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Technology meets art in annual daVinci Days

CORVALLIS - A festival that blends music, entertainment, creative contests, exhibits and hands-on activities in an oh-so-da-Vinci way will take over the town today through Sunday.

The da Vinci Days festival celebrates the crossover of art, science and technology.

The human-powered Kinetic Challenge, a race among kinetic sculptures, is back. Some judging happens today, with different types of races Saturday and Sunday.

Art will be on display all three days, including so-called unidentified flying art. Local zydeco dancers might be interested in a 9 p.m. performance today by Grammy winner BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet.

There is also a glass show at the Arts Center and an Art Village at the Arts Center Courtyard, which includes demonstrations.

The festival is open today from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Three-day admission is $15 for those 13 and older, $10 for children ages 6 to 12. One-day admission is $10 for those 13 and older and $5 for children ages 6 to 12.

Admission is free for children 5 and younger.

Most events are on the Oregon State University campus or along Madison Avenue near downtown. The main gate is at Madison Avenue and 11th Street.

For information, visit www.davinci-days.org or call (541) 757-6363.

Singer-songwriter plays it for laughs on Saturday

Sean Morey mixes stand-up comedy and music during his live show, which stops Saturday at the WOW Hall, 291 W. Eighth Ave.

"I don't think we should give free room and board to criminals," Morey says on a YouTube.com video that says it was part of the Bob and Tom show. "I think they should have to run 12 hours a day on a treadmill and generate electricity."

Tickets for Morey's 8 p.m. show are $15, available at Ticketweb.com outlets.

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