Crème de la Corvallis, Week of Dec 20

Thursday, December 20

Corvallis Arts Walk

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

You know it, you love it. Check out the December edition! Visit for a complete list of participating venues, or follow the Corvallis Arts Walk on Facebook and Twitter.

Imagine Open Mic

Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. Free.

In a town with so many great open mics, where do you start? Well, don’t tell anyone… this is a secret… but look a few lines up. Go to that address, at that time. For more info visit,

Comedy Open Mic

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $3.

Always good for a belly laugh so powerful you might puke. If you want in on the ground floor of the wonderful local comedy scene, this is the place to be. Visit, for more info.        

Friday, December 21

Renascentia & Special Guests

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.

Do you even Djent, bro?  Renascentia ( is an interesting metal band out of Salem, mixing some wicked aggressive stuff with some more melodic stuff. Good stuff. Visit, for more info.

Cody McClellan

DeMaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5

Recommendation of the day: stuff DeMaggio’s food in your mouth, and stuff Cody McClellan in your ear. Only not physically on that last one, just the sound. Visit, for more info.                    

Saturday, December 22

WHITESIDE THEATRE’S Bob Newton Family Matinee presents: The Jungle Book (1967)

The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 3 p.m. $5 – $7.

Fully traumatized by the bizarre anthropomorphic version of Baloo in Netflix’s putrid Mowgli? Me too! Thankfully the Whiteside has us covered, with a showing of the original classic. Seeing it on the big screen is a rare treat. Free admission for kids under 12! Visit, for more info.   

No Class: The Role-Playing Game-Inspired Improv Show

Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2 St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $10 – $12

If you’re into RPG’s, I certainly don’t have to sell you on this. As for the rest of you, get ready to channel your inner Dungeons and Dragons. Only, this time I’m told its “holiday style?” Well, dragons are traditionally red and green. Visit  for more info.   

Early Show: Unseen Signs

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Free

If you don’t know Unseen Signs, you’ve probably been living under a rock. And that’s okay, rocks are cool. But you should probably fix that. For free. At this event. Visit, for more info.

Late: Show

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5

Up passed your bed time? For shame! Might as well have yourself some Salem-based rock n’ roll. Visit, for more info.   

Sunday, December 23

Celtic Session

DeMaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free

Celtic tunes, Italian food. The best of both worlds for sure. Visit, for more info.

Contact Improv Jam

Downtown Dance, 223 NW 2 St., Corvallis. 4 – 6 p.m. Suggested donation $10

One of Corvallis’ best kept secrets, The SundayCI Jam is a great recurring event for those of you interested in moving your body.

Monday, December 24

Exhibit: 9th Annual OSU Staff Art Exhibit

LaSells Stewart Center, Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26 St., Corvallis. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Those of you in the know, know that OSU staff has some truly incredible artists. This is a highly recommended exhibit with a great diversity of work. Open every day (yup, weekends too!) Jan. 27. Co-sponsored by the Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA) and the OSU TRIAD Club, with support from the Office of the President. Contact              

Tuesday, December 25

Rare Exports

Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4 St., Corvallis. 2:30 p.m. $5. 

Spawned in 2010, this film is a true modern horror / fantasy / holiday classic! And for only $5? That’s craziness. Additional showings will be at 5:30p.m. and 8p.m., so catch it a few times. This film is rated R, so probably leave the kids at home. Visit, for info.    

Wednesday, December 26

WEDNESDAYS at the WHITESIDE presents: Die Hard

The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $5 – $7

Finally, a real holiday movie! Yippee kay yay, Corvallisites. Visit, for more info.   

Thursday, December 27

Free Range Open Mic

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. Free

Everyone’s favorite roaming open mic! Whether you’re just coming to hang out, or you want in on the action, Free Range is as good as it gets. A great place to get to know your local music community. Sign ups start at 7:30. Visit for more info.

By Sam Campbell