Things to Do January 2022

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region during the month of January 2022:

– CBC Esvelt Gallery: Arena – A virtual exhibition of work by Lisa Gordillo – January 3 through February 4, 2022
– Tri-City Americans Hockey Games – January 7, 8, 14, 21, 22 & 28, 2022
– The Richland Players presents “Wait Until Dark” – January 7-9, 14-16 & 21-23, 2022
– Ever & After Wedding Expo & Bridal Show – January 9, 2022
– Presentation: PNNL’s Contributions to Biomedical Research – Better Treatment Through Better Understanding – January 11, 2022
– Broadway: Waitress – January 11, 2022
– Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival – January 13-16, 2022
– AACCES Art Show – January 14, 2022
– Columbia Basin Badger Club: Annual Meeting and “The Future of Travel” with Rick Steves – January 20, 2022
– Lecture: Hallowed Harvests -The Story of Humanity in Twelve Farm Paintings – January 20, 2022
– Tri-Cities Sportsman Show – January 21 -23, 2022
– Harlem Globetrotters – January 23, 2022
– Tri-City Family Expo 2022 – January 28 & 29, 2022
– International Order of Rainbow for Girls Membership Drive
– Mid-Columbia Chapter of DeMolay Membership Drive
– Community Services & Volunteer Opportunities!
– Tri-City VIBE (local live music, food and drink)
– Guide to Tri-Cities Washington Website

Esvelt Gallery: Arena – A virtual exhibition of work by Lisa Gordillo January 3 through February 4, 2022
Virtual online – must send an email to gallerydirector@columbiabasin.edu to obtain the Artsteps web link
Free

Esvelt Gallery is proud to present the work of Lisa Gordillo. Arena is a collection of sculptures that respond to U.S. involvement in Guatemala, and to covert-overt international acts of violence.

The exhibit includes several larger floor sculptures, a collection of smaller structures, paper works, and an audio installation. Sculptures in the exhibit are often formed by repetition of a resonant object: Textile braids, standing in for human hair, are organized in a formation of twenty: twenty is one Mayan number for “a body.” Plaster casts mark the space between cupped hands; painted texts mark phrases of Guatemalan poetry alongside code names of military intervention.

The exhibit speaks to our intertwined international histories – often unacknowledged, but increasingly resonant in times of global human rights crises. For more information and the Artsteps web link and upcoming artist lecture, please email the CBC Gallery Director: gallerydirector@columbiabasin.edu.
Info: https://www.cbcartscenter.com/esvelt-gallery/

Tri-City Americans Hockey Games – January 7, 8, 14, 21, 22 & 28, 2022
Toyota Center in Kennewick
Single game tickets: $24 – $34

The Tri-City Americans is a member of the Western Hockey League. The Americans play at the Toyota Center in Kennewick and have entertained fans throughout the Mid-Columbia since 1988.
Game schedule:
– Friday, January 7 vs Seattle Thunderbirds at 7:05 p.m.
– Saturday, January 8 vs Everett Silvertips at 6:05 p.m.
– Friday, January 14 vs Kamloops Blazers at 7:05 p.m. – Military Appreciation Night
– Friday, January 21 vs Portland Winterhawks at 7:05 p.m.
– Saturday, January 22 vs Spokane Chiefs at 6:05 p.m.
– Friday, January 28 vs Everett Silvertips at 7:05 p.m.
Info & Tickets: https://amshockey.com/

The Richland Players presents “Wait Until Dark” – January 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 2022
608 The Parkway
Performances: January 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 @ 7:30 p.m. and January 9, 16, 23 @ 2 p.m.
Tickets: Adult: $20.00, Student (18 and over): $17.00, Military: $17.00, Seniors (over 62): $17.00, Children (17 and under): $10.00

A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy…
Info & Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=ricpl

Ever & After Wedding Expo & Bridal Show – January 9, 2022
The Hapo Center in Pasco
From 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. with fashion shows at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Tickets: $7 – $50

Do you believe in love forever & happily ever after? Come enjoy a fun afternoon and meet with local, talented wedding professionals, vendors & businesses ready to make your wedding dreams come true! You must pick your check in time 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. You do not have to arrive exactly at your check in time, just please not before.
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wedding-expo-bridal-show-tickets-166719690081
Info: https://bridalexpo.love/

Presentation: PNNL’s Contributions to Biomedical Research – Better Treatment Through Better Understanding – January 11, 2022
Virtual online via Zoom
From 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Free – must register for the Zoom session

Presented by Dr. Karin Rodland –

You can’t fix what you don’t understand. In order to develop better treatments, it is vital to understand how the human body works when it is healthy and what goes wrong to cause disease. Leveraging Department of Energy (DOE) strengths in technology development and computer science, researchers at PNNL have made substantial contributions to an improved understanding of human functions in health and disease.

This talk will provide specific examples of discoveries in cancer diagnosis and treatment, the biology of viral diseases including COVID, and further understanding of other diseases including diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
Info & Zoom registration: https://www.pnnl.gov/events/pnnls-contributions-biomedical-research-better-treatment-through-better-understanding

Broadway: Waitress – January 11, 2022
Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $37 – $87+

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county – and a satisfying encounter with someone new – show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this hilarious hit Broadway musical features original music and lyrics by Grammy® Award winner Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), original choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Waiting For Godot), recreated by tour choreographer Abbey O’Brien and original direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin), recreated by tour director Susanna Wolk.
Info & Tickets: https://yourtoyotacenter.com/

Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival – January 13-16, 2022
Founded in 2007, the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival (WWCMF) presents public performances in the vibrant agricultural community of Walla Walla. The goal of the Festival is to deepen the understanding and appreciation of classical chamber music while forging connections between musicians, audiences, venues and the greater community. There are four evening performances during January 2022 as listed below. Admission to each performance is $30 and tickets must be purchased online.

Note: Proof of vaccination is required to attend a performance. Negative tests will not be considered as a substitute for vaccination.

* Portrait of an Artist: David Korevaar, piano – January 13, 2022 *
Foundry Vineyards: 1111 Abadie St. in Walla Walla
From 6 p.m.-7 p m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

A pianist of extraordinary creativity and refinement, David joins WWCMF for the second time. His first? That was back in January 2021 on the festival’s Virtual Concert Hall series. So it is a joy to welcome David to Walla Walla in person and delight in his magnificent artistry. On January 13, 2022, you now know exactly where to spot him, the beautiful gallery at Foundry Vineyards in Walla Walla. Artists: Timothy Christie, moderator; and David Korevaar, piano.
https://www.wwcmf.org/events

* Special Event: Bach’s Goldberg Variations – January 14, 2022 *
The Walls Vineyards: 1015 W. Pine St. in Walla Walla
From 6 p.m.-7 p m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Tonight, we present Bach’s masterpiece in an arrangement for string trio (violin; viola; cello) by violinist Dimitri Sitkovetski. And that is a new and worthy topic unto itself….Artists: Timothy Christie, viola; Artur Girsky, violin; and Rowena Hammill, cello. *Proof of vaccination is required. Negative tests will not be considered as a substitute for vaccination.
https://www.wwcmf.org/events

* Tasting Music: George Enescu Third Sonata for Violin and Piano – January 15, 2022 *
Rôtie Cellars Production Facility: 510 E. Boeing Ave. in Walla Walla
From 6 p.m.-7 p m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The piano surges like the hammered cimbalom, a dulcimer-like instrument of the Romani tradition, while the violin whoops, laments, and dances in turn. It is a sonata unlike any other. Pianist David Korevaar and violinist Maria Sampen bring this astonishing and beautiful work to life. Artists: David Korevaar, piano; and Maria Sampen, violin.
https://www.wwcmf.org/events

* Festival Series – January 16, 2022 *
Gesa Powerhouse Theater: 111 N. 6th Ave. in Walla Walla
From 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Doors: 6:30 p.m.

Carman Moore is a prolific composer, conductor, and educator, having served on the faculties of Carnegie-Mellon and Yale Universities. His works have been performed by major orchestras the world over. BLUE…RED…GREEN was composed in 2007. The festival concludes with the reprise performance of the Enescu Sonata No. 3 for violin and piano. The work will reveal even more of its many mysteries in this second hearing.
Artists: Timothy Christie, viola; Artur Girsky, violin; Rowena Hammill, cello; David Korevaar, piano; and Maria Sampen, violin.
Info & Tickets: https://www.wwcmf.org/events

AACCES Art Show – January 14, 2022
The Space, 1384 Jadwin Ave in Richland
From 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free to attend but donations gladly accepted

The African American Community, Cultural, and Educational Society (AACCES), in partnership with DrewBoy Creative, invites you to join us for an evening of art, music, poetry and more. This show will feature an incredible group of artists who have created work to highlight African American contributions through culture, community, and education to the Tri-Cities and Pacific Northwest.

Food and drink will be provided by Charcuterie by Bree and Fidélitas Wines. As always, entry is free, but if you have the ability give we accept donations at the door.
Info: http://www.drewboycreative.com/events

Columbia Basin Badger Club: Annual Meeting and “The Future of Travel” with Rick Steves – January 20, 2022
Virtual online via Zoom
General membership meeting at 11:30 a.m. and presentation from 12 noon – 1 p.m.
Cost: $5 for non members – must register

The Columbia Basin Badger Club’s Annual Membership Meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. and adjourn in time for Rick Steves’ presentation to begin promptly at 12 Noon. Members and non-members are welcome to attend the Annual Meeting. Author and television personality Rick Steves is America’s most respected authority on European travel.

Those wishing to attend only the Rick Steves presentation may join any time before 12 Noon. Non-members will pay the customary $5 admission fee regardless of whether they attend the Annual Meeting.
Info and registration: https://cbbc.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=392306

Lecture: Hallowed Harvests -The Story of Humanity in Twelve Farm Paintings – January 20, 2022

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Franklin County Historical Society & Museum in Pasco
From 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free to attend

Presented by by Dr. Richard Scheuerman –

Agrarian scenes are among the most prominent works by great artists throughout history. From van Gogh and Picasso to American regionalist Thomas Hart Benton and primitivist Grandma Moses, they focus attention on life’s essentials and the beauty of the countryside known to rural inhabitants since time immemorial. Progressive change to promote wellbeing of landscapes and future generations can be unwisely limited by amnesia as well as nostalgia. Amnesia is to forget about cultural legacies bequeathed by ancestors and society, and nostalgic appeals to life in some halcyon past often overlook the challenges of such times. But memory is a critical discipline that informs appreciation of fine art and folk creations. We remember places, mark meaningful lines, and appreciate paintings for synergy and solidarity to foster human flourishing and stewardship of the land.
Info: https://www.cbcartscenter.com/lectures/

Tri-Cities Sportsman Show – January 21 -23, 2022
HAPO Center in Pasco
Dates & Times – Friday: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
General Admission: Adults: $11.00, Children 6-12: $6.00, Children Under 6: Free
Special Admissions: Friday – Seniors 60+: $6.00, Sunday – Kids’ Day: $1.00 off admission for children ages 6-12, Military: Show your military ID and receive $1.00 off admission

We’re back! Join us for one of the northwest’s finest sportsmen shows.

For outdoor men, women, and children from throughout the region, the HAPO Center will be filled with the latest in outdoor equipment, a trophy antler collection from the northwest, kid’s fishing pond, free air rifle range, free hourly hunting and fishing seminars, and more!

This year’s show will include more booths and exhibits in the recently renovated Arena. Exhibitors include retail merchants, factory reps, outdoor clubs and organizations, taxidermists, wildlife art, fishing boats, and fishing and hunting guides who will be available to help you plan your vacations. Make sure to stick around and listen for your name as there will be hourly door prizes given away.
Info: https://shuylerproductions.com/tri-cities/

Harlem Globetrotters – January 23, 2022
Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 3 p.m.
Tickets: $26 – $106+

The Harlem Globetrotters Spread Game Tour is a basketball experience like no other. Ankle breaking moves, jaw dropping swag, deeper than the three ball we’re talking about 4 point shots. Plus, rim-rattling dunks. These ballers are putting on a show. And new to the Harlem Globetrotter’s family are some on-court characters guaranteed to energize the action and entertainment of every game. We’re talking about laugh out loud funny. Get ready for world class basketball showmanship and full-court fun. Don’t miss seeing the team the whole family will cheer for.

Note: The Event Organizer is requiring proof of a negative test or COVID-19 vaccination to attend this event.
Tickets: https://yourtoyotacenter.com/event/harlem-globetrotters-2/?instance_id=435

Tri-City Family Expo 2022 – January 28 & 29, 2022
HAPO Center in Pasco
Friday from Noon – 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tickets: $7 per adult and $5 per child

Tri-Cities Family Expo is a family event with over 100 vendors whose interest or targets market are children and adults. Live entertainment makes for a lively fun filled day! The Family Expo is once a year in January at the Hapo Center in Pasco.

A portion of ticket sales will be given to the non-profit organizations Royal Family Kids, for the mentorship and empowerment of local foster children, and Soroptimist clubs of Tri-Cities in support of their efforts to improve the lives of women and girls in our community.
Info & tickets: https://www.tcfamilyexpo.com/

International Order of Rainbow for Girls Membership Drive
The International Order of Rainbow for Girls is having a month of service and fun open to girls ages 11-20. Our goal is to give young women a chance to see the variety of ways they can give back and enjoy the company of other women in a Junior Sorority Setting. The events are free, but pre registration is required.

Our registration link is at: https://forms.gle/6HHVcwvEbPpGiY7q6

Our events are as follows:
1/2 – 2:00 p.m. – Dog Biscuit making for Pit Bull Pen, 412 Thayer Drive in Richland
1/5 – 6:00 p.m. – Cookie making and board games, 412 Thayer Drive in Richland
1/12 – 6:00 p.m. – Axe Throwing, 1341 George Washington Way in Richland
1/23 – 1:00 p.m. – Domestic Violence Shelter Supply Drive, 412 Thayer Drive in Richland
1/30 – 1:00 p.m. – Reading with youth at Pasco Library, 7525 Wrigley Dr. in Pasco
2/13 – 2:00 p.m. – Galentines Day Event, 412 Thayer Drive in Richland

To find out more about Tri-Cities Chapter of Rainbow Girls you can email us at: tcrainbow66@gmail.com or call/text 509-366-0903 for more info. You can also find out more about our organization at: https://www.facebook.com/TriCities66IORG/ and https://www.nwrainbow.org/.

Mid-Columbia Chapter of DeMolay Membership Drive
DeMolay is a non-profit Junior Fraternity for boys ages 12-18 to learn leadership skills, do community service, and practice the virtues of scholastic achievement and patriotism. We are doing a month-long membership drive.

Pre-registration is required to attend, but all events are free for boys ages 12-18. Our registration link is at: https://forms.gle/wBY63FnNXTciqYCU9

* On January 8th we are having a board game event 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at 601 West 6th Avenue in Kennewick
* On January 22nd we are having an arcade game event 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at 601 West 6th Avenue in Kennewick January 22nd we will have an Arcade Party at 711 West Vineyard Drive in Kennewick. This will definitely need pre-registration because…. Pizza.
* On January 29th we are having a mystery dinner planned by our members. A week before the event you are going to get an unusual (but safe) set of instructions. That will start at 5:00 p.m. and dinner will be served.

You can find out more about our chapter at: https://www.facebook.com/midcolumbiademolay & https://www.wademolay.org/tri-cities.html and you can find out more about our organization in general at: https://www.wademolay.org/.

Community Services & Volunteer Opportunities
There are over 50 non-profit community service organizations in the Tri-Cities Washington area. These organizations offer services such as counseling, disaster relief, domestic violence, food/clothing/shelter/housing, individual & family services, legal, medical/health services, sexual assault, transportation, etc. In addition, these organizations are in need of volunteers! So find a local cause that you want to support and help out!

Also, several organizations operate thrift stores where proceeds from their sales support community services. These stores rely on donations of saleable goods and volunteer support.
Info: https://tri-citiesguide.org/volunteer-opportunities.htm

Tri-City VIBE!
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

Guide to Tri-Cities Washington 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 Guide to Tri-Cities Washington website: https://tri-citiesguide.org. 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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