'Process' exhibit opens March 15
Maryhill Museum of Art, one of the Northwest's most enchanting cultural destinations, boasts a world-class collection with more than 80 works by Auguste Rodin, European and American paintings, objects d'art from the palaces of the Queen of Romania, Orthodox icons, unique chess sets, and a stunning collection of Native American basketry, beadwork and artifacts on permanent view. The museum also presents changing exhibitions. During the 2011 season, which runs March 15 to Nov. 15, a special exhibition will be on view, "Process and Presence: Selections from the Museum of Contemporary Craft." It features 40 handmade objects worked in clay, metal, wood and fiber. Among the artists featured are woodworker Sam Maloof, ceramicist Peter Voulkos, jewelry artist Ramona Solberg, glass and ceramic artist Ray Grimm and textile artist Judith Poxson Fawkes.
Comedy at Portage Grill
Comedians Drew Barth and Kermit Apio will be appearing at the Columbia Portage Grill in The Dalles on Friday, Jan. 21, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Comedy legend Gallagher will be appearing on Monday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. $30 advance tickets are available at the Portage Grill, Klindt's Booksellers and Healthy Habits in The Dalles. Shilo Inn, Portage Grill, 3223 Bret Clodfelter Way, The Dalles; 541-298-3287.
McDougall plays Everybody's
Portland based one-man-band "McDougall" announces his fifth full-length album, "Our New Histories," on Sonata Cantata records. "Scott McDougall is a noble little grizzly with precious old-timey wisdom. His songs of travel, discovery and perseverance will purify your everyday lifestyle and bring adventure when driving home from another day at the office." Catch him at Everybody's Brewing on Friday, Jan. 14. "Destroy Nate Allen" opens. Music starts at 9 p.m. Everybody's Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.
Swing, Latin dance class starts
Blue Skies Dance will offer adult swing and Latin dance classes at Springhouse Cellar in Hood River this winter. To register, email email@example.com or call 503-459-6348. The classes run Monday evenings from Jan. 24 to March 14. Swing class: 5:45-6:45 p.m. Childcare available. No partner or experience required. Cost is $70 per person per class (8 weeks), or $130 if you register for both classes.
Films benefit Mosier School
The Telluride Mountain Film Festival will be shown at Andrew's Skylight Theatre in Hood River on Sunday, Jan. 23, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The 4 p.m. show is geared more for children and the 7 p.m. show is geared for adults. This special show is a benefit for the Mosier Community School and there will be raffle of prizes at intermission. Tickets are on sale at Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River and Klindt's Booksellers in The Dalles. For more information on this fundraising effort contact Nigel Longland at 503-939-0100.
Music Mondays at Solstice
Solstice Cafe continues its Music Mondays series with local and regional acts. There is no cover charge and all shows start at 6 p.m. Jan. 17: Joel Valle; Jan. 24: Richard Tillinghast; Jan. 30: Special TBA. Solstice Wood Fire Cafe, 415 W. Steuben, Bingen, Wash., 509-493-4006.
Sign up for 'Lyp Sync'
Columbia Center for the Arts is looking for performers to participate in the 2011 "Lyp Sync Challenge" on March 12, at 7:30 p.m. You all know about Hood River Valley High School's Air Guitar, and we think it is high time that adults get in on the fun. Gather your group, pick a song (early entries get the best song choices, no duplicate songs) and put together your performance. Each performance may not exceed 5 minutes including prop setup, on/off stage and performance. The performances should be creative in style, costume and showmanship. Teams with one to 15 participants may be entered. There will be a limit of 20 entries. Let's create a fun evening for everyone to enjoy. Contact Jacquie Barone at firstname.lastname@example.org or Catherine Butler at email@example.com for information on how to get involved. Check out the website www.columbiaarts.org for more information.
Songs of 'Fab 4' at HR Hotel
The Hood River Hotel welcomes the jazz of Mike Stillman and Friends on Friday, Jan. 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Monday, Jan. 17, the Hapa Hillbillies will be doing a special night of music and songs from the Beatles catalog all night long, so come on down and sing along. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. Hood River Hotel, 106 Oak St., Hood River; 386-1900.
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