Calendar Picks of the Week

NoorozEventSaturday, March 15
CELEBRATING NOROOZ: The Persian New Year in Concert. Portland-based ensemble Shabava with members trained in Morocco, Iran and India will perform. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 general and $12 for students. They are available at Grass Roots Books, Gracewinds Music, WineStyles or at the door. For more information call 541-753-0439

Saturday, March 15
Agnieszka Laska Dancers. Majestic Theatre, 115 NW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. May 29, 2013 marked the 100th anniversary of the world premiere of The Rite of Spring, featuring a revolutionary musical score by lgor Stravinsky, plus visionary and innovative choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky. Join us as we celebrate this exciting anniversary with the ground-breaking Portland, OR based dance company, the Agnieszka Laska Dancers. The performance will be accompanied by two live pianists and will feature talented dancers from the NW and beyond. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Tuesday, March 18
The Changing Course of Higher Education in Oregon. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis. 7 to 8:45 p.m. Presentations and discussion by panel members from Oregon State University, Linn-Benton Community College and Higher Education Commission. This event is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Corvallis and Corvallis-Benton County Library. Free Admission.

Thursday, March 20
Art Reception: Howland Community Open. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. The annual Ruth and Jim Howland Community Open Exhibition is one of the Arts Center’s most popular exhibits. Come celebrate the Howland Community Open exhibition and see which community members pieces of artwork win the awards for People’s Choice and Curator’s Choice as they’re given out. No charge.