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Thursday, May 21

Choreography by Alexandra Schaefers. The Arts Center, Corrine Woodman Gallery, 700 SW Madison Ave. 12 – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Runs through May 23. Schaefers celebrates the beauty of ordinary moments by combining poetry and visual art. For info, visit http://theartscenter.net.

Corvallis Arts Walk. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. 4 – 8 p.m. Free. Third Thursdays. A monthly art crawl that tours Corvallis’ fine art galleries (as well as non-gallery artistic events) and utilizes a rotating group of fine dining businesses for final destinations. The Arts Center is a great place for a first art-viewing stop, utilizing their off-street parking. For info, visit http://theartscenter.net or www.facebook.com/CorvallisArtsWalk?fref=nf.

Meet the Author: Molly Gloss. Troubadour Music Center, 521 SW 2nd St. 7 p.m. Stop by for a reading and signing of Gloss’ Falling from Horses. For info, visit www.grassrootsbookstore.com.

Rough Jazz. Calapooia Brewing, 140 NW Hill St., Albany. 7 p.m. For info, visit http://calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events.

Michelle Hazelton. Peacock Bar & Grill, 125 SW 2nd St. 7 – 8 p.m. No cover; tip jar show. Minors welcome till 8 p.m. Enjoy a late dinner or a few drinks with friends while listening to Hazelton’s acoustic styles.

Audubon Society of Corvallis General Meeting. Dennis Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th St. 7 – 8:30 p.m. For the final 2014-’15 ASC program, speaker Bridget Callahan will present “Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act – Successes and New Opportunities.” For info, contact mathewsc2@comcast.net.

2015 Spring Musical: Les Misérables. The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $25 ($20 for students, seniors, and members). Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The true modern classic is based on Victor Hugo’s novel and features one of the most memorable scores of all time. For info, visit www.majestic.org/2015-spring-musical-les-miserables.

Tribal Style Bellydance. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St. 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Cost: $10 per class for series; $12 for drop-ins. The class is open to all ages and levels (teens dance for free).

Free Range Open Mic. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 8 p.m. A new, free-roving open mic night. For info, visit http://cloudandkellys.com/music_and_nightlife.

Curtis Monette. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. For over 10 years, this local guitar legend has been looping, singing, and shredding with friends from audiophilia at Bombs Away Cafe. For info, visit www.bombsawaycafe.com.

Buckin’ Thursday Western Night. Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill, 140 NW 3rd St. 10 p.m. Cover: $2. For ages 21 and older. The premier Western night. For info, visit www.facebook.com/jackokoles.

Friday, May 22

Insight Meditation Group. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. 10:30 a.m. Free. A small, friendly meditation group practicing in the Insight Meditation (Theravada Buddhist) tradition. For info, contact maryleigh.burke@gmail.com.

Music à la Carte. Memorial Union Lounge, 2501 SW Jefferson Way. 12 – 12:45 p.m. Jason Duckles, cello, and Sung Hee Kim, piano. These brown bag concerts showcase a wide variety of musicians and performance ensembles. Bring a lunch or purchase something from one of several restaurants in the MU. For info, contact 541-737-4061 or erin.sneller@oregonstate.edu.

Choreography by Alexandra Schaefers. The Arts Center, Corrine Woodman Gallery, 700 SW Madison Ave. 12 – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Runs through May 23. Schaefers celebrates the beauty of ordinary moments by combining poetry and visual art. For info, visit http://theartscenter.net.

Yoga: Bring a Friend for Free. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Cost: $50 for 30 days intro offer. All levels welcome. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.

EdDee’s Friends. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7 – 9 p.m. Indie originals and covers. For info, visit http://imaginecoffee.net.

2015 Spring Musical: Les Misérables. The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $25 ($20 for students, seniors, and members). Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The true modern classic is based on Victor Hugo’s novel and features one of the most memorable scores of all time. For info, visit www.majestic.org/2015-spring-musical-les-miserables.

Meet the Author: Claire Vaye Watkins. OSU Valley Library rotunda, 201 SW Waldo Pl. Watkins is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and an assistant professor at Bucknell University. She also is the co-director of the Mojave School, a free creative writing workshop for teenagers in rural Nevada. Her collection of short stories, Battleborn, won numerous awards. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the author reading. For info, visit http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/wlf/mfa/visiting-writers-series.

Comedy Night. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Comedian and former Corvallis resident Jeff Oliver hosts a night of stand-up comedy at Bombs Away Cafe. For info, visit www.bombsawaycafe.com.

Flashback Friday. Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill, 140 NW 3rd St. 9 p.m. Country music flashback with DJ Jess. For info, visit www.facebook.com/jackokoles.

Mayhem Fridays. Riley’s Billiards Bar & Grill, 124 SW Broadalbin St., Albany. 9 p.m. Features DJ Clint. For info, call 541-926-2838 or visit www.facebook.com/pages/Rileys-Billiards-Bar-Grill/420896604690340.

Lowdown. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 10 p.m. Fridays. No cover. A festive dance party showcasing local DJs. For info, visit http://cloudandkellys.com/music_and_nightlife.

Saturday, May 23

Day of Sharing. Many Hands Trading, 259 SW Madison Ave. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Many Hands Trading will donate 25% of total sales to Heartland Humane Society to support their ongoing mission to care for homeless animals in Benton County.

James Warren’s Story Time for Kids. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 10 a.m. Free. For info, visit http://imaginecoffee.net.

Choreography by Alexandra Schaefers. The Arts Center, Corrine Woodman Gallery, 700 SW Madison Ave. 12 – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Runs through May 23. Schaefers celebrates the beauty of ordinary moments by combining poetry and visual art. For info, visit http://theartscenter.net.

Yoga by Apprentice Teachers. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 4 – 5 p.m. Cost: $5. All levels. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.

Dicemasters. MattCave, 425 SE Jackson St., Albany. 5 p.m. Every Saturday. 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. For info, visit www.ilovespidey.com/heroclix.html.

2015 Spring Musical: Les Misérables. The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $25 ($20 for students, seniors, and members). Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The true modern classic is based on Victor Hugo’s novel and features one of the most memorable scores of all time. For info, visit www.majestic.org/2015-spring-musical-les-miserables.

Gumbo and Swing Dancing. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7:30 – 9 p.m. For info, visit http://imaginecoffee.net.

Willie McEachern and Still Thinking. Calapooia Brewing, 140 NW Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m. A three-piece Americana rock band with three-part harmonies. For info, visit http://calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events.

The Hoot Hoots. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Cost: $3. This Seattle power pop quartet is an irresistible party starter. The songs are powered by fuzzy guitars, fuzzier keyboards, and headhum-inducing hooks, and all these combine in a glorious, slightly insane energy in both their live shows and in their newest album, Colorpunch. For info, visit www.bombsawaycafe.com.

Space Odyssey. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 10 p.m. An intergalactic danceathon hosted by DJ Travesty. For info, visit http://cloudandkellys.com/music_and_nightlife.

Sunday, May 24

Yoga for Recovery. 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.

2015 Spring Musical: Les Misérables. The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 2:30 p.m. Cost: $25 ($20 for students, seniors, and members). Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The true modern classic is based on Victor Hugo’s novel and features one of the most memorable scores of all time. For info, visit www.majestic.org/2015-spring-musical-les-miserables.

Blues Jam. Calapooia Brewing, 140 NW Hill St., Albany. 4 p.m. Every Sunday. Get out, get in, and get some on ya! For info, visit http://calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events.

Relax and Recharge. Willamette Wellness Center, 6735 SW Country Club Dr. 5 – 6 p.m. Learn practical stress management techniques for use in daily life to relax, recharge, and remain centered within. For info, call 541-929-5555 or visit www.fitnessover50.info/programming.html.

Monday, May 25

Melodious Music for Memorial Day. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 2:30 p.m. The Corvallis OK Chorale & String Band will present a program of patriotic and folk songs to remember those who gave their lives for freedom. For info, visit http://imaginecoffee.net or contact Colene Voll at corvallisokchorale@outlook.com.

Five Stones Sangha: Mindful Meditation. Friends Meeting House, 3311 NW Polk Ave. 5:30 – 7 p.m. Five Stones Sangha meets regularly every week to practice meditations and strengthen mindfulness. For info, call 541-760-9760 or visit www.fivestonessangha.org.

Heroclix: Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails. Matt’s Cavalcade of Comics, 2075 NW Buchanan Ave. 5:30 – 8 p.m. Every Monday. For info, visit www.ilovespidey.com/heroclix.html.

Forgotten Heroes: An Honor Flight Story. The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $10. Local World War II veterans are featured in the Honor Flight documentary. For info, visit http://swvhonorflight.org.

Hoolyeh International Folk Dance. 1180 SW 25th Ave., Albany. 7 p.m. Every Monday. Cost: $4. For info, contact 541-967-8017 or grholcomb96@gmail.com.

Prenatal Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 7 – 8:15 p.m. Every Monday. Drop-in. Cost: $50 for 30-day intro offer. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.

West African Dance Class. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St. 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. Mondays. Cost: $15 ($48 for four classes, $10 for students). High-energy rhythms, live drumming. Some basic moves and dance sequences will be taught by Fode, one of Guinea’s best dancers. All dance levels welcome. For info, call 541-754-0521.

Bryson Skaar. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7:30 p.m. Every Monday. Free. For info, visit http://imaginecoffee.net.

Tuesday, May 26

Change Your Age: Ease Those Aches and Pains. Yoga Center of Corvallis, 111 NW 2nd St. 12 – 12:45 p.m. Runs Tuesdays through June 9. Cost: $10 per class or $40 for series. For people of all fitness levels whose activities are less enjoyable or possible due to discomfort, or who are concerned with posture or want to experience increased flexibility, ease, and coordination as they move through the day. For info, contact Marg Bartosek at 541-286-4678 or margbartosek@gmail.com.

Teen Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 4 p.m. All teens welcome, all levels. Free. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.

Corvallis Community Choir Rehearsals. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. 7 – 9 p.m. Runs through June 9. Newcomers welcome. No audition required. Director: James Moursund. Cost: $50 per term or $5 per week. For info, contact 541-740-6068 or nonandjay1@gmail.com, or visit www.corvalliscommunitychoir.us.

2 Step Tuesdays. Riley’s Billiards Bar & Grill, 124 SW Broadalbin St., Albany. 7 – 11 p.m. Free. A night of down-home fun. For info, call 541-926-2838.

Celtic Jam. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7:30 – 9 p.m. Every Tuesday. Free. For info, visit http://imaginecoffee.net.

Timba Tuesday. Impulse Bar & Grill, 1425 NW Monroe Ave. 7:30 p.m. No cover. Join the Rumbanana Salsa Group every Tuesday night after Rumbanana’s classes at Impulse Bar & Grill. A Cuban dance party held each week featuring the awesome music of Cuba. Those under 21 can be at Impulse until 10 p.m. For info, visit www.rumbanana.org.

Trivia Night. Applebee’s, 1915 NE 4 Acre St. 9 – 11 p.m. Every Tuesday. “What Do You Know?” trivia. Seven rounds with 10 questions per round. Different categories weekly. For info, visit www.facebook.com/ApplebeesCorvallisOR.

Wednesday, May 27

Amore Music Series. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave. 12:15 p.m. Donations appreciated. Organist Craig Hanson performs music of Hans Leo Hassler. For info, contact bike@peak.org.

League of Women Voters Annual Meeting. Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 6 – 9 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. The business meeting at 7 p.m. will be brief in order to enjoy Marissa Chappell’s presentation of the OSU History Department’s oral history project complete this year with several LWVC members taking part. Four of her students will be on hand. For reservations by May 20, contact lwvclouise@aol.com.

Mr. Bill’s Trivia Night. Murphy’s Restaurant & Lounge, 2740 SW 3rd St. 7 – 10 p.m. The fun begins with a tuxedo-clad Mr. Bill inviting everyone to form a team and play trivia “Mr. Bill’s” style. For info, visit www.mrbillstrivia.com/index.html.

Cheap Night at the Darkside Cinema. Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St. Cost: $7 for all shows on Wednesday (and every day before 6 p.m.). Bring a container for discounted prices on popcorn. For info, visit http://darksidecinema.com/index.html.

2015 Spring Musical: Les Misérables. The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $25 ($20 for students, seniors, and members). Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The true modern classic is based on Victor Hugo’s novel and features one of the most memorable scores of all time. For info, visit www.majestic.org/2015-spring-musical-les-miserables.

Housed Wednesdays. Impulse Bar & Grill, 1425 NW Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Every Wednesday. Features $3 drink specials and local DJs.

Thursday, May 28

The Co. OSU Memorial Union Ballroom, 2501 SW Jefferson Way. 12 – 6 p.m. OSU is host to this interactive event showcasing the wide array of “maker” activities happening in and around Corvallis. The Co was designed to honor the simple act of creating and to allow campus and community groups to network. It will feature an array of activities including a maker fair, speakers, interactive demonstrations, kinetic sculptures from the da Vinci Days festival, and more. For info, visit http://gototheco.tumblr.com.

Kalida and Sierra Nevada Brewing Tasting. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. Tasting: 6 – 8 p.m.; Music: 9 p.m. Cost: $3 cover for music. A rock band out of Portland, Kalida’s music, not unlike the style of the Woodstock generation, also pushes toward the experimentation and lyrical creativity made famous by bands like Spoon, Wilco, and the Fleet Foxes. For info, visit www.bombsawaycafe.com.

Wild Hogs in the Woods. Calapooia Brewing, 140 NW Hill St., Albany. 7:30 p.m. Kickin’ stringband music! For info, visit http://calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events.

The Extremities, Lisa Vasquez, the Turntable Enabler, and Future Metz. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 9 p.m. Gluten-free and locally sourced, organic hip-hop. For info, visit http://cloudandkellys.com/music_and_nightlife.

Ongoing May Events

Albany Farmers’ Market. SW Ellsworth St. and SW 4th Ave. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Runs through Nov. 21. 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. 25. Features fresh, locally grown, locally produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. For info, visit http://locallygrown.org/home.

Low Tide Landscapes Exhibit. Universal Unitarian Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Open weekdays through June 30. This exhibit of photographs by eight members of the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild reveals the magical landscapes that emerge between sea and land at low tides, especially during the extreme minus tides that occur in the spring along the exposed beaches and headlands of the central and south central Oregon Coast. Exhibitors include Corvallis photographers Jack Larson, Rich Bergeman, John Ritchie, Bill Laing, Craig Hanson, and Kat Sloma, as well as Phil Coleman of Philomath and Kurt Norlin of Albany.

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 volunteer@lighthousefarmsanctuary.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.

Andrus Brothers Exhibit. Albany Regional Museum, 136 SE Lyon St. Tuesday through Friday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Throughout the month expect changes in the exhibits to showcase the large body of works of Jerry and George Andrus. The last two Saturdays of May will focus on George’s work which includes film making, photography, music composition, and inventions. His film, Dancing Rainbows, won the PDX Film Fest in 2007. Look for surprises, possibly a visit from the man himself. For info, call 541-967-7122 or visit www.armuseum.com/history-inspectors.

Something Old, Something Blue. Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Tuesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Runs through Oct. 24. The exhibition showcases artifacts from the combined Horner Museum and Benton County Historical Society artifact collections, with an emphasis on the color blue. Sub-themes include blue in nature, art, fashion, school colors, uniforms, decorative arts, and more. The museum has also borrowed something new: man-made blue pigment from the Oregon State University Department of Chemistry.

Whiteside Theatre Tour. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave. 12 – 1 p.m. First Mondays. Cost: $5 (free for members). All tours start promptly. Once a tour enters the building the doors are closed and joining the tour is not permitted. Videography of any kind is not permitted. Admission is paid at the door on the day of the tour. For info or reservations, contact reservations@whitesidetheatre.org with name, any special arrangements, and the number in the group.

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.

Corvallis Community Drum Circle. 101 NW 23rd St. 7 – 8 p.m. First Saturdays. All ages and skill levels welcome. Instruments provided or BYO. Hosted by Michelle Lovrich of the Drum Circle Connection. For info, contact Michelle at drumcircleconnection@gmail.com.

Corvallis Guitar Society Meeting. Gracewinds Music Lessons Loft, 137 SW 3rd St. 7 – 9 p.m. First Mondays. Free; donations accepted. Established to promote classical guitar and related styles in the central Willamette Valley area, the meetings are an opportunity to meet fellow guitarists as well as perform and listen to guitar music in a supportive environment. The society is open to all ages and abilities. For info, visit www.corvallisguitarsociety.org.

Ukulele Cabaret. First Alternative South Store, 1007 SE 3rd St. 7 – 9 p.m. First Fridays. 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 of the Wallop Sisters. For info, call 541-753-8530.

Reiki Healing Circle. 8285 NW Wynoochee Dr. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. First Thursdays. Donation: $5 to $10. All students and interested parties welcome. For info, call 541-754-3595.

Shared Landscape. Moreland Auditorium, 1101 Main St., Philomath. 5 – 7 p.m. An opening reception for artists Tom Allen, Carolee Clark, and Sue Harrell. Their paintings will be on exhibit at the Benton County Historical Museum through June 27. For info, call Mark Tolonen at 541-929-6230.

 

 

 

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