Trail Running Film Fest, music, March 20
The Trail Running Film Festival, presented by Rainshadow Running, happens March 20 at Columbia Center for the Arts (trailfilmfest.com). Tickets are $10, and the event features music by the duo The Pine Hearts. Doors open at 5 p.m., first film starts at 6 p.m.
Gorge Grown open house features ‘Food, Inc.’ film
Crocus flowers, morel mushrooms and pea shoots — all signs that spring is near and thus too a new season of Columbia River Gorge agricultural bounty. One way farmers share their cultivated abundance is through a sales model called “community supported agriculture (CSA).” This model is often referred to as a CSA or farm share program. It is sometimes described as a “vegetable prescription” program because you pay for the season’s produce up front, but here in the Gorge we are lucky to have several meat CSA programs as well. With a goal of promoting local CSA farms, Gorge Grown Food Network will host its third annual CSA Farm Open House on March 18, at 5 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River. The public is invited to meet local farmers and learn more about their 2014 CSA farm share program. You can also find a complete list of Gorge CSA farms at gorgegrown.com.
Following the CSA Open House, a screening of the film Food, Inc. will begin at 6 p.m. This showing is a part of GGFN’s Food For Thought Winter Film Series. Food, Inc. takes a look at the current state of the food system in the United States. The film discusses where our food comes from, how it is produced, and how it makes it to our tables. Film viewers will hear from farmers, consumers, authors, CEOs, and advocates about agricultural in the United States. Donations will be accepted at the door to cover the organizing costs of showing this film.
What’s happening in the clubs
n CEBU Lounge, Best Western Hood River Inn: March 14, Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Kathryn Claire, 9:30 p.m.; March 15, Firecatcher featuring Max Bollen
n Naked Winery, March 15, MacMillan (Jim), McAlexander (Lyle) and Bell (Randy) perform new original tunes from 7-10 p.m., with the spirit of “bring on spring.”
n Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom, March 17, Dram and Co., in a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, 8 p.m.; Durgan, March 20, 8 p.m.; and The Resolectric, on May 22, 9 p.m.
n River City Saloon, March 15, The Quick and Easy Boys, $5 cover, 10 p.m.; March 21, Kook Stuff Katie and No More Parachutes, free show, 21 and over, 9 p.m.
n The Pines, 202 Cascade, guitarist Kit Garoutte performs March 20 at 7 p.m.
Double Mtn. releases ‘Sinister 7’ brown ale
Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom announces the release of Sinister 7 Bourbon Barrel Brown Ale on draft in conjunction with Double Mountain’s seventh anniversary party March 15. Limited quantities in reusable half-liter bottles will be available at the Double Mountain Taproom.
Sinister 7 Bourbon Barrel Brown Ale (0.8 percent ABV, 33 BU) is a strong brown ale base brew left to meditate in true Kentucky bourbon barrels for the better part of a year. The aging brings forth flavors and aromas of vanilla, coffee, caramel, black licorice, and dark fruit, accompanied by a bourbon warmth.
“Sinister 7 is a reincarnation of our previous bourbon browns, Terrible Two and Ferocious Five,” head brewer Greg Balch said. “We brew these dastardly beers to celebrate our birthday and to give the people what they want: danger and intrigue.”
The anniversary party and Sinister 7 Release happen 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Brewery and Taproom, 8 Fourth St., Hood River.