For those Corvallisites who crave local eats and fine food and drink, get ready to celebrate—March 6th is Fireworks Restaurant proprietor Ocean Liff-Anderson’s 50th birthday! Come enjoy a huge variety of food, music, and entertainment, from country songs to belly dancing, with Mahogany Driftwood, Karl Smiley, Ryan McGovern Band, Holm Free, Chris Gray, Krusty, Bodarc Bestvina, Ben Small, Janelle, Kailyn, Wild Iris, Tribal Bellydance, and a grand finale by Gabriel Surley & Unstable Atmospheres.
Local organic seed guru and artist Dr. Alan Kapuler will be on site from 4 – 6 p.m., hanging a new collection of his stunning paintings inspired by the likes of Picasso and Alan Venet.
“Alan does some pretty amazing artwork,” said Ocean, in praise of Kapuler’s creations. “He connects all the parts of the world.”
Dr. Kapuler will perform a Cosmic Rap about our food system, the issue of GMOs, ancient root vegetables, hedge rows of blueberries in all city and county parks, and more.
Donations will be also accepted at the event for the Zach Konowalchuk Music Trust. Konowalchuck was a highly talented and supremely well-loved local fiddler who passed away last year at the age of 24. Founded in his honor, the Trust benefits music students and the arts.
Ocean’s birthday celebration event will take place at Corvallis’ Fireworks Restaurant on Wednesday, March 6th. The Art Gallery opening will run from 4 – 6 p.m., with music and entertainment from 6 – 11 p.m. Don’t miss the chance to listen to Dr. Kapuler discuss our local food system, and wish Ocean a happy birthday!
by Genevieve Weber