Tuesday, December 1, the nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation joins the #GivingTuesday movement — a global day of unity to unleash grassroots generosity, inspire citizen engagement and encourage corporate giving. Money raised December 1 will help make up the nearly $800,000 the Tower has lost in rental revenue and ticket sales since the first COVID shut-down…

Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) Best of The Fests virtual film series announces The Dilemma of Desire, presented in collaboration with Ashland’s boutique, As You Like It: Love Revolution. The film will screen on AIFF’s Eventive film channel, accessible from ashlandfilm.org, from November 13-19, and will be accompanied by a Q&A with director Maria Finitzo…

(Photo | Courtesy of BendFilm) I want to thank each and every one who contributed in some way to this amazing Festival and organization over the past month. I will remember this Festival as my favorite of the seven I have had the pleasure and honor of leading. Of course this is not the type…

Looking for some safe-yet-scary good Halloween fun? Ghosts, goblins and ghoulies of all ages are invited to the First Annual Spooktacular Drive-in Movie Fundraiser benefiting Every Child Central Oregon. The event takes place Thursday, October 29 at Cascade Relay Warehouse in Bend, which has partnered up with the local nonprofit affiliate to host this debut…

(Photo | Courtesy of Central Oregon Community College) Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) Latinx student program is hosting a series of free virtual events in celebration of Latinx Heritage Month. These events will include talks on indigenous languages, a primer for making ceviche and a film discussion of the award-winning Ixcanul. Information and registration for…

(90 Minutes | Photo by Richard Herskowitz, Ashland Independent Film Festival) The Ashland Independent Film Festival is expanding Varsity World Film Week, its annual fall festival of new international films, into a two-week Varsity World Film Weeks – Virtual Edition. The festival will run online from October 2-15 via the organization’s website: ashlandfilm.org, and is…