Thursday, February 2
Milla Oliveira. Na Bagunça, A Collection of Choices. The Arts Center. 700 SW Madison Ave. 12 p.m. Free.
Milla Oliveira makes her Arts Center debut with a collection that should literally knock both of your socks off (and possibly your scarf and/or gloves, too). Embodying the spirits of both disorder and reconstruction, Na Bagunça is Portuguese for mess or muddle. One of the area’s brightest and most articulate emerging artists, this is your chance to see the work, hear her speak about it, and engage in some question and answer action. And really, if there were ever a reason to go without electricity and food for a while, the opportunity to buy some of her work would be it. And you can totally do that… they’ll let you. The show will be up in the Corrine Woodman Gallery from Jan. 31 to Feb. 25. For more information, head on over to https://theartscenter.net/milla-oliveira/.
Friday, February 3
Family Movie Swim. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. $2.50 – $5.
Hang out with the family and swim while you catch a cool film. Honestly, how is this not on everyone’s itinerary? Unless you’re me, of course… because I am deathly afraid of lobsters in the pool. I guess it’s a good thing you’re not me then, because this event is awesome, cheap, and happens every month. Call for movie details, 541-766-7946, or visit corvallisoregon.gov.
Rainbow in the Clouds. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $3.
Sick of hearing about the Orange Monster and want to engage in something full of love and hope? RITC is back for the month of February, action-packed with all of the intersectional feminism and love for friends, neighbors, and community that you remember. Want to wear pink, red, and rainbow? Good, because they want you to as well. Dance with DJ Doc Holiday as an act of protest and celebrate the LGBTQ community. Event is 21+. $3 cover goes to Out N About to celebrate and support queer youth in Corvallis, and across the nation. For info, visit facebook.com/RainbowintheClouds.
Saturday, February 4
League of Women Voters – Legislative Town Hall. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 – 11:30 a.m. Main meeting room.
Ever wanted to meet your state legislators, learn about their priorities, ask questions and have conversations? Of course you have. Who will be there: Senator Sara Gelser, Representative Andy Olsen, Representative Dan Rayfield, Representative Mike Nearman. For more democratic info, visit lwv.corvallis.or.us.
Belly Full of Bob. The Dam Sports Arcade, 349 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $10. Here’s what The Dam has to say about their event: “Oregon’s premiere tribute to Bob Marley & the Wailers make their debut at The Dam. Come celebrate the music of the artist that helped to put reggae on the map.” Not that this doesn’t sound amazing, but I thought I should add that you won’t actually be eating Bob Marley, or any Bob Marley impersonators. In fact, your belly will be reserved for great food and liquidy drunks. For info, visit facebook.com/thedamsportsarcade.
Mosley Wotta. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.
Mosley Wotta is fantastic.That’s all you need to know. Hip-hop/ electronic folk. For info, visit mosleywotta.bandcamp.com/. Seriously, do the thing.
Sunday, February 5
Tecmo Super Bowl Tourney at The Dam. The Dam Sports Arcade, 349 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. 1 p.m. – close. $5.
Come watch the Super Bowl at The Dam. Burgers, fries and WINGS. And yes, a Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament will be on the 125-inch projector screen. $5 buy-in, winner takes all. Oh, and don’t worry, I’ll stay out of this one so you’ll have a chance. Bo Jackson, represent. For info, visit facebook.com/thedamsportsarcade.
11th Annual Crossroads International Film Festival. Darkside Cinema, 215 SW Fourth St., Corvallis.
Want to see some great films? Take notes: 1:30 p.m. – Theeb (also plays on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m.); 4 p.m. – My Love Don’t Cross That River (also plays on Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m.); 6:30 p.m. – The Good Lie (also plays on Feb. 12 at 4 p.m.). Admission to each film: $6; $25 for five admission passport. Fundraiser for Crossroads International, an organization that provides friendship, hospitality, and language assistance to OSU foreign students and faculty and their families. For more information, visit darksidecinema.com.
Monday, February 6
Corvallis City Council. Downtown Fire Station, Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free.
At 7:30 there will be a public hearing on the Kings Boulevard proposed extension. Since everyone is all freaking out and stuff over this, it should be full of danger, excitement, and deadly intrigue. And also it’ll be full of city council members. And chairs. I have it on good authority that meeting materials should be available about five days before each meeting. If you’re looking to drop some comments in advance, find your way over to this form: www.corvallisoregon.gov/publicinput.
Philomath Library Evening Book Club. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 6:30 p.m. Free.
“Looking for conversation with fellow book enthusiasts? Stop by the library for a copy of the monthly read in the weeks leading up to the club.” The Philomath Library Evening Book Club had that to say about themselves, and I’m inclined to believe every word because they’re so well read. Yes, I just went there. For… er, bookish info? Yeah, that works. For bookish info, call 541-929-3016, or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Tuesday, February 7
Art*ing for Adults. Philomath Community Library, Community Meeting Room, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Free.
This event is for community members ages 16+. What to expect? A low-key evening of art, conversation, music, and treats. Drop-in gathering with no specific crafts or projects to complete. Gather to meet neighbors, share ideas, and relax through making and crafting.” Sounds good to me, though I might have to practice before getting the whole “adult” thing right. For some painterly info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Courage Against Prejudice: A First-Hand Perspective. The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. program. Free.
What will undoubtedly be a *great* talk at LaSells… “Addressing her vast courageous experience in the face of Apartheid prejudice and violence in South Africa and serving on the medical team performing the first ever heart transplant in 1967, international leader and speaker Dean Rohrs will be featured at a free lecture open to the public. Rohrs will be introduced by 2015 OSU Distinguished Professor Janet Tate who studied at the University of Natal in South Africa.”
Wednesday, February 8
Death Café Corvallis. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free.
Death Cafe Corvallis is one of our city’s more unique and personal events. If you have even the slightest curiosity, do check it out. A few words from their official public statement: “Death Café Corvallis is simply in order to listen and talk about death. Death Café Corvallis is not a support group, therapeutic agenda, debate society, social action group, religious or anti-religious organization, political committee, or sales pitch. Our welcoming, friendly, and supportive café is open to everyone who participates in a welcoming, friendly, and supportive manner. Our guiding principles are respect, openness, and confidentiality.” For info, visit www.facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis or email email@example.com.
Thursday, February 9
Plethora of Crows: Exhibit III. Benton County Museum. 1101 Main St., Philomath. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free.
Seen this show yet? No,you say? Well, get on it before it flies away (get it?). Bill Shumway and Don Ferguson (painter and photographer, respectively) have been collaborating with crow imagery since 2014. This exhibition will feature Joan Linse, Leslie Green and some of her Evergreen collaborative group members. Some of Shumway’s associates will also be present, including Mark Allison, Carol Chapel, Judith Sanders and Faye Cummins, as well as Pam Serra-Wenz and Sue Noel. With a lineup like that, it’s time to unglue yourself from the couch, yeah? The Benton County Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.