Crème de la Corvallis: Week of August 2

Thursday, August 2

BJ Thomas

Monteith Riverpark, NW Water Ave, Albany. 7 p.m.

Noteworthy vocalist B.J. Thomas, who had quite the streak in the 60s and 70s, hits the Albany Waterfront in celebration of the release of The Best of BJ Thomas, his first recorded outing in a decade. Check out some tunes here if you’re not familiar: https://www.bjthomas.com/. For more info visit, https://www.cityofalbany.net/departments/parks-and-recreation/events/river-rhythms

Bard in the Quad: The Tempest

Memorial Union Quad, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

Because 7:30 p.m. is the only time this summer weather is bearable! A longstanding Corvallis tradition, Bard in the Quad is always a good time. Bring a chair or blanket! For updated info visit, http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication/theatre/bard-quad

Friday, August 3

RITC: Candyland!

Cloud & Kelly’s/ Downward Dog Café, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $3.

Rainbow in the Clouds is back and things are getting a little bit sweeter. Okay, a lot sweeter. I’m told this special edition of the dance party favorite will let you live out a candy-themed fantasy, complete with “confectionary photo both,” and special jams from DJ Lex. All funds raised this time around benefit the Corvallis Pride Festival! RITC, as always, is a SAFE space. You are welcome here. For more info visit, https://www.facebook.com/events/976755985845465/        

Saturday, August 4

Clothesline Sale of Art

Benton County Courthouse,
120 NW 4th St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Annual sidewalk art sale by the Corvallis Art Guild! Check it out on the lawn just outside of the Benton county courthouse. Great art by locals – you may even find something to bring home! For more info visit, http://www.clotheslinesale.com/   

Kurtis Copenhagen’s
Monthly Sampler: Wes
Walker Band & Isobel

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m.

Out of Philadelphia, Wes Walker is a bit of a jack of all trades. Rapper, DJ, sound engine”r, media guru, graphic designer… you name it. You may already know him from his single ‘Jordan Belfort,” which has blown up on Soundcloud. Check out his work at http://www.weswalker.dj/.  

Sunday, August 5

Oregon Jamboree: Brantley Gilbert, Chris Lane, Darryl Worley, and Brewers Grade

1331 Main St., Sweet Home.
11 a.m.-7 p.m.. $100-$150

Okay, look. Most of us don’t have $100+ burning a hole in our pocket, but the Oregon Jamboree is legend for a reason. The #1 Northwest country music festival, you get all sorts of rad tunes jammed up in your ears while enjoying the gorgeous Cascades. This is a big ole’ festival, complete with two stages, RV and tent camping options, merch vendors, wine, beer, food, and all sorts of other stuff. Don’t miss out on this one! For ticket info visit, http://oregonjamboree.com/tickets/   

Monday, August 6

Exhibit: Mountain Memories: Glimpses of Asia

The Little Gallery at OSU, 2000 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis. MondayFriday. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This show runs through September 21st, so if you can’t make it now, schedule in a visit later. Paintings from Erin Prince are on display – a fantastic artist from Newport. The work is “ inspired by Price’s encounters during her time spent living and traveling through Asia and particularly in the foothills of the Himalayas.”

Majestic Reader’s Theatre Company Fall Auditions

The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

OPEN AUDITIONS! That’s right! Dot your i’s, cross your t’s, and get ready to give it your all. Auditions run both today and on the 7th. Special note from The Majestic: “Auditions for Ada and the Engine will ONLY be on August 6th.” For more info visit, https://events.time.ly/9zxdg45?event=13255854  

Tuesday, August 7

Mid-Valley Health Care Advocate August film series: Now is the Time: “Healthcare for Everybody.”

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7–9 p.m.

“Now is the Time” is actually quite a well done documentary that addresses our out-of-control health care costs. If you care, and I’m sure you do, check it out. Addresses the situation from a pro single payer perspective. For more information, contact Sandra.j.bean.or@gmail.com or call 404-281-7185 

Wednesday, August 8

Block 15 Summer Nights: Fried Chicken & Block 15 Beers with Ladder Golf, Corn Hole, Yard Yahtzee & Giant Jenga

Greenberry Store & Tavern, 29974 Highway 99W, Corvallis. 5 p.m.

Pretty sure you can guess what’s happening here! Second Wednesday of every month, through September. For more info visit, https://www.facebook.com/events/1696647973753645/   

The Corvallis Film Lab

The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

The Corvallis Film Lab is the umbrella unifying three sub groups: The Corvallis Screenwriters, Corvallis Film Actors and Corvallis Filmmakers. The objective is to write and locally produce short festival worthy films for entry in Film Festivals. Involvement is open to all who posses an interest in filmmaking. Experience is not necessary. The only prerequisite is interest and willingness to participate. So roll up your sleeves, come join us to get the experience. For more info visit, https://www.facebook.com/events/1703125743042844/  

Thursday, August 9  

Edible Garden Tour

Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 6pm-8pm. BountifulBackyard.org offers free annual guided tours of edible gardens.

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, http://bountifulbackyard.org/edible-garden-tours/.

By Sam Campbell

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