Gov't Mule with Warren Haynes
LIVE MUSIC — Whether you've been a fan of Warren Haynes since his early Allman Brothers days, or are just looking for a great show — this is one you won't want to miss. Legendary jam rock band Gov't Mule is making a stop in Bend for their Revolution Go Tour to promote their new archival album, "The Tel-Star Sessions." All ages, kids three and under free. // Thur. 6:30pm, doors at 5:30pm, Century Center. $40/adv.
Modest Mouse w/ Built to Spill
LIVE MUSIC — Alternative rock bands Modest Mouse and Built to Spill share the stage in the last Les Schwab concert of the season! Over the past two decades, Modest Mouse has pretty much become the definition of indie rock. You'd most likely find Built to Spill in that definition as well. If you like Pavement, the Pixies or the Talking Heads, you'll enjoy this. // Fri. 6:30pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater. $42.50/adv.
Friday 22 & Saturday 23
Untitled Improv Comedy – The Oregon Cage Match
COMEDY — If you like off-the-cuff wit, this two-day comedy event is for you! Improv teams will go head to head—and the audience decides who moves on to the final round. If being a judge on the sidelines isn't enough, the troupe is holding drop-in classes Saturday for $10/class. Learn to create a scene and develop characters. // Fri. 7:30-10pm, Sat. 6-7:30pm & 8:30-10pm, 2nd Street Theater, Bend. $10/single round, $25/both days, $50/both days + improve classes.
FOOD AND DRINK — Did you miss the Bend Oktoberfest this past weekend? Don't worry, McMenamins is hosting a celebration of their own! One and all are welcome to enjoy music, singing, dancing, beer, food and revelry. Live music by High 5's Polka Band, Old Salt Union and Jeff Crosby & the Refugees. All ages. // Sat. 1-11pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Bend. No cover.
Discover Nature Festival
OUTDOORS — A family-friendly outdoor excursion featuring nature education, outdoor recreation and health and wellness activities for the kiddos! Learn fly casting, archery and wilderness survival skills at The Gear Fix Outdoor Recreation Zone. Get some fresh air, master the outdoors—and discover nature! // Sat. 11am-3pm. Riverbend Park, Bend. Free.
2017 Pine Nursery Pacer 5K & Kids Fun Run
5K RUN — This scenic 5K begins on the north side of Ponderosa Elementary School and includes a mix of paved and gentle dirt paths along the canal. Bring the whole family: there will be a fun run for the kids, food, freebies and giveaways. Races begin at the back parking lot of the school. // Sat. 5K, 8:30am. Fun Run, 9:30am. Ponderosa Elementary, Bend. $20/5K entry, $5/Fun Run entry.
Nama'STAY: Yoga With Your Dog and Silent Auction
YOGA — Yes, finally—your dog can come to yoga, too! Street Dog Hero, a local nonprofit dog rescue, is teaching guided "Doga" for you and your dog. There will also be a large silent auction and activities for the whole family to enjoy. All proceeds will benefit Street Dog Hero, helping rescue pups. If you don't have a furry friend, you can still join in! Bring a yoga mat (and a leash!) for the 10 am class. // Sun. 8:30am-noon. Athletic Club of Bend. $15/adv, $5/children under 12.
OUT Central Oregon's 2nd annual comedy night featuring Suzanne Westenhoefer
COMEDY — Comedienne Suzanne Westenhoefer joins OUT Central Oregon's second annual comedy night! Enjoy a few laughs and do some good—part of the proceeds from the silent auction and raffle support the LGBTQ homeless youth of Central Oregon. Come out to support diversity and good comedy! // Sun. 8pm. Doors 6:30pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, Bend. $20/adv, $25/door.
Climate Change: The Science, The Solutions and Taking Action
KEEPING IT GREEN — Looking for more ways to help the planet? Energy Challenge Week is Sept. 25-30 and will feature workshops ranging from Oregon energy code to energy efficient home remodels. A multi-generational family team gives you the lowdown on the impacts of climate change and what you can do about it. Here at The Source we are committing to using our cars less this week! // Mon. 6-8:30pm, The Old Stone, Bend. Free, $5 donation.
The Shins with special guest Day Wave
MUSIC — The summer days are waning, so enjoy our outdoor concerts while you can! The Shins, described as a "pop project" by founding member James Mercer, will play high energy rock inspired by.... well, just about everything. Day Wave, an indie rock bank from Oakland, Calif., shares the stage. Bring a date and enjoy dinner served by Bistro 28 at the Athletic Club beforehand. // Tues. 7pm. Doors 6pm. Athletic Club of Bend. $39.50/gen. ad., $87.50/dinner ticket.