THURSDAY - FRIDAY 12/28 - 12/29
HOLIDAY TUNES—After spending the '90s crooning to clubbers in SF, singer-songwriter Storm Large moved to Portland to become a chef—and that's when she landed her big break with her new band, The Balls. Life is funny sometimes, right? You may recognize her as a guest vocalist for Pink Martini—but she has a cult following all her own. 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $32-$57.
FUNK—Who's ready to get down with some funk and soul? The Motet bring a fresh and unique signature style from Denver and The Dirty Revival, led by the heavy vocals of Sarah Clarke, is a Portland favorite. 21+. 8:30pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $25/adv., $30/door.
STANDUP—Liedtke, an LA-based comedian originally from Redmond, delivers childish jokes for the intellectual and creatively unconventional. He's appeared on Conan, Last Call w/ Carson Daly, Late Night w/ Seth Meyers and Last Comic Standing—and Adventure Time fans may recognize his voice as Randy the Candy Person. 8-10pm. Seven Nightclub, 1033 NW Bond St., Bend. $8/adv., $10/door.
FAMILY FUN—Have a full house? Don't stress; take a breather with a fun night of interactive comedy for the whole family! Improv bits featuring Triage, the Reality Benders and musical guest Jumpin' Respess. Topics made up with help from the audience. 7-8:30pm. CTC Cascade Theatre, 148 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $5.
BIATHLON + FUN RUN—Wrap up 2017 with a biathlon and fun run! All proceeds from the race benefit MountainStar Family Relief Nursery in Madras. You can choose between a 3-mile fun run, an 8-mile run, or a biathlon that includes a 3-mile run followed by a 500-yard swim in the MAC pool. 9am. Madras Aquatic Center, 1195 SE Kemper Way, Madras. Single - $25/adv., $30/day of race. Team - $50/adv., $60/day of race.
MOUNTAIN PARTY—Spend New Year's Eve up at Hoodoo! Bring the whole family for a day of skiing and snowboarding—lifts will run from 9am to 9pm. Enjoy music by Leroy & The Sidekicks from 6pm to midnight in the lodge. Dance the night away at the Hoodoo Snow Ball on the Three Creeks Brewing patio with music by One Dollar Check. Don't miss the fireworks show shortly after the lifts stop running at 9pm. 9am-midnight. Hoodoo Ski Area, Hwy 20, Box 20, Sisters.
LATIN DANCE—Silver Moon Brewing is back with a bigger dance floor, perfect for this NYE of epic proportions. Show up at 8pm to learn some Latin dance moves from Andrés 'Andy' García—then hit the dance floor for live music by ¡Chiringa! from 9pm to midnight. Entry includes a free champagne toast at midnight and a performance by Latin Dance Bend. 21+. 8pm-midnight. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $10-20 sliding scale.
LASER LIGHT SHOW
Looking for a place to dance the night away? Usher in the new year with two great bands! Electronica trio Yak Attack will be playing in McMenamins Theater, accompanied by a laser light show by Portland's Brett McConnell. Yak Attack incorporates house, breakbeat, downtempo, jazz and funk in tight compositions and improvisations that'll get you moving. Bend-based Broken Down Guitars will be rocking Father Luke's Room, delivering a blend of rock, soul, jam and Americana. Special guest guitarist Gabe Johnson (of Elektrapod & Watkins Glen) will be playing with both bands! 21+. 9pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. $10.
ROCK IN THE NEW YEAR—Spend New Year's Eve with local sultry siren Jess Ryan. Her fiery vocals are accompanied by psychedelic blues, folk, soul and rock. Bring a friend and celebrate with spirited locals. Champagne toast included. 9pm. M&J Tavern, 102 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. No cover.
WE GOT THE BEET—This eight-piece band from Eugene is making their way to Bend for New Year's Eve. The Sugar Beets have been a part of countless parties, bashes, rallies and send-offs since joining forces in 1990. Not adhering to a single genre, they incorporate genres ranging from bluegrass, Celtic and old time fiddle music to Motown and country. Truly eclectic original tunes and always bringing the party. 9pm-1am. The Belfry, 302 Main St., Sisters. $16/adv., $20/door.