8 Days a Week…

Thursday, November 30

Paleon + Dog Mountian. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 pm. Free. “Epic instrumental sagas laved with lysergic lyricity,” so sayeth the press release. https://paleons.bandcamp.com/https://dogmountain.bandcamp.com/ …yep. That’s pretty damn accurate. The fact that we get to check out bands like this for free is sort of mind-blowing. Get off the couch. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.

One Be Lo. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.

If you don’t know One Be Lo, you… well, you should. The Binary Star MC is worth your time, money, fandom, and whatever else you’ve got. Maybe hang on to your pocket lint, though. That’s gross.. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.

Friday, December 1

37th Annual Holiday Marketplace. Ballroom, Memorial Union, Oregon State University, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free.

It’s a Holiday Marketplace that has been going for 37 years… sounds like a sure thing. Features ”beautiful handmade crafts, fine arts, and specialty foods from over 60 Pacific Northwest Artists.” For info, visit sli.oregonstate.edu/craft.

Five Letter Word + Caitlin Jemma. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.

Harmonious folksters Five Letter Word (https://fiveletterwordband.com) gang up on your ears with the wonderful Caitlin Jemma (http://caitlinjemma.com/). For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.

Rainbow in the Clouds. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 10:30 p.m. $5.

Everyone’s favorite LGBT+ friendly “dance party for everyone” is back, and you’re in luck… because “everyone” includes you. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.

Saturday, December 2

37th Annual Holiday Marketplace. Ballroom, Memorial Union, Oregon State University, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free.

Did I mention that this was running multiple days? No? Well, I have now.

Landon Wordswell, NappyTHC & JJ Fresh. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $7.

A $50 hip-hop show for $7 – that’s the best way to describe this. But if you’re into local hip-hop, it should come as no surprise. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.

Sharkmouth. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.

Rock that’ll do the face-meltin’ thing by a band with peculiarly delicious fashion sense. Looks and sounds like a total winner! Take a listen at https://sharkmouth.bandcamp.com/releases. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.

Sunday, December 3

6th Annual South Town Art Walk. 1515 SE Bethel St., Corvallis. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Do you like handmade art? How about “hand knits, paintings, cards and collage, ceramics, sculpture, live storytelling performances, letterpress, artisan bread, herbal products, mosaics, jewelry, upcycled robots and figurines, basketry, fabric bowls and vases, handmade soaps, ornaments and so much more?” I’m especially into the “so much more” part. A one-day-only, once-per-year art event you can’t afford to miss. For info, visit facebook.com/events/465206730502108/.

Downtown Twice Around Christmas Parade. Historic Downtown Albany Oregon. 5 p.m.

Whelp, there’s no way around it… ’tis the season for holiday parades, and you may as well jump on the bandwagon early and hard. This parade starts “at the corner of Broadalbin St. and First Ave., heads West down First to Calapooia St., heads South on Calapooia to Second Ave., heads East on Second to Broadalbin, heads North on Broadalbin to First, and then around again ending up at Two Rivers Market parking lot at the corner of Second and Ferry. Immediately following the parade is the Community Tree Lighting Ceremony at Two Rivers Market parking lot, corner Ferry and Second, Downtown.” I can’t really follow those directions, but I think the gigantic mass of people and stuff going down the road will do the trick. For info, call 541-928-2469 or visit albanydowntown.com.

Monday, December 4

Corvallis Guitar Society Monthly Meeting. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW Second St., 7-9 p.m. Free.

If you’re into guitar, you should be at these meetings, period. They get together once a month on the first Monday, and dabble in classical, flamenco, solo jazz and finger style guitar music. An open ensemble puts down the tunes from 7:05 – 7:35 (with sheet music found on the CGS website)), open stage (just sign up!) runs from 7:40 – 8:10, and a featured performer does their thing from 8:20 – 9:00. This month features the Portland-based Oregon Guitar Quartet. For info, visit corvallisguitarsociety.org/.

Philomath Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Hot chocolate, music, cookies, and guest appearances. Let’s light this mother! Safely.

Tuesday, December 5

Graphic Novel Book Club Meeting. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Graphic novels are cool. You are cool. It’s a match made in heaven! This group is always looking for new members, and you can snag a copy of the month’s reading at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library’s second floor reference desk. This week book isWhat It Is” by Lynda Barry. For info, call 541-766-6793 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Creating an Authentic, Participatory Democracy. Benton County-Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 7 p.m.

Not your normal kind of 8 Days event, but given the times we live in… from the press release: “Move to Amend, the national campaign to abolish corporate constitutional rights and eliminate big money from elections, will lead a community forum on creating real democracy by ending corporate rule and money as speech with guest speaker Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, National Director of Move to Amend. Hosted by the local Move to Amend group, Corvallis Area Move to Amend (CAMTA).” For more info, call Rachel Ozretich at 541-758-3221.

Wednesday, December 6

Death Café Corvallis. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m. Free

Corvallis is lucky to have this group. Unfamiliar with the term “death positive?” Let’s correct that. If you have thoughts on mortality, come talk truth on death. Listen, join in, both… no matter. No judgments. Not a support group, no agenda, no debate, no sales pitch, no over religious component. Just a welcoming, thoughtful, great place to be. And of course, very much confidential. Not sold? There’s also tea and cake. For info, visit facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis or email deathcafecorvallis@gmail.com

Thursday, December 7

Movie Showing – Elf. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free.

Um, eff yeah? ELF. I’ve been waiting for this all year. While there’s no dollars due at the door, you are requested to please bring non-perishable food to benefit the Linn-Benton Food Share.

Comedy Night. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m.

Laugh your guts up. Only, not really. That was a metaphor. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.

Korgy & Bass. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 pm. Free.

Kickas* live-sampled drum and bass from PDX. Check them out at http://www.korgyandbass.com/. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.

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