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Picks of the Week: Oct 19-26

Beerfest Invitational, Fungi Fest, T.S. Monk, Kandace Springs Quartet, The Science of Cocktails


Thursday 19

"Born of Fire" Screening and Bouldering Guide Release Party

CLIMB — Expect swag giveaways, beer and a fun-filled evening celebrating a new guidebook showcasing some of the Northwest's best bouldering by local climber Jason Chinchen. Cap off your night with a screening of "Born of Fire," a short doc by local filmmakers. // 6:30pm. Mountain Supply, 834 NW Colorado Ave., Bend. Free.

Friday 20 – Saturday 21
Kandace Springs Quartet

JAZZ — Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz opens the season with Blue Note sensation Kandace Springs, who caught the attention of Prince before his passing. Prince said it all – "Kandace has a voice that could melt snow."// 6:30pm. Riverhouse on the Deschutes. 3075 U.S. 97 Business, Bend. Ticket prices vary. $63.50/adv at

Friday 20
The Science of Cocktails

MIXOLOGY — Dust off your cocktail attire for a night of mind-altering cocktails, scrumptious hors d'oeuvres and live music by The Same Coin! Proceeds support free science and arts education for kids in Central Oregon. Take home the Science of Cocktails book—impress your friends with your new skills! // 6pm. The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. $30/person, $60/pair.

Friday 20
Five Alarm Funk

PSYCHEDELIC — This eight-piece funk band mashes up gypsy rock, Latin music, ska and even a little metal with intense arrangements and grooves for days. Monster horns, crushing percussion and shredding psych-rock guitars. Expect a hot, sweaty dance floor—and a lot of fun. // 7pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $12/adv.

Friday 20 and Saturday 21
BendBroadband's Jazz at the Oxford: T.S. Monk

JAZZ — Jazz at the Oxford kicks off its eighth season with jazz legend T.S. Monk. Lauded as his father's true musical heir by jazz critics, this is a show you shouldn't miss! He received Record of the Year at the New York Jazz Awards, and DownBeat Magazine's Annual Reader's Poll Award. // Friday, 7pm. Saturday, 5pm & 8pm. The Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave., Bend. $47.

Saturday 21
Fungi Fest and Mushroom Show

FUNGI FUN — The Central Oregon Mushroom Club is teaming up with the Sunriver Nature Center for this family-friendly event. Check out the mushroom showcase, guided walks, children's activities, educational stations, mushroom related art and more! // 10am-2pm. Sunriver Nature Center, P.O. Box 3533, Sunriver. $8/adult, $5/children, $2/SNCO members.

Saturday 21
Throw Back Throw Down - CANCELED

BIKE — Bring your finest flannel, your bike of choice and your creativity for a rad day of punk rock and free-wheelin', single-speeding debauchery! Ticket gets you BBQ, beer and a place on the school bus. Limited seats, so show up early. // Noon – 7pm. Crow's Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend. CANCELED due to sketchy weather.

Saturday 21
3rd Annual Pine Tavern Beerfest Invitational

MICRO — Central Oregon's best breweries will compete to be Pine Tavern's next signature beer—and you are a judge! Proceeds benefit Kids Center. Ticket includes pint glass and eight tasting tokens. Must preregister. Leave the pets at home for this one. 21+. // 4-8pm. Pine Tavern, 967 NW Brooks St., Bend. $20.

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22
Central Oregon Mastersingers present Lux Aeterna

CLASSICAL — The Mastersingers welcome choral conductor Christian Clark, who will lead the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna! Also featuring choral works by contemporary composers Eric Whitacre, Jonathan Dover, Will Todd and Daniel Elder. // Sat., 7:30. Sun., 3pm. Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Rd., Bend. $20.

Monday 23
Volunteer Central Oregon 6th Annual Board Fair

GIVE BACK — Interested in becoming a board member of a nonprofit? You'll have a chance to meet with 23 of the area's top nonprofits, in a fun "speed-dating" environment. This is a great opportunity to use your skillset to serve your community. Do some good! //4pm. Deschutes Brewery Public House, 1044 NW Bond St., Bend.

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