Things to Do: April 16-22, 2018

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of April 16-22, 2018:

  • Tri-Cities Film Club: Kikujiro – April 16
  • 11th Annual Clot Trot 1 mile & 5k – April 17
  • Lecture: FIRST IN: US Green Berets in Vietnam, 1957 – April 17
  • Hanford Drama Center Stage: Romeo & Juliet – April 18, 20 & 21
  • Purple Star Charity Winemakers Dinner – April 19
  • Tri-City Astronomy Club April Meeting – April 19
  • Mid-Columbia Boat Show – April 19-22
  • Veteran Family Fun Night – April 20
  • Concert: Honors Showcase Choir – April 20
  • Rapper Wiz Khalifa – April 20
  • Spring Bazaar – April 20 & 21
  • Kid’s Fishing Day – April 20 & 21
  • Vibe Music Center Production: The Lion King Jr. – April 20 & 21
  • Annual Pasco Taco Crawl – April 20 through May 5
  • Sternwheeler Cruises start April 20
  • Tour De Coop – April 21
  • 2018 Patriot Show & Shine – April 21
  • Newhouse Jobs Fair – April 21
  • Electrathon America Rally – April 21
  • Celebration of Science – April 21
  • “Earth Day” Activities For Kids – April 21
  • Columbia Basin Rock & Reggae Festival – April 21
  • TROT’s Mane Event Fundraiser – April 21
  • Tumbleweed Music Festival Fundraiser – April 21
  • Camerata Musica: Byron Schenkman & Friends – April 21
  • 2018 Gem & Mineral Show – April 21 & 22
  • Upcoming: Wildflower Walks – April 18, 21, 22 & 25, May 5 & 19
  • Upcoming: REACH Museum Guided Tours 2018 – April 20 through September 22
  • 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

Tri-Cities Film Club: Kikujiro – April 16

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 6 p.m.
Admission: suggested donation $4

Kikujiro (1999) Drama/Comedy, Japan, Japanese, PG-13, 122 min. Written and directed by Japan gangster film favorite Takeshi Kitano (stage name Beat Takeshi).

Kikujiro is a heart-warming buddy comedy about Kikujiro (played by Takeshi) and his unexpected friendship with a young boy. Searching for his mother on his summer vacation, the young boy challenges and betters Kikujiro as the two travel in search of familial reconcialtion. Featuring a score composed by Joe Haisaishi, Kikujiro is an irresistible movie perfect for Spring.

11th Annual Clot Trot 1 mile & 5k – April 17

Howard Amon Park in Richland
Registration starts at 5 p.m.
The 1 mile and 5k start at 6 p.m.
Donations accepted – minimum online registration fee is $.01

Please join us for the 11th annual Clot Trot to raise awareness for Hemophiliac research. This is a fun family friendly event featuring a 1 mile and 5k run. All donations go directly to Hemophiliac research!

Strollers are welcome, but no dogs please.
Online Registration:

Lecture: FIRST IN: US Green Berets in Vietnam, 1957 – April 17

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

A presentation by Hank Cramer-

In 1957, Captain Harry Cramer led the first team of Special Forces (“Green Beret”) advisers to Vietnam to assist the development of the Vietnamese Army. This mission was highly classified at the time. The situation in Vietnam in the 1950’s was much different from that of the 1960’s, and Dwight Eisenhower’s strategy for dealing with it differed sharply from that of John Kennedy or Lyndon Johnson.

Captain Cramer was killed in Vietnam in October 1957, becoming the first US Army soldier to die in that war. His son, folksinger and historian Hank Cramer, will share the story of this mission, and its once-secret details. Hank has a unique perspective on this story, as he is not only Captain Cramer’s son, but he himself later served with his father’s Special Forces unit in Asia, three decades later.

Hanford Drama Center Stage: Romeo & Juliet – April 18, 20 & 21

Hanford High School Black Box, 450 Hanford St. in Richland
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10 – $12 and seating is limited

Hanford Drama Center Stage presents Romeo & Juliet. The play which is set in Verona is a story about a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families. This feud causes tragic results for the main characters in the play, Romeo and Juliet. The events contrast hatred and revenge with love and a secret marriage, forcing the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly and die tragically in despair.

Purple Star Charity Winemakers Dinner – April 19

Winenotes Wine Bar, 4390 W Van Giesen St. in West Richland
From 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tickets: $75 per person

Join us at Wine Notes for an evening with Purple Star wines perfectly paired with delicious dishes. A winemaker dinner benefiting Seattle Children’s with 15% of ticket sales going to Seattle Children’s Hospital. Reservations & payment required. Call 509-967-1740 for reservations.

Tri-City Astronomy Club April Meeting – April 19

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 1322 Kimball Ave. in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Free to attend

Come join us for our April meeting! We will have a special guest, Scott Butner Photography, LLC, who will present “Wide-field and Beyond: Photographing the Night Sky Without a Telescope.”

Mid-Columbia Boat Show – April 19-22

Columbia Point Park & Marina in Richland
Thursday from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free to attend

For the past 19 years the Mid-Columbia Boat Show has been attracting visitors from all over the country to visit and view the finest and most practical Water Craft and Recreational Vehicles available. With a family friendly allure, this event is guaranteed to put the wind back in your sails.

With the most prestigious manufacturers and dealers displaying their top of the line inventory, everyone from beginner to master boatmen will find something to be in awe at. Guaranteed fun for the whole Family! Special Event Pricing Available From Every Dealer!!!

Veteran Family Fun Night – April 20

Clover Island Inn, 435 Clover Island Dr. in Kennewick
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Free to attend but must register

Hosted by Welcome Warriors Home –
Show your support and welcome our Veterans Home with this fun-filled family event and a drive-in movie featuring Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Share the love and invite all your veteran friends and family! Especially those who just got home…

Concert: Honors Showcase Choir – April 20

Faith Tri-Cities, 1800 N Road 72 in Pasco
From 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m
Free to attend

This evening concert will feature outstanding concert choirs from the day events at the Jazz Unlimited Festival, selected by the judges as having demonstrated exemplary choral technique.

Rapper Wiz Khalifa – April 20

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $47 – $55 plus fee

Rap superstar Wiz Khalifa will perform April 20 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. Khalifa burst onto the scene in 2006 with his debut album, “Show and Prove.” His latest album, “Rolling Papers 2,” is in the works. He’s known for hits including “Black and Yellow,” “Work Hard, Play Hard” and “See You Again,” the latter of which appeared on the “Furious 7” movie soundtrack as a tribute to the late actor Paul Walker.

Spring Bazaar – April 20 & 21

Kennewick Valley Grange #731, 2611 S. Washington St. in Kennewick
Friday from 12 Noon – 6 p.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free admission

Come join us for our semiannual bazaar with items ranging anywhere from information on Celebrate Recovery® to gifts for Mothers’ Day! Lots of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items. Or, order a customized item from one of our talented seamstresses.

The cafe will be open with biscuits & gravy, soup & sandwiches and brownies fresh from the oven!

Kid’s Fishing Day – April 20 & 21

Columbia Park Pond in Kennewick

Kids Outdoor Education (KOE), a local non-profit group, is organizing two days of fishing for kids between the ages of 5 and 14 and local residents with special needs. On the evening of Friday, April 20, the annual Special Needs Fishing Event will be held at Columbia Park Pond in Kennewick. Participants will need to register with the ARC of Tri-Cities or by phone at 509-783-1131. The event will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday, April 21, the annual Kids Fishing Day will be held, also at Columbia Park Pond in Kennewick. Fishing times are scheduled at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Registration is $10. A new rod and reel is included with your registration. The Saturday event fills fast so please register as early as possible. Register at the Kennewick Parks & Recreation office, by mail or online only; No phone registrations accepted. No Registration accepted on site day of activity!

Registration Deadlines: Mail-in registration must be received by April 17th. Online registration deadline is April 19th.

The pond will be stocked with over 6,000 trout for the two events. In addition, many of the fish will be tagged. A great selection of prizes, all donated by local businesses, will be awarded for tagged fish caught during the events. There will be plenty of volunteers on hand to help out and there is even a fish cleaning station! Event t-shirts will be available for sale as well as hot dogs & pop.
Info & Registration:

Vibe Music Center Production: The Lion King Jr. – April 20 & 21

Kennewick High School, 500 S Dayton St. in Kennewick
Friday at 7 p.m.
Saturday at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Tickets: $15 VIP Seating, $12 General Admission, $8 Matinee

In this musical, the African savannah comes to life with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

Tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the show, by phone (509-572-2555), or at VIBE Music Center (418 N Kellogg St. Ste E, Kennewick)

Future dates: April 26, 27 & 28 at 7:00 p.m., April 28 at 2 p.m.

Annual Pasco Taco Crawl – April 20 through May 5

Tacos Mandatory, Crawling Optional –
The 2016 and 2017 Pasco Taco Crawls successfully highlighted Pasco tacos and greatly benefited the Boys & Girls Clubs. A big thank you to everyone who participated. We couldn’t have done it without you. Now, get ready for Pasco Taco Crawl 2018!

How It Works
– Become a Taco Crawler! Buy a booklet of 20 taco vouchers for only $20. Make sure to pick up your booklet on April 20th at Vinny’s Bakery in Downtown Pasco!
– Explore Downtown Pasco, one delicious taco at a time. You’ll have 16 days to eat a taco at each of the 20 participating taco trucks and restaurants!
– Take good tasting notes, because you can vote for Best Taco in Pasco! The winner will be announced at the end of the Pasco Taco Crawl.
Info & Tickets:

Sternwheeler Cruises start April 20

The historic Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler will offer 10 days of cruises departing from the Clover Island Inn. They will feature lunch, brunch, dinner and sightseeing cruises. Note: the Snake River Cruises are sold out. For more information, visit:

Tour De Coop – April 21

A tour of local chicken coops & condo’s around the Tri-Cities –

In an effort to encourage every family to have their own chickens, “Runners of the Sage” are putting on a tour of about a dozen chicken coops in our area. Learn what it takes to have chickens, get advice from people that are living it, and get some ideas for your future coop! Our mission is to show how easy, clean, and fun it is to have backyard chickens. Learn the many health and environmental benefits there are to having chickens.

The Coopsters will be available from 9 Noon at their homes for you to drop by, see what they have going on in their backyard coops, and ask questions. We encourage families and friends to ride their bikes to the different coops.
Tour info & map:

2018 Patriot Show & Shine – April 21

Liberty Christian School, 2200 Williams Blvd. in Richland
From 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free to attend

The 5th Annual Patriot Car Show is taking place on Saturday April 21, 2018 at Liberty Christian School in Richland. The car show is a free event to the community from 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The day will include a silent auction, raffle, business and food vendors, entertainment, and activities for all ages.

This year, our Key Club Students will provide a pancake breakfast available from 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. Breakfast includes 3 pancakes, 2 sausage links, juice and coffee for $5. Breakfast tickets can be purchased on our website under the Registration tab.

The car show is a school fundraiser which helps raise funds not only for the growing operation costs, but to help with improving projects around the school and assist in keeping tuition affordable for families.

Newhouse Jobs Fair – April 21

Red Lion Hotel Richland Hanford House, 802 George Washington Way in Richland
From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free to participate

Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) will host a Jobs Fair in Tri-Cities on April 21. The event is free and open to all constituents of the 4th Congressional District who are searching for employment or looking for a change in career. Applicants should come prepared with resumes and/or interview materials.

Electrathon America Rally – April 21

Tri-City Kart Club, 3234 Twin Bridges Rd. in Richland
From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free to attend

The Tri-Cities Electric Vehicle Racing Program will be hosting the annual Electrathon America Rally that will be taking place at the Tri-City Kart Club track. Gates open at 9 a.m. and the public is invited to watch.

Celebration of Science – April 21

John Dam Plaza in Richland
From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free to attend

The “Celebration of Science” is an annual festival style event to celebrate the contributions of science-based industries and STEM professionals in our Mid-Columbia area to our everyday life. It is designed for all ages! This event is hosted by Three Rivers Science.

– Engaging speakers
– Booths with information about STEM-based organizations
– Booths with science-based activities for kids and families
– Real, live Scientists for you to “Ask Me Anything”
– Food trucks on-site for fueling scientific curiosity

“Earth Day” Activities For Kids – April 21

Mid-Columbia Library, 405 South Dayton St. in Kennewick
From 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free to participate

Join us for cool activities for kids dedicated for Earth Day. This event is hosted by the Family Resource Center of the Tri-Cities. Since we had an amazing turn out during our Kids Art day we wanted to make sure we had a big enough space to host these Activities for our Community. We moved the location to the Mid-Columbia library located across the street from Kennewick High School.

Columbia Basin Rock & Reggae Festival – April 21

The Scarlet Room, 7317 W Dradie St. in Pasco
Doors open at 3 p.m.
Performances from 3:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tickets: $15 – all ages event – 13+ recommended due to explicit language. All attendees must purchase a ticket to enter, regardless of age

The Lineup / Show Schedule:
Tempulse – 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Sui-Generis – 4:40 pm 5:20 pm
Los Caipirinhos — 4:30 pm 5:10 pm
The Rice Band — 5:20 pm 6:20 pm
Naughty Pine – 6:30 pm 7:30 pm
Power Laces – 7:40 pm 8:40 pm
Perfect By Tomorrow – 8:50 pm 9:55 pm

Come and enjoy great food, we’ll have various food trucks from around the Tri-Cities. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.
Info & Tickets:

TROT’s Mane Event Fundraiser – April 21

The Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tickets: $60 per person

Lights, Camera, Auction! Join Therapeutic Riding of Tri-Cities (TROT) for their annual fundraiser that will feature dinner, silent/live auction, live music & dancing.
Info & Tickets:

Tumbleweed Music Festival Fundraiser – April 21

Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2819 W. Sylvester St. in Pasco
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $14 general admission and $12 for seniors, students, and 3RFS members, in advance at The Bookworm and Octopus’ Garden, or at the door

Hank Cramer and Dan Maher will be performing in a concert to help raise funds for the annual Tumbleweed Music Festival.
About Hank Cramer:
About Dan Maher:

Camerata Musica: Byron Schenkman & Friends – April 21

Battelle Auditorium, 902 Battelle Blvd. in Richland
Starts at 8 p.m.
Free to attend but donations accepted

Camerat Musica presents Byron Schenkman & Friends:
Joshua Romatowski, flute
Debra Nagy, oboe
Anna Marsh, bassoon
Ingrid Matthews, violin
Nathan Whittaker, cello
Byron Schenkman, harpsichord

Antonio Vivaldi – Trio-sonata in D, RV 84
Antonio Vivaldi – Oboe Sonata in G Minor, RV 28
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier – Trio-sonata in G Major, op. 37, no. 1
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier – Concerto in E Minor, op. 37, no. 6,
Anna Bon – Harpsichord Sonata in C, op. 2, no. 4
Giuseppe Brescianello – Trio-sonata in C Minor
Johann Ernst Galliard – Bassoon Sonata no. 2 in G
Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto in D “Il Gardelino”

About Byron Schenkman:

2018 Gem & Mineral Show – April 21 & 22

Benton County Fairgrounds, 1500 S. Oak St. in Kennwick
Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $5 (good for both days), 14 and under free with paid adult admission

Events & Activities Include:
– 40+ Collectors’ Exhibits
– Great Door Prizes
– Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Dealers
– Fluorescent Displays
– Kid’s Korner – Games & Crafts
– Silent Auctions
– Geode Cracking
– Tailgating – Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Demonstrations Include:
– Cabochon Fashioning
– Gemstone Faceting
– Gem Trees
– Sphere Making
– Silversmithing
– Wire Wrapping
– Jewelry Fabrication

Upcoming: Wildflower Walks – April 18, 21, 22 & 25, May 5 & 19

Friends of Badger Mountain and the Columbia Basin Chapter of the Washington Plant Society are offering free guided wildflower walks. The following walks have been scheduled:
– Mcbee Grade – Kiona – April 18
– Badger Mountain Skyline Trail – April 21
– Saddle Mountain – April 22
– Basalt Gardens/Vantage Highway – April 25
– Badger Flats Trail on Badger Mountain – May 5
– Skyline Trail on Badger Mountain – May 19
For more information and to register for these walks, visit: or

Upcoming: REACH Museum Guided Tours 2018 – April 20 through September 22

The REACH is offering their guided tours for 2018 with geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad, Ice Age Floods expert Gary Kleinknecht, or geologist George Last leading the geology related tours. Lunch and transportation is provided unless noted on the tour website page.

– Western Scablands of the Ice Age Floods – April 20 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. $99.99
– Wallula Gap Hike – May 5 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. $89.99
– Flood Features of Pasco Basin & Othello – May 18 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. $89.99
– Tri-Cities Geology Tour – June 2 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. $79.99
– Eastern Scablands – June 15 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. $99.99
– McBee Hill Hike – June 23 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. $39.99
– Visit Small Town USA – July 12 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. $134.99
– Dry Falls & Lower Grand Coulee – July 20 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. $99.99
– Foodie Tour – August 9 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $139.99
– Coyote Canyon Mammoth Dig – August 11 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. $99.99
– Vineyards and Winemaking – September 6 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. $114.99
– Southern Cheney-Palouse Scablands and Palouse Falls – September 14 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. $99.99
– Hops to Bottle – September 15 From 8:30 a.m. 0 4 p.m. $119.99
– Cold War Bus Alphabet House Tour – September 22 from 9:30 a.m. – 12 Noon $29.99

Payment is required in full the Monday prior to the tour. Full refunds will be given if cancelled two weeks before the tour date. 25% of ticket cost will be withheld if cancellation occurs after the two week deadline. Tours are subject to cancellation. All tours depart from The REACH (1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland) unless otherwise stated on the tour website page.
Tour info:

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.
Info & Tickets:

Art Exhibits

Davin Diaz Art Show: The Coyote & Falcon 9 – April 20

DrewBoy Creative, 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
From 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Donation of $4 suggested at the door

An art show by Davin Diaz about the colonization of Mars, featuring an original score and live performance by DJ Honeysauce, and poetry by Brandon Sullivan.

Esvelt Gallery: Faculty Art Show through May 3

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.

Gallery at the Park: Women Painters of Washington through April 27

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

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!
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.

Note: The guided tours for 2018 have now been published:
Info: and

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 20: My House Has Stars at 7 p.m. and Secrets of the Sun at 8 p.m.
  • April 21:  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.
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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