By Eugene Magazine

It’s that time of year when we start cozying up and hunkering down for winter. These events across Lane County will help you get in the cold-weather spirit.

A Home for the Holidays

On Thursday, A Family for Every Child is taking their annual fundraiser online, presenting A Home for the Holidays. Join them for silent and live auctions on great packages, all benefitting foster children in search of their forever families. The auctions open early!

Thursday | 6 pm | Virtual | See website for prices |

Pizza Weekend at Silvan Ridge Winery

Silvan Ridge Winery will be serving up wood-fired pizzas all weekend. Make your table reservation to enjoy alongside your favorite wine.

Saturday and Sunday | 12 pm | Reservation required | Silvan Ridge Winery, 27012 Briggs Hill Rd. | Free admission |

Taj Mahal

Enjoy the sounds of the multi-Grammy winning, multi-instrumentalist, and multi-talented musician Taj Mahal, live from the UC Theatre in Berkley, California, from the comfort of your own home. A ticket grants you 48-hour access to the stream. A virtual meet and greet option is offered as well!

Tuesday | 6 pm | Virtual | $20-$150 |

Photo by Ella Olsson on Unsplash

Batch Cooking class with FOOD for Lane County

Become an expert food prepper with FOOD for Lane County’s virtual Batch Cooking class this Tuesday. Learn how to stretch your food budget, save time cooking, store food, and prepare in bulk.

Tuesday | 2 pm | Virtual | Free |

Rock Island Line

Chico Schwall’s American Roots is coming to the Shedd Institute, bringing Rock Island Line: Skiffle and the rise of British Rock. Learn musical history while enjoying a tribute to rock’s roots.

Wednesday | 7:30 pm | The Shedd Institute, 285 E Broadway | $12.75-$19 |



The Emporium

Every Wednesday and Thursday through Christmas Eve, shop local makers, bakers, and artists for your holiday gifts and goodies at The Emporium, in Veneta.

Wednesdays and Thursdays | 12 pm | The Emporium, 88170 Territorial Hwy., Veneta | Free admission |

Artwork by Andrea Daly

Galleria at the Smith Marketplace

The Galleria at the Smith, Eugene’s newest artist marketplace, gives us all the chance to peruse artists’ works, which cover all mediums from ceramics to fiber arts to jewelry, and much more. They will be open every weekend through the end of the year.

Saturday and Sunday | 12 pm | The Galleria at the Smith, 768 E 13th Ave. |

NOIRvember Film Group: Live Online

The Eugene Public Library is hosting a series of film chats to celebrate NOIRvember. Watch the featured film ahead of time and register to chat with others about what you saw. This week: “Sudden Fear.”

Saturday | 2 pm | Virtual | Free |

YMCA ESCAPE 2020 Triathlon

Now until December, finish 2020 strong with Eugene Family YMCA’s ESCAPE 2020 end-of-the-year triathlon. Through the next few months and at your own pace, you will need to swim 2.5 miles, run/work the cardio machines for 26.2 miles, and bike 112 miles. Register on their website.

Now until Dec. 31 | Virtual and at Eugene Family YMCA, 2055 Patterson St. | $40 |

 Paintings from Château Orquevaux

The Karin Clarke Gallery is displaying paintings from Château Orquevaux, a collection of oil paintings by owner Karin Clarke, inspired by an artist residency she did in the French countryside in 2019. The twenty-seven pieces capture the green landscapes and buildings of the region she visited.

Now through Nov. 28 | Wednesdays-Friday, 12 pm-5:30 pm; Saturdays, 10 am-4 pm | Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St. |

Live music at Beergarden

Every Thursday, head to the Beergarden for live music, delicious brews on tap, and your pick from their plethora of food carts. This week: St. Clair and Pabst Jazz Duo

Thursdays | 6:30 pm | Beergarden, 777 W 6th Ave. | Free admission |

Thursday Night Live with Francesco

Every Thursday through April, Eugene Symphony conductor and music director Francesco Lecce-Chong for visits from guest musicians, watch parties of past performances, and an all-around appreciation of music.

Thursdays | 7 pm | Virtual | Free |

Lion & Owl Date Night In

Make every weekend special with your special someone with Lion & Owl’s Date Night In dinner box. Each meal includes appetizers, salad, entrees, dessert, and wine for two. Get your orders in by Thursday for pick up on Friday or Saturday. This week’s highlights: Allium and cheddar cheese fondue, flatbread, sour cream chocolate cake

Order by Thursday | Lion & Owl, 60 E 11th Ave. | $110 |

Ninkasi Dinner Club

Last week for the Dinner Club! Join the Ninkasi Dinner Club, and allow their culinary team to put together all the ingredients for a meal that will feed four to six people, paired with one of their brews and a playlist from the House of Records. They announce the next week’s recipe every Friday, with availability until they sell out.

Announced Fridays at 7 pm | Ninkasi Brewing, 272 Van Buren St. | $45 |

Photo by Eugene Saturday Market, featuring The Flaming Pearl

Eugene Saturday Market

Shop local artisans, see live music, and pick up lunch from one of the many food carts at the Eugene Saturday Market. See website for safety guidelines and this week’s booths.

Saturday | 10 am | 8th Ave. and Oak St. | Free admission |

Photo by Shelley Pauls on Unsplash

Lane County Farmers Market

Stock up on your week’s groceries at the Lane County Farmers Market. Shop local produce, meat, and baked goods. See website for safety guidelines and current vendors.

Saturday | 9 am | 8th Ave. and Oak St. | Free admission |

Casablanca Jazz and Supper Club

Pfeiffer Winery is feeding the nostalgia for the jazz age with a weekly dinner, jazz performance, and perfectly paired wine, every Saturday through mid-December. Join them in black tie to cocktail attire. This week: Sheild Bistro French Menu, Copper Hollow Jazztet

Saturdays through Dec. 19 | 5:30 pm | Pfeiffer Winery, 25040 Jaeg Rd., Junction City | $10-$15 | Reservations required |


Equality & Nothing Less: 100 years of the League of Women Voters

Through the end of this year, the Lane County Historical Museum is hosting an exhibit dedicated to the history of the League of Women Voters, celebrating 100 years since women were granted the right to vote.

Tuesdays-Saturdays | 10 am | Lane County Historical Museum, 740 W 13th Ave. | $1-$5 |

Live music at PublicHouse

Every Wednesday, PublicHouse hosts live music, perfectly paired with drinks and food from their resident purveyors. This week: St. Clair and Pabst Jazz Duo

Wednesdays | 6:30 pm | PublicHouse, 418 A St. | Free admission |

Have a virtual or socially distant event open to the public? Submit your own event through this form for consideration.