Downhill Ryder CD Release Show
ALBUM RELEASE — Local roots-rockers Downhill Ryder celebrate the release of their second album, "The Big One." Expect a full evening of powerful vocals, strong basslines and a fond farewell to lead singer Kim Kelley. // 7-10pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. No cover.
Your Home, Your Forest
FOREST — Take part in the efforts to maintain our forests. The first panel includes representatives from forest agencies discussing their roles in public interaction and maintaining the forest. The second panel focuses on emergency service agencies that discuss preparation, evacuation and the recovery process. // 12:30-5pm. SHARC, 57250 Overlook Rd., Sunriver. Free.
COBW Fancy Beer Pairing Party
BEER — 10 Barrel brings a slew of fancy beers out of the cellar for Central Oregon Beer Week. Each fancy beer pairs with a hand-crafted appetizer. Sip on a Cherry Baltic Porter or a Huckleberry Grand Cru while listening to live music and admiring their new pub on the eastside. // 6-9pm. 10 Barrel Brewing Co. Brewing Facility, 62970 NE 18th St., Bend. $30.
Friday 26 and Saturday 27
Immersion Anniversary Party with Precious Byrd and Object Heavy
PARTY — Celebrate Immersion Brewing's anniversary with great beer, a label and bottle release event, giveaways, pig roast, pretzel station, local vendors, bouncy houses, live music and more. Precious Byrd headlines on Fri. night and Object Heavy on Sat. Fri. 4-10pm, Sat. 11:30am-11pm. Immersion Brewing, 550 SW Industrial Way Suite 185, Bend. Free.
Barks and Recreation
DOGS — From office pups to canines of every variety running with their owners along the Deschutes River Trail, Benditos love dogs. Celebrate your favorite companion with fun contests for your dog, including the K-9 Pie Eating Contest, Best Voice, Owner Dog Lookalike, Best Hair, Best Kisser and Best Trick. And don't forget the dogging kissing booth! // 11am-3pm. Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. Free.
LIMITED EDITION — SMaSH stands for Single Malt and Single Hop, which emphasizes the flavor of a single hop and a single malt variety. Taste beers brewed specifically for the event from Central Oregon breweries and beyond. Enjoy music from five-piece soul-jazz funk and boogaloo band The Cutmen. // 5:30-8:30pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. Free. $25 taster pint glass package (21+).
We Are Remembering—
Not Just a Number
REMEMBRANCE — For the 10th year, Central Oregonians come together and read the names, ages and hometowns of each U.S. service person killed in Afghanistan since 2001 and in Iraq since 2003. There's an inherent power in these names and speaking them aloud every year. // 8am. Troy Field, NW Bond St and Louisiana Ave., Bend. Free.
2017 Memorial Day Ceremony
MEMORIAL DAY — Central Oregon's largest Memorial Day ceremony. This type of remembrance is so important because if we don't remember our fallen heroes as a society then we minimize their struggle and sacrifice and we're doomed to repeat the same mistakes. Memorial Day is not just another holiday. // 1pm. Deschutes Memorial Chapel & Gardens, 63875 N Hwy 97., Bend. Free.
Pollinator Conservation: What's the Buzz?
PRESENTATION — A panel of speakers shares their pollinator conservation stories. People from U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the City of Bend and Sisters Middle School try to shed some light on the newest efforts to conserve what is basically the future of our species. A very important topic. // 6pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S Hwy 97, Bend. $3-$7.
ELECTRO-POP — In this week's SOUND feature we talk to Lillie Lemon, a synth-pop duo on tour from Monterey, Calif. The duo specializes in creating lyrically driven, electronic music with beautiful female vocals. Prepare to dance your booty off to tunes reminiscent of Chvrches, Purity Ring and The Postal Service. // 9-11pm. Astro Lounge, 939 NW Bond St., Bend.