Entertainment Update for Oct. 1

Voci sings ‘Requiem’ Oct. 26

The Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta Voci Choir and soloists from Pacific University will perform Mozart’s Requiem at Wy’east Middle School on Friday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. Also on the program is the Overture to Tannhauser by Wagner. $10 suggested donation. For more information visit cgoaonline.blogspot.com.

Magical History Tour Oct. 24 benefits Cascade Locks museum

Join the Cascade Locks Historical Museum on The Magical History Tour on the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler on Friday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 10 p.m. Enjoy friends, fun, live music, an auction, and light dinner fare, all while benefiting the Friends of the Cascade Locks Historical Museum. Boarding starts at 6 p.m., with the cruise starting at 7 p.m. The History Tour is made possible thanks to generous sponsorships by the Portland Spirit, Nestle Waters, and Let's Truck.

Tickets for The Magical History Tour are $45 before Oct. 1 or $55 afterward. They are available for sale in Cascade Locks at Lorang Fine Art, the Museum, or the Columbia River Inn Best Western. Tickets can also be purchased in Hood River at the Hood River Library. More information is available by calling Debbie Lorang at 541-374-8007.

Car is King weekend at Maryhill

Celebrate Sam Hill's love of roads and the automobile Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-5, during a weekend full of events. The historic Maryhill Loops Road, one of the first modern roads in the Northwest, is opened for automobiles only twice a year. Dozens of classic, sport and customized cars will be on view, competing for prizes such as best original, classic, hot rod and muscle car. Join in the fun at the annual Classic Veggie Car Races just for kids. Children can put their ingenuity to work transforming humble veggies into fantastically engineered cars and race them on a 12 foot ramp for thrills and chills. Watch vintage 1930s to 1960s sports cars race singly in a three-mile timed climb up the Maryhill Loops Road. For times and details visit www.maryhillmuseum.org.

Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, Wash.; 509-773-3733.

ChaCha dance class Oct. 10

The Secret Salsa Society is proud to offer a ChaCha class with local instructor Don Slusher on Friday, Oct. 10. Join Secret Salsa at the White Salmon Mt. View Grange Hall for a lesson at 7:30 p.m. followed by social dancing until 10 p.m. Everyone welcome, no experience or partner required. $10 admission. 1085 N. Main, White Salmon Wash.; www.secretsalsasociety.weebly.com.

Sean Flinn at CEBU Oct. 3

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Oct 3: Sean Flinn & The Royal We – NW Folk Pop. Sean Flinn formed his own band, The Royal We, in 2010. In 2011, they toured Europe, and in 2012, they made Paste Magazine’s top “Oregon bands you Should Listen to Now” list. Along the way, the band’s CDs have contained what critics say are “enthusiastic presence and unapologetic blends of swagger and lyrical touch.”

Saturday, Oct 4: Sidestreet Reny – Original Acoustic Blues & Urban Roots

“Reny and Bell blend bluesy/funky finger-style and slide guitar, original poignant songwriting, harmonies, solid grooves and creative productions. From hip hop to blues and back again, they manage to forge their own sound and push musical boundaries in an era when many other musicians strive to sound the same.”

Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Pat Haley at Growlerz Oct. 2

Join Patrick Haley Jon Cyparski, and Mike Stillman at Growlerz on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. as they blend their diverse musical backgrounds including roots, jazz, and blues. Original, comfortable and familiar music to go with food and drink that can be described the same way. There may be a special guest or two. Growlerz, Hwy. 14, downtown Bingen, Wash.

Pianist Scott Cossu in HR Oct. 4

Scott Cossu, a New Age pianist and famous Windham Hill recording artist (think George Winston and Alex Degrassi), is in Hood River for a house concert on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m., 401 Montello, Hood River. Keyboard Magazine says, “He has an ear for the right riff and manages to sound sincere while stretching the limits of the style just slightly.” For more information on the show contact Paul Blackburn at 541-387-4011.

Danny Barnes returns to Double Mountain Oct. 1

“Danny Barnes, oft-cited as a visionary in American music, has led an illustrious solo career following decades of work with the Austin-based Bad Livers. Matt Sircely is best known for his mandolin work, having performed with many of his musical heroes such as David Grisman and David Bromberg.” Barnes and mandolinist Matt Sircely are teaming up for a handful of shows in the Northwest, appearing at the Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m.

Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.

Local Author Fair Oct. 4

Waucoma Bookstore is celebrating their 38th anniversary this year with the Local Author Fair at the Hood River County Library on Saturday, Oct. 4. The free fair will feature Gorge area authors with titles that span a variety of genres. The authors will be signing their books from 1-4 p.m. Featured authors: Kim Antieau - “ The Monster's Daughter” & other books (Non Fiction & Fiction); Katherine Arbon - “ Guarding Camp, Finding Home” (Children’s History); Deb Collins Hart - “Tug at My Heart: Pink is the New Black“(Non Fiction, Inspirational); Rebecca Demarino - “A Place in His Heart” (Historical Fiction); Katy McKinney - “Fireproofing the Woods” (Poetry); Mario Milosevic - “Terrastina and Mazolli” & other books (Fiction & Poetry); Connie Nice - “Hood River” (History); Austin Smith - “Evils Sanctum” & “Dragon's Tear” (Horror & Fantasy); Crispin Young - “Heart of the Current” (Fantasy). Peter Marbach will be at the event with his new Columbia Gorge calendar (details this page.)

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

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