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Catie Curtis

friday 17

This Boston native plays a sweetly blended mix of melodic vocals and crisp Americana guitar to produce a thriving brand of folk rock that you might have heard on Dawson's Creek. She's coming to the Old Stone as part of her national tour and for the female singer songwriter junkies out there, this is a must-see show. 8pm. $15. Old Stone Church, 125 NW Franklin Ave.

Big Fat Tour 2008

friday-sunday 17-19

You probably got a big, fat dose of information about this event in last week's Outdoors column, but it's finally here this weekend so indulge in several consecutive days of fully supported, guided and shuttled single track mountain biking bliss. Visit bendsbigfattour.com for details.

The Acorn, Ohbijou

saturday 18

Two ground-breaking Canadian bands bring their brands of experimental folk and orchestral pop to Bend. See this week's preview. All ages. 7pm. Free. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St.

Maragas Crush Concert

saturday 18

Why on Earth would we be sending you way out to Terrebone on a perfectly good Saturday? Three words: music, wine, food. Maragas winery is celebrating its Crush Party with some wine tasting and music from Reed Thomas Lawrence and his band with special guest Franchot Tone. Tickets available at Maragas tasting room at corner of Bond and Colorado. Concert is at Margas Winery, 15523 Hwy 97. 12pm-6pm. $35/person.

Renegade Rollergirls

sunday 19

What's with all the roller derby all over the place all of a sudden? Well, we're not complaining as The RRGs take to the rink with the Radar Lovers taking on the Wicked Pussycats. Doors open/BBQ starts at 4pm, bout starts at 5pm. Midtown Music Hall, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.

Slacker Uprising

monday 20

Most people don't even know that Michael Moore has released another documentary. That's probably because this flick wasn't released in theaters, but was rather distributed via free download and other avenues a few weeks ago. Slacker Uprising follows Moore and a gang of other musicians and celebrities on a 2004 tour to encourage slackers to get off the couch and vote President Bush out of office. Well, the slackers didn't quite make it happen, but this movie is worth watching anyway. 6pm. Bend Public Library, Brooks Room, 601 NW Wall St. Free, donations accepted.

Electronical

tuesday 21

Webcyclery movie night is back with a vengeance, showing Electronical, a killer BMX film featuring plenty of urban riding for you to holler at. Funds go to the Central Oregon Trail Alliance. 21 and over. 9pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis Theater, 700 NW Bond St. $5.

Super Happy Storytime Land, Snap Point, In the Advent of Honor

tuesday 21

The winner of this week's Most Deceptive Band Name goes to Sequim, Washington's Super Happy Storytime Land, a group with a sunshiny moniker but a death metal sound albeit with some catchy guitar hooks. They've also got some deceiving song titles like "Please and Thank You" and "I Wanna Be a Dinosaur." 8pm. Free. Long Shots Pub, 314 SE 3rd Street.

Free Thinkers Ball

thursday 23

Take a break from election season and eat, drink, dance and enjoy music from El Dante with KPOV and "Political Follies" from Around the Bend players. Flip to Liner Notes for more info. Boondocks Bar & Grill, 70 NW Greenwood Ave.

LYNX & Jamie Janover

thursday 23

LYNX is a Boulder-based acoustic/hip-hop act and Jamie Janover is the electronic music guru from that same town. Put them together and you've got what might be the most innovative dance party you're going to see in a long time. Pick up the Source next week for more info on this show. Doors open at 8pm, 21 and over. 9pm. $7. Silver Moon Brewing Co. 24 NW Greenwood Ave.

Comedy Show: Duane Goad, Joe Fontenot, Morgan Preston

thursday 23

Comedy is hard to come by in this town, so you need to get your laughs in when you can. The Tower brings Duane Goad to the stage for some pretty straightforward comedy - nothing too risqué, but quality stuff nonetheless. Also on the bill are northwest comedian Joe Fontenot and local host Morgan Preston. 8pm. $25. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.


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