Picks of the Week

Stephen J. Pyne to Speak at Keynote Symposium on Language of Wildland Fire

November 1st, 7 p.m.

Stephen J. Pyne will give the keynote address for a symposium at Gilfillan Auditorium, “Words on Fire: Toward a New Language of Wildland Fire.” This symposium will consider the range of language we currently use to grapple with wildland fire, and look toward new metaphors and revitalized language that might help us forge ever more thoughtful, realistic, flexible, and creative relationships with wildland fire. For more information, visit http://springcreek.oregonstate.edu/.

Magic Barrel: A Reading to Fight Hunger

November 2nd, 6:30 p.m.

Corvallis’ 19th annual Magic Barrel is honored to host authors Paulann Petersen (Oregon’s Poet Laureate), Brian Doyle, Kathleen Dean Moore, Katie Kacvinsky, Clem Starck, Peter Sears, Margarita Donnelly, and Marjorie Sandor. A reception will feature local jazz band Sideways Portal, and free hors d’oeuvres and sweets from local chefs. All proceeds go to Linn Benton Food Share. Admission is a sliding scale starting at a suggested donation of $7. Visit magicbarrel.org for more information.

Steinway Piano Series: Jon Nakamatsu

November 4th, 4 p.m.

This piano concert at the LaSells Stewart Center features 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gold medalist Jon Nakamatsu, performing Schubert’s Impromptus, op. 90, Nos. 2 & 3; Beethoven’s Sonata, op 27, No. 2 “Moonlight”; and Schumann’s Papillons, op.2, Carnaval, op. 9. As described by the NY Times, Nakamatsu is “dazzling… exciting.” For more information, visit http://www.corvallispiano.org/steinway.html.