Things to Do: February 19-25, 2018

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of February 19-25, 2018:

  • Pasco Parks & Recreation: Dessert Social Series – February 20
  • Columbia Basin Concert Band – February 20
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Seattle Thunderbirds – February 21
  • Columbia Basin Badger Club: Digital Privacy – February 22
  • Girls Night Out – Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day – February 22
  • Pasco School District: Winter Carnival – February 22
  • The Rude Mechanicals presents “The Merry Wives of Windsor” – February 22-24
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Kamloops Blazers – February 23
  • Contra Dance – February 23
  • Home & Garden Show – February 23-25
  • Academy of Children’s Theatre presents “Akeelah and the Bee” – February 23-25
  • Discover the REACH: Washington’s Amazing Agriculture – February 24
  • Confluent Space: Open House – February 24
  • Heart for the Arts – February 24
  • Bacon and Brews Festival – February 24 (sold out)
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Prince George Cougars (Pink Ice Night)- February 24
  • Camerata Musica: Aeolus Quartet – February 24
  • Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – February 25
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Pasco Parks & Recreation: Dessert Social Series – February 20


First Avenue Center, 505 N 1st Ave in Pasco
From 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Free to attend – Must RSVP

Offering speakers, presenters, or performers that will discuss a variety of current event topics, answer your questions, or just entertain you; all while you enjoy sweet treats.

Deputy City of Pasco Manager Stan Strebel will be on hand to discuss City of Pasco upcoming projects and improvements to our community

An RSVP is required and can be done over the phone at 509-545-3459, on line at https://www.pascoparksandrec.com/, or in person at the Pasco 1st Avenue Center-505 N. 1st Ave., or the Pasco Recreation Services office – 525 N. 3rd Ave.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/173946506549993/

Columbia Basin Concert Band – February 20


Southridge High School, 3520 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free admission

The Columbia Basin Concert Band, under the direction of Russ Newbury and Dr. Collin Wilson, will present the Winter Band Concert on Tuesday, February 20th. Special guests for this concert will include soloists and chamber groups from CBC, including the Columbia Basin College Saxophone Quartet and Brass Ensemble.

The Columbia Basin Concert Band, now in it’s 62nd year, will be featuring a concert built around the Mark Camphouse composition “A Movement for Rosa”. This piece was written to honor civil rights heroine Rosa Parks and evokes different stages of her journey in life. Other works include Karl King’s “Columbian March”, “Olympiada” by Samuel Hazo, an arrangement of Paul Dukas’ fanfare from “La Peri” and our Russ Newbury’s “In the Darkness….. Embers Glow”
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1800474353586104/

Tri-City Americans vs. Seattle Thunderbirds – February 21


Toyota Center in Kennewick
Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: $21 adults 20+, $19 seniors 62+, $12 teen 10-19 yr, $10 youth 3-9 yr

Cheer on the Tri-City Americans as they take on the Seattle Thunderbirds!
Info: http://www.amshockey.com/
Promotions: http://amshockey.com/ticket-promotions/

Columbia Basin Badger Club: Digital Privacy – February 22


Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock St. in Richland
From 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $25 – must register and pay in advance (includes lunch buffet)

As technology evolves in the world of big data and cloud computing, privacy policy will only become more complex balancing the rights of individuals, First Amendment concerns, public disclosure requirements and the needs of law enforcement. This forum will explore these concerns as well as how the state of Washington is examining state privacy policies and strengthen the personal protection of data.

Speaker: Alex Albin, Washington State Privacy Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer

Governor Jay Inslee appointed Mr. Alex Albin as the state’s first privacy officer in 2015. Alben was formerly general counsel of Starwave Corporation and served in senior management at RealNetworks, Inc. He has lectured on intellectual property, entrepreneurship and technology issues at Stanford Law School, U.C. Berkeley and the University of Washington School of Law.

Alben is the author of “Analog Days—How Technology Rewrote Our Future.” He is a graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Law School. He serves on the Stanford Law School’s Law, Science and Technology Board. He is a trustee of Cornish College of the Arts and lectures for Humanities Washington.
Info & registration: http://cbbc.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=392306&item_id=781233

Girls Night Out – Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day – February 22


Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in RIchland
From 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: Free – must register

This is a free event sponsored by SWE and NSBE for girls grades 3-12.

Event includes:
– Hands on Activities
– Female Engineer Speakers
– Snacks
– Dream Big Movie showing at 4:15 p.m.
Info & Registration: http://ews.swe.org/introduce.html

Pasco School District: Winter Carnival – February 22


Chiawana High School, 8212 W. Argent Rd in Pasco
From 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Admission is Free and open to all Pasco School District students, employees and families!

There will be Food Trucks, Games, Prizes and much more! You’ll have a chance to meet your 2017-2018 PEAK! Partners! Please bring a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest.
Info: https://www.psd1.org/Page/10015

The Rude Mechanicals presents “The Merry Wives of Windsor” – February 22-24


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.
Info & Tickets: http://www.rmtheatre.org/

Tri-City Americans vs. Kamloops Blazers – February 23


Toyota Center in Kennewick
Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: $21 adults 20+, $19 seniors 62+, $12 teen 10-19 yr, $10 youth 3-9 yr

Cheer on the Tri-City Americans as they take on the Kamloops Blazers!
Info: http://www.amshockey.com/
Promotions: http://amshockey.com/ticket-promotions/

Contra Dance – February 23


Shuffler’s Shanty 717 N Iriving St. in Kennewick
From 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Newcomers dance lesson starts at 7 p.m.
Cost: $8 adult; $5 Students & Seniors (over 65); First time dancers – Free

Contra dancing is a form of American folk dance in which the dancers form a set of two parallel lines which run the length of the hall. Contra dances have a relaxed, family-like atmosphere where the emphasis is on dancing. Each dance is taught by the caller before it is danced.

The caller continues to prompt the dancers as needed. Because the pattern of moves of each contra dance is repeated often, contra dances are easy to learn. Both beginning and experienced dancers happily share the same set. Above all, contra dancers form a community of friendly, active people and they welcome new dancers of any age!
Info: http://www.3rfs.org/contra.htm

Home & Garden Show – February 23-25


TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $6 Adults, 12 and under free, $1 off admission price with a nonperishable food item for Salvation Army.

The Regional Home & Garden Show is an ideal venue to learn from the experts, find ideas and shop for home and garden products and serices under one roof. This 3 day home show is being organized by Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities (HBATC) and features daily seminars with admission. Free re-admission all weekend with return stamp.
Info & Schedule: http://www.hbatc.com/events/regional-home-and-garden-show.html#bf_miniCal_185

Academy of Childrens Theatre presents “Akeelah and the Bee” – February 23-25


Academy of Children’s Theatre, 213 Wellsian Way in Richland
Friday at 7 p.m.
Saturday & 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.
Info & Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=aoct

Discover the REACH: Washington’s Amazing Agriculture – February 24


The REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Admission: Adults $10, Students/Seniors/Military $6, Children 5 and under Free, REACH/ASTC/NARM Members Free

Discover the REACH are quarterly events for the whole family, held throughout 2018. The first session is all about Washington’s amazing agriculture. This is your chance to the meet local farmers that grow your food. There will be a variety of displays, hands-on activities and a live drone demonstration.

Plan on having lunch at the REACH! Swampy’s BBQ is bringing their food truck and serving some delicious entrees.
Info: http://www.visitthereach.org/event/discover-reach-washingtons-amazing-agriculture/

Confluent Space: Open House – February 24


Confluent Space Tri Cities, 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
From 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Free to attend – kid friendly

Interested in Confluent and what we do? Want to meet some like minded people? Come on in to our Open House! We will have folks representing our tech, art, and woodshop spaces here on hand to answer your questions and talk a little about what we do and what you can do! We will also have our new Wheelhouse Bike Shop partners on hand to show off their new bike repair station and discuss their class offerings.

We will have our tech space with our 3D printers and laser cutter operating, eco-dyeing set-up going, pottery studio, and woodshop open. So come on down for a tour and talk with us and see what we have to offer!

Also, for those interested… we will have an event from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. the same day where folks can come in with their tech projects and art project to work on in the space! Free of charge!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1734617213274285/

Heart for the Arts – February 24


Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock St. in Richland
From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tickets: $85 per person

Please join the Academy of Children’s Theatre for our most important fundraising event of the year, Heart for the Arts, on February 24th at the Shilo Inn. This event is critical to our ability to provide classes, camps, productions, and special programs in theatre to local children! The event features a social hour with wine tastings, entertainment, silent and live auctions, sit-down dinner, and tons of fun with people who love theatre!
Info & Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=10&p=1

Bacon and Brews Festival – February 24 (sold out)


Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Regular Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Includes a tasting glass and 4 tokens. Must be 21+ ** Tickets are sold out **

The 4th Annual Craft Brews & Bacon Festival takes place February 24. Enjoy brews, ciders, and select wines from numerous vendors while listening to live music. Taste delicious Bacon Bites from local restaraunts and food vendors and help vote on the 2018 Bacon Bite Champion!
Info: http://www.threeriversconventioncenter.com/events/details/?evtid=6063

Tri-City Americans vs. Prince George Cougars (Pink Ice Night) – February 24


Toyota Center in Kennewick
Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: $21 adults 20+, $19 seniors 62+, $12 teen 10-19 yr, $10 youth 3-9 yr

Cheer on the Tri-City Americans as they take on the Prince George Cougars!

Pink Ice Night
It is also the 13th Annual Pink Ice Night! Americans will be playing on pink ice with pink jerseys. There will be a Pink jersey auction, silent auction and benefit raffles. All proceeds will benefit the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation and those fighting breast cancer. Discounted tickets to the game can be purchased at the Foundation office (7350 W. Deschutes Ave. in Kennewick) for only $12.

Prior to the puck drop, the rink will glow with luminary bags honoring and remembering those who have faced cancer. Purchase a luminary bag to benefit Warrior Sisterhood before February 23rd. Visit the Foundation office to get yours!
Info: http://www.amshockey.com/
Promotions: http://amshockey.com/ticket-promotions/

Camerata Musica: Aeolus Quartet – February 24


Battelle Auditorium, 902 Battelle Blvd. in Richland
Starts at 8 p.m.
Partons receive priority seating, members of the public will be seated on a first-come, first-seated basis after 7:45 p.m.

Aeolus Quartet:
Nicholas Tavani, violin
Rachel Shapiro, violin
Gregory Luce, viola
Alan Richardson, cello

Program:
Franz Joseph Haydn – String Quartet in F, Opus 74 No. 2
Bela Bartok – String Quartet No 6, Sz. 114
Ludwig Von Beethoven – String Quartet in C# Minor, Opus 131

About the musicians:
Praised by the Baltimore Sun for combining “smoothly meshed technique with a sense of spontaneity and discovery,” the Aeolus Quartet is committed to presenting time-seasoned masterworks and new cutting-edge works to widely diverse audiences with equal freshness, dedication, and fervor.
Info: https://cameratamusica.com/aeolus-quartet.html

Buddy The Buddy Holly Story – February 25


Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts @ 7 p.m.
Tickets: $27 – $57 plus fee

Now in its 27th amazing year, the “World’s Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical” continues to thrill audiences around the world with Buddy The Buddy Holly Story.

Buddy tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs, That’ll Be The Day, Not Fade Away, Oh Boy, Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba, The Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace and many more!
Info & Tickets: http://broadwayatthetoyotacenter.com/buddy-the-buddy-holly-story/

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.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/drewboycreative/

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

Gallery at the Park, 89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Hours:
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.
Info: http://www.galleryatthepark.org/new-blog/

Art & Music Festivals – Performing & Visual Art
For more information about non-profit performing & visual art associations and organizations in the Tri-Cities region, visit: https://tri-citiesguide.org/arts.htm.

Nightlife Music


For a list of nightlife music events around the Tri-Cities including happy hours, food, beer & wine, visit Tri-City VIBE!
Info: http://tricityvibe.com and https://www.facebook.com/vibetricities

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.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/Tri-Cities-JamOpen-Mic-Community-925736630819618/

Tri-Cities Karaoke
For karaoke venues and a calendar of karaoke events in the Tri-Cities, check out: http://karaoketricity.wixsite.com/sing.

Bands, Musicians, Venues and Live Music
For more information on bands, musicians, venues, and live music in the Tri-Cities, visit: https://tri-citiesguide.org/music.htm.

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.
Info: http://www.visitthereach.org and https://www.facebook.com/reachmuseum/

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: https://tri-citiesguide.org/history.htm.

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 23: Planet Nine at 7 p.m. and Cell! Cell! Cell! at 8 p.m.
  • February 24:  Secrets of the Sun at 2 p.m. and Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity 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: http://www.columbiabasin.edu/index.aspx?page=1496 and https://www.facebook.com/CBCPlanetarium

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.
Info: http://www.ligo-wa.caltech.edu/informal.html

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: https://tri-citiesguide.org.

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