By Eugene Magazine

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.

Meow Meow

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

Fruition

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

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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