Crème de la Corvallis: Week of Nov 1

Thursday, November 1

The Macks, North by North (CHI), and Run the Risk

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

I hadn’t heard any of these bands before today, and after today I’m willing to toss out as many $5 bills as they can offer shows. Here’s a ton of links that will explain why better than I can. The Macks (, North by North (CHI) (, and Run the Risk ( For more info visit,


DeMaggio’s New York Pizza. 151 NW Monroe Ave #102, Corvallis. 10 p.m. Free.

The maiden voyage of what will be a growing legacy of amazing events at DeMaggio. What does S&M have to do with improv comedy? Who cares! There’s no way this isn’t going to be great. For more info visit,

Friday, November 2

Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival: Gender Blender

Darkside Cinema,  215 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 5 p.m. $9- $28.

“Encounter stories of people who disrupt (or uphold) traditional gender roles and who represent the juxtaposition and sometimes every day interplay between toxic masculinity and the struggles of feminism in the modern world.” Wowza, and this is just the first day of the series! Films this time include Game, The Beep Test,  I Think I Have A Crush On You , The Gunfighter, Cheese ,  Vs, and Counterfeit Kunkoo. For more info visit,  

Catch Me If You Can

The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $16-18.

A musical comedy version of the clever counterfeiter classic? I’m going to have to go with a big hell yes on this one, folks. Also runs on the 3rd and on the 8th. For more info and tickets visit,  

Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival: Outsiders

Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $9- $28.

This time out the Wandering Reel presents films that speak to identity, and the struggle of being an outsider in a land of norms. Films include Death Metal Grandma,  Libre ,  Born in the Maelstrom ,  Schoolyard Blues,  Little Potato. I like me some little potatoes! For more info visit,   

The Regretti’s Halloween Hangover Show with Philophobia

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

Everyone’s favorite supergroup, The Regretti’s are made up of folks from (or formerly from) Burnheimer Meat co., Symbiotic Quintet, That Coyote, Supertankers Ply the Seas, and Slow Burn, and  the Shady Bunch. Blow all of your energy on Halloween? This will get you all fired up again. For more info visit,   

RITC: Spanksgiving

DeMaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave #102, Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.

Rainbow in the Clouds returns to debut at its new home! Same badas* LGBTQ+ dance party. Great drinks, great food, great friends. Be there or be square. And I mean literally, you’ll turn into a square. It’ll be awful. For more info visit,           

Saturday, November 3

Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival: Our Basic Assumptions

Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 1 p.m. $9- $28.

Ever left your assumptions at the door? Me neither, but it’s always a good time to start. The seven short films for the day look at stereotypes in age, gender, race, and more. Titles include Caroline, Emergency, Sacrilege, Dik ,  For Nonna Anna,  Intimity, and Coffee Time. For more information, check out                                                                                                                                

Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival: Moments In Time

Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. $9- $28.

Haven’t had enough Wandering Reel yet? Good! This second event of the day treats you to Bonobo, Into the Blue, Three Red Sweaters, The End of Time, The Boatman, and End of the Rainbow – all films that look at the way the mundane or banal bits of live play out in unexpectedly meaningful ways. For more info visit,      

Sunday, November 4

Philomath Frolic Annual Holiday Craft Fair

Philomath High School, 2054 Applegate St., Philomath. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

Take a short trip out of town and check out a ton of clothes, holiday giftsts, jewelry, art, etc. This has been going on for 25 years now – isn’t it time you check it out? More space and vendors than ever. For more info visit,   

Tuesday, November 6

Bike Polo

Lincoln Tennis Courts, SE Alexander & SE Debord. 6-10 p.m. Free. Tuesdays.

Bike… polo. Need I say more? For an incredibly fun time,  visit  Wednesday, November 7

The Overture Series

DeMaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave #102, Corvallis. 9 p.m.

If you like to learn about awesome stuff in a chilled out environment, Opera OSU’s triannual lecture / performance Overture Series should be on your radar. This time aroun Dr. Kimary Vick and Prof. Lauren Servias of the OSU Music Department will examine both the life and music of Leonard Bernstein. Grab a drink and some food, enjoy the lecture, and then be treated to a musical performance by the OSU Opera Ensemble. For the musical theatre lover in us all. For more info visit, 

By Sam Campbell