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Picks of the Week: Oct 11-18 

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Thursday 12 - Sunday 15

BendFilm Festival

FILM—Now in its 14th year, BendFilm has hit its prime with four days full of inspiring indie cinema, panels and parties. Choose from over 100 films from all over the world. A few standouts: "Lucky," "The Tenth Step" (doc) and "Square" (Sweden).  // Various times and locations in Bend. Ticket prices vary. $11/GA, $175/full film pass, $275/full festival pass.


Thursday 12 - Sunday 15

Evil Dead, The Musical

CULT HORROR—This stage version of the cult horror film is back for its sixth run. It has all of the necessities; a cabin in the woods, college students with raging hormones, pure, unmitigated evil—and a splash zone for blood, gore and dismembered limbs. Continues through Oct. 28. // Thurs.-Sat., 7:30pm. Sun. 3pm. 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave., Bend. $22-$30.


Thursday 12

Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band

COUNTRY BLUES—Peyton will cut you deep with his vintage 1930 steel guitar, intricate finger picking and heartfelt songwriting. You'll feel like you're sitting with him on his front porch, sipping whiskey while he's pouring out his soul. // 9pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. All ages. $15 adv.


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Thursday 12

Craig Morgan "American Stories" Tour

COUNTRY—Country music icon and entertainer Craig Morgan hosts a variety show with special guests Mac Powell and Greg Strubbe. Proceeds benefit Operation Finally Home, a nonprofit that builds homes for wounded vets and their families. // 6:30pm. Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond. $35/adv.


Thursday 12

The Last Internationale

ROCK—Punk rock and folk may seem worlds apart, but NY's The Last Internationale seamlessly fuses the two with a dose of blues to rock the status quo. Singer Delila Paz channels Joan Baez's protest anthems of the '70s and guitarist Edgey issues a call to action with a familiar punk rock overdrive. // 8pm. The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. $8/adv.


Thursday 12

Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz Thursdays

JAZZ—The Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz series is rounding out this season with live local jazz at CURRENTS lounge every Thursday night. Fair warning, this may become your new favorite weekday night spot. The Jack Krouscup Trio hits the stage this week. // 7-9pm. CURRENTS lounge, 3075 N Hwy 97, Bend. No cover.


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Friday 13 and Saturday 14

Silver Moon Brewing Grand Re-Opening

LIVE MUSIC—Oh, Silver Moon, how we've missed you! Two days' worth of live music, beer and tasty eats. Take selfies inside the Bend VW photo bus Friday before Mosley Wotta hits the stage. Streetlight Moon performs Saturday. // Fri. 6-9pm, Sat. 8pm. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. No cover.


Friday 13 and Saturday 14

Historical Haunts of Downtown Bend Tours

SPOOKY—Back for two nights only, take a guided haunted history tour of historic downtown Bend! Traverse streets and alleys with the family and learn about Bend's past with a touch of the paranormal. Catch one of the 12 one-hour tours each night. // 4-7:30pm. Deschutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend. $10.


Sunday 15

Super Dave's Down & Dirty Half and Dirty 10K

HALF MARATHON—Looking for a challenge? How about running a half marathon on dirt terrain? If that's a tall order, the 10K offers rolling hills and dirt terrain but will still get your blood flowing—and beer from Deschutes awaits you at the finish line.  // 9am. Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Dr., Bend. $40/10K, $50/half marathon.


Tuesday 17

Gender Diversity with Aidan Key

INCLUSIVE—A gender education specialist examines the topic of gender diversity in children and teens and the challenges faced by these children, youth and their families. An educational night on how to create a supportive, inclusive environment in our community. // 6pm. High Lakes Elementary, 2500 NW High Lakes Lp., Bend. Free.


Related Events

  • Gender Diversity with Aidan Key

    Gender Diversity with Aidan Key @ High Lakes Elementary

    • Tue., Oct. 17, 6 p.m. Free.
  • Evil Dead, The Musical

    Evil Dead, The Musical @ 2nd Street Theater

    • Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28 $22-$30.
  • Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz presents Donald Harrison: Saxophone & Terell Stafford: Trumpet

    Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz presents Donald Harrison: Saxophone & Terell Stafford: Trumpet @ Riverhouse on the Deschutes

    • Fri., Nov. 17, 6:30-10 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 18, 6:30-10 p.m. $55.50.
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