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Thursday: “Inside/Outside the Box”

Art: Featured artists (“Thinking Outside of the Box” by Pat Berman pictured) will discuss their works in the exhibit during a Brown Bag Art Talk noon Thursday at The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Free. Information: theartscenter.net

Andy Cripe, The E

Thursday: One Be Lo

Music: Hip-hop artist One Be Lo from the Michigan rap duo Binary Star will perform with California-based artist Haseeb at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. Cover: $7.

Friday: Artists’ Reception

Art: The 19 artists of Gallery Calapooia, 222 First Ave. W. Albany, are the featured artists for December. Friday’s 6 p.m. reception features music, wine, beer and snacks. Free. The gallery is selling tote bags to raise money for a piece of public art. Information: www.gallerycalapooia.com or 541-971-5701.

Friday: Best Cellar Concert

Music: Local folk artists Cassandra Robertson and Ralph Penunuri will perform with satirical musician Paul McKenna 7:30 p.m. Friday in the cellar of First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Admission: $2-$10, sliding scale. Kids are free. Coffee and cookies available. Information:  mjweiss@cmug.com.  

THURSDAY

VENUES

Bombs Away Cafe — Dog Mountain and Paleons, 8 p.m., suggested $5 donation.

Cloud & Kelly’s — One Be Lo and Haseeb, 9:30 p.m., $7.

Downtown Dog — The Blues Cats, 6 p.m., $10.

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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.

Brown Bag Art Talk, noon, The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Artists will discuss their works featured in the exhibit “Inside/Outside the Box,” currently on view in the main gallery. Free. Information: theartscenter.net.

Introduction to Modern Dance, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. This class, for ages 6 to 8, is an introduction to and continuation of the study of dance. Creative movement exercises will allow dancers to explore many aspects of movements and to use dance for creative expression and performance. Tuition: $121 per term in city ($151.25 outside city). Register with Corvallis Parks and Rec, 541-766-6918 or corvallisoregon.gov or at Majestic Theatre, 541-758-7827. Information: Donna Blatt Ervin, ervin95@comcast.net or 541-752-6329.

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

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.

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.

Legends of the Celtic Harp: “A Winter Gift" concert, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. The trio of Celtic harpists Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter will perform Celtic legends along with Irish and English literature woven together with favorite and rare pieces of holiday music. Tickets: $20, advance tickets available online: http://bit.ly/2iGYF1c.

LBCC Fall Choral Concert: "Whispered and Revealed," 7:30 p.m. Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Concert performances include LBCC's award-winning concert and chamber choirs, conducted by Raymund Ocampo, director of choral studies, and accompanied by Kristin Rorrer, and the vocal a cappella groups Blue Light Special and The Sirens. Tickets: $10 general, $7 students, seniors and veterans. Advance tickets online: www.linnbenton.edu/tickets or at theater box office one hour before performance.

Puerto Rico Benefit Concert, 7:30 p.m., West Albany High School cafeteria, 1130 SW Queen Ave. West Albany High School's Key Club is sponsoring this benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The school’s a cappella choir, Rhythmix, the West Jazz Band and other student soloists and ensembles will play during the concert. Admission is $10 per person at the door. Ages 5 and younger are admitted free.

FRIDAY

VENUES

Bombs Away Cafe — Five Letter Word and Caitlin Jemma, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Calapooia Brewing Co. — Wood Rats, 8 p.m.

Cloud & Kelly’s — Rainbow in the Clouds, 10 p.m., $5.

Downtown Dog — Blue Honey, 6 p.m. 

Imagine Coffee — Introducing Arlene, 7 p.m.

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OSU Holiday Marketplace, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Memorial Union Ballroom, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. The 37th annual event features handmade fine arts, including pottery, glass, woodwork and specialty foods, crafted by more than 100 Oregon artists. Free. Information: OSU Craft Center, 541-737-2937.

Annual Corvallis Nativity Festival, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Dec. 1-5, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4141 NW Harrison Blvd. The 24th annual festival will feature more than 500 nativity displays from all over the world, plus afternoon and evening concerts by OSU’s Bella Voce, LBCC Chamber Choir, Good Samaritan Choral Scholars and more. Free. Information and schedule of events: corvallisnativityfestival.org.

Music a la Carte, noon Fridays, OSU Memorial Union Lounge, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. The OSU University Chorale, directed by Sandra Babb and conducted by OSU graduate music education students. Free. Information: 541-737-4061.

OSU Campus Band, 3 p.m., Memorial Union, 1500 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. The OSU Campus Band, under the direction of Jason Gossett, presents a program of band classics. Free. Information: http://bit.ly/2imf922.

Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Friends of the Library members only; membership available at the door. Books, CDs, DVDs.

Winter’s Eve Corvallis, 5 to 9:30 p.m., downtown Corvallis. The Assistance League presents a holiday celebration, with shopping discounts, silent auction, beer, wine, coffee, and food sampling. Downtown stores are open late. Tickets: $40 advance, $45 night of. Advance tickets at The Clothes Tree, The Inkwell Home Store, Rice’s Pharmacy and Gifts, Schmidt’s Garden Center, Creative Framing or online at www.alcorvallis.org.

Artists’ Reception, 6 p.m., Gallery Calapooia, 222 First Ave. W., Albany. The 19 member artists of Gallery Calapooia are the featured artists for December. The artists’ reception will include live music by Tom Hughes, mandolin, and Kim Collar, guitar and violin. Wine, beer and snacks will be served. Free. The gallery is selling tote bags to raise funds for a piece of public art. Information: www.gallerycalapooia.com or 541-971-5701.

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 admission; donations of canned or nonperishable food items for Fish of Albany pantry or a toy for the Toys for Tots bin will be accepted. Information: 541-928-4656 or christmasstorybookland.org.

Lebanon Association for Theatre Arts: Christmas Show, 7 p.m., Lebanon High School, 1700 S. Fifth St. The annual Christmas variety show will feature appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus, an ugly sweater contest, singing, dancing and instrumental performances. Tickets: $5 per person at the door.

Live Country Band: Hey Loretta, 7 p.m., Greenberry Store and Tavern, 29974 Highway 99 West, Corvallis. Loretta Lynn tribute band will perform. Reservations are encouraged and appreciated. Information: 541-752-3796.

Ukulele Cabaret (community open mic and jam), 7 to 9 p.m. first Fridays, except July and November, meeting room, First Alternative South Store, 1007 SE Third St., Corvallis. Free open mic and sing-along for ukulele players of all ages and skill levels. Songbooks and instruction provided. Bring snacks to share. Hosted by Suz Doyle and Jeanne Holmes. Information: 541-602-5537.

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.

Best Cellar Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., cellar First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Acoustic duo Tom and Ellen Demarest will perform, followed by Mark Weiss, Pete Kozak and Ron Green, who play fast-paced American music. Admission: $2-$10, your choice. Kids are free and welcome. Coffee, tea and cookies available. Information: contact Weiss at mjweissatcmug.com.

Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m., Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. The orchestra will present holiday favorites with OSU choruses and soloists, including a sing-along and the "Hallelujah" chorus. Tickets: $22-$32. OSU students and high school youth admitted free with ID. Up to three K-8 students admitted free per paid adult. Advance tickets: http://cosusymphony.org.

High School Improv Smackdown, 7:30 p.m., Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, LBCC, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Improv troupes from South and West Albany High Schools teams will showcase short-form improv comedy (in the spirit of the TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?") and compete for audience approval. Troupes will compete to see which can raise more money for Albany's SafeHaven Humane Society. Tickets: $5. When buying tickets, tell the ticket provider whether you are a South or West Albany supporter. Advance tickets: http://bit.ly/2AfMHVO.

Night Court: Poetry Open Mic with Erica Goss, 7:30 p.m., Interzone Coffee, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Poetics Corvallis presents award-winning poet Goss, who will read from her new book "Night Court," winner of the 2016 Lyre Bird Award, and other works. Free. Information: http://bit.ly/2i2yi5m.

The Hilltop Big Band, 7:30 p.m., Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. Big band will perform holiday music, including “Sleigh Ride,” “Jingle Bells,” and more. Free.

“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.

SATURDAY

VENUES

Bombs Away Cafe — Sharkmouth and Drag Rag, 10 p.m., $5.

Calapooia Brewing Co. — Corwin Bolt, 8 p.m.

Cloud & Kelly’s — Landon Wordswell, TOPE, and others, 9:30 p.m., $7.

Downtown Dog — The Road Home, 6 p.m. 

Imagine Coffee — Randy Williams, 7 p.m.

Squirrel’s Tavern — DTW Funkmas Tour, 9 p.m.

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Christmas Storybook Land, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (and Sunday), Linn County Fair & Expo, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany. Free admission; donations of canned or nonperishable food items for Fish of Albany pantry or a toy for the Toys for Tots bin will be accepted. Information: 541-928-4656 or christmasstorybookland.org.

Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Books, CDs, DVDs.

Felt Gnomes Demonstration, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gallery Calapooia, 222 First Ave. W., Albany. Fabric artist Pat Spark will demonstrate how she creates felt versions of Scandinavian gnomes. Free. Information: www.gallerycalapooia.com or 541-971-5701. 

Saturday Stories, 11 a.m., first Saturdays, Corvallis-Benton County Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Information: 541-766-6794.

Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir: Holiday Concert, 1:30 and 4 p.m. performances, First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Tickets: $10 adult, $8 students and seniors at the door one hour before performance or advance at Grass Roots Books and Music, Sid Stevens Jewelers and Custom Eyes in Albany. Information: wwww.hvcchoirs.com.

Lebanon Association for Theatre Arts: Christmas Show, 2 and 7 p.m. performances, Lebanon High School, 1700 S. Fifth St. Tickets: $5 per person at the door.

Mid-Valley Belly Dance Collective Show, 7 p.m. first Saturdays, Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. $5 suggested donation at the door. Information: 541-752-8549.

Making Spirits Bright: A Winter Dance Concert, 3 and 7 p.m. performances, Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Featuring holiday-inspired performances in a variety of styles from Pacific Tap Dance Company, Modern Dance Technique, Downtown Dance Studio, and Willamette Apprentice Ballet. Tickets: $10-$12. People with SNAP cards can get up to two tickets for $5 each. Information and tickets: majestic.org or box office 541-738-7469.

Corvallis Folklore Society Contra Dance: Penk, Pinney and Lindsay with Erik Wedberg, 7:30 to 11:30 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. Information: 541-250-0856 or corvallisfolklore.org.

“Hands Up,” presented by the August Wilson Red Door Project, 7:30 p.m., Withycombe Hall main stage theatre, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. “Hands Up” is a set of seven monologues exploring the psyches of black men and women in the wake of police shootings across the country. The monologues were originally commissioned by The New Black Fest. A talkback session will follow each performance. Free. Tickets can be reserved online: http://reddoorproject.org/hands-up#tickets.

Lebanon Square Circlers: Toy Drive and New Dancers Dance, 7:30 p.m., Lebanon IOOF Hall, 20 E. Ash St., Lebanon. Caller: Charlotte Jeskey. Cuer: Jackie Gale. Pre-rounds at 7:30 followed by mainstream dancing at 8 p.m. Admission: $5 or $3 with a new unwrapped toy, $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.

SUNDAY

VENUES

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

Cellar Cat — Lori LeMaster with Alex Abrams, 5:30 p.m.

Cloud & Kelly’s — Celtic Jam, 3:30 p.m.

Interzone Coffee — Cronader, Abolitionist and Flexing, 7:30 p.m., $5.

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Annual South Town Art Walk, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1515 SE Bethel St., South Corvallis. A walking tour of South Corvallis artists' studios featuring handmade art including hand knits, paintings, cards, collage, ceramics, sculpture, artisan bread, herbal products and more. Free. Map and more information: https://southtownartwalk.com.

Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Books, CDs, DVDs.

“Juicy Winter Stew: Stories to Warm the Bones” by Carol Freya Soth and Chris Neely, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. performances, 665 SE Atwood Ave., Corvallis. Artists and storytellers Soth and Neely will present three 45-minute story performances as part of the South Town Art Walk. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children under 12. Limited seating. Stories not appropriate for children under 6.

“Hands Up,” presented by the August Wilson Red Door Project, 2 p.m., Withycombe Hall main stage theatre, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Free. Tickets can be reserved online: http://reddoorproject.org/hands-up#tickets.

Live from Gill, 2 p.m., Gill Coliseum, 660 SW 26th St., Corvallis. The Oregon State University Marching Band will perform its greatest hits and classic songs from their 126th season. Admission: $10 general, OSU students and staff free, K-12 Youth free with ID. Advance tickets: http://bit.ly/2ioB9Js.

Children’s Pioneer Christmas Party, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monteith House, 518 Second Ave. SW, Albany. Celebrate the Christmas season the way the pioneers would have done in the 1800s. Children ages 5 to 16 are invited to join the Monteith Historical Society for a Christmas party where they can make pioneer Christmas crafts, decorate the tree, sing carols and more. Cost: $15 per child, and $10 for additional siblings. Reservations required: Albany Visitors Association at 541-928-0911.

Amore Chamber Music Series: Christmas Trumpet and Organ Concert, 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Craig Hanson, organ, and Mark Bacon, trumpet. Free, but donations appreciated.

Hoolyeh International Folk Dance, 7 p.m. 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 — Bryson Skaar, 7 p.m.

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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.

Tap Dance Adult/Teen Beginner, 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, this week through Dec. 13, Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Tuition: $198 for two classes a week; drop-in rate, $13 a class. Information: Nancy, 541-928-2382 or pacifictapdance.com.

Philomath Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, 6:30 p.m., Benton County Historical Society and Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Music, hot chocolate and cookies, and guest appearances from the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo queen and Santa. Free.

Corvallis Guitar Society Meeting, 7 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW Second St., Corvallis. Meet fellow guitarists of all ages and skill levels. Open ensemble play; bring a guitar and foot stool. Music can be downloaded from the website (corvallisguitarsociety.org) one week ahead of time. Featured performance by The Oregon Guitar Quartet. Free, but donations are appreciated. Information: Jon Sharp, 541-829-2092 or jmds157@yahoo.com.

Modern Square Dance Lessons, hosted by Corvallis Square Dancers, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Gatton Hall, First Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Road, Corvallis. Fall term runs 13 weeks. Learn and dance the mainstream calls of modern square dance. No partner necessary. Casual attire. First lesson is free. $75 per person for remainder of fall term. Information: corvallissquares.com.

TUESDAY

VENUES

Downtown Dog — Cowboy Pete, 6 p.m. 

Imagine Coffee — Celtic Jam, 7 p.m.

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Annual Corvallis Nativity Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4141 NW Harrison Blvd. The final day. Free. Information and schedule of events: corvallisnativityfestival.org.

Advent Recitals: “Jazz Sounds of Christmas Joy,” 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays, First Presbyterian Church, 144 SW Eighth St., Corvallis. The season will be kicked off by “Jazz Sounds of Christmas Joy” by Gratitude Jazz Band with Audrey Perkins, led by Winston McCullough. Free. Brown bag lunches welcome.

Modern Dance IV/V, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays (4-5:30 p.m.), Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW Second St., Corvallis. Classes, for ages 12 and older, are for dancers with previous training. It focuses on Graham, Horton and Limon techniques, and a variety of contemporary dance training methods. Tuition: $84 per month. To register contact Donna Blatt Ervin: ervin95@comcast.net or 541-752-6329. Information: moderndancetechnique.com.

Covering the Eclipse: Local Journalists Report their Marys Peak Experience, 6 to 8 p.m., Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. Gazette-Times journalist Bennett Hall and photographer Anibal Ortiz give a visual presentation of the 2017 solar eclipse, as viewed from the Summit of Marys Peak. Plus, The Students to the Peak Project by Corvallis public school teachers Jen Davis and Vicki Hurlak and Marys Peak interpretive guides Phil Hays and Bob Lillie. Free. Information: Dave Eckert, deckert@willamettewatershed.com or 541-230-1237.

Graphic Novel Book Club for Adults discusses “What It Is” by Lynda Barry, 6:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Anyone aged 18 and older can participate in informal discussions of popular and contemporary preselected graphic-novel titles. Copies of the titles to be discussed each month can be checked out from the second-floor reference desk at the library. Moderated by Bonnie Brzozowsi. Information: 541-766-6793.

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 nonaudition choir is 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

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

Imagine Coffee — Game Night, 7 p.m.

Old World Deli — Gumbo, 7 p.m.

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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.

Modern Dance I/II, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. through Dec. 13, Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Classes, for beginning or intermediate dancers ages 9 to 12, include floor work, placement and technique, jumps, leaps and choreography. Tuition: $126.50 per term in city ($158 outside city). Register with Corvallis Parks and Rec, 541-766-6918 or corvallisoregon.gov or at Majestic Theatre, 541-758-7827. Information: Donna Blatt Ervin, ervin95@comcast.net or 541-752-6329.

Tap Dance, Teen Beginner 2/Intermediate, 5 to 6 p.m. this week through Dec. 18, Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Tuition: $121 for one class a week; drop-in rate, $13 a class. Information: Nancy, 541-928-2382 or pacifictapdance.com.

Tap Dance Adult/Teen Beginner, 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, this week through Dec. 13, Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Tuition: $198 for two classes a week; drop-in rate, $13 a class. Information: Nancy, 541-928-2382 or pacifictapdance.com.

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.

THURSDAY

VENUES

Bombs Away Cafe — Korgy and Bass, 9:30 p.m.

Calapooia Brewing Co. — Rusty Hinges, 7:30 p.m.

Downtown Dog — The McAllisters, 6 p.m. 

Imagine Coffee — La Pasda, Determined Art Movement Fundraiser, 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.

Introduction to Modern Dance, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. This class, for ages 6 to 8, is an introduction to and continuation of the study of dance. Creative movement exercises will allow dancers to explore many aspects of movements and to use dance for creative expression and performance. Tuition: $121 per term in city ($151.25 outside city). Register with Corvallis Parks and Rec, 541-766-6918 or corvallisoregon.gov or at Majestic Theatre, 541-758-7827. Information: Donna Blatt Ervin, ervin95@comcast.net or 541-752-6329.

Town & Country Realty presents “Elf,” 6 p.m., Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Town & Country Realty presents its seventh annual movie night with a screening of “Elf” starring Will Ferrell. Free admission, but please bring nonperishable food to benefit Linn Benton Food Share. Information: https://www.facebook.com/TownNCountryRealty.

Webster Chicago, 6 to 8 p.m., Papa’s Pizza Parlor, 1030 SW Third St., Corvallis. Every first Thursday is blues night. Information: 541-757-2727.

Community Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. The 14th annual concert presented by Friends of the Family will include an evening of contemporary Celtic music from Windham Hill/ArkMusic recording artists Jeff Johnson, keys and vocal, Brian Dunning, flutes and whistles, Wendy Goodwin, violin, and Eric Miller, guitar. Guests will be the Comerford School of Irish Dance of Corvallis. Free. Information: www.fofm.org.

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.

“The Nutcracker,” presented by Legacy Ballet, 7 p.m., Dec. 7-9, Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Sugar plum fairies, bon bons, toy soldiers, and mice — Legacy Ballet returns for its sixth annual "Nutcracker," featuring adult and children dancers from the community, Tickets: $14 each with a portion of the proceeds going to FISH of Albany. Advance tickets: http://bit.ly/2AfMHVO.

Open Source Improv, 9 p.m. first Thursdays,Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. Free. Information: opensourceimprov3000@gmail.com.

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