Entertainment Update for Jan. 13

Brigid’s Cross at The Pines

This week at The Pines:

Brigid’s Cross, Friday, Jan. 15, 6-9 p.m.

Irish music. From graceful and contemplative to pub tunes. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

Kay Floria at White Buffalo

Kay Floria will play the White Buffalo wine tasting on Thursday, Jan. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Kay (keyboards and vocals) performs blues, jazz and ballads reminiscent of ‘40s and ‘50s female blues artists. Randy Bell will accompany Kay on percussion. Willow Wines of Underwood, Wash., will host this week's tasting. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.

Tim Snider Band at CEBU

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

Friday, Jan. 15: Tim Snider Band (world music)

Saturday, Jan 16: The Blackberry Bushes Stringband (Bluegrass/Americana)

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

Griffin House (the artist) plays Griffin House (the venue)

There are two opportunities to experience an up close and personal house concert with acclaimed singer-songwriter Griffin House for two Valentine's weekend shows on Feb. 13 and 14. Born and raised in Ohio, Griffin House opted to decline a golf scholarship to college in lieu of pursuing his musical gifts. His songwriting is spiked with doses of roots, rock, blues and country - all inspired by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Woody Guthrie, Wilco and Billy Bragg. House has released the majority of his records on his imprint label, Evening Records.

VIP and general admission tickets are available at www.thegriffinhouse.com and clicking on the Events tab.

New book club at HR Museum

The History Museum of Hood River County has a new book club called Just My Type. Book club participants will explore the world of objects, such as art, photography, fashion, books, decorative arts and artifacts, as captured in works of fiction and non-fiction.

The club’s first read will be “The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer” by Anne-Marie O’Connor, and will meet Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m., with light refreshments served at 5:30. The museum is located at 300 E. Marina Drive in Hood River.

There will be no charge for those who “come with ideas.”

“The Lady in Gold” has been described as “one of the most emblematic portraits of its time.” Follow the celebrated beauty from the artist’s easel to stylish drawing rooms, to the list of World War II Nazi confiscations, to the courtrooms of 21st Century America.

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

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