The Santaland Diaries
wednesday 19-sunday 23
Ever wondered what a self-respecting Macy's elf is REALLY thinking? Here's your chance to hear humorist writer David Sedaris' hilarious take on Christmas commerce. The one-man show, Santaland Diaries, is performed by local thespian Clinton K. Clark. This is one of the few Christmas activities recommended for adult audiences only. $12. 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave.
End of the World Party
It's the end of the world as we know it, and we're going down partying. Join the Moon Mountain Ramblers, Pitchfork Revolution, Grit and Grizzle, and Greg Botsford as they celebrate the Mayan prophecy with live tunes and lots of GoodLife beer. $8. 8 p.m. 70 Southwest Century Dr.
Winter Solstice Celebration
It's only getting lighter from here! Celebrate the longest night of winter with a fire pit party and live music from Ellison Army and Blackflowers Blacksun. Free. 7 p.m. Crow's Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St.
The Rum and the Sea
The Horned Hand and sponsor Elysian Brewing are going big for their end-of-the-world-party. Local favorites The Rum and the Sea and Boxcar Stringband are bringing their hybrid Americana to celebrate our last day on earth. We're going to party like there's no 2013! 21+. $5. 8 p.m., The Horned Hand, 507 NW Colorado Ave.
Tasting: Nectar of the Gods and Fire Cirkl
Ay, wench, fetch me yonder barrel of mead! You too can feel like a Norse God by downing buckets full of the delightful fermented honey beverage that's been enjoyed by peoples across the globe. Sample mead, by the glass, from Nectar of the Gods and White City, Oregon's Fire Cirkl AND enjoy live music! No cover. 5 p.m. Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Café, 1740 NW Pence Ln.
If you're looking for bluesy heartfelt tunes, check out local singer/songwriter and acoustic guitar picker David Bowers. His sound draws from folk gods Arlo Guthrie and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, but his words are his own. Special guest Lexsey Lanzotti opens the show. 21+, $5. 7:30 p.m. Players Bar & Grill, 25 SW Century Dr.
Holiday Bluegrass Jamboree
Get down with some of Bend's best bluegrass. The lineup includes The Bond St. Bluegrass Allstars, Blackstrap, The Bend Ukulele Group, Greg Botsford, Wild Rye and the Prairie Rockets. 21+. $7. 7:30 p.m. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Patrick Lamb's Holiday Soul
saturday 22 and sunday 23
Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist and vocalist Patrick Lamb will once again be in Bend showcasing his musical prowess. A talented crew of jazz veterans is joining the Oregon Music Hall of Famer. All ages. $39. Saturday at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave.
Maragas Winery Open House
Maragas Winery will be hosting its first ever Christmas Eve open house and there's plenty of goodies to get excited about. They'll have hot-spiced wine, cheese samples, hot cocoa and other treats. Oh, and wine, of course. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Maragas Winery, 15523 SW Hwy 97
Community Christmas Eve Service
It's guaranteed to be a sparkling holiday in Central Oregon with a Christmas Eve service hosted by local celebrity Bob Shaw. Musical guests Grace Laxson, Jena Rickards, and Annie Bethancourt will join the well-known weatherman on stage. Children 11 and under get in free. $6. 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Tower Theater, 835 NW Wall St.