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Redwood Son & The Forestry

wednesday 13

Singer/ songwriter Josh Malm has the rare ability to combine alt-Americana integrity with pop vibrancy. His music has the light playfulness of Jack Johnson, if Johnson had been inspired by tall trees rather than sandy beaches. Voted “Best New Artist" of the Portland Music Awards in 2011, Redwood Son’s simple catchy and folky songs unravel the yarns of Malm’s childhood in Northern California and beyond. Free. All ages. 7pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St.

Pickin’ & Paddlin’ with Pitchfork Revolution

wednesday 13

Splish Splash! Pickin’ and Paddlin is back! Surrounded by raft guides and kayakers flocking back to their summer stomping grounds, you can drink delicious beers and enjoy Pitchfork Revolution’s fast-pickin’ bluegrass. Buy a glass and refill for free all night on kegs from Cascade Lakes and Deschutes with proceeds going to a potential whitewater play park near the Colorado Bridge. Free. 7pm. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6.

Cruiser Crawl and Poker Run

thursday 14

Another installment of the inaugural Subaru Games, this event combines two of Bend’s strong suits, if you will— bike riding and beer drinking. Participants start at Cascade Lakes where they pick up a poker map anytime after 4 p.m. on Thursday that will guide them to seven other local breweries where they will collect cards. Prizes for the best poker hand will be awarded at each stop with a grand prize handed out at Century Center, your final stop. 21+. Anytime after 4pm. Cascades Lakes Brewing Co. 1441 SW Chandler.

The Singing Chef Andy Lo Russo

thursday 14

Celebrity chef and author Andy Lo Russo hosts a culinary and musical tour of Italy complete with wine, recipes, songs and tastings. $110 gets you a seat onstage at Andy’s table with food and wine included, or go a la carte for $35 and enjoy the show and two tastings. Proceeds to benefit Assistance League of Bend.  Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $35-$110.

Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens

saturday 16

Ladies showing off their boobies in support of boobies everywhere. A performance from scandalously, sexy burlesque dancers along with two rockin’ local bands. Fifty percent of the proceeds go to Keep-A-Breast.org whose mission is to introduce young people to methods of prevention and early detection of breast cancer. Avery James will growl his gothic blues, and Kentucky's Long Rifle will shake the house with their high-energy dirt bag rock. 8pm.  $10 at Bendticket.com. 21+. The Horned Hand 507 NW Colorado Ave.

The Yawpers

sunday 17

This Boulder, CO trio plays gritty, country infused rock n’ roll. Their revival Americana sounds like a blend of Wilco and Bruce Springsteen, with a dash of that classic Colorado bluegrass reminiscent of Yonder Mountain String Band. Add dynamic gravely vocals and song structures with the drama of early ‘90s Garth Brooks, and you’ve got a matched recipe for rollicking indie-country rock and boot stompin’. $9 at Bendticket.com. You must be 18+ or w/ adult to attend. 8pm. The Sound Garden 1279 NE 2nd St.

Coyote Music Festival

friday 15-sunday 17

Summer Lake Hot Springs offers mineral pools, regional vendors, workshops and camping in the beautiful High Desert. Fire dancers, healers and other distinctly Burning Man activates will round out a weekend of great music. An eclectic range of genres will be represented with everything from Crystal Bowl Sound Vibration Meditation to Tony Smiley the “Loop Ninja.” Just remember, bathing suits are required 9am to 9pm in the hot springs, so keep your shorts on. $85/adv $105/at the gate. Summer Lake Hot Springs, 41777 Oregon Hwy. 31 Paisley, OR.

Queer Prom

saturday 16

Dress up as your favorite super querro (think super hero) and trip the light fantastic at the 4th annual Queer Prom. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume and all proceeds benefit Central Oregon’s Human Dignity Coalition, a local non-profit serving our LGBTQ community.  This family friendly, alcohol-free event starts at 7pm and is open to all. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults, $15 couples, but no one will be turned away for lack of cash. The Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin Ave.

Oleanna

saturday 16-23

Thouroughly Modern Productions presents Oleanna by David Mamet June 16-23. Directed by David DaCosta and starring Bailey Olmstead and Richard Mueller this two-person play deals with the challenging themes of sexual harassment, student/teacher relationships and political correctness. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Second Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave.

 

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