Events Calendar, July 19 to July 26

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.

Have an upcoming event, or need to update info for an event…? Let us know: calendar@corvallisadvocate.com.

Event organizers may make changes without notice to us.

Friday, July 19

Downtown Corvallis Summer Sidewalk Sale. Various Businesses, Downtown, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free. Get ready shoppers! Put on your comfy shoes. Corvallis’ downtown shops will take to the sidewalks for the Downtown Sidewalk Sales Friday, July 19, through Sunday, July 21. Come shop the sidewalk sales in beautiful downtown Corvallis! Retailers throughout downtown Corvallis invite you to enjoy our charming downtown while browsing their annual sidewalk sales. Bring friends and enjoy lunch at one of our downtown restaurants, or browse a few of our art galleries while you’re here, too! Retailers: 1972, Bursts Chocolate, Conundrum House, Five Star Sports, Footwise, Greenhouse, Guardian Games, Heartland Humane Thrift Shop, Inkwell, Miss Meers, Northern Star, Peak Sports, Raw Hair Society, ReStyle Home, ReVolve, Runway Fashion, Second Glance, Seoul Sisters, Sibling Revelry, The Book Bin, The Clothes Tree, The Golden Crane, and The Toy Factory. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1192734888595195/ for more info.

Liz Grant – Metalsmith. LaSells Stewart Center, Murdoch Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. New to our artisan case in the Murdoch Gallery, and just in time for graduation gifting. The jewelry of Philomath, OR metalsmith Liz Grant is on view and available for purchase through September. Exhibition dates: June 7, 2024 – September 30, 2024. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/liz-grant-metalsmith for more info.

Corvallis Corkscrew. Corvallis Municipal Airport, SW Airport Pl., Corvallis. 9 a.m. Free. Come down to the Corvallis Airport and watch the annual Corvallis Corkscrew aerobatic competition! Bring folding chairs and blankets to sit on the grass and watch the flying. It’s not an air show, but you’ll still be able to see planes spinning around in the sky competing in five different classes. Families welcome! Exact times are weather-dependent, so keep an eye on this event page for updates. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/corvallis-municipal-airport/corvallis-corkscrew/2156666478041532/ for more info.

Summer Arts Adventures 2024! The Art Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mondays – Fridays, July 8 – August 9. $200 – $220. High Quality Arts Learning Opportunities for Youth. Full & Half Day Options Available! Looking for a fun, creative outlet for your kids over the summer? Look no further, The Arts Center has full & half-day art classes for ages 4-7, 8-12, and 13 & up in a wide variety of artistic mediums! Week 1 7/08-7/12 : Clay Creations: Hand Building (Ages 8-12). Week 2 7/15-7/19: Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12), Drawing from Life (Ages 4-7), Drawing from Life (Ages 8-12), Clay Creations – Hand Building (Ages 13-18). Week 3: 7/22- 7/26, Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12), Zine Means (Ages 4-7), Your Daily Journal- Writing & Drawing (Ages 8-12),  Clay Creations- Wheel Throwing (Ages 13-18). Week 4: 7/29- 8/2, Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12, Drawing from Life (Ages 4-7), ), Zine Means (Ages 8-12), Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 13-18), Digital Art Making (Ages 13-18). Week 5: 8/5- 8/9, Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12), Book Making (Ages 8-12), Clay Creations- Wheel Throwing (Ages 13-18), Game Design (Ages 8-12). Visit https://theartscenter.net/summer-arts-adventures-2024/ for more info.

The Big Picture: American Quilts from the Volckening Collection. Philomath Museum, 1101 Main Street, Philomath. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. When museums first started hanging quilts on walls, it was groundbreaking. The quilts were presented as large-scale works of art — big pictures — and that’s when people really began to recognize the greatness of quiltmaking in America. It was a distinct visual art form, with a rich, vibrant history. Learn more. The Philomath Museum, located at 1101 Main Street in Philomath, is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 12, 2024. Visit https://bentoncountymuseums.org/exhibits/the-big-picture-american-quilts-from-the-volckening-collection/ for more info.

The Spirit Coalescent. Corvallis Museum, 411 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis. Wed. – Sat, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sun., 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. The Benton County Historical Society is honored to host an art exhibit related to the new commission that Franklin Piland, Julia Keefe, and Delbert Anderson, three incredible Indigenous musicians, have created for the opening weekend of PRAx at OSU. The Spirit Coalescent was a project that combined original instrumental compositions of The Delbert Anderson Trio, eight giant multi-media visual art pieces by paintere Karen Ellsbury and photographer Patrick Hazen, dynamic choreography from Maura Garcia, and tied together through the poetry of James Pakootas.Visit https://bentoncountymuseums.org/exhibits/spirit-coalescent/ for more info.

Sonic Booms: How the Sound and Science of Technology Created Pop Music. Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts, 470 SW 15th Street, Corvallis. Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Free.  The inaugural exhibition in PRAx connects our gallery programming to the musical side of our mission. “Sonic Booms: How the Sound and Science of Technology Created Pop Music” unveils how advancements in science and technology drove the development of pop forms over the past 150 years of music-making. In addition to historical objects – including the original mini-Moog synthesizer and a 19th century wax cylinder player invented by Thomas Edison – interactive displays anchor the exhibition, inviting the visitor to participate in the history they are encountering. Come make your own hip-hop beats, mix a record and listen to the ways in which recording fidelity has evolved over the decades. Visit https://prax.oregonstate.edu/visual-arts/exhibitions-prax/sonic-booms for more info.

Bringing the World Together: Paintings, Prints & Panels by Betty LaDuke. Philomath Museum, 1101 Main Street, Philomath. Wed – Sat, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. LaDuke’s current exhibitions focus on social justice from multiple perspectives, with colorful, elaborate totems and turtles carrying messages of resilience. This retrospective art exhibition includes paintings, prints and panels created between 1972 and 2023. Other recent exhibits by Betty LaDuke include Fire, Fury, and Resilience: Totem Witnesses and Totem Wisdom, and Turtle Wisdom: Personal, Political, and Playful. In 1993, La Duke received the Oregon Governor’s Award in the Arts. In 1996, she received the National Art Education Association’s Ziegfeld Award for Distinguished International Leadership and the Oregon Medallion Award 2019. The Philomath Museum, located at 1101 Main Street in Philomath, is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Visit https://bentoncountymuseums.org/exhibits/bringing-the-world-together-paintings-prints-panels-by-betty-laduke/ for more info.

Playdemonium. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. (donations are gratefully accepted) Playdemonium, a fusion of play and pandemonium, underscores the profound energy and enduring impact of playful experimentation in art. The exhibition explores the multicultural experiences of Chinese born artist, Coco Ma and New Zealand born artist, Robin Kerr. Both artists utilize playful and multifaceted abstraction to explore complex themes of identity and personal relationships. Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until August 24, 2024. Visit https://theartscenter.net/playdemonium-robin-kerr-coco-ma/ for more info.

Nathan Danilowicz: The 4th Wall. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. (donations are gratefully accepted) Through his established practice of geometric abstract drawing and painting, Nathan Danilowicz responds directly to the Corrine Woodman Gallery, as he considers the convention of the 4th wall in relation to the architecture and the phenomenological experience of The Arts Center. Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until July 27, 2024. Visit https://theartscenter.net/the-4th-wall-nathan-danilowicz/ for more info.

TESTING Nerf Blasters. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3 p.m. –  5 p.m. Free. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/testing-nerf-blasters-20254 for more info.

Friday Night Readers’ Theatre: Grace & Glorie. Tyee Wine Cellars, 26335 Greenberry Road, Corvallis. 5 p.m. $15. Tyee Wine Cellars for Friday Night Readers’ Theatre, featuring Grace & Glorie, a play by Tom Ziegler, with Charlotte Headrick and Harriet Owen-Nixon, directed by Rick Wallace. Admission is $15. Tickets are available at Tyee Wine Cellars, or online at TyeeWine.com. Proceeds will be donated to the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation to support Corvallis School District Theaters. The gates open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Snacks and wine will be available for purchase. Guests may bring their own picnic, but no outside alcohol. The venue is an open air barn and lawn with picnic tables and folding chairs for seating. Guests are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs. No animals other than service dogs are allowed. Visit https://www.tyeewine.com/upcoming-events for more info.

Crowned Splendor. LaSells Stewart Center, Murdoch Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Mon. – Fri., 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Free. Flowers have held human beings in their thrall since time immemorial. Crowned Splendor is a celebration of floral majesty and the compelling intricacy of botanical beauty. Showcasing their vibrant colors, delicate petals, and the timeless allure that flowers radiate. This exhibit delivers attendees an ocular love letter to these queens of nature. Exhibition dates: July 1 – August 23, 2024. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/crowned-splendor for more info.

Live Music at Lumos: Piano in the Vineyard. Lumos Wine Co., 24000 Cardwell Hill Drive, Philomath. 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Free. Join Lumos Wine Co. for live music in the afternoons and evenings during the summer. Corvallis-OSU Piano International presents an enchanted evening of classical piano music. Watch the sun set over Mary’s Peak while enjoying music performed on a grand piano—outdoors! Seating is in a large, open field, so bring your own blanket or chairs and picnic dinner. Tickets are not yet available. Stay tuned for more information. Visit https://lumoswine.com/event/piano-in-the-vineyard/ for more info.

Beginner NERF for Tweens! Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. –  8:30 p.m. Free. Tweens in 4th & 5th grade come play beginner Nerf Games in July! Participants MUST register to attend this event; day-of walk-ins may not be accepted.The library will provide all Nerf blasters, darts, and snacks. Tweens, no need to bring your own blaster to this beginner friendly NERF event.This event opens at 6:30pm; the library closes at 6pm. Tweens at the library at close must exit and then re-enter through the library doors on Monroe Ave. Tweens will be released at 8:30pm through the same doors. NOTE: in addition to this registration, all tweens must turn in a permission form signed by a parent or guardian to participate. Permission forms will be available at the library at the Youth Desk as well as at the event. Forms may also be printed from here. Once submitted, the permission form is good for the entire summer. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/beginner-nerf-tweens-18357 for more info.

Live Music: Mule On Fire. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St, Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Mule On Fire bring their own particular Northwest weave of blues, folk, jazz, and traditional music. Show starts at 7. Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com/#Events for more info.

Whiteside Live Presents: Fireable Offense + Slippy and the Sheets. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis. 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10, Pre-Sale/ $15. Listen to live performance from Slippy and the Sheets and Fireable Offense at the Whiteside Theatre. Visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=244981 for more info.

Saturday, July 20

Downtown Corvallis Summer Sidewalk Sale. Various Businesses, Downtown, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free. Get ready shoppers! Put on your comfy shoes. Corvallis’ downtown shops will take to the sidewalks for the Downtown Sidewalk Sales Friday, July 19, through Sunday, July 21. Come shop the sidewalk sales in beautiful downtown Corvallis! Retailers throughout downtown Corvallis invite you to enjoy our charming downtown while browsing their annual sidewalk sales. Bring friends and enjoy lunch at one of our downtown restaurants, or browse a few of our art galleries while you’re here, too! Retailers: 1972, Bursts Chocolate, Conundrum House, Five Star Sports, Footwise, Greenhouse, Guardian Games, Heartland Humane Thrift Shop, Inkwell, Miss Meers, Northern Star, Peak Sports, Raw Hair Society, ReStyle Home, ReVolve, Runway Fashion, Second Glance, Seoul Sisters, Sibling Revelry, The Book Bin, The Clothes Tree, The Golden Crane, and The Toy Factory. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1192734888595195/ for more info.

Corvallis Farmers Market. Downtown Corvallis, First Street, 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 in downtown Corvallis. The Farmers Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and more, which features a beautifully designed multimodal path along the river and a playful interactive fountain. Visit https://locallygrown.org/corvallis-saturday-market/ for more info.

CIP Summer Park Tour. Porter Park, 1895 NW Hayes Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 a.m. Explore Corvallis parks! A free and informal meetup for children and families. Location rotates weekly. Parent/guardian attendance required. Sponsored by Corvallis Indoor Park. Ages 0–12. FREE Event! Mondays, June 17–August 26, 9:30am–12pm & Saturdays, July 20 & August 17, 9:30am–12pm. Visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/15cRGpgfLstRJLf3AtMFIetTbJ0lv96gHWD1U3DAS6ts/ for more info.

Graand Kinetic Challenge. Crystal Lake Park, Benton County Fairgrounds, 100 SW Fischer Lane, Corvallis. 9 a.m. Free, $5 parking. The Graand Kinetic Challenge is a 2-day race where human-powered, pedal-pushed, kinetic art sculpture vehicles compete over a course that runs throughout Corvallis traversing over land, over sand, through mud, and floating on the Willamette River. Saturday morning starts at Crystal Lake Park, with racers taking off at 1:15! Photo Op at OSU’s PRAx, and then the Sand Dune Challenge at BC Fairgrounds. Sunday morning at Crystal Lake Park for Mud Bog & Willamette River entry. Visit https://www.davincidays.org/2024-schedule-of-events for more info.

The Big Picture: American Quilts from the Volckening Collection. Philomath Museum, 1101 Main Street, Philomath. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. When museums first started hanging quilts on walls, it was groundbreaking. The quilts were presented as large-scale works of art — big pictures — and that’s when people really began to recognize the greatness of quiltmaking in America. It was a distinct visual art form, with a rich, vibrant history. Learn more. The Philomath Museum, located at 1101 Main Street in Philomath, is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 12, 2024. Visit https://bentoncountymuseums.org/exhibits/the-big-picture-american-quilts-from-the-volckening-collection/ for more info.

The Spirit Coalescent. Corvallis Museum, 411 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis. Wed. – Sat, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sun., 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. The Benton County Historical Society is honored to host an art exhibit related to the new commission that Franklin Piland, Julia Keefe, and Delbert Anderson, three incredible Indigenous musicians, have created for the opening weekend of PRAx at OSU. The Spirit Coalescent was a project that combined original instrumental compositions of The Delbert Anderson Trio, eight giant multi-media visual art pieces by paintere Karen Ellsbury and photographer Patrick Hazen, dynamic choreography from Maura Garcia, and tied together through the poetry of James Pakootas.Visit https://bentoncountymuseums.org/exhibits/spirit-coalescent/ for more info.

Government Comment Corner – City Manager Shepard. 10 a.m. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Corvallis. City Manager Mark Shepard will host Government Comment Corner at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please stop by to say hello and ask your questions about local government. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc/page/government-comment-corner-city-manager-shepard for more info.

¡Los Cuentos! Bilingual Storytime. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Free. ¡Los Cuentos! is a bilingual storytime, in Spanish and English, for children of all ages. 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/los-cuentos-bilingual-storytime-16833 for more info.

Sonic Booms: How the Sound and Science of Technology Created Pop Music. Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts, 470 SW 15th Street, Corvallis. Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Free.  The inaugural exhibition in PRAx connects our gallery programming to the musical side of our mission. “Sonic Booms: How the Sound and Science of Technology Created Pop Music” unveils how advancements in science and technology drove the development of pop forms over the past 150 years of music-making. In addition to historical objects – including the original mini-Moog synthesizer and a 19th century wax cylinder player invented by Thomas Edison – interactive displays anchor the exhibition, inviting the visitor to participate in the history they are encountering. Come make your own hip-hop beats, mix a record and listen to the ways in which recording fidelity has evolved over the decades. Visit https://prax.oregonstate.edu/visual-arts/exhibitions-prax/sonic-booms for more info.

LEGO Block Blast! at the Monroe Community Library. Monroe Lobby, Monroe Community Library, 380 N 5th St. Monroe. 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Bring your friends to the library and hang out playing LEGOs, listening to music, and having snacks! Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/lego-block-blast-monroe-community-library-18304 for more info.

Playdemonium. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. (donations are gratefully accepted) Playdemonium, a fusion of play and pandemonium, underscores the profound energy and enduring impact of playful experimentation in art. The exhibition explores the multicultural experiences of Chinese born artist, Coco Ma and New Zealand born artist, Robin Kerr. Both artists utilize playful and multifaceted abstraction to explore complex themes of identity and personal relationships. Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until August 24, 2024. Visit https://theartscenter.net/playdemonium-robin-kerr-coco-ma/ for more info.

Nathan Danilowicz: The 4th Wall. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. (donations are gratefully accepted) Through his established practice of geometric abstract drawing and painting, Nathan Danilowicz responds directly to the Corrine Woodman Gallery, as he considers the convention of the 4th wall in relation to the architecture and the phenomenological experience of The Arts Center. Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until July 27, 2024. Visit https://theartscenter.net/the-4th-wall-nathan-danilowicz/ for more info.

Sip & Stroll. Downtown, Philomath. 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. $20 – $30. Enjoy an afternoon stroll through Downtown Philomath tasting local beer, wine, and spirits from over 20 vendors. Take advantage of a discount on pre-sale tickets through July 19, 2024 at 5 p.m. $20/person – Includes wine glass, wristband and 10 tasting tokens. $30/person – Includes tumbler, wristband and 10 tasting tokens (first 200 sold). Additional drink tokens – 5 tokens for $5. Pre-sale tickets are non-refundable. Pick them up at the True Value parking lot on the day of event. Day of the Event Ticket Sales (until 6 p.m.) $20/person – Includes wine glass, wristband and 5 tasting tokens.  $30/person – Includes tumbler, wristband and 5 tasting tokens. Additional drink tokens – 5 tokens for $5. On the day of the event, tickets will go on sale at 2:30 p.m. at the following locations: True Value Parking Lot, 1740 Main St., Philomath. or Les Schwab Tire,  838 Main St., Philomath. Visit https://www.chamberorganizer.com/Calendar/moreinfo_responsive.php?eventid=489035&org_id=PHIL for more info.

Saturday Night Readers’ Theatre: Grace & Glorie. Tyee Wine Cellars, 26335 Greenberry Road, Corvallis. 5 p.m. $15. Tyee Wine Cellars for Friday Night Readers’ Theatre, featuring Grace & Glorie, a play by Tom Ziegler, with Charlotte Headrick and Harriet Owen-Nixon, directed by Rick Wallace. Admission is $15. Tickets are available at Tyee Wine Cellars, or online at TyeeWine.com. Proceeds will be donated to the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation to support Corvallis School District Theaters. The gates open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Snacks and wine will be available for purchase. Guests may bring their own picnic, but no outside alcohol. The venue is an open air barn and lawn with picnic tables and folding chairs for seating. Guests are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs. No animals other than service dogs are allowed. Visit https://www.tyeewine.com/upcoming-events for more info.

Crowned Splendor. LaSells Stewart Center, Murdoch Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Mon. – Fri., 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Free. Flowers have held human beings in their thrall since time immemorial. Crowned Splendor is a celebration of floral majesty and the compelling intricacy of botanical beauty. Showcasing their vibrant colors, delicate petals, and the timeless allure that flowers radiate. This exhibit delivers attendees an ocular love letter to these queens of nature. Exhibition dates: July 1 – August 23, 2024. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/crowned-splendor for more info.

Havana Nights at Common Fields. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Free. It’s Salsa night at Common Fields! DJ Osvaldo is coming from Portland to spin Cuban salsa, bachata merengue and other favorites from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Try out some new moves with a free salsa class at 6:15 p.m. no experience or partner necessary! Bring the family and come enjoy the action. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/950575960093836/ for more info.

Live Music at Lumos: Piano in the Vineyard. Lumos Wine Co., 24000 Cardwell Hill Drive, Philomath. 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Free. Join Lumos Wine Co. for live music in the afternoons and evenings during the summer. Corvallis-OSU Piano International presents an enchanted evening of classical piano music. Watch the sun set over Mary’s Peak while enjoying music performed on a grand piano—outdoors! Seating is in a large, open field, so bring your own blanket or chairs and picnic dinner. Tickets are not yet available. Stay tuned for more information. Visit https://lumoswine.com/event/piano-in-the-vineyard/ for more info.

Live Music: Jeanne Gregg Band. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St, Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Join the Jeanne Gregg Band at the Old World Deli for a night of rhythm & blues! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com/#Events for more info.

Majestic Theatre’s Picnic in the Park. Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Bring a blanket or folding chairs and enjoy an evening of some of your favorite Broadway songs sung by gifted singers. All Ages. Starker Arts Park – Peffer Amphitheater Saturdays, July 20 & August 17, 7–9pm. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/parksrec/page/majestic-theatres-picnic-park for more info.

Live @ The Whiteside Theatre: Idle Hands Trio. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis. 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10, Pre-Sale/ $15. Creative Acoustic music performed by Ben Woodman, Nick Rivard, & Dave Chill. “The finger pointing at the moon” available on Spotify and more. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/#calendar-5d97f094-c9f1-4f4e-978b-f6354303c339-event-lynx27ct for more info.

80s Dance Party on the Rooftop. Sky High Brewing, 160 NW Jackson Avenue, Corvallis. 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. $15. Dance the night away to your favorite 80s hits on the rooftop of Sky High Brewing. Local DJ The Turntable Enabler will spin 80s music while you show off your hottest 80s fashion attire on the dance floor. Tickets are $15 and available online. Tickets at the door will be very limited, so be sure to buy in advance online. This event is 21+ only. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1132374167997436/ for more info.

Full Moon Paranormal History Tour. The Clothes Tree, 204 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. $29.  Join this Paranormal History Tour at the spookiest time of the month – the full moon! – for a spine-chilling adventure. Get ready to delve into the eerie world of ghosts, murder, and grisly accidents. You’ll spend an hour hearing hair-raising stories outside the downtown Corvallis buildings where these hauntings, crimes, and grisly accidents. Spooky experience starts on the sidewalk outside The Clothes Tree (2nd and Madison). Visit https://ticketstripe.com/full-moon-paranormal-20-july for more info.

Sunday, July 21

Downtown Corvallis Summer Sidewalk Sale. Various Businesses, Downtown, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free. Get ready shoppers! Put on your comfy shoes. Corvallis’ downtown shops will take to the sidewalks for the Downtown Sidewalk Sales Friday, July 19, through Sunday, July 21. Come shop the sidewalk sales in beautiful downtown Corvallis! Retailers throughout downtown Corvallis invite you to enjoy our charming downtown while browsing their annual sidewalk sales. Bring friends and enjoy lunch at one of our downtown restaurants, or browse a few of our art galleries while you’re here, too! Retailers: 1972, Bursts Chocolate, Conundrum House, Five Star Sports, Footwise, Greenhouse, Guardian Games, Heartland Humane Thrift Shop, Inkwell, Miss Meers, Northern Star, Peak Sports, Raw Hair Society, ReStyle Home, ReVolve, Runway Fashion, Second Glance, Seoul Sisters, Sibling Revelry, The Book Bin, The Clothes Tree, The Golden Crane, and The Toy Factory. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1192734888595195/ for more info.

Graand Kinetic Challenge. Crystal Lake Park, Benton County Fairgrounds, 100 SW Fischer Lane, Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free, $5 parking. The Graand Kinetic Challenge is a 2-day race where human-powered, pedal-pushed, kinetic art sculpture vehicles compete over a course that runs throughout Corvallis traversing over land, over sand, through mud, and floating on the Willamette River. Saturday morning starts at Crystal Lake Park, with racers taking off at 1:15! Photo Op at OSU’s PRAx, and then the Sand Dune Challenge at BC Fairgrounds. Sunday morning at Crystal Lake Park for Mud Bog & Willamette River entry. Visit https://www.davincidays.org/2024-schedule-of-events for more info.

The Spirit Coalescent. Corvallis Museum, 411 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis. Wed. – Sat, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sun., 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. The Benton County Historical Society is honored to host an art exhibit related to the new commission that Franklin Piland, Julia Keefe, and Delbert Anderson, three incredible Indigenous musicians, have created for the opening weekend of PRAx at OSU. The Spirit Coalescent was a project that combined original instrumental compositions of The Delbert Anderson Trio, eight giant multi-media visual art pieces by paintere Karen Ellsbury and photographer Patrick Hazen, dynamic choreography from Maura Garcia, and tied together through the poetry of James Pakootas.Visit https://bentoncountymuseums.org/exhibits/spirit-coalescent/ for more info.

Open Streets Corvallis. Cloveland Park, Garfield Park, & NW Garfield Ave., Corvallis. 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Free. Join us for our 6th annual free street festival that reimagines our shared public spaces. A mile of city streets between Cloverland Park and Garfield Park will be closed to vehicles and open up for people to walk, bike, and roll. You’ll find giant games in the parks, bicycle-powered rides, cultural activities, local food and drink, street installations, dance, music and more. There will also be a parade led by local funk and jazz band, DTW, leaving from Cloverland Park at 11:30 am. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/publicworks/page/open-streets-corvallis-0 for more info.

Philomath Farmers Market. Philomath Public Library, 1050 Applegate Street, Philomath. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free. Empower local food growers, producers, and makers to contribute to a thriving localized economy. Improve the accessibility, affordability, and availability of food within our community. Create inclusive space to foster community building and gathering to encourage collaboration, understanding, and shared experiences. Visit https://philomathfarmersmarket.org/ for more info.

Sounds of Summer Sundays: The Austin Trio. Airlie Winery, 15305 Dunn Forest Road, Monmouth. 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. $10. Join Airlie Winery for music and wine. Airlie welcomes picnics, lawn chairs, kids and dogs at their events. They’ll have wine for sale by the bottle or the glass. Admission is $10. Visit https://airliewinery.orderport.net/wines/Tickets for more info.

Monday, July 22

Liz Grant – Metalsmith. LaSells Stewart Center, Murdoch Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. New to our artisan case in the Murdoch Gallery, and just in time for graduation gifting. The jewelry of Philomath, OR metalsmith Liz Grant is on view and available for purchase through September. Exhibition dates: June 7, 2024 – September 30, 2024. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/liz-grant-metalsmith for more info.

Summer Arts Adventures 2024! The Art Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mondays – Fridays, July 8 – August 9. $200 – $220. High Quality Arts Learning Opportunities for Youth. Full & Half Day Options Available! Looking for a fun, creative outlet for your kids over the summer? Look no further, The Arts Center has full & half-day art classes for ages 4-7, 8-12, and 13 & up in a wide variety of artistic mediums! Week 1 7/08-7/12 : Clay Creations: Hand Building (Ages 8-12). Week 2 7/15-7/19: Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12), Drawing from Life (Ages 4-7), Drawing from Life (Ages 8-12), Clay Creations – Hand Building (Ages 13-18). Week 3: 7/22- 7/26, Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12), Zine Means (Ages 4-7), Your Daily Journal- Writing & Drawing (Ages 8-12),  Clay Creations- Wheel Throwing (Ages 13-18). Week 4: 7/29- 8/2, Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12, Drawing from Life (Ages 4-7), ), Zine Means (Ages 8-12), Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 13-18), Digital Art Making (Ages 13-18). Week 5: 8/5- 8/9, Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12), Book Making (Ages 8-12), Clay Creations- Wheel Throwing (Ages 13-18), Game Design (Ages 8-12). Visit https://theartscenter.net/summer-arts-adventures-2024/ for more info.

CIP Summer Park Tour. Lilly Park, 865 SE Lilly Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 a.m. Explore Corvallis parks! A free and informal meetup for children and families. Location rotates weekly. Parent/guardian attendance required. Sponsored by Corvallis Indoor Park. Ages 0–12. FREE Event! Mondays, June 17–August 26, 9:30am–12pm & Saturdays, July 20 & August 17, 9:30am–12pm. Visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/15cRGpgfLstRJLf3AtMFIetTbJ0lv96gHWD1U3DAS6ts/ for more info.

Terra Bella Farm Tour. Terra Bella Farm, 6959 NE Elliott Circle, Corvallis. 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. $5 – $12. Join Terra Bella Farm for an entertaining and educational hour on their 11-acre boutique farm. There are noses to “boop” and maybe you’ll even catch a kiss from an alpaca. Feed the alpacas, brush the goats, feed the ducks and chickens, collect eggs, take selfies with the animals and frolic with the goats. Enjoy a beautiful Willamette Valley view and hang out in the Heavenly Field for 30 minutes after the tour. There are options for a family farm tours or an adults only educational farm tour. Visit https://www.terrabella-farm.com/book-online for more info.

Economic Development Coalition Meeting. 4 p.m. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. The Economic Development Coalition (EDC) meeting will be held virtually and in-person at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend EDC meetings. This meeting is being held both virtually and in-person. Those who would like to attend the meeting may do so using this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6ielvcL3SRSnfL_W3gzMfg. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/advisorygroups-edc/page/economic-development-coalition-meeting-1 for more info.

Crowned Splendor. LaSells Stewart Center, Murdoch Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Mon. – Fri., 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Free. Flowers have held human beings in their thrall since time immemorial. Crowned Splendor is a celebration of floral majesty and the compelling intricacy of botanical beauty. Showcasing their vibrant colors, delicate petals, and the timeless allure that flowers radiate. This exhibit delivers attendees an ocular love letter to these queens of nature. Exhibition dates: July 1 – August 23, 2024. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/crowned-splendor for more info.

Walking Tour: A Sip of History. Courtyard by Marriott Corvallis, 400 Southwest 1st Street Corvallis. 6 p.m. $20. Even lifelong Corvallis folks are bound to discover new stories on this 75-minute guided walking adventure. Hear the last story at a local craft beer bar – The Biere Library – and toast with tulip pours to having learned about: the size of the mega ice dam that is now part of our fertile farms, the time when the Pacific Northwest was Siberia 2.0, the Kalapuya population after the Oregon Trail became famous, & how the Jetson’s-era played out in Corvallis. Our adventure launches from the Courtyard Marriott lobby. Visit https://ticketstripe.com/sip-of-history-22-july for more info.

Tuesday, July 23

Liz Grant – Metalsmith. LaSells Stewart Center, Murdoch Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. New to our artisan case in the Murdoch Gallery, and just in time for graduation gifting. The jewelry of Philomath, OR metalsmith Liz Grant is on view and available for purchase through September. Exhibition dates: June 7, 2024 – September 30, 2024. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/liz-grant-metalsmith for more info.

Summer Arts Adventures 2024! The Art Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mondays – Fridays, July 8 – August 9. $200 – $220. High Quality Arts Learning Opportunities for Youth. Full & Half Day Options Available! Looking for a fun, creative outlet for your kids over the summer? Look no further, The Arts Center has full & half-day art classes for ages 4-7, 8-12, and 13 & up in a wide variety of artistic mediums! Week 1 7/08-7/12 : Clay Creations: Hand Building (Ages 8-12). Week 2 7/15-7/19: Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12), Drawing from Life (Ages 4-7), Drawing from Life (Ages 8-12), Clay Creations – Hand Building (Ages 13-18). Week 3: 7/22- 7/26, Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12), Zine Means (Ages 4-7), Your Daily Journal- Writing & Drawing (Ages 8-12),  Clay Creations- Wheel Throwing (Ages 13-18). Week 4: 7/29- 8/2, Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12, Drawing from Life (Ages 4-7), ), Zine Means (Ages 8-12), Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 13-18), Digital Art Making (Ages 13-18). Week 5: 8/5- 8/9, Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12), Book Making (Ages 8-12), Clay Creations- Wheel Throwing (Ages 13-18), Game Design (Ages 8-12). Visit https://theartscenter.net/summer-arts-adventures-2024/ for more info.

Sonic Booms: How the Sound and Science of Technology Created Pop Music. Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts, 470 SW 15th Street, Corvallis. Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Free.  The inaugural exhibition in PRAx connects our gallery programming to the musical side of our mission. “Sonic Booms: How the Sound and Science of Technology Created Pop Music” unveils how advancements in science and technology drove the development of pop forms over the past 150 years of music-making. In addition to historical objects – including the original mini-Moog synthesizer and a 19th century wax cylinder player invented by Thomas Edison – interactive displays anchor the exhibition, inviting the visitor to participate in the history they are encountering. Come make your own hip-hop beats, mix a record and listen to the ways in which recording fidelity has evolved over the decades. Visit https://prax.oregonstate.edu/visual-arts/exhibitions-prax/sonic-booms for more info.

Outdoor Storytime. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Free. Join for a family storytime in Central Park every Tuesday and Thursday in June, July* and August*! If the weather is inclement, storytime will be held in the Main Meeting room in the Library. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/outdoor-storytime-18665 for more info.

Little Listeners Storytime at the Monroe Community Library. Monroe Large Meeting Room, Monroe Community Library, 380 N. 5th St., Monroe. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Free. 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. Children must be accompanied by a grown-up. Many lasting friendships start at storytime! Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/little-listeners-storytime-monroe-community-library-91 for more info.

Playdemonium. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. (donations are gratefully accepted) Playdemonium, a fusion of play and pandemonium, underscores the profound energy and enduring impact of playful experimentation in art. The exhibition explores the multicultural experiences of Chinese born artist, Coco Ma and New Zealand born artist, Robin Kerr. Both artists utilize playful and multifaceted abstraction to explore complex themes of identity and personal relationships. Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until August 24, 2024. Visit https://theartscenter.net/playdemonium-robin-kerr-coco-ma/ for more info.

Nathan Danilowicz: The 4th Wall. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. (donations are gratefully accepted) Through his established practice of geometric abstract drawing and painting, Nathan Danilowicz responds directly to the Corrine Woodman Gallery, as he considers the convention of the 4th wall in relation to the architecture and the phenomenological experience of The Arts Center. Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until July 27, 2024. Visit https://theartscenter.net/the-4th-wall-nathan-danilowicz/ for more info.

Fairy Houses. Monroe Large Meeting Room, Monroe Community Library, 380 N. 5th St., Monroe. 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Free. Construct and decorate a tiny home for a tiny friend. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/placeholder-sysops-fairy-houses-18773 for more info.

Fiesta con Nathalia: A bilingual family concert. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Free. Children’s songwriter Nathalia engages families in an interactive musical performance. From themes like space exploration to cruising down the Amazon River, her energetic songs will have families singing, dancing, even learning a little Spanish, in this fun multicultural experience! Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/fiesta-con-nathalia-bilingual-family-concert-18274 for more info.

Climate Action Advisory Board. 4:30 p.m. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Verbal testimony via telephone or their computer are encouraged to preregister at city@corvallisoregon.gov. Community members who wish to offer written testimony may do so by emailing comments to city@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/advisorygroups-caab/page/climate-action-advisory-board for more info.

Southtown Stand & Farmer’s Market. Flicker & Fir Farm, 1465 SE Alexander Avenue, Corvallis. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free. Browse fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as other good eats from a variety of vendors every Tuesday evening 5 p.m. to 7 p.m, May thru October. Various vendors sell eggs, vegan desserts, gluten free items, crafts, drinks, jams, pickles, plants, mushrooms, fruits, cookies, plants and more. Also several ready to eat vendors which may include: Tamales, Indian Food, Pizza and Salads. Linger and enjoy old-fashioned community fun and the Southtown Farmstand & Market, “Where the sidewalk ends and community begins.” The Southtown Farmstand & Market is dog- and kid-friendly.  Parking is limited. Biking and walking is encouraged.  This Market just off the South Corvallis Willamette Loop Bike Trail.  Every week there is live music as well! What is different about this market? Homegrown, backyard, cottage industry crafts, baked goods, canned goods, and VERY VERY  seasonal items! Plus a lovely natural farm setting with picnic tables, a campfire, music, nature, farm animals, and good old-fashioned community. Visit https://flickerandfir.com/markets/ for more info.

Craft Night with The Arts Center. Corvallis Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free. every other month at Corvallis Community Center (C3) for a drop-in crafting activity. All Ages. Corvallis Community Center, Every other 4th Tuesday, 5:30–7pm: Tuesday, July 23  Tuesday, September 24, Tuesday, November 26, Tuesday, January 28, Tuesday, March 25, Wednesday, July 24, Thursday, July 25, & Friday, July 26. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/parksrec/page/craft-night-arts-center for more info.

Crowned Splendor. LaSells Stewart Center, Murdoch Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Mon. – Fri., 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Free. Flowers have held human beings in their thrall since time immemorial. Crowned Splendor is a celebration of floral majesty and the compelling intricacy of botanical beauty. Showcasing their vibrant colors, delicate petals, and the timeless allure that flowers radiate. This exhibit delivers attendees an ocular love letter to these queens of nature. Exhibition dates: July 1 – August 23, 2024. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/crowned-splendor for more info.

Parenting Book Discussion: The Anxious Generation. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free. Join local teacher Kara Martinez and pediatrician Carolina Amador for a discussion of the book The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness by Jonathan Haidt. Come and discuss how smartphones are contributing to the youth mental health crisis. How did we get to where we are today? What can we do to support each other, and to help make change in our homes and communities? Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/hold-kara-martinez-book-discussion-19977 for more info.

Capital Targets & City Service Bill Rate Impacts Open House. 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Corvallis Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. To learn more about the purpose of this Open House, please click HERE. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/publicworks/page/capital-targets-city-service-bill-rate-impacts-open-house-0 for more info.

Concert in the Park: The Corvallis Community Band. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free. Join for a fun outdoor concert in Central Park each week. Enthusiastic audiences always join these summer celebrations. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic dinner! FREE Event for All Ages! Central Park Gazebo Tuesdays, June 18–August 27, 7:30–8:30pm. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/parksrec/page/corvallis-community-band-0 for more info.

Wednesday, July 24

Liz Grant – Metalsmith. LaSells Stewart Center, Murdoch Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. New to our artisan case in the Murdoch Gallery, and just in time for graduation gifting. The jewelry of Philomath, OR metalsmith Liz Grant is on view and available for purchase through September. Exhibition dates: June 7, 2024 – September 30, 2024. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/liz-grant-metalsmith for more info.

Summer Arts Adventures 2024! The Art Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mondays – Fridays, July 8 – August 9. $200 – $220. High Quality Arts Learning Opportunities for Youth. Full & Half Day Options Available! Looking for a fun, creative outlet for your kids over the summer? Look no further, The Arts Center has full & half-day art classes for ages 4-7, 8-12, and 13 & up in a wide variety of artistic mediums! Week 1 7/08-7/12 : Clay Creations: Hand Building (Ages 8-12). Week 2 7/15-7/19: Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12), Drawing from Life (Ages 4-7), Drawing from Life (Ages 8-12), Clay Creations – Hand Building (Ages 13-18). Week 3: 7/22- 7/26, Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12), Zine Means (Ages 4-7), Your Daily Journal- Writing & Drawing (Ages 8-12),  Clay Creations- Wheel Throwing (Ages 13-18). Week 4: 7/29- 8/2, Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12, Drawing from Life (Ages 4-7), ), Zine Means (Ages 8-12), Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 13-18), Digital Art Making (Ages 13-18). Week 5: 8/5- 8/9, Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12), Book Making (Ages 8-12), Clay Creations- Wheel Throwing (Ages 13-18), Game Design (Ages 8-12). Visit https://theartscenter.net/summer-arts-adventures-2024/ for more info.

Corvallis Farmers Market. Downtown Corvallis, First Street, 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 in downtown Corvallis. The Farmers Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and more, which features a beautifully designed multimodal path along the river and a playful interactive fountain. Visit https://locallygrown.org/corvallis-wednesday-market/ for more info.

Board of Commissioners Meeting with County Counsel plus Executive Session under ORS 192.660[2][h] to discuss potential litigation. 9 a.m. Chiaki “Jack” Yoshihara Meeting Room, Kalapuya Building, First Floor, 4500 SW Research Way, Corvallis. Visit https://boc.bentoncountyor.gov/events/july-24-2024-county-counsel-executive-session/ for more info.

Capital Targets & City Service Bill Rate Impacts Open House. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Fire Station #5, 4950 NW Fair Oaks Drive, Corvallis. To learn more about the purpose of this Open House, please click HERE. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/publicworks/page/capital-targets-city-service-bill-rate-impacts-open-house for more info.

The Big Picture: American Quilts from the Volckening Collection. Philomath Museum, 1101 Main Street, Philomath. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. When museums first started hanging quilts on walls, it was groundbreaking. The quilts were presented as large-scale works of art — big pictures — and that’s when people really began to recognize the greatness of quiltmaking in America. It was a distinct visual art form, with a rich, vibrant history. Learn more. The Philomath Museum, located at 1101 Main Street in Philomath, is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 12, 2024. Visit https://bentoncountymuseums.org/exhibits/the-big-picture-american-quilts-from-the-volckening-collection/ for more info.

The Spirit Coalescent. Corvallis Museum, 411 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis. Wed. – Sat, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sun., 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. The Benton County Historical Society is honored to host an art exhibit related to the new commission that Franklin Piland, Julia Keefe, and Delbert Anderson, three incredible Indigenous musicians, have created for the opening weekend of PRAx at OSU. The Spirit Coalescent was a project that combined original instrumental compositions of The Delbert Anderson Trio, eight giant multi-media visual art pieces by paintere Karen Ellsbury and photographer Patrick Hazen, dynamic choreography from Maura Garcia, and tied together through the poetry of James Pakootas.Visit https://bentoncountymuseums.org/exhibits/spirit-coalescent/ for more info.

Sonic Booms: How the Sound and Science of Technology Created Pop Music. Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts, 470 SW 15th Street, Corvallis. Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Free.  The inaugural exhibition in PRAx connects our gallery programming to the musical side of our mission. “Sonic Booms: How the Sound and Science of Technology Created Pop Music” unveils how advancements in science and technology drove the development of pop forms over the past 150 years of music-making. In addition to historical objects – including the original mini-Moog synthesizer and a 19th century wax cylinder player invented by Thomas Edison – interactive displays anchor the exhibition, inviting the visitor to participate in the history they are encountering. Come make your own hip-hop beats, mix a record and listen to the ways in which recording fidelity has evolved over the decades. Visit https://prax.oregonstate.edu/visual-arts/exhibitions-prax/sonic-booms for more info.

Infant Storytime. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Free. Infant Storytime is for children 0-12 months old. 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/infant-storytime-18332 for more info.

Philomath Storytime. Philomath Meeting Room, Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St, Philomath. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Free. Children of all ages and their families are invited to join us for an interactive storytime full of books, songs, and music. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/philomath-storytime-17432 for more info.

C3 Book Club. C3 (Corvallis Community Center), 2601 NW Tyler Ave, Corvallis. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free. C3 book Club meets once per month on 4th Wednesdays and is a collaboration between Corvallis Parks and Recreation and the Corvallis Benton County Public Library. Registration is required at Corvallis Parks and Rec. July 24, 2024: The Personal Librarian – Victoria C. Murray and Marie Benedict. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/c3-book-club-19588 for more info.

Playdemonium. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. (donations are gratefully accepted) Playdemonium, a fusion of play and pandemonium, underscores the profound energy and enduring impact of playful experimentation in art. The exhibition explores the multicultural experiences of Chinese born artist, Coco Ma and New Zealand born artist, Robin Kerr. Both artists utilize playful and multifaceted abstraction to explore complex themes of identity and personal relationships. Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until August 24, 2024. Visit https://theartscenter.net/playdemonium-robin-kerr-coco-ma/ for more info.

Nathan Danilowicz: The 4th Wall. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. (donations are gratefully accepted) Through his established practice of geometric abstract drawing and painting, Nathan Danilowicz responds directly to the Corrine Woodman Gallery, as he considers the convention of the 4th wall in relation to the architecture and the phenomenological experience of The Arts Center. Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until July 27, 2024. Visit https://theartscenter.net/the-4th-wall-nathan-danilowicz/ for more info.

Fairy Houses. Alsea Meeting Room, Alsea Community Library, 19192 Alsea Hwy., Alsea. 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Free. Construct and decorate a tiny home for a tiny friend. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/placeholder-sysops-fairy-houses-18774 for more info.

Water SDC Update Q&A Session (Developer Focus). 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This meeting will be open to the public via live online webinar. Click here to register to attend virtually on Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_soiIf1c7T0aGMAtosIohkQ. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/publicworks/page/water-sdc-update-qa-session-developer-focus for more info.

Corvallis Forest Stewardship Plan Update Task Force. 5 p.m. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. The Corvallis Forest Stewardship Plan Update Task Force Meeting will be held at 5:00 pm at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room and also virtually. This meeting is open to the community. To register to attend the meeting virtually via live webinar, please visit: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S3xd-BvNRUWr550DaPxFng. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/advisorygroups/page/corvallis-forest-stewardship-plan-update-task-force-13 for more info.

Tunes, Brews & BBQ with Brutal Bridges. Block 15 Brewing Co., 3415 SW Deschutes St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Free. Join for a series of summer music outside on the patio at our Southtown Tap Room location! We have weekly unique BBQ plate specials and desserts* with live music and fresh Block 15 beers for you to enjoy the first four Wednesdays in July. Admission is free. Seating is first come, first serve. They will also have a small area of grass for blankets and lawn chairs. Take a look at the schedule and food specials below! Music By: TUESDAY STRING BAND. BBQ Special: Brisket Burnt Ends, Texas Toast, Watermelon, Elotes. Dessert: Peach Shortcake from the Block 15 Bakery. *Menu is subject to changeVisit https://block15.com/events-1/2024/7/3/tunes-brews-amp-bbq-with-summer-of-love-28y6j-7alhd-5xhtj for more info.

Crowned Splendor. LaSells Stewart Center, Murdoch Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Mon. – Fri., 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Free. Flowers have held human beings in their thrall since time immemorial. Crowned Splendor is a celebration of floral majesty and the compelling intricacy of botanical beauty. Showcasing their vibrant colors, delicate petals, and the timeless allure that flowers radiate. This exhibit delivers attendees an ocular love letter to these queens of nature. Exhibition dates: July 1 – August 23, 2024. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/crowned-splendor for more info.

Water SDC Update Q&A Session (General Info). 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. This meeting will be open to the public via live online webinar. Click here to register to attend virtually on Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UCaaUUDAR0-fUGBrMC3m9g. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/publicworks/page/water-sdc-update-qa-session-general-info for more info.

Live Music: Gadzooks. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Gadzooks will be live at Common Fields at 6 p.m. Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com/events.html for more info.

Hilltop Big Band Summer Concert. Central Park, Gazebo, 650 NW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free. This year’s concert dates are: June 26; July 10 & 24; August 7 & 21; and Sept. 4. Concerts are 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Hilltop Big Band has been performing in and around Corvallis, Oregon since 1988. They perform a wide variety of big band arrangements, from the timeless classics of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman to the more modern arrangements of Stevie Wonder, the Mingus Big Band, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Lee Morgan, Brian Setzer and the Average White Band. Visit https://www.hilltopbigband.com/gigs-2018/ for more info.

Thursday, July 25

Liz Grant – Metalsmith. LaSells Stewart Center, Murdoch Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. New to our artisan case in the Murdoch Gallery, and just in time for graduation gifting. The jewelry of Philomath, OR metalsmith Liz Grant is on view and available for purchase through September. Exhibition dates: June 7, 2024 – September 30, 2024. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/liz-grant-metalsmith for more info.

Summer Arts Adventures 2024! The Art Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mondays – Fridays, July 8 – August 9. $200 – $220. High Quality Arts Learning Opportunities for Youth. Full & Half Day Options Available! Looking for a fun, creative outlet for your kids over the summer? Look no further, The Arts Center has full & half-day art classes for ages 4-7, 8-12, and 13 & up in a wide variety of artistic mediums! Week 1 7/08-7/12 : Clay Creations: Hand Building (Ages 8-12). Week 2 7/15-7/19: Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12), Drawing from Life (Ages 4-7), Drawing from Life (Ages 8-12), Clay Creations – Hand Building (Ages 13-18). Week 3: 7/22- 7/26, Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12), Zine Means (Ages 4-7), Your Daily Journal- Writing & Drawing (Ages 8-12),  Clay Creations- Wheel Throwing (Ages 13-18). Week 4: 7/29- 8/2, Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12, Drawing from Life (Ages 4-7), ), Zine Means (Ages 8-12), Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 13-18), Digital Art Making (Ages 13-18). Week 5: 8/5- 8/9, Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12), Book Making (Ages 8-12), Clay Creations- Wheel Throwing (Ages 13-18), Game Design (Ages 8-12). Visit https://theartscenter.net/summer-arts-adventures-2024/ for more info.

The Big Picture: American Quilts from the Volckening Collection. Philomath Museum, 1101 Main Street, Philomath. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. When museums first started hanging quilts on walls, it was groundbreaking. The quilts were presented as large-scale works of art — big pictures — and that’s when people really began to recognize the greatness of quiltmaking in America. It was a distinct visual art form, with a rich, vibrant history. Learn more. The Philomath Museum, located at 1101 Main Street in Philomath, is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 12, 2024. Visit https://bentoncountymuseums.org/exhibits/the-big-picture-american-quilts-from-the-volckening-collection/ for more info.

The Spirit Coalescent. Corvallis Museum, 411 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis. Wed. – Sat, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sun., 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. The Benton County Historical Society is honored to host an art exhibit related to the new commission that Franklin Piland, Julia Keefe, and Delbert Anderson, three incredible Indigenous musicians, have created for the opening weekend of PRAx at OSU. The Spirit Coalescent was a project that combined original instrumental compositions of The Delbert Anderson Trio, eight giant multi-media visual art pieces by paintere Karen Ellsbury and photographer Patrick Hazen, dynamic choreography from Maura Garcia, and tied together through the poetry of James Pakootas.Visit https://bentoncountymuseums.org/exhibits/spirit-coalescent/ for more info.

Sonic Booms: How the Sound and Science of Technology Created Pop Music. Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts, 470 SW 15th Street, Corvallis. Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Free.  The inaugural exhibition in PRAx connects our gallery programming to the musical side of our mission. “Sonic Booms: How the Sound and Science of Technology Created Pop Music” unveils how advancements in science and technology drove the development of pop forms over the past 150 years of music-making. In addition to historical objects – including the original mini-Moog synthesizer and a 19th century wax cylinder player invented by Thomas Edison – interactive displays anchor the exhibition, inviting the visitor to participate in the history they are encountering. Come make your own hip-hop beats, mix a record and listen to the ways in which recording fidelity has evolved over the decades. Visit https://prax.oregonstate.edu/visual-arts/exhibitions-prax/sonic-booms for more info.

Outdoor Storytime with the Corvallis Police Department. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Free. Join for an outdoor storytime with the Corvallis Police Department! Check out the inside of a police car! If the weather is inclement, storytime will be held in the Main Meeting room in the library. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/outdoor-storytime-18666 for more info.

Fairy Houses. Philomath Patio, Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Free. Construct and decorate a tiny home for a tiny friend. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/placeholder-sysops-fairy-houses-18775 for more info.

Monroe Baby Storytime. Monroe Children’s Area, Monroe Community Library, 380 N 5th St., Monroe. 10:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Join to read, sing, rhyme and move, followed by free play! Thursdays at 11:00 AM, for ages 0-24 months and their caregivers. Storytime is offered year-round as a drop-in program. Children must be accompanied by a grown-up. Many lasting friendships start at storytime! Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/monroe-baby-storytime-21 for more info.

Playdemonium. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. (donations are gratefully accepted) Playdemonium, a fusion of play and pandemonium, underscores the profound energy and enduring impact of playful experimentation in art. The exhibition explores the multicultural experiences of Chinese born artist, Coco Ma and New Zealand born artist, Robin Kerr. Both artists utilize playful and multifaceted abstraction to explore complex themes of identity and personal relationships. Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until August 24, 2024. Visit https://theartscenter.net/playdemonium-robin-kerr-coco-ma/ for more info.

Nathan Danilowicz: The 4th Wall. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. (donations are gratefully accepted) Through his established practice of geometric abstract drawing and painting, Nathan Danilowicz responds directly to the Corrine Woodman Gallery, as he considers the convention of the 4th wall in relation to the architecture and the phenomenological experience of The Arts Center. Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until July 27, 2024. Visit https://theartscenter.net/the-4th-wall-nathan-danilowicz/ for more info.

Murder in Maui! Teen Murder Mystery. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. his murder mystery party is To-Die-For! You’re invited to join the fun and come in your most festive luau attire, but be prepared to help solve a sinister slaying. Participants will be given a character to act as throughout the event, motives, and clues to help solve this crime! Snacks are provided! For grades 6-12. If you register for the waitlist – you will be able to come to the event, but will receive your character info at check-in. Registrants on the main list will receive their character info via email, at least 3 days in advance. Developing a costume based on your character is highly encouraged! Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/murder-maui-teen-murder-mystery-19577 for info.

Celtic Festival Kick Off. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 5 p.m. Free. Last year’s inaugural festival was a grand success, bringing together community partners and musicians from all over Oregon. The free event was supported by button sales and donations both large and small. This year’s festival will again be by donation and will feature 25 bands and 17 workshops. Festivities begin with a kick-off concert on Thursday evening July 25 featuring three Corvallis-based bands. Common Fields in downtown Corvallis is hosting this free event and donating a percentage of food and beverage sales to the festival. On Friday evening, July 26, the festival headliner Rakish, a fiddle and guitar duo from Boston, will perform at the newly opened state-of-the art PRAx concert hall on the Oregon State University campus. This is the only ticketed festival event and tickets will be available on the PRAx website. Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 will take place in and around Central Park. Admission is free although festival buttons for a donation of $10 or more will be available. Each day starts with a bagpipers parade. Main Stage in Central Park will host 8 bands on Saturday and 4 bands on Sunday. Visit https://www.corvalliscelticfestival.org/2024-schedule/ & https://www.corvalliscelticfestival.org/upcoming-events/ for more info.

SAGE Summer Concert. Starker Arts Park Amphitheater, 4485 SW Country Club Drive, Corvallis. 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $5-$20/Person. Join the Corvallis Environmental Center for their annual outdoor summer concert series. Concerts are held at the Starker Arts Park amphitheater from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, provided by Pupuseria Del Valle, Mud Ovens Pizza, First Alternative Co-op, Go Giddy Pops, Jason’s Snow Cones, Block 15 Brewery, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Lumos Wine Co., Airlie Winery and Tyee Wine Cellars. Admission is $5-$20 per person. Proceeds will help support the Corvallis Environmental Center’s education programs. Schedule: July 25: The Incompatibles, Citizens of the Universe, Aug. 8: Brutal Bridges Band, DTW, & Aug. 22: The Church Ladies, Space Neighbors. Visit https://www.visitcorvallis.com/eventdetail/589/sage-summer-concert#eventdetail for more info.

Crowned Splendor. LaSells Stewart Center, Murdoch Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Mon. – Fri., 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Free. Flowers have held human beings in their thrall since time immemorial. Crowned Splendor is a celebration of floral majesty and the compelling intricacy of botanical beauty. Showcasing their vibrant colors, delicate petals, and the timeless allure that flowers radiate. This exhibit delivers attendees an ocular love letter to these queens of nature. Exhibition dates: July 1 – August 23, 2024. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/crowned-splendor for more info.

Live Music: Sarah Saul’s Jazz Jam. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St, Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Sarah Saul’s Jazz Jam every fourth Thursday at the Old World Deli! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com/#Events for more info.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis. 7 p.m. $13 – $15.  Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure. The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Show dates and times are as follows: Thurs. July 25 (7 p.m.), Fri. July 26 (7 p.m.), Sat. July 27 (3 p.m. & 7 p.m.), & Sun. July 28 (3 p.m.). Rated: G. Visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=236405 for more info.

Rakish. PRAx, 470 SW 15th Street, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $25. This is the headliner concert for the Corvallis Celtic Festival, July 25-28. In a performance that toes the line between concert music and session music, the Boston-based duo Rakish explores tunes and songs from Irish and American folk traditions in a way that reflects their shared interest in and love for old traditional tunes and chamber music. Maura Shawn Scanlin, a two-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion and a winner of the Glenfiddich Fiddle Competition, wields the technical range of a classical violinist and the deep sensitivity of a traditional musician. Guitarist Conor Hearn, a native to the Irish music communities of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, performs with several traditional music bands. Rakish has taken the Celtic music scene by storm with performances at prestigious venues and festivals across North America. Visit https://prax.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1672&…. For more info.

Friday, July 26

Liz Grant – Metalsmith. LaSells Stewart Center, Murdoch Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. New to our artisan case in the Murdoch Gallery, and just in time for graduation gifting. The jewelry of Philomath, OR metalsmith Liz Grant is on view and available for purchase through September. Exhibition dates: June 7, 2024 – September 30, 2024. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/liz-grant-metalsmith for more info.

Summer Arts Adventures 2024! The Art Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mondays – Fridays, July 8 – August 9. $200 – $220. High Quality Arts Learning Opportunities for Youth. Full & Half Day Options Available! Looking for a fun, creative outlet for your kids over the summer? Look no further, The Arts Center has full & half-day art classes for ages 4-7, 8-12, and 13 & up in a wide variety of artistic mediums! Week 1 7/08-7/12 : Clay Creations: Hand Building (Ages 8-12). Week 2 7/15-7/19: Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12), Drawing from Life (Ages 4-7), Drawing from Life (Ages 8-12), Clay Creations – Hand Building (Ages 13-18). Week 3: 7/22- 7/26, Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12), Zine Means (Ages 4-7), Your Daily Journal- Writing & Drawing (Ages 8-12),  Clay Creations- Wheel Throwing (Ages 13-18). Week 4: 7/29- 8/2, Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12, Drawing from Life (Ages 4-7), ), Zine Means (Ages 8-12), Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 13-18), Digital Art Making (Ages 13-18). Week 5: 8/5- 8/9, Clay Creations- Hand Building (Ages 8-12), Book Making (Ages 8-12), Clay Creations- Wheel Throwing (Ages 13-18), Game Design (Ages 8-12). Visit https://theartscenter.net/summer-arts-adventures-2024/ for more info.

The Big Picture: American Quilts from the Volckening Collection. Philomath Museum, 1101 Main Street, Philomath. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. When museums first started hanging quilts on walls, it was groundbreaking. The quilts were presented as large-scale works of art — big pictures — and that’s when people really began to recognize the greatness of quiltmaking in America. It was a distinct visual art form, with a rich, vibrant history. Learn more. The Philomath Museum, located at 1101 Main Street in Philomath, is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 12, 2024. Visit https://bentoncountymuseums.org/exhibits/the-big-picture-american-quilts-from-the-volckening-collection/ for more info.

The Spirit Coalescent. Corvallis Museum, 411 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis. Wed. – Sat, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sun., 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. The Benton County Historical Society is honored to host an art exhibit related to the new commission that Franklin Piland, Julia Keefe, and Delbert Anderson, three incredible Indigenous musicians, have created for the opening weekend of PRAx at OSU. The Spirit Coalescent was a project that combined original instrumental compositions of The Delbert Anderson Trio, eight giant multi-media visual art pieces by paintere Karen Ellsbury and photographer Patrick Hazen, dynamic choreography from Maura Garcia, and tied together through the poetry of James Pakootas.Visit https://bentoncountymuseums.org/exhibits/spirit-coalescent/ for more info.

Sonic Booms: How the Sound and Science of Technology Created Pop Music. Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts, 470 SW 15th Street, Corvallis. Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Free.  The inaugural exhibition in PRAx connects our gallery programming to the musical side of our mission. “Sonic Booms: How the Sound and Science of Technology Created Pop Music” unveils how advancements in science and technology drove the development of pop forms over the past 150 years of music-making. In addition to historical objects – including the original mini-Moog synthesizer and a 19th century wax cylinder player invented by Thomas Edison – interactive displays anchor the exhibition, inviting the visitor to participate in the history they are encountering. Come make your own hip-hop beats, mix a record and listen to the ways in which recording fidelity has evolved over the decades. Visit https://prax.oregonstate.edu/visual-arts/exhibitions-prax/sonic-booms for more info.

Playdemonium. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. (donations are gratefully accepted) Playdemonium, a fusion of play and pandemonium, underscores the profound energy and enduring impact of playful experimentation in art. The exhibition explores the multicultural experiences of Chinese born artist, Coco Ma and New Zealand born artist, Robin Kerr. Both artists utilize playful and multifaceted abstraction to explore complex themes of identity and personal relationships. Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until August 24, 2024. Visit https://theartscenter.net/playdemonium-robin-kerr-coco-ma/ for more info.

Nathan Danilowicz: The 4th Wall. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. (donations are gratefully accepted) Through his established practice of geometric abstract drawing and painting, Nathan Danilowicz responds directly to the Corrine Woodman Gallery, as he considers the convention of the 4th wall in relation to the architecture and the phenomenological experience of The Arts Center. Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until July 27, 2024. Visit https://theartscenter.net/the-4th-wall-nathan-danilowicz/ for more info.

Crowned Splendor. LaSells Stewart Center, Murdoch Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Mon. – Fri., 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Free. Flowers have held human beings in their thrall since time immemorial. Crowned Splendor is a celebration of floral majesty and the compelling intricacy of botanical beauty. Showcasing their vibrant colors, delicate petals, and the timeless allure that flowers radiate. This exhibit delivers attendees an ocular love letter to these queens of nature. Exhibition dates: July 1 – August 23, 2024. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/crowned-splendor for more info.

Live Music at Lumos: Mule on Fire. Lumos Wine Co., 24000 Cardwell Hill Drive, Philomath. 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free. Join Lumos Wine Co. for live music in the afternoons and evenings during the summer. Lumos is hosting a fundraiser evening for Strengthening Rural Families on Friday, July 26th from 5-8pm. Mule on Fire will be playing from 5:30-7:30pm under the oaks! Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a glass of wine while supporting SRF!Stay tuned for more information. Visit https://lumoswine.com/event/mule-on-fire/ for more info.

Celtic Festival @ the PRAx. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Free. Last year’s inaugural festival was a grand success, bringing together community partners and musicians from all over Oregon. The free event was supported by button sales and donations both large and small. This year’s festival will again be by donation and will feature 25 bands and 17 workshops. Festivities begin with a kick-off concert on Thursday evening July 25 featuring three Corvallis-based bands. Common Fields in downtown Corvallis is hosting this free event and donating a percentage of food and beverage sales to the festival. On Friday evening, July 26, the festival headliner Rakish, a fiddle and guitar duo from Boston, will perform at the newly opened state-of-the art PRAx concert hall on the Oregon State University campus. This is the only ticketed festival event and tickets will be available on the PRAx website. Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 will take place in and around Central Park. Admission is free although festival buttons for a donation of $10 or more will be available. Each day starts with a bagpipers parade. Main Stage in Central Park will host 8 bands on Saturday and 4 bands on Sunday. Visit https://www.corvalliscelticfestival.org/2024-schedule/ & https://www.corvalliscelticfestival.org/upcoming-events/ for more info.

Ice Cream Social & Dance with The Arc. Corvallis Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $5. Join C3 and The Arc for an ice cream social! Ice cream is included with your ticket price. Designed for adults experiencing disabilities. Ages 18+. Sponsored by the Sunrisers Kiwanis Club. $5 Corvallis Community Center Friday, July 26, 7–9pm. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/parksrec/page/ice-cream-social-dance-arc for more info.

Live Music: Wila Frank and Verboten. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St, Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Wila Frank and Verboten will be live at 7 p.m. at Old World Deli! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com/#Events for more info.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis. 7 p.m. $13 – $15.  Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure. The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Show dates and times are as follows: Thurs. July 25 (7 p.m.), Fri. July 26 (7 p.m.), Sat. July 27 (3 p.m. & 7 p.m.), & Sun. July 28 (3 p.m.). Rated: G. Visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=236405 for more info.

Live @ The Whiteside Theatre: Riot! Riot! w/ Drew Medak, Bowl Peace, & Fireable Offense. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis. 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10, Pre-Sale/ $15. RIOT! RIOT! is a constructivist punk band from Corvallis, OR, who believes that Punk Rock fuels autonomy and can help people heal and allow them to reclaim their lives, as much as it is a means of rebelling against the usual grind mainstream culture would have us conform to. They believe life is a journey and that each person can steer their own course, and that the way forward is for people to realize how powerful they are, to stop and heal, and then grow into their true selves! This world needs each of us. Are you in need of a boost, or do you just want to rock out, come hang with RIOT! RIOT! and be a part of rebuilding what culture’s torn down these past few years! RIOT! RIOT! because you deserve to be at your best! Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/#calendar-5d97f094-c9f1-4f4e-978b-f6354303c339-event-lynx27ct for more info.

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