Thank God it's first Friday! We suggest you check out the following events to ensure a fantastic start to your February.
Friday Feb. 1
First Friday Downtown
Read our First Friday blog to find out what's happening downtown tonight.
Deschutes Brewery Crab Fest
Friday is the opening night of Deschutes Brewery's Crab Fest weekend. For $80, you can go wild on Deschutes beer and seasonal seafood served in creative preparations like a crab corn dog, oyster po-boy served on crab roll, crab eouffee, and a vanilla bean crab infused crème brulee.
$80. 6 p.m. Deschutes Brewery & Mountain Room, 901 SW Simpson Ave.
Open Mic at the Horned Hand
After you attend the flash-mob pillow fight (in front of Bellatazza at 7 p.m., bring your own pillow), grab your guitar and head to the Horned Hand to showcase your skills with other local musicians. Check out the new art installation by Dana MacKenzie. 8 p.m.
First Firkin Anniversary Party
The bottle shop, brew hub and cafe is 1 year old! Celebrate with three days of free music and tasty suds. Highlights include performances by Ellison Army, Upstate Trio, Kylan Johnson and Tone Red Trio. See the Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Café Facebook page for a full lineup. Oh, and a firkin is quarter barrel of beer. They'll have lots of those. No cover. 5 p.m. Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Café, 1740 NE Pence Lane.
One Model - Grand Finale Fashion Show
Bend's newest Brewery opens their doors for a fashion show and modeling competition. Some proceeds go to benefit Healthy Beginnings. $12. 6 p.m.Worthy Brewing 495 NE Bellevue Dr.
Winter Scotch Dinner
Scotch expert Stuart Ramsy pairs drinks with a multi-course dinner. Delicious! 21+. $55 7 p.m.
McMenamins Old St. Francis School 700 NW Bond St.
Local vendors sling their wares. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Bend Masonic Center 1036 NE 8th St.
Super Bowl XLVII
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USASA Series - Half Pipe Competition
Watch amateurs and pros throw down some impressive tricks in the half pipe. Register day of event at the West Village Lodge. $30. 8 a.m. Mt. Bachelor 13000 Century Dr.
Reasons Hey Ocean! is sweet: 1. Guitarist David Beckingham and lead singer Ashleigh Ball have been best friends since sixth grade. 2. Ashleigh Ball has an infectious singing voice and is also a voice actress with credits that include My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (she's played Applejack AND Rainbow Dash). 3. Their sugar-coated indie-pop music has been mashed up with footage from My Little Pony, and it kind of rocks. 4. They're Canadian. All ages. $8. 7:30 p.m. The Sound Garden, 1279 NE 2nd St.