Crème de la Corvallis: Week of April 12

Thursday, April 12

Wild Hog in the Woods @ Calapooia Brewing Company

140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free.

I saw a wild hog in the woods, once. It chased me and made a horrifying sound. This awesome band will do neither. In fact, they’re somewhat stationary, and sound fantastic. For more info that won’t squeal at you (well, probably), visit


Friday, April 13

Scarewaves @ Russell Tripp Performance Center

Ellingson Rd SW, Albany. 7:30 p.m. $8 general admission and $6 students and seniors.

Special event, ya’ll. No, I mean it. “Scarewaves” is “a radio drama style horror-comedy. “Recently discovered in the catacombs beneath the LBCC Russell Tripp Theater were two lost, never performed scripts from the little-known, and possibly non-existent, horror writer Meridian Welch: ‘The Dark Mansion’s Curse’ and ‘Captain Steadfast Meets Dr. Draculanus.’” Dr. Draculanus… just kinda rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? For some bone-chilling updates, visit

Saturday, April 14

Corvallis Half Marathon 5K @ Reser Stadium

660 SW 26th St, Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. $30-50. Like to run? This one is supposed to be super flat. That’s a good thing, I’m told. Maybe. Right? For more info, visit

Game Day. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2-5 p.m. Free. A wide variety of board games, card games, and video games for all ages will be free to play on a first-come, first-served basis. Examples of games that will be available to play include classic favorites such as Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess, and Checkers; new standards such as Settlers of Catan, Forbidden Island, Apples to Apples, and Pandemic; and various video games for consoles such as Xbox One. Attendees may drop in at any time during the event to try new games, play old favorites, or simply watch all of the fun. For info, visit

Shut-It-Down Party @ Odd Fellows Hall

223 SW Second St., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Suggested entry donation $20. 21+.

Party while your bucks help out the five “Valve Turners” who shut off off the tar sands pipelines up in those er, states. Live music will be presented by Gumbo, the Plaehn-Hino Blues Band, and Bryson Skaar. Food and alcoholic sippies will be available for purchase.

Bush Pilots @ Calapooia Brewing Company

140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free.

Excellent act of of Albany toting some serious alternative bluegrass. Chug a beer (or sip it, I suppose…) and soak in the atmosphere as you’re treated to some of the best guitar, banjo, bass and mandolin around. For more information, check out Or visit the band’s website at

Sunday, April 15

Corvallis Jewish Film Festival @ Darkside Cinema

215 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. 2 p.m. Adults $7; students and military $5.

Award winning films (with adult content!) — Bombshell, the Hedy Lamarr Story, directed by Alexandra Dean 2 p.m.; Fanny’s Journey, directed by Lola Doillon 4 p.m.; and Big Sonia, directed by Leah Warshawski 7 p.m. For more info, visit

Celtic Session @ Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House

126 SW First St., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free.

Traditional Irish tunes in your ear while foods go in your mouth. Duh? Duh. For more emerald info, visit

Monday, April 16

Eight Approaches for Reducing Dependence on Fossil Fuels @ Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free. Hear the perspectives of eight Sun Grant-funded scientists on how to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Anything you can make from a barrel of oil, you can make from a plant. Each scientist will give a short talk in the morning, followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m., and then wrap things up with a panel discussion with guests at 1:30 p.m. Posters by OSU students and researchers will be on display throughout the day. Lunch registration is required, registration for presentations is encouraged. For info, visit

Tuesday, April 17

Craft Night with the Art Center @ Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30-7:30 pm. Free.

Are you 16 or older? Of course you are. Children shouldn’t be reading this! Any, if you meet this basic requirement, you are invited to “join in for a night of crafts, music, and conversation.” Use their supplies, bring your own, show off projects… start new ones. Good times! For more information, visit

Wednesday, April 18

Turning Waste into Energy Lab Tours @ Gilmore Hall, 124 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Free.

Free lab tours are cool. Don’t even care what it’s about! But we know what this one is about, and you’ll “get a chance to talk to the researchers and ask questions about their groundbreaking discoveries.” Only 20 people can get in, so sign up now! Contact Shelly Signs at (541) 737-0724 or

Sick Around the World Screening @ Darkside Cinema, 215 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free.

Narrated by veteran Washington Post foreign correspondent T. R. Reid, Sick Around the World “examines health care in five wealthy, capitalist democracies. Reid explores how these countries deliver health care and what the United States can learn from both their successes and their failures.” The screening is totally free, and donations to MVHCA (a non-profit organization) are welcome. For info, visit

By Sam Campbell

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