Your Bend, Oregon Arts & Entertainment Week Starts Here – August 10, 2016

The Slocan Ramblers

August 10, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Old Stone Performing Arts Center
157 NW Franklin Ave
Bend, OR 97701

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene, culminating with their Edmonton Folk Fest Emerging Artist Award in 2015.

Michael Franti & Spearhead – Soulrocker Tour

August 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Les Schwab Amphitheater
344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr
Bend, OR 97702

Discover Your Forest presents “Stars Over Newberry”

August 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Lava Butte

This year’s festivities will coincide with the height of the Perseid Meteor Showers, giving visitors an unparalleled vista of the night sky.

Stars Over Newberry is the annual fundraising event for Discover Your Forest which supports
stewardship, conservation education and volunteer programs in Central Oregon’s National

At Stars Over Newberry, Friday, August 12th 2016, 7:00 – 10:00 PM, guests will get a one of a
kind after-hours experience atop Lava Butte, one of Central Oregon’s most well-known volcanic
features with breathtaking views of the valley and the night sky. Live music will be provided by
the Moon Mountain Ramblers. Worthy Brewing Company will debut the third in a series of
limited edition beers inspired by the 25th Anniversary of the Newberry National Volcanic
Monument, and Volcano Vineyards will serve a selection of local wines and sangria. Astronomy
experts will lead guests on a journey through the skies at telescope stations throughout the
event and a silent auction will feature local photographers’ depictions of scenes from the
Deschutes and Ochoco National Forest.

Tickets for this exciting event are on sale now and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

In partnership with the US Forest Service, Discover Your Forest provides free educational
programming for over 6,000 school children annually throughout the Deschutes and Ochoco
National Forests. In addition, Discover Your Forest supports over 2,000 volunteers in the
Deschutes National Forest and interacts with over 200,000 visitors per year. Funds raised at
this event will go directly to supporting programs and visitor services on the Deschutes National

For more information go to or call us at

PFLAG Annual Summer Barbecue

August 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Pioneer Park
1525 NW Wall St
Bend, OR 97701

Join PFLAG for its Annual Summer BBQ at Pioneer Park on Sunday, August 14th from 10am to 3pm.

Pioneer Park is the perfect place to sit on a blanket, watch the river flow by and enjoy lunch with your community!  Bring your friends and family and join us for great food, great friends and great weather in Bend!

Please, no alcohol and no dogs other than service dogs but feel free to bring lawn games, kites and a side dish to share.

Flashback “Cruz” Around bend

August 14, 2016 @ 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Drake Park

Flashback “Cruz” 2016 will be August 12, 13, & 14, 2016, in Drake Park for all Vehicles 1979 and older with registration available. Participants can register on Friday and Saturday morning in Drake Park.

We have 180 Sponsor Trophies plus the 70+ “Best Of” trophies and the Best of Show’s trophy of 7’ tall provided by Bend Awards & Trophies.

JP and the SoulSearchers Band is the featured band on Friday night in Drake Park Pavilion from 6 – 8 p.m. plus on Saturday night on Minnesota from 8 – 10 p.m. which is all free to the general public.

We encourage the public to spend Saturday in Downtown Bend.  See over 400 Classic’s vehicles on display in DrakePark from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., with varied vendors along with our major sponsors NAPA Auto Parts – High Desert Auto Supply.  D. J. Wade Fagen will entertain the family with Hula Hoop, Limbo, and other games.

Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy the nostalgia “Cruz” on the Downtown Streets from 5:45 – 8 p.m. on Saturday.  The start of the “Cruz” will have that special surprise start-up that we have done for the last few years.

A special FREE Shuttle Service provided by the van from Chevrolet Cadillac of Bend Lithia and the Central Oregon Classic Chevy Club.  It will have hourly pickup from the Downtown Parking garage @ 15 minutes after the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information check web site @, or call 541-480-5560 or visit our major sponsor, NAPA AutoParts.

“All the World’s a Stage…” Youth Shakespeare Workshop

August 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

BEAT Children’s Theatre Studio
2524 NE Division St
Bend, OR 97701

“All the World’s a Stage…”

This Summer, BEAT Children’s Theatre, in partnership with Shakespeare in the Park and Lay It Out Events, presents a week long Shakespeare seminar for young people.  Do you love theatre?  Have you been longing to get to know the Bard?  Then this is the workshop for you!  Over the course of a week, students will be introduced to the History of Shakespeare and his plays – What do we know about this extraordinary playwright?  He wrote HOW many plays?  You will learn about Shakespeare’s particular language (Iambic Pentameter anyone?) and get to know some of his best know literature.  At the end of the week the class will journey to Drake Park to meet some members of the traveling Shakespeare in the Park production and be invited to attend their performance of Shakespeare’s, The Tempest.  There you will get to learn all about bringing Shakespeare to the stage, and how a show goes on the road.

The workshop, taught by local theatre artist, director and actor, Simeon Purkey, will offer students lots of exciting information about Shakespeare, but even more, the opportunity to try some things out for themselves.  This class is all about participation!  Geared toward young people with a budding passion for theatre, as well as those with some experience under their belt, there will be something for everyone.  We invite you to come on down “our actors…” and learn about all “such stuff as dreams are made on…”

Workshop dates/times:
Mon-Thurs, August 15th-18th – 6:00-7:30pm

Saturday, August 20th, 10am-12-noon

BEAT Children’s Theatre studio – 2524 NE Division, Bend, OR (Mon-Thurs, Aug 15th-18th)
Drake Park (Sat, 20th)

Age Range for Students:

Sunriver Music Festival presents Israeli-American Cellist Amit Peled in Solo Concert

August 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Sunriver Resort Great Hall
17600 Center Dr
Sunriver, OR 97707

A special solo concert with Amit Peled performing on Pablo Casals’ historic 1733 instrument accompanied by pianist Stefan Petrov.

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