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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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This classic and elegant Easter brunch features a crepe and omelette station, carving station with glazed ham and crusted beef strip loin, pasta station with smoked salmon and shrimp, eggs benedict, a large dessert selection and more! Meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for some eggs at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Reservations required in advance, last seating at 2 p.m. Little ones under five eat fo free.
Come celebrate Easter with the Valley River Inn. Enjoy traditional selections such as glazed ham and roasted leg of lamb, or indulge in the delicious omelet, waffle and seafood stations. Adults, $38; kids, $18; under age five, free.
Let our family cook for your family this Easter Sunday! The Excelsior's brunch features farm fresh egg dishes, a carving station with house smoked prime rib and breads and pastries from our in-house pastry chef.
Fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals and much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over seventy exhibitors from around the world with showcases to marvel as you browse the vast displays. Jewelry repair while you shop. Free door prizes.
To celebrate Easter Sunday, this holiday breakfast includes delicious crab and asparagus eggs benedict on a toasted English muffin and topped with our fresh made from scratch Hollandaise sauce. For dinner, enjoy a choice center cut filet mignon, beautifully topped with a creamy crab Oscar. Served with pan seared asparagus with made from scratch bearnaise sauce and your choice of scallops or garlic mashed potatoes. Vist the website or call for more details.
Well-known comic Doug Benson performs his iconic sets to ring in the day after the "festivities" of 420 at this all-ages show.
The English Department at the University of Oregon hosts author Gish Jen for this reading from some of his award winning literature at the Knight Library Browsing Room. Part of an ongoing series through May that features celebrated Asian American authors visiting the University. Free and open to the public. Call or email for more details.
Cinema Pacific is an annual spring festival featuring films and new media from pacific-bordering countries, including the US West coast. This year’s festival features visiting filmmakers and scholars from all walks of life sharing unique their experiences and passions.
"Rain" covers The Beatles from their early beginnings through the psychedelic late 1960s and their long-haired hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days. This is a multi-media, multi-dimensional experience, a blend of historic footage juxtaposed with special effects and live music sung and performed by the cast.
The documentary film Kenya Boran explores problems posed for rural Boran herdsman and their familiesin the Marsabit District of northern Kenya, as globalization encroaches and climates shift.
The Downtown Eugene Public Library will host an illustrated talk on The Tutankhamun Textiles by Nancy Arthur Hoskins. Hoskins will talk about the textile treasures found in Tutankhamun's tomb, including belts, collars, head coverings, gloves and garments embellished with embroidery, beads and woven bands. She will focus on the Tunic of Tutankhamun, a complete linen tunic still beautiful and colorful after three thousand years. Admission is free.
This lecture based symposium seeks to "Awaken the Dreamer" in us all, to create a change in consciousness and challenge corporate rule, building a sustainable, spiritual, socially just and peaceful world.
This combination gallery opening and Fringe Festival party will feature filmmaker and visual artist Vanessa Renwick’s installations "Hunting Requires Optimism" and "Medusa Smack." This disiplay features interactive digital works and video remixes of classic Taiwanese cinema, plus Taiwanese dance, music, and refreshments. For members of the Museum, a pre-party will be held from 5 - 6 p.m.
Jake Shimabukuro, a ukulele virtuoso known for his complex finger work combining elements of jazz and rock will preform a memorable and eclectic set at the Historic McDonald Theatre. All-ages welcomed
Stroll through "The Whit" to see 20 public works of art ranging from wall murals to sculptures. Neighborhood galleries, artist studios, eateries, live music venues and tasting rooms open their doors to share local exhibits and promote local art. The Whiteaker neighborhood is located just northwest of downtown Eugene around Blair Blvd.
Be part of the gala opening reception for the new exhibit The Human Touch, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. From serious to whimsical, realistic to abstract, the exhibition features over forty artworks devoted to creative interpretations of the human figure, reflecting astounding diversity in media and people.
Come to Skinner Butte Park to join the fun at Adventure Fest! Local outdoor recreation and education organizations (including Nearby Nature) will provide fun outdoor adventures and activities. Longboarding, earth art, Skinner Butte native plant hike, scavenger hunt, survival shelter building, traditional tool making with obsidian, Jarana music and dance workshop and much more! Most activities are designed for teens ages 12 - 18.
Sample the great music that has helped define this country’s American spirit, with musical styles from folk to country, colonial hymns to spirituals, and heartland classics by Randall Thompson, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber and Leonard Bernstein. Presented by Eugene Concert Choir.
Kids and family are invited to sing and dance their way into the weekend at Family Music Time! Kris Olsen of Do Re Play inspires learning through musical exploration and play on April 19. On April 26, join Anahid Bertrand of Early Ears. She's fluent in musical fun and six languages! Admission is free.
Human Touch artist T.L. Solien discusses his work with guests of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum. Following the discussion, a gallery tour hosted by artist and RBC Curator Donald McNeil and the museum's executive director Jill Hartz will commence.
After much consideration and council from industry leaders we must announce that we are cancelling the Eugene Bike Show in 2014. With a lack of funding, and with low vendor registration we do not feel that we can produce a show. We really appreciate the support that we have received from the community and hope to see something like the Eugene Bike Show in our community in the near future. A big thanks to our supporters and thank you to those who believed in the show. Keep two wheels on the groun... Visit Website
Strap on your boots and put on your cowboy hat for this kid-friendly version of the evening’s An American Sampler concert. Highlighting some great and classic country and folk tunes, this concert is sure to have you tapping your feet in the audience. Presented by Eugene Concert Choir.
Celebrate this international holiday honoring children, culture and books. Local families are invited to join this bilingual festival that includes storytelling, live music and dance, creative activities, library card sign-ups, refreshments and free books for kids to take home! Admission is free and all are encourage to attend.
An eveing of earnest and heartfelt American pop, R&B, soul, and funk, filtered through an Afropop lens care of the ecclectic and amazing performer Sila.
With exceptional musicianship and a vast knowledge of a number of music styles, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason are one of the most celebrated duos in American acoustic music. They achieved international acclaim in 1990 when their performance of Jay's composition "Ashokan Farewell" became the musical hallmark of Ken Burns' The Civil War on PBS.
Join us as we celebrate Lindsey Belleau's second solo show at the Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (MECCA). Of her art, Belleau says "...I began to paint and draw and cut and paste until the canvas was changed as my personality unleashed itself upon it. With practice and dedication, my work will come to look more and more like me, like I want it to be, like I want me to be." Lindsey has been a MECCA Maker for five years, you can also see her work at Raise a Glass to MECCA with the Or... Visit Website
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.
Art by Artists with Autism, presented by KindTree and Autism Rocks. Enjoy a glass of wine as you explore this unique artistic exhibit featuring amazing creations by people living with autism.
Two contemporary Oregon artists offer two substantially different but equally innovative approaches to both the working class reality of Portland and a mythologized natural fantasy world in this groundbreaking exhibit.
What is in the food we eat? Are fruits and vegetables important? Can everyday activities burn calories? Families, children and school groups will find the answers to these questions by exploring the worlds of nutrition and fitness in Eat Well, Play Well, a new, bilingual (English/Spanish) hands-on science exhibition which examines healthy living strategies by teaching the science of making healthy food choices. Presented by partnership with Cafe Yumm!
This incredible exhibit from local artist Mike Van includes paintings, drawings, watercolors and prints spanning 57 years of artistic creation. The Maude Kerns Art Center is Eugene’s oldest non-profit community center for the visual arts.
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.
Experience Yellowstone’s dynamic beauty through maps and other works of art from the 2012 atlas published by the University of Oregon. 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.
Discover the traditional art of cornhusk weaving through the works of Kelli Palmer and her apprentice, Joy Ramirez.
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!
This exhibition features prints in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) collection by artists who worked for the Works Project Administration in the 1930s and took as their subject matter the pursuit of the "American Dream."
125 quilts will be displayed at this intricate art exhibit featuring daily speakers at 1 p.m. and demonstrations at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Browse the gift boutique, take in all the sights and be sure to enter the raffle of appliqué blocks on Sunday. Visit the website for more information.
The Jacobs Gallery presents an exhibit featuring three showcases that play on the theme of Rhythm. Rhythm in Brush, by Joneile Emery, highlights the combination of "Glo-neon" and watercolor, challenging her audience with "startling perspectives that could cause them to feel a bit off balance." Rhythm in Line, by Kelli MacConnell, utilizes images of our natural surroundings to create richly detailed prints as "a vehicle to understand our role in the natural world; relating to civilization while r... Visit Website
Royal Dream is a representational art show with a story that unfolds as you view each oil painting. Ronald Pennington-Satterfield will guide you, along with the artist's wife, Sandy, from painting to painting to visit with royalty of past through a mixture of old and new worlds. The Jaqua Gallery will feature photography of Ukrainian photographer, Uliana Bazar, with Little Odessa. Uliana is based in Washington, D.C. and her in-depth look at the Little Odessa community in Brighton Beach, New Yo... Visit Website
Two video installations by Portland-based artist Vanessa Renwick will be featured at the museum as exhibits. Renwick’s installations address some serious issues related to our environment, often in humorous and unexpected ways.
From serious to whimsical, realistic to abstract, the RBC exhibition features over forty artworks devoted to creative interpretations of the human figure, reflecting astounding diversity in media and design.
Against the Green performs at the Agrarian Ales hop farm and tasting room. Come enjoy great music, tasty food, and truly handcrafted beer.
Enjoy live music by Cullen Vance and a menu of classic Pyrenees wines, champagnes, microbrews and cocktails.
Eugene’s Favorite Mom gives you a chance to win your mom amazing gifts this Mother’s Day! Submit your entry stating the reasons she is amazing. Deadline is May 8th. Visit the website for details.
Enhance your museum experience with an Exhibit Talk given by a trained and experienced volunteer. Talks are offered every afternoon, Tuesday through Sunday and are included with the price of admission.
Wrap up your weekend by enjoying fine sparkling wine and live music on the patio. Bring your own brunch!
Runners of all abilities are encouraged to meet for this free, informal and flexible community group run. Though Sunday runs are typically long runs, runners wanting to go any distance or pace are encouraged to come and join others for fun and camaraderie. A map will be available with suggested routes of varying distances. This is a wonderful opportunity to make new running partners. Call or visit the website for details.
Questions range from book learning to pop culture, politics and hip culture. Always a matching round and picture identification round on anything from "Canadian or Dead" to "Seinfeld Girlfriends."