Entertainment Update for Nov. 14

Memories through Music Alzheimer’s benefit Nov. 19

The second annual Memories through Music, a benefit concert and silent auction for the Alzheimer's Association, happens Thursday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. at Double Mountain Brewery. It’s an exciting night of live, local music and a silent auction, all to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's disease. Featuring music by Matt Mesa and Mark Reynolds, The Wasco Brothers and Pay Dirt. All donations gathered from the night will be directly donated to the Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter. Double Mountain Brewery, 8 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-0042.

Jazz at Butler Building Nov. 13

Henry Schifter and Dan Crothers will be joined by Mike Stillman for an evening of favorite international jazz interpretations for the Butler Bank Social Club, which meets from 6-8 p.m. on Fridays, Nov. 13 through Dec. 18. Butler Bank Building, 301 State St., Hood River.

Gyspsy Jazz at Moth Nov. 14

There’s live music at The Moth on Saturday, Nov. 14, with Gypsy Jazz artists, The Williams-Ammon Duo. Don't miss this rich acoustic combination of guitar and fiddle — it's groovy and hot! No cover charge, show starts at 7:30 p.m. The Moth Lounge, 105 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-7600.

Secret Salsa meets Nov. 13

Learn the ChaChaCha with Secret Salsa guest instructor Joshua Faulkner on Friday, Nov 13. Lesson at 7:30 p.m. and social dance until 10 p.m. $10 admission. No partner or experience needed. Mt View Grange, 1085 N. Main, White Salmon, Wash.

Country Dance returns Nov. 14

On Saturday, Nov. 14, from 7- 9 p.m., the Second Saturday Country Dance returns. The caller will be Rich Goss from Portland. The band will be the Kickin’ Mule Creek String Band from the Mid Columbia Gorge area. All faces in the Kickin’ Mule will be familiar to regular dancers.

Dance lessons will begin at 7 p.m. All ages welcome. No partner required. Family friendly. All dances walked through first time. Enjoy an evening of Country Squares, Contras, Circle dances and a few Waltzes.

The dance will be at the Rockford Grange, on Barrett Road, Hood River. $6 for members, $7 for non-members, $1 for youth 16 and under. Please bring snack treats for break time. Call Keith Harding at 541-352-7550 or Tom Hons at 541-386-5771, or email for further info.

Hornyak plays House Concert

Join the fun for an evening of brilliant storytelling by Oregon legend Will Hornyak on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. Critics say, “If you’ve seen him, you understand. If not, you’re in a for great new treat. His stories are broad ranging, riveting, hilarious, wonderful, including ‘Little very-well-read Riding Hood,’ about a girl who discusses comparative literature with a big bad wolf.”

401 Montello Ave., Hood River, donations are accepted at the door. For more information call Paul Blackburn at 541-387-4011.

Bonnie Raitt Tribute Nov. 14

Join Bre Gregg and her eight band members for an all-star evening of tribute to Bonnie Rait on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 for this all-ages show.

Bre Gregg says, of this musical performance, “Bonnie Raitt is one of my greatest musical influences. ‘Something to Talk About’ is a musical collaboration between some of Portland’s finest singers and players joining together to pay tribute to the queen of the bottleneck blues.”

This performance has been generously sponsored by Scott Franke, Attorney at Law in Hood River.

Jelly Bread, more River City

Coming up at the River City Saloon:

Friday, Nov. 13, Jelly Bread, 10 p.m. Critics say, “Jelly Bread’s distinct style is identified by a blend of desert twang meeting the urban tones of funk and rock. Exceptional songwriting and storytelling interlaced with four part harmonies, swampy lap steel guitar, dirt under the fingernails guitar licks and ‘take-’em-to-church’ organ come together into a sound that is downright appetizing.” Thursday, Nov. 19., Gipsy Moon stringband, a five-piece group of wandering artists on an endless journey toward good times and raw expression. “Gipsygrass” is something like a backwoods hoedown meets the basement of a New York jazz club. Saturday, Nov. 21, Crow & The Canyon w/ Greenneck Daredevils, $5 cover. River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.

‘Mammoth Endeavors’ Nov. 14

Take a trip through the Ice Age during Mammoth Endeavors, Saturday, Nov. 14. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles. The event features a drawing workshop from 1-5 p.m. with artist Stev Ominski, dinner at 6 p.m. and an evening program at 7 p.m. with archaeologist Gary Kleinknecht. Session 1 from 1-5 p.m. will focus on “Drawing a Mammoth.” This is an ice age drawing/painting workshop with artist and instructor Stev Ominski. Drawing workshop package includes dinner and program is $65 for non-members, $55 for members. Dinner and program is $20, and the program only is just $5. For information or tickets, phone (541) 296-8600 ext. 201, or visit www.gorgediscovery.org.

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

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