This weekend’s theme is variety, so it’s guaranteed that there is something for everyone around town. Enjoy live music, conservation efforts, decadent truffles, and inspiration for your spring home renovation projects, among many other events.
Brahms and Sibelius
Francesco Lecce-Chong will conduct while Elina Vähälä delights us on the violin through the Eugene Symphony’s presentation of Brahms and Sibelius. They will perform Missy Mazzoli’s “Sinfonia (For Orbiting Spheres),” Sibelius’ “Violin Concerto,” and Brahms’ “Symphony No. 2.”
Thursday | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $$28.50-$68 | eugenesymphony.org
Juan de Marcos and Afro-Cuban All Stars
Juan de Marcos and Afro-Cuban All Stars are coming back to the Shedd for an evening of traditional and contemporary Cuban music. You’ll have to come enjoy the performance to see why de Marcos is given credit for reviving the classic sound of Cuban son.
Thursday | 7:30 pm | The Shedd, 285 E Broadway | $$21.75-$39 | theshedd.org
Oregon Truffle Festival
Celebrate Oregon-grown gold at the Oregon Truffle Festival this weekend. Join them for truffle-infused meals, a marketplace, truffle dog training workshops, truffle farming, and the Grand Truffle Dinner. It all kicks off with The Joriad on Thursday.
Thursday through Sunday | See website for times and locations | See website for tickets and packages | oregontrufflefestival.org
Good Earth Home, Garden, and Living Show
Meet experts and contractors, visit 220 exhibits, tour a Mongolian yurt, attend seminars, and much more at the Good Earth Home, Garden, and Living Show this weekend. Get inspired for your upcoming home projects and pick up some expert tips along the way. They will also be collecting canned food donations for FOOD for Lane County.
Friday, 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am; Sunday, 10 am | Lane County Events Center, 796 W 13th Ave. | Free | eugenehomeshow.com
Florence Winter Music Festival and FRAA Winter Arts Festival
Experience three days of outstanding music at the Florence Winter Music Festival next weekend. Each day will have a theme, starting with “Bluegrass” on Friday with the Kathy Kallick Band and John Reischman and the Jaybirds, “Americana” on Saturday (with headliner Livingston Taylor and Circus No. 9, among others), and “Folk” on Sunday with Tyler Stenson and True North Duo.
Friday, Jan. 24 through Sunday Jan. 26 | See website for show times | Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., Florence | See website for ticket prices and packages | wintermusicfestival.org
Sons of the Prophet
Written by Stephen Karam and directed by Michael Najjar, the UO Theatre is opening their performances of Sons of the Prophet this Friday. The comedy follows two Lebanese-American brothers, Joseph and Charles Douaihy, as they deal with death, sickness, and the human condition.
Opening Friday through Feb. 8 | See website for times | Hope Theatre, University of Oregon campus | Free-$10 | tickets.uoregon.edu
Cirque Flip FabriQue: Blizzard
Cirque Flip FabriQue, a circus company based in Quebec, Canada, is bringing Blizzard to the Hult Center on Saturday. The show tells the story of a winter storm through the eyes of each member of a group of friends with visual poetry and live music.
Saturday | 8 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $35-$94 | hultcenter.org
South Fork Restoration Planting
The McKenzie River Trust and McKenzie Watershed Council are joining forces for a day dedicated to replanting the South Fork enhancement area. Help the cause and register on their website in advance.
Saturday | 10 am | Bruckart Boat Launch, Blue River | Free | mckenzieriver.org
Crab and Seafood Festival at King Estate
King Estate Winery is hosting their annual Crab and Seafood Festival starting Saturday. Join them for wine, a “crack your own” crab feast, other seafood, and a buffet overflowing with delicious and perfectly-paired sides. Buy your tickets on their website.
Saturday and Sunday | 1 pm and 4 pm | King Estate Winery, 80854 Territorial Rd. | $110 | kingestate.com
Nat Geo Live: Extreme Cave Diving
National Geographic’s 2011 Explorer of the Year, Kenny Broad, will be presenting on his experiences as an accomplished cave explorer and diver as part of the Hult Center’s Nat Geo Live! Series. Broad explores the caves to research climate change, groundwater pollution, and to learn how to best manage freshwater resources. He’ll be presenting specifically on the Bahama’s Blue Holes.
Wednesday | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $25-$28.50 | hultcenter.org
Next week: Harry Potter in Concert
The ultimate local Harry Potter experience, the Eugene Symphony will be performing along Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on Friday, January 31, and Saturday, February 1. Relive the magic as the symphony performs the now-classic score.
Friday, Jan. 31, 8 pm; Saturday, Feb. 1, 2 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $60-$104 | hultcenter.org
Restaurant Spotlight: Grit Kitchen and Wine
Located in the historic Shamrock House in the Whiteaker neighborhood, Grit nourishes the community with seasonal, local, and delicious food grown by our farmers and served with love. Try their red pepper butter basted halibut or ox tail ravioli and parmesan brodo.
Café Soriah | 1080 W 3rd Ave. | Mon-Sun, 5 pm-10 pm | 541/343-0501 | gritkitchen.com