Last week, we told you about one Thanksgiving Day race, the Turkey Trot (9 a.m., Old Mill District), but there's another pre-feast race you can complete before guiltlessly indulging in pie. This friendly, untimed race asks that you bring a pie for the masses, and you can win an award if your creation is one of the top three. The run (get your mind off the pie for a second) benefits NeighborImpact and has 2K, 5K and 10K options on the First Street river trail. $5 and five cans of food entry fee. Meet at Riverfront Plaza behind Footzone. 9am.
If you're a fan of Deschutes Brewery's Jubelale, you're aware that the artwork on the bottle's label can be as revered as much as the tasty beer found within. Celebrating the release of this year's Jubelale, Deschutes is bringing the label's creators, Cara Thayer and Louie Van Patten, to The Horned Hand to sign your posters and enjoy a beer with you. On display will be a collection of past Jubelale artwork that you can take a look at before or after rocking out to the indie-folk sounds of Harley Bourbon, an excellent local band that we profiled in last week's paper. Free. 6pm-9pm. More info at The Horned Hand, 507 NW Colorado Ave.
World-renowned jazz vocalist/pianist Diane Schuur, a Northwest native who was born blind, won Grammys in 1986 and 1987, and has since been nominated for another three of the awards. In her three decades since recording her hit "Dear Mommy and Daddy" in 1971, she's released a total of 18 records, including her latest, The Gathering, which features guest appearances by Allison Krauss, Vince Gill and Mark Knopfler. If you're a jazz fan, and we know there are plenty of you here in town, we suggest seeing Schuur in this uniquely intimate venue. $55 at bendticket.com. 8pm. The Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Avenue.
We had a chance to chat with this funked-out Los Angeles troupe Orgone this week and allowed them to share some of their party philosophy in this week's Sound section. Check out that story and then begin stretching your legs for the dance-a-thon you're going to engage in on Monday. Bonus: The show is at the Annex above Midtown, one of Bend's coolest and underutilized venues. $10 at bendticket.com, Ranch Records, ticketswest.com/$13 at door. Doors at 8pm. 21-plus. 9pm. The Annex, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.
His name is iconic when it comes to the lore of the Old West, but there's a lot about Buffalo Bill you probably don't know. At this low-key (and free) lecture, COCC professor Terry Krueger explains how Bill managed to market himself, and all the trappings of cowboy culture, during our country's massive westward expansion. And since this is a History Pub event, you get to drink while you listen to this talk. Free, all ages. 6pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis school, 700 NW Bond St.
There's something about seeing a movie you've all but memorized in the company of other people who also love that same movie. That's what you'll be doing at this weekly film event, which this time around features the 1987 John Hughes classic, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, about a mismatched pair of businessmen (John Candy and Steve Martin) who endure a hellish Thanksgiving trip home to Chicago. It's funny stuff, people. $5 tickets. See 2ndstreettheater.com for more info. 7:30pm. 2nd Street Theater,
220 NE Lafayette Ave.
Shannon Bex and Michael Lewis Martinez
If the weekend's big jazz show wasn't your thing, you can still catch some music at the Oxford Hotel in the coming week, this time with the sounds of country rocker Shannon Bex, the locally grown talent who made it big as a part of Dannity Kane and now has ventured out on a solo career. Local singer/songwriter Michael Lewis Martinez is also on the bill. 9:30pm. The Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave.
Jerry Joseph and Steve Drizos
We're not completely sure how Bend keeps coaxing Jerry Joseph to repeatedly show up at our local clubs and bars, but we're not going to complain. This Springsteen-esque rock songwriter is one of the best in the business with a growly voice that goes well with his songs of tough drinking and tough times. Joining him onstage is his frequent collaborator, friend and awesome drummer, Steve Drizos. $10. Players Bar & Grill, 25 SW Century Dr.