"I Am My Own Wife" (copy)

'I Am My Own Wife'

• Theater:  Actor Michael Winder portrays more than 30 characters in "I Am My Own Wife," including Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a German transvestite who survived Nazi and Communist regimes. The drama, directed by Harriet Owen-Nixon, plays Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Corvallis High School Black Box Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave. Cost: $15. Information/tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=4&p=1. 

Next week: Corvallis Culinary Week

Check out $10 sampler plates at any of the Corvallis and Philomath eateries participating in Corvallis Culinary Week, which begins Sunday and runs through Jan. 26. Participating restaurants include FireWorks Pub & Pizza, Magenta Restaurant; Hard Times Hideaway; Sky High Brewing & Pub; Bistro at Courtyard by Marriott; Murphy’s Restaurant; Tried & True Coffee Co., The Dizzy Hen and more. Visit http://bit.ly/2stMKsh, for event updates.

Sunday: 'Tea at Hyde Park'

Eleanor Roosevelt and her friend Lorena Hickok share tea, cookies and sharp opinions in a readers' theater production of the Sandy Ellis play, scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Lakeside Center in Mennonite Village, 2180 54th Ave. SE, Albany. Leslie Hogan and Jane Donovan star. It's free. Information: 541-926-4680.

Wednesday: 'Compassionate Kids'

Author Shauna Tominey, an assistant professor at Oregon State University, will discuss her new book “Creating Compassionate Kids,” at 6:30 p.m. at The Book Bin, 215 SW Fourth St. in Corvallis. She'll also share a list of books for parents to share with their children. Free. Information: http://bit.ly/2FyPEnS.

 

THURSDAY

VENUES

Bombs Away Cafe — Fahrenheist, 9 p.m. $3.

Calapooia Brewing Co. — Rudolf Korv, Americana, 8 p.m.

Dimaggio’s Pizza — Advocate Storytelling Night: Old Selves, 7 p.m.

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

MORE

Lebanon Friends of the Library Book Sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. Information: 541-258-4919.

Ninth Annual OSU Staff Art Exhibit, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Works of art created by OSU staff and retirees. Exhibit runs through Jan. 27. Information: http://bit.ly/2FvwVcS.

Wake up Coffee with Dr. Jennifer Fehrenbacher, 10 a.m., Asian & Pacific Cultural Center, OSU, 2695 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Fehrenbacher, a professor of ocean ecology and and biogeochemistry, will discuss her path into academia. Free. Information: http://bit.ly/2QzYrXQ.

“Things Come Apart” exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Runs through Jan 20. Through photographs, disassembled objects, and videos, “Things Come Apart” reveals the inner workings of common, everyday possessions. Free. Information: bentoncountymuseum.org/.

“Two Voices and Duets” exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Painters W.E. Shumway and Leslie Green work together to create individual male and female interpretations of nature. Exhibit runs through Feb. 16. Information: 541-929-6230 or visit www.bentoncontymuseum.org.

Guitar Group, 10:10 a.m., Community Outreach, Inc., 865 NW Reiman Ave., Corvallis. Meets every Thursday. Group of guitar players of all skill levels. Learn and share music, engage in conversations and try new jams. Information: tpos@communityoutreachinc.org.

Winter Term Adult Craft Classes and Workshops, OSU Craft Center, Student Experience Center, 2251 SW Jefferson St., Corvallis. Registration is open through Jan. 20 for over 50 craft classes and workshops. Classes and workshops in ceramics, fiber arts, glass, jewelry and metalsmithing, photography, printmaking/silk screening, fine woodworking and more. Open seven days per week, from 1 to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Information: 541-737-2937 or visit www.sli.oregonstate.edu/craft.

Corvallis Arts Walk, 4 to 8 p.m., downtown Corvallis. Every third Thursday, Corvallis art galleries stay open late and artists take over the city. Information: facebook.com/CorvallisArtsWalk or http://www.corvallisartswalk.com.

“Young Voices” traveling show reception and second show, 4-8 p.m., The Hold Studio, 425 SW Madison Ave., Suite E2, Corvallis. Reception for artists aged 3 to 18. An open exhibit for children to display their work in a variety of media. Information: http://bit.ly/2TGK3z8.

Horning Lecture: “What Transpires Now” with Susan Stryker, 5 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Author, filmmaker, theorist and associate professor of gender and women’s studies at the University of Arizona, Susan Stryker, will speak on her current work-in-progress, “What Transpires Now,” exploring the relationship between transgender past and present. Free. Information: http://bit.ly/2RxHT8p.

“Art of Being an Artist” exhibit reception, 5:30 p.m., The Arts Center, Main Gallery, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Reception and showcase of works by mid-career artists, Pete Goldlust and Kristy Kún. Information: 541-754-1551 or visit https://theartscenter.net/artist/.

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

Line and Couples Dance Lessons, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Albany Eagles Lodge, 127 Broadalbin St. N.W., Albany. Open dancing until 10:30 p.m. Music by Vickie’s DJ and Dance. Admission: $4. All ages welcome. Information: 541-926-1159.

The Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild, 7 p.m., OSU Center for Humanities Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave., Corvallis. Brief business meeting, with a main program beginning around 7:30 p.m. Programs include invited fine-art photographers and member presentations. Guests are welcome.

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.

FRIDAY 

VENUES

Barsideous Brewing — Broken Bard, 7 p.m. Free.

Bombs Away Cafe — Tales in the Telling + Noah Kite, 9 p.m.

Dimaggio’s Pizza — Citizens of the Universe, 10 p.m. $10.

Downtown Dog Lebanon — DC Blues, variety, 6 p.m.

Greenberry Store & Tavern — JD Mill & Broken Heart Rodeo; steak & shrimp dinner, 7 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — The Svens, 7 p.m.

MORE

Lebanon Friends of the Library Book Sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. Information: 541-258-4919.

Ninth Annual OSU Staff Art Exhibit, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26 St., Corvallis. Works of art created by OSU staff and retirees. Exhibit runs through Jan. 27. Information: https://communications.oregonstate.edu/events/staff-art.

“Things Come Apart” exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Runs through Jan 20. Through photographs, disassembled objects, and videos, “Things Come Apart” reveals the inner workings of common, everyday possessions. Free. Information: bentoncountymuseum.org/.

“Two Voices and Duets” exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Painters W.E. Shumway and Leslie Green work together to create individual male and female interpretations of nature. Exhibit runs through Feb. 16. Information: 541-929-6230 or visit www.bentoncontymuseum.org.

Linn-Benton Acoustic Showcase: The Flatt Stanley Incident, noon, LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Mid-valley band delivers an eclectic mix of Americana music ranging from traditional folk and bluegrass to originals and other genres. Free. Information: http://bit.ly/2QQetgh.

Music a la Carte, noon Fridays, OSU Memorial Union Lounge, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Performing this week: Doug Detrick, trumpet; Mike Gamble, guitar; Ryan Biesack, drums. Information: 541-737-4061.

Celebrate Corvallis, 5:30 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 725 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Corvallis Chamber of Commerce’s 71st annual celebration and recognition of businesses, citizens and organizations in the city of Corvallis. Tickets: $70 Chamber members; $80 nonmembers. Tickets/information: http://www.celebratecorvallis.com/.

Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers, 6 to 9 p.m., Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St., Lebanon. Old-time fiddle music at the Senior Center for dancing and listening. Free. Information: 541-258-4919.

Stages After Dark presents: “I Am My Own Wife,” 7 p.m., Corvallis High School Black Box Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave. Directed by Harriet Owen-Nixon, “I Am My Own Wife” is the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year old German transvestite and antiques collector who hid from Nazi and communist regimes in plain sight as a woman. This play features Michael Winder playing more than 30 characters. Cost: $15. Information/tickets: http://bit.ly/2Mfg52v.

Winter Rod & Speed Show, 7 to 10 p.m., Linn County Fair & Expo, 3700 Knox Butte Road E., Albany. Immaculate show cars, appearance by racing artist Kenny Youngblood, vendors, live music and a wide variety of customs, race cars, trucks, motorcycles and classics. Information: promotionmotorsports@gmail.com or linnexpo@gmail.com.

Gideon Freudmann: CelloBop, 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Gideon Freudmann, founding member of the Portland Cello Project, brings his singular style, described as CelloBop, using an electric cello. Improvisational classical, blues, jazz, electronica, funk and folk music is looped and layered. Admission: $18 to $20. Information/tickets: http://bit.ly/2ARxHgr.

“Love and Information,” Albany Civic Theater, 7:30 p.m., Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave., W., Albany. Cathleen Hockman-Wert directs this dramatic comedy, which explores the way people try to connect and understand each other in this modern age of information overload and short attention spans. Cost: $14 general; $11 youth and seniors. Information: http://www.albanycivic.org/shows/love-and-information/.

Literary Northwest Series with Peter Nathaniel Malae and Clem Starck, 7:30 p.m., OSU Valley Library Rotunda, 201 SW Waldo Pl., Corvallis. Malae, a New York Times Editor’s Choice finalist; and Starck, Princeton dropout, former Merchant Marine and Wall Street reporter from Dallas, Oregon, will read from their works at the OSU Valley Library. Free. Information: http://bit.ly/2HhRfAh.

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.

SATURDAY

VENUES

American Legion Post 10 — PALS Family Dinner & Movie, 5 p.m. $10.

Barsideous Brewing — Bush Pilots, Bluegrass, 7 p.m. No cover.

Bombs Away Cafe — Kurtis Copenhagen Variety Show, 8 p.m. $3.

Calapooia Brewing Co. — Richie G & MA Beat, 8 p.m.

Conversion Brewing Lebanon — Playin’ for Tips: The Broken Bard, 8 p.m.

Dimaggio’s Pizza — Hillstomp, 10 p.m., $10.

Downtown Dog Lebanon — Jeanne Gregg Band, 6 p.m. $5.

Imagine Coffee — Storytime, 10 a.m.; Arlene, band, 7 p.m.

MORE

Five Annual Willamette Valley Bird Symposium, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 725 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Annual day-long symposium celebrating birds. Keynote speaker is Kenn Kaufman, author and professional tour leader. Scientific presentations, demonstrations and live birds from Chintimini Wildlife Center. Lunch and refreshments provided. Registration required. Admission: $20. Information/registration: http://bit.ly/2Mfg7HF.

Corvallis Indoor Winter Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through April 13, Benton County Fairgrounds, Guerber Hall, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Market offers a variety of crafted items, organically grown vegetables and fruits as well as artisan baked breads. Information: 541-740-1542 or locallygrown.org.

Winter Rod & Speed Show, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Linn County Fair & Expo, 3700 Knox Butte Road E., Albany. Immaculate show cars, celeb appearance by famous racing artist Kenny Youngblood, vendors, live music and a variety of customs, race cars, trucks, motorcycles and classics. Information: promotionmotorsports@gmail.com or linnexpo@gmail.com.

Author Mike Mackessy book signing, 10 a.m., Halsey City Library, 773 W. First St., Halsey. Halsey author Mike Mackessy will have his newest release available. Information: 541-369-2705 or email, library@cityofhalsey.com.

“Things Come Apart” exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Runs through Jan 20. Through photographs, disassembled objects, and videos, “Things Come Apart” reveals the inner workings of common, everyday possessions. Free. Information: bentoncountymuseum.org/.

“Two Voices and Duets” exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Painters W.E. Shumway and Leslie Green work together to create individual male and female interpretations of nature. Exhibit runs through Feb. 16. Information: 541-929-6230 or visit www.bentoncontymuseum.org.

Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers, 1 to 4 p.m., Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St., Lebanon. Oldtime fiddle music at the Senior Center for dancing and listening. Free. Information: 541-258-4919.

“The Snow Maiden” puppet show, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Main Meeting Room, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Adapted from “The Snow Maiden,” presented by the Early Childhood Faculty of the Corvallis Waldorf School. Information: 541-766-6793 or visit www.cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Dark Days Winter Ale Fest, 2 to 10 p.m., Mazama Brewing, 33930 SE Eastgate Circle, Corvallis. Mazama Brewing’s fifth annual Dark Days Winter Ale Fest featuring barrel-aged winter beers, ciders and meads. Free shuttle pick up every half-hour downtown and on campus. Event is for people 21 and older. Admission, $30; comes with festival glass and drink tickets. Information: http://bit.ly/2STGu8F.

“WALL-E,” family matinee at the Whiteside, 3 p.m., 361 Madison Ave., Corvallis. In this Pixar classic, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. Admission: $5. Information/tickets: http://bit.ly/2suyteD.

Stages After Dark presents: “I Am My Own Wife,” 7 p.m., Corvallis High School Black Box Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave. Directed by Harriet Owen-Nixon, “I Am My Own Wife” is the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year old German transvestite and antiques collector who hid from Nazi and communist regimes in plain sight as a woman. This play features Michael Winder playing more than 30 characters. Cost: $15. Information/tickets: http://bit.ly/2Mfg52v.

Corvallis Belly Dance Performance Guild: The January Show, 7 p.m., Old World Deli, 341 SW Second Ave., Corvallis Free, donations appreciated. Information: www.corvallisbellydance.org.

An Evening with Angélique Kidjo, part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Special Event: 7:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer, activist, and humanitarian, Kidjo is featured in this speaking agent. Cost: $30-$35 advance; $35-$40 at the door. OSU students free with ID, tickets are limited. CAFA discounts apply, subject to availability. Information/tickets: http://bit.ly/2RtjmkC.

Corvallis Comedy Night presents Josh Gondelman, 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St. Josh Gondelman has appeared as a standup comic on “Conan,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and Comedy Central. Show contains adult language; no one under 18 will be admitted without parent or a guardian. Admission: $14. Information/tickets: http://bit.ly/2RRxMui.

Corvallis Folklore Society Contra Dance featuring The Nettles with Noah Grunzweig, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., first and third Saturdays, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Gatton Hall, 4515 SW West Hills Road, Corvallis. Admission: $7 general, $6 Folklore Society members; discount of $1 offered to students or those who bike or walk. Information: 541-250-0856 or corvallisfolklore.org.

Lebanon Square Circlers Square Dances, 7:30 p.m., first and third Saturdays, Lebanon IOOF Hall, 20 E. Ash St., Lebanon. Information: 541-401-9780 or www.lebanonsquarecirclers.com.

“Love and Information,” Albany Civic Theater, 7:30 p.m., Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. W., Albany. Cathleen Hockman-Wert directs this dramatic comedy, which explores the way people try to connect and understand each other in this modern age of information overload and short attention spans. Cost: $14 general; $11 youth and seniors. Information: http://www.albanycivic.org/shows/love-and-information/.

SUNDAY

VENUES

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

Dimaggio’s Pizza — Celtic Session, 3:30 p.m. Free.; CGE Trivia, 7 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — Celtic Jam, 7 p.m.

MORE

Corvallis Culinary Week, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Jan. 20 -26. Featuring $10 sampler plates. Participants: FireWorks Pub & Pizza, Magenta Restaurant; Hard Times Hideaway; Sky High Brewing & Pub; Bistro at Courtyard by Marriott; Murphy’s Restaurant; Tried & True Coffee Co., The Dizzy Hen and more. Reservations are suggested where applicable. Visit http://bit.ly/2stMKsh for event updates.

Second Annual Multi-Artist Studio Clearance Sale, 1 to 4 p.m., Artist studios and pop-up locations throughout downtown Corvallis. Artists throughout downtown Corvallis, as well as home studios are cleaning out. Free. Information: http://bit.ly/2DfHmiF.

Stages After Dark presents: “I Am My Own Wife,” 2 p.m., Corvallis High School Black Box Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave. Directed by Harriet Owen-Nixon, “I Am My Own Wife” is the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year old German transvestite and antiques collector who hid from Nazi and communist regimes in plain sight as a woman. This play features Michael Winder playing more than 30 characters. Cost: $15. Information/tickets: http://bit.ly/2Mfg52v.

Readers’ Theater Production: “Tea at Hyde Park,” 2 p.m., Lakeside Center, Mennonite Village, 2180 54th Ave. SE, Albany. Written by Sandy Ellis, “Tea at Hyde Park” invites the audience to have tea and cookies with Eleanor Roosevelt and her friend Lorena Hickok, at the 1824 Springwood Estate in Hyde Park, New York. Eleanor, played by Leslie Hogan and Lorena, played by Jane Donovan, share their perspectives on women’s issues and world politics as you share their experience with tea and cookies. Free. Information: 541-926-4680.

Lebanon Square Circlers 70th Birthday ALLIANCE Dance, 2 to 5 p.m., 20 Ash St., Lebanon. Charlotte Jeskey calling; Jackie Gale, cueing and special guest caller will be Jim Voll. Strawberry shortcake will be served at the break. Admission: $6 and $14 per family. Information: 541-401-9780 or visit www.lebanonsquarecirclers.com.

“Love and Information,” Albany Civic Theater, 2:30 p.m., Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave., W., Albany. Cathleen Hockman-Wert directs this dramatic comedy, which explores the way people try to connect and understand each other in this modern age of information overload and short attention spans. Cost: $14 general; $11 youth and seniors. Information: http://www.albanycivic.org/shows/love-and-information/.

Albany Slow Jam, 3 p.m., Little Wuesten German Foods, 115 Ellsworth St. SW. Oldtime fiddle slow jam. Slower paced learning jam with common tunes. Open to traditional acoustic instruments such as fiddles, mandolins, banjos, guitars, ukes, basses and more. Information: http://bit.ly/2HhoIe2.

Lebanon Square Circlers Square Dance Lessons, 6:30-8 p.m. Sundays, Lebanon IOOF Hall, 20 E. Ash St., Lebanon. The first class is free; after that, $5 per lesson ($12 for a family). Donation of $5 per person per session, $12 per family of three or more. No partner required and children are welcome. Information: 541-401-9780 or www.lebanonsquarecirclers.com.

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

Dimaggio’s Pizza — Geeks Who Drink, 7 p.m.

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

MORE

Corvallis Culinary Week, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Jan. 20 -26. Featuring $10 sampler plates. Participants: FireWorks Pub & Pizza, Magenta Restaurant; Hard Times Hideaway; Sky High Brewing & Pub; Bistro at Courtyard by Marriott; Murphy’s Restaurant; Tried & True Coffee Co., The Dizzy Hen and more. Reservations are suggested where applicable. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/795341787464334, for event updates.

Lebanon Friends of the Library Book Sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. Information: 541-258-4919.

Ninth Annual OSU Staff Art Exhibit, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26 St., Corvallis. Works of art created by OSU staff and retirees. Exhibit runs through Jan. 27. Information: https://communications.oregonstate.edu/events/staff-art.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Free Church United Christian Center, 2140 Hill St, SE, Albany. Information: http://bit.ly/2DeWsov or call 503-933-4863.

Pajama Party at the Carousel, 10 to 11 a.m., Historic Albany Carousel and Museum, 503 First Ave. W., Albany. Come to the Carousel in jammies. Cereal bar with fruit and juice; story time; crafts and carousel ride tokens. Seating is limited to 80 participants; parents accompanying children must purchase ticket for themselves. Cost: $5. Tickets available for purchase at the Carousel Gift Shop. Information: http://bit.ly/2Ft1tfD.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Address: Sybrina Fulton. 11 a.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, and an author and advocate, will address turning family tragedy into social change. Part of Oregon State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Free. Information: http://bit.ly/2suVo9L.

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

Role Play Club, 7 p.m., Monday, Harrisburg Public Library, 354 Smith St. Role Play Club with Jonathan; participants get to decide the future of the group. All ages 11 and up are welcome.. Information: 541-995-6949 or visit http://www.ci.harrisburg.or.us/library/page/role-play-club.

Mainstream Square Dance Lessons, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 S.W. West Hills Road, Corvallis. For fun and fitness. Singles and couples welcome. Instructor: Bruce Lowther. Cost: $60 for fall term, first lesson free. Information: corvallissquares.com.

West African Dance, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Mondays, Odd Fellows Hall, 223 S.W. Second St., Corvallis. Cost: $15 general, $10 students. Information: 541-754-0521.

“The Addams Family” auditions, 7:30 p.m., Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. W. Directed by ACT veteran Christi Sears, auditions for the musical will be held for three nights. Find information regarding the auditions at www.albanycivic.org/shows/the-addams-family/. Doors will open 45 minutes prior to auditions. Information: cirsey@comcast.net.

TUESDAY

VENUES

Imagine Coffee — Celtic Jam, 7 p.m.

Old World Deli — Games at Old World, 3 p.m. Free

Schmizza Pizza House — Videogames 2: The Sequel, 7 p.m.

MORE

Corvallis Culinary Week, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Jan. 20 -26. Featuring $10 sampler plates. Participants: FireWorks Pub & Pizza, Magenta Restaurant; Hard Times Hideaway; Sky High Brewing & Pub; Bistro at Courtyard by Marriott; Murphy’s Restaurant; Tried & True Coffee Co., The Dizzy Hen and more. Reservations are suggested where applicable. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/795341787464334, for event updates.

Lebanon Friends of the Library Book Sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. Information: 541-258-4919.

Ninth Annual OSU Staff Art Exhibit, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26 St., Corvallis. Works of art created by OSU staff and retirees. Exhibit runs through Jan. 27. Information: https://communications.oregonstate.edu/events/staff-art.

“Two Voices and Duets” exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Painters W.E. Shumway and Leslie Green work together to create individual male and female interpretations of nature. Exhibit runs through Feb. 16. Information: 541-929-6230 or visit www.bentoncontymuseum.org.

Tai Chi at the Library, 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, January through March, Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St. Instructor Jeff Herda will lead class practice in the traditional Yang style. Classes will consist of stretching Qigong, energy work, and basic exercises to help relax and breathe. Wear comfortable clothing. For ages 18 and older. Free; registration not required. Information: 541-258-4926.

Corvallis Community Choir, winter term rehearsals, 7-9 p.m., every Tuesday through March 19, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. Director: Naomi Bennett, Accompanist: Bryson Skaar. This nonaudition secular choir is dedicated to spreading joy through singing. Cost: $50 per term, $15 for students or $5 per week. Website: www. corvalliscommunitychoir.us. Email: nonandjay1@gmail.com.

International Folk Dancing, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, 1180 25th Ave. SW, Albany. Recreational dancing from around the world. No partner needed. Admission: $4. Directions/information: 541-967-8017 or grholcomb96@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY 

VENUES

Bombs Away Cafe — Mike Gamble, 8:30 p.m. $5.

Imagine Coffee — Celtic Jam, 7 p.m.

MORE

Corvallis Culinary Week, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Jan. 20-26. Featuring $10 sampler plates. Participants: FireWorks Pub & Pizza, Magenta Restaurant; Hard Times Hideaway; Sky High Brewing & Pub; Bistro at Courtyard by Marriott; Murphy’s Restaurant; Tried & True Coffee Co., The Dizzy Hen and more. Reservations are suggested where applicable. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/795341787464334, for event updates.

Lebanon Friends of the Library Book Sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. Information: 541-258-4919.

Ninth Annual OSU Staff Art Exhibit, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26 St., Corvallis. Works of art created by OSU staff and retirees. Exhibit runs through Jan. 27. Information: https://communications.oregonstate.edu/events/staff-art.

“Two Voices and Duets” exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Painters W.E. Shumway and Leslie Green work together to create individual male and female interpretations of nature. Exhibit runs through Feb. 16. Information: 541-929-6230 or visit www.bentoncontymuseum.org.

Vets Helping Vets HQ Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 5 p.m., 237 Third Ave. SW, Albany. “The Bunker” has moved to a new downtown Albany location. The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Information: http://vetshelpingvetshq.com/?fbclid=IwAR1Ln-MjchrmaqAlamn45KZowRPt1yewqyhiJwk0rrjFUD_3Rd44SN4Rc10.

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

Author Shauna Tominey: “Creating Compassionate Kids,” 6:30 p.m., The Book Bin, 215 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. Tominey, an assistant professor of practice and parenting education at Oregon State University, will discuss her new book, “Creating Compassionate Kids: Essential Conversations to Have with Young Children” and will share a list of recommended books for parents to share with their children. Free. Information: http://bit.ly/2FyPEnS.

Mid-Valley Prelude Sinfonia Winter Concert: Albany School Strings Classes, 7 p.m., Memorial Middle School, 1050 Queen Ave., SW, Albany. Over 150 young musicians will perform in a group concert, featuring students in beginning and intermediate strings classes from elementary and middle schools throughout Albany. Free. Bilingual in Spanish and English. Information: https://www.facebook.com/MidValleyPreludeSinfonia/.

“DodgeBall” at the Whiteside, 7 p.m., 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain. Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn star in this comedy. Admission: $5. Information/tickets: http://bit.ly/2stg2ai.

Albany Writers, 7 p.m., fourth Wednesdays, Albany Fire Department Station No. 13, 1980 Three Lakes Road SE, Albany. This is a no-cost amateur writers group. Information: 541-704-4116.

THURSDAY

VENUES

Bombs Away Cafe — Free Range Open Mic, 8;30 p.m. Free.

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

Imagine Coffee — Celtic Jam, 7 p.m.

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Corvallis Culinary Week, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Jan. 20 -26. Featuring $10 sampler plates. Participants: FireWorks Pub & Pizza, Magenta Restaurant; Hard Times Hideaway; Sky High Brewing & Pub; Bistro at Courtyard by Marriott; Murphy’s Restaurant; Tried & True Coffee Co., The Dizzy Hen and more. Reservations are suggested where applicable. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/795341787464334, for event updates.

Ninth Annual OSU Staff Art Exhibit, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26 St., Corvallis. Works of art created by OSU staff and retirees. Exhibit runs through Jan. 27. Information: https://communications.oregonstate.edu/events/staff-art.

“Two Voices and Duets” exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Painters W.E. Shumway and Leslie Green work together to create individual male and female interpretations of nature. Exhibit runs through Feb. 16. Information: 541-929-6230 or visit www.bentoncontymuseum.org.

Early Childhood Storytime, 10 to 11 a.m., every second and fourth Thursday, Scio Public Library, 38957 NW 1st Ave., Scio. A fun way to introduce babies, toddlers and preschoolers to interactive skills such as reading, listening, and social interactions. Information: 503-394-3342.

Guitar Group, 10:10 a.m., Community Outreach, Inc., 865 NW Reiman Ave., Corvallis. Meets every Thursday. Group of guitar players of all skill levels learn and share music, engage in conversations and try new jams. Information: tpos@communityoutreachinc.org.

Visiting Artists and Scholars: April Vollmer, Norma Seibert 2019 Print Artist, 7 p.m., reception at 6 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Vollmer, a New York artist and writer, will speak on “Mokuhanga, Translation,” and will describe the unique characteristics of Japanese woodcut, along with a brief overview of the history of woodcut printing in Japan. http://bit.ly/2QTU223.

Starker Lecture Series: Teachings of the Tree People: The Work of Bruce Miller, 7 p.m., Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Acclaimed artist and Skokomish tribal leader Gerald Bruce Miller (subiyay), interpreted the sacred teachings of the natural world. Free. Information: http://bit.ly/2MdeSc1.

Flamenco Pacifico at the Lebanon Library, 7 p.m., 55 Academy St., Lebanon. Flamenco Pacifico features guitarist Berto Boyd, dancers Elena Villa and Melissa Cruz, along with guitarist/singer Grant Ruiz and percussionist Terry Longshore. Free. Information: 541-258-4926.

Mid-Valley Prelude Sinfonia Winter Concert: Albany Youth Orchestra Ensemble, 7 p.m., Albany First Christian Church, 432 Ferry St. SW, Albany . Junior orchestra and chamber orchestra will perform a program of orchestral. Concert is free and family-friendly. Information: https://www.facebook.com/MidValleyPreludeSinfonia/.

“Under Construction: The Improv Show!” 7 p.m., South Albany High School Elizabeth Bentley Theater, 3705 Columbus St., SE, Albany. Improvised comedy with South Albany High School’s Red Ha Ha Hawks improv troupe. Appearances by South Albany improv Improv alumni and professional improvisers from the mid-valley. Free. Due to construction, parking is in front of the school’s main entrance or by walking around the west end of the commons building. Information:

Line and Couples Dance Lessons, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Albany Eagles Lodge, 127 Broadalbin St. N.W., Albany. Open dancing until 10:30 p.m. Music by Vickie’s DJ and Dance. Admission: $4. All ages welcome. Information: 541-926-1159.

“Love and Information,” Albany Civic Theater, 7:30 p.m., Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. W., Albany. Cathleen Hockman-Wert directs this dramatic comedy, which explores the way people try to connect and understand each other in this modern age of information overload and short attention spans. Cost: $14 general; $11 youth and seniors. Information: http://www.albanycivic.org/shows/love-and-information/.

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