By Eugene Magazine

Enjoy strong female performances this week at beergarden, Publichouse, and the Shedd. Ladysmith Black Mambazo is also at the Shedd, and their combination of African and gospel music and dance is always inspiring. Other big events are the Home & Garden Show (just in time for spring projects!) and the nationally recognized DisOrient film festival. BNF Kombucha & Jun has a night of events planned to celebrate their new bottle release. So much to enjoy!

March 8 – 12
Beergarden and PublicHouse announce “MUSE: A Celebration of Women”
| Starting on March 8, International Women’s Day, beergarden and PublicHouse will be celebrating women and their musical accomplishments with four evenings of music and eight women-led live shows. beergarden and PublicHouse,

March 9
Learn to Ride
| Learn how to ride a bike in no time at this free community event from 4-6 p.m. Springfield and Eugene’s Safe Routes to School Program partners have you covered with all the necessary equipment, plus a chance to win a free helmet! All ages welcome. Bob Keefer Center,

March 9
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
| The joyous and uplifting musical voices of Ladysmith Black Mambazo marry the intricate rhythms and harmonies of Zulu traditions to the sounds and sentiments of gospel music, combining powerful choruses and softer, almost whispering chants where voices blend harmoniously, with tightly-choreographed dance moves. The Shedd,

March 9 and 11
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 5–1 0 pm every Thursday or Saturday at Funagain Games,

March 10
Springfield Second Friday Art Walk
The first stop is the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, then the self-guided walk meanders to Main Street , where you can see and hear from various artists, enjoy refreshments, and more.

March 10 – 12
43rd Lane County Home & Garden Show
| Shop and compare over two acres of exhibits featuring the best experts, new products, and services for homes and yards. Free admission with three cans of food for FOOD for Lane County or $5 at the door. Lane Events Center,

March 10 – 19
DisOrient Film Festival
| The 18th annual DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon is a hybrid festival with an exceptional line-up of both live and virtual film screenings as well as in-person filmmaker Q&As.  View live screenings at the Art House theaters March 10–12 and virtual events March 13–19. Art House,

March 11
Billion New Friends Kombucha & Jun Bottle Release
| This all-ages event will explore the artwork of Lily Cronn, provide music by local DJs, and taste the new products in the tap room. BNF will also be opening their warehouse with a full sound system. A kava ceremony kicks off, followed by an hour and a half of community connection time, then at 9pm the bottle drop amd fire performers begin followed by DJ sets. BNF,

March 11
Magical Moombah Treasure Hunt
| Har-Dee-Har-Har! The Moombahteers sail off to sea in search of mermaids and whales and pirates and hidden treasure. Look for lots of great songs and dancing, contests, and jokes. A special Moombah Music Box at 11:15 am is included in the price of your $5 ticket. The Music Box is an introductory session of a new music exploration class for kids where kids get a chance to learn about different musical instruments and styles of music. The Shedd,

March 12
Andy Frasco & The U.N.
| Andy Frasco & The U.N. are an American blues/rock band formed in Los Angeles in 2007. Performances have been described as a “boisterous blend of harmonic funk and jazzy influences, all topped with boundless energy” The Big Dirty,

March 14
Gabriela Montero
| Venezuelan-born classical pianist, composer, and improviser Gabriela Montero performs an evening of works by Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninov, followed by a celebration in improvisatory expression as only Montero can deliver it. Come early for dinner at 6. This concert is a part of the Shedd’s Free Classical & Jazz For Youth program. College students receive a 50% discount through The Shedd Classical for College program. The Shedd,

March 15
Willamalane Summer Job Fair
| Willamalane is seeking lifeguards, youth activity leaders, and summer camp activity leaders to join the team and make a difference in the community. On-site interviews and possible on-the-spot job offers will be available. All job offers are contingent on passing background or other on-the-job requirements. 4–7pm, free. Bob Keefer Center,

Through March 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,

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,