By Eugene Magazine

We’ve passed the midpoint of August this week, and there’s still lots to see and taste in Eugene. Head over to the Karin Clarke Gallery for a juried show to celebrate regional art. Try some awesome taco creations at the second annual Tacos and Tequilas event at Public House in Springfield. Theater-lovers can enjoy performances of Little Women at The Very Little Theatre along with Free Shakespeare in the Park. Enjoy live music by Eugene singer-songwriter John Shipe at the McKenzie General Store.

Through August 20
Little Women The Musical at VLT | 
Beloved sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March will delight us on stage in the Tony Award-winning musical, Little Women, performing this August at The Very Little Theatre in Eugene. thevlt.com

August 3 – September 10
2022 Eugene Biennial | 
The Karin Clarke Gallery is holding a juried show celebrating exceptional art of our region.This is the 4th Eugene Biennial, which was started by Karin Clarke Gallery in 2016 when the Jacob’s Gallery closed and the popular Mayor’s Art Show with it. Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St, karinclarkegallery.com

August 18
Crash Test Dummies with Carleton Stone | 
It’s been 30 years since the Crash Test Dummies recorded their debut album, The Ghosts That Haunt Me. Over three decades later, their sold out 25th Anniversary Tour for multi-Grammy nominated “God Shuffled His Feet” is proof that audiences still want to hear what they have to say.hultcenter.org

August 18
John Shipe | 
McKenzie General Store, McKenzie BridgeMckenzie General Store hosts weekly events with live music and lectures. Singer-songwriter from Eugene, Oregon, John Shipe, will play at its event this week. mckenziegeneral.com

August 20
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. eugenesaturdaymarket.org

August 22 – 28
Tacos and Tequila at PublicHouse | 
The second annual Tacos and Tequila event at Public House in Springfield continues this week. Join in the seven-day event for tasty taco concoctions accompanied by live entertainment. publichousehub.com

August 21
Whiteaker Community Market | 
Inspired by the need for a community gathering space, the Whiteaker Community Market meets weekly to bring together the diverse talents of their neighborhood. whiteakercommunitymarket.com

Through August 28
Free Shakespeare in the Park presents: Twelfth Night or What You Will | 
Free Shakespeare in the Park is the longest running Shakespeare only theater group in Eugene. The group presents the work of William Shakespeare for the Lane County community to enjoy for no cost every August. freeshakespeareinthepark.com