Disco Ball Benefit Fundraiser
PARTY FEVER—The Down Syndrome Connection of Central Oregon's Program is raising money in the best way possible, with a funky disco party! There will be food, music and drinks to keep you going! Dress to impress and you might win their Best Dressed contest. 7-11 p.m., The Pine Shed, 310 SW Industrial Way, Bend. $35 GA, $50 VIP.
COMEDY—Paula Poundstone has been a steadily touring comedian for the last three decades. She was one the pioneering female comedians in the country and has maintained a presence in comedy ever since. Her observational style mixes the best of Seinfeld and Maria Bamford. 7:30 p.m., Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $45-$55.
First Friday Future Fair
ENGAGE—Take a step into the future with dozens of interactive stations that envision futuristic images of the city of Bend. The projects, part of the Bend Livability Project, look at possible futures for downtown, the Makers District, protected bikeway, murals, Bend Trolley rides and more. 5-9 p.m., Begin at St. Clair Place, 920 Bond St., Downtown Bend. Free.
Friday 3 to Saturday 4
Atlas Cider + Box Factory Block Party
PARTY—Atlas Cider is celebrating its third anniversary while the Box Factory is celebrating its 100th. And what better way to celebrate than a massive block party with alcohol, music, food carts, a ferris wheel and the Zipper. There is also a bounce house, but the Source calls dibs. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Atlas Cider Co. Taproom, 550 SW Industrial Way, Suite 90, Bend. Free.
HANDSOME SOUND—Country music meets powerful vocals when Craig Morgan graces the stage. His voice is as powerful as his stage presence, coming from his heart and soul, it is easy to see and hear how he is making a name for himself in the country music scene. 6:30 p.m., Century Center Courtyard, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $25 adv., kids under 3 free.
TRIPPY TRIBAL—Texas has given us many great things, toast and music being a few. Calliope Musicals has just been added to that list. This group out of Austin has morphed together tribal drums, guitar, folk and topped it off with some serious psychedelic groove. This is a group known to bring a house down. Bring an energy bar. You'll need it. 10 p.m., Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $7 adv., $10 door.
24/Seven Theater Project
EVENT—Seven playwrights are given a prompt and then write a 10-minute play. Then seven directors cast the play from a pool of actors, who then put on the play. The twist? All of it is done in 24 hours. This should be an incredibly intense experience with a one-of-a-kind night of theater as a result. 6 & 8:30 p.m., 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave., Bend. $15.
Dead at the Doj
DEAD COVERS—This is the second annual Grateful Dead Tribute show, featuring: Moon Mountain Trio, Mark Ransom & The Mostest, Shady GroOove and Brent Alan. If you're a fan of the Dead or of any of these bands, this will be a fun night of appreciation for one of America's most lasting musical acts. 7 p.m., High Desert Martial Arts, 2535 NE Studio Rd., Bend. $10 donation.
Smokejumpers Exhibit Opening
EXPLORE—Learn about the evolution and role smokejumping has played in fighting forest fires for the last 70 years. The exhibit will highlight changes in the technology used for aerial firefighting as well as telling a broad story about wildland firefighting in the PNW. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., High Desert Museum, 59800 S Hwy, Bend. $15 GA, $12 seniors, $9 children, 4 and under free.
LATIN FLAVA—Live music you can dance to? Ummm, yes. Live Latin music you can dance to? Absolutely! Free, live and Grammy Award winning Latin music you can dance to? Duh! The Bend Memorial Clinic is putting on the Free Summer Concert Series at Les Schwab, which means not just music, but family fun as well! 2:30-4:30 p.m., Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. No cover.