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Thursday, February 26
Art Reception: 509J District Student Art Show at LaSells Stewart Center. 875 SW 26th St. 6 – 7:30 p.m. Giustina Gallery will be hosting a non-juried art show featuring the work of elementary, middle, and high school students. All mediums are welcomed, including ceramic pieces.
Stiff and Restless (featuring members of Floater) and Ninkasi Tasting at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 6 – 8 p.m. Cost: $7.
Uncanny Reader Book Launch and Masquerade Ball at Corvallis Odd Fellows Hall. 223 SW 2nd St. 7 p.m. The launch of “The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows,” edited by Marjorie Sandor. Doors open at 7 p.m. Uncanny performances begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by dancing. Cash bar, live music, and refreshments. Uncanny attire and masks highly encouraged.
Carbon Goals & Getting There Forum at Corvallis Public Library Meeting Room. 645 NW Monroe Ave. 7 – 8 p.m. At this forum Nick Caleb will discuss how state and local governments are failing to protect essential natural resources, including the atmosphere, as required under the Public Trust Doctrine. He is leading a campaign called Youth Climate Action Now, and will offer a regional training at Concordia University in Portland on May 16.
Michelle Hazelton Plays Peacock. 125 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 – 8 p.m. 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.
Old-Time Appalachian Music Jam at Old World Deli. 341 SW 2nd St. 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Wild Hog In The Woods at Wild Hog In The Woods. 140 Northeast Hill St., Albany. 7:30 pm
Buckin’ Thursday Western Night at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill. 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.
Ladies’ Night Featuring DJ H-Ram & Josh Soto at Impulse Bar & Grill. 1425 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m.
Friday, February 27
Eco-Film Fest: ‘What Rivers Are Worth’ at Odd Fellows Hall. 223 SW 2nd St. Suggested donation: $5 to $10. On the closing night of the Eco-Film Fest join Corvallis Sustainability Coalition along with celebrated local filmmaker Jeremy Monroe. Journey with Corvallis Sustainability Coalition to the Willamette River and beyond as we explore what rivers are worth.
Music à la Carte: OSU Faculty Recital. Memorial Union Lounge, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 12 p.m. David Servias and Friends. Features Nathan Boal, saxophone; David Servias, piano; Ryan Biesack, percussion; and others.
Wine Tastings at First Alternative South. 1007 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Chamber Music Corvallis: Auryn String Quartet at LaSells Stewart Center. 875 SW 26th St. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $26 to $120. Chamber Music Corvallis is pleased to present the Auryn String Quartet. They will perform selections from Haydn, Dvorak, and Brahms. For info, visit www.chambermusiccorvallis.org.
Britny Stewart at Imagine Coffee. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Linden Wood Local Acoustic Showcase at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Cost: $3. From 30 Pound Test to Junior Raimey, the Jenna Summer Smith Band to Lost Tortoise, and local metal bands Even in Death and Azrael, Linden Wood is an iconic musician in the valley. Join him and other local musicians for some excellent acoustic music.
Flashback Friday at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill. 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 9 p.m.
The Low Down at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House. 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House is proud to present a new destination for your Friday night dance and house needs: The Low Down.
Saturday, February 28
Corvallis Indoor Winter Market. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. One of western Oregon’s oldest weekly indoor winter markets. The Corvallis Indoor Winter Market serves the Corvallis, Albany, and Mid-Valley area. The market runs every Saturday at Guerber Hall on the Benton County Fairgrounds from mid-January through the end of March each winter.
James Warren Story Time for Kids at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 10 a.m.
Fun-with-the-Animals Work Party. Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, 36831 Richardson Gap Rd., Scio. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 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.
Lecture: Nutrition for Cancer Prevention at Calvin Presbyterian Church. 1736 NW Dixon St. 2 – 4 p.m. Cost: $3. Dr. Emily Ho of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University is scheduled to speak on the role of nutrition for cancer prevention during the Corvallis All-City P.E.O. event.
‘The Vagina Monologues’ at Majestic Theatre. 115 SW 2nd St. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Cost: $14 ($10 for students, seniors, and members). The Majestic Theatre and V-day Corvallis 2015 present a benefit production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues.” Proceeds from this event benefit the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV). CARDV serves residents of Linn and Benton counties.
Intro to Etsy Workshop at The Arts Center. 700 SW Madison Ave. 1 – 4 p.m. Cost: $40. Local artist Jennifer Lommers has been an Etsy seller since 2007, and offers this workshop to help you navigate the selling world of Etsy, an online artisan marketplace. We will focus on Etsy best practices (and alternatives), going online and setting up (or improving) your very own Etsy shop, so you can market your work to the online world.
Willamette River Dance at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. 501 NW 25th St. 6 – 8 p.m. Irish dinner (corned beef and cabbage) and Irish dance performance.
The Svens at Imagine Coffee. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7:30 – 9 p.m.
The Crescendo Show and Holiday Friends at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Cost: $5. The Crescendo Show is an eclectic quartet of multi-instrumentalists hailing from states across the nation. Nathan Porter is from Pennsylvania, and he plays piano, guitar, accordion, and is a lead vocalist. Kailyn Kubiak is from New Jersey, and she plays guitar and sings lead vocals. Matt Kellam is from Indiana, and he plays bass and sings back-up vocals. Ricky Carlson is the lone Oregonian of the band, and he plays guitar, drums, banjo, and sings back-up vocals.
Saturday Stampede at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill. 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 9 p.m
Five on the Hour w/Asterion at Cloud & Kelly’s. 126 SW 1st St. 10 p.m. Five on the Hour blends a bluesy rock style with punk influences. Asterion is Corvallis brand indie progressive metal.
Sunday, March 1
Zen Meditation at The Yoga Center of Corvallis. 111 NW 2nd St. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. No charge. Donations accepted. For info, call Abby at 541-754-4124.
Yoga for Recovery at Live Well Studio. 971 Spruce Ave. 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. For recovery from substance abuse, eating disorders, codependency. By donation. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.
First Sunday Vocal Jam at Old World Deli. 341 SW 2nd St. 2 – 4 p.m. Participatory improv singing in polyphonic groove, for all skill levels and ages.
Corvallis-OSU Piano International: Simon Trpceski at LaSells Stewart Center. 875 SW 26th St. 4 – 6 p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $55 season tickets, students free. Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski is praised not only for his impeccable technique and delicate expression, but also for his warm personality and commitment to strengthening Macedonia’s cultural image.
Blues Jam at Calapooia Brewing. 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 4 p.m.
Meditation/Mindfulness. Willamette Wellness Center, 6735 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 5 – 6 p.m. Learn various meditation techniques to find inner calm, maintain good health, and reduce stress. Guaranteed to leave you centered and relaxed. All ages welcome. For info, call 971-218-6798 or visit https://sites.google.com/site/carolynschechtman.
Hoolyeh Folkdancers at First Congregational UCC. 4515 SW West Hills Rd. 7 – 9 p.m. Cost: $2 to $3. The Hoolyehs now meet the first and third Sundays of every month at the First Congregational Church. The first Sunday of every month has a Balkan dance emphasis and the third has an Israeli dance emphasis.
Monday, March 2
Insight Meditation Group. A practice group in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. For info, contact email@example.com.
Digital Image Processing with Debi Friedlander at Studio 262. Ste. G, 425 SW Madison Ave. 1 – 4 p.m. Cost: $40 per class. Add dynamic dimensions and layers of creativity to your photographs with colored pencils. Six weeks of classes available, Mondays. Week 1: Digital Image Processing – Getting it ready for the pencils. Supply list will be sent out with registration, or on request via email. For info, visit www.studio262gallery.com/events-calendar.
Five Stones Sangha: Mindful Meditation. Friends Meeting House, 3311 NW Polk Ave. 5:30 p.m. Five Stones Sangha meets regularly every week to practice meditations and strengthen mindfulness. For info, call Ken at 541-760-9760 or visit https://sites.google.com/site/fivestonessanghacorvallis.
Heroclix. Matt’s Cavalcade of Comics, 2075 NW Buchanan Ave., Corvallis. 5:30 – 8 p.m. Heroclix takes place at Matt’s Cavalcade of Comics every Monday.
The Majestic Theatre Public Forums. 115 SW 2nd St. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. During the month of March, the Majestic Theatre will be hosting public forums on the various potential uses of the theater by and for our community. The first forum will cover uses of the Majestic as a space for local, regional, and national live music. Theater supervisor Jimbo Ivy will brief the public on his vision and fiscal thoughts regarding live music, and then will open the floor to comments and questions from the community.
Prenatal Yoga at Live Well Studio. 971 Spruce Ave. 7 – 8:15p.m. Every Monday. Drop-in. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.
International Folk Dance in Albany. 1180 25th Ave. SW. 7 p.m. Cost: $4.
Corvallis Guitar Society at Gracewinds Music. 37 SW 3rd St. 7 p.m. The society promotes classical and related guitar styles in the central Willamette Valley and is an opportunity to meet fellow guitarists, as well as listen to and play guitar in a supportive environment. The society is open to all ages and abilities and meets the first Monday of each month. The March gathering of the Corvallis Guitar Society will feature classical guitarist Jon Sharp.
Traditional West African Dance Classes. Oddfellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St. 7:15 p.m. Traditional West African dance classes hosted by Maria Soumah from Guinea, West Africa. Accompanied by live drumming from Fefafe.
Dicemasters. Matt’s Cavalcade of Comics, 2075 NW Buchanan Ave. 7:30 p.m. Every Monday. 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.
Bryson Skaar at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7:30 p.m.
Pu’uwai O Ke Kuawa Heart of the Valley Hula. First Baptist Church, 125 NW 10th St. 8:15 – 9:15 p.m. All shapes, sizes, and levels of ability are invited to try this gentle form of Hawaiian dance and expression. Cost: $5 per class.
Tuesday, March 3
Chair Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 3 p.m. Suited to those with medical or physical limitations. By donation. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.
Teen Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 4 p.m. All teens welcome, all levels. Free. For info, call 541-224-6566 or visit www.livewellstudio.com.
Graphic Novel Book Club Meeting at New Morning Bakery. 219 SW 2nd St. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library sponsored Graphic Novel Book Club at their new location, New Morning Bakery, the first Tuesday of every month. March 3 they will be discussing “Beautiful Darkness” by Fabien Vehlmann. New members always welcome. Check out a copy of this month’s reading selection from the second-floor reference desk of the library.
Drink ‘N Draw at Cloud & Kelly’s. 126 SW 1st St. 7 p.m. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House host Drink ‘N Draw on the first Tuesday of every month. Show up and create art with your friends. Art supplies are provided. For info, call 541-753-9900.
Corvallis Community Choir Rehearsals. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. 7 – 9 p.m. Newcomers welcome. No audition is required. Director: James Moursund. Cost: $50 per term. For info, contact Nan Chaney at 541-740-6068 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.corvalliscommunitychoir.us.
2 Step Tuesdays. Riley’s Billiards Bar & Grill, 124 SW Broadalbin St., Albany. 7 – 11 p.m.
Celtic Jam at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Timba Tuesday at Impulse Bar & Grill. 1425 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Join the Rumbanana Salsa Group every Tuesday night after Rumbanana’s classes at Impulse Bar & Grill. They’ll be playing the best Timba, with a hint of Reggaeton and Bachata. Under 21 allowed until 9 p.m. No cover.
Mango Django at Old World Deli. 341 SW 2nd St. 7:30 p.m. Mango Django plays the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Old World Deli. No cover charge.
Open Auditions: Majestic Reader’s Theatre March-May Productions. 115 SW 2nd St. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Majestic Reader’s Theatre will be holding open auditions for their March, April, and May productions in the Majestic Classroom and Lab Theatre. Scripts for all three productions are available for checkout in the Majestic Business Office. Office hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 4
Cheap Night at Darkside Cinema. 215 SW 4th St. Wednesday is Cheap Night at Darkside. Cost: $6 for all shows. Bring your own container for discounted prices on popcorn.
Fun-with-the-Animals Work Party. Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, 36831 Richardson Gap Rd., Scio. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 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.
Mr. Bill’s Trivia Night. Murphy’s Restaurant & Lounge, 2740 SW 3rd St. 7 to 10 p.m.
Housed Wednesdays at Impulse Bar & Grill. 1425 NW Monroe Ave. 7 p.m.
Oregon Natural Gas Pipelines & Exports Forum at Corvallis Public Library. 445 NW Monroe Ave. 7 – 8 p.m. Come learn about the Pacific Connector Pipeline, proposed to go through Oregon to ship fracked gas to the coast for export to Asia. Three experts will discuss the project and its implications for Oregon and the planet.
Joe Jangles Martinez at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave. Joe “Jangles” Martines is a Corvallis-based songwriter and folk singer. Joe loves performing house concerts and has over two hours of original songs and five hours of total music. He is available for house concerts and venue gigs throughout the country.
Infinite Improv at Cloud & Kelly’s. 126 SW 1st St. 8 p.m. The hilarious improv antics of the Infinite Improv folks.
Wednesday Acoustic Live at Les Caves Bier & Kitchen. 308 SW 3rd St. 8 – 10 p.m. Great local bands. No cover. Fine food and beer.
Thursday, March 5
Michelle Hazelton Plays Peacock. 125 SW 2nd St. 7 – 8 p.m. 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.
Old-Time Appalachian Music Jam at Old World Deli. 341 SW 2nd St. 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Wild Hog in the Woods at Wild Hog in the Woods. 140 NW Hill St., Albany. 7:30 p.m.
Freerange Open Mic at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 8 p.m.
Buckin’ Thursday Western Night at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill. 140 NW 3rd St. 10 p.m.
Ladies’ Night Featuring DJ H-Ram & Josh Soto at Impulse Bar & Grill. 1425 NW Monroe Ave. 10 p.m.