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Live music coming up at Zim’s:
Tuesday, Jan. 8: Tuesday Taps & Tunes with Al Hare and Kenny Olsen, 7-9 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 11: Howlin’ Woods with Jeff Carrell, Tracy Klas, Kenny Olsen and Jeff Minnick, 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12: Gunshy, 7-10 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 15: 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.
Live music coming up at Rivertap:
Friday, Jan. 11: Al Hare solo show, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Rock, country covers)
Saturday, Jan. 12: Al Hare solo show, 6-9 p.m. (Rock, country covers)
Sunday, Jan. 13: Sunday Night Jam featuring the Reddy Black Trio, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (in house band)
Rivertap, 703 E 2nd St, The Dalles, 541-296-7870.
On Thursday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m., John Cyparski (guitar/flute), Bill Neilson (guitar) and George Bentz (bass) perform a mix of roots to rock, blending tight instrumentation and smooth vocal harmonies. White Buffalo Wines, 4040 Westcliff Dr., Hood River; 541-386-5534.
Coming up at The Dalles Eagles Lodge:
Friday, Jan. 11: Music and karaoke with Bill Hornibrook, 8-11 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12: Wasco Brothers Band – dance on the biggest dance floor in the Gorge. $3 members, $4 for guests. The Eagles Lodge, 2006 W. Seventh St., The Dalles.
The Second Saturday Country Dance returns Jan. 12, from 7-9 at Rockford Grange. Music by Mill Creek String Band and dance caller Sue Baker. Dance lessons will begin at 7 p.m. All ages welcome. No partner required. Family friendly. Enjoy an evening of Country Squares, Contras, Circle dances and a few Waltzes. $6 for members, $7 for non-members, $1 for youth 16 and under. Please bring snack treats for break time. Rockford Grange, 4250 Barrett Drive, Hood River.
Kick off the new year with a set of tunes from Hood River’s eclectic fingerpickin’ guitarist Alonzo Garbanzo. Catch him at the Trillium Café on Friday, Jan. 11, from 9 p.m. to midnight, and at Stave and Stone Winery, on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 4-6 p.m.
CGOA Chamber Music concert Jan. 13
The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association presents an afternoon of chamber music with strings, brass, winds, and voice at Hood River Valley Christian Church on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m.
Admission is free and donations are accepted. The program will be an afternoon of intimate, lyrical and captivating music for small ensembles (Hood River String Quartet) and large ensembles (10-piece brass), with selections from Gabrieli, Vivaldi, Schubert, Villa Lobos, and Arvo Pärt, the contemporary Estonian composer.
Are you interested in joining Adult Center Theater (ACT) for its 2019 season? A production planning meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 3 p.m. A lights and sound training meeting with Liz Siller is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19, at 9 a.m. - 12 noon. Both meetings are at the Adult Center, 2010 Sterling Place, Hood River.
The production meeting will focus on the upcoming April production of “Five Short Plays about Parents and Adult Children,” directed by Irene Fields. The lights and sound training session will introduce you to the Adult Center’s new stage lighting and sound system and give you the needed technology experience to join the tech team.
“We look forward to adopting more people into our production family for set construction, lights and sound, stage management, ticket sales, and actors. Experience is helpful but not necessary,” says Ken McCarty of the ACT Committee.
ACT productions help raise funds for the Hood River County Meals on Wheels Program.
Visit the Hood River Library throughout the month of January for teen events including makerspace activities, movies and more.
Makerspace Teen Crafting, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Teens can drop into the Makerspace and make something. Supplies and possible project ideas are on hand; results are up to the maker’s imagination. This program is recommended for ages 12 to 20.
Make a Bouncy Ball, Saturday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Teens will make a bouncy ball using cornstarch and glue. Snacks will be available. This program is recommended for ages 10 and up.
Teen Movie Night: “The Hate U Give” Saturday, Jan. 26, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. “The Hate U Give” is a “compelling coming of age film” based on the New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas. Please note that this film includes realistic violence and is recommended for teens ages 13 and up.
Live music coming up at The Pines:
Every Sunday, 3-5 p.m.: An eclectic mix of music by Hood River’s own, The Old Vines. Just as wine is composed of many elements, you’ll find a musical blend of standards – folk, jazz, country and just enough blues to keep your toes tapping. The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Ave., Hood River; 541-993-8301.
The Secret Salsa Society meets Friday, Jan. 11, at the White Salmon Grange, at 7:30 p.m. Guest instructor Sarah Riddle (Viscount Studio) will be on hand for beginner dance lessons.
Admission is $10. On Wednesday, Jan. 9, it’s the first Salsa Social of the year at Crush Cider Café in Hood River. Visit the group’s Facebook page for details. The Salsa Society plans to meet at Slopeswell Cider in Hood River on Tuesdays starting Jan. 22.
Live music Tuesday nights coming up at The Back Room at The Ruins. Opening act at 6 p.m.
Jan. 8: Lewi Longmire & His Friend
Jan. 15: Five Letter Word
Wildwood Academy, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.
Opening Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, is a “powerful display of intense, real-time Eagle Creek fire imagery along with facts, time lines and stories from first responders to friends and neighbors along the Columbia River. Display content is on loan from the Hood River History Museum and is presented in collaboration with the US Forest Service. The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 541-296-8600.