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thursday 12

He & She Show

FUNNY—While many comedians bemoan and badmouth their partners on stage, the newlywed duo of Teresa and Doug Wyckoff takes the joke one step more intimately uncomfortable, with the spouse right there on stage. An interactive improv-style show that freely takes advice and martial questions from the audience. 8 pm. Summit Saloon, 125 NW Oregon Ave. $10.

thursday 12

Pete Seeger Sing-along

LEGEND—In 1963, Pete Seeger was one of the most important cultural forces shaping those new attitudes toward civil rights, anti-war and hope. This evening, local musicians borrow from his set list at Carnegie Hall that year, including a rousing "We Shall Overcome." 6:30 pm, COCC, Wille Hall, 2600 College Way. Free with paper goods donation for Bethlehem Inn.

friday 13-sunday 15

Oregon WinterFest

PARTY—If you don't love winter, you probably don't live in Bend. But even if you have to fake it, it's worth stopping by the city's largest annual festival. With this year's Fire and Ice theme, there's something for the hot and cold blooded. Fire pit and ice carving competitions, a wine walk and a polar plunge, a Hot Cocoa Run and chill-inducing bike tricks from Metal Mulisha. But the real highlight—aside from the people watching opportunities inherent in an event of this size—is the musical lineup.

On Friday, the hometown boys of Woebegone play their second-ever show (note: the first one sold out) opening for Portland MarchFourth Marching Band. On Saturday, Bend-bred but Portland-based rockers The Automonics provide a high-energy amp-up to headlining act, industrial rock band Filter. 5-11 pm Friday, 11 am-11 pm Saturday, 11 am-6 pm Sunday. Old Mill District. $6-$8.

friday 13

Divine Goddess Fashion Show

FASHION—Astro Lounge hosts the tempting Divine Goddess Lingerie Fashion Show. Presented by Rescue Collective, specializing in recycled fashion and shopping locally, and fashion designer N Spekktor. VIP tables available, flirty negligee, and after-party performances by local DJs including Jay Tablet. Supporting Bend arts has never been so easy or sexy. 8pm. Astro Lounge, 939 NW Bond St. $5, 21+.

friday 13

The Stray Birds

FOLK—Flying high off their last album release the folk band The Stray Birds glide into Central Oregon as part of the Sisters Folk Festival Winter Concert Series. The Stray Birds are known for their original songwriting and their newest album, Best Medicine, was named in NPR's Top 10/Americana album list. Cahalen Morrison and Eli West will also perform traditional folk. 7 pm. Sisters High School, 1700 McKinney Butte Road. Adult $20, Youth (18 & under) $10.

saturday 14

Chicks with Picks

MUSIC—There should be more benefit concerts like this one; three female-fronted bands hosting an event for Saving Grace, including Broken Down Guitars, with Staci Johnson's determined twang; Tone Red's one-two gypsy-rock backbeat; and, the lilting singer-songwriter Kim Kelley. And, then a "We Are The World"-style all-on-stage group sing-fest. 7 pm. Volcanic Theatre, 70 SW Century. $8.

saturday 14

Notables Valentine's Dance Party

SOCIAL DANCE—There's little more romantic than the jazz standards of the Big Band Era. Except maybe dancing the night away with your sweetheart while tunes like "The Very Thought of You," "L-O-V-E," and "All Of Me," shout and sing from the deftly-played horns of the Notables Swing Band. If you didn't live through the time, check YouTube for lessons on the Lindy Hop, the Jitterbug and the Charleston. 7 pm. The Belfry, 302 E. Main St., Sisters. $10 adv., $12 door.

sunday 15

Beauty and the Beast

THEATER—The 18th century French fairy tale promoting unconditional love—or partner abuse, depending on your interpretation—finds new life in a portrayal by Thoroughly Modern Productions. TMP uses both child and adult actors and received strong reviews for its recent production of The Wizard of Oz. This iteration draws inspiration primarily from the 1991 Disney film version. 3 pm. Summit High School Theater, 2855 NW Clearwater Dr. $18.50-$22.50.

tuesday 17

Mardi Gras Celebration

DIXIELAND—As good-humored as they are talented (which is high marks on both), the Summit Express Jazz Band has a get-up-and-go that starts with driving cymbals, moves forward with a bellowing tuba, and keeps rhythm with a strumming banjo. But, please don't throw these men any beads. 7 pm. Tower Theater, 835 NW Wall. $13.

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