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thursday 28

Fremont: Finding the Path

HISTORY—Actor Alastair Morley Jaques, known for his creepily spot-on impersonation of Edgar Allen Poe, will portray Central Oregon mapmaker and explorer John Fremont as part of "Fremont: Finding the Path," a Oregon Bureau of Land Management-funded event. The larger-than-life man, known as "The Great Pathfinder," is revived by the classically trained Portland-based performer. 6:30 pm. Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho. Free.

thursday 28

The Both

MUSIC—Better recognized by their individual names, Aimee Mann and Ted Leo have teamed up to form the super group The Both, a mashup of Leo's punky power pop and Mann's melodious indie-folk. 6:30 pm. Athletic Club of Bend, 61615 Athletic Club Dr. $30.

thursday 28

Jeff Crosby and the Refugees at Volcanic

MUSIC—Under a mop of blonde hair with a road-tested pop-perfect voice, Jeff Crosby comes from the Bruce Springsteen school of songwriting. Mesmerizing storytelling about small-town, blue-collar, day-to-day with a rock and roll edge is what he and the Refugees do best. 8 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5.

friday 29

Central Oregon Wild West Show

WILD WEST—Travel back in time to the Wild Wild West with Central Oregon's Pine Mountain Posse, a local cowboy action shooting club, as it channels Billy the Kid, the James Gang, Annie Oakley, and Buffalo Bill, with shootouts, jail breaks and bank robberies. Cowboy attire not required, but when at the O.K. Corral... 7 pm (additional times on Saturday and Sunday). Deschutes County Fair and Expo, Juniper Arena, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond. $8; 5 and under free.

friday 29

Benefit Concert at Volcanic

BENEFIT—If you've ever stepped foot in Volcanic Theatre Pub, you've probably met Jason (Jake Costa), the smiley fella behind the soundboard. Jason recently encountered some unexpected medical expenses and some of his (and our) favorite acts are getting together to help support him: Necktie Killer, Ryan Pickard and Portland's Hopeless Jack and the Handsome Devil and Machine. 8 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $10 suggested donation.

friday 29

Little Woody Fest

BEER—The Lexus of beer tasting festivals, Little Woody requests that brewers bring their A-game, asking for unique beers and, if possible, to age them in oak barrels, a style that adds contemplative dimensions to the beer. With music from Patrimony on Friday, Wilderness on Saturday. 5-10 pm, Friday; noon-10 pm, Saturday. 129 NW Idaho. $10 entry. $1 tokens (each drink cost 2-5 tokens).

saturday 30

Grape Stomp at Maragas

WINE—It is hard to be closer to your food than to be ankle deep in a vat of grapes picked from just a few feet away. The annual grape stomp is a fun and, yes, interactive activity for young and old. Please, though, clip your toenails and pluck your feet hair before jumping in. 10:30 am-6 pm. Maragas Winery, 15523 SW Hwy 97, Culver. $10.

saturday 30

Maker's District Block Party

PARTY—Creative collaborations are bubbling up on the east side of the tracks in what's being dubbed the Maker's District—between Olney and Greenwood and 1st through 3rd streets—and local businesses are celebrating with a block party. This up-and-coming neighborhood includes Locavore, Humm Kombucha, Sara Bella Upcycled and more. Watch out Galveston, the (sorta-kinda) east side is rising. 4 pm. Maker's District. Free.

saturday 30

Carrie La Seur

READING—A seventh generation Montanan, author Carrie La Seur knows the crushing beauty of the Big Sky state. A Bryn Mawr graduate and Rhodes Scholar, she is also whip-smart enough to make her observation sing and sting. Her debut novel, "The Home Place," is remarkable, a story about beauty and loss and a woman pulled back by the skeletons in her closet. 5 pm. Sunriver Music and Books, 57100 Beaver Dr, Sunriver. Free.

tuesday 2

County Commissioner Debate

DEBATE—As part of the Bend Chamber's "What's Brewing" town hall series, County Commissioner candidates incumbent Tony DeBone and current Bend City Councilor Jodie Barram will debate the county's future and the role that economic development, education, livability and other factors are likely to play. 5 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $15 members, $20 non-members in advance. An additional $5 at the door.

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