February 11, 2017
Published: February 11, 2017

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of February 13-19, 2017:
  • Valentine's Day - February 14
  • Tri-City Genealogical Society: World War I - February 15
  • Hanford Drama: Seussical the Musical - February 15
  • Columbia Basin Badger Club - The Geo-Politics of Energy: Under a New Administration - February 16
  • The Ancient Fruitcake: What Really, Really Old Food Tells Us - February 16
  • Mom's & Son's Night Out - February 17
  • Harry Potter Movie Marathon - February 17 & 18
  • Meatballs and Mob Hits - February 17 & 18
  • Vibe Music Center: Peter Pan JR. the Musical! - February 17 & 18
  • Tri-City Americans Games - February 17 & 18
  • Tri-Cities RadCon - February 17-19
  • Academy of Children's Theatre: Sherlock Holmes - February 17-19
  • ACT Pirates & Superheroes Breakfast - February 18
  • Franklin Co. Saddle Club Tack Swap - February 18
  • The Great Backyard Bird Count - February 18
  • PetSmart National Adoption Event - February 18
  • Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association: Fiddle and Variety Show - February 18
  • Craft Brews and Bacon Festival - February 18
  • 3 Rivers Folklife Concert: Hank and Claire - February 18
  • Camerata Musica: The Telegraph Quartet - February 18
  • Yakima Valley Red Wine & Chocolate Weekend Event - February 18-20
  • Trek Polar Social Roll - February 19
  • I-MAC 2017 Backpacking School - March 6 through April 17 - Note: registration is now closed!
  • I-MAC 2017 Mountaineering School - Classes begin March 7 - Note: registration is now closed!
  • Art & Other Exhibits
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • Gesa Carousel of Dreams
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • The REACH Museum
  • Nightlife Music
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Valentine's Day- February 14

Here is a list various restaurants, wineries, etc. around the Tri-Cities where you can celebrate Valentine's Day:
  • Bookwalter Winery
  • CG Public House & Catering
  • Stick+Stone
  • Water2Wine Cruises, LLC
  • Anti-Valentines Day Bash
  • Dutch Bros. Luv Day
  • LU LU Craft Bar + Kitchen
  • Bob's Burgers & Brew
  • Gordon Estate Wine Bar
  • Taverna Tagaris
  • Barnard Griffin
  • Carmine's
  • Fat Olives Restaurant
  • Emerald of Siam Thai Restaurant and Lounge
  • R.F. McDougall's
  • Monterosso's Italian Restauran
  • Magill's
  • Collegium Café
  • The Garden Tri-Cities - Love. Dine. Laugh.
For more information, visit: http://blog.tri-citiesguide.org/2017/02/valentines-day-2017.html.

Tri-City Genealogical Society: World War I - February 15

Benton PUD Auditorium, 2721 W 10th Ave. in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

The guest presenter at the monthly Tri-City Genealogical Society meeting is Glen Allison, World War I re-enactor. Wearing a World War 1 doughboy uniform and carrying a 1917 Winchester rifle, Glen will present a re-enactment of what life was like and the experiences of an enlisted soldier 100 years ago. You can also view display cases of actual WWI artifacts.

The Tri-City Genealogical Society was founded in 1961 as an organization whose purpose is to educate members and the public on the purposes and methods of genealogical research. Our extensive collection of research materials (books, periodicals and CDs) are located at 1314 Jadwin Ave. in Richland.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/TriCityGenealogicalSociety

Hanford Drama: Seussical the Musical - February 15

Hanford High School Auditorium, 450 Hanford St. in Richland
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12 & $15 - all tickets are reserved seats

Note: this performance replaces the one cancelled on February 8.

Hanford Drama presents the fun, family friendly Seussical the Musical. Join us in a wonderful musical journey through many of Dr. Seuss' famous books.  Follow The Cat in the Hat; watch as Horton finds the Whos on a speck of dust; visit Gertrude, Yertle the Turtle and many more. This whimsical show with few spoken parts, but tons of music will keep young and old on the edge of their seats. Come relive your childhood with Hanford Drama!

Tickets can be purchased at Hanford High School, Black Box foyer (south entrance), Monday-Friday, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., and Adventures Underground bookstore, in the Uptown, 1391 George Washington Way, Richland, during business hours.

Note: Hanford Drama has proudly partnered with The Children's Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia to hold a book drive during each of our performances of Seussical The Musical. Please bring your New or Gently Used books when you arrive to our show. For every book donated, patrons will receive a raffle ticket towards a literature basket. Winners drawn at the last performance, need not be present.
Info: http://hanforddrama.org/on-stage/

Columbia Basin Badger Club - The Geo-Politics of Energy: Under a New Administration - February 16

Richland Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock St. in Richland
From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $30 in advance, $35 day of - must register online (free for members) - price includes dinner

The guest presenter at the Columbia Basin Badger Club's dinner meeting is Dr. Conca, scientist, environmental speaker and author.

Based on his book with co-author Dr. Judith Wright, titled The GeoPolitics of Energy: Achieving a Just and Sustainable Energy Distribution by 2040, Conca will discuss a rational global energy strategy that can achieve an ethical and sustainable energy mix in the U.S. and the world, one that can deliver over 30 trillion kWhs per year, the amount needed to eradicate global poverty, and how much this will cost.

The Columbia Basin Badger Club is an exciting and vibrant organization dedicated to civil discourse of the important topics of the day. We pride ourselves in being non-partisan.  Our club never takes sides, but our speakers do, and the result is often a lively discussion that improves our understanding of the world around us.
Info and Registration: http://cbbc.clubexpress.com/content.aspx

The Ancient Fruitcake: What Really, Really Old Food Tells Us - February 16

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

A presentation by Harriet Baskas-

This talk is not about the old leftovers in the fridge. It is about food that is so old, so unusual, or so meaningful, that no one dares throw it away. Discover the foods archeologists have found buried with mummies, the petrified banana so appealing it sparked a Banana Museum, the 350-year-old fruitcake handed down through generations, 2000-year-old bog butter; and the pickle that has been in a jar since the 1860s.

During this "chew and chat," author and broadcaster Harriet Baskas explores how and why these and other formerly fresh foods may have been forgotten, intentionally tucked away, or preserved due to unusual or peculiar circumstances.

And, more importantly, we'll talk about how these and other vintage vittles can and do hold memories, tell stories, and connect us with family, with culture, and with history.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1791898871058468/

Mom's & Son's Night Out - February 17

City Hall Activity Center, 525 N. Third Ave. in Pasco
From 6:45 p.m. - 9 p.m.
For boys ages 5-12
Cost: $25 Resident Couple, $30 NR Couple - $8 Resident Additional Boy, $10 NR Additional Boy
Note: add $5 late fee after February 7

Ladies, its your turn to share a casually dressed, fun-filled evening with your little guy. The event will start with games, food and fun, so come appropriately dressed. The evening will then end with some dancing! Includes refreshments and a goodie bag for each boy!

With your registration you will receive one free 4X6 photo and you will also have the option to purchase additional photos. Photos will begin 1/2 hour before the event at 6:15 p.m. and will be available until approximately 8:00 p.m. When you register, please complete the form and mark whether you only want the free 4X6 or will be purchasing more.
Info & Registration (class #W111): https://www.pascoparksandrec.com/CourseActivities.aspx?id=32&cat=20

Harry Potter Movie Marathon - February 17 & 18

Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S. Union St. in Kennewick
Admission is free

The Harry Potter movie marathon is a part of a month-long celebration during February featuring the exhibition J.K. Rowling's Magical World, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"-themed branch programs, and the Night at Hogwarts event on March 3. Movies are free, first come, first seated!

Upcoming Movie Schedule:

  • Friday, February 17 at 4 p.m. - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Rated PG-13 
  • Saturday, February 18 at 2 p.m. - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Rated PG. 
  • Friday, February 24 at 4 p.m. - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Rated PG-13. 
  • Saturday, February 25 at 2 p.m. - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Rated PG-13.
Children under 13 will not be admitted without an adult for movies rated PG-13. Also, no concessions will be available for purchase; attendees are welcome to bring their own snacks (and pillows)!
Info: https://www.midcolumbialibraries.org/events/movies

Meatballs and Mob Hits - February 17 & 18

Barnard Griffin Winery, 878 Tulip Lane in Richland
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $55 per person (all inclusive of tax, gratuity and 2 glasses of our expertly crafted wine) - reservations required

After indulging in the lovefest that is Valentine's Day, join us Friday, February 17th OR Saturday, February 18th, for Meatballs and Mob Hits! Enjoy an Italian inspired 4 course meal while listening to the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers perform hits made famous by Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima and more! Call (509) 627-0266 for reservations.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1633531830286664/

Vibe Music Center: Peter Pan JR. the Musical! - February 17 & 18

The Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
Friday at 7 p.m.
Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Admission: Adults $12.00, Students/Seniors (55+) $10, Children under 5 free! - Matinee show on Saturday $7.50

Join Vibe Music Center for our production of Peter Pan Jr. the Musical! Our talented students have been working hard to provide the show of a lifetime! Invite everyone you know!

Tickets for the play are available over the phone (we do a will call at the entrance) or they can be purchased at the door of the show or in person at our studio. Tickets available by calling 509-572-2555.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1439694826064028/

Tri-City Americans Games - February 17 & 18

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: $20 adults 20+, $18 seniors 62+, $11 teen 10-19 yr, $9 youth 3-9 yr

The Tri-City Americans will be competing against the Seattle Thunderbirds on February 17 and the Spokane Chiefs on February 18. So come out and cheer them on!
Promotions: http://amshockey.com/ticket-promotions/
Info: http://www.amshockey.com/

Tri-Cities RadCon - February 17-19

Red Lion Inn, 2525 N 20th in Pasco
From 2 p.m. Friday through 3 p.m. Sunday
Admission: Adults and Teens(13-17): $45, Children 12 and under: free with adult admission

Radcon is a non-profit, fan run Science-Fiction / Fantasy convention held once a year on Presidents Day Weekend (Friday-Sunday) in the Tri-Cities area. Radcon has everything a Gamer, Artist or Fantasy/Sci-fi fan can dream of. Radcon is open to people of all ages, races and universes.

Come hang out, hash over old and new, and have some fun. The membership to our convention totals more than 2,500 attendees.
Info: http://www.radcon.org/

Academy of Children's Theatre: Sherlock Holmes - February 17-19

Academy of Children’s Theatre, 213 Wellsian Way in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m.
Sunday at 3 p.m.
Tickets: Adults $15; seniors and students $12; ages 12 and under $9 (purchase tickets online)

In a gloomy house in London, the criminals, Jim Larrabee and his wife, Madge, at present using the name Chetwood, are nearing the culmination of a daring blackmail plot. However, to their dismay, they have heard that their intended victims have engaged the services of the celebrated private detective, Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. Watson. Consequently, the game is afoot and adventure and mystery are at hand!
Info: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=aoct

ACT Pirates & Superheroes Breakfast - February 18

Applebee's, 43 Columbia Point Dr. in Richland
From 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Cost: $10 per person (purchase online)

Enjoy breakfast while meeting your favorite pirates and superheroes! One ticket includes a breakfast and drink as well as the chance to get autographs and pictures.

All proceeds will go to the Academy of Children's Theatre Boosters pledge towards the Capital Campaign Fund to build a permanent 300 seat theatre in the ACT location.
Tickets: http://www.academyofchildrenstheatre.org/tickets/events/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1875451556000604/

Franklin Co. Saddle Club Tack Swap - February 18

Franklin County Saddle Club, 2801 N Road 60 in Pasco
From 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Franklin County Saddle club will be hosting their annual tack swap where you can buy, sell, trade tack, clothing and other horse related items.
Info: http://www.franklincountysaddleclub.com/

The Great Backyard Bird Count - February 18

The REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Anytime from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to participate
Admission: $8 adults, $6 students/seniors, kids 5 and under free (members free)

The Great Backyard Bird Count is scheduled at the REACH Museum with activities and crafts for the whole family. Keeping track of the birds in your neighborhood can make a difference. There will be short birding hikes to help you learn about the basics of bird identification as you participate in an annual international bird census. It's easy and fun to be a citizen scientist!
Info: http://visitthereach.org/

PetSmart National Adoption Event - February 18

PetSmart, 6801 W. Canal Dr. in Kennewick
From 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Adoptable pets are looking for furever homes from numerous local agencies. PetSmart is dedicated to finding homes for homeless pets in our area by working with various animal shelter organizations in the Tri-Cities.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1690408004583628/

Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association: Fiddle and Variety Show - February 18

Columbia Valley Grange, 64th and Court St. in Pasco
From 6:00 pm. - 9:00 pm.
Free to attend

Join the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association in their semi-annual show that will feature old time fiddling, western music and bluegrass acts. Fun for the whole family. A Northwest tradition.

The Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association (District #12) is about great music and new friends, non-players as well, who enjoy the same things you do! A wonderful group of people will support you and/ or mentor you, whether you're a beginner, an expert, or in-between.
Info: http://wotfa12.weebly.com/

Craft Brews and Bacon Festival - February 18

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door and include 5oz tasting glass and 4 tokens.

Come join us for micro brew tasting and live entertainment! Complimentary food will be provided by area restaurants and caterers who will each be competing for the best bacon dish of the night! Wine will also be available.

Entertainment will be provided by The Knutzen Brothers and The Vaughn Jensen Band!
Info and tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/673702339465405/

3 Rivers Folklife Concert: Hank and Claire - February 18

Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2819 W. Sylvester St. in Pasco
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $14, $12 seniors and students - in advance at The Bookworm and Octopus' Garden, or at the door.

Hank and Claire will be double-heading their own show: the first part of the evening will be "Pete Seeger: The Man and the Music". This is a multi-media exploration in story and song of Pete's long and passionate life as an activist.

The second part of the evening will be a set of popular Hank and Claire songs and instrumentals. Some covers, some originals and some contemporary singer/songwriter favorites.
About Hank and Claire: http://www.hanknclaire.com/
Info: https://www.facebook.com/3RiversFolklife/

Camerata Musica: The Telegraph Quartet - February 18

Battelle Auditorium, 902 Battelle Blvd. in Richland
Starts at 8:00 p.m.
Admission: free but patrons receive priority seating - donations gladly accepted

The Telegraph Quartet, from San Francisco, is a string quartet that will be playing selections by Haydn, Dvorak, and Schuman. The quartet consists of the following performers:
Eric Chin - Violin
Joseph Maile - Violin
Pei-Ling Lin - Viola
Jeremiah Shaw - Cello

About The Telegraph Quartet: http://www.telegraphquartet.com/
Program Info: http://cameratamusica.com/the-telegraph-quartet.html

Yakima Valley Red Wine & Chocolate Weekend Event - February 18-20

The Red Wine & Chocolate Weekend Event provides a distinctive and elegant offering of fine chocolate and fine wine. Visit the more than 40 wineries in Yakima Valley Wine Country during Presidents' Day weekend as each winery pairs sumptuous chocolate desserts with their very own remarkable red wines. Wineries from Yakima, Zillah, Prosser, and Red Mountain will be participating.

Purchasing a Premier Pass allows access to exclusive benefits available only during this special event weekend. Premier Pass holders will be able to experience a variety of specialty Red Wine & Chocolate pairings, library tastings, and tours not available to the public.

Save $5 by purchasing your Premier Pass online for $30 (online sales end February 14). Premier Passes are also available for $35 at the door during the event weekend. Passes are non-refundable.

Tasting hours are typically 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Note: please bring your own wineglass or purchase one at your first stop.

Premier Pass: https://wineyakimavalley.org/shop/tickets/red-wine-chocolate-premier-pass/

Info: https://wineyakimavalley.org/events-item/red-wine-and-chocolate/ and https://www.facebook.com/yakimawines 

Trek Polar Social Roll - February 19

Trek Bicycle Store, 3801 S Zintel Way, Ste B120 in Kennewick
From 1 p.m - 3 p.m.
Free to participate - must register online

Nothing warms the soul like an afternoon outside with family and friends. Join Trek Bicycle Store of Kennewick for the Trek Polar Social Roll—a winter ride through Kennewick at a pace perfect for families, new riders, and experienced cyclists alike.

Please arrive by 1:00 p.m. to check in and sign the ride waiver. The ride will depart at 1:30 p.m. for a casual six-mile roll through the Southridge neighborhoods. We'll celebrate at Holy Mac & Deli after the ride.

All riders must have helmets, and we strongly recommend daytime running lights and high visibility clothing. Winter cheer is required!
Info & Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trek-polar-social-roll-tickets-29892441096?aff=es2

I-MAC 2017 Backpacking School - March 6 through April 17 - Note: registration is now closed!

Location: Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
When: Monday nights from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Classes are free to attend - the only cost is a suggested Handbook, a compass for the wilderness travel portion, and your personal gear for the graduating backpack trip. Space is limited.

Are you looking for outdoor experience deeper in the wilderness, watching the sun set and rise from your campsite, spending a night or more under the stars with more time to savor the sights, smells and sounds of the natural world? Do you want to know how to be comfortable spending days on the trail with nothing but the gear on your back?

Inter-Mountain Alpine Club (IMAC) members with many years of backpacking experience will teach backpacking techniques in a series of indoor and outdoor sessions in March and April culminating in an actual backpacking adventure.

Attend all or just what you wish, graduation backpack not required. Classes available to all experience levels but geared toward those with little or no outdoor experience. Register in advance. The deadline to register is Friday, March 3, for the whole course or by 9 p.m. the night before the next session.

Topics covered: The Basics, Ten essentials, Leave No Trace, Packs, Tents, Sleeping systems, Food, Water & Cooking, Wilderness Travel Including Map & Compass, conditioning hikes and field exercises, Safety & First Aid, and Equipment Demos. See schedule: http://www.imacnw.org/pdf/backpacking_school_2017_schedule.pdf.

Registration: Email hiking@imacnw.org and put backpacking school in the subject. Please include your first and last name as well as contact information.
Info: http://www.imacnw.org/

I-MAC 2017 Mountaineering School - Classes begin March 7 - Note: registration is now closed!

Location: Columbia Basin College in Pasco
When: Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. with practical exercises on Wednesdays and some weekends. Classroom days run a total of 10 weeks with a class graduating climb of a Washington or Oregon volcano. Class size is limited!
Cost: The course is free but there will be required gear and a text to purchase

Here's your chance to learn some basic mountaineering skills and meet like minded people. Inter-Mountain Alpine Club (IMAC) is a club with 70 years of experience in climbing mountains and tackling alpine objectives.

What you'll learn: Knots, Basic Avalanche Awareness, How to Rock Climb, Anchors, Clothing I Layering, Trip Planning, Belaying, Compass and Navigation, Rappeling, Gear Selection, Rope Team Travel, Ascending Ropes, Crevasse Rescue Techniques, Basic Wilderness First Aid, and Rock Climbing.

Prerequisites include:
- Experience in backpacking and overnight trips (if you lack this please look into our backpacking school).
- Correct clothing and layers (will be covered in class)sturdy leather boots, we rent some of the gear: harnesses, ice axes, crampons and helmets.
- Be in good physical condition to hike, climb and summit mountains (we go over conditioning in the class).
- Willing and able to learn and assist others when needed, mountaineering is a team sport. You rely on your team to be proficient and your team relies on you to be the same. Your life very well may depend on it.

Registration: contact Sherry Antoniak Email: 6cloudy7@gmail.com, Call or Text: 509-619-2390.
Info: http://www.imacnw.org/

Art & Other Exhibits 

Orange Show through March 10
DrewBoy Creative, 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday: 5-8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 12-8 p.m.

DrewBoy Creative's Orange Show features artistic interpretations of the color orange. This is a juried show and jurors include: Sena Clara Creston, Washington State University Tri-Cities and Lori Sams, Feves Art Gallery Director.

The exhibit features about 40 pieces from local artists inspired by the color orange.
Info: http://www.drewboycreative.com/

Felicia Follum/Empty Bowls through February 24
89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Local artist, Felicia Follum, will be exhibiting her work during the month of February.

Empty Bowls (benefit for Tri-Cities food bank):  
We at Allied Arts have always believed that art is a benefit for the community. This year we are going to use art to benefit our community in a new and very tangible way. Allied Arts Association is joining the national grassroots movement called "Empty Bowls" to raise money for the Tri-Cities food bank and promote awareness of hunger in our own community and around the world (www.emptybowls.net).

Empty Bowls works through the donations of local artists and community members. Approximately 200 bowls will be sold at the Gallery at the Park in February 2017. The bowls can be various sizes, glazes, styles, functional or decorative. The goal is to use these empty bowls to remind community members about the issue of hunger. Customers can purchase the bowls for a suggested donation of $20. All proceeds from the sale of these bowls will go to the Tri-Cities Food Bank to help with their mission of serving needy people in the area.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/383772261976260/ and http://www.galleryatthepark.org/new-blog/

J.K. Rowling Exhibit through March 5
Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S. Union St. in Kennewick

The exhibit, called J.K. Rowling's Magical World, explores the characters, places and powers that make up the wizarding world of the international bestselling author.

The month-long celebration includes the exhibition, "Fantastic Beasts"-themed programs, and a Harry Potter movie marathon. The final program will be A Night at Hogwarts on March 3 at Kennewick library.
Info: https://www.midcolumbialibraries.org/event/jk-rowlings-magical-world-exhibition-ribbon-cutting-opening-reception

Art & Music Festivals - Performing & Visual Art
For more information about non-profit performing & visual art associations and organizations in the Tri-Cities region, visit: http://tri-citiesguide.org/arts.htm.

Exhibits at The REACH Museum
1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Sunday & Monday - closed
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Admission: $8 adults, $6 students/seniors, kids 5 and under free - annual memberships are also available for purchase 

The Columbian Mammoth Discovery -
At the Columbian Mammoth Discovery exhibit, presented by the MCBONES Research Center Foundation, visitors can visualize and understand the process of research, from the first hypothesis to the studying of the bones, soil composition and other natural materials.  There are big bones to see plus, learning more about the digs in 2017.

Tri-Cities, Hanford and the Cold War Exhibit -
The Manhattan Project and Hanford Engineering Works played a crucial role in ending WWII. This exhibit explores the monumental effort to create and deploy a massive secret weapons project and its role in the creation of what became the atomic era. Check out the Berlin Wall, take a trip along I-90, and listen to the Tri-Citians who were here for it all.
Info: http://www.visitthereach.org

Bechtel National Planetarium Shows

Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave. (Bldg D), in Pasco
Admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors; $3 ages 6-12, free 5 and under (purchase tickets online)

Showing this week:
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.
Tickets and info: http://www.columbiabasin.edu/index.aspx?page=1496 and https://www.facebook.com/CBCPlanetarium

Attractions & Things to Do
For attractions & things to do around the Tri-Cities region, visit: http://tri-citiesguide.org/attractions-things-to-do.htm.

Gesa Carousel of Dreams

2901-F. Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Token Prices: Individual Token: $3, Four for $10, Ten for $20

The Gesa Carousel of Dreams is a world-class piece of art you can ride, touch, and feel. The carousel is a treasure for all generations to visit and enjoy! The carousel consists of 45 horses, three chariots and other features. It averages between 1800 and 2500 riders per weekend.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/gesacarouseldreams

LIGO Public Tours

LIGO Hanford Observatory, west of Richland off Horn Road, 127124 N. Highway 10.
Come take a look at LIGO!  At 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. 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.

Note: tours are no longer taking place on the fourth Friday of the month.
Info: http://www.ligo-wa.caltech.edu/informal.html

The REACH Museum

1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Sunday & Monday - closed
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Admission: $8 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.

Upcoming events:
  • The Great Backyard Bird Count - February 18
  • Museum Advocacy Day - February 25
  • Ice-Age Floods related tours are taking place again in 2017. The schedule is now available.
Info: http://www.visitthereach.org and https://www.facebook.com/reachmuseum/

Museums, Interpretive Centers, and History Resources
For information about museums, interpretive centers, and history resources for Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby towns & cities in Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon, visit: http://tri-citiesguide.org/history.htm.

Nightlife Music

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

Also, check out Tri-Cities Cork & Fork - Tri-Cities, WA foodie page... pictures taken by real people at favorite local establishments. We love food & drink!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/tricitycorkfork/

Tri-Cities Jam/Open Mic Community
Looking for a place to try out a new song or just want to play and have no gig? The Tri-Cities Jam/Open Mic Community provides a listing of Open Mics and Jam Nights in the greater Tri-Cities area.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/Tri-Cities-JamOpen-Mic-Community-925736630819618/

Tri-Cities Karaoke
For karaoke venues and a calendar of karaoke events in the Tri-Cities, check out: https://sites.google.com/site/tricitykaraoke/.

Bands, Musicians, Venues and Live Music
For more information on bands, musicians, venues, and live music in the Tri-Cities, visit: http://tri-citiesguide.org/music.htm.

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: http://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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