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Tuesday, November 22

Chair Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 3 – 4 p.m. Cost: By donation. Suitable for those with limited mobility. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.

Meditation and Yoga Sutra Study. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Cost: $7. Community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. 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, www.facebook.com/freemovienightcorvallis or http://darksidecinema.com.

Celtic Jam. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.imaginecoffee.net.

Wednesday, November 23

Death Café Corvallis. Interzone Coffee, 1563 NW Monroe Ave. 12 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. This welcoming, friendly, and supportive café is open to everyone who participates in a welcoming, friendly, and supportive manner. The group’s guiding principles are respect, openness, and confidentiality. Come drink coffee, eat cake, and discuss death with interesting people. Look for the guy in the black tie. That’s Jon. It is the participants (i.e. you) who bring life to this conversation about mortality. Come talk truth to death. For info, visit www.facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis.

Thursday, November 24

Thanksgiving. All-day event. Enjoy the holiday and the food that comes with it.

Corvallis Turkey Trot. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr. 7:45 – 10:45 a.m. Cost: $30 registration. Build a hearty appetite for your Thanksgiving feast by participating in this family-friendly event. The 5k and 10k courses are flat and fast jaunts through the beautiful neighborhoods surrounding Osborn Aquatic Center in Northwest Corvallis. Runners, walkers, kids in strollers, and dogs on leashes are all welcome. All ages welcome, too! For info and registration, visit www.corvallisturkeytrot.com.

Holiday Flow Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 9 – 10 a.m. Cost: $18 drop-in. Pre-registration encouraged. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.

Yoga and Self Massage. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Cost: $18 drop-in. Pre-registration encouraged. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.

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.

Friday, November 25

Christmas Parade Annual Party. Downtown Corvallis, 7 p.m. Free. Come and watch the Corvallis Christmas Parade! The theme is “Stuffed Animals on Parade.”

Flow Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. $18 drop-in. For students who know the basic postures, breath work, and how to listen to their bodies. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.

Cheat Grass Bluegrass. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.imaginecoffee.net.

Brothers Gow. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 9:30 p.m. Cost: $3. For info, visit www.cloudandkellys.com.

Saturday, November 26

Chintimini Community Craft Fair. Chintimini Wilidlife Center, 311 NW Lewisburg Ave. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Four Saturdays left to find unique gifts and support your community! Chintimini is raising money to fix up its Education Center’s deck (donations, vendor fees, and donated craft items) and camp scholarships (craft items). Donation jars will also be available to help improve the deck. For info, visit Chintimini Wildlife Center at www.facebook.com/events/317934808582825.

Pete Kozak. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.imaginecoffee.net.

Gratitude at the Old World Deli. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. Tired of turkey and don’t know what to do with visiting relatives? Come see Gratitude at the Old World Deli. For info, visit Old World Deli.

Marilyn Jordan, Steve Sever, and David Whitaker. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 9:30 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.cloudandkellys.com.

Linden Wood and Company. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9:30 p.m. Cost: $5. Local rocker Linden Wood graces the stage with some friends to bring you the music and love that makes the world go ‘round. For info, visit www.bombsawaycafe.com.

Sunday, November 27

Majestic Reader’s Theatre Presents The Man from Earth. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 3 & 7 p.m. Cost: $10 for seniors and students; $12 for adults. After history professor John Oldman unexpectedly resigns from the university, his startled colleagues impulsively invite themselves to his home, pressing him for an explanation. But they’re shocked to hear his reason for premature retirement: John claims he must move on because he is immortal, and cannot stay in one place for more than 10 years without his secret being discovered. Tempers rise and emotions flow as John’s fellow professors attempt to poke holes in his story, but it soon becomes clear that his tale is as impossible to disprove as it is to verify. What starts out as a friendly gathering soon builds to an unexpected and shattering climax. For info, visit www.majestic.org.

Enter the Dragon. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Cost: $5. For info, visit www.whitesidetheatre.org.

Monday, November 28

Heroclix. Matt’s Cavalcade of Comics, 2075 NW Buchanan Ave. 5:30 – 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.ilovespidey.com.

Tuesday, November 29

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, www.facebook.com/freemovienightcorvallis or http://darksidecinema.com.

OSU Wind Ensemble Fall Concert. LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium, 875 SW 26th St. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Cost: $5; OSU students and K-12 free. For info, visit liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication/music.

Wednesday, November 30

OSU Wind Symphony and Campus Band. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $5 for adults; free for OSU students and K-12 youth. The OSU Wind Symphony under the direction of Olin Hannum and the OSU Campus Band under the direction of Dr. Jason Gossett present a fall concert. For info, visit calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/117865.

Thursday, December 1

13th Annual Community Christmas Concert. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St. 7 p.m. Free; donations welcome. The concert features Celtic music by Jeff Johnson (vocals and keyboard), Brian Dunning (flutes and whistles), and Wendy Goodwin (violin), with special guests from the local Comerford School of Irish Dance. For info, visit oregonstate.edu/lasells/events.

Linn-Benton Community College Fall Concert: Wrapped in Wonder. 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; $5 for children. Linn-Benton Community College’s fall choral concert, “Wrapped in Wonder,” will be performed in the Russell Tripp Performance Center. Conducted by LBCC Choral Director Raymund Ocampo, the concert features the college’s award-winning Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, and the vocal a cappella groups Blue Light Special and The Sirens. Kristin Rorrer will accompany on piano. Choral works to be performed include “O Holy Night,” “The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby,” “We Three Kings,” “Izar Ederrak,” and “What a Wonderful Word.” The a cappella groups will perform works by Christina Aguilera, Ariana Grande, a-ha, and Earth, Wind & Fire. For info and tickets, visit www.linnbenton.edu/current-students/involvement/performing-arts/buy-tickets.

Rusty Hinges. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.calapooiabrewing.com.

Open Mic at Sky High Brewing. Sky High Brewing & Pub, 160 NW Jackson Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. Sky High will be hosting their third open mic at the pub. They’ve relocated the event to their heated and enclosed deck; sound and space have been greatly improved. As always, they welcome a variety of talents including but not limited to musicians, poets, spoken word artists, MCs, instrumentalists, and comedy acts. All ages welcome until 10 p.m. Sign-ins at 7:30 p.m. For info, visit www.skyhighbrewing.com.

Open Source Improv. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.cloudandkellys.com.

Ongoing Events

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 handcrafted projects. In the carving studio, see and touch over two dozen carvings in progress. For info, visit www.albanycarousel.com.

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: Ponderings of Home and Awful Advice: The Artwork of Santiago Uceda and Shar Fagersten. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. 12 – 5 p.m. Runs through Nov. 26. Santiago Uceda and Shar Fagersten display their work. Uceda’s paintings explore the complexity of finding a sense of home. Fagersten photographs everyday objects captioned with dated advice women still frequently receive. For info, visit www.theartscenter.net.

Exhibit: On the Brink – Photography from Kerry Skarbakka. Fairbanks Gallery, 220 SW 26th St. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Runs through Nov. 30. The Fairbanks Gallery at Oregon State University will host an exhibition of work by photographer Kerry Skarbakka titled On the Brink. An artist’s talk and reception will take place in the gallery at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 17. The event is free and open to the public. The Fairbanks Gallery is located on the first floor of Fairbanks Hall on OSU’s Corvallis campus. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. the third Thursday of each month for the Corvallis Arts Walk. Admission is free. Skarbakka is an assistant professor of art at OSU, where he teaches courses in photography and combined media. This is his first solo exhibition in Corvallis. It focuses on some of the more immediate and pressing threats to our existential stability, and is comprised of past and current projects that illustrate the scope and trajectory of Skarbakka’s combined media approach to photography. For info, visit liberalarts.oregonstate.edu.

Call for Artists: Microbiomes: To See the Unseen. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. 12 – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through Dec. 1. The Arts Centers seeks multi-media artworks created for an art+science collaboration between OSU’s Department of Microbiology and The Arts Center. The show is scheduled for spring of 2017. Work selected by the jury will be the work for chosen for exhibition in To See the Unseen. Scientific research holds keys to our future, but understanding it is difficult for many people. Researchers in OSU’s Department of Microbiology study microbial systems that affect human health, biodiversity of animal species, and air, earth and water quality. This exhibition asks both artists and researchers how to “See the Unseen.” Microbiology tries to measure, visualize and understand complex microscopic systems in the same way artists seek understanding of life’s many questions. The Arts Center arts, science and technology collaboration in the past have been proven beneficial for artists, scientists and non-scientists alike. Artwork selected for this show makes connections between the science of microbiology, and how microorganisms are at the foundation of life. For info, visit www.theartscenter.net.

Exhibit: LBCC NSH Gallery – OSU Art Faculty Show. Linn Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through Dec. 2. LBCC NSH Gallery exhibits the work of Oregon State Art Faculty. North Santiam Hall Gallery presents a group exhibition of diverse work by the art faculty of Oregon State University. The OSU Art Faculty Show features 14 artists: Evan Baden, Michael Boonstra, Julia Bradshaw, Katherine Campbell, Anna Fidler, Lee Ann Garrison, Julie Green, Stephen Hayes, Yuji Hiratsuka, Shelley Jordon, Andrew Myers, Felix Oliveros, Kerry Skarbakka, and John Whitten. The work on view showcases a vivid range of subject matter, style and media including photography, paintings in oil, tempera and acrylic; printmaking using screen and chine colle techniques; graphite on paper, and video. The exhibit extends to both floors of the gallery. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. For info, visit www.linnbenton.edu/current-students/involvement/art-gallery.

Exhibit: LBCC SSH Gallery – Through the Looking Glass. Linn Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through Dec. 2. An exhibit of recent artwork from local artists Beverly Soasey, Carol Chapel, and Jerri Bartholomew titled Through the Looking Glass will be on display in the South Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College. Through the Looking Glass features paintings, drawings, assemblages and glass work that intertwines each artist’s concept of art and science. For info, visit www.linnbenton.edu/current-students/involvement/art-gallery.

Exhibit: Paintings by Abdelaziz Benkeder. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW 9th St. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through Dec. 7. Abdelaziz Benkede was born in the mountains of Kabylie, Algeria. His paintings reflect his childhood and life experiences, and express his interest in the environment, social and cultural issues. For info, visit www.cmlcenter.org.

Exhibit: A Contemporary Exhibit. Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through Dec. 11. Featuring art from Gvido Augusts, Kevin Clark, Tanya Filichkin, John D. Ginn, Heather Kier, Matthew Nelson, Lauren Ohlgren, and William Shumway. For info, visit oregonstate.edu/lasells/gallery.

Exhibit: The Little Gallery Presents Leni Weiner’s Park Bench Stories. The Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through Dec. 16. Leni Wiener is an internationally renowned fabric artist, having displayed her work in the US, Europe, Africa, and Asia. The work is described as “representational fabric collage.” Photos taken of people sitting on park benches all over the world became the basis for this exhibition. For info, visit liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/feature-story/little-gallery-presents.

Pastega Holiday Light Display. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St. 5 – 10 p.m. Free. Runs through Jan. 1. The Pastega Holiday Light Display is a holiday tradition in Corvallis going back to 1981. This magical holiday tour features dozens of display pieces that are created and maintained by community members. For 31 years the Pepsi Bottling Plant hosted the popular display. After the death of founder Mario Pastega, the display moved across town to the Benton County Fairgrounds. For info, visit www.pastegachristmasdisplay.com.

Teal Artists Gallery. Teal Artists Gallery, 328 SW 2nd St. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free. Runs through Dec. 28. What began as a small group of local artists looking for somewhere to sell indoors during the cold and rainy winter has turned into Teal, a co-operative gallery. Every year Teal transforms an otherwise vacant and lifeless storefront into a world of color, light, and beauty for the holiday season. For more than two decades Teal’s November opening has been greatly anticipated in Corvallis. Teal has the reputation as “the place” to shop for unique, high-quality, handcrafted gifts by Willamette Valley artisans. For info, visit www.tealartistcoop.com.

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.

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.

Spanish Circle. Madison Plaza Underground, 425 SW Madison Ave. 6 p.m. Free. Last Wednesdays. ZENpui believes that everyone in the world needs to know at least two languages. They know quite a few people that would benefit a lot from the language for their work and Ani from ZENpui would like to facilitate a practical way of expanding people’s knowledge of Spanish. This is a free event, you can bring something to share if you’d like and you can bring anyone. For info, visit www.zenpui.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 3D 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 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 bslandau@gmail.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 drumcircleconnection@gmail.com.

Corvallis Community Choir Fall Term Rehearsals. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. 7 – 9 p.m. Cost: $50 per term with discounts for students. Some scholarships are available. Runs through Dec. 6. This non-audition choir is dedicated to spreading joy through singing together. Music for the term will be a mixture of new selections and pieces from prior terms. Director: James Moursand. Accompanist: Bryson Skaar. For info, contact Barbara Melton at 541-745-6318 or barbarajmelton@msn.com or visit www.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.

 

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