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Entertainment Update for Jan. 11

‘Finding the North American Bigfoot’ lecture Jan. 25

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents “Finding the North American Bigfoot,” Saturday, Jan. 25, with Cliff Barckman, Mel Skahan and Oliver Kirk in two presentations, 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The evening event begins with a pasta bar dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation at 6:30 p.m.

A self-described “Bigfoot nerd,” Cliff Barackman has been a dedicated sasquatch field researcher for the past two decades. He is currently featured in Animal Planet’s popular series “Finding Bigfoot,” where he travels the country investigating bigfoot evidence.

Barackman will be joined by Mel Skahan, forestry technician for the Yakama Nation and Oliver Kirk, conservation enforcement officer for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Both will offer a tribal perspective on the stories surrounding Bigfoot.

Seating is limited and reservations are required by Jan. 21. For tickets, call 541-296-8600, ext. 201. Tickets for the evening dinner and presentation for adults are $25, children $12.50. Tickets for the afternoon presentation are adults $15, children $7.50. Museum members receive a discount. Visit gorgediscovery.org for more information.

Cascade Singers concert Jan. 11

The Cascade Singers concert will be presented Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 12, at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 10th and Union streets, The Dalles. The concert, originally scheduled for December, will feature “Verdi, Wagner & Holiday Favorites.” The concert features romantic era music by Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, whose 200th birthdays were observed in 2013, along with selections by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Michael Haydn who also represent the romantic period.

The Cascade Children's Choir will join the adult choir for the second half of the concert, offering a variety of holiday music, classical to pops, sacred and secular. Admission is by donation at the door.

Acousta Noir at Everybody’s

“Shaped by punk, rock and roll, roots, and various traditional folk styles, Acousta Noir brings a unique, yet familiar set of original songs to the table, along with renditions of select and obscure covers full of intrigue and wonder.” Catch Acousta Noir on Friday, Jan. 10, at 9:30 p.m. at Everybody’s Brewing. Everybody’s Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.

Music Mondays at Solstice

It’s the return of Music Mondays at the new Solstice Wood Fire Cafe in Hood River. Catch live local music every Monday from 7-9 p.m. No cover charge.

Jan. 13: Matt Mesa & Kerry Williams

Jan. 20: Chic Preston & special guest

Jan. 27: Ryan McAlexander

Solstice Wood Fire Cafe, 415 W. Steuben, Bingen, Wash.; 509-493-4006.

Quiet American at Springhouse

“Aaron Keim and his wife, Nicole, are a folk duo known as The Quiet American. Their CD, “Wild Bill Jones,” harkens back to a time of pioneers and outlaws — when music was created to tell stories and perpetuate ideas into what we call folk-legends today. If you’re a fan of the old-time country duets, harmony singing, fiddle tunes or even jug-band music, don’t miss this upcoming opportunity to hear these old melodies presented in today’s format.” Tuesday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m., Springhouse Cellar, no cover charge. Springhouse Cellar, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.

Second Saturday Dance Jan. 11

First Second Saturday Country Dance of the new year is Saturday, Jan. 11, from 7-9 p.m. at the Rockford Grange, Barrett Road in Hood River. The caller will be Sue Baker and the band will be the Sugar Hill Band from the Mid-Columbia Gorge area. Dance lessons will begin at 7 p.m. All ages welcome. No partner required. Family-friendly. All dances walked through first time.

Enjoy an evening of country squares, contras, circle dances and a few waltzes. Admission is $6 for members, $7 for non-members, $1 for youth and students. Please bring snack treats for break time. Call Keith Harding at 541-352-7550 or Tom Hons at 541-386-5771 for further information.

‘Coconut Island’ airs Jan. 12

Local musician Ben Bonham hosts the Coconut Island radio show on Radio Tierra, KZAS 95.1 FM in Hood River and 107.7 FM in The Dalles. On Sunday, Jan. 12, it’s a whole show of live music featuring Rick Hulett, Kerry Williams and Ben Bonham. Tune in from 6-7 p.m.

Mid-Columbia student art show coming to The Dalles in Feb.

The annual Mid-Columbia Middle and High School art show comes to The Dalles Art Center on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Artwork for this show can be entered Jan. 28-31; one entry per student. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the reception and awards show on March 1, from 3-4 p.m. “This annual show showcases art from young talent that is right here in the Gorge, hopefully making art an important value throughout their lives,” said curator Carmen Toll. Visit thedallesartcenter.org for show details and entry forms.

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

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