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Arts in brief

Arts in brief for Friday, July 31.

'Taming of the Shrew' on stage in Walla Walla

Taming of the Shrew, a Seattle Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare Uncork'd production, is at 8 p.m. Aug. 5-9 at the Fort Walla Walla Amphitheater, 500 Tausick Way.

Some of Shakespeare's most memorable characters are found in Taming of the Shrew. There's the sharp tongue Kate with a volcanic temper and the fortune-hunting suitor Petruchio who bicker and brawl throughout their comic courtship.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with pre-show food, drink and entertainment. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. Tickets available at or at the door on the day of the show.

First Thursday Art Walk set Aug. 6 in Kennewick

The First Thursday Artwalk is from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 6 in downtown Kennewick.

Red balloons will flag the shops participating in the art walk, which includes: Laura Gable Studio, 17 N. Auburn St.; Kennewick Coffee Company and Old Roxy Theatre Antiques & Gifts, 101 W. Kennewick Ave.; Hoops Body Art, 115 W. Kennewick Ave.; Zinful Panini Grill & Wine Bar, 114 W. Kennewick Ave.; T&L Office Supply, 203 W. Kennewick Ave.; Fantome Glass, 120 W. Kennewick Ave.; You & I Framing Gallery, 214 W. First Ave.

Admission is free. Visitors can meet artists, look at art, listen to music and snack on appetizers.

Annual Prosser Wine, Food Fair set Aug. 8

The Prosser Wine and Food Fair is Aug. 8 on the pastoral campus of the Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser.

Admission is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets available at or call 800-408-1517.

Dave Stamey to play Hamley's in Pendleton

Tickets are now on sale for the Dave Stamey concert, which starts at 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at Hamley's Slickfork Saloon, 30 S.E. Court St., Pendleton.

Admission is $35 for reserved seats and $25 general admission. Tickets at the door.

Valley Theater Company presents 'Odd Couple'

The Valley Theater Company will present The Odd Couple at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7, 14-15 with a 2 p.m. matinee on Aug. 8 at The Princess Theatre in downtown Prosser.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors/military and are available at the door.

CH2M Hill gives $10,000 grant to theater group

The Academy of Children's Theatre was awarded a $10,000 grant from CH2M Hill corporation at Hanford.

The grant will be used as operation support to keep the academy afloat.

The theater group provides educational opportunities in theater to young people of all abilities and levels of interest.

Dance instructor plansto teach tango Aug. 22.

Dance instructor Ian Kirkconnel from Vancouver will bring his expertise to the Tri-Cities for a Tango workshop Aug. 22.

Cost for the one day workshop is $25. To register, call Beth Trost at 586-7609.

Jeff Dunham tickets on sale for show in Yakima

Tickets are now on sale for the Jeff Dunham comedy show, scheduled Nov. 15 at the Sundome in Yakima.

Tickets are $41.50 and parking fee is $6. Tickets at or call 800-325-SEAT.

Skweez the Weezle to play Irrigon Marina Park

Skweez the Weezle performs a concert Aug. 3 at Marina Park in Irrigon. Admission is free.

The concert is part of the Music in the Parks series, which also includes a performance by the Rolling Hills Chorus on Aug. 10 at Marina Park in Boardman and the Sidewalk Stompers perform Aug. 17 at Irrigon's Marina Park.