This week, enjoy it officially being spring with a film festival, a race through the Mckenzie, and more events around Lane County.
Please attend in-person events responsibly, wear a mask, and follow all proper safety guidelines.
Submit your own event for consideration!
DisOrient Asian American Film Festival
The DisOrient Asian American Film Festival is opening this Friday with a full lineup of films, specials, shorts, panel discussions, and Q/A sessions. Join them in celebrating Asian American film creators as they follow this year’s theme: Raising Our Voices.
Opening Friday | Ongoing | Virtual | See website for prices | https://disorientfilm.org/2021-programs/
14th annual NewArt Northwest Kids exhibition
Opening on Saturday, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is hosting their annual NewArt Northwest Kids exhibition, displaying the works of K-12 students in the museum’s Education Cooridor Galleries. Following the theme of “Art, Hope, and Resilience,” students were encouraged to share their own stories through words and images.
Opening Saturday | Open during normal museum hours | Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 1430 Johnson Ln. | See website for admission prices | https://jsma.uoregon.edu/NANK
Taj Mahal: Livestream Concert Series
Starting this Saturday, the legendary blues and roots musician Taj Mahal will be performing via livestream from the UC Theatre in Berkeley, Calif. There will be performances this Saturday and March 27. This week, tune in for the Roots Rising Showcase featuring some of Taj’s favorite emerging artists.
Saturday | 6 pm | Virtual | $25-$80 | https://hultcenter.org/events/taj-mahal-livestream-concert-series/
Rosanne Parry: Children’s Book Author
Author Rosanne Parry, who wrote “A Wolf Called Wander,” will be doing a virtual presentation through the Eugene Public Library to answer your questions.
Saturday | 3 pm | Virtual | Free | https://www.eugene-or.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=23529&month=3&year=2021&day=17&calType=0
McKenzie River Half Marathon and Bring in Spring 5K
Lace up your running shoes and head out to Armitage Park for the McKenzie River Half Marathon and Bring in Spring 5K. This scenic route will take your through the Hayden Bridge Neighborhood, onto Old Mohawk Road, and then to McKenzie View Drive before finishing at Armitage Park.
Sunday | 9 am | Armitage Park, 90064 Coburg Rd.; Emerald Dance Center, 2095 Yolanda Ave., Springfield | See website for pricing | https://level32racing.com/mckenzie-river-half
The Fifth Hypothesis
Oregon Contemporary Theatre is hosting a virtual reading of The Fifth Hypothesis by local playwright Paul Calandrino. Directed by artistic director Craig Willis and stage managed by Colleen Rooney, the six-person cast will read through this story of two siblings fighting over an inheritance.
Tuesday | 7:30 pm | Virtual | Free | https://www.octheatre.org/the-fifth-hypothesis
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 | https://www.5stmarket.com/events/weekend-market-yxada-nx2kx-86p8p-efr88-rdaaz-m2f6r-n9pjd-dztbb
New Zone Gallery presents their Zone-4-All exhibit, an annual non-juried show that is open to all who want to submit. See the display and take in local art!
Ongoing | During normal gallery hours | New Zone Gallery, 22 W 7th Ave. | Free admission | https://www.newzonegallery.org/
Now open, Karin Clarke Gallery is hosting an exhibition featuring our animal friends. The show includes works by Rick Bartow, Marit Berg, Tom Blodgett, Matthew Dennison, Tallmadge Doyle, Adam Grosowsky, Robert Shlegel, and Betsy Wolfston.
Now through April 10 | During normal gallery hours | Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St. | Free admission | http://www.karinclarkegallery.com/animal-collective.html
Lane County Winter Farmers Market
Shop local and fresh at the Lane County Farmers Market! Check their “In Season” page to see what will be available on your shopping list (or expect to be surprised and inspired).
Saturdays through March 27 | 10 am | Oak St. and 8th Ave. | Free admission | https://www.lanecountyfarmersmarket.org/winter
Eugene Contemporary Art: A Critical Conversation
Continuing through March 21, Eugene Contemporary Art is bringing A Critical Conversation, a multi-faceted project focusing on the intersections of art, race, and privilege. The exhibition, which will be both in-person and have virtual options, will feature works by Gregory S. Black, Kathleen Caprario, Mika Aono, Kaitleyn Carr-Kiprotich, Ka’ila Farrell-Smith, Perry Johnson, Stormie Loury, William Rutherford, Josh Sands, Kerry Skarbakka, and Yvonne Stubbs. This week, Beth Robinson-Hartpence and Megan Malone will be hosting a panel discussion. Last chance!
Now through March 21 | Anti-Aesthetic, 245 W 8th Ave. | Reservations Required for in-person viewings | https://eugenecontemporaryart.com/eca-presents-a-critical-conversation/
Downtown Eugene Windowfront Exhibitions
Explore downtown Eugene to see the empty storefronts turned into interactive art installations. On display starting Friday through April 23!
Friday through April 23 | Ongoing | Multiple locations | Free admission | https://eugene-or.gov/4637/Windowfront-Exhibitions
Random Perfections & Embodied Experience
Maude Kerns Art Center is hosting two exhibits on Friday: Random Perfections & Embodied Experience. Random Perfections, in the Main Gallery, features ceramic pieces by Rebecca Arthur, abstract paintings by Carol Jenkins, and mixed media works by Geralyn Inokuchi. Embodied Experience, in the Salon Gallery, includes cut-paper pieces by Vicki Idema and elaborate sculptures by Karen Russo.
Now through March 26 | Regular gallery hours | $3-$5 suggested donation | http://www.mkartcenter.org/exhibits.html#upcoming
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!
Ongoing through September 12 | Eugene Family YMCA, 2055 Patterson St., and around town | $40-$50 | https://www.eugeneymca.org/programs/health-wellness/2021-fitness-adventure
The House of Strange Rituals will be revealing “Blink,” a collaborative piece with AHFEMME, on display in the window next to the McDonald Theatre.
Now through April 23 | Ongoing | 1038 Willamette St. | https://www.instagram.com/house_of_strange_rituals/?hl=en
Whiteaker Community Market Windowfront Exhibition and Virtual Market
The Whiteaker Community Market is displaying their vendors and hosting a virtual market, open through mid-April! Peep their windowfront exhibition and shop local!
Now through April 23 | Ongoing | Free admission | https://www.whiteakercommunitymarket.com/