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Our Picks for the Week of 5/6 - 5/14 

The Taffetas

through may 23


Flip to the Culture section to read a review of this play, set in the 1950s and centered on four singing sisters from Muncie, Indiana. Running Apr 30-May 23. Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8pm, Sunday matinees at 3pm. 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave. 312-9626. $20/adults, $18/students and seniors.

Epic Trail Ale release party featuring Quincy Street, Sweet Harlots

friday 8


We have a review of this Epic Trail Ale in the Microcosmos column in the Dining section, but we'd also like to alert you to the release party of the beer - which benefits the Central Oregon Trail Alliance, the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance and the Tumalo Langlauf Club - what a sweet outdoor trifecta, eh? There's also bluegrass from Quincy Street and all-female tunes from the Sweet Harlots. 7pm, Silver Moon Brewing Co. 24 NW Greenwood Ave. Donations accepted.


Alley Oop

friday 8

The second monthly occurrence of this outdoor alley party comes in the form of a music and cultural mini-festival with a hip-hop flavor. Musicians performing include Fernandez & Wolf, Mosley Wotta, Cloaked Characters and N.A.O.M.I.E. Alley between Thump and The Wine Shop. 5pm-9pm. $5, includes one beer. 55 NW Minnesota Ave.

Central Oregon Symphony

friday 8 - monday 10

Hey, we're not all hip-hop and rock music here at the Picks department. We can appreciate the finer side of the musical world, which is why we're recommending you check out the classical stylings of the Central Oregon Symphony, playing Friday through Monday nights at Bend High. Call 317-3941 or go to cosymphony.com for more info. 7:30pm. Free, tickets required. Bend High School Auditorium, 230 NE 6th St.

The Great Mustache Bash

saturday 9

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Oh boy, we love us the mustaches here at the Source and we often threaten to grow them- but seldom do. We're pretty busy. But we're pleased as punch to see some locals celebrating the manliest of the manly facial hairstyles. The festivities include music from Hawgwash and Ruins of Ooah and all proceeds go to the Division Street Skate Park Project. And you get in for only two bucks if you're sporting a 'stache, be it fake or real! Giveaways for sweetest 'stache! 9pm. $4, $2 w/mustache. Players Bar & Grill, 25 SW Century Dr.

2009 Cascade Chainbreaker Mountain Bike Race

saturday 10

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Now in its 12th year, the Chainbreaker has become one of the biggest mountain bike races in all of Oregon. And it's not just for pros - the event is built for riders of various skill levels, so get out on the bike and give it a whirl. For registration, call WebCyclery at 318-6188. 10am Sunday, May 10. Cascade Timberlands. $32 after May 5, $37 day of race.

Mother's Day

sunday 11

Call your mutha. Ya really need to call ya mutha. Seriously, do something nice for your mom, just like we did at the Source when our office manager bought a Costco-pack of cards, then addressed and mailed them for us.

Diego's Umbrella

sunday 11

Flip the page and read the preview. 8pm. $5. Silver Moon Brewing Co., 24 NW Greenwood Ave.

Bend Poetry Slam

wednesday 13

Yup, this highly popular monthly event is still going strong and continues to draw some of the areas most talented wordsmiths. If you've got something in your notebook you'd like to share, get down to the Moon and grab the mic. Sign-ups at 7pm, slam begins at 8pm. Silver Moon Brewery, 24 NW Greenwood Ave. $5.

Flowmotion with Izabella

thursday 14

Check out the On Stage column for more info on these two dance-inspiring bands. 9pm. $10. The Summit Saloon & Stage, 125 NW Greenwood Ave.

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