Prince vs. Michael
The San Franciscan DJs of Bombhiphop return with the quintessential 80s showdown party, pitting The Purple One against the King of Pop in a turntable death match. Get your white glove on one hand and the skin-tight one-piece on your body, and you'll be all good. 9:30pm-2:30am. $5. Summit Saloon and Stage, 125 NW Oregon Ave.
Habitat for Humanity is now a household name, forever linked with former President Jimmy Carter, but once upon a time it was a fledgling organization, and Clive Rainey was its first volunteer. Hear of Rainey's experiences with HFH - and chances are you'll get that dose of inspiration you might be looking for. 7:30pm First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE 9th St. Free.
friday 23-sunday 25
OK, so we took the liberty of naming the three nights of music at the Les Schwab Amphitheater by this catchy name (a derivative of Sasquatch, the title of the nationally known Central Washington fest containing most of these bands). Things like this don't happen to often, so we took a stab at branding it. As you should already know, the lineup includes Michael Franti & Spearhead, Built to Spill, Death Cab For Cutie, Mates of State, The Decemberists, Modest Mouse, The National, and The Breeders. Flip to the Sound section for more! Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 Shevlin Hixon Rd.
The new age is now! Get a taste of one of new age's most well known performer in Snatam Kaur, who returns to Bend for another performance of yoga and meditation-infused music. Check out SnatamKaur.com to get yourself in the mood to flood your mind with goodness. Advance tickets at the Curiosity Shoppe and SpiritVoyage.com. 7:30pm. $25, $20/advance. First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE 9th St.
LAHF is dropping a new album, entitled Never Long Gone (go to the band's MySpace page and check out the track "Beggars Will Ride" - it's good), and being the crazy young punk rock stars that they are, the band is bringing in a whole bunch of other bands to help them celebrate. All these acts sport more than enough street cred, but as of late we've had an ear on Redmond's Necktie Killer, which plays a punk-infused brand of ska (with plenty of horns!) that we haven't heard since the heyday of Reel Big Fish, Less than Jake, Five Iron Frenzy, and the like. 7pm. $8. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.
Tales of a Northwest Naturalist
You might recognize the name Jim Anderson, that's because he's the bird-loving guy behind the Source Weekly's own "Natural World" column. Learn even more about his life as a naturalist at this event. 6:30pm. Paulina Springs Books, 252 W Hood Ave, Sisters. 549-0866.
California-born teacher, counterculture icon and performer Das serves up groovy Yogic ambience. The dude is a legend, get in on it, crazy kids! 7pm. $30, $20/advance. Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin Ave.
thursday 22 and wednesday 28
In concert with Michael Franti & Spearhead's show here in Bend, the local non-profit Rise Up International presents screenings of the musician and activists' documentary at McMenamins and then the film pops up again at COCC! The film follows the musician through Baghdad, Palestine and Israel as he speaks to everyday folks affected by war. Thursday: McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St. Wednesday: COCC, Pioneer Bldg, Hitchcock Auditorium, 2600 NW College Way.
Donna Jean & the Tricksters
For all of you heads of the Dead variety out there, the name Donna Jean Godchaux is inseparable from 1970s Grateful Dead. She's got herself a ripping band, a well-received CD, and now is coming to Bend. We talked with her, so check back next week and read more. Tickets at Ranch Records and TicketsWest. 8:30pm doors, 9:30pm showtime. $15, $13/advance. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.