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Arts in brief

Arts in brief for Friday, October24.

WSU Tri-Cities student exhibit through Oct. 30

An art exhibit that includes the works of Connell, Kennewick, Pasco and Richland secondary school students is on display at Washington State University Tri-Cities through Oct. 30.

The exhibit contains about 50 pieces.

It is open to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Admission is free.

The exhibit is in the Art Center, Room 102 of the Consolidated Information Center at 2770 University Drive, Richland.

Women's Expo Event Oct. 24-25 at TRAC

The annual Tri-Cities Women's Expo is from 1 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at TRAC in Pasco.

The event, which is sponsored by GESA Credit Union, features a wide range of entertainment that's just what women are looking for.

Offerings include makeup demonstrations, fashion shows, bistro-type dining, arts and crafts, as well as the latest in clothing and jewelry. Informational booths that address women's health issues also will be available.

Besides all the girlie fun, there also will be thousands of dollars in door prizes given away.

Admission is $7 at the door and is good for both days. Parking is free.

Fundraising concert rocks church Oct. 24

Milton-Freewater -- A concert featuring the Wednesday Night Band on Oct. 24 will help raise funds for the Historic St. James Episcopal Church in Milton-Freewater.

Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 719 Pierce St.

The band plays a mix of lively jigs, reels and waltzes from the Celtic and Old Time traditions.

The band features Trudy Ostby and Malinda Pankl on fiddle, Clark Colahan on flute and pennywhistle, Mary Ann Gilpatrick on guitar and Terri Trick on piano.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, call 938-2035.

Bella Musica quartet performing Oct. 25

Bella Musica Piano Quartet concert is at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Battelle Auditorium.

The ensemble is made up of Ron Patterson on violin, Roxanna Patterson on Viola, Rowena Hammill on cello and Allan Dameron on piano.

The concert will be a mix of classical music. Admission is free.

The Battelle Auditorium is on Battelle Boulevard off George Washington Way in Richland.

Hip-hop classes Oct. 28 with choreographers

Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo will conduct a master class in hip-hop dancing Oct. 28 at Eastern Washington Elite Dance Center, 8382 Gage Blvd., Suite N, behind Columbia Center mall.

The choreography couple are renowned in the dance world for their dance expertise. They have choreographed opening acts for Justin Timberlake and B2K tours and have assisted in directing the tours of Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Celine Dion and Kanye West.

Their Tri-City workshops are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Cost for each class is $30, or $55 for both. Classes are open to all ages.

To register, call Teri Rowe at 539-3036 or Liz Dale at 531-6724.

Hanford High bands performing Oct. 28

Hanford High's instrumental music department is putting on a free concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in the school auditorium.

Musical selections will be performed by the marching band, wind ensemble, concert band and orchestra. The public is invited.

The school is at 450 Hanford St., Richland.

Tamástslikt to celebrate Indian Heritage Month

PENDLETON -- The Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton celebrates Indian Heritage Month starting Oct. 29 with a number of exhibitions that define the culture of Northwest Indians.

The various events planned through November include a traveling exhibit titled Oregon is Indian Country. There also will be a flea market roadshow stopping by the institute on Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Then on Nov. 8, Virginia Roberts will conduct a genealogy workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Nov. 15, there will be a film festival from 1 to 6 p.m.

All events come with admission to the museum, which is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, free for ages 5 and younger and $12 for families of five or less. The institute is next to Wildhorse Resort & Casino.

For more information, go to

Documentary to be shown Oct. 29 at CBC

The film Flight from Death will be shown at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Hawk Union Building's Congress Room at Columbia Basin College in Pasco.

The film is the work of Greg Bennick, who produced and wrote the documentary about society's anxiety about death.

Bennick will be on hand at the screening to talk about what inspired him to address the topic of death.

The film, narrated by actor Gabriel Byrne, is a comprehensive investigation of man's relationship with death. It has won several film awards, including best documentary at the Silver Lake Film Festival in Los Angeles and the Beverly Hills Film Festival.

Admission is free.

WinterSports Expo coming Oct. 31-Nov. 2

The annual Tri-Cities WinterSports Expo is coming to TRAC in Pasco.

Hours are from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 1 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2. Admission is free.

For more information about the ski swap and snowboard sale, go to or call 509-522-1442.

Chippendales to be back at Wildhorse

PENDLETON -- Mark your calendars, ladies, because the sexy, hunky Chippendale Male Revue is returning to Wildhorse Resort & Casino near Pendleton for a two-night engagement on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in the Wildfire Cabaret lounge.

Best part of all? It's free. There will be two performances a night at 8 and 10 p.m.

Symphony extends season ticket deadline

WALLA WALLA -- The Walla Walla Symphony has extended the deadline to purchase season tickets until February.

Tickets to the symphony's 2008-09 season cost from $55 to $110, depending on seat location.

For more information, go to or call 509-529-8020.

'Sesame Street Live' tickets now available

YAKIMA -- Tickets are now on sale for the Sesame Street Live show Dec. 9-10 at the Yakima Sundome.

Performances are at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 and at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 10.

Cost is $12 to $25. Tickets are available at or call 800-325-SEAT.

For more information, go to

Songwriting contest extends deadline

International Songwriting Competition has extended its deadline for applications to its annual contest to Dec. 1.

Applications and a complete list of instructions is available at

Some of the judges for the competition include Rob Thomas, Chaka Khan, Loretta Lynn, Michael W. Smith and Ricky Martin.

All music styles are welcome. The website will guide you through the process of submission and if you have a site you can submit your entry to ISC via your website.

The entry fee is $35 per song, per category. Send entries via snail mail to: International Songwriting Competition, 1307 Eastland Ave., Nashville, TN, 37206.