Seeking alternative transportation to the mountain, three snowboarding buddies created a bike car—a four-passenger pedal-powered vehicle. The trio used it to travel across the Northwest during the winter of 2006 and even made a stop at Mt. Bachelor. The screening is a fundraiser for the good folks at Central Oregon Trail Alliance. 21+. $5. 9 p.m. McMenamins, 700 NW Bond St.
You may have already caught an episode or two of "Walking Dead" at the new Volcanic Theatre Pub, but Thursday is the official grand opening. Celebrate more culture in Bend by sipping a pint and watching Sling Blade, one of the best movies ever made. Flip to this week's Culture section for more on Volcanic. $6. 7:30 p.m. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr.
Not your kids' cartoons. But new this year to Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation is an all-ages show, The New Generation Festival, screening at 6 p.m. The big-kids version (18+), The Sick and Twisted Festival, is on at 9 p.m. Enjoy drinks and music in between. Good-cause laughs: Proceeds benefit KPOV, our community radio station. Two shows: 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. $19, or $24 for both shows at bendticket.com. Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood Ave.
If you're not familiar with the award-winning Telluride Mountainfilm Tour, you should know that this isn't just another shred-fest. At the 35th annual festival you'll see clips from environmentalist films, social disobedience films, mountain cultural films and yes, a few action sports shorts. The two-night Bend tour (also on Saturday) benefits The Environmental Center. $17.50 at towertheatre.org. 7 p.m. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.
Fiddler Jamie Laval is one of North America's most celebrated practitioners of Celtic folk music. And his energetic fiddling will make you want to click your heels and dance a jig with the nearest available warm body. See him with multi-instrumentalist Dan Compton. All ages. $8-$16 7:30 p.m. The Old Stone, 157 NW Franklin Ave.
Are you one of the many Bend residents who bitch about "nothing but bluegrass" coming through this town? Not this week, hombre. Riding in on a blast from the '90s is Pennywise, your favorite SoCal skate-punk band. They'll be playing along with fellow Cali punk rockers, Lagwagon. All ages. $21. 7 p.m. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.
The Minnesota brothers are like a two-man version of Old Crow Medicine Show meets Neil Young. The folk roots duo is in the middle of Western states tour, catch 'em while they're here. 21+. $5. The Horned Hand, 507 NW Colorado Ave.
Go see viola master Kate Hamilton on the final night of her three-performance run with the Central Oregon Symphony. Once again, Conductor Michael Gesme will lead the talented, volunteer-based orchestra through another moving show. Support classical music and you stay classy, Bend. Complimentary tickets at cosymphony com. 7:30 p.m. Bend High Auditorium, 230 NE 6th St.
History made fun. With beer! And with clever professors, like this week's presenter, Kevin Hatfield of the University of Oregon. Learn all about The Sagebrush Rebellion of the '80s and how the Reagan-supported, anti-federalist movement helped shape the landscape of the American West. Free. All ages. Free. 7 p.m. McMenamins, 700 NW Bond St.
From Wu-Tang to "The Wire," few artists—hip-hop or otherwise—are as accomplished as Method Man. The herb advocate acts, produces and writes, and his gritty flow is (almost) unmatched. Even after a career that's spanned two decades, he's managed to remain relevant. We just wish Redman was coming too... All ages. $28 on bendticket.com. 9 p.m. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.