Crème de la Corvallis, Week of Feb 21

 Thursday, February 21

Corvallis Arts Walk: February

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

The Arts Walk keeps rolling out the hits. See this week’s article for more info, or skip it and just hit every venue! Visit www.CorvallisArtsWalk.com to find which art studios are hosting which art shows.

Advocate Storytelling Night 

DeMaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free.

Our shared perspectives form the bridges of understanding. Valuing the experiences of others creates compassion where there would otherwise be oppressive assumption or disinterest. Learning to cherish the lives and perspectives of those who were and continue to be alienated throughout history — women, African Americans, Native Americans, migrants, the LGBTQ community, jewish individuals — has taught us to be more equitable in thought and action. The Corvallis Advocate welcomes you to share your story of the time you slipped on someone (or something) else’s shoes. Visit https://demaggiospizza.com for more info.

Ninkasi Hat Night

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

Ninkasi Hat Night. That’s actually a pretty damn good description of this event. Come out, have a blast, drink some beers, and then do a scratch-off to win a super rad, custom Ninkasi hat. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/.

Erika Gabonay, Michaela Hammer, Kory Northrop

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

A truly incredible lineup featuring guitars, cello, loops and, as they describe in their press release, “tongues in cheek.” Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/.

The Corvallis Queer Film Festival

Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. $5.

Killer films from all over the world dealing with topics such as intersectional identity, gender, intimacy, and sex.Visit, https://darksidecinema.com/for info.                  

Friday, February 22

Celtic Harps, Rare Instruments & Wondrous Stories

Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2 St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $16-$18.

What do you call two wonderful musicians, a couple of Celtic harps, a Swedish nyckelharpa, a Ukranian bandura, and all kinds of other beautiful instruments I’ve never heard of? A really great time, that’s what. Traditional instrumentals from Swedent and Ireland, mixed in with some originals and some really great stories. Visit, http://www.majestic.org/ for info. 

Seven + Naked Luck

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

Portland songwriters Desmond Everest and Ian Uponen have smooshed their heads together to bring you this awesome show. For all the infoz, visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/.

The Joke Show

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

Tee hee hee, haa haa haa, hoo hoo hoo. Better get used to those sounds, because they’re gonna come flying out of your mouth. Visit https://demaggiospizza.com for more info.                         

Saturday, February 23

Majestic Readers’ Theater: Marjorie Prime

Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2 St., Corvallis. 3 p.m. $10-$12.

An 85-year-old woman with a fading memory is given a new artificial intelligence companion who has been tasked with telling her the story of her own life. Seriously, how could you resist this awesome play?  Visit, http://www.majestic.org/ for info – and remember: there are other dates and times! Like Sunday….

Improv Smackdown

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

Corvallis’ top improv comedians will be taking directions from you and putting on one hell of a show. Seriously, if you haven’t experienced competitive improv, do the thing. Do the thing this Saturday night. You can thank me later. Visit, http://www.majestic.org/ for info. 

Lili St Anne + Cry Babe

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

Is there a better way to ring in 9pm on a Saturday night? Nope. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/. 

Space Neighbors

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

A Space Neighbors album debut show doesn’t happen every day, so bust out your dancing shoes and take your monthly showers, Corvallisites! This is the place to be. Visit https://demaggiospizza.com for more info.  

Monday, February 25

Bryson Skaar

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

Corvallis’ best known pianist is still doing his thing every Monday, and if you haven’t been around to grab some coffee and enjoy the tunes, you seriously are missing out on some sweet catharsis to start your week off. For info, visit: imaginecoffee.net          

Tuesday, February 26

Makers Club

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

Makers Club is really fun celebration of technology and creativity available to all ages. Are there robots to be programmed? Circuits to be built? 3D models to be… modeled, and printed? Yes, yes, and more yes. Did I mention that they’ve got a VR headset? Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Celtic Jam

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

If you caught Bryson on Monday, I know you’ll be back for this. A great venue with low key traditional tunes! Visit https://imaginecoffee.net/ for info.

Wednesday, February 27

Coffee with a Cop

New Morning Bakery, 219 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 8 a.m. Free.

The  idea here is that a chilled out hangout with your local police over some coffee is a great way to break down barriers between the force and the community. And it is. A great place to ask questions and voice your concerns. Also, it’s nice to see police from an angle other than your rear view mirror. For more information, call 541-766-6924 or email community.livability@corvallisoregon.gov.   

The Overture Series

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

The OSU Opera at… DeMaggio’s? Hell yes. Visit https://demaggiospizza.com for more info.               

Thursday, February 28

Free Range Open Mic Night

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

The best open mic around, bar none. The list always fills up quick, so be there early! Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/.

By Johnny Beaver

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