Thursday, June 15
Music-in-the-Park Summer Concert Series. Philomath City Park, 299 S 23rd St., Philomath. 6 – 8 p.m. Free.
It’s summer. Well, not yet… but it’s coming on the 20th, so you better prepare. And how better to do it than by visiting the Philomath Park Advisory Board’s Music-in-the-Park Summer Concert Series at Philomath City Park? It just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? The series presents one free concert every month from May through August. This time around you’ll be treated to the Hill Top Big Band. For info, contact Carol Leach at email@example.com.
Curtis Monette. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. Free.
What is there to say about Curtis Monette that hasn’t already been said a hundred times? Without him, the Corvallis music scene wouldn’t be the same. Thankfully, though, we’ve got him. And for the last 10 years he’s been rocking the hell out of this town with his inventive live-looping antics. If you haven’t caught one of his solo shows, you don’t know local music. Fact. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Friday, June 16
Space Neighbors. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Pure, unadulterated groove. Adulterated groove, too. All kinds of groove. If you don’t know the Space Neighbors, you should probably go about correcting that flaw immediately. You can start by visiting their sound cloud (https://soundcloud.com/space-neighbors) and end by checking out this show. But will that really be the end? Doubtful. Space is infinite. See what I did there? For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/music_and_nightlife/.
Headphone + The Macks. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Headphone is what you get when a band comes together and blends influence from every member. What genre is it? Classical, rock, jazz, indie… Who the hell cares? It’s great. Check them out at https://headphonesound.bandcamp.com/. They’re joined by The Macks (https://themacks.bandcamp.com/), a bluesy garage rock outfit that’ll slap you in the face, and you’ll like it. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Saturday, June 17
The Jump Off. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Music and comedy coming straight into your face. Featuring comedians Jason Davis, Santi, and Christina Avellan and tunes from Keep Falling, Kidd Fresh, Half Dime, and NoLookPass. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/. But trust me—you’ll be fine if you just skip that looksee and show up. Unregrettable.
Calapooia Brewing’s 11th Anniversary Party Featuring Pigs on the Wing. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free.
Like beer? Like the valley? Then you like Calapooia Brewing, or at least you should. Celebrating 11 years, they’ve served as a popular local hotspot for favorites of music, food, and frothy pints of joy. Pink Floyd tribute band Pigs on the Wing join them for a hell of an evening (and you should, too). For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
Sunday, June 18
Summer Solstice Wine Weekend in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. $35.
“$35 for a tasting pass, why don’t I just buy a really nice bottle?” Um, this is why: Featured wineries include Authentique Wine Cellars, Björnson Vineyard, Brooks Winery, Bryn Mawr Vineyards, Calamity Hill Vineyard, Cristom Vineyards, Cubanisimo Vineyards, Drouhin Oregon Roserock, Dukes Family Vineyards, Elemental Cellars, Eola Hills Wine Cellars, Evening Land Vineyards, Evesham Wood & Haden Fig, Grochau Cellars, Keeler Estate Vineyard, Lewman Vineyard, Methven Family Vineyards, Owen Roe, Redhawk Vineyard & Winery, Silas Wines, Stangeland Vineyard & Winery, Violin Wines, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Witness Tree Vineyard, Zena Crown Winery. Point made, yes? For more info including directions, visit eolaamityhills.com/solstice/.
Yoga on Tap. Mazama Brewing, 33930 SE Eastgate Cr., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. $15 includes yoga and your first Mazama beer. 21+ only.
Repeat after me: Yoga and a beer. Yoga and a beer. Yoga and a beer. Yoga and a beer. Yoga and a beer. And not just any beer, a Mazama. Get it yet? Put some feet (and hands… and knees…) to the mat with a 60-minute yoga session, and then cool down with a delicious Mazama pint. No yoga or beer drinking experience required, my friends. For info or to register, visit squareup.com/store/UrbanYoga.
Monday, June 19
Get Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Free.
What solar eclipse? Oh, that’s right… the total solar eclipse that’s coming on Aug. 21, bringing with it hundreds of thousands of people. THAT ONE. It’s unavoidable, folks, don’t fight it. Instead, join the Heart of the Valley Astronomers. Learn about the eclipse—perhaps especially how to enjoy it to the maximum while staying safe. They’ll be handing out solar eclipse glasses to everyone that participates! The class is designed for teens and adults, and will be offered every month as we approach the event. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Tuesday, June 20
Art Night. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free.
Every third Tuesday those 16 and older have been invited to Art Night at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Try a new project using supplies on hand, or bring your own! Show off what you’re working on, collaborate, and share. Sort of a win, win… win, win, win kind of situation. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Concert in the Park: Gilbert and Sullivan, Featuring OSU Vocal Students. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Free.
The press release says, “During the summer band concerts, families sit together to enjoy the music on a summer night.” As we start to lurch into summer, I honestly can’t think of a better way to take a load off and enjoy some good live music that won’t threaten your eardrums, or your wallets. For info, visit c-cband.org.
Wednesday, June 21
Death Café Corvallis. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Noon. Free.
To say that death is a tough topic would be kind of silly. It’s just about the toughest. But thankfully we have Death Cafe, a place to talk a little truth and not get judged for it. Whether you’ve had a loved one pass, are facing it yourself, or just have some thoughts on mortality… this is the place to be. Death Cafe is not a support group, and has no elements whatsoever of religion, anti-religion, ideology, cult, or sales-pitchiness. Welcome, thoughtful, and within a few feet of great coffee. For info, visit facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
El Dub. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.
A one-man reggae machine, El Dub is widely known as a high-energy smith of positive vibes. His unique style combines beat boxing, keys, guitar, vocals, and more—all thrown together through an intricate looping system. There’s nothing else out there like it, which has helped land him in SXSW and the Warped Tour, just to name a couple. Don’t miss it. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/music_and_nightlife/.
Thursday, June 22
Junior Raimey + Andy Lynn. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Junior Raimey is a bada*s Northwest native with a sound that’s far more Junior Raimey than anyone else. A blend of country, rock, and hip-hop? Check. You clearing your calendar after listening to his work at www.reverbnation.com/juniorraimey? Check. Throw in Andy Lynn. That’s three checks, folks. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Hilary Scott. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free.
Hilary Scott is a singer-songwriter of the indie-Americana variety, and she has been getting a lot of attention for one very good reason: she’s great at what she does. Take a listen at http://hilaryscott.com/videos/ if you’re unfamiliar. Given the venue, it should be a hell of a show. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.