thursday 15-sunday 18
A Night of One Acts
THEATRE—Instead of binge watching your favorite show, why not spend the evening watching six plays. Each one-act performance lasts from 10 to 25 minutes. Be prepared to cry and laugh as the shows explore love, relationships, and life. Thurs-Sat, 7:30 pm; Sun, 2 pm. Cascades Theatre, 148 NW Greenwood Ave. $15 adults, $12 seniors & students.
COMPETITION—If you've got what it takes to hang vertically, sideways, and upside down, test out your skills at the bouldering competition. Tryouts are open to anyone and the best climbers will advance to the finals. The competition is for fun and open to spectators but $2000 will be given to the winners of the final event in January. 5 pm. Bend Rock Gym, 1182 SE Centennial Ct. $20 entrance fee, free to spectators.
Icon of the Sagebrush Sea
SAGE GROUSE—The opening of High Desert Museum's new exhibition, which explores conservation efforts, the natural history, and also the cultural significance of North America's largest grouse—the sage grouse. The exhibit will highlight the conservation work of a variety of groups plus the role sage grouse play in the sagebrush ecosystem. 6-8 pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S Hwy 97. Free with admission.
friday 16-saturday 31
Evil Dead: The Musical
MUSICAL—A bloody good time at the theater with sex, singing, gore, demons, chainsaw hands, books bound in human flesh and inked in human blood, severed body part, dancing, and, of course, a splatter zone in the front row where audience members also get covered from head to toe in the red stuff. 7:30 pm, Sunday 3pm. 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave. $22.
Poison Waters Drag Show
DRAG SHOW—Drag shows are always a delightfully good time, but this event here might be more fun than legally allowed in this state. A no-host bar sponsored by Absolut Vodka, a runway that extends straight through the audience and a live (and silent) auction with some delightful prizes are just a few of the wonderful things in store! 7 pm. Bend's Community Center, 1036 NE Fifth St. $15.
BLUES & R&B—Singer Curtis Salgado got his start in the late 60s and eventually fronted his own band, The Nighthawks. In 1977, John Belushi caught a Curtis Salgado performance while filming Animal House in Eugene, which later inspired the actor to create the Blues Brothers. Salgado has released eight solo albums, won numerous awards, and performed with Bonnie Raitt and Muddy Waters. 8 pm. The Belfry, 302 E Main Ave., Sisters. $20 adv., $25 door.
Swinging With the Stars
BENEFIT—Local celebrities are dancing to raise money for Central Oregon Sparrow Clubs—which benefit children with medical needs. Every dollar donated to the Sparrow Clubs counts as one vote towards the favorite dancing couple of your choice. The event is presented by KOHD, Central Oregon's ABC. 6 pm. The Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $18.
A Night for Nepal
FUNDRAISER—This fall three Bendites are heading back to Nepal, where they were this past year when the earthquakes hit, to rebuild schools using sustainable, seismic-resistant building methods. The evening includes a raffle, music, an art exhibit, and spirits, with the proceeds benefiting their efforts. 7-11 pm. Armature, 50 SE Scott St. Free.
FILM—An infuriating look at Jumbo Glacier Resort and their downright shady ways of taking one of the last wild places in B.C. and turning it into another ski resort. The film educates and entertains, while also getting the blood boiling with true and righteous fury at the lengths man will go to in turning natural resources into dollars and cents. 8pm. Patagonia, 1000 Wall St. Suite 140. Free.
Inspired Ski Movie Tour
SKI FILM—A mini-film festival complete with some of the best ski films of the last year. The Inspired crew will also be bringing along Tanner Hall, Henrik Harlaut, Phil Casabon to sign autographs or a personalized poster. A must-attend for all powder junkies. 6 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $10.