Entertainment Update for April 19

Jess Clemons at White Buffalo

On April 20 at 6 p.m., singer/songwriter Jess Clemons performs at White Buffalo. Clemons, a local favorite, plays southern Baja venues in winter and is a solid guitar player and vocalist, often compared to Bonnie Raitt, Patty Griffin and Brandi Carlisle. The White Buffalo Wine Bar & Bistro, 4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River.

HR String Quartet at AniChe

The Hood River String Quartet (Chari Harrington, Melissa Arndt, Nick Eby, and Michelle Edwards) and local brass ensemble Low Brass Fusion (Aaron Eckert, Ed Price, Maggie Goter, and Peter Prosch-Jensen) will be giving a concert, free to the public, on Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m. at the AniChe Cellars tasting room, 301 Oak St. (Butler Bank building), Hood River. Featured works include Dvorak’s "American" String Quartet, as well as jazz and pop tunes.

Coast geology tour April 29

Steve Carlson leads an expedition to explore the geology trail seen by Lewis and Clark on the Washington Coast, Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Meet at 7:45 a.m. at the front entrance of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, for a one day shuttle bus tour to examine the geological features of Cape Disappointment and Lewis and Clark National Park on the Washington Coast. The fee is $50 and includes a box lunch and bottled water. Reserve by calling 541-296-8600 ext. 201. For more information visit www.gorgediscovery.org.

Wilcox with Sinfoneitta May 6

The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association is proud to announce that singer-songwriter David Wilcox will be appearing with the Gorge Sinfoneitta on May 6. Wilcox is a fan favorite in the Pacific Northwest, appearing frequently in Portland and Eugene.

Cleveland-born Wilcox is a father, husband, citizen and a songwriter. First inspired to play guitar after hearing a fellow college student playing in a stairwell, Wilcox is now 18 records into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans. His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music.

The May 6 concert is only the second time that Wilcox has appeared with an orchestra and the performance will include both solo performances and some of his greatest hits, with full orchestral backing.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Hood River Middle School Auditorium. General seating is $20 adults (18 and over) and $10 for students and children (10-17). Tickets are available at the door and through gorgeorchestra.org.

Dryland at Lyle Hotel April 29

Julie Mayfield of Stevenson and Bruce Powers of Portland play as the duo Dryland at The Lyle Hotel, in Lyle on April 29 from 7-9 p.m. “Dryland creates original compositions of Americana music with influences from country, rock, and roots based music.” The Lyle Hotel, 100 Seventh St., Lyle, Wash.; 509-365-5953.

McDougall at Rivertap April 28

Portland-based folk-rock troubador McDougall will be playing songs from his “Reaching for Some Light” CD at Rivertap in The Dalles on Friday, April 28. Rivertap, 703 E. Second St., The Dalles; 541-296-7870.

‘60s party commemorates Hood River Inn 50th anniversary

Hood River Inn’s 50th anniversary takes place on Saturday, April 29 with a “Flashback to the ‘60s” party in the Gorge Room featuring the Portland area’s legendary cover band Hit Machine.

In addition to dancing to hits from all eras since the 1960s, guests can enjoy classic cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the former Gorge Club nightclub. Period clothing is encouraged. Flashback to the ‘60s starts at 8 p.m. and ends at midnight at the Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. There is no cover charge, and the show is for adults 21 and over only. For more information, visit hoodriverinn.com, hitmachineband.com, or call 541-386-2200.

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

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