- 2016 Quality Trip Winner Duck and Goose Hunting - February 7
- Washington Wine Industry Foundation Party & Auction - February 8
- Winter Camping Basics - February 8
- Hanford Drama: Seussical the Musical - February 10 & 11 (Note: performance for February 8 has been rescheduled to February 15)
- Black History Month Story Time - February 9
- Seed Starting Class - February 9
- CBC Arts Center: Looking Glass - February 9-12
- Howard Crosby Benefit Concert - February 10
- Harlem Globetrotters - February 10
- Battelle Film Club: Omar - February 10
- Three Rivers Coffeehouse: Quinell Oucharek - February 10
- Academy of Children's Theatre: Sherlock Holmes - February 10-12
- 21st Annual Father-Daughter Ball - February 10-12
- McNary's Winter Bird Festival - February 11
- Free Math Tutoring! - February 11
- LIGO Public Tours - February 11
- Mid-Columbia Arts Fundraiser: Pot O' Gold Gaelic Gala - February 11
- Harry Potter Movie Marathon - Fridays & Saturdays
- Valentine's Day 2017
- Art & Other Exhibits
- Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
- Gesa Carousel of Dreams
- The REACH Museum
- Nightlife Music
- Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
- Submit Your Community Event
2016 Quality Trip Winner Duck and Goose Hunting - February 7Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend
The guest speaker for the February general meeting of the Richland Rod and Gun Club will be the 2016 quality trip winners Regan and Amelia Hurlbert. Last year Regan and Amelia Hurlbert won the quality trip drawing at the Club’s Annual Wild Game Dinner and they chose to fund multiple duck and goose hunting excursions using the Burbank Guide Service.
Washington Wine Industry Foundation Party & Auction - February 8Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 5 p.m.
Tickets: $125 per person (a limited number of tickets are available at the door - online sales are closed)
Washington Wine Industry Foundation will host its biggest fundraiser of the year!
Attendees will rub shoulders with over 300 Washington wine industry leaders and lovers while enjoying a reception-style dinner, hosted wine from some of our state's premier wineries, the opportunity to BYOWine to share, fantastic silent and live auctions, and great entertainment. Live music will be provided by Three Rivers Saxtette. Proceeds from the Angel Share portion of the event will go toward scholarships for students seeking careers in the wine industry.
Winter Camping Basics - February 8Kennewick REI, 129 N Ely St. in Kennewick
From 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Free - must register online
You like to camp, but have only tried it in the spring, summer & fall? Join our experienced REI winter camping experts to learn what you need and what to expect when camping in a winter wonderland. We will cover how to plan, how to stay warm, how to select winter appropriate gear and what to expect when setting up camp and during your overnight. Winter camping is a new experience that is a must-do that keeps you outside all year long!
Hanford Drama: Seussical the Musical - February 10 & 11Update: the performance for Thursday night, February 8, has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, February 15. You can still purchase tickets, though.
Hanford High School Auditorium, 450 Hanford St. in Richland
February 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m.
February 11 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $12 & $15 - all tickets are reserved seats
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.
Future date: February 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Black History Month Story Time - February 9Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
From 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Free - targeted audience: Pre-K to 5th grade
Join us for stories, songs and a simple crafty activity geared toward elementary school kids and families to celebrate Black History Month. Followed by an all ages program in the Doris Roberts Gallery.
Seed Starting Class - February 9Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S. Union in Kennewick
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Free to attend
There may still be snow on the ground, but it's time to think about starting seeds indoors! Come learn how to grow your own transplants and save money by getting started on your garden.
WSU Master Gardeners can help you "grow" in the Tri-Cities region. We are trained volunteer gardeners who answer your gardening questions and help to solve your garden and landscape problems.
CBC Arts Center: Looking Glass - February 9-12CBC Theatre, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
February 9-11 at 7:30 p.m.
February 12 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors
"Be what you would seem to be." Charles Dodgson tells publisher Josiah Gibbs is the moral of "Alice in Wonderland." In Jonathan Sutton and Cynthia Mandelberg's play "Looking Glass" we get a glimpse into the life of Dodgson (Lewis Carroll's real name) and the real people that became characters in his books.
We meet the Liddell family including Alice, Dodgson's friends Duckworth and Hayden, his nemesis Jenkins, the fawning Miss Prickett, and other colorful characters. We see Dodgson struggle with his own moral of "Be what you would seem to be." and the consequence of misunderstandings and ill-fated events.
The authors have taken some license with the history of the events but have crafted a powerful and lovely tale that moves between the reality of the day and the Wonderland of Dodgson’s imagination.
This play is rated PG for sensitive content. Ticket may be purchased at Adventures Underground, J.D.’s Time Center, the CBC Bookstore, and at the door.
Orange Show Opening Reception - February 10DrewBoy Creative, 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
From 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Suggested donation: $4
DrewBoy Creative's Orange Show features artistic interpretations of the color orange. This is a juried show. Jurors include: Sena Clara Creston, Washington State University Tri-Cities and Lori Sams, Feves Art Gallery Director. Two awards, created by the jurors, will be distributed to the artists. A People's Choice Award will also be given out. We will have an interactive performance art piece featuring the talents of Cameron Milton, Rachael Thompson, and Claire Elizabeth Dann.
Howard Crosby Benefit Concert - February 10Christ The King Church, 1111 Stevens Dr. in Richland
Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Admission is by donation
Singer Howard Crosby (nephew of the late Bing Crosby) will be performing a range of hits with pianist Randy Kaping. The show will highlight signature songs from 20 of the greatest popular artists spanning the last 75 years… including everyone from Howard's uncle, Bing Crosby, to The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Josh Groban and more.
The performance will include an intermission with light refreshments. The concert will also feature our own Christ the King School's 5th Grade Choir with Luke Liebert as pianist.
The evening will have wide appeal and may be enjoyed by children, teens and adults! It will be performed for the public on a donation basis, with proceeds benefiting Christ the King School.
Harlem Globetrotters - February 10Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $25.50 - $102.50 (plus fees)
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, are back in the Tri-Cities during their 2017 World Tour.
New this season, for the first time ever, the Globetrotters will debut basketball's first 4-point line. The 4-point line will be located 30 feet from the basket – 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA's current 3-point line.
Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.
Info & Tickets: http://www.yourtoyotacenter.com/events-tickets/details/?event_id=4200
Battelle Film Club: Omar - February 10Battelle Auditorium, 902 Battelle Blvd. in Richland
Starts @ 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $4, tickets at the door
Omar is a Palestinian baker who frequently climbs the West Bank barrier to visit his lover Nadia, a high-school girl whom he intends to marry. After being beaten and humiliated by a group of Israeli soldiers, Omar and his childhood friends Tarek and Amjad stage an attack on an Israeli checkpoint. During the attack, Amjad shoots and kills an Israeli soldier.
Later, Omar and his friends are subsequently pursued by the Israeli authorities. During the pursuit, Omar is captured and imprisoned by the Israeli authorities. Facing a lengthy prison term, Omar get an offer from an Israeli agent named Rami to work as a double agent for the Israeli authorities. Will he accept the offer?
(2013) Director: Hany Abu-Assad. Writer: Hany Abu-Assad. Genres: Drama, romance, thriller. Country: Palestine. Language: Arabic, Hebrew. Runtime: 96 min. Color: Color.
Three Rivers Coffeehouse: Quinell Oucharek - February 10
Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Suggested donation: $8.00 / $6.00 seniors and students
Note: this performance was rescheduled from January due to the snow...
Local singer and songwriter Quinell Oucharek will be the featured performer at the 3 Rivers Coffeehouse. Combining catchy melodies with heartfelt lyrics, he writes songs that you can't help but sing along to. With influences ranging from Jack Johnson to The Black Keys, Quinell brings a sound that is not defined by any one genre. He is one artist you won't want to miss.
The coffeehouse begins as usual with an open-mic session. Potential performers should arrive early to sign up for a time slot.
About Quinell Oucharek: https://www.facebook.com/quinellmusic/
Academy of Children's Theatre: Sherlock Holmes - February 10-12Academy 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!
Future dates: February 17 & 18 at 7 p.m., February 19 at 3 p.m.
21st Annual Father-Daughter Ball - February 10-12TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Friday from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. (tickets sold out)
Sunday from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Tickets cost $35.00 per father/father-figure, daughters are free. Note: tickets are only available for Friday & Sunday. Online sales are closed.
What is the Father-Daughter Ball?
The Father-Daughter Ball is an annual Ministry Outreach Event hosted by Calvary Chapel Tri-Cities. This is not a church event and is open to the entire community to attend.
Tickets are still available for Friday and Sunday and must be purchased from:
Calvary Chapel Tri-Cities (Sunday = 50), Tri-City Bible Bookstore (Sunday = 147), Dawson-Richards Tux Shop (Friday = 52, Sunday = 89), and TRAC Center (Friday = 56, Sunday = 164).
Info: https://www.facebook.com/cctcfatherdaughterball/ and https://www.fatherdaughterballcctc.com/
McNary's Winter Bird Festival - February 11McNary National Wildlife Refuge, 64 Maple St. in Burbank
From 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Free to attend
Join the USFWS and the Friends of Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuges for their popular Winter Birds event for the chance to learn more about the winter waterfowl who move through McNary Refuge, to see Blue Mountain Wildlife's Education birds, go on a nature hike, and enjoy presentations of wildlife photos and videos. Hands on family activities will also be available.
Free Math Tutoring! - February 11Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
From 10 a.m. - Noon
Brought to you by Team Battelle Math Tutors
Got a geometry question? Having trouble with your algebra homework? Need to ace that calculus test? Visit us in the STEAM Space at the Richland Public Library for FREE MATH HELP from the Team Battelle Math Mentors and Coaches!
We are a team of Battelle scientists and engineers who can help guide you to a better understanding of algebra, geometry, calculus, and other math subjects. Bring your homework, a recent test, and/or a textbook, and we'll work on the problem-solving skills you need to excel.
Our team hosts free weekly math help sessions every Saturday morning during the school year from 10:00 a.m. to noon (except during holiday weekends) at the Richland Public Library. We aim to help Tri-Cities students excel at all levels of math.
LIGO Public Tours - February 11LIGO 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.
Mid-Columbia Arts Fundraiser: Pot O' Gold Gaelic Gala - February 11Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Tickets: $100 per person
2nd Annual Mid-Columbia Arts Fundraiser! We'll be throwing the fundraising bash of the year in the great Scottish and Celtic traditions of fine food, libations, and lively entertainment. This is a gala fundraising event to support Mid-Columbia Mastersingers, Musical Theatre and Symphony.
There will be gourmet food, fine wines and spirits, auctions, Celtic themed entertainment, DJ and dancing. There is also an online auction.
Info & Tickets: https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?auctionId=266230236
Harry Potter Movie Marathon - Fridays & SaturdaysMid-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!
- Friday, February 10 at 4 p.m. - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Rated PG.
- Saturday, February 11 at 2 p.m. - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Rated PG-13.
- 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.
Valentine's Day 2017Here are some Valentine's Day ideas around the Tri-Cities for February 11-20, 2017. Check back for updates!
- Bookwalter Winery - February 10, 11 & 14
- CG Public House & Catering - February 10-12 & 14
- Chandler Reach Winery - February 11
- 3 Eyed Fish - February 113 Eyed Fish - February 11
- Let's Get Weird Chocolate & Wine - February 11 & 12
- Water2Wine Cruises, LLC - February 11 & 14
- Anti-Valentines Day Bash - February 14
- LU LU Craft Bar + Kitchen - February 14
- Bob's Burgers & Brew - February 14
- Gordon Estate Wine Bar - February 14
- Taverna Tagaris - February 14
- Barnard Griffin - February 14
- Carmine's - February 14
- Fat Olives Restaurant - February 14
- Emerald of Siam Thai Restaurant and Lounge - February 14
- R.F. McDougall's - February 14
- Monterosso's Italian Restaurant - February 14
- Magill's - February 14
- Collegium Café - February 14
- The Garden Tri-Cities - Love. Dine. Laugh. - February 14
- Yakima Valley Red Wine & Chocolate Weekend Event - February 18-20
Art & Other Exhibits
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.
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.
Bechtel National Planetarium ShowsColumbia 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:
- February 10: Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions at 7 p.m. and Secret Lives of Stars at 8 p.m.
- February 11: The Life of Trees at 2 p.m. and Kaluoka'hina: the Enchanted Reef at 3 p.m.
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 Dreams2901-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.
The REACH Museum1943 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 Advocacy Day - February 25
- Ice-Age Floods related tours are taking place again in 2017. The schedule is now available.
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 MusicTri-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!
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.
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 WebsiteFor 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.
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