Two performances of "The Nutcracker" this weekend
The fluttering flutes and unyielding violins rise and fall as an army of pirouetting rats clash with leaping toy soldiers. It's a familiar scene when Clara flies to the aide of her Nutcracker—her favorite Christmas gift come to life—and throws her slipper at the Rat King.
Derek Sitter, the one-man elf show in SantaLand Diaries
It's December, which means malls across the nation are transforming into the North Pole. Fake trees covered in red and green bulbs are springing up from display racks and imitation snow being spread over every inch of linoleum.
wednesday 11 Comedy Pet Theater
Allie Brosh, Bend's web cartoonist turned highly praised book author
The magazine section of the eastside Barnes and Noble, which doubles as a guest reading hall, is packed with eager tweens, middle-aged women and other internet trolling Bendites, all clutching bright yellow paperbacks with Allie Brosh's signature pink dress-wearing figure sprawled across the cover. Her pointy cone ponytail and her suspected mentally challenged pet "special dog" stare off the cover with dense pupils, surprisingly expressive for illustrations made up of just a few basic lines.
2nd Street Theater revives an annual tradition in the spirit of Christmas
The black box ceiling of 2nd Street Theater is still splattered with blood from the first production of Evil Dead the Musical in 2008. On four occasions, the theater has transformed into the ominous isolated cabin in the woods where five college buddies vacation and accidently discover a force of unspeakable evil in the form of rapey trees who systematically zombify the friends.
Hilarious local author and artist releases first book
"Internet famous" cartoonist, writer and generally hilarious human being Allie Brosh is blowing up. "Hyperbole and a Half," her web comic and blog attracted the attention of the internet-fiends of Reddit a few years back and now her site generates nearly 17 million hits monthly and her drawings have been converted into coveted internet memes.
Night Light artsy collaboration talk show debuts at Tin Pan
On Sunday, Shanan Kelley spent the afternoon standing knee deep in the Deschutes River's spongy mud banks with a glass of water in one hand and a bottle of Deschutes Brewery beer in the other. She was trying to refill Mirror Pond with a mixture of water and Mirror Pond Pale Ale.
thursday 21 Hot Buttered Rum with