Out in the Silence
This documentary, which focuses on gay rights and equality in small-town America, arrives for two screenings in Redmond and Bend at an especially apt time, considering all the news surrounding issues of teen bullying. The film is directed by Joe Wilson, who returns to his hometown after an announcement of his marriage to another man was put in the local paper, and looks at the lives of several LGBTQ people in the small Pennsylvania town. Redmond: 3pm, Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave. Second screening at the Hitchcock Auditorium, COCC from 6-9pm. 3pm-5pm Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave.
Simon & Garfunkel
This is not a performance by Simon and Garfunkel. Let's make that clear, OK? But if you're a fan of the legendary folk duo, this show will satiate all your S&G needs with all the classic tunes. Recreating the sounds for the duo is A.J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle, who've been doing this for more than a decade. Don't all yell for "The Boxer" at once... we think it will be on their set list. $20, $27, $32/adv, all seats $3 higher day of show. 8pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.
Night Kite Revival
The allure of slam poetry continues in Bend with this performance by three of the medium's most skilled word masters. The Knight Kite Revival consists of Derrick Brown (who already wowed Bend once this year), Anis Moigani and Buddy Wakefield, the latter two of whom have won World Poetry Slam titles. The show is a high-energy affair complete with plenty of poetic acrobatics and is full of humor. The show is for all ages, so the many younger slam fans in town are all welcome. And it's free! Woot! 7pm, Cascade Theatrical Company's Greenwood Playhouse, 148 NW Greenwood Ave.
Bend's RMHC 3rd Annual Homegrown Review
This annual show is a benefit for Bend's Ronald McDonald House and features a sweet lineup including Mosely Wotta, Moon Mountain Ramblers, Hurtbird, Shireen Amini, Dennis McGregor, Hilst & Coffey, Erin Marie Cole-Baker & Brent Alan. $12. All ages. All proceeds benefit RMH. 7pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.
Last Comic Standing
We've now reached the semifinals of our local comedy competition and on Friday night we'll have 12 of your funniest neighbors up on stage to make you laugh. Show up and vote for your favorite funnyman/woman. $5. 21 and up. 8pm. Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin Ave.
What up, Floater fans? How you guys and gals doing these days? What's that you say? You haven't had your electric/acoustic Floater fix lately? Well, that's about to change for you lucky, lucky party people because the band has returned and will spend the weekend at the Domino Room. Things will get all heavy and loud and aggressive on Friday night, but on Saturday, you can scrape off the band's course peel and delight in the sugary goodness of their acoustic core. Sound good? Sorry for asking so many questions. Friday: $15/adv, $18/door. Saturday: $13/$16 for the acoustic show. Tickets at bendticket.com, Ranch Records, ticketswest.com. 8:30pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.
Winter Ale Release
An outdoor concert in November? You see, this Pray- for-Snow Party has to be outside, otherwise the snow gods wouldn't be able to hear our pleas. 10 Barrel rolls out its Winter Ale as you enjoy music from Mosley Wotta and Hurtbird. Tons of free giveaways! 4pm-9pm. 10 Barrel Brewpub, 1135 NW Galveston Ave.
Head for the Hills
One of Bend's favorite out-of-town bluegrass acts, Colorado-based Head for the Hills returns to town for this sure-to-be fun show at the Silver Moon. We're giving away tickets to this one on the Blender blogs. Keep an eye on tsweekly.com/blender to snag those. $8/adv, $10/door. 9pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co., 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Choose from over 750 hand-crafted bowls created by local potters. Then fill your bowl with gourmet soup and enjoy local bread and desserts while enjoying music from local musicians. $18/adv from Bendticket.com or by calling 541-548-2380 x144, $20/door. Seatings at 11:30am and 1pm. COCC's Campus Center, 2600 NW College Way.
Steelhead Film Night
Central Oregon fly fishing extraordinaire Brian O'Keefe hosts this night of short fly fishing films and photos at McMenamins Old St. Francis. O'Keefe, who publishes the online fishing and photography magazine, Catch, should have plenty of memorable images to hold the interest of steelhead junkies and those who love them. The event, which includes raffle prizes, is a fundraiser for the Deschutes River Conservancy. 700 NW Bond. $10.