Crème de la Corvallis: Week of August 9

Thursday, August 9

Edible Garden Tour

Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 6-8 p.m. Free.

NOM NOM NOM!!! In partnership with the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, this is one of the best kept secrets around here IMO. Walk around, stop at places where awesome farming has been done, talk with the farmers themselves about their work. Ask questions, explore! Each tour even has a unique stop that you can only check out that day. All tours run Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm and begin at SAGE Garden. After today’s tour, the next will be on September 20. For more info visit,

Jazz Jam

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis.9 PM. Free.

One of Corvallis’ best kept secrets is its jazz scene. Come out and listen, or bring your gear early and sign up. For more / updated information, check out

Friday, August 10

Cleo Lynx

Calapooia Brewing, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m.

Cleo Lynx is one of those singer-songwriter types that just make you feel good. Probably because the music is excellent, I dunno. Check his work out at Great vocals and lyrics. For more info visit,

DJ Rollipolli

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

DJ Rollipolli doing that great DJ thing that DJ Rollipolli does. If you’re into electrical music, then this is your jam. Rollipolli has been killing it for years, and if you haven’t caught a set yet, now is your chance. For more information, check out        

Saturday, August 11


Bruce Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 1-10 p.m. 5$ suggested donation.

Live DJs all day long with an Adult Dance Party from 4pm-10pm (families can totally chill, but there might be some less-than-family-friendly vibes). 100% of the profits will go to Jackson Street Youth Services! For more info visit,   

Bush Pilots

Calapooia Brewing, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m.

Albany’s Bush Pilots come toting some serious alternative bluegrass. Chug a beer (or sip it, I suppose…) and soak in the atmosphere as you’re treated to some of the best guitar, banjo, bass and mandolin around. For more information, check out Or visit the band’s website at

BOO/Phase IV

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $5

Experimentalism n’ beats. ‘Nuff said. And those are the only two semi inappropriate uses for apostrophes I can think of. For updated information, check out

Sunday, August 12

Bard in the Quad: The Tempest

Memorial Union Quad, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. $5-$15.

Honestly, it could be called Bard in the Dumpster and I’d still want to be there. A Corvallis tradition, these Shakespearean performances on the Oregon State University Quad are always well worth the time and money. This is definitely not the only day this is going on, so be sure to check out Oh, and don’t forget to bring a towel or some kind of comfortable low-backed chair!  

Tuesday, August 14

Corvallis Community Band: Ragtime!

Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis8 p.m.

As you may well know (and should know), the Corvallis Community Band puts on these rad concerts every Tuesday at 8pm. Every week there’s a new theme, done up properly by solists or small bands. This week they’ve got Ragtime on the brain. Feel free to bring a low-backed chair or some kind of blanket.Guest artist for this week is Dow Yeh, piano,with Sax Trax and Claribelles. For more info visit,  

Wednesday, August 15

Old Mill Center Dine-In at Downward Dog Café

Cloud & Kelly’s/ Downward Dog Café. 126 SW 1st St, Corvallis. 8 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Get down with the Downward Dog for a dine-in support of the Old Mill Center for Children and Families! Great food for a great cause – a Corvallis staple. Also, word is there’s a fantastic new breakfast menu!. To find out more about the Old Mill Center for Children and Families, visit

If This, These / Straya

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. $5.

When people say “use your words,” this isn’t what they meant. In this case, use your ears: and Not that you really have to weigh whether or not to catch a Bombs show, both of these bands are exceptional. For only $5, do yourself a favor!


By Sam Campbell

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