Entertainment Update for Sept. 28

‘Mountain Men’ at Everybody’s

This week Everybody’s Brewing continues the good times with the Dodgy Mountain Men on Friday, Sept. 27, starting at 9:30 p.m. The group's genre-bending performance is a mix of passionate stompgrass and American roots. This band weaves imagery of outlaws, gypsy women, and cold Montana nights where you have to dance to keep warm. On Sunday, celebrate local music with the Liberty Bond Jug Band from 6-8 p.m. Everybody’s Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.

Open Studio tour applications

Gorge Artists Open Studio Tour is now accepting applications for the 2014 Studio Tour. The tour is a juried, annual, self-directed tour of artist studios in the Columbia River Gorge. Now in its eighth year, the tour provides an opportunity for the public to meet artists at work in their studios. This year’s tour will be held April 11-14.

To apply, visit www.gorgeartists.org for applications and information. Once completed, applications must be sent to: Gorge Artists, P.O. Box 1424, Hood River, OR 97031. Deadline to apply is Oct. 1.

‘Chasing Ice’ film Saturday

Friends of the Columbia Gorge and the Power Past Coal Coalition will host a free showing in The Dalles and Hood River of the award-winning National Geographic movie “Chasing Ice.” The movie features spectacular film footage showing the impact of warming temperatures on glaciers and ice fields world-wide. Reception and show times are Sept. 28 at Columbia Center for the Arts CAST Theater. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for social time, followed by 7 p.m. presentation, and a public discussion and workshop for the Longview hearings until 9 p.m.

Bass workshop in Bingen

Attention bass players: Join Charlie Escher for a bass workshop on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 1-4 p.m. at the Bingen Theater, 210 Oak St., Bingen, Wash. Admission is free; minors okay with adult guardian.

This will be a great networking opportunity for working players, hobbyists, DIY musical gear builders, music educators, and local musicians looking for a good bass player. Participants are encouraged to bring their bass and amp gear, as there is lots of hands-on playing at these events, and usually a lot of gear you will never see in your local music store.

A drummer will be on hand for the last hour to accompany players, as well as a 1,000-watt all-tube bass amp from Insanity Amps.

Annual art sale at CAG

The Columbia Art Gallery announces its annual art sale this weekend — Sept. 28-29, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Expect discounts on jewelry, paintings, photography and glass items. 215 Cascade Ave, Hood River.

Birdwatching planned Sunday

Birdwatching enthusiasts can meet at Hood River Hobbies on 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept 29, and Sunday, Oct 6, for a trip to the Indian Creek Trail. The focus will be learning about bird habitat restoration efforts. The walk fee is $3 or $2 if there are more than two of you together (family rate). All fees go to the Community Ed program. Hood River Hobbies, 110 4th Street, Hood River, 541-386-1223.

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

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