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Annual COCC Ceramics Crackpot Sale

wednesday 5 - friday 7

It's smooshed. It's wobbly. It's art! Pick up creations by COCC students and faculty at this annual sale. Dec. 5-6, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Fri. Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Room 226, Pence Hall, COCC Bend Campus. Also catch the COCC Student Holiday Art Sale running Wed. to Sat. until Dec. 14. It'll be in the Pinckney Center on campus.

Rubbish Renewed Eco-Fashion Show

thursday 6

Wait! Don't throw that out! That trash isn't trash! With a lot of creativity and a little effort, garbage becomes fashionable treasure. Rubbish Renewed is a fundraiser for REALMS School and a reminder to recycle to maintain a healthy, sustainable Earth. 6 p.m., or 21+ show at 8:30 p.m. $12 adults, $6 for 10 and under. Century Center Ballroom, 70 SW Century Dr.

Christmas Kayak on the Deschutes River

friday 7

Gather up your NRS gear and your Santa hats and get ready for the annual holiday kayak through Bend. Lights, trees, wreaths and garlands will adorn the boats of the most dedicated paddlers in Central Oregon. That water is frickin cold! Meet at 3:30 p.m. for the paddle. Tumalo Creek & Kayak, 805 SW Industrial Way #6.

First Friday Art Walk

friday 7

It's here again, your monthly opportunity to show off your best duds. Bundle up and head down to this week's First Friday Downtown Art Walk for great music including R&R at Crow's Feet Commons. Natalie Fletcher will be doing live body painting at Astro, and most businesses in downtown will stay open late and feature local and national artists' work. 5 p.m. Downtown Bend.

U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross and CXmas Party

friday 7 - sunday 9

These are the same zany races you loved watching last December. But! This year could be the best yet as a number of Bend pros have a legitimate shot at finishing in the money. Old Mill District, 520 SW Powerhouse Dr. For $5, drink beer and meet some of those pros at Friday night's CXmas Party at Powered By Bowen on Century Drive.

Locavore Holiday Gift Faire

saturday 8

Support the local economy and environment by purchasing from vendors who produce their goods—everything from food to wine, spirits, crafted items, teas, beauty products and jewelry, right here in Central Oregon. Free. 10 a.m. The Old Stone, 157 NW Franklin Ave.

Oregon State Silver Gloves Boxing Championships

saturday 8

Get ready to watch some mean jabs and nasty hooks as boxers ages 10 to 15 from throughout the state jump in the ring to fight for a spot at regionals in Olympia, Wash. They will float like butterflies and sting like bees so bring the entire family to these intense bouts. $10, All ages, 6 p.m. Midtown Ballroom, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.

DMX

saturday 8

What's his name? D.M.X. No, he's not in jail, or lost somewhere in the abyss with so many other early 2000's pop-crossover rappers like Ja Rule, Juvenile and Nas. He's making the party happen, up in here; up in here. Join DMX for a live taping of his Latin Goddesses reality TV show and a performance from the man himself. 21+. $20. 7 p.m. Liquid Lounge, 70 NW Newport Ave.

The Lost Bayou Ramblers

saturday 8

You'll be kicking up your heels and speaking Creole by the end of the night with this Grammy award nominated crew. The Lost Bayou Ramblers play traditional Cajun music with French lyrics, incorporating some elements of swing and punk. 21+. $5 advance. $10 at the door. 8 p.m. The Horned Hand, 507 NW Colorado Ave.

Pop Up Dinner by Common Table

sunday 9

Common Table is calling for community unity in a season of increased consumerism, loneliness and depression. Every Sunday through December, they'll host pay-as-you're-able pop-up dinners that are meant to connect Central Oregonians during the coldest, darkest part of the winter. 6 p.m. Family Kitchen, 231 NW Idah

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