By Eugene Magazine

It’s a new year and time to get in the groove with new things to do! It’s the weekend for First Friday Art Walk, there are new art exhibits, a new schedule of folk house concerts, and ongoing trivia events. Experience something you’ve never done before!

January 6
Adam Grosowsky Artist Reception
  | Karin Clarke Gallery is pleased to present an exhibit of of new paintings by Adam Grosowsky. This exhibit, called “Gone Midnight,” reflects the late night hours he put into his dramatic large-scale works. Grosowsky will be present for an artist reception during the First Friday Art Walk from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Karin Clarke Gallery, karinclarkegallery.com

January 6
Deb Talan
| The Shedd Institute welcomes singer-songwriter Deb Talan back to Jaqua Concert Hall. After more than 10 years performing in indie folk duo The Weepies, Talan is stepping into her own spotlight, fortifying her past solo work, rearranging classic Weepies songs for a solo artist, and releasing new material. The Shedd, theshedd.org

January 6
Larry Pattis
| Larry Pattis has been named one of the “Top 10 Best Acoustic Music Artists of the Decade” by the International Acoustic Music Awards. The Montreal International Jazz Festival said, “Larry Pattis blends the emotional commitment of folk and the prowess of classical, a harmonious union of beauty, melody, nuance and technique that demand- and reward- serious listening.” Tsunami Books, tsunamibooks.org

January 6
First Friday Art Walk
| Pick up your ArtWalk guide at Art with Alejandro (5th Street Public Market 2nd floor, 246 E 5th Ave, Suite #224) and take a self-guided tour of the galleries and art venues of downtown to discover the latest in Eugene’s art scene! ArtWalk is always free. Downtown Eugene, lanearts.org

January 7
Justin Farren House Concert 
| In the last few years Justin Farren has won a bevy of awards including the Kerrville New Folk Competition, Songwriter Serenade, and Wildflower. The Sacramento News & Review described him as “a storyteller with an impeccable voice, a guitar and a head-full of funny, tender and engaging observation.” 70 E Howard Ave. Tickets at www.eventbrite.com or [email protected]

January 9
Trivia Mondays at PublicHouse
| Recurring weekly on Monday. Come down to PublicHouse and test your knowledge with a lively game of trivia. PublicHouse, publichousehub.com/happenings

Through January 14
Adam Grosowsky’s “Gone Midnight”
| Karin Clarke Gallery is hosting an exhibit of Adam Grosowsky’s paintings, called “Gone Midnight.” The show reflects the late night hours Grosowsky put into his dramatic large-scale works. Grosowsky’s work is filled with passion and energy, which might explain why he is one of the most-collected artists Eugene has produced. The canvases are large, bold, and grab your attention with their strong dark and light contrast. Karin Clarke Gallery, karinclarkegallery.com

Through January 29
“We Are Aliens” Planetarium Show |
On Sundays, Fridays, and Saturdays through January, discover how learning about life here on Earth guides the hunt for alien life elsewhere in the universe in this 25-minute planetarium show. Visit Mars, Europa and distant exoplanets to answer one of the ultimate questions of the universe: are we alone? Follow along as astronomers show the techniques they use to find distant planets and investigate the potential for life. The Eugene Science Center’s brand new, state-of-the-art planetarium takes visitors through an immersive, 360 degree experience into the cosmos to see the universe as never before! This program is well-suited for all ages. Eugene Science Center, eugenesciencecenter.org

Through February 26
Magic in Medieval Europe Exhibit
| The Museum of Natural and Cultural History is holding an exhibit about the use of magic in Medieval Europe. Welcome to the world of medieval spirits and sorcery! Through spellbinding stories, objects, and imagery, magic will take you to the roots of everyday superstitions and conjurings, delving deep into the phenomenon of magical thinking — past and present. mnch.uoregon.edu/visit