The stage is set this week, combining plays and live music with pizza, roses, and teddy bears. These events and more happening around Lane County this week.
Please attend in-person events responsibly and follow all proper safety guidelines. Events are subject to change.
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Pegasus Playhouse at Long Table Farm
The Pegasus Playhouse is bringing two shows to Long Table Farm this month, with their first round this weekend. Join them Friday and Saturday for performances of Free to be You and Me while enjoying delicious wood-fired pizza! Order your pizza and buy your tickets in advance!
Friday and Saturday | 6:30 pm | 84242 Fir Butte Rd. | $25+ | pegasusplayhouse.com
The Owen Rose Garden will be transformed into a performance space for Eugene Opera’s presentation of Madama Butterfly, opening Friday. Buy your tickets in advance!
Friday-Sunday, 7 pm ; Saturday and Sunday, 5 pm | Owen Rose Garden, 300 N Jefferson St. | $45 | eugeneopera.org
Dragging It Out With Pride
Eugene Pride is hosting a drag show fundraiser at Wildcraft Cider Works this Friday with all proceeds benefitting the Eugene Pride Scholarship Fund! Join them for fun, laughter, and good cider!
Friday | 9 pm | Wildcraft Cider Works, 232 Lincoln St. | 21+ | $10 | facebook.com/events
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (abridged)
This Friday, OCT is premiering and abridged version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s famous whimsical and magical play about young love and meddling fairies, presented by the Tall Tale Players. Check it out this weekend or next!
Opening Friday | See website for tickets and performance times | Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 194 W Broadway | octheatre.org
The New Zone Gallery is hosting their annual yART SALE, a fundraiser benefitting the gallery’s programming. They are looking for donation of salable household goods, art supplied, collectibles, and more to support this effort.
Friday and Saturday, 10 am; Sunday, 12 pm | The New Zone Gallery, 110 E 11th Ave. | Free admission | newzonegallery.org
Blackout: A One-Woman Show
Hailey Henderson (of local theatre fame) is bringing Blackout: A One-Woman Show to the Oregon Contemporary Theatre this Saturday. She’ll explore the destructive nature of sexual and emotional abuse and the cost of blending into survive.
Saturday, 2 pm; Sunday, 2 pm and 7:30 pm | Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 194 W Broadway | $17 | octheatre.org
Virtual Teddy Bear Picnic
Grab your favorite stuffy and snuggle up to virtually enjoy Eugene Public Library’s annual Teddy Bear Picnic! There will be live music from Mike and Carleen McCornack and the Garden Variety Band and more!
Saturday | 11 am | Virtual | Free | eugene-or.gov
Adkins Farm Blueberry Festival Blues and Brews
Adkins Farm is hosting their annual Blueberry Festival this weekend! Join them for “Blues and Brews,” with music from locals like the Canyoneers, Gumbo Groove, Dragon Thunder Voodoo, and The Muddy Souls, all benefitting CASA of Lane County.
Saturday | 10 am | Adkins Blueberry Farm, 85995 Gossler Rd., Pleasant Hill | Free admission | adkinsblueberryfarm.com
Bohemia Mining Days
Harken back to the days of olde at Cottage Grove’s annual Bohemia Mining Days celebration! Enjoy all the traditional historical fare (including a bloomer parade!) and check out this year’s new competition: the Ore Cart Races!
Saturday and Sunday | All day | Downtown Cottage Grove | Free admission | bohemiaminingdays.org
Lane County Fair
The County Fair is back! Head to the fairgrounds for rides, live music from big acts, and all the food you can eat! Check out their website for ticket information and the full lineup!
Starting Wednesday through July 25 | All day | Lane Events Center, 796 W 13th Ave. | See website for tickets | atthefair.com
Sounds like Summer: Wellington Drive
This week, as part of Willamalane’s Sounds Like Summer series, enjoy live music from Wellington Drive and their keyboard and guitar skills! You can also enjoy artworks by Tim Leslie at the same time!
Wednesday | 6:30 pm | Island Park, 200 W B St., Springfield | $3 | willamalane.org
Every weekend, take in the new 5th Street Market Expansion or explore your old favorites while perusing pop up shops and artisans. Grab some food, enjoy displays, and learn about the new businesses in the Market Alley.
Saturday and Sunday | 11 am | 5th Street Public Market, 296 E 5th Ave. | Free admission | 5stmarket.com
Lane County Farmers Market
The Lane County Farmers Market is now open in their new location on Saturdays and their old location on Tuesdays! Join them to shop local and fresh! Check their “In Season” page to see what will be available on your shopping list (or expect to be surprised and inspired).
Saturday, 9 am, 5th Ave. between High and Oak Sts. | Tuesday, 10 am , 8th Ave. and Oak St. | Free admission | lanecountyfarmersmarket.org
The Eugene Saturday Market is now open in their usual spot in the Park Blocks. Peruse local artisans and craftspeople, pick up lunch from the international food court, and see live music. It’s a Eugene institution!
Saturday | 10 am | 8th Ave. and Oak St. | Free admission | eugenesaturdaymarket.org
Veneta Downtown Farmers Market
The Veneta Downtown Farmers Market is now open for a season celebrating local farmers and craftspeople. Check out their website for a full list of farmers, vendors, and artisans.
Saturday | 10 am | 3rd Ave. and Broadway, Veneta | Free admission | venetadowntownfarmersmarket.com
South Valley Farmers Market
The South Valley Farmers Market in Cottage Grove is the perfect place to visit for local produce, baked goods, artisan crafted works, and more! You can also order in advance for pick up through their website.
Saturday | 11 am | 7th and Main St., Cottage Grove | Free admission | southvalleyfarmersmarket.square.site
Whiteaker Community Market
The Whiteaker Community Market is now open! Explore local art and produce at Scobert Park in the Whit. Check out their list of vendors and COVID-19 safety guidelines on their website.
Sunday | 11 am | Scobert Park, 4th Ave. and Blair St. | Free admission | whiteakercommunitymarket.com
Florence Farmers Market
The Florence Farmers Market opens for the season starting on Tuesday! Join them for fresh produce, pickles, hand pies, seafood, and more in Old Town Florence.
Tuesday | 3 pm | Bay and Kingwood Streets, Florence | Free admission | florencefarmersmarket.org
Spencer Creek Growers’ Market
The Spencer Creek Growers’ Market is celebrating their 12th year with a large collection of backyard and hobby farmers looking to sell their wares. Bring your shopping list and you’ll be sure to cross fruits, vegetables, pasture-raised meats, eggs, plants, and more off of it!
Saturday | 10 am | Spencer Creek Grange, 86013 Lorane Hwy. | Free admission | spencercreekmarkets.org
Art Exhibits and Performances
White Lotus Gallery: Reflection of the Season
White Lotus Gallery has opened their new exhibit: Reflection of the Season, featuring works that evoke feelings of summer by a long list of artists.
Through July 31 | During normal gallery hours | White Lotus Gallery, 767 Willamette St. | Free admission | wlotus.com
BLM Grant Program exhibit
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art has opened two exhibitions: The first is the world premiere of 56 Black Men, a photograph collection by Cephas Williams, who photographed black men, all wearing hoodies, but with their real occupation captioned underneath them, challenging racial stereotypes. The second is the Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Program Exhibition, featuring works by artists selected by a jury to each receive grants to continue their artwork in connection to the Black Lives Matter movement. Stay tuned for more information about this exhibition!
Art by Marco Elliott
56 Black Men | On display until October 10 | During regular museum hours | Museum admission prices | hjsma.uoregon.edu
Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Program Exhibition | Opening Saturday | During regular museum hours | Museum admission prices | https://jsma.uoregon.edu
Postponed for a year, the 2020 Eugene Biennial will finally be on display at the Karin Clarke Gallery starting this Wednesday! The exhibit features works by Zoe Cohen, Tallmadge Doyle, Heather Jacks, Margo Lovinger, Satoko Motouji, Christopher St. John, Andrea Schwartz-Feit, and Marjorie Taylor. There’s an artist reception this Friday at 4 pm!
Now through August 21 | Ongoing | Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St. | Free admission | karinclarkegallery.com
Other ongoing events
Choose Your Own Fitness Adventure: Oregon Edition
The YMCA is encouraging you to be inspired by the stunning nature around us and stick to a six-month fitness challenge along the way! With challenges like swimming the length of the Willamette River (40 miles) and biking the length of the Oregon Timber Trail (670 miles), you’ll feel like you’ve taken on some of our region’s favorite landmarks. Register on their website!
Now through September 12 | Eugene Family YMCA, 2055 Patterson St., and around town | $40-$50 | eugeneymca.org
Walk it Off with the Y!
The Eugene Family YMCA is partnering with Mix 94.5 to continue their annual summer program: Walk it Off. Meeting every Wednesday from June 16 to August 25 at Alton Baker Park, walk with others (although still socially distanced) and get moving!
Wednesdays until August 25 | 5:30 pm | Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd. | Free | eugeneymca.org
Sheild Bistro Happy Hour
Every Wednesday through Saturday, Sheild Bistro gives you the opportunity to enjoy $2 off tapas and $5 off house wine and taps at their Happy Hour! Stop by for a pre-dinner treat!
Wednesdays through Saturdays | 3 pm | Sheild Bistro, 298 Blair Blvd. | Free admission | sheildcatering.com
Now through September 27, eat outdoors and in the road with the return of the Broadway Streatery program! East Broadway between Willamette and Olive Streets will be closed to traffic to give local restaurants expanded seating to accommodate for social distancing and welcome more customers. Come support local restauranteurs!
Now through September 27 | Ongoing | Broadway between Willamette and Olive Sts. | Food available for purchase | downtowneugene.com
Pfeiffer Burgers and Brews
Pfeiffer Winery is celebrating this week’s Burgers and Blues night with live music by Riffle. Sip on a glass of wine, or buy a whole bottle and indulge in delicious burgers.
Fridays | 6 pm | Pfeiffer Winery, 25040 Jaeg Rd., Junction City | $5 admission | pfeifferwinery.com
Family Fun in the Sun
Fridays and Saturdays through the whole summer, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History is hosting “Family Fun in the Sun,” a series of family-friendly activities perfect for getting your child active and interested in history. July will have you moving like prehistoric animals, like mammoths and sabertooth cats!
Fridays and Saturdays | 11 am | Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1680 E 15th Ave. | Included with regular admission | mnch.uoregon.edu
Sunday Funday Bluegrass Concert series
Every Sunday, join Pfeiffer Winery for their summer Sunday Funday Bluegrass Concert series! Sip some stunning wine while swaying along to local bluegrass and folk bands.
Sundays | 1 pm | Pfeiffer Winery, 25040 Jaeg Rd., Junction City | $5 | pfeifferwinery.com
Silvan Ridge Friday Night Concert Series
As part of their summer Friday Night Concert series, Silvan Ridge is combining good music, good food, and good wine to support a different cause each week. This week, enjoy food by Kico’s BBQ and live music from The Honey Brown Band in support of The Relief Nursery.
Friday | 6:30 pm | Silvan Ridge Winery, 27012 Briggs Hill Rd. | $5 admission | silvanridge.com