Thursday, April 19
Burford Trio and Boyd Small @ Cloud and Kelly’s Public House
126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free.
Salem’s Burford Trio (https://www.reverbnation.com/garyburford) and Portland’s Boyd Small (https://www.reverbnation.com/boydsmall) come together to blues / americana your face off. Yes, those are verbs. Also, your face will be okay. It was a figure of spech. For more hard rockin’ info, visit cloudandkellys.com/live-music/.
Far Out West EP Release @ Bombs Away Cafe
2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $5.
I really dig Far Out West’s funky, rocky sound, and I’m pretty sure you will too. Just check out their offerings are https://www.reverbnation.com/faroutwest for some convincing. Help celebrate their EP release at your favorite venue! For updates, visit facebook.com/events/1124527241022225/.
Friday, April 20
Mazama Pint Night Benefitting CARDV @ Mazama Brewing
33930 SE Eastgate Cir., Corvallis. 3-9 p.m. Cost of pint.
CARDV, the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence, is one hell of a great organization to throw your weight behind! Doing it with a buck from every beer purchase? Do you actually need convincing? The answer is “nope.” For more info, visit facebook.com/events/986985491466478/.
Corvallis Comedy Night: Ahmed Bharoocha @ Majestic Theatre
115 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $14.
Ahmed Bharoocha’s has a rather unique ability to see American life from an incredible number of different perspectives perspectives. This helps him make fun of them with surgical precision. Accordingly, nobody under 18 will be allowed in. Let’s just say… coarse language will occur, and it’ll be great. For updated giggle-info, visit app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=85123.
Saturday, April 21
Procession of the Species @ Historic Downtown Albany Oregon
10 a.m. – 1p.m. Free.
You know it, you love it. People short and tall, old and young, divergent by all sorts of other arbitrary metrics… you are invited to this awesomely-fun annual recurrence. Seriously, check it out. Long link, but it’s worth it. Visit: cityofalbany.net/departments/public-works/water/eco-rangers/procession-of-the-species-parade-and-celebration.
Corvallis Belly Dance Performance Guild Presents A Belly Dance Showcase @ Old World Deli
341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Donations appreciated.
There’s bellies, and there’s dancin’. But really, belly dancing is awesome and underappreciated. Old World is the perfect place to broaden your horizons. For some further bellytastic information, visit corvallisbellydance.org.
Earth Ball 2018 @ Sky High Brewing & Pub
160 NW Jackson Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $15-20. 21+. Sky High Brewing’s rooftop party sports live music from locals LMNO in addition to a photobooth, a raffle, various games, dancing, you name it. All in the spirit of fun and fundraising for the Corvallis Environmental Center. For more totally round and not flat info, visit corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/earthball/.
Monday, April 23
World Book Day “Costume Party”
678 S Main St., Lebanon. 4 p.m.
This event sounds pretty awesome and totally out of the ordinary. The press release states that “World Book Day is an annual celebration of how literature crosses barriers of culture and geography. It’s a costume party, a potluck, and a book review, all rolled into one. Bring your favorite book that has helped you better understand another culture (not necessarily even real- it could be a fictitious place). Make a dish that is characteristic of some other part of the world.” They also invite you to dress up as a character. Get creative! For more information, call 541-409-0265.
The World of Writing, Publishing, and Agents @ First Presbyterian Church
114 SW Eighth St., Corvallis. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free to members and full-time students. Guests of members pay $5; visitors pay $10, no one is turned away.
Are you a writer or interested in publishing? The World of Writing, Publishing, and Agents as presented by Chip MacGregor explores the “role of an agent in today’s changing publishing climate, and how does a writer go about finding one? What does a healthy author/agent relationship look like?” MacGregor has been a super successful literary agent for two decades and is an author himself. Come equipped with questions and leave with answers! For more literary-ish info, visit willamettewriters.org/wwotr/.
Thursday, April 26
Provost Lecture: Maya Lin @ The LaSells Stewart Center
875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. Art star, sculptor and architech Maya Lin (well known for designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.) delivers a long awaited lecture. It’s free, but you do need tickets – and they’re currently sold out. That said, get on the wait list by visiting the following link. People drop out all the time! Should be fantastic: http://communications.oregonstate.edu/events/maya-lin
Curtis Monette and Dusty Green Bones Band @ Cloud and Kelly’s Public House
126 SW First St., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Free.
Curtis Monette… we all know. And if you don’t, I pity the fool. As for the Dusty Green Bones Band, I hadn’t heard them before, but really enjoyed discovering their jamgrass / newgrass kind of er… bluegrassy sound. Check it out here: https://www.dustygreenbonesband.com/. For more information and updates regarding the show, visit cloudandkellys.com/live-music/.
By Sam Campbell