A celebration of independent film.
Screen & Stage
The BendFilm Festival, coming soon on October 6-9, transforms our recreational haven into a town obsessed with independent films and those who make them. Film-loving citizens and visitors gather in movie theaters, lecture halls, music rooms and event spaces to behold the wonderful work of talented independent filmmakers.
And the filmmakers that travel to the fest? They delight in our collective embrace as we treat them like royalty. In return, they enrich our festival experience with their insight, creativity and passion, which they share generously at post-screening Q&As, panel discussions, parties and wherever they go.
Our event offers much more than marathon film watching; Bend is intoxicated with the overwhelming presence of cinema. Day and night, the energy is palpable. Everyone you see on the sidewalks, in the restaurants, at the bars—makes, loves or has an opinion about… film. The many serendipitous encounters, between fellow pass-holders and with our beloved filmmakers, generate lively exchanges, inspired connections and memorable moments for all.
You’ve come to love CTC because it puts local residents on stage and backstage in productions that far exceed expectations of what “community theatre” is supposed to be.
Putting local residents on-stage and back-stage in local productions
IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild is an outdoor concert series in stunning landscapes that showcase Oregon industry, history and culture. We bring a 9-foot Steinway grand piano to the middle of forests, fields, calderas and historical sites for classical music concerts. To meet the acoustical challenges of performing in the wild, music is transmitted via wireless headphones. No longer confined to seats, you can explore the landscape, wander through secret glens, lie in sunny meadows, and roam old growth forests. Event Schedule
In the spirit of the Works Progress Administration’s (WPA) Federal Music and Theatre Projects, which presented thousands of free concerts and plays in theaters, public spaces and parks across the country during the Depression, IN A LANDSCAPE events are offered primarily in rural communities for free or on a donation basis.
Classical pianist and native Oregonian Hunter Noack uses literature, visual art, dance, drama, and design to create a more dynamic classical music experience. Winner of the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, the coLABorate Award in London, Moritzburg Audience Prize in Germany, and director of numerous cross-arts collaborations in the U.S and Europe, NY’s Rising Star Piano Series calls Hunter “a true artist in a renaissance sense of the word.” Raised in Sunriver, Oregon and is now based in Portland, Oregon, Hunter most recently created “In a Landscape: Classical Music in the Wild” with government support from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, just as millions of Americans from 1935-1943 were hired by the U.S. Work Projects Administration (WPA). Timberline Lodge, one of the series’ seven venues, was built during this program. The WPA also employed over 40,000 musicians, artists, writers, actors and directors to complete individual cultural projects as part of the WPA’s Federal Project Number One. Seventy-some years later, “In a Landscape” is Hunter’s testimony to the possibilities for public benefit when society supports the visions and productions of individual artists.
Classical events near Bend and Sunriver, Oregon.
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KKB Events specializes in event logistics to connect people in memorable and engaging face-to-face, well organized gatherings. Our experienced staff located in Bend, Oregon embraces the details to create unique experiences through creative planning and flawless execution.
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McMenamins Old St. Francis Pub is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the pub’s deep booths and original artwork make for a comfortable spot to linger over any meal. Set in the former Catholic school’s main building, the pub offers hearty pub fare, handcrafted ales brewed right downstairs in the onsite brewery and seasonal weekly specials.
On warm days, guests can sit in the outside courtyard to enjoy their food and drinks al fresco.
On crisp, cool evenings, the Fireside Bar at McMenamins Old St. Francis invites visitors (21 and over) in with a warming fire, cozy surroundings and a variety of ales, wines and spirits. A pool table offers the opportunity to take a shot or two and the pub menu means guests won’t get hungry while enjoying the friendly atmosphere.
The Fireside Bar is open late for those looking for a midnight snack or a handcrafted pint, wine or spirit.
Situated in the former Catholic schoolhouse’s former garage set back beyond the parking lot, O’Kanes McMenamins Old St. Francis offers guests a relaxed atmosphere and delightful area to dine on delicious pub fare or enjoy a pint of handcrafted ale.
O’Kanes’ McMenamins Old St. Francis cozy spaces are the perfect destination for friends in search of a welcoming atmosphere, lively conversation and good food. Stay inside during inclement weather or join the party outside around the fire pits during warm and cool months.
The Old St. Francis School, conveniently located in downtown Bend, was transformed from 1936 Catholic schoolhouse to, in 2004, a hotel complete with classrooms-turned-lodging rooms, a pub, brewery, a movie theater, private meeting/event space, live music bookings, and a fantastic soaking pool that beckons day travelers, shoppers, hikers, skiers and outdoor adventurers alike.
In 2016 we completed two additional buildings – the Art House & Ed house – bringing our total number of guestrooms to 60. Optional amenities include patios, suites and kitchenettes, but all rooms have their own bathrooms.
We honor the property’s former life by featuring extensive artwork that pays homage to the history of the school and the surrounding community. Photos, memorabilia, our artists’ renderings and students’ artwork adorn the walls, making the hotel a unique gallery of sorts. Take note of the unusual custom-made light fixtures and absolutely stunning tile mosaics that surround the soaking pool. And in the Art and Ed Houses, wander slowly to discover secret hallways, secret rooms and a secret bar!
Old St. Francis School allows pets on the side patios and in hotel rooms for a $15 fee.
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Historic campus hotel, brewpub, movie theater, soaking pool and more!
There’s no shortage of lodging in Sisters. Whether you’re looking for a romantic spot for you and your partner after the Sisters Rhythm & Brews Festival, a house for you and your friends, or a budget-friendly night in the wilderness, Sisters has something for you.
We are proud to say that Sisters Rhythm and Brews Festival is not an all-for-profit company. The Festival will give back to the Sisters community by donating proceeds to local nonprofits and charities specializing in housing and empowering youth and families, such as the Heart of Oregon Corps YouthBuild Program and Sisters Habitat for Humanity.
We here at Sisters Rhythm and Brews want to be good stewards to the environment. It is our goal to be responsible about our waste and ask that you join us in our efforts.
We are excited to offer commemorative beer cups for you to fill and refill at the beer gardens. Not only will you help us cut down on our plastic waste, but you’ll get a nifty souvenir by purchasing a glass.
In addition we will serve out of compostable cups in the beer gardens.
We also encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle from home to stay hydrated – we will provide water bottle filling stations at each of our stage locations. Help us cut down the amount of plastic waste we produce.
Join us for the Sisters Rhythm and Brews Festival – August 3-4, 2018 it’s a two-day music event nestled in the small town of Sisters, Oregon. Our vision is to bring high-quality blues musicians to Central Oregon while supporting the local community. 2 STAGES, MULTIPLE PERFORMANCES Multiple artists will be performing multiple times at the Sisters […]
Sunriver Stars Community Theater is the vision of Artistic Director, Victoria Kristy-Zalewski. With more than 40 years’ experience directing children’s theater in Arizona, California and Washington State, this Sunriver home owner has started this new company with a handful of local volunteers.
Sunriver Stars is an all volunteer Community Theater group. All positions from the Artistic Director on down are non-paid positions and, as such, require a strong commitment to the work at hand. This creative group produces several theater productions each year. Check out our Facebook Page for the most current production.
Sunriver Stars Community Theater is the vision of Artistic Director, Victoria Kristy-Zalewski. With more than 40 years’ experience directing children’s theater in Arizona, California and Washington State, this Sunriver home owner has started this new company with a handful of local volunteers. Sunriver Stars is an all volunteer Community Theater group. All positions from the […]
Since 1940, the iconic Tower Theatre has been the center of downtown Bend. Fully renovated in 2004, the Art Deco Moderne venue remains Central Oregon’s premier stage. This vibrant community gathering place hosts nationally and internationally acclaimed performances ranging from music, theater comedy, to films, educational opportunities, civic gatherings and social events.
The Tower Theatre is a hub for culture, connections, and artistic experiences. It is “Bend’s Living Room.” Hundreds of nonprofit and community organizations use our stage each year. And the next generation of theatre-goers enjoy LessonPLAN programs that engage their minds and hearts.
The nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation believes the performing arts strengthen our community and improve our lifestyle. We’re committed to providing top-quality events and educational programs. But the Tower does not run on ticket sales alone. Donations are appreciated.
The Crown Jewel of Bend’s performing arts community