By Eugene Magazine

This week enjoy the last Night Market of the season at the Lane County Farmers Market this Thursday. The Men from S.U.R.F. are the Friday night band at Saginaw Vineyard. Bring out your red light flashlights for the College Hill Reservoir Star Party. On Friday before the Saturday University of Oregon football home games, flock with other fans at the Fifth Street Public Market Alley for Rally in the Alley. Enjoy Ducks vs Beavers Volleyball this week. Themed Wine Tastings at Sundance Wine Cellars take place on Friday and Saturdays, and of course, the Saturday Market takes place each Saturday. Don your best Western garb for a reproductive rights fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. Head to Florence for the 12th Annual Florence Festival of Books. Live music is taking place at The Emporium Veneta, with Paul J. Biondi & Friends. Down to Earth is celebrating all things garlic for the 15th year in a row. Gary & Eva perform bossa nova, jazz standards, and other tunes at the Iris Vineyards Wine Bar on Main Street in Springfield. Get your run on and feel good about it at the Save the Bee 5K at Fern Ridge Reservoir.“Sweet Charity” continues at The Shedd. Garden Way Retirement Community rescheduled its Health and Wellness Fair to September 27, so head there if you want to learn about physical, mental, and financial health. The Shedd hosts Masters of Hawaiian Music, and if you don’t feel like cooking get there early for their pre-concert dinner at 6 pm.

September 21
Night Market
| The Lane County Farmers Market comes to the nighttime! Dance to live music, try out some tasty local food and drinks, shop from tons of vendors, and celebrate the end of summer. Farmers Market Pavilion,

September 22
The Men from S.U.R.F. | Join Saginaw Vineyard every Friday night for live music from local bands. Enjoy their catered dinners that vary week to week, food from the daily kitchen menu or bring your own snacks. They have a variety of wines ranging from sweet to dry, as well as a selection of beers and sodas. Saginaw Vineyard,

September 22
Star Party |
Stargaze with experienced and amateur astronomers alike atop College Hill Reservoir on the first Friday of the moon’s first quarter. Star enthusiasts bring their telescopes to share views of constellations, planets and the moon. Learn all about the heavens courtesy of the Eugene Astronomical Society with your own telescope or one of the many provided — some even invented — by members of the society. Children are welcome if they can look into the eyepiece without grabbing or touching it. This event is weather dependent. If it’s clear, the party is on. If there is cloud cover, the stargazing gathering is rescheduled or skipped. Star parties begin at dusk or 6 p.m., depending on which is later. College Hill Reservoir,

September 22
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. Other Rally’s take place on 10/20, 11/3, and 11/10. Fifth Street Public Market,

September 22
Eugene Symphony’s “Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody”
| Eugene Symphony’s 2023/24 season takes flight with a concert that showcases the virtuosity of every member of the orchestra, especially in Sergei Prokofiev’s glorious Symphony No. 5. Hult Center,

September 22
Ducks vs Beavers Volleyball
| The University of Oregon Volleyball team takes on the Oregon State University Beavers! Wear green to support the Ducks this game. Matthew Knight Arena,

September 22 & 23
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,

September  23
Buck the Bullies
| Well yee-haw! Grab a partner and join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon to raise some funds and some hell at the first annual Buck the Bullies Wild West variety show with drag, comedy, music, a raffle, games, and dancing! Get dressed in your Western best for… Buck the Bullies! 255 Madison,

September 23
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.

September 23
Florence Festival of Books
| The 12th Annual Florence Festival of Books brings authors, publishers, and book lovers from the west coast together to highlight works from the region. Starting at 11 a.m., there will be a panel discussion. Authors and publishers will hold a book fair, sharing their works and their expertise. There will also be prize drawings, workshops and chef-prepared food for purchase. Collect new titles for your fall reading list from 50+ exhibitors spanning a wide range of genres. At 4:30 pm, the keynote speaker and festival cofounder Judy Fleagle will hold her presentation. Florence Events Center,

September 23
Paul J. Biondi & Friends | Bring a friend and join a special evening filled with amazing talent! The Emporium Veneta will be doing a Southern style BBQ dinner, including adult beverages. Paul J. Biondi & Friends also includes Skip Jones and Rick Markstrom, featuring Rick’s vocal strengths and his ability to groove on the drums. All ages are welcome. The Emporium Veneta, theemporiumveneta

September 23
Garlic Fest
| Down To Earth is looking forward to their 15th annual celebration of all things garlic! Meet your farmer with Bernadette of Country Joy Farms 11 am – 1 pm in the garden department. Paul from Norpro will be in the housewares department from 11 am – 2 pm doing demonstrations with some great kitchen tools, and there will be drawings for a chance to win some excellent garlic tools! 10% off all seed garlic for one day only, while supplies last! Plus, enter for a chance to win a great Garlic Growing Gift Basket! Down to Earth,

September 23
Ducks vs Buffaloes
| The University of Oregon Ducks take on the University of Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium in Eugene. The color to wear for this game is yellow! Autzen Stadium,

September 24
Gary & Eva
| With guitar and vocals, Gary & Eva play bossa nova, jazz standards, and a variety of other tunes from Beatles to blues. In the relaxed setting at the Iris Vineyards Wine Bar on Main Street in Springfield, they’ll dig deeper into their repertoire to explore different musical moods, and also add some instrumental guitar pieces. Perfect with a glass or two of fine wine for your Sunday late afternoon. Iris Vineyards Wine Bar,

September 24
Save the Bee 5K | Join the 7th annual Save the Bee 5K at Fern Ridge Reservoir! This family-friendly event brings together bee enthusiasts to raise awareness and funds to protect Oregon’s pollinators. There will be food, prizes for top finishers in each category, kids’ activities, and more! Wear your best bee attire for a chance to win best costume. Leashed dogs are welcome. Fern Ridge Reservoir,

Through September 24
“Sweet Charity”
| Adapted for the stage from Federico Fellini’s heartbreaking yet touching 1957 romantic drama “Le notti di Cabiria” (“Nights of Cabiria”), “Sweet Charity” opened in January 1966 to smash reviews and has been a favorite of theater-goers ever since. The Shedd,

September 27
Health and Wellness Fair
| Rescheduled from August 30. From 1 to 4 pm, this event will feature several local vendors who specialize in various forms of health and wellness including physical, mental, and financial health. This is a great opportunity to get information and gain knowledge about good practices for a healthy lifestyle. Free blood pressure checks, healthy snacks, and much more. Garden Way Retirement Community, 541/343-3317

September 27
Masters of Hawaiian Music
| Come down to The Shedd as three slack key masters — George Kahumoku, Led Kaapana, and Jeff Peterson — bring Hawai‘i’s unique folk styles, with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture, to 21st century stages. Consider trying out The Shedd’s family style seated pre-concert dinner at 6 pm. The Shedd,

Through September 29
“At the Water’s Edge” 
| Catch Mark S. Anderson’s exhibition “At the Water’s Edge” before it ends on September 29. Anderson recently moved to Florence, Oregon, from Honolulu and has a respect for the raw power of water and an eye for the beauty of nature. His exhibition captures this with his monochromatic treatment; the black and white renderings allow the spirit of a place to be more fully evident. Don Dexter Gallery,

Through September 30
“The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)”
| “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)” opens the second season of Pegasus Playhouse on September 15 and runs Fridays and Saturdays through September 30. Pegasus Playhouse,

Through October 1
“What The Constitution Means To Me”
| Oregon Contemporary Theatre’s production  “What The Constitution Means To Me” opens September 15 and runs through October 1. 15-year-old Heidi earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human new play, Heidi Schreck resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives. Oregon Contemporary Theatre,

Through October 7
Exhibitions: Selections From the Gallery Collection
| White Lotus Gallery welcomes the beginning of fall with works drawn from the gallery’s collection of Japanese and Chinese art. Selected pieces include prints by renowned contemporary Japanese artists like Hamanishi Katsunori (b. 1949) and Yayanagi Go (b. 1933). White Lotus Gallery,