Bite of Bend food festival returns

Top Chef competition and more on tap at weekend festival downtown

Ever crave tacos, barbecue and Thai food at the same time? Want something savory and … Read more

Conveying raw fish in Bend

Sora Sushi newest Japanese-style restaurant in town

I admit to a bias against conveyor-belt sushi. Bend’s newest Japanese restaurant, Sora Sushi, has … Read more

‘Mary Poppins’ lands in Bend

Academie de Ballet Classique presents annual dance production

Valerie Holgers, the founder and director of Academie de Ballet Classique, is perfectly candid about … Read more

Q&A with filmmaker Jesse Locke

Palestine doc ‘Radiance of Resistance’ to screen in Bend

Who: Two years ago, filmmakers Jesse Locke and Jesse Roberts traveled to Palestine for three … Read more

Central Oregon arts groups receive grants

Projects include website aggregating Bend theater shows

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Paul Simon plays Bend for first time

Legendary songwriter makes not-so-silent sound at Les Schwab

Paul Simon makes his debut at Les Schwab Amphitheater on Saturday. What else is there … Read more

Zander Schloss plays solo in Bend

Ex-Circle Jerks bassist takes spotlight at The Capitol

As bassist for the Circle Jerks and the Weirdos and a frequent collaborator of the … Read more

Review: ¡Chiringa! opens new chapter with ‘Familia’

Latin band releases debut album at Old Stone

“Familia,” the debut studio album from local Latin/dance/fusion quartet ¡Chiringa!, finally arrives this week after … Read more

BendFilm’s early bird special

Discounted passes available at Last Saturday

BendFilm passes — BendFilm is offering early bird passes for this year’s BendFilm Festival (Oct. … Read more

Upcoming concerts

June 29 — Beatlemania on Tour (self-explanatory), Tower Theatre, Bend, towertheatre.org. June 29 — Brian … Read more

Todd Haaby opens Redmond concert series

Music on the Green returns to Sam Johnson Park

Music on the Green kicks off its 22nd year of family-friendly concerts Wednesday with local … Read more

Sisters Folk Festival announces summer shows

Joan Soriano kicks off free concerts at Fir Street Park

Sisters Folk Festival recently announced three free summer concerts to tide music fans over until … Read more

Art Exhibits

Art Adventure Gallery: Featuring paintings by Bill Zumwalt; through June; 185 SE Fifth St., Madras; … Read more

Featured Artist

Who: Julie Winter’s artwork is on display at Sisters Art Works until June 30. There … 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 bite

More news from Central Oregon’s dining scene

Tap House closes — A sign posted on the front door of Pop’s Tap House … Read more

‘Transformers: The Last Knight”

Shinier, louder and crazier

Michael Bay is the kind of filmmaker who has always understood machines better than people. … Read more

On local screens the week of June 22-28

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

Movie times for the week of June 22-28

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

Out of town events

Concerts June 23 — John Prine, Oregon Zoo, Portland; zooconcerts.com. June 23 — Ziggy Marley, … Read more

G. Love & Special Sauce returns to Bend

Hip-hop/blues pioneers bring hits to Century Center

G. Love sounds like he couldn’t be happier with his musical life at the moment. … Read more

4 Peaks retains intimate charm in new location

moe., Karl Denson tear up stage Saturday

New location, same 4 Peaks. The local festival, known for its family-friendly intimacy, celebrated its … Read more

Bend brewers go for the gose

Sessionable beer seasoned with salt, coriander

American brewers love resurrecting extinct or obscure beer styles and making them their own. Often … Read more

Ian Moore plays rare solo show in Bend

Guitarist, songwriter brings eclectic mix to McMenamins

Contrary to his Facebook page biography, Ian Moore never attempted suicide by sticking his head … Read more

‘I am My Own Wife’ opens in Bend

One-man show on surviving the Nazis and the Stasi

Playwright Doug Wright’s fascination with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf — a Berlin woman with whom Wright … Read more

Restaurant Review: Bethlyn’s Global Cuisine

Chef Bethlyn Rider brings special touch to west Bend

Chef Bethlyn Rider’s considerable talents have been talked about in Bend’s intimate culinary community since … Read more

Pinot gris rules at King Estate

At Oregon’s largest winery, pinot noir plays second fiddle

This may come as a shock, but the best-selling wine made by Oregon’s largest producer … Read more

Bend romance author’s career is booming

Tawna Fenske shuts down “romance shamers”

Bend romance novelist Tawna Fenske is experiencing the literary equivalent of First World problems. She’s … Read more

Q&A with painter Annie Ferder

Show ‘Modern Micro Botanicals’ displays through June

Who: Annie Ferder, a founding member of Tumalo Art Co., is primarily a watercolorist, but … Read more

Gov’t Mule brings revolution to Bend

Southern rockers to play Century Center in September

Southern rock jam band Gov’t Mule is headed to the Century Center in September. The … Read more

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