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30 Events in 30 Days

30 Events in 30 Days

Joslyn Bryant set out to explore the Central Oregon event scene and set up a community-engaged challenge for herself
This past month, Bend local Joslyn Bryant challenged herself to go to a different event every single day. She set out a number of rules: one event every day for 30 days, the event must be open to the public, the event must be on some sort of public calendar and no skipping allowed.

Making the Holidays Merry and Bright... and Tidy

A local company gives back with free junk removal and a holiday light display
About a year and a half ago, then-20-year-olds Brett Williams and Adam Jorgensen had a pickup truck and a rickety old trailer, and the beginnings of a plan. With those assets at their disposal, Williams and Jorgensen started hauling away junk for people who were not able to do so themselves.

Finding Fellow Travelers

Author Raquel Gutierrez on making meaning in a shifting landscape
There's always a history that's gestured towards when you're in the act of self-naming. Or that you take certain aspects of those histories as launching points for your own self-formation," Raquel Gutierrez says.

Larger Than Life

In memory of Joe Leonardi, April 24, 1945 – September 20, 2022
The upcoming gathering on Nov. 13 won't be the first time The Belfry in Sisters has staged a rockin', Joe-inspired "Party for Leonardi." Since the '70s, countless music venues throughout the region, as well as Joe Leonardi's own geodesic dome home, have taken turns showcasing his impressive talent as songwriter, vocalist (think Van Morrison), bass player and guitarist.

Now You're Talking, Holiday Edition

Silent Echo goes live again with short play series
Opening on the heels of the 2022 BendFilm Festival, a popular short play bundle brings Silent Echo Theater Company back in action, performing live theater again after a two-year pandemic-driven hiatus. The show features seven holiday-themed one-act plays written by six playwrights, two of whom are also from Central Oregon.

Spooky Books for the Season

Curl up by the fire and let these books take you on a journey
If you're a fan of things that go bump in the night, then this list of books geared toward all things spooky and Halloween-y should be right up your alley. your dark, doomy alley.

Calling Oregon poets: It's contest time!

Submit your entries in the adult or youth category by Oct. 27!
Hey there, Oregon poet! It's time again for our annual Poetry Contest 2022, brought to you by the Source Weekly, the Deschutes Public Library and the Oregon State University-Cascades Master of Fine Arts program.

A Theater State of Mind

'A Tapestry of Arts' unfurls at Cascades Theatrical Company
The pandemic shut down theaters across the globe (including Shakespeare's Globe in London) and ever since they slowly started reopening...I'm guilty of not attending. It's terrible how hypocritical that makes me because at the height of the pandemic, The Globe and several other theaters across the world put their plays on YouTube to try to raise funds for the shuttered theaters.

Filling the Creative Cup

A Q&A on the upcoming Bend Design conference
Rene Mitchell is the executive director of Scalehouse, a collaborative for the arts in Bend that annually puts on the Bend Design conference. Mitchell co-produces Bend Design with Martha Murray each October, bringing fresh ideas for creatives who live in the local area, as well as those who come just for the event.

The Cult of Deb

Vigil planned for Deb Auchery, founder of Cult of Tuck
"That's kind of what all of my stand-up is revolved around—taking the darkness and all those not-so-great things in my life and turning it into something that's fun and hilarious, and that people can relate to, and heal from. It's also partially about educating people about the transitioning process and letting them hear, you know, the dances from a trans person herself.

Growing Places

John Kish launches The Greenhouse Cabaret with 'Hedwig'
I've been a part of the Bend theater scene on and off for a long time, and there aren't very many predictable aspects of that world. I've acted in a few dozen plays, stage managed a handful and directed two of them, so I tend to feel like I have skin in the game when it comes to Central Oregon having a strong theater community.


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  • Re: Larger Than Life

    • Beautiful story about Joe. Please check out more about Joe--including his rock and roll years…

    • on November 10, 2022

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