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).
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.” Corvallis-based Freshwaters Illustrated debuts a new film! 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/.
Friday, November 17
OSU Music Production Club Show. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m.
Want to hear the next big thing, or just something really interesting? Well, now you know the time and place for it. The latest and greatest sounds from these future producers. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.
MOsley WOtta + Lungs and Limbs. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 10 pm. $5. Hip/hop & Synth pop.
MOsley WOtta is one of the best acts in the state/ Not only that, but it’s the kind of hiphop that only comes around once in a long while. Judge it for yourself via https://mosleywotta.bandcamp.com/. San Francisco based Lungs and Limbs are certainly no slouches, either; https://lungsandlimbs.bandcamp.com/. Worth the $5 ten times over. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Saturday, November 18
Dance Party for Puerto Rico. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 10 pm. $3. NappyTHC, WOKR, and Keep Falling drop bombs at Bombs to benefit Puerto Rico as they fight to recover from hurricane Maria. A killer show for a great cause. For a preview, visit https://soundcloud.com/nappythc, or https://soundcloud.com/keepfalling. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Sunday, November 19
Mushroom Discovery Hike at Oxbow Park. Oxbow Regional Park, 3010 SE Oxbow Pkwy., Gresham. 9:30 a.m. – Noon; 1-3:30 p.m. $6 per person, $11 per family Vehicle charge at Oxbow: $5/ car, $7/ bus.
Mushroom enthusiast Leah Bendlin takes you on a woodland hike to learn about the “ecological roles of fungi and how they eat and reproduce. Hands-on exercises, and a guide for your shroomin’ pleasure. For info, visit oregonzoo.org/events/mushroom-discovery-hike-oxbow-park-1.
Corvallis Advocate Poetry Reading. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 7 p.m.
Your friendly local Advocate waxes poetic (in theory)! Hosted by new editor-in-chief Stevie Beisswanger. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.
Monday, November 20
Art, art, art… and more art. All over the place. Free.
Missed the art walk? Good news: most of the city’s art spaces are open weekdays! It’s okay, take a moment to catch your breath… there, there. Yes, you can roam around at your leisure and check out the best Corvallis has to offer, all while killing another boring Monday. That whole two birds, one stone thing? Written about this. Though you may not be on the walk, the CAW is a great place to start when planning some gallery visits. Just plug http://www.corvallisartswalk.com/ into your favorite browser and have at it.
Tuesday, November 21
OSU Jazz Ensemble. OSU Memorial Union Ballroom, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5 general admission. OSU students and K-12 youth free.
Five bucks for a jazz ensemble show is a deal any day of the week. The OSU Jazz Ensemble brings the term to an epic close under the expert direction of Ryan Biesack. For more jazzy information, visit liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/performance-and-visual-arts-events. And don’t forget: if you’re a wee one or an OSU student, you get in for free!
Lydia Manning & Dusty York. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 8 p.m. $5.
Stand up comedy at Cloud’s = pure win. Check out Dusty’s work at http://dustyyork.com/, and get a sample of Lydia’s at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9ihCGJMrgY. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.
Wednesday, November 22
Death Café Corvallis. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Noon. 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 email@example.com
Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving – Happy Turkey Day
Happy turkey day, indeed! Unless you’re the turkey, of course. … Well, that got dark quick. Regardless of how you celebrate, or even if you don’t, just remember that everyone has something to be thankful for. If nothing else, the fact that they’re not buried up to their neck in someone’s lawn, face covered in honey and fire ants, about to be hit by a lawnmower.