The Old St. Francis School in downtown Bend has been a hotel since 2004, but in 1936 (hence the “Old”) it was an actual Catholic school. McMenamins will mark the building’s 82nd birthday Friday and Saturday with birthday cake, property tours and of course, live music. The appropriately named Garcia Birthday Band, a quintet of veteran Portland musicians reimagining the music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia since 1999, will perform both nights in Father Luke’s Room. Portland’s foot-stomping, one-man folk band McDougall, a Bend favorite, will rock Father Luke’s Room earlier in the afternoon Saturday.
Old St. Francis School birthday celebration featuring Garcia Birthday Band, McDougall: all day Friday and Saturday, music starts at 8 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday; free; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend; mcmenamins.com or 541-382-5174.