Things to Do: November 12-18, 2018

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of November 12-18, 2018:

  • Legacy Five Concert – November 12
  • CBC Concert Band Fall Concert – November 13
  • Ice Age Flood Institute Meeting & Lecture – November 13
  • Presentation: Photographing the Night Sky – November 14
  • Hanford High Drama: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – November 14, 16 & 17
  • CBC Play: “I Now Pronounce” – November 14-17
  • Columbia Basin Badger Club: Columbia River Shoreline Reconveyance – November 15
  • Chief Joseph Middle School Science Night – November 15
  • Fuse Coworking Space: Fireside Chat – November 15
  • Lecture: Exploring Local Treasures Along the Tapteal Greenway – November 15
  • Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities: Vienna Boys Choir – November 15
  • Comedy: Ron White – November 16
  • Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre: The Mystery of Edwin Drood – November 16 & 17
  • Richland Players presents “Vanities” – November 16-18
  • 7th Annual Holiday Parade & Grand Tree Lighting – November 17
  • Second Harvest Turkey Drive – November 17
  • Drummers & Dancers – November 17
  • Camerata Musica: Frisson – November 17
  • Three Rivers Folklife Concert: Jezebel’s Mother – November 17
  • Tri-Cities Film Club: “Our Man in Havana” – November 18
  • Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure through January 12
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Legacy Five Concert – November 12

Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 7105 W 10th Ave. in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10 – available online, Tri-City Bible Bookstore in Richland and the Richland Bible Shoppe.

Legacy Five presents Gospel music in a way that has endeared them to audiences all across the United States and Canada.

The rich four and five part harmony that Legacy Five has become noted for are the result of a masterful weaving together of five unique and versatile talents. Matt Fouch sings the bass, Scott Howard sings the baritone, Scott Fowler sings the Lead, Josh Feemster sings the tenor and Josh Townsend is the group’s pianist.

Attendees are encouraged to bring donations for the Tri-Cities Diaper Bank.
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CBC Concert Band Fall Concert – November 13

Southridge High School Auditorium, 3520 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

The Columbia Basin Concert Band, directed by Russ Newbury and Dr. Collin Wilson, will open the 2018-2019 season with a presentation of classic and contemporary works for wind band. Works will include Gustav Holst’s 2nd Suite in F, Robert Sheldon’s With Every Sunrise, Steven Bryant’s Ecstatic Fanfare, and John Williams’ Dartmoor 1912.

The concert will also feature the outstanding musicians of the Richland High School Wind Ensemble directed by Jason Rose.

Ice Age Flood Institute Meeting & Lecture – November 13

REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Dr. Ralph Dawes, geology instructor at Wenatchee Valley College, will discuss the ‘new’ science of the ancient Ice Age Floods and what new secrets present day science can reveal about the massive floods.

Presentation: Photographing the Night Sky – November 14

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
From 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free to attend

Local photographer, Scott Butner will share some tips and tricks to make your nighttime photographs look amazing.

Hanford High Drama: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – November 14, 16 & 17

Hanford High School, Black Box Theater, 450 Hanford St. in Richland
November 14, 16, 17 at 7:30 p.m., November 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 Students and Seniors, Adults $12 – Note: all tickets are $8 on November 14

Enjoy our presentation of this classic story in the romantic, mystical, Caribbean style with original music and marvelous costumes. A Midsummer Night’s Dream portrays the events surrounding four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the Rude Mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the most beloved of Shakespeare’s comedies.
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CBC Play: “I Now Pronounce” – November 14-17

CBC Theatre, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Starts at 7 p.m.
Cost: $12, adults and $10, students and seniors (Tickets available online or at the door)

Comedy by Tasha Gordon-Solmon, one of the winners of 2017 Humana Festival
Rated R: Language and adult situations

What happens when everything goes wrong at that most special of events, your wedding? From the moment the rabbi drops dead while conducting the ceremony, it’s an array of strange events. To quote one of the members of the wedding, “Sometimes stuff doesn’t work out like you planned. And you don’t understand why, but it’s all for a reason.” Will Adam and Nicole discover those reasons? Will the flower girls escape Bloody Mary? Who will end up with whom? Discover this and more by seeing I Now Pronounce.


Columbia Basin Badger Club: Columbia River Shoreline Reconveyance – November 15

Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock St. in Richland
From 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $25, Day of Event $30 – includes lunch buffet (must register and pay online)

The Corps of Engineers has held some 34 miles of Columbia River shore line running through Kennewick, Pasco and Richland for the past 69 years. The Corps has no funding to maintain the levees and shoreline, and because the growth of the Russian olive trees, bushes and underbrush has been so slow; our community simply doesn’t see the poor condition of this shoreline.

A panel will discuss the reconveyance of the Columbia River shore line as it relates to the Tri-Cities communities.

Speakers include:
– Gary Petersen, a community advocate
– Don Sampson, former Tribal Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of
the Umatilla Indian Reservation
– Jim Wise, a member of Alliance for a Livable & Sustainable Community
and former Richland Planning Commission member, representing ALSC
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Chief Joseph Middle School Science Night – November 15

Chief Joseph Middle School, 504 Wilson St. in Richland
From 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Free to attend

We would like you and your followers, to join us for our Science Night! It’s not your average science night! This is a free event open to the entire community! Students interact with our community using hands on science with local businesses presenting science topics.

Fuse Coworking Space: Fireside Chat – November 15

Fuse, 723 Parkway in Richland
From 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: $10

The latest in the Fuse Coworking Space’s “Fireside Chat” will feature a conversation with Dr. Malin Young, deputy director for science and technology at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. CG Public House is sponsoring the fireside chat to highlight inspiring people who are making an impact on the community.
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Lecture: Exploring Local Treasures Along the Tapteal Greenway – November 15

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

Open space, trails, family friendly outdoor activities – all are commonly listed as positive contributions to quality of life. There are a number of well-known places in and around the Tri-Cities to hike and recreate, yet there are many more that are not familiar even to long-time residents, including the Tapteal Greenway. Did you know Tapteal Greenway is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that takes care of Amon Creek Natural Preserve, Chamna Natural Preserve, W.E. Johnson Park, and has established a land and water trail from Bateman Island to Benton City along the lower Yakima River?

Come to the Richland Public Library to hear Karen Sowers speak about “Exploring Local Treasures Along the Tapteal Greenway”.

Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities: Vienna Boys Choir – November 15

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

Audiences and critics world-wide have praised these talented singers for the celestial voices, pure tone, irresistible charm, and above all a wide-ranging repertoire, and rich history dating back more than 500 years. Today, there are 100 choristers between the ages of 10 and 14 from 31 nations, divided into four touring groups.

Comedy: Ron White – November 16

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $77+

Comedian Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White will be on stage at the Toyota Center in Kennewick on November 16.

Ron ‘Tater Salad’ White is a classic storyteller; relaying tales from his real life ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas, to sharing stories of his daily life, to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America. Ron rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but since 2004 has established himself as a star in his own right. Over the past nine years he has been one of the top three grossing stand-up comedians on tour in America.
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Mid-Columbia Musical Theatre: The Mystery of Edwin Drood – November 16 & 17

Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets from $10-$25

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a hilarious, interactive whodunit mystery musical that allows the audience to enter the action and become the ultimate detectives. The show is based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name.
Future dates: November 23 & 24
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Richland Players presents “Vanities” – November 16-18

Richland Players, 608 The Parkway in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets: Adult: $15.00, Student: $12.00, Military: $12.00, Seniors (over 65): $12.00 – Fees: $2 per ticket online (no fee through the Box Office)

Join us for the second show of our 74th year, Jack Heifner’s “Vanities”. A bittersweet comedy that is an astute, snapshot sharp chronicle of the lives of three Texas girls. In 1963, Joanne, Kathy, and Mary are aggressively vivacious cheerleaders. Five years later in their college sorority house, they are confronting their futures with nervous jauntiness. In 1974, they reunite briefly in New York. Their lives have diverged their friendship, which once thrived on assumption as well coordinated as sweater sets, is strained and ambiguous. Old time banter rings false. Their attempts at honest conversation only show they can no longer afford to have very much in common.
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7th Annual Holiday Parade & Grand Tree Lighting – November 17

Columbia Center Mall, 3121 N. Columbia Center Blvd. in Kennewick
Starts at 9 a.m.
Free to attend

Attend the 7th annual Holiday Parade to welcome Santa to Columbia Center! Parade starts at 9 a.m. Line up along the front of the mall from JCPenney to Barnes & Noble to see the Man in Red! Then follow Santa to the Grand Tree in the Sears wing for the Lighting ceremony ushering in the holiday season! Enjoy refreshments and activities throughout the mall for all ages.

Second Harvest Turkey Drive – November 17

Benton County Fairgrounds, 1500 S. Oak St. in Kennewick
From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Second Harvest will distribute a total of 2,600 free food food boxes to mid-Columbia families and Yakima Valley in need, to mark the culmination of our 3th annual turkey campaign. All food boxes will contain a turkey, potatoes, onions, carrots, frozen asparagus, bread, Pumpkin Puree, apples, crumb toppings and milk.

The event is open to the public. FREE to anyone in need. No pre-registration; no documentation required; while supplies last.

Drummers & Dancers – November 17

REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Admission: Adults $10, Students/Seniors/Military $6, Children 5 and under Free, REACH Members Free

Drummers and dancers representing the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, including the Nixyáawii Community School Dance Group, will perform a variety of social dances in the REACH Entry Hall on Saturday, November 17.

The first performance will begin at 11 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m.

Camerata Musica: Frisson – November 17

Kennewick First Presbyterian Church, 2001 W. Kennewick Ave. in Kennewick
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Free – donations accepted

Frisson is an explosive group of rising classical stars showcasing a myriad of rarely performed masterworks.
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Three Rivers Folklife Concert: Jezebel’s Mother – November 17

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 in advance at The Bookworm and Octopus’ Garden, or at the door

Songwriters Carolyn Lochert and Janis Carper blend their talents to form a unique sound; swirling with rhythms and harmonies, sentiment and smiles, tight but spontaneous, each performance a musical adventure that reveals the bond of best friends. Whether they’re belting out blues on a big concert stage or crooning in the corner of a cozy coffeehouse, these two seasoned musicians entertain with soul and style. Often joined by Joey Carper on drums and Duncan Galvin on bass, Jezebel’s Mother can adapt to a large variety of musical settings.
About Jezebel’s Mother:

Tri-Cities Film Club: “Our Man in Havana” – November 18

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

Comedy/Crime/Drama, US, 111 min, Not Rated (English)

Based on the 1958 Graham Green novel of the same name, this film takes the action of the novel and adds a comedic touch. James Wormold (Alec Guiness) is a vacuum salesman in pre-revolutionary Cuba recruited by the British Secret Intelligence Service to become their Havana operative. He sets about creating a false web of activity designed to increase his importance and secure more money for himself. With the arrival of a secretary and radioman from London, his façade becomes increasingly difficult to maintain. Will his secrets be his undoing? This film has a marvelous ensemble cast with some of the best actors of the 20th century.

Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure through January 12

East Benton County History Museum, 205 Keewaydin Dr. in Kennewick
Thursday – Saturday from 12 noon – 6 p.m. each week until January 12
Cost: $5

EBCHS (East Benton County Historical Society) and HIHO (Hands In Hands On) join forces to bring an exciting, traveling children’s museum exhibit to the Tri-Cities! This pretend trek across the U.S.A. features an activity for every state and the District of Columbia – ride a mule in the Grand Canyon, celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square, hit a home run at Fenway Park and guide your sled dog team on the Iditarod Trail, to name just a few!

More than 70 hands-on learning opportunities address key academic standards for school-age visitors and highlight our nation’s geography, history, music, pastimes and iconic tourist destinations. Hundreds of U.S. trivia questions at interactive game stations encourage a little friendly competition among trivia buffs of all ages. Photo murals feature of some America’s most beautiful and iconic destinations and lots of fun facts.

Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure exhibit was created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc. Trivial Pursuit® is a trademark of Hasbro and is used with permission. 1981, 2015 Hasbro, Pawtucket, RI 02861-1059 USA. All Rights Reserved.

Art Exhibits

Esvelt Gallery: Meghan Flynn – through November 30

Esvelt Gallery (CBC Campus), 2600 N 20th Ave in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 Noon
Saturday & Sunday, Closed
Free admission

Exhibit: ‘Out of Place’ presented by Meghan Flynn –

This solo exhibition will showcase the artwork of Meghan Flynn. Using a variety of media to portray representations of human idiosyncrasies and interpersonal relationships, artist Meghan Flynn explores ideas of anxiety, identity, beauty, idealization, love, loss, and depression. Through painting and drawing, these various concepts are manifest through human, flora, fauna, and rock form.

Flynn holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Washington State University in Pullman, WA, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Iowa State University in Ames, IA.
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Drewboy Creative: The Dead Show – through November 25

DBC Gallery at Confluent, 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.

Local muralist, Heidi Elkington, is featured in a new art show that explores themes of life and death and the celebration of both. Heidi is an artist who loves living and working in Tri-Cities. She paints in a variety of mediums, including acrylics, oils, and watercolor on canvas, wood, metal, and on buildings.

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 from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from Noon – 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.

November Events Flyer

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Museums, Historical Societies, and History
For information about museums, historical societies, and history 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:
– November 16: Secret Lives of Stars at 7 p.m. and Oasis In Space at 8 p.m.
– November 17: Dynamic Earth 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: and

LIGO Public Tours

127124 N Rt. 10 in Richland

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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