Sisters artist kick starts his second book

Dennis McGregor crowdfunded his illustrated children’s book

About three years ago, well-known Sisters artist and musician Dennis ­McGregor painted a picture of … Read more

Restaurant review: Citizen Bar & Kitchen

Modern “gastropub” occupies the former High Tides space

They make quite a pair, do the taciturn Gene Soto and the effusive Sanda Costello. … Read more

Ze Rox goes solo on ‘Termini,’ teams with Theclectik, Jay Tablet

Elektrapod singer delivers confident debut

This week, check out two recent releases with ties to the ZonkedOut hip-hop squad: Ze … Read more

Q&A with artist Kenneth Marunowski

Who: Kenneth Marunowski is a newlywed Bend artist. His colorful mixed-media piece, “Wonderful Town: Sunriver … Read more

Sunriver Stars announces 2018-19 season

Community theater to open with ‘Oliver’ in October

Sunriver Stars — Community theater troupe The Sunriver Stars has announced its 2018-19 season, which … Read more

Bill Hoppe speaks at At Liberty

Artist and professor to discuss his current exhibit

Bill Hoppe art talk — At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Bend artist and Central Oregon Community … Read more

Filmmaker’s scramble returns July 26

Filmmaker’s Scramble — The 72-Hour Filmmaker’s Scramble returns next week, and all ages and experience … Read more

Daughtry announces Athletic Club show

Dirty Heads to play Oregon Spirit Distillers

Show announcements in Bend this week: • Modern hard rock band Daughtry will close out the … Read more

Stand in the breach with Jackson Browne in Bend

‘Running on Empty’ songwriter returns to Les Schwab

Take it easy with folk-rock songwriting legend Jackson Browne (not a pretender, we swear), who … Read more

Whiskey Myers brings red dirt sound to Bend

Band plays country series at Oregon Spirit Distillers

Judging from sold-out shows earlier this year by outlaw country-rockers Cody Jinks and Granger Smith, … Read more

The Good Time Travelers returns to Bend

Acoustic duo kicks off McMenamins tour

The Good Time Travelers — aka the songwriting partnership between Colorado’s Michael Kirkpatrick and Bendite … Read more

Creed Bratton brings comedy, music to Bend

‘The Office’ star to perform at Volcanic Theatre Pub

Creed Bratton’s exploits as a rock musician in the ’60s were (sort of) chronicled on … Read more

‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’

Escapist fluff of the highest order

Welcome back to the magical island of Kalokairi, a sun-strewn rocky outcropping in the azure … Read more

‘Damsel’

Funny, feminist Western turns conventions upside down

It’s nearly impossible to hear the term “damsel” without thinking of the phrase “damsel in … Read more

Upcoming concerts

July 19 — Tatanka (reggae/electronica), The Annex, Bend, redlightpro.com. July 19 — Blitzen Trapper, with … Read more

Live music at Central Oregon clubs, theaters, other venues

Thursday 7/19 Munch & Music: Blitzen Trapper: The Portland indie rock band will perform; 5:30 … Read more

Featured Artist: Painter Patrica Markle

Who: Artist Patricia Markle’s works are featured at Sage Custom Framing and Gallery through July … Read more

Exhibits in Central Oregon galleries this week

Art Adventure Gallery: Featuring works by Thomas Zalewski; 185 SE Fifth St., Madras; 541-475-7701. Artists’ … 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

SMALL BITES: New casual restaurants open

More news from Central Oregon’s food scene

New openings — As Bend’s summer season kicks into high gear, a flurry of casual … Read more

On local screens the week of July 19-25

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 19-25

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

Shakespeare in the park — and winery and graveyard

‘The Taming of the Shrew’ visits Bend, Sisters and Culver

There was food flying fast and furious around Drake Park last week in Bend. Though … Read more

Munch & Music gets Romantic in Drake Park

New wave survivors kick off free concert series in Bend

The fourth paragraph of Detroit power-pop band The Romantics’ online biography is pretty on-the-nose: “Wally … Read more

Restaurant review: El Caporal

After 20 years, Mexican restaurant opens a new east-side space

Twenty years is a long time for a restaurant to succeed in one location, especially … Read more

Anatomy of a Song: Ian Cook, ‘This Remedy’

Artist: Ian Cook Featured song: “This Remedy” Upcoming shows: • Larry and His Flask; 4 … Read more

Los Lonely Boys return to Bend

‘Texican rock ’n’ roll’ brothers keep jamming through adversity

Whether Los Lonely Boys is a one-hit wonder may just depend on whom you ask. … Read more

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show returns

Tour leader calls it a ‘bucket list’ event for U.K. quilters

When the 43rd annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show gets underway Saturday, British quilter Judi Mendelssohn … Read more

Recommended reading from Central Oregon librarians

Tales for book lovers of all ages

Children’s books “Pie Is for Sharing” by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard, illustrated by Jason Chin In … Read more

Soak up the Bend Summer Festival

The annual summer kickoff shines downtown this weekend

For 28 years, Bend Summer Festival has been the unofficial kickoff of the season in … Read more

Q&A with actor and director Maia Denzler

19-year-old makes directorial debut with ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

Who: Maia Denzler, 19, is a Bend High graduate, actor, costume designer and equestrian archery … Read more

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