Entertainment Update for Oct. 12

Second house concert added

There are now two house concerts in the works for fans of folk music:

Fans of Celtic, old-time, French Canadian and contemporary folk music should mark their calendars for Saturday, Oct. 19, when Carl Thor and Carolyn Cruso play in Hood River. With dueling dulcimers, guitar, piano, flute, and voices the duo will weave a web of poetic compositions that recall an earlier era of music.

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, musical artist Sara Grey visits. “Sara Grey plays American music, as distinct from Americana and hers is the real deal. Old-time ballads, cowboy songs and Primitive Methodist hymns are all grist to her individual mill. Sara’s unique frailing banjo style and passionate, heartfelt vocals are the icing on the cake.”

Concerts start at 7 p.m. at the home of Paul Blackburn and Kristen Dillon, 401 Montello in Hood River, 503-387-4011. Suggested donation is $15.

‘All Pears’ at Mt. Hood Winery

Mt. Hood Winery celebrates “All About Pears” on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sample new fall releases and old favorites from both Mt. Hood Winery and Viento Wines, meet the brewers of Hood River Ciderworks and there’s music by Ben Bonham and Friends on Saturday from noon-2 p.m. Mt. Hood Winery, 2882 Van Horn Drive, Hood River, 541.386.8333.

‘Denver’ at Everybody's Oct. 12 canceled!

Country band Denver called in a last-minute cancelation for Oct. 12. The band hopes to reschedule soon and apologizes for the inconvenience. Everybody’s Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.

Willie & Nelson at Naked Winery

There’s music from country band Willie & Nelson at Naked Winery in Hood River on Friday, Oct. 11, from 7-10 p.m. Naked Winery, 102 Second St., Hood River; 800-666-9303.

Larkspur plays Oct. 19-20

Celebrate Harvest Fest with The Gorge White House and enjoy live music from folk-rockers Larkspur from 3-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20. There’s free parking and room to roam, wine, beer, cider, food, art and more on a century-old working farm with spectacular double mountain views. The Gorge White House, 2265 Highway 35, Hood River; 541-386-2828.

Peter Fletcher plays Oct. 30

Acclaimed New York City classical guitarist Peter Fletcher is making a stop on his fall tour at the Hood River County Library on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. A recording artist for Centaur Records, Fletcher transcribed the music of composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) for his latest CD release. Fletcher will be including music by Bach, Mompou, Praetorius and American composer Jeremy Gill in the program. Admission is free. Hood River County Library, 502 State St., Hood River; 541-386-2535.

Country Dance returns Oct. 12

The first Country Dance of the season is Saturday, Oct. 12, from 7-10 p.m. at the Rockford Grange on Barrett Road in Hood River. The dance caller will be Sue Baker from Hood River and the band will be Lanny and the Gorgettes.

Dance lessons will begin at 7 p.m. All ages welcome. No partner required. Family-friendly. All dances walked through first time. Enjoy an evening of country squares, contras, circle dances and a few waltzes.

Cost is $6 for members, $7 for non-members, $1 for youth and students. Please bring snack treats for break time. Call Keith Harding at 541-352-7550 or Tom Hons at 541-386-5771 for further information.

Big Horse turns 25

Big Horse Brew Pub celebrates 25 years on Friday, Oct. 25. Join the celebration from 8-10:30 p.m. with the release of a new beer, “57 Steps,” which is described as a Cascadian dark ale. Specials will include .25 cent pints and $2.50 bratwurst sandwiches.

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

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