Entertainment Update for Oct. 24, 2012

Funkship Columbia, Halloween benefit at The Pines Oct. 26

This week at The Pines Tasting Room:

Thursday, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m. Kerry Williams & Co.

Friday, Oct. 26, 7-10 p.m. Halloween Party with Funkship Columbia, a benefit for FISH food bank. Grab your ghoulish gear, put on your dancing shoes, and head down to The Pines for our Halloween Party with live music by the groooovy Funkship Columbia. This is a benefit for FISH food bank so there is a $10 suggested donation at the door or 4 cans of food. This show is 21+ only. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 28, 3-6 p.m. Hood River Jazz Theater. Enjoy an afternoon of live music by this fun, energetic bunch of local musicians. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 State St., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

Flamenco in The Dalles Oct. 29

Flamenco dancer and Seattle-native, Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show, “Por el Flamenco,” to the Columbia Gorge Community College campus on Monday, Oct. 29. Fuentes has independently produced over 100 performances and workshops in the Northwest region with internationally recognized Flamenco artists. Her latest production is a presentation of pure and traditional Flamenco music and dance.

She will be joined by master Gypsy Flamenco singer Jesus Montoya of Seville, Bulgarian guitarist Bobby de Sofia and dancer Ricardo Chavez of Los Angeles. The 7:30 p.m. performance is the eleventh stop on her most extensive tour to date; 18 performances in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, student/low-income $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Kids $8, available at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Halloween party at Civic Oct. 27

Come support the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles with a free ’60s Dance Party in the theater on Saturday, Oct. 27. Enjoy the sounds of a real ’60s band, The Sceptres, featuring drummer and radio show host Dan Ross of the music program “Off The Beaten Track.”

Music at Gallery 301 Oct. 26

The Hood River Jazz Theater will entertain at The Gallery 301 Friday, Oct. 26, starting at 5 p.m. Come by and see new artwork by internationally celebrated Parisian painter Jean-Baptiste Oh.

Coming up: a celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with installation by local artists Nate Chavez and mEugene Mathes with Kelly Phipps, Lisa Peterson and Tracy Klas contributing. Installation will be unveiled Friday, Nov. 2. The Gallery 301, corner of Oak and Third, downtown Hood River, 541-436-0281.

Tony Furtado at CEBU Oct. 26

Friday, Oct. 26: Tony Furtado & Luke Price 9:30 p.m. – Banjo, fiddle and electric guitar masters.

Banjo master Tony Furtado returns to Cebu Lounge, joined by two-time National Fiddle Champion, Luke Price. “Tony Furtado is an indie record label’s dream artist. An enthralling live performer, he has lived primarily on the road for the last two decades. Tony is gregarious, insanely talented, engaging and entertaining, on and off stage.”

Saturday, Oct. 27: The Police Cars 9:30 p.m. – Mostly covers of The Police and The Cars. This side-project of Resolectrics frontman Tate Peterson plays an array of mostly Police and Cars cover songs. Get your pre-Halloween 80’s fix on! Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Cookbook author Lynne Curry visits the Gorge Oct. 25-26

“Pure Beef” is a friendly, expert guide for everyone looking to nourish themselves and their families with wholesome, well-raised beef. Based on author Lynne Curry’s 10-year experience cooking grassfed beef and living among the people who raise it, this book connects you to a joyful, practical and mindful way of eating meat.

On Thursday, Oct. 25, Curry will be doing a cooking demonstration at the Hood River Farmers Market. On Friday, Oct. 26, Solstice Woodfire Cafe will be hosting a book signing and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m.

Rich Wilkins plays Oct. 27

Catch the Rich Wilkins Blues Band on Saturday Oct. 27, 6:30-9:30 p.m. for a Halloween costume party at 1301 Steak & Spirits, on the heights in Hood River.

Halloween dance; diabetes benefit Oct. 27

The second annual Halloween Dance to Destroy Diabetes is Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Pint Shack in Hood River. Raffles and prizes for best costume with live music performances from Smudgepot, DJ Groc and more. Artist Doug Rosling will be auctioning a painting — created live at the party. $5 admission benefits the American Diabetes Association.

Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@hood rivernews.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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