Curbside Press mined the dark caves of social media to bring you the refined ore that is our weekly events roundup. For those looking for some local art to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes and workplaces this weekend, look no further. We’ve got music offerings from the Oregon State University Chamber Strings, as well as local bands out of Portland. There’s also an affordable painting workshop and a “sinful” cabaret to close out the weekend.
Be sure to share this roundup with the art-lovers in your life and check back every week for more safe, local arts events to experience. If you’ve got an upcoming virtual event you’d like to see featured in one of our roundups, let us know in the comments below or by shooting us the details on social media.
Have a safe and fun weekend, Curbsiders.
Music A La Carte: OSU Chamber Strings
Friday, Jan. 29 - Noon
Oregon State University - Corvallis, OR
This recurring showcase of talented orchestra musicians out of Oregon State University is designed to be a short, sweet dose of classical music in your busy Friday afternoon. Join in for this free livestream and consider checking back for more installments of the OSU Chamber’s Music A La Carte series.
Live Painting Class
Friday, Jan. 29 - 7 pm
Studio33 Arts - Eugene, OR
Many people have taken advantage of being cooped up this past year by learning a new hobby. Painting is relaxing, approachable and FUN. For those looking for a crash course, tune into this virtual workshop out of Eugene. Plus, the $10 price of admission for this Studio33 Arts class is on the lower end of what you’ll find out there. There is limited capacity, however, so sign-up right away to secure a spot.
The Christopher Brown Trio ($10)
Saturday, Jan. 30 - 8 pm
Jack London Revue - Portland, OR
Renowned jazz musician and composer Christopher Brown is bringing his talents to Oregon for this livestreamed night of original music. Inspired by marching bands and brass ensembles, this is sure to be an evening of pep mixed with slow blues jams. Tickets need to be purchased in advance to secure a spot in the video chat and this is billed as a 21+ show.
Saturday, Jan. 30 - 7 pm
O’Leary’s - Portland, OR
Bringing you a night of country, blues and folk standards -- from original works to covers -- Portland singer-songwriter Rose Gerber is playing this livestream show from her own living room. Normally the frontwoman for Rose Gerber and Sweet Relief, she is going solo for this night of music. While people can come enjoy the livestream at the downtown Portland pub itself, people can also join in remotely.
Sunday, Jan. 31 - 8 pm to 10 pm
Dante’s - Portland, OR
From the creative, artistic to the just plain bizarre, this weekly cabaret out of Dante’s is livestreamed directly from the stage. Featuring burlesque performances, contortionists, fire swallowers and much more, this isn’t an event for the faint of heart. Who says Sundays are just for church?
Kassi Valazza Band
Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 - 6 pm to 8 pm
LaurelThirst Pub - Portland, OR
This livestream show is one of the first for this newly formed band fronted by “local psych country rock chanteuse” Kassi Valazza. While the event is free, tips for the musicians and the venue are encouraged and links to do so can be found on the event page.
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