Thursday, May 3
Trek-Wars: Visions of/for Humanity @ Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 6-8 p.m. Free.
Um, yes? Very yes. Oregon State Professors Randall Milstein (College of Science) and Joseph Orosco (College of Liberal Arts) will speak on “the Star Wars and Star Trek universes and the intellectual, spiritual and political visions created in those franchises.“ Pizza will be provided and cosplay is encouraged! Holy craps. Be one with the info… by visiting facebook.com/events/169601323738482/.
Friday, May 4
Emerald City Jazz Kings: You Asked For It @ The LaSells Stewart Center
875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $25.
Emerald City Jazz Kings busting out some most-requested tracks. Your ears will thank you. Technically its your mind, but whatever. For info, visit theshedd.org/divp/series.aspx?series=4054&event=4116.
Rainbow in the Clouds @ Cloud & Kelly’s Public House
126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m.
Rainbow in the Clouds is an LGBT & friends dance night that happens every first Friday of the month. Guess what day it is? First Friday. In case you didn’t know. Or I guess if you’re reading this on another day. For more information, visit cloudandkellys.com/.
Fortune’s Folly @ Bombs Away Café
2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.
Fortune’s Folly is a band out of Eugene that you’ll be sure to dig. Reminds me of a little 90s indie with post-Franz Ferdinand dance rock-a-bility. Check them out at https://www.fortunesfollyband.com/. To stay up to date, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Saturday, May 5
OSU Pet Day @ Magruder Hall
700 SW 30th St., Corvallis. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Free.
At my house, every day is pet day. Mainly because my cats like to puke up hair all over the place and sleep on my face. However at Oregon State University, Pet Day is an annual (31st annual to be exact) extravaganza. The Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine will be offering “tours, demonstrations, displays, a petting zoo, and other family-friendly events.” College students put on the event, which usually attracts several thousand visitors. There’ll be booths galore, with information of all kinds, samples, resources, etc. Like dog agility? See it demonstrated. Like teddy bear surgery? Okay, you’re weird. But they have that too. Dog wash and nail trim station? Check. Pet costume contest? Check. I hear there’ll be llamas. For some furry updates, visit vetmed.oregonstate.edu/pet-day.
Sunday, May 6
Fireside Recital 2018 @ Old Mill Center for Children and Families, 1650 SW 45th Pl., Corvallis. 3 p.m. $65.
Oh my lord, $65? Yep, and it’ll be worth every single penny. Flamenco genius Berto Boyd, who is the Artistic Director of the Corvallis Guitar Society and and Mario Diaz of the Oregon Guitar Quartet will be putting on one hell of a show. It doesn’t get any better, folks! For more six-stringed info, visit oldmillcenter.org/events/fireside/.
Monday, May 7
LEGO Club @ Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free.
What’s K-5 only and makes me wish I was a kid more than ever? This event. But hey, at least somebody gets to have fun! Why shouldn’t it be your little monster? For updated information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/.
Amy Pence-Brown “Taking up space: Fat feminism, body liberation, and being an advocate for radial change”. @ Valley Library
201, 4501 SW Waldo Pl, Corvallis. 4-5 p.m. Free.
Part of a greater series of talks you should check out. For all the deets, contact Dr. Kristen Macuga at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, May 8
The Country Fair: Oregon’s Alternative Celebration. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free.
Sandy and Scott Blackman have been repeat customers at the Oregon Country Fair since 1972; Scott hvs photographed it now for more than 40 years. They’ve seen it evolve from its quaint roots into a tremendous affair, and their book “The Country Fair: Oregon’s Alternative Celebration” is “a love letter to this uniquely Oregon event.” The Blackmans will be on hand at the library to take everyone through a tour of select images. For more country info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/.
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Pencils, Pens & Drinks with Friends @ Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 8 p.m. 21+ Free.
Cloud & Kelly’s offers up the art supplies, you just bring your friends and possibly a thinking cap. More fun than you can shake a colored pencil at. Only not, because you might have a colored pencil while doing it. For information, visit facebook.com/events/349797192203725/.
Wednesday, May 9
Bedrock Lectures: David James Duncan @ Bexell Hall Room 412, 2251 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free.
Fracking bad, lecture good. David James Duncan, author of “The River Why” will be sharing his “Heart of the Monster” lecture. To find out more, visit liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/feature-story/bedrock-lectures-human-rights-and-climate-change.
Thursday, May 10
2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 7 p.m. $5-12.
Oregon State University Theatre present Orwell’s “1984.” A great adaptation by a great company. Can’t miss out! For updated information, visit facebook.com/events/190553765002708/.