Shakespeare in the Gardens July 20 at Maryhill Museum
Join Maryhill Museum on Saturday, July 20, when they welcome the Portland Actors Ensemble to celebrate with a full day of Shakespeare-inspired fun, capped off with a performance of “Cymbeline” outside in the garden. All programs are free on the grounds of the museum.
1 to 4 p.m. Family Fun: Chalk it Up to Shakespeare.
Inspired by favorite scenes and quotes from Shakespeare’s plays, all are invited to grab a bucket of sidewalk chalk and create a drawing.
2:30 p.m. Pre-Performance Talk with Douglas Lay
Join the director Douglas Lay for a talk about Shakespeare and why his work is still relevant today. As part of the program, company actors will engage the audience in mini-acting sequences.
3 p.m. performance of “Cymbeline”
Brimming with romance, mystery, intrigue, and comedy, “Cymbeline” celebrates the enduring nature of love and its triumph over chaos; often referred to as the bard’s greatest romantic fairy-tale, it’s the perfect play to introduce Shakespeare to audiences of all ages. This event is made possible with support from Art Dodd and Diane Plumridge and the Sam Hill Society. Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, Wash.; 509-773-3733.
‘Willie’ at White Buffalo
On Thursday, July 11, White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro will have a complimentary wine tasting with Jacob Williams Winery and music from locals Willie & Nelson from 5-7 p.m. Join the fun! White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.
Ruins Tuesday at Springhouse
Springhouse Cellars presents live music in The Ruins on Tuesdays. The event runs 5-10 p.m. — it’s a family-friendly event with no cover charge, kids activities, local wine and beer and the Solstice Pizza Oven is onsite.
July 9: Lewi Longmire & the Left Coast Roasters w/ Ben Bonham
July 16: Tumbledown House & Truckstop Honeymoon
July 23: Radiation City w/Nate Stranz
July 30: Petunia & the Vipers
Aug. 6: Lost Lander w/Richard Tillinghast
Special event for Friday, Aug. 2: Black Pairie
A group of seasoned musicians from Portland with an expansive style, Black Prairie includes a Dobro guitar, guitar, bass, violin and accordion. These five instruments combine to produce sounds that are a little folk, a little gypsy, a little bluegrass and a lot Black Prairie.
Tickets available at Springhouse Cellar or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. Seating is limited. Springhouse Cellar, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.
Blues from David Vest July 27
David Vest and his All Star Band will play the last music show at The Pines’ 2nd and State St. location on Saturday, July 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance for this 21 and over only show. David Vest is an award winning blues piano player who played with the Paul deLay band for many years. The Oregonian says Vest is “one of the finest on barrelhouse piano ... with a ferocity few possess.” Expect an all-star lineup of Northwest blues players for his backup band. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 State St., Hood River; 541-993-8301.
Volcanic celebrates 3 years
Volcanic Bottle Shoppe is having its third anniversary party on Saturday, July 13. To thank the community for its support over the last 3 years, and into the future, there will be free live music from 4:30 p.m. till midnight.
4:30 p.m. - Matt Messier
6:30 p.m. - Matt2 (featuring Matt Mesa and Matt Swihart)
8:30 p.m. - SmudgePot
Herbette, Hood River's new Mediterranean food cart will be available and there will be some super special beers on tap for the celebration. 21 and over only.
Volcanic Bottle Shoppe, 1410 12th St., Hood River; 541-436-1226.
Lavender Daze returns July 20-21
The 9th annual Lavender Daze Festival returns to Hood River Lavender Farms on July 20-21 will a full lineup of local music and arts, crafts, face painting, a ladybug release for the kids, u-pick lavender and more. Festival hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.
Saturday July 20
10:30-12:30 p.m. MacMillan, McAlexander & Bell Trio
1-3:30 p.m. Moe Dixon
4-7 p.m. Barlow Road
Sunday July 21
10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Scott McDougall
1-2:30 p.m. Sara Jackson-Holman
3-5 p.m. Shed Shakers
Hood River Lavender Farms, 3801 Straight Hill Rd., Hood River, www.lavenderfarms.net.
MacMillan plays Clock Tower
The MacMillan, McAlexander and Bell Trio will be performing music from their recent CD release, “Celilo,” from 9-11 p.m. on Friday, July 12, at Clock Tower Ales in The Dalles. For more on the band’s music visit www.jimmacmillanmusic.com. Clocktower Ales, 311 Union St., The Dalles; 541-296-2602.
Jazz at 301 gallery
Friday evening jazz at the Gallery 301 will feature the Hood River Goldstars. Although rated G-sharp, the music has a lot of sax and violins. Join them starting around 6:30 p.m. On Sunday afternoon it's Mike Stillman and Friends, beginning around 3:30 p.m. for a couple of hours. The Gallery 301, corner of Oak and Third, downtown Hood River, 541-436-0281.
The Shilohs play CEBU July 13
This week at CEBU Lounge: Friday, July 12: Barlow Road, 9:30 p.m. – Alt. Country-Rock. Hailing from the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, Barlow Road is the music machine where Matthew G. Mesa crafts songs reflecting everything about the landscape and its two-legged inhabitants. With guitar in hand and harmonicas close by, he weaves tales about love, life, asphalt, dirt, and everything else we get on ourselves.
Saturday, July 13: The Shilohs, 9:30 p.m. – Eclectic West Coast Rock & Roll from Vancouver, B.C. The Shilohs have in short order positioned themselves as a quintessential band's band. These four guys have the songwriting talent, chops and the oddball cool to make any gig memorable. Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.
Ovino serves up pizza and music
It’s a Friday night pizza party, 7-9 p.m. at Ovino Market, on July 12, featuring the new Focalare mobile pizza oven in its Hood River debut, and music by Mark Daly and friends. Ovino wine and hard cider, along with beer, are available at the all-ages event. Ovino is on 13th Street on the Heights.