Things to Do: March 25-31, 2019

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of March 25-31, 2019:

  • Tri-City Americans vs. Everett Silvertips – March 27
  • Tri-Cities Regional Economic Outlook & Annual Meeting – March 28
  • Columbia Basin Badger Club: Higher Education in the Tri-Cities – March 28
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Everett Silvertips – March 28
  • Friday Family Night – March 29
  • 2019 Quilt Show – March 29 & 30
  • Play: Tortoise vs. Hare 2 – March 29 & 30
  • Academy of Children’s Theatre: The Neverending Story – March  29-31
  • Richland Players: Night Watch – March 29-31
  • Chick Day – March 30
  • Encanto at CBC – March 30
  • Tri-City Film Club: “Like Father, Like Son” – March 31
  • Indian Classical Concert: Santoor and Tabla – March 31
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Tri-City Americans vs. Everett Silvertips – March 27

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: Front Row: $10 – $30

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Everett Silbertips during the playoffs.
Info & Tickets:

Tri-Cities Regional Economic Outlook & Annual Meeting – March 28

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasdo
From 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: All Day: $75 TRIDEC Member, $85 Non Member – Lunch Only: $25 TRIDEC Member, $35 Non Member

Join us for the 20th Annual Tri-Cities Regional Economic Outlook and 56th Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will kick off with Alan Robinson, Portfolio Analyst, RBC Wealth Management as the Breakfast Keynote Speaker. Followed by local and national leaders presenting on key economic issues facing the region.

Columbia Basin Badger Club: Higher Education in the Tri-Cities – March 28

Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock St. in Richland
From 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 (must register in advance – includes lunch)

Higher Education in the Tri-Cities: What’s New? What’s Different? What’s Needed?

Higher education is an important component of what we are, and hope to be, as a competitive community. Community leaders fought hard to bring Columbia Basin College and Washington State University Tri-Cities to our community with what some would say is a mixed record of success.

Now, both institutions have collaborative new leaders who have been here a year or less. . . enough time to figure out what’s working and not and to begin to develop plans to right it.

Don’t miss this important opportunity to hear the leaders of these two institutions discuss their challenges, their opportunities, and their visions for the future as they answer questions posed by the Badger Club in a unique new format.

Speakers will be Dr. Sandra Haynes, Chancellor of WSU Tri-Cities and Dr. Rebekah Wood, President of Columbia Basin College.
Info & Registration:

Tri-City Americans vs. Everett Silvertips – March 28

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: Front Row: $10 – $30

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Everett Silbertips during the playoffs.
Info & Tickets:

Friday Family Night – March 29

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.

2019 Quilt Show – March 29 & 30

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $8 – good for both days

The Tri-Cities Quilters’ Guide Annual Show will celebrate everything we love about our region with the theme “Quilts Out West.”. The pioneer spirit bred into the people and the land still infuses our western identify. Let’s celebrate the ideals of exploration, adventure, independence, creativity, and our appreciation of the incredible beauty all around us during this quilt show.

Play: Tortoise vs. Hare 2 – March 29 & 30

VIBE Music and Performing Arts Center, 731 N Columbia Center Blvd. Suite 110B in Kennewick
Friday at 7 p.m.
Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10 – All ages are welcome

Everyone knows that the slow-and-steady Tortoise beat the bragging Hare in the famous race – but when their great-grandkids Ro-Shell the tortoise and Jack Rabbit are talked into a rematch, anything could happen. The race will be on live TV, and their friends have a lot of ideas about how Ro-Shell and Jack can beat one another, but only good sportsmanship can win the day in this zany, lighthearted retelling of the classic fable.

Academy of Children’s Theatre: The Neverending Story – March 29-31

Academy of Children’s Theatre, 213 Wellsian Way in Richland
Friday at 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday at 3 p.m.
Tickets: Children (12 & under) – $10, Students (13-18)/ Seniors (65+)/ Military – $13, Adults – $16 (purchase online)

Told with all the thrills of a classic adventure, the story begins with Bastian, a lonely boy, who stumbles into a curious bookshop where he discovers a curious book – The Neverending Story. Bastian hides in the attic of his school and begins to read, and a huge adventure surges into life…
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Richland Players: Night Watch – March 29-31

608 the Parkway in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sunday at 2 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…
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Chick Day – March 30

Basin Feed & Supply, 9200 W Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick
From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free to attend

Basin Feed and Supply is hosting 2019 Chick Day on March 30th. Bring the entire Family, Free Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Baby Chicks, Snow Cones, and our Mascot Charlie the Chicken!

Encanto at CBC – March 30

Columbia Basin College Performing Arts Center, 2600 N. 20th Ave. in Pasco
From 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $15-$40

Award winning Tenor José Iñiguez brings you Encanto. Encanto is defined as the Ethereal beauty of Opera Aria, Classical instrumental and Mariachi Bolero. José will be accompanied by his 11 piece orchestra. Leading the orchestra will be piano conductor Jeremy Neufeld and concertmaster Maija Henderson. This program is performed every winter in downtown Seattle’s famous Benaroya Hall. Supporting Jose in bringing this unique music program is CBC Foundation, Pasco/Kennewick Rotary and Gamache Winery and many more.

Tri-City Film Club: “Like Father, Like Son” – March 31

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

Drama. Japan. Japanese with English subtitles. NR. 121 min.

Ryotais a man who has earned everything by his hard work, and believes nothing can stop him from pursuing his perfect life as a winner. Then one day, he and his wife, Midori, get an unexpected phone call from the hospital. Their 6-year-old son, Keita, is not ‘their’ son -the hospital gave them the wrong baby. Ryotais forced to make a life-changing decision, to choose between ‘nature’ and ‘nurture.’ Seeing Midori’s devotion to Keita even after learning his origin, and communicating with rough yet caring family that has raised his natural son for the last six years, Ryotaalso starts to question himself: has he really been a ‘father’?

Indian Classical Concert: Santoor and Tabla – March 31

Hindu Society of Eastern Washington, 2100 Bombing Range Rd. in West Richland
From 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Free to attend

World renowned santoor player Sandip Chatterjee and tabla player Subrata Bhattacharya are touring the USA and will perform in the Tri-Cities. Do not miss this mesmerizing performance by the Indian maestros.

Note: Santoor is a string instrument having 72 strings and a magical sound – Tabla is an Indian melodious beat instrument.

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.

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 (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 29: Planet Nine at 7 p.m. and Dynamic Earth at 8 p.m.
– March 30: 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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