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Barry Walker Jr.

Friday: Barry Walker Jr.

Music: Portland-based singer-songwriter Walker Jr., who released a self-titled solo album last November, returns home to Corvallis to perform with Michael Hurley 9 p.m. Friday at Bombs Away Café,  2527 NW Monroe Ave. Cover: $5. Information:

Thursday: Jim Malcolm

Music: The award-winning Scottish folksinger and songwriter will perform 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Friends Meeting House, 3311 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Tickets: $20 advance, $22 at the door ($2 discount for Corvallis Folklore Society member or seniors). Advance tickets: Grass Roots Books and Music or

Friday: Chuva Boa CD Release

Music: The mid-valley Latin-jazz group Chuva Boa, featuring Colleen Kitchen, vocals and keyboard, Laura Zaerr, harp, Kevin Ronkko, percussion, and Victoria Baker, trumpet, will hold a CD release party and show 7 p.m. Friday at Imagine Coffee,  5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. Free. Information: 541-286-4340.

Saturday: Belly Full of Bob

Music: The local Bob Marley nine-piece tribute band will perform with the Turntable Enabler 9 p.m. Saturday at Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Cover: $10 at the door. Information:



Bombs Away Cafe — Jazz Jam, 9 p.m.

Barsideous Brewing — Karaoke, 7 p.m.

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

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

Downtown Dog — Studly Kitchen, 6 p.m.


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: Howland Community Open Exhibit, noon, The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Artists from Benton and Linn counties will discuss their works featured in the annual community open exhibit. Free. Information:

“Superegional” and “Storming the Academy” artists’ reception and performances, 5 to 8 p.m., Fairbanks Gallery, 220 SW 26th St., OSU, Corvallis. Bruce Burris’ exhibit, “Superegional,” will include a performance by two artists, Amy Isler Gibson and Jennifer McCloskey, in which they respond to a quilt piece made by Jessie Dunahoo. At the “Storming the Academy” reception, artist Ruth Van Order, whose art is featured in the show, will be working on a large drawing on the floor, while Chris Durnin and Matt Kellam will perform experimental drone music in response to the piece. Free.

“Walk With Me” screening, 6 p.m., Horizon Room, Memorial Union, OSU, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. The documentary, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, focuses on a Zen Buddhist community and its teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh. Hosted by the Mindfulness Living Learning Community, a partnership between two university departments: University Housing and Dining Services and Counseling and Psychological Services. Discussion afterward will be led by Dr. Dee Denver from OSU's Department of Integrative Biology. Free. Information:

Imagine Acoustic Open Mic, 7 to 9 p.m., 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.

The Corvallis Circle of the Dances of Universal Peace, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. The theme this month is dancing with open hearts. All are welcome; no experience necessary. Suggested donation: $5-$10. Information: contact Bonnie Parr Philipson 503-547-3822.

Jim Malcolm Live from Scotland, 7:30 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 3311 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Malcolm, a Scottish folksinger and songwriter, will perform. He was Scotland's Songwriter of the Year in 2004 and three-time nominee for the Scots Singer of the Year. Malcolm performs original songs, ballads and the works of Robert Burns, with guitar and harmonicas. Tickets: $20 advance, $22 at the door ($2 discount for Corvallis Folklore Society members or seniors). Advance tickets: Grass Roots Books or online:



Bombs Away Cafe — Barry Walker Jr. and Michael Hurley, 9 p.m., $5.

Cloud & Kelly’s — Queer Music Night with Familiars, trying to be brave and Ben Maxon, 9:30 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — Chuva Boa CD Release Party, 7 p.m.


OSU Craft Center Lonesome Pottery Sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Trysting Tree lounge, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. The OSU Craft Center presents handmade pottery and glass for sale. Proceeds go to the center. Cash and check only. Information: 541-737-2937 or

Author Event: Virginia A. Johnson, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Think Brain Candy Bookstore, 678 S. Main St., Lebanon. Crabtree writer Johnson is holding a book launch event for her new self-published book "A Greenhorn Gal: Life in Eastern Montana.” Books will be available for purchase. Information:

Music a la Carte, noon Fridays, OSU Memorial Union Lounge, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis.Music a la Carte presents the OSU Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Bob Brudvig. Free. Information: 541-737-4061.

Grand Opening Albany Art Studio, 4 to 9 p.m., 131 Montgomery St. NE, Albany. Tour the new studio, including its splatter box, class area, and local artist gallery. Door prizes, music, wine and beer. Free. Information:

Accordioso, the Corvallis Accordion Club, 7 p.m., Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. The group will be performing Dixieland jazz to celebrate Mardi Gras. There will be a sing-along. The group of musicians includes 14 accordions, drums, banjo and two guest musicians from Eugene: Meg Graf playing bass on “Big George” and Vicki Cox playing trumpet. Free.

Artist’s Reception: Tony Hayden, 7 p.m., The Lobby Restaurant, 661 Main St., Lebanon. The photographer Hayden is displaying an exhibit of mostly black-and-white photos taken on many years of traveling through the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia. The reception includes refreshments and a question-and-answer session with the Lebanon artist. Exhibit is free to view. Information: The Lobby, 541-258-1597.

Corvallis Eco-Film Festival: “Stink,” 7 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall (above New Morning Bakery), 223 SW Second St., Corvallis. The 14th annual film festival continues with  “Stink,” which features a single father who is trying to find out what the smell in his kid’s pajamas could be. He stumbles upon a bigger issue: Products on our store shelves aren’t safe. A brief discussion and question-and-answer session will follow the film. Beer and snacks available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $5 per person or $10 per family. Information: or 541-230-1237.

Author Event: Chang-rae Lee, 7:30 p.m., OSU Valley Library rotunda, 201 SW Waldo Place, Corvallis. Chang-rae Lee will give a reading. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow. Lee is the author of the novels “Native Speaker,” “A Gesture Life,” “Aloft” and “The Surrendered,” which won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. His most recent novel, “On Such a Full Sea,” won the Heartland Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction. Free.

The Emerald Jazz Kings: "A Pocketful of Dreams: Bing Crosby & The Classic Song Book," 7:30 p.m., Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Jesse Cloninger, artistic director, conductor, and the Jazz Kings pay tribute to Crosby with a selection of the best from his career, including “Pennies From Heaven,” “I’m An Old Cowhand,” “Swinging On A Star,” “I’ll Be Seeing You” and “A Pocketful Of Dreams.” Tickets: $25. Advance tickets: or 541-434-7000.

Friday Swing Dance, 8 to 11 p.m., OSU Women’s Building, Room No. 116, 160 NW 26th, Corvallis. Corvallis Swing Dance includes DJ led music, beginner lesson, steal circle and snacks. Admission: $5. Information:



Barsideous Brewing — The Gutones, 7 p.m.

Bombs Away Cafe — Belly Full of Bob and Turntable Enabler, 9 p.m., $10.

Calapooia Brewing Co. — Spirit of 206, 8 p.m.

Cloud & Kelly’s — Junior Raimey, Adam Larson and Kory Quinn, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Imagine Coffee — Triple Play Band, 7 p.m.


Corvallis Winter Indoor Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 13-April 7, Guerber Hall, Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Winter market features food, produce and craft vendors. Free.

Costume Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. W., Albany. The theater will be selling costumes from its productions. Information: or 541-928-4603.

¡Los Cuentos!: bilingual story time for kids, 11 a.m. second Saturdays, Corvallis Benton County Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave.. Free. Children of all ages welcome. Information: 541-766-6794.

Cabaret Brunch, noon to 3 p.m., Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Doors open at 11 a.m. The debut of Cabaret Brunch, produced through Justin Buckles Productions, will feature singing, comedy, drag, burlesque, and few games of drag bingo. Cover: $10 at the door. Information:

Spiritopia Classic Apple Brandy Launch Party, noon to 5 p.m., Spiritopia Tasting Room, 720 NE Granger Ave., Building B., Corvallis. Spiritopia celebrates the release of its new apple brandy. Mini cocktails for sampling along with a new batch of spicy hot ginger liqueur for adults 21 and over. Tastings and tours are free. Information:

Decorate Your Own Doughnut: Valentine’s Day edition, 2 to 6 p.m., Benny’s Donuts, 116 NW Third St., Corvallis. Participants will decorate their own doughnut  and choose their own icing and toppings. Valentine’s Day-themed toppings will be available.

Choralpalooza, Corvallis School District-wide choir festival, 5 p.m., Crescent Valley High School, 4444 NW Highland Drive, Corvallis. Elementary, middle and high schoolers come together for a day of singing together and a nightly concert. Space is limited. Free. Information: 541-226-6961.

Wine and Whiskers: Spays, the Final Frontier, 5:30 to 10 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 725 SW 26th St., Corvallis. The 15th annual live and silent auction includes dinner and wine/beer/hard cider as well as nonalcoholic drinks. All funds raised support the programs of Heartland Humane Society. The event is sold out.

“Red Riding Hood,” 2 p.m. Feb. 10 and 17, Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. In LBCC’s 43rd annual children’s show, Bridget and Stephen are sleeping over at their grandmother's house, but neither of them can sleep. To pass the time, they decide to act out their favorite story with things found in the attic and wardrobe. Soon the children find themselves in the deep dark woods, with a wolf in this musical take on the classic tale. Tickets: $8 general admission, $6 children under 18. Groups of 8 or more get $1 off per ticket. Advance tickets:

Corvallis Belly Dance Performance Guild presents "A Belly Dance Showcase of Love," 7 p.m., Old World Deli, 341 SW Second Street, Corvallis. Donations appreciated. Information:

Mardi Gras Drag Bingo, 7 to 11 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW Second St., Corvallis. Valley AIDS Information Network (VAIN) holds its annual Mardi Gras Drag Bingo Fundraiser. Local drag entertainer "Miss Dharma Prada MacPherson" is the emcee. Prizes are donated by regional businesses. Due to adult-related material, people must be 16 years of age or older to attend. This is a nonalcohol event. Admission: $15 adults and $10 students with school ID. Admission includes three complimentary bingo cards and bottled water. Information:

Pigs on the Wing, 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Pings on the Wing, the Portland-based Pink Floyd tribute band, will perform "The Wall" in this all-ages show. Tickets: $20 adults, $18 seniors and students. Advance tickets and information: or box office at 541-738-7469.

Sweet Home Squarenaders “61 Foot Birthday Square Dance,” 7:30 to 10 p.m., Oak Heights Elementary School gym, 605 Elm St., Sweet Home. Birthday cake, ice cream, finger foods served at the break. Square Dance Caller: Jim Voll. Round Dance Cuer: Jackie Gale. Suggested Donation: $5 adults, $4 youth. Information: 541-401-3600 or 541-409-0345.



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

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

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


Crossroads International Film Festival: “Antonia’s Line,” 1:30 p.m., Darkside Cinema, 215 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. After World War II, Antonia, with her daughter, return to their Dutch hometown, to live at her late mother’s farm. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community in this 1995 movie that won the Academy Award for best foreign language film. In Dutch with English subtitles, 104 minutes. Tickets: $5-$10 per ticket on a sliding scale. Tickets are available starting 30 minutes before each film. Information:

Crossroads International Film Festival: “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” 4 p.m., Darkside Cinema, 215 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. When introverted Weichung’s wife wants a second child, he begins to question his life choices and consider a return to his previous gay life. Mandarin with English subtitles, 106 minutes. Tickets: $5-$10 per ticket on a sliding scale. Tickets are available starting 30 minutes before each film. Information:

China Night, 5 p.m., (show starts at 7 p.m.), LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Event celebrates the Chinese New Year. Dinner is served between 5 and 7 p.m. Tickets: $8 general and faculty, $5 for OSU student and kids ages 2 to 10. Advance tickets: at the front desk of Student Experience Center and online:

Crossroads International Film Festival: “Lucky,” 6 p.m., Darkside Cinema, 215 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. Over the grave of his dead mother, Lucky promises to make something of himself. Leaving his remote Zulu village with the hopes of going to school, he arrives in the big city.  In Zulu and Hindi with English subtitles,100 minutes.Tickets: $5-$10 per ticket on a sliding scale. Tickets are available starting 30 minutes before each film. Information:



Bombs Away Cafe — Mike Gamble’s Second Wind with guests, 9 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — Bryson Skaar, 7 p.m.


Sea Grant Festival Kick Off Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Student Experience Center, OSU, 2251 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. The celebration of the OSU 150 Sea Grant Festival begins with activities in the Student Experience Center. Free. Information:

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

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.

Corvallis Science Pub, 6 to 8 p.m., Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St. New varieties of hops and barley offer brewers of craft beer the chance to develop new flavors. Tom Shellhammer, Oregon State University Department of Food Science and Technology, will discuss how these varieties are shaping the craft beer industry. Free. Beginning in April, the audience at Science Pub, will need to RSVP for the event.



Imagine Coffee — Celtic Jam, 7 p.m.

Impulse Bar — Timba Tuesdays, 8:15 p.m.


Gearing Up for Gardening Lecture Series: Get A Handle on the Aches and Pains of Garden Tools, noon to 1 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Erica Powell Kaminskas of Garland Nursery will lead a discussion on garden tools. Free.

West Albany High School Valentine’s Day Dinner and Jazz Concert, 6:30 p.m., 1130 SW Queen Ave. West Albany High School’s award-winning jazz band hosts a dinner. The jazz bands from both Memorial Middle School and North Albany Middle School will make guest appearances. The menu features food prepared by Greek Food Fest chef Mona Soot. Cost: $15 for a three-course dinner. Proceeds benefit the West Albany High School band program. Advance tickets:, at the school office, and at the door. Reservations are requested, but not required. Information: email,

Corvallis Community Choir Winter Term Rehearsals, Jan. 9-March 20, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. This nonaudition choir welcomes all singers. Director: James Morsund. Accompanist: Bryson Skaar. Cost: $50 per term. Information: contact Nancy Chaney 541-740-6068 or email or see



Barsideous Brewing — Jonathan Sterling, 7 p.m.

Bombs Away Cafe — Palentine’s Day: Rosalind Parducci and Ben Walden, 9 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — Imagine on Canvas Paint Night, 7 p.m.

Interzone Coffee — Jack Wright, Evan Lipson, Kevin Van Walk & Dana Reason, 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation, though no one will be turned away.

Cloud & Kelly’s — Gratitude Jazz, 9 p.m.


Random Review, noon to 1 p.m. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Bonnie Brzozowski, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library reference librarian, will review the novel “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead. Free. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Lunches OK.

Spanish Valentine Dinner, 5 to 10 p.m., FireWorks Pub and Pizza, 1115 SE Third St., Corvallis. FireWorks' 16th Annual Spanish valentine dinner features a Four Course prix fixe, featuring live Spanish guitar by David Rogers and a flamenco dance performance by Harue Hirai. Chef Tony's Spanish cuisine will feature tapas, seafood paella, braised lamb shank, caramel flan and more. Cost: $45 per person, beverages additional. Reservations required, 541-754-6958 Full menu and information:

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.

“South Pacific,” 7 p.m., Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. The film version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical will be shown. Tickets: $5-$7. Advance tickets: or Corvallis Brewing Supply.



Barsideous Brewing — Karaoke, 7 p.m.

Calapooia Brewing Co. — Pretty Gritty, 8 p.m.

Cloud & Kelly’s — Tyler Boeh and Dusty York Comedy Show, 9 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — Imagine Open Mic, 7 p.m.


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.

Artist’s Reception: Connie Mueller, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Gallery 440, Strand Agriculture Hall, Corvallis. Mueller, a Eugene artist, will have a selection of linocut prints on exhibit in Oregon State University’s Gallery 440. The exhibition includes 15 landscapes and still life studies with several of Willamette Valley and Eastern Oregon farm and ranch studies featured. An artist's talk begins at 4 p.m. Free. Information:

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 a “Steel Magnolias” themed art show at the Majestic Theatre. In addition, the final reception for the Young Artists Traveling Exhibit will be held at The Hold Studio, the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center will display “Head to Toe,” a textile exhibit, and Oregon State University’s Fairbanks Hall will have two exhibits on display. Free. Information:

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. No cover charge. Information: 541-757-2727.

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 Taming,” 7:30 p.m., Withycombe Hall lab theatre, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. OSU Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s play, which is loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” The fast-paced comedy explores the intersections of history, gender and the founding of the United States. It runs Feb. 15-18. Tickets: $8 general, $6 seniors, $5 youth and students and $4 OSU students. Advance tickets: OSU Theatre Box Office at 541-737-2784 or online: Contact the box office for disability accommodations and/or group ticket sales.

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