Calendar Picks of the Week

Raid2The Raid 2 playing Corvallis
Carmike 12, 750 NE Circle Blvd. playing at 12:00, 3:20, 6:40 and 10:00 PM daily

After an excruciating 3 year wait for a sequel to arguably the best pure action movie of the last 20 years, The Raid 2: Berandal is finally here. 2011’s The Raid: Redemption, a small Indonesian cops & robbers action flick, blew minds in a relatively limited US run with its mix of insane hand to hand combat and slickly filmed shootouts. The sequel has been billed as an even more frenetically paced action picture, so people with heart conditions may want to stay at home. Everyone else, prepare for awesomeness.

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum Reading
Friday, April 25th in the OSU Valley Library Rotunda at 7:30 PM
National Book Award and PEN/Faulkner Award finalist Sarah Shun-lien Bynum will be at the Valley Library doing a reading of her work and then signing books and doing a Q&A. She’s been called one of the best writers in America by The New Yorker and has also been praised by no less than Jonathan Franzen, author of the now classic, The Corrections.

Bernard Malamud 100th Birthday

Thursday, April 24th in the OSU Valley Library (Special Collections Wing on 5th Floor) at 2:00 PM

Don’t you dare ask, “who’s Bernard Malamud?” This is Corvallis, and everyone here should know about the most recognized and legendary author to come out of the valley. Malamud was a professor at OSU who went on to write classic novels such as The Natural, and The Fixer, as well as A New Life, which is actually about Corvallis. To mark what would be the late author’s 100th birthday, the OSU English department will lead festivities, which include readings and presentations on his work.

OSU-GRAMMY Affiliation Celebration

Friday, April 25th, in the Memorial Union Lounge at OSU, 2501 S.W. Jefferson Way at 3:00
OSU has been named as one of only two Universities to be inaugural GRAMMY Museum affiliates, giving the university access to the Los Angeles museum’s vast archives of musical history. The program is meant to foster research and innovation, and provide internship and other professional development to OSU students hoping to work in music. The celebration will feature a performance by OSU alum and Broadway veteran Roosevelt Credit.