Crème de la Corvallis: Week of June 7

Thursday, June 7

Open Source Improv @ Cloud & Kelly’s Public House

126 SW 1st St. 9 p.m. Free

What’s better than improv comedy? Free improv comedy. And when Cloud & Kelly’s does comedy, they always get it right. In fact, when I go I wear a diaper. That’s how funny it is. For more information, check out

Friday, June 8

Second Annual Corvallis Guitar Festival: Classical guitarist Cameron O’Connor @ 1st Presbyterian Church,

114 SW 8th St., Corvallis. 7:30 pm. $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Wowza. If you don’t know about this event, CORRECT THAT NOW by visiting Excellent local group, amazing music. This year we’ve got OSU’s freshly-facultied (its a verb now, get over it) Cameron O’Connor, a virtuoso who got his master’s at Juilliard and doctorate from USC–not to mention a dumptruck full of awards internationally. Prepare to have your socks knocked off.

Corvallis Comedy Night with Kate Willett. @ Majestic Theatre

115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 pm. $14.

The hilarious Kate Willett is here to “translate today’s hellish, polyamorous Tinder-sphere.” She has been seen on both Comedy Central and Viceland, in addition to touring with the likes of Ali Wong, Margaret Cho, and others. Netflix special on the horizon? Yep. Corvallis kills it in comedy!

Pride Variety Show w/ The Latter Day Skanks. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 9:00 pm.

Celebrate Pride with formerly Mormon, ex-SLC-gone-Portland punkers The Latter Day Skanks. Seriously, can you think of a better way? For more info, check out

Gong’s Eye: A Transubstantial Collaboration @ Bombs Away Café

2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 pm. $5. 21+

This is when Neo goes “woah.” A collaborative group offers experimental compositions with gongs (and other instruments), and I love it. Come and hear what’s sonically possible.


Saturday, June 9

Funk in the Forest @ Avery Park

1310 SW Avery Park Dr. $15 at door. All Ages Kids 12 and under are Free with accompanied adult!

WUPS, Space Neighbors, Joytribe, Sleep Millenium, Clara Baker, DTW, Five Alarm Funk, and Swatkins & the Positive Agenda. Amazing food and drink sponsors. Hole. Eee. Crap. Presented by the Freedom Thought Collective, this is the best lineup yet for this Corvallis staple. It seriously wouldn’t be any funkier if Bootsy Collins showed up riding a unicorn. For more information and tickets, visit

Second Annual Corvallis Guitar Festival @ Presbyterian Church

8th and Monroe in Downtown Corvallis. 10 a.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Today’s concert features Grisha Goryachev, a brilliant Russian flamenco and classical guitar virtuoso. For updated info, visit

Broadgay! The Shequel @ Bombs Away Café

2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 pm.

Is Bombs Away a theater? It is now. Haus of Dharma drag performers and some guests will be performing some rad musical theater of both the classical and contemporary varieties.

Sick Monkey @ Cloud & Kelly’s Public House

126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 10 PM. Free.

If you search “sick monkey” on the Internet, you get two things, and one of them is better than the others. Here, let me save you the time: It’s been a number of years since they’ve taken the stage at Cloud’s. Don’t miss out! For more info visit


Sunday, June 10


Celtic Session @ Cloud & Kelly’s Public House

126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 3:30 pm. Join in or just enjoy the classic island tunes (that’s Ireland, folks!). ‘Tis the season, I assure you. The season for an afternoon of folk music and grub.


Monday, June 11

Reading time With The Queens. @ Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:00 pm. Youth Activity Room

Local area drag performers take over the library! Rumor has it there will be reading, singing, and celebrating Pride! It’s nice to have such an awesome library, isn’t it?


Tuesday, June 12

Pencils, Pens, and Drinks with Friend. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 8:00 pm. Free.

Seriously, what could be better than an evening of eats, drinks, and fun with friends? Show up with your own supplies, or dig into the ones provided. There will be all sorts of prompts and activities to take part in, or you can just go freestyle. No skill necessary! Just bring your desire to have a good time.


Wednesday, June 13


Imagine on Canvas Paint Night @ Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7:00 p.m. 1- $20, 2- $35, 3>$15 EACH.

If you’ve been thinking about picking up a brush, but just haven’t done it yet, here’s your point of entry. Really fun night to be had here, full of art, friends, and delicious COFFEE! Mmmm, coffee. For info, visit

Thursday, June 14

Free Range Open Mic @ Cloud & Kelly’s Public House

126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 8:00 pm.

Corvallis’s premiere roving open mic lands at Cloud & Kelly’s. No matter your skill level, you’re on the guest list! Or you could just chill and enjoy. Loads of fun and opportunities for new friends galore.