A font of delicate, fruity flavors

Sour barrel beer Pyka named for creator Bryon Pyka

10 Barrel Brewing Company’s latest limited-release beer, Pyka, is a blended harmony of fruit, mixed … Read more

Yonder Mountain String Band comes back to Bend

Progressive bluegrass act brings new lineup to Midtown

When founding mandolinist Jeff Austin left Yonder Mountain String Band in early 2014, the band … Read more

Elizabeth Strout found success by returning to her roots

Pulitzer Prize winner headlines final 2017-18 Author! Author! event in Bend

Elizabeth Strout’s parents — a college professor and a high school teacher — didn’t allow … Read more

Q&A with Bend painter Susan Luckey Higdon

Who: Susan Luckey Higdon is a Bend painter whose landscape and wildlife — notably fish … Read more

Peter Yarrow, ‘Lonesome Traveler’ rescheduled

Folk singer and concert show headed to Tower in June

Peter Yarrow and the “Lonesome Traveler” concert show has been rescheduled for June 6 at … Read more

Musical highlights for St. Patrick’s Day in Bend

Put down the green beer and check out some shows

Break out the fiddles and bagpipes — Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day, and there are … Read more

Lukas Nelson, Promise of the Real return to Oregon

Country-rock band plays free show at Crow’s Feet Commons

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real have kept busy since headlining the fifth annual … Read more

Joanne Shaw Taylor gets wild in Bend

British blues guitarist to shred at the Domino Room

Joanne Shaw Taylor has been defying blues stereotypes since 2002, when the then 16-year-old British … Read more

Carl Palmer brings prog legacy to Tower Theatre

ELP drummer pays tribute to bandmates in Bend

In 2016, famed progressive rock drummer Carl Palmer lost both his Emerson, Lake and Palmer … Read more

Furniture Flip Design Challenge seeks artists

Artists wanted — The 4th Annual Furniture Flip Design Challenge, a fundraiser for the Bend … Read more

‘Quietude’ talk, reception

Other Bend Women’s March events planned for At Liberty

Keira Kotler talk, exhibit — At Liberty, 849 NW Wall St., in downtown Bend is … Read more

Acting class offered

Bend actor Mary Kilpatrick to lead beginning acting class

Stepping on the stage — Bend actor, choreographer and director Mary Kilpatrick is sharing the … Read more

Central Oregon word warriors advance to state tournament

Oregon Battle of the Books includes participants from more than 600 schools

Four schools from Bend have qualified for the 2017-18 Oregon Battle of the Books state … Read more

Upcoming concerts

March 15 — Black Pussy, with Woebegone (rock), Volcanic Theatre Pub, Bend, volcanictheatrepub.com. March 15 … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 3/15 Riverhouse Jazz Thursday: Smudge: The jazz band performs; 7-9 p.m.; free; Currents at … 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: Glass artists Jeff and Heather Thompson

Who: Jeff and Heather Thompson’s blown glass is on display at Red Chair Gallery through … 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 food scene

From Madras to Redmond — Geno’s Italian Grill has moved from Madras to Redmond, taking … Read more

On local screens the week of March 15-21

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

‘Tomb Raider’

Hang in there, Lara Croft

I lost count of how many times Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft found herself hanging on … Read more

Movie times for the week of March 15-21

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

The Ten Tenors return to the Tower

Crooners cue up classical and contemporary cuts

Heads up, all you lovers of male vocal groups and/or alliteration: The Ten Tenors will … Read more

Dysfunctional family matters take center stage at Cascades Theatre

“August: Osage County” opens Friday

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” goes … Read more

John McEuen comes full circle in Bend

Former Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member brings solo show to Tower

At 72, John McEuen is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, he’s ramping … Read more

Pennywise brings punk to Midtown

California band, reunited with singer, preps new album

Pennywise’s upcoming 12th studio album is titled “Never Gonna Die” — a fitting statement for … Read more

Restaurant review: Cascade West Grub & Alehouse

The flavor of old Bend

After my first visit to the Cascade West Grub & Alehouse, I was convinced that … Read more

Recommended reading from Deschutes Public Library

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala” by Lina Maslo This illustrated … Read more

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