Things to Do: February 25 – March 3, 2019

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of February 25 – March 3, 2019:

  • Presentation: Hells Canyon Geology and the Ringold Formation – February 26
  • Seniors Only! Virtual Reality – February 27
  • Concert: Bob Reynolds Quartet – February 28
  • Friday Family Night – March 1
  • Mid-Columbia Mastersingers: Latin American Celebration “Missa Latina” – March 1
  • Mid-Columbia Ballet: “Ballet de Suess and more” – March 1 & 2 (Note: the performance on Friday has been moved to Saturday)
  • Wind Energy Workshop – March 2
  • 7th Annual Kids Engineering Day – March 2
  • Drewboy Creative: The Green Show – March 2
  • Tri-City Americans vs Spokane Chiefs – March 2
  • Tri-City Film Club: “Searching” – March 3
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Presentation: Hells Canyon Geology and the Ringold Formation – February 26

First Lutheran Church, US 395 and Yelm in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Hosted by the Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society –

Is it true that Hells Canyon is deeper than the Grand Canyon? And is it true that Hells Canyon is half the age of the Grand Canyon? What evidence has been found in the White Bluffs to confirm the age of Hells Canyon?

We’ll get answers to these questions in an entertaining evening of geology with Nick Zentner, winner of the 2015 James Shea Award. The James Shea Award recognizes a person who excels at explaining earth science to the general public.

Seniors Only! Virtual Reality – February 27

Richland Public LIbrary, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
From 10 a.m. – Noon
Free – must be 50+ – pre-registration required

Check out our new Oculus Rift! Travel the world, swim in the deep sea, take tours of national landmarks, become completely immersed in a movie that unfolds around you, make friends with a little robot. All these experiences can be yours through the magic of virtual reality.

Never used a video game before? No problem! We have experiences that are suitable for all comfort levels and all video game experience levels.

For these sessions, please only ages 50+. Sessions will be available for other age groups at a different date.

– Pre-registration is REQUIRED.
– Space is limited to 6 people per session.
– Waiver forms are absolutely REQUIRED for all participants. No exceptions.
– May cause dizziness and nausea.
Info & Registration:

Concert: Bob Reynolds Quartet – February 28

Columbia Basin College Theatre, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
From 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public

CBC Arts Center is proud to host the Bob Reynolds Quartet for a one night only performance on February 28th here in the CBC theatre.

Bob Reynolds is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and Grammy Award-winning member of the band Snarky Puppy. Widely known for his work with both Snarky and John Mayer, he has released 9 top-selling solo albums of original music. His latest album, Quartet, features his working band of the past two years. The group recently completed it’s first European tour, selling out concerts in Berlin, Madrid, Cologne, Paris, and prestigious venues like Bimhius in Amsterdam.

Friday Family Night – March 1

Gesa Carousel of Dreams, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
From 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: $13.99 per person or $39.95 per family

Friday Nights are all about family at the Gesa Carousel of Dreams. Join the Carousel and KnockerBall Tri-Cities for interactive activities at an affordable price. You’ll have three hours of unlimited carousel rides and play on Knockerball inflatable games. Our concession kitchen is open with dinner specials as well.

Future dates: March 8 and 15

Mid-Columbia Mastersingers: Latin American Celebration “Missa Latina” – March 1

St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1320 W Henry St. in Pasco
Starts at 8 p.m.
Cost: $25, K-12 Free

Mid-Columbia Mastersingers is presents its 11th annual Latin American Celebration “Missa Latina” featuring MCM performing with the Canticus Vocal Ensemble of Yakima, and including the premiere of a mass setting with Latin, Jazz, Tango, and Caribbean musical stylings for solo soprano, large mixed choir, and small orchestra at venues in Pasco, Yakima, and Sunnyside.

Performances will also be held:
– Saturday March 2, 7:30 p.m. at The Seasons Performance Hall in Yakima
– Sunday March 3, 4:00 p.m. at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside

Mid-Columbia Ballet: “Ballet de Suess and more” – March 1 & 2 (Note: the performance on Friday has been moved to Saturday)

Handford High School Auditorium,  450 Hanford St. in Richland
Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets: $21 Adults – $11 Children 12 & under – $11 Students & Seniors

Join Mid-Columbia Ballet in partnership with Mid-Columbia Libraries for our Spring Repertory Concert. This collection will feature a new contemporary work by Colby Damon and a classic MCB work choreographed by our very own Debra Rogo. The second act consists of the NEW children’s ballet, Ballet de Seuss, celebrating the beloved author Dr. Seuss himself!

Tickets can be purchased online or at the Dance Boutique in Richland located at 21 Aaron Dr.

Wind Energy Workshop – March 2

Highlands Middle School, 425 S Tweedt (Room 25) in Kennewick
From 8 a.m. – Noon
Free – must register

KidWind is excited to be bringing a workshop for students (middle and high school) to learn how to explore the power of wind.

Come to this workshop to learn about the science and technology around wind turbines and blade design. The energy-based content combined with practical standards connected classroom activities will make it easy to bring renewable energy to your classroom. Then tour OIT to see their facilities and understand how they are helping students prepare for careers.

What can you expect?
– This is a free Training!
– Lunch is provided!
– Materials are geared towards middle school and high school teachers. All teachers in attendance will receive a wind kit for their classroom, as well as lessons plans and prizes.
– We will explore lessons around wind energy, wind turbines, blade design and wind farm siting.
– Teachers do not need any prior knowledge of wind energy. They will learn about how wind power works and how to implement activities in your classroom.
– Preservice teachers are also invited!

About The Kidwind Challenge:
Info & Registration:

7th Annual Kids Engineering Day – March 2

Jefferson Elementary School, 1550 George Washington Way in Richland
From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free event

Energy Northwest and co-host Jefferson Elementary PTA present Kids Engineering Day. It’s a fun way to teach school-aged children with hands-on activities exploring basic math, science and engineering.

Drewboy Creative: The Green Show – 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.

Tri-City Americans vs. Spokane Chiefs – March 2

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.
Info & Tickets:

Tri-City Film Club: “Searching” – March 3

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

Drama/Mystery/Thriller. USA. English. PG13. 102 min.

After David Kim’s (John Cho) 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use everyday to communicate, David must trace his daughter’s digital footprints before she disappears forever.

Art Exhibits

Exhibit: Faculty Art Show ‘Then and Now’ – through March 21

Esvelt Gallery at CBC, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 noon
Saturday & Sunday, closed
Open and free to the public

Esvelt gallery is proud to present the work of the Columbia Basin College Art Department faculty. The work presented in this exhibition is diverse and includes painting, drawing, collage, photography, ceramics, and sculpture. The faculty, who are each artists engaged in their own unique studio practice, showcase what is possible through continued creativity.

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!
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.
Info: and

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:
– March 1: Planet Nine at 7 p.m. and Dynamic Earth at 8 p.m.
– March 2: Secret Lives of Stars at 2 p.m. and Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope 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

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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