BEER PONG—It is such a relatively simple game (toss a small white ball into a beer cup), but somehow so, so, so entrancing. A 2007 Gallup Poll discovered that beer pong actually contributes to a 27 percent reduction in annual productivity at American colleges! And now it is here to drain anything important you had planned for your Thursday nights. 5 pm. Silver Moon Pub, 24 NW Greenwood Ave. Free.
HUMP! with Hopeless Jack and the Handsome Devil
PORN—Sex doesn't have to be a taboo whisper, just ask Dan Savage, sex columnist and gay activist who is bringing his sex positive, amateur porn festival to Bend. Followed by a rock and roll set from Hopeless Jack and the Handsome Devil, porn has never been so creative, hilarious and sexy. 7 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $15.
ART—It is like our covers have come to life and are your Friday night escort! (Still, no touching, please.) Starting tonight, the Source presents its monthly cover artist as part of First Friday. Starting with the painter and sculptor Tripper Dungan (see his profile on page 31), with barreling freight train of rock-and-roll that is Patrimony (read more on page 20). 6:30 pm. Bishops, 130 NW Oregon Ave. Free to look.
BASEBALL—Batter, batter, SWING! Ah, yes. The boys of summer are back, and tight pants never looked so good. The Wooden Bat League (seriously, that's what it's called) is a college summer league that allows star college players a chance to be spotted by Big League talent scouts (see profile on page 19). Get 'em while they're hot! Opening night. 6:35 pm. Vince Genna Stadium, 401 SE Roosevelt Ave. $5-$11.25.
An Evening with David Malis
OPERA—Famous operatic baritone David Malis will perform his favorites from musical theatre and opera, including La Bohème, Die Fledermaus and Lucia di Lammermoor. Malis made his official "MET" house debut as Marcello in La Bohème, which led to 12 seasons there as a leading baritone in a variety of roles. He is the first American to win the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the World Competition and has performed worldwide with numerous different opera companies. 7 pm. Pinckney Center for the Performing Arts, 2600 NW College Way. $9-$69.
POEMS—What does a poet from Oklahoma write about? Well, a lot of stuff. Frisbee players and Lutherans, anarchists, conversations overheard in bookstores, praying and of course, writing. On the first official west coast tour for an Oklahoma Poet Laureate, Nathan Brown—who also dabbles in music, photography and storytelling—reads from his most recent book of poetry, "Less is More, More or Less." 6:30 pm. Paulina Springs Books, 252 W Hood St. Sisters. $5.
Failure Machine and Patrimony
ROCK—With the throwback scorn of powerful '70s bands that blazed the rock and roll trail 20 years before they were born, and the hair-metal 'dos of the same era, the local boys of Patrimony are years beyond their age in musical comprehension and talent. 9 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5.
"In My Life" Beatles Tribute
FAB FOUR—Take a family-friendly journey across the universe with this award-winning musical theater tribute to the Beatles, spanning from the group's first appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show" to its subsequent progression through psychedelic and harder rock phases. The famous foursome's sway over fans continues through this film rendition of their lives. 7:30 pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $35-$55.
Asher Fulero Band
ROCK—Oregon native and keyboard hero of studio and stage Asher Fulero (Floydian Slips, Everyone Orchestra, Scott Law, Surrounded By Ninjas) leads his new high-energy funky jam rock band with a solid mix of catchy, imaginative original songs, exploratory instrumentals, and classic covers of favorites from Pink Floyd, Phish, Steely Dan, Peter Gabriel and more obscure songs. The band is fueled by its improvisatory nature and Fulero's impressive piano technique. 7pm. Old St. Francis School, Father Luke's Room. Free.
Blitz 2 the Barrel Arm Wrestling Tournament
BRAWN—Beer, bikes, and bulging biceps. Yes, it's time for the annual bike dash for cash that starts at Wanoga Snow Park, makes its way through Tetherow for the Big Air competition and winds up at 10 Barrel Brew Pub where riders will compete in an arm wrestling tournament. Some of the biggest names in biking will compete for $20,000—the biggest pro invitational cash purse in the nation. 5:30 pm. 10 Barrel Brewing, 1135 NW Galveston Ave. Free to watch.