Entertainment Update for Nov. 28

Groove Project celebrates new Christmas CD, shows Dec. 6, 13

Get into the holiday spirit this year with a new CD from Tim Mayer and The Groove Project as they celebrate the release of “The Groove Project Grooves Christmas,” featuring holiday classics, original holiday tunes inspired by the scenic Hood River area and plenty of piano-based jazz interpretations to help make the season bright. This year's Groove Project Christmas family-friendly concerts will be on two dates at the Columbia Center for the Arts: Sunday, Dec. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. Tickets $15 adults, $10 seniors/children.

Holiday Open House at Discovery Center Dec. 5

Mark your calendar for the annual Holiday Open House at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Dec. 5, from 12 to 6 p.m. with free museum admission, complimentary snacks and store discounts all day. Live holiday music will be provided from 12 to 5 pm by Harmony of the Gorge, Columbia Gorge Men’s Chorus, Tracy Klas, Everlasting with Anna Hainline, TDHS Jazz Band, Cascade Children’s Choir, the Cascade Singers and Robert Tupper. Visit Santa Claus from 2 to 4 p.m. A prime rib dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m., $25 per person. Share if you can — bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the local food bank. Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles.

Wasco Bros. play Eagles Nov. 28

Thanksgiving dinner: Join The Wasco Bros. at the Eagles Lodge in The Dalles on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 7-11 p.m. with plenty of great Honky Tonk music to dance to. The Eagles Lodge, 2006 W. Seventh St., The Dalles.

Kit Garoutte at The Pines

This week at The Pines Tasting Room:

Friday, Nov. 27, 6-9 p.m., guitar and vocals by Kit Garoutte — jazz, pop, classical, blues, R&B, folk, funk, rock, new acoustic; an eclectic, finger pickin’ mix you won’t want to miss.

Saturday, Nov. 28, 3-6 p.m., Brigid's Cross — Irish music. From graceful and contemplative to pub tunes. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

‘World’s Finest’ at River City

Coming up at the River City Saloon:

Friday, Nov. 27, Portland’s upcoming jam band, World’s Finest, 10 p.m., $5 cover.

River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.

Aaron Meyer performs United Way benefit Dec. 6

Rock violinist Aaron Meyer and his six-piece band are headlining the United Way Holiday Benefit Concert Dec. 6, starting at 3:30 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn’s Gorge Room, located at 1108 E. Marina Drive. The event features special guest violinists Phoebe Wood and Madeline Parker. Preferred seating tickets are $45 and include a glass of wine or beer and appetizers at a pre-concert party with Meyer at 2 p.m. General admission is $20, and kids 12 and under are $15. Tickets are on sale at Waucoma Bookstore, by emailing unitedway@gorge.net or by calling 541-386-6100. Tickets will also be available at the door. All proceeds benefit United Way of the Columbia Gorge.

Resolectrics at CEBU Lounge

This week at CEBU Lounge, music starts at 9:30 p.m.:

Friday and Saturday Nov. 27-28, The Resolectrics.

“The Resolectrics at heart are a classic rhythm and blues band. But like the pioneers of rock and roll in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, The Resolectrics draw inspiration from many sources in the roots of American music to create an original and soulful blend of rock, classic R&B, and folk. Their ragged-yet-heartfelt harmonies, bluesy riffs and swampy grooves are sure to move you.”

Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way; 541-386-2200.

Film festival features young farmers’ movement Dec. 11

Gorge Grown Food Network and the Rockford Grange present the Greenhorn’s Up Up! Film Festival, a series of independent films and shorts that explore the questions of farmland, access, rural livelihoods and sustainability of people and place, at the Rockford Grange Dec. 11. A local, farmer-made soup dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., and the film will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Greenhorns documentary film, completed after almost three years in production, explores the lives of America’s young farming community — its spirit, practices, and needs.

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

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