St. Mary’s hosts ‘Valentine’s Celebration’ Feb. 14

An interactive event promises romance, an Italian dinner, dancing, troubadours, and intrigue as you discover how Valentine’s Day began when you step back to 269 AD and meet Father Valentine, (played by Lou DeSitter) Feb. 14, at the Hood River Elks Club at 6 p.m.

Entertainment Update for Jan. 22

Junebug Boys do their ‘hokum’ at Everybody’s; more

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Avery Hill doesn’t mind the drive – and neither should you

Before diving into introducing you to folk musician Avery Hill I thought you should know that my last blog post caught the attention of a think-tank based in Washington, D.C., called the Tax Foundation — someone from that organization thought I might enjoy a blog post on “the historical realities of estate taxes on Downton Abbey and a discussion on how the real Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) has dealt with these same issues.”

Oldies but goodies

Chevy prop, musical selections help tell the story in ‘Driving Miss Daisy,’ ending its benefit run this weekend

Oldies but goodies:

Entertainment update for Jan. 17, 2014

Entertainment happenings

Entertainment Update for Jan. 15

Hillstomp at CEBU Jan. 17; more

Entertainment Update for Jan. 11

‘Finding the North American Bigfoot’ lecture Jan. 25; more

Entertainment Update for Jan. 8

Catch ‘Amber & Ales’ this week; more

Dive-In Movie features ‘Finding Nemo’ at Aquatic Center Jan. 25

Disney/Pixar’s animated adventure movie “Finding Nemo” will be shown at the Hood River Aquatic Center on Saturday, Jan. 25, as a Hood River Valley Parks and Rec fundraising event.

Library book club reads ‘Look Again’

This month, the Hood River Library Book Club is discussing “Look Again” by Lisa Scottoline, the thrilling tale of a journalist who discovers that the child she adopted may have been stolen before he came into her life.

Bluegrass legend Peter Rowan plays HR Feb. 8

Grammy-award winner and six-time Grammy nominee Peter Rowan is a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades.

Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Subliminal message

(If you didn’t see episode 1 of the new Downton Abbey series, don’t read this yet.)

Round Table: Rocking to classical: Nothing changes with New Year’s Day

What I called Classicalia is over. But as with a good piece of music, the melody remains. On Jan. 1, 2013, I listened to U2’s “New Year’s Day,” as I do every NYD, and then switched to Bach, Beethoven and beyond for the rest of the year.

Entertainment update for January 4, 2014

This week's local entertainment happenings

New Years Entertainment Update

New Year’s Eve planner