Check out great artists performing in Eugene, have a night at the opera, enjoy Oregon’s scenic landscapes 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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Opening Night with the Eugene Symphony
After over a year away from the stage, the Eugene Symphony is set to return this Thursday with a fantastic performance in store. Sit back and soak in Libby Larsen’s Deep Summer Music, Florence Price’s lyrical Piano Concerto and Sergei Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances. A beautiful night of music awaits.
Thursday | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | Prices Vary | eugenesymphony.org
Blue Pool hike
Enjoy the final bits that summer has to offer and hike the beautiful McKenzie Trail to the Blue Pool at Tamolitch Falls. Connect with other nature goers in the community and take in Oregon’s beauty. The hike is a four-mile round trip with approximately 300 feet of elevation gain.
Thursday | 9:00 am | Ages 18 + | Bob Keefer Center, 250 S 32nd St. | $20 | willamalane.org
Willow at the McDonald Theatre
Multi-genre artist and famed daughter of Will Smith, Willow Smith, will be performing at the McDonald Theatre this Thursday. Breaking onto the music scene in 2010 with her hit single, ‘Whip My Hair’, Willow has certainly grown as an artist extending her range with R&B inspired elements and Punk in her latest releases.
Thursday | 7 pm | McDonald Theater, 1010 Willamette St. | $25 | mcdonaldtheatre.com
Porter Robinson at Cuthbert
Porter Robinson will be bringing his new album ‘Nurture’ to Cuthbert this Thursday. Porter Robinson is a top artist in the EDM world and his shows are nothing but spectacular. With supporting acts James Ivy and Jai Wolf, this performance will be a can’t miss for any EDM lover.
Thursday | 6:30 pm | Cuthbert Theater, 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy. | $40 | thecuthbert.com
Andy Frasco & The U.N. at Sessions Music Hall
Catch blues rock band Andy Frasco & The U.N. at Sessions Music Hall this Thursday. Formed in Los Angeles, they will be bringing a show full of infectious guitar licks and witty lyrics up to Eugene. Enjoy a fantastic dinner from The Conservatory prior to the show with the dinner and show ticket option.
Thursday | 7:00 pm | Sessions Music Hall, 44 E 7th Ave. | Prices Vary | sessionsmusichall.com
Radio Redux: The Burns and Allen Show
Eugene’s hit retro radio theater is eager to return after over a year of having their doors closed. In their opening weekend, Radio Redux will be giving a five star salute to one of the great comedy duos, George Burns and Gracie Allen. Enjoy a show that evokes a 1940’s radio program and be ready to laugh.
Friday – Sunday | Times Vary | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $19 | hultcenter.org
Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge
Push your limits at this year’s Oakridge Triple Summit Race. The race spans over three days and comes out to 40 miles but with options to run just one or all three days, this race is fit for any level of runner. The race will take place through the beautiful forest and scenic trails of Oakridge.
Friday – Sunday | Hardesty Trail Parking Lot: Westfir, OR 97492 | $140 | oakridgetriplesummitchallenge.com
Eugene Opera: Lucy
Lucy is a monodrama composed for baritone and chamber ensemble by John Glover and Kelley Rourke. The opera tells the story of a psychologist and his wife taking in a baby chimpanzee and raising it as their own and the struggles that come along. Come be intrigued by the idea of the morality and ethics of animal research through this beautiful performance.
Friday & Sunday | Times Vary | Wild Fish Theater, 630 Main St, Springfield | eugeneopera.org
Andy Shauf at Sessions Music Hall
Canadian based singer-songwriter, Andy Shauf, will be bringing his delightful indie tunes to Sessions Music Hall this Saturday. Shauf is a multi-instrumentalist and has become a top name in indie music in recent years. Recently announcing his new album, Wilds, due out September 24, it’s sure to be a night filled with new and familiar tracks.
Saturday | 8:00 pm | Sessions Music Hall, 44 E 7th Ave. | $25 | sessionsmusichall.com
An R-Rated Magic Show
Side-splitting comedy and mind-blowing magic are brought into the spotlight as comedy magician Grant Freeman performs his unique, raunchy show full of surprises. You’ll be sure to be laughing and scratching your head the whole time.
September 28th | 8:00 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $28 | hultcenter.org
Rick Bartow at Karin Clarke Gallery
The late Rick Bartow was one of the nation’s most prominent Native American artists showcasing his brilliant pastel works across the globe. Bartow’s work evokes the idea of the transformation between the human and animal realm. View his captivating work at Karin Clarke Gallery through October.
September 29 – October 10 | Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St. | karinclarkegallery.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
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
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
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