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Arts in brief for Friday, December 26.

Extreme bull-riding event Dec. 27 at TRAC

Bull Bash, an extreme bull-riding event, starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 27 at TRAC in Pasco.

Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 6-11 and kids 5 and younger are free. Tickets are available at the door.

The event will feature about 50 professional bull riders and the same number of bulls.

ACT plans workshops for kids Dec. 29-31

The Academy of Children's Theatre will hold New Year's Eve workshops for kids in grades 1-4 on Dec. 29-31 at the ACT studio in Richland.

The workshops include games, crafts and songs and kids will learn about the New Year's customs of other countries.

Cost is $42 for all three days. Workshop hours are from 10 a.m. to noon each day. For reservations, call 943-6027.

Music festival planned Jan. 3 in Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH -- The Cascade Early Music Festival starts at 2 p.m. Jan. 3 at Faith Lutheran Church in Leavenworth.

The concert features cellist Martin Bonham, violinist Stephen Creswell and flutist Jeffrey Cohan.

Admission is $15 with ages 18 and younger free. For more information, call 800-281-8026.

Desert Fiber Arts show starts Jan. 5

The Desert Fiber Arts annual show kicks off Jan. 5 at the Allied Arts Gallery in Richland.

Featured artist at the show will be Betty Linn Davenport, formerly of Richland, who's an expert on rigid heddle weaving and author of Hands On Rigid Heddle Weaving.

A reception for the show's artists is from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 11 at the gallery, 89 Lee Blvd. Admission is free.

Father/son musicians to play with orchestra

Dan and Ryan Keberle, father/son musicians, will perform a concert with the Hanford High Jazz Orchestra starting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 in the school's auditorium.

Trumpeter Dan Keberle has played with such renowned band leaders as Doc Severinsen, Billy Eckstine and Louie Bellson. He's the director of jazz studies at Whitworth University in Spokane.

His son Ryan occasionally plays with the legendary Saturday Night Live band, is a regular member of the New York Maria Schneider Orchestra and has performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.

Tickets to the concert cost $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets are available at Ted Brown Music off North Columbia Center Boulevard or at the high school.

Pro bull-riding events Jan. 16-17 in Spokane

SPOKANE -- The Rip-Roarin' High Falootin' Pro Bull Ridin' Fun event starts at 8 p.m. Jan. 16-17 at Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane.

Tickets cost from $10 to $25 plus service charges. They can be purchased at or call 800-325-SEAT.

ACT selling seats to fund new theater

You can buy a chair and help the Academy of Children's Theatre move toward its goal of raising enough money to build its own theater.

The legacy chairs sell for $500 or $750. The lesser price includes a plaque attached to one seat in the planned theater. Donors who purchase the greater price seat will have the opportunity to select and name a chair with recognition plaque of their choice within the proposed theater's first 10 rows.

For more information about the fundraising seat sale, call the ACT studio at 943-6027 or go to

Sleeping Dog Wines to be featured Jan. 13 at Marina

Benton City's Sleeping Dog Wines will be the featured winery at the Jan. 13 Wine and Dine at the Marina, held at Ice Harbor Brewery at the Marina, 350 Clover Island Drive, Kennewick.

The meal begins at 6 p.m. with an appetizer of Butternut Squash Chips with a sour cream and chive dip and Canadian bacon stuffed crimini mushroom caps. The entree is a barbecued Boneless Pork Rib served with scalloped potatoes, and dessert is a fresh fruit torte. Each course is paired with a Sleeping Dog wine.

Seating is limited and tickets are available now. Cost is $35 per person, cash or check only.

On Feb. 10, Benton City's Hedges Family Estate wines will be featured. Tickets for that event go on sale Jan. 14.

For tickets or more information, call Ice Harbor Brewery at the Marina, 586-3181.

Wine celebration on tap Jan. 24 in Woodinville

WOODINVILLE -- The eighth annual Celebration of Washington Wines is planned Jan. 24 at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville.

The black-tie event includes a reception, live and silent auctions and a gourmet dinner. It will benefit the Washington State University Viticulture and Enology Program.

Items up for bid at the gala auction include etched magnums, collectible cabernets and syrahs, exclusive dinners and wine tastings and more.

Money from the last two events has helped create an endowment for a chair of the WSU program.

Thomas Henick-Kling, an internationally known enologist, will start the position in February and will be based at WSU Tri-Cities in Richland.

Tickets cost $250 per person and can be reserved by calling Linda Bailey at 509-335-7772 or e-mailing

For more information, go to

Winter Wine Gala set Jan. 24 in Wenatchee

WENATCHEE -- Members of the Columbia Cascade Winery Association and the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center will hold their annual Winter Wine Gala on Jan. 24.

You'll be able to meander through the museum exhibits while sipping exceptional regional wines including award-winning and newly released wines from 16 wineries.

Five Wenatchee-area chefs also will be serving samples of gourmet morsels to pair with the wines.

This festive event celebrates the growing wine industry of the Columbia Cascade region, which encompasses Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan and northern Grant counties.

The gala runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and is co-sponsored by WVMCC and the Winery Association. It's a fundraiser for the museum at 127 S. Mission St.