Entertainment Update for Feb. 6

Transcendental Brass at Double Mountain Feb. 16

The Transcendental Brass Band plays the Double Mountain Brewery on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 8:30-11 p.m. Hailing from Portland, the TBB plays “Freestyle Street Funk,” NOLA meets Fela and Jimi “In the tradition.”

They have a new CD called “First Take,” which is getting airplay on radio KMHD, KZME and KBOO.

The Oregonian says “A touch of funk, a smidge of jazz, and some sprinklings of ska, hip-hop and freeform pop: It all adds up to a heady brew of horn-filled goodness. Make sure your dancing shoes are broken in for this show.” Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.

Barlow Road at Everybody’s

Barlow Road will be playing at Everybody's Brewing in White Salmon on Friday, Feb. 8. Music starts at 9 p.m. According to reports, Barlow Road’s first gig of 2013 will feature promising new tunes, a drummer with a beard, a baritone Telecaster and more. On Friday, Feb. 15, don’t miss the Liberty Bond Jug Band. Everybody’s Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Bingen Theater

Break out your mask and beads and come dance to Speedqueen Underground and the Crown Joules on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Bingen Theater. Solstice Pizza mobile unit will be onsite so bring your appetite. This is an all ages show. $5 cover charge. Bingen Theater, 210 Oak St., Bingen, Wash.

Alameda at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Feb. 8: Alameda 9:30 p.m. – Orchestral chamber pop. Alameda is the Portland-based outfit founded by singer/guitarist Stirling Myles and cellist Jessie Dettwiler, joined by guitarist Tim Grimes, orchestral Clarinetist, Jennifer Woodall and well-known violinist Kate O'Brien-Clarke.

Saturday, Feb. 9: Will West & The Friendly Strangers 9:30 p.m. – Foot Tappin’, Hand Clappin’, Roots-Americana. Cebu regular Will West returns to Cebu Lounge with his ever-shifting, all-star band featuring Drew Norman on banjo (Professor Gall), Jeff Simpson on trumpet, Ji Tanzer (Blue Cranes) on drums, Tanner Cundy on guitar and West on guitar, harmonica and vocals. Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Evening jazz at Gallery 301

Friday evening jazz continues at the Gallery 301 downtown Hood River with Mike Stillman & Friends. Come and hear what a man with miss-matched socks can do with a saxophone. This raucous group of eight starts at 5 p.m. and they play till they drop. The Gallery 301 corner of Oak and Third, downtown Hood River, 541-436-2108.

Country Dance Feb. 9

Special notice — there will be a potluck prior to the Country Dance, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Bring your favorite dish.

On Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7-10 p.m., it’s the Second Saturday Country Dance at the Rockford Grange in Hood River. Call Keith Harding at 541-352-7550 or Tom Hons at 541-386-5771 for further information.

The caller will be Sue Baker from the Mid-Columbia area. The band will be the Mill Creek String Band also from the Mid-Columbia area. Dance lessons will begin at 7 p.m. All ages welcome. No partner required. Family friendly. All dances walked through first time.

Enjoy an evening of Country Squares, Contras, Circle dances and a few Waltzes. The dance will be at the Rockford Grange, on Barrett Road, Hood River. $6 for members, $7 for non-members, $1 for youth and students. Please bring snack treats for break time. Call Keith Harding at 541-352-7550 or Tom Hons at 541-386-5771 for further information.

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