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friday 5

Beard & Mustache Contest

COMPETION—The second year of this annual event, as well as the first of Deschutes back alley parties. Expect some summer beers, a barbecue, and dancing to the Boxcar Stringband. With five categories—full beard, moustache, partial beard, freestyle, and the beer stache foam competition—there is something for everyone, as long as you have facial hair. 6:30-8 pm. Deschutes Brew Pub, 1044 NW Bond St. No cover.

friday 5

B.I.G. Improv

LAUGHS—The great thing about the off-the-cuff theater popularized by "Whose Line is it Anyway" is that it's never the same show twice. And, more often than not, like standup comedy, improv often plays off the audience, creating an interactive, personalized experience. Also, there may be frosting involved, which would be the literal and figurative icing on the cake. 8 pm. 2nd Street Theater. 220 NE Lafayette Ave. $8/adv., $10/door.

friday 5 - sunday 7

Into The Woods

THEATER—A modern twist on Brothers Grim fairy tales in a musical format, produced by OperaBend. Following the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story. Friday & Saturday, 7 pm. Sunday 3 pm. Pinckney Center, COCC, 2600 NW College Ave. $20-$45.

saturday 6

Bend Beer Chase

BEER + RUNNING—Following a triangle route for 70 miles from Bend to Sisters to Redmond and back, the Bend Beer Chase starts at Worthy Brewery and finishes at Crux, with a lot of pavement and 16 breweries in-between. Teams of one to six persons are allowed. Begins at Worthy Brewing, 495 NE Bellevue Dr. Pre-registration required. 6:20 am with various start times. $40 "keg leg," or $600 for full team.

saturday 6

Pigs on the Wing

PINK FLOYD—Calling themselves a tribute to Pink Floyd, rather than a cover band, the band allows themselves to stay true to the beloved original of '70s Floyd, as well a unapologetically put their own twist on the songs. However, the vocals may be the only thing unfamiliar, as Pigs on the Wing create a high intensity, hauntingly, complex experience for listeners. 8 pm. The Belfry, 302 E Main Ave., Sisters. $13 adv., $15 door.

saturday 6

Limitless: Where TEDx Meet Teens

INSPIRATION—TEDxBend hosts a special evening highlighting the power and creativity of local youth, through inspiring performances. If you believe that the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way. Also featuring a local musician with a youthful spirit, MOsley WOtta. 6 pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $14 student, $19 adult.

saturday 6

Rocky Horror Picture Show

THEATER—The crew from 2nd Street Theater is reprising the '70s cult classic movie starring Meatloaf and a sexually repressed Susan Sarandon in the monster mash of hormones, British humor, Frankenstein, and audience participant dance numbers. Attending is definitely a bucket list requirement. 11:45 pm. 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave. $10 for general, $15 for front row.

monday 8

Kottonmouth Kings

DOPE MUSIC—It will be curious what happens to the subgenre of pop music that hovers around weed themes once pot is legalized in a few weeks. Kottonmouth Kings lyrics are informed by their love of weed, but what makes them an alluring and fun band is how they match classic Jamaican reggae with quick hip hop ska. 9 pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $20 adv., $25 door.

monday 8

A Wild Solution for Climate Change

PUB TALK—Climate change is a hot topic these days and who better to speak on the issue than world-renowned conservationist Thomas Lovejoy? The man who introduced the idea of "biological diversity" to the scientific community in the 1980s has worked with organizations like the World Wildlife Fund, the Smithsonian, and the United Nations Foundation. 7 pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S Hwy 97. Free.

wednesday 10

Tony Holiday

MUSIC—Leading with a blaring harmonica, Tony Holiday delivers spirited Chicago-style blues, and with good humored lyrics about payback sins, alley catting, and robust women, proving that the blues don't need to be sad and lonely. Experience the harmonica based funk and jump blues. 9 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5.

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