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Our Picks 7/15-7/21

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thursday 15

Rubbish Renewed

FASHION SHOW—In the "Reduce-Reuse-Recycle" trinity, recycling often gets top billing. Reducing feels like sacrifice and reuse requires creativity. The 5th annual Rubbished Renewed Eco Fashion Show hopes to inspire some of the latter with its showcase of wearable trash art. Proceeds go to Rimrock Expeditionary Alternative Learning Middle School in Bend. 6 pm (all ages), 8:30 pm (21-plus). Bend Armory, 875 SW Simpson Ave. $10-$20.

friday 16

Yogoman Burning Band

SKANKIN—Crow's Feet Commons kicks off its annual Aprés Ski Series with the quirky ska-inspired band from the planet Yog (by way of Washington). The band's happy-go-lucky beats, family-friendly lyrics, and predilection for costumery will turn the Mirror Pond Plaza into the kids' tent at Burning Man. 6 pm. Crow's Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St. Free.

friday 16

Brewing Culture, Craft of Beer

BEER—It's official: Beer's so important it has a curated museum exhibit! This unique exhibit examining Central Oregon's beer history and culture kicks off tonight with 10 breweries "presenting" music from Truck Stop Gravy, and rubbing elbows with local brewers. 6:30 pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 Hwy 97. Free for members. $5 non-members. $10 for beer tasting package.

friday 16

Love, Loss and What I Wore

THEATER—If a picture's worth 1,000 words, then an outfit is worth at least a million. This play explores women's trials and tribulations through the prism of their wardrobes, written by Nora Ephron and her sister Delia. 7:30 pm. 2nd Street Theater, 220 Northeast Lafayette Ave. $16-$19.

saturday 17

The Big Lebowski

FILM—A 4-D experience, with attendees dressed like Jeff Bridges' The Dude and his bowling buddies and drinking white Russians to make the Coen brothers' cult classic feel as if it's actually happening all around you. Prizes for best costume include scenes from the movie hand-drawn by Bridges during his recent visit to the Tower. 7 pm. Tower Theater, 835 NW Wall. $13.

saturday 17

High Gravity Extravaganza

MORE BEER—This beer tasting is not for the faint-hearted. With a selection of McMenamins' boldest beers and a choice of locally brewed stouts to put hair on your chest, the annual High Gravity Extravaganza smartly also offers barbecue, fire pits and take-no-prisoners music from Mark Ransom and the Mostest and Down North. 1-10 pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis. 700 NW Bond. Free to attend. $1.50/tasting.

sunday 18

Peking Acrobats

CIRCUS ACT—From mind-boggling balancing acts to cringe-worthy contortion, these talented performers take what is often seen as a circus act to the next level, infusing each act with grace, precision and synchronization. Though novel in the United States, the Peking Acrobats are stars of a sort in China. With moves like these, it's not hard to see why. 7:30 pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $25-$40.

monday 19

The Holy Broke

SONGCRAFTER—From the former songwriter for Spokane's The Terrible Buttons comes a sallow, solo side project. With gritty and personal narratives, Kent Ueland takes on a dark lamenting persona in some cross between M. Ward and Conor Oberst. 8 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5.

wednesday 21

Tribal Seeds

REGGAE—Happy-go-lucky, dreadlock-clad members of Tribal Seeds emerged from sunny southern California with a sound that mixes traditional, spiritually-driven reggae and modern rock vibes. Buoyant and bouncy, the music will transport you to a tropical island state of mind. 8 pm. Domino Room, 51 Northwest Greenwood Ave. $17-$20.

wednesday 21

Harmed Brothers

FOLK—There are a lot of reasons that Harmed Brothers are frequently compared to Mumford and Sons. Perhaps it's the drawling banjo riffs, the marbled vocal lines or the dual harmonies that stick in your head like gum to a shoe sole. 9 pm. Volcanic Theater Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5.

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