HIP-HOP—Once he taught us how to jump around (jump up, jump up, AND get down), but then he showed us his softer side with Santana on the Grammy winning song "Put Your Lights On." Those sides combine for his specific acoustic hip-hop sound that is simultaneously conscious rap and easy listening guitar licks. 9pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood. $20 adv., $25 door.
CLASICAL MUSIC—High Desert Chamber Music presents Catgut Trio for the opening of the 2015-16 concert series. This dynamic group of musicians woos audiences with their inspired musicianship and innovative programming. Individually, these musicians perform on prestigious international stages and hold titles in world-renowned orchestras. Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm. Concert begins 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $40 GA, $10 child & student.
A Thousand Horses
CONCERT—Rolling Stone hailed A Thousand Horses as the best up and coming band they saw at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. With their bluesy, bar rock/country sound and deft, but instantly gripping songwriting, they are sure to make a ton of new fans in Central Oregon and beyond. 6pm. Century Center. 70 SW Century Dr. $20.
friday 25 - sunday 27
Bend Roots Revival
FESTIVAL—It's Bend's end-of-summer, blowout bash, featuring more than 100 bands, from blues to bluegrass, and funk and jazz to rock 'n' roll. This is a free, family-friendly, authentic, grassroots, community event featuring six stages. Beer and merchandise sales and donations from this event support art and music education through the local nonprofit Rise Up Presents. 4 pm–midnight, Friday. 10:30am–midnight, Saturday. 10:30am–10pm, Sunday. 313 Shevlin Hixon Dr. No cover.
Sisters Hop Festival
BEER—The fifth year of this unique brew fest, that has an emphasis on hops and requirement that at least one entry to the festival is brewed with hops fresh from the vine. Over 20 breweries will compete for the People's Choice award for the coveted Golden Bunny. Noon-8pm. Village Green Park, 335 S Elm St., Sisters. $5 tasting mug, $1 per taste.
Asian Mid-Autumn Festival
CELEBRATION—Oregon Tai-Chi Wushu presents the 3rd Annual Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival. Mid-Autumn is usually a time for family and friends to be together which, in China, means lighting lanterns and eating moon cakes with people you love. This is a fascinating way to learn Chinese traditions. 11:30am-2:30pm. Oregon Tai Chi Wushu. 2115 NE Hwy 20, Suite 108. Free.
Barre3 in the Park
BIRTHDAY—Barre3 is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a class in the park taught by founder Sadie Lincoln, with all donations going toward Saving Grace. After class participants can enjoy chair massages, a braid bar, a photobooth, food, and a raffle full of goodies from local businesses. 10am. Tetherow, 61240 Skyline Ranch Rd. $15 donation.
CONCERT—Cope's sounds are southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic. Not only is this a not-to-be-missed show where he'll be playing with a full band, but one dollar of every ticket will go to purchasing musical instruments for middle school students in Lame Deer, MT—a community on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation—as part of Turnaround Arts, a program that is using arts education to help students succeed. 8pm. Midtown Ballroom, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $34 adv., $38 door.
Ben Miller Band
MUSIC—Who's up for some Ozark Stomp?! What's that you say? Well if you combine the urgency of rock 'n' roll, the frenetic energy of bluegrass, the soul of the delta blues, and the haunted spirit of Appalachian mountain music into a unique musical stew, then you have yourself some Ozark Stomp. Come check out the Ben Miller Band's Ozark Stomp. 8pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5.
PT80 Beerfest Challenge
BEER—Pine Tavern celebrates its 80th birthday with a beer garden, food, and judgment for the people's choice award for Best IPA 2016. There will be 16 local breweries participating, with the winner earning kudos, and also Pine Tavern will serve the award-winning beer (known as PT80) as its signature beer for 2016. 2:30-11pm. Pine Tavern, 967 NW Brooks St. $10 admission, includes pint glass and 5 tasting tokens.