Saturday, February 8, 2014
This weekend’s club round-up
Double Mountain: Tess Barr Blues Band takes the stage 9 p.m., Feb. 8, featuring songs from the band’s forthcoming CD.
Gorge Room at Hood River Inn: Bluegrass legend Peter Rowan plays a gig at Feb. 8 at 8 p.m., 21 and over; tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door.
The Pines, 202 Cascade Ave., hosts PAAAR Excellence trio doing jazz and swing tunes Feb. 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. PAAR features local musicians Paula Runyan, Alan Taylor and Rod Krehbiel.
Trillium Cafe brings “Autumn Electric” on its CD release tour, Feb. 7.
Mt. Hood Meadows: Elektrapod from Bend plays its funk, soul, disco riff rock mix at the Vertical Restaurant and bar, 3-6 p.m. on Feb. 8
River City Saloon: Free People plays jam rock at 10 p.m. Friday, $5 cover; Tiburona/Grand Horse perform indi rock at 10 p.m. Saturday, no cover.
Solstice Café: Music Mondays at Solstice continue with Alonzo Garbanzo and Kerry Williams, 7-9 p.m.; no cover charge. Solstice Wood Fire Café, 501 Portway Ave., on the waterfront.
Dance with Secret Salsa Society
Secret Salsa Society holds a “Valentine’s Special Event” dance party Feb. 14 at Mt. View Grange, 1085 N. Main St., White Salmon, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10; no partner required, with lessons by instructors Johnny and Hannah Griffith.
North Shore Café celebrates Valentine’s
North Shore Café, 166 E Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, hosts a Valentine‘s Day Local Artisan Trunk Show on Feb. 14. Treats provided for you and your valentine. See local crafts and hear live music and sample espresso and local wine, 4-8 p.m.
AniChe Cellars holds Valentine’s open house
A Valentine’s Day weekend open house at AniChe Cellars of Underwood, Wash., runs Feb. 14-17, from noon-6 p.m. Sample wine and chocolate and a special wine flight, with wine and chocolate gift boxes available, AniChe will also release its new vintage of Be Holden 2011.
Wine & Chocolate Weekend around the Gorge
Columbia Gorge Wine and Chocolate Weekend happens Feb. 14-17 at more than 30 wineries in the Columbia Gorge. Enjoy wine and chocolate pairings, special releases, discounts and more.
Locations range from Underwood to Lyle, and The Dalles to Hood River, including six downtown Hood River tasting rooms. For a full listing of wineries, hours and activities visit GorgeWine.com.
Ben Bonham releases ‘Love Songs’ CD
Hood River guitarist extraordinaire Ben Bonham presents an album release party Feb. 14 at The Pines tasting room, Second and Cascade, from 5-7 p.m. Bonham’s new release made up of jazz standard love songs in finger style.
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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge