Arts & Entertainment

Arts in brief

Arts in brief for Friday, July 4.

Players looking for replacement

The Richland Players will hold auditions for one replacement role in its revival production of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change at 5:15 p.m. July 6-7 at The Players Theater in Richland.

A female is needed between the ages of 30-50. Auditioners should come prepared with a song to sing and sheet music. For more information, call 521-3925.

Concrete Rodeo Tour hits park July 8

The National Concrete Rodeo Tour comes to Richland's Jeannette Taylor Skatepark on July 8. This family-friendly event starts at 11 a.m. and is open to all ages and abilities.

The participant fee is $25. There is no spectator fee.

The event has eight age groups for boys and girls, men and women and will include single runs and jousting finals. Participants must wear helmets.

For more information and an advance registration form, go to or the Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Drive.

Prizes will be awarded and skaters can qualify for the national competition. This is the third year that Richland has played host to this skateboard qualifying event.

Outdoor concert jam set July 8 in Burbank

An outdoor concert jam featuring guest musicians Don Ohman, Bill Meloy and Joe Schmidt starts at 6:30 p.m. July 8 at the Burbank Library. There will be music from the '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s.

The event is open to all musicians and singers. Admission is free.

Members Juried Show featured in Richland

The Allied Arts Association will feature its annual Members Juried Show through Aug. 8 at the Richland gallery.

A reception for the artists will be from 1 to 3 p.m. July 13 at the gallery. Admission is free.

Mastersingers to hold auditions July 15, 17

The Mid-Columbia Mastersingers choral group (former called Consort Columbia) will hold auditions July 15 and 17 at Central United Protestant Church in Richland.

For an appointment, call 947-6065.

Tickets on sale for Portland zoo concert

PORTLAND -- Tickets are on sale for the Los Lonely Boys and Los Lobos concert planned 7 p.m. July 18 at the Oregon Zoo in Portland.

Cost is $24 plus admission to the zoo, which is $9.75 for ages 12-64, $8.25 for ages 65 and older, $6.75 for ages 3-11. There also is a $1 parking fee. For more information, go to

Dance Connection workshop July 19

Dance Connection will hold a clogging workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 19 at the dance studio, 2523 W. Kennewick Ave.

Classes are available for beginners through advanced competition-level dancers of all ages.

The workshop features guest instructor Danielle Rothwell, formerly of Tri-Cities who now lives in Boise. Rothwell has studied clogging for 14 years and competed throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Utah, placing first and second in team and individual events.

She also has coached teams of children, teens and adults in several national competitions. Cost for the workshop is $25 if registered by July 16. Otherwise, cost is $30 at the door.

For more information, call 628-9998.

Free family shows set at libraries this month

The Recess Monkey troupe will perform several free family shows this month at Mid-Columbia libraries. The July 21 shows are at 10 a.m. at the main branch on Union Street in Kennewick; 2 p.m. at the Pasco library on West Hopkins Street in Pasco; and 6 p.m. at the Prosser library on Seventh Street.

On July 22, the trio of Seattle schoolteachers perform at 11:30 a.m. at the West Richland branch of the library on West Van Giesen Street and at 3 p.m. at the Keewaydin Park branch on South Dayton Street in Kennewick.

Symphony instrument program featured

WALLA WALLA -- The Walla Walla Symphony's musical instrument lending library, Encore!, is featured in the current issue of Symphony, which is a national magazine of the League of American Orchestra.

The article praises the symphony's program that provides musical instruments to children who can't afford them. The program is made possible by community members who donate used instruments to the symphony that might otherwise be left to collect dust, said Michael Wenberg, CEO of the Walla Walla Symphony.

"We can always use more instruments," Wenberg said. "If anyone has a musical instrument collecting dust in the attic or basement, they should consider donating it."

To donate or for more information, call 509-529-8020.