Whether you’re in the mood for a live show or a one-of-a-kind gourmet meal or want to explore some trails, there are lots of great events happening in Central Oregon this weekend.
April 11 | Tetherow, Bend
The second installment of Tetherow’s Brewery Smackdown will feature Silver Moon and Crux going to head-to-head with Sunriver and GoodLife. The event is a five-round food and beer pairing competition where guests, brewers and distributors choose the winner.
Disaster! The Musical
Opens April 13 | 2nd Street Theater, Bend
An homage to classic disaster films of the 1970s, the comedic musical follows a group of people at a casino discotheque that undergoes a series of natural disaster. Disaster! The Musical opens this Friday at 2nd Street Theater and runs through May 5.
Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge
April 13-15 | Mt. Bachelor, Bend
The annual style-based and surf-inspired snowboarding competition at Mt. Bachelor returns this weekend. Don’t miss watching this fun competition that features sweeping turns and banks that mimic ocean waves. There’s also a kickoff event at the downtown Bend Patagonia store Friday evening where surfing and sailing pro Liz Clark will be talking about her new book, “Swell.”
Guest Chef Dinner at Suttle Lodge
April 14 | The Suttle Lodge, Sisters
Antica Terra’s winemaker Maggie Harrison and chef Timothy Wastell will be at The Suttle Lodge west of Sisters this weekend hosting a prix fixe dinner. The four-course dinner will include a wine pairing with Antica Terra’s acclaimed wines.
Sunriver Music Festival Piano Showcase
April 13-14 | Tower Theatre, Bend
This two-day event at the Tower Theatre in Bend is a celebration of all things piano. There will be concerts in a variety of piano styles as well as workshops for “music-makers and music-appreciators.” The Piano Showcase is presented by Sunriver Music Festival.
Spring Hiking Trails
Spring is here, which means that some great trails around Central Oregon are starting to open up. Here are a few ideas for where to go this weekend if you’re in the mood to fill a backpack with snacks, dust off your hiking boots and hit the trails. There are hikes with some history and some hikes that might be new to you and hikes guaranteed to be snow-free and also a few urban hikes in Bend.