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  1. EUGfun 2018 Guide

    Select the brochure to browse or check out the calendar below.


Calendar of Events

  1. August
  2. September
  3. Ongoing
  4. Eventos en Español

Connah Jay

Party in the Parks

Tuesday, August 14 • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Washington Jefferson Skate Park

Presented by City of Eugene

Skate, play games, create with the Eugene Public Library’s maker tools and grab a bite from a local food truck. Enjoy a live DJ set from Connah Jay, a founding member of the Bohemian Dub collective Medium Troy.


Okaidja Afroso

Party on the Plaza

Thursday, August 16 • 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

Hult Center Plaza

Presented by Hult Presents

Okaidja fuses the deep understanding of his own musical transitions and the inspiration of Africa throughout Latin America.


Family Fun Night

Thursday, August 16 • 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Petersen Barn Community Center

Presented by Eugene Rec

Meet your neighbors and friends for a free, fun-filled evening, including dinner, games, crafts and live entertainment. Dinner served until 6:30 p.m.


Studio Without Walls

Fridays at the Park Blocks

Friday, August 17 • 5 - 8:30 p.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by ArtCity Eugene with support from the Downtown Program Fund

The public is invited to watch art-making and engage with artists as they bring their crafts of painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpting, dance, performance, art installations, music and more to life. Beer and cider garden opens at 5 p.m. with artist exhibits at 5:30 p.m.


Ratatouille

Movies in the Park

Friday, August 17 • 9 - 11 p.m.

Trainsong Park

Presented by Eugene Rec

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant. (G, 1h 51m)


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare in the Park

Saturday, August 18 – Sunday, August 19 • 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Amazon Community Center

Presented by Eugene Rec and Free Shakespeare in the Park

Free Shakespeare in the Park is celebrating 20 years and presents this magical romantic comedy. Bring a picnic, blanket, family and friends for a delightful outdoor show.


Black Panther

Movies in the Park

Saturday, August 18 • 9 - 11 p.m.

University Park

Presented by Eugene Rec

T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T’Challa’s father’s mistake. (PG-13, 2h 14m)


Sunday Jams

Sunday, August 19 • 3 - 6:30 p.m.

Sladden Park

Local DJs will spin fresh wax for the whole family. All-vinyl selections providing the perfect soundtrack for a picnic and a game of hoops. 
Stay tuned for this year’s three-on-three basketball tournaments.


Springfield Community Band

Washburne Park Concerts

Sunday, August 19 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Washburne Park

Celebrating its 25th season, the SCB was established by current director Dana Demant, Bill Morrisette and Gene Slayter. Their members range in age from 14 to over 75 and include teachers, retirees, stay-at-home moms and local business owners.


Kudana Marimba

Party in the Parks

Tuesday, August 21 • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Arrowhead Park

Presented by City of Eugene

Using seven marimbas, singing, drums and other percussion, Kudana engages audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest with their traditional Zimbabwean music.


Eugene’s Got Talent: Youth Variety Show

Summer Reading Series

Wednesday, August 22 • 5 - 7 p.m.

Downtown Eugene Public Library

Presented by Eugene Public Library

Catch a rising star at this annual showcase for kids and teens. (Performers: sign up at dress rehearsal at 3:30 p.m. August 21)


Mitsuki Dazai

Party on the Plaza

Thursday, August 23 • 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

Hult Center Plaza

Presented by Hult Presents

Journey from west to east and through time, from more than 300 years ago to the 21st century, with live music on the traditional Japanese instrument, the koto!


Ice Cream Social

Thursday, August 23 • 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Campbell Community Center

Presented by Eugene Rec

What could be better on a hot August night than free ice cream, music and your good friends in the Campbell Community Center neighborhood? Come join us for an evening full of summertime bliss.


Dr. Dolittle

Roving Park Players

Thursday, August 23 - Friday, August 24 • 6 - 8 p.m.

Petersen Barn Community Center

Presented by Roving Park Players

Enjoy this classic play about a doctor who can speak to animals. Community plays brought to you by the Roving Park Players.


Hip-Hop Showcase with DJ Connah Jay

Fridays at the Park Blocks

Friday, August 24 • 5 - 8:30 p.m.

Park Blocks

Get your weekend started with a night of hip-hop featuring house DJ Connah Jay as well as local emcees 80HD, Smyth, Brax and Este. Beer and cider garden opens at 5 p.m. with live entertainment at 5:30 p.m.


Family Dive-in Movie: Free Willy

Movies in the Park

Friday, August 24 • 9 - 11 p.m.

Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center

Presented by Eugene Rec

Watch the movie “Free Willy” while you enjoy a Rec Swim with your family.


Dr. Dolittle

Roving Park Players

Saturday, August 25 - Sunday, August 26 • 6 - 8 p.m.

Maurie Jacobs Park

Presented by Roving Park Players

Enjoy this classic play about a doctor who can speak to animals. Community plays brought to you by the Roving Park Players.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare in the Park

Saturday, August 25 – Sunday, August 26 • 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Amazon Community Center

Presented by Eugene Rec & Free Shakespeare in the Park

Free Shakespeare in the Park is celebrating 20 years and presents this magical romantic comedy. Bring a picnic, blanket, family and friends for a delightful outdoor show.


Sunday Jams

Sunday, August 26 • 3 - 6:30 p.m.

Sladden Park

Local DJs will spin fresh wax for the whole family. All-vinyl selections providing the perfect soundtrack for a picnic and a game of hoops. Stay tuned for details on this year’s three-on-three basketball tournaments.


Oregon Brass Society

Washburne Park Concerts

Sunday, August 26 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Washburne Park

An embrace of traditional British brass band literature and instrumentation while occasionally mixing in American favorite contemporary compositions. This band builds appreciation for instrumental music as a bridge between many communities.


Creating Connections: Sharing Stories Together

Tuesday, August 28 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.

Petersen Barn Community Center

Presented by Eugene Rec

Come share your story in a safe supportive environment. Our stories give meaning to our lives and through the sharing of stories we learn from each other and learn to understand each other.


KING-PONG

Tuesday, August 28 • 8 - 10 p.m.

Kesey Square

Presented by EugeneTech & CodeChops with support from the Downtown Program Fund

KING-PONG is a larger than life Pong video game with giant controllers and a huge screen. Come early to learn how it works and then compete when the sun goes down.


NANDA

Party on the Plaza

Thursday, August 30 • 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

Hult Center Plaza

Presented by Hult Presents

This internationally acclaimed ninja theatre troupe presents a mélange of comedy sketches, skill acts and signature NANDA style action. Everything in this show is infinitely pointless, and that is the point.


Breakfast at the Bike Bridges

Friday, August 31 • 7 - 9:30 a.m.

E. 24th Ave. & Amazon Path

Presented by Eugene Transportation Options

Designed for path users and commuters to grab a quick bite to eat and a cup of coffee, meet City of Eugene staff, learn more about transportation in Eugene and get a bicycle safety check all at the same time.


There Is No Mountain

Fridays at the Park Blocks

Friday, August 31 • 5 - 8:30 p.m.

Park Blocks

This Portland-based husband-and-wife duo combines percussion, guitar and an affinity for vocal harmony into psychedelic pop. Beer and cider garden opens at 5 p.m. with live entertainment at 5:30 p.m.


Lost or forgot something at a EUGfun event? No problem! If someone turned it in to our staff, we will get it to the Downtown Eugene Public Library as soon as possible after the event. Stop by the information desk to claim your item. They will hold items for up to five (5) business days before donating them to a local charity.


Contact Us

  1. AIC Community Programs Manager
    Colette Ramirez
    Ph: 541-682-6347

    Downtown Programs Manager
    Mindy Linder
    Ph: 541-682-6360

    Production Coordinators
    Ph: 541-682-5542
    Kerry Weeks
    Oliver Neill
    Tara Burke
    Melissa Padron
    Melissa Schenter
    Nate Trowbridge


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