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Go grab your new 2018 calendar — the one with all the blank pages — and something with which to write.

We're going to help you fill those calendar pages with our list of arts and entertainment events coming in this new year. 

We probably could have listed 2,018 events, but space for all of those turned out to be an issue. So we made some tough choices and came out with this list of 18 events for 2018. 

Got your pen ready? Let's go.

• Jan. 12: Corvallis Comedy Night, with Solomon Georgio at the Majestic Theatre in Corvallis. Georgio, an openly gay African immigrant, recently starred in his own Comedy Central half-hour special. Tickets to see this up-and-coming comedian are going fast.

• Jan. 18-21: "Legally Blonde, the Musical" at Russell Tripp Performance Center. This musical production is a collaboration between South Albany High School Theater Arts and Linn-Benton Community College. 

• Jan. 27: Gideon Freudmann CelloBop at the Majestic Theatre. Freudmann, founding member of the Portland Cello Project, returns to Corvallis with his electronic cello for this improvisational performance.

• Feb. 1-March 10: Sea Grant Art Exhibit at Oregon State University's Giustina Gallery. The gallery hosts this new exhibit in support of Oregon State University's 150th anniversary and the upcoming OSU150 Sea Grant Festival.

• Feb. 3: Choral Fight Night at First United Methodist Church. It's a battle of the choirs when the Corvallis Repertory Singers host the Battle Born Chorale from Las Vegas. We'll have more on the show in the next few weeks.

• Feb. 6-March 14: Howland Community Open Exhibition at The Arts Center. Anyone and everyone living in Linn or Benton counties can display their art as long as space remains at The Arts Center. For more information, see

• Feb. 10: Pigs on the Wing at the Majestic Theatre. Portland's popular Pink Floyd tribute band will perform the iconic album "The Wall" in its entirety, two sets at this Saturday evening show.

• Feb. 10 and 17: "Red Riding Hood" at Russell Tripp Performance Center. Linn-Benton Community College presents its 43rd Annual Children's Show, directed by Rebecca Douglas.

• Feb. 16-March 3: "Sylvia" at Albany Civic Theater. Greg brings home Sylvia, a dog (played by a human) he found in the park — or a dog that has found him. Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between Greg and his wife Kate. 

• March 17: An Evening with Ira Glass at LaSells Stewart Center. As part of Oregon State University's SAC Presents series, Glass, the public radio personality and the creator and host of "This American Life," will mix his program live on stage and show the audience how it all works.

• April 28: Pink Martini at LaSells Stewart Center. OSU's SAC Presents series brings Portland's 12-member "little orchestra" back to Corvallis for a performance of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop. 

• May 4-20: "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" at Majestic Theatre. How will this Majestic production bring  Caractacus Potts' flying car to life on stage? You'll have to buy a ticket to find out.

• May 10-20: "1984" at Withycombe Hall main stage theater. The spring production of OSU Theatre's season, "In the Public Eye," presents George Orwell's timely dystopian tale, adapted for the stage by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall Jr., and William A. Miles Jr.

• May 25: "Solo: A Star Wars Story." This stand-alone "Star Wars" film chronicles the adventures of a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich), Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) in their pre-Rebellion days.

• June 15: "The Incredibles 2." Corvallis High School grad Brad Bird brings Disney Pixar's superhero family back to the silver screen for a long-overdue sequel.

• July 5-Aug. 9: River Rhythms enters its 35th year of free Thursday evening concerts in Albany’s Monteith Riverpark starting July 5. The lineup hasn’t been announced yet, but it's a safe bet you will still need to arrive early to get good seats for the show.

• Aug. 3: "The Predator." This remake of the 1987 action classic "Predator" comes from the capable hands of writer-director Shane Black. It probably helps that he starred as one of Arnold's commandos in the original film. 

• Aug. 3-5: The Oregon Jamboree country music festival in Sweet Home. This year's festival looks particularly strong, with Brett Eldredge, Maren Morris and Brantley Gilbert already on the bill. Expect more announcements to follow in the weeks ahead. 

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