Entertainment Update for Sept. 25

Scott Law at Cebu Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Sept. 27: Scott Law & Damian Erskine w/Anna & The Underbelly, 9:30 p.m. – Guitar and bass masters. Opening act features Anna Tivel from the Shook Twins.

“Musician-songwriter Scott Law embodies the ideal of the steel-string guitar master. Scott’s original songs and story-like solos come straight from the heart of rock, rhythm and blues, California country and post-Monroe bluegrass, merging timeless tradition and modern experience into a spontaneous, artful expression.”

Saturday, Sept. 28: Local Animal presents: The Dirty Moogs, 9:30 p.m. – Analog synthesizer dance party.

“Dream the dream that was electronic music in 1977, a simpler time when robots were still cool, nobody except nerds cared about synthesizers, and analog synths were a dirty affair. Or, at least as dirty as methodical, machinist German electronic specialists would allow. While Boise, Idaho,-based trio The Dirty Moogs twiddle their knobs in homage to their synthesized heroes (Kraftwerk, Sparks, et. al) they add the element long forgotten by synthesizer music: fun.”

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

The Junebug Boys play Oct. 4

The Junebug 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 Gorge. The band features Ben Bonham on guitar and Dobro, Aaron Keim on banjo and tenor guitar, Ronnie Onitveros on bass and Kerry Williams on mandolin. Catch them at Everybody’s Brewing on Friday, Oct. 4, at 9.30 p.m. Everybody’s Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.

Cripple Hop plays Sept. 27

Cripple Hop will be bringing their high energy fusiongrass to a locale near you. On Friday, Sept. 27, catch them at the Volcanic Bottle Shoppe on the Heights at 7 p.m. On Thursday, Oct. 3, see them at Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River starting at 8 p.m. Expect to hear classic covers, new originals, and a few unexpected surprises.

Thursday Dance at HR Elks

Do you already miss the dancing downtown on Thursday nights? Then head on over to the Hood River Elks Lodge for dancing to the rhythms of the Mike Stillman Band. The Elks lodge features a 2,000-square-foot 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@hoodriverelectric.net or 541-354-1161. Hood River Elks Lodge, 304 Cascade Ave., Hood River.

Dar Williams in concert Oct. 6

Columbia Center for the Arts is proud to present nationally and internationally acclaimed singer songwriter and author Dar Williams in concert with guest Anne Weiss on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door if available and are available for purchase at Columbia Arts, Waucoma Bookstore and online at www.columbiaarts.org. Dar Williams is an American singer-songwriter specializing in pop-folk. Hendrik Hertzberg of the The New Yorker has described Williams as “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters.” A veteran of the New England folk scene, Williams emerged nationally in the mid-1990s, winning fans with her idiosyncratic songwriting, acerbic wit and lovely soprano voice. She returns to perform songs from her 10th studio album, “In the Time of Gods.”

‘Erin’ at Rivertap Sept. 20

The newly expanded Rivertap pub in Hood River will feature music from Erin & the Project on Friday, Oct. 4. Upcoming acts include: Oct. 11: Ghost Writer. Rivertap, 112 A Oak St., Hood River; 541-386-9900.

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

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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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