MUSIC—Portland's own MarchFourth brings 20 musicians, dancers and artists to the stage for some body-moving good tunes that are hard to resist. It's the 10th anniversary of Central Oregon musical production company Parallel 44 Presents, and owner Gabe Johnson's 44th birthday party all combined in one evening of high-energy music. // Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $20. Tickets available at bendticket.com.
December 15 & 16
"The Night Before The Night Before Christmas"
THEATER— Local playwright Cricket Daniel's Christmas show reprisal at the Tower. Last year this comedy sold out its showings at 2nd Street Theater so there is no reason to wait to buy these tickets. A story of a dysfunctional family holiday—a theme that most are familiar with—and the hilarity that ensues. // Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $22-$32. Ticket available at towertheatre.org.
MUSIC—Jamaican reggae singer Protoje travels to Central Oregon to continue his journey of spreading conscious music with the world. His most recent albums include songs that navigate between hip-hop, old-school reggae, R&B and dancehall music, creating a fun atmosphere for audiences. Buy these tickets before they dance out the door. // Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $20. Tickets available at bendticket.com.