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Our Picks for 11/29 to 12/6 

What to do in Bend and why!


thursday 29

Psychedelic mind-melt meets big band, meets laser lightshow, meets LSD-soaked awesomeness. The Monophonics sound like a mixture between a Grateful Dead jam and the soundtrack to an episode of Shaft, which is a good combo. All ages. No cover. 7 p.m. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St.

Awna Teixiera

thursday 29

Yup, she's got an accordion. And a banjo, and a guitar and a ukulele and she can play them all. With a haunting, smoky voice and an obsession with crime and the wilderness, Awna Teixiera combines folk-roots music with silly hats. 21+. $5. 9:30 p.m. Silver Moon Brewing Co., 24 NW Greenwood Ave.

Jingle Bell Run

saturday 1

Dress up as ole Kris Kringle and jump into the annual 5k fun run, which marks the beginning of the downtown Bend Christmas parade. Jingle with pride, because this event is for a good cause. Proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation. 12pm. Downtown Bend, Bank of the Cascades, 1100 NW Wall St.

The Nutcracker

saturday 1 – sunday 2

Clara, Fritz, the Mouse King versus the Nutcracker—it just isn't Christmas without the Nutcracker. Enjoy Tchaikovsky's two-act ballet as performed by the Central Oregon School of Ballet. The event is a benefit for Toys for Tots. $20/GA, $7/kids 12 and under. Three shows: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday; 3 p.m. on Sunday. Bend High School, 230 NE 6th St.

Holiday Book Sale

saturday 1 - sunday 2

Looking for a clever gift for your friends and family? How about one that will not only be appreciated but will also make you look smart? Go to this book sale. Book sales are awesome because you always walk away with a few gems without having to dish out too many of your hard-earned American dollars. Free admission. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m on Saturday; 1 - 4 p.m. on Sunday. Deschutes County Administration Building, 507 NW Wall St.

Brews & Bands: Hilst & Coffey

sunday 2

It's Sunday, but it's still the weekend—enjoy yourself. Kick back to the smooth sounds of Bend duo Hilst and Coffey. Their music mixes a guitar and a cello with crisp vocals for an ethereal Celtic sound. Pairs well with delicious beers, rich appetizers and good buddies. Free. 7 p.m. Broken Top Bottle Shop and Ale Café, 1740 NW Pence Ln #1.


monday 3

Bill Murray will surely be remembered as one of the best actors of our time. From Caddyshack to Moonrise Kingdom, we're not sure Murray has ever been in a bad movie. See him in the 1984 classic, Ghostbusters, alongside Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Ninkasi pints are only $3 and taste great next to CFC's cozy fireplace. No cover. 5:30 p.m. Crow's Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks.

Songs of Suffrage: Music That Helped Make History

monday 3

Eight years before the national approval of woman's suffrage in 1920, Deschutes County let the ladies rock the vote on December 3, 1912. Come celebrate the anniversary with a night of protest songs and beer. McMenamins brewed a special one for the occasion. Cheers! $5. 7 p.m. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St.

Tarantino XX: Reservoir Dogs

tuesday 4

Violence, profanity, pop-culture, and Steve Bucschemi's crazy eyes—Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs is as good now as it was when it was released in 1992. Celebrate Tarantino's 20-year career and the lessons learned from the cult classic, like never trust someone who doesn't tip. $12.50. 7 p.m. Regal Old Mill Stadium 16, 680 SW Powerhouse Drive.

Water Tower

wednesday 5

Water Tower got its start five years ago as a duo busking for loose change at U of O. Recognizable by their signature flannels, trucker hats and stompgrass shredding, they've grown to a four-piece, with a stand-up bass, guitar, fiddle and banjo that cranks out bluegrass standards and originals. Free. 7 p.m. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St.


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