Entertainment Update for March 29

Night Club Salsa with Ari Levitt

The Secret Salsa Society hosts Seattle instructor Ari Levitt (rolluptherug.com) for a fun evening of instruction and social dancing at the Mt. View Grange Hall in White Salmon on Friday, April 18, starting at 7:30 p.m. All ages welcome, no partner necessary. Admission is $10. Dance workshops are scheduled for Saturday, April 19. More information at secretsalsasociety.weebly.com.

‘Parkdale’ at Solera March 29

“Parkdale” is a band featuring Alonzo G., Ryan McAlexander and Tim Ortlieb and they’ll be at Solera Brewery on Saturday, March 29, from 6-9 p.m. No cover charge. Solera Brewery, 4945 Baseline Dr., Parkdale; 541-352-5500.

Western-swing dance April 3

The Hood River Elks Club welcomes on Thursday, April 3, the Simcoe Boys Band playing country-western and swing music dancing. Dancing will begin at 7 p.m. and admission is $8. Event is 21 and over only. Dinner is available before the dance at 6 p.m. (cost of dinner includes dance admission). Elks Lodge, 304 Cascade Ave., Hood River. For more information call 541-386-1507.

Kids free at Discovery Center

Looking for a fun family activity during spring break? Come to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles, where kids get in free with paid adult admission during Oregon and Washington spring break through April 13. Enjoy a fun scavenger hunt, kid craft activities, a special kids menu in the café, and live raptor shows daily. Call 541-296-8600, ext. 201, for more information.

Student Loan at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Saturday, March 29: Lewi Longmire & The Left Coast Roasters, 9:30 p.m. – Roots rockin’ jam master

“Lewi Longmire has built a reputation as Portland’s multi-instrumentalist ‘go-to guy.’ In the years since relocating to Portland he’s been included on shows and recordings by many of the Northwest’s finest bands and songwriters. He’s worked with national acts Michael Hurley, Victoria Williams, the Minus 5 and local luminaries Fernando, James Low, Pancake Breakfast, Little Sue, Casey Neill, and the Freak Mountain Ramblers.”

Tony Smiley at Pheasant Valley

Pheasant Valley Winery is celebrating its 10-year anniversary party on Saturday, April 5, and will feature one-man-band Tony Smiley. He will be playing from 3-6 p.m. and there’s no cover charge. Pheasant Valley Winery, 3890 Acree Drive, Hood River; 541-387-3040.

Tess Barr CD release March 29

Local blues singer Tess Barr is excited to finally announce the long-awaited release of her new CD, “Do What You Want.” The band will be celebrating at the CD release party at Double Mountain Brewery on Saturday, March 29, from 8-11 p.m. This new CD was several years in the making and consists of 12 tracks covering a broad range of music. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.

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

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