Entertainment Update for Dec. 19

Barley Draught at The Pines

This week at The Pines:

Friday, Dec. 18, 6-9 p.m. — “Kelly Bosworth is a folk Americana singer/songwriter and a fifth-generation Oregonian. With a warm and inviting voice, Kelly sings haunting original melodies and folk-blues classics of love, longing, and loss. Bosworth just released her self-titled debut album.”

Saturday, Dec. 19, 7-9 p.m. — Barley Draught brings traditional Irish songs, ballads and instrumentals with plenty of tunes for singing along. The band has been a local icon for 20-plus years in the Gorge with whistles, bodhran, guitar, banjo, fiddle, bagpipes and great harmony vocals.

As a traditional pub-style band, the energy stays high and the ballads are soulful. Come hear a bit of Ireland, right here in the Gorge. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

‘Bluenami’ at Solera Dec. 21

Get your Holiday Blues dancing on with Bluenami — high energy dance blues — at Solera on Monday, Dec. 21. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. A keg of “Red for Ed” will be on tap for donations to the Ed Wilder medical fund. Solera Brewery, 4945 Baseline Dr., Parkdale; 541-352-5500.

‘Hillbillies’ at Volcanic Dec. 20

It’s a Hapa Hillbilly Christmas: the annual irreverent and irrelevant Christmas show on Sunday, Dec. 20, from 5-7 p.m. at the Volcanic Bottle Shoppe. Volcanic Bottle Shoppe, 1410 12th St., Hood River; 541-436-1226.

NYE at Skamania Lodge

It’s Skamania Lodge’s New Year’s Eve Concert and Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 31, starting at 7:30 p.m. The Design Band will begin playing at 8 p.m., providing excellent versions of a wide range of music from oldies to top 20 hits. At midnight there will be a complimentary champagne toast followed by a full breakfast buffet to kick of the New Year right! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day after all. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 844-432-4748.

Dancing with the Gorge Stars scheduled for Jan. 8

The Mid-Columbia Community Concert Association is presenting the “Dancing with the Gorge Stars” extravaganza on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at 7 p.m. at The Dalles High School. The newest stars: Sam Woolsey, Dean Dollarhide, Dr. Tom Nichol, Marty Hiser, Mary Gailley, and Kim Koch are ready to duke it out for the 2016 mirror ball trophy. Tickets available at Klindts Bookstore, Lines of Designs and The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce or at www.mccca.info.

Wasco Bros. at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge, music starts at 9:30 p.m.:

Friday, Dec. 18, Bullets & Belles with Neo Doo Wop Folk. Saturday, Dec. 19, The Wasco Brothers continue the Honky Tonk Christmas Tour — bring your stockin’ cause they’ll be rockin’! Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Gendreau dances in Portland Festival Ballet's Nutcracker

Hood River Valley High School senior Emelia Gendreau will dance in Portland Festival Ballet's Nutcracker December 19, 20, 21, and 22 — seven shows in all; details and ticket information can be found at www.portlandfestivalballet.org.

Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@hoodrivernews.com.

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