It's November, which means fall in Oregon is quickly turning to cold winter. But there's still some great art happening all over the state.
We don't like getting ahead of ourselves at Curbside, and as such we will not be adding any Christmas events to our event roundups yet (even though there are already hundreds of them), because it is freaking November, not December.
Check out all of the great events happening in your area. Share with your friends on social media and let them know what's going on in their streets!
OMSI After Dark: Uncorked - $35
Friday, Nov. 8 - 6 pm to 10 pm
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry - 1945 SE Water Ave.
Enjoy a night of drinking and science at one of Oregon’s most popular museums, OMSI! This event is sure to be a blast, and if you have never been to OMSI, this is your chance for a special experience you won’t forget (unless you drink too much).
Infected Mushroom: Head of NASA - $22 to $30
Friday, Nov. 8 - 7 pm to 12 am
Roseland Theater - 8 NW 6th Ave.
Infected Mushroom will be playing at the Roseland Theater! They are on their “Head of NASA” tour, and will be supported by Randy Seidman, Lowsh, and Optikos. Infected Mushroom is an Israeli band that is known for their psychedelic mix that mashes many genres of club music, trance, techno, and much more to create a truly unique blend.
2019 Annual Train Show - $8 ($15 VIP Tour)
Saturday, Nov. 9 through Dec. 1 - 10 am to 5 pm
Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club - 2505 N Vancouver Ave.
Let’s all be honest, model trains are dope as hell. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a good train? If you are a train enthusiast or simply love to see the complexity of model trains and their mesmerizing scenery, this is not an event that you should pass up. Help the Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club celebrate their 72nd anniversary while indulging in a day of nonstop train action.
Wolfchild and Noia
Friday, Nov. 8 - 9 pm to 12 am
The Governor’s Cup Coffee Roasters - 471 Court St. NE
Come down to the Governor’s Cup and see two Seattle-based bands Wolfchild and Noia in action. Wolfchild is described as being “a celestial strain of indie rock that swirls psychedelia, folk, ambient indie rock, and dream-pop.” Which sounds like a good time.
Noia is described as “an electro-rock exploration into experiences of the heart and mind composed of dream-like storytelling, electronic beats, groove bass, & ethereal synth, with trappings of lo-fi, jazz, & soul.” Who isn’t down for some ethereal synth? *excited synth sound*
All You Can Eat Breakfast Sunday - $10
Sunday, Nov. 10 through Dec. 29 - 12 pm to 2 pm
Heroes Tap House - 4435 Liberty Rd.
Okay, this isn’t really an artist event and more an awesome thing to be happening. All you can eat breakfast? Count us in. This sounds like an excellent way to spend a Sunday morning/early afternoon.
Serve! November Edition - No Cover
Saturday, Nov. 9 - 9 pm to 11 pm
Southside Speakeasy - 3529 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE
"Join us for the next edition of Serve! Hosted by the drag power couple of Salem Vajayjay and Lylac! This month's special guests all the way from Vancouver, Washington, the high energy and charismatic princess Epiphany Valentine and the twirling dancing queen Amy Takill Pheonixx!"
Sunday, Nov. 10 - 11 am to 3 pm
Spectrum - 150 W. Broadway St.
Come and catch one of Spectrum’s recurring drag brunches.
“Come on down to Spectrum for a lively all ages show! We will have a rotating cast every month with regular host Johnny Doone Foxx! Brunch begins at 11 am and we will have pop up shows around noon, 1 pm, and 2 pm. Spectrum has a delicious brunch menu with vegan and vegetarian options, and fabulous mimosa pitchers.” You had us at mimosa pitchers.
Hillstomp with The Weather Machine - $12
Saturday, Nov. 9 - 9 pm to 2 am
Sessions Music Hall - 44 W 7th Ave.
Seriously, The Weather Machine is one of the great bands Oregon has birthed. They sound like the soul of Oregon reached out and whispered delicately into your ears. Folk, alt-rock, indie; there are many labels you could try to give them, but quite simply they are their own magical blend of Oregonian splendor. Hillstomp is a fun blend of country rock and blues, with a pinch of folk rock to bring an upbeat rocking experience that is definitely one to see. This is going to be a damn good show.
Funked Up Friday
Fridays until Nov. 23 - 11:30 pm to 2 am
Sessions Music Hall - 44 W 7th Ave.
Enjoy a night of disco, funk and soul music, brought to you by Rory Rortron Beck.
"Funked Up Fridays is all about creating and sharing a space that is overflowing with friendliness, is inclusive to everyone, and to meet new people and share laughter and smiles on the dance floor. This event is open to anyone who would like to do live art, flow art, visual projection, live instrumentation and much more."
Chromatic Colors and One Mad Man - Free
Saturday, Nov. 9 - 7 pm to 10 pm
The Brown Owl - 550 SW Industrial Way
If you are in Bend and want a great night of music, head over to The Brown Owl to catch One Mad Man and Chromatic Colors. This is a free show and open to all ages.
"One Mad Man: 27-year old Spencer Snyder loops together multiple instruments to create moody, driven backdrops accompanied by smooth vocals.
Chromatic Colors: Somewhere between jazz-fusion, psych-rock, funk, and art pop, lies Chromatic Colors; a talented young trio with tunes that will put you deep in the groove, only to have it smashed to pieces, and glued back together."
Mining Day - $14 + $2 Per Miner
Saturday, Nov. 9 - 11 am to 3 pm
The High Desert Museum - 59800 S Highway 97
Come out to the High Desert Museum to enjoy the simple, humble profession of mining. “Stake a claim, pan for gold, and have your earnings authenticated in our indoor placer mine and boomtown.” Don’t forget your prospector clothing!
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