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thursday 16

Alex Rios & Scoot Herring

COMEDY—A remarkable pairing of comedians: The dry humor of Alex Rios, a Bend original, but a finalist for Portland's Funniest Person Contest, and the rapid fire, fantastical quips from Scoot Herring, runner up in the 2014 Oregon's Last Comic Standing. 8 pm. Maverick's, 20565 Brinson Blvd. $5.

thursday 16

Add the Words

FILM—This 2014 BendFilm selection, chronicling the struggles of Idaho LGBT rights activists to win statewide nondiscrimination protections, returns to Bend in honor of organizer Nicole LeFavour speaking at TEDxBend this weekend. LeFavour and filmmaker Cammie Pavesic will be in attendance. Additional screenings April 17-19. 6 pm. Tin Pan Theater, 869 NW Tin Pan Alley. $10.

thursday 16

Sean vs. Shawn

COMEDY—Comedian Sean McBride tackles relatable topics (like awkward social media interactions with his parents and his love of "cougars"). Meanwhile, Portland-based funny guy and doppelnamer Shawn McBride has cleverly locked down, though it doesn't seem to be working. The only way to find out which Sean/Shawn is funnier is to see them both in action. 8-10:30 pm. Summit Saloon, 115 NW Oregon Ave. $8 adv., $10 door.

saturday 18

Banff Mountain Film Festival FILM—Always a crowd pleaser, the Banff Mountain Film Fest features short, inspiring films about the adventure of climbing, mountain expedition, remote cultures and the world's last great wild places. Traveling across the US and internationally Banff Film is brought to Bend by REALMS Charter Middle School with all profits from the local screening helping to fund REALMS' fieldwork and travel study programs. 7 pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $25 adv., $30 door.

saturday 18

Gala de Oro

CULTURE—The Latino Community Association hosts its inaugural gala, a celebration of Latino cultures including small plates, beers, wines, and margaritas to fuel a night of dancing to the sounds of 11-piece Latin social band Conjunto Alegre. Don't know the moves? Dance teachers will be on-hand to show you the way. 6 pm. Boys and Girls Club of Bend, 500 NW Wall St. $55.

saturday 18

The Expendables

MUSIC—Like musical ambassadors, The Expendables carry the vibes of Santa Cruz with them to each show. Plucky wah-wah guitar chords, easy thumping backbeats and lyrics that gently work through metaphysical challenges and love aches. It is easy to hear a mellowed-out version of Sublime here. 9 pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $20.

sunday 19

Alex de Grassi & Andrew York GUITAR—Grammy nominee Alex de Grassi and Grammy winning classical guitarist, Andrew York, join forces to fuse the sounds and traditions of steel and nylon into a unique duo program. With roots in seemingly different traditions, their mutual passion for exploring all types of music has led these two acclaimed composers/performers to find a common ground where steel-string and classical guitar interact seamlessly. 7:30 pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $25 adv., $30 door.

monday 20

Western Settings

MUSIC—This is the show that you have been saving that shirt with the ripped off sleeves for. Aw, c'mon, you know the one. What is it? The Descendants on the front? With '80s' punk-fantastic guitar chords, crashing drum beats and screaming, yet melodious, anthems, Western Settings proudly carries the SoCal punk torch. 9 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century. $5.

tuesday 21

Awesome Bend Pitch Night

DO-GOODING—Got an idea for how to make Bend more awesome than it already is? Well, prepare your pitches. The inaugural Awesome Bend Pitch Night is a live crowdfunding event—Shark Tank style—that awards $1,000 to the top proposal. While "awesome" is open to interpretation, the ideas should contribute to the good of the community. 6-8:30 pm. Deschutes Brewery Tap Room, 1044 NW Bond St. No cover.

wednesday 22

Breakfast Club

FILM—As powerful as Claire hooking up with John Bender, the Source Weekly teams up with Bend Film to present the biggest and best Breakfast Club 30th anniversary in the country! Costume contest, and a pre-film Q&A with Thomas Del Ruth, who was the movie's cinematographer and now lives in Bend. 7 pm. Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin Ave. $8 Bend Film members, $10 general.

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