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”; Deb Collins Hart - “Tug at My Heart: Pink is the New Black”; Rebecca Demarino - “A Place in His Heart”; Katy McKinney - “Fireproofing the Woods”; Mario Milosevic - “Terrastina and Mazolli”; Connie Nice - “Image of Hood River”; Andretta Schellinger - “From Knights to Skulls: The Cultural Evolution of Nose Artwork”; Austin Smith - “Evils Sanctum” & “Dragon's Tear”; Christopher Van Tilburg - “The Adrenaline Junkie’s Bucket List”; Crispin Young - “Heart of the Current.”
‘Annie Girl’ at River City Sept. 30
Annie Girl and the Flight lands at River City on Tuesday, Sept. 30. “It’s her absolute lack of showiness, her refusal to be anything other than exactly what she is, and her tendency to attract the entire room’s focus and energy — not in spite of — but because of that quality that makes her someone to watch. She has all the specific makings of a star who doesn’t seem to give a damn that she’s a star.” River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.
Cripple Hop plans pre-Hops Fest show Sept. 26
Cripple Hop is a band that doesn’t like to be put into a box. Originally influenced by bluegrass rhythm, their music has evolved to fuse the genres of bluegrass, funk, rock and roll and reggae, with sets that move in and out of originals into unique covers.” The band is excited to kick off the Hops Fest weekend at The River City Saloon on Friday, Sept. 26, 9 p.m. and it’s going to be a big show. The regular four-piece line-up will be joined by Marge Gale on vocals, Jesse King on banjo, Dom Degiovanni on drums and Seth Mehr rapping on the mic. Positive Light productions will paint the sets with their inspired light show. River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.
‘Full Monty’ auditions Oct. 4-5
CAST Theater and Columbia Center for the Arts are holding auditions for “The Full Monty” directed by Bruce Ludwig.
Auditions start at 2 p.m. on Oct. 4 and 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 at Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave. Call backs, if necessary, will be on Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Several roles are to be cast for both men and women of various ages. There is one 14-18 male role. The Full Monty will open on Feb. 13 and run for 3 weeks.
Prepare at least 1 minute of a contemporary musical theatre song or a popular song for the audition. There will be an accompanist available for one of these dates. You must bring sheet music in your key. A CD with an accompaniment-only track is also acceptable, provided it is edited and cued correctly. No a cappella or self-accompaniment, please.
In addition to the vocal auditions, there will be cold readings from the script. Sides will be available at the Art Center after Sept. 21.
Ben Bonham at The Pines
This week at the Pines in Hood River:
Friday, Sept. 26, 6-9 p.m., Ben Bonham brings his National guitar to The Pines tasting room. He's liable to play anything — from country blues, ragtime, vintage swing, Delta Blues, folk, jazz, old-time country, to Hawaiian.
The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.
Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree
The Wasco County Fairgrounds is the place for bluegrass music this weekend, Sept. 26-28. Here are the details on admission, music/workshop schedules and more.
Friday $10 admission. 6-7:30 p.m. Showcase Showoff; 7:30-8:45 p.m. open mic; 8:45-10 p.m. Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising with Friends.
Saturday, $20 admission.
9 a.m. Workshops;
10-noon Band Scramble;
noon to 1 p.m., lunch;
1:15 – 2 p.m. Open Mic; 2 p.m. Slow Jam;
2 p.m. Pear Tree Lane;
3 p.m. Loafers;
4 p.m. Whistlin Rufus;
5-6:30 p.m. dinner;
6:30 p.m. Loafers;
7:30 p.m. Fadin' by nine;
8:30 p.m. Whistlin Rufus;
9:30 p.m. Grand Prize, Lifetime Pass drawings.
Sunday Free admission. 10 a.m. open mic; 11 a.m. Mud Strings Gospel Band; noon Pear Tree Lane; 1 p.m. Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising (2014 IMEA 3 award nominees)
Camping options available.
More information at 541-489-3434. This nonprofit event is sponsored by the Shaniko Preservation Guild.
James Kindle, more at CEBU
This week at CEBU Lounge. Shows start at 9:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept 26: James Dean Kindle & The Eastern Oregon Playboys – Indie Western Country Folk
Saturday, Sept 27: Hearts Of Oak – Roots Country
Hearts of Oak is the songwriting project of Nate Wallace. Influenced by his songwriting father, Nate moved to San Francisco as a teen, and later to Portland, where he learned the guitar and started writing songs for The RCMP, a group of songwriter friends. As the songs kept coming, Nate formed Hearts of Oak. Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.