Now that we’re fully past Halloween, the holiday season is upon us. Start celebrating the season with a wreath making workshop, the opening of the Saturday Market Holiday Market, and the first weekend of the Train to Christmas Town, among other great events.
Chocolate Compassion for Badass Boss Babes
Explore self-kindness with Elizabeth Suzanne Shapiro, LCSW, while drinking heart-activating cacao. She’ll teach about the three foundational pillars of self-compassion through meditation, mindful movement, and a loving kindness practice. Register on the website.
Thursday | 5:30 pm | Rites of the Heart, 1840 Willamette St. | $15 | eventbrite.com
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Join the McKenzie River Trust for viewings of a selection of films from the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Thursday. Ten short films will be screened, including Tenkara Kid, Carving Landscapes, Bring Them Home, and Carpe Diem, among others.
Thursday | 7 pm | McDonald Theatre, 1010 Willamette St. | $20 | wildandscenicfilmfestival.org
The Eugene Symphony will be performing Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos in G Minor, Jessie Montgomery’s Records from a Vanishing City, and Mozart’s Requiem (Robert Levin Completion)on Thursday. Francesco Lecce-Chong will conduct, with Anne Ridlington and Eric Alterman on cellos, and the Symphony Chorus accompanying.
Thursday | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $33-$70.75 | eugenesymphony.org
Mr. Tom’s Magical Moombah: The Rain Show!
Mr. Tom is bringing the Magical Moombah back to the Shedd, with The Rain Show, starting this Friday. Bring your kids to sing and dance along to songs, contests, jokes, and lots of other fun.
Friday, 10:15 am; Saturday, 10 am and 1 pm | The Shedd, 285 E Broadway | $5 | theshedd.org
Saturday Market Holiday Market
The annual Saturday Market Holiday Market is opening on November 16, kicking off six weekends of holiday shopping. Throughout the opening weekend, participate in the “I Spy Elves!” hunt. Vendors will be making and displaying unique elves to be spotted and marked on your elf spotter card. Be one of the first 250 people to find six and you will receive a hand-colored wooden ornament. Find 12 elves and you’ll be entered to win $25 in Holiday Market gift certificates.
Saturday and Sunday | 10 am | Lane Events Center, 796 W 13thAve. | Free admission | holidaymarket.org
The Tony-award winning musical Bandstand is coming to the Hult Center. It’s 1945 and Private First Class Donny Novitski is trying to find his way post-war through music.
Saturday, 2 pm and 8 pm; Sunday, 1 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $38-$105.50 | hultcenter.org
Train to Christmas Town
The Train to Christmas Town will be pulling out of the Mt. Hood Railroad station for the first time this season on Saturday, bringing the tastes of the holidays and a unique experience based on a children’s book of the same name. Make your reservations on their website.
Saturday through December 29 | All day | Mt. Hood Railroad, 110 Railroad St., Hood River | $47-$67 | mthoodrr.com
Sugar Skull! A Dia de los Muertos Musical Adventure
Sugar Skull! A Dia de Los Muertos Musical Adventure is coming to the Hult Center. The musical tells the tale of Vita, a young girl who doesn’t understand why her family would want to celebrate the dead, until a sugar skull comes to life on her abuelita’s cemetery ofrenda. Performed by Mexico Beyond Mariachi.
Sunday | 11 am and 3 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $25-$28.50 | hultcenter.org
Festive Fall/Winter Wreath Making Workshop
Join the OSLP Arts and Culture Program for an afternoon dedicated to fall and winter wreath making. Create a wreath with silk flowers, faux foliage, and other supplies that will last through the holidays with instructor Indrani Hawkins. Register on their website.
Sunday | 1 pm | OSLP Arts and Culture Program Gallery, 309 W 4th Ave., Ste. 100 | $25-$35 | artsandcultureeugene.org
Next week: Love Heals All Wounds
Next Thursday, the Hult Center is hosting Love Heals All Wounds, a dance performance that focuses on issues of climate change, mass incarceration, immigration, and other social issues. The show is co-created and directed by Jon Boogz and Lil Buck from Movement Art Is, as well as the spoken word stylings of Robin Sanders.
November 21 | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $25-$67 | hultcenter.org