What’s a Jazz Jam, exactly? It’s when an awesome group of musicians bring a drum kit and some other stuff, then they play cool jazz stuff on it, and you (yes, you) can sign up and jump on in. This is a great event for both playing and listening! For info, visit: facebook.com/corvallisfunkandjazzjam.
Friday, July 13
Puppeteers for Fears presents, Cthulhu: the Musical
Holy ^$@!. Excuse my symbols, but Puppets? Cthulhu? MUSICAL? Hold on a second, I need to go breathe into a bag or something, because this is the best thing ever. Let me confirm: This is indeed The Call of Cthulhu with puppets and a live band. A live band! Multimedia projections! Multimedia projections and puppets and a live band. Am I repeating myself? Twelve songs and an intermission are planned in the nearly two-hour running time. The press release says this is a comedic adaption of “one of the least musical or comedic stories ever.” Awesome kids are invited as well as adults (their words, not mine). For tickets visit: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=86807
A trio of local jazz fanatics, hitting you with saucy tunes. Guitar, sax, and drums. I found this sweet performance from earlier this year at Cloud & Kelly’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J5Q_HObcm4. If that doesn’t sell you, nothing will!
Hell yes, thank you Darkside! Starts at 7 p.m., but if you show up by 6 p.m. you’ll be treated to some old-school drive-in ads and other awesome stuff. Your admission includes credit towards a foodstuff. For more information and the feature film title, check out: http://darksidecinema.com/.
Every Wednesday until August 29, Block 15 goes all out! Zero cover blues from local musicians, specials on BBQ foodstuffs, and of course… beer, beer, and more beer. For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/events/1032377160254526/
The Whiteside Theatre and the Corvallis Folklore Society have teamed up to present this awesome event. Since 2008, Runa has been “pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats.” And doesn’t that make perfect sense? What a fusion. Irish and Scottish folk mixed with bluegrass, flamenco, jazz, blues, and more. You can score yourself some tickets at Grassroots Bookstore, Corvallis Brewing Supply, or at https://runa.brownpapertickets.com/