By Eugene Magazine | Published March 2019

Spring is here and we are definitely glad for it. Get out and enjoy the sunshine with one of these great events.

Doctor Atomic and Brahms

The Eugene Symphony is presenting the music from John Adams’ opera, which depicts Robert Oppenheimer (“Doctor Atomic”) as he struggles with his development of the first nuclear bomb. The second half of the performance will feature the more hopeful music by Brahms.

Thursday | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $25-$68 | hultcenter.org

Music and Wine Tasting at Le Café Maison

Le Café Maison is hosting an evening with live music from the Pearl Street Jazz Collective and wine tasting with Stanton Vineyards. Sip and savor some local music while trying some delicious wine.

Friday | 5:30 pm | Le Café Maison, 488 Willamette St. | Free admission | lecafemaisonshortbread.com

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: Beyond the Fluffy

“Fluffy” comedian, Gabriel Iglesias is coming to the Hult Center on Friday as part of his “Beyond the Fluffy” world tour. Come see him in action as he performs his standup that will have you rolling with laughter.

Friday | 8 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $43-$90 | hultcenter.org

“Get the Girls Out!” by SheJumps

SheJumps is hosting “Get the Girls Out!” at Mt. Hood Meadows this Saturday. The event will include a group ride, a scavenger hunt, a limbo contest, educational offerings, and much more! Also at Mt. Hood Meadows this Saturday is Spring Brew Fest, bringing together craft brewers from around the Northwest.

Saturday | 8 am | Mt. Hood Meadows, 14040 Hwy. 35, Mt. Hood | $41 | skihood.com

49th Annual Yachts Original Arts and Crafts Fair

Yachats is hosting Pacific Northwest artists at the 49th annual Yachats Original Arts and Crafts Fair this weekend. More than 70 artists and crafters will be featured, selling their products that include paintings, prints, furniture, woodwork, stained glass, pottery, and much more. Join them for two days dedicated to the arts.

Saturday and Sunday | 10 am | Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy. 101, Yachats | Free | yachats.org

SOLVE Oregon Spring Beach Cleanup

Join SOLVE to help clean up litter and marine debris all along the Oregon Coast. Register to clean at one (or more) of the 45 cleanup sites, including four near Florence and start picking up trash. It’s a great way to get outside and enjoy the sunshine! See more information on their website, including a full list of participating sites.

Saturday | 10 am | See website for designated sites | Free | solveoregon.org

UO Softball vs. Washington

University of Oregon softball is taking on the University of Washington, their rivals to the north, this weekend. Cheer them on against the Huskies on Saturday or Sunday afternoon or Monday evening at Jane Sanders Stadium.

Saturday, 1 pm; Sunday, 4 pm; Monday, 6 pm | Jane Sanders Stadium, 1677 University St. | $7 | goducks.com

Jello Art Workshop

Maude Kerns Art Center is partnering with Radar Angels and Jello artists Diane McWhorter and Indi Stern for a night dedicated to making art with Jello. Learn how to work with this unique medium and make your own artwork for the upcoming show “Jellojenesis” on March 30.

Saturday | 2 pm | Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E 15thAve. | Free | mkartcenter.org

Spring Whale Watch Week on the Oregon Coast

The gray whales are making their way back north to their summer homes in Alaska, passing the Oregon Coast in late March through June. For optimum viewing, head to your favorite look out (or one of the volunteer-staffed sites) to participate in Spring Whale Watch Week, which starts this Saturday. Maybe you’ll even see some during your clean up with SOLVE!

Saturday through Mar. 31 | All day | See website for designated sites | Free | oregonstateparks.org

Kids Cooking Class—Happy Trails

Provisions is hosting a Kids Cooking Class on Tuesday to keep your kids learning even during spring break. They’ll learn three dishes: BBQ chicken sliders, shoestring fries, and mini hand fruit pies. Register early!

Tuesday | 10:30 am | Provisions Market Hall, 296 E 5th Ave. | $45 | provisionsmarkethall.com

Staff Restaurant Pick: Agate Alley Bistro

Agate Alley, located near the University of Oregon, serves local and organic food paired with wines and beers from around the region and seasonal cocktails. Join them for brunch on Saturday or Sunday, or lunch and dinner all week. Start your dinner with some crab hushpuppies before digging into their “Snapperwich” with fried snapper, pickled red onions, poblano tartar sauce, and other tasty ingredients. Or try one of their pizzas, like their bacon gorgonzola pizza, with bacon, caramelized onions, gorgonzola, balsamic vinaigrette, tossed arugula, and béchamel sauce.

Agate Alley Bistro | 1461 E 19th Ave., Agate Alley | Mon-Fri, 11 am-1 pm; Sat-Sun, 9 am-1 am | agatealley.com