I love Central Oregon in the fall. Not only does the dusting of snow on the mountains hint at adventures to come on the slopes of the Cascades, the deepening hues of the foliage introduce a richer palette to our landscape and the sharp bite in the air propel us towards steaming cups of tea and hearty porters, but Central Oregon’s cultural scene practically hums with activity.
Enjoy movies? One of my favorite events of October has to be BendFilm. Between pouring over the schedule of films, rubbing elbows with filmmakers in line for coffee and running between the seven theatres over the four days, BendFilm brings shocking, heart-breaking, inspiring and hilarious films to town and never fails to leave a lasting impression.
Fall is the start of the musical seasons for many organizations including High Desert Chamber Music (The Thies Consort at the Tower Theatre on October 3), Jazz at the Oxford (Javon Jackson Band with special guest Les McCann on October 25 and 26), Redmond Community Concert Association (Diane Lines on October 20 at Ridgeview High School) and the Central Oregon Symphony (2013 Young Artist Competition at Bend High School from October 19 – 21).
Do you like to escape to the stage during the turning of the seasons? Cascades Theatrical Company will finish their run of Dixie Swim Club on October 5, 2nd Street Theater hosts their inaugural Playwrights Platform on October 5–6 and finishes the month with their dinner theatre production of Murder at the Monster Bash October 25 – 26 and the Tower Theatre begins their Center Stage Series with Manhattan Transfer on October 29.
For a full listing of events this month, fire up the new CascadeAE App on your mobile device. Fall events are covered from music to festivals, theatre to literature.
Any event, every night.