The High Desert Museum has another one of their Free Family Days coming up this Saturday the 25th, offering free admission all day from 10am until 4pm.
The “Free Family Saturday” complimentary admission program supports the educational mission of Mid Oregon Credit Union by providing the community with the opportunity to explore wildlife and living history right in Central Oregon’s backyard.
The Museum is open from 10 am to 4 pm, including the Rimrock Cafe and Silver Sage Trading Store.
Note: Parking is limited! Free shuttles will be running from the Morning Star Christian School parking lot to the Museum and back all day.
Such a good deal, I’d recommend anyone who’s never been to go if possible, because the Museum is always a really good, interesting visit. And if you have been, you should still take advantage of it; their newish “Frontier Firearms” exhibit is only running through the next month.
McMenamins Old St. Francis School is hosting a special mini beerfest Saturday, all day from 1pm until 10pm, which they are dubbing their High Gravity Extravaganza: a host of “big” beers (meaning, higher in alcohol) from a number of guest breweries—both different McMenamins breweries from around the state, and also a bunch of local Central Oregon breweries. It sounds pretty awesome:
Come celebrate the uniqueness of the High Desert in January with an extravaganza of big & bold high-gravity beers.
[2014 Beer list]
Enjoy big bold ales from select McMenamins Breweries, including:
Old Saint Francis
And from Bend-area breweries, including:
Bend Brewing Company
Three Creeks Brewing Company
GoodLife Brewing Company
Smith Rock Brewing
Solstice Brewing Company
Huddle around the four blazing fire pits while you enjoy the BBQ food specials, and chat with the brewers as many beers are poured. Enjoy the live music, too:
3 p.m. ‘til 6 p.m.
7 p.m. ‘til 10 p.m.
Urban Sub All-Stars featuring MOsley WOtta & Tony Smiley
It’s free to attend but will cost $1.25 per taste of beer (fest-style), which are purchased as tickets to redeem at the various pouring stations. And brewer Mike White tells me, “We will have beers pouring in the Fireside Courtyard and Rambler Room which are right next to each other. There will also be 4 beers pouring in the Main Front Patio. The music will be in Father Luke’s Room but no Extravaganza beers will be pouring in there.”
That beer list (PDF) looks pretty great. If you like beer then McMenamins is the place to be Saturday afternoon.
- From our friends at The World Muse!
- The World Muse is hosting a launch party and registration celebration open to the public on Friday, January 17th, at Studio 3 in Bend, Oregon. Participants will learn firsthand about plans for the 2nd annual MUSE Women’s Conference slated for March 7 – 9th in Downtown Bend.
“We welcome everyone to join us for an informative and inspirational evening,” said Amanda Stuermer, event founder, “this is a wonderful opportunity for our whole community to come together to celebrate and support women and girls while learning more about our upcoming conference.”
The party will begin at 5p.m. and conclude at 7:30p.m. A short program, focused on the 2014 Muse Conference highlights is planned and light refreshments will be provided at Studio 3, located at 50 SE Scott St. Suite 1, in the Old Ironworks Art District.
The World Muse, a non-profit based in Bend, Oregon, is hosting this free event as part of its mission to inspire women and girls worldwide to be catalysts for change.
The 2014 Muse Women’s Conference will include a first Friday community art exhibit, a full day of panel discussions, live performances, and speakers at The Tower Theatre in downtown Bend; a reception and private dinner; and various breakout workshops facilitated by conference speakers as well as local leaders, activists, and artists.
More about WORLD MUSE: Offering year-round programs and events that inspire women and girls, the World Muse connects, cultivates and activates advocates for positive social change, personally, locally and throughout the world. www.theworldmuse.org
MUSE CONFERENCE: A three-day
conference designed to inspire, support, and celebrate women creating positive change in their own lives, their communities, and in the world. Muse Conference features art exhibits,
live performances, panel discussions, keynote speakers, and breakout workshops.
MUSE CAMP: A three-day women’s retreat that offers women and girls the opportunity to work directly with local and global leaders, teachers, activists and artists to both inspire and ignite action.
MUSE MAKERS: A program that invests in women and girls, facilitating the development of inspiration into action. We offer small seed grants and mentoring opportunities to those who are ready to create their own social change projects.
TEEN MUSE: In-school, after-school, and summer camp programs combining yoga, creative arts, group dialogue, and service projects to promote self-awareness, self-expression, and self-esteem. We also offer a facilitator training program providing educational and leadership tools to youth advocates.
This year Redmond’s Cascade Lakes Brewing is celebrating their 20th anniversary, and they’ve got a number of things lined up this month to mark the occasion—starting with the debut of their new 20th Anniversary IPA, a 6.4% alcohol, 82 IBUs beer brewed special for this year. The beer will be available in bottles and will also be available at one of the several parties Cascade Lakes has got lined up:
Next Monday, January 13th, all day long at their 7th Street Brewhouse in Redmond they will be celebrating with their new IPA, beers rolled back to 1994 prices ($2.75 per pint), and two lucky winners will win free beer for a year. They’ll also have some commemorative koozies to give away.
The next day, Tuesday the 14th, the party shifts to the Lodge in Bend, with the same great deals and prizes as above, and in addition, KC Flynn will be performing live music from 3 to 6pm.
On the evening of the 23rd (a Thursday), Broken Top Bottle Shop will be hosting a 20th anniversary party, featuring special Cascade Lakes beers on tap (along with the 20th Anniversary IPA), free tasting and schwag, a chance to meet brewer John Van Duzer, and live music with Bryan Brazier Music & the West Coast Revue.
Definitely a good way to start the year for the brewery! Be sure to hit up one or more of their upcoming parties.
It’s the first Friday of January (and of 2014) and that means Downtown Bend comes alive from 5 to 9pm with the monthly Art Walk, where business stay open late to showcase special art exhibits, and many will also host live music and offer up complimentary food and wine (and sometimes beer and other spirits) as well. With the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having I imagine it’ll be a lively night, not too chill at all for walking.
In addition to the usual Art Walk festivities you’ll find, here is some additional details on specific spots/events:
The Wine Shop has live music with Burnin’ Moonlight from 7 to 8:30 and of course you can enjoy a nice variety of wines and beers (they have a good taplist on draft as well).
Patagonia is featuring artist Mike Putnam and beers from Silver Moon Brewing kicking off at 5:30. Silver Moon will be pouring their VooDoo Dog ISR.
Crow’s Feet Commons is holding their Mt. Bachelor Aprés Ski Bash from 6:30 to 10pm, featuring “Firepits, glowing orbs, El Sancho Taco Cart and tasty Deschutes Brews” to accompany the West African-styled world music from Shokoto.
Dojo is hosting music from Acoustic Minds starting at 9pm tonight. It’s a free show and after 10pm goes 21 and over only.
The Blacksmith has Derek Michael Marc performing from 6 to 8pm.
10 Below will be featuring jazz music with Georges Bouhey and the Cosmopolitans starting at 5:30.