Art in briefs for Friday, Jan. 1, 2010.
Pooch, Pal run planned for New Year's Day
Tri-Citians and their dogs are invited to participate in the 2010 Pooch & Pal Run on New Year's Day.
The run, jog or walk will start at 9 a.m. at the Big Cross Course in Pasco. The route is 11⁄2 miles.
A 5-kilometer handicap race will start at 9:30 a.m. Participants will estimate their finish time within a 35-minute window. They will start with their estimated time left on the clock, and whoever crosses the line when the timer is closest to zero wins.
The entry fee of $7 will benefit Pet Over Population Prevention.
Registration will be from 8 to 9 a.m. Chili, pie and ice cream will be served after the races, and organizers plan to distribute prizes. All dogs must be on a leash.
John Wambeke plans show in Hermiston
Join John Wambeke & Friends for a Cabin Fever Concert, a mixture of music and humor, at the Hermiston Conference Center, 415 Highway 395.
There will be two shows, one at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9 and a second at 3 p.m. Jan. 10.
The Jan. 9 show is a Dutch oven Dinner Show and tickets are $28 per person. Tickets for Jan. 10 are $8 per person and there is no meal served.
For more information or to buy tickets, call 541-567-6151.
First Thursday Artwalk set Jan. 7 in Kennewick
The First Thursday Artwalk is Jan. 7 in downtown Kennewick.
Just follow the red balloons as you walk through downtown from 5 to 8 p.m.
The walk includes four city blocks from Auburn to Cascade streets and from Canal Drive to First Avenue.
The businesses and artists participating this month include:
◗ Laura Gable Studio, 17 N. Auburn St., artwork by Gable and music by a dulcimer trio.
◗ Studio 17B, 171⁄2 N. Auburn.
◗ Kennewick Coffee Co., 101 W. Kennewick Ave., Heather Fox photographic Imagery of Tokyo.
◗ Zinful Panini Grill & Wine Bar, 114 W. Kennewick Ave., Shawna Holland's contemporary traditional art on canvas.
◗ T&L Office Supply, 203 W. Kennewick Ave., multimedia artist Rama Devagupta.
◗ Hoops Body Art, 115 W. Kennewick Ave., artist David Vasquez.
◗ Fantome Glass, 120 W. First Ave., Chris Jones and his students will be blowing glass in the studio.
◗ You and I Framing and Gallery, 214 W. First Ave., photographer Doug Arbogast; and original art by Tim Flanagan and Alex Everett.
For more information, contact Laura Gable at 308-0666.
Trumpeter plans concert Jan. 23
New York trumpeter Scott Wendholt performs a concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 in the auditorium at Hanford High School in Richland.
Also performing will be Hanford Jazz Ensemble. Cost is $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.
Tickets are available at Ted Brown Music off North Columbia Center Boulevard, the Richland Bookworm store or at the door.
Granger radio station to hold dance lessons
Radio Station KDNA in Granger plans lessons taught by Victor Sanchez next month.
The classes will be from 7 to 8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month starting Jan. 7 at the Northwest Communities Education Center, 121 Sunnyside Ave., Granger.
Participants start with basic exercise routines to the beat of popular music then progress to the more sophisticated Latin dance steps of the merrengue, zumba and cumbia.
Cost is $20. For more information, which is available in English and Spanish, call 509-854-2222.
WSU Tri-Cities plans community event Jan. 15
The Community Conversation event starts at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick.
The features conversations about civil rights, as well as offering dinner and jazz music in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Coordinated by Washington State University Tri-Cities students, the Community Conversation includes a free buffet dinner for the first 350 people to arrive at the convention center.
The community conversation is from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
◗ Kimberly Camp, director of the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center and an artist.
◗ Ken Hohenberg, Kennewick police chief and 2009 Tri-Citian of the Year.
◗ Norma Rodriguez, attorney, Kennewick.
◗ Martin Valadez, vice president for diversity and outreach, Columbia Basin College.
◗ Mark Nathan Lee, director, Vista Youth Center, Kennewick.
◗ Joshua Wretzel, adjunct professor of philosophy, WSU Tri-Cities.
◗ The panel moderator is Paul Strand, associate professor of psychology, WSU Tri-Cities.
The second part of the evening includes a jazz show featuring Larry Fuller of the Pizzarelli Orchestra along with D'vonne Lewis and Phil Sparks. Shilah Phillips will be the guest vocalist. There also will be a poetry reading.
Admission is free. For more information go to www.tricity.wsu.edu/mlk.
The event is sponsored by AACCES and WSU Tri-Cities student organizations Multicultural Club, Associated Students of WSU Tri-Cities, Business Club, Electrical Engineering Club, and Northwest Collegiate Ministries.