April 16 Entertainment Update

April 16, 2011


Celebrate the spring season on Tuesday, April 19, with acoustic music and more from Kerry Williams. Music goes from 7-10 p.m. and there is no cover charge. Springhouse Cellar, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River.

Radio Cowboy at Naked Winery

Friday, April 15, 4-7 p.m. Kit Garoutte — Celebrate that the tax season is over with Kit as he shows his solid musicianship by seamlessly blending his influences into an original, organic sound. It's jazz, rock and new acoustic mixed with inventive songwriting.

Saturday, April 16, 7-10 p.m. Radio Cowboy — A trio of accomplished songwriters, including Heather Christie, Philip Pelletier and David Miottel. Combining sounds inspired by artists like, Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, Gillian Welch, Counting Crows, Emmy Lou Harris and Mark Knopfler Radio Cowboy transmits just the haunting, melodious groove you want to tune in and ride.

Sunday, April 17, 5-7 p.m. Ben Bonham — Ben’s guitar playing is rooted in the music of pre-radio America when all music was live and styles weren’t pigeonholed. You might catch him playing country blues, ragtime, vintage swing, Delta blues, folk, jazz, old-time country and Hawaiian.

Monday, April 18, 7-10 p.m. — Naked Winery’s open mic/Jam hosted by Les Vaughn.

Williams at Springhouse April 19

Celebrate the spring season on Tuesday, April 19, with acoustic music and more from Kerry Williams. Music goes from 7-10 p.m. and there is no cover charge. Springhouse Cellar, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.

Bellydancing at Solstice

Join Solstice Wood Fire Cafe in Bingen for a live bellydance performance with the Columbia Gorge Dancers on Friday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. No cover charge. Solstice Wood Fire Cafe, 415 W. Steuben, Bingen, Wash.; 509-493-4006.

Beach plays Thirsty Woman

The Thirsty Woman Pub presents American soul-singer songwriter Rian Beach on Saturday, April 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. No cover — always a good time. Thirsty Woman Pub, 904 Second Ave., Mosier; 541-478-0199.

Open Mic at Ananas April 16

Ananas Boutique and Copa Cabana in The Dalles is having a musician’s Open Mic Night on Saturday, April 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ananas Boutique, 414 E. Second St., The Dalles; 541-296-1110.

Full Sail helps GGFN April 21

Come “Meet the Brewer and the Beer” at Full Sail in Hood River on Thursday, April 21, from 5-6:30 p.m. Brewer Josh Pfriem has created “Josh's Spring Has Sprung,” a Cascadian blonde ale. A portion of the proceeds supports the Gorge Grown Food Network. For more information call 541-386-2247

Way Downs play April 15

The Way Downs pull their sound from a gold mine of pre-disco funk — the same tracks now sampled widely by DJ’s and producers all over the world. Join their good-time, groove-based dance music at Everybody’s Brewing on Friday, April 15, starting at 9 p.m. Everybody’s Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.

‘Duende de Lorca’ April 22

Columbia Center for the Arts is proud to present “Duende de Lorca,” a new bilingual play by Teatro Milagro, on Friday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. “Duende de Lorca” is the story of Federico García Lorca, who is celebrated the world over for his poetry, music and plays. At the age of 27, Lorca was still a struggling artist living with his parents, staging puppet plays that were laughed off the stage by the critics. His need for freedom fueled his desire to succeed. In search of “duende” (heightened emotional awareness), his travels through New York and Cuba became a quest for cultural integration and gender acceptance. “Duende de Lorca” follows the early years of Lorca’s early successes from the opening night of Mariana Pineda, followed by the printing of “Gypsy Ballads” and “Poet in New York.” Audiences will share in his triumphs and failures and his relationships with Salvador Dali, Melchor Almagro, Emilio Aladren and others as his journey from New York to Cuba shapes his life and his art. This is a one-night only performance by Teatro Milagro. Tickets are available at Columbia Arts and Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River, and online at www.columbiaarts.org. Ticket prices are $5.

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

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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"

Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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