Entertainment Update for June 19

Bram Brata’ Steel Band at Mt. Hood Winery

Bring your family and friends to Mt. Hood Winery for a special evening outdoors with the delightful Tri-Cities’ Bram Brata’ Steel Band. Listen to the challenging and varied repertoire of traditional Trinidadian steel drum music, Caribbean favorites, soca, jazz, classical and modern pop and rock tunes on Saturday, June 29, from 6-8 p.m. Free admission, gourmet barbecue available and all ages welcome. Mt. Hood Winery, 2882 Van Horn Drive, Hood River; 541-386-8333.

‘Livin’ Tiny’ at Pint Shack

On Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m., join the Pint Shack in Hood River for the movie “Livin’ Tiny.” This movie documents the winter travels of skiers Molly Baker and Zack Giffin and their Outdoor Research Tiny House project — living the ski-bum’s life in a 112-square-foot portable house. The Pint Shack, 105 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-7600.

‘Daisy Mayhem’ play house concert June 25

Billed as “an intoxicating blend of roots music styles” Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem make a stop in Hood River on Tuesday, June 25. The house concert is at 7 p.m. at 401 Montello Ave., Hood River. This show benefits the Mid-Columbia Folklore Society and donations are accepted at the door. With Rani Arbo (fiddle, guitar), Andrew Kinsey (bass, banjo, uke), Anand Nayak (electric and acoustic guitars) and Scott Kessel (95 percent recycled percussion rig), Daisy Mayhem has “jokingly dubbed itself an ‘agnostic gospel revival show,’ but there’s truth in it; the refrain they hear time and again from audiences all over the country is that their performances really do heal.”

For more information call Paul Blackburn at 541-387-4011.

Sassparilla at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, June 21, Sassparilla, 9:30 p.m. — High-energy roots-punk. “Portland outfit Sassparilla has been referred to as indie-roots, punk-Americana and punk-roots. Though it is the subtleties and folk-pop leanings of their latest, ‘The Darndest Thing,’ that find this five-piece band slowing things down a bit — and growing up musically.”

Saturday, June, Musée Mécanique, 9:30 p.m. – Indie progressive folk. “The notes and lyrics [of Musée Mécanique] is a kind of music-box folk, acknowledging a past rich with mystery and wonder while grappling with a future filled with the chill of the digital age. Since 2006, Musée Mécanique has toured extensively throughout the U.S., bringing their accordion, lap steel, two glockenspiels, musical saw and seven keyboards to new listeners across the globe.” Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Celebrate Dixie’s birthday at Memaloose June 22

Dixie, the Memaloose Vineyard dog, is 10 years old! In celebration of this milestone, Memaloose Winery is throwing a party. Please join them on Saturday, June 22, from 2-5 p.m. in the new tasting room at the mouth of the Klickitat River with amazing Columbia River Gorge views. Music will be provided by blues band Kevin Selfe and the Tornadoes. Memaloose Winery, 34 State Street, Lyle, Wash.; 360-635-2887.

‘12 Eyes’ at Solera June 20

Don’t miss “12 Eyes,” featuring guitarist Alonzo Garbanzo, Randy Bell on cajon and Ted Horwitz on keyboards at Solera Brewery on Thursday, June 20, for the groups "10th Anniversary Tour." Music is from 7-9 p.m. Expect covers from Leadbelly, Merle Haggard, Radiohead and more. Solera Brewery, 4945 Baseline Dr., Parkdale; 541-352-5500.

Fiddlin Under the Stars bluegrass festival June 21-22

The 6th annual Fiddlin Under the Stars bluegrass festival returns to Goldendale this week with eight Pacific Northwest bands, food, art, crafts, wine and more. Camping is available, visit www.goldendalechamber.org for tickets and more information.

Music lineup June 21

2 p.m. Puddletown Ramblers

3 p.m. Hardshell Harmony

5 p.m. Convergence Zone

6 p.m. Wayward Vessel

7 p.m. Oly Mountain Boys

8 p.m. Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising

Music lineup June 22

9 a.m. Instrument workshops

10 a.m. Dr. Ogden’s Band Scramble

11 a.m. Open mic/Band Scramble

12 p.m Misty Mamas

1 p.m. Whistlin Rufus

2 p.m. Oly Mountain Boys

3 p.m. Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising

4 p.m. Puddletown Ramblers

5 p.m Misty Mamas

6 p.m. Whistlin Rufus

7 p.m. Wayward Vessel

8 p.m. Oly Mountain Boys

‘Wall St. Tankers’ at Saw Tooth

The Saw Tooth Roadhouse has live music on Saturday, June 22, at 7 p.m. with Jerome Miller's Wall Street Tanker's & The Bad Investments. The band will be playing on the stage in the back yard and the event is family friendly. Saw Tooth Roadhouse, 4780 Hwy 35; 541-354-2511.

Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@ hoodriver news.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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