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Picks of the Week: Dec 6-13

I Heart Puerto Rico Fundraiser, The California Honeydrops, A P.C Christmas a Craft Holiday Bazaar and more


Thursday 12/7

The California Honeydrops - SOLD OUT

SOUL—This show is a hop, skip and jump away from an all-out block party—that's just the way The California Honeydrops roll. This Bay Area band offers an array of dance music with influences ranging from R&B, funk, Delta blues to soul. Crowd participation in encouraged and there is definitely no set list—but they take requests! Dr. Jolly's and Magic Number will be there and Big Ski's Pierogi food truck will be serving food right out front all night long. Brew Dr. Kombucha will be available as well as a specialty Cascade Alchemy "Honeydrop" cocktail. Sure to be a high energy show not to miss. 21+. 8pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. $15/adv., $20/door.

Friday - Sunday 12/8 - 12/10

"A P.C. Christmas"

THEATER—Did you catch local playwright Clinton K. Clark's "Beatles Die on Tuesday" last year? Stage Right Productions and Dionysus Presents team up for Clark's festive play that retells classic Christmas stories with a politically correct twist. Fri. & Sat., 7:30pm., Sun., 3pm. 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave., Bend. $16-$19.

Friday 12/8

Michale Graves

MISFITS—Some will recognize him as the former lead singer of the Misfits. His solo career as a singer-songwriter has since spanned nearly two decades. He's played nearly 70 shows in the past three months on his massive "Beginning of The End" tour. Is this the end? May as well catch his show, just in case. All ages. 7pm. Domino Room 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $20/adv.

HDCM Concert Series: Peter Wiley & Anna Polonsky

CLASSICAL— High Desert Chamber Music is celebrating its 10th anniversary season and this is one for the books. Featuring Grammy-nominated cellist Peter Wiley with pianist and Steinway Artist Anna Polonsky. 7:30-9pm. Bend Church United Methodist, 680 NW Bond St, Bend. $42/GA, $10/student or child.

Saturday - Sunday 12/9 - 12/10

7th Annual Craft-O! Holiday Bazaar

CRAFTS—The best way to shop? Local, of course! Find handmade gifts from Bend Fly Shop, Bright Place Gallery, Cindercone Clay Center, Gairdin, Junque in Bloom, The Sparrow Bakery, The NW Trading Post, Tentsile, The Workhouse and many more special vendors! Sat., 8am-6pm. Sun., 9am-5pm. The Old Iron Works 50 SE Scott St., Bend. Free entry.

Saturday 12/9

5th Annual Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival

BEER— Oh, look, another beer festival! We're not complaining—bring on the brews. This oneshowcases seasonal and specialty beers brewed in celebration of the holiday season. Brave the cold for just a little while; there will be in a heated tent and food carts available onsite! Proceeds benefit the Central Oregon Brewers Guild. 2pm. GoodLife Brewing, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $15.

I Heart Puerto Rico


FUNDRAISER— Feel like getting down for a good cause? This dance party for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico will feature local Latin dance band ¡Chiringa! and 1000 Fuegos bringing Cuban indie soul from Portland. All proceeds benefit the Center for Sustainability in Puerto Rico. All ages. 8-11:30pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $10/min. donation.

USASA 2017-18 Slalom/Giant Slalom #1 & #2

SNOWBOARDING—Snowboarders and free skiers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate in this 2018 USASA National Championships qualifier. 2017-18 USASA Membership is required for all competitors. 8am. Mt. Bachelor 13000 Century Dr., Bend. Registration: $25/adv., $35/day of. 9 & under, free.

Sunday 12/10

John Craigie w/ Hollis Peach

AMERICANA—You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll want to see him again. This Portland-based singer-songwriter delivers one-liners, charming stories and melodies in the style of John Prine with the rambling, vagabond spirit of Bob Dylan. 8pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $10/adv, $15/door.

Monday 12/11

Sonos Handbell Ensemble


You may have heard them on National Public Radio's "A Prairie Home Companion," or perhaps you've seen them on national television or maybe even in a Bose store demonstrating the power of digital surround sound (sounds intense). Collectively, Sonos has over 100 years of handbell ringing experience, performing renditions of classical numbers and original compositions entirely with bells. This Berkeley, Calif. ensemble has established a reputation hard to rival in the handbell musical world. A fun event for the whole family that offers a unique alternative to traditional vocal chorus performances. 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $22-$35.

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