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Picks of the Week: June 15-21 

4 Peaks Music Fest, Baby Easy-E, GoodLife Brewing Anniv Party and more

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Check out our print calendar for even more events and things to do in Central Oregon!

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Thursday 15

Ride Your F#%king Bike

FILM — Part of the COTA movie night series, this documentary follows several Fox-sponsored athletes and a few Bend local legends as they travel for three weeks in a van biking like madmen. This is a fiendishly entertaining documentary, so for fans of biking or even just fans of film, this should not be missed. // 8pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. $5/cash.

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Thursday 15 - Sunday 18

4 Peaks Music Festival

FESTIVAL — An incredible festival experience for the whole family makes 4 Peaks Music Festival the premier music event in Central Oregon. Expect grander views, bigger grassy fields, a larger late night tent and, of course, an impressive lineup of music that includes moe., Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and more. // Stevenson Ranch, 21085 Knott Rd., Bend. $200, $70/Young adult, Free/Kids 10 and under.

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Friday 16

School's Out For Summer Community Festival

CELEBRATE — No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks! Join fellow grads and community members on the front lawn of the Deschutes Historical Museum at this family-friendly event for all ages! Featuring live music, beer, wine and snacks, all proceeds benefit the museum and Bend-LaPine school grants. // 4-7:30pm. Deschutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend. Free.

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Friday 16

Nathaniel Talbot

FOLK — When not spending 60 hours a week working on his organic farm, Nathaniel Talbot has refined his skills as a folk singer, songwriter and guitarist. His latest album, "Swamp Rose & Honeysuckle Vine," showcases his roots in American traditionalism and ties to the earth. It's no wonder Talbot has become a Sisters Folk Festival favorite. // 7pm. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 61980 Skyline Ranch Rd., Bend. $15-20 donation.

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Friday 16

Baby Easy-E

HIP-HOP — Looking at the Summer Music Guide, hip-hop fans in Bend may have their best summer ever. Baby Easy-E, son of hip-hop legend Easy E, comes straight outta Compton with a flow and artistry that aims to continue the family legacy. Clumzy Stonerz, White Houze Fam and more support. // 8pm. Domino Room 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $12/adv at Bendticket.com, $15/door.


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Saturday 17

Crest the Cascades

CYCLING — Imagine cycling on a closed highway toward the McKenzie pass, inbetween dark and historic lava flows, and turning around at the awe-inspiring Dee Wright Observatory. Formerly the Ride for Two Rivers, the race is now named in memory of Bjarne Holm — a dedicated race volunteer who passed away in 2016. Enjoy a post race taco bar with live music, all for a great cause. // 8am. Sisters Park & Recreation, 1750 West McKinney Butte Rd., Sisters. $40.

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Saturday 15

How-To Fest

LEARNING — What don't you know how to do? From beekeeping, leather craft, building a website and planting and nurturing a veggie garden, this is an event for people to learn many different skills in one place. Come together as a community to learn new skills or share those you already have in order to further the wealth of knowledge in Central Oregon. // 10am. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave. Redmond. Free.

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Saturday 17

GoodLife Brewing 6th
Anniversary Party

PARTY — So much beer, so little time. But make way for GoodLife's 6th anniversary party this weekend in celebration of their devotion to spreading "The Good Life" to Bend and beyond. With an array of fun lawn games, live music with Precious Byrd, tasty fare and who could forget, craft brews, this will be one hell of a party. // 2-9pm. GoodLife Brewing, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. Free.

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Saturday 17

Summer Solstice Party

SUMMER — Celebrate summer with a party in the beer garden at Aspect Boards & Brews. Outlaw country and rockabilly jams from Salem's Whiskey Nick and the Dusty Bottles, as well as support from local singer-songwriters Travis Myrick and Adam Sworob. Live music, food, beer, corn hole and an incredible outdoor patio on Galveston. // 3pm. Aspect Boards & Brews, 1009 NW Galveston Ave., Bend. No cover.

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Tuesday 20

Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo'

BLUES — These aren't just two of the biggest blues legends on the planet, but they're still making some of the best blues records being released. They'll be playing songs from their long awaited collaboration "TajMo," which was just released last month. Prepare for a legendary night of music from two of the greats. // 6pm. SHARC, 57250 Overlook Rd., Sunriver. $45.


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