Things to Do March 2022


Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region during the month of March 2022:
– Columbia Basin Concert Band – March 1, 2022
– Richland Players present Prude’s Progress – March 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20, 2022
– Tri-City Americans Hockey Games – March 4, 11, 18, 26 & 27, 2022
– PetSmart National Adoption Event – March 5, 2022
– Collegiate Jazz Choir Night – March 9, 2022
– Columbia Basin Badger Club: UKRAINE: A Primer – March 10, 2022
– Vintage at the Ridge – March 11 & 12, 2022
– Walla Walla Guitar Festival – March 11-13, 2022
– PNNL Community Science and Technology Series – Crafts Workers Support Scientific Mission Through Maintenance and Fabrication – March 15, 2022
– Columbia Basin Badger Club: Birth of a Nation – Examining Systemic Racism – March 17, 2022
– Beer Choir Atomic Chapter – March 17, 2022
– Lecture by Dr. Allison Palumbo – Fighting for Love: Strong Women in Onscreen Romances – March 17, 2022
– CBC Jazz Night – March 17, 2022
– Custer’s Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Show – March 18-20, 2022
– Winter Wine Fete Dinner & Auction – March 19, 2022
– Northwest Winterfest – through March 20, 2022
– Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities presents Christine Tassan et les Imposteures – March 23, 2022
– Santana Blessings and Miracles Tour- March 25, 2022
– Mid-Columbia Symphony presents Resilience – March 26, 2022
– Beautiful: The Carol King Musical – March 29, 2022
– Community Services & Volunteer Opportunities!
– Tri-City VIBE (local live music, food and drink)
– Guide to Tri-Cities Washington Website

Columbia Basin Concert Band – March 1, 2022
Pasco High School Auditorium
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free

The Columbia Basin Concert Band partners with the Pasco High School band program to present an evening of classic and new wind band repertoire.
Info: https://www.cbcartscenter.com/events/columbia-basin-concert-band/

Richland Players present Prude’s Progress – March 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20, 2022
The Richland Players, 608 The Parkway in Richland
March 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19 @ 7:30 p.m. and March 6, 13 & 20 @ 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, All Ages (Special Event Rate): $15.00

In this modern retelling of Jerome K. Jerome and Eden Phillpotts’ classic comedy, upper-class pretenses are satirized when an affluent man is discovered to be someone other than what he appears. Meanwhile, tackling the question of what is a woman’s role in modern society.
Info & Tickets: https://www.richlandplayers.org/the-prudes-progress

Tri-City Americans Hockey Games – March 4, 11, 18, 26 & 27, 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:
– March 4 vs Seattle Thunderbirds at 7:05 p.m.
– March 11 vs Vancouver Giants at 7:05 p.m.
– March 18 vs Seattle Thunderbirds at 7:05 p.m.
– March 26 vs Spokane Chiefs at 7:05 p.m.
– March 27 vs Seattle Thunderbirds at 4:05 p.m.
Info & Tickets: https://amshockey.com/

PetSmart National Adoption Event – March 5, 2022
PetSmart, 6807 W Canal Dr. in Kennewick
From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free to attend and ask questions and maybe adopt a pet!

Numerous dogs and cats will be available from many local agencies for adoption.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1194373267975046

Collegiate Jazz Choir Night – March 9, 2022
Columbia Basin College Theatre in Pasco
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free – limited seating

Jazz Choirs from CBC and their special guest Northwest Nazarene University will share music with the public.
Info: https://www.cbcartscenter.com/events/collegiate-jazz-choir-night/

Columbia Basin Badger Club: UKRAINE: A Primer – March 10, 2022

Virtual online via Zoom
From 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 for non members – must register

Dr. Brigit Farley, WSU Tri-Cities, is a former US Information Agency guide in the Soviet Union. She is an expert on the history of conflict and conquest in Eastern Europe.
Info and registration: https://cbbc.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=392306

Vintage at the Ridge – March 11 & 12, 2022
Numerica Pavilion at the Southridge Sports and Events Complex in Kennewick
Friday from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $5 Per Person at the Door (good both days), Kids 12 & Under are Free

2022 Vintage at the Ridge is a 21,000 sq. ft. shopping paradise featuring antiques, holiday & home decor, gourmet foods, unique gifts, vintage & re-purposed treasures. The show is hosted inside the Numerica Pavilion at the Southridge Sports and Events Complex.
Info: https://www.go2kennewick.com/1179/Vintage-at-the-Ridge

Walla Walla Guitar Festival – March 11-13, 2022
Various Venues in Downtown Walla Walla
Thursday starting at 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday starting at 12 p.m.
Sunday starting at 11:30 a.m.
Tickets: $20 – $150

The 11th annual Walla Walla Guitar Festival will be March 11, 12, 13, 2022 and will feature National, Regional, and Local acts in multiple venues in Downtown Walla Walla.
Info & Tickets: https://wallawallaguitarfestival.ticketbud.com/wwgf11

PNNL Community Science and Technology Series – Crafts Workers Support Scientific Mission Through Maintenance and Fabrication – March 15, 2022
Online via Zoom
From 5 – 6 p.m.
Free – must register

Join Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL) next Community Science and Technology Seminar presented by Jared Moran.

Supporting the scientific mission at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) requires a diverse group of professionals. Aside from many researchers and scientists, PNNL also employs over 200 highly skilled crafts and union workers. These workers perform hands-on work to maintain our facility utilities and fabrication/machining in support of research and development. This helps to transform ideas into tangible realities and support the work our researchers and scientists are performing.
Please register in advance here: https://pnnl.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_1HP6qrriSsiYndBzxM0PfQ
Info: https://www.pnnl.gov/events

Columbia Basin Badger Club: Birth of a Nation – Examining Systemic Racism – March 17, 2022

Virtual online via Zoom
From 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 for non members – must register

With the election of Barack Obama in 2008, our nation had its first African American president. For some, this historic milestone was a clear sign the dreams of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s had been fulfilled – we had finally entered a post-racial era free of divisive issues based on skin color. How could a country that elected a black man as president really be racist? The reality of the intervening years made it clear that, although great progress had been made, race was still a central defining conflict within our nation.

The Columbia Basin Badger Club will present a forum on this important topic, featuring award-winning author Dr. Thomas J. Sugrue.
Info and registration: https://cbbc.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=392306

Beer Choir Atomic Chapter – March 17, 2022
Badger Canyon Dugout, 12125 W. Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Beer Choir Atomic Chapter is Back for the first indoor event in over two years, and just in time for our favorite holiday of the year, St. Paddy’s Day! 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.

Never been to Beer Choir, or don’t remember how it works? Our mission is threefold:
1 Sing loudly…
2 In public…
3 While drinking quality craft beer.
Note: this event is hosted by the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers…
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/332368518851777

Lecture by Dr. Allison Palumbo – Fighting for Love: Strong Women in Onscreen Romances – March 17, 2022
Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
From 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free to attend

How do film and television portray romance for strong, independent women? Why should we care?

Join Professor Allison Palumbo as they explore 40 years of fighting female characters onscreen—from private eyes to cops and spies—who struggle to find love. Even in these fictional worlds, where anything should be possible, romantic relationships tend to disempower female-bodied characters, no matter how kick-ass or otherwise empowered they might seem. (para) Learn how love has been constructed in American culture based on heterosexual norms and power dynamics that favor men’s strength and independence. How do America’s ideals for romance create inequitable relationships? How can we imagine more inclusive and equitable ways of loving?
Info https://www.cbcartscenter.com/lectures/

CBC Jazz Night – March 17, 2022
Columbia Basin College Theatre in Pasco
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free – limited seating

CBC’s Jazz Band and Jazz Choir perform in concert.
Info: https://www.cbcartscenter.com/events/cbc-jazz-night/

Custer’s Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Show – March 18-20, 2022
HAPO Center in Pasco
Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: one day admission $8.00, Kids 12 and under, Free!, Parking is Free

Custer’s 23rd Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Show features professional artists and crafters from across the northwest displaying and selling their Fine Art, Hand Crafts and Specialty Foods.
Info: https://custershows.com/home.php?flag=1&secid=3

Winter Wine Fete Dinner & Auction – March 19, 2022
Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
From 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Tickets: $140 per person

Join us for our 20th annual Winter Wine Fete! All proceeds from this dinner auction will support the programs and services offered through Children’s Developmental Center to young children with developmental delays and special needs.

The evening starts off with a sparkling wine reception, followed by a 4-course meal with wine paring and live auction. Dancing begins at the conclusion of the live auction. The silent auction will be held online. Bidding opens on March 14, 2022 and closes at 7 p.m. on March 19, 2022. Register for the auction by visiting the event website.

We hope you will be able to join us for an amazing evening in support of the mission of Children’s Developmental Center – empowering families and improving children’s lives through comprehensive early intervention services, education, and therapeutic services.
Info & Tickets: https://childrensdevelopmentalcenter.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/2022WineFeteDinnerAuction/tabid/1270651/Default.aspx

Northwest Winterfest – through March 20, 2022

Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick
Open Thursday – Monday
Tickets: $10 per adult (+1.75 fee), kids 12 and under get in Free when accompanied by a ticketed adult

Northwest Winterfest is the Pacific Northwest’s brightest & largest illuminated lantern display and cultural celebration.

You will have a magical experience as you tour dozens of authentically-crafted lighted lanterns. These merry and bright displays celebrate the winter season, its whimsy, its holidays, and its traditions from cultures of the world stretching to every corner of the globe.

Northwest Winterfest is a self-guided, accessible walking tour. Stroll at your own pace and discover the magical lights and sounds. Plus enjoy great food, soft drinks, hot beverages, and of course our Northwest Winterfest souvenir store.
Info & Tickets: https://northwestwinterfest.com/

Community Concerts of the Tri-Cities presents Christine Tassan et les Imposteures – March 23, 2022
Faith Tri-Cities Auditorium, 1800 Road 72 in Pasco
From 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Individual concert tickets will be available at the door when space is available. Adults $25, Students $10.

With a decade and a half of bringing their special blend of Gypsy jazz and revisited cover songs, Christine Tassan et les Imposteures have made a name for themselves on the music scene. The latest show of these four exquisitely talented musicians brings together some of the best works by Django Reinhardt, Félix Leclerc and American swing composers. With a singular mix of virtuosity, daring and humor, the string band draws inspiration from one artist’s poetry and the other’s swing to weave a rich new musical universe. They’ve expanded their concept to the wonderful swing music of some contemporary “friends” of Django and Félix. They revisit hit songs created by George Gershwin, Louis Prima or Charlie Chaplin and blend them nicely with Django’s beautiful melodies.
Info: http://www.communityconcertstc.org/christine-tassan-march-23-2022/

Santana Blessings and Miracles Tour- March 25, 2022
Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $43 – $97+

Few musicians in the history of American popular music inspire the same reverence as Carlos Santana. For more than four decades, he has been one of the music world’s most distinctive and exciting guitarists, maintaining his reputation as an artist who continues to revolutionize the form.
Info & Tickets: https://yourtoyotacenter.com/event/santana-blessings-and-miracles-tour/?instance_id=442

Mid-Columbia Symphony presents Resilience – March 26, 2022
Art Fuller Auditorium at Kennewick High School, 500 Dayton in Kennewick
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Conductor’s Circle – $66, Gold Section – $42, Silver Section – $32, Bronze Section/Youth – $16

The Mid-Columbia Mastersingers joins the Mid-Columbia Symphony for Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem.
Info & Tickets: https://www.midcolumbiasymphony.org/events-and-updates

Beautiful: The Carol King Musical – March 29, 2022
Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $37 – $87+

BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than BEAUTIFUL music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Info & Tickets: https://yourtoyotacenter.com/event/beautiful-the-carole-king-musical/?instance_id=351

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.”

© 2022 All Rights Reserved – Attribution