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Picks of the Week: July 5-12

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Thursday 6

Munch and Music - Arrival From Sweden

POP — It's that time of year again! Munch and Music returns to Drake Park with the music of Abba. Arrival From Sweden, a 12-piece tribute band, plays some of the world's favorite pop songs. Show up early to catch former Bend local songstress JoAnna Lee open to debut her first full-length album, "So Free." // 5:30pm. Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. No cover.

Thursday 6

B.o.B. - The Elements Tour

HIP-HOP — Remember the song "Airplanes?" The joint from hip-hop star B.o.B. and Hayley Williams of Paramore? B.o.B. brings his universally appealing hip-hop and rap to the Midtown on The Elements Tour. B.o.B. tours in support of his latest album, "Ether." Read our interview with the rapper! // 8pm. Midtown Ballroom, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $27-$99.

Friday 7 - Sunday 9

Bend Summer Festival

FESTIVAL — With festival season in full swing, it's time to embrace all that is summer. Bend Summer Festival brings art and music to the forefront with a wide array of artists and vendors on display. With a full lineup of live music on three stages, there's no shortage of space to get your groove on. // Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. Downtown Bend. Free.

Friday 7

Bend Burlesque - A Babe Odyssey

BURLESQUE — Whether or not you've had the pleasure of seeing the babes of Bend Burlesque perform, this time you'll be transported through time to enjoy the delicacies of feminine embodiment. The performers focus on The Goddess, but there will be plenty of men, women and everything in between. // 7pm and 9:30pm. The Old Stone, 157 NW Franklin Ave., Bend. $22-$25.

Saturday 8

Tour des Chutes

CYCLE — A race for the elusive yellow jersey, this multi-distance cycling event can be as long as 100 miles or just 7, whichever you prefer! With a fun 5k run or walk option for families, Tour des Chutes raises much needed funds for local cancer survivorship programs in Central Oregon. // 5am-5pm. Tour Des Chutes, 70 SW Century Dr., Suite 100-273, Bend. $10-$65.

Saturday 8

Untitled Improv Company

COMEDY — Improv, where no two shows are ever the same! Be dazzled with a fully improvised one-act play based on audience suggestions. Followed by the hilarious JAM — where audience participation gets real and members get on stage to try their hand at improv. Source suggests a pint of beer or two, beforehand. // 8-10pm. 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette Ave., Bend. $8-$10.

Saturday 8

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

ART SHOW — Sisters hosts a vast array of talented artists — some of whom come together for the world's largest quilt show! Prepare to see quilts as you've never seen them before. Now in its 41st year, this annual event showcases the regional talents of individuals and quilting guilds alike and has more than 1,000 quilts on display. // All day. Downtown Sisters. Free.

Tuesday 11

What's Brewing | State of the County

ENGAGE — Learn how Deschutes County is responding to rapid growth, the affordable housing crisis, funding for capital projects and hear the FY2018 budget highlights. Plus, you've heard the rumors, now see for yourself the famous "Top Ten" List – for Bend and Deschutes County at large. // 5-7pm. Deschutes Brewery Public House, 1044 NW Bond St., Bend. $15/Chamber member, $20/general public.

Tuesday 11

UB40

POP REGGAE — With more than 50 singles on the U.K. singles charts, UB40 has achieved considerable international success, which makes them the perfect trio to kick off the Clear Summer Nights Music Series at the Athletic Club of Bend. Ali, Astro and Mickey were nominated for a Grammy for Best Reggae Album four times. // 6pm. Athletic Club of Bend, 61615 Athletic Club Dr., Bend. $52.

Wednesday 12

The Autonomics, Cool American & Turtlenecked

ROCK — Formerly of Bend and currently residing in Portland, indie rockers The Autonomics have returned to rock your faces off. The trio blends surf punk and garage rock with catchy party hooks that will have your body shaking and sweating in the best possible ways. Cool American plays "Dorito Pop" and Turtlenecked plays good ol' rock and roll. // 8pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $10.


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