Recommended reading from Central Oregon librarians

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “A Big Mooncake for Little Star” by Grace Lin Enchanting illustrations in this … Read more

Bend Summer Festival offers fun for everyone

As we dry out from a particularly stormy end to June, it’s time to fully … Read more

Q&A with A6 artist Carolyn Platt

Who: Carolyn Platt is a Sisters-based printmaker who specializes in monotype prints. “Basically I’m moving … Read more

Petty Thievery free-falls into Bend

Tom Petty tribute kicks off Munch & Music

This is outdoor music season in Bend, and Thursdays at Drake Park are about to … Read more

Red Elvises bring Siberian surf-rock to McMenamins

Multicultural rock ’n’ roll band returns to Bend

Expect the unexpected when the Red Elvises return to Bend to play McMenamins Old St. … Read more

Diggin Dirt gets gritty at Volcanic

California funk band returns to Bend

If you like your funk with an extra dose of grit, get ready for Diggin … Read more

Slightly Stoopid brings the groove back to Bend

Matisyahu, Tribal Seeds, HIRIE join reggae-rockers at Les Schwab

The Bend music scene is used to seeing artists fall in love with the city … Read more

‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’

Beautiful and melancholy tale of haves and have-nots in San Francisco

A little black girl is in no particular hurry to get to school, because after … Read more

Featured artist: Danae Bennett-Miller

Who: Danae Bennett-Miller’s exhibition “Seeking the Nature Within” is on display at Tumalo Art Co. … 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

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

July 11 — Petty Thievery (Tom Petty tribute), Munch & Music, Drake Park, Bend, … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 7/11 Bobby Lindstrom: The blues singer/songwriter performs; 6-8 p.m.; free; The Lot, 745 NW … Read more

Gallery openings and exhibits in Central Oregon

Art Adventure Gallery: “Corazon de Mexico” features works by Laurie Balmuth; through July; 185 SE … Read more

Northwest best-sellers

Hardcover fiction 1. “Where the Crawdads Sing,” Delia Owens 2. “City of Girls,” Elizabeth Gilbert … Read more

Central Oregon eateries, at a glance

Food critic John Gottberg Anderson’s reviews of Central Oregon eateries, at a glance … Read more

On local screens the week of July 11-17

Details of special screenings and mini-reviews of movies playing now (or soon) on Central Oregon … Read more

Movie times for the week of July 11-17

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

Central Oregon breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries

Trying to find one of Central Oregon’s breweries. Maybe you prefer wine, hard cider or … Read more

Find your favorite food truck in Central Oregon

Central Oregon has a booming food cart community, with growing clusters of carts in Bend, … Read more

Robert Wynia stays afloat in Central Oregon

Floater frontman talks new music ahead of Summer Fest, Sisters Saloon shows

Floater is afloat again thanks in no small part to Robert Wynia’s solo career. The … Read more

Restaurant review: On Tap food-truck pod

Food-truck pod brings 4-star meals and drinks to Bend’s east side

Make no mistake: Central Oregon’s food-truck villages are not amateur operations. Many chefs are experienced … Read more

Trombone Shorty brings a ‘Parking Lot Symphony’ to Bend

New Orleans prodigy to play Les Schwab Amphitheater

With a stage name like Trombone Shorty, you would expect Troy Andrews to play a … Read more

234th Army Band lands in Central Oregon

Marking 100 years, the 234th Army Band lands in Central Oregon

Marches, jazz, rock and more are on tap as the 234th Army Band of the … Read more

Open mic contest provides a stage to poets, writers and spoken word artists

Open mic contest boosts poets, writers, spoken word artists

The Deschutes Public Library’s Words on a Mic contest Saturday aims to bring poets and … Read more

Celebrate the Fourth

Break out the sparklers, throw something on the barbecue, it’s time to celebrate America’s 243rd … Read more

Q&A with museum curator Laura Ferguson

Who: Laura Ferguson is curator of Western History at the High Desert Museum, where “Moon … Read more

Sisters Folk Festival’s free summer concerts return

Rio Mira, Town Mountain, Freddy & Francine to play Fir Street Park

Ecuadorian-Colombian folk group Rio Mira will kick off the Sisters Folk Festival organization’s Free Summer … Read more

Tony Smiley gets loopy at Sisters Saloon

Portland artist up next in summer concert series

Tony Smiley isn’t just a loop ninja, as he and many others have referred to … Read more

Jason Eady travels on to McMenamins

Alt-country songwriter starts Great Northwest Music Tour in Bend

Mississippi-born, Texas-based singer-songwriter Jason Eady will kick off McMenamins’ next Great Northwest Music Tour on … Read more

Featured artist: painter Langford Barksdale

Who: Contemporary painter Langford Barksdale’s work is on display at North Soles Footwear through August. … Read more

Happy hour specials

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

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