Local Events

 

PINK FLOYD LASER SPECTACULAR

11/1/2018 7:30 pm

The Tower Theater invites you to The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular, presenting the original music of Pink Floyd like you’ve never seen before. Experience all of your favorite hits along with deep tracks accompanied by the iconic psychedelic images and visuals that are the band’s hallmark. Driven by cutting-edge effects, full-color lasers, Hi-Def multi-screen video projection, concert quality sound and lighting effects, audiences are surrounded in an array of visual displays, choreographed to the original Pink Floyd master recordings. The perfect show for classic rock fans young and old, The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular combines the music you’ve loved for years with today’s most advanced entertainment technology to create a rich, lush, sensory experience not to be missed!

Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St

 

WILD DESERT CALENDAR CELEBRATION

11/2/2018 5:00 pm

Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) invites you to celebrate the release of their  2019 Wild Desert Calendar at the Deschutes Brewery Public House. Come meet the photographers featured in the 2019 calendar and enjoy a First Friday filled with food, drink, and photographs from local artists and community members.  Images will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to all.

Deschutes Brewpub, 1044 NW Bond St

 

HAPPY GIRLS RUN

11/3/2018 8:00 am

Trail run lovers rejoice!  The Sisters Happy Girl Run is an absolute must!  A shuttle will take you to the top of Peterson Ridge.  The half marathon route will follow the Peterson Ridge trail system which gently rolls downhill among beautiful unspoiled Ponderosa pine forest.  If you are not quite ready for a half, have fun with the 5k which goes through the amazing western themed town of Sisters. The finish line includes a gourmet cocktail, great food and music.  Half marathon finishers receive a cool tee and commemorative belt buckle. 5K finishers receive race socks and cool swag.

Downtown Sisters and Peterson Ridge, Sisters

 

MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER

11/4/2018 1:00 pm

Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Presenting world-class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, and jubilant Nesting Dolls – Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages. “Kids wide-eyed with delight!” says the New York Times. Experience the Dove of Peace Tour, spreading goodwill in over 100 cities across North America. Get seats now for the whole family and make memories for a lifetime at Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!

Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St

 

SLEDFILM 19

11/9/2018 – 11/10/2018 6:00 pm

Polaris invites you to SLEDFILM 19 – two nights of stunning backcountry snowmobile films at the Tower Theater.  This ever popular event features pro riders, industry leaders, an awards show and almost $30,000 worth of giveaways.  Win riding gear, lodge stays, rides, services and more.. Hang out with people who have a passion for this sport. There will be a different show each night.  This event is brought to you by Polaris and hundreds of other partners. This is an all ages show. Seating is limited and SLEDFILM tickets sell out fast. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St

 

MINING DAY

11/10/2018 11:00 am

Ah… the thrill of finding gold! It’s Mining Day at the Museum. Stake a claim, pan for gold and have your earnings authenticated in the museum’s indoor placer mine and boomtown.  This event happens between 11am and 3pm at The High Desert Museum. Cost is museum admission plus $2 per “miner.”

High Desert Museum, 59800 North Highway 97

 

FREE MEALS FOR VETERANS

11/11/2018 – 11/12/2018 9:00 am

“The Pine Tavern proudly rolls out the red carpet for veterans on Saturday, November 11 and 12 for Veterans Day with a complimentary meal as a small token of appreciation for their service.  Reservations are recommended. As a vet himself, Bill McCormick has been committed to this tradition for over twenty years. As co-founder of McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants he was recognized in 2005 by The Department of Veterans Affairs and presented with the prestigious Secretary’s Award.  “Serving a meal to the vets is an honor and enables us to reach out and give thanks to folks for their service to our country”, says Bill. Bill and Gail McCormick, Pine Tavern Management and staff look forward to opening their doors with a warm welcome to local Veterans on November 11th and 12th.”

Pine Tavern, 967 NW Brooks St

 

RUNNERS RETREAT WITH LINSEY CORBIN

11/17/2018 8:00 am

The Suttle Lodge is proud to have Linsey Corbin lead a Runners Retreat workshop.  Linsey is a professional triathlete from Bend and a six-time Ironman Champion. She also holds the American Ironman record.  This workshop will include a group trail run and ends with a hearty brunch provided by The Suttle Lodge. This event is limited to 20 students so book early.

The Suttle Lodge, 13300 Hwy 20 SE

 

DAVID BENOIT CHRISTMAS TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE BROWN

11/29/2018 7:30 pm

Get in the Christmas Spirit with this special tribute to Charlie Brown at The Tower Theater.  In 1965, the first-ever Peanuts animated special took place. It was a landmark event and it was the start of a tradition that would continue for years to come.  Now, almost 50 years later, contemporary jazz piano legend, David Benoit, is paying tribute to this incredible piece of entertainment history with his Christmas show, featuring music from the Charlie Brown special. This inspirational concert includes the classic music of Vince Guaraldi along with Charlie Brown Christmas originals from David Benoit, who took over the helm as music composer for the new Charlie Brown Christmas TV Specials more than a decade ago.  The show can include the young voices of a children’s choir, which serves as a wonderful way of getting the local community involved. Also featured is vocalist Sara Gazarek along with David Benoit’s rock-steady band featuring David Hughes on bass and Jamey Tate on drums. The heart-warming show is sure to get the audience in that Charlie Brown Christmas Spirit and bring out the “kid” in all of us this holiday season.

Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St

 

GINGERBREAD JUNCTION

12/1/2018 – 1/1/2019, all day

Don’t miss the 23rd Annual Gingerbread Junction at Sunriver Resort. This annual event has become a holiday tradition for so many. You will be AMAZED at what people can create with candy and cookies. Gingerbread houses will be on display in the Abbot Room of Sunriver Resort Lodge December 1st through January 1st. This is a FREE event.

Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Dr, Sunriver

 

BEND CHRISTMAS PARADE

12/1/2018 12:00 pm

Kick off the Holiday Season with the ever-popular Bend Christmas Parade! Winding through downtown Bend on Dec. 1st, this event includes marching bands, fun floats and more! Santa, of course, puts in an appearance too. Parade starts at 12pm. This year’s theme is “Sharing Christmas Joy.”

Downtown Bend

 

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

12/3/2018 7:00 pm

The Harlem Globetrotters are a worldwide icon, synonymous with family entertainment and great basketball skills. The Globetrotters represent nine decades of breaking down barriers, acts of goodwill and a commitment to fans that goes beyond the game.  The Globetrotters’ show features even more amazing basketball skills and wizardry, with a continued focus on family entertainment. For their 2017 tour, basketball’s greatest innovators will debut basketball’s first-ever 4-point line, a move that comes six years after the team unveiled the first 4-point shot in the history of the sport.

Deschutes County Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond

 

ECLAIRS, CREAM PUFFS, AND MORE!!!

12/7/2018 5:30 pm

Join Foxtail Bakeshop’s class “Eclairs, Cream Puffs and More!! You’ll learn about the fascinating dough that creates all these magical desserts called “Pate Choux”. We will be making Pate Choux by hand. You will learn how to pipe different shapes and fill these delicious vessels to create different desserts. Take home your creations along with the recipes for everything you have prepared in class. Light snacks, wine and cider will be served. Classes are limited so call to save a space. 541-213-2275.

Foxtail Bakeshop, 555 NW Arizona Ave

 

KIDS COOKIE DECORATING

12/8/2018 1:00 pm

Have your kiddos decorate cookies to their hearts’ desire at the Foxtail Bakeshop Kids Cookie Class. We will be rolling and baking yummy sugar cookies and then decorating with a wide variety of icings and special decorations. Kids will get to take home at least 24 cookies to enjoy. Parents may stay or leave. Ages 4 and up. Call to save your space. 541-213-2275.

Foxtail Bakeshop, 555 NW Arizona Ave

 

TODD HAABY

12/12/2018 7:00 pm

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see international award winning guitarist Todd Haaby and his group Sola Via live at the Tower Theater. Todd Haaby has combined all of his musical experiences to write and define a flavor of music indicative of Nuevo Flamenco. His love of Spanish music and the opportunity to travel extensively abroad has enabled him to establish a unique style all his own. With the fire and energy of any rock concert teamed up with the rhythms and melodies of Spain, this international award winning guitarist and his group Sola Via’s Dec 12th show is sure to be a sell out, so get your tickets early.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St

 

ELF

12/14/2018 7:00 pm

The Bend Radio Group brings you a favorite Christmas film, Elf. In addition to this hilarious movie you can enjoy: Holiday laughs. Seasonal sentiments. Costume contests. Adult beverages. All in collaboration with the Bend Radio Group to benefit selected local charities. This event takes place at the Tower Theater on Dec. 14th at 7pm.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St

 

THE UGLY SWEATER PUB CRAWL

12/15/2018 4:00 pm

The first ever Ugly Christmas Sweater will take place on Saturday December 15, 2018. What can you expect at the Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl? Ugly sweaters. Everywhere. Drinking delicious cocktails at the coolest bars in Bend in your ugly sweater. Competing against other Uglies in the Ugliest Sweater Contest. It all begins with a pre-registry party at Bend Brewing Company at 4:00pm.  You can stand by the fire and enjoy music from a local DJ from 4pm-5pm, then from 6pm-8pm the pub crawl begins (use your free drink tickets!!) The pub crawl will end at Silver Moon Brewing with the Ugliest Sweater Contest beginning at 8:00pm and the After party where everyone will get to dance on in your ugly sweater at Silver Moon.

Bend Brewing Company, 1019 NW Brooks St

 

A SWINGIN’ TOWER CHRISTMAS

12/21/2018 – 12/23/2018 3:00 pm

It wouldn’t be the holidays in Central Oregon without the annual “Swingin’ Tower Christmas Show”.  Bring the entire family to this wonderful fun filled celebration of Santa with stories, songs and dances.  Plus- there will be a 14 piece big band led by trumpeter, Jim Tenant. There will be 4 performances: 12/21 at 7:00pm, 12/22 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm and 12/23 at 3:00pm.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St

 

STORM LARGE HOLIDAY ORDEAL

12/28/2018 7:30 pm

The Tower Theater is excited to bring Storm Large back to Bend.  Storm made her debut as guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally, and she was featured on their CD, Get Happy. Storm has also sung with Grammy winner k.d. lang, pianist Kirill Gerstein, punk rocker John Doe, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton.  Don’t miss her “Holiday Ordeal” performance.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St