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Central Oregon Beer Week kicks off this week!

Central Oregon Beer Week kicks off this week!

Thursday 19

Inna Vision

WELCOME MAUN—Reggae from Maui comes to life and to Bend when this trio of beat-loving musicians stops by on tour. This is for people who love to relax and nod to the sweet sound of music. Pandora calls Inna Vision its highest streaming Hawaiian-based reggae group and it's easy to see why. These guys know how to make an audience sway. 9 p.m., Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $12 adv., $15 door.

Friday 20

Sure Fire Soul Ensemble

HEATED SPIRIT—It's the funky kind of sound that one would want playing as the background music of life. It's fresh, it's full of bass, it's the kind of jam for strutting one's stuff or planning a heist. There is a lot going on in each song, understandably because there are a lot of musicians combining their talents for the greater good. Get ready to walk with fire! 9 p.m., Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $10.

Friday 20 to Saturday 28

"Hedwig and the Angry Inch"

ROCK OPERA—Hedwig is one of the finest musicals written in the last few decades and it's about time it was performed in Bend. This Tony award-winning production tells the beautiful, touching and hilarious story of an East German transvestite trying to make it as the lead singer in a rock band. Great music and lyrics. 7 p.m., Kelly D's Irish Sports Bar, 1012 SE Cleveland Ave., Bend. $20.

Friday 13 to Saturday 28

"The Last Five Years"

MUSICAL— Thoroughly Modern Productions presents a musical told non-chronologically about five years of a relationship and its ups and downs. The two-person cast changes depending on what performance is seen, making it even more fun to catch this show twice. 7:30 p.m., matinees at 3 p.m., 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave., Bend. $22-$25.

Friday 20 to Sunday 29

Central Oregon Beer Week

DRINK—Over a week-long celebration of Central Oregon beer, a region with 26 breweries and counting! Expect events such as all day happy hours, tastings, brewer talks, a kick off party at Crow's Feet Commons and ending with the SMaSH (Single Malt Single Hop) Fest at McMenamins Old St. Francis. Check website for full schedule of times and locations: Prices vary by event.

Saturday 21

Pole Pedal Paddle

OUTDOORS—Gear up for the annual Pole Pedal Paddle, a relay with six legs including alpine skiing/snowboarding, cross-country skiing, biking, running, canoeing (or water boat of choice) and finally sprinting to the finish! Plus, the proceeds of Pole Pedal Paddle support Mt. Bacholor Sports Education Foundation programs. 9 a.m., begins at Mt. Bachelor, 13000 Century Dr., Bend; ends at Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. Free to spectators.

Saturday 21

Dyslexic GroOove

CON-FUSION—It's a local jam-fest of the highest caliber. The residential sounds of Shady GroOove meet the in-town sound of Dyslexic Prophet to create a jam-band baby born right here in Bend! It's rock. It's fun. It's all about a great evening supporting local musicians and having an awesome time while doing it. 10 p.m., The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. No cover.

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22

Civil War Reenactment & Living History

HISTORICAL—Several actors will be re-enacting life during the Civil War in 1863. There will be specific skirmishes throughout the day, as well as glimpses into the daily activities and struggles of people during the 1800s. There will also be a speech by Abraham Lincoln and an artillery demonstration! All day, House on Metolius, National Forest Road 980, Camp Sherman. $5-$8.

Sunday 22

Che Malambo

ARGENTINA ENERGY—Reminiscent of the show "Stomp," this performance company based out of Argentina brings an entirely new meaning to the word performance. The energy and rhythm put forth by these musicians/athletes will keep viewers at the edge of their seats. It's a show that will delight all senses and leave audiences stomping feet to the beat of life for weeks to come. 7:30 p.m., Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $34, $43, $54.

Wednesday 25

Bend Bike Film Festival

FILM FEST—This is a showcase of local short films focused on the Central Oregon cycling culture. The festival simultaneously celebrates riding and filmmaking talent, while also raising money for the Bend Endurance Academy, a nonprofit that promotes healthy living through active, outdoor experiences. This is a fun event supporting a very good cause! 7 p.m., Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $10-$15.

Bend Bicycle Film Festival 2015 from Bend Endurance on Vimeo.


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