Entertainment Update for Nov. 8

‘Easy Boys,’ more at River City

This month at River City Saloon includes:

Nov. 8: Bonneville Power Trio (10 p.m.)

Expect retro punk and rocking bluesabilly.

Nov. 14: Hook and Anchor (10 p.m.)

Portland pop band Hook and Anchor says their new song “Concerning Spectral Pinching” is about youth and rebellion, strength and vengeance. “It is also a song about witches. Occasionally, we like to approach songwriting like a book report. This song was originally about the Salem witch trials until we tossed out most of the facts and focused on re-imagining a young woman at the center of one such persecution, one who is guilty and remorseless.”

Nov. 26: Portland-based psychedelic rock/melodic-pop outfit The Quick & Easy Boys are gearing up to release their fourth full-length, Follow Us Overboard, which sounds like “The Beach Boys meets The BeeGees meets The Flaming Lips," according to the band.

Dec. 2: Brothers Gow.

River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.

‘Pale Ales’ at Naked Winery

Amber and the Pale Ales, featuring vocalist Amber Nelson, will be playing live music at Naked Winery on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 7-10 p.m. Naked Winery, 102 Second St., Hood River; 800-666-9303.

Calico at Springhouse Cellar

The Backroom at Springhouse Cellar hosts California country band Calico on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 6-9 p.m.

Featuring Kirsten Proffit, Manda Mosher, and Aubrey Richmond, the band brings acoustic guitar, mandolin, resonator, fiddle and electrics, three-part harmonies and classic songwriting to create a new and unique sound rooted in the vast valleys and canyons of L.A. Springhouse Cellar, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.

‘Bend in the River’ screens as benefit for history museum

On Friday, Nov. 14, The Hood River County History Museum will be showing “Bend of the River,” featuring the paddlewheel that is displayed in front of the museum. The movie was filmed near Mt. Hood and on the sternwheeler MF Henderson, built by Shaver Transportation Company in 1901. The movie features Jimmy Stewart as a former outlaw turned wagon train guide. It also features Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy, and Julie Adams. This is the first in a series of movies made in the Gorge that will be shown in the Museum this fall and winter to raise money to repair the paddlewheel. The museum is located at 300 East Marina Drive. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the movie will start at 6 p.m.

‘Hard Way Home’ highlighted at Mt. Hood Film Fest

This weekend’s Mt. Hood Film Festival features “Hard Way Home,” screening Saturday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Skylight Theater in Hood River.

“‘Hard Way Home’ explores a young woman’s efforts to let go of her haunted past by undertaking a daunting challenge: thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Thousands of hikers attempt this hike every year but fewer than 20 percent actually complete it. On her 6-month journey to beat these odds, filmmaker Kori Feener covered more than 2,000 miles, tested her physical capabilities, connected with like-minded travelers, and ultimately opened a new chapter in her life.

She engages the audience to join her on this life-changing experience through personal storytelling and a cinema verite style of shooting.”

Full film festival details available at www.columbia arts.org

Urban Tellers showcase Nov. 15

Columbia Center for the Arts presents the graduates of Portland Storytellers’ The Art of Personal Narrative workshop at an Urban Tellers showcase on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River. The showcase is the culmination of weeks of work where these people from the local community who have crafted and honed a personal story get to share it on stage.

“We’ve been wanting to expand our offerings and get a spoken word program going here in Hood River,” says Catherine Butler, program director. “People flocked to Portland Story Theater’s debut in Hood River last month and we expect this show to be a sellout.”

This group of Urban Tellers features Jackie Mcmanus, David Fox, Ann Harris, Howard Bulick, Megan Farrell, Julie Hatfield, and Mari Matthias.

Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase in advance at Columbia Center for the Arts and online at www.columbiaarts.org. For all media inquiries in reference to Urban Tellers please contact Lynne Duddy, 503-284-2226 or by email at lynne@portlandstorytheater.com.

Polecat at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge (Best Western):

Saturday, Nov. 8 Polecat w/ Lewi Longmire & The Left Coast Roasters, 9:30 p.m.

After turning in one of the best Ruins performances of the summer, Polecat returns to Hood River with Portland legend Lew Longmire opening the show. “Formed in Bellingham, Washington in Spring 2010, Polecat has traveled all over Northwest U.S., performing over 400 shows in four years. Their unique instrumentation enables them to seamlessly blend genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, reggae, and world music into their sound.” Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

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

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