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Entertainment update for January 4, 2014

Basille, ‘Wayne’ at River City

East Coast singer meets West Coast singer on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the River City Saloon. A late-night show featuring Paul Basille of the band Great Elk (think Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie), representing Brooklyn, N.Y., and Seattle’s Curt Krause with his new music project Edmund Wayne (think alternative folk rock) are on the bill. Music starts at 10 p.m. River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.

Secret Salsa meets Jan. 10

Secret Salsa Society invites everyone to experience the joy of Latin dancing — join them on Friday, Jan. 10, as Portland instructor Sarah Riddle, owner of Viscount Dance Studio, teaches a sampling of Latin dance styles. No experience necessary; no partner needed; all ages welcome. Lesson starts at 7:30 p.m. There is a social dance afterwards until 10:30 p.m. Admission is $10. Mt. View Grange, 1085 N. Main Ave. White Salmon, Wash. For more on salsa dancing visit secretsalsasociety.weebly.com.

Creative writing class Jan. 3

The Dalles Art Center presents a creative writing and illustration class for children, where students will explore various brainstorming techniques for writing short stories. All children who love to draw or write are welcome, and be sure to bring all your great ideas to class. The $25 class fee includes a sketchbook for each student. Friday, Jan. 3, 10 a.m.-noon. For ages 6-14 Register by email at: thedallesart@embarqmail.com.

‘Driving Miss Daisy’ Jan. 12

Enjoy a sneak preview of selected scenes from “Driving Miss Daisy,” presented by director Lynda Dallman and Gorge-area actors on Sunday, Jan. 12, from 2-4 p.m. at the Hood River Library, 502 State St., 541-386-2535. Visit hoodriverlibrary.org/friends. Admission is free.

Sassparilla at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Jan. 3: Sidestreet Reny 9:30 p.m. – Blues-infused with roots, folk, hip-hop and rock.

“Reny and Bell blend bluesy/funky finger-style and slide guitar, original poignant songwriting, harmonies, solid grooves and creative productions. From hip hop to blues and back again, Sidestreet Reny manage to forge their own sound and push musical boundaries in an era when many other musicians strive to sound the same.”

Saturday, Jan. 4: Sassparilla 9:30 p.m. – Roots-punk

“Portland-based outfit Sassparilla has been referred to as indie-roots, punk-Americana, and punk-roots. Though it is the subtleties and folk-pop leanings of their latest, “The Darndest Thing,” that find this five-piece band slowing things down a bit — and growing up musically.

‘You Knew Me When’ Jan. 3

“After uprooting from their Nashville home and full-time jobs in June of 2012, the husband and wife duo ‘You Knew Me When’ set plans to tour the nation for a full year. Since that time they have been serving up their craft-brewed compositions coast to coast throughout the USA and into Canada, released their first studio album ‘You, Me, and the Rest of the World,’ and have done so as a fully independent entity.” On Jan. 3, the duo will continue their ongoing tour as they perform in White Salmon at Everybody’s Brewing, at 9 p.m.

Entertainment listings can be emailed to jdrake@hoodrivernews.com.

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