Entertainment Update for March 12

G.D.M. at River City March 15

Alonzo Garbanzo is playing at the River City Saloon on Friday, March 14, starting at 10 p.m. with his new band G.D.M., featuring (Alonzo) Garbanzo, (Ed) Dietrich, and (José) Maya. Garbazno says he will split his time onstage between guitar and piano, a first for his shows in the Northwest. River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.

Jaybirds in Bingen March 16

John Reischman and The Jaybirds, with top of the line traditional bluegrass, perform live at the Bingen Theater (bingentheater.com) on Sunday, March 16, 7 p.m. This is an all ages show. Tickets are $15.

Art in Kuwait lecture March 19

This March Columbia Center for the Arts showcases the work of Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield. The exhibit represents four series of paintings she created during her 2004-2010 tenure as a professor, teaching art to Muslim women in Kuwait. On March 19, at 7 pm, Wakefield will give a public lecture and slide show at the Columbia Center for the Arts. In the 45-minute program she will present a side of the Middle East not represented in popular media. She will also read from her book, “Suitcase Filled With Nails: Lessons Learned from Teaching Art in Kuwait.”

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Barley Draught

Catch local Irish band Barley Draught at a venue near you and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with sing-alongs and more:

Friday. March 14, 7 p.m. — Solera Brewpub, Parkdale

Saturday, March 15, 3 p.m. – ClockTower Ales, The Dalles

Special St. Patrick’s Day Benefit Concert Monday, March 17, 7 p.m. — at the Mid Columbia Senior Center in The Dalles, 21 and over only.

Pint Shack reopens March 15

Following an annual trip to Baja to warm up and recharge the batteries, the Pint Shack crew will be back for business on Saturday, March 15. DJ "Get Down" will be there from 9 p.m. to close. Erin's world famous nachos, along with other taste treats, will be available to satisfy your appetite. The Pint Shack, 105 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-7600.

MMB at Naked Winery

Jim MacMillan, Ryan McAlexander and Randy Bell return to the Naked Winery Tasting Room in Hood River, Oregon for an evening of all original eclectic and danceable music to celebrate Spring on Saturday, March 15, from 7-10 p.m. Naked Winery, 102 Second St., Hood River; 800-666-9303.

Kathryn Claire at CEBU

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, March 14: Kathryn Claire Band 9:30 p.m. – Energetic, captivating Celtic-Americana

“Kathryn Claire has asserted herself in a new generation of traditionally inspired musicians. Her fiddle-playing exhibits a technical grace which is matched only by her truly captivating voice and she possesses the rare ability to move seamlessly across genres.”

Saturday, March 15: Firecatcher 9:30 p.m. – Rock and reggae. This energetic three-piece from Portland started out as a Bob Marley cover band, and has grown to play their own originals borrowing from reggae and rock and roll styles. Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Kay Floria at The Pines

This week at The Pines Tasting Room:

Thursday, March 13, 7-9 p.m. Kay Floria plays keyboard and sings blues, ballads and jazzy tunes. Her style is reminiscent of the women blues artists from the 40s and 50s.

Thursday, March 20, 7-9 p.m. Guitar and vocals by Kit Garoutte — jazz, pop, classical, blues, R&B, folk, funk, rock, new acoustic and eclectic finger-pickin’ mix you won’t want to miss. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

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