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Thursday 28

World's Finest

MUSIC—The feel-good band from Portland, World's Finest, creates a unique sound that is best described as neo-Americana. This fun-loving band bridges the gap between bluegrass, ska, Americana and dub to create music to get up and dance to. Part of this week's Munch & Music free concert series, the evening will also feature looping guru Tony Smiley. // 5:30-9pm, Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. Free.

Thursday 28

Tony Furtado

BANJO BOY—This bald sensation is a master at his craft, and his craft happens to be anything that is—or even slightly resembles­—a banjo. His soulful voice embodies Americana roots music, and he's also a multi-instrumentalist virtuoso on slide guitar, baritone ukulele, cello-banjo and more. Not familiar with cello-banjos? The chance to see one is another reason that this show is a must for us. // 9pm, Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $12 adv., $15 door.

Friday 29

Great Dane

BARK BEATS—Presented by Beat Lab Radio, this beat- and tech-heavy musician hails from LA, where he's an active front man in the beat scene, as well as the trap and hip-hop world. Great Dane will throw down with LSV from Eugene and local talent Royal Louis, B2B, Welterweight and more. // 10pm, The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. $5.

Saturday 30

Summer Shootout Marble Tournament

PLAY—Why not spend a summer afternoon the old-fashioned way and compete for the title of Marble Champion 2016? Marble beginners as well as enthusiasts are invited to a summer shootout tournament with lawn games, free play and lessons throughout the day. // 10am, Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend. $10 to play, free to spectators.

Tuesday 2

B Side Brass Band

LIVE MUSIC—Bend's hometown, New Orleans-style brass band strikes again, this time at GoodLife Brewing. GoodLife is celebrating the summer with its Summer Tuesday Music Series, featuring bands like McDougall, Moon Mountain Ramblers and Kinzel and Hyde. Head down for some all-ages fun in the bier garten. // 6pm, GoodLife Brewing, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. No cover.

Tuesday 2

Twilight Cinema

MOVIES—There is nothing quite like watching the sun set over a big, beautiful film screen as great movies play into the night. This is the first in the summer movie series at SHARC and it's starting out strong with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Come watch Finn, Rey, Han, Chewie and Leia have new adventures in beautiful Sunriver. // Dusk, SHARC, 57250 Overlook Rd., Sunriver. Free.

Tuesday 2

The Secret Life of Rivers

ENVIRONMENT—What may look like a simple, meandering river is actually a complex ecology comprised of many systems and organisms. Aquatic ecologist Dr. Jerry Freilich, who spent 25 years working for the National Park Service, presents an eye-opening evening about how rivers work. // 6-7pm, The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend. Free.

Wednesday 3

Steel Pulse

REGGAE LOVE— Unlike some other reggae acts, this group doesn't just sing about marijuana and kicking back; they sing about fighting injustice and the power of what people can do when they join together with a positive message and spiritual life. You learn something new every day, so make this yours. // 7pm, Century Center Courtyard, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $30.

Wednesday 3

James Bond Trivia

TRIVIA—Bend Comedy hosts a night of James Bond trivia at Seven Nightclub. Here's your chance to impress your friends with your deep bench of knowledge about George Lazenby, Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton, Daniel Craig and all the women they have loved and killed, and killed with their love. // 7pm, Seven Nightclub, 1033 NW Bond St., Bend. Free.

Wednesday 3 - Sunday 7

Deschutes County Fair

FAIR—It's time for some cotton candy, an elephant ear, the Scrambler and then regretting all life choices! Opening night of the fair also has the smooth country stylings of Tracy Lawrence to enjoy after hitting all the rides and eating all the food. This year, a new group is running the carnival, so expect the unexpected. // 10am, Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond. $7-$12.

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