Entertainment Update for May 31

Junebug Boys play June 7

“The Junebug Boys pick, stomp and shout their way through the old-timey songbook, with bluegrass, hokum, fiddle tunes and country blues. Based in Hood River, this all-star band brings a fresh traditional sound to the Columbia River Gorge. Their wide variety of acoustic instruments and voices make for a fun and unique listening experience.” Catch them live on Saturday, June 7, 7 p.m. at the house concert series at 401 Montello, Hood River; 541-387-4011.

‘Landslide’ plays Maupin

Singer-songwriters James Konopasek from Mosier and Mark Malefyt, from Maupin, have joined forces in a newly formed duo — Rockslide. Catch them on Saturday, June 7, at 3 p.m. at Imperial River Company, 304 Bakeoven Road, Maupin, for an after-party show for the Poker Run & Bike Rally. Enjoy an eclectic mix of folk, soft rock, blues and country, plus, a few tunes from Konopasek’s debut CD release “Twisted Country People.” No cover charge.

‘Water’ is the theme for ‘Gorge Artists Create’ show

“Gorge Artists Create” is The Dalles Art Center’s open juried show held each August. This year, the theme is “Water.” Our lives, occupations, entertainment, and recreation are all dependent on, or intimately linked with, water. Think “outside the pond!” This popular show is open to residents of the Mid-Columbia area. Cash prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded as well as People’s Choice. Submissions will be accepted July 15-26, Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. A non-refundable $10 entry fee is requested per submitted piece. There is a maximum of three submissions per artist.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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