Sourcers Tour featuring Milo with Randal Bravery
HIP-HOP — We talk to rapper Milo about what inspires him and why he loves being an artist. "I like spontaneity because it seems closer to the source than necessarily rehearsed materials," Milo says of freestyle rapping. Milo celebrates the release of his latest, eclectic hip-hop album, "Who Told You To Think??!!?!?!?!." // 9pm. The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. No cover.
15s Rugby Tournament
RUGBY — Have you ever been to a rugby tournament? The hard-hitting sport should be witnessed at least once, and there's no better time than the annual 15s Rugby Tournament. Watch as men's and women's Bend Rugby teams take on challengers from across the region. Drink beer in the beer garden and listen to live music from Weez-it. // 9am. Pine Nursery Park, 3750 NE Purcell Blvd., Bend. Free.
TRIBUTE — There are tribute bands and then there are bands that take the original music and truly put their own spin on the songs. Talking Dreads combines classic Talking Heads lyrics with Caribbean and reggae rhythms to create a sensational dance party. This week, we talk to lead singer Mystic Bowie about his love for the original. // 9pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $10/adv, $12/door.
Friday 25 - Sunday 27
Art in the High Desert
ART — Art in the High Desert has been ranked 10th in the nation for Fine Art Fairs by Air Fair Sourcebook 2016. The annual event, which takes place between the Old Mill and the Les Schwab Amphitheater, presents art lovers and collectors with an incredible, juried fine art and craft show. // 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday. Old Mill District, 520 SW Powerhouse Dr., Bend. Free.
3rd Annual Beat Beethoven's 5th 5K Fun Run/Walk
FUN RUN — Do you think you have what it takes to finish a 5K before the end of Beethoven's 5th Symphony? Challengers attempt to finish this race before the end of this timeless classic as a benefit for the Central Oregon Symphony. Other activities include a one-mile run/walk and a free kids race. // 9-10:30am. COCC Campus Track, 2600 NW College Way, Bend. $20-$40.
Hop Farm Tour
HOPS — Aside from water, few ingredients are more essential in Beer Town, USA, than hops. Central Oregon's budding hops community wants you to get to know the scene. This third annual tour is an open-house event showcasing local farmers. The tour includes six farms. Event map can be found at worthygardenclub.com. Visit at your leisure! // 11am-4pm. Worthy Garden Club, 495 NE Bellevue Dr., Bend. Free.
American Me, Give Em Blood, Critic
METAL — Central Oregon metal heads, this Pick's for you! American Me, a metalcore band from Portland, heads to the Domino Room to bring us music that takes influence from various forms of heavy metal all the way to hip-hop. Known for its fast-paced and heavy sound, the music created by American Me will have your body thrashing all night long. // 8pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $13.
Climate Change: The Science, Solutions and How to be an Agent of Change
CLIMATE CHANGE — Looking to learn more about climate change and possible solutions? Bend resident Caroline Skidmore, who was trained as a Climate Leader by the big man himself — Al Gore — presents on climate change, the global and local impacts and solutions. // 6:30-7:30pm. Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St., Bend. Free.
First Whitewater and Surf Festival, and Pickin' and Paddlin'
WATERFEST — In celebration of Bend's Whitewater Park, this inaugural festival includes both kayaking and surf events. Play in the rapids and then hear live music from Julie & the Wayves, Space Heaterz and Doc Ryan at Pickin' and Paddlin'. Enjoy brews and food carts. // Noon-6pm, 4-9:30pm. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 SW Industrial Way Suite 6, Bend. $5/adv, $10/mug and three drink tickets at Pickin' and Paddlin'.
PSYCHEDELIC — Coming off a sell-out show at the Fox Theater in their hometown of Boulder, Colo., Amoramora plays an ever-changing blend of psychedelic jams. Fusing funk, bluegrass and much more, you'll love blasting off into a cosmic dance party with Amoramora. These cats fuel the fires of psychedelic musical imagery. // 9pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $8/adv, $10/door.