Wednesday Oct 5
THE BELFRY HOSTS GREG BROWN OCT 5 AND KENNY WHITE OCT 12
October 5, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
$35 online $40 DOS
bendticket.com for tickets
Greg Brown’s mother played electric guitar, his grandfather played banjo, and his father was a Holy Roller preacher in the Hacklebarney section of Iowa, where the Gospel and music are a way of life. Brown’s first professional singing job came at age 18 in New York City, running hootenannies (folksinger get-togethers) at the legendary Gerdes Folk City. After a year, Brown moved west to Los Angeles and Las Vegas, where he was a ghostwriter for Buck Ram, founder of the Platters. Tired of the fast-paced life, Brown traveled with a band for a few years, and even quit playing for a while before he moved back to Iowa and began writing songs and playing in midwestern clubs and coffeehouses.
Brown’s songwriting has been lauded by many, and his songs have been performed by Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Michael Johnson, Shawn Colvin, and Mary Chapin Carpenter. He has also recorded more than a dozen albums, including his 1986 release, Songs of Innocence and of Experience, when he put aside his own songwriting to set poems of William Blake to music. One Big Town, recorded in 1989, earned Brown three and a half stars in Rolling Stone, chart-topping status in AAA and The Gavin Report’s Americana rankings and Brown’s first Indie Award from NAIRD (National Association of Independent Record Distributors). The Poet Game, his 1994 CD, received another Indie award from NAIRD. His critically acclaimed 1996 release, Further In, was a finalist for the same award. Rolling Stone’s four-star review of Further In called Brown “a wickedly sharp observer of the human condition.” 1997’s Slant 6 Mind (Red House Records) earned Brown his second Grammy nomination. His latest CD, One Night (Red House), is a re-release of a 1983 live performance originally on Minneapolis’ Coffeehouse Extemporé Records.
October 5, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Thursday Oct 6
Opening night of the BendFilm Festival
VOYAGERS WITHOUT A TRACE Screening at the Tower Theatre
Thursday, 10/6 @5:30
Read Cascade A&E’s cover story about BendFilm, with interviews with opening night filmmaker Ian McCluskey, BendFilm director Todd Looby and festival programmer Erik Jambor.
Friday Oct 7
First Friday, Downtown Bend
Full First Friday listings here
Saturday Oct 8
SECOND SATURDAY ART RECEPTION AT ARTISTS GALLERY SUNRIVER
16 Northwest Kansas Avenue
You’re invited! Come indulge your creative curiosities and mingle with others during our popular Second Saturday Art Receptions. 57100 Beaver Drive, Sunriver Village, Building 19
Sunday Oct 9
I SHOT JENNIFER LOPEZ” AT 2ND STREET THEATER
2nd Street Theater
220 NE Lafayette Ave
$19 Adult, $16 Student
Another hilarious play by the playwright who brought you Helen On Wheels and The Night Before The Night Before Christmas!
Two best friends living in Manhattan find themselves in an extraordinary situation where their ethics and morals are tested.
September 23- October 8 Performances Thursdays through Saturdays 7:30pm, Sunday matinees 3pm
Monday Oct 10
CONVERSATION PROJECT: “THIS PLACE”
High Desert Museum
Join Sarah Alibabaie from Oregon Humanities for a community conversation around our sense of place, exploring questions of belonging, stewardship and borders, among others. Consider how communities have lost or gained land and power, and the impact of that change on community groups. Learn about opportunities for meaningful engagement with your community. 6:00 pm. No-host bar. Free.
Tuesday Oct 11
VISITING SCHOLAR DR. ANN WETHERELL DISCUSSES JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS
COCC Wille Hall in the Coats Campus Center
$10, free for students with ID
The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program of the Central Oregon Community College Foundation is presenting Ukiyo-e: Japanese Pop Culture and ‘The Floating World by Dr. Ann Wetherell, visiting assistant professor of art history at Willamette University.
The event is slated for 7pm on Tuesday, October 11 in Wille Hall in the Coats Campus Center on the Bend Campus.
Wetherell will discuss and explore the social and political context of Japanese woodblock print spanning three centuries. This program complements the current exhibit on display at A6, Opening Japan: Three Centuries of Japanese Prints.
This program is co-presented by A6 (Atelier 6000), a publicly accessible printmaking and book arts studio, which engages artists, teachers, students and the greater community with workshops, art talks, critiques and exhibits. Additional sponsors include Brooks Resources, Deschutes Brewery, ASCOCC and OSU-Cascades Student Fee Committees.
Tickets are $10 at www.cocc.edu/foundation/vsp. Students are free with ID.
Read more at http://www.cascadeae.com/visiting-scholar-nancy-r-chandler-discusses-japanese-woodblock-prints/
Wednesday Oct 12
NELL ROBINSON AND JIM NUNALLY FEATURING JON ARKIN, PETE GRANT AND JIM KERWIN
Old Stone Performing Arts Center
With lush vocals and a hot band, Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally kick off their new classic country band with a set filled with high energy originals and vintage country covers, featuring: Pete Grant on pedal steel, Jim Kerwin on string bass and Jon Arkin on percussion.