‘Inspired Garden Art’ July 4
Kick off your 4th of July holiday at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River. The “Inspired Garden” art opening is Friday from 6-8 p.m. with music from Ben Bonham. There will be a silent auction of garden baskets from the Hood River Evening Garden Club, Maupin Dig and Hoe Garden Club, Odell Garden Club, and Parkdale Garden Club.
Street dance at Double Mtn.
There’s a free, all-ages street dance on Sunday, July 6, on Fourth Street in front of Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River. The festivities start at 1 p.m. Music acts will include the Tess Barr Blues Band and a headlining band from Chicago that you will not want to miss. Show presented by Squrl's Blues. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.
Salsa with Joshua Faulkner
Secret Salsa Society invites you to put a little sizzle in your summer with a Salsa lesson by Portland instructor Joshua Faulkner on Friday, July 11, at the Mt. View Grange Hall, 1085 N. Main in White Salmon, Wash. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and lessons start at 7:30 p.m. Social dance at 9 p.m. All ages, $10 admission.
Music at Sandbar Cafe
Summer music is happening at the Sandbar Cafe on the Hood River Waterfront. Guitarist Jim MacMillan, Jerry Keith on electric bass and Randy Bell, the master of percussion, will be performing all original music at the Sandbar Cafe at the Hood River waterfront on Friday, June 27, from 6-8 p.m. On Saturday, June 28, it’s up and coming singer-songwriter Noah Tauscher at 7 p.m. On Thursdays, is your favorite classic acoustic folk-rock with Spruce Baugher’s ‘70′s Harmony Roadshow Ride.
Bluesbridge plays Husum July 5
Bluesbridge, featuring Pat Haley and friends, brings their rootsy, blues, rock, and country influenced music to Big Man’s Rotisserie, 799 Hwy 141, Husum, Wash., on Saturday, July 5, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Music is outside
Lavender DAZE returns
The 10th annual Lavender DAZE festival returns to Hood River Lavender Farm on July 19 and 20. Festival hours Saturday are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Featuring music, a Ladybug release party and children's activities by Teacher Janet, the weekend promises to be fun-filled. Over 30 craft and food vendors will be onsite. Bring blankets and chairs, no dogs on the property, please.
Music lineup Saturday:
10 a.m.-Noon MacMillan, McAlexander & Bell Trio
12:30-3:30 p.m. Moe Dixon; 4-7 p.m. Barlow Road
Sunday: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Victor Johnson
Noon-2 p.m. Pete Krebs & Portland Playboys
2:30-5 p.m. Richard Tillinghast & Onehum
Hood River Lavender Farm, 3801 Straight Hill Road, Hood River; www.lavenderdaze.com
48 Hour Film awards June 28
Awards for the recent 48 Hour Film Project will be presented on Saturday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts. The event will screen and showcase the short films made by the participating teams. Winning films will also be shown during the Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival. Columbia Center for the Arts is located at 215 Cascade Ave. in Hood River.
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