Opening thursday 1
Check out our preview of this comedic adaptation of the classic horror romp in the Culture section of the paper. Blood, guts, chainsaws and dance number! What else could you ask for out of your local theater community? Plays October 1-31, Wed - Sat. at 8pm, Sundays at 6pm (No performance Oct 4). $20/adults, $18/students and seniors 62 and up. 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave.
This super-sized Art Walk takes over much of downtown and beyond with great art appearing in a number of businesses. Don't forget about the complimentary wine and food. Begins at 5pm.
Skullz 'n Skate
One of the more unusual and perhaps innovative art shows to be found on the Art Hop scene is this 22-piece display by Dana MacKenzie. The works include stenciled pieces, punk-rock-inspired paintings on metal and wood, custom skateboards and some custom jewelry collaborations she worked on with a local jeweler. 7pm Friday, Oct 2. Bendistillery Martini Bar, 850 NW Brooks St.
Knobody of Hieroglyphics
This high-profile rhymester, best known for his work with the cult legend hip-hop troupe Hieroglyphics, comes up from the Bay Area for a show that's sure to be one of the best of its kind here in Bend in a long while. The bill also includes a full list of local acts including Cloaked Characters, Brad Jones, Dirty Words and Joanna Lee. $5. 8pm. The Underground Club, 2221 NE 3rd St.
author of The Crying Tree
This Oregon author was once a broadcast journalist who was assigned to cover our state's first execution in more than 30 years. From that experience and her subsequent investigation into the subject of the death penalty and the issues surrounding it, Rakha formulated the story for her new book, The Crying Tree. The book tells the story of a woman who forgives her son's killer as he waits on death row. 5pm Saturday, Oct 3. Sunriver Books & Music, Sunriver Village Building 25C.
Human Dignity Coalition's
7th Annual Drag Show Fundraiser
Once again, the HDC presents this fundraising event, this time taking their show to the Boondocks stage. Attendees are welcomed to wear their "gender-bending finest" and prepare for a night of dancing, and of course some appearances by some extra fabulous queens. Proceeds benefit the Queer and Allied Youth Program. $10-20. 8pm. Boondocks Bar & Grill, 70 NW Newport Ave.
Bend Fall Festival
If you needed a reminder that it's fall, we got that earlier this week with high temperatures dropping an easy 30 degrees from what we saw this weekend. But that means that it's time for Fall Fest, the annual downtown food, drink, crafts and music festival. Music lineup includes one of the coolest jam rock bands in the Northwest in Flowmotion as well as the Cajun sounds of Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet, and also Mr. Lullaby himself, Shawn Mullins. Saturday, 11am-10pm. Sunday, 11am-6pm. Downtown Bend.
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
The funk and soul master brings the Universe back to Bend. See the Sound section for more on this saxophone and flute master. $18/adv, $20/door. 9pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.
Edge of Never
This film documents 15-year-old Kye Peterson as he skis the run in Chamonix, France on which his father, extreme skier Trevor Peterson, was killed in 1996. Glen Plake, along with other skiing legends, leads the youngster. Director Bill Kerig will be speaking at the screening, which also includes giveaways like skis and other gear. 7pm, Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $20/adults, $10/children 12 and under.
The Art of Bellydance
by the Bellydance Super Stars
Bellydancing is quite popular here in Bend, with a few different troupes and ongoing classes. Now, a touring dance company, the Bellydance Superstars, takes to the Tower Stage. Also, there's a free class on Tuesday afternoon (Noon-1pm) at the Mirror Pond Plaza. Show 7:30pm Wednesday, Oct 7. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.
& The Midnight Shivers
Samantha Crain is a small-statured Oklahoman with a big voice that when combined with her band results in a hearty country-fueled indie rock sound. She's fresh off opening for the Avett Brothers when she hits up Bend on a McMenamins Great Northwest tour. Free. All ages. 7pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St.