By Eugene Magazine

What will you do this week? Choose from Eugene Symphony performances, jazz at The Shedd, Sip, Savor, Stroll take over at 5th Street Public Market, a dance lesson to celebrate National Dance Week, or a track event. And that’s just the start of what is happening over the next few days!

April 18
Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique”
| Internationally recognized conductor Vinay Parameswaran leads the Eugene Symphony in Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s beloved and passionate “Pathétique” Symphony, his final composition. The evening begins with Nina Shekhar’s haunting Lumina, which explores the spectrum of light, dark, and the hues in between with contrasting textures and harmonies. In between, we will hear Franz Liszt’s melodic and daring Piano Concerto No. 1. Hult Center,

April 19
Learn to Ride Clinic
| Learn how to ride a bike in no time at this free community event. Springfield and Eugene’s Safe Routes to School Program partners will provide all the necessary equipment, and you’ll even have a chance to win a free helmet! No registration is required; just stop by! 4-6pm Bob Keefer Center,

April 19
Drum Tao
| Established in 1993 with the dream of creating the best show in the world using “Wadaiko” (Japanese drums), Drum Tao expresses the unique sound and vision through their own music, stage set-ups, and costumes. Hult Center,

April 19
National Dance Week Kickoff
| National Dance Week officially begins with a celebration of Eugene’s eclectic dance community. Interact with fellow dance lovers, eat from local food trucks, and enjoy a fun-filled evening of dance activities. Starting at 5 p.m., instructor Donna Mation will lead a class teaching house dancing for all levels, ages and abilities. From 6 – 7:30 p.m., watch a showcase of serial short performances in a variety of dance styles from regional studios and choreographers. Following the showcase, dance your heart out at a community gathering and dance party. All are welcome! Farmers Market Pavilion,

April 19
Chuck Redd’s “Beyond The Sea”
| Chuck Redd and his quartet welcome Siri Vik for his 10th annual Now Hear This spring concert in a program that explores “the Great NON-American Songbook, “…the notable array of renowned songs peppered throughout 20th century American popular culture which really, in origin, aren’t American at all. Look for such classics as “La Mer” (“Beyond The Sea”), “Les Feuilles mortes” (“Autumn Leaves”), “Ne me quitte pas” (“If You Go Away”), “Die Moritat von Mackie Messer” (“Mack The Knife”), “Que reste-t-il de nos amours?” (“I Wish You Love”), and more. The Shedd Institute,

April 19
Olem Alves
| Friday nights at Elizabeth’s Wine Lounge means 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,

April 19
Oregon Wind Ensemble
| The Wind Ensemble is excited to welcome you to their first concert of the term. They will be performing a premiere transcription of Missy Mazzoli’s Vesper Sparrow, done by University of Oregon’s own Micah Laird. As well as Danzon No.2 and Joel Puckett’s flute concerto featuring Dr. Jacqueline Cordova-Arrington. Beall Hall,

April 19 & 22
Paranormal Cirque
| Slow down so you can take it all in, but if you scare easily, you might want to run! Acrobats of the air, Illusionists, freaks, and mysterious creatures! A crazy yet fun fusion between circus, theatre, and cabaret in perfect harmony with the evolution of a show that brings you back to when we dream and when we had nightmares and fantasies.This is a 13+ event. Those 13-17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Lane Events Center,

April 19 & 20
Oregon Relays
| The Oregon Relays return to the renowned Hayward Field in Eugene. Running events include Steeplechase, hurdles (varying distance heats), 1500 meter, 5000 meter, 1500 meter invitational, 5000 meter invitational, and 800 meter. Field events will include discus, hammer, pole vault, hammer, long jump, shot put, javelin, high jump, and triple jump. Hayward Field,

April 19 & 20
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,

April 20
Mimosas & Matrimony Wedding Showcase
| Join Sweet Cheeks for their second annual Mimosas & Matrimony Wedding Showcase! They are excited to have over 20 vendors joining this special event, including catering, bridal shops, event rental companies, florists, desserts, photography and an amazing balloon stylist. Upon your arrival, please check-in with the Host. Tickets include a complimentary mimosa, lite bites, live music and more! This event will be hosted on their Upper and Lower Patio outside under tents. Sweet Cheeks Winery,

April 20
Sip, Savor, Stroll
| About 40 businesses around 5th Street Public Market will host tastings. Use tokens for tastings as you stop along your stroll and sample bites and beverages. Some of the businesses participating include J. Scott Cellars, WildCraft Cider Works, Fireside Distillers, Euphoria Chocolate Company and Elizabeth’s Wine Lounge. 5th Street Public Market,

April 21
Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market
| Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market brings visitors a shopping experience unique to the Eugene lifestyle. Here, visitors will find diverse and special finds provided by an array of local vendors. As Eugene’s largest and longest running flea market, the Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market boasts a continuously fresh mix of vendors, shoppers, and unique wares for sale. Picc-A-Dilly is a family-affair, with many of their longtime vendors’ children having grown up to become vendors themselves. Lane County Fairgrounds,

April 21
Family Concert: The Firebird
| You, your kids, or your grandkids will all love Eugene Symphony’s annual Family Concert, which this year features Igor Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird. Russian fairytale princes, princesses, an evil king, and the heroic Firebird are brought to life on stage. Your little ones will be amazed at the scene unfolding before their eyes and ears. Hult Center,

April 24
Luciana Souza
| As the most anticipated record of 2023 in Brazil, Cometa is a collaboration between Grammy winners Luciana Souza and Trio Corrente recorded live in São Paulo at the beginning of 2023. One of jazz’s leading singers and interpreters, Souza has been releasing acclaimed recordings since 2002, including her six Grammy-nominated records Brazilian Duos, North and South, Duos II, Tide, Duos III and The Book of Chet. The Shedd,

April 24
Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour
| Dance, sing, and learn with Blippi and special guest Meekah as they discover what makes different cities unique and special. Get ready to shake those wiggles out and OJ Twist your way through this brand-new musical party! Hult Center,

Through April 28
Cottage Theatre’s “Brigadoon”
| Cottage Theatre’s “Brigadoon” opens on April 5. Its 2024 season continues with a 4-weekend run of “Brigadoon,” the Highlands tale where time stops and love blooms. This popular 1947 musical runs from April 5–28. Cottage Theatre,

Through April 28
Eugene Emeralds
| The Eugene Emeralds Minor League Baseball team will play six games against the Vancouver Canadians. Recurring daily through April 21. After that, the Ems take on the Hillsboro Hops on recurring games from April 23-28. PK Park,

Through April 30
“From Wolf Country” Exhibit By Ronan Donovan At New Zone Gallery |
View fine art photography by National Geographic explorer and conservation photographer Ronan Donovan highlighting conservation issues to help reframe some of the stuck narratives around modern humans and the non-human world. Join the Opening Reception during the First Friday ArtWalk on April 5, starting at 5:30pm. In addition to the eclectic mix of art created by the New Zone members, also enjoy beverages by Hop Valley Brewing, wine by Sundance Cellars and live music. On display through April 30. New Zone Gallery,