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Picks of the Week: July 26-Aug 2 

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Thursday 27

ONDA Public Lands Rally

SLACKTIVISM — Do you love free, public lands? Of course you do, you're surrounded by them! Come out and support the work of the Oregon Natural Desert Association and its quest to protect YOUR lands. Grab a brew, listen to live music, shop from local retailers and hear speakers in this celebration of our Central Oregon high desert. // 4:30pm. Crow's Feet Commons. 875 NW Brooks St., Bend. Free.




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Thursday 27

Munch and Music - The Brothers Comatose

STRINGS — This week we chatted with The Brothers Comatose lead singer Ben Morrison about the group's latest EP, "The Covers, Vol 2." In addition to some rad covers, you'll no doubt hear the bluegrassy, folky, rocky jams the San Francisco-based Brothers have become known for throughout the West. Enjoy a fine evening of string music. Honey Don't opens. // 5:30pm. Drake Park. 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. No cover.

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Friday 28

The Prince & Michael Experience with DJ Dave Paul

POP — Certain artists have made a strong indent in the realms of music and pop culture—including both Prince and Michael Jackson, who created some of the world's favorite pop and dance music. DJ Dave Paul spins the best of the best, allowing you to experience the pure genius and non-stop dance party that these two kings created. // 10pm. The Capitol. 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. $8/adv, $10/door.

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Saturday 29

Deschutes River CleanUp

ECO-FUN — We all cherish our waterways, so help give some love to those riverbanks by assisting in a family-friendly cleanup of the Deschutes! Get those hands mucky and feet wet by helping to remove litter from within and along the river trail systems near the Old Mill District. Walk the trail or float the river and assist scuba divers. // 9am-1pm. Riverbend Park. 799 SW Columbia St., Bend. Free.

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Saturday 29

Path of Freedom Community Outreach Day

COMMUNITY — With a rise of human and sex trafficking in the area due to the upcoming Great American Eclipse, help keep our community safe. Send a message of hope to victims with local anti-human trafficking nonprofit, In Our Backyard, by visiting local businesses and posting Freedom Stickers in bathroom stalls containing the National Human Trafficking Hotline number. // 9am-1pm. The Foundry Church. 60 NW Oregon Ave, Bend. Free.

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Saturday 29

Balloons Over Bend Children's Festival

BALLOONS — A great opportunity to spend time participating in activities aimed for the whole family. Friday, head down to Riverbend Park at 8:30pm to see the Night Glow, as hot air balloons are illuminated against the sky. Saturday, the Children's Festival features bouncy houses, a bike rodeo, Shootout Marble Tournament and crafts at the Deschutes Historical Society. // 10am. Deschutes Historical Museum. 129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend. $10.

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Saturday 29

Jammin' For Nepal

LIVE MUSIC — Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, and Ten Friends — a local nonprofit based out of Sisters — helps this nation with educational outreach and student sponsorship programs. Listen to live music, buy a cup donated by local potters and fill it with free beverages. // 6-8:30 pm. Hood Avenue Art. 357 W Hood Ave., Sisters. $10 suggested donation.

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Saturday 29

Woebegone

SUPPLE ROCK — When asked to define "supple rock" for our feature on Woebegone in this week's issue, lead singer Ian Cook responded with, "A good time. It's just really listenable rock and roll, nothing screaming in your face." Head down to Sunriver to catch Central Oregon's favorite supple rockers. Their creativity has been flowing, so expect a good time! // 6:30-8:30pm. Sunriver Resort. 17600 Center Dr., Sunriver. No cover.

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Saturday 29

Indubious CD Release Party with Strive Roots, Zahira

ROOTSTRONICA — What do you get when combining roots reggae, rock and EDM? The "rootstronica" stylings of Indubious. Brothers Evton and Skip Burton celebrate the release of their latest album, "From Zero," and the fact that it reached number six on the Billboard reggae charts. Listen to new tunes from the album and live indubiously. // 8pm. Domino Room. 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $10-$15.

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Monday 31

Sister Carol & Pato Banton

REGGAE — Two of the biggest names in reggae take the stage at The Capitol to bring you an evening of music. Sister Carol is known for being a strong, positive feminist voice, empowered by her faith. Pato Banton performs spiritual reggae, dancehall and world music sure to inspire. With positive vibrations abounding, enjoy some of the world's best reggae artists. // 9pm. The Capitol. 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. $17-$20.


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