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2016 Holiday Happenings Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 17

The Holiday Night Market, a night of shopping to support local women in small business, fashion, beauty and craft vendors, 5-10pm today, at Venue 252, 252 Lawrence St. FREE.

Friday, Nov. 18

Fern Ridge Holiday Bazaar Weekend, food and crafts by local artisans, 9am-5pm today and Saturday, Nov. 21, 935-8443. FREE. Maps are available in Veneta at City Hall, Ray’s, Veneta-Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce and most bazaar locations.

Willy Wonka, based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, 7:30pm Fridays & Saturdays and 2pm Sundays, Nov. 18 - Dec. 17, Actors Cabaret of Eugene, 996 Willamette St., 683-4368, $16-$42.95.

Maude Kerns Art Center presents “Art for All Seasons” show and Club Mud ceramics sale, Nov. 18 - Dec. 16, opening reception 6-8pm Friday, Nov. 18, 1910 E. 15th Ave. FREE.

Light Up Downtown presented by the city of Eugene to kick off the holiday season and showcase downtown Eugene as a holiday destination for locals 5:15-6:30pm today, East Park Blocks. FREE.

Xcape Dance Academy Holiday Bazaar fundraiser for dancers’ upcoming competition and recital season, 5-9pm today and 10am-6pm tomorrow, 420 W. 12th Ave, 912-1140. FREE. 

Saturday, Nov. 19

Holiday Farmers Market, hundreds of booths with winter produce, handcrafted gifts, international food court and live music, 10am-5pm ongoing weekends until Dec. 18, Lane Events Center. FREE.

Sunday, Nov. 20

Paper clay holiday ornament workshops fundraiser for OSLP’S Art and Culture Program taught by Eugene artist and author Rogene Manas, 1-4pm today, Dec. 2 & Dec. 18, at OSLP’s Art & Culture Studio, 390 Lincoln St., suite 270. $25, includes tools and materials.

Thursday, Nov. 24

Turkey Stuffer 5K Run, benefit for Willamalane’s free Summer Playground Program for kids, 8:30am today, Lively Park, 736-4244. $10-$25, pick up reg. packets Nov. 22-23 at Willamalane Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd.

Turkey Trot, 4-mile run, 2-mile walk, 200-meter kid’s Gobbler Gallop, benefit run for FOOD for Lane County 9am, Valley River Center, register through FOOD for Lane County or Eugene Running Company, 116 Oakway Center. $20 adults, $15 17 and younger. Dogs not allowed.

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.

Dia De Gracias 2015 Whiteaker Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, se invita a todas la communidad se ofrecera comida i ropa, dinner 11am-3pm, giveways 8am-2pm, Whiteaker Community Head Start Center, 21 N. Grand, 485-8179, wcdinner.org. FREE.

Friday, Nov. 25

Thurston High School Choirs Holiday Craft Faire, 100 vendors selling their wares, 10am-6pm today & 10am-5pm tomorrow, Thurston High School, 333 N. 58th St., Spfd., 744-5141. FREE.

The Santaland Diaries, based on the outlandish and true chronicles of David Sedaris’ experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy’s SantaLand display, 7:30pm today and Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2pm Sundays, through Dec. 11,  Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 194 W. Broadway, 465-1506. $15-$28.

Saturday, Nov. 26

The Nutcracker Remixed presented by All That! Dance, 6:30pm today, Hult Center, $23-$37.50.

Small Works of Art exhibit curated by Beverly Soasey today through Jan. 7, with opening reception 3pm-7pm Dec. 3, at Framin’ ArtWorks, The Coburg Station, 460 Coburg Road, suite 304. FREE.

Tuesday, Nov. 29

“Rat Pack Christmas” presented by Theater League, 7:30pm today and Wednesday, Silva Concert Hall, Hult Center. $33-$97.

Thursday, Dec. 1

Very Victorian Holiday Party at Shelton McMurphey Johnson House with Second Annual Very Victorian Wreath Festival judging 5:30 pm today, winners announced during Dec. 2 First Friday ArtWalk, smjhouse.org for details.

Friday, Dec. 2

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge by Mark Brown, 7:30pm today and Thursdays-Saturdays and 2pm Sundays through Dec. 11, The Very Little Theater, 2350 Hilyard Street, 344-7751. $12.

2nd & Blair Artists Holiday Studio Sale & Open House, work by John Rose, Alison Shiboski, Chris Paulson, Judith Sparks & Betsy Wolfston, 5-8pm today, 11am-8pm tomorrow and 4-7pm silent auction for Planned Parenthood, noon-4pm Dec. 4, 1168 W. Second Ave. FREE.

The Rose Childrens Theater presents Elf Jr. The Musical 7pm today, tomorrow, Dec. 9-10, 2pm Dec. 4, 10-11, at Wildish Community Theater, Springfield, 630 Main St. $12. 458-215-0220 for ticket info.

15th Annual Creche Exhibit by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, array of 1,000 Nativity scenes from around the world, get free photo of family in front of manger scene, music, 5-9pm today, 11am-8pm Dec. 3 & 4-8pm Dec. 4, 1155 President St. FREE.

The Annual Veneta Tree Lighting, with choirs singing holiday classics, Santa and Mayor Sandra Larson, 6-7:30 pm today, at its new location, Veneta Elementary School, 88131 Territorial Hwy., Veneta, 736-3612. FREE.

Cottage Theatre presents A Christmas Story, 8pm today, plays 8pm Thursdays through Saturdays & 2:30pm Sunday through Dec. 18, 700 Village Dr., Cottage Grove, 942-8001. $20-$25.

The Majestic Theatre  presents A Christmas Story, 7:30 pm today & Dec. 3,8,9,10,15,16,17, and 2:30 pm Dec. 4,11,18, ,115 SW. 2nd St., Corvallis, 738-7469. $10-$16.

Children’s Repertory of Oregon Workshops (C.R.O.W.)  presents Ho Ho Hollywood: How the Grinch Stole Christmas … AGAIN, the 2016 Holly Jolly Follies, 7pm today, 2pm and 7pm tomorrow, 2pm Dec. 4, at Florence Events Center. $10-$18.

Holiday Pottery Sale at Standhardt Studio, 5-8pm today, 10am-4pm Dec. 3, 11am-4pm Dec. 4, 55 W. 27th Ave., 514-4646. FREE.

Saturday, Dec. 3

“Christmas in Cottage Grove” with tree lighting at Trailhead Park, Prospectors Holiday Bizarre (360 S. River Road), Breakfast with Santa (233 Harrison), Santa at City Hall, 8am-8pm today, Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce, 942-2411. FREE.

Annual Greens Sale hosted by Eugene Garden Club, enjoy creative, fresh, long-lasting natural wreaths, table arrangement, “little trees," poinsettias and other holiday home decorations,, 9am-3pm. Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St., 485-5772 for more information or special orders. FREE.

Jingle Bells Run, 12k run (new), 8k run and 5k run/walk, music, Santa, breakfast, noon, Maurie Jacobs Park, 484-9883, eclecticedgeracing.com. $25 adv., $30.

Victorian Family Holiday at Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, family craft day, storytelling and holiday fun, 11am-2pm today, 303 Willamette St., 484-0808, smjhouse.org. FREE.

Faith Rahill’s Holiday Pottery Sale, 5-8pm today, 10am-5pm tomorrow, 11am-4pm Dec. 4, 2581 Monroe St., 344-2100. FREE.

Eugene Waldorf School’s Winter Light Faire, puppet shows, cake walks, candle dipping, The Nutcracker ballet, Hanukkah room, crosscut saw competition, games, food and live music, 11am-3pm today, 1350 McLean Blvd, FREE, some activities require ticket. $2 each.

The 64th Annual Springfield Christmas Parade: “The March of the Toys,” 1pm today, begins at Olympic St., downtown Spfd., 988-0955. FREE.

“South Eugene Artists: Art in the Hood,” a holiday art walk and studio sale featuring local artists and musicians, all within walking distance, 11am-6pm today and tomorrow, 521-8701 or seartseugene.org for more info. FREE.

The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Emerald Empire Christmas Show Toy Drive, all proceeds go to purchase toys forCentro Latino Americano, 6-9pm today in The Den of The Wayward Lamb, 150 W. Broadway. $10.

Sisters Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold, “CSI: Bethlehem” in this holiday mystery extravaganza, 3pm and 8pm today, Soreng Theater, Hult Center. $32-$56.75

“Elements of Light” art show, holiday party and fundraiser for New School Eugene (a creative play and crafting space for families) and MECCA program, All Access Art, 5:30-8:30pm today at Eugene Mindworks’ coworking space, 207 E. 5th Ave. $25. 

“Experience Christmas with NCU: Light,” community concert presented by Northwest Christian University, 7:30pm today, 5:30pm & 7:30pm Dec. 4, Morse Event Center, NCU campus. $10, $5 students.

UO Choirs “A Spark in the Dark” Winter Concert, 7:30pm, Beall Concert Hall, UO, 346-4363. $7, $5 students, seniors.

Sunday, Dec. 4

Eugene Concert Choir and Eugene Vocal Arts’ “A Festival of Carols,” grand Christmas cantatas and traditional carols throughout the centuries and the world, 3pm today, Hult Center, 682-5000. $25-$54.

UO Gospel Choir and Ensemble, 5pm, Beall Concert Hall, UO, 346-4363. $8, $6 students, seniors.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Holiday Marketplace, shop for handcrafted gifts and homemade delicacies, 9am-6pm today & Dec. 6, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd., 736-4444. FREE.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

World AIDS Day and Holiday Bear Event, $1 donation HIV Alliance for every special cocktail and beer bought, 7-9pm today at Starlight Lounge, 830 Olive St. FREE.

Thursday, Dec. 8

“Happy Holiday: A Jazz Kings Christmas 2016,” holiday concert, 7:30pm today, 3pm Sunday, The Shedd, 868 High St., 434-7000. $18-$34; youth discounts available.

Shelton McMurphey Johnson House Candlelight Tour, 6pm today & Dec. 15 & 22, Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette Street, 484-0808, smjhouse.org. $6 adults; $5 seniors, students, AAA members.

Friday, Dec. 9

Upstart Crow Studios presents Harry Connick Jr.’s The Happy Elf, 7pm today and Dec, 10, 16-17, and 3pm Dec. 11 & 18, , 855 W. 1st Avel, 688-8260. $12.

Ballet Fantastique’s The Book of Esther: A Rock Opera, a powerful and vibrant evocation of a classical biblical story of politics, resilience and faith with Andiel Brown and UO Gospel Singers, singing a range of classic and contemporary gospel music, 7:30pm today & Dec. 10, 2:30pm Dec. 11, Hult Center. $28-$58.50.

Hosanna Performing Arts Foundation presents 14th Annual Adventures in Narnia holiday ballet, 1pm and 6pm today and 4 pm tomorrow, Ragozzino Performance Hall, Lane Community College. $13-$15, advanced tickets at adventuresinnarnia.com, 607-5798.

Holiday Afternoon Tea at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 4pm today and Dec. 16, 1 pm Dec. 10-11 & Dec. 17-18, 303 Willamette St., 484-0808 for reservations. $30, tickets at smjhouse.org.

Saturday, Dec. 10

Frozen Trail Runfest, 5K, 6,8, and 14 mile, 50K, 8am 50K, 9:30am aLl other events, Mt. Pisgah, register at Eugene Running Company, 484-9883, 116 Oakway Center. $20-$55.

Cascadia Wildlands’ 14th annual Wonderland Auction, live and silent auctions, live jazz, buffet dinner, Ninkasi beer and local wine, 6pm-10pm, Center for Meeting & Learning, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave., 434-1463. $50 adv., $60 door.

9th Annual “Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus” hosted by Eugene Downtown Lions Club, breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, cocoa and coffee, holiday treats, baked goods for sale, bike raffle for kids, photographer available, 8am-noon today , St. Thomas Episcopal Fellowship Hall, 1465 Coburg Rd., 344-1049. $8, $5 kids, FREE for kids 3 and under.

Tracie Manso’s 21st Annual Holiday Pottery Studio Sale and Open House 10am-5pm today and tomorrow at 2966 Calla Street in Eugene, 342-8213. FREE.

Sunday, Dec. 11

R. Atencio’s Holiday Sale 1-4pm today, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 202 Hillview Lane 1, Eugene. FREE.

The Majestic Theatre presents “No Offense: The Improv Jam Christmas Spectacular” 7pm today,115 SW. 2nd St., Corvallis, 738-7469. $5

Oregon’s Ugliest Sweater Run, 5K race, 11am at Alton Baker Park, register at oregonsugliestsweaterrun.com. $30-$39.

Hannukah Home Show and Sale by four community artists with Judaica, wearable art, home decor & gifts, 11am-4pm today, 2450 Adams St. FREE.

Corvallis Youth Symphony Young Artist Winter Concert 3pm, LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis, tickets at cysassoc.org. $10 adv., $12 door, free for students.

The Motet Singers’ Annual Christmas Concert “Make We Joy,” women’s a cappella ensemble, 4pm today, Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church, 534 C St., Spfd., 554-8421. $15, students/youth FREE.

Monday, Dec. 12

Shasta Middle School 27th Annual Winter Concert, 7pm, Hult Center. $10.50 -$13.

Tuesday, Dec. 13

“Happy Holiday: A Jazz Kings Christmas 2016” holiday concert, 7:30pm today, LaSells Steward Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 434-7000. $30 general, $15 youth.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

“Happy Holiday: A Jazz Kings Christmas 2016” holiday concert, 7:30pm today Florence Events Center, Florence, 997-1994. $30 general, $15 youth.

Friday, Dec. 16

Live nativity scene 7-9pm today through Dec. 18 at Friendly St. Church of God, 2290 Friendly St. FREE

Oy Vey in a Manger: An A Capella Musical Comedy for two shows only, 7:30pm today and 2pm Sunday, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 194 W. Broadway, 465-1506. $15-$30.

Candlelight Baroque concert featuring the Oregon Mozart Players, 7:30 pm today and Dec. 17, 3:30 pm Dec. 18, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St., 345-6648. $15-$45, $10 students and youth.

The Nutcracker presented by Eugene Ballet Company, 7:30pm today, 2pm and 7:30pm Dec. 17, 2pm Dec. 18, with The Nutcracker tea at noon today and tomorrow, Hult Center. $32-$65, college and youth discounts available.

Thurston High School Choir’s Ye Olde Christmas Feaste, catered dinner and show, an evening full of merriment, song and food, 8:30pm today & Dec. 17, Thurston High School, 333 N. 58th St., Spfd., info at 744-5141. $17.

Radio Redux’s A Cowboy Christmas, live radio drama, 7:30pm today & Dec. 17, 2pm Sunday, Dec. 18, Hult Center, 682-5000. $16-$25.

Sunday, Dec. 18

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

Tuesday, Dec. 20

The Majestic Theatre presents “Celtic Solstice,” a lively mix of music, singing, ballet and Celtic dance, 7:30 pm today & Dec. 21,115 SW. 2nd St., Corvallis, 738-7469. $14-$16.

Saturday, Dec. 31

Membrillo Latin Kitchen hosts a Hanukkah Chifa Dinner for the first night of Hanukkah, with a Peruvian-Chinese-themed menu, 6-9pm today, 1530 Willamette St., reservations at 458-205-8470. $50-$75.

Saturday, Dec. 31

Eugene Opera presents An Opera Trio: Aida, Dialogues of the Carmelites and Die Fledermaus, 7:30pm today & 2:30pm Jan. 2, Hult Center. $20-$87.

Comedians Gone Wild(ish) New Year’s Eve Blowout Extravaganza 7-9pm today at Wildish Community Theater, 868-0689. $25.

Eugene Opera: New Year’s Eve Party 10:30pm today, Hult Center lobby. $25-$27.50.