Q&A with venue owner Derek Sitter

Volcanic Theatre Pub celebrates 5 years in Bend

Volcanic Theatre Pub, Bend’s busiest music venue, turns 5 this week, and is in the … Read more

‘The Lost Virginity Tour’ premieres in Bend

Women of a certain age wax nostalgic, irreverent in new play

Bend playwright Cricket Daniel has returned with her latest stage comedy, “The Lost Virginity Tour.” … Read more

Gogol Bordello brings Gypsy punk to Midtown

Politically charged band makes debut in Bend

Ukrainian-born singer-songwriter Eugene Hütz arrived in the U.S. in 1992 as a political refugee, fleeing, … Read more

Q&A with cellist Emma Chaput

Musician discusses instrument, Central Oregon Symphony’s Winter Concert

Who: Emma Chaput is a Central Oregon Community College biology instructor and a cellist in … Read more

High Desert Revue returns

Old-time radio show to offer music, storytelling, sketches and more

High Desert Revue — KPOV will hold the second edition of its High Desert Revue … Read more

Take a look at Caldera winter residents’ creations

Open Studios — Caldera will host its February Open Studios event from 12:30 to 3:30 … Read more

Riverhouse Jazz shutting doors

Series will not return for a third year

And then there were two. Riverhouse Jazz will not return for a third year next … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Feb. 22 — Jake Shimabukuro (ukulele virtuoso), Tower Theatre, bend, towertheatre.org. Feb. 22 — The … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 2/22 Micheael Abalos: The singer-songwriter performs; 6-8 p.m.; free; The Lot, 745 NW Columbia … Read more

Exhibits in Central Oregon art galleries this week

Art Adventure Gallery: Featuring photography by Ronald Williams; through February ; 185 SE Fifth St., … 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

New restaurant opens in downtown Bend

New opening — The Lemon Tree, a breakfast-and-lunch cafe, is scheduled to open in late … Read more

Central Oregon eateries, at a glance

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

Beer-wine hybrids are a boon to indecisive drinkers

“It takes a lot of beer to make great wine.” Or so the old winemaking … Read more


A bold and innovative sci-fi horror thriller

Writer-director Alex Garland’s work reaches new heights with ­“Annihilation,” a bold and innovative sci-fi horror … Read more

On local screens the week of Feb. 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 Feb. 22-28

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

Jake Shimabukuro’s ukulele rhapsody returns to Tower

Hawaii virtuoso leads trio through new songs in Bend

Like many Hawaiians, Jake Shimabukuro picked up his first ukulele as a young kid — … Read more

Regina Carter pays tribute to Ella in Bend

Violinist to make instrument sing at Riverhouse Jazz

Expect to hear some Ella Fitzgerald at Regina Carter’s Riverhouse Jazz shows this weekend. The … Read more

Restaurant review: the Sandbagger Saloon and Dinner House

Dining at Crooked River Ranch

Crooked River Ranch isn’t a place you’d pass through driving from here to there. You’ve … Read more

Make a date with a Blonde Bombshell

Revisiting the lighter beer from Cascade Lakes Brewing in Bend

With all the fanfare that surrounds new and unusual beer releases, it’s easy to overlook … Read more

Q&A with musician Miguel de Alonso

Artist to gather with others at Saturday’s Peña Cultural in Bend

Who: Miguel de Alonso of Bend is an artist and musician from Mexico whose musical … Read more

Matisyahu brings band back home to Bend

Singer, rapper to play WinterFest pre-party

If Coolio, Larry and His Flask, Hell’s Belles and all the rest playing the Oregon … Read more

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers back at Belfry

Blues-rockers support new album in Sisters

California blues/rock/soul guitar slinger Tommy Castro will bring his four piece band, The Painkillers, back … Read more

Tower takes listeners around the world

Shows include Jesse Cook, Montreal Guitar Trio, M5 Mexican Brass

Take a trip around the world in song at the Tower Theatre this week with … Read more

Volcanic Theatre Pub turns 5

Busy venue celebrates with shows, screenings, readings

The always-busy Volcanic Theatre Pub celebrates its five-year anniversary starting Monday and continuing through the … Read more

No paradise — gangsta or Amish — without Coolio-‘Weird Al’ collaboration

After 22 years, it’s time to settle the beef in song

As far as hip-hop beefs go, Coolio vs. “Weird Al” Yankovic was, well, one of … Read more

Review: Corner Gospel Explosion gets dark on new EP

Local duo drops first part of religious-themed concept album

Corner Gospel Explosion dropped its four-song “Before They Drag Me to Hell” EP last week, … Read more

Dine with Central Oregon Symphony

Hear excerpts from new work honoring Malheur Wildlife Refuge

“Everything Oregon” — Central Oregon Symphony Maestro Michael Gesme will serve as emcee at “Everything … Read more

Cancer benefit for Moon Mountain’s Jenny Wasson

Tone Red heads up fundraiser at Volcanic Theatre Pub

Anyone who pays attention to our local music scene knows the generosity of its artists. … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Feb. 15 — Jesse Cook (nuevo flamenco singer-songwriter), Tower Theatre, Bend, towertheatre.org. Feb. 15 — … Read more

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