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Arts in brief for Friday, May 22.

Tall Ships docking in Tri-Cities on May 22-31

The tall ship Lady Washington and her escort the Hawaiian Chieftain open their decks for tours from 4 to 5 p.m. May 22, 26-29 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 23 and 30.

The ships will engage in mock sea battles on the Columbia River near Sacajawea Park from 2 to 5 p.m. May 23-25, 30-31. Tickets for the onboard adventure are sold out.

There may be tickets left for a sunset sail aboard the Lady Washington from 6 to 9 p.m. May 23 and the 10 a.m. adventure sail on May 24 and 31. The evening cruises cost $35-$55.

Ship tours require a $3 donation. Advance tickets are available at or at the ship's docking port at Cascade Marina, 1314 S. 4th Ave., Pasco.

'Odd Couple' auditions set June 1-2 in Prosser

PROSSER -- Auditions for The Odd Couple, a Valley Theater Company production, start at 7 p.m. June 1-2 at Princess Theater, 1226 Meade Ave., Prosser.

The female version of the comedy will be directed by Tom Lathen. Six women and two men, ages 18 and older, are needed. The company also is in need of backstage help with costumes and sets.

For more information, call Pam Craig at 509-840-2322 or Julie Trumble at 509-781-0272.

Oregon Coast Aquarium plans Family Fun Fest

NEWPORT, Ore. -- The Oregon Coast Aquarium will hold a Family Fun Festival on Memorial Day weekend.

The Radio Disney performance troupe performs 1 to 3 p.m. May 23. The troupe of choreographers will dance, sing and offer interactive games for the kids. Free face painting also is offered from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 23-24.

All festivities come with admission to the aquarium, which is $14.95 for ages 18-64, $12.95 for ages 65 and older, $12.25 for ages 13-17, $9.45 for ages 3-12 and free for ages 2 and younger.

ACT holds 'Wizard of Oz' auditions May 26-27

Auditions for the Academy of Children's Theatre fall musical, Wizard of Oz, are May 26.

Roles are available for kids through adults. To make an appointment to audition, call 943-6027. Auditioners must come with a prepared song, be ready for movement and be prepared for a cold reading.

Auditions for Munchkin roles are at 5 p.m. May 27. Munchkins also need to be prepared to sing and dance.

Production dates are in October. For more information, call 943-6027. ACT studio is at 213 Wellsian Way, Richland.

Ashana concert set May 29 at Pasco church

Ashana performs a Heart to Heart concert starting at 7 p.m. May 29 at Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2819 W. Sylvester St., Pasco.

Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets are at Tri-City area Bookworm stores or call 509-308-1562.

Ashana is one of the first musicians to compose music with crystal singing bowls woven into the fabric of songs.

Cee Cee James to play blues in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA -- Cee Cee James performs a blues concert starting at 9 p.m. May 29 at the CrossRoads restaurant in Walla Walla. Tickets are $15 and available at Hot Poop Records and CrossRoads. The concert is 21 and older.

Pike Place festival set May 30-31 in Seattle

SEATTLE -- The Pike Place Market Street Festival is May 30-31 in downtown Seattle. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 30 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 31. For more information, go to

Towne Crier to salute troops on May 23

The Towne Crier will have a "Salute the Troops" party May 23 in Richland.

The event will be from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the restaurant and lounge, 1319 George Washington Way. Any veteran or active member of the military who comes will get 15 percent off their food and drink. The establishment will have patriotic decorations and music.— Herald staff