Entertainment Listings

January 18, 2006

Got a gig? Let us know!

The Hood River News welcomes entertainment items and will list them as space allows. Local bands are especially encouraged. Include time, place, date of show, and contact information. Listings can be emailed to jdrake@eaglenewspapers.com, or dropped off at the Hood River News, 419 State St., Hood River.

‘Absynth,’ Barnes at River City

On Thursday, Jan. 19, it’s the Absynth Quintet, capturing “the essence of cutting edge acoustic music, landing somewhere on the spectrum between jazz and bluegrass.” On Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21, catch Victor Barnes. Hailing from Colorado, Barnes “has been wearing out shoes on dance floors from Seattle to New Orleans with his original style of bluegrass-infused music since 1999.” River City Saloon is at 205 Cascade Ave., in Hood River. Call 387-BLUES for more information.

Film festival seeks entries

The 2006 Parkdale Film Festival is seeking film submissions. The deadline for films is March 15 (the festival date is May 6). DVD or VHS formats are accepted, and there is no entry fee. A signed film submission form is required and forms are available at www.parkdalefilmfestival.com For more information, e-mail hrfilms@hotmail.com

Family concerts at Sushi Okalani

Sushi Okalani is presenting a free family concert series as part of the “Aloha Sundays” celebration. On Sunday, Jan. 22, Victor Johnson will perform songs from his recent children's music CD, from 4-6 p.m. Sushi Okalani, 109 First St., Hood River; 386-7423.

Grant, more at CEBU Lounge

Best Western Hood River Inn announces that every third Wednesday of the month, beginning Jan. 18, Tom Grant will be playing in the CEBU Bamboo Lounge from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tom Grant, a master instrumentalist and talented singer, will be joined by various jazz artists from around the Northwest.

On Saturday, Jan. 21, catch local trio Peabody’s Daughter from 9-midnight. Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 East Marina Way, (800) 828-7873.

The Dalles Theatre Co. presents

‘The Nit Wits’

The Theatre Company of The Dalles presents the “Nit Wits,” a comedy play by Glenn Hughes at The Little Theater (Building 2), at Columbia Gorge Community College. Performance dates are Feb. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, & 18 with a showtime of 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Klindt’s Book Sellers in The Dalles or at the door. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $5 for children under 12. “Enjoy this grand cast of characters and an evening out of the house to laugh at this completely nutty comedy.” For more information contact Sharron at (541) 370-2513.

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Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@eaglenewspapers.com

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