Family Events Calendar: 6-13 to 6-20

Thursday, June 13

Art About Agriculture. LaSells Stewart Center, Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Art About Agriculture 2024: Art About Agriculture’s 41st annual competition and touring exhibition presents juried selections from Pacific Northwest artists highlighting the lifeblood of the region’s agricultural diversity, economy, communities, and culture: our natural resources. RESOURCEful presents multifaceted interpretations of natural resources’ inseparable tie to our food and fiber. For the first time, Art About Agriculture’s annual juried open call encouraged student art submissions with scholarship awards for College of Agricultural Sciences students of selected artwork. This opportunity was made possible in partnership with OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Academic Programs. We are thrilled to include artwork from four students representing OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, OSU ECampus and Oregon Coast School of Art. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/art-about-agriculture-competition-and-touring-exhibition-2024-resourceful for more info.

Civic Beautification and Urban Forestry Department Advisory Committee Meeting. 9 a.m. Parks and Recreation Administration Bldg., 1310 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis. The Civic Beautification and Urban Forestry Department Advisory Committee Meeting will be held 9 am at the Corvallis Parks and Recreation Administration Building. The meeting agenda and packet will be available prior to the meeting. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/advisorygroups-cbufdac/page/civic-beautification-and-urban-forestry-department-advisory-committee-11 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.

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.

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://www.visitcorvallis.com/eventdetail/3811/the-spirit-coalescent#eventdetail 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-18656 for more info.

Monroe Baby Storytime. Monroe Children’s Area, 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-16 for more info.

2024 Artist Accelerator Exhibition. Corrine Woodman Gallery, The Art Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. The 2024 Artist Accelerator Exhibition celebrates work completed by Camila Godoy Valdés and Marie McMahon during the Accelerator Residency this year at The Arts Center. The Accelerator Residency is a TAC program that runs for 12 weeks, annually from January to March. Applicants are selected by a jury of artists and arts administrators based on their application and work samples. This residency is designed to be an intensive program that pushes emerging creatives to improve their business planning and professional skills. Together, the accepted Residents complete lectures, coursework, and consult with the experienced program director to plan and build the framework for their creative business. Visit https://theartscenter.net/2024-artist-accelerator-exhibition/ for more info.

Public Seed Library Presentation. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Free. Fermenting vegetables is a great way to preserve the abundance of your vegetable garden, add delicious flavors to your meals, and healthy probiotics to your diet to support your health! Come learn how to create a scalable 4’x’8′ garden plan for a variety of cool season veggies, another for warm season veggies, also herbs, that are great for fermenting because of their characteristics from flavor to length and shape. Not how to ferment them, but great varieties to grow, and how to efficiently plant and harvest them. Presented by Darren Morgan, Shonnard’s Nursery Manager and Educator. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/public-seed-library-presentation-18776 for more info.

DIY Pride Book Bags & Buttons for Tweens. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Registration for this event will close on June 13, 2024 @ 3:00pm. Allowed Grades: 4th Grade to 6th Grade. Celebrate your Pride and decorate your own canvas book bag and buttons! All supplies including canvas bags, decorating supplies, and button maker supplied. Bring your creativity! This event is for tweens in grades 4-6. Registration is recommended but not required. Walk-ins are welcome and will be accommodated while supplies last. Note: this event is on THURSDAY, June 13, though some of our flyers say Wednesday! Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/diy-pride-book-bags-buttons-tweens-18355 for more info.

Live Music: Wild Hog Jam. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St, Corvallis. 7 p.m. There’s nothing quite like Wild Hog in the Woods…. catch ’em if you can! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com/#Events for more info.

Fields Fest 1. Featuring Ida Jane And The Weekend Gardeners with Tiny Huge Mistakes.. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd Street, Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. The first full night of Fields Fest brings to the stage Tiny Huge Mistakes, opening up for Ida Jane And The Weekend Gardeners. Tiny Huge Mistakes is a Corvallis based band playing 50’s, Motown, Modern R&B/Soul/Funk. Ida Jane And The Weekend Gardeners, are Rooted throughout Oregon, blending acoustic, and eclectic styles with influences in Folk-Alt Rock, and Indie genres. Their harmonious mix of thoughtful tunes, and lively Rock aim to connect, and uplift. Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com/events.html for more info.

Friday, June 14

Art About Agriculture. LaSells Stewart Center, Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Art About Agriculture 2024: Art About Agriculture’s 41st annual competition and touring exhibition presents juried selections from Pacific Northwest artists highlighting the lifeblood of the region’s agricultural diversity, economy, communities, and culture: our natural resources. RESOURCEful presents multifaceted interpretations of natural resources’ inseparable tie to our food and fiber. For the first time, Art About Agriculture’s annual juried open call encouraged student art submissions with scholarship awards for College of Agricultural Sciences students of selected artwork. This opportunity was made possible in partnership with OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Academic Programs. We are thrilled to include artwork from four students representing OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, OSU ECampus and Oregon Coast School of Art. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/art-about-agriculture-competition-and-touring-exhibition-2024-resourceful 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.

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://www.visitcorvallis.com/eventdetail/3811/the-spirit-coalescent#eventdetail 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.

2024 Artist Accelerator Exhibition. Corrine Woodman Gallery, The Art Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. The 2024 Artist Accelerator Exhibition celebrates work completed by Camila Godoy Valdés and Marie McMahon during the Accelerator Residency this year at The Arts Center. The Accelerator Residency is a TAC program that runs for 12 weeks, annually from January to March. Applicants are selected by a jury of artists and arts administrators based on their application and work samples. This residency is designed to be an intensive program that pushes emerging creatives to improve their business planning and professional skills. Together, the accepted Residents complete lectures, coursework, and consult with the experienced program director to plan and build the framework for their creative business. Visit https://theartscenter.net/2024-artist-accelerator-exhibition/ for more info.

Live Music: The Easy Targets. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St, Corvallis. 7 p.m. The Easy Targets live at the Old World Center! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com/#Events for more info.

Sunnymount Sessions with Rich Swanger & The Little Known Band. Benton-Lane Winery, 23924 Territorial Rd, Monroe. 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Join for this summer at the estate for our third annual PINOT & PIZZA series. Bring your family, friends, and (leashed) dogs and enjoy fresh wood-fired pizzas from our oven and a complimentary glass of wine. In addition, on select evenings throughout the summer we’ll have extended hours and will be enjoying the weather on the garden patio with live local music. We look forward to seeing you at SUNNYMOUNT SESSIONS! Visit https://benton-lane.com/shop/reservationtimes/Sunnymount_Sessions/ for more info.

C3 Open Mic Night! Corvallis Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave, Corvallis. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Free. Join on the 2nd Friday of the month for live music. Soak in the sounds of local performers at our series of open mic nights. Let’s start jamming, Corvallis and get together for celebrations of music, friends and community. Ages 14+. Open Mic nights are FREE. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/6650358731689017/6650358741689016/?active_tab=about for more info.

Fields Fest 2024: Day Two, Featuring: Lynx Family Band, and Jam Wagon. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd Street, Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Friday night brings to the stage Lynx Family Band out of Grant’s Pass, and Corvallis’ own Jam Wagon. Lynx Family Band is a Rock N Roll family band of songwriters focusing on modern Classic Rock music. Jam Wagon is a genre-fluid Folk Rock band bringing down-home tasty grooves straight to your back yard.Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com/events.html for more info.

Majestic 8. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis. 7 p.m. $14 – $18. THE MAJESTIC EIGHT, a Festival of 10-Minute Plays featuring eight original works by the winners of our 2024 statewide play competition. Come see the premiere performance of eight excellent plays brought to life by a talented ensemble of local actors. The plays will be directed by local directors  Leigh Matthews Bock and Kathie O’Brien. Rated: PG-13 Visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=234380&pr=1 for more info.

Whiteside Live Presents: Side Hustle. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 8 p.m. $10. Side Hustle is a 6-piece band based in Corvallis, OR that plays funky soul-pop. Recognizable songs from the last 5 decades are done with unique & infectious grooves. Good vibes will grab the dancers in the crowd, and the twists on some classics will crack a smile and a head bob from even the most reserved listeners. Visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=238047 for more info.

Saturday, June 15

2024 OSU Commencement Ceremony. Reser Stadium, 660 SW 26th St, Corvallis. 9 a.m. Free. Gates to Reser Stadium open at 9 a.m. for guest seating. 2024 marks Oregon State University’s 155th Commencement ceremony. The class of 2024 extends a legacy dating back to the first graduating class of three students in 1870 and join a global family of Oregon State University alumni now more than 224,000 strong. Guest seating is located throughout the entire stadium. Please use the graduate seating map below to find a seat nearest your graduate. All seating is first-come, first-served. Reser Stadium Gates B, C and G open at 9 a.m. Visit https://commencement.oregonstate.edu/guests for more info.

Family Bike Ride. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Free. Join for a family group bike ride June 15th at 9AM. All ages and confidence levels welcome. There will be riding at a party pace on bike paths and residential streets. This event will start by the playground @ Central Park (across from the library)! Coffee outside (Bring your coffee / brew kit or donuts to trade for coffee) + farmers’ market post ride. Visit Facebook Event by Mom By Bike – Community Parent Cyclists 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.

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.

Government Comment Corner. Belluschi Wing, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free. Everyone is welcome stop by to say hello and ask your questions about local government. Takes place in the historic Belluschi wing of the Corvallis Public Library, in the SW section of the main floor. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/government-comment-corner-18387 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://www.visitcorvallis.com/eventdetail/3811/the-spirit-coalescent#eventdetail 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-16832 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.

2024 Artist Accelerator Exhibition. Corrine Woodman Gallery, The Art Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. The 2024 Artist Accelerator Exhibition celebrates work completed by Camila Godoy Valdés and Marie McMahon during the Accelerator Residency this year at The Arts Center. The Accelerator Residency is a TAC program that runs for 12 weeks, annually from January to March. Applicants are selected by a jury of artists and arts administrators based on their application and work samples. This residency is designed to be an intensive program that pushes emerging creatives to improve their business planning and professional skills. Together, the accepted Residents complete lectures, coursework, and consult with the experienced program director to plan and build the framework for their creative business. Visit https://theartscenter.net/2024-artist-accelerator-exhibition/ for more info.

LEGO Block Blast! at the Monroe Community Library. Monroe Lobby, Monroe Public Library, 380 N 5th St., Monroe. 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Free. 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-18303 for more info.

Corvallis Placekeeping: Walking Seminar. Courtyard by Marriott Corvallis, 400 Southwest 1st Street, Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. $15. Placekeeping has been described as the active care and maintenance of a place and its social fabric by the people who live and work there. Become a local storykeeper: walk away from our hour together able to explain: how the Willamette Valley became a regional breadbasket, what medieval forests in Europe have to do with the Pacific Northwest, how the Oregon Trail became a household name, timelines of the native Kalapuya, the source of three downtown building booms, the impact of WWII on Corvallis, how Corvallis is connected to the Panama canal, the most destructive decade of the 1900s, and the most innovative decade of the last 50 years. Welcome, eager community stewards, to the outdoor classroom! This tour will launch from the lobby of the Courtyard Marriott – 1st & Adams. Visitors to Corvallis are also welcome to come learn the stories of Corvallis. Visit https://engagecorvallis.com/ for more info.

Chipotle Fundraiser for The Whiteside Theatre. Chipotle (Near Campus), 2501 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. 25% of Event Sales get donated to the cause. *Must mention the fundraiser or use this code ZVLWDMW when ordering through the app (this is OSU’s graduation day)* Support the Whiteside Theatre by dining out at Chipotle in Corvallis on Saturday, June 15th from 4pm ’till 8pm! Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/#calendar-5d97f094-c9f1-4f4e-978b-f6354303c339-event-lvem4nq8 for more info.

Fields Fest 2024: Day Three. Featuring: Mule On Fire with Stone Ape. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd Street, Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. The final night of Fields Fest is bringing to you our most explosive line-up to date with Mule on Fire opening for Stone Ape! Mule On Fire is one hard driving four piece who have been dynamic vererans to the Common Fields Stage. With originals and Mulified, intelligent covers they bring their own particular Northwest weave of Blues, Folk, Jazz, Rock, and Traditional Music to the Willamette Valley. Their debut album, River, can be found on all streaming platforms. Rising from the depths of Corvallis, Rock City arrives the latest addition to the hometown soundscape: Stone Ape! A six piece fusion of sonic craftsmen formed from the past, present, and beyond. With a triumphant melding of Prog/Jam, sensual succulent grooves, and face melting percussive rhythm. Stone Ape is poised and ready to grasp your soul with songs of passion and fury. Don’t sleep on this one, Corvallis. It’s gonna get weird! Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com/events.html for more info.

Majestic 8. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis. 7 p.m. $14 – $18. THE MAJESTIC EIGHT, a Festival of 10-Minute Plays featuring eight original works by the winners of our 2024 statewide play competition. Come see the premiere performance of eight excellent plays brought to life by a talented ensemble of local actors. The plays will be directed by local directors  Leigh Matthews Bock and Kathie O’Brien. Rated: PG-13 Visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=234380&pr=1 for more info.

Drag Night. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St, Corvallis. 7 p.m. Drag night at the Old World Deli presented by Haus of Dharma and hosted by Frisky MacPherson. Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com/#Events for more info.

Gods & Goddesses. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $15 – $17. Majestic aerial arts is excited to invite you to their fourth annual showcase! This year’s theme of God’s and Goddesses will leave you in awe! A show fit for the stages of Olympus itself! With talents of mythical proportions, these artists put on a show that would impress even the god of theater and entertainment Dionysus. Watch as these performers glide on air as though blessed by the god of flight, Hermes. Buy your tickets before they sell out or you’ll be forever just like Epimetheus, God of afterthought! Rated G Visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=235205 for more info.

Veronicavon/VHS Ghost/Steve’s Breakfast. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 7 p.m. $10. Veronicavon: Bewitchingly dreamy and glowing with fuzz, veronicavon is the brainchild of songwriters Chris Hackman (Human Barbie) and Xuan Nguyen (Xuan), who joined forces in 2020 with a (secret) plan to stay sane and explore uncharted horizons in lo-fi pop. Together, they conjured a universe of grainy synths, cassette-drenched drums, and warbling guitars, where Nguyen’s enchanting vocals swirl in a wistful, playful, and instantly addictive dreamscape… VHS Ghost: In 2021, while battling cancer, Brandon discovered his musical calling during chemotherapy sessions. This journey led to the birth of vhs ghost, a project named after a love for vintage horror films and their comforting scores. With his cat Salem by his side, he produced his inaugural album not knowing what the results of treatment would be. Since beating cancer he continues to craft a unique blend of spooky atmospheres and melodic compositions, with Salem remaining an integral part of the creative process. Characterized by warm lo-fi tape recordings and vintage keyboard tones, vhs ghost’s music channels 80s/90s nostalgia and macabre allure, using retro keyboards, heartfelt guitar riffs, and ethereal synth harmonies. Stevie’s Breakfast: Stevie’s Breakfast is a tasty indie band based in Salem, Oregon. Named for their long-time friend and his penchant for protein bars, Stevie’s Breakfast blends elements of indie, jazz, grunge, and rock, leading to an eclectic sound unique to them. Those familiar with The Backseat Lovers, Her’s, and Mustard Service, will find themselves drawn to the Breakfast experience. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/#calendar-5d97f094-c9f1-4f4e-978b-f6354303c339-event-lvy8qe1t for more info.

Sunday, June 16

Table Top Game Day. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Free. Common Fields is open Sundays! If you are playing games on Sundays at Common Fields, you get a $1.00 off your beverage. Swing by and meet up to play D&D, Magic the Gathering, or a good old board game. Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com/events.html 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://www.visitcorvallis.com/eventdetail/3811/the-spirit-coalescent#eventdetail for more info.

Father’s Day Crab Boil. Compton Family Wines, 810 Applegate St, Philomath. 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. or sell-out. Pre-order price is $29 per person for food $36 includes food + glass of wine or beer (price increases after June 9). Celebrate Dad with a seafood feast by Nick’s Soul Food & Pacifica Seafood at Compton Family Wines. Father’s Day, Sunday June 16th. Visit https://www.comptonwine.com/visit-us-1/ for more info.

Loose Flagstone Celtic Quartet. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Free. Everyone is invited to enjoy a free afternoon of lively Celtic music! Loose Flagstone celebrates its fifth anniversary this year as a Corvallis Celtic quartet drawing from Irish, Scottish, and American musical influences both traditional and contemporary. Come savor the rich variety of moods—from mysterious airs to driving and danceable reels and jigs—created by Leslie Glassmire on silver flute, Jennifer Parke on fiddle, Tracy Daugherty on bodhran, and Marjorie Sandor on DADGAD guitar. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/loose-flagstone-celtic-quartet-18239 for more info.

Biographies & Beer Tour. Clothes Tree, 204 Southwest Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. $20. Delve into captivating biographies of notable figures who once roamed Corvallis streets, then toast our predecessors and hear a final story at a local craft beer bar in a historic downtown building. This walking adventures launches from the sidewalk outside the Clothes Tree (2nd & Madison, in the shade). Whether you’re a history buff or just looking for a fun night out, this event is perfect for anyone who enjoys a good tale and a tasty beverage. Tulip pour at The Bière Library is included. Non-alcoholic options available. Visit https://engagecorvallis.com/ for more info.

Live Music: Idle Hands Trio. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St, Corvallis. 7 p.m. Idle Hands Trio live at the Old World Center! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com/#Events for more info.

Monday, June 17

Art About Agriculture. LaSells Stewart Center, Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Art About Agriculture 2024: Art About Agriculture’s 41st annual competition and touring exhibition presents juried selections from Pacific Northwest artists highlighting the lifeblood of the region’s agricultural diversity, economy, communities, and culture: our natural resources. RESOURCEful presents multifaceted interpretations of natural resources’ inseparable tie to our food and fiber. For the first time, Art About Agriculture’s annual juried open call encouraged student art submissions with scholarship awards for College of Agricultural Sciences students of selected artwork. This opportunity was made possible in partnership with OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Academic Programs. We are thrilled to include artwork from four students representing OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, OSU ECampus and Oregon Coast School of Art. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/art-about-agriculture-competition-and-touring-exhibition-2024-resourceful for more info.

Terra Bella Farm Tour. Terra Bella Farm, 6959 NE Elliott Circle, Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. 3 p.m., or 4:30 p.m. $5 – $12. An Entertaining and Educational Hour on the Farm. 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.  Visit https://www.terrabella-farm.com/ for more info.

Tuesday, June 18

Art About Agriculture. LaSells Stewart Center, Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Art About Agriculture 2024: Art About Agriculture’s 41st annual competition and touring exhibition presents juried selections from Pacific Northwest artists highlighting the lifeblood of the region’s agricultural diversity, economy, communities, and culture: our natural resources. RESOURCEful presents multifaceted interpretations of natural resources’ inseparable tie to our food and fiber. For the first time, Art About Agriculture’s annual juried open call encouraged student art submissions with scholarship awards for College of Agricultural Sciences students of selected artwork. This opportunity was made possible in partnership with OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Academic Programs. We are thrilled to include artwork from four students representing OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, OSU ECampus and Oregon Coast School of Art. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/art-about-agriculture-competition-and-touring-exhibition-2024-resourceful 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. 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. 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-86 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-18657 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.

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.

2024 Artist Accelerator Exhibition. Corrine Woodman Gallery, The Art Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. The 2024 Artist Accelerator Exhibition celebrates work completed by Camila Godoy Valdés and Marie McMahon during the Accelerator Residency this year at The Arts Center. The Accelerator Residency is a TAC program that runs for 12 weeks, annually from January to March. Applicants are selected by a jury of artists and arts administrators based on their application and work samples. This residency is designed to be an intensive program that pushes emerging creatives to improve their business planning and professional skills. Together, the accepted Residents complete lectures, coursework, and consult with the experienced program director to plan and build the framework for their creative business. Visit https://theartscenter.net/2024-artist-accelerator-exhibition/ for more info.

LEGO Day. Philomath Meeting Room, Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. Spend the afternoon building LEGO, DUPLO and K’NEX creations! All ages welcome. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/lego-day-18347 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 for Adults: Pride Flags! Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free. Join every third Tuesday of the month to try a new craft! Supplies provided. Or, bring your own project and hang out with us. For ages 16+. June craft: Pride flags for Pride month! Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/craft-night-adults-pride-crafts-17797 for more info.

Trivia Night. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free. Max Team size is 6 people. Show up early to sign your team up for the chance to win fun prizes. Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com/events.html for more info.

Concert in the Park: Justin Preece – No Strings Attached. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Community Band continues its summer tradition of Concerts in the Park beginning Tuesday, June 18 and then weekly through August 27. Concerts will start at 7:30 p.m. These free concerts are themed and offer a variety of music suitable for enjoyment of the entire family. Bring a low backed chair or blanket to sit on and dress for the weather. Visit https://c-cband.org/ for more info.

Wednesday, June 19

Library Closed. All Community Library Branches. All day. All Library Branches Closed for Juneteenth. All Community Library Branches will re-open June 20th for regular business hours. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/events/library-closed-21 for more info.

Art About Agriculture. LaSells Stewart Center, Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Art About Agriculture 2024: Art About Agriculture’s 41st annual competition and touring exhibition presents juried selections from Pacific Northwest artists highlighting the lifeblood of the region’s agricultural diversity, economy, communities, and culture: our natural resources. RESOURCEful presents multifaceted interpretations of natural resources’ inseparable tie to our food and fiber. For the first time, Art About Agriculture’s annual juried open call encouraged student art submissions with scholarship awards for College of Agricultural Sciences students of selected artwork. This opportunity was made possible in partnership with OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Academic Programs. We are thrilled to include artwork from four students representing OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, OSU ECampus and Oregon Coast School of Art. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/art-about-agriculture-competition-and-touring-exhibition-2024-resourceful 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.

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.

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.

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://www.visitcorvallis.com/eventdetail/3811/the-spirit-coalescent#eventdetail for more info.

2024 Artist Accelerator Exhibition. Corrine Woodman Gallery, The Art Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. The 2024 Artist Accelerator Exhibition celebrates work completed by Camila Godoy Valdés and Marie McMahon during the Accelerator Residency this year at The Arts Center. The Accelerator Residency is a TAC program that runs for 12 weeks, annually from January to March. Applicants are selected by a jury of artists and arts administrators based on their application and work samples. This residency is designed to be an intensive program that pushes emerging creatives to improve their business planning and professional skills. Together, the accepted Residents complete lectures, coursework, and consult with the experienced program director to plan and build the framework for their creative business. Visit https://theartscenter.net/2024-artist-accelerator-exhibition/ for more info.

Zeke Bauer’s Juneteenth Hip Hop Freedom Jam. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Join Common Fields for Zeke Bauer’s Juneteenth Hip Hop Freedom Jam. Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com/events.html for more info.

Thursday, June 20

Art About Agriculture. LaSells Stewart Center, Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Art About Agriculture 2024: Art About Agriculture’s 41st annual competition and touring exhibition presents juried selections from Pacific Northwest artists highlighting the lifeblood of the region’s agricultural diversity, economy, communities, and culture: our natural resources. RESOURCEful presents multifaceted interpretations of natural resources’ inseparable tie to our food and fiber. For the first time, Art About Agriculture’s annual juried open call encouraged student art submissions with scholarship awards for College of Agricultural Sciences students of selected artwork. This opportunity was made possible in partnership with OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Academic Programs. We are thrilled to include artwork from four students representing OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, OSU ECampus and Oregon Coast School of Art. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/art-about-agriculture-competition-and-touring-exhibition-2024-resourceful 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.

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.

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://www.visitcorvallis.com/eventdetail/3811/the-spirit-coalescent#eventdetail 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.*There will not be a storytime on July 4 or July 18. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/outdoor-storytime-18658 for more info.

2024 Artist Accelerator Exhibition. Corrine Woodman Gallery, The Art Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. The 2024 Artist Accelerator Exhibition celebrates work completed by Camila Godoy Valdés and Marie McMahon during the Accelerator Residency this year at The Arts Center. The Accelerator Residency is a TAC program that runs for 12 weeks, annually from January to March. Applicants are selected by a jury of artists and arts administrators based on their application and work samples. This residency is designed to be an intensive program that pushes emerging creatives to improve their business planning and professional skills. Together, the accepted Residents complete lectures, coursework, and consult with the experienced program director to plan and build the framework for their creative business. Visit https://theartscenter.net/2024-artist-accelerator-exhibition/ for more info.

CMLC: Summer Celebration. Central City Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. A Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center free event. Build community and have fun together! Popsicles, food (first-come-first-serve), music, bounce house, and obstacle course! Visit https://cmlcenter.org/ for more info.

Corvallis Arts Walk. Downtown Corvallis, Corvallis. 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Art Walk (CAW) is a monthly celebration put on by local artists on the third Thursday of each month. Check out the participating venues and enjoy the creative spirit of the Corvallis community with. Visit https://theartscenter.net/corvallis-arts-walk/ for more info.

Music in the Park. Offsite Philomath, Philomath City Park, 299 S 23rd St., Philomath. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free. City of Philomath Music in the Park Series on May 16th, June 20th, July 18th and August 15th from 6 PM to 8 PM. Join for a craft and a fun activity while you enjoy the music. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/music-park-19508 & https://www.ci.philomath.or.us/musicinthepark for more info.

Live Music: It’s Not Rocket Surgery. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com/events.html for more info.

Jubilate: O Sing. Tyee Wine Cellars, 26335 Greenberry Road, Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Donations Accepted. As always, the Jubilate program is guided by Jubilate!’s quest for musical excellence and a desire to express a wide range of human emotions and experiences. They hope you enjoy our musical selections on topics related to change, hope, awareness, diversity, community, and social justice. All are welcome. Donations are accepted at the gate instead of advance-purchase tickets. Food, wine, beer, and nonalcoholic beverages are available for purchase from Tyee or Nick’s Soul Food. Please no dogs, and no alcohol other than what you purchase there. Find the winery at 26335 Greenberry Road, Corvallis. Visit https://www.jubilatechoir.org/ for more info.

Live Music: Dennis Monroe’s Funked Up Blues Jam. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St, Corvallis. 7 p.m. Dennis Monroe’s Funked Up Blues Jam at the deli on the 1st and 3rd Thursday’s every month! Music starts at 7pm! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com/#Events for more info.

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