By Eugene Magazine

Experience local art, engage with the community, run through Oregon’s beauty, 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!

 

McKenzie River Trust at Alesong Brewing

Alesong Brewing will be hosting a happy hour with representatives from McKenzie River Trust engaging in conversation about their organization and mission. McKenzie River Trust is dedicated to protect special lands, restoring natural systems and encouraging a connection to nature. Enjoy delicious drinks and connect with your community learning about a local organization working to keep nature as beautiful as it is. 

Thursday | 5:00 pm | Alesong Brewing, 80848 Territorial Hwy. | alesongbrewing.com 

 

The Emerald City Jazz Kings

The Shedd Institute will be hosting the Emerald City Jazz Kings lead by Shirley Andress commemorating the extraordinary singer & actress Doris Day. The Jazz Kings produce four original concerts per year based on music from the 1920’s through 50’s. A beautiful night of music is in store for any jazz or classical music fan at the Shedd Institute. 

September 9-12 | 7:30 pm | The Shedd Institute, 868 High St. | Prices Vary | theshedd.org

 

Nights at the Raptor Center

The Cascades Raptor Center is putting on a great night with the opportunity to learn about spectacular animals and the experience of staff working with these animals. Get a tour of the center, meet birds on the glove and chat with the executive director and staff. With food and beverages provided, this will be a great night filled with wonder and is a can’t miss for any nature or bird lover. 

Friday | 6:30 | Cascades Raptor Center, 32275 Fox Hollow Rd. | $50 Admission | cascadesraptorcenter.org 

 

Willamalane’s Wacky Golf Tournament 

Camp Putt Adventure Golf Park is hosting a fun night for all ages to bring their wackiest putt putt hits at this golf tournament. Rules and regulations have been thrown out the window and the crazier moves the better. Bring your family or friends and have fun letting loose and competing for prizes. 

September 14 | All Day | Camp Putt Adventure Golf Park, 4006 Franklin Blvd. | willamalane.org

 

Rods and Rhodies Car Show

Head to Florence to check out over 125 awe-inspiring classic hot rods from 1976 and earlier. Enjoy live music and great food while admiring beautiful cars in a beautiful area on the Oregon coast. Any classic car owner is welcome to come and show off their beloved car at the event. 

September 10-11 | Old Town Florence, Bay St. | $45 Admission Fee | rodsnrhodies.org 

 

Lane Arts Fiesta Cultural 

Celebrate Hispanic heritage at the Lane Arts Fiesta Cultural event this Friday. Connect with people from the community and enjoy folkloric ballet, mariachi, an el grito ceremony, an open dance floor, delicious food and much more. 

Friday | 5:00 pm | Springfield City Hall, 225 5th St | Free Admission | lanearts.org

 

The Mayor’s Teen Art Show

Make the trip to the Maude Kerns Art Center and check out the talented young artists of Lane County. The exhibit will feature wonderful art by teenagers from schools all across Eugene. Experience their unique perspective and sheer creativity through a variety of mediums and pieces. 

September 13 – October 1 | Maude Kerns Art Center | 1910 E 15th Ave. | mkartcenter.org

 

Veneta Harvest Festival 

The Harvest festival is a fun filled fundraiser for the programs of the Fern Ridge Service Center. Programs include the Love Project food pantry, Senior Meals and Dining, Senior Connections, social and health services. The Harvest Festival includes live music, food and artisan booths, a pie baking contest, chili cook off, kid zone, and a pancake breakfast.

Saturday | 10:00 am | Downtown Veneta, 2nd & Broadway | Free Admission | venetaoregon.gov

 

Strings at the Streatery 

Listen to beautiful live music courtesy of the Eugene Symphony while enjoying amazing food on the Broadway Streatery. The quartet will be located between Olive and Willamette and will be amplified. Get your family and friends together and head out to Broadway for this unique dining experience. 

Saturday | 6:00 pm | Broadway Streatery, East Broadway | Free Admission | eugenesymphony.org

 

McKenzie River Trail Run

Take in Lane County’s beautiful scenery and nature on this year’s McKenzie River Trail Run. The race offers runners a technically challenging course with only moderate elevation gains and the inspiration of some of Oregon’s most breathtaking nature sights.

Saturday | 7:00 am | Carmen Reservoir | $95 Admission | mrtr.org 

 

Art on the Amazon

The city of Eugene Recreation and Cultural Services is calling all young artists to partake in the Art on the Amazon event to showcase 2D and 3D pieces created by folks ages 8-18. This is a great opportunity to showcase art in a judge free environment. The Eugene Springfield Youth Orchestra will also be playing a free concert at the event. 

Saturday | 11:00 am | Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard St. | Free Admission | artontheamazon.com

 

Big Freedia at WOW Hall

Known as the Queen of Bounce music, Big Freedia is New Orleans-based hip-hop artist and worldwide ambassador of bounce music. It is certain to be a groovy night at WOW Hall so grab tickets while they’re still available.

Saturday | 8:00 pm | WOW Hall, 291 W 8th Ave. | $25 Admission | wowhall.org

 

Eugene Opera Fall Gala

Enjoy a German inspired meal at the beautiful Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm while listening to the dynamic Eugene Opera. Featuring the music of Schubert, Schumann, Madonna, Van Halen and much more. Have a drink, eat great food, and relax with the Eugene Opera this Tuesday.

September 14 | 5:30 pm | Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm, 36777 Wheeler Rd, Pleasant Hill, OR 97455 | $125 Admission | eugeneopera.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