A ton of great shows this week, including The English Language, Drag Rag, Caitlin Jenna, The Real Sarahs, and Jessica Malone. Did I mention that’s just this Thursday the 29th? Also be sure not to miss the What Is Noise? Fest at The Majestic on the 31st. If you do, we’ll know it was you, and that’ll uh… reflect poorly on you. Something like that.
Thursday, March 29
Now Brothers. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free.
Classic rock and chili beer = the best way to spend a Thursday night. Besides winning the lottery or learning you have super powers, anyway. For some rockin’ information, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/
The English Language + Drag Rag. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. $5
The English Language (https://theenglishlanguage.bandcamp.com/) is gross, grindy, garagey, and I love them. Drag Rag (https://soundcloud.com/user-111370501) is slappy, sloppy, and *&$@!. I love them too. If you want to be rocked hard, this is your ticket. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/live-music/.
Caitlin Jemma//The Real Sarahs//Jessica Malone. Bombs Away Cafe, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.
This here? A truly wonderful lineup. This is going to be a badas* show. Get a preview by visiting: https://caitlinjemma.bandcamp.com/, https://soundcloud.com/therealsarahs, and http://www.jessicamalonemusic.com/. Not that you’d need any, but for more info visit bombsawaycafe.com/live-music/.
Friday, March 30
Stuffed Animal Sleepover: Drop-off and Movie: Toy Story. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30 – 6 p.m. Free.
This one was too weirdly awesome not to mention. From the press release: “Your stuffed animal is invited to sleepover at the library. Drop off times are from 3:30-6:00 p.m. After you drop your stuffed friend off, they will enjoy a fun evening of reading, games, and pizza. You and your stuffed animal can snuggle together while watching Toy Story at 4:00 in the Main Meeting Room.” For more stuffed info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/.
Rollipolli. Bombs Away Cafe, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.
Saturday, March 31
Looking for all of the crazy Easter events? Check the Calendar just a few pages away!
What Is Noise? Fest. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. 2-11:59 p.m. $5.
People often ask “What Is Noise?” Well, here’s one answer: “a cross selection of 30+ musicians active in the experimental/noise music scene based in the Willamette Valley. The festival will also include other various works of art from local artists including homemade instruments, DIY electronics, zines, painting and installation works.” This event is a rare beast, so if you count yourself among the creative population, you truly won’t want to miss out. Corvallis has a lot of cool stuff, but not often on this level! For some noisy info, visit majestic.org/.
StaticFaction Saturday: Ghost Fuzz & more. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Ghost Fuzz… the band that’s always changing – from post punk to indue. Check out a track here at https://corvallisdiy.bandcamp.com/track/ghost-fuzz-winters-coat. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/live-music/.
Monday, April 2
Honing in on the Best Plants for Your Garden. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 2650 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 6:30 – 9 p.m. Free.
“Darcy Daniels is the founder and creative force behind eGardenGo, a web site that helps gardeners decide what to plant with what. Passionate about helping gardeners connect with their most creative selves, she draws upon her experience as a garden designer and unabashed love of plants and horticulture.” In other comes, come out and let this expert help you not kill all your plants again this year. For more earthy info, visit corvalliseveninggardenclub.org/event/honing-in-on-the-best-plants-for-your-garden/.
Tuesday, April 3
Crafts and Coffee. Philomath Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath, 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Adults ages 16 & up are invited to this “low-key morning of art, coloring, conversation, music, and treats.” Tons of supplies will be on hand, but you’re welcome to bring your own. Start a new project or bring in something you’ve been working on to share! Good times. For more information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/.
Graphic Novel Book Club Meeting. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Rad little local club that’s always accepting new members. If interested, you can snag a copy of the month’s reading selection at the library’s second floor reference desk. For more information, please feel free to call 541-766-6793 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Wednesday, April 4
The Origins of Today’s Billionaire-Funded Radical Right and the Crisis of American Democracy. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St, Corvallis. 4-6 p.m. Free.
Well damn, now that sounds serious. Nancy MacLean, author of the National Book Award Finalist, has gotten high marks for her book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. In fact, The Guardian called it “the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half century.” Wowza. There’ll be a booksigning afterwards. For more scholarly info, visit calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/132691/.
Thursday, April 5
Rusty Hinges. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free.
Bluegrass, blues and more from local favorites Rusty Hinges. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
Comedy Night. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free.
Every first Thursday Cloud & Kelly’s Public House threatens to kill you with laughter. Because if you laugh for too long you’ll stop breathing. But no, you’ll be fine. It’s just a really awesome comedy night. Plenty of opportunities to breathe and eat awesome food / chug brews. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.
By Sam Campbell