There are great events to check out throughout Central Oregon this weekend. Whether you’re in the mood for music, theater or outdoor adventure, there’s something for everyone to do.
Opens September 14 | Bend
Bend may be a dog-town, but cats are taking over the Tower Theatre for the next few weeks. Don’t miss your chance to “CATS,” the musical with way more than nine lives. It’s the longest-running Broadway musical in history, running for eighteen years after it opened in 1983. The musical, based on a series of poems by T.S. Eliot, received seven Tony awards and two Grammys and will be produced in Bend by Thoroughly Modern Productions.
September 14-16 | Smith Rock
If you’ve ever wanted to get into climbing, this weekend is your chance. American Alpine Club is hosting its Craggin’ Classic, a three-day event at Smith Rock where climbers of all skills are invited to join. There will be climbing clinics taught by professional athletes and local guides, as well as film, stewardship projects and parties.
Uncorked, Sunriver Style
September 14-15 | Sunriver
Uncorked is a two-day wine, chocolate and cheese festival hosted at SHARC in Sunriver. Taste an array of gourmet food and drinks from across the region. You can also join one of the pairing classes. Boutique vendors will be onsite, and there will be live music throughout the event to entertain.
Free Fall Day at Sunriver Nature Center
September 15 | Sunriver
It’s the fiftieth anniversary year of the Sunriver Nature Center, and the organization is hosting a free open house to explore the center and learn more about wildlife in Central Oregon. Kids and families will enjoy the wildlife talks and exhibits, planetarium show, and rocket launch and Mars Rover demonstrations. Live Music On Wednesday, El Ten Eleven will be playing at Volcanic Theatre Pub and Will West & The Friendly Strangers will be playing at McMenamins. And on Friday, head out to Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards to hear live music from Joe Fidanzo and Friends.