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Thursday 25

Metal Mulisha Rocks Redmond

MOTORCYCLES—The Metal Mulisha people have been behind some of the most entertaining riding exhibitions of the last few years. Their clothing line bears a bit too much of a resemblance to the symbols and iconography of the Schutzstaffel (SS), but they mostly just ride motorcycles around and act extreme. Maybe if filled with enough PBR they'll explain the purpose of their gear. // 5 pm, Wild Ride Brewing, 332 SW Fifth St., Redmond. Free.

Begins Friday 26

"The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940"

THEATRE—There's nothing like a murder mystery set in the golden age of the 1940s around a library in NYC. When a body turns up, so do the guests who think they are there to audition for a musical called "White House Merry-Go-Round." Obviously, hijinks ensue and all the goofy characters must figure out whodunnit. // 2 pm & 7 pm, Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $13-$23.

Thursday 25

The Long Run

EAGLES—Traveling from south Florida, The Long Run is the ultimate Eagles tribute band. The five-members harmonizing vocals and musical talent will please even the toughest Eagles fans. Spend Thursday evening on a journey through "Desperado," "Hotel California," "Life in the Fast Lane," and the rest of the hits. // 6-10 pm, Hardtails Bar & Grill, 175 N Larch St., Sisters. No cover.

Friday 26 – Sunday 28

Art in the High Desert

ART SHOW—This juried art and craft show brings 110+ professional artists from across the U.S. to the Old Mill District for Central Oregonians to enjoy. Experience printmaking, painting, ceramics, fiber art, jewelry, sculpture and so much more at this fine art festival, ranked #12 in the nation by Greg Lawler's Art Fair SourceBook. // Friday-Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; Sunday, 10 am-4 pm. Old Mill District, 730 SW Columbia St., Bend. Free entrance.

Friday 26 – Sunday 28

Volcanic Bike & Brew Fest

BEER—Off the success of last year's inaugural festival, Mt. Bachelor brings back the fun weekend of biking and beer drinking. Come prepared for live music, bike demos, local breweries and the final stop of the Oregon Enduro Series. Ride and drink on! // Friday-Saturday, 8 am-11 pm; Sunday, 8 am-7 pm, Mt. Bachelor, West Village, 1300 Century Dr., Bend.

Saturday 27

Heart of Oregon Corps Cornhole Tournament

TOSS THIS—If the last time you messed around with anything resembling a beanbag was when you sold your Beanie Baby collection on eBay, it's time to regroup. Show off your beanbag-tossing prowess (and help out the youth at CO's Americorps org) at this fun tourney—and win a cornhole set if you emerge victorious! // 1-5 pm, GoodLife Brewing, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $50 per 2-person team.

Saturday 27

Cascade Classic Rugby Tournament

#LIKEAGIRL—Who says rugby is only for tough guys? See the gals—and guys—of Bend Rugby compete against teams from all over the Northwest in the 13th annual tournament. Never fear—there will be food and beer. // 10 am, Pine Nursery Park, 3750 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend. Free to spectators.

Saturday 27

Bend Water War

WATER FIGHT—This is Bend's first ever massive scale water balloon fight. All the proceeds go to Bend Police and Fire Department, so it's a good cause built around an extremely fun event. There are different age groups for the competitions, so your nine-year-old won't get destroyed by a 30-year-old with rocket arms. // 11 am-5 pm, Bend Water War, 24605 Dodds Rd., Bend. $10 to compete, free to watch.

Wednesday 31

The Jackalope Saints

HOOTENANNY—With a "musical support group" of banjos, fiddles, slide guitars and more, you're sure to get your medicinal dose of Americana at this free show. What better way to shake off the Hump Day blues? // 7 pm, McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St, Bend. Free.

Wednesday 31

Steve Miller Band

CLASSIC ROCK—Admit it: There are probably a half-dozen Steve Miller Band songs you could sing right now with hardly any effort. That's a testament to the staying power of one of the most recognizable bands in American music. Whether their hooks are your thing or not, they still have one heck of a following. // 6:30pm, Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. $42-$79.

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