Photo by Kirby Neumann-Rea
From the special "Much Ado About Nothing" show, held July 13 at Jackson Park.
Shakespeare in the Park
Plays for Non-Profits staged a short-notice Shakespeare in the Park Wednesday, with a fill-in performance of “Much Ado About Nothing,” making up for the July 7 rain-out. Jackson Park show attendees brought food donations for FISH in addition to their $10 admission, and sat on chairs and blankets on the lawn. Dogberry (Kathleen Morrow) gives Watchman (Aiden Tappert) his instructions, shortly before the Watch apprehends the villains of the tale. “Much Ado” returned Thursday and Friday to Stonehedge Gardens for its two closing performances; the July 15 performance is dinner only, $20/$15, 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit three local charities; next up for Plays for Non Profits: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “Oklahoma!” opening Aug. 5 at Hood River Middle School. Both plays are directed by Lynda Dallman, with musical direction by Bill Weiler. Several cast members, including David Dye, appear in both. (Tickets for both productions at www.showtix4u.com
Tess Barr Blues Band Saturday at HoodCrest
Tess Barr Blues Band plays the first official gig at the new HoodCrest Winery, owned by Tess and her husband, Patrik, who plays guitar. The show goes from 3-6 p.m. July 15. In addition to Tesscan red and other varietals made by the Barrs, try fare from the new wood-fired pizza oven. The winery is now open 1 to 6 p.m. daily in its new digs, 1900 Orchard Rd., next to the original winery building, three miles south of Hood River. To get there, take Tucker Road to Indian Creek, and head south to Orchard Road.