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Thursday, May 26
Community Action Poverty Simulation. Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd. E, Albany. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free. The Linn Benton Health Equity Alliance presents this Community Action Poverty Simulation to help people begin to understand the stress of poverty by “walking a mile” in the shoes of someone experiencing poverty. Service providers, educators, social services agencies, policy makers, and community members who want to identify strategies and next steps to improve services, policies, and interactions with people experiencing poverty are all invited to participate in this immersive experience. For info, visit www.communityoutreachinc.org.
Thirsty Thursday Trivia. Deluxe Brewing Company, 635 NE Water Ave., Albany. 7 p.m. No cover, but 21+. Team-based trivia happening every Thursday. Show off your smarts while enjoying craft beverages at Deluxe Brewing Company. Each night, the top two teams will win prizes. For info, visit www.sinisterdeluxe.com.
Michelle Hazelton. Peacock Bar & Grill, 125 SW 2nd St. 7 – 8 p.m. No cover. Come enjoy a late dinner or a few drinks with friends while you listen to Hazelton’s acoustic styles. Minors welcome until 8 p.m. For info, visit www.facebook.com/pages/The-Peacock-Bar-Grill/64517167600.
Wild Hog in the Woods. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.calapooiabrewingcompany.com.
Youth Climate Speak-Out. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. The Sierra Club and Our Children’s Trust are sponsoring a Youth Climate Speak-Out at the Benton County-Corvallis Public Library. All are welcome (youth, families, and community leaders are encouraged). It’s often said that climate change should be fought for the sake of the next generation. The Oregon Sierra Club and Our Children’s Trust are hosting a forum showcasing how the next generation is already taking it upon themselves to fight for their own sake and the future of the Earth’s atmosphere. At this Speak-Out forum, youth locally and across Oregon will voice their opinions about what they’re doing, why they are passionate about climate recovery, how decision-makers might support them, and how they might envision a low-carbon future. The keynote speakers will be Jeremy Clark and Charlie Abrams. These two Portland sixth-graders created the Two Green Leaves blog to write about climate change from “the affected generation.” For info, visit oregon.sierraclub.org.
Friday, May 27
Yoga – Bring a Friend for Free. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Free. All levels welcome. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.
Ruby McConnell Reading and Signing. Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 SW 2nd St. 7 p.m. Free. For women who enjoy hiking, camping, backpacking, and other outdoor recreation or those inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, this is the definitive guide to being a woman in the great outdoors. This friendly handbook covers the matters of most concern to women, from “feminine functions” in the wilderness to how to deal with condescending men, as well as the basics of wilderness survival tailored to women’s unique needs. It includes gear lists in addition to advice for camp setup, fire-building, food and water, safety, weather, and navigation. For info, visit www.grassrootsbookstore.com.
Amore Music Series. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. An evening of trio sonatas. Works by Marais, Telemann, and Marcello. For info, visit www.corvallisfumc.org/content/amore-music-series.
Best Cellar Coffee House. Best Cellar, 1165 NW Monroe Ave. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $2 to $10, your choice. Kids are free. A monthly music series (usually fourth Fridays) featuring area and regional performers, usually held at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Avenue. Coffee, juice, teas, and sweets are available at a nominal charge. This session features Sharon and Dave Thormahlen and the wonderful Wild Hog in the Woods. For info, contact Mark at email@example.com.
Market of Dreams: The Secret to Happiness. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12 to $14. Second showing on Saturday. Stroll through the Market of Dreams to discover the Secret to Happiness. Tart of the Valley Burlesque brings two nights of excitement with this fantasy market-themed show featuring burlesque, comedy, musical performances, and more. Featuring Starena Sparktacular, Miss Rosey Posey, Schatzie Babe A’licious, Tamara A. Alba, Nick of Time, Petunia Rufflebottom, and a menagerie of special guests. Appropriate for 18+. For info, visit www.majestic.org.
King Columbia. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.calapooiabrewingcompany.com.
Market of Dreams After Party. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.cloudandkellys.com.
Danny Barnes. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9:30 p.m. Cost: $15. For info, visit www.bombsawaycafe.com.
Saturday, May 28
Free Noise Show. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave. 6 p.m. Free. Features experimental music from the Pacific Northwest including Kole Galbraith, Paraplegic Erection, Nothing World, Embrion, Depleted Your Cranium, Playboy Smooth, and Jimmy Curtis and the Nobodies. Donations welcome. For info, visit www.interzoneorganic1.com.
Improv Jam. Majestic Lab Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 8 p.m. Cost: $5. Looking to play some fun improv games, but nowhere to play and no one to play with? Not anymore! “No Offense: The Improv Jam” is a fun-filled evening of made-up comedy where anyone in the audience can volunteer to play games on stage. If you’ve ever dreamed of being a player on Whose Line Is It Anyway, this is your chance – no experience necessary. Or if you’d rather stay in the audience and watch, that’s great, too – come to play or to cheer on your friends. For info, visit www.majestic.org.
Lauren Crosby. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.calapooiabrewingcompany.com.
Tim Karplus Band. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.cloudandkellys.com.
Sunday, May 29
Broom-Making Workshop. The Thyme Garden, 20546 Alsea Hwy., Alsea. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost: $75, lunch and materials included. You are invited to make two brooms: the turkey wing whisk broom and the cobwebber. No previous experience is necessary. Class limited to 10 people, so sign up ASAP. For info and registration, call Janet Hagan at 541-487-8671.
Yoga for Recovery. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. By donation. For recovery from substance abuse, eating disorders, codependency. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.
Decorative Painting on Yupo with Jennifer Lommers. Studio262 Gallery, 425 SW Madison Ave. 1 – 4 p.m. Cost: $25, includes materials. Pre-registration 48 hours in advance is required. No previous experience is required. Jennifer will walk you through the basic techniques for using acrylic paints and inks on Yupo paper, an ultra-smooth synthetic paper made in the USA. Each student will make their very own garden/plant-themed mini painting using the techniques, mounted on cradled birch board during class for easy gifting and displaying. For info and registration, visit https://fs30.formsite.com/jenlo262/form7/index.html.
Majestic Reader’s Theatre: Love Alone. Majestic Lab Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 3 and 7 p.m. Cost: $10 to $12. When Helen’s lesbian partner of 20 years dies unexpectedly in minor surgery, Helen and her daughter want answers. Confused by the hospital’s silence around the death, they bring a lawsuit against the doctors. Now Dr. Becca Neal must confront her feelings about losing her patient while she juggles the demands of a lawsuit. Love Alone tracks the fallout in both the patient’s and the doctor’s homes, as both households navigate uncharted waters of anger, humor, and longing. For info, visit www.majsetic.org.
May’s End Drum Circle. Weber Memorial, Riverfront Park. 3:15 p.m. Free. The first drum circle in a summer series falling on the last Sunday of each month. Come for a communal meditative experience. Expressive garb encouraged. For info, email the host at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, May 30
Chintimini Wildlife Center Day Camp. Chintimini Wildlife Center, 311 NW Lewisburg Ave. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $50. Pre-care and post-care available for additional fees. Chintimini Wildlife Center will enjoy a day of games, exploration, and discovery, as we seek out both native and invasive plant species that live on Chintimini’s nine acres of land. We will also examine the amazing adaptations that help plants survive and the reasons why some lose their battle for sunlight. Afternoon snack provided. Ages six and up. For info, visit www.chintiminiwildlife.org.
31st Annual Memorial Day Celebration. Tyee Wine Cellars, 26335 Greenberry Rd. 12 – 5 p.m. Cost: $7 in advance, $10 at the gate. Tyee’s 31st annual Birthday & Memorial Day Celebration. Featuring live original music by the Space Neighbors. For info, visit www.tyeewine.com.
The OK Chorale and Corvallis Scout Troop 3 Memorial Day Program: Songs to Remember. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 2 p.m. Free. The OK Chorale will lead singers and audience in songs to remember our loved ones who gave their all in the armed forces. For info, email Colene Voll at email@example.com.
Memorial Day Patriotic Pops Concert 2016. Austin Auditorium, 875 SW 26th St. 7 p.m. Free. The Willamette Valley Concert Band will present a free Memorial Day Patriotic Pops Concert in LaSells Stewart Center Auditorium on the OSU campus in Corvallis. The theme of the concert will be “Americana” featuring music of outstanding American composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. The concert will be a benefit for middle and high school students in the area to fund scholarships for attendance at summer music camps. No tickets are necessary for the free concert. For info, visit www.oregonstate.edu/lasells/events.
Dicemasters. Matt’s Cavalcade of Comics, NW Buchanan Ave. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Free. Every Monday at Matt’s Cavalcade of Comics! DiceMasters is an all-new cross-brand offering utilizing WizKids Games’ proprietary Dice Building Game platform where players collect and assemble their “team” of character dice and battle in head-to-head game play. The initial set, Avengers vs. X-Men features Marvel’s greatest heroes and villains. The starter set and booster packs are sold out everywhere, but we will continue to meet and play friendly matches, and teach new players how to play. For info, visit www.ilovespidey.com.
Tuesday, May 31
Chair Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 3 – 4 p.m. By donation. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.
VUEsday: Elevate Your Happy Hour. VUE Corvallis, 517 NW 2nd St. 5 – 9 p.m. No cover. Make VUE, a modern event venue above downtown Corvallis, your new Tuesday night destination. Every Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. the top floor of VUE will be open to the public for VUEsday. Invite your friends to unwind in style while taking in stunning views of the Willamette Valley and Coastal Range. Cocktails and small plates will be available from Forks & Corks Catering. For info, visit www.vuecorvallis.com.
Meditation. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 5:45 p.m. Cost: $5. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.
Community Movie Night. Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St. 7 p.m. Free. Every Tuesday at the Darkside Cinema, Ygal Kaufman, noted local film historian and Darkside enthusiast, hosts Community Movie Night, a free weekly screening of lost, classic, and cult films. The feature film of the week is always preceded by newsreels, cartoons from the year of the feature’s release, and an introduction with interesting facts about the production from Kaufman. Donations are graciously accepted and benefit the renovation of the Darkside Cinema, Corvallis’ only independent movie house. For info, visit www.cmnyk.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/freemovienightcorvallis.
Retalhos Trailer. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Free. Tips appreciated. Chuva Boa Brazilian Jazz Trio presents tantalizing live clips from their upcoming Retalhos concert. We explain some of the jokes and break down some behind-the-scenes tricks to help you enjoy the concert a lot more. For info, visit www.facebook.com/chuvaboa.latinjazz.
Majestic Theatre Public Monthly Forum. Majestic Theatre Lobby, 115 SW 2nd St. 7:30 p.m. Free. In order to keep in constant contact with their user base, patrons, and members of the community with creative ideas, the Majestic Theatre maintains a monthly public forum. Theatre Supervisor Jimbo Ivy will lead the forum and mediate comments, questions, and proposals from the community. If you would like a topic to appear on the agenda for the forum, or to make a presentation or proposal, contact Jimbo at firstname.lastname@example.org. This forum is open to everyone. For info, visit www.majestic.org.
Wednesday, June 1
Free Teen Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 4 – 5 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.
Death Café Corvallis. 26th Street Beanery, 2541 NW Monroe Ave. 6 p.m. Free. Got thoughts about mortality? Death Café Corvallis is simply in order to listen and talk about death. Death Café Corvallis is not a support group, therapeutic agenda, debate society, social action group, religious or anti-religious organization, political committee, or sales pitch. Our welcoming, friendly, and supportive café is open to everyone who participates in a welcoming, friendly, and supportive manner. Our guiding principles are respect, openness, and confidentiality. Come drink coffee, eat cake, and discuss death with interesting people. For info, visit www.facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis or email email@example.com.
Majestic Playwright’s Lab. Majestic Lobby, 115 SW 2nd St. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Majestic Playwrights Lab is a place for playwrights to present, share, and discuss their new plays with other playwrights, actors, audience, and interested community members. The Lab is free and open to all playwrights, whether aspiring, experienced, or curious about writing for the stage. Actors and audience members are welcome and encouraged to attend, listen, and participate. For info, visit www.majestic.org.
Open Mic. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.calapooiabrewingcompany.com.
Thursday, June 2
LBCC Spring Choir Concert: The Language of Song. LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 general admission; $7 for students, seniors, and veterans. The Linn-Benton Community College award-winning choirs will perform their spring concert. LBCC Concert Choir and Chamber Choir will explore the relationship between text, music, and emotion. Also performing are the vocal a cappella ensembles Blue Light Special, The Sirens, and Remixed. For info and tickets, visit www.linnbenton.edu/tickets.
Rusty Hinges. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.calapooiabrewingcompany.com.
Open Source Improv. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.cloudandkellys.com.
Fun-with-the-Animals Work Party. Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, 36831 Richardson Gap Rd., Scio. Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free. For all ages and abilities. Work parties provide the sanctuary’s abused, abandoned, or neglected farm animals with clean water, bedding, and living conditions. No RSVP required; just show up wearing farm apparel and boots. For info, contact 503-394-4486 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Albany Historic Carousel and Museum. 503 W 1st Ave. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. In the lobby, view finished animals and watch the painters work on a number of animals and other hand-crafted projects. In the carving studio, see and touch over two dozen carvings in progress. For info, visit www.albanycarousel.com.
Albany Farmers’ Market. SW Ellsworth St. and SW 4th Ave. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Runs through Nov. 19. Features fresh, locally grown, locally produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. For info, visit http://locallygrown.org/home.
Corvallis Farmers’ Market. NW Jackson Ave. and NW 1st St. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays. Runs through Nov. 23. Features fresh, locally grown, locally produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. For info, visit http://locallygrown.org/home.
Exhibit: Loosely Bound: A 10-Year Creative Journey. Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Runs through May 26. This year’s fiber show, Loosely Bound: A 10-Year Creative Journey, will be displayed at Oregon State University through May 26. The exhibit will be in the Giustina Gallery at the LaSells Stewart Center. Nancy Bryant was inspired to start a fiber group in 2005, and members chose the name Loosely Bound. It reflects the ties they have to each other and the traditions they come from, but also the respect they have for their differences in design, interests, technique, and palette. For info, visit oregonstate.edu/lasells/gallery.
Exhibit: Why We Should Work on Climate Change. New Morning Bakery, 219 SW 2nd St. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Runs through May 30. The Sierra Club is pleased to present the Why We Should Work on Climate Change art display at New Morning Bakery. The presentation consists of approximately 70 postcards. The Sierra Club, in collaboration with 350 Corvallis, has been gathering artistic postcard petitions for about two years. On each postcard is the statement “Why We Should Work on Climate Change.” Below the statement is a frame where artists gave various responses using humor, inspiration, insight, and creativity. Each postcard is different. The viewer will find the artists used mediums that range from pencil drawings to poems, and to prose such as Thomas Edison’s 1931 quote: “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy, what a source of power. I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out, before we tackle that.” For info, visit oregon.sierraclub.org.
Exhibit: Wearing the World. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW 9th St. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Runs through May 31. Wearing the World, Local Traditions, Global Connections. Featuring textiles from countries and cultures around the world. Beautiful pieces from India, Mexico, Cambodia, Thailand, and much more! For info, visit www.cmlcenter.org.
Exhibit: Manthology. Conversion Brewing, 833 S Main St., Lebanon. Runs through May 31. Manthology—The Sociological Incarnations of Mantis Culture is an art show by Mitch Scheele, with India ink and watercolor prints depicting praying mantids as historical and fictional personas. Small prints are $35 and large prints are $95. The show is moving to New Morning Bakery in Corvallis for the month of June. For info, visit www.surfsumo.net/manthology/.
Exhibit: From Our View Student Photography Show. Studio262, 425 SW Madison Ave. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Runs through June 2. Open community photography show featuring students in grades 6 to 12 from our local Philomath and Corvallis school districts. For info, visit www.studio262gallery.com.
Exhibit: 14th Around Oregon Annual Exhibition. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. 12 – 5 p.m. Runs through June 2 through July 9. Is there a distinct “Oregon style?” The Around Oregon annual exhibition is an opportunity to find out. The juried exhibition showcases the artwork of artists from around the state. The exhibition is hosted by the Arts Center to allow local residents to see new artists, and is an opportunity for artists to show their work to a new audience. There is a brown bag art talk on Thursday, June 9 at noon and a Corvallis Arts Walk and artist reception on Thursday, June 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. The reception is a chance to engage in lively conversations about art. Many artists come to view the work in the gallery, meet the juror, and see who receives the cash awards. For info, visit www.theartscenter.net.
Exhibit: Heartwood: Inquiry and Engagement with Pacific Northwest Forests. The Valley Library, 5th Floor, 201 SW Waldo Pl. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Runs through Oct. 30. The OSU Libraries and Press Special Collections and Archives Research Center explores our deep and complicated connections with forests. Participants include the US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station and the Spring Creek Project. For info, visit osulibrary.oregonstate.edu.
Exhibit: Up, Up, and Away. Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Runs through Nov. 5. Up, Up, and Away is a year-long exhibition about the history of flight. See artifacts and learn stories about the past century of manned flight. Themes in the exhibition include ballooning, kites, helicopters, toys, and early development of the airplane and its evolution through the 20th century, during wars, by commercial travel and into space. For info, visit www.bentoncountymuseum.org.
Chintimini Movies. Chintimini Senior and Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave. 1:30 p.m. Cost: $2. Concessions will be available to purchase. Closed captioning available on request. For info, call 541-766-6959.
The Majestic Reader’s Theater. The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd Ave. 3 – 5 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Cost: $10 ($8 for students and seniors). Last Sundays. The company will offer a production in the reader’s theater style: trained actors, with scripts in hand, make the play come alive through vocal talent, facial expressions, and minimal staging. Reader’s theater plays are a fun, accessible way to experience contemporary works by famous modern playwrights that might not otherwise be performed here. For info or tickets, visit https://majesticreaderstheater.wordpress.com.
Makers Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 4 – 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Youth aged 10 to 18 learn basic programming with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, plus explore 3-D printing and other technologies. Makers Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 4 p.m. For info, visit www.cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Teen Writers. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 4 – 5:30 pm. Thursdays. Teens in middle and high school are invited to this writers group focused on exploring writing with other teens. Meets every first and third Thursday. Led by Rita Feinstein, MFA student, OSU. For info, visit www.cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Hula Classes. First Baptist Church, 125 NW 10th St. 5:30 – 7:15 p.m. Mondays. Come experience a bit of Island Aloha by learning Hula. The first class, from 5:30 to 6 p.m., is for those who have never danced Hula. It’s a chance to learn the basic steps and hand movements. From 6 to 7:15 p.m., the class is for all students where we learn new dances and review the ones we have already learned. For info, contact email@example.com.
Corvallis Community Drum Circle. Corvallis Riverfront Park, NW 1st St. 7 – 8 p.m. Free. First Saturdays. All ages and skill levels welcome. Instruments provided or bring your own. For info, contact Michelle Lovrich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corvallis Community Choir – Spring Term. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. 7 – 9 p.m. Cost: $50 per term. Tuesdays. Runs through June 7. CCC is a non-audition choir dedicated to spreading joy through singing together. Music for the term will be a mixture of new selections and pieces carried over from prior terms. The director is James Moursund and Bryson Skaar is the accompanist. For info, contact Barbara Melton at 541-231-7838 or email@example.com, or visit http://corvalliscommunitychoir.us.
Ukulele Cabaret. First Alternative South Store, 1007 SE 3rd St. 7 – 9 p.m. First Fridays except July and November. Free. This is an open mic and sing-along for ukulele players of all ages and skill levels. Songbooks and instruction are provided. Bring snacks to share. Hosted by Suz Doyle and Jeanne Holmes. For info, call 541-753-8530.
Reiki Healing Circle. 8285 NW Wynoochee Dr. 7 – 9 p.m. First Thursdays. Donation: $5 to $10. All students and interested parties welcome. For info, call Margo at 541-754-3595.