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.