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Steep Ravine plays a blend of classic genres like jazz, bluegrass and rock at Volcanic Theatre Pub, 8/18.

Steep Ravine plays a blend of classic genres like jazz, bluegrass and rock at Volcanic Theatre Pub, 8/18.

Thursday 18

Steep Ravine

SF BLEND—California dreaming just got a new soundtrack and it's a whole new kind of music. Well, actually it's a blend of classic genres like jazz, bluegrass and rock. It's fun to dance to, to love to and to drink to. Come do all three. // 9 pm, Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $8 adv., $10 door.

Thursday 18 – Saturday 20

Bend Brewfest

CRAFT BEER—Not that Central Oregonians need an excuse to drink delicious craft beer, but this is a good one. The 14th Annual Bend Brewfest is bringing over 150 different craft beers and ciders to the party, featuring breweries like Double Mountain, Elysian, Hopworks, Ninkasi and so many more. Get ready to float away into beer-vana. // Noon-11 pm, Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. $20, for tasting mug and tokens.

Friday 19

The Temptations

TEMPTING—The Temptations? "My Girl?!" Heck, yeah. You know you sing that song in your car when you're alone and thinking about that special someone. Need we say more? // 5 pm, SHARC, 57250 Overlook Rd., Sunriver. Tickets sold out online, but may be available at the venue.

Friday 19

Munch & Movies

OUTDOOR FILM—With the closing of Munch & Music and the waning days of summer, Munch & Movies picks up to bring Bend a family-friendly evening event. The series kicks off with "Zootopia," the story of a rookie bunny cop and cynical con artist fox in a city of anthropomorphic animals. It's a film that's fun for adults and kids alike. // 6 pm, Compass Park, 2500 NW Crossing Dr., Bend. Free.

Friday 19 – Saturday 20

Shakespeare in the Park

THEATER—Northwest Classical Theatre Collaborative (NWCTC) brings one of Shakespeare's most difficult plays to the stage. "The Tempest" is a tale of family betrayal, forgiveness and the clashing of multiple personalities on a remote island. This Bend summertime classic is sure to delight audiences to the last Iambic pentameter. // 7-10 pm, Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. $22-$75.

Friday 19 – Sept. 3

"The Beatles Die on Tuesday"

THEATRE—"The Beatles Die on Tuesday" is an original work by a local playwright, world premiering on the Central Oregon stage. The play tells the tale of two brothers who travel back in time to the 1950s, right before Elvis becomes famous. One of the brothers steals his songs and becomes a mega star. It's a powerful tale of greed and envy. // 3 pm & 7:30 pm, 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave., Bend. $16-$19.

Sunday 21

Trampled By Turtles & Lord Huron

MUSIC—Trampled By Turtles and Lord Huron are both very different bands, but their sounds are so original they complement each other perfectly. Lord Huron brings a dark moodiness to indie folk and the Turtles add a frenetic wildness to bluegrass, making either band worth catching on its own—let alone together at this perfectly-curated show. // 7 pm, Peak Summer Nights at the Athletic Club of Bend, 61615 Athletic Club Dr., Bend. $37-$84.

Monday 22

Band of Horses

GIDDY UP—While Band of Horses only has four studio albums to its name, it feels like a band that has been part of the indie music scene for decades. It is one of the truly underrated bands out there, quietly and consistently making memorable and powerful indie rock with little fanfare. An amazing live act. // 6:45 pm, Century Center Courtyard, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. Sold out, but check for tickets online.

Tuesday 23

Silversun Pickups

MUSIC—This indie rock group is made up of four individuals that come together with their unique styles to create something a bit epic in terms of sound and lyrics. The Silversun Pickups' music has a hint of rock, pop, screaming and head-tossing. More than just the music, the band's attitude and style shine in every song. // 6 pm, Century Center Courtyard 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $33.

Wednesday 24

Pickin' & Paddlin'

FUN FUNDRAISER—Live music, food and water-based demos on kayaks and paddleboards make up this event, with the proceeds going to the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance. Rock out to the sounds of Space Heaterz, Cascade Crescendo and Crow and the Canyon. // 4-9:30 pm, Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 SW Industrial Way Suite 6, Bend. $10, Kids 12 and under free.


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