Events Calendar, May 20 to 27

Our Corvallis events calendar is back! Live music, stage, lectures, athletics, government meetings, political debates, protests, marches… the list could go on, but you get the idea, if it’s happening in Corvallis, it’s here. With our calendar’s return after a two year absence, it’s starting to feel like things are finally getting back to normal – phew.

EVENTS INFORMATION CAN CHANGE: We suggest checking event websites or phone numbers to confirm that events are still scheduled to take place.

Have an upcoming event, or need to update info for an event…? Let us know: calendar@corvallisadvocate.com. Event dates and times may change without notice.  

Friday, May 20   

Two Water Ways. Philomath Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Free. Regional artists Pam Serra-Wenz and Bill Shumway have been painting water images featured in their “Two Water Ways” exhibition series for several years. The Philomath Museum hosts their fourth exhibition, which includes many new works completed during the pandemic. Visit https://www.bentoncountymuseum.org for more info.  

Art About Agriculture: The Sustainable Feast. Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. The 39th annual Art About Agriculture Competition and Touring Exhibition 2022: The Sustainable Feast will celebrate the region’s sustainable, diverse, and innovative food. Working closely with Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center, this year’s open call asks artists to reflect on food, including production of ingredients, preparation of food, food packaging, cooking food, sharing meals, dining, and presentation. These pieces will explore important food topics such as environmental impact, food waste reduction, nose-to-tail cooking, food ethics, local foods, food for medical needs, reduced waste food packaging solutions, plant varieties for enjoyment and disease resistance, sustainable fisheries, grassland management, food science, and nutrition among many others. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/art-about-agriculture-competition-and-touring-exhibition-2022-sustainable-feast for more info.  

Julie Green’s The Last Supper: Final Plates. Corvallis Museum, 411 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Free. Nationally renowned artist and Oregon State University art professor Julie Green (they/them) began this series of paintings on second-hand ceramic plates in the 1990s after reading about the final meals of inmates on death row in Oklahoma. Each cobalt blue-painted meal includes the date of the execution and the state where it occurred.The Corvallis Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/index.php/visit/corvallis-museum-visitor-info for more info.       

Serena Swanson: Glitter is Not Allowed. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m.-5p.m. Free. The Corrine Woodman Gallery presents the artwork of Serena Swanson, winner of the 2021 The Arts Center Student Award. Swanson is a recent arts major graduate from Oregon State University, and pursues a lighthearted, childlike attitude towards art making in this exhibit. Learn more. The Arts Center is located at 700 SW Madison Ave. in Corvallis. Admission is free (donations are gratefully accepted). Visit https://theartscenter.net/serena-swanson-glitter-is-not-allowed for more info.    

A Journey: Hanne Niederhausen & Judith Wyss. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12p.m.-5p.m. Free. Hanne Niederhausen and Judith Wyss show artworks that span the second-half of their careers. Their artistic exploration illustrates that creativity can be enhanced by experience and that creative exploration is an important element in an artist’s life. Visit https://theartscenter.net/a-journey-niederhausen-wyss for more info.   

C3 Movie Matinee – Harold and Maude.2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis 1 p.m. Free. Join this film appreciation group and enjoy free movie matinees! Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/c3/page/c3-movie-matinee-harold-and-maude for more info.  

Teen Movie and Game Night. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Free. 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Free.Watch Free Guy (PG-13), play board games, and make art while hanging out with friends at the library. Snacks, games, and art supplies provided. No sign-up necessary; masking not required. This in-person event is for teens in grades 6-12 only.PLEASE NOTE! The library closes at 5pm on Fridays; this event runs until 6:30pm. Teens will exit the building from the Monroe Avenue library doors across from Central Park.Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/storytime-46for more info.   

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $11-$16-$21. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts and could be the school pupils’ saving grace! Visit https://www.majestic.org for more info 

Terry Robb with Adam Scramstad. Old World Deli, 341 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Terry Robb with Adam Scramstadat the Old World Center!Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com for more info.   

Oregon State Beavers Baseball. Goss Stadium, 430 Southwest Langton Pl., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $19.00 – $29.00. Join the Beavers for a men’s baseball game! Get tickets and details at OSUBeavers.com. Learn about Oregon State’s COVID-19 precautions and requirements here and here. 

Saturday, May 21  

Corvallis Farmers Market. 1st St. & Jackson Ave., Corvallis. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Corvallis Farmers Market happens Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 9am to 1pm, April through November, on First Street between Jackson Avenue and Monroe Avenue, in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. The Farmers Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and more, all sourced locally from Benton County and the counties immediately surrounding Benton County. The Corvallis Farmers Market is following all recommended procedures for keeping customers and vendors safe through the pandemic. Customers are permitted to shop in person, or they may take advantage of the Corvallis Farmers Market’s online ordering system and pick up their order at the market. For more information or to make your order online, visit LocallyGrown.org.   

Historic Preservation Month: Owens Farm History Walk. Meet: registered attendees will receive directions and details on where and when to meet. 9 a.m.-1p.m. Free. Register at: Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required, register here: https://greenbeltlandtrust.org/events. Join Greenbelt Land Trust and explore the fascinating history of Owens Farm. Learn about the Knotts-Owens family, their influence in Benton County, uses of the farm over time, and hear about the exciting vision for this property in the future. This property is rich with cultural history and accessible by guided tours only. This is a free and family-friendly walk. Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/hrc/page/historic-preservation-month for more info.  

Chamber of Commerce Member Event: Open Heart Community Memorial. Starker Arts Park, Corvallis. 10 a.m.-1p.m. The community is invited to remember and honor those who have died by creating and tying a ribbon on to a large heart sculpture. Together the ribbons and heart will honor and help soften the collective grief in our community. Join us on Saturday, May 21st, at Starker Arts Park from 10am to 1pm to participate and view the memorial. All are welcome, but you do not need to attend in order to make a submission. To make a submission online go to http://luminahospice.org/openheart. Visit https://www.chamberorganizer.com/Calendar/moreinfo_responsive.php?eventid=417715 for more info. 

Keys for the Culture.2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis 10 a.m. Free. Learn about affordable housing opportunities, rental and utility assistance, free home repair programs, and first-time homebuyer assistance. Enjoy expert presentations on topics such as financial literacy, Oregon history of housing discrimination, new community developments, and red flags of housing discrimination. Connect with BIPOC realtors and housing support professionals. Discover ways to champion for housing equity in our community. AND there will be free food, music, giveaways and more! Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/c3/page/keys-culture for more info.  

Poultry and Homesteading Fair. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Free. 10 a.m. You will find 125+ vendor spaces filled with local vendors from around Oregon, Washington and California selling chickens, waterfowl, quail, peafowl, guinea fowl, turkeys, doves and pigeons, pigs, goats, rabbits, cavies and hatching eggs; livestock supplies and organic feed, beekeeping items, compost and gardening products and displays and plants; a variety of homesteading items including spinning fiber and handsewn fabric items, recycled arts, crafts, candles and jewelry; honey, jams, teas, baked goods and candies, handmade soaps, lotions and bath products.The indoors concession stand is open for breakfast and lunch and outside you can find a variety food trucks.Visit the Education Tables, Learn and Play Center, Kids’ Craft Activities area, Play and Rest area, A-Planting We Will Go activity, and the Seed Swap with educational seed saving and gardening information plus the new gardening book/magazine and tool swap!Biosecurity measures are in place for animals and humans. Please change your clothes and shoes prior to coming to the event. All cages and crates coming to the event for your purchases should be disinfected. Use our sanitation stations upon entering and leaving the event area. No pets or comfort/emotional support animals are allowed – ADA service animals only. Masks are welcomed but not required. Visit https://www.oregonpoultryswapinc.com for more info.  

Julie Green’s The Last Supper: Final Plates. Corvallis Museum, 411 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Free. Nationally renowned artist and Oregon State University art professor Julie Green (they/them) began this series of paintings on second-hand ceramic plates in the 1990s after reading about the final meals of inmates on death row in Oklahoma. Each cobalt blue-painted meal includes the date of the execution and the state where it occurred.The Corvallis Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/index.php/visit/corvallis-museum-visitor-info for more info.         

Two Water Ways. Philomath Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Free. Regional artists Pam Serra-Wenz and Bill Shumway have been painting water images featured in their “Two Water Ways” exhibition series for several years. The Philomath Museum hosts their fourth exhibition, which includes many new works completed during the pandemic. Visit https://www.bentoncountymuseum.org for more info.  

Saturday Stories. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Free. 10:30 a.m. Main Meeting Room. Join us for a 20-minute, all-ages storytime at the Corvallis Public Library’s Main Meeting Room. Short stories, songs, and rhymes will be shared. Children must be accompanied by a grown-up. All participants must follow current face covering/distancing guidelines. Capacity is limited. Please submit a registration form for EACH CHILD AND GROWN-UP who will attend. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/saturday-stories-3for more info.   

Serena Swanson: Glitter is Not Allowed. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m.-5p.m. Free. The Corrine Woodman Gallery presents the artwork of Serena Swanson, winner of the 2021 The Arts Center Student Award. Swanson is a recent arts major graduate from Oregon State University, and pursues a lighthearted, childlike attitude towards art making in this exhibit. Learn more. The Arts Center is located at 700 SW Madison Ave. in Corvallis. Admission is free (donations are gratefully accepted). Visit https://theartscenter.net/serena-swanson-glitter-is-not-allowed for more info.    

A Journey: Hanne Niederhausen & Judith Wyss. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12p.m.-5p.m. Free. Hanne Niederhausen and Judith Wyss show artworks that span the second-half of their careers. Their artistic exploration illustrates that creativity can be enhanced by experience and that creative exploration is an important element in an artist’s life. Visit https://theartscenter.net/a-journey-niederhausen-wyss for more info.   

Corvallis Wine Walk. Downtown Corvallis. 2 p.m.-7p.m. $25. The Corvallis Wine Walk features some of Oregon’s premier wineries, offering samples of their finest vintages. Boutiques throughout downtown Corvallis host Oregon wineries and distillers with representatives on hand to discuss their beverages and answer your questions. Admission is $25, which comes with 5 wine tasting tickets and a logo wine glass. Visit https://www.corvallischamber.com/wine-walk for more info.  

WEEKENDS at the WHITESIDE presents: Bob Newton Family Movie: Home. The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 3 p.m. $5. When Bob Newton was a young boy, he came to the Whiteside with his parents to watch movies. He was so impacted by the experience that he has generously set up a foundation to allow us to show family movies with FREE ADMISSION & POPCORN FOR KIDS UNDER 12. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/movies.html for more info.  

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 3 p.m. $11-$16-$21. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts and could be the school pupils’ saving grace! Visit https://www.majestic.org for more info 

Historic Preservation Month: Spectres of Benton County Past, Part II. Various Locations, Corvallis. 5 p.m. Free. This year, the Benton County Historic Resources Commission is again partnering with Conundrum House to bring the past to life through a mystery adventure game, “Spectres of Benton County Past, Part II.” This game is free and open to all ages. The game is a family friendly event and, since it can be played entirely online, you can share this fun and exciting event with family and friends from other communities and states. Visit https://spectres.conundrumhouse.com for more info. 

Wine & Whiskers: Woofstock. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 5 p.m.-8pm. Free-$170. Join the Heartland Humane Society for their premier fundraiser auction gala. This year’s theme is “Woofstock,” so break out your tie-dye and get ready to party! Wine & Whiskers has been Heartland’s premier fundraiser since its inception in 2004, raising over $1.2 million for animals and people who love them. This year’s event fundraising goal is $100k. These funds are vital to provide critical care for animals in need, adoption and lost and found services, the Pet Food Bank, and Safe Housing for animal companions of families in crisis. Get involved by attending this year’s event (with virtual or in person options), donating an auction item, or advertise your business with sponsorship opportunities. Visit https://heartlandhumane.org/ww2022 for more info. 

Oregon State Beavers Baseball. Goss Stadium, 430 Southwest Langton Pl., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $19.00 – $29.00. Join the Beavers for a men’s baseball game! Get tickets and details at OSUBeavers.com. Learn about Oregon State’s COVID-19 precautions and requirements here and here 

Majestic Readers’ Theatre: Queen. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $11-$16-$21. Sanam Shah, a mathematician, and Ariel Spiegel, a biologist, are Ph.D. candidates and best friends working together to discover the cause of colony collapse disorder – the urgent, ecological crisis where bees are disappearing around the world in alarming numbers. Just as they are about to publish a career-defining new paper on the subject, calling for a ban on commercial pesticides, Sanam realizes that the numbers don’t add up to support their conclusion. Should she look the other way for the sake of environmental action, or should she stand by her scientific principles, even if it means ceding ground to an ecological disaster, jeopardizing her career and losing her best friend?Tickets are “Pick What You Pay” ($11-$16-$21). Visit https://www.majestic.org for more info.  

Sunday, May 22 

Brunch with Sammy Holmes. Old World Deli, 341 2nd St., Corvallis. 10 a.m-12 p.m. Free. Brunch from 10am – 12pm! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com for more info.   

Julie Green’s The Last Supper: Final Plates. Corvallis Museum, 411 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Free. Nationally renowned artist and Oregon State University art professor Julie Green (they/them) began this series of paintings on second-hand ceramic plates in the 1990s after reading about the final meals of inmates on death row in Oklahoma. Each cobalt blue-painted meal includes the date of the execution and the state where it occurred.The Corvallis Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/index.php/visit/corvallis-museum-visitor-info for more info.        

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 3 p.m. $11-$16-$21. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts and could be the school pupils’ saving grace! Visit https://www.majestic.org for more info 

Uke Extravaganza. Old World Deli, 341 2nd St., Corvallis. 5 p.m.-8p.m.  Free. Uke Extravaganzalive at the Old World Center!Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com for more info.   

Majestic Readers’ Theatre: Queen. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $11-$16-$21. Sanam Shah, a mathematician, and Ariel Spiegel, a biologist, are Ph.D. candidates and best friends working together to discover the cause of colony collapse disorder – the urgent, ecological crisis where bees are disappearing around the world in alarming numbers. Just as they are about to publish a career-defining new paper on the subject, calling for a ban on commercial pesticides, Sanam realizes that the numbers don’t add up to support their conclusion. Should she look the other way for the sake of environmental action, or should she stand by her scientific principles, even if it means ceding ground to an ecological disaster, jeopardizing her career and losing her best friend?Tickets are “Pick What You Pay” ($11-$16-$21). Visit https://www.majestic.org for more info.  

Monday, May 23 

Board of Commissioners Meeting w/ District Attorney.10 a.m. Free. GoToMeeting:  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/275215221;or Dial 1 224) 501-3412; Access Code 275 215 221# 

Little Listeners Story Time at the Monroe Community Library. Monroe Community Library, 380 N 5th St., 10:30 a.m.-11:00a.m. Free. This event takes place at the Monroe Community Library, 380 N 5th St, in Monroe, OR. Children of all ages are welcome to drop by with their parent or caregiver for stories and songs. Storytime is offered year-round as a drop-in program: first come, first served. Space is limited due to the room capacity and to provide a positive, safe environment for all. Children must be accompanied by a grown-up. Many lasting friendships start at storytime! Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/little-listeners-story-time-monroe-community-library-4 for more info.  

Board of Commissioners & Planning Commission Work Session. 6p.m. Free. The Benton County Board of Commissioners and Benton County Planning Commission will hold a joint work session on Monday, May 23rd at 6:00 pm at the Beazell Memorial Forest & Education Center, 37283 Kings Valley Hwy, Philomath. For more information contact Linda Ray, linda.ray@co.benton.or.us. Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/pc/page/board-commissioners-planning-commission-work-session for more info.  

Board of Commissioners/Planning Commission Joint Work Session. 6p.m. Free. The Benton County Board of Commissioners and Planning Commission will hold a joint work session on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 6P, at the Beazell Barn, Beazell Memorial Forest, 37283 Kings Valley Highway, Philomath, Oregon 97370. Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/boc/page/board-commissionersplanning-commission-joint-work-session for more info.  

OPEN AUDITION: William Shakespeare’s Wars of the Roses.May 23 & 24, 2022 7:00-9:00pm. For full info and links to script and sides, go to https://www.majestic.org/wars 

Tuesday, May 24   

Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Free. 9:30 a.m. Main Meeting Room. Join us for a 20-minute, all-ages storytime at the Corvallis Public Library’s Main Meeting Room. Short stories, songs, and rhymes will be shared. Children must be accompanied by a grown-up. All participants must follow current face covering/distancing guidelines. Capacity is limited. Please submit a registration form for EACH CHILD AND GROWN-UP who will attend. Visithttps://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/storytime-30for more info.   

Art About Agriculture: The Sustainable Feast. Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. The 39th annual Art About Agriculture Competition and Touring Exhibition 2022: The Sustainable Feast will celebrate the region’s sustainable, diverse, and innovative food. Working closely with Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center, this year’s open call asks artists to reflect on food, including production of ingredients, preparation of food, food packaging, cooking food, sharing meals, dining, and presentation. These pieces will explore important food topics such as environmental impact, food waste reduction, nose-to-tail cooking, food ethics, local foods, food for medical needs, reduced waste food packaging solutions, plant varieties for enjoyment and disease resistance, sustainable fisheries, grassland management, food science, and nutrition among many others. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/art-about-agriculture-competition-and-touring-exhibition-2022-sustainable-feast for more info.  

Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Free. 10:30 a.m. Main Meeting Room. Join us for a 20-minute, all-ages storytime at the Corvallis Public Library’s Main Meeting Room. Short stories, songs, and rhymes will be shared. Children must be accompanied by a grown-up. All participants must follow current face covering/distancing guidelines. Capacity is limited. Please submit a registration form for EACH CHILD AND GROWN-UP who will attend. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/storytime-47for more info.   

Brunch n Learn Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).Wise Cracks Café, 119 Southwest 3 St., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m.-1:00p.m. Free. Therapy for people living with Parkinson’s Disease and/or Essential Tremor. Visit https://www.chamberorganizer.com/Calendar/moreinfo_responsive.php?eventid=420360 for more info.  

Serena Swanson: Glitter is Not Allowed. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m.-5p.m. Free. The Corrine Woodman Gallery presents the artwork of Serena Swanson, winner of the 2021 The Arts Center Student Award. Swanson is a recent arts major graduate from Oregon State University, and pursues a lighthearted, childlike attitude towards art making in this exhibit. Learn more. The Arts Center is located at 700 SW Madison Ave. in Corvallis. Admission is free (donations are gratefully accepted). Visit https://theartscenter.net/serena-swanson-glitter-is-not-allowed for more info.    

A Journey: Hanne Niederhausen& Judith Wyss. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12p.m.-5p.m. Free. Hanne Niederhausen and Judith Wyss show artworks that span the second-half of their careers. Their artistic exploration illustrates that creativity can be enhanced by experience and that creative exploration is an important element in an artist’s life. Visit https://theartscenter.net/a-journey-niederhausen-wyss for more info.   

Board of Commissioners Meeting w/ City Managers.1p.m.-3 p.m. Free. GoToMeeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/651289773;or Dial+1-312-757-3121; Access Code: 259-923-701# 

CitySpeak Q&A Livestream: Restaurant Insiders Talk Industry, Corvallis Cuisine. 6:30 p.m. Free. On the menu for our next CitySpeak program, local restaurateurs serve up a birdseye view of their industry – past, present and future. And, we’ll also get a peek at supply chains, labor issues, delivery apps, and maybe, just what makes a great restaurant the kind of place that becomes one of your favorites.These professionals see the general public at their best and worst – the intricate dance between people, and food and drink, and the way we all relate to each other during a meal out.Live on The Advocate’s website or Facebook page, and other social media. If you can’t make the live event, the video will be available on The Advocate’s website and social media pages. Viewers can submit questions before and during the forum. You can email cityspeak@corvallisadvocate.com,message us on social media, or just post your question on one of the social media posts of the event. Visit https://www.corvallisadvocate.com/2022/cityspeak-qa-livestream-restaurant-insiders-talk-industry-corvallis-cuisine for more info. 

Southtown Farmstand & Market. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Free. 1465 SE Alexander Ave., Corvallis. Browse fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as other produce from a variety of vendors. There are also vendors selling animal products, vegan desserts, drinks, jams, pickles, plants, mushrooms, tempeh microgreen kits and more. The Southtown Farmstand & Market is dog- and kid-friendly.2022 Robert M. Storm Distinguished Lecture. Cordley Hall Courtyard & Gilfillan Auditorium, Oregon State University, 2701 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Reception 5:30 p.m., Lecture 7p.m. Free, RSVP required. The Department of Integrative Biology is excited to welcome Dr. Ellen Ketterson to OSU as the 2022 Robert M. Storm Distinguished Lecture speaker.Dr. Ketterson is a Distinguished Professor of Biology at Indiana University Bloomington and the Founding Director of the Environmental Resilience Institute. She will be delivering a lecture titled 3 Billion Missing Birds: Where Have They Gone and What Can We Do? Join the Department of Integrative Biology on the Oregon State University Campus for a pre-lecture reception and the lecture.This lecture will also be available as a livestream. Visit https://bit.ly/DocStorm2022 for more info.  

Whiteside Theatre Tour.The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. Reserve your spot now for a grand tour of the Whiteside Theatre! Enjoy all the spook-tacular aspects of the building as you continue your Spectres clue hunt. The tours are free and will take place on Tuesday, May 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Each tour is 30 minutes long and you may choose what time you’d like to attend. Visit https://forms.gle/Rp1VVkKgCxu6qTqG6 to register.  

Corvallis-OSU Symphony: Winter Concert. The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 NW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.$26-$30. Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto #2, featuring Jessica Lambert on violin, and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. Visit https://cosusymphony.org/concerts-tickets/tickets for more info.  

Wednesday, May 25   

Corvallis Farmers Market. 1st St. & Jackson Ave., Corvallis. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Corvallis Farmers Market happens Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 9am to 1pm, April through November, on First Street between Jackson Avenue and Monroe Avenue, in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. The Farmers Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and more, all sourced locally from Benton County and the counties immediately surrounding Benton County. The Corvallis Farmers Market is following all recommended procedures for keeping customers and vendors safe through the pandemic. Customers are permitted to shop in person, or they may take advantage of the Corvallis Farmers Market’s online ordering system and pick up their order at the market. For more information or to make your order online, visit LocallyGrown.org.    

Commissioners Meeting w/ County Counsel plus Executive Session under ORS 192.660[2][h] to discuss potential litigation. 9 a.m. In an effort to reduce the potential risk for exposure to COVID-19, this meeting will be held remotely. GoToMeeting:  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/610344149;or Dial 1 (312) 757-3121; Access Code 610-344-149# 

Julie Green’s The Last Supper: Final Plates. Corvallis Museum, 411 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Free. Nationally renowned artist and Oregon State University art professor Julie Green (they/them) began this series of paintings on second-hand ceramic plates in the 1990s after reading about the final meals of inmates on death row in Oklahoma. Each cobalt blue-painted meal includes the date of the execution and the state where it occurred.The Corvallis Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/index.php/visit/corvallis-museum-visitor-info for more info.        

Two Water Ways. Philomath Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Free. Regional artists Pam Serra-Wenz and Bill Shumway have been painting water images featured in their “Two Water Ways” exhibition series for several years. The Philomath Museum hosts their fourth exhibition, which includes many new works completed during the pandemic. Visit https://www.bentoncountymuseum.org for more info.  

Art About Agriculture: The Sustainable Feast. Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. The 39th annual Art About Agriculture Competition and Touring Exhibition 2022: The Sustainable Feast will celebrate the region’s sustainable, diverse, and innovative food. Working closely with Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center, this year’s open call asks artists to reflect on food, including production of ingredients, preparation of food, food packaging, cooking food, sharing meals, dining, and presentation. These pieces will explore important food topics such as environmental impact, food waste reduction, nose-to-tail cooking, food ethics, local foods, food for medical needs, reduced waste food packaging solutions, plant varieties for enjoyment and disease resistance, sustainable fisheries, grassland management, food science, and nutrition among many others. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/art-about-agriculture-competition-and-touring-exhibition-2022-sustainable-feast for more info.  

Philomath Storytime. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St, Philomath 10:30 a.m. Free. Children and families are invited to join our all-ages storytime at the Philomath Community Library. We will share short stories, songs, and rhymes. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/philomath-storytime-5for more info.    

Serena Swanson: Glitter is Not Allowed. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m.-5p.m. Free. The Corrine Woodman Gallery presents the artwork of Serena Swanson, winner of the 2021 The Arts Center Student Award. Swanson is a recent arts major graduate from Oregon State University, and pursues a lighthearted, childlike attitude towards art making in this exhibit. Learn more. The Arts Center is located at 700 SW Madison Ave. in Corvallis. Admission is free (donations are gratefully accepted). Visit https://theartscenter.net/serena-swanson-glitter-is-not-allowed for more info.     

A Journey: Hanne Niederhausen& Judith Wyss. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12p.m.-5p.m. Free. Hanne Niederhausen and Judith Wyss show artworks that span the second-half of their careers. Their artistic exploration illustrates that creativity can be enhanced by experience and that creative exploration is an important element in an artist’s life. Visit https://theartscenter.net/a-journey-niederhausen-wyss for more info.   

Historic Preservation Month: Historic Downtown Corvallis Walking Tour. Corvallis Museum, 411 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Free.The theme of 2022’s Historic Preservation Month in Benton County is “More Than Ever, This Place Matters.”Historic Downtown Corvallis Walking Tour – The tour will begin in the education room with a 20-minute quick history of Corvallis prior to the walk. Once a shipping point, warehouse district, and industrial area, today’s Riverfront Park honors downtown Corvallis’ early past. Appreciate the sites that built the early local economy. Linger where historic rehabilitation projects fostered dynamic retail growth along 2nd Street. Learn how downtown changed, and yet remained the same inviting place to meet friends, dine, shop and conduct business. Guide: Mary Gallagher. Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/hrc/page/historic-preservation-month for more info.  

HOPE Advisory Committee. 4p.m.-6p.m. Free. The HOPE Advisory Board meets virtually on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 4-6pm. The meeting is open to the public and can be accessed through the virtual link or phone number provided below.Join Zoom Meeting: https://cscteam.zoom.us/j/91929383646.  The meeting agenda will be posted here and on the HOPE webpage one week prior to the meeting. Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/health/page/hope-advisory-committee for more info.  

Open House – New Mixed Use Zones. Corvallis Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 4:30 p.m. Free. The community is invited to an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 25 to learn more about the latest updates to the City’s Mixed Use Zones Project. The open house will take place at the Corvallis Community Center’s Oak Room, 2601 NW Tyler Ave. At this open house, Planning Division staff from the City of Corvallis will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. Maps and informational handouts will be available.The Mixed Use Zones Project is a collaborative effort to revise the City’s mixed use zones and encourage more mixed use development combining residential and nonresidential uses. With Phase 1 of the project, new zoning designations were established in the City’s Land Development Code (LDC) that, on balance, feature fewer regulatory and process burdens than the existing mixed use zones. Phase 2 will update the City’s Official Zoning Map by converting some existing mixed use zones to the new Commercial Mixed Use (CMU) Zones. The first public hearing for Phase 2 is being scheduled for mid-June. Information on the project can be found online. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/cd/page/open-house-new-mixed-use-zones for more info.  

Chess Games and Lessons. Monroe Community Library, 380 N 5th St., 5 p.m. Free. Come and play a game of chess or get a little help with your game. In the Fireplace lobby. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/chess-games-and-lessons-3for more info.    

Live Music at Common Fields: Erika Gabonay. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6:00 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. Join Erika Gabonayon Wednesday and Thursday evenings for dinner and enjoy live music while you eat! Concerts are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Seating is limited and first-come, first-serve. All of the concerts are family friendly.Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com for more info. 

Solid Waste Advisory Council Meeting. 6 p.m. Free. The next monthly SWAC meeting will take place via Go To Meeting: Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://meet.goto.com/972646029. Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/swac/page/solid-waste-advisory-council-meeting-2 for more info. 

Singcronicity. Old World Deli, 341 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Singcronicitylive at the Old World Center!Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com for more info.   

WEEKDAYS at the WHITESIDE presents: Major League. The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $5. The new owner of a baseball team threatens to move the team unless they deliver immediate results. She then fills the roster with has-beens and never-will-bes to guarantee their failure. Things get even wackier when the team miraculously rallies together and starts to win. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/movies.html for more info.  

Thursday, May 26   

Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Free. 9:30 a.m. Main Meeting Room. Join us for a 20-minute, all-ages storytime at the Corvallis Public Library’s Main Meeting Room. Short stories, songs, and rhymes will be shared. Children must be accompanied by a grown-up. All participants must follow current face covering/distancing guidelines. Capacity is limited. Please submit a registration form for EACH CHILD AND GROWN-UP who will attend. Visithttps://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/storytime-31for more info.   

Julie Green’s The Last Supper: Final Plates. Corvallis Museum, 411 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Free. Nationally renowned artist and Oregon State University art professor Julie Green (they/them) began this series of paintings on second-hand ceramic plates in the 1990s after reading about the final meals of inmates on death row in Oklahoma. Each cobalt blue-painted meal includes the date of the execution and the state where it occurred.The Corvallis Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/index.php/visit/corvallis-museum-visitor-info for more info.        

Two Water Ways. Philomath Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Free. Regional artists Pam Serra-Wenz and Bill Shumway have been painting water images featured in their “Two Water Ways” exhibition series for several years. The Philomath Museum hosts their fourth exhibition, which includes many new works completed during the pandemic. Visit https://www.bentoncountymuseum.org for more info.  

Art About Agriculture: The Sustainable Feast. Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. The 39th annual Art About Agriculture Competition and Touring Exhibition 2022: The Sustainable Feast will celebrate the region’s sustainable, diverse, and innovative food. Working closely with Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center, this year’s open call asks artists to reflect on food, including production of ingredients, preparation of food, food packaging, cooking food, sharing meals, dining, and presentation. These pieces will explore important food topics such as environmental impact, food waste reduction, nose-to-tail cooking, food ethics, local foods, food for medical needs, reduced waste food packaging solutions, plant varieties for enjoyment and disease resistance, sustainable fisheries, grassland management, food science, and nutrition among many others. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/art-about-agriculture-competition-and-touring-exhibition-2022-sustainable-feast for more info.  

Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Free. 10:30 a.m. Main Meeting Room. Join us for a 20-minute, all-ages storytime at the Corvallis Public Library’s Main Meeting Room. Short stories, songs, and rhymes will be shared. Children must be accompanied by a grown-up. All participants must follow current face covering/distancing guidelines. Capacity is limited. Please submit a registration form for EACH CHILD AND GROWN-UP who will attend. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/storytime-48for more info.   

Baby Storytime at the Monroe Community Library. Monroe Community Library, 380 N 5th St., Monroe. 11 a.m. Free. Baby Story Time for birth to 24 months at the Monroe Community Library, 380 N 5th Street in Monroe, OR. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/baby-storytime-monroe-community-library-4for more info. 

Serena Swanson: Glitter is Not Allowed. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m.-5p.m. Free. The Corrine Woodman Gallery presents the artwork of Serena Swanson, winner of the 2021 The Arts Center Student Award. Swanson is a recent arts major graduate from Oregon State University, and pursues a lighthearted, childlike attitude towards art making in this exhibit. Learn more. The Arts Center is located at 700 SW Madison Ave. in Corvallis. Admission is free (donations are gratefully accepted). Visit https://theartscenter.net/serena-swanson-glitter-is-not-allowed for more info.    

A Journey: Hanne Niederhausen& Judith Wyss. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12p.m.-5p.m. Free. Hanne Niederhausen and Judith Wyss show artworks that span the second-half of their careers. Their artistic exploration illustrates that creativity can be enhanced by experience and that creative exploration is an important element in an artist’s life. Visit https://theartscenter.net/a-journey-niederhausen-wyss for more info.   

Historic Preservation Month: Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony. Corvallis Museum, 411 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Free. The theme of 2022’s Historic Preservation Month in Benton County is “More Than Ever, This Place Matters.” Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony – Awards will be presented to those persons in our community that are exemplary historic preservationist and educators. Savory bites and non-alcoholic drinks will be served. Keynote Speaker: William G. Robbins, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History at Oregon State University, will speak on the topic of his soon-to-be published book about the history of Benton County. Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/hrc/page/historic-preservation-month for more info.         

Live Music at Common Fields: Brian James. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6:00 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. Join Brian Jameson Wednesday and Thursday evenings for dinner and enjoy live music while you eat! Concerts are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Seating is limited and first-come, first-serve. All of the concerts are family friendly.Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com for more info. 

Sarah Saul’s JAZZ JAM. Old World Deli, 341 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m.  Free. Sarah Saul’s JAZZ JAMlive at the Old World Center! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com for more info.    

Friday, May 27  

Julie Green’s The Last Supper: Final Plates. Corvallis Museum, 411 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Free. Nationally renowned artist and Oregon State University art professor Julie Green (they/them) began this series of paintings on second-hand ceramic plates in the 1990s after reading about the final meals of inmates on death row in Oklahoma. Each cobalt blue-painted meal includes the date of the execution and the state where it occurred.The Corvallis Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/index.php/visit/corvallis-museum-visitor-info for more info.        

Two Water Ways. Philomath Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Free. Regional artists Pam Serra-Wenz and Bill Shumway have been painting water images featured in their “Two Water Ways” exhibition series for several years. The Philomath Museum hosts their fourth exhibition, which includes many new works completed during the pandemic. Visit https://www.bentoncountymuseum.org for more info.  

Art About Agriculture: The Sustainable Feast. Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. The 39th annual Art About Agriculture Competition and Touring Exhibition 2022: The Sustainable Feast will celebrate the region’s sustainable, diverse, and innovative food. Working closely with Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center, this year’s open call asks artists to reflect on food, including production of ingredients, preparation of food, food packaging, cooking food, sharing meals, dining, and presentation. These pieces will explore important food topics such as environmental impact, food waste reduction, nose-to-tail cooking, food ethics, local foods, food for medical needs, reduced waste food packaging solutions, plant varieties for enjoyment and disease resistance, sustainable fisheries, grassland management, food science, and nutrition among many others. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/art-about-agriculture-competition-and-touring-exhibition-2022-sustainable-feast for more info.  

A Journey: Hanne Niederhausen& Judith Wyss. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12p.m.-5p.m. Free. Hanne Niederhausen and Judith Wyss show artworks that span the second-half of their careers. Their artistic exploration illustrates that creativity can be enhanced by experience and that creative exploration is an important element in an artist’s life. Visit https://theartscenter.net/a-journey-niederhausen-wyss for more info.   

Serena Swanson: Glitter is Not Allowed. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m.-5p.m. Free. The Corrine Woodman Gallery presents the artwork of Serena Swanson, winner of the 2021 The Arts Center Student Award. Swanson is a recent arts major graduate from Oregon State University, and pursues a lighthearted, childlike attitude towards art making in this exhibit. Learn more. The Arts Center is located at 700 SW Madison Ave. in Corvallis. Admission is free (donations are gratefully accepted). Visit https://theartscenter.net/serena-swanson-glitter-is-not-allowed for more info.    

Memorial Day Weekend Open House: Bluebird Hill Cellars. Bluebird Hill Cellars, 25059 Larson Rd., Monroe. 12 p.m.-5p.m.$10-$25. Join Bluebird Hill Cellars for their Memorial Day Weekend Open House May 27 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and May 28-30 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Taste their award-winning current releases and enjoy their new releases: 2021 Pinot Gris, 2021 Duology White Wine Blend and the 2021 Rosé of Pinot Noir. Visit https://www.bluebirdhillcellars.wine/events/bluebird-hill-cellars-memorial-weekend-open-house-2022-05-27-15-00 for more info.  

Historic Preservation Month: Samuel Whiteside Family House and Barn Tour. Bellfountain Road, 6154 Bellfountain Rd., Corvallis. Samuel Whiteside Family House and Barn Tour – Tour of the Samuel Whiteside 1880s house and 1901 Skipton barn. We’ll go over the basic history of the structures and farm outbuildings, discussing the plan for their restoration, preservation and adaptive re-use. In the case of the Skipton barn, when is your building too far gone to save? We’ll discuss how to determine the pros and cons of saving such a barn, what options one could consider in salvaging, re-using or re-building. We will not be able to go inside these structures as they are very unstable but we can see inside to the barn and move around and discuss structural issues, ideas on how to best preserve the history and character of these vernacular structures that were a part of early Benton County settler history. Guide: Autumn Peterson. Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/hrc/page/historic-preservation-month for more info. 

The Incompatibles. Old World Deli, 341 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m.  Free. The Incompatibleslive at the Old World Center! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com for more info.    

Whiteside Live: The Burlesque Over Broadway Spectacular.Whiteside Theatre ,361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. $20-$30. Lacy Productions and the Whiteside Theatre Presents “The Burlesque Over Broadway Spectacular.” This teasing, titillating, and toe-tapping tribute to the best musical theatre on stage and in film happens on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance for VIP seating (first four center row seats) and $20 for general admission. On the day of, tickets are $30 for VIP seating and $25 for general admission. Visit https://www.lacyproductions.org/productions/burlesque-over-broadway-whiteside-theatre for more info.