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POTTERY SHOW and SALE
POTTERY SHOW and SALE @ Holiday season arts and crafts
Nov 20 – Dec 9 all-day
Pottery Show and Sale sponsored by the Raku Artists of Central Oregon. Many high fired, functional pieces and decorative raku and alternative fired art. Dec. 7 and 8, 10-4p.m. Environmental Center in Bend, 16 NW Kansas Ave . Admission free.
Maragas Winery Barrel Tasting Thanksgiving Weekend
Maragas Winery Barrel Tasting Thanksgiving Weekend @ Maragas Winery
Nov 29 – Dec 1 all-day
Maragas Winery Barrel Tasting  Thanksgiving Weekend @ Maragas Winery
16th Annual Maragas Winery Barrel Tasting. Barrel Tasting our naturally made extended barrel aged wines, crystal glass, wine flight, food, and live music. A portion of the proceeeds go to NeighborImpact to help with the Central Oregon Food Bank.
O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy
O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy @ Tower Theatre
Dec 1 all-day
O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy @ Tower Theatre
Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss… Grab your teacups! Off-Broadway Comedians and 3-time IMPRESARIO Award-Winners (London) James & Jamesy present their outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive Christmas comedy classic O Christmas Tea; an astonishing show that delights the hearts of thousands every holiday season. When catastrophe strikes at James and Jamesy’s Christmas...
Dry Canyon Arts Association 1st Annual Frost Fair 11:00 am
Dry Canyon Arts Association 1st Annual Frost Fair @ General Duffy's Waterhole
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Dry Canyon Arts Association 1st Annual Frost Fair @ General Duffy's Waterhole
Shop the work of local artists and crafters December 1st and 8th (2 Sundays) at General Duffy’s Waterhole in the market tent. Browse items from local artists and sample wine from local vineyards. This is your perfect chance to get that unique gift for the hard to buy for and support your local Artist Community....
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The Indian Contemporary Art Competition 6:06 pm
The Indian Contemporary Art Competition
Dec 2 @ 6:06 pm – 7:06 pm
The Indian Contemporary Art Competition (ICAC) aims to discover and promote talented artists from India, the Indian diaspora, as well as foreigners living and working in India. ICAC intends to create an opportunity to celebrate and expose artists who passionately embrace the colorful culture of India. Up for grabs are prizes valued at more than...
Natural History Pub – December 6:30 pm
Natural History Pub – December @ The High Desert Museum
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm
Natural History Pub – December @ The High Desert Museum
Go With the Flow: Restoration and Resilience in Stream Systems and the Human Gut* Dr. Matt Orr, assistant professor at OSU-Cascades, will discuss how disturbance in Central Oregon stream systems has led to habitat degradation—and how disturbance of the human gut from antibiotics and an industrial diet leads to chronic diseases such as obesity, autoimmunity...
Natural History Pub: Go With the Flow 6:30 pm
Natural History Pub: Go With the Flow @ High Desert Museum
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Natural History Pub: Go With the Flow @ High Desert Museum
Go With the Flow: Restoration and Resilience in Stream Systems and the Human Gut* Dr. Matt Orr, assistant professor at OSU-Cascades, will discuss how disturbance in Central Oregon stream systems has led to habitat degradation—and how disturbance of the human gut from antibiotics and an industrial diet leads to chronic diseases such as obesity, autoimmunity...
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Winter Art Series: Exploring Our Collection-Indigenous Basket Weaving Lecture
Winter Art Series: Exploring Our Collection-Indigenous Basket Weaving Lecture @ The High Desert Museum
Dec 3 all-day
Winter Art Series: Exploring Our Collection-Indigenous Basket Weaving Lecture @ The High Desert Museum
This winter, new Curator of Art and Community Engagement Sara Siestreem (Hanis Coos) will shine light on our marvelous art collection through a series of lectures and workshops. In this session, learn about weaving from this region through an Indigenous Critical Art Theory lens. Each event can be enjoyed individually or in continuum. $10, Members...
Winter Art Series: Exploring Our Collection-Indigenous Basket Weaving Lecture 6:00 pm
Winter Art Series: Exploring Our Collection-Indigenous Basket Weaving Lecture @ High Desert Museum
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Art Series: Exploring Our Collection-Indigenous Basket Weaving Lecture @ High Desert Museum
This winter, new Curator of Art and Community Engagement Sara Siestreem (Hanis Coos) will shine light on our marvelous art collection through a series of lectures and workshops. In this session, learn about weaving from this region through an Indigenous Critical Art Theory lens. Each event can be enjoyed individually or in continuum.
“Broadway Rocks Cancer” Concert to Benefit Summit Medical Group Foundation 7:00 pm
“Broadway Rocks Cancer” Concert to Benefit Summit Medical Group Foundation @ Tower Theatre
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
“Broadway Rocks Cancer” Concert to Benefit Summit Medical Group Foundation @ Tower Theatre
Some of the brightest stars of Broadway will take the stage at the Tower Theatre on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, for an inspiring evening of holiday classics to benefit the Summit Medical Group Foundation’s “Patient-in-Need-Fund” (part of the Foundation’s Comfort Care Project). The evening will be hosted by Tommy Bracco (of CBS Big Brother Competition,...
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Backpack Explorers – Science of Skulls 10:00 am
Backpack Explorers – Science of Skulls @ High Desert Museum
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Backpack Explorers - Science of Skulls @ High Desert Museum
Come on an adventure! Almost everybody has bones. Birds, bears, and bobcats do. What about you? Let’s look at different types of bones and why they are important. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories, and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Don backpacks filled with exciting artifacts while journeying through...
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Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting @ The High Desert Museum
Dec 5 all-day
Annual Meeting @ The High Desert Museum
Please join us for our Annual Meeting with Executive Director Dana Whitelaw, Ph.D., to hear about the Museum’s recent accomplishments and upcoming plans. This RSVP is for the Annual Meeting only. Members will receive 20% off most merchandise in Silver Sage Trading!
DIY Wreath Making Workshop
DIY Wreath Making Workshop @ Moonfire and Sun Garden Center
Dec 5 all-day
Back by popular demand! Happy hour wreath making workshops are back! Call 318-6155 to reserve your spot today. $50/ea includes beer/wine, snacks, and all supplies! Available Dates: Thu 12/5/19 5:30pm to 7:00pm Mon 12/9/19 5:30pm to 7:00pm Thu 12/12/19 5:30pm to 7:00pm Mon 12/16/19 5:30pm to 7:00pm Thu 12/19/19 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Backpack Explorers – Science of Skulls 10:00 am
Backpack Explorers – Science of Skulls @ High Desert Museum
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Backpack Explorers - Science of Skulls @ High Desert Museum
Come on an adventure! Almost everybody has bones. Birds, bears, and bobcats do. What about you? Let’s look at different types of bones and why they are important. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories, and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Don backpacks filled with exciting artifacts while journeying through...
Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Night 5:00 pm
Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Night @ High Desert Museum
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Night @ High Desert Museum
Please join us for our Annual Meeting with Executive Director Dana Whitelaw, Ph.D., to hear about the Museum’s recent accomplishments and upcoming plans. Afterward, stay for appetizers at our annual Member Appreciation Night. Enjoy photo opportunities with Father Christmas, storytelling and activities for all ages. Members will receive 20% off most merchandise in Silver Sage...
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HDCM Concert Series: NEAVE TRIO 7:30 pm
HDCM Concert Series: NEAVE TRIO @ Bend Church
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm
HDCM Concert Series: NEAVE TRIO @ Bend Church
High Desert Chamber Music’s 12th season, presented by Mission Building, continues with the critically acclaimed Neave Trio. They have earned enormous praise for their engaging, cutting-edge performances. Back by popular demand, they will perform a special program featuring trailblazing works of distinguished female composers off their newest album “Her Voice”. This evening is brought to...
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Winter Raptors 8:00 am
Winter Raptors @ High Desert Museum
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Winter Raptors @ High Desert Museum
Join a Museum curator to view raptors in Central Oregon. Visit the Fort Rock area to observe the natural behaviors of raptors including golden eagles, ferruginous hawks, prairie falcons, merlins and more. Transportation provided. Weather permitting.
Powell Butte Art & Craft Show 10:00 am
Powell Butte Art & Craft Show @ Powell Butte Community Center
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Powell Butte Art & Craft Show @ Powell Butte Community Center
Annual show featuring local artisans and unique handmade gifts including: water color paintings, prints and cards, wearable fiber arts, hand spun yarns and roving, felted and knit items, fused glass, pottery, purses and bags, floral arrangements, jewelry and much more. Also featuring two local authors. A soup luncheon will benefit Buelah’s Place.
Winter Art Series: Exploring Our Collection—Indigenous Basket Drawing 10:00 am
Winter Art Series: Exploring Our Collection—Indigenous Basket Drawing @ High Desert Museum
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Winter Art Series: Exploring Our Collection—Indigenous Basket Drawing @ High Desert Museum
In this three-hour drawing workshop, learn basic life drawing techniques through study of the wonderful Indigenous baskets that live here in the Museum. This workshop is suitable for teens and adults of any skill level. Materials will be provided. $30, Members receive 20% discount Free to tribal members
Holiday Magic 2019! 3:00 pm
Holiday Magic 2019! @ Tower Theatre
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm
Holiday Magic 2019! @ Tower Theatre
With this fifteenth edition of Holiday Magic, the Cascade Chorale is building new traditions while embracing seasonal classics. Continuing an exploration of new music, the concert features familiar tunes in new arrangements, including two by local composers. The Chorale is also exploring new relationships by welcoming Jazz Central to the Tower Theatre stage. Jazz Central...
Alpine Cooking: Dinner in the Deschutes with Meredith Erickson 6:00 pm
Alpine Cooking: Dinner in the Deschutes with Meredith Erickson @ The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Alpine Cooking: Dinner in the Deschutes with Meredith Erickson @ The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse
For one night only cookbook author Meredith Erickson is bringing the Alps to the Deschutes. The dinner will feature her recipes from across the Alps, along with selected alpine wines. We’ll feast rifugio-style, talk mountain travel tips, and Meredith will be inscribing books for the holidays. MENU Smoked McFarland Trout ‘Col Alt-style’ Poetic salad Torinese Schnitzel w/ Rosti...
Blank Pages Writing Workshop: Setting 6:00 pm
Blank Pages Writing Workshop: Setting @ The Workhouse
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Blank Pages Writing Workshop: Setting @ The Workhouse
Where are we and when? Learn how to effectively place your characters and story in time and place in this creative writing workshop.
Concert Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer 6:30 pm
Concert Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer @ Sunriver Resort Homestead
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Concert Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer @ Sunriver Resort Homestead
Sunriver Music Festival presents concert rock violinist Aaron Meyer, at the Sunriver Resort Homestead on December 7th at 6:30 p.m. Aaron Meyer captivates audiences worldwide with electrifying stage presence and awe-inspiring virtuosity. In this special appearance, he’s bringing his four-piece band plus guest vocalists The Brown Sisters.
Holiday Magic 2019! 7:00 pm
Holiday Magic 2019! @ Tower Theatre
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm
Holiday Magic 2019! @ Tower Theatre
With this fifteenth edition of Holiday Magic, the Cascade Chorale is building new traditions while embracing seasonal classics. Continuing an exploration of new music, the concert features familiar tunes in new arrangements, including two by local composers. The Chorale is also exploring new relationships by welcoming Jazz Central to the Tower Theatre stage. Jazz Central...
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Dry Canyon Arts Association 1st Annual Frost Fair 11:00 am
Dry Canyon Arts Association 1st Annual Frost Fair @ General Duffy's Waterhole
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Dry Canyon Arts Association 1st Annual Frost Fair @ General Duffy's Waterhole
Shop the work of local artists and crafters December 1st and 8th (2 Sundays) at General Duffy’s Waterhole in the market tent. Browse items from local artists and sample wine from local vineyards. This is your perfect chance to get that unique gift for the hard to buy for and support your local Artist Community....
COYO Winter Concert 3:00 pm
COYO Winter Concert @ Ridgeview High School
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm
COYO Winter Concert @ Ridgeview High School
Join us at Ridgeview High School in Redmond on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3:00pm for our Winter Concert. Fantasia Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Camerata Symphony and chamber ensembles will perform. Concert is free to attend.
Holiday Magic 2019! 3:00 pm
Holiday Magic 2019! @ Tower Theatre
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm
Holiday Magic 2019! @ Tower Theatre
With this fifteenth edition of Holiday Magic, the Cascade Chorale is building new traditions while embracing seasonal classics. Continuing an exploration of new music, the concert features familiar tunes in new arrangements, including two by local composers. The Chorale is also exploring new relationships by welcoming Jazz Central to the Tower Theatre stage. Jazz Central...
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Film Screening: “Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp” 6:00 pm
Film Screening: “Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp” @ High Desert Museum
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Film Screening: “Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp” @ High Desert Museum
Produced for Minidoka National Historic Site, this film tells the story of a group of Americans and their incarceration by the U.S. government in the High Desert of southern Idaho, purely on the basis of race. “Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp” explores the lasting impact of incarceration on Japanese-Americans, through decades of shame and silence,...
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Backpack Explorers – Tortoise Time 10:00 am
Backpack Explorers – Tortoise Time @ High Desert Museum
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Backpack Explorers – Tortoise Time @ High Desert Museum
Come on an adventure! What do you know about the life of a tortoise? Dive into the world of shells and scutes as you imagine living as a tortoise for a day. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories, and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Don backpacks filled with exciting...
Oregon’s Moon Country 6:30 pm
Oregon’s Moon Country @ High Desert Museum
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Oregon's Moon Country @ High Desert Museum
Join us for an advance screening of OPB’s new historical documentary Oregon’s Moon Country. Before the 1969 moon landing, almost all the Apollo astronauts trained in Central Oregon, where unique lava formations were thought to resemble the lunar surface. The event features a screening of the half-hour Oregon Experience documentary followed by a Q&A. Doors...
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Backpack Explorers – Tortoise Time 10:00 am
Backpack Explorers – Tortoise Time @ High Desert Museum
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Backpack Explorers – Tortoise Time @ High Desert Museum
Come on an adventure! What do you know about the life of a tortoise? Dive into the world of shells and scutes as you imagine living as a tortoise for a day. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories, and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Don backpacks filled with exciting...
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Holiday Pop Up Sale! 10:00 am
Holiday Pop Up Sale!
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm
Holiday Pop Up Sale!
Please join us for a Holiday Pop Up Sale! December 14, 10am-4pm & December 15, 10am-2pm Location: 20915 King Hezekiah Way, Bend Artworks and cards by 4 local artists including Linda Heisserman pottery, Suzy Williamson jewelry, Jeannie Debons, botanical painting and Dee McBrien-Lee, acrylic painter. Refreshments to be served.
Father Christmas and Thorn Hollow String Band 11:00 am
Father Christmas and Thorn Hollow String Band @ High Desert Museum
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Father Christmas and Thorn Hollow String Band @ High Desert Museum
Bring a camera and take a photo with Father Christmas. Our beloved 1880s character of holiday past will be waiting for your wish list in the historic ambience of the Hall of Exploration and Settlement. FREE with Museum admission. Decorate your own cookie for $1! You’ll also enjoy the frontier tunes of our house band,...
Fireside Show: Jacob Miller 6:00 pm
Fireside Show: Jacob Miller @ The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm
Fireside Show: Jacob Miller @ The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse
2 in 1, Jacob Miller is both the first Artist in Residency of this year’s winter series and December’s Fireside Show. With an affinity for minimalist pop and firm roots planted in American traditional music, Miller crafts a timeless sound unique to his style and abilities.
Bend Pops Concert 9:00 pm
Bend Pops Concert @ Trinity Lutheran
Dec 14 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Bend Pops Concert
Bend Pops Concert @ Bend Senior Center
Dec 15 all-day
An orchestral holiday concert.
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Backpack Explorers – Winter Impressions 10:00 am
Backpack Explorers – Winter Impressions @ High Desert Museum
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Backpack Explorers – Winter Impressions @ High Desert Museum
Come on an adventure! Discover the beauty of winter as we use the great outdoors in the heart of winter as inspiration for our artwork this week. Take home cards to send to loved ones! Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories, and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Don backpacks...
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Backpack Explorers – Winter Impressions 10:00 am
Backpack Explorers – Winter Impressions @ High Desert Museum
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Backpack Explorers – Winter Impressions @ High Desert Museum
Come on an adventure! Discover the beauty of winter as we use the great outdoors in the heart of winter as inspiration for our artwork this week. Take home cards to send to loved ones! Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers investigate science, art, music, stories, and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. Don backpacks...
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Winter Celebration 12:00 pm
Winter Celebration @ Nativity Lutheran
Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Winter Celebration @ Nativity Lutheran
Join us for an afternoon of free winter fun! Sensory friendly photos with Santa, crafts, treats & connection! Please RSVP through the ticket link, Santa has limited timeslots available but activities are open to all!
Museum and Me: Father Christmas 4:00 pm
Museum and Me: Father Christmas @ High Desert Museum
Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Museum and Me: Father Christmas @ High Desert Museum
A quieter time for children and adults with physical, intellectual and/or social disabilities to enjoy the Museum after hours. Father Christmas will be on hand until 6:00 pm to visit with attendees and take a photograph. This event is free for individuals, family and friends.
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4TH FRIDAY ART WALK IN SISTERS, OR, 4-7PM 4:00 pm
4TH FRIDAY ART WALK IN SISTERS, OR, 4-7PM @ Downtown Sisters
Dec 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
4TH FRIDAY ART WALK IN SISTERS, OR, 4-7PM @ Downtown Sisters
Visit some 20 Art Galleries in Sisters: Enjoy beautiful art, good company, refreshments, music, demonstrations, hors d’œuvres, plus additional sponsoring restaurants and food venues for during and following the stroll. Visit with actual artists and their work including: Fine art and contemporary paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass artistry, jewelry, and many more types of artistry....
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