Eugene Weekly : News : 8.23.07

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While some think beer makes the perfect cure-all for the blues; others believe the best pairing with a night of the blues is a good Syrah or Zinfandel (but no true wine connoisseur will ever admit it). If you secretively fall into the latter category, head on over to the aptly-named Secret House Vineyards for the 15th annual Wine & Blues Festival. Featuring the Northwest Harmonica Championship Finals (watch ’em reach for the stars!) and special performances from Linda Hornbuckle (right), Henry Cooper (left) and other local blues greats, you would be amiss to miss this benefit event for the Musician’s Emergency Medical Association. See Saturday Calendar.

We wonder if the Bicycle Poker Cruise was hatched after a bored poker-playing cyclist contemplated the back of his Bicycle brand playing cards and then considered combining the two in a benefit event for Lance “cyclist-cum-erstwhile-marathoner” Armstrong’s LiveStrong Foundation. We’ll never really know how it got started (that would require a Congressional subpoena, and even those don’t work anymore), but here’s how it works: Donate $15 to participate, join the group ride around town to various checkpoints, collect a card at each stop and return to Diablo’s Downtown Lounge to play your hand. The grand prize is a “Fat Tire” Cruiser Bike, as if you needed another bike in your six-bike garage. See Sunday Calendar.

Since 1999, the Huerto de la Familia (Family Garden) nonprofit organization has been providing low-income Latino families with gardening education and space in local community gardens to grow their own vegetables. All those fresh veggies make great food (and especially great salsa), so why not sample some of it at this weekend’s Garden Fiesta, a benefit for Huerto de la Familia and FOOD for Lane County, at the Churchill Community Garden? There’ll be art activities, silent auctions, garden tours and even a salsa-making contest (yum!) in addition to the appetizing food available for purchase. See Saturday Calendar.


Sunrise 6:25am; Sunset 8:04pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50

GATHERINGS Cascadia Ecofair gathering, daily today, tomorrow and Aug. 25-26, Rivers Turn Farm, Coburg. or 463-7533 or 359-4309.

UO Museum of Natural & Cultural History volunteer open house, 4pm, 1680 E. 15th Ave. or 346-3116. FREE.

Wine tasting: Italian wines, 5pm, WineStyles. $5.

“Cycling 101,” mini clinic, 7pm, REI. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Reflective Readers book group: Small Island by Andrea Levy, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC Lee Highway, 6:30pm, Pavilion Park, Coburg. FREE.

Lisa Forkish, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Monsters of the Accordion, feat. Jason Webley, Corn Mo, Duckmandu and more, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $8.

Little Girl, Big Spoon (farewell show), 9:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Bedroom Walls, 10pm, Luckey’s. 21+. $3-$5.

ON THE AIR “New Dimensions” discusses “Becoming a Mystic Outside the Monestary” w/Caroline Myss, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

SPIRITUAL Open Wiccan Circle, 7pm, Shambala, 446 E. 13th. 868-1178. $2-$5.

THEATER The Sisters Rosensweig, 8pm today, tomorrow and Aug. 25, Very Little Theatre. $10-$14.



Sunrise 6:26am; Sunset 8:03pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50

BENEFIT Cleft Bear Sale at St. John’s Rummage/Bake Sale, benefit for the Bears for the Kids project, 9am-4pm today & 9am-2pm tomorrow, 2537 Game Farm Rd., Spfd. $10.

FILM The Incredibles, in Spanish with subtitles for the hearing impaired, 9pm, Petersen Barn Park. FREE.

Fourth Friday Family Film Fest, 7pm, Spencer Creek Grange, Lorane Hwy. & McBeth. 341-1709 for movie listings. Don.

GATHERINGS Pacifica Forum: “Pacifica Plans,” presentation by Orval Etter, 4pm, 121 McKenzie, UO. FREE.

Wine tasting: Vineria Italia wines, 4pm, WineStyles. FREE.

Critical Mass community bike ride, 5:30pm, meet at 17th & Charnelton. FREE.

Wine tasting: Abacela Wines, 6:30pm, Midtown Wine Shop. FREE.

Cascadia Ecofair continues. See Thursday, Aug. 23.

LITERARY ARTS Eugene Writer’s Circle mtg., 6:30pm, 342-4467 or for location. FREE.

MUSIC Hip Hopera, 6pm, Churchill Skate Park. FREE.

Gordon Lightfoot, 8pm, Cuthbert Amphitheatre. $30.

Good ‘Ol Blues Show w/Ken Emerson, Jerry Zybach, more, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $7, $10 couple.

Micah Wolf, 9pm, Luna. 21+. $7.

Sickfest III, feat. The Athiarchists, Domesticide, Grieving Sun, A Plague of Hatred, 8pm, WOW Hall. $7 adv., $8 door.

The Floating Glass Balls, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses micro-climates & predicting southern Oregon weather w/Milt Radford, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Eugene Skate Park Contest Series, noon, Churchill Skate Park. Register, 682-5329. $3 for contestants, FREE for spectators.

SPIRITUALITY TRIM’s Interfaith dialogue & potluck, 6pm, 598 Wimbledon Ct. 455-5693. FREE.

THEATER The Sisters Rosens-weig continues. See Thursday, Aug. 23.



Sunrise 6:27am; Sunset 8:01pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50

ARTS/VISUAL Maurice Van gives an artist talk, 2pm, White Lotus Gallery, 767 Willamette. FREE.

BENEFITS Raffle benefit for Mercy Corps, feat. music by Etouffée, 9am-5pm today & tomorrow, Ronny’s Audio Vision, 180 5th St. FREE.

Garden Fiesta, benefit for Huerto de la Familia (The Family Garden) and FOOD for Lane County, feat. jugglers, art activities, food vendors, salsa making contest, silent auction & garden tours, 4:30pm-8pm, Churchill Community Garden, 2200 Bailey Hill Rd. $5-$10 sug. don.

Cleft Bear Sale at St. John’s Rummage Sale continues. See Friday.

GATHERINGS Meet a Mustang, with wild horses up for adoption, 11am-3pm, Avalon Stables, 80143 Hazelton Rd., Cottage Grove. FREE.

Safety Day, BBQ and ice cream social w/motor vehicle, fire and back-to-school information, feat. The Survivors, 10am-3pm, Santa Clara’s Ray’s Food Place, 150 Oroyan Ave. FREE.

Wine & Blues 15th Annual Festival with Linda Hornbuckle, Northwest Harmonica Championship Finals and more blues greats, 2pm, Secret House Vineyards, Veneta. $15 adv., $20 dos.

The Talents of Tomorrow: Youth Performances, Poetry Slam & Visual Arts Exhibit, 2pm-5pm, Hult Center. FREE.

“Sip, Savor and Tango” event, w/Amigos Del Tango Group, 2pm, WineStyles. FREE.

The Drum Circle of Life, feat. Jesse Meade, Kenny Reed Stone Cold Jazz and Funk Machine, Very Small Rocks, community drum circle, international potluck, more, 3pm, Washington-Jefferson Underbridge Park. Don.

Whiteaker Celebration, potluck & refreshments, 4pm-6pm, Scobert Park. FREE.

The No-Tie Fest, feat. free BBQ, music by Nik Fury, Still Fire, Proof, Breakdown Dancers, 4pm-8pm, Grace Community Fellowship, 22540 Fir St., Noti. FREE.

Cascadia Ecofair continues. See Thursday, Aug. 23.

OWW wine tasting continues. See Friday.

KIDS/FAMILIES Star Party w/members of Eugene Astronomical Society, 8pm, Cascara Campground amphitheater, Fall Creek State Recreation Area. Non-campers park in overflow parking lot. FREE.

Nearby Nature Quest: Dragons of the Air, 10am, Park Host Residence, Alton Baker Park. 687-9699. $2 person, $5 family.

LITERARY ARTS Ann Herrick signs copies of her books for kids & teens, and offers free “Bigfoot” tattoos, noon, Fern Ridge Library, Veneta. FREE.

Eugene Poetry Slam presents “Words of Wonder” open mic poetry reading, 7:30pm, Wandering Goat, 268 Madison. Don.

MUSIC Bi-Polar Star, noon, CD World. FREE.

Mollybloom, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

The Oz St. Fossils, The Blue Hit, 9:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $5.

Jessica Parsons-Taylor, 9pm, Luna. 21+. $6.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Eugene-Springfield Mossbacks present a Winery Fun Walk, 5k & 10k, 8am-2pm today & tomorrow, King Estate Winery. www.mossbacks.orgor 747-6470. FREE.

Riverbend 5k Run/Walk, 9am, Riverbend Annex.

Beginning tree climbing session, 11am-2pm today & 4pm-7pm Aug. 28, see 682-5329. $25.

Obsidians trips: Drift Creek; Tam McArthur Rim, 6.5 miles; Vivian Lake, 8 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARs rides: Harrisburg, 50 miles; Powerline Road, 35 miles, 8:30am, Alton Baker Park.

THEATER Romeo and Juliet, 6pm today & tomorrow, with 5pm children’s pre-show, Amazon Park. 682-5373. FREE.

The Sisters Rosensweig continues. See Thursday, Aug. 23.



Sunrise 6:29am; Sunset 7:59pm, Av High 80; Av Low 50

BENEFITS “Save the Pets” adoption Sundays, 10am-3pm, Key Bank, corner of Coburg & Cal Young. FREE ($5 lunch).

Bicycle Poker Cruise, a benefit for the LiveStrong Foundation, group ride & poker contest, 3pm, Diablo’s Downtown Lounge. 343-2346. $15.

Raffle benefit for Mercy Corps continues. See Saturday.

GATHERINGS Block Party to celebrate Eugene’s 1st Intersection Repair Project & Street Mural, 9am, 22nd & Garfield St. 334-5046 or 342-5500. FREE.

Cascadia Ecofair continues. See Thursday, Aug. 23.

Greenhill Humane Society’s Rover Romp, feat. 5k run/2k walk, demos in agility, obedience, dog tracking, flyball and more, 8am-2pm, Greenhill, 88530 Green Hill Rd. FREE ($12-$17 for run/walk).

LECTURE “Climate Change: Despair & Empowerment,” Kelly Tudhope of John Seed’s Rainforest Information Center in Australia, 7pm, EWEB. 344-5740. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Tim Horvath reads from Goodbye in Many Languages, 4pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

MUSIC Music in Madison Meadow IV, feat. Jill Giddens, Robert Meade, The Sugar Beets, I-chele & the Circle of Light, 4pm-8pm, 22nd & Madison.$10-$25 sug. don.

Eugene Symphonic Band, 6:30pm, Washburne Park, 20th & Agate. 344-0483. FREE.

Warren Barfield, Logan Martin, 7pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $14 door.

Melissa Ruth, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

Two Sheds, 8:30pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $3-$5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians trips: Constitution Grove to Shale Ridge, 10 miles; Opie Dilldock, 14 miles. See YMCA board for details.

GEARs rides: Lorane via Fox Hollow, 50 miles; Fox Hollow/Lorane Hwy., 35 miles, 8:30am, Alton Baker Park.

King Estate Winery Fun Walk continues. See Saturday.

SPIRITUAL Capriccio Quintet plays music from Baroque & Classical periods during church service, 10am, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 2200 Coburg. FREE.

Programs on the “Path of Pure Desire,” 10am, call 653-8859 for location. FREE.

THEATER Romeo and Juliet continues. See Saturday.



Sunrise: 6:30am; Sunset 7:58pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50

GATHERING Preview of LCC’s Transitions to Success program for women, 2pm-4pm, LCC Main Campus. Register, 463-5353. FREE.

Lane County Birth Network monthly forum, 6:30pm, Mama Rose’s Naturals, 383 W. 3rd. 344-1464. FREE.



Sunrise 6:31am; Sunset 7:56pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50

BENEFIT Wine tasting benefit: Sauvignon Blancs, 5pm-9pm, WineStyles. $9.99 (50 percent donated to nonprofit organization).

GATHERING WOW Hall volunteer orientation, 6:30pm, WOW Hall. FREE.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses the attempts to save the German major at SOU w/Gudrun Gill, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians trips: Clear Lake, 5.5 miles. See YMCA board for details.

Beginning tree climbing session continues. See Saturday.

SPIRITUAL “Learn How to Meditate,” 7pm, Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center. 343-5252. FREE.



Sunrise 6:32am; Sunset 7:54pm, Av High 81; Av Low 50

LECTURE CISCAP presents “Myths of Alternative Energy: People and Place Behind African Palm Oil in Colombia,” slide show report by Annalise Romoser, 6:30pm, Harris Hall, 8th & Oak. FREE.

MUSIC Windy Ridge, 6:30pm, Coiner Park, Cottage Grove. FREE.

The Ovulators, 7pm, Scobert Park. FREE.

Koffin Kats, Zombie Ghost Train, Nekronotz, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 door.

Prismatic, 9pm, Sam Bond’s. 21+. $3.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses Alzheimer’s w/Patrick Gillette, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION GEARs ride: McKenzie View, 28 miles, 6pm, Alton Baker Park.

Obsidians trip: Canyon Creek Meadows, 7.5 miles; Spencer Butte, trail maintenance. See YMCA board for details.



Sunrise 6:33am; Sunset 7:53pm, Av High 80; Av Low 50

GATHERINGS “Women’s Backpacking 101” mini clinic, 7pm, REI. FREE.

Wine tasting: Sauvignon Blancs, 5pm, WineStyles. $5.

LECTURES “Ride for Climate US,” photo presentation on global warming by David Kroodsma, 5:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

James Tomasi explains how an upper cervical chiropractor saved his life, 7pm, Oregon Community Credit Union Corporate Offices, 2880 Chad Dr. RSVP, 484-5433. FREE.

MUSIC Adam Sweeney & Ashleigh Flynn CD release party, 8:30pm, Luna. 21+. $7.

Jackie Hooper, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. $2.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians trips: Lowder Mountain, 5.6 miles. See YMCA board for details.

ON THE AIR “The Jefferson Exchange” discusses the merging of computers and phones w/Alan Oppenheimer, 9am & 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.



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

FRIDAY, AUG. 24 Northwest Art and Air Festival, American Classics & Orphan Car Show, hot air balloon launch each morning, music, artists, children’s activities and more, daily today through Aug. 26, Timber Linn Park, Albany. www.nwartandair.orgFREE.

Annual Summer BBQ, 2pm, Corvallis Senior Center. $6.

SATURDAY, AUG. 25 SummerBlue, celebration of gardens, food & wine, w/music by John Bliss Xtet, Influence, Crosscut, benefit for Benton County Democrats, 2pm-7pm, Dancing Oaks Nursery near Arlie.$10.

MONDAY, AUG. 27 Blood Drive, 10am-3pm, Corvallis Senior Center. 766-6959 for appt. FREE.



FRIDAY, AUG. 24 Northwest String Summit, feat. Yonder Mountain String Band, Uncle Earl, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Flat Mountain Girls, more, daily today through August 26, Horning’s Hideout, North Plains. www.stringsummit.comor 503-647-2920.

Oregon State Fair, 10am daily today through Sept. 3, Oregon State Fair & Expo Center, Salem.

Heart, 8pm, L.B. Day amphitheater, Salem. $25-$35, includes fair admission.

High & Dry Bluegrass Festival, daily today through Aug. 26, Runway Ranch, Bend.

T. Ray & the Shades, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

Jefferson State Music Festival, feat. T-Club, State of Jefferson, Reggae Angels, more, 5pm-10pm today & noon-10pm tomorrow, Riverside Park, Grants Pass. Two cans of food donation.

Martha Graham Dance Company, 8:30pm tonight and tomorrow, Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville. www.brittfest.orgor (800) 882-7488. $28-$48.

Peace Village Festival, daily today through Aug. 26, Jackson Wellsprings, Ashland. FREE.

SATURDAY, AUG. 25 Keb’ Mo’, Robert Cray, 7pm, Oregon Zoo, Portland.$22.

Stars of Track & Field, Tea for Julie, Ohmega Watts, 9pm, Doug Fir, PDX. 21+. $12.

“A Fanfare for Humanity,” Cascade Festival of Music Orchestra with guest artists, 7:30pm, Drake Park, Bend. www.cascademusic.orgor (888) 545-7435. $15-$38.

Wine tasting: Amity Vineyards, 1pm-4pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE.

J.R. Sims & Texas Special, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

SUNDAY, AUG. 26 Uncle Earl, 2:30pm, Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend. FREE.

Tiempo Liebre, 7:30pm, Drake Park, Bend.$15-$38.

Rockin’ Jake, 9pm, The Landmark, Yachats. FREE.

MONDAY, AUG. 27 Robert Briggs reads from Ruined Time: The 1950s and the Beat, 7pm, Powell’s, PDX. FREE.

TUESDAY, AUG. 28 311, Matisyahu, 6:30pm, Edgefield, Troutdale.

Les Yeux Noirs, 7:30pm, Drake Park, Bend.$15-$38.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29 The Holmes Brothers, 7pm, Oregon Zoo, Portland.$9.75.

Daryl Hall & John Oates, 7:30pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, PDX.

Chicago, 7:30pm, Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville.$48.

THURSDAY, AUG. 30 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents “The Ultimate Bellobration,” 7:30pm today & tomorrow; 3:30pm & 7pm Sept. 1; 1pm Sept. 2, Rose Garden, PDX.$16-$20.

Jeff Parker reads from Ovenman, 6pm, Mississippi Pizza Pub, PDX. FREE.

Festival Pops!, Cascade Festival Orchestra with Flash Cadillac, 7:30pm, Drake Park, Bend. www.cascademusic.orgor (888) 545-7435. $25-$49.



Help the Master Recyclers recycle at the entrance gates of Autzen Stadium for every home football game. Orientation on Aug. 25. Call Nina Whitney at 682-2059.

Cottage Theater will hold auditions for a Nov.-Dec. production of Wizard of Oz. Children audition at 10am Aug. 25. Adults audition at 2pm Aug. 26. www.cottagetheatre.orgor 942-8001.

Salon des Refusés accepts all refused work from the Mayor’s Art Show 11am-6pm Sept. 1 at New Zone Gallery, 164 W. Broadway.

Eugene Concert Choir will hold auditions on Aug. 30. 687-6865 for an appt.

Lane County artists, 18 and older, are invited to submit a single work in any medium, that was completed in the past year, to the Mayor’s Art Show. Deliver exhibit-ready work 11am-6pm Aug. 27.

VA Eugene Clinic needs volunteers to work at their information desk. 440-1272.

Film Action Oregon is now accepting applications for the 2007 Women’s Vision Film Grants. www.filmaction.orgDeadline is Sept. 14.