Entertainment Update for Dec. 25

New Year’s Eve planner

n Everybody’s Brewing features music from The Shed Shakers, free champagne toast at midnight.

n Mt. Hood Meadows: Keegan Smith and the Fam. Blues to neo-soul, hip-hop to acoustic roots and reggae to funk. The party starts at 8 p.m. with a guest DJ. The New Year’s Eve show is 21 and over only. Visit http://bit.ly/19mip24 for details.

n CEBU Lounge: Euro-Americana band Lolo motion, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

n Columbia Gorge Hotel: Murder in the Key of D, murder-mystery party. Music by Jamie Nasario. Columbia Gorge Hotel, 4000 Westcliff Drive, Hood River; 541-386-5566.

n Double Mountain: New Year’s Eve with Manimalhouse, sexy, powerful, gritty funk, 9 p.m.

n Hood River Elks Lodge: Larkspur dance band, dinner at 6 p.m., music at 8, east and West Coast celebration.

Scott Sparks at Double Mt.

Austin-based singer-songwriter Scott Sparks makes stop in Hood River on Friday, Dec. 27, at Double Mountain Brewery. Music starts at 8 p.m. Spark’s CD, “Texagon” is a collection of 10 songs recorded over as many years — in Texas and Oregon — some right here in the Gorge. Come hear why Sparks’ Johnny Cash-meets-Springsteen influences are being recognized by the Austin Songwriters Group. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.

Garbanzo Bros. at Trillium Cafe

The Flying Garbanzo Brothers will be at the Trillium Cafe on Friday, Dec. 27, with the late show, starting at 10 p.m. Randy, Ryan and Dennis are Wanted Men, Desperate Hombres and your reward is music you can dance to. Trillium Cafe, 207 Oak St., Hood River, 541-308-0800.

Barlow Road at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Dec. 27, Barlow Road — Roots rock Americana featuring Rick Hulett, Matt Mesa, Kerry Williams, Tim Ortlieb and Ed Dietrich. 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 28, The Quick & Easy Boys — Good time party funk rock. 9:30 p.m. Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

John Standefer at WS Guitar

Two expert fingerstyle guitar players, Brooks Robertson and John Standefer, will be at the White Salmon Guitar Co. for a house concert on Saturday, Dec. 28. Music starts at 7 p.m. and there is a suggested donation of $10-$15 for this all-ages show.

A guitar workshop is scheduled for 3 p.m. A $35 fee includes the concert and pre-registration is required: email cwilson@whitesalmon guitar.com. White Salmon Guitar Co., 230 E. Jewett, White Salmon, Wash.; 509-254-1834.

‘Sasquatch Revealed’ adds lecture

The “Sasquatch Revealed” dinner event for Saturday, Dec. 28, is sold out at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, but there is good news for those who still wish to hear Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Chris Murphy and Thomas Steenburg. An afternoon presentation at 3 p.m. has been added to the schedule.

Cost is $15 for non-members, and $10 for members. Space is limited.

Call 541-296-8600, ext. 201, for more information or visit gorgediscovery.org. The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 23.

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is located at 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles.

‘Ghosts in Our Backyard’ Jan. 8

Gorge Owned welcomes Hood River mayor and history enthusiast Arthur Babitz to Springhouse Cellar on Wednesday, Jan. 8, as part of the Sense of Place lecture series. Admission is $5.

Babitz will explore the rich and well-documented past of Hood River using photographic archives of The History Museum of Hood River County.

From the waterfront to the downtown business district, from fruit packing to wine tasting, Babitz will shed light on the development of Hood River’s landscape.

He will provide insights on the city’s residents, explore how they lived, and show what they left behind. His presentation will include a rare film clip of one of the most emotional days in Hood River history.

Arthur is an electrical engineer and the mayor of Hood River. His interest in photography began with childhood hours in the darkroom, and his interest in history extends almost as far back. He is currently helping the History Museum of Hood River County digitize and organize its collection of photographic images, and has seen most of the 13,000 images in the collection.

Babitz will speak on Wednesday, January 8, at Springhouse Cellar Winery. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7 p.m. Come early to enjoy a glass of wine or beer and meet others in the community.

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