This week we’ve got a whole mess of events for you to check out, which I know will totally come as a surprise. From cheap books for a good cause to wave machines and laughing so hard your organs will come flying out of you, Corvallis has got you covered.
Thursday, February 22
Robert Meade @ Calapooia Brewing Company
140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free.
Robert Meade is a musician out of Eugene that you should probably know about. He’s indie AF (as the kids might say), and generally writes totally beautiful tunes. I really like this dude’s work. Take a listen at http://robert-meade-music.squarespace.com/. For updated show info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
Friday, February 23
Tour the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory. Hinsdale Wave Research Lab, 3550 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 3:30 – 5 p.m. Free.
Uh, this thing is cool. Like, really damn cool. Certainly extra cool because it’s free. You’ll get an intro to the facility and why they do what they do, a demo on how they generative waves, some info about waves, some wave testing action, and a whole lot more. Seriously, take advantage of awesome stuff like this that we have here in town! For more totally tubular information, visit facebook.com/events/160761384547211/.
Big Book Sale. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 6-9 p.m. Most book are $1-5.
A ton of books at great prices, and the proceeds will go to help out each and every branch of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, which includes Alsea, Bookmobile, Corvallis, Monroe, and Philomath. Five bucks spent on a book is just about the best investment ever. To learn more, visit the pages at cbcpubliclibrary.net. PS: This is going down all weekend!
If This, These, & Orchards. Bombs Away Cafe, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Two rad bands for small change at a venue with killer burritos. As in they’re really not. Not that they kill you. For info, visit facebook.com/events/317426035417731/.
Saturday, February 24
Stories from 60 Years of Ocean Science. Learning Innovation Center, 165 SW Sackett Pl., Corvallis. 10 a.m. – Noon. Free.
They said it better than I ever could: “We used to think that the oceans are unchanging and inexhaustible. After all, they are vast, covering 70 percent of the Earth, and the forces that drive them dwarf human endeavor. But today, in the course of a single human lifetime, our view has fundamentally changed, thanks largely to scientists who have explored extreme realms. Researchers at OSU have documented life forms, invented new ways to the see below the surface of the sea and found ways to protect ocean ecosystems and to serve human well-being. OSU scientists are using this knowledge to fashion a new relationship to the ocean, one that values its bounty and beauty.” Yeeeeah… might want to show up for this one. For more deets, visit facebook.com/events/338951749918966/.
The Paper Airplane Guy. Gearbox Unlimited, 255 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. $3.
John Collins, folks. He holds the Guinness World Record for the longest thrown paper airplane, flying, which went something like 226 feet. He has been traveling all over the world, sharing aerodynamic secrets, and Corvallis is next. This event will treat you to some methodology, physics, and other such cool stuff. Hell yep. For more info, visit gearboxunlimited.com/tickets/.
Endr Won. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8:30 p.m. Free.
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Sunday, February 25
Crossroads International Film Festival. The Darkside Cinema, 215 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. $5 to $10 per screening. 1:30 p.m.
Crossroads = Faceroads. Because your face. I dunno. It’s good. This time around, these are the showings: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (Taiwan); 4 p.m. Shun Li & the Poet (Italy); 6:30 p.m. Antonia’s Line (The Netherlands). For info, visit international.oregonstate.edu/crossroads/film-festival.
Celtic Series- Daimh. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $30 reserved and $20 general.
This isn’t necessarily my thing per se, but who could possibly ignore a press release like this: “Daimh, Gaelic Supergroup and unchallenged champion, play straight in the eye Highland music and are based around West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye. For info, visit whitesidetheatre.org/. “
Wednesday, February 28
Death Café Corvallis. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Free.
Death Cafe is one of the few comfortable places out there to get together and share your thoughts and feelings on mortality, or just listen in. There’s no support group kind of environment or religious (or anti-religious), just a bunch of interesting people of all walks of life. And cake. For info, visit facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pencils, Pens & Drinks with Friends. Bombs Away Cafe, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m.
Here’s the deal: you grab yourself, your friends, and your wallet. Come get responsibly blasted (or not), and get down with some fun drawing stuff, including all sorts of activities and prompts. These events are a total blast. For info, visit facebook.com/events/1595469767212142/.
Thursday, March 1
Rusty Hinges. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Hell of a band at a hell of a venue. Trust me, you fools. And check out this site for updated info: calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
Comedy Night. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free.
Want to laugh so hard you die, only you don’t die? Cloud & Kelly’s Public House makes the magic happen every first Thursday of the month. More information? Hit up cloudandkellys.com/.
By Sam Campbell