By Eugene Magazine

It’s Thanksgiving weekend! And although it may be frozen, there are many ways to locally and virtual celebrate and feel connected. So shop, drink, eat, and enjoy local with these events from around Lane County.

Please attend responsibly and follow all proper safety precautions.

BlackBeer Friday

PublicHouse is renaming the day after Thanksgiving to celebrate dark beers like stouts and porters, all available for curbside pickup and delivery!

Friday | 11:30 am | PublicHouse, 418 A St., Springfield | Free admission |

Photo by Daniel Watson on Unsplash

Sprout Holiday Expo

Shop gifts made by Lane County’s young entrepreneurs! Sprout has taken their annual Children’s Business Expo online this year and it’s opening this Friday!

Friday through Dec. 18 | Virtual | Free admission |

American Christmas Carol: A Ballet Movie

This Saturday, Ballet Fantastique is releasing American Christmas Carol: A Ballet Movie, a reimagining of the holiday classic by BFan choreographer-produces Donna Marisa and Hannah Bontrager, filmed all around Oregon. Don’t miss this unique experience!

Saturday | 5 pm | Virtual | $35 |

Small Business Saturday

Shop small, shop local, and support our community this Saturday. Especially this year, it’s important to support our county’s business owners by purchasing your needs for this season at local retailers. #LoveLaneBiz

Saturday | All day | At locally owned retailers across Lane County

Symphony Soundwaves

Join the Eugene Symphony for a video presentation of The Color of Sound, a concert performed in April 2019 featuring performances of two works by Scriabin, interviews with Harmonic Laboratory, and work by digital media artists that accompanied the performance.

Sunday | 3 pm | Virtual | Free |



The Emporium

Every Wednesday and Thursday through Christmas Eve, shop local makers, bakers, and artists for your holiday gifts and goodies at The Emporium, in Veneta.

Wednesdays and Thursdays | 12 pm | The Emporium, 88170 Territorial Hwy., Veneta | Free admission |

Artwork by Andrea Daly

Galleria at the Smith Marketplace

The Galleria at the Smith, Eugene’s newest artist marketplace, gives us all the chance to peruse artists’ works, which cover all mediums from ceramics to fiber arts to jewelry, and much more. They will be open every weekend through the end of the year.

Saturday and Sunday | 12 pm | The Galleria at the Smith, 768 E 13th Ave. |

YMCA ESCAPE 2020 Triathlon

Now until December, finish 2020 strong with Eugene Family YMCA’s ESCAPE 2020 end-of-the-year triathlon. Through the next few months and at your own pace, you will need to swim 2.5 miles, run/work the cardio machines for 26.2 miles, and bike 112 miles. Register on their website.

Now until Dec. 31 | Virtual and at Eugene Family YMCA, 2055 Patterson St. | $40 |

Paintings from Château Orquevaux

The Karin Clarke Gallery is displaying paintings from Château Orquevaux, a collection of oil paintings by owner Karin Clarke, inspired by an artist residency she did in the French countryside in 2019. The twenty-seven pieces capture the green landscapes and buildings of the region she visited.

Closes this Saturday | Wednesdays-Friday, 12 pm-5:30 pm; Saturdays, 10 am-4 pm | Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St. |

Photo by Eugene Saturday Market, featuring The Flaming Pearl

Eugene Saturday Market

Shop local artisans, see live music, and pick up lunch from one of the many food carts at the Eugene Saturday Market. See website for safety guidelines and this week’s booths.

Saturday | 10 am | 8th Ave. and Oak St. | Free admission |

Photo by Shelley Pauls on Unsplash

Lane County Farmers Market

Stock up on your week’s groceries at the Eugene Saturday Market. Shop local produce, meat, and baked goods. See website for safety guidelines and current vendors.

Saturday | 9 am | 8th Ave. and Oak St. | Free admission |

Casablanca Jazz and Supper Club

Pfeiffer Winery is feeding the nostalgia for the jazz age with a weekly dinner, jazz performance, and perfectly paired wine, every Saturday through mid-December. Join them in black tie to cocktail attire. This week: Sheild Bistro Moroccan Menu, Gus Russell Trio feat. Laurie Hammond

Saturdays through Dec. 19 | 5:30 pm | Pfeiffer Winery, 25040 Jaeg Rd., Junction City | $10-$15 | Reservations required |

Equality & Nothing Less: 100 years of the League of Women Voters

Through the end of this year, the Lane County Historical Museum is hosting an exhibit dedicated to the history of the League of Women Voters, celebrating 100 years since women were granted the right to vote.

Tuesdays-Saturdays | 10 am | Lane County Historical Museum, 740 W 13th Ave. | $1-$5 |