Arts & Entertainment

Arts in brief

Arts in brief for Friday, April 9.

Christian rock band to return to Tri-Cities

Fireflight Christian rock band performs a concert at 7 p.m. April 17 in the auditorium at Columbia Community Church, 150 Gage Blvd., Richland.

Tickets are $14 in advance or $15 at the door. Group discounts also are available.

Fireflight is a Florida-based Christian rock band. The group was nominated for a Dove Award in 2009.

Tickets are at Ted Brown Music off Columbia Center Blvd., Parable Bookstore in Richland, the church office or at

Auditions to be held April 18 for new movie

Local filmmaker Caleb Guyll will hold auditions at 1 p.m. April 18 for a movie he's preparing to make called October High.

The auditions will be at the Academy of Children's Theatre studio at 213 Wellsian Way in Richland. Roles are available to actors age 16 and older. The film will be rated PG-13 because of some mild violence in the script.

Dance production set in Walla Wall on April 9-10

The Ancients dance production is at 8 p.m. April 9-10 at Cordiner Hall, 46 S. Park Ave., on the Whitman College campus in Walla Walla.

The free show is choreographed and directed by Idalee Hutson-Fish from Walla Walla and is in two parts. The first follows the nine muses of Apollo who are inspired by a visit to the Pantheon in Rome. The second dance is based on two pages of description of a spiritual awakening.

Kids Aviation Day set April 17 in Pasco

Kids Aviation Day starts at 8:30 a.m. April 17 at Bergstrom Aircraft, 4102 Stearman Ave., Pasco, near the airport.

Hands-on festivities include learning a pilot's secret language, planning a cross-country flight, preflight for a real airplane, building a model airplane and seeing how ailerons effect flight.

The event is for ages 9-16 and is limited to 100 children. Registration fee is $5.

The event is sponsored by the Mid-Columbia Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots.

To register, call 545-1549 or email to

CBC exhibit takes on politics, pop culture

The political and pop culture-themed sculpture of Gerrit Van Ness is featured in April at the Fred Esvelt Gallery at CBC in Pasco.

His work takes a stand on politics, war and pop culture by blending brilliant primary colors, not-too-subtle symbols and a satirical sense of humor. The sculptures are carved from wood and fiberglass, then coated with automotive paint and spray enamels.

Most of his works being shown are whimsical pieces designed to intrigue, enticing the viewer to ponder a moment longer at each piece contemplating the artist's message. Van Ness will give a presentation on his work at 3 p.m. in the CBC theater, which will be followed by a reception at 4 p.m. in the gallery. Admission is free.

Battelle film club to show 'Goodbye Solo'

The film Goodbye Solo will be shown at 8 p.m. April 9 in the Battelle Auditorium, on Battelle Boulevard off George Washington Way in Richland.

The American-made film is rated R and is about two men who forge an unlikely bond as they travel together in a cab. The cab driver is from Senegal and is trying to achieve the American dream. His passenger is an aging Southern good ol' boy with a lifetime of regrets.

Admission is $3.

Comedy show benefits Pasco Chrstian school

Kingspoint Christian School in Pasco plans a comedy fund-raiser and auction April 24.

Comedian John Branyan will be performing at the event at TRAC in Pasco. Doors open for the prime rib or salmon dinner at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $45 a person and are available at the school at 7900 W. Court St., Ranch & Home outlets and at TRAC. For more information, call 547-6498.

2-day gaming tourney set April 17-18 at TRAC

A two-day Halo 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 gaming event for players under 18 is planned at TRAC in Pasco.

The event is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 17-18.

Tickets are $20 per person per day and participants must have a signed parental consent form. Tickets can be purchased at the Kennewick Ranch & Home, TRAC, Hermiston Game Crazy, or at

For more information call Greg Delange at 547-9791 or e-mail

Alpaca event set April 24-25 at TRAC

The Pacific Northwest Alpaca Association is holding its two-day annual Premier Alpaca Event featuring over 150 breeders and more than 500 alpacas on April 24-25 at TRAC in Pasco.

Admission is free and participants will have the chance to talk with breeders, shop with vendors and attend clinics and seminars.

Go to for a schedule of the weekend's activities.

PNAA is a nonprofit association of alpaca owners, breeders and related businesses in the Northwest.

Quarterhorse group plans show at TRAC

The Mid-Columbia Quarter Horse Association plans a four-day American Quarter Horse Show April 8-11 at TRAC in Pasco. Admission is free. Information: Butch Rauch at 588-8027.