Crème de la Corvallis: Week of May 10

Thursday, May 10

1984 @ Withycombe Hall Main Stage Theatre

2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 7 p.m. $5-12.

Oregon State University Theatre presents Orwell’s 1984. A great adaptation by a great company. Can’t miss out! You can, but you shouldn’t. Also runs on a few other days, so be sure to visit the following site for updated information:

Friday, May 11

Learn about Caving: Archaeology & Science at the Paisley Caves @ Gilfillan Auditorium

Wilkinson Hall, 2601 SW Orchard Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Want to spelunk with the best of them? I do. In fact, I’d be willing to spel

unk with the worst of them, too. The Willamette Valley Grotto (a chapter of the National Speleological Society) has invited the University of Oregon’s Dr. Dennis Jenkins to gab about his research, which looks at the “First Oregonians’ use of the Paisley Caves, and new scientific approaches for determining when they were there.” More information can be had by contacting Louisa Hooven at

Saturday, May 12

Mother’s Day Birds and Blooms @ Cooper Mountain Nature Park

18892 SW Kemmer Rd., Beaverton. 1:30-4 p.m. $10 per person.

Tired of buying your mom bars of soap and kitchen utensils? You should be… that’s shameful. This time around, you should fork over the ten bucks it takes to hook up with a knowledgeable naturalist and go out on foot to learn about and snag a few wildflowers. “It’s the thought that counts” gifts always work on moms! But no really, it’d be nice of you. For more info, visit

Sunday, May 13

It’s Mother’s Day @ Don’t Screw It Up!

Check our calendar for all the events, but I recommend you throw your back into it. Moms have it tough and deserve to be celebrated. Just think about how difficult you’ve been to put up with!

Celtic Session @ Cloud & Kelly’s Public House

126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free.

Cloud & Kelly’s Celtic Sessions may not go back to the olden times, but they do have some history. Always a wonderful way to spend the late afternoon! Maybe even bring the maternal unit for a bite to eat and some traditional tunes? More information can be yours by checking out

Monday, May 14

Corvallis Science Pub @ Old World Deli

341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 6-8 p.m. Free.

The Science Pub has just one rule: don’t miss it. Sean Fleming of the Oregon State University College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences will be looking at how math and physics “can reveal the hidden secrets of rivers and offer insights into the deep relationships they have with landscapes, ecosystems, and societies.” Specifically, he’ll be discussing his latest book, Where the River Flows: Scientific Reflections on Earth’s Waterways, which sounds incredible. Also, there’s beer! For more intellectually delicious info, visit

Sandra Steingraber @ Whiteside Theatre

361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free.

Sandra Steingraber is a wonderful writer, biologist, and cancer survivor. The Spring Creek Project has asked her to handle the keynote address for their opening of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change. Grass Roots will be on hand, and Steingraber will be doing a signing after her talk. Though the event is free, you’ll need a ticket (and can get one online). Before the talk you’ll be treated to an original musical composition by Jan Michael Looking Wolf and Dana Reason. For more information, visit

Tuesday, May 15

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 welcome to join in for a night of crafts, music, and conversation. Use their supplies to try a new project or bring your own. Show off projects you’ve been working on. For info, visit

Magic of Jason Andrews @ Whiteside Theatre

361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10

Jason Andrews hangs out with Penn & Teller, and that’s good enough for me. Embrace the magic arts and have a great laugh while you’re at it. For some info that may or may not pop out of a hat, visit

Wednesday, May 16

Madison Avenue Gateway Walk Dedication

Madison Avenue & 11th St., Corvallis. 4-5 p.m. Free.

Mayor Traber and OSU’s Ed Ray will be on hand to speak at the grand opening of this walkable “link between downtown Corvallis and Oregon State University.” Heard it looks good… you be the judge! Use the following website to stay up to date:

Thursday, May 17

Jesse Meade. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free.

If you’ve ever thought “hey, grabbing a few beers and dinner while a super talented guy tears it up on acoustic guitar sounds good…” this is the show for you. Check out Jesse’s work at To stay up to date, visit