Things to Do: March 16-22, 2020

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region March 16-22, 2020:

Note: community events are being cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please check back for updates. The following events for this week have already been cancelled:
– All Tri-City Americans hockey games
– Richland Players: Wait Until Dark
– Tri-City Quilter’s Annual Quilt Show
– Custer’s Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Show
– Othello Sandhill Crane Festival
– Food Truck Showcase
– Mid-Columbia Symphony presents Salute to Youth
– March for Respect

The following events are now cancelled:

  • CBC Choir & Orchestra Concert – March 17
  • CBC Winter Jazz Night Concert – March 19
  • Girls Night Out Fundraiser – March 20
  • Beer Choir: Atomic Chapter St. Paddy’s Day Meeting – March 20
  • Rock Your Socks Run (10K, 5K, 1 Mile) – March 21
  • Disney Jr. Mira Play Date – March 21
  • St. Joseph’s School Annual Crab Feed – March 21
  • 6th Annual Honky Tonk Hoedown benefiting Rascal Rodeo – March 21
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows – March 21

CBC Choir & Orchestra Concert – March 17 – NOTE: Cancelled

Columbia Basin College Arts Center, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

The CBC Concert Choir will present a variety of selections from South Africa and traditional choral repertoire. The DeserTones Chamber Choir will perform a tribute to Vincent Van Gough and a Starry Night. Both ensembles are directed by Dave Cazier. They will be joined by the CBC Orchestra, under the direction of Bruce Walker performing full symphonic works by Bantock and Beethoven.

CBC Winter Jazz Night Concert – March 19 – NOTE: Cancelled

Columbia Basin College Arts Center, 2600 N 20th Ave. 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.

Girls Night Out Fundraiser – March 20 – NOTE: Cancelled

Richland Church of the Nazarene, 2500 Jericho Rd. in Richland
From 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Suggested donation: $5 at the door

Come out for a night of shopping, prizes, and fun for a great cause! We will have vendors of all kinds for you to shop at. Raffle prizes drawn throughout the night – raffle tickets are $2. Proceeds will go towards the Walk To End Alzheimer’s. For more information call Julie or Kirsten at (509) 491-3946.
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Beer Choir: Atomic Chapter St. Paddy’s Day Meeting – March 20 – NOTE: Cancelled

RF McDougall’s, 1705 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free to participate – food and drink extra

Hosted by Mid-Columbia Mastersingers –

Sing! Drink Beer! Join us for one of our favorite chapter meetings, the annual St. Paddy’s Day edition with all of your favorite Irish and Celtic tunes. Other song requests are certainly welcome, especially when you feed the tip jar.

We will provide the Beer Choir Hymnal and have a grand time in the ancient tradition of people singing while drinking beer. Stay for as little or as long as you’d like.

Rock Your Socks Run (10K, 5K, 1 Mile) – March 21 – NOTE: Cancelled

Chiawana Park (West End) in Pasco
Race starts at 9 a.m.
Entry Fee: 1 mile: $5, 5K: $10, 10K: $15 (plus a processing fee)

Why Rock your Socks? On March 21, the world celebrates Down Syndrome Day. We are fortunate to be able to hold the run on this day this year!! On this day, we show our support, love, acceptance and awareness for individuals born with Down Syndrome by wearing colorful socks. So why not wear them in a run and show our support as we rock the course?

This year will be different from years past because the run falls on Down Syndrome Day so we want to make it a big party! There will be special food, gift baggies and a celebratory cake for all finishers to commemorate Down Syndrome Day.
Info & Registration:

Disney Jr. Mira Play Date – March 21 – NOTE: Cancelled

Columbia Center Mall, 1321 N Columbia Center Blvd. in Kennewick
From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free to attend

A fun play date to celebrate the release of Disney Jr.s newest show, Mira! We will have crafts, face painting, hair shimmers, snacks, fun activities and more! Note: located in Center Court, next to Easter Bunny.

St. Joseph’s School Annual Crab Feed – March 21 – NOTE: Cancelled

Dillon Hall, St. Joseph’s Catholic School, 901 W. 4th Ave. in Kennewick
From 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tickets: $35 – must be 21 or over to attend

Looking for a fun night out without the kids? This year’s PTO Crab Feed will be on Saturday March 21st from 5-9 p.m. in Dillon Hall. Come have all you can eat dungeness crab, baked potatoes, salad, rolls, and desert. There will be a DJ, games, and prizes. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets are $35 and available from the school or parish office as well as online (purchase by March 20).
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6th Annual Honky Tonk Hoedown benefiting Rascal Rodeo – March 21 – NOTE: Cancelled

Southridge Sports & Events Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
From 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tickets: $55 per person

It’s a Honky Tonk Hoedown to raise funds to keep our rodeos free of charge to the special needs communities throughout the Pacific Northwest and Las Vegas! Catered by Tip Pit BBQ! Yeehaw! This will be the biggest and best yet!
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Doors, bars and silent auction open
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner and Program
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Boot Scootin’ Hoedown with Dance lessons and live music from Jamie Buckley

Art Exhibits

Gallery at the Park: Mid-Columbia Woodturners – through March 27
Gallery at the Park:, 89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Mondays: closed
Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Mid-Columbia Woodturners will be having a show at The Gallery At The Park through March 27.
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Esvelt Gallery: “Something Old, Something New” by Juventino Aranda  – through March 19

Esvelt Gallery at Columbia Basin College, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Gallery Hours:
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

Aranda’s work investigates the complexities surrounding the politics of immigration, personal experiences and identity. He is represented by the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle, Washington, with his first solo show “Weed the Lawn and Feed the Roses”. In 2016 he was the recipient of the James W. Ray Venture Project Award. His work is part of numerous private and public collections including the Tacoma Art Museum and the Microsoft Corporation. He received his Bachelor of Fine Art from Eastern Washington University.

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 – NOTE: Cancelled

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)

– Saturday, March 21: Secret Lives of Stars at 2 p.m. and Stars of the Pharaohs 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:

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