Sage Grouse Legends
CULTURE—Warm Springs Confederate Tribe cultural expert Wilson Wewa will discuss tribal legends of the Wasco and the Northern Paiute People. Plus, for a special treat for the audience, the Wasco Tribe Dance Group will perform the traditional Wasco sage grouse dance. 6 pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S Hwy 97. $3 members, $7 non-members.
LADY LED ZEPPELIN—It's hard to even explain exactly how hard Zepparella rocks, you'll just have to take our word for it. If you're a fan of Zeppelin AND women that shred the guitar, then look no further because this show will be the highlight of your holiday season. 8 pm. The Belfry, 302 Main St., Sisters. $20-$25.
thursday 3-sunday 20
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas
CHRISTMAS PLAY—Local playwright Cricket Daniel's new play follows Lou and Carol, an older couple tired of freezing in New Jersey for Christmas. When they get stranded at the airport, will the Christmas spirit help them overcome their obstacles, or will it be holidays at a Cinnabon? 7:30 pm. 2nd Street Theatre, 220 NE Lafayette Ave. $16-$19.
AMERICANA—The Portland string-based Americana band will stop in Bend in support of its newly released EP—Holehearted Fools. The quartet added a drummer a few years ago and has been turning heads and magazine pages ever since. Recently featured in Relix and with a full-length album due out in spring, Fruition will surely warm you up. 9 pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $12 adv., $15 door.
HOLIDAY—Now through New Year's check out the several lots of ginger bread houses at Sunriver. The proceeds from these sweet houses benefit the Newberry Habitat for Humanity, and Sunriver will match any donations up to $2,500. Prizes will be awarded to the best houses. Dec. 4-Jan. 1. Abbot Room, Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Dr., Sunriver. Free.
friday 4-friday 19
The Santaland Diaries
CHRISTMAS SHOW— Written by the master of snark himself, David Sedaris, The Santaland Diaries tells the story of an elf with a few bones to pick with the season. Darkly funny and heartwarming in equal measure, The Santaland Diaries is a way to get your taste of the season without the sentimentality. 7:30 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $12-$15.
Bend Christmas Parade
HOLIDAY—Santa has already lit the Bend Christmas tree, but don't miss him and his reindeer at the Bend Christmas Parade. Festive floats deck the streets, and prizes will be given to the best entries. Organized by volunteers, this jolly event can be enjoyed by all. Noon. Corner of Wall Street and Newport Avenue. Free.
saturday 5 & sunday 6
HOLIDAY—The Jazz Band of COCC and Cascade Chorale come together for a festive holiday performance. The program will include fun contemporary tunes as well as all your favorite traditional carols. The matinee performances will also feature the Bend Children's Choir. Dec. 5, 3 pm & 7 pm. Dec. 5, 3 pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. Res. Seating: $18 or $15, matinee. $20 or $16, evening.
MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST—Mike Silverman, aka That1Guy, is a one-man band that mostly plays on homemade instruments. His invention, the Magic Pipe, is a 7-foot-tall collection of pipes and joints with bass strings and electronics. Along with his Magic Boot and Magic Saw, he'll make you redefine music at his show. 9 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $15.
FOLK—This NC quartet summons traditional folk and country with its sharp strings and vocals. Violinist Libby Rodenbough is a classically trained violinist and studied fiddle in Ireland. The group's newest album—Old Time Reverie—debuted number one on Billboard's Bluegrass Chart. 8 pm. Volcanic Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $8 adv., $12 door.