Friday, June 29, 2007

Been gone for a Minute...

Ladies and Gentleman...I know you have been wondering what happened to me. Well, I fell into a Rumplestiltskin type sleep and finally I have woken! I will be returning to my blog and letting you all know what is happening in the great city of Eugene and surrounding areas! So if you missed me, Thank you. If you didn't miss me..screw you! I AM BACK!

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Stoner Sludge

Proto-metal stoner sludge is not what I expected after reading a few lines about Pearls & Brass, describing them as "bluesy rock and roll," "modern classic rock" and the like. With one giant power chord they managed to erase any preconceived notions I had about "classic" rock and blast my ears as if the past three decades of rock never happened.

Drag City released their sophomore album, The Indian Tower, just days ago, on Jan. 24. The band hails from Nazareth, Pennsylvania (which is, no shit, about 6 miles from Bethlehem). This trio of young guys sound like they should be bearded and bell-bottomed, smelling like bongwater. They've reached back into the ancient rock vaults and unearthed the under-appreciated vibes of proto-metalists like Mountain, Cactus and Blue Cheer, also revealing for us how such modern touchstones as Kyuss or Queens of the Stone Age found their sound.

"The Face of God" is a saga of power, heaviness and motion. "Wake in the Morning" gets sludgy, dredging the depths of molten blues. All the song titles are monumentous: "No Stone," "Black Rock Man," "Beneath the Earth."

The Indian Tower rocks. It sways, boogies, wails, thunders and emerges from the Nazarene wilderness completely embodying the legacy founded by prehistoric metal. See it live, hear it loud.

Pearls & Brass play at 10 pm Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Luckey's. $3-$5.

Cool Nutz!

Hip hop talent may come and go here in the Northwest — blowing up big or moving on to other area codes. But after all is said and done, any MC and DJ who has spent time in the NW will gladly drop what they're doing and give a shout out to rapper, manager and promoter Cool Nutz, aka Terrance Scott. The "Charlie Hustle" of Northwest hip hop stretched the region's sound down to the Cali border and nudged it east out to Boise, dotting all the small towns along the way, bringing hip hop to the otherwise untouched.
Cool Nutz, Kane, Siren's Echo, Maniac Lok, Young Gangsta Poets and the Option Hosted by DJ Chill. WOW Hall, 9 pm . Friday, 2/10, $10, all ages.

A man with a true passion for hip hop, the Portland bred Cool Nutz founded Jus Family Records with producer friend Bosko Kante in 1992. Their first release under the Jus Family name, Dis Niggaz Nutz, laid the groundwork for this now highly respected underground label, leading to an eventual 16 releases and a slew of partnerships with high profile MCs and producers from around the world. Jus Family's reputation for churning out streetwise regional hip hop has lead to collaborations with rap heavyweights like E-40, Kurupt, WC, Too Short and Kanye West. Between creating and releasing music, Scott also manages several NW hip hop artists including the spunky female duo Siren's Echo. Cool Nutz and Bosko, along with Xzibit of Pimp My Ride fame, just came off tour in Copenhagen with Denmark hip hop phenom the L.O.C.

Right on the heels of the release of his new mixtape, DJ Chill Presents: Cool Nutz "The Voice of Northeast Portland" Mixtape Vol. 1, a showcase of retrospective, forthcoming and exclusive material from the Jus Family stable, Scott returns to Eugene with Siren's Echo as well as Jus Family's own Maniac Lok and Hard Times Records' founder Kane.

Scott calls his forthcoming album, I Hate Cool Nutz, a coming of age record, featuring a more progressive and "grown-up" Cool Nutz. "I feel very strong about the new album, and look at it as my greatest work to date," he says. "Everything to this point has been what you would call a warm up." Featuring appearances by E-40, Kurupt, Ras Kass and Sticky Fingaz, along with production work from Bosko, UnderRated and Jeffrey Simmons, the voice of NE Portland strikes again with a late spring release date.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

On Sale Now!!

James Blunt - 7:30 p.m. April 4, Crystal Ballroom, Portland, $22, TM. On sale at 10 a.m. today.

O'Jays, the Manhattans - 7:30 p.m. March 23, Rose Garden's Theater of the Clouds, Portland, $34.50 to $47.50, TM. On sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Veggie Tales Rockin' Tour Live 2006 - 3 p.m. April 3, Rolling Hills Community Church, Tualatin, $15 to $25, TM. On sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Brad Garrett - 8 p.m. May 5, Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, $39.50 to $49.50, TM. On sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Bobby Vinton - 8 p.m. May 5-6, Chinook Winds Casino, Lincoln City, $13 to $28, TW. On sale at 8 a.m. Sunday.

Thursday - Shirts for a Cure Tour, 8 p.m. March 31, WOW Hall, $18, TM. On sale at 10 a.m. Monday.


Coming this month

Dougie MacLean - 8 p.m. Feb. 15, WOW Hall, $25, $23.50 advance, WOW.

advertisement Philip Glass - 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, the Shedd, $32 to $42, Shedd.

Josh Gracin - 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, McDonald Theatre, $27, $22 advance, TW.

Lucinda Williams, Tim Easton - 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, the Shedd, $30 to $42, Shedd.

The Blind Boys of Alabama - 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, the Shedd, $32 to $42, Shedd.

Buckethead - 9:30 p.m. Feb. 19, WOW Hall, $15, WOW.

The Derek Trucks Band - 8 p.m. Feb. 19, Taboo, $19, TW.

Dick Hyman - 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, the Shedd, $23 to $32, Shedd.

Relient K, the Rocket Summer, Maxeen - 8 p.m. Feb. 25, McDonald Theatre, $17, $15 advance, TW.


Keller Williams - 8 p.m. March 2, McDonald Theatre, $20, $18 advance, TW.

The Friends of the Bob & Tom Show - Featuring Nick Griffin, Drew Hastings, Bob Zany, Tim Cavanaugh and Donnie Baker, 7:30 p.m. March 3, Hult Center, $27, Hult Center.

The Oak Ridge Boys - 7:30 p.m. March 7, Hult Center, $28.50 to $44.50, Hult Center.

Michael Anderson and Friends - 7:30 p.m. March 9, the Shedd, $20 to $30, Shedd.

Hapa - 7:30 p.m. March 11, the Shedd, $22 to $32, Shedd.

Opeth - 7 p.m. March 11, WOW Hall, $19, TM.

Bill Frisell and the 858 Quartet - 7:30 p.m. March 21, the Shedd, $24 to $34, Shedd.

Nrityagram - 8 p.m. March 22, Hult Center, $18 to $32, Hult Center.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - 7:30 p.m. March 25, the Shedd, $28 to $36, Shedd.


Kathy Mattea - 7:30 p.m. April 4, the Shedd, $28 to $40, Shedd.

Luciana Souza and Romero Lubambo - 7:30 p.m. April 6, the Shedd, $24 to $32, Shedd.

Judy Collins - 7:30 p.m. April 23, the Shedd, $36 to $48, Shedd.


John Pizzarelli Quartet - 7:30 p.m. May 7, the Shedd, $26.50 to $38.50, Shedd.

Mark O'Connor, Appalachia Waltz Trio - 7:30 p.m. May 17, the Shedd, $28 to $38, Shedd.


Coming this month

Jeff Tweedy, Glenn Kotche - 8 p.m. today, Crystal Ballroom, Portland, sold out.

Tom Rush, Corky Siegel - 8 p.m. today, Aladdin Theater, Portland, $20, $18.50 advance, TM.

Austin Lounge Lizards - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, Mississippi Studios, Portland, $20, Mississippi Studios.

The James Cotton Blues Band - 8 p.m. Saturday, Rogue Theatre, Grants Pass, $25, $20 advance, Rogue Theatre.

U. Utah Phillips, Sisters of the Road - Winterfolk XVIII Benefit, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aladdin Theater, Portland, $26, TM.

The Men of Las Vegas All Male Review - 3 p.m. Sunday, Crystal Ballroom,


Art, Artists and Galleries

Alder Gallery. 1 Pearl Street, P. O Box 8517, Coburg, OR 97408. Phone: 541-342-6411; Fax: 541-683-9797.

LaFollette Gallery & Framing. 410 E. 11th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401. Phone: 541-484-1420; Fax: 541-984-0321.

Museums and Exhibits

Oregon Air & Space Museum. 90377 Boeing Drive, Eugene, OR 97402. Phone: 541-461-1101.

Educational, non-profit, aviation museum dedicated to the acquisition of historically significant aircraft and artifacts. Displays Include a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom, Grumman A-6 Intruder, North American F-86 Sabre Jet, Fokker Dr 1 Triplane, Taylor 2100 Bullet, Mikoyan/ Gurevich MiG-17, Yakovlev Yak-50, and others.

Photo of Fokker Dr 1 Triplane courtesy Oregon Air & Space Museum

University of Oregon Museum of Natural History. Museum of Natural History. 1680 East 15th Avenue, 1224 University of Oregon,
Eugene, OR 97403-1224. Phone: 541-346-1809; Fax: 541-346-5334. E-mail

A link to part of the University's web site. The Museum is located on the campus at Eugene. Includes information on the Museum's collection, exhibits, events and field trips. Includes a page on the Oregon State Museum of Anthropology.

University of Oregon Museum of Art
This is part of the University's web site and the Museum, well-known for its collection of Asian art and a collection of paintings and sculpture by contemporary Northwest artists, is located on the campus at Eugene.

Performing Arts

Actors Cabaret of Eugene. 996 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR 97401. Phone: 541-683-4368.

The Community Center For The Performing Arts. 291 West 8th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401. Phone: 541-687-2746. E-mail

Eugene Ballet Company. Hult Center One Eugene Center, Eugene OR 97401. Mail: P.O. Box 11200 Eugene, OR 97440. Phone: 541-485-3992; Fax: 541-687-5745. E-mail

Hult Center for the Performing Arts. One Eugene Center, Eugene, OR 97401. Phone: 541-682-5087; Fax: 541-682-5426. E-mail

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Dub innovator The Mad Professor

Are We Mad Yet?
Dub innovator The Mad Professor
Mad Professor & ARIWA Sound System featuring Aisha. 10 pm, Friday 2/3 • WOW Hall, $12

Dub has come to mean some pretty strange and sundry things over the last few years. The music that developed in late '60s Jamaica from remixing singles has become more than its own genre. It has influenced and infiltrated rock, electronica, hip hop, house and a whole heap of other contemporary music. You might think of dub as the conscience and soul of modern electronic music and the Mad Professor is its sole purveyor today, at least among the music's originators.

Born in Guyana, Mad Professor (aka Neil Fraser) became enamored with American soul and Jamaican reggae music, as well as electronic gadgetry, at a young age. When he was 8 years old, Fraser built his first radio from scratch. It was this same love for the music and production behind it that would later possess the Professor to build his own studio (console, board, phaser, mixer and echo/effects machines) in south London in the late '70s, again, by himself. He named the studio ARIWA (Nigerian for sound). Since then, he has recorded hundreds of albums and singles, balancing the roots of traditional dub reggae with his own genius for innovation. Mad Professor's style is heavier, even busier than that of his musical predecessors. If King Tubby and Lee Perry's sound can be compared to Count Basie in its restrained, spare minimalism, then the Mad Professor sound is an elaborate, sometimes even baroque approach, akin to Oscar Peterson or Duke Ellington.

To experience his sound live is the closest many will come to a Jamaican dancehall. Comparable to rave or house music, the Professor's dub is heard and felt, but with a real depth and warmth so absent from other electronic music. Singing over it all on stage will be vocalist The High Priestess Aisha.



Sunrise 7:22am; Sunset 5:33pm, Av High 50; Av Low 34

ARTS/VISUAL Gallery Talk: "Eye Contact" with Carla Bengtson, Barbara Setsu Pickett and Kate Wagle, 6pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. 346-3027.

FILM The Idiot, Episode 5, 6pm; The Falcon, 7pm; Brigade, Episode 5, 9pm, all in Russian with English subtitles, 111 Pacific, UO. FREE.

Darwin's Nightmare, 7pm, 128 Chiles, UO. FREE.

GATHERING Cajun/Zydeco Dance, 7pm, World Café. Helmut, 344-0748. FREE.

KIDS Drinking Gourd Elementary School presents two plays for preschool and elementary ages: In the Great Kapok Tree and Where the Wild Things Are, 10:15am & 11am, Downtown Library. FREE.

LECTURE "Diffusing Ideas: Intellectual Women in Paris Since 1945," Jennifer Duncan, noon, 330 Hendricks, UO. FREE.

"Learning from Vancouver, B.C.: Lessons in Transportation and Land Use," Gordon Price, 6:30pm, Downtown Athletic Club. FREE.

"The Story of Douglas Fir," Whitey Lueck, 7pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

"A Revolution in Evolution: Discovery, Story and Implications of Homo floresiensis — The Hobbits," a slide lecture by Peter Brown, 7:30pm, 180 PLC, UO. FREE.
The Supersuckers return to the WOW Hall Wednesday.

MUSIC Oregon Wind Ensemble, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $5, $3 stu., sr.

The Wailers, Pocket Dwellers, 8pm, McDonald Theatre. $21 adv., $23 dos.

Supersuckers, Sawyer Family, 9pm, WOW Hall. $10.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses the unseen and emotionally difficult life of military families with author Kristen Henderson, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"UO Today" continues. See Monday.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Nature Photography in a Digital World continues. See Saturday.

SPIRITUAL Ecstatic dance, "Relationship," self-nurturing, exploratory movement, 7:30pm, Eugene Friends Meeting House. $5-$10 ss.

THEATER The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, 8pm tonight, tomorrow and Feb. 10, 11 and 16-18, Arena Theatre, UO. 346-4190. $6.

The Noodles play the Downtown Lounge Thursday, Feb. 9.


Sunrise 7:21am; Sunset 5:34pm, Av High 50; Av Low 35

DANCE Dance 2006, annual celebration of faculty choreography featuring guest choreographer Gabriel Masson, 8pm tonight, tomorrow and Feb. 11, Dougherty Dance Theatre, UO. 346-3386. $10, $5 stu., sr.

GATHERINGS Juction City-Monroe-Harrisburg Area Alzheimer's Association Caregivier Support Group, open to anyone caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or other memory disease, 9:30am, Junction City Retirement Center. 345-8392.

League of Women Voters of Lane County February unit meetings on "Lane County Public Safety," various times and locations today through Feb. 16.

Cascade Mycological Society and Lane Culinary Arts Program Annual Fungal Feast, cooking demonstration and mushroom-centered meal, 6:30pm, Center Building cafeteria, LCC. Kyle, 463-5447. $8-$15 sug. don. and PreDating speed dating event for single professionals, go on up to 12 six-minute dates in one evening, 6:30pm ages 36-49; 8:30pm ages 25-35, My Coffee. Register at

Women's Action for New Direction meeting with WAND member Pam Garrison and CISCAP's Scott Miksch discussing protesting the School of the Americas and other human rights issues, 6:30pm reception, 7pm meeting, McNail-Riley House. FREE.

KIDS Gimme Games for grades 1-6, play word and storytelling games, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS "Grandfather Talks: The Earth Speaks," discuss the teachings of the Lipan Apache people and the books of Tom Brown Jr. with Linda Redmon and Steve Kreigh, 6pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum Visitor Center. 7474-1504. $4 sug. don.

Readin' in the Rain discussion of Crescent by Diana Abu-Jaber, 7pm, UO Bookstore. FREE.
Camille Bloom celebrates the release of her new CD at Cozmic Pizza Thursday, Feb. 9.

MUSIC Oregon Jazz Guitar Summit: Mike Denny, Dan Balmer, Don Latarski and John Stowell, 7:30pm, Jaqua Concert Hall. 434-7000. $15-$20.

Adrianne, Camille Bloom (CD release for Say Goodbye to Pretty), 7:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$7.

The Rocketz, Gambler's Mark, 7pm, John Henry's. 21+ show. 342-3358.

Eugene Symphony and guest soloists Amy Burton and Guido LeBron perform Brahms' Requiem and Haydn's Symphony No. 100, "Military," 8pm, Hult Center. $15 & up.

Nuborn Tribe, DJ Risingsun, Katt & Roots Revolution, DJ Cansaman, 9:30pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 dos.

The Noodles, StereoFuture, Alter Ego, Good 4 Nothing, Your International Head Quarters, 10pm, Downtown Lounge. 21+ show. 343-2346.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" feaures the creative dimensions of leadership with Jean Houston of the Foundation for Mind Research, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" features "Conscious Capitalism" with Patricia Aburdene, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

THEATER Cyrano continues. See Thursday, Feb. 2.

Othello continues. See Thursday, Feb. 2.

The Good Doctor continues. See Friday.

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail continues. See Wednesday.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Absoulte DJ's

I know I have mentioned this company before but I am a firm believer in supporting the local new guys as much as possible!! If you are a bar, a club or just having a private party or wedding and enjoy Karaoke/music, then you need to call ABSOLUTE DJ'S!! They are new so prices are very competative and the DJ's are great. Korina and Jason have 20 years of experience between them and would love to do a show for you. ASOLUTE DJ'S mostly does Karaoke shows, but can do dj-ing for weddings and private parties as well. I recommend you check them out! 541-607-9020



Monday, January 30, 2006

G. Love raps and rocks at the McDonald

It's 1999. The waves off the Southern California coast are breaking, creating a sound of thunder before smoothing themselves out into a phosphorescent blanket of blue that reaches like a handshake onto the golden sands of Topanga, a city just south of Malibu, Calif. Garrett Dutton and Jack Johnson are paddling out, soon to transition from stomach to standing in the burgeoning whitewater. After a day challenging walls of water and soaking in sunshine, Dutton and Johnson grab their guitars and start swapping sounds and songs as the breeze of a cool, California night creeps onto the beach.

G. Love & Special Sauce. 9 pm • Fri. 1/27. McDonald Theatre. $17.50 adv/$20dos
It must be tough being popular young rock stars.

Jack Johnson is … Jack Johnson, the bane of guitar-strumming surfers everywhere and the singer/songwriter behind albums like Brushfire Fairytales and In Between Dreams. Garrett Dutton is G. Love, the vocalist/guitarist who travels town to town with his band Special Sauce spreading his hip hop blues sound and playing a mean harmonica.

G. Love & Special Sauce released their most recent album, The Hustle, on Johnson's Brushfire Records in 2004, solidifying a business relationship that began on the coast of California, amongst waves and whitewater, almost seven years ago. This was G. Love & Special Sauce's sixth release of what G. Love calls "hip hop blues," a combination of laid-back, sometimes funny rap lyrics over James "Jimi Jazz" Prescott's stand-up baselines and Jeffrey "Houseman" Clemens' drumming.

The Hustle features guest performances from Money Mark, Jason Yates of Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals and G. Love's sun-drenched surfing buddy Johnson. This album has been called G. Love's most diverse, moving from classic G. Love funk-tinged beats like "Astronaut" to more mellowed compositions like "Two Birds."

The band credits some familiar names as their inspiration, including Bob Dylan, The Beatles and the Ramones. But it's obvious that G. Love was also swayed by the skills of hip hop and blues artists, and he does consider KRS One, John Lee Hooker and De La Soul influences. The influence of 1940s to 1960s jazz sounds from classic ensembles behind the likes of Miles Davis and Charlie Parker are noticeable as well, especially in Jimi Jazz's baselines.

But, more than anything, this is laid-back music. It's music you could play, say, on a California beach after plunging down the faces of giant waves with your rock star buddies.

Friday, January 27, 2006


Sunrise 7:36am; Sunset 5:15pm, Av High 48; Av Low 33
GATHERINGS "The Forest Family Feud," the Bus Project of Lane County and the Many Rivers Sierra Club go head to head on important issues in the style of the old game show, with MC Joseph Calbreath, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.
Eugene Tree Foundation's Annual Celebration of Trees with speaker Paul Ries of the Oregon Department of Forestry, 7pm, EWEB. FREE.
"A Powerful Vision of Social Transformation," weekly study group on a solution-oriented approach to social transformation, 7:15pm, Dharmalaya Center. Jason, 607-1835. $25.
KIDS What's Up? Hogwarts Hoopla! for grades 1-6; Ready, Set, ROCK!, a show about rocks and rock-hunters with Yvonne Young, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE.
LECTURE "Evolution, Human Nature and Literature: Toward a New Humanities," Joseph Carroll, 3:30pm, Gerlinger Lounge, UO. 346-4941.
LITERARY ARTS Elana Dykewomon, spoken word presentation and discussion, noon, 206 Building 1, LCC. 463-3000.
"Grandfather Talks: The Earth Speaks," ancient wisdom and native teachings of the Lipan Apache people with Linda Redmon and Steve Kriegh, 6pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum Visitor Center. 747-1504. $4 sug. don.
Michael McCloskey reads and discusses In the Thick of It: My Life in the Sierra Club, 7pm, 175 Knight Law, UO. FREE.
Reflective Readers book group, discuss Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.
Weapon of Choice: Voice!, open mic poetry, 7pm, Morning Glory Café. FREE.
Haiku Showdown, 8:30pm, Sam Bond's Garage. 21+ event. $3.
MUSIC Early Chamber Music Ensemble presents "Happy Birthday, Mozart!," 5:15pm, Collier House, UO. FREE.
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, 7:30pm, Jaqua Concert Hall. $16-$24.
Ala Nar, with bellydance by Astryd Farah deMichele and Amani, 8pm, Luna. 21+ show. $6.
Marcus Thompson, viola, and the Oregon String Quartet with pianist Victor Steinhardt, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $9, $5 stu., sr.
Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble, 8pm, EMU, UO. $12, $6.50 stu.
ON THE AIR "Breakfast With Nancy" features Mary O'Brien, 6am, KOPT 1600 AM.
"The Jefferson Exchange" discusses encouraging the vote with Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.
"New Dimensions" features "The Celestine Prophecy on the Silver Screen" with James and Salle Redfield, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.
OUTDOORS/RECREATION Paddling Club meeting, 6:30pm, Oregon River Sports. 334-0696.
THEATER Amadeus, 8pm tonight, tomorrow and Jan. 28 and Feb. 2-4 and 10-11; 2pm Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, Very Little Theatre. 344-7751. $12, $10 Thursday performances.
Betrayal, 8pm tonight, tomorrow and Jan. 28 and Feb. 2-4; 2pm Jan. 29, Lord Leebrick Theater. $12-$16.
Cyrano preview, 7:30pm, with pre-show talk at 6:45pm, Hult Center. $12-$20.

Sunrise 7:35am; Sunset 5:17pm, Av High 48; Av Low 34
ARTS/VISUAL An opening for "Marquee Massacres: Native Americans in One Hundred Years of Global Movie Graphics from Oregon Passage to Battle of Rogue River," an exhibit curated by Rennard Strickland, 5:30pm, Jacobs Gallery. FREE.
Last Friday Artwalk, self-guided tour through 20 venues around town, 6pm-9pm. For details and locations go to www.lastfridayartwalk.orgFREE.
An opening for "Eye Contact," work by 26 UO faculty members, 6pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. FREE.
DANCE Collaborations in Rhythm, dances in various styles featuring Eugene area dance groups, 8pm tonight and tomorrow, Performance Hall, LCC. $6, $4 stu.
FILM The Emigrants (Swedish with English subtitles), 7pm, 221 McKenzie, UO. FREE.
GATHERINGS Oregon Truffle Festival, demos, dinners, marketplace, workshops & more, 8am-6:30pm today; 8am-7pm tomorrow and 10am-2pm Jan. 29, various locations around Eugene.
City Club: Rep. Peter DeFazio discusses his legislative priorities and issues that Congress will face in the year ahead, 11:50am, Downtown Athletic Club. $3, members free.
5th Annual Oregon Students of Color Coalition Conference: "Profile This!," 3pm-late today, 8:30am-late tomorrow and 9:30am-1:10pm Jan. 29, UO. For schedule and information call 346-0621 or go to
Pacifica Forum: "Impeachment Update," analysis by Jack Dresser and others of proposals to impeach Bush and Cheney, 4pm, 125 McKenzie, UO. 344-0483. FREE.
UUCE Singletarians meeting, activities, conversation and more, open to all single men and women, 7:30pm, Unitarian Universalist Church. 729-6655. FREE.
KIDS Prospective parents information meeting, 10am, The Village School. 345-7285. FREE.
Young Readers book group, discuss The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.
LECTURES "Energy History and Energy Futures: Some Perspectives," Daniel Pope, 10am, Baker Center, 10th & High. 346-0697. FREE.
"An Evening With Jim Walker," featuring historic maps of local counties and territories, 7pm, Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House. Reservations at 484-0808. $15.
MUSIC Lijie, 7pm, Borders Books. FREE.
Oregon Mozart Players present "Happy Birthday to Mozart!," an all-Mozart program, 7:30pm, Hult Center. $20-$28.
Kenziefest 2006: Kenzie, The Ovulators, The Jet Jones, The Deleted Scenes, 7:30pm, WOW Hall. $5.
G. Love and Special Sauce, 9pm, McDonald Theatre. $17.50 adv., $20 dos.
John Shipe and The Blue Rebekahs, 9pm, Luna. 21+ show. $6.
Macaco Velho, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's Garage. $5.
ON THE AIR "Breakfast With Nancy" discusses sustainability issues with Bob Doppelt, Michael Dorsey and Miscelle Douglas, 6am, KOPT 1600 AM.
"The Jefferson Exchange" features multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.
SPRITUAL Narrated slide show featuring a journey to the limits of the viewable universe via photos from the Hubble telescope and NASA, 7:30pm, Eugene Zendo, 2190 Garfield. $5 sug. don.
THEATER Willamette Repertory Theatre presents Cyrano, 8pm tonight, tomorrow and Feb. 3, 4, 10 and 11; 7:30pm Feb. 2 & 9; 2pm Feb. 5 and 12, Hult Center. $15-$34.
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change…, 8pm tonight, tomorrow and Feb. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25; 2pm Feb. 5; Valentine's Day performance 8pm Feb. 14, Actors Cabaret of Eugene. $13-$17; $31.95 dinner and show.
Amadeus continues. See Thursday, Jan. 26.
Betrayal continues. See Thursday, Jan. 26.

Sunrise 7:34am; Sunset 5:18pm, Av High 48; Av Low 34
Leahy! performs Saturday at the Hult Center.
DANCE Collaborations in Rhythm continues. See Friday.
FILM "The Creative Eye," an evening of short films with hosts Steven Speidel and Gary Elam, 8pm, DIVA. $5.
GATHERINGS Good Earth Home, Garden and Living Show, the first sustainable home, garden and living show in the United States, featuring exhibits, seminars, speakers, music and more, 10am-8pm today and 10am-6pm tomorrow, Lane County Fairgrounds. Free admission with canned food donation.
4-H Horse Tack Swap & Fashion Expo, noon-3pm, OSU/Lane County Extension Service Auditorium and parking lot. FREE.
Contra Dance with calling by Tom Gogio and music by Full Moon, 8pm, Kelly School Gym. 302-2628. $7.
5th Annual Oregon Students of Color Coalition Conference continues. See Friday.
Oregon Truffle Festival continues. See Friday.
KIDS Winter Storytime, 11am, Borders Books. FREE.
Cavalcade of Crawling Creatures, meet amphibians and reptiles with their owners from the Oregon Herpetological Society, noon-4pm, Science Factory. $4.
Owl Discovery Program for ages 8-12, learn about owls through their pellets, 1pm, West Eugene Wetlands. Register at 683-6494. FREE.
Ready, Set, ROCK!, a show abut rocks and rock-hunters with Yvonne Young, 2pm, Sheldon Library. FREE.
LECTURE "Saudi Arabia, Peak Oil and U.S. Foreign Policy," Ted Duggan, 6:30pm, Core Star Center, 2nd & Lawrence. FREE.
LITERARY ARTS Barry Ozeroff signs Sniper Shot, 1pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.
Baseball Book Club, 7pm, Borders Books. FREE.
Jorma Kaukonen appears Saturday at Taboo
MUSIC Dirty Mac, 6pm, World Café. FREE.
9th Annual Concert Ho'ike featuring Braddah Waltah and hula dancer Leionaona Aipolani, 6pm, Willamette High School. For tickets call 688-7298.
Jorma Kaukonen, 7pm, Taboo, 23 W. 6th Ave. $18 adv., $20 dos.
Leahy!, 8pm, Hult Center. $25, $20 stu.
KRVM's Saturday Night Blues Party: Mary Flower, Jerry and the Stagehogs, Matt Sonnenfelt and the Infamous 145s, The Strange Tones, 7pm, WOW Hall. $5-$10 ss.
Silas, Stone Mosey, 8:30pm, Luna. 21+ show. $5.
Oregon Students of Color Coalition Conference Dance with DZO, The Phormula, DJ Smoov, 9pm, Vet's Club Ballroom. $5, conference attendees free.
Vagabond Opera, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's Garage. 21+ show. $5.
OUTDOORS/RECREATION GEARs ride: easy-paced ride to breakfast in Veneta, 35-40 miles, 10am, meet at Alton Baker Park.
Waxing and tuning skis and snowboards, clinic with Mike Van Buren, 11am, G.I. Joe's. FREE.
Obsidians trips: Marilyn Lakes snowshoe, 4 miles; Salt Creek Falls snowshoe, 4 miles. See YMCA board for details.
THEATER Impact! Arts presents Pinocchio, 7pm, Agate Hall, UO. 431-1177. Don.
Zero Clearance Theater Company presents Love Quest, 7pm tonight and Jan. 30; 2pm tomorrow, Willamette Activity Center, Oakridge. 782-5701.
Amadeus continues. See Thursday, Jan. 26.
Betrayal continues. See Thursday, Jan. 26.
Cyrano continues. See Friday.
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change… continues. See Friday.

Sunrise 7:33am; Sunset 5:19pm, Av High 48; Av Low 34
GATHERINGS University Student Fibers Guild Shear a Shetland field trip, help shear the flock at McTavish Farm, 8am, meet at USFG Office, 318 EMU, UO.
Piccadilly Flea Market, 10am-4pm, Lane County Fairgrounds. $1.50.
Food Not Bombs serves meals, 3pm-5pm, near deer mural at Washington Jefferson Park. FREE.
Post-Carbon Eugene monthly meeting, 6pm potluck, 7pm meeting, Maitreya EcoVillage. FREE
5th Annual Oregon Students of Color Coalition Conference continues. See Friday.
Oregon Truffle Festival continues. See Friday.
Good Earth Home, Garden and Living Show continues. See Saturday.
KIDS Open House for all interested families and students, 11:30am-1:30pm, St. Paul Parish School. 344-1401. FREE.
LITERARY ARTS Annual William Stafford Birthday Party, bring a favorite Stafford poem to read, 4pm, Tsunami Books. FREE; donations of paperback books for Operation Paperback encouraged.
MUSIC Imani Winds, 3pm, Beall Hall, UO. $12-$29.
David "Honeyboy" Edwards & Michael Frank, Mary Flower, Inkwell Rhythm Makers, Jerry Zybach and more, 4pm, Eugene Hilton. $15 + 2 cans of food.
Oregon Music Educators Association presents the All-State OMEA Gala Concert, 3pm, Hult Center. $12.
ON THE AIR "Sentinel Radio" discusses "How God helps you find your way," 7am, KPNW 1120 AM.
"The Son of Saturday Gold" features music and conversation with the Everly Brothers, 11am, KRVM 91.9 FM.
OUTDOORS/RECREATION GEARs ride: bicycle path to Owosso Bridge and beyond, 25-35 miles, 10am, meet at Alton Baker Park.
Northwest Association for Adult Competitive Kickball game, 1pm, 20th & Washington.
Obsidians trips: Midnight Lake cross-country, 6 miles; Rosary Lakes cross-country, 7 miles. See YMCA board for details.
SPIRITUAL Karen Sundberg leads Sound Weaving, 7pm, Unity of the Valley. 342-2202. $5 sug. don.
THEATER Amadeus continues. See Thursday, Jan. 26.
Betrayal continues. See Thursday, Jan. 26.
Love Quest continues. See Saturday.

Sunrise 7:32am; Sunset 5:21pm, Av High 48; Av Low 34
ARTS/VISUAL An opening for work by students who studied in Italy last summer, 5pm, LaVerne Krause Gallery, UO. FREE.
Comedian Auggie Smith performs Monday at the McDonald Theatre.
COMEDY Auggie Smith, 7:30pm, McDonald Theatre. $10.
GATHERING Lane Community College Business Department Open House, 2pm-6pm, Building 2, LCC. FREE.
MUSIC Rainy Day Blues Society Annual Meeting, 6:30pm, followed by Porch Dawgs concert, 8pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.
UO Jazz Lab Bands I & II, 8pm, 178 Music, UO. $5, $3 stu., sr.
ON THE AIR "Breakfast With Nancy" features Gwyneth Van Frank Carlson with LILA, 6am, KOPT 1600 AM.
"The Jefferson Exchange" features Len Eisenberg, a former geologist with Chevron International, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.
"UO Today" features Georgia Durante, midnight and noon tonight, 11:30pm tomorrow and 11:30am Feb. 1, Community TV of Lane County Ch. 29.
SPIRITUAL Tuning Into the Healing Stream, an introduction to the teachings of Bruno Groening, 10am, Campbell Senior Center. Phyllis, 684-6798. Registration at 682-5318. FREE.
"Relieving Stress in a Busy World," Buddhist meditation, 7:30pm, Tamarack Wellness Center. $8.
THEATER Love Quest continues. See Saturday.
VIGIL "Women in Black Standing for Peace," 5pm-5:30pm, 7th Avenue & Pearl St. FREE.

Sunrise 7:31am; Sunset 5:22pm, Av High 48; Av Low 34
LECTURE "The Right to Be Cold: Inuit Human Rights and Global Warming Litigation," Martin Wagner, 7pm, 110 Knight Law, UO. FREE.
MUSIC Bradley Hathaway, Lightbreak, Brightwood, Chase, 7pm, WOW Hall. $5.
Marah, Adam and Dave's Bloodline, Dan Jones, 9:30pm, John Henry's. 21+ show. $8.
ON THE AIR "Breakfast With Nancy" features Congressman Peter DeFazio and Sally Sheklow, 6am, KOPT 1600 AM.
"The Jefferson Exchange" features Laurie Bagley, who plans to climb Mount Everest to raise awareness and funds for the children of Bodghaya, India, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.
"Alternative Radio" features "Malcolm X and the Struggle for Black Liberation" with William Sales, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.
"UO Today" continues. See Monday.
SPIRITUAL Living the Four Agreements wisdom circle, 7pm, DIVA. Paul, 461-1977.
VIGIL "Practicing Being Peace," silent meditation, 8:15am-8:45am, Federal Building. FREE.