Last Giant and Goodbye Dyna
ROCK — "I think the spirit of rock and roll is freedom of expression, the ability to go against the grain and just being yourself and make people shake their ass, too," Ryan Heise, lead singer and band leader for Last Giant, tells The Source in this week's interview. Last Giant and Goodbye Dyna bring down the house with high-energy rock. // 7-9pm. Spoken Moto, 310 SW Industrial Way, Bend. No cover.
Friday 15 and Saturday 16
WINEFEST — Have an affinity for vino? If you're among the many who enjoy Oregon wines, cheeses and chocolates, you're in luck. Head down to Sunriver's SHARC amphitheater for two days of tastings - award-winning wines, tasty cheeses and chocolates as well as live music. Participate in a wine and cheese pairing class, which benefits the Sunriver Nature Center and Oregon Observatory. // Friday 3-8pm, Saturday 12-6pm. SHARC, 57250 Overlook Rd., Sunriver. $15.
Friday 15 and Saturday 16
FESTIVAL — Like beer and brats? The 2017 Bend Oktoberfest has arrived! Enjoy great beer, traditional Bavarian food and games — from bouncy houses to Bendhamershlagen, a race to hammer a nail into a table before your opponent! For those of you with furry friends of the dachshund persuasion, enter them in the annual wiener dog race! // Fri. 3-10pm, Sat. Noon-10pm. Downtown Bend. Free.
Nitro Circus Live
EXTREME SPORTS — Featuring 30 of the world's best extreme athletes in freestyle motocross, BMX and anything you can imagine with wheels! Plus a host of ridiculous contraptions being launched 50 feet into the air, by the crazy Nitro daredevils. Expect to see the world's biggest and most dangerous stunts, in a fully choreographed, action sports, theatrical spectacular! // 7pm. Vince Genna Stadium. 4th & Wilson St., Bend. $39+.
The Crystal Method
ELECTRONIC ROCK — "The discovery of a band, or an album that leads you into a whole other world is a big thing and that's always been something that people have been very kind to say and bring up how it meant a lot to them." The Crystal Method celebrates 20 years of "Vegas," their debut album. // 9pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. $20/adv, $30/door.
Friday 15 - Sunday 17
Rock of Ages
THEATER — Who can resist a story of a country girl heading to L.A. to make it big in showbiz? Drew, a busboy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, from small-town Kansas, chase their dreams in L.A. They fall in love and save a superstar. Featuring rock hits, including "Hit Me With Your Best Shot." // 7:30pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend. $27, $37, $47.
C.O.M.B.S. 2nd Annual Mustache & Beard Competition
BEARDS — As we've learned on the road to becoming Beer Town, USA, pretty much everything goes with beer, but especially beards. Join the Central Oregon Mustache and Beard Society for its 2nd annual competition, which benefits the Humane Society of Central Oregon. Participate in a variety of categories from Best Business Beard to Best Couples. // 4pm. GoodLife Brewing, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend.
Bend Open Streets
LIVABILITY — Ever wanted to roller skate through the streets Chet Faker-style in his music video for "Gold?" Or just safely explore the streets of midtown on foot in a comfortable, healthy and more livable way? Bend Open Streets closes off 2.5 miles of streets to automobile traffic in order for people to walk, bike, skate, dance, play and socialize. // Noon. Midtown, Bend. Free.
COUNTRY — If you've been reading The Source at all this summer, you'll notice our affinity for anything Avetts. Jim Avett, father of the famous Avett Brothers, comes to McMenamins for a night of beloved country tunes, original ballads and stories. Clearly, musical talent and storytelling run in the family. All ages. // 7-9pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. No cover.
IDOL — Perhaps best known for winning the 11th season of "American Idol" in 2012, Phillip Phillips has more than proven himself to be a true musician and artist. The singer, songwriter and guitarist plays jam-oriented rock with soulful vocals. Forget "American Idol," Phillips' music stands on its own—no need for Simon Cowell's approval. // 7pm. Athletic Club of Bend, 61615 Athletic Club Dr., Bend. $39/GA, $87/dinner included.