This weekend has something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in checking out local tech companies, wanting to get some holiday gift ideas, or inspired to get involved with cleanup along the Willamette River, this weekend has something for you.
Eugene Tech Tour
Get to know local tech companies at the Eugene Tech Tour this Thursday. See what the companies are working on, network with other participants, experience the company culture, and learn more about jobs available, all at this great event, which will end with an after party at Level Up Arcade. Check out the website for a list of participating companies and their current job openings.
Thursday | 4 pm | Kesey Square, 10 E Broadway | $5-$10 | techoregon.org
Experience Hendrix brings multiple artists together to celebrate the works of Jimi Hendrix and his contributions to music. His classics—like “Purple Haze,” “Voodoo Child,” and “Foxey Lady”—will be performed by outstanding musicians, like Joe Satriani, Buddy Guy, and Dweezil Zappa, among others.
Thursday | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $48-$65.75 | https://www.hultcenter.org/directory/Experience-Hendrix.htm
Holiday Food and Gift Festival
Be inspired and collect gift ideas for this year’s upcoming holiday season at the 24th Annual Holiday Food and Gift Festival next weekend. Visit the more than 100 booths, which will cover art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, décor, and much more. There will also be a large gourmet food area where you can sample and purchase items for all your party needs.
Friday, 12 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10 am | Lane Events Center, 796 W 13th Ave. | Free admission | hfgf.com
First Friday ArtWalk
October’s First Friday ArtWalk, hosted by current reigning Slug Queen, SluGoddess Slime Shine will start at The New Zone Gallery to see their “ZONE 4 ALL” show. The guided tour will then continue to see Tallmadge Doyle’s “High Tides Rising” series, then to Stonewood Construction for Wes Shafer’s “Elemental” collection, and the “It’s For Me” showcase of seven of Parlour Tattoo’s artists at Epic Seconds, ending at Kesey Square with the goal to “Fill the Square with Poetry” with Wordcrafters in Eugene.
Friday | 5:30 pm | Starting at The New Zone Gallery, 22 W 7thAve. | Free admission | lanearts.org
Middle Eastern Folk and Belly Dance
The Eugene Public Library is hosting a presentation of classic, modern, folkloric, and fusion dances performed by the Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene. Join them to celebrate and learn more about the culture behind these dances.
Friday | 6 pm | Eugene Public Library, 100 W 10thAve. | Free | eugene-or.gov
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Radio Redux is bringing Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, to life at the opening show of their 2019/2020 season. Before the show, enjoy a free, illustrated behind-the-show talk by Patrick Luciano and a lobby exhibition of radio collectibles, curated by Dennis Wright. There will also be a presentation of a classic Duffy’s Taverncomedy episode.
Friday, 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 2 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $18.50-$26.25 | radioreduxusa.com
Great Willamette Cleanup
Head to your favorite river spot to help during the annual Great Willamette Clean Up. Participate by canoe, kayak, motor boat, jet ski, bike, by foot, or with any other appropriate mode of transportation to help clean. Official cleanup sites will be posted along the way, with several areas hosting post-cleanup celebrations. See website for more details.
Saturday | All day | Along the Willamette River | Free | willamette-riverkeeper.org
House Concert with Siri Vik
Support arts education at the House Concert with Siri Vik this Sunday, hosted by the Lane Arts Council. Enjoy mountain views, small plates from Noisette, and wine from Stanton Vineyard while listening to vocalist Siri Vik and pianist Nathalie Fortin. The location will be sent with your confirmation. Visit their website for ticketing information.
Sunday | 3 pm | $45 |lanearts.org
The Waterboys, a blues band, is coming to the Hult Center, bringing their recently released album “Where the Action Is.” The album pays homage to Robert Parker’s classic “Let’s Go Baby,” while highlighting the talents of their front man and founder, Mike Scott. Come see this fantastic album in full glory on Wednesday.
Wednesday | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $33-$48.75 | hultcenter.org
Next week: Florence Wine and Chowder Trail
Historic Old Town Florence is hosting the annual Wine and Chowder Trail on October 11 through 13. All weekend, be on the hunt during the Great Glass Float Trail, with your chance to win a memorable and collectible float. Celebrate 10 Oregon wineries along the Wine Trail on Saturday, with celebration of local chowder on the Chowder Trail on Sunday.
October 11-13 | Saturday and Sunday, 12 pm | Old Town Florence | $5 | florencechamber.com