Ahhh… the weather has been SO beautiful today!
I stayed outside enjoying the sun a little longer than expected today so I’m getting this blog post up just a couple hours before some of this weekend’s events begin: so make sure you check out the DrewBoy Creative “InVisible” art show about mental health that starts at 6 pm today and the bike maintenance and safety class at Greenies that starts at 6:30 pm today.
As for live music – there’s several options for you to choose from on Saturday night including a symphony performance of film music from Lord of the Rings 🙂
There are a lot of kids and family events this weekend which is great! Kidz Dig Rigz is one I KNOW my 4-year-old monster truck-obsessed nephew will be going to – especially because it has a bounce house!
Check out the rest of our post to see all our our specially-curated list of weekend events!
Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend 🙂
Friday, May 19:
Friday evening from 6 pm – 9 pm, DrewBoy Creative in Richland is hosting InVisible, an art show about mental health.
It aims to unravel the negative stereotypes associated with mental illness and be a space for people to openly share stories about their experiences with mental illness.
Artists include Felicia Follum, Bobi Wilson, Quinton Maldonado, and more.
It looks like a good show with an important message!
Greenies will be hosting a bike maintenance and safety class Friday from 6:30 pm -7:30 pm. If you forgot some of your bike fixing skills over the long winter, stop in to get some tips. If you’re new to biking, you’ll learn all the basics. Bring a tire to practice!
11Exhale Kennewick is celebrating it’s yoga studio’s Grand Opening this weekend. The new place is near Southridge on Union Ave.
They’ll be having free yoga classes, a 7 Directions ceremony, and an afterparty celebration. Check out their Facebook page for more event details!
Saturday, May 20:
On Sunday morning at 9 am, Northwest Paddleboarding will be hosting a free yoga event in Howard Amon park. The class is a beginning level yoga class, and they’ll be holding these free events throughout the summer! Check out their Facebook page for all the dates!
There’s a volunteer opportunity for a very good cause on Saturday morning with the Insane Inflatable 5K. If you volunteer it will help raise funds for Rascal Rodeo – a non-profit organization that produces rodeos for people with disabilities of all ages.
My cousin, Ann-Erica Whitemarsh, started Rascal Rodeo as a senior project in high school and now the rodeo travels all over the United States and Canada! Go here to register to volunteer doing everything from handing out water to race participants to registering people for the race. It’s at the Benton County Fairgrounds and goes from 7 am to 1 pm.
The Kidz Dig Rigz event is happening this weekend, hosted by Kadlec. It’s a two-day, family-friendly event for kids of all ages! They can get close to tractors, fire trucks, tanks and more! There’ll be monster truck rides, tractor rides, a car crusher presentation, bounce houses (my nephew is OBSESSED with bounce houses haha), face-painting, and food vendors. Sounds great 🙂
The last Candy Mountain trailwork party of the season will happen Saturday morning, from 9 am – 1 pm with CH2MHill. The event, hosted by Friends of Badger Mountain, will be finishing up the part of the beginning of the trail that goes into the new parking lot. That’ll mean raking out and then graveling the last 400 feet of trail – along with other tasks. Meet at the Candy Mountain Preserve Trailhead!
The Yellow Dog Integrative Arts Studio in Richland is having a “Saturday kids studio” day tomorrow at 10 am – 12 pm. It’s for kids but adults are welcome to come paint too!
It’s $25 for all supplies and instruction to make a 11×14 inch acrylic painting on canvas. You can also get $5 off the price by donating five items for the food bank – nice!
On Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm, the 4th annual Vintage Under the Sun and Artisan Market will be happening in Kennewick’s Keewaydin Park, near downtown Kennewick.
There’ll be a park full of vintage finds, artisan goods, food and shopping! If you haven’t been to Keewaydin Park, you should go just to get some sun and sit in the grass 🙂
On Saturday, Confluent – a makers space full of all different tools from wood working to sewing machines to painting – will host a class at 1 pm on mixed media collage.
You’ll learn basic collage techniques using images, stamps, stencils, paint, and more! It’s $25 for non-members and $15 for members, and it’s ages 15 and up!
Live music at Adventures Underground – awesome! They’ll be hosting Carrie Akre and Danny Newcomb – from the Seattle rock band Goodness/The Rockfords on Saturday at 2 pm. I don’t see any ticket price listed so I think it’s a free show!
The Mid-Columbia Symphony and the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers will be performing “Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Wagner” on Saturday evening at 7:30 pm.
It’s the season finale for the Mid-Columbia Symphony and includes rousing film music and opera choruses. The Varsity Chorale from Hanford High Choir and the Mid-Columbia Boys’ Choir will also perform in the show! Click here to buy your tickets for Saturday or Sunday’s performances.
For more live music, the Emerald of Siam on Saturday will be hosting Broken Lights with the HUB – described as a mix of rock, soul, and hip-hop. They’ve performed with Eclectic Approach, Jason Mraz, and more! The show starts at 9 am!
Sunday, May 21:
Confluent will be having a training session on Sunday at 1 pm on how to use the 3D Printer Tool. It’s ages 13 and up, and it’s free for members or $10 for non-members.
Make sure you check out their schedule of events on Facebook to see if there are other classes you want to sign up for! They have a wide variety of creative classes 🙂
On a related note, SCRAP is celebrating its second anniversary this weekend – and offering 10% off all stamps and scrapbook paper. SCRAP is a non-profit that collects leftover arts and crafts supplies and resells them. You can find everything from tiles, to brushes, to remnant fabric materials. Cool concept – stop by and see what they have 🙂
On Sunday afternoon at 2 pm, the postcard writing group will be meeting again at Ethos Bakery & Cafe. They’ll get together to write postcards to our elected officials and recap the past week of politics and news.
Ethos is one of my favorite cafes in the Tri-Cities. It’s a great place to go to sit and drink a coffee and munch on one of their homemade pastries!
We talked about the Northwest Paddleboarding free yoga in the park event. They have a LOT more events and classes for you to do this summer. Check out their website to see f you want to sign up for a Summer Upright Paddleboarding (SUP) package!
You’ll get 4 classes for $120. You’ll get an emailed code to reserve your spot in any SUP classes like Intro, Yoga – YES, while balancing on a paddleboard, Moonlight Paddle – using LED “torch” paddles (how cool!) and Tours. Most of the classes are age 12 and up – sounds fun!
Did we miss anything?
What are you excited about doing this weekend?
What would you like to see happening that isn’t?