It may not be as flashy as the Ice Bucket Challenge, but a new method of supporting nonprofits has finally made it to the Gorge. Donating through your phone.
Maryhill Museum of Art and Columbia Center for the Arts are proud to co-present Too Much Coffee Man Opera at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River on Sept. 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. In a genre now called Gonzo Opera, the show melds zany plots and sub-plots with classical vocal technique.
‘Disclosure’ UFO film Sept. 12l Cider parties this weekend; more
MacMillan at Sandbar Café; McDougall in Dufur Aug. 30; more
When Sam Baker told me that part of his upcoming tour schedule included a train ride from Portland to LA, right after his Hood River show on August 24, I thought, “Hmm, that’s an interesting way to travel.”
‘Hokum’ at Volcanic Aug. 22; Alonzo Garbanzo at Saw Tooth; more
Amber Charms returns Sept. 6; Music Thursdays at White Buffalo; more
Benefit for CGOA
The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association is proud to present the singer/songwriter Sam Baker on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center for the Arts.
This September, Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) celebrates 10 years of Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge. “En plein air” is a French expression which means “in the open air.” Each year, CCA invites artists and writers from around the country to come to the Gorge to participate in this annual competition and exhibition.
United Way benefit Sept. 5; Pacific Crest Trail Days Sept. 5-7; more
Musicians are known for breaking things. The other week, I helped out my friends in the Liberty Bond Jug Band, a band, by the way, that technically shouldn’t even need electricity to play music — and by the end of the gig, we had one questionably-functioning pre-amp and another guitar with only five strings left.
Sallie Ford’s new sound comes from an all-girl rock band. But as far as she can tell, there’s only one thing that’s really changed as far as touring and playing shows with her old band.
River City goes punk Aug. 12; Amber Charms returns Sept. 6; more
Music, sponsors and fundraising schedule
Aug. 7 — Families in the Park: Radical Revolution (‘80s genre gems), 6-9 p.m. at Jackson Park, 13th and May Streets, Hood River. Toy Gun Conspiracy open. Fajitas will be served by Eye Openers Lions Club, raising money for sight and hearing. Free concert sponsored by Griffith Motors, Northwest Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Bruce Burton DMD, Lions Eye Openers, Rotary of Hood River.
‘After the Rain’ plays Aug. 16; Kit Garoutte at The Pines; more