We like free stuff. Our part-time columnist Scoop Lewis, Ace Reporter (currently on a leave of absence) reallllly likes free stuff. Especially when he can pick up a bottle of Old Overcoat bourbon on BOGO day. Lewis is also fond of saying, “why pay for music when you can catch a show for free?” So in the spirit of Scoop, we’re endorsing this show. And this ain’t no open mic—we’re talking West African drumming and dancing, not your roommate, Steve. Free. 7-9 p.m. Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Café, 1740 NW Pence Lane, Ste. 1.
Sometimes furiously fast, sometimes drawn-out and dreamy, Tartufi’s experimental prog-rock is music for fans of REAL music. Sure, it might not be for everyone—it certainly isn’t pop—but if you can handle the offbeat drumming, melodies and looping, then you’ll be rewarded with some ultrasonic rock. It’s not uncommon for the Bay-Area threesome to stretch songs past the six-minute mark—without jamming. Listen to “Church of Hanging Leaders” and then go see the band the San Francisco Bay Guradian once voted “the best indie band in S.F.” $5. 9 p.m. The Horned Hand, 507 NW Colorado Ave.
Madeline Peyroux has cited Patsy Cline, Édith Piaf, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan as influences on her jazzy folk music. We think that those are some pretty legit idols, and Peyroux does them proud. Her smokey sweet voice has often been compared to jazz legend Billie Holiday and her sultry, poetic song writing will lull you into a world of smoke-filled cocktail parties. Opener Rebecca Pidgeon ensures a duo of powerful and foxy lady musicians. $25. 6:30 p.m. Tickets at Newport Market. Athletic Club of Bend, 61615 Athletic Club Dr.
The Fourth Annual Little Woody Barrel-Aged Brew and Whiskey Festival
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If the Bend Brew Fest is the modern day Bob Dylan—still awesome, but a little tired and far from a secret, then the Little Woody is Dylan in ’76—mature yet raw, enigmatic, counter-culture and powerful. This year the Little Woody is bringing in 15 different breweries, including Boneyard, Deschutes, Oakshire, Hopworks, 10 Barrel and Ninkasi, and all of ‘em will be pouring some of the most delicious, complex and high-gravity beers you’ve never tasted. It’s not just beers anymore either. Inside the Deschutes Historical Museum there’ll be five fine spirits for your sipping enjoyment and outside there’s food, non-alcoholic drink, music and even beer chats to help round out your day. Basic entry $7 (includes glass), beer tokens $1 each (most beers cost 2-3 tokens). 21+. Friday 5-10 p.m.; Saturday 12-10 p.m. Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 Northwest Idaho Ave.
Shot in the Dark Night Golf Scramble
Whoa. Golfing just got weird with glow-balls and glow-sticks—it’s like a mini-rave out on the course! Enjoy drinks and food as the sun sets and then take to the links for glow-in-the-dark golf. It’s a four-player best-ball format, so gather your mates and get ready for a night of shenanigans out at Brasada. Register at Brasada.com. Social at 8 p.m., Shotgun start at 9 p.m. Brasada Ranch, 16986 SW Brasada Ranch Rd.
Labor and Lumber at the Miller Family Ranch
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The year is 1904 and the Miller family has waaay too much work to kick back, drink beer and BBQ this Labor Day weekend. Drop by and lend a hand watering the garden, washing the laundry, cross-cut sawing or working the mill. It’s the neighborly thing to do. High Desert Museum 59800 South Hwy 97, Bend.-
Maragas Winery Grape Stomp
Winos rejoice! Celebrate the beginning of the grape harvest at the third-annual grape stomp. Local winery, Maragas offers tastings and the opportunity to smash grapes for next year’s batch. If you had your feet in last year’s barrel you’ll be able to sample the fruits of your labor as Maragas releases their latest Beat Red! for tasting. Stomping contests and a barrel raffle will entertain along with live bluegrass from Back from the Dead. Maragas has an open picnicking policy so bring a lunch and your own glass and enjoy local vino. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Maragas Winery, 15523 SW Hwy 97.
Two-step down to the Les Schwab Amphitheater Saturday to hear the sweet sounds of Brandi Carlile performing songs off her fourth studio album Bear Creek. Carlile consistently charms audiences with her unique voice and from-the-heart-song writing. Blitzen Trapper and Ivan & Alyosha open the show. $35 at ticketfly.com. Doors at 5pm, show starts at 6pm. Old Mill District.
Munch and Movies: Kung Fu Panda II
Take a break from all the craziness that has become your life (how did this happen??!!), pack up a blanket and the chillins and relax in front of a movie the whole family can enjoy. Music by the JLavik Band beforehand. Free. 7 p.m., movie starts at dusk. Northwest Crossing's Compass Park.
The loop ninja is back! Another free show! Wheee! Scoop is gonna have enough left over cash to get two bottles of Old Overcoat this week! If looped electro-pop and spacey beat-boxing are your thing, go to this show. Expand your horizons. For Free! And bring your little sister, ‘cause it’s an all-ages show. Free. 7 p.m. McMenamins, 700 NW Bond St.