John Medeski’s Mad Skillet joins Motet in Bend

Keyboardist’s New Orleans-flavored project will play Midtown Ballroom

John Medeski isn’t exactly known for his musical brevity. The pianist, keyboardist and composer built … Read more

Restaurant review: Riff Cold-Brewed Coffee Taproom

Riff redefines coffee

Coffee shops and healthy, creative cuisine don’t usually go together. But, then, the Riff Cold-Brewed … Read more

It’s all about the journey for author McCann

National Book Award winner Colum McCann to speak at Author! Author! in Bend

When author Colum McCann sits down to write a novel or short story, he’s never … Read more

Fruited sours for Valentine’s Day

Explore the romance of fruit-infused sour ales

It’s Valentine’s Day, and if you’re like I am, the holiday evokes images of roses, … Read more

Celebrate winter

Celebrate the season at Oregon WinterFest

Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, so spring must be right around the corner. But … Read more

The Toasters burn it up in Bend

New York City 2-tone legends play The Capitol

Bend, get ready for a two-tone revolution. New York City’s The Toasters, which helped set … Read more

Q&A with director Jimena Shepherd

Who: Jimena Shepherd is the director of “Oliver!” and co-founder with her husband, Jonathan, of … Read more

Young Americans teach, perform in Bend

Troupe’s in town working with 100 area youth

Arts workshop — For three days this week, the Young American Performing Arts Workshop, featuring … Read more

‘The Snow Queen’ auditions

‘The Snow Queen’ auditions — Missoula Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for “The Snow Queen” … Read more

BEAT presents ‘Honk! Jr”

Youth production opens Friday at Summit High

“Honk! Jr.” — BEAT Children’s Theatre will present “Honk! Jr.” opening Friday at Summit High … Read more

Operaganza! at Aspen Hall

“Operaganza!” — OperaBend will host “Operaganza!” a three-course dinner with wine and entertainment by performers … Read more

Oregon Guitar Quartet at the Tower

High Desert Chamber Music hosts Valentine’s Day concert

Oregon Guitar Quartet — High Desert Chamber Music will host the Oregon Guitar Quartet at … Read more

Central Oregon breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries

Breweries • 10 Barrel Brewing Company – Eastside: 62950 NE 18th St., Bend; 541-241-7733 or … Read more

Kendl Winter returns to McMenamins

Olympia songwriter brings ‘Stumbler’s Business’ to Bend

Editor’s note: Due to icy road conditions, this show has been canceled.

Kendl Winter is … Read more

Okilly Dokilly returns to Bend(illy)

‘Heavy Nedal’ band channels ‘The Simpsons’ at Volcanic

If hens love roosters and geese love ganders, who does everyone else love? If you … Read more

Central Oregon recreational cannabis dispensary directory

Recreational Dispensaries • 5th LMNT: 63552 N. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-408-9058 or • … Read more

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

Feb. 14 — Okilly Dokilly (heavy “Nedal”), with Playboy Manbaby (garage rock), Volcanic Theatre Pub, … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 2/14 Sunriver Music Festival Valentine’s Day Dinner & Concert: Acclaimed pianist Michael Allen Harrison … Read more

Gallery openings and exhibits in Central Oregon

Art Adventure Gallery: “Young at Art,” featuring artwork from Madras High School students, through February; … Read more

Featured artist: Painter Paul Alan Bennett

Who: Painter Paul Alan ­Bennett presents pieces from his upcoming publication “Night Skies” on display … 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

A Valentine for lunch lovers

Valentine’s Deli — opened in October as a tight little deli in the Box Factory, … Read more

On local screens the week of Feb. 14-20

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. 14-20

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

Les Schwab Amphitheater announces four shows

Michael Franti returns; Jason Isbell, Father John Misty team up

Les Schwab Amphitheater announced a slew of shows for its summer season Tuesday morning. Read … Read more

Josh Groban headed to Bend

Adult contemporary singer slates Les Schwab show

Josh Groban will build “Bridges” in Bend this summer. The operatic adult contemporary singer will … Read more

Central Oregon musicians take ‘Center Stage’

KPOV show has featured more than 300 live performances

On a recent Saturday afternoon, Downhill Ryder lead vocalist and keyboardist Linda Beauchamp contemplated playing … Read more

The incredible legacy and success of ‘Modern Family’

Like its anchor couple, “Modern Family” was formed by shotgun marriage. The veteran sitcom creators … Read more

Entertainment news in brief

Oscars chaos keeps awards show relevant The disarray over the exit of Kevin Hart as … Read more

Restaurant review: Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails

Core menu is shrinking as more specials are introduced

In Bend’s burgeoning dining world, one constant has been Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails. Since 2009, … Read more

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