Entertainment Update for Jan. 30, 2013

‘Blues’ at the art center

The February art show at the Columbia Art Gallery in Hood River will feature 35 artists who will examine everything blue: color, mood, music and more. The opening reception will include a rare acoustic performance by local blues greats Tess and Patrik Barr. Free admission. Friday, Feb. 1, from 6-8 p.m. Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-8877.

Solstice celebrates six years

Join Solstice Cafe in Bingen on Friday, Feb. 1, for a fiery, fun and festive winter party to celebrate six years in business. This year, all are invited to help launch luminous, biodegradable lanterns into the sky. Rebecca Bashara will be showing her jewelry — just in time for Valentine’s Day. The celebration happens from 5-8:30 p.m. Solstice Wood Fire Cafe, 415 W. Steuben, Bingen, Wash.; 509-493-4006.

Music at Mt. Hood Meadows

There’s music and more this winter at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort. All of the music is hosted in the Vertical Restaurant & Bar in the North Lodge on the third floor. Music is free for all ages unless otherwise noted.

Feb. 9, 3-6 p.m. From Southeast Portland, Outpost is an independent six-member band that is pushing musical boundaries by blending the dancing grooves of reggae, ska and funk with the fire of underground hip-hop.

Feb. 16, 3-6 p.m. MessyHair — Good-time string music from Hood River.

Feb. 17, 3-6 p.m. A local favorite, The Quick & Easy Boys, a power-trio out of Portland, create their own blend of funky R&B, psychedelic rock, and garage pop with a slight pinch of honky-tonk. Imagine the Minutemen, My Morning Jacket and Funkadelic rolled into one.

Feb. 23, 3-6 p.m. Scott Pemberton plays “classic rock, jazz, psychedelia and everything in between. Pemberton is a multi-genre master and a clever lyricist who can convey fun while digging deep.”

Longmire at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Feb. 1: Chris Otepka (of Heligoats) w/Anna Arvan (of I Love You Avalanche), 9:30 p.m. – national indie singer-songwriters.

NPR says “Chris Otepka is as easygoing and unassuming as pop-singing eccentrics get, not to mention a wittily engaging songwriter who’s just weird enough to achieve true brilliance.”

Saturday, Feb. 2: Lewi Longmire & The Left Coast Roasters, 9:30 p.m. – roots-rock all-star band.

Lewi Longmire has built a reputation as Portland’s multi-instrumentalist “go-to guy.” In the years since relocating to Portland from Albuquerque, N.M., he’s been included on shows and recordings by many of the Northwest’s finest bands and songwriters.

Stillman plays at Gallery 301

The hot ticket this week features lively jazz from Mike Stillman & Friends at The Gallery 301 in Hood River. These cats know how to have fun, and play jazz you can rock with. Music starts around 5 p.m. The Gallery 301, corner of Oak and Third, downtown, Hood River; 541-436-0281.

Entertainment listings can be emailed to jdrake@hoodrivernews.com.

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