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Friday, September 8, 2017

Got the Canceled Sisters Folk Festival Blues? Volcanic Theatre Pub Has a Solution

Posted By on Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM

As many of you have heard by now, sadly the Sisters Folk Festival has been canceled due to concerns about smoke and air quality. Fortunately, music lovers have an indoor option to catch a few of the bands scheduled to appear at the festival. This afternoon, Volcanic Theatre Pub announced a last minute show featuring Amy Helm, Hot Club of Cowtown and Martha Scanlan.

Experience Amy Helm's deeply expressive vocal performance and incredible songwriting skills. Hot Club of Cowtown features three-part vocal harmonies pair with hot jazz and western swing jams. Martha Scanlan sings old-time traditional music. While it may not be the outdoor 120+ band extravaganza we'd all been hoping for, this last minute show may help a little bit with your canceled Sisters Folk Festival blues.

Amy Helm, Hot Club of Cow Town, Martha Scanlan
Saturday, Sept 9. 8pm.
Volcanic Theatre Pub
70 SW Century Dr., Bend.
$21.75 at volcanictheatrepub.com

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Muse + Soulrocker Yoga Jam with Michael Franti Today!

Posted By on Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 11:39 AM

Amanda Stuermer, World Muse Director, and Michael Franti lead the pack on a past Soulrocker bike ride. Photo by Jill Rosell. - JILL ROSELL
  • Jill Rosell
  • Amanda Stuermer, World Muse Director, and Michael Franti lead the pack on a past Soulrocker bike ride. Photo by Jill Rosell.
With all of the smoke throughout Central Oregon, many events have been canceled, including the Sisters Folk Festival. Tonight's Michael Franti and Spearhead concert will continue as planned, barring any drastic changes in air quality.

For the past several summers, Michael Franti has partnered with Bend-based organization World Muse for a yoga jam and bike ride through the Old Mill District. I spoke with Franti about his involvement with World Muse in our recent interview, which debuted in the paper this week.
"As a traveling musician, normally we're going from sound check to sound check, to show to show to show," Franti says. "It's really great to have that pause in our tour schedule to really be doing something that's fun and celebrating that sense of community."

This afternoon ahead of his annual performance at the Les Schwab Amphitheater, Franti joins World Music once again for the Muse + Soulrocker Yoga Jam. Here are the details:

Get your soul rockin! Join us for a very special community yoga class led by Heather Gray TenBroek to kick-off Michael Franti & Spearhead Live in Bend this Friday at Riverbend Park (look for Muse sign and yoga mats).

Special guests: Michael Franti & Spearhead

4:30 Gather
5:00 Yoga
5:45 CYOJ (choose your own jam): Bike, picnic, volleyball, head to show

Yoga with Franti? Sounds like the perfect kickoff to a night of soul rockin' to us!

Muse + Soulrocker Yoga Jam
Friday, Sept. 8. 4:30pm.
Riverbend Park
799 SW Columbia St., Bend.
No cover. Tickets required for concert ($43 +Service Fees)

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Weekend Roundup!

Posted By on Fri, May 16, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Its almost that time again
  • theoldmill.com
  • It's almost that time again

Happy Friday! It's a big weekend in Central Oregon...the PPP is tomorrow and we are riding the high of one of the first really great weather weeks of the season. So, what to do if you're not Pole-ing, Peddling, or Paddling (or after you're done)? There's lots of live music happening! Here's a few of our top choices:

Zonked Out Vibe Night- An epic lineup of local electronic spinners—Jay Tablet, Rory Oneders, DJ Harlo, Matt Wax and Royal Louis, Bend’s anti-Euro club jammers—present what they call “dark” party music. Intriguing and totally danceable. Ladies, no cover. Guys, $3. Friday. 5/16, 9pm. Dojo.


Hot Buttered Rum- Adopting the music sensibilities of Appalachia and applying a Northern California lyrical take on bluegrass has ingratiated this sextet to the granola set, while retaining enough grit and instrumental finesse to pull in old timers, too. Even in a venue the size of the Belfry, there’ll surely be some two-stepping going on. $18 advance/$22 at the door. Saturday, 5/17. 8p. The Belfry (Sisters).

The Chop Tops with Hopeless Jack and the Handsome Devil (Swoon!)-Pompadours, please. This Santa Cruz, Calif., band voices it’s love for all things hot-rod related, while dishing out a soldered together batch of punk, country and surf. Hearing that slapped bass and watching this trio speed through its work might result in some desire to drag race. But just resist and dig the music. $8 adv, $10 door. Saturday, 5/17, 8pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub

If none of these appeal to you, here's that video of the cat saving the kid from the dog again. Have a great weekend, Bend!

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Weekend Round-up!

Posted By on Fri, May 9, 2014 at 4:58 PM


Slam poetry and chickens? Why not, if you're looking for something to do in Bend this weekend.

The Annual Chicken Coop Tour is presented by Cowgirl Cash and a great opportunity to learn about urban(ish) chicken farming. Grab your tour booklets at Cowgirl Cash, CE Lovejoys, Newport Market, and High Desert Ranch and Home for just $10. 10am, Saturday, May 10. Free to tour.

World Poetry Slam Champion Buddy Wakefield brings his eclectic mix of stories and poetry to Volcanic Theatre Pub. The result is surprisingly moving and intense. Catch a clip of Buddy in his wild-eyed glory here. 7pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub. Saturday, May 10. $10.

This weekend may be your last chance to see a gypsy-jazz string band in a junkyard. Pak-It Liquidators has been listed for sale and this weekend's Taarka show is their last confirmed event. 8pm, Pak-It Liquidators. Saturday, May 10. $10.

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Weekend Roundup!

Posted By on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 4:37 PM


Expand your Central Oregon music search radius with a trip out to Sisters for one of two great shows at The Belfry this weekend.

Weather MachineFolksy Americana with a side of blues. 1/31, 7pm. The Belfry, 302 Main St. $10-12. Tickets at www.bendticket.com

Morning Rituals featuring the Shook TwinsHarmonic stylings and beats. 2/1, 7pm. The Belfry, 302 Main St. $10-12. Tickets at www.bendticket.com

Don't want to make the drive? Here's some local-to-Bend options:

Juniper and Gin with Second Son Folk rock and Americana. Good beer, too! 1/31, 8pm. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave. No cover.

2nd Anniversary Party!
Celebrate two years with BTBS and some great music. Including Upstate Trio, Tone Red, and more. 1/31 and 2/1, 5pm. Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Lane. No cover

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Weekend Roundup!

Posted By on Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 4:17 PM

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This weekend promises a wide enough range of spectacles and activities to entertain just about everyone. Oh, and beer. Lots and lots of beer.

Tonight at Silver Moon Brewing, 36 local homebrewers compete for glory at Battle of the Brews. Music by Nicolas Miranda to follow. We've all got that one friend who makes terrible homebrew, but don't worry, there's always plenty of Silver Moon beers on tap. 7pm.

Braaaaaiiiiins...If you prefer slurping up gray matter to amber, splatter on some fake blood and head down to the Bellatazza Plaza on Saturday for the Bend Zombie Run. Be a zombie and chase down terrified "survivors" as you race towards victory and the post-apocalyptic party (sponsored by Widmer and 10 Barrel) at Crow's Feet Commons, with music by The Rum and the Sea. Prizes awarded for best zombie and survivor costumes, as well as top men's and women's finishers. Day of race registration $35.

Pasties more your thing? The Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens take over Volcanic Theater Pub on Saturday night, along with music from Slaughter Daughters. Straight from Humboldt County, the Vixens put on a show that is at once comedic and sultry. $8. Tickets available at www.bendticket.com.

On Sunday, I hear there's football. Check the schedule here.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Saturday May 11 Rocks!

Posted By on Fri, May 10, 2013 at 2:24 PM

This Saturday is full and overflowing with awesome events around town...

Here are the Source's picks (read, what we'll be doing) on this epic day.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Weekend Roundup 4/26-4/28

Posted By on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 2:50 PM

It's beautiful outside! FINALLY! Here are some great ways to enjoy the weekend and the weather.
Friday 26

James Apollo and the Sweet Unknown
8 p.m. The Belfry 302 Main St. (Sisters) $5-$10.

Yep, this band is named after whatever this dragon thing is.
  • Yep, King Ghidora is named after whatever this dragon thing is.

King Ghidora
Death metal. The Religious Rite and Kronk Men open. 21+. 8 p.m.
The Horned Hand 507 NW Colorado Ave.

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Weekend Roundup! 4/19-4/21

Posted By on Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Finally, the weekend is here! Time to kick back and relax, go on an adventure, or just enjoy the (hopefully) nice weather. If you need some ideas on what to do this weekend, here's what's happening:


The Pirates of Penzance, Jr.
April 19 - April 21
Looking for some lighthearted laughs this weekend? Check out the Bend Experimental Art Theatre’s production of The Pirates of Penzance, Jr. A clever and entertaining remake of the 1879 original by Gilbert and Sullivan, Pirates spins a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to the often-ridiculous dictates of honor and duty.
Tickets cost $15 for adults; $10 for students. For information on show times or to purchase tickets, go to BEAT.



Earth Day Fair and Parade
Come celebrate sustainable living at the 24th annual Earth Day Fair and Parade, hosted by the Environmental Center in downtown Bend. This event will include live music, local food, activities and games for children, non-profit organizations and green businesses.

The 14th annual Earth Day Parade will once again jump-start the festivities. a festive event where children and adults participate dressed in costumes of their favorite species or representations of the natural world. There are only three parade rules: no written words, no motorized vehicles and no live pets.

Staging for the parade will start at 10:30am on Louisiana Ave. (next to McMenamins). The parade will begin at 11am, wind through downtown Bend, and conclude at the Earth Day Fair on Kansas Ave.



Nature's Beloved Son: Rediscovering John Muir's Botanical Legacy
If you love the outdoors, don't miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about the father of wilderness conservation.


John Muir’s passion for the nature and beauty of plants significantly influenced his drive to
preserve wilderness. This exhibition traces his travels, and presents vivid images and specimens
of the actual plants that Muir preserved for all time. Hosted by the High Desert Museum, this all day event is a traveling exhibition from Exhibit Envoy.

Cost is included with Admission Rates: $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (65 plus); $7 for youths (ages 5-12); Free for children (4 and under)

For information on Museum hours, or driving directions, visit The High Desert Museum or call 541-382-4754.
The High Desert Museum
59800 South Hwy 97
Bend, OR 97702

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Weekend Roundup 4/12-4/15

Posted By on Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Yay! It's the weekend! Here's what's happening.

Friday 12

Larry and His Flask at NWX Spring Fest
Rock out to street punks Larry and His Flask at 8:30 pm with an introduction from olympian Ashton Eaton! Pitchfork Revolution opens at 5pm, followed by Necktie Killer at 6:30pm. Other fun events will be happening at Spring Fest in NorthWest crossing for the weekend. Check this week's Source for the full guide.
NorthWest Crossing, 2762 NW Crossing Dr.

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Weekend Roundup 4/5-4/7

Posted By on Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Weekend time! Next week is our ALL Molly Ringwald issue of the Srouce so we've been listening to the Breakfast Club soundtrack all afternoon to get pumped for our days off! Here's a taste:

Now that you're sufficiently stoked to be off work, here's what's happening this weekend.

Friday 5

Get downtown!
  • Get downtown!

First Friday!
Looks like it might be a wet one this week, but that shouldn't stop you from cruising downtown for great art and free wine!

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Weekend Roundup 3/29-3/31

Posted By on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Here are some suggestions for the final music-filled weekend in March.

Friday 29

Music Roundup

The Rum and the Sea.
  • The Rum and the Sea.

The Rum & the Sea
7 p.m. Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Café 1740 NW Pence Ln., Ste. 1. No Cover.

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