Snow adds sculptural effects to the musical instrument display at the Hood River Middle School.


Willy Vlautin

Entertainment listings can be sent to jdrake@thedalleschronicle.com.

Chris Baron performs at Rivertap

Live music coming up at Rivertap:

Friday, Feb. 22: Chris Baron, 6-9 p.m. (Solo artist)

Saturday, Feb. 23: Tracy Klas, 6-9 p.m. (Singer-songwriter)

Sunday, Feb. 24: Sunday Night Jam featuring the Reddy Black Trio, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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

Karaoke, Wasco Bros. at TD Eagles

Coming up at The Dalles Eagles Lodge:

Friday, Feb. 22: Music and karaoke with Bill Hornibrook, 8-11 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 23: Wasco Brothers Band—dance on the biggest dance floor in the Gorge. 7 p.m., $3 members, $4 for guests.

The Eagles Lodge, 2006 W. Seventh St., The Dalles.

History Forums to continue Feb. 23

The 2019 Regional History Forum at the Original Wasco County Courthouse continues Saturday, Feb. 23, with local historian John Brookhouse talking about a long-ago town above Celilo Falls that served as a launching site on the Columbia River. On Saturday, March 2, it’s Living History and Music of the War. On Saturday, March 9, it’s a lecture by Dave Wilson on Japanese families in the Mosier area prior to 1942.

Meetings start at 1:30 p.m. in the upstairs courtroom, 410 West 2nd Place, The Dalles (behind the Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Center.)

Author Willy Vlautin at Klindt’s Feb. 24

On Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m., Klindt’s Booksellers welcomes award-winning author Willy Vlautin to celebrate the paperback release of his most recent novel, Don’t Skip Out On Me. Critics say “Don’t Skip Out On Me” is beautiful portrait of a downtrodden man and his struggle to find his place in a vast and lonely world. Vlautin’s novel, “The Free,” was a #1 Indie Next pick, and the movie adaptation of his 2010 novel “Lean on Pete” debuted at the 2018 Venice Film Festival to critical acclaim. Vlautin is also the author of “Northline” and “The Motel Life.” He is the singer and songwriter of the band Richmond Fontaine and a member of the band The Delines. This event is free and open to the public. Klindts Booksellers, 315 East Second St., The Dalles, 541-296-3355.

Pioneer Drugstore lecture March 1

On Friday, March 1, the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum hosts local Dalles resident and professional archaeologist Eric Gleason as he presents “From Pioneer Drugstore to Community Icon: The Waldron Brother’s Drugstore, The Dalles, OR.” Gleason will lay out a brief history of the early development of The Dalles and will intertwine the story of the building of the Waldron Brother’s Drugstore and the lives of its builders and owners over the years. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with the program starting at 7 p.m. Cost for the dinner and the program is $15 and the program only is $5. The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 541-296-8600.

Strange Hotels at The Ruins Feb. 19

Live music Tuesday nights coming up at The Back Room at The Ruins. Opening act at 6 p.m.

Monday Nights: Hootin’ in The Hood Open Mic, 6:30-9:30, hosted by Scot Bergeron.

Feb. 19: Strange Hotels (Dance Indie Rock Duo) with Megan Alder.

Feb. 26: McDougall (Folk rock) with Tyson Huckins.

March 5: The Sweet Lillies (High Energy Acoustic)

Thursday, March 7: Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles, Josiah Johnson (from Head & The Heart) and The Resolectrics. Special Ticketed Show.

Wildwood Academy, 13 Railroad Ave, Hood River; 541-308-0700.

Mark Reynolds Band at White Buffalo

 On Thursday, February 21, 6-8 p.m. the Mark Reynolds Band blends vocals, guitar, mandolin and percussion to perform music with roots in blues, folk & bluegrass. White Buffalo Winebar & Bistro, 4040 Westcliff Drive, Hood River.

Playwrights meet Feb. 21

Gorge Playwrights will gather at Slopeswell Cider, Thursday, Feb. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. All are welcome to discuss ACT’s (Hood River Valley Adult Center Theater’s) upcoming featured June production of “Short Plays by Local Authors,” and more.  Slopeswell Cider Co., 1021 12th St #102, Hood River, 541-436-4646.

Comedy Night Feb. 22 in Lyle

Coming up at the Lyle Hotel:

Friday, Feb 22: Comedy Night, 7-9 p.m.

Friday, March 1: Jazz Night with the Underwood Jazz Society, 7-9 p.m.

The Lyle Hotel, 100 7th St., Lyle, Wash., 509-365-5953.

Brigid’s Cross at The Pines Feb. 22

Coming up at The Pines: Friday, Feb. 22, 6-9 p.m. Brigid’s Cross is a contemporary Celtic family band, playing everything from traditional Irish tunes to contemporary covers. The Old Vines, every Sunday, 3-5 p.m. 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 Gorge SINGS! Community Choir Festival planned Feb. 23 in Wy’East

Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association presents the CGOA Voci Choir, Harmony of the Gorge, Cascade Singers, Wind Masters, CGOA Youth Choir, world premiere, and singalong on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m., at the Wy’East Performing Arts Center. Free concert, donations accepted. Wy’East Middle School Performing Arts Center, 3000 Wy’east Rd, Hood River, 541-354-1548.

Everybody’s Local Music Mondays

Live music coming up at Everybody’s:

March 18 – Union Heart, 6-8 p.m.

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

Howlin’ Woods, Big River Blues in TD

Live music coming up at Zim’s:

Friday, Feb. 22: Howlin’ Woods w/ Jeff Carrell, Tracy Klas, Kenny Olsen & Jeff Minnick, 7-10 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 23: Big River Blues Band, 7-10 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 26: 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.

Pop-Up Library Saturdays in Odell

The Pop-Up Library returns to Odell every Saturday starting March 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wy’east Community Church Meeting Room, 3422 Odell Hwy. Services will include computer access, WiFi/internet access, library card registration, check in/out items, pick up holds, art activities and board games.

Free and open to the public. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult or a person over 14 years of age. For more information, please contact the Hood River County Library District at 541-386-2535.

Feathers & Funk dance party March 2

The Gorge’s one and only Funkship will be funking-it-up on Saturday, March 2, at the Bingen Theater. Special guests Second-Line Drum Revue get the party started at 8 p.m. Keep your eyes out for an ABBA flash mob, they may show up when you least expect it.

Wearing a mask, costume and feathers is encouraged. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance at brownpapertickets.com, $15 at the door.

Mountain Film Fest returns Mar. 15

Skylight Theater presents the 25th annual Hood River Mountain Film Festival on March 15, 16 and 17. Celebrating adventure in one of the best places on earth to visit and live, the Mountain Film Fest is three hours of award-winning films of adventure, high adrenaline sports, and spectacular cinematography. Skylight Theatre and Pub, 107 Oak St., Hood River, Movie Line 541-386-4888, www.skylighttheatre.com.

“Hood River Reads” starts on March 2

The 2019 Hood River Reads selection is “Temperance Creek” by Pamela Royes and on Saturday, March 2, at 2 p.m. the annual kick-off party at the Hood River Library will feature book distribution, art, a performance by the Phoenix Theater and refreshments.

Patrons of the Cascade Locks and Parkdale Libraries can pick up books starting on March 5 at 5 p.m. For a full schedule call the library at 541-386-2535.

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