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thursday 18

Fermentation Celebration

BEER—The Fermentation Celebration features unique, experimental, and limited release beers all in one place—many of which can only be tasted at the event. Not big on beer? Wine, cider, and kombucha will be flowing as well, plus live music all day long. 4-10 pm. Old Mill District, 520 SW Powderhouse Dr. $20, includes drinking glass and 9 drink tickets.

thursday 18

Pints & Politics: Wildfires

LECTURE—Fire season is upon us, and with all the talk of Urban Growth Boundary expansion scenarios, the phrase Wildland Urban Interface is increasingly a part of conversation. Author Jonathan Stewart (no relation to the Daily Show host) talks about how to limit wildfire risks where development meets nature. 7-9 pm. Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Ln. No cover.

friday 19

Newberry National Volcanic Monument 25th Anniversary Kick-off Celebration

CELEBRATE—Sure, 25 years is a blink in span of 1,300 years—the time since Newberry flowed lava—but the past quarter century has been critical to preserve the (dormant) volcano. Complete with remarks from Rep. Peter DeFazio plus performance by Native American Quartz Creek Drum and Dance Group. 6:30 pm. SHARC, 57250 Overlook Rd., Sunriver. Free.

saturday 20

Caravan of Glam

CABARET—Fresh off a stint on Season 10 of "America's Got Talent," Portland's Caravan of Glam returns to Bend just in time for Pride. Talented dancers, singers, and drag performers blend genders and genres with a heaping dose of glitter and glitz. This is not your grandmother's cabaret—unless granny is a drag queen, burlesque performer, or counter-culture maven. 8 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $12. 21+.

saturday 20

Llama O'Rama Play Day

LLAMAS—These strange fuzzy creatures are oddly endearing. Perhaps it's their long, huggable necks, their goofy haircuts, or their passion for freedom, but Central Oregon just can't get enough of them. Watch these critters show off their obstacle navigating and trail packing skills—and pet their babies! Sounds llamazing. 10 am-3 pm. Crooked River Ranch, 5060 SW Clubhouse, Crooked River Ranch. Free.

saturday 20

Common Kings

MUSIC—The Common Kings produce the sort of music that seems the perfect sound track for golden retrievers playing at the riverfront: bounding, happy-go-lucky, and upbeat. Polished and likable R&B, the Kings are a pitch-perfect choice for the evening's sunset entertainment at Bite of Bend. 8:30 pm. Downtown Bend, NW Minnesota Avenue and NW Bond Street. Free.

saturday 20 & sunday 21

Bite of Bend Mixology Showcase

DRINKS—With a mimosa competition on Saturday and bloody Marys on Sunday, the Bite of Bend presents a head-to-head, celery stick against celery stick, bartender showdown, as well as a full afternoon of tasters and tips. 11 am-9 pm Saturday, 11 am-6 pm Sunday. Downtown Bend, NW Minnesota Avenue and NW Bond Street. $10.

sunday 21

First Free Summer Sunday Concert

MUSIC—The annual Free Summer Sunday Concert Series kicks off with local favorites Broken Down Guitars. While the band plays its "soulful jamericana"—a blend of rock, blues, and Americana—kick back on the grass and chow down on snacks from local food vendors while the kiddos burn off some energy in the bouncey houses. 1-4:30 pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. Free.

sunday 21

Father's Day Demolition Derby

DEMOLITION DERBY—Men build and men destroy. What better way to build a father-son bond than watching God's greatest creations—automobiles, of course—willfully crash into each other. 11 am-4 pm. Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond. $15 adults, $6 kids 7-12.

tuesday 23

Shady Elders

MUSIC—The Shady Elder's dream pop sound puts audiences in a swaying magic spell, while lead singer Fox Rodemich's smooth voice will give listeners chills on a hot summer night. This Denver-based indie rock band is easy listening and pleasing to the ears. 8 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5.

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