Thursday, October 13
Hollis Peach, King Roy Wing, and 10 Barrel Tasting. Bombs Away Cafe, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. Tasting starts at 6 p.m. Music starts at 9:30 p.m. Free. Coming to a Corvallis near you is a tasting by the mighty craft brewers from Bend (second best craft brew town in Oregon…), 10 Barrel. Live folk and Americana tunes will be provided by none of than Hollis Peach and King Roy. What better event by which to whet your mid October whistle? And since whistle whetting was made legal again via the end of prohibition, nobody should have to worry about the coppers. For info, visit www.bombsawaycafe.com.
Wild Hog in the Woods. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Wild Hog in the Wood sounds like a horror movie, but that’s probably just because boars were to my childhood what lobsters are to my nowhood. Just go with it, OK? What you have here is a bunch of growing local legends, rocking out in the style of your classic Southern string band. You show up, drink a bunch, stuff yourself and… enjoy. It’s fairly simple, so try not to mess it up. For information con carne, visit www.calapooiabrewing.com. For lobsterless info, visit www.calapooiabrewing.com. Yes, those are both the exact same sites. I’m ashamed of myself.
Friday, October 14
Accordioso, Oktoberfest Party. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St. Free.
Honestly, how could you miss this? I mean, aside from some sort of thing you have to do that you can’t avoid. Like the birth of your first child. Oh, I should probably tell you what is… Accordioso is the Corvallis Accordion Club. And this isan Oktoberfest Party, complete with sing-along. For more information, visit Old World Deli and eat something while you enjoy a delicious beer.
The Full Monty. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20 for adults, $18 for students and seniors.
If you don’t know what this is, I feel a bit sorry for you. And also, if you think really hard, you can guess. In my own expert words, I’d call this a hilarious musical (the only kind I can tolerate; truth) based on a movie by a director I can’t remember, but probably should be remembered. Plot: a handful of, shall we say, gainfully unemployed factory dudes who decide: lets become strippers. A bunch of other stuff happens and its basically really, really great. For info, visit www.majestic.org.
Saturday, October 15
The Deadbeats. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m. Free.
The Deadbeats are fun as hell. Bending all manner of classic rock this way and that, you get the best of a number of worlds. Throw in Calapooia’s food and alcoholic beer, and you’ve got a party in your pants. Because you’re in your pants. For info, visit www.calapooiabrewing.com.
Tigers of Youth and Mons La Hire. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9:30 p.m. Cost: $5. Tigers of Youth is known to forge sounds that are dance-able “to those with a good imagination.” I fancy myself a master imagineer, and an extreme non-dancer – therefore a good Tigers of Youth listen threatens to tear apart my space time (and I like it). Mons La Hire, I love ‘em as I love the 1990s / 2000s alt rock and indie they’re based on. If you like post-pop Beatles, Radiohead, Ben Folds and… you know, the good stuff. You know what to do. For info, visit www.bombsawaycafe.com.
Sunday, October 16
The Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra Presents ‘From Stage and Screen’. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St. 3 p.m. Cost: $22 to $32.
It’s Sunday, and you’re not me – so you’re not editing for six to eight hours. What to do? Howabout read this here blurb about this event and then happily fork over enough cash to make yourself seriously sick at Taco Bell? “The synergy between music, stage and screen has been one of western culture’s most enduring and popular creations. On this first concert of the season, the Symphony will present a rich selection of musical hits, commonly referred to as “oldie goldies.” To open the program, the Orchestra will play Rossini’s opera overture, William Tell, more widely known as the theme song for the Lone Ranger.” For info and tickets, visit www.cosusymphony.org.
Monday, October 17
A Lecture with Dr. Terrell Strayhorn: Real Talk About Belonging and Difference in College. Memorial Union Ballroom, 2501 SW Jefferson Way. 4 – 5:30 p.m. Free.
There’s not nearly enough room here to do this event justice, so let me give you some highlights: Dr. Terrell Strayhorn is a professor and director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at The Ohio State University, and he is ridiculously successful and acclaimed (and similar words), as well as the author of ten books, 200 journal articles, and about the same number of keynote gigs as their were Spartans defending against the Persians at Thermopylae. Honestly, it goes on forever, and for good reason. If you’re at all interested in the topic at hand, you don’t want to miss this. Even if its the birth if your first child. Visit www.mu.oregonstate.edu for much more information.
Tuesday, October 18
Community Movie Night. Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St. 7 p.m. Free.
Do you like movies? Are you a member of the community? Well hot damn, clear your Tuesday evenings! Seriously, we’re talking all of them. Every week classic, lost, and cult films are broadcast through the Darkside and onto a white screen for your enjoyment. Every film is preceded by time-relevant newsreels and cartoons, as well as a light buttering of facts by the host. Donations are graciously accepted and benefit the renovation of the Darkside Cinema, Corvallis’ only independent movie house. For info, visit www.cmnyk.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/freemovienightcorvallis.
Wednesday, October 19.
Death Café Corvallis. Interzone Coffee, 1563 NW Monroe Ave. 6 p.m. Free.
In case you haven’t familiarized yourself yet, here are a few words from their official public statement: “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. Our welcoming, friendly, and supportive café is open to everyone who participates in a welcoming, friendly, and supportive manner. Our guiding principles are respect, openness, and confidentiality.” If you have even the slightest curiosity, check it out. For info, visit www.facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis.
The Baron Ward Featuring Megan Cronin. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9:30 p.m. Free. “Comprised of an independent rock singer, Dors Ward, and well-travelled Portland bard Chris Baron, this under-marketed funky acoustic duo has been delivering the Goods on and off since 2008.” This bit from their press release was enough to pique my interest, but when I dug around the net a bit for some sounds I was convinced. Check out this unique performance at Bombs. For info, visit www.bombsawaycafe.com.
Thursday, October 20
Curtis Monette and Sierra Nevada Tasting. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. Tasting starts at 6 p.m. Music starts at 8:30 p.m. Free.
I know I say this every time, but Curtis Monette is a local treasure. Don’t know of his work? Google is. Seriously, I’m not going to sit here and give you the crappy text version. You can’t love local music and not appreciate his multi-instrumental offerings. Okay, enough brown nosing. I forgot to mention that great brews from Chico, CA will be around. You’re intended to pour them in your mouth and say something like”Damn, that’s good.” For more tasty information, visit www.bombsawaycafe.com.
Trek Theatre Presents ‘The Drumhead’. Learning Innovation Center, Room 228, 165 SW Sackett Pl. 6 p.m. Free. “Trek Theatre will perform the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode of ‘The Drumhead’. This classic episode is a story about the clash between state security and the protection of human rights.” My…. Word. Corvallis just got a hell of a lot cooler. Apparently a costume reception will occur just before the performance, right aroundat 6 p.m. Want to dress up? You might win a prize. There’s another awesome offering from this group as well, just check out the Calendar! For further info, visit www.facebook.com/TrekTheater.