The Hapa Hillbillies play Chaplin
Columbia Center for the Arts and the Hapa Hillbillies present a night of silent film set to live music on Saturday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. Join the band for an old time evening of four classic 1917 Charlie Chaplin short films — with music composed, arranged and performed by the Hapa Hillbillies. These films are hilarious, mesmerizing and brilliant — not to mention being nearly 100 years old. The original music, written by Larry Wyatt, Ben Bonham, Kerry Williams and Ronnie Ontiveros, is in keeping with the period and features the distinctive Hapa Hillbilly sound - with a few special guests thrown in. Tickets are $10 for adults/$5 for students, seniors and children, available online at www.columbiaarts.org. All ages welcome. HILLBILLY EXTRA: Catch the band on Wednesday, March 25, from 6-8 p.m. at the new Vintage Grille at the Hood River Hotel.
Kay Floria at White Buffalo
Kay Floria will be the featured musician at the White Buffalo on Thursday, March 26, 6-8 p.m. Kay, an excellent keyboardist and vocalist, performs blues, ballads and jazz tunes reminiscent of 40s & 50s female blues artists. Enjoy complimentary wine tasting. White Buffalo Wine Bar and Bistro. 4040 Westcliff Dr, Hood River 541-386-5534.
Tony Furtado at CEBU March 20
This week at CEBU Lounge:
Friday, March 20, Tony Furtado, 9:30 p.m. Banjo, slide guitar master. “Tony has been called a genius on banjo and slide guitar and his own creative interpretation- hybrid of Americana and indie rock is captivating. Onstage, whether playing with a band or solo, he owns the room, mixing stories of his travels with musicianship that is off the charts.” Furtado’s new projects include an EP “Copper and Tin,” and a new album called “The Bell.”
Saturday March 21, Rio Grands, 9:30 p.m. The Rio Grands sound like 1950's Palm Springs or Vegas lounge jams, time-warped to modern day Portland.
Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.
Funkship plays March 21
Come dance with the Funkship Columbia at their Equinox Extravaganza at the Bingen Theater (bingentheater.com) on Saturday, March 21, at 8 p.m. Costumes encouraged. Beer, wine and Growlerz Hot Dogs available. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. This is a 21 and over event. For advance tickets, visit Growlerz in Bingen, or call the theater at 490-7968. Bingen Theater, 210 Oak Street, Bingen, Wash.
‘Antonyms’ at Pint Shack
Local band the Antonyms play at Pint Shack on Saturday, March 21, from 8-11 p.m. Featuring guitarist Doug Stepina, expect some original songs, rock and R&B covers. 21 and over. The Pint Shack, 105 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-7600.
‘Rockin’ Blues Masters’ at The Pines March 28
Three NW blues masters are joining forces for a night of Rockin Blues at The Pines on Saturday, March 28. The show is from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $15 and limited seating is available. The band will feature slide guitarist Henry Cooper, drummer Boyd Small and bass player Don Campbell — all veteran players from bands like Screamin Jay Hawkins, Paul deLay and DK Stewart. 21 and over only. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.
Entertainment listings can be e-mailed to jdrake@hoodriver news.com.