No snow for now! Take the chance to check out some events around town:
Friday Feb 10
Jazz at The Oxford with The Brubeck Brothers’ Quartet
The Oxford Hotel
An exciting, dynamic jazz group featuring two members from one of America’s most accomplished musical families. Although the quartet’s style is rooted in “straight-ahead” jazz, their concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore and play odd time signatures.
Saturday Feb 11
The Vagina Monologues
2nd Street Theater
3 or 7:30pm
Each of the monologues deals with an aspect of the feminine experience. A recurring theme throughout the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment, and the ultimate embodiment of individuality. Proceeds from the performance benefit Saving Grace.
Parents are advised some material may not be suitable for young children.
Sunday Feb 12
Cowboy Carriage Valentine’s Day Carriage Rides
Enjoy a romantic ride around Downtown Bend with your special someone, complete with white horses.
Monday Feb 13
Central Oregon Concert Series featuring Kotaro Fukuma
Bend High Auditorium
Guest artist Kotaro Fukuma, piano, performs Mozart’s Overture to The Impresario, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 (Italian).
Tuesday Feb 14
Natural History Pub: Restoring the Range
McMenamins Old St. Francis
What do a sage grouse, wildfire and an Italian pasta-making machine have in common? They’re all part of an innovative research project seeking new methods for re storing degraded arid rangelands for the benefit of nature and people. Jay Kerby, Southeast Oregon project manager with The Nature Conservancy, will explain how a non-native grass is dramatically transforming the sagebrush ecosystem to the detriment of wildlife, ranching and human health. He will explore why traditional restoration methods are not up to the challenge, and how good science and pioneering thinking are imagining a new approach to landscape restoration.
Wednesday Feb 15
Mixed Media- Express Yourself!
Create a New You for the New Year! Start off with a blank slate & decorate your own little “mini-me” — or maybe a “mini-you” for someone special. Maybe you’ll add hopes, dreams, and intentions. Or maybe you’ll simply create a little gal or guy that just speaks to you. Your instructor will provide all the necessary supplies (mini-me, magazines, decoupage solution, paint markers). However, students are welcome to bring their own pictures, photos or other media. If not sufficiently dry by the end of class, your figure may be picked up the following day. When booking this class, please use the comment box to tell the instructor whether you want a male or a female mini-me figure. Your fee covers ALL class materials. This class is appropriate for all adults, and ages 12-16 when accompanied by an adult.
Thursday Feb 16
An Evening of Inspiration with DPS Cinematics
Crows Feet Commons
DPS Cinematics is a collection of short films showcasing the beauty, connection, collaboration and the culture of the ski community. Us skiers and snowboarders are a unique breed that revel in the cold air, the connection to mother earth and the security of our brotherhood.
These films leave you in awe and wonderment of the lives that we live and will inspire you to seek your next adventure. In addition to a great evening of films, DPS, Crow’s Feet Commons, New Belgium and other will be raffling off some great products and all proceeds will go to Central Oregon Avalanche Association.
Beer will be provided by New Belgium Brewing, a co-sponsor of Cinematics.
Attendance will be limited to 60 people, get your tickets in advance!