Local Events

 

“LITTLE STONES” FILM SCREENING

11/2/2017 7:00 PM

See the award-winning 2017 film “Little Stones” that profiles four artists—a mural painter in Brazil, a dancer in India, a rapper in Senegal, and a clothing designer in Kenya—all who are using their art to affect change in the area of violence against women. They act as little stones in the mosaic of larger social movements. Proceeds benefit Saving Grace women’s shelter.

Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

 

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

11/3/2017 5:30 PM

Come join us as we celebrate First Friday Art Walk with a wide assortment of local artists. Local beverages, food, and music are always on the agenda, and demos and other fun surprises are always a possibility!

Downtown and the Old Mill District

 

THE GREATEST GOOD – A LECTURE SERIES: BEND-FORT ROCK DISTRICT RANGER KEVIN LARKIN

11/9/2017 4:00 PM

Join us for “The Greatest Good” Lecture Series at OSU-Cascades which focuses on natural resource issues. Wildlife Biologist Lauri Turner will talk about How Human Disturbance Impacts Wildlife from communication barriers to fragmentation and at times even death.

Oregon State University – Cascades Campus, Tykeson Hall, Room 207

 

RUN THE ROCK

11/11/2017 7:00 AM

Welcome to Run The Rock, offering spectacular 50mile, 50K, and half marathon loop-style trail races within Smith Rock State Park and the Crooked River National Grasslands, located near Bend.

Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne

 

BEND ALE RUN

11/11/2017 10:00 AM

The Bend Ale Run Half Marathon and 10K blend the beauty of Central Oregon and Cascade Mountain beauty along with the vibrant local craft beer industry for this fun filled fall run.

Northwest Crossing Neighborhood

 

17TH ANNUAL VETERANS DAY PARADE

11/11/2017 11:00 AM

A parade of veterans, schools, bands, businesses and organizations, “Honoring The Military Order of the Purple Heart.”

Downtown Bend, Parade route: NW Harmon – Newport Avenue – South on Wall Street – Riverside Drive to Galveston.

 

LIVE MUSIC WITH HONEY DON’T

11/16/2017 6:00 PM

Whether it’s date night or a family outing, head out to the Ranch House at Brasada Ranch for a farm-fresh dinner, local beverages and listen to the complimentary Songwriter & Storyteller Live Music Series featuring the local bluegrass and folk band Honey Don’t.

Brasada Ranch, Ranch House, Bend/Powell Butte

 

FOOTZONE’S I LIKE PIE RUN/WALK

11/23/2017 9:00 AM

New this year! I Like Pie and the Bend Thanksgiving Classic are merging! FootZone is joining forces with the Boys & Girls Club of Bend in addition to NeighborImpact to bring you an even better I Like Pie.

Old Mill District, Powerhouse Drive adjacent to the Center Plaza

 

THE OLD IRONWORKS LAST SATURDAY AT THE WORKHOUSE

11/25/2017 6:00 PM

Monthly art openings, live music, food carts each month from 6-10pm the Last Saturday of every month.

The Workhouse, 50 SE Scott St. #6

 

WEST COAST SWING CLASS & DANCE

11/25/2017 7:00 PM

Join us on the 4th Saturday of each month for a hour-long dance lesson, followed by dancing. Hosted by Tammy Goen.

Sugar Push Dance Studio, 211 NE Revere Ave. Suite #7

 

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

12/1/2017 6:00 PM

Join us for the Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting, a great tradition in Central Oregon!

Drake Park, near Downtown Bend

 

JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK FOR ARTHRITIS

12/2/2017 11:30 AM

This annual fun run is the kickoff for the downtown Bend Christmas parade every year. Dress warm or dress up or both. Proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation. There is a 5k and 1 mile option (great for kids). This walk/run is a great activity for the whole family! Strollers and pets welcomed.

First Interstate Bank – Downtown, 1100 NW Wall St.

 

2017 BEND CHRISTMAS PARADE

12/2/2017 12:00 PM

Celebrate the season with the Downtown Bend Christmas Parade! This years theme is “Christmas Surprises.”

Downtown Bend, Wall Street

 

CASCADE CORALE PRESENTS HOLIDAY MAGIC

12/2/2017 – 12/3/2017 3:00 PM

Holiday Magic signals the start to the holiday season. This year, the Cascade Chorale is joined by full orchestra, the talented and charming Bend Children’s Choir (both matinee performances) and the amazing voices of Bend Camerata (Saturday evening.)

Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

 

HARRY POTTER TRIVIA AT WILD RIDE BREWING

12/3/2017 7:00 PM

Join us for “Harry Potter” trivia night at Wild Ride Brewing in downtown Redmond. Hosted by Bend Comedy. This is an all ages event!

Wild Ride Brewing, 332 SW 5th St., Redmond

 

POTTERY SHOW AND SALE

12/9/2017 10:00 AM

Join us at the Environmental Center for our annual Pottery Show and Sale. There will be 8 potters from Bend, featuring Raku pottery with wall hangings, vases and coasters. High fired functional potter, bowls, cups, pots, and much more. Great for Christmas gifts! 10am to 5pm.

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave.

 

STAR WARS TRIVIA AT JACKSON’S CORNER

12/10/2017 7:00 PM

Join us for Star Wars Trivia Night at Jackson’s Corner on Bend’s east side. Assemble a team or go at it alone, test your knowledge against our fun and entertaining rounds. We will have themed and media rounds with videos, music and audio. Free to play and prizes to win! Hosted by Bend Comedy.

Jackson’s Corner Eastside, 1500 NE Cushing Dr #100

 

THE GREATEST GOOD – A LECTURE SERIES: GEOLOGIST BART WILLS

12/14/2017 4:00 PM

Join us for “The Greatest Good” Lecture Series at OSU-Cascades which focuses on natural resource issues. Geologist Bart Wills will give a presentation briefly discussing the geology of Newberry, the 40-year geothermal history, the formation of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, some of the difficulties is producing geothermal power, and the most recent geothermal projects.

Oregon State University – Cascades Campus, Tykeson Hall, Room 207

 

MT. BACHELOR RIVERHOUSE JAZZ SERIES

12/22/2017 6:00 PM

Join us for the Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz Series featuring a double-bill of Darrell Grant & David Goldblatt with Chris Brown, Dave Captein & John Nastos.

Riverhouse on the Deschutes, 3075 U.S. 97 Business