Entertainment update for Aug. 2

Ruins open at Springhouse

Hood River's Springhouse Cellar continues its summer Ruins Tuesdays Concert Series. This popular weekly series features live music from top NW bands, local wines, beers and specialty food vendors. The events will be free and all-ages from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and then become 21 and over only after 7 p.m., with a $3 entrance fee. Attendees will be able to avoid the $3 entry fee by arriving before 7 p.m. In case of inclement weather, shows will move inside to the Back Room at Springhouse Cellar.

8/5 - The Fire Weeds w/ Lone Madrone

8/12 - Scott Pemberton Trio

Special ticketed show Friday 8/15 - Sallie Ford w/ Sean Flinn & The Royal We

8/19 - pigWar w/ DoveDriver & Garett Brennan

8/26 - Polecat w/ Austin Quattlebaum

Springhouse Cellar, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.

Moe Dixon at Divots Aug. 3

Divots hosts a free concert and continues a summer tradition on Sunday, Aug. 3, at 6:30 p.m. with music from Moe Dixon performing with a Mt. Hood sunset as the backdrop. Family friendly event. Divots Restaurant at Indian Creek Golf Course, 3605 Brookside Dr., Hood River; 541-308-0304.

‘Twilight Twins’ at White Buffalo

The Twilight Twins, featuring Peter McGrain and Susie Sinclair with special guests are playing on Thursday, Aug. 7 , from 6-8 p.m. at the White Buffalo Tasting Room. Expect “French cafe music with a twist.” Stop by and wish accordion player Peter McGrain farewell, as he is moving to Florida next month. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.

Beth Goldwater at Saw Tooth Roadhouse Aug. 2

The Saw Tooth Roadhouse is feeling pretty lucky to announce that Beth Goldwater is playing on its outdoor stage on Saturday, Aug 2, from 7-9 p.m. Beth’s silky voice can bring a room to a standstill with her first note. “Whether performing a cappella, or with her mahogany guitar, it’s Beth’s voice that commands a room and melts hearts. As a lyricist, Beth’s adept ability to connect to people with her words is why she has thousands of plays worldwide on Tumblr, Spotify and iTunes.” Saw Tooth Roadhouse, 4780 Hwy 35, Hood River, 541-354-2511.

‘Underground’ musical swap meet at skatepark Aug. 10

On Sunday Aug 10, starting at noon, the Hood River Skate Park will feature a musical instrument swap meet hosted by the Underground Music Station. Bring your music gear to sell or trade, get a free music lesson and jam with a live band featuring Underground Music Station instructors. Organizer Tim Snyder will be on hand answering questions about the Station’s Kickstarter campaign. Pro skateboard demonstrations are planned, too. Hood River Skatepark, Wasco and 20th, Hood River.

Kory Quinn at CEBU Aug. 1-2

This week at CEBU Lounge:

There’s two chances this weekend to see Kory Quinn & The Comrades — Friday, Aug 1 and Saturday, Aug. 2 – Boot Stompin’ Folk Blues.

“Songwriter Kory Quinn, a DIY contemporary hobo intellectual, has a refreshingly homespun take on Americana, a very welcome sigh of relief in today's contemporary market. He just released second full-length album, “At The End of The Bar,” which boils down red-dirt basics in a freewheeling roadhouse stew. Quinn's songwriting offers sturdily constructed country, folk, and Cajun-tinged songs for his ensemble to really sink their fangs into on this instant jukebox classic.” Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Cascade Crescendo at Everybody's Aug. 1

"Born from the campgrounds of the Northwest String Summit and bluegrass jams in Portland, Cascade Crescendo has been crafting their own brand of bluegrass over the past couple years. While their musical connection began with old traditional tunes, their true sound emerges in their original music."

Their collaborative songwriting combines ancient elements of their traditional influences, with progressive sounds and themes of the modern day, leaving plenty of room for instrumental explorations. Their music ranges from fast, hard driving bluegrass, to funky danceable grooves, to heartfelt acoustic ballads, and back to lively, upbeat bluegrass (sometime all in the same song)!

Cascade Crescendo is Hunter White (guitar), Taylor Skiles (upright bass), Eric Messer (banjo), and Russ Baker (mandolin).

Catch them at Everybody's Brewing in White Salmon on Friday, Aug. 1, starting at 9:30 p.m.

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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