Crème de la Corvallis, Week of Feb 28

Thursday, February 28

OSU Jazz Ensemble

Memorial Union Ballroom, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free.

OSU’s Music Department puts on one hell of a jazz show. Just sayin’. Find yourself there! Contact, zachary.person@oregonstate.edu or call  541-737-4671 for info. 

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/.topics such as intersectional identity, gender, intimacy, and sex.Visit, https://darksidecinema.com/for info.                  

Friday, March 1

Music a la Carte

Oregon State University, Memorial Union Lounge, MU, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Fridays. 12 p.m. Free.

This series has been going on since 1969, it’s free, it’s at lunch time, and it’s in the truly gorgeous Memorial Union Lounge. 45 minutes of breathtaking tunes from a number of differente OSU music ensembles, including staff, students, and guests from all over. Visit mu.oregonstate.edu/main/ music-la-carte.

Corvallis Ukulele Cabaret

First Alternative Coop South Meeting Room, 1007 SE 3rd., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free.

Every month this awesome  jam / singalong / open mic invites all ages and skill levels for a great, ukelele-filled time. Contact jeannemholmes@aol.com for more info. 

The Irrelevant Podcast Hosts A Comedy Open Mic

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. $3.

If you don’t know The Irrelevant Podcast, you should. And if you didn’t know they’d be hosting this comedy mic, now you do. Bonus? It runs every third Thursday of the month. The best comic talent around, that’s a fact. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/. 

RITC: Mardi Gayy.

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

The only thing better than a Mardi Gras celebration is one put on by Rainbow in the Clouds. A safe, friendly, no-nonsense space for LGBTQI+. That and one heck of a party, every time Visit https://demaggiospizza.com for info.                         

Saturday, March 2

Mr/Ms Spartan Garage Sale

1400 NW Buchanan Ave., Corvallis.
8 a.m. Free.

A humongous garage sale with proceeds going to a number of local charities? I’m intrigued.Visit https://chs.csd509j.net for more info. 

Linden Wood & Deep Woods Band

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

Local legend Linden Wood brings along The Deep Woods Band to rock your face off. In a pleasant way, of course. You’ll call the cops on yourself afterwards because five bucks is literally a steal. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/.

Sunday, March 3

Celtic Session

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

Acoustic folk in the celtic tradition alongside Italian food? Sounds about right to me. Visit https://demaggiospizza.com for more info.  

Blues Jam

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

A blues jam that never disappoints. Grab a beer and enjoy the afternoon (after all, the week starts tomorrow… ew). For more info, visit: http:// calapooiabrewing.com/blog/

First Sunday Vocal Jam Circle

First Alternative Coop South Meeting Room, 1007 SE 3rd., Corvallis. 4:30 p.m. Free.

If you’re into all things acapella, this is the place to be. No experience or musical background required, just a desire to have a lot of fun and sing your rear off in a great, supportive setting. Confidence building is guaranteed. 

Monday, March 4

Trivia Smackdown

DeMaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:00 p.m. $5.

Brush up on your random facots because there’s a new trivia night in town! Tired of the same old “write a thing down, hand it over, see if you win” approach? Then you’ll DEFINITELY want to mark this one down on your calendar. Visit https://demaggiospizza.com for more info.           

Tuesday, March 5

Graphic Novel Club Meeting: Akira, Volume 1, by Katsuhiro Otomo

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

If you’ve thought about checking out this club but never got around to it, the time is now! Akira is awesome, and I’m jealous of everyone who gets to go hang out and talk about it. The club meets in the Library’s Board Room for an hour every first Tuesday. New members are always welcome, and you can snag a copy of the reading from the second floor reference desk. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info.  

Sci-Fi Extravaganza #18

Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $5.

Like invisible asteroids? Astronauts? Spaceships? Exotic environments shrinking people? Then put on your dancing shoes, because 1961’s The Phantom Planet will have you celebrating. Visit,https://darksidecinema.com/ for info.                          

Celtic Jam

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

Great coffee and traditional celtic folk music. It’ll make you forget it’s only Tuesday! Visit https://imaginecoffee.net/ for info.         

Meet the Author:
Kerry Eggers

Grass Roots Books and Music, 227 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free.

Kerry Eggers collowed the Trail Blazers through some serious controversy and shares these stories in his new book, “Jail Blazers.” Come out and hear about the text and meet the author! Visit https://www.grassrootsbookstore.com for more info.                

Thursday, March 7

Moon Dog Stringband

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

If you’re into old timey American string band music, you simply cannot go on without Moon Dog Stringband. They are truly incredible, blending classic sounds with bluegrass and country. Do. Not. Miss. This! Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/. 

Free Monthly Improv Show

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

Local improv troupe taking your directions. Doesn’t get better than that! Food, drinks, terrible jokes, and hearty laughs guaranteed. Visit https://demaggiospizza.com for more info.

By Johnny Beaver

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