‘Old Soul’ at CEBU Nov. 15
Santa Cruz-based folk-and-blues act Marty O’Reily and the Old Soul Orchestra deliver a trance-infused blues record “Pray For Rain,” featuring the three-man orchestra of guitar, double bass, and fiddle. They put a unique spin on their love of early Delta tradition, delivering Americana storytelling with an old, soulful voice. 9:30 p.m. Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.
Bittersweet Harvest exhibit at Discovery Center Dec. 5-6
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is hosting an exhibit opening Friday, Dec. 5, from 5:30-9 p.m. for the Smithsonian traveling exhibit “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942 - 1964.” A free showing of the film “Harvest of Loneliness” will be presented at 7 p.m. The bilingual exhibit opening is free to the public two days, on Friday, Dec. 5 and on Saturday, Dec. 6. The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 541-296-8600; www.gorgediscovery.org.
Big Feet fundraiser Nov. 15
A fundraiser for Little Feet Cooperative Preschool, featuring the “toe tappin’ honky tonk” music from the Green Neck Daredevils happens on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 6-10 p.m. at Springhouse Cellars. The event will feature a silent auction and raffle. Springhouse Cellar, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.
Warren Miller film in HR Nov. 13
Warren Miller’s “No Turning Back” screens at Skylight Theatre and Pub in Hood River on Thursday, Nov. 13. Show times: 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Adults $12, children 12 and under $8. Skylight Theatre and Pub, 107 Oak St., Hood River, Movie Line 541-386-4888, www.skylighttheatre.com.
‘Memories Through Music’ benefit at Double Mt. Nov. 20
Double Mountain presents Memories Through Music, a benefit concert and silent auction for the Alzheimer’s Association, Thursday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. Featuring music from The Quiet American, The Bonneville Power Trio, and Barlow Road. Free admission. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.
Radim Zenkl plays Nov. 13
Since defecting from Czechoslovakia in 1989, Radim Zenkl has become one of the most sought-after mandolin players in the world.
Zenkl's original music crosses the tracks of string jazz, new age, bluegrass, flamenco, gypsy, Irish, middle Eastern and classical music — combined with Czech and Eastern European traditional songs and instrumentals.
Radim Zenkl will perform at The Pines Tasting Room in Hood River on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 6-8 p.m. Suggested donation $15. Zenkl also appears Nov. 14 at the Balch Hotel in Dufur.
‘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. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the movie will start at 6 p.m.
The movie was filmed near Mt. Hood and on the sternwheeler MF Henderson, which was built in 1901. The museum is located at 300 East Marina Drive.
Go 'Into the Woods'
“Into the Woods,” the Stephen Sondheim musical, goes to its second of three weekends Nov. 15-16 at Hood River Valley High School. Friday shows are 7 p.m., and Saturday shows at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and $5 for senior citizens, at Waucoma Bookstore or at the door. Mark Steighner directs a 10-piece orchestra to accompany this moving, sometimes tragic, oft-comic take on what happens when fairy tale characters meet, conspire, and even fall in love. Through fateful twists, family disagreements and (mostly off-stage) tragedy, they learn that fairy tales don’t always happen in fairy tales, and “be careful what you wish for.” This show may not be suitable for children under 10 years of age due to some scary scenes. Including intermission, the show lasts about two and a half hours.