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Thursday 14

The California Honeydrops

LIVE MUSIC—Playing during the 26th annual Munch and Music series, The California Honeydrops are just as sweet as their name implies. Their sound is a lovely throwback to 1960s and 1970s R&B. Think Smokey Robinson with a dash of Sam Cooke. Catch them while you can because these guys are about to explode. // 5:30pm, Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. Free.

Saturday 16

Drone Nationals Qualifier

DRONE RACING—Search for Drone Racing on Youtube and you'll find some of the most eye popping and difficult racetracks ever built by man. This is a sign of humanity's accomplishments: people build something through science and wisdom, and then see how fast it can go! This will be a blast. // 10am, Camp Fraley Ranch, 60580 Gosney Rd., Bend. Free for spectators.

Saturday 16

Deschutes Dash

ATHLETIC—The Deschutes Dash Sports Festival is now in its 13th year and this time around will host both Olympic and Sprint races on one day. This event is a great opportunity for spectators to see local and visiting athletes give it their all in the triathlon, duathlon, aquabike and more. // See website for times: deschuestdash.com. Old Mill District, 520 SW Powerhouse Dr., Bend. Free to spectators.

Sunday 17

Tony Joe White

ROCK—Tony Joe White's 2016 release, "Rain Crow," is good old-fashioned blues rock that would fit equally well at an outdoor music festival as it would in a dive bar. White's low, raspy drawl fits blues music like a glove, and those who think Leonard Cohen should have been bluesier will be very happy here. // 8pm, Volcanic Theater Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $25.

Sunday 17


POP COUTURE—This soft-voiced poppette is doing a bit of touring and thankfully, Bend is one of the spots lucky enough to be graced. Lemolo has been playing summer music festivals with such famed members of the musical community as Macklemore and Death Cab for Cutie. Come see what the fuss is all about. // 9pm, Astro Lounge, 939 NW Bond St., Bend. $10.

Sunday 17

Turf Tunes

DRUM CIRCUS—Come enjoy the sights and sounds that the Sunriver Style summer concert series has to offer. There will be aerial arts and African drums to keep even the grumpiest Gussy entertained. This is an event to look forward to and up at! // 5:30pm, SHARC, 57250 Overlook Rd., Sunriver. Free.

Monday 18

Pocket Vinyl

PAINTED NOTES—While both sing, one plays piano, the other paints a picture. No, like, literally paints. At the end of the show they auction off the work of art to whoever places the highest bid. So bring all the money you have and make it rain. // 7pm, Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Ln., Bend. No cover.

Wednesday 20


BLENDER— Bend has a lot of choices for night shows; sometimes it can be hard to choose hip-hop, folk, or reggae. No worries, Satsang doesn't want you to have to pick. They blended all that together to create a unique sound worthy of your Wednesday night. // 7pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. Free.

Wednesday 20

Grace Potter

LIVE MUSIC—Grace Potter's newest record, "Midnight," is a fun and cosmic dance record that shows off the singer's post-Nocturnal style and massive vocal range. The album bounces comfortably between straight-forward pop, nu-disco and bubblegum techno while easily transcending the genres to become simply awesome. // 7pm, Century Center Courtyard, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $35, ages 3 and under free.

Wednesday 20

Doc Ryan & The Wychus Creek Band

HEART & SOUL—Join Worthy Brewing and shake off the Hump Day blues to the sounds of five-piece local Americana group Doc Ryan and The Wychus Creek Band. With shades of country, Americana and blues, this free night of music is a great excuse to sip some cold brews outside to live music. Bonus: it's all ages. // 7pm, Worthy Brewing, 495 NE Bellevue Dr., Bend. Free.

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