Thursday, January 4
Bri Cauz + Ida Jane @ Bombs Away Café
2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. Free.
I won’t even attempt to beat out the original press release: “Two singers-songcrafters for the price of none.” However, I will give you the learnin’ required to understand why the whole “free” thing here practically amounts to theft. Lesson #1: just take a listen to what’s up at https://www.bricauz.com/. Lesson #2: Ida Jane, as you may or may not know (but should), is a vital component of local art rock outfit Mons La Hire. Rumor has it there might even be a few other Mons-y cameos. Do not miss this show, or Santa will come take his gifts back. For updates, jack into bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Reception for Where are We? Exhibit @ The Arts Center
700 SW Madison St., Corvallis. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free.
Jill Baker, Nancy Helmsworth, and Rebecca Mannheimer combine their efforts in an exploration of landscape art through a contemporary lens. From what I’ve seen of their work, this show promises to be a feast for the eyeballs. And even more importantly, it’s neato to see an oft-dismissed genre get an infusion of imagination. For more information, dance on over to theartscenter.net/contemporary-interpretations-landscape-art-jill-baker-nancy-helmsworth-rebecca-mannheimer/.
Friday, January 5
Rainbow in the Clouds. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 10:30 p.m. $5.
Everyone’s favorite LGBT+ friendly dance party, and that means you. Always a good time, guaranteed. Besides, that booty has been looking a little worse for wear. New Years resolution to shake it a bit? I think so. Check out cloudandkellys.com/ to learn more.
Poetics Corvallis. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free.
If you’re into poetry, whether you write, read, or some other third option, you should seriously consider joining Poetics Corvallis for their monthly meeting / open mic. When is it? Funny you should ask. For info, visit facebook.com/PoeticsCorvallis/.
Saturday, January 6
Sin & Tonic. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5. Have you ever wanted a big, frothy glass of Rockabilly? Well, that doesn’t exist. But this badas* rockabilly act does. Only five buckeroos, and you’re guaranteed to walk away quenched. See what I did there? Do the thing: cloudandkellys.com/.
The Same Chase + Paleons. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5. A whole lotta funk with a dash and a half of punk, The Sam Chase will surprise and delight if you don’t already know them (https://thesamchase.bandcamp.com/). They’re cruising through with Paleons (https://paleons.bandcamp.com/), a noisy spacey rock act that, as Old Gregg would say, has “all the things that are good.” Plug into bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/ for a look at any potential updates.
Monday, January 8
Science Pub: A Robot Walks into a Bar: The comedy and social lives of machines. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 6-8 p.m. Free.
SCIENCE PUB. Assistant professor of computer science at Oregon State University, Heather Knight will be talking up a storm about robots. That’s all you need to know. Because robots. For more information on Science Pub, find your way on over to terra.oregonstate.edu/science-pub-corvallis/.
Tuesday, January 9
Pencils, Pens, and Drinks with Friends. Cloud & Kelly’s, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 8 p.m.
I’m not going to explain why you should go to this event because you’re a big kid now and I believe in you. A total blast every time, complete with prompts, activities, and who knows what else. For related stuff, browse cloudandkellys.com/ with all of your might.
Thursday, January 11
Reception for OSU Staff Art Show Exhibit. Giustina Gallery & Murdock Gallery, LSC, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 5-7 p.m. Free.
The OSU Staff Art Show is celebrating its eigth birthday, and it is open to the public so you can pretend you’ve been invited. Make your way down to the LaSells Stewart Center this Thursday to check out some amazing art and devour any food they put out. Want more information? Visit lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/osu-staff-art-exhibit.
By Sam Campbell