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.
Friday, March 8
Music a la Carte
Oregon State University, Memorial Union Lounge, MU, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Fridays. 12 p.m. Free.
Music a la Carte is free, during your lunch hour, and one of Corvallis’ best kept secrets. It’s been going on since 1969 (seriously!) and involves guest musicians from all over the world, as well as student and faculty ensembles. Visit mu.oregonstate.edu/main/ music-la-carte.
Whiteside Celtic Series: Realta
Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $20-$30.
Patti King of The Shins lends guest vocals to this gigantic ensemble, featuring percussion and brass sections. Sound cool? Just wait: this single-night performance will be honoring Radiohead by way of a number of truly unique takes on their work. I don’t even know what to say? Be there or be hopelessly, painfully, eternally square. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.
Spurr MMPA is putting on an incredible hiphop show that no local fan should miss. Including a DJ set by Jaapur, this is your entry point into the incredible local hiphop scene. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for more information.
Saturday, March 9
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library,
645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2 p.m. Free.
Games, games, and more games. And really, even more games from that. Whether you’re into Chess or Candyland, Xbox One or Settlers of Catan, this is guaranteed fun and just one more reason why our local Library is the best around. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info.
HIPPIE FAMILY VALUES
Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St., 2 p.m. $8.
A remote ranch, ten years of filming, hippie elders and two generations of their families. This is the sort of cool film that makes us love the Darkside. Visit https://darksidecinema.com/ for more info.
The wonderful Luthor Maggot and Bitz ‘n’ Bitz are joined by, Smomid, a Brooklyn based multisensory project that is entirely composed of light and sound coming from custom built instruments. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/.
DeMaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. Free
If you dig sounds that go Boom, you’ll dig bass night at DeMaggio’s. PDX producers Tsou and Filthsun will be joined by locals Rollipollo and Wahx. Visit https://demaggiospizza.com for more info.
Did you know you could “taste” a violin? Well, you can do so in several ways, but in terms of this event we’re just talking about a really interesting exhibit featuring regional violin makers and all sorts of awesome instruments to check out. Makers will be on hand, and if you so desire there will even be instruments to purchse. Sounds like fun! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2269300529993817/ for more info.
Monday, March 11
Science Pub Corvallis –
Honey Bee Health
Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis.
6 p.m. Free.
Professor Ramesh Sagili, who heads up OSU’s apiculture program, conducts research that looks at three main things: honey bee health, nutrition, and pollination. His program’s projects are heavily collaborative efforts and involve both backyard beekeepers and more commercial growers, as well as the general public. Science Pubs are always wonderfully interactive and while everyone is welcome, their popularity has lead to the need of RSVPing. To do so, visit http://terra.oregonstate.edu/science-pub-corvallis/ for more info.
Tuesday, March 12
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 p.m Free.
An all ages making extravaganza. If you’re interesting in creativity, technology, building circuits, programming robots, etc. this is your bag! Did I mention 3D printing and virtual reality? Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info.
Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin: Film Screening and Conversation with Director Arwen Curry
LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26 St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free.
If you’re not familiar with Ursula LeGuin, stop the presses. Drop this paper and go look her up, then read some of her incredible books, and make it out to this free screening of the LeGuin-centered documentary. LeGuin is one of the most important writers to come out of the region! The film’s director and some other rad folks will be on hand for a public conversation afterwards. Visit https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu for more info.