From gourmet dinners to a fashion show to theater to art, there are a lot of great events happening in Central Oregon this weekend that you don’t want to miss.
Rubbish Renewed Fashion Show
January 25 | Midtown Ballroom, Bend | $12-$22
One person’s trash is another person’s fashion statement. Each year, the Rubbish Renewed Fashion Show showcases recycled runway fashion creations from local students and artists. The items are sold at auction with proceeds dedicated to REALMS Magnet School.
“West Side Story”
Opens January 25 | Tower Theatre, Bend | $28-$42, plus fees
Don’t miss your chance to see one of the most popular musicals of the 20th century. “West Side Story,” written by musical greats Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, is a modern retelling of “Romeo and Juliet” in 1950s New York. Local company Thoroughly Modern Productions will produce the musical with talented local performers.
Music in Public Places
January 26 | Locations vary | Free
Each year, the Central Oregon Symphony partners with the Deschutes and Crook County libraries for free classical music performances. Quartets and duos consisting of local performers will play at the Prineville, Redmond and Sisters libraries at 2 p.m. as well as Wille Hall in Bend.
“Things You Know But Cannot Explain”
Opens January 26 | High Desert Museum, Bend | Included with admission
A rare treat awaits visitors to the High Desert Museum when an exhibit by the late Rick Bartow, an internationally recognized American artist with deep roots in Oregon, opens January 26. Organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, the retrospective, “Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain,” brings four decades of Bartow’s powerful, gripping, and sometimes humorous drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures to his home state after traveling to nine other American museums.
Suttle Lodge Dinner
January 26 | Suttle Lodge, Sisters | $95
Don’t miss a gourmet dinner from a renowned chef at the Suttle Lodge this weekend. Aaron Barnett, the owner and chef of St. Jack’s French restaurant in Portland, will be the guest chef at the Suttle Lodge, putting on a unique four-course dinner along with Crowley Wines.