Entertainment Update for Aug. 2

The Van Rontens play Aug. 18

The Van Rontens have melded folk, funk, bluegrass and gypsy into a brand new album called “Lost and Confused.” Featuring mandolin player Matt Farmer (Greenneck Daredevils, Barn Burners), the band has several northwest shows in the works celebrating the new release, including a stop at Everybody’s Brewing in White Salmon on Friday, Aug. 18.

Sucker Punch at Zim’s Aug. 5

Coming up at Zim’s: Tuesday, Aug. 1, Al & Kenny's Tuesday Taps & Tunes, 7-9 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 4, Al & Nolan Hare, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 5, Sucker Punch (Heavy Metal/Rock),7-10 p.m. Zim's Brau Haus, 604 E 2nd St., The Dalles; 541-296-2368.

‘Jurassic Park’ featured movie for teen night at HR Library

Cool down, have some popcorn and take in some favorite summer movies at the Hood River County Library. Bring your own cape for Dr. Strange (Aug. 9) and enjoy some dinosaur crafts with the classic Jurassic Park (Aug. 30). 6:30 p.m. start time. Free admission.

pFriem celebrates Saturday

pFriem Family Brewing takes over Hood River Waterfront Park Aug. 5 for its fifth anniversary party, billed as the “Golden Birthday,” from 4-9 p.m. Admission is free and this is an all-ages event. In addition to fresh pFriem brews, enjoy live music from Planet Fly and Purple Haze, a tribute to Jimi Hendrix featuring Ralph Woodson. Bring lawn chairs and picnic on the lawn. Beer lineup IPA includes Golden IPA, Juicy IPA, Summer Pale, Pilsner, Mexican Lager, and Guava Saison.

3-Speed, more at Sandbar Café

Coming up at the Sandbar Café :

• Wednesday, Aug. 2, 3-Speed Trio (Jazz), 8-10 p.m.

• Thursday, Aug. 3, Pavement Ends, Join Dave Wade, Dennis Harvey and John Durkan for rockin' blues and originals. Bring those dancing shoes, 6-8:30 p.m.

• Friday, Aug. 4, Mark Daly and HopTrip, 8-10 p.m.

Sandbar Café, Event Site, Hood River Waterfront.

Jelly Bread at The Ruins

Coming up at The Ruins: Music starts at 6 p.m. with an opening act.

Tuesday, Aug. 1, Jelly Bread with Matt Mesa. Funk, Soul, Rhythm & Blues

Tuesday, Aug. 8, Ian Moore. High Energy Guitar Rock & Soul

Springhouse Cellar, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.

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

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"The tangled skirt" opens run at unique venue

Director Judie Hanel presents the Steve Braunstein play “The Tangled Skirt” in an unusual theatrical setting, River Daze Café. Here, Bailey Brice (Bruce Howard) arrives at a small town bus station and has a fateful encounter with Rhonda Claire (Desiree Amyx Mackintosh). Small talk turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse and both seek advantage. The actors present the story as a staged reading in the café, where large windows and street lights lend themselves to the bus station setting, according to Hanel. Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1. (There is no Friday performance.) Tickets available at the door or Waucoma Bookstore: $15 adults, $12 seniors and children under 15. No children under 9. Enlarge

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