Entertainment Update for March 28

‘Guardians of the Columbia’ art show features Lloyd

Photographer Darryl Lloyd will be featured at Second Story Gallery’s opening night reception on Friday, April 3, with his show titled “Guardians of the Columbia: Landscapes of Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens.” The show is a retrospective of over 40 years of shooting the three "Guardians" from different angles — many of them vertical as the photographer climbed up for better views.

Lloyd grew up at the base of Mt. Adams, and when he was given a Brownie Holiday camera at the age of 10, he began recording his climbs of Adams, Hood and St. Helens. An opening reception is part of First Friday in Camas on Friday, April, 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. The show runs through April 25. Second Story Gallery, Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th Ave., Camas, Wash., 360-834-4692, wwwsecondstorygallery.org.

Ashleigh Flynn at Springhouse

Music at Springhouse Cellar continues on Tuesday, March 31, with singer-songwriter Ashleigh Flynn and special guest Kathryn Claire on fiddle, starting at 6 p.m.

Expect songs from Flynn’s new studio album “A Million Stars.” The record features guest appearances from Todd Snider and many of Portland’s most talented musicians, including Chris Funk, Jenny Conlee-Drizos, Annalisa Tornfelt, and the Stolen Sweets singers. Springhouse Cellar, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.

Twangshifters return to Cebu

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, March 27, Science! 9:30 p.m. Seattle’s popular acoustic rock duo.

Saturday, March 28, 9:30 p.m. The Twangshifters — Rockabilly & Blues. Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

‘Environmental Troubadour’ Dana Lyons plays benefit April 7

Singer, song-writer Dana Lyons will be performing his eclectic mix of conservation and social justice music at Hood River's Columbia Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m.

Bringing together a mix of comedy, ballads and love songs, Lyon's sharp wit and beautiful voice have him performing at concert halls, festivals, conventions, fundraisers and universities across the US and around the world. Dana's music receives crossover radio play on country, rock, alternative, community, college and oldies radio stations worldwide.

Dana's concert is a benefit for the Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute. The mission of the Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute is to provide high quality educational opportunities, with an emphasis on stewardship and a sense of wonder, in the natural systems of the Columbia River Gorge.

Tickets are $15 (or whatever you wish to donate) and are available at Columbia Center for the Arts located at 215 Cascade Ave., or the Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute at 203 2nd. St., Hood River.

Tim Mayer plays House Concert

Pianist Tim Mayer plays a house concert in Hood River on Saturday, April 4. He will be joined by Tim Gilson, one of the premier acoustic bass players in Portland. Gilson plays with Mel Brown at Jimmy Mac's regularly and has played with all of the other celebs in the Portland jazz scene. Expect jazz standards, originals, and jazz versions of pop tunes. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $15/person. 401 Montello Ave., Hood River, 541-387-4011.

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. The daylong event features local arts vendors, a kids’ area and a lineup of local music, from bluegrass to classic rock. 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.

‘Next to Normal’ auditions April 1-2

CAST Theater announces auditions for the upcoming summer musical “Next to Normal” on April 1-2, at 7 p.m., in the HRVHS Music Room, with director Mark Steighner.

There are 6 roles to be cast for this show: Diana; Dan, Diana's husband; Dr. Madden, Diane's psychiatrist; Gabe, Diana & Dan's son; Natalie, their daughter; and Henry, Natalie's classmate. For more information please contact Mark Steighner at msteighner@gmail.com.

CAST Theatre and Columbia Center for the Arts present the summer musical “Next To Normal” in July 2015. “Next To Normal,” with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.

Winner of three 2009 TONY Awards including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, “Next To Normal” was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times.

‘Journey to Hood River’ April 12

Celebrate our diverse community by attending a storytelling panel called “Journey to Hood River: First generation stories” on Sunday, April 12, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Hood River Library.

Five first generation immigrants from Italy, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, and Spain will share their experiences of coming to the United States and living in the Gorge. Come find out what brought some of your friends and neighbors to the gorge. What were their early experiences? How is their culture different or the same? How has living here changed them?

The program is free and open to the public. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information, please contact the Hood River County Library District at 541-386-2535, info@hoodriverlibrary.org, or at hoodriverlibrary.org.

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