Entertainment Update for Oct. 17, 2012

Acrobat show scheduled Nov. 1

Columbia Center for the Arts presents a unique world music and dance performance with the Nanda acrobaticalists on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Hood River Middle School. Nanda’s show, titled “The Jacket,” is teeming with juggling, acrobatics and martial arts. The show combines comedy and irreverent pop-culture references for an entirely original performance.

Tickets are available online at www.columbiaarts.org, at Columbia Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., and at Waucoma Bookstore in downtown Hood River. Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, $12 for children 11 and under.

The Marvins at Everybody’s

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The Marvins play Everybody's Brewing on Oct. 19

“The Marvins have been an active force in the rebirth of the folk-rock scene in Detroit. The singing/song-writing duo of Peter LeClair and Carmen Paradise have been at work for 15 years, bringing their unique blend of various genres through the organic delivery of their acoustic instruments, honest lyrics and earthy voices. Whether it is influenced by rock, pop, jazz, hip hop or bluegrass, or all of the above, their music always has a way of making the listener feel like they have known them as family their whole lives.” Friday, Oct. 19, 9:30 p.m., no cover charge. Everybody’s Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.

Barlow Road at Trout Lake Inn

The infamous Americana band Barlow Road will be playing this Saturday, Oct. 20, at the historic Trout Lake Inn. Show starts at 9 p.m. and there will be a $5 cover. Trout Lake Country Inn, 15 Guler Road, Trout Lake, Wash.; 509-395-3667.

Rich Wilkins at The Pines

This week at The Pines Tasting Room in Hood River:

Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. Kerry Williams & Co.

Quench your thirst and musical cravings Thursday night at The Pines. Join Kerry Williams and his musical compadres as they rock The Pines with their impromptu solos and smooth vocals.

Friday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. Rich Wilkins Blues Band.

Come in and dance the night away. Rich and the crew play a great selection of dance music — you won’t want to leave the dance floor!

Shook Twins at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Oct. 19: Brothers Young 9 p.m. – Anti-Anti Folk Rock

The Brothers Young is a band which features three actual brothers, actually named “Young.” The group, formed by Dustin, Michael and Dillon, often sing in a baritone unison, of world-weariness, caution and betrayal — sometimes bursting into open-ended Gregorian harmonies.

Saturday, Oct. 20: Shook Twins 9 p.m. – Quirky Folk

Born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho, Shook Twins are a quirky folk band now hailing from coniferous forested Portland. Identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook and Kyle Volkman form the core trio. Central elements of the Shook Twins sound include banjo, guitar, upright bass, mandolin, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, djembe and their signature golden egg. Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

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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