TGIF: What to do in Bend this Weekend 1/16-1/18

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Let's party! Here's what's going on #inBend this weekend. 

friday 16
Yogoman Burning Band

SKANKIN—Crow’s Feet Commons kicks off its annual Aprés Ski Series with the quirky ska-inspired band from the planet Yog (by way of Washington). The band’s happy-go-lucky beats, family-friendly lyrics, and predilection for costumery will turn the Mirror Pond Plaza into the kids’ tent at Burning Man. 6 pm. Crow’s Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St. Free.


friday 16
Brewing Culture, Craft of Beer

BEER—It’s official: Beer’s so important it has a curated museum exhibit! This unique exhibit examining Central Oregon’s beer history and culture kicks off tonight with 10 breweries “presenting,” music from Truck Stop Gravy, and rubbing elbows with local brewers. 6:30 pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 Hwy 97. Free for members. $5 non-members. $10 for beer tasting package.



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friday 16
Love, Loss and What I Wore

THEATER—If a picture’s worth 1,000 words, then an outfit is worth at least a million. This play explores women’s trials and tribulations through the prism of their wardrobes, written by Nora Ephron and her sister Delia. 7:30 pm. 2nd Street Theater, 220 Northeast Lafayette Ave. $16-$19.
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saturday 17
The Big Lebowski

FILM—A 4-D experience, with attendees dressed like Jeff Bridges’ The Dude and his bowling buddies and drinking white Russians to make the Coen brothers’ cult classic feel as if it’s actually happening all around you. Prizes for best costume include scenes from the movie hand-drawn by Bridges during his recent visit to the Tower. 7 pm. Tower Theater, 835 NW Wall. $13.



saturday 17
High Gravity Extravaganza

MORE BEER—This beer tasting is not for the faint hearted. With a selection of McMenamins’ boldest beers and a choice of locally brewed stouts to put hair on your chest, the annual High Gravity Extravaganza smartly also offers barbecue, fire pits and take-no-prisoners music from MOsley WOtta and Redwood Son. Lumbersexuals rejoice!
1-10 pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis. 700 NW Bond. Free to attend. $1.25/tasting.
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sunday 18
Peking Acrobats

CIRCUS ACT—From mind-boggling balancing acts to cringe-worthy contortion, these talented performers take what is often seen as a circus act to the next level, infusing each act with grace, precision and synchronization. Though novel in the United States, the Peking Acrobats are stars of a sort in China. With moves like these, it’s not hard to see why. 7:30 pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $25-$40.





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