Third Seven Album Release
METAL CELLO—Local musician Billy Mickelson is only 30 years old, but he's already releasing his 30th album. And, no, he hasn't been putting albums out since birth—just for the last 12 years. His latest, WHITE VERSVS BLAK, draws out the cello's natural darkness and weaves it into a half-cello music, half-blak metal creation. Haunting and one-of-a-kind. 8 pm. Volcanic Theater Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5-ish.
Sprout Film Festival
FILM—Two screenings of a collection of unique films by and about individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Based out of New York, the Sprout Film Festival is touring the country in hopes of inspiring audiences, promoting inclusion, and showing the transformative power that filmmaking can have when it comes to social change. 11:30 am & 7 pm showings. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. Matinee $6, evening $10. Plus $1 historical theater renovation fee.
friday 8-sunday 10
Hot Spot Pompeii
THEATER—It's 79 A.D. in the ill-fated city of Pompeii. But as pressure begins to build beneath the Earth's surface, tensions are rising above ground as well. Which will erupt first in this world premier performance—an olive oil merger, arranged marriage plans, or the mountain? 7:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3 pm Sundays, through May 23. 2nd Street Theatre, 220 NE Lafayette St. $19 adults, $16 students/seniors.
Wild Ride's Birthday Bash
PARTY—Redmond's Wild Ride Brewing is a little like The Lot in Bend if it were anchored by a badass new brewery. So far, things are going swimmingly, and the pub is celebrating its first birthday with beer (duh), food trucks, and live music from Tuck and Roll, Avery James and the Hillandales, and Harley Bourbon. 5-10 pm. Wild Ride Brewing, 332 SW 5th St., Redmond. No cover.
saturday 9-sunday 10
BrewSki Beer Festival
BEER—A last hurray at Mt Bachelor, with the 5th Annual BrewSki Beer Festival featuring only Central Oregon brewed beers. The snow may be melting but there is still much to celebrate at this two-day event, with live music, a barbeque, and plenty to drink. Noon–3 pm. $15 for cup and 4 tokens; each worth one 8 oz pour.
Budo Fights 12
FIGHTS—If pay-per-view seems too removed, be there to smell the sweat and blood, and hear the crack of bones. A kinder-and-gentler (if there is such a thing) version of cage fights, but still all of the athleticism and brute force. 7 pm. Midtown Ballroom, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $30.
Downtown Doggie Daze
DOGS—Get along little puppy! Like a scavenger hunt, trot around town and collect "paw prints" from various downtown shops, and then heel your fido for a 5k run, and of course, gawk at how much owners and dogs do resemble each other at the annual Doggie Daze. 11 am–3pm, Starts at corner of Wall St. and Newport Ave.
Deschutes Brewery Street Pub
BEER—Before taking the all-new Street Pub from Deschutes Brewery out on the road for a cross-country beer tour, the pub is setting up shop in the parking lot at its Bend headquarters for a block party. This soft launch will consist of live music, 40 taps of Deschutes beer, food, and a community viewing of the 402-foot custom bar made from reclaimed white oak and 10,000 pounds of steel. 5 pm. Deschutes Brewery, 901 SW Simpson Ave. Free entrance for all ages.
Central Oregon Youth Orchestra Concert
STRINGS—Featuring guest conductor and Grammy winning composer, Christopher Tin, the Central Oregon Youth Orchestra takes on several different genres, from classical (1812 Overture) to the more playful (American in Paris) for a soothing afternoon of string delight. 2–4 pm. Bend High, 230 NE Sixth St. Free.
HIP-HOP—Also known as Earl Stevens, E-40 is seriously prolific. The once-underground hip-hop artist has released 20 albums, his most recent being the four-part 2014 album Sharp On All 4 Corners. He also recently released Sluricane Hurricane (a premixed rum drink), has a line of wines called Earl Stevens Selections, and has invested in a number of other businesses. If that's not hustle, we don't know what is. 8 pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $35 general, $75 VIP.