New to the Bend's Americana scene, but bursting out of the gates with a solid hold on the genre, this all-female trio of pickers seems on-spot with three-part harmonies. Their music is folky as a whole, but also hits heavily on bluegrass and a little bit of blues. Nice old-timey meets space age name, as well, might we add. 7pm. Parrilla Grill, 635 NW 14th St.
Alley Oop Block Party
It's only April, but how about a block party? The alley between the wine shop and Thump Coffee is lighting up this (hopefully warm) spring night with a lineup of six different bands highlighted by Bend veterans Sagebrush Rock. And thus, we hereby begin the outdoor music season. $5. The Wine Shop & Tasting Bar Alley, 55 NW Minnesota Ave.
Ever feel like your mountain lifestyle could use an injection of worldly culture every now and then? Yeah, we get that feeling too, which is why we're recommending this all-day celebration of cultures from around the world. There will be song, dance and plenty of learning opportunities for kids and adults - just the boost you're looking for. And it's free! 11am-6pm Saturday, Apr 18. Redmond High School, Hartman Campus, 675 SW Rimrock Way.
Central Oregon Earth Day Celebration
We love the Earth. In fact, it's our favorite planet. Yeah, it even beat out Saturn - sexy, sexy rings and all. If you're a fellow Earth lover, head downtown to celebrate Earth Day with the Procession of the Species (a parade with individuals young and old alike costumed as their animal of choice). Trashformations will also be present once again, showing off art created from, you guessed it, trash. There's also plenty of music including The Sweet Harlots, Shireen Amini and Patrick, David Bowers and Colorado bluegrass up-and-comers Mountain Standard Time. Troy Field (located off of Bond St, next to McMenamins. 11am. Free.
Mountain Standard Time
Remember that band, Mountain Standard Time we were just telling you about? Well they're also playing at the Silver Moon later Saturday night. Turn the page and read more about this Nederland, Colo. sextet. 9pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co., 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
The Green Party
When Earth Day winds down over on Troy Field, take the party over to the Tulen Center for the Green Party, featuring music from hometown funkateers El Dante and New Hampshire dubtronica outfit Roots of Creation. 8pm-2am. $10. Tulen Center, 20 NW Greenwood Ave.
Banff Mountain Film Festival
You might think these guys are from the Northwest by the amount of times they've rolled through town, but truth be told, this award-winning bluegrass act is actually from Kalamazoo, Michigan. It's hard-driving, lightin'-fast pickin when these guys get a rolling. 7pm. $10. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St.
The Smile Ease
Randy Liedtke, Kyle Kinane
Flip to the Culture section for more on this hometown comedy hero's homecoming show. 8pm. $10. Summit Saloon and Stage, 125 NW Oregon Ave.
40 oz To Freedom
Oh tribute bands...how we love thee. Let us count the ways. Naa better not. This San Diego quartet replicates the sounds of storied SoCal band Sublime. From what we've heard, these guys are pretty damn spot on in their impression - especially the Bradley Nowell vocal impression. Most never had a chance to see Sublime back in the day, so this is as close as you're gonna get. 7:30pm. $10. All Ages. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.
Igor & Red Elvises