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Give Guide

Giving till it hurts doesn’t need to hurt

The end of the year is upon us and that means everything from Hanukkah to Solstice to Festivus. It also means, less cheerfully, that once you have recovered from your Christmas shopping, you’re going to have to wake up one morning next year and think about paying taxes.

Sorry to be such a downer. 

The Night before Christmas

When stereotypical myths hide the good

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even my spouse.

Our feet were all snug in their warm woolen socks


Without the Occupy camp homeless youth are back on the street


We All Fall Down
Lars Von Trier divines the apocalypse in Melancholia


Use the links provided below for specific show times.


Classical Stuffers

Homegrown symphonic gifts for music lovers

This has been the strongest year in memory for Oregon classical music recordings. Any of these CD would make an excellent buy-local stocking stuffer for Oregon music lovers.

Procrastinators' Gift Guide


year end radio wrap up

Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht

Childhood memories refreshed each Christmas

Christmas is a special time for me.

Music Shorts
The Golden Motors, Bad Luck Blackouts

Classical Stuffers
Homegrown symphonic gifts for music lovers





UO Independence

Bill has power over president, but not tuition

A bill being drafted by Eugene Rep. Phil Barnhart could create a transparent local UO board that’s appointed by the governor and/or elected and has the power to raise salaries and veto the firing of the UO president, but has very limited power to raise tuition.


Axe & Fiddle Cottage Grove Women’s Choir—8; Choral, n/c

Cowfish Hump-Nite w/Connah Jay—9; Dubstep, glitch

Cozmic Back Porch Soiree—4; Old Time, bluegrass, n/c; Brian Cutean, Lisa Markley, Bruce Balmer—8; Folk, $5

Doc’s Pad Drag Queen Bingo w/Trai La Trash—6; Bingo, n/c

We All Fall Down

Lars Von Trier divines the apocalypse in Melancholia


All-Out All Stars

The Golden Motors are a Eugene super group filled with musicians who’ve been rocking the local scene for years. Composed of Scott K and Jivan Valpey of Pass Out Kings, Dan Schmid from the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, and acoustic punk-rock scallywag Dan Jones, the band boasts a deep roster of talent and charisma.

Lethal Hazard

A Wildlife Services trap set for nutria kills a pet dog

Arts Shorts:
(sub)Urban Projections festival

Tragic Camp
University Theatre thrills with Bat Boy

All exhibits free unless otherwise noted.


Dan Savage targeted for being transphobic

Occupying Wall Street for Dummies
An interview with Benjamin Brubaker


On The Blogs:

Letters to the Editor


Dan Savage targeted for being transphobic

Sheldon Theatre Stages Controversial Laramie Project

Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and murdered due to the anger and ignorance of his community. Now the drama students at Sheldon High School revisit the events of the prairie town in 1998 to come to their own truth about tolerance.

Keeping Occupied

Who are these people and what do they want?