The Bayliens & Cloaked Characters
Locals Cloaked Characters share a bill with indie Bay Area hip-hop heroes The Bayliens for this intimate show. It's like rap music in your living room! 9:30pm. Bendistillery Martini Bar, 850 NW Brooks St.
friday 13Teton Gravity Research, is not, as the name suggests, a physics exploration organization, but rather a ski film production company that is bringing this big-mountain, big-air ski doc to town. The film (which has nothing to do with economic policy) features HD footage from all over the world, stopping in Poland, Italy, as well as making its way stateside, showing its host of skilled riders in the Cascades and Rockies. Showings at 6pm and 9pm. Tickets available at bendticket.com. 6pm. Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin Ave. $10.
In the Ages of the Earth
A couple weeks ago, we reviewed Jackson's Tintar Isle, his funny, dramatic and highly entertaining storytelling project. Now, Jackson has returned to Greenwood Playhouse, this time bringing a new, original show he's calling "In the Ages of the Earth." Chances are, it will be replete with all the funny voices, engaging narrative and whimsical beauty of his previous endeavor, but see for yourself. $5, ages 21+. 8:30pm Friday, Nov 13. Greenwood Playhouse, 148 NW Greenwood Ave.
Head for the Hills
This Fort Collins, Colo.-based bluegrass quartet is one of the most talked-about young acts in all of acoustic music. The band, which is set to roll out a new record produced by Leftover Salmon front man Vince Hermann soon, has found a home away from home in Oregon and has hit Bend a couple times already this year. $7. 9pm Silver Moon Brewing Co., 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Keith Greeninger and Dayan Kai
A longtime favorite in Central Oregon, folk singer and songwriter Keith Greeninger is stopping off in Sisters to celebrate the release of his new disc, Make it Rain. He's bringing along phenomenally talented multi-instrumentalist and vocalist (who does all this as a blind man, mind you) to share the stage. Also on the bill are locals Brad Tisdel, Dennis McGregor, Patrick Lombardi and Peter Heitoff. $15/adults, $10/students available at the door. 7pm. Sisters High School, 1700 W. McKinney Butte Rd., Sisters.
saturday - sunday 14-15
This author lives in Portland where he's a professor at Reed College and has recently published his novel, My Abandonment, which is based on a true story of a father and daughter who lived for several years in Portland's Forrest Park. At this event he'll read and discuss his work. Free and open to the public. 3pm Saturday, Nov 14. Bend Public Library- Brooks Room, 601 NW Wall St. 1pm Sunday, Nov 15. Sisters Public Library, 291 E Main Ave, Sisters.
8th Annual Empty Bowls
At this event, which benefits NeighborImpact, the local poverty-fighting non-profit, you choose from 700 handcrafted bowls created by local potters and fill that bowl with soup! Seating at 11:30am and 1pm. Visit Bendticket.com for tickets. COCC's Campus Center, 2600 NW College Way.
Latin jazz and more from this authentic Cuban act. Turn the page for more! $25, $30. 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.
Returning to Bend for, by our count, at least the fourth time this decade, the bum-diddly-diddly-bing-bong-ding-dong reggae master will spread the island vibe to the masses at the Domino Room. Now in his 50s, the Jamaican-born musician still has plenty of quick-talking kick. If the bing-bong-diddly-dong stuff isn't making sense, you should probably get your ears on some Eek-a-Mouse immediately. $18/adv, $20/door. 9pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.
Powder Hound Preview
This annual event is back, allowing all the local snow enthusiasts to show off their video and slide show projects. Keep an eye out for The Source's own slideshow from the reader-submitted photos we received for this year's Snowriders Guide. There's also some $2,500 in raffle prizes and free schwag to be won. $10 ($9.50 for Club Card members)/adv. $12/door. Call Pine Mountain Sports: 385-8080 for info. 7pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.
Mosley Wotta Hosts Townshend Third Thursday
The poetry slams in Bend have long attracted sizeable crowds, but have always been held at 21-and-up locales. Now, spoken word virtuoso and hip-hop magnate Mosley Wotta debuts an all-ages slam. $3. 8pm. Townshend's Bend Teahouse, 835 NW Bond St.