Entertainment Update for May 3

Gorge Pride event at AniChe

Join AniChe the first Thursday of every month for an LGBTQ Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. All tasting fees will be donated to the new non-profit organization, Columbia Gorge Pride. AniChe Cellars, 301 Oak St, Hood River, 844-344-9010.

Shakespeare audition May 6-7

Plays for Non Profits announces auditions for an August 2017 production of Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” Auditions will be held in the Hood River County Library Meeting Room, downstairs and across from the Children's Library, on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, May 7 from 2-5 p.m.

Interested individuals should prepare a short Shakespearean soliloquy or sonnet and will have opportunities to participate in group readings of the script.

The play will be performed at Stonehedge Gardens during the first two weekends in August. Directed by Lisa Roth and produced by Lynda Dallman.

Willy & Nelson at Stave & Stone

Coming up at Stave & Stone:

May 5 — Willy & Nelson, 7-10 p.m.

May 12 — Jose Maya, Big River Blues Band, 7-10 p.m.

May 18 — CGOA Presents Stages Salon, American Woman, 7:30-9 p.m.

May 19 — Jess Clemons, 7-10 p.m.

May 26 — Kit Garoutte, 7-10 p.m.

May 27 — Gadzukes (Folk duo), 4-6 p.m.

May 28 — Bridgid's Cross (Irish), 4-6 p.m.

Stave & Stone, 210 Oak St., Hood River; 541-946-3750.

Tillinghast at White Buffalo

On Thursday, May 4 at 6 p.m., songwriter Richard Tillinghast — known for his melodic, acoustic porch-side rythms, story-telling and sense of humor — performs at the White Buffalo. White Buffalo Winebar & Bistro, 4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River.

River City comedy May 5

Hood River’ River City Saloon will have live comedy on the first Friday of every month. Hosted by Portland comedian Dusty York, “Comedy Night at River City Saloon” features the best comedy the Pacific Northwest has to offer. The May 5 show features Amanda Martin-Tully, Darin Thompson and Jason Treager. It's a free show, from 7-9 p.m. Expect tables and chairs on the dance floor for a comedy club feel. River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-387-2583.

Garoutte at Freebridge May 5

Multi-genre guitarist Kit Garoutte celebrates Cinco de Mayo at Freebridge Brewing from 7:30-9 p.m. with a mix of originals, covers with an instrumental finger-style guitar technique. Freebridge Brewing, 710 E 2nd St, The Dalles; 541-769-1234.

SQURL’s Blues celebrates 25 years May 6

KMSW and Bicoastal radio personality Steve “SQURL” Curley celebrates 25 years being on the air with his locally sponsored blues revue show on Saturday, May 6, from 7-10 p.m at the radio station, 719 E. Second St., The Dalles, for a celebration. Bring a request, stop by for the party and join the fun.

Chris Stewart at The Pines

First Friday, May 5, 6-9 p.m.

“Chris Stewart’s music embodies the heart of a singer-songwriter. There is a road from every heart that leads to our own unique expression of life, love, heartache and joy. Stewart’s music captures these and the division between them with a unique sound that forms a bond with the listener.” The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.

Country Dance May 13

The Mid Columbia Folklore Society hosts the Second Saturday Country Dance on May 13, from 7-9 p.m.

Dance lessons will begin at 7 p.m. All ages welcome. No partner required. Family friendly. All dances walked through first time. Enjoy an evening of country squares, contras, circle dances and a few waltzes.

The dance will be at the Rockford Grange, on Barrett Road, Hood River. $6 for members, $7 for non-members, $1 for youth 16 and under. Please bring treats for break time.

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

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