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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
“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.”
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.”
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Held at the DD Ranch in Terrebonne, OR, this 3+mile multi-obstacle course will challenge participants in strength, agility and mental fitness. A great opportunity for kids, individuals and teams! The course will be an exciting, challenging and memorable experience for all.
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.
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.
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.