Saturday, December 28, 2013
New Year’s Eve planner
Mt. Hood Meadows — Skiing, live music, fine food and fireworks will bring in the new year at Mt. Hood Meadows (along with servings of Brrr Winter Ale presented by Widmer Brothers Brewing).
Enjoy skiing or snowboarding until midnight, fireworks, a dinner buffet and a party with live music by Keegan Smith and The Fam (party for ages 21 and older). Lifts will operate until midnight on New Year’s Eve, with the fireworks starting at 10:15 p.m.
View the fireworks from the base area or from the mountain (but not from the chairlift).
Lifts begin operation at 9 a.m.; if you’re just coming up for the evening you can purchase a Meadows After Dark lift pass from 3 p.m. to midnight for $49.
New Year’s Eve is a showcase for the culinary talents of Executive Chef Manuel Barragan and his team. There are three seatings: 5-6 p.m., 6:15-7:15 p.m., and 8-8:45 p.m. Seating times are issued on a first-come, first-served basis at the concierge desk upon your arrival at Meadows.
See http://bit.ly/19mip24 for details.
Everybody’s Brewing, White Salmon — The Shed Shakers, free champagne toast at midnight.
CEBU Lounge – Euro-Americana band Lolo Motion, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — (Streetside Reny plays Jan. 3 and Sassparilla entertains on Jan. 4.) CEBU is at Best Western Hood River Inn.
Columbia Gorge Hotel – “Murder in the Key of D,” murder mystery party, music by Jamie Nasario; call 541-386-5566.
Hood River Elks Lodge — Larkspur dance band, dinner at 6 p.m., music at 8 p.m.; $45 per couple, call 541-386-1507. (Cost for dance only is $10 per person, 21 and over only)
Double Mountain Brewery — Manimalhouse, sexy, gritty powerhouse funk, 9 p.m.
(Double Mountain presents Green Neck Red Devils on Jan. 2 and Barlow Road on Jan. 8, 21-and-over shows, no cover.)
Songwriter Summit returns
Lincoln Crockett, Matt Mesa and Dan Weber will provide a night of “tunes, tales and lies” as Columbia Center for the Arts presents “Columbia River Gorge Songwriter Summit,” Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 online at columbiaarts.org or at the door.
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