Embracing pumpkin beer season

Brews pair well with hearty food, desserts

Last October in this column, we tackled Halloween-themed beers while mostly managing to avoid the … Read more

Craig Morgan shares stories in Redmond

Country singer helping veterans on the road

Craig Morgan isn’t one to sing about politics. As the country star, Army veteran and … Read more

Q&A with director Molly Kreuzman

Filmmaker will attend Sunday screening of “

Molly Kreuzman is the Ashland-based director of “Earth Seasoned … #GapYear,” the official BendFilm documentary … Read more

Review: Rye Smiles subvert indie norms on debut

Band plays EP release show at Spoken Moto

Once upon a time, the term “indie” as applied to music meant one thing: music … Read more

Papadosio, Phutureprimitive play Domino Room

Jamtronica band, DJ team up for tour

North Carolina’s Papadosio is often lumped into the jamtronica movement of the late ’90s and … Read more

Pigeons Playing Ping-Pong takes flight at Volcanic

Funk band brings new music to Bend

Here’s one for the birds, as long as those birds are into psychedelic guitar freakouts … Read more

The Last Internationale plays The Capitol

Political punk-blues band prepping new album

New York City’s The Last Internationale burst onto the national scene with its 2014 major-label … Read more

Silver Moon hosts re-opening party

Mosley Wotta, Streetlight Moon to perform

Bend’s music community sure missed Silver Moon Brewing, which was out of commission for five … Read more

“Evil Dead” returns to 2nd Street

Catch the musical, and fake blood splatter at the Bend venue

“Evil Dead The Musical” — The slasher flick-inspired comedy musical returns this weekend to 2nd … Read more

Recommended reading from Deschutes Public Library

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “Have You Seen Elephant” by David Barrow When an elephant asks a young … Read more

Author and journalist Beth Macy to speak in Bend

Award-winning writer reveals the human faces behind complex social issues

book notes News from Central Oregon’s reading scene Beth Macy visits — Award-winning journalist and … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Oct. 12 — Crow and the Canyon (newgrass), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, mcmenamins.com. … Read more

Chagall program at Bend Art Center

Cheers to Art — Bend Art Center will continue its monthly Cheers to Art series … Read more

Artists’ Gallery Sunriver: Featuring the works of 30 local artists; 57100 Beaver Drive, Building 19, … Read more

Featured artist: Local painter Ken Roth

Who: Ken Roth’s paintings are on display at Peterson/Roth Gallery through October. Oregon native Ken … Read more

Northwest best-sellers

Hardcover fiction 1. “A Gentleman in Moscow,” Amor Towles 2. “A Legacy of Spies,” John … 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 dining scene

Worthy goes Tex-Mex — Worthy Brewing has announced plans to open a new pub in … Read more


Harry Dean Stanton confronts mortality in his final role

Harry Dean Stanton, who died Sept. 15 at age 91, was an esteemed character actor … Read more

On local screens the week of Oct. 12-18

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 Oct. 12-18

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 10/12 Song Writers’ Open Mic: Songwriters are encouraged to come and play their original … Read more

Out of town events

Events close to Central Oregon

Concerts Oct. 12-14 — Sweet Home Chicago — A Celebration of the Blues, Craterian Theater … Read more

Watkins Glen plays hurricane benefit in Bend

Mash-up tribute keeps spirit of ’70s rock alive

Gabe Johnson was 6 months old in July 1973, when The Grateful Dead, The Band … Read more

Portland author to talk in Bend

Walidah Imarisha confronts racial inequality in prisons

When Walidah Imarisha was a 15-year-old high school student in Springfield, she saw a newspaper … Read more

Flobots headline Bend Fall Festival

Politically charged band kicks off three days of music

When Stephen “Brer Rabbit” Brackett, co-lead singer of rap-rock collective Flobots, first thought of the … Read more

“Lost in Yonkers” opens at Cascades Theatre

1990 play won playwright Neil Simon a Pulitzer

According to Rick Jenkins, director of Cascades Theatrical Company’s new production of “Lost in Yonkers,” … Read more

Restaurant review: Big Island Kona Mix Plate

Hawaiian delights await at this Old Mill eatery

Anyone who has spent as many as a few weeks in Hawaii knows the “two … Read more

Smoke gets in their vines

How wildfires may have affected Oregon’s 2017 vintage

To Robb Bell, owner of Cathedral Ridge Winery, “It’s a non-story.” To Sam Tannahill, founding … Read more

Happy hour specials

Drinks and nibbles that are easy on your wallet … Read more

This week’s cheap eats

Find deals on meals at restaurants throughout Central Oregon. … Read more

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