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Entertainment Update for June 18

‘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. Note: Ticket price is $10. 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.

‘Cooking with Fire’ author visits

Waucoma Bookstore and Solstice Woodfire Cafe are hosting author Paula Marcoux will be at an author reception and book signing on Friday, June 20, from 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at Waucoma Bookstore (212 Oak St, Hood River). Marcoux will be signing her new book “Cooking with Fire,” a cookbook that includes techiques on how to control and manipulate fire comfortably so you can use the least expensive, lowest-tech cooking mode to cook a variety of food. The book includes over 100 recipes, fun historical anecdotes, and DIY tool-building instructions.

Eric Taylor plays White Salmon

The White Salmon Guitar House Concert Series continues on Friday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. with Texas guitarist Eric Taylor. Doors open at 7 p.m., music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. “Eric Taylor is a sage musician, a lyrical genius and a master of the guitar. If you're not familiar with Taylor by name, you've probably heard his songs performed by people such as Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett. He has created a multitude of fans and devotees that are legends themselves, artists who have long considered Taylor to be a teacher and a lantern bearer whose time is long overdue.” White Salmon Guitar Co., 230 East Jewett, White Salmon, Wash.; 509-254-1834.

Chris Stewart at The Pines

This week at The Pines Tasting Room:

Friday June 20, 6-9 p.m. 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. His 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.

Larry Russ at White Buffalo

Larry Russ & Raven will be sharing their “intensely beautiful harmonic groove” at White Buffalo on Thursday, June 19, at 6 p.m. Featured complimentary wine tastings will be White Buffalo staff favorites. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.

Harmony Roadshow featured at Sandbar Cafe

From Baja to Hood River . . . it’s Spruce Baugher’s 70′s Harmony Roadshow Ride every Thursday this summer from 6-8 p.m. at the Sandbar Cafe on the Hood River waterfront. Enjoy your favorite classic acoustic folk-rock and more.

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