Piano Showcase

7:30 pm | Saturday, March 16 – Tower Theatre, Downtown Bend

featuring pianists Sean Chen and Arthur Migliazza

The 6th Annual Piano Showcase at the Tower Theatre features acclaimed classical pianist Sean Chen and award-winning blues and boogie woogie pianist Arthur Migliazza.

This multi-genre event—including a masterclass, workshop and diverse concert program—celebrates the versatility and virtuosity of the piano.

Sean Chen is a genius at displaying the virtuosity and versatility of the piano. An award-winning classical pianist (Cliburn International Piano Competition, American Pianists Awards), Chen is also in demand for creative collaborations and commissions. His exceptional transcriptions for the piano range from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony to video game music and everything in between. Chen’s musical flexibility is a perfect fit for this event’s emphasis on the uniqueness of blending genres. Currently Artist-in-Residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, he continues to appear in solo and concerto performances throughout the United States and has been featured with the Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra several times.

Arthur Migliazza began playing the piano professionally at the age of 13. It was through his love of blues music and his dedication to the piano that he came under the wing of such mentors/teachers as Henry Butler, Ann Rabson and Mr. B.  He has been inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, was a finalist at the 2010 and 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, and in his 30+ years of performing has played on some of the world’s greatest stages, including Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow as part of the sold out Kings of Boogie Tour, Birdland Jazz Club in New York City, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, as well as on National Public Radio in the US.

Tickets: sunrivermusicfestival.com


The Jugulars

Saturday, March 9 at Legend NW Cider Co. in La Pine

Bingo at Village Bar & Grill

6:30 p.m. Monday, March 11

To benefit the Rotary Club of Sunriver-La Pine

Career Fair

7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Friday, March 15

La Pine High School Library

Pancake Breakfast

8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16

“Know Coast” this March with

Deschutes Public Library

Fiber Arts Seascape Workshop*

Artist Anastasia Zielinski shares her unique collage technique to make a fiber-based seascape “painting” all your own. Add personal scrap materials to create a layered and visually stunning seascape. Registration required. 

· Saturday, March 16 • 1:30 p.m. • East Bend Library | 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend

Soul of the Skagit

Local photographer and author Christian Murillo shares stories of climate change, conservation, and connection from the Skagit River. Take a deep dive to learn about one of America’s great rivers.

· Saturday, March 23 • 3 p.m. • East Bend Library | 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend

· Tuesday, March 26 • 6 p.m. • Becky Johnson Community Center | 412 SW 8th Street, Redmond


Discover simple recipes that can be prepared with fresh Pacific Coast seafood. Hear about sustainable seafood selection, how to make ceviche safe to eat, and sample three different ceviche recipes. Registration required.

· Wednesday, March 27 • 5:30 p.m. • Arome | 432 SW 6th Street, Redmond

For more information about these programs, please visit the library website at www.deschuteslibrary.orgPeople with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz Goodrich at lizg@deschuteslibrary.org or 541-312-1032. 

Easter Services at churches in Sunriver

All are welcome to attend

Easter Services

Backcountry Film Festival

Saturday, March 2 at SHARC

Doors open at 6 pm, Films start at 6:30 pm and end at 9 pm.


Backcountry Film Festival

22nd Annual Crab Feed

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9

Presented by the La Pine Frontier Days Association. Tickets are $50 per person in advance (no tickets sold at the door). Buy tickets on-line using this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/22nd-annual-crab-feed-tickets-771764136307 or call the La Pine Chamber at 541-536-9771, La Pine Frontier Days at 541-536-7821. Tickets available for purchase at the La Pine Chamber at 51375 Huntington Rd, and at La Pine Ace Hardware.

Sportsman’s Show

Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10


Plein air exhibit, reception

at Nancy McGrath Green Gallery

Now to April 1 at Sunriver Christian Fellowship

Tickets go on sale on March 1

Art Meets Wine in the High Desert

Saturday, May 4 at SHARC

Sip & Paint

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28


Free Acting Workshop

3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21

Sunriver Stars Community Theater (SSCT) will kick off its 2024 season in March with a free acting workshop in collaboration with professional actor Patrick Osteen, and Sunriver You. Patrick Osteen is a Broadway actor who, with his father, Sunriver resident Tom Osteen, formed their own performance company Rhinoleap Productions. 

The workshop is open to those 12+ (as one is never too old to be a star!). Attendees are encouraged to bring play scripts and materials they would like to work on, and the presenters will have some on hand for those who need them. Participants will divide into small groups and prepare a scene to present, exploring ways to express authentic and personal reactions to the scene material while practicing techniques such as breathing control and focus. Instructors will guide and suggest techniques to improve their performance. Take advantage of the opportunity to hone your acting skills under the direction of professional and other experienced performers.

The workshop will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 at SHARC, 57250 Overlook Road in Sunriver. Those interested should register at sunriveryou.com.

Sip, Savor and Stroll at Sunriver Resort

Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23

Sunriver Resort invites you to sip, savor and stroll at its Wine & Cuisine Stroll from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23. The fun and festive event features tastings from Oregon, Washington, and California wineries, creative bites from the executive culinary team, and live music! Your ticket includes a complimentary tasting glass, appetizers, wine tastings, and entry to the Wine & Cuisine Stroll. Availability is limited and reservations are required.

“An Iliad”

Save the Dates: March 22 and 23

In addition to the acting workshop, Patrick Osteen will be performing “An Iliad.” a captivating theatrical experience at the Sunriver Brewery Taproom in the Sunriver Business Park on March 22 and March 23.