Learn about making healthy choices, bike to work, and support local nonprofits among the many events going on 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!
Arts & Culture Roundtable
The Lane Arts Council is hosting their second of a series of Arts and Culture Roundtables on Thursday, facilitated by Ritu Roy and Eric Braman. They will guide the conversations around better understanding and acknowledging the inequalities that exist in our arts community. Register in advance.
Thursday | 5 pm | Virtual | Free | lanearts.org
HIV Alliance’s Big Night
The HIV Alliance is hosting their annual Big Night, a virtual auction fundraiser benefitting their programs. Bid on one (or more) of their 56 packages, which include beachfront vacations to Puerta Vallarta, Hawaiian getaways, and more! RSVP on their website!
Thursday | 5:30 pm | Virtual | Free+ | hivalliance.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/BigNightANighttoRemember
SpringFilm: House on Haunted Hill
For this month’s Springfilm viewing and discussion, the Springfield Public Library will be presenting 1959 classic House on Haunted Hill on Thursday. Join them starting at 6:30 pm.
Thursday | 6:30 pm | Virtual | Free | facebook.com/events
Oakridge Community Wildfire Safety Night
Oakridge Air is hosting a Community Wildfire Safety night in Oakridge to educate the community on the tools available to better prepare for wildfire season through a viewing of The West is Burning and a community panel discussion. To RSVP and see who’s on the panel, visit their website.
Friday | 5 pm | Greenwaters Park Amphitheater, 48362 OR-58, Oakridge | Free | bit.ly/oakridge-wildfirefilm
Bike to Work Day
Bike Month: Friday is Bike to Work Day! Jump on your bike and head to work, or, if you’re working from home, it’s a good excuse for a bike ride around your neighborhood. The point is to avoid driving, so even if it’s just to run some errands, your two-wheeled, human-powered vehicle is the goal!
Friday | All day | webikelane.org
YMCA Healthy Kids Day
On Saturday, the Eugene Family YMCA will be virtually celebrating their annual Healthy Kids Day. Learn about the importance of developing healthy habits through a storytime, a family dance party, and a chance to make a fruit pizza as a family. Register on their website.
Saturday | 10:30 am | Virtual | Free | eugeneymca.org
Circe author Madeline Miller
Author Madeline Miller will be virtually visiting the Eugene Public Library on Saturday. Her latest work, Circe, retells the classic tale with vivid characters, occult powers, family rivalry, and much more. She will be discussing Circe and her other works, as well as answering questions.
Saturday | 2 pm | Virtual | Free | youtube.com/watch?v=-5soTAiU9pQ
Delgani String Quartet Season Finale
The Delgani String Quartet is closing out their season with Delgani IV: Shostakovich Piano Quartet. This virtual program will include Dvorak’s Ninth Quartet and Tomas Svoboda’s Tenth Quartet.
Sunday, 3 pm; Tuesday, 7:30 pm | Virtual | $5-$90 | delgani.org
Strides for social Justice bike ride
Bike Month: Follow along the Strides for Social Justice app from your bike. See our area’s social justice landmarks and achievements either along this bike ride or anytime!
Sunday | 4 pm | Starting at Alton Baker Park, 200 Day Island Rd. | Free | facebook.com/events
Ninkasi Better Living Room opening
After being closed since March 2020, the Ninkasi Better Living Room is finally reopening for on-site drinking and dining on May 25! Make your reservation on their website.
Tuesday | Ninkasi Better Living Room, 155 Blair Blvd. | Food and drink available for purchase | ninkasibrewing.com
SymphonyGo Kesey Square
The Eugene Symphony will be returning to Kesey Square for their next installation of SymphonyGO! This performance features a Trombone Trio with trombonists Henry Henniger and Carson Keeble, and bass trombonist Graham Middleton.
Tuesday | 12 pm | Kesey Square, Willamette St. and Broadway | Free | eugenesymphony.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 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 | florencefarmersmarket.org
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
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
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
Maude Kerns Art Center is showing “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
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