Wednesday 22–Saturday 26
GREAT OUTDOORS—Subaru of Bend is putting on an event that couldn't be more Bend if it tried. This five-day fiesta with food and music will be held in varying parts of town, from Riverbend Park to the Deschutes River. You can run, jump, play, or swim with a group, by yourself, with your kids or better yet, your dog! Check out the website for more details about each of the events offered. // Times, locations and costs vary. Subaruofbendoutsidegames.com.
Reggae—Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, Israel Vibration is a classic reggae band with some of the most memorable and lasting harmonies in the realm of roots reggae, since 1978. Each time they come to Bend, they put on a show for all ages. Not to be missed. // 9pm. The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. $27.50 adv., $30 door.
DRINK—Celebrating its fifth year, the Fermentation Celebration is an annual beer walk through the Old Mill District featuring unique, experimental and limited release beers from regional breweries. Try some cider and kombucha as well, sipping to the sounds of local bands. // 4-10pm. Old Mill District, Powerhouse Dr., Bend. Free admission, $20 for drink packages.
Thursday 23–Saturday 25
SHAKESPEARE—From the same team that brought Macbeth to Central Oregon last summer, comes "Hamlet: The Tragedy of the Prince of Denmark." This production updates the world's greatest drama to the 1980s, making it easier to understand for the layperson. // 7:30pm. Deschutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend. $15.
POP MUSIC—Smash Mouth has some of the most popular songs from the late '90s to the early 2000s. With tracks like "All-Star," "Walkin' on the Sun," "I'm a Believer" and many more, relive their sweet summer sounds in the comfort of the Century Center Courtyard. Should be a very fun show. // 7pm. Century Center Courtyard, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $25.
Central Oregon Pride
EQUAL RIGHTS—Subaru of Bend has been busy this season sponsoring some great events in town including this popular one. You don't even have to be gay to stay or play! Come support the LGBTQ community while enjoying the live music, food, workshops, and just good people. // Noon-6pm. Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. Free.
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
ROCK SHOW—Ben Harper is back with his original band – the one that helped create his most memorable music. Celebrating their first new album in eight years, this tour will hopefully be reminiscent of "Fight For Your Mind" and "Welcome to the Cruel World" - such incredible records. // 6pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. $47.50.
BEER—Crux is celebrating its fourth anniversary with 60 taps plus some specialty beers [BANISHED] Bretted Farmhouse and [BANISHED] Apricot Wild Farmhouse being poured. Grab the kids, the dog and head down for live music all day with local bands and a beer seminar on sours at 1 pm. // 11:30am-10:30pm. Crux Fermentation Project, 50 SW Division St., Bend. No cover.
Candid Camera Reunion
SMILE—You're on Candid Camera! No, not really, but you can come check out the anniversary celebration held at the Tower Theatre. Peter Funt (the son of Allen Funt and original host) will be pairing his stage comedy with clips and memories from the show. Proceeds benefit NeighborImpact // 7-10pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $28, $38, $48.
SOUL SONGS—If you haven't heard the soulful rock sound of Esmé Patterson, well then, we just feel sorry for you, but don't worry! You have a chance to see and hear her live. Her strong voice is motivation in itself, but pair it with some basic rock and it's magic. // 8pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $8 adv., $10 door.