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thursday 22

Alison Wright

PRESENTATION—National Geographic Traveler of the Year is visiting to share her photos and insight on the work women are doing in developing countries. After surviving a deadly bus accident and undergoing 30 surgeries, the photojournalist traveled back to the village three years later to deliver medical equipment to the doctors who saved her. 6:30 pm. Tower Theatre, 835 Wall St. $15.

friday 23

Kottonmouth Kings

HIP-HOP—One of the early pioneers of stoner rap, basically mashing up the sounds of Cypress Hill with the Insane Clown Posse and adding a dose of Orange County punk rock. With over four million albums sold, The Kings are not to be trifled with and have remained relevant to their fan base much longer than the average stoner act usually does. Bring Visine and donuts. 8 pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $20.

friday 23

Big Brothers Big Sisters Comedy Benefit

STAND-UP COMEDY—Laughing for a good cause is even sweeter than just laughing for the hell of it and with comedians like Jake Woodmansee and the Bend Comedy crew, the laughs will be plentiful. Also, there will be a "Beer for a Year" raffle, which basically means the entire proposition is win-win. Come for the comedy and stay for the live and silent auction. 7 pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $50-$650.

friday 23-saturday 24

Bobby Gould In Hell

THEATER—Director Derek Sitter is bringing his fully realized version of the David Mamet play to life. The one-act play pits Bobby Gould against Satan in a courtroom-like setting. Sitter's vision of Mamet's study of morals includes live acting and projected images that will "have your mind reeling." 7:30 pm. Volcanic Theater Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $10.

saturday 24

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

SHADOW SCREENING—Not to be confused with the full performance coming up at the Tower, this is Lonely Fish Productions' take on the material. The film plays in the background while a group of extremely talented actors lip synch and act out the show, pulling the audience into the shenanigans. Beware virgins, you WILL be a part of the show. A sexy, sweaty good time. 9 pm. The Belfry, 302 Main St., Sisters. $15.

saturday 24

Happy Girls Run Sisters

RUN—Women and girls of all running levels and ages are welcome to participate in the 5k road race or half marathon trail run. Funds will benefit the Sisters Parks and Recreation District—which provides summer camps, after school programs, and outdoor recreation classes for children and adults. 9 am, half marathon start, ends at Five Pine Lodge. 1021 Desperado Trail, Sisters. $40-90.

saturday 24-sunday 25

Warren Miller's Chasing Shadows

DOCUMENTARY—Legendary ski and snowboard filmmaker Warren Miller has been making documentaries since 1949. Chasing Shadows, Warren Miller Entertainment's 66th annual film, follows the fresh tracks of athletes like Marcus Caston and Caroline Gleich through storms and across the world. Sat. 6 & 9 pm, Sun. 5 & 8 pm. Tower Theatre, 835 Wall St. $20.

saturday 24-monday 26

Central Oregon Symphony Fall Concert

CLASSICAL—German cellist Claus Kanngiesser is joining the Central Oregon symphony as a guest artist. Works to be performed include Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's Overture to The Secret of Suzanne, Edouard Lalo's Cello Concerto in D Minor, and Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98. Sat. and Mon., 7:30 pm., Sun. 2 pm. Bend High School, 230 NE Sixth St. $50 donation.

wednesday 28


POWER FUNK—Brooklyn's finest funk/soul band comes to Bend ready to make people dance their sexy off. This eclectic nine-piece filled with horns, multi-insturmentalists, singers, and a tour-de-force live show make this one concert not to miss in a season filled with unmissable shows. One of THE bands to watch over the next few years, Turkuaz is going to be massive sooner rather than later. 9 pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $12.

wednesday 28

The Lil' Smokies

BLUEGRASS—The Missoula, Montana-based bluegrass sextet won this year's Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition. The Lil' Smokies have also been nominated for an International Bluegrass award, and they've sold out countless performances over the last six years. They've shared stages with Keller Williams, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers. 7 pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St. No cover.

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