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Thursday-Sunday: ‘Steel Magnolias’

Play: Robert Haring's play (Natalie Doerfler as Shelby and Danita Hamel as her mother, M’Lynn, are pictured) has 7:30 p.m. performances Thursday-Saturday and a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday at the Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Tickets: $12-$14. Advance tickets and information: majestic.org or box office 541-738-7469.

Thursday: Howland Community Open

Reception: Awards for the Howland Community Open Exhibition, including the People’s Choice Award, will be announced at around 6:15 p.m. during a reception that runs 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Free. Information: theartscenter.net.

Friday: Best Cellar Concert

Music: The Lucky in Love String Band will perform with acoustic folk duo Paper Wings, 7:30 p.m. Friday in the cellar of First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Admission: $2-$10, your choice. Kids are free. Coffee and cookies available for purchase. Information: mjweiss@cmug.com.  

Wednesday: ‘O Brother Where Art Though?’

Movies: The Coen Brothers’ take on "The Odyssey," about three escaped convicts searching for treasure in the South during the 1930s, will be shown 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Tickets: $5-$7. Advance tickets: http://bit.ly/2Czq9Nv or Corvallis Brewing Supply. 

THURSDAY

VENUES

Barsideous Brewing — Karaoke, 7 p.m.

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

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

Cloud & Kelly’s — Korgy & Bass and PartyGoers, 9:30 p.m.

Downtown Dog — Merkel Music, 6 p.m.

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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 who wants to play guitar. For all skill levels. Free. Information: 541-220-8685.

Howland Community Open Exhibit Awards Reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Awards will be given to artists who have works featured in the community exhibit, including the People’s Choice Award. Niels Nielsen will play his “Lease Breaker” string shovel guitar afterward. Free. Information: theartscenter.net.

Corvallis Queer Film Festival: Short Subjects 2 and 3, 6 to 9 p.m., Darkside Cinema, 215 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. The program features short films. Due to the mature themes and frank depiction of sexuality, most films are suitable only for adults and mature teens over 18. Free admission. The complete Corvallis Queer Film Festival 2018 program is available for free in iBook format at https://apple.co/2EJ2fUW.

Author Event: Connie Soper, 6:30 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Soper, an advocate for creating and maintaining the Oregon Coast Trail, will talk about her new book, “Exploring The Oregon Coast Trail.” Free. The event is co-sponsored by the Marys Peak Group of the Sierra Club.

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.

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar lecture with James C. Zachos, 7 p.m., Learning Innovation Center Room 100, 165 SW Sackett Place, Corvallis. Zachos, a professor of Earth and planetary sciences at UC Santa Cruz, will speak on “Greenhouse Warming and Intensification of the Hydrologic Cycle in Deep Time — Lessons for the Future.” This event is part of the OSU150 Sea Grant Festival. Free, but registration is required: bit.ly/ZachosPBK. Information: communications.oregonstate.edu/sea.

Spirit of Justice Conversation: Michelle Alexander and Naomi Klein, 7 to 9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. A recorded  NYC Union Theological Seminary Feb 15 dialogue with award-winning journalist and best-selling author Klein and Union visiting professor Alexander about the crises of our time and the intersecting issues of white supremacy, rape culture and climate chaos. Free. Hosted by: Corvallis Interfaith Climate Justice Committee, 350 Corvallis and UUFC Climate Justice Task Force. Information: office@uucorvallis.org or 541-752-5218.

“West Side Story,” 7 p.m., Corvallis High School Main Stage Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave. Corvallis high school students and community members will perform the classic musical. On opening night, all tickets are $5. Advance tickets and information: csdtheaters.com.

“Steel Magnolias,” 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Robert Harling's comedy follows the women in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana.  Tickets: $14 adults, $12 students and seniors. People with SNAP cards can get up to two tickets for $5 each. Advance tickets and information: majestic.org or box office 541-738-7469.

FRIDAY

VENUES

Bombs Away Cafe — If This, These with Orchards, 10 p.m., $5.

Calapooia Brewing Co. — Fox and Bones, 8 p.m.

Cloud & Kelly’s — Cosmic Butter and Groove Members, 9:30 p.m., $5.

Downtown Dog — The Dead Band, 6 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — Randy Williams, 7 p.m.

Peacock Bar — Damn Right Drag Night presents Love Shack, 9 p.m., $5.

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Music a la Carte, noon Fridays, OSU Memorial Union Lounge, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Music a la Carte presents trombonist Carson Keeble and the OSU Trombone Ensemble. Free. Information: 541-737-4061.

Corvallis Queer Film Festival: Short Subjects 3 and 4, 6 to 9 p.m., Darkside Cinema, 215 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. The short subjects include experimental queer films and Northwest directors. A question-and-answer session will follow the 7:45 p.m. program. Due to the mature themes and frank depiction of sexuality, most films are suitable only for adults and mature teens over 18. Free admission. The complete Corvallis Queer Film Festival 2018 program is available for free in iBook format at https://apple.co/2EJ2fUW.

Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Library Big Book Sale, 6 to 9 p.m., Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Doors open at 4 p.m. for Friends of the Library members only, but memberships are available at the door. The event features books, CDs and DVDs for sale. Information: 541-753-0078 or http://bit.ly/2EILsC7.

Wendell Berry Documentary and Community Seed Exchange, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Construction & Engineering Hall, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. The Spring Creek Project, the OSU Center for the Humanities, and the Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems present a screening of "Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry.” The film, which begins at 7 p.m., will be paired with a community seed exchange, at 6 p.m. Free, but tickets required: http://bit.ly/2EJHQMb.

“West Side Story,” 7 p.m., Corvallis High School Main Stage Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave. Tickets: $12 adults and seniors, $10 students (ages 12 to 19), $8 youth (5 to 8), $5 kids 4 and under. Advance tickets and information: csdtheaters.com.

Best Cellar Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. The Lucky in Love String Band, featuring Pete Kozak, Jeff Hino, Ron Green and Mark Weiss, will perform their instrumental bluegrass with a twist. They will be followed by acoustic folk duo Paper Wings, which includes Emily Mann and Wilhelmina Frankzerda, who grew up in Summit. Admission: $2-$10 your choice. Kids are free and welcome. Coffee, tea and cookies available for purchase. Enter at the back. Information: contact Mark Weiss at mjweiss@cmug.com.

“Steel Magnolias,” 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Tickets: $14 adults, $12 students and seniors. People with SNAP cards can get up to two tickets for $5 each. Advance tickets and information: majestic.org or box office 541-738-7469.

“Sylvia,” 7:30 p.m., Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. W., Albany. Greg brings home Sylvia, a dog (played by a human) he found in the park. Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between Greg and his wife Kate. The play contains adult content and language that may not be suitable for audience members under 18. Tickets: $13 adults, $10 seniors and juniors. Tickets are available online at albanycivic.org or at the box office 45 minutes before curtain. Help with reserving or purchasing online is available from Sid Stevens Jewelers, 541-967-8140.

SATURDAY

VENUES

Barsideous Brewing — Mean Jeanne & the G3 Band, 7 p.m.

Bombs Away Cafe — Paper Wings, 10 p.m., $5.

Calapooia Brewing Co. — Endr Won, 8:30 p.m.

Cloud & Kelly’s — Staticfaction Saturdays: Lojia and the Backsliders, 9 p.m.

Downtown Dog — Lloyd Jones, 6 p.m., $10. 

Imagine Coffee — Local Point Band, 7 p.m.

Interzone Coffee — Free Noise Show, 6:30 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.

Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Library Big Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Information: 541-753-0078 or http://bit.ly/2EILsC7.

Community Digital Storytelling Workshop, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. The Resilience Project presents its digital storytelling workshop. Participants come with a story idea and are taught how to turn that idea into a digital video. Stories are screened at the Darkside Cinema during each month's Corvallis Arts Walk. Workshop is free, but donations are appreciated. Registration required. Registration and information: wearetheresilienceproject.org or 541-908-0913.

“West Side Story,” 2 and 7 p.m. performances, Corvallis High School Main Stage Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave. Tickets: $12 adults and seniors, $10 students (ages 12 to 19), $8 youth (5 to 8), $5 kids 4 and under. Advance tickets and information: csdtheaters.com.

Corvallis Queer Film Festival: Short Subject 6 and documentary: “Chavela,” 6 to 9 p.m., Darkside Cinema, 215 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. The short subjects are about queer youths and are followed by the documentary “Chavela,” an intimate portrait of a famed Mexican ballad singer, at 7:45 p.m. Due to the mature themes and frank depiction of sexuality, most films are suitable only for adults and mature teens over 18. Free admission. The complete Corvallis Queer Film Festival 2018 program is available for free in iBook format at https://apple.co/2EJ2fUW.

Corvallis Squares Square Dance, 7 to 10 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays, First Congregational Church, 4515 S.W. West Hills Road, Corvallis. Caller: Roger Putzler. Cuer: Jackie Gale. Admission: $5. Information: 541-745-7121, 503-569-2504 or corvallissquares.com.

Fly Fishing Film Tour, 7:30 p.m., Construction & Engineering Hall, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Film screenings, along with chances to meet other anglers, discuss the outdoors and raise awareness about the importance and protection of cold water fisheries. Money raised goes to spawn and snorkel surveys for steelhead on the Siletz River, cleanups on the South Santiam River, and donations to Salmon Watch to help kids from Benton and Linn counties learn about salmon and their habitat. Tickets: $15. Advance tickets and information: http://bit.ly/2EYqA9l.

“Steel Magnolias,” 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Tickets: $14 adults, $12 students and seniors. People with SNAP cards can get up to two tickets for $5 each. Advance tickets and information: majestic.org or box office 541-738-7469.

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“Sylvia,” 7:30 p.m., Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. W., Albany. The play contains adult content and language that may not be suitable for audience members under 18. Tickets: $13 adults, $10 seniors and juniors. Tickets are available online at albanycivic.org or at the box office 45 minutes before curtain. 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 — Nancy Hamilton with Christopher Woitach, 5:30 p.m.

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

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Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Library Big Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Information: 541-753-0078 or http://bit.ly/2EILsC7.

Round-Robin Pickleball Tournament, 1 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of Greater Santiam, 305 S. Fifth St., Lebanon. Cost: $5 for Lebanon Pickleball Club members, $10 for non-members. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Santiam. Players are asked to reserve a spot by contacting Chris Singer, 541-981-0017 or chrissinger@gmail.com.

Crossroads International Film Festival: “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” 1:30 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. Contains mature content that may not be suitable for very young audience members. 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: http://bit.ly/2BKJvD9.

“West Side Story,” 2 and 7 p.m. performances, Corvallis High School Main Stage Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave. Tickets: $12 adults and seniors, $10 students (ages 12 to 19), $8 youth (5 to 8), $5 kids 4 and under. Advance tickets and information: csdtheaters.com.

“Steel Magnolias,” 2:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Tickets: $14 adults, $12 students and seniors. People with SNAP cards can get up to two tickets for $5 each. Advance tickets and information: majestic.org or box office 541-738-7469.

“Sylvia,” 2:30 p.m., Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. W., Albany. The play contains adult content and language that may not be suitable for audience members under 18. Tickets: $13 adults, $10 seniors and juniors. Tickets are available online at albanycivic.org or at the box office 45 minutes before curtain. Help with reserving or purchasing online is available from Sid Stevens Jewelers, 541-967-8140.

Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra: "The Two Big Bs: Beethoven and Bruckner," 3 p.m., Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Alexander Tutunov, a frequent guest of the orchestra, will return to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C-minor, Op. 37. Tutunov is a professor of piano and artist in residence at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 in E Major comprises the second half of the performance. Reserved seating tickets: $22-$32. Free general admission tickets will be given at the door one hour prior to the concert for up to three K-8 students accompanied by a ticketed adult and high school and college students with ID, subject to availability. Advance tickets: www.cosusymphony.org.

Majestic Reader’s Theatre: “No Exit” and “Aria Da Capo,” 3 and 7 p.m. performances, Majestic Lab Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Two one-act plays. In “No Exit,” written by Jean-Paul Sartre, three people who are already dead find themselves trapped inside a room.  Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Aria Da Capo” is a one-act morality play divided into three parts and featuring traditional commedia dell’arte characters. Tickets: $10-$12. People with SNAP cards can get up to two tickets for $5 each. Advance tickets and information: majestic.org or box office at 541-738-7469.

Crossroads International Film Festival: “Shun Li & the Poet” (Italy), 4 p.m., Darkside Cinema, 215 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. Shun Li worked for eight years trying to bring her son to Italy. When she begins work as a bartender, she meets a Slavic fisherman. They find a poetic escape from loneliness in a silent dialogue between different cultures. Contains mature content that may not be suitable for very young audience members. Italian and Chinese with English subtitles, 102 minutes. Tickets: $5-$10 per ticket on a sliding scale. Tickets are available 30 minutes before each film. Information: http://bit.ly/2BKJvD9.

Crossroads International Film Festival: “Antonia’s Line,” 6:30 p.m., Darkside Cinema, 215 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. After World War II, Antonia, with her daughter, returns to their Dutch hometown. Antonia settles down and joins a tightly knit but unusual community in this 1995 movie, which won the Academy Award for best foreign language film. Contains some mature content that may not be suitable for very young audience members. 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: http://bit.ly/2BKJvD9.

Daimh in Concert, 7 p.m., Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Daimh, a Gaelic musical group from the Isle of Skye and West Lochaber, performs Highland and Scottish Island music. This show marks the group's Corvallis premiere with Gaelic vocalist Ellen MacDonald. Tickets: $30 reserved seats, $20 general, $2 discount for Corvallis Folklore Society members. Advance tickets: https://daimh.brownpapertickets.com/ or Corvallis Brewing Supply and Grass Roots Books and Music.

MONDAY

VENUES

Barsideous Brewing — Monday Night Trivia, 7 p.m. 

Imagine Coffee — Bryson Skaar, 7 p.m.

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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.

OSU Wind Symphony and CHS Wind Ensemble Joint Concert, 7:30 p.m., Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. The Corvallis High School Wind Ensemble, directed by Lia Poole, performs  “Shepherd’s Hey” by Percy Grainger, and Mark Camphouse’s “A Movement for Rosa,” a 12-minute work honoring civil rights icon Rosa Parks. The OSU Wind Symphony, directed by Olin Hannum, will perform four works including “Magnolia Star” by Steve Danyew and Wataru Hokoyama’s “Beyond.” The ensembles will team up for the final work, Samuel Hazo’s “Novo Lenio.” Admission: $5 general and free to K-12 and OSU students. Information: http://bit.ly/2HzuKmF.

TUESDAY

VENUES

Bombs Away Cafe — Pencils, Pens and Drinks with Friends, 8 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — Celtic Jam, 7 p.m.

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Yoga in the Gallery, 9:30 a.m., The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Information: https://theartscenter.net/yoga-in-the-gallery/.

Gearing Up for Gardening Lecture Series: Thugs of the Weed World-Blackberry, Horsetail, Bindweed and Ivy, noon to 1 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Darren Morgan of Shonnard’s Nursery will lead a discussion on how to get rid of invasive weeds. Free.

Social Justice, Race, DACA and the Muslim Ban with Professor Jose-Antonio Orosco, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Native American Longhouse Eena Haws, Oregon State University, 311 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Orosco, an associate professor of philosophy in Oregon State University's School of History, Philosophy and Religion, will discuss his book “Toppling the Melting Pot: Immigrants and Pluralistic Democracy in American Pragmatism.” A book signing and dinner are included. Space is limited. Free. Registration required: http://bit.ly/2og7GB7. Information: http://bit.ly/2HA9HQN.

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 a nonaudition choir welcomes all singers. 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 — Comedy Open Mic, 9 p.m.

Downtown Dog — Colleen Kitchen, all blues, 6 p.m.  

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

Albany Writers, 7 p.m. Fourth Wednesdays. All writers welcome. No critiquing unless requested. Call 541-928-8501 for location.

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.

“O Brother Where Art Thou?” 7 p.m., Whiteside Theater, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. The Coen Brothers’ take on "The Odyssey," about three escaped convicts searching for treasure in the South. Tickets: $5-$7. Advance tickets: https://ohbrotheratwhiteside.brownpapertickets.com/ or Corvallis Brewing Supply.

THURSDAY

VENUES

Barsideous Brewing — Karaoke, 7 p.m.

Bombs Away Cafe — PhiloPhobia and Dr. Neon, 9 p.m.

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

Downtown Dog — Dick Bowler, 6 p.m.

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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.

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.

OSU Theatre “Rhinoceros,” 7:30 p.m. March 1-3 and 9-11, Withycombe Hall Main Stage Theater, 2091 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Eugène Ionesco’s 1959 exploration of the spread of fascism has been reimagined for the 21st century in a new adaptation by Wes Savick. in a small town, residents are transforming into rhinoceroses. Tickets: $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 youth, and $5 OSU students. Advance tickets: http://bit.ly/1T4IKVA or OSU Theatre Box Office 541-737-2784.

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

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