An Old Building, New Idea

An Old Building, New Idea

Workhouse celebrates third anniversary
If the US Census—instead of counting things like household income and marital status— had a matrix for features such as collaboration, artistic production, and creativity, then the Ironworks Art District would be a hotspot on Bend's city map. Constructed in 1912 to support the then-booming timber industry of turn-of-the-century Bend, the Old Ironworks is a hive of industrial buildings surrounding a small courtyard at the corner of Colorado and Scott avenues.

TEDxBend: Tchicaya Missamou

Here's the dilemma: The organizers at TEDxBend want to keep the list of speakers a secret until the day of the event. They want you to trust them.

TEDxBend: Nicole LeFavour

Here's the dilemma: The organizers at TEDxBend want to keep the list of speakers a secret until the day of the event. They want you to trust them.

Speak to Me

The Language Archive catalogues love languages
Julia Cho's The Language Archive is a play of ideas. While the characters are all well drawn, it is the ideas and themes that Cho really seems interested in exploring and, throughout the play, the audience is led between them gracefully.

Back From The Grave

Telling classic stories that are very much alive
Here's one you haven't heard before: Gertrude Stein, Oscar Wilde, and Nora Ephron walk into the Tin Pan Alley. No, it's not the prelude to a raunchy literary joke, but the setting of the upcoming Dearly Departed: A Tribute to the Authors of Yesteryear.

Sibling Hatred

2nd Street's latest is intense, but lightly comical
More than a frame to hold the actors and the storyline, the set—as well as the soundtrack—plays a central role in the charm of 2nd Street Theater's current production of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane. Front-and-center is a stripped-down space that does triple-time as a 1910 cabaret, a 1935 movie set and a 1962 living room in an L.A. mansion once owned by Rudolf Valentino, depending on what the scene demands.

Poetry to the People

Get Lit brings literary empowerment to MUSE Conference
As a teenager, Diane Lane couldn't be bothered with poetry. Despite the passion her teachers tried to impart, she just couldn't get into poems about flora and fauna, written by dead white dudes.

Venturing Into New Theater

CTC's The Pillowman challenges new expectations for local theater
Cascades Theatrical Company is probably best known for staging 20th century classics, like Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, which just wrapped up an extended run. But, starting late in 2014, with a terse production of the intense 2009 Tony Award-winning God of Carnage, CTC has taken a gamble—and is hoping to push some of its patrons into more adventurous and dark zones. The theater is hosting a series of three "black box" productions, each tucked between its more elaborate and mainstream productions.

Be Their Guest

Beauty and the Beast opens at Summit Auditorium
Thoroughly Modern Productions is not screwing around. Each successive production I have seen from David DaCosta and company has increased in scale and scope ten-fold.

So Hot, They're Cool

The heat is turned up on this WinterFest fire pit competition
There is an odd, yet soothing rhythm and clanging at Orion Forge, a 1,000-square-foot warehouse that feels as if it could double as a modern day car garage for Connor MacLeod from Highlander. In the center, a forge blazes at more than 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit and a double-horned anvil is anchored nearby, still red-hot from the steel that was most recently shaped on its face.


  • Crooked River

    Crooked River

    Fri., March 27, 6 p.m.
    @ Paulina Springs Books – Valerie Geary’s first novel provides insights to lifestyles in Central...

  • All Ages Comedy Improv

    All Ages Comedy Improv

    Fri., March 27, 7 p.m. and Fri., April 10, 7-8:30 p.m.
    @ CTC Cascade Theatre – Triage theatrical group draws inspiration from the likes of “Whose...

  • Workhouse Three-Year Anniversary

    Workhouse Three-Year Anniversary

    Sat., March 28, 11 a.m.
    @ The Workhouse – Local arts community The Workhouse celebrates its three-year anniversary during...

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