Crème de la Corvallis, Week of March 7

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

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 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 music-la-carte.   

Whiteside Celtic Series: Realta

Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $20-$30.

Corvallisites are really into celtic tunes, and Réalta takes it to a whole new level. This band is out of Belfast and is well worth the ticket price. Visit for more info.   

Portland Cello Project: Homage to Radiohead!

Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $45-$50.

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 for more info.  

Illusion Live Hip-Hop

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

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 for more information.                         

Saturday, March 9

Game Days

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 for more info.


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 for more info.

A Cappella Night

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

Contemporary, pop, or traditional a capella – this event has it all, and straight from the voice boxes of the most talented local and regional vocalists. Visit for more info.  

SAC Presents: Turtle Island Quartet, Cyrus Chestnut

LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $30-$40

Referencing everything from the sacred music of Appalachia to Bach and music from around the world, jazz guru Cyrus Chestnut and the Grammy award winning Turtle Island Quartet promise an evening of incredible tunes Visit for more info.   

Smomid, Bitz ‘n’ Bitz & Luthor Maggot

Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. $5

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 

Bass Night

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 for more info.

Sunday, March 10

Violin Tasting Corvallis

Hilton Garden Inn, 2500 SW Western Blvd., Corvallis. 12 p.m. Free

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 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 for more info.           

Tuesday, March 12

Makers Club

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 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 for more info. 

Celtic Jam

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

Weekly Celtic jam with some of the best coffee around. You can definitely do worse with your Tuesday! Visit for info.                

Thursday, March 14

Jazz Jam!

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

Backline and drumkit are on hand and will be handled by a core group of musicians, while you’re invited to come hang out, listen, or sign up to play! Visit