The Two Escobars
wednesday 23We’d never heard of narco-soccer before researching this little film, but now we’re fascinated. The term refers to the shadowy connections between drugs and sports in Columbia in the early 1990s, when Pablo Escobar ruled the Columbian drug underworld and Andres Escobar (unrelated) ruled the soccer pitch, that is, until he was murdered. This movie investigates the dirtiness. Free. 6pm. Boyle Education Center, COCC, 2600 NW College Way.
Bend Beer Week
wednesday 23-sunday 27
There’s still plenty of time to get in on the beer action this week—as if you needed more reasons to drink beer. It’s really too much to list here, but definitely think about visiting one of the Brews and Bands “pairings,” where brewers from Deschutes, BBC, Boneyard and GoodLife chat with the public while some of Bend’s most loved musicians, like Greg Botsford, members of Moon Mountain Ramblers and The Pitchfork Revolution play their tunes. For information see centraloregonbeerweek.com.
The Beautiful Train Wrecks with Boxcar Stringband and Third Seven
Local music madness! Pull on your boots and get ready to stomp—it’s the Beautiful Train Wrecks’ album release party. Turn the page to read more about the BTW and this five-star local lineup. $6. 8pm. The Horned Hand, 507 NW Colorado Ave.
Art In Motion
Here in Bend we've become really good at combining our favorite things: beer and bikes? Cycle Pub! This event follows suit by bundling beautifully restored motorcycles (20 of them!) with photography and Boneyard Beer. The builders, a collective of Central Oregon friends who love vintage cafe racers, bobbers and brats, have done a stellar job and are ready to show the spoils of their labor. Motos, art and beer? Sold. See spincycleindustries.com for more details. Free. 4pm. The Old Ironworks, 50 SE Scott St.
What better way to blow out your hangover on Sunday than by blasting through the Peterson Ridge trail system? Depending on your category, you'll race between 12 and 27 miles over this fast-rolling cross-country course. Afterwards, reward yourself with a pint from Three Creeks Brewing, which serves as the de facto finish line of this sufferfest. Register beforehand at obra.org and it'll only cost you $35. It's $40 on race day. Find more race info at sistersstampede.com. 10:30am. Three Creeks Brewing Co., 721 Desperado Ct.
Happy Girls Half Marathon and 5k
Really, getting your girlfriends together for a fun run sounds pretty awesome. You could wear matching t-shirts, maybe dress in different shades of emerald and be Gang-Green. Get it, Gang-Green? Whatever your sense of humor, if you like to run this course through Bend’s westside will probably make you happy. Plus it’s a benefit for the Kids Center. The half marathon starts at 9am and the 5k starts at 9:15am. There’s also a Happy Little Kids Run on Saturday at 1:30pm. For more info and to register visit happygirlsrun.com. You’ll need to register for the adult races by end of day on Saturday. Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St.
History Pub: Women’s Suffrage
Historical guru Kelly Cannon-Miller will lead this totally nerdy and super fun history pub celebrating the 100-year anniversary of women’s suffrage in Oregon. If you aren’t already hooked, consider that there will also be a sing-along and a reenactment of a 1912 debate over whether women should vote. Not your average historical wonk-fest. Free. All ages. 7pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St.
COTA Trail Work Party
Remember all those days you spent cruising our local trails? Great time, right? Now's the time to show your appreciation and give back. Help keep those berms in place by lending a hand and assisting the Central Oregon Trail Alliance in their ongoing quest to keep our singletrack in tip-top shape. Bring appropriate clothing (you'll want gloves), food and drink is provided. Meet up at FootZone at 5pm for transport out to the trails. FootZone of Bend, 845 NW Wall St.
The Shins, Tenacious D and Beck
friday 25, saturday 26,
If you’ve got an extra $150 that you’re dying to drop, get your rich ass down to the Les Schwab Amphitheater for a weekend of big name acts and catch them just before/after their performances at Sasquatch. If you’re broke, like the rest of us, poach the music from a patio across the way or from the river.
On Friday, Blind Pilot, The Head and the Heart and The Shins transform the LSA into an indie rock haven. They might look like chess club nerds, but man do these guys rock. On Saturday, it's a mock-rock opera with Tenacious D and The Sights. You’ll want to be inside the venue for this one so you can check out Jack Black’s ridiculous shenanigans as he sings about his Kielbasa sausage doing cock pushups. Beck closes out the three-day set on Sunday with his hip-hop infused blues rock after an opening act by new-wavers, Metric. Last time Beck came through Bend he had a full puppet show replica of his band so we're expecting a kitschy and impressive performance again this year, complete with all the bells and whistles. Grab an inner tube, or load your pockets with joints and booze and buy a ticket—these shows aren’t to be missed.