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Picks of the Week: Oct 4 - 11

The Bend Fall Festival, Swivel Digital Conferencing and a whole lotta music.


Thursday 5 – Sunday 8


VANS—Do you have an affinity for vans? This annual gathering of like-minded, life-loving folk celebrates all things vanlife. Even if you're just van-curious, all are welcome. Entry fee includes three nights of camping in the Oregon Outback. Plant trees, go on a scavenger hunt and enjoy potlucks, wine and whiskey tasting, yoga and live music by The Last Revel and Ira Wolf. // Outback Station, 76231 OR-31, La Pine. $55/adults, kids are free.

Friday 6 - Sunday 8


FESTIVALS—Living for pumpkin spiced lattes and the smell of crunchy fall leaves? You may have a case of fall fever. Check out Fall Fest in downtown Bend. Enter the pumpkin carving contest, enjoy gourmet food and drinks and visit the Harvest Market. The kids Pumpkin Harvest Run is new this year! $5 entry. // Fri, 5-11pm. Sat, 11am-11pm. Sun, 11am-5pm. Downtown Bend. Free admission.

Friday 6


ALT HIP-HOP—Unless you were living under a rock in 2008, you probably know Flobots from their hit single, "Handlebars." But in case you missed it, MCs Jonny 5 and Brer Rabbit offer a delightful blend of alternative rock and hip-hop with a generous helping of political activism. Catch them on the Plantae Mainstage at Fall Fest. // 9:15pm. Downtown Bend, Oregon Ave. at Bond St. Free.

Friday 6


CULT CLASSICS—'Tis the season to do The Time Warp, again! This live production of the cult classic musical features performers from Portland, Los Angeles and Hawaii—even American Idol Nae Nae Dominatirx! Come dressed as your favorite character and bring props; there will be a costume contest. // 8pm, Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. $12/adv.

Friday 6


OFF SCREEN—What would make a Tarantino cult classic even better, you say? How about a reimagining of Reservoir Dogs with a female cast? Lights-No camera-Action presents a live reading featuring blood, bad language and bad-ass chicks. For mature audiences! // 7:30pm, 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette, Bend. $10/adv, $14/door.

Friday 6


MUSIC FOR CHANGE—An in-depth two-and-a-half-week residency at Caldera Arts Center. A celebration of connection with the community, some of the musical material will be inspired by youth music workshops in Sisters and Bend, and improvisations will include local Oregon musicians. // 7pm, The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse, 13300 Hwy 20, Sisters. No cover.

Friday 6


CHARITY RUN—Don your brightest neon, glow necklaces and flashing lights for a charity 5k and fun run. All proceeds from this sunset run benefit local children through Treehouse Therapies "Anabelle Wilson Scholarship Fund," Sparrow Clubs and Safe Families for Children Central Oregon. // 6:30pm, Old Mill District, Powerhouse Dr., Bend. $15/adult, $10/youth, 4 & under are free.

Saturday 7


ROLLER DERBY—Sure to be a night filled with bad-ass women on skates delivering hard hits. They only have a handful of home games each season, so don't skip it! LCRD's juniors, the Cinder Kittens, battle Salem's Cherry Blossoms at 4:30pm. Main event, 6pm. // 4:30pm, Cascade Indoor Sports Center, 20775 High Desert Lane, Bend. $8/adults, $5/children, students, seniors, military.

Saturday 7


LOCAL MUSIC—Looking for a light-hearted evening of music that takes on the themes of coffee addiction, dog deprivation and pirates? You may have just found your new favorite band. Incorporating '90s-esque indie rock with hip-hop elements, pinpointing their genre is tricky. // 9pm, M&J Tavern, 102 NW Greenwood Ave, Bend. No cover.

Monday 9 and Tuesday 10


CONTENT CURATORS—Learn new skills from the movers and shakers of the marketing industry. Whether you're a designer, an optimizer, a developer, a writer or a strategist, Swivel has something for you. Attend workshops, hear stellar speakers and be sure to check out the networking party on Monday night. // City of Bend. Various price packages.

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