Things to Do: November 11-17, 2019

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

  • PowerUp Charity Night With Columbia Basin Veterans Center – November 11
  • Presentation: The Science Behind Turning Nuclear Waste into Glass – November 12
  • Warren Miller’s Film: “Timeless” – November 12
  • Mikey’s Chance Dinner with Auction and Raffle – November 13
  • Harlem Globetrotters – November 13
  • Washington Cattlemen’s Association Convention – November 13-15
  • Tri-City Photography Club: Macro-Photography – November 14
  • Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities: Tango Del Cielo – November 14
  • Columbia Basin College Drama Production: “This Random World” – November 14-16
  • Jingle & Jazz Dinner and Benefit Auction – November 15
  • Hanford Drama presents “Dueling Pianos for Drama” – November 15
  • Academy of Children’s Theatre: Frozen Jr. – November 15-17
  • The Richland Players: Inherit the Wind – November 15-17
  • Drummers and Dancers – November 16
  • Native American Heritage Day – November 16
  • 41th Annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival – November 16
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Spokane Chiefs – November 16
  • Three Rivers Folklife Concert: Lauren Sheehan – November 16
  • Broadway Baritone Douglas Webster in Concert – November 17
  • Holiday Bazaars 2019
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

PowerUp Charity Night With Columbia Basin Veterans Center – November 11

Powerup Arcade Bar, 1022 N. Columbia Center Blvd, Suite 210 in Kennewick
From 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Join us in the arcade to help raise money and awareness for The Columbia Basin Veterans Center. All you have to do is show up and play arcade games. For every token used, we will donate .25 cents. We will have happy hour all day long! Come play and give back!

Presentation: The Science Behind Turning Nuclear Waste into Glass – November 12

Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S. Union St. in Kennewick
From 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free to attend

You are invited to join us for PNNL’s Community Science and Technology Seminar Series – “The Science Behind Turning Waste into Glass,” a presentation by Charmayne Lonergan.

Over 50 million gallons of legacy nuclear waste from WWII need to be contained in a stable form. The preferred approach to prevent contamination of the environment and local communities is turning the waste into glass, or vitrification. Glass is an interesting material with properties (such as color, how it flows, density, and others) that are controlled by its chemistry and processing. Work is on-going at PNNL and around the world to understand how we can optimize glass chemistry to solve real world problems! This presentation will describe why glass is an ideal approach for trapping nuclear waste.

Warren Miller’s Film: “Timeless” – November 12

Richland High School Auditorium, 930 Long Ave. in Richland
From 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $17 plus fee

The only constant is change, but winter stoke is eternal. After seven decades of celebrating skiing and snowboarding, Warren Miller Entertainment can confirm that nothing compares to the excitement of another season in the mountains.

Join the kickoff to winter with our 70th film,Timeless, presented by Volkswagen, featuring ski veterans like Glen Plake and Forrest Jillson, alongside up and coming athletes like Queen of Corbet’s Catie Zeliff and Olympic skier Jaelin Kauf.

Explore the enduring spirit of winter across the globe, from the slopes of the Colorado Rockies to the rooftop of the Alps, and the steep sat Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, to Mustang Powder Lodge in the Monashee Mountains in British Columbia.
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Mikey’s Chance Dinner with Auction and Raffle – November 13

Uncle Sam’s Saloon, 8378 W Gage Blvd. in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission: $10 at the door to get a wristband & with the wristband you can get $1 domestic pints & $2 craft pints of beer till 9 p.m.

Come hang out at Uncle Sam’s Saloon for a fantastic fundraiser supporting Mikey’s Chance Canine Rescue! We will be having a silent auction and raffle drawings. Get some great stuff all while helping us raise money to continue saving and helping dogs in need!

Harlem Globetrotters – November 13

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Tickets: $26 – $103
Starts at 7 p.m.

This is more than a basketball game. It is more than a show. It is the one and only Harlem Globetrotters in an all-new, larger-than-life world tour! You’ll be on your feet, out of your seat, laughing until it hurts and loving every moment. Get your tickets today!
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Washington Cattlemen’s Association Convention – November 13-15

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
Registration: $300

The 2019 Washington Cattlemen’s Association Convention is an event that brings together Washington farmers and ranchers, as well as many other beef industry stakeholders for educational opportunities, policy discussion and development, and a cattle focused trade show. This year we are excited to have workshops with Ranching for Profit and Echelon Front.
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Tri-City Photography Club: Macro-Photography – November 14

Benton County PUD Auditorium, 2721 W. 10th Ave. in Kennewick
From 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free to attend

The presentation for the November meeting of the Tri-City Photography Club is about the fascinating topic of Macro-Photography. Macro-Photography is the word used to describe taking close up photographs of things such flowers, rocks, jewelry, Christmas ornaments and any object, living or not, that provides us with a sort of microscopic view of the world in which we live. Come and see and learn about this delightful and fascinating way to take photos; it may open your eyes to things unseen and give you a whole new way to capture with your camera what is around us.

Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities: Tango Del Cielo – November 14

Richland High School Auditorium, 930 Long Ave. in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Individual concert tickets will be available at the door when space is available. Adults $25, Students $10

Concert harpist Anna Maria Mendieta leads you through the tight turns, dips, and smoky cafes of Argentina by performing the passionate and sensuous music of the tango and the dramatic and fiery Spanish flamenco. She brings together the harp, strings, percussion and dance- experience this wholly captivating music in a way never before presented.

Columbia Basin College Drama Production: “This Random World” – November 14-16

Columbia Basin College Theatre, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Starts @ 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 for students and seniors, $12 for adults

A touching comedy by Steven Dietz, directed by Ginny Quinley. We want to believe that serendipity brings us together, but is that just a myth? Mining the comedy of missed connections, This Random World asks the serious question of how often we travel parallel paths through the world without noticing. From an ailing woman who plans one final trip, to her daughter planning one great escape and her son falling prey to a prank gone wrong, this funny, intimate, and heartbreaking play explores the lives that may be happening just out of reach of our own.

Jingle & Jazz Dinner and Benefit Auction – November 15

Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center, 2525 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
From 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tickets: $65 – the event is cocktail attire

Jingle & Jazz is Modern Living Services Annual Fundraiser and 2019 marks the events 9th year!

Please join us for this amazing event to help Modern Living Services make a difference in the lives of adults in our community with disabilities by helping us provide housing, respite care, and art programs. The evening includes a gourmet dinner, delicious wines, live and silent auctions, a dessert dash and much more.
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Hanford Drama presents “Dueling Pianos for Drama” – November 15

Uptown Theater, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
From 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15, food & drink extra – this is a 21+ event (ID required)

Join us the evening of November 15th at the Uptown Theatre to sing along to your favorite tunes from Broadway and pop to the oldies! Food truck social hour – 6 to 7 p.m., main event – 7 to 10 p.m.; wine, beer and soft drinks available for purchase all evening. Bring your friends and some cash, and be prepared to kick up your heels along with Emcee James Jones and other local guest stars!
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Academy of Children’s Theatre: Frozen Jr. – November 15-17

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) – $10.00, Students (13-18)/ Seniors (65+)/ Military – $13.00, Adults – $15.00

Plot Summary Frozen: A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!
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The Richland Players: Inherit the Wind – November 15-17

The Richland Players, 608 The Parkway in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets: Adult: $17.00, Student: $14.00, Military: $14.00, Seniors (over 62): $14.00 – Fees: $2 per ticket online

A classic work of American theatre, based on the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, which pitted Clarence Darrow against William Jennings Bryan in defense of a schoolteacher accused of teaching the theory of evolution.

The accused was a slight, frightened man who had deliberately broken the law. His trial was a Roman circus. The chief gladiators were two great legal giants of the century. Like two bull elephants locked in mortal combat, they bellowed and roared imprecations and abuse. The spectators sat uneasily in the sweltering heat with murder in their hearts, barely able to restrain themselves. At stake was the freedom of every American. One of the most moving and meaningful plays of our generation.
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Drummers and Dancers – November 16

REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $10, Students/Seniors/Military: $6, Children 5 and under: Free, REACH Members: Free

Drummers and Dancers are back for another year at the REACH!

We are honored to have the Nixyáawii Community School Student Dancers and Drummers from Pendleton, Oregon, who share and promote Tribal Heritage, Culture, and Languages, showcase a variety of social dances on Saturday, November 16 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The first performance will begin at 11:00 a.m. and the second performance at 1:00 p.m. Both will include a Grand Entry, Round Dance, Rabbit Dance, and Owl Dance. There will be opportunities for audience participation throughout the day. Special thanks to Curtis & Phyllis Bearchum and singers Jess Nowland, Julian Gone, Kelsey Burns, and Wilbur Oatman.

Native American Heritage Day – November 16

Richland Public Library, 955 NorthgateDr. in Richland
From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free to attend

Lots of fun activities planned throughout the day for the entire family. Hands on activities include rock art, tee pee construction and decorating, totem pole, tule mat construction, duck decoys, dream catchers, puzzles, games, drawing, coloring and more.

Activities also include:
– Native American Storytelling at 12:00 p.m.
– Native American Dance and Regalia Performances at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
– Display of Native American artifacts, crafts and tools display 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the American Indian Science & Engineering Society, Columbia River Professional Chapter.

41th Annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival – November 16

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
From 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tickets: $57 + fee – ticket price includes wine glass, wine, and food – must be 21+ to attend

The evening includes wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, a silent auction, and a judged wine competition coordinated by the Tri-Cities Wine Society. Come enjoy open tasting of some of the best wines in the area! Silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Tri-Cities Wine Society’s education fund.

Tri-City Americans vs. Spokane Chiefs – November 16

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

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Spokane Chiefs.
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Three Rivers Folklife Concert: Lauren Sheehan – November 16

Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2819 W. Sylvester St. in Pasco
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $14 general admission in advance at The Bookworm and Octopus’ Garden, or at the door.

The featured performer at the monthly Three Rivers Folklife Concert is Lauren Sheehan – Roots Americana – guitar, banjo & vocals.
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Broadway Baritone Douglas Webster in Concert – November 17

The Listening Room at Magnolia Music Studio, 430 George Washington Way in Richland
From 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tickets: General Admission $25, Student $15, VIP tickets $50 (Includes a hosted reception with Douglas Webster at The Bradley with wine and hors d’oeuvres, immediately following the concert. Age 21+)

Mid-Columbia Opera on the Vine and Carousel Concerts Portland present acclaimed Broadway Baritone Douglas Webster and pianist Benjamin Walley in an evening of songs and stories from Opera to Broadway and The Great American Songbook.
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Holiday Bazaars 2019

The staff at Tri-Cities Business News has compiled a list of holiday bazaars around the Tri-Cities that are taking place in November and December. For more information, visit:

Art Exhibits

Esvelt Gallery Exhibit: ‘Wolf Fork Canyon’ presented by Tara J Graves – through November 26
Esvelt Gallery, Columbia Basin College, 2600 N 20th in Pasco
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday- Sunday, Closed
Free admission and open to the public

Tara J Graves is a photographer with a focus in fine art, who draws inspiration from her surroundings. She incorporates varying subjects, such as night photography, landscape, architecture, water, and topography. Photography is a way to explore themes. To take the time to see and focus on the details, combining the technical and creative to achieve the aesthetic. One aspect of photography that compels her is using the camera to play with perspective. She lives and works in Walla Walla, Washington. The exhibit runs through November 26.

DrewBoy Creative: Beyond the Walls of Perception Part One – David V35 Solo Art Show – through the end of the year

Confluent Space, 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 5-8 p.m, Friday & Saturday 12-8 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m.
Free to attend

We are proud to host David Vasquez’s solo show at Confluent Space Tri Cities. David is one of the most talented artist in the region. You will not want to miss this show! The art is for mature (i.e. PG-13) audiences.

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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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:
– November 15: Planet Nine at 7 p.m. and Dynamic Earth at 8 p.m.
– November 16: Secret Lives of Stars at 2:00 p.m. and Stars of the Pharaohs at 3:00 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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