Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Local Calender


Sunrise 7:38am; Sunset 5:13pm, Av High 47; Av Low 33

FILM Lunafest, traveling festival of films by, for and about women, a benefit for WomenSpace, 7pm, 129 McKenzie, UO. $7, $5 stu.

GATHERINGS Martin Luther King Jr. Award Recognition Reception, 11:30am, Gerlinger Alumni Lounge, UO. FREE.

Community Forum to discuss and gather input on this year's Take Back the Night event, 6:30pm, Head Start Whiteaker Community Center. FREE; childcare provided.

Intercambio: Conversation Circles / Círculos de Conversación, adults and teens practice English and Spanish, with Hora de Diversión for grades 1-6, 6:30pm, Downtown Library. FREE.

"Iraq: Which Way Out?" forum presented by members of Progressive Responses, moderated by Alan Siporin, with responses from aides from the offices of Rep. Peter DeFazio & Sen. Ron Wyden, 7pm, First United Methodist Church. 485-1755. FREE.

"Creating an Eco Logical Culture," series of panels and presentations, 7pm, Harris Hall, UO. Jan, 686-6761.

Wings Seminars special evening, "The Alchemy of Commitment … Transforming Resolutions into Reality," 7pm, Wings Building, 136 W. 8th Ave. Register at 683-8540. FREE.

Lane County Audubon Society meeting with "The Woodpecker's Tongue and Other Useful Adaptations of Birds" presentation by Dan Gleason, 7:30pm, Eugene Garden Club. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Karen Fisher reads and discusses A Sudden Country, 7pm, Knight Library, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Women's Choral Society Winter Concert, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. $5, $3 stu., sr.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" features Lisa Arkin and Conde Cox of the Oregon Toxics Alliance, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"Alternative Radio" features "Agitation: The Essence of Democracy" with Jim Hightower, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

"UO Today" continues. See Monday.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION River Rescue Seminar for river runners and those wanting to learn about river safety, 7pm, Oregon River Sports. Register at 334-0696. FREE.

SPIRITUAL Raja yoga meditation, 7pm. For location and information call 343-5252. FREE.

Deep Dive Spiritual Dialogue on "Original Blessing," 7pm, Unity of the Valley. 767-0953.

VIGIL "Practicing Being Peace," silent meditation, 8:15am-8:45am, Federal Building. FREE.

VOLUNTEER Volunteer meeting, 4pm, Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Jenna, 346-1694.


Sunrise 7:37am; Sunset 5:14pm, Av High 47; Av Low 33

ARTS/VISUAL Andrew Shulz discusses Vincent van Gogh's Femme Dans Un Jardin and Henri Edmund Cross's Un Pin, 6pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. FREE.

FILM The Idiot, Episode 3, 6pm; Leo Tolstoy, 7pm; Brigade, Episode 3, 9pm, all in Russian with English subtitles, 111 Pacific, UO. FREE.

22:8 — The Jeff Luers Story, 6:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. FREE.

Skins, 7pm, 180 PLC, UO. FREE.

GATHERING Richard Fairbanks, former Forest Service employee, discusses the Biscuit timber sale corruption and his experience working in the Siskiyou National Forest office, 6pm, Downtown Library. Jeff, 434-1463. FREE.

KIDS What's Up? Hogwarts Hoopla! for grades 1-6; Ready, Set, ROCK!, a show abut rocks and rock-hunters with Yvonne Young, 4pm, Bethel Library. FREE; tickets available 30 minutes before showtime.

Storytime with KidsLoveAnimals.com's African Safari, 6:30pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

LECTURE "Gender, Sexuality and Marriage in a Changing Papua New Guinea Society," Aletta Biersack, noon, 330 Hendricks, UO. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Book group discussion of The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, noon, Downtown Library. FREE.

Chick Lit book group, discuss The Borgia Bride by Jeanne Kalogridis, 7pm, Barnes & Noble. FREE.

MUSIC Hot Buttered Rum String Band, New Monsoon, 9pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 dos.

ON THE AIR "The Jefferson Exchange" discusses building healthier families with closer parent-child relationships with Gloria De Gaetano, author of Parenting Well in a Media Age, 8am and 8pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"UO Today" continues. See Monday.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Obsidians trip, South Shasta Loop, 4 miles. See YMCA board for details.

SPIRITUAL Conclusion of Green Tara Commentary and Practice (Part V) with Tulku Jigme Thrinley Rinpoche, 6:30pm, Nyen-Gyud Samten Choe Ling Tibetan Buddhist Study and Meditation Center. 554-9696. $10-$15 sug. don.

THEATER Cyrano previews, 7:30pm tonight and tomorrow, with pre-show talks at 6:45pm, Hult Center. $12-$20.

VIGIL Faith in Action and Progressive Responses Peace Vigil, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Federal Building. FREE.

The Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble performs Thursday, Jan. 26 at the EMU Ballroom.

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. Don.

KIDS What's Up? Hogwarts Hoopla! for grades 1-6; Ready, Set, ROCK!, a show abut rocks and rock-hunters with Yvonne Young, 4pm, Downtown Library. FREE; tickets available 30 minutes before showtime.

LECTURE "Evolution, Human Nature and Literature: Toward a New Humanities," Joseph Carroll, 3:30pm, Gerlinger Lounge, UO. 346-4941.

LITERARY ARTS 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.

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.

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 Ballroom, UO. $12, $6.50 stu.

Octoberman, 10pm, Luckey's. 21+ show. $3-$5 ss.

ON THE AIR "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 Betrayal continues. See Thursday, Jan. 19.

Amadeus continues. See Friday.

Cyrano previews continue. See Wednesday.


THURSDAY, JAN. 19 Jan Michael "Looking Wolf" Reibach, noon, MU Lounge, OSU. FREE.

Parkinson's Support Group, 2pm, Corvallis Senior Center. Jerry, 752-3238. FREE.

An opening and slide show/video lecture for "Conflict and Resolution," work by Gary Westfjord, noon, SSH Gallery, Linn-Benton Community College, Albany. FREE.

FRIDAY, JAN. 20 Visiting Writers Series: Steven Stern reads and discusses his work, 7:30pm, Valley Library, OSU. FREE.

Eric Vilain discusses "Between a Man and a Woman," 4pm, 206 MU, OSU. FREE.

A Fine and Pleasant Misery, 8pm tonight and tomorrow and 2pm Jan. 22, Majestic Theatre. $17.

Seussical the Musical, 8pm tonight, tomorrow and Jan. 27 and 28 and Feb. 2-4; 2:30pm Jan. 22 and 29, Albany Civic Theater. $11.

SATURDAY, JAN. 21 Corvallis Indoor Winter Market, local produce, local and exotic meats, cheese, baked goods, arts & more, with Namaste Vineyards wine tasting and Bellwether Wool Company spinning demonstration, 10am-2pm, Benton County Fairgrounds. FREE.

American Legion Oratorical Contest for High School Students, 10am, Albany American Legion Hall. 928-1961. FREE.

SUNDAY, JAN. 22 Introduction to the Heart of Now, 2pm, 2945 Circle Blvd. 758-5272. FREE.

MONDAY, JAN. 23 Amen (French with English subtitles), 7pm, ESCAPE, Snell Hall, OSU. FREE.

Low Vision/Mascular Degeneration Support Group, 2pm, Corvallis Senior Center. Vision Northwest, 800-448-2232. FREE.

TUESDAY, JAN. 24 Pain Pals Support Group, 7pm, Corvallis Senior Center. Namita, 760-0894. FREE.

Bilingual Kids' Book Club for grades 3-6 features Color of My Words/El Colorde Mis Palabras by Lynn Joseph, 6:30pm, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. FREE.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25 Woyzeck, 7:30pm tonight, tomorrow and Jan. 27 and 28; 2pm Jan. 29, Withycombe Lab Theatre, OSU. 737-2784.

THURSDAY, JAN. 26 Jay Chen and Joan Haaland Paddock, noon, MU Lounge, OSU. FREE.

"Music for Life," the OSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble and West Albany High School Jazz Band, 7:30pm, West Albany High School. FREE.

The Gossip plays a CD release party for their new album Wednesday in Portland. See On the Road listings.

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

THURSDAY, JAN. 19 Colin Meloy, Laura Veirs, 8pm, Aladdin Theater, Portland. $13 adv., $15 dos.

52nd Annual First Citizens Banquet, 5:30pm, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg. $40.

The Wizard of Oz, 7pm tonight, tomorrow and Jan. 21, Newport Performing Arts Center. $14, $12 stu., sr.

FRIDAY, JAN. 20 The Diary of Anne Frank, 7:30pm Fridays & Saturdays; 2pm Sundays through Jan. 29, Umpqua Community College, Roseburg. $9.

Toby Keith with Joe Nichols, Danielle Peck and Scotty Emerick, 7:30pm, Rose Garden, Portland. $39.75-$59.75.

4th Annual Winter Folk Festival featuring The New Christy Minstrels, a John Denver tribute concert, pie baking contest, craft booths, food vendors and more, today and tomorrow, Florence Events Center. www.eventcenter.org

Slightly Stoopid, John Brown's Body, 8:30pm, Crystal Ballroom, Portland. $17 adv., $20 dos.

"Obo Addy: 70 Years Young," a celebration of Obo Addy's birthday, life, music and love for Portland, 7:30pm, Lincoln Hall, Portland State University. $18, $12 stu., sr.

Laura Kemp, John Shipe, 8pm, Mojo Rising Workshop and Event Studio, Ashland. 324-7044. $10.

SATURDAY, JAN. 21 REI Winter Fest 2006, winter sports festival with clinics, demos, prizes, activities and more, 11am-3pm, Gold Lake Sno-Park. 465-1800. FREE; sno-park permit required.

An Evening with Bea Arthur, 7:30pm, Elsinore Theatre, Salem. www.elsinoretheatre.com"A $15 European Tour" wine tasting, 1pm-4pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. $15.

SUNDAY, JAN. 22 Crystal Ballroom 92nd Birthday Free-For-All with Crackerbash, Heartless, Caves, Climber, Freak Mountain Ramblers, poster show, kids' activities and much more, 1pm-1am, Crystal Ballroom, Portland. FREE.

Hilliard Ensemble, 3pm, Reed College, Portland. 503-224-9842. $30.

MONDAY, JAN. 23 An Evening with Groucho, 7:30pm, Newport Performing Arts Center. $20, $5 stu., $15 sr.

TUESDAY, JAN. 24 Paul Auster in conversation with Siri Hustvedt, 7:30pm, First Congregational Church, Portland. $12, $8 stu.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25 Illahee "Oil and Water" Lecture Series: James Howard Kunstler speaks, 7:30pm, First Congregational Church, Portland. $20, $15 stu.

The Gossip, CD release party for Standing in the Way of Control, with Swan Island and Lovers, 9pm, Wonder Ballroom, Portland. $10 adv., $12 dos.

THURSDAY, JAN. 26 Indigo Girls, three5human, a benefit for Habitat for Humanity Women Build, 9pm, Crystal Ballroom, Portland. $35.

Donna the Buffalo, Po' Girl, 8pm, Aladdin Theater, Portland. $13 adv., $15 dos.

Candye Kane, 7:30pm, Domino Room, Bend. $12 adv., $15 dos.

Healthy Environment Forum: Lawrence Frank on "Healthier By Design: Urban Lifestyles and the Built Environment," 6pm, Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland. 503-222-1963 ext. 100. $25.


Oregon Quarterly invites submissions to its 7th annual Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest. Entries should be unpublished nonfiction essays of no more than 2,500 words that address ideas that affect the Northwest. Postmark deadline is Jan. 31. For more information go to www.oregonquarterly.com

Lord Leebrick Theatre Company seeks submissions of original plays for its 2006 Northwest Playwrights Festival. Any unpublished and unproduced scripts by writers from the Pacific Northwest are eligible. To submit a play for consideration, send a resumé, a one page synopsis, a cast list, a description of scenic requirements and ten pages of sample dialogue to Lord Leebrick Theatre Company, 1320 W. 2nd Avenue, Eugene, OR 97402. Materials will not be returned. Postmark deadline is Jan. 31, 2006.

Community Puppet Theater invites people of all ages to make marionettes, shadow puppets and rod puppets to perform The Magic Camel, a narrated imaginary journey through time and tales of the Middle East. $20 sliding scale includes materials and snack. Norma, 206-4678.

The Shedd Institute will hold auditions for Annie Get Your Gun, part of the 2006 Oregon Festival of American Music, on Jan. 28. Auditions are by appointment only; auditioners should bring a headshot and resume, prepare a one-minute monologue and one musical selection (musical theatrer repertoire). To schedule an appointment call the Shedd at 687-6526.

Sexual Assault Support Services volunteer training begins Jan. 20-22. Crisis intervention training include supportive communication skills, crisis assessment, dynamics of sexual violence, anti-opression and legal/medical isues. Volunteers fluent in Spanish are especially needed. Call 484-9791 for registration information.


TH: Adult ballet—10 & 5:30, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.
Adult/teen ballet—6, The Shedd. Starts Jan. 12. www.oregonballetacademy.com
Adult urban beat jazz dance—4:30, In Shape Fitness. 517-9665.
Argentine tango, all-level—8; Studio B. www.eugenetango.com
ÁBailámos! dance concepts en Español for ages 3-4—3:30, Washington Park Community Center. 689-3233.
Hip hop, beginning/intermediate—4, Paradise Dance Studio. 747-1323.
NIA—9 & 6, Body Now (women only); 9, Studio B; 5:30, YMCA; 5:30, Willamalane Adult Activity Center. www.nia-nia.com
Salsa, Cuban style with Josh Remis—8, In Shape Fitness. Starts Jan. 12. josh@eugenesalsa.com
Sparkplug Dance, creative dance for teens and adults—6:30, Washington Park Community Center. 689-3233.
Swing aerobics—noon, Paradise Dance Studio. 343-7826.

FR: Adult ballet—5:30, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.
Bhangra—6, Yoga West.
Capoeira, all-level—7, In Shape Fitness. www.capoeiraeugene.org
Flamenco, beginning—5. 431-1640.
Friday Night Dance—9, StaverDanceSport. 746-6268.
HoopDance—7, Core Star Cultural Center. www.mandalahoops.com
NIA—9, Body Now (women only); 5:30, In Shape Fitness (868-5900). www.nia-nia.com
Oregon Ballroom Dance Club dance—7:30 lessons, 8:30 dance. 346-6025.
Salsa—9, Studio B. 687-0678.
Salsa—9, Vet's Club Ballroom. www.eugenesalsa.com
Tango, intro class—8; Milonga (social dance)—9, The Tango Center. www.tangocenter.org

SA: Adult ballet—10, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.
African, all-level—11, Skinner Butte Park near Campbell Senior Center. 653-2840.
Balkan Dance Festival with Michael Ginsburg—9:30 & 1:30 workshops, Vet's Club Ballroom. 726-5748.
Ballroom, Latin—7:15, Studio B. www.alexanderdanceonline.com
Brazilian (Samba, xe, Coco, Maracatu, Forro)—1, Core Star Cultural Center. 686-5708
Healing dance & yoga—11, Fool's Paradise Tea House. 653-2840.
NIA—9, Body Now. Women only. www.nia-nia.com
Pre-ballet/creative movement—11:30, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.
New Year's Eve Salsa Party—9; Vet's Club Ballroom. 683-1384.
Tango intro class—8; Milonga (social dance)—9, The Tango Center. www.tangocenter.org
Tango with Homer Ladas—9, Eugene Tango Center.
West African, all levels—6:30, Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis. 753-6833.

SU: Balkan Dance Festival with Michael Ginsburg —12:30 workshop, Vet's Club Ballroom. 726-5748.
Ballet, intermediate—4:30, InShape Fitness.
Capoeira, all-level—7, Core Star Community Space. www.capoeiraeugene.org
Contact improvisation—4, Eugene School of Ballet. 607-9416.
International—7:15, In Shape Fitness. 726-7548.
Lindy, advanced—5; intermediate—6; Lindy hop swing basics—7, Agate Hall, UO. www.thejointisjumpin.com
NIA—12:30, In Shape Fitness. www.nia-nia.com
West African—11, WOW Hall. 687-2746.

MO: Adult ballet—5:30, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.
Afro-rhythmic dance fitness—10, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.
Capoeira, all-level—8, In Shape Fitness. www.capoeiraeugene.org
Flamenco, beginning—7. 431-1640.
Jazz, intermediate—11, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.
NIA—9 & 5, Body Now (women only); 9 & 7, Eugene School of Ballet (868-5900); 9:30 & 5:30, Tamarack Wellness Center; 9:30, YMCA. www.nia-nia.com
Tap, beginning—7, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.
West Coast swing—7, Agate Hall, UO. www.68swing.com

TU: Adult ballet—10, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.
Adult dance—9, The Shedd. www.oregonballetacademy.com
African—6:30, Fool's Paradise Tea House. 653-2840.
Dancesport Fever, ballroom dance for ages 6-12—4, Studio B. 431-1177.
Eugene Swing Team—7, Rock 'n' Rodeo. 687-9464.
Hip hop, beginning/intermediate—5:30; Bhangra—7, Paradise Dance Studio. 747-1323.
Mom and Me for ages 2-4—10:15, The Shedd. www.oregonballetacademy.com
NIA—9 & 6, Body Now (women only); 9, Studio B; 9, YMCA; 5:30, Willamalane Adult Activity Center. www.nia-nia.com
Neuro Nurture developmental movement for babies and parents—10:30, Sparkplug Dance. www.sparkplugdance.org

WE: Adult ballet—5:30, Paradise Dance. 485-4669.
Afro-rhythmic dance fitness—10, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.
Bellydance with Astryd deMichele, beginning/intermediate—7:30, Ballet Fantastique. 683-7778.
Capoeira, all-level—8, In Shape Fitness. www.capoeiraeugene.org
Contact improvisation—5:30, Agate Hall, UO. 343-2913.
Dance in earth tones—9, Studio B. 342-4690.
Flamenco, beginning—6. 431-1640.
Fluid movement—9, Tamarack Wellness Center. 683-9501.
Jazz, intermediate—11, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.
NIA—9 & 5, Body Now (women only); 10:30, Core Star; 7, Eugene School of Ballet (868-5900); 5:30, Tamarack Wellness Center. www.nia-nia.com
Pilates mat—9, The Shedd. www.oregonballetacademy.com
Pre-ballet for ages 3-4—10, The Shedd. www.oregonballetacademy.com
Swing, lindy hop—8, Studio B. www.eugenelindy.com
Tap, beginning—4:30, Paradise Dance. 747-1323.


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