By Eugene Magazine

This is the time of summer to cram as much in as possible. It’s the perfect time to enjoy live music at a winery, which you can do at many of our area vineyards. The Oregon Festival of American Music at the Shedd continues with daily performances and events, such as free movies. The Hult Center Plaza hosts free concerts on Thursdays in July and August, and you can enjoy flamenco this week. The Cuthbert has some great shows lined up, with Cake, Floater, and Zeparella. It’s the week of First Friday Art Walk, so that brings with it a whole slew of activities to enjoy in downtown Eugene. A Thornton Wilder play, “The Skin of Our Teeth,” opens at Very Little Theater. Mountain biking is on display in Oakridge, and plein air painting is on display in Florence. Shine up your classic cars and head to Coburg for the 32nd Annual Coburg Car Classic. If you’re a Pink Floyd fan, you’ll want to be at the Hult Center for an unforgettable Pink Floyd tribute show. Celebrate Ukrainian Day with dancing, food, artwork, and other cultural experiences. Alton Baker Park is hosting a family friendly faery festival. Bring your dog to Walk It Off with the Y for their dog-friendly fitness day this week. Folk singer Iris DeMent appears at the Hult Center. And that really is just a fraction of all there is to do this week. Get out there and enjoy! 

August 3
Free Movie: “Road to Morocco”
| “Road to Morocco” is a 1942 American comedy film starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour about two fast-talking guys cast away on a desert shore and sold to a beautiful princess. The movie screens starting at 9:30 am. The Shedd,

August 3
Dúo Flamenco with Elena Villa
| Dúo Flamenco and dancer Elena Villa will take you on a journey through Andalucía in the south of Spain. This performance is part of the Hult Center’s Summer Series, which is an outdoor, free concert series on Thursdays in July and August. Hult Plaza,

August 3
OFAM’s “We’ll Meet Again” | In “We’ll Be Seeing You,” Chuck Redd and his Festival jazz unit are joined by Shirley Andress and Bill Hulings for a set of absolute favorites from Hollywood studios between 1939 and 1945, including “As Time Goes By,” “We’ll Meet Again,” “My Shining Hour,” and more! Arrive early for their dinner at six. The Shedd,

August 3
| Cake appears at the Cuthbert Amphitheater for an evening of alternative rock and roll. The Cuthbert,

August 4
First Friday ArtWalk
| Pick up your ArtWalk guide at Farmers Market Pavilion (85 E 8th Ave.), enjoy dance and musical performances at the The Little Block Party which celebrates African-descendant traditions, practices, and cross-cultural exchange, and then take a self-guided tour of the galleries and art venues of Downtown to discover the latest in Eugene’s art scene! ArtWalk is always free. Downtown Eugene,

August 4 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 4
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 4
The Vipers
| The Vipers perform at Silvan Ridge Winery to benefit Cascades Raptor Center. Silvan Ridge Winery,

August 4
| Badlands performs at Saginaw Vineyards’ free Friday night concert. Saginaw Vineyards,

August 4 & 5
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 4 – 6
Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge
| With nearly 500 miles of heavily forested trails, Oakridge has become known as the Pacific Northwest’s Mountain Biking Capital. This race gives you the opportunity to run three different mountain trails that combine for a total of 40 miles of trail running. The three days take participants up Buckhead Mountain, Dead Mountain and Larison Rock. All races are dog friendly and end with drinks provided by Ninkasi Brewing! Oakridge,

August 5
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 5
Coburg Car Classic
| Get on down to the 32nd Annual Coburg Car Classic for a family-friendly classic car show featuring decked-out rides, live music, a chicken barbecue lunch, and much more! All money raised from this event stays in Coburg and goes toward projects by the Coburg Community Grange. Norma Pfeiffer Park,

August 5 & 6
Coastal Plein Air Art and Wine Festival
| The 2nd Annual Coastal Plein Air Art and Wine Festival will display artwork that had been painted while the artists were along the Oregon Coast the previous two weeks. The paintings will be for sale and on display alongside several Lane County wineries to enjoy and sample wines from, including wineries in other parts of the Willamette Valley and from Oregon’s Umpqua Valley. Florence Events Center,

August 5
OFAM’s Dick Tracey 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 5
Floater and Zepparella
| Floater performs alt rock and Zepparella performs a Led Zeppelin tribute. The Cuthbert,

August 5
The Australian Pink Floyd Show: Darkside 50 Tour
| An unforgettable Pink Floyd tribute show features a dazzling combination of breathtaking light displays, laser shows, video animations, and more. Hult Center,

August 5
Ukrainian Day Festival With Veselka Dance Troupe
| The public is cordially invited to this free annual festival. Come and enjoy a family, picnic-like atmosphere. Nativity’s Veselka Dance Troupe performs at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Troupe includes 75 dancers from Malenkee to young adult dancers. The morning show features parent and young adult coming-of-age wreathing ceremony. Ukrainian-Slavic style dishes kowbasa sausage, varenyky dumplings, and pyrizhky hand-made meat-filled buns, baked goods, coffee, soft drinks available for purchase. A tour of beautiful church icons between performances is scheduled. Nativity Ukrainian Catholic Church,

August 5
The Sugar Beets
| A 33rd anniversary concert by the Sugar Beets band. $15 tickets must be purchased in advance. Silvan Ridge Winery,

August 6
OFAM’s 52nd Street: The 2023 Jazz Party
| Chuck Redd hosts as the OFAM 2023 jazz team dish up their usual 3.5 hours of great jazz standards and songbook-based improv. The format for the evening will be the usual: top-ticketed cabaret seating down front of the main floor, and reserved seating up in the balcony, with a full bar in the Tykeson Lobby. The Shedd,

August 6
A Very Faery Harvest
| Come and enjoy more than 75 vendors of various wares, 10 different workshops, four food trucks, and amazing entertainment! They are also having a Faery Costume contest where you’re encouraged to dress up as a Seelie or Unseelie Faery and you may win Seelie or Unseelie Sovereign. This is a family-friendly event, with all ages and all genders/spirits/expressions welcomed. Bring a donation for FOOD for Lane County. Alton Baker Park,

August 9
Walk It Off with the Y  — Dog Days of Summer
| Every Wednesday, Walk It Off with the Y encourages movement, health, and fun throughout the summer from June 14 to August 30. On August 9, bring your four-legged friends! 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Alton Baker Park,

August 9
Iris DeMent | Iris DeMent performs with special guest Pieta Brown. Hult Center,