Arts in brief for Friday, September 4.
Vicci Martinez to play two nights at Tagaris
Vicci Martinez is next on the calendar for Tagaris winery's summer concert series Sept. 4-5 at 7 p.m. The winery is at 844 Tulip Lane, Richland
The Tacoma-based singer/songwriter has opened for artists such as Sting and Annie Lennox at the White River Amphitheater. She sings a mix of rock to ballads. There is no cover.
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Connell Fall Festival planned Sept. 9-12
The Connell Fall Festival is Sept. 9-12 at Connell High School. Festivities include a rock concert and street dance, karaoke, belly dancing exhibition, breakfast, parade, art and flower show, carnival and more.
Most events are free, but admission to the street dance is $5. Events happen at different parks around the downtown area. For more information, go to www.cityofconnell.com/fallfestival.html.
History series features Japanese immigrant
The Living History Series features the pioneer life of Japanese immigrant and restaurateur Yuso Shinbo at 2 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road.
Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 31. Admission is $7 adults, $6 seniors and students, $3 kids 6-12.
Wildhorse comedy show brings the laughs Sept. 3
Rick Pulido, Phil Johnson and Jack Soren are the featured comedy acts starting at 8 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Wildfire Lounge at Wildhorse Casino in Pendleton.
On Sept. 10 the comedy acts of Jerry Corley and Kul Black are featured. Showtime is 8 p.m. Admission is free to both shows and is open to the 21 and older crowd only.
Prosser celebrates States Day on Sept. 7
Prosser's States Day is Sept. 7. A parade starts at 10 a.m. and winds through the historic downtown area. There also will be a carnival, arts and craft booths, food vendors and kids activities happening throughout the day. Admission is free.
For more information, go to http://prosserchamber.org
Columbia squares dance set Sept. 12
The Columbia River Squares dance club will hold its monthly dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Drive.
Guest caller is Doug Davis from Spokane and guest cuer is Tina Allaway from Kennewick. Admission is $6 at the door. All ages are welcome.
Country star Keith Urban to play Spokane Sept. 14
Keith Urban performs a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Veterans Memorial Arena in downtown Spokane.
Tickets are $20-$59.50 plus service charges and are available at www.ticketswest.com or by calling 800-325-SEAT.
Portland Pirate Festival sets sail Sept. 19
The Portland Pirate Festival is Sept. 19-20 at Cathedral Park in St. Johns, Ore., near Portland.
Advance tickets are $12 adults, $6 kids 3-12 or $15 adults and $8 students at the gate. Gates open at 10 a.m. each day. For more, go to www.portlandpiratefestival.com.
Time of Remembrance tourney set Sept. 13
The Time of Remembrance Golf Tournament fundraiser is Sept. 13 at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick.
For more information, go to www.timeofremembrance.org or call Ted Duffy at 531-6652.
Alt-metal band to rock Burbank Tavern Sept. 12
Neighbors from Hell alternative metal band performs from 7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 12 at the Burbank Tavern, 223 N. Second Ave., Burbank.
There is no cover charge.
Rocktoberfest concert tickets on sale at TRAC
Tickets are on sale for Rocktoberfest, scheduled for Oct. 3 at TRAC in Pasco. Tickets are $20 in advance or $22 day of show. This is a 21 and older event that will feature rock bands Hell's Belles, 45th Parallel, Java Kola and more.
Tickets are available at the TRAC box office.
'Nutcracker' auditions set Sept. 26 in Richland
Auditions for this year's Nutcracker, presented by the Mid-Columbia Ballet, are from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet and Music, 21 Aaron Drive, Richland.
Parents must attend an orientation program for Nutcracker while their children audition. Auditions times are: Boys, ages 7 and older at noon; girls, 7 to 8 years old at 12:30 p.m.; girls 9 to 11 at 1:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.midcolumbiaballet.org or call 946-5417.