8 Days a Week…

Thursday, September 7

Conversation form the Corrine Woodman Gallery: The Apron Wearers & Exquisite Corvallis. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis. Noon. Free.

I’m not familiar with Lauren Sharpton’s work, but Marissa Soloni is a superstar and so Sharpton must be as well (and I look forward to seeing her work!). If you’re not familiar with the Corrine Woodman, its a part of The Art Center where you’re likely to see micro-exhibits with really fresh outlooks. Both artists are focused on the concept of “community as a phenomenon,” but deviate in their work from there on. Bring a lunch and enjoy. Worth your time, guaranteed. ::shiny tooth ‘ding’ sound thing::. For more information info, visit theartscenter.net/.

Rusty Hinges. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Rusty Hinges doing the Rusty Hinge thing, which can be described roughly as “blow your mind with fine tuned bluegrass chops that could cut a steak.” And other stuff that’s as soft or softer than a steak. Or perhaps things that are harder than a steak, because they’re really good. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.

Friday, September 8

Reception: Call and Response VII. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St, Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. The artwork of Anita Cook, Rob Dudenhoefer, AliceAnn Eberman, Jeff Gunn, Sally Ishikawa, Marina Mace, James Schupp and Karen Tornow is featured in Call and Response VII: Natural Structure.

If its at LaSells, you know its classy. Highly recommended show for those of you interested in.. er… natural structure. For info, visit lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/call-and-response-vii-natural-structure. Or better yet, Google up some of these artists for a taste of what’s in store.

Joe Jangles. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays.

I’m not sure what Joe Jangles is exactly, but he’s called Joe Jangles and I think that’s enough. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.

Hazzadus Homecoming. Bombs Away Cafe 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $3. 21+. Live performances by Playbots X Tomikaze The Saxxy Beast, Chucky Brawlz X Gun$linger, Steeze, K.I. Worldwide, Stylez, and FREE JJ..Fresh. For $3. I hardly think this one requires much debate. For info, visit facebook.com/pg/bombsawaycafe/events/.

Saturday, September 9

22nd Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire. Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire, 19705 Grant Rd., Monmouth. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. $11; seniors and kids 6-12 $5; free for kids under 5.

Just 15 miles and 500 years away from downtown Corvallis,” they say. A cheesy pitch is a good pitch, and you wouldn’t miss a Rennaissance Faire either way, would you? 125 artisan stalls and 1,000 costumed players. Browse the hand made goods and “one of a kind treasures” while doing the whole renaissance thing. Eating, drinking, merrymaking, all that good stuff. Great fun for the whole family. For info, visit facebook.com/Shrewfaire/ or shrewfaire.com/.

Tomato Salsa Festival. Timeless Gardens, 33527 Brewster Rd., Lebanon. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. $4 Entry for salsa contest.

You know what, this may not be some kind of flashy rock show, but to hell with it. I love tomatoes and salsa. So do you. Tons of fun with tomato tasting, a salsa competition, and vendor booths – all at a great nursery you might not know. For info, visit timeless-gardens.com/Events.html.

Sunday, September 10

22nd Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire. Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire, 19705 Grant Rd., Monmouth. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. $11; seniors and kids 6-12 $5; free for kids under 5.

Continuing on today from Saturday. A two day visit = totally worth it.

Benton County Sheriff’s Office Chili Cook-off. Benton County Fairgrounds, Floral Courtyard, 110 SW 53rd St, Corvallis. Noon-4 p.m. $5 and free for kids under 5.

Wooooah nelly, its about time for a chili-related event, I think. Proceed benefit Local Law Enforcement K9 Programs and the Benton County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse (which is awesome). They say this is the “hottest event of the year,” and I believe ’em. Teams compete for the title of “Benton’s Best Rootin’ Tootin’ Shoot ’em Up Chili!” Family-friendly with live music, raffle prizes, the REACH Air-Medical Services helicopter (when it’s not saving folks), and a whole hell of a lot more. Good times all around to help deliver a pleasant end to the summer. For info, visit co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/10th-annual-bcso-chili-cook.

Monday, September 11

Science Pub Corvallis: The Human-Canine Bond. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free.

Science Pub = automatic win. This time around its “For the Love of Dogs: A Scientific Look at the Human-Canine Bond.” Join Monique Udell, PhD. Assistant Professor of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University, for a fantastic talk on domesticated woofers and their thousands-year history alongside us. Too many awesome things on the docket to list. And there’s beer, because Pub. For info, visit omsi.edu/calendar?keywords[]=350#.

John Haughm + Isenordal, Omens, and Exulansis. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m.

I won’t say much here about John Haughm (https://haughm.bandcamp.com/), but I will say that if you’re into sonic experimentation, sound design, ambience, anything along those lines… you’ll really be making a mistake if you don’t get out to this show. The other acts are all truly excellent as well. Easily one of the musical highlights of the summer IMHO. For info, visit facebook.com/pg/bombsawaycafe/events/.

Tuesday, September 12

Free Range Open Mic. The Salty Dog, 126 SW 1st St Corvallis 8pm. Free.

I see you over there, hard at work up in ye olde noggin’. “What to do with a Tuesday in Corvallis,” you ponder fruitlessly… until now. Because this. None other than The World’s Best Open Mic, Free Range, as put on by The Salty Dog. Players of all levels of experience welcome, from fancy and elaborate to lovably terrible. You can’t find a better opportunity in town to get your music heard, network with other local musicians, or just hang out and enjoy a variety of awesome tunes. Literally. For more information,

Wednesday, September 13

4th Annual 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall. Corvallis Brewing Supply, 119 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $50.

Part of Corvallis Beer Week, Corvallis Brewing Supply is whipping out their Fourth Annual 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall. This time around all 99 bottles will be out of production / older vintages. Seriously, you don’t get into a stash like this very easily. Home-brewers and connoisseurs are going to love it, as will newbies, guaranteed. CBS promises that at any given time, 15 to 20 bottles will be open with one and two ounce tasters until they’re empty. Nothing repeated. Food will be provided. Thought about homebrewing but never tried it? Walk out with a kit. You won’t regret it… great hobby, and it can make beer-guzzling cheaper, tastier, and more rewarding. Fact. This event is worth every penny. For info, visit lickspigot.com/.

Thursday, September 14

Wild Hog in the Woods. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free.

One of the hardest working bands around, Wild Hog hits up their favorite venue. The good news? You’re allowed to go! And there’s great food and drinks. Seriously, what else are you going to do with your Thursday? And it’s free. And it’s great. And there’s beer. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.