(Anna CK Smith/Salem Reporter)

There’s only one week until Thanksgiving.


Colorado singer-songwriter Daniel Rodriguez will ply melodic hooks alongside poetic and contemplative folk songs at The Governor’s Cup Wednesday night. The show starts at 6 p.m. 471 Court St NE.


It’s the last weekend to catch Willamette University’s fall dance concert, featuring performances and choreography by students and faculty.

Performances run Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $8 for students at M. Lee Pelton Theatre, 900 State Street. More information and tickets available on the Willamette website.

Fans of Pawnee, Indiana can gear up for a Parks and Recreation-themed trivia night at Vagabond Brewing, 2195 Hyacinth St NE Ste 172, Salem, Oregon 97301. The fun starts at 7 p.m.


There will be multiple chances to shop this weekend.

The Space Concert Club is hosting the bizarre bazaar on Friday, a fun market where you can find unique gifts created by local artists. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 1128 Edgewater St NW.

Not feeling the holiday spirit? Check out a research presentation by Nobel Prize winning physicist David Wineland from 3:30-4:40 p.m. Friday at Willamette University’s Collins Science Center, Room 320.


McNary High School is hosting its own holiday bazaar. Shop from more than 100 vendors Saturday and enter a raffle drawing for a chance to win a $250 basket. If you bring nonperishable food or hygiene products, you’ll receive and extra entry into the drawing. Proceeds from the event will benefit McNary Athletics, JROTC and clubs.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will have concessions. More info is on Facebook.

Capitol City Theater presentsActive B*tch Face: A Comedy Show About Gender for Everyone,” where four female improvisers will “explore and laugh about the absurdities and expectations of gender and sexuality.” The jokes start at 9:30 p.m., and the show is only open to those 18 and older. 210 Liberty St SE, Suite 150. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.


Festival Chorale Oregon will perform Bach’s “Christmas Ontario,” a choral classic detailing the birth of Jesus, in English. Solveig Holmquist will conduct the 100-voice chorale, joined by soloists Nicole Lewey, soprano; Olga Valdes, alto; Les Green, tenor; and Brett Peldyak, baritone.

The show starts at 4 p.m. at the Elsinore Theatre, 170 High St SE. Tickets are $25-35, $20 for seniors and $10 for students.

More info at festivalchorale.org.