Arts in brief for Friday, March 5.
Kids' choir to perform March 7
The Children of the World Choir will perform a concert at 7 p.m. on March 7 at Central United Protestant Church in Richland.
The choir, which can include up to 100 orphaned or disadvantaged children from Indonesia, was organized about 10 years ago as a way to help children out of poverty.
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The Tri-City concert will feature 15 of the child singers, who range in age from 8 to 13. They will sing a selection of music that is mostly sacred but with a multicultural flavor.
Funded by a small group of Indonesian business people, the children are brought together through music and dance in an expression of solidarity for peace for the planet.
The children come from different nationalities, religions and socio-economic backgrounds in Indonesia. They and their families have been touched by either corruption, unemployment, substance abuse, political or religious unrest and separatist movements.
The Tri-City concert is free but donations are welcome, said Gary Jones, the traditional worship arts director for CUP.
Tickets on sale for ACT tea party, play
The Academy of Children's Theatre will hold a Mrs. Pott's Tea Party starting at 2 p.m. March 6 at the ACT studio, 213 Wellsian Way, Richland.
As ACT is presenting its production of Beauty and the Beast, several favorite "Enchanted Objects" will host a tea party at ACT.
Admission to the mother/daughter tea is $15 for individuals or $25 for mother and daughter.
Beauty and the Beast is at 7 p.m. March 5-6 and 3 p.m. March 7 in the auditorium at Chief Joseph Middle School, 504 Wilson Ave., Richland.
Admission is $13 adults, $10 students and seniors, $7 for kids 12 and younger. Tickets at the door.
Antique show set for March 12-14 at TRAC
The Tri-City Antique Show is March 12-14 at TRAC in Pasco. Hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. March 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 13 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14. Admission is $6 and good for all three days. Tickets at the door.
Desert Thistle Pipe Band to perform March 13
The annual Desert Thistle Pipe Band concert starts at 7 p.m. March 13 in the auditorium at Chief Joseph Middle School, 504 Wilson Ave., Richland.
Tickets are $10 adults, $6 seniors and students age 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the Tri-City area Bookworm stores or at the door.
See monster truck show at TRAC in Pasco
The Monster Truck Winter Nationals show is March 12-13 at TRAC in Pasco. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. March 12 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 13. Tickets are $12-$20 and available at the door.
Rough Stock Rodeo set March 6 at TRAC
Doors open at 6 p.m. for the Rough Stock Rodeo at TRAC in Pasco. Admission is $25 for gold section, $20 for silver section, $18 general admission, $12 for ages 4-11 and free for ages 3 and younger.
Tickets for gold and silver sections at Ranch and Home in Kennewick. General admission available at the door. For more information, call Robbie Klima at 539-0543.
Auditions March 8-9 for 'Henry & Ramona' play
Auditions for Henry & Ramona, an Academy of Children's Theatre production, are at 5:30 p.m. March 8 and 5 p.m. March 9 at the ACT studio, 213 Wellsian Way, Richland.
Call for audition appointment time, 943-6027.
Movie about indigenous grandmas to be shown
The Columbia Basin College Rad Tech Club (aka Splitting Image Club) will show the film For the Next 7 Generations at 7 p.m. March 5-6 in the Hawk Union Building on the CBC campus in Pasco.
The film is the story of 13 indigenous grandmothers from around the world who come together in an effort to spread a message of peace and healing for Earth.
Admission is $5 at the door.
Audubon double moviefeature highlights birds
The Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society will hold a double feature night at the movies starting at 7:30 p.m. March 6 in the Battelle Auditorium, on Battelle Boulevard off George Washington Way in Richland.
First Flight: A Hummingbird Story chronicles the life of Honey, a black-chinned hummingbird, from nesting to the first flight of her offspring.
Watching Warblers West is about 24 warblers found in the western United States.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 17 and younger and $15 for families. For more, go to www.lcbas.org.
Yappy Hour fundraiser to benefit animal shelter
Mark your calendar for a little "Yappy Hour" this spring for the West Richland Animal Control Facility fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. May 13 that welcomes all dogs, as long as they're on a leash and behaved.
The event will be held at the Sandberg Event Center, 331 S. 41st St., West Richland.
Admission by a donation of dog or cat food, or cat litter is appreciated, but not required.
Yakima college choir to perform free concert
Yakima Valley Community College choir performs a winter concert at 7:30 p.m. March 7 in Kendall Hall Auditorium on the Yakima college campus at South 16th Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard. Admission is free.
'Annie Get your Gun' on stage in Sunnyside
Sunnyside High School presents Annie Get Your Gun at 7 p.m. March 5-6 in the high school auditorium in Sunnyside. Admission is $6 adults, $3 students and seniors. Tickets at the door.
Reception planned for young artist contestants
The Mid-Columbia Symphony is asking that former contestants of the Young Artists Competition, along with their families, attend its reception March 20 that precedes the spring concert featuring the current Young Artists winners.
For more information, call 943-6602. The concert and reception are March 20 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. There is no admission fee to the reception, which is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Kaleidoscope skating event set March 14
The Tri-Cities Figure Skating Club will hold its annual Kaleidoscope event starting at 4 p.m. March 14 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.
Three youth groups who will perform individually at the event, including the figure skating club, Mid-Columbia Ballet and Au Daire Irish Dancers. Admission is $8 and kids 3 and younger are free.