By Eugene Magazine

Fall is officially here and that means football and corn mazes! There are a lot of Halloween- and fall-oriented activities at the many farms in the area, so check your favorite ones for your chance to enjoy a hay ride, get some apple cider, and get lost in a haunted corn maze. If you like Shakespeare and you like improv, the Improvised Shakespeare Company show at the Hult Center is one you won’t want to miss. That’s just one Shakespeare-themed event this week — the other is “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)” by Pegasus Playhouse, which runs through September 30. Enjoy Harlan on Friday night at Elizabeth’s Wine Lounge. Live Wire Radio, a live-recorded radio show, also takes place at the Hult Center. Sundance Wine Cellars hosts themed wine tastings every weekend. If you like horses, the Oregon Horse Center (home of the Eugene Pro Rodeo) is hosting the Arabian Fall Classic this weekend. Enjoy the 10-day Eugene Environmental Film Festival, which starts this week. Take the children in your life to The Shedd for the Magical Moombah’s “Kitchen Calamity” show. Take your four-legged friend to Kendall Auto’s Pup Fest for kid- and pup-centric activities and music. The Nobel Peace Laureate Project’s Annual Festival takes place in the only park in the U.S. honoring American Nobel Peace Laureates. Oregon Contemporary Theatre’s production “What The Constitution Means To Me” runs through October 1. Visit Mac’s Nightclub and Restaurant for a book signing and treats from a cookbook honoring the McCallum family’s 46 years in the Eugene restaurant scene. Visit White Lotus Gallery before October 7 to view their exhibition, Selections From the Gallery Collection.

September 28
The Improvised Shakespeare Company
| Based on one audience suggestion (a title of a show that has never been written), The Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes. Prepare for an evening of spontaneous comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed, or written. All of the dialogue is said for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if ever you’re wondering where the story is going…so are they! Hult Center,

September 29
| Friday nights at Elizabeth’s Wine Lounge mean 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,

September 29
Live Wire Radio
| Live Wire Radio is a live-recorded radio show and non-profit based in Portland, Oregon. Hosted by Luke Burbank and announced by Elena Passarello, the variety show artfully blends unpredictable conversation, live music and original comedy featuring all kinds of cultural talent and creative minds, from emerging artists to established acts. Guests of this performance include: Aparna Nancherla, Anis Mojgani and Avery Trufelman. Hult Center,

September 29
Ducks Volleyball
| The University of Oregon Volleyball team takes on the University of Washington Huskies! Wear yellow to support the Ducks this game. Matt Knight Arena,

September 29 & 30
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 29 – October 1
Arabian Fall Classic
| Come watch a horse show at the Oregon Horse Center, Eugene’s largest horse facility with multiple indoor and outdoor arenas. Parking is free and wheelchair accessible. Tickets or reservations not required. Oregon Horse Center,

September 29 – October 8
Eugene Environmental Film Festival
| 10 days of inspiring films, discussions, speakers, workshops, and special events in downtown Eugene. Art House,

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, 

September 30
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 30
The Magical Moombah’s “Kitchen Calamity”
| Everything goes wrong when the Moombahteers get together in the kitchen to make a wonderful meal for all their friends…but it all works out in the end! Look for lots of great songs, including “On Top Of Spaghetti,” “Yes, We Have No Bananas,” “The Muffin Man” and more. The Shedd,

September 30
2023 IKF Karaoke Cup Oregon State Championship
| The IKF Karaoke Cup Oregon State Championship will send the top singers to the Karaoke Cup World Finals! Choose which performer is your favorite in the People’s Choice Vote. The Spot, karaoke-cup-oregon-state-championship

September 30
Kendall Auto’s Pup Fest
| This free event will include pup-centric activities, kids-zone, and more. Some of the fun activities featured in the event will include a pet parade and costume contest, a wiener dog race, a cornhole tournament, and more, along with live music from El Borko Surf. Kendall Suburu Eugene,

September 30
The Nobel Peace Laureate Project’s Annual Festival
| Enjoy a Saturday of festivities, a kid zone, food, live music, community building, education and, most importantly, inspiring future peacemakers. This is the only park in the U.S. honoring American Nobel Peace Laureates. There are plaques honoring each Nobel Prize recipient along the path through the luscious greenery next to the river. The grounds cover two acres of Eugene’s Alton Baker Park close to the Ferry Street Bridge and at the base of the DeFazio Footbridge. Nobel Peace Park,

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,

October 1
“Living Legacy” Book Signing
| Meet local chef Billy McCallum and author Molly McCallum for a free book signing of “Living Legacy,” a cookbook with recipes and stories from the McCallum family’s 46 years in the Eugene restaurant scene. Come and sample a few treats from the cookbook while you mingle. Mac’s Nightclub and Restaurant,

October 1
Michael Brewer and Matt Treder | While you’re enjoying music, put together your own custom Bloody Mary! Music will be from 4:30 – 7 p.m. $6 drinks at the Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar all day. $5 Bloody Marys for Wine Club Members. 255 Madison,

October 4
Jai Wolf
| Jai Wolf will perform dance electronica live with Evan Giia and Tsu Nami opening. McDonald Theatre,

October 4
EDSC Wellness: How Can I Start To Meditate?
| Meditation practitioner and instructor Jim Adamik provides guidance on how and where to start meditation with his introductory session incorporating Tai Chi and Qi Gong, “How Can I Start To Meditate?” 6-8pm, free. Eugene Dental Sleep Center,

October 4
Coach Ken Woody Talks Oregon Football
| Ken Woody, former Oregon Football Coach, former FOX sports TV analyst, author, and speaker, brings his expertise every Wednesday night after the previous Saturday’s game to break it down play-by-play for veterans and novice football fans. Reservations are strongly encouraged as seats go fast! 6th Street Grill, 6thStreetEugene

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,

Through October 31
Colonial Harvest Days
| Celebrate the harvest season with a unique fall experience on a family farm. Say hi to the resident goats Teeny and Tiny, explore the corn mazes, and pick a pumpkin from the field. There will be a full-service espresso bar, pumpkins, gourds, squash, u-pick sunflowers and sweet corn for purchase as well as unique gift items. Featured vendors include Bigfoot Fudge, Unicorn (elotes) and Rollindough Donuts. The family-friendly corn maze includes the Clue-like game of “Who Kidnapped Farmer Brown?” Also try the Mildly Haunted Harry Potter nighttime corn maze, suited for adults and children. Boots for mud are recommended. Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm,