This weekend’s variety is sure to provide something for everyone. From local festivals and celebrations, to public displays of art, this weekend truly celebrates what summer is all about.
Eugene Town Square Block Party
Check out the three design concepts for the future Eugene Town Square at the Block Party on Thursday. Share your input and participate in the other family fun going on that night. RSVP on their website.
Thursday | 5 pm | Park Blocks, 8th Ave. and Oak St. | Free | eugenetownsquare.com
Business After Hours: Graduate Eugene
Network and enjoy food and drinks at the newly opened Graduate Eugene. The new hotel renovated the old Hilton into a place to stay to celebrate the spirit of Eugene and the University of Oregon. Even if you just go to see their vintage Nike shoe collection, it’ll be worth it.
Thursday | 5 pm | Graduate Eugene, 66 E 6th Ave. | $12-$22 | eugenechamber.com
Party on the Plaza: Charles Peachock
World champion juggler and “America’s Got Talent” finalist Charles Peachock is the featured performer at the Party on the Plaza this Thursday. Come for his one-of-a-kind juggling props, comedy, and amazing feats.
Thursday | 5:30 pm | Hult Plaza, 1 Eugene Center | Free | hultcenter.org
Bohemia Mining Days
Celebrate our region’s history at the 60th annual Bohemia Mining Days in Cottage Grove starting this Thursday. The celebrations take over two parks and include a carnival, Ugly Dog Contest, covered bridge tours, and a showdown between the feuding Slabtown and Lemati neighborhoods.
Thursday to Saturday | All day | Cottage Grove | Free admission | bohemiaminingdays.org
McKenzie River Chainsaw and Art Festival
A dozen professional Northwest chainsaw carvers will be transforming logs into art at the McKenzie River Chainsaw and Art Festival this weekend. Bid on one of the four creations from each artist while perusing other art vendors and a few vintage cars at the festival.
Friday to Sunday | 10 am | McKenzie Community Track and Field, 51326 Blue River Dr., Blue River | mckenziechamber.com
Studio Without Walls
Join ArtCity for their first of two Studio Without Walls events. The event invites all types of artists to do what they would normally do in their studios, but at the Park Blocks instead. Apply to participate on their website, or stop by to see the art in action on Friday.
Friday | 5:30 pm | Park Blocks, 8th Ave. and Oak St. | Free admission | artcityeugene.com
Marche Farm to Table Sunset Dinner at Alesong
Marche and Alesong Brewing are joining forces for a Sunset Pairing Dinner this Friday. Chef Rocky Maseli will be using the wood-fired oven to cook the delicious dinner that includes juniper-cured chinook salmon flatbread, a mixed grill from Pachamama Farm, and a cheese course, among other eats, all paired with Alesong’s brews. Register on their website before it sells out!
Friday | 6 pm | Alesong Brewing and Blending, 80848 Territorial Hwy. | $65 | alesongbrewing.com
Steve Martin and Martin Short
The famous comedy duo, Steve Martin and Martin Short, are coming to the Hult Center on Saturday. Presenting “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t,” they will take you through their careers, encounters, and lives through musical sketches and conversations.
Saturday | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $65-$155 | hultcenter.org
Harry and the Potters
Harry and the Potters: Wizard Rock is the band that would’ve happened if Harry quit quidditch, stole a time turner, and started a band with his past self. The resulting wizard rock genre is coming to the library this Sunday!
Sunday | 6 pm | Downtown Library, 100 W 10th Ave. | Free | eugene-or.gov
Next week: Homebuilders Association of Lane County 2019 Tour of Homes
Let the homes in the 34th Annual Tour of Homes inspire you starting Friday the 26th. The Tour will continue through the weekend and then the next weekend as well. This showcase of local builders is one you won’t want to miss.
July 26-28, Aug. 2-4 | Fridays, 3 pm-8 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12 pm-6 pm | See website for map | Free admission | hbalanecounty.org