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Memorial Day Weekend on the Territorial Wine Trail
May 26, 2012 - May 28, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Saturday - Monday
  • Event Admission: varies
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  • Location: South Willamette Wineries
  • Address: , Eugene, OR 97402

Enjoy winery open houses featuring fantastic food, wine and entertainment at the various wineries around the valley.

Events


105th Annual Rhododendron Festival
May 20, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Friday - Sunday
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  • Location: Various locations around town
  • Address: , Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.3128

Oregon's second longest running festival! This popular Florence celebration officially begins on Friday evening with the Rhody Pageant to crown "Queen Rhododendra." Activities throughout the weekend include parades, flower show, car show, arts and craft fair, 5K run, carnival and much, much more. This year's theme is "Nothing Short of Wild."

27th Annual Kite Festival
May 20, 2012
  • Event Times: Sunday, 2 - 5 p.m.
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  • Location: Roosevelt Middle School
  • Address: 680 East 24th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
  • Phone: 541.913.1965

Enjoy beautiful kites & performances throughout the afternoon at this annual event. Make your own kite for $2 and test out its flying skills and participate in the kite flying competition with fun prizes.

Art at the Ranch
May 20, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Saturday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: C & M Stables
  • Address: 90241 Hwy 101, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.997.7540

Enjoy a weekend of arts and crafts at the stables - a celebration in conjunction with Rhododendron weekend at the coast.

Bark in the Park
May 20, 2012
  • Event Times: Sunday, 9 a.m.
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  • Location: Alton Baker Park
  • Address: Club Rd and Coburg Rd, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.484.9883

This is a traditional fund-raising event for the Greenhill Human Society. Come run or walk alone or bring your furry companion to accompany you on your 5K run or 2K walk. There will also be dog performance exhibitions and fun for the entire family.

Duck Bill Thrill
May 20, 2012
  • Event Times: Sunday, 8 a.m.
  • Event Admission: $50 - $75
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  • Location: Winberry Park - Fall Creek Reservoir
  • Address: Lowell, OR
  • Phone: 541.484.9883

This is the fifth running of a unique USAT sanctioned Olympic distance triathlon with a 1500 meter swim, a 40K bike and 10K run. Compete as an individual or as part of a relay team.

In Accord Community Choir Spring Concert
May 20, 2012
  • Event Times: Sunday
  • Event Admission: Free; donation suggested
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  • Location: Wellsprings Friends School / Eugene Mennonite Church
  • Address: 3590 W. 18th Street, Eugene, OR 97402

In Accord is a secular choir that sings memorable songs related to issues social justice and peace. To benefit Eugene Coalition for Better School Food and Helping Hands.

McKenzie Bicentennial Spring Day
May 20, 2012
  • Event Times: Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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  • Location: Various locations around McKenzie River
  • Address: , Blue River, OR 97488
  • Phone: 541.822.8454

Enjoy a variety of events to celebrate the Bicentennial of the McKenzie River Valley. Come out for live music, food, vendors, reenactment camps, tree climbing, history presentations, exploration treks and more!

Mount Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower & Music Festival
May 20, 2012
  • Event Times: Sunday,
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  • Location: Mount Pisgah
  • Address: 34901 Frank Parrish Rd, Eugene, OR 97405
  • Phone: 541.747.3817

Celebrate spring with this fantastic festival featuring extensive displays of Oregon's native and naturalized flowering plant species. As many as 300 to 400 species of wildflowers will be on display from Anemones to Vancouveria.

Oh What a Night!
May 20, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday, 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $22.99, $18.99
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  • Location: Three Rivers Casino & Hotel
  • Address: 5647 Hwy 126, Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 800.585.3737

A musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Oregon Concert Choirs present Liberty and Justice for All
May 20, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 3 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $7; $5 seniors/students
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  • Location: Emmaus Lutheran Church
  • Address: 18th & Polk, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.465.4990

Enjoy a program of uplifting music celebrating the cause of social justice around the world.

Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing
May 20, 2012
  • Event Times: Sunday, 5 - 7:30 p.m.
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  • Location: The Science Factory Children's Museum & Exploration Dome
  • Address: 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.682.7888

View the partial solar eclipse through solar telescopes provided by the Science Factory and the Eugene Astronomical Society. The solar eclipse begins at 5:05 p.m. and the maximum eclipse occurs at 6:23 p.m. Eclipse glasses are available for purchase.

Pinkalicious! The Musical
May 20, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday & Sunday, 1 & 4 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $10
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  • Location: Upstate Crow Studios
  • Address: 885 W 1ST Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.688.8260

Do you love pink? This musical theatre production brings the story of the cup-cake loving Pinkalicious to life on stage. Based on the popular children’s Pinkalicious books.

Siri Vik: Where or When
May 20, 2012
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday
  • Event Times: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $30, $24, $18
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  • Location: The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
  • Address: 868 High St, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.434.7000

Come enjoy the third music project by the extraordinary vocalist and performer Siri Vik for this witty, light-hearted yet at times deeply sad performance of Lorenz Hart music.

Spring Mountain Trail Horse Adventure
May 20, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Friday - Sunday
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Oregon Horse Center
  • Address: 90751 Prairie Rd, Eugene, OR 97402
  • Phone: 541.689.9700

Watch as horses and riders work together and work through an outdoor mountain trail course built indoors.

The 2012 Festival of the American Liszt Society
May 20, 2012
  • Event Times: Thursday - Sunday
  • Event Admission: $15 - $50
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  • Location: University of Oregon School of Music and Dance
  • Address: University St., Eugene, OR 97403

Three days of symposia, lectures and concerts by over 60 renowned performers and scholars from several countries and throughout the United States. The festival celebrates the great achievements of Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886).

University of Oregon Baseball
May 20, 2012
  • Event Times: Sunday, noon
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  • Location: PK Park
  • Address: Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.346.4461

Come out to watch the University of Oregon Ducks take on Seattle.

Coordinated Care Organization - Public Healthcare Forum
May 21, 2012
  • Event Times: Monday, 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Campbell Senior Center
  • Address: 155 High Street, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.984.2442

Learn about how the community is coming together to enhance your healthcare by improving access to care, quality of care and managing costs.

Wine Tasting 101 with Lorrie Normann
May 23, 2012
  • Event Times: Wednesday, 6 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $15
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  • Location: Domaine Meriwether
  • Address: 88324 Vineyard Lane,, Veneta, OR 97487
  • Phone: 541.221.8592

Take the intimidation factor out of your wine tasting excursions! During this class you will learn all the ins and outs of what to do and what not to do while visiting a winery.

Age Knows No Limits: Living Inspirations
May 24, 2012
  • Event Times: Thursday, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • Address: 215 W C St, Springfield, OR 97477
  • Phone: 541.736.4401

A recognition and reception event in honor of Older Americans Month. Honorees are living inspirations in our community.

Dragon King, War, and Esoteric Ritual Lecture
May 24, 2012
  • Event Times: Thursday, 4 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Ford Lecture Hall
  • Address: 1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene, OR 97403
  • Phone: 541.346.1521

Lecture given by Youn-mi Kim about rethinking the Twin Pagodas of Unified Silla.

Hershey's Track & Field Games
May 24, 2012
  • Event Times: Thursday, 3:30 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Silke Field
  • Address: 326 Centennial Blvd, Springfield, OR 97477
  • Phone: 541.736.4516

Participants may compete in three events to qualify for the state meet in July, including sprints, distance runs, relays, standing long jump and softball throw. For ages 9 - 14. Register online.

Spring Choral Concert
May 24, 2012
  • Event Times: Thursday, 8 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $7; $5 students & seniors
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  • Location: Beall Concert Hall - University of Oregon
  • Address: , Eugene, OR 97403

A spring choral music extravaganza featuring the university’s Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Repertoire Singers, University Singers and Women’s Choir. Repertoire will include music from around the world.

Breakfast at the Bike Bridges
May 25, 2012
  • Event Times: Friday, 7 - 9:30 a.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Blue Heron Bike Bridge - Behind Caesar Chavez Elementary
  • Address: W 14th, Eugene, OR 97401

Celebrate biking and walking. Coffee, bagels, safety checks, minor bike tune-ups and free bike bell installation.

Eugene Kennel Club Agility Trials
May 25, 2012 - May 28, 2012
  • Event Times: Friday - Monday
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  • Location: Lane Events Center
  • Address: 796 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402
  • Phone: 253.279.3291

See dogs show off their skills at the annual agility show.

Friday Night Live with Cascade Rye
May 25, 2012
  • Event Times: Friday, 6 - 9 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Saginaw Vineyard
  • Address: 80247 Delight Valley School Rd., Cottage Grove, OR 97424
  • Phone: 541.942.1364

Bring your dinner basket and come out for old-fashioned fun and entertainment. Complimentary wine tasting. 21 and over.

Life After War
May 25, 2012
  • Event Times: Friday, 1:30 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • Address: 215 C St., Springfield, OR 97478
  • Phone: 541.736.4444

A free conversation with photographer James Lommasson. When does a war end? Does it ever? Many returning soldiers bring wars back with them, and these wars can reach beyond the battlefield or firefight, infiltrating the very thing that defines comfort and safety: home.

Oregon Jazz Ensemble and UO Jazz Lab Bands
May 25, 2012
  • Event Times: Friday, 8 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $7; $5 seniors/students
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  • Location: Beall Concert Hall - University of Oregon
  • Address: , Eugene, OR 97403
  • Phone: 541.346.4363

Enjoy a fun concert full of jazz music by these two University of Oregon performing groups.

Poor Man's Poison in Concert
May 25, 2012
  • Event Times: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: The Black Forest Tavern
  • Address: 50 E. 11th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 310.980.6738

California band, Poor Man's Poison, will perform their unique acoustic, all original music.

6th Annual Walkin' & Rollin'
May 26, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Fern Ridge Bike Path
  • Address: between Bailey Hill and Greenhill Road, Eugene, OR
  • Phone: 541.338.7047

Come out and explore the west Eugene wetlands by biking, rolling or walking the Fern Ridge Bike Path between Bailey Hill and Greenhill Road. Local experts and organizations will have educational displays highlighting the many wonders.

Artist Trading Card Swap
May 26, 2012
  • Recurring monthly on the last Saturday
  • Event Times: Saturday, 11 a.m. - noon
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Materials Exchange for Community Arts (MECCA)
  • Address: 449 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401

All artists are welcome to come and trade ATC's (artist trading cards) the last Saturday of the month.

Benton-Lane Winery Memorial Day Weekend Open House
May 26, 2012 - May 28, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Saturday - Monday, noon - 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $7; refundable with $20 wine purchase
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  • Location: Benton-Lane Winery
  • Address: 23924 Territorial Hwy, Monroe, OR 97456
  • Phone: 541.847.5792

Come celebrate with Benton-Lane and have your palate seduced by their silky Pinots at their picturesque, family-owned estate winery and vineyard. Live music on Saturday & Sunday, 1- 4 p.m. On Sunday & Monday, 1-4 p.m., enjoy olive oil tastings by Olive Grand. Enjoy a relaxed 1 hour tasting with the founders for $30 per person. Call to reserve.

Ridgeline Ramble
May 26, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 8 a.m.
  • Event Admission: $25 - $35
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  • Location: Blanton Heights Trailhead at Lane Community College
  • Address: 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
  • Phone: 541.484.9883

This 6th Annual trail running classic covers the entirety of the Ridgeline Trail in south Eugene. Participate in the 20K, 10K, or 20K two-person relay. The majority of the race is run on hard packed dirt and bark chip with some rocks, roots and a stream crossing.

Thornton House - Book Signing
May 26, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Siuslaw Library - The Bromley Room
  • Address: 1460 9th St., Florence, OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.902.8575

The author, Karen Nichols presents "Thornton House", a mystery with a love story.

Wineries without Walls Wine Tasting Event
May 26, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 2 - 6 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center
  • Address: Hwy. 126 & Territorial, Veneta, OR 97487
  • Phone: 541.935.8443

Wine Tasting hosted by Eugene Wine Cellars and Fractal Cellars. Come try seven wonderful wines between these two local wineries.

Exhibits & Shows


A Lie of the Mind
May 20, 2012 - June 03, 2012
  • Event Times: Thursday - Saturday, 8 p.m. & Sunday, 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $10 - $18
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  • Location: Lord Leebrick Theatre Company
  • Address: 540 Charnelton, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.465.1506

Sam Shepard's critically acclaimed drama about two families in the gritty American West. Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award as best play of the year. Directed by Richard Leebrick.

Attack of the Bloodsuckers
May 20, 2012 - May 27, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Wednesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $3 - $7; Free for members
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  • Location: The Science Factory Children's Museum & Exploration Dome
  • Address: 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.682.7888

Explore the science of what's eating you as you examine the anatomies, life cycles and behaviors of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites through this skin-crawling collection of interactive exhibits.

Color Whimsey
May 20, 2012 - May 31, 2012
  • Event Times: Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 6 p.m.
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  • Location: New Zone Gallery
  • Address: 164 West Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.683.0759

Come out and see this exhibit feature the Acrylic paintings by Sally Ott. Her art consists of playful "confetti" on fruit paintings and glass.

Mexico
May 20, 2012 - May 31, 2012
  • Event Times: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - noon
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Island Park
  • Address: 200 W B St, Springfield, OR 97477
  • Phone: 541.736.4444

An exhibit featuring the paintings of two local artists with Mexico connections.

Out in Space, Back in Time: Images from the Hubble Space Telescope
May 20, 2012 - February 10, 2013
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Event Times: Wednesdays - Sundays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $3; $2 seniors & youth; $8 families; Free on Wednesdays & to staff, students, children, faculty
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  • Location: University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History
  • Address: 1680 E 15th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
  • Phone: 541.346.5083

The Hubble Telescope takes amazingly clear pictures of objects beyond Earth. From our close neighbors in space to the distant Rose Galaxies, discover the universe in this exhibit of photographs.

Russel Wong: The Big Picture
May 20, 2012 - August 19, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 11a.m. - 5p.m.
  • Event Admission: $5; $3 seniors; free students, members & UO faculty/staff with ID
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  • Location: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon
  • Address: 1430 Johnson Ln, Eugene, OR 97403
  • Phone: 541.346.3027

UO graduate Russel Wong strives to distinguish his work by re-defining and re-styling glamorous figures with greater depth, texture, and imagination. He has photographed for Vogue, Nike and Time.

The Art of Nature by Becky Uhler
May 20, 2012 - June 24, 2012
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Event Times: Sunday - Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $3; $2 seniors & youth; $8 families; free on Wednesdays & to UO students, faculty & staff
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  • Location: University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History
  • Address: 1680 E 15th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
  • Phone: 541.346.5083

As an artist and natural science illustrator, Becky Uhler strives to bridge the gap between what we see with our eyes and the intricate systems in nature.

Visions of the Orient: Western Women Artists in Asia, 1900-1940
May 20, 2012 - June 18, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Tuesday & Thursday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $5, $3 seniors 62+; Free for members, students and faculty
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  • Location: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon
  • Address: 1430 Johnson Ln, Eugene, OR 97403
  • Phone: 541.346.3027

This exhibition focuses on the nexus of American art, the woodblock print movement, women and East Asia between 1900 and 1940 through the presentation of work by Helen Hyde, Bertha Lum, Elizabeth Kieth and Lilian Miller.

Weird and Wonderful: Lane County Highlights and Footnotes
May 20, 2012 - September 15, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $3
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  • Location: Lane County Historical Society and Museum
  • Address: 740 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402
  • Phone: 541.682.4242

An exhibit featuring the county's notable oddities, superlative scenery, cinematic moments, and surprising personalities.

Youth Arts Exhibit: Talents of Tomorrow
May 20, 2012 - June 16, 2012
  • Event Times: Tuesday - Friday, noon - 4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Hult Center for the Performing Arts - Jacob's Gallery
  • Address: 7th & Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401

A unique event showcasing Lane County students between the ages of 13 and 18. There are 69 students selected for this juried exhibition.

Spring & Summer: Green, Green the Color of New
May 21, 2012 - August 27, 2012
  • Recurring every week day
  • Event Times: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Lane Community College - Building 19
  • Address: 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
  • Phone: 541.463.3518

The David Joyce Gallery located in the Center for Meeting and Learning at Lane Community College has opened its final exhibit of the 2011-12 academic year all about the inspiration of the color and term "Green."

I Ain't Yo' Uncle: The New Jack Revisionist Uncle Tom's Cabin
May 24, 2012 - June 02, 2012
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Event Times: Thursday - Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $12 - $14; UO students free w/valid ID
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  • Location: Hope Theatre: Miller Theatre Complex
  • Address: 1231 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403
  • Phone: 541.346.4363

I Ain't Yo' Uncle: the New Jack Revisionist Uncle Tom's Cabin explores America's racial past through the lens of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, blending 19th century melodrama & 1990s hip hop culture.

Guided Museum Tours
May 25, 2012 - November 02, 2012
  • Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Event Times: Friday, 1 & 3 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free with admission; $3 adults; $2 youth & seniors
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  • Location: University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History
  • Address: 1680 E 15th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
  • Phone: 541.346.3024

Enjoy a guided tour free with admission. Discover the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, where 15,000 years of human history and 200 million years of geology are at your fingertips.

The Very Little Theatre presents Almost, Maine
May 25, 2012 - June 09, 2012
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Event Times: Thursday - Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $10 - $15
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  • Location: Very Little Theater
  • Address: 2350 Hilyard St, Eugene, OR
  • Phone: 541.344.7751

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected, poignant, and often funny ways.

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African Drum Class
May 21, 2012
  • Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Event Times: Mondays, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $15, $12 students w/I.D.
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  • Location: Wow Hall
  • Address: 291 W. 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.232.5471

Have you ever wanted to take an African drum class, but felt just a little bit intimidated? Well now is your chance to learn about the vibrant poly-rhythms of Guinea, West Africa in a non-threatening atmosphere that is fun, encouraging and inspirational!

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