Things to Do: June 3-9, 2019

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region the week of June 3-9, 2019:

  • Concert: Jersey Boys – June 4
  • CBC Spring Orchestra and Choir Concert – June 4
  • Live @ 5 Summer Concert – June 6
  • CBC Spring Jazz Night – June 6
  • Rude Mechanicals: Twelfth Night – June 6-8
  • Sunset at Southridge – June 7
  • Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival – June 7-9
  • Mid-Columbia Mopars: June Show N’ Shine – June 8
  • Richland Chalk Art Festival – June 8
  • Bill’s Berry Farm Strawberry Jamboree (Prosser) – June 8
  • ACT’s Garden Arts Tour – June 8
  • Bottles – Brews – Barbecues (Prosser) – June 8
  • LIGO Public Tours- June 8
  • Summer Camps 2019
  • All aboard the J&S Dreamland Train Express!
  • Farmers’ Markets in the Tri-Cities
  • The REACH Museum Guided Tours 2019
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Concert: Jersey Boys – June 4


Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $37-$87+

They were just four guys from Jersey until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story – a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true.
Info & Tickets: https://yourtoyotacenter.com/event/jersey-boys/

CBC Spring Orchestra and Choir Concert – June 4


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

The CBC Orchestra, under the direction of Bruce Walker, presents its spring concert program “Love and War in the 20th century” featuring classical and cinematic music by Elgar, Mascagni, Jenkins, and Williams with violin soloist Joseph Linde. They will be joined by the CBC Concert Choir who will perform several modernized arrangements of traditional Afro-American Spirituals. The DeserTones Chamber choir will separate into a Men’s choir and a Women’s choir to perform cherished pieces of those choral traditions.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2269149696678868/

Live @ 5 Summer Concert – June 6


John Dam Plaza in Richland
Starts at 5 p.m.
Free to attend

The Live @ 5 Summer Concert Series will feature Badlandz on June 6. The concert series takes place every Thursday through August 1 and will feature live entertainment, business vendors, food vendors, and a beer and wine garden for those 21 and over.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/TCLiveAt5/

CBC Spring Jazz Night – June 6


Columbia Basin College Theatre, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
From 7 p.m. – 8:30 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.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2227945417325549/

Rude Mechanicals: Twelfth Night – June 6-8


The Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m.
Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.
Tickets: Backstage Pass – $10, Groundling – $5, Adult – $20, Student/Senior/Teacher/Military – $18

Twelfth Night is Shakespeare’s topsy turvy dark comedy about gender and the lengths we go for love.

The storyline has inspired plenty of remakes and adaptations, including the popular teen flick “She’s the Man.”

Our production is set in the aftermath of World War One, and right before the Roaring Twenties jump into high gear. Dr. Emily Rollie, from Central Washington University, directs this fantastically funny and thoughtful production.
Future dates: June 13-15 at 7 p.m. and June 15 at 2 p.m.
Info & Tickets: https://www.rmtheatre.org/

Sunset at Southridge – June 7


Southridge Sports & Events Complex in Kennewick
From 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free to attend

Sunset at Southridge is the Tri-Cities largest food truck event. Experience live entertainment, food trucks & vendors and kids activities. This event occurs every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays from June through August.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/SunsetatSouthridge/

Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival – June 7-9


Sacajawea State Park in Pasco
Friday starts at 5 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

For more than a decade MCTAMA has hosted the Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival and Dutch Oven Rendezvous in Sacajawea State Park during the second weekend of June beginning Friday evening.

This festival consists of live music, a Dutch Oven gathering, camping, workshops, dancing, and delicious food. Last year, approximately 1,000 attendees and performers from all over the nation were in attendance, and local newspaper and television stations covered the event. We are anticipating even greater success for 2018!

The Dutch Oven area will be active on Saturday June 8, 2019. Attendance by the public is free through a separate gate from festival. Paul Mantz-Powers will be teaching a cooking seminar from 11am to 1pm. We are having a private potluck meal for cooks and guests. If you would like to cook with your outdoor Dutch Oven and participate in the potluck, please email us at: info@mctama.org. Being a participant in Dutch Oven area without a festival ticket will not allow you to gain access to the concert area or campground.

Ticket Information:
For all tickets, age 15 and under are free (accompanied by an adult)
Weekend passes: $45.00 (cash or check only at the gate)
Friday pass $18
Saturday pass $25
Sunday pass $15

Note: attendees on Friday must either buy a one day Discover Pass, or have an annual Discover Pass (daily $10 per vehicle, annual $30 per vehicle). These may be purchased at the State Park. Saturday and Sunday are both free days, no Discover Pass required. Campers pay the $13 per night camp fee and don’t need a discover pass.
Info: https://www.mctama.org/sacajawea-bluegrass-festival/

Mid-Columbia Mopars: June Show N’ Shine – June 8


Columbia Point Marina Park in Richland
From 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free for spectators

It’s almost time for the 35th Annual Mid-Columbia Mopars June Show N’ Shine! Get your ride out and head on over to Columbia Point Marina Park in Richland on June 8th 2019! We’ll have several dozen awards given out in Mopar and Non-Mopar catergories! Raffle prizes will be given away constantly throughout the day, plus we’ll have a 50/50 drawing!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/726311124419726/

Richland Chalk Art Festival – June 8


Uptown Shopping Center in Richland
Registration begins at 9 a.m.
12:00 Noon – Judging Begins
4:00 p.m. – Awards Announced
Entry Fee: 0-9 years $5, 10-12 years $7, 13-17 years $7, 18+ years $12

Enter to create your own masterpiece on a sidewalk square or come to see the sidewalks transformed. Artwork will be judged by age groups starting at noon, and the winners will be announced at 4 p.m.

Pre-Registration is open until June 7th. You can pre-register at the Octopus’ Garden, Sunken Treasures Games, or Amber Rose Consignment Boutique. (Pre-registration prices are two dollars less.)
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1098511983690746/

Bill’s Berry Farm Strawberry Jamboree (Prosser) – June 8


3674 N. County Line Road in Grandview
From 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sweet, field ripened Strawberries…they’re the first taste of the summer’s sweet bounty! Come out on any Saturday during Strawberry Jamboree and enjoy the sweet fun of picking your own luscious berries.

After picking berries, relax in our shady park with BBQ and a cool lemonade. Top it off with our famous Strawberry Donuts straight from the fryer! Younger kids will enjoy our two farm Playgrounds, visiting our Animal Farm and a Barnyard Train ride.

Future dates: June 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Info: https://www.billsberryfarm.com/strawberry-jamboree.html

ACT’s Garden Arts Tour – June 8


From 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets: $30 (includes tour and party)

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 8 when Academy of Children’s Theatre (ACT) will present a showcase of some of the most amazing gardens in the Tri Cities! The Academy of Children’s Theatre Garden Arts Tour will take place at seven beautiful gardens located throughout the Tri Cities. The self-guided tour runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A finale Garden Party celebration will conclude the event from 3-5 p.m.

Showcasing a variety of diverse gardens, the 2019 tour features an inside look at the fruits of gardening expertise from an impressive group of amateur horticulturists and landscape architects. This year’s tour features unique gardens in downtown Kennewick, the Street of Dreams, Rancho Reata, Horn Rapids, and North Richland. The finale party will take place at an historic Richland riverfront estate. This event is the only garden tour in the area, and has been held annually for ten years.

Complementing the gardens this year will be performances and demonstrations from a variety of artists, musicians, and performers including the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers.
Info & Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=aoct

Bottles – Brews – Barbecues (Prosser) – June 8


Prosser’s Vintner’s Village, 100 Merlot Dr. in Prosser
From 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tickets: $20 online and $25 at the gate

Get your tickets now for a great day of local wines, craft beer and good BBQ! Wineries, breweries, and live music highlight this day-long outdoor event. Barbecue teams from across the Northwest participate in this juried BBQ competition by the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association. Proceeds go to the Prosser Memorial Health Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides financial and volunteer support to Prosser Memorial Health.
Info & Tickets: https://www.bottlesbrewsbarbecues.com/

LIGO Public Tours- June 8

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.
Info: https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/WA

Summer Camps 2019


Several organizations are offering day camps and other activities for kids and teens in Tri-Cities WA during the summer of 2019. For more information, visit: https://events.tri-citiesguide.org/2019/05/30/summer-camps-2019-tri-cities-wa/.

All aboard the J&S Dreamland Train Express!


The locomotive will be giving rides through Columbia Park from May to September on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.! Rides are $1. The Kiwanis Club of the Horse Heaven Hills owns and operates the train.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/JSDREAMLANDEXPRESS/

Farmers’ Markets in the Tri-Cities


There are several Farmers’ Markets in the Tri-Cities that are open from May through October. The following is a list of Farmers’ Markets in the Tri-Cities and their opening dates:

Historic Kennewick Farmers Market – May 30, 2019 through October 24. Hours are from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday in downtown Kennewick. Note: no market on July 4.
Info: https://www.historickennewick.org/farmers-market and https://www.facebook.com/kennewickfarmersmarket/

Pasco Farmers’ Market – May 11, 2019 through October 26. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the corner of West Columbia Street and South Fourth Avenue
Info: https://downtownpasco.com/pfm/ and https://www.facebook.com/pascofarmersmarket/

The Richland Farmer’s Market at The Parkway – June 7, 2019 through October 25. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday at The Parkway between Jadwin Avenue and George Washington Way
Info: https://richlandwafarmersmarket.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/MarketAtTheParkway

For more information on Farmers’ Markets and Local Food & Farm Producers in the Tri-Cities region, visit: https://tri-citiesguide.org/farm-markets.htm.

The REACH Museum Guided Tours 2019


Upcoming Tours:
– 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.
Info & Registration: https://www.visitthereach.org/tours/

Art Exhibits

Gallery at the Park: Lewing, Lukens & Sims – June 4 through 27

Gallery at the Park, 89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Gallery Hours:
Mondays: closed
Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Free and open to the public

This art exhibition will feature the photographs of Adam Sims, paintings from Paul Lewing and pottery of Loren Lukens. There will be a reception on June 14.
Info: https://www.galleryatthepark.org/

Annual Juried Student Art Show through June 6

Columbia Basin College Arts Center, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
– Monday-Thursday, 8 AM-8:30 PM
– Friday, 8 AM-12 PM
– Saturday- Sunday, Closed
Free and open to the public

Esvelt Gallery is proud to present the Annual Juried Student Art Show. This exhibition gives students a chance to submit their work in a juried and professionally installed exhibition. It includes painting, drawing, illustration, digital media, photography, 2-D design, 3-D design, ceramics, and sculpture. The Student Show celebrates the talent of Columbia Basin College students.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2304080943196701/

White Bluffs Quilt Museum: Warp & Weave Exhibit through July 27

White Bluffs Quilt Museum, 294 Torbett St. in Richland
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free to attend

A new exhibit at White Bluffs Quilt Museum features some amazing textiles, and a number of looms, warped and ready for you to try your hand at weaving. The exhibit also features a collection of Drop Spindles. Drop Spindles were in use before recorded history. The origin of the first wooden spindle is lost to history. Most historians agree that the practice of spinning fibers into yarn or thread existed over 10,000 years ago. Come to White Bluffs and view this new exhibit, enjoy the variety of fibers (animal and plant), the drop spindles, some stunning hand woven fabrics and weave a bit with us.
Info: https://www.whitebluffscenter.org/

Art & Music Festivals – Performing & Visual Art
For more information about non-profit performing & visual art associations and organizations in the Tri-Cities region, visit: https://tri-citiesguide.org/arts.htm.

Nightlife Music


For a list of nightlife music events around the Tri-Cities including happy hours, food, beer & wine, visit Tri-City VIBE!
Info: http://tricityvibe.com and https://www.facebook.com/vibetricities

Bands, Musicians, Venues and Live Music
For more information on bands, musicians, venues, and live music in the Tri-Cities, visit: https://tri-citiesguide.org/music.htm.

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: https://www.visitthereach.org and https://www.facebook.com/reachmuseum/

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: https://tri-citiesguide.org/history.htm.

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:
– June 7: Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions at 7 p.m. and Supervolcanoes at 8 p.m.
– June 8: Apollo 11: 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.
Info & Tickets: https://cbcplanetarium.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=4311 and https://www.facebook.com/CBCPlanetarium/

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: https://tri-citiesguide.org.

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