It’s a big weekend for music lovers in Central Oregon. Find live shows in Bend and Sisters from popular bands like Darlingside and Joseph. There’s also literary and running events and a party on the slopes at Mt. Bachelor to round out the weekend.
March 14 | Sisters High School, Sisters
The fan-favorite folk band Darlingside will close out the Sisters Folk Festival Winter Concert Series. (Does that mean we’re finally getting closer to spring?!) Darlingside, a Massachusetts-based quartet, is touring with its new album “Extralife.” Don’t miss the show in Sisters that is sure to be a sell-out.
March 16 | Bend Senior High School, Bend
Olive Kitteridge is a book we recommend to friends and family all the time. The author Elizabeth Strout, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who has also penned the popular novels My Name is Lucy Barton and The Burgess Boys will be in Bend to talk about writing and her work. Stout’s talk will close out this season of the Author! Author! series from the Deschutes Public Library Foundation.
St. Patrick’s Day Dash
March 17 | Old Mill District, Bend
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Dash takes place on Saturday, March 17. The family-friendly, 5k run is staged at the Old Mill District. Expect costumes, fun and plenty of green to celebrate the holiday and raise money for nonprofits in Central Oregon.
March 14-18 | Mt. Bachelor, Bend
If you’re skiing at Mt. Bachelor this weekend, check out the Subaru WinterFest, which will be based at the West Village Lodge. There’s tons of giveaways, along with live music, drinks and snacks to enjoy after a day on the snow. More
March 14-17 | Bend, Sisters
The Resolectrics will be at McMenamins on Wednesday. It’s also a Jazz at the Oxford weekend, with Lindsey Webster performing (and tickets are going fast for her shows). Joseph, the female indie rock trio from Portland will be at Volcanic on Thursday night. And in Sisters, throw on your sh*tkickers for the Dry Canyon Stampede Country Dance Night in Sisters on Friday.