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• News from VTP, 4 Peaks and Sisters Folk Festival

Published Feb 21, 2014 at 12:11AM

Volcanic Theatre Pub turns 1

Over the past few months, especially, the Volcanic Theatre Pub (70 S.W. Century Drive, Bend) has become one of the busiest spots in town for arts, culture and entertainment. Want proof? Go check the calendar at www .volcanictheatrepub.com. It’s packed!

Anyway, that’s all the more reason to celebrate VTP’s first anniversary this weekend. As you might guess, they have a bunch of ways to do so lined up:

• At 6 tonight, the pub will honor the life of Philip Seymour Hoffman with a screening of the film “Capote” for $5. Then at 9 p.m., it’s time for a concert featuring Marshall Law (featuring members of Larry and His Flask) and Portland-based roots ’n’ blues band Sassparilla. Tickets for that are $7 plus fees in advance at www.bend ticket.com or $10 at the door.

• On Saturday, there’s a “Capote” matinee at 3 p.m., followed by a free comedy show by Mason Woodworth at 7 p.m. and the Chicks With Picks fundraising concert at 8 p.m. You can find lots more info on that last one on Page 4.

• Finally, on Sunday, there’s one more “Capote” showing at 3 p.m. And at 9 p.m., VTP will cap its birthday weekend in style with a show by San Francisco faves Diego’s Umbrella, who mix a little flamenco, gypsy music and pirate-punk into their high-voltage pop-rock. And they put on a terrific live show. It’s $8 plus fees in advance at www.bendticket.com, $10 at the door.

4 Peaks gets permit, reveals headliner

The 4 Peaks Music Festival — a three-day gathering of acoustic acts and jam bands held annually in a field near Tumalo — received a mass gathering permit from Deschutes County on Feb. 12, clearing the way for the event to expand.

Since 2010, 4 Peaks has been operating with a basic event permit, allowing attendance of up to 500 people. The mass gathering permit will allow up to 3,000 people to attend, though organizer Stacy Totland said she will cap the crowd at 1,000.

Shortly after receiving the permit, Totland announced that popular Americana/newgrass band Railroad Earth will headline the 2014 4 Peaks, scheduled for June 20-22 at the 40-acre Rockin’ A Ranch on Tumalo Reservoir Road. Festival regular Poor Man’s Whiskey will also play, and tickets go on sale March 15.

Watch www.4peaksmusic.net for more info.

Sisters Folk Festival lineup update

The 2014 Sisters Folk Festival is starting to take shape, with about a third of the lineup booked so far, including several performers announced earlier this week.

Acts coming to Sisters for the festival, to be held Sept. 5-7, include The Duhks, Steve Poltz, Eric Bibb, The Ruth Moody Band, The Black Lillies, The Brothers Comatose, The Caravan of Thieves, Paper Bird, Sam Baker, Sara Hickman, David Francey, Cahalen Morrison and Eli West.

Early bird all-event passes are $95 until March 1, when they increase to the regular price of $120. The festival sold out in both 2012 and 2013.

“The festival will be presented similarly to last year, although we plan to increase our capacity by adding performances at both FivePine and The Belfry to host music all weekend,” said Brad Tisdel, SFF’s executive director.

Get more info or tickets at www .sistersfolkfestival.org and 541-549-4979.

­— Ben Salmon­