Quittin' Time

‘Quittin’ Time’ is the latest CD release from Americana singer/songwriter Megan Alder. Featuring six original songs of “sweet romance and bottomless heartbreak,” Alder’s influences range from traditional jazz to soulful pop. Her touring band, The Woods, rounds out the sound with bass and drums. Her next Gorge show is at Slopeswell Cider Co. in Hood River, on Saturday, Jan. 29.

Al and Nolan at Rivertap

Live music coming up at Rivertap:

Friday, Jan. 31: Al and Nolan, 6-9 p.m. (Brothers playing covers)

Sunday, Feb. 2: Sunday Night Jam featuring The Reddy Black Trio, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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

Trivia Fundraiser at pFriem Jan. 29

The Hood River County Library Foundation Literary and Local History Trivia Fundraiser will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 6-8:30 p.m. at pFriem Family Brewers. There will be teams of four; or join a team. Please bring a phone or tablet to access the trivia game. Proceeds will be donated to the Hood River County Library Foundation. $10 suggested donation. pFriem Family Brewers, 707 Portway Ave., Hood River; 541-321-0490.

Barney & the Stray Kitties at White Buffalo

On Thursday, Jan. 30, from 6-8 p.m., Barney & the Stray Kitties return to the White Buffalo, with country rock and blues seasoned with rich vocal harmonies. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.

Black History Month celebrated

Coming up at the Hood River Library:

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

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

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

Wednesday, 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.

Kenny & the Jeffs at Zim’s

Live music coming up at Zim’s:

Friday, Jan. 31: Kenny & the Jeffs, 7-10 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 1: Kenny & the Jeffs, 7-10 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 4: 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.

History Forum returns Feb. 1

The original Wasco County Courthouse (410 West 2nd Place, The Dalles) hosts the Regional History Forum series beginning Saturday, Feb. 1, at 1:30 p.m., featuring lectures and presentations from top local and regional historians. Free admission; donations accepted. Saturday, Feb. 1: From Radical Idea to Ratification:  Women’s Voting Rights (Janice Dilg); 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. Online at www.gorgediscovery.org.

Kit Garoutte at Feast

Live music coming up at Feast:

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

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:

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

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

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

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

‘Prohibitions’ at Route 30 Jan. 31

Live music coming up at Route 30:

Friday, Jan. 31: The New Prohibitions, with the Honeybadgers, 7 p.m.

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

Saturday, Feb. 8: T-Blue, 7 p.m.

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

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

Gorge Winds seeks conductor

The Gorge Winds Concert Band is currently seeking a new volunteer conductor.  Performance schedule runs from February to July, and September through December. Applications close Feb. 14. For more information visit www.gorgewindsband.org/conductors/2020-conductor-search.

Cascade Singers meet; concerts planned

Cascade Singers choir rehearsals for all interested singers meet Sundays at Zion Lutheran Church, 10th and Union Streets, in The Dalles, 7-8:45 p.m. One-hour work sessions meet on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Upcoming performances are scheduled for February and March. For more information contact Miles Thoming-Gale at milesmansfield93@gmail.com.  

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 LGBTQ 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.

Community Sings II opens Feb. 21

Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association presents the Voci Choir and Audience Singalong at the Wy’East Performing Arts Center on Friday, Feb. 21 (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday, Feb. 23 (2 p.m.) Free admission; donations gladly accepted. Wy’East Middle School Performing Arts Center, 3000 Wy’east Rd., Hood River; 541-354-1548.

Entertainment listings should be e-mailed to jdrake@thedalleschronicle.com by 5 p.m. Friday, and run as space allows.

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