It’s a great weekend to be in Central Oregon. There’s a new play opening, a classic golf tournament, and live music and art walks to check out. Here are our top five picks for the best things to do around Bend this weekend.
“And Then There Were None”
Opens April 27 | Cascades Theatre, Bend
The classic Agatha Christie mystery comes to the stage this weekend. In “And Then There Were None,” considered Christie’s masterpiece, ten strangers arrive on an island. Each with their own secret, the characters are killed off one by one. The play is being produced by the local Cascades Theatrical Company.
Central Oregon Shootout
April 26-29 | Bend, Sisters, Redmond
The Central Oregon Shootout is an annual golf tournament held at some of the region’s best golf courses. Build a team of at least two players and join the fun competition. The cash prizes doled out last year totaled more than $20,000.
Bend Art Conference
April 27-29 | Bend Art Center, Bend
This weekend is the inaugural Bend Art Conference, held at the Bend Art Center. The three-day event for artists will have workshops, talks and creative opportunities. Art connoisseurs will have the chance to browse exhibits from the featured artists and take part in events throughout the weekend. The art center will also be hosting an annual Print Fair on April 28 and 29, where you can find prints from international and local artists.
April 27, 28 | Sisters; The Workhouse, Bend
Two art walks are happening around the region this weekend. On Friday, head to Sisters for Fourth Friday, and don’t miss the exhibit and reception of award-winning Navajo artist Jason Parrish at the Raven Makes Gallery. On Saturday, The Workhouse in Bend stays open late for the last time for its final art walk. Find live music, sips and bites, and art and goods from local makers.
April 25, 28 | McMenamins, Tower Theatre and Volcanic Theatre Pub, Bend
The Talbott Brothers will be performing at McMenamins on Wednesday night. And on Saturday night, Polecat and Jess Ryan will be playing at Volcanic and “After Midnight,” live concert musical tribute to Eric Clapton, is at the Tower.