By Eugene Magazine

May 6

YMCA at the Ems

Join the YMCA at the Ems game on Friday, May 6 at 7:35 p.m. and help build the new Y! At the game, stop by the Y’s table on the concourse to play games, enter a raffle for a free lifetime membership, and learn more about the new Y project. Plus, the first 1,000 attendees will receive a free Y sticker! You can also make a direct donation to the new Y project at

PK Park


May 6

Save the Urban Farm Fest

Celebrate the UO’s Urban Farm with an evening of live music, food, and activities featuring farm history, testimonials, and information about the proposed impacts of Phase II of the Knight Campus expansion. Students, faculty, and community members are all welcome. The first 100 visitors will receive free t-shirts. Enjoy live music featuring Foraging and Mommy.

Urban Farm

5:30 pm


May 6

First Friday Art Walk

Visit numerous galleries and art venues from 5:30-8pm and enjoy special events like #instaballet, Bailamos Latin Dance Network, and eight-member marimba band Jenaguru. Pick up your guide in Kesey Square or on the Lane Arts Council website. 

5:30-8pm in Downtown Eugene


May 7

Electric Vehicle Show and Sustainability Event

The Electric Vehicle Show and Sustainability Event is the place to learn about sustainability, green technology, and electric vehicles through fun activities and hands-on programs. The Emerald Valley Electric Vehicle Association will be on hand to teach people about owning an EV and financial incentives to purchase one. EV maker Arcimoto is the Gold Sponsor and Arcimoto is offering free test drive opportunities at the show. 

Eugene Science Center


May 8 

Eugene Concert Choir: Brahms Requiem

Johannes Brahms composed “Ein Deutsches Requiem” (“A German Requiem”) in the language of his people, rather than in the traditional liturgical Latin text because he wanted the people to understand and deeply relate to the words. He considered naming it “A Human Requiem,” as it speaks to all people of all faiths about the preciousness of our mortal existence. The soaring melodies and lush harmonies have made this extraordinary masterwork one of the most beloved and enduring choral expressions of the comfort of all time. Artistic Director and Conductor Dr. Diane Retallack will perform this beautiful memorial work by invitation at Carnegie Hall on June 20, 2022.

Hult Center


May 8 and May 9

Alice Blankenship

Microphilharmonic’s Alice Blankenship and her colleagues offer up another historically informed performance of music from the Italian Baroque. From the earliest sonata ever published for the violin by Giovanni Paolo Cima (1570-1630), to the cherished Concerti Opus 11 of Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), this musical journey will highlight the tender, the elegant, the poignant, and the wonderfully virtuosic music of Italy in the 17th and 18th centuries. This concert will feature and honor Marc Vanscheeuwijck on baroque cello and Julia Brown on organ and harpsichord. Marc is retiring soon from the University of Oregon after a stellar career teaching and mentoring hundreds of students and colleagues at the School of Music.

The Shedd Institute


May 10 


Since the release of their gold-certified breakthrough album, 2016’s A/B, Icelandic rock band KALEO — led by frontman/songwriter JJ Julius Son — has taken their music around the world. The album spawned three hit singles – the Grammy-nominated “No Good,” the gold-selling “All The Pretty Girls,” and the chart-topping, 2x Platinum-certified “Way Down We Go,” which was used in more than two dozen television shows from Grey’s Anatomy to Riverdale, leading the No. 1 single to top The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart.

McDonald Theatre


Every Sunday

Whiteaker Community Market 

Every Sunday from May through September join local makers and farmers at the Whiteaker Community Market. Most of the vendors are new to their business and your support helps them grow, plus you can buy something that pretty much no one else will have! Vendors sell many things, including jewelry, clothing, screen-printed items, and many other hand-made goods. 

4th and Blair


May 11-15 

19th Edition of The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival

Lane County’s longest-running film festival, The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival, opens its 19th annual edition on May 11. The five-day event offers film screenings and will also feature expert speakers, a guided tour, TAC Conference on Cultural Heritage Media, and a Saturday social gathering, and will conclude with an awards reception on May 15 at the WOW Hall. The team accepted 77 film entries from 21 countries for their 19th season, with the 19 films in the competition covering a variety of fascinating subjects from around the globe. For a complete list of films, presentations, activities, and other festival information, please visit the website.   

Archaeology Channel


Through May 13

The Feature Film “Maxie”

Director and scriptwriter Jarrett Bryant’s feature film “Maxie” was shot in Eugene/Springfield during the height of the pandemic in 2020. The film was on the festival circuit most of 2021, garnering 8 Best Feature Film Awards, 5 Best Actor/Actress Awards and Best Screenplay, Best 1st Time Director, and a few other smaller distinctions. Bryant released the movie on April 29 at the Broadway Metro in Downtown Eugene and the film will play there through May 13. The movie is gritty . . . it’s about two drug-addicted and homeless teens who attempt to rehab on their own and then realize they need help . . . but it features a lot of local talent, including Miles Dixon, a Churchill High School graduate, who plays the title role, and Malakhai Schnell, a South Eugene High School graduate who studied acting at LCC.