Another weekend in Bend! Joy to the Patagonia puffy coats! Here are some fun events going on around town.
Celebration of the Life and Poetry of William Stafford
Stafford was a noted pacifist and was appointed the Poet Laureate of Oregon in 1980. He was a pretty rad dude, find out more this weekend. Free. 7 p.m. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory 57245 River Rd.
Open Mic Night
Share your musical talents. Open to all 21+. 8 p.m. The Horned Hand, 507 NW Colorado Ave.
Coen Brothers Film Festival
This is the big one, The Big Lebowski. Costumes encouraged, a plus, because dressing like The Dude is super comfortable. Rated R. $10. 8 p.m.Tower Theatre 835 NW Wall St.
Mad Ass 2013
Two Routes: 50km and 25km. After the run you're invited to go for a swim and enjoy a few beers, IN THAT ORDER. Funds will be donated to the Madras High School Track Renovation Fund. Bring a potluck dish to share. 8:30 a.m. Suggested donation per runner $10. Madras Aquatic Center 35 SE C St. Ste A.
Art in the Iron Works
Local arts and crafts, booze and munchies! 6 p.m. 50 SE Scott St.
Full Moon XC Ski
A moonlight XC ski outing on the trails at Swampy or Meissner Sno-Park. That's so Bend. 6 p.m. Pine Mountain Sports 255 SW Century Dr.
High Desert Belly Dance Guild
Watch the ladies of the High Desert Belly Dance Guild shake it while enjoying a delicious beer. All ages. Free. 7 p.m. Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Café 1740 NW Pence Ln., Suite 1.
Sunnyside Qualifier Skate Races
The Sunnyside Qualifier will include the US Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association Northwest Regional Championship, the PNSA J3 Championships, as well as being a PNSA Junior National Qualifier. 9 a.m. Mt. Bachelor 13000 Century Dr.
Fri., Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. and Thu., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Get a few laughs with Billy Shakes. CTC tales on this cross-dressing hilarious mess. Read more in our CULTURE piece on the play. $12-$24. Greenwood Playhouse 148 NW Greenwood Ave.