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Wednesday June 21

Cribbage For A Cause

FUNDRAISER — Think you can't get down with cribbage? Think again. The 17th century game created by Sir John Suckling was a derivative of the original game, "noody." Play the game to raise funds for Oregon Adaptive Sports — the kickass nonprofit assisting those with disabilities to be active. Every $1 of beer you down is donated to the cause. // 6-9pm. White Water Taphouse, 1043 NW Bond St., Bend. Free.

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Wednesday 21-Sunday 25

Subaru Outside Games

OUTDOORS — If there are two things that people in Bend can't get enough of, it's the beautiful scenery of Central Oregon—and Subarus. This event is a five-day celebration of everything we love with live music, food, beer and outdoor games across our local trails and parks. // Various times and locations across Central Oregon. TheOutsideGames.com


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Friday 23

G. Love & Special Sauce

BOOTY SHAKING — Cold beverages. Booty calls. Paul Simon covers. What's not to love about the hip-hop meets rock meets blues sounds of G. Love & Special Sauce? Read our interview with G. Love, where he answers burning questions, such as, "Would you rather wrestle a tiger or punch a shark in the face?" // 6pm. Century Center Courtyard, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $35/adv at Bendticket.com.

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Friday 23 - Sunday 25

Bite of Bend

FOOD! — Hooray! It's the biggest food party in Central Oregon. Enjoy small bites and meals from restaurants and food carts from throughout Central Oregon. Watch Central Oregon's Top Chefs battle to see who is the best. Taste specialty cocktails at the Mixology Showcase. Listen to live music from the likes of Shooter Jennings and so much more! // 5-10pm Fri., 11am-10pm Sat., 11am-6pm Sun. Downtown Bend. Free.

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Friday June 23 - Sunday June 25

Crooked River Roundup

RODEO — Here comes a cowboy-swingin' good time at the annual Crooked River Roundup. With a long alley of roping events for the entire weekend, this family friendly event hosts brave souls who come into the arena to show their courage, skills and grit. Prepare to be wowed. // 7pm Friday and Saturday, 2pm, Sunday. Crook County Fairgrounds 1280 S Main St., Prineville. $13/adult, $8/child.



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Saturday June 24

Bend Paddleboard Challenge

PADDLE — Whether you're just foraying into the world of SUP or a paddle-pro, this is regularly hailed as Oregon's best annual stand-up paddleboard gathering. Family-friendly, the event—part of the Outside Games—includes both long and short courses, sprints, youth competitions and free demos. // 8am-4pm. Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St., Bend. $35.

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Saturday 24

Central Oregon Pride

EQUALITY — An annual celebration of LGBTQ equality, diversity, education, social justice, community and family. Featuring Dykes on Bikes, live music from Mosley Wotta and more, a fashion show, aerial silk performances, booths, food and it's family friendly. Head down to Forge Humanity for Pride Happy Hour before hitting the After Party at The Capitol. // = Noon-6pm. Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend. Free.

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Saturday 24

Cruxapalooza

MUSIC & BEER — Has Crux been here for five years already? It seems like only yesterday they opened up and brought delicious local brews and food to our lives. What a better way to celebrate than with a day of music, beer and friends. It's good to live in Beer Town, USA, isn't it? // 1pm. Crux Fermentation Project, 50 SW Division St., Bend. Free.


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Saturday 24

An Evening with Paul Simon

LEGEND — Some consider him Garfunkel's better half. Others, such as "Rolling Stone" magazine, have named him one of the greatest guitarists and songwriters of all time. Don't miss your chance to see Paul Simon live in Bend. He knows "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover." Do you know 50 ways to find a ticket to a sold out show? // 7:30pm. Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. SOLD OUT.

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Sunday 25

Zander Schloss

PUNK ICON — Zander Schloss is one of those musicians who you might not have heard of, but is undoubtedly a legend. His work with Joe Strummer and the Circle Jerks, plus the soundtracks for "Repo Man," "Sid & Nancy" and "Tank Girl" have made him an underground punk icon. // 8pm. The Capitol, 190 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. $8.


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