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Our Picks for 11/17-11/24 

An assortment of events The Source staff recommends for you.

Wild Horse, Wild Ride

thursday 17

If you didn't make it to BendFilm, you might not know about a great a documentary called Wild Horse, Wild Ride, which took home the Audience Award at this year's festival. The stunning documentary shares the story of a handful of unforgettable characters as they set out on a 100-day quest to tame a wild mustang. Following the screening, the directors of the film, Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus, will be answering questions via Skype. $12 at 7pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

Last Comic Standing Finals

friday 18

After three weeks of preliminary rounds and semifinals, Central Oregon's Last Comic Standing has reached its final round. Here's a list of the six comics who have made it all the way to the end: Tim Finley, Stan Whitton, Jason Silveus, Chelsea Woodmansee, Alex Rios and Samantha Albert. Each of them will be hitting the stage with the hope of winning $5,000 in prizes. If you know these people, you best show up and vote for them - it's completely decided by audience vote. Also on the bill is professional comic Johnny Loquasto, who will be warming up the crowd with his touring hilarity. 21 and over. $15 at 8pm. Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin Ave.

Fourth Annual Homegrown Reunion

friday 18

Want to see pretty much every awesome act in town play on one stage? No, we're not talking about the Bend Roots Revival, but rather the Homegrown Reunion show, which brings out some excellent local musicians to play in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Oregon. Appearing at this show are Empty Space Orchestra, Mosley Wotta, Leif James, Your Birthday, Dennis McGregor, Brent Alan & His Funky Friends, Moon Mountain Ramblers, Brad Bailey, Mark Ransom and Kaleb James. The attire is "Central Oregon cocktail," which we can only assume means you're supposed to wear an extra fancy beanie. 21 and up. $12/$15 door. 7:30pm. Special VIP event at 6:30. Century Center, 70 SW Century Drive.

High n Fire, Warm Gadget, Indian

saturday 19

Never heard of this Oakland band? Well, you should know they're one of the foremost auteurs of the "stoner metal" genre, which means they play a ferocious brand of fast, loud sounds. This big ol' metal celebration is going to bring out a gathering of this cult band's loyal followers who will revel in songs from High on Fire's latest album, the awesomely metal-esque named Snakes for the Divine. Also on the bill are local experimental electronic thunderheads, Warm Gadget, in addition to Indian. $13adv/$16 door at, Ranch Records and TicketsWest. All ages. 9pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.

Rail Jam and After-Party Featuring
The Autonomics

saturday 19

As you're reading this, there's a chance that it's already snowed a little bit in your part of town. If so, you should be getting into the snowy mood by heading over to Saturday's rail jam at Skjersaa's on Century Drive. Check out some awesome lower elevation hang time and then head to the Century Center, where Bend-turned-Portland indie punk band, The Autonomics, are headlining the 92/9 FM Fifth Anniversary party. Yeah, there's a lot going on with this, but all of it is cool and all of it is free. Show begins at 9:30pm. Century Center Ballroom, 70 SW Century Dr.

Kyle Andrews

saturday 19

Mark down another kudos for the Sound Garden, Bend's newest music venue, for scoring this show featuring Nashville electronic pop rocker Kyle Andrews, whose new album, Robot Learn Love, has been in constant rotation here in the Source offices. We'd recommend it for lovers of M83 and or maybe Death Cab for Cutie. And did we mention he has a song called "Lazer Tag With Imaginary Friends" that's downright awesome? $13 at 7:30pm-10:30pm. The Sound Garden, 1279 NE 2nd St.

Rockin' Dave's Feast for the Community

sunday 20

You're going to need to stretch that stomach out a bit before Thanksgiving, and if you're going to do that, you might as well do it for a good cause. This big feast benefits NeighborImpact and features the food of chefs from Tratorria Sbandati, Zydeco, Brother Jon's, Jewelz, Astro Lounge, Deschutes Brewery, Level2 and Silver Moon Brewing. $28. For more info contact Sandy at 541-548-2380 ext. 148 or email 5pm. Hollinshead Barn, 1237 NE Jones Rd.

Turkey Trot

thursday 24

In case you didn't know, Thursday is Thanksgiving and rather than spend the beginning of the day watching football and plotting out your overeating strategy, why not actually burn some calories? If that sounds good, make your way down to the Old Mill, near the Les Schwab Amphitheater, for the Bend Turkey Trot, for either a run or walk at distances of 10k or 5k. Race begins at 9 a.m. Visit to register.


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