Summer Showcases

Join us this season for Summer Showcases! Experience local performances and vibrant art with four fabulous FREE events, each at a community center near you. Bring your families and friends and enjoy the day!


Brought to you by City of Eugene Recreation and Cultural Services.

XCAPE DancersXcape Dance Company

Friday, August 19 • 6-8 p.m. | Free

Petersen Barn Community Center

Xcape offers a hip-hop dance performance for the community, followed by a free workshop.

OrchestraNextOrchestra NEXT

Sunday, August 21 • 3-4 p.m. | Free

Campbell Community Center

Spend a wonderful afternoon in Campbell’s gardens listening to the sweet sounds of Orchestra NEXT. The orchestra is well known and combines Eugene’s creative and vibrant professionals with the region’s most talented protégés. Bring your friends and support our current and future musicians of Eugene as they perform some show-stopping tunes. 

Thrill the WorldDanceability, Eugene Bhangra, Thrill the World

Saturday, September 10 • 5-7:30 p.m. | Free

Amazon Community Center

Three distinct Eugene based performance groups will grace the stage at the Amazon Community Center Amphitheater. Danceability will offer audience participation plus a performance, Eugene Bhangra will take us to Bollywood and Thrill the World will be doing two pieces including their iconic “Thriller.” Blankets, chairs, picnics encouraged. Join the free fun and dance!

instaballet dancers#instaballet

Friday, September 23 • 6-7:30 p.m.  | Free

Sheldon Community Center

What happens when you combine professional ballet dancers and a random audience? #instaballet! Formed in 2013 by Eugene-based dancers Suzanne Haag and Antonio Anacan, #instaballet is an interactive way to experience ballet and choreography. This unique model uses audience ideas and suggestions to shape a new dance in real time, resulting in community created art and a ton of fun. No dance experience is needed, and all ages are welcome. Join us outside on the Sheldon Community Center grounds. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Let’s #CreateTogether.