Tonight is the May Downtown Bend First Friday Art Walk, and Downtown is the only place to be! We've got art in all it's mediums - painting, sculpture, live music - and, we've got craft cocktails and award winning meals.
Head into Downtown Bend tonight - click here to learn about where to park, and remember that all parking is free after 7pm. We also recommend riding your bike, carpooling or taking an uber to help keep congestion to minimum.
Make sure to check out the Gallery Guide & visit all the Downtown Galleries on your Art Walk tonight! (click here)
Historic Preservation Month Kick-off Party!
Join us in celebrating Historic Preservation Month at the Old Bend Post Office building at 777 Wall Street in downtown Bend. Learn about the building’s history from the Deschutes Historical Museum staff, visit the Tin Can ID station, type a note on a vintage typewriter, and learn about tintype photography from Analogue Tintypes. The first six people to sign up will get a FREE 4 x 5 tintype portrait.
Sign-ups for the free portraits will start at 4:45 pm the night of the event inside the lobby.
Presented by the Preservation Month Planning Committee, the Bend Chamber of Commerce, and Compass Commercial.
Aaron Duccini Glass and Design at Piece of Mind
Handmade Glass art created by a local artist. Aaron Duccini has been creating glass art since 1999.
Best known for her large, vibrant figure paintings, Sheila’s work explores the fluid relationship between figure and environment: how each continuously informs and affects the other. At the heart of this exploration lies the notion that we both form – and are formed by - all we have seen and experienced.
When she is not in the painting studio, Sheila can be found teaching yoga, searching for her lost keys and exploring the wonders of the Northwest.
The Karen Bandy Studio
Tequila tastings tonight for First Friday at Karen Bandy Studio! Come check out new cold wax paintings and new jewelry too! I have lots of pearl drops in stock, and will help you create your personal look, your personal amulet. For more info please read my blog here.
Artist Toby Putnum at Velvet
Putnam was a featured artist at The 1 Moto Show in Portland in February. To create five flashy, graphic motorcycle-themed images, he first drew with an ink pen on paper, overlaid the resulting image with gold foil and then added more definition with ink. The next step involved cutting out the image and attaching it to a 14 square-inch board with gels and resins. To achieve a weathered look, he beat the boards with chains and even scorched them. The resulting images include creatures—a lion and a dragon among them—wearing motorcycle helmets. Another depicts a set of handlebars intertwined with flowers and a snake.
“All of us have a journey. I’ve had a lot of tragedy. But I’m surrounded by beautiful people, and it’s been very healing to be in this place,” the 39-year-old artist said of Bend.
"Red for ED" Awareness Campaign
While in Downtown you might see the streets filled with local community members wearing Red for ED in support of Public Schools, Teacher, Students and Administration. The #RedforEd movement advocates for students across Oregon state. You can join them by wearing red to First Friday Art Walk and posting your pictures with the hashtags: #redfored #IamBendLaPineSchools #DowntownBend. For more information, click here: https://www.bend.k12.or.us/district/news-events/news/2019/04/join-us-march-students-may-8
Downtown Artwalk with Zephr Jewelry at The Bend Store
Come check out Bend native and jewelry designer, Cassidy Root, debuting her "Bend-y," geometric, eclectic & collapsible, 3D jewelry for May's first friday artwalk!
Thank you Deschutes Brewery for donating our beer! We will be serving a new Bohemian Pilsner, "Da-Shootz!"
First Friday Art Walk At Deschutes Pub: Emily Hoy
Join us at the Pub for the Bend First Friday Art Walk, and welcome Emily Hoy as our artist of the month. Emily will be at the Pub Friday evening talking about her journey in art, along with some tasty beer samples.
A little more about Emily:
My inspiration is rooted in the Ohio landscape of the forests and streams of my childhood. My father a naturalist and mother an artist, I grew up loving these 2 worlds and using both as inspiration in my work. I eventually moved out west after studying Graphic Design in college to work for Volcom. It cultivated my love for Actions Sports and collage art even more. I was hired as Volcom’s first ever female Graphic Designer in 2003.
First Friday at Red Chair Gallery
Please join us on this First Friday for an open reception at the Gallery. Enjoy the talented artwork of Sue Lyon-Manley, Eleanor Murphey, John Runnels, and all of our other amazing artists.
Sunstone & Spirits at the Oregon Sunstone Store
Sunstone & Spirits! Oregon Spirit Distillers will be serving up mini cocktails from 5:30 to 8:00 until supplies last.
New Business Celebration at Outside In
We are changing things up for First Friday in May by featuring two new local small businesses to Bend we think you should get to know:
The Haven - The Haven is a completely new kind of work and social space, designed by women for everyone. With 11,000 sq ft of varied work space overlooking the Deschutes River, small business owners, entrepreneurs and remote workers will find their dream space and community.
As part of First Friday at OutsideIn, The Haven will donate 10% of any memberships sold towards our Fellowship Fund. The Haven will also be raffling off a one-month Flex Membership ($199 value). Come meet the Founder and Executive Director, ask questions, and enjoy some wine.
Forever Free Cryotherapy - Forever Free Cryotherapy is a wellness facility with a vision to help people maintain an active outdoor lifestyle in Central Oregon. Services like cryotherapy, infrared saunas, and compression therapy, help combat the wear and tear from all the intense fun under the sun. Try out their newest service, Cryofacials, during this upcoming First Friday!
Farm Directory Launch at Footzone
Stop by Foot Zone during First Friday and be one of the first people to get your hands on a new 2019 Food and Farm Directory, hot off the press! Meet the High Desert Food & Farm Alliance crew, snag yourself a "Get Local!" t-shirt in the latest colors or a lovely tea towel just in time for Mother's Day, and most importantly, acquire your very own copy of Central Oregon's go-to guide to local farms, ranches, restaurants, food trucks, and the finest purveyors and supporters of the local food scene. You'll want to have it at hand all year long!
Annual SnoPlanks Fire Sale w/ Dive Bar Theology at BBC
Annual end of the season party / sale! SnoPlanks will bring down all of their boards and have a massive sale with deals that you don't want to miss! Beyond just the sale, it's always an epic party with an amazing group of people.
Live music with Dive Bar Theology will be from 5:30-7:30 outside, with the outdoor kegerator flowing. Mark down this date!
First Friday May: Found x Dutch+Bow at Found Natural Goods
First Friday May 2019 plans entail Cinco de Mayo inspired goodness!
We are, of course, serving complimentary 100% agave tequila margaritas ––radical mixer to be announced–– with the colorful company of Bend native and Seattle-based jeweler designer, Ariane Harris of Dutch+Bow.
Geometric brass shapes hand cut, druzy crystals, precious gemstones, silk tassels, dreamy malas, and African brass bead details are the beginning of this wonderful woman's designs. You'll want more than one, and with her constant reinvention, your collection will easily grow.
Ariane's designs cover the white butcher papers inside Found and have since day one with her playful Tropicana fringe earrings that come in all colors. We are so pleased to be hosting her for an official artist exhibition on May 3, 2019 for First Friday from 5-8pm. Come meet her and shop for spring!
Bend Comedy First Friday: Fuzzy Logic at Seven
"Fuzzy Logic" is a live, interactive, variety show, for geeks and nerds! Produced and hosted by local Bend nerds, ready to share their passions and interests with you, as long as you are ready to share yours.
Our guest panel of experts, professionals and comedians will teach and entertain you. Everyone attending will get a chance to interact with the show and the guests. From audience trivia, to the Q&A with our panel of specialists, everyone will get a chance to play along.
First Friday Fun at Tres Chic!
Tres Chic Lingerie is celebrating 7 years in Bend next month for First Friday!
Come on down to enjoy 50% off the Sales Rack, plus 20% off corsets. Refreshments will be provided by Caboost Kombucha during the event :)
We also have DJ SinSay curating music all evening from 4-9pm and live painting by Ayla Heffernan!
No cover, just good times and good vibes ♥
Cinco de Mayo Weekend Celebration at Hola
??? The biggest event on May 5 in downtown Oregon, Cinco de Mayo Weekend Celebration.??? Come enjoy authentic Mexican food, the best local beer, award-winning margaritas,? contests, surprises, gifts, and a total celebration.
Do not miss the live performances of:
- Dina and The Rumberos
- Son of Trees
See and Be Seen in Downtown Bend at Starbucks
Help us celebrate May Walk and Roll Challenge month this Friday May 3 at the Starbucks from 5-7pm. Free coffee and cookies, plus safety goodies from Commute Options and Drive Less Connect! Read more about Walk and Roll Challenge month. https://www.commuteoptions.org/may-is-walk-and-roll-challenge-month/
1st Friday with Greg Botsford at Velvet
1st Friday ArtWalk with music from Greg Botsford.
The CJ Neary Band Album Release Show at The Commons
May 3, First Friday, CJ Neary will be releasing his first album with THE CJ NEARY BAND. CJ wanted a big venue with room for dancing and that is what he got, Crows Feet Commons is hosting this FREE show for ALL AGES, sponsored by Mountain View HEATING, Pahlisch Homes, Tumalo Cider and Immersion Brewing.
CJ Neary has been said to play music with “ the charisma, charm and soul of one who has played for MANY lifetimes.” CJ launched his professional career with multiple national titles in fiddle and jazz music (categories age 18 and under), a Grand Ole’ Opry Performance, several TED talk/performances, a commercial, and sitting in with some of the biggest musical heavy weights in the nation.
CJ brings his passionate, fervent voice to the table with The CJ Neary Band, playing and singing many of his original songs and also exploring R&B, Funk, Jazz, Rock and Blues. With seasoned players Richard Taelour and Aaron Moore plus super talented Bend High's Logan Anderson backing CJ up, this is going to be a show to remember!
Honey Don’t Band Show at Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe
I am not recalling the last time we had the band at Dudley’s- we’re taking care of that unfortunate oversight this Friday 1st Fri art walk downtown and Honey Don’t at Dudley’s Bookshop- I’m getting excited just typing that!
Vanderwalls & Weez-It at The Capitol
Its that time of the month... Vanderwalls and Weez-It @The Capitol
Daniel Cioper at Bend Brewing Co
Join us for live music at BBC! Music will play from 6:00-8:30 inside our bar area. If the weather permits, musicians might play outside on our beer garden.
Glitteratti Party at Wren and Wild
Join us for our Glitteratti Party! We are collaborating with Wild Folk Apothecary and Par Avion Tea to bring you gorgeous glitter filled drinks and bites along with beautiful art from local artist Morgan Miller and more.
First Friday Bubbles at Bellatazza
Come join Willow and Thistle in Downtown Bend for some bubbles, glitter, and fairy fun!
First Friday Event at Stellar Realty
Please join Stellar Realty for a First Friday Event to remember! Enjoy the amazing artwork of our very own Stellar agent- Tricia Huggin while listening to the live band- The Bucklys (which happens to include Tricia's talented hubby!) What an event this will be! As always our parking lot will be open for guests. Stop by, sip, look and listen!
More on our featured artist and band:
The strong, black lines and bright colors are a continuing theme in the work of Tricia Huggin. Influenced by the beautiful Oregon scenery and artists such as Matisse, Gauguin, and Van Gogh, Huggin found inspiration from the contrast of dying junipers and pines and the vibrant Oregon summer sky. She is best known for her depiction of poppies and the haunting, sculptural trees. Huggin is a mother of three and formerly a children’s clothing designer living in Bend, OR. “Art fulfills my need to create,” she says, “or better said by Picasso…”
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life…”
The Bucklys, a rock/soul trio based in Bend, OR, craft a rich sound, blending genres and crossing musical boundaries. Powered by the songwriting and imagination of longtime surfer and guitarist, Bill “Huggy Bear” Huggin, The Bucklys feels like sticking your toes in the sand on the perfect beach day. The vibe is relaxed, the sound is rock ‘n roll, and the feel is just right.
Bill is joined by drummer John Cashman and bassist/trumpeter Marc Saccoman. The musicianship is solid, the feel is groovy, ethereal, and sometimes gritty.
“The group is a prime example of the power trio – in which every member is firing on all cylinders – no slouching here.” ~Bend Bulletin October 2017
First Friday with Wild Ride Brewery at JDUB
Come on out to J Dub for a chance to try a great beer for a great cause! Wild Ride Brewery will be in the house from 6 to 8p tasting out Brenna A Amber and NW Hidden Trails Hazy Pale Ale. The Brenna A Amber Ale was created to raise awareness and funds for ALS research and hopeful eradication! May is ALS Awareness Month so we welcome Wild Ride and encourage donations to great cause! As with every weekend, expect awesome food specials, amazing cocktails and all you can eat fish and chips! Cheers!
First Friday Artwalk at Cascade Sotheby's International Realty
Please join us Friday, May 3rd at our Downtown Bend Showroom (821 NW Wall St, Bend, OR) from 5 – 8 PM, to enjoy the artwork of Dominique Kongsli.
This event is sponsored by Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and your hosts for the evening, Tim Collette and Breanne Brand, along with co-sponsors Academy Mortgage, who will be serving wine and beer samples.
“Forest Feast” by DOMKO will be on display.
“Forest Feast” documents the experience of living in Bend, through pattern, color, and light. Gold, silver, and copper leaf dot Dominique’s paintings, and usher in a sense of the spiritual and divine presence found in nature in its purest form. Figures presented in her decorated aspen tree paintings are on a quest to find love. Vistas of Bend including Mount bachelor, Brokentop, and sisters mountain can be found amongst bright floral paintings. Enjoy the spirit of the trees as they are personified with markings and symbols, sharing their timeless beauty as totems reimagined and adorned.
Meet The Author: Crochet in a Day at Wool Town
Crochet book sale & signing, downtown Bend at the First Friday Art Walk with Wool Town Bend!
Meet local author Salena Baca and learn more about her latest book: Crochet in a Day: 42 Fast & Fun Projects! You can view projects from the book, talk about yarn, and learn more about this exciting crochet book!
1st Friday Pop up at Birkenstock - Bend Shoe Co.
Come enjoy a beautiful central Oregon Spring night at First Friday in Bend. Pink Pom will be all set up inside Birkenstock with the classic styles as well as many new!
Happy Friday from Downtown Bend!
This weekend we have classic Springtime weather (Sun, Clouds, Rain) - a bit of everything and nothing too cold or too warm. In Downtown Bend, we've got a calendar full of fun, exciting things for you to do! View the list below to plan your fun-filled weekend in Downtown Bend.
that has helped her break down barriers and set a new standard for women’s big wave surfing. The film looks at what drives her, what inspires her, and how she turns fear into fuel when the surf gets huge.
Drinks provided by Worthy Brewing and Brew Dr. Kombucha, by donation, benefiting Bend Paddle Trail Alliance with light snacks by Patagonia Provisions. More info
Cobbles and Waffles-Paris Roubaix Live @ The Commons
Spring is in the air, the rain is falling and the snow is melting.....For a cycling fan, this means: Classics Season. Come watch Paris-Roubaix with us LIVE at the shop. It is the original gravel grinder, the Hell of the North and the Queen of the Classics. This race will have you "on the rivet" as both a racer and a spectator. Lots of action and we will have some great insights at the shop with a few racers who have actually felt the bone-jarring pain at race pace. And a Belgian morning wouldn't be complete without some Liège waffles and coffee. Zoë Roy will be serving up some delicious homemade Liege waffles and coffee will be provided by Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Doors to the shop will open Sunday at 6:00am and the party will go until all racers see their way to the Velodrome in Roubaix. More info
Hammered HERstory @ The Capitol
We didn't learn the last time.
This time we're going the smart route by ixnaying the re-enactors and just letting these ladies drink as much as they want while yelling at you about some of Oregon's most influential, interesting or notorious women.
Come kinda learn about Tonya Harding, Ma Amand Sheela and the Rajneesh, Dorothy Binney Putnam, Sagagawea and more.
Featuring four local ladies as storytellers incluidng Monica Williamson, Katy Ipok, Jaime Speed and Kimberly Leemans (actress from Sy-Fy's Spides and Walking Dead) and Cayla Clark as their (sober) host. More info
Lit Stuffing Party @ Wabi Sabi
Come help us stuff lit into bags so our Neighborhood Leaders can get the word out about our great endorsed candidates for the May 21 election! All volunteers encouraged to attend, you do not need to be a PCP or Neighborhood Leader. More info
Pentley Holmes Music @ Vevelt
New Jersey native, Pentley Holmes is truly that rare artist whose work achieves both technical and emotional brilliance.
A self taught guitarist and vocalist, Pentley is as well-rounded musically as they come. More info
Piano Showcase: From Bach to Boogie to Jazz @ The Tower
Sunriver Music Festival presents Piano Showcase: From Bach to Boogie to Jazz. An interactive two-day event featuring three exceptional pianists and teachers celebrating the versatility and virtuosity of piano!
Renowned Classical Pianist Sean Chen
Boogie-Woogie Blues Extraordinaire Arthur Migliazza - Pianist
Sophisticated and Inventive Jazz Pianist Adam Birnbaum
PGP State Convention 2019 I: Bend Green Party Convention
PGP Spring 2019 Convention, Bend
Saturday, April 13, 12pm to 5pm
Brooks Room, Deschutes Public Library, Downtown Bend
601 NW Wall Street
Meetup before at Crow's Feet Commons Cafe, 875 NW Brooks St, 10:30; after at McMenamin's, 700 NW Bond St. Both walking distance from library. More info
This weekend with DJ DELI @ Seven
Rainy Day Blues @ The Blacksmith
Duck out of the rain and head down to The Blacksmith, Friday April 12 from 7-9pm! We'll lift your spirits to sunny heights with our lively, eclectic, jazz infused sets! It's been a month since we've been out on the town. We missed you! Hope to see you there! More info
Mexico Fundraiser at Beach Hut Deli
Please come eat lunch at Beach Hut Deli on Sunday, April 14 after church! A percentage of ALL sales will go towards the building of TWO HOMES for two homeless families in Ensenada, Mexico. Compass is again sending a team of 30 people to Mexico in August to be Beautiful Feet! Come support our team! PLEASE SHARE! More info
Grab your friends and jump up for joy, because it's the first weekend of Spring, folks. We've made it through an *interesting* winter and it's time to look forward to daffodils and tulips.
Robin Williams said, "Spring is nature's way of saying Let's Party". We couldn't agree more.
Here is the line-up for all that is hip and happening in Downtown, the heart of Bend!
Yak Attack at The Common's Apres Ski Series
Parallel 44 Presents is excited to present another installment of the Apres Ski Series at The Commons with the electronic jam vibes of Yak Attack! This is a FREE & ALL AGES event and will feature Deschutes Brewery on tap all night. Sponsored by the amazing Mt Bachelor, Dr. Jolly's, Subaru of Bend, The Source Weekly, Deschutes Brewery & Bend Cultural Tourism Fund .
Embrace your Inner Foolishness Improv Show at The Capitol
Come, watch, laugh as Shane, Heather, Eric, Susan and maybe Shaun create stories based on audience suggestions! You too can be a fool if you join in the Jam at the end. $10 @ Door.
#mydowntownbend Contest (win $$!)
Join the My Downtown Bend contest and share all about your favorite things in Downtown Bend!
We all know that the best recommendations come from family and friends. In Downtown Bend, we are all friends, and now we can share our best recommendations with each other & you can win a great prize! WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED ON 4/21/2019.
There are TWO ways to enter the contest!
#1 Enter via the website
-Fill out the form here: http://www.downtownbend.org/mydowntownbend.html, including 1-3 paragraphs on what you love about Downtown Bend.
-Include a photo and/or a bio with your post and feel free to include a link to your business (if applicable).
-After your entry is posted on our website and social media, you will be sent an email with a link to repost, please repost with the hashtag #mydowntownbend.
#2 Enter via Instagram
-Take a picture of your favorite place in Downtown Bend
-Post the picture on your Instagram Feed
-Post the picture on your Instagram Story
-Use the hashtags #downtownbend and #mydowntownbend
-Tag a friend in your post
-Follow our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/downtownbendor/
The fine print:
*Downtown Bend is defined by the boundaries of this map: http://www.downtownbend.org/eidmap.html
*All entries must include appropriate content, and the DBBA reserves the right to delete any inappropriate entires.
*After you enter the contest, make sure to vote for Downtown Bend in Americas's Mainstreet 25K Contest. Cast your vote for Downtown Bend here: http://www.downtownbend.org/americans-main-streets-25k-contest.html
-$150 in Downtown Dollars
- $100 in Downtown Dollar
- $50 in Downtown Dollar
ALL entries will be posted on our website and shared via our social media channels.
If you own a local business, we are happy to tag & promote your business in our listings.
More info: http://www.downtownbend.org/mydowntownbend.html
Event photo provided by: https://migueledwardsphotography.com/
The World We are Creating Presentation & Dialogue at Deschutes Library
Presentation and dialogue by Dr. Ruth L. Miller, internationally known futurist and metaphysician, with degrees in anthropology, environmental studies, and systems sciences.
Dr. Miller has studied, practiced, and taught courses on new paradigms, systems thinking, futures research, and much more. Building on her stunning presentation last spring, Dr. Miller, shares some of the many signs of an emerging culture that individuals and groups around the world have been creating. Outside of mainstream media and beyond anything governments can affect, people are discovering and implementing systemic advances which can lead to a sustainable future for all. The World We Are Creating looks at the choices we and millions of others are making, and how those will play out in the years ahead.
Bend Comedy Presents: Todd Armstrong & Elaine Johnson at Seven Nightclub
Bend Comedy Presents:
- TODD ARMSTRONG -
Todd Armstrong has done the Bridgetown Comedy Festival a couple times, he was featured on VICELAND's Bong Appetite' and played Max on the Season 7 Finale of Portlandia. His comedy has represented Portland, OR by hosting Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch". Audiences from Portland to Maui to New York City have been shown his unique wit, energetic charm, outlandish truths and stranger than fiction stories. Todd has worked with many of best comedians; Dave Chapelle, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, Amy Schumer, Iliza Shelsinger, Jay Mohr, Nick Kroll, Dave Attell, Chelsea Peretti, Steve-O, Ron Funches, Todd Barry, Jon Lovitz, Tommy Chong. Rob Schneider and many more.
He has a few themed shows including "Jury Duty" for Comical Debates as well as "Permanent Comedy", a web-series and that follows Todd as he interviews Comedians, Artists and Friends about comedy, life and making permanent choices in both. View it at www.permanentcomedy.com or on e360TV.
- ELAINE JOHNSON -
Elaine is the co-owner of Bend Comedy, and produces shows throughout central Oregon. She co-hosts Fuzzy Logic, an interactive panel show. You can also find her every Monday on Twitch hosting Veg Curious, her vegan cooking show that doesn't take itself too seriously.
Hosted by: Ryan Traughber
Showcase: $8 Online / $10 at the door
Do you want to see your event on this list? Email us!
The weekend is almost here and it feels like Spring! With temps in the 50's all weekend, lot's of fun events and St. Patrick's Day on Sunday - it's shaping up to be a great weekend in Downtown Bend!
Here's what's happen'
McMenamins Old Saint Francis St. Patricks Day Weekend
Irish or not, you'll want to join in the party here; in addition to live music for dancing a jig, we'll be serving our lucky Irish Stout, Irish coffee, MacSleyne Irish Stew, Irish Reubens, Corned Beef & Cabbage and more. McMenamins Irish Coffee cocktails are made with our direct-trade, single-origin coffee and Whiskey.
St. Patrick's Day at BBC!
Join Bend Brewing Co. on Sunday, March 17th for a St. Patrick's Day Party at BBC! Irish food specials and live music outside next to our fire pit. Music lineup is:
The Lil Smokies at SubaruWF Crows Feet Commons
Love winter? Join The Lil Smokies at #SubaruWinterFest for a free show March 15, 2019 at Mt Bachelor Crow's Feet Commons. The show kicks off at 6:30 and runs until around 10pm. Remember the show is FREE & ALL AGES so gather your tribe, get to WinterFest and make forever memories.
Subaru Winterfest is presented by Mt Bachelor, Subaru of America, Inc. and the many other sponsors listed below in conjunction with Parallel 44 Presents.
Ski For All After-Party + Dive Bar Theology at BBC
The official after-party for the Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS) Ski For All event.
The Ski For All is a full day (9am - 4pm) all-abilities ski-a-thon. The athletic competition is to ski or ride as many vertical feet in one day as possible utilizing any and all terrain that is open.
The feel-good competition is to raise funds to support Oregon Adaptive Sports and to ensure life-changing outdoor recreation is available to people of ALL abilities. All are welcome to the after-party! There will be a short awards ceremony at 6pm and then the music will carry on.
More information on the event here: https://www.mtbachelor.com/event/oas-skiforall-2019/
An Acoustic Evening w/ Travis Ehrenstrom at Tin Pan
A solo acoustic evening featuring Travis Ehrenstrom. Advanced tickets are available online for $10.
Evening of Authentic Celtic Music with The Ashlings at the Commons
The Ashlings, means "dream" in Irish Gaelic, and features Laurel Brauns and Julie Southwell, who have been collectively playing music from the homeland for two decades. They will be performing dozens of memorable Irish ballads for which the whole crowd will be invited to sing along, combined with familiar Irish fiddle tunes backed by the percussive skills of Josh Williams. The experience at Crow's Feet Commons--early in the evening on St. Patrick's Day--is designed for those seeking a genuine Irish experience and would like to seek refuge from the typical riff raff with an early night of celebration. Pints will be flowing, but the focus will be on celebrating the culture and music from a country that is held deep in the hearts of those with relatives near and far, or anyone who resonates with an authentic experience of music and song.
Reserve Dry Gin Release Party at Crater Lake Spirits
Come try our newest Crater Lake Family Member, a New Wave style spirit, with bright, almost floral aspects in combination with sweet orange peel & definite grapefruit flavors.
Please join us Friday, March 15th, 2019
From 5-9pm at Crater Lake Spirits Downtown Tasting Room
1024 NW Bond Street
We will have tastings, live music, speakeasy theme, New Reserve Gin Recipes and Full Sized Cocktails!
No entry fee! 21&UP!
SinSay Sunday (St Patrick's Day)
Everyone's a little Irish on St Patrick's day, right?...
Come get Jiggy with us!
DJ SinSay will be spinning an eclectic mix of soulfull downtempo electronica, trip-hop & beyond from 9-12
It's locals. night (25% off select eats & drinks all night long with local ID).
See you at the cabin!
Comedy at The Capitol: Tiffany Greysen
Ipockolyptic Productions is back at The Capitol! This time we are bringing Tiffany Greysen. It's a night of hilarity that is part advice column and part parenting guide... neither which should be followed.
Also performing is Central Oregon's own Karen Sipes! Hosted by Katy Ipock.
Tiffany Greyson Bio:
Tiffany Greysen is a standup comedian and writer from Portland-ish, Oregon. She is a writer for several humor publications, including Savage Henry Independent Times, and Portland's Exotic magazine. Performing all over the West Coast, her comedy is part advice column, and part parenting guide... neither of which should be followed. You can find her on Twitter as @TiffanyGreysen or on Facebook by name.
No Man's Land Film Festival - Tower Theatre
No Man's Land is proud to come back to Bend, Oregon for another year of films and fun! This evening is brought to you in partnership with BendFIlm and Bend Women's March to meet a need and desire to highlight and connect women in pursuit of the radical. Famed ice-climber Angela VanWiemeerch in person!
This event opens its doors at 6:00 p.m. with showtime beginning at 7:00 p.m. General admission is $15. We can’t wait to see you there!
5th Annual Purnima - Indian Feast & Bollywood Dance Party at Mantra Indian Kitchen
A night of Bollywood Eats and Sultry Beats to support Central Oregon Locavore Non-Profit
The night will begin with a lavish feast featuring the fragrant spices and alluring flavors of authentic Indian cuisine hand-crafted by Chef Runi of Mantra Indian Kitchen to be paired with a dizzying array of exotic cocktails, beer and wine.
All to be followed by a night of sultry beats and bass to uplift and transcend your spirit. Belly dancers, and beautiful decor are just a few of the things you can expect at this fabulous event.
Meal will begin at 6pm, advance ticket purchase required. At meals end, a magnificent transformation will take place and at 8:00 the doors open to all for a delightful Bollywood dance party.
Bend Comedy Presents: Riley Fox & Coor Cohen
Bend Comedy Presents:
- RILEY FOX -
Nashville-bred, Portland-based comic RILEY FOX is a thinking-man in an increasingly non-thinking world. Armed with a lethal combination of Southern charm and West Coast smarts, Riley's comedy points out the absurdities and hypocrisies of just about everything, from life growing up in the South to musings about politics, religion, and society at large. From comedy clubs to college auditoriums to seafood restaurants to a flatbed trailer behind a redneck bar, Riley has seen it all and done it all, making him one of the most versatile comedians in the Pacific Northwest.
- COOR COHEN -
Portland-based comic Coor Cohen’s transient upbringing and natural charisma allowed her to quickly develop the “intellectually silly” comedic voice that has become a distinct signature throughout her work. Coor’s performances are layered with intellectual stimulation, thoughtful jabs at the status quo, and the ability to connect with and hold audiences throughout a wide variety of topics, ranging from her obsession with the media landscape, to the peculiarities of public radio fundraising, and even the Wu-Tang Clan. By elevating her material she brings a refreshing point-of-view to any stage, and regardless of what region (or small county) of the country Coor is performing, she leaves their audiences feeling like they just met their new best friend.
Piano Bar Bob at the Capitol
Come sing along, toast a buddy, roast a family member, put in a request for some Parody sing alongs. Bobs hilarious show always brings out laughter by way of song. Shot after shot get your fix for a group singalong to the classics you love old and new! FREE show
Frank McComb at BendBroadband's Jazz at the Oxford
Frank McComb is a divine soul man who speaks with the native tongue of soul, jazz, blues and pop. His virtuoso vocal and piano work has made him not only an indispensable and highly sought after session musician but a favorite on the soul, jazz and R&B scenes.
His fans affectionately describe his work as the perfect combination of Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. Frank has worked with many of the entertainment industry’s giants including Prince, Branford Marsalis, George Duke, Patrice Rushen, The Rude Boys, Phil Perry, Tommy Davidson, Fred Hammond, John P. Kee, songwriting duo Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (Will Smith), and others.
Thrive at the Downtown Bend Library
Come meet with the Thrive team for walk-in assistance to connect with needed community resources, including:
● Housing: assistance with locating vacancies, completing applications and filing appeals
● Health: completing OHP applications, connections to physical and mental health providers
● Employment: referral to employment supports and resume assistance
● Social Security: submitting applications for benefits for those unable to work due to a disability
● Basic needs: connection to utility assistance, food and clothing resources
14th Annual Trivia Night at the Tower
Join the Education Foundation for Bend-La Pine Schools and local Central Oregon businesses at our 14th Annual Trivia Night sponsored by OnPoint Community Credit Union! This event benefits the Classroom Grants program that provides funding for innovative STEM, art, music and wellness programs in our 32 public schools.
All sponsors and team slots are SOLD OUT but event tickets remain. Need more information? Call our office for more details at (541) 355-5660. Visit our website at https://engagedminds.org/trivia-bee/
It's Friday, and Downtown Bend is the only place to be this weekend for all that is hip and happening! From a Rubik's Cube workshop to an Irish Whiskey night - you're sure to find an activity that delights you in Downtown - the heart of Bend, Oregon.
It's the last weekend for Downtown Bend Restaurant Week!
We are so lucky to have many choices of restaurants in Downtown Bend! Not only that, but we have some of the most talented chef's working in Downtown Bend! This is a chance to highlight each restaurant and the many terrific dishes our restaurants have to offer.
More info: http://www.downtownbend.org/restaurant-week.html
Mariachi Sol de Mexico at The Tower Theatre
This performance is sponsored by Tony Levison, Hola! Restaurant and Tranquillo Beer. The expression of México’s authentic Musical heritage lives on through the voice of Sol de México! Sol de México embraces the romanticism of México’s land, people and beauty of the heart. Jose Hernandez invites you to enrich your affection for mariachi by experiencing Sol de México’s dynamic energy and rich cultural expression.
Founded in 1981 by Maestro Jose Hernandez, the platinum selling mariachi band Sol de México have broken countless barriers in mariachi music, including becoming the first mariachi ensemble to be nominated for a Grammy. Their original rhythms, fresh sounds and inspiring ideas have energized the world of mariachi for over 30 years. More info click here.
Alicia Viani and Mark Karwan play Dudley's
We're celebrating! We're off to make an album in Nashville in a couple of weeks! We're inspired! We're refining our old favorites and writing new songs! The snow is great and we're skiing in between rehearsals! We're celebrating whatever you're celebrating! Come celebrate with us!! 7-8:30, no cover. More info click here.
Irish Whiskey Dinner at McMenamins
Hosted by Hoke Harden and tasting a wide selection of Irish Whiskeys including Hyde 10yr, West Cork 10yr, Tullamore Dew 10yr, The Quiet Man 8yr, Jamesons Cooper's Croze and Green Spot. Paired with an amazing menu from Executive Chef Matt Schumaker-Meyers.
Beet cured salmon with creamy herbed cucumbers
Spicy tomato veloute with Parmesan straws
Lamb scallopini with espelette creme fraiche and radicchio
Aged ribeye with horseradish gremolata. Served with asparagus and black garlic hollandaise
Bete Noir with raspberry coulis
More info click here.
Triathlon Training and Recovery Event at Princess Ahthletics
Hear from a panel of Expert Coaches about Triathlon Training and Professional Runner, Renee Metivier, from Recharge Sport about the importance of taking time for recovery.
Learn More About:
How to Optimize your training
How to balance training, work, life, family
Essential drills for each sport (swim, bike, run)
Minimal time needed to be ready for a Sprint, Olympic, 70.3, or Ironman
Common mistakes age group athletes make
Mental Strength-"What's in your attic"
Importance of recovery and staying injury free
It's FREE, but please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org. More info click here.
Self-Love Magic Spell Luxury Ritual at Wren and Wild
SELF-LOVE MAGIC SPELL LUXURY RITUAL
* A My World Registry Exclusive Experience *
Self-love is the foundation to happiness, so treat yourself this season to a luxurious self-love ritual! We will create handmade bath bombs containing all your magic and intentions for self-love, plus a hefty dose of my custom-made self-love triple rose oil made under a Cancer Full Moon. Priceless and lasting gift to your self.
Get a taste for magic making and make new friends in this fun and unique workshop. Go home with a batch of beautifully fragrant bath bombs and a warm heart ♥ More info click here.
With a couple of inches of snow predicted, and a whole lotta' fun things on the calendar - this is going to be a weekend to remember - and Downtown Bend is at the heart of it all!
80's Dance Party at The Astro Lounge
DJ RAIDER MYSTIC BRINGING IN ALL YOUR FAV HITS OF THE 80’s ALL NIGHT LONG! From Bobby B to Def Leppard to Salt and Pepa to Madonna to Whitney to ... and whatever else rocked the spot in the 80’s! There will also be 80’s videos streaming all night!! SPECIAL REQUESTS WELCOMED! FREE 10PM
Free Tax Help at the Deschutes Public Library
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Library staring on February 2 and running weekends through April 14. People needing help with their taxes can stop in to learn more about tax credits and even have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare their taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS-certified software, and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. If you plan to file your own taxes, certified tax volunteers are also be available to answer some your tax questions.
Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library run Saturdays and Sundays noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 2. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring to the session.
UFC 234 at Seven: Whittaker vs Gastelum at Seven Nightclub
Join us for UFC 234 this Saturday. Get your table reservations in now: Text: 541-760-9412 or email: email@example.com for availability.
Dinner, Drinks and Fight night! After the fights, stay for the parties downtown with DJ METAL. VIP and Bottle service after 10:00 pm. Please message for availability.
An Evening Empowering Self-Love Rituals | Found Natural Goods
A week prior to the day coined around celebrating Love — Valentine’s Day — we want to empower our Found People to remember first-and-foremost that Self-Love is Queen.
That said, we’re staying open late Friday, February 8th from 5 pm - 8 pm to offer all our sustainable goods into your world with a small addition of counsel depending on what you’re in need of. Rest? Ritual? Some fun? Maybe just the reminder that Valentine’s Day can be about something larger than the pressures around the holiday. Make it about YOU.
Gift yourself a something that you just love. That makes you know how beautiful you are inside and out with each mist. That reminds you how important and loved you are with each application. How sexy you can be in a silky or velvety something. How balanced you can be mentally after a hot bath soak. Or how cherished you are with a ring on whatever finger you wish, all gifted to yourself.
Once you take care of yourself first, it’s much easier to see how you can be there for another love in your life. XO
Hot Toddy Fest at Crater Lake Spirits
Come warm up with us for a build your own Hot Toddy Bar!! Mix it up any way you like with special tea mixes by SuttleTea, amazing honey State Honey Curators, Crater Lake Rye Whiskey. We will also be releasing our new line collaboration with BeBottle! These bottles are awesome for hot and cold drinks and are perfect for infusions!
Snowy Weather Jazz and Blues at The Blacksmith
So nice to see more snow! After a long day of skiing, boarding, snow shoeing and sledding, come on over to The Blacksmith and warm up with great food, great friends and an evening of lively, jazz inspired tunes. The fun starts at 6pm!
Free Music Education with Paul Taylor | The Oxford Hotel
Join us for for BendBroadband's FREE Music Education Workshop at The Oxford Hotel - Bend, Oregon on Saturday, February 9th! This workshop, hosted by Georges Bouhey, offers local music students and professionals the opportunity to talk with and learn from saxophonist Paul Taylor.
No advance registration required. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Free parking is available at the public garage adjacent to the Oxford Hotel Bend.
HotApps: Technical Symposium at McMenamins
HotApps is back! February 8, 2019. REGISTER NOW AND CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
HotApps is a 1-day showcase of new and emerging geo-enabled tools, apps, and hacks. Organized by ORURISA, this year’s event will take place on Friday, February 8 in Bend. Talented students and professionals from around the region will show what they’ve built and where they are taking their current projects, with the goal of coming together to learn from each other and push the envelope even farther.
Online registration is now available. The Standard registration fee is $25. A discounted registration for currently-enrolled students is available for $10. Coffee and lunch will be provided.
Questions regarding the event can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did we miss something? Do you want to be included in future posts? Email us! email@example.com
Hey Bend Community! We did it! We've made it through another work week. Here is your list to all the cool things to do this weekend in Downtown Bend.
Visit Bendy Dog at their new location
Bendy Dog is all moved into their new location at 114 NW Minnesota in Downtown Bend! Grab your pups and head Downtown to visit Tawna, and grab some great treats for your fur babies.
For everytime your furry friend is there for you.. whether you are ready for an adventure or are just wanting to lay in the shade and relax, Bendy Dog is here to help you thank them. No other creature is as loyal, loving and non-jusdgemental. At Bendy Dog, they believe in showing our dogs how much we love them - whether you want the highest quality dog beds, durable leashes and collars, or anything in-between... Bendy Dog has it all! Not only will you love what they have, but (most importantly!) your dog will too.
Chili Fest at Bend Brewing Co.
Join us on Friday, February 1st & Saturday, February 2nd for Chili Fest down at BBC! We will have live music both nights from 6:00-8:30!
There will be three chilis for you to choose from:
Texas Steak Chili
-petite tender steak, tomatoes, green bell peppers, onions, celery & anaheim peppers. Topped with cheddar cheese, green onions, cilantro, sour cream & lime
White Bean Chicken Chili
-chicken, cannellini beans, green chilis, tomatillos, celery & onions. Topped with pico de gallo, cilantro, sour cream & jack cheese.
3 Bean Vegetable Chili
-Black Beans, cannellini beans, garbanzo beans, corn, kale, red & yellow bell pepers. Topped with avocado, green onions, cilantro & tortilla chips.
Winter PrideFest Brunch at Hola!
Join us for Winter PrideFest Sunday Brunch at Hola! in downtown Bend. 11am - 2pm enjoy great food and great friends including mimosas and sassy cocktails - nurse your hangover with worldly cuisine!
$12/plate Buffet Style: Eggs Chiliquillas Verdes, Tamales, Carnitas Taco Bar, Fruit, Tortilla Soup, Beans and Rice.
$5 Red Cactus Mimosas, Happy Hour Margaritas, Tranquillo Beer
RSVP requested (mark 'Going' or comment below)
Deatils at: OutCentralOregon.com/winter-pridefest
Winter PrideFest Cocktails at The Dogwod
The fun of 'Winter PrideFest' continues with a 'Cocktail Hour' at the Dogwood. Come by as an alternative to the 'Apres Ski Party'.
Hosts 'Madame Tucker' and 'Stella Nova' will provide entertainment with a Drag Performance. Let's celebrate our Pride with this nightcap!
High Desert Poetry Cell at Dudley's Bookshop Cafe
The High Desert Poetry Cell celebrates Valentine's Day early with original poems of love and lust. Saturday Feb 2nd at 2pm. Donations and proceeds from all book sales benefit Central Oregon Veterans Ranch.
Come down for a coffee, tea, beer or wine, hear some poetry and support veterans!!!!
Saturday Sampling at Deschutes Brewery
Stop by the brewery and influence our latest beer. This month's featured beer is a light brunch sour--tell us what you think of it!
Ready, Set, Register at Footzone
We’re doing it again – inviting race directors of all the best local and regional races to FootZone to hawk their races, all on the same day! Sign up at a discount for your favorites, and be able to pepper RDs with questions about races with which you’re not yet familiar. You’re sure to find a new favorite!
This event is FREE! Please register at the "tickets available" link to help us with planning! Thanks!
We’ll have a handy organizer that lists all of our race directors, races, and their discounts in one place for you to download, and more copies at the event! So far we have 20+ race directors representing 60+ races of all types and distances! Get your 2019 race calendar dialed in, all on one day!
Party like it's 1999