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Entertainment Update for Dec. 16

Mark Womble plays Dec. 20

Mark Womble and Friends will be playing at The Dalles Eagles Lodge on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 7 to 11 p.m. The band features Polly Norris on vocals, guitar and banjo; Dennis Williams on saxophone and clarinet; Mike DeMello on pedal steel and vocals; Mike Mutton on lead guitar and vocals; Paul Viemeister on bass, and Jose Maya on drums. The Dalles Eagles Lodge is located at 2006 W 7th St. and features the largest dance floor in the Columbia Gorge. There is a cover charge of $3 for members and $4 for non-members.

Claire, Flynn Christmas show at The Pines Dec. 18

This week at The Pines in Hood River:

Thursday, Dec. 18th 7-9 p.m., Kathryn Claire & Ashleigh Flynn Christmas Concert

Kathryn Claire is part of a new generation of traditionally-inspired musicians. Her guitar and fiddle-playing exhibit a technical grace which is matched only by her truly captivating voice and her rare ability to move seamlessly across genres. Her deep love and respect for traditional music has long been a driving influence and those roots can be heard in her own original music.

Ashleigh Flynn grew up in Kentucky and cut her teeth on local bluegrass music. She arrived on the national scene in 2008 with the release of her third record, “American Dream,” and continues playing national and international stages with the release of “A Million Stars” in 2013. Tickets available at The Pines Tasting Room, $10

Friday, Dec. 19th 6-9pm, Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart’s music embodies the heart of a singer-songwriter. There is a road from every heart that leads to our own unique expression of life, love, heartache and joy. Chris’s music captures these and the division between them with a unique sound that forms a bond with the listener. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

Gorge Winds concert Dec. 21

The Gorge Winds Concert Band will be presenting its annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. The concert will be held at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles, located at the corner of Fourth and Federal streets. Suggested donation for the concert is $5.

This years’ concert will include arrangements including “A Most Wonderful Christmas,” “The Polar Express,” “Russian Christmas Music,” “Triptych for Christmas,” “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo,” and several other seasonal songs. This festive event is suitable for the entire family.

For further information you may visit the band on the web at www.gorgewindsband.org or on Facebook at Gorge Winds Concert Band.

‘Hillbilly Christmas’ Dec. 22

Back by unpopular demand again, the Hapa Hillbillies present their annual irreverent Christmas show “It’s A Hillbilly Christmas” on Monday, Dec. 22, from 6-8 p.m. at Volcanic Bottle Shoppe. Join Ben Bonham and the rest of the hillbilly crew as they celebrate the season. Volcanic Bottle Shoppe, 1410 12th St., Hood River; 541-436-1226.

Brew Fest at Meadows Dec. 20

Join Mt. Hood Meadows for its “Pray for Snow” Brewfest Saturday, Dec. 20. Enjoy live entertainment with Keegan Smith and The Fam from 1-5 p.m. with blues to neo-soul, hip-hop to acoustic roots, and reggae to funk. Bring your dancing boots! There will be over 30 flavors to sample at the Vertical Cocina in the North Lodge Admission is $14 and includes entrance to the Brew Fest, entertainment, glass keepsake mug and 4 drink coupons. Additional drink coupons may be purchased for $1 each. Must be 21 with current valid ID in order to enter.

Twangshifters at CEBU Lounge

Crystal Marie, above, sings for the Twangshifters, coming to CEBU Lounge in Hood River on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 9:30 p.m. According to critics, “The Twangshifters are one of those bands you stumble across one night and never forget. Playing stripped down, no-nonsense rockabilly, blues and rock ’n’ roll, they’re the love children of Carl Perkins and Patsy Cline.” Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Acoustic Guitar Summit at Skamania Lodge Dec. 19

Skamania Lodge welcomes back the Acoustic Guitar Summit for a night of fingerpickin’ good tunes. The talented musical musings of the virtuoso guitar trio, Acoustic Guitar Summit includes Grammy winners Mark Hanson and Doug Smith, who also won the National Fingerpicking Championship, and Oregon Music Hall of Famer and Cascade Blues Association’s top acoustic blues guitarist, Terry Robb (pictured at left). They will play a range of songs, from the classics to original works, for a memorable night filled with jazz, blues, folk and more. Friday, Dec. 19, from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $15. Skamania Lodge, 1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, Wash., ‎(866) 399-7980.

Hop Trip at White Buffalo

Hop Trip, featuring Mark Daly, will play the White Buffalo on Thursday, Dec. 18, from 6-8 p.m. There'll be a complimentary tasting with local wines from the Buffalo's own wine cellar. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.

Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@hoodrivernews.com.



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