Crème de la Corvallis: Week of April 5

This week there’s a little something for everyone – reptiles, bluegrass, jazz, comedy, boozy art, the works. Be sure to catch Space Neighbors on the 7th and an extra special Science Pub on the 9th!

Thursday, April 5

Rusty Hinges @ Calapooia Brewing Company

140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free.

Bluegrass, blues and more from local favorites Rusty Hinges. For info, visit


Comedy Night @ Cloud & Kelly’s Public House

126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free.

Every first Thursday Cloud & Kelly’s Public House threatens to kill you with laughter. Because if you laugh for too long you’ll stop breathing. But no, you’ll be fine. It’s just a really awesome comedy night. Plenty of opportunities to breathe and eat awesome food / chug brews. For info, visit


Friday, April 6

Art of JAZZ. @ Corvallis High School Performing Arts Center

1400 NW Buchanan Ave., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. $10 adult, $8 student, $30 family rate.

Jazz it up while supporting the Corvallis High School Band programs, which are awesome, by the way. While the Obsidian Animals light up the stage Led by composer and pianist Torrey Newhart, the Obsidian Animals will take to the stage while local painter Jennifer Lommers picks up a brush or two and paints to their tunes. Worth your bills! To keep up to date, visit

Poetics Corvallis @ Interzone

1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Poetics meets at Interzone once a month – if you’re into poetry, you need to be there. First Fridays = open mics. Listen, read, enjoy! For info, visit

Wolves at War & Libido Cornucopia. Bombs Away Cafe, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5. For info, visit

Saturday, April 7

Pacific NW Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

3700 Knox Butte Rd E, Albany. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. $10 adults, $5 kids 6-10, and free kids 5 and under.

Reptiles are rad and deserve respect! This is the largest reptile & exotic animal show in the entire Pacific NW, and it focuses on both education and responsible ownership. This is your chance to peep some crazy critters and learn a lot about their care! This goes down today and on Sunday. For some slimy, scaly info, visit

Space Neighbors @ Bombs Away Cafe

2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5. – what a band. If you know them, you know. If you don’t, you should fix that by checking out that link. It’s a right of passage. One of the best regional bands, period. Every chance to see them should be seized upon, greedily. For more galactic info, visit

Sunday, April 8

Corvallis Jewish Film Festival @ Darkside Cinema

215 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. 2 p.m. Adults $7; students and military $5.

Award winning films as presented by the Beit Am Mid-Willamette Jewish Community! Ori Swan’s Harmonia will be showing at 2 p.m., followed by Terenc Török’s 1945 at 4 p.m. and then The Good Postman, which was directed by Tonislav Hristrov 7 p.m. For more information, visit

Ensemble Demitasse @ The Arts Center

700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 3-5 p.m. $25.

Got $25 burning a hole in your pocket? Why not fill it with an afternoon of classical guitar and piano, brought to you by the Corvallis Guitar Society and members of Ensemble Demitasse! A top notch musical performance featuring duets and solo work. For info, visit

Monday, April 9

Science Pub: 150 Years of OSU Research @ Old World Deli

341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 6-8 p.m. Free but registration is required!

Oooooooh yeah, SCIENCE PUB! If you’re not as excited as I am, you must’ve never been to one. This time around: “Science in a Western Vale: 150 Years of OSU Research” with Larry Landis, who is the Director of Special Collections & Archives Research Center at OSU’s Valley Library. Damn, what a title. Learn all about the origins of OSU research and how it connects to current goings-on. While drinking a pint. For some frothy updates on the event, visit[]=350# and to register visit

Tuesday, April 10

Pencils, Pens & Drinks with Friends @ Cloud & Kelly’s Public House

126 SW First St., Corvallis. 8 p.m. 21+ Free.

Here’s how this works: grab your friends, show up, eat, drink, and get funky with the art supplies provided by your gracious hosts. Great at drawing? Bad at drawing? Nobody cares! A good time, everytime, for everyone. For more info, scope out

Thursday, April 12

Wild Hog in the Woods @ Calapooia Brewing Company

140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free.

I saw a wild hog in the woods, once. It chased me and made a horrifying sound. This awesome band will do neither. In fact, they’re somewhat stationary, and sound fantastic. For more info that won’t squeal at you (well, probably), visit

By Sam Campbell