Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
BANJO EXPLOSION—Everyone knows that Bela Fleck is a virtuosic banjo player, but combined with Abigail Washburn's elegant vocals and incredible banjo skills, the sound is nothing less than phenomenal. This isn't just bluegrass banjo, this is a style of playing that doesn't fit into categories. 7 p.m. The Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $52-$69.
Crow and the Canyon
WINTERFEST AFTERPARTY—Portland's own The Crow and the Canyon comes to Volcanic for the WinterFest afterparty. They'll bring their acoustic folk sound with a bit of whiskey infused shenanigans and create the folkiest dance party Bend has ever seen. Bring some clodhoppers! 10 p.m. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $7 adv., $10 door.
friday 12 – sunday 14
2016 Oregon WinterFest
FESTIVAL—A Bend classic festival that celebrates all things winter. With live music, Metal Mulisha, fire pit competition, ice sculptures, kids center, food carts, Fire Kind and Ice Queen and more, WinterFest has something for everybody! Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shvelin-Hixon Dr., Bend. $10 adv., $12 door. Wine Walk and runs extra.
VALENTINE'S—Love is love, every day of the year but especially during Valentine's weekend! This LGBTQ-friendly event is hosted by local favorites MOsley WOtta and ¡Chiringa!, and will be packed with just the right music and good vibes. Whether you have a sweetheart or are solo this is the perfect way to celebrate Heart's Day. 8 p.m. The Belfry, 302 E Main St., Sisters. $8 adv., $10 door.
BEERFEST—All across Oregon, breweries will be throwing open their doors to share specially made beers and give tours of the brewery floors. Included in the fest will be McMenamins, Craft, GoodLife, Boneyard and many more. Also, the new Sunriver Brewing Co. location on Galveston will be open! Beer for everyone! Check Oregoncraftbeer.org for times and locations.
Sunriver Resort Chocolate Showcase
ALL OF THE CHOCOLATE—Sunriver is celebrating chocolate by honoring it with events all month long. The chocolate showcase will feature chocolate vendors, pairings and music. If running for chocolate piques your interest, the fifth annual 5k Run for Chocolate kicks off earlier in the day. 10:30 a.m-3:30 p.m. Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Dr., Sunriver. No cost.
Meissner Luminaria Nordic Club Fundraiser
NORDIC MOONLIGHT SKIING—Snowshoers and skiers are welcome to the annual Nordic Club fundraiser. The luminarias will be lighted at dusk. Event goers are asked to carpool and carry a light stick or headlamp. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Virginia Meissner SnoPark, NF-4615, Bend. Donations encouraged.
ALTERNATIVE INDIE—Coleman Hell's raspy vocals and banjo riffs give his alternative pop an extra kick. His single "2 Heads" debuted on Billboard's Alternative Top 10 chart and was recently nominated for a Juno breakthrough artist of the year award. 8:30 p.m. WinterFest at Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin-Hixon Dr., Bend. WinterFest admission $10 adv., $12 door.
saturday 13-monday 15
Central Oregon Symphony Winter Concert Series
SYMPHONY ROCKS—The Central Oregon Symphony will feature performances by the Young Artist Competition winners playing pieces by Prokofiev, Liszt and Wieniawski. The Federal Music Project, sponsored by the Works Progress Administration, has supported 300 ensembles and 16,000 musicians. Sat. & Mon. 7:30-9:30 p.m, Sun. 2-4 p.m. Bend High School, 230 NE Sixth St., Bend. Donation.
REGGAE—The prodigal son returns to Bend with his signature Jewish American reggae sound. Matisyahu has branched out to acting, gotten rid of the beard and focused less on religion in his lyrical content. Regardless of the changes, Matisyahu always puts on a fun and high energy show. 9 p.m. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $25 adv., $30 door.