As of Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Telluride Film Festival
The annual Telluride Film Festival is Sunday, March 4, at the Skylight Theatre in Hood River. Show times are 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. with doors opening 30 minutes prior to show time.
This year the film showcases the very best of the annual Mountainfilm in Telluride Festival. These films are top-notch productions and consistently provide an adrenaline rush to viewers of all ages. There will be raffle items from Dakine and Mele Designs.
Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for kids and can be purchased at Waucoma Bookstore or the Mosier Community School office. Tickets will be $15 for adults and $10 for kids at the door.
All proceeds will benefit the Explorers Club at Mosier Community School.
House concert March 4
Ukulele virtuoso Li’l Rev will be performing an “after Uke-fest” concert on Sunday, March 4, at 401 Montello, Hood River, at 7 p.m. For a complete listing of all the ukulele activities visit www.gorgeukuleles.org. For more information on the house concert call Paul Blackburn at 541-387-4011
Uke Fest is March 2-4
The Gorge Uke Fest returns March 2-4 to Hood River. The workshops are sold out, but tickets to the concerts are still available according to its website, www.gorgeukuleles.org.
The opening night concert Friday, March 2, will feature Brook Adams, the Hapa Hillbillies, Ralph Shaw, The Canotes and James Hill and Anne Davison. Tickets are $15 adult, $5 children 12 and under. The concert will run from 7-9:15 p.m. at Hood River Middle School.
In between acts Lil Rev will celebrate all things ukulele with readings from his new book: “Ukulele Nation (The Poetry of Uke),” weaving together stories, humor, poetry, legend, lore and revival history.
There will also be a jam session Friday beginning at 9:30 p.m. at Double Mountain Brewery.
Saturday March 3, from 12:30-1:15 p.m. at Hood River Middle School, there will be a free concert featuring Craig Chee and the Boulder Acoustic Society.
At 7 p.m. Saturday at The Pines Tasting Room, festival attendees and their families will be treated to performances by Quiet American, Dave Mullany, Moe Dixon, Lil’ Rev, Kate Power and Steve Einhorn and Victoria Vox.
Solstice Wood Fire Cafe will also have its mobile pizza oven on site.
Faberabella at Meadows
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort presents music at the Vertical Restaurant on weekends from 3-6 p.m. Come listen to some of the best bands the Northwest has to offer.
March 3: Faberabella — Dark cabaret jazz trio. A dark, mysterious simplicity that must be heard.
Horde and Harem March 4
Seattle's chamber pop quintet The Horde and The Harem are touring in support of their new release “A Long Midwinter.” They will be playing at the Trillium Cafe in Hood River on Sunday, March 4, with the Portland band Archeology. “Seattle’s The Horde and The Harem has the rare gift of being able to create music that propels itself on sheer enjoyment. The band plays with a sloppy kineticism that moves its songs forward like a shambling caravan of gypsies.” Check out the band's latest video here.
Big Horse, Solera release beers
Big Horse Brewing Company hosts a beer release party Saturday, with the unveiling of three new beers by Darrek Smith, the new brewmaster at Big Horse, and Jason Kahler, his predecessor and co-owner of the new Solera Brewery in Parkdale. The event starts at 6 p.m.
Try Smith’s Hathor Flanders Red, a traditional Belgian sour ale, and (6.7 ABV) and Dwed Piwate Wobberts Extra Pale (5.6), and Kahler’s Hedonist IPA (7.), a Northwest-style dryhopped ale.