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Our Picks for 3/17 - 3/25: Bend for Haiti Concert, Renegade Rollergirls, Irish Rovers, John Cruz and more 

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More Bars In More Places Tour

thursday 18

This hip-hop and DJ tour features some big names in the indie game, including Knobody (or Hieroglyphics fame), Germane, The Tones, Dice, DJ Caput live, as well as local rap stalwarts Cloaked Characters. It's going down in The Annex, perhaps one of the most underutilized yet classy local venues that should nicely accommodate this quality hip-hop showcase. $5. 21+. 8pm. The Annex, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.

Something To Sleep On:
Jo Lundberg Art Show

friday 19

Local artist Jo Lundberg displays all her zany new work, including large-scale oil paintings at this art show, which also features one of Bend's most intriguing new bands, Yenn. These psychedelic rockers blend a bubbly sixties-ish brand of pop and finish it with a headphones-friendly production sheen - but live they bring a party to its feet. Doors open at 6pm. Poethouse Art, 55 NW Minnesota Ave.

Bend for Haiti Concert

friday 19

See the Sound section for a feature on this Haiti benefit show featuring Reed Thomas Lawrence, funky-reggae from Rootdown, blues guitarist David Jacobs-Strain, and Eric Tollefson. $35/show, $50/show and afterparty at Liberty Theatre. 7pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

Fleece + Flannel Ball

friday 19

Do you have some fleece and flannel? Of course you do, you live in Oregon. Well, you can dress yourself in both fleece and flannel for this adults-only Arts Central membership appreciation party and dance to music from MC Mystic and enjoy other activities. RSVP to John Negrau at 541-633-7242 if you are already a member and wish to attend. Membership starts at $35. 5pm-9pm. Arts Station, 313 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr.

Jazz at Joe's Vol 21:
Rebecca Kilgore with PDXV

saturday 20

Somehow, the Jazz at Joe's series is already in its 21st installment, providing Bend with its most high-quality jazz option on a regular basis. This time around, we'll see jazz singer Rebecca Kilgore joined by esteemed (and aptly named) Portland quintet PDXV. $25/adv, tickets required, visit 7pm. Greenwood Playhouse, 148 NW Greenwood Ave.

Renegade Rollergirls Bout

saturday 20

This bashing of brains and gnashing of various extremities event features skaters from around the state, including combatants from Portland, Salem and the daunting forests and bloody peaks of Southern Oregon, as well as some of our most badassy Bend Rollergirls. $10, free for kids under 10. 8pm Midtown Ballroom, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.

The Irish Rovers

saturday 20

You may have read about this authentic Irish act on last week's St. Patty's Day page and how they've been at it for some 45 years. You may realize that this show is a good three days after St. Patty's - thus giving you permission to celebrate throughout the weekend. $35, $40. 7:30pm-9:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

John Cruz

sunday 21

We thought that the January show from Hawaiian folk Grammy winner John Cruz was a treat that we'd never get to taste again, like Crystal Pepsi, but it turns out Cruz is more like the McRib, which comes back just in time to quench our desire. With the sun starting to heat up (at least this week), it's time for some Hawaiian tunes. $15/adv at, $17/door. 7pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co. 24 Greenwood Ave.

WebCyclery Movie Night

tuesday 23

Stompin' Stu is the true story about perhaps the most dominant BMX racer in history, Stuart Thomsen. Watch a bicycle movie, have a cold beverage, raise some money for local trails, and maybe win a door prize. 9pm-10pm Tuesday, Mar 23. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St.

Debbie Friedman

wednesday 24

The Jewish Community of Central Oregon brings this renowned singer and songwriter to the Tower. $29/adults, $21/students, children. 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

HERstory Open Mic

wednesday 24

Once again, the Human Dignity Coalition gathers up some of the most talented musicians, performers and artists in the community to celebrate Women's History Month. The format is an open mic, so get brave and get up there. $5. Performers are free. 7pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co. 24 NW Greenwood Ave.


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