through saturday 26
Thursday night kicks off a two-week, six-show run of this musical that's set in 1929 Berlin and centers on an American novelist who falls in love with a Cabaret singer. This just might be one of the most innovative theater ventures we've seen in Bend in quite a while. Check back next week for our review of the show. Sep 17-19 and 24-26. $25. 8pm Thursday, Sep 17. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.
Blue Turtle Seduction
What's this? A Blue Turtle Seduction show? Has it already been two months? This Tahoe-based jam-o-riffic band just can't get enough of Bend, or maybe vice versa. $10. 9pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co. 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Photographer K. Cyr opens an exhibit of mixed media photographs entitled "One Size Too Small." Cyr, one of Bend's most promising young photographers, takes a candid lens to approach the correlation between resistance and renewal through the personification of abandoned landscapes. Reception: 6pm-10pm Friday, Sep 18. Poethouse Art, 55 NW Minnesota Ave.
Haute Trash Presents a Trash Fashion Show
This fashion show features an innovative approach to style with creations made from, well, trash. The result is some pretty cool stuff, allowing you to think that, hey, there's a lot you can do with garbage. Jason Graham (aka Mosley Wotta) hosts this show, which is a benefit for Vima Lupwa Homes (lupwahomes.org). $15, 6:30pm. Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin Ave.
Here's something weird about our local music scene: What might turn out to be one of our best bar bands consists of members who still can't drink. The Autonomics are rough (sometimes really rough), loud and have a hell of a fun time playing. Think of them as a super-young version of The Hold Steady... or something like that. No cover. 9pm. JC's Bar and Grill, 642 Franklin Ave.
The Age of Stupid
This film is set in a future in which climate change has ravished the world and the people of this future society look back on where we went wrong. Followed by a live panel discussion featuring the filmmakers and other notable figures. 8pm, Old Mill Stadium 16, 680 SW Powerhouse Dr.
WebCyclery brings you the Central Oregon premiere of a documentary following one of the most insane events in all of sports. The film follows competitors in the Race Across America, a 3,000-mile bike race that some people complete in only 10 days, staying on the bike for as long as 24 hours at a time. Yikes. $5. 21 & over. 9pm-10pm Tuesday, Sep 22. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St.
These United States, Goodbye Dyna
Far and away one of the coolest bookings thus far this fall (other than the Deer Tick show you'll read about below), the raucous indie roots rockers of These United States are descending on the Silver Moon. The band's sound combines Americana influences with a full rock attack - check out the band's new record, Everything Touches Everything to get a taste of why things are looking bright for this act. $5. 9pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co., 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
One of the most talked about indie folk rock bands in the entire country is coming to Bend... and it's free. Insane? Absolutely. Check out the Sound section for a complete profile of the Providence, R.I. quartet. All ages. 7pm. Free! McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St.
Bend Roots' Night of the Dead
And by Dead, they mean Grateful Dead, of course. The Bend Roots Revival is kicking off a night early this year with a night full of Dead covers and rootsy originals. First is the bluegrass of Back from the Dead and then the night closes out with Rising Tide, who fared well at last year's Bend Roots with their tiger-tight Dead covers. 5:30-9pm. Free. Victorian Café, 1404 NW Galveston.
Finn Riggins, Church
We'll have more about Finn Riggins in the Blender blog next week as this show approaches, but if you haven't heard this Boise, Idaho trio, you should check them out . Their new record, Vs. Wilderness, comes out in mid-October, just in time for the wild-ass, slightly zany psych rockers to head out on tour opening for Built to Spill. Joining them at this Bend show is Church, an alterna-pop band out of Portland. $5. 9pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co., 24 NW Greenwood.
Top Shelf, Mosley Wotta, Cloaked Characters, DJ Hit N Run
Boondocks opens up its stage to some of the area's best hip-hop acts. Expect some killer collaborations at this show - such as the ones we've heard as of late from the result of Mosley Wotta and Cloaked Characters teaming up. Preeeeetttty good stuff, if you ask us. Oh yeah, and this is a free show. 9pm. Boondocks Bar and Grill, 70 NW Newport Ave.