Entertainment Update for Oct. 23

‘Police Cars’ at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Oct. 25: The June Bug Boys w/Delta Halos 9:30 p.m. – String Band Music, acoustic soul

The June Bug Boys pick, stomp and shout their way through the old timey songbook, with bluegrass, hokum, fiddle tunes and country blues. Based in Hood River, this all star band brings a fresh traditional sound to the Columbia River Gorge.

Upon hearing Delta Halos, one would think this was a full band (by both name and sound). However, it is in reality the brainchild of just one man, Kyle Cregan. While the recordings feature multi-instruments (all performed by Cregan, with the exception of a select few), he gives the live performance a more 'intimate' approach by performing the songs solo and acoustic.

Saturday, Oct. 26: The Police Cars 9:30 p.m. – Covers of The Police and The Cars. Featuring Tate Peterson (of The Resolectrics) and Colin Jenkins (of Rio Grands), this band plays almost only covers of ’80s rockers The Cars and The Police. Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Halloween Dance next week at HR Elks

Dancing downtown on Thursday nights at the Elks is postponed for Oct. 24, but will continue on Oct. 31. It's a Halloween Costume Party! Bring a carved pumpkin to add to the fun! The Elks Lodge features a 2,000 sq. ft. dance floor. Basic beginner lessons start at 7 p.m. and the live music starts at 7:30 p.m. $5 cover charge per person, no membership is required for this community event. For more information, contact Harvey Wixman at hwixman@hoodriver

electric.net or 541-354-1161. Hood River Elks Lodge, 304 Cascade Ave., Hood River.

John Bunzow at The Pines

On Thursday, Oct. 24, Oregon native John Bunzow returns to The Pines. He plays everything from country rock to reggae and has been called one of the finest roots writers-musicians on the current music scene. On Halloween, it’s Kerry Williams with at solo show from 7-9 p.m. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

Special mandolin concert at The Pines Oct. 23

Evan J. Marshall is a sought-after mandolinist with two musical passions: classical Italian music and bluegrass. In a special show at The Pines in Hood River on Wednesday, Oct. 23, he joins forces with mandolinist Brian Oberlin, an internationally acclaimed player and educator. Brian has been playing swing, bluegrass, and Italian classical as a solo mandolinist and vocalist and is also the founder of the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra.

Music starts at 6 p.m. and there is a $10 cover. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

Big Horse turns 25

Big Horse Brew Pub in Hood River 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.

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.

Halloween concert Oct. 26

It’s an all-ages family Halloween dress-up event at Westside Elementary School auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 6:30-9 p.m. Dance to the rock ‘n’ roll sounds of Hit Machine, a five-piece party band playing all the hits from yesterday and today. Ticket sales benefit Hood River Community Education programs. Tickets are $10 and available at the Hood River Community Education office and online at www.tickettomato.com. The event is sponsored by Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, Griffith Toyota, Cardinal IG, Hood River Bagel and Indian Creek Family Eye Care.

Funkship Halloween dance party

On Saturday, Oct. 26, bring your wildest costume and spooky dancing shoes to the Bingen Theater as the Funkship Columbia lays down its dance grooves from 9 p.m.-midnight. The Lighters, featuring Ed Swick, will open the show with rock and blues from 7-9 p.m. It’s only $5 if you dress up in a costume. Visit Bingentheater.com for details. Bingen Theater, 210 Oak St., Bingen, Wash.

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

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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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