Arts & Culture

  Dr. Charlotte Peterson is a child psychologist whose new book is The Mindful Parent: Strategies from Peaceful Cultures to Raise Compassionate, Competent Kids. It integrates her findings from forty years of traveling the world exploring parenting strategies in indigenous cultures, particularly finding lessons in the Tibetan, Bhutanese and Balinese. She’ll be giving a talk at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Sunday, November 22nd, and speaks with Eric Alan in the KLCC studios. 

Desmond O'Boyle

The biggest Comic Convention, or ComicCon is held annually in San Diego, and one has just sprouted up in Eugene.

  This Saturday evening, November 14th, at the First Christian Church in Eugene, there will be a benefit concert for Womenspace to support their work against domestic violence, a concert which will also launch the new band Halie and the Moon. It’s a very different musical direction for vocalist Halie Loren, away from jazz and into acoustic poetic dream pop on their debut CD, Blue Transmissions Vol. 1 . Rachel Collins from Womenspace and Halie Loren visited the KLCC studios.

  

 

The Society for the Legitimization of the Ubiquitous Gastropod’s latest leader, S.L.U.G. Queen Markalo Parkalo, a.k.a. Mark Roberts, will preside over  S.L.U.G. Queen Markalo Parkalo’s 3rd Ball at the Vet’s Club in Eugene on Friday, November 13th. It’s a benefit for LILA, the Lane Independent Living Alliance, and is a masquerade ball featuring a wide variety of other entertainment and activities. Markalo Parkalo oozes into the KLCC studios to speak with Eric Alan. 

  “Mortal Sphere” is a multi-media presentation to be brought to life by vocalist Laura Wayte, sculptor Lillian Almeida, pianist Natalie Fortin, and saxophonist Idit Shner. It is inspired by reflections on childhood and society stemming from the path taken by Laura Wayte’s family out of partitioned post-World War II Germany, to avoid engineering secrets reaching Soviet hands. It will be performed in Beall Hall on the UO campus on Friday, November 13th. Laura Wayte and Lillian Almeida speak with Eric Alan in the KLCC studios. 

  The movie Forgotten Heroes: An Honor Flight Story, documents the journey of aging Willamette Valley veterans to Washington DC to visit the war memorials there. It will screen at the Wildish Theater in Springfield on Tuesday evening, November 10th. Eric Alan speaks with Shawn Trotter, a team leader and guardian with South Willamette Valley Honor Flight.

I was excited to come across “Jackaby.” Not just because it’s an award winning, best-selling YA novel.

  Alaskan artist Ray Troll uniquely combines art, science, music and fish. His exhibit The Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago opens at the Museum of Natural Cultural History in Eugene on Thursday, November 5th. He speaks with Eric Alan about one of Earth’s strangest prehistoric creatures, and sings about it too. 

Jacobs Gallery

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