Today’s Calendar: Friday, November, 15

Charter Review Council Ad Hoc Committee. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free. At its November 4, 2019 meeting, the City Council created an ad committee of Councilors to create a proposal for a possible City Charter review. If you have questions about the Committee, you may contact Councilor Andrew Struthers at andrew.struthers@corvallisoregon.gov or 541-974-7240. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc/page/charter-review-council-ad-hoc-committee for more info.

Preschool Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes ideal for preschoolers ages 4-5 years. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

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, a free, lunch-hour concert series, has been a tradition at Oregon State University since 1969. The concerts take place in the beautiful Memorial Union Lounge most Fridays during fall, spring, and winter terms, beginning at 12 p.m. and lasting for approximately 45 minutes. They feature a variety of OSU music ensembles, faculty and student musicians, as well as regional, national, and international guest artists. Visit mu.oregonstate.edu/main/ music-la-carte.

Teen Library Advisors. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:30 p.m. Free. Teen advisors, or members of the Society for the Prevention of Boredom in Teens, meet monthly to plan teen events, as well as give input on teen spaces, and teen materials. Teens in middle and high school may apply to become members. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Prime Music Fridays. Greenberry Store and Tavern, 29974 Highway 99W, Corvallis. 6 p.m. Every Friday delicious food and live music by talented local musicians from the surrounding areas! The music is always FREE. They start serving dinner at 6 p.m. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/328559467850222/ for more info.

Teen Takeover: Nerf Games & Movie. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Play Nerf Games and watch The Sun is Also a Star (PG13) after the library has closed for the day! Unmodded Nerf equipment is permitted; no Rivals blasters, please. Some Nerf equipment provided, as well as darts and snacks. No registration required. Doors open at 6:25pm. Enter at Monroe Ave doors, library entrance across from Central Park. Signed permission form required.Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

The Spitfire Grill. Corvallis High School Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $6-$12. A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill. Visit https://csdtheaters.com/ for more info.

River Rocks. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. Please come to Imagine Coffee for a night of tunes new and old, fabulous coffee, tea, and light fare.

Mr. Bill’s Traveling Trivia Show. Corvallis Sports Park, 175 SW Twin Oaks Cir., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free. Grab your friends and come test your knowledge! The legendary Mr. Bill’s Traveling Trivia Show will be at the Upper Deck in the Corvallis Sports Park from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday nights. They are family friendly so the show is too. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/452159535370539/ for more info.

Next to Normal. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $16-$18. Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy, and heart. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.

Shakespeare in Love. Withycombe Hall Main Stage Theatre, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $5-$15. In the play, set in 1592, a young William Shakespeare is a struggling playwright suffering from a severe case of writer’s block until he meets the charming Viola DeLesseps, the daughter of a wealthy merchant with dreams of becoming an actor. The play features music, dance, comedy and love and explores themes of creativity and art. Oregon State University Theatre will present “Shakespeare in Love,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15 and Nov. 22 and 23, and 2 p.m. Nov. 17 and Nov. 24 in the Withycombe Hall Main Stage theatre, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $12 for seniors; $10 for youth/students; and $5 for OSU students. They are available through the OSU Theatre Box Office at 541-737-2784 or visit https://beav.es/ZEw. Visit https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/sac/theatre for more info.

Country Western Dance #4. OSU Country Western Dance Club, 737 SW 15th St., Corvallis. 7:45 p.m. $3. They will be teaching a line dance lesson at 8:15 PM, Down to the Honkytonk is this week’s lesson. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/712658715900012/ for more info. 

Groove. The Peacock Bar & Grill, 125 SW 2nd St., Corvallis.  9 p.m. Free. A DJ playing the hottest dance music every Friday and Saturday nights. Come sing your hearts out on the Main Floor too, or enjoy playing pool, enjoying a hot meal with friends, maybe play some Oregon Lottery or an enlightening conversation with your favorite bartender and server. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2466959573396612/ for more info. 

ABOLITIONIST & the Wobblies. Demaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5. ABOLITIONIST played their first show 10 Novembers ago? Damn, time flies. 5 vinyl LPs, a few EPs, lots of shows, a few tours later and here they are, playing their final 2 shows! That’s gotta count for something. Their pals in the THE WOBBLIES play in support, and those guys have been playing even longer …. Visit https://www.demaggiospizza.com/.

  Electric Beaver. Angry Beaver Grill, 349 Southwest 4th St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Free. Corvallis’ only weekly EDM night club event is here for the new school year. For the first time this summer, they will be opening up the dance floor on Friday night, August 2! Some of Corvallis and OSU’s best DJs join our residence to play house, trap, and other kinds of wubz all night. Every event is 21+ only with a cover charge on select nights. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/596019117590751/ for more info.

Church Ladies & Chromatic Colors. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 p.m. $5. Church Ladies is somewhere between funk, blues, soul, R&B, and jazz. We are Church Ladies, an 8-piece band based in Corvallis, OR. Somewhere between jazz-fusion, psych-rock, funk, and art pop, lies Chromatic Colors; a talented young trio with tunes that will put you deep in the groove, only to have it smashed to pieces, and glued back together. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for more info about this event.