Openers, good bets and oddball events happening the week of Oct. 5-12
• Oregon Coast Jazz Party
The Oregon Coast Jazz Party continues through Sunday, Oct. 7, at various locations in Newport. Admission is $15-$38, depending on the particular event. For the schedules of events and more information, see www.oregoncoastjazzparty.org or call 541-265-2787.
• OSU Music à la Carte concert series
The OSU Music à la Carte concert series begins at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge. Concerts are held most Fridays during the school year. The series kicks off with a concert from the Jeffers-Carlson Duo, a recital featuring Rebecca Jeffers and Angela Carlson performing work by OSU’s Dana Reason, as well as music by Dvorak, Danzi, Rachmaninoff and Greg Anderson. For more information and for the fall concert lineup, see http://oregonstate.edu/cla/music or call 541-737-5592.
• Barrel Jumpers @ Russell Tripp Performance Center
Americana folk and bluegrass band Barrel Jumpers play at 7 p.m. at the Russell Tripp Performance Center at LBCC, 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W., Albany. Admission is $10. For more information, call 541-917-4531. For artist information, see http://www.facebook.com/thebarreljumpers.
• ‘Belly Full of Bob’ @ the Majestic
The Majestic Theatre presents “Belly Full of Bob: A Tribute to Bob Marley and the Wailers” at 9 p.m. at the theater, 115 S.W. Second St., Corvallis. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 541-738-7469 or online through www.majestic.org. This show is for patrons 21 and older.
• Corvallis Repertory Singers’ ‘Young Geniuses’
Corvallis Repertory Singers begins its 13th season with “Young Geniuses” at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1165 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis. The program includes a mass written by Haydn when he was 18; “Orphanage Mass,” written by a 12-year-old Mozart; and Bach’s “Christ Lay in the Bonds of Death,” believed to be his first choral creation, composed when he was 22.
Tickets are $15-$20 and can be purchased at Grass Roots Books & Music, Troubadour Music Center and WineStyles in Corvallis, and Sid Stevens Jewelers in Albany, or online through www.tickettomato.com. For more information about this and more CRS performances, see www.repsing.org.
• German film festival
OSU’s School of Language, Culture and Society hosts a free film festival featuring German-language films through Friday, Oct. 12, at Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. Fourth St., Corvallis. The films are subtitled.
• 8 p.m. Monday: “Winter’s Daughter” (“Wintertochter”)
• 8 p.m. Tuesday: “Baikonur”
• 7 p.m. Wednesday: “The Blue Light” (“Das blaue Licht”)
• 8:30 p.m. Wednesday: “All My Girls” (“Alle meine Mädchen”)
• 8 p.m. Thursday: “Combat Girls” (“Kriegerin”)
• 8 p.m. Friday: “Lessons of a Dream” (“Der ganz große Traum”)
For more information about the festival and the films, see http://bit.ly/R0nrVC.
• ‘Kissed by a Fox’ author Priscilla Stuckey @ Grass Roots
Priscilla Stuckey, author of “Kissed by a Fox and Other Stories of Friendship in Nature” will be on hand at 7 p.m. at Grass Roots Books and Music, 227 S.W. Second St., Corvallis. Drawing on Stuckey’s personal experiences, “Kissed by a Fox” explores the depth of relationships possible with nature.
• Icicle Piano Trio
Chamber Music Corvallis begins its 54th season with a concert from the Icicle Piano Trio, featuring piano, cello and violin at 7:30 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis. The program includes work by Rachmaninoff, Brahms and Schumann. Admission is $24 in advance and $27 online or at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at Grass Roots Books & Music in Corvallis or by calling 541-757-0902.
For more information, see http://chambermusiccorvallis.org.
•Joe Pantoliano, ‘Hope’s Messengers’ presentation
Actor Joe Pantoliano (“The Goonies,” “Memento,” “The Matrix”) speaks about his experiences with depression and his creation of nonprofit organization No Kidding, Me Too! at 7 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis. This is the kick-off event for the “What’s on Your Mind?” presentation series. Admission is free, but seating is limited.
• “Stand Up Against Bullying” concert
South Albany High School presents “Stand Up Against Bullying,” a benefit and concert, at 9 p.m. at the school, 3705 Columbus St. S.E., Albany. Admission is $2 at the door. The proceeds benefit the family of Kaitlyn Boris. Please wear blue to promote Anti-Bullying month. For more information, see http://on.fb.me/QHqlvM.
• Gangstagrass @ Cloud & Kelly’s Public House
Gangstagrass, an Grammy-nominated bluegrass and hip-hop band based in New York, performs at
10 p.m. at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 S.W. First St., Corvallis. Junior Ramey also plays.