It’s Halloween weekend! There are plenty of ways to celebrate, costumed or not. The rest of the weekend, enjoy other events going on around town.
Where to celebrate Halloween:
Colonial Harvest Days and Corn Maze | Ends Thursday | 10 am | Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm, 36777 Wheeler Rd., Pleasant Hill | $7.50-$35 | northernlightschristmastreefarm.com
Trick or Treating at Springfield City Hall | Thursday | 3:30 pm | Springfield City Hall, 225 5th St., Springfield | facebook.com/events/city-of-springfield-oregon-government
Halloween Celebration | Thursday | 5 pm | Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation, 250 S 32ndSt., Springfield | $3 | willamalane.org
Halloween Costume Party| Thursday | 6 pm | Venue 252, 252 Lawrence St. | $10 | eventbrite.com
Scare-CROW “Freak Show” Haunted Maze | Thursday | 6 pm | CROW Center for the Performing Arts, 3120 Hwy. 101, Florence | $6 | crowkids.com
Harvest Time at Camp Harlow | Thursday | 6 pm | Camp Harlow, 3850 County Farm Rd. | Free | campharlow.com
The Haunted Market | Thursday | 6 pm | 5thStreet Market, 296 E 5thAve. | Free | 5stmarket.com
Strangest Things Haunted Farm | Thursday | 7:30 pm | Johnson Farm, 89733 Armitage Rd. | $18 | Free | facebook.com
WildCraft Halloween Celebration | Thursday | 8 pm | WildCraft Cider Works, 232 Lincoln St. | $10-$12 | 21+ | wildcraftciderworks.com
Flamingoween at Sessions Music Hall | Thursday | 9 pm | Sessions Music Hall, 44 E 7th Ave. | $10 | sessionsmusichall.com
Break Out of Time Escape Rooms | Thursday and Friday | 2 pm | Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette St. | $8-$12 | smjhouse.org
Nova Health Grand Opening
Nova Health is celebrating the grand opening of its rebranding from Eugene Urgent Care with 100 free flu shots on Thursday. Stop by for a clinic tour and to learn more about the services they offer.
Thursday | 10 am | Nova Urgent Care – Thurston, 5781 Main St., Springfield | Free | facebook.com
Artist Talk: Fernando Angel Soto Vidal
Maude Kerns is hosting an artist talk with photographer Fernando Angel Soto Vidal on Thursday, complementing his eight pieces in their current Dia de los Muertos exhibit. He will speak on “Day of the Dead: Expressions of Popular Culture in Morelos, Mexico, especially in Coatetelco.”
Thursday | 12 pm | Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E 15th Ave. | facebook.com/events/maude-kerns-art-center
ArtChics Art Sale and Benefit
The ArtChics are hosting their 15th annual Art Sale to benefit the OSLP Arts and Culture Program. Join them as they sell handmade products such as jewelry, paintings, mixed media pieces, art dolls, felt creations, greeting cards, ceramics, and more.
Friday, 4 pm; Saturday, 11 am | The Lincoln Gallery, 309 W 4th Ave., #100 | Free admission | facebook.com/events/oslp-arts-culture
First Friday ArtWalk
Toni Pimble, artistic director of Eugene Ballet, will be hosting this month’s First Friday ArtWalk, which will start with a Dia de los Muertos Calaveras exhibit at Sparrow Studios. The guided tour will then continue to a showing of wreaths at Passionflower Design, works by Matt Dey at InEugene Real Estate, and this year’s “Small Works Show” at Oregon Art Supply.
Friday | 5:30 pm | Starting at Sparrow Studios, 136 E Broadway | Free | lanearts.org/first-friday-artwalk
The Octet: Jazz Concert
As part of the First Friday activities, the Eugene Public Library is hosting a performance by eight of Eugene’s finest jazz musicians, who will be playing favorites from the Great American Songbook.
Friday | 6 pm | Eugene Public Library, 100 W 10th Ave. | Free | eugene-or.gov
Indie Game Con
The Indie Game Con brings together creator-owned games and mainstream audiences to promote independently made games. There will be dozens of games by local creators, an artist alley, vendor booths, workshops, and panels.
Saturday and Sunday | 10 am | Lane Events Center, 796 W 13th Ave. | $6-$25 | indiegamecon.com
Eugene Symphony: Star Wars
The Eugene Symphony is performing the second chapter of the Star Wars saga live as The Empire Strikes Back plays in the background. Norman Huynh will conduct.
Saturday | 7 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $68-$107.75 | eugenesymphony.org
Glow Variety Show 2019: A benefit event for the Trauma Healing Project
The Glow Variety Show combines multicultural music, dance, and acrobatics, curated and choreographed by Anna Miller, Glow’s Artistic Director. All proceeds will help the Trauma Healing Project, which provides low/no coast healing services to local survivors of violence, abuse, and other trauma.
Saturday | 7 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $28-$31.75 | hultcenter.org
Choose Kindness Celebration
The Shedd is hosting the Choose Kindness Celebration, an event for FOOD for Lane County. There will be presentations by Tom Tait—former Mayor of Anaheim, California, and leader of the Cities of Kindness Movement—and Lucy Vinis, Eugene Major, as well as breakout sessions.
Sunday | 2 pm | The Shedd, 868 High St. | Free | foodforlanecounty.org
Next week: Techstars Startup Weekend Eugene
Local entrepreneurs will participate in a weekend dedicated to transforming their startup ideas into full-fledged companies. Friday will see the participants pitching their new product or business ideas. Attendees will then vote and join the top-voted team of their choice. Teams will then receive coaching and mentoring, with full presentations at the end of the weekend.
November 8-10 | All day | The Barrow, 120 Shelton McMurphey Blvd. | $95 to participate, $15 to attend presentations | communities.techstars.com