Things to Do: February 4-10, 2019

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of February 4-10, 2019:

  • Wheelhouse Community Bike: Member Night – February 5
  • Richland Rod & Gun Club Presentation: Walley Fishing with JRod – February 5
  • Tri-City Americans vs Portland Winterhawks – February 5
  • Columbia Basin Native Plant Society Presentation – February 6
  • Hanford High School Drama presents Disney’s NEWSIES – February 6, 8 & 9 – Note: sold out
  • I Heart Downtown Kennewick Cookie Walk – February 7
  • Tri-City Americans vs Kootenay Ice – February 8
  • Father Daughter Ball – February 8-10
  • Point to Success Brunch – WSU Carson College of Business – February 9
  • Valentine Sip N’ Shop – February 9
  • LIGO Public Tours – February 9 – Note: cancelled
  • Mid-Columbia Arts Fundraiser – February 9
  • Tri-City Americans vs Victoria Royals – February 9
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Wheelhouse Community Bike: Member Night – February 5

Wheelhouse Community Bike Shop, 218 West Kennewick Ave. in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free to attend but must register

Join us for our first monthly Member Night! Visit the downtown Kennewick shop and see what’s new, and meet fellow members. We will talk about local trails: some will be familiar and others may be new…share your own best routes! We will have snacks, beverages, and a couple drawings for cool bike stuff! Not a member, but curious about the how’s and why’s of the Wheelhouse co-op, stop in and see what it’s all about. Tickets are free!

Richland Rod & Gun Club Presentation: Walley Fishing with JRod – February 5

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

JRod will teach attendees how to fish for walleys in the mid-Columbia with time for a question and answer period following the presentation.

Tri-City Americans vs. Portland Winterhawks – February 5

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: Front Row: $30, Adult $24, Senior $20, Teen $12, Youth $10

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Portland Winterhawks.
Info & Tickets:

Columbia Basin Native Plant Society Presentation – February 6

Columbia Basin College (SWL Bldg., Room 117), 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
From 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Keyna Bugner, Assistant Ecologist Natural Areas Program; WA. Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will give a presentation on “Washington Natural Areas Program; Conserving Washington’s native species and ecosystems, today and for future generations.”

Hanford High School Drama presents Disney’s NEWSIES – February 6, 8 & 9 – Note: sold out

Hanford High School Auditorium, 450 Hanford St. in Richland
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $12 and $16 based on location in auditorium

Inspired by the real life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899 in New York, Newsies is the tale of how a ragtag, group of newsboys unite to make the world a better place.

This high energy musical is the story of newsie Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when Pulitzer and Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsies’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies his army of newsies to strike.
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I Heart Downtown Kennewick Cookie Walk – February 7

Historic Downtown Kennewick
From 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
An all age event, families encouraged

I Heart Downtown Kennewick Cookie Walk is presented by the First Thursday Merchants in conjunction with the February Art Walk in Downtown Kennewick. Buy a delicious heart shaped sugar cookie and decorate it with us. One cookie for $2 or 3 cookies for $5.

Buy your deluxe size homemade cookie and then visit your favorite downtown business to get a different decorative toppings. Then assemble your cookie at Red Mountain Kitchen while you enjoy their food and drink. Music, food, art, and entertainment plus many Valentine’s Day specials will also be featured. Approximately 20 participating businesses will be on the walk, including restaurants and retail outlets.

Walk map and cookies are available at:
Repeat Boutique, 22 West Kennewick Avenue
Choose Happy, 222 West Kennewick Avenue

Tri-City Americans vs. Kootenay Ice – February 8

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: Front Row: $30, Adult $24, Senior $20, Teen $12, Youth $10

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Kootenay Ice.
Info & Tickets:

Father Daughter Ball – February 8-10

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Friday from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tickets: $35 for father-figure – daughters free (must select a time slot)

The Father-Daughter Ball is an annual Ministry Outreach Event hosted by Calvary Chapel Tri-Cities. This is not a church event and is open to the entire community to attend; however, the gospel message is shared during a brief presentation as part of the evening.

As a Christian Out-Reach Event you can expect to dance to clean, wholesome dance music spanning several genres and eras. Our DJ’s have made a thorough and exhaustive effort to create a list of songs to play for the evening. Light snacks and refreshments will be available at four convenient “Refreshment Stations” located throughout the ballroom.

Tickets may be purchase at Calvary Chapel, Tri-Cities Bible Bookstore, Dawson Richard’s Tuxedo, and online.
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Point to Success Brunch – WSU Carson College of Business – February 9

Anthony’s, 550 Columbia Point Dr. in Richland
From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m,
Tickets: $100 per person

Join WSU Tri-Cities for an exceptional brunch at Anthony’s at Columbia Point in Richland with proceeds to support business education through WSU’s Carson College of Business.

The event features Master of Wine and author Tim Hanni, who will speak on “Separating Wine Facts from Fancy.” Hanni is the author of “Why You Like the Wines You Like.” The event also features a wine grab and live auction featuring a variety of unique packages, of which some include several night stays at various vacation destinations in the Northwest, gourmet meals and tastings, a family photo session and a tour of the U.S. S. Triton with a meal for eight.

Valentine Sip N’ Shop – February 9

Courtyard by Marriott Richland Columbia Point, 480 Columbia Point Dr. in Richland
From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free admission

Join us for our 1st annual fundraiser for Junior Achievement. JA inspires and prepares local students to get excited about their future in a global economy. You can help by coming out and supporting Junior Achievement of Washington-Southeastern Region.

Featuring *Raffles *Shopping *Cash Wine & Mimosa Bar
Over 30 local artisans on hand to help you find the perfect gift for your Valentine! Swag Bags and Roses for the 1st 50 shoppers through the door!

LIGO Public Tours – February 9 – Note: cancelled

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.

Mid-Columbia Arts Fundraiser – February 9

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tickets: $100 per person

Mid-Columbia Ballet, Mid-Columbia Mastersingers, Mid Columbia Musical Theatre, and Mid-Columbia Symphony are once again joining forces to put together a spectacular fundraising gala for a fourth year in a row called Mid-Columbia Arts Fundraiser. Our theme for 2019 is “The Best is Yet to Come,” an evening with the “Rat Pack of the Mid-Columbia.” This swingin’ party, reminiscent of Las Vegas in the early 60’s, will be a night to celebrate the arts through live performance, food, drink, and live and silent auctions.

Tri-City Americans vs. Victoria Royals – February 9

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: Front Row: $30, Adult $24, Senior $20, Teen $12, Youth $10

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Victoria Royals.
Info & Tickets:

Art Exhibits

Gallery at the Park: Empty Bowls – Opens February 5

Gallery at the Park, 89 Lee Blvd in Richland
Monday – closed
Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Open and free to the public

This exhibition will feature various arts from Cyber Art 509 along side hand crafted bowls from community artists sold to benefit the Tri-City Food Bank. This exhibition will begin on February 5 and close on March 1. The reception will be Sunday, February 10 from 1-3 p.m.

Esvelt Gallery: Conservation of Mass Exhibit – through February 7

Esvelt Gallery @ Columbia Basin College, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – Noon
Saturday & Sunday: closed
Free admission and open to the public

This solo exhibition will feature the ceramic sculpture of Tybre Newcomer. His most recent sculptural work is Modernist in style, taking inspiration from the forms of traditional hand tools. Concerned with the idea of the endangered craftsman, Newcomer’s work is both a look to the past, while also exploring how craft is used today, in the present. The shows runs through February 7.

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 from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (no new admissions after 4 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, 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:
– February 8: The Life of Trees at 7 p.m. and Supervolcanoes at 8 p.m.
– February 9: My House Has Stars at 2 p.m. and The Little Star That Could 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.
Info & Tickets: and

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:

This guide has been described as “An Under-the-Hood Guide to Community Culture including Clubs, Annual Events, and Awesome Organizations.”

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