8 Days a Week…

Thursday, August 17

SOFT/EN Exhibition Opening. CEI ARTWORKS Gallery, 408 SW Monroe St., Corvallis. 4-8 p.m.

Trust me when I say that you’re going to want to pay attention to this one – and you can start by visiting http://splitprojects.weebly.com/. CEI Artworks have really outdone themselves this time. From the press release: “In partnership with CEI ARTWORKS, S/PLI/T Projects is proud to present soft/en, an exhibition of new works from Portland-based artists Chloe Cooper and Tessa Heck. Working in different mediums, both artists reference the body through abstract form, gestural movement, and figurative identities, complicating traditional narratives of femininity.” For info, visit outpost1000.weebly.com/split-projects-with-tessa-heck-chloe-cooper.html.

Curtis Monette. Bombs Away Cafe 2527 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. Free.

Curtis Monette at Bombs is kind of like… I don’t know, think of any two amazing things that go together incredibly well. Sometimes referred to as a “live-looping lunatic,” you’re going to want to catch this 10+ year veteran of the Corvallis music scene. Beat box, electric guitar, bass, mandolin, etc. All fused together in an incredible solo performance reeking of everything from psychedelic rock to bluegrass.. For info, visit facebook.com/pg/bombsawaycafe/events/.



Friday, August 18

A Trip to the Moon & Contact movie showings. Darkside Cinema, 215 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. 5 p.m. $10 for each show or $15 for both.

Your favorite local cinema offers up the Jodie Foster (and some other folks) sci-fi classic Contact at 7pm, preceded by the arguably far more classic Georges Melies picture A Trip to the Moon, as well as some sweet NASA space footage. How could this get better? Throw in Justin Schepige and Kevin Van Walk, both incredible musicians, and have them accompany Melies silent masterpiece. This is one of those moments where you say “Dude” out loud, even though you’re by yourself. For info, visit darksidecinema.com/.

Binary Star (One Be Lo) + Landon Wordswell + Mostafa. Bombs Away Cafe 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $15. 21+.

Holy %^#@!. You’re reading that right… the legendary One Be Lo (onebelo.bandcamp.com) of Binary Star, Landon Wordswell (https://landonwordswell.bandcamp.com), and Mostafa (https://mostafa.bandcamp.com/). Ladies and germs, this is as close to a sure thing in hiphop this town is ever going to get. Be there, or just quit listening to music. For info, visit facebook.com/pg/bombsawaycafe/events/.


Saturday, August 19

Gina Villalobos + Seahorse + Amee Chapman Bombs Away Cafe 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.

This is a diverse show with bands whose stories are too, er, storied to tell here. Check out https://ginavillalobos.bandzoogle.com/home, http://seahorsetheband.com/, and http://www.ameechapman.com/. I’m pretty sure you’ll discover quite quickly why you need to lose your last $5 over them. For info, visit facebook.com/pg/bombsawaycafe/events/.

Pop Warner. The Salty Dog, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.

I found a Pop Warner, but maybe not the Pop Warner (though how many could there be?) Either way, I’m assured this is punk of the highest order, and what’s more punk than making it hard to track you down? Aside from piercing your own lip with a safety pin, of course. But don’t do that. It’s very painful. Instead take your $5 and catch a show at The Salty Dog. For info, visit facebook.com/TheSaltyDogCorvallis/.


Sunday, August 20


LBCC Solar Eclipse Festival “Totality Inspired”. Linn–Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 2 p.m. $5 at the door for non-campers. Free for children under 18 and current LBCC students.

Blah blah blah, another eclipse thing, right? Hah, no. Very wrong. Let me break it down: there will be 20 educational booths with “water rocketry, slime making, barrel imploding, bed-of-nails demo, solar observation booth, pin hole camera construction, exploding bucket, burning salts, thin film chromatography, fire breathing, start gazing, liquid nitrogen ice cream and more.” Just read that a few more times before continuing. There will also a ton of family friendly activities and physics demonstrations, including ROV and high altitude balloon stuff, “the life and death of stars, variable stars and eclipse science and history.” More? Why not. Albany rockers “Up Rising” will perform at 7:30 p.m. There’ll be food available for purchase, as well as all sorts of other merchandise. For info, visit linnbenton.edu/eclipse.

Monday, August 21

Eclipse in Corvallis, OR. 9:04-11:37a.m.

Total Eclipse Mary’s Peak. TBA Corvallis pick up point. 6 a.m. – Noon.

Where’s the best place to eclipse? You got it: from Mary’s 4,097 foot peak. There’ll be T-shirts, glasses, food trucks, and even medical help (for when you decide to just look at it bare-eyeballed because consequences be damned – but no, don’t). For info, visit totaleclipsemaryspeak.com/.

Other Eclipse Spots (and even a spot to not eclipse)

Check out the rest of our calendar, or literally just go outside. Eclipse fever has been burning up the town. Pretty sure you can find an eclipse event happening in a dumpster. You can even plug into our very own Johnny Beaver’s Not Looking at the Eclipse-athon via https://www.facebook.com/events/1020825514686611/.


Tuesday, August 22

The Pickin’ Pear + Hunter & Aden (of Cascade Crescendo). Bombs Away Cafe 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5. 21+.

Ultimate pickin’ with ukes and banjos and maybe a few noses when the time is right. Take a listen at https://canyoncollected.bandcamp.com/ and https://cascadecrescendo.bandcamp.com/releases to see what’s in story when these bands take the stage. For more pickin’ info, visit facebook.com/pg/bombsawaycafe/events/.

Cloudy’s Surprise Birthday {Party}. The Salty Dog, 126 SW First St., Corvallis.

My guess is that he knows its his birthday, but I won’t tell. Except to the thousands of people reading this. No idea what’s in store, but I’m willing to bet its awesome. For info, visit facebook.com/TheSaltyDogCorvallis/.


Wednesday, August 23

2017 Starker Forest Tour. Corvallis Comfort Suites Inn, 1730 NW Ninth St., Corvallis. 12:45-4:30 p.m. Free.

Want a free guided tour of one of the most beautiful forests around? Want that tour to take you on a calorie-burning walk for three and a half hours? Boom, and boom. And by boom, I mean this. Everything begins in front of the Comfort Suites Inn lobby. Oh, and remember to dress for success. For info, visit visitcorvallis.com/things-to-do/starker-forest-tours-philomath-oregon/.

NWXSW Tour Hello Dollface. Bombs Away Cafe 2527 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.

The press info says this act is “a multi-dimensional, cosmic soul collective flirting with a kaleidoscope of color and sound in a collision of space & time. Ethereal, electro-sensual, sophisticated, raw, an intentional, the band paints the spirit world in Dali soundscapes layered in through-composed forms, rainbow rhodes, varied meters, jazz sensibility, and a siren’s call in a shifting paradigm.” That’s one hell of a tall order, but can they deliver? Let’s just say… yes. Yes they can: http://www.hellodollfacemusic.com/hellodollface . For info, visit facebook.com/pg/bombsawaycafe/events/.


Thursday, August 24

Michael Trew. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free.

There’s something about Calapooia Brewing that seriously furnishes a few types of sounds. Michael Trew, found at http://www.autumn-electric.com/michael-trew—solo-.html, has exactly one of those sounds. An excellent pairing. And also, great food and beer. There’s that too. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.

Mother Father Sisters Brothers. The Salty Dog, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.

How do you define what make a good band? I’ve got no idea. However, I do know that this band kicks as*, and the proof is in the sonic pudding: https://mothersfatherssistersbrothers.bandcamp.com/. As an added bonus, I’ve been told that cousins and grandparents are also welcome. But let me add to that third cousins, great grandparents, nieces, nephews, and… okay, I blew that joke’s fuse. And now I go away in shame. Meanwhile, you can instead go to this show. For info, visit facebook.com/TheSaltyDogCorvallis/.