This weekend offers many opportunities to be creatively inspired through live music, cooking demonstrations, works from local artists, and even wrestling. Also, check out our full list of Valentine’s Day events.
Kahane plays Beethoven
Conductor and pianist Jeffey Kahane is returning to Eugene for Kahane Plays Beethoven with the Eugene Symphony. They will perform Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 4,” Schumann’s “Symphony No. 4,” and Rossini’s “Overture to Semiramide.”
Thursday | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $33-$73.75 | eugenesymphony.org
Cooking with Keith
Join Capitello for a cooking demonstration by Chef Keith Ellis. He’ll prepare and serve a delicious four-course meal, paired with four Capitello wines. Reserve your seat in advance, VIP options available.
Thursday and Friday | 6:30 pm | Capitello Wines Tasting Room, 540 Charnelton St. | $65-$80 | capitellowines.com
Second Friday Art Walk
ArtCity president Charly Swing will be leading this month’s Second Friday Art Walk through downtown Springfield. The guided tour will start at the Island Park Art Gallery at Willamalane, then to the Emerald Art Center, the Springfield City Hall Gallery, and 100 Mile Bakery.
Friday | 5:30 pm | Starting at Island Park Art Gallery, 215 W C St. | Free | emeraldartcenter.org
The annual Asian Celebration is marking their 35th year with colorful entertainment, dances, craft and cooking demonstrations, martial arts, food vendors, kids’ activities, and much more. Learn about many aspects of different Asian cultures at this amazing exhibition.
Saturday and Sunday | 10 am | Lane County Events Center, 796 W 13th Ave. | $6-$10 | asiancelebration.org
Falling and Cirque Pollutia
Two acrobatic companies are coming to Eugene, bringing their awe-inspiring, gravity-defying stunts to the Hult Center. A New Normal is bringing “Falling,” which visualizes different types of falling, while Zenith Aerial Arts will perform “Cirque Pollutia,” which takes place in a dystopian circus.
Saturday | 6 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $25-$28.50 | hultcenter.org
Civic Winery First Anniversary
Celebrated Civic Winery and Wines’ first birthday at their party on Saturday! There will be live music from Whiteaker Hot Club, specials on wine, and a visiting food truck to feed you along the way.
Saturday | 6 pm | Civic Winery and Wines, 50 E 11th Ave. | $10-$12 | facebook.com
WWE Live: Road to WrestleMania Supershow
WWE Live is returning to the Matthew Knight Arena for an evening of signature moves, scandalous storylines, and all your favorite wrestlers.
Saturday | 7:30 pm | Matthew Knight Arena, 1776 E 13th Ave. | $15-$105 | facebook.com
At the Illusionist’s Table
Illusionist Scott Silven will delight and astonish you over dinner with At the Illusionist’s Table, the ultimate dinner and a show. Through your three-course meal and whiskey flight, you will be dazzled by the impossible.
See website for dates and times | WildCraft Cider Works, 232 Lincoln St. | $250-$290 | hultcenter.org
Live your non-conventional percussion dreams at STOMP on Tuesday and Wednesday. The group uses everything from lighters to hubcaps to wooden poles to make music.
Tuesday and Wednesday | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $48.75-$122.50 | americantheatreguild.com
Next week: Zwickelmania Oregon Brewery Tour
Celebrate Oregon beer by following the Zwickelmania 2020 Tour on Saturday, February 22! Multiple breweries, including Alesong Brewing and Blending, Elk Horn Brewing, Falling Sky Brewery, Ninkasi Brewing, and Plank Town Brewing will be participating with special events, tastings, and specials.
Saturday, February 22 | Times vary | See website locations | oregoncraftbeer.org
Restaurant Spotlight: Ninkasi Better Living Room
Newly opened in only the last week, the Ninkasi Better Living Room is a restaurant serving beer, food, and an opportunity for community. Enjoy appetizers like baked brie or “NxNW Misto Fritto” (fried cheddar curds), their Whitaker Goulash (which has smoked pork shoulder, spaetzle, and Brussels sprouts) or Dungeness crab toast. Pair it all with a fresh brew from Ninkasi’s wide selection.
Ninkasi Better Living Room | 155 Blair Blvd. | Mon-Sun, 11 am-11 pm | 541/735-9500 | ninkasibrewing.com