By Eugene Magazine

This week we celebrate Memorial Day and honor all of the veterans in our lives. It is also Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, so you can celebrate with an Asian Night Market, so get out and find your fun!

May is Bike Month | Bike Month is back, along with a month filled with fun rides and events. It’s a good time for returning riders to roll those steads out of the garage and for everyone who rides bikes to celebrate together. May is Bike Month showcases the many benefits of biking and encourages more folks to give biking a try. Bike Month has been celebrated in Eugene and Springfield since it was first nationally celebrated in 1956. Visit the website for the full line-up of free rides, workshops, bike-up discounts at local businesses, and prizes for all ages and riding abilities. City of Eugene,

May 23
Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony
| The perfect end to Francesco Lecce-Chong’s tenure as music director and conductor of Eugene Symphony, the evening begins with three a capella pieces by American trailblazer Amy Beach, featuring the Eugene Symphony Chorus. These three chorales sound a plea for forgiveness and then Gustav Mahler’s deeply spiritual and uplifting “Resurrection” Symphony will guide you on a journey from darkness to light. Hult Center,

May 23
Thursday Community Run
| Run with Silenus Run Club. Meet at Nike Well Collective in the 5th Street Alley for a community walk/run event to kick off the Pre Classic Meet. All paces are welcome. Distance varies from 3-5 miles. After the run, head over to Silver Falls Brewery for food and drinks with your fellow walkers and runners. Nike Well Collective, 590 Pearl Street, @silenus_run_club

May 23-25
Revelers Aerial Works – “The Dread Sea: Whispers Of The Deep”
| The Dread Sea claims all who attempt to cross it. Unfathomable creatures whisper from the depths, sirens lure sailors to their deaths, and then there’s the Kraken… Will any of our brave crew make it home to tell the tale? Travel through a stunning seascape filled with creature features, acro, dance, and circus arts as the cast of Revelers Aerial Works takes you on an aerial adventure on the high seas. Be thrilled by this unique production, featuring classic circus arts, never before seen apparatuses, and high flying acts. Hult Center,

May 24
Spring Marketplace
| Have lunch and browse locally crafted handmade goods in this one-stop shopping destination for spring décor and gifts, such as birdhouses, garden art, collectibles, home decor, plants, gourmet treats, and more. There are vendor and volunteer opportunities available. Bob Keefer Center,

May 24 & 25
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,

May 24
Lane United FC
| Lane United FC is a pre-professional soccer team based in Eugene, Oregon. LUFC plays in the Northwest Division of USL League Two (formerly PDL), the highest level of amateur soccer in North America. Watch them take on Football Club Olympia in this home game. Civic Park,

May 24
Night at the Raptor Center
| Join Cascades Raptor Center after hours for this fan-favorite event series. Tour the center after hours and meet raptors out on the glove while enjoying wine, beer, cheese, and charcuterie. This event fills up quickly, so register today! Cascades Raptor Center,

May 24
Asian Night Market
| Celebrate the cultural diversity and influence of night markets that exist all throughout Asia right here in downtown Eugene. In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, the Asian Night Market offers a colorful evening of cultural performances, savory and sweet Asian street foods, youth activities, and an artisan’s marketplace. Bring your family and friends for a fun Friday evening out at the downtown east park block. The show schedule is listed on the Asian Council website. Downtown Eugene,

May 24 – June 2
“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
| Step inside the world of pure imagination! Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” makes its Springfield premiere at Pegasus Playhouse from May 24 through June 2. Wonka’s marvelous, mysterious factory is opening its gates to a lucky few including young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life- changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination. Get ready for Oompa- Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper! Pegasus Playhouse,

May 25 – 26
Memorial Day Regatta
| Sailing season begins in the southern Willamette Valley with the annual Memorial Day Regatta hosted by Eugene Yacht Club. Sailors from all over the Northwest convene at Fern Ridge Reservoir to unfurl sails and be carried by the winds into a new summer season. And enjoy some delicious Hawaiian BBQ and live music. Register to sail. Eugene Yacht Club,

May 25
ART4ALL – Art at the Park
| The ART4ALL at Alton Baker Park is a community art picnic, free of charge and open to all ages, where you not only can see professional artists at work, but where you also can create your own art alongside them in a relaxed and fun-filled atmosphere. You will have a wide range of mediums including block printing, pine needle basketry, landscape painting, clay (wheel and hand-building), portraiture, and more. Bring your inner artist to life! 1-4 pm, Alton Baker Park & Riverfront Park, Start at Alton Baker Park and cross the DeFazio foot bridge to Riverfront Park. Or vice versa,

May 25
Eugene Scottish Festival
| The Eugene Scottish Festival is an annual cultural event. It is a celebration of Scottish heritage and culture, featuring a variety of traditional music, dance, food, and athletic demonstrations. There will be demonstrations of the Highland Games throwing events, impressive sheepdog herding, horse-drawn wagon rides for the kids, and a dog parade your dog can join in on. Irving Grange,

May 25
Prefontaine Classic
| The Prefontaine Classic, a premiere track and field meet and the only stop in North America on the prestigious World Athletics Tour, will return to Hayward Field in Eugene. Named for the legendary runner Steve Prefontaine, the event showcases some of the greatest athletes in the world, all of whom must be ranked in the Top 50 in the world to be eligible to compete. Hayward Field at the University of Oregon is an elite, world-class facility for athletes and fans alike. Hayward Field,

May 25
Scott Austin
| 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,

May 26
Eugene Tea Festival
| The Eugene Tea Festival is back for the second year. The tea festival will include free tea tastings from +45 different tea brands, food carts, and a vibrant marketplace chock full of teas, teaware, and art. Inclusive admission, attend for free and support the festival, with a $10 commemorative cup. Register in advance for early access to workshops. Farmers Market Pavillion,

May 26
Miles Davis Birthday Bash
| Miles Davis (May 26, 1926-Sep 28, 1991) accomplished something very difficult: he was both popular with the public and innovative as an artist. He not only recorded a legendary 5X-platinum record (Kind of Blue), but also was arguably the most-influential small-group jazz bandleader of his time. Davis exerted influence both through his own artistic vision and through the vision of the talented musicians he chose for his bands. For this matinee show, Carl Woideck and friends will revisit Davis classics from the 1940s through the 1960s such as “So What,” “Boplicity,” “Nefertiti,” “Tune Up,” and much more. The Shedd,

Through May 26
Emeralds Baseball
| The Eugene Emeralds Minor League Baseball team will play six games against the Spokane Indians. Watch the action unfold at beautiful PK Park! The Ems have been a beloved local team since the 50s and host fun theme nights at every game. PK Park,

May 27
Memorial Day at the Eugene Masonic Cemetery
| Tour the Eugene Masonic Cemetery on your own to honor the resting place of United States veterans this Memorial Day weekend. The trails will be groomed and there will be US flags placed to honor veterans. Eugene Masonic Cemetery,

May 27 – June 29
| Don Dexter Gallery hosts emerging Indigenous artists in this collection of paintings, prints, woodwork, and beadwork from Jessica Doe, Sue Gallego, Nick Labonte, Christy Long ᎦᎸᎶᎢ ‘Galvloi’, Rayne Pelham, and Leo White Horse; with an original painting by Ka’ila Farrell-Smith. On view through June 29. Don Dexter Gallery,