Watch a livestream of Phish concert today and tomorrow

Not able to score tickets to the Phish concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater tonight and tomorrow? Not to worry, the LSA’s got you covered:

Yep, go to the Live Phish site and you can sign up for the livestream(s). It’s not free: standard definition will cost $14.99 per show (or $26.99 for both shows), while HD is $19.99 per show (or $35.98 for both). But if you have no other options it’s one to check out!

The Source Weekly is looking for a new editor

The Source Weekly

The editor of Bend’s alt-weekly The Source, Phil Busse, is moving on, and accordingly The Source is looking for a new editor. Would you be interested? Here’s the job description and how to apply:

Are you smart enough to be a Fortune 500 CEO, but care more about community than profit margin? Are you calm enough to be an air traffic controller, but would rather spend your time figuring out what bands are coming to town? Do you know the difference between a film and a movie? Indie music and Americana? And declared, at least once, that print media is not dead?

We need you to be the Editor for the Source Weekly in Bend, Oregon. Entering its 20th year in publication, the Source has an established and important presence in Central Oregon, and a loyal readership.

Primary duties included:

  • Oversee content for each issue, manage story assignments, edit and provide a smart, engaging voice for the paper;
  • Write feature and news stories, as well as film, food and music reviews;
  • Maintain an active and exciting annual editorial schedule, including guiding feature stories and special issues, such as annual “Best Of,” dining guides, adventure issues, film festival guide, etc.;
  • Maintain editorial flow and brisk schedule of story deadlines;
  • Manage bullpen of freelance writers;
  • Work with Production Manager, arrange photography and art work to accompany stories;
  • Manage monthly writers’ pay. Part organizational leader, part writer, the Editor position demands both left and right-brain skills. Our ideal candidate will have the following general skills and professional talents:
  • Interest in and understanding about the formation of public policy (in particular, local ordinances, policies and programs);
  • Proven track record as a team leader, and positive motivator and coach;
  • Hands-on background in and interest in public-interest journalism;
  • Strong writing skills and patient, but firm, abilities as an editor in a fast-paced environment;
  • Writing. Talented and versatile, as able to cover City Hall as the annual Film Festival and write restaurant reviews.

The Source Weekly is a small staff, and this position requires extensive reporting and writing, with a primary focus on filling the feature and news sections each issue. This is a writing, as well as, editing job, overseeing story assignments, maintaining deadlines and shepherding the editorial flow. Should have a minimum five years of writing and editing experience in alt-weeklies. This is a full-time job. Please submit a resume, a one-page cover letter, and whatever clips you believe best represent the breadth of your writing skills and style to kayja -at Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

Do you have what it takes?

Three Creeks Brewing’s 7th anniversary this weekend

This weekend, Three Creeks Brewing over in Sisters is celebrating their 7th anniversary, starting Friday (tomorrow, they 17th) and running through Sunday the 19th.

Special Brews on tap all weekend long, including Rudolph Imperial Red, Belgian Trippel, and Vanilla Night Ski Stout. (all pair perfect with birthday cake.)

Around the World Photo Contest! Post a picture of your favorite activity in your favorite TCBC gear. You just might be a winner of a $100 Gift Card!

Jul 17: Friday, 6pm – Birthday Cake.
Jul 18: Saturday – All Day Raffle
Jul 19: Sunday – Winners of Photo Contest Announced

Three Creeks Brewing 7th anniversary

It’s been a good year for Three Creeks, as they also opened a production brewery in May and started canning their beers, and simply continue to keep getting better in my opinion. Be sure to show the some love to them this weekend and head out to Sisters to help them celebrate!

Help celebrate the Little Caesars Lady’s birthday!

Little Caesars LadySurely by now you all know who the Dancing Little Caesars Lady is, right? Right? (If you need a refresher, she’s the woman who works for Little Caesars who you see on the corner of 3rd Street and Reed Market, dancing and rocking with the Little Caesars promo signage.) If you’ve seen her, you know.

Well, it appears her birthday is coming up this weekend, and her daughter wants everyone to help celebrate:

This post is actually from Mary’s daughter Christina. I wanted to let everyone know that Mary, the pizza lady is turning 60 years old this weekend. I traveled from Florida specifically to make her birthday special, but I can’t do it alone, I need everyone’s help. This Saturday, July 18th, the pizza lady will be dancing out on her corner from about 10-10:30am for a couple hours till about 1-2pm. I will be decorating her corner, so you can’t miss it! I will be having a guest book for people to sign and a camera ready to take pictures of everyone with the pizza lady! There is nothing she loves more than making people smile and making them happy, so I know she would love to see everyone and anyone, especially kids and what better way to remember it than with a photo. So please come by to say hello and get a picture taken with the pizza lady!! She’d love to see you! Come help me celebrate my mom’s 60th birthday! Thank you in advance everyone!

That sounds great, so Bend—now you know! Stop by if you can and get your picture taken with Mary and wish her a happy birthday!

(True story: one time we were randomly driving through a neighborhood on the west side, and saw her, mowing her lawn. She had headphones on and was ignoring the world—but she was still dancing! It was awesome.)

Alive After Five free concerts starts today

Alive After FiveThe Old Mill District’s annual Alive After Five free summer concert series starts today, featuring four concerts between now and August 5. Here’s their description on it:

Work overtime some other time! Oil Can Henry’s Alive After 5, presented by All Seasons RV and Marine, is Bend’s best music event series, held at the Old Mill District along the Deschutes River each Wednesday (July 8 through August 5). Join your friends and business colleagues for Bend’s must-do-mid-week-after-hours-happy place!

Listen to free live music from nationally renowned artists, Wednesdays at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Enjoy scrumptious food, fine wines, spirits and craft beers from Worthy Brewing.

Here’s the schedule:

  • 7/8 – Quarterflash
  • 7/15 – Heart By Heart
  • 7/29 – High Street Band
  • 8/5 – Leroy Bell and His Only Friends

Kicking off July and the holiday weekend

Happy July! We’ve got an eventful week ahead of us, with one of my favorite Bend holidays this weekend as well as First Friday and more. Not to mention as of today, the first, recreational marijuana is legal in Oregon, and the new westside zipcode of 97703 goes into effect.

Bend Pet Parade

Of course First Friday Art Walk starts at 5pm that evening in downtown Bend, with businesses open late showcasing a variety of art and many offering refreshments (food, wine, beer) as well. Not to mention live music! It’s going to be another scorcher, forecast for 95 degrees, so if you head downtown to walk around stay hydrated.

If you don’t make it downtown, try east—Whole Foods Market is holding their 4th annual Whole Foods Brewfest from 4 to 8pm, proceeds of which benefit the Humane Society of Central Oregon. They’ll have over 20 breweries and live music with Bobby Lindstrom, all for $5 entry (which includes 2 samples, with additional sample tokens $1 each).

And Worthy Brewing is holding an “Independence PreFunk Party” with no-cover live music and $3 pints of their firkin (cask) of PreFunk Pale Ale starting at 5pm.

Saturday is the big day, and there’s plenty to do! Here’s my recommended itinerary (all free or nearly so):

  • Start with the Bend Pet Parade at 10am downtown, a tradition going back to the 1930s open to all and their pets (mostly dogs, and they discourage cats, rabbits, and aggressive dogs). Yes, it’s hot this year and even though it’s not in the full heat of the day at 10am, if you have concerns about your pet in the heat, then go ahead and keep them at home where they can stay cool.
  • After the Parade check out the Old Fashioned 4th of July Festival in Drake Park running from 11 to 4. There are craft vendors you can purchase from if so inclined, food booths, and of course old fashioned games (including free ones). There will also be music and entertainment on the stage, and more.
  • The quarterly Library book sale takes place from 11 to 4 at the Library Administration Building on Wall Street—in the basement, so it will be hot. I always highlight this because the books are cheap and you can never have too many books!
  • The Deschutes Historical Museum is holding their annual 4th of July free day from 10 to 4, offering free admission to the Museum and ice cream cups. I can’t recommend a visit to the Museum highly enough to anyone interested in Bend’s history.
  • The Pilot Butte fireworks show starts at 10pm, and can be seen (for free) from anywhere you can see Pilot Butte. There’s usually jokes about when they will set the Butte on fire but this year, as hot and dry as it is let’s hope they don’t!

Beyond those events there are many other fun things going on around town. Worthy Brewing is holding a “Red, White and BREWS” party from 5 to 11, with no-cover live music, beer (of course), and the chance to watch the Pilot Butte fireworks from their biergarten. Over at Deschutes Brewery, they likewise have their 4th of July celebration running from 6 to 10:30, with live music, local artist Karen Eland (she paints with beer!), sparklers and swag, and of course a great view of Pilot Butte as well.

On Sunday, the Les Schwab Amphitheater has their Free Summer Sundays Concert starting at 2:30 and featuring Cloverdayle. And then Monday, July 6, is a big one: Sheryl Crow! That one starts at 6:30 (doors open at 5pm) and looks like there still might be some tickets available.

And then next week we’ll see the weekly Munch and Music and Alive After Five free concerts start up!

It’s going to be a busy, busy week and I’ve only scratched the surface of things going on. Keep an eye on the event calendar, and also check out Visit Bend’s calendar and the Source Weekly’s calendar, both detailed sources of all things happening in the region.

Beer anniversaries this Saturday (June 27)

Deschutes BreweryThis Saturday, June 27, two of Bend’s breweries (the oldest, and one of the newest) are celebrating anniversaries!

Deschutes Brewery is celebrating their 27th anniversary (their “golden birthday”) at their Bend Pub downtown starting at 4:30pm and running through the evening. Among the festivities they’ve posted:

  • Tunes from B-side Brass Band
  • Toast by Gary Fish 5:30pm
  • Flights of Black Butte Birthday Beers including Black Butte XXVII
  • 27 DIFFERENT beers on tap! (see a 27 theme here?)
  • Birthday swag for sale
  • Golden Ticket giveaways
  • Samples of Black Butte XXVII
  • Bottles and draft of Black Butte XXVII for sale
  • LIVE music by Tony Smiley 6:30-10:00pm in the back alley
  • Culinary specials
  • Back-alley bash

It’s sure to be a good evening and you have to like the “27 years old on the 27th” theme—not to mention, they actually opened their doors on June 27, 1988—so this will be a fun one!

Crux Fermentation ProjectAnd then Crux Fermentation Project, which also has a tie to Deschutes in that brewmaster and co-founder Larry Sidor served as Deschutes’ brewmaster for a number of year, has their 3rd anniversary for which they are throwing their annual Cruxapalooza party on Saturday all day long (starting when they open at 11am):

One of our favorite days of the year! Come celebrate our 3rd anniversary with us and enjoy community, live music all day long, tasty food and of course, BEER! We encourage carpooling and cycling to this event.

1. Golden Sour—Crooked Stave Collaboration
2. Bretted Peaches and Pears Saison
3. Viognier Sour

12:30pm-2:00pm – Second Son
2:30pm-4:00pm – Three D
4:30pm-6pm – Phil Friendly Trio
6:30pm-8pm – 2nd Hand Soldiers
8:30pm-10:30pm – MOWO AKA Jason Graham

In addition, they posted this addendum as well:

PARKING IS LIMITED—Please consider alternate giddy-ups to and from the event. Just to sweeten the deal, we’ll enter walkers and cyclists into a raffle for Crux Gear (hats, growlers, Cruxapalooza shirts) with a grand prize of a $50 Crux gift card.

Plan accordingly! (And yes, you can attend both if you want!)