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What's Happening from March 27

SPECIAL EVENTS will be going on throughout the gorge during April for the sixth annual Passport to Columbia Gorge Wine Month, organized by the Columbia Gorge Winery Association. Four weekends of activities are planned, starting with the Portland Grand Tasting, Friday, April 4, and continuing with Passport Kick-off Weekend, April 12-13;  Food and Wine Weekend, April 19-20, and Barrel Reserve Tasting Weekend, April 26-27. Get more details online at www.columbiagorgewine.com.

SPECIAL EVENTS will be going on throughout the gorge during April for the sixth annual Passport to Columbia Gorge Wine Month, organized by the Columbia Gorge Winery Association. Four weekends of activities are planned, starting with the Portland Grand Tasting, Friday, April 4, and continuing with Passport Kick-off Weekend, April 12-13; Food and Wine Weekend, April 19-20, and Barrel Reserve Tasting Weekend, April 26-27. Get more details online at www.columbiagorgewine.com.

Submit items to Arts & Entertainment by e-mail at kursprung@thedalleschro

nicle.com, by fax at 541-298-1365, or at The Chronicle office, 315 Federal St., The Dalles.

This week

March 28 – The Thirty-Nine Steps, 7-10 p.m., Sunshine Mill, 901 E. Second, The Dalles, www.sunshinemill.com

March 28 – The Student Loan, 9:30 p.m., Cebu Lounge, Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way, Hood River, www.hoodriverinn.com

March 28-29 – “Black Comedy” dinner theater, dinner 6:30 p.m., performance 7:30, The Dalles Civic Auditorium, 323 E. Fourth St., The Dalles, www.thetheatrecompany.org

March 28-29 – “A Few Good Men,” 7:30 p.m., Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River, 541-387-8877, ext. 117, www.columbiaarts.org

March 28-29 – Fireball Party, 9 p.m., The Vault, 209 E. Second St., The Dalles

March 29 – Lewi Longmire and the Left Coast Roasters, 9:30 p.m., Cebu Lounge, Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way, Hood River, www.hoodriverinn.com

March 30 – “Black Comedy” matinee, 2 p.m., The Dalles Civic Auditorium, 323 E. Fourth St., The Dalles, www.thetheatrecompany.org

April 1-28 – Janice Staver Retrospective, opening reception April 3, 5-7 p.m., The Dalles Art Center, 220 E. Fourth St., The Dalles, www.thedallesartcenter.org

April 3-5 “A Few Good Men,” 7:30 p.m. except 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River, 541-387-8877, ext. 117, www.columbiaarts.org

Upcoming

April 4 – Opportunity Connections 47th anniversary dinner, 5 p.m., Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W. Ninth St., The Dalles

April 4 – World’s Finest, 9:30 p.m., Cebu Lounge, Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way, Hood River, www.hoodriverinn.com

April 4-5 - “Black Comedy” dinner theater, dinner 6:30 p.m., performance 7:30, The Dalles Civic Auditorium, 323 E. Fourth St., The Dalles, www.thetheatrecompany.org

April 4-5 – April 4-27 – “Look Closer” youth art exhibit, opening reception April 4, 6-8 p.m., Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River, 541-387-8877, ext. 117, www.columbiaarts.org

April 5 – Kids’ Poetry Funshop, 9-10:30 a.m., Klindt’s Booksellers and Stationers, 315 E. Second St., The Dalles, 541-296-3355, www.klindtsbooks.com

April 5 – Middle School Poetry Workshop, noon-1:30 p.m., Klindt’s Booksellers and Stationers, 315 E. Second St., The Dalles, 541-296-3355, www.klindtsbooks.com

April 5 – Collective Voices kids art opening, 6 p.m., Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River, 541-387-8877, ext. 117, www.columbiaarts.org

April 5 – Kerry Williams and the Huckleberry Pickers, 9:30 p.m., Cebu Lounge, Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way, Hood River, www.hoodriverinn.com

April 6 – “Black Comedy” matinee, 2 p.m., The Dalles Civic Auditorium, 323 E. Fourth St., The Dalles, www.thetheatrecompany.org

April 6 – Readings by Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen, 2-3:30 p.m., Hood River County Library, 502 State, Hood River, 541-386-2535, http://hoodriverlibrary.org

April 8 – D21 Poetry Slam, 4 p.m., The Riverenza, 10th and Federal streets, The Dalles

April 10 – An Evening with Haven fundraiser, 6 p.m., The Dalles Civic Auditorium, 323 E. Fourth St., The Dalles, 541-296-2065

April 11 – Austin Quattlebaum and Friends, 9:30 p.m., Cebu Lounge, Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way, Hood River, www.hoodriverinn.com

April 11-13 – Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., www.gorgeartists.org

April 12 – Distinguished Young Woman performances, The Dalles Civic Auditorium, 541-980-8983

April 12 – Hard Pressed Cider Fest, noon-6 p.m., Odell

April 12 – Ritchie Young and Amanda Lawrence (from Loch Lomond), 9:30 p.m., Cebu Lounge, Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way, Hood River, www.hoodriverinn.com

April 12-13 – Music by Hayden Woodward for Jacob Williams Winery open house, 1-4 p.m., 3 Avery Rd., Wishram, 541-645-0462, www.jacobwilliamswinery.com

April 13 – Cherry of a Ride, St. Mary’s Academy, The Dalles, 541-296-6004, www.cherryofaride.org

April 13 – Los Portenos Theater of Portland presents “Words that Burn: A dramatization of the World War II experiences of William Stafford, Lawson Inada and Guy Gabaldon in their own words, 2-3:30 p.m., Hood River County Library, 502 State, Hood River, 541-386-2535, http://hoodriverlibrary.org

April 17-20 – Last Days of Jesus re-enactment, The Dalles, 541-296-6189

April 18 – Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival, Hood River Inn, 1108 E. Marina Way, Hood River, www.hoodriverinn.com

April 19-20 – Blossom Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Rd., Odell, 541-354-2965, www.hoodriverfair.org

April 19-21 – Blossom Fest Weekend, Hood River County

April 23 – Cowboy Poetry Evening, 6:30 p.m., The Dalles-Wasco County Library, 722 Court St., 541-296-2815

April 24-26 – 35th annual Northwest Cherry Festival, The Dalles

April 26 – 20th annual Cherry Stomp, Civic Auditorium, www.thedallescivic.org

April 26 – Cherry Festival Walk/Run, Dry Hollow Field, 541-296-6398

April 26 – Writing workshop with Kim Stafford, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Kim Stafford, pre-registration required, Hood River County Library, 502 State, Hood River, 541-386-2535, http://hoodriverlibrary.org

April 27 – public presentation by Kim Stafford, 2-3:30 p.m., Hood River County Library, 502 State, Hood River, 541-386-2535, http://hoodriverlibrary.org

May-October – The Dalles Farmers Market, Saturdays, The Dalles City Park, Fifth and Union, 541-980-4466

May 2-3 – Goldendale Home and Garden Show, Klickitat County Fairgrounds, Goldendale

May 1-31 – Viva Los Artistas, opening reception May 1, 5-7 p.m., The Dalles Art Center, 220 E. Fourth St., The Dalles, www.thedallesartcenter.org

May 2 - Table of Friends fundraiser for Families First, 6-10 p.m., The Dalles

May 3 – Wasco County Pioneer Annual Meeting and dinner, Calvary Baptist Church, The Dalles

May 11 – Mother’s Day Brunch and open house, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Center Drive. 541-296-8600, www.gorgediscovery.org

May 17 – Fourth annual Compassion Tea, fundraiser for Relay for Life, 541-298-1602

May 17-18 – Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest, Hood River, www.wineandpearfest.com

May 24-26 – Memorial Day weekend winery open house, www.gorgewine.com

May 30-June 1 – Fiddlin’ Under the Stars Blue Grass Festival, Goldendale

May 30-June 1 – Spring Fest, Bingen

May 31 – Young Adult Book Festival featuring author Leslye Walton,

June 3-28 – Invitational – “Farm Animals,” featuring artists Lettie Young, Kelsey Dobo, Diana McElheran, Linda Swindle and Kay Skov, opening reception June 5, 5-7 p.m., The Dalles Art Center, 220 E. Fourth St., The Dalles, www.thedallesartcenter.org

June 20-21 – Gorge Blues and Brew Festival, Skamania County Fairgrounds

June 14 – Summer Concert in the Park, Daubenspeck Park, Bingen

June 14-15 – Glenwood Rodeo

June 28 – Mt. Adams Country Bicycle Tour

July 1-31 – Dennis MacGregor, opening reception, July 3, 5-7 p.m., The Dalles Art Center, 220 E. Fourth St., The Dalles, www.thedallesartcenter.org

July 4 – Fort Dalles Fourth parade, festival and fireworks, The Dalles

July 4 – Husum Micro-Marathon and Fourth of July Parade

July 4 – White Salmon Fourth of July Parade and Summer Concert in the Park

July 12 – Jammin’ July Streetfest, part of Fort Dalles Days, The Dalles

July 12 – Trout Lake Festival of the Arts

July 12 – WAAM Traffic Jam car show, 8 a.m., WAAAM (Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum), 1600 Air Museum Road off Tucker Road, Hood River, 541-308-1600, www.waaamuseum.org

July 12-20 – Fort Dalles Days, The Dalles

July 17-29 – Fort Dalles Rough & Wild Pro Rodeo, The Dalles, 800-255-3385, 541-980-3967, www.thefortdallesrodeo.com

July 19-20 – Cherry Celebration, 541-386-7697, www.hoodriverfruitloop.com

July 23-26 – Hood River County Fair, Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Rd., Odell, 541-354-2965, www.hoodriverfair.org

July 26 – Nights in White Salmon Art & Wine Fusion

Aug. 1-30 – Gorge Artists Create open juried show, opening reception Aug. 7, 5-7 p.m., The Dalles Art Center, 220 E. Fourth St., The Dalles, www.thedallesartcenter.org

Aug. 2-3 – Van Gogh Days, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Rasmussen Farms, 3020 Thomsen Rd., Hood River, 800-548-2243, www.rasmussenfarms.com

Aug. 8-10 – Cruise the Gorge/Show in the Shade, 541-296-6710, www.cruisethegorge.org

Aug. 9-10 – Dufur Threshing Bee, Dufur

Aug. 14-17 – Wasco County Fair and Tygh Valley Rodeo, fairgrounds, Tygh Valley, 541-296-5644, www.wascocountyfairandrodeo.com

Aug. 16-17 – Summer Fruit Celebration, 541-386-7696, www.hoodriverfruitloop.com

Aug. 19 – Wild Woman Marathon

Aug. 21-24 – Klickitat County Fair

Aug. 23 – Art on Wheels Car Show and Summer Concert in the Park

Aug 23 – Bigfoot Bash and Bounty, Home Valley Park, Home Valley, Wash.

Aug. 30-Sept. 1 – Labor Day weekend wineries open house, www.columbiagorgewine.com

Sept. 1 – 72nd annual Roy Webster Cross Channel Swim, 5 a.m., Hood River Visitor Center, http://hoodriver.org/events

Sept. 2-27 – Pam Nichols, Andy Nichols, Ryan Beard, opening reception, Sept. 4, 5-7 p.m., The Dalles Art Center, 220 E. Fourth St., The Dalles, www.thedallesartcenter.org

Sept. 5-7 – Huckleberry Festival, Bingen

Sept. 5-13 – Cycle Oregon (Sept. 6 The Dalles, Sept. 7 Glenwood, Sept. 8 Dufur, Sept 9 Tygh Valley, Sept. 10-11 Madras, Sept. 12 Tygh Valley, Sept. 13 The Dalles), www.cycleoregon.com

Sept. 6-7 – Hood River Fly-In, WAAAM (Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum), 1600 Air Museum Road off Tucker Road, Hood River, 541-308-1600, www.waaamuseum.org

Sept. 7-8 – Barlow Trail Rendezvous Days, Wamic, 541-328-6492

Sept. 4 – Kiwanis Steak Feed, Sorosis Park, The Dalles

Sept. 6-7 – Salsa Sizzle, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Rasmussen Farms, 3020 Thomsen Rd., Hood River, 800-548-2243, www.rasmussenfarms.com

Sept. 13-14 – Moser 100 Year Celebration, 9 a.m.-noon, Mosier, www.mosiercommunity.com

Sept. 20 – International Model A Day, 9 a.m., WAAAM (Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum), 1600 Air Museum Road off Tucker Road, Hood River, 541-308-1600, www.waaamuseum.org

Sept. 20 – 21 – Pear Celebration, 541-386-7697, www.hoodriverfruitloop.com

Sept. 27 – Hood River Hops Fest, noon-9 p.m., hoodriverhopsfest.blogspot.com

Oct. 1- Oct. 31 – Andrew Pate, Dan Noble and Elsie Petrequin-Noble, opening reception Oct. 2, 5-7 p.m., The Dalles Art Center, 220 E. Fourth St., The Dalles, www.thedallesartcenter.org

Oct. 1-Nov. 11 – Pumpkin Funland, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Rasmussen Farms, 3020 Thomsen Rd., Hood River, 800-548-2243, www.rasmussenfarms.com

October 16 – Business After Hours and Recirculation Art Sale, 5-7 p.m., The Dalles Art Center, 220 E. Fourth St., The Dalles, www.thedallesartcenter.org

Oct. 17-19 – Hood River Valley Harvest Festival, 1 p.m., Event Site, Hood River, http://hoodriver.org, 541-386-2000

Oct. 18-19 – Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hood River County Fairgrounds near Odell, 541-354-2865, www.hoodriverfair.org

Oct. 25-26 – Heirloom Apple Celebration, 541-386-7697, www.hoodriverfruitloop.com

Oct. 31 – Downtown The Dalles Trick of Treat for kids, 3-5 p.m.

Oct. 31 – Safe Halloween, 5 p.m., downtown Hood River

Nov. 1 – Annual The Dalles Art Association art auction, The Dalles Civic Auditorium

Nov. 8 – “An Evening in Provence” annual The Dalles Art Association Auction, details TBA

Nov. 11 – Veterans Day Parade, The Dalles Parade Route

Nov. 27 – Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner, St. Mary’s Academy, TheDalles

Nov. 28 – Starlight Parade, The Dalles parade route

Nov. 28 – Dec. 24 – Holiday Show, opening reception Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m., The Dalles Art Center, 220 E. Fourth St., The Dalles, www.thedallesartcenter.org

Dec. 5 – Hood River Holidays Kick-Off Celebration, 6 p.m., downtown Hood River

Dec. 5-6 – Festival of the Trees live auction Friday, community day Saturday, The Dalles Civic Auditorium

Dec. 6 – I’m Dreaming of a White Salmon Holiday Festival

Dec. 13 – Dufur Hometown Christmas, 541-467-2205

Dec. 13-14 – Last Chance Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m., Hood River County Fairgrounds, 3020 Wy’east Rd., Odell

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