Your Bend, Oregon Arts & Entertainment Week Starts Here – May 25, 2016

May 25
KNOW 1930S: THE GREAT DEPRESSION IN BEND
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Downtown Bend Public Library

May 26
JAZZ AT THE OLD STONE PRESENTS: COCC BIG BAND JAZZ GROUP
7:00 pm
The Old Stone Performing Arts Center

Thursday, May 26th
Door and Bar 6:00PM; Show 7:00PM
Tickets available at the door;  $5-15 sliding scale
Our ongoing Jazz Series is back, and this time, we brought friends.
Seventeen of them, to be precise.
The COCC Big Band Jazz Group will be playing on the Old Stone stage, and they’re bringing their full 17-piece ensemble. It’s guaranteed to be a night full of high energy and jazzy tunes, so be sure to put your dancing shoes on for this one.

May 27
JUJU EYEBALL, A BEATLES COVER BAND
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Central Oregon has a Beatles cover band? They do now, luv. From “She Loves You” to “She’s So Heavy”, Juju Eyeball takes an exciting and exacting look at The Beatles catalog. You’re likely to hear your favorite, and no one’s stopping you from dancing. Party on, Jojo!

May 28
ROCK & ROLL MUSICAL “HEDIWG & THE ANGRY INCH’
Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar & Grill

Lurking Squirrel Productions proudly announces our upcoming production of the Tony Award winning Rock & Roll musical Hediwg & the Angry Inch.  With a preview to benefit Central OR Pride, May 12th.   Running two weekends May 2, 21,26,27,28.
“I am honored to present this production to our community and to be able to benefitour friends of the Human Dignity Coalition & their PRIDE celebration.” Founder/Director, JoEllen Ussery
This production showcases a brilliant cast of local talent.  Starring (winner of the 2014 OR, Last Comic Standing) Jake Woodmansee as Hedwig.  Featuring several musicians including (president of the OR Song Writers Ass.)  Janelle Musson, long time Bend favorites Val Billington, Nicholas DelDrago & (drum instructor at the Cascade School of Music, Mesham Jackson.
This production takes place in the intimate setting of the banquet hall at Kelly D’s Irish Sports Bar.  “Every show at Kelly D’s takes it up a notch, this one take sit up an inch.”  Each performance is not only partially improvised but interactive as well, guaranteeing a different show each night, including all your favorite songs from the much loved score.
Lurking Squirrel Productions, specializing in immersive musical theatrics.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact JoEllen Ussery at 541-639-6520 or email at LurkingSquirrel@gmail.com.

May 29
COMPASSION CULTIVATION TRAINING COURSE
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an 8-week course developed by Stanford University Medical School’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.
CCT integrates traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion. Preliminary research suggests that CCT can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and enhance leadership skills, resilience and connection with others.

May 30
SISTERS AREA PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB (SAPC) SHOW
10:00am
For the months of May and June, the Sisters Area Photography Club will show their photographs. In the library community room, various photographs will be displayed. In the Computer Room, photographs will have a rodeo theme.

May 31
FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY VINEYARDS CELEBRATES OREGON WINE MONTH
Join Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards as we Celebrate Oregon Wine Month!

The Month of May is an exciting time for the State to Celebrate as well as Faith, Hope and Charity as Deschutes County’s First Vineyard/Winery.  We are celebrating the 5th Year in the tasting room and 6th year in the vineyard. With 15 acres of Cold Hearty Grapes and a very active tasting room and event center we look forward to a very exciting year ahead. Our tasting room is open 7 days a week from 12-5pm and we have music Friday and Saturday nights throughout the year. This month we will have a beautiful Brunch on the patio for Mother’s Day with two seatings at 11:00am and 1:00pm featuring Wendy of Willow Camp Catering’s beautiful menu.  Jeff Jackson will be providing music and the whole family is sure to enjoy the patio near the pond, acres of lush lawn, and lupines and wild flowers.

Our Wine Club pick up party which is a real celebration is May 15th and on May 22nd we will be hosting a Three Part Theatrical Event in Honor of Deschutes County’s Centennial Anniversary Celebration.

Check out our website at www.faithhopeandcharityevents.com, www.deschuteshistory.org and Oregonwinemonth.org. Please call to reserve for Mother’s Day Brunch and all other events.

June 1
11TH ANNUAL REEL PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL
7:00 pm
Tower Theatre

Bend Paddle Trail Alliance presents the 11th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival at the Tower Theatre in Bend, Oregon on June 1st, 2016 at 7:00pm.
The Reel Paddling Film Festival is an international adventure film tour presenting the world’s best paddling films of the year – whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP, action and lifestyle – in more than 120 cities and towns across Canada, United States and around the world.
With 21 inspiring paddling films shortlisted for the World Tour, including the ten festival category winners, audiences will see hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, northern river canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries, grueling kayak fishing battles and hilarious short films capturing the lighter side of paddling life.
Attracting paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts, audiences can expect a fun, social and entertaining event inspired by compelling films like: Martin’s Boat – honoring the legacy of Martin Litton with an expedition in the Grand Canyon; Kayaking the Aleutians – more than 2,500km and 20 open water crossings across the remote and stormy stretch of islands between Russia and Alaska; Paddle for the North – six mates, three canoes, two dogs, and two months along 1,500km of remote North American rivers; The Path of Grey Owl – bushcraft expert Ray Mears reflects on Grey Owl’s message of protecting our wilderness; Go Big or Go Home – professional athletes travel the world in search of big water and the perfect wave; Big Fish Stories: Expedition Hauka – friends spend two weeks in northern Sweden following legends of monster pike; Our Local Epic – modern day explorers follow dangerous whitewater in the Clarks Fork, one of North America’s deepest Canyons; Voyageurs without a Trace – follow the path of 3 Parisians who were the first to attempt kayaking the Colorado and Green Rivers in 1938, with current filming and original exceptional 16mm footage; and many more incredible stories.
The Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour is produced by Rapid Media. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe is the title sponsor of this event.
For tickets and information visit www.towertheatre.org or call (541) 317-0700.

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