Every now and then, you’ll find a good enough reason to venture outside the neighborhood.

 

Local Events

Tartan Druim. Accessible to the outdoors and local events.

 

MONSTER TRUCK FALL NATIONALS

11/1/2019 - 11/2/2019 all day

WHR Motorsports Monster Truck Fall Nationals brings you 40,000 pounds of Monster Truck Thunder!! This two-day event includes Pit Parties each evening where you can meet the drivers and get pictures with them and the Monster Trucks. Evening events include Freestyle Insanity Moto-X – featuring stunts like the cliffhanger and death-grab.  Watch trucks battle it out in action packed racing with the Tuff Truck Challenge. Get the kids and buckle in for the ride of your life on-board a real Monster Truck for the Rumble Bus Ride Truck. Check out the Expo Center website for more info and to purchase advanced tickets.

Deschutes County Expo Center,3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond

 

TIG NOTARO

11/2/2019 7:00 pm

Tig Notaro will be performing at the Tower Theater on Nov. 2nd at 7pm.  Rolling Stone recently named Tig “one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.”  She is hailed for her effortless storytelling and fearless stage presence. Tickets can be purchased online.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St.

 

NATURAL HISTORY PUB

11/4/2019 5:30 pm

High Desert Museum and McMenamins bring you another Natural History Pub event on Monday, Nov. 4th. “The Influences of Disturbance on Native Pollinators in Eastern Oregon: A Decade of Discovery” Dr. Sandy DeBano, associate professor of wildlife at Oregon State University, will discuss native pollinators and disturbance ecology. What impact do invasive grasses, fire and ungulate grazing have on grassland and riparian bee communities, their floral resources and their nesting habitat? Doors open at 5:30 to Father Luke’s Room.  Presentation starts at 7pm. This is a FREE event. Food and beverage sales in Father Luke’s Room help support this popular lecture series.  Seating is limited and RSVP is required.

McMenamins, 700 NW Bond St.

 

GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB TRIVIA

Wednesdays 6:00 pm

Come to Immersion Brewing and test your knowledge at pub trivia night by Geeks Who Drink! Win fun prizes and challenge your friends, or enemies, on obscure knowledge while enjoying craft beer and delicious food from Immersion’s pub style kitchen. Come early for hoppy hour priced apps and drinks. Pub trivia night happens every Wednesday.

Immersion Brewing, 550 Industrial Way

 

BEAT PRESENTS DISNEY’S FROZEN JR.

11/8/2019 - 11/17/2019 7:00 pm

BEAT Children’s Theater presents the enchanting modern classic from Disney, Frozen JR. This play is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

Summit High School, 2855 NW Clearwater Dr.

 

FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK

11/8/2019 4:00 pm

Stop by each gallery in the Old Mill District during the First Friday Gallery Walk on every first Friday of the month year-round. New exhibitions open each month and are on view for the entire month. Enjoy incredible art and the talented working artists in the varied galleries. Music and libations will be available.

Old Mill District, 970 Southwest Powerhouse Dr.

 

MINING DAY

11/9/2019 11:00 am

It’s Mining Day at The High Desert Museum on Nov. 9th.  Stake a claim, pan for gold and have your earnings authenticated in the indoor placer mine and boomtown.

High Desert Museum, 59800 North Highway 97

 

AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS

11/12/2019 7:30 pm

Enjoy an evening with NPR humorist, David Sedaris at the Tower Theater. David Sedaris is considered America’s preeminent humor writer as proven by his bestselling books. You will marvel at the great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness. He is truly the master of satire.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St.

 

THE SPINNERS

11/21/2019 7:30 pm

Enjoy the sounds of legendary R&B recording artists “The Spinners.”  Led by original member Henry Fambrough, they bring all their hits to Bend for an evening of smooth nostalgia.  Best known as a Motown recording act, the classic group sound of The Spinners has never lost its universal appeal. Throughout the years they have sold millions of records and topped both the Pop and R&B charts with smash hits like “I’ll Be Around,” “Then Came You,” “Working My Way Back To You.”  Inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999, they have also been awarded the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Award for their contribution to the genre. The group has performed for presidents, received a star on the Hollywood “Walk of Fame,” and has appeared in numerous network and cable television specials paying tribute to the music of the 70’s.  Don’t miss this stroll down memory lane at The Tower Theater.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St

 

THANKSGIVING BUFFET

11/28/2019 11:00 am

Thanksgiving Buffet at Pronghorn is a culinary experience the entire family will enjoy!  Executive Chef, Kevin Linde, has prepared a menu featuring all of the traditional favorites with an exquisite twist.  Make your reservations today by calling 541-693-5323.

Pronghorn Resort, 65600 Pronghorn Estates Dr.

 

O CHRISTMAS TEA

12/1/2019 7:30 pm

Treat yourself, friends and family to the Gift of Laughter this holiday season by attending “O Christmas Tea” at The Tower Theater.  UK comedy legends James & Jamesy present their outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive Christmas comedy classic O Christmas Tea; an astonishing show that delights the hearts of thousands every holiday season.  The London Free Press calls this show:  “Outrageously funny, magnificently written, beautifully choreographed.”

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall Street

 

MARK O’CONNOR’S APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS

12/4/2019 7:30 pm

Mark O’Connor’s Appalachian Christmas takes you on a wondrous journey through traditional mountain and bluegrass carols.  His family’s fiddle, guitar and mandolin capture the joyous essence of the holidays in a heartfelt celebration of the Christmas spirit.  Enjoy this holiday event at The Tower Theater, Wed., Dec 4th. “All Christmas music should be played so elegantly on violin.” – Boston Globe

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall Street

 

FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK

12/6/2019 4:00 pm

Stop by each gallery in the Old Mill District during the First Friday Gallery Walk on every first Friday of the month year-round. New exhibitions open each month and are on view for the entire month.  Enjoy incredible art and the talented working artists in the varied galleries.  Music and libations will be available. “The galleries in the Old Mill District represent numerous artists and some are working artist studios. Our galleries showcase a variety of mediums from traditional paintings, sculpture, and photography to printmaking, fiber, and mixed media. Stop by anytime and meet these working artists and experience their beautiful works.”

Old Mill District, 970 Southwest Powerhouse Drive

 

THE NUTCRACKER BALLET

12/6/2019 – 12/8/2019 7:00 pm

The Central Oregon School of Ballet is proud to present the 34th annual production of the Nutcracker Ballet. The longest running Nutcracker show in Bend, the show has become a classic holiday tradition in Central Oregon. The cast is comprised of over 150 dancers including local students and visiting professional ballet dancers.  There will be four performances at Bend Senior High. Friday, 12/6 at 7pm, Sat 12/7 at 3pm & 7pm, Sunday 12/8 at 3pm

Bend Senior High School, 230 NE 6th Street

 

GINGERBREAD JUNCTION

12/7/2019 – 1/1/2020 all day

Gingerbread Junction has been a treasured tradition for 24 years!  Presented by Sunriver Resort, you will marvel at the candy and cookie decorations.  This event is FREE to the public and takes place in the main lodge of Sunriver Resort from Dec. 7th to Jan 1st.

Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Dr, Sunriver

 

JINGLE BELL RUN

12/7/2019 9:00 am

The Jingle Bell Run is The Arthritis Foundation’s holiday-themed 5K race. It is the nation’s longest-running fundraising fun run. Be there with bells on – and jingle and jangle to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability, affecting 1 in 4 American adults. Put on your reindeer antlers, Santa suit, or elf running shoes – and bring your friends and family for a fun-filled day of holiday cheer. Whether you walk or run, your participation and support helps raise funds for arthritis research and resources, touching the lives of more than 54 million Americans. After the run, stay for the Bend Holiday Parade in downtown Bend.

Crows Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks Street

 

UGLY SWEATER PUB CRAWL

12/14/2019 5:00 pm

It's that time again to Get Ugly!  Downtown Bend presents the ever popular annual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl.  Help keep Downtown Bend vibrant!  100% of the proceeds from our fundraisers go to the DBBA.  What can you expect at the Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl?  “Ugly sweaters. Everywhere.  A sea of ugly sweaters.  Friends looking ugly in their ugly sweaters.  Drinking delicious cocktails at the coolest bars in Bend in your ugly sweater. Laughing at other people in their ugly sweaters.  Competing against other Uglies in the Ugliest Sweater Contest.”

Downtown Bend

 

SWINGIN’ TOWER CHRISTMAS

12/20/2019 – 12/22/2019 7:00 pm

Swingin’ Tower Christmas returns to the Tower Theater for the holidays!  Bend’s family-friendly holiday tradition,  will have more “cool yule” stories and songs backed by Jim Tennant’s 18-piece live big band. Host Mollie Tennant (“Cats,” “Mamma Mia,” “Les Miz”) welcomes special guests Heather Salvesen, Gary Fulkerson, Bob Shaw, Alastair Jaques, plus the return of Olive the Elf and jolly ol’ St. Nick.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall Street

 

THE FAB FOUR-THE ULTIMATE BEATLES EXPERIENCE

12/28/2019 8:00 pm

The BEST Beatles Tribute EVER is coming to The Tower Theater  –  The Fab Four The Ultimate Tribute. The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note for note live renditions of Beatles’ classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude”, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever changing career.  This loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences in countries around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall Street