By Eugene Magazine

If you’re out of ideas for things to do, try an event that’s ongoing each week like trivia at Drop Bear Brewery or beginner board game nights at Funagain Games. Don’t miss “(The Misadventures of) Casanova,” Ballet Fantastique’s first performance of 2023, or the book signing at Tsunami of a Eugene resident who is also National Geographic Society Explorer. Learn about the Ukrainian art of pysanka (Easter egg decorating), or watch the Ms Wheelchair Oregon 2023 Competition on Facebook Live. It’s also the week of Frist Friday ArtWalk, which means galleries are open and the museums (JSMA and Museum of Natural and Cultural History) are free on Friday.

March 2 – 5
Ballet Fantastique’s “(The Misadventures of) Casanova”
| Ballet Fantastique’s first performance of 2023 is a new dance theater spin on a classic story. The performance features live music from Oregon Mozart Players and internationally renowned guest celebrity Baroque musicians from across the globe, as well as an international cast of dancers, including Cirque du Soleil guest artist Raymond Silos (Orlando).Hult Center,

March 2 and 4
Beginner’s Board Game Night
| Learn a new game by picking up a board game or a card game from one of Eugene or Springfield’s many game stores. Try Funagain Games for lots of different games. Funagain has ongoing Beginners Board Game Nights where you can stop in any time between 5 – 10 p.m. every Thursday or Saturday at Funagain Games,

March 3
Umphrey’s McGee
| The popular jam band will celebrate 25 years of touring with a long psychedelic rock concert with no opening bands. McDonald Theatre,

March 3
Dr. M. Jackson, National Geographic Society Explorer Book Signing
| Dr. M Jackson, a Eugene, Oregon resident, National Geographic Society Explorer, TED Fellow, three-time U.S. Fulbright Scholar, science expert in the hit Netflix series, “Pirate Gold of Adak Island,” and the current Climate and Energy host for “Crash Course” is doing a national book tour and a local author book signing for their book “The Ice Sings Back” from 2-4pm. Tsunami Books,

March 3
First Friday ArtWalkPick
| Pick up your ArtWalk guide at Allies LLC (131 E 11th Ave.) 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, Lane Arts Council,

March 3
Free First Friday at The Museum of Natural and Cultural History
| Reserve your free timed ticket and investigate Oregon’s amazing fossils and ecosystems and delve into its cultural history — from the First Americans at Paisley Caves to the dynamic cultures of today’s Tribes. Museum of Natural and Cultural History,

March 4
Ms Wheelchair Oregon 2023 Competition
| This competition is looking for the next great advocate for the Ms Wheelchair Oregon Advocacy and Empowerment program. The winner will meet with leaders and lawmakers in the state of Oregon to create change in the platform of their choosing. Facebook Live,

March 3 – 19
Oregon Contemporary Theatre’s “Something Clean”
| Oregon Contemporary Theatre will stage a regional premiere of Selina Fillinger’s moving drama, directed by Inga Wilson, about Charlotte, a mother for 19 years, a wife for three decades, and a respectable community member her entire life. But when her son is incarcerated for sexual assault, Charlotte is forced to reckon with a brand-new identity, both public and private. Oregon Contemporary Theatre,

March 5
The Ukrainian Art Of Pysanka (Easter Egg Decorating) with Kristine Mushkevych
| Learn about the history, symbolism, and process of creating pysanka — Ukrainian decorated Easter eggs — and get a chance to see some exquisite pysanka up close. Pysanka is one of the most recognizable Ukrainian folk-art forms and an indispensable element of Easter celebration in Ukraine. The Museum of Natural and Cultural History,

March 5 and 6
Alice Blankenship & microphilharmonic Baroque “From Bach To Haydn” | This show is part of The Shedd’s Free Classical Music Tickets for Youth program. Enjoy dinner at 6 for an additional fee.  Alice Blankenship and her microphilharmonic Baroque ensemble on period instruments cover the transition from Baroque to Classical. The program includes J. S. Bach, a chorale from C.P.E. Bach, and three string movements from Haydn. The Shedd,

March 5 and 7
Delgani String Quartet’s “Delgani III Transatlantic Journey”
| Tomas Svoboda’s Tenth Quartet opens the program before German pianist Frank-Immo Zichner joins Delgani for quintets from both sides of the Atlantic. Ernest Bloch’s Piano Quintet No. 2, his last work, fills the ensemble with impulsive surges, yearning melodies, and rolling waves of unease. The piece was written at Agate Beach on the Oregon Coast where the composer spent the last 18 years of his life. Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No. 2 brims with romantic passion and showcases the composer’s Bohemian roots in the dumka and furiant middle movements. Christian Science Church,

March 6 and 7
Shane Koyczan
| Shane Koyczan will perform at Tsunami Books on March 6 and at Alluvium on March 7. Winner of both the individual champion title at the National Poetry Slam and the Canadian Spoken Word Olympics, Koyczan performed his poem “We Are More” at the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Millions of people have viewed the animated video of his anti-bullying poem, “To This Day,” on YouTube, and Koyczan has given a TED Talk on bullying and created a free anti-bullying smartphone application as part of his To This Day Project. For his social justice work, Koyczan received a BC Civil Liberties Award for the Arts. Tsunami Books, and Alluvium,

March 8
Wednesday Trivia at Drop Bear Brewery
| Drop Bear Brewery hosts trivia night every Wednesday starting at 7pm. Doors open at 4 for the early birds. Join in for fun and great prizes while enjoying a beer and some food! Drop Bear Brewery,

March 8
Cory Branan House Concert
| Over the last two decades, Cory Branan has released five albums as “a country boy with a punk-rock heart.” Branan’s songs have been covered by such artists as Frank Turner and Dashboard Confessional. He has also collaborated with the likes of Jason Isbell, Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), and Craig Finn (The Hold Steady).70 E Howard Ave., email [email protected] for ticket information

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 showcases more than 200 artists and their eclectic work, from traditional to experimental and from paintings to 3D and assemblage and everything in between. New Zone Gallery,

Through July 1
Spring Museum’s “Stories of Labor in Springfield”
| “Working Springfield: exploring labor in Springfield through local voices” is a new exhibit on display at the Springfield History Museum through July 1, 2023. Curator Maddi McGraw says that this exhibit is “a celebration of Springfield’s labor history over the past 175 years, and of the people who have made Springfield into the community it is today.” Springfield Museum,