Nov
17
8:00 AM08:00

Runners Retreat with Linsey Corbin

The Suttle Lodge is proud to have Linsey Corbin lead a Runners Retreat workshop. Linsey is a professional triathlete from Bend and a six-time Ironman Champion. She also holds the American Ironman record. This workshop will include a group trail run and ends with a hearty brunch provided by The Suttle Lodge. This event is limited to 20 students so book early.

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Nov
29
7:30 PM19:30

David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown

Get in the Christmas Spirit with this special tribute to Charlie Brown at The Tower Theater. In 1965, the first-ever Peanuts animated special took place. It was a landmark event and it was the start of a tradition that would continue for years to come. Now, almost 50 years later, contemporary jazz piano legend, David Benoit, is paying tribute to this incredible piece of entertainment history with his Christmas show, featuring music from the Charlie Brown special. This inspirational concert includes the classic music of Vince Guaraldi along with Charlie Brown Christmas originals from David Benoit, who took over the helm as music composer for the new Charlie Brown Christmas TV Specials more than a decade ago. The show can include the young voices of a children’s choir, which serves as a wonderful way of getting the local community involved. Also featured is vocalist Sara Gazarek along with David Benoit’s rock-steady band featuring David Hughes on bass and Jamey Tate on drums. The heart-warming show is sure to get the audience in that Charlie Brown Christmas Spirit and bring out the “kid” in all of us this holiday season.

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Dec
1
to Jan 1

Gingerbread Junction

Don’t miss the 23rd Annual Gingerbread Junction at Sunriver Resort. This annual event has become a holiday tradition for so many. You will be AMAZED at what people can create with candy and cookies. Gingerbread houses will be on display in the Abbot Room of Sunriver Resort Lodge December 1st through January 1st. This is a FREE event.

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Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

Bend Christmas Parade

Kick off the Holiday Season with the ever-popular Bend Christmas Parade! Winding through downtown Bend on Dec. 1st, this event includes marching bands, fun floats and more! Santa, of course, puts in an appearance too. Parade starts at 12pm. This year’s theme is “Sharing Christmas Joy.”

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Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters are a worldwide icon, synonymous with family entertainment and great basketball skills. The Globetrotters represent nine decades of breaking down barriers, acts of goodwill and a commitment to fans that goes beyond the game. The Globetrotters’ show features even more amazing basketball skills and wizardry, with a continued focus on family entertainment. For their 2017 tour, basketball’s greatest innovators will debut basketball’s first-ever 4-point line, a move that comes six years after the team unveiled the first 4-point shot in the history of the sport.

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Dec
7
5:30 PM17:30

Eclairs, Cream Puffs and More!!!

Join Foxtail Bakeshop’s class “Eclairs, Cream Puffs and More!! You’ll learn about the fascinating dough that creates all these magical desserts called “Pate Choux”. We will be making Pate Choux by hand. You will learn how to pipe different shapes and fill these delicious vessels to create different desserts. Take home your creations along with the recipes for everything you have prepared in class. Light snacks, wine and cider will be served. Classes are limited so call to save a space. 541-213-2275.

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Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

Kids Cookie Decorating

Have your kiddos decorate cookies to their hearts’ desire at the Foxtail Bakeshop Kids Cookie Class. We will be rolling and baking yummy sugar cookies and then decorating with a wide variety of icings and special decorations. Kids will get to take home at least 24 cookies to enjoy. Parents may stay or leave. Ages 4 and up. Call to save your space. 541-213-2275.

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Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Todd Haaby

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see international award winning guitarist Todd Haaby and his group Sola Via live at the Tower Theater. Todd Haaby has combined all of his musical experiences to write and define a flavor of music indicative of Nuevo Flamenco. His love of Spanish music and the opportunity to travel extensively abroad has enabled him to establish a unique style all his own. With the fire and energy of any rock concert teamed up with the rhythms and melodies of Spain, this international award winning guitarist and his group Sola Via’s Dec 12th show is sure to be a sell out, so get your tickets early.

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Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Elf

The Bend Radio Group brings you a favorite Christmas film, Elf. In addition to this hilarious movie you can enjoy: Holiday laughs. Seasonal sentiments. Costume contests. Adult beverages. All in collaboration with the Bend Radio Group to benefit selected local charities. This event takes place at the Tower Theater on Dec. 14th at 7pm.

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Dec
15
4:00 PM16:00

The Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl

The first ever Ugly Christmas Sweater will take place on Saturday December 15, 2018. What can you expect at the Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl? Ugly sweaters. Everywhere. Drinking delicious cocktails at the coolest bars in Bend in your ugly sweater. Competing against other Uglies in the Ugliest Sweater Contest. It all begins with a pre-registry party at Bend Brewing Company at 4:00pm. You can stand by the fire and enjoy music from a local DJ from 4pm-5pm, then from 6pm-8pm the pub crawl begins (use your free drink tickets!!) The pub crawl will end at Silver Moon Brewing with the Ugliest Sweater Contest beginning at 8:00pm and the After party where everyone will get to dance on in your ugly sweater at Silver Moon.

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Dec
21
to Dec 23

A Swingin’ Tower Christmas

It wouldn’t be the holidays in Central Oregon without the annual “Swingin’ Tower Christmas Show”. Bring the entire family to this wonderful fun filled celebration of Santa with stories, songs and dances. Plus- there will be a 14 piece big band led by trumpeter, Jim Tenant. There will be 4 performances: 12/21 at 7:00pm, 12/22 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm and 12/23 at 3:00pm

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Dec
28
7:30 PM19:30

Storm Large Holiday Ordeal

The Tower Theater is excited to bring Storm Large back to Bend. Storm made her debut as guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally, and she was featured on their CD, Get Happy. Storm has also sung with Grammy winner k.d. lang, pianist Kirill Gerstein, punk rocker John Doe, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton. Don’t miss her “Holiday Ordeal” performance.

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Nov
11
to Nov 12

Free Meals for Veterans

“The Pine Tavern proudly rolls out the red carpet for veterans on Saturday, November 11 and 12 for Veterans Day with a complimentary meal as a small token of appreciation for their service. Reservations are recommended. As a vet himself, Bill McCormick has been committed to this tradition for over twenty years. As co-founder of McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants he was recognized in 2005 by The Department of Veterans Affairs and presented with the prestigious Secretary’s Award. “Serving a meal to the vets is an honor and enables us to reach out and give thanks to folks for their service to our country”, says Bill. Bill and Gail McCormick, Pine Tavern Management and staff look forward to opening their doors with a warm welcome to local Veterans on November 11th and 12th.”

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Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Mining Day

Ah... the thrill of finding gold! It’s Mining Day at the Museum. Stake a claim, pan for gold and have your earnings authenticated in the museum’s indoor placer mine and boomtown. This event happens between 11am and 3pm at The High Desert Museum. Cost is museum admission plus $2 per “miner.”

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Nov
9
to Nov 10

SLEDFILM 19

Polaris invites you to SLEDFILM 19 – two nights of stunning backcountry snowmobile films at the Tower Theater. This ever popular event features pro riders, industry leaders, an awards show and almost $30,000 worth of giveaways. Win riding gear, lodge stays, rides, services and more.. Hang out with people who have a passion for this sport. There will be a different show each night. This event is brought to you by Polaris and hundreds of other partners. This is an all ages show. Seating is limited and SLEDFILM tickets sell out fast. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance.

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Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Presenting world-class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, and jubilant Nesting Dolls – Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages. “Kids wide-eyed with delight!” says the New York Times. Experience the Dove of Peace Tour, spreading goodwill in over 100 cities across North America. Get seats now for the whole family and make memories for a lifetime at Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!

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Nov
3
8:00 AM08:00

Happy Girls Run

  • Downtown Sisters and Peterson Ridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Trail run lovers rejoice! The Sisters Happy Girl Run is an absolute must! A shuttle will take you to the top of Peterson Ridge. The half marathon route will follow the Peterson Ridge trail system which gently rolls downhill among beautiful unspoiled Ponderosa pine forest. If you are not quite ready for a half, have fun with the 5k which goes through the amazing western themed town of Sisters. The finish line includes a gourmet cocktail, great food and music. Half marathon finishers receive a cool tee and commemorative belt buckle. 5K finishers receive race socks and cool swag.

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Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

Wild Desert Calendar Celebration

Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) invites you to celebrate the release of their 2019 Wild Desert Calendar at the Deschutes Brewery Public House. Come meet the photographers featured in the 2019 calendar and enjoy a First Friday filled with food, drink, and photographs from local artists and community members. Images will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to all.

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Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

The Tower Theater invites you to The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular, presenting the original music of Pink Floyd like you’ve never seen before. Experience all of your favorite hits along with deep tracks accompanied by the iconic psychedelic images and visuals that are the band’s hallmark. Driven by cutting-edge effects, full-color lasers, Hi-Def multi-screen video projection, concert quality sound and lighting effects, audiences are surrounded in an array of visual displays, choreographed to the original Pink Floyd master recordings. The perfect show for classic rock fans young and old, The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular combines the music you’ve loved for years with today’s most advanced entertainment technology to create a rich, lush, sensory experience not to be missed!

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Oct
31
6:00 PM18:00

Haunted Illusions & Halloween Party

Families will thrill, laugh and possibly vanish from sight at a magic spectacular like no other. What better way to celebrate Halloween than with an incredible night of magic – at the Halloween spectacular Haunted Illusions! There will be tons of tricks and more than a few treats. You and your entire family will be captivated with dazzling spells, uproarious comedy and audience participation that gets all the ghosts, ghouls, and goblins into the act!

David Caserta is one of the top touring illusionists in the country. As seen on NBC’s, America’s Got Talent, David invents and performs many original illusions that you will not see anywhere else. Incredible state of the art lighting featuring over 16 moving lights, themed music soundtrack, pyro smoke effects, and only the best and latest in illusion technology, this is a magic spectacular like nothing else on tour today!

 

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Oct
26
to Oct 27

Fall Mushroom Hunt With Wildcraft

Join Rachel Zoller for a weekend of mycology and mushroom hunting at Suttle Lodge.  This class will begin on Friday evening, with a lesson, conversation and communal dinner prepared by the chefs at Suttle Lodge.  Saturday will be spent in the forests surrounding the lodge, exploring, harvesting and learning together. The Workshop is open to first-time foragers as well as more experienced mushroom enthusiasts.  Call Suttle Lodge directly for info about the meals and workshop.

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Oct
19
to Oct 20

BendBroadband’s Jazz at the Oxford: Lee Ritenour

BendBroadband’s enormously popular “Jazz at the Oxford” series returns for its 9th year.  This event brings talented musicians to Bend’s first and only luxury boutique hotel – The Oxford, right in the heart of downtown Bend.  The first event in this series will feature Lee Ritenour with three performances October 19-20. “Lee Ritenour’s diverse music became the foundation of over 3,000 sessions as a young guitarist with a broad spectrum of artists including Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, B.B. King, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and Simon & Garfunkel. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and the Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, Lee’s 40 year storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration, Harlequin, with Dave Grusin, 17 Grammy nominations, numerous #1 spots on guitar polls and the prestigious “Alumnus of the Year” award from USC.”

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Oct
12
to Oct 13

Historical Haunts of Downtown Bend Tour

  • Deschutes Historical Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join this tour if you dare !  Historical Haunts of Downtown Bend is returning October 12th & 13th.  Deschutes Historical Museum will conduct 12 one-hour tours each night between 4pm and 7:30.  This is family fun at its best ! Bring a flashlight, comfortable walking shoes and your nerve as the tour guides lead you through the streets of downtown Bend sharing stories from Bend’s past, with a “pinch of the paranormal” thrown in.  Museum admission is included with your tour price.

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Oct
11
to Oct 14

BendFilm Festival 2018

BendFilm celebrates 15 years of bringing independent film to Bend.  For 4 days in October, Bend will be transformed into a small town fascinated by film.  Enjoy the work of the most talented independent filmmakers at sites all over Bend. This event takes place in downtown theaters, lecture sites, music rooms and party venues.  Check out the BendFilm website for event information and passes.

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Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

Harvest Fest

Bring the kids to the museum to experience “harvesting”.  The Miller family has been tending to their garden all summer and needs your help to prepare for winter.  Dig and clean potatoes to store in the root cellar, press fresh apples into cider and even pickle some eggs.  Help make sure the Millers are stocked with the necessities for the changing seasons. Harvest Fest is free with museum admission.

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Oct
5
3:30 PM15:30

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Come see where epic adventure and environmental advocacy meet at the Oregon Natural Desert Association’s annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Join us for an evening of short films showcasing our earth’s natural wonders, feats of courage and athleticism, and the amazing stories of activists working to protect our environment. Catch one of two screenings at either 3:30 or 7:00 pm. Come for the films, stay for the raffle with amazing prizes from Patagonia and more! All proceeds benefit the Oregon Natural Desert Association’s efforts to protect, defend, and restore Oregon’s high desert.

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Oct
5
to Oct 7

Bend Fall Festival

The Bend Fall Festival is a family-friendly event to remember.  This beloved Bend tradition has something for everyone! Pumpkin painting, gourmet food and wine, the Harvest Market, Family Fun Street, live music and more!  You can enjoy three days of rock, jam, Americana music. Shop for seasonal local produce and handcrafted food products. Stroll through over 100 vendors offering handmade and artisan creations.  “The Souk” is a unique market featuring items from all over the world. Fantastic food carts will be joined by beer, craft cocktail or seasonal cider vendors. Plus, there will be an entire street of Gourmet Food & Wine.  Another street will be dedicated to family fun with pumpkin painting, jump houses, Children’s Museum and more… Celebrate the Harvest at the Bend Fall Festival.

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Oct
5
to Oct 7

LARK Run Bend

The First Annual Lark Run Bend – Day Stage Trail Running Event  Join us for 3 days of thrilling trail runs, amazing food, music, movies, and guest speakers, surrounded by friends new and old. Stay at the newly renovated LOGE Entrada and enjoy all that Bend has to offer. The overall distance covered will be approximately 50K, spread over 3 days. Course specifics will be released the night before each run – a surprise course format.

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Oct
2
to Oct 3

New Chinese Acrobats

Don’t miss this visually stunning and breathtaking performance at The Tower Theater.  The New Chinese Acrobats represent the next step in the evolution of acrobatic companies from the East. Mixing new techniques and acts with ancient traditions, The New Chinese Acrobats present the opportunity to view the best of China’s ancient folk art, mixed with the style and virtuosity of today’s generation. With performers selected from across China for their high-level acrobatic skills and innovative staging, the show includes award-winning acts from prestigious circus festivals such as Monte Carlo Circus Festival and World Circus Festival of Paris.

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Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

The Head and The Heart

In 2014, exhausted after four years of non-stop touring, the six members of the Head And The Heart pointed their individual compasses to new cities, new relationships and new adventures. After a prolonged layoff, the band regrouped during the summer of 2016 in Stinson Beach, California, to start writing together again. “It almost felt like we were a new band, trying things we hadn’t tried,” bassist Chris Zasche recalls. “We stayed at a bungalow on the beach. We’d wake up, have coffee and go boogie boarding. We were ready and excited to be back together.” That renewed sense of purpose can be felt throughout “Signs Of Light,” the group’s first release for Warner Bros. Records. Recorded in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Cage The Elephant), “Signs Of Light” crackles with the upbeat, sing-a-long energy of the Head And The Heart’s finest work. Throughout, the colors are brighter, the electric guitars are louder and the musical touchstones more universal. The propulsive, smile-inducing ode to Los Angeles “City Of Angels” and the head-nodding “Rhythm & Blues” nod to classic Fleetwood Mac, while the organ-flecked “Dreamer” is a timeless-sounding ballad that could have been beamed straight out of an old jukebox.

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Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Walk to End Alzheimer's Central Oregon

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! Start a team. Join a team. Donate.

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Sep
9
5:00 PM17:00

Farm to Fork Dinner and Fundraiser

Have you always wanted to go to a sunset dinner at Mt. Bachelor during the summer? Or maybe you’ve been and can’t wait to see that view again. Here’s your chance! Tickets are available for the third annual Farm to Fork Dinner and Fundraiser now at My. Bachelor. Join Aperion Management Group and Heart of Oregon Corps at Mt. Bachelor’s iconic Pine Marten Lodge on Sunday, September 9th from early evening through sunset while enjoying farm fresh gourmet food prepared by an incredible local chef, live music, wine, and beautiful views. Your ticket includes: lift ride to and from Pine Marten Lodge, Deschutes Brewery Beer, Humm Kambucha, & Va Piano Wine, Appetizers, Dinner, and Dessert sourced from Local Farms.

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Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

Great Drake Park Duck Race

Since 1989, the Great Drake Park Duck Race has donated over $1,700,000 to Central Oregon charities. A special presentation will be made to the 2017 Duck Race Beneficiaries: Younity, The Bethlehem Inn, MountainStar Family Relief Nursery, The Center Foundation, Grandma’s House, The Community Shower Truck, and DAWNS House The 2018 charities will be announced as well as race and prize details for this summer. This year’s Duck Race is scheduled for Sunday, September 9th starting at 11am at Drake Park with the support of our title sponsors “Credit Unions Working Together”: Mid Oregon Credit Union, First Community Credit Union, OnPoint Community Credit Union, SELCO Community Credit Union, and Oregonians Credit Union. The Kid’s Duck Race will commence at noon presented by Western Title & Escrow, Hutch’s Bicycles, and Bend Parks and Recreation followed by the main race at 1:30pm. Festivities will include live music, food, bounce houses, family activities, prizes and more. Duck Race tickets are on sale now featuring over $29,400 in amazing local prizes – including a $20,000 auto voucher toward the vehicle of the winner’s choice at any Robberson Ford location.

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Sep
5
to Sep 8

In a Landscape: Classical Music in the Wild

Classical Music in the Wild is an outdoor concert series in stunning landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. We bring a 9-foot Steinway grand piano to the middle of forests, fields, calderas and historical sites for classical music concerts. To meet the acoustical challenges of performing in the wild, music is transmitted to the concert-goers via wireless headphones. No longer confined to seats, they can explore the landscape, wander through secret glens, lie in sunny meadows, and roam old growth forests. Sponsored by the Central Oregon Visitors Association, in partnership with Sunriver Music Festival and the Oregon State Parks and Recreation, Hunter Noack will perform live on a nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano among the spectacular volcanic cliffs and deep river canyons of Smith Rock State Park. Located in central Oregon’s high desert, Smith Rock State Park offers exceptional rock climbing, hiking, and mountain biking experiences.

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Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Music on the Green - Hokulea Dancers

Redmond’s very own traditional Hawaiian Dancers are back and are always a crowd favorite!

This high energy troop will showcase traditional Hawaiian Island dance and drumming. Lead

by Hawaiian Natives Novelen and Joey Tavita, they bring a true taste of the Islands with

many generations of their family and friends. Come join us as we say Aloha to summer in the

true Hawaiian style.

 

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Sep
1
to Sep 29

Central Oregon Saturday Market

The Central Oregon Saturday Market is the largest gathering of local artists East of the Cascades since 1974. Open summer Saturdays in Downtown Bend across from the Public Library from 10 AM to 4 PM. We are a free outdoor event with a diverse variety of unique, creative artistry and craftsmanship with food, entertainment and local nonprofit awareness. “Where the Seller is the Maker.”

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Aug
24
to Aug 26

Volcanic Bike & Brew

  • Mt Bachelor West Village (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Back for the fourth straight summer, Mt Bachelor presents the Volcanic Bike & Brew Festival! This year, Race Cascadia will host the Mt. Bachelor Volcanic Enduro Race, where athletes will test their biking skills on some of the toughest terrain Mt Bachelor has to offer. This race will serve as a bonus for the Cascadia Dirt Cup and can be used toward CDC series points. Numerous vendors will bring great beer and food, gear to demo, this year’s products for all to enjoy. It’s a great weekend for locals and visiting mountain bike enthusiasts to get away for a weekend! Come out for free bike demos, live music, and vendors, all located in the West Village Base Area. Visit the Beer Garden for brews, your favorite BBQ foods and the best view of the Skills Park all weekend long.

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Aug
17
7:30 PM19:30

Bat Walk

The High Desert Museum brings you another unique Central Oregon experience. Join them on an exciting evening expedition in search of bats on the Museum grounds using echolocator equipment.  Bring weather-appropriate clothing and a flashlight or headlamp. Members $5, non-members $10. Registration and prepayment required.

 

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Aug
17
to Aug 26

Mary Poppins

Thoroughly Modern Productions presents the enchanting musical “Mary Poppins” which will run for 6 nights at the Tower Theater. Get your tickets early! “One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is now a practically perfect musical! Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft.”

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