Around Town – January 17, 2024 Edition

The Tempest

The Majestic Theatre presents “The Tempest” starting on Jan. 19 from 7:30-10 p.m. at 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis.Tickets: $16 / $18

Evening performances (7:30 p.m.): Jan. 19, 20, 26 & 27

Matinee performances (2:30 p.m.): Jan. 21* and 28 (*ASL interpretation Jan. 21)

This beloved Shakespearean classic has a little bit of everything: love, tragedy, revenge, drunken butlers, airy spirits, shipwreck and wizardry. Prospero, a practitioner of the magical arts, and his young daughter Miranda are betrayed and stranded on an uncharted island populated by a single islander, Caliban, and many spirits who delight in creating mischief. Through his wizardry, Prospero engineers a tempest and a shipwreck which gives him the opportunity to exact revenge against those who wronged him. The play forces the characters and the audience to confront questions about redemption, forgiveness, reparations and the power of love as a force for regeneration.

Rated: PG for drunkenness, discussion of abuse and dirty Shakespeare puns. For more information, call 541.758.7827, email [email protected] or visit


Concealed Carry Class

Red Wolf LLC Firearms Training will be hosting an event Sunday, Jan. 21 from 2 p.m – 6 p.m. This class meets the requirements for training to obtain the Oregon concealed handgun license and the Utah non-resident concealed firearms permit. Cost for this class is $50 for Oregon certification, $50 for Utah certification or $80 for both Oregon and Utah. The Utah certification includes fingerprints and passport photos necessary to apply for the Utah permit. This is only the training necessary to obtain the permits. The Oregon CHL must be applied for at your local county level and costs $115.

The Great Gatsby

Albany Civic Theater presents “The Great Gatsby” starting on Friday, Jan. 26, from 7:30-10 p.m. at 113 1st Ave. W, Albany.

Evening performances (7:30 p.m.) will be Jan. 26 & 27, Feb. 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10.

Matinee performances (2:30 p.m.): Jan. 28 and Feb. 4.

Online streaming is also available for this show.

“The Great Gatsby” is a timeless tale of love and tragedy set in the jazz age of New York. Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, pursues a former lover, Daisy, and his pursuit meets with a tragic end. This adaptation draws the audience’s attention to themes of equity and privilege, and showcases Daisy’s strength and character. Crafted from the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, this show is a world premiere performance by Portland playwright Maeve Z O’Connor.

Note: This show is recommended for audiences ages 12 and up. There is a murder-suicide depicted on stage.

Tickets are available for purchase online at or in-person at the box office 45 minutes before the show’s start time. The box office is also open from 12-4 p.m. on Wednesdays.If you want to see the show for free and earn community service hours, consider signing up to usher for a performance via

To see the full cast list and learn more, visit

Gnome Paint Night

Downtown Restaurant and Lounge will be hosting a gnome painting event 2 to 4 p.m Saturday, Feb. 4. Expert instructors will guide step-by-step with lots of fun and laughter. Never painted before; not to worry this event is all about having fun and enjoying the process! Aprons, Brushes and Paints are included as well as a pre-sketched 11×14 Canvas. Tickets are $45. 21+ age requirement. For more information, contact Downtown Restaurant and Lounge, to be put on a waitlist, email; [email protected].

Sportsman’s Holiday Jr. Court Applications

ATTENTION ALL FIRST GRADE students!! Applications are available for those students that would like to participate in the 2024 Sportsman’s Holiday festivities as a Junior Princess or Junior Escort. Applications are due by March 1st. We will randomly draw one boy and one girl from each of the first-grade classes in the Sweet Home School District to be a member on the Sportsman’s Holiday Junior Court (including charter schools and homeschoolers that are homeschooling in Sweet Home area). Notification will be made by April 10th. The cost to participate will be $65.00. Please contact Karla Burcham at [email protected], or @541-401-3339 to request an application.

Cultural Coalition

accepting applications

The Linn County Cultural Coalition is accepting proposals for grants to fund projects involving the arts, humanities and heritage activities in Linn County. The deadline for completed grant applications is Feb. 2.

The LCCC has $22,000 available for grants in 2024. Grants typically range between $250 and $2,000. The grants are available to nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status. An organization or individual sponsored by a qualifying nonprofit may also apply.

Grant applications are available online at Applications can be submitted online or sent by mail to the Linn County Cultural Coalition, P.O. Box 69, Albany, OR 97321. For more information, contact Rebecca Bond at 541.928.0911.

Flea market

The Linn County Fair & Expo Center hosts the county’s largest indoor flea market on Saturday, March 16, at 105 Opal Ct. SE, Albany. Over 85+ spaces full with vendors selling antiques, collectibles, vintage and one-of-a-kind items. Early admission (cash only) from 8-9 a.m. is $6, regular admission from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. is $2, children 12 and under are free; parking is free. For more information visit