Local Events

 

SKI SCAVENGER HUNT

1/7/2019 – 2/7/2019 all day

The Downtown Bend Business Association invites you to get out of the house this winter and have some fun! They are providing an awesome scavenger hunt in downtown Bend from Jan. 7th thru Feb 7th. This is a very fun event for people of all ages and a great way for local business owners to meet locals. Over 60 downtown stores are participating. This event will be a partnership with Mount Bachelor and their ski groups for the season. Each store will have a passport in their location with a list of all participating stores. You pick up the passport, find the ski figurine in each store with the hashtag, #DowntownBendSkiHunt. If you post the picture with the hashtag you could be highlighted on the Downtown Bend Facebook page and Website. Check out all the participating stores online.

Downtown Bend, 916 NW Wall St.

 

10 BARREL LOCALS ONLY

1/12/19 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

10 Barrel invites you to enjoy the mountain like a local. Bendites favorite things will be featured – free live music, 10 Barrel brews and laps on Skyliner lift. Come grab a few beers, play a few games and win some free swag. Beers and music will be flowing in the Skyliner Parking Lot from 11am to 3pm.

Mt Bachelor, 13000 SW Century Dr.

 

WILD RIVERS NIGHT

1/12/19 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join the Coalition for the Deschutes and Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe for Wild Rivers Night, a collection of presentations about wild rivers. It’s a fun gathering of people who love rivers. Zach Collier is a whitewater paddler, guide, and outfitter based in Hood River, Oregon. His business, Northwest Rafting Company, runs multi-day trips on Wild and Scenic Rivers in Oregon and Idaho, and a few international destinations. When he’s not running his business, he’s out exploring as many rivers as he can. With beer by Boneyard!

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 SW Industrial Way

 

OSU SCIENCE PUB

1/15/19 5:30 pm

OSU Cascades Science Pub sessions make learning fun! Held at McMenamins, you can relax in Father Luke’s room, have a brew and/or dinner and hear top scientists on diverse subjects. January’s title is “What Will Oregon’s Next Volcanic Eruption Look Like?.” Oregon is one of the most “volcanic” US states – there are thousands of volcanoes in our state. Most are inactive – but Oregon has four major volcanoes on the USGS’s high priority list for volcano monitoring: Mount Hood, Newberry Volcano, Crater Lake and South Sister. Geologist Adam Kent will share how the tools of geology and volcanology can help us understand what eruptions at these locations might look like and the hazards they might produce. Come take a tour of Oregon’s volcanoes — with short excursions to Alaska, Hawaii, Japan and the Caribbean. Registration starts in December. Networking begins at 5:30, talk at 6:30.

McMenamins, 700 NW Bond St.

 

APRES SKI BASH

1/18/19 7:00 pm

Mt Bachelor invites you to the third installment of the Apres Ski Bash Concert Series at Crow’s Feet Commons featuring the music of Dirty Revival. This is a FREE & ALL AGES event. About Dirty Revival: Dirty Revival, a seven piece soul/rock band hailing from Portland and is is quickly gaining notoriety for their inspired songwriting and impressive live performances and has been electrifying stages across the US since 2013.

Crows Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St.

 

MINING DAY

1//19/19 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

High Desert Museum invites all would be “miners” to Mining Day at the museum’s boomtown. Stake a claim, pan for gold and have your earnings authenticated in the indoor placer mine. This event takes place from 11-3pm.

High Desert Museum, 59800 North Highway 97

 

“SUPERMOON” LUNAR ECLIPSE

1/20/19 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The best place to experience the Supermoon Lunar Eclipse is the Oregon Observatory in Sunriver. Weather permitting, this event takes place from 6pm to 10pm. Get a close up this phenomenon from one of the many telescopes at the Observatory.

57245 River Road, Sunriver

 

SNOWSHOEING 101

1/23/19 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Back by popular demand, Oregon Wild presents Snowshoeing 101 at Broken Top Bottle Shop. Come learn how and where to snowshoe in Central Oregon! They’ll have tips and suggestions regarding everything from safety to gear to picking the most scenic trails. Also included will be some “Snowshoeing 101” for those new to the activity as well as some tips on locations that would be applicable to all ability levels. There will also be an encore presentation on Wednesday, January 23rd. Both events are the same so feel free to attend whichever best fits your schedule.

Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Cafe, 1740 NW Pence Ln #1

 

WEST SIDE STORY

1/25/19 7:30 pm – 1/2/19 7:30 pm

West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Don’t miss this powerful, poignant production at the Tower Theater. The score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are regarded as among the best ever written. Get your tickets early. This musical will be playing 6 nights only.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St.

 

THE GREAT NORDEEN

1/27/19 7:30 am

The Great Nordeen is a Bend tradition and fitting tribute to Emil Nordeen. Emil Nordeen, who grew up in Sweden, became a Bend icon after settling here in 1920. He’s best known for twice winning the 42-mile Fort Klamath-Crater Lake ski race (1929, 1931). In 1927, he helped establish the Bend Skyliners Club as a mountain search and rescue and skiing promotion group. This 17th annual Nordeen includes X-Country freestyle race and fat bikes. Races are 30k and 18k. Check out the MBSEF website for more info.

Mt Bachelor, 13000 SW Century Dr.

 

USA CLIMBING BOULDERING NATIONALS

2/1/19 – 2/2/19 all day

USA Climbing will hold their Bouldering Nationals at the Deschutes County Expo Center on two weekends in February. FEB 1-2 will host the Open National Championship Competition. FEB 8-10 will be the Youth National Championship. “These events will feature the most elite adult and youth athletes in the country competing for a place on the national US Team in the discipline of bouldering.”

Deschutes County Expo Center , 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond

 

CHILDREN’S POP UP MUSEUM

2/2/19 all day

Children’s Museum of Central Oregon invites kids of all ages to the Children’s Pop Up Museum on Feb. 2nd. This event takes place at the Riverhouse Convention Center. The theme is “People Power.” Bring the kids and explore all things people power related.

Riverhouse Convention Center, 3075 U.S. 97 Business

 

THE RECORD COMPANY

2/4/19 8:00 pm

The Record Company was described by Rolling Stone as “Caught halfway between the stomp of mid-century rock & roll and the soulful kick of Delta blues, the Record Company kick up a raw, rootsy racket.” This trio has scored nationwide #1 hits and been nominated for a Grammy award. They will bring their “down and dirty sound and megawats of energy” to The Tower Theater on Feb. 4th at 8pm.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St.

 

BEND A CAPELLA FESTIVAL

2/7/19 3:00 pm

The 2019 Bend A Cappella Festival features several of the most talented names in a cappella music. They will be personally advising singers at every level of expertise. This year’s festival features Deke Sharon, Peter Hollens, Naturally 7 – and YOU! Friday 2/8 will be full of classes and performances. Saturday 2/9 will be the ever popular A Capella Sing Off. Check out the Tower website for more information and to buy tickets.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St.

 

POLAR PLUNGE

2/9/19 8:30 am

The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics Oregon athletes by jumping, walking or slowly crawling into the frigid and icy Oregon waters. The event is open to the public, and all spectators are welcome free of charge. The best way to plunge is with a team! Get your friends, family members, co-workers and boss to take the plunge with you. Plus, there are some major incentives for those who raise the most money! Every participant must raise a minimum of $50 for the privilege of taking a wintry dip in an icy body of water and will receive a commemorative t-shirt and a bowl of soup, plus bragging rights! Get the thrill without the chill….register for Too Chicken to Plunge!

Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia

 

OREGON WINTERFEST

2/15/19 – 2/17/19 all day

OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon WinterFest is Oregon’s biggest party of the season! This three day event has something for everyone! Enjoy tons of live music, family play zone, food, brews, ice sculptures, royal run, wine walk, rail jam and the ever exciting fire pit competition. This event is held in the Old Mill District and benefits the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon. Don’t miss this spectacular community event. Tickets can be purchased online.

Old Mill District, 970 Southwest Powerhouse Dr.

 

MEAL OF THE YEAR

2/23/19 5:30 pm

Here’s your chance to change a life! Meal of the Year black tie affair supports the dreams and aspirations of COCC students by raising funds for scholarships that will open doors once closed and change the students’ lives forever. Guests of this gala evening are treated to a four course meal, skillfully created and presented by Cascade Culinary Institute. (Corporate tables are available. Please contact the Foundation Office at 541.318.3783 or foundation@cocc.edu for more information).

COCC Mazama Gym, 2600 NW College Way

 

IRISH ROVERS RETURN!

2/26/19 7:30 pm

The world famous Irish Rovers return to the Tower Theater on their last world tour. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy these legendary entertainers. Fans will enjoy a mix of their hits, rollicking Jigs and Reels, plus hilarious stories from their years on the road.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St.

 

WORLD MUSE CONFERENCE

2/28/19 – 3/3/19

The annual Muse Women’s Conference brings together local women & teens with internationally recognized artists, authors, athletes, entrepreneurs, activists, and social change leaders to celebrate International Women’s Day and kick-off Women’s History Month. Our 7th event is scheduled for February 28 – March 3, 2019 in Bend, Oregon. This one of a kind event offers 4 days of art installations, interactive panel discussions, keynote talks, live performances, and breakout workshops designed to explore individual and collective stories and deepen our sense of belonging to each other and our world… in this moment.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St.