By Eugene Magazine

This week, we celebrate and honor our veterans. Enjoy a parade in Florence and a spaghetti feed in Walterville. Chelsea Handler brings her humor to the Hult. Florence also goes all out to commemorate the exploding whale, and this year, the newscaster who was present at the event will also be there. The Infamous Stringdusters and Atmosphere perform at the McDonald Theatre. Enjoy comedy in a rotating open mic night at WildCraft Cider Works, where you can also see a curated jazz show each week. Springfield celebrates their 2nd Friday Art Walk. Irish band Dervish returns to the Shedd, which is where you can also see Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet. Enjoy Olem Alves this Friday at Elizabeth’s Wine Lounge. There’s a Ducks football game on Saturday and that means there’s a Rally in the Alley on Friday. Enjoy themed Wine Tastings at Sundance Wine Cellars on Friday and Saturday. Down To Earth’s annual Holiday Open House takes place on Saturday, where you can enjoy activities and a 20% off storewide sale. The Hult Center hosts an excursion through iconic French music with Eugene Concert Choir and the Eugene Concert Orchestra. The Hult Center also hosts Buffalo Nichols, performing modern blues as part of their 10×10 Series in which each show is only $10. “Fiddler On The Roof” at Generations Theater Company in Junction City ends November 12. Williams’ Family Farm is hosting their monthly handcrafted market. Hear Eugene Symphony’s Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong talk about their programming at the Happy Hour in the 5th Street Market Eateries.

November 9
Chelsea Handler: The LBB Tour |
Chelsea Handler’s last tour, which sold out at the Hult Center, won her “The Comedy Act of 2021” at the People’s Choice Awards. Now, Chelsea is back with an all new tour which showcases the humor and candor that has established her as one of the most celebrated voices in entertainment and pop culture. Hult Center,

November 9
The Infamous Stringdusters
| The bluegrass ensemble The Infamous Stringdusters will perform live in concert at the McDonald Theatre with guest Chris Jacobs opening. McDonald Theatre,

November 9
Eugene Comedy Presents: Wild Ones
| Wild Ones is a curated comedy open mic every Thursday with host Seth Milstein, featuring a semi-curated list of performers. Sign-up is 7:20 – 7:40 pm. The show starts at 8 pm. All ages are welcome until 9 p.m. WildCraft Cider Works,

November 10
Downtown Springfield 2nd Friday Art Walk |
Tour downtown Springfield to see this month’s curated art exhibits. Participating businesses and storefronts in the historic district along Main Street and on nearby blocks will host live music and artist receptions. This self-guided tour is hosted by Emerald Art Center, a destination of local art exhibits and cultural displays. Visit them for tour directions (and to see their Simpsons exhibit). The stops along the tour are updated each month on their website. Downtown Springfield,

November 10
| Atmosphere will perform live in concert during the Tour de Friends tour at the McDonald Theatre with HEBL + NOFUN! opening. McDonald Theatre,

November 10
The Saturday Market
| The Saturday Market is a weekly celebration of local arts and food. Over 250 artisans sell handcrafted goods – this is the perfect place to shop for unique gifts. The Saturday Market is the oldest weekly open-air crafts festival in the U.S.

November 10
Dervish |
Dervish returns to Jaqua Concert Hall at The Shedd Institute by popular demand! County Sligo’s finest export, Dervish are one of the greatest bands ever to have come out of Ireland. 25 years in the making, a Dervish show promises to be a rousing, uplifting night, sure to drive away day-to-day cares and raise the spirits in the way that only great music can! The Shedd,

November 10
Olem Alves
| 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,

November 10
Rally in the Alley
| Calling all Duck fans! The evening before the Saturday University of Oregon football home games, flock with other fans at the 5th Street Public Market Alley. The university’s cheerleaders and pep band will help energize the crowd. There will also be vendors with Duck specials, a screen showing UO highlights, and beer courtesy of Steelhead Brewery. 5th Street Public Market,

November 10
Veterans Day Spaghetti Feed |
Celebrate veterans the day before Veteran’s Day at the Walterville Grange for an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner with garlic bread, salad and cookies. With a filled belly, enjoy the rest of your evening along the beautiful McKenzie River. Bring canned food items since the grange will be accepting donations for the Upriver Food Bank. Walterville Grange,

November 10 & 11
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,

November 11
Oregon Ducks Football
| The University of Oregon Ducks take on the University of Southern California Trojans. The color to wear for this game is black! Autzen Stadium,

November 11
Veterans Day Parade |
Celebrate Veterans Day in Florence and wave to this year’s Grand Marshall, Russ Connelley, a Second World War Veteran. Honor the veterans in your life and in the community! Check the Oregon Coast Military Museum’s website for the parade route map. Florence,

November 11 & 12
Down To Earth’s annual Holiday Open House
| Enjoy activities and a 20% off storewide sale. On Saturday, come on over for the book signing in the garden department at 10 – 11 am with Dr. Mike Amaranthus, research mycologist and author of Fry, Thrive, or Die. Also on Saturday is a tea demo with Angela of Oregon Tea Traders in the housewares department from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Down to Earth,

November 12
Exploding Whale Memorial Celebration
| The 53rd Annual Exploding Whale Memorial Celebration is a commemoration for the 1970 event where a beached sperm whale was blown up with dynamite, causing a mess and setting a lesson to not do so again. Very special guest Paul Linnman, the newscaster who was present at the event, will be in attendance for a meet and greet, toast, and autographs. Celebrate all week long from November 6 – 12 in Florence! Florence,

Ending November 12
“Fiddler On The Roof”
| The heart-warming story of the dairyman Tevye, his family, and the village of Anatevka in Czarist Russia — where faith and love inspire a generation. One of the most successful and long-running musicals of all time, including such favorite songs as “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “Tradition,” and “Sunrise Sunset.” Generations Theater Company (Junction City),

November 12
“La Fête Française” | Eugene Vocal Arts & Eugene Concert Orchestra begin their “French Party” with the fresh elegance of young prodigy Lili Boulanger’s Renouveau (Renewal) and the exquisite simplicity of “Calm Nights, Flowers and Trees” by Camille Saint-Saëns. Bask in the lusciousness of Impressionist Era Claude Debussy’s “Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orleans.” Then, let the fun commence with the “Doll Aria” from Tales of Hoffman, the fervency of Edith Piaf, and Bizet’s celebratory “Toreador Song” from Carmen. Marc Antoine Charpentier’s “Prelude” announces the culminating masterwork to the patron saint of music by Charles Gounod – the St. Cecilia Mass – like an opera in grand style masquerading as a sacred mass. This excursion through iconic French music is not to be missed. Hult Center,

November 12
Williams’ Family Farm Freedom Market |
Come and spend a day on the farm in Creswell at the Williams’ Family Farm. The Freedom Market is a monthly market that supports local farmers, artists, crafters, bakers, and other home-spun activities by providing a place for these vendors to sell, barter, or trade their wares. Homemade food, preserves, crafts, jewelry, herbal medicine and tinctures, unique clothing, organic produce, nuts, honey, candles, and fragrant soaps are just a few of the items you will find at this wholesome event. Live music will be provided by Gary’s Porch and Starry Roots. Williams’ Family Farm, Creswell,

November 13
Eugene Symphony Happy Hour
| Grab a drink and join Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong to learn about the musical works and composers featured in Eugene Symphony’s most recent performance. Plus enjoy a game of trivia for a chance to win some Symphony-themed swag and prizes! No cost to attend! Drinks and snacks are available for purchase. Come early, come late, leave early, leave late — whatever works for you. Not able to make it in person? Follow them on Instagram to watch the presentation live! 5th Street Market Eateries,

November 14
Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet
| BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet returns to The Shedd for the — what, 15th time? Can’t get enough of these guys! The Shedd has reserved some floor at the back of the main floor for dancing for this show. For the past 42 years, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. BeauSoleil’s distinctive sound derives from the distilled spirits of New Orleans jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country and bluegrass. The Shedd,

November 15
10×10 Series: Buffalo Nichols
| Nichols’ vision for the blues is of a form of music that’s intimately tied to everyday life in 2023, something that’s reflected not only in the choice of instrumentation, but in the complexities of the songwriting and the gray areas his lyrics explore. Discover your new favorite artist during the 10×10 Series, which features performances by talented artists from varying genres. Each show is only $10! Hult Center,

Through November 25
Nuno: The Language of Textiles |
Nuno, which simply means “cloth” in Japanese, is headed by world-renowned textile designer Reiko Sudo, who launched the company more than 35 years ago with textile icon Jun’ichi Arai. Nuno seamlessly networks the independent spinners, dyers, and mills that still survive in villages throughout Japan with a highly-developed communications infrastructure. Combining traditional weaving technologies with state-of-the-art materials and manufacturing technologies, the special production processes behind each and every one of Nuno’s unique designs rely heavily on the expertise of Japan’s highly skilled crafts persons and their centuries of accumulated experience. Opening reception is Saturday, October 14, 1-3 pm and the exhibit runs through November 25. White Lotus Gallery,

Through November 25
Tallmadge Doyle: Celestial Oceans
| Karin Clarke Gallery presents local painter and printmaker Tallmadge Doyle’s latest work titled Celestial Oceans. The exhibit features a series of multilayered India ink paintings on wooden panels, along with large drawings in pigment pencil and smaller-sized etchings. A reception and artist talk is Friday, October 20, 5:30-7:30pm, with Artist Talk at 6pm. The exhibit runs through November 25. Karin Clarke Gallery,

Through December 3
The Eugene Native American Arts and Crafts Market
| The Eugene Native American Arts and Crafts Market is a gathering of Native American and Indigenous artists and crafters from a diverse representation of Tribal Nations. The market’s mission is to provide a safe and supportive venue for the creativity of Native artisans who create authentic arts and crafts individually or with their families. Show your support and shop for authentic Native American beadwork, jewelry, graphic arts and clothing.⁠ The market is held on the first Sunday of every month and will be ongoing through December 3. Farmers Market Pavilion,

Through December 11
“Visions and Vessels”
| Don Dexter Gallery hosts Eastern Band Cherokee artist Christy Long ‘Galvloi’ for a limited exhibition of her carved bowls featuring Southeastern indigenous iconography through December 11. Don Dexter Gallery,

Through December 29
“A Quiet View”
| Don Dexter Gallery hosts notable Portland-based photographer and printmaker Ray Bidegain for a solo exhibition of his recent photogravure editions through December 29. Don Dexter Gallery,

Through April 2024
“Strange Weather: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation”
| The University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art presents “Strange Weather: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation,” an exhibition featuring more than 60 exceptional artworks spanning five decades, from 1970 to 2020, that have been drawn together for how they creatively call attention to the impact and history of forced migrations, industrialization, global capitalism, and trauma on humans and the contemporary landscape. This intergenerational exhibition brings some of the most influential contemporary artists together for the first time. Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art,