Things to Do: April 2-8, 2018

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of April 2-8, 2018:

  • Fans Night Out XIV – April 2
  • Beer, Lego, and Science: A #CoSci18 Fundraiser – April 2
  • Spring Break Activities – April 2-6
  • WDFW Presents Fishing Regulations Simplified, and Fishing Forecast – April 3
  • Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities: Chase Padgett 6 Guitars – April 5
  • Mid-Columbia Mastersingers: The Gonzales Cantata – April 6-8
  • Atomic City Roller Derby Home Opener & Fundraiser – April 7
  • Tri-Cities Alliance FC vs. Chiquilladas FC – April 7
  • Pickin’ Tri-Cities Vintage Show & Artisan Market – April 7 & 8
  • 2nd Annual Three Rivers Pet EXPO – April 7 & 8
  • Earth Month EV Show & Tell – April 8
  • Upcoming: Peter Frampton Live in Concert – April 12
  • Upcoming: WSU Tri-Cities Crimson Food and Wine Classic – April 14
  • Upcoming: 2nd Annual Tri-Cities Craft Beer Festival – April 28
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

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!
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Beer, Lego, and Science: A #CoSci18 Fundraiser – April 2

Paperstreet Brewing Co., 701 the Parkway in Richland
From 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Hosted by Three River Science and Paper Street Brewing Company…

Three River Science is committed to putting on a community Celebration of Science event that is free to all participants, but that means raising funds to cover the event costs. Please join us at Paper Street Brewing Company for an evening of beer, Lego, and science. Paper Street serves bratwurst, or patrons may order or bring in any food purchased at The Parkway.

We also will have some fun science-related activities to raise funds:

  • Silent auction a Lego Women of NASA set – Bids start at $25
  • Silent auction of an Intel Edison Standard Power Onboard Antenna + Arduino with a Grove Starter Kit Plus IoT Edition Gen 2 – Bids start at $125.
  • Vote for your favorite Scientist – We connect each of Paper Street’s local brews on tap to a scientist. Stuff bills in a jar to vote. Paper Street will be serving beer flights. Please drink responsibly.
  • Lego Build Challenge – $5 entry fee

Paper Street Brewing Company accommodates all ages, but we reserve the right to give poorly-supervised kids an espresso and a puppy.

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

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

Adults: $10, Students/Seniors/Military: $6, Children 5 and under: Free, REACH Members: Free

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

WDFW Presents Fishing Regulations Simplified, and Fishing Forecast – April 3

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Richland Rod and Gun Club monthly meeting hosts guest speaker Paul Hoffarth from WDFW on fishing regulations simplified, and fishing forecast. He will also address the new WDFW Fishing App for smart phones.

Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities: Chase Padgett 6 Guitars – April 5

Faith Assembly Auditorium, 1800 Road 72 in Pasco
From 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Individual concert tickets will be available at the door when space is available for Adults ($25) and Students ($10).

One guitarist playing blues, classical, rock, country, jazz, and folk music delivers a virtuous performance as he becomes a chameleon. With each change in style, a different musician of a different age and character appears to explain why the style of music he prefers is superior. All six are as distinct as their music, so when they play a song together, the effect is mesmerizing. This is where the true magic of 6 Guitars becomes evident. The performance is a pitch perfect blend of music, comedy, and characters.

Chase Padgett is not just a skilled musician, he’s also a bit of a chameleon. In his show 6 Guitars, Padgett plays six very different musicians.

Mid-Columbia Mastersingers: The Gonzales Cantata – April 6-8

REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 / K-12 free

The Mid-Columbia Mastersingers are proud to welcome composer Melissa Dunphy to the Tri-Cities for the West Coast premiere of her work “The Gonzales Cantata,” a musical reaction to the drama and politics of events leading up to the resignation of US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in 2007.

Atomic City Roller Derby Home Opener & Fundraiser – April 7

Southridge Sports & Events Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
Junior Bout – 4:45 p.m.
Women’s Bout – 7:00 p.m. (approx)
Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Students (ages 11-17), Kids 10 and Under Free with Adult Admission!

Save the Date for our 2018 Season Opener! Also note, that from 7-9 p.m., our Juniors will be hosting their annual fundraiser! $10 for unlimited rides next door at the Carousel of Dreams! Ride bracelets will be available to purchase from any ACA skater or at the ACRD bout that night. There will be face painting, games, and a Silent Auction featuring donations from the local community.

Tri-Cities Alliance FC vs. Chiquilladas FC – April 7

Columbia Basin College Soccer Fields, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Starts at 5 p.m.
Tickets: $8 adults, $5 youth, seniors, teachers, military

Tri-Cities Alliance FC kicks off the 2018 season with a rematch against Chiquilladas FC.

These two teams met in the final of the 2017 Copa America tournament hosted in Yakima. That match-up ended in a 3-1 win for Tri-Cities Alliance FC – but Chiquilladas FC will be ready for revenge!

Pickin’ Tri-Cities Vintage Show & Artisan Market – April 7 & 8

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Saturday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $7 and is good for all weekend, kids under 12 are free plus free parking

Pickin’ Tri-Cities Vintage Show & Artisan Market by Past Blessings Farm, creators of the fabulous “Pickin’ Shows” throughout the West, offers just fair and affordable junking for all.

2nd Annual Three Rivers Pet EXPO – April 7 & 8

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free admission

The First Annual Three Rivers Pet Expo was such a hit that we are saving the date for the Second Annual Three Rivers Pet Expo! This expo will be open to the public and their pet companions*. We will host everything from pet shelters to pet accessories! It is your one stop shop for a healthy, happy pet!

*Please review our Pet Waiver for rules and requirements for bringing your pet.

Earth Month EV Show & Tell – April 8

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Drive in Richland
From 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Free to attend

Green Party of the Mid-Columbia presents: Curious about Electric Cars?

Local EV owners and enthusiasts will celebrate Earth Month on Sunday April 8th with a presentation at 3 p.m. Garrett Brown, a local EV owner will present information on currently available and future EVs, local charging infrastructure and the relative environmental benefits of electric vehicles. Attendees will have an opportunity to examine various vehicles, ask questions and speak with local owners. Test rides may be given.

Upcoming: Peter Frampton Live in Concert – April 12

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $50 – $70 plus fee

Peter Frampton returns to his native habitat, the road, bringing a rich and storied catalogue of rock and roll hits! It’s a back to basics aesthetic that Frampton says is just like him playing the songs on the guitar or piano when he first wrote them.

Previously associated with the classic rock bands Humble Pie and The Herd, Frampton enjoyed breakout solo success with the live album Frampton Comes Alive! His distinctive guitar sound, thanks to that crazy talk box effect, and gravel-toned vocals have not dimmed over the years and while this may be a subtler acoustic performance, it’s a chance to see the rock and roll legend in close quarters!
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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.
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Upcoming: 2nd Annual Tri-Cities Craft Beer Festival – April 28

Southridge Sports & Events Complex, 2901 Southridge Boulevard in Kennewick
From Noon – 6 p.m.
General Admission: $21.59 (online) or $25 at the gate. Ticket includes tasting glass and six 5oz tastes.
Designated driver (online): $6.14 and includes complimentary soda and/or water
Note: 21+ Age Event. No minors will be permitted.

Join us for the 2nd Annual Tri-Cities Craft Beer Festival at the Southridge Sports and Events Complex in Kennewick! This event will feature 30+ Washington craft breweries pouring more than 100+ craft beers from the Home of the Hops. Come to the Tri-Cities Craft Beer Festival to learn more from our expert brewers while you drink beer from the source and eat local food.

Additional tastes available for purchase at the festival for $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Food will be available to purchase from food trucks on the plaza.
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Art Exhibits

Esvelt Gallery: Faculty Art Show – Opens April 2

CBC, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8: 30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – Noon
Saturday- Sunday, Closed
Admission: Free

This annual exhibition offers the opportunity to see new work created by the Columbia Basin College art faculty, whose members are practicing studio artists, employing a wide variety of media, style, and subject matter. This group show celebrates the talent of the Art faculty at CBC and includes Artwork by Tracy Walker, Cozette Phillips, Rachel Smith, Kayleigh Lang, Eric Demattos, Ted Neth, and Randal Jones.

There will be a reception on April 5 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The exhibits runs until May 3.

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

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

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. The exhibit will run though April 27.

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.

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!
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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:

  • April 6: My House Has Stars at 7 p.m. and Secrets of the Sun at 8 p.m.
  • April 7:  Planet Nine at 2 p.m. and Cell! Cell! Cell! 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.
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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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