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Our Picks for 8/25-9/2: The Dirty Words' Farewell Bend Show, Bob Dylan and John Mellencamp, Art in the High Desert, Clink Black, and more 

Bonnie & Clyde
ends sunday 29
If you read last week's paper, you learned from Suzanne Burns' review that Bonnie and Clyde is one of the stronger musicals to hit Bend in some time. The two-person play is closing this weekend, so if you haven't had a chance to see Jessica and Jeremy Bernard depict the infamous couple, jump on it. Plays Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 6pm. $20/regular, $17/students, seniors, groups. Thursday, Aug 26. Bend Performing Arts Center, 1155 SW Division St.

The Dirty Words'

Bend Farewell Show

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thursday 26

If you're a local music fan and or someone with ears who goes out to bars, you've probably heard the Dirty Words over the past two years. Well, now one of Bend's wildest indie rock bands is moving off to Portland to take a stab at that rock market, but not before giving us one last show at the Silver Moon. Faces will be melted. $3-5. 9pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co., 24 NW Greenwood Ave.

Bob Dylan And His Band
with John Mellencamp

Friday 27
Let us tell you something about Bob Dylan... oh, you already know who he is? OK, perfect. If you need to learn anything about this Johnny Come Lately Mellencamp fella, check out the Sound feature this week. $79.50/reserved, $48.50/GA in advance. $83/reserved, $53/GA day of show. 6pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr.

Art in the High Desert
friday-sunday 27-29
The summer's biggest art event is finally here and features more than 100 artists from all over the country and beyond. The show is also juried, meaning there are prizes to be won, so get out there and take a look at all these wares. Of course, the art is also for sale. To learn more about the event, visit artinthehighdesert.com or flip through the guide in this issue. Admission is free. 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday. Old Mill District, 520 SW Powerhouse Dr.

Voyager Spacecraft
Presentation

saturday 28
In case you didn't know, the Voyager 1 is one of the coolest things we as a human race have ever done. The unmanned space probe is now the farthest man-made object in space (10 billion miles from the sun and still moving) and has done all sorts of cool things along the way, like photograph Jupiter and carry the "Golden Record," an album from which extraterrestrials can learn more about Earth and it's inhabitants. You'll learn more about the Voyager mission at this program, which includes sky viewing from the observatory. 9-11pm. $9/adults, $6/children. 8pm-9pm Saturday, Aug 28. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Rd.

Alley Jam: Larry and His Flask, Mosley Wotta and more
saturday 28
We're not sure if downtown Bend is ready for this event, but they should be. It's going to be a radically fun one because two of Bend's biggest acts are headlining this show that's taking place in Tin Pan Alley between Franklin and Minnesota Avenues and benefits the American Cancer Society and the Division Street Skatepark Project. In addition to the wildass punky roots music of Larry and His Flask is live hip-hop from Mosley Wotta, ska-punk from Necktie Killer and more rap from Mindscape. It's all ages, entry is free and food/drink proceeds go to the charities. There's also live art exhibits hosted by Reclamation of the Arts and Music Project, and a skateboarding jam. Presented by Bo Asian Bistro. Free. 3pm-10pm.

Clint Black and
Luke Bryan

sunday 29

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The LSA series continues with another installment of big hat country, this time featuring 1990s mega star, Clint Black. Hey, did anyone see him perform at the ESPY Awards? It was pretty cool. Anyway, he's playing this show along side up-and-coming country crooner (and sexy looker, to boot), Luke Bryan. It's almost like that Crazy Heart movie, dontcha think? All ages. $59/rsvd and $36/GA in advance. $63/rsvd and $38/GA day of show. 6:30pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr.

10th Anniversary of
Regal Cinemas

monday-tuesday 30-31
The Regal Cinemas in the Old Mill have been open for an entire decade now. Yeah, that decade went by fast, didn't it? The theater is celebrating by putting some of the biggest movies of the past ten years back onto the big screen - because watching them on DVD just doesn't cut it. Here's a schedule: Princess Diaries Mon 12:30; Remember the Titans Tue 6:00; Phantom of the Opera Mon 3:00; Dark Knight Mon 8:50; Gladiator Tue 8:30;
Batman Begins Mon 6:00. Old Mill Stadium 16, 520 SW Powerhouse Dr.

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