By Eugene Magazine

Celebrate Bike Month, the return of baseball, a 30-year anniversary, and much more around Lane County this week! 

Please attend in-person events responsibly, wear a mask, and follow all proper safety guidelines. Events are subject to change.

Submit your own event for consideration!

 

Em’s Home Opener

Eugene’s home baseball team, the Eugene Emerald’s, are stepping up to the plate for their home season opener this Thursday in a series against the Hillsboro Hops. Cheer them on and dance with Sluggo through their whole season!

Opening Thursday | 7:35 pm | PK Park, 2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. | $15 | milb.com/eugene

 

Everyday Inspiration

On Friday, Maude Kerns Art Center is opening “Everyday Inspirations,” featuring works by multiple artists covering all mediums. Through charcoal, graphite, pastels, photography, and more, the artists have submitted works showcasing pieces with still life inspirations. Open until June 4.

Opening Friday | Normal gallery hours | Suggested donation: $3-$5 | Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E 15th Ave. | mkartcenter.org

 

Bike Month: Retro Ride Brewery Tour

360 Cycles is hosting a group ride, inviting retro rides (and everyone else) to join them for a cruise around some of Eugene’s urban breweries.

Saturday | 12 pm | Meet at Skinner Butte Park, 248 Cheshire Ave. | Free admission | 21+ | facebook.com/events

 

Soromundi’s 30-year Retrospective

On Saturday, the Soromundi Lesbian Chorus will be celebrating their 30th year with a retrospective that includes a panel discussion with artistic director Lisa Hellemn, founder Karm Hagedorn, and others, as well as a Q and A session, a slideshow, and a tribute to members who have been lost over the years. Register on their website.

Saturday | 7 pm | Virtual | Free | soromundi.org

 

Courage

Oregon Mozart Players is hosting a virtual premiere of Courage, including performances by the 2020 Young Soloist Competition Winners: Maggie Carter on double bass and Ian Song on Violin. The night will include performances of “Princesa de la Luna” by Mason, “Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra” by Vanhal, Mozart’s “Divertimento in F Major, K. 138,” and Vivaldi’s “Winter” from The Four Seasons. Available for streaming until June 14.

Premiering Saturday | 7:30 pm | Virtual | Suggested donation: $25 | oregonmozartplayers.org

 

Bike Month: Climate Revolutions 2021 Revival Ride

Join Climate Revolutions by Bike for a revival ride at Monroe City Park that is appropriate for all ages and experience levels. Climate Revolutions by Bike seeks a sustainable future that includes bicycling as a major mode of transportation.

Sunday | 1 pm | Starting at Monroe City Park, 10th Ave. and Monroe St. | Free | facebook.com/events

 

SymphonyGO!

The Eugene Symphony will be sending trumpeters Sarah Viens and Dave Bender for a performance at Kesey Square on Tuesday as part of their SymphonyGO! series and in partnership with the Harmonic Laboratory and City of Eugene Cultural Services Artistic Encounters program.

Tuesday | 12 pm | Kesey Square, Willamette St. and Broadway | Free | eugenesymphony.org

 

Sanctuary: A Performance

On Wednesday, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art will be hosting a conversation with the artists behind “Sanctuary: A Performance,” which is a live and virtual performance exploring women/queer people of color’s experiences seeking refuge from the ongoing violence of colonization. The conversation will include Ana-Maurine Lara, Akiko Hatakeyama, Rosamond S. King, Courtney Desiree Morris, and director D’Lo, moderated by Jillian Hernandez. Check out their website for how to watch “Sanctuary: A Performance.”

Wednesday | 6 pm | Virtual | Free | jsma.uoregon.edu

ONGOING EVENTS

Markets

Weekend Market

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

 

Saturday Market

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 opens

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 | https://florencefarmersmarket.org/

 

Art Exhibits

Mark Clarke: Discoveries

Karin Clarke Gallery is hosting “Mark Clarke: Discoveries,” featuring works by the owner’s father that have only recently been discovered, including coastal works, imaginative pieces, and more. On display through May 29.

Now through May 29 | Usual gallery hours | Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St. | Free admission | karinclarkegallery.com

 

14th annual NewArt Northwest Kids exhibition

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 Corridor Galleries. Following the theme of “Art, Hope, and Resilience,” students were encouraged to share their own stories through words and images.

Now through June 14 | Open during normal museum hours | Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 1430 Johnson Ln. | See website for admission prices | jsma.uoregon.edu

 

Gigi Lassan

Florence-based artist Gigi Lassan’s acrylic abstract paintings and “Avec Le Temps” jewelry collection are currently on display at the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce visitor center, now through June 1, on loan from The Studios at Jayne Smoley Design. Her paintings are often inspired by impressionists like Sam Francis, Jackson Pollock, Kupka, and Zao Wou-Ki, among others.

Now through June 1 | Ongoing | Florence Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, 290 Hwy-101, Florence | Free | facebook.com/gislenegigilassan

 

The Vanishing West

White Lotus Gallery is opening The Vanishing West: Photographs by Rich Bergeman, starting Friday. The exhibit features photographs depicting “what’s been left behind” around the Pacific Northwest. His works will be on display until June 12.

Now through June 12 | During usual gallery hours | White Lotus Gallery, 767 Willamette St. | Free admission | wlotus.com

 

Windowfront Exhibitions

New Windowfront Exhibitions have opened downtown, this time for the Asian Celebration: Strength in Unity. See art installations, like “1000 Hopes” by Sara Miura Zolbrod or “Our Stories: Immigrants of America” by Melissa “Mimi” Nolledo, and windowfront paintings by Urban Canvas artists. On display until June 7. Check out their website for a map and full list of all 13 exhibitions.

Now until June 7 | Ongoing | Throughout Downtown Eugene | Free | eugene-or.gov

 

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

 

Broadway Streatery

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