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Theatre, Fundraisers, Comedy & Twerking for Trump, Oh My!


Squirrel Butter & The Horsenecks

Thursday 30

SQUARE DANCE — Featuring two folk bands in a night of string music, square dancing and fun for the whole family. Hailing from jolly good ol' England, the Horsenecks bring high-energy roots music while Portlanders Squirrel Butter fuse traditional bluegrass & blues with a bit of Cajun thrown in. It's a bluegrass jamboree! // 8pm. The Old Stone, 157 NW Franklin Ave, Bend. $10. All ages.


Thursday 30- Saturday 1

THEATRE — Last chance to see this short run, blackbox performance that's exclusive to Bend! It dares to explore the deep implications of an inappropriate relationship, years after the fact. Delve into the dark and complex world of Blackbird with an intimate cast of expert local performers. // Evenings @ 7:30pm. Matinees @ 2pm. Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood Ave. Bend. $13-$20.

C.O. Pink Sisters Fundraiser

Thursday 30

FUNDRAISER—Have a loved one affected by breast cancer? Many of us do—and this fundraiser is aimed at supporting the ones in our community. Featuring live music and a silent auction that helps Central Oregon Pink Sisters assemble care packages and build support for those going through treatment. // 7-9pm. Kelly D's Irish Sports Bar, 1012 SE Cleveland Ave., Bend. Free

Healthcare for Everybody

Friday 31

TALK— Now that the Republicans' health care plan is on the cutting room floor, it's back to talking about other solutions. Check out this documentary that dives into the single-payer option—something that many Americans (58 percent, according to one poll) support. // 6:30pm. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of C.O., 61980 Skyline Ranch Rd., Bend. Free.

Hot Tea Cold

Saturday 1

SOULFUNK — Straight out of Portland, this band just can't decide between hot funk or cool groove? If you're in an eclectic, dreamy, soulful and ultimately funkadelic mood, let Hot Tea Cold take you away. With a smoothly blended mix of original jams and creative covers, this groovy powerhouse brand promises danceable rhythms throughout the night. // 8pm. The Old Stone, 157 NW Franklin Ave. Bend. $15-$20

The Werks

Saturday 1

JAMBAND — Ain't no foolin', The Werks are here to rock your face off come April Fool's Day. With all the unadulterated confidence it takes to name their most recent album, "Magic," these jam band masters are ready to take you on a rocking trip to a unique and inspiring place where no song is anything like the one that came before it. // 8:30pm. The Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. Bend. $12. 21+

Twerk Against Trump

Saturday 1

BOOTY DANCE — Does the daily onslaught of slights and horrors from the White House have you ready to slam your head against a wall? Don't hurt your head, ('Merica needs people with brains!!) move your booty instead! This fun event gives you a chance to twerk out your fury. If that isn't enough motivation, then know there are also cash prizes. // 10pm. Astro Lounge, 939 NW Bond St., Bend. $5

Louie Anderson

Saturday 1

COMEDY — You might remember him from his cartoon series "Life with Louie" or as the host of "Family Feud," but this two-time Emmy award-winning comedian has just gotten better with age and is now acting in the critically acclaimed series, "Baskets." See him perform outlandish stand-up this Saturday. // 7pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St, Bend. $40-51.

Black Violin

Sunday 2

FIDDLE — A unique fusion of R&B, hip-hop & pop with a bit of classical fiddle and bluegrass thrown in. Black Violin is breaking molds in all the right ways with their genre bending music that is sure to enthrall and entertain the entire family. They've performed everywhere from festivals to SXSW to President Obama's inauguration. // 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St, Bend. $22-47.

Infamous Stringdusters

Tuesday 4

BLUEGRASS — If you're ready to defy gravity, along with every other physical law of music, prepare to push the limits with the Infamous Stringdusters' "Laws Of Gravity" tour. Turn heads, push the envelope and ring in spring with their toe-tapping, heel-clicking brand of bluegrass joy. // 7pm. The Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. Bend. $20. 21+

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