By Eugene Magazine

It’s track and field time with events and a Hall of Fame induction ceremony. It’s also the time for classic car shows and cruises in Junction City, and 92-mile bike rides in Cottage Grove. What will you choose to do? 

May 30
Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0
| In Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0, Chris and Martin take to the stage to activate new Creature Powers and go “off to the creature rescue!” With some help from Aviva and the rest of the Wild Kratts team, who will be animated and on screen at the Tortuga HQ, the brothers confront a comic villain and once again save the day, sharing fascinating tidbits about some of the world’s most amazing creatures along the way.

May 30
Jeffrey Foucault
| Jeffrey Foucault mines the darker seams of American music to create a haunting and visceral collision of rock, country, folk, and blues. In two decades on the road across the United States and Europe, he’s released a string of critically acclaimed albums showcasing a tersely elegant brand of songwriting, moving seamlessly between full-throated rock ’n’ roll and plaintive, intimate solo pieces to inhabit the borderlands of heartbreak and memory. The Shedd,

May 30
“Pines of Rome”
| The UO Symphony plays one of Ottorino Respighi’s most frequently performed works, “Pines of Rome” which celebrates the centuries-old trees that have been witness to the events of Roman history from the glory days of the Empire through the 20th century. Depicting four scenes in four movements, the vivid and colorful orchestration showcases a composer who looked ahead, as much as he found influence from the past. Hult Center,

May 31
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 the Tacoma Galaxy in this home game. Civic Park,

May 31
The 1888 Society Speakers Series: Dr. Deana Dartt
| In recognition of National Preservation Month in May, Shelton McMurphey Johnson House is announcing a new way to engage with history in Eugene with the creation of their new 1888 Society. The kick off event for the 1888 Society will be a luncheon at the Shedd Institute featuring Dr. Deana Dartt. Tickets include lunch and the presentation. Dr. Dartt will speak on the topic of celebrating Indigenous culture through historic preservation. The Shedd,

May 31 and June 1
Function 4 Junction
| Take a step back in time as hot rods and classic cars take over Junction City. On Friday night, vehicles cruise downtown. On Saturday, begin the day with a great Show ‘n Shine that is open to all makes and models of vehicles in downtown Junction City at the blocks surrounding U.S. Bank. Saturday night there will be a classics-only cruise for cars from 1974 and earlier. Also enjoy raffles with great prizes, food booths, bingo, face painting, and much more.

May 31 and June 1
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,

Through May 31
| CMA2, an international community of mosaic artists, presents its juried 2024 members’ exhibition, featuring 38 mosaic artists from 13 states and 3 countries. New Zone Gallery,

May 31 & June 2
“Hansel and Gretel”
| Eugene Opera presents “Hansel and Gretel,” a cherished tale from the Brothers Grimm. Sung in English, this 70-minute production features Humperdinck’s evocative score, adapted for chamber orchestra, with operatic favorites including the “Evening Prayer” and the “Witch’s Ride.” This is a perfect introduction to opera for all ages. Wildish Theater,

June 1
Oregon Gran Fondo
| In Cottage Grove just 20 minutes south of Eugene, the 2024 Oregon Gran Fondo will celebrate its 12th anniversary. This big day will bring together cyclists of all skill levels and backgrounds to celebrate the biking community and bike 92, 71, or 68 miles on mixed surfaces. Cottage Grove,

June 1 & 2
Siri Vik’s Sixteen By Sondheim
| In “Sixteen by Sondheim,” Siri Vik and company explore composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s life, his creative process and the personal impact of his music, through songs from 16 of his shows from throughout his almost 50-year career. The Shedd,

June 2
10×10: Leslie Mendelson | Discover your new favorite artist during the 10×10 Series, which features performances by talented artists from varying genres. Each show is only $10! Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Leslie Mendelson evokes “1970s songwriter influences in the vein of Carole King and Carly Simon.” Hult Center,

June 2
Birding Walking Tour In Hendricks Park |
Join longtime birders and avian educators Donna Albino and Mieko Aoki for this early morning park stroll. Learn bird identification through observation of field markings, behavior, and listening to songs and calls. Hear stories and lore about local birds, too. Hendricks Park,

June 2
2024 Collegiate Track & Field/Cross Country Athlete Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
| Coach, Olympic medalist, University of Oregon alum, and Oregon native Bill Dellinger will be among this year’s class of inductees. The lobby will open at 4:00 p.m. with the red carpet walk beginning at 4:30 p.m. Hult Center,

June 2
Cat Lounge Knitting Group
| Join in a knitting group hosted at a cat lounge — a comfortable space provided to spend time with cats. Enjoy kitty cuddles and progress on your knitting projects with fellow cat-appreciators and knitters. Reservations are recommended but drop-ins welcome. Onsite are beverages for purchase and cat-themed gifts. Eugene Springfield Cat Lounge,

Through 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,

June 5-8
NCAA D1 Men’s And Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships
| The National Collegiate Athletic Association presents this spectacular, celebrated track and field championship competition that promises to draw in crowds of fans across the nation and beyond. Hayward Field,

Through 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,