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Entertainment Update: September 19, 2018

Hood River County Chamber of Commerce hosted Business After Hours at the Columbia Arts Center on Sept. 13, and the Secret Salsa Society was on hand for a dance demonstration, including the acrobatic Lindy Hop, Tango, and Salsa. The dance group meets on Wednesdays at Crush Cider and Fridays at the Mt. View Grange.

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Hood River County Chamber of Commerce hosted Business After Hours at the Columbia Arts Center on Sept. 13, and the Secret Salsa Society was on hand for a dance demonstration, including the acrobatic Lindy Hop, Tango, and Salsa. The dance group meets on Wednesdays at Crush Cider and Fridays at the Mt. View Grange.

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Mike Rockwell of the Grateful Growlerz.

Blueberry Jam at Civic

Area musicians are invited to join the “Blueberry Jam” session on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the basement of the Civic Auditorium. The gathering sponsored by Got Your Six, a band that formed two years ago to support veteran causes, convenes at 6:30 p.m. The Dalles Civic Auditorium, 323 E. Fourth St., The Dalles.

‘Mark & Matt’ at Rivertap

Live music coming up at Rivertap:

Friday, Sept. 21: Mark Malefyt and Matt Coughlin 7-10 p.m. (duo, covers)

Saturday, Sept. 22: Kit Garoutte, 7-10 p.m. (one man band, covers)

Sunday, Sept. 23: Sunday night jam featuring the Reddy Black Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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

Take Two at Zim’s Sept. 21

Coming up at Zim’s:

Friday, Sept. 21: The Take Two Trio with Ted Horwitz, Kim Beyers and Randy Bell on drums, 7-10 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22: Howlin’ Woods with Jeff Carrell, Tracy Klas, Kenny Olsen and Jeff Minnick on drums, 7-10 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 25: Tuesday Taps & Tunes with Al Hare and Kenny Olsen, 7-9 p.m. Zim’s Brau Haus, 604 E 2nd St., The Dalles, 541-296-2368.

Center Street Band at White Buffalo

On Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7-9 p.m., it’s the Center Street Band at the White Buffalo, performing danceable blues, Latin and rock highlighted by vocal harmonies, guitar and percussion. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.

Rocky Horror Picture Show returns to Bingen Sept. 21-23

The Antici-Pation has been building for the return of the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The Time Warp hits the Bingen Theatre stage for a three-show engagement, Sept. 21, 22 and 23. Expect the full audience interactive, prop heavy version that has been performed around the world.

Dress to Impress as our winners of our costume contests will walk away with prizes. Tickets are $10. To reserve a seat, and for a full list of showtimes, visit Ages 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by Columbia Gorge Pride Alliance.

Cascade Singers choir meets

The Cascade Singers meet under the direction of Miles Thoming-Gale, filling in for long-time director Lloyd Walworth. Rehearsals take place on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 10th and Union Streets, in The Dalles. One-hour work sessions also happen Thursdays at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. The fall project is preparation for a holiday concert in December. Rehearsals are open to all interested singers. The choir often appears at community events, with formal concerts at Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, and late spring.

PT Barton at The Pines

Coming up at The Pines:

PT Barton, Friday, Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m.

“Come to a PT Barton show and you’ll pass through a landscape that includes alternative, folk, Americana, rock, bluegrass, and plain spontaneity. And while each performance is different, the energy and love for the music always comes through. Building on a foundation of finger-style and flat-picked guitar, Barton adds vocals, percussion, harmonica, and banjo to create a variety of sounds from his one man act.” The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

‘Uncork the Fun’ Sept. 29

The Dalles Main Street invites you to come watch the sunset with friends, listen to music, attend an auction and more on Saturday, Sept. 29. Uncork the Fun will be held on the fourth floor of the Commodore Hotel (312 Court St.) and is the annual fundraising event is hosted by The Dalles Main Street, a non-profit organization that supports historic Downtown The Dalles making it vibrant place to live, shop, work, and play. 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This is a 21-and-over event will feature complimentary food from many downtown establishments. Beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase. The event will feature a silent auction, paddle raises and the drawing for two tickets to a seven-day Sea of Cortes Cruise.

Advance tickets at www.eventbrite or pick them up at Lines of Designs, Sigman’s Flowers and Gifts or Klindt’s Booksellers.

‘Growlerz’ at Eagles Lodge Sept. 22

Gorge band the Grateful Growlerz play at The Dalles Eagles Lodge on Saturday, Sept. 22. The music and dancing starts at 7 p.m. Come join the fun, 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.

Free Romanian Festival Sept. 22

Maryhill Museum of Art will celebrate its deep Romanian ties on Saturday, Sept. 22, with a Romanian Cultural Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the museum and the festival is free. The festival will include performances by Seattle’s Datina Folk Ensemble, St. Mary’s Youth Group from Portland, and singer Romeo Cristea. Visitors will be able to sample traditional Romanian fare, and hands-on art activities for children will have a Romanian theme, with traditional embroidery among the offerings. There will also be a series of lectures and presentations on topics such as Queen Marie, Romanian identity, arts and architecture.

Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, Wash.; 509-773-3733.

‘Diamantes de Color’ Flamenco show Sept. 18 at CGCC

Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show, “Diamantes de Color (Colored Diamonds) an evening of Flamenco,” to the The Columbia Gorge College in The Dalles, Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m.

Savannah will be joined by two exceptional Spanish Flamenco artists; acclaimed Spanish-Romani guitarist Pedro Cortes and singer/percussionist/dancer Jose Moreno. Savannah Fuentes, born in Seattle to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry, is one of the only touring artists in the Pacific Northwest region with strong links to Flamenco culture. Pedro Cortes comes from a family of Spanish Gypsy guitarists and began his studies with his father and the esteemed Flamenco guitarist Sabicas. Having toured professionally since the age of 17, he is gaining international recognition as a soloist and composer.

Tickets available at General admission $22, student and reserved seats available.: child $7 student $15, general admission $22, VIP reserved seats $34

Steve Hale at HR Library Sept. 19

Visit the Hood River Library on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. for a concert by singer-songwriter Steve Hale. Hale is a “singer/songwriter with a soul edge in the tradition of Bruno Mars, Daryl Hall, Marvin Gaye, and Bill Withers. Melody is woven deeply into the chordal fabric of the songs, making the music rich, sultry, glowing and delicious.” This program is free and open to the public. Hood River County Library, 502 State St., Hood River; 541-386-2535.


ANB541 12 months ago

Correction: The Secret Salsa Society meets in White Salmon only on the 2nd Friday of the month at the Mtn. View Grange.


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