Entertainment Update for March 23

Maryhill Museum of Art open for season

The 2013 exhibits at Maryhill Museum of Art include The Hound of Heaven — R.H. Gammell’s fascinating series inspired by the religious poem of the same name by English poet Francis Thompson. In addition, exhibitions of two regional artists — ceramicist Kenneth Standhardt and printmaker Arthur Higgins — are on display. Kenneth Standhardt of Eugene creates intricately patterned vessels. Lithographs and woodblock prints, many featuring flora and fauna of the Northwest, were created by artist Arthur Higgins, who spent the last years of his life in Mosier. Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, Wash.; 509-773-3733.

Dead Winter Carpenters at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, March 22: Left Coast Country, 9:30 p.m. – newgrass/modern string band

Left Coast Country is a modern string band formed in 2010 from the exploding newgrass scene in Portland. Left Coast’s live shows are a fusion of traditional and progressive; composed of fiery heartfelt footstompers, rolling country ballads and powerful instrumental soundscapes.

Saturday, March 23: Dead Winter Carpenters (from Tahoe) with Green Neck Daredevils, 9:30 p.m. – Americana roots-rock. “Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, Dead Winter Carpenters represents everything the American west stands for. The band seamlessly blends Americana with roots rock and a tinge of straightforward ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ alt. country for hard-hitting performances that are as edgy as they are whimsical.”

The Green Neck Daredevils is a new project featuring members of Gorge bluegrass/newgrass band the Shed Shakers, alongside singer/songwriter Billy Sheeley.

Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

‘Charlie Brown’ onstage in The Dalles March 22-23

The Dalles-Wahtonka High School Theatre Department begins its 2013 season performing the Tony Award-winning musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

At the play’s beginning, Charlie Brown asks himself “How can anything go wrong on a day like this?” and spends the rest of his day finding out. The musical takes place on a typical day in the life of Charles Schultz’s “Peanuts” characters.

Performances will be The Dalles-Wahtonka High School auditorium on March 22-23 with the doors opening at 7 p.m. and the performances at 7:30 p.m. There also will be matinees on March 23 with the doors opening at 1:30 p.m. and the performances starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and students and $5 for senior citizens and children under 12.

Blues master MacLeod returns to The Pines March 23

A “master of original acoustic blues,” Doug MacLeod was nominated 2011 Acoustic Artist of the Year by Blues Revue. Sing Out Magazine says “MacLeod is preserving a lost art ... a must for any serious fan of the blues and any soul who needs the healing of the blues.” MacLeod’s new CD is called “There’s a Time,” recorded live with studio musicians Denny Croy (bass) and Jimi Bott (drums). The Pines Tasting Room in Hood River, Saturday, March 23, 8 p.m. $15 at the door, 21 and over only.

Rich Wilkins at Naked Winery

Clocks turned ahead? Check. Daffodils up? Check. Has spring sprung? Check. So now, it’s time for a Vernal Equinox Dance Party at Naked Winery, with your hosts The Richard Wilkins Blues Band — the soul, R&B and blues masters of the Gorge. No cover charge. Saturday, March 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Naked Winery, 102 Second St., Hood River; 800-666-9303.

Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@hoodrivernews.com

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