Arts & Entertainment

Arts in brief

Arts in brief for Friday, January 9.

Reservations Roadshow Nov. 1 at Tamástslikt

PENDLETON -- The Tamástslikt Reservations Roadshow is from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute near Wildhorse Resort & Casino in Pendleton.

Visitors are invited to bring family heirlooms, artifacts, books, photographs, beadwork, regalia and baskets. Experts will be on hand to evaluate the items.

Admission is free.

Dance Connection auditions Nov. 1

The Dance Connection will hold auditions for its 2009 Competition Team starting at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the studio, 2523 W. Kennewick Ave.

Applications and general information about the competition are available at or call 628-9998 or 947-8761.

Pendleton adds Nov. 2 concert to season lineup

PENDLETON -- The Pendleton Community Concert Association has added an additional concert to its 2008-09 season, which will take place at 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Vert Auditorium in downtown.

The concert will feature performances by Oregon student musician winners of the annual Music Teachers National Association competition, which includes two pianists, two strings and two woodwind musicians.

The event is free to season ticket holders and costs $5 for those without season tickets. The concert was made possible by a $4,000 grant from the Wildhorse Foundation.

Cheech and Chong tickets available

SPOKANE -- Tickets are now on sale for comedy icons Cheech and Chong. The show will be Jan. 24 at the Performing Arts Center in Spokane.

Tickets cost from $39.50 to $59.50 plus service charges and are available at or call 800-325-SEAT.

Pearl Django band performing Nov. 6

Pearl Django jazz band performs a concert Nov. 6 in the Battelle Auditorium in Richland.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets are available at Ted Brown Music and the Bookworm, both in Richland.

Pearl Django is one of Seattle's top jazz bands who brought the gypsy jazz sounds of 1940s France back to life and also takes its name from the famous guitarist Djando Reinhardt.

The last time Pearl Django performed in the Tri-Cities, it was to a sold-out crowd. The band performs a mix of music using violins, accordions, guitar (both rhythm and lead) and a string bass.

State poet laureate to be at WSU on Nov. 6

Washington State's Poet Laureate Samuel Green will visit the Tri-Cities Nov. 6 for an open-mic poetry reading night at Washington State University Tri-Cities in Richland.

The event starts at 7:30 p.m. in the East Building Auditorium, 2710 University Drive. Admission is free.

Green is the author of 10 poetry collections, including his latest The Grace of Necessity. He is editor of a small press that highlights Washington poets. He lives on Waldron Island in the San Juan Islands.

Walla Walla Symphony fundraiser set Nov. 8

WALLA WALLA -- "Let the Magic In" gala event starts at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Marcus Whitman Hotel, 6 W. Rose St.

The event, a fundraising event for the Walla Walla Symphony, features a dinner, silent auctions and musical entertainment.

Cost is $75. Reservations are required by going to or calling 509-529-8020.

Bluegrass Wranglers play Nov. 8 in Pasco

The Coyote Ridge Bluegrass Wranglers perform a concert starting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the First Christian Church, 1524 W. Marie St., Pasco.

The Wranglers are made up of Yakima musicians Jeff Farmer, Jerry Comiskey, David Eichwald, Tab Tabscott and John Young.

The concert is sponsored by Mid-Columbia Traditional Arts and Music Association. Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids ages 15 and younger. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call 509-492-1555.