By Eugene Magazine

Travel back to ancient China with Shen Yun, hike along shotgun creek, attend fantastic live music and much more at these events happening in Lane County this week.

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

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The Emerald City Jazz Kings: I’m Glad There Is You 

The Emerald City Jazz Kings will be taking the stage at the Shedd Institute joined by Shedd veterans Siri Vik and Bill Hulings for a can’t miss performance. The performance will be a tribute to famed jazz vocalist Johnny Hartman and Hollywood entertainer Lena Horne  —  both integral to the popularity of jazz throughout the late 1900’s.

Thursday, Saturday, Sunday | Times Vary | Shedd Institute, 868 High St. | $32 | theshedd.org

 

Diá de los Muertos at Maude Kerns Art Center

The Maude Kerns Art Center will be celebrating their 28th annual Diá de los Muertos exhibit starting this Friday. The exhibit consists of beautiful artwork from local artists, community altars, and a special gift shop. The Mexican Day of the Dead celebration acknowledges the link between the communities of the living and the dead.  

October 15 – November 5 | Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E 15th Ave. | mkartcenter.org

 

Shen Yun at the Hult Center

Shen Yun provides a magical night taking you back to the world of ancient China. The stunning performance consists of beautiful backdrops, boundary pushing performing arts, and the rich music from China courtesy of the orchestra. You will simply not want to miss this performance. 

Saturday, Sunday | Times Vary | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $80 | hultcenter.org 

 

10 x 10 Series: The Black Tones 

Seattle based rock group, The Black Tones, will be playing at the Hult Center this Saturday. Twin siblings, Eva and Cedric Walker, founded the band in their grandmother’s basement and now have become a top name in the Seattle rock music scene. Bringing a beautifully blended mix of blues and rock, it’s sure to be a groovy night of tunes. 

Saturday | 8:00 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $10 | hultcenter.org

Talons at Home

Gather the family and have the opportunity to get a close look at the many beautiful birds from the Cascades Raptor Center. The fundraiser for Raptor Resiliency concludes with this magnificent virtual event. Learn more about the Cascades Raptor Center and how their work benefits both humans and wildlife alike. 

Saturday | 7:00 pm | Virtual | Free | cascadesraptorcenter.org 

 

Flogging Molly & Violent Femmes at the Cuthbert

Flogging Molly is a seven piece band playing a funky mix of traditional Irish music and spunky pop rock. Violent Femmes are a cult rock trio first appearing on the scene in the 1980s’. Their music captured the essence of teen angst and they played a large role in the emergence of grunge music. It’s going to be a night filled with high energy rock and punk at the Cuthbert.

Sunday | 5:30 pm | The Cuthbert, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy. | $45 | thecuthbert.com

 

Shotgun Creek Hike

A perfect opportunity to meet with nature lovers of the community and explore Oregon’s beauty. The easy 3.4 mile hike takes you through beautiful trees and forests along shotgun creek in Lane County. While on the hike, get to learn about the fascinating history of the Wendling area. 

October 19 | 9:00 am | Departs from Bob Keefer Center, 250 S 32nd St | willamalane.org

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

Art Exhibits and Performances

BLM Grant Program exhibit

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art has opened two exhibitions: The first is the world premiere of 56 Black Men, a photograph collection by Cephas Williams, who photographed black men, all wearing hoodies, but with their real occupation captioned underneath them, challenging racial stereotypes. The second is the Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Program Exhibition, featuring works by artists selected by a jury to each receive grants to continue their artwork in connection to the Black Lives Matter movement. Stay tuned for more information about this exhibition!

Art by Marco Elliott

56 Black Men | On display until October 10 | During regular museum hours | Museum admission prices | jsma.uoregon.edu

Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Program Exhibition | On display until November 21 | During regular museum hours | Museum admission prices | https://jsma.uoregon.edu

Other ongoing events

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

 

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

 

Trivia Night at Tap and Growler

Gather your friends and head over to Tap and Growler every Wednesday night to put your trivia skills to the test. Enjoy good food and drink while trying to outsmart the rest to claim the trivia champion title.

Wednesdays | 7 pm | Tap and Growler, 207 E 5th Ave. | tapandgrowler.com