By Eugene Magazine

This weekend showcases all the good things about Eugene: local food, philanthropy, and how we celebrate our community. Check out one of these great events to get in on the action.

Market of Choice Product Experience Show

On Thursday, Market of Choice is showcasing their vendors at their Product Experience Show. There will be more than 160 vendors to peruse while enjoying the adjoining block party.

Thursday | 11 am | Venue 252, 252 Lawrence St. | Free admission |

BEAM by ArtCity

Let ArtCity shine light through the gray days at BEAM, a pop-up outdoor gallery that will showcase art that incorporates light, including sculpture, glass, digital art, music, and much more. Meet the artists, enjoy local food and drink, and soak up the light.

Friday| 7:30 pm | Park Blocks, 8thAve. and Oak St. | Free admission |

Itty Bitty Boutique Kids’ Consignment Sale

Are your kids growing out of their clothes before they even wear them? Are you getting ready for a new baby? Head to the seasonal Itty Bitty Boutique Kids’ Consignment Sale at the Lane Events Center this weekend. There will be clothes, books, toys, and other kid-related items for you to stock up.

Friday-Sunday | 9 am | Auditorium Building, Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W 13thAve. | Free admission |

Maude’s Backyard BBQ Fundraiser

The Maude Kerns Art Center is hosting a Backyard BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday to support their programs and exhibits. Join them for food and drink from Wild Duck Café, Falling Sky Brewery, Territorial Vineyards, and Prince Puckler’s, live music from Oxbow Radio, and the opportunity to view the Mayor’s Teen Art Show and the Art Center Miniatures Invitational Show, both now on display.

Saturday | 12 pm | Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E 11thAve. | $15 for adults, $5 for kids 10 and under |

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is celebrating the annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, offering free admission to their wonderful exhibits. Currently on display: Naeemeh Naeemai: Dreams Before Extinctionand Under the Earth, Over the Moon, among others.

Saturday | 11 am | Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 1430 Johnson Ln. | Free admission |

Hood River Hops Fest

Check out the award-winning beer festival in Hood River this weekend. The Hood River Hops Fest brings together more than 40 breweries with more than 60 fresh-hop beers, food vendors, and live music. You’ll walk away with a belly full of beer and a commemorative collectable mug in hand.

Saturday | 12 pm | Columbia Lot, 5thand Columbia, Hood River | $10-$20 |

SMJ House Harvest Tea

Enjoy a three-course tea with the season in mind at the SMJ House Harvest Tea this Saturday and Sunday. Sip delicious tea paired with the savory, scones, and dessert courses.

Saturday and Sunday | 1 pm | SMJ House, 303 Willamette St. | $25-$30 |

EUG Parade and Sunday Streets

Celebrate Eugene at Eugene Sunday Streets on September 22. The event will kick off with the EUG Parade at 11 am, after which you can visit the various activity centers for free bike repairs, live music, dance, food carts, fitness classes, and other events to keep you engaged and active! See website for full guide.

Sunday | 12 pm | Various parks around Eugene | Free admission |

Next week: Randy Rainbow Live!

Emmy-nominated comedian, actor, singer, writer, and satirist, Randy Rainbow, is coming to the Hult Center on Friday, September 27, bringing his YouTube show to the live stage. Come for musical parodies and political spoofs that will have you laughing.

Sunday, September 22 | 8 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $35-$62.50 |