Art in briefs for Friday, Dec. 18, 2009.
Dance team plans holiday show Dec. 19
Eastern Washington Elite Dance Teams plans its annual Holiday Show at 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Richland High auditorium.
Tickets are $10 and are on sale at the Elite Cheer & Dance Center, 8382 Gage Blvd., behind the Columbia Center mall or at the door.
The show features musical theater, jazz dance, as well as hip hop, break dancing, cheer dance and jazz funk pieces.
Performing groups include the Eastern Washington Elite Dancers, which is a National Champion dance team. Also performing will be FootLites Dance Studio from Selah, Hanford High School Dance Team, Soul Felons Break Dance Crew and Elite Cheer & Dance Center.
For more information, call 783-5700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rollergirls plan hard rock benefit show
The Atomic City Rollergirls will hold a heavy metal/experiemental/hardcore Christmas party starting at 9 p.m. Dec. 19 at Ray's Golden Lion, 1353 George Washington Way in Richland.
Cover charge is $7 at the door. Featured bands are Mudblower, All Gussied Up and Voice of Altar.
Proceeds will benefit the Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin counties and the roller derby team.
Mid-Columbia singers to perform Dec. 18-20
The Mid-Columbia Mastersingers Christmas concert -- Navidad Nuestra -- is at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at St. Joseph's Church, 520 S. Garfield St., Kennewick.
The concert will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at Bethel Spanish Assembly of God church, 935 First Ave., Othello and at 3 p.m. Dec. 20 at The Salvation Army Temple, 303 W. Clark St., Pasco.
Admission to each show is $15 for adults, $12 for college students and senior citizens. Ages 17 and younger are free. Tickets at all Tri-City area Bookworm stores, or at www.midcolumbiamastersingers.org or at the door.
'Everlasting Moments' to screen Dec. 18
The Swedish/Finnish film Everlasting Moments will be shown at 8 p.m. Dec. 18 in the Battelle Auditorium, on Battelle Boulevard off George Washington Way in Richland.
The film follows an impoverished turn-of-the-century Swedish housewife who unexpectedly wins a camera in a lottery. A friend convinces her to use it, which sparks a lifelong artistic passion, a path to self worth and sanctuary from her abusive husband. It's based on the true story of Maria Larsson.
Admission is $3 at the door. The film is part of the Battelle Film Club's winter series.
CBC plans big band concert Dec. 19
A Big Band Christmas concert, performed by the Columbia Basin Jazz Orchestra, starts at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 in the auditorium at Hanford High, on Hanford Avenue off George Washington Way in Richland.
Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens. Tickets at the door. The orchestra is under the direction of Randy Hubbs, a CBC music teacher.
Blues Brothers tribute show set in Pendleton
A Blues Brothers Tribute band performs from 8 p.m. to midnight Dec. 18-19 in the Wildfire Lounge at the Wildhorse Casino in Pendleton.
There is no cover charge and it is open to the 21 and older crowd only.
WSU Tri-Cities seeks artists for juried show
Mid-Columbia artists are invited to submit their work for a regional juried exhibition planned by Washington State University Tri-Cities.
Submissions are due by Jan. 11. There is no entry fee. Submissions in digital images, drawings, paintings, photography, sculptures, ceramics, glass works or any other media is eligible and encouraged.
More information is at www.tricity.wsu.edu/artgallery or contact Doug Gast at 372-7185 or email@example.com.
Symphony seeks young artist entries
The Mid-Columbia Symphony is seeking entries for its 50th Young Artist Competition, which will be Jan. 16 at Central United Protestant Church, 1124 Stevens Drive in Richland.
Eligible students must live within the Mid-Columbia area, Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, Adams, Grant, Columbia, Klickitat and Yakima counties, as well as Umatilla and Morrow counties in Oregon.
Students compete in one of nine areas based on age and instrument. Participants will be grouped in three divisions: Primary (ages 6 to 10), intermediate (ages 11-13), and senior (age 14 to high school senior). Within these divisions, students will be further grouped by instrument in three categories: piano, string, or other (wind, brass, percussion).
Winners will be selected from each division with two overall winners chosen who will perform with the Mid-Columbia Symphony at its March 20 concert.
For more information call 943-6602 or go to www.midcolumbiasymphony.org/education.htm where applications can be printed out and submitted with a $50 entry fee. Mail applications to: Mid-Columbia Symphony, 1177 Jadwin Ave., Richland, Wash., 99352.
Deadline to register is Jan. 1.
Shoptheparkway.com open house set Dec. 18
Shoptheparkway.com open house is from 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 18 at 1201 Jadwin Ave., Suite 201 in Richland.
The event features farmers market-type products from local vendors and store owners who sell through the online collective store.