Radio show tribute May 18
A special ‘Coconut Island’ radio show airs Sunday, May 18, in memory of musician Rick Hulett (Hapa Hillbillies, Bonneville Power Trio, Django’s Cadillac). Ben Bonham will be joined by friends and musicians to play live music on the air and to reminisce about Rick’s music. Sunday May 18, 6-7 p.m. Radio Tierra 95.1, 95.9 and 107.7 FM
‘Good Body’ continues
Eve Ensler’s “The Good Body” continues at Columbia Center for the Arts and CAST Theatre for one final weekend. The play showcases the world of women: botox, bulimia, breast implants. “The Good Body” is directed by Judie Hanel and runs May 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m.
“The Good Body” starts with Eve’s tortured relationship with her own “post-40s” stomach and her skirmishes with everything from ab rollers to fad diets and fascistic trainers in an attempt get the “flabby badness” out. As Eve hungrily seeks self-acceptance, she is joined by the voices of women from L.A. to Kabul, whose obsessions are also laid bare: A young Latina candidly critiques her humiliating “spread,” a stubborn layer of fat that she calls “a second pair of thighs.” The wife of a plastic surgeon recounts being systematically reconstructed — inch by nch — by her “perfectionist” husband. An aging magazine executive, still haunted by her mother’s long-ago criticism, describes her desperate pursuit of youth as she relentlessly does sit-ups. Tickets available in advance at Columbia Center for the Arts, Waucoma Bookstore and online at columbiaarts.org.
Dikki Du at Double Mountain
An authentic Zydeco band from Louisiana is coming to Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River on Friday, May 30. Dikki Du is a well-known Zydeco artist (his brother is Chubby Carrier) and his band will be swinging through to bring the feeling of the bayou to Hood River. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.
48 Hour Film Project underway
FoxCard Media announces the third-annual Columbia Gorge 48 Hour Film Project. The launch meeting will happen on June 20, at 5:30 p.m. in the theater at Columbia Center for the Arts. 48 hours later on June 22 the films will be due. The showcase will be on Saturday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. For more information about the project, visit foxcardmedia.com.
Project Dayshoot exhibit June 5
On July 15, 2013, over 150 photographers and videographers set out across Oregon to capture 24 hours of life in our state. From the top of Mount Hood to Hell’s Canyon, from land, sea and air, the participants of Project Dayshoot+30 collected thousands of images that, taken together, form a self-portrait of Oregon. The name of the project comes from the fact that July 15, 2013 was the 30th anniversary of a similar effort — the original Project Dayshoot — that took place July 15, 1983.
Kicking off the exhibit will be an evening presentation on Thursday, June 5, at 7 p.m., at the Columbia Center for the Arts. Join Brian Burk, project coordinator, and several of the Hood River photographers who participated in the shoot as they talk about their experiences and the history of the project.
Elks dance returns May 22
The Hood River Elks Club welcomes on Thursday, May 22, with dance rhythms by “Take Two.” 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.
Miss Shevaughn returns May 23
Roots-rock band Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray will be performing in Hood River show at the Trillium Cafe on Friday, May 23. This show is in support of their newly released sophomore studio album “Lean Into The Wind” and part of the couple's national “Honeymoon Tour” following their March 1 wedding in Paso Robles, Calif.
Trillium Cafe, 207 Oak St., Hood River, 541-308-0800.
Paul Basile at River City
Songwriter Paul Basile of the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Americana rock band Great Elk is performing at the River City Saloon in Hood River on Wednesday, May 21. Last year, Basile moved from the trendiest of Brooklyn neighborhoods to a farm in Cheshire, Ore., where he and his wife are living in a renovated Silver Streak camper. Since that time he has been touring the Northwest as a solo act in between band pursuits. Check out greatelkmusic.com. River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.
Wine-Pear Fest May 17-18
The Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest returns May 17-18, and meeting the vintners and the growers is a big part of its appeal. The event is at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum, located at 1600 Air Museum Road (off Tucker Road), Hood River.
Seven local food vendors will be on hand, and there will be 23 wineries and three cideries, and several dozen artists and craftspeople ranging from textiles and teas to sculpture and furniture. Local musicians will provide rock, folk, bluegrass and jazz both afternoons.
A day pass costs $25 per person and includes four wine tastings, commemorative glass and admission to WAAAM. Parking is free.
Hood River Rotary and Oregon Pear Bureau present the event, with proceeds going to local scholarships.
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