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thursday 19

Los Kung Fu Monkeys

SKA-PUNK—The Los Angeles-based ska punk sextet by way of Canada and Mexico formed in '97. They have shared stages with the Dropkick Murphys, The Misfits, and Moby. After paying $30 to record their EP 17 years ago, Los Kung Fu Monkeys have been playing sold out shows and recording ever since. 9 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $8 adv., $10 door.

thursday 19

Bend Comedy Canned

Food Drive

STAND-UP—Laughing for a good cause is a good way to laugh. Featuring Karen Sipes, Chris Sulak, and more, this food drive for NeighborImpact will give some much needed help to struggling families. Make a difference AND laugh at fart jokes: it's a win-win! 8 pm. The Summit Saloon and Stage, 115 NW Oregon Ave. Three food items or $10 donation.

friday 20

One Beard To Rule Them All

BEARD—To celebrate the opening of Sliver Moon Brewing in Redmond, there'll be $4,000 given away in cash and prizes for the winners of the best real and fake mustache/beard competition. So whether you have a glue on beard or have the natural ability to grow a Santa-like one, enjoy music by MOsley WOtta and food by Hola! Some of the proceeds will benefit the St. Charles Foundation to help fund prostate cancer research. 6-10 pm. Silver Moon Brewing, 2095 SW Badger Ave., Redmond. No cover.

friday 20

Fade To Winter

SKI FILM—With a trailer featuring a goose bump inducing voiceover set to the backdrop of epic landscape plus slow motion pow turns, Fade To Winter takes viewers on a journey around the world. From Alaska, Italy, Iceland, Japan, and more, the conditions may not always ideal but the stoke level has never been higher for nine skiers on their pursuit of snow. 7:30 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $12 adv., $15 door.

friday 20

Dusu Mali Band

AFRICAN BLUES & ROCK—Front-man Ibrahim Kelly is a native of Mali and is based in Portland. In Bambara—his first language—Dusu means heart. The quartet plays improv African rock and blues inspired by traditional West African music. The band also runs a nonprofit, which helps bring music to people around the world. 8 pm. The Belfry, 302 Main St., Sisters. $8 adv., $10 door.

friday 20

Frank Almond

VIOLIN—Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Frank Almond, who performs on a Lipinski Stradivarius violin, will be traveling to Bend play alongside pianist Rachelle McCabe. The program is titled "A Violin's Life – Lipinski Stradivarius" to honor the 300th anniversary of Almond's instrument. 7:30 pm. First United Methodist Church, 680 NW Bond St. $10-$40.

friday 13 - sunday 22

James and the Giant Peach

ROALD DAHL—The story of James Trotter and his Giant Peach is the best. It has it all: magic, mystery, humor, and all those other things that make Roald Dahl's writing so wonderful. Fun for all ages because all ages MUST experience this story at least once in their lives. 7 pm. 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave. $10-$15.

friday 20 - saturday dec. 19

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

MUSICAL—The story of a sad boy and his friends and the sociopath dog that teaches them compassion, caring, and patience. But with singing, dancing, and adorable hijinks. This play is wonderful for the whole family and its good natured shenanigans will have you smiling afterwards. 7:30 pm. Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood Ave. $16-$23.

saturday 21

Make A Band Final Showcase

SUPER CONCERT—The time for rocking is nigh! All of the selected musical badasses from the Silver Moon shows in August are combined for one massive concert with seven bands and all kinds of cowbell and leather pants. I'm assuming. I've never been in a band. 6 pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $22.

tuesday 24

The Nordeen Legacy

HISTORY PUB—Enjoy a pint while learning about how Nordic skiing came to Bend. Tor Hanson—a local historian—will tell listeners a tale involving Bend, Sweden, and the Great Nordeen ski race. Sponsored by Deschutes Historical Museum, History Pub combines regional history with a relaxed atomosphere. 6 pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St. Free.

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