Drink delicious wine, enjoy live entertainment, and learn about the culture and art of the Latino/a/x community 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!
Friday Night Concerts and Wine
Silvan Ridge Winery will be hosting a night of live music, wine, and great food with all proceeds going to Relief Nursery in Eugene. Relief Nursery aims to stop the cycle of child abuse by strengthening parents and encouraging successful resilient children. The night will be filled with funk and rock music thanks to local band Inner Limits.
Friday | 6:30 pm | Silvan Ridge Winery, 27012 Briggs Hill Rd. | 5$ Admission Fee | reliefnursery.org
Fiesta Cultural Kick-Off at the First Friday ArtWalk
Fiesta Cultural celebrates Latino/a/x arts and culture in Lane County. Come enjoy your community with interesting art, live music, and great food. See an art piece you like? Have the opportunity to purchase certain works at the mini Whiteaker Market featured at the event.
Friday | 5:30 pm | Kesey Square, 10 E. Broadway | Free Admission | eugene-or.gov
Hope on the Butte
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. Terra Nova Trio will be playing Saturday and is an intimate chamber ensemble bringing together different inspirations from all around the world.
Saturday | 5:00 pm | 32111 Fox Hollow Rd. | Prices Vary | eventbrite.com
Sessions Music Hall Grand Reopening
Serving delicious cuisine and drinks from The Conservatory with headlining musical act High Step Society along with four other acts, it is sure to be a groovy night at Sessions Music Hall. Buy tickets to just the concert or select the Dinner and Show option to get an entree, cocktail, and access to the musical events for a great price.
Saturday | 7:00 pm | Sessions Music Hall, 44 E 7th Ave. | Prices Vary | sessionsmusichall.com
Wine and Raptors
Enjoy succulent wine while observing and learning about fascinating animals courtesy of Cascades Raptor Center. Dimitri, a stunning Eurasian Eagle-Owl, will be present at the event along with Raptor Center Staff to talk and answer questions.
September 8 | 6:30 pm | Sweet Cheeks Winery, 27007 Briggs Hill Rd. | 10$ Admission Fee | cascadesraptorcenter.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
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
New Opening at Karin Clarke Gallery
Established Eugene painter, Margaret Coe, will be showing her work in an exhibit entitled ‘Wild Places’ at the Karin Clarke Gallery through September 25th. Coe took inspiration from the forest behind her home and a particular beach on the Oregon coast. The work speaks to the power of nature and the effect it can have on the soul.
Ongoing until September 25 | Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St | karinclarkegallery.com
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 | eugeneymca.org
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
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
Asian Hanging Scrolls
The White Lotus Gallery’s exhibit, From the Stave to the Dowel, is currently on display featuring beautiful selections of Chinese and Japanese paintings. East Asian paintings and calligraphy are traditionally displayed by hanging them resulting in a stunning viewing experience.
Ongoing until September 18 | White Lotus Gallery, 767 Willamette St. | wlotus.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
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