Weekend Roundup 1/18-1/20 | Bent

Weekend Roundup 1/18-1/20



It's Friday, Friday, Friday and even Rebecca Black's terrible music can't ruin that! Get out and enjoy these fun events over the weekend.

Backcountry Film Festival, McMens, Friday.
  • Backcountry Film Festival, McMens, Friday.

Friday 18

Pitchfork Revolution
Have you been to The Belfry yet? It's sweet. Blackgrass and traditional Bluegrass. All ages. $5. 7 p.m. The Belfry, 302 E Main Ave.

Back Country Film Festival
Winter playtime in the woods, watch the best in backcountry films. The eighth annual event will be showing Unicorn Sashimi, Freedom Chair, Denali Experiment and Further. 21+. $10. 9 p.m. McMenamins Old St. Francis School 700 NW Bond St.

Karrin Allyson
Grammy nominee, pianist and one of the most underrated voices in contemporary jazz. All ages. $49. Tonight 8 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 19, 5 & 8 p.m. The Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave.

Oregon Wrestling Classic
Friday-Sunday, Oregon high schools will be competing for wrestling glory.
$5-$10. Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. 3800 SW Airport Way

Brad Pitt in Burn After Reading.
  • Brad Pitt in Burn After Reading.

Coen Brothers Film Festival
The second in the three-part series, the Tower will show 2008’s Burn After Reading. George Clooney, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Brad Pitt find themselves in a big effing mess when two air-headed gym employees end up with the memoirs of a former CIA agent. Rated R. $10. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

Saturday 19


No lifts allowed. Climb the mountain and race down in the seventh annual Vertfest, the largest backcountry and uphill race in the Northwest. Categories include a 4,000-foot vertical climb, a 2,000-foot option, and a recreational Cone lap for beginners. There's separate categories for randonee, splitboard and telemark folk. Register online at mtbachelor.com. Check in Friday, January 18 at the Cascade Lakes Brewing Company Lodge. Online registration recommended. 8 a.m. Mt. Bachelor, 13000 Century Dr.

Free Educational Music Workshops
An opportunity for students form local high schools and from COCC to interact with the award winning musicians brought to Bend by Jazz at the Oxford. This workshop will be facilitated by Georges Bouhey, Carlos Cardosa and singer/pianist Karrin Allyson. 11:15 a.m. Summit High School, 2855 NW Clearwater Dr.

Night Sky Viewing
The stars are bright, deep in the heart of Oregon. Stargaze and learn about our universe. $4-$6. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory 57245 River Rd.

Harley Bourbon
Local band Harley Bourbon put on a free rockin’ show.
21+. No cover. 9 p.m. M&J Tavern, 102 NW Greenwood Ave.

Winter Fire Pit Party
Fire, beer and music by The Rum and The Sea. All ages.7 p.m. Crow's Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St.

Butcher Boy
Get rowdy, get rootsy.
8 p.m. The Horned Hand, 507 NW Colorado Ave.


Gay Night
So, you know how there's no gay bar around here? LAME. Someone please fix this problem. In the meantime, The Human Dignity Coalition is kick-starting a brand-new monthly soiree dedicated to the LGBTQ community in Central Oregon. If you're gay or not, go! so they'll keep doing this. 21+. $3. 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Seven Nightclub, 1033 NW Bond St.

Sunday 20

Brews & Bands Open Jam with Burnin Moonlight
Have an afternoon brew-ski with music from Burnin Moonlight and Mai and Dave (7 p.m.-9 p.m.). No cover. 3 p.m.

Falling Awake
Trendy emo-pop rock. The Dares open. All ages. 7 p.m. Sound Garden Studio 1279 NE 2nd St.

Couple Dating
A reprisal of the popular comedy written by Cricket Daniel. Directed by Susan Benson. Sunday matinees at 3pm. $15-$18. 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave.

Check out our calendar online for more events, and out picks section in the paper for the best of the best.

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