Well, I’ll be damned! My personal favorite Beatles film (even if it’s just because I’m still traumatized from Yellow Submarine), and it’ll be shown at probably the most perfect venue in town for such a thing. Corvallis just got a hell of a lot cooler.
No Turning Back: A Warren Miller Film, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 NW 26th St. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. $18
Much like my dancing career, I haven’t been on skis since UB40 was popular. For those of you a bit less lame, this is the 65th ski film released by Warren Miller. It’ll feature an homage to 65 years of mountain culture, reaching out to the powdery sheets of Niseko, Japan to the top of Mount Olympus and beyond.
The Hell’s Belles are an all-female, Seattle-based AC/DC cover band that knocks out the classics like nobody’s business. Having toured all over the world, it’s always a treat to catch one of their shows back here in the Pacific Northwest. I tried to come up with a clever way to insert an AC/DC song title into this, but have failed, so instead you get this sentence.
Chris Stewart + Avery Hill, Cloud & Kelly’s, 126 SW 1st St. 10 p.m.
This Friday sees two excellent singer-songwriters take the stage. Chris Stewart blends folk, country, and blues via a mixture of fingerpicking, tapping, and flatpicking. Avery Hill’s distinctively strong vocal presence is a great match and will undoubtedly make for a memorable show.
Do you like folk music? Of course you do, this is Corvallis. Well, Peter Mulvey is the kind of rare talent that fuses folk with an indie sensibility, having left an eclectic string of skill-building avenues in his wake. He’s fantastic live and draws from a lot of different places when writing and performing. Folk for non-folk lovers, I’d go so far to say. Also featured is Beth Wood, a woman with the heart of songcraft in her blood and the exceptional musicianship to back it up.
BadFriend Party, Cloud & Kelly’s, 126 SW 1st St. 10 p.m.
DJ’s Play Pause Record, Caraya, Kocaine & Kaviar, and Dubears perform as part of a classic DJ party—and if you live here, you know that Cloud & Kelly’s does it the best.
Reader’s Theatre tends to conjure images of old men in bathrobes reading from dusty books with British accents. Well, that’s wrong. This time around in the Majestic’s ongoing series, we have Tomorrow Too by Don Colburn and Walking with Alice by Laura Mason Caldwell. The former is a sequence of monologues telling the true story of a woman fighting breast cancer while pregnant, and the latter details the author’s journey that resulted from a breast cancer diagnosis in 2011.
Young Frankenstein, Albany Civic Theater, 111 W 1st Ave., Albany. 2:30 p.m. $11 to $14
When I think of Young Frankenstein, all I can see is Willy Wonka. Though Gene Wilder won’t be present at this performance, I highly recommend that you are. The Albany Civic Theater is going to sing, dance, wobble about, and leave you going home with a host of new obnoxious quotes no one will recognize (which makes you sound cool). Switch it up a bit and catch this awesome Mel Brooks musical!
Veteran illustrator and traveler Greg Pfarr has rendered some of the most beautiful natural images of the Pacific Northwest in existence. Far from typical landscapes, his talent and experience have forged a visual voice all his own. Straight from the horse’s mouth: “I have always felt a strong spiritual connection with the mountains—from my earliest backpacking trips in the Great Smokey Mountains and Rocky Mountains, to later trips in various mountain ranges in Oregon and Washington. In these drawings, I hope to convey not only the aesthetic power that the mountains hold for me, but also their spiritual intensity.”
Do you or a loved one see red when they see green? Or perhaps orange makes you see red? Or was it yellow? Anyway, no matter which color pisses you off (chartreuse really gets my goat), those of you with an interest in the Civil War rivalry would likely enjoy this visit from five-time Oregon Sportswriter of the Year Award (amongst other things) winner Kerry Eggers. He’ll be stopping in to support his sixth book—something any fan of local sports history shouldn’t do without.
Named after the 19th century German poet Christian Morgenstern, this coupling of piano, violin, and cello by expert players Catherine Lipfel, Stefan Hempel, and Emanuel Wehse (respectively) has been the recipient of numerous and prestigious awards the world over. I was lucky enough to catch them in Vienna a number of years back and they are absolutely the real deal. The fact that LaSells can pull in classical acts of this caliber is a real treat for locals. If you have any interest in classical performance, chamber music, etc… find a way to be there!
Device Grips is…. different. A mixture of hip-hop, blues, and psychedelia comes together with lyrical prowess to produce a groove that is unlikely to ever fall on even a single deaf ear. Excellent Oregon band + awesome beer tasting… with no cover. This right here is why no one can complain about a lot of great music events in Corvallis, if nothing else.