Welcome to AVA’s monthly calendar of events. Take a peek and plan your stay-cation or your next visit to our region. The city’s most notable annual events include historic home tours, outdoor summer concerts and movies under the stars, and the Northwest Art and Air Festival.
*Note for event organizers: If you’d like to have your event listed on the AVA calendar, head over to our contact page and submit your event to us.
Help children in our community feel loved! Select an ‘Angel’ from the tree and purchase new clothing or a toy – your gift may be the only one a child opens on Christmas morning. The carousel is closed on TUESDAY. For information call 541-497-2934 or visit: AlbanyCarousel
Robert Meade performs at Calapooia Brewing. Meade is a singer/songwriter, solo acoustic musician who’s been living and performing throughout the Northwest area for over a decade. His brand of upbeat Rhythm ‘n’ Blues & Americana music channels some of rock’s greatest souls. Calapooia Brewing
This family-friendly event is all ages. As always, we’ll have food vendors, a beer garden, a Sick Town merchandise table, half-time fun and more! Tickets cost $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Doors open at 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. for Live Roller Derby Action. For information visit the Derby Dames at : https://www.sicktownderbydames.com/ .
Cascade Rye is a grass roots effort, led by husband and wife team, Jake and Kalyn Payne, with roots 8 generations deep in rural Oregon. Whether this Americana/Roots Rock act performs as an acoustic duo, trio, or a hard hitting electrified band, the Payne’s deliver a refreshingly unrehearsed, raw, and unique experience- every time! For more information visit: Calapooia Brewing
Join the library for fun holiday craft evenings in December! Get ready for the holidays by learning how to make your own decorations and gifts. These evenings are best for adults and teens 15+, and all supplies are provided.
Dec 4, 7:00 p.m.: Mason Jar Hot Chocolate Mix – Make your own hot chocolate mix to give to friends or enjoy with family.
December 11, 7:00 p.m.: Book Page Ornaments and 3-D Snowflakes.
December 17, 7:00 p.m.: Hand-printed Tea Towels . For information visit: albanypubliclibrary
Rusty Hinges performs at Calapooia Brewing. Rusty Hinges grew out of the bluegrass jam circles at local festivals. Their music is a blend of traditional and contemporary bluegrass and Americana. For more information visit: Calapooia Brewing
Join Sweet Red for our First Friday late night Sweeteasy! Stop by for a 1920s inspired roarin’ good time! Happy Hour menu food and drinks- dress up if you like! See you at Sweet Red’s Sweeteasy! For information visit: SweetRedBistro
You are invited to the second annual South Albany High School Holiday Bazaar! This year, all proceeds from vendor registration fees will go directly to meeting the needs of the students experiencing homelessness at South Albany High. There is a full house of vendors including LOTS of food, crafts and businesses. Entry is by donation of a non-perishable food item which will be given to South Albany High families in need. For information call: 541-967-4522.
The Bush Pilots are a bluegrass-style trio that plays their original songs and adds a variety of interpretations of other tunes. Their unique style is difficult to place into a single category encompassing newgrass, jazzgrass, and bluegrass with a twist! For more information visit: Calapooia Brewing
Sybaris presents the fourth “Let Kids be Kids!” a Dickens Christmas dinner to raise funds for local underprivileged children to ride the Albany Historic Carousel. The menu includes chilled pheasant pie with wassail jelly, goose “ham”, pease porridge, mock turtle soup, smoked trout kedgeree, roasted pork loin with sugar plum gravy, roasted potatoes, plum pudding with hard sauce, real English Stilton, fruits and nuts, and oat biscuits. The cost is $50 per person, $75 with wine pairing and gratuity is not included. Please, don’t be a scrooge, raise your glasses for kids who need passes! Call Sybaris Restaurant for reservations: (541) 928-8157
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