March 8-10 — CENTRAL OREGON SPORTSMEN'S SHOW: Featuring vendors and a variety of resources for outdoor recreation, with a head and horns competition, a kids trout pond, cooking demonstrations and more; $10, $5 ages 6-16, free ages 5 and younger, $15 for a two-day pass; noon-8 p.m. March 8, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 9 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 10; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 503-246-8291 or www.thesportshows.com.
March 8-9, 14 — “OKLAHOMA!": The Mountain View High School music and drama departments present the story of two cowboys in 20th Century Oklahoma Territory seeking the hearts of the women they love; $8, $6 MVHS students, seniors and children ages 6 and younger; 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:45 p.m.; Mountain View High School, 2755 N.E. 27th St., Bend; 541-383-6360 or www.bend.k12.or.us/mvhs.
March 8-10, 13-14 — “THE SHADOW BOX": Cascades Theatrical Company presents the drama about the lives of three terminally ill people; $24, $18 seniors, $12 students; 7:30 p.m. March 8-9, 13-14 and 2 p.m. March 10; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803 or www.cascadestheatrical.org.
March 8 — TRIVIA BEE: The Education Foundation for the Bend-La Pine Schools holds a trivia competition between three-person teams; with hors d'oeuvres; ages 21 and older only; proceeds benefit the foundation; $21 plus fees; 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
March 8 — “PARANORMAN": A screening of the PG-rated 2012 film; free; 7:30 p.m.; Jefferson County Library, Rodriguez Annex, 134 S.E. E St., Madras; 541-475-3351 or www.jcld.org.
March 9 — GRIN AND BEAR IT RUN: 5K, 10K and 1-mile run/walks to benefit Healthy Beginnings; races begin and end at the amphitheater; costs vary, see website for details; free for spectators; 10 a.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-383-6357 or www.myhb.org.
March 9 — WRITE NOW!: Brainstorm, play word games and more in a casual setting, to help creative writing; free; 1 p.m.; Sunriver Area Public Library, 56855 Venture Lane; 541-312-1081 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
March 9 — PINTS FOR POLIO: Taste beers and take home a pint glass; registration requested; proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Greater Bend and the End Polio Now campaign; $25; 2-6 p.m.; downtown Bend; 541-383-8180 or www.pintsforpolio.org.
March 9 — BOOTS AND BLING AUCTION: A silent and live auction, a raffle, games and mechanical bull rides; proceeds benefit Tumalo Community School; free admission; 4-9 p.m.; Tumalo Community School, 19835 Second St.; 541-420-2588 or www.tumaloptc.com.
March 9 — A NIGHT IN THE CASCADES: Featuring a meal and live and silent auctions; proceeds benefit the Cascades Academy of Central Oregon; $85; 5:30-10 p.m.; The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center, 3075 N. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-0699.
March 9 — CENTRAL OREGON'S GOT TALENT: A talent show contest with local participants; proceeds benefit special recreation programs; $12, $8 ages 12 and younger, plus fees; 6 p.m., doors open 5 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
March 9 — ST. PATRICK'S CELEBRATION FUNDRAISER: Featuring dinner and a silent auction, with emcee Bob Shaw and live music by the Moon Mountain Ramblers and Wild Rye; proceeds benefit Central Oregon Veterans Outreach; $50; 6 p.m.; Bend's Community Center, 1036 N.E. Fifth St.; 541-383-2793 or www.covo-us.org.
March 9 — STRYDER DOESCHER FUNDRAISER: A dinner, dance and silent and live auctions to raise funds to help Stryder Doescher, a young boy with medical challenges, obtain a 4 Paws for Ability service dog; reservations requested; $10; 6 p.m.; Elks Lodge, 151 N. Main St., Prineville; 541-447-7088.
March 10 — OREGON OLD TIME FIDDLERS: Fiddle music and dancing; donations accepted; 1-3:30 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-647-4789.
March 10 — CASCADE WINDS SYMPHONIC BAND: The band performs under the direction of Michael Gesme; free; 2 p.m.; Summit High School, 2855 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; www.cascadewinds.org.
March 10 — SECOND SUNDAY: Actor Alastair Morley Jacques performs Shakespeare's sonnets; free; 2 p.m.; Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-312-1034 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
March 10 — LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO: A three-time Grammy-winning South African group performs; $32-$50 plus fees; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
March 12 — EVENING WITH THE AUTHOR: Author Rick Yancey will speak about his writing and getting published; registration recommended; free; 6:30 p.m.; Downtown Bend Public Library, Brooks Room, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-617-7040.
March 12 — DOWN NORTH: The Seattle-based funk act performs; free; 7 p.m.; GoodLife Brewing Co., 70 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; 541-728-0749.
March 12 — ESTERLYN: The Idaho-based gospel act performs; donations accepted; 7 p.m.; The Sound Garden, 1279 N.E. Second St., Bend; 541-633-6804 or www.thesoundgardenstudio.com.
March 13 — CODY BEEBE & THE CROOKS: The Seattle-based roots-rock group performs; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www.mcmenamins.com.
March 13 — PALEYFEST: “THE BIG BANG THEORY": A live broadcast of a Q&A with stars and producers from the television comedy, “The Big Bang Theory"; $15 plus fees in advance; 7 p.m.; Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, 680 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-382-6347 or www.fathomevents.com.
March 13 — KORY QUINN & THE COMRADES: The Portland-based Americana band performs, with Left Coast Country; $5; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; 541-728-0879 or www.facebook.com/thehornedhand.
March 14 — THE LIBRARY BOOK CLUB: Read and discuss “Stitches" by David Small; free; noon; Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-617-7084 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
March 14 — THE LIBRARY BOOK CLUB: Read and discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
March 14 — HISTORY PUB: Local rock climber and author Alan Watts presents an illustrated talk on the history of rock climbing at Smith Rock State Park; hosted by the Jefferson County Historical Society; free; 5-7 p.m.; Great Earth Natural Foods, 46 S.W. D St., Madras; 541-475-1813.
March 14 — WONDER WOMEN: THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES: BendFilm presents the 2012 festival winner for best documentary, followed by a Skype Q&A with director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan; $12 plus fees; 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
March 14 — TODD CLOUSER & A LOVE ELECTRIC: The rock act performs; $5; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; 541-728-0879 or www.facebook.com/thehornedhand.
March 15-17, 20-21 — “THE SHADOW BOX": Cascades Theatrical Company presents the drama about the lives of three terminally ill people; $24, $18 seniors, $12 students; 2 p.m. March 17 and 7:30 p.m. March 15-16, 20-21; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803 or www.cascadestheatrical.org.
March 15-17, 21 — “THE KING OF NAPA VALLEY": Thoroughly Modern Productions and James Lee present the play about the world of California winemaking and the families involved; $18, $15 students and seniors; 3 p.m. March 17 and 7:30 p.m. March 15-16, 21; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.
March 15-16 — JAZZ AT THE OXFORD: Featuring a performance by Tom Scott and California Express; $49 plus fees in advance; 5 p.m. March 16 and 8 p.m. March 15-16; The Oxford Hotel, 10 N.W. Minnesota Ave., Bend; 541-382-8436 or www.jazzattheoxford.com.
March 15-16 — “OKLAHOMA!": The Mountain View High School music and drama departments present the story of two cowboys in 20th Century Oklahoma Territory seeking the hearts of the women they love; $8, $6 MVHS students, seniors and children ages 6 and younger; 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:45 p.m.; Mountain View High School, 2755 N.E. 27th St., Bend; 541-383-6360 or www.bend.k12.or.us/mvhs.
March 16 — HIGH DESERT WILD GAMES: Featuring casino games, raffles, a silent auction, food and drinks; reservations recommended; proceeds benefit Full Access; $50; 6-10 p.m.; Aspen Hall, 18920 N.W. Shevlin Park Road, Bend; 541-749-2158 or www.fullaccess.org.
March 17 — ST. PATRICK'S DAY DASH: Race 5K from the pub through downtown Bend and area parks, with an after party adjacent to the pub; contests for costumes and best wearing of green; registration required; proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon; $15-$40; 10:05 a.m.; Deschutes Brewery & Public House, 1044 N.W. Bond St., Bend; www.bendstpatsdash.com.
March 17 — BEAUSOLEIL: A Cajun-zydeco act performs, with Michael Doucet; $19 plus fees; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
March 20 — TOM RUSSELL: The folk-rock artist artist plays Sisters Folk Festival's Winter Concert Series; 15 or $10 students plus fees in advance, $20 or $10 students 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.
March 21 — LOW HUMS: The Seattle-based rock act performs, with Gabe Mintz; $5; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; 541-728-0879 or www.facebook.com/thehornedhand.