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Peruse the local special event calendar for performing arts, culinary happenings, festivals, markets, sports events and more. Additional ongoing recreational activities and tours are also available.

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Events


21st Annual Children's Fishing Derby
May 05, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 8 - 11 a.m.
  • Event Admission: $1.75 suggested donation per fish
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  • Location: Emerald Park
  • Address: 1400 Lake Drive, Eugene, OR 97404
  • Phone: 541.688.4052

Come out to the wading pool for this fun fishing day. Children ages 2-7 accompanied by an adult are free to join. Bring your own bait and tackle and try your luck. The pool will be fully stocked with rainbow trout.

Arabian Nights
May 05, 2012
  • Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Event Times: Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free - $14
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  • Location: Robinson Theatre, University of Oregon
  • Address: Miller Theatre Complex, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.346.4363

In a magical evening of theatre inspired by the original One Thousand and One Nights tales, Shahrazade's parables weave themselves together into a rich tapestry of faith, healing and transformation.

BLOOM: The Art of Gardens
May 05, 2012 - May 13, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Daily
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Fifth Street Public Market
  • Address: 296 East Fifth Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401

This garden exhibit created by the area's finest landscape architects features themed displays, such as Taste of Tuscany, Game of Thrones and Oregon Sunshine. The event is presented by Lane Forest Products.

Cinco de Mayo 5
May 05, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 9 a.m.
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  • Location: El Torito
  • Address: 1003 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.484.9883

A 5K and 5 mile race to celebration the holiday. This is an inaugural event to celebrate the holiday and the course will cross the bridge over Delta Highway twice, and cover bike-path sections through the Delta Wetlands.

Cinco de Mayo Salsa Dance
May 05, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 8 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $20
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  • Location: Eugene Hilton Composers Ballroom
  • Address: 66 East 6th, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.687.2667

Salsa Dance benefit for Centro Latino including free dance lessons and live music from Miami's Latin Expression. Hot music and a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Cottage Grove Home & Garden Show
May 05, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Cottage Grove High School
  • Address: 1375 S River Road, Cottage Grove, OR
  • Phone: 541.942.2468

Home and garden show featuring vendors, kids' area, yard art contest and educational demonstrations.

First Saturday Park Walks
May 05, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 9 - 11 a.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Amazon Headwaters, East Folk
  • Address: , Eugene, OR 97401

Explore the ecology and management of Eugene's beautiful parks. Naturalists from the Outdoor Program at the River House will lead these free interpretive walks. Take W. Amazon Parkway, left on Martin, right on Center Way, park at end.

Girls Night Out
May 05, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 7 - 11 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $75; $250 4-person girlfriend pack
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  • Location: Lane Events Center
  • Address: 796 w 13th ave, Eugene, OR 97402
  • Phone: 541.476.8558

If pampering is what you’re after, look no further. Nails, henna tattoos, foot treatments, massages, hair tinsel and feathers. This even will have it all.

Hardy Plant Sale
May 05, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Lane Events Center
  • Address: 796 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402
  • Phone: 541.344.0896

Large sale of plants by the Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group, a volunteer organization whose primary purpose is to educate the community about perennials, shrubs and other garden plants.

Just for Women Expo Eugene
May 05, 2012 - May 06, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $7; $3 chidren under 12
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  • Location: Lane Events Center
  • Address: 796 w 13th ave, Eugene, OR 97402
  • Phone: 541.476.8558

Indulge yourself with the very best Eugene has to offer in shopping, fashion, food, wine, entertainment, cosmetics, travel and more.

Magical Moombah: Fun Times at No-Manners Manor
May 05, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $5
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  • Location: The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
  • Address: 868 High St, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.434.7000

Don't miss this fun & interactive theatrical for kids. This time follow along as Molly discovers life in a world with no manners.

Monster Jam
May 05, 2012 - May 06, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $23 - $25; $5 - $8 kids
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  • Location: Matthew Knight Arena
  • Address: 1776 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
  • Phone: 541.346.4461

One of the most popular touring family entertainment sporting events in the world, Advance Auto Parts' Monster Jam returns to Eugene. Enjoy this unique opportunity to see giant monster trucks in action.

Oakridge Tree Planting Festival
May 05, 2012 - May 07, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Friday - Monday
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  • Location: Various locations
  • Address: , Oakridge, OR 97463
  • Phone: 541.782.5701

Parade, tree planting, talent show, quilt show, street fair, food, music and dinner theater.

Oregon Horse & Tack Expo
May 05, 2012 - May 06, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Saturday & Sunday
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  • Location: Oregon Horse Center
  • Address: 90751 Prairie Rd, Eugene, OR 97402
  • Phone: 541.689.9700

A great selection of new and used tack, horses for sale and many demonstrations.

Oregon Mozart Players: Passing the Baton, OMP Salute
May 05, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $39, $29, $18
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  • Location: Hult Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 7th & Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.682.5000

For their season finale, help OMP welcome Artistic Director Emeritus as he shares his two great talents: conducting and composing! Enjoy a compelling program with music by Mahler, Cortese and Ravel.

Pac-12 Heptathlon/Decathlon
May 05, 2012 - May 06, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Saturday & Sunday
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  • Location: Hayward Field
  • Address: 15th & Agate, University of Oregon campus, Eugene, OR 97403

See the best of the Pac-12 teams battle it out in this multi-event track & field championship meet.

Pork Fest
May 05, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, noon - 6 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $10 include five drink tokens
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  • Location: Rogue Ales Public House
  • Address: 844 Olive St, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 503.241.3800

A celebration of everything Pork. Enjoy Three Little Pig Sandwiches, a celebrity appearance by Rogue’s Pot Belly Pigs, Maple Bacon Bars, live music, games and craft beers! Event is the kickoff festival to Eugene Beer Week and is dog and kid friendly. Price includes five drink tokens.

Ridgeline Celebration Day 2012
May 05, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Spencer Butte Park & various other locations along trail
  • Address: Spencer Butte Park, Eugene, OR 97405

Come out for day of celebration, repairs & learning along the Ridgeline trails. Hike with Obsidians, learn about the woodlands with an ecologist and learn about mountain biking and trail etiquette and more!

The Curious Savage
May 05, 2012 - May 07, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Saturday - Monday, dinner 6 p.m.; curtain 7 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $16
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  • Location: Westridge School
  • Address: 46433 Westfir Rd., Westfir, OR 97492
  • Phone: 541.782.5701

Zero Clearance Theater Company presents this delicious dinner theater. Mrs. Savage wants to improve the world with her inheritance. Her in-laws want her committed, to stop such nonsense - and to save the dwindling family fortune.

Vineyards & Violins
May 05, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 5 - 8 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $20 advance, $25 door
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  • Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  • Address: 215 W. C St., Springfield, OR 97478
  • Phone: 541.736.4444

Browse a huge array of silent auction items, including weekend getaways, restaurant gift certificates, golf, entertainment, gifts and much more. Listen to violin music while enjoying a buffet of delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Sip wine or sparkling cider. All proceeds benefit Willamalane Adult Activity Center programs.

Walk Creswell and Garden Lake Park
May 05, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: Comfort Inn and Suites
  • Address: 247 Melton Road, Creswell, OR 97426
  • Phone: 541.747.6470

Volkswalk consists of three loops of 3.1 miles each; walk one or more. Features include Garden Lake Park, Emerald Valley Country Club, upscale neighborhoods, downtown Creswell, new library.

Willamette Valley Music Festival
May 05, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, noon - midnight
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: EMU Amphitheater + 3 other locations
  • Address: University of Oregon campus, Eugene, OR 97403
  • Phone: 541.346.4373

All-day music event featuring a wide variety of styles and genres from bluegrass, blues and jazz to rock, indie and alternative. There will also be workshops and children's activities for those who live to explore music.

Zoe Keating
May 05, 2012
  • Event Times: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $26, $22, $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

Enjoy an evening of lovely music by Keating as you performs cinematic cello music that will make you swoon.

Zonta Club of Eugene-Springfield Annual Geranium Sale
May 05, 2012 - May 06, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
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  • Location: InstaPrint Parking Lot
  • Address: 1208 W. 6th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.344.5171

Geranium varieties will include ivy, upright, scented, fancy leaf, and Martha Washington and be available in various colors. All plants are locally grown from premium cuttings.

Exhibits & Shows


Attack of the Bloodsuckers
May 05, 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 05, 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.

Gypsy
May 05, 2012 - May 06, 2012
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Event Times: Friday - Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
  • Event Admission: $21, $19 senior/student
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  • Location: Cottage Theatre
  • Address: 700 Village Dr, Cottage Grove, OR 97424
  • Phone: 541.942.8001

Based loosely on the memoirs of burlesque artist Gypsy Rose Lee, the 1959 musical Gypsy chronicles the story of the ultimate pushy stage mother, and features “Let Me Entertain You."

Mexico
May 05, 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.

NewArt Northwest Kids: Global Connections
May 05, 2012 - May 13, 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

Students from around the state respond to the idea of JSMA founder, Gertrude Bass Warner, that knowledge of other cultures and other people promotes global understanding. A K-12 student exhibition.

Out in Space, Back in Time: Images from the Hubble Space Telescope
May 05, 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 05, 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.

Sandy Tilcock: Lone Goose Press
May 05, 2012 - May 12, 2012
  • Recurring daily
  • 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

Work embraces the limited edition letterpress broadsides and hand bound books. Gallery in the lower level of the Hult Center.

The Art of Nature by Becky Uhler
May 05, 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.

Variations: Art Expressing Music
May 05, 2012 - May 11, 2012
  • Event Times: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon - 4 p.m.
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  • Location: Maude Kerns Art Center
  • Address: 1910 E 15th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
  • Phone: 541.345.1571

An exhibit showcasing 25 artists whose work has either been inspired by music or is related to the theme of music.

Visions of the Orient: Western Women Artists in Asia, 1900-1940
May 05, 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 05, 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.

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