What's happening in Eugene this weekend? Here are 4 events and a hike to check out

Whether you're looking to nerd out with your kids or enjoy the symphony, these Eugene events this weekend have you covered. You could also get outside and hike around Skinner Butte.

Here's a roundup of four events worth checking out in the Eugene area this weekend.

Fourth Annual Eugene Youth Math Festival

The University of Oregon is inviting elementary and middle school students (ages 5-14) to participate in the fourth annual Eugene Youth Math Festival. There will be 50 interactive activities with stations ranging from optical illusions to hands-on puzzles. Event organizers recommend bringing snacks and water bottles for kids. Admission is free and no registration is needed.

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: McArthur Court, 1601 University St.

Eugene Symphony performs "Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi"

Calling all Star Wars fans. Join the Eugene Symphony on Saturday for a screening of "Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi" and a performance of John Williams’ iconic soundtrack live on stage during the film. Don't forget to wear your best Star Wars universe costume to participate in the symphony's costume contest. Also, check out Bricks and Minifigs Eugene LEGO build tables and LEGO pod racing track, along with the winning creation of the LEGO Star Wars build contest. Tickets start at $65 and are on sale at hultcenter.org.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Hult Center for Performing Arts, 1 Eugene Center

The Krooked Kings perform at WOW Hall

If indie beach-rock music sounds like your jam, check out a performance by The Krooked Kings at WOW Hall Saturday evening. The band formed in Utah in 2018 and has since gained millions of streams and sold out multiple shows across Utah. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 day of the show and are on sale at www.wowhall.org.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: WOW Hall, 291 W 8th Ave.

Evynne Hollens: she is BROADWAY

Celebrate the women of Broadway with Evynne Hollens. The local Broadway, Youtube and Eugene-born artist is gathering a diverse group of musicians from all over to highlight music from hit Broadway musicals written by women. The performance will feature selections from "Hadestown," "9 to 5," "Legally Blonde," "Fun Home," "Once on this Island," "Ragtime," "Anastasia," "The Color Purple," "Bring It On," "Waitress," "Mean Girls" and "SIX The Musical." Tickets start at $18, or $11.75 for students, and are on sale at theshedd.org.

When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute, 868 High St.

Take a hike: Skinner Butte

Explore panoramic city and mountain views with a hike up to the Skinner Butte summit. Skinner Butte is a well-loved Eugene classic with multiple trails winding up and down the butte. It's a perfect destination for people who are looking to get outside and explore but don't want to make the trek out of town, as it's located right on the northern edge of downtown Eugene. Possible clear skies on Friday and Saturday offer a great opportunity to take in the beautiful summit views of downtown, the Cascades and Eugene's other icon, Spencer's Butte.

Skinner Butte offers plenty of trail options to mix and match a path that's right for you, but if you're looking for an easy loop that takes you to the top, check out Skinner Butte and South Bank Loop. Start by parking on the north side of the butte in a parking lot off Cheshire Avenue. This is where you will start the hike. From there, you can either go toward the Willamette River or the butte. I would recommend heading up the butte first, so you can end your hike with a flatter walk along the river. The trailhead is marked with a sign and is located right across the street from the parking lot. You'll wind up the butte passing picnic benches and eventually reach the top. From there, you'll follow signs pointing you back down the north side toward the river path. Eventually, you'll end up right back at the parking lot where you started.

If you somehow end up on the wrong path, that's OK. The paths are connected and well marked, so it's easy to find your way back. The loop is only about 1.4 miles and takes most people about 40 minutes.

Makenzie Elliott covers breaking news and public safety for The Register-Guard. Reach her at MElliott@gannett.com. Find her on Twitter at @makenzielliott.

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