Your Bend, Oregon Art & Entertainment Week Starts Here – May 13

May 13
“Venus in Fur” Invitation Only Performance for BendFilm Members
Cascade Theatrical Company
148 Northwest Greenwood Ave., Bend
A Special Benefit Preview for The Bend Film Festival to see  Cascades Theatrical Company’s (CTC) Production of “Venus in Fur” by David Ives Directed by Patricia West-Del Ruth featuring Skye Stafford & Will Futterman. Purchase online at using the promo code: Venus2015 or call our boxoffice 541-389-0803 & please mention the promo code.

Thomas, a beleaguered playwright/director, is desperate to find an actress for his adaptation of the classic tale, Venus in Fur.  In walks Vanda, though utterly wrong for this sophisticated part, she exhibits a strange command of the material, piquing Thomas’ interest with her seductive talents and secretive manner. As the two work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality, leading to an increasingly serious game of seduction and submission. A mysterious, funny, erotic drama that represents yet another departure for the multifaceted David Ives.

May 14
Queens of the Roleo
McMenamins Old St. Francis Theater
700 NW Bond St., Bend
The Deschutes Historical Museum presents Queens of the Roleo, a documentary from local Bend filmmaker, Dave Jones. Roleo refers to the sport of log-rolling and the film documents the story of four girls and one coach from Lewiston, Idaho who took international log-rolling competition by storm.

The screening is presented as part of Historic Preservation Month 2015. A full list of events

May 15
Hesston College Bel Canto Singers
Old Stone Church
157 NW Franklin Ave., Bend
The Bel Canto Singers of Hesston College will present a diverse repertoire of choral music May 15, 7:30pm at Old Stone Church in Bend. Hosted by Bend Mennonite Church, the program entitled Asylum: Worth, Beauty and Refuge features music ranging from renaissance motet to South African and African American freedom songs as well as recent works.

May 16
Oysters and Beer Pairing
12:00pm & May 17 at 6:00pm
Crow’s Feet Commons
875 NW Brooks St., Bend
With The Commons Brewery and Foster’s Craft Cooking. Tickets are $30 and include 4, 5oz tasters of world-class beer from the Commons Brewery in Portland as well as 1/2 Dozen fresh Shucked Oysters from Fosters. Additional tasters and raw items will be available for purchase, prices vary.

Foster’s Craft Cooking is a boutique catering and event company in Portland, Oregon, led by Jaret Foster. A classically trained chef, Jaret honed his craft by cooking in professional kitchens on both coasts for over ten years, all the while researching nutrition and working on small farms. For the past eight years, Jaret has served as operations director for Portland Farmers Market, where his long-standing relationships with the region’s growers, ranchers, fishermen and producers provide him with direct access to the finest and freshest ingredients. With Foster’s Craft Cooking, Jaret brings together his love of food from farm to table and dedication to the craft of good cooking to create memorable moments around the table.

The Commons Brewery is a small craft brewery located in Southeast Portland, Oregon. We are inspired by European brewing tradition and Northwest grown ingredients. We take a very hands-on approach to brewing our small batch beers. The Commons was born as Beetje Brewery in the garage of Mike Wright on a 1 barrel nano system. It did not take long before Mike was dreaming of expanding the operation and upgrading to a true commercial system. That dream was realized with a new space and a new 7bbl system in Fall of 2011. In late March of 2015 we have moved into our new home on SE 7th and Belmont.

May 17
Central Oregon Symphony Spring Concert at Bend High School
Bend High School Auditorium
230 NE 6th St., Bend
541- 317-3941
The spring concert will feature the 2015 Young Artists Competition winners.

Saturday, May 16 at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 17 at 2:00pm
Monday, May 18 at 7:30pm

Humperdinck – Prelude to Hansel and Gretel
Beach – Symphony in E Minor “Gaelic”

May 18
OSU Chamber Choir
Tower Theatre
835 Northwest Wall St., Bend
Oregon State University – Cascades is proud to host the Oregon State University Chamber Choir for an evening of song and poetry. The Chamber Choir, directed by Dr. Steven M. Zielke, is the premier choral ensemble on campus. The auditioned choir is comprised of 40-45 carefully selected students who perform the finest in choral music repertoire.

The Chamber Choir performs each term and tours every spring. Recent tours have included Hawaii, Canada, China and New York — where the Chamber Choir, Bella Voce and the OSU Meistersingers performed at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. This June the Chamber Choir will return to China to perform in Beijing, Chengdu and Zhengzhou.

Emily Carr, the director of the OSU-Cascades MFA in Creative Writing program and poet, will present readings.
General Admission, FREE but a ticket is required.

May 19
Nature’s Trust, Climate Change & The Law
Central Oregon Community College – Wille Hall
2600 N.W. College Way, Bend,
The Nancy R.l Chandler Visiting Scholar Program of the COCC Foundation presents Nature’s Trust, Climate Change and The Law: The Public Trust Doctrine and Oregon’s Climate Future.

In the face of the climate crisis accelerating globally, what can ordinary citizens do?  Author, law professor, and environmental law expert, Mary Christina Wood will discuss what the latest science is telling us about the stresses in the global environment and the effect on Oregon’s climate and ecosystem. She will also present her work around the Public Trust Doctrine, a legal doctrine, which holds that government at all levels is responsible for preserving and restoring the environment for the benefit of present and future generations.

Reception with Mary Wood before the presentation at Broken Top Bottle Shop, 5pm to 6:30pm.

May 20
Bend Bicycle Film Festival
Tower Theatre
835 N.W. Wall St., Bend,
The Bend Bicycle Film Festival (BBFF) launched in May 2009 with two purposes in mind: to showcase local short films featuring our unique cycling culture here in Central Oregon and to create a social gathering where we can all reunite every spring to get excited about riding bikes!

Proceeds from admission and raffle tickets directly support the The Bend Endurance Academy, a local non-profit offering youth, junior and masters development programs for cycling, rock climbing and Nordic skiing. Admission is $12.





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