Things to Do: February 11-17, 2019

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of February 11-17, 2019:

  • 20th Annual Tri-Cities Regional Economic Outlook – February 13
  • Planetarium Show: “A Star is Born” – February 13 – Note: this movie has been rescheduled for February 20.
  • Valentine’s Day Specials – February 14-17
  • Drewboy Creative: The Green Show – February 15 – Note: this has been rescheduled to March 2
  • Mom’s & Son’s Night Out – February 15
  • Tri-City Americans vs Kamloops Blazers – February 15
  • Black Orb Presents: Bass Therapy w/ SoSleepyy – February 15
  • Tri-Cities RadCon! – February 15-17
  • Academy of Children’s Theatre: “Keeping Mr. Lincoln” – February 15-18 – Note: this has been cancelled
  • Franklin Co. Saddle Club Tack Swap – February 16 – Note: rescheduled to March 16
  • Tri-City Americans vs Spokane Chiefs – February 16
  • Yakima Valley Wineries Red Wine & Chocolate – February 16 & 17
  • Tri-City Film Club: “Pick of the Litter” – February 17
  • Strides Masquerade Gala – March 2 (Registration ends February 18)
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

20th Annual Tri-Cities Regional Economic Outlook – February 13

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
From 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $85 all day, $35 lunch only

The 20th Annual Tri-Cities Regional Economic Outlook on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will feature local & national leaders presenting on key economic issues facing the region. Join us for THE event of 2019! Connect with industry influencers and engage decision makers!
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Planetarium Show: “A Star is Born” – February 13 – Note: this movie has been rescheduled for February 20.

Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave. (Bldg D), in Pasco
Two showings: 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $4, Free for children 5 and under and for CBC students, faculty, and staff (must show ID) – purchase tickets online

Join us in the planetarium theater for our next ASCBC-sponsored movie of 2019, “A Star is Born”! We will have two screenings at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.. Our forward-facing projector casts a movie theater-sized rectangular screen at the front of our theater, allowing us to show such films on our 36′-wide dome! Seats will fill up fast, so reserve yours now. CBC students, faculty, and staff can attend for FREE, but you MUST show your valid CBC ID at the door to be admitted. Children 5 and under are also free. For all others, the cost is $4.00. Doors will open about 30 minutes prior to each show time. Please note: no food or beverages are allowed in the planetarium theater!

Rating: R, Runtime: 135 min., Release Year: 2018
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Valentine’s Day Specials – February 14-17

The Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau has compiled a list of wineries and restaurants that are offering Valentine’s Day specials. So find something to do with your loved one!

Drewboy Creative: The Green Show – February 15 – Note: this has been rescheduled to March 2

Confluence Space, 285 Williams Blvd, Richland
From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission: $4 suggested donation at the door

DrewBoy Creative’s signature color show featuring nearly 50 artists. Live performances by: LIFEKISS, Green Beans, Brandon Sullivan, Shondra Hines, and more! This juried show is sponsored by Prohibition Glass, Allen Brecke Law Offices, and Numerica Credit Union.

Mom’s & Son’s Night Out – February 15

Pasco City Hall Activity Center, 525 N 3rd Ave. in Pasco
From 6:45 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $25 Resident Couple, $30 Non-Resident Couple, Additional Boy $10

Ladies, its your turn to share a casually dressed, fun-filled evening with your little guy, ages 5-12, at the Pasco City Hall Activity Center on the evening of Friday, February 15th. The event will start with games, food and fun, so come appropriately dressed. The evening will then end with some dancing! This year’s theme is “Pirates & Princesses”.

With your registration you will receive one free 4X6 photo and you will also have the option to purchase additional photos. Photos will begin 1/2 hour before the event at 6:15 p.m. and will be available until approximately 8:00 p.m. This is an informal event filled with active games, followed by dancing. Tennis shoes are recommended.

Tri-City Americans vs. Kamloops Blazers – February 15

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 Kamloops Blazers.
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Black Orb Presents: Bass Therapy w/ SoSleepyy – February 15

The Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
From 8:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Cost: $20 at the door (must be 18+)

Black Orb is bringing Seattle record label Bass Therapy to The Uptown Theatre!

Featuring SoSleepyy, it me, and Rebel Scum with local support from Spaced Case. Radioactive Music will be supplying full audio/visual concert production. Medrano Productions will be displaying projection mapped visuals. This is the type of show you travel to a bigger city for. If you like bass music, don’t miss this!

Tri-Cities RadCon! – February 15-17

Red Lion Hotel Pasco, 2525 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Starts at 11 a.m. on Friday and ends at 5 p.m. on Sunday
Cost: $50 at the door, Children 12 and under free with paid adult

Radcon is a non-profit, fan run Science-Fiction / Fantasy convention held once a year on Presidents Day Weekend (Friday-Sunday) in the Tri-Cities, Washington area. Radcon has everything a Gamer, Cosplayer, Artist, Writer or Fantasy/Sci-fi fan can dream of. Radcon is open to people of all ages, races and universes.

Academy of Children’s Theatre: “Keeping Mr. Lincoln” – February 15-18 – Note: this has been cancelled

Academy of Children’s Theatre, 213 Wellsian Way in Richland
Friday at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & Monday at 3 p.m.
Tickets: $15 general admission; $13 for students and seniors; $10 for children under 13

The Academy of Children’s Theatre is performing a provocative production of “Keeping Mr. Lincoln” for local audiences, and then taking the show on the road to Getttsburg in June to participate in a youth theatre competition in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

This engaging and timely production of “Keeping Mr. Lincoln” presents the story of Abraham Lincoln from a modern perspective. Playwright Sandra Fenichel Ashe created an innovative play that allows youth actors, regardless of age, gender, sexuality, or ethnicity, to take turns playing Abraham Lincoln and important people in his Kentucky childhood, Indiana youth, Illinois and Washington, D.C. time periods. According to director Josh Darby, the play focuses on telling stories about Lincoln through the eyes of the youth of 2019 America. The play is structured to give youth’s contemporary issues, world, and points of view a voice that is guided by the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln.
Future dates: February 22 at 2 p.m., February 23 & 24 at 3 p.m.
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Franklin Co. Saddle Club Tack Swap – February 16 – Note: rescheduled to March 16

Franklin County Saddle Club, 2801 N Road 60 in Pasco
From 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free entrance

The Franklin County Saddle club will be hosting their annual tack swap where you can buy, sell, trade tack, clothing and other horse related items.

Tri-City Americans vs. Spokane Chiefs – February 16

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 Spokane Chiefs.
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Yakima Valley Wineries Red Wine & Chocolate – February 16 & 17

Visit the more than 50 wineries in the Yakima Valley Wine country during the Red Wine & Chocolate event held on Presidents’ Day weekend. Each winery pairs sumptuous chocolate desserts with their very own remarkable red wines.

Tri-City Film Club: “Pick of the Litter” – February 17

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

Documentary, US, 75 min, PG13 (English)

This award winning documentary follows a litter of puppies from the moment they are born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow them through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best–the Pick of the litter–will make it.

Strides Masquerade Gala – March 2 (Registration ends February 18)

Benton County Fairgrounds, 1500 S. Oak St. in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $65 per person, must be 21+ to attend

Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center is excited to invite you to the Third Annual Gala Dinner & Auction. Join the Strides team for a wonderful night of food and fun with all proceeds benefiting the Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center Programs!

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. to a silent auction with a selection you will not want to miss. A delicious catered dinner will be served and will be accompanied by an exciting live auction. What would a dinner be without dessert? We will have a fun dessert dash and wine pull available, as well as, some fun table games for your enjoyment. For a donation to help raise additional funds, Masquerade makeup services will be offered by Vivid Imaginations Professional Face Painting.
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Art Exhibits

Gallery at the Park: Empty Bowls – through March 1

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.

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. (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 15: Cell! Cell! Cell! at 7 p.m. and Oasis in Space at 8 p.m.
– February 16: Secrets of the Sun at 2 p.m. and Stars of the Pharaohs 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

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:

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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