By Eugene Magazine

The first official week of August is booming with events to celebrate music, culture, and summer. Head out to The Shedd to catch the last few performances wrapping up Oregon Festival of American Music 2022. Enjoy free artwork and gallery viewings during Visual Arts Week beginning with the First Friday Art Walk. Sip wine and sample beer during Taste of Oakway, and indulge in delicious eats from Oakway Center restaurants.

August 4
FlavorFest
FlavorFest benefits Pete Moore Hospice House by celebrating life’s pleasures. Ninkasi Better Living Room hosts the event with a summer farm-to-table regional feast. cascadehealth.org
August 4
Pick Yourself Up…and head off to Hollywood!
Lynnea Barry welcomes another fine ensemble as she continues her survey of the best of the Songbook into the 1930s, following the likes of Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and all their associates from Broadway to Hollywood. Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd, theshedd.org
August 4
Oregon Culture Nights: Brian ÓhAirt
Brian ÓhAirt hosts a night of Irish music and singing at Oregon Culture Nights. Oregon Culture Nights celebrate heritages and traditions of Oregon with performances by Willamette Valley artists. calendar.uoregon.edu
August 4
Taste Of Oakway
Celebrate the summer with wine from Broadway Wine Merchants, beer from Sunriver Brewing and food from Oakway Center restaurants. Ticket options include General Admission and the Premier Wine Experience. reliefnursery.org
August 4
Hult Presents Valerie June with Violet Bell
Valerie June’s “indefinable sound” floats between folk, Americana, bluegrass, country and more. She describes her music best calling it “organic moonshine roots music.” At turns ethereal and gritty, ferocious and fragile, June’s vocals possess a certain transformative quality, instantly melting away the chaos of the everyday and leaving only the immutable glow of absolute truth.​​ hultcenter.org
August 5
Air Mail Special: Benny Goodman, the King of Swing
Chuck Redd and his festival jazz unit perform the music of Benny Goodman with a matinee performance at 1:30pm. Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd, theshedd.org
August 5
Visual Arts Week
Enjoy diverse creations from local artists during Visual Arts Week. Visit in-person and online galleries, tour art installations and revisit Eugene’s murals.eugene-or.gov
Through August 5
Brother Can You Spare a Dime
Brother Can You Spare A Dime looks at some of the socially conscious music presented on the Broadway stage from 1928-1940 from the mainstream to the more explicit, socio-political material known as “agit-prop” theater. Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd, theshedd.org
Through August 6
Oregon Festival of American Music 2022: Pennies From Heaven
Evening concerts begin at 7:30 pm and matinees at 1:30 pm in Jaqua Concert Hall. Community Sing-Alongs, films and talks are in Sheffer Recital Hall. Preconcert dinners are at 6 pm in Warren Court. Week 1 (July 27-31), includes films, talks, sing-alongs, dinners, and more. See the website for the full schedule. Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd, theshedd.org
Through August 6
Hummin’ To Myself
Shirley Andress & company celebrate The Boswell Sisters and explore the special career and art of Connee Boswell. Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd, theshedd.org
August 6
All or Nothing At All: Enter Sinatra, 1938-41
Oregon Festival of American Music 2022 will close with a tribute to Frank Sinatra and other musicians of the 1930s with a performance by Chuck Redd and company. Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd, theshedd.org
August 6
Night Flowers, an evening of Flamenco
Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes and singer/multi-instrumentalist, Diego Amador Jr., direct from Seville, will present Night Flowers, an evening of Flamenco at the New Zone Gallery in Eugene. Savannah and Diego have forged a unique artistic partnership, performing throughout Washington, Oregon, and California since 2019. Diego comes from the legendary Amador family, famous for fusing Flamenco with blues, jazz, and salsa. Diego is a powerful singer as well as a sublime guitarist. He also plays piano, bass, and percussion. Night Flowers offers audiences a unique blend of authentic Spanish Flamenco music and innovative dance  This event is part of an extensive West Coast tour. New Zone Gallery, newzonegallery.org
August 6 
KindTree – Autism Rocks Festival of Art for All
KindTree – Autism Rocks hosts the return of their annual Festival of Art for All as the grand opening public event for The Arc Park from 2-6 pm. This free event, in partnership with Arc of Lane County and Allies LCC, is a community celebration of local art created by individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. The afternoon will feature a variety of music, interactive crafts, art, a talent show, live performances, videos, food vendors, wine tasting, a dunk tank, and fun. Cards, framed pieces, and other unique pieces of art will be available for purchase, with artists receiving 50% of every sale. Arc Park, 4181 E St., Springfield, kindtree.org
August 6 
Opening Reception: Distant Lands, Enchanting Sights
White Lotus Gallery presents selected works by Rich Bergeman, Jon Jay Cruson, Satoko Motouji, Connie Mueller, Jamie Newton and Gary Tepfer, showcasing sights that caught the artists’ eye on their journeys abroad. The exhibition will also include art from the gallery collection and ceramics by Otani Pottery Studio. 1-3 pm. White Lotus Gallery, 767 Willamette Street, wlotus.com
August 6
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 6
Little Women The Musical at VLT
Beloved sisters Mego, 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 7
Successful Container Gardening
Join this community class and learn the basics and suggestions to set up a successful container garden. Information will help you plan your own 365-day garden. scenethink.com
August 9-14
Eugene Emeralds vs Vancouver
Cheer on the Eugene Emeralds Minor League Baseball team as they play six games against the Vancouver Canadians. The games will be held at the baseball stadium at PK Park. milb.com