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Thursday 17

St. Patrick's Day Across the Land

CELEBRATE—No Irish blood necessary to enjoy this St. Patrick's Day party. Music all day starting with Cascade Highlander Piper at noon, followed by Shady GroOove, McDougall, Five Pint Mary, and finishing with Broken Down Guitars. Not to mention a full Irish menu featuring corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, Irish stout and more! All day. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. No cover.

Thursday 17


HAWAIIAN FOLK—She comes from the island of Maui to bring her signature sound to the West Coast. With her mix of Hawaiian contemporary/folk, Anuhea's sound is simultaneously original and comforting. She has performed with Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Taj Mahal and many others. 9 p.m. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $12 adv., $15 door.

Thursday 17

Rhythmic Circus

TAP TAP TAPAROO—With enough energy to power the whole of the West coast, this group brings modern pizazz onto the stage. They are best known for their hit, "Feet Don't Fail Me Now!" However, once that's out of the way it will be impossible not to find another favorite. So come and pick one out. 7:30 p.m. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. Res. Seating $28, $38, $48.

Friday 18

Scott Pemberton

GO TEAM—Having just lent rhythm and a bit of funk to a few Railroad Earth shows, Scott Pemberton is spreading the love to most areas of the Northwest, including Bend. Don't be one of the only people who miss this show. That'd be embarrassing and very much a non-team oriented move. 10 p.m. The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. $5.

Friday 18

Apres Ski: Hillstomp

PARTY—The final installment of the Mt. Bachelor Apres Ski Bash brings local favorites Hillstomp. The Commons comes full circle as Hillstomp was the first band that ever played the courtyard back in the day. Opening for them is the newest incarnation of Rural Demons. 6:30 p.m. Crows Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend. No cover.

Saturday 19

International Day of Happiness

HAPPY—Take part in a community project in the Old Mill by writing happy acts and moment on the Happiness Wall. Happiness can be created through small things that make a big impact. All donations from the day benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Old Mill District, in the plaza near Anthony's, 475 SW Powerhouse Dr., Bend. Free to participate.

Saturday 19

Bend Burlesque with Company Grand

CLASSIC TEASE—This show is 21+ up for a reason, shows like this are a reward for the daily struggles of being an adult. It's all about putting on a good show, nothing trashy here. There will be all greatness of performance, with the added bonus of skin. Come join the flashy fun. 7-8:30 & 9-11 p.m. 2nd Street Theatre, 220 NE Lafayette Ave., Bend. $15 & $20.

Tuesday 22

Madeleine Peyroux

JAZZ SINGER—Madeleine Peyroux has one of the most incredible voices this country has heard in the last half century and her newest album is a best of anthology that tracks her decades of music. This is the perfect chance to catch this incredible jazz vocalist and hear some of her classics and a few new ones, as well. 7 p.m. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $57.50-$68.50.

Wednesday 23

Hot Buttered Rum

NOT JUST A DRINK—When searching for this chilly weather beverage, it's hoped that at one point stumbling upon this bluegrass band has aided in your drinking. With a classic foot-tapping sound it's hard not to have this in-tune group become a soon-to-be favorite drinking companion. 8 p.m. The Belfry, 302 Main St., Sisters. $16 adv., $20 door.

Wednesday 23

Spiritual Rez

REGGAE ROCK—The Rez balance a love for the old school Toots and Tosh style reggae with massive guitar solos and funk-infused dance grooves. They've shared the stage with some of the finest reggae artists in the world like Culture and Toots and the Maytals, so they obviously know what they're doing. 9 p.m. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $8 adv., $10 door.

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