By Eugene Magazine

This week there are a lot of St. Patrick’s Day festivities to choose from. Plus, the opening of a new St. Vincent de Paul store in Cottage Grove!

March 14
Eugene Symphony’s “Beethoven and Marsalis”
| This kinetic concert is all about movement, from casual walks to fiddle dancing to gospel choruses to galloping joy. Opening with George Gershwin’s “Promenade,” we’ll take a metaphorical stroll before jumping into Wynton Marsalis’s celebration of American music in his boisterous and beautiful “Violin Concerto.” Ludwig van Beethoven’s jubilant and lively “Symphony No. 7” is propelled by ebullient rhythms that will have you dancing in your seat. Hult Center,

March 14
Pie Day Run with Silenus Run Club
| Join Silenus Run Club with special guest Second Breakfast, Eugene Running Company, Ronald McDonald House Charity, and Hoka as they celebrate everything awesome about Pie.They will have shoes to demo during this Thursday Night Run. Distances vary from 3 to 5 miles at a fun pace. Walkers and runners are welcome. Stick around afterwards for raffles prizes! Drop Bear Brewery,

March 14
SVdP Grand Opening
| St. Vinnie’s new Cottage Grove store at 910 Row River Road will open on March 14 with a ribbon-cutting and remarks by SVdP and local leaders shortly before doors open to the public at 10 am. Visitors can sign up for free hourly raffle drawings during the store’s grand opening, with prizes to include gift cards to St. Vinnie’s and other local businesses. Shoppers will enjoy a 4-day half-price sale. Cottage Grove, 

March 15
Dave Wentz |
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,

March 15
Dancing with the Stars: Live!
| See the ballroom brought to life in this brand-new production featuring your favorite Dancing with the Stars pros, plus special guest stars! With dazzling routines, jaw-dropping talent, and non-stop entertainment, it’s sure to be an unforgettable night! Hult Center,

Opening March 15
“Sealed For Freshness – A Tupperware Party Gone Awry”
| Ah, 1968. A year when Tupperware parties were a popular way for women to enter the workforce and gain independent income. ACE produced the Northwest Premiere of Sealed For Freshness in 2003, and the only question they had at the time was, “When are we going to do this show again?” The answer is NOW! The show runs through March 31. Actors Cabaret,

Opening March 15
Pegasus Playhouse’s “Sleeping Groovy”
| Pegasus Playhouses announces their production of the brand new show, “Sleeping Groovy.” Based on Grimm’s tale, this show is set in the Far Out 1960s. A princess saves a prince and fairies sing in beautiful harmonies. This all youth cast originate their roles with aplomb “Sleeping Groovy” will run through March 24. Pegasus Playhouse,

March 15
First Quarter Moon – Star Party In Eugene
| Stargaze with experienced and amateur astronomers alike atop College Hill Reservoir on the first Friday of the moon’s first quarter. Star enthusiasts bring their telescopes to share views of constellations, planets and the moon. Learn all about the heavens courtesy of the Eugene Astronomical Society with your own telescope or one of the many provided — some even invented — by members of the society. Children are welcome if they can look into the eyepiece without grabbing or touching it. Star parties begin at dusk or 6 pm, depending on which is later. College Hill Reservoir,

March 15 & 16
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, 

March 16 & 17
Buffalo Exchange’s 50th Anniversary Pop-Up Shop
| Celebrate Buffalo’s 50th anniversary. They’ll have a fashion fortune teller, make-your-own button station, raffles, giveaways of limited edition swag, treats, and more. Buffalo Exchange,

March 16 & 17
Northwest Regional Cat Show
| The cat rescue organization CRAN will be attending this year’s cat show and they’ll be open for applications for adopting domestic cats! Some vendors onsite will be donating a percentage of their sales to CRAN. Be sure to visit their booths. Check out the Cat Costume Contest at noon both Saturday and Sunday. Lane Events Center,

March 17
Lucky Clover 5K or 10K
| Test your St. Patrick’s Day luck this year and run in the Lucky Clover 5K or 10K. Youth and senior discounted registration fees are available, as well as trail and road courses. Alton Baker Park,

March 17
St Paddy’s Day Sunday Run with Silenus Run Club
| Come join Silenus Run Club and Lululemon as they celebrate the holiday with a fun run that starts and finishes at Lululemon. After the miles, stick around for some coffee, pastries and raffle prizes. All paces are welcome! Lululemon,

March 17
St. Patrick’s Day at The Gordon
| Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish-inspired food and drink specials. And catch some festive bagpipe-playing from the Eugene Highlanders beginning at 6:20pm. The Gordon Tavern,

March 17
Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market
| As Eugene’s largest and longest running flea market, the Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market boasts a continuously fresh mix of vendors, shoppers, and unique wares for sale. Picc-A-Dilly is a family affair, with many of their longtime vendors’ children having grown up to become vendors themselves. Lane Events Center, 

Through March 17
Oregon Contemporary Theatre’s “Ride The Cyclone”
| This hilarious and outlandish new musical follows six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir whose lives are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortuneteller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other — the chance to return to life. At once quirky and smart, edgy and beautiful “Ride The Cyclone” is a wildly original new musical — part comedy, part tragedy, and wholly unexpected. Oregon Contemporary Theatre,

March 19
The Shedd Choral Society’s Vivaldi: Credo
| The 4 movement Credo in E minor (RV 591) belongs to that large group of church works which Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) composed in Venice between 1713 and 1717 for the Ospedale della Pietà, his primary place of employment for thirty years. “Credo,” based on the Nicene Creed, repurposes some musical material from his “Magnificat” and also uses a driving rhythmic figure audiences might recognize from his very popular composition “The Four Seasons.” The piece contains some heart-wrenching harmonies and suspensions, particularly in the brief and ingenious “Et Incarnatus,” and the central, poignant “Crucifixus” with the various choral sections commenting on the scene as if they were walking along the Via Dolorosa. The Shedd,

March 20
Letterkenny Presents: A Night Of Stand-up
| Featuring cast and writers from the hit comedy show “Letterkenny,” the night of comedy will be headlined by the always hilarious Mark Forward (“Coach”) plus stand-up sets by Jeff McEnery (“Alexander”) and Letterkenny/Shoresy writer Allie Pearse. Hailed as “a surreal Canadian Comedy to Rival Schitt’s Creek” (The New Yorker) and “one of the most endearing and smartest comedies on TV” (Forbes), “Letterkenny” gained a cult following over its 12 seasons and won numerous awards. After a limited run in 2023, the Letterkenny 2024 stand-up tour will hit cities across North America February through April. McDonald Theatre,

March 20
| The Shedd Institute welcomes Lúnasa back to Jaqua Concert Hall. Renowned for stunning shows featuring superb musicianship, the traditional Irish band’s inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. Their recordings have sold over a quarter million copies while being hailed as some of the best and most important world music albums anywhere, while their blend of intelligence, innovation, virtuosity, and passion has brought them to the forefront of Celtic music. The Shedd,

Month of March
Zone 4 All |
Eugene’s incredible creativity is on display again at the New Zone Gallery during the month of March in its bi-annual Zone 4 All. This non-juried open show will wonderfully showcase the breadth of our local art scene. More than 200 artists will fill the gallery with the most eclectic work, from traditional to experimental and from paintings to 3D and assemblage, and everything in between. Expect a feast for the eyes! New Zone Gallery,