Arts & Entertainment

Arts in brief

Arts in brief for Friday, March 20.

B&N offering reading experience event

Barnes & Noble Booksellers at Columbia Center is offering what the bookstore calls "a new kind of reading experience" where customers can share ideas with bookstore personnel.

The book talk experience will address such literary issues as favorite books, making and taking suggestions as well as sharing excitement about the wide range of literature available today.

The event starts at 7 p.m. March 26 at the Columbia Center mall bookstore. Admission is free.

Three Rivers Folklife concert March 21

The Whateverly Brothers and Watch the Sky are the featured entertainment for the Three Rivers Folklife Society concert set for 7:30 p.m. March 21 at the Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2819 W. Sylvester St., Pasco.

General admission to the concert is $11 and $9 for students and senior citizens. Cost is $1 more at the door. Tickets are available at Tri-City area Bookworm stores and the Octopus's Garden in Richland's Uptown Shopping Center.

Clement siblings gather to share art in Othello

OTHELLO -- The Old Hotel Gallery in Othello is featuring a brothers and sisters artistic act through March.

John, Paul and Tom Clement and their sister Barbara (Clement) Klassen are a foursome of siblings who share an affinity with art through photography, sculpture and paintings.

John is no stranger to Tri-City photography lovers. His work is internationally known and he's earned numerous awards for his landscape photographs in such competitions as the National Natural Landmark Photo Competition.

He also collaborated with historical writer Richard Scheuerman on four published books: Palouse Country/A Land and its Peoples; Palouse Country/The Oral History Edition: Wenatchee Valley/ Its First Peoples; and, Finding Chief Kamiakin. He lives in the Tri-Cities.

Paul Clement also is a photographer capturing images of wildlife. He lives in the Tri-Cities. Tom Clement is a sculptor who is known for his work with a variety of exotic woods and gemstone. He lives in Moses Lake.

Klassen, who lives in Idaho, is a painter who uses acrylics to create winsome images of birds and animals.

A reception for the Clement artists is from 2 to 6 p.m. March 21 at the The Old Hotel in downtown Othello. Admission is free.

Mike Murphy comedy show set March 27

Funny man Mike Murphy returns to the Tri-Cities on March 27 for another gut-busting comedy show at the Clover Island Inn in Kennewick.

Tickets are $15, and seating is limited. The event is for the 21 and older crowd only. For tickets, call 586-0541.

Quilters Guild annual show is March 27-28

The Tri-City Quilters Guild will hold its annual Quilt Show and Merchant Mall on March 27-28 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.

Judy Neimeyer will be the national featured artist with Jean Muscott as the featured member artist.

Hours for the show are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 27 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 28. Admission is $5 at the door.

ACT, Richland student honored at theater event

The Academy of Children's Theatre came away from the annual Kaleidoscope Festival a winner earlier this month.

Both ACT and the Richland Players took part in the festival, each performing a one-act play where they competed with 11 other theater companies from around the state.

Stephen Miller, a senior at Richland High, took a duel role at the festival performing with both ACT and the Richland Players.

Miller earned a best actor nod from the judges for his performance in both one-acts. ACT presented the one-act Zero Tolerance and the Players group presented No Trains.

Tri-City theater lovers can get a glimpse of Miller in action when he performs his award-winning role with the Richland Players again in June after the Players' regular season ends. No date has been set.

Tickets on sale for May 6 Third Day tour concert

Tickets are on sale for the Third Day Revelation Tour concert scheduled for May 6 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.

Tickets are from $30-$77 with discounts for early purchase. Tickets can be found at or call 735-0500.