Thursday, May 31
Kurtis Copenhagen//Original Doozies @ Cloud and Kelly’s Public House
126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $3.
Found this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6X_UyNh8uE) awesome Kurtis Copenhagen performance from lord knows how long ago (its on VHS?). Hadn’t heard his stuff before, but I definitely dig it. Paired with glorious rockers Original Doozies (https://soundcloud.com/user-256267479), this should be one hell of a show. Save me a beer! For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/live-music/.
Appalachia//Raccoon Venom @ Bombs Away Café
2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Just heard Appalachia for the first time (https://appalachia.bandcamp.com/album/appalachia) and wowza, hell yes. Great punk grooves. Slap on some Raccoon Venom (https://raccoonvenom.bandcamp.com) and you’ll want to find a way to be two places at once. Seriously, so hard to choose between this and the show at Cloud’s! For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/live-music/.
Friday, June 1
Rainbow in the Clouds @ Cloud & Kelly’s Public House
126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 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 http://www.cloudandkellys.com/.
Mons La Hire / North by North @ Bombs Away Café
2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.
Local indie rockers Mons La Hire (who are so damn good by the way – https://monslahire.bandcamp.com/ ) are joined by Chicago two-piece outfit North by North (https://northbynorth.bandcamp.com/). Should be a killer show. For more information, check out http://www.bombsawaycafe.com/.
No Offense: The Improv Jam @ Majestic Theatre
115 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis. 3 and 7 p.m. $5
Improv games and associated goodness. This is the event if you’re into improv – just ask around! And yes, goodness is a real thing. Google it. For more information, check out http://www.majestic.org/calendar/#event=9595068.
Saturday, June 2
Lacunas / TGTG @ Cloud & Kelly’s Public House
126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m.
Locals Lacunas are one of those rock bands where you’re like “yeah, this is great,” because it is. Soft spoken with an underbelly of weird. I really dig it, and you will too: https://lacunas.bandcamp.com/releases. Also on the ticket is TGTG (https://tgtg.bandcamp.com/), which are stopping in Corvallis on their rather interesting Positive Energy world tour. You should really give them a listen and check out their Facebook page. For more updates, visit http://www.cloudandkellys.com.
Hidden Treasures: The Backyard of Corvallis. Chintimini Senior & Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis 10 a.m.–3 p.m. $15.
Ever want to spy on your neighbors? Well, that’s not what we’re doing here. Not one bit! We’re just going to tour all of these awesome, unique Corvallis backyards and gardens. The event doubles as a a fundraiser for the Chintimini Senior & Community Center. Bring the whole family! For info, visit apm.activecommunities.com/corvparksandrecreation/Activity_Search/hidden-treasures-the-backyards-of-corvallis/27212.
Sunday, June 3
Celtic Session @ Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House
126 SW First St., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free.
Cloud & Kellys famed Celtic Session is exactly what you’d expect: traditional tunes from the isles dancing on up in your ear holes while you enjoy an afternoon meal. Maybe not the flashiest event in town, but it is just what the doctor ordered. Guaranteed. For updates, visit, http://www.cloudandkellys.com .
16th Annual Model Train Show @ Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1-4 p.m. Donations of canned or boxed goods will be accepted and donated to the Linn-Benton Food Share.
Also on Saturday the 2nd, the Oregon Electric O-Gaugers Train Club of Albany puts on its annual model train show. This is really pretty interesting and a feast for the eyes / brain. For more info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/.
Monday, June 4
Science Pub @ Old World Deli
341 Second St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free but please register online!
James Hermes (an associate professor in the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at OSU) discusses the chicken industry, is is incredibly complex and fascinating (if I do say so myself). He’ll be discussing production practices and the history of our local industry, as well as the move to free range systems and more. Hashtag Science Pub Rules! For more info, visit eventbrite.com/e/science-pub-corvallis-june-4-2018-tickets-46029443304?aff=erelexpmlt.
Tuesday, June 5
Graphic Novel Book Club Meeting @ Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
This is a rather cool club and is a great starter kit for getting into graphic novels. They’re always welcoming new members, and you can grab a copy of whatever the monthly reading is from the second floor reference desk. For more info, call 541-766-6793 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Show & Tell Storytelling Night @ Old World Deli
341 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, 7 p.m. Suggested Donation $5.
The Advocate is inviting you to “Show and Tell” an item of your choice this Tuesday, at Old World Deli. Plastic dinosaur? Favorite sock? That sandwich you found in your closet that you forgot you stashed there three months ago? Or maybe something a little more serious. It’s up to you!
Wednesday, June 6
Death Café Corvallis @ Interzone
1563 NW Monroe St., Corvallis. Noon-1 p.m. Free.
Death is hard and scares the hell out of most of us. If you’ve experienced loss, are just curious, or anything in between, this is a great meetup. No over religious or therapeutic angle, just some rad people having good conversation over delicious drinks n’ foods. For info, visit facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 http://cloudandkellys.com.