Here are some events taking place around the Tri-Cities WA region during the month of April 2023:
– Fashion w/ Compassion – April 1, 2023
– 54th Apple Cup Car Racing Action – April 1 & 2, 2023
– Richland Players present Dead Mans’ Cell Phone – April 1 & 2 and April 7-9, 2023
– Feed the Pets! – April 1-30, 2023
– Tri-City Dust Devils Minor League Baseball Games – April 6-8, 2023 and April 18-23, 2023
– Garden Education Series: Rose Pruning Techniques – April 8, 2023
– Spring Eggstravaganza – April 8, 2023
– LIGO Hanford Observatory Public Tour – April 8, 2023
– Lecture: Umoja (Unity): Sustaining African Cultural Arts – April 12, 2023
– Columbia Basin Badger Club Forum: An Insider’s Look at the New Congress – April 13, 2023
– Free Public Shred Day – April 14, 2023
– Jazz Unlimited presents Jaleel Shaw in Concert- April 14, 2023
– Columbia Chorale in Concert: Light Beyond Shadow – April 14 & 15, 2023
– 2023 Tri Cities Men’s Expo – April 14-16, 2023
– Heart of Healing Fundraising Gala – April 15, 2023
– Three Rivers Folklife Society Tumbleweed Fundraiser Concert – April 15, 2023
– Senior Times Expo – April 18, 2023
– 2023 Spring Market – April 21 & 22, 2023
– Eric Herman’s Magic Beans – April 21 & 22, 2023
–Richland Players presents Terry Knox’s one-man show, “Ya Never Know – Hollywood Tales” – April 21-23, 2023
–Vibe Music and Performing Arts Center presents Beauty and the Beast The Musical – April 21-23 and April 28-30, 2023
– Earth Day 2023 – April 22, 2023
– Bells of the Desert presents All Creation Rings – April 22, 2023
– Tri-City Choral Fusion Choral Performance – April 28 & 29, 2023
– Jenny’s Hope Super Pet Adoption – April 29, 2023
– NAMI Family to Family Free Education Program – Starts April 29, 2023
– 26th Anniversary Lakeside Gem & Mineral Club Show – April 29 & 30, 2023
– TriCities Family Fun
– Tri-City Vibe
– Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
Fashion w/ Compassion – April 1, 2023
Uptown Theater, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
Starts at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets: $100 – $125
Join LTC Class XXVI & DVSBF for an elegant evening of style and support with heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and featured fashion show!
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that one in four women will be a domestic abuse victim of some sort, and that one in nine men will also be a victim of domestic violence. For many women, men, and children in the Tri-Cities, escape from these dangerous situations is unobtainable without the help of crucial community programs and support.
This spring, Leadership Tri-Cities (LTC) Class XXVI is proud to join with Domestic Violence Services of Benton & Franklin Counties (DVSBF) in helping to launch their new thrift store providing clothing, household goods, jobs, and job training for clients restarting their lives after escaping domestic violence.
To raise funds for this project as well as general awareness about the store, we are offering you the opportunity to join us in an exciting new community event: Fashion With Compassion!
Fashion With Compassion is a two-part event; first, a world class social hour with a silent auction and heavy hors d’oeuvres, and second, a full-length fashion show featuring local leaders and local survivors as well as clothing primarily sourced from the store.
Info & Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ltc-dvsbf-present-fashion-with-compassion-tickets-528968678557
54th Apple Cup Car Racing Action – April 1 & 2, 2023
Tri-City Raceway, 8280 W Van Giesen St. in West Richland
Gates open @ 9:15 a.m. and Racing Begins @ 1 p.m.
Tickets: $8 – $60 and parking is $5 – $10
Must purchase tickets online
Join us as the Best in the West compete in one of the longest running races in the Pacific Northwest on the World’s Only 1/2 mile Tri-Oval!
The 54th Running Bonney’s Branson Tractors Apple Cup presented by Legends Casino will be one of the best races on the West Coast with 2 Days of Action, Adrenaline & Speed! Fun for Anyone! Bring your friends, family, plus one and come experience the Magic of Stock Car Racing here in West Richland, WA!
Richland Players present Dead Mans’ Cell Phone – April 1 & 2 and April 7-9, 2023
The Richland Player’s Theatre, 608 The Parkway in Richland
April 1, 7 & 8 at 7:30 p.m. and April 2 & 9 at 2:00 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 ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe. It won’t stop. Finally a stranger at the next table has enough and decides to investigate, leading to a dead man with lots of loose ends. A wildly imaginative new comedy about how we memorialize the dead, and how remembering them changes us.
info & Tickets: https://www.richlandplayers.org/dead-mans-cell-phone
Feed the Pets! – April 1-30, 2023
Tumbleweed Cat Rescue is hosting a Pet Food Drive for Pet Owners In-Need in the Tri-Cities and Surrounding Area through April to fill the shelves at Tri-City Food Banks, Family Resource Center of Tri-cities, Benton Franklin Humane Society and Tri-Cities Animal Shelter
Through April, please donate bags or cans of cat and dog food at the following participating locations:
– Bombing Range Brewing Company
– The Dive
– Horse Heaven Hills Pet Urgent Care
– Lazy River Taphouse
– The Medusa
– Moonshot Brewing
– Paws Claws and Hooves Vet Clinic
– Paws Natural Pet Emporium
– PetSmart Kennewick
– The Pitbull Pen
– Ranch & Home
– West Richland Police Department
– White Bluffs Brewing
– Wilco Farm Store (Pasco)
Tri-City Dust Devils Minor League Baseball Games – April 6-8, 2023 and April 18-23, 2023
GESA Stadium in Pasco
General admission tickets are available for $11 and can be purchased online or at the box office.
The Tri-City Dust Devils are a professional minor league baseball team that is located in Pasco. The Dust Devils play their home games at Gesa Stadium.
Tri-City Dust Devils vs Hillsboro Hops – April 6-8 @ 6:30 p.m.
Tri-City Dust Devils vs Spokane Indians – April 18, 20-22 @ 6:30 p.m. and April 19 & 23 @ 1:30 p.m.
Info & tickets: https://www.milb.com/tri-city-dust-devils/
Garden Education Series: Rose Pruning Techniques – April 8, 2023
Waterfall Classroom at the Demonstration Garden, 1620 S. Union in Kennewick
Starts at 10 a.m.
Free to Attend
Grow Healthier Roses! Join our WSU Master Gardener volunteers to learn the proper techniques for pruning roses in your garden.
Spring Eggstravaganza – April 8, 2023
Pasco Sporting Complex, 6520 Home Run Rd. in Pasco
Starts at Noon
Join us at the Pasco Sporting Complex to celebrate spring. There will be games, prizes, an Easter egg hunt, and lots of fun, all at no charge to you.
LIGO Hanford Observatory Public Tour – April 8, 2023
LIGO Hanford Observatory, 127124 N Route 10 in Richland
Free to attend – must register for a time slot
LIGO Hanford Observatory is pleased to announce that it has resumed its “Second Saturday” free public tours. During your visit you will have a chance to explore many interactive and static exhibits now housed in LHO’s new LIGO Exploration Center (LExC). Tours include a one-hour walking tour of the site, time inside the new LIGO Exploration Center (LExC), and a talk by a staff member. LIGO tours are suitable for all ages. The talks are appropriate for visitors aged 12 and up, but all ages are welcome. Multiple tour times are availabe for your convenience, please choose the time slot that works best for you when reserving your ticket.
– All LHO visitors over the age of 18 will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination (physical card or photo of card). We define “fully vaccinated” as at least two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, OR one shot of Johnson & Johnson.
– Masking may be required on the day of your tour. Bring a mask, just in case. Visitors must adhere to LHO’s masking policy on the day of the tour.
– Registration is now required.
– Tours depart from the new LIGO Exploration Center (LExC). Please park first in LExC’s parking lot/overflow lot.
Info & registration: https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/WA/page/lho-public-tours
About LIGO: https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/WA
Lecture: Umoja (Unity): Sustaining African Cultural Arts – April 12, 2023
Online event via Zoom – must register
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Free to participate
Explore the depth and significance of African culture, from its communal philosophies to its lively song and dance. In this interactive talk—part presentation and part performance—artist Afua Kouyaté shares pieces of African culture and folkloric traditions like the Nguzo Saba, or “seven principles,” of Kwanzaa, which include values like umoja (unity), ujima (collective responsibility), and nia (purpose).
Info & Zoom registration: https://www.facebook.com/events/532051168795901
Columbia Basin Badger Club Forum: An Insider’s Look at the New Congress – April 13, 2023
Virtual online via Zoom
From 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 for non-members but must register
Former Republican Congressman Doc Hastings will share his insights and answer audience questions about the current Congress. This is a rare opportunity for our audience to hear from Doc Hastings, who has been relatively quiet in retirement.
Info & registration: https://cbbc.clubexpress.com/
Free Public Shred Day – April 14, 2023
Piton Wealth, 11257 W. Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick
From 8 a.m. – Noon
Open to the public
It’s time to clean out all of your paper clutter and join us at our free community shred day event. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee and a fresh Spudnut donut while Columbia Industries safely disposes your private/confidential documents. Don’t be a statistic, keep your personal information safe from identity theft! Donations of toilet paper, paper towels, and other common household items will go to Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity.
Jazz Unlimited presents Jaleel Shaw in Concert- April 14, 2023
CBC Theatre, P-Building, 2600 North 20th Ave. in Pasco
Program begins at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10/general admission – purchase online
Join us as alto saxophonist and band leader Jaleel Shaw brings his NYC based quartet to the CBC Theatre for an evening of incredible jazz.
He will be appearing with EJ Strickland (drums), Lawrence Fields (piano), and Benjamin Street (bass) in a night of unforgettable music.
Columbia Chorale in Concert: Light Beyond Shadow – April 14 & 15, 2023
Kennewick First Presbyterian Church, 2001 W. Kennewick Ave. in Kennewick
Two performances: Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.
Admission is free with a suggested donation of $10. K-12th grade school students are always free
Mid-Columbia Mastersingers is pleased to present Light Beyond Shadow, a spring concert program featuring the Columbia Chorale and Mastersingers Youth Choir!
2023 Tri Cities Men’s Expo – April 14-16, 2023
HAPO Center in Pasco
Friday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free to attend
The Tri-Cities Men’s Expo is proud to announce it’s return to the Hapo Center April 14-16th, 2023!
The Tri Cities Men’s Expo provides everything a man could want as well as new experiences! This year, make sure to check out the Wrestling Ring, play a round of laser tag and shop for home improvements, off road vehicles, fishing gear and much, much more. Don’t forget the gourmet snacks and stop off at the beer garden!
Heart of Healing Fundraising Gala – April 15, 2023
Red Lion Hotel in Pasco
From 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Single Ticket: $125 / Couples Tickets: $200 – Gala Attire Recommended
Heart of Healing features dinner, entertainment, a live and silent auction, and original artwork by Cork’s Place Kids.
Join us on April 15 for the Heart of Healing Fundraising Gala, benefitting Cork’s Place Kids Grief Center! Enjoy dinner, silent and live auctions, and original artwork by Cork’s Kids. Your support makes a BIG impact for kids grieving a loss in our community.
Info & Tickets: https://chaplaincyhealthcare.org/heart-of-healing/
Three Rivers Folklife Society Tumbleweed Fundraiser Concert – April 15, 2023
All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 1322 Kimball Avenue in Richland
From 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20 general admission – purchase at the door or onliine
A great night of folk and bluegrass music to raise funds for the 2023 Tumbleweed Music Festival. Dan Maher, the longtime host of Inland Folk and a spectacular performer in his own right will be joined by Tri-Cities own progressive Bluegrass Band, The Badger Mountain Dry Band. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 1322 Kimball Avenue in Richland. Park in the back parking lot and enter through the basement.
Info & tickets: https://3rfs.net/civicrm/event/info/?reset=1&id=24
Senior Times Expo – April 18, 2023
Numerica Pavilion at Southridge, Sports & Events Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
From 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Exhibitors showcase their products and services geared toward active and retired seniors. They will offer information about regional activities, health care, investments, retirement, senior living facilities and more. Many also pass out goodies to visitors.
2023 Spring Market – April 21 & 22, 2023
Kennewick Valley Grange #731 – 2611 S. Washington St. in Kennewick
Friday from 12:00 Noon to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission is Free
Come join us for our semiannual Market! Lots of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items. Or order a customized item from one of our talented seamstresses. The café will be open with biscuits & gravy, soup & sandwiches and brownies, fresh from the oven!
Eric Herman’s Magic Beans – April 21 & 22, 2023
Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12 general admission
Eric Herman’s “musical, theatrical, magical, and beanical family experience” returns to the Uptown Theatre in Richland, WA, April 21-22, 2023. Featuring the adventurous and eclectic kids’ music of Eric and the Puppy Dogs, Magic Beans also includes eye-popping video projections, and creative interlude scenes that build on the absurd and the existential.
Info & tickets: https://erichermanmusic.com/shows
Richland Players presents Terry Knox’s one-man show, “Ya Never Know – Hollywood Tales” – April 21-23, 2023
The Richland Players, 608 The Parkway in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets: Adults: $ 20, Senior/Military/Students 18 & over: $17, Children: $10
Richland Players is thrilled to announce Terry Knox’s one-man show, “Ya Never Know – Hollywood Tales,” a limited engagement running from April 21-23. Knox, a native of Richland, is a seasoned actor with an impressive list of credits to his name.
Perhaps best known for his roles on St. Elsewhere and Tour of Duty, Knox has also appeared in a variety of other popular television shows, including V.I.P., Pacific Blue, The Dukes of Hazzard, Murder, She Wrote, and SeaQuest 2032. He has starred in several series, including All Is Forgiven, Rescue 77, and The Road Home.
In addition to his extensive work in television, Knox has also made a name for himself in film, starring in the horror movie Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice. But now, he’s bringing his talents back home to Richland, where he’s currently appearing on stage in productions of The Prude’s Progress, Doublewide, Texas, Miracle on 34th Street, and Other Desert Cities.
“Ya Never Know – Hollywood Tales” promises to be a one-of-a-kind experience, as Knox shares his personal stories of life in the entertainment industry. With humor, heart, and plenty of insider knowledge, Knox’s show is sure to captivate audiences and leave them wanting more.
Info & tickets: https://www.richlandplayers.org/ya-never-know
Vibe Music and Performing Arts Center presents Beauty and the Beast The Musical – April 21-23 and April 28-30, 2023
Kennewick High School
Friday April 21 and 28 at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday April 22-23 and 29-30 at 3:00 p.m.
General Admission: $15, Students and Seniors: $10, Kids 5 and under: Free
Give yourself some enchantment at Vibe’s “Disney’s Beauty and The Beast.” Family theatre at its finest, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end, and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Info & tickets: https://www.vibempac.org/
Earth Day 2023 – April 22, 2023
REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free to attend
Explore environmental solutions and celebrate our relationship with our beautiful planet at this Free event, for people of all ages. Visitors are invited to come by bicycle or by bus via Ben Franklin Transit. They can talk to local environmental organizations, watch science demonstrations, and listen to informative Tri-Talks. There will be electric bikes and an EV show. Additional activities include a student poetry competition hosted by Urban Poets Society, games, surveys, service projects, and a climate simulator. Taco and Thai trucks will be available to provide food, and entertainers will play Earth-care songs and traditional music.
Bells of the Desert presents All Creation Rings – April 22, 2023
Central United Protestant Church, 1124 Stevens Dr. in Richland
From 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
$10 suggested donation, K-12 students free
Bells of the Desert is proud to present their 2023 spring concert: All Creation Rings. Enjoy pieces ranging from astronomy to rivers to animals and more! Bells of the Desert is the Tri-Cities premier handbell ensemble. We enjoy ringing challenging pieces!
Tri-City Choral Fusion Choral Performance – April 28 & 29, 2023
Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
General Admission Tickers $12 – purchase online
Choral Fusion is a choir for youth ages 14-18. We focus mainly on a capella, and we invite you to join us in experiencing the energy that Fusion can bring.
Directed by Joseph Haws. Choreography by Emma Johnson and Kate Larsen.
Info & tickets: https://tricitychoralfusion.com/
Jenny’s Hope Super Pet Adoption – April 29, 2023
Columbia Park in Kennewick
From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free to attend
The 12th Annual Jenny’s Hope Super Pet Adoption event is being held on April 29th, 2023 at Columbia Park.
As our area’s largest pet adoption event, this event brings together pets from local animal shelters and rescues in the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas, providing people with a unique opportunity to interact with our furry friends in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Come learn about each organization and the many ways you can help. Find out about the various volunteer opportunities, foster programs, fundraising events and more!
– Microchip your pet at the event
– Pet Smart Kennewick
– Jenny’s Hot Dog Stand
– Silver Cloud Cat Sanctuary
– Ridge Dogs
– Mary’s Meow Rescue
– Puppy Hut Mobile Salon and Spa
– Tumbleweed Cat Rescue
– Mikey’s Chance Canine Rescue
– Blue Mountain Humane Society
– The Pit Bull Pen
– Adams County Pet Rescue
– Benton-Franklin Humane Society
– Pronto Puppy
– Pet Over Population Prevention POPP
NAMI Family to Family Free Education Program – Starts April 29, 2023
NAMI Tri-Cities is offering a free of cost program to all community members of Tri-Cities starting on April 29th, 2023. Family-to-Family is a evidence based program designed for family members, significant others and friends of a loved one living with a mental health condition. Benefits include meeting others with in common experiences, increasing advocacy skills, learning about accessing local resources, and learning about caring for your loved one while caring for your own well-being. Lunch will be provided during sessions. The program will take place at Lourdes Counseling Center Conference Room, 1175 Carondelet Drive in Richland. Classes will be held each Saturday for 4 consecutive weeks; April 29th, May 6th, May 13th, and May 20th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free to attend – must register at: email@example.com
26th Anniversary Lakeside Gem & Mineral Club Show – April 29 & 30, 2023
Benton County Fairgrounds Building 2, 1500 S. Oak Street in Kennewick
Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: Adults $5.00 (good for both days); Children 14 and under are free (no ATM available so bring cash)
The 26th Anniversary Lakeside Gem & Mineral Club Show activities include: 40 Collectors’ Exhibits, Great Door Prizes, Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Dealers, Fluorescent Displays, Kid’s Korner – Games & Crafts, Silent Auctions, Geode Cracking and Tailgating (Sunday 8:00 a.m. to Noon).
TriCities Family Fun
For family friendly events in and around the Tri Cities, visit https://tricitiesfamilyfun.wixsite.com/familyfunwa.
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
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. 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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