Things to Do: March 11-17, 2019

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

  • St. Pat’s BINGO Bash – March 12
  • Ice Age Floods Presentation: The Blues – March 12
  • Concert: Choir and Orchestra Performance – March 12
  • Chris Tomlin “Holy Roar Tour” – March 12
  • Movie: Mary Poppins Returns – March 13
  • Tri-City Genealogical Society: Open House – March 13
  • Tri-City Americans vs Seattle Thunderbirds – March 13
  • Concert: Winter Jazz Night – March 14
  • Friday Family Night – March 15
  • Tri-City Americans vs Spokane Chiefs – March 15
  • Richland Players: Night Watch – March 15 & 16
  • Franklin Co. Saddle Club Tack Swap – March 16
  • Academic Advantage Event – March 16
  • Small Farms Workshop featuring Alayne Blickle – March 16
  • WSU Garden Education Series: Caring for Your Lawn – March 16
  • Kingspoint Extravaganza Dinner and Auction – March 16
  • Leprechaun Limbo – March 16
  • Three Rivers Folklife Society Concert: SeaStar – March 16
  • Tri-Cities Woodcarvers Juried Show and Sale – March 16 & 17
  • Tri-City Film Club: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” – March 17
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

St. Pat’s BINGO Bash – March 12

Kennewick Community Center, 500 S. Auburn in Kennewick
From 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $5 in advance / $8 at the door

Win $500 in gift cards! Join an early St. Paddy’s party playing your traditional game of bingo. This is a kid friendly event. Free pie and cheesecake. Mmmm, pie 🙂
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Ice Age Floods Presentation: The Blues – March 12

REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Free to attend

Join us for an evening with Dr. Robert J. Carson, Phillips Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies Emeritus at Whitman College in Walla Walla, as he introduces us to the Blue Mountains via his latest book titled The Blues. Book signing will follow the presentation.

Concert: Choir and Orchestra Performance – March 12

CBC Theatre, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
From 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free to attend

The CBC Concert Choir will present several selections of contemporary African American Spiritual and American Patriotic songs. The DeserTones Chamber Choir will sing selections exploring “Aspects of Love”; love in its many phases and representations, both groups are under the direction of Dave Cazier. They will be joined by the CBC Orchestra, under the direction of Bruce Walker Jr.

Chris Tomlin “Holy Roar Tour” – March 12

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $28.50 – $89.50

“The Holy Roar Tour is the experience and sound of worship,” says Chris. “It is so much more than just another night of songs. It’s an encounter with the presence of the living God. I pray it ignites a fire in the hearts of the people. I do believe this tour and message will have a lasting impact long after the curtain falls.”
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Movie: Mary Poppins Returns – March 13

CBC Planetarium D-Building, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Two showings: 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $4, children 5 and under free

Join us in the planetarium theater for our next ASCBC-sponsored movie of 2019, “Mary Poppins Returns”! We will have two screenings at 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 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.

From Swank Motion Pictures: “Mary Poppins returns during Michael’s most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family.”
Rating: PG, Runtime: 130 min., Release Year: 2018
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Tri-City Genealogical Society: Open House – March 13

Richland Family History Center (FHC) 1314 Goethals Ave. in Richland
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Our next TCGS monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 13 March 2019, at 7:00 PM. It will be an Open House of the Richland Family History Center (FHC) located at 1314 Goethals Ave. in  Richland. The FHC Director, Wayne Ross, will provide an instructional tour of the facility. The FHC as well as our monthly meetings are open to the public, and there is no charge.

Tri-City Americans vs. Seattle Thunderbirds – March 13

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 Seattle Thunderbirds.
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Concert: Winter Jazz Night – March 14

CBC Theatre, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Join the CBC jazz choir FreeForm, directed by Dave Cazier, and the CBC Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo, directed by Dr. Collin Wilson for an amazing night of jazz at its fullest and best. Featuring iconic works from jazz legends and brand new compositions and arrangements the evening covers styles ranging from bebop and funk to Latin and R&B. Join us for a wonderful night of jazz and hear some of the most talented musicians in the area.

Friday Family Night – March 15

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: every Friday until Memorial Day Weekend.

Tri-City Americans vs. Spokane Chiefs – March 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 Spokane Chiefs.
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Richland Players: Night Watch – March 15 & 16

608 the Parkway in Richland
Starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets: Adult $15, Student $12, Military $12, Seniors (over 65) $12

Suspense by Lucille Fletcher
Directed by Bryan McGlothin

About the Show:
“Unable to sleep, Elaine Wheeler paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. Her husband tries to comfort her, but when he steps away for a moment Elaine screams as she sees (or believes she sees) the body of a dead man in the window across the way. The police are called, but find nothing except an empty chair. Elaine’s terror grows as shortly thereafter she sees still another body—this time a woman’s—but by now the police are skeptical and pay no heed to her frantic pleas. Her husband, claiming that Elaine may be on the verge of a breakdown, calls in a lady psychiatrist, who agrees with his suggestion that Elaine should commit herself to a sanitarium for treatment. From this point on, the plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved—Elaine’s old friend and house guest Blanche; the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door; and the nosy German maid Helga—all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws towards its riveting and chilling climax.”
Future dates: March 22, 23, 29 & 30 @ 8 p.m. and March 24 & 31st @ 2 p.m.
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Franklin Co. Saddle Club Tack Swap – 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.

Academic Advantage Event – March 16

Courtyard by Marriott Richland Columbia Point,  480 Columbia Point Drive in Richland
From 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free for students between sixth and twelfth grade – must register

Columbia Basin Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons is hosting its annual Academic Advantage event on Saturday, March 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Courtyard Columbia Point.

This yearly event brings together a panel of experts that include professionals from the medical field and representatives from university admissions departments and local non-profits to provide students with a head start on how to have a successful career in the healthcare industry. Tips on how to gain admission to and be successful in medical school will be shared and student questions will be answered. Health care is a highly innovative and competitive industry. We want to give local students a leg up and help them determine their best career path!

During the event, students will also have the opportunity to win exciting prizes! The Academic Advantage program event is for students who are between sixth and twelfth grade or anyone interested in learning more about the medical field. If you or someone you know is interested in pursuing a career in health care, please RSVP for our upcoming session to gain valuable information and get a head start on the future!
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Small Farms Workshop featuring Alayne Blickle – March 16

Fire Training Center, 1811 South Ely St. in Kennewick
From 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free – RSVP by March 13

Benton Conservation District is happy to announce Alayne Blickle, creator and director of Horses for Clean Water, as our featured speaker for our Small Farms Workshop. Join us to learn more about managing your small farm or horse property to improve chore efficiency, horse health, and natural resource stewardship. Topics will include horse health and pasture management, manure management, and Firewise for horse properties.
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WSU Garden Education Series: Caring for Your Lawn – March 16

Demonstration Garden at the Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 South Union St. in Kennewick
From 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Free to attend

Want to make your neighbors jealous with your perfect lawn? Come and find out how to properly care for your it.

Kingspoint Extravaganza Dinner and Auction – March 16

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Silent Auction Starts at 4:30 p.m.; Dinner Starts at 6 p.m.
Cost: $50 payable at the door – RSVP by calling 509-547-6498

Kingspoint Christian School will host the eighteenth annual Extravaganza Benefit Auction on March 16, 2019, at the Pasco TRAC. The evening will include a silent and live auction in a fun, festive atmosphere providing individuals and corporate guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing evening, while raising much- needed funds for our school.

Leprechaun Limbo – March 16

Southridge Sports and Events Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
Starts at 5 p.m.
Cost: Couple tickets are $70 and extra son tickets are $30 each. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Tickets available online or at the door

Mother-Son Night Out was born out of a real need in the Tri-Cities to have entertaining, special bonding events for mothers and their boys in the Tri-Cities. There are lots of Father-Daughter events, but this is the first specifically for moms and their boys available annually in the Tri-Cities.

Not only do we have dancing but we also have a carnival-like atmosphere for you and your son(s) to choose fun activities and games from our amazing sponsors throughout the night. Your ticket will also allow you to ride the Gesa Carousel of Dreams as much as your heart desires.

Each ticket includes dancing, games, pizza dinner from Papa Johns, beverages by Keurig Dr. Pepper, dessert by Frost Me Sweet, and more. Don’t forget to sport as much green as you can handle this is by no means a formal event.

Three Rivers Folklife Society Concert: SeaStar – March 16

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

SeaStar is honored to play for the Three Rivers Folk Society. Come celebrate St Paddy’s with stories and songs, some traditional, some original, from Fae, Captain, and Falcone.

Though their star is rising, SeaStar is a band equally at home playing music in intimate settings as well as large televised concerts. The band continues to push limits and takes chances. Each show has a colourful and different feel. SeaStar values its time with its fans and strives to keep it fresh and exciting!

Tri-Cities Woodcarvers Juried Show and Sale – March 16 & 17

Tri-Tech Skills Center, 5929 West Metaline Ave. in Kennewick
Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $3.00, Children 12 and under free

The Tri-Cities Wood Carvers Association is hosting their 25thAnnual Artistry in Wood Juried Show and Sale. In addition, raffle tickets will be sold for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. You don’t have to be present to win. Butch Elrod will be in attendance to demonstrate chainsaw carving.

Tri-City Film Club: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” – March 17

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

Film adaptation of the acclaimed Stephen Sondheim musical, based on the ancient Roman farces by Plautus, telling the bawdy tale of the Greek slave Pseudolus(Zero Mostel) as he tries to win his freedom by helping his master Hero (Michael Crawford) woo the girl next door. Mosteland Jack Guilford resume their Broadway roles, and Phil Silvers (for whom the musical was originally intended) joins, with a 70-year- old Buster Keaton performing most of his own stunts in his final film role. Many other amazing artists make this a musical riot.

Musical Comedy. USA. English. NR. 99 min.

Art Exhibits

Drewboy Creative: The Green Show – through April 17

Confluence Space, 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
Hours: Wed-Thu: 5-8 p.m., Fri-Sat: 12-8 p.m., Sun: 12-5 p.m.
Free to attend

DrewBoy Creative’s signature color show celebrates its four year anniversary with the color green. With nearly 50 participating artists you do not want to miss this show! This juried show is sponsored by Prohibition Glass, Allen Brecke Law Offices, and Numerica Credit Union.

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.

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 (single feature/double feature): $8/$13 adults, $7/$11 seniors, $5/$8 ages 6-12, free 5 and under (purchase tickets online or at the door)

Showing this week:
– March 15: Planet Nine at 7 p.m. and Dynamic Earth at 8 p.m.
– March 16: 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.
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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:

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