ENTERTAINMENT Saturday, January 12, 2019 East Oregonian C3 Winter Fishtrap ponders ‘Refuge’ Contributed photo Contributed photo Contributed photo 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 By TAMMY MALGESINI 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 Festival. 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- firstname.lastname@example.org or search Facebook for “Melonville Comedy Festival.” ——— Contact Community Edi- tor Tammy Malgesini at tmalgesini@eastoregonian. com or 541-564-4539 JOSEPH — A three- day conference that gathers diverse voices to inspire a greater understanding will discuss “The Meaning of Refuge.” 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’ Environmental Trust 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- trap.org. Pendleton native shines light on Bowie Pendleton 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 David Bowie, which was submit- film documentary, ted to Rita Rocca. “BowieNext.” The film producer Their pop/rock conducted a search song, “Starman Miller 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. WHAT TO DO FESTIVALS 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 legacy. Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race •Jan. 23-26 www.eaglecapextreme.com •Joseph, Enterprise, Fergi Ski Area 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’ Corner. Melonville Comedy Festival •Friday, Jan. 25; 8 p.m. •Eastern Oregon Trade & Event Center, 1705 E. Airport Road, Hermiston www.melonvillecomedyfestival. com $25/advance, $35/priority seats. Features headliner Reno Col- lier, featured comedian Andrew Rivers and emcee Thomas Nichols. Prestige Wrestling: Tower of Snakes •Friday, Feb. 22; 7-11 p.m. www.prestigewrestling.net •Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center, 1705 Airport Road, Hermiston $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. ART, MUSEUMS & AUTHORS “ArtWORKZ Junior Art Show & Competition” •Monday-Saturdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. •Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, near Wildhorse Resort & Casino. www.tamastslikt.org 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 www.josephy.org Free. Highlights historical pho- tos and photographers in Wallowa County. Runs through Feb. 25. “Parallel Worlds” •Monday-Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. •Betty Feves Memorial Gallery, BMCC, 2411 N.W. Carden Ave., Pendleton. 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. 7. “Form and Figure” •Monday-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. •Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande www.eou.edu/ar t/ nightingale-gallery 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. www.pendletonarts.org Free. Features headliner Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel, a creative writ- ing instructor at Whitman College, followed by short open mic ses- sions for audience members. MUSIC Tunesmith Night •Saturday, Jan. 12; 7 p.m. •Sugar Time Bakery, 107 N. River St., Enterprise www.wvmusicalliance.org $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 beverages. Decade X •Saturday, Jan. 12; 8 p.m. No cover •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 cover. •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 Dunlap •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. NIGHT LIFE 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 Shriners Charity Pool Tournament •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 •1st/3rd Wednesday, 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, Hermiston No cover. Features tasting and music. 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., Hermiston Karaoke •Fridays; 9 p.m. •Midway Tavern, 1750 N. First St., Hermiston Cimmi’s Late Night Martini Lounge •Fridays; 9 p.m.-midnight •Virgil’s at Cimmiyotti’s, 137 S. Main St., Pendleton No cover. Features martinis, mixology and music. THEATER, STAGE, FILM & LECTURES “Aladdin” •Friday, Jan. 18; 7:15 p.m.; Sat- urday, Jan. 19; 2:15 p.m. •SAGE Center, 101 Olson Road, Boardman www.visitsage.com $5/person. View movie and receive free bag of popcorn with admission. Water is available for purchase. “Smallfoot” •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 more. “Speakeasy Murder Mystery” •Saturday, Feb. 9; 6 p.m. •Pendleton Underground Tours, 31 S.W. Emigrant Ave. www.pendletonunderground- tours.org $75/21-and-older. Reservations required. Interactive event also features food/beverages catered by Oregon Grain Growers Brand Distillery. (541-276-0730). HOT TICKETS •Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band. Feb. 2, Moda Center, Port- land. Tickets ($49-$125+) via www. ticketmaster.com •The Rolling Stones. No Filter Tour. May 22, CenturyLink Field, Seattle. Tickets ($94-$494+) via www.ticketmaster.com •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 email@example.com, or c/o Tammy Malgesini, 333 E. Main Street, Hermiston, OR, 97838.