Things to Do: April 22-28, 2019

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of April 22-28, 2019:

  • Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society Presentation: Update on Washington’s Wolf Population – Tuesday, April 23
  • Ryan Stevenson in Concert – April 25
  • Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities: Tom Rigney and Flambeau – April 25
  • Friday Family Night – April 26
  • Shane and Shane Live in Concert – April 26
  • Kennewick Valley Grange 2019 Spring Bazaar – April 26 & 27
  • Vibe Music Center: Matilda the Musical – April 26 & 27
  • Yakima Valley Wineries Spring Barrel Tasting – April 26-28
  • Native Plant Appreciation Day – April 27
  • Tri-Cities Cornhole Association Spring Fling 2019 – April 27
  • 3rd Annual Tri-Cities Craft Beer Festival – April 27
  • Hats, History, & High Tea – April 27
  • Tri-City Smash Ultimate Tournament – April 27
  • 3rd Annual HeART of Healing – April 27
  • Tri-City Rage Football vs. South Sound Nighthawks – April 27
  • Camerata Musica: Paul O’Dette and Ron McFarlane – April 27
  • Pasco 5 de Mayo Festival 2019 – Experience the Celebration! – April 28
  • The REACH Museum Guided Tours 2019
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society Presentation: Update on Washington’s Wolf Population – April 23

Kennewick First Lutheran Church, 418 N Yelm St. in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Ben Maletzke, the wolf specialist for the WDFW, will speak about the current status of Washington’s wolf population. The gray wolf was eradicated from Washington by the 1930s. Wolves occasionally wandered into Washington from nearby states and provinces, but it was not until 2008 that the first pack with pups was reported in our state – nearly 80 years after they had disappeared. The population had grown about 30% per year since then and today there are more than 15 packs of wolves, mainly in the Northern and Eastern reaches of Washington.

Ryan Stevenson in Concert – April 25

Crossview Community Church, 540 N. Colorado St. in Kennewick
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a special guest artist to open!
Tickets: $10 – $15 plus fees

Crossview is excited to welcome Ryan Stevenson to put on a concert fresh after he finishes touring with Toby Mac on the Hits Deep Tour. This will be an up close and personal opportunity to see and hear Ryan’s heart for worshipping our Savior and Creator! All tickets are general admission.
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Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities: Tom Rigney and Flambeau – April 25

Faith Assembly, 1800 N Road 72 in Pasco
From 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Admission: Individual concert tickets will be available at the door when space is available for Adults ($25) and Students ($10).

This band of all stars simmers and cooks with musical intelligence. Their high-energy show features tight-ensemble playing, deeply infectious grooves, and rich solos. Renown guitarist Danny Caron, boogie-queen pianist Caroline Dahl, Steve Parks on bass, and Brent Rapone on drums have carved evocative and powerful uplifting music, led by that guy in the red boots: violinist, composer, Cajun fiddler, and leader of the American Roots Band, Tom Rigney.

Friday Family Night – April 26

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.

Shane and Shane Live in Concert – April 26

Calvary Chapel Tri-Cities, 10611 W. Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick
From 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tickets: $12 pre-sale or $15 at the door

Calvary is bringing SHANE and SHANE live in concert on April 26th. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Calvary office or online.
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Kennewick Valley Grange 2019 Spring Bazaar – April 26 & 27

Kennewick Valley Grange, 2611 S Washington St. in Kennewick
Friday from 12 noon – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free to attend

Come join us for our semiannual bazaar! With items ranging anywhere from information on Celebrate Recovery® to gifts for any upcoming event in your life! Lots of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items. Or, order a customized item from one of our talented seamstresses. Also, the cafe will be open with biscuits & gravy, soup & sandwiches and brownies fresh from the oven!

Vibe Music Center: Matilda the Musical – April 26 & 27

Vibe Music Center, 731 N Columbia Center Blvd. Suite 110 in Kennewick
Friday at 7 p.m.
Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets: Children 5 & Under: free, Students 6-18: $10, Adults: $12, Matinee: $8 (purchase tickets online)

Get ready to come see Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical! This show will be at Vibe’s NEW in-house theatre.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality.

Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Future dates: May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 at 7 p.m., May 4 and 11 at 2 p.m.
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Yakima Valley Wineries Spring Barrel Tasting – April 26-28

The Yakima Spring Barrel Tasting in April is your chance to get a jump on tasting and purchasing some of the best wines in wine country. A visit to the Valley will allow you to sample yet-unfinished wines from the barrel. You can visit wineries in Benton City and Red Mountain that are participating in this event.

Native Plant Appreciation Day – April 27

McNary Wildlife Refuge, 64 Maple St. in Burbank
From 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free to attend

Friends of Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuges will be hosting their next Family event, Native Plant Appreciation Day. The day will include wildflower field trips, dissecting plants, children’s crafts and displays. Jim Dillman will speak about the status of butterflies in our state. Ernie Crediford will talk about native plant gardening and his experiences. Refreshments! Fun for the whole family!

Tri-Cities Cornhole Association Spring Fling 2019 – April 27

J Bookwalter Winery, 894 Tulip Lane in Richland
Registration at 11:00 a.m. and Bags fly at Noon
Registration Fee: $100 Per Team

Tri-Cities Cornhole Association present the Spring Fling 2019 at Bookwalter Winery on April 27th, 2019. Come out and have fun, enjoy the BBQ, Beverages and from Portland – DJ Sworth. Limited to the first 64 Teams. (Get your team entered as this event will sell out).
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3rd Annual Tri-Cities Craft Beer Festival – April 27

Southridge Sports & Events Complex in Kennewick
From Noon – 6 p.m.
Admission: $25 general admission in advance or $30 at the door, $5 for designated driver (includes complementary soda/water)
Must be 21+ to attend

Join us for the 3rd Annual Tri-Cities Craft Beer Festival at the Southridge Sports and Events Complex in Kennewick! This event will feature 30+ Washington craft breweries pouring more than 100+ craft beers from the Home of the Hops. Come to the Tri-Cities Craft Beer Festival to learn more from our expert brewers while you drink beer from the source and eat local food.
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Hats, History, & High Tea – April 27

Franklin County Historical Society & Museum, 305 N 4th Ave. in Pasco
From 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25

The Franklin County Historical Society & Museum is hosting their annual Hats, History, & High Tea event that features delicious tea, hats through history on display, door prizes, and sweet & savory treats – wear a hat (if you have one)! Call 509-547-3714 to RSVP.

Tri-City Smash Ultimate Tournament – April 27

Go Bowl, 2799 W Lewis St. in Pasco
From 2:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $5-15

This is a video game tournament for the super smash brothers game for the Nintendo switch. All proceeds minus payout and operating costs will go to the Boys and Girls Club (Pasco Branch), and is a big community event to not only get new players of any age to come out, but to also encourage the community to give back. What to bring: Bring a controller! Consoles are not required but are very helpful!
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3rd Annual HeART of Healing – April 27

Uptown Theater, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $60.00

Join us for the 3rd annual Heart of Healing benefit for Cork’s Place. This unique event, featuring original artwork by local children and teens will be held Saturday, April 27th at 6 p.m. In addition to art, there will also be auctions and a raffle, wine and beer, hors d’oeuvres, testimonials, and music. Proceeds support free grief care services for children, teens, and families.
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Tri-City Rage Football vs. South Sound Nighthawks – April 27

Neil Lampson Stadium, 505 S. Garfield in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $15, kids 10 and under free

Come out and support your Tri-City Rage (semi-pro football team) as they take on the South Sound Nighthawks in NCFL Regular Season Action. The game will be played at Neil F Lampson Stadium in Kennewick.

Camerata Musica: Paul O’Dette and Ron McFarlane – April 27

Kennewick First Presbyterian Church, 2001 W Kennewick Ave. in Kennewick
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Free to attend – donations accepted

Paul O’Dette and Ronn McFarlane are the featured performers during their program: For Two Lutes – Virtuoso Duets from Italy and England.

Pasco 5 de Mayo Festival 2019 – Experience the Celebration! – April 28

Downtown Pasco (110 S 4th Ave.)
From 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Free community event

Welcome to the Annual Pasco 5 de Mayo Celebration! The Pasco 5 de Mayo Festival is a place of joy, happiness, music, dance, celebration, and connection. Our festival is family oriented and offers a true cultural experience through traditional music, amazing Mexican cuisine, horse dancing and so much more!

The REACH Museum Guided Tours 2019

Upcoming Tours:
– April 27 – White Bluffs Hike – $97.73 per person
– May 10 – Dry Falls – $108.59 per person
– May 18 – Wallula Gap Hike – $97.73 per person
– August 10 – Coyote Canyon Mammoth Dig – $108.59 per person
– August 17 – Kayak Hanford Reach National Monument – $108.59 per person (Sold Out)
– September 7 – Vineyards & Winemaking – $124.88 per person
– September 14 – Hops to Bottle – $119.45 per person
– September 20 – Southern Cheney-Palouse Scablands & Palouse Falls – $119.45 per person

The REACH is offering their guided tours for 2019. Lunch and transportation is provided unless noted on the tour website page.
Payment is required in full the Monday prior to the tour. Full refunds will be given if cancelled two weeks before the tour date. 25% of ticket cost will be withheld if cancellation occurs after the two week deadline. Tours are subject to cancellation. All tours depart from The REACH (1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland) unless otherwise stated on the tour website page.
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Art Exhibits

Gallery at the Park: Mid-Columbia Watercolor Society – through  April 26

Allied Arts Association’s Gallery at the Park, 89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Mondays: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Starting April 7th – Sundays: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Free to attend

This exhibition will feature selected works from members of the Mid-Columbia Watercolor Society.

Esvelt Gallery Exhibit: (extra): terrestrial and ordinary – through May 3
Esvelt Gallery at Columbia Basin College, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday- Sunday, Closed
Free to attend and open to the public

This two person exhibition will present the photographic/ sculptural work of Nicholaus Arnold and the sculptural assemblage of Ashley Jonas. Arnold’s work explores loss and loneliness in a series titled “i wish i were an astronaut,” which pairs beautifully with the sculpture of Jonas, which places focus on objects and their relationship to the space around them.

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:
– April 26: Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions at 7 p.m. and Supervolcanoes at 8 p.m.
– April 27: 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.
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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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