Oregon Symphony hosts free Waterfront Concert in Portland September 4

A view of the Willamette River from Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) After a four-year break, the Oregon Symphony returns to Waterfront Park on Saturday, September 4, for its free Waterfront Concert. The festival starts at 1 p.m. at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon. The main performance starts at … Continue reading Oregon Symphony hosts free Waterfront Concert in Portland September 4

Watch top contestants qualify for the national finals at the Puyallup Rodeo September 9-12

Image by Ray Shrewsberry from Pixabay It's the last stop on the way to the National Finals in Las Vegas! Watch the action as the top 24 competitors in each event vie for a spot or go home at the Puyallup Rodeo on Friday-Sunday, September 9-12. After the rodeo, dance to live music by popular … Continue reading Watch top contestants qualify for the national finals at the Puyallup Rodeo September 9-12

The 2021 Scandinavian Festival in Junction City through August 15

The Dala horse at the Scandinavian Festival in Junction City, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) On the second weekend in August, Junction City celebrates its Scandinavian heritage in Oregon's southern Willamette Valley with four days packed with mouth-watering traditional foods, performances by international dance troupes, storytelling, and craft demonstrations. And there are plenty of opportunities … Continue reading The 2021 Scandinavian Festival in Junction City through August 15

Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games July 21-24 in Fairbanks

The nalukataq (blanket toss) at a previous World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games in Fairbanks, Alaska (photo by Sherman Hogue, Explore Fairbanks) Editor's Note: This post is from a press release provided by Explore Fairbanks. The annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games (WEIO) will take place at the Big Dipper Ice Arena at 1920 Lathrop Street in Fairbanks … Continue reading Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games July 21-24 in Fairbanks

Tesoro Cultural Center’s Indian Market and Ceremonial Dance June 5-6

Image credits: Jewelry by Nelson Begay, painting by George Curtis Levi, and dancer photo by Raelene Whiteshield Learn about Native American culture through art, dance, demonstrations, interactive activities, and storytelling at the 20th annual Indian Market and Ceremonial Dance at the Tesoro Cultural Center Saturday-Sunday, June 5-6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.. More than 40 Indian national … Continue reading Tesoro Cultural Center’s Indian Market and Ceremonial Dance June 5-6

Stream one of longest-running flamenco and Spanish dance festivals in the world May 9-17

Image by Rene Rauschenberger from Pixabay The Festival de Jerez, one of the foremost and longest-running flamenco and Spanish dance festivals in the world, is usually a live event at the historic Villamarta Theatre in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. This year because of safety concerns and travel restrictions from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the … Continue reading Stream one of longest-running flamenco and Spanish dance festivals in the world May 9-17

Free performances in downtown Eugene celebrate National Dance Week, April 19-23

A series of free lunchtime and evening performances celebrate National Dance Week in Eugene, Oregon, from Monday-Friday, April 19-23. The lunchtime performances are scheduled daily at 11:30 a.m.-noon in Kesey Square, 10 East Broadway. On Friday, April 23, Downtown Dances features performance in alleys, on street corners, and in plazas throughout downtown Eugene from 5 … Continue reading Free performances in downtown Eugene celebrate National Dance Week, April 19-23

Eugene Ballet hosts free dance class April 20

Image by geralt, courtesy Pixabay National Dance Week is April 16-25. To celebrate, the Eugene Ballet is hosting a free dance class on Tuesday, April 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. Lyn Burg teaches this intermediate level class that blends several dance styles: jazz, musical theatre, hip hop, salsa, lyrical, Irish African, Indian, Reggaeton, funk, … Continue reading Eugene Ballet hosts free dance class April 20

Eugene Ballet offers free virtual adult ballet class on February 2

Image by Светлана Бердник from Pixabay Have you wanted to try ballet but didn't want to commit to an entire class? Well, now you can with Eugene Ballet's free virtual adult ballet class on Tuesday, February 2, 6-7:30 p.m. Pacific time. Register at this Zoom link. If you're interested in continuing after that, a longer … Continue reading Eugene Ballet offers free virtual adult ballet class on February 2

Armchair photo tours: Junction City Scandinavian Festival

Photos by Cheryl Landes On the second weekend in August, Junction City, in Oregon's southern Willamette Valley, celebrates its Scandinavian heritage with four days packed with mouth-watering traditional foods, performances by international dance troupes, storytelling, and craft demonstrations. And there are plenty of opportunities to join the dancers onstage. There's also a life-sized Dalecarlian (Dala) … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Junction City Scandinavian Festival