Arts in brief for Friday, May 1.
Atomic City Roller Girls lace up their skates
The Tri-Cities' own flat track derby team announced their first local black and white "Demo-lition Derby" scrimmage, at 2 p.m. May 2 at Highlands Grange Park, 1620 Union St., in Kennewick. The event is all ages and free to watch.
For more information, go to www.myspace.com/atomiccityrollergirls.
Celebrate International Astronomy Day at LIGO
Join LIGO scientists Fred Raab and Greg Mendell on a 400-year journey from Galileo's first look through a telescope to Einstein's breakthrough ideas.
Then take your own look at the near and far in the night sky through the telescopes of the Tri-City Astronomy Club.
The free all-ages event is from 7:30 to 10 p.m. May 2 at LIGO Hanford Observatory in Richland.
Bonefish show kicks off summer of live music
The Bonefish Grill is kicking off the summer with local acoustic guitarists Gabe and Caleb Knutzen at 8 p.m. May 1. They offer free music on the front outdoor patio. For more information, go to www.myspace.com/gabeknutzen.
Jack-son's in Richland plans crawfish boil
A Cajun-style crawfish boil is from noon to 7 p.m. May 2 at Jack-son's Sports Bar & Restaurant, 99 Lee Blvd., Richland. About 1,200 pounds of Louisiana crawfish will be served. The even features Zyedeco music and a crawfish eating contest. For ticket information, call 946-8118.
Take guided walk May 2 through Amon wildlands
Guided interpretive walks will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. May 2 at Claybell Park off Broadmoor Street in Richland. Progress made on signage, benches and trails, kiosks, and restoration of native vegetation will be showcased. The walks should last about two hours. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Bring binoculars and a camera if you wish, but please leave pets at home. For more information, call 627-0950.
Hanford High fundraiser to feature live music
A fundraiser to benefit Hanford High School and Enterprise Junior High School will feature an evening of jazz and swing music at 7 p.m. May 8 in the Commons area at Hanford High, on Hanford Avenue off George Washington Way in Richland. Admission is $10 at door and cost includes a dessert bar. There also will be a silent auction.
Violinist to perform at Whitman College
WALLA WALLA -- Internationally known violinist Tai Murray performs a concert at 7:30 p.m. May 12 in Cordiner Hall at Whitman College in Walla Walla.
Murray will perform Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major with the Walla Walla Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Yaacov Bergman.
Tickets are available at www.wwsymphony.org or call 509-529-8020. Tickets also will be available at the door.
ArtWalk season kicks off May 1 in Walla Walla
The annual ArtWalk season begins May 1 in downtown Walla Walla. The walks take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays through January. Look for the orange balloons at each location throughout the downtown.
For more information, go to www.artwalkwallawalla.com or call 509-529-8755.
Make card, gift for mom at Richland library May 7
Join the fun at the Richland Public Library for a Mother's Day Craft Program from 3:35 to 4:30 p.m. May 7. Make a gift and card to give to someone special. This free event is open to children of all ages. Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 942-7452.