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Our Picks for 6/22-6/30: Emily's Army, Hullabaloo, Last Band Standing, Pickett's Charge, Beatles Sing-A-Long, Oyster Off Road Aventure Race and more 

Our picks for 6/22-6/30

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Emily's Army

wednesday 22

What do you do when your dad is Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day and you like to play the drums? Well, you start up a poppy punk rock band, get your dad to produce your record, which you'll name Don't Be A Dick. But here's the thing - the album is actually incredibly solid, especially when you consider these kids are still in high school. Madhappy Lounge, 850 NW Brooks St.

NorthWest Crossing Hullabaloo Street Festival

friday 24

Up on the far westside of town, the NorthWest Crossing neighborhood is presenting its annual summer celebration, Hullabaloo. The event includes live music from Grammy Award winner Marc Cohn, Mosley Wotta and Franchot Tone, as well as a road cycling race series and plenty of stuff for the kids, including their very own bike race. For a complete rundown of events, see the festival's website at 8:30pm-10pm. 5pm.

Last Band Standing, Semifinals

friday 24

After a festive series of opening-round performances, Last Band Standing has entered its second round of competition, the semifinals. The first night of the semis includes sets from Stillfear, Hilst and Coffey, Tentareign, Sifted and Kleverkill, all vying for a much-coveted spot in the finals. Free tickets available from local sponsors. 7pm. Century Center, 70 SW Century Drive.

Pickett's Charge

sunday 26

Bragging rights are up for grabs this weekend when Pickett's Charge caps off the Oregon Classic XC mountain bike series in Bend. The annual race kicks off Sunday at 10 a.m. at Wanoga Sno-Park. Day-of-race registration will be held from 8:30-9:30. Last year the event drew some 250 riders and an equal number are expected for this year's mtb season finale. Spectators are welcome to cheer on a bevy of local riders. Information:, or 541-788-6622. Free/spectators. $25/adult racers, $15/juniors.

Beatles Sing-A-Long

saturday 25

"Look at all the lonely people... " Don't be lonely, go spend time with your Beatles-loving brethren at the singalong where you're sure to hear all of your favorites. Dress up like Lennon or McCartney or another one of your favorite '60s icons. Drink beer, eat pizza and cake... it'll be a hoot. You could even win a trip in a VW van around Hawaii's big island! Advance tickets are $12 ($10 for KPOV members), $15 at the door, $5 for kids. Tickets at 6pm-10pm. Century Center, 70 SW Century Dr.

Oyster Off Road Adventure Race

saturday 25

Who knows what you'll have to do to win the Oyster Off Road Adventure Race? All you need to know is that it's a one-day, urban adventure-race that requires only running shoes, a mountain bike and a cell phone to participate in. Run (and bike) around town with your race partner, gather clues and move on to the next adventure. Possible hurdles include, but are not limited to: zip lining, eating, kayaking, trivia, climbing and shopping. Whoa. Brush up on your shopping skills and register at $70/person. 8am. Deschutes Brewery, 901 Southwest Simpson Ave.

The Bite of Bend

saturday-sunday 25-26

Here in the Source offices, we've been fasting rigorously to prepare ourselves for the outlandish amount of food we're going to indulge in at this weekend's Bite of Bend Festival. There's more than just food here. There's also a chef competition, a beer run (it's exactly what it sounds like), a bartender's challenge and all sorts of activities for the kids. If you want to know more, you'll find plenty more info in the guide at the center of this issue. Downtown Bend. Saturday: 11am - 10pm. Sunday: 11am - 7pm.

Dido and Aeneas

tuesday 28

Would all the opera fans in the house please raise the roof? Woot woot! When we say "opera"... OK, so hyping an operatic performance as one would might promote a hip-hop show doesn't quite work, but it would do you good to get out to this night of high culture when the Portland Boroque Orchestra presents this classic opera about a royal marriage that turns tragic. If you have a pair of opera glasses you've been dying to use for their intended purpose, this is probably the time to get them out of storage. $15-$35 at 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

Amnesty International presents: Crossing Midnight

thursday 30

This documentary is presented by Amnesty International and tells the story of one million Burmese refugees on the run through the jungles of Eastern Burma as they flee from a brutal dictatorship. With all the fun things going on this week, you owe it to yourself to learn about an important yet mostly brushed-under-the-rug segment of history. 6pm. Thursday, Jun 30. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Rd.


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