Calendar Picks of the Week

venusinfurevent‘Venus in Fur.’
Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis.
Friday, January 10 7:30 p.m.
“Venus in Fur” opens with a playwright/director (Winder) at his wits’ end trying to cast his new work, an adaptation of the 1870 novel “Venus in Furs” by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. “Venus in Fur” deals with adult themes, and is not suitable for children. The play runs approximately 90 minutes and is performed without intermission. Cost: $12 to $14. Additional shows are Jan. 11, 17, 18 at 10:30 p.m. and Jan. 12 and 19 at 2:30 p.m.

Science Pub at the Old World Deli
341 2nd St., Corvallis.
Monday, January 13 6 – 8 p.m.
Living with HIV/AIDS: A Medical Success Story. A diagnosis of being HIV positive used to be practically a death sentence. Now, with advances in treatment, the virus that causes AIDS can be held at bay. Speaker Dr. Sugat Patel, an infectious disease physician at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, will discuss trends in HIV/AIDS and how he and his colleagues treat people in the mid-Willamette Valley. He’ll provide a historical overview of the AIDS epidemic and current treatment options.

Author Event: ‘Salmon, People, and Place: A Biologist’s Search for Salmon Recovery.’
Valley River Library, OSU, Corvallis.
Wednesday, January 15 7 p.m.
Jim Lichatowich, a noted biologist and author, will discuss the fate of Pacific salmon and speak about his new book. Lichatowich points out many misconceptions about salmon that have hampered management and limited recovery programs. These programs will continue to fail, he argues, as long as resource managers look at salmon as “products” and ignore their essential relationship with the environment.

Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Annual Meeting
Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave.
Thursday, January 16 Noon.
An overview of the past year’s accomplishments and a look at what’s planned for 2014. Find out what’s happening with the Coalition and give your input. Open to the public. For info, visit