Mari Tominaga

Wednesday: “East Comes West” reception

Talk: OSU printmaking professor Yuji Hiratsuka will give a video presentation on Japanese printmaking studio Atelier Outotsu (a print by Mari Tominaga is pictured) and its featured exhibit 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Union Journey Room, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Free. Information: http://bit.ly/2BFHjtQ.

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Friday: Chintimini Night Club

Music: Eugene acoustic band Breakers Yardwill perform Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Chintimini Senior and Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. Wine, beer and cider will be available for purchase. Tickets: $8 at the door or advance online at: https://apm.activecommunities.com/corvparksandrecreation/Activity_Search/27328.

Sunday: Lori LeMaster and Alex Abrams

Music: Mid-valley duo Lori LeMaster, vocalist/guitarist, and Alex Abrams, cellist, will perform classics, blues and Americana starting at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cellar Cat, 211 First Ave. W., Albany. Free. Information: cellarcat.com or 541-704-0304.

Monday: Science Pub

Talk: Robots will become more common in homes and workplaces, so they need social attributes. Heather Knight, an assistant professor of computer science at Oregon State University, will discuss her work on interactions between humans and robots 6 p.m. Monday at Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. Free. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/774258109449511.

THURSDAY

VENUES

Barsideous Brewing – Karaoke, 7 p.m.

Bombs Away Cafe — Bri Cauz and Ida Jane, 9:30 p.m.

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

Peacock Bar & Grill — Country Dancing, 9 p.m.

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School's Out Adventure: Australian Outback, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Avery House Nature Center, 1200 Avery Park Drive, Corvallis. Cost: $40 per day, additional before or after care $6 per hour. Information: www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/ahncoutofschool/.

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.

Artists’ Reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Opening reception for artists Jill Baker, Nancy Helmsworth and Rebecca Mannheimer, whose works are featured in the exhibit “Where Are We? Contemporary Interpretations of Landscape Art," on view in the main gallery. Free. Information: theartscenter.net.

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.

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.

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

FRIDAY

VENUES

Cloud & Kelly’s — Rainbow in the Clouds, 10:30 p.m., $5.

Downtown Dog — Blue Honey, 6 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — Joe Jangles, 7 p.m.

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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.

Artist’s reception: Sharon Poppleton, 6 to 8 p.m., Gallery Calapooia, 222 First Ave. W., Albany. Poppleton, of Albany, is the gallery’s featured artist for January. The artist’s reception will include her watercolor landscapes and the work of 18 other mid-valley artists. Wine, beer and snacks will be served. Free. Information: gallerycalapooia.com or 541-971-5701.

Chintimini Night Club, 7 to 10 p.m., Chintimini Senior and Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. The Breakers Yard acoustic band will perform. They play everything from Lindy Hop and booty-shaking dances to cowboy ballads. Age 21 and over, only. Wine, beer and cider will be available for purchase. Tickets: $8, available at the center or advance online: https://apm.activecommunities.com/corvparksandrecreation/Activity_Search/27328.

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

Bombs Away Cafe — The Sam Chase and Paleons, 10 p.m., $5.

Calapooia Brewing Co. — Eric John Kaiser, 8 p.m.

Cloud & Kelly’s — Sin & Tonic, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Downtown Dog — Chris Valdez, 6 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — Robert Power, 7 p.m.

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

"Never Give Up!" film and panel discussion, 1:30 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. The library hosts a free screening of the documentary film “Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice,” followed by a panel discussion. It is the story of Minoru Yasui, son of Japanese immigrant parents, born in 1916 and raised in Hood River. He was the first Japanese-American attorney in Oregon. During World War II, he initiated the first legal challenge of the forced removal from the West Coast and subsequent incarceration of more than 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in U.S. concentration camps. Information: 541-766-6793.

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.

Contra Dance: Campaign for Reel Time (The Quarks Revised) with Mary Devlin, 7:30 to 11 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. Free for people 18 and under. Information: 541-250-0856 or corvallisfolklore.org.

Lebanon Square Circlers Square Dances, 7:30 p.m., Lebanon IOOF Hall, 20 E. Ash St., Lebanon. Caller: Charlotte Jeskey. Cuer: Jackie Gale. Information: 541-401-9780 or www.lebanonsquarecirclers.com.

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 Session, 3:30 p.m.

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“Pride and Prejudice” open read-through, 1 to 3 p.m., Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. W., Albany. Read-through of the script for “Pride and Prejudice” with the director, Karlissa Jones Cornwell. A chance to hear the play out loud before auditions on Jan. 15-16. All ages welcome. Meet in the ACT lobby. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/144336062798788.

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the Musical” auditions for children and dogs, 6 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Callbacks are Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. For questions, email ccbbdirector@gmail.com.

Hoolyeh 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, and $3 for Corvallis Folklore Society members. No partner required. Information: 971-237-2000.

MONDAY

VENUES

Barsideous Brewing — Yoga, 4 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — Bryson Skaar, 7 p.m.

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“Dreams of Cuba” photography exhibit, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m., The Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall, Oregon State University. An exhibition by Greg Bal, displaying photos that capture the culture and people of Cuba taken in 2013 during a study abroad class led by OSU professor Nana Osei-Kofi. An opening reception is scheduled Jan. 18 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The exhibit is on view through Feb. 28. Free. Information: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/feature-story/little-gallery-presents.

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.

Science Pub Corvallis, 6 p.m., Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. Robots will increasingly rub shoulders with people at home and in the workplace, so machines need social attributes: humor, personality and body language. Speaker Heather Knight, an assistant professor of computer science at Oregon State University, will discuss her work on interactions between humans and robots. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/774258109449511.

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the Musical” auditions for adults, 7 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Callbacks are Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. For questions, email ccbbdirector@gmail.com.

Corvallis Guitar Society Meeting, 7 p.m., Gracewinds Music, 137 SW Third St., Corvallis. The meeting is open to players of all ages, styles and abilities. This month Berto Boyd will lead a guitar workshop for new people. Free, but donations are appreciated.Information: Jon Sharp, 541-829-2092 or jmds157@yahoo.com.

TUESDAY

VENUES

Cloud & Kelly’s — Pencils, Pens and Drinks with Friends, 8 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — Celtic Jam, 7 p.m.

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Angelica Neileen Exhibit, noon, The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Neileen, who recently graduated from the Oregon State University art program, will show some of her large scale acrylics on paper and smaller heavy encaustic in the Corrine Woodman Gallery of The Arts Center. Her current work explores opposing forces within femininity. The exhibit will be displayed through Feb. 3. Free. Information: theartscenter.net.

Gearing Up for Gardening Lecture Series: Delectable Edibles, Weeds and Veggies, noon to 1 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Rose Marie Nichols-McGee of Nichols Nursery will lead the discussion. Free.

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the Musical” auditions: for Adults, 7 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Callbacks are Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. For questions, email ccbbdirector@gmail.com.

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. 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.

WEDNESDAY

VENUES

Bombs Away Cafe — Jazz Jam, 9 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — Imagine on Canvas Paint Night, 7 p.m., $20.

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Random Review, noon to 1 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Bob Loewen, retired housing specialist for the city of Corvallis, will review “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond. Free, sponsored by Friends of the Library. Lunches OK.

“East Comes West,” exhibit reception, talk and video presentation, 6 to 8 p.m., Memorial Union Journey Room, 2501 SW Jefferson Way. Oregon State University printmaking professor Yuji Hiratsuka will give a talk and video presentation about Atelier Outotsu, the Japanese printmaking studio behind the two-part exhibition on view in OSU’s Fairbanks Gallery and Memorial Union Concourse Gallery. An informal reception will occur at Fairbanks Gallery, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Both are free. The concourse exhibit run through Feb. 23 and the Fairbanks Gallery exhibit through Feb. 1. Information: http://bit.ly/2BFHjtQ.

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.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” 7 p.m., Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. The first film in Disney’s Pirates franchise, starring Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow, will be shown. Tickets: $5-$7. Advance tickets: https://piratesatwhiteside.brownpapertickets.com or at Corvallis Brewing Supply.

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.

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 the artwork featured in the exhibit “Where Are We? Contemporary Interpretations of Landscape Art." Free. Information: theartscenter.net.

Young Artists Traveling Show reception, 6 to 8 p.m., Restore Physical Therapy, 966 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. The traveling art exhibit featuring 26 youth artists, ages 18 and under, will have its second reception at 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.

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