Every year Parents, Students, Kids, Amateur Artists and Artists come from all over the country to participate in this event. Participants can work as a team or as individuals. Kids teams are especially encouraged. All materials for the creations are supplied by Pakit Liquidators. Participants are required to bring their own fastening material and imaginations. Art created during the event will then be shown in the Central Courtyard of The Old Mill through May 4th. An Artists reception will take place on May 2nd. Camping accommodations available. For more info/to register call 280-9301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can start at any time. 7am Saturday-7pm Sunday. Pakit Liquidatirs, Corner of 9th and Armour. 389-7047.
Wire with DJs Swett, Smoke And Räda
This trio pump out funky techno, jackin' electro and sexy breaks on the regular every friday night, 9:30pm. $5 Old Mill Martini Bar, 360 SW Powerhouse Dr., 318-0200.
Chris Koza Band
Minneapolis indie folk poper Chris Koza drops in for a Friday night set at the Moon. His music sounds like the bastard child of Paul Simon and Nick Drake. This under-the-radar-music-stunner-phenomenon performs with a band, which includes anywhere from 2-7 members. 8pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., 388-8331.
Bio Fuels Community Shindig
Do you want to learn about Biodiesel in Central Oregon and our energy future? The Bend Biofuels Cooperative is kicking it out and celebrating Earth Day weekend with food & drink, Biodiesel T - shirts (want one?), music, Q&A sessions and presentations at Sunlight Solar Sunlight Solar. 4 NW Franklin Ave., 382-0099.Earth Day Fair/Procession of the Species parade
Dress up like your favorite critter and join the Procession, then proceed to celebrate all that is natural and green with a day of kids activities, unique earth friendly vendors, and music & dancing. Procession of the species starts 11am downtown Saturday near Troy Field on Bond St. Free.
What is it about the roller derby phenomenon that gets people so fired up, anyway? In the case of Bend's own Renegade Rollergirls, we'd guess it probably has something to do with the noble, community-minded mission "to provide the women of Bend the opportunity to participate in a team sport that contributes to fitness, making friends and building self confidence." So basically, the Rollergirls are dedicated to elevating Central Oregon's female citizenry, one body check at a time. What's not to admire? Plus, we daresay, society just automatically loves tough chicks in kinky costumes. Advanced tickets at the Renegade Rollergirl retail store located in Midtown Music Hall, Oxygen Tattoo or your favorite Renegade Rollergirl. Doors 7pm. $10, kids 5 and under are free. 8pm, Midtown Music Hall, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., 388-1106.
CASA Light of Hope Run
The first annual CASA "Light of Hope Run" will start at McKay Park in Bend, offering an extreme USATF 5K, a relaxed 1K fun walk/run, and a community challenge relay. The cause: Court Appointed Special Advocates (or CASA) work in the tri-county area to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. The proceeds fund the expenses of advertising, training, recruiting and retaining volunteers 5K/8:30am, 1K/9am, Community Challenge/9:30am. Information, registration and cost at casaofcentraloregon.org
The 2008 Sunnyside Sports Banff Film Festival
The film festival will be held at Summit High School to benefit the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation. The film hightlights the adventure, excitement, and the inspiration of mountain stories. Experience the exhilarating beauty of mountain landscapes. Meet the world's top adventurers. Listen to their stories. Relive their challenges. Reconnect with adventure. Advanced tickets at Sunnyside Sports & MBSEF. 7pm. $15, $13/advance. Summit High School, 2855 NW Clearwater Dr.
After two friends create a bumper crop of corn using genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they find troubling questions about how we eat - and how we farm. Co-producer Curt Ellis will be at the Tower for this screening to discuss the film and take questions from the audience. 7pm. $10, $7/ with student ID. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., 317-0700. (see this week's review pg. 43)
Blue Turtle Seduction
This Lake Tahoe rock outfit is grounded in Americana stylings with neo-hip beat lyrics, world melody breakdowns, funk accents, and bluegrass flair. this band played 226 shows in 2006, so suffice to say the have a following. Doors 9pm, $10. 10pm. The Annex, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. (See this week's review, pg. 25)