Wednesday, March 20, 2013
‘Into Eternity’ film and discussion scheduled at Arts Center
Columbia Center for the Arts will host another conversation film series on March 27 at 7:30 p.m. with the award-winning film “Into Eternity.” The film will be followed by a discussion panel of local experts.
“Into Eternity” is the first feature documentary to explore the mind-boggling scientific and philosophical questions long-term nuclear waste storage poses.
Structured as a message to future generations, the film focuses on the Onkalo waste repository now under construction in Finland, one of the first underground storage facilities. Onkalo is a gigantic network of tunnels being carved out of bedrock that will start receiving Finland’s nuclear waste in 2020. Once the repository is full, in about 100 years, it will be closed and hopefully remain sealed for at least 100,000 years.
With its stark, stylistic approach, the film not only raises questions about the possibility of long-term nuclear waste storage, but also invites reflection on the limits of science and human knowledge, along with our responsibility to future generations.
This film is not rated. Runtime is 75 minutes.
Richard Wilkins Band at Naked Winery
It’s time for a Vernal Equinox Dance Party at Naked Winery, Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with your hosts, The Richard Wilkins Blues Band. Dance to soul, rhythm and blues, and more. 21 and over; no cover. Naked Winery is located at Second and Cascade streets, Hood River.
Music at Alma Terra wines
Check out local talent at Bingen’s Alma Terra Winery, downtown on Steuben Street, in March Music, 6-9 p.m. Fridays.
Elizabeth Tillinghast performs original music with “Cajun seasoning” on March 20 and Rob Guidera and Amber Nelson will do guitar-driven tunes with vocals on March 29.
Pianist Jason Farnham performs March 25
Mid-Columbia Community Concert Association brings to the Gorge an evening of contemporary piano featuring classically trained pianist, Jason Farnham. The concert starts at 7 p.m. on March 25 at Gateway Presbyterian Church, 1111 Dry Hollow Road in The Dalles. Tickets are $20; available at the door, at Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River and at Klint’s Booksellers and Columbia River Music in The Dalles.
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Sixth Annual Harvest Fest Pie Eating Contest
The sixth annual Pie Eating Contest at Hood River Harvest Fest is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and HRVHS youth service group Leaders for Tomorrow. HRVHS student Dylan Polewczyk won the 1-minute fruit-pie eating event. Key rule, as stated by Chamber President Jason Shaner, “You have to eat the pie, you can’t just dislocate it. We will be checking for pie dislocation.” Enlarge