Allegedly, the Rolling Stones wanted to call “Brown Sugar,” their smash hit from ’71, “Black Pussy,” but were shot down. In a tribute of sorts, the Portland boys who make up the stoner-rock band Black Pussy decided to call their band after the abandoned song name. Keith O’Dell, the former keyboardist from Empty Space Orchestra, provides the local tie and is now part of the seven-man crew. They’re joining up with fellow Bend-turned-Portland rock band, The Autonomics. And those youngsters know how to put on a real rock show. Kinda like the Rolling Stones. See ‘em both for $5. 21+. 8 p.m. The Horned Hand, 507 NW Colorado Ave.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Rapping hipster Macklemore is bringing his thrift store duds and fresh beats to your eagerly awaiting ears. The Seattle native, with his prohibition-era hair cut and his serious rhyming skills, is taking the stage with his producer Ryan Lewis. Macklemore can go from silly to serious in a matter of seconds, his videos are full of Deloreans and ironically overdone wardrobes, but his music is all about learning life lessons the hard way. $18. 16+. 7 p.m. Midtown Ballroom, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.
Adventure Galley and Necktie Killer
Looking to dance your ass off Friday night? Get down to Adventure Galley’s sexy-synthy pop rock show, and check out this week’s Sound page for more on the Portland-based band. $5. 21+. 8 p.m. Liquid Lounge, 70 NW Newport Ave.
The Rum and the Sea
Bend’s own The Rum and the Sea play a finessed combination of indie and folk that combines acoustic emotion with stripped-down harmonies. These musicians are political too; they are staunch supporters of adjusting the local noise ordinance and have been active in the musical community, supporting cultural diversity in Bend, for years. Give ‘em some love by coming out to the show and having a brew. $3. 21+. 9:30 p.m. Silvermoon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Central Oregon Symphony
saturday 20- monday 22
Fall is here. It’s time to relax a little bit, take in the colors of autumn and all that. Piano master Dan Franklin Smith can assist with the mood. The New Yorker is performing Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 as well as Symphony No. 3 by Jean Sibelius. Embrace the season with sound. It’s going to be lovely. Three shows: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday. Call 541-317-3941 for more info. Complimentary tickets at cosymphony.com. Bend High School Auditorium, 230 NE 6th St.
National Ski Patrol Annual Gear Sale
Getting stoked for the snow? The ski patrol gear sale is a most excellent way to get bargains on all the tidbits you’ll need for your upcoming winter adventures. Expect coats, gloves, skis, snowboards and other snow-sport equipment at the benefit sale. It’s a good cause! Proceeds go to the Mt. Bachelor National Ski Patrol. If you’ve got gear to get rid of, donate your quality goods on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Free, raffle tickets $5. 9 a.m. GoodLife Brewing, 70 Southwest Century Dr.
Warren Miller’s Flow State
saturday 20 and sunday 21
Pay attention! This isn’t just another ski movie. Tickets for Warren Miller’s latest film come with a FREE lift ticket to Mt. Bachelor! Seriously? Yes! Plus you get to relax and take in the all the wonderful W.M. footage shot on location in Japan, Switzerland, Utah, Colorado, California and Alaska. Beer will be on hand and giveaways from local retailers sweeten the package. Four screenings: 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday; 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday. 9 p.m. shows are 21+. $20 at Powderhouse and towertheatre.org. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.
Know Politics: Broccoli, Marijuana, and Commerce: FDR or Ayn Rand?
When it comes to economic policies do you favor Keynesian policies or are you more for Laissez-faire? James Foster, OSU Cascades Professor of Political Science and author of the tome Bong Hits 4 Jesus, speaks about the government’s role in managing the American economy. This talk is presented and sponsored by the good folks at the Deschutes Public Library. 2 p.m. Sisters Public Library, 110 N Cedar St.
Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, this documentary articulates the dearth of positive female role models in mainstream media and connects this phenomenon to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. Featuring interviews with Margaret Cho, Geena Davis, Rachel Maddow and Diane Feinstein, to name a few, this important film shines a light on sexism in the media. All proceeds benefit Saving Grace and BendFilm. $10, $5 for students. 6 p.m. Bend High School Auditorium, 230 NE 6th St.
Yes, another snow film. Snowboarding this time! Many are calling Jeremy Jones’ 2012 release one of the best snowriding films EVER (for more on that, see our picks for the best films of all time inside this week’s Snowrider’s Guide). Further picks up where Deeper left off. The award winning Teton Gravity Research film explores some of the world’s most remote areas, like Norway’s Atomfjella Mountains. Don’t miss this big-screen showing. $12 at towertheatre.org. 8 p.m. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.
This is not an Irishman’s worst nightmare, but an Americana folk jamboree from Santa Cruz, which is way better. The three-piece group is mandolin-heavy and would fit seamlessly into a backwoods campfire jam, as long as there was a bottle of bourbon in attendance. Their blend of classic folk and punk is similar to so many other Bend favorites and their rowdy shouting about drinking and fighting will make you get up and stomp the floor. 21+. 8 p.m. The Horned Hand, 507 NW Colorado Ave.
LaRhonda Steele and Curtis Salgado
friday 19 and saturday 20
This is what you should know about Curtis Salgado (pictured here with John Belushi): the blues and soul singer started playing with The Nighthawks in the late ‘60s—the band that inspired Belushi to create the Blues Brothers. We shall forever be thankful for that. The Oregon native has also won a boatload of awards and has been playing in Bend for ages. If you haven’t yet seen one of his high-energy shows, now’s your chance. Catch him this weekend with longtime friend LaRhonda Steele in this opening show for this winter’s Jazz at the Oxford series. Three shows: 8 p.m. on Friday; 5 p.m. on Saturday; 8 p.m. on Saturday. $35 at bendticket.com. The Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave.