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thursday 8-sunday 11

BendFilm Festival

FILM FESTIVAL—Central Oregon's own premiere film festival has returned. Packed to the brim with some of the finest shorts, docs, and features of the year, BendFilm is coming back stronger than ever. Check this week's SCREEN section for some of our picks for best of the fest. Multiple locations, all day long, various prices. Check the BendFilm guide or website for details.

friday 9

The Sugar Beets

CONCERT—Eugene-based soulgrass, roots-rock ensemble The Sugar Beets are celebrating their 25th anniversary. The band met as UO students, and since then they've produced six recordings, and their high-energy live shows feature African drumming, a fiddle, mandolin, and a standup bass—just to name a few. The eight-member band's foot-stomping originals are inspired by gospel, Motown, and country genres. 8 pm. The Belfry, 302 E Main St., Sisters. $15 adv., $18 door.

friday 9

Nappy Roots

HIP HOP—One of the early-2000's most underrated hip-hop crews, Nappy Roots has been quietly making some of the catchiest and stankiest Southern fried hip-hop for years. Check this week's SOUND section for more details about Nappy's current line-up and what to expect from their show. 7 pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $16.

saturday 10

Farm To Table

FOOD—Author and farmer Joel Salatin, whose farm was featured in the book The Omnivore's Dilemma, visits Windy Acres to discuss farming, freedom, and food rights. This outdoor event will also include a three-course meal featuring meats and dairy from the farm. 10 am-5 pm. Windy Acres Dairy Farm, 3320 NW Stahancyk Ln., Prineville. $15.

saturday 10

Tough By Nature Exhibit

EXHIBIT—A showcase of the work of artist Lynda Lanker focused on portraits of cowgirls and ranch women of the American West. Much focus is always made on men, but women played a much larger role in taming the West than they are normally given credit for. The exhibit runs through January 10, 2016. 9 am-5 pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S Hwy 97. $9-$15, 4 and under free.

monday 12

Martyn Joseph

CONCERT—World Independent Music award-winning artist Martyn Joseph has recorded 32 albums in his 30-year music career. The Welsh singer-songwriter will bring his folk-funk, Americana, rock, and soul style to an intimate crowd. He's taken the main stage at the Sisters Folk Festival and has sold more than half a million albums. Early reservations are recommended. 7-9:30 pm. House Concerts in the Glen, 1019 NW Stannium Rd. $20-$25.

tuesday 13

Edgar Allan Poe Dinner

THEATER—Come for the family-style dinner and stay for Poe-story reenactments. Relish the fall salad, chicken Marbella, and root vegetables before the storytelling madness unfolds as Poe takes the stage during the coffee and dessert course. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase, and children under 10 probably won't enjoy Poe's most beloved dark tales. 6-8:30pm. The Belfry, 302 E Main St., Sisters. $27.

tuesday 13

In My Life

MUSICAL—Beatles' tribute band Abbey Road will perform 33 classic songs during their tribute to the Fab Four. From the viewpoint of Beatles' manager Brian Epstein, enjoy the journey back in time through this rock 'n' roll stage biography. Abbey Road will recreate the famous Ed Sullivan appearance and revisit their Liverpool Carven Club performances. 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $35, $45, 55.

wednesday 14

Ragged Union

BLUEGRASS—A six-piece bluegrass band from Colorado, Ragged Union has a traditional twang with heavy fiddle and banjo but their lyrics are fully modern, touching on subjects that are relatable to the audience. Their sound is tight and complex, with the two main singers, one male and one female, complimenting each other through each song. 7 pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St. No cover.

wednesday 14

Yak Attack

MUSIC—Yak Attack was founded in Portland in 2013, where they have been laying down that sweet electronic music ever since. Not only will their music make you dance, it makes you dance long, hard, sexy, and deep into tomorrow like the night will last forever. So much fun. 8 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $8.

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