Entertainment Update for Oct. 8

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Oct. 10: World’s Finest — Funky Bluegrass Reggae Ska

“Strong songwriting, inventive band interplay, beautiful vocal harmonies, and vivid improvisation are only a handful of the reasons why World’s Finest has garnered critical acclaim and an ever-growing regional and national fan base. With two full length albums, Pattern (2012) and ‘33’ (2012), the group is amassing their strongest material yet for their newest record, due to be recorded in the spring/summer of 2014.”

Saturday, Oct. 11: Fernando — Portland Roots-Rock

“Fernando Viciconte, the Portland troubadour with twenty years of local and national acclaim under his belt, crawls from the wreckage of the recent past unbowed, bruised but unbroken. He has survived major surgery for a throat condition and thus what could have been existential silence for ‘that voice.’ It’s a voice that caused countless rags like Billboard, Magnet, Paste, The Oregonian, No Depression (and on and on), plus fellow musicians like Peter Buck from REM, Don Dixon, and Steve Wynn to rave wildly about the feeling it evokes when he’s singing his songs of dark despair and faint hope.” Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Moe Dixon Friday at The Pines

This week at The Pines: Friday, Oct. 10, 6-9 p.m., Moe Dixon

Moe is best known for his ability to create an energy that brings people together through song. His magical performances are highlighted by masterful guitar playing and powerful vocals. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

MacMillan and Bell at White Buffalo

Jim MacMillan and Randy Bell will be performing all original music at the White Buffalo Wine and Bistro on Oct. 9, from 6-8 p.m., along with free wine tasting. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.

Gorge Bird Walk Group meets Oct. 11

The Gorge Bird Walk Group is planning a trip on Sat., Oct. 11, to Bonney Butte to see the raptor migration. The outing will take most of the day. Meet at Ground Cafe in Hood River at 7:15 a.m.; the group will leave at 8 a.m. Please RSVP to smarcbaker@gmail.com. You will need a suitable vehicle for the rough roads or arrange for a carpool with someone who does. All walks are free and led by volunteers.

Piano Night at the Civic

A evening of blues starring David Vest and special guest Terry Robb with Albert Reda and Jeff Minnick will be held at The Dalles Civic Auditorium Thurs., Oct. 9 from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

‘Chansons Francaise’ at Riverside

The Ensemble will perform Chansons Francaises at Riverside Community Church, 317 State St., at 8 p.m. The concert features a cappella works from the Franco-Flemish Masters in addition to French solo works from the 19th and 20th centuries. Tickets available at theEnsembleOregon.org.

The Ensemble will additionally be at Reed College Chapel, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., Portland, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m.

Paws for a Cause Oct. 16

The annual Paws for a Cause fundraiser will be held Oct. 16 at Springhouse Cellar from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The silent auction and social benefits Hood River Adopt-a-Dog. Tickets are $5 and include nibbles and kibbles for humans. Cash bar. Tickets available at Gorge Dog, the Hukari Animal Shelter, or at the door. For more info call 541-354-1083 or visit hoodriveradoptadog.org.

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