Entertainment Update for July 12

Willy & Me at the White Buffalo

Thursday, July 13, the duo Will & Me perform at the White Buffalo. Bill Neilson, guitar/vocals and Lisa Nelson vocals/percussion are known for smooth vocal harmonies and crisp instrumentation. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.

County Fair returns July 26-29

The Hood River County Fair returns to the Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy'east Road, Hood River, Wednesday through Saturday, July 26-29. The fair is a traditional, family-friendly county fair, with entertainment, activities for all ages, exhibits and displays, carnival and midway fun and much more.

Doc Doolittle at Zim’s

Coming up at Zim’s:

Tuesday, July 11: Tuesday Taps & Tunes with Al Hare & Kenny Olsen, 7-9 p.m.

Friday, July 14, Doc Doolittle & Silky Meyer, 7-10 p.m.

Saturday, July 15, Tyson Huckins, 7-10 p.m.

Zim's Brau Haus, 604 E 2nd St., The Dalles; 541-296-2368.

Tillinghast at The Pines

Coming up at The Pines: Friday, July 14, 6-9 p.m. Richard & Tova Tillinghast. Richard on guitar, banjo, and vocals, and Tova on cello and vocals. Tillinghast’s songs center around his love of rural life in the Pacific Northwest.

Friday, July 21 6-9 p.m. Mesa-Reynolds Band. The Mesa-Reynolds Band and playing mostly original tunes with Americana, roots-rock, and blues influences. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

Jim MacMillan, 1953-2017

The Gorge music community is mourning the passing of Jim MacMillan, who died July 7. A well-respected songwriter and guitarist, Jim’s trio released two CDs of music he termed evolving or eclectic folk, including “Celilo.” In a 2013 interview MacMillan said, “I have collected photos about Celilo Falls for 30 years. Over the years I have talked with a number of people who were there that day when the Falls disappeared and it always brings tears to my eyes.” Jim was a board member of CGOA and a founding member of VOCI, and was involved in numerous CAST productions. — Jim Drake

3Speed at Kickstand

On Wednesday, July 12, from 7-9 p.m., the 3Speed Trio will be serving up some jazz sounds and vibes outside on the deck at Kickstand Coffee. KickStand Coffee & Kitchen, 1235 State Street, Hood River.

Dixon, Garoutte at Stonehedge

It’s Moe Dixon and Kit Garoutte every Wednesday in July, out on the patio from 6:30-9 p.m. Folk, rock and stories from the road. Stonehedge Gardens, 3405 Wine Country Ave., Hood River; 541-386-3940.

Springhouse Ruins Tuesday

Jojami Entertainment and Springhouse Cellar are pleased to present the 2017 Ruins Tuesday Music Series in Hood River. Admission is free and all-ages until 7 p.m., when it becomes $3 entry and 21+. Doors are at 5:30 p.m., with a 6 p.m. start time for music.

Tues. 7/11 Jeff Crosby & The Refugees w/ Richard Tillinghast (Roots-Rock)

Tues. 7/18 Holiday Friends w/ Siren and the Sea

Tues. 7/25 Big Bridges w/ Victor Johnson

Art & Wine Fusion July 22

On Saturday, July 22, the White Salmon Art & Wine Fusion festival returns featuring the Greenneck Daredevils, The Resolectrics, The Weather Machine, Will West & The Friendly Strangers and more! Music starts at 2 p.m. on the main stage. Special street activities include stilt walkers, magicians, and kid activities. Non Tasting entry is $4 for 21+ years of age and $1 for under. Tasting package includes entrance fee. Located at Rheingarten Park.

Katie Pearlman at Griffin House

Katie Pearlman will be performing an outdoor house concert at The Griffin House on Sunday, July 16.

“Absorbing the musical culture that is New Orleans, Katie mastered her “soulful” sound, picking up instruments like piano and baritone ukelele to help fuse her new understanding of Jazz with her singer/songwriter side. What results is a delicious blend of smokey, soulful- pop music, with intimate storytelling inspired by the likes of Lauryn Hill, Joni Mitchell and Neil young.”

Advance tickets at https://the-griffin-house.eventbrite.com/. Lawn seating, see website for details.

National Live Theater at CCA

National Theatre Live is the National Theatre’s groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theatre to venues around the world. Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River recently obtained the rights to bring this exciting theatrical experience to the communities of the Gorge.

Each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in one of the premiere London theatres, with cameras carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’ view of each production. Where these cameras are placed is different for each broadcast, to make sure that cinema audiences enjoy the best possible experience every time. Satellites then allow the productions to be broadcast live to select theatre venues around the globe.

NT Live productions feature the best of the best actors working in theatre today. The Columbia Center for the Arts is proud to present the following productions in 2017:

Sunday, July 23, Noon – Twelfth Night

Saturday, July 29, 7 p.m. – Obsession

Sunday, August 13, Noon – Peter Pan

Sunday, August 27, Noon – Rosencrantz & Guilderstern are Dead

Sunday, September 10, Noon – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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

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