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

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

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

Appaloosa expands on first live album

Bend country group plays release show at Silver Moon

Appaloosa’s fourth full-length release presents at least two firsts for the Bend country-folk group. One, … 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

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

BoDeans, A Night of Bowie headline Winterfest

Live music highlights annual Bend festival

Oregon WinterFest returns to the Old Mill District this weekend, and with it an infusion … 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

‘Isn’t It Romantic’

A rom-com parody for people who hate rom-coms (but also secretly love them)

The comic actress Rebel Wilson makes any movie better — and frequently steals the show. … 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

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

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

Sly & Robbie return to Bend

Rhythm, production team will channel Motown Revue at Volcanic

As a kid learning to play drums in Jamaica, Sly Dunbar took equal inspiration from … Read more

Bend is the vocal point

A Cappella Festival returns to Tower for fourth year

Coldplay DID NOT make me cry. It was the video for Naturally 7’s COVER of … Read more

Patrimony reunites at Volcanic Theatre Pub

Trio celebrates nine years of rocking across the country

A dream about Jack White brought Trevor Martell to Nashville for the first time. The … Read more

Pam Houston is a writer in motion

New memoir chronicles the healing effects of nature and her rural home

Writer Pam Houston is well known for her peripatetic lifestyle. She divides her time among … Read more

Q&A with producer Marieka Greene

Production team presents ‘The Vagina Monologues’ in Bend, Madras

Who: Marieka Greene is an elementary school teacher and co-producer with Jenni Peskin, Teafly Peterson, … Read more

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