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Entertainment Update: September 26, 2018

Open mic at The White Buffalo.

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Open mic at The White Buffalo.


Stand-up comic and cannabis reform activist Ngaio Bealum performs at the Lyle Hotel Sept. 29.

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Josh Cox at Rivertap

Live music coming up at Rivertap:

Friday, Sept. 28: Josh Cox, 7-10 p.m. (solo, covers)

Saturday, Sept. 29: PT Barton, 7-10 p.m. (solo, covers and some originals)

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

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

Wasco Brothers at Zim’s

Friday, Sept. 28: Wasco Brothers, 7-10 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 29: Howlin’ Woods with Jeff Carrell, Tracy Klas, Kenny Olsen and Jeff Minnick, 7-10 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 2: 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.

Mission: Possible benefit Oct. 7

Join The Dalles PEO Chapter EJ for a new and exciting Scavenger Hunt. Mission: Possible, is a fun bike or walk event starting at Lewis & Clark Festival Park on Sunday, Oct. 7. Gather the clues and win the prize! Registration is from 12-1 p.m, awards from 4-5 p.m.

“By bike or on foot, teams of 3 will scour the city on a quest to complete challenges, conquer feats, document experiences and collect treasures – all in hopes of winning the coveted Team Trophy and corresponding prizes. Team theme (costumes, name, spirit) is highly rewarded in this strategy-based game, so go big for maximum bonus points.” Preregistration fee is $60 per team, to sign up email: See Facebook PEO Chapter EJ for details.

Proceeds benefit local scholarships for high school senior and women attending Columbia Gorge Community College.

Larry & Raven at The Pines

Coming up at The Pines:

Friday, Sept. 28, 6-9 p.m.

Larry & Raven are “striving for sweet harmonies and intricate vocal intervals, they transform classic tunes with an acoustic style and interweaving voices. Choosing artists that vary from Led Zeppelin to Abigail Washburn, they cover a wide range of musical genres. Larry’s gifted songwriting talent brings beautiful originals to the set that create a fun, easy listening atmosphere.” The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

Open Mic at the White Buffalo

On Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m., it’s open mic at the White Buffalo hosted by Willy & Nelson with sound by Jon Cyparski. Open Mic has had great attendance this summer with lots of talent, old and new. Bring your dancing shoes. White Buffalo Winebar & Bistro. 4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River.

Laughs in Lyle Sept. 29

It’s a night of professional stand-up comedy coming up at the Lyle Hotel on Saturday, Sept. 29. Headlining act Ngaio Bealum (Netflix, Cooking on High), and support from Amanda Arnold (Fox, Hulu) are on the bill. Show starts at 7 p.m. and it’s a $15 cover. The Lyle Hotel, 100 7th St., Lyle, Wash., 509-365-5953.

Streets Alive coming Sept. 30

On Sunday, Sept. 30, The Heights in Hood River will experience a first open streets event called Streets Alive. Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., some lanes of 12th and 13th Streets in the business district will be closed, along with a few neighborhood streets east of 12th to create a route that is safe for all ages and abilities to stroll, roll, play, dance or simply talk to your neighbors. Front porch music will be featured at some locations. Even organizers say “Hood River is our free gym, whereby active mobility like walking and biking are the easiest and most convenient way to get places, resulting in healthier residents.”

Stone Country at Eagles Sept. 29

It’s music and dancing with Stone Country at The Dalles Eagles Lodge on Saturday, Sept. 29. 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.

Trio City Trio at Volcanic

On Friday, Sept. 28, enjoy the sounds of “Trio City Trio” featuring Mike Grodner (Mosier), Chic Preston (Snowden), and Tim Mayer (Hood River) at the Volcanic Bottle Shop, from 6-8 p.m. Expect “the usual variety of blues, jazz, pop, and funk.” Volcanic Bottle Shoppe, 1410 12th St., Hood River; 541-436-1226.

Teen Movie Nights at HR Library

School may have started, but there is still time for teens to watch summer blockbusters. The Hood River County Library will be showing “Black Panther” on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m. and “Avengers: Infinity War” on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. Popcorn and snacks will be provided. This program is for teens only. Hood River County Library, 502 State St., Hood River; 541-386-2535.

‘Paddling America’ reading Oct. 1

Waucoma Bookstore and Double Mountain Brewery are hosting local White Salmon authors Susan and Adam Elliott for a book talk and slideshow at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, at Double Mountain Brewery (8 4th St., Hood River). Susan and Adam will be discussing their new book “Paddling America: Discover and Explore Our 50 Greatest Wild and Scenic Rivers.”

The book provides descriptions for paddling and exploring 50 wild and scenic rivers across the country. Woven throughout the river descriptions will be small anecdotal sidebars touching on the history of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, the adventurers themselves, and tips for paddling.

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.

‘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.

Bonnie Raitt Tribute Band set to rock the house at Columbia Arts

The Bonnie Raitt Tribute Band is bringing their live concert performance to Columbia Center for the Arts on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. for a fundraiser for the art center. “Something to Talk About” is a musical collaboration between some of Oregon’s finest singers and players joining up to pay tribute to the queen of the bottleneck blues.

Come see Lisa Mann, Bre Gregg, Anne Weiss, Ara Lee, and back-up musicians David Jacobs-Strain, Mark Bowden, Jean-Pierre Garau (Aaron Meyer Band), and Dan Stueber rock the art center in this powerful show!

Donate and join the band onstage — when you arrive for the event, you’ll be invited to donate an additional $35 to join the band onstage for a song at the beginning of the second half of the show. Sing along, play an instrument, or just dance to the beat — and enjoy the limelight.

Tickets available online at

Resolectrics at the Ruins

Live music coming up at The Ruins - music starts at 6 p.m. with opening act.

Tuesday, Sept. 25: The Resolectrics (Roots power trio) with Alonzo Garbanzo (Rock, folk)

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


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