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That's Entertainment

Roundup for moth of July

Crowd favorites

The Mist Beets

take the stage this Friday, July 2, at the Northshore Bar and Grill in Bingen.

The three-piece, indie rock band based in Portland, Ore., features Ryan "Rynus" Huntington on bass and vocals, and Adrian Solinski on guitar and vocals, performing what one music critic once described as "irreverent, tongue-in-cheek punky tunes, heavy on electric guitars, drums and smart-aleck lyrics."

Every Wednesday, the Northshore (216 W. Steuben) hosts Open Mic Night. For information about showtimes or to schedule an open-mic performance, call 493-1741.

Also in Bingen this Friday, Chips Bar and Grill at 219 W. Steuben hosts

Gun Shy

for an evening of classic rock.

The "no cover" show starts at 9 p.m. For more information, call 493-1010.

It'll be a

"Red, White and Brew"

festival at Cooper Spur Ski Area this Independence Day weekend.

The event is the first in a series of summer and fall events planned for the rest.

July 3-4, local wines and beers will be available for tasting. Entertainment will be of the open-mic variety.

Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Those interested in scheduling an open-mic performance should contact Zeman's Music in Hood River at (541) 386-1106.

For other information, visit www.cooperspur.com on the internet.

A Fourth of July

"Red, Wine & Blues"

festival in Stevenson will showcase the region's fine arts, vintages and a local microbrew.

The setting for blues music, art and wine tasting from Gorge wineries is the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum in Stevenson.

Featured band starting at 5 p.m. is Hood River's "Blue Trick." Call (800) 991-2338 or (509) 427-8211 for information.

Tony Furtado

makes his long-awaited return to Hood River on Sunday, July 4, for one of Savino's Lounge's famous outdoor shows at the corner of 4th and State streets.

Tickets for this show are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, call (541) 387-5511.

The high-energy Grateful Dead cover band

Cosmic Charlie

, from Athens, Ga., brings its unique interpretation of classic material to life at the River City Saloon in Hood River on Friday, July 9.

Call (541) 387-BLUES for showtime and other information, or visit the Saloon at 205 Cascade St.

The second annual

HoodFest

, a one-day music event, returns to the Hood River Marina Green on Saturday, July 10. Gates will open at 2 p.m., with music playing from 3 to midnight.

Organizer Mike VanSisseren calls Hoodfest "the largest music in the Gorge this summer."

Musical acts will feature a local, regional and national acts assortment. Scheduled performers include Jackstraw, Django's Cadillac, Alma Melodiosa, Dr. Theopolis, Wisdom and San Francisco's legendary seven-piece groove machine, Vinyl.

Tickets are on sale for $10 in advance; the day of show price will be $15. For more information, or to buy tickets online, click on www.hoodfest.net.

Later this month, the Maryhill Winery Amphitheater kicks off its 2004 summer concert series.

The first concert in the 4,000-seat outdoor venue is set for Saturday, July 24, and will feature the legendary Motown sound of

The Temptations

. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show can be purchased online through

tickemaster.com or from the winery by calling (509) 773-1976.

Friday, July 30,

Hootie and the Blowfish

visit the Gorge for an 8 p.m. showcase of their distinct mainstream 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.

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