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Saturday, January 12, 2019
East Oregonian
Winter Fishtrap
ponders ‘Refuge’
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Thomas Nichols is the emcee/opening
act during the Jan. 25 Melonville
Comedy Festival at EOTEC in Hermiston.
Reno Collier is the headliner for Melonville
Comedy Festival. Tickets are now
available for the Jan. 25 event at EOTEC.
Andrew Rivers is a featured comic for
Melonville Comedy Festival. The Jan. 25
event is at EOTEC in Hermiston.
Funny-men to yuk it up at
Melonville Comedy Festival
Advance tickets
on sale for event
East Oregonian
A trio of comics will take
the stage during Melonville
Comedy Festival.
The annual comedy show
features headliner Reno
Collier, featured comedian
Andrew Rivers and emcee/
show opener Thomas Nich-
ols. The 21-and-older event
is Friday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m.
(doors open at 7 p.m.) at
Eastern Oregon Trade &
Event Center, 1705 E. Air-
port Road, Hermiston.
Advance tickets are $25 each
at www.melonvillecomedy-
festival.com, Midway Bar
& Grill, 1750 N. First St.;
or Last Chance Tavern, 240
S.W. 11th St. Premium seats
are available for $35. The
event will feature no-host
food and bar from Midway.
A former physical edu-
cation teacher, Collier will
school audience members
in laughter. Bolstered with
a six-pack and a unique out-
look on life, the funny-man
first took the stage at an
open mic at Punchline Com-
edy Club in Atlanta where he
tended bar for extra cash.
Launching his career as
a comedian, Collier began
selling out comedy clubs and
college campuses. He hit the
road with Larry The Cable
Guy in 2004. He’s also per-
formed with Jeff Foxworthy,
Bill Engvall and Ron White.
Rivers is a a storytell-
ing comic who earns high
praise from fellow come-
dians. Based out of Seattle,
the comic was featured in
the popular “Truth or Drink”
web series from Buzzfeed
and his DryBar Comedy
Special has more than 10
million views. In addition,
he’s been featured on NBC,
FOX, and the Bob & Tom
Radio Show and is a regu-
lar opening act for Christo-
pher Titus.
Initially based in Dal-
las, Nichols now works out
of Seattle. Topics include
observations about every-
thing from cartoons and bro-
ken families to missing pets.
With a deadpan and hilar-
ious delivery, Nichols has
been featured at the New
York Finger Lakes Festi-
val and was a finalist at the
Denver Make Me Laugh
Melonville Comedy Fes-
tival began in the early
1990s as a fundraiser for the
Umatilla County Fair. When
the fair board discontinued
sponsoring the event, War-
ren Smith took on the com-
mitment to bring national
comedy acts to Hermiston.
For more information
contact Smith at 541-561-
7488, melonvillecomedyfes-
tival@gmail.com or search
Facebook for “Melonville
Comedy Festival.”
Contact Community Edi-
tor Tammy Malgesini at
com or 541-564-4539
JOSEPH — A three-
day conference that gathers
diverse voices to inspire a
greater understanding will
discuss “The Meaning of
The Winter Fishtrap
event offers people an
opportunity to learn from
experts and participate
in conversations to help
reveal what “The Meaning
of Refuge” means to the
environment, our commu-
nities and to individuals.
The event is Jan. 18-20
at Josephy Center for Arts
and Culture in Joseph. The
full weekend registration
fee is $145 for adults or
$50 for students. Also, par-
ticipants can register for
individual events. A Satur-
day night Winter Fishtrap
fundraising dinner at the
Hurricane Creek Grange is
also available for $45.
Winter Fishtrap opens
Friday evening, Jan. 18
with a “High Country News
Live Magazine” discussion
led by Brian Calvert, the
magazine’s editor-in-chief,
along with members of his
editorial staff. The week-
end continues with pre-
sentations from Amelia
Marchand, program man-
ager of the Colville Tribes’
Department; Rich Wand-
schneider, director of the
Josephy Library; Kathleen
Ackley, executive director
of the Wallowa Land Trust;
and filmmakers Richard
Wilhelm and Sue Arbuth-
not, who will screen a por-
tion of their documentary,
“Refuge,” based on the
2016 Malheur occupation.
For additional informa-
tion, the full schedule or
to register, visit www.fish-
trap.org. For questions,
contact Mike Midlo at 541-
426-3623 or mike@fish-
Pendleton native
shines light on Bowie
native December 2018) and this
Mandi Miller along with also features the musi-
Mark “Android” Wilson cians with large color
(of the 1980s Androidss photos.
The duo wrote
punk rock band)
and recorded a
recently had their
tribute song to
original song fea-
tured in an Italian
which was submit-
film documentary,
ted to Rita Rocca.
The film producer
Their pop/rock
conducted a search
for memoirs from
in the Stars (Ode
those who worked
to Bowie),” was
recorded at Orange Stu- with Bowie and from
dio in Christchurch, New those who created artis-
Zealand. The video fea- tic tributes. Miller and
tures a chorus of 26 of Wilson’s musical tribute
Miller’s young Christ- was selected from many
church singing students. submissions worldwide.
The book, “BowieNext,” To view “Starman in the
has just been published Stars (Ode to Bowie),”
and released (Arcana, visit bit.ly/starmanstars.
Martin Luther King Jr. March
•Monday, Jan. 21; 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
•First United Methodist Church,
191 E. Gladys Ave., Hermiston
No cover. Includes march,
music and special speakers from
Wake Up Nation.
A Tribute to Martin Luther
King Jr.
•Monday, Jan. 21; 7 p.m.
•Great Pacific Wine & Coffee Co.,
403 S. Main St., Pendleton
No cover. An evening of music
and spoken word to honor King’s
Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog
•Jan. 23-26
•Joseph, Enterprise, Fergi Ski
Free, except banquet ($20/
adults, $8/ages 5-12). People can
watch races, which include Idi-
tarod & Yukon Quest qualifiers;
meet-and-greet with mushers at
vet checks; Race Central and Kids’
Melonville Comedy Festival
•Friday, Jan. 25; 8 p.m.
•Eastern Oregon Trade & Event
Center, 1705 E. Airport Road,
seats. Features headliner Reno Col-
lier, featured comedian Andrew
Rivers and emcee Thomas Nichols.
Prestige Wrestling: Tower of
•Friday, Feb. 22; 7-11 p.m.
•Eastern Oregon Trade and
Event Center, 1705 Airport Road,
$15-$50. Features King Khash,
“Filthy” Tom Lawlor, Simon Grimm,
DJZ, Sonico, No Lives Matter, Team
C4, Mike Santiago, Julian Whyt and
more to be announced.
“ArtWORKZ Junior Art Show
& Competition”
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
•Tamástslikt Cultural Institute,
near Wildhorse Resort & Casino.
No entry fee. Youths through
age 18 are invited to enter artwork
in all mediums by Jan. 30. Show
runs through Feb. 9 to March 30.
(Randy Melton, 541-429-7720).
“History in Photos from Wal-
lowa County”
•Monday through Saturdays;
noon-4 p.m.
•Josephy Center for Arts and
Culture, 403 N. Main St., Joseph
Free. Highlights historical pho-
tos and photographers in Wallowa
County. Runs through Feb. 25.
“Parallel Worlds”
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
•Betty Feves Memorial Gallery,
BMCC, 2411 N.W. Carden Ave.,
Free. Features the work of Shea
Wilkinson, who creates art quilts
using free motion quilting and
hand embroidery. Gallery also
open by appointment by calling
541-278-5952. Runs through Feb.
“Form and Figure”
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
•Nightingale Gallery, Eastern
Oregon University, La Grande
www.eou.edu/ar t/
Free. Features the work of Flor-
ida couple Michael and Aneka
Ingold. Runs through Feb. 8.
First Draft Writers’ Series
•Thursday, Jan. 17; 7 p.m.
•Pendleton Center for the Arts,
214 N. Main St.
Free. Features headliner Kisha
Lewellyn Schlegel, a creative writ-
ing instructor at Whitman College,
followed by short open mic ses-
sions for audience members.
Tunesmith Night
•Saturday, Jan. 12; 7 p.m.
•Sugar Time Bakery, 107 N.
River St., Enterprise
$10. All ages. Wallowa Valley
Music Alliance monthly series fea-
tures three original songwriters,
including Pendleton’s James Dean
Kindle. Food service available;
people may bring their own adult
Decade X
•Saturday, Jan. 12; 8 p.m. No
•Wildhorse Sports Bar, Wild-
horse Resort & Casino, off I-84 Exit
216, Mission.
Max Hay
•Saturday, Jan. 12; 9 p.m.
•Hamley Steakhouse & Saloon,
8 S.E. Court Ave., Pendleton
No Cover. Performing blues
and Irish music.
Elwood Haney
•Wednesday, Jan. 16; 7 p.m.
•Great Pacific Wine & Coffee Co.,
403 S. Main St., Pendleton
No Cover. All ages.
Live Music Thursday-Waste-
land Kings
•Thursday, Jan. 17; 7-9 p.m.
•40 Taps, 337 S.W. Emigrant
Ave., Pendleton
No cover. The La Grande-based
band brings rock ‘n’ roll.
Bobby & Faith
•Friday, Jan. 18; 6:30-9:30 p.m.
No cover.
•Nookie’s/Hermiston Brewing
Co., 125 N. First St., Hermiston
Darci Carlson
•Friday, Jan. 18; Saturday, Jan.
19; 8 p.m. No cover
•Wildhorse Sports Bar, Wild-
horse Resort & Casino, off I-84 Exit
216, Mission.
Scott Wilson
•Friday, Jan. 18; 9 p.m. No Cover.
•Hamley Steakhouse & Saloon,
8 S.E. Court Ave., Pendleton
Live Music Thursday-JJ Hill
•Thursday, Jan. 24; 7-9 p.m. No
•40 Taps, 337 S.W. Emigrant
Ave., Pendleton
Cory Wilds
•Friday, Jan. 25 Saturday, Jan.
26; 8 p.m. No cover
•Wildhorse Sports Bar, Wild-
horse Resort & Casino, off I-84 Exit
216, Mission.
Live Music Thursday-Murray
•Thursday, Jan. 31; 7-9 p.m.
•40 Taps, 337 S.W. Emigrant
Ave., Pendleton
No cover. The La Grande-based
band brings rock ‘n’ roll.
Saturday Night Trivia
•Saturdays; 9 p.m.
•Midway Bar & Grill, 1750 N.
First St., Hermiston
Free. Show what you know for
fun and prizes.
Karaoke w/DJ David
•Saturdays; 8 p.m.
•Riverside Sports Bar, 1501
Sixth St., Umatilla
•Saturday, Jan. 19; 2 p.m.
•Midway Bar & Grill, 1750 N.
First St., Hermiston
$10/person. Hermiston Desert
Shrine Club benefit for the Shri-
ners hospital in Portland. Also fea-
tures a raffle. (541-567-5180).
Wino Wednesdays
•Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m.
•Echo Ridge Cellars, 551 N.
Thielsen St., Echo
Karaoke at the Packard
9 p.m.-midnight
•The Packard Tavern, 118 S.E.
Court Ave., Pendleton
No cover.
Wine Wednesday
•Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5-7 p.m.
•The Gathering Place at Bell-
inger’s, 1823 S. Highway 395,
No cover. Features tasting and
Thirsty Thursdays
•Third Thursday; 6 p.m.
•Midway Bar & Grill, 1750 N.
First St., Hermiston
No cover. Hosts a local brewery
offering tastings and food pair-
ings. Jan. 17: Iron Horse.
LOL Comedy Jam
•Thursdays; 8 p.m.
•Wildhorse Sports Bar, Wild-
horse Resort & Casino, off I-84 Exit
216, Mission.
No cover. Jan. 17: Tyler Boeh,
Jeremy Coughlan; Jan. 24: Andrew
Rivers, Michael Glatzmair
Wine tasting
•Fridays, 4-8 p.m.
•Sno Road Winery, 111 W. Main
St., Echo.
Karaoke w/DJ David
•Fridays; 8 p.m.
•Riverside Sports Bar, 1501
Sixth St., Umatilla
DJ and dancing
•Fridays, 8 p.m.
•The Pheasant, 149 E. Main St.,
•Fridays; 9 p.m.
•Midway Tavern, 1750 N. First
St., Hermiston
Cimmi’s Late Night Martini
•Fridays; 9 p.m.-midnight
•Virgil’s at Cimmiyotti’s, 137 S.
Main St., Pendleton
No cover. Features martinis,
mixology and music.
•Friday, Jan. 18; 7:15 p.m.; Sat-
urday, Jan. 19; 2:15 p.m.
•SAGE Center, 101 Olson Road,
$5/person. View movie and
receive free bag of popcorn with
admission. Water is available for
•Friday, Jan. 25; 6 p.m.
•Adams Public Library, 190 N.
Main St.
Free. The animated adventure
is appropriate for all ages. Features
Channing Tatum, James Corden,
LeBron James, Danny DeVito and
“Speakeasy Murder Mystery”
•Saturday, Feb. 9; 6 p.m.
•Pendleton Underground Tours,
31 S.W. Emigrant Ave.
$75/21-and-older. Reservations
required. Interactive event also
features food/beverages catered
by Oregon Grain Growers Brand
Distillery. (541-276-0730).
•Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet
Band. Feb. 2, Moda Center, Port-
land. Tickets ($49-$125+) via www.
•The Rolling Stones. No Filter
Tour. May 22, CenturyLink Field,
Seattle. Tickets ($94-$494+) via
•Jackalope Jamboree. June
29, Happy Canyon Arena, Pendle-
ton. Early bird tickets ($35-$55+)
via www.brownpapertickets.com
Want to get your event listed in
our calendar? Send information to
or c/o Tammy Malgesini, 333 E.
Main Street, Hermiston, OR, 97838.