Hey guess what? I don’t know… just seemed like a good way to break the ice. Lots of cool stuff going on this week in the non-rocking-your-face-off realm, which isn’t a bad thing. After the last two cycles I feel like we might be collectively rocked out.
Thursday, February 1
The Red Room Series @ Interzone
1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $5. The Red Room Ever thought to yourself, “You know, I could really use some live improvised jazz & experimental music?” Me too. Badas* bassist Andre St. James is joined by Dana Reason, Ryan Biesack, & Michael Harrison Gamble. If you don’t already know how awesome this lineup is, you really should. Not to be missed! For info, visit facebook.com/The-Red-Room-Improvised-Music-Series-432200180154944/.
Chris Arellano @ Bombs Away Café
2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 pm. Free.
Hailing from New Mexico, this blues-hound will knock your socks off. Probably not literally, but what I mean is you’ll like it. Proof: http://www.chrisjarellano.com/. For some very bluesy info, check out bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Comedy Night @ Cloud & Kelly’s Public House
126 SW 1st St, Corvallis. 9 p.m.
Now legendary for laughs, Cloud & Kelly’s Public House hosts a comedy night every first Thursday of the month. Guess what day it is? First Thursday. So they’re hosting it. Go. For some giggley tidbits, visit cloudandkellys.com/music_and_nightlife/.
Friday, February 2
14th Annual Corvallis Eco-Film Festival @ Odd Fellows Hall
223 SW Second St., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family.
If you want to catch the full description, check out our calendar or visit sustainablecorvallis.org/. Though I’m guessing if this event sounds good to you, you’ll be there regardless of what’s playing!
Lost Ox @ Bombs Away Café
2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.
Rainbow in the Clouds @ Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House
126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free.
Everyone’s favorite LGBT & friends dance night. This happens on the first Friday of every month. If you don’t already love it, one taste and you will. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.
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Saturday, February 3
Free Noise Show @ Bombs Away Café
2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Free.
The press release said “EeeeeeAiiiieeeee…wooooooooop!xchgpuioaerkjnlm awerol mlkka.” I don’t know if these are the names of acts, or just exhuberant noises. I also don’t care. FREE NOISE SHOW RULES. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Argentine tango milonga @ Odd Fellows Hall
223 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 6:30-10 p.m. $5.
They say this is an “Argentine tango social dance.” I don’t know exactly what that is because my Google is current broken, but it looks like I’m in luck regardless: the beginner’s lesson is from 6:30-7:30 p.m for newcomers! For info, visit facebook.com/groups/OSUArgentineTango/about/.
Monday, February 5
LEGO Club @ Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free.
Do you like Legos? Yes, you do. They’re expensive as hell for just being pieces of plastic, but… we don’t like to talk about that. Come out to this rad event and do Lego stuff with fellow Lego fans. There will be Legos on hang, but you can bring your own as well. Also, if you’re interested, you’ll be able to “put your skills to the test with new building challenges each month.” And here is where I thrust depression upon you… this is only for grades K-5. For info or to task for a related event for adults to be put in place, contact the library.
Guitar Society Meeting @ Odd Fellows Hall
223 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free.
Featured this month are John Jarvie and Peter Thomas, a guitar duo from Eugene. If you’re into guitar, like… really, really into guitar… you can’t afford to miss these meetings. Socialize, you fools! For info, visit corvallisguitarsociety.org/.
Tuesday, February 6
Crafts and Coffee @ Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
1050 Applegate St., Philomath, 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Free.
Making up for the above Lego debacle, we have this ages16 & up crafts and coffee event! A “low-key morning of art, coloring, conversation, music, and treats.” Supplies will be provided, but it’s cool if you bring some along. Share projects, start new ones, or just hang out and have fun. Have any supplies you no longer need? Bring them along and they will be given a new life! For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/.
Tap Talks Corvallis. @ Block 15 Brewery & Tap Room
3415 SW Deschutes St., Corvallis 7 p.m. Free.
Corvallis has a really awesome brewing culture, we know this already. Celebrate it by treating yourself to this talk. Jeff Clawson, the Pilot Brewery and Food Processing Plant manager in the Food Science and Technology Department at OSU, will be talking brewing education and research. They say seating is limited, so show up early! For info, visit facebook.com/TapTalksCorvallis/.
Wednesday, February 7
Death Café Corvallis @ Interzone
1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6-7 p.m. Free.
Corvallis is lucky to have this group. Unfamiliar with the term “death positive?” Let’s correct that. If you have thoughts on mortality, come talk truth on death. Listen, join in, both… no matter. No judgments. Not a support group, no agenda, no debate, no sales pitch, no over religious component. Just a welcoming, thoughtful, great place to be. And of course, very much confidential. Not sold? There’s also tea and cake. For info, visit facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis or email email@example.com
Author Event: John Frohnmayer @ Grass Roots Books & Music
227 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free.
Once the Chairman of the National Endowment for the arts, John Frohnmayer’s third book, Socrates the Rower follows Leaving Town Alive revisits that experience. Another title of his, Out of Tune, serves as a primer on First Amendment issues. Holding degrees from Stanford, Chicago, and Oregon in American History, Ethics and law, Frohnmayer is also a world master class extra double dog rower, which is just crazy. This guy is awesome. That’s all you need to know. For info, visit grassrootsbookstore.com/.
Thursday, February 8
Teen Code Club @ Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4-5 p.m. Free.
This sounds pretty awesome: “Teens can meet with a professional coder monthly to explore coding through game design using Scratch and CS First.” I don’t know what the hell it means, of course, but I’m old. They say this is open to teens in middle and high school. Snacks and supplies will be on hand, but the kiddos can bring their own laptops. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Wild Hog in The Woods @ Calapooia Brewing Company
140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free.
It’s a Wild Hog. It’s in The Woods. It’s always good. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
By Sam Campbell