Did you see us on KNDU news yesterday? If not you can check it out here – we were so happy to have local news report on Bored in Tri-Cities!
Like we said last week, our aim here is not to create a comprehensive list of everything that’s happening this weekend because there’s just too much!
But we have created a curated list of some of our favorites. We try to have a little something for everyone – from families to youth to nightlife.
Here we go!
Friday April 21:
Starting Friday at 3 pm and going all weekend is the 21st Annual Windy River Open disc golf competition! This community of disc golfers down at Columbia Point park in Kennewick is so impressive to us – there’s always a group of people hanging out and playing on the disc golf field. Even in winter, we saw them out there – that’s dedication!
Even if you’re not participating, go down to see the action and meet some new people. The disc golf field is by the Kiwanis building. The weather is great – this is a good opportunity to get some sun and watch the games!
Pasco Taco Crawl 2017 also begins Friday! It’s eating tacos for a good cause – what could be better? You’ll also be able to explore Pasco, one taco at a time!
Buy a taco voucher booklet (20 tacos for $20) and then you’ll have 15 days to eat a taco at each of the 20 participating taco trucks and restaurants.
Another event happening Friday is a screening of the documentary “Embrace” at Buckwheat Bottoms in the Richland Uptown. It’s from 7 pm – 9 pm and is free! Join them in learning about body acceptance and self-love.
The Uptown Theater’s “Next to Normal” play will be opening tonight at 7:30 pm. How great is it that the theater is up and running again! We really want to check out the play. It’s a Pulitzer Prize winning piece of theater described as “an emotional powerhouse that illuminates the comical and gut wrenching truth of what it means to be a family amidst love, loss and disorder.” Click here to get tickets!
Speaking of theater, the Tri-Cities-renowned Hanford High School drama department will be showing “Antigone” tonight and Saturday night at 7:30 pm. This is the last weekend to check out the play!
We’re feeling all cultured now, how about you?
For live music, check out the band “Wabi Sabi” at the Emerald of Siam – which ALWAYS has new acts and unique musicians coming through. (Great Thai food too!). They start at 9 pm tonight. Wabi Sabi is made up of local artists playing “an amazing level of fresh funk and inspired jams”.
Saturday April 22:
Speaking of the Emerald, they’ll be hosting the a show on the national “A1 tour featuring T-Zank and Ben Frankie”. They’re an independent hip hop group with a positive message! Check them out at the Emerald at 8 pm.
Did you know Saturday is Earth Day? The nation is celebrating with “March for Science” all over the country. There’s even one here in the Tri-Cities! It’s at 3 pm at Richland’s John Dam Plaza. Show your support for science!
WSU Master Gardeners will host a discussion on how to prepare your summer garden at the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center. It’s from 1 pm – 3 pm and costs $8 for adults (free for Reach members).
Adventures Underground is celebrating Record Store Day all day Saturday. They say they’ve ordered some “really neat stuff this year!” AU records will open their doors on the Caterpillar Cafe side at 8 am.
Earlier in the day, The Children’s Reading Foundation will be hosting a free workshop for parents to show them how to get their kids ready for kindergarten. Kids who enter kindergarten behind tend to have a hard time catching up throughout their entire school careers – so make sure you know what skills to get them working on now! The workshop is free to all Kennewick residents with children up to 5 years old. It starts at 10 am unless it’s your first time attending, if that’s the case show up at 9:30 am for orientation.
Ladies – have you ever wanted to learn self-defense techniques? Well here’s your chance! Girls on the Run Southeast will be hosting a class at Pacific Kicks teaching basic self-defense skills to women of all ages. The class will start at 3 pm!
Have you been thinking about volunteering? If so, we have a suggestion. Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center is having a volunteer orientation from 10 am-11 am. Strides is a really cool non-profit organization that offers “hippotherapy” through a partnership with Kadlec in which kids with disabilities. In some cases, autistic children have said their first words while on the back of a horse – it can really help! And you can help them in many ways from administrative to walking alongside the horses to cleaning up the stalls!
This one. This one. As you may have noticed, we at Bored in Tri-Cities are a little obsessed with Ice Age Floods geology. (One of our first blog posts was an interview with CWU’s Nick Zentner on evidence of the floods we can see here in the Tri-Cities!) The Ice Age Floods Institute will be leading a Rattlesnake Mountain Erratics and Wildflower Hike on Saturday from 9 am – 2 pm. Geologist-author Bruce Bjornstad will lead a 4-5 mile easy to moderate hike across the Rattlesnake slope. You’ll see the thousands of ice-rafted erratics (rocks that were carried in on pieces of ice during the floods 10,000 years ago from sometimes hundreds of miles away). Sounds awesome! You do have to register ahead of time and pay for the day-long tour – check out the details here.
If the Rattlesnake hike is too pricey for you, then join the Wildflower Walk on Skyline Trail (Badger Mountain) on Sunday from 10 am -12 pm! Steve Link, a botanist with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and DOE will be leading the walk and teaching you about the plants you’ll see. Check out their event page for directions on where to meet!
EPIC Athletics will host a free trial training day at the Southridge Sports and Events Complex in Kennewick. Find out what EPIC Athletics is all about and get some free training from some of the best athletes in the community! Second – 6th grade is 5 pm and 7th – 12th grade is at 7 pm.
Want to get involved in local and regional politics? Tri-Cities Postcard-Writing Sundays is meeting at Resilient Roasters in Richland from 2 pm – 4 pm Since it’s Earth Day weekend, they’ll likely focus on climate science funding and other environmental issues – but if you have something else you’re interested in advocating for they’re open to new ideas too!
Welp, that’s it for this weekend.
What did we miss? What are you doing this weekend that we didn’t write about?
What do you wish was happening in the Tri-Cities that isn’t?
Bored in Tri-Cities wants to hear from you – and we’ll work together with the community to make those events happen this summer!
Hope you have a great weekend 🙂