Kathryn Claire Band
MUSIC—Kathryn Claire has a sound that is hard to put into a box, that gracefully bounces between straight-ahead rock, timeless bluegrass and a Jolie Holland-tinged dark country crooning. With her band, that sound is even larger and very much worth putting on your boogie shoes for. 7 pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis, 700 NW Bond St. No cover.
thursday 7 & friday 8
Clyde's on Fire
SOUL AMERICANA—The Asheville-based trio is a mix of bluegrass, country blues, Americana, and soul, and has delighted audiences across the US. After answering a Craigslist ad for a bluegrass guitarist, Justin Eisenman met bass player and vocalist Aubrey Cohen and they've been playing ever since. 8 pm, Jan. 7. Volcanic Theater Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5. 7:30 pm, Jan 8. Velvet, 805 NW Wall St. No cover.
COVER BAND—Sometimes you just have to go see a Beatles cover band, especially when its name is Juju Eyeball. Judging from the band name, here's hoping they stay firmly grounded in the Fab Four's psychedelic era...just where we like it. White Album or bust!! 9 pm. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave. No cover.
Ladies' Night Out
MUSIC & POETRY—In a celebration of the spirit of ranch women captured in the museum's Tough by Nature exhibit, Ladies' Night Out will feature cowgirl poetry from Ellen Waterston, Linda Hussa, Carolyn Dufurrena, and Jessica Hedges. Grab your girlfriends and enjoy an evening of poetry plus acoustic bluegrass from Bend n' Strings and libations. 6-8 pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S Hwy 97. $5 members, $10 non-members.
TEASE! Burlesque Review
OOOLALA—Not many cities in the world do burlesque right, but Portland is one of them and the TEASE show is bringing some of the greatest burlesque performers right down to Bend. Look for an interview with Holly Dai in this week's issue!! Bring lots of cigarettes. You have to smoke outside, but still. 9 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $12-$15.
The Solo Speak Sessions: Story Salon
STORYTELLING—The art of storytelling has changed form over the past few millennia, so instead of watching that YouTube video you'll pass around at a your next social gathering, why not watch the real thing. This storytelling performance group will tell you stories about the good and the bad. Not appropriate for children. 7:30 pm. Armature, 50 SE Scott St. Suite 2. $15 adv., $18 doors.
CONCERT & WORKSHOP—Beth Wood will perform at House Concerts in the Glen. The singer-songwriter is hosting a songwriting workshop before she plays a house concert. The house will also host a community potluck from 6-7 pm. Songwriting workshop 1:30 pm, performance 7 pm. 1019 NW Stannium Rd. $45 for both, $15 performance.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
FILM EVENT—Deschutes Library brings back its free film screenings at Tin Pan Theater, starting the Know Space series with Spielberg's family classic, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Since Tin Pan has boutique seating, arriving a bit early is definitely recommended. Doors at 5 pm, movie at 5:30 pm. Tin Pan Theater, 869 NW Tin Pan Alley. Free.
FILM—DJs (Documentary Jockies) will be on deck to discuss music, comedy, history, and more and will show Misery Loves Comedy—featuring over 50 comedians like Judd Apatow, Amy Schumer, Bob Saget, and Jim Gaffigan. 7:30 pm. The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave. No cover.
MUSIC—Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux are as versatile as it gets. They are DJs, songwriters, producers, and multi-instrumentalists and together create the electronic duo BoomBox. Their sound is a blend of blues and soulful rock, dance music that incorporates psychedelic funky sounds. 8 pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $20.