Liz Coffman and The Revenue

Friday-Saturday: Barsideous Brewing Music

Music: Lebanon’s new brewery, 644 S. Main St., celebrates its grand-opening with music performances by guitar duo Buddha Industry 8 p.m. Friday and Portland’s blues-rock band Liz Coffman and The Revenue (pictured) playing 8 p.m. Saturday. No cover. Information: https://www.facebook.com/barsideous.

Photo by Dave Bauer

Friday: Holiday improv

Improv: South Albany High School’s Rebels Without Applause improv troupe performs improv with mid-valley pros at 7 p.m. Friday in the "Ho Ho Holiday Improv Spectacular" at the school, 3705 SE Columbus St. SE, Albany. Tickets: $5 general, $3 students and seniors at the door.

Saturday: Non-President’s Ball

Music: The annual ball and benefit for Linn Benton Food Share is 8 p.m. Saturday at Peacock Bar and Grill, 125 SW Second St., Corvallis. Big E. Little and the Squirrel Men, Dave Plaehn, Dennis Monroe, Chris Arellano and more will perform. Suggested donation: $10. Proceeds go to Linn-Benton Food Share.

Wednesday: ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

Movie: The classic Christmas film starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed returns to the Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis, for a 7 p.m. showing Wednesday. Tickets: $5-$7. Advance tickets: https://itsawonderfullifeatwhiteside.brownpapertickets.com or at Corvallis Brewing Supply.   

THURSDAY

VENUES

Bombs Away Cafe — Despite the Whiteness, 9:30 p.m.

Calapooia Brewing Co. — Wild Hog in the Woods, 7:30 p.m.

Cloud & Kelly’s — Free Range Open Mic, 8 p.m.

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COI Guitar Group, 11 a.m. to noon, every Thursday, Community Outreach Inc. multipurpose room, 865 NW Reiman Ave., Corvallis. The guitar group is designed for anyone in the community who wants to play guitar. For all skill levels. Free. Information: 541-220-8685.

Conversation from Corrine Woodman Gallery, noon, The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Mid-valley artists Samuel Hoffman and Mark A. Meyer will discuss their work featured in the Corrine Woodman Gallery. Hoffman works in porcelain and Meyer in color photography. Hoffman is interested in celestial phenomena, while Meyer focuses on older cars. Free. Information: theartscenter.net.

Pastega Holiday Lights, 5 to 10 p.m., Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis.The annual holiday light show runs through Jan. 1. Free, but donations of food for local food banks accepted. Information: https://www.facebook.com/PastegaChristmasLights.

Christmas Storybook Land, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Linn County Fair & Expo, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany. Indoor forest wonderland with more than 115 scenes and Santa Claus. Free; donations of canned or nonperishable food items for Fish of Albany pantry or a toy for the Toys for Tots bin accepted. Information: 541-928-4656 or christmasstorybookland.org.

Improv Night, 6:30 p.m., The Growler Garage and Tap House, 229 Third Ave. SW, Albany. The Long Con Improv troupe will perform improv comedy. Family-friendly. Free. Information: http://bit.ly/2AjznwY.

Imagine Acoustic Open Mic, 7 to 9 p.m. Monthly Second Thursdays, Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. Sign up 6:30 p.m. Free. All ages welcome. Information: 541-286-4340.

Line and Couples Dance Lessons, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Albany Eagles, 127 Broadalbin St. SW. Hosted by Vickie’s DJ and Dance. All ages welcome. Cost: $4 per person. Information: 541-926-1159.

“Pippin,” 7:30 p.m., Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. W., Albany. The young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 juniors and seniors, available online at albanycivic.org. Help with reserving or purchasing online is available from Sid Stevens Jewelers, 541-967-8140.

FRIDAY

VENUES

Barsideous Brewing — Buddha Industry, 8 p.m.

Bombs Away Cafe — Haus of Dharma presents Xxxmas Drag Show, 10 p.m., $5.

Cloud & Kelly’s — In Bloom and Summer Soundtrack, 9:30 p.m. $5.

Downtown Dog — DC Blues, 6 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — Thormahlen Christmas Sing-along with Audrey Perkins, 7 p.m.

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Christmas Storybook Land, 2 to 8:30 p.m., Linn County Fair & Expo, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany. Admission free; donations of canned or nonperishable food item for Fish of Albany pantry or a toy for the Toys for Tots bin accepted. Information: 541-928-4656 or christmasstorybookland.org.

Christmas Caroling by Horse-Drawn Wagon, beginning at 5 p.m. and leaving every 45 minutes, departing from the Monteith House Museum, 518 Second Ave. SW, Albany. The Monteith Historical Society and Chafin Farms are offering Christmas caroling by wagon through the Monteith Historic District. Song leaders, books and bells will be provided. Proceeds are dedicated to the museum. Cost: adults, $10; children under 12, $5. Reservations are required and are available from the Albany Visitors Association, 110 Third Ave. SE or 541-928-0911.

Pastega Holiday Lights, 5 to 10 p.m., Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis.

Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center Benefit Concert, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Local singer-songwriter Cassandra Robertson will be accompanied by Portland bass player Wynter Byrnes for a concert of “acoustic conscious folk” to benefit the Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center. There will also be a silent auction for handcrafted wooden boxes by local artist Barb Wilson. Admission: $10 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Information: contact Aleita Hass-Holcombe, aleita@cmug.com.

Accordioso, the Corvallis Accordion Club, 7 p.m., Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. The group of musicians, which features 14 accordions, a harmonica, bass, lead guitar, drums, trumpet and banjo, will perform Christmas and holiday music. There will also be a sing-along. Free.

“Birthday of a King,” musical, 7 p.m., King’s Chapel, 65 W. Grant, Lebanon. Local volunteer actors of all ages from King’s Chapel and Crown Productions present the Christmas musical “Birthday of a King.” It's an allegorical tale of a small colorful town, a prince, a ballerina and an evil lord. Tickets: $20 general advance or at the door, children under 5 admitted free. Advance tickets and information: crownproductionsoregon.com.

“Ho Ho Holiday Improv Spectacular,” 7 to 9 p.m., South Albany High School, 3705 Columbus St. SE, Albany. South Albany’s Rebels Without Applause improv troupe teams with improv pros from around the mid-valley to deliver holiday cheer and improv comedy. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $5 general, $3 students and seniors at the door.

Albany Timber Twirlers Square Dance, 7:30 to 10 p.m., first and third Fridays, 738 SE Fifth St., Albany. Caller: Bruce Lowther. Cuer: Sandy Harris. Admission: $5 donation. Information, contact Bev Swearingen, 541-619-2848.

“Pippin,” 7:30 p.m., Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. W., Albany. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 juniors and seniors, available online at albanycivic.org. Help with reserving or purchasing online is available from Sid Stevens Jewelers, 541-967-8140.

SATURDAY

VENUES

Bombs Away Cafe — Ben Mutschler, 9 p.m.

Calapooia Brewing Co. — Possible Human Origins, 8 p.m.

Cloud & Kelly’s — Adam Larson and Co., 9 p.m.

Downtown Dog — David Whittaker, 6 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — Triple Play, 7 p.m.

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Breakfast with Santa, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Corvallis Masonic Lodge, 306 SW Madison Ave. St. Mary’s Assembly of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is hosting Breakfast with Santa. Pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage with a choice of juice or coffee will be served. This fundraiser will support the Shriner's Children's Hospital and the local Assembly General Funds. Admission: $6 per adult, $4 per child (ages 4-8), children under 4 years old are free. Information: https://www.facebook.com/corvallisrainbowgirls.

Family Music Fun, 11 a.m. third Saturdays, Storytime Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Family participation music and movement program for all ages. Information: 541-766-6793.

Pottery Demonstration, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gallery Calapooia, 222 First Ave. W., Albany. Ceramic artist Dennis Johanson will demonstrate how he throws his pots on a wheel and develops his glazes. Free. Information: www.gallerycalapooia.com or 541-971-5701.

Decorate Your Own Donut, 2 to 6 p.m., Benny’s Donuts, 116 NW Third St., Corvallis. Benny’s Donuts invites everyone to bring their family and friends to decorate their own donut and choose their own icing and toppings. Winter and Christmas-themed toppings will match the season. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1879719305691403.

Willamette Valley Concert Band, Christmas concert, 2 p.m., Russell Tripp Performance Center, Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. This free 60-minute concert will feature a variety of old and newer Christmas music. The concert also will include a collection of traditional carols in the Celtic style titled “A Celtic Christmas.” Audience members may make a free-will donation at the door to help defray the costs of presenting this free concert. Information: www.wvcband.org or 503-838-3474.

Winter Guitar Concert Series, concert by Corvallis Guitar Society, 3 to 4 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. This new concert series, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will include classical ensemble, duet and solo works with a focus on both seasonal festivity and music styles from around the world and the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Free. Information: 541-766-6965.

Christmas Caroling by Horse-Drawn Wagon, beginning at 5 p.m. and leaving every 45 minutes, departing from the Monteith House Museum, 518 Second Ave. SW, Albany. Cost: adults, $10; children under 12, $5. Reservations are required and are available from the Albany Visitors Association, 110 Third Ave. SE or 541-928-0911.

Pastega Holiday Lights, 5 to 10 p.m., Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis.

“Birthday of a King,” musical, 7 p.m., King’s Chapel, 65 W. Grant, Lebanon. Tickets: $20 general advance or at the door, children under 5 admitted free. Advance tickets and information: crownproductionsoregon.com.

Corvallis Belly Dance Performance Guild Showcase, 7 p.m., third Saturdays, Old World Deli, 341 SW Second Street, Corvallis. Donations appreciated. Information: www.corvallisbellydance.org.

Corvallis Repertory Singers: “Candlelight and Carols,” 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. The seasonal concert from the Corvallis Repertory Singers, directed by Steven Zielke, will feature selections from Handel’s “The Messiah” and a selection of holiday carols. The second half includes arrangements like “He Is Born,” and “See Amid the Winter’s Snow,” arranged by Dan Forrest, a John Rutter arrangement of “O Holy Night,” and more. Tickets: $25 main floor, $18 balcony, and $10 students (K-college). Advance tickets: http://repsing.org or Grass Roots Books and Music, Troubadour Music Center and Schmidt’s Garden Center in Corvallis.

Corvallis Folklore Society Contra Dance: The Nettles with Woody Lane, 7 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 SW West Hills Road, Corvallis. Admission: $8-$10, discount of $2 offered to Corvallis Folklore Society members, students or those who bike or walk. Free for those 18 and under. Information: 541-250-0856 or corvallisfolklore.org.

Lebanon Square Circlers: Christmas Dance, 7:30 p.m., Lebanon IOOF Hall, 20 E. Ash St., Lebanon. Caller: Charlotte Jeskey. Cuer: Jackie Gale. Gift exchange: bring a gift valued at $5 or less for the exchange. Cost: $5 or $12 per family. Information: 541-401-9780 or www.lebanonsquarecirclers.com.

“Pippin,” 7:30 p.m., Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. W., Albany. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 juniors and seniors, available online at albanycivic.org. Help with reserving or purchasing online is available from Sid Stevens Jewelers, 541-967-8140.

The Majestic Holiday Spectacular, 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. A celebration of the holidays and the arts and culture programs that make up the Majestic Theatre, includes dancing, singing and more in a style similar to the Majestic Follies of previous seasons. This also serves as a fundraiser for the Majestic.  The show includes a silent auction and bake sale. Tickets: $12-$14. Information and tickets: majestic.org or box office 541-738-7469.

Winterdance: A Celtic Christmas Celebration, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW Eighth St., Corvallis. Presented by the Corvallis Folklore Society, this celebration will feature performances by California-based Celtic band Molly’s Revenge and guest vocalist Christa Burch, along with The Murray Irish Dancers from Portland.  Molly’s Revenge, which has toured internationally since 2000 and released 13 albums, will perform Christmas songs and music from its new album. Tickets: $18 advance for Corvallis Folklore Society members or seniors, $20 for nonmembers, add $2 at the door, and $10 for children under 12. Advance tickets online: tickettomato.com or Grass Books and Music in Corvallis.

Annual "Non-President's Ball and Food Share Benefit," 8 p.m., Top of the Peacock Bar and Grill, 125 SW Second St., Corvallis. Music of Big E. Little and the Squirrel Men featuring Dave Plaehn, Dennis Monroe, Chris Arellano, Joel Garfunkel and Gary Nolde. Admission: suggested donation of $10. All proceeds go to Linn Benton Food Share. The event is 21 and over. Information: 541-990-2470.

SUNDAY

VENUES

Calapooia Brewing Co. — Blues Jam, 4 p.m.

Cellar Cat — Craig Snazelle and Mike Winkle Duo, 5:30 p.m.

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The Sacrament of the Breath: A Solstice Fundraiser, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave. Suite No. 101, Corvallis. The class will investigate the breath as a sacrament and practice pranayama, restorative yoga, and yoga nidra. This class is a fundraiser for the son of longtime Live Well family member Cathryn Kasper's son, Julyan Kasper. Julyan needs an organ transplant to survive. All funds from this by-donation class will be given to Julyan and his family to help them keep their home and their health. Donations can be made through the GoFundMe link: https://www.gofundme.com/julyankaspermedicalfund or via cash/check on the day of the class.

“Pippin,” 2:30 p.m., Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. W., Albany. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 juniors and seniors, available online at albanycivic.org. Help with reserving or purchasing online is available from Sid Stevens Jewelers, 541-967-8140.

Corvallis Repertory Singers: “Candlelight and Carols,” 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Tickets: $25 main floor, $18 balcony, and $10 students (K-college). Advance tickets: http://repsing.org or Grass Roots Books and Music, Troubadour Music Center and Schmidt’s Garden Center in Corvallis.

Eugene Ballet Company, “The Nutcracker,” 3 to 5:30 p.m., Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Hundreds of aspiring young dancers join the Eugene Ballet Company on stage to perform “The Nutrcracker.” Tickets: $27-$38. Advance online: http://lasells.oregonstate.edu/event/eugene-ballet-nutcracker.

Majestic Reader’s Theatre: “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” adapted by Joe Landry, 3 and 7 p.m. performances, Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. George Bailey, a businessman in the small town of Bedford Falls, has led a life of sacrifice and doing good things for others. When $8,000 turns up missing from his business, however, he faces bankruptcy and contemplates suicide. His guardian angel, Clarence, helps George reflect upon his life. Tickets: $10-$12. People with SNAP cards can get up to two tickets for $5 each. Advance tickets and information: majestic.org and box office 541-738-7469.

Sundays @ 3 presents A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten, 3 p.m., Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 333 NW 35th St, Corvallis. Donations at the concert are accepted and appreciated.

Christmas Caroling by Horse-Drawn Wagon, beginning at 5 p.m. and leaving every 45 minutes, departing from the Monteith House Museum, 518 Second Ave. SW, Albany. Cost: adults, $10; children under 12, $5. Reservations are required and are available from the Albany Visitors Association, 110 Third Ave. SE or 541-928-0911.

Pastega Holiday Lights, 5 to 10 p.m., Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis.

“Birthday of a King,” musical, 7 p.m., King’s Chapel, 65 W. Grant, Lebanon. Tickets: $20 general advance or at the door, children under 5 admitted free. Advance tickets and information: crownproductionsoregon.com.

Hoolyeh International Folk Dance, 7 p.m. first and third Sundays, Gatton Hall, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 SW West Hills Road, Corvallis. Admission: $4, no partner required. Information: 971-237-2000.

MONDAY

VENUES

Imagine Coffee — O.K. Chorale, 2:30 p.m. and Master’s Men, 7 p.m.

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Christmas Caroling by Horse-Drawn Wagon, beginning at 5 p.m. and leaving every 45 minutes, departing from the Monteith House Museum, 518 Second Ave. SW, Albany. Cost: adults, $10; children under 12, $5. Reservations are required and are available from the Albany Visitors Association, 110 Third Ave. SE or 541-928-0911.

Pastega Holiday Lights, 5 to 10 p.m., Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis.

Pu’uwai O Ke Kuawa (Heart of the Valley) Hula, 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Mondays, First Baptist Church of Corvallis, 125 NW 10th St., Corvallis. Cost: $5 per class. Information: Barb Landau, 541-908-9190 or corvallishula.com.

Line Dance, Couples Dance, Dance Lesson, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Albany Eagles Lodge, 127 Broadalbin St. SW, Albany. Instructor Ernie Briggs leads a dance lesson at 7 p.m. Admission: $4 per person. Information: 541-974-0470.

TUESDAY

VENUES

Imagine Coffee — Celtic Jam, 7 p.m.

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Advent Recitals: “Alleluia Lullabies,” 12:15 p.m., Tuesdays, First Presbyterian Church, 144 SW Eighth St., Corvallis. The recital will be performed on two harps by Jeff Parsons and Laura Zaerr. Free. Brown bag lunches welcome.

Pastega Holiday Lights, 5 to 10 p.m., Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis.

Corvallis Community Choir Fall Term Rehearsals, Oct. 10-Dec. 19, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. This a nonaudition choir dedicated to spreading joy through singing together. Music for the term will be a mixture of new selections and pieces carried over from prior terms. Director: James Morsund. Accompanist: Bryson Skaar. Cost: $50 per term, $15 for students or $5 per week. Information: contact Nan Chaney 541-740-6068 or email nonandjay1@gmail.com or see http://corvalliscommunitychoir.us.

WEDNESDAY

VENUES

Bombs Away Cafe — Bourbon Barrel Bingo, 7 p.m., $5.

Calapooia Brewing — Open Mic, 7:30 p.m.

Downtown Dog — Gypsy Butterfly, 6 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — DTW-Second Line “Christmas Spectacular,” 7 p.m.

Old World Deli — Gumbo, 7 p.m.

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Amore Music Series, 12:15 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Organist Craig Hanson will perform Christmas music from France. Free, but donations appreciated.

Comfort Crafting Circle, 1 to 2 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, meeting room, Benton Hospice, 2350 NW Professional Drive, Corvallis. Make items for hospice patients and families. Knitters, crocheters and crafters from the community are welcome. No experience necessary. Information: 800-898-9616 or 541-757-9616.

Pastega Holiday Lights, 5 to 10 p.m., Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis.

Jefferson Jammers, 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Morningstar Grange, Morningstar Road, Millersburg. Classic rock and country. Information: 541-327-9882.

Beginning Ballet Class for Tweens, Teens and Adults, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Cascade Performing Arts Center, 800 Harrison St., Lebanon. This class is for those who have never taken ballet before or who have some experience and are dancing at a beginning level. Regular class fee: $5. Information: 541-401-9780.

“It’s A Wonderful Life,” 7 p.m., Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. In this classic holiday film an angel is sent from heaven to help George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) realize what life would be like if he never existed. Tickets: $5-$7. Advance tickets: https://itsawonderfullifeatwhiteside.brownpapertickets.com or Corvallis Brewing Supply.

THURSDAY

VENUES

Calapooia Brewing Co. — The Road Sodas, 8 p.m.

Downtown Dog — Studly Kitchen, 6 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — Bryson Skaar Christmas, 7 p.m.

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COI Guitar Group, 11 a.m. to noon, every Thursday, Community Outreach Inc. multipurpose room, 865 NW Reiman Ave., Corvallis. The guitar group is designed for anyone in the community who wants to play guitar. For all skill levels. Free. Information: 541-220-8685.

Corvallis Arts Walk, 4 to 8 p.m., downtown Corvallis. Every third Thursdays Corvallis’ art galleries stay open late. This month’s art walk includes The Art Center’s De-construction of the “Inside/Outside the Box” exhibit,” the “Montage” juried student exhibition at OSU’s Fairbanks Gallery, the “Young Artists’ Traveling Exhibit" at Voices Gallery and the local artist cooperative Teal Gallery showing a variety of artwork. Free. Information: corvallisartswalk.com.

Pastega Holiday Lights, 5 to 10 p.m., Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis.

"Music in the Air," 6 and 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. Winter concert by Jubilate! The Women's Choir of Corvallis. Admission: adults, $12 in advance, $15 the door, 12 and under, free. Tickets are available from members, at jubilatechoir.org or at the door if still available; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Corvallis New Horizons Band, 6:15 p.m. Thursdays. The New Horizons Band welcomes players at all levels. Admission is a quarterly tuition fee. Information: 541-224-3428.

Northwest Banjo Band, 6:30 to 8 p.m. third Thursdays, Papa’s Pizza, 1030 SW Third St., Corvallis. There is no cover charge. Information: 541-757-2727.

Celtic Solstice, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 21-23, Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Celebrate the Midwinter Yule with Celtic music, singing, ballet and dance. Doors open an hour early, with mulled cider and Celtic art in the lobby. Tickets: $16-$18. People with SNAP cards can get up to two tickets for $5 each. Advance tickets and information: majestic.org and box office 541-738-7469.

Line and Couples Dance Lessons, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Albany Eagles, 127 Broadalbin St. SW. Hosted by Vickie’s DJ and Dance. All ages welcome. Cost: $4 per person. Information: 541-926-1159.

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