Entertainment Update for May 18

Baroque Performance Practice workshop May 27

The Mid-Columbia District of the Oregon Music Teachers Association in partnership with the Oregon Community Foundation and the Nellie Tholen Fund is proud to present a free workshop for pianists, and all interested on Friday, May 27, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM presented by Deborah Cleaver, M.M. Entitled “Beyond Legato: The Expressive Elements of Baroque Performance Practice” the workshop will be held at Riverside Community Church, 317 State St, Hood River, OR 97031. This workshop is free and open to all who are interested; no pre-registration, membership or fee is required.

About the program

In this workshop, Ms. Cleaver will discuss many elements of Baroque musical performance practice, and their relationship to expression, including the concepts of metric hierarchy, rhetoric, speech, articulation, ornamentation and rhythmic freedom.

HRVHS Film Festival May 26

The Hood River County Education Foundation is proud to sponsor the second annual Hood River Valley HIgh School Film Festival. Students will be presenting short independent films on the big screen at HRVHS Bowe Theatre on Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 pm. Student films will be no longer than 5 minutes and will be judged by a panel. The films can be a documentary, animation, sports and adventure, commercial, narrative (short story), music video, experimental or public service announcement. The winning film will receive the Bruce Burton Dental Film college scholarship. Also, there will be a professional short sports/action film presented by 2nd Wind Sports.

The audience will get to vote on their favorite film and all student entries will receive prizes. The public is welcome and encouraged to support these students and their creative work. The event is free to everyone.

Go and Catch ‘Feed the Dogg’

Expect live originals and covers from local rock band Feed the Dogg. Appearing Thursday, May 19 at Big Horse Brew Pub from 7:30 to 9:30 outside in the beer garden.

On Saturday, May 21, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. they’ll be outside at Sawtooth Roadhouse, along with opening act Wyatt Scully.

Leftover Dreams play May 24

Leftover Dreams — moody ballads, jumping swingers and unabashedly romantic love songs — come to Hood River for a house concert on Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. Suggested donation $15. 401 Montello Ave., Hood River. For more information call Paul Blackburn at 541-387-4011.

The Hokum Pokum Show

Hokum Pokum is the musical duo of Ben Bonham and Madame Betz Oslund, with Ronnie Ontiveros on bass and Dennis Williams on clarinet, both of the Hapa Hillbillies, for this special show, playing long forgotten gems that are right up your alley. Madame Betz is a powerful singer with a marvelously theatrical delivery, and she and Bonham delve deeply into the rich tradition of naughty, rude and often very silly female/male duets. This is very much an ‘Adults Only’ show. Saturday, May 27, 7-9 p.m. The Moth Lounge, 105 Fourth St., Hood River; 541-387-7600.

‘Twin Mando’s’ at Riverside

Internationally renowned mandolinists Evan Marshall and Brian Oberlin join forces for a Twin Mandolin Slingers show on Friday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. The Washington Post says the music is “Truly Dazzling!” Marshall is widely regarded as the world’s premier solo performer on mandolin in the Duo-Style, which sounds like two instruments at once. Come see why guitar legend Chet Atkins called him “One of the few great musicians of our time.” Riverside Community Church, 317 State St., Hood River.

Wasco Bros’ celebrate 1 year

It’s been a little over a year since this new edition of The Wasco Bros. had their first gig. The one year anniversary party will be Friday, May 20, at Clock Tower Ales in The Dalles, from 8-11 p.m. Clock Tower is where it all started for them, and their music has stayed true to that pure Honky Tonk ethic which is twangin' and very danceable. Clocktower Ales, 311 Union St., The Dalles; 541-296-2602.

Two Darn Bad at the Buffalo

Thursday, May 19, 6-8 p.m. the duo Two Darn Bad performs at the White Buffalo. Join Mark and Polly for a delightful evening of heartfelt arrangements and warm harmonies. White Buffalo Wine Bar & Bistro, 4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River.

Mesa, Reynolds at The Pines

Matt Mesa and Mark Reynolds are two Gorge-based songwriters who share a love for roots-based, bluesy, Americana-esque music. Most recently, Mesa led the local roots-rock group Barlow Road and Reynolds was a member of the rockabilly group Cash Cow. Together, they'll trade songs back and forth and give a little insight into the stories behind the tunes. Friday, May 20, 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, May 21, it’s blues show from Rusty Zinn and Mark Hummel, who have not been through town in quite some time. Get tickets early! The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

Kay Floria at Stave & Stone

May 18, 7-10 p.m, Kay Floria & Randy Bell.

Spice up your Wednesdays as Kay Floria and Randy Bell play an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, boogie woogie and soulful ballads.

Chic Preston Trio May 20, 7-10 p.m. Chic Preston tells us he’ll be bringing a couple of friends to round out the stage for this particular Friday night. Stave & Stone, 210 Oak St., Hood River; (541) 946-3750.

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