Crème de la Corvallis, Week of Dec 27

Thursday, December 27

Guitar Group

Community Outreach Inc., 865 NW Reiman Ave., Corvallis. 10:10 – 11 a.m.

Into guitar? This group of guitar players meets every Thursday to learn music, have conversations, and just jam out. All skill levels are welcome! Contact, for more info.

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.         

Friday, December 28

Sick Monkey

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

I’m assuming they mean “sick” in the good way, because upon visiting you’ll find only great rock and roll – no barfing primates. For more info, visit: http://calapooiabrewing                    

Saturday, December 29

Majestic Readers’ Theater: Fireflies

Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2 St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $10-$12.

If you haven’t been to one of these reader’s theater events, you’re missing out. This edition has you enjoying a play based on Eleanor & Abel by Annette Sanford. Retired schoolteacher, a quiet life, a tiny town… and then suddenly you’ve got a hole in the roof and a smooth-talking drifter. A recipe for some good drama. Visit, for more info. Also runs on Sunday the 30th at 3pm and 7 p.m.   

Sunday, December 30

Celtic Session

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

December 30th: the calm before the storm. Why not chill out with some fancy celtic tunes and stuff your face? Why not, indeed. Visit, for more info.

Monday, December 31

Hazzadus Flows NYE (Vol.3)

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

Volume 3 of the NYE edition Hazzadus Flows is here! Presented to you b the awesome Corvallis Hip-hop scene, I suggest you put on your big kid drawers and get prepared for some incredible local talent. Does Corvallis hip-hop matter? Come find out. Visit, for more info.

New Year’s Face-Melting EVE

DeMaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.

Get ready for more to melt than just your cheese – If This, These, Human Ottoman, and That Coyote. Yes, you heard that right: three of the most kick… rear bands in the area, period. This is how you do New Year’s Eve. Visit, for more info.              

Tuesday, January 1

10th Annual HOTV
Resolution Run

Thompson Shelter, Avery Park, 1310 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis. 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Free.

Want to kick off the New Year by running your tushie off? This is the tenth iteration of this fun run, and while pets need to chill at home, you’re welcome to rock some headphones or pop a wee one into the family stroller and hit the course. Snacks and coffee will be on hand from the delicious Tried & True Coffee Co. Register for the Resolution Run online – and it’s totally free. Visit the Heart of the Valley Runners Facebook for more info.

Polar Bear Swim

Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 1 – 3 p.m. $3-$10

If your idea of a good time is flying down a big waterslide into a cold pool during Winter, then you’re in luck! And don’t worry, there’ll be a warm indoor poo, hot cider, and treats as well. All ages welcome! Contact, for more info.      

Wednesday, January 2


Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1 p.m. Free.

Lego movie? Check. Tons of Legos? Also check. Free? Triple check. Kids of all ages (and that means you, adults) are invited! Visit, for more info.   

WEDNESDAYS at the WHITESIDE presents: Wayne’s World

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

Yes, they’re showing the Wayne’s World. Seriously, when was the last time you had a chance to catch this on the big screen? 1992? Oh yes, it will be yours.Visit, for more info.    

Thursday, January 3

Winter Break Game Day –
with Virtual Reality

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2 p.m. Free.

When the library invites you to play with VR and also busts out all of their cool board games, you don’t question it, you just go. Kids of all ages and their families are welcome. Visit, for more info.    

READ Dogs: Read to a Dog

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free.

Do you think your kid would be into practicing their reading… on a doggie? Because who wouldn’t, seriously! Trained therapy dogs will be hanging out, listening to tales as spun by your spawn. This actually happens a couple of times a month – online permission slip required.Visit, for more info.   

By Sam Campbell