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Jane Monheit - Jazz, 7:30 p.m. today, Shedd, 285 E. Broadway. $25 to $35. (687-6526)

Springfield High School Choir - Christmas choral concert, 7:30 p.m. today, Springfield High School, 875 Seventh St., Springfield. Free. (517-9028)

"Gala Winter Concert" - Arts Umbrella Youth Encore Strings, Cadet Orchestra and Junior Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, South Eugene High School Auditorium, 400 E. 19th Ave. $7 adults, $3 youth, $15 family. (484-0473)

Shapeshifters, Pigeon John, 3 Blind Mics - Hip-hop, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, WOW Hall, 291 W. Eighth Ave. $10, $8 advance. (687-2746)

F word, Built Like Alaska, Panty Lions - Experimental rock, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, WOW Hall. $10, $8 advance. (687-2746)

Meadowlark-Buena Vista Melodies - 3 p.m. Thursday, Barnes & Noble, 1163 Valley River Drive. Free. (687-0356)

Satoris, the Dead Americans, Sammy's Good Eye - Rock, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Cozmic Pizza, 199 W. Eighth Ave. Free. (338-9333)

Songspinners - SHOcase performance, 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Hult Center lobby, Seventh Avenue and Willamette Street. Free. (682-5000)

"The Real Thing" - Tom Stoppard's comedy, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Springfield High School, 875 Seventh St., Springfield. $4. (517-9028)

Handel's "Messiah" - Eugene Symphony Orchestra performance, 8 p.m. Friday, Silva Concert Hall, Hult Center. $18 to $30. (682-5000)

Iron & Wine, Sam Jayne - Folk, 9:30 p.m. Friday, WOW Hall. $12. (687-2746)

Rootstand - Reggae, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cozmic Pizza. $3. (338-9333)

Christmas sing-along - Christmas song circle, 5 p.m. Friday, Cozmic Pizza. Free. (338-9333)

Oregon Tuba Association, Cascade Community Holiday Chorus, the Eugene Chamber Singers, the Oregon Children's Choir - Holiday music, 7 p.m. Friday, Shedd. Free, canned food donation for FOOD for Lane County requested. (343-1117)

"Beauty and the Beast - A Fairy Tale on Ice" - Annual Marine Corps' Toys for Tots holiday ice show, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Lane Ice Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. Donation of one store-packaged toy. (682-3615)

Johnny Gimble and Texas Swing - 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Shedd. $18.50 to $26.50. (687-6526)

Byrdsong Consort, the Chamber Singers - "A Renaissance Christmas," holiday carols, motets and dances, 8 p.m. Saturday, Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene, 477 E. 40th Ave. $5, $10 per family. (686-2775)

"Adventures in Narnia" - Hosanna Dance's dramatic interpretation of C.S. Lewis' allegory "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Performance Hall, Lane Community College. $10. (607-5798)

Holiday teas - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. seatings Saturday, Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House, 303 Willamette St. $20. (484-0808)

Hannukah Celebration - Music, dancing, stories and sing-alongs to mark the fifth night of Hannukah, 7 p.m. Saturday, Temple Beth Israel, 2550 Portland St., $3 to $5 individiual or $8 to $12 for families. (485-7218)

"To Kill a Mockingbird" - Lorane Movie Night features films and youth art show, 7 p.m. Saturday; before the feature, "Performance in Depth, the Many Roles of Alec Guiness" at 6 p.m., Lorane Grange Hall No. 54, Old Lorane Road, Lorane. $7 donation. (942-2219)

"The Incredible Adventures of Wallace and Gromit" - Family Fun Nights presents a Claymation film for the whole family, 7 p.m. Saturday, Impact! Arts, 2520 Harris St. $3. (431-1177)

Oregon Mozart Players - "Baroque for the Holidays," 7:30 p.m. Sunday, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St. $18 to $28. (345-6648)

Oregon Children's Choir - Holiday concert, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Beall Concert Hall, 961 E. 18th Ave. $8 to $20. (343-0840)

The Community Chorus of Florence - Annual holiday concert, 2 p.m. Sunday, Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., Florence. $12. (541-997-1994)

Strung Out, Haste the Day, Only Crime, A Wilhelm Scream - Punk rock, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, WOW Hall. $12. (687-2746)

Suzuki Strings - Classical, 1 p.m. Sunday, Barnes & Noble. Free. (687-0356)

SpunHoney, Chico Schwall and the Schwall Street Journals - "Pocketful of Change" benefit for FOOD for Lane County, 6 p.m. Sunday, Cozmic Pizza. Free. (338-9333)

The British Brass Band, The Symphonic Brass Choir - Music by Vaughan Williams, Jacob, Howarth, Susato; Christmas Suite by Leroy Anderson, 4 p.m. Sunday, First Baptist Church, 3550 Fox Meadow Road. Free. (345-0341)

Nearby Nature Quest - Nearby Nature event includes a birdfeeder workshop, family-paced hike, storytelling and more, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Alton Baker Park park host residence, 100 Day Island Road. $2. (687-9699)

"Singing Crystal, A Rainbow of Sound Holiday Celebration" - Benefit for homeless families, 3 p.m. Sunday, First Congregational Church, 24th Avenue and Harris Street. Free will offering. (870-6789)

U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association - Ballroom dance, 7 p.m., Rumba lesson with Robert Alexander, 6 p.m. Sunday, Veterans' Memorial Building ballroom, 1626 Willamette St. $6, $4 members and students. (689-9097)

ACTIVITIES

Applying for College and Financial Aid - Advice on completing applications and writing essays and a demonstration of the library's electronic resources, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave. Free. (682-5450)

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