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thursday 12

November Dinner Show

COMEDY—Last month, the Belfry hosted their first dinner show, and they've decided to do it again. Make sure you finish every last bite of your fall salad, green beans, balsamic glazed pork chops, and raspberry panna cotta for dessert before two Portland comics entertain you for the evening. We don't want food flying out of your mouth/nose when Bri Pruett, featured on NPR, and Alex Falcone, who was on an episode of Portlandia, take the stage. 6 pm. The Belfry, 302 Main St., Sisters. $35 adv.

thursday 12

Dave Mason

GUITAR LEGEND—Originally from Traffic, Mason has played with The Stones, Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson, and many more. Charting his career over the last few decades is a lesson in guitar mastery as his shows definitely prove. 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $28- $53.

thursday 12

Adopt a Senior Pet Month

ANIMALS—Shelter and rescue groups report that senior pets are the hardest to find new forever homes. To help with this problem, November was designated adopt a senior pet month and many adoption centers offer discounted rates on dogs or cats over 7 years old, including BrightSide Animal Center. Spin the wheel to receive 10 to 50 percent off adoption fees. 10 am-5 pm, Tuesday-Saturdays. BrightSide Animal Center, 35 NW Hemlock Ave., Redmond.

friday 13

Elizabeth Gilbert

WRITER TALK—Author, podcast host and advice giver extraordinaire Elizabeth Gilbert will stop in Bend to talk about her new book Big Magic. The Eat Pray Love author has sold 10 million books world-wide and this time around she's written a book—inspired by her fans—about creativity. Bring a pen and some paper. All proceeds benefit the Deschutes Library. 7 pm. Bend High School, 230 NE Sixth St. $25.

friday 13

Warren G

RAP LEGEND—Warren G was a part of the West Coast Rap invasion from the very beginning with his familial connections to NWA. He has been steadily working for the last 20 years, bringing West Coast beats and rhymes to the masses. 8pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $19-$23.

friday 13

Unbranded

DOCUMENTARYUnbranded follows four cowboys as they help 18 wild mustangs travel 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada. A documentary about conservation, exploration, and wild mustangs. The documentary screening is a fundraiser for the Warm Springs Horse Network. 6:30 pm. Madras Performing Arts Center, 412 SE Buff St., Madras. $10 or donation.

saturday 14

Old St. Francis School Birthday Celebration

BIRTHDAY PARTY—Old St. Saint Francis School is celebrating its birthday the best way: By inviting everyone and having it for free. Honey Don't and Freak Mountain Ramblers will perform marking the 11 anniversary of reopening the Catholic school from 1936. 4-9 pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St. Free.

saturday 14

Jelly Bread

ROCK 'N' ROLL— The downright unpredictable Jelly Bread comes to Bend from their Nevada homeland to bring some new-school Americana to our earholes. One of the few bands whose sound can be described as chamelionic and distinct! These guys rock and also get a bit funky. 8 pm. The Belfry, 302 Main St., Sisters. $12.

saturday 14

Polecat

AMERICANA—Local music lovers rejoice with the return of familiar band Polecat, who was last in Bend for Pickin' & Paddlin'. Often placed in the category of bluegrass, this five-piece band combines Celtic fiddle, rock guitar, and twangy banjo, with driving Americana sound. A high-energy, boot-stomping show. 9 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $12 adv., $15 door.

saturday 14

Challenge of Champions

BULL RIDING—With a pot of $20,000, cowboys from all over the country will compete in this professional bull-riding event. Full of exciting action, fearless clowns, angry animals and defying feats of derring-do. Get ready to cowboy up...or down. Either way. 7 pm. Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center, Redmond. $13- $17, 5 and under free.

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