Crème de la Corvallis: Week of July 19

Thursday, July 19

Imagine Open Mic

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

Come for the coffee, stay for the open mic! Or come for the open mic and stay for the coffee. Or some variation on that. But seriously, their coffee is so damn good…

RUNA: Melodic Celtic Fusion

The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $20-$25.

The Whiteside Theatre and the Corvallis Folklore Society have teamed up to present this awesome event. Since 2008, Runa has been “pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats.” And doesn’t that make perfect sense? What a fusion. Irish and Scottish folk mixed with bluegrass, flamenco, jazz, blues, and more. You can score yourself some tickets at Grassroots Bookstore, Corvallis Brewing Supply, or at

GLIT, Swamp Meat, and Baywitch

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5

Swamp Meat ( and Baywitch ( are down from Seattle, cranking out different takes on psychedelic-surf-punk, or at least that’s what it sounds like to my ears. Personally, I’d just call it really *&$@! good. GLIT ( appears to be out of Eugene and adds a considerably raw, sludgy sound to an already incredible lineup. For more info visit, . But really, just go to the show.

Friday, July 20

da Vinci Days

Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

It’s back! The Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) fair is crankin’ out  all sorts of awesome sciency, engineery stuff for you, straight from the brains of students and staff of local colleges, as well as other community members. Seriously, you know about da Vinci Days, right? You may have missed the first series of events in May, but there’s still time to catch these late July anchors. And guess what? Thanks to some rad sponsors, it’s FREE. For total and complete information, visit      

Clawfoot Slumber

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

The first Clawfoot Slumber ( song I heard, Mortality’s Whiplash, blew me away… and now their The Stars Within You Beckon To Be Carried Forth From The Dark EP has been looping for two hours. Those guitar tones, my word. That’s all I’ve got to say. Original psychedelic rock out of P-Town.        

Saturday, July 21

Tart of the Valley Burlesque

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $8.

Our premiere local burlesque troupe doin’ their thing, and doin’ it right. Cough up the eight bucks, these shows are always fantastic. 

Sunday, July 22

Ecstatic Dance with
DJ Baron von Spirit

Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW Second St., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sunday morning dancing? Why the hell not. This event normally runs every Sunday, but is on an every other week schedule for the summer to learn more, visit, 

The Fire 

First Congregational Church, 4515 West Hills Rd., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
$18 -$22. 

If you’re into fiddles, pipes, whistles, guitars, and… bazouki’s, then you’re going to want to grab tickets to this amazing scottish music experience. Notable players, tickets available at Grass Roots. They’re a few bucks more at the door, so you’ll want to get on that. For tickets visit, 

Monday, July 23

Bryson Skaar

Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis7:30 p.m.

You know him, you love him. Or maybe you don’t, but you should. He’ll be ticklin’ those keys while you sip your (rhyme unintentional) coffee. For info, visit:   

Tuesday, July 24

Pencils, Pens and, Drinks with Friends

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

One shouldn’t have to threaten anyone into grabbing drinks with their pals and drawing all sorts of crazy stuff, but here it is: RARR! Do it. This is so damn fun. There’ll be supplies on hand, as well as activities and prompts in case you’re lost.

Corvallis Community Band: Of Mystery and Magic

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

Free concerts in the park, what do you have to lose? Small group and solo performances. Bring your favorite chair or blanket. This week guest conductor Isaac Andrew will be there with Chintimini Brass. For more info visit,       

Wednesday, July 25

Never Ending Story

The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m.. $5.

Five bucks to see NeverEnding Story in this beautiful theater, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! I don’t even know what to say, but thank you Whiteside. Thank you. For tickets visit, 

Hilltop Big Band

Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30-9 p.m.

Free swingin’ concerts in the park, courtesy of local legends The Hilltop Big Band. BYOCAOB (bring your own chair and / or blanket). All ages! For more info visit,   

Thursday, July 26  

Free Range Open Mic
at Bombs Away

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m.

The best open mic for 10,000 miles happens every fourth Thursday. Regardless of your experience level, sign up and get your tunes noticed. Whether you paly or not, it’s a great opportunity to meet other musicians in the area, talk shop, hang out, etc. Sign-ups start at 7:30 p.m. You’ll want to get there early because the slots don’t last long. For info, visit:


Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

Resisting… the urge… to make… “all about that bass”… reference. Actually, that wasn’t that hard to resist, but I guess I did it anyway. Oh well. Get down with the low sound at this bass music party!For more info visit, 

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