Updated: Nov 21, 2021
We pointed our radio telescope to the center of the galaxy of news and gathered up the incoming signals to bring you another iteration of our monthly event roundup. We have some big bands hitting the scene this month, including Misterwives, Deer Tick, X Ambassadors, GWAR, and more! Plus, all the small, cozy events that sprinkle Oregon with goodness.
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Have a creative and exciting month, Curbsiders.
Music a La Carte: The Oregon State University String Hotshots
Friday, Nov. 5 - 12 pm to 12:45 pm
(remote) Oregon State University - 200 Bexel Hall - Corvallis, OR
Join top musicians from Oregon State University’s string program as they perform a lunch recital at the Memorial Union Lounge.(need more info) Students, staff, and faculty are allowed to view the performance live!
Delta Spirit, Deer Tick - $32+
Saturday, Nov. 6 - 7 pm
Crystal Ballroom - 1332 W Burnside St. - Portland, OR
Monqui Presents and the Crystal Ballroom bring to you a two-band extravaganza that you will not want to miss. There is pretty limited information available about the show from the event coordinators, but all we really need to know is that Delta Spirit and Deer Tick are playing a show together. Both bands are extremely popular indie-rock bands with folk roots, who reel in hundreds of thousands of plays each month on streaming platforms. Be sure to hurry on this one because tickets might not last.
Whiteside Live: Pigs on the Wing, Wish You Were Here Tour
Saturday, Nov. 6 - 8 pm
Whiteside Theatre - 361 SW Madison Ave. - Corvallis, OR
Join the Pink Floyd tribute band Pigs on the Wing for a night of epic covers and rockin’ fun. Adam McKinney, of Washington-based arts media company Oly Arts, said about the band, “Capturing what made Pink Floyd iconic is a hard thing to do, and Pigs on the Wing comes as close as we have heard.” Proof of vaccination or negative covid test required to get into the event.
Justin Martin at 45 East - $15+
Saturday, Nov. 6 - 10 pm to 2 am
45 East - 315 SE 3rd Ave. - Portland, OR
San Francisco-based DJ Justin Martin is bringing his creative brand of EDM club music to 45 East. There are VIP tables available if you are looking for an even more unique experience. Negative Covid-19 tests or proof of vaccination is required, and masks are as well.
Art Opening and Benefit (Women and Children of South Sudan)
Sunday, Nov. 7 - 1 pm
IKE Box - 299 Cottage St. NE - Salem, OR
Join Silent Art Auction and featured artists Loie Naylor, Ruth Armitage, Ann Altman, Paula Fontanini, Katie Kyte and additional Oregon artists for their art opening and benefit. 100% of the proceeds will go to women and children of South Sudan to help them “live free from oppression and abuse.” Plus, it’s being hosted at IKE Box which is always a great place to be.
Perfectly Queer (21+) - $5+
Wednesday, Nov. 10 - 7 pm to 11:59 pm
The Big Legrowlski - 812 NW Couch St. - Portland, OR
Little Lioness Productions presents Perfectly Queer, a dance party not to be missed. This event happens every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. There will be performances, live music, drinks, art vendors, and dancing, of course!
Friday Fusion - Salsa & Bachata Night - $15
Friday, Nov. 12 - 7 pm to 12 am
Shawn Gardner Dancing - 8900 SW Commercial St. - Tigard, OR
If you have wanted to learn some new dance moves, you should consider coming out to Friday Fusion, hosted by Shawn Gardner Dancing, a Tigard-based performance hall. The company describes three different “ballrooms” totalling 17,000 square feet. So there should be plenty of space for you to keep safe and dance to your heart’s content!
X Ambassadors - $33
Wednesday, Nov. 17 - 7:30 pm
Roseland Theater - 8 NW 6th Ave. - Portland, OR
Another big name coming to Portland, X Ambassadors will be performing at the Roseland Theater on the 17th. Similar to the Delta Spirit/Deer Tick event, the tickets are likely not going to be available for very long. X Ambassadors is probably best known for the song “Renegades” but has plenty of other huge hits. This should be a fun show.
The Video Game Metal Shredventure - $11.50
Thursday, Nov. 18 - 10 pm
Bombs Away Cafe - 2527 NW Monroe Ave. - Corvallis, OR
Videogame metal covers. Need we say more? (We’re being told by our editor that yes, we do.) FamilyJules and ToxicxEternity are hosting “SHREDVENTURE”, which will feature a night of videogame songs turned into metal melodies. First on the playbill is Jules Conroy, who runs the Youtube channel FamilyJules, and is a highly accomplished guitarist whose credentials include work on soundtracks such as, “Cadence of Hyrule,” “The Binding of Isaac,” the 2016 Game Developer’s Choice Best Score winner and indie megahit “The Crypt of the Necrodancer” (and a seriously impressive amount more). Next up is Jack "ToxicxEternity" Fliegler, an Arizona-based heavy metal artist. He has a Youtube channel called ToxicxEternity, where he “makes metal remixes of video game themes every week,” and Twitch where he performs live every week. The special guest of the evening is The Super Guitar Bros., which “combine their love of video game music with their passion for acoustic/classical guitar to bring you a one of a kind musical experience.” So come on down for a unique, gaming-centric metal night of certain fun.
James Ehnes Plays Mozart with the Oregon Symphony - $25 to $125
Friday, Nov. 19 - 7:30 pm
Smith Auditorium - 900 State St. - Salem, OR
Violinist and Grammy Award winner James Ehnes will be playing with the Oregon Symphony this month. The program, conducted by Johnathon Heyward, will include works from Mozart, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky. This is part of the Salem Classical Series.
Friday, Nov. 19 - 10 pm
Bombs Away Cafe - 2527 NW Monroe Ave. - Corvallis, OR
Local Salem band Wild Ire will be performing at Bombs Away Cafe in Corvallis. There is no more information than that really, but Wild Ire always puts on an incredible show and there is little doubt that this will be any different. Check back for more details as they develop!
Fleetmac Wood presents Wild Heart Disco - $13
Saturday, Nov. 20 - 10 pm to 2 am
Holocene Portland - 1001 SE Morrison - Portland, OR
First things first, we have to take a second to acknowledge how great the name Fleetmac Wood is for a band dedicated to Fleetwood Mac. Bravo. The band even put a warning, “If you don’t like Fleetwood Mac at all, Stand Back, Stand Back.” You can catch Fleetmac Wood at Holocene on the 20th.