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.
Friday, November 24
Corvallis Community Christmas Parade. Downtown Corvallis, SW Fourth St. & SW Washington Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free.
Music. Candy. A giant tree with lights on it. Crazy stuff flying down 4th St. Should be hard to miss! For more info, call Marc Vomocil at 541-929-2477.
Corwin Bolt. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free.
“Life’s a Drag” Compellation Release. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Free.
Hang out and celebrate local and regional rock bands! For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Saturday, November 25
Downtown Albany Shop Small Saturday. Downtown Albany. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Want to shop ’til you drop without the disgusting Black Friday experience? This is your ticket. You’re sure to to find seasonal spirit floating about, lit snowflakes, twinkling trees, holiday music, and all kinds of awesome special deals. For info, visit albanydowntown.com.
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.
National Novel Writing Month is slipping from your grasp, young padawan, but the library has your back. Every Saturday in the month of November they host weekly open writing sessions in the Main Meeting Room. As long as you’re 13 years or older you’re welcome. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net
Sunday, November 26
Majestic Reader’s Theatre: ‘Orphans’. 3:00pm and 7:00pm. 115 SW 2nd St, Corvallis. Tickets $10-12.
About the play: “Two young men who have lost their parents survive alone in a Philadelphia row house. The oldest, Treat, supplies a subsistence living by petty thievery. The youngest, Phillip, is confined to the house by fear of his brother and an allergy that makes it impossible to travel outdoors. Treat kidnaps a drunken man, Harold, with a briefcase full of stocks and bonds and starts looking for someone to pay them a ransom. Harold is also an orphan and when no one offers to purchase his freedom he helps the two boys; supporting them with parental care, a job for Treat and confidence building for Phillip. But is Harold really a kindly rich uncle or just a common criminal with a sinister motive?” For more information, visit www.majestic.org.
Monday, November 27
Integrative Biology Seminar – Dr. Ana Spalding. Agricultural & Life Sciences Room 4001, 2750 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free.
From the press release: “Engaging the Human Dimension of Coastal Research: The Case of Small-scale Fisheries Data Collection to Support Fisheries Management, Resource Conservation, and Coastal Community Livelihoods in Panama.” Nothing quite helps wash down a Monday like a wonderful lecture on a random interesting topic. For info, visit calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/129836/.
OSU Music Production. Benton Hall room 303, Benton Hall, 1650 SW Pioneer Pl., Corvallis. 8-10 p.m.
Corvallis is a land of untapped resources, ripe for the tapping. One such resource is the OSU Music Production department. You’re invited to join Dr. Jason Fick as he leads in a performance of new and adapted contemporary music. To quote those annoying Video Only radio spots, if you don’t make it out to this, “you’ll be sorry.” For info, visit calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/129166/.
Tuesday, November 28
Philomath Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. 6:30 p.m. Free.
Are you one of those freaks that has already got the holiday music flowing? Shame on you. However, out of respect for the fact that you can’t help yourself, I’m tossing you a bone: Th Philomath Community Christmas tree lighting celebration is happening, and it comes complete with “music, hot chocolate and cookies,” and even a special guest appearance from the Philomath Frolic & Rodeo Queen. And Santa. And suddenly this is starting to sound kind of like a total freakin’ blast.
Pencils, Pen, and Drinks with Friends. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Free.
Don’t know how to draw? Me neither, and I’m in graduate school for fine arts. No excuses not to have a ton of fun! For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Wednesday, November 29
Movie Night at the Whiteside Theatre. 7:00pm 361 SW Madison Ave. Avance tickets for $5 at Corvallis Brewing Supply. Tickets at the door are $5 for members, $6 for children and seniors (12 and under, 65+) and $7 for general admission.
Last of the Mohicans? Last of the Mohicans. I’d surely rather be doing that than uploading the current issue on The Corvallis Advocate website, that’s for sure! For more information, visit http://whitesidetheatre.org/.
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/.