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Your Bend, Oregon Arts & Entertainment Week Starts Here – September 14, 2016


September 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Pronghorn Resort
65600 Pronghorn Club Dr
Bend, OR 97701

Join Pronghorn Resort from 6 pm to 8:30 pm every Wednesday evening on the Cascada patio to enjoy complementary live music and entertainment. Bite of Bend Top Chef Kevin Linde will feature his signature succulent prime rib.


September 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

High Desert Museum

59800 S Hwy 97

How can we be better prepared for fires? Why are we seeing more extreme fire behavior, and how are fire management strategies changing as a result? Learn about living with and managing fire during a panel discussion with wildland fire experts including Project Wildfire Program Director Alison Green and Oregon State University Research Associate Dr. Chris Dunn. 6:00 pm No-host bar. Members $3, non-members $7. RSVP:


Members $3, non-members $7


High Desert Museum



September 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

The Old Stone Performing Arts Center

Two Twisted Sisters Invite local storytellers “To Tell The Truth…”

An inspired group of local storytellers will assemble at the Old Stone on Friday, September 16, at 8 pm to regale an audience with personal recollections and anecdotes in the first installment of a new program called “To Tell The Truth.”  The show is the second presentation by the reclusive impresarios “Two Twisted Sisters,” who earlier this summer launched “High Desert Hijinks.”

Each performer will have between five and seven minutes to deliver a true life story on the theme for the evenings’ show, “….a funny thing happened….”  Although there are no restrictions on subject matter, storytellers will not be permitted notes or other prompts once they step onto the Old Stone stage.

A number of familiar faces will appear, but the atmosphere will be supportive and receptive to everyone, from veteran performers to complete novices.  At the end of the evening, the audience will be encouraged to vote for its favorite story.

An audition for “To Tell The Truth” was held late in August after a call went out to local performing groups, cast lists from recent plays, and the Bend community at large. While the show is modeled on National Public Radio’s popular story slam,  “The Moth,” the show at the Old Stone will be characterized by the unique flavor of Central Oregon.

Speaking about “To Tell The Truth,” the Two Twisted Sisters expressed great enthusiasm for the idea of offering local talent an opportunity to tell true stories to an audience of strangers as well as usual listeners.  “Your friends and family are sick of hearing about your four divorces, wrecked career, and unlikely adventures, but we’re not!” one Sister barked. “It recalls times long past,” the other added, “when we sisters and our pals sat around a fire and told nasty stories about each other. Unfortunately one of those times we burned our house down.”

There will be no fires on Friday, September 16, at 8 pm, when the Sisters present “To Tell The Truth” at the Old Stone.  But there will be a number of surprises.  In addition to a full evening of funny stories, the Sisters plan on a musical interlude and maybe a surprise or two. Once again they will be calling on producers Howard Schor and Dan Cohen to supervise the proceedings, although the Sisters have insisted that Mr. Cohen, who presided over the last show, get a haircut before his next appearance on the Old Stone stage.  Neither Sister requested that Mr. Schor don a toupee.

Tickets will cost just $5. But, as one Sister remarked, those who love the Old Stone are encouraged give until it hurts!  All ages are invited although parents are strongly cautioned that some stories may be unsuitable for impressionable youngsters.The Sisters say, “it’s your call, but this can’t be nearly as wild as what they see on cable.”

Showtime will begin promptly at 8 pm! Wine, beer, and tasty snacks will be available at the Altar café.

“To Tell The Truth….A night of true stories!”  Friday, September 16, 8 pm. The Old Stone Performing Arts Center, 157 NW Franklin Ave.


September 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

ATLAS Cider Company
550 SW Industrial Way

MOsley WOtta to headline second annual ‘Press On’ event in Bend

Bend’s own MOsley WOtta (MOWO) was recently booked as the musical headliner of Central Oregon’s second annual Press On: Moving Lives Through Cancer event, a fundraising and outreach effort hosted by area physical therapists to benefit Tour des Chutes.

Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17, 3 to 7 p.m. at Atlas Cider Company (550 SW Industrial Way) in Bend, Press On invites the public to celebrate cancer survivorship with live music, food, drink, a fun run and a silent auction, all while learning about the roles physical therapy and exercise can play in the lives of cancer survivors and those diagnosed with the disease.

MOsley WOtta, the alter ego of Bend artist Jason Graham, will take the stage at 6 p.m. in the parking lot adjacent to Atlas Cider Company. A local performer whose hip-hop sounds are “the kind of effeminate revelry that is rarely seen in so-called hip-hop music – raw, honest and inspired” (music critic Reynold Mathis) and which “transcends boundaries of music, poetry and art” (Oregon Public Broadcasting), MOWO will perform a one-hour set.

“We’re so thrilled to have a performer like MOsley WOtta headline our Press On event,” said Meredith Wampler-Kuhn, PT, DPTSc, a Bend-based oncology physical therapist and lead organizer of Press On. “Not only is he so beloved locally as a performer and artist, but he’s driven by positivity and a level of social consciousness that make him a true role model.”

Local folk, Southern rock and blues band, The Northwest Compromise, will also perform at this year’s Press On event. A three-piece band made up of Mark Keating (vocals/lead guitar), Drew Hopper (rhythm guitar) and Sterling Scott (drums), The Norwest Compromise’s live music set will begin at 4 p.m.

Free and open to the public, Press On is both a fundraiser and an outreach event supporting Tour des Chutes, which funds local cancer survivorship programs. The event was created in 2015 to recognize that physical exercise is an essential element in improving the quality of living with cancer.

For more information about Press On: Moving Lives Through Cancer, visit

Press On was made possible thanks to the generosity of a number of local sponsors and contributors, including Atlas Cider Company, PT Pub Night, St. Charles Health System, Wells Fargo, Bend Memorial Clinic, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Therapeutic Associates, Vantage Clinical Solutions, Recharge, Humm Kombucha, Immersion Brewing, Strictly Organic, Opportunity Knocks, Alpine Physical Therapy, High Lakes Health Care, Central Oregon Radiation Oncology Associates, Apex Physical Therapy, Step & Spine Physical Therapy, Focus Physical Therapy, Impedimed The Bulletin, Cascade Business News, Combined Communications and BuildPT.


September 18, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards
NW Lower Valley Dr
Terrebonne, OR 97760

Faith, Hope & Charity Vineyards is hosting our 4th Annual Crush Cancer  fun run through the farmland of Terrebonne, Oregon. This year we are adding our Half Marathon!  Runners and Walkers will be treated to extraordinary views of on-site vineyards and the Three Sisters Mountains with a post-race celebration which will include great music, food, and of course,  WINE!

Early Registration is open until July 31st.


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.


August 27, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – October 28, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Juniper Brewing Company
1950 SW Badger Ave #103
Redmond, OR 97756


Juniper Brewing Company of Redmond continues its practice of featuring local artists and photographers with their annual art show “Art & Beer II.” This year, Juniper has elected to present a group of regional artists anchored by local artist and organizer, Shari Crandall.

“Art & Beer II” will be on display from August 27 – October 28, 2016 in the brewery’s taproom located at 1950 SW Badger Ave. in Redmond, OR. In addition to Ms. Crandall, the exhibition will also display paintings and photographs by fourteen other artists including Leland Pershall, Linda Shelton and Chris and Laura Wald.

About Shari Crandall: Ms. Crandall cannot remember when she hasn’t been creating “something” – whether drawing a picture or concocting solution with her chemistry set as a child.

Artistic expression is a form of meditation for Shari. Creating art helps bring Shari to center; it is where she loses “Self” in that place of “time beyond time” and is surprised when hours have passed when she thought it had only been minutes.

Currently, Shari is a member of SageBrushers Art Society; she sits on the Board of Directors for Art in the High Desert, and she serves as a committee member for the Friends of the Redmond Library Art Committee.

Shari graduated from Oregon State University-Corvallis with a major in Biology and from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark in Portland, OR. She currently lives in Redmond with her husband, Steve Larson, and their dog, Kelso.

For more information about Shari Crandall visit:

Juniper Brewing Company is an award-winning brewery known for its great craft beer. Located at 1950 SW Badger Ave. Suite 103, Redmond, Juniper Brewing Company presently offers six beers on tap which include Old Roy IPA, Jolly Black, The Milkman Wit, Crooked Cream, and some rotating taps of their other fine ales. Brews are presently available in pints and growlers.

For additional images or information about “Art & Beer II” contact


7:30 pm

Tower Theatre
835 NW Wall St
Bend, OR 97701



Shore Thing Productions’ “A CHORUS LINE” Opens September 16

The TONY Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical, “A CHORUS LINE” will be presented at the Tower Theatre from September 16-25 for eight performances.

“A CHORUS LINE” is an American musical theatre classic, having originally played on Broadway for 15 years and over 6,000 performances. It is a brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song, and compellingly authentic drama.

The story focuses on an audition for a Broadway musical and is told through poignant, as well as humorous, stories shared by seventeen dancers who really want, and need, the job. Ultimately, only eight will be chosen. The stories, based on interviews with real-life aspiring actors are universal and are at the center of a show that is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration

The music, written by Academy Award winner Marvin Hamlisch, includes such songs as “I Hope I Get It”, “At the Ballet”, “What I Did For Love”, “Dance: Ten; Looks: Three”, and “One”.

“A CHORUS LINE” at the Tower Theatre is being directed by Broadway veteran Michael Heaton, with choreography by Michelle Mejaski of Gotta Dance Studio in Bend. Eileen Heaton is overseeing the vocal and music direction. Central Oregon Symphony Maestro Michael Gesme will be conducting an orchestra of 15 musicians. A centerpiece of the production will be the original Broadway costumes by TONY Award winning designer Theoni V. Aldredge.

Shore Thing Productions’ “A CHORUS LINE” will be presented by The Tower Theatre Foundation as a part of the theatre’s popular Marquee Series. Tickets for the show are currently on sale and available by calling the Tower Theatre box office (541-317-0700) or visiting the theatre’s web site ( For further information, please contact Shore Thing Productions at


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