By Eugene Magazine

If the winter weather has you down, experience a little bit of Brazilian warmth as Brazilian Skies plays the music of Brazilian composer, instrumentalist, and singer Antonio Carlos Jobim at The Jazz Station. Visit Florence for their 21st annual Winter Music Festival, exploring bluegrass, Americana, and folk music. The Shedd’s Oregon Festival of American Music continues to celebrate the work of the Gershwins in daily events through January 28. Forty-five readers, healers, and vendors are lined up for the Metaphysics & Wellness Fair + Gem Show at the Lane Events Center. Martin Sexton plays the Hult Center. And those are just the highlights!

January 25-27
Florence Winter Music Festival
| Experience a weekend of bluegrass, Americana, and folk music at the 21st annual Florence Winter Music Festival, “The Coast’s Best Music and Arts Festival.” Artists in the lineup for this year include Josh Goforth, Henhouse Prowlers, Beth Wood, Appalachian Road Show, and many more. In addition to music, the festival has local food, libations, and workshops for the musically inclined. The workshops include topics like “Essentials of Bluegrass Jamming” and “Being Yourself on Stage.”  Workshops are available to those without festival tickets for $10 per workshop. The free and non-ticketed kick-off to the festival will be Thursday from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Florence Events Center. This acoustic “Take the Stage” open mic event will invite attendees to sign up and play some music (limit two songs) on stage with their own acoustic instrument(s). Florence Events Center, wintermusicfestival.org 

January 26
Harlan and Brandon
| Friday nights at Elizabeth’s Wine Lounge means great live music and a perfect dinner night out with friends, family, or a special date! A variety of music performances will be showcased on Friday evenings, with some outdoors, weather permitting, though most will be inside the Lounge’s beautiful indoor space. Explore the complete lineup of gifted musicians on the Lounge’s online calendar. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Elizabeth’s Wine Lounge, heartoforegonwine.com

January 26 & 27
Themed Wine Tastings at Sundance Wine Cellars
| Sundance Wine Cellars’ free themed wine tastings highlight various wine regions on Fridays, and on Saturdays, they host local and regional wineries. Apart from the weekends, their tasting bar is always open and has free samples of their featured wines. Sundance Wine Cellars has Oregon’s largest selection of wine and is one of the oldest wine retailers in the Willamette Valley. Since 1983, Sundance Wine Cellars has provided an unparalleled selection of wine from Oregon, the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Sundance Wine Cellars, orwines.com/sundance_wine_cellars

January 27
Brazilian Skies
| Brazilian Skies will celebrate the music of Brazilian composer, instrumentalist, and singer Antonio Carlos Jobim by performing his works. Brazilian Skies consists of James Olsen (flutes), Paul Krueger (trumpet, flugelhorn), Nathan Poehlke (guitar), Torrey Newhart (piano), Sean Peterson (bass) and Adam Carlson (drums). The Jazz Station, thejazzstation.org

January 27 & 28
Metaphysics & Wellness MeWe Fair + Gem Show
| Enjoy 45 readers, healers, and vendors, and 20 talks for energizing body mind heart & soul in Eugene. Everyone is welcome! Parking is free. Lane Events Center, mewefairs.com

 Through January 27
Adam Grosowsky’s “Snow in Jerusalem”
| “Snow in Jerusalem” is a show of new paintings by Adam Grosowsky at the Karin Clarke Gallery. The gravity of current world events, as well as painful matters closer to home, inform some of these new paintings. By his own admission, Grosowsky was shocked by the intensity with which the world tragedies presently unfolding have affected him. He was also distressed by heartbreaking developments touching people close to him. Karin Clarke Gallery, karinclarkegallery.com

Through January 28
Brews, Blues & Chowderfest
| Each of beergarden’s food carts will create a unique variety of chowder, they’ll host blues music from some of the best talent in the area, and host a 100% Oregon Coast draft list to round out this epic event. The tap list for the week will feature all Oregon Coast breweries and cider houses. There will be tasting nights throughout the event as well. You’ll have the opportunity to get a taste of the coast right here in Eugene. Beergarden, https://www.beergardenme.com/happenings

Through January 28
The Shedd’s Oregon Festival of American Music
| With OFAM 2024 Winter, Chuck Redd and company explore the work of George and Ira Gershwin, including both their work together and apart, from their early years on Tin Pan Alley and Broadway to their years in Hollywood. Oregon Festival of American Music 2024 Winter includes 4 evening and 2 matinee concerts, films, talks, a community sing-along, and the popular Sunday afternoon jazz party. Tickets are on sale now at The Shedd Institute Ticket Office at 541-434-7000, in person at 868 High Street (MF 9 am-6 pm) or online. The Shedd, theshedd.org/OFAM2024Winter

January 30
“Martin Sexton
| Martin Sexton returns with what Rolling Stone calls his “soul-marinated voice,” acoustic guitar, and a suitcase full of heartfelt songs. Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series such as Scrubs, Parenthood, Masters of Sex, Sprung, and in numerous films, though it’s his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for a new experience every time. Hult Center, hultcenter.org

Through January 31
“Almost A Full Circle” Exhibit By Robert Fulton
| The New Zone Gallery’s featured artist this month is Robert Fulton. This show of paintings represents the beginning of a circle which started with a retrospective show 25 years ago to the current exhibit. To quote Robert: “American master Edward Hopper has a significant influence on my work. His treatment of light, shadow, color and subject matter are reflected, to a degree, in my paintings. Using acrylics has also been a major factor in my style. The fast drying property of the paint has resulted in the colorful, sharp and flat nature of these pictures.” Join the Opening Reception during the First Friday ArtWalk on January 5, starting at 5:30pm. In addition to the eclectic mix of art created by the New Zone members, also enjoy beverages by Hop Valley Brewing, wine by Sundance Cellars, and live music by David Helfand on harp. New Zone Gallery, newzonegallery.org

Through January 31
The Art of Train Graffiti
| Sandy Sanders’ exhibit “The Art of Train Graffiti” will be in New Zone Gallery’s Klausmeier Room. The exhibit is a visual exploration of regional train graffiti, as documentary and as artist and collective creative elaborations. The Springfield-Eugene metro area offers prime viewing for freight trains in the Pacific Northwest. Part photo documentation, part artist contribution, the exhibit explores the multi-layered process of graffiti creation by artists, railroad staff and Mother Nature. Sandy adds his own layer of visual art through painted or collaged contributions within a variety of unique documentary art objects. An opening reception will be held January 5 from 5:30-7:30 pm during the First Friday ArtWalk. New Zone Gallery, https://www.newzonegallery.org/

Through February 4
Oregon Contemporary Theatre’s “Every Brilliant Thing”
| “Every Brilliant Thing” opens OCT’s performances for the year. A seven-year-old tries to help his Mom’s sadness by making a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. As he journeys into adulthood, the list evolves alongside him. Hilarious and heart-wrenching, this critically-acclaimed play is a unique theatrical experience you will never forget. Oregon Contemporary Theatre, octheatre.org

Through February 4
Very Little Theatre’s “Grand Horizons”
| The Very Little Theatre continues its 2023-2024 season with “Grand Horizons.” Bess Wohl’s Tony-nominated comedic masterpiece delves into the intricacies of marriage, family dynamics, and the unpredictable nature of wisdom that accompanies aging — or sometimes doesn’t! Over a quiet breakfast, Bill and Nancy French serenely decide to divorce after 50 years of marriage. While Nancy appears liberated, and Bill seems unfazed, their adult sons Brian and Ben are forced to reevaluate their assumptions about their parents’ outwardly successful marriage. As the children descend on the Grand Horizons senior living community to navigate the impending separation, they confront a new reality, their own imperfect histories, and discover how love can manifest in unexpected and unconventional ways. Very Little Theatre, thevlt.com

Through February 9
In the Realm of the Spirit: Work by Maude I. Kerns
| The Maude Kerns Art Center is presenting the 2024 season opener, “In the Realm of the Spirit: Work by Maude I. Kerns,” an exhibit of non-objective artwork by Maude Kerns, opening with a reception on Friday, January 12, from 5-7 pm. The exhibit includes work from the center’s own collection as well as private collections, and artwork that has never been exhibited before on loan from the Lane County History Museum archives. Maude Kerns Art Center, www.mkartcenter.org

Through February 29
“Distinct Visions curated by Emerald Art Center”
| Don Dexter Gallery hosts a collection of artwork from seven artists who represent Emerald Art Center with their mature vision and consistent technique in their respective craft, through February 29. Don Dexter Gallery, dondextergallery.com

Through April 20
“Duality” Marina Hajek (Herrera)
| Don Dexter Gallery hosts “Duality,” a limited exhibition of bronze sculptures from Guatemalan American artist Marina Hajek (Herrera) from January 6 – April 20, 2024. Don Dexter Gallery, dondextergallery.com

January 21
Chanticleer
| The Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, and is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its wide-ranging repertoire and dazzling virtuosity. Music of a Silent World: A river gurgles. Wind rushes. Branches creak. Snowflakes faintly fall. Every piece of the world has a sound. But if you listen really closely, you might also find that each of these pieces has a song. In Music of a Silent World, Chanticleer sings the songs of the natural world. Beall Concert Hall, calendar.uoregon.edu

January 21
Dar Williams and Amy Ray
| Singer and songwriter Dar Williams became a major figure in the contemporary folk music community in the 1990s with her warmly observational songs which are often leavened with gentle wit and pithy wisdom. Pulling from every direction — Patty Griffin to Patti Smith, Big Star to Bon Iver — Amy Ray’s music might best be described as folk-rock, though even that would be a tough sell, depending on the song. McDonald Theatre, mcdonaldtheatre.com

January 22 – 28
Brews, Blues & Chowderfest
| Each of beergarden’s food carts will create a unique variety of chowder, they’ll host blues music from some of the best talent in the area, and host a 100% Oregon Coast draft list to round out this epic event. The tap list for the week will feature all Oregon Coast breweries and cider houses. There will be tasting nights throughout the event as well. You’ll have the opportunity to get a taste of the coast right here in Eugene. Beergarden, beergardenme.com

January 24 – 28
The Shedd’s Oregon Festival of American Music
| With OFAM 2024 Winter, Chuck Redd and company explore the work of George and Ira Gershwin, including both their work together and apart, from their early years on Tin Pan Alley and Broadway to their years in Hollywood. Oregon Festival of American Music 2024 Winter includes 4 evening and 2 matinee concerts, films, talks, a community sing-along, and the popular Sunday afternoon jazz party. Tickets are on sale now at The Shedd Institute Ticket Office at 541-434-7000, in person at 868 High Street (MF 9 am-6 pm) or online. The Shedd, theshedd.org/OFAM2024Winter

Through January 27
Adam Grosowsky’s “Snow in Jerusalem”
| “Snow in Jerusalem” is a show of new paintings by Adam Grosowsky at the Karin Clarke Gallery. The gravity of current world events, as well as painful matters closer to home, inform some of these new paintings. By his own admission, Grosowsky was shocked by the intensity with which the world tragedies presently unfolding have affected him. He was also distressed by heartbreaking developments touching people close to him. Karin Clarke Gallery, https://www.karinclarkegallery.com/exhibitions/46-adam-grosowsky-snow-in-jerusalem-new-paintings/overview/

Through January 31
“Almost A Full Circle” Exhibit By Robert Fulton
| The New Zone Gallery’s featured artist this month is Robert Fulton. This show of paintings represents the beginning of a circle which started with a retrospective show 25 years ago to the current exhibit. To quote Robert: “American master Edward Hopper has a significant influence on my work. His treatment of light, shadow, color and subject matter are reflected, to a degree, in my paintings. Using acrylics has also been a major factor in my style. The fast drying property of the paint has resulted in the colorful, sharp and flat nature of these pictures.” Join the Opening Reception during the First Friday ArtWalk on January 5, starting at 5:30pm. In addition to the eclectic mix of art created by the New Zone members, also enjoy beverages by Hop Valley Brewing, wine by Sundance Cellars, and live music by David Helfand on harp. New Zone Gallery, https://www.newzonegallery.org/

Through January 31
The Art of Train Graffiti
| Sandy Sanders’ exhibit “The Art of Train Graffiti” will be in New Zone Gallery’s Klausmeier Room. The exhibit is a visual exploration of regional train graffiti, as documentary and as artist and collective creative elaborations. The Springfield-Eugene metro area offers prime viewing for freight trains in the Pacific Northwest. Part photo documentation, part artist contribution, the exhibit explores the multi-layered process of graffiti creation by artists, railroad staff and Mother Nature. Sandy adds his own layer of visual art through painted or collaged contributions within a variety of unique documentary art objects. An opening reception will be held January 5 from 5:30-7:30 pm during the First Friday ArtWalk. New Zone Gallery, https://www.newzonegallery.org/

Through February 9
In the Realm of the Spirit: Work by Maude I. Kerns
| The Maude Kerns Art Center is presenting the 2024 season opener, “In the Realm of the Spirit: Work by Maude I. Kerns,” an exhibit of non-objective artwork by Maude Kerns, opening with a reception on Friday, January 12, from 5-7 pm. The exhibit includes work from the center’s own collection as well as private collections, and artwork that has never been exhibited before on loan from the Lane County History Museum archives. Maude Kerns Art Center, www.mkartcenter.org

Through February 29
“Distinct Visions curated by Emerald Art Center”
| Don Dexter Gallery hosts a collection of artwork from seven artists who represent Emerald Art Center with their mature vision and consistent technique in their respective craft, through February 29. Don Dexter Gallery, dondextergallery.com

Through April 20
“Duality” Marina Hajek (Herrera)
| Don Dexter Gallery hosts “Duality,” a limited exhibition of bronze sculptures from Guatemalan American artist Marina Hajek (Herrera) from January 6 – April 20, 2024. Don Dexter Gallery, dondextergallery.com