Feb. 16 Entertainment Update

Feb. 16, 2011


Kate Power and Steve Einhorn

Elevated at Waucoma Club

Underground hip-hop band Elevated will be appearing with DJ Weather and friends at The Waucoma Club on Saturday, Feb. 19, starting at 9:30 p.m. Give a listen at www.elevatedhiphop.com. The Waucoma Club, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583

Gorge Hafla dance Feb. 26

In Arabic, "Hafla" means "party," and for belly-dancers, a Hafla is a gathering where everyone celebrates the art of dance. Dancers perform in an informal atmosphere and there is open-floor dancing for everyone. The Gorge Hafla Dance Party is on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Bingen Theater starting at 6 p.m. The event will feature many styles of dance, with dancers from Oregon and Washington and a live band, The Underscore Orkestra, playing a blend of Balkan, Klezmer, gypsy jazz and swing. Vendors will be on hand with jewelry, clothing and dance costumes. The $5 cover charge includes a raffle ticket for prizes. If you would like to perform at the event please e-mail Colette Todorov (colette@scarletthistlestudio.com) or Anne Key (anne@rabbitmurmurs.org).

Solstice anniversary party

Celebrate Solstice's 4-year anniversary this weekend, Feb 18-21, with live belly dancing Friday at 7:30 p.m., fire dancers on Sunday at 5:30 and 7 p.m. and live music with Joel Valle on Monday from 6-8 p.m. Solstice Wood Fire Cafe, 415 W. Steuben, Bingen, Wash.; 509-493-4006.

Calling all talent in the Columbia Gorge!

Lip Sync talent that is, for the Lip Sync Challenge on March 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts. This is your time to show your stuff in a fun party atmosphere. Bring out your favorite talent in costumes, comedic performance, dance or whatever makes your lips move. Individuals and teams can join. It's a great way to have fun with colleagues from work, with your book club or your craziest friends. And it's free to perform! There will be a dress rehearsal on March 6 at 4 p.m. Guest judges will be there to crown the Lip Sync Challenger of the Year and you could also win the Audience Lip Sync Challenge Choice. Audience members will be able to vote for their favorite act. So pull that talent out of the closet and sign up soon for the inaugural Lip Sync Challenge.

For more information or a viewing of the sample Lip Sync video, call Jacquie Barone at 541-530-2467 or e-mail at hobo@gorge.net, or contact Catherine Butler at performance@columbiaarts.org.

Special Purpose at Double Mt.

February is packed with music at Double Mountain Brewery. Music starts at 8 p.m. and there is no cover charge. Feb. 18 Kenny Lavitz; Feb. 19 The Special Purpose; Feb. 25 Tony Smiley; Feb. 26 Lone Madrone. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.

Full Sail helps SMART Feb. 17

Come "Meet the Brewer and the Beer" on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Full Sail will release its new Brewer's Share Beer, The Revelator, brewed by Chris Davis. A portion of the proceeds supports the Hood River Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) literacy program. Full Sail Tasting Room and Pub, 506 Columbia St., Hood River; 541-386-2247.

Hillbillies at HR Hotel

The Hood River Hotel welcomes the jazz of Blue Day with Suzie Sinclair (vocal), Bill Irish (guitar) and Susan Crowley (bass) on Friday, Feb. 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Monday, Feb. 21, the Hapa Hillbillies will be on hand. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. Hood River Hotel, 106 Oak St., Hood River; 541-386-1900.

Power, Einhorn play concert

Folk musicians Kate Power and Steve Einhorn have been on Garrison Keillor's radio show and well-known to listeners here in the NW. Catch them on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m., right here in Hood River at a house concert at Paul Blackburn's house, 401 Montello. Call 541-387-4011 for more information.

Whitewater film fest Feb. 16

On Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. plan on joining Columbia Center for the Arts for the premiere of the new movie: "Wildwater" by Anson Fogel and Doug Ammons, described as "the first great whitewater river film, showing the art of paddling, the sheer beauty of rivers, and how they change us." World-class kayaker Doug Ammons will be your host for the evening providing insight into all the films. Four additional short films for the evening will include: "The Ashlu," "Run Rogue Run," "Seasons: Fall Kayaking the White Salmon River with Kate Wagner" and "The Great Migration." Skip Armstrong will be on hand for questions and answer as well as an American Rivers representative. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.

Lolo Motion at The Pines

Join Kerry Williams and his musical compadres as they rock The Pines Thursday, Feb. 17, with their impromptu solos and smooth vocals. Music is from 6-9 p.m. Henry Schifter and company return on Friday, Feb. 18, with favorites from the jazz standard songbook, from 6-9 p.m. This local singer carries you away with his smooth melodies and heartfelt music. On Saturday, Feb. 19, Lolo Motion brings upbeat designs to the Pines Tasting Room. Special guests will sit in to help us "form the funk." Don't forget your dancing shoes. Music is from 6-9 p.m. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 State St., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

'Radio Cowboy' at Naked Winery

Saturday, Feb. 19, 7-10 p.m.:

Radio Cowboy is a trio of accomplished songwriters, including Heather Christie, Philip Pelletier and David Miottel. RC combines sounds inspired by artists like Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, Gillian Welch and Counting Crows creating a harmony-loaded, atmospheric twang that everyone enjoys.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 5-7 p.m.:

Cameron Ferguson. Come check out local singer/guitarist Cameron Ferguson and his take on a diverse set of cover tunes.

Monday, Feb. 21, 7-10 p.m.:

Naked Winery's open mic/Jam hosted by Les Vaughn.

Naked Winery, 102 Second St., Hood River; 800-666-9303.

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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