Things to Do: February 12-18, 2018

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of February 12-18, 2018 that includes Valentine’s Day:

  • Valentine’s Day – February 14
  • Tri-City Genealogical Society: Regional Native American History – February 14
  • 19th Annual Tri-Cities Regional Economic Outlook – February 15
  • TobyMac Hits Deep Tour – February 15
  • Lecture: The Good Game: On the Moral Value of Sports – February 15
  • The Rude Mechanicals presents “The Merry Wives of Windsor” – February 15-17
  • Columbia Basin College presents “The New Student Play Festival” – February 15-17
  • Mom & Son’s Night Out – February 16
  • Kamiakin Drama Club presents “Radium Girls” – February 16 & 17
  • RadCon Sci-Fi/Fantasy Convention – February 16-18
  • Academy of Children’s Theatre presents “Akeelah and the Bee” – February 16-18
  • PetSmart National Adoption Event – February 17
  • Chandler Reach Winery – Valentine’s Day Dinner – February 17
  • Three Rivers Folklife Society Concert: Whateverly Brothers – February 17
  • Longship Cellars – Let’s Get Weird Wine & Chocolate Pairing – February 17 & 18
  • Yakima Valley Wineries – Red Wine & Chocolate – February 17-19
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Valentine’s Day – February 14

Here is a list of restaurants, etc. around the Tri-Cities where you can celebrate Valentine’s Day:

Valentine’s Dinner & Dancing at d’s

D’s Wicked Cider, 9312 W 10th Ave. in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Come for our buffet catered dinner and music with Jeff Peterson to celebrate this special holiday with the one you love! Limited availability and is selling out quickly! $100 per couple gets you this and more. Call if you have any questions! 509-627-3100 opt. 1

CG Public House & Catering – Valentine’s Day Dinner

9221 W. Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick
From 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. – reservations recommended
Featuring a dinner for two special for $60

Don’t forget to make your Valentine reservations at CG Public House! Everyday menu is available as well. (509) 783-0128

3 Eyed Fish – Wine & Dine your Valentine

1970 Keene Rd. in Richland
From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Join us for dinner, drinks and live music by Jack Rothwell. Reservations recommended – featuring our regular menu:

Also, join us for Cheese, Chocolate and Bubbles: 2 Glasses of House Bubbles & a Cheese and Chocolate plate for $30 during February 9-17.

Paper Street Brewing Company – Anti-Valentines Day Bash

Paper Street Brewing Company, 701 The Parkway in Richland
From 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Join us at our Annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Party at Paper Street! Free cookies & loathing!

Dutch Bros. Luv Day

Dutch Bros. Coffee locations in the Tri-Cities

Dutch Luv Day is February 14th, we hope you and your friends join us in giving back to the community! $1 from every drink sold goes to Second Harvest Tri-Cities. Treat yourself and give back on the same day!

Taverna Tagaris – Valentine’s Day Dinner

844 Tulip Lane in Richland
Seating from 4:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the most romantic spot in the Tri-Cities! Chef Josh DuQuist has prepared a special, one-night-only menu and everyone’s favorite bartender, Mero, has some amazing new cocktails to set the mood. Contact us on messenger or call 509-628-0020 for reservations.

Carmine’s – Valentine’s Day Dinner

Carmine’s Italian Restaurant, 525 W. 1st Avenue in Kennewick
Cost: $165 per couple (tax and gratuity included)

Hello friends!! Have you made your reservations yet? Here are times we still have available: 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 8:45.

Choice of soup or salad
Choice of entrees
Choice of desserts
Choice of a bottle of wine or sparkling cider
Boxed treat to take home
Long stem Rose

Reservations are required. Please call us today to reserve your table (509) 205-0427.

Fat Olives Restaurant – Valentine’s Day Dinner

255 Williams Blvd. in Richland
Cost: $49 per person – add wine pairings to each course $10

Valentines Reservations are filling up fast only a few times left, call (509) 946-6404 to get yours!

R.F. McDougall’s – Valentine’s Day Dinner

1705 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Seating options start at 4 p.m.
Special Menu: $24 – $30 per person

Special entrees made just for the evening. Candle lit tables & flowers. For reservations, call (509) 735-6418.

Monterosso’s Italian Restaurant – Valentine’s Day Dinner

Monterosso’s Italian Restaurant, 1026 Lee Blvd. in Richland
From: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. (last seating)
Cost: $65 per person (plus tax & gratuity)

Love is in the air… check out our awesome special menu to be served Valentines Day. Show someone you care about just how much by taking them out on the town to dine with us at the train for a unique and fabulous time. Call for reservations (509) 946-4525. Limited seating.

Magill’s – Valentine’s Day Dinner

3214 RD 68 in Pasco
Seating from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Complete dinner for two $75

Consists of beverage, appetizer, main entree, and dessert. Reservations are not required.

Gaslight Bar & Grill – Valentine’s Day Dinner

99 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Seating from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: $50 per couple or $25 per person

Sweethearts, join us for a four course Valentine’s dinner, champagne and dancing.

Tri-City Genealogical Society: Regional Native American History – February 14

Benton County PUD Auditorium, 2721 W 10th Ave. in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Richard Scheuerman will be our guest speaker for our monthly meeting who will give a presentation on Regional Native American History as well as Searching Native American Records. There will also be a Beginning Genealogy Class at 6:15 p.m. – 1/2 hour class prior to the meeting.

19th Annual Tri-Cities Regional Economic Outlook – February 15

Red Lion Hotel Pasco, 2525 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
From 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $85 full session, $35 lunch only

The 19th Annual Tri-Cities Regional Economic Outlook on Thursday, February 15, 2018 features local & national leaders presenting on key economic issues facing the region. Join us for the event of 2018! Connect with industry influencers and engage decision makers!

Why You Should Attend:
– Network with industry influencers, decision makers and other professionals!
– Learn about key indicators that will impact your business and career!
– Find Opportunities for you and your business to succeed in 2018!
Info & Registration:

TobyMac Hits Deep Tour – February 15

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $28.75 – $69.75 plus fee

Don’t miss Toby Mac on February 15th at the Toyota Center in Kennewick!

Other artists included in this tour are Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Ryan Stevenson, and Finding Favour!
Info & Tickets:

Lecture: The Good Game: On the Moral Value of Sports – February 15

Mid-Columbia Libraries, 1620 S Union St. in Kennewick
From 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free to attend

Sports are far more than a game—they have a tremendous impact on our culture, and lay claim to playing an important role in developing moral values like courage, teamwork, and sacrifice.

Join philosopher Mike VanQuickenborne for a deeper exploration of our obsession with sports. What makes something a sport? Is competition more helpful or harmful? What makes sports admirable? Is being a fan really a good thing? Should video games be considered a legitimate sport? What are the implications if genetic engineering enables us to create genetically enhanced athletes? Explore the philosophical implications of sports, what they say about our culture, and the ways in which they can reveal our full humanity.

The Rude Mechanicals presents “The Merry Wives of Windsor” – February 15-17

Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
Thursday & Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $5 – $50 (Tickets available online, at Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet, and at the door)

What do you get when you combine one disgraced knight, two crafty wives, three doting suitors, and a sea of polka dots? A comedy of course! The Rude Mechanicals presents The Merry Wives of Windsor!

This production utilizes a familiar setting: the 1950’s TV sitcom that harkens back to “I Love Lucy.” While the setting may be familiar, the design concept brings a bit of an edge combining the classic look of the 1950’s with the added fun of rockabilly touches.

Opening weekend:
Dress up in your Dapper Best or as a Rockabilly Rebel, and you’ll receive free admission to our Backstage Pass and a free seat cushion rental (must purchase a ticket to the show). You’ll also be eligible to win some amazing prizes, have your photo taken at our Merry Wives photo booth, and have the opportunity for other opening weekend specials!
Future dates: February 22-24
Info & Tickets:

Columbia Basin College presents “The New Student Play Festival” – February 15-17

CBC Theatre, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $5 general admission (tickets available at J.D.’s Time Center, Adventures Underground, and at the CBC Bookstore)

This festival, directed by student Ricardo Orta, will showcase the creativity and talent of the students of CBC Theatre. The evening will focus on four ten minute plays written by CBC’s own playwrights, and will also offer monologues and scenes from students who will be competing for the Irene Ryan acting scholarship at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival the following week.

The plays include The Circular Motion of Humanity, written by Rae Iverson, which is about the everyday antics of college students; and The Spoon in the Corner Trilogy, written by Andrew Pogue, which is a series of ten minute plays with a common theme. These three plots include a couple waiting in purgatory after dying in a car accident; a man receiving a birthday surprise; and an elderly lady mistaking her meal deliverer as death coming to reap her soul.

The festival is rated “R” for adult language

Mom & Son’s Night Out – February 16

(Note: flyer is from last year)
Pasco City Hall Activity Center, 525 N #rd Ave. in Pasco
From 6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Boys Ages 5-12
Cost (register online for class W440): $25 R/ $30 NR per couple, $8 R / $10 NR for each additional boy

Featuring Games, Goodies, Refreshments, Dancing, and Professional Photos

Ladies, its your turn to share a casually dressed, fun-filled evening with your little guy at the Pasco City Hall Activities Center on the evening of Friday, February 16th. The event will start with games, food and fun, so come appropriately dressed. This year’s theme is “You’re My Super Hero.” Feel free to come in your best costume, but it is not required. The evening will then end with some dancing!

With your registration you will receive one free 4X6 photo and you will also have the option to purchase additional photos. Photos will begin one-half hour before the event at 6:15 p.m. and will be available until approximately 8:00 p.m. Please complete the form and mark whether you only want the free 4X6 or will be purchasing more.
Info & Registration (search for W440):

Kamiakin Drama Club: Radium Girls – February 16 & 17

Kamiakin High School, 600 N Arthur St. in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Admission: $8 students/seniors, $10 for adults

Kamiakin Drama Department presents its winter show Radium Girls.

Set in the 1920’s, when radium was all the rage, girls worked in factories painting watch-dials with the radioactive paint “Undark.” Unbeknownst to the girls, or anyone else, this radium infused paint had some unwelcome health effects. These girls fight for justice and compensation but if it comes, will it be too late?

RadCon Sci-Fi/Fantasy Convention – February 16-18

Pasco Red Lion Hotel, 2525 N 20th in Pasco
Admission at the door: Adults $45 — Teen(13-17): $45, Children 12 and under: free with adult membership

RadCon is a general Science Fiction/Fantasy convention held annually in Pasco, WA during President’s day weekend. The membership to our convention totals more than 2,500 attendees. The RadCon Guild, the organization that sponsors and operates RadCon, is a Washington State not-for-profit corporation who’s goal is to support Education, Writing and film through the Science Fiction Genre.

Academy of Childrens Theatre presents “Akeelah and the Bee” – February 16-18

Academy of Children’s Theatre, 213 Wellsian Way in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m.
Sunday at 3 p.m.
Tickets: Children (12 & Under) $9.00, Students (13-18)/ Seniors (65+)/ Military $12.00, Adults – $15.00 (purchase tickets online)

Akeelah has a crazy passion for words: the more abstruse and labyrinthine, the better. But this gift is almost overwhelmed by the challenge of her daily life in a tough, Chicago neighborhood. Akeelah’s aptitude earns her a spot in the National Spelling Bee, which inspires the people in her neighborhood with her courage and tenacity.
Furture dates: February 23-25
Info & Tickets:

PetSmart National Adoption Event – February 17

PetSmart, 6807 W Canal Dr. in Kennewick
From 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

PetSmart in Kennewick is hosting a National Adoption Event that will feature over 80 pets for adoption that will be available from Mikeys Chance, C.A.R.E., Adams County Pet Rescue, Benton Franklin Humane Society, The Pit Bull Pen, Wine Country Bullies, and Little Lives. Please share this incredible event and help save the lives of homeless pets in our area.

Chandler Reach Winery – Valentine’s Day Dinner – February 17

Chandler Reach Winery, 9506 W. Chandler Rd. in Benton City
From: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $85 per person (does not include applicable taxes and service charge)

Appetizers- Smoked Salmon Crostini, Caprese Skewers, Phyllo Cup with Sausage and Cream Cheese |Paired with 2016 Pinot Grigio|

Salad- Spinach, Bacon, Red Onion, Blue Cheese Dijon Vinaigrette |Paired with 2014 Chardonnay|

Pasta- Butternut Squash Risotto |Paired with 2012 Ventoso, Merlot|

Entrée- Beef Tenderloin with Butternut Poached Prawns Served with a Brussel Sprout Bacon Hash |Paired with 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon|

Dessert- Chocolate Truffle Torte with Raspberry Puree and Chantilly

Call (509) 588-8800 for reservations or RSVP online:

Three Rivers Folklife Society Concert: Whateverly Brothers – February 17

Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2819 West Sylvester in Pasco
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $14, or $12 for seniors/students/3RFS members

The Whateverly Brothers will be performing as part of the Three Rivers Folklife Society monthly concert series.

The Whateverly Brothers grew out of three friends enjoying playing music together. Starting as a maritime music group, they soon followed their wide interests and backgrounds into many styles and genres including full Celtic and Yule sets. Dan Roberts, Chris Glanister and Rob Kneisler, all seasoned folk music collectors, performers, and multi-instrumentalists, have delighted audiences with their varying repertoire, shimmering harmonies, striking arrangements, and offbeat humor. A power group, tight and expressive.

The Whateverly brothers have been performing for wide ranges of audiences – young and old, small and large alike – for over a decade and wherever the Brothers go, the fun follows!

Tickets are available at Bookworm in Kennewick and Octopus Garden in Richland, and at the door.
About the Whateverly Brothers:

Longship Cellars – Let’s Get Weird Wine & Chocolate Pairing – February 17 & 18

Longship Cellars, 404 Bradley Blvd Suite 100 in Richland
Saturday from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $10 for chocolate and wine tasting

Let’s Get Weird AGAIN this Valentines with a Chocolate & Wine paring that will make your heart melt, if not explode. We’re talking Churros, Bacon, Sprinkles, Strawberry Waffles and more, infused in delicious chocolate. We’ll be pairing 6 Longship wines with 6 unique chocolates, including a special pairing with our unreleased 2017 Wild Harvest Rose! Grab your sweetheart, your besties or just bring yourself and we’ll be your Valentine!

Yakima Valley Wineries – Red Wine & Chocolate – February 17-19

Wine Yakima Valley is inviting wine and chocolate enthusiasts to its annual Red Wine & Chocolate event weekend. Note Premier Passes are $35 and available at select wineries.

The natural affinity between dark chocolate and red wine is no secret. The Red Wine and Chocolate event weekend in the Yakima Valley provides a distinctive and elegant offering of fine chocolate and fine wine. Visit the more than 40 wineries in Yakima Valley Wine Country during this Presidents’ Day weekend. Each winery pairs sumptuous chocolate desserts with their very own remarkable red wines.

Some of the local wineries that are participating include:
14 Hands Winery (Prosser)
Airfield Estates (Prosser) – Pass Sales
Chandler Reach Vineyards
Cooper Wine Company
Hightower Cellars
Kitzke Cellars
Milbrandt Vineyards
Purple Star Winery
Sleeping Dog Wines
Tapteil Vineyard Winery – Pass Sales
Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard – Pass Sales
Thurston Wolfe Winery (Prosser)
Treveri Cellars (Wapato)
Tucannon Cellars

Art Exhibts

DrewBoy Creative: The Yellow Show through February 24

DrewBoy Creative, (Confluence Center) 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
Wednesday & Thursday from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

DrewBoy Creative’s signature color show, The Yellow Show, features nearly 60 artworks. This art show runs until February 24 and is proudly sponsored by Joe Cruz and Steve & Sara Schwan.

Gallery at the Park: Precision and Symmetry Exhibit through February 23

Gallery at the Park, 89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

The exhibition “Precision and Symmetry” features the work by scientists and artists Tracy Homer and Jane Holly Estrada, and explores the themes of precision and symmetry.

Tracy, a designer and electrical engineer, created wall art including mandalas and Celtic knots. Jane, a radiochemist, makes porcelain and gemstone jewelry and housewares.  The exhibit will run until February 23.

Art & Music Festivals – Performing & Visual Art
For more information about non-profit performing & visual art associations and organizations in the Tri-Cities region, visit:

Nightlife Music

For a list of nightlife music events around the Tri-Cities including happy hours, food, beer & wine, visit Tri-City VIBE!
Info: and

Tri-Cities Jam/Open Mic Community
Looking for a place to try out a new song or just want to play and have no gig? The Tri-Cities Jam/Open Mic Community provides a listing of Open Mics and Jam Nights in the greater Tri-Cities area.

Tri-Cities Karaoke
For karaoke venues and a calendar of karaoke events in the Tri-Cities, check out:

Bands, Musicians, Venues and Live Music
For more information on bands, musicians, venues, and live music in the Tri-Cities, visit:

The Reach Museum

1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Sunday & Monday – closed
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 adults, $6 students/seniors, kids 5 and under free – annual memberships are also available for purchase
Museum exhibits at The REACH celebrate the natural, scientific and cultural history of the Tri-Cities area. You can find hands-on activities for families on Saturdays and other activities that take place each month. Check the REACH calendar. Also, space is available for club meetings and events for a nominal fee.
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Museums, Interpretive Centers, and History Resources
For information about museums, interpretive centers, and history resources for Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby towns & cities in Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon, visit:

Bechtel National Planetarium Shows

Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave. (Bldg D), in Pasco
Admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors; $3 ages 6-12, free 5 and under (purchase tickets online)

Showing this week:

  • February 16: Supervolcanoes at 7 p.m. and Stars of the Pharaohs at 8 p.m.
  • February 17: The Little Star That Could at 2 p.m. and The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather at 3 p.m.

The Bechtel National Planetarium, located on the campus of Columbia Basin College in Pasco, provides life-like, high-definition images and sound using the most state-of-the-art projection system in the Pacific Northwest. The 36-foot panoramic viewing dome can simulate a 3-D effect.

A typical hour-long show includes a 20-30 minute live presentation and a 25-30 minute full-dome movie. Presentation topics may include solar system or constellation tours, what’s visible in the current night sky, and astronomy in the news.
Tickets and info: and

LIGO Public Tours

Come take a look at LIGO! On the second Saturday of every month we offer free public drop in tours that will give you an excellent look at our facility. Tours usually last about two hours. Tours work best for participants of middle school age and up, but all ages are welcome.

First Walking Tour: 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Auditorium Talk: 3:00 p.m.
Second Walking Tour: 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website

For activities to do around the Tri-Cities region including Farmers’ Markets, Outdoor Recreation, Wineries, Breweries, Performing Arts & Music, Social Clubs & Groups and more, visit the Tri-Cities Washington Guide website:

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