Celebrate American music, learn about equity in arts spaces, feel the yoga flow, and more events 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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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!
Now through July 25 | All day | Lane Events Center, 796 W 13th Ave. | See website for tickets | atthefair.com
Oregon Festival of American Music
The 2021 Oregon Festival of America Music is opening at The Shedd on Wednesday! Join them for Reel Music: Sampling the Sound Track, which will explore how music has been an essential part of telling a film’s story and evoking the right emotions. Opening Thursday with Setting the Score, which will also celebrate The Shedd’s 30th Anniversary.
Opening Thursday through July 31 | See website for performance times | The Shedd Institute, 868 High St. | theshedd.org
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (abridged)
Last weekend, OCT premiered an 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. Last chance this weekend!
Thursday-Saturday | See website for tickets and performance times | Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 194 W Broadway | octheatre.org
Arts and Culture Roundtable: Empowered Spaces
The Lane Arts Council is hosting another Arts and Culture Roundtable to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in our area’s arts community. This panel discussion, facilitated by University of Oregon Theatre Arts associate professor Michael Malek Najjar, will feature BIPOC artists and white ally panelists who will share their perspectives on how arts organizations and artist collaborators can promote empowering creative experiences for BIPOC participants.
Thursday | 5 pm | Virtual | Free (registration required) | lanearts.org
The Hult Center is continuing their 10×10 series, highlighting incredible artists, with country singer-songwriter McKayla Marie. She recently moved to Nashville to pursue her dreams, but is returning to Eugene to share her success with us!
Thursday | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $10 | hultcenter.org
It’s the fourth Friday of the month and that means The New Zone Gallery’s Classic Films Night! This month, tune in for the Charlie Chaplin classic Modern Times.
Friday | 7 pm | The New Zone Gallery, 110 E 11th Ave. | Free | newzonegallery.org
Hope on the Butte: Erika Rauer and Eduardo Moreira
Soprano Erika Rauer and pianist Eduardo Moreira are sharing musical works of love, loss, and grief, as part of the Hope on the Butte Summer Concert Series. They will also be joined by flutist Victoria Moreira and cellist Kathryn Burnhaver. Get your tickets in advance!
Saturday | 6 pm | 32111 Fox Hollow Rd. | $40 | eventbrite.com
Eugene Symphony at Bohemia Park
The Eugene Symphony is hosting their annual outdoor concert at Bohemia Park in Cottage Grove on Monday. Bring a blanket or a low chair and enjoy some favorites!
Monday | 7:30 pm | Bohemia Park, S 10th St., Cottage Grove | Free | eugenesymphony.org
Little Hands Can: Eugene Mission
Little Hands Can is helping out at the Eugene Mission, taking on some yardwork that everyone in the family can participate in! Register in advance!
Wednesday | 11 am | Eugene Mission, 1542 W 1st Ave. | Register in advance | littlehandscan.org
End every Wednesday through the summer with Sunset Yoga at Dorris Ranch. Take deep breaths and feel the flow while enjoying the natural sights. Register in advance.
Wednesdays | 7:30 pm | Dorris Ranch, 205 Dorris St., Springfield | $5-$6, Register in advance | 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
Sounds like Summer
This week, as part of Willamalane’s Sounds Like Summer series, enjoy a viewing of Raya and the Last Dragon on Friday and live music by Blue Skies Big Band on Wednesday!
Friday, 8:30 pm; Wednesday, 6:30 pm | Island Park, 200 W B St., Springfield | $3 | willamalane.org
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 Trio Voronezh in support of the Bach Festival.
Friday | 6:30 pm | Silvan Ridge Winery, 27012 Briggs Hill Rd. | $5 admission | silvanridge.com