Your Bend, Oregon Arts & Entertainment Week Starts Here – April 13

April 13
U OF O CENTRAL OREGON MUSIC FESTIVAL
7:00 pm
Tower Theatre

The University of Oregon Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of David M. Jacobs, will perform J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite #1, Oregon Camerata; Delius’s Irmelin: Prelude; Mendelssohn’s String Symphony #2 in D major; Copland’s Appalachian Spring; and Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat (Soldier’s March, Airs by a Stream, Royal March, Devil’s Dance).
Tickets:  Free Admission with a ticket
Get tickets at the box office 541-317-0700 or online at
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April 14
PULITZER PRIZE WINNER RITA DOVE READINGS
7:30 pm
CH2M HILL Alumni Center

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove has been selected as the 2016 recipient of Oregon State University’s Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement. Dove will accept the award and read from her work.
Dove served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1993-95 and has received numerous awards for her work, including the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. She is the only poet to receive both the National Humanities Medal (1996) and the National Medal of Arts (2011). She holds the Commonwealth Professor of English chair at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
The biennial Stone award is presented to a major American author who has created a body of critically acclaimed work and who has mentored young writers. The award is one of the largest prizes of its kind given by an American University.

April 15
DALA
7:30 pm
Tower Theatre

Drawing upon influences like The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, Dala write songs that are both catchy and insightful. Amanda’s ethereal soprano voice blends seamlessly with Sheila’s velvety alto, creating the lush harmonies that have become their trademark. Dala seem bound for a loftier place where substance stands equal to style.”- The Irish Times. “There’s nothing pretentious about Dala’s music; it’s stripped down and laid bare. That’s not to say it is without polish – far from it. Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther have worked hard to exploit every facet of their extraordinary musical blend, and it would be just as at home in a 1960s coffeehouse as it is now on the contemporary concert stage”. -Andrew Craig, Host of CBC “Canada Live”.
The sheer joy with which they perform is infectious, turning first-time listeners into instant fans. Dala are equally entertaining between songs, telling funny and down to earth stories that make every show unique. Show Night Sponsor 10below.
​Reserved Seating: $13, $18, $28
Buy tickets at the box office 541-317-0700 or online at
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April 16
Denim Fit Event at Desperado Boutique
11:00am

Find the perfect fit with premier LA denim fit expert Kaitlin Moor from Dear John.
This Saturday, April 16th from 11am-7pm, Desperado is having denim fit expert Kaitlin Moor back to help women find the perfect fitting jeans.  Kaitlin is from LA and is a denim fit expert with Dear John.  It’s a super fun afternoon with lots of women trying on lots of great jeans!  Jeans run between $79-$99 so they’re not super spendy and there will be lots of choose from on Saturday.  Of course, we’ll have libations and for a special treat – Jennifer Anderson of Allora jewelry will be at the store with her new Spring Line of incredible jewelry.
If you want to learn more about Kaitlin check out our latest blog: https://desperadoboutique.com/blog/

April 17
THE SPRING WELLNESS JUMPSTART – “PLANT PURE NATION”
4:00 pm
Tower Theatre

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet” – Albert Einstein. VegNet Bend, A PlantPure Nation member, invites you to jump into wellness and good health with our Spring Wellness Jump Start. There is no charge for admission to this event but there will be a donation box to defer costs.
The event will include:
~Screening of PlantPure Nation (from the producers of Forks over Knives)
~Audience participation with a panel of distinguished professional healthcare providers including a cardiologist, nutritionist, internist, psychologist and nurse practitioner
~Literature on medical, environmental, and animal benefits derived from a plant based diet

Free Admission
Learn more at
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April 18
BENDFILM PRESENTS: EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT
5:30 pm
McMenamins Old St. Francis School

BendFilm Presents:  EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT
On Monday, April 18, at McMenamins Theater at 5:30pm, BendFilm will present the first in a new series of programs entitled “In Case You Missed It…”  This series will feature films that were part of last year’s festival that have been getting rave reviews. EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT won 16 international awards, including one at Cannes, and 12 nominations, including an Oscar nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year.  And at the popular Rotten Tomatoes website, it gets 99% on their Tomatometer!
EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (d. Ciro Guerra,Columbia, 2016, 125 min)  centers on an Amazonian shaman, the last survivor of his people, and two scientists who are searching the Columbian Amazon for a sacred, psychedelic healing plant that attaches itself to rubber trees.  Based on the real-life journals of an American biologist, Richard Evans Shultes, who is revered as the father of modern ethnobotany, and the German ethnologist and explorer, Theodor Koch-Grünberg, the film takes us through the real-life ravages of colonial exploitation by ruthless rubber barons. The film is part documentary and part poetry.  And it is gorgeous.   Shot along the border of Columbia and Brazil, the intrepid film crew had to contend with snakes in the water, and the likelihood of contracting horrible diseases.  It is also shot in black and white, a surprising choice for a film set in a tropical rainforest, but it works by giving the jungle textures and depth that color film hides.
When: Monday, April 18th @ 5:30pm. Doors open at 5:00pm
Where: McMenamins Old St. Francis Theater.
Tickets: $11 for general public / $8 for BendFilm Members. Available now at bendfilm.org
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=4ff7TcnqHUc

April 19
ARTVENTURE WITH JUDY
6:00 pm
Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Café

Tuesdays April 19 & April 26 @ 6 pm
Paint & Sip
ArtVenture with Judy
Be guided through an artistic adventure.
$25 per person. Register at:www.artventurewithjudy.com

April 20
SPRINGTACULAR! BENEFITING THE NEWBERRY EVENT MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
4:30 pm
Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Cafe

WEDNESDAY APRIL 20 @ 4:30 pm
SPRINGTACULAR!
join NEVADO MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES
& BALLAST POINT BREWING & SPIRITS
for a gear party & fundraiser benefiting
THE NEWBERRY EVENT MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
TO DEFEAT MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS!

BALLAST POINT BREWING will have one of their delicious brews on tap and proceeds will benefit the Newberry Event, coming up in July!
RAFFLE items TBD, but they’ll be good! Some raffle items will be drawn at the event, others not til U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle!
GEAR DEMO Nevado will have gear and outdoor toys for us to play with!
BAND live music TBA.
FREE EVENT!  ALL AGES!

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