By Eugene Magazine

If you’ve been around for a while, then you know that early August is the time for the 4-day Scandinavian Festival in Junction City. You don’t have to be Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, or Swedish to enjoy the Scandinavian food and culture on display. Enjoy an open air ballet performance with Ballet Fantastique at Eugene Country Club. The Shedd’s Oregon Festival of American Music continues with multiple performances this week. August 11 is opening night for the Cottage Theatre’s “The Game’s Afoot.” Enjoy a visit to the Saturday Market and farmers market, or a themed wine tasting from Sundance Wine Cellars. Saturday is Eugene Pride in the Park at Alton Baker. Island Park is hosting a performance by the Roving Park Players. There are a lot of weekend events going on at area wineries, such as Silvan Ridge’s Music on the Patio on Sunday. The Eugene Emeralds are playing baseball all week. Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin of Our Teeth” continues at Very Little Theater through August 20. Wear your brightest colors for Wednesday’s Neon Day for the weekly Walk It Off with the Y.

August 10
The Scandinavian Festival
| The Scandinavian Festival is a 4-day event with each day honoring one of these four countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Enjoy culture, food, crafts, music, dance, and more. Junction City,

August 10
Ballet Fantastique’s Ballet on the Green
| Join Ballet Fantastique for their fourth annual outdoor en plein air benefit at the Eugene Country Club, with custom fare, curated wines, and a live site-specific ballet performance on the green.Your ticket includes a cocktail table in the garden for you and your party, an elegant summer picnic menu, a bottle of red or white wine, and a Ballet Fantastique site-specific performance on the green. Eugene Country Club,

August 10
OFAM’s “You’ll Never Know – the V-Disc Program”
| Enjoy the finest classical, concert, military, sacred, folk, and patriotic music geared for U.S. military personnel overseas. The V-Disc program produced 900 discs containing 2,345 tunes through 1949, when the program terminated. Because of the American Federation of Musicians strike from 1942-44, which forbade AFM members from working with stateside record labels, many of the V-Disc recordings are the earliest and in some cases only recordings we have early ’40s compositions. Chuck Redd and company offer up an evening of his favorites from the 1,500+ tunes that were released on V-Disc between October 1943 and the end of 1945. The Shedd,

August 11 – 27
Cottage Theatre’s “The Game’s Afoot”
| Enjoy an uproarious Sherlock Holmes-style whodunit. August 11 is opening night. The performance continues through August 27. Cottage Theatre,

August 11
OFAM’s “Dick Tracy in B Flat” |
A 2-set re-creation of choice moments from “G. I. Jive” and “Command Performance,” two of the Armed Forces Radio Services (AFRS) radio programs designed for the entertainment and support of American soldiers throughout the world. The Shedd,

August 11
OFAM’s “We’ll Meet Again”
| Chuck Redd and his festival jazz unit welcome Shirley Andress, Lynnea Barry, and Dyan Stasack for a set of their absolute favorites from the WWII era, including “As Time Goes By,” “We’ll Meet Again,” “Why Don’t You Do Right,” “White Christmas,” and more! The Shedd,

August 11 & 12
Themed Wine Tastings at Sundance Wine Cellars
| Sundance Wine Cellars’ free themed wine tastings highlight various wine regions on Fridays, and on Saturdays, they host local and regional wineries. Apart from the weekends, their tasting bar is always open and has free samples of their featured wines. Sundance Wine Cellars has Oregon’s largest selection of wine and is one of the oldest wine retailers in the Willamette Valley. Since 1983, Sundance Wine Cellars has provided an unparalleled selection of wine from Oregon, the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Sundance Wine Cellars,

August 12
The Saturday Market
| The Saturday Market is a weekly celebration of local arts and food. Over 250 artisans sell handcrafted goods – this is the perfect place to shop for unique gifts. The Saturday Market is the oldest weekly open-air crafts festival in the U.S.

August 12
Eugene Pride in the Park
| Pride Day Equality Project is hosting a rally, march, and festival. The rally will begin at 9am in Kesey Square in downtown

Eugene, where attendees will hear from local activists and performers. Rally attendees will then march through downtown Eugene to the Pride in the Park Festival. This year, the festival will take place from 10am-7pm in Alton Baker Park and will feature two stages with a diverse array of entertainment, 150+ vendors and exhibitors, a food court, clothing swap, beer garden, family and pet zones, workshops, and much more. Alton Baker Park,

August 12 & 13
Sounds Like Summer: George MacDonald’s “The Princess and Goblin”
| Enjoy this local live theater production of George MacDonald’s “The Princess and the Goblin” by the Roving Park Players. Light concessions will be available. Admission is $3 per night or free with a non-perishable food donation. Donations support the food pantry at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center. Island Park,

August 13
Silvan Ridge Music on the Patio
| Come out and enjoy a laid-back Sunday wine tasting on the patio, with live music featuring Harlan from 2-4pm. This event is free, though reservations are recommended. Dogs on a leash and picnics are welcome, as always! Silvan Ridge,

Through August 13
Eugene Emeralds Baseball
| The Eugene Emeralds play Everett each day through August 13. PK Park,

Through August 20
“The Skin of Our Teeth”
| Through ice ages, floods, and wars, Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin of Our Teeth” takes audiences on an epic theatrical journey. And it’s a comedy. The New York Times calls the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “a party for the end of the world.” “The Skin of Our Teeth” is a rollercoaster of laughter and thought, challenging the boundaries of conventional storytelling and inviting audiences to explore the chaotic beauty of life. Very Little Theater,

August 16
Walk It Off with the Y  — Neon Day
| Every Wednesday, Walk It Off with the Y encourages movement, health, and fun throughout the summer from June 14 to August 30. On August 16, wear your brightest colors for Neon Day. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Alton Baker Park,

Through September 2
White Lotus Gallery’s “Forests of Oregon”
| July 14 is the opening reception for this exhibition featuring 10 Oregon artists sharing their art that celebrates the grandeur and resilience of our beloved forests. The show runs through September 2. White Lotus Gallery,