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Our Picks for 5/11 - 5/19: Last Band Standing, D's Place: Opening Night, Cicada Omega, Mosley Wotta, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers and more 

Looking for something awesome to do in Central Oregon this week? Here are our picks.

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COCC Student Art Exhibit & Juried Show

thursday 12

Last week, you very well may have seen some great pieces of art during the First Friday art walk, but expand your art-viewing scope a bit and take a look at some of the hidden artistic treasures to be found up on the hill at COCC. This exhibit and juried show just opened this week and runs throughout June 3, but you should head up there and take a look at all the drawings, paintings, ceramics, metalwork, sculptures, jewelry, photography and watercolors that students have produced this term. 4pm-6pm Thursday, May 12. Pinckney Center, COCC. 2600 College Way.

Last Band Standing

friday 13

Central Oregon's battle of the bands enters its second week of competition at the Century Center with sets from Concave Perception Chamber, Necktie Killer, Hilst and Coffey, AJ Engstrom and Dan Shanahan Band. Remember, tickets are free, so show up and vote for your favorite band. Because as Death Cab For Cutie always says, "The glove compartment isn't accurately named..and everybody knows it. So I'm proposing a swift orderly change."
8pm. Century Center, 70 SW Century Drive.

D's Place: Opening Night

friday 13

As you'll read about in this week's Culture story, local theater guru Howard Schor has written a play and finally has it ready for the community to see. The play, D's Place, is set in 1864 Denver and features a story about women in a brothel. Read the whole story for more about the production, which kicks off on Friday and runs through the month of May. 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave. Visit for tickets and show informations.

More Bars in More Places Tour 2

friday 13

If you haven't noticed already on this page, Friday is actually Friday the 13th. But don't freak out, there's plenty of good stuff to keep you far away from bad luck, like this hip-hop show that features a trio of Bay Area hip-hop heroes in Opio, A-Plus and Knobody. Also on the bill is local rap duo Cloaked Characters, whose Jay Tablet is rumored to be showcasing some of his solo tunes at this gig for his hometown fans. Caitlin Cardier, DJ Prajekt and Ubzorbd are also on the bill. 8pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.

Cicada Omega

friday 13

For whatever reason (probably because us Bendites are a little weird) there are a few super-odd bands that keep coming back to town, and Portland's Cicada Omega is one of them. Playing gritty blues on bizarre homemade instruments and generally rocking the faces off its audiences, Cicada Omega is a good bet for a crazy Friday the 13th. $6. 9pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co. 24 NW Greenwood Ave.

Beer Tasting, Mosley Wotta
and other fun things at Mt. Bachelor

saturday 14

As you should know, there is still a frickin' frick load of frickin' snow up on the mountain and Mt. Bachelor is taking advantage of the long season with this ski-and-party afternoon. Deschutes Brewery is up on the hill for a mini beer festival that gets you tastes and a stein for $15. For entertainment, Bend superhero Mosley Wotta is up on the mountain to jam out on the (hopefully) sunny slopes. Music at 12:30pm. Mt. Bachelor.

An Evening with Bob Clay and Jeff Bright

monday 15

Two legendary steelheaders will share their expertise and exploits earned from years spent on B.C.'s fabled steelhead waters. The evening includes a screening of Clay's short film, "A Steelhead Family" and Bright's B.C. presentation, "In the House of Mykiss." The event, which is sponsored by the Native Fish Society, also features a fundraising raffle with a chance to win a bamboo rod built by Clay. $10. 6:30pm Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St.

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers

wednesday 18

Making another pass through town, this Arizona dusty rock and roll quartet is set to again rip things up, this time up in the Annex above the Midtown. The band is excellently rocking with the band's namesake providing sweetly poppy vocals over solid musicianship. Also, hit up this show to see The Annex, a hidden gem in the Bend indoor music scene. Americana-rock. $15/adv, $18/door. 21-plus. 9pm. The Annex, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.

Empty Space Orchestra Album Release Party

thursday 19

We'll have a big ol' feature on this band in next week's paper, but we really need to give you the details on this show, which marks the release of Empty Space Orchestra's stunningly awesome new album. While ESO is well worth the price of admission, the show also features Bay Area pan-cultural rockers Diego's Umbrella and Portland funk trio The Quick and Easy Boys. Also, if you buy a ticket to the show early on, you get a free download of the new album. $15. All ages. 8pm. Century Center, 70 SW Century Drive.


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