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Picks of the Week: July 13 -19

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Wednesday 12

Clam Jam! Planned Parenthood Show

COMEDY — Usually the Comedy Underground show at The Capitol features the comedic stylings of Chelsea Woodman- see, but this week she's joined by a bevy of hilarious females. Karen Sipes, Janelle Musson, Dana Buckendahl, Katy Ipock, Madeline Pertsch and host Hillary Carter take the stage. Every dollar supports Planned Parenthood! // 8pm. The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. $12.

Thursday 13

Joan Soriano

AFRO-INFUSED RHYTHM — What was your first guitar? A Fender? For Joan Soriano, he fashioned his first guitar from a tin can and fishing line and never looked back. Soriano, who was born in the rural countryside near Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, plays steel string bachata with equal parts romance and grit. Check him out outdoors in Sisters! // 6:30pm. Fir Street Park, Sisters. No cover.

Thursday 13

Diego's Umbrella

GYPSY ROCK — Certain bands roll into town and you just know it's a guaranteed dance party. San Francisco's Diego's Umbrella provides that sweat-inducing, booty- shaking dance party you've been craving. Every. Time. From Jake's party drum to Jason's soaring violin solos, you're in for an amazing evening of gypsy rock blended with pirate polka. // 9pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $10.

Friday 14

Cosmic Carnival

FREAK SHOW — Fire dancers, aerial artistry, belly dancers and live music. What more could you ask for? Streetlight Moon debuts their first studio album, "To the Moon and Back," alongside the freaks and geeks. It's going to be a fine and festive evening. Streetlight Moon also performs at the Free Summer Sunday show at Les Schwab Amphitheater. // 8-10pm. Tin Pan Theater, 869 NW Tin Pan Alley, Bend. $5.

Saturday 15

High Cascades 100

BIKE — Do you love bikes enough to ride one for 100 miles? For those willing and brave enough, High Cascades 100 provides racers a fully-supported mountain bike event for 100 miles, with 75 of those through Central Oregon singletrack. Bike your butt off, then enjoy food and beverages from Deschutes Brewery from 1:30-7:30pm. // 5:30am-7:30pm. Athletic Club of Bend, 61615 Athletic Club Dr., Bend.

Saturday 15

14th Annual Deschutes Dash

MULTI-SPORT — Bendites love outdoor and athletic pursuits. Many of us have a hard time choosing just one in a day, which makes the 14th Annual Deschutes Dash the perfect event for multi-sport enthusiasts. Don't feel like competing? Deschutes Dash is spectator-friendly! The Kids Splash N' Dash takes place after the adult races, too. // 8am. Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St., Bend.

Saturday 15

Slightly Stoopid

ROCK/REGGAE — Did you know Slightly Stoopid, who makes their return to the Les Schwab Amphitheater, has recorded the first playable record made completely of hash? Talk about limited edition! The San Diego trio blends reggae, rock, hip-hop and folk to create upbeat and infectiously catchy jams. Featuring special guests J Boog, Iration, and The Movement. // 4pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. $37.

Saturday 15

The New Old Time Chautauqua

VAUDEVILLE — Remember the days of traveling circuses? The New Old Time Chautauqua, a nonprofit arts organization, brings the circus to Bend with music, comedy and a live vaudeville-style show for adults and children alike. The show features juggling from The Flying Karamazov Brothers, hula hoop artists, mimes, dueling sousaphones, aerialists and more! // 7pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $20/adults and $14/children.

Monday 17

Rising From Ashes

FILM — BendFilm presents two screenings of the 2012 uplifting documentary "Rising From Ashes" to benefit Team Rwanda. Team Rwanda makes its second trip to the U.S. and attends the screenings for a post-film discussion. Proceeds go toward Team Rwanda's efforts to improve literacy, food, water and healthcare in Rwanda. // 5:30pm and 8:15pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. $15.

Wednesday 19

Vanessa Silberman & Carissa Johnson

ROCK — A dual bill of rocking females? Yes, please! LA's Vanessa Silberman has had nearly every job in the music industry and still finds time to melt faces as a rock and roll singer/guitarist. Boston's Carissa Johnson recently won her hometown's Rock and Roll Rumble — the only other female to win was Amanda Palmer/The Dresden Dolls in 2003. // 9pm. Third Street Pub, 314 SE Third St., Bend. No cover,


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