Entertainment Update for April 4

Brothers Gow return April 10

Touring with a brand new album titled “Reflections,” the rock-jam outfit Brothers Gow have been travelling for the last seven years throughout the Western U.S. Their last show at River City Saloon was “standing room only,” and their upcoming show on Friday, April 10, promises to be a repeat high-energy performance. On Saturday, April 18, get ready for The Quick & Easy Boys, promoting their new album “Follow Me Overboard.” River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.

Polecat at CEBU April 3

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, April 3, Polecat, 9:30 p.m.

“Polecat’s unique instrumentation enables them to seamlessly blend genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, reggae, and world music into their sound. The general appeal comes from their unique take on roots music and their interactive and high energy live shows.” Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Secret Salsa meets April 10

Secret Salsa Society invites you to join the group for an evening with Javier Solis, founder of the Gemini Salsa Dance Company. Javier will be teaching Bachata, a popular Latin dance. The instructor promises that this is an easy dance to learn, even for kids. Friday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. Mt. View Grange Hall, 1085 N. Main, White Salmon, Wash., $10 admission. No partner or experience needed.

Grange dance celebrates Callie Jordan April 11

The April 11 Second Saturday Dance at Rockford Grange will host a going away party for long-time MCFS member and event organizer Callie Jordan. Potluck at 5 p.m., and dancing starts at 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of Country Squares, Contras, Circle dances and a few Waltzes.

Admission $6 for members of the Mid Columbia Folklore Society, $7 for non-members, $1 for youth and students. Please bring snack treats for break time.

Call Keith Harding at 541-352-7550 or Tom Hons at 541-386-5771 for further information.

Portland Gay Men’s Chorus to perform at Old St. Peter’s

Portland Gay Men’s Chorus performs at the Old St. Peter’s Landmark in The Dalles on Sunday, April 12, at 3 p.m. Their concert, “Celebrate the Journey,” is part of its Celebrate Oregon Tour, observing its 35th anniversary. “Celebrate the Journey” consists of two major works. “I Am Harvey Milk,” written by Broadway composer Andrew Lippa, celebrates the life and legacy of the first openly gay man elected to public office. The second half of the concert is “A Brighter Day: Songs of Love and Hope,” written by PGMC member Doug Bom and Portland Composer Scot Crandal. It celebrates progress over the last 35 years for LGBT equality.

General admission tickets are available at the door on the day of the concert, $10 per person, $5 each for seniors (60-and-over) and students (with student ID). Funds raised for this concert will stay within local communities, benefitting Gay-Straight Alliance student groups in Hood River and The Dalles.

‘Magnificent Seven’ April 19

The Friends of the Library will be showing the classic Western movie “The Magnificent Seven” on Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. at the Hood River Library.

“The Magnificent Seven” is an American western film directed by John Sturges and starring Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach and Steve McQueen. The picture is an Old West-style remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Japanese-language film “Seven Samurai.”

The film the “Magnificent Seven” is the inspiration for the characters’ journey North in the 2015 Hood River County Reads selection, “Into the Beautiful North” by Luis Alberto Urrea.

The program is free and open to the public. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Cider Fest returns April 11

On Saturday, April 11, 19 local and regional craft cideries will gather in Hood River for the second annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest, where there will be more than 38 ciders on tap.

Eight of the cideries are located in the Hood River area – an indication of how the Columbia Gorge region is at the epicenter of the Pacific Northwest’s booming cider scene.

Event located at 3315 Stadelman Drive, Hood River, noon-6 p.m. Entry tickets $5 (ages 14 and under are free); branded cider glass and 4 drink tokens: $5.

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