Pick's Eclipse Picks | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon

Pick's Eclipse Picks

Events for the Apoc-Eclypse

Odds are you've had your eclipse plans cemented for months now—but just in case you're looking for something to occupy your time prior to and after the (roughly) two minutes of totality this weekend, we've got you covered.

Safe travels!

Thursday 17

Know Cosmos - Weird History of Eclipses

HISTORY — Join Meg Thatcher from the Five College Astronomy Department at Smith College for a discussion about eclipse myths and history from around the world. // 6-7pm. East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Rd., Bend. Free.

Thursday 17 - Wednesday 23

Oregon Eclipse 2017 Gathering

BIG SUMMIT PRAIRIE — Perhaps the biggest eclipse gathering in the state, if not the country, the Oregon Eclipse gathering at Big Summit Prairie features more than 300 artists across seven stages. Multi-genre artists including String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar and Sound Tribe Sector 9 congregate at the Eclipse Stage, while house and techno artists such as Max Cooper, Justin Martin and DJ Tennis perform on the Sky Stage. // Big Summit Prairie, Ochoco National Forest. Sold Out.

Friday 18

Know Cosmos - What to Expect During the Eclipse

PREPARE — Join the Redmond Public Library for an informational presentation on timing and what to take with you when viewing the eclipse. Learn about viewing the eclipse safely and all of the cool stuff you'll see: the diamond ring effect, the corona, crescent-shaped shadows, shadow bands and stars and planets in the daytime sky. // Noon-1pm. Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Free.

Friday 18

Trunk Show

ARTISTS — Brave Collective hosts an eclipse truck show, which features different local artists. Come celebrate the moon passing in front of the sun with local artists, prizes and refreshments served. // 2-6pm. Brave Collective, 133 Century Dr., Bend.

Friday 18 - Tuesday 22

Off the Grid Eclipse Festival

MONUMENT — Looking to really go off the grid to catch the eclipse? Head out to Osburn Ranch in Monument and camp along the John Day River. The festival features live music Saturday through Monday, along with food vendors and a beer garden. Guests to the festival can partake in lawn game tournaments, yoga, hikes or the open peacefulness of being off the grid. // Osburn Ranch, 48356 Cribbage Lane, Monument. Starting at $150.

Friday 18 - Monday 21

Get Mooned in Metolius

METOLIUS — Have you heard a better name for an eclipse event? Follow the tracks in Metolius and you'll find your way to a full weekend of live music. Friday features David and Melody Hill as well as Victory Swig. Saturday you'll hear Riley's Range Benders and The Bad Cats. Sunday includes Dark & Grey and Fun Bobby. Monday, catch the eclipse with Patty Davis. // 3-10pm Friday, 1-10pm Saturday and Sunday, 11am-3pm Monday. The Box Car Bar, 4th Street & Washington, Metolius. No cover.

Friday 18 - Monday 21

Faith Hope and Charity Festival & Viewing Party

TERREBONNE — Directly in the path of totality, Faith Hope and Charity Vineyards hosts an outdoor festival and marketplace in celebration of the solar eclipse. Featuring wine tasting, food trucks, yard games and live music from JuJu Eyeball, Mango Stew, Opal Spring Boys and others. Campsites available online. // Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards, 70450 NW Lower Valley Dr, Terrebonne. $25/day pass. Multi-day passes available.

Friday 18 - Monday 21

2017 Oregon Solarfest Summer Festival

MADRAS — As you know by now, NASA named Madras as the best place to see the eclipse in Oregon. Madras hosts the Solarfest Summer Festival with music, Northwest-crafted foods and spirits, water activities, a kids zone and a handcrafted marketplace. // Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 430 SW Fairgrounds Rd., Madras.

Friday 18 - Tuesday 22

Moonshadow Festival 2017

PRINEVILLE — Celebrate the solar eclipse while helping support Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery and the MISSIO Project. Live music all weekend, including Crow & The Canyon, The Talbott Brothers, There is No Mountain, Wayward Soul and more. Camping, hiking, yoga and a hoedown. // Wine Down Ranch, 6500 NE McKay Creek Rd., Prineville.

Saturday 19

Eclipse Weekend at The Old Iron Works

LAST SATURDAY — With a special nod to the heavens, The Old Iron Works hosts their usual Last Saturday event a week early, in celebration of the solar eclipse. Experience art, community, live music, food carts and complimentary beverages. Looking for the perfect eclipse souvenir? The Old Iron Works will have handmade eclipse goods available. // 6-10pm. The Old Iron Works, 50 SE Scott St., Bend. Free.

Saturday 19 - Sunday 20

Eclipse Makers Market

CREATIVES — Lost Season Supply Co. hosts a Makers Market outside with unique goods from their makers. Join them on the lawn as theysupport local creatives, sling lemonade and sell unique goods. // 10-4pm both days. Lost Season Supply Co., 200 NE Greenwood Ave. Suite 2, Bend.

Saturday 19 - Sunday 20

Funk's Solar Obscuration Celebration

SUTTLE LAKE — Looking for a great eclipse festival alternative? Head out to Suttle Lake to enjoy music from Portland indie musicians including Y La Bamba, Ural Thomas and the Pain, Sallie Ford and many more. Curated by Chris Funk of The Decemberists, there's no better option for music lovers looking for a free eclipse and music festival in the woods. // 12-8pm both days. The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse, 13300 Hwy 20, Sisters. No cover.

Saturday 19 - Monday 21

OSU-Cascades Bend Eclipse Experience

EDUCATIONAL — This two-day family celebration of the eclipse includes educational events with OSU-Cascades and science experts. For learning experiences geared toward the entire family, this is your jam. Stay in a residence hall, explore Bend, build a solar oven and make smores and more. Includes a free pair of OSU-Cascades solar viewing glasses. // 4pm Saturday, 5pm Monday. OSU-Cascades Campus, 1500 SW Chandler Ave., Bend. $350.

Saturday 19 - Monday 21

Warm Springs Solar Eclipse

WARM SPRINGS — During solar eclipse weekend, Indian Head Casino hosts a three-day extravaganza with award-winning Native American artists and an abundance of cultural activities. The Museum at Warm Springs hosts an artists village with local artisans showcasing their work. The casino offers food, entertainment and cocktails. Only 12 miles from Madras. // Indian Head Casino, 3236 US 26, Warm Springs.

Sunday 20 - Monday 21

OSU-Cascades Orange & Black Eclipse Festival

CULVER — Located in the path of totality, the OSU-Cascades event is a family-friendly campout on the Culver High School recreation fields. Festivities include overnight camping, science presentations, entertainment and children's activities. Monday, go on a fun run and experience yoga sun salutations like never before. // 12pm Sunday - 12:30pm Monday. Culver High School, 710 5th Ave., Culver. Campsite Package: $120 RV Package: $200.

Sunday 20 - Monday 21

Summer Eclipse

MOUNTAINS — Sunday afternoon from 3-5pm enjoy live music from Greg Botsford and the Journeymen on the deck of the West Village. Cruise up the chairlift on Monday to take in the view of the eclipse from the Pine Marten Lodge. Tickets for RV parking on sale now. // Mt. Bachelor, 13000 Century Dr., Bend.

Sunday 20

Tibetan Gong Bath for the Eclipse

HEALING — What better time to have your energies cleansed and aligned than the evening before the total solar eclipse? Receive a Tibetan gong bath in a sound bath setting at Juniper Yoga by Terie Sandusky. Himalayan metal singing bowls are placed on the body and played as the room fills with sound and healing vibrations. // 6:30-8:30pm. Juniper Yoga, 369 NE Revere Ave., Bend. $20.

Sunday 20

Arctic Blast

FILM — The evening before "the morning of totality" head down to the air-conditioned Tower Theatre to enjoy the campy sci-fi thriller "Arctic Blast." In the film, a solar eclipse sets off a colossal surge of super-chilled air towards earth, triggering a catastrophic chain of events that threaten to engulf the world and start a new Ice Age. Talk about ApocEclipse! // 8-9:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $4.

Sunday 20

End of the World Eclipse Party

APOC-ECLIPSE — Looking to celebrate the impending eclipse madness on Sunday night? Seven features the Absolut girls with vodka tastings and giveaways. They're raffling off a bike and you must be present to win. They'll have a special eclipse drink menu, too! // 8pm-2am. Seven Nightclub, 1033 NW Bond St., Bend. No cover.

Monday 21

Solar Eclipse Celebration

SCIO — Looking for a beautiful place in the path of totality to watch the total solar eclipse? If you're closer to the I-5 corridor, Eastman Farms in Scio hosts a celebration with live music, craft beers, hiking, disc golf, fun for the kids and more. The event is dog-friendly to friendly dogs. Find more information at solareclipsecelebration.com. // 8am-11:45pm. Eastman Farms, 39206 Hwy 226 East, Scio.

Monday 21

Stellar Solar Seminar

SUNRIVER — Looking to learn more about solar stargazing ahead of the eclipse? If you're in Sunriver, head to the Great Hall at Sunriver Resort and join Dr. Harry Hamilton, professor of atmospheric physics, for a special hour of education. Learn about solar stargazing and then view the eclipse in the Backyard at Sunriver Resort. // 8:30-9:30am. Great Hall, Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Dr., Sunriver. Free.

Monday 21

Oregon Tech Balloon Launch

DETROIT — Oregon Tech students and faculty team up with NASA to send up payloads attached to high altitude balloons on the day of the eclipse. Each payload has a camera that will livestream the event to the Internet. Bring your friends and family for an educational day on the lake. The cameras are expected to capture the shadow of the moon crossing the Earth from the stratosphere. // 9:20am. Detroit Lake State Park, Highway 22, Detroit.

Monday 21

Eclipse Party

PARTY — By this point, you've watched the eclipse, maybe you've braved the traffic from wherever you happened to see it and now you're ready to cut loose. Have no fear: Dogwood Cocktail Cabin hosts a post-eclipse party downtown. Join DJ N8ture from 9pm-midnight for a dance party. // Dogwood Cocktail Cabin, 147 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. No cover.

Wednesday 16 - Monday 21

Worthy Eclipse Week

EDUCATION — The Worthy Garden Club hosts an entire week of eclipse-filled fun. Attend talks from astronomers, historians, hydrologists, educators and a cosmic contrarian in the Hop Mahal banquet hall. Guests can also enjoy cosmic viewing in the Hopservatory Dome nightly. // Worthy Brewing, 495 NE Bellevue Dr., Bend. Free, but $5 fee requested for stargazers over the age of six.

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Anne Pick

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