thursday & friday 22-23
Renowned writer and photojournalist David Bacon lectures on his new book Illegal People? Globalization, Migration and the Criminalization of Immigrants. Bacon discusses how U.S. trade policy and immigration are linked, creating a comfortable investment platform and setting migration into motion. Bacon brings out the human side of globalization, pulling at our heartstrings with his words and mesmerizing photos. Thursday: Hitchcock Auditorium in Pioneer Hall, COCC, 2600 NW College Way. Friday: Hitchcock Auditorium in Pioneer Hall, COCC, 2600 NW College Way.
Central Oregon's most bonafide rock stars are back with their pre-Fleet Foxes blend of folk-laced tunes. Check out the On Stage column for more. 8pm. $5. Silver Moon Brewing Co. 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Check out the feature story on Bend's favorite acoustic act and the release of their new album, Let It All Be Good. All ages. 7pm. $10. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. 317-0700.
The Quons Ronald McDonald House Benefit
What's this? An all-ages show at the Silver Moon and on a Sunday, nonetheless? That's right and it's for a very good cause to boot! All proceeds from the show featuring the Quons, benefit the Ronald McDonald House here in Bend. As you probably know, the Quons are a local husband and wife duo who play with a silky acoustic touch. All ages. Call 318-4950 for more info. 4pm-9pm. Donations accepted. Silver Moon Brewing Co., 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Guttermouth, Hands on Throat, Tuck and Roll
It's one of SoCal punk's biggest names of all time right here in Bend for your moshing and mohawk wearing pleasure. Local openers Hands on Throat and Tuck and Roll open. See the Sound section for our interview with Guttermouth's Mark Adkins. 8pm doors, 9pm show. $14/advance, $16/day of show. Tickets at Ranch Records and ticketswest.com.
Sandman the Rappin' Cowboy, The Dirty Words
WTF? A rappin' cowboy? Apparently, that is exactly what this North Dakota-based artist, real name Chris Sand, does. He blends country-influenced tunes with the basics of hip-hop for some pretty damn interesting tunes. While this might sound like a gimmick, Sandman's tunes are actually pretty damn catchy, especially when he leans more toward the country side of things. Surging local indie rockers The Dirty Words open this show. 8pm. $5. Silver Moon Brewing Co. 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Backcountry Film Festival
A group looking to garner support for making Tumalo Mountain a motor-free zone is hosting this night of backcountry skiing films. On the slate are Hand Cut, My Own Two Feet, Ride it Out and more. Tuesday, Jan 27. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St. $5 suggested donation.
The Sweet Harlots
Although the band has undergone a lineup change, the Sweet Harlots are still in effect and very much still comprised entirely of females. Songstress Laurel Brauns is at the helm of this operation that features Amy Mitchell on cello and Esther Kang on harmonies. The trio is unveiling its new look and sound at this free show - which is not just for ladies mind you, so check it out fellas. 7pm. Free. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Father Luke's Room.
Al Di Meola
This guy very well might be the best guitar player in the world, seriously...or at least one of them. His career has brought him on stage with some of the world's most renowned musicians like Carlos Santana, Jimmy Page and many others. His smooth jazz is supremely technical and thankfully never wanders into dentist office territory. 7pm. $40/adv, $45/door. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. 317-0700.
The local author reads excerpts from her latest novel, Hannah's Dream, and autographs copies for readers after the presentation. Hannah tells the tale of a lone elephant whose about to retire to an elephant sanctuary in peace, but suddenly becomes the star of the zoo's revitalization attraction. You'll be trumpeting for this beautifully told story with a heart bigger than the elephant it's told about. Barber Library, COCC, 2600 NW College Way. Free.