Calendar: May 31 – June 7

Events this week in the Corvallis area:

Thursday May 31

OK Chorale at Imagine Coffee Live Arts, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis, 2 pm. Eclectic community chorus. Free admission, 541-286-4340.

 

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.

 

Community Art Workshop #3 – Printmaking, 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 the third and final Community Art Workshop. For more information, and to reserve a spot, contact Chris Neely at chris@theartscenter.net.

 

Myco-permaculture, Avery House Nature Center, 1200 Avery Park Rd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. Grand Finale Workshop. We will learn about myco-permaculture and will see some real life applications on video or a Power Point Presentation. A needs and resources exercise and a surprise, which is TBD.

 

Creating a Palestinian State: the Influence of the Arab Spring and an Update on the United Nations, Corvallis Public Library, 645 Northwest Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:00 p.m. What effects might the Arab Spring have on the unfinished peace process between Palestinians and Israelis? What impact would Palestinian unity have on the West Bank and Gaza? We hope you will join us for a presentation by Mark Croatti. For more information: 541-207-4210 or kathy.t@comcast.net.

 

McCall Lecture, “Investing in Oregon’s Future,” Construction and Engineering Hall, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. State Treasurer Ted Wheeler will address how, in an era of budget cuts and sluggish economic growth, the state of Oregon is targeting its resources by investing in education and in entrepreneurs and small business creation. A question and answer session, and public reception will follow.

 

Katie D. Betts at Bomb’s Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

 

Exiles Among You, The Arcadians, and Muppetfucker at Harrison Bar and Grill, 550 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Three Corvallis bands will play a rock and roll show.

 

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.

 

Fjords at Cloud &Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

 

Friday June 1

Battle of the Bands Oregon State University, Memorial Union Quad, Corvallis. 4 – 7 p.m. Bring your shades, enjoy the sun and get ready to dance!

 

Reading of “Creating Rain Gardens: Capturing the Rain for Your Own Water-Efficient Garden,” First Alternative Co-op South Meeting Room, 1007 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Learn how to collect rain to reuse in your front or backyard. Water conservation expert Cleo Woelfle-Erskine will talk about his new book, “Creating Rain Gardens.” Copies of the book will be available to purchase.

 

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.

 

To and From Gaza With Love: A Fundraiser for the Gaza Cultural Exchange, Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. 6 p.m. The event will feature Middle Eastern food, in addition to a live and silent auction. Event proceeds will benefit Corvallis cultural workshops with a visiting teacher from Gaza this summer. For more information, contact info@gazaexchange.org or 541-908-2279. $10 – $15, on sliding scale.

 

Caroline Aiken House Concert, the Summit Community Center, 20464 Shingle Creek Road, Blodgett. 7 p.m. $10 -$20 or what you can afford; bring something to share at the potluck. For more information contact Karl Smiley at smifair@casco.net, or 541-456-4591.

 

Jeff LesMeister at Belle Vallee, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

 

Live Music FT. Eric Vanderwall at New Morning Bakery, 219 SW 2nd St. Corvallis. 6:30 p.m.

 

Mark Lichtenthaler Jazz Trio at Del Alma, 126 SW Washington Ave., Corvallis.7:30 p.m.

 

Van Meyers Jazz at Imagine Coffee Live Arts, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis, 7:30 pm. Progressive fusion stylings. Free admission, 541-286-4340.

 

OSU Men’s, Women’s and Glee Choirs Present “Spring Sing!”, First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. The Oregon State University men’s, women’s, and Glee choirs wrap up the school year with the annual “Spring Sing!” Tickets are $10, available in advance at tickettomato.com and at the door. OSU students will be admitted for free with their student ID card.

 

Miss Lopez & The Wandering Few at Terminus, 603 NW 2nd St., Corvallis. 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Join us as we welcome Valeri Lopez back to Corvallis.

 

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+.

 

First Fridays with Junior Raimey at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

 

Battle of the Bands After Party, Bomb’s Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. When the battle is over come join audiophilia at Bombs Away Cafe for music, brews, and dancing.

 

audiophilia at Bomb’s Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.

 

Fear and Loathing in Cor-Vegas 2.0, Sub Zero, 126 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. Delinquent Brothers Productions returns with our last INDOOR EDM event of the season! The second annual “Fear and Loathing in Cor-Vegas” is our way of celebrating the Vegas life DBP style. Come join us as we turn the page into the summer months! $5 admission; proceeds go directly to the local homeless shelter! This is an 18+ event.

 

Rainbow in the Clouds at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 10:30 p.m. First Friday LGBT dance-a-thon massive!

 

Saturday June 2

Girls on the Run 5k and Beaver Fun Run, Reser Stadium. 9 a.m. Benefits both Girls on the Run Willamette Valley and OSU KidSpirit.

 

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.

 

TAC Triathlon, Timberhill Athletic Club, 2855 Northwest 29th St., Corvallis. 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 500yrd swim – big pool, 12.5 mile bike – stationary bike, 2 mile run – Timberhill neighborhood. Cost: $12 per person, $30 for a team of three; $15 for non-members. Participants can register at front desk- need to complete a registration form and submit payment.

 

Hike: Return to Lower North Ridge Trail on Mary’s Peak. Meet at the OSU parking lot across from the Monroe Beanery and 26th at 9:30 a.m. 9:30 – 2 p.m. Same hike, but a very different flora than we saw in April. A relatively easy round trip hike of about 4 1/2 miles. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water and lunch. For more information call Louise at 541-753-0012.

 

Caroline Aiken Workshop: Zen and the Art of Performance, the Summit Community Center, 20464 Shingle Creek Road, Blodgett. 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. $20 & up sliding scale, discount for children. For more information contact Karl Smiley at smifair@casco.net, or 541-456-4591.

 

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation, Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 2 – 4 p.m. Learn how to make meditation a part of your life. Take home a daily practice to balance your energies of letting go and bringing in new opportunities. Experience the depth of consciousness that Kundalini yoga offers. Appropriate for all levels. $25. For more information, call (541)224-6566, or visit www.livewellstudio.com.

 

Family Song Circle at Imagine Coffee Live Arts, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 2 – 4 p.m.

 

Flat Tail Music Festival ft. Macklemore, Memorial Union Quad, Corvallis. 4:30 – 11 p.m.

 

Ballroom Dance Company, LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 6 – 9 p.m.

 

Gina Machovina at Del Alma, 136 SW Washington Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 – 9 p.m.

 

BCSA 5th Annual Skate Art and Music Show, Elks Lodge, 1400 NW 9th St., Corvallis. 7 – 11 p.m. 5th Annual Art and Music Benefit! Help us make this show the best one yet. An awesome music line up and tons of great art will be awaiting you at this year’s show.

 

Corvallis Community Rhythm Circle, 101 NW 23rd St., Corvallis. 7:30 – 9 p.m. All ages.  Instruments provided or bring your own.

 

Contra Dance: Full Moon with William Watson at FCC Gatton Hall, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. instruction, 8 p.m. dance; $6 CFS/EFS/students, $7 public, $1 discount for bikers, walkers.

 

The Honky Tonk Road Show at the Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

 

A Burst of Song; Jubilate! Joins the Aurora Chorus for a Choral Performance, First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 in advance at Grass Roots Books and Music and WineStyles; $15 at the door.

 

Fred Towne at Imagine Coffee Live Arts, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis, 7:30 pm. Reknowned local balladeer & Kerville Song Finalist. Free admission, 541-286-4340.

 

Mango Django, Jazz & Bossa Nova at Fireworks Restaurant, 1115 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. 8 – 10 p.m.

 

Jonny Monsoon at Sub Zero, 126 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

 

Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats at Bomb’s Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

 

Three-headed Monster Show at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SE 1st St., Corvallis. 10:30p.m. $4 cover.

 

Sunday June 3

Corvallis Spring Roll, Cloverland Park, NW 29th and Arthur Streets, Corvallis. 10 a.m. for registration and check-in; ride begins at 11 a.m. Corvallis Spring Roll, presented by Corvallis Montessori School, is Corvallis’ first and only community bike and trike ride and cycle fair just for kids.

 

Expansions Lab:  Arm Balances, Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 2 – 4 p.m. Expand your asana practice with this two hour exploration of arm balances. We will explore alignment principles and techniques to help you release into the extraordinary. This class is an intermediate to advance level class. $25. For more information, call (541)224-6566, or visit www.livewellstudio.com.

 

Corvallis Audubon Birding Adventure Classes for Kids, Hesthavn Nature Center, 8590 NW Oak Creek Dr., Corvallis. 2 – 4 p.m. Join Audubon Society of Corvallis on an epic adventure in all things bird! $10/family.

 

Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir – Elizabeth Powell Memorial Concert, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 2 – 6 p.m. The program will include performances by the five children’s choirs that make up HVCC. They are: Preparatory, Children’s Choir 1, Children’s Choir 2, Festival, and Chamber Choir.

 

Willamette Valley Symphony Orchestra: The Extraordinary, Ashbrook Independent School Theatre, 4045 SW Research Way, Corvallis. 4 p.m.

 

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.

 

PhDs Discuss Science & Faith at Imagine Coffee & Live Arts, 5460 Southwest Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 – 8 p.m. Corvallis Church is hosting a weekly series entitled “Jesus-ology; honest discussions on the roles of Science and Faith.” Each week a different subject is discussed, and questions from the general public are encouraged.

 

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

 

Monday June 4

First Monday Whiteside Theatre Tour, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12 – 1 p.m. Regularly scheduled Historic Tours of the Whiteside Theatre are conducted by The Whiteside Theatre Foundation. All tours of the Whiteside Theatre start promptly on time. Once a tour enters the building the doors are closed and joining the tour is NOT permitted.  Videography of any kind is NOT permitted.

 

Youth African Drumming Class, 101 NW 23rd St., Corvallis. 5 – 5:50 p.m.  For ages 7 – 17 years. Classes in basic West African drumming technique and rhythms on the djembe and dunun.  The rhythms we’ll be learning are Moribiassa, Kuku and if time, Kassa. Space is limited; contact Michelle Lovrich to register at drumcircleconnection@gmail.com. $60 for the series.

 

Adult Beginning African Drum Class, 101 NW 23rd St., Corvallis. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. Learn basic West African drumming technique and rhythms on the djembe and dunun. The rhythms we will be learning are Lamba, Kassa and Sofa. Space is limited; contact Michelle Lovrich to register at drumcircleconnection@gmail.com. $60 for the series.

 

Southtown Open Mic Talent Search, Fireworks Restaurant, 1115 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free admission with $2 purchase.

 

Tuesday June 5

$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.

 

Concerts in the Park – Corvallis Community Band, Central Park Gazebo, Central Park, Corvallis. 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

 

Grass Roots Reading Group: The Blind Contessa’s New Machine, Grassroots Books and Music, 227 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Charnee leads our June discussion of “The Blind Contessa’s New Machine” by Carey Wallace.

 

“Intro to OMMA – the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act,” CAN! Research Office, 551 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 6 – 7:30 p.m. A practical explanation of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act, our rights & responsibilities, and how to apply for a card.  This FREE class is held every first Tuesday of the month.

 

Team Trivia Individual Championship Match at WineStyles, 2333 Northwest Kings Blvd., Corvallis. 6 – 8 p.m. Form a team of two or more people (21 years old or older) and join us for trivial fun, or come on in and we’ll find a team for you to join! Team registration is just $10 for the season, no matter the size of your team.

 

Yoga Teacher Training Q & A at Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 7 – 8:30 p.m.

What happens at training? Can I get a job as a yoga teacher? Can I take just part of it? I don’t want to teach, just learn more. Sound familiar? Attend this free Q & A session. For more information, call (541)224-6566, or visit www.livewellstudio.com.

 

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. Corvallis Community Hardcourt Bicycle Polo?  We play every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Currently we are playing on the basketball court next to the Eric Scott McKinley skate park.

 

Drink & Draw at the Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Majestic Theater hosts “Drink and Draw” every first Tuesday, in Makers Space. Social Drawing Time Every First Tuesday of the Month!

 

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!

 

Wednesday June 6

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.

 

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.

 

Baby Loves Disco “We Are Family” Tour Rocks, Sub Zero, 126 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Music, dancing and a variety of fun activities for kids, are all part of Baby Loves Disco’s 2012 We Are Family Tour, celebrating families at more than 100 events in cities across the nation this year. Tickets are $12 advance/ $15 door each and include dinner. Advance ticket sales are at www.babylovesdisco.com/events.

OSU Concert Bands Present “The Sun Will Rise Again,” LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door, with open seating in the auditorium. OSU students, staff and faculty will be admitted for free with a valid OSU ID card. OSU Bands participates in Corvallis Arts for All, a program of the Corvallis Arts and Culture Commission.

 

Open Improv Vocal Jam at Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7:30 – 9 p.m.

 

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

 

Improv Comedy Theater at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis.9:30 – 11:30 p.m. Every first Wednesday of the month with Infinite Improvability’s.

 

Thursday June 7

First Thursday Art Walk, downtown Corvallis. 4 – 8 p.m. “First Thursday” is a community arts, fine-dining and retail event held every first Thursday. Meet artists at various businesses around town, sample wine, visit galleries and listen to musical offerings at area restaurants. For more information, visit http://www.visitcorvallis.com.

 

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.

 

Frim Fram at Belle Vallee, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m.

 

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

 

The Olympic Journey: Going Places! LBCC’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 7:30 p.m. A concert by the Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir, LBCC Concert Choir, Women’s Ensemble, The Blue Light Special, and the Sirens. Tickets $10; $7 seniors and students.

 

Majestic Theatre presents “A Pie, A Pint, A Play: A New Works Cabaret,” 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 9:00 p.m. For this inaugural production in the Majestic Lab space, a panel of local directors and producers selected 8 plays out of more than 200 submissions from all over the US as well as Canada, UK, Mexico, Italy and beyond for a new works festival. The $8 non-member/ $6 member ticket comes with a seat, a piece of pie, and a pint of beer (or any drink the ticket holder desires).

 

Poetic Open Mic at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Bohemians, poets and musicians come be what you are every First Thursday at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House – play, philosophize, bare your soul!

 

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.

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