Experience Frankenstein, a Broadway singer, or plant trees among the many events happening around Lane County this weekend.
Manual Cinema will be performing Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with handmade shadow puppets, live sounds, and cinematic techniques. Samples of their other work will continue to be on display through March 16.
Thursday through Saturday, 7:30 pm; Sunday, 2 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $33-$51 | hultcenter.org
Tommy Castro and the Painkillers
Blues and soul musician Tommy Castro is bringing his band The Painkillers to the Shedd this Friday. The long-touring group is very much in sync as they jam out. Come jam with them!
Friday | 7:30 pm | The Shedd, 285 E Broadway | $14.50-$29 | theshedd.org
Leslie Odom Jr.
Broadway star Leslie Odom Jr. will be performing with the Eugene Symphony this Saturday. He will be singing jazz standards as well as familiar Broadway hits.
Saturday | 5 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $56.75-$113.25 | eugenesymphony.org
Touchdown for Trees
In a partnership between Friends of Trees, the UO Ducks, Daimler Trucks North America, and ODOT, volunteers will plant 100 (one tree for every point the Ducks scored this last football season) native trees along Beltline near Roosevelt this Saturday. Learn how you can participate on their website.
Saturday | 9 am | See website for location details | Free | friendsoftrees.org
My name is Barbra
Shirley Andress is returning to the Shedd to pay a two-night tribute to Barbra Streisand. The cabaret show, staged and choreographed by Richard Jessup, tells the story of Streisand’s rise to fame.
Saturday, 7:30 pm; Sunday, 3 pm | The Shedd, 285 E Broadway | $10-$32 | theshedd.org
Nat Geo Live: Rhinos, Rickshaws, and Revolutions
On Sunday, the third installment in this year’s Nat Geo Live series brings photographer Ami Vitale to the Hult Center to talk about her experiences in areas torn by violence and conflict and also areas of extreme beauty. She’ll present on what it means to be “living the story.”
Sunday | 2 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $25-$28.50 | hultcenter.org
Princess for a Day
Foster children can feel like royalty at A Family for Every Child’s Princess for a Day event. Participants will get the royal treatment: choosing a tiara, hair and makeup services, and getting to pick out a gown, slippers, and accessories to match! Non-foster children can participate, too!
Sunday | 10 am | Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way | Free for foster children, $50 for non-foster children | afamilyforeverychild.org
The Bachelor Live
The Bachelor, everyone’s favorite reality romance series, is coming to Eugene. Ben Higgins and Becca Kufrin will host as a local bachelor is paired up with ladies from the audience. Watch a potentially budding romance unfold on stage through group dates and one-on-ones and decisions handed out with roses.
Wednesday | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $35-$73.75 | hultcenter.org
Ideas on Tap: Where is my arm?
UO human physiology professor Andy Karduna will be presenting “Where is My Arm?” as part of the UO’s Ideas on Tap Series. The discussion will cover proprioception, which is how we know where our body is in space.
Wednesday | 6 pm | Viking Braggot, 2490 Willamette St. | Free admission | mnch.uoregon.edu
Neave Piano Trio
The Neave Piano Trio will be performing at the Florence Events Center on Wednesday. The Trio is known for their engaging, cutting-edge performances of classical works, perfectly in sync with each other.
Wednesday | 6:15 pm | Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. | $10-$35 | seacoastea.org
Next week: Whiskey Week and Barrel-aged Beer Blind Taste-Off
Starting next Monday and running through Sunday, The Tap and Growler is hosting their inaugural Whiskey Week, including seven days of whiskey, craft cocktails, food specials like Irish Bangers and Mash with Guinness Onion Gravy or bourbon-glazed donuts, whiskey barrel-aged brews, and live bluegrass music.
Monday, March 9 through Sunday, March 15 | During regular hours | Tap and Growler, 207 E 5th Ave. | Free admission | tapandgrowler.com
Restaurant Spotlight: Meraki Coffee and Cafe
As a family-owned business, Meraki Coffee and Café is dedicated to serving Oregon-grown food and drink, including coffee from local roasters Equiano Coffee and Caffe Pacori. They also make their own chair and turmeric lattes in house. Stop by for some avocado toast and, soon, a mimosa!
Meraki Coffee and Cafe | 1203 Willamette St., Ste. 120 | Sun, 8:30 am-4 pm; Sat, 8 am-5 pm; Mon-Fri, 7:30 am-5 pm | 541/844-0254 | drinkmeraki.com