Arts in brief for Friday, November 6.
Dinner theater opens run Nov. 6 in Kennewick
The spicy and funny dinner theater presentation of Clothes Encounters opens Nov. 6 at the Red Lion next to Columbia Center mall in Kennewick.
Showtime is 7 p.m. Nov. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 with a 2 p.m. dessert show Nov. 15. Admission is $50 for dinner theater and $25 for dessert show. Tickets at Distinctive Properties, 8022 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick and Adventures Underground, 1391 George Washington Way in Richland.
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Comedian Brad Upton to perform in Kennewick
Tri-City born and raised comedian Brad Upton is returning home for the holidays. Upton recently appeared at Caesar's Palace as part of the HBO Comedy Festival.
Performances will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 27-28 at Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. Tickets available at the Toyota Center box office and at ticketmaster.com.
WSU Tri-Cities plans free concert Nov. 6
An Evening of Song, presented by Washington State University Tri-Cities, starts at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in the East Building auditorium, 2710 University Drive, Richland.
The free concert features soprano Julie Anne Wieck and pianist Gerald Berthiaume. The performance is part of the Liberal Arts Seasons of Events sponsored by the Richland Arts Commission.
They also will hold auditions Nov. 6 for regional students interested in attending the WSU School of Music. To schedule an audition, call 509-335-2509 or e-mail Berthiaume at email@example.com
Walla Walla Symphony fundraiser set Nov. 7
The Walla Walla Symphony will celebrate its 103rd birthday at a gala fundraising event at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Marcus Whitman Hotel.
Cost is $75, and reservations are required. Get tickets at www.wwsymphony.org or call 509-529-8020.
Bluegrass band to play Nov. 7 at Pasco church
Gold Creek Station will perform in concert at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at First Christian Church, 1524 W. Marie, Pasco.
Admission is $10 at the door. Kids 15 and younger are free. Refreshments will be provided. More information is at www.sacajaweabluegrass.org or call 492-1555.
LIGO astronomy event set Nov. 7 in Richland
The LIGO Hanford Observatory's free monthly astronomy event is from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at the observatory on Horn Road in Richland.
Hands-on activities will be offered for the whole family, films, demonstrations and tours of the observatory. Programs are given in English and Spanish.
Walking tours, including the control room, continue from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 14.
Go to www.ligo-wa.caltech.edu or call 372-8181.
Dance studio plans ribbon cutting Nov. 7
Strictly Ballroom dance studio will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon Nov. 7 at the studio, 215 N. Yelm St., Kennewick.
Tri-City artist exhibit set Nov. 7 in Richland
Tri-City artist Deann Kennedy will exhibit her paintings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 7 at Hastings Books & Video store on George Washington Way in Richland.
'I Hate Shakespeare' opens Nov. 9 at Ki-Be
Ki-Be High School will present I Hate Shakespeare starting at 7 p.m. Nov. 9-10 at the high school, 1205 Horne Drive, Benton City.
Admission is $5 at the door.
ACT's 'Clue' opens Nov. 6 in Richland
The Academy of Children's Theatre will present Clue, based on the popular board game, starting at 7 p.m. Nov. 6-7 and 13-14 at the ACT studio, 213 Wellsian Way, Richland.
Admission is $13 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens and $7 for kids age 12 and younger. Get tickets at www.academyofchildrenstheatre.org or call 943-6027.
Wine festival kicks off Nov. 6 in Kennewick
Tri-Cities Wine Festival will start at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick. Admission is $85.
Christmas craft show set Nov. 6-8 at TRAC
The Christmas Arts & Crafts Show is Nov. 6-8 at TRAC on Road 68 in Pasco. Doors open at 10 a.m. Nov. 6 and 8 and at 9 a.m. Nov. 7. Admission is $6 and is good for all three days.
Get dirty at Mudfest event Nov. 7 in Pasco
Mudfest 2009 is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 7 at All Seasons Produce and Nursery in Pasco on Road 68.
Event features mud bogs, tug-of-war, 4x4 drags, rock crawling, tough truck competition and live music by IV rock band. Admission is $10.
Cheerleading clinic set Nov. 11 in Kennewick
A cheerleading clinic sponsored by Kennewick's Community Services Department is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 11 in the gym at Southridge High School.
The clinic is open to grades K-5. Cost is $22-$25. Preregister by Nov. 10 at the Kennewick Recreation Office, 210 W. Sixth Ave., or at www.ci.kennewick.wa.us/recreation.asp or call 585-4293.
Dance workshop set Nov. 14 in Kennewick
Registration is being taken for Massive Monkees hip-hop dance workshops Nov. 14 at Elite Cheer & Dance Center in Kennewick.
Workshops are open to ages 5 and older. Cost is $35 for one workshop, $60 for two and $90 for three. To register, call 783-5700.