Turtle Island Quartet tonight at the Tower

Sunriver Music Festival and the Tower Theatre Foundation are teaming up to present the Turtle Island Quartet at 7 tonight at the Tower Theatre in Bend.

The one-hour concert, part of the Tower’s LessonPlan Series, is titled “Have You Ever Been …?” and will include a mix of styles spanning several genres, eras and places, even tackling works by legendary songwriter and guitarist Jimi Hendrix.

Tickets are $12, $8 for children 12 and younger (plus fees), and are available at www.tower theatre.org, www.sunrivermusic.org or by calling 541-593-9310.

While in Central Oregon, the Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet will also offer a music education program for more than 550 students in La Pine.

Get your tickets for Shakespeare in the Park

Tickets are on sale now for the Shakespeare in the Park production of “Twelfth Night,” scheduled for Aug. 22-24.

Lay It Out Events and Portland’s Northwest Classical Theatre Company will present the quintessential Shakespeare comedy Aug. 22-23 at Drake Park in Bend and Aug. 24 at Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center.

“To me, ‘Twelfth Night’ is probably the best constructed comedy in Shakespeare’s entire canon,” said director Grant Turner, marking his fourth season with Shakespeare in the Park.

“Every part is great. It is moving, balanced, funny and immediately accessible. If you love ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ you will love ‘Twelfth Night.’”

Show time is 7 p.m. each night.

Tickets are $22-$75. VIP ticket holders will receive premium seating, two drink tickets and dinner.

Contact: www.shakespearebend.com or 541-323-0964.

Poetry workshop set at OSU-Cascades

Emily Carr, director of Oregon State University-Cascades’ MFA in Creative Writing program, will lead the lunchtime lecture “My Next Great Poem: Creative Activism 101” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at OSU-Cascades, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend.

The free event is part of OSU-Cascades’ “It’s in the Bag” lecture series.

Contact: www.osucascades.edu/ lunchtime-lectures, info@osu cascades.edu or 541-322-3100.

— David Jasper