Entertainment Update for May 28

Brothers Gow at River City

Based out of San Diego, Brothers Gow is an eclectic mix of rock, funk, and reggae: expect original music and covers of Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Adele and Stevie Wonder tunes. “Combine the bands energetic stage presence with powerful vocal harmonies, complex arrangements, ripping guitar solos and the band’s awe-inspiring light show, and you get the recipe for a truly memorable concert experience.” Catch the show on Tuesday, June 3, at the River City Saloon. River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.

Patchy Sanders at CEBU

Folk orchestra Patchy Sanders, a folk-orchestra troupe from Ashland, plays the Cebu Lounge on Saturday, May 31, at 9:30 p.m. Patchy is a family band, with two sisters, their partners, and two friends. The band is on their debut CD release tour for “The Wild Peach Forest.” Patchy plays at least 11 instruments at any one show, and the album features additional mystical instruments such as the pedal organ and Swedish nyckelharpa. Best Western Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

History dinner June 13

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles presents the June history dinner on “Building the Columbia River Highway: They Said It Couldn’t Be Done,” with author Peg Willis, Friday, June 13. A pasta bar dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by a 6:30 p.m. presentation.

Ride along with author Peg Willis as she explores the beginnings of Oregon’s Historic Columbia River Highway and the men who created it. It took an artist-poet-engineer extraordinaire to conquer this reluctant piece of real estate and produce the nation’s first scenic highway, artfully woven into the landscape of the Columbia River Gorge. Meet Sam Hill, the mover and shaker, and Samuel Lancaster, the polio survivor, who turned modern engineering on its ear to create a “poem in stone.”

Dinner and presentation price for non-members is $18, members $15. The presentation only is $5. Reservations are required by June 11, by calling 541-296-8600 ext. 200.

It takes YOU to tango

Join Secret Salsa Society for an evening of dancing — exploring the tango with Portland instructor Ted Roe on Friday, June 13, at the Mt. View Grange Hall, 1085 N Main, White Salmon. Doors open at 7:15 p.m., lesson at 7:30 p.m., social dancing until 10 p.m. No partner required, $10 admission.

Hood 2 River finish line party May 31 features Tony Smiley

Even if you are not competing, come on down to the Hood 2 River finish line at the Marina green on Saturday, May 31, and cheer for your friends, family and other adventurous competitors. The vendor-expo area is open to everyone for food, drink, music and awards.

Full Sail and Naked Winery will be on hand, the Lions Club will be cookin’ up burgers, chicken sausages and veggie options and Tofurky is providing vegan options. Tony Smiley “the Loop Ninja” will be looping his way through his unique genre of music on stage beginning at 2 p.m. For more information and registration visit www.hood2riverrelay.com.

Cascade Singers ‘Broadway and Beyond’ May 30-31

“Broadway and Beyond,” the Cascade Singers' 2014 spring concert performances, are Friday, May 30, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 31, at 3 p.m. at St. Peter's Landmark Church, W. Third and Lincoln streets, The Dalles. Choral arrangements of Beatles classics and jazz standards are featured, along with favorites from Broadway musicals, Hollywood film scores and “Tin Pan Alley” tunes. Singing groups include adult choir, ensemble, and children’s choir. Suggested donation at the door is $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors; children 12 and under free.

Authors visit HR June 6

Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River is hosting authors Jane Kirkpatrick and Rebecca DeMarino for a reception on Friday, June 6, from 5-8 p.m. DeMarino, a White Salmon writer, will be signing her new book “A Place in His Heart.” Kirkpatrick will be signing her new book “Sincerely Yours.” Waucoma Bookstore, 212 Oak St., Hood River; 541-386-5353.

Helping Hands benefit June 1

Help support the Helping Hands organization by attending a dance and music show scheduled for Sunday, June 1, at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River. Dance groups from Columbia Gorge Dance Academy and musicians from Hood River Valley High School performing a cappella and original songs will be on the bill. The all-ages show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 available at Waucoma Bookstore. All proceeds go to Helping Hands — a nonprofit women’s shelter.

‘Veeps’ screens May 28

Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River is hosting a screening of the independent film “Veeps: Profiles in Insignificance” by local filmmaker Bill Kelter on Wednesday, May 28, at 7:30 p.m. “Veeps: Profiles in Insignificance” is the story of Bill and Wayne — two middle-aged men in search of their American dream, their lives at a disappointing stall. They see a shot at a mid-life redemption and grab it. They follow the Vice Presidents as others follow athletes or rock stars.

This film has not been rated but contains mature language. Run time: 80 minutes. Tickets $5 at the door.

Filmmakers sought for 48 Hour Film Project

The Columbia Gorge 48 Hour Film Project invites all filmmakers, from first-timers to experienced crews, for their second annual short film competition in early June. Participants will be given a list of requirements for their films and must then plan, shoot, edit and submit a 4 to 7 minute film in only 48 hours. This competition will be judged on creative content rather than video quality, meaning no fancy equipment is needed. Filmmakers must register by June 16 to participate. The early bird registration fee is $60 until June 1, prices go up to $80 until the June 16 deadline. The requirements for the competition will be given at a launch meeting on June 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts in downtown Hood River.

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.

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.

2014 Visitor’s Guide available

The revamped, expanded edition of the 2014 Columbia Gorge Visitors Guide is here, and while you will need to take the hike to feel the mist, you can download information about how go find the waterfalls, or the wineries, hotels, museums and events. The guide is full of links to businesses, parks systems and more. To download the guide to your mobile device or tablet go to:


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