Thursday, April 26
Burford Trio and Boyd Small @ Cloud and Kelly’s Public House
126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free.
Salem’s Burford Trio (https://www.reverbnation.com/garyburford) and Portland’s Boyd Small (https://www.reverbnation.com/boydsmall) come together to blues / americana your face off. Yes, those are verbs. Also, your face will be okay. It was a figure of spech. For more hard rockin’ info, visit cloudandkellys.com/live-music/.
Far Out West EP Release @ Bombs Away Cafe
2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $5.
I really dig Far Out West’s funky, rocky sound, and I’m pretty sure you will too. Just check out their offerings are https://www.reverbnation.com/faroutwest for some convincing. Help celebrate their EP release at your favorite venue! For updates, visit facebook.com/events/1124527241022225/.
Friday, April 27
Art is Wild @ Philomath Scout Lodge
660 Clemens Mill Road, Philomath. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $40 and free for kids under 16.
This fundraiser for the Chintimini Wildlife Center is worth your time and your dollars. There will be drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and some opportunity to meet n’ greet some totally sweet birds of prey. Do you enjoy bidding on prizes ad wild-life themed art? You do? Wonderful! There will be both live and silent auctions. For some bird-brained info, visit chintiminiwildlife.org/.
Best Cellar Coffeehouse @ First United Methodist Church’s Cellar
1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $2-10.
The Best Cellar happens just once-a-month, and brings along with it a joyous evening of acoustic music sponsored by the Corvallis Folklore Society. All are welcome, and kids are free! Come on out and enjoy the tunes, coffee, tea, cookies, and gluten-free cookies that’ll be for sale.. For info, visit corvallisfolklore.org/home/coffeehouse/.
Saturday, April 28
Walk MS: Corvallis
2 NW First St., Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Walk your rears off for a really good cause: helping to end multiple sclerosis. “Walk MS helps team up friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS.” There will be both one and three mile options. For info, visit main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/ORCWalkEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=29551.
The CO• Makers Fair @ Memorial Union
2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free. The CO• is an annual Oregon maker fair, hosted by Oregon State University, which is free and open to the public. The CO•, a campus-community partnership, offers the OSU community and the general public the opportunity to collaborate, innovate, and create in addition to providing a forum for research and teaching the value of hands-on learning in K-12 classrooms and beyond. For info, visit corvallismakerfair.org/.
Sharkmouth @ Bombs Away Café
2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. $5.
Sunday, April 29
Celtic Session @ Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House
126 SW First St., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free.
Classic tunes from the emerald isle. Kicks off with plenty of daylight left, too!. For info (say this with an irish accent), visit cloudandkellys.com/.
Monday, April 30
An Evening of Nobel Prizes @ Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Free.
OSU faculty experts will be gathering to chat about the research and careers of the newest Nobel laureates. Should be an awesome panel! For some really smart info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/.
Tuesday, May 1
Graphic Novel Book Club Meeting @ Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
This ultra-inviting graphic novel club rocks, and you’re guaranteed to like it. Unless you don’t. But you will. You can snag a copy of the current reading from the second floor reference desk.. For some rather graphic information, call 541-766-6793 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Wednesday, May 2
Death Café Corvallis @ Interzone
1563 NW Monroe St., Corvallis. 6-7 p.m. Free.
Death Cafe Corvallis is one of our city’s more unique and personal events. If you have even the slightest curiosity, do check it out. A few words from their official public statement: “Death Café Corvallis is simply in order to listen and talk about death. Death Café Corvallis is not a support group, therapeutic agenda, debate society, social action group, religious or anti-religious organization, political committee, or sales pitch. Our welcoming, friendly, and supportive café is open to everyone who participates in a welcoming, friendly, and supportive manner. Our guiding principles are respect, openness, and confidentiality.” For info, visit www.facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, May 3
Rusty Hinges @ Calapooia Brewing Company
140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free.
Rusty Hinges is your favorite bluegrass band, so I’m sure you were already going to this show. In case of emergency, break glass and visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/
By Sam Campbell