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Picks of the Week: Nov 23-29 

It's turrrrrrrkkkkkkey day. Events to rid you of that food baby

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Thursday 11/23

FootZone's I Like Pie Run/Walk

FUN RUN

Do you love pie? This year, the I Like Pie and Thanksgiving Classic are merging for a timed 5K & 10K and a family-friendly fun run/walk. Bring a pie, eat pie and have fun! All proceeds benefit Girls on the Run and NeighborImpact. Bring 5 pounds of non-perishable food to donate. 9am. Old Mill District, Powerhouse Drive. Bend. Registration varies.

Thanksgiving Harvest Brunch

TURKEY BRUNCH

Don't feel like cooking? Enjoy a holiday brunch created by Executive Chef Kevin Linde. Start with a charcuterie board before digging into roasted turkey and gravy, foraged mushroom risotto and more. Reservations required. 11am. Pronghorn Resort, 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr., Bend. $58/person. $19/children 6-12 years.


Friday & Saturday 11/24 & 11/25

To Tell the Truth – A Gathering of Local Story Tellers

WORDS

Hear true stories from locals—ranging from the hilarious to cringe-worthy. The evening's theme is "the past never dies," offering storytellers the opportunity to delve into their past for their juiciest and most amusing tales. A perfect night to share with visiting family! 7:30pm. 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave., Bend. $14/adv.


"Love Actually" (2003) screening

FILM

Is it safe to say that this is a holiday classic now? Check out this week's Late Night Retro Movie Screening of "Love Actually," which follows nine intertwined stories, examining the complexities of "love" as we know it. 10pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. $4.


4th Friday Art Stroll & Christmas Parade

ART

Looking for something unique to gift this holiday season? Stroll through 20 art galleries with your friends and enjoy an evening of beautiful art, refreshments, light hors d'œuvres and live music. Meet the artists and see a variety of pieces from contemporary paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass artistry, jewelry and more. At each gallery, don't forget to enter to win the "Quick Draw" with a $100 gift certificate prize to a local entity. This Art Stroll is really special, as it will feature the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30pm at Fir St. Park. Bring the family to get into the holiday spirit—the tree lighting kicks off the festive weekend, with a Christmas Parade at 2pm Saturday. 4pm-7pm. Downtown Sisters. Free.


Saturday 11/25

Tribute to Tom Petty Benefit Concert

TRIBUTE

The late Tom Petty will be memorialized by bands Cosmonautical, The Quons, Streetlight Moon, Joseph Balsamo, Mercy K & The Rose and more. Enter the raffle for Petty artwork and more. Proceeds benefit hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. 8pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $10/suggested donation.

Shop Small Sale + Last Saturday

SHOP SMALL

As you might have noticed from the "Shop Local" special issue you're holding in your hands, this Saturday is "Small Business Saturday," a day devoted to shopping at small businesses to support vibrant communities. The Workhouse, which houses goods by local makers and artisans, has challenged their creators to make quality gift items for $10 to $30. Shop for unique gifts and stay for Last Saturday festivities featuring DJ bPollen, live music, dance and aerial work! Donation-based libations will be available. A great way to support local businesses and local artists! 9am-10pm. The Workhouse, 50 SE Scott St. Suite 6, Bend.

Monday 11/27

A Charlie Brown Christmas - Live!

CHRISTMAS

Who doesn't love this holiday classic? This live, touring production by Charles M. Schulz features the loveable Peanuts gang—Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, Sally and more—led by Charlie Brown. Will they discover the true meaning of Christmas? A perfect way to introduce your kids to an old childhood favorite. 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $25-$47. 


Tuesday 11/28
Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
HISTORY

Author Nate Pederson offers insight into a time when medicinal practices were questionable at best. From prescribing morphine to crying babies, drinking liquid gold for immortality to archaic remedies such as bloodletting, this lecture is sure to amuse. Doors, 5:30pm. Presentation, 7pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. Free.

Wednesday 11/29'
Corey Smith w/ Jade Jackson
COUNTRY

Corey Smith grew up in a small Southern town, surrounded by gospel and southern rock. As a teenager he rebelled, listening to Alice in Chains, Nirvana and hip hop. In the end, country is what spoke to his roots; and to the common man's triumphs and hardships. Singer-songwriter Jade Jackson opens. 7pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $20/adv.


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