By Eugene Magazine

It’s time for plays, musicals, and comedy! And ballet, chamber music, and harvest dinners! Hear Lewis Black at the Hult Center, hear the story of fictional rock band the Angry Inch (fun for Halloween!), or find the killer on the Orient Express. Hear Chamber Music Amici’s season opening concert, see “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” as presented by Ballet Fantastique, or eat and drink the season’s bounty. And that’s just a small part of what you can do this week.

October 20
Lewis Black: Off The Rails
| Lewis Black, known as the King of Rant, uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger pointing to skewer anyone and anything that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life, with topics that include current events, social media, politics and anything that exposes the hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world. Hult Center, hultcenter.org

October 21 – November 6
OCT’s “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” 
| Hailed as one of Off-Broadway’s most original rock musicals and winner of multiple Tony Awards, “Hedwig And The Angry Inch” hits the stage at Oregon Contemporary Theatre this fall. octheatre.org

October 21
Pfeiffer Winery Harvest Dinner
| Pfeiffer’s Harvest Dinner will take place in the Grand Fireplace Pavilion at Pfeiffer Winery. The menu includes the best farm fresh ingredients of the season along with entertainment by Timothy Patrick. Junction City, shop.pfeifferwinery.com

October 21
Falling Sky Cheers To The Land Dinner
| Join Falling Sky for a night of delicious food paired with delicious beer. This is an Oregon Agricultural Trust fundraising event sponsored by Falling Sky, which will be releasing a special beer for this event. fallingskybrewing.com

October 20 – 22, and October 31
Ghostly Golf
| Gather your favorite fearsome foursome for 18 holes of glow-in-the-dark magic at Camp Putt! willamalane.org/halloween 

October 20 – 23
Ballet Fantastique’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” | 
BFan has a wickedly funny original dance theater adaptation of Washington Irving’s classic 1820 tale of superstition and rivalry. Would-be hero Ichabod Crane confronts his desires, fears, and —  of course — the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow — all in pursuit of his love, Katrina. balletfantastique.org

October 23 & 24
Chamber Music Amici’s “All That Baroque”
| Founded in 2008, Chamber Music Amici is a resident company of four accomplished classical musicians. This is their season opening concert and will include Jean-Philippe Rameau’s “Cantata L’Impatience,” JS Bach’s “Liebster Jesu, mein Verlanger,” Vivaldi’s “In furore iustissime irae,” Telemann’s “Trio Sonata in G Minor, TWV 42: g5,” JC Bach’s “Quintet in D Major.”  Come early for a pre-concert Talk by Dr. Terry McQuilkin. Single Ticket Purchase: chambertickes.com | Season Subscriptions: chambermusicamici.org 

Through October 22
The Edge of the Ocean | 
Karin Clarke Gallery’s newest exhibit is a celebration of the Oregon coast. The exhibit will present coastal works from three of this area’s greatest artists: Mark Clarke, Nelson Sandgren, and Craig Spilman. karinclarkegallery.com

October 26
Will Hoge | 
Will Hoge is a mainstay of 21st century rock & roll, carrying the torch for a blue-collar sound rooted in ringing Telecaster guitars and anthemic songwriting. He makes music for roadhouses and rallies, for car stereos and dive-bar jukeboxes, for Saturday night hell-raising and Sunday morning comedowns. hultcenter.org

Ongoing
JSMA Virtual Tours & “A Minute Exhibit” | 
Explore 13 JSMA exhibitions from your home in a series titled “A Minute Exhibit.” jsma.uoregon.edu/minuteexhibit

Through October 30
Thistledown Farms Pumpkin Patch
| Enjoy horse-drawn rides to the pumpkin patch Saturday and Sunday, and tractor rides Wednesday through Friday. thistledownfarm.net

Through October 30
2022 Colonial Harvest Days & Corn Maze
| Celebrate the harvest season with a unique fall experience on a family farm. Explore the farm and enjoy a family friendly corn maze. New this year is a yurt for rent so you can stay onsite. Recurring daily. Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm, northernlightschristmastreefarm.com

Through October 30
“Murder on the Orient Express”
| Very Little Theatre is presenting a new adaptation of the beloved classic novel by Agatha Christie: Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer — in case they decide to strike again. thevlt.com

Through November 4
Maude Kerns Art Center Presents Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Exhibit
| The Maude Kerns Art Center celebrates the 29th annual Día de los Muertos Exhibit with artwork, community altars, and a special Day of the Dead Gift Shop. The exhibit opens on October 14 and is on display through November 4. A Fiesta Reception on October 28 will provide entertainment, including a performance by community group El Taller de Son Jarocho, Day of the Dead family art activities, and refreshments. mkartcenter.org

Through November 26
Art in the Time of Enlightened Rule: Woodblock Prints From the Meiji Era (1868-1912)
| The Meiji Era (1868-1912) marked the transition of Japan from an isolated feudal society to a modern, industrialized nation and an emergent great power influenced by Western ideas. Some of the most noted artists include Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892), Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) and Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912), and White Lotus is delighted to showcase their depictions of this era of Enlightened Rule. wlotus.com