Power Panel: Millennials in the Workplace
WORKPLACE — Some may stereotype them as lazy, entitled, disloyal and anything but professional. But how do millennials overcome these classifications to be successful in a workplace full of Gen X'ers and Baby Boomers? Learn about the struggle of millennials in the workplace. 21+. // 5-7pm. The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. $15/Chamber members, $25/general admission.
Michael Franti & Spearhead
POSITIVITY — Michael Franti & Spearhead's return to Bend marks two annual traditions: first, a concert full of SOULROCKERS jamming out to their favorite Franti hits, including "Say Hey (I Love You)." Second, the traditional yoga jam and bike ride with Bend's very own World Muse organization. Read more in this week's interview with Franti. // 6:30pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. $43.
Bend Comedy Presents: 4th Annual Ladies Night Comedy Showcase
COMEDY — Now in its fourth year, the annual Ladies Night Comedy Showcases features female comics including Andie Main, Joann Schrinderle, Dana Buckendahl. Elaine Johnson hosts. Proceeds support Planned Parenthood and Saving Grace. // 8-11pm. Seven Nightclub, 1033 NW Bond St., Bend. $8/adv, $10/door.
Friday 8 - Sunday 10
Sisters Folk Festival - CANCELED!
FOLK... DUH — It wouldn't be September in Central Oregon without the Sisters Folk Festival. From songwriting contests to workshops to a variety of folk and Americana music, there's something for every music love at the annual music festival. This week, our music writer gives a run down of Pick's Sisters Folk Festival Picks. // Various locations throughout Sisters. $150 adult, $50 youth (ages 6-18) festival passes.
Oregon 12/24 Mountain Bike Relay
BIKES — Love bikes? What about biking under the stars at 5,000 ft.? The Oregon 12/24 Mountain Bike Relay brings together racers to ride and relay on an 11-mile loop in Bend starting at Wanoga Sno Park. Bring your RV or tent and have fun with 300 to 400 of your teammates while riding your mountain bike, fat bike or single speed. // 10am. Wanoga Sno Park, Cascade Lakes Highway, Bend. Cost varies.
TRAILS AND BEER — Crux celebrates the famed trail that runs from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, and the PCTA, that helps protect, preserve and promote it. What better way to celebrate the trail and those who protect it than hoisting the porter Crux named for the trail that runs through our backyard. Additionally, enjoy live music from Lumbercat. // 4-8pm. Crux Fermentation Project, 50 SW Division St., Bend.
Diamonds & Dust Auction Gala
BENEFIT — Healing Reins provides professionally accredited horse-centered therapies and programs to more than 1,400 children, teens and adults in Central Oregon each year. This gala event benefits the programs and features great food, inspiring stories, dancing and a live and silent auction. Bid on great auction items and help support horse-centered therapies. // 5-9:30pm. Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center, 60575 Billadeau Rd., Bend. $80+.
What's Brewing | Legislative Recap: What's Next?
POLITICS — It was busy in Salem this year. In case you missed the action, this event recaps all that took place. Join panelists Senator Tim Knopp, Representative Knute Buehler, Lobbyist Eric Kancler, and Representative Gene Whisnant. Find out what's next. // 5-7pm. Deschutes Brewery Public House, 1044 NW Bond St., Bend, $15/Chamber members, $25/general admission.
Pepper and Tribal Seeds
ROCK/REGGAE — If you haven't experienced the rock meets reggae meets ska meets dub meets Hawaiian vibes of Pepper, where have you been?! The perfect conclusion to summer, Pepper sets the atmosphere with their relaxing, yet upbeat jams. The trio formed in '97 and moved to the mainland from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in '99. // 5:30pm. Century Center Courtyard, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $37.
Women in Motion, 1850-1920
PRESENTATION — In the era of perpetual yoga pants, women have endless options for sports fashion. That wasn't always the case. Eileen Tannich Gose, author of "Reflecting Freedom: How Fashion Mirrored the Struggle for Women's Rights," explores how women had to go against the social order of the day before facing the challenges of nature and sports. // 6-8pm. High Desert Museum, 59800 S Hwy 97, Bend. $3/members, $7/non-members.