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Picks of the Week: Dec 20-27 

It's the holidaaaaaayyyyyzzzzz. Here's your roundup

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Thursday 12/21

"Depth Perception" screening

FILM— What do you get when pro snowboarder Travis Rice and his gang of daredevils venture into the Canadian wilderness with a few fancy cameras? Rice's latest film features beautiful backcountry boarding that'll make anyone jealous. Enter the raffle for a Travis Rice HP snowboard! Proceeds benefit Protect Our Winters. 8pm. Tactics, 933 NW Wall St., Bend. Free.

History of Home Beer Brewing

HOME BREWThinking of dabbling in home brewing, but not sure where to start? Learn about the history of home beer brewing from instructor Tim Koester. Sample beers from some of Bend's local breweries and learn about the city's brewery history. 2:30pm. Aspen Ridge Retirement, 1010 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend. Free.


Friday & Saturday 12/22-12/23

Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz: Darrell Grant & David Goldblatt

JAZZ— Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz continues its series, this time featuring two pianists on the same bill. Portland-based pianists Darrell Grant and David Goldblatt, both highly accomplished figures in the jazz scene, will lead two compelling sets with the same supporting musicians. Grant spent years accompanying vocalist Betty Carter on piano and recorded eight albums as bandleader and side man. Goldblatt spent most of his career in Los Angeles, collaborating with legends such as Diana Ross, Roberta Flack, Dizzy Gillespie and Joe Walsh. Chris Brown, Dave Captein and John Nastos round out the quartets. All ages. 7:30pm. Riverhouse on the Deschutes, 3075 N Hwy. 97, Bend. $54


Friday 12/22

Apres Ski Bash: The Helio Sequence

ALT ROCK— Helio Sequence returns to Bend for the second installment of the 2017-18 Apres Ski Bash at The Commons, presented by DPS Skis. It's hard not to be inspired by the duo's upbeat brand of alt rock. Their thoughtful, ambient sound offers the perfect atmosphere for celebrating the season of giving (and riding). Corner Gospel Explosion, a Bend-based bass/drums duo, opens with fresh new material. Need a new set of skis? Enter the raffle for a pair of Wailer 112 Foundation skis from DPS Skis. 7-10pm. Crow's Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend. No cover.

Under the Mistletoe with Bend Burlesque

BURLESQUE— Looking for something untraditionally festive? Bend Burlesque is back with all new songs and dances just in time for the holidays. Sure to be entertaining, these ladies know how to deliver a killer show. Buy tickets at Silver Moon Brewing. 8:30pm. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $20.

Ugly Pants Party w/ Streetlight Moon & AKA Faceless

PANTS PARTY— Have you been to more ugly sweater parties than you care to count? Then perhaps the Ugly Pants Party is for you! Bring a gift for the redneck Santa gift exchange, enjoy live music by Streetlight Moon and AKA Faceless, and enter the ugliest pants contest for a chance to win a prize! 9pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $5/adv.



Saturday 12/23

Alovitiman w/ The TrebleShooters

JAM— Local jam band Alovitiman offers an eclectic blend of world and new age sounds, incorporating saxophone and flute. The TrebleShooters open with original tunes about the relatable struggles of first love, dog deprivation and coffee addiction—to name a few. 9 pm-midnight. M&J Tavern, 102 NW Greenwood Ave, Bend. No cover.


Tuesday 12/26

RiderByMySide

AMERICANA— You may know husband and wife duo Gregg and Kristin Morris from their band Organic Music Farm. RiderByMySide was born after their daughter Ella joined them on fiddle, rounding out a sound that encompasses everything from traditional folk to bluegrass to country soul. 7pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. No cover.


Tuesday - Thursday 12/26-12/28

Winter Break Camp

KIDS CAMP— Keep the kids busy with four days of nature adventures with Wildheart Nature School. Kids will build fires and snow shelters and learn how to navigate the wilderness. Themes include: Wildheart Yeti Trackers and Fire Dancers (ages 5-9), Snow Castle Sculptors and Winter Survivors (ages 7-11). 9am-3:30pm. Skyliners Lodge, 16125 Skyliners Rd., Bend. $67/day.

Wednesday 12/27

UKB Trivia Night

TRIVIA— Join Useless Knowledge Bowl at Cabin 22 for a night of unique trivia. MC Kevin Munro takes trivia night to the next level, offering a night of entertainment everyone can enjoy. Bring your friends & family and learn a thing or two to share the next time you need an ice breaker at a party. 7-9pm. Cabin 22, 25 SW Century Dr., Bend. Free.






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