Celtic music and dance, May 19 in The Dalles

Mid-Columbia Community Concert Association brings Celtic music and dance by the Gothard Sisters to The Dalles-Wahtonka High School Monday, May 19, at 7 p.m.

‘Next Room’ audition May 18

CAST Theatre and Columbia Center for the Arts announce auditions for the staged reading of Sarah Ruhl’s “In the Next Room,” or the vibrator play, a comedy about marriage, intimacy, electricity, and the alternating currents of desire.

Entertainment Update for May 10

Free admission Mother’s Day at Discovery Center; ¡Viva Los Artistas! May show highlights Latino community; more

Wine-Pear Festival returns May 17-18

The Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Festival returns May 17-18, and meeting the vintners and the growers is a big part of its appeal.

‘Legendary’ Baby Gramps at White Salmon Guitar for May 17 performance

On Saturday, May 17, the White Salmon Guitar house concert series continues with Seattle-based folk-blues icon Baby Gramps. Doors open at 6:30, show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 available at White Salmon Guitar. A guitar workshop is scheduled for 3 p.m. and pre-registration ($35) is required.

Gorge Winds concert May 11

The Gorge Winds Concert Band proudly presents the 2014 Spring Concert on Sunday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in The Dalles Civic Auditorium.

Entertainment Update for May 7

Sunny & Mitch at The Pines; Voci ‘around the world’ concerts continue May 11-12; Solstice brunch with Moe Dixon; more

Gala arts fundraiser with Susannah Mars May 31

Columbia Center for the Arts announces its annual fundraising gala “C’est Si Bon: An Elegant Evening with Susannah Mars.” on Saturday, May 31, at 6 p.m

Film on dyslexia screens Thursday at Andrew’s

‘Decoding’ support group joins Oregon outreach effort

On May 8, a group of local moms, who each have a child who is dyslexic, is bringing to Hood River the film “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia” at Andrew’s Pizza at 6:15 p.m. with a discussion to follow.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: What will they say when I’m gone?

You may have noticed in the last few issues of the news I’ve been asking folks to send in Rick Hulett memories.

Entertainment Update for May 3

Second Saturday Dance May 10; Authors visit; workshop May 2-3; Calico, more at Springhouse; more

Entertainment Update for April 30

Taarka at CEBU May 2; Dance the Cumbia May 9; ‘Good Body’ opens May 8; Moe Dixon at The Pines

Saturday Market, Farmers Market open this week

This weekend brings the return of the Hood River Saturday Market, returning May 3 in a new venue. A downtown fixture since 1990, the market moves to a new location this year: the City parking lot at Fourth and Cascade streets in downtown Hood River.

Lovers of classical music and video games unite!

According to Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta conductor and music director Mark Steighner, video game music has now reached a status equal to that of film. “Scores for video games are now composed by the same talented writers who pen big-budget Hollywood features, and they are just as musically complex and interesting,” Steighner said.