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.

 

BETTYE LAVETTE

10/1/2019 7:30 pm

Bettye LaVette is a Motown hero and Legend Winner.  Her songs have placed in the R&B Top 20 and she has won numerous music awards throughout the years including Blues Music Awards for Best Contemporary Female Blues Singer and Best Soul Blues Female Artist.  Don’t miss this R&B legend at the Tower Theater Oct. 1st.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St

 

ROBERT PLANT

10/3/ 2019 6:30 pm

The legendary Robert Plant will return to the Les Schwab Amphitheater on Oct. 3rd.  The former Led Zeppelin singer will be joined by the Sensational Space Shifters and bluegrass singer-songwriter, Lillie Mae.  Doors open at 5:30, concert begins at 6:30.  This concert allows low-profile chairs. Reusable water bottles/canteens and Take Note Initiative Silipints. Strollers. Personal umbrellas, phones, backpacks, binoculars and personal cameras without detachable lenses.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr

 

PREACHER LAWSON

10/3/2019 8:00 pm

You may remember Preacher Lawson from “America’s Got Talent.” He was one of the top 5 finalists in the shows highest rated season! You’ll love his high energy, goofy comedy. It will be a “feel good evening.” Get your laugh on at The Tower Theater on October 3rd at 8pm.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St

 

BEND FALL FESTIVAL

10/4/2019 – 10/6/2019 all day

The Bend Fall Festival is a family-friendly event to remember. This beloved Bend tradition has something for everyone! Pumpkin painting, gourmet food and wine, the Harvest Market, Family Fun Street, live music and more!  You can enjoy three days of rock, jam, Americana music.  Shop for seasonal local produce and handcrafted food products. Stroll through over 100 vendors offering handmade and artisan creations. “The Souk” is a unique market featuring items from all over the world. Fantastic food carts will be joined by beer, craft cocktail or seasonal cider vendors. Plus, there will be an entire street of Gourmet Food & Wine. Another street will be dedicated to family fun with pumpkin painting, jump houses, Children’s’ Museum and more. Celebrate the Harvest at the Bend Fall Festival.

Downtown Bend, various streets

 

JAKE SHIMABUKURO

10/9/2019 7:00 pm

Jake Shimabukuro is a must see! This humble young man from Hawaii has taken the music world by storm as an instrumental marvel. He has played with world renowned orchestras, the country’s top music festivals and has even performed for the Queen. In addition, he has topped the Billboard World Music Charts on numerous occasions, and as a live performer he has become one of the hottest tickets around. Don’t miss his live performance at The Tower on Oct. 9th at 7pm.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St

 

BENDFILM FEST 2019

10/10/2019 – 10/13/2019 all day

BendFilm celebrates 16 years of bringing independent film to Bend. For 4 days in October, Bend will be transformed into a small town fascinated by film. Enjoy the work of the most talented independent filmmakers at sites all over Bend. This event takes place in downtown theaters, lecture sites, music rooms and party venues. Check out the BendFilm website for event information and passes. BendFilm Festival has been designated as one of the “Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals In The World” by leading film trade MovieMaker Magazine.

Various Venues, 916 NW Wall St

 

LOWER DESCHUTES WHITEWATER CAMP

10/18/2019 – 10/20/2019 all day

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe has the ultimate opportunity for you to become a developed whitewater kayaker. The Lower Deschutes Whitewater Camp is a multi-day adventure on the Lower Deschutes. This camp is for the intermediate paddler looking to gain experience. You will paddle up to class III+/IV on this trip (with guides) so it is important to have some experience coming in. In addition to great whitewater, you will be blown away by the Tumalo Creek signature meals. This is one unforgettable camp!

Tumalo Creek, 805 Industrial Way

 

FALL FOLIAGE WORKSHOP

10/19/2019 2:00 pm

There is no question that fall colors are a force to be reckoned with in Central Oregon, and Bend Photo Tours can show you the best places to find those epic colors! Join them for an awesome day along the McKenzie Pass where we will stop by some waterfalls, trek along the river and take in all the stunning leaf changes!

Bend Photo Tours, McKenzie Pass

 

NOSFERATU

10/28/2019 7:30 pm

Don’t miss this incredibly unique entertainment experience!! The classic horror silent film, Nosferatu will be shown as it was in the 1920’s – with a 13-piece orchestra playing the original scores. Nosferatu is considered one of the most foreboding and influential horror films in the history of cinema. Travel back to the roaring 20s and see Nosferatu as it would have been screened originally, with its hauntingly beautiful authentic musical score, in this performance perfect for music and film fans alike! ​ Showing at The Tower Theater on Oct 28th at 7:30.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St

 

FAMILY HALLOWEEN BLOCK PARTY

10/31/2019 4:00 pm

Celebrate all things slightly spooky at the Old Mill District Halloween Party! This family friendly block party is a full-on Halloween celebration with the annual pet costume party, hot cider samples, arts and crafts and of course, treats handed out by stores and restaurants. This a safe, fun, free of charge event that the entire family can enjoy! Oct. 31 4pm-7pm.

Old Mill District, 970 Southwest Powerhouse Dr

 

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.