By Eugene Magazine

It’s the week of Valentine’s Day, so there’s a feeling of “love” in the air for a lot of the events this week. Some ongoing events include Wednesday trivia at Drop Bear, and a beginner’s board game night at Funagain Games (hey — those could be good date ideas!). It’s time for the Springfield Second Friday Art Walk, and you can warm your hearts as well as unsheltered members of the community by attending a songwriters’ benefit concert for Egan Warming Centers. See our other article on Valentine’s Day date activities if you’re looking for some more ideas for things to do this week.

February 9
Springfield Second Friday Art Walk | The first stop is the Emerald Art Center in downtown Springfield. Art walk

February 10
Share the Love with Your Sweetheart – Spaghetti & Bingo Night | Join Mid Lane Cares for an evening of spaghetti and bingo at the Fern Ridge Service Center! Dinner consists of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, cake and sparkling cider. Bingo is pay-to-play and prizes will be awarded! This is a family friendly event and a fundraiser for Mid Lane Cares, which is a nonprofit that serves the Fern Ridge community. Fern Ridge Service Center,

February 11
Absolute Beginner Tap Workshop Series | Rebelle Movement’s Absolute Beginner Tap Workshop starts today and continues for the following five Saturdays. Pre-register to participate in introductory classes with tap instructor Jean Nelson. These are perfect for adult students who have little or no experience in dance. This Absolute Beginner Tap Workshop will take place every Saturday 1-2pm. Rebelle Movement Fitness Studio,

Halie Loren Quartet Live at The Jazz Station | Halie Loren, an award-winning jazz singer/songwriter, celebrates romantic tunes in this performance, from standard jazz to classic pop to originals. This quartet will also include Matt Treder on piano and backup vocals, Mark Schneider playing bass, and Ryan Biesack playing drums. There will be two shows on Saturday. The first show begins at 7 p.m. and the second show will be at 9 p.m. The Jazz Station is a small, intimate venue featuring live jazz music on Broadway Street in the heart of downtown Eugene. The venue offers musicians and jazz lovers of all ages a unique and comfortable space to perform and listen to live jazz music. The Jazz Station,

February 10 & 11
KLCC Brewfest | Come to this craft brew tasting event featuring 80 breweries from the West Coast and beyond. They’ll be serving 200 craft brews and ciders! Enjoy the collaboration brews, KLCC Eugene beer garden, Homebrew Competition, and live entertainment. Beer tickets are $1 for a 3oz taste. Beer tickets are only for those 21 and older. This event is a benefit for Eugene’s public radio station KLCC 89.7 Lane Events Center,

February 11
Eugene Caldera Songwriters’ Benefit Concert for Egan Warming Centers | Eugene Caldera Songwriters will get an early start on Valentine’s Day with its annual benefit concert for Egan Warming Centers on the night of Saturday, Feb. 11, at Eugene’s First Christian Church. For a decade, Caldera has staged a popular event that includes original music mingled with haiku, humor and a heartwarming spirit of community. The benefit provides an opportunity for people to listen to Lane County’s brightest musical lights while supporting Egan’s services. All donations go to benefit Egan, which provides unsheltered people with shelter and meals on dangerously cold nights. First Christian Church, songwriters benefit tickets

February 11
Valentine’s Dance Social | Unleash your inner dancer at this unforgettable evening event! Enjoy an entertaining night of dancing, delicious drinks and treats, and endless fun. First, dance instructor Lila will lead a quick lesson in ballroom dance basics, so you can show off your new moves on the dance floor. Then, indulge in a chocolate fountain or cash bar, and capture the memories in the photo booth. Don’t miss out on this exciting chance to learn new dance skills, socialize and have a great time! 21 and older only. Food/drink available for purchase (separate from admission). Attendees must register or secure a reservation in advance. Willamalane Adult Activity Center, Springfield,

February 11
Valentine’s Day Weekend Pop-Up Market
| This family friendly event will have high quality, lovingly made gifts from 15+ of your favorite Whiteaker Community Market vendors. Treat yourself and your loved ones to some locally made delights including handmade vegan soaps, original art and jewelry, fresh salsa and guacamole, flowers, and more! Thinking Tree,

Through February 12
Love Science? Sale at The Museum of Natural and Cultural History | Charles Darwin’s birthday meets Valentine’s Day during the museum store’s annual Love Science sale! From barware and jewelry to books and toys, they’ve got a science-themed gift for every valentine on your list. Take 10% off all non-consignment purchases (20% off for museum members and UO faculty and staff) and receive a free tote bag with your purchase of $50 or more. Admission to the museum store is always free. At this world-class museum, visitors explore 15,000 years of Oregon’s cultural history and 300 million years of its natural history and geology in a Northwest Coast longhouse-inspired building. Museum of Natural and Cultural History,

February 13
First National Symphony Happy Hour | Grab a drink at the First National Taphouse and join Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong to learn about the musical works and composers featured in several of the Eugene Symphony’s concerts. While there, enjoy a game of trivia for a chance to win some Eugene Symphony-themed swag and prizes. Drinks and snacks will also be available for purchase. First National Taphouse,

February 15
Wednesday Trivia at Drop Bear Brewery | Drop Bear Brewery hosts trivia night every Wednesday starting at 7pm. Doors open at 4 for the early birds. Join in for fun and great prizes while enjoying a beer and some food! Drop Bear Brewery,

February 15
Chico Schwall’s American Roots 2022-23 Immigrant Mashup | Chico Schwall and company begin the 8th season of his American Roots series in the Shedd’s Jaqua Concert Hall with Immigrant Mashup, an exploration of the rich complex of America’s musical roots. “It’s been said,” writes Chico, “that American Music is mostly a mash-up of all the cultures that have contributed to it. As successive waves of people came here they brought their music with them and, because music has no boundaries, cultures interacted, and new forms were created and new stories were told. How does this work? How does a Scottish reel become an American hoe-down? How did Scandinavian dance music become a component of what we call a Northwest fiddle style? How did the German button accordion become so central to French music in Louisiana? How did an African American “cakewalk” by a Jewish composer become popular on the Reservation? Is English the only language to have shaped American song? Come on along as Chico Schwall and his American Roots team explore the braided strands of American music through story and song.” The Shedd,

February 6 – 12
PublicHouse’s Inaugural Bourbon Street Fest | PublicHouse will embrace the spirit of Bourbon Street featuring New Orleans-style food specials, Bourbon Street cocktails, specialty Bourbon barrel-aged beers and Bourbon Street-inspired live music. PublicHouse, Springfield,

February 9 – 12
Isn’t It Romantic – The Rodgers & Hart Songbook | Lynnea Barry and the Jazz Kings welcome Vanessa Greenway, Dylan Stasack, and Broder Foshay for an evening from the extraordinary songbook of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, from 1925’s “Manhattan” to 1943’s “To Keep My Love Alive” and a choice selection of the host of classics in between. The Shedd,

February 10 – 12
Mary Lois Wagner at New Zone Gallery | Paintings by Mary Lois Wagner will be on display during a special exhibit. It is a retrospective show honoring her life, spirit, and talent. All proceeds will go to six non-profits that Mary traditionally supports. New Zone Gallery,

Through February 19
Cottage Theatre presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” | Cottage Theatre opens its 2023 season with a production based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, a playful medley of beloved comic characters and music. Cottage Theatre, Cottage Grove,

Through February 25
Margaret Coe’s “Works” at Karin Clarke Gallery | Margaret Coe’s new show, simply called “Work,” represents her pandemic-era oils on canvas, painted between 2020 and 2022. Most of these were painted in her own backyard which backs up to the woods of Southeast Eugene. See Coe’s work as part of the First Friday Artwalk. Karin Clarke Gallery, (Margaret Coe’s painting “Otter Crest Ramble” is shown in the header image on this page.)