There’s nothing going on this week—April Fool’s! This week, tune in for a premiere from the Eugene Symphony, wander around town and explore works from local artist, and peruse creations by local craftspeople at the opening of the Saturday Market. All these and other events going on around Lane County this week!
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Symphony Soundwaves IV
Tune in to the virtual premiere of Symphony Soundwaves IV by the Eugene Symphony. The concert will feature works by Dmitri Shostakovich, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Prince, and Edward Elgar!
Thursday | 7pm | Virtual | Free | eugenesymphony.org
Pfieffer Winery is opening their new Tasting Room within the 5th Street Market Alley on Thursday, pouring their 2016 Blue Line Pinot Noir, their award-winning 2019 Pinot Gris, and a surprise release to mark the occasion. Join them all weekend to celebrate! Your ticket includes a glass of wine, food, live music, a raffle, and first look at their new space!
Thursday | 4 pm | 590 Pearl St., Ste. 107 | $20 | pfeifferwinery.com
Artist Reception Nine = One
Oregon Art Supply is hosting an opening reception for their new Nine = One exhibit. The show features five artists (Zoe Cohen, Jenny Gray, Ann Bumb Hamilton, Rebecca Mannheimer, and Beth Robinson) who each transformed a grid of nine 8-inch-square panels t0 create works that both stand as one whole piece as well as nine separate pieces. On display until the end of April.
Opening Friday through April | 5:30 pm | Oregon Art Supply, 1020 Pearl St. | Free admission | oregonartsupply.com
First Friday ArtWeek
This month’s Friday Friday ArtWeek, hosted by Lane Arts Council, will have you see “A Touch of Rust” by Richard Knox at Bennett Vineyards and Wine, the Art for Change mural exhibit at Friendly Street Market, wood carvings by Cedar Caredio at ECO Sleep Solutions, Galleria at the Smith’s first gallery exhibition, and much more!
Starting Friday through April 9 | See locations for times | Free admission | lanearts.org
Jewels: New Vintage Vignettes
Sit in the audience or watch from home: Ballet Fantastique will be performing “Jewels,” a collection of vignettes representing BFan’s full repertoire in honor of their 20th year. See all the glamor, innovation, and excitement of a Ballet Fantastique show!
Friday, and Saturday, 7:30 pm; Sunday, 4 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center; Virtual (Saturday and Sunday only) | $15-$120 | balletfantastique.org
Free Bikes 4 Kidz donation drive
Have an old kids’ bike that is just collecting dust in your garage? Donate it to Free Bikes 4 Kidz donation drive this Saturday! They will be collecting at Shasta Middle School, Sheldon High School, Roosevelt Middle School, and Springfield High School.
Saturday | 9 am | Multiple locations | fb4keugene-springfield.org
Jello Art Show
Everyone loves Jello, so why not see some jiggly and scrumptious art on display for just one day at the Maude Kerns Art Center? While you’re taking in these bright and unique works of art, you can also enjoy music by the Radar Angels.
Saturday | 1 pm | Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E 15th Ave. | Suggested donation | mkartcenter.org
Lane County Farmers Market
The Lane County Farmers Market is opening their full market this Saturday, but in a new location! Join them on 5th Avenue between High and Oak Streets to shop local and fresh! Check their “In Season” page to see what will be available on your shopping list (or expect to be surprised and inspired).
Saturday | 9 am | 5th Ave. between High and Oak Sts. | Free admission | lanecountyfarmersmarket.org
Saturday Market Opening Day
The Eugene Saturday Market is also opening this Saturday in their usual spot in the Park Blocks. Peruse local artisans and craftspeople, pick up lunch from the international food court, and see live music. It’s a Eugene institution!
Saturday | 10 am | 8th Ave. and Oak St. | Free admission | eugenesaturdaymarket.org
Ideas on Tap: Beneath the tips of Greenlandic Icebergs
This month’s Ideas on Tap explores Greenlandic icebergs with University of Oregon oceanographer Dave Sutherland. He’ll discuss an iceberg’s life cycle and the significance of these Greenlandic icebergs and their melting.
Wednesday | 6 pm | Virtual | Free admission | mnch.uoregon.edu
Every weekend, take in the new 5th Street Market expansion or explore your old favorites while perusing pop up shops and artisans. Grab some food, enjoy displays, and learn about the new businesses in the Market Alley.
Saturday and Sunday | 11 am | 5th Street Public Market, 296 E 5th Ave. | Free admission | 5stmarket.com
Now open, Karin Clarke Gallery is hosting an exhibition featuring our animal friends. The show includes works by Rick Bartow, Marit Berg, Tom Blodgett, Matthew Dennison, Tallmadge Doyle, Adam Grosowsky, Robert Shlegel, and Betsy Wolfston.
Now through April 10 | During normal gallery hours | Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St. | Free admission | karinclarkegallery.com
Downtown Eugene Windowfront Exhibitions
Explore downtown Eugene to see the empty storefronts turned into interactive art installations. On display through April 23!
Friday through April 23 | Ongoing | Multiple locations | Free admission | eugene-or.gov
Choose Your Own Fitness Adventure: Oregon Edition
The YMCA is encouraging you to be inspired by the stunning nature around us and stick to a six-month fitness challenge along the way! With challenges like swimming the length of the Willamette River (40 miles) and biking the length of the Oregon Timber Trail (670 miles), you’ll feel like you’ve taken on some of our region’s favorite landmarks. Register on their website!
Ongoing through September 12 | Eugene Family YMCA, 2055 Patterson St., and around town | $40-$50 | eugeneymca.org
The House of Strange Rituals will be revealing “Blink,” a collaborative piece with AHFEMME, on display in the window next to the McDonald Theatre.
Now through April 23 | Ongoing | 1038 Willamette St. | instagram.com/house_of_strange_rituals
Whiteaker Community Market Windowfront Exhibition and Virtual Market
The Whiteaker Community Market is displaying their vendors and hosting a virtual market, open through mid-April! Peep their windowfront exhibition and shop local!
Now through April 23 | Ongoing | Free admission | whiteakercommunitymarket.com
14th annual NewArt Northwest Kids exhibition
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is hosting their annual NewArt Northwest Kids exhibition, displaying the works of K-12 students in the museum’s Education Corridor Galleries. Following the theme of “Art, Hope, and Resilience,” students were encouraged to share their own stories through words and images.
Now through June 14 | Open during normal museum hours | Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 1430 Johnson Ln. | See website for admission prices | jsma.uoregon.edu