Polar Plunge Deschutes benefiting Special Olympics Oregon
Don't believe the hype...opthermia! Oh come on, now. We're just kidding. It's not that cold, it's just the Deschutes River. Jump or crawl on in and raise money for the Special Olympics. Then afterwards you can rejoice in that warm tingly feeling you get when doing something nice for others...or that could be your body screaming for warmth. Plunge at 6:30pm. 4:30pm Friday, Feb 27. Riverbend Park.
Telluride's Mountain Film - On Tour
Oregon Sports and Fitness Expo and Desert Brawl
Head up to Redmond (or stay in Redmond, if that's where you live) and check out the latest in sports equipment, apparel and fitness gear. The event is highlighted by Saturday night's Desert Brawl cage fights with the main event featuring local fighting guru JT "Outlaw" Taylor taking on Northwest welterweight champ Mike Pierce. There's also ten other fights to feast your eyes on! Desert Brawl: Saturday 8pm. Deschutes County Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond. Free, $12 for fight.
CASA of Central Oregon Benefit
Tyler Fortier (read his profile on the next page), Doug Michaels and Bo Reynolds play this early show to benefit CASA of Central Oregon. Visit casaofcentraloregon.org for details. 4pm. $10 suggested donation. 28 Restaurant, 920 NW Bond St.
Brian O'Keefe Fly Fishing Slideshow
Person People CD Release Party
We've been waiting for a while now, but Person People, Bend's own hip-hop super tribe, is using Saturday night's shindig to celebrate the release of heartbeats, the band's new album. Read about the early days of PP in the Sound section. Eugene's jazzy funksters Eleven Eyes open the show. All ages. 9pm. $7. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.
Ruins of Ooah, Disco Organica
Local didgeridoo player Tyler Spencer has a new band, Ruins of Ooah, a band that promises to bring a set of tribal trance rock to the Silver Moon. Check out their absolutely sweet-as-hell band photo in the Clubs and Live Music Calendar. Disco Organica opens with a blend of trip-hop, jazz, funk, soul, blues, drum 'n' bass, and R&B. Silver Moon Brewing Co, 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
King Perkoff Band
Quick. Say the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Berlin, Germany." You just said "saxophone," right? Thought so. You were probably thinking of legendary sax man Ben "King" Perkoff, one of Germany's premiere blues players who's also played with the likes of Boz Scaggs, Robert Cray and Huey Lewis. All ages. 7pm. Free. McMenamins Old St. Francis School. 700 NW Bond St.
Latino Film Fiesta
We thought we'd give you early word on this festival, which organizers say is a cinematic journey celebrating Latin American film, featuring four independent, award-winning films from across Latin America. The event is a fundraiser for the Latino Community Association. Check back next week for reviews of the films you'll see at the fest. Venues: Thursday - Redmond High School; Friday: COCC Hitchcock Auditorium, Saturday: Tower Theatre. $5.