Six years of Metalfest in Bend

Event unites underground bands from Northwest, beyond

Change is inevitable, especially in the music world, and especially in Bend, where the population … Read more

See nature differently by journaling

Sketching, notes may increase outdoor enjoyment

Many people live in or visit Bend because of the abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. As … Read more

Restaurant review: Toomie’s Thai Cuisine

After 23 years in business, restaurant is still going strong

When I last reviewed Toomie’s Thai Cuisine seven years ago, I deemed the restaurant overpriced, … Read more

Anatomy of a Song: Kylan Johnson, ‘Biding Time’

Artist: Kylan Johnson Featured song: “Biding Time” Upcoming shows: • 6 p.m. June 1 at Astro … Read more

Q&A with comedian Will Durst

Political satirist returns in KPOV fundraiser

Who: In addition to being a nationally acclaimed comedian known for his ability to mine … Read more

‘Deadpool 2’

Wicked, dark fun from start to finish

The most impressive superpower in “Deadpool 2” is the movie’s ability to be deeply cynical … Read more

High Desert Music Conference launches at Astro

Panelists include Chino Moreno, Jeshua Marshall, more

Musician and concert promoter John Davis — owner of Red Light Productions, which regularly hosts … Read more

Dirty Revival gets groove on at Belfry

Portland band celebrates five years with new music

Portland soul/rock/hip-hop hybrid Dirty Revival celebrates five years as a band this month. It marked … Read more

‘13’ at the Tower

Two shows only of the coming-of-age musical

‘13’ at the Tower — Thoroughly Modern Productions’ T3 Teen Theatre Program presents the musical … Read more

Sisters Folk Fest starts capital campaign

Nonprofit aims to buy Sisters Art Works building

Sisters Folk Festival announcements — At its May 12 My Own Two Hands fundraising dinner … Read more

Waterston Desert Writing Prize winner announced

Patrick Mondaca wins desert literature award founded in Central Oregon

Patrick Mondaca of Montclair, New Jersey, has won the 2018 Waterston Desert Writing Prize that … Read more

Small bites

Tavern, vegetarian eats in Bend’s Box Factory

Box Factory openings — The River Pig Saloon opened May 16 on the north side … Read more

Upcoming concerts

May 17 — The Last Revel (folk/Americana), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, mcmenamins.com. May … Read more

The Last Revel returns to Bend

Trio plays McMenamins Old St. Francis School before lineup reshuffle

Another Central Oregon frequent flier, Minneapolis acoustic trio The Last Revel, returns to Bend to … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 5/17 Lindy Gravelle: The singer and pianist performs; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; free; Brassie’s Bar at … Read more

Exhibits in Central Oregon art galleries this week

Art Adventure Gallery: Featuring artwork by Richard Macy and Edward Heath; through May; 185 SE … Read more

Featured Artist: Painter Len Babb

Who: Len Babb’s works will be on display from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday … Read more

This week’s cheap eats

Find deals on meals at restaurants throughout Central Oregon. … Read more

Happy hour specials

Drinks and nibbles that are easy on your wallet … Read more

On local screens the week of May 17-23

Synopses and short reviews of films showing now (or soon) on Central Oregon screens

Details of special screenings and mini-reviews of movies playing now (or soon) on Central Oregon … Read more

Movie times for the week of May 17-23

A full week of movie times for screens in Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Madras and Prineville. … Read more

‘RBG’

Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg a judicial “rock star?”

The notion of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the diminutive and soft-spoken Supreme Court justice, as a … Read more

Malek dazzles in trailer for Queen biopic

He will, he will rock you. In 20th Century Fox’s first teaser trailer for “Bohemian … Read more

Pole Pedal Paddle returns to Bend

Race schedules, course maps, past winners and more for the PPP

Costume-clad family teams and speedy solo athletes are gearing up for Central Oregon’s largest multisport … Read more

The return of Twilight Summer Ale

Deschutes revives its popular seasonal beer, with a new twist

Two years ago, in one of my first beer columns for GO! Magazine, I wrote … Read more

Restaurant review: Depot Café

Sisters restaurant focuses on locally sourced ingredients

Pam Wavrin believes in the “Great Grandma Standard.” The co-owner of Sisters’ Depot Café (with … Read more

Recommended reading from Deschutes Public Library

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “Terrific Tongues!” by Maria Gianferrari, illustrated by Jia Liu What type of tongue … Read more

Review: Bony Chanterelle delivers angular rock on debut

Bend trio plays album release show at Spoken Moto

Bend roots-punk trio Bony Chanterelle has been scrapping around the Pacific Northwest and beyond for … Read more

Q&A with pianist Steven Vanhauwaert

4handsLA plays High Desert Chamber Music Series May 18

Who: Pianist Steven Vanhauwaert is one half of the piano duo ­4handsLA. Vanhauwaert and 4HandsLA … Read more

Lee Rocker stray cat struts to the Tower

Rockabilly bassist brings multimedia show to Bend

Lee Rocker was 17 when he and his childhood friends in The Stray Cats decided … Read more

‘Times Like These’ brings The Lique back to Bend

Las Vegas band blends hip-hop, jazz at Volcanic

It was practically a given that The Lique would come back to Bend sooner rather … Read more

Opening the Circle of Willis at 2nd Street Theater

Bend quartet to play multimedia show with Gen17

If you’re up on your human anatomy, you can guess that Bend-based band Circle of … Read more

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