November 4, 2017
Published: November 4, 2017

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities region the week of November 6-12, 2017:
  • Charity Bingo - November 7
  • Columbia Basin Concert Band: Fall Concert - November 7
  • Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella - November 7
  • Volkswagen Presents Warren Miller's "Line of Descent" - November 8
  • Pacific Northwest AG Industry Expo, PNW AGIE - November 8 & 9
  • Amusement Park Science Exhibit - November 8 & 10
  • Veteran Benefits Fair and Stand Down 2017 - November 9
  • Lecture: Wildlife Photographer & Author Paul Bannick - November 9
  • 3 Rivers Coffeehouse: Trillium-239 - November 10
  • The Richland Players presents "I Hate Hamlet" - November 10 & 11
  • Mid-Columbia Mastersingers: Latin American Celebration - November 10-12
  • Veterans Day Parade - November 11
  • PetSmart National Adoption Event - November 11
  • LIGO Public Tours - November 11
  • Pumped for Purple - November 11
  • Tri-Cities Wine Festival - November 11
  • Beaujolais Nouveau - November 11
  • Mid-Columbia Symphony: Michael Peterson Veterans Day Concert - November 11
  • Tri-City Artists Open Studio Tour - November 11 & 12
  • Presentation: Cyborg Anthropology and Transhumanism - November 12
  • Harlem Globetrotters - November 12
  • Read, Think & Write - November 18 & December 9 (RSVP by November 11)
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Charity Bingo - November 7

Paper Street Brewing Company, 701 The Parkway in Richland
From 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

November's Charity is benefiting the Mid-Columbia Symphony. $1 cost for each bingo card is donated & .50 cents of each brew from 6-9 p.m. will also be donated! Food delivery food specials will be provided by Eatz Pizzeria during the game. Invite your friends & join us in charity bingo!

About Mid-Columbia Symphony: 

Columbia Basin Concert Band: Fall Concert - November 7

Southridge High School, 3320 S Union Loop in Kennewick
From 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Free to attend

The Columbia Basin Concert Band, under the direction of Russ Newbury and Dr. Collin Wilson, will present the Fall Band Concert. Special guests for this first concert of the year will be the Southridge High School Wind Ensemble under the direction of Phillip Simpson.

The Columbia Basin Concert Band, now in it’s 62nd year of existence will be dedicating this concert to David Maslanka, one of the great composers of our day, who recently lost his battle with cancer. David's composition "On This Bright Morning" is a perfect work to shed light on the beauty and poetry of music in the context of the modern wind band. 

Other selections will be a unique rendering of "The Star Spangled Banner" arranged by acclaimed composer Brian Balmages, "Divinum Mysterium" by Tom Wallace, "Gavorkna Fanfare" by Jack Stamp, "The Earl of Oxford March" by Phillip Sparke, and "Olympiada" by Samuel Hazo.

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella - November 7

Toyota Center in Kennewick
From 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tickets: $37 - $82 (plus service fee)

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is the Tony Award winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love - the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more - plus some surprising new twists! 

Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago," in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who's ever had a wish, a dream...or a really great pair of shoes.
Info & Tickets:

Volkswagen Presents Warren Miller's "Line of Descent" - November 8

Richland High School, 930 Long Ave. in Richland
From 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 (purchase online or at Sporthaus Kennewick)

Join your ski tribe and see the lineage of mountain lifestyle continue in Warren Miller's 68th ski and snowboard film, Line of Descent, presented by Volkswagen. 

From BC to France, Montana to Colorado, California, Norway and New Zealand, new generations of skiers and riders are pushing their sport to new extremes, making their parents proud and setting the stage for future mountain explorers.
Info & Tickets:

Pacific Northwest AG Industry Expo, PNW AGIE - November 8 & 9

TRAC Center, 6600 Burden Blvd. in Pasco
Wednesday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission is free

The 2nd annual PNW Agie will bring farmers and vendors from across the Northwest to TRAC in Pasco to recap the 2017 season, and provide expert insight toward 2018. In addition to the Expo/Tradeshow there will be seminars, drone demonstrations, and pesticide certification classes.

Amusement Park Science Exhibit - November 8 & 10

Gesa Carousel of Dreams, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
Wednesday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday from Noon - 6 p.m.

Amusement Park Science is designed to encourage informal learning for families. Come and explore the physics behind the fun when the laws of motion, featuring centripetal force, inertia, momentum, and gravity all play into amusement park rides. The exhibit features 12 hands-on components, including Create-a-Coaster, Wacky Waves, and Magnetic Circus!

Hosted by Hands In for Hands On Tri-Cities (HiHo) - Help Us Create A Children's Museum For Tri-Cities!
Future dates: November 24, 25 & December 27-29

Veteran Benefits Fair and Stand Down 2017 - November 9

Southridge Sports & Events Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick
From 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Our annual Stand Down is a Veteran Appreciation and Resource Fair that plays a critical role in helping veterans of all eras, including active duty personnel, Reserve and National Guard, and their families in the Mid-Columbia region.

Services will include housing, service connected disability claims, employment assistance, haircuts and much more. There will also be food, live music and door prizes. Our goal is to show appreciation to our nation’s heroes and their families while increasing awareness of the issues veterans are facing today.

Lecture: Wildlife Photographer & Author Paul Bannick - November 9

REACH Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
From 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 pm.
Admission: $8 Adults, $6 Military/Seniors/Students, Kids under 5 and REACH Members Free

Paul Bannick, an award winning author and wildlife photographer is coming to the REACH to discuss his new book, Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls, which integrates more than 200 new intimate and dramatic images, up-to-date science about owls and first-hand experience based upon tens of thousands of hours spent with owls on their territories in the wild.

You will witness rare images as the owls as they move through each stage of their life from courtship, mating, and nesting in the spring, feeding of their young in summer, dispersal and gaining independence in fall to finally winter’s migrations and competitions for food.

Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls has won the Gold Medal for the category "Animals/Pets" in 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards given out by the Independent Publishers Association.

3 Rivers Coffeehouse: Trillium-239 - November 10

All Saints' Episcopal Church, 1322 Kimball Ave. in Richland
From 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Suggested donation: $8.00 / $6.00 seniors and students. Coffee, tea, and home cooked sweets available by donation.

They're acoustic... they're eclectic... they're isotopic! The Trillium-239 trio returns to the 3 Rivers Folklife Coffeehouse for an evening of quirky original, covers, and creative arrangements on guitar, banjo, cello, and voice. Now that the trio is split between Richland and Sequim, local performances are rare. Don't miss it!

Performances begin with an open mic session that may include music, poetry, etc, followed by the featured performer. Sign-ups for the open mic session begin at 7:00 p.m., first come, first served, limit four performers, and two songs each.
About Trillium 239:

The Richland Players presents "I Hate Hamlet" - November 10 & 11

The Richland Players Theater, 608 The Parkway in Richland
Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.
Admission: $15 adults, $12 seniors/students/military

Opening weekend patrons should dress their premiere best and walk the Red Carpet at the Richland Players!

About "I Hate Hamlet" -
The comedy by Paul Rudnick centers on a TV star who moves to New York to play Hamlet in a Central Park production. He rents an apartment once owned by the late John Barrymore, and - anxious about taking on Hamlet - participates in a séance to gain wisdom from the acting legend. Comedy ensues.

Future dates: November 17, 18, 24, 25 at 8 p.m. and November 19 & 26 at 2 p.m.
Info & Tickets:

Mid-Columbia Mastersingers: Latin American Celebration - November 10-12

Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m. - St. Joseph Catholic Church, 520 S Garfield St. in Kennewick
Sunday at 3:30 p.m. - St. Patrick Catholic Parish, 1320 W Henry St. in Pasco
Tickets: $25, K-12 free

The Mastersingers will present their 10th annual celebration of Latin American music, featuring "Misa por la Paz y la Justicia", by Ariel Ramirez, a joyous and rhythmic fiesta of music that is based on folk songs of Argentina, accompanied by South American instruments. Guest artists on the program include tenor Karl E. Hedlund, narrator Nikki Torres, and guitarist Eddie Manzanares and friends.
Info & Tickets:

Veterans Day Parade - November 11

Downtown West Richland along Van Giesen St.
From 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Free to attend

The West Richland Chamber of Commerce presents the 19th annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown West Richland. There will be a Chilli Feed following the parade at the Flat Top Pavilion.

PetSmart National Adoption Event - November 11

PetSmart, 6807 W Canal Dr. in Kennewick
From 11 a.m.  4 p.m.

Over 80 adoptable pets are available at our big Veterans Day National adoption event. Fun for the whole family!

LIGO Public Tours - November 11

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.

Pumped for Purple - November 11

Pasco Red Lion Hotel, 2525 N. 20th Ave. in Pasco
From 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $7 in advance (purchase at The Lady Bug Shoppe, 19 S. Cascade St. in Kennewick) or $10 at the door

Grab your girlfriends and join us for our 5th annual fundraiser for Domestic Violence Services of Benton Franklin Counties.

Discover new products, information, career opportunities and ideas from over 30 local business vendors to make your lives safer, healthier, more productive, and of course, more Fun!

- Cider Station sponsored by D’s Wicked Cider
- Swag Bags for the 1st 50 shoppers
- Keepsake purple purse for the 1st 100 thru the door
- On site pampering services
- Raffle baskets

Wear Purple to show your support!

Admission includes 2 drink scripts, 1 raffle ticket, games, and more! Note: additional tickets are available for purchase.

Tri-Cities Wine Festival - November 11

Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick
From 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.*
*Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for Tri-Cities Wine Society members
Tickets: $60 in advance or $65 per person at the door, must be 21+ to attend

Event includes:
- Gala tasting of Northwest wines 
- Awards presented from judged competition
- Regional microbrews
- Culinary showcase with complimentary food provided by local restaurants and caterers
- Silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Society's education fund
Info & Tickets:

Beaujolais Nouveau - November 11

Knights of Columbus, 2500 Chester Rd. in Richland
From 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tickets are $50 per person. Program members with Family and Adult memberships and Military Veterans get $15 off. Must be 21 to attend.

The Beaujolais Nouveau is the first wine after the annual grape harvest in France. The Beaujolais is usually celebrated with a dinner and serving of the Beaujolais! Please join Bon Voyage French Program as we celebrate the Beaujolais together!

Tickets include:
Catered 3 course dinner 
Glass of Beaujolais wine 
Non alcoholic beverages
Live Music by the RAD LADS
No host bar

All profits from the dinner will go to benefit our immersion program scholarship fund.
Info & Tickets:

Mid-Columbia Symphony: Michael Peterson Veterans Day Concert - November 11

Richland High School Auditorium, 930 Long Ave. in Richland
From 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $28 Adults, $20 Veterans, $16 Students

Join for a special Veterans Day performance featuring Grammy nominated country artist Michael Peterson. Winner of the prestigious Bob Hope "Spirit of Hope" medal from the USO following his 11 tours and over 150 performances for service men and women deployed to Iraq, Afhanistan and South Korea. 

A graduate of Richland High, Michael is best known for his hit songs "Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie" & "From Here to Eternity."

Tri-City Artists Open Studio Tour - November 11 & 12

Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Tour Map is available online
Free to participate

The public is invited to the fourteenth annual Tri-City Artists Open Studio Tour. The event features 10 professional artists in their respective studios. A free self-guided driving tour, the Open Studio Tour offers the opportunity to see working spaces, meet the artists, and discuss their creative process.
Info & Map:

Presentation: Cyborg Anthropology and Transhumanism - November 12

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. Richland
Starts at 2 p.m.
Free to attend

Professor Kathleen Saunders teaches at Western Washington University about the interplay between science, technology, and society. In her Cyborg Anthropology course, students learn that understanding transhumanism is key to the contemporary cultural challenges posed by science and technology. 

How do GRIN technologies -- genetics, robotics, informatics, and nano tech -- work in tandem to open new and powerful possibilities for humanity? What does "trans" and "post" humanism mean to the adherents and critics of these philosophies? What are the economic and political positions that support such world views? 

Join us for what is sure to be a thought-provoking, enlightening lecture!

Harlem Globetrotters - November 12

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 3 p.m.
Tickets: $20.50 - $95+ plus fees

The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action packed 2017 tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability).
Info & Tickets:

Read, Think & Write - November 18 & December 9 (RSVP by November 11)

Richland Community Center in Richland
Cost: Participation is free for students in grades 5-12

The Women of Wisdom Tri-Cities is offering a workshop for local students, grades 5-12, to enhance their reading, thinking and writing skills via fun interactive reading and writing activities.

The workshop for grades 5-8 is November 18 and the workshop for grades 9-12 is December 9. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m and the workshop is from 10 a.m. until noon on both dates. Snacks will be provided for participates.

RSVP to by November 11.

Art Exhibits

Gallery Aglow - November 8 through December 30
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

Stay tuned... check back for updates.

Art & Music Festivals - Performing & Visual Art
For more information about non-profit performing & visual art associations and organizations in the Tri-Cities region, visit:

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: and

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.

Tri-Cities Karaoke
For karaoke venues and a calendar of karaoke events in the Tri-Cities, check out:

Bands, Musicians, Venues and Live Music
For more information on bands, musicians, venues, and live music in the Tri-Cities, visit:

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 calendarAlso, space is available for club meetings and events for a nominal fee.
Info and

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:

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 and

Attractions & Things to Do
For attractions & things to do around the Tri-Cities region, visit:

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:

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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