Crème de la Corvallis, Week of Feb 14

Thursday, February 14

Oh golly, it’s Valentine’s Day! Better check our calendar out for all of those kinda options…

Jazz Jam

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

It’s Bombs, it’s jazz. You have no excuse, so I’ll see you there! Visit if you’re feeling short on information.

Cher the Love: A Benefit Drag Show

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

A really rad, fun show for a really, really great cause. Check out the article on it in this week’s issue for plenty of information, but also be sure to visit for up-to-date info.              

Friday, February 15

Acoustic Showcase: Chuva Boa

LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. 12-1 p.m. Free.

An original go at both Latin and Brazilian jazz tradition. A great space to hear some lovely acoustic music! Visit, for more info. 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2 St., Corvallis.
6 p.m. $15.

The show that literally needs NO introduction. Comes complete with a pre-show photoshoot with Face-In-Hole thingies, the Dr’s throne, etc. This is going to be awesome and definitely has other showings (like Saturday! Visit, for all the info you could ever need!

2019 Eco-Film Festival: A Bold Peace

Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free with suggested donation.

The Eco-Film Festival is always a lot of fun, and enlightening at that. This year the films will be looking at our furry fungi friends (only they’re not furry), as well as climate change, and even the demilitarization of Costa Rica. Each film will end with an expert panel, which in turn will be followed by a raffle with prizes. Tasty things will be provided by New Morning Bakery and Oregon Trail Brewery. But what about the popcorn? There’ll be that too. Entry fee is a suggestion donation, but you should do it, as the proceeds go to the Odd Fellows Elevator Accessibility Fund. Visit, for more info. 

Benton Center to Host Word Mob Poetry Event

Benton Center, 757 NW Polk St., Corvallis.
7 p.m. Free.

There’s not enough poetry around here, but Word Mob is definitely not part of the problem. Slam and spoken word through the voices of both LBCC students and other folks in the community. Open mic format! Definitely worth checking out. Visit, for more info. 

The Wrented – Cheeky Moon

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $3.

What’s that, you were just musing about what a lack of lucious, bluesy garage rock you have in your life? Visit      

Groove Clinic

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

The Dr. is in, or rather, the DeMaggio’s is in. Drinks, tunes, grubs… everything you need to recover from the week, stat. Visit for more info.                         

Saturday, February 16

Left On Wilson + ISO

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

We’ve been promised tasty grooves and toe-movin’ tunes. Something tells me they’re going to deliver. For a sneak peek, visit… or visit for more info.

Hazzadus Flows Vol.4

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5

Simply the best ensemble hiphop night for miles. If you missed the totally insane New Year’s Eve show, don’t miss this one. You can’t say you love hiphop and not make it out to the Hazzadus Flows. Visit      

Tuesday, February 19

Log Rolling

Dixon Recreation Center, Dixon Pool, 425 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $3-$7.

I’m sorry, but I can’t get over how cool it sounds to log roll. If you’ve ever wanted to complete your Pacific Northwest merit badge collection, now is your chance! Staff will be on hand to support you, so no experience is necessary. Watch out though: there is a maximum 8 participants per session. Visit for more info.

Celtic Jam

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

Traditional celtic tunes at one of the best coffeehouses in the Universe. Not a bad way to spend your evening! Visit for info.

Wednesday, February 20

American Strings: An Evening with Jesse Colin Young

Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2 St., Corvallis.
7 p.m. $20-25.

A real treat, as they say. According to The Majestic, Jesse Colin Young is a solo artist and member of The Youngbloods, but “also the author of the ‘60s anthem, ‘Get Together,’ a now legendary song of the Peace Movement. In the spirit of Pete Seeger, Jesse Colin Young has spent a lifetime singing about the world around him and supports such groups as coal miners, veterans, environmentalists, and anti-war activists.” Basically, Young is really important and has been a major factor in shaping modern acoustic music. This is going to be a great show, and worth every penny. Visit, for info.              

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 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 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

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

By Johnny Beaver

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