Thursday, November 9
True Stories Live Story-telling Event. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m.
If you haven’t caught one of our story-telling nights, please do! Always a blast, and we’d love to hear what you’ve got to say. Don’t want to speak? There’s plenty of listening to be done! For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
Rusty Hinges. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free.
One of my favorite live bands in the area twice in a week? Well, twice in 8 days… but I’ll take it. And so should you. Check out their Facebook page to track down some tunes if you don’t already know them: https://www.facebook.com/rustyhingesPNW/. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
Friday, November 10
Opening Reception: Teal Artist Gallery. Teal Gallery, 328 SW Second St., Corvallis. 6-8 p.m.
If you’re on the hunt for hand-crafted and unique Oregon-made gifts, Teal Gallery is the way to go. Each November, dedicated Oregon artists transform “an otherwise vacant and lifeless store front into a world of color, light and beauty” Teal will be open for business during the months of November and December, featuring some fantastic works in fiber, leather, pottery, jewelry, glass, metal, wood work, mixed media, paper, and soap from the Willamette Valley. For info, visit tealartistcoop.com/.
Haus of Dharma: Broadgay. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5. 21+
Haus Of Dharma presents: Broadgay! A Drag Musical Theater Revue, and you should get excited. A night of theater (sort of) plus local drag performers and special guests performing musical theater standbys both contemporary and classical. Hell yes? Yes. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.
Saturday, November 11 – Veterans Day
NaNoWriMo at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library- Writing Session. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Corvallis. 2-5 p.m. Free.
Crazy name, awesome idea: you’ve got 30 days to turn out a 50,000 word novel. Don’t feel too much pressure though, it’s okay if it sucks. You’ll be joining people from around the world, including a lot of famous authors you might know. The press release says that the library will host weekly open writing sessions in the Main Meeting Room every Saturday this month.. If you’re 13 years and older, come on down! All skill levels are welcome. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net
Cascade Rye. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free.
Cascade Rye’s folk-inspired sounds will seep into your bones, and not in a weird, virulent way. Totally legit. A quote on their website says they’re “the real deal,” and I completely agree. Hard to imagine they aren’t going to sound fantastic in Calapooia. Check out http://www.cascaderye.com/ for a good, long listen. For more information, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
Sunday, November 12
Mushroom Discovery Hike at Mount Talbert. Mount Talbert, 10945 SE Mather Rd., Clackamas. 9:30 a.m. – Noon.; 1-3:30 p.m. $6 per person, $11 per family.
Mushrooms. You love ’em, I… I don’t love ’em, but you do. “Discover the fascinating and weird world of mushrooms,” and why not? This is a woodland hike that’ll provide all kinds of knowledge about about the ecological roles of fungi, how they eat, and reproduce. Jammed in your brain. Hands-on exercises? Very yes. Up your shroom identification game. Field guides will be provided. Bonus: you get to get out of Corvallis for a bit. For info, visit oregonzoo.org/events/mushroom-discovery-hike-mount-talbert.
Inherit the Wind. Withycombe Hall Main Stage Theatre, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 2 p.m. $12 for general admission; $10 for seniors; $8 for youth/students; and $5 for OSU students.
I have no idea what the hell the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925 is all about, but playwrights Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee based this work on it, and apparently it’s pretty awesome. A historic trial, a young teacher’s arrest for teaching evolution, religious fundamentalists and evolutionists get into some metaphorical fisticuffs. “On the surface, ‘Inherit the Wind’ concerns the battle between creationism and evolution, religion versus science,” said Director Nate Bush, an OSU theatre instructor. “However, a deeper conflict exists underneath about the freedom of thought.” For info, visit oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2017/oct/osu-theatre%E2%80%99s-fall-production-%E2%80%98inherit-wind%E2%80%99-opens-nov-9.
Monday, November 13
Science Pub: Mushrooms. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 5 p.m. Free.
Beer and food and mushrooms. The Mushrooms of Mary’s Peak and Vicinity with Steve Carpenter, President of the Pacific Analytical Laboratory in Philomath will be on hand. According to the press release, “the wild mushroom business is one of the fastest-growing produce industries in Oregon, with an annual export that exceeds $6 million. Plus, there are thousands of amateur mycophiles foraging in Oregon.” The presentation will teach you about “what mushrooms are, how they make a living, how to identify them and the diversity of mushrooms on Mary’s Peak with the author of ‘Mushrooms of Mary’s Peak and Vicinity’, Steve Carpenter.” For info, visit omsi.edu/calendar.
Big Water. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Free.
Big Water… is wonderful. That’s all I’ve got to say. Portland based singer/songwriter/artist playing original Folky, Country Blues Americana Roots Rock. If you miss this one, you’ll regret it. And that’ll feel pretty awful, so don’t risk it. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/.
Tuesday, November 14
Craft Night with the Art Center. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free.
It’s a craft night at The Arts Center, what’s there to lose? The answer is nothing. Unless you’re under 16, because that’s the cutoff. Sorry! Enjoy a night of crafts, music, and conversation. Show off your projects! Supplies on hand, but feel free to please your own. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Pencils, Pens, and Drinks with Friends. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5. 21+
Creativity, companionship, and drinks. And pens and stuff. All the things that are good. This event is monthly, and you’re going to want to hit it up every time. Great venue. Best drink n’ draw in town outside of the Montage Collective events (which may not run anymore because responsible people have taken over). For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.
Wednesday, November 15
Brown Bag Book Club – Philomath. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. Noon-1 p.m. Free. “The Japanese Lover” by Isabel Allende.
Lots of great stuff going on at the Philomath Library, you should really keep this place on your radar. In this case, we’ve got a nifty book club. “Adults may pick up a copy of the monthly selection at the Philomath front desk on a first come, first served basis.” Trust in the force. Do it. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Death Café Corvallis. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free.
Corvallis is lucky to have this group. Death positive. If you have thoughts on mortality, come talk truth to death. Listen, join in, both… no matter. No judgments. Not a support group, no agenda, no debate, no sales pitch. Welcomeing, thoughtful. A great place to be, and very much confidential. There’s also tea and cake! For info, visit facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, November 16
Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Whiteside Theater, 361 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis. 5:30-9 p.m. $15/Adults, $10/Youth (under 18).
Want to see some great films? Of course you do. Duh. From the press release: “The Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival’s national tour is coming to Corvallis for the second year. This will be an evening of family friendly adventurous and inspirational outdoors films, connecting with both the community and the greater world. With a special debut of a new film from the local Corvallis based, Freshwaters Illustrated, you won’t want to miss this event.” For info, visit corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/.
Wild Hog in the Woods. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free. You may see me plug this band a lot. Wondering why? It’s because they put on great shows, and they do it all the time. If you haven’t caught them yet, do the thing. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.