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2014 Holiday Happenings

Friday, Nov. 21

Fern Ridge & Veneta Annual Holiday Bazaar, food and crafts by local artisans, 10am-7pm today and 10am-4pm Nov. 22, 541-935-8443.

Maude Kerns presents “Art for All Seasons” exhibit, Nov. 21 - Dec. 19, Opening Reception Nov. 21, 6-8pm, Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E. 15th Ave., 345-1571. FREE.

Annie, 7:30pm, Nov. 21, 22, 28, 29 & Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20; 2pm brunch matinees, Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, Actors Cabaret of Eugene, 996 Willamette St., 683-4368. $16-$42.95.

 

Saturday, Nov. 22

Holiday Market, 10am-6pm: 10:30am The Hummingbirds; 11:30am Gordon Kaswell; 12:30pm Eagle Park Slim; 1:45pm Acoustic Etouffee; 3:15pm Brume; 4:45pm The Fiddlin’ Big Sue Band, Lane Events Center, 13th & Jefferson, holidaymarket.org. FREE.

Viva la France! American pianist Stephen Beus plays Chopin, Haydn & Rameau, conducted by Kelly Kuo, 7:30pm, Beall Concert Hall, 961 E. 18th Ave., 346-4363. $18-$45.

Cirque Dreams: Holidaze, holiday circus show, 7:30pm today & 2pm Nov. 23, Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center, 682-5000. $30-$73.

 

Sunday, Nov. 23

Holiday Market, 10am-6pm: 10:30am Rich Glauber; 11:30am Richard Crandell; 12:30pm Laura Kemp Trio; 1:45pm Rob Tobias & Friends; 3:15pm The Texas Toasters; 4:45pm The Fiannacats, Lane Events Center, 13th & Jefferson, holidaymarket.org. FREE.

Holiday Bazaar Trunk Show, holiday sale of costuming, imports & more, 2-5pm, Celebration Belly Dance & Yoga Studio, 1840 Willamette St. FREE.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 25

New Zone Gallery Holiday Store featuring handcrafted gifts made for the holidays under $50, noon-6pm Tuesdays through Saturdays, Nov. 25 to Dec. 27, 164 W. Broadway, 683-0759.

Lane Symphonic Band & Lane Jazz Ensemble Concert, 7:30pm, Ragozzino Hall, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave. $3-$5.

 

Thursday, Nov. 27

On the Air: Thanksgiving Gypsy Swing, 9pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

Annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner hosted by Friendly Street Church of God, transportation available and volunteers welcome, noon-3pm, 2290 Friendly St., 345-6553. FREE.

Turkey Trot, 4-mile run, 2-mile walk, benefit run for FOOD for Lane County & St. Vincent de Paul, 9am, Valley River Center, register through FOOD for Lane County or Eugene Running Company, 116 Oakway Center, $20 adults, $15 for 17 and younger, level32racing.com.

 

Friday, Nov. 28

Thanksgiving Wine Tasting, noon-6pm today through Sunday, Nov. 30, Iris Vineyards, 82110 Territorial Hwy. $5.

 

Saturday, Nov. 29

5 Star Holiday Sale, pottery, ceramics, art, jewelry, antiques, African baskets & Christmas home decor, 10am-4pm today & 11am-4pm tomorrow, Nov. 30, Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette St., 520-5365. FREE.

Oregon Ballet Academy’s Swan Lake, 2pm & 7pm today, 1pm & 6pm tomorrow, Nov. 30, LCC Auditorium, 4000 E. 30th Ave., oregonballetacademy.com. $15.

All That! Dance presents Nutcacker Remixed, 7pm today & 3pm Nov. 30, Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center. SOLD OUT.

 

Sunday, Nov. 30

Festival of Trees, holiday display benefiting the Military Heritage Museum, noon-3pm, $1; Festival of Trees Gala, appetizers & champagne, Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., Florence, 997-1200. $30-$200.

 

Monday, Dec. 1

Shasta Middle School Winter Concert, 7pm, Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center, $10.50.

Choose ‘n’ Cut Christmas Trees, take a hayride to cut a tree, daily through Dec. 24, Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm, 36777 Wheeler Rd., Pleasant Hill, 746-5161.

 

tuesday, Dec. 2

Holiday Marketplace, handcrafted gifts & homemade delicacies, 9am-7pm today through Dec. 4, Willamalane Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd. FREE.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Winter Wednesdays, store & exhibits open until 6pm, Museum of Natural & Cultural History, 1680 E. 15th Ave.

River Road Candlelight Tour, 6-8pm, info at 688-4052.

Affordable Art (Small Treasures) Show & Sale, today through Dec. 30 w/Holiday Open House 5-8pm Friday, Dec. 12, Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St., Spfd., 726-8595. FREE.

Scientific Illustration demo w/illustrator Becky Uhler & purchase holiday crafts, 4:30-6pm, Museum of Natural & Cultural History, 1680 E. 15th Ave. 

 

Thursday, Dec. 4

Lane Concert Choir, Chamber Choir & Gospel Choir Concert, 7:30pm, Ragozzino Hall, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave. $3-$5.

Eugene Symphony: Mendelssohn & Elgar, 8pm, Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center, 682-5000. $17-$59.

 

Friday, Dec. 5

7th Annual Holiday Sale at Clay Space featuring more than 15 local artists, 5-9pm today, 11am-9pm Dec. 6, noon-5pm Dec. 7, Clay Space, 222 Polk St.

Upstart Crow Studio’s Candy Land, 7pm today, Dec. 6 & Dec. 13, 3pm Dec. 7 & Dec. 14, Upstart Crow Studios, 855 W. First Ave., 688-8260. $12.

Advent Organ Recitals w/Yuka Ito, Dr. Barbara Baird & Dr. Julia Brown, noon today, Dec. 12 & Dec. 19, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. Donations for FOOD for Lane County accepted.

Faith Rahill’s Holiday Pottery Sale, 5-8pm today, 10am-4pm tomorrow & 11am-4pm Sunday, 2581 Monroe St.

Holiday Pottery Sale, 5-8pm today, 10am-4pm Dec. 6 & 11am-4pm Dec. 7, Standhardt Studio, 55 W. 27th Ave. FREE.

“Holly Jolly Follies” celebration presented by Florence Events Center, 7pm today & Dec. 6 and 2pm Dec. 6-7, Florence Events Center, visit www.eventcenter.org for more info, $10-$15.

2nd and Blair Artist’s Holiday Sale and Open House, 5-9pm today, noon-9pm tomorrow & noon-5pm Dec. 7, 2nd and Blair St. FREE.

A Christmas Carol in Prose: A dramatic recitation by Rickie Birran feat. sculptures by Dan Chen, 6:30pm today at Pacific Rim Gallery, 160 E. Broadway; 7pm, Dec. 6 at Barnes & Noble, 1163 Valley River Center; 1:30pm Dec. 21 at Willamette Oaks, 455 Alexander Loop; 7pm Dec. 21 at Cozmic, 199 W. 8th Ave. FREE.

It’s a Wonderful Life presented by Radio Redux, 7:30pm today and Dec. 6, 2pm Dec. 7, at Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center, 682-5000, $18-$21.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, 7:30pm today, Dec. 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20, 2pm Dec. 7 & 14, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 194 W. Broadway, 465-1506. $15-$26.

Rodgers & Hart’s Babes in Arms, 7:30pm today, Dec. 5-6, Dec. 12 & Dec. 19-20, 1:30pm matinees Dec. 7,  Dec. 13 & Dec. 21, The Shedd, 868 High St., 687-6526. $20-$42.

She Loves Me, a musical romance, 8pm, Dec. 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20, 2:30pm matinees Dec. 7, 14 & 21, Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Dr., Cottage Grove, 942-8001. $19-$23.

Dr. Snapp House Christmas Bazaar, decorated historic home w/gifts & goodies for sale, 4-8pm today, 10am-8pm Dec. 6 & 11am-3pm Dec. 7, 360 S. River Rd., Cottage Grove. FREE.

 

Saturday, Dec. 6

Annual “Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus” hosted by Eugene Downtown Lions Club, 8am-noon, St. Thomas Episcopal Fellowship Hall, 1465 Coburg Rd., 344-1049. $8 adults, $5 kids, ages 3 & under free.

Fools Haven presents The New Shakespeare Showcase: A Cavalcade of the Bard’s Juicy Scenes, 7pm, Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd., 868-0689. $6-$8.

Holiday Open Studio, work by six artists, 10am-4pm, Gabriella’s Studio, 3360 Kincaid St. FREE.

Open House & Holiday Open Sale, 11am-5pm today, Dec. 7 & Dec. 13-14, Thimbleberry Felt Gallery, 2630 Agate St., 521-8701.

Emerald City Roller Girls Bout 4, 5pm, Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave. $12.

Eugene Symphony Guild’s Holiday Kitchen Tour, visit homes, meet local chefs and sample their creations, plus Guild Sweet Shoppe held at Sprout! kitchen, pre-parade pancake breakfast, live music, raffle, 9am-4pm, Sprout! 418 A St., Spfd., tickets available at Jerry’s, Shamrock & other outlets, 255-7323. $15 adv., $18 door.

Tracie Manso’s 19th Annual Pottery Studio Sale and Open House, 10am-6pm today and Dec. 7 2966 Calla St., 342-8213. FREE. 

Springfield Christmas Parade: Melodies & Memories, music, activities & a visit by Santa, 1pm, downtown Springfield, springfieldchristmasparage.org. FREE.

Annual Greens Sale hosted by Eugene Garden Club, natural wreaths, table floral designs, little trees, cone baskets, poinsettias and other holiday home decorations, 9am-3pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St., 485-5772 for more information or special orders.

Jingle Bells Run, 12k run (new), 8k run and 5k run/walk, music, Santa, breakfast, 10:30am, Maurie Jacobs Park, reg. at Eugene Running Co., 484-9883, eclecticedgeracing.com, $15-25.

Eugene Waldorf School’s Winter Light Faire, puppet shows, cakewalks, candle dipping, The Nutcracker ballet, Hanukkah room, the Golden Goose school store, crafts, games, food and live music, 11am-4pm, 1350 McLean Blvd, FREE, most activities require ticket; $1.50 each.

Experience Christmas w/NCU Hope, sights & sounds of Christmas concerts, 2pm & 7pm, Dec. 6-7 & 7pm, Dec. 8, Evans Chapel, Northwest Christian University, 828 E. 11th Ave. $5, under 12 FREE.

Victorian Family Holidays, decorate cookies, make Christmas crackers, string popcorn & more, 11am-2pm, Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette St., 484-0808. FREE.

Cascadia Wildlands’ 12th Annual Wonderland Auction, live and silent auctions, live jazz, buffet dinner, Ninkasi beer and local wine, 6-10pm, The Center for Meeting & Learning, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave., 434-1463. $40-$400.

Winter Wonders Wander, family-paced walk in the woods w/trail activities, cozy fireside nature tales & tea, 1-3pm, Hendricks Park, reg. at 687-9969. $2 per person, $5 family, members FREE.

UO Holiday Choral Concert, 7:30pm, Beall Hall, 961 E. 18th Ave., 346-4363. $5-$7.

Art Avenue Winter Show & Sale, 10am-5pm today & Dec. 13, noon-4pm, Dec. 7 & Dec. 14, Art Avenue Art Collective, 2545 Birch Lane. FREE.

 

Sunday, Dec. 7

Willakenzie Holiday Bazaar, 10am-3pm, The Grange, 3055 Willakenzie Rd. FREE.

Eugene Concert Choir Holiday Extravaganza featuring Mason Williams & friends, Peter Hollens, Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble & more, 3pm, Hult Center, One Eugene Center, 682-5000. $17-$42.

UO Gospel Choirs & Ensembles, 5pm, Beall Hall, 961 E. 18th Ave., 346-4363. $5-$8.

A Christmas Carol (1938) and Christmas in Connecticut will screen at 7pm today at Regal Valley River Center, 500 Valley River Center. $12.50.

Oregon’s Ugliest Sweater Run, 11am at Alton Baker Park, for more info visit oregonsugliestsweaterrun.com. $49.

 

Monday, Dec. 9

Chamber Music Amici, 7:30pm, Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd., 953-9204. $20-$30.

Candlelight Tour, 6-9pm today, Dec. 18 & Dec. 21, Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette St., 484-0808. $6.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Winter Wednesdays, store & exhibits open until 6pm, Museum of Natural & Cultural History, 1680 E. 15th Ave.

The Shedd Institute presents A Mari-achi Christmas! w/Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez, 7:30pm, Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center, 682-5000. $24-$38.

 

Thursday, Dec. 11

Very Victorian Holiday Party and Silent Auction, 6pm, Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 541-484-0808, www.smjhouse.org, $25.

Fern Ridge Light Parade, parade floats light up the night, 7pm, starts on 8th Street in downtown Veneta. FREE.

The Emerald City Jazz Kings present “Let Your Heart Be Light,” holiday concert, 7:30pm today & 1:30pm Dec. 14, The Shedd, 868 High St.; 7:30pm Dec. 16 at LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis; 7:30pm Dec. 17 at Florence Events Center, 434-7000. $18-$34.

 

Friday, Dec. 12

Make Some Noise! Winter Solstice Celebration, music, performance and crafts, Museum of Natural & Cultural History, 1680 E. 15th Ave. $5, free w/FOOD for Lane County don.

30th Anniversary of A Celtic Holiday featuring Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales, narrated by David Stuart Bull, music by Linda Danielson & Chico Schwall, 3pm today, Dec. 13, 19 & 20, 9:30pm Dec. 18, 22 & 23, Cafe Soriah, 384 W. 13th Ave., 342-4410. $10.

Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra plays Duke Ellington’s “Nutcracker Suite” & more holiday music, 7:30pm, Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd. $15-$35.

Ballet Fantastique’s An American Christmas Carol, set in the 1040s w/live music by Halie Loren, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, 2:30pm Dec. 14, Hult Center, One Eugene Center, 342-4611. $49.

 

Saturday, Dec. 13

Frozen Trail Runfest, 5K, 6,8, and 14 mile, 50K, 9am start for 50K, 10am all other events, Mount Pisgah, register at Eugene Running Company, 484-9883, 116 Oakway Center, $20-$50. 

Children’s Christmas Party in Cottage Grove, kids shopping trip, breakfast, visit w/Santa & more, sponsored by Kiwanis Club, 7-11:30am, info at cgchamber.com.

Atencio’s Art & Greek Patry Festival, 11am-3pm today & 1-4pm Sunday, Dec. 14, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 202 Hillview 1. FREE.

Christmas Unplugged: Reclaiming the Holiday Spirit w/musician John Doan, 8pm, Troubadour Music Center, 521 SW Second St., Corvallis. $10-$15.

Emerald Valley Opry’s Christmas Opry w/Oregon Valley Boys, Big Foot Lane, Willamette High School Choir & more, 6pm, Willamette High School, 1891 Echo Hollow Rd. $3-$6, $1 off admission w/donation of food or toy.

12th Annual Adventures in Narnia Holiday Ballet presented by Hosanna Performing Arts Foundation, 1pm and 7pm today, 4pm Dec. 14, Ragozzino Performance Hall, Lane Community College, 607-5798. $13 adv., $15 door.

Holiday Tea at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 1pm today & tomorrow, recurring every Saturday & Sunday through Dec. 21, by reservation, www.smjhouse.org or 541-484-0808 for reservations, $30.

 

Sunday, Dec. 14

13th Annual HOUR Traders Winter Celebration, holiday gifts, music, activities & entertainment, 11am-5pm, Old World Deli Arena, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. FREE.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Shelton McMurphey Johnson House presents Candlelight Tour of Petersen Barn, 7pm, info at 484-0808, www.smjhouse.org.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Basketry Demo & Trunk Show w/Patricia Montoya-Donohue & Kim Black, basketry techniques using natural NW materials, 4:30pm, store & exhibits open until 6pm, Museum of Natural & Cultural History, 1680 E. 15th Ave.

Holiday Sing, sing-along w/Adult Activity Center’s Sharps & Flats choral group, 1pm, Willamalane Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd. FREE.

 

Friday, Dec. 19

Oregon Mozart Players’ Candlelight Baroque, featuring Bach, C.P.E. Bach and Vivaldi, 7:30pm today & tomorrow, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St. $10-$45.

Eugene Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker, 7:30pm today & Dec. 20, 2pm Dec. 20 & 21, Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center, 682-5000. $15-$53.

 

Saturday, Dec. 20

Oregon Mozart Players’ Candlelight Baroque continues. See Saturday, Dec. 19.

Dance Factory’s Elemental Collision, 7:30pm, Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center, 682-5000. $15.

Nutcracker Tea w/Mark Lewis & The Sugar Plum Fairy, noon today & Dec. 21, Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center. FREE.

 

Sunday, Dec. 21

Eugene Sacred Harp Singers’ Annual Concert and Sing-Along, 7pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St., 345-3626, FREE, donations welcome.

Winterdance: A Celtic Christmas Celebration feat. Holly’s Revenge w/Christa Burch & The Murray Irish Dancers, 8pm, Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. $18 adv., $20 door.

 

Monday, Dec. 22

Family Swims, 3-5 pm today & Dec. 23, 24, 29, 30 & 31, 3-5pm, Tamarack Pool, 3575 Donald St., 686-9290. $3-$5.

 

Thursday, Dec. 25

On the Air: “Merry Beatles: A Cool Yule with the Fab Four,” mostly jazz covers of Beatles tunes, 9pm, KLCC 89.7 FM.

 

Monday, Dec. 31

Eugene Opera presents Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, 7:30pm today & 2:30pm Jan. 4, Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center, 682-5000. $20-$79.

An Evening w/The Floydian Slips, 9pm, McDonald Theatre. $20.