COVID-19 is still spreading, placing restrictions on social events and keeping some local venues from hosting live shows. Local artists and businesses are still finding safe ways to organize events, however, so we scoured the internet for the stuff happening near you this weekend. Until life returns to normal, we are only highlighting events that clearly adhere to safe gathering restrictions and healthy social distancing.
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Hiding Out At Home: A Virtual Northwest String Summit - $40
July 17-19 (Click Here for Time and Band Schedule)
Join the Northwest String Summit and its partners for a three-day virtual music extravaganza. With day passes and weekend passes available, you can tune in to their livestreams, check out their archived shows and more all from the comfort of your home. This three-day event will include performances from over 30 bands and full weekend passes are available.
2020 Salem Art Association Virtual Art Fair
Saturday, July 18 & 19 - 9 am to 9 pm the Following Day
For the past 70 years the Salem Art Association’s Fair and Festival has been held, and usually at the Bush Pasture Park. This year, unfortunately, that can’t happen so they are moving the event online to their website SalemArt.org. The virtual art showcase will feature over a hundred artists.
Espacio Flamenco on the Portland Music Stream - $20
Saturday, July 18 - 7 pm to 8pm
The Espacio Flamenco Company, a performance group based in Portland, will be livestreaming their music and dance performance this weekend at the Alberta Rose Theatre. Flamenco, in the broadest sense, is a traditional style of song and dance which originated in Spain. If you have never seen or heard Flamenco, you have been missing out and you should fix that by watching this stream.
Nectar Lounge Virtual Concert Series: Nite Wave - $10
Saturday, July 18 - 8 pm
Take it back to the 80’s with Nectar Lounge’s virtual concert this weekend. The groups that will be performing include Tiger Tiger, Whiplash Smile, and of course, Nite Wave. Tiger Tiger is a Duran Duran tribute band, Whiplash Smile is a Billy idol tribute band, and Nite Wave seems to be a mix of the members of each group, still jamming out 80’s music. There is a suggested donation of $10 which goes towards the musicians, Northwest Harvest, and Nectar’s operations.
Yoga + Coffee Live Stream - $5
Every Saturday - 10 am to 11 am (For the Duration of Summer)
This is a sixty minute, “all levels flow” yoga stream, hosted by the online Yoga + Beer Community. The event is free but a donation of $5 is suggested for those looking to support the event and organizers. Additionally, you can find recordings of past streams on their Youtube page, which stretch back to March. So grab your yoga mat, a coffee (or beer, we won’t tell) and stream some low-stress yoga sessions.
Social Distancing Events
The Donkey Rides to the Speakeasy - $35
Saturday, July 18 - 7 pm to 10 pm
Join Johnny Wheels and the Swamp Donkeys, a local Oregon blues band and International Blues Challenger, for a night of rockin’ blues. Tickets are $35 and there will be limited seating to maintain social distancing guidelines. Plus, pulled pork sandwiches!
DTW Outside at Cascade BBQ: Live Music by the Guidelines - $20
Saturday, July 18 - 7 pm to 10 pm
Cascade BBQ - 2575 NW Kings Blvd, Corvallis
Cascade BBQ is hosting an outdoor night of music performed by Despite The Whiteness. DTW is a Corvallis-based band that plays a mix of genres but mostly funk music, and what is better than some socially distanced funk music? Seating is limited.
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