We made it through Christmas—now New Year’s is all that is left. Ring in 2020 and spend any holiday time you have off at one of these great events.
Diva, singer, comedian, and all around entertainer Meow Meow will perform at the Hult Center on Friday. She’s bringing a full repertoire and experience that spans all types of stages from classic theatre to opera to modern music. Laugh along while you’re both inspired and terrified at this unique show. A VIP Lounge is also available.
Friday | 8 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $33-$48.75 | eugeneballet.org/nutcracker
Portland-based band Fruition is coming to Sessions Music Hall on Friday, bringing their Wild as the Nightalbum as part of their NYE Run tour. Enjoy the electric sounds of songs like “Forget About You” and “Sweet Hereafter.”
Friday | 9 pm | Sessions Music Hall, 44 E 7th Ave. | $20-$25 | sessionsmusichall.com
Winter Whale Watch Week
Nearly 25,00 gray whales are traveling south along the Oregon Coast to their warmer winter home in Baja Mexico. Through the Whale Watch Spoken Here program, during Winter Whale Watch Week, there will be volunteers at different whale watching sites to help you see the creatures in action and answer any questions.
Friday through Tuesday | All day | Various locations along the Oregon Coast | Free | oregonstateparks.org
Cottage Grove Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Join the Coast Fork Birders for the Cottage Grove Christmas Bird Count on Saturday. Led by Grace Fowler-Gore, start counting the number of native birds you find around the South Willamette Valley before the end of the day “countdown.” Register on their website to nail down your birding location.
Saturday | 7 am | Meeting at Koffee Kup Restaurant, 1241 N Hwy-99, Cottage Grove | Free | facebook.com
UO Men’s Basketball vs. Alabama State
Cheer on the Ducks as they take on the Alabama State Hornets at Matt Knight on Sunday. Buy your tickets online.
Sunday | Time TBD | Matthew Knight Arena, 1776 E 13th Ave. | $8-$138 | goducks.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule
Celebrate New Year’s Eve
Count down the last hours, minutes, and seconds of 2019 and welcome in the new decade at one of these fabulous New Year’s Eve parties around town.
NYE at Three Rivers Casino| Tuesday | 4 pm | Three Rivers Casino, 5547 Hwy. 126, Florence | threeriverscasino.com
Eugene Opera NYE Celebration| Tuesday | 6 pm | The Shedd Institute, 868 High St. | $30-$100 | eugeneopera.org
Black Tie and Bubbly NYE Celebration| Tuesday | 8 pm | $65 | $21 | Sweet Cheeks Winery and Vineyard, 27007 Briggs Hill Rd. | shop.sweetcheekswinery.com
NYE Party at The Village Green| Tuesday | 9 pm | The Village Green, 725 Row River Rd., Cottage Grove | Free admission | thevillagegreen.com
Ringing in the New Year| Tuesday | 9 pm | Graduate Eugene, 66 E 6th Ave. | graduatehotels.com
First Run 10K/5K| Tuesday, 10:30 pm; Wednesday, 8:45 pm | Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way | $20-$45 | level32racing.com
Next week: Eric Johnson Classics: Past and Present
Guitarist, vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Eric Johnson is making a stop at the Hult Center along his extensive tour that is taking him all around the US. With a repertoire that spans more than 40 years, he has touched nearly every genre. See him live on January 6.
Monday, January 6 | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $28.50-$39-75 | hultcenter.org