Entertainment Update for Oct. 18

Cripple Hop at Springhouse

Cripple Hop will be playing The Backroom at Springhouse Cellars on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 6-9 p.m. The band will be bringing its new drummed up fusiongrass sound and will be looking to get people dancing and grooving. Look Cripple Hop up on Facebook and let them know you’re going! Springhouse Cellar, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.

Bluesman Doug MacLeod in Hood River Oct. 17

Blues Music Foundation award winner and 2014 Best Acoustic Player of the Year Doug MacLeod brings his “superb songwriting, guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals” to The Pines Tasting Room (202 Cascade) on Friday, Oct. 17. Show starts at 6 p.m. with opening act Kit Garoutte and tickets are $20 available at The Pines and Waucoma Bookstore.

Critics say MacLeod “is a singer-songwriter in the American tradition. He is a traveling artist that writes and sings original songs that are based on his own life and experiences. He learned from the old masters, lived the music, survived the life and carries forward a valuable tradition. At the heart of this is his knack for storytelling, bringing characters-from the faceless to the legendary-to strikingly real life.”

Mt. Hood Film Festival returns

Columbia Center for the Arts will present the third annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival in Hood River from Nov. 7 through Nov. 9. Venues for the Film Festival include 2 theaters at Columbia Center for the Arts, Springhouse Cellar and Andrew’s Skylight Theater.

The festival will feature screenings of over 100 films in a number of categories including a special block of short 3 D films, long and short narratives, animation, long and short documentaries, horror/sci-fi and adventure films. Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival has the distinction of the only film festival in the Pacific Northwest featuring 3 D films. A three-day, all access Festival pass is $35 and a one-day pass is $15. Guaranteed and priority seating is available with exclusive VIP passes. For more information visit www.columbiaarts.org.

Power Trio ‘tours’ Oct. 18

The Bonneville Power Trio has a one day mini-brewery tour on Saturday, Oct. 18, with two chances to check out tunes from Ben Bonham (The Hapa Hillbillies, Junebug Boys) Ryan McAlexander (Bigfoot Band) and Tim Ortlieb (Django’s Cadillac, Barlow Road). Expect ‘old wave’ and bluesabilly. Its a bit like The Clash, Chuck Berry and The Rolling Stones got together for a weekend back in 1979 and cut a record. 5 - 7 p.m. Solera Brewery, Parkdale, 4945 baseline Dr, Parkdale. 9 - 11 p.m. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 4th St, Hood River.

Magical History Tour Oct. 24

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 $55. 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.

Wilson, Arthur Land at CEBU

This week at CEBU Lounge: Friday, Oct. 17, Arthur Lee Land, 9:30 p.m. “Arthur tours as an innovative solo act using the Art of Live-Looping to create an “on the fly” full band sound.” Saturday, Oct. 18, Jeremy Wilson & The Triangle, 9:30 p.m. “Wilson is the former singer of national, PDX-based alt rock band The Dharma Bums in the ‘80s and ‘90s.” Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Bingen Theater Jam Oct. 23

The Bingen Theater will open its doors wide for Open Jam Night Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6-10 p.m. Admission is free, and the historic building is a great place to share your talent and have some fun with other musicians. Whatever your instrument, playing style, and level of ability, everybody's welcome. Bingen Theater, 210 Oak Street, Bingen, Wash.

Johnny B in concert Oct. 20

Johnny B is an Alaskan pianist with a thoroughly engaging one man performance that will satisfy any audience. He will inform and entertain as he weaves stories and songs in an up-tempo program backed by video scenes form Alaska. The concert is Monday, October 20. The venue is the Gateway Presbyterian Church, 1111 Dry Hollow Rd, The Dalles.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. sharp. This concert is the second in the Mid Columbia Community Concert 2014-2015 season.

Individual tickets may be purchased at the door, Columbia River Music and Klindt's Book Sellers. Note: The cost of single ticket purchases can be applied toward a full concert season ticket.

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

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