Crème de la Corvallis: Week of Sept 13

Thursday, September 13

Corvallis Beer Week: Thursday

6:30-9:30 p.m.: Big River Restaurant. Got $50 burning a hole in your pocket: Belgian beers from Mazama alongside a five course meal. Advance tickets are required, and you can score them at Mazama Taproom, Big River Restaurant, or email

6:30-9:30 p.m.: Whiteside Theater. For the paltry sum of $7 you can join Corvallis Brewing Supply for the Strange Brew Movie Screening.

7-10 p.m.: Corvallis Sports Park. 2 Towns Ciderhouse and a 3 vs. 3 soccer tourney. Not a bad way to end a Thursday! 

Friday, September 14

Corvallis Beer Week: Friday.

Beer week continues in a big way. Check our calendar for Friday event details!


Downward Dog Café, 126 SW 1st St, Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. $10/$5 with bracelet.

This is the Septembeerfest afterparty, and it also marks the halfway point on the long journey to St. Patrick’s Day. DTW will be up in the Dog getting funky, so you, in turn, may also get funky. For more info visit, 

The Juniper Berries

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

Ashland’s The Juniper Berries will be storming Bombs Away with some local support acts. Don’t know them? Fix that by visiting For more info about this show, check out    

Saturday, September 15

Corvallis Beer Week: Saturday. 

Beer week continues to overfloweth. For Saturday events, see our Calendar!   

Signor Benedick the Moor and Mons La Hire

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $5.

Signor Benedick the Moor ( stops in Corvallis on his tour, and will be joined by local indie rock favorites Mons La Hire (  For more info about this event visit,  But really, you don’t need any. Just grab your fiver and get ready to rock.

Sunday, September 16

Contact Improv Jam.

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

If you’re into improvisation in dance, this is your bag. Downtown Dance has been a Corvallis staple for quite some time, and they invite you to join in and “feel the play of gravity, support, weight, counterbalance, and downright playfulness in solo, duet, or large group improvisation.” I dunno about you, but that sounds pretty good. Unfortunately I’ve been banned from dancing in six states, but that shouldn’t stop you!

Blues Jam

Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 4-6 p.m. Sundays. Free.

Sometimes you just need a little blues jam and beer. Calapooia has your back, and that’s a fact, Jack. And I don’t know how to make anything else rhyme there. For info, visit:        

Tuesday, September 18

Bike Polo

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

All the fun of horse polo, but without the threat of being eaten by a horse! Seriously, bike polo looks like amazing fun and it happens every Tuesday. You should check it out. For info, visit: 

Wednesday, September 19

Wednesdays at the Whiteside: ALL THE PRESIDENTS MEN.

The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $5 ($6.17 w/service fee).

Ever heard of Woodward and Bernstein? Maybe that early 70s robbery of the DNC headquarters? Uh, Watergate? Seems strangely familiar, eh? This is a hell of a movie that seems more and more pertinent every day. Grab yourself a pair of tickets by visiting   

Thursday, September 20

Corvallis Arts Walk

All over the place. Free!

Your monthly excuse to see all the great artwork Corvallis has to offer. See our coverage this month, or go to

Imagine Open Mic

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

Excellent coffee, excellent treats, excellent open mics. I’m sure there’s some other stuff there to refer to as excellent, but I think you’d probably rather go find out for yourself. For more info visit, 

Third Thursday Poetry
Open Mic

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

Into poetry but having trouble finding a home for your work here in Corvallis? Your worries are over. The Dog’s third thursday open mic event is the perfect punctuation to the arts walk. Bring your work, read, write, listen, hang out. The Downward Dog is your oyster. Really wonderful, supportive place to be! For more info visit, 

Grant Farm

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

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Grant Farm ( refers to themselves as “Cosmic Americana,” and who am I to argue? Pretty far outside of my own musical wheelhouse, I still really enjoyed the listen and think this will be a show everyone can dig on. For more info visit,