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Friday 10

Beatles Singalong

POP TARTS—KPOV is hosting an event that is sure to bring out the Brit in you! With a mix of local bands covering some of the best and not-so-best Beatles songs. Some of the bands bringing to life the tunes of this pop sensation are Corner Gospel Explosion, Truckstop Gravy and Stronghold. 7 to 10 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon. 61980 Skyline Ranch Rd., Bend. $12 adv., $10 for KPOV members, all tickets at door, $15. $5 youth under 18.

Friday 10 to Saturday 25

"Black Comedy"

THEATER—When a fuse blows and the lights go out, several characters are stranded in the dark and the audience is left laughing hysterically. One of the most interestingly developed plays in years, "Black Comedy" keeps the characters in a dark room while keeping them well lit so all the hijinks are visible. 7:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. matinees, Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend $13-$20.

Friday 10 to Sunday 12

"Via Lactea"

OPERA—A brand new opera sung in English, "Via Lactea" tells the story of a woman on a pilgrimage along Spain's Camino de Santiago. She is searching for some big answers about life and finds all different kinds of people, bursting with their own special kind of life. World premiere. 7:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. matinee, Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $35-$45.

Friday 10 to Sunday 12

Sisters Rodeo

YEE HAH—It is that time of year again to dust off your cowboy boots and hat and mosey on over to Sisters for its 76th Annual Rodeo. This event draws top competitors from across the nation. If you like sweaty, dusty, rough and tough—then this is for you. Check www.sistersrodeo.com for more information about times and some events happening on June 8 and 9. Sisters Rodeo Grounds, 67637 Highway 20, Sisters. Prices vary.

Saturday 11

Joe Purdy

PURDY PLUCKING—What is usually just one man, his beard, his voice, and a guitar, this rough-looking man from Arkansas plucks the strings on his guitar like an angel on a harp. His soft approach to romance and life is only contradicted by his raw vocals that suit his frame. 8 p.m., Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $20.

Saturday 11

Sisters Art in the Park

LOCAL ARTS—Now in its 14th year, Sisters Art in the Park is an annual event that features a variety of locally-produced arts and crafts. There will also be food and live entertainment with a special fundraiser benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon. There's no better way to spend a sunny day than supporting the local community. 10 a.m., Sisters City Creekside Park, Hwy 20 and Jefferson St., Sisters. Free admission.

Saturday 11

Frank Solivan & The Dirty Kitchen

WASHBOARD MUSIC—This group touches on topics involving love, loss, life, and a lot about women. The music created is complimentary to the ears and hearts in Bend with its roots in Americana, jazz, folk, and just about any other form they find fit. This is sure to be a night of energy and entertainment. 10 p.m., The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. $5.

Saturday 11 to Sunday 12

Central Oregon Wildflower Show

FLOWERS—The 28th annual wildflower family-friendly show will celebrate Oregon's unique floral diversity with a showcase of hundreds of native wildflowers. This colorful event will feature kids activities, floral henna, botanical hikes, plant sale and more! 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Rd., Sunriver. $6 adults, $4 kids.

Tuesday 14


HIP-HOP—Afroman brings his stoner-friendly stylings to Central Oregon. "Because I Got High" was one of the biggest songs of the year 2000 and described all the terrible things happening to a guy because of weed. He then made a positive remix in 2009 describing all the good things about weed. Now we're confused. 9 p.m., Volcanic Theater Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $20 adv., $23 door.

Tuesday 14

James McMurtry

ROCK—James McMurtry has been described as giving unparalleled powerhouse performances which sounds right up Bend's alley. His shows have been known to be singular experiences with some of the most powerful and true-to-life songwriting around. This would be a good chance to find out. 8 p.m., Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $16.

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