info at 736-4444.

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

Shasta Middle School Winter Concert, band, choir & orchestra, 7pm, Hult Center. $6.50.

Spiritual Open Heart Meditation, 5:30-6:30pm, 15 N. Cedar St., www.heartsanctuary.org FREE.

tues, november 30

Sunrise 7:27am; Sunset 4:36pm, Av High 48; Av Low 35

Dance National Danish Performance Team, dance, acrobatics, 7pm, Junction City High School, 1135 W. 6th Ave., Junction City. $10, $5 stu., 12 & under $1.

Le Serpent Rouge w/The Indigo, The Crow Quill Night Owls, The Gallus Brothers, Blair St. Mugwumps, 8pm, WOW Hall. $18 adv., $20 door, $25 res.

Farmers’ Markets Creswell Farmers’ Market, indoors, 4-6pm, 2nd & D St., Creswell.

Film DIVA’s “Behind the Lens” Seminar: William Wylers’s Wuthering Heights (1939), 7pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway, www.divacenter.org $3, $12 whole seminar.

Gatherings Holiday Marketplace continues. See Monday.

Kids/Families Storytime for Terrific Twos, age 2, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library. FREE.

Lectures/Talks Social Services for Seniors: Senior & Disabled Servies, 11am-noon, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., reg. at 682-5318. FREE.

The Opal Network: “Parents of Psychiatric Survivors Can Help Change the Mental Health System” w/Katina Andoniadis & Linda Mulinix, 5:30-7pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

“The Golden Bridge: the healing gaze of Brazo” w/Phillis Linn, 6:30-8pm, Market of Choice, 29th & Willamette St., RSVP to 514-3042.

Music UO Trombone Ensemble, 6pm, Beall Hall, UO. FREE.

Bluegrass Jam, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. FREE.

Outdoors/Recreation GEARs: Annual Meeting & Bike SWAP, elect board members, sell/exchange bikes, open to public, 7-9pm, Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette St., www.eugenegears.org or call 683-1409. $5 non-members ($12 annual membership).

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

wed, december 1

Sunrise 7:28am; Sunset 4:35pm, Av High 48; Av Low 35

Farmers’ Markets The Corner Market, fresh local produce, winter hours start, 11am-6pm, 295 River Rd.

Film Film Students Against Empire Screening: Why We Fight, 6:30pm, 180 PLC, UO. FREE.

Gatherings Teen Gaming, play board, card & role-playing games, weekly meeting, 3:30-5:30pm, Sheldon Library, 1566 Coburg Rd. FREE.

Teen Space, 4:30-5:30pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St., Spfd., info at www.wheremindsgrow.org FREE.

“The Civil War Preview Social” w/Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lane County, feat. “Voice of the Ducks” Jerry Allen & announcer Don Essig, 5:30-7pm, Starlight Lounge, 830 Olive St., info at swarren@committedpartner.org or call 344-0833.

World AIDS Day Memorial, 6pm, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St., info at www.hivalliance.org

Health Care for All Oregon Meeting, video screening & discussion of PBS Frontline’s Obama’s Deal, health care reform, 7-8:30pm, EWEB, 500 E. 4th St., info at 342-4795. FREE.

Compassionate Friends Meeting, for parents/siblings 18 & older who have had a child die, 7pm, St. Mary’s Church, 1062 Charnelton St., info at 689-1626.

Holiday Marketplace continues. See Monday.

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

Family Night w/Sir ReadAlot, Holiday readings, all ages, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Lectures/Talks Northwest EcoBuilding Guild: “Valuation & Sustainablility: The Hurdles & Opportunities in Green Building” w/regional president Fiona Douglas Hamilton, 7pm, BRING’s Planet Improvement Center, 4446 Franklin Blvd. FREE.

Literary Arts Book signing w/Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno, author of Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday, noon-1pm, UO Duck Store, 895 E. 13th St.

A Christmas Carol w/Sir ReadAlot, dramatic Dickens reading, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Music Eugene Symphony Guild Preview, noon, Hult Center. FREE.

End-of-Fall Term Concerts: Lane Gospel Choir, 3:43pm, Performance Hall, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave., tickets at www.lanecc.edu/tickets $5, $3 stu. & sen.

Timothy Patrick, acoustic humor, 6-8pm, Eugene Hilton, 66 E. Sixth Ave. FREE.

Jerry Joseph, acoustic rock, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $8.

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

thurs, december 2

Sunrise 7:29am; Sunset 4:35pm, Av High 47; Av Low 35

Film Indie Night: Ian Clark’s Pool Room & Jared Liebenau’s Floaters, 7pm, DIVA, 110 W. Broadway. FREE. 

Gatherings Zonta Club of Eugene Candlelight Vigil to Abolish Illegal Trafficking, recognizing United Nations Day for the Abolition of Slavery/Suppression of Traffic in Persons, 4:30pm, Federal Building, 7th & Pearl.

Historic Hudson’s Bay Co. Fort Umpqua Meal, recreation of 1840s dinner, 6pm, ECEC Community Building, 15850 Hwy 38 W., Elkton, RSVP to 584-2692. $10 sug. don.

Holiday Marketplace continues. See Monday.

Lectures/Talks Tree Decorating Workshop, all ages, 3pm, Springfield Library, 225 Fifth St. FREE.

Multi-media Presentation w/Thomas Larson, author of The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, 6pm, Downtown Library, FREE.

Store & Share Digital Photos, computer class, 6pm, Downtown Library, reg. at 682-5450. FREE.

Literary Arts Book Release w/Daniel HoSang, author of Racial Propositions: Ballot Initiatives & the Making of Postwar California, 3:30pm, Gerlinger Lounge, UO.

“Stories from Abroad” w/Ethos Magazine, storytelling, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Music SHOcase: Eugene Concert Choir, 11:15am, Hult Center. FREE.

End-of-Fall Term Concerts: Spectrum Vocal Jazz, Lane Chamber Choir, Lane Concert Choir, 7:30pm, Performance Hall, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave., tickets at www.lanecc.edu/tickets $5, $3 stu. & sen.

Eugene Symphony: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, 8pm, Hult Center. $15-$64.

Gravity Research Project, rock, jazz, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. $3.

Outdoors/Recreation Walk with Us, weekly self-led neighborhood walking group, ages 50 & up, 9:30-10:30am, meet at Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd. FREE.

Drop-in Kayaking, bring equipment, no instruction provided, ages 12 & up, 8-10pm, Echo Hollow Pool, 1655 Echo Hollow Rd. $5.

Theater New Voices: Astral by Alexis Shaetzle & Savage & Strawberry by Cassidy Slaughter-Mason, 5pm today through Saturday, Dec. 4, 102 Villard, UO. $1 sug. don.

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

Hairspray continues. See Friday.

attn: opps

The Whiteaker Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner event 11am-3pm on Thursday, Nov. 25, is seeking donation and volunteers; for more information, visit www.wcdinner.org or call 485-8179.

A forming theater performance group based on the life stories of people who are homeless currently is recruiting participants as well as volunteer technical, musical and general support staff; meetings will be held Tuesdays, 2:30-5:30pm, starting Nov. 30; for more information, call 554-3337.

Starting Dec. 1, visit the Children’s Center at the Downtown Library to pre-register and pick up books for the free Tween Scene Book Group for grades 4-6; the group will get together on Thursday, Dec. 30, from 4-5pm, at the Downtown Library; for more information, visit www.eugene-or.gov/library or call 682-8316.

KindTree/Autism Rocks again received a grant from Lane Arts Council for their Studio to the Gallery program for 2011; these funds will allow them to again offer art grants to a few artists; the deadline to apply is Wednesday, Dec. 1; for more information, visit www.kindtree.org

To recognize and promote World AIDS Day on Wednesday, Dec. 1, the HIV Alliance will be holding numerous events around the community to spread awareness and education; for more information, visit www.hivalliance.org