There are a lot of great events around town this weekend, from the Bend Design Conference to fun seasonal events for kids and families.
Bend Design Conference
October 25-27 | Bend | $185 for three day, $75 for students
Bend Design is a three-day conference that brings talented people from around the world to Bend to speak about all things design. From architects to writers to engineers to entrepreneurs, the speakers cover a wide range of topics about how to use design thinking for social good.
The Addams Family
Through November 3 | 2nd Street Theater, Bend | $25 adults, $22 students/seniors
If you’re looking to get into the Halloween spirit, 2nd Street Theater is producing “The Addams Family,” a new musical comedy based on the spooky family. In this story, Wednesday is growing up and wants to marry a “normal” boy from Ohio. Don’t miss out on this fun show for the season.
October 27 | Deschutes National Forest office, Bend | Free
Kids and families are invited to Batacular!, a free event at the Deschutes National Forest office in Bend to learn about bats and join fun activities. There is also a “batwalk” where kids can showcase their Halloween costumes. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Warren Miller’s “The Face of Winter”
October 27-28 | Tower Theatre, Bend | $21
For those looking for some snow-season stoke, head to the Tower Theatre this weekend to watch Warren Miller’s “The Face of Winter.” This is the sixty-ninth installment of the popular movies created by Miller that showcase the best ski and snowboard athletes on insane adventures around the globe. There are two screenings on Saturday and one on Sunday.
On Wednesday, catch David Mayfield Parade play a free show at McMenamins Old St. Francis School. Also that night Diggin Dirt and Company Grand will be playing at Volcanic Theatre. It’ll be a high energy funk/soul concert that is sure to be a party ($12 advance, $15 door).