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Picks of the Week: Nov 8-15 

A Creative Activism Workshop, Jazz with the Ari Hoenig Trio, the Bend Ale Run and more

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Thursday 11/09
Civil War Rally and Auction

AUCTION

Ducks? Beavers? Show your colors and rally for your team while raising money for the Boys & Girls Club of Bend youth programs. Enjoy a gourmet tailgating menu and bid on over 150 auction items from a referee auctioneer. 5-9pm. The Riverhouse Convention Center, 3075 Hwy. 97, Bend. $100/individual. $1000/table of 10. $1500/sponsor box.

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Friday 11/10
Curtis Salgado

BLUES

Salgado has earned a reputation for high-energy performances and his wide repertoire of soul, blues and R&B. The award-winning vocalist, harmonicist and songwriter is touring on the heels of his latest album, "The Beautiful Lowdown," rife with memorable melodies and funky grooves. 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $28-$38.


Careaoke for a Cure

KARAOKE

Did you miss the first round of one of the largest karaoke contests in Central Oregon last week? Belt out your favorite song for Round 2 of this annual Relay for Life fundraiser. Semifinals held Nov. 17, first place wins $500. Silver Moon Brewing 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $15/singer entry. Free to attend, donations welcome.

Friday & Saturday 11/10 & 11/11

Old St. Francis School Birthday Celebration

BIRTHDAY BASH

Celebrate McMenamins 13th birthday with live music from Portland singer-songwriter McDougall, 4-6pm on Saturday. Catch the Garcia Birthday Band from 7-10pm, both nights covering—you guessed it—Garcia and The Grateful Dead. 4-10pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. No cover.


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  • Ari Hoenig Trio
Saturday 11/11

Ari Hoenig Trio

JAZZ

Prepare for a night of smooth jazz from one of the most respected contemporary artists in the jazz world. Ari Hoenig, jazz drummer virtuoso, picked up piano and violin at four years old and drums at 12 years old, and by the age of 14 was playing in jazz clubs. The trio—consisting of Hoenig on drums, Gilad Hekselman on guitar and Orlando le Flemming on bass—has toured extensively in Europe, Japan and South America. This will be their only performance in Oregon (take that, Portland!) so take advantage of this rare opportunity to enjoy a solid night of jazz from this talented trio. Doors open at 6:30pm. 7pm. Deschutes Brewery & Mountain Room, 901 SW Simpson Ave., Bend. $44/adv.

ScaleHouse & Caldera Arts Center presents Creative Activism workshop

ART

Looking for inspiration? Daniela Molnar, an assistant professor at Pacific Northwest College of Art, merges art with activism in this creative workshop. Learn about artists who have historically confronted social, political and ecological crises and how contemporary artists are approaching art as activism. Ready to jump in? Bring a tool that you associate with art-making, one that relates to activism and one object that represents something that you care deeply about. ScaleHouse seeks to connect creative thinkers in Bend and the surrounding communities, providing opportunities or artist congregation and collaboration, education and exhibition. 10am-3pm. Caldera Arts Center, 31500 Blue Lake Dr., Sisters. $25. Reservations required, call 541-390-4025.


Bend Ale Run

RUN

This race combines two of Bend's passions—running and craft beer! Cross the finish line and find yourself at the Ale Festival—with over 40 beers from 20 regional breweries. Not a runner? Meet your friends at the finish line. Registration includes festival entry and drink tokens. 10am. NorthWest Crossing, 2762 NW Crossing Dr., Bend. $90/half marathon, $65/10K.

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Saturday & Sunday 11/11 & 11/12

Free Meals for Veterans

VETERANS DAY

Pine Tavern continues its 23-year tradition of giving back to those who have served our country. This weekend, veterans are invited to enjoy a complimentary meal as a small token of appreciation for their service this Veterans Day. Reservations recommended. 11:30am-9pm. Pine Tavern, 967 NW Brooks St., Bend. Free. 


Tuesday 11/14

The Cascadia Tour

FISH

"The Writers on the Fly" Cascadia Tour returns to Bend for an evening of fly fishing literature and art. Listen to readings from New York Times writer Chris Santella and other authors, along with art by Jake Keeler, Casey Underwood and more. Enjoy a night of art and beer—and stay for the raffle! Patagonia@Bend, 1000 Wall St. Suite 140, Bend. 7-9pm. $10.


Wednesday 11/15

Three Bad Jacks

ROCKABILLY

Whip out your plain white tees and Levi's and perfect your pompadour; it's time for some old school rock 'n' roll. This L.A.-based trio claims to be "true renegade rock & roll prophets." With a front man named Elvis and past shows incorporating an upright bass on fire, it just might be true. 9pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $8.


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