Crème de la Corvallis: Week of July 5

Thursday, July 5

Tribal Style Bellydance

Odd Fellows Hall, 223 Southwest 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $10- $12.

If there’s two things I’m not a fan of, its bellies and dancing. However, combine them and you’ve got something special. Odd Fellows’ Tribal Style Bellydance happens every Thursday and is always a good time. Everyone is welcome, and the class is available to all ages and skill levels. You a teen? You dance for freezies. For info, visit

Comedy Night

Cloud & Kelly’s Public House,
126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 9 p.m.

It’s first Thursday, and you know what that means: it’s time to laugh so hard you should probably wear a diaper. Accidents happen! Corvallis kills in comedy, and Cloud’s delivers. For more info visit 

Wilhelmina and Sterling

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $5. 

Sterling Abernathy and Wilhelmina FrankZerda are two insanely talented folk musicians and you’re going to go to their show! How about them apples? For info, visit 

Friday, July 6

Rainbow in the Clouds

Cloud & Kelly’s Public House
126 SW 1st St., Corvallis9 p.m.

Rainbow in the Clouds is an LGBT & friends dance night that happens every first Friday of the month. Guess what day it is? First Friday. Boom. For more information, you should skedaddle on over to 

Seven w/ The Wrented

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.

Lovely local rockers The Wrented ( are joined by Seven, who are rumored to be music wizards, but maybe I got that twisted up.     

Saturday, July 7

Joe Jangles

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

Local folk musician / singer  Joe “Jangles” Martinez at your favorite coffee shop! Head out, grab a cup, and treat both your ears and your taste buds. Check him at out   

Free Noise Show

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

Come see Corvallis’ kickas* experimental music scene at work. Melt your brain (in a good way). For info, visit 

Sunday, July 8

Blues Jam

Calapooia Brewing Company 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 4-6 p.m. Sundays. Free.

Like your blues jams bluesy and jammy? Then you’re in luck, because this is the bluesiest, jammiest blues jam around. For info, visit  

Monday, July 9

Exhibit: 13th Annual Community Art Exhibit

Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. MondayFriday.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

If you find yourself on campus, be sure to check this exhibition out. Work ranges from kids to masters. Runs Through August 3, and is well worth the trip! For questions, please call 541-737-2402 or visit

Tuesday, July 10

New York To Norway to Northwest

Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave.
6:30 p.m. All ages, no one turned away. $5 donation to the traveling acts.

Oh lordy! This is going to be amazing. There’s so much to this show, I’m going to throw the press release right at you: “Show includes the following: from New York, The Grasping Straws featuring guitar, vocal, cello, violin, & hand percussion instruments, from Norway via Argentina, Annie Woodward, from The Great Pacific Northwest, bitz ‘n’ bitz featuring voice & electronics, and strictly from hunger, Miss P Ukulele & Her Manservant Maggot will venture out from under the woodpile with voice, ukulele, electronic audio shredders, waveform folders, slew limiters, and ring modulators.” For updated info, call (541) 754-5965.

Pints & Paws

Animal Crackers Pet Supply, 949 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis. 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

When I get drunk with my dog, things get weird… but it doesn’t have to be that way for you. Hang out on the grass between Woodstock’s Pizza and Coffee Culture with your pup and have a drink or two with fellow animal lovers in the community. Attendance is free, but you better bring your wallet for the delicious food and drink!. For more info visit  

Corvallis Community Band: Latin & Jazz

Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis8 p.m.

The Corvallis Community Band doing what they do best: great free concerts on the grass. Bring a chair or blanket, maybe a jacket (who knows what is up with this eather…) Guest conductor this week is Mark Rasmussen. Perfect way to enjoy a summer evening.      

Wednesday, July 11

Aaron Nigel Smith

Corvallis-Benton County Public
Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m.

Aaron Nigel Smith is an award-winning reggae guru that’s always an awesome time for the whole family. For more info visit,  . Or check out his website, at     

Thursday, July 12  

Jazz Jam

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., or Cloud and Kelly’s, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free.

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