Friday, April 19, 2013
Bunzow Band, more at Bingen Theater April 27
It’s a Three Band Americana Extravaganza at the Bingen Theater on Saturday, April 27 — The John Bunzow Band, Barlow Road and the Liberty Bond Jug Band. Music starts at 7 p.m. and there’s a $5 cover charge for this all-ages show. Solstice Pizza will be on hand with the Mobile Pizza Unit. The Bingen Theater is a privately owned, non-profit center for the arts. Its mission is to present quality musical, artistic and cultural offerings to the community. It is located at 210 Oak Street in Bingen.
Earth Day Clean-up April 20
The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles will be holding an Earth Day grounds clean-up, Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the grounds and make the beautiful spring wildflowers stand out even more. Bring your own garden loppers, clippers and gloves and lend a hand. A light lunch will be provided for volunteers who pre-register by April 18. Call Linda Turner, 541-296-8600 ext. 204 to pre-register, or for more information. This event is sponsored by the Columbia Gorge Earth Center and the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.
FISH benefit at White Buffalo
On Sunday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a benefit brunch at White Buffalo Wine Bar & Bistro in Hood River. The cost is $20 with 100 percent of the proceeds going to support the FISH Food Bank Building Project. The brunch will serve farm fresh eggs and sausage from a local Mt. Hood farm, along with French toast, Hood River blueberries and other goodies. Call for reservations. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.
Jazz, Flamenco at Gallery 301
The Hood River Jazz Theater plays the Gallery 301 on Friday, April 19. Mike Stillman will be herding these hep cats, so join them for some raucous music starting at 5 p.m.
Mark your calender for the “Ciudades Northwest Flamenco Tour” on Saturday, May 4. This all-ages show will be an evening of flamenco music and dance featuring singer Jesus Montoya, guitarist Pedro Cortes and dancer Savannah Fuentes. For tickets and more information visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/352230.
The Gallery 301, corner of Oak and Third, downtown Hood River, 541-436-0281.
‘Women in the Dirt’ April 24
Columbia Center for the Arts monthly film series features “Women in the Dirt” on Wednesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. “Women in the Dirt,” by Carolann Stoney, is part of the Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival. Local female landscape designers will be on hand for the film.
“Women in the Dirt” is a documentary about seven groundbreaking landscape architects. Their work ranges from intimate, jewel-like gardens to vast urban projects. Through conversations with the designers in their offices, or outdoors in the stunning spaces they’ve designed, the film explores each woman’s personal aesthetics and approach to her discipline. Columbia Center for the Arts is located at 215 Cascade Ave. in Hood River. This film is not rated. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Groove Project at Naked Winery
The Groove Project is back at Naked Winery in Hood River from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Guitarist Rick Hulett will be joining Tim Mayer, Ryan Kolberg and Tim Ortlieb for the show. The boys are sure to be gettin' “funky to the bone” all nite long. Come get your groove on. Naked Winery, 102 Second St., Hood River; 800-666-9303.
Scott Law at CEBU Lounge
The Scott Law Electric Band headlines both Friday and Saturday (April 19-20) this week at CEBU Lounge. Music is at 9:30 p.m. The band features Scott Law (guitar), Damian Erskine (bass) and Russ Kleiner (drums.) Expect two nights with two different set-lists. Musician-songwriter Scott Law embodies the ideal of the steel-string guitar master.
Scott’s original songs and story-like solos come straight from the heart of rock, rhythm and blues, California country and post-Monroe bluegrass, merging timeless tradition and modern experience into a spontaneous, artful expression. Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.
MacMillan plays Sunshine Mill
Jim MacMillan, Ryan McAlexander and Randy Bell will be performing an evening of all-original eclectic and evolving folk compositions — with a few new ones thrown in — on Friday, April 19, from 7-10 p.m. at the Sunshine Mill in The Dalles.
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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge