Entertainment update for May 15, 2013

‘Liberty Bond’ at Solera May 17

This week at Solera Brewery:

Thursday, May 16, 7-9 p.m. — Don’t miss the 2013 Reunion Tour of the Flying Garbanzo Brothers. Come see what musical escapades this local trio has been up to.

Friday, May 17, 6-8 p.m. — Pan-fried, ghost town, jug stomp blues — for over two years the Liberty Bond Jug Band has been bringing its music to audiences all over the Gorge and beyond. The Liberty Bond Jug Band is the hardest working Jug Band in The Gorge. You're bound to hear a mix of vintage guitars, mandolin, fiddle, percussion, washboard, bass, kazoo, harmonica, bells, whistles and yes, the jug, on any given night. Solera Brewery, 4945 Baseline Dr., Parkdale; 541-352-5500.

Jazz Goldstars at Gallery 301

On Friday, May 17, it’s the Hood River Goldstars at the Gallery 301 in Hood River. Mike Stillman will be herding the cats, join them for some raucous jazz, starting around 5 p.m. The Gallery 301 corner of Oak and Third, 541-436-0218.

‘Coconut Island’ on KZAS

Radio Tierra (KZAS 95.1 FM) announces a brand new radio show “Coconut Island,” with host Ben Bonham.

On the second Sunday of each month, from 6-7 p.m., Bonham will be hosting an hour long radio show featuring a local musician and their top seven picks of music that they would take with them, if they were stranded on a desert island.

“We'll listen to each piece of music and talk about why they chose it, what it means to them and why they could not live without it - and maybe play a tune live,” said Bonham.

The next show airs Sunday, June 9. KZAS Radio Tierra - 95.1 in Hood River, 95.9 in Stevenson, and 107.7 in The Dalles.

Brothers Young at CEBU

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, May 17: 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." His band sound finds the connection between the basement feel of The Band, the raspy blue-eyed soul of Joe Cocker, the "without a net" deep space improvisations of the San Francisco Ballrooms, the punk abandon of The Stooges and the quiet contemplation of Neil Young playing solo.

Saturday, May 18: Brothers Young, 9:30 p.m. – Atmospheric Folk Rock. The Brothers Young is a band that features three actual brothers, actually named “Young.” The group, formed by Dustin, Michael and Dillon, often sing in a baritone unison, of world-weariness, caution and betrayal — sometimes bursting into open-ended Gregorian harmonies. Their EP “Friendly Guest” is available for download on their website. Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

‘Rumblestrips’ screens May 22

Columbia Center for the Arts continues the Mt. Hood Independent Film Series with the film “Rumblestrips” on May 22, at 7:30 p.m.

Broke and emotionally blistered after the death of her husband, Toby turns to a beloved pastime, growing marijuana, to provide for her family. When she is arrested and convicted, she packs up the RV and takes her two young daughters on a road trip while uneasily awaiting sentencing.

This film is not rated, runtime is 85 minutes. Admission is $5. Columbia Arts is located at 215 Cascade Ave. in Hood River. For more information on the film visit www.imdb.com/title/tt2151783/.

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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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