The Whiteside Theatre
CONCERT | Weener
Saturday, May 25
Doors open at 7:00 pm
General Admission: $10
$2 off with Whiteside membership
Weener is the West Coast's premiere Ween tribute band established in 2004. Nobody has done it longer and nobody has done it better.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH INC.
EVENT | Grease - Sing Along for COI
Saturday, June 1
Matinee 3:30 pm
Evening 7:00 pm
Doors open an hour before showtime
Advance Tickets: $18
Hey Rizzo, it will be peachy keen jelly bean, when you come sing along to Grease to support COI. With our GREASE SING-ALONG, we’re taking our love of this timeless musical to the next step where YOU can be a part of the show. Don’t leave all the singing to John, Olivia, Stockard and the gang – join in! You know the words… and, in case you forget a few, we’ll put them all right up there on the screen so you can follow along.
Fun movie-inspired food and beverages available for purchase, special guests, and a contest for the best Grease costume, so don’t be a beauty school drop out – join the party!
OSU Alumni Assn, OMSI and Downtown Corvallis Assn
EVENT | Water, Culture and Society
Conflicts and cooperation from the Columbia River to the Nile
Monday, June 3
Doors open an hour before showtime
Water connects history, geography and culture, sometimes in surprising ways. This special Science Pub Corvallis will explore the impacts of dams and development in two places — Egypt and the Pacific Northwest. In both regions, communities and cultural treasures were threatened, and in some cases destroyed, by waters rising behind dams that were built to generate electricity, reduce downstream flooding and irrigate crops. Two speakers — Hassan Latif from Cairo, Egypt, and Aaron Wolf of Oregon State University — will share their intimate knowledge of these water management projects and ongoing efforts to navigate difficult issues across cultural and political boundaries.
Hassan Latif - Egyptologist and former curator at the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Aaron Wolf - Geography professor at OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
The Whiteside Theatre and Corvallis Folklore Society
CONCERT | Hanz Araki with Dan Faiella
Monday, June 17
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Reserved: $22 (Available at Corvallis Brewing Supply)
General Admission: $18 (Available at Grass Roots Bookstore)
Tickets available at the box office at 5:45 on the day of the event.
$2 off with CFS or Whiteside membership
Considered one of the most talented Irish musicians in America today, flautist, whistle player, singer, and Juno Award-winner Hanz Araki has been lauded by publications and audiences alike. Three decades of musical exploration into Irish, Scottish, Japanese, and American traditions has yielded his distinct style described by Fatea Magazine as “achingly beautiful.”
As the sixth generation of his family to bear the title Araki Kodo, Hanz (short for Hanzaburo, his great-great grandfather’s name) spent his formative years mastering the Japanese end-blown bamboo flute. Discovering and relishing the melodic and mechanical similarities between shakuhachi and Irish whistle, Hanz applied his natural capacity and boundless curiosity to his Irish heritage. Taking advantage of the rich Irish music scene in Seattle, where he spent his youth, Hanz quickly became known for his exquisite instrumental work on both Irish whistle and flute and a haunting singing voice that was born to tell tales.
Over the years, Hanz has released 11 albums, including 2014’s critically acclaimed Foreign Shore. Festival appearances include the Austin Celtic Festival, the Maine Celtic Celebration, the Missoula Celtic Festival, KVMR Grass Valley Celtic Festival, Milwaukee Irish Festival, Bumbershoot, Celtic Connections, and over 20 years of performances at the Northwest Folklife Festival. Hanz has also been invited to perform with the Seattle Symphony, at the Gates Estate, and for the Japanese Consul General.