thursday 5 – sunday 8What better way to prep for the London Games than to watch some of our local Olympic hopefuls square off in events like the long jump, decathlon, pole vault and, hopefully, the hammer throw. It all goes down at Summit Field where some 1,500 young athletes will converge for a chance to move on to the Junior Olympics. Free All Ages. Summit High School.
Jubel in July with Moon Mountain Ramblers
Enjoy some Americana jam grass, fine brews and local art when The Moon Mountain Ramblers perform at the Deschutes Brew pub for first Friday art walk. In addition to music the pub will be hosting a backdoor BBQ with a Jubelale theme. There will be a reception for past Jubelale artists, including Kaycee Anseth and Cara and Louie. Cap it off with pinot-aged Jubelale right from the barrel. Free. 21+. 5-9 p.m. Deschutes Brewery and Public House, 1044 NW Bond St.
Larry and His Flask
Over the past few years, local punk-folk heroes Larry and His Flask have taken their show on the road, blowing minds across the U.S. and Canada with their unique genre-bending and in-your-face performances. Now, they’re coming home for a show, bringing with them a more developed, mature sound and a lot of damn good traveling stories. All ages. Free. 5:30pm. American Legion Park, 850 SW Rimrock Way, Redmond.
Rhythm on the Range
Rhythm on the Range summer concert series kicks off with performances by The Hit Machine and Abbey Road Live. Hit Machine takes the stage on Friday playing high energy covers from AC/DC to ZZ Top. Saturday Beatles tribute band Abbey Road LIVE! performs. $5. Children 12 and under free. 5 p.m. Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Dr.
Jim Lynch Book Signing
friday 6 - saturday 7
Seattle author Jim Lynch’s latest novel Truth Like the Sun is garnering praise from publications as influential and diverse as the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and the Bellingham Herald. In other words, the former Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award winner has written a damn fine novel that combines a solid dose of historical fiction and political drama with Lynch’s lyrical and poignant story telling. It’s only a matter of time before one of Lynch’s novels gets optioned as a television series or Hollywood movie. Get your copy signed today when Lynch barnstorms through Central Oregon and you can proudly say, “I knew him when…” Free. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Paulina Springs Bookstore, Redmond. 5 p.m. Saturday, Paulina Springs Books, Sunriver.
Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings
Delta blues and slide guitar expert, Roy Rogers, was named after the singin’ cowboy himself, but took quite a different musical path. A master of classic blues, Rogers has performed with acts like John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt and Norton Buffalo. Change your name to Calamity Jane and get down. $20/advance at bendticket.com. $25/door. All ages. 6pm. The Century Center, 70 SW Century Dr.
The New Old Time Chautaqua
The New Old Time Chautaqua brings their old-timey vaudeville show to the Tower Theatre to make merry and build community through laughter, entertainment and education. Jugglers, comedians, acrobats, magicians, a 15-piece stage band and the world-famous Flying Karamazov Brothers perform. $8/children and $13/adults towertheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.
Kelly Thibodeaux and Etouffe
Redmond, Oregon is about as far as you can get from the Bayou Country, but that shouldn’t stop you from tossing down a blanket and kicking back with Kelly Thibodeaux’s brand of “swamp rock” in Sam Johnson Park. An honest to Charlie Daniel’s southern rock fiddler, Thibodeaux serves up good time tunes Cajun style. A Louisiana native, Thibodeaux comes by his Southern style honestly and will have the crowds cutting the rug—or turf, as it were—as part of the Music on the Green series. Free. Sam Johnson Park. 6 p.m.
The Mostest CD Release Party
Mark Ransom and crew present their third release entitled Zara Dreams, and invite you out to celebrate their recent tour across the Rocky Mountains, ending right here in Bend. The release party will feature the mostest of The Mostest, including drummer Lindsey Elias, formally of Empty Space Orchestra. Get your jam on and enjoy some cleverly crafted funky rock music. All ages. Free. 7pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St.