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Entertainment Update: October 17, 2018

Bri Cauz will perform at Rivertap Friday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 10 p.m.

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Bri Cauz will perform at Rivertap Friday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 10 p.m.


Kids in the Makerspace room at the Hood River County Library created maps on paper to program Ozobots, a brand of kid-friendly micro-robots. These Bluetooth enabled devices can respond to hand motions and follow color coded lines of travel.

Floria & Bell at White Buffalo

On Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m., Kay Floria, keyboards/vocals, performs soulful blues and jazz with Randy Bell, a “sensitive percussionist who adds a warm, balanced beat.” White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.

Bri Cauz at Rivertap Oct. 19

Live music coming up at Rivertap:

Friday, Oct. 19: Bri Cauz, 7-10 p.m. (Singer/songwriter, pop, folk, alternative.)

Saturday, Oct. 20: Josh Cox, 7-10 p.m. (solo act, covers.)

Sunday, Oct. 21: Sunday Night Jam featuring the Reddy Black Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Rivertap, 703 E 2nd St, The Dalles, 541-296-7870.

JoyTribe at River City Oct. 19

Coming up Friday, Oct. 19, 9:30 p.m., at River City Saloon:

JoyTribe hails from Portland, where they have evolved into a swirling, twirling World Infused Funk machine. The 5-piece band grabs snippets of reggae, latin, jazz and African music and melts it into their original funk/rock style. $5 cover. River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.

Tracy Klas at TD Eagles Oct. 20

There’s music and dancing Saturday night at The Dalles Eagles Lodge 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. The Eagles Lodge, 2006 W. Seventh St., The Dalles.

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 on Friday, Oct. 19 (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday, Oct. 21 (2 p.m.) Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for CGOA members, $5 for youth) and free for kids under 10. Join the fun and come dressed as your favorite Broadway character. Wy’East Middle School Performing Arts Center, 3000 Wy’east Rd, Hood River, 541-354-1548.

Textile Preservation class Oct. 22

Executive Director Carolyn Purcell, in her role as an Oregon Heritage Commission MentorCorps Partner, is offering a three-hour Textile Preservation and Care training and techniques class on Monday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. There is no cost, but pre-registration is required. Call 541-296-8600 ext. 201.


Guitarist Jafro Eikamp and his surf-rock-blues band, Pigasus Trio, were in Hood River last Tuesday to play at the Guatemalan Solidarity Project fundraiser at Double Mountain.

Mamma Mia Auditions Oct. 24, 25, 27

Auditions for the CGOA production of Mamma Mia are Oct. 24 and 25 at 6:30 p.m., and Oct. 27 at 10 a.m., at Hood River Valley High School choir room. 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

Tango 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.

‘Brother Love’s’ Harmony of the Gorge show 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, and 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.

Gorge Winds Spooktacular Oct. 28

The Gorge Winds Concert Band proudly presents a night of frightful music entitled “October Spooktacular” on Sunday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m., at The Dalles Middle School. This concert will feature band arrangements to get you in the spirit of Halloween, including “The Phantom of Dark Hollow,” “Danse Macabre,” “Transylvanian Lullaby,” “The Haunted Carousel,” and “Music for a Darkened Theatre.” Attend the concert in your very best costume to help get everyone in the Halloween mood. Raffle prizes include pies from Shari’s Café and gift cards from Hattenhauer Distributing Co; as well as treats for all little Ghosts and Goblins. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted. For more information visit Gorge Winds Concert Band on Facebook.

Teen Halloween Party Oct. 29

Teens looking for an evening of ghoulish fun are invited to wear costumes to visit the Hood River Library on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 7- 9p.m. for a teens-only (age 12-18) Halloween party. This evening of creepy fun will feature an escape room, ghost stories, games and plenty of candy and pizza. Program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Hood River County Library District at 541-386-2535.


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