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Entertainment Update for Aug. 1

‘Breaking N the Gorge’ Aug. 7

Breakin N the Gorge 2 vs. 2 Bboy Battle dance competition comes to the Oak Street Pub, on Friday, Aug. 7 from 5 p.m. until 11:45 p.m. This will feature DJ Mighty Moves, King Reds, Niko and Skoolie B. Entry fee is $15, with a $400 cash prize for first place. Crews must register through the Facebook event page (keyword: Breakin N the Gorge 9). Oak Street Pub, 403 Oak St., Hood River; 541-386-2099.

TEN30 at River City July 31

Fans say the TEN30 band “gives you hints of grunge rock with a classic twist and a recognizable sound that any fan of rock ‘n roll will love.” Featuring Shane Lebsack, Omar Sankari, Terrence McDowell and Sam Bauer, TEN30 will be at River City Saloon on Friday, July 31. Music starts at 9 p.m. River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.

Volunteers needed at Plein Air Writers Public Reading

Columbia Center for the Arts will host its 11th annual Pacific Northwest Plein Air event this August. The writing portion of the Plein Air show is an open-call event that culminates in displaying writers’ work as a gallery exhibit and a public reading in the CCA theatre. Two volunteers (one bartender to pour wine and beer — one gallery attendant) are needed for the Writer Public Reading on Sunday, Aug. 9, from 7-8:30 p.m. Volunteers will need to arrive around 6 p.m. and can clean-up/close just after 7 p.m. when guests go into the reading. If you are interested in helping with any of these events please email events@columbiaarts.org.

The SUP Movie’ Aug. 20

Catch “The SUP Movie,” Thursday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Skylight Theater in Hood River. The showing will be a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Columbia Gorge, a program of The Next Door.

An inspirational SUP (stand-up paddling) film that follows Kai Lenny and other world-class paddlers around the globe, chasing the world's most perfect waves and capturing their unique perspectives. Shot by the world's leading sports cinematographers, this film will change the way you think about SUP and about life.

For tickets, email eldersup@gmail.com. For more information about BBBS, contact Justine Ziegler at 541-490-9979.

Secret Salsa meets Aug. 14

Join Secret Salsa for an evening of Salsa dancing at the historic Butler Bank in downtown Hood River at 301 Oak St. At 7:30 p.m. a Salsa dance lesson will be taught by George Caceres, an instructor considered to be the Godfather of Salsa. Read more about George at dancewithjoystudios.com. Stick around afterward for social dancing and Latin infused tunes provided by Beat Farmers DJ. No experience or partner needed. Cash bar. Admission is $10.

‘Dear Daughter’ author visits

Waucoma Bookstore is hosting mystery author Elizabeth Little for a book signing on Friday, Aug. 7, from 5-8 p.m. at the bookstore (212 Oak St., Hood River). Little will be signing “Dear Daughter,” a “sensational thriller featuring an unforgettable heroine who just might have murdered her mother.”

“One of the most impressive debuts in 2014, Elizabeth Little’s “Dear Daughter” is a page-turning novel that explores how pathological and dangerous a mother and daughter’s relationship can become, just as Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” did for a marriage.”

‘Where art thou?’ Auditions for ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Aug. 1-2

CAST and Columbia Center for the Arts welcome you to audition for “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare. This production will be set in the 1930s, and actors may be asked to dance. There are 18 roles available in a wide range of ages, from age 16 to 60. Parts may be double cast and for most characters — gender is unimportant. Actors will be asked to read from the script, as well as prepare a memorized monologue between 14 to 20 lines from Shakespeare. Auditions will be held Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m. and Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held Aug. 4 at 6:30 p.m. The production will be directed by Emma Spaulding. Please contact Columbia Center for the Arts for any questions. Performances start Oct. 9.

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



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