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Backcountry Film Festival

2/2/2018 and 2/7/2018 6:00 PM

Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr.

Grab your winter adventure list and goggles to tune into a night of human-powered winter celebration at the 14th Annual Backcountry Film Festival. The Festival is co-hosted by the Boise-based Winter Wildlands Alliance and Discover Your Forest, the local non-profit partner of the Deschutes National Forest.

2018 Sunriver Brewing K-9 Keg Pull

2/3/2018 12:00 PM

The Village at Sunriver, 57100 Beaver Dr, Sunriver

The Sunriver Brewing Co. K9 Keg Pull is the premier winter event in Sunriver. A 150-foot snow runway sets the stage for this doggie olympics. Dog owners register their pups in a variety of weight divisions, which will dictate what size “keg” their pooch will pull. Each participant will be timed and prizes awarded for each weight category.


2/3/2018 5:00 PM

Virginia Meissner Sno-Park, Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway

Join us for a magical night of skiing or snowshoeing by the light of hundreds of luminarias to the Meissner Shelter (1.5 mi. one way). This is a great event for families and is a long standing Meissner tradition.

Bend A Cappella Festival – The House Jacks

2/9/2018 7:30 PM

Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

The 3rd Annual Bend A Cappella Festival welcomes back The House Jacks!

Winter Carnival at Hoodoo

2/10/2018 9:00 AM

Hoodoo Ski Area, 27400 Big Lake Road, West of Sisters

Hoodoo’s Winter Carnival is a celebration of the fun and excitement of winter recreation in the Northwest. The day-long schedule of events includes an ax throwing booth, frisbee golf, musical chairs, a three-legged obstacle race, a team tube race, a hula-hoop contest, a pie eating contest, a ski javelin throw, an archery contest, a Hoodoo employee snow sculpture contest and bingo.

Polar Plunge

2/10/2018 11:00 AM

Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St.

Brave the chilly water of the Deschutes River for a good cause. The Polar Plunge is an annual benefit for Special Olympics Oregon, where participants take part in an early morning dip into the river. Check in at 9am.

Sisters Folk Festival Winter Concert Series

2/12/2018 7:00 PM

Sisters High School Auditorium, 1700 McKinney Butte Rd., Sisters

Sisters Folk Festival Winter Concert Series presents Irish supergroup We Banjo 3, from Galway, Ireland. Playing a blend of traditional Irish, old time, bluegrass and pioneering the term “Celtgrass,” the group returns to Sisters with a wildly entertaining show.

Jesse Cook at the Tower Theatre

2/15/2018 8:00 PM

Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

Emporium presents global-guitar virtuoso Jesse Cook in concert at the Tower Theatre. The Paris-born, Toronto-raised Cook unites flamenco, classical, rumba, world beat, pop, blues and jazz.

Oregon Winterfest 2018

2/16/2018 – 2/18/2018 10:00 AM

Old Mill District, Powerhouse Dr.

The biggest winter celebration in Oregon returns to the Old Mill District for its 19th year, February 16th-18th, 2018!

Riders in the Sky – 40 Years the Cowboy Way

2/25/2018 8:00 PM

Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

For more than thirty years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy Way!”

Muse Women’s Conference

3/1/2018 – 3/4/2018 8:00 AM

Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., and, MUSE Hub, 859 NW Wall St.

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.

Reel Rock 12

3/2/2018 7:00 PM

Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

Mountain Supply and Bend Rock Gym present a local showing of Reel Rock 12, a collection of the best short climbing films of 2017! Proceeds from this showing and accompanying raffle will go to Bend Endurance Academy and Oregon Adaptive Sports.

Wilder Running + Writing

3/9/2018 – 3/11/2018 9:00 AM

Downtown Bend

A new workshop located in the heart of downtown Bend dedicated to finding your authentic voice in your writing in a way that will come to life on and beyond the page. Wilder Running and Writing Retreats utilize running, writing, storytelling, yoga, humor, coaching, and the beauty of the outdoors to inspire creative and physical courage.

Apres Ski Bash

3/9/2018 7:00 PM

Crow’s Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St.

The fifth installment of the 2017-18 Apres Ski Bash is on Friday, March 9, 2018. Parallel 44 presents another very special apres ski show at Crow’s Feet Commons featuring Diego’s Umbrella.

Subaru Winterfest 2018

3/16/2018 – 3/18/2018 9:00 AM

Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, West Village

Subaru WinterFest, a one-of-a-kind mountain destination and lifestyle tour where skiers and snowboarders can come together and share their passion for all things winter.

St. Patrick’s Day 5K Dash

3/17/2018 12:00 AM

Old Mill District, Powerhouse Dr.

Join us for the 7th annual Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club St. Patrick’s Day Dash! This is a chip timed 5K fun run. Gather the family to walk, jog, crawl or run, and be sure to wear your green as there will be prizes for best costume and best wearin’ o the green!

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy at the Tower

3/18/2018 7:30 PM

Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

Carl Palmer, among the most renowned drummers in rock history and a founding member of both ELP and ASIA, is embarking on the final leg of his extensive 2017 World Tour, EMERSON LAKE & PALMER LIVES ON!, a musical celebration of his late band mates Keith Emerson and Greg Lake and their group, ELP.

Nature Night – The Era of Megafire

3/20/2018 7:00 PM

Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

Join Dr. Paul Hessburg for an engaging, multimedia presentation about wildfire, its natural role in our Central Oregon forests, and how that role has changed. Learn how we’ve interrupted the natural fire cycle of our forests and how, with a rapidly warming climate, we are experiencing more of these megafires.

High Desert Speaker Series

3/27/2018 7:00 PM

10 Barrel Brewing Company Eastside Banquet Room, 62950 Northeast 18th St.

Our High Desert Speaker Series continues with Warm Springs Tribal Elder Bruce Jim presenting on the history of the Warm Springs Tribe and their traditional land use in Oregon’s high desert.

TEDXBend 2018

3/31/2018 8:00 AM

Bend High School Auditorium, 230 NE 6th St.

Sparked by the celebrated TED conferences worldwide, TEDxBend is our very own locally organized event featuring talks, demonstrations and performances under 18 minutes each.

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