Hike and enjoy the fall trees, attend an interactive light based art show, walk to end Alzheimer’s 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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Madeleine Peyroux at the Shedd Institute
Madeleine Peyroux will be making a stop on her world tour in Eugene this Thursday for a night of beautiful music. Her recent album release has shifted her out of the exclusive jazz realm and into the mainstream. Performing rich covers of artists like Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, James P. Johnson along with her original songs, Peyroux is set to daze the crowd.
Thursday | 7:00 pm | Shedd Institute, 868 High St. | $25 | theshedd.org
Todd Snider w/ Lilly Winwood
Todd Snider will be bringing tunes from his new album, ‘First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder’ to the Hult Center this Friday. Snider, after a prosperous career of 18 previous albums, continues to push the limits of his sound. His new album combines elements of funk, folk, and indie providing a new refreshing sound.
Friday | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $35 | hultcenter.org
BEAM 2021 Art Show
BEAM 2021 is bringing mesmerizing art to the downtown blocks of Eugene this Friday. The popup event is an interactive art show being a showcase of art that incorporates light. The event will feature dance performances, performance art, 2D and 3D pieces and much more. Come enjoy a beautiful night from local artists.
Friday | 7:00 – 10:00 pm | Park Blocks, 8th Ave and Oak St. | Free | artcityeugene.com
Run For Your Life 5k
Get in the halloween spirit by running from zombies on this special 5K taking place this Saturday. Run through the beautiful Alton Baker race course while also having some spirited October fun. This event will follow CDC guidelines and it’s important to note that the zombie makeup may scare young children.
Saturday | 3:00 pm | Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd. | $30 | eclecticedgeracing.com
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Help the fight against Alzheimer’s by donating or registering for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s this Sunday. Join others in the community that have been impacted by Alzheimer’s and walk through Alton Baker Park. Make a team to walk together or go individually, all are welcome.
Sunday | 12:00 pm | Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd. | $30 | act.alz.org
Willamalane North Fork Willamette Hike
Join other nature lovers in the community and hike from the historic logging town of Westfir upstream past natural swimming holes and a historic dam site. The hike is around 5 miles with easy trails and mild elevation suitable for anyone 18+. The trees will be turning due to fall coming and some great scenic views and sites will certainly be present.
Sunday | 9:00 am | Bob Keefer Center, 250 S 32nd St. | $20 | willamalane.org
Beethoven’s Eroica at the Shedd Institute
Michael Anderson and the micro philharmonic present the premier of Anderson’s arrangement for chamber ensemble of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3. This work is known to be important as it marked the transition from the classical period to the romantic era. This will be a can’t miss for any classical music or philharmonic fan.
October 10-11 | Times Vary | Shedd Institute, 868 High St. | Prices Vary | theshedd.org
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
The second Monday of October has been declared Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Contrary to the fact of Christopher Columbus discovering America, there were rich and vibrant cultures already established by Native Americans that were and have been decimated. Board Chairman, Joe Berney, when talking about the decision said, “This declaration is one step toward recognizing the many contributions Indigenous people have made to our community, particularly the Kalapuya peoples whose traditional homeland is where Lane County now stands.”
Pimps of Joytime at Sessions Music Hall
Pimps of Joytime is a group combining influences from the Brooklyn indie scene and New Orleans funk. Their upbeat performances and music centers on a place of positivity and love. Come have a drink and dance the night away with Pimps of Joytime on the 13th.
October 13 | 9:00 pm | Sessions Music Hall, 44 E 7th Ave. | $20 | sessionsmusichall.com
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
Florence Farmers Market
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
Spencer Creek Growers’ Market
The Spencer Creek Growers’ Market is celebrating their 12th year 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!
Saturday | 10 am | Spencer Creek Grange, 86013 Lorane Hwy. | Free admission | spencercreekmarkets.org
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
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
Sunday Funday Bluegrass Concert series
Every Sunday, join Pfeiffer Winery for their summer Sunday Funday Bluegrass Concert series! Sip some stunning wine while swaying along to local bluegrass and folk bands.
Sundays | 1 pm | Pfeiffer Winery, 25040 Jaeg Rd., Junction City | $5 | 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