Arts & Entertainment

Art in briefs

Art in briefs for Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.

Pasco singing group to perform in February

Pasco High School's Tenth Avenue Singers will perform hits spanning several decades at their Spin the Dial winter performance in February.

Show times are: 7 p.m. Feb. 4; 7 p.m. Feb. 5.; and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 6. The performances are at Gregson Auditorium at Pasco High.

Tickets are $12 for reserved seats and $8 for general seating in advance. Presale tickets will be available at the school's office noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 29 through Feb. 4. Tickets are $15 for reserved seats and $10 for general seating at the door.

Science center exhibits to be on display at expo

Pacific Science Center's "Science On Wheels" engineering exhibit will be at the Tri-Cities Family Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 30. The expo is at TRAC in Pasco.

Science on Wheels is a traveling educational outreach program. There are exhibits featuring physics, space, math, engineering and other topics. The program reached nearly 237,700 students, teachers and adults in the state last school year, according to a news release.

Benefit concert set for Oregon East Symphony

The A-Sharp Players will perform a classical music concert starting at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Vert Auditorium, 500 S.W. Dorian Ave., Pendleton.

This preparatory orchestra is for mid-level musicians of any age. Proceeds from the concert benefit the Oregon East Symphony.

Contra dance set for Jan. 23 in Kennewick

A contra dance starts at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Shuffler's Shanty, 717 N. Irving St., Kennewick.

Caller will be Cindy Rakowski from Tri-Cities with Out of the Wood band providing the music, featuring mandolin, fiddle and keyboards.

Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. All ages are welcome. Dance instruction is provided free to all experience levels.

For more information, call Peggy Hamilton at 521-0199 or e-mail

Arts commission plans reception in Richland

The Richland Arts Commission will hold an artists' reception starting at 5 p.m. Jan. 22 at the newly remodeled Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Drive.

The event pays tribute to nine Tri-City area artists whose paintings and sculpture decorate the facility.

Those artists and works include Kimberly Camp's The Boys painting; Kathryn Kaye's Winding River painting; Judith Loomis's Cocooning Radioactivity painting; LuAnn Ostergaard's Ancient Wisdom painting; Wayne Snyder's Desert Energy painting; Thelma Triplett's Storm at Mesa Verde painting; Tom McClelland's sculpture Dreamer; Harold Balazs's brick wall sculpture; and D. Steve Yerian's Firestones of the Mighty Columbia painting.

Light refreshments will be available. For more information, call Linda Young at 942-7795 or e-mail

Tri-City blues band plans CD release show

The Badger Mountain Blues Band will celebrate the release of the band's second self-titled CD with a concert starting at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Bethel Coffeehouse, 600 Shockley Road in Richland.

Admission is free.

Joe Jencks to perform at folk music concert

Joe Jencks will perform a folk oncert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2819 W. Sylvester St., Pasco.

Jencks' website says he is an international touring performer, songwriter, entertainer and educator. He's has spent the last nine years touring full time.

Admission is $11 adults, $9 students and seniors. Tickets are $1 more at the door. Advance tickets at all Bookworm stores and the Octopus's Garden in the Uptown Shopping Center in Richland.

Icicle Creek Piano trio to perform in Richland

The Icicle Creek Piano Trio will perform a concert at 8 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Battelle Auditorium, on Battelle Boulevard off George Washington Way in Richland.

The trio includes Jennifer Caine, Sally Singer and Oksana Ezhokina. They have performed in concerts in New York City, Washington D.C., London, Austria, Germany, France and Italy.

Sundance film to be shown in Walla Walla

The documentary, Cargo: Innocence Lost, will be shown at 5 p.m. Jan. 16 in Cordiner Hall, 325 Boyer Ave., on the Whitman College campus in Walla Walla. Admission is $10 at the door. Following the showing, a panel will discuss human rights.

Music, comedy shows on tap at Wildhorse

Comedian Artie Fletcher performs Jan. 21 and the music of country band Earl Wear & Haywire is Jan. 15-16 in the Wildfire Lounge at Wildhorse Casino in Pendleton.

Both shows start at 8 p.m. There is no cover charge but you must 21 or older to get in.

French film showing planned in Richland

Bob Le Flambeur, a French film, will be shown at 8 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Battelle Auditorium, on Battelle Boulevard off George Washington Way in Richland. Admission is $3.

The film is rated PG and follows the ups and downs of a compulsive gambler.

Contra dance planned in Walla Walla on Jan. 16

Walla Walla Friends of Acoustic Music will hold a contra dance starting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Unity Church, 810 C. St., near the Walla Walla airport. Cost is $5.