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Picks of the Week: Jan 11-17

Hip-hop, beer release and shows galore

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THURSDAY 1/11

Night Light Show Launch Party for Bend Women's March

EMPOWER—Bend's World Muse and Visit Bend are teaming up to create a month-long series of Bend Women's March programs, starting with a kickoff party that doubles as a comedy-based variety show! Look for more details on the Bend Women's March in next week's Source. // 6-8pm. At Liberty. 849 NW Wall St., Bend. $20. www.facebook.com/TheNightLightShow


FRIDAY & SATURDAY 1/12 - 1/13

GEORGE COLLIGAN, BUSTER WILLIAMS & LENNY WHITE TRIO

JAZZ—One fortuitous day in 1960, Buster Williams' father sent him to cover a gig his dad couldn't make himself. Williams had the pleasure of playing with legends Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt—and it launched his jazz career. Williams gracing the stage with his bass, joined by drummer Lenny White and Portland-based pianist George Colligan. Opening performance by the Alan Jones Academy of Music's student jazz ensemble, Eclipse. // 7:30pm. Riverhouse on the Deschutes, 3075 N Hwy 97, Bend. $60.50.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 1/12 - 1/13

BACKCOUNTRY FESTIVAL

OUTSIDE—Don't you love Bend? There's so much to do. If you can't decide which winter activity you want to do this weekend, check out Hoodoo's Backcountry Festival! Bring your tent and warm sleeping bag for two nights of camping. Learn how to be safe out yonder with seminars by Central Oregon Avalanche Association and beacon training from Corvallis Mountain Rescue. Chat with industry professionals, chill in the beer garden or check the bike fleet from Blazin Saddles. Kids can earn their Junior Ranger Snow Badge. // Friday, 1pm - Saturday, 9pm. Hoodoo Ski Area, Hwy 20, Box 20, Sisters. $10/overnight camping.


FRIDAY – SUNDAY 1/12 - 1/14

EQUIVOCATION

THEATER—This play has it all: mystery, action—even a government conspiracy! Set in early 17th century England, a playwright is commissioned by the prime minister to write the "true history" of the plot to assassinate King James I. The actors, suspicious, investigate the story and discover the King's version of the story may be a cover-up. // Fri. & Sat., 7:30pm. Sun., 3pm. 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave., Bend. $19/adults, $16/students & seniors 60+.

SATURDAY 1/13

CASCADES WEDDING SHOW

DREAM WEDDING—Wedding season is just around the corner! Need help planning? This is the largest, most comprehensive bridal show in Central Oregon. With more than 100 vendors from every corner of the bridal industry, you'll find all of the resources you need to plan your dream wedding. // 10am-3pm. Riverhouse on the Deschutes, 3075 N Hwy 97, Bend. $10/adv, $15/door.


SATURDAY 1/13

5TH ANNUAL HIGH GRAVITY BREWFEST

BREWS & TUNES—What would a weekend in Bend be without a healthy serving (or two) of beer? Enjoy over 25 microbrews and ciders from McMenamins and local breweries. Swatkins and the Positive Agenda, Company Grand and the Maxwell Friedman Trio keep the party going all day. All ages welcome, 21+ to sample. // 1pm-8pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. $2/token. $5/12oz glass.

SUNDAY 1/14

10 BARREL GOGGLE TAN TOUR

BEER RELEASE—10 Barrel is throwing a party on the mountain in celebration of the release of their spring seasonal, Goggle Tan IRA. This event kicks off the Goggle Tan tour, with live music, snow-beach games, gear demos, killer giveaways and of course, tons of beer. Open to all ages, 21+ to drink. // 11am-4pm. Mt. Bachelor, 13000 Century Dr. Free; lift pass required.


MONDAY 1/15

TESLA: LIGHT, SOUND, COLOR

VARIETY SHOW—Think you know the story of Nikola Tesla? This mixed-media spectacle explores the life and work of the famous physicist, engineer and inventor, bringing his story to life in a larger than life way. A blend of string performances and electronic musical arrangements, paired with choreography and live physics demonstrations, brings lightning to the stage. // 8pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $28.50-$39.50.

MONDAY 1/15

MLK DAY OF SERVICE

VOLUNTEER—In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s contributions to our nation, join other volunteers for a day of serving area nonprofit and public organizations. Volunteer Central Oregon is hosting 14 projects with 12 nonprofits in Bend, Sisters, Prineville, Madras and Warm Springs—so there's no excuse not to lend a hand! Visit volunteercentraloregon.org for more info on specific projects . // Times and locations vary.

WEDNESDAY 1/17

REV. HORTON HEAT, VOODOO GLOW SKULLS & BIG SANDY

ROCKABILLY—Arguably the king of modern rockabilly and the godfather of psychobilly—all hail The Rev. Jim Heath, affectionately known as "The Reverend." On stage, he covers everything from loaded .38s, space heaters, big skies—even an ode to eating steak. The trio has been rocking since the mid-80s and shows no sign of slowing down. //Voodoo Glow Skulls and Big Sandy open. 8pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $25/adv.

WEDNESDAY 1/17

THE LIQUE

HIP-HOP—While many may associate Las Vegas with the Rat Pack era (or more recently, resident DJs), there have been a handful of musical gems born in Sin City in more recent years. The Lique, delivering a fusion of jazz, hip-hop and funk, is one of them. Named the 2016 "Best Band" by Vegas Seven magazine, The Lique has opened for acts such as Hiatus Kaiyote, Lecrae and Flo Rida. // 7-10pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. No cover.


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