And you didn't think you'd ever need the knowledge you gleaned from reading The Scarlet Letter in 9th grade...This Kansas-based death metal band is stopping off in town along with And Hell Followed With, Whisteria Cottage, American Me, Knuckle Sandwich and Give Nothing. Check out the bargain price on this one...very nice. 7:30pm. $10. Midtown Music Hall. All Ages.
Meissner Sno Park Fundraiser
Do you like skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, mountain biking or just plain chilling up at Meissner? Well then get yourself to this fundraiser to help keep the park up and running. This event includes dinner, entertainment, prizes and the delicate sounds of Bend's own Sweet Harlots. 5:30pm. Aspen Hall at Shevlin Park, 18920 Shevlin Park Rd. $10. $5 children under 12.
Loaded with fuzz and pumping out brightly colored sounds, The Pink Snowflakes are a Portland band that wears their psychedelic influences on its sleeves. Quirky, loud and metallic, you'll hear within the Snowflakes's sound some Flaming Lips as well maybe some MC5. 9pm. Players Bar & Grill, 25 SW Century Dr.
Kronkmen & Problem Stick
David Bowers Colony
Flip the page and read more about this local music guru's new album and this show. Shireen Amini opens. 8:30pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co, 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Super Bowl XLIII
In case you somehow forgot or maybe just don't give two damns about football, we thought we'd let you know that the Super Bowl is this weekend. Get your Velveeta and chili concoction and novelty sized beers ready...you only get to do this once a year, people. Game starts at 3pm.
Tweak Bird, Kandi Coated
Check the On Stage column in this issue for a writeup on one of the loudest and proudest rock duos you're likely to find. 8pm, Summit Saloon & Stage, 125 NW Oregon Ave.
International Guitar Night
This is the longest-running "mobile guitar festival" in North America. Each year three of the world's foremost acoustic guitarists join IGN founder Brian Gore to perform their latest originals and exchange musical ideas. That's convenient...let the culture come to you! 7pm. $20, $25 reserved. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.
The Grateful Dead Community: Alive and Well
My Own Two Feet
Gerry Lopez Book Signing
Gerry Lopez, in addition to being one of Bend's coolest celebrities and our only real surf legend, is also an author. He recently penned Surf Is Where You Find It and will be at the Between the Covers to sign your copy. Not every day you get to meet a legend, eh? 6:30pm-9pm. Between the Covers, 645 NW Delaware Ave.