Things to do around Bend this weekend, Jan. 24-26, 2020
Whether you feel like getting into some art, theatre, music or skiing this weekend, there’s an event for you around Bend. Kids in particular will enjoy a ninja warrior night or Saturday’s free day at the High Desert Museum and adults will love listening to The Lil Smokies or celebrating Australia Day, the Mt. Bachelor way.
4th Friday Art Stroll
Jan. 24 | Sisters
Check out twenty or so art galleries in Sisters as part of the 4th Friday Art Stroll, taking place from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in downtown Sisters. Enjoy beautiful art, refreshments, music, demonstrations, appetizers and good company. Visit with the artists and see their work, including paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass artistry, jewelry and more. Find more information here.
Kids Ninja Night
Jan. 24 | Free Spirit Yoga Fitness Play
If your kids dream of being a ninja warrior, then drop them off Friday night for up to three hours of ninja fun at the indoor gym. Adult staff will supervise and lead group games. Pizza and healthy drinks are included with tickets, so parents can enjoy a few hours out. The event is for ages 6 and older and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Find tickets and more information here.
The Neverending Story
Jan. 24 – Feb. 2 | Cascades Theatrical Company
Opening night of The Neverending Story produced by BEAT Children’s Theatre kicks off Friday at Cascades Theatrical Company, with shows continuing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Feb. 2. Based on the book by Michael Ende, the play features local youth performers. Find more information and tickets here.
Free Day at the museum
Jan. 25 | High Desert Museum
Have you been looking for a chance to check out the High Desert Museum? This Saturday, admission for everyone is free, thanks to the support from the Mid Oregon Credit Union. Stop by the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and check out exhibits on topics including Burning Man, the future of fuel, or nature’s resilience on display after a prescribed burn. Find more information here.
Jan. 25 | Mt. Bachelor
Mt. Bachelor and 10 Barrel Brewing are joining together to celebrate Australia Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the base of the Outback chairlift. The all ages gathering will include live Aussie music, traditional Aussie food and beverages, like meat pies, pavlova and Fosters, and free Tim Tam Slams for kids. Chow down during the pie eating contest at 1:30 p.m. Find more information here.
The Lil Smokies
Jan. 26 | The Domino Room
The Lil Smokies will promote the band’s third album, Tornillo, during a show beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Domino Room. The album draws on the energy of a rock band and the Laurel Canyon songwriting of the 1970s, according to the Facebook page of the band, based out of Missoula, Montana. Find tickets and more information here.