Crème de la Corvallis, Week of Dec 6

Thursday, December 6

Randy McCoy & Company

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

There’s no better way to spend your Thursday evening than hanging out at Imagine and enjoying some great coffee and wonderful tunes. Except for maybe winning the lottery and swimming in chocolate pudding, but neither of those are going to happen for you. For more info visit, https://imaginecoffee.net/events-in-corvallis.html.

Guitar Group

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

Into guitar? This group of guitar players meets once a week to learn music, have conversations, and just jam out. All skill levels are welcome! Contact, tpos@communityoutreachinc.org for more info.     

Friday, December 7

Corvallis Ukulele Cabaret

First Alternative Coop South Meeting Room, 1007 SE 3rd St. Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. First Friday of the month.

Open mic… jam… singalong. All focused around the beloved ukelele. Have one? Bring it along, but there are also extra ukeleles on hand. Tons of fun if you’re into the tiny stringed wonder. For more information, call (541) 602-5537.

The Nutcracker

Corvallis High School Main Stage Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $15.

Crack some nuts with CHS’s best. “Choreographed by Shelly Svoboda, the Regional School of Ballet has been producing The Nutcracker for over 20 years in Corvallis, Oregon. The RSB production of The Nutcracker features a range of dancers from adorable snow bunnies to professional guest dancers. Audiences are treated to a full-scale production with colorful costumes and engaging choreography.” Sounds great. Want a ticket? Burst’s Candies has them! Performances are Friday, December 7 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 8 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Visit, https://www.facebook.com/events/353187998768078/ for more info.   

RITC: Queers In UGLY Sweaters

DeMaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 p.m. $5.

Rainbow in the Clouds really needs no introduction. The holiday edition of this dance party comes complete with excellent drinks, charitable causes, all of your LGTBTQ+-friendly community friends, and a hideous sweater contest. The best part? Your $5 cover supports Jackson Street Youth Services.                    

Saturday, December 8

Tart of the Valley presents Winter Wonderland 2

Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $12-$14.

The Tarts are back, complete with guests and North Pole theme. Fun, sun (hey, they said it, not me), and shenanigans. A sexy Santa? Check. Naughty elves? Check. Gingerbread people, silver bells and candy cane cuties? Check. ‘Tis the season, folks! Visit, http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.   

Svens 10th Anniversary
Xmas Show

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. $5.

Two of my favorite things around: Bombs Away, and The Svens.  A very surfy Christmas to you! Visit, bombsawaycafe.com/ for more info.   

Monday, December 10

Makers Club

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis.
4 – 5:30 p.m.

Twice a month this free, hands-on program gives people of all ages a chance to learn about programming with Arduino and Raspberry Pi. You’ll also get a chance to muck about with 3D printing and other cool stuff! For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/makers/.            

Tuesday, December 11

Bike Polo

Lincoln Tennis Courts, SE Alexander & SE Debord. 6 – 10 p.m. Tuesdays.

Bike Polo rules. That is all. For info, visit: www.facebook.com/groups/Corvallisbikepolo/about/ 

Navigating the Holidays: Finding Your Center in a Polarized World

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library,645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Free.

The holidays can be a tough time for a lot of reasons, but lately the political divide has made for some… awkward conversations. This event is all about learning how to navigate these situations, and will provide a lot of information that’ll be useful way beyond the new year. Visit, https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/navigating-the-holidays/ for more info.    

Wednesday, December 12

League of Women Voters: What We Learned from the 2018 Mid-Term Elections.

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis.
6 – 9 p.m. Free.

I think the headline says it all. If you’re interested in exploring this in depth, and I know you are, carve out a space in your schedule. Visit, https://lwv.corvallis.or.us/ for more info. 

Imagine on Canvas Paint Night

Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 p.m. 1- $20, 2- $35, 3>$15 each.

The best part about Imagine on Canvas Paint Night is that you don’t have to imagine anything! For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.   

Thursday, December 13

15th Annual Corvallis Celtic Christmas Concert

LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26 St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free.

Nothing runs for 15 years without good reason, and as far as holiday events go, this should be near the top of your list! European and Celtic-infused Christmas music is the name of the game, and will feature the international ensemble of American keyboardists and vocalist Jeff Johnson, Irish flutist Brian Dunning, and German and American vocalists Marc Gremm and Janet Marie Chvatal. Admission is totally free, and you’ll have a chance to donate to Friends of the Family. “FOFM provides counseling, education and other programs to build healthy relationships and healthy homes throughout the mid-Willamette valley.” Visit, http://www.fofm.org/ for more info.     

By Sam Campbell