Rob Guidera at White Buffalo
On Thursday, April 7, from 6-8 p.m., it’s Rob Guidera and Glen Holmberg performing a mix of folk-rock originals and unique arrangments at the White Buffalo. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.
Stubborn Son at River City
“In an era of overhyped, overhyphenated musical miscegenation, Stubborn Son plays it straight, digging into rock n' roll so earthy it's almost elemental. ‘Birthright,’ the young Seattle trio's debut album, recalls Little Richard's quote, ‘Rhythm and blues had a baby and somebody named it rock n' roll.’" Catch them at River City on Friday, April 15. Garage-pop duo Kool Stuff Katie is on the bill, too.
River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.
Country Dance April 9
The Second Saturday Country Dance happens April 9, from 7-9 p.m. The dance caller will be Ned Leager from Portland. The band will be the Mill Creek String Band from the Mid Columbia Gorge area. 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 treats for break time. Call Keith Harding at 541-352-7550 or Tom Hons at 541-386-5771 for more information.
Gorge Hospitality Reception at Maryhill Museum of Art
Members of the Gorge hospitality industry — hoteliers, restaurateurs, wineries and breweries — are invited to a special reception at Maryhill to kick off the annual tourism season on April 13 from 5-7 p.m. It’s a fun evening with light hors d’oeuvres, beverages and a chance to chat with colleagues in the field. Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, Wash.; 509-773-3733.
Feed the Dogg at Moth
This week at the Moth, Feed the Dogg will rock the house with their excellent tunes — no cover charge. Saturday, April 9, 9 p.m. The Moth Lounge, 105 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-7600.
Bird Walk April 10
Hood River Hobbies invites bird watchers for a Sunday bird walk on April 10. Meet at 8 a.m. (7 a.m. for breakfast) at Wake N Baked Cafe in Parkdale. Event goes to 11 a.m. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Willie & Nelson at The Pines
This week at The Pines:
Willie & Nelson, Friday, April 8, 6-9 p.m.
Enjoy an energetic and fun display of rock and blues. This talented group loves to show us a good time!
Coming up: Chic Preston Trio, Friday, April 15, 6-9 p.m. Come enjoy this trio featuring Chic Preston on guitar and vocals, Tim Ortlieb on drums and Ryan McAlexander on bass. New originals and old chestnuts. Gonna be fun! The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.
Kathryn Claire at Stave & Stone
Stave & Stone Winery will host Kathryn Claire and the Lasses on Tuesday, April 12 from 7-10 p.m. Kathryn Claire and The Lasses (Dutch duo Margot Limburg and Sophie ter Shure) return to the Pacific Northwest for another exhilarating round of harmony singing and musical storytelling, as part of their "Amsterdam to Oregon" 2016 tour. Expect heartfelt ballads and rousing, foot-stomping melodies, as this trio blend their varied backgrounds into a uniquely delightful performance. Tickets are $7 online or at the door. Stave and Stone, 210 Oak St., Hood River; 541-946-3750.
‘Offbeat History’ April 22
Join author Finn John for some fun, fascinating and little known stories in “Offbeat Oregon History,” Friday, April 22 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. When Finn John first started exploring “Offbeat Oregon History,” he said, “I was looking for weird stories — like exploding whales, stuff like that. For a little while I was actively seeking out ‘heroes and rascals’ stories.” A taco bar dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. Dinner and program are $14; the program only is $5. Reservations required by April 20. For information, call 541-296-8600 ext. 201 or visit www.gorgediscovery.org.
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