Crème de la Corvallis: Week of Oct 18

Thursday, Oct. 18

Corvallis Arts Walk

Downtown Corvallis, Corvallis, 4-8 p.m. Free.

This is an art walk to remember. See our guide online for more information, but this isn’t the week to get lazy, I can tell you that much! As an added bonus, after the CAW our own Johnny Beaver and artist Shawn Creeden will be putting on a special performance in OSU’s Woodshop Projects Gallery as a capstone for their Sidebottom installation. Visit  for upated info.

Curtis Monette

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

Local live-looping legend Curtist Monette will be blowing your mind for free at Bombs this evening. Great way to end the art walk! For more info visit,

Friday, Oct. 19

Belly Full of Bob

Majestic Theatre

115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $14- $16.

Don’t worry, no cannibals here! Belly Full of Bob is a Bob Marley and the Wailers cover band born of a love for their work. They’ve got a huge fanbase for a reason, so come find out!. For more info and tickets visit,

The Irrelevant Podcast Comedy Open Mic

Bombs Away Café

2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:00 p.m. $3.

Local talent bringing the giggles! Come and enjoy the show, or sign up at 8:30pm for a 5 minute set. Strut your hilarious stuff, Corvallisites. For more info visit,

Poetry Open Mic

Downward Dog Café

126 SW 1st St, Corvallis. 9:00 p.m. Free.

If you’re into poetry, whether as a reader, a writer, or both – this is the place to be. Come, hang out, maybe read a bit, and meet your fellow Corvallis poets.

Saturday, Oct. 20

No Offense: The Improv Jam

Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:00 p.m. $6.

Haven’t had your full dose of comedy? You’re in luck. No Offense is one of the best improv nights around. Anyone in the audience can get involved, and it’s always one heck of a good time. As they say in the press info, “No script, no props, no fear – No Offense!” For more info and tickets visit

Lacunas & Common Hours

Bombs Away Café

2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. $5.

If disco rock sounds good to you, then Lacunas ( should do your ears right. They’ll be joined by PDX-based Common Hours( For more info visit,

The Incompatibles

Downward Dog Café

126 SW 1st St, Corvallis. 9:00 p.m. Free.

Once upon a time I saw The Incompatibles described as “drunk Dad-rock,” and I both love that… and them. Pub jams you’ll never forget. For a taste, check out this live performance video:

Sunday, Oct. 21

Philomath Open Studios


12 p.m – 5 p.m.

There’s so much great local art in our little region, it isn’t hard for a great deal of it to slip right by you. Help put a stop to the trend and check out these awesome Philomath artists in their natural habitats. There’ll be wine tasting, work that has never been shown, and everything from collage to photography, jewelry, fiber art, painting, you name it. Visit for details and tour maps.

Celtic Session

Downward Dog Café

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

There’s no Session like a Celtic Session because a Celtic Session don’t stop. Only it does, eventually. So be sure to be on time!

Tuesday, Oct. 23

The Promise & the Peril of Artificial intelligence and Robotics.

LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Free.

Honestly, between the title here, and the fact that Oregon State University pretty much nails it every time they’ve got an event in LaSells, well… do the math. This is an entire day-long symposium and it promises to be awesome. For more info visit,

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Halloween Movie Night

Whiteside Theatre

361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. $5.

Every Wednesday this month the Whiteside is treating us to $5 Halloween classics. This week? Freakin’ ARMY OF DARKNESS!!! Wowza. Doors are open at 6pm, movie starts at 7pm. Again: only FIVE BUCKS. It’d be a crime not to go. For more info visit,

Thursday, Oct. 25

Pencils, Pens, and Drinks with Friends

Downward Dog Café. 126 SW 1st St, Corvallis. 8:00 p.m. Free.

One of the best, low key, fun events around. Brings your friends and your desire to doodle. Supplies will be provided.

By Sam Campbell