Tuesday, June 25, 2013
‘CelloBop’ at HR Library
There’s summer fun at the Hood River County Library this week. On Wednesday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m. it’s CelloBop: Blues, jazz, classic, folk and humor are woven into a unique musical event with Gideon Freudman and his electric cello. The show promises great fun for the whole family. Hood River County Library, 502 State St., Hood River; 541-386-2535.
‘Garbanzo Bros.’ at Naked winery
The Flying Garbazno Brothers return to Naked Winery on Saturday, June 29, from 8-11 p.m. Relax or dance to original and cover tunes from Alonzo, Randy and Ryan. Naked Winery, 102 Second St., Hood River; 800-666-9303.
Twangshifters at Everybody’s
Portland’s premier rockabilly band the Twangshifters play at Everybody’s Brewing on Friday, June 28, starting at 9 p.m. On Sunday, June 30, it’s the Last Local Sunday show featuring Dag Shaw, from 6-8 p.m. Everybody’s Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.
REEL Paddling Film June 28-29
Join Wet Planet Whitewater Center, Kayak Shed and Columbia Center for the Arts for two nights of dynamic water adventure films with the REEL Paddling Film Festival World Tour on June 28-29 at 8 p.m.
The paddling films include all types of paddling: sea and whitewater kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddling and even surfing — they touch on topics including our changing water resources and environmental impacts on our water recreation areas. A variety of different short films will be shown each evening.
Tickets are $10 each night and are available online and at Columbia Arts. Proceeds from the festival will go toward the 2013 White Salmon RiverFest scheduled for July 10. For more information or to purchase tickets online visit the festival website: www.reelpaddlingfilmfestival.com or www.columbiaarts.org.
Sugardaddies featured on Mt. Hood RR mystery train
Local band the Sugardaddies, featuring keyboardist Mark Womble, are the featured dance band for the Saturday, June 29, Mt. Hood Railroad Murder Mystery Dinner Train. The train leaves the station in Hood River at 5:30 p.m. and returns at 9:30 p.m. For tickets and information visit www.mthoodrr.com.
‘Har-di-Har’ at Trillium Cafe
“Har-di-Har is a Midwest-based multi-instrumental duo. The two navigate dream-folk and glass-pop soundscapes while splitting the drum parts between separate hands and feet. The result is a voice-melding sonic assault of the senses that's played the way three-legged contest are won — familial, yet strangely enchanting, heart-strung wonderment that seems a portrait (as much as an expression) of the obviously-compassionate pair.”
The band will be playing a show with local Hood River band Gorilla Eggs, on Friday, July 28, at the Trillium Cafe. The show begins at 10 p.m. Trillium Cafe, 207 Oak St., Hood River, 541-308-0800.
Ruby Pines at CEBU Lounge
This week at CEBU Lounge:
Friday, June 28: The Lower 48, 9:30 p.m. – Catchy, Up-tempo Folk Pop
“Finding harmonies in the youth's hope and melancholy, The Lower 48 craft folk songs you could swear you have been humming for years. The upstarts braid together nimble lyrics, haunting harmonies, and deceptively simple arrangements, making the beautiful noises of lives still to be lived.”
Saturday, June 29: Ruby Pines, 9:30 p.m. – Soul vs. Indie vs. Folk. “Portland-based The Ruby Pines is “soul vs. indie vs. folk.” Michael Backus plays a blues-minded guitar, as Moorea Masa's soulful vocals reverberate throughout.
“Whether blues, dreamy indie-folk, or a finger- snapping Gospel choir drives the back sound, it's always stripped down- the better to highlight Masa's powerful vocals. Her real talent as a singer lies in the ability to communicate a range of emotion, and the raw edge in her voice could break a heart in two.”
Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.
Barley Draught at Solera June 29
A message from local Irish band Barley Draught:
“Dear friends of Barley Draught,
We hope you'll find your way to Solera this Saturday night, June 29. Solera Brewpub (the old Elliott Glacier Public House) is right on the main street in Parkdale, on the south side of the street. Our friend Carrine Carpenter opens at 5 p.m. with her homestyle country, Americana and roots music. Barley Draught will follow at 6 p.m. and we'll have you singing along by half past!”
Cheers! - Barley Draught
Barlow Road at Double Mt June 29
Barlow Road will be playing this Saturday, June 29, at Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River. Show starts at 9 p.m. and there is no cover charge. “Hailing from the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, Barlow Road is a five-piece band playing original roots-rock, Americana, and alt-country--whatever that is. Matt Mesa is the principal songwriter and melodically crafts songs about love, life, asphalt, dirt, and everything else we get on ourselves into.” Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.
Lone Madrone at Volcanic June 29
Straight from Portland comes Lone Madrone. They’ll be playing an acoustic show at Volcanic Bottle Shoppe on Saturday, June 29, at 8 p.m., outside in the beer garden. Come check it out for a fun night of great music on the Heights
Volcanic Bottle Shoppe, 1410 12th St., Hood River; 541-436-1226.
Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@ hoodrivernews.com
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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