Restaurant review: Bend-O Bento Japanese Kitchen

Bend-O offers simple, authentic Tokyo street food

For more than six years, the Bend-O Bento Japanese Kitchen has captivated lovers of true … Read more

‘Evita,’ ‘9 to 5’ open to Bend

‘Evita,’ ‘9 to 5’ will open in Bend

Two shows with strong leading women at center stage open this weekend in Bend: Cascades … Read more

Heavy meta: “Accomplice” opens in Bend

A play about a play

When director Scott Schultz offered to show this reporter a flow chart breaking down the … Read more

Q&A with painter Sheila Dunn

Who: Sheila Dunn is a Bend figure, animal and landscape painter with three concurrent Bend … Read more

OperaBend to perform grand opera highlights

Performance to include highlight from ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’

OperaBend performance — Tickets are on sale now for OperaBend’s upcoming performance of highlights from … Read more

Paula Poundstone returns to Bend

Comedian to perform Thursday at Tower Theatre

Paula Poundstone — Comedian Paula Poundstone returns to the Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., … Read more

Featured Artist: Painter Shelly Wierzba

Who: Plein air painter Shelly Wierzba’s artwork is on display at the Red Chair Gallery … Read more

Bend Academy of Art to launch

Bend Academy of Art — Bend artist Ian Factor is launching a new school this … Read more

Cascades Winds on the march in Bend

COCC Symphonic Band to perform Spring Concert

Here’s a little-known fact about Maestro Michael Gesme, who among his other Central Oregon Community … Read more

Q&A with artist Marigny Goodyear

Surfer and painter brings watery works to downtown Bend

Who: After exhibiting there last year, artist Marigny Goodyear returns to Legum Design, 922 NW … Read more

Free piano recital in Bend

Wille Hall performance includes works by Mozart, Schumann

Two-piano recital — Pianists Janet Smith, of Bend, and Darlene Cusick, of Portland, will perform … Read more

Exhibits in Central Oregon art galleries this week

Art Adventure Gallery: Rotating artists of various mediums; 185 SE Fifth St., Madras; 541-475-7701. Artists’ … Read more

Featured Artist: Dorothy Freudenberg

Who: Dorothy Freudenberg’s digital artwork is on display at Tumalo Art Co. through June. With … Read more

24Seven returns to 2nd Street Theater

Local theater talents create seven new shows in just a day

Organized but entertaining chaos will reign at 2nd Street Theater on June 2 when 24Seven … Read more

‘12 Angry Men’ at Deer Ridge

Submit a background check by May 30 in order to attend

‘12 Angry Men’ — Inmates at Deer Ridge Correctional Institution will perform the play “12 … Read more

Burnt Snowflakes in Bend

Area improv troupe brings its new show to 2nd Street Theater

Who: Jake Woodmansee is a longtime Bend comedian, actor and improv artist. On Friday and … Read more

Exhibits in Central Oregon art galleries this week

Art Adventure Gallery: Featuring artwork by Richard Macy and Edward Heath; through May; 185 SE … Read more

Tumalo jewelry maker lands journal cover

Jewelry maker Jim Dailing — Central Oregon jewelry maker Jim Dailing is featured on the … Read more

Central Oregon Symphony Spring Concert includes a Tchaikovsky classic

Seattle trumpeter Allen Vizzutti to perform “Snow Scenes”

Michael Gesme — music director of Central Oregon Symphony, in performance Saturday through Monday at … Read more

Q&A with comedian Will Durst

Political satirist returns in KPOV fundraiser

Who: In addition to being a nationally acclaimed comedian known for his ability to mine … Read more

‘13’ at the Tower

Two shows only of the coming-of-age musical

‘13’ at the Tower — Thoroughly Modern Productions’ T3 Teen Theatre Program presents the musical … Read more

Sisters Folk Fest starts capital campaign

Nonprofit aims to buy Sisters Art Works building

Sisters Folk Festival announcements — At its May 12 My Own Two Hands fundraising dinner … Read more

Exhibits in Central Oregon art galleries this week

Art Adventure Gallery: Featuring artwork by Richard Macy and Edward Heath; through May; 185 SE … Read more

Featured Artist: Painter Len Babb

Who: Len Babb’s works will be on display from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday … Read more

The return of Twilight Summer Ale

Deschutes revives its popular seasonal beer, with a new twist

Two years ago, in one of my first beer columns for GO! Magazine, I wrote … Read more

Q&A with pianist Steven Vanhauwaert

4handsLA plays High Desert Chamber Music Series May 18

Who: Pianist Steven Vanhauwaert is one half of the piano duo ­4handsLA. Vanhauwaert and 4HandsLA … Read more

‘Mamma Mia!’ at the Tower

Musical to make regional theater premiere in 2019

‘Mamma Mia!’ at the Tower — Attention ABBA fans: The Tower Theatre Foundation has announced … Read more

Featured Artist: Glass artist Jessica Layton

Who: Jessica Layton’s glass artwork is on display at Sage Custom Framing and Gallery as … Read more

Melodrama comes to Sunriver

‘Hang on the Bell, Nellie’ opens Thursday

‘Hang on the Bell, Nellie’ — Sunriver Stars Community Theater’s next production, “Hang on the … Read more

My Own Two Hands raises fun in Sisters

‘Take Flight’ is the theme of this year’s arts festival

Seventeen may not be a precious wedding anniversary with a well-known gemstone (it’s carnelian), but … Read more

Heeding the audition call in Central Oregon

Directors urge community members to get involved in productions

David DaCosta needs cats. And not the kind he can get at a shelter. DaCosta, … Read more

‘Oklahoma!’ comes to Oregon territory

BEAT Children’s Theatre presents the 75-year-old musical

You might think directing a cast of 63 kids ages 8 to 19 — the … Read more

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