Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Junebug Boys do their ‘hokum’ at Everybody’s
The Junebug Boys play at Everybody’s Brewing, White Salmon, 6-8 p.m. on Jan. 26.
The old-timey string band from Hood River features Ben Bonham on vocals, guitar, and dobro; Aaron Keim on vocals and banjo; Ronnie Onitveros on bass and backup vocals; and Kerry Williams on vocals, mandolin, and guitar.
The Junebug Boys pick, stomp and shout their way through the old-timey songbook, with bluegrass, hokum, fiddle tunes and country blues. Their wide variety of acoustic instruments and voices make for a fun and unique listening experience.
Hapa Hillbillies at Hood River Hotel
Vintage Hawaiian swing band The Hapa Hillbillies performs an all-acoustic show Jan. 27 from 6-8 p.m. in the lobby of the Hood River Hotel.
An all-acoustic show by the Gorge’s favorite vintage Hawaiian swing band, in the Gorge’s favorite hotel lobby performance space.
White Buffalo mixes Kay Floria, wine tasting
Kay Floria performs at the White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. White Buffalo is located at 4040 Westcliff Drive.
Lolo Motion comes to Double Mountain
On Saturday, Jan. 25, Lolo Motion, with its Euro-Americana blend of zydeco-gypsy-funk, will be playing the Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom.
Many three-part harmonies, great fiddle, and wonderful accordion will fill the air. “Lolo Mo” will bring the tunes and you bring your dancing shoes. Music starts at 9 p.m.
MacMillan does solo gig at Double Mountain
Jim MacMillan will be playing an evening of solo original compositions and a few remix covers thrown in, Thursday, Jan. 23, 8-10 p.m. at Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom
Dirt Daubers, Acousta Noir at CEBU
CEBU Lounge welcomes two acts this weekend:
J.D. Wilkes and The Dirt Daubers on Friday and Delta Halos with Acousta Noir.
Both show start at 9:30 p.m.
The Dirt Daubers were formed by Legendary Shack Shakers front man, artist, director and country punk pioneer J.D. Wilkes in 2009. Wilkes’ “gothic preacher” persona and frantic blues harmonica whips crowds into a frenzy, all the while trading lead vocal duties with his feminine foil.
Delta Halos is the brainchild of J. Kyle Cregan. While the recordings feature multi-instruments (all performed by Cregan, with the exception of a select few), he gives the live performance a more “intimate” approach by performing the songs solo and acoustic. Delta Halos started as a studio project in 2011, and quickly took flight evolving into what it is today.
Coming from a background shaped by punk, rock and roll, roots, and various traditional folk styles, Acousta Noir brings a unique, yet oddly familiar, set of original songs to the table, along with his renditions of select and obscure cover.
‘Perpetual Farm’ kicks off Gorge Grown Film Series
Can we farm forever? That is precisely the question that producers of the documentary film “The Perpetual Farm” set out to discuss.
Gorge Grown Food Network will launch its Winter Film Series on Jan. 23 with a screening of “The Perpetual Farm” at North Shore Café, located at 166 E. Jewett Blvd. in downtown White Salmon. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the 30-minute documentary will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Tova Tillinghast, district manager of the Underwood Conservation District and one of the producers of “The Perpetual Farm,” will be present to answer questions after the screening of the movie.
CCA presents Emmett Till film
“Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till,” a riveting true-crime drama and winner of eight best-film awards, will be screened Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts.
In 1955, a 14-year-old black Chicago youth traveled to the Mississippi Delta with country kinfolk and southern cooking on his mind. He walked off the train and into a world he could never understand — a world of thick color lines, of hard-held class systems and unspeakable taboos.
Young Emmett crossed that line and stepped into his gruesome fate by whistling at a white woman. This riveting play chronicles the murder, trial and unbelievable confession of the men accused of Till’s lynching.
Film begins at 7:30 p.m. tickets are $5 at the door. This film has not been rated; runtime: 70 minutes. 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