Entertainment Update for Sept. 17

Film ‘GMO OMG’ screens at Skylight Sept. 17

The film “GMO OMG” will be screened Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6:45 p.m. at Andrew’s Skylight Theater, 109 Oak St. A short discussion will follow.

The event is a benefit for the Yes on 92 campaign, (www.oregonrighttoknow.org) which supports mandatory labeling of food with genetically modified organisms (GMO).

‘Sisters in Song’ Sept. 19

The Dalles' own Viemeister sisters, Jena and Anna, both educated and professionally trained, are coming home to perform in the Gorge. The evening concert will include songs from Broadway and some favorite opera numbers.

The concert is 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, at the Calvary Baptist Church, 3350 Columbia View Drive, The Dalles. This concert is the first of the 2014-2015 Mid Columbia Community Concert Association season. The evening promises to be one of great music sung by these talented young ladies.

Individual $25 tickets may be purchased at the door, Waucoma Bookstore in Hood River and in The Dalles at Columbia River Music and Klindt's Book Sellers or on line at www.midcolumbiacommunityconcerts.org.

Dusu Mali at Everybody’s

Get ready for improvisational African blues-rock on Friday, Sept. 19, with Portland’s Dusu Mali Band. “Their CD ‘Never Give Up’ takes the percussive elements of traditional Malian rhythms and splices it with thick grooves of reggae, psychedelic rock, and blues.” Everybody’s Brewing, 151 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.

‘Parkdale’ at River City Sept. 19

The trio "Parkdale" plays River City Saloon on Friday, Sept. 19, starting at 9:30 p.m. The local band features Alonzo Garbanzo, Ryan McAlexander and Tim Ortlieb. “This should be a good rockin' dancin' night.” River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.

Urban Tellers Invitational Sept. 27

Urban Tellers offers an experience that makes people feel a part of something, something good, connected. This September, the people of the Columbia River Gorge will have a chance to experience Urban Tellers for themselves. The two-hour production will take place at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, one night only, on September 27, at 7:30 p.m.

2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Portland Story Theater and this Urban Tellers Invitational is a special show that not only features outstanding storytellers who have worked with Portland Story Theater before, like Leigh Hancock of White Salmon, but also features the founders: Lawrence Howard, Lynne Duddy, and Penny Walter. Over the years, Portland Story Theater has perfected an approach to storytelling as solo performance art that is filling a niche.

This is a place where people gather to hear the real, true stories of complete strangers. And something magical happens, something beyond entertainment.

Advance tickets are $15 and are available for purchase online at www.columbiaarts.org.

Midnight Honey at CEBU Lounge Sept. 19

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, Sept 19: Midnight Honey (feat Shelly Rudolph & Bre Gregg) – Swampy Soul

“Midnight Honey revitalizes the R&B-Soul genre with a riveting sound that’s sultry and distinctively their own. Up front are Shelly Rudolph and Bre Gregg, a pair of powerhouse singers who flaunt a wide palate of lush harmonies and an undeniable sister-like chemistry. With a tight knit four piece backing band highlighting electric guitar and lap steel, Midnight Honey is too sweet to turn down.”

Saturday, Sept 20: The Fire Weeds – Wide Open, Free Range Americana

The Fire Weeds call their blend of blues- tinged rock, bluegrass and country... Wide Open Americana.

“Mixing elements of jam music with tight vocal harmonies and " song-craft', dance-ability is a sure thing. The Fire Weeds features noted multi-instrumentalist Alan Glickenhaus (Higher Ground).”

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

The Barbed Wire Ball Sept. 27 in Goldendale

On Saturday, Sept. 27, Ekone Ranch will throw the gates open wide for the seventh annual “Barbed Wire Ball,” an old-fashioned hootenanny to celebrate fall and raise funds for the ranch’s efforts in land conservation and education of children and adults. Tickets and information are available at www.ekone.org or 509-773-4536.

The event begins at 11 a.m. and goes until noon Sunday. Guests can come for any or all of the festivities, which will include:

• Barbeque with grass-fed beef and from-scratch home cooking

• Guided tour of the land with wildlife biologist Bill Weiler, through ponderosa pine and oak forest to the edge of Rock Creek Canyon, also showcasing fire-prevention forest management and an option to tour Ekone’s green cemetery

• Horse training demonstration with local trainer Neal Slater

• Headline music by the Earnest Lovers from Portland, led by Leslie Beia (of Copper & Coal) and Pete Krebs (a mainstay of Portland’s music scene), now teaming up to create a vintage honky-tonk sound

• Pony rides and face painting for kids

• Cakewalk, for kids and adults, sponsored by Allyn’s Building Center

• Live auction with professional auctioneer David Griffith, of Griffith Motors, including an airplane tour of the Gorge

• Silent auction featuring 100+ beautiful and practical items and experiences

• Beer garden featuring Double Mountain Brewery, wine garden with Syncline Winery

• Sunday brunch

Camping is available at the ranch, and a few bunks in the bunkhouse, for those who choose to stay over. Hotels are also available in Goldendale, a 30-minute drive. Advance adult tickets are available online; $20 for Saturday only, or $40 for the weekend, and include food and camping ($22 and $44 at the gate). Tickets for children 6-12 are half-price, and kids 5 and under come free.

Ekone Ranch is a 1060 acre land trust and off-grid sustainable living center located 15 miles east of Goldendale, founded in 1972 and incorporated as Sacred Earth Foundation, a non-profit organization. It offers summer camps for children, using horses, nature, and ranch work to teach about stewardship and community. Numerous other programs for adults and children run nearly year-round, and the ranch now also operates the Northwest’s only Conservation Burial Ground, where people can choose a simple, natural burial.

Music at Draper Girls Country Farm

Draper Girls Country Farm will be hosting music this weekend:

Saturday, Sept. 20 - Featuring Rick Williams, Tobias Ammon, Randy Bell, 1-3 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 21- Featuring Tobias Ammon and Kevin Kingrey, 1-3 p.m. No cover charge.

Draper Girls Country Farm, 6200 Oregon 35, Mt Hood; (541) 352-6625

Mark Daly at Gorge White House Sept. 21

The Gorge White House music and artist series continues on Sunday, Sept. 21, with Mark Daly and Friends playing from 4-6:30 p.m. No cover charge, kids welcome. The Gorge White House, 2265 Highway 35, Hood River; 541-386-2828.

Dark Matter Transfer at River City Sept. 25

“Portland-based Dark Matter Transfer have begun spreading their mystical, musical mastery to stunned audiences across the western U.S. Their experimental style is marked by intricate, kinetic, melodic and highly improvisational rock that brings together elements of funk, electronic dance music, the jam scene and prog.”

Catch them on Thursday, Sept 25, at 10 p.m. No cover charge. River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.

Vintage Evening fundraiser Oct. 4

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum presents “A Vintage Evening – Rock & Roll Sock Hop, Saturday, Oct. 4. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles. The live and silent auction is a fundraiser for the Discovery Center. Tickets are $75. For tickets or information, call (541) 296-8600 x 201, or visit www.gorgediscovery.org.

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

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