Busy weekend ahead in Mid-Columbia

By The Tri-City HeraldMay 3, 2013 

Here are some of the highlights of events, festivals and more around the Mid-Columbia this weekend.

Festivals

w Cinco de Mayo celebrations are going on all weekend around the Mid-Columbia with parades, festivals and dances.

Downtown Pasco festivities are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 4 centering around the downtown area of Pasco.

w Sunnyside events start at 11 a.m. May 4 and May 5 in downtown centering around east Edison Avenue and south Sixth Street. There will be Mexican food, entertainment, carnival games and more. For more information, call 800-457-8089 or 509-837-5939.

w Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Grande starts at 10 a.m. May 4 and May 5 in downtown Yakima. There will be food, entertainment, live music, street soccer, and a beer garden. For more information, call 509-453-2050.

w A Cinco de Mayo fundraising dinner starts at 6 p.m. May 4 at the Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Drive. Cost is $50. Kennewick's Support, Advocacy and Resource Center is raising money for Kids Haven. Proceeds will be used for counseling and advocacy services.

There also will be an online auction, open through 11 p.m. May 4, at biddingforgood.com/SARC. Proceeds benefit victims of child abuse.

w Franklin County Historical Museum Cinco de Mayo celebration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 at the museum, 305 N. Fourth Ave., Pasco.

w Prosser's Cinco de Mayo Cultural Pageant is from noon to 2:30 p.m. May 4 at Prosser High School, 1203 Prosser Ave.

w Boardman's Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is from 3 to 9 p.m. May 4 at Marina Park. Musical guest will be Voz Vibrato from Salem, Ore.

Music

w Linda Margetts, an organist from Salt Lake City, will conduct a free organ workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. May 4 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel, 1720 Thayer in Richland.

Margetts also performs a concert at 7 p.m. May 5 at the LDS chapel at 895 Gage Blvd., Richland. Admission is free to both events.

w Young Artists of Distinction concert starts at 2 p.m. May 5 in the Battelle Auditorium on Battelle Boulevard off George Washington Way in Richland. Admission is free.

Roller Derby

Atomic City Rollergirls bout against the Wine County Crushers is May 4 at the Toyota Arena, next to the Toyota Center in Kennewick.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Showtime at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 ages 5-13, seniors and military personnel. Tickets at the door.

Circus

Shrine Circus is May 4 and May 5 at Gesa Stadium in Pasco. Performances are at 11 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m. May 4 and 1 and 5 p.m. May 5. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 reserved and $25 for ringside and are available at the door or by calling 509-747-0132.

Theater

w Tri-Cities Prep production of Merchant of Venice is at 7 p.m. May 4 with a 3 p.m. matinee May 5 in the school's auditorium.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 students and are available at Adventures Underground in Richland or the school office or at the door.

w An evening of magic and mental manipulation provided by Professor Phelyx is at 8 p.m. May 4 at the Gesa Power House Theatre in Walla Walla.

One Night Spectacular will have the audience thinking the professor can do all sorts of magic, including mentally bending stainless steel forks.

Tickets are from $20 to $25 and available at www.phtww.com or call 509-529-6500.

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