Entertainment Update for March 30

Kirkpatrick reads April 7

Author Jane Kirkpatrick for a reading on Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m. at the Hood River County Library. Kirkpatrick will be discussing her new book “One Glorious Ambition,” a compelling women's historical novel based on the life of a woman who refused to be defined by her past, conventional Victorian thinking, or the people around her-and changed the face of mental illness in the 19th century.

‘Quiet Beauty’ book release party April 10

Waucoma Bookstore and Columbia Center for the Arts are hosting local photographer David Cobb for a book release party and slide show presentation for his new book “Quiet Beauty: Japanese Gardens of North America.” The presentation will be on Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts (215 Cascade Ave, Hood River). There is a $5 suggested donation, and proceeds benefit Columbia Center for the Arts.

Join photographer David Cobb as he presents a virtual tour of Japanese Gardens of North America. Showing images from his book he'll discuss the elements of style and finer points of photographing Japanese gardens. You’ll learn how to see the Japanese garden from a larger perspective as a cohesive entity down to the intricacies and smallest details. Learn to appreciate both the commonalities and individual aspects of these gardens, and how best to capture their unique beauty through the seasons.

Music at Springhouse Cellars

Springhouse Cellar in Hood River has started live music inside on Tuesdays, from 5:30-8 p.m. (The series will be moving outside to the Ruins in June.) There is no cover charge and food from Four and Twenty Blackbirds will be available.

April 2: Dave Donder and Barton Carroll

April 9: Richard Tillinghast Duo

April 23 Cripple Hop (bluegrass)

April 30 Clambake Duo (jazz)

Springhouse Cellar, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.

(These dates have been incorrectly running under a Mt. Hood Meadows headine - Hood River News regrets the error.)

Romancing the West - a musical and visual journey through time

Described as a celebration of hope, faith and woven histories of the people of the Great West, Romancing the West tells epic stories of native peoples, explorers and sagas of pioneers — a history that has spanned two centuries. With an all-original score and music from every decade — from ragtime to rock anthems, an all-star lineup of recording artists will make history come alive. Featuring legendary Woodstock performer Melanie, award-winning duo Gypsy Soul and Christina & Sons of the Oregon Trail — along with a supporting 10-piece band of talented musicians and storytellers, Romancing the West will explore the times of the old frontier to today’s era through music and storytelling. The Dalles Civic Auditorium, Saturday, April 6, 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 at www.romancingthewest.org. Sponsored by the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, The Oregon Historical Society, and Travel Pendleton.

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