- Chill out dude... the holidays are almost here.
"Shorts and Shades 10" + The Retrospective World Premier
SNOWBOARD—Catch the world premiere of Tre Squad's 10th installment of their snowboard film series, "Shorts and Shades" featuring crazy people snowboarding in beach wear. To mark a decade of their crazy antics, RJ McNichols is also screening his doc about the legendary history of the event. All ages. // 8pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $5.
Friday 15 – Sunday 17
Dirksen Derby 10
DERBY— The Dirksen Derby is back and this year they are doing things a little differently. The weekend-long gathering of snowboarders, sit-skiers and splitboarders up on Mt. Bachelor is much more than a race. The official kickoff party on Friday night will be held at the Tower Theatre and will include a film and photo festival. Saturday night, don't miss the Derby Dinner and Broken Board Art Auction. Bid on art created by snowboarders on broken boards while getting down to music by Shady GroOve. Proceeds support Tyler Eklund, a local snowboarder seriously injured in 2007, as well as Oregon Adaptive Sports, Protect Our Winters, 1% For The Planet and the Central Oregon Avalanche Association. // Race: Fri.-Sun., Mt. Bachelor Ski Area. Kickoff Party: Fri., 6pm. Tower Theatre. $10. Derby Dinner: Sat. 4pm. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. $12/dinner, $20/includes Dirksen Derby beanie (limited avail.)
Dry Canyon Stampede
BOOT SCOOTIN'—Need your country music fix? This seven-piece country western dance band from Central Oregon has one goal—to get you on your feet. Need a refresher in line dancing? Lessons start at 7pm, with the dance floor opening up at 8pm. // 7pm. The Belfry, 302 Main Street, Sisters. $10/singles. $15/couples.
Sunriver Tasting Dinner: A Night of Celebration
BUBBLES—Who doesn't love bubbles? Taste a variety of sparkling wines and learn about the tasting notes and history behind this festive drink. Paired with a five-course meal prepared by Sunriver Resort's award-winning culinary team. // 6:30pm. Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Dr., Sunriver. $90/person.
Holiday Lights Winter Paddle Parade
LIGHTS—What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a light show? Join Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe for its annual holiday community paddle in the Old Mill District. Kayaks adorned with lights and decorations will paddle down the Deschutes, offering a light parade in true Bend fashion. Want to join in on the fun? Meet at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe between 2pm and 2:30pm to decorate your kayak or canoe and join the paddle up to Flag Bridge. Those looking to view the parade can expect to see boats from 4:15pm – 6pm. // 2pm-8pm. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6, Bend. Free.
Latin Dance Social
DANCE—So you think you have skills? Show them off! Dance the night away to Latin beats from Andres "Andy" Garcia. He'll be playing a mix of salsa, bachata, merengue, cumbia and more. This event is all ages, but alcohol will be available for purchase for those 21+. // 9pm-midnight. Hola! Downtown, 920 NW Bond St., Bend. No cover.
Riot on a Sunday
ROCK—If you haven't seen this Bend staple live, now's the time. Lead singer Brandon Prinzing, formerly a guitarist for Corner Gospel Explosion, is strongly rooted in the Bend music scene—and for good reason. Blending the best parts of punk, folk and rock 'n' roll, their live shows are sure to fire you up. // 9pm. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $5.
FootZone's Cookie Run
COOKIE RUN—What could be better than a cookie swap following a 3-mile run? Bring your kids, some cookies and get ready to break a sweat! Will your cookie come out on top? Meet back at FootZone for a cookie contest, drinks for kids and adults. Bring a light, the sun sets early! RSVP required. // 5:30pm. FootZone, 842 NW Wall St., Bend. Free.
Ski movie night and ugly sweater extravaganza
UGLY SWEATER—Don your best ugly sweater and party until like it's Christmas Eve! Prizes for the top three ugliest sweaters. Open bar, delectable treats from Fearless Baking and ski movies all night long. Proceeds benefit the Central Oregon Avalanche Association. Hosted by Crow's Feet Commons. // 6-10pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $10.
Wednesday 20 – Sunday 23
A Tower Christmas: Swing Into The Holidays
Enjoy a raucous night of swing music by the Tower's 14-piece band performing holiday favorites such as "Run Run Rudolf" and "White Christmas." Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be stopping by along with local celebrities to join the festivities, so bring the kids and make it a family affair. // 7pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St, Bend. $12/kids 12 & under, $17/adults.