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Our picks for 1/3 to 1/9 

The best Bend has to offer this week.

The Clumsy Lovers

thursday 3

Straight outta Vancouver, B.C., The Clumsy Lovers are bumbling their way through Oregon but not without a pit stop in Bend. The folky bluegrass rock band has undeniable Celtic sympathies, but the banjo and drums keep the band solidly rooted in "newgrass" territory. All ages. $12. 6:30 p.m. The Sound Garden, 1279 NE 2nd St.

First Friday Art Walk

friday 4

Art walks are always a good time, so just think how lovely and romantic it'll be to sip wine and peep some art in the snow! There's Natalie Fletcher's live seminude body paintings at The Astro Lounge, works from plein-air landscape painter Eric Jacobsen at Mockingbird Gallery, street music, free wine tastings and other little treats that you'll only find by getting out there. 5-9 p.m. Downtown Bend.

'Out Loud' Spoken Word Poetry Workshop

friday 4

Poetry your thing? Then you're in luck. Jerry Brunoe and Toe Good Poetry are here to help. Brunoe has been published in numerous publications—use his expertise to advance your own craft. $18 Suggested donation. 1-4 p.m. Central Oregon Social Justice Center, 155 NW Irving Ave.

Silvero with All You All

saturday 5

Check out the Sound page for more on the local kick-ass surf rock band Silvero. $5. 21+. 8 p.m. The Horned Hand, 507 NW Colorado Ave.

MOsley WOtta with Pool Party

saturday 5

Local favorite MOWO always puts on a show worth seeing. This week he's paired with fusion group Pool Party who mix Vanilla Ice-style rapping with dub and electronica. 18+. $5 in advance, $10 at the door. 7 p.m. The Sound Garden, 1279 Northeast 2nd St.

Know Money

sunday 6

There's gold in them thar hills! Seriously. Discover Central Oregon's hidden treasures and hear about area gold prospecting, metal detecting, treasure hunting, rock collecting and more. Neat! Free. 2 p.m. Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St.

Cirque Ziva

sunday 6 and monday 7

The Golden Dragon Acrobats from Hebei, China, will be swinging and twirling their way across a multicolored stage for a night full of jaw-dropping entertainment. Pure athleticism. Tickets $27-$40 at towertheatre.org. Jan. 6 at 3 p.m. and 7:30; Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

Charity Ski Week

monday 7 – friday 11

Ski Mt. Bachelor for cheap AND support a local nonprofit. Get your $25 lift ticket voucher from a participating organization (MBSEF, Sparrow Club, Saving Grace, Oregon Adaptive Sports are but a few) and go skiing! Don't dally; this deal is only good Jan. 7-11. See mtbachelor.com for more info.

The Dirty Hand Family Band

thursday 10

The San Francisco-based band plays dirty blues and rowdy folk befitting a Friday night porch sit—assuming that porch has friends passing a jug and some jokes. The seven-piece band is on West Coast tour, see 'em here with outlaw country band Angel and the Badman. 21+. $5 8 p.m. The Horned Hand, 507 NW Colorado Ave.

Author Jennifer Egan

thursday 10

Distinguished novelist, short story writer and mega-famous Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Egan is presenting in Bend. She's reading from her award-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad and discussing her latest projects. Tickets range from $20-$75. 7 p.m. Bend Senior High School Auditorium, 230 NE 6th st.

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