We thought we'd take another stab at getting the word out about the premiere showing of this snowboard flick that forsake flashy helicopter shots and snow cat transportation for simple human power...as in walking and such. A DJ will start spinning after the screening as ski and snowboard films play in the background to keep the dance party pumping. Oh, and there's plenty of free stuff to be given away! 6pm, The Summit Saloon and Stage, 125 NW Oregon Ave. $6, $10/two.
Reading the Wonder of Kesey's Notion
Here's something you probably didn't know: one of the greatest American novels was written and takes place right here in Oregon. We're talking about none other than Ken Kesey's Sometimes a Great Notion and at this discussion, University of Oregon professor David Scott Arnold takes an in-depth look at the novel. 6:30pm. Bend Public Library, Brooks Room, 601 NW Wall St.
REALMS Fundraiser: Warren Miller Screening
Dare we place two ski/snowboard flicks on the Picks page this week? We do, indeed. This screening of Warren Miller's Children of Winter Never Grow Old is a fundraiser for Rimrock Expeditionary Alternative Learning Middle School. Feb 5 is family night, Feb 6 is 21+. 5pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $10/adults, $8/students & seniors.
Arthur Miller's All My Sons
through saturday 15
The CTC is putting on one of Arthur Miller's finest works. This piece, which the prolific writer penned in the late 1940s, tells the story of two family fortunes during World War II. Thurs through Sat at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. Additional 2pm matinees on Saturdays February 8th and 15th. Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood Ave. $20 Adult, $15/Senior (60 and over), $10/Student.
Fetish art show
There's plenty of stuff to see, hear and drink during February's First Friday, but the opening of the show at the PoetHouse certainly caught our eye. The art on display contemplates the dictionary definition of the word "fetish" which organizers insist has nothing to do with leather, feet or cats dressed up as humans. Look up the word and find the real meaning then go check out the always fab art at the PoetHouse. 5:30pm. PoetHouse Art, 55 NW Minnesota Ave.
Goodbye Dyna CD Release Party/ Lava City Roller Dolls After-Party
Goodbye Dyna dropped off their latest CD, entitled XXVII, in our offices and it didn't take long for the disc to impress us. The band skips between genres, tying them together with a skillfully composed prog-rock foundation. Keep an eye on these guys. Oh yeah, and the shindig is also a post-bout party for the Lava City Roller Dolls. 9pm. Seven, 1033 NW Bond St.
The streak of super-sweet free Wednesday night shows continues with an appearance by New Orleans' E.O.E., a band that combines jazz, reggae with a hip-hop core for some smooth jams. We could tell you more about these socially conscious beat purveyors, but let your ears decide by clicking over to myspace.com/eoeuniverse. All Ages. 7pm. Free. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St.
The Pimps of Joytime
It's nice when a potential new favorite band just drops into your lap. That's very well what might happen to you if you check out this super affordable show on Wednesday night by this danceable multi-genre experiment. Check the On Stage column for more information. The Annex (at Midtown Music Hall), 51 NW Greenwood Ave. 9pm doors, 10pm show. $8.
That 1 Guy
The creator and only known performer of the Magic Pipe is back in town to get you grooving to his one-man show. See the Sound section for our super-sweet interview. 8pm doors, 9pm show. $6. Silver Moon Brewing Co, 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Speaking of one-man acts, there's another solo artists who sounds like a band when you close your eyes playing out in Sisters on the same night as That 1 Guy. This is the first of a four-day Central Oregon run for this Portland-based artist whose real name is Brian Granse. This guy has some real chops and we'll give you even more info on him next week. 7pm. $4. Three Creeks Brewery, 721 Desperado Court, Sisters.