By Eugene Magazine

It’s no surprise that Halloween and fall-related fun continues this week. Get your costumes ready for the Spooky Spectacular at the Y, Maude Kerns’s Day of the Dead exhibits, Eugene Science Center’s open house, and Willamalane’s Haunted Lagoon swim and Carnival. The Shedd explores American roots music, and Eugene Symphony debuts a Pacific Northwest clarinet premiere.

October 27
Eugene Symphony: “Scheherezade”
| Bask in the lavish sounds of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherezade,” which depicts various tales from the celebrated poetic epic “1,001 Arabian Nights.” Attendees will also hear the Pacific Northwest premiere of “The Fretless Clarinet”, a new klezmer-inspired concerto co-written by clarinet virtuoso David Krakauer and his partner Kathleen Tagg. Hult Center, eugenesymphony.org

Oct 28, 29, and 30
“Haunted Lagoon
| Ghosts, goblins, and other creatures will join Willamalane for this spooky swim! Come dressed as your favorite scary creature, princess, or superhero and enjoy a fun trick-or-treat outing before changing and taking a dip in the “lagoon.” Willamalane Park Swim Center, willamalane.org/halloween

Oct 28, 29, and 30
“I’ll Fly Away”
| Lynnea Barry wanted to go deeper into the origins of American country and folk music, and she has here with this tribute to Thomas A. Dorsey, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Carter Family, and many more singer-songwriters that shaped the various genres of American music. theshedd.org

October 30
Halloween Carnival | 
Join Willamalane for an afternoon of Spooktacular fun at Halloween Carnival. Carnival games, crafts, and lots of candy will all be a part of this indoor family-friendly event. $5 per child, adults are free. Bob Keefer Center, willamalane.org/halloween

October 30
Eugene Science Center Halloween Open House | 
Enjoy a day of free admission during the Eugene Science Center’s Halloween Open House, with free access to the Exhibit Hall and Planetarium shows. Team Duckling (UO Child Development Researchers) will host a table of fun activities and demos in the Community Room. Eugene Science Center, eugenesciencecenter.org

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

October 31
Spooky Spectacular Halloween Party
| You’re Invited to the Y’s Spooky Spectacular Halloween Party, a free event for everyone. Costumes are highly encouraged! Enjoy trunk-or-treating in the parking lot. The Tennis Center will host an inflatable (perhaps haunted?!) bounce house and other inflatable party games. Kids can make ghoulish crafts, pose for their Halloween portrait and dance to the Monster Mash! No need to register. Families must accompany their children.Eugene Family YMCA, eugeneymca.org

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

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 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.
Oregon Contemporary Theatre
194 West Broadway
https://www.octheatre.org/hedwig 

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

Through December 18
“Many Wests” — The American West with the Smithsonian American Art Museum
| This exhibition presents an opportunity to examine previous misconceptions, question racist clichés, and highlight the multiple communities and histories that continue to form this iconic region of the United States. The exhibition is organized jointly by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and four nationally accredited art museums located in some of the fastest growing cities and states in the western region of the United States. Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, jsma.uoregon.edu

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