Crème de la Corvallis: Week of August 16

Thursday, August 16

Poetry Open Mic

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Free.

Do you write, read, like to listen to, or even like the thought of poetry? Then get your rear in gear. Bombs’ poetry open mic is the bomb (yes, I went there). The poetry scene WANTS YOU! Sign ups are at seven, but feel free just to come, hang out, and listen to some wordsmithing. For more information, check out

Friday, August 17

Kurtis Copenhagen’s Variety Hour

Cloud & Kelly’s/ Downward Dog Café, 126 SW 1st St, Corvallis. 8 p.m. $3.

I have been told that this is a grab bag of local talent, and if you’re ever grabbed a bag of locals around here, you know you’re in for a treat. Especially at Downward Dog! This may be the best $3 you ever spend. For updates, check out

2018 Corvallis Pride Pageant

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 PM. $3. 21+.

Hosted by Haus of Dharma’s Miss Dharma Prada MacPherson & Lucielle S. Balls, this is your chance to get in on the ground floor of a new Corvallis tradition! This pride pageant/drag show brings in amazing performers from all over Oregon, offering up competition for the titles Miss Corvallis Pride 2018, Mr. Corvallis Pride 2018, and Mx. Corvallis Pride 2018. There’s going to be a ton of other great performances, and while the pageant itself (followed by the drag show) kicks off at 10pm, you’ll definitely want to come early. For more information, take a gander at    

Saturday, August 18

No Offense: The Improv Jam

Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $6.

Improv games = epic fun.  During No Offense, anyone in the audience is able to put themselves in the running for a hop on stage where they can join in. Have never done improv or want to just chill and enjoy the show? The ball is in your court, my friends!  For tickets visit, 

Janky McGee//Alamance//Abandon Shoe.

Cloud & Kelly’s/ Downward Dog Café, 126 SW 1st St, Corvallis. 9 p.m. $5.

Five bucks to get your face rocked off? Yup, it’s time for a Downward Dog show! Get yourself a preview here:,, and For more info visit

Sunday, August 19

Open Streets Corvallis

Cloverland Park to Harding Center

27th St. from Coolidge Way to Fillmore Ave.12-4 p.m.

What lets you walk, hope on your bike, ride a strange carnival ride, play giant Scrabble, and more? That would be Open Streets Corvallis. There’s so much going on at this, you’re just going to have to take my word for it. Or check out   

Harris Bridge Folk Festival

Harris Bridge Vineyard, 22937 Harris Rd., Philomath. $21-$60.

If you’re into the folk scene, I’m assuming you already know about this. And if not, but you’d like to be, here’s your port of entry, my dude. Totally family friendly, and worth the buckaroos. For a little bit more info check our calendar. For a lot more info and tickets, head on over to  

Tuesday, August 21

Darkside Cinema Sci-Fi Extravaganza #8

Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St, Corvallis. 7 p.m.

Teenagers From Outer Space. I know, I know… that sounds a lot like regular teenagers, but trust me, you’re going to want to check out this wonderful late 50’s indie classic. For more info, head over to 

Corvallis Community Band: The Roaring ‘20’s

Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m.

The Corvallis Community Band is kind enough to do these great free shows every Tuesday. This week’s guest artist is Steve Matthes. You can find more information on him here:, and more on the event here:   

Wednesday, August 22

Tunes, Brews, and BBQ

Block 15 Brewery & Tap Room, 3415 SW Deschutes St., Corvallis. 6-8 p.m.

Every Wednesday in July and August, Block 15 has had some cover-free bluesy tunage going on in their taproom. There’s only a couple of Wednesdays left, so don’t miss out on the sonic and food/beer goodness. This week Slipshod will be performing. For more info visit,

Thursday, August 23

SAGE Summer Concert: Hillstomp, Adam Larson

Starker Arts Park Amphitheater, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. Free.

Hillstomp and Adam Larson will be tearing it up free of charge this Thursday, though the event will be graciously accepting donations towards the SAGE Garden, which is trying to grow three tons of food every year for hunger relief organizations around Corvallis. There’ll be local brews on sale, as well as some great food carts. For more info visit, 

Abolitionist & Year Of The Fist

Cloud & Kelly’s/ Downward Dog Café. 126 SW 1st St, Corvallis. 8 p.m. $6.

Local punk ( rock meets Oakland punk rock ( meets your face.  Er, I don’t have a link for your face. For more info visit,   

By Sam Campbell