By Eugene Magazine | Published January 2019

Happy New Year! Start your 2019 with local events, including art, live music, family fun, and even some hockey or basketball.

Music in the Public Market Eateries: Timothy Patrick

Local guitarist Timothy Patrick will be performing at the Public Market Eateries this Thursday. Enjoy dinner and drinks while listening selections of pop, blues, jazz, rock, folk, and much more!

Thursday | 5 pm | 5thStreet Market Eateries, 296 E 5thAve. | Free admission |

Free First Friday at the Museum

Head to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History for their monthly Free First Friday. See our state’s wonderful history and check out the museum’s latest exhibits.

Friday | 11 am | Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1680 E 15thAve. | Free |

First Friday ArtWalk

Start your new year off by taking in the local art scene at this month’s First Friday ArtWalk. The tour, with guide Kelly Johnson, Executive Direct of the Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene, starts at the Maurie Jacobs Community Room with multi-media work by JOJO ABOT, then continues with oil paintings by Adam Grosowsky, works by Jacqueline Davis, featured artists at Oregon Art Supply, and works by Benjamin Terrell.

Friday | 5:30 pm | Guided tour starts at Maurie Jacobs Community Room, Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | Free |

Family Fun Night

The Springfield Faith Center is hosting a night of family fun at Willamalane with basketball, tennis, roller derby, volleyball, pickleball, rock climbing, and much more!

Friday | 6:30 pm | Willamalane, 250 S 32nd St., Springfield |

Joe Manis Trio at The Jazz Station

The Joe Manis Trio will perform their mix of jazz standards and originals at The Jazz Station with Friday. Come for the music and enjoy a no-charge beer tasting as part of the First Friday celebrations.

Friday | 7:30 pm | The Jazz Station, 124 W Broadway | $10-$12 |

Eugene Generals vs. Portland Jr. Winterhawks

The Eugene Generals are taking on the Portland Jr. Winterhawks at The Rink Exchange this Friday and Saturday. Cheer them on while wearing plenty of layers! Get your tickets on their website or at their ticket booth.

Friday and Saturday | 7:30 pm | The Rink Exchange, Lane Events Center, 796 W 13thAve. | $6-$10 |

Gnome Roam Nature Quest at Alton Baker

Nearby Nature is hosting a Gnome Roam at Alton Baker Park this Saturday. Join them in Wildflower Hollow to look for gnomes. Meet outside the yurt.

Saturday | 1 pm | Alton Baker Park, 622 Day Island Rd. | Free for members, $5 per family non-members |

UO Men’s Basketball vs. OSU

The UO men’s basketball team is taking on their rivals from the north at Matt Knight on Saturday. Cheer them to victory as they try to defeat the Beavers!

Saturday | 5 pm | Matthew Knight Arena, 1390 Villard St. |

5th Annual People’s Choice Barrel-Aged Beer Blind Taste-Off

The Tap and Growler is hosting the 5thAnnual People’s Choice Barrel Aged Beer Blind Taste-Off. Enjoy an eight-ale flight and vote for your favorite!

Tuesday | 11:30 am | The Tap and Growler, 207 E 5thAve. | 21+ |

Knife Skills 101 at Provisions

Learn knife-wielding skills from Marche chef Rocky Maselli in this hands-on class. Learn to use a chef’s knife like a pro as you learn prevision, safety, and simple knife care at this class at Provisions.

Tuesday | 7 pm | Provisions Market Hall, 296 E 5thAve. | $120 |

The Lion King

The Lion King is coming to the Hult Center for nearly two weeks, bringing all the magic of the classic Disney tale. See the amazing costumes and beautiful sets while singing along to the award-winning music. Catch one of their 16 performances between Wednesday and Sunday, January 20!

Wednesday through January 20 | See website for performance schedule | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $28-$170 |