Friday, May 17, 2013
‘Ron & Ben’ at Double Mt.
It’s “Big Ron and Medium Ben,” on Thursday, May 23, at Double Mountain Brewing in Hood River, from 8-10 p.m. “Ben Bonham (Hapa Hillbillies, Trashcan Joe) is a first rate showman and accomplished player of guitar, slide guitar and ukulele. Ron Ontiveros (Hapa Hillbillies) plays upright bass, shouts a bit, carries the gear and drives the van. Let them whisk you away with their musical style which incorporates early country blues, early jazz, early western swing, early tin pan alley, late electronica, early hapa haole, early elevator and early punk rock — all with an undercurrent of irreverent humor.” Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.
Carpenter at Northshore Cafe
Enjoy a relaxing “Acoustic Crepe Sunday” on May 19, from 8 a.m. - noon, at the Northshore Cafe in Bingen with musician Carinne Carpenter. Northshore Cafe, 166 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, 509-493-1240.
Curtis Salgado performs in The Dalles May 31
The Sunshine Mill Winery in The Dalles hosts a “Copapalooza” event on Friday, May 31, with award-winning blues vocalist/harmonica icon Curtis Salgado. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $30. Salgado was recently nominated for four 2013 Blues Music Awards including B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year and Soul Blues Album Of The Year with his new CD “Soul Shot.” Visit www.sunshinemill.com for more information.
‘Celilo’ CD release May 25
Musicians Jim MacMillan, Ryan McAlexander and Randy Bell announce the release of their new CD, “Celilo,” which was recorded live last February. The title song of the CD describes the history and disappearance of Celilo Falls, one of the Pacific Northwest's greatest natural wonders. The effort includes an eclectic collection of sometimes political and inspirational “evolving folk” songs, composed by MacMillan. There will be a release party for this CD on Saturday, May 25, from 7-10 p.m. at the Naked Winery Tasting Room in Hood River.
‘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.
Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@ hoodrivernews.com
For more information on the film visit www.imdb.com/title/tt2151783/.
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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