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Trying to explain why comedy is funny is a task fraught with annoyance. There's just no telling what some people will or won't laugh at. Case in point: New York's Todd Barry (right), whose 2004 CD, Falling Off the Bone, was recorded live at NYC's Pianos, a tiny Lower East Side venue with patrons that laugh hysterically at some of the milder jokes and let the funniest ones go by with just a giggle (some of the best cracks on the CD are those at the expense of said audience). With his dry, unhurried delivery, Barry's an odd performer, a guy who seems to have accidentally found himself on a stage telling stories about everything from being unhealthily obsessed with music to weird experiences on airplanes. It's cold out, people; you need a laugh. See Monday Calendar.

Ahh, trick-or-treating. We remember the time, oh so many years ago, when some guy dished out full boxes of Twinkies upon the lucky late-comers like us. We sped quickly around the corner, giggling with glee, stuffing our faces until we were sick to our stomachs. Oh, it was grand! But with a skyrocketing obesity epidemic among children these days, it wouldn't be in our best interest to push all those caloric artery-cloggers onto the frisky tykes, now would it? Hear are some alternatives: art supplies, sugar-free gum, stickers, whistles or temporary tattoos.

This week it's a kid's dream come true. You get to wear costumes, everyone is pretending to be superheroes or pirates, and candy and scares are dispensed with a smile: What's not to love? Well, rather than stay home with the non-scary Xbox 360, we suggest Nearby Nature's 10th annual Haunted Hike. From Rico Raccoon to Grandma Spider (pictured), kids and adults alike will find out about fascinating nocturnal creatures from costumed representatives. Not only does this encourage some exercise, it makes a lot more sense than sitting at home watching Animal Planet. See Friday Calendar.

University Theater kicks off its second season with two international one act plays: Chitra and The Arabian Night. Rabindranath Tagore's Chitra tells the story of a king's daughter — raised as a boy — who falls in love with a man ... with all madcap gender identity issues ensuing. German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig'sThe Arabian Night is comprised of several surreal scenes each played out by five individuals (including Lilli Turner and Dusty Bodeen, right) enclosed in an apartment block on the hottest night in history. In one scene, a man imagines himself trapped in a bottle of cognac; in another, a woman's narcoleptic amnesia reveals both vulnerability and deception. Each slice of psychodrama interweaves into the next until the climax, where dreams are either realized, or not. See Thursday, Oct. 26 Calendar.

You've probably noticed that each day it's getting darker earlier, but come this Sunday, our daylight saving ends, dropping the sun over the horizon as early as 5 pm! Advice: Get thee to the last Last Friday Artwalk of the year where you can actually see the sidewalk you walk on (see Best of Eugene staff picks for more on the subject). Lots of mayhem, as usual, but with two can't-miss openings at Better Yet and Infinity Mercantile, it's all the more reason to dine at Laughing Planet (Best Meal Under $7) or fill your sweet tooth with Sweet Life (Best Bakery/Sweets), both of 'em within a stone's throw away. See Friday Calendar.


Sunrise 7:42am; Sunset 6:11pm, Av High 60; Av Low 39

ARTS/VISUAL An opening for work by Monique Janssen-Belitz, 5pm, Springfield Museum, 590 Main St. $2.

Paul Berger speaks on photography & his work, 7pm, 129 McKenzie Hall, UO. 346-3609. FREE.

FILM Off Road to Athens, 7pm, 177 Lawrence Hall, UO. $3, FREE UO stu.

GATHERINGS Memory Loss support group, 10am, Junction City Retirement Center, 500 E. 6th St., Junction City. 345-8392. FREE.

Lane Council of Governments Executive Committee meeting, 5:30pm, LCG, 99 E. Broadway. 682-4395. FREE.

Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Living sponsors presentation on pioneering student "ecohouse" at Humboldt State U., 6pm, EMU, UO. FREE.

Network for Reproductive Options presents film & discussion, 6:30pm, McNail-Riley House. 345-5702. FREE.

Humanity's Team meeting, 7pm, Spiritual Growth Center, 390 Vernal St. 747-8771. FREE.

LECTURES "Where You Go is What You Want: Immigration & Mexican Family Formation," Patricia Zavella, 4pm, Knight Library, UO. 346-5015. FREE.

"Guatemala: Helping Mayan Communities Through Pedal Powered Machinery," Jude Kirstein, 7pm, REI. FREE.

"Nicaragua: ¿Cuál Camino? Left or Right?" Bryan Moore, 7pm, EMU, UO. 346-0577. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Cheryl Strayed reads from Torch & Randy Sue Coburn reads from Owl Island, 7pm, UO Bookstore. 346-4331. FREE.

MUSIC Zebulon of Babylon, 6:30pm, CD World. FREE.

Eugene Symphony: Tchaikovsky's Pathetique, 8pm, Hult Center. www.eugenesymphony.orgor 682-5000. $15-$56.

Wisebird, Good for America, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3.

Pnuma Trio, Ryan Burnett, Reeble Jar, 9pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 dos.

J. Reilly, Rogue Motel, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $3-$5.

ON THE AIR "Breakfast with Nancy" features Kevin Matthews on voting "clean & green," 6am, KOPT 1600 AM.

"The Jefferson Exchange" talks w/Ryder Stevens, U.S. Army chaplain for the past 23 years, 9am and 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" discusses "Conversations w/God, Life, Ourselves" w/Neale Donald Walsch, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

THEATER Chitra and The Arabian Night, 8pm today, tomorrow, Oct. 28 & Nov. 2-4, Arena Theatre, Villard Hall, UO. 346-4363. $6, $5 sr., non-UO stu., $4 UO stu.

Enchanted April, 8pm today, tomorrow, Oct. 28, Nov. 2-4 and Nov. 10 & 11; 2pm Oct. 29 & Nov. 5, Very Little Theatre, 2350 Hilyard St. 344-7751. $10-$14.

Thoroughly Modern Millie, 7:30pm today, tomorrow & Oct. 28, Nov. 2, 3, 9-11; 2pm Nov. 5, South Eugene High School auditorium. 687-3521. $10, $8 stu., sr.



Sunrise 7:43am; Sunset 6:10pm, Av High 60; Av Low 39

ARTS/VISUAL River Road Park District Art Show, 10am-7pm today; 10am-5pm tomorrow, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr. 688-4052. FREE.

"Day of the Dead" exhibition & sale of artwork by Mitzi Linn, 10am-5pm today, tomorrow & Oct. 29, 4852 W. Amazon Dr. 684-3477 or 517-4477. FREE.

Last Friday Artwalk, self-guided tour through many venues around town, 6pm-9pm. For details and locations go to www.lastfridayartwalk.orgFREE.

6pm openings include "Are We Dressed Yet?" paintings by Peter Herley, Better Yet; Work by Heather Conlon, Infinity Mercantile. FREE.

DANCE The Dance Factory: Urban Pulse, 7:30pm, Hult Center. www.hultcenter.org$12-$15.

FILM The Others, film & discussion, 7pm, Unity of the Valley. FREE.

GATHERINGS 37th Annual Eugene Ski Swap, 6pm-9pm today & 9am-6pm tomorrow, Lane Events Center. 914-9584. $1.

City Club Friday Forum: Two Tax Measures: Safety & Education, 11:50am, Downtown Athletic Club. www.cityclubofeugene.org$3.

Boogie Club meeting: one-hour random dance party, 2:30pm, lawn behind UO Library. www.myspace.com/boogieclubFREE.

KIDS/FAMILIES Halloween Extravaganza, ages 5 and under, 10am-noon & 5pm-8pm, Science Factory. 682-7888. $10 parent/child combo, FREE to members.

Nearby Nature's 10th Annual Haunted Hike, 5:30pm-9pm, Alton Baker Park. Register, 687-9699. $5, FREE to members.

LECTURE Pacifica Forum: "The Psychology of Racism," talk by Jack Dresser, 4pm, 121 McKenzie Hall, UO. 344-0483. FREE.

"Out in the Cold: Native Siberian Health in the Post-Soviet Era," Josh Snodgrass, 5:30pm, 175 Knight Law Center, UO. 346-3024. FREE.

MUSIC Elizabeth Cable, 5pm, Tsunami Books. Don.

Mood Area 52 performs original music to Nosferatu, 7pm, Tsunami Books. $5.

Idit Shner Jazz Trio, 8pm, 178 Music, UO. 346-5678. $10, $8 stu., sr.

Reilly & Maloney, 8pm, Luna. 21+ show. $13.50 adv., $15 dos.

Saint Huck, Rawheadrex, Uncle Charlie, Moose Lodge, A Few Chairs, 9pm, WOW Hall. $8 adv., $12 dos.

"Save Trevor" Benefit Show, feat. Kudana, Tyler Spencer Didge & The Sickies, Camillo & Stephanie, 6pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5-$15.

Danny Dolinger, Peter Wilde, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $5.

ON THE AIR "Breakfast with Nancy" presents "Who Are You," an intimate conversation w/journalist & radio host Alan Siporin, 6am, KOPT 1600 AM.

"The Jefferson Exchange" talks with Rep. Greg Walden, 9am and 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

THEATER Bat Boy: The Musical, 8pm today, tomorrow and Nov. 3 & 4, Actor's Cabaret, 996 Willamette St. 683-4368. $14-$17 ($32.95 dinner).

Chitra and The Arabian Night continues. See Thursday, Oct. 26.

Enchanted April continues. See Thursday, Oct. 26.

Thoroughly Modern Millie continues. See Thursday, Oct. 26.



Sunrise 7:44am; Sunset 6:08pm, Av High 59; Av Low 39

ARTS/VISUAL Logan Tools' "Frame-Shop-in-a-Box" demo w/John Sadler, 11am, UO Bookstore. 434-3240. FREE.

"Day of the Dead" exhibit/sale continues. See Friday.

BENEFIT Garage Sale to benefit homeless families, 9am-2pm today & 10am-1pm tomorrow, Eastside Elementary School. 687-3303. FREE.

KSOW-LP benefit show, feat. Mark Germino w/Christopher Klein, noon, Stacy's Covered Bridge, Cottage Grove. 942-1067. Don.

GATHERINGS Saturday Market, 10am-5pm, food court & stage open 10am-9pm, with entertainment from Laurie McCloskey, 10am; fun for kids, 11am; Janet Bates, noon; Sweet River, 1pm; Glenn Falkenberg, 2pm; Natty O, 3:30pm, Park Blocks, 8th & Oak. FREE.

Contra dance, 8pm, Cesar Chavez School Gym, 1510 W. 14th. 521-0596. $7.

3rd Annual Mask-Making Party w/Center Stage Karaoke, 2pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5, $15 family.

Jose Cruz Salsa Dance, 9pm, Cozmic Pizza. $5.

Eugene Ski Swap continues. See Friday.

KIDS/FAMILIES Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf w/Eugene Symphony, 10am in English, 11:15am en Español, Hult Center. www.hultcenter.org$8, $5 child.

Halloween Costumes, ages 4 & up, 11am, M.E.C.C.A., 43 W. Broadway. www.materials-exchange.orgor 302-1810. $2-$5.

Storytime! w/Debra Mathis, 1pm, Tsunami Books. 345-8986. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Judith K. Berg discusses & signs The Otter Spirit: A Natural History Story, 1pm, Walden Books. FREE.

Dick Weissman discusses Which Side Are You On? An Inside History of the Folk Music Revival in America, 5pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

MUSIC Atrium Amatuer Hour: "Bach's Greatest Hits," recital by Richard Guy, 2pm, Atrium, 10th & Olive. 344-0483. FREE.

Janet Bates, 6:30pm, Cozmic Pizza. Don.

Herb Ohta & Daniel Ho, 7:30pm, The Shedd. www.theshedd.org$18.50-$26.50.

Cris Williamson, 8pm, Hult Center. www.hultcenter.orgor 682-5000.

Floater (CD release show), 9pm, McDonald Theatre. $13 adv., $15 dos.

12th Annual Witches' Ball, feat. Onomatopoeia, Guerilla Tribal, Luminessa Troupe, DJ Layla, 7:30pm, WOW Hall. $4-$14.

Roger Woods Quartet, 9pm, Luna. 21+ show. $6.

Tribute bands: Stairway Denied, Rush Mountmore, 9:30pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $5.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION GEARs rides: Hamm Road via River Drive/Howe Lane, 70 miles; Creswell via River Drive/Howe Lane, 50 miles, 9am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.orgObsidians hike: Heceta Head/Hobbit Trail, 6 miles. See YMCA board for details.

SPIRITUAL Awakening to the Divine Self, introduction to a 7 month process, 1pm, Tamarack Wellness Center. 345-4951. $20-$30 sug. don.

THEATER Chitra and The Arabian Night continues. See Thursday, Oct. 26.

Enchanted April continues. See Thursday, Oct. 26.

Bat Boy: The Musical continues. See Friday.



Sunrise 7:46am; Sunset 5:07pm, Av High 59; Av Low 39

ARTS/VISUAL "Day of the Dead" exhibit/sale continues. See Friday.

BENEFIT Garage Sale benefit continues. See Saturday.

FILM An Inconvenient Truth, 6:30pm, First Congregational Church. FREE.

Video Slam, 4pm, DIVA. www.proscenia.net/diva/slamor 344-3482. $2-$5.

GATHERINGS Mushroom Festival & Plant Sale, w/art exhibition by D. Brent Burkett, 10am-4pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. 747-3817. $5, $10 family sug. don.

Friends of the Library's Magazine Sale, 10am-4pm, Downtown Library. 682-5450. FREE.

College Fair, 1pm-4pm, Gymnasium, LCC. 463-5688. FREE.

Trick or Vote, 4pm canvassing, 7pm after-party, Cozmic Pizza. www.trickorvote.orgor 344-9999. FREE.

LECTURE "World War II & the Dilemma of the Internment Experience," Bob Kono, 2pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St. 682-4242. FREE.

"Hope for Local & Global Human Rights," Neil VanSteenbergen, 5pm, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1072 Main St., Spfd. 988-0277. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Wayne Madsen speaks and signs Jaded Tasks: Brass Plates, Black Ops & Big Oil, 4pm, Tsunami Books. FREE.

Ghost Story Readings by Leslie What, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Elizabeth Engstrom, Eric Witchey, 6pm, Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House. 484-0808. $10.

MUSIC The Blue Skies Big Band, Jewel Tones, 2pm, Eugene Hilton. 343-9882. $7, $5 stu., sr.

Oregon Wind Ensemble, 3pm, Beall Hall, UO. 346-5678. $7, $5 stu., sr.

Tom Rawson, 4pm, Eugene Friends Meeting House. 485-8633. $5-$10 sug. don.

Pipe Screams 2006, spooky Halloween organ music, 7:30pm, First United Methodist Church. 345-8764. Don.

Tiempo Libre, 7:30pm, The Shedd. www.theshedd.org$26-$36.

Gang Wizard, The Microwaves, Space Hawk, Avoid the Future Shadow, 9pm, DIVA. $5.

Anthony B, Wisdom, 10pm, WOW Hall. $20.

Mark Germino, Chuck Barry Manilow, 9pm, Sam Bond's. 21+ show. $3-$5.

ON THE AIR "UO Today" features Dare Baldwin discussing her research into the development of social understanding & language, 7:30pm today & W on Ch. 23; noon M, 11:30 am Tu & W on Ch. 29.

OUTDOORS/RECREATION Kayak Siltcoos River to the Ocean, w/potluck, meet 9am at Oregon River Sports. Don.

GEARs rides: Walterville, 35 miles; Upper Camp Creek Rd., 20 miles, 9am, Alton Baker Park. www.eugenegears.orgObsidians trip: Spencer Butte, trail maintenance. See YMCA board for details.

SPIRITUAL Experience of Prayer, 6:30pm, First Christian Church. FREE.

THEATER Enchanted April continues. See Friday.



Sunrise: 6:47am; Sunset 5:05pm, Av High 58; Av Low 39

COMEDY Todd Barry, Kevin Kimble, 9pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 dos.

GATHERINGS "Difficult Conversations: Learning to Listen," forum, 6pm, Gerlinger Lounge, UO. 556-6710. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Sir ReadALot performs selections from spooky classics, 6:30pm, Maude Kerns Art Center. 345-1571. $5.

Contributors read from Ghosts at the Coast: The Best of Ghost Story Weekend Vol. II, 7pm, UO Bookstore. 346-4331. FREE.

MUSIC Jazz Arrangers Concert, 8pm, Beall Hall, UO. 346-5678. $7, $5 stu., sr.

ON THE AIR "Breakfast with Nancy" discusses the intersection of PC, race & politics w/Bernestine Singley, 6am, KOPT 1600 AM.

"The Jefferson Exchange" discusses California political trends & election issues w/Tony Quinn, 9am and 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.



Sunrise 6:48am; Sunset 5:04pm, Av High 58; Av Low 39

BENEFIT All-Star Blues Benefit Concert, feat. more than 30 local blues musicians, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $2-$6 sug. don.

FILM Russian Film Series: Night Watch by Timur Bekmambetov, w/subtitles, 7pm, Yamada Language Center, 111 Pacific Hall, UO. FREE.

GATHERINGS Halloween Luncheon, noon, Petersen Barn Community Center. Register, 682-5521. $4.

House of Spiders, costume party, barn dance, live music, 4pm-7pm, River House, 301 N. Adams St. 682-5329. FREE.

Community Harvest Party, free food, games, costume contests, 6pm, Willamette High School. 543-5018. FREE.

Family Fun Night, trick-or-treating, carnival, $1 dinner, $2.50 dive-in movie, 6:30pm, Sheldon Community Center & Pool, 2445 Willakenzie Rd. 682-5312. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS "Novel writing: the tricks (and treats) of the trade," 6pm, Springfield Library, Spfd. 606-4701. FREE.

Jewish Literature Series discusses The Plot Against America by Philip Roth, 7pm, Knight Library, UO. lbennett@uoregon.edu or 346-1930. FREE.

MUSIC OcTUBAfest, 7:30pm, Beall Hall, UO. 346-5678. $7, $5 stu., sr.

JC Rico & Zulu Dragon, 9pm, Luna. 21+ show. $8, $5 w/costume.

Heavyweight Dub Champion, Etheric Double, Jorah LaFleur, 9pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 dos.

The Essentials, Inner Limits, 10pm, Wetlands Brew Pub. 21+ show. $5.

ON THE AIR "Breakfast with Nancy" features the Northwest Paranormal Society & conversations w/the dead (Halloween special), 6am, KOPT 1600 AM.

"The Jefferson Exchange" talks w/Carol Voisin, Democratic challenger for 2nd Congressional District, 9am and 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"Alternative Radio" features Amy Goodman on "Static: Fighting the Media Noise Machine," 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.



Sunrise 6:49am; Sunset 5:03pm, Av High 57; Av Low 39

ARTS/VISUAL An opening for bas-relief exhibit by Miriam Kley, 2pm, LCC Art Dept. Gallery, Bldg. 11. FREE.

An opening for works by Guenther Fuernsteiner, Ellen Gabehart, Dotty Light, Saundra Miles & Gloria Tinker, 5pm, Island Park Art Gallery, Willamalane Adult Activity Center. 736-4444. FREE.

Andrew Shulz speaks on Goya, 6pm, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO. FREE with museum admission.

BENEFIT Help Our Sara Smile, feat. wine tasting, hors d'ouevres, entertainment, 6:30pm, La Follette Gallery. Don.

FILM GTFF Labor Film Series: The River Ran Red, 7pm, 180 PLC, UO. www.gtff.netFREE.

Buyer Be Fair: The Promise of Fair Trade Certification, plus Q&A w/director John de Graaf, 7:30pm, Bijou Art Cinemas. $5.

GATHERING "Choice in Mental Health Care as Human Right: Taking Action" forum, 5:30pm, MindFreedom Intl., 454 Willamette St. 345-9106. FREE.

Wine tasting & appetizers, 5:30pm, Ambrosia. 342-4141. $15.

Community Conversations panel on methamphetamines, 7:30pm, Dyment Lounge, Walton Complex, UO. 346-1977. FREE.

Swing dance w/Blue Skies Big Band, 9pm, The Tango Center. www.eugenelindy.com$7, $5 stu.

LECTURE "Struggles within Islam: The Emergence of Human Rights Discourse for Women in Bangladesh," Lamia Karim, noon, 330 Hendricks Hall, UO. 346-5015. FREE.

Chad Kister presents on his journey through Alaska & ANWR, 6pm, Downtown Library. 688-2600. FREE.

"Death & Fiesta: The Celebration of Dia de los Muertos," Susan Dearborn Jackson, 7pm, Maude Kerns Art Center. 345-1571. Don.

MUSIC Citizen Fish, 7pm, The Flower Shop, 2086 E. 15th Ave. $7.

Ozma, Everybody Else, Boyskout, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 dos.

ON THE AIR "Breakfast with Nancy" talks w/dangerous liberal Bob Jensen & Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy, 6am, KOPT 1600 AM.

"The Jefferson Exchange" discusses flu prevention w/Dr. Howard Morningstar, 9am and 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"Live Archive," featuring full length, unreleased bootleg concerts spanning the past three decades, 9pm, KRVM 91.9 FM.



Sunrise 6:51am; Sunset 5:01pm, Av High 57; Av Low 39

FILM Screening of DVD documentary on Eugene's Library Artwork, 6pm, Downtown Library. 682-5450. FREE.

GATHERINGS "Fair Trade: Equity Within Reach," symposium w/Priya Haji, Ubon Yuwa, Judith Wise, plus coffee & chocolate tasting, bazaar, 5:30pm-8pm, Knight Law Center, UO. FREE.

LECTURES "A Tale of Two: Cycling Thailand & Laos," Willie Weir, 7pm, 177 Lawrence Hall, UO. $3, FREE to UO stu.

"Independent Film Directing," Don & Katha Cato, 7pm, 100 Willamette Hall, UO. 346-3129. FREE.

LITERARY ARTS Jim Lynch speaks on "How My 'Overnight Success' Took Fifteen Years," 6:30pm, Baker Downtown Center. $10.

Bob Welch reads from My Seasons, 7pm, Knight Library, UO. 346-4331. FREE.

"French 'Humour et Melancolie' in Songs," performed by Andre Carpenter, 7pm, 101 Living-Learning Center, UO. FREE.

MUSIC Beliss, State Bird, 7pm, Cozmic Pizza. $3-$5.

NoMeansNo, Los Mex Pistols del Norte, Middian, 8pm, WOW Hall. $10 adv., $12 dos.

ON THE AIR "Breakfast with Nancy" discusses election issues w/Peter DeFazio & comic relief w/Lee Anne Jasheway-Bryant, 6am, KOPT 1600 AM.

"The Jefferson Exchange" discusses how the Internet influences elections w/Kim Alexander, 9am and 9pm, KRVM 1280 AM.

"New Dimensions" discusses "And Dignity for All" with Robert Fuller, 6:30pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

THEATER Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet and other rarely used expressions, 7:30pm today, Nov. 3 & 4, Wildish Community Theatre, 630 Main St., Spfd. 744-6704. $5.

Chitra and The Arabian Night continues. See Thursday, Oct. 26.

Enchanted April continues. See Thursday, Oct. 26.

Thoroughly Modern Millie continues. See Thursday, Oct. 26.



THURSDAY, OCT. 26 "Wood: A Major Role in the World's Great Civilizations," John Perlin, 4pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. FREE.

FRIDAY, OCT. 27 Wine tasting, appetizers & live music, 4pm, First Alternative Co-op South Store. 753-3115. FREE.

Frank Caliendo, Dwight Slade, 6:30pm & 9pm, LaSells Stewart Center, OSU. www.osumu.orgor 541-737-6872. $40 main floor, $32 balcony.

Johanna's CD release party, w/special guests Halie Loren, Jubilate! Women's Choir & more, 7:30pm, Unitarian Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle St. $8 adv., $10 dos.

SATURDAY, OCT. 28 Farmers' Market, 8am-noon, Water Ave. between Broadalbin and Ferry, Albany. FREE.

Farmers' Market, 9am-1pm, 1st & Jackson. FREE.

Downtown Trick or Treating & Kids Costume Contest, 10:30am-1pm, Downtown Albany. 928-2469. FREE.

The Big Night awards show, 7pm, Albany Civic Theater. www.albanycivic.org$10, FREE to season members.

TUESDAY, OCT. 31 10th Annual Boo Ball, 2pm, Corvallis Senior Center. Register, 541-766-6959. $3.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1 Farmers' Market, 8am-1pm, Benton County Fairgrounds. FREE.

THURSDAY, NOV. 2 Blood Pressure Clinic, 8am-5pm, Corvallis Senior Center. 541-766-6959 for an appt. FREE.

An opening for "Rambling of an Amateur Artist (A Retrospective)," work by Charles M. Leach, 5pm, Moreland Gallery, Benton Co. Historical Museum, Philomath. 929-6230. FREE.



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

THURSDAY, OCT. 26 94.7 FM's Rock for the Cure, feat. The Mediam, The Jolenes, Careen, 4:30pm, Lola's Room, PDX. 21+ show. $10.

"Portland Catacombs," interactive art exhibit, 8pm today, tomorrow & Oct. 28-31, Portland Art Center, PDX. www.portlandart.org$10-$20.

Members of the Emerson String Quartet w/Wu Han, 8pm, Reed College, PDX. www.cmnw.orgor 503-294-6400. $10-$40.

Porthole Players: You Can't Take It With You, 7pm today & Nov. 2; 8pm Oct. 27, 28, Nov. 3 & 4; 2pm Oct. 29 & Nov. 5, Newport Performing Arts Center, Newport. www.portholeplayers.orgor 265-ARTS. $12, $10 stu., sr.

Wait Until Dark, 7:30pm today, tomorrow, Oct. 28 & Nov. 1-4; 2pm Oct. 29 & Nov. 5, Cascades Theatrical Company, Bend. 541-389-0803. $20, $15 sr., $10 stu

FRIDAY, OCT. 27 "Wild Oranges: New Music for an Old Movie," Third Angle New Music Ensemble, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, Lincoln Hall, Portland State University. www.thirdangle.org$30, $25 stu., sr.

Cher & The B-Siders, 9pm, Landmark Lounge, Yachats. FREE.

SATURDAY, OCT. 28 Hilton Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular, 7:30pm, Rose Quarter, PDX. www.rosequarter.comor 877-789-7673. $30-$50.

Cabaret Boris & Natasha, 8pm today & tomorrow, Performance Work NorthWest, PDX. 503-777-1907. $13-$15.

PDX Erotic Ball, feat. Pepe & the Bottle Blondes, Jesus Presley, more, 8:30pm, Crystal Ballroom, PDX. 21+ show. $25 adv., $35 dos.

Viva Voce, Silversun Pickups, 9pm, Doug Fir Lounge, PDX. 21+ show. $12.

"Oregon's Coast: Linking the Science to Policy" conference, 9am-5pm, Florence Events Center. www.florencechamber.com/hhcc/index.html$35, $25 stu.

Wine tasting: Zin Zin Zin!, 1pm-4pm, The Wine Place, Yachats. FREE.

Two Leg Lucy w/Gaye Lee Russell, 9pm, Landmark Lounge, Yachats. FREE.

Farmers' Market (final week), 9am-1pm, Armory Parking Lot, Newport. FREE.

Spooky Kooky Safari, 5pm-8pm, Wildlife Safari, Winston. 679-6761. FREE.

SUNDAY, OCT. 29 Shawn Colvin, Brandi Carlile, 6:30pm & 9:30pm, Aladdin Theater, PDX. $26.50 adv., $28 dos.

MONDAY, OCT. 30 KMFDM, Combichrist, Panic Drives Human Herds, 8pm, Wonder Ballroom, PDX. 21+ show. $18 adv., $20 dos.

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, 7pm, Elsinore Theatre, Salem. 503-375-3574. $8-$12.

TUESDAY, OCT. 31 John Popper Project w/DJ Logic, 8pm, Aladdin Theatre, PDX. $18.50 adv., $20 dos.

14th Annual Creatures of the Night Halloween Party, 7pm, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport. $2, $1 child.

Halloween Party & costume contest, feat. Sassy, 8pm, Landmark Lounge, Yachats. FREE.

THURSDAY, NOV. 2 An opening for paintings by Romona Youngquist, 5:30pm, Lawrence Gallery, PDX. www.lawrencegallery.netFREE.

An opening for new sculpture by Baba Wagué Diakité, 5:30pm, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, PDX. 503-228-6665. FREE.

Stephen King, 7:30pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, PDX. $30-$60.

The Nature of Words literary event, feat. Craig Lesley, Lawson Inada, James Galvin, Alexandra Fuller, 7:30pm, Tower Theatre, Bend. www.towertheatre.orgor 541-317-0700. $12.



Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers. Deliver mid-day meals Monday through Friday. 344-5244 for Eugene residents, 682-4483 for other Lane Co. residents.

The Very Little Theatre is holding auditions for Lanford Wilson's Book of Days at noon Saturday, Oct. 28 & 7pm Monday, Oct. 30. Parts for seven men & five women, ages 20-60. 343-5521.

Community members are invited to audition for Othello at 4pm Sunday, Oct. 29 at the LCC's Blue Door Theatre. For speaking roles, prepare a Shakespeare monologue & short song. Also, movers/actors needed for multiple incidental roles. For more info, 463-5647 or 463-5761.

City of Springfield is seeking applicants for a volunteer position on the Springfield Library Board. Position is a four-year term. Applications available at City Manager's Office in City Hall, 225 Fifth St. 726-3756. Deadline is Nov. 3.



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