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A Deeper Shade of Blue

thursday 28

SURFING FILM—Surf filmmaking maverick Jack McCoy is back. This time he leaves behind his typical focus on riding waves and explores the history of surf from the first folks who dreamed of mastering the breakers to current technologies and culture. Followed by onscreen panel discussion. $12.50, 7:30 p.m., Old Mill Stadium 16, 680 SW Powerhouse Dr.

Isaac Paris and Isaac Pierce

thursday 28

MUSIC—No, that's not a misprint; Isaac Paris and Isaac Pierce are two different bands. Paris and the Awkward Situations are a comedy/circus-rock combo. Pierce rattles off reflective lyrics over acoustic folk songs. Local rockers Silvero round out the lineup. $5, 8 p.m., The Horned Hand, 507 NW Colorado Ave.

Machine

friday 29

MUSIC—Add one part sultry redhead to two parts vintage piano plus one well-dressed drummer, a smidge of Fiona Apple skulk and a pinch of punk rock and you've got Portland's Machine. The heavy, sexy, distorted piano and drum duo return to Bend with Seattle rockers Antique Scream. 21+. $5. 8 p.m. The Horned Hand, 507 NW Colorado Ave.

Northorn Lights Birthday Party friday 29 MUSIC—Instead of cake and ice cream, Northorn Lights is serving tasty beats from a slew of area rappers and producers for his birthday party: Buck Turtle, Scotty Del, J Dubb, Cast-Iron, Mez, Opasit, Diction-One and Bad Habitat. Put on your dancing pants and celebrate with Northorn Lights, Bend's '80s-happy emcee. Top Gun samples! 21+. Free, 9 p.m., Liquid Lounge, 70 NW Newport Ave.

Operalicious

saturday 30

OPERA—Three of the most well-trained and talented singers in town will bring a fresh feel to a collection of beloved opera arias, duets and trios. No fat ladies in Viking horns here—Cascade Chorale Director James Knox and local soloists Melissa Bagwell and Jimena Shepherd are young and styley. Read more in Culture this week. Free, 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church. 680 NW Bond St.

Workhouse Anniversary Party

saturday 30

ANNIVERSARY—It's been a year since the Workhouse established itself as the center of independent art in Bend. The collective has thrown last Saturday events every month and a few other special little soirees like a holiday bazaar that did indeed feature the bizarre. But nothing will top its birthday party. Wilderness (one of our favorite bands!) plays live. 6 p.m., The Workhouse, 50 SE Scott St. #6

Kayaking for All

saturday 30

KAYAK—Brace for a weekend of kayak love. The quarter-mile Riverhouse Rendezvous kayak racecourse opens for practice runs Saturday. Then get inspired at the Reel Paddling ode-to-the-kayak film festival ($12-$15, 7 p.m., Tower Theatre Saturday night). On Sunday race or watch as boaters roll and ferry their way down the Class 2+ slalom course behind the Riverhouse (10 a.m.). More info at tumalocreek.com.

Easter

sunday 31

EGG HUNTS—The Easter Bunny has been taking a few ski lessons lately, and will be hiding eggs at 9:45 a.m. along Home Base (beneath Sunshine). For those who prefer two feet to two skis, there's the annual egg hunt at 9 a.m., Juniper Park, 800 NE 6th. For four paws, Bend Pet Express East hosts its third annual puppy egg hunt. 3 p.m., 420 NE Windy Knolls.

Bring Out Your Dead!

monday 1

LECTURE—Who knew that Public Health Week could be so . . . fun(ny)? To celebrate, Professor Mark Eberle presents "Bring Out Your Dead! An Illustrated History of Plague," a gross and oddly charming lecture-turned-art show that mixes European works of art and Hollywood movie clips about disease and plague. Free, 6:30 p.m., McMenamins Old St. Francis School.

Benefit for Ukuleles for Youth

wednesday 3

UKULELES—The mini-guitars are as adorable as pugs and miniature horses! And, who knew? They are hip! Local musicians are raising funds to help purchase and distribute the Hawaiian-style guitars to area youth and schools. Music by Brent Alan and his Funky Friends, Hobbs, JZ Band and The Mostest. $10, 6 p.m., The Belfry, 302 E Main Ave., Sisters.

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