Your Bend, Oregon Arts & Entertainment Week Starts Here – February 10

February 10
9:00 pm
Volcanic Theatre Pub

$5 in advance, $7 at door

February 11
6:30 pm
Bend High School

Named after a former Central Oregon Symphony cellist with a passion for educating young people (and those young at heart), the Virginia Riggs Children’s Concert is fun, informal, free and open to all. Come early for the instrument petting zoo, where children can enjoy an up-close experience with the instruments of the orchestra as symphony musicians play them. There is also the opportunity to try your hand at different instruments and find out where you might have a hidden talent or passion! Then join us for an interactive concert with visual, aural and occasionally physical audience participation. Be inspired by classical music and in learning to play a symphony instrument.

February 12
8:00 pm
Tower Theatre

BendBroadband’s Jazz at the Oxford popular jazz series returns with a one-night performance from the legendary Pete Escovedo Orchestra featuring nationally renowned artist Sheila E.
The Tower Theatre will be hosting this dynamic group of seasoned musicians for one show only on Friday, February 12, at 8:00 pm. The show is sold out.
“This season, we wanted to bring a higher profile act to Bend for one of our shows. Along with our sponsors, Ray Solley, with the Tower Theatre Foundation, embraced the vision and partnered with us to bring these masters of the Latin jazz genre to the Tower Theatre, a new venue for the series. We thought this to be the perfect show to kick off Valentine’s weekend,” said Oxford Corporate’s Regional Vice-President of Operations, Ben Perle. “This show, featuring father Pete Escovedo with daughter Sheila E., will be quite unique and we are anticipating an exciting, lively performance.”
Pete Escovedo, along with such seasoned bandleaders as Eddie Palmieri and Ray Barretto, is today viewed as one of the standard bearers of Latin jazz. He leads what is widely considered one of the finest ensembles in Latin jazz. The end result is a joyous concoction of Latin rhythms with elements of jazz, R&B and funk that is hard to resist.
A California native, Pete was raised in Oakland. His father was an amateur singer and guitarist who passed along a love of Latin music, while young Pete discovered and cultivated a love of jazz largely on his own. Early on, he embraced the Latin jazz style, steadily building a reputation in the Bay Area as part of The Escovedo Brothers Latin Jazz Sextet.
In the late ‘60s, Carlos Santana hired Pete and his brother to join a hugely popular band. In 1970, he and his brother founded the band Azteca – a cooperative 14-piece Latin big band – and recorded two albums for Columbia. For more than four decades, Pete has been performing for audiences all over the world.
Joining Pete onstage will be his daughter, Sheila E., a nationally recognized drummer, percussionist, vocalist, songwriter, performer, arranger, producer, composer, instrumentalist, actress and humanitarian.
Sheila has been performing since the age of 17, recording and touring with notable artists such as Babyface, Natalie Cole, Gloria Estefan, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Nicks, Cyndi Lauper, Prince, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder and countless others.
In 1983, with Prince’s help, she recorded her first solo album: “The Glamorous Life.” The first single, which shared the album name, earned multiple Grammy and American Music Award nominations, and won MTV’s Best Video Award.
After three months of sold out performances in Europe and the United States, Sheila began touring as the opening act for Prince’s 1984-85 sold out Purple Rain Tour. Later, she would join Prince on his 2004 Musicology tour.
Sheila’s extensive résumé also includes taking home the title of Grand Prize Winner on the third season of CMT’s hit show “Gone Country” and releasing her first country single and video for her song, “Glorious Train.”
In March, pianist extraordinaire Darrell Grant will return to the Jazz at the Oxford stage to perform his original composition, “The Territory”. Joining him will be vocalist Marilyn Keller and vibraphonist Mike Horsfall. Tickets are available at

February 13 (Feb 12-14)
OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon WinterFest
Downtown Bend

**NEW tented concert venue offers cover and comfort no matter the weather, plus more music!**
The 2016 OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon WinterFest is excited to bring the new U.S. Cellular Live Music Chalet to this year’s festivities in the Old Mill District. The indoor, all-weather area will provide a comfortable, insulated area for an awesome concert experience no matter the elements. The U.S. Cellular Live Music Chalet will be alive with more music than ever starting on Friday Feb. 12 and Saturday Feb. 13. Access to all concerts is included with an Oregon WinterFest General Admission ticket.
Emmy-nominated Gangstagrass will headline the U.S. Cellular Live Music Chalet Friday night at 8:30pm. The Brooklyn-based bluegrass/hip-hop collaboration Gangstagrass has grown critical acclaim, celebrated by The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, TVGuide, and Gangstagrass created the Emmy-nominated theme to the hit FX show Justified, and their newest album American Music debuted at no. 5 on Billboard Bluegrass Charts just one week after its release.
Billboard’s Alternative Top 10 Coleman Hell will headline the U.S. Cellular Live Music Chalet Saturday night at 8:30pm. The raspy-voiced, genre-mingling Canadian popster and rising star is best known for his hit single “2 Heads” which recently went platinum in Canada. Making waves on Billboards Top 100 at no. 15 and Alternative Top 10, his viscerally charged single has surpassed 35 million Spotify streams and 7 million combined video views. His music has been featured on the hit TV show Grey’s Anatomy. Hell was just announced a nominee for a “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” Juno Award.

Full U.S. Cellular Live Music Chalet Lineup:
Friday | February 12th
5:30pm Honey Don’t
6:30pm Company Grand
8:30pm Gangstagrass

Saturday | February 13th
5:30pm Harley Bourbon
7:00pm Elektrapod
8:30pm Coleman Hell

In addition to the U.S. Cellular Live Music Chalet, U.S. Cellular is offering OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon WinterFest goers a FREE ticket to the event!*
*No Purchase Necessary. 1,000 free admissions available. Offer ends February 14 or when supplies are exhausted. Visit a participating U.S. Cellular retail store  to  learn about the company’s products and services from an associate and to get your free admission (while supplies last). Must be 18 or older (19+ if resident of AL or NE). Limit one free admission ticket per person. Void where prohibited. See full Terms/Conditions at participating U.S. Cellular stores.
In addition to the NEW U.S. Cellular Live Music Chalet, a General Admission ticket to OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon WinterFest includes 3-day access to:
Metal Mulisha shows presented by AmeriTitle, Inc.
Fire Pit Competition presented by Chevy of Bend
OMSI Kids Area presented by Bend Research
Ice Sculptures presented by Saxon’s Fine Jewelers
Experimental Fire Arts Area with Central Oregon Metal Arts Guild (COMAG)
Marketplace, food, beverages and more!

Festival attendees can include one of the additionally priced winter experiences with their General Admission ticket:
Friday, Feb. 12: Whole Foods Market Wine Walk presented by RE/MAX Key Properties
Saturday, Feb. 13: Pacific Source Health Plans Kids Hot Cocoa Run presented by Haggen Northwest Fresh
Sunday, Feb. 14: OSU Cascades Snow Wars Royal Run
Advance sale OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon WinterFest tickets are now available for purchase online and in-person at select locations. Visit to purchase a festival ticket. General admission tickets are also available in person at OnPoint Community Credit Union, Newport Avenue Market and the Old Mill District Ticket Mill. A limited amount of commemorative buttons is available at OnPoint Community Credit Union, while supplies last.
An OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon WinterFest ticket purchase is good for the full three days of entertainment and activities and an advance purchase ticket entitles you to a breadth of discounts throughout Central Oregon.  See what the advance sale ticket perks are!

Ticket pricing for 2016:
Advance Tickets Available Now:
$10 general admission tickets are available online through BendTicket (additional service fees apply).
$10 general admission tickets are available in person at Newport Avenue Market and the Ticket Mill in the Old Mill District
$8 general admission tickets and a limited amount of commemorative buttons are available at OnPoint Community Credit Union
Day-Of Pricing:
$36 Family Pack Passes (4 passes, children must be 18 years and younger) at the event gates Feb 12-14
$12 General Admission tickets at the event gates Feb 12-14
Children ages 2 and younger FREE

About Oregon WinterFest
Join thousands of revelers in Bend, Oregon on Presidents Day Weekend, Feb. 12-14, 2016 for OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon WinterFest. Oregon WinterFest is a massive celebration of all things winter with national music acts, fire pit competition, ice sculptures, the OMSI Kids Area, fine art, delicious food, beer, wine and so much more. Plan your Oregon WinterFest weekend now and join us for Bend’s largest celebration of the year. Oregon WinterFest takes place in the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon. The event will benefit Saving Grace, Imagine a Life Without Violence. For more up-to-date information on tickets, schedules, programming, races and vendors, please visit
For current updates and event info, follow Oregon WinterFest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Lay It Out Events
Lay It Out Events is Central Oregon’s premier event company, offering the best
in consultation, design and implementation. Lay It Out Events produces more than twenty festivals, races, and contract events each year, including Oregon WinterFest, the Bite of Bend, Balloons Over Bend, the Deschutes Dash, the Happy Girls Run, the Little Woody and the National Beard and Moustache Championships. Committed to giving back to the community, Lay It Out Events donates a portion of each event’s proceeds to charity. Through our beneficiaries, we raise awareness and much-needed funds groups across the Northwest. As a result, we have given well over $150,000 to local charities over the past 10 years. For more information, visit

About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by a high-quality network in big and small cities and rural communities, and currently, 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Champion in 2014 for the third time in four years. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on, and

February 14
3:00 pm
2nd Street Theater

Next To Normal, a “Feel Everything” Musical Drama at 2nd Street Theater
Stage Right Productions and 2nd Street Theater is proud to present the Tony award winning musical that deals with mental illness and its effects on family, Next to Normal. Written by Tom Kitt, directed by Brad Ruder with musical direction by Meagan Iverson, Next to Normal will be presented February 12-27th, 2016. Performances are Thursday through Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday matinees at 3pm and there will be an Opening Night Champagne Reception on Friday Feb 12 from 6:30-7:30pm.
Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal, because the mother has been battling manic depression for years. Next To Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart…oh, and bring tissues.
“Yes, this show won Tony Awards. Yes, this show won a Pulitzer Prize,” says director, Brad Ruder, “but, most importantly, it won my spirit. From the surging score and the complexities of the characters, to the realities of life’s craziness, Next to Normal is a production like no other.”
The show features some of Central Oregon’s top talent, including Ryan Klontz, John Kish, Steven Livingston, David DaCosta, Katie Bullock, and newcomer Cait Ford.
For more information and tickets visit: or call 541-312-9626

February 15
7:30 pm
Bend High School

The Winter Concert Series is presented in conjunction with the High Desert Museum’s Spring 2016 exhibit highlighting the Works Progress Administration (WPA). At its zenith, the WPA, through the Federal Music Project, supported more than 16,000 musicians, 300 ensembles and fostered the creation of hundreds of new works. The pieces by Copland and Thomson featured on this concert were directly commissioned by the WPA. The winners of this season’s Young Artist Competition will also perform pieces by Liszt, Prokofiev and Wieniawski with the symphony.

February 16
6:00 pm
Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Café

Be guided through an artistic adventure. This month – Paint Your Pet!
$25 per person. Register at:

February 17
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

To honor the work of nonviolent social justice advocates during the Season of Nonviolence, Central Oregon Community College is hosting “Waking in Oak Creek,”
on Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Hitchcock Auditorium, Pioneer Building, Bend Campus; and on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 4 to 5:30 p.m., in Room 306, Building 3, on the Redmond Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The documentary, “Waking in Oak Creek,” profiles a suburban town rocked by hate after six worshippers at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin are killed by a white supremacist. In the year following the attack, the mayor and police chief lead the community as they forge new bonds with their Sikh neighbors. Young temple members and a police lieutenant, shot 17 times in the attack, inspire thousands to gather for events and honor the victims. After one of the deadliest hate crime attacks in recent U.S. history, the film highlights a community and law enforcement working together to overcome tragedy, stand up to hate and create a safe town for all.
This film was produced in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office as part of the Not in Our Town: Working Together for Safe, Inclusive Communities Initiative.
For information, call 541-383-7412.
In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541-383-7775. For accommodation because of other disability such as hearing impairment, contact Anne Jenkins: 541-383-7743.

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