Shadow of Mt. Hood

‘Shadow of Mt. Hood’—Local Americana specialists County Line recently released their new CD “Shadow of Mt. Hood,” with the promise of a 12” vinyl format in the works. “The title song is about how the mountain dominates our geography and life—plus all the weather, microbrews and adrenaline junkies that go with it,” says band leader Matt Mesa. Take a listen at

Wasco Brothers at Zim’s Feb. 7

Live music coming up at Zim’s:

Friday, Feb. 7: Wasco Brothers (Country/Honky Tonk), 7-10 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 8: Al & Nolan Hare with Ben Tibbets, 7-10 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 11: Tuesday Taps & Tunes with Al Hare and Kenny Olsen, 7-9 p.m.

Zim’s Brau Haus, 604 E 2nd St., The Dalles; 541-296-2368.

Valentine Ball Feb. 14

It’s the Sparkle & Shine Valentine Ball, coming up Friday, Feb. 14, from 7-10 p.m. at the Hood River Elks Lodge. Dance with the Secret Salsa Society to an eclectic playlist of Latin, Swing and Everything in Between. All ages event, fun photo booth, dessert bar and dance instruction from Johnny and Hannah. $15. Hood River Elks Lodge, 304 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-386-1507.

Community Sings II opens Feb. 21

Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association presents the Voci Choir and Audience Singalong at the Wy’East Performing Arts Performing Arts Center on Friday, Feb. 21 (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday, Feb. 23 (2 p.m.) Concert features the CGOA Voci Choir, Canticum, Hood River Valley Chamber Singers, CGOA Youth Choir, GALS (Gorge A Cappella Lady Singers), plus the CGCC Choral Union. Free admission; donations gladly accepted. Wy’East Middle School Performing Arts Center, 3000 Wy’east Rd, Hood River; 541-354-1548.

Country Dance returns Feb. 8

The Second Saturday Country Dance returns to Rockford Grange on Saturday, Feb. 8—potluck gathering starts at 5:45 p.m.  Enjoy an evening of Country Squares, Contras, Circle dances and Waltzes. Live music with the Mill Creek String Band and dance caller Sue Baker. All ages welcome, no partner required, family friendly. All dances walked through first time. Adults $7; $6 Mid-Columiba Folklore Members; $1 16 and under. Rockford Grange, 4250 Barrett Drive, Hood River.

McDougall at Rivertap Feb. 7

Live music coming up at Rivertap:

Friday, Feb. 7: McDougall, 6-9 p.m. (One Man Band, Foot Stomping Americana)  

Sunday, Feb. 9: Sunday Night Jam featuring The Reddy Black Trio, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Rivertap, 703 E 2nd St, The Dalles; 541-296-7870.

Kerry & Chic at White Buffalo Feb. 6

Kerry Williams and Chic Preston “blend colorful originals and unique arrangements with vocal harmonies and a whole lot of fun.” Catch them at the White Buffalo on Thursday, Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.

‘Wind and Wire’ concerts at HR Middle School

Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association presents Wind and Wire with the Sinfonietta and soloist Dr. Erik Steighner Friday, Feb. 28 (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday, March 1 (2 p.m.) at the Hood River Middle School. On the bill: “Rhapsody for Baritone Saxophone and Orchestra,” “Floating World,” (a poem by Alan Hovhaness,) and “Frankensymphony: A Musical Abomination,” which grafts together movements from symphonies by Anton Bruckner and Johannes Brahms.  Tickets at door or adults $20, CGOA members $15, youth (10-17) $5, and free for children under 10. Hood River Middle School, 1602 May St., Hood River; 541-386-2114.

Cardboard Armor Workshop Feb. 22

Visit the Hood River Library Makerspace on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to make your own piece of shoulder armor, or pauldron, out of cardboard. Instructor Brooklyn Williams will lead participants through the simple process. Must preregister. Program suitable for ages 8 and up. Hood River County Library, 502 State St., Hood River; 541-386-2535.

Maryhill Museum of Art opens March 15

Maryhill Museum of Art will open for the season on March 15, with the exhibition “A Particular Beauty: Romanian Folk Clothing.” Drawn almost exclusively from the museum’s collection of Romanian textiles, has grown to include more than 450 objects, including 20 fully dressed mannequins and numerous individual garments including coats, chemises, blouses, and vests. The exhibition will showcase a remarkable variety of embroidery techniques, mediums, and styles that have evolved through the influences of adjacent ethnic populations. Maryhill Museum of Art, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale, Wash.; 509-773-3733.

‘Red Robe’ at Slopeswell Feb. 8

It’s a Red Robe Reduction! Red Robe Revivalists Nate Ullrich and Doug Archbald will be playing a mix of favorites and new material at Slopeswell Cider co. on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Slopeswell Cider Co., 1021 12th St #102, Hood River; 541-436-4646.

‘Nightlife’ at Route 30 Feb. 7

Live music coming up at Route 30:

Friday, Feb. 7: Nightlife, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 8: T-Blue and the Rhythm Inflictors (Feat. Tom Reinerth-Guitar, Victor Roy-Homemade Cardboard Drums, James Lundin-Bass, Steve Rideout-Fiddle), 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 13: Sarah Wild and the Watch, 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 14: Alonzo Garbanzo (Folk-Rock) 8-10 p.m.

Route 30 Bottles and Brews, 317 E 2nd St, The Dalles; 541-993-3155.

Alonzo Garbanzo at Hood Crest

Catch six and 12-string guitar specialist Alonzo Garbanzo at Hood Crest Winery Friday, Feb. 7 and Friday, Feb. 28, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Hood Crest Winery, 1900 Orchard Road, Hood River; 541-716-0140.

Black History Month celebrated

Coming up Wednesdays at the Hood River Library:

Feb. 5: Gospel sing-along (live music) and fun craft activity, 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 12: Enjoy classic Jazz while replicating a traditional African fabric dyeing technique, 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 19: Hum along with Aretha Franklin’s classics and make an African Kente cloth, 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 26: Listen to lively, danceable African music while creating your own African mask, 5:30 p.m.

Hood River County Library, 502 State St., Hood River; 541-386-2535.

History Forum returns in February

The original Wasco County Courthouse (410 West 2nd Place, The Dalles) hosts the Regional History Forum series Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. featuring lectures and presentations from top local and regional historians. Free admission; donations accepted. Saturday, Feb. 8: The Women of Sorosis: Social ‘Influencers’ of Their Day (Denise Dietrich Bokum); Saturday, Feb. 15: Rufus and the Army Camp that Helped End World War II (Cal McDermid); Saturday, Feb. 22: Finding the Wire Trail:  Early Instant Communication in the Gorge (Dave and Helen Wand and Larry McGinnis); Saturday, Feb. 29: Famous Visitors:  Guess Who Came to Dinner? (Rodger Nichols).

Mardi Gras party Feb. 8

Transport yourself to the French Quarter of New Orleans at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center’s Mardi Gras Celebration, Saturday, Feb. 8, 7-11 p.m. Authentic food, live jazz music and professional Tarot Card readings. Tickets $20. 21 and over only. The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 541-296-8600;

Kit Garoutte at Feast

Live music coming up at Feast:

Thursday, Feb. 6, Kit Garoutte and Jay Reed, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 13, Kit Garoutte and Ann Flemming, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Feast Market & Delicatessen, 151 E Jewett Blvd, White Salmon; 509-637-6886.

Al and Nolan at Everybody’s Brewing

Live music Monday’s at Everybody’s:

Feb. 3: Al and Nolan, 6-8 p.m.

Feb. 10: Brian Greeley, 6-8 p.m.

Feb. 17: Scott and Rebecca, 6-8 p.m.

Everybody’s Brewing, 177 E. Jewett Blvd., White Salmon, Wash; 509-637-2774.

Pride Book Club meets Feb. 13

The Pride Book Club meets Thursday, Feb. 13, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to discuss “Becoming Nicole: The transformation of an American Family,” by Amy Ellis Nutt.  The Pride Book Club is open to all persons 18 years and older interested in reading LGBTQA literature. The Dalles-Wasco Co. Public Library, 722 Court St, The Dalles, 541-296-2815.

Europatopia plays TD Art Center Feb. 16

It’s Klezmer and Beyond with Europatopia, a seven-piece world-music band led by Joel Kabakov, at The Dalles Art Center on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m. $15 suggested donation. The Dalles Art Center, 220 E. 4th St., The Dalles; 541-296-4759.

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