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Arts in brief

Arts in brief for Friday, April 17.

Tickets on sale for Ebony Fashion Fair

Tickets are now on sale for the Ebony Fashion Fair, which starts at 7 p.m. April 29 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.

Tickets are $40 with proceeds going to the Tri-City Chapter of The Links national organization, which issues scholarships to local students.

In the past, the international Ebony Fashion Fair has come to town every other year for an evening of fabulous designer gowns modeled by professional models. This year marks the beginning of the show stopping in the Tri-Cities every year.

Film club to screen 'Milagro Beanfield War'

The film The Milagro Beanfield War will be shown at 8 p.m. April 17 in the Battelle Auditorium, on Battelle Boulevard off George Washington Way in Richland.

The film, directed by Robert Redford, is a blend of comedy, fantasy and drama about a group of land developers who want to turn the town of Milagro, N.M.. into a resort development. That is, until they come up against one resident who decides to fight the developers to the death to stop the project.

Admission to the event is by season ticket to the Battelle Film Club; individual tickets are $3 and available at the door.

Movie featuring local actors to screen in Pasco

The Competition premiers April 20-21 at Fairchild Cinemas in Pasco. Showtime is 7 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for a group of 6 or more.

All ticket sales benefit the Tri-Cities Community Arts Project, which supports student/mentor arts projects in our area. The film was a collaborative effort made last year by local educators and actors from Tri-City area schools.

Harpist to perform at Kennewick church

Chelsea Spence will perform a concert at 3:30 p.m. April 19 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, off Columbia Center Boulevard in Kennewick.

Spence, of the Tri-Cities, is a harpist for the Boulder Chamber Orchestra in Colorado.

Spence also is finishing up her master's in music and harp performance at Colorado State University. She plans to move back to the Tri-Cities in the near future and teach harp.

Pasco Farmers Market seeks entertainers

If you sing, dance or play a musical instrument, the Pasco Farmers Market would like to hear from you.

School music groups, dance companies, singers, puppeteers, theater troupes, choirs, orchestral ensembles, rock bands, pop, folk, ethnic, gospel, or jazz bands and other family-friendly entertainers are welcome to apply. No compensation is offered, but entertainers are welcome to set out a container for gratuities.

For booking information, contact Heather Hull Hart,, or 509-430-5616.

The Pasco Farmers Market, one of the largest outdoor markets in the state, is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Wednesdays May through October. For information on the market, contact Mike Somerville,, or 509-531-7274.

Norwegian folk dress expert guest at meeting

Donna Gilbery, a member of the Yakima Sons of Norway lodge, will be the guest speaker at the April 17 Sons of Norway meeting.

Gilbery is known for her expertise on Norwegian folk dress and she gives sewing demonstrations and workshops throughout the Northwest on making the costumes.

The talk also includes an audio visual program on the origins and history of Norwegian folk dress, and a collection of her cultural dress collection will also be on display.

The meeting is scheduled to being at 7:30 p.m. at Kennewick First Lutheran Church, 418 N. Yelm St. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Walla Walla University plans mission film fest

Walla Walla University will hold a missions film and food festival starting at 7:30 p.m. April 19 in the fellowship hall of the University Church, located at the corner of 4th Street and Bade.

The Walla Walla University Student Missions Department will be showing various films showcasing mission work around the world. One film was made by recent alumnus Carl Canwell. Admission is free. Due to the intense nature of the medical mission field, some scenes may not be suitable for young viewers.

For more information, e-mail, or call 509-527-2010.

Fashion show to benefit Tri-Cities Cancer Center

A fashion show to raise money for the Tri-Cities Cancer Center is 7:30 p.m. April 17 at Hanford High School, 450 Hanford St., Richland.

The show will feature vintage fashion, a speaker from the cancer center and live music by students Lauren Curran, Mackenzie Ferry and Kelly Buxton.

Admission is $7.

Take in Walla Walla's rowdy past at museum

The rowdy days of Walla Walla's wild past will be featured at 2 p.m. April 19 during Fort Walla Walla Museum's Living History Series. Featured pioneer will be the town's first mayor E.B. Whitman.

The event comes with admission to the museum, which is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and $3 for ages 6-12. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from April through October.