Picks of the Week!

Celebration of a Cappella, April 4, 7:30 – 10 p.m.

LBCC’s a cappella groups The Sirens and Blue Light Special host the second annual Celebration of a Cappella at Albany’s Russell Tripp Performance Center. Also performing will be South Albany High School’s a cappella, West Albany High School’s Rhythmix, and special guest Rezonate. Cost: $7 ($5 for students, seniors, military; $3 for children under12).

Lucrezio at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, April 7, 9 p.m.

Chicago based duo, Lucrezio, currently on their spring tour will be performing a soulful acoustic set at Cloud & Kelly’s. The talented duo offers a presence that is unforgettably stimulating with a lyrical passion that is emotionally engaging. Cost: $5. For ages 21+. For info, visit www.sonicbids.com/lucrezio.

Chefs’ Show-Off 2013, April 7, 2 – 5 p.m.

Four regional chefs demonstrate their skills and create dishes made from local ingredients at LBCC in Albany. Enjoy samples from local food producers and wine, beer, or hard cider. Chef Matt Bennett will give a special cooking course; space is limited. Cost: $15. For info, visit www.TenRiversFoodWeb.org.

Hearts of the Valley Talent Search, April 10, 7 – 10 p.m.

Six talented local musicians square off in Corvallis’ inaugural semi-annual Hearts of the Valley Talent Search at the Majestic Theatre. The winner will have an entire album recorded at Wild Rose Studios. Part of the proceeds from the Talent Search will benefit the Zach Konowalchuk Music Trust. Tickets: $7 ($5 in advance; available at the Majestic, Gracewinds Music, and Happy Trails Records).