Bill Nershi and Scott Law must love Bend, but really, who doesn't? Friday marks each of their second passes through Bend this year and we're not complaining. Nershi, of String Cheese Incident fame, teams up with Law for an intimate yet totally rocking night of flat-picking at Silver Moon. 9pm, Silver Moon Brewing Co., 24 NW Greenwood Ave., $10.
High and Dry Bluegrass Festival
Got an extra ten bucks this weekend? Well, it could get you ten bands at the High and Dry Bluegrass Festival. Check out last week's music feature for more information and go to www.highanddrymusicfestival.com for ticket and schedule info. Proceeds benefit the Cascade Community School of Music. 10am. $10. Runway Ranch, 62255 Peacock Lane.
Experimental, industrial rockers Warm Gadget play their first show ever! See this week's profile. 9pm Players Bar & Grill, 25 SW Century Dr. $3.
Ten Foot Tall and 80 Proof
The guys who make up Ten Foot Tall and 80 Proof have roots all over the country from Alabama to Michigan to Montana and play country-dance music that's supposedly been known to inspire a resurgence in couples dancing. Guess you better take your sweetie down to Silver Moon on Saturday and find out if their roots-country-rock will have you on your cowboy-booted feet. 9pm Silver Moon Brewing Co., 24 NW Greenwood Ave., $5.
Kidstock - US School of Rock All Stars
If Jack Black movies have taught us anything, that one thing would be that kids can rock out with the best of them. And odds are, the 12-18-year-olds playing at Kidstock are going to rock us right out of our lawn chairs. Check out the real School of Rock, minus one big slob of a show-stealing lead singer. 2:30pm-4:30pm Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. Free.
Sunriver Music Festival
through saturday 22
The 32nd annual Sunriver Music Festival is underway and it's a must-see for fans of classical and orchestra music... like us. Head over this weekend for the fest's Classical Concerts I and II. And on Sunday, don't miss the Sergei Prokofiev's beloved Peter and the Wolf at the family concert. For concert schedule, and venue and ticket information, see www.sunrivermusic.org/summer09.
Tower Theatre's Jeld-Wen Events
If the week of golf championship play in Sunriver isn't enough for you, don't worry; Tower Theatre has got you covered. Starting Saturday with a screening of Tin Cup and continuing until Sunday, with live final round JELD-WEN Tradition coverage, head over to the Tower for a week of golf-related festivities. Monday through Thursday from 11:30am-4:30pm, you can view the golf exhibit in the lobby while watching Golf Channel programming on the big screen. And oh yeah, four nights (Mon-Thu, 8pm) of Caddyshack, because what is golf without the classic Bill Murray and Rodney Dangerfield film? Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.
Now to the actual golf... Held at the Crosswater Club at Sunriver Resort, the four-day, 72-hole major championship is part of the PGA Champions Tour. So head out to Sunriver this week to watch some of the biggest names in golf play in your own backyard. For ticket and schedule information, go to www.jeld-wentradition.com. Crosswater Golf Course, 17600 Canoe Camp Dr.
Call the Cops with Vogue in the Movement
Call the Cops - no, don't really, but head over to the Domino Room for the indie electro-poppy band as they play with Vogue in the Movement. With Call the Cops having just released their debut EP, Motion Sickness, fans of Metro Station, Fall Out Boy, and Paramore alike will enjoy them as they rock out with Vogue in the Motion. Local band, The Roe, will also be performing. 7:30pm. $8. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.
Originally published in 1956, Allen Ginsberg's Howl went on to become one of the most popular poems of the Beat Generation. It was originally written as a performance piece, published and then deemed obscene. Alastair M. Jaques performs a live recitation as part of his continuing Great American Poets in Performance series. 7:30pm. Between the Covers, 645 NW Delaware St.