By Eugene Magazine

The warm weather is continuing, which makes it the perfect weekend to celebrate mom. Take her to one of these great events, or one of the mom-dedicated events happening around town.


A fecund carpet, an asp, an empire almost lost to a pair of kohl-rimmed eyes. Cleopatra VII—a luminous Hellenistic queen in an Egyptian kingdom in a Roman world, juggling personae to shock, awe, love, rule, and endure—inspires Ballet Fantastique’s defiant and spellbinding new contemporary ballet premiere, set to the Levantine modern electronic sound of blockbuster musicians Sidecar Tommy and Eenor Wildeboar from Beats Antique, playing live at the Hult Center for the first time.

Thursday-Sunday | Hult Center for the Performing Arts, One Eugene Center, Eugene |

Friday Winedown

Friday WineDown in the fun atmosphere of J. Scott Cellars urban warehouse winery. Enjoy delicious wine from our extensive menu and pair it with a gourmet pizza from our neighbors at Viking Braggot Company. They are excited to present singer/songwriter, Benny Basset, on his tour through the Pacific Northwest. Music 5:30-8:30pm.

 Friday | J. Scott Cellars, 520 Commercial St., Unit G, Eugene |

The Fiddlin’ Big Sue Band at Saginaw Vineyard

Live music every Friday night from 6-9 pm, year-round with dinner available for purchase from 6-7:30 or bring your own dinner basket.

Friday | Saginaw Vineyard, 80247 Delight Valley School Road, Cottage Grove,

Twilight Tasting Featuring Henry Cooper Trio at Sweet Cheeks

Head over to Sweet Cheeks Friday evenings year-round for live music from 6-8pm. They will be a local food cart, and you are always welcome to pack a picnic to enjoy. Sweet Cheeks Winery is the perfect place to unwind from your week and enjoy beautiful views and our award-winning wines.

Friday | Sweet Cheeks Winery, 27007 Briggs Hill Rd, Eugene |

Barbara Healy Trio at Oregon Wine LAB

Oregon Wine Lab will be welcoming back the Barbara Healy Trio this Friday. Her blues and jazz style will blow you away. No tickets required and all ages welcome.

Friday | Oregon Wine Lab, 488 Lincoln St, Eugene |

Creswell City-Wide Yard Sale

Yard sale enthusiasts and those who love searching for unique finds will have fun hunting for treasures during Creswell’s city wide yard sale. Over 100 homes and businesses will set up shop to sell repurposed goods for decorating, wearing, creating and more. While shopping, experience the small town charm of Creswell at multiple eateries and shops. Printed maps will be available to pick up at businesses and the Creswell Chamber of Commerce on Friday morning.

Saturday-Sunday | City Wide, Creswell |

Bikes to Blooms

Cycle to a wildflower foray. With a local expert as your guide explore a rare, remnant prairie and oak habitat along Dorena Lake looking for wildflowers. Bikes to Blooms is a free, educational event for families and nature enthusiasts. It includes a morning bird walk, stewardship opportunities, educational booths hosted by local organizations and guided wildflower walks. Travel southeast of Cottage Grove and experience this ecologically valuable and scenic landscape and to see the South Willamette Valley in bloom.

Saturday | Bake Stewart Park, Row River Rd, Dorena |

Annual Hardy Plant Sale

The  28thAnnual Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Sale is organized by the Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group volunteers and held at the Lane County Events Center and Fairgrounds in the Auditorium on Saturday of Mother’s Day Weekend. It’s a sale by gardeners for gardeners!

Saturday | Lane Events Center, 796 W 13th Ave, Eugene |

UO Musicking Conference

The goal of the Musicking conference is to stimulate student and community interest in early music and historical performance practice studies by offering five days of panels, educational performance classes, and performances that will be free and open to all students and community members. The 2019 Musicking Conference will be held on the University of Oregon campus, Monday, May 13th through Friday, May 17th, 2019. All events are free and open to the community.

Monday-Friday | University of Oregon, 1585 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR |

Mother’s Day Events:

Celebrate your mom, grandma, yourself, or any other mothers or mother figures in your life at one of these great Mother’s Day events.

Mother’s Day Picnic at Silvan Ridge (11-12)

Mother’s Day Tea at Dorris Ranch (11)

Mother’s Day at Valley River Center (11)

Mother’s Day 5K (12)

Mother’s Day Brunch at Pfeiffer (12)

Tea with Ballet Fantastique (12)

Sweet Cheeks Winery (12)

Mother’s Day Family Challenge Course

Family Fun: Mother’s Day at the library

Oregon Wine LAB Mother’s Day Yoga (12)

Mother’s Day at Iris (12)

Cheers to Mom at J. Scott Cellars (11)

Mother’s Day at LaVelle Vineyards (11 and 12)

Mother’s Day at Sweet Cheeks (12)