Loving tribute also explores Bears Ears National Monument debate

Rebecca Robinson and Stephen Strom’s books show beauty, divisions and common ground within Bears Ears

Journalist Rebecca Robinson and photographer Stephen Strom didn’t set out to take a deep dive … Read more

Q&A with comedian Jeremiah Coughlan

Who: Stand-up comic Jeremiah Coughlan mines material from his everyday life, his work and his … Read more

Eli Young Band, Tal Wilkenfeld announce Central Oregon shows

Lineups for Newberry Event, Suttle Lodge series revealed

Check out this week’s notable concert announcements for Central Oregon: • The Eli Young Band will … Read more

Jess Ryan Band, ¡Chiringa! play SMaSH Fest in Bend

McMenamins festival celebrates beer, local live music

As should be painfully obvious to anyone reading these pages by now, Bend loves its … Read more

The Rainbow Girls return to Central Oregon

Folk trio to perform at The Belfry

Late last year, California folk trio The Rainbow Girls recorded a raw, stripped-down cover of … Read more

Long Tall Eddy brings alt-country to Spoken Moto

New Bend duo features former JuJu Eyeball guitarist

Paul Eddy, co-founding guitarist and vocalist of local Beatles cover group JuJu Eyeball, is back … Read more

Artists reception

Betty Gray Gallery hosts exhibit of animal paintings

Animal art exhibit in Sunriver — The wildlife and domestic animal works of a trio … Read more

High Desert Museum receives NEA grant

Grant to fund new position — The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded $1.2 … Read more

‘Booksmart’

A refreshingly original take on the familiar coming-of-age movie

One of my favorite moments in any movie so far this year comes early in … Read more

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

Upcoming concerts in Central Oregon

May 23 — Night Glitter (synth-pop), Volcanic Theatre Pub, Bend, volcanictheatre.com. May 24 — Rainbow … Read more

Thursday 5/23 Bill Powers: The Americana musician will perform; 5-7 p.m.; free; Humm Kombucha Taproom, … Read more

Gallery openings and exhibits in Central Oregon

Art Adventure Gallery: “Community Read Exhibit,” featuring works inspired by Noah Strycker’s book “Birding Without … Read more

Featured artist: contemporary artist Holly Rodes Smithey

Who: Holly Rodes Smithey’s work is on display at Peterson-Roth Gallery through May. Contemporary mixed-media … 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

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

SMALL BITE: New restaurant opens at Prineville’s Meadow Lakes Golf Course

Comfort food — Ron’s Comfort Food Café is the new restaurant in the clubhouse at … Read more

food cartography

Stationary 1. A Broken Angel: Vegan comfort food, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and … Read more

On local screens the week of May 23-29

Synopses and short reviews of films showing now (or soon) on Central Oregon screens

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

Movie times for the week of May 23-29

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

Everything under the ‘Night Skies’

Sisters’ artist Paul Alan Bennett adds songwriter to his creative C.V.

At 69, Paul Alan Bennett — visual artist, improv performer, choir member, songwriter, author — … Read more

Restaurant review: The Lot

Bend’s original food pod offers diversity and originality

Gatherings of mobile kitchens, or food trucks as they are often known, are a common … Read more

The Subdudes return to Central Oregon

Swamp-rock kings to tease new music at Tower Theatre

You could almost hear the wink that came with the pun John Magnie offered when … Read more

The PPP turns 43

Race schedules, course maps, past winners and more for the PPP

Besides the longer days and allergies, the Pole Pedal Paddle is one of the major … Read more

An American Forrest lives cowboy life on new album

Country singer-songwriter to play Pronghorn Resort in Bend

Country singer-songwriter Forrest VanTuyl, who performs as An American Forrest, revels in his second life … Read more

Life (and live music from) After Funk in Bend

Toronto band makes Volcanic Theatre Pub debut

“Santa Barbara,” the title of Toronto group After Funk’s third release and first full-length album, … Read more

Q&A with sculptor Danae Bennett-Miller

Who: Danae Bennett-Miller is a bronze sculptor and printmaker. In early April, her three-antelope-and-an-elk sculpture … Read more

Recommended reading from Central Oregon librarians

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “The Undefeated” by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson This is the most … Read more

Peter Rowan, Los Texmaniacs join Sisters Folk Festival

Della Mae, Lindsay Lou, Polecat, more also announced

Peter Rowan & the Free Mexican Airforce featuring Los Texmaniacs will be one of the … Read more

Hieroglyphics returns to Domino Room

Hip-hop collective celebrates 20 years of ‘Third Eye Vision’ in Bend

Oakland, California, rap collective Hieroglyphics — featuring Del the Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Domino … Read more

Slaid Cleaves returns to The Belfry

Texas singer-songwriter brings new music to Sisters

Austin, Texas, singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves has spent most of his life as a dedicated student … Read more

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