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That's Entertainment

What's happening musically in the Gorge

Karaoke

returns to the Elk Horn Bar and Grill this Friday and Saturday nights.

Host Tracy Yeager makes sure everyone gets a chance to strut their stuff as the Elkhorn stage turns into White Salmon's version of "Star Search."

The Elkhorn is located at 186 E. Jewett. For information, call 493-1939.

Next weekend, the Elkhorn hosts

Str8up

(formerly The Baboons) for two shows on Friday, July 30, and Saturday, July 31. Call 493-1989 for showtimes.

This Friday, July 23, the River City Saloon presents

Brothers of the Baladi

and

Sisters of the Dance

. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door.

The Brothers are five Americans who have become musically immersed in the Middle East. They fuse that region's musical influence with the music of their own homeland: rock n' roll.

The Sisters, Ianthe and her troupe of Desert Harem Dancers, and Ellen, will perform cabaret "Danse Orientale" with the band.

Tickets, starting at $33.50, are still available online at www.ticketmaster.com for

The Temptations

' 7 p.m. concert at the Maryhill Winery Amphitheater this Saturday, July 24.

A leading light in the San Francisco Bay Area's improvisational rock scene,

Shady Groove

visits the River City Saloon in Hood River on Tuesday, July 27.

The good-time dance band draws on a diversity of American genres, from gospel to reggae, while delivering an invigorating dose of funky blues and jazz-infused rock and R&B.

For showtime, call the Saloon (207 Cascade Ave.) at (541) 387-2583.

Next Friday, July 30,

Hootie and the Blowfish

visit the Gorge for an 8 p.m. showcase of their distinct mainstream blues-influenced pop.

The series continues on Friday, Aug. 6, with a solo performance by Eagles frontman

Don Henley

.

The Maryhill Winery Amphitheater is located at 9774 Hwy. 14, just west of Maryhill Museum of Art.

Ashbury Park

, a four-member band named after a trailer park in Indiana, drops in at the River City Saloon on Friday, July 30.

The mostly acoustic band has been making a name for itself on the west coast with its commanding stage presence, soulful harmonies, capitivating storytelling and infectious musical spirit.

Call (541) 387-2853 for showtime.

Coming up on Saturday, July 31, is a free, family friendly concert at The Dalles City Park, featuring Portland bluegrass band

Northwest Passage

.

The 6-8 p.m. show--the second in a summer concert series--kicks off with an opening set by local Gorge band

The Kate Meloy Trio

.

City Park is located at 4th and Union in The Dalles.

Bingen's Northshore Bar and Grill presents

Home At Last

on Monday, Aug. 9.

The music starts at 9 p.m. Cover for the 21-and-up show is $3 at the door.

Home At Last is a four-piece improvisational group from the San Francisco Bay Area with a sound that incorporates elements of Americana, electronica, rock and jam.

According to its publicist, "with simply great songs that truly resonate with people, Home At Last is now emerging as one of the most promising new bands on the U.S. club and festival circuit."

(Send entertainment briefs on upcoming shows to sbakke@eaglenewspapers.com)

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