From live music to conservation talks to gourmet dinner—and some skiing in between—it’s going to be a great weekend to be in Central Oregon.
Sisters Folk Festival Winter Series: Darlingside
March 6 | Sisters High School Auditorium | $12.50-$22.50
Central Oregon’s winter music scene heats up with a weekend full of folk, Americana and bluegrass. If you missed your chance to get tickets to the Bluegrass Showcase at the Belfry, you can still see a great show this weekend. Darlingside will be playing tonight (Wednesday) at the Sisters High School Auditorium.
Conservation in Central Oregon
March 7 | OSU-Cascades Graduate Research Center | Free
Influential women in the environmental and conservation industry—Joanne Richter, Amy Stuart, Carina Miller, Julie Weikel and Liz Woody—will be panelists in a discussion about conservation in Central Oregon, particularly issues of conservation as they relate to environmental justice.
Cascade Crest Nordic Ski Marathon and Relay
March 8-10 | Mt. Bachelor | $35-$200
Nordic skiers of all levels can take part in the annual Cascade Crest Nordic Ski Marathon and Relay. There are 50k, 25k and 10k races as well as a four-person relay. A post-race party will be held in town at WebSkis Ski and Bike Shop.
Guest Chef Dinner at Suttle Lodge
March 9 | Suttle Lodge | $100
Chef Justin Woodward, who launched Portland restaurant Castagna into the fifteenth best restaurant in the country, will be the featured chef at the Suttle Lodge’s special dinner this weekend. Woodward’s style is described as “extremely seasonal and progressive” and will be paired with wines from sommelier Brent Braun.
La Pine Crab Feed
March 9 | La Pine Community Center | $40
Get your seafood fix at the annual Crab Feed in La Pine. This is the seventeenth year for the annual all-you-can-eat fundraiser for La Pine Frontier Days. The event takes place at the La Pine Community Center. Tickets go fast and won’t be sold at the door, so get yours early.