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click to enlarge The Blitz mountain biking event ends at Tetherow Golf Club with a beer chug and arm wrestling, 6/16.

The Blitz mountain biking event ends at Tetherow Golf Club with a beer chug and arm wrestling, 6/16.

Thursday 16

The Blitz

RIDE OR DIE—This four-stage, Deschutes Brewery-sponsored mountain biking event features $1,000 cash prizes for the Big Air competition, Fastest on Pavement race, Hole Shot (first one through the two big boulders near Funner Trail start), and the Finish at Tetherow, which ends with a beer chug for anyone who crosses the finish line. // 5pm, Tetherow Golf Club, 61240 Skyline Ranch Rd., Bend. Free to watch.

Thursday 16 to Sunday 19

4 Peaks Music Festival

MUSIC FESTIVAL—Bend's premiere multi-day camping festival has returned. This year's lineup features more than a dozen bands, including the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Robben Ford, Jackie Greene, and The Jeff Austin Band. The festival is family-friendly, so bring the kids for a long weekend of music for your soul. // Rockin' A Ranch, 19449 Tumalo Reservoir Rd., Bend OR, $10-$190.

Friday 17 to Sunday 19

Bite of Bend

NOM NOM NOM—Enjoy three full days of eating and drinking some of Bend's finest foods and spirits. In addition to a veritable smorgasbord of edible delicacies, you'll find live music from local bands and plenty of libations to lubricate your dancing gears. Times, locations and activities are listed online. // General entry is free; bring cash for food and drink. Downtown Bend.

Saturday 18

GoodLife Brewing's 5th Anniversary Party

CELEBRATE—One of Bend's favorite breweries is celebrating its fifth birthday with an outdoor celebration. You'll find firkins and experimental barrel-aged beers on tap, and you can sip on the new Wildland or Brew Shed session ales to live DJ music while playing lawn games. // 2pm to 8pm, GoodLife Brewing, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend, $25 for all you can eat and drink.

Saturday 18

Slightly Stoopid

MIXED MUSIC—This Southern California band is stopping by Bend for the "Return of the Red Eye Tour." The seven-piece group has been playing together for two decades, so it knows how to rile up a crowd. SOJA, Zion I, The Grouch and Eligh will join the lineup to ensure a solid show. // 5:30pm, Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend, $35.

Saturday 18

Pet Pawlooza

DOGS—Enjoy a day of fun with four-legged friends at Bend Pet Express and BrightSide Animal Center's Pet Pawlooza. Join the 5k fun run/walk, participate in a walk-a-thon, and/or watch K9 patrol and agility demonstrations. You can also ask a vet those burning questions while perusing pet gear vendors and listening to live music. Admission to the fair is free; prices vary for athletic events. // 9am to 3pm, Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St., Bend.


Father's Day Demo Derby

DESTRUCTION—Admit it; your favorite dad loves destruction. If your dad fancies himself a Tim "The Toolman" Taylor, admiring the pretty power tools and wondering why he hasn't exploded yet, he'll love the demolition derby on Father's Day. The derby only lasts a day, but the memories will last a lifetime. // 11am, Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond. $6-$15.

Wednesday 22

David Childers

SOUND OF THE SOUTH—If you've ever danced slowly with a loved one or looked out longingly through a window on a rainy day, you'll probably enjoy the soulful singing and songwriting of David Childers. Hailing from North Carolina, his deep-meaning lyrics are all south at heart. // 7pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. No cover.

Wednesday 22

Justin Hayward

MUSIC—While his name might not instantly ring a bell, his music will. Justin Hayward is the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for The Moody Blues, pioneers of the "concept album." When "Days of Future Passed" was released in 1967, The Moody Blues left a mark on English rock music that has lasted for decades. Here's your chance to experience it yourself. // 7pm, Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $55 to $77.

Wednesday 22

Bad Cop Bad Cop

POP PUNK—Bad Cop Bad Cop, an all-female pop punk quartet, recently signed with Fat Wreck Chords and is coming to Bend to promote its debut full-length album, "Not Sorry," to be released on June 16. With Fat Mike (from NOFX and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes) producing, expect some seriously catchy music. // 8pm, Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $10.


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