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Our Picks for 3/3 - 3/11: Eric Tollefson, Art Fusion, Steve Kimock and more 

What to do in Central Oregon this week!

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Eric Tollefson and The World's Greatest Lovers

wednesday 3

Go to the Sound section for a profile of this local singer/songwriter and his band of Lovers. Tollefson will open the show with an acoustic set, followed by a full rocking gig later on. Free, all ages. 7pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

thursday-saturday 4-6

After enjoying an incredibly successful run, the local production of Ken Kesey's legendary story is sticking around for an encore weekend for three more performances. Take advantage of the borrowed time and make sure you check this out. $20/adult, $15/senior, $12/student. 7:30pm each night. Greenwood Playhouse, 148 NW Greenwood Ave.

The Fold, Until June, Lady Danville, Lynhurst and Capture The Flag

friday 5

Oh boy, is The Fold's tongue-in-cheek song "Every Band in the USA" hilarious. The intentionally overly popped-out track gives shout outs to Miley Cyrus and skinny jeans, all the while ripping the increasingly trite conventions of the mainstream music industry. The band's actual music is brightly colored pop-punk that's our all ages scene is going to love. $8/door. 7:30pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.

Art Fusion

friday 5

Painting and music collide into some sort of multi-headed, endlessly-eared artistic monster at this event that only the PoetHouse folks could pull off. Music is provided by The Autonomics, Mosley Wotta, MacDara, J. Hodgson and others while the PoHosters translate those sounds into visual art. $5 suggested donation. 9:30pm. PoetHouse Art, 55 NW Minnesota Ave.

Steve Kimock with CB3

saturday 6

Remember the last time Steve Kimock came to town? He dazzled a packed Domino Room with his funky Crazy Engine lineup. Now, he returning, playing along with the Chris Berry Trio, adding his lightning-like guitar work to Berry's Zimbabwe-based sound and impressive vocal stylings and groovy jams. Yes, you can dance to it. $20/adv at bendticket.com, Ranch Records, ticketwest.com. $25/door. 9pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.

Tone Red

saturday 6

Yet another local all-star act has arisen in Tone Red, featuring members of Moon Mountain Ramblers and part of the Person People backing band, along with female lead vocals for some bluegrassy goodness. $5. 9pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co., 24 NW Greenwood Ave.

Organizing Community to Overrule the Court

sunday 7

In case you haven't heard, the Supreme Court has recently made a ruling that will likely transform campaign finance as we know it and a group of locals aren't too pleased about this, calling it a path toward "corporate personhood." Riki Ott and David Cobb facilitate this community dialogue to help make a change. 7pm, Central Oregon Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas St.

Joe Bonamassa

sunday 7

Hit up the On Stage column and learn how awesome it is to say this dude's name and hear the blistering sounds of his blues guitar. $35, $45, $65/adv, $3 more day of the show. 8pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

Igor & The Red Elvises

wednesday 10

Another band making a return trip to the Midtown complex is this zany Russian band, which features plenty of Siberian influences and impressive hairdos. Oh and they've got one of the biggest damn guitar-like instruments you've ever seen. $12/door. 21+. 9pm. The Annex, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.

Playing for Change: Peace Through Music

thursday 11

If there ever was a film that displayed the global power of music, it's this documentary. Filmmakers traveled around the world with a mobile recording studio to capture musicians playing classic songs like "One Love" and "Stand By Me." Visit www.playingforchange.com and check out the trailers. Pretty powerful stuff. Benefits 106.7 KPOV, Bend Community Radio. $6/general, $5/members. 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.

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