Planning ahead

Published Mar 29, 2013 at 05:00AM

April 5-11

April 5 — FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK: Event includes art exhibit openings, artist talks, live music, wine and food in downtown Bend and the Old Mill District; free; 5-9 p.m.; throughout Bend.

April 5 — BLUE RIBBON CAMPAIGN KICKOFF: Kick off the child-abuse prevention campaign, with food, speakers and award presentations; free; 5:15 p.m.; Boys & Girls Club of Bend, 500 N.W. Wall St.; 541-383-5958 or www.kidscenter.org.

April 5 — AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Aaron Nicholson talks about his book, “The State of Determination,” with a slide show; $5; 6 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 252 W. Hood Ave., Sisters; 541-549-0866.

April 5 — “PLAY AGAIN”: A screening of the 2010 documentary film that investigates the consequences of a childhood removed from nature, followed by a Q&A with producer Meg Merrill; proceeds benefit the Deschutes Children’s Forest; $5-$10 suggested donation; 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.; The Old Stone, 157 N.W. Franklin Ave., Bend; 541-383-5592 or www.deschuteschildrensforest.org.

April 5 — “ARGO”: A screening of the R-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.

April 5 — DELANeY & PARIS: The Portland-based folk-comedy act performs, with Derde Verde; $5; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; 541-728-0879 or www.facebook.com/thehornedhand.

April 6 — URBAN AGRICULTURE IN CENTRAL OREGON: Learn about the rewards and challenges of urban food production in the area; includes lunch; $25-$30, $15-$20 students; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; OSU-Cascades Campus, Cascades Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-322-3100 or www.centraloregonfoodpolicy.org.

April 6 — VFW EASTER BUFFET: A breakfast buffet; $8.50; 8:30-11 a.m.; VFW Hall, 1503 N.E. Fourth St., Bend; 541-389-0775.

April 6 — CERN PRESENTATION: A lecture by astronomer Bill Logan about the European Organization for Nuclear Research and the Large Hadron Collider; free; 1 p.m.; Sunriver Area Public Library, 56855 Venture Lane; 541-312-1080.

April 6 — TEDX BEND: Featuring more than 10 people presenting local and international perspectives to inspire and spark conversations; SOLD OUT; 1 p.m., doors open at 12:30 p.m.; Summit High School, 2855 N.W. Clearwater Drive; www.tedxbend.com.

April 6 — AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Aaron Nicholson talks about his book, “The State of Determination,” with a slide show; $5; 6 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

April 6 — AVREY WALKER BENEFIT DINNER AND AUCTION: With live music by Matt Borden and Leif James; Texas Hold’em at noon; tickets available at Coyote Ranch and John Tuck Elementary; $45 in advance, $55 at the door; 6 p.m.; Coyote Ranch, 1368 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-548-7700.

April 6 — TRIAGE: The comedy improvisational troupe performs; $5; 7:30 p.m.; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803 or www.cascadestheatrical.org.

April 6 — THE MCCOY TYLER BAND: The California-based folk act performs, with Jack Dwyer and The Bad Liars; $5; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; 541-728-0879 or www.facebook.com/thehornedhand.

April 7 — NOTABLES SWING BAND: The big band plays swing music; $5; 2-4 p.m.; Bend Senior Center, 1600 S.E. Reed Market Road; 541-330-5728 or www.notablesswingband.com.

April 7 — PAPADOSIO: The North Carolina-based electro-rock band performs, with The Acorn Project; $10 plus fees in advance, $15 at the door; 8 p.m.; Domino Room, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-788-2989 or www.bendticket.com.

April 9 — BOOK DISCUSSION: Discuss “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey; part of “A Novel Idea .. Read Together”; free; 6 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 252 W. Hood Ave., Sisters; 541-549-0866 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

April 9 — TAARKA: The Colorado-based jazzy gypsy-folk band performs; free; 7 p.m.; GoodLife Brewing Co., 70 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; 541-728-0749 or www.goodlifebrewing.com.

April 10 — JEFF CROSBY & THE REFUGEES: The Americana band performs; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www.mcmenamins.com.

April 11 — “EXHIBITION: MANET — PORTRAYING LIFE”: A screening of the documentary showcasing the Edouard Manet art exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts in London; $12.50; 7:30 p.m.; Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, 680 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-382-6347 or www.fathomevents.com.

April 11 — MATT HOPPER & The Roman Candles: The Idaho pop-rock band performs, with Vandella; $5; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; 541-728-0879 or www.facebook.com/thehornedhand.

April 12-18

April 12-14, 18 — “CRAZY ABOUT ME”: Stage Right Productions and Susan Noyes present the play about a young man straddling the line between real and imagined; $18, $15 students and seniors; 7:30 p.m. April 12-13, 18 and 3 p.m. April 14; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

April 12 — LAST COMIC STANDING: Qualifying round; comedians present comic acts and attempt to advance to the next round of competition; $5; 5-7 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; 541-728-0879 or www.lastcomicstandingbend.com.

April 13 — WALK TO CURE DIABETES: A 2.4-mile walk to raise awareness of diabetes; free, registration required; proceeds benefit diabetes research; donations accepted; 11 a.m., check-in at 10 a.m.; Riverbend Park, Southwest Columbia Street and Southwest Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 503-643-1995 or www.jdrforegon.org.

April 13 — A NOVEL IDEA KICKOFF: An overview of events in the 2013 “A Novel Idea ... Read Together” program; with presentations by Stacey Donohue and Heather McNeil; free; 3 p.m.; Downtown Bend Public Library, Brooks Room, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

April 13 — HIGH DESERT CHAMBER MUSIC — HIGHLAND QUARTET: String musicians play selections of chamber music; $35, $10 children and students; 7:30 p.m.; The Oxford Hotel, 10 N.W. Minnesota Ave., Bend; 541-382-8436, info@highdesertchambermusic.com or www.highdesertchambermusic.com.

April 13 — MOLLY RINGWALD: The iconic actress sings American standards and tells stories, with the Peter Smith Quartet; $35-$50 plus fees; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

April 13 — ANDRE NICKATINA: The hip-hop artist performs, with Roach Gigz, Mumbls and TNC 9ER; $27 in advance, $30 at the door; 9 p.m., doors open at 8 p.m.; Domino Room, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-788-2989 or www.bendticket.com.

April 14 — ROMANCING THE WEST LEGACY TOUR: A documentary-style concert covering 240 years of the American West, from ragtime to rock; headlined by Woodstock legend Melanie Safka; $25-$32 plus fees; 6 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

April 15 — THOMAS EDISON: INVENTOR, LECTURER AND PRANKSTER: Edison, portrayed by Broadway actor Patrick Garner, shares secrets to motivate students; recommended for ages 6-12; $12, $8 children 12 and younger, plus fees; 6 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

April 18 — BLUE SKY RIDERS: The country-rock act featuring Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr performs; $30-$60 plus fees; 4:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

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