Happy New Year! Start your 2020 in the best way at one of these great local events.
Blade Runner—Springfilm Series
Watch Blade Runner, the 1982 film starring Harrison Ford, as part of this month’s installment of the Springfilm Series. Stay after for a discussion. Next month (February 6): It Happened One Night.
Thursday | 6:30 pm | Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St., Springfield | Free | willamalane.org
No Man’s Land film screening
Attend the screening of No Man’s Land at the Broadway Metro on Thursday. The documentary, by filmmaker David Byars, gives a detailed look into the 41-day standoff between protesters and federal authorities at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2014. Stay after for a discussion.
Thursday | 6:30 pm | Broadway Metro Theater, 888 Willamette St. | $6-$9 | encirclefilms.org
First Friday ArtWalk
This month’s First Friday ArtWalk, hosted by Michael Fisher (Executive Director at the Maude Kerns Art Center), starts at ANTI-AESTHETIC. Follow the guided tour to the Karin Clarke Gallery, Euphoria Chocolate Company, Sparrow Studios, and Oregon Art Supply.
Friday | 5:30 pm | Starting at ANTI-AESTHETIC, 245 W 8th Ave. | Free | lanearts.org
Eric Johnson Classics
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 Monday
Monday | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $28.50-$39-75 | hultcenter.org
Inaugural Tiki Fest
The Tap and Growler is hosting their first ever Tiki Fest, featuring tiki-inspired foods and drinks (like rum cocktails and fruited ales), live music, and other activities. The event will open on Tuesday and run through Sunday.
Tuesday through Sunday | 11:30 am | The Tap and Growler, 207 E 5th Ave. | Free admission | tapandgrowler.com
Eugene State of the City Address
A lot of things have happened in Eugene in the last year and Mayor Lucy Vinis will break it all down at the Eugene State of the City Address on Wednesday. The evening will also include a video highlighting’s 2019, the presentation of the Bold Steps Award, and performances from Eugene Bhangra.
Wednesday | 5:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | Free | events.com
Brain-based Tips for Sticking to New Year’s Resolutions
Learn about the science behind habits and how to make your New Year’s Resolutions stick with University of Oregon psychology professor Elliot Berkman at this month’s Quack Chats Pub Talk.
Wednesday | 6 pm | Ax Billy, 999 Willamette St. | Free admission | uoregon.edu
Next week: Conversations: Reflections of 14 Women Artists
For their first exhibit of their new season, the Maude Kerns Art Center is presenting “Conversations: Reflections of 14 Women Artists,” featuring the work of Out of the Woodwork, which is a guild of professional women artists. The exhibit includes a table set for the artists on display. They are hosting their opening reception on Friday, January 10. There will also be an Artists’ Talk on February 1. This exhibit will be on display through February 7.
Friday, Jan. 10 | 6 pm | Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E 15th Ave. | Free admission | mkartcenter.org