After a quiet summer on the local stage, a long list of new productions is in the works for September through November in Hood River and Bingen.
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Summer Music Series at Dwinell AlesJoin Dwinell Ales for live music on the patio throughout the summer, Fridays at 6:30 p.m. Outside food, minors and leashed dogs welcome. Friday, Aug. 16: McDougall plays the Two-Year Anniversary Party; Friday, Aug. 30: P. Barton; Friday, Sept. 20: Mark Male…
Columbia Center for the Art’s August show is the annual Art-A-Day, highlighting the work of artists who have created 30 pieces of art in sequence. Each artist’s work will be shown in groupings that follow the progress of committing to making new art and keeping a journal of the process, said…
Never Come Down, and more, at the RuinsThursday, Aug. 1: Never Come Down (bluegrass), 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6: Tango Alpha Tango (indie rock) with Cedar Teeth, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8: Vitamin D (hip hop) with DJ Zinker, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13: Quick & Easy Boys (rock) with The Hazelnuts…
Three new sculptures, part of the Big Art project, have recently been installed in Hood River, thanks to the hard work and generosity of the “Art of Community” volunteers and local sponsors.
Slopeswell Cider Co. of Hood River releases eight, limited-edition, small batch ciders this week for the eighth annual Oregon Cider Week.
“Short Plays by Local Authors” comes to the ACT stage at the Adult Center for three performances this weekend: Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Maryhill has announced in a press release that the Exquisite Gorge Project is underway, with 11 artists slated to work in communities along a 220-mile stretch of the the Columbia River from the Willamette to the Snake River this summer to create a 66-foot woodblock print.
Over 20 singers and instrumentalists are coming together to perform an evening of familiar pop songs “remixed and re-imagined in new and exciting ways” as the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA) presents CGOA Jukebox Vol. 1 on June 14-15 at the Hood River Elks Lodge.
Former Henkle Middle School Principal Rick George will hold an author reading and signing for his debut novel, “Vengeance Burns Hot,” on Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Hood River Library. The event is co-sponsored by Waucoma Bookstore, and copies of the novel will be available for purchase.
On Saturday, May 18, Klindt’s Booksellers, 315 E. Second St., The Dalles, will host Mike and Kristy Westby for a book signing featuring their newest regional title, “Columbia River Gorge: An Explorer’s Guide,” beginning at 4 p.m.
On May 17 and 19, the Gorge Sinfonietta will play its season finale concert, including a world premier piece by Mark Steighner, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor.
‘He don’t speak no English!’ Betty Meeks (Kathleen Morrow) assures a mortified Catherine Simms (Emily Fitzgerald, left) who fears that Charlie (David Dye, seated) has just learned a terrible secret Catherine shares with Rev. David Lee (Bob Fox, right). It’s just one early plot development in…
“The Foreigner,” Larry Shue’s laugh-out-loud tale of mistaken identity, overheard secrets, and sneaky ideas, is opening soon at The Bingen Theater. Presented by Big Britches Productions, the 10-performance run begins May 10.
Four one-acts that use comedy to look at serious matters of aging and how adult children relate to their parents take the stage starting Friday in Hood River.
Guest composer and performer Amy Gordon will highlight Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association’s upcoming concert of choral music by women composers in a program called “Vox Femina.”
The 2019 Blossom Fest Craft Show and Blossom Fest Quilt Show and Sale will be Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, located at 3020 Wy’east Road, near the community of Odell.
Mid Valley and Parkdale elementary school students got a taste of both traditional acoustic and modern electric violin at all-school assemblies at both sites on April 2.
Late April and all of May brings a new arc of five separate theater productions in the Gorge, similar to the local theater scene’s offering of six concurrent productions over a three-week period in late winter.
Jess Clemons at Rivertap April 13Live music coming up at Rivertap:Friday, April 12: Kit Garoutte, 7-10 p.m. (one man band, soothing low key sounds)Saturday, April 13: Jess Clemons, 7-10 p.m. (solo artist, singer/songwriter)Sunday, April 14: Sunday Night Jam featuring The Reddy Black Trio, 6:…
The staged reading of “Pygmailion,” presented by Plays For Non-Profits, closes this weekend. The benefit for the History Museum of Hood River County and the Library Foundation was underwritten by Hood River resident Elaine Johnson, a patron of local non-profits. She helped fund the show in m…
Gritty, sleek, dynamic — “Industrial Art” comes in many forms. Columbia Center for the Art’s March show highlights the vast and varied expressions of this medium.
Composer Amy Gordon has won the first ever Jim MacMillan Memorial Prize, Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association (CGOA) Artistic Director/Conductor Mark Steighner has announced.
MiKayla Ryan started work as executive director of Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, succeeding Kerry Cobb, who retired. The center was created through sponsored and community fundraising in 2005, in the former American Legion Hall.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” runs the second of two weekends at Columbia Center for the Arts. A cast of 14 local youth imbues the beloved cartoon original story under the guidance of director Sullivan Mackintosh.
“Treasure,” a ﬁlm written and directed by Portland native Kathryn Elise Drexler, premiered in the Portland Film Festival on Oct. 27.
Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding, presented by CGOA stages, was not only a total sell-out for all seven performances, but raised almost $500 for the Hood River Warming Shelter.
Our granddaughter Aunika’s softball season ended with a “bang” after a memorable week at the National Softball Championship in the Seattle suburbs. More about this towards the end of the column as you learn what led up to the climax of this adventure into a parallel universe.
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