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Legacy events in Eugene include the Eugene Celebration, the Eugene Marathon, the Oregon Bach Festival and the Oregon Country Fair. Discover ongoing food & wine events, art walks and kids' adventure club activities.
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Graduate student performers will present a free concert of early music in the University of Oregon's historic, Victorian-era Collier House.
Denise Steele of The Joint Is Jumpin'! Dance Studio will teach participants how to do the Charleston, the signature dance of the Roaring 1920s. This free class will cover a fun solo routine that can also be danced with a partner. This event is part of The Big Read, a community celebration of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby. Eugene Public Library and Springfield Public Library are hosting a variety of free Big Read events for all ages, including talks, live music, dance, book groups,... Visit Website
Wether you have made the commitment (or are looking to) try a triathalon, join this meeting with our staff of triathletes to get tips and tricks on how proper training can prepare your mind and body for the big event.
Explore, observe and be inspired in our surrounding natural spaces. Participants should park at the intersection of Golden Gardens Street and Jessen Drive, be sure to bring some water and wear sturdy shoes for this beautiful trek.
Don't miss this quarter-finals competition of 5A Girls and 5A Boys basketball at Matt Knight Arena!
The University of Oregon’s Department of Dance presents Dance Quarterly, an informal performance of dance composition, improvisation, and repertory class work. The event will showcase the processes of undergraduate and graduate student dancers in developing choreography reflective of their own voices and artistry.
Excerpts from two of Director James Blue’s films about Houston housing conditions and urban renewal, Who Killed the Fourth Ward? and The Invisible City, will be featured at this presentation.
March 12, enjoy "Chicago," the film based on the Broadway musical about celebrity, scandal, corruption, and murderous mayhem in the Jazz Age Starring Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere and the iconic choreography of Bob Fosse. "Pandora's Box," Georg Wilhelm Pabst's 1929 classic film starring notoriously free-spirited silent film legend Louise Brooks, will show on Wednesday, March 19. Sensationally modern in its time, this psychologically complex melodrama details the downward sp... Visit Website
Come and see this new rock and roll musical based on the story of "The Little Mermaid," Daughter of Triton. Enjoy a night out with us at The Red Cane Theatre and call to reserve your tickets for this show today!
Hal Grossman has been acclaimed by critics and audiences for his perfected tone and technique. Grand Award Winner of the Lima Young Artist Competition and Silver Medalist of the International Stulberg String Competition, Grossman also received First Prize Awards at the prestigious International Cleveland Quartet Competition and the National Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. His New York Debut at Carnegie Hall received exceptional reviews from the New York Times. He was invited to perform for t... Visit Website
In 1963 Impulse! Records released a set of ballads titled John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman. Joe Manis and Siri Vik pay tribute to this masterpiece, backed by Greg Goebel, Todd Strait and Tyler Abbott.
The Jazz Age comes alive in Simon Levy’s delicate and haunting stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel. When a young man, Nick Carraway, arrives at a guest cottage on Long Island, he is quickly drawn into the glamorous world of self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby, whose dangerous obsession with the beautiful Daisy Buchanan threatens to cast a dark cloud over one brief, decadent summer. The Great Gatsby is presented in collaboration with the Eugene Public Library's 2014 Big ... Visit Website
Throughout March and April, VRC's Kid's Club is all about Castles! We will talk about what a castle is and who lives them. Register and join the fun, with lots of neat activities and craft projects to create and learn from available on-hand. Kids Club is geared for children ages 4 to 10, is free, fun and educational too!
The University of Oregon’s Department of Dance presents the Winter Dance Loft, a showcase of work by graduate students in the department. The esteemed Graduate Loft 2014 features 7 choreographers whose diverse work emanates from research ranging from the psychological state of the performer, the dynamics of mutualism and parasitism, Ma Yuan's famous Chinese ink paintings, and vulnerability within the creative process. Tickets are available at the door.
You and your child are invited to visit the museum for stories and hands-on fun including crafts, songs, games, and exploration. This month children will learn about the different parts of plants and how they grow and thrive. Admission for a family of four is $5, free for museum members.
Puccini’s personal favorite opera, set in Gold Rush California, tells of the independent saloon-owner Minnie, loved by the sheriff Jack Rance and who falls in love with the dangerous stranger, Dick Johnson. The Metropolitan Opera's Emily Pulley stars as Minnie in the production.
This ecclectic group delivers passionate takes on Bohemian cabaret for the young and old. Prepare for energetic Parisian jazz, gut-bucket swing, tangos, Ukrainian folk-punk ballads, klezmer and vigorous originals combined with vibes of riverboat gambling queens, Turkish belly dancers, and film legend Marlene Dietrich.
Featuring works by Beethoven, Schumann, Satie, and Bartók, this exquisite music recital will commence in Beall Hall at the University of Oregon.
Live, bone-crushing roller derby! This is a family-friendly all-ages event full of excitement and fun. Cheer on the Emerald City All-Stars versus Sick Town and Church of Sk8in versus Andromedolls.
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat will be brought to life by the talented parents of our students in four live theater performances throughout the day, along with a silent auction, games, refreshments and an open house.
On March 8, singer/songwriter Rob Tobias playing classics, originals and tunes made up on the spot. On March 15, Pia and Jason Robbins of Little Timbre Studio lead creative, engaging activities to support development of the whole child. Rich Glauber will delight all ages with interactive music play on March 22. On March 29, elementary school teacher Bryan Reed will really makes learning rock! Created for both kids and parents!
A traditional pie contest with a SLUG twist! Like to bake? Like math and science? Enter your baked creation into the Pi-Pie Baked Goods Contest. All math and science themed baked goods welcome.
Help protect native ecosystems and enhance recreation in Lane County's most beloved park at Mount Pisgah! Sponsored by REI Eugene.
Not your traditional fundraiser! The Queen’s Pi-Pie Gala Ball Extravaganza will feature an evening of science themed activities, refreshments and demonstrations. Also, the delicious entries from the afternoon Pi-Pie baking contest will be on hand and auctioned off through the night! The event will benefit the Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence (SPICE), which is the host. SPICE provides low/no cost science outreach to children in Lane County, with special emphasis on supporting ... Visit Website
Performed by children, this Rogers and Hammerstein's classic is a great family attraction.
Doctor Bryer will explain why The Great Gatsby was a radical departure from the author's previous work and why it is widely considered a masterpiece. This lecture is part of the Big Read, a series of events from the Eugene Public Library and Springfield Public Library, including talks, live music, dance, book groups, theatre, films and more.
Nature exploration for the family in our surrounding natural spaces. Meet at the Meadowlark Prairie Overlook on Green Hill Road, south of Royal Avenue. Participants should bring water and wear sturdy shoes for the trek.
Legendary folksinger, storyteller and autoharp virtuoso, Adam Miller, will make a rare appearance in Lane County, performing a concert of traditional American folksongs and autoharp instrumentals. Suggested donation is $5 - 10.
During March, kids and their families are invited to a different fun event every Sunday! On March 9, see Curtis Carlyle's juggling show. He's seriously funny and his tricks are amazing. On March 16, Play with Music with Kris Olsen of DoRePlay, featuring rhythm instruments, singing and more. Create an old-time radio adventure show, complete with sound effects on March 23. This activity, led by Louisa Lindsay-Sprouse of Young Writer's Association, is part of The Big Read, a community celebration o... Visit Website
Women runners, begin your spring training with a beautific run in the country, a delicious brunch, an excellent wine tasting and a speaker presentation from Meghan Reynolds and Jessica Green of Hot Bird Running. Women of any pace are welcome to join this beautiful hour run/walk. This is not a race, the idea is to enjoy and celebrate the outdoors for up to an hour. Admission price includes the run, mimosa, full brunch, wine tasting and speakers! Presented by Run Momma Run, Silvan Ridge Winery and... Visit Website
Architectural historian Doctor Leland Roth will explore the structural legacy of the 1920s, an era noted for the attitude of "anything is possible;" the sense that everyone could get rich and that the already rich faced no limits. In examining that contest of wills, Roth will focus on the sweeping architectural design achievement of the shimmering Chrysler Building. Learn the story and meaning of this icon of Art Deco style. This lecture is part of the Eugene Public Library and Springfield Publi... Visit Website
The University of Oregon's celebrated Gospel Choirs will offer renditions on acclaimed favorites under the direction of Andiel Brown. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the University of Oregon's Ticket Office.
Participate in this community conversation about the role of class in The Great Gatsby. Daniel Pope and Marcus Widenor will give a brief presentation and lead group discussion. Admission is free. Pope is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Oregon, where he has taught classes ranging from the history of American business to radical movements in American history. Widenor is Associate Professor Emeritus at the Labor Education and Research Center, University of Oregon. This event is p... Visit Website
Local high school dance teams prepare to head to the State Championships! Come watch their send-off performances and celebrate these talented local students.
This eye-opening exhibit showcases a wide range of media including oil painting, fibers, sculpture and new media with emphasis on story-telling, cross-disciplinary approaches to art-making and the new realities expressed in contemporary art.
This special exhibit showcases has a multitude of prints, from heroic portraits of agrarian leader Emiliano Zapato to punk rock renditions of artist Frida Kahlo. Visit the museum, explore and connect with the history featuring the strong tradition of political art produced in Mexico.
The work of 17 exceptional printmakers from Oregon, Washington and Alaska and featuring the drawings Suzanne Ponsioen. An exquisite exhibit to experience and enjoy.
Kara Walker is remarkable for her radical engagement with issues of race, gender and sexuality. Her artistic approach explores the legacy of slavery and its effects on contemporary American identity.
Featured exhibit of mixed media art from MECCA Makers, Marilyn Kent and Patricia Hampton. Marilyn uses an array of of found objects in her collages, painting and 3D artwork. Patricia creates her mixed media out of reused materials, drawing on her eye for detail, curiosity and imagination. Refreshments provided.
A fun and unique exhibit that features teachers from kindergarten-high school and art submitted from schools across Oregon. This year the focal theme of the display explores the relationship of food to art, drawing inspiration from the idea of healthy eating.
From a 19-century working-class family in Portland to a Chinese mining community in Jacksonville, this exhibit tells the stories of five historical sites recently excavated by museum archaeologists. Admission scale as follows: General, $5; seniors and youth, $3; families, $10.
Come and enjoy this exhibition features enchanting paper-cut renditions of life along the Danube River. As you browse the collection, be sure to study the charming portrait series of composers featuring Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert and Strauss.
An interactive installation by Kathy Marmor that relies on user content to create Twitter-influenced mashups. Randomized sentences displayed in LED lights depict abbreviated communication gone awry.
The Maude Kerns Art Center presents The Nakedness of the Subject, featuring two and three dimensional figurative work by local artists Bets Cole, Marsha Maverick Wells and Anna Lee-Hoelzle. Bets Cole, from Elmira, works in acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, pen and pencil, using the quality of each of these mediums to capture the unique spirit of her human subject. Marsha Maverick Wells, from Eugene, displays figure drawings in pastel and conté crayon created in Maude Kerns Art Center’s Open Studios... Visit Website
Discover the traditional art of cornhusk weaving through the works of Kelli Palmer and her apprentice, Joy Ramirez.
Mike Walsh is known for enigmatic juxtapositions that often make reference to fetish, memory, time measurement, scale and history. The archaeological layering found in Walsh's mixed-media works simultaneously refers to the past and present as well as mimicking museum-like display in Plexiglas vitrines and wall to floor dioramas. The Jacobs Gallery is funded through private donations, exhibit sponsorships, grants, the City of Eugene and the sale of artwork.
As an accomplished plein-air landscape painter, Rogene Manas made a sudden departure in style after spending winters in Mexico. Inspired by the allegorical nature of Latin American folk art, Manas shifted her focus from the external world to the internal one. Now as a contemporary folk artist, she makes art about thoughts and feelings, often combining nature images with human forms. Her work shows in galleries in Eugene and Portland. In 2011, she was featured on Oregon Art Beat, a regional progr... Visit Website
We’re thrilled to bring out some of our costume treasures, including an 1880s wedding dress. If you have an interest in the late 1900s, fashion history, or costume, you won’t want to miss this classic and enchanting exhibit!
The Lane County Historical Museum is pleased to be the opening act in a supporting role for the upcoming Eugene opera production of Puccini’s Girl of the Golden West. The exhibit focuses on the Gold Rush Era in the American West, the time frame of the classic opera written in 1910 by composer Puccini. Puccini is best known for his opera La Bohème, which portrays a tale of romance amid the California gold rush. The museum has focused on what was happening in Oregon during the same period, as well... Visit Website
The Lane County Historical Museum is pleased to be the opening act in a supporting role for the upcoming Eugene opera production of Puccini’s Girl of the Golden West. The exhibit focuses on the Gold Rush Era in the American West, the time frame of the classic opera written in 1910 by composer Puccini. The Eugene Public Library exhibit focuses on several examples of strong Lane County and Oregon women, their activities and activism during the same time frame.