Bend author Nicole Meier releases sophomore novel

Meier gets personal in family drama, “The Girl Made of Clay”

Bend author Nicole Meier made a splash with her 2016 debut novel, “The House of … Read more

William Tyler to play in Sisters

Silver Jews, Lambchop guitarist kicks off Suttle Lodge fall shows

Nashville guitarist William Tyler made a name for himself as a Music City session guy, … Read more

Q&A with OperaBend co-founder Jason Stein

New production to kick off OperaBend season

Who: Jason Stein is co-founder and executive director of OperaBend, the nonprofit opera company he … Read more

Next Non-Profit Tunes event benefits United Way

Bend Song Exchange shows now hosted at Worthy Brewing

The Bend Song Exchange’s Non-Profit Tunes events continue to evolve and expand. The monthly benefit … Read more

Benefit slated for Scary Busey drummer

Bend bands to play J&J Bar and Grill to raise funds

Four weeks ago, Jamie “Boggy” Sykes — drummer for local noise/punk band Scary Busey and … Read more

Die Like Gentlemen to rock The Capitol

Portland sludge-rockers return to Bend

Portland sludge-metal quartet Die Like Gentleman has had a productive two-plus years — that’s the … Read more

Burning Man archivist to speak

Burning Man archivist visits High Desert Museum — Christine “Ladybee” Kristen, archivist for Burning Man, … Read more

2nd Street pours another Rough Draught

New dramedy follows a group during Occupy Wall Street

Rough Draught continues — Rough Draught, 2nd Street Theater’s relatively new play reading series, continues … Read more

Featured artist: Oil painter Ian Factor

Who: Oil painter Ian Factor’s exhibition “The Baristas of Bend” is on display through Sept. … Read more

‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’

The cogs never quite fit together in this steampunk fantasy

Witches are so 2017. Make way for warlocks, aka “boy witches,” as defined by the … Read more

Oktoberfest dances into Bend on Friday and Saturday

What: Bend Oktoberfest Where: Downtown Bend, Oregon and Irving Avenues at Bond St. When: Friday, … Read more

Upcoming concerts

Sept. 20 — Shannon McNally (folk/blues/country/rock), McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend, mcmenamins.com. Sept. 20 … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 9/20 Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Slow Jam: The acoustic jam is open to all … Read more

Exhibits in Central Oregon art galleries this week

At Liberty: “the hidden hypotenuse,” works by Christian Brown; through Sept. 29; 849 NW Wall … 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

Central Oregon eateries, at a glance

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

Small Bite: Hideaway Tavern opens in Redmond

A Redmond Hideaway — John Nolan, owner of Bend’s Victorian Café and Hideaway Tavern, has … Read more

Movie times for the week of Sept. 20-26

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

On local screens the week of Sept. 20-26

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

‘By Her Hand’ opens in Bend

Edward Curtis exhibit shows Indian women, their wares

A traveling exhibit of photographs featuring Native American women is making its final stop at … Read more

The Head and the Heart returns to Les Schwab

Folk-rock band brings new music, new members to Bend

This winter, The Head and the Heart will re-enter the studio to complete work on … Read more

Restaurant review: The Historic Tumalo Feed Co. Steakhouse

For as long as anyone alive today in Central Oregon can remember, there has been … Read more

Patrick Sweany brings ‘Ancient Noise’ to Bend

Blues-rocker to play new music at Volcanic Theatre Pub

Patrick Sweany sounded like he was still trying to convince himself that the sessions for … Read more

Retirement is fruitful for Redmond brewers

Redmond’s newest brewery opened last month, quietly slipping under the radar into the local beer … Read more

Q&A with drama instructor Anita Hoffman

Crook County theater teacher discusses ‘Cats’

Who: Crook County High School drama instructor Anita Hoffman will be giving balcony talks to … Read more

Recommended reading from Central Oregon librarians

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “Wizard for Hire” by Obert Skye The author of “Leven Thumps” and “Witherwood … Read more

Built to Spill will be untethered at Domino Room

Frontman Doug Martsch on trio lineup, writing new music

Early in Built to Spill’s career, frontman and guitarist Doug Martsch planned to change the … Read more

‘A Simple Favor’

A deliciously campy thriller

Comedy director Paul Feig tries a thriller on for size with the juicy “A Simple … Read more

Jazz at the Oxford announces lineup

Lee Ritenour, Kat Edmonson, Frank McComb, more headed to Bend

Soulful singing, smooth saxophone and guitar duels are all on tap for the ninth season … Read more

Local bands help Oregon Spirit Distillers celebrate 9 years

Victory Swig, Wilderness, Corner Gospel Explosion, Rubbah Tree to perform

Oregon Spirit Distillers emerged as a major outdoor music venue this summer for Bend Radio … Read more

Hip-hop goes underground at Astro Lounge

Rob Sonic, Onry Ozzborn headline free show in Bend

A couple of Aesop Rock cohorts will headline a massive East-meets-West hip-hop bill at the … Read more

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