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Art in briefs for Friday, Sept. 18, 2009

Local bands lined up to rock Sausage Fest

The IV band will rock the Sausage Festival from 8 p.m. to midnight Sept. 18 at Christ the King Catholic School in Richland. There is no cover.

Other performers who will be on hand Sept. 18 include Voodoo Alley, Bluestone, Dara Quinn Quartet and the Sultana Dancers.

On Sept. 19, the lineup includes Tony Woods, Bluezette, Straight Up Jazz, Coyote Kings & Michelle Morgan, Voodoo Alley, Burner Brothers and Sultana Dancers.

The Sausage Fest, a fundraiser for the school, has brought food, music and other entertainment for the whole family to the Tri-Cities for 33 years. Hours are from 5 p.m. to midnight Sept. 18 and from 11 a.m. to midnight Sept. 19. Admission is free.

Auditions set Sept. 20 for youth orchestra

Auditions for the Walla Walla Symphony Youth Orchestra are Sept. 20 and 27 in Chism Hall on the Whitman College campus in Walla Walla. To schedule an audition, call Lacey at 509-529-8020.

Talk Like a Pirate Day features Capt. Jack

It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Sept. 19 and Capt. Jack Sparrow, aka Janice McIntyre, will show up at various places around town for a few laughs and an "argh" or two.

Capt. Jack will be handing out candy to kids at the Richland High drama department's car wash from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Denny's off George Washington Way. The pirate will visit the Hawthorne Court Retirement center in Kennewick from 2 to 3 p.m.

Sunnyside Coffee Co. features artist's works

The artworks of Julio Guerrero will be on display starting Sept. 18 and continuing through Oct. 23 at Guerra's Coffee Company in Sunnyside.

A reception for Guerrero is from 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 18 at the coffee company at 1829 S. First St., Suite B.

Admission is free.

Guerrero's art reflects the struggle of breaking down social barriers and the evolution of the urban Latino. He uses a mix of found objects, blood, sweat and tears to create his art.

Lend Me a Tenor opens Sept. 25 in Walla Walla

Lend Me A Tenor, a Little Theatre of Walla Walla production, opens Sept. 25 at the Walla Walla theater at 1130 E. Sumach St., off Highway 12. Curtain time is 9 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for ages 13 and younger. The hilarious face by Ken Ludwig continues Sept. 25, Oct. 2-3, 9-10 with a 2 p.m. matinee on Oct. 4. Tickets at the door or call 509-529-3683.

Living history night set at Kennewick museum

The East Benton County Historical Museum will hold a Live History Night at the Museum from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 18. The museum is at 205 Keewaydin Drive in Kennewick.

Festivities include a display of a chuck wagon, farm and harvest equipment, vintage dentist and medical supplies, an arrowhead collection and more. There also will be a medieval minstrel roaming the museum playing his fiddle.

Admission is $7 adults, $5 seniors and students, $3 ages 6 to 12. Family rates are $20 at the door.

Ballroom studio opens in Tri-Cities

A new ballroom dance studio has opened in the Tri-Cities called Carmen and Dale's Strictly Ballroom. Register for fall classes at or call 396-9291 or e-mail

Antique show planned at fairgrounds Sept. 19-20

The County Nesters Marketplace Antique Show is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 19 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 1500 S. Oak St., Kennewick.

Admission is $3 at the gate and is good for both days.

On hand will be a 1954 GMC Hanford transportation bus display, a train display, demonstrations by the Desert Fiber Arts group, kite displays and more. There also will be a Vintage Red, White & Blue Car Show at the fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19.

For more information, go to or call 509-430-2151.