Support libraries and the performing arts at this week’s collection of events, including many ongoing events!
Please attend in-person events responsibly, wear a mask, and follow all proper safety guidelines.
The Eugene Public Library Foundation is hosting a Bookish Brain Trivia Night on Saturday. Set up a team of four to six people (or sign up to be matched with a team) and test your knowledge while raising funds for the Foundation and competing for both prizes and bragging rights.
Saturday | 6 pm | Virtual | $5-$20 | eugene-or.gov
Evil Dead with live commentary from Bruce Campbell
The Hult Center is hosting a virtual view of Evil Dead, with live commentary from the multi-talented Bruce Campbell Tune in on Saturday. Campbell will be sharing his memories and stories from the film, as well as answering a couple questions from the crowd.
Saturday | 6 pm | Virtual | $25 | hultcenter.org
Delgani String Quartet livestream performance
Tune in to two opportunities to see the Delgani String Quartet in a livestream performance on Sunday and Tuesday evenings. The events, called “Gesture and Journey,” will feature Portland violinist Nelly Kovalev and Eugene Symphony principal cellist Anne Ridlington to bring Shubert’s beloved string quintet to life, as well as works by Hovhaness, Stravinsky, and Webern.
Sunday, 3 pm; Tuesday, 7:30 pm | Virtual | $20-$28 | delgani.org
Springfield Library Foundation Virtual Books and Brew
Starting Tuesday, the Springfield Library Foundation will be hosting their annual Books and Brew event, this year spread over four days of videos, packages available to purchase that feature gift cards to local businesses and other swag, and an online trivia night on Friday.
Tuesday-Friday | All day | Virtual | Individual items available for purchase | splforegon.org
Thursday Night Live with Francesco
Every Thursday through April, Eugene Symphony conductor and music director Francesco Lecce-Chong for visits from guest musicians, watch parties of past performances, and an all-around appreciation of music.
Thursdays | 7 pm | Virtual | Free | eugenesymphony.org
Sorbet Mimosa Flight
Every Sunday, head to Sweet Cheeks Winery for a sorbet mimosa flight, featuring three sorbet flavors pair with their estate sparking wine. Make your reservation in advance on their website.
Sundays | 12 pm | Sweet Cheeks Winery, 27007 Briggs Hill Rd. | $18 | exploretock.com/sweetcheekswinery
Eugene Contemporary Art: A Critical Conversation
Opening this Thursday and continuing through March 21, Eugene Contemporary Art is bringing A Critical Conversation, a multi-faceted project focusing on the intersections of art, race, and privilege. The exhibition, which will be both in-person and have virtual options, will feature works by Gregory S. Black, Kathleen Caprario, Mika Aono, Kaitleyn Carr-Kiprotich, Ka’ila Farrell-Smith, Perry Johnson, Stormie Loury, William Rutherford, Josh Sands, Kerry Skarbakka, and Yvonne Stubbs. Mika Aono, with Neal Williams, will also be hosting a printmaking workshop this Saturday.
Now through March 21 | Anti-Aesthetic, 245 W 8th Ave. | Reservations Required for in-person viewings | eugenecontemporaryart.com
White Lotus Gallery Collection
Opening Friday, White Lotus Gallery is showing a collection of works from their carefully curated collection, gathered through the last 30 years. See works by Katsunori Hamanishi, Kozo Inoue, Yuiji Hiratsuka, Xuesheng He, Huixin Miao, and Morris Graves, among others. Open through March 6.
Now through March 16 | Normal gallery hours | White Lotus Gallery, 767 Willamette St. | Free admission | wlotus.com
If not now, when?
Schedule a visit to see “If Not Now, When?” at the Maude Kerns Art Center. See works by Tim Boyden, Ila Rose, Jud Turner, and Michael Whitenack, which include paintings, metalwork, woodwork, and collaborative to express positivity, imagination, and creative synergy.
Now through February 12 | Schedule a time | Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E 15th Ave. | mkartcenter.org
Opening on Wednesday, the Karin Clarke Gallery is hosting an exhibition of works by Erik Sandgren, who specializes in paintings and woodcut prints depicting scenery from around the Pacific Northwest.
Now through February 27 | Normal gallery hours | Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St. | Free admission | karinclarkegallery.com
Firewall at New Zone Gallery
Opening this Friday, Alex Daniel’s “Firewall” will be on display at the New Zone Gallery, alongside other images of this summer’s Holiday Farm Fire through the end of January.
Ongoing | Normal Gallery Hours | New Zone Gallery, 22 W 7th Ave. | Free admission | newzonegallery.org
Springfield Arts Commission: Season of Light
Opening Monday, the downtown Springfield will be celebrating the Season of Light,” featuring luminarias created by six local artists displayed in the Springfield History Museum. Other Springfield businesses have been encouraged in put up their own displays and you can also get involved by picking up a DIY luminaria kit, giving to the Light Supplies Drive, or participating in the Seasons of Light Winter Reading Challenge.
Now through Mar. 1 | Downtown Springfield | wheremindsgrow.org
Activity Kits for Kids
Every Monday through January, pick up an activity kit for your kid, with each week seeing a new theme. This week: Fortune Tellers
Mondays | All day | All Eugene Public Library locations | Free | eugene-or.gov
Family Story Time
Every Tuesday in January, Eugene Public Library presents Family Storytime, with literary favorites (and some new finds) told through story, song, puppets, and more. They also have a full collection of their previous readings on their website.
Tuesdays | 11 am | Virtual | Free | eugene-or.gov
Starting this week, join the Hult Center and Story Pirates in helping your little ones (ages four to 12) get to sleep and learn something along the way. Starring Tony Award nominee Lilli Cooper, you’ll be guided through three different virtual experiences, adapted from kid-written stories. Each ticket holder will receive a “Dreamtime Travel Kit” to accompany their adventure.
Now through Feb. 21 | Ongoing | Virtual | $35 | hultcenter.org
19 local artists and groups are committed to lighting up downtown with illuminated window displays, installations, and performances. Check it out all this month!
Ongoing | Downtown Eugene | Free admission | artcityeugene.com