Rose Cousins & Caitlin CantyThursday 23
MUSIC — A Canadian native, folk singer Rose Cousins uses her songwriting talents to balance heartbreak and courage in her award-winning folk melodies. In perfect contrast, Nashville born Caitlin Canty represents the heart of American blues and folk rock. These two notorious collaborators bring their distinct voices together for one unforgettable evening. // 7pm. Sisters High School, 1700 McKinney Butte Rd., Sisters. $40-$55.
Junior Culture & Soul Medic
REGGAE — Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Junior Culture started making reggae music at the age of seven and never stopped. His positive message of faith and love has captured the hearts of fans around the world. Bliss out and let some reggae master musicians send happy vibes your way. For fans of dancehall, roots and all the reggae in between. // 9pm. Domino Room, 52 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $15. All ages.
Friday 24- Saturday 25
CLASSICAL MUSIC — This unique and sophisticated musical event features a single musical instrument and four people who know it best. Spanning two days, this piano celebration includes workshops for musicians and fans alike, as well as two concerts with separate programs. Stop in for just the concerts, or treat yourself to the all-inclusive pass for a comprehensive music experience. // 3/24 @ 7:30pm, 3/25 @ 10am-9:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $35-$80.
Bend Burlesque & Company Grand Present "OH YEAH!"Friday 24
BURLESQUE — Due to the success of their New Year's event, the troupe is back with a show featuring the music of local favorites, Company Grand — an 8-piece swing and New Orleans-esque band. Expect to see some new routines with a new "boy-lesque" addition. Even with two shows, book ahead. // 6:30pm & 9pm. 2nd Street Theatre, 220 NE Lafayette Ave, Bend. $18-22. 21+
The Dig with Nico Yaryan and Palo SopranoFriday 24
INDIE ROCK — Dreamy soundscapes will fill Bend this Friday with New York indie rockers The Dig. Long guitar riffs wash into upbeat melodies that cross between baroque pop, alternative beats and psych rock. If you like bands like the Strokes or Tame Impala, you'll dig The Dig. // 9pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Drive, Bend. $10 adv., $12 door. All Ages.
Indubious, Riotmaker and Zahira
REGGAE — Every time Indubious comes to town, Benditos go crazy for their solid reggae sound. It's true—and even if you're under 21, you'll get a chance to see why. Touring with Riotmaker and Zahira, it's a night of good vibrations at the Domino Room. // 8pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $10. All ages.
Saturday 25-Sunday 26
Slalom Kayak Race & Clinics
BOATS — Come to watch the spectacle that will ensue from the safety of Currents, or take part in the boater cross or clinics as a participant. After a year of hiatus, this marks the start of the season on the Deschutes! // All day. Clinics & races at Riverhouse on the Deschutes, 3065 N Hwy 97, Bend; Sat. 6pm cookout at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6, Bend. Races $20-25.
Hella Big AirSaturday 25
SKI COMP — Definitely living up to its name, this snowboarding comp has a massive, and we mean, massive jump that will surely wow and amaze big air competitors. Back for its second incarnation, this all-ages event features live DJ sets, live music from rapper Lyrics Born, and a 10 Barrel beer garden — a perfect activity to kick start your spring break. // All day. Mt. Bachelor, 13000 Century Dr., Bend.
Caldera Artists in Residence Open Studios
ART&CONVERSATION — The Caldera Arts Center hosts a lineup of artists of many disciplines from around the region, and at this event, they'll be on hand to talk about their work and share their experiences. Plus, great views of nearby Blue Lake for your own inspiration! // 12:30-3:30pm. Caldera Arts Center, 31500 Blue Lake Dr., Sisters. Free.
Sunriver March Mudness Spring Break Mud RunSunday 26
RUN — Prepare to get down and dirty in this all-ages fun run with a muddy twist. Over a mile of mud to run through, clamber over and fall into awaits participants who know how to have a filthy good time. With non-competitive waves set to run throughout the afternoon and a firehose shower to clean off in, this family event is a perfect way to bring in spring. // 1pm. Hola!, 57235 Deschutes Rd., Sunriver. All ages.