Slick Side Down CD Release Party
The Summit Saloon & Stage
First Anniversary Party
Believe it or not, the Summit has been open for an entire calendar year and the popular nightspot is celebrating with what's sure to be a ripping set from Moon Mountain Ramblers and then dancing late into the night with DJ Moksha. The Summit has been through a bevy of entertainment changes over the course of the year, going from a live music venue to a dance hall and back again, but things are looking up over there on Oregon Avenue. No cover. Summit Saloon and Stage, 125 NW Oregon Ave.
MC Mystic Presents:
The Legacy of the Jacksons
It's all Jacksons all night! Venerable Bend DJ MC Mystic presents "The Legacy Of The Jacksons" which is sure to feature some Jackson 5 hits and your favorite Thriller moments...and perhaps some other less-memorable hits from the, um, less-desirable Jacksons. Yeah, that includes you, Janet, and you too, Tito. Still, this should be a pretty killer night. Old Mill Martini Bar, 360 SW Powerhouse Dr.
It's the thirteenth moon of the year, the thirteenth day of the month and Woody McBride's (aka DJ ESP) birthday. In celebration, DJs Novatron and Computer Controlled out of Seattle, DJ Markus Alan from Portland and local DJs Defekt & Jones and Thumprint Collective are coming together for a night of non-stop live PA. They're keeping the location under wraps until the night of, but we do know that you get $5 off admission if you bring two cans of food. $10 with 2 cans of food, $15 without. 18 and over (with ID). 9pm. Call 977-7547 for directions.
Braille, Cloaked Characters,
Mosley Wotta, and others
See this week's preview for info on Portland hip-hopper Braille and his connection to James Brown as well as his non-stereotypical hip-hop characteristics. 11pm. Old Mill Martini Bar, 360 SW Powerhouse Dr.
The Dirksen Derby is back again - tentatively, assuming Mother Nature gives Bachelor some much-needed snowfall. The format is the same as last year - speed your way down a technical banked rally course while avoiding bamboo gates, hay bales and cliff drops while the loose running order and ghetto timing system keep it interesting. This year's field also includes a "Token Skier" division and a "Sit-Skier" division. With contests, raffles and giveaways, be ready for plenty of laughs, crashes and surprises ...as long as there's snow. Signup starts at 8am. Mt. Bachelor, 13000 SW Century Dr, (800) 829-2442.
Webcyclery Movie Night:
Some Assembly Required
Check out this week's Culture story for more on the long list of Christmas plays descending on the area and also read more about Some Assembly Required, Eugene Stickland's lighthearted but deeply moving portrayal of a dysfunctional family at Christmas. Everybody needs a little theatrical family dysfunction during the holidays - ya know, just to make us feel like we're not the only ones with crazy families. Thursdays-Saturdays. 7:30pm. Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood Ave. 389-0803. $20/adults, $15/seniors over 60, $10/students.