Your Bend, Oregon Arts & Entertainment Week Starts Here – July 13, 2016


July 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Looking Glass Imports & Cafe
150 NE Bend River Mall Dr #260
Bend, OR 97701

Join us for a night of fun! It’s okay if you’ve never painted. This is a guided class great for all ages. The painting is broken down into easy steps to help you create a masterpiece. Bring a friend, grab a meal, and maybe try one of our specialty drinks. We promise this will be a great time!


July 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – July 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

BendFilm and ScaleHouse are pleased to introduce the 72 hour Filmmaker’s scramble, an event that challenges filmmakers to create original short films in just 72 hours based on a surprise theme, action, or prop assignment. A screening of the entries will be shown on August 15, 2016 at the Workhouse, with the winning film shown at the 13th Annual BendFilm Festival.

Here’s how it will work: On July 14, 2016, all participants will receive the surprise theme for their work. The filmmaking team will have only three days to conceive a story, find actors, design their production, shoot the story (on whatever camera format and audio recording device that best fits the aesthetic), and edit the final cut exactly 72 hours after receiving the theme. Experienced filmmakers will be on hand to offer advice throughout the 3-day production period.

“There is a lot of filmmaking interest and energy in Bend. Both BendFilm and ScaleHouse want to provide the forum and inspiration for our local makers to learn and engage in the art of filmmaking. Last year eight teams participated with filmmakers ranging in experience and age, and our desire is to make the Scramble an annual summer community event inviting more filmmakers to participate. We can’t wait to see what our participants come up with using nothing but their own wit and the resources at their fingertips,” said Todd Looby, BendFilm Director.

Event Details:

72 hour Filmmakers Scramble

  • July 14-16, 2016
  • Entry fee: $25
  • Screening of entries: August 15, 2016 at The WorkHouse, 7:30 pm


July 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

The HouseTop Ranch
22470 Rickard Rd
Bend, OR 97702

Chuckaroo The Buckaroo of Calling All Cowboys Radio Show is inviting his saddle pals to join him, his pony Jericho and his stock dog Bandit, at his HouseTop Ranch in a beautiful rural setting for a garden concert featuring Sourdough Slim, the last of the vaudeville cowboys. Accompanying Slim will be the renowned multi-instrumentalist, Robert Armstrong, formerly of R. Crumb’s Cheap Suit Serenaders.

Door opens at 6PM and the show begins at 7PM. Festival seating on a lawn (bring your own chair or blanket). There will be no-host food and adult beverages on site and each adult entry includes one beverage. There will be no advance ticket sales but donations will be accepted at the door.
Suggested donation amount will be $15.00. Children under 10 admitted free. There is plenty of off-road parking. Address is 22470 Rickard Road, 3 miles due east of the Knott Landfill. Look for sign.

Artist Bio: Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong have had the pleasure of sharing their lively roots music with audiences at Carnegie Hall and The Lincoln Center to concert halls, festivals and fairs around the country. With a repertoire of western classics, country blues, vintage jazz and string band favorites from the 1920’s and 30’s, they share a passion for America’s rich musical heritage and they know how to communicate that feeling to an audience. You’ll hear raucous and often heartfelt singing accompanied by a dizzying array of acoustic instruments including accordion, guitar, banjo, ukulele, jug, national steel, musical saw and harmonica. All dished up with a hearty dose of vaudevillian stagecraft making for a
delightfully entertaining experience. “Sourdough Slim and Robert Armstrong are flat-out-entertaining fun….with perfect comedic timing and showmanship….outstanding abilities on a variety of instruments, they dazzle audiences. Performances are always fresh and different….something for everyone.” says Margo Metegrano of CowboyPoetry.Com. Sacramento Magazine calls their show “A rollicking evening of outrageous humor and song.”

Sourdough Slim hails from California’s gold country and is the recipient of the Academy Of Western Artist’s “Yodeler of the Year” and a four time nominee for the Western Music Association’s “Entertainer of the Year.” String instrument virtuoso Robert Armstrong is a founding member of the infamous “Cheap Suit Serenaders” and an in demand studio musician who makes his home in Winters, California.


July 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Tower Theatre
835 NW Wall St
Bend, OR 97701

On Saturday, July 16th at 8pm, David Benoit, one of the founding fathers of contemporary jazz, returns to the Tower, this time accompanied by bass and drums. The David Benoit Trio will present an evening of multi-dimensional arrangements with notable influence from Stephen Sondheim, Burt Bacharach, Dave Grusin, Leonard Bernstein, and of course, a nod to “Peanuts” composer Vince Guaraldi.


July 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Les Schwab Amphitheater
344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr
Bend, OR 97702

BMC in the Old Mill District offers multiple health and wellness services and is located at 815 S.W. Bond Street. The free Summer Sundays Concert Series fit well with BMC’s goals for overall community health, as concert attendees get out to enjoy family, friends, music, the outdoors and dancing. Be sure to stop by the BMC tent at the Summer Sunday Concerts to enjoy family friendly activities, cool off in the Chill Zone, grab some sunscreen, lip balm, water for your dog and enter to win a summer fun package each week.

This year’s Free Summer Sundays Concert Schedule:
• 6.5 – Tiempo Libre Afro-Caribbean Music
• 6.19 – Bel Mizik French Creole Hip Hop
• 6.26 – Five Pint Mary Irish Folk Punk
• 7.10 – Kinzel & Hyde Roots & Blues
• 7.17 – Summit Express Jazz Band Dixie Land Jazz
• 7.24 – Kitchen Dwellers Montana Galaxy Grass

Gates open each Sunday at 1p.m. and the shows run from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Come on down to the Les Schwab Amphitheater and enjoy a beautiful afternoon of great music and healthy family fun. Live music will be rounded out by many other family-oriented activities, such as bouncy houses and delicious food vendors. Visit or for more information.


July 18, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Sunriver Resort Great Hall
17600 Center Dr
Sunriver, OR 97707

CLASSICAL CONCERT IV – Thursday, August 18th  7:30 p.m.

Sunriver Resort Great Hall – Featuring cellist Amit Peled performing Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme and Bruch’s KolNidre.  The 39th Season closes with Schumann’s Symphony No. 1Spring.

World-acclaimed Spanish cellist Pablo Casals (1876-1973) had a career that spanned 80 years. He played for both Queen Victoria and President John F Kennedy. Three decades after his death, Casals’ widow entrusted his cello to the Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled. Now Mr. Peled will take the cello he calls “a wild horse ready to run” on a journey across America beginning with two performances at the Sunriver Music Festival; a solo recital August 16 and a closing concert August 18.

“It is an honor to be the first stop on Amit’s American road trip. We can’t wait to share his artistry with our audience,” states Pam Beezley, Executive Director of the Sunriver Music Festival.

Beezley points out that from the United States to Europe to the Middle East and Asia, Mr. Peled was voted by Musical America as one of the most Influential Music Professionals of 2015.

In a feature story in the New York Times, Peled reflected on the honor of playing sucha celebrated instrument and the unique nature of bringing classical music to where it belongs, to people living in rural America.

“This cello made the journey with the maestro from Spain into world fame. All the major recordings of Casals were created with this instrument,” explains Peled.

“So I’m just going to go with my family, and have my daughter manage a Twitter account and investigate what our next stop should be. We’ll stop every place we can and perform for local audiences.”

Peled’s road adventure will end in September at his home in Baltimore.


July 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

J Bar J Boys Ranch
62895 Hamby Rd
Bend, OR 97701

The 27th annual Oregon High Desert Classic presented by The Oxford Inn Suites and Hotels, begins July 19. This two week premier rated Hunter/Jumper competition showcases top riders from the Western United States and Canada. The competition is free and open to the public for viewing. Please join us at J Bar J Ranch to watch top junior and Olympic riders compete for $150,000 in prize money.

Proceeds from the Classic benefit KIDS in the Programs of J Bar J.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon
  • Cascade Youth and Family Services
  • Safe Families for Children of Central Oregon
  • The Academy at Sisters
  • J Bar J Learning Center
  • J Bar J Boys Ranch

Public welcome from 8am-5pm. No charge for admission. Food and merchandise vendors on site.

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