By Eugene Magazine

Run a marathon through the Pacific Northwest, groove out to live music, connect with dog lovers 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.

Submit your own event for consideration!

 

Louis the Child Live at Cuthbert 

Grab your dancing shoes and head to Cuthbert to see the highly anticipated Louis the Child show. Louis the Child is an EDM duo and is a top act in the electronic dance music scene. With opening acts Manila Killa and Evan GIIA, it’s sure to be a night filled with excitement.

Thursday | 6:00 pm | Cuthbert Amphitheater, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy. | Prices Vary | thecuthburt.com 

 

Planet Dance by Xcape Dance Studio

Come enjoy a wonderful performance by the Xcape Dance Academy as they will be putting on a free show this Friday. Xcape Dance Academy is the breeding ground for artistic expression, for future leaders of our community, and for exceptional movement in the art of dance. 

Friday | 6:00 pm | Sheldon Community Center, 2445 Willakenzie Rd. | Free | xcapedance.com

 

Hope on the Butte – Kimberlee Uwate 

Hope on the butte offers a stunning outdoor venue with beautiful live music. Hosted by Andrea Halliday and Anice Thigpen at their home, they encourage you to bring your own food, drink, and seating options. Violist, Kimberlee Uwate, will be putting on a breathtaking show with her music rooted in growth, connection and reflection. 

Saturday | 4:00 pm | 32111 Fox Hollow Rd. | Prices Vary | eventbrite.com

 

Dog Fest

Dog Fest is a day devoted to dogs and dog lovers alike. Come connect with other dog owners and learn about training, nutrition, health amongst many other things. 

Saturday | 12:00 – 3:00 pm | Sheldon Community Center | 2445 Willakenzie Rd. | Free | kezi.com

 

The Red Not Chili Peppers

Enjoy a night with the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers with one of the most renowned tribute bands in the world. Formed in 2009, the Red NOT Chili Peppers quickly rose to be the Nation’s most active Chili Pepper tribute as well as spanning the globe through Brazil, Mexico, and Japan. The high energy performance will be a can’t miss for any RHCP fan in the area. 

Saturday | 8:00 pm | Sessions Music Hall, 44 E 7th Ave. | Prices Vary | sessionsmusichall.com 

 

Pacific Northwest Marathon

The Pacific Northwest Marathon will help you achieve new heights, overcome personal challenges, and be more healthy. Running through the Willamette Valley farm lands, the race is full of beautiful scenic views. There is an option for everyone looking to participate with a marathon, half marathon, and 5k race taking place. 

Saturday | Times Vary | Coburg, Oregon | Prices Vary | pacificnorthwestmarathon.com

 

Onward Eugene – Diane Allen 

Join international TEDx speaker Diane Allen for a workshop class on how to use your influence and craft it to become a leader. Influence for success and get the tools and learn what it takes to put together a winning pitch with Diane this Saturday. 

Saturday | 10:00 am | Virtual | $20 Admission  | onwardeugene.org  

 

Museum of Natural and Cultural History: Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History and Smithsonian affiliates across the nation are proud to join in this annual celebration of boundless curiosity. Enjoy free admission for two when you present a Museum Day ticket which can be downloaded on their website. 

Saturday | 10:00 am | Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1680 E 15th Ave. | Free Admission | mnch.uoregon.edu

 

Library Book Sale 

This one day book sale hosted by the Eugene Library will include very-gently-used books all priced at $1. Featuring a wide variety of nonfiction plus some popular fiction and children’s books, there is sure to be an option for everyone. All proceeds go to support Eugene Public Library programs. 

Saturday | 10:00 am | Eugene Public Library, 100 W 10th Ave. | Free | friendseugenelibrary.com

 

Becky Robinson at the Hult Center

Becky Robinson is an LGBTQ+ comedian based out of LA and has made quite the name for herself over the past handful of years. From posting viral comedy sketches to youtube, voice acting for numerous TV shows, and writing hit songs, she’s truly a jack of all trades. Join her at the Hult Center for a night filled with laughs. 

Sunday | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $30 Admission | hultcenter.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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Family Fun in the Sun

Fridays and Saturdays through the whole summer, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History is hosting “Family Fun in the Sun,” a series of family-friendly activities perfect for getting your child active and interested in history. August will have you walking with dinosaurs and the fossils they left behind.

Fridays and Saturdays | 11 am | Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1680 E 15th Ave. | Included with regular admission | mnch.uoregon.edu

 

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

 

Silvan Ridge Friday Night Concert Series

As part of their summer Friday Night Concert series, Silvan Ridge is combining good music, good food, and good wine to support a different cause each week. This week, enjoy food by Kico’s BBQ and live music from the Greg Nestler Band in support of the Eugene Civic Alliance.

Friday | 6:30 pm | Silvan Ridge Winery, 27012 Briggs Hill Rd. | $5 admission | silvanridge.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

 

Sunset Yoga

End every Wednesday through the summer with Sunset Yoga at Dorris Ranch. Take deep breaths and feel the flow while enjoying the natural sights. Register in advance.

Wednesdays | 7:30 pm | Dorris Ranch, 205 Dorris St., Springfield | $5-$6, Register in advance | willamalane.org