Crème de la Corvallis, Week of Jan 10

Thursday, January 10

Guitar Group

Community Outreach Inc., 865 NW Reiman Ave., Corvallis. 10:10 – 11 a.m. Thursdays.

A group for guitar players of all kinds, no matter the skill level. This weekly meetup is all about networking with fellow players, talking guitar, jamming, and learning new music. Contact, for more info.              

Friday, January 11

Movie Matinees at the Senior Center

Albany Senior Center, 489 NW Water Ave., Albany. 12:30 p.m. Free.

Ready Player One didn’t exactly live up to the hype IMO, only because it was too short. It’s really quite a good movie, and if you skipped over it, this is a great way to check it out. Did I mention the showing is FREE? For information call: 541-917-7760. 

Ten Tiny Dances Corvallis

Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2 St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $14.

An “edgy new work by local choreographers as they face the challenge of creating for a stage that is 4 feet by 4 feet by 1.5 feet high.” This sounds incredible, and features director Mishele Mennett. It sold out quickly the last time it ran, and you’re going to love it. The theme this year is water, and all proceeds will go to the Marys River Watershed Council. It runs a few times, so visit, for all of the details!   

Global Grooves

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

AFTERDARK returns to kick off 2019 with global tuneage, thanks to a collaboration with Global Grooves. Should be a great time. Visit, for more info.                     

Saturday, January 12

Tart of the Valley + Space Neighbors

Bombs Away Cafe, 2527 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis 10p.m. – 1a.m.

Willamette Valley’s favorite burlesque troup AND its favorite band? Holy smokes. Absolutely not to be missed. Cannot stress that enough!For more information, visit

John Sherman

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

No frills guitar magic, complete with access to great coffee, tea, and other scrumdiddleyumptuous stuff. Visit, for more info.


Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2 St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $25.

What sounds “electric without electricity?” SVER. Incredible musicianship, these folks have backed up some major vocalists in Scandinavia, taking them on tour at large festivals, on TV, and more. They’ve even charted with a wide range of music, such as folk, rap, and reggae. Visit, for more info.   

Wups with Lost Ox and David Burroughs

DeMaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $5.

WUUUUUUPS! All Wups shows are good, and this time they’re joined by the also-excellent David Burroughs and Lost Ox. If it gets better than this, it wouldn’t be by much. Rock, funky prog, and acoustic throwbacks. Visit, for more info.    

Sunday, January 13

Corvallis Indoor Winter Market

Benton County Fairgrounds, Guerber Hall, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis.
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Every Saturday ithe Benton County Fairgrounds will play host to the indoor winter market, and you’re gonna dig it. It runs from January 12 through April 13 and has a truly crazy variety of food, art, and other crafts. Easily one of the best parts about winter in Corvallis. Visit, for info     

Monday, January 14

Science Pub Corvallis: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 6-8 p.m.

Well, one thing is for sure: there is never too much Science Pub. This time around the FORCE Lab looks at super-cushioning in running shoes – does the top end actually wind up providing less help than traditional shoes? If you’re into running (or just science!) this is a must-be-there event. Fire off your best (or worse questions) in this cozy, fun environment. Contact, for more info.           

Tuesday, January 15

Sponsored: Sci-Fi Extravaganza #15

Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $5.

WARRIORS OF THE WASTELAND (1983). I think that title takes care of business, but in case you were wondering, this film is all about the distant future (2019…). Two dudes protect some pilgrams from a barbarian gang that’s marauding in the aftermath of World War III. Feature starts at 7pm, but drive-in ads and other cool stuff precede it. Visit for more info.    

Thursday, January 17

Walk the CAW

Corvallis, Oregon. 4-8 p.m. Free.

One of Corvallis’ treasures, missing the art walk is not an option. The best of local culture and a great chance to meet your neighbors and see some wonderful artwork of all shapes and sizes. Walking maps of the event can be picked up at any of the storefront member locations, or viewed online at  

Advocate Storytelling Night: Old Selves

DeMaggio’s New Ork Pizza. 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7p.m. – 9p.m. $5 suggested donation

For all the details and updates check out our calendar entry in this issue, but if you have yet to catch one of our Storytelling Nights, you’ve been seriously missing out. True stories in a safe space = tons of fun.

Imagine Open Mic

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

Open mic at Imagine Coffee? A no brainer, as they say. One of the raddest coffee houses around, and always in possession of some great tunes. Visit, for more info.   

By Johnny Beaver