It’s the week to step up and support local organizations, enjoy in-person and live-streamed music, and possibly catch a glimpse of Sasquatch. These and other events going on around Lane County this weekend.
Please attend in-person events responsibly, wear a mask, and follow all proper safety guidelines. Events are subject to change.
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Virtual Trivia Night
Ninkasi Brewing and Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon are joining forces for a virtual trivia night to benefit Planned Parenthood and to celebrate PRIDE. Register as an individual or as a team for the chance to win some Ninkasi swag.
Friday | 6:30 pm | Virtual | $5-$20 | facebook.com/events
Friday through Sunday, Lynnea Barry will be showing off her vocal prowess at The Shedd, bringing Be-Bop-A-Lula: Rockin’ Through the ’50s. Follow the mid-century evolution of American popular music to see how it influenced our lifestyles, language, mindset, and modern culture.
Friday and Saturday, 7:30 pm; Sunday, 3 pm | The Shedd Institute, 285 E Broadway | $14.50-$30 | theshedd.org
This Saturday, help keep Amazon Creek clean at the Trash Bash, helping this important urban waterway stay trash-free as it flows through town. RSVP required. There will also be solo cleanups through June 30.
Saturday | 9 am | Amazon Creek, West Eugene | Free | facebook.com/events
The annual Sasquatch Duro is taking over Oakridge this Saturday, for a day full of gravel cycling and the chance to spot the elusive Bigfoot. Choose between 32, 59, or 84 miles to take on the Kingdom of Gravel or cheer on your favorite biker!
Saturday | Register for start times and locations | Oakridge | $105 | mudslingerevents.com
Run for Love
Honor Loving Day by participating in the Run for Love 5K or 10K on Saturday. All proceeds will benefit HONEY (Honoring Our New Ethnic Youth).
Saturday | 12 pm | Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd. | $10-$30 | eclecticedgeracing.com
Fermata Ballet Collective benefit
Fermata Ballet Collective (FBC) is hosting their annual benefit picnic to support their quest to build a safe space to create art and stability in our community. The event will feature choreography from FBC founders and members and there will also be a silent auction. There are two ways to experience: the Babies and the Ballet Picnic at 2 pm and the Give Love Gala at 7:30 pm.
Saturday, 2 pm and 7:30 pm | Antiquum Farm, 25075 Jaeg Rd., Junction City | $15-$100 | fermata-ballet-collective.square.site
Free Bikes 4 Kidz Giveaway Day
This Saturday is FB4K annual Giveaway Day! Donate your gently used bike to make a kid’s day or volunteer to help at the event!
Saturday | Register for volunteer times | 1574 W 6th St. | fb4keugene-springfield.org
Heart of Country Festival 2021
A Family for Every Child is hosting the virtual Heart of Country Festival this Sunday to benefit their efforts in finding forever homes for kids in need. There will be music from local bands and raffle prize drawings with packages from local companies.
Sunday | 12 pm | Virtual | Raffle tickets: $5-$100 | afamilyforeverychild.org
The Eugene Symphony will be popping up around town the next few days. On Sunday, they’ll be performing at the 5th Street Market Alley at 2:30 pm; on Monday, see them at Peterson Barn Community Center at 6:30 pm; and on Tuesday, enjoy them at Alton Baker Park at 6:30 pm.
Sunday-Tuesday | Various times | Multiple locations | Free | eugenesymphony.org
Eugene Vocal Arts: In Celebration of Women
Eugene Vocal Arts will be presenting “In Celebration of Women” at the Hult Center this Sunday in a mix of live and recorded content. Originally set to mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the content will feature works by women composers from the 12th century to the present.
Sunday | 2:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $10 | hultcenter.org
Book launch: Libertas
Danuta Pfeiffer of Pfeiffer Winery is launching her new book, Libertas, marking the occasion with complimentary tapas, live music, a special reading and book signing, and plenty of delicious wine!
Wednesday | 6 pm | 25040 Jaeg Rd. | $5 | shop.pfeifferwinery.com
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 starting June 16 | 5:30 pm | Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd. | Free | eugeneymca.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
Bets Cole: Right Angles & Raw Edges
Works by Elmira-based landscape artist Bets Cole are now on display at Karin Clarke Gallery. See the nearly 40 watercolor and gouache paintings depicting the relationship between buildings and nature around Oregon and also in Europe across Ireland, France, and Italy. On display until July 10.
Open through July 10 | Normal gallery hours | Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St. | Free admission | karinclarkegallery.com
The Oregon Contemporary Theatre is performing ART by Yasmina Reza for both in-person and live streaming. The play explores what art truly is and how much it’s worth.
See website for performance days and times | Virtual and at Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 194 W Broadway | $15-$32 | octheatre.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
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. June will highlight natural athletes like cheetahs, kangaroos, chimps, and other fast mammals.
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