Your Bend, Oregon Art & Entertainment Week Starts Here – May 6

May 6
Live Music with Jakubi
Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr., Bend
Jakubi is truly a family affair, a Melbourne-based band with two brothers and two cousins that crank out peppy electronica and upbeat hop-reggae songs, which are both original yet familiar enough to have you singing and dancing along the first listen.
Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the door.,

May 7
The School for Scandal at CTC
Cascade Theatre Company
148 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend
Gossips, hypocrites, liars, and lovers populate one of Great Britain’s classic theatrical works! Sir Peter Teazle’s marriage is not even a year old and it is already on the rocks: Lady Teazle is quickly falling for the charms of the dashing young Joseph Surface. But Joseph is only playing her to get to Maria, who stands to inherit a fortune. But Maria is in love with Joseph’s brother, Charles, the prodigal son that no one wants Maria to marry. Stirring it all up is the venomous Lady Sneerwell and her cadre of backbiters, who spin a web of malicious slander that threatens the happiness of everyone they encounter.

May 8
Hot Spot in Pompeii
2nd Street Theater
220 Lafayette Ave., Bend
79 A.D. Wanted: Hot Property near Mt. Vesuvius. An olive oil merger kick-starts with an arranged marriage between the Nobilius and the Maxima Families. Tempers erupt over the marriage contract and dowry but more than wedding plans end up in smoke.

Opening night of Hot Spot in Pompeii at 2nd Street Theater. Runs May 8-23. This zany comedy runs May 8th – 23rd (Thursday, Friday & Saturdays at 7:30 PM), with two Sunday Matinees the 10th & 17th, 3:00pm. $19 Adults/$16 Students and Seniors  (Offering special group rates – contact Suzan Noyes.)

May 9
Mother’s Day Eve Presentation of
Love, Loss and What I Wore

Tower Theatre
835 NW Wall St., Bend
Based on the book by Ilene Beckman and written for the stage by Nora and Delia Ephron.
Love, Loss and What I Wore is directed by Sandy Silver (Brighton Beach Memoirs) and promises to provide a unique and intimate theatrical experience. Performed as a “reader’s theater” Love, Loss and What I Wore features five talented actresses portraying 25 different characters in a series of fast paced monologues, telling real life, funny and poignant stories of pivotal events in their lives and what they were wearing. There are prom dresses, bras, high heels, and designer handbags, all with stories to tell. (May contain mature subject matter) Tickets: Reserved seating $19, $23

May 10
Northwest Lower Valley Dr., Terrebonne, OR
Brunch includes a complimentary glass of Peach Sangria. $50.00 per person. Children under 10 are half price & under five dine for free. Catered by GLOBAL FUSION, and music by Jeff Jackson, call 541-526-5075 to reserve and purchase tickets. Reservations required.

May 11
Culinary Secrets of Central Oregon Tour
From award winning breweries and distilleries to assorted restaurants and gourmet markets, you will find mouth-watering cuisine and provocative beverages to satisfy the most discriminating epicurean. Chef Bette and her staff have carefully cultivated relationships with the best of Central Oregon’s culinary artisans and is offering you the opportunity to visit with them. Join us on one of our culinary adventures and see what makes Central Oregon so unique and delicious. $50 per person, five to seven culinary artisan locations. Reservations: Reservations must be made online or via telephone at least 24 hours prior to the tour.

May 12
Natural History Pub at McMenamins Old St. Francis School
McMenamins Old St. Francis School
700 N.W. Bond St., Bend
Oregon’s John Day Basin contains a fantastic sequence of stratified volcanic sediments spanning over 40 million years of global climate change. Explore these findings with retired paleontologist and University of Oregon researcher Ted Fremd, who will take you behind-the-scenes to piece together how the ecosystem we now inhabit came to be. In partnership with University of Oregon. Space is limited so please RSVP at

May 13
The English Beat
Tower Theatre
835 NW Wall St., Bend
Dave’s swooning croon has been covered by such rock luminaries as Peter Townshend, Eddie Vedder and Elvis Costello.

Dave is currently entering a musical renaissance and, still enjoying that legacy moment, he’s now planning on going into the studio to lay down a new album. Dave also continues to tour as The English Beat, as he had done for the last three decades, with an amazing all-star ska backing band (featuring players from The English Beat, General Public, and guest stars from the likes of The Specials, The Selecter, and other 2Tone bands) playing all the hits of those bands and his new songs. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be blown away by the ever-changing King of Ska!  Presented by Random Presents.

General Admission:  $37

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