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Nancy Helmsworth

Thursday: Brown Bag Art Talk

Discussion: Jill Baker, Rebecca Mannheimer and Nancy Helmsworth (her "Bird Market and John Day Hills” is pictured) will discuss their artwork featured in the exhibit “Where Are We? Contemporary Interpretations of Landscape Art” noon Thursday at The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Free. Information: theartscenter.net.

Thursday: OSU Staff Art Show

Reception: The Giustina Gallery in the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis, will host a reception 5 p.m. Thursday for Oregon State University’s 45 current or emeritus faculty and staff featuring artwork in its exhibit. Free. Information: http://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/osu-staff-art-show.

Saturday: Tarts at the Bar

Burlesque: Tart of the Valley Burlesque troupe dancers will perform with guests 10 p.m. Saturday at Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Dance party after the show with music by DJ Rollipolli. Cover: $7. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/292095924645374.

Sunday: Improv Jam

On Stage: The No Offense Improv group will play made-up comedy games with audience members 7 p.m. Sunday at the Majestic Lab Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Tickets: $5. Advance tickets and information: majestic.org or box office 541-738-7469.

THURSDAY

VENUES

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., Benefit Show for Julyan, 9:30 p.m.

Downtown Dog — Studly Kitchen, 6 p.m.

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Crafts and Coffee, 10:30 a.m., Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St. Those age 16 or over are invited to join in a low-key morning of art, coloring, conversation, music and treats. Supplies are on hand, or bring your own.

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. Oregon artists Jill Baker, Nancy Helmsworth and Rebecca Mannheimer will discuss their artwork featured in the exhibit “Where Are We? Contemporary Interpretations of Landscape Art." Free. Information: theartscenter.net.

OSU Staff Art Exhibit Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Giustina Gallery, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. The gallery will hold a reception for Oregon State University’s current or emeritus faculty and staff artists who are showing artwork in this exhibit, now in its eighth year. Free. Information: http://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/osu-staff-art-show.

Young Artists Traveling Show reception, 6 to 8 p.m., Restore Physical Therapy, 966 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. The traveling art exhibit featuring works by 26 artists 18 and under will hold its second reception at its new venue, Restore Physical Therapy. Free. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1024178347757989.

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.

FRIDAY

VENUES

Bombs Away Cafe — Fortune’s Folly, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Cloud & Kelly’s — The Svens and The Men from SURF, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Downtown Dog — Merkel Music, 6 p.m. 

Front Street Bar & Grill — Morgan Alexander, 8 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — Howard Wade, 7 p.m.

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Music a la Carte, noon Fridays, OSU Memorial Union Lounge, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Music a la Carte opens the winter 2018 season with classical guitarist Jon Sharp and soprano Rebecca Fromherz. Free. Information: 541-737-4061.

I Have a Dream Celebration, 3 to 4 p.m., Ashbrook Independent School theater, 4045 SW Research Way, Corvallis. This event, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will feature guest speaker Dr. Ed Junkins. Free. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/175963879820511

Library Takeover for Adults, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. The festivities begin after the library closes. Adults ages 18 and older are invited to play Nerf games, video games, or try a new craft. Light refreshments will be provided. Free. No registration required. Enter the library through the Monroe Avenue doors, across from Central Park. Information: 541-766-6793.

Open Mic Night, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., The Lobby, 661 S. Main St., Lebanon. Comedian Sean Gettings hosts this open mic. Signs up at 6 p.m. Family-friendly. Free. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/159986297953575.

Corvallis Comedy Night with Solomon Georgio, 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Georgio, born in Sudan to Ethiopian refugees, one of the hottest up-and-coming comedians in America. He recently starred in his own Comedy Central half-hour special and has appeared on Conan, Last Call with Carson Daly. Portland comic Caitlin Weierhauser will be the opening act. This show is sold out. Warning: This show will contain adult language. Information: majestic.org.

“The Three Musketeers,” 7:30 p.m., Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. W., Albany. Adapted from Alexandre Dumas' tale, this swashbuckler inserts the author himself into the plot, writing and rewriting his way through the adventures of D'Artagnan and his band of musketeers as they fight the rule of a dishonest cardinal and protect the ones they love. Tickets: $13 adults, $10 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 — Tart of the Valley Burlesque, 10 p.m., $7.

Calapooia Brewing Co. — Bush Pilots, 8 p.m.

Cloud & Kelly’s — Wolves at War and No Me Gusta, 9:30 p.m., $5. 

Downtown Dog — The Dead Band, 6 p.m. 

Imagine Coffee — Keep the Music Going Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m.

Interzone Coffee — Glide Divine with Meursault, 7 p.m.

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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.

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

Dark Days Winter Ale Festival, 2 to 10 p.m., Mazama Brewing, 33930 SE Eastgate Circle, Corvallis. The fifth annual Dark Days Winter Ale Festival features winter beers, ciders, and meads from local breweries served at the Mazama Brewing tap room and heated outdoor tent. Food will be available for purchase from Tacos El Machin. Free shuttle service every half hour at Campus Downward Dog. Tickets: $25 at the door. Ticket includes tasting glass and 20 drink tickets. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/538516536493364.

Corvallis Squares Square Dance, 7 to 10 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays, First Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Road, Corvallis. Caller: Bruce Lowther. Cuer: Judy Russell. Admission: $5. Information: 541-745-7121, 503-569-2504 or corvallissquares.com.

Planet Boogie, 7:15 to 9 p.m., Downtown Dance, 223 NW Second St., Corvallis. A freestyle dance celebration with a blend of music from all around the planet. To protect the dance floor, dance barefoot or use indoor-only shoes. Family-friendly. Suggested $5-$10 donation.

Shook Twins concert, 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band hailing from Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie are the main songwriters, but they also back up their band member Niko Slice (electric guitar, mandolin and vocals) adding his compelling songs to the mix. Barra Brown is on drums, vocals and drum pad, and Josh Simon is on bass, vocals, electric guitar, and synth. Central to Shook Twins’ sound is their wide range of instrumentation, including their signature Golden Egg. This concert is sold out. Information: majestic.org.

“The Three Musketeers,” 7:30 p.m., Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. W., Albany. Tickets: $13 adults, $10 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 — Bill Beach with Brasil Beat, 5:30 p.m.

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

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No Offense: The Improv Jam, 7 p.m., Majestic Lab Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. The Improv Jam features comedy games in the spirit of the TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” in which audience members are invited to join in the nonscripted performance. Tickets: $5. Information and tickets: majestic.org or call box office at 541-738-7469.

MONDAY

VENUES

Barsideous Brewing — Yoga, 4 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — Bryson Skaar, 7 p.m.

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Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Breakfast and Keynote Address, 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon, CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 725 SW 26th St., Corvallis. The annual Peace Breakfast celebrates the life and legacy of King while honoring members of the OSU community who carry his message. The Peace Breakfast is free and open to OSU community members and invited guests with registration. Child care is available from 9 a.m. to noon for those attending the breakfast and the keynote lecture following. Melissa Harris-Perry will deliver the 2018 Keynote Address. Harris-Perry is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University, the executive director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center. To attend, register at this website:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/36th-annual-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-peace-breakfast-registration-40897347066?aff=efbeventtix.

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.

A Beloved Community: Recognition and Resilience Celebration, 6 to 8 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. The King Legacy Advisory Board hosts its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. event. Celebrate and honor the effort and commitment of local groups to the legacy of Dr. King’s beloved community. Free. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/135325283919294.

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.

“Pride and Prejudice” auditions, 7 p.m. Jan. 15-17, Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. W., Albany. Set in England during the early 1800s, this adaptation of the Jane Austen focuses on the five daughters of the Bennet family, in particular independent-thinking Elizabeth. The play is directed by Karlissa Cornwall. People auditioning should arrive 15 minute early to handle paperwork. They should also plan to be there both the 15th and 16th and should leave Wednesday, Jan. 17 open for callbacks. Kids welcome. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/368437833599152.

TUESDAY

VENUES

Cloud & Kelly’s — True Stories Told Live, 7 p.m., sign up at 6:30 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — Celtic Jam, 7 p.m.

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Gearing Up for Gardening Lecture Series: A Little Conifer Here, A Little Conifer There: Small Conifers, noon to 1 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Mark Bloom of Bloom River Nursery will lead the discussion. Free.

Craft Night with The Arts Center, 6:30 p.m., every third Tuesday, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Try a new project using the library’s supplies or bring your own project and supplies. Attendees can show off completed art or works in progress. Free. Information: 541-766-6793.

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 nonaudtion choir is open to all singers. Music for the term will be a variety of new selections and pieces carried over from fall term. Director: James Morsund. Accompanist: Bryson Skaar. Cost: $50 per term. Information: contact Nancy Chaney 541-740-6068 or email nonandjay1@gmail.com or see http://corvalliscommunitychoir.us.

“Pride and Prejudice” Auditions, 7 p.m. Jan. 15-17, Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. W., Albany. See listing in Monday for details. Kids welcome. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/368437833599152.

WEDNESDAY

VENUES

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

Downtown Dog — The McAllisters, 6 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 Bob Thompson performs music of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms. 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.

OSU Craft Center Winter Open House, 2 to 5 p.m., OSU Craft Center, Student Experience Center, 2251 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. The craft center will hold a free open house, featuring demonstrations, hands on activities, facility tours and the opportunity to register for winter classes and workshops. Information: 541-737-2937; sli.oregonstate.edu/craft.

Student Art and Photography Show, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Heritage Mall, 1895 14th Ave. SE, Albany. Students from Calapooia, Timber Ridge and Memorial middle schools will be on to talk with visitors about their artwork. Information: contact Nikki Whittier or Melinda Crowther at Calapooia Middle School, 541-967-4555.

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.

“Inside Out,” 7 p.m., Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Disney-Pixar’s Oscar-winning film about a young girl’s emotions. Tickets: $5-$7. Advance tickets: https://insideoutatwhiteside.brownpapertickets.com or at Corvallis Brewing Supply.

THURSDAY

VENUES

Barsideous Brewing — Karaoke, 7 p.m.

Bombs Away Cafe — Noah Kite and Michelle Dedman Trio, 9:30 p.m.,

Calapooia Brewing Co. — Robert Meade, 8 p.m.

Cloud & Kelly’s — Ben Mutschler, 8:30 p.m.

Downtown Dog — Joe Stoddard, 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.

“Dreams of Cuba” photography exhibit opening reception, 3:30 to 5 p.m., The Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall, Oregon State University. The reception will highlight the exhibition by Greg Bal, which displays photos that capture the culture and people of Cuba taken in 2013 during a class led by OSU professor Nana Osei-Kofi. The exhibit also features work by Adam Schwartz, assistant professor of world languages and cultures, and six undergraduate students from the OSU in Cuba program, 2016 and 2017. Free. The exhibit is on view through Feb. 28.

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 farewell reception at Chris Adams’ Bison Bison! Gallery. The Arts Center will host a “slow viewing” of its “Where Are We?” landscape art exhibit. PopsArtStudio shows new work on the theme “Tender Longing,” and Karen Wysopal displays new "Nature Inspired Art in Vivid Color." Free. Information: www.corvallisartswalk.com.

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.

“Legally Blonde, The Musical,” 7 p.m., Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. South Albany High School Theater Arts takes the show on the road to the Tripp stage for this musical based on the hit 2001 film. The musical follows sorority girl, Elle Woods, as she braves the world of Harvard Law School on a quest to win her boyfriend back. The show contains some PG-13 references that may not be suitable for all family members. Tickets: $10 general admission and $8 students and seniors advance or at the door. Advance tickets: http://linnbenton.edu/current-students/involvement/performing-arts/buy-tickets.

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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