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Entertainment Update for Dec. 16

‘Cheers to Ed’ Dec. 17 at Big Horse Pub

Big Horse Brew Pub hosts the next “Cheers to Ed” fundraiser, Dec. 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

One hundred percent of beer proceeds will go to support the recovery of Ed Wilder, owner of da Brewshop and Hood River Brewers supply, who suffered a stroke in late November.

A $3 minimum donation is asked for each pint of beer.

Barley Draught at The Pines

This week at The Pines:

Friday, Dec. 18, 6-9 p.m. — “Kelly Bosworth is a folk Americana singer/songwriter and a fifth-generation Oregonian. With a warm and inviting voice, Kelly sings haunting original melodies and folk-blues classics of love, longing, and loss. Kelly just released her self-titled debut album.”

Saturday, Dec. 19, 7-9 p.m. — Barley Draught brings traditional Irish songs, ballads and instrumentals with plenty of tunes for singing along. The band has been a local icon for 20-plus years in the Gorge with whistles, bodhran, guitar, banjo, fiddle, bagpipes and great harmony vocals.

As a traditional pub-style band, the energy stays high and the ballads are soulful. Come hear a bit of Ireland, right here in the Gorge. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

‘Hillbillies’ at Volcanic Dec. 20

It’s a Hapa Hillbilly Christmas: the annual irreverent and irrelevant Christmas show on Sunday, Dec. 20, from 5-7 p.m. at the Volcanic Bottle Shop. Volcanic Bottle Shoppe, 1410 12th St., Hood River; 541-436-1226.

NYE at Skamania Lodge

It’s Skamania Lodge’s New Year’s Eve Concert and Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 31, starting at 7:30 p.m. The Design Band will begin playing at 8 p.m., providing excellent versions of a wide range of music from oldies to top 20 hits. At midnight there will be a complimentary champagne toast followed by a full breakfast buffet to kick of the New Year right! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day after all. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 844-432-4748.

Matt & Mark at White Buffalo

Matt Mesa and Mark Reynolds perform at the White Buffalo's complimentary wine tasting on Thursday, Dec. 17. These singer-songwriters play traditional roots music with a poetic perspective. Wine tasting begins at 5:30 p.m., with music at 6 p.m. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.

Holiday music at Adult Center Dec. 17

Donna Reuter and Diane Allen will play fiddle/piano holiday music at the Hood River Adult Center on Thursday, Dec 17, from 11:30-12:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. Come dance and sing and get into the holiday spirit!

Dancing with the Gorge Stars scheduled for Jan. 8

The Mid-Columbia Community Concert Association is presenting the “Dancing with the Gorge Stars” extravaganza on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at 7 p.m. at The Dalles High School. The newest stars: Sam Woolsey, Dean Dollarhide, Dr. Tom Nichol, Marty Hiser, Mary Gailley, and Kim Koch are ready to duke it out for the 2016 mirror ball trophy. Tickets available at Klindts Bookstore, Lines of Designs and The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce or at www.mccca.info.

Wasco Bros. at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge, music starts at 9:30 p.m.:

Friday, Dec. 18, Bullets & Belles with Neo Doo Wop Folk. Saturday, Dec. 19, The Wasco Brothers continue the Honky Tonk Christmas Tour — bring your Stockin’ cause they’ll be Rockin’! Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Underground offers ‘rock camps’

Underground Music Station is open and operating in Union Building on Industrial Way.

Contact owner Tim Snyder about programs, classes, and rental opportunities, at undergroundmusicstation.com (the business was incorrectly labeled in an earlier article).

Snyder announces “School of Rock” camps Dec. 21-22 and Dec. 28-30 for kids 8 and up; some music experience is preferred, but not required. Cost is $150; participants provide their own lunch.

The camps run 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Snyder will offer after school music opportunities starting in January.

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



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