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Thursday, January 19
Exhibit Reception – Source. The Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall, 2000 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 3:30 – 5 p.m. Free. Source presents paintings, sculptures, and box shrines that reference the sacredness of our rivers and coastal waters – the very source of life – featuring artists Liisa Rahkonen, Sandra Roumagoux, and Eliza Murphy. For info, visit liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/.
Exhibit Reception – WE LIVE HERE, the Artists of Benton Plaza. ArtWorks(CEI) Gallery, 408 SW Monroe St., Ste. 110, Corvallis. 4 – 8 p.m. Featuring artwork by artists living in Benton Plaza, and work by young artists from the WINGS program. For info, visit ArtWorks (CEI) on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Artworks-a-CEI-project-745923468806941/.
Hopworks Urban Brewery Tasting. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Portland craft brews. For info, visit http://www.bombsawaycafe.com/.
Film – Pedal Driven. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Part of OSU College of Forestry’s Starker Lecture Series. “In the pristine forests above Leavenworth, Washington, there exists a world of hidden trailheads and clandestine trails. Here a sect of outdoor enthusiasts, extreme mountain bikers called free riders, have gone underground. They are the skate punks of the forest, unwelcome and under pressure to leave. The locations of their trails are carefully guarded secrets and the riders who ride them keep constant vigil, on the lookout for US Forest Service rangers.” For info about OSU’s Starker lecture series, visit http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu/. For more about the film, visit http://pedaldriven.howellatthemoon.com/.
Natalia Corbitt. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. For info, visit https://imaginecoffee.net/.
Sockeye Sawtooth. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. For info, visit www.calapooiabrewing.com.
Curtis Monette. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. Free. Monthly solo show. Guitar, bass, mandolin, vocal looping. For info, visit https://myspace.com/curtismonette or http://www.bombsawaycafe.com/.
Funk Jam. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. Free. For info, visit http://cloudandkellys.com/.
Friday, January 20
Inauguration Day Rally and March. OSU’s SEC Plaza, 112 Memorial Union, Corvallis. 3 p.m.; then Central Park, 650 SW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Community and family-oriented event. “The event brings together a broad coalition of Corvallis area activists and social justice groups concerned that the inauguration of Donald Trump is a direct attack on diverse communities. However, we’re not just getting together to share anxiety about what’s to come. We want our future president to know that we still live in a representational democracy and that his administration’s policies will need to represent more than the politics of greed and fear. For those who want to make their voices heard but aren’t sure how, this event offers an avenue to connect with organizers working within and around Corvallis. Ultimately, we are gathering as a unified force to inaugurate a vision for a thriving, healthy, and loving community.” For info, visit facebook.com/events/384709295212168/.
David Burroughs. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. For info, visit https://imaginecoffee.net/.
Fiction Writers Reading – Jeff Fearnside and Jesse Donaldson. OSU Valley Library Rotunda, 201 SW Waldo Pl., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free. Part of the 2016-‘17 Literary Northwest Series. For info, visit http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2017/jan/fiction-writers-jeff-fearnside-and-jesse-donaldson-read-osu-jan-20.
Jesse Mead. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. For info, visit www.calapooiabrewing.com.
Sin and Tonic + Cherry and the Lowboys. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5. Sin and tonic’s debut show – features Rebecca Sweet of Corvallis. Cherry and the Lowboys bring the local rockabilly blues. For info, visit http://cloudandkellys.com/.
Homatawk + Old Age + Radion. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5. For info, visit http://www.bombsawaycafe.com/.
Saturday, January 21
John Sherman. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. Guitar and vocals. For info, visit https://imaginecoffee.net/.
Corvallis Belly Dance Performance Guild Showcase. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Suggested donation: $5. For info, visit www.corvallisbellydance.org.
Low Tide Drifters. Calapooia Brewing Co., 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 – 10 p.m. Free. A regional favorite from Eugene, the Low Tide Drifters will return to Albany to perform at the Calapooia Brewing Co. With a host of traditional instruments, sing-along choruses, and carefully crafted lyrics, the Low Tide Drifters create original roots-based songs that reflect the struggles and stories of everyday people in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. For info, visit www.calapooiabrewing.com.
Vintersea + Velaraas. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5. For more info, visit http://www.bombsawaycafe.com/.
DJ Rollipolli + DJ Abadackis. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $3. It’s DJ Abadackis’ birthday! Visit the FB event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1382732905072361/ or for more info, visit http://cloudandkellys.com/.
Sunday, January 22
Blues Jam. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 4 – 6 p.m. Free. “Get out, get in and get some on ya.” For info, visit www.calapooiabrewing.com.
Community Drink – Post Inaugural Event. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Don’t let the Clown get you down. Hosted by The Corvallis Advocate, so expect adventure. Improv, specialty cocktails, solace. For info, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/314574958936591/.
Community Hatha Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 7 – 8:15 p.m. $7. Yoga poses, breathwork, meditation, and relaxation. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.
Monday, January 23
Flow Yoga – All Levels. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Start your week with breath, stretch and movement. Drop-in rate. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.
Bryson Skaar. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Mondays. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
Lasting Legal Protection for the Atmosphere. First Alternative Co-op, Community Meeting Room, 1007 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Free. Special guest Gordon Levitt, Climate Law Fellow for Our Children’s Trust. Lasting legal protection for the atmosphere, oceans, and Earth’s natural resources. Binding greenhouse emission reduction targets, and climate recovery planning. Youth Climate Action Now (YouCAN), Corvallis. Sponsored by the Oregon Sierra Club and Our Children’s Trust. For info, visit http://oregon2.sierraclub.org/.
Tuesday, January 24
Morning Meditation Circle. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave. 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. $7. Community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.
Wednesday, January 25
Death Café Corvallis. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave. 6 p.m. Free. Got thoughts about mortality? Come talk truth to death. 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, religion or anti-religion, ideology, cult, or sales pitch. Our welcoming and thoughtful café is open to everyone who participates in a welcoming and thoughtful manner. Death Café Corvallis guiding principles are respect, openness, and confidentiality. Come drink tea, eat cake, and ponder death with interesting people. For info, visit www.facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corvallis Values Community Forum. International Living and Learning Center Auditorium, Room 155, 1701 SW Western Blvd., Corvallis. 6 – 8 p.m. RSVP. Establish connections and encourage collaborative efforts, events, and civic activities that will reflect, support, and protect the people who live here. Mayor Biff Traber, along with many other University and local officials will be presenting. To RSVP or for more info, visit https://goo.gl/forms/s6w9FLi04u9HtSbp2.
Prenatal Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave. 7 – 8:15 p.m. Drop-in rate. Carefully chosen set of poses to support your changing body and develop the strength and openness needed for birth. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.
Thursday, January 26
PreservationPUB. Old World Deli. 341 SW 2nd St. 6 p.m. Free. PreservationWORKS launches their PreservationPUB series Thursday. Tiah Edmunson-Morton, will present the premiere program “Beer, Bines & Barns: Preserving & Celebrating the History of Hops in Benton County.” This talk will inform and inspire you to see the local landscape and your pint glass with new eyes.
Mule on Fire. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. For info, visit www.calapooiabrewing.com.
Corvallis Indoor Winter Market. Benton County Fairgrounds, Guerber Hall, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Runs through April 8. Fresh local produce, seeds, plants, and so much more. List of vendors posted weekly. For info, visit https://corvalliswintermarket.wordpress.com/.
Call to Artists for 2018, The Arts Center Exhibition Program. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison. Deadline: Feb. 5 at midnight. The Arts Center Exhibition Committee is accepting proposals for the 2018 Main Gallery exhibition program. The committee is interested in all media, performance included. Seeking a balance between large and small group shows, retrospectives, and one person exhibits. All Pacific Northwest artists are eligible. Submissions are done electronically. For info, visit https://theartscenter.net/call-artists-arts-centers-2018-exhibition–program/.
Benton Soil & Water Conservation District Native Plant Sale. It’s time to place your Native Plant Sale order with Benton Soil and Water Conservation District. Support local pollinators when you purchase low-cost native trees, shrubs, groundcovers, grasses, flowers, and seeds. Place your order by Jan. 31. Books and mason bee supplies are also available. For info, call 541-753-7208 or visit www.bentonswcd.org.
Family Climb Time. McAlexander Indoor Climbing Center, Oregon State University campus, 1800 SW Jefferson Way. Saturdays and Sundays: 1 – 5 p.m. Cost: $3/youth; $7/adult. Climbers under 18 need a youth waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. For info, visit http://recsports.oregonstate.edu/youth-policy#Family%20Climb.
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 email@example.com.
Albany Historic Carousel and Museum. 250 SW Broadalbin St. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Wednesday until 9 p.m. In 2002 the community of Albany became interested in creating a hand-carved carousel like projects recently completed in Missoula, Montana and Salem, Oregon. With this vision in mind, the organization has been teaching carving and painting skills, offering tours to school, senior and every group in between, and providing community service opportunities to school and other civic needs programs, as well as providing an outlet for volunteer-minded community members or those drawn to artistic endeavors. For info, visit www.albanycarousel.com.
OSUsed Store Sale. Property Services Building, OSU Campus, 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 12 – 3 p.m. Fridays. Free. Items for sale include computers and computer accessories, furniture (desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, bookcases, etc.), office supplies, sporting goods, laboratory materials, household items, bicycles, Beaver sports gear and much more. For info, visit fa.oregonstate.edu.
Exhibit: Works by Gabrielle Hahn. LBCC South Santiam Hall Gallery, Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through Feb. 8. Hahn’s extraordinary prints merge the graphic language of tattoos with tantalizingly enigmatic text. Fists, snakes, pinup girls and hearts are just a few of the iconic images Hahn revitalizes in her series. For info, visit https://www.linnbenton.edu/current-students/involvement/art-gallery/now-showing-in-south-santiam-hall-gallery.
Exhibit: Printing the Gamut. LBCC North Santiam Hall Gallery, Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through March 17. Works from five artists from Bend printmaking studio, Atelier 6000. Artist reception will be held in the Gallery on Feb. 8 from noon to 1 p.m. For info, visit https://www.linnbenton.edu/current-students/involvement/art-gallery/now-showing-in-north-santiam-hall-galleries.
Exhibit: WE LIVE HERE, the Artists of Benton Plaza. ArtWorks(CEI) Gallery 408 SW Monroe Ave., Ste. 110, Corvallis. 12 – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through Feb. 14. Featuring artwork by artists living in Benton Plaza, and work by young artists from the WINGS program. For info, visit ArtWorks (CEI) on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Artworks-a-CEI-project-745923468806941/.
Exhibit: Source. The Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall, 2000 SW Campus Way. Weekdays: 8 a.m. to noon, 1 – 5 p.m. Runs through Feb. 17. Featuring artists Liisa Rahkonen, Sandra Roumagoux, and Eliza Murphy, Source presents paintings, sculptures, and box shrines that reference the sacredness of our rivers and coastal waters – the very source of life. For info, visit liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/.
Exhibit: Meditations on Temporality. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. 12 – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through Feb. 2. Erin Dengerink and Jeff Hess are artists who both draw on science and technology to explore new dimensions of their artwork. Dengerink’s work transforms medical debris, often associated with illness, into talismans of joy and luck. Hess has invented a new artistic medium with water, what he refers to as “water sculpting” and “water painting.” For info, visit www.theartscenter.net.
Exhibit: Low Tide Landscapes. Newport Maritime Heritage Center, 333 SE Bay Blvd., Newport. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. Runs through April 2. Photographs that explore the hidden landscape between land and sea exposed during minus tides will be on view at the Newport Maritime Heritage Center. The exhibit features the ongoing work of nine members of the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild who make regular visits to the beaches of the Central Oregon Coast during low tides, especially the minus tides that occur in the spring and early summer. The photographers work in a variety of photographic media, including pinhole, iPhone, infrared and platinum, as well as straight and manipulated digital photography. For info, visit www.oregoncoasthistory.org/museums-exhibits/maritime-center.
Exhibit: Around the World from 80 Countries. Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. Runs through Oct. 14. Around the World from 80 Countries features artifacts from the Benton County Historical Society collections. Most of the objects in this exhibition were formerly part of the Horner Museum artifact collection at Oregon State University. Benton County Historical Society acquired the Horner Museum collection in order to preserve this invaluable Benton County asset. Although the Horner Museum was originally a compilation of department collections and first emphasized the acquisition of items related to Oregon history and the natural environment, it later expanded its educational mission by adding exhibits about other cultures. Many faculty and alumni worked in or travelled to other countries and brought back items which they later donated to the Horner museum. In this exhibition, colorful textiles, interesting tools, and unusual household items represent cultures and nations from around the globe. For info, visit www.bentoncountymuseum.org.
Games at Old World. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St. 3 – 5 p.m. Free. On Tuesdays. Playing is healthy. Join us and others for games, for four players or more, at Old World Deli on Tuesdays. All ages, bring a game or just show up. Please be fragrance-free, thanks. For info, call 541-752-0135.
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 for adults; $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. Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Free creative and hands-on program for all-ages, learn basic programming with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, plus explore 3D printing and other technologies. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/makers/.
Teen Writers. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 4 – 5:30 p.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corvallis Community Drum Circle. Westminster House, 101 NW 23rd St. 7 – 8 p.m. Free. First Saturdays. Park and enter through the rear, corner of 23rd and Monroe. All ages and skill levels welcome. Instruments provided or bring your own. For info, contact Michelle Lovrich at email@example.com.
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.