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Entertainment Update: October 10, 2018

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Michael Kaeshammer Trio kicks off concert season in The Dalles Oct. 9

The Mid-Columbia Community Concert Association will kick off the 2018-19 concert season with the Michael Kaeshammer Trio at The Dalles High School auditorium Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Klindt’s Booksellers, Lines of Designs, The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, and online at

Michael Kaeshammer is a Canadian jazz and boogie-woogie pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger and producer with an international following. Critics say “He’s a piano virtuoso with a technical mastery of many different styles, an eloquent singer/songwriter, and a charming and engaging performer.” The band features Stefan Dahm on the drums and Thomas Koch on the electric guitar and stand up bass.

‘Sense of Place’ returns Oct. 10

The popular Sense of Place lecture series returns Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Avenue, Hood River. Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Did you know that from Pendleton to The Dalles, some of the very trails the pioneers used were actually the channels of ice age floods? Join author Rick Thompson for a look at the “Ice Age Oregon Trail,” an exploration of how the Oregon Trail migration was made possible by flood geology. $10 suggested donation.

County Line at White Buffalo in HR

On Thursday, Oct. 11, County Line returns to the White Buffalo Winebar & Bistro, 4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River. Music starts at 6 p.m. “Matt Mesa, Kerry Williams and Jeremy Hadden perform original roots-rock Americana garnished with fine picking and vocal harmonies.” Call 541-386-5534 for more information.

Country Dance is back on Oct. 13

The Second Saturday Country Dance returns to Rockford Grange on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. The caller will be Sue Baker from Hood River, and the band will be the Little Match Girls (hammer dulcimer, bouzouki and penny whistle) from the central Oregon coast. Dance lessons start at 7 p.m.

All ages welcome, no partner required. Family friendly. $6 for members, $7 for non-members, $1 for youth 16 and under. Please bring snack treats for break time. Call Keith Harding at 541-352-7550 or Tom Hons at 541-386-5771 for information.

Mail a Postcard Day Oct. 13

Visit any branch of the Hood River County Library District on Saturday, Oct. 13, during open hours to send someone a postcard. Stamped and ready to send, postcards will be available all day. Decorate your own or choose a pre-made postcard. Pie available at the Hood River library in the afternoon. This program is open to all ages.

Broadway Spectacular Oct. 19, 21

Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association’s Choir and Sinfonietta presents music from Hamilton, Carol King, and West Side Story for the Broadway Spectacular, coming to Wy’east Performing Arts Center, 3000 Wy’east Rd, Hood River, on Friday, Oct. 19 (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday, Oct. 21 (2 p.m.) Join the fun and come dressed as your favorite Broadway character. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for CGOA members, $5 for youth and free for kids under 10. 541-354-1548.

Tracy Klas at Eagles Oct. 20

There’s music and dancing Saturday night at The Dalles Eagles Lodge, 2006 W. Seventh St., The Dalles, with Tracy Klas and Band on Oct. 20. Tracy has received multiple songwriting and performance awards and has been seen at many local venues. Music starts at 7 p.m. Come join the fun, be a guest and dance on the biggest dance floor in the Gorge. Cover: $3 members, $4 for guests.

Mamma Mia Auditions Oct. 24, 25, 27

Auditions for the CGOA production of “Mamma Mia” are Oct. 24 and 25 (6:30 p.m.) and Oct. 27 (10 a.m.) at Hood River Valley High School Choir Room. Roles for over 20 singers and actors age 18-60 are needed. Prepare a pop/Broadway show tune and bring a piano accompanist and/or track. No a capella. Mamma Mia is one of the most popular Broadway musicals and is based on the music of ABBA.

The production opens on March 8, 2019. For more information contact Mark Steighner at

‘Brother Love’s’ Harmony of the Gorge has two shows on Oct. 27

Harmony of the Gorge singers, under the direction of Judy Beckman, have been learning gospel favorites to sing for the Brother Love’s Gospel and Variety Shows on Saturday, Oct. 27. Local entertainer “Brother John” will be the emcee; men’s group the Wind-Masters as well as the TuneUps Quartet will be on hand. The evening show will feature the Up To Something Quartet performing their new comedy set based loosely on “Love Potion #9.”

Two shows: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Valley Church, 1631 8th Street in Hood River. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $35 for families (with parents). Tickets at or by calling 509-493-2006.

Tango on stage at Maryhill Oct. 27

It’s a festive evening of Tango dancing, with the Columbia Gorge as a backdrop, to engage your senses and transform your spirit. Take a lesson at 6 p.m. (beginning, novice and experienced dancers), then dance until 9 p.m. Come with a partner or solo. Light refreshments included. Saturday, Oct. 27, 6-9 p.m., $7 members / $10 non-members. To register call 509-773-3733 ext. 25. Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, Wash.; 509-773-3733.

Willy & Nelson appear at Zim’s

Coming up at Zim’s:

Friday, Oct. 12: The Willy & Nelson Band 7-10 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 13: No music on Saturday due to Pac12 football.

Tuesday, Oct. 16: Tuesday Taps & Tunes with Al Hare & Kenny Olsen, 7-9 p.m.

Zim’s Brau Haus, 604 E 2nd St., The Dalles, 541-296-2368.

Van Rontens perform at The Ruins

Live music Tuesday nights coming up at The Ruins — outdoors weather permitting or in the Backroom. Opening act at 6 p.m.

Oct. 9: The Van Rontens with SoulWolf.

Oct. 16: World’s Finest with Jenny JahLee.

Oct. 23: Messer Chups.

Oct. 30: Three For Silver (Backroom show).

Nov. 6: Joseph Hein Band (Backroom show).

Wildwood Academy, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.

‘Ever Wild’: An evening with Darryl Lloyd

Enjoy an evening with author Darryl Lloyd for a narrated slide show for his newly released book “Ever Wild: A Lifetime on Mount Adams,” on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. An optional dinner starts at 6 p.m. ($15) and the program begins at 7 p.m. (free). “Lloyd’s knowledge of the mountain, beauty of his photographs and stories of the adventures he has shared is unsurpassed.” The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles.

Henry Schifter at Hoodcrest

Guitarist and singer Henry Schifter returns to Hoodcrest Winery on Sundays, from 3-5 p.m. Hood Crest Winery, 1900 Orchard Road, Hood River, 541-716-0140.


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