Crème de la Corvallis: Week of Feb 8

Ah yes, February. The birds are chirping, the trash trucks are trashing, and Trump is still President. Taking that into consideration, maybe you should just throw caution to the wind… but how?!

If only there were a list of things to get out and do…

 

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. And that rhymes. Sort of. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.

Friday, February 9

Chuva Boa Album Release Party @ Imagine Coffee

5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free.

Chuva Boa is a rad little Brazilian jazz outfit with a bit of harp action going on that is sure to tickle your fancy (legally). Check out https://chuvaboa.bandcamp.com/ for some tunes, and then catch the show! For more info, visit facebook.com/events/136543067015157/.

Emerald City Jazz Kings: A Pocketful of Dreams @ LaSells Stewart Center

875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $20.

Turns out the Emerald City is not just a fictional place with a Wizard, surrounded by dangerous flying monkeys. It is also an incredible jazz band that will be paying tribute to none other than Crosby at LaSells this Friday. For some jazzily updated info, visit theshedd.org/divp/series.aspx?series=4054&event=4114.

Queer Music Night: Familiars, Trying To Be Brave, Ben Maxon @ Cloud & Kelly’s Public House

126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. Free. 21+.

Míkasì Goodwin of the former Whatever Together and Ben Maxon of many numerous Corvallis musical outfits bring that sweet sonic nectar. For info, visit facebook.com/cloudandkellys/.

Barry Walker Jr. + Michael Hurley @ Bombs Away Café

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

Holy craps. https://barrywalker.bandcamp.com/ teams up with the totally-beyond-legendary Michael Hurley (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Hurley_(musician)). $5. Absolutely unreal. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.

Saturday, February 10

Cabaret Brunch @ Bombs Away Café

2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Noon. $10.

Brunch with some burlesque. comedy, singing, and more. This sounds like a cabaret I can get behind. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.

Game Day @Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2-5 p.m. Free.

Board games. Video games. Probably some previously unidentified kind of games. Drop in and enjoy, or just watch the fun (like a weirdo in the corner… like me). For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/.

Belly Full of Bob @ Bombs Away Café

2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $10.

This fantastic Bob Marley tribute band will be out and about, celebrating the life and music of a Legend. Personally, I’m not sure I’d eat Bob Marley, but if that’s what it took to create this wonderful act, then so be it. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.

Monday, February 12

Science Pub: Hops, barley and the future of craft beer.@ Old World Deli

341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 6-8 p.m. Free.

What’s better than Science Pub? Nothing? Fair enough. But I offer you this: a Science Pub about beer. Oh yes, one Tom Shellhammer will be taking us on a sudsy journey of science regarding the hoppiest of the hops. His lab is known internationally “for its expertise in hops flavor, studies the chemistry and sensory impact of hops, beginning with how they are grown all the way through to the finished product.” So basically, he’s qualified. I think IPA’s taste like dirt, and even I’m going to be doing my best to get to this one! For info, visit terra.oregonstate.edu/science-pub-corvallis/.

Tuesday, February 13

Should I stay or should I go? Tsunami evacuation modeling along the Oregon Coast. @ LaSells Stewart Center

875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 6-7 p.m. Free.

I can answer this one: you should go. Tsunami Evacuation tidbits, as presented by Dan Cox, Haizhong Wang and Lori Cramer. For more tidal information, visit communications.oregonstate.edu/osu150-sea-grant-festival/sea-grant-festival-event/should-i-stay-or-should-i-go-tsunami-evacuation. Or maybe just do a search… that’s an awfully long URL.

Feminists Forward: The Future of the Feminist Movement @ Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free.

One hell of a lineup of amazing women: Dr. Allison Davis-White Eyes, OSU Director of Community Diversity Relations; Dr. Susan Shaw, OSU Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Maria Chavez-Haroldson, Owner of Culturally Responsive Solutions; Luhui Whitebear, Member of the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation, OSU Ph.D. student, a mother, poet, and Indigenous activist. If you have even the slightest feminist bone in your body – and you should – be there. For info, visit lwv.corvallis.or.us/.

Wednesday, February 14 – Happy Valentine’s Day

To hell with your date… check out these shows!

Er. I guess you can bring your date, too.

The Red Room- Jack Wright, Evan Lipson, and Kevin Van Walk @ Interzone Coffee House

1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Suggested donation $10.

The Red Room Improvised Music series is… how shall I put it… amazing. Thanks to Interzone Coffee House, this time around we will be treated to Jack Wright & Evan Lipson’s free jazz on saxophone & double bass. Opening things up will be Kevin Van Walk and Dana Reason – both of which are among the best musicians in town. For info, visit facebook.com/The-Red-Room-Improvised-Music-Series-432200180154944/.

Hideki Yamaya @ OSU Benton Hall

1650 SW Pioneer Pl., Corvallis. 7:30-9 p.m. Free.

An extremely special guest will be poppin’ off a recital just for you (and others who show up. https://www.hidekiyamaya.com/ for all you need to know! Absolutely love his musicianship. For info, visit calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/132237/.

Thursday, February 15

Pretty Gritty @ Calapooia Brewing Company

140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free.

You should probably take a listen to http://www.prettygrittymusic.com/. Why? Well, because I said so. Also because this act is badas*, and the show is free. Also, because if you listen to them, you’ll know they’re badas* ahead of time. That’s how it works. You’re welcome. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.

Hideki Yamaya and Amy Hansen @ Benton Hall

1650 SW Pioneer Pl., Corvallis. 7:30-9 p.m. Free.

https://www.hidekiyamaya.com/. If you didn’t go take a listen before, do it NOW. Joined by soprano Amy Hansen, if you’re a lover of music, you’ll be a lover of this. For info, visit calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/132237/.

By Sam Campbell

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