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.

 

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 CAPPELLA 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 all day

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.

 

BACHELOR BUTTE DOG DERBY

3/1/19 - 3/3/19 all day

Bachelor Butte Dog Derby returns the tradition of racing sled dogs in the Cascade mountains near Bend/Sunriver, Oregon. This is an opportunity to experience the splendor of the the Cascades and contest one’s dog team on world class terrain. “The courses will be challenging and the classes offered somewhat nostalgic.” There will be 5 different courses. Go online to check out courses and race info/rules.

Wanoga Sno Park, Cascade Lakes Highway

 

MANDY HARVEY

3/6/19 7:00 pm

Mandy Harvey is an accomplished singer and songwriter. She is also deaf. A Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, Mandy lost her residual hearing in 2006-2007 at age eighteen due to a connective tissue disorder, and left the program. She pursued several career options, including education, but returned to music in 2008. She quickly became a regular performer at Jay’s Bistro in Fort Collins and then branched out to having regular concerts at Dazzle Jazz Lounge in Denver (Top 100 Jazz venues in the world). Mandy’s music attracts the attention of those around the world, adding to her message of hope, dream and believe. Mandy made a tremendous impact on America’s Got Talent, reaching the 2017 finals as Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer Winner. Her profile on CNN’s Great Big Story captured over 10 million hits on social media. Burt’s Bees signed her up for their “Remarkable Women” campaign. NBC Nightly News featured her, and she now performs at the world’s most prestigious clubs, concert stages and festivals.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St

 

KIDS NIGHT OUT

3/8/19 6:00 pm

Kindred Creative Kitchen loves to teach kids to cook. Soup is good for the soul! Have your child age (7-17) join Chef Morris in this fun hands-on class. Kids will make a variety of heartwarming soups.

Kindred Creative Kitchen, 2525 SE Twin Knolls Dr

 

CASCADE CREST NORDIC SKI MARATHON

3/8/19 – 3/10/19 all day

Enjoy the splendor of the high Cascades while testing your limits at the 2019 Cascade Crest Nordic Ski Marathon. This year’s event promises something for everybody; a 50km Skate race, a 25km Skate race, a 10km Skate or Classic race for beginning racers, and a 4 x 12.5km Skate Relay. This year’s course will utilize the US Forest Service lands in the shadow of Broken Top Mountain on and around Dutchman Flat and Todd Lake before reentering the Mt Bachelor Nordic Center Trail Network at Rich’s Range. The course is 12.5km in distance (10km cut off for beginners) and will be skied 4 times for the 50km and twice for the 25km. Check out the website for registration info.

Mt. Bachelor, 13000 SW Century Dr

 

MARIACHI SOL DE MEXICO

3/8/19 7:30 pm

Experience the dynamic energy and rich cultural expression of Mariachi Sol de Mexico at The Tower Theater. This band embraces the romanticism of Mexico’s land, people and beauty of heart. They are a platinum selling mariachi band and the first ever to be nominated for a Grammy. Considering the fact that they have traveled the world over, Bend is very lucky to have them performing here.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St

 

MONSTER TRUCKS

3/15/19 - 3/16/19 7:30 pm

Thrill to Monster Truck Thunder at the Deschutes County Expo Center. Redmond, will be motorsport entertainment’s epicenter with the nation’s most competitive MONSTER TRUCKS, as the TRAXXAS Monster Truck Tour invades the First Interstate Bank Center on March 15&16, 2019! See these incredible 10,000-pound, car crushing giants compete in racing, wheelie contests, and then rock the house with amazing freestyle action during the TRAXXAS Monster Truck Tour! Plus, you can meet the drivers and see the trucks up close at the pre-event Autograph Pit Party!

Deschutes County Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond

 

ST. PATRICK'S DAY DASH

3/17/19 10:00 am

The Mt. Bachelor Rotary St. Patrick’s Day Dash is a timed family 5K fun run in Bend, Oregon. Gather the family to run, jog, walk or crawl, and be sure to wear your green as there will be prizes for the best costume and best wearin’ o the green. This year’s beneficiary is Family Access Network who offers assistance, possibility and hope to Central Oregon families in need by connecting them with crucial resources that will help children flourish in school and in life.

Deschutes Brewery Warehouse, 399 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr

 

MARCH NATURE NIGHT

3/20/19 7:00 pm

Join Deschutes Land Trust and retired National Geographic picture editor and the environment editor, Dennis Dimick, for a fast-moving, visual journey that explores and explains the modern human era, the Anthropocene. As a native Oregonian, Dimick will present a vivid journey through our modern world of 7.5 billion people that considers our expanding footprint, rising prosperity, and resulting environmental challenges that call for our attention and response. Explore ways to appreciate our place in nature and contemplate how we can contribute towards a positive future for ourselves and the planet.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St

 

SUPER MOON RISING PHOTO

3/21/19 7:00 pm

Bend Photo Tours invites you along for this very special and rare photo event. Full moons are amazing…. but Supermoons are mind blowing! This particular moon is the last of three supermoons for 2019. The Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual.  This photo workshop will head out to The Badlands for a clear view of the rising moon. There will be around 2 hours of night photos, with about 1 hour of driving round trip. Workshop is capped at 8 people to ensure personalized instruction and individualized attention.

The Badlands

 

HIGH DESERT SPEAKER SERIES

3/26/19 7:00 pm

Oregon Natural Desert Association invites you to their 3rd speaker event on March 26th. Topic for this program will be “Upper Snake River Tribes Take On a Changing Climate.” Guest speaker will be Jason Kesling, Environmental Program Director. With extensive experience in environmental assessment and wildlife conservation, Jason is a knowledgeable voice on climate change resiliency, adaptation and risk assessment. This event takes place at Worthy Brewing in the Hop Mahal room. Doors open at 6:30, presentation starts at 7:00.

Worthy Brewing Hop Mahal, SE 20th St