Crème de la Corvallis: Week of March 15


I was hoping you knew. Oh yeah, This week St. Patty’s day rolls in, and so there’s a bunch of green-themed stuff going on. And shenanigans. Green isn’t my favorite color, but I’ll take the shenanigans. Unfortunately blasting random people in the face with silly string usually results in a punch to the face and / or jail time.

Thursday, March 15

Arlene Like Jolene. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Free.

No link to toss you here, but this project is made of Steve Sever, Marilyn Jordan, and David Whitaker… so you don’t really need one, right? Acoustic singer/songwriter folksy goodness. For info, visit

Friday, March 16

Mazama Pint Night. Mazama Brewing, 33930 SE Eastgate Cir., Corvallis. 3-9 p.m. Cost of a pint. Pint Night rules. To be honest, I don’t know if anybody says “rules” anymore, but the fact remains the same. Here’s how it works: each time the event springs up, it features a different non-profit. Buy a beer and a dollar goes to the. It’s that sample. The organizations in question vary, from “environmental focuses, to animal causes.” This time around your gluggin’ will benefit Greenbelt Land Trust, an organization that is committed to protecting and preserving the Willamette Valley. For some frothy infos, visit

Accordioso. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7-8:30 p.m. Free.

If you dig accordion, you’re likely crazy for accordion. Accordioso is the local accordion club, and they’re having a sing-a-long performance of Irish tunes in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

Shamrockin’ Shenanigans. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $12-15. Celebrate It’s St. Patrick’s Day… well, it is tomorrow, but you need to practice. How better to do so than with some traditional / contemporary Irish dance accompanied by live music and shenanigans? Doors will be open an hour early so you can shuffle in and get some beer, cider, snacks, etc. in the blobby. For more information, visit

Fate 55. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.

Local classic rock that will slightly toast your face (given that it takes metal to fully melt it). Check ’em out at Or go here for updates:

Saturday, March 17

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). First Alternative Natural Foods, 1007 SE Third St., Corvallis. 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Rad event from a radder organization.Free to attend, but donations are accepted. Dr Dale Holiday will be leading a discussion called “How to Be a Good Ally.” Everyone is welcome! For more information, visit

St. Patrick’s Day Block Party. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 2 p.m. Free.

Keltacalyse kicks it off at 2 p.m with The Nettles following at 6 p.m. Next up will be a cool Irish Dance Troupe at 8:30 p.m., and the whole thing will be closed out by The Incompatibles at 9 p.m. A rip-roaring good time. Maybe minus the rip and the roar, but you get me. For more green info, visit

No Class: The Role Playing Game Inspired Improv Show. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $5.

This just sounds awesome. Not that you’d really need to, but to learn more please visit

Sunday, March 18

Poetry Open Mic. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free.

There is so not enough poetry meetups in town, so if you’re into doing weird things with the written word, stop in and let it be known! Poets of all ages, experience, and styles are welcome. Bring your stuff, write new stuff, speak, or just listen! For more info, visit

Tuesday, March 20

Craft Night with the Art Center. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30-7:30 pm. Free.

Ages 16 and up are invited to join in! A night of “crafts, music, and conversation.” Supplies will be on hand, but you’re free to bring your own. Maybe bring along some projects to show off what you’re working on? For some crafty updates, visit

Wednesday, March 21

Tween Code Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4-5 p.m. Free.

Are you a tween (don’t read this paper, it’s bad for you), or do you have one? You / they can meet up at this event with a professional coder every month to bonk about with game design using Scratch and CS First. I have no idea what the hell that is, but I like it. Open to anyone in grades four through six. Snacks and supplies will be provided, but you can bring your own laptop if you want For more information, visit


Death Café Corvallis. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6-7 p.m. Free.

Death Cafe Corvallis is one of our city’s more unique and personal events. If you have even the slightest curiosity, do check it out. A few words from their public statement: “Death Café Corvallis is simply in order to listen and talk about death. Death Café Corvallis is not a support group, therapeutic agenda, debate society, social action group, religious or anti-religious organization, political committee, or sales pitch. Our welcoming, friendly, and supportive café is open to everyone who participates in a welcoming, friendly, and supportive manner. Our guiding principles are respect, openness, and confidentiality.” For info, visit or email

Thursday, March 22

Red Room Series. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation.

The Red Room Series is one of Corvallis’ best kept secrets. From the press release: “The Red Room: Improvised Series presents two accomplished international women musicians. Julia Reidy from Berlin, Germany, will be playing microtonally tuned 12 string guitar. Judith Hamann from Brisbane, Australia, will perform solo pieces on cello exploring spatialized and electroacoustic approaches to sound.” Serious good times. For updated info, visit

Ben Mutschler Trio. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St, Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. Free.

If you like jazz and dig the number three, then this show is for you. Check for more info and updates!

By Johnny Beaver