Upcoming concerts

Nov. 24 — Metal Harvest featuring Day of Rest, Corvus, Unto the Plague, Harlit Skyline … Read more

Local musicians to pay tribute to Tom Petty

They won’t back down at Volcanic

This year’s count of talented musicians leaving us too soon is shaping up to be … Read more

Israel Vibration returns to Central Oregon

Reggae harmony group plays The Capitol

Reggae harmony group Israel Vibration will return to Bend for the third year in a … Read more

Corey Smith, Jade Jackson play Domino Room

Country songwriters break the mold in Bend

Country music has a long tradition of rebels, from Waylon to Willie. Add Corey Smith … Read more

Day of Rest leads Metal Harvest in Bend

Heavy bands unite for hurricane fundraiser

The members of Redmond-based melodic metal band Day of Rest didn’t start out as friends. … Read more

Giving Tuesday at the Tower

Donations afford students access to the Tower Theatre

Giving Tuesday — On Tuesday, the nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation will take part in a … Read more

Featured Artist: Metalworker Chris Cole

Who: Chris Cole’s artwork is on display at Peterson/Roth Gallery through December. Chris Cole is … Read more

Q&A with art curator Andries Fourie

Andries Fourie is curator of art and community engagement at the High Desert Museum. The … Read more

Exhibits in Central Oregon art galleries this week

Art Adventure Gallery: Featuring “Tamanwit: A Community of Warm Springs Artists Exhibit”; through November; 185 … Read more

Watoto Children’s Choir sings in Bend

‘Signs & Wonders’ shares orphan’s stories

‘Signs & Wonders’ — The Watoto Children’s Choir will be in Bend to perform “Signs … Read more

Local storytellers unleash new tales at ‘To Tell the Truth’

Telling stories in Bend

Local storytellers — Between rounds of leftover turkey, save room for storytelling. Two Twisted Sisters … Read more

Bend author describes past medical misfires

Nate Pedersen’s “Quackery” a cocktail of history, science and macabre humor

You may have heard the saying “The cure is worse than the illness” (cod liver … 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

Next Level Burger expands menu, locations

Pumpkin burger — In time for the holidays, Next Level Burger has expanded its menu … Read more


A bouncy and heart-tugging adventure from Disney-Pixar

We spend a lot of time in the Land of the Dead in Disney-Pixar’s “Coco,” … Read more

On local screens the week of Nov. 23-29

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

Movie times for the week of November 23-29

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

Friday 11/24 Derek Michael Marc and Double AA: The rock and soul band performs; 6-8 … Read more

Out of town events

Events close to Central Oregon

Concerts Nov. 23 — Mogwai, Roseland Theater, Portland; roselandpdx.com. Nov. 24 — Mannheim Steamroller, Arlene … Read more

Central Oregon bands pay homage to musical favorites

This is just a tribute

When Taylor Morden moved from Portland to Washington, D.C., about 7½ years ago, he was … Read more

Funky fusion, nouveau swing hit Bend

Peter Erskine plays The Oxford; Donald Harrison, Terell Stafford team up at Riverhouse

Jazz at the Oxford and Riverhouse Jazz once again go head-to-head this weekend. Read on … Read more

Dance Showcase in Bend

Area companies to perform in 15th annual event

Dance Showcase — The Central Oregon Dance Showcase, in its 15th year, returns with performances … Read more

‘Smartyrdom’ comes to Cascades Theatre

Three-act hiphop show stars MOsley WOtta

Artist Circle Series — Cascades Theatrical Company will kick off its Artist Circle Series with … Read more

Restaurant review: Longboard Louie’s

Eatery offers “Mayan Hawaiian” at two locations in Bend

Nearly eight years have passed since I last reviewed one of Bend’s most popular fast-food … Read more

Bend author recalls his life on skis

Ski writer Peter Shelton merged his passions and his career

Bend author Peter Shelton is one of the lucky few able to make a living … Read more

Greyhounds run back to Volcanic

Texas duo brings old-school soul to Bend

The members of Austin, Texas, soul duo Greyhounds often get asked about their spaceman. Or … Read more

Q&A with performer Sam Albert

Sam Albert, of Bend, has performed sketch comedy with Second City, taught improv classes and … Read more

Life is a cabernet

The Bledsoe Family expands beyond high-end Doubleback

Drew Bledsoe is committed to excellence. During a long career as one of the country’s … Read more

Belfry celebrates fifth birthday

Poor Man’s Whiskey, Mexican Gunfight play Sisters venue

Sisters musician Benji Nagel moved back to town in 2012, right around the time The … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Nov. 16 — Three For Silver (folk/rock/swing), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, mcmenamins.com. Nov. … Read more

Fruition returns for Apres Ski Bash

Newgrass band plays Crows Feet Commons

A little cold weather isn’t going to keep Bendites indoors, especially when there’s skiing and … Read more

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