Faith, Hope and Charity, others, growing cold-hardy grapes

The idea of a successful grape harvest in Central Oregon was met with doubts, disbelief … Read more

Restaurant review: Sip Wine Bar

Eatery proves great food can come from small kitchens

When the kitchen is the size of a broom closet — literally! — there are … Read more

Q&A with local musician Doc Ryan

Longtime Bendite reunites bands from last 15 years

Michael “Doc” Ryan has been a fixture on the local music scene since the early … Read more

Q&A with chorus director Christian Clark

Mastersingers new leader to conduct this weekend’s Fall Concert

Who: Christian Clark is the new artistic director of Central Oregon Mastersingers, the premier choir … Read more

SIMO brings psychedelic blues to Volcanic

Guitar prodigy leads namesake trio in Bend

Guitar-slinging prodigy JD Simo picked up his first ax at 5 and spent much of … Read more

Jeffrey Martin plays CD release show in Bend

Portland songwriter to perform at Old Stone

Up until last year, Portland singer-songwriter Jeffrey Martin split his time between teaching high-school English … Read more

MarchFourth returns to the Domino Room

Portland performance art group plays Bend

Portland’s 20-member, music-and-performing-art collective MarchFourth was coming to Bend when it was actually a marching … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Oct. 19 — Taarka, with Hot Club of Bend (roots/gypsy jazz/swing), The Belfry, Sisters, … Read more

Exhibits in Central Oregon art galleries this week

Artists’ Gallery Sunriver: Featuring the works of 30 local artists; 57100 Beaver Drive, Building 19, … Read more

Featured artist: Painter Leigh Anne Boy

Who: Dory Hethcote’s paintings are on display at Franklin Crossing through Oct. 29 Dory Hethcote, … 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

Central Oregon eateries, at a glance

Food critic John Gottberg Anderson’s reviews of Central Oregon eateries, at a glance … Read more

Small bites

Delayed openings — Several area restaurants have delayed their openings (or reopenings) for weeks longer … Read more

‘Only the Brave’

Gripping story of firefighting heroes

Wildland firefighting is a mysterious art: a delicate dance with a raging, unpredictable force. It’s … Read more

On local screens the week of Oct. 19-25

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 Oct. 19-25

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

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 10/19 Nomads of Bend: Listen and dance to live Balkan, Turkish. Middle Eastern and … Read more

Out of town events

Concerts Oct. 20 — The Aquabats, Wonder Ballroom, Portland; TF* Oct. 20 — Courtney Barnett … Read more

‘The Good People’ offers haunting look at Celtic superstition

“The Good People” by Hannah Kent (Little, Brown, 388 pages, $27)

Foreboding builds from the … Read more

‘Lucky’ weekend for indie film buffs

Starting tonight, a record 105 indie films will be screened at BendFilm Fest

The BendFilm Festival returns Thursday, once again kicking off a dream weekend for cinephiles and … Read more

Restaurant review: Tim Garling’s Jackalope Grill

French style, modern twists

Tim Garling has owned a restaurant for more than three decades — first in the … Read more

Embracing pumpkin beer season

Brews pair well with hearty food, desserts

Last October in this column, we tackled Halloween-themed beers while mostly managing to avoid the … Read more

Craig Morgan shares stories in Redmond

Country singer helping veterans on the road

Craig Morgan isn’t one to sing about politics. As the country star, Army veteran and … Read more

Q&A with director Molly Kreuzman

Filmmaker will attend Sunday screening of “

Molly Kreuzman is the Ashland-based director of “Earth Seasoned … #GapYear,” the official BendFilm documentary … Read more

Review: Rye Smiles subvert indie norms on debut

Band plays EP release show at Spoken Moto

Once upon a time, the term “indie” as applied to music meant one thing: music … Read more

Papadosio, Phutureprimitive play Domino Room

Jamtronica band, DJ team up for tour

North Carolina’s Papadosio is often lumped into the jamtronica movement of the late ’90s and … Read more

Pigeons Playing Ping-Pong takes flight at Volcanic

Funk band brings new music to Bend

Here’s one for the birds, as long as those birds are into psychedelic guitar freakouts … Read more

The Last Internationale plays The Capitol

Political punk-blues band prepping new album

New York City’s The Last Internationale burst onto the national scene with its 2014 major-label … Read more

Silver Moon hosts re-opening party

Mosley Wotta, Streetlight Moon to perform

Bend’s music community sure missed Silver Moon Brewing, which was out of commission for five … Read more

“Evil Dead” returns to 2nd Street

Catch the musical, and fake blood splatter at the Bend venue

“Evil Dead The Musical” — The slasher flick-inspired comedy musical returns this weekend to 2nd … Read more

Recommended reading from Deschutes Public Library

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “Have You Seen Elephant” by David Barrow When an elephant asks a young … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Oct. 12 — Crow and the Canyon (newgrass), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, … Read more

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