Ales & Tails Adoption Day
ADOPT — Beware! Cuteness overload hits the new front lawn of the Bend Brewing Company as puppies, kittens, dogs and cats available for adoption from the Humane Society hang out, waiting for their new homes.Thinking about getting a family pet? Then this is the event for you! // 4-8pm. Bend Brewing Company, 1019 NW Brooks St., Bend. Free.
Stand for the Land
CELEBRATE — Salute the stewards of the land and those working to protect public lands with this 30th anniversary event celebrating the work of the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA). Free music from Coyote Willow, frosty beverages on order and a kid-friendly atmosphere make this the place to be Friday night. // 4-7pm. Crow's Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend. Free.
Saturday 1- Sunday 2
The 29th Central Oregon Wildflower Show
EXPERIENCE — You'll be amazed with the vast amount of natural wildflowers native to Oregon at this annual flower display. Families can take in a wildflower hike, lecture or wander the exhibit and even buy native plants to take home. This hands-on event is a great family-friendly fourth of July outdoor alternative. // 9am-5pm. Sunriver Nature Center, 57245 River Rd., Sunriver. $6 adults, $4 kids.
ORCHESTRA — Join Portland's "little orchestra" as it performs songs from its ninth studio album "Je dis oui!" The performance features vocals from China Forbes, Storm Large, Ari Shapiro, fashion guru Ikram Goldman, civil rights activist Kathleen Saadat and Rufus Wainwright. Pink Martini crosses genres from classical to pop to Latin and jazz. // 6pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. $35-65.
AKA Faceless, Foxy Lemon, Cambrian Explosion
ROCK — You may remember the duo that makes up AKA Faceless from their previous rock outfit, Patrimony. Trevor Martell and Jason Allenby return from Nashville for this homecoming performance to showcase their brand of new age rock-n-roll. Check out our interview with the duo in this week's Sound section! // 9pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $8/adv at Bendticket.com, $10/door.
An Evening with Ween
MUSIC — The last time Ween played in Bend they got onstage at 7:01pm and got off at 9:58, just before the noise curfew. Total pros! It was close to three hours of non-stop musical brilliance and one of the many legendary shows Bend has hosted. Join Gene and Dean Ween for what should be a night to remember. // 7pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr. Bend. $43.
Sunday 2 - Tuesday 4
WINTER FUN — Even though it feels like we've barely begun getting the warm temps this year so far, just in case you're missing the mountain, Bachelor has just what you're looking for. Over 4th of July weekend you can get your skiing and snowboarding fix and pretend like it's Snowpocalypse all over again. 8am. Mt. Bachelor, 13000 Century Dr., Bend. $19-$29.
Pet Parade & Old Fashioned July 4th Festival
FREEDOM! — Celebrate our country's freedom by watching the cutest animals ever dressed up in adorable outfits and roaming around. This event has been a Bend tradition since 1932, so don't miss out on one of our best annual celebrations. There's also food, music, and old fashioned games, so make a day of it. 8am. Downtown and Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. Free.
Deftones, Rise Against, Thrice
HARD ROCK — If your idea of freedom includes head banging, look no further than Deftones, Rise Against! and Thrice at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Deftones' experimental alt-rock has been infiltrating the airwaves for nearly 20 years. The band's lead singer, Chino Moreno, has even spent time living in Bend. Stay safe in that mosh pit! // 5pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. $47.50.
Music in the Canyon with Jive Coulis
FUNK — Head down to Redmond's American Legion Park for an evening of rock, blues and funk from local three-piece Jive Coulis. Jive Coulis has a way of bringing you to your feet. This bi-weekly evening of free music also includes art, food, fun and family. Get your groove on in a picturesque setting. // 5:30-8pm. American Legion Park, 850 W Rimrock Way, Redmond, Redmond. No cover.