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Our Picks for 8/18 - 8/26: Sunriver Music Festival, Bend Brew Fest, Budofights, Ink & Metal, Mat Kearney and more 

The Source Weekly's picks for what to do in Central Oregon the week of 8/18-8/26.

Sunriver Music Festival

thursday 19 - saturday 21

Now in it's 33rd season, the Sunriver Music Festival still presents quality classical music in a phenomenal setting. This is the second year the festival conducted concerts in Bend, but this weekend all of the concerts take place at the historic Great Hall at Sunriver Resort. Thursday features Chinese pianist Di Wu; Friday and Saturday bring Classical Concerts III and IV, and the Saturday concert features an all-Beethoven program. 7:30pm all three nights. $30-$60, 18 and under $10. Great Hall at Sunriver Resort, 1 Center Dr, Sunriver.

The Northstar Session In-Store 

friday 20

Los Angeles-based band The Northstar Session plays rootsy folk-rock with a neo-country feel, so all in all it's something everyone can groove to. The band has garnered comparisons to Wilco, The Black Crowes, The Wallflowers and others, playing vintage rock and roll. The band recently released a new EP, Winter Collection. Northstar plays a 21 and over show at Silver Moon later in the night, but for the U-21 crowd they'll rock out at Ranch Records. Free, 5pm. Ranch Records, 831 NW Wall St. $5, 9pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co, 24 NW Greenwood Ave.

Bend Brew Fest

friday 20 and saturday 21

Finally! The weekend beer drinkers have been waiting all summer for is here and it's time to fill our souvenir mugs with tasty microbrews from all over the country. After a one-year hiatus, Beer Town USA's own festival resurfaces with over fifty craft beers and a few hard ciders on tap. The two-day event features live music, food vendors and several booths. Bring the whole family until 7pm. Admission is free, souvenir mugs are required for tasting. Tokens are $1 and sold in packs of five. 4-11pm Friday, 12-11pm Saturday. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr.

Caddyshack (Part of the 
Jeld-Wen Tradition)

saturday 21

Root for Danny Noonan to get the best of the evil Judge Smails at the Tower Theatre this Saturday when the theater plays this classic golf flick in conjunction with the Jeld-Wen Tradition's pro golf tourney. It'll make you wanna say, "In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher'." $5, 8pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

Budofights 2: Evolution

saturday 21

If the photos of Saturday's fighters on budofights.com is any indication, Budofights 2: Evolution should be gnarly. Not gnarly as in, I can't believe these guys are actually entering this competition, but more like, whoa, are we watching this on Spike TV? Gnarly. 10 fights are going down, with a guest appearance by local-turned-UFC fighter Jon "Guns" Gunderson. $20/adv at bendticket.com or $25/door. No minimum age. 7pm. Midtown Ballroom, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.

Party for the Park

sunday 22

Riverside Market has taken the Miller's Landing project under their wing. Help them raise $1.8 million to purchase the abandoned land at the end of Riverside Blvd. and turn it into a beautiful public park. Local funksters Absofreakinlutely and Portland's one-man-band Right On John will provide live music and the market will be auctioning off cool prizes. Free, 2pm-6pm. Riverside Market, 285 NW Riverside Blvd.

5th Annual Ink & Metal

friday 20, saturday 21

Central Oregon's tatted biker set will be burning rubber, checking out babes and getting more tats, all in the name of charity. Ink & Metal is an annual convergence of everything custom car, motorcycle and tattoo. The show features 11 bands, a bike show, live tattooing, poker, a tattoo contest and a bikini bike wash (is there really any other kind)? Proceeds benefit the Bethlehem Inn. Friday 8-close, Saturday all day. $5 admission, free with T-shirt purchase. Black Horse Saloon, 20565 Brinson Blvd.

High and Dry Bluegrass Festival

friday 20 - saturday 22

If you didn't make it to some of the Northwest's other great outdoor music festivals this summer - or you did, and your wallet is feeling the heat - get down to the High and Dry Bluegrass Festival by the Bend Airport this weekend. Local and regional pickers will be jamming all weekend, and admission is just $10. Featuring local and regional bands including Lee Highway, Anvil Blasters, Misty Mamas, Quincy Street, Blackstrap and Prairie Rockets. $10 admission, $10/camping per vehicle. 3pm Fri. - 4pm Sun. Runway Ranch, 22664 Nelson Rd.

Clear Summer Nights - John Hiatt

John Hiatt's music has been covered by artists from Bob Dylan to Bonnie Raitt, but Haitt has a bit of cred in his own right - he's been nominated for 11 Grammys. See the legend perform in the Athletic Club's courtyard and catch his rootsy style in person. $16, tickets available at Newport Market. 5:30pm. The Athletic Club of Bend, 61615 Athletic Club Drive.

Mat Kearney

tuesday 24

He started in Eugene, but made his name in Nashville. Kearney returns to his home state for his national tour and makes a stop in Bend (see this week's Music Feature for more). $20/adv. at bendticket.com, ticketswest.com and Ranch Records. $23/door. All ages. 9pm. Domino Room, 51 NE Greenwood Ave.

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