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Our Picks for 9/29-10/7: Ellen Waterston, Evil Dead, and more 

What to do in Central Oregon the week of 9/29-10/7/2010.

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Ellen Waterston
Book Launch

wednesday 29

The executive director and founder of the Nature of Words is releasing her new book, a collection of essays entitled, "Where the Crooked River Rises, A High Desert Home" at this event. If you want a sample of Waterston's fiction, check out her short story in this week's special Fiction

6:30pm. Camalli Books, 1288 SW Simpson Ave.

Ignite Bend

thursday 30

It's time again for another installment of Ignite Bend, the multimedia event that brings the region's creative minds together to present on a wide range of topics while a slide show plays behind them. Chances are, you'll learn something. 7pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

Evil Dead:
The Musical

opens friday 1

Back for a second Halloween season after enjoying a well- received first run last year is Evil Dead: The Musical, a theatrical rendering of the famed tongue-in-cheek horror film series. But this version is full of campy songs and hilarious dialogue. Don't worry though, there's plenty of blood to be splattered and if you're lucky enough, you might get some on your clothes! It does wash out, so it's all cool. Runs through October 30. Thursdays - Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 5pm. $20/adults,
$18/students. Special shows: Weds, Oct 13 - $13 tickets; midnight and 7pm shows on Halloween Eve, Oct 30. 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave.

Top Shelf, TXE, The Kid Espi

thursday 30

If you haven't had a chance to check out the Madhappy Lounge, use this local hip-hop show as a chance to see some music in the former Bendistillery Martini Bar location. Bend's own Top Shelf has been kicking some fresh beats lately and are one of our city's most consistent beat makers. Also on board is local Kid Espi and Portland's TXE. 10pm. Madhappy Lounge, 850 NW Brooks St.

Art Hop

friday 1

Twice a year, First Friday goes big time for the Art Hop, which is happening on Friday night in downtown Bend. Take a look at the encyclopedia-sized (not literally) gallery listings in the Local Arts calendar and also check out the Arts On supplement. Downtown Bend. Kicks off at 5pm.

Night Under the Covers:
The Beatles

friday 1

If you don't like the Beatles, you need to check yourself before you end up wrecking yourself. Then, you should show up at this tribute to the greatest band of all time where local musicians, including Kousefly, Anastacia Beth Scott, Josh Hart Project, Stan Roach, Chris Chabot and others play tunes from the Beatles. 4pm. Tart, 920 NW Bond St.

The Redwood Plan

saturday 2

Back in town once again is Seattle dance punk party hounds, The Redwood Plan, who are touring in support of their new full-length release, Racing Towards the Heartbreak. Front woman Lesli Wood is a sight to be seen as she bounces about the stage, making you want to join in. Local rockers Yenn open. 9pm. Madhappy Lounge, 850 NW Brooks St.

Bend City Council
Candidates' Forum

monday 4

Not sure which City Council candidate to vote for? Well, then, dear reader, you need to get yourself informed and this forum, brought to you by the League of Women Voters, will do just that for you. 5:15pm. Bend City Hall, 710 NW Wall St.

The Devil Makes Three, Larry
and His Flask, The Dela Project

tuesday 5

No drummer? No problem, says this fiery Americana trio. Read more about the band in this week's Sound section. $17/adv., $20/door. 9pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.

Cowboy Junkies

tuesday 5

If you're a fan of alternative country you might want to get yourself to this show, because this band helped create that distinctive genre. The Canadian band first stepped into the mainstream with a cover of the Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane" in 1988 and have remained an alt-country staple since then, releasing more than 15 albums over the last 22 years. $17, $32, $38 in adv at 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

Greg Brown

wednesday 6

We've been lucky this year to have a string of incredible folk musicians stop off at the Tower and the latest of those is Greg Brown, the Midwest folkie known for his deeply rich voice. His records have earned him numerous awards, but it's always been his live performances that have made Brown a legend in the folk world. Longtime Brown collaborator Bo Ramsey opens. $30/adv, $35/day of show. 8pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.


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