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thursday 31

Josh Turner

COUNTRY—If we were crude, we'd call this country crooner a panty-dropper. Instead, let's just say that his rich, bass vocals and handsome mug have a way of raising the hairs on the back of your neck. When the Nashville-born singer tells you "Everything is Fine," you're inclined to believe him. 6 pm. Deschutes County Fair and Expo, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond. Free with ticket, available at McDonald's between 2 and 7 pm.

thursday 31

Ballyhoo! and Bumpin Uglies

REGGAE—With songs like "White Boy Reggae," (hey, at least they admit it) and "Hallucinations," Bumpin Uglies is a SoCal dream, a summertime piña colada of Sublime and sunshine. Ballyhoo! has an exclamation point in its name, so you know they rock extra enthusiastically. Necktie Killer opens. 9 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $10.

friday 1

Patrimony CD Release

ROCK—The young throwback rockers of Patrimony recorded their first album before the end of high school. With a few more years under its belt and a new polish, the band releases its second attempt, b3li3v3, a title that will never be typed again, only copy pasted. A mix of Jack White sharpness and screaming Zeppelin-esque guitar solos, watch out for some serious shredage. 9 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5.

friday 1

First Friday

ART—With decidedly urban sensibilities and nods toward pop culture, Kalvin Panther creates images—often reconstituted headshots of recognizable celebs—so expressive you may expect them to address you by first name. A collection of his recent work is complemented by DJ Barisone. And stop by Bishops (130 NW Oregon Ave) to check out the Source's own Artist-of-the-Month show. 8 pm. Velvet, 805 NW Wall St. Free.

saturday 2

Comedians Lonnie Bruhn, Chris Smith

FUNNY—Lonnie Bruhn has been working comedy clubs in Portland for the past several years with abrupt observations and public thoughts that should be kept private. Currently on a no-holds-barred tour to make it big, Bruhn is on the road with his buddy, Philadelphia-based Chris Smith, who plays the other side of the aisle, self-effacing but equally unapologetic. 8:30 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $15.

saturday 2

COMAG Jewelry and Metal Art Show

ART—For the 13th year, the Central Oregon Metal Arts Guild (COMAG) hosts its annual show, featuring works by local metal artists from jewelers to sculptors and welders. This is the first year the show has taken over a space as a stand-alone event. Among those in attendance will be the winner of last year's Bend Winterfest Fire Pit Competition, Kellen Bateham. 10 am-9 pm (through Sunday). Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave. Free to browse.

sunday 3

CTC Sneak Peek

THEATER—There are a lot of reasons why people don't like to go to live theater, one being, the play might be terrible. Cascades Theatrical Company has remedied the terror of not knowing what you're getting yourself into by providing a preview of its entire 36th season, including excerpts from The School for Scandal, Humbug, and The Glass Menagerie. 1:30 pm. Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood Ave. $10 suggested donation.

tuesday 5

Shawn Colvin

FOLK—With 10 Grammy nominations and three wins, folk singer Shawn Colvin is quietly accomplished. Though she may be best known for her 1997 hit single "Sunny Came Home," Colvin has been collaborating with high profile musicians—James Taylor, Béla Fleck, Emmylou Harris and the like—for years. And her musical candor recently crossed over into print, with the publication of her memoir, "Diamond in the Rough." 7 pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $49.50-$60.50.

tuesday 5

Miss Tess and the Talkbacks

ROCK—Brooklyn-based Miss Tess's playful, lilting voice transports listeners back to smoky jazz lounges of yesteryear while her band brings a folk-rock flair. Perfect music for picnicking on gingham or dancing with a cardigan-clad sweetheart, Miss Tess and the Talkbacks blend retro and modern sounds with cute but not kitschy effect. 8 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5.

wednesday 6

Alive After 5

MUSIC—With a remarkable background as a songwriter for R&B superstars like The O'Jays and The Temptations, LeRoy Bell is equally impressive as the frontman for his own band, His Only Friends. A great ending for the Alive After 5 summer series, LeRoy Bell soft peddles soul music with a surprising result: It is infectiously fun and uplifting. 4:30-9:30 pm. Old Mill District, 375 SW Powerhouse Dr. Free.


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