Your Bend, Oregon Art & Entertainment Week Starts Here – April 29

April 29
Live Music with Wilderness
7:00 PM
McMenamins Old St. Francis School
541 382-5174
Come and enjoy the musical diversity of Wilderness!

April 30
The Gift of Music at Cascade School of Music

2500 NW Awbrey Glen, Bend
Please join us for our annual fund raising event, The Gift of Music! You’ll enjoy a gourmet dinner, jazz from the Groove Merchants and a very special student showcase with some of the school’s brightest young musicians. Funds raised will benefit the school and our scholarship program.

May 1
The School for Scandal at CTC
Cascade Theatre Company
148 NW Greenwood Ave, Bend
Gossips, hypocrites, liars, and lovers populate one of Great Britain’s classic theatrical works! Sir Peter Teazle’s marriage is not even a year old and it is already on the rocks: Lady Teazle is quickly falling for the charms of the dashing young Joseph Surface. But Joseph is only playing her to get to Maria, who stands to inherit a fortune. But Maria is in love with Joseph’s brother, Charles, the prodigal son that no one wants Maria to marry. Stirring it all up is the venomous Lady Sneerwell and her cadre of backbiters, who spin a web of malicious slander that threatens the happiness of everyone they encounter.

May 2
Bend Dance Project’s Kaleidoscope at Mountain View High School
Mountain View High School, Bend
Bend Dance Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes all styles of dance. As part of its mission, Bend Dance Project sponsors four dance companies. Kaleidoscope will feature these four dance companies. Jazz Dance Collective is the original dance company sponsored by Bend Dance Project. This all-adult jazz dance group is under the artistic direction of Gail Bartley. Dee Dee Burzynski is the artistic director of Ubiquitous Dance Company, a contemporary ballet dance company comprised of students from various dance studios in Bend.

May 3
Lauren Kershner at Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Café
1740 NW Pence Ln #1, Bend
Free show
Lauren Kershner – Pop/Alternative/ Singer-songwriter/Pianist
A graceful blend of innocence and angst, Lauren’s music is inspired by fellow piano girls: Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, and Vanessa Carlton. Winner of several song-writing awards, including Best Song for “Piano Girl” — the title track for her upcoming debut album, due for release in early 2015.
Lauren’s works are recorded at Soundsmith Studios.

May 4
Grateful Dead Meetup at the Movies at Regal Cinemas Old MIll Stadium 16
Old Mill District
680 Southwest Powerhouse Drive, Bend
This year’s Meet-Up and third title in Fathom Events’ “Classic Music Series” features the Grateful Dead’s previously unreleased concert from the July 19, 1989 show at Alpine Valley. Recorded from the analog master multi-camera video from the famous concert venue in East Troy, Wisconsin, this exclusive cinema event captures the Grateful Dead — Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Brent Mydland, and Bob Weir – in a peak era of energy and chemistry on stage and features favorites including “Sugaree,” “Box Of Rain,” “Terrapin Station,” “Morning Dew,” and more.

May 5
Cinco De Mayo 5k/10K Race
Hola! Downtown
920 Southwest Bond Street, Bend
This is an all-ages, timed event that will start and finish in front of Hola! downtown. Early registrants will receive a custom event visor and participants 21 and over will receive drink tickets for the post-race libations compliments of Hola!

May 6
Argentine Tango & Dance
Sons of Norway Hall
549 Northwest Harmon Boulevard, Bend
Welcome to dancing Tango in Bend! We are an intimate group of dancers who meet regularly to dance  Argentine Tango. Beginning Tango lessons are  every Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 followed by two hours of practice time from 7:30 to 9:30 for all levels of Tango dancers. We are fortunate to have Ryan as the instructor. He was raised in Central Oregon and first stumbled into a Tango class while living in Southern Argentina in 2006. Since then, he has lived and danced on three continents, and has a love for sharing the practice and subtleties of Tango, imparting the knowledge and feeling that his first teachers imparted to him.  Join us the 4th Saturday every month from 7:30 to 10:30 in a cozy atmosphere to socialize and just enjoy the high energy of the Milonga, where we enact the traditional night of Argentinian Tango in our best dancing attire. The fee is $5 for the Practica and $5 for the Milonga. No partner required.  We’re always excited to have new people come join our community – stop by and say hi!


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