Calendar: May 17 – May 24

Thursday May 17

Brown Bag Art Talk – Art about Food, the Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m. The May exhibit at The Arts Center ‘Fingerlicking Good: Art About Food’ focuses on a topic that is of interest to all, but is especially targeted at elementary and middle school students.

 

Wine Tastings at First Alternative North, 2855 Northwest Grant Ave., Corvallis. 5 – 7 p.m. First Alternative’s North Store hosts wine tastings featuring local wines every Thursday night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Mushroom Low Tech Cultivation Methods, Avery House Nature Center, 1200 Avery Park Rd., Corvallis. 6 – 9 p.m. Just a couple methods to grow healthy, nutritious and delicious mushrooms at home using “Practically Free Resources”: plain and simple. $10.

 

Ninkasi Promo, Bomb’s Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m.

 

Oakshire Brewing Tasting Night, Big River & 101 Eat and Drink, 101 NW Jackson Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m.  Come for Happy Hour, Stay for Oakshire. $3 off Small Plates during Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm

 

Classic Rock Sing-along! The Lesson Loft, Gracewinds Music, 137 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Ever wonder what the exact lyrics were to the second verse of your favorite Steve Miller song?  Do you miss the classic rock era?  Come and sing with us!  We will revisit classic rock standards from the 60’s and 70’s.  No need for earplugs – this is a sing-along, not a rock concert.  We will hand out lyrics at the event. Free, donations appreciated.

 

Community Art Workshop #2 – Soulful Collage, The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 6:­30 – 8 p.m. Teachers, teaching artists and community members are welcome to join us for this second of three Community Art Workshops. Soulful collage is an art form accessible to anyone- no matter what their relationship is to creating art.  For more Information and to reserve a spot, contact Chris Neely at chris@theartscenter.net.

 

Student One Act Festival: University Theatre, Withycombe Hall Main Stage, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

 

Chamber Music Corvallis: Triple Helix Piano Trio, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. The Trio came together in 1995. In calling themselves “Triple Helix” the artists were inspired by the double helix – the dynamic intertwining and interdependence of the spiraling energies that generate life.

 

Old-Time Music Jam at Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

 

Curtis Monette & acoustiphilia at Bomb’s Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m.

 

Dan Scollard, Creighton Lindsay, and Gary Nolde at Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. Monthly blues night.

 

Top 40 – Hip-hop – Mash-ups – Electro at Sub-Zero, 126 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Cover: $5 for 18 – 20; $2 for 21+.

 

Ladies’ Night ft. DJ H-Ram & Josh Soto at Impulse Bar and Grill, 1425 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

 

Buckin’ Thursday Western Night at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill, 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

 

Friday May 18

Civil War LAN 4 (LAN Party), Benton County Fair Grounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Civil War LAN 4 is the 4th annual LAN party rivalry between two Oregon college rivals, Oregon State University and University of Oregon. Football season is over, Basketball is done, but this epic battle between OSU and UO takes the Civil War rivalry to the next level, bringing e-Sports to the table. Oregon State has taken the victory the last 3 years.  Does University of Oregon have what it takes to claim the crown? Visitor and Fighter passes are available at the door for $5. For more information, visit www.civilwarlan4.com.

 

Music á la Carte, Memorial Union Lounge, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 12 p.m. Featuring Toby Oft, principal trombone of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and OSU’s Jay Chen, trumpet. Free noontime concert! Bring your lunches, family and friends!

 

William Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing, Crescent Valley High Theater, 4444 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis, 1 – 3 p.m. William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” is performed by Corvallis Leadership Academy’s Shakespeare Conquest Class. $2.

 

Wine Tastings at First Alternative South, 1007 Southeast 3rd St., Corvallis. 5 – 7 p.m. First Alternative’s South Store hosts wine tastings featuring local wines every Friday night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Friday Wine Tastings at WineStyles, 2333 NW Kings Blvd, Corvallis. 5 – 8 p.m. Friday evenings we have several wines open for tasting, AND included in the tasting fee is a glass pour of one of the featured wines — your choice! Tasting fee is $10. For more information call, 541-738-9463.

 

The Majestic Theatre presents The Dam Good Music Festival, 115 SE 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. This festival features an outstanding line up of seven trendsetting Oregon bands: Fjords, Old Age, The We Shared Milk, And And And, Wampire, AU and Nurses. This is an 18+ event. The Majestic Culture Bar will be open, providing beer, wine and concessions. General admission tickets are $15. For tickets, call 541-738-7469, or purchase online at www.majestic.org.

 

Student One Act Festival: University Theatre, Withycombe Hall Main Stage, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

 

Synergy & Sol Seed at Bomb’s Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5

 

Jazz First Trio at Del Alma Restaurant, 136 Southwest Washington Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. The Jazz First Trio, featuring Alan Bakalinsky.

 

Parish Gap at Imagine Coffee Live Arts, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis, 7:30 pm. Alt. Rock. Free admission, for more information, call 541-286-4340.

 

Karl Smiley at Fireworks Restaurant, 1115 SE Third St., Corvallis. 8 – 10 p.m. Long time folk & blues artist from Summit and Open Mic favorite, Karl Smiley plays his finger-pickin’ eclectic mix of folk classics and originals.

 

Top 40 – Hip-hop – Mash-ups – Electro at Sub-Zero, 126 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Cover: $5 for 18 – 20; $2 for 21+.

 

Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill: Hip Hop Night, 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

 

Soul Search w/ DJ James Edward at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 10:30 p.m.

 

Saturday May 19

Civil War LAN 4 (LAN Party), Benton County Fair Grounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Civil War LAN 4 is the 4th annual LAN party rivalry between two Oregon college rivals, Oregon State University and University of Oregon. Football season is over, Basketball is done, but this epic battle between OSU and UO takes the Civil War rivalry to the next level, bringing e-Sports to the table. Oregon State has taken the victory the last 3 years.  Does University of Oregon have what it takes to claim the crown? Visitor and Fighter passes are available at the door for $5. For more information, visit www.civilwarlan4.com.

 

Walk for Water: Ethiopia, Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St. Corvallis. 8:30 a.m. A 5K walk and festival to bring awareness to water scarcity issues in Corvallis’ Sister City, Gondar, Ethiopia. All proceeds will support the drilling of wells for clean drinking water. For more information, visit www.ethopiawater.org, and www.sistercities.corvallis.or.us/gondar.

 

Live Well Age Well Expo 2012, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road East, Albany. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Live Well Age Well Health Expo is an event that brings together 50 agencies and organizations from Linn and Benton Counties. To see detailed information about last year’s event, please visit www.agingwellexpo.org.

 

Mushroom Field Trip, Avery House Nature Center, 1200 Avery Park Rd., Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. This is THE class for beginners who are interested in learning about mushroom hunting. A safety equipment list, a few common-sense principles and for those who attend previous workshops: newly acquired/newly sharpened skills of observation to help us see what is going on in the forest are just part of what is included in this field trip. $10.

 

Corvallis Farmers’ Market, Corner of 1st Street & Jackson Street, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Our outdoor Farmers’ Market features fresh, locally-grown, locally-produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. For more information, www.locallygrown.org.

 

Corvallis HeartChase, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, 3580 NW Samaritan Dr., Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. In HeartChase, your town will become an adventure! Challenges and puzzles send your heart racing. Charity appears in the most unexpected places and teams chase victory and compete to discover the heart of your town. $30/person.

 

Hidden treasures – The Backyards of Corvallis & More, 465 SE Bridgeway Ave., Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Garden tour of seven S. Corvallis gardens with added features, such as a cob oven, simple rainwater harvesting system, permeable drive, chicken coops, and more. $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

 

Spring Tractor Pull, Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Registration begins at 9 a.m., event starts at 12:30 p.m.

 

Housing Options Tour, Corvallis Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1 – 5 p.m. Our tour begins at the Corvallis Public Library, where participants will get a map and description of the homes on the tour. They’ll also receive information about housing resources in Benton County.

 

American Spring: A Symposium for Radical Change, the Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 2 p.m. The Revolution will be Live-Streamed: Rethinking Media and Journalism.

 

Let’s Misbehave! Brad Townsend with Evan Smouse, Benton Hall Room 303, 1650 SW Pioneer Pl., Corvallis. 3 p.m. Join the Director of Athletic Bands and musical theater performer for an afternoon of great Broadway and cabaret tunes.

 

2nd Annual C.V. Cheer Gala Auction and Dinner, Corvallis Country Club, 1850 S.W. Whiteside Dr., Corvallis. 5 p.m. Help Us Raise Money For Our School! This event will help fundraise for the Crescent Valley Cheer teams Varsity and Junior Varsity. For tickets, contact cvcheerauction@gmail.com. $55.

 

Dan Reynolds at Del Alma Restaurant, 136 Southwest Washington Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 – 9 p.m.

 

Corvallis Swing & Blues Dance, Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Join us in welcoming our own local talent: Frim Fram! This will be their first time in playing for us at Odd Fellows. $10.

 

Contra Dance: The Steeltones with Cindy Rakowski, FCC Gatton Hall, 4515 SW West Hills

7:30 p.m. instruction, 8 p.m. dance; $6 CFS/EFS/students, $7 public, $1 discount for bikers, walkers

 

Student One Act Festival: University Theatre, Withycombe Hall Main Stage, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

 

Faire Haven at Imagine Coffee Live Arts, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis, 7:30 pm. Singer-Songwriter Folk Rock. Free admission, for more information, call 541-286-4340.

 

Top 40 – Hip-hop – Mash-ups – Electro at Sub-Zero, 126 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Cover: $5 for 18 – 20; $2 for 21+.

 

Sid Rosen & Friends at Fireworks Restaurant, 1115 SE Third St., Corvallis. 8 – 10 p.m.

 

High Beamz with Chris Zanardi at Bomb’s Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.

 

Sunday May 20

Civil War LAN 4 (LAN Party), Benton County Fair Grounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Civil War LAN 4 is the 4th annual LAN party rivalry between two Oregon college rivals, Oregon State University and University of Oregon. Football season is over, Basketball is done, but this epic battle between OSU and UO takes the Civil War rivalry to the next level, bringing e-Sports to the table. Oregon State has taken the victory the last 3 years.  Does University of Oregon have what it takes to claim the crown? Visitor and Fighter passes are available at the door for $5. For more information, visit www.civilwarlan4.com.

 

Purple Ribbon Run (5k Run/Walk), Willamette Park, Corvallis. 7:30 a.m. Come and join us at scenic Willamette Park in Corvallis, Oregon on Sunday, May 20th for the inaugural Purple Ribbon Run! The Purple Ribbon Run is a 5k benefit run/walk to support the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. All proceeds generated from the run will be donated to help fund cancer research. Check out our website at www.purpleribbonrun.com for more information and to learn how to register. $25.

 

Naturalist Adventure Avery Park Rose Garden, 1210 SW Avery Dr., Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Oregon Vintage Motorcycle Show, Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Cooped Up in Corvallis at SAGE Garden, Bruce Starker Arts Park, off SW 45th place, Corvallis. 12 – 4 p.m. A Self-Guided Chicken and Duck Coop Tour. Tickets are available at the Corvallis Environmental Center and at both First Alternative Co-op locations. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 day of the event; children under 12 years are free.

 

14th Annual Spring Tea and Auction, CH2M HILL Alumni Center, 725 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 1 – 4 p.m. The Soroptimist International of Corvallis 14th Annual Spring Tea & Auction will be Sunday, May 20, 2012. Tickets are $25 per person.

 

Happy Hamstrings at Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 2 – 4:30 p.m. Are you limited by tight hamstrings? Through a combination of self-massage techniques, passive and active stretches we will learn a sequence of movements that will change your hamstrings, and maybe your life. Workshop open to all students of all levels, flexibilities and experience.  Call             541-224-6566, email info@livewellstudio.com, or check online at www.livewellstudio.com. $39.

 

Sundays at Three, The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 333 NW 35th St., Corvallis. 3 p.m. Free piano concert featuring international piano star, Antonio Pompa-Baldi.

 

Relax and Recharge at Willamette Wellness Center, 6735 SW Country Club Dr., 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Learn various meditation techniques to maintain good health, increase concentration, and reduce stress.  Guaranteed to leave you centered and relaxed.  For more information, call (971) 218-6798 or visit, https://sites.google.com/site/carolynschechtman.

 

William Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing, Crescent Valley High Theater, 4444 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis, 7 – 9 p.m. William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” is performed by Corvallis Leadership Academy’s Shakespeare Conquest Class. $2.

 

The Van Meyers Duo at Fireworks Restaurant, 1115 SE Third St., Corvallis. 8 – 10 p.m.

 

Open Jam at Harrison Bar & Grill, 550 Northwest Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 9 – 11 p.m.

 

Monday May 21

“Making the Link Between Parenting and Policy: Understanding the Impact of Parenting on Early Childhood Outcomes,” Hallie E. Ford Center, 2631 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 3 p.m. Presentation by Rebecca Parlakian of the Washington, D.C.-based Zero to Three. The presentation will be streamed live on the Web at: http://health.oregonstate.edu/hallie-ford/.

 

Southtown Open Mic Talent Search at Fireworks Restaurant, 1115 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. 9 – 11 p.m. FREE ADMISSION with $2 minimum purchase. $5 for entry into contest round.

 

Tuesday May 22

$5 Movies at Ninth St. Cinema, 1750 NW 9th St., Corvallis.  See your latest film favorites at the 9th Street Regal Cinema. All movies are $5, every Tuesday, ALL DAY.

 

ArtsCare: Surviving to Thriving – Spring Series, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, First Floor, Conference Room A., 3600 NW Samaritan Drive, Corvallis. 5:30 – 7 p.m. Anyone who has had cancer and/or their caregivers are welcome! Each meeting addresses life’s changes, connections, and hopes through open discussion, journaling, and creative play.

 

Author Event: Pam Houston, with guest Cheryl Strayed, Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Pam Houston will be reading from her newest novel, Contents May Have Shifted. She will be joined by Cheryl Strayed, the author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Co-Sponsored by Grass Roots Books & Music and Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

 

Woman Citizen Film Series, The Color Purple, Owen Hall, 1501 SW Campus Way Room 101, Corvallis. 6:00 p.m. Jim Foster, professor of Political Science, will host a free public showing of The Color Purple, the powerful film based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about black women’s lives in the rural American South. Sponsored by the Woman Citizen Project.

 

Beginner Cuban Salsa Class with Rumbanana, Impulse Bar and Grill, 1425 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6 – 7:30 p.m. A four-week introduction to Cuban Salsa, as well as the beginner motions of Rueda de Casino. Mike and Simona, co-directors of Rumbanana Salsa Group, will teach you these motions in a fun, easy-to-learn manner. Space is very limited, so pre-registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Register online at http://www.rumbanana.org/Classes.html. No experience or partner necessary. $40.

 

Celtic Jam at Imagine Coffee, 5460 Southwest Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m.

 

Hardcourt Bicycle Polo at Eric Scott McKinley Skate Park. 7 – 8 p.m. Every Tuesday night at 7pm. Currently we are playing on the basketball court next to the Eric Scott Mckinley skate park.

 

Timba Tuesday at Impulse Bar and Grill, 1425 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 – 11:30 p.m.  Come out dancing every Tuesday night! Join us for Cuban Salsa Night each week after Rumbanana’s classes at Impulse Bar & Grill in Corvallis – great music, awesome drinks, fun peeps and $1 tacos!

 

Mad About Mahler Symphony Concert, LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium, 875 Southwest 26th St., Corvallis. 8 – 9 p.m.

 

Wednesday May 23

Corvallis Farmers’ Market, Corner of 1st Street & Jackson Street, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Our outdoor Farmers’ Market features fresh, locally-grown, locally-produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. For more information, www.locallygrown.org.

 

Parenting Education in Oregon, Hallie E. Ford Center, 2631 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 2 p.m. Panel Presentation. The presentation will be streamed live on the Web at: http://health.oregonstate.edu/hallie-ford/.

 

Beer & Blog at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 5 – 6 p.m. Local bloggers and tweeters meet to commiserate and network.

 

Stitch Night at Stash, 110 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 5 – 8 p.m. Free social knitting and crocheting group – bring a project, get inspired! www.stashlocal.com.

 

Earthlings: Free Movie Showing at Milam Hall Auditorium, 2520 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 8 – 10 p.m. This film is a powerful and informative documentary about society’s treatment of animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby. This multi-award winning film by Nation Earth is a must-see for anyone who cares about animals or wishes to make the world a better place.

 

Corvallis Belly Dance Guild Performance, Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 8 p.m.

 

Craig Bidiman (Another Musician) + Scott Nicklas at Bomb’s Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free admission.

 

Wine Tastings at First Alternative North, 2855 Northwest Grant Ave., Corvallis. 5 – 7 p.m. First Alternative’s North Store hosts wine tastings featuring local wines every Thursday night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Bangarang Thursday at Sub-Zero, 126 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

 

Ladies’ Night ft. DJ H-Ram & Josh Soto at Impulse Bar and Grill, 1425 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

 

Buckin’ Thursday Western Night at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill, 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

 

Riot in Rhythm and The Radiographers at Bomb’s Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Free admission.

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