Things to Do: March 26 – April 1, 2018

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of March 26 – April 1, 2018:

  • Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music – March 26
  • LIGO: All about the Waves – March 27 (new)
  • The Passion in the 21st Century – March 27-30 (sold out)
  • Second Harvest’s Mobile Market – March 28
  • WHL Playoffs – Tri-City Americans vs. Kelowna Rockets – March 28
  • Jordan World Circus 2018 – March 29
  • VolunBEER with Paper Street Brewing Company – March 29
  • WHL Playoffs – Tri-City Americans vs. Kelowna Rockets – March 29
  • Michael Ibsen plays Classical Guitar – March 30
  • 7th Annual Easter & Spring Break Festival! – March 30 – April 8 (see update)
  • Pasco Jaycees’ Kids Easter Egg Hunt – March 31
  • WSU Tri-Cities Crimson Fest – March 31 (new)
  • West Richland Easter Egg Hunt – March 31
  • Easter at the Carousel – March 31
  • Beeping Easter Egg Hunt – March 31
  • Tri-Cities Film Club: Loving Vincent (2017) – April 1
  • Upcoming: Fans Night Out XIV – April 2
  • Upcoming: Spring Break Activities – April 2-6
  • Upcoming: WSU Tri-Cities Crimson Food and Wine Classic – April 14
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music – March 26


Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $37 – $72 plus fees

“Sparkling, fresh and lively.” – Los Angeles Times. THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to the Tri-Cities. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
Info & Tickets: http://broadwayatthetoyotacenter.com/the-sound-of-music/

LIGO: All about the Waves – March 27


First Lutheran Church, 418 N Yelm St. in Kennewick (Corner of Hwy 395 and Yelm)
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

The guest presenter at the monthly meeting of the Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society is Dr. Rick Savage who will give an overview of the LIGO observatories and the instruments that have enabled the first direct observation of gravitational waves.

The LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) Hanford Observatory, together with its sister observatory in Louisiana, has initiated the new era of gravitational wave astronomy by recording signals generated by black holes colliding more than one billion years ago.

Rick earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at UCLA. He has worked on the LIGO project since 1992 and has been with the LIGO Hanford Observatory since 1997.
Info: http://www.lowercolumbiabasinaudubon.org/

The Passion in the 21st Century – March 27-30 (sold out)


The Living Room Community Church, 1409 South Garfield St. in Kennewick
From 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. each evening
Tickets: $10 + fee = $11.42 (sold out)

The Living Room Community Church in Kennewick has a big production to commemorate Easter. Members of the church will be putting on a contemporary musical reenactment of The Passion of Christ. It will feature an illuminated cross — 20-feet long and made of aluminum.
Info & Tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-passion-in-the-21st-century-tickets-43210854830

Second Harvest’s Mobile Market – March 28


The Garden Tri-Cities Church, 6811 W. Okanogan Place in Kennewick
From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., while supplies last

Second Harvest’s Mobile Market will distribute free groceries for anyone in need, while supplies last. No documentation is required. You may be a resident of any city. Please bring a box or bags for your food.
Info: https://2-harvest.org/calendar/1544&date=2018-03-28/

WHL Playoffs – Tri-City Americans vs. Kelowna Rockets – March 28


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 Kelowna Rockets during the WHL Playoffs!
Info: http://www.amshockey.com/ and http://amshockey.com/schedule/264/217

Jordan World Circus 2018 – March 29


Trac Center Arena, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Two shows: 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (doors open one hour before each
Cost: Adults $18 Children $14 Family Packs $30 (purchase tickets online or at the door)

With three rings of affordable family fun, “The Jordan World Circus” will thrill fans of all ages. Come see the death-defying aerial acts, animal attractions including tigers and elephants. In addition to the performing acts, kids will have the unique opportunity to ride and pet different types of animals.  * Acts are subject to change *
Info & Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jordan-world-circus-pasco-wa-tickets-42884058373

VolunBEER with Paper Street Brewing Company – March 29


Second Harvest, 5825 Burlington Loop in Pasco
From 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 per person. Must be 21 or older (advance registration required)

Don’t miss Second Harvest’s first VolunBEER event!!

We will partner with Paper Street Brewing Company to host a special 2-hour event consisting of 1 part volunteering and 1 part beering!

The Volunteering: From 5:30-6:30 p.m., guests will participate in a volunteer food sort activity, sorting through fresh fruits, vegetables or non-perishable foods that will reach those in need through area food banks and mobile market distributions. Our volunteer center is equipped with music for a fun atmosphere.

The Beering: From 6:30-7:30 p.m., guests will enjoy visiting with the team from Paper Street Brewing Company. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample various brews and then select a full pour of their choice. A light snack will be provided.

Advance registration required at http://www.2-harvest.org/volunbeertc No tickets sold at the door. Limited space available!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/127532321397406/

WHL Playoffs – Tri-City Americans vs. Kelowna Rockets – March 29


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 Kelowna Rockets during the WHL Playoffs!
Info: http://www.amshockey.com/ and http://amshockey.com/schedule/264/217

Michael Ibsen plays Classical Guitar – March 30


Shalom United Church of Christ, 505 McMurray St. in Richland
From 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
This is a free event and all ages are welcome!

Join Canadian classical guitarist Michael Ibsen for a varied recital featuring Spanish, Brazillian, Cuban, Celtic, and contemporary Canadian music. Hosted by Classical Guitar Society of the Tri-Cities.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/365259747284620/

7th Annual Easter & Spring Break Festival! – March 30 – April 8 (updated)


Benton County Fairgrounds, 1500 South Oak St. in Kennewick
Tickets: $3 – $20

Update:
Due to the recent news from the Benton County Fairgrounds they have cancelled our Event. They only give us 2 weeks to find a location. Finding a space to host a Carnival was a challenge.

We decided to cancel the Carnival portion of the event. Our event will be Friday March 30 from 5-9pm, Saturday March 31 from 1-9pm and Sunday April 1 from 1-9pm at 508 E. 1st Ave in Kennewick WA.

New Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1002721246548131/

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Join us for our 7th Annual Easter & Spring Break Festival 2018 from March 30-April 8, 2018 at the Benton County Fairgrounds. There will be Glow in the Dark Egg Hunts, regular Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Bunny Photos, and Carnival Rides.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-easter-spring-break-festival-tickets-43297967386
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1002721246548131/

Pasco Jaycees’ Kids Easter Egg Hunt – March 31


Pasco Softball Sporting complex (next to TRAC and GESA Stadium)
Free to participate! Egg hunt starts at 10 a.m
Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. – $4 for ages 13+, free for 12 and under

Pasco Recreation Services is happy to be working with the Pasco Jaycees’ again this year to help them provide this wonderful family friendly event to the community. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast provided by the Lions Club.

After breakfast you can visit community information booths, and participate in games. Then at 10 a.m. the egg hunts will begin and will be followed by raffle and prize give-a-ways.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/PascoWAJaycees

WSU Tri-Cities Crimson Fest – March 31


2710 Crimson Way in Richland
From 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Join us on March 31, 2018, for 8th annual Crimson Fest! A campus and community celebration! Below is the schedule of events. Beer and wine garden!

9:00am 5k Competitive Run
9:03am WSU Alumni Run
9:06am Family Fun Walk

10:30am Family Event with Campus Recreation

11:00am Stranger and Stranger (Local Band)
https://www.facebook.com/Stranger-and-Stranger-1099542306753251/

12:00pm Student/Alumni Volleyball Tournament

1:00pm Donna Donna (Band from Spokane)
https://www.facebook.com/donnadonnaband/

2:30 Los Caipirinhos (local band)
https://www.facebook.com/caipirinhos/

Additional Attractions:
Silent Auction benefiting student scholarships
Laser Tag
Rock Wall
Corn Hole with a twist
Food Trucks
Student Club Tables
Country Gentlemen
And More!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1015787728575281/
Register for the 5K run here: https://www.raceentry.com/races/fund-the-future/2018/register

West Richland Easter Egg Hunt – March 31


Bombing Range Sports Complex, 3200 Bombing Range Rd. in West Richland
From 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Bring your kids Saturday, March 31st, to the Bombing Range Sports Complex in West Richland. Bring a basket and let them loose on the field to gather Easter eggs! Fun begins at 10 am! This is a free event.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2012648105723365/

Easter at the Carousel – March 31


Gesa Carousel of Dreams, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free to attend

It’s that time of year again! Join us for an Easter egg hunt, children’s activities, and carousel rides!

Hunt Times:
10:00 a.m. – Special Needs
10:30 a.m. – 0-2 years old
11 a.m. – 3-5 years old
11:30 a.m. – 6-8 years old

Sponsored by Gesa Credit Union, CG Public House & Catering, Windermere Group One/Tri-Cities, Hayden Homes and the Gesa Carousel of Dreams.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1176060655829647/

Beeping Easter Egg Hunt – March 31


Columbia Point Park in Richland

The Arc of Tri-Cities has partnered with Edith Bishel Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired to invite all children with intellectual developmental disabilities and visual impairments ages 1 through 12 and their siblings to an Easter Egg Hunt.

Times: 10:30 a.m. Ages 1-3, 10:40 a.m. Ages 4-7, 10:50 a.m. Ages 8-12, 11:00 a.m. — Visually Impaired Ages 1-12*

Cost: No cost thanks to the generous community donations from Ben Franklin Transit Employees, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Richland Police Bomb Squad, & the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators.

Please help us by registering online at https://www.arcoftricities.com/events/easter-egg-hunt.html or by calling 509-783-1131 ext. 0. Visually impaired children can be registered at Edith Bishel Center by calling 509-735-0699.

*Beeping Easter eggs will be on sight for visually impaired and blind children. Blindfolds provided for siblings.
Info: http://edithbishelcenter.org/services/children-and-families.html

Tri-Cities Film Club: Loving Vincent (2017) – April 1


Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 2 p.m.
Admission: suggested donation $4

Loving Vincent (2017) – Animation/Biography Crime Drama, Poland/United Kingdom, English, PG-13, 93 min.

This is the world’s first fully painted animated film. A biographical drama about the life and circumstances of the death of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, the film is on oil painting on canvas (Van Gogh’s same medium) in 65,000 frames. Written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman and an international co-production between Poland and the U.K., Loving Vincent is a critically acclaimed, award-winning, breathtaking film.
Info: http://www.tricityfilmclub.org/#5

Upcoming: Fans Night Out XIV – April 2


Southridge Sports and Events Complex
From 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $45

Join Soroptimist international of Pasco Kennewick for Fans Night Out and watch the Men?s Final College Championship basketball game on large screens, enjoy a great dinner buffet, live and silent auction, 50/50 game boards and more! One lucky attendee will go home with a Traeger Pro Series 34 Grill values at $1000. Join us for an evening of fun while supporting life changing programs for women and girls in our community!
Info & Tickets: http://www.soroptimistpascokennewick.org/fans-night-out.html

Upcoming: Spring Break Activities – April 2-6

Salvation Army Family Spring Break Bonanza – April 4 & 6
The Salvation Army Richland Corps, 1219 Thayer Dr. in Richland
Wednesday – Family Fun Carnival
Starts at 5 p.m.
This year we will be having a Carnival with games, cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs & more! There will also be a crafts booth. Fun for all ages and families encourage to come together for theis event.

Friday – Family Fun Barbeque & Movie
Starts at 5 p.m. with dinner, followed by movie
Fun BBQ and then join us inside for a good family movie
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/546765949055743/

The REACH: Boredom Busters – April 3, 4 & 6
Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland,
Daily events start at 10:30 a.m with story time

Come to the REACH for Spring Break fun! There will be Spring-themed hands-on crafts and activities for all ages to enjoy.

Tuesday April 3- Spring Animals
Wednesday April 4- Weather
Friday April 6- Seeds and Flowers

Admission
Adults: $10, Students/Seniors/Military: $6, Children 5 and under: Free, REACH Members: Free
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/159774634723670/

Monkey Business Spring Break Camp – April 3-5

Hosted by The Academy of Children’s Theatre

Treat your little one to Spring Break at ACT! In celebration of our upcoming spring production “Curious George and the Golden Meatball,” we bring you Monkey Business! This three day workshop will feature our furry friend in theatre games and sports, improv, character creation and more! Class is for ages 3 1/2 through Grade 2. Cost is $50. Register online at http://www.academyofchildrenstheatre.org/.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/431702740601097/

Upcoming: WSU Tri-Cities Crimson Food and Wine Classic – April 14


Join Washington State University Tri-Cities for a social evening of exquisite wine and food on April 14 as part of the Crimson Food and Wine Classic at Hamilton Cellars and proceeds will go to the university’s hospitality business management and wine business management programs.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. at Hamilton Cellars, 55410 N Sunset Rd. in Benton City, Washington, and will feature six Hamilton wines paired with dishes developed by WSU Pullman lead chef Jamie Callison and WSU students that integrate local and season tastes and flavors. The cost is $75 per person on a first-come, first-served basis.
Info & Tickets: https://tricities.wsu.edu/april-14-crimson-food-and-wine-classic-at-hamilton-cellars-to-benefit-hospitality-wine-business-management-programs/

Art Exhibits

Gallery at the Park: Women Painters of Washington – April 3-27

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

A new exhibit opens April 3 that features women painters of Washington. There will be a reception on April 6 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Work by accomplished women artists from around the state will be featured in April at Gallery at the Park in Richland. Women Painters of Washington’s show “Fusion” will be on display, and so will glass art by Deborah Barnard. There will

Women Painters of Washington is a group of professional artists. The work set for display in Richland is from the group’s 2018 spring juried show, focusing on themes of fusion.
Info: http://www.galleryatthepark.org/upcoming-exhibits/

Gallery at the Park: Jill Smith & John Clement through March 30

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

Artists Jill Smith and John Clement will be featured in March at Gallery at the Park in Richland.

Smith has spent years working in clay. She has her own studio, Clay Fox Pottery, and currently explores high fire stoneware and raku, which are two pottery firing techniques.

Clement has worked in photography for 40 years, winning numerous awards and displaying in countless shows.

Their joint exhibition will celebrate nature.
Info: http://www.galleryatthepark.org/new-blog/

WSU Art Center: “You Call Them Freaks, We Call Them Kindred” through March 31

Consolidated Information Center, Room 102, 2770 Crimson Way in Richland
Monday – Thursday from 12 to 6 p.m.
Free admission

A fine art exhibition called “You Call Them Freaks, We Call Them Kindred” featuring Ralph LeCompte’s Art of the American Sideshow will run from March 8th to the 31st at The Art Center WSU Tri-Cities.

“A tribute to the inspiring and heroic “freaks” living in a world of no opportunity, where rejection, isolation, poverty or institutionalization were the norms. We salute those who defied disadvantage, beat expectations, succeeded financially, found love and built families. Every mirror reflects a freak, be it exterior or interior. Take a look, understand, be a kindred spirit.”- Ralph LeCompte
Info: https://tricities.wsu.edu/art-center

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:

  • March 30: Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope at 7 p.m. and Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions at 8 p.m.
  • March 31:  My House Has Stars at 2 p.m. and Kaluoka’hina: the Enchanted Reef 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: https://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: https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/WA

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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