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Your Bend, Oregon Arts & Entertainment Week Starts Here – March 16

March 16
JUJU EYEBALL AT MCMENAMINS
7:00pm
McMenamins Old St. Francis School
700 NW Bond St
Bend, OR 97701

March 17
RHYTHMIC CIRCUS “FEET DON’T FAIL ME NOW!”
7:30pm
Tower Theatre
835 NW Wall St
Bend, OR 97701
Cost: ​Reserved Seating: $28, $38, $48

Buy tickets at the box office 541-317-0700 or online at http://www.towertheatre.org/tickets-and-events/rhythmic-circus-feet-dont-fail-me-now

“They bring the furious funk…and tap their way into everyone’s hearts!” -STAR TRIBUNE “Fast, furious footwork!” -NY TIMES Home grown hoofers from Minneapolis hit the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band, ready to burst onto the stage with FEET DON’T FAIL ME NOW!. “Heatbox” the human beatbox, joins the swingin’ seven-piece funk band to accompany each tap, shuffle, and stomp with a clang, riff and refrain. It’s easy to see why the this troupe was a 2012 winner of the Edinburgh Festival “Spirit of the Fringe” Award. In this joyous parade of genre-hopping music and hard-hitting percussive dance, you’ll be jumping out of your seat and dancing to the beat! The Bend Surgery Center CenterStage Series.

March 18
HIGH DESERT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT SERIES: GOLD COAST CONCERT ARTISTS
7:30 pm
Tower Theatre
835 NW Wall St
Bend, OR 97701
Cost: $40 adults, $10 students/children

Buy tickets at the box office 541-317-0700 or online at http://www.towertheatre.org/tickets-and-events/hdcm-concert-series-gold-coast-concert-artists

The season continues with the Central Oregon debut of the Gold Coast Concert Artists. Infused with passion and virtuosity, they have performed throughout the U.X. and as far abroad as Egypt and the Middle East. Based in Los Angeles, California, each season they are joined by guest artists and ensembles to present performances of both standard and new repertoire. Based in Los Angeles, California, each season they are joined by guest artists and ensembles to present performances of both standard and new repertoire. Join members of the Gold Coast Concert Artists for a pre-concert talk about the program beginning at 6:45pm.  This event is free for all ticket holders. Program:  Haydn “Gypsy Rondo” Piano Trio, Rachmaninov Trio Elegiaque No.1, Brahms Piano Trio in C Major, Op.87

March 19
BENDBROADBAND PRESENTS MUSIC EDUCATION AT THE OXFORD
11:15 am
The Oxford Hotel
10 NW Minnesota Ave
Bend, OR 97701
Cost: Free

Pianist Darrell Grant, vocalist Marilyn Keller and vibraphonist Mike Horsfall will be accessible for music students and professionals to talk with, learn from, and jam with. All ages welcome. Free parking available in the parking garage adjacent to the Oxford hotel.

March 20
SUNRIVER MARCH MUDNESS SPRING BREAK MUD RUN
1:00pm
Near Hola! Sunriver
Deschutes Rd
Bend, OR 97707

Specially designed for families who love to frolic in filth, the 4th Annual Sunriver March Mudness is a great way to kick off your spring break. With past participants ranging from 3 – 76 years old, our mud run allows participants to choose their level of “mudness” on our 1.5 mile obstacle-intensive course. A portion of proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

March 21
SPLASHES OF COLOR
One Street Down Cafe
124 SW 7th St
Redmond, OR 97756

Local Redmond artist Shandel Gamer will be exhibiting her mixed media and pastel paintings at the One Street Down Café during the month of March 2016. One Street Down Café is located at 124 SW 7th Street in Redmond, OR.

An award-winning and published artist and photographer, Shandel primarily paints portraits, wildlife and birds in pastel. She has been painting for nearly forty years.

For “Splashes of Color,” Ms. Gamer has included several of her rainbow-colored mixed media paintings. These paintings are faithful depictions of wildlife, but with an unexpected and colorful twist! Shandel also wanted this exhibition to mirror how nature can be a showcase for amazing colors. To illustration this, Gamer has included several of her colorful pieces of birds in their natural and vibrant plumage.

For more information on Shandel Gamer or about “Splashes of Color,” contact the artist at: sgamer1955@gmail.com or visit her website at: www.golemart.com.

March 22
PARLOUR CONCERT
7:00pm
The Blacksmith
211 NW Greenwood Ave
Bend, OR 97701

March 23
WILD WEDNESDAY SERIES PRESENTS: PETIT MARCHI
5:30pm
Crow’s Feet Commons
875 NW Brooks St
Bend, OR 97701

Crow’s Feet Commons and Oregon Wild have teamed up to educate and share tales of epic backcountry adventures as told by members of our local community. Bend is a special place filled with people who have been on epic wilderness expeditions all over the globe. The Wild Wednesday series is about giving local adventurers a stage to tell their story and to inspire the rest of us on what we humans are capable of.

On Wednesday March 23rd, we will present Petit Marchi, who has been adventuring, working, guiding, and exploring in wild places for most of her life. In 2003, Petit was chosen to be a part of a reality adventure TV show on OLN and ABC, “Global Extremes.” After 5 different continents and many challenges, the final journey was 2 months in Tibet with a team attempting to climb Mt. Everest.

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