It’s a wonderful weekend for live music outside and in, events supporting local organizations, and appreciating our area! 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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Cover photo: “Young Listening in Blue,” by Christopher St. John as part of the Eugene Biennial at Karin Clarke Gallery.
Continuing through Sunday, Eugene PorchFest is bringing outdoor concerts on porches, front lawns, and in driveways will be filling our neighborhoods with live music. Check out the full lineup on their website.
Wednesday through Sunday | Ongoing | Multiple locations | $5-$40 | eugeneporchfest.com
Microphilharmonic: Dance Variations
Microphilharmic is returning to The Shedd stage, bringing “Dance Variations,” which will feature performances of various dance-based pieces, including Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, three of Witold Lutoslawski’s Dance Preludes, Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances, Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango and Oblivion, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Waltz No. 2, and more.
Thursday | 7:30 pm | The Shedd Institute, 285 E Broadway | $19.25-$34.25 | theshedd.org
Engage with Alesong: the Eugene Symphony
Assistant principal Violin II Julia Frantz, clarinet Carol Robe, and assistant principal cello Eric Alterman from the Eugene Symphony will be performing at Alesong Brewing and Blending for this month’s Engage with Alesong. All month, proceeds from Alesong’s Stonefruit Symphony tart ale will go to supporting the Eugene Symphony.
Thursday | 5 pm | Alesong Brewing and Blending, 296 E 5th Ave. | Food and drink available for purchase | eugenesymphony.org
Friday Night Concert Series at Silvan Ridge
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 Dead Lee in support of CASA of Lane County.
Friday | 6:30 pm | Silvan Ridge Winery, 27012 Briggs Hill Rd. | $5 admission | silvanridge.com
Jean-Michael Basquiat: The Radiant Child
Starting this Friday, New Zone Gallery will be hosting a Second Friday art film screening. This month’s second Friday will see Jean-Michael Basquiat: The Radiant Child.
Friday | 7 pm | New Zone Gallery, 110 E 11th Ave. | Donation encouraged | newzonegallery.org
Grab your tie-dye and put on your favorite Grateful Dead album—Going Furthur, a documentary about when Ken Kesey’s son took the famous Furthur bus back on the road 50 years after its famous first tour, is premiering this weekend! Sign up for tickets and watching information on their website.
Friday through Sunday | See website for times | Virtual | $12 | watch.showandtell.film
Fair in the Clouds
The Oregon Country Fair is still on hold for that magical in-person weekend, but this year they’ll be hosting Fair in the Clouds, a virtual alternative. Tune in all weekend for music, vaudeville, art demos, an online merchant hub, and connections!
Friday through Sunday | Ongoing | Virtual | oregoncountryfair.org
Dream within a Dream
Live performances are back at the Hult! Work Dance Company, a local Hip Hop and Jazz/Funk dance company, is stopping by for “Dream Within a Dream.” The performance is their post-lockdown premiere, bringing all kinds of dance and over-the-top costuming, visual effects, and more.
Saturday | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $35 | hultcenter.org
Get Happy: The Judy Garland Songbook
Sing along at The Shedd as they bring Judy Garland’s classics to life at “Get Happy,” presented by the Shedd’s EY Harburg Academy for Musical Theatre. The performance will feature well-known pieces like “Over the Rainbow,” “A Star is Born,” “Get Happy,” and many more!
Saturday | 3 pm, 5:30 pm | The Shedd Institute, 285 E Broadway | $5-$10 | theshedd.org
Sounds like Summer: Fret Logic
This week, as part of Willamalane’s Sounds Like Summer series, enjoy live music from Fret Logic and their smokin’ slide guitar work! You can also enjoy artworks by Jan Sweeney at the same time!
Wednesday | 6:30 pm | Island Park, 200 W B St., Springfield | $3 | willamalane.org
Little Hands Can: Grassroots Garden
Little Hands Can is back, bringing opportunities for helpers of all ages to serve in our community. Join them Wednesday for work in the Grassroots Garden, which provides food for FOOD for Lane County. Sign up in advance on their website or check out their other upcoming events!
Wednesday | 10 am | Grassroots Garden, 1465 Coburg Rd. | Register in advance | littlehandscan.org
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.
Opening Wednesday | Ongoing | Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St. | Free admission | karinclarkegallery.com
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
Be Here Now
Be Here Now, opening at the Maude Kerns Art Center on Friday, showcases work by 51 Lane County artists and 70 artworks—all interpretations of the titular theme. The show will be juried by Mika Aona, Ila Rose, and Tina Shrager.
Through July 16 | During normal gallery hours | Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E 15th Ave. | $5 suggested donation | mkartcenter.org
Oregon Bach Festival
The Oregon Bach Festival kicks off this Friday, bringing all the magic to virtual stages this year. Tune in for musical performances, lectures, and more until July 11! See their website for a full list of this year’s free event. Last chance!
Friday through July 11 | See website for schedule | Virtual | Free | oregonbachfestival.org
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
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