Arts and Entertainment

Regardless of what some may say, the weather on the Southern Oregon Coast is pleasant and mild much of the time. Summers are warm and sunny, and, as part of the Oregon Coast’s “banana belt”, winter temperatures are known to get into the upper 60s...

Nature has done a spectacular job in creating for Bandon some of the finest art in the world in its beaches, ocean and wildlife. Bandon’s humans, however, create some very fine art of a different sort. Bandon’s creative presence is evident in music, numerous galleries, community...

The winter rain on Oregon’s South Coast is a bit of a mixed blessing.  We love the fact that it means green trees and plants and that it secures our water sources, but it also means many of our outdoor activities become a little less...

Bandon is one place that does the holidays well.  Holiday happenings abound in our fair town, and with a bit of planning, it’s possible to get to all of them! Community Thanksgiving Dinner, November 23 The holidays kick off with the annual free Thanksgiving dinner at The...

The Cranberry Festival is coming! Bandon has a long tradition of cranberry farming.  The tart red berries have been grown in bogs here since the 1860s, and the town has celebrated the annual harvest in through the Cranberry Festival since 1946. The schedule for this year’s Cranberry...

Are you off to see the wizard?  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz? If you haven’t yet purchased your tickets to see the Bandon Playhouse’s production of “The Wizard of Oz,” it’s time to do it.  To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic fantasy story’s adaptation...

It’s summertime, and that means gardens full of color and life.  The Southern Coos Hospital’s latest quarterly art show, entitled “How Does Your Garden Grow?” is focused on those very topics for the season. The official opening of “How Does Your Garden Grow?” was celebrated with...

The boardwalk along the Coquille River is looking particularly colorful lately, thanks to an unusual, annual art show featuring local and regional artists.  “Neat, but how original is that, really?” you might ask.  Many things make the Bandon Boardwalk Art Show unique. Every year since 2002, this...

The first art show at the Bandon Library this summer is the 3rd Annual Mosaic Show entitled “Piece by Piece: Finding Inspiration in Materials.”  As always in the library art shows, several artists are local and regional, but this 3rd annual show includes artists from...

With its frequent theater productions, art shows, and musical performances, the South Coast is without a doubt a center of culture for Southern Oregon, and the South Coast Folk Society, an all-volunteer, nonprofit educational organization, helps make up the depth of culture.   The South Coast...

Saturday marked the 23rd annual Wine and Cheese Extravaganza, and the Rotary Club did not disappoint. Easily 150 people or more ate cheese, drank wine, bid on auction items, won prizes, laughed, and generally had a good time, thanks to the hard working Rotarians and...

Thanks to a generous funding from The Oregon Cultural Trust, The Oregon Community Foundation and The Country Dance & Song Society, musicians from Port Orford, Bandon, Coquille, Coos Bay, and Myrtle Point have been working hard to prepare for a weekend of contra dancing and a...