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Thursday, January 29

Get That Garden Growing: An Edible Garden Workshop. Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 5:30 p.m. January is a great time to start contemplating the garden. The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition wants to get you connected to local resources, supplies, seeds, community gardens, organizations for healthy eating, cooking, preserving, and more.

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.

‘The Secret Garden.’ Albany Civic Theater, 111 1st Ave. SW, Albany. 7:30 p.m.

Wild Hog in the Woods at Calapooia Brewing. 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 7:30 p.m.

Music and Hope. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Corvallis-OSU Symphony, Corvallis Rep Singers, OSU Chamber Choir, and Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir perform Stephen Paulus’ “To Be Certain of the Dawn.” Tickets: $20 to $32 (free for OSU students with ID). For info, visit www.cosusymphony.org.

KBVR DJ Night at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m.

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, January 30

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.

Poetics Open Workshop. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. A space for all writers, academic, professional, recreational, or other, to collaboratively work on writing skills and techniques. Get feedback on your poem before you read it at Poetics the following week, or just come, drink some coffee, and write.

Wild Hog in the Woods at Greenberry Store & Tavern. 29974 Hwy. 99W, Corvallis. 7 p.m.

Best Cellar Coffee House. United Methodist Church, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. The Best Cellar is a once-a-month coffee house that provides acoustic music, coffee, and cookies at a price anyone can afford. Mark Weiss celebrates 50 years of playing the guitar with special guests Dave Plaehn, Chere and Cliff Periera, Pete Kozak, Linda and Ed Waymire, Aurelia Rensema, Tim Hardin, and Audrey Perkins. Cost: $2 to $10, sliding scale (free for children).

Peter Mayer at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis. 2945 NW Circle Blvd. 7:30 p.m. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, Mayer’s music breaks the boundaries of “folk” and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself. Tickets are available at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis and Grassroots Bookstore. Tickets: $14 in advance, $16 at the door. For info, call 541-752-5218.

Benefit for Vina Moses with Matt Neely at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

That Coyote and Human Ottoman at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m.

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.

Saturday, January 31

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.

Mary’s Peak Orchid Society Annual Sale and Show. Garland’s Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy. 20, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mary’s Peak Orchid Society is holding its annual show and sale at Garland’s Nursery. Dozens of blooming orchids will be on display, and numerous vendors will be on hand selling orchids and materials. Bring your orchid for repotting for a small fee. Admission and advice are free.

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.

Greater Albany Rotary Club Annual Crab Feed at Calapooia Brewing. 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

LUNAFEST Film Festival 2015. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. This season’s program of eight selected films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Incredibly diverse in style and content, LUNAFEST is united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling by, for, and about women. Admission: $15 ($12 for students and seniors).

Sip & Spell: A Spelling Bee for Adults. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. A spelling bee for adults aged 18 and older and a fundraising event for the Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners.

The Arc of Benton County Presents ‘Aladdin.’ The Elks Lodge, 1400 NW 9th St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. A romp through the traditional Arabian story, this version of Aladdin is done in the British “panto” style with audience participation and wild comedy. Fun for the whole family. A donation of $5 is appreciated and will help support the Drama Squad.

Jenny Thomas at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

Free OSU Memorial Union Contra Dance. OSU Memorial Union Ballroom, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 8 p.m. This special free dance features The Nettles, with calling by Noah Grunzweig from Portland. An introductory lesson will begin at 8 p.m. with the dance starting at 8:30 p.m. No prior experience or partner is expected. For info, call 541-231-0008.

Plaehn & Hino Blues Band at Big River Restaurant. 101 NW Jackson Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m.

Robert Richter at Calapooia Brewing. 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m.

Super Dodge Bowl Tournament. Corvallis Sports Park, 175 SW Twin Oaks Cir., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Join Playground Sports for the first dodgeball tourney of 2015. Toss some balls and drink a few brews to get warmed up for Super Bowl Sunday. Cost: $40 per team of 6 to 10 players, $5 for free agents. For info or to register, visit www.playgroundsports.com.

Hair Fire, Asterion and Macrofocus at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. Cost: $12.

Saturday Stampede at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill. 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 9 p.m.

Sunday, February 1

Crossroads International Film Festival: ‘Nothing But the Truth.’ Darkside Cinema, Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. A South African comedy-drama written, directed by, and starring South African actor John Kani, “Nothing But the Truth” explores the ever-changing relationships between young and old, black and white in post-Apartheid South Africa. Cost: $6.

First Sunday Vocal Jam Song Circle. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 2 – 4 p.m. The First Sunday Vocal Jam has moved indoors for the winter. Participatory improv singing in polyphonic groove, for all skill levels and ages. Free.

Amore Chamber Music Series. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3 p.m. Features music for organ and trumpets; Craig Hanson, organist, Mark Bacon and Ken Saul, trumpets. Free; donations appreciated.

Blues Jam at Calapooia Brewing. 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 4 p.m.

Crossroads International Film Festival: ‘Amreeka.’ Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 4:30 p.m. A comedy drama about the struggles of a Palestinian woman and her teenage son who immigrate to a small town in Indiana to live with relatives. Cost: $6.

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.

Crossroads International Film Festival: ‘Sita Sings the Blues.’ Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. An animated, musical film set in India telling the ancient Indian tale of the Ramayana is told as never before, with colorful, imaginative animation and a 1920s American jazz soundtrack. There will be a special discussion following the screening. Cost: $6.

Monday, February 2

Insight Meditation Group. A practice group in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. For info, contact maryleigh.burke@gmail.com.

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 Arc of Benton County Presents ‘Aladdin.’ The Elks Lodge, 1400 NW 9th St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. A romp through the traditional Arabian story, this version of Aladdin is done in the British “panto” style with audience participation and wild comedy. Fun for the whole family. A donation of $5 is appreciated and will help support the Drama Squad.

Corvallis Guitar Society Meeting. Gracewinds Music, 137 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. Features Berto Boyd and Grant Ruiz – Flamenco Guitar. The society promotes classical and related guitar styles in the Central Willamette Valley. Open to all ages and abilities.

Poetry Downtown. New Morning Bakery, 219 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. A casual gathering for local poets. Listen to poems, or read your own work or one that inspires you.

Author Event: Elizabeth Kolbert. Austin Auditorium at LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Elizabeth Kolbert, an award-winning staff writer for “The New Yorker” magazine, will discuss her latest book, “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.” In her book, Kolbert describes how humans are causing the Earth’s next great extinction by altering life on the planet in a way no species has previously.

International Folk Dance in Albany. 1180 25th Ave. SW, Albany. 7 p.m. Cost: $4.

Traditional West African Dance Classes. Oddfellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 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., Corvallis. 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., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

Pu’uwai O Ke Kuawa Heart of the Valley Hula. First Baptist Church, 125 NW 10th St., Corvallis. 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, February 3

Chair Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 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., Corvallis. 4 p.m. All teens welcome, all levels. Free. For info, call 541-224-6566 or visit www.livewellstudio.com.

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 nonandjay1@gmail.com, or visit www.corvalliscommunitychoir.us.

OSU Chamber Ensembles Concert: Double Reed, Horn, and Low Brass Choir. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the door (free for OSU students with ID, K-12 youth free with one paid adult admission). For tickets, visit www.tickettomato.com.

2 Step Tuesdays. Riley’s Billiards Bar & Grill, 124 SW Broadalbin St., Albany. 7 – 11 p.m.

Linn-Benton Opera Guild Preview: ‘Carmen.’ 303 Benton Hall, 1650 SW Pioneer Pl., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. OSU music professor Angela Carlson will tell the story of the opera and play recorded excerpts from the score. Cost: $5 (free for Linn-Benton Opera Guild members, students of Linn-Benton Community College and OSU).

Celtic Jam at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Mango Django at Old World Deli. 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 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.

Wednesday, February 4

Cheap Night at Darkside Cinema. 215 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 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.

OSUsed Store Evening Sale. 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The sale includes many items: furniture, computers and computer accessories, sporting goods, bicycles, household items, and more. For info, visit http://surplus.oregonstate.edu.

OSU Chamber Ensembles Concert: Flute, Clarinet, and Trumpet Choirs. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the door (free for OSU students with ID, K-12 youth free with one paid adult admission). For tickets, visit www.tickettomato.com.

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., Corvallis. 7 p.m.

Joe Jangles Martinez at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday Acoustic Live at Les Caves Bier & Kitchen. 308 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 8 – 10 p.m. Great local bands. No cover. Fine food and beer.

Thursday, February 5

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.

Rusty Hinges at Calapooia Brewing. 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 7:30 p.m.

OSU Chamber Ensembles Concert: Sax, Trombone, and Brass Choirs. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the door (free for OSU students with ID, K-12 youth free with one paid adult admission). For tickets, visit www.tickettomato.com.

Free Range Open Mic at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m.

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.

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