Entertainment Update for Feb. 15

Jelly Bread, more at CEBU

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Feb. 14: Jeffrey Martin with Anna & The Underbelly 9:30 p.m. – Folk/Americana, featuring Anna Tivel from Shook Twins. Jeffrey Martin has released two albums, “Gold in the Water” (2009) and “Build A Home” EP (2012). In 2011 he was invited to the Sisters Folk Festival as an emerging artist, and then returned in 2012 as an officially showcased artist. Anna and the Underbelly mixes small-town melodies with words found on the sidewalks of the city. Each song is a gently written attempt to sort out the reasons behind the people and places that hold us.

Saturday, Feb. 15: Jelly Bread 9:30 p.m. – Heavy soul, moonshine funk. “Jelly Bread’s musical alchemy blends a dash of alt-rock with soul and funk, yet is thoroughly steeped in a rock-Americana. The band’s chameleonic playlist is highlighted by dual vocals, four part harmonies, in-the-pocket drum and bass grooves, swampy lap steel guitar, dirt under the fingernails guitar licks and take-’em-to-church organ that is downright appetizing.”

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

Mardi Gras at Discovery Center

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is celebrating Mardi Gras Friday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. Put on your masks, beads and other bright colored bling and celebrate Fat Tuesday (a few days early) with Mardi Gras creole cuisine and all that jazz. Calamity Jazz will play Dixieland and rhythm and blues throughout the evening. Tickets are $25 per person. Reservations recommended before Feb. 25. The Discovery Center is located off I-84 at exit 82, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. For tickets, phone 541-296-8600, ext. 201, or visit gorgediscovery.org for more information.

Daylight Savings Time Bingo

Join the ESA-Hood River Delta Kappa Chapter for a Daylight Savings Time Bingo fundraiser on Saturday, March 8, from 1-4 p.m. in the Gorge Room of the Best Western Hood River Inn. Expect delicious food, friendly competition and fabulous prizes. A $20 ticket includes catered lunch, two bingo cards and access to both the silent and live auctions. Your participation helps support local student scholarships, FISH Food Bank Building Project, Hood River Special Olympics, Hood River National Guard veterans families and St. Jude’s Research Hospital. Tickets available at Tammy’s Floral, 1215 12th St., Hood River.

House Concert with Joe Craven

On Sunday, Feb. 23, master multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven is in Hood River for a house concert. Music starts at 7 p.m. and donations will be accepted at the door. 401 Montello Ave., Hood River,

“Since 1989, Joe Craven has been a highly respected sideman with the David Grisman Quintet. He has kept impressive musical company over the years, playing and/or recording with Jerry Garcia, Stephane Grappelli, Bonnie Raitt, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Tom Waits, Tony Rice, The Persuasions, Mark O’Connor, Psychograss, Darol Anger, Rob Ickes, The Turtle Island String Quartet, and many others.”

For more information call Paul Blackburn at 541-387-4011.

Flamenco dancer returns Feb. 23

One of the Northwest’s prominent flamenco dancers, Seattle native Savannah Fuentes, presents “El Sol de Medianoche, Flamenco en Vivo,” a night of powerful Spanish flamenco music and dance featuring two guest artists from Spain — singer Curro Cueto of Seville and guitarist Jose Vega of Cadiz.

“El Sol de Medianoche, Flamenco en Vivo” will be presented at the Performing Arts Center at Wy’East Middle School on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. The trio is on a 17-date tour that will take the trio to intimate venues in Washington, Oregon, California, and Nevada. Tickets are $20, kids 12 and under $8, students $12, faculty $15, low-income $15, VIP $35; available at brownpapertickets.com or call 1-800-838-3006.

Dancing at Elks Feb. 20

The Hood River Elks Club welcomes on Thursday, Feb. 20, the Simcoe Boys Band playing country western and swing music dancing. Dancing will begin at 7 p.m. and admission is $8. Event is 21 and over only. Dinner is available before the dance at 6 p.m. (cost of dinner includes dance admission). Elks Lodge, 304 Cascade Ave., Hood River. For more information call 541-386-1507.

Willy Vlautin at HR Library

Author and musician Willy Vlautin will read and discuss his newest book, “The Free,” at the Hood River County Library on Sunday, Feb. 23, from 2-4 p.m. in the library’s main floor reading room. The Portland writer is best known for “Lean on Pete,” winner of Oregon Book Awards for fiction and readers’ choice and for his novel “The Motel Life,” which was made into an award-winning film. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hood River County Library.

Music Mondays at Solstice

Join Solstice Wood Fire Cafe & Bar every Monday night from 7-9 p.m. for free live music. The February lineup includes Feb. 17: Chic Preston; Feb. 24: Ryan McAlexander. Solstice Wood Fire Cafe, Hood River Waterfront, 501 Portway Ave., Hood River; 541-436-0800.

‘ART’ play focuses on friendship

Columbia Center for the Arts presents the CAST Theatre's production of “ART,” by Yasmina Reza and directed by Tom Burns. “ART” is a comedy about the true meaning of art and friendship. The play runs Feb. 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.

This Tony Award-winning comedy focuses on art and its effect on the relationship of Serge, a man who has spent $200,000 on a modern painting, and his two friends Marc and Evan, who come to view it.

Tickets for the show are $18, $15 students/seniors available at Columbia Center for the Arts, Waucoma Bookstore and online at columbiaarts.org. Columbia Center for the Arts is located at 215 Cascade Ave. in downtown Hood River.

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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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