Feb. 15-17 — BEND WINTERFEST: Winter carnival featuring rail jams, races, a children's area, live music, a fire pit competition, ice and snow sculptures and more; a portion of proceeds benefits Saving Grace; $5-$6 for WinterFest button in advance, $8 at the gate, free for Mt. Bachelor season pass holders; 5-10 p.m. Feb. 15, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 16 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 17; Old Mill District, 661 S.W. Powerhouse Drive; 541-323-0964 or www.bendwinterfest.com.
Feb. 15-17, 21 — “WORKING": Opening night of the Thoroughly Modern Productions and Stage Right Productions musical depicting the working lives of everyday people, with a champagne reception; $21, $18 students and seniors; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-16, 21 and 3 p.m. Feb. 17; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.
Feb. 15-16 — “THE LAST PIRATE OF THE CARIBBEAN": Children's Theater Company presents a murder mystery dinner theater; registration requested; $15; 6:30-9 p.m.; The Bridge Church of the Nazarene, 2398 W. Antler Ave., Redmond; 541-460-3024 or www.childrenstheatercompany.net.
Feb. 15 — PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT: The cello collective plays the Sisters Folk Festival's Winter Concert Series, with Adam Shearer; $15, $20 at the door; 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.; Sisters High School, 1700 W. McKinney Butte Road; 541-549-4979 or www.sistersfolkfestival.org.
Feb. 15 — “My Beautiful Laundrette": A screening of the R-rated 1985 film; free; 7:30 p.m.; Jefferson County Library, Rodriguez Annex, 134 S.E. E St., Madras; 541-475-3351 or www.jcld.org.
Feb. 15 — ARCHAEOLOGYFEST FILM SERIES: A screening of the best films from the 2011 The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival, including “Ramesses the Second: The Great Journey"; $6; 7:30 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Boyle Education Center, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-345-5538 or www.archaeologychannel.org.
Feb. 15 — SONATAS FOR PLUCKED STRINGS: Lute virtuosos John Schneiderman and Hideki Yamaya present a program of 18th-century duets, presented by Musica Maestrale; $12, $10 students and seniors; 7:30 p.m.; Cascade School of Music, 200 N.W. Pacific Park Lane, Bend; 541-213-3144 or www.musicamaestrale.com.
Feb. 15 — TONY SMILEY: The one-man rock band performs, with Keez, Mosley Wotta and Prajekt; $5; 9 p.m.; Liquid Lounge, 70 N.W. Newport Ave., Bend; 541-389-6999 or www.silvermoonbrewing.com.
Feb. 16 — “THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: RIGOLETTO": Starring Diana Damrau, Oksana Volkova and Piotr Beczala in a presentation of Verdi's masterpiece; opera performance transmitted live in high definition; $24, $22 seniors, $18 children; 9:55 a.m.; Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, 680 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-382-6347.
Feb. 16 — RUN FOR CHOCOLATE: A 5K run/walk with chocolate aid stations; proceeds benefit the La Pine High School Athletic Department; free for spectators; 10 a.m.; Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Drive; www.sunriver-resort.com/chocolate.
Feb. 16 — SPIRIT OF THE WEST DAY: Meet high desert pioneers, hear their stories and participate in their activities; included in the price of admission; $12 adults, $10 ages 65 and older, $7 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
Feb. 16 — ZWICKELMANIA: Tour 11 local participating breweries, speak with brewers and sample beer; shuttle service available for some breweries; free; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; http://oregonbeer.org/zwickelmania.
Feb. 16 — MCMANUS IN LOVE: A one-man show about romance and dating starring Tim Behrens, written by humorist Patrick F. McManus; $30-$40 plus fees; 3:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
Feb. 16 — VFW DINNER: A dinner of roast beef; $8.50; 5 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1503 N.E. Fourth St., Bend; 541-389-0775.
Feb. 16 — MACHETASO PROFANO: The Portland-based metal band performs, with Hive Tyrant and more; $5; 7 p.m.; Domino Room, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-788-2989.
Feb. 16 — ARCHAEOLOGYFEST FILM SERIES: A screening of the best films from the 2011 The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival, including “The Hobbit Enigma"; $6; 7:30 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Boyle Education Center, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-345-5538 or www.archaeologychannel.org.
Feb. 16 — TONY HOLIDAY & THE VELVETONES: The North Carolina-based blues act performs, with Satori Bob; $5; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; 541-728-0879 or www.reverbnation.com/venue/thehornedhand.
Feb. 19 — “PUBLISHING YOUR WORK ON THE INTERNET": Bend Genealogical Society presents a program by George Larson; free; 10 a.m.; First Presbyterian Church, 230 N.E. Ninth St., Bend; 541-317-9553 or www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs.
Feb. 19 — THE LIBRARY BOOK CLUB: Read and discuss “Will in the World" by Stephen Greenblatt; free; noon; East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road; 541-330-3764 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
Feb. 19 — SCIENCE PUB: Learn about new research at Oregon State University-Cascade Campus, titled “Alternative Transportation fuels: What About Natural Gas?"; registration requested; free; 5:30 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www.mcmenamins.com.
Feb. 20 — LUNCH AND LECTURE: Learn about Northern spotted owls in Oregon, bring a sack lunch; included in the price of admission; $12 adults, $10 ages 65 and older, $7 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; noon-1 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
Feb. 20 — CHEW ON THIS: FOOD FACTS AND CONSIDERATIONS: A presentation by health and human performance professor Owen Murphy covering various aspects of food production and consumption; free; 4-5 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Hitchcock Auditorium, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7786 or http://www.cocc.edu/.
Feb. 20 — ARUN GANDHI PRESENTATION: The grandson of Mohandas Gandhi presents, “Nonviolence and Social Justice: Lessons I Learned from my Grandfather"; followed by a private reception; free, $25 reception; 6:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Wille Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7257 or www.cocc.edu.
Feb. 20 — DEAD WINTER CARPENTERS: The California-based roots-rock band performs; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www.mcmenamins.com.
Feb. 20 — OTT & THE ALL-SEEING I: The dubstep act performs, with Kilowatts and G.A.M.M.A; $10 plus fees in advance, $13 at the door; 8 p.m.; Midtown Ballroom, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-788-2989 or www.slipmatscience.com.
Feb. 21 — THE LIBRARY BOOK CLUB: Read and discuss “The Swerve" by Stephen Greenblatt; free; noon; La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St.; 541-312-1090 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
Feb. 21 — KNOW CLUE: CENTRAL OREGON CSI: Learn how real-life crime scene investigation is done with Bend police officer Canyon Davis; free; 3 p.m.; Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-312-1034 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
Feb. 21 — KNOW CLUE: HITCHCOCK — ANXIETY, SEX AND PEEPING TOMS: A screening of the 1953 unrated Alfred Hitchcock film, “I Confess," followed by a discussion; free; 5:30 p.m.; Tin Pan Theater, 869 N.W. Tin Pan Alley, Bend; 541-241-2271 or email@example.com.
Feb. 21 — PLATEAU INDIAN ARTS PRESENTATION: Rebecca Dobkins, an anthropology professor, explores the “Vibrant Traditions in Plateau Arts" and the relationship between traditional and contemporary artistry; free; 6 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
Feb. 21 — “THE BROTHERS GRIMM SPECTACULATHON" AND “GOLIDLOCKS ON TRIAL": The Summit High School drama department presents two back-to-back plays that put a modern spin on classic fairy tales; $5; 7 p.m.; Summit High School, 2855 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-322-3300.
Feb. 21 — THE 44S: The Los Angeles-based blues band performs, with Shade 13; $5; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; 541-728-0879 or www.reverbnation.com/venue/thehornedhand.
Feb. 22-23 — TELLURIDE MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR: Screening of films that celebrate mountain people, culture and conservation; proceeds benefit The Environmental Center; $17.50 plus fees in advance, $20 day of show, $30 in advance for both nights; 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
Feb. 22-24, 28 — “WORKING": Thoroughly Modern Productions and Stage Right Productions present the musical depicting the working lives of everyday people; $21, $18 students and seniors; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-23, 28 and 3 p.m. Feb. 24; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.
Feb. 22-23 — JAZZ AT THE OXFORD: Featuring a performance by the Mel Brown Septet; $35 plus fees in advance; 8 p.m. Feb. 22-23 and 5 p.m. Feb. 23; The Oxford Hotel, 10 N.W. Minnesota Ave., Bend; 541-382-8436 or www.jazzattheoxford.com.
Feb. 23-25 — CENTRAL OREGON SYMPHONY WINTER CONCERT: The Central Oregon Symphony performs a winter concert, under the direction of Michael Gesme; featuring Kate Hamilton; free but a ticket is required; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, 25 and 2 p.m. Feb. 24; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St.; 541-317-3941, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.cosymphony.com.
Feb. 22 — TERRIBLE BUTTONS: The Spokane-based folk act performs; $5; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; 541-728-0879 or www.reverbnation.com/venue/thehornedhand.
Feb. 23 — FREE FAMILY SATURDAY: The museum offers complimentary admission for the whole family; overflow parking and shuttle service available at Morning Star Christian School; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754.
Feb. 23 — JAMIE LAVAL: The North Carolina-based Celtic violinist performs; $16, $8 students; 7:30 p.m.; The Old Stone, 157 N.W. Franklin Ave., Bend; www.brownpapertickets.com.
Feb. 23 — MONOPHONICS: The San Francisco-based funk-rock band performs, with the Quick & Easy Boys; $8 in advance, $12 at the door; 8:30 p.m.; Liquid Lounge, 70 N.W. Newport Ave., Bend; 541-389-6999 or www.p44p.biz.
Feb. 24 — REDMOND COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION PERFORMANCE: Eugene Ballet performs contemporary dance to the music of The Beatles; $50 season ticket, $20 students, $105 family ticket; 2 and 6:30 p.m.; Ridgeview High School, 4555 S.W. Elkhorn Ave.; 541-350-7222, email@example.com or www.redmondcca.org.
Feb. 24 — PENNYWISE: The California-based alternative band performs, with Lagwagon; $21 plus fees; 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.; Midtown Ballroom, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-788-2989 or www.bendticket.com.