July 15, 2017
Published: July 15, 2017

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of July 17-23, 2017:
  • Thunder on the Island Concert - July 19
  • International Conference on the Shroud of Turin - July 19-22
  • TriConf 2017 - July 19, 21 & 22
  • Live @ 5 Summer Concert - July 20
  • Glow Hike: Badger Mountain - July 20
  • Kevin Farley Comedy Show - July 20 & 21
  • Rock of Ages Musical - July 20-22
  • Tri-City Dust Devils vs. Eugene Emeralds - July 20-24
  • Sunset at Southridge - July 21
  • Pasco's Sounds of Summer - July 21
  • Family Outdoor Movie Night - July 21
  • 3rd Annual Brews by the Blues Festival (Milton-Freewater) - July 21 & 22
  • Basin Summer Sounds (Ephrata) - July 21 & 22
  • Renegade Rage 2017 - July 22
  • Rascal Rodeo Charity Walleye Fishing Derby - July 22
  • Silent Auction for My Friends Place - July 22
  • Hooptastic 3on3 Basketball Tournament- July 22 & 23
  • Cheech & Chong Comedy Show - July 23
  • Summer Movies for Kids & Families 2017
  • Summer Camps 2017
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Thunder on the Island Concert - July 19

Clover Island Inn, 435 Clover Island Dr. in Kennewick
From 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Free family entertainment

The Thunder on the Island concert on July 19 will feature Back Roads.

Thunder on the Island is free weekly concert series that runs every Wednesday through August 16. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Info: http://cloverislandinn.com/2017/04/21/summer-concert-series-2017/

International Conference on the Shroud of Turin - July 19-22

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (free to attend this session)
Thursday from 7:45 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday from 7:45 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday from 7:45 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Registration for the entire conference: $165 with meals, $65 without meals

The Shroud of Turin is an ancient linen burial cloth that has been in Turin, Italy, since 1578. According to ancient tradition, the Shroud of Turin is the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth.

The International Conference on the Shroud of Turin will present the latest research and evidence on the Shroud of Turin images, history, DNA, image formation, and dating including carbon dating. The conference is open to the public.

Researchers from the US, Italy, Spain, and other countries will be presenting their research. Replicas of the Shroud of Turin will be on display.
Info & Registration: http://shroudresearch.net/

TriConf 2017 - July 19, 21 & 22

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. in Richland
Suggested cost $10 (Attendee tickets are pay-what-you-want. $0 is just fine, if that's your preference.)

TriConf is back! TriConf is the original community organized, barcamp style conference.

What is barcamp? Barcamp is a style of event where the community nominates 20-min lightning talks they could give on subjects that they are passionate about. This means you! Wednesday night topics and speakers will be chosen. Friday & Saturday there will be a multitude of talks on various subjects throughout each day.
Info & Tickets: http://triconf.com/

Live @ 5 Summer Concert - July 20

John Dam Plaza in Richland
From 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Free family entertainment

The Live @ 5 summer concert on July 20 will feature

This family friendly concert in the park is Free every Thursday through August 10 with live entertainment, business vendors, food vendors and a beer and wine garden for those 21 and over.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/TCLiveAt5/

Glow Hike: Badger Mountain - July 20

Meet at Trailhead Park 525 Queensgate Dr. in Richland
From 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Free to participate

Join us for three magical evenings as we hike Badger Mountain under the stars with glow sticks to help light our way in June, July, and August. Extra glowsticks will be provided while supplies last.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/430166220687935/

Kevin Farley Comedy Show - July 20 & 21

Joker's Comedy Club, 624 Wellsian Way in Richland
Starts at 8 p.m. both evenings
Tickets: general admission $15 (plus fee) or prime rib dinner and show $24.95 (plus fee) - must be 18+

Kevin Farley will be making a guest appearance at the Joker's Comedy Club in Richland. Presently Kevin Farley is co-starring in F is for Family a Netflix comedy series and in CMTs new prime-time series Still the King.
Info & Tickets: http://atomicbowlrichland.com/comedy-club/

Rock of Ages Musical - July 20-22

Outdoor Theatre, Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave in Pasco
Starts at 8 p.m.
Cost: $25, adults and $23, students/seniors - Rated R or parental guidance suggested

Nominated for Five Tony Awards Including Best Musical! Songs from the 80's tell the story of two "hopefulls" who are in L.A. to find fame in this "rock concert-esque" musical put on by Columbia Basin College.

Info & Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/137126873514471/

Tri-City Dust Devils vs. Eugene Emeralds - July 20-24

GESA Stadium in Pasco
Starts at 7:15 p.m.
Tickets: $8 general admission

Come out and cheer on the Tri-City Dust Devils as they compete against the
Eugene Emeralds. July 22 is fireworks night!
Info & Tickets: http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t460

Sunset at Southridge - July 21

Southridge Sports & Events Complex in Kennewick
From 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Free to attend

Put down your cooking utensils and let our vendors do the cooking. Join us every Friday during the summer from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Southridge Sports & Events Complex for Local Food Trucks, Live Entertainment and a Family Atmosphere. Every vendor features a $7 dinner special that includes a free carousel ride.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/SunsetatSouthridge/

Pasco's Sounds of Summer - July 21

Volunteer Park, 1125 N. 4th in Pasco
Starts at 7 p.m.

Free family entertainment
Pasco is continuing their summer outdoor concert series with Faraones Del Norte USA  performing on July 21. The concert series runs every Friday through August 11. Food vendors will be on site at 6 p.m. to add to a great family night out.

Info: http://pasco-wa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/58511

Family Outdoor Movie Night - July 21

John Dam Plaza in Richland
Starts at sunset

Free family entertainment

The featured outdoor movie on July 21 is "Jungle Book."
Join us for a night of family movie fun! Friday nights throughout the Summer we will be showing different movies that are fun for the whole family. Show up around sunset and grab a seat. The movie will start when the sun goes down!
Info: https://www.richlandparksandrec.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5541/67

3rd Annual Brews by the Blues Festival (Milton-Freewater) - July 21 & 22

Junior Show Grounds in Milton-Freewater
Friday: 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tickets: $20 one-day pass (online plus fee) or $25 at the gate - includes a beer glass with 5 tasting tokens and all day entertainment
Children will be allowed entry only with adult supervision. An entry fee of $10 will be charged for any child older than 13 years of age.

The 3rd Annual Brews by the Blues Festival will feature craft beer and cider tasting and live music. Food will also be available for purchase from our local on-site gourmet food wagons.
Info & Tickets: http://www.mfchamber.com/brews-by-the-blues

Basin Summer Sounds (Ephrata) - July 21 & 22

Grant County Courthouse in Ephrata, Washington
Starts at 5 p.m. on Friday and at 1 p.m. on Saturday
Free to attend

Basin Summer Sounds is the largest free contemporary music and arts festival in the Northwest, featuring a progressive mix of live music, children's activities, visual arts, a charity 3 on 3 Basketball tournament and much more. The two-day festival showcases performers from all over the northwest and beyond on the lawn of the historic Grant County Courthouse.
Info: http://www.basinsummersounds.com/

Renegade Rage 2017 - July 22

Hanses Farms, 2720 W Sagemoor Rd. in Pasco
From 5:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pricing schedule for open 5k/10k: $70 until July 19 or $80 day of event
Elite competitive pricing schedule: $100 until July 19 or $110 day of event
Kids renegade race: $25 until July 19 or $35 day of event
Note: cash-only on day of event

Get your Inner-Champion Rage on at the most fun, uniquely challenging and anticipated obstacle courses race in the Pacific Northwest! Ready for more mud, fun, and camaraderie? New course, new obstacles, and some old favorites that include our 5K with approximately 18 obstacles and 10K with approximately 30 Obstacles. There is also a Kids Renegade Race for kids 5 and up!

Families can experience this camaraderie with their children by running the adventurous 1-2 mile junior course race with them. After the Adults have had their fill of Mud and Raging Glory, we will modify the course for a shorter version for Juniors! If you are an adult and ran the adult course, your ticket to run with your kids is paid for! Just sign-up your Junior! If you are not signed up for the Adult Race, cost of the Junior Rage is the same price as Junior!
Info & Registration: https://www.renegaderage.com/

Rascal Rodeo Charity Walleye Fishing Derby - July 22

Columbia Point Marina in Richland
From 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.
$200 Entry Fee with 50% payback and 50% going to Rascal Rodeo

Charity Walleye Fishing Derby to support Rascal Rodeo: Amateur to Pros welcome! - 3 Person Team - 6 Fish Limit - All Catch and Release. Lunch provided for Contestants during weigh-in and Boat rides for Rascal Rodeo Participants during weigh-in!
Info & Registration: http://www.rascalrodeo.org/fundraisers.html

Silent Auction for My Friends Place - July 22

Candy Gallery, 5 S. Dayton St. in Kennewick
Starts at 7:30 p.m.

Candy Gallery is hosting a silent auction of past work by Kathryn and Cameron Mills and is donating half the proceeds to My Friends Place youth shelter. Everything from cartoons to sculpture, and paintings. Please come check it out and bid on quality art while helping out the homeless youth of our community.
About My Friends Place: http://safeharborsara.wixsite.com/safeharbor/my-friends-place
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/107866953192848/

Hooptastic 3on3 Basketball Tournament- July 22 & 23

Southridge Complex & Hildebrand Street in Kennewick
Cost: $135.00

Hooptastic 3on3 Tournament will take place July 22-23 at Southridge Sports Complex and Hildebrand Street. Teams will battle it out on both indoor and outdoor courts, while spectators can purchase Hooptastics apparel and enjoy refreshments from the Hoop Crew!

This year we are anticipating over 300 teams ranging from 1st grade to adult. New divisions to include; Over 40, Police-Fire division, Frat-Soriety division.
Info & Registration: http://hooptastic3on3.org/

Cheech & Chong Comedy Show - July 23

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 general admission, $50 floor seating - must be 21+ (ID required)

Come enjoy a night of laughs and fun with the legendary comedy duo, Cheech and Chong! Tickets may be purchased at Kennewick Ranch and Home or online.

About Cheech and Chong:
  • The year they started their act: 1972
  • The number of hits they’ve made since: 8 movies and 9 albums, including the Grammy-winning Los Cochinos
  • The movie that launched them to fame: Up in Smoke
  • Most subversive title for a greatest hits album: Cheech & Chong’s Greatest Hit
  • Bits from Up in Smoke you might see live: the “Maui Waui by way of Labrador” scene, the pink tutu rendition of “Earache My Eye”
  • Cartoons containing Cheech’s voice: The Lion King, Cars
  • Cartoon containing Chong’s voice: FernGully: The Last Rainforest
  • Cartoon that hopefully hasn’t made it onto any kid’s Saturday-morning schedule: Cheech & Chong’s Animated Movie!
  • Latest single: “Medical Marijuana Blues”
Note: discount tickets are available from: https://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-cheech-and-chong-comedy-show-trac-center
Info & Tickets: http://www.traconline.com/event-calendar-details.php?event_id=939

Summer Movies for Kids & Families 2017

This summer take your kids and family to the movies for free or at a discounted rate!

Movies are being offered by:
- Richland Parks & Recreation Family Movie Nights
- Regal Columbia Mall Stadium 8 in Kennewick
- Fairchild Cinema in Pasco
- Mid-Columbia Library Midweek Movies
- Benton City - Movies in the Park
Info: http://blog.tri-citiesguide.org/2017/06/summer-movies-for-kids-families-2017.html

Summer Camps 2017

Several organizations are offering day camps and other activities for kids and teens in the Tri-Cities during the summer of 2017. For more information, visit: http://blog.tri-citiesguide.org/2017/06/summer-camps-2017.html.

Art Exhibits

Human After All - Art Show by Madison Rosenbaum - Opens July 21
Drewboy Creative, 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday: 5-8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 12-8 p.m.

Human After All art show explores the vulnerabilities of humankind, while empowering both subject and viewer to explore sociopolitical structures through artistic voice.

Opening reception and book release party will be held on July 21 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Info: http://www.drewboycreative.com/

Annual Juried Show through August 18
Gallery at the Park, 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

The Gallery at the Park’s annual juried show runs through August 18. The show features 47 works by 36 artists. Most of the artists are from the Tri-Cities, although some also are from Walla Walla, Spokane and Seattle.

A total of 66 artists submitted 194 pieces for consideration. Sarah Haven, an artist who runs the ceramics program at Central Washington University, is the juror.

Info: http://www.galleryatthepark.org/new-blog/

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.

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.

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.
The REACH Museum will be offering Ice Age Floods, Agriculture, History, Geology, Rock Hunting, Jet Boat and Hiking tours through September of 2017. Here is a list of upcoming tours:
  • July 21 - Eastern Scablands of the Ice Age Floods $87
  • August 5 - Geology of the Mid-Columbia/Hanford Reach National Monument $87
  • August 19 - Coyote Canyon Mammoth Dig and Ice Age Floods Features of Benton and Walla Walla Counties $87
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.

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.

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.
Info: http://www.ligo-wa.caltech.edu/informal.html

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.

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