Looking Glass Imports & Café
Join Looking Glass for a night of fun! It’s okay if you’ve never painted before; this is a guided class great for all ages. The painting is broken up into easy steps to help you create a masterpiece. Bring a friend, share an appetizer, and maybe try a specialty drinks. Relax grab a brush and enjoy a fun relaxing evening!
NorthWest Crossing Neighborhood Center
NorthWest Crossing will be lighting the 65-foot Ponderosa pine located in the breezeway between presenting sponsor Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate and All Mixed-Up in the neighborhood center on N.W. Crossing Drive on Thursday, December 1 at approximately 6:15pm.
In addition to the tree lighting, Santa will be on hand for a visit, the Summit High Choir will perform Christmas music and a Bend Fire Department is bringing a ladder truck for the kids to explore. The public is invited to the Thursday evening ceremony, where they can enjoy free hot cocoa provided by NorthWest Crossing. Visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Bend Fire Department’s Santa Express, which distributes food to needy families throughout the city. Those who bring a donation will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of several NorthWest Crossing Gift Baskets stuffed with merchandise and gift certificates from local businesses.
Friday Dec 2
Annual A6 Member Exhibit
A6 artists explore the power of red in large and small doses in this collection of original prints and artist books. This annual member exhibit was juried by Kiel Fletcher of OSU-Cascades Art Department. Join A6 on the opening day of this evocative exhibition.
Christmas Spirits: A Bawdy Victorian Revue
What do you get when you mix Booze, Coffee, Corsets & Dirty songs? A Christmas show you won’t soon forget!!!
Step back in time to a London pub in the mid 1880s, where you’ll rub elbows with a shifty troupe of traveling performers. Johnny & Madame Walker have gathered this dodgey crew of “entertainers” to bring you a bit of seasonal cheer. Enjoy sing-alongs, can can dancers and a bit of holiday levity. Gentlemen be warned, watch your pocket watches and ladies, watch your blokes!
The show lasts approximately 90 minutes and food and drink service are available during the performance.
Sunday Dec 4
Tickets starting at $15
Holiday Magic signals the start to the holiday season. This year, the Cascade Chorale is joined by full orchestra and the talented and charming Bend Children’s Choir. You won’t want to miss this show. The program is built around familiar holiday tunes and includes something for everyone. For the third year, the concert will end with Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, conducted by an audience member.
Monday Dec 5
Found Poetry Playshop
Deschutes Public Library, Downtown Bend
Found poems are the literary equivalent of visual collage. While we can’t will spontaneity to occur, we can create the conditions for it with paper and scissors! This fun, stimulating process frees the mind and invigorates creativity through experimentation with simple techniques anyone can learn to use. Join us – you’ll be delightfully surprised! Krayna Castelbaum, a dedicated Creativity & Poetry Instigator, publishes Poem of the Month, guides monthly Poetry Playshops and facilitates expressive arts gatherings with gusto. Space is limited and registration is required. Poets 13 years and older are welcome.
Free, registration required
Bend Senior Center
Come join COCO for a fun afternoon. Familiar music arranged in many new ways and maybe a few pieces you haven’t heard before!