Your Week Starts Here – October 23

October 30
Day of the Dead & Titlakawan at the Downtown Bend Library
Explore the history and the practice of Day of the Dead (Dia de los muertos) with Willan Cervantes, COCC’s Latino College Prep Coordinator. Cervantes will provide a brief history of the holiday as well as lead participants through the building of a typical alter. The program concludes with a performance by Titlakawan, a traditional Aztec group that preserves movements and rituals.  
Location: 601 N.W. Wall Street, Bend, OR 97701

October 31
Shaun of the Dead at the Tower Theatre
“A side-splitting, head-smashing, gloriously gory horror comedy.” –BBC
Rated R
Nicholas Pegg (“Mission Impossible,” “Star Trek”) plays Shaun, an aimless salesman dealing with his roommate, girlfriend, parents…and an apocalyptic uprising of zombies.
Prizes for best zombie costumes!
“A ‘10’ on the fun meter and destined to be a cult classic.”  –Stephen King
Location: 835 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701

November 1
Bend First Friday Artwalk Downtown & in Old Mill District
Downtown Bend, Art galleries and merchants open, many with music and art exhibits.
Location: Downtown Bend & in Old Mill District

November 2-3
Wildfire Pottery Showcase at Highland Elementary School
Featuring more than 25 premier ceramic artists
Clay demonstrations throughout each day
Children’s area with clay activities for kids
Free raffles for $25 towards pottery purchase will be held every other hour on both Saturday and Sunday.
Gallery Showcase features artwork from each artist.
Wildfire Pottery Showcase donates to the Arts in Central Oregon through Arts Central.
Wildfire is sponsored by The Clay Guild of the Cascades, which is a non-profit organization, supporting local artists and education.
Location: 701 NW Newport Ave., Bend, Oregon

November 3
Notables Swing Band at Bend Senior Center
This classic big band plays swing music; also blues, Latin, rock’n roll and waltzes for dancing and listening. $5; Light refreshments
Location: 1600 SE Reed Market Road
Hosted by: Bend Senior Center

November 4
Healthy Beginnings Benefit Dinner at 5 Fusion
Seats to this dinner are $100 per person, fully inclusive of all beverage pairings and gratuity.
Location: 821 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701

November 5
Under One Sky: Arab Women in North American Talk about the Hijab at COCC
Film and discussion with Amy Harper, COCC professor of anthropology
Wille Hall, Campus Center, COCC Bend Campus
Muslim women share their experiences of prejudice and discrimination due to their decisions about covering their heads in accordance with Arabic custom
Free and open to the public
Location: COCC, 2600 NW College Way Bend OR 97701

November 6
Gaelic Storm at The Tower Theatre
Gaelic Storm steps back into the ring with the dazzling #1 Billboard World Album Chicken Boxer, a heavyweight record that comes out swinging with a mix of empowering anthems and traditional ballads.  With catalog sales of more than 1 million, the group has now had three albums debut at #1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart, 2008’s What’s the Rumpus?, 2010’s Cabbage, which remained parked in the top slot for three consecutive weeks, and 2012’s Chicken Boxer. Chicken Boxer is the fifth album to be released on the band’s own label, Lost Again Records, and showcases the incomparable songwriting and accomplished musicianship of a band that has made their mark bringing fans to their feet two hundred days per year.  The group’s ability to deftly incorporate a rock sensibility into their sound affords them rare crossover appeal. In recent years, they’ve performed on the same bill with acts ranging from Zac Brown Band and the Goo Goo Dolls to Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett, at events as varied as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Milwaukee’s Summerfest.  With their signature acoustic production, Gaelic Storm blends indie-folk and world grooves with Celtic tradition to serve up a ringside seat for fifteen rounds of pugilistic poultry pounding sound.  In other words, Chicken Boxer will knock you out.
Location: 835 NW Wall St Bend, OR 97701

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