Entertainment update for Dec. 3
The Christ Church pageant rehearsal is underway, and Owen Meany (Jimmie Oates, second from left) is redefining the crèche experience, to the surprise of Rev. Dudley Wiggin (David Dye, left,) and his best friend Johnny (Aiden Tappert, third from left) and the rest of the pageant cast — youngsters portrayed by adults in the irreverently comic “Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant,” opening Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Riverside Community Church.
Ted Horwitz at White Buffalo, Secret Salsa meets Dec. 9, ‘Threeform’ plays Dec. 2 and Ryan Kolberg at The Pines
United Way benefit Dec. 4 with Aaron Meyer; Holiday Open House at Discovery Center Dec. 3; Author Santella at Double Mountain discusses beer book
Artist and teacher Laurel Marie Hagner of Glassometry Studios in Odell hosts a weekend Solstice retreat Dec. 17-19. To learn more about Hagner, her artwork or this retreat, visit www.glassometry.com, email laurel @glassometry.com or call 541-354-3015. Registration price includes all activities, art supplies and snacks on Saturday.
Opens Nov. 25; artists’ reception will be Dec. 2
Arts, crafts, toys, wearables, and more will be on display and available for purchase at the Columbia Center for the Arts’ Holiday Show and Sale, Nov. 25 to Dec. 24. Local artists have pulled out all the stops to create beautiful handcrafted items.
The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association invites audiences to start the holiday season with some Celtic-inspired music and readings as Voci, Stages, and special guests Barley Draught present “A Celtic Christmas,” Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.
John Bunzow at The Pines, Red and Ruby play Dec. 3, more
Plays for Non-Profits, with director Kathleen Morrow, proudly announces the holiday showing of “Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant,” to be performed at Riverside Community Church, 317 State St., Hood River, on Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and continuing Dec. 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Dec. 11 at 2 p.m.
United Way benefit Dec. 4 with Aaron Meyer; Wasco Brothers Nov. 19; more
Two chances to see Casey MacGill; more
Visit the Hood River Library on Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. to join award winning author and photographer Tim Palmer while he presents a slide show based on his new book, “Rivers of Oregon.”
Country Dance returns Nov. 12; Gospel concert Nov. 12; more
The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association proudly presents the world renowned Vienna Boys Choir in concert on their current American tour. The Vienna Boys Choir's deep historical connection to the development of European classical music is unparalleled.
Columbia Center for the Arts presents pianist Sara Daneshpour on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. Tickets are at columbiaarts.org.