Entertainment Update for June 11

Kit Garoutte at The Pines

This week at The Pines Tasting Room:

Friday, June 13, 6-9 p.m. guitar and vocals by Kit Garoutte — jazz, pop, classical, blues, R&B, folk, funk, rock, new acoustic — an eclectic, finger pickin’ mix you won’t want to miss. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

‘Groove Project’ June 14

The Groove Dance Project is at Naked Winery on Saturday, June 14, from 7-10 p.m. Expect funk jazz grooves to move you, and bring your dancing shoes. Next week, get ready for the Summer Solstice Dance Party featuring the Richard Wilkins Blues Band on Saturday, June 21, from 7-10 p.m. Naked Winery, 102 Second St., Hood River; 800-666-9303.

Cripple Hop at Double Mountain

Local jamgrassers Cripple Hop will be at Double Mountain on Thursday, June 12, starting at 8 p.m. 21 and over, no cover charge. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.

Battle of Bands June 15

It’s the Bingen Battle of the Bands on Sunday June 15, at 7 p.m. at the Bingen Theater. Come vote for your favorite up-and-coming Gorge band or solo artist. The show will feature Toy Gun Conspiracy, Walter and the Conquerer, Still Region and others. Pizza and other concessions will be available. $5 admission at the door and a silent auction will be held. All proceeds go to Washington Gorge Action Program to benefit Gorge food banks. Bingen Theater, 206 Oak Street, Bingen, Wash.

‘In the Next Room’ June 20-21

“In the Next Room” or the “vibrator play” is a comedy about marriage, intimacy, electricity, and the alternating currents of desire. Nominated for the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play and selected as a Finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, “In the Next Room” will be directed by Tom Burns.

Set in the 1880s at the dawn of the age of electricity and based on the bizarre historical fact that doctors used vibrators to treat 'hysterical' women (and some men), the play centers on a doctor and his wife and how his new therapy affects their entire household.

Performances will be June 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts’ CAST Theater. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors (62+). Disclaimer/Content: Mature audiences only. This production explores adult themes and contains adult content. Children ages 12 and under will not be admitted without an accompanying parent or adult guardian. Children under four years of age, including babies, will not be admitted. Tickets are available at Columbia Arts, 215 Cascade Ave. in downtown Hood River.

Scott Law, Student Loan at CEBU

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, June 13: Scott Law Acoustic Band w/ Anna Tivel 9:30 p.m. – Nationally-acclaimed guitar master. Anna Tivel from Shook Twins opens. Scott Law’s latest album, “Black Mountain” is all about his acoustic roots and the fiddle-driven string-band sounds of the Appalachian Southeast.

Saturday, June 14: The Student Loan 9:30 p.m. – Fast & Furious Jamgrass. The Student Loan is a progressive-acoustic newgrass project based out of Portland. This innovative quartet’s diverse style transcends genre, fusing elements of jazz, blues, rock and jam with traditional bluegrass instrumentation. Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

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

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