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Art in briefs for Friday, Nov. 13, 2009.

Concert to help woman suffering Lyme disease

The rock band IV will provide the music for a fundraiser Nov. 14 for Tri-City native Doreen Dupuis Depalo, who suffers from Lyme disease.

Showtime is 9 p.m. at The Pub, 7001 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick.

Depalo, 46, is a single mom fighting an advanced stage of Lyme disease, which is a neurological debilitating illness. She is unable to work, doesn't qualify for disability benefits and has two children to support, said her longtime friend Gail Everett.

U2 tickets for Seattle show on sale Nov. 16

Tickets go on sale Nov. 16 for the U2 360-degree tour scheduled for June 20 at Qwest Field in Seattle. Tickets range from $33.50 to $253.50 plus service charges and are available at or by calling 735-0500.

Singles swing dance lessons start Nov. 20

Basic swing dance lessons for singles start Nov. 20 at Island Casino behind Columbia Center on Gage Boulevard.

Lessons start at 6 p.m. and continue every Friday. Cost is $5. For more info, e-mail to or call 586-7609.

Marine Corps ball tickets on sale

The Tri-Cities Marine Corps League Detachment No. 337 will hold its annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball and Silent Auction starting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Clover Island Inn, Kennewick.

Admission is $45 and includes dinner, commemorative glass and participation in the silent auction.

The league is made up of former and current Marines, as well as volunteers and nonprofit veterans assistance organizations.

For tickets, call Glen Carter at 628-8550 or Bob Trainor at 588-3034. Tickets also can be purchased online at

Comedian Jeff Dunham to perform in Yakima

Jeff Dunhan performs his standup comedy at 5 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Sundome in Yakima. Tickets are $43.50 plus service charges and available online at Parking at the Sundome is $6.

Sacagawea talk set for Nov. 19 at library

Robert Carriker will give a talk titled "A Student on the Columbia River: Sacagawea in the Pacific Northwest," starting at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the main branch of the Mid-Columbia Library, corner of 19th Avenue and Union Street, in Kennewick.

Admission is free. The lecture is part of the 2009-10 Community Lecture Series and the East Benton County Historical Society will play host to this segment of the series.

'Once Upon a Mattress' to be staged in Dayton

The Touchet Valley Arts Council will present Once Upon A Mattress starting at 7 p.m. Nov. 13-14 at the Liberty Theater in downtown Dayton.

The production continues with a matinee at 3 p.m. Nov. 15, 22, 28-29 and evening performances starting at 7 p.m. Nov. 20-21, 25, 28 and Dec. 4-5.

Admission is from $10 to $20 depending on seat location. Tickets are available at the box office, online at or call 509-382-1380.

Afghanistan film to be shown at Tri-Tech

The documentary Rethink Afghanistan will be shown at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in the multi-purpose room at Tri-Tech Skills Center, 5929 W. Metaline, Kennewick.

After the screening, two Tri-Citians who are natives of Afghanistan will answer questions from the audience. The film examines the effects of the U.S. military presence in the country.

The event is being put on by Mid-Columbia Community for Change and World Citizens for Peace. There's no charge and it's open to all.

Father-daughter dance set at Kamiakin High

Kamiakin High School's DECA club will sponsor a father/daughter dance Nov. 21 in the high school cafeteria, 600 N. Arthur St., Kennewick.

The event is open to girls from age 5 to 18 accompanied by their dad or legal guardian. Admission is $5 each. Tickets at the high school office or State Farm Insurance office at 2411 Steptoe St., Richland.Hear Mozart at Nov. 22 concert in Leavenworth

Icicle Creek Music Center will present a Mozart concert featuring music from his comic opera Cosi fan Tutte starting at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Sleeping Lady Chapel Theater at the Icicle Lodge in Leavenworth.

Admission is $25. The music will be performed by the Seattle Opera's Young Artists winners. Seating is limited so advance reservations are recommended. Call 509-548-6347, ext. 407, or go online to

Folklife group presents Idaho singer-songwriter

Three Rivers Folklife Society presents singer-songwriter Jack Brown at its monthly coffeehouse concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 1322 Kimball Ave., Richland.

Brown writes, sings and plays music that reflects everything from his Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans upbringing to his California stint to his current Idaho environs.

For more on his music, go to

Admission is $8 adults, $6 students and senior citizens. Tickets at the door. The coffeehouse begins with open mic, so come early to sign up for a performance slot.