Restaurant review: Planker Sandwiches

The downtown restaurant is reliable choice for breakfast and lunch

The Planker is a breakfast sandwich. And oh, what a sandwich it is. Stacked between … Read more

The Shins return to Bend

Indie rock band brings ‘Heartworms’ to Athletic Club

Earlier this week, The Shins frontman James Mercer was actively juggling his work and home … Read more

Rankin’ Joe to perform in Bend

Reggae DJ to toast at the Domino Room

Simmer Down Sounds continues to book not just the most recognizable names in reggae, but … Read more

Gov’t Mule brings ‘Revolution’ to Bend

Southern jam band to perform at Century Center

Gov’t Mule started life in 1994 as a hard-rocking power trio, a side project to … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Sept. 21 — Gov’t Mule (Southern rock/jams), Century Center, Bend, bendticket.com. Sept. 21 — Cedar … Read more

Good news for Bendites who love Modest Mouse

Indie rock band returns to Les Schwab Amphitheater

It has been almost a decade since Modest Mouse last performed at Les Schwab Amphitheater, … Read more

Joe Nichols to perform in Bend

Country singer brings new music to Midtown Ballroom

Joe Nichols’ career has been seemingly built for the long haul. After a false start … Read more

Melvin Seals returns to Bend

Organist brings JGB to Domino Room

Melvin Seals, the long-standing keyboardist for late Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia’s eponymous solo band, … Read more

Pickin’ & Paddlin’ rescheduled in Bend

The Pitchfork Revolution headlines at Tumalo Creek

We’ve had a lot of show casualties recently due to the pervasive smoke from this … Read more

Press On cancer fundraiser returns to Bend

Third annual event features music, silent auction, fun run

Since starting in 2015, Press On: Moving Lives Through Cancer has raised roughly $20,000 for … Read more

Anatomy of a Song: Greg Botsford, ‘Gypsy Blue’

Artist: Greg Botsford Featured song: “Gypsy Blue” Upcoming shows: • G Bots and the Journeymen at … Read more

Q&A with filmmaker Kyle Eaton

Oregon native filmed “Shut Up Anthony” in Sunriver

Who: Kyle Eaton is the writer and director of “Shut Up Anthony,” an independent comedy … 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: Bend illustrator Katie Culbertson

Who: Katie Culbertson’s artwork is on display at Townshend’s Bend Teahouse through Sept. 30. Katie … Read more

Sewing class seeks students

QuiltWorks launches nonprofit Sew Teach Me

Learn to sew — Bend quilt shop QuiltWorks has launched a new nonprofit, Sew Teach … 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

Small bite

More news from Central Oregon’s food scene

South of the border — Lucy’s Taco Shop, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary in … Read more

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’

Spy sequel is cynical, offensive

“Kingsman: The Secret Service” caught many by surprise when it was released in 2014. On … Read more

On local screens the week of Sept. 21-27

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 Sept. 21-27

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 9/21 Nomads of Bend: Listen and dance to live Balkan, Turkish, Middle Eastern and … Read more

Recommended reading from Deschutes Public Library

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “The Case of the Missing Tiger’s Eye” by Walker Styles Rider Woofson, dog … Read more

The Crystal Method to perform in Bend

Scott Kirkland brings DJ set to Domino Room

If The Crystal Method’s Scott Kirkland sounded a bit scattered while talking with GO! this … Read more

“Rock of Ages” hits Bend

Tower Theatre presents rock musical set in the ’80s

Say hello again to 1980s rock — the excesses, the spandex, the big hair, the … Read more

Restaurant review: Madaline’s Grill

At 15, Redmond institution still serves solid Mexican and American cuisine

To understand how long Madaline’s Grill has been a fixture in Redmond, one need only … Read more

Deschutes releases Hazmat Munich Dunkel Thursday

The beer is a result of brewers working pros

Thursday evening, Deschutes Brewery is hosting a release party for a specialty beer that was … Read more

Phillip Phillips returns to Bend

‘American Idol’ winner brings new music to Athletic Club

Since winning the 11th season of “American Idol” in 2012, folk-rocker Phillip Phillips has forged … Read more

Bend bands unite for Hurricane Harvey benefit

Dr. Green Dreams hosting event at M&J Tavern

The Bend music scene will rally Friday at M&J Tavern to help families in Houston … Read more

Review: Problem Stick drops noisy debut in Bend

‘Wrecked rock’ band plays Volcanic Theatre Pub

After 12-plus years of making noise in Bend’s underground scene, noise-rock band Problem Stick will … Read more

Q&A with actor Erik J. McGinnis

Young Bend actor will soon move to New York

Who: Erik J. McGinnis, a staple on Bend stages the last several years, stars as … Read more

Paint and sip in Sisters

Hood Avenue Art hosts Vino Van Gogh class

Vino Van Gogh — Artist Katherine Taylor will lead Vino Van Gogh, a paint-and-sip class, … Read more

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