Entertainment Update for Nov. 24, 2012

‘Pigs on the Wing’ at Waucoma club Nov. 30

Pink Floyd cover band Pigs on the Wing land at the Waucoma Club in Hood River on Friday, Nov 30. No cover charge; two sets of music start at 9 p.m. 21 and over. The Waucoma Club, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.

Cowboy gathering Nov. 24

On Saturday, Nov. 24, the historic The Dalles Civic Auditorium is the place for the 6th annual Columbia Gorge Cowboy Gathering presented by Columbia State Bank and the Fort Dalles Riders.

The afternoon show, from 1-5 p.m., is free to the public. It’s an open mic show, so come on down and share a poem, story or song, or just listen to everybody else share theirs. The ticketed evening show (doors open at 6:15 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.), features singer Keeter Stuart, cowboy poet Duane Nelson, and singer-songwriter Adrian, aka Buckaroogirl. Western Horseman Magazine calls her “western music’s answer to Taylor Swift.”

Admission to the evening show is $20, and tickets are available at The Feed Shack, Klindt’s Booksellers, The Dalles Chamber of Commerce and at the door. For more information, go to: thedallescivic.org, or call 541-296-5953.

United Way benefit Dec. 9 with Aaron Meyer

It’s a holiday benefit concert with violinist Aaron Meyer and his 6-piece band on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3:30 p.m. at the Gorge Room at Best Western Plus in Hood River. Preferred seating tickets are $45, which includes a pre-concert party with Aaron at 2:15 p.m. General admission is $20, kids (under 12) $15. Tickets on sale at Waucoma Bookstore and Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, or email unitedway@gorge.net. All proceeds benefit United Way of the Columbia Gorge. Concert is sponsored by Hood River Inn, Insitu, Pacific Power, Hood River Physical Therapy, Hood River Sister City program, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, Hood River Distillers, Hood Technology and Don and Bonnie Benton.

Clambake Jazz at Solstice Cafe

Join Solstice Cafe in Bingen on Friday, Nov. 23, for free live music with Joey Appel and Clambake Jazz. It's going to be a cozy evening by the wood-fire oven with music from 6-8 p.m. Join the fun every Monday night at Solstice for live music with the Liberty Bond Jug Band from 6-8 p.m. Solstice Wood Fire Cafe, 415 W. Steuben,

Bingen, Wash.; 509-493-4006.

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

Bill Rhoades, Tess Barr at CEBU

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Nov. 23: Bill Rhoades & the Party Kings, 9:30 p.m. – Harp Driven, House Rockin’ Electric Blues.

Bill Rhoades has been called the "Godfather" of the Northwest Blues scene. Growing up in Eugene, Rhoades became interested in the blues in the mid 1960s by listening to the British Invasion groups. In the early 1970s he formed his first band “The Rhythm Kings.”

Saturday, Nov. 24: Tess Barr Blues Band 9:30 p.m. – Raw, Rockin’ Blues, Gorge-style. Hood River’s own Tess Barr and crew play a broad range of soulful blues favorites and original tunes. Come see why they are the Gorge’s favorite blues band.

Old-Fashioned Open House

An Old-Fashioned Holiday Open House will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fort Dalles Museum's Anderson House, 500 W. 16th Street, The Dalles.

Bring your camera and your kids or grandkids to take a photo with Santa, who will be handing out candy canes.

Lots of gift items and stocking stuffers will be for sale at the Fort Dalles Museum Surgeon’s Quarters across the street. There will be music, and cookies and hot cider will be served. A raffle will be held for a watercolor painting of Fort Dalles. The drawing will be at 3:30 p.m.

This is a combined event for Fort Dalles Museum, the Original Wasco County Courthouse, and Wasco County Historical Society. For more information go to www.historicthedalles.org or call Fort Dalles Museum at 541-296-4547.

‘Inside Job’ screens Nov. 28

Columbia Center for the Arts presents the academy award-winning film “Inside Job” on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. The film will be followed by a panel discussion regarding how the banking and financial industry has changed since 2008. Panelists will be Becky Brun (Gorge Owned Business Network), Craig Ortega (President Columbia State Bank) and Ann Kramer (Oregon Bank Legislation).

Have we solved any of our global financial issues and where is the economy now? What can we do as ordinary citizens to protect ourselves and our future? “Inside Job” provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse.

Run time 120 minutes, rated PG-13. Cost for this film is $5 at the door.

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