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Your Bend, Oregon Art & Entertainment Week Starts Here – May 27

May 27
Latin Dancing Wednesdays
SEVEN Restaurant & Nightclub
1033 NW Bond St., Bend
This is a ‘Drop-In’ dance lesson night for the public. Wednesdays are the perfect opportunity to take a quick dance lesson and practice with social dancing after. These classes are beginner/intermediate – great for first timers and those with some dance experience.

8:30-9:30pm – Practice / Social dancing to salsa, bachata and merengue music. $5 for dance lesson and social after (No need to register for this lesson). Contact Andres Garcia with any questions at 541-325-6676; info@LDAofBend.com or visit www.LDAofBend.com for other dance class or event options.

May 28
Bob Schneider at the Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre
835 N.W. Wall St.,Bend
Bob Schneider isn’t looking to change the world, just maybe make it a little more engaging for all of us. He sees art everywhere he looks and hears music in the sounds of life unwinding around him. Tickets $23.50, $35.00

May 29
Open ’til Dark at the Brewing Culture Exhibit
High Desert Museum
59800 S. Hwy. 97, Bend
Celebrate the end of Central Oregon Beer Week and the finale of Brewing Culture: The Craft of Beer with a lively night of beer tastings and live music from Truck Stop Gravy. See the exhibit for the first time, or one last time, and enjoy the entire Museum for this after hours bash. Beer tasting package includes souvenir glass and five tasting tickets, $10. Additional tastings are $1 per ticket.
RSVP: www.highdesertmuseum.org/rsvp

May 30
Cascade Chorale’s “The Best of Broadway”
3:00pm – 5:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church
230 Northeast 9th St., Bend
Central Oregon Community College’s Cascade Chorale will present The Best of Broadway at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 29; and at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bend.
The program will feature selections from The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Bye Bye Birdie, Spamalot, Sunday in the Park with George and Rogers and Hammerstein favorites. The concerts are free; donations will be accepted at the door. Doors open 30 minutes before the performance.

May 31
Rescue Revolution – A Trainer’s Challenge
Rimrock Riders Event Center at Brasada Ranch
17037 SW Alfalfa Rd., Powell Butte
Modeled after highly successful programs like the, Extreme Mustang Makeover and 100 Days of training for Off the Track Thoroughbreds, Rescue Revolution took form. Highly talented professional trainers, citizen horse trainers and youth assistants are stepping forward to provide highest levels of care and training for approximately 18 rescued horses for up to maximum of 180 days.

The culminating event will be held at Rim Rock Riders Arena at Brasada Ranch, a premier facility in Powell Butte, Oregon on May 30th and 31st, 2015. The competition will have In-Hand and Under Saddle divisions, and will include the following classes; Conditioning and Handling, Compulsory, and Obstacle Course with a Freestyle Finale to be performed by the the winners of the divisions. This will be followed by a final contestant showcase.  Horses will be available for adoption by competitive bid. The event includes vendors, food and prizes, as well as a fundraising raffle and auction. gmp531@gmail.com

June 1
The Local Pour Brew, Wine, & Spirit Event
Wanderlust Tours
On the Local Pour Tour, you will gain insights into each process along the way and your guide will help weave together all three artisanal practices.  Our guide also becomes your designated driver! Cost: $60 per person. We provide pick up at your Bend hotel or residence. If you are outside the Bend area, for $5 per person we will pick you up so everyone can enjoy safely.

Our Local Pour tour visits these fine local establishments:   Local Bend Breweries, Volcano Vineyards, Oregon Spirit Distillers and Bendistillery. Visit Wanderlust Tours while you’re out exploring Bend!

June 2
Family Kitchen Fundraiser at Portello Winecafe
4:00pm – 9:00pm
Portello Winecafe in NW Crossing
2754 Northwest Crossing Dr., Bend
Portello Winecafe’ has chosen to partner with Family Kitchen for a fundraising and awareness event on Tuesday June 2nd from 4pm – 9pm. During the event, a portion of the proceeds from all sales of food and beverages as well as to-go wines and logo items will be donated to help further the work of providing nutritious meals to those in need in Bend.

June 3
Bend Farmers Market – Wednesday Market
3:00 pm
Downtown – Brooks Street Alley-Way, Bend
The Market occurs once a week downtown in the Brooks Street Alley-way behind the Tower Theater. The Market  also takes place on Fridays, from 2pm to 6pm, June 19th thru August 21st, at Mountain View High School north parking lot. The high school is located at  2755 NE 27th St.

We  continue to reach out to the community as the first farmers market in Oregon to launch a Farm to School program.

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