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Eugene News – Winter 2012
Have you ever wanted to travel in space? Well, now you can! The Science Factory Exploration Dome (2300 Leo Harris Parkway) has front row seats to an amazing deep space adventure with its full-dome show, Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity, narrated by Liam Neeson. Encounter spectacular cosmic wonders: the beginning of the universe, the Big Bang, the formation of stars, a collision of two galaxies, and a breathtaking journey inside a super massive black hole! This engaging and educational experience is funded by the National Science Foundation and NASA, and was produced by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in association with NOVA. The show will be running Saturdays and Sundays, January through April. Show times are 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm. Admission is $4 for non-members. For more information about this and other Science Factory shows and exhibits. www.sciencefactory.org
The 7th annual Oregon Truffle Festival will be happening January 27th through the 29th. Come join chefs, foragers, and connoisseurs, for three full days dedicated to one of our regions most cherished gastronomic treasures. With truffle cooking classes, truffle dog demonstrations, a unique truffle farmers market, and a Grand Truffle Dinner prepared by regional chefs, this year’s truffle festival is sure to be any truffle enthusiast’s dream come true. For more information about the festival and how to purchase tickets, visit www.oregontrufflefestival.com. The festival will be held at the Eugene Hilton Hotel, located at 66 East 6th Avenue.
Established four years ago, The ’Wich House (840 Willamette St) has become the go-to place in downtown Eugene for fine, panini-style sandwiches and hearty soups. Serving unique creations, such as the Poached Pear ’Wich and the Pot Roast ’Wich, this is not your average sandwich shop. Jeff Fields, biochemist turned sandwich revolutionary, started the ’Wich House with the very simple premise that the best foods are made from scratch. Everything at The ’Wich House is homemade, right down to the bread—white or wheat herb Focaccia—baked in-house daily. Even the meats are cured right there. The Ham ’Wich, pictured above, features house-cured ham, homemade mango salsa, Muenster cheese, and spring mix. Furthermore, you can bring your special someone to The ’Wich House for an extra special Valentine’s Day Dinner. Fancy black tablecloths and candles are coming out for this decadent, five-course meal, complete with wine pairings. For more information, call 541-434-9424. The ’Wich House is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30am to 3pm; Fridays until 8pm; and Sundays, 12pm to 5pm.
ARTISTS IN WOOD
Eugene’s newest wood art and furniture gallery, Out On a Limb (191 East Broadway), is hosting its debut exhibit through the end of December. Featured artists, Tim Boyden and Seth San Felippo of Urban Lumber, use salvaged wood and repurposed items, such as bowling balls, skis and baseball bats, to create works that are both whimsical and deeply connected to the trees from which they came. Many of the creations are functional art, in the form of tables, chairs, benches, lamps, and cutting boards. The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00am-6pm. For more information on artists and exhibits, call 541-988-9663 or urbanlumbercompany.com
BROADWAY IN EUGENE
My Fair Lady will be performed at the Hult Center (1 Eugene Center, at 6th and Willamette) Saturday and Sunday, January 7th and 8th. Featuring one of theater’s most beloved characters, Eliza Doolittle, and songs such as, “Wouldn’t It Be Lovely” and “On the Street Where You Live,” it’s no wonder My Fair Lady is one of the longest running musicals of all time. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s 1912 play Pygmalion, My FairLady will transport audiences to Edwardian London to experience one of the most beautiful stories ever told about language and love. Tickets go on sale November 25, starting at only $32.50. Student tickets are also available for $15.
Also premiering at the Hult Center is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the classic tale of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped in a spell who must learn to love or forever be doomed to remain a beast. Come see the international musical sensation that has already delighted millions! The show runs Tuesday and Wednesday, February 28th and 29th, with ticket prices ranging from $32.50 to $57.50. Tickets at www.hultcenter.org and the Hult Center Box Office.