By Eugene Magazine

Food and music seem to be at the center of this week’s collection of events. See live and livestreamed music or sip some of your favorites at a local winery, among other things going on around Lane County.

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

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Digital Happy Hour

Join Oregon Contemporary Theatre for this month’s digital happy hour, focusing on ART, their upcoming show that asks how much art is really worth. They’ll be examining how they define art and how art defines us.

Thursday | 5 pm | Virtual | Free |


Mozart Chamber Music

Michael Anderson and microphilharmonic are bringing and evening of Mozart chamber music to The Shedd. Join them to see performances of Quartet in D Minor, K.421 and Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K.581.

Thursday | 7:30 pm |The Shedd Institute, 285 E Broadway | $19.50-$38 |


Pfeiffer Burgers and Brews

Pfeiffer Winery is kicking off their first Friday night Burgers and Blues with live music by Darline Jackson’s My Band. Sip on a glass of wine, or buy a whole bottle and indulge in delicious burgers.

Opening Friday | 6 pm | Pfieffer Winery, 25040 Jaeg Rd., Junction City | $5 admission |


Spencer Creek Growers’ Market opens

The Spencer Creek Growers’ Market is kicking off their 12th year on Saturday 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!

Opening Saturday | 10 am | Spencer Creek Grange, 86013 Lorane Hwy. | Free admission |


Memorial Day Weekend at Sweet Cheeks Winery

Sweet Cheeks Winery will have Kico’s Barbecue and live music from Cecil & Vinegar—as well as their stunning wine selection—to mark Memorial Day weekend. Join them all weekend!

Saturday-Monday | 12 pm | Sweet Cheeks Winery & Vineyard, 27007 Briggs Hill Rd. | Food and drink available for purchase |


Rudolf Korv

Eugene-based Americana musician Rudolf Korv will be performing in the 5th Street Public Market Alley on Sunday. The perfect opportunity to get your live music fix!

Sunday | 2 pm | 5th Street Market Alley, 296 E 5th Ave. | Free admission |


Eat with the Seasons

In partnership with Heart of Willamette Cooking School, the Lane County Farmers Market is hosting a monthly virtual cooking class that will teach you how to make seasonally inspired meals made from ingredients found at the market. This month, the menu tackles creamy new potato and zucchini soup, strawberry cucumber salad, and fava bean and tarragon crostini.

Sunday | 4 pm | Virtual | $35 |


Bets Cole: Right Angles & Raw Edges

Works by Elmira-based landscape artist Bets Cole will be on display at Karin Clarke Gallery starting Wednesday. 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.

Opening Wednesday | Normal gallery hours | Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St. | Free admission |



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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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. Closes Saturday!

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


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 |


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. Closes Tuesday!

Now through June 1 | Ongoing | Florence Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, 290 Hwy-101, Florence | Free |


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 |


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 |


Everyday Inspiration

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. |


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 |


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 |


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 |