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Thursday 21

Keith Harkin

LUCKY CHARMS—This Irish-born singer-songwriter has been in the public eye performing since the wee age of 4, with no signs of slowing down. He is probably best known for his part in the group Celtic Thunder, but is easily recognizable by his heart-warming/lusting melodies on the guitar, along with his heartthrob approach to singing. 8 p.m., Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $30.

Thursday 21

Landon Wordswell & Guests

HIP-HOP—MC Landon Wordswell has a pretty relaxing and fabulous flow which, combined with Hexsagon's jazzy, funky beats, makes for some pretty fun hip-hop music. Dividing his time between San Francisco and Eugene, the rapper is one of the most interesting working today and is one to watch. 10 p.m., Astro Lounge, 939 NW Bond St., Bend. No cover.

Friday 22

Steve Poltz

SINGER-SONGWRITER—This is the guy who won San Diego's Most Influential Artist of the Decade award, so who knows what a live show might bring. He prides himself on his storytelling, so expect a very honest and illuminating performance from one of America's most original voices. 8 p.m., The Belfry, 302 Main St. Sisters. $20 adv., $25 door.

Saturday 23


STRINGS—Who doesn't like rocking out to rockabilly music? Whatever genre of music one is into, there is always a special place in the heart for just good solid danceable music. Whether the goal is to dance up front, or enjoy the music from the back of the room, this group is sure to please the ears of all who attend. The band Popcorn will start buttering up the crowd and the night. 9 p.m., Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend., $13 adv., $15 door.

Saturday 23

Earth Day Parade

ENVIRONMENT—In a celebration of the natural world, the Environmental Center is hosting a colorful parade of costumed adults and children through downtown Bend. Following the parade there will be a fair with local art, businesses, music from B Side Brass Band and food. Learn more about ways to get involved this Earth Day through The Environmental Center and COCC's SUSTAIN events. Parade 11:30 a.m., fair open until 3 p.m., The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend. Free.

Saturday 23


TECH-KNOW—Possibly one of the best/awesome/sweet/technologically swanky events is happening in Bend. TEDx has the goal of sharing and swapping as much information as possible to as many people possible. This is a gathering that would make any nerd-at-heart and all forward-thinkers happy as can be. 1 p.m., Bend High School, 230 NE Sixth St., Bend. Sold out, but check online at www.tedxbend.com for viewing parties.

Saturday 23

Renegade Roller Derby

SMASH & SKATE—These ladies are cruisin' for a bruisin' at this competitive event. Army of Card vs. Cheshire Cats is an event titled Malice in Wonderland! Be sure to wear the best and brightest black light gear and be ready for the dance party on the rink once a Wonderland winner has been decided. 6 p.m., Midtown Ballroom, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend., $8, fans 10 and under free.

Saturday 23

Curtis Salgado

BLUES—Salgado is one of the finest blues singers and songwriters in the country and the living legend behind John Belushi's Blues Brother character Joliet Jake Blues. He has been making blues for over four decades and is only becoming more refined with the years. His new record, "The Beautiful Lowdown," was released this month. 7:30 p.m., Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $28-$38.

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24

Bill Keale

ALOHA—Continuing Bachelor's Springtacular music series, Bill Keale performs his Hawaiian-style acoustic tunes at this two-day event. The Big Wave Challenge, a snowboarding event hosted by Gerry Lopez, will also be happening this weekend. Enjoy the spring skiing and sway to some island sounds! 11:30 a.m., Mt. Bachelor, West Village Base, 13000 SW Century Dr., Bend. Free.

Sunday 24

Foodie Crawl

GLUTTONY—The fifth annual Foodie Crawl is here! Wristbands grant admission to the downtown Bend-focused event. There will be small plate and beverage pairings and a champagne toast with dessert and live music to wrap up. This is a fundraiser for the Bend Community Center. Watch for Source writers' participation in the crawl in next week's issue. 3 p.m., begins at Mirror Pond Plaza, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend. $75.

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