Enertainment Update for June 13

Blues Cabaret June 21

The Griffin House presents an original theatrical Broadway-blues performance by The Blues Cabaret, featuring Northwest artists Dave Fleschner, Earl Thomas, Billy Mixer, and Jimmy Wilcox on Sunday, June 21. Critics say, “The Blues Cabaret is a dynamic new song cycle about a wistful musician who finally walks the road not taken – years too late. It’s a heart-rending, knee-slapping ride through love lost, gained and squandered, told through sixteen-plus songs, four soulful singers and one swinging band.” Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets available at Eventbrite.com; search for "Blues Cabaret." Early-Bird $5 discount for tickets purchased before Monday, June 15 (code is FathersDay); a parking pass must be purchased for parking on the adjacent property. A portion of the proceeds benefits FISH.

‘Dogg’ at Sawtooth June 20

“Feed the Dogg” features Daniel Hawkins, Roman Fey, Kyle Lee and Tim Snyder. Expect rock, Soul, Reggae and everything in between. Saturday, June 20, starting at 6 p.m. at Sawtooth Roadhouse. Give a listen at www.myspace.com/feedthedogg. Saw Tooth Roadhouse, 4780 Hwy 35, Hood River, 541-354-2511.

Concerts at Balch Hotel

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the Balch Hotel Summer Concert Series in Dufur. Mark your calendar for these monthly super-fun family-friendly events:

• June 20 – Eric John Kaiser, 5-8 p.m.

• July 25 – The Fireweeds Trio, 5-8 p.m.

• Aug. 22 – McDougall, 5-8 p.m.

• Sept. 19 – Kory Quinn, 4-8 p.m.

Balch Hotel, 40 S. Heimrich St., Dufur; 541-467-2277.

Father’s Day at History Museum

Looking for a fun and family-friendly Father’s Day activity? The History Museum of Hood River County is having a Father’s Day Celebration with fun activities for Dad’s and kids to do together: terra cotta pot painting and seed planting, vegetable car racing, cornhole tournament, giant Jenga, and scavenger hunts. The new exhibition, “Outdoor Recreation: The Heart of Hood River County,” is perfect for Fathers and kids alike. See the first generation of wind surfing boards, aka the “Darby Board,” as well as a sail boat specially designed for kids.

The Father’s Day Celebration will be on Saturday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5, which includes all activities plus touring the museum. History Museum of Hood River County, 300 E. Marina Drive, Hood River, 541-386-6772.

Gorge Winds presents dual concert June 14

The Gorge Winds Concert Band will hold a combined concert with the Tualatin Valley Community Band on June 14, beginning at 3 p.m. in the Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center.

The Gorge Winds Concert Band, founded in 2000, is a volunteer organization comprised of over 50 men and women in the Mid-Columbia Gorge area and performs in many venues throughout the Gorge, including Hood River, The Dalles, Trout Lake and Goldendale.

The concert band meets every Thursday at The Dalles Middle School, 1100 E. 12th Street, The Dalles, from 7-9 p.m. For more information, contact Sam Grotte, Music Director, at 509-493-1082.

Climate Action Network hosts Dana Lyons June 20

Singer Dana Lyons will give a benefit show June 20 for the Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network, at 7:15 p.m. at Riverside Community Church. Donations are encouraged at $15. Proceeds go to Dana Lyons and the Climate Action Network. Also, local businesses are donating dishes to be a part of a dinner open to the public. The dinner will start at 6 p.m. for all who are interested in coming early to share a meal before the concert.

‘Frankie Boots,’ more at CEBU

This week at CEBU:

Award winning folk-rock/Americana band Frankie Boots And The County Line from the San Francisco Bay Area are performing on Friday, June 12. 21 and over. No cover.

Saturday, June 13, Rock and more from locals “Ten30.” Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

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

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