January 15 Entertainment update

Jan. 15, 2011

'Process' exhibit opens March 15

Maryhill Museum of Art, one of the Northwest's most enchanting cultural destinations, boasts a world-class collection with more than 80 works by Auguste Rodin, European and American paintings, objects d'art from the palaces of the Queen of Romania, Orthodox icons, unique chess sets, and a stunning collection of Native American basketry, beadwork and artifacts on permanent view. The museum also presents changing exhibitions. During the 2011 season, which runs March 15 to Nov. 15, a special exhibition will be on view, "Process and Presence: Selections from the Museum of Contemporary Craft." It features 40 handmade objects worked in clay, metal, wood and fiber. Among the artists featured are woodworker Sam Maloof, ceramicist Peter Voulkos, jewelry artist Ramona Solberg, glass and ceramic artist Ray Grimm and textile artist Judith Poxson Fawkes.

Comedy at Portage Grill

Comedians Drew Barth and Kermit Apio will be appearing at the Columbia Portage Grill in The Dalles on Friday, Jan. 21, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Comedy legend Gallagher will be appearing on Monday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. $30 advance tickets are available at the Portage Grill, Klindt's Booksellers and Healthy Habits in The Dalles. Shilo Inn, Portage Grill, 3223 Bret Clodfelter Way, The Dalles; 541-298-3287.

McDougall plays Everybody's

Portland based one-man-band "McDougall" announces his fifth full-length album, "Our New Histories," on Sonata Cantata records. "Scott McDougall is a noble little grizzly with precious old-timey wisdom. His songs of travel, discovery and perseverance will purify your everyday lifestyle and bring adventure when driving home from another day at the office." Catch him at Everybody's Brewing on Friday, Jan. 14. "Destroy Nate Allen" opens. Music starts at 9 p.m. Everybody's Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.

Swing, Latin dance class starts

Blue Skies Dance will offer adult swing and Latin dance classes at Springhouse Cellar in Hood River this winter. To register, email dance@blueskiesdance.com or call 503-459-6348. The classes run Monday evenings from Jan. 24 to March 14. Swing class: 5:45-6:45 p.m. Childcare available. No partner or experience required. Cost is $70 per person per class (8 weeks), or $130 if you register for both classes.

Films benefit Mosier School

The Telluride Mountain Film Festival will be shown at Andrew's Skylight Theatre in Hood River on Sunday, Jan. 23, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The 4 p.m. show is geared more for children and the 7 p.m. show is geared for adults. This special show is a benefit for the Mosier Community School and there will be raffle of prizes at intermission. Tickets are on sale at Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River and Klindt's Booksellers in The Dalles. For more information on this fundraising effort contact Nigel Longland at 503-939-0100.

Music Mondays at Solstice

Solstice Cafe continues its Music Mondays series with local and regional acts. There is no cover charge and all shows start at 6 p.m. Jan. 17: Joel Valle; Jan. 24: Richard Tillinghast; Jan. 30: Special TBA. Solstice Wood Fire Cafe, 415 W. Steuben, Bingen, Wash., 509-493-4006.

Sign up for 'Lyp Sync'

Columbia Center for the Arts is looking for performers to participate in the 2011 "Lyp Sync Challenge" on March 12, at 7:30 p.m. You all know about Hood River Valley High School's Air Guitar, and we think it is high time that adults get in on the fun. Gather your group, pick a song (early entries get the best song choices, no duplicate songs) and put together your performance. Each performance may not exceed 5 minutes including prop setup, on/off stage and performance. The performances should be creative in style, costume and showmanship. Teams with one to 15 participants may be entered. There will be a limit of 20 entries. Let's create a fun evening for everyone to enjoy. Contact Jacquie Barone at hobo@gorge.net or Catherine Butler at performance@columbiaarts.org for information on how to get involved. Check out the website www.columbiaarts.org for more information.

Songs of 'Fab 4' at HR Hotel

The Hood River Hotel welcomes the jazz of Mike Stillman and Friends on Friday, Jan. 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Monday, Jan. 17, the Hapa Hillbillies will be doing a special night of music and songs from the Beatles catalog all night long, so come on down and sing along. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. Hood River Hotel, 106 Oak St., Hood River; 386-1900. 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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