Boat Race weekend is here! A weekend packed with boats, jets, drinking, sun, family friends and fun! It's usually a good time, but let's face it, Boat Races can get a bit overwhelming. Not everyone wants to sit outside in the super hot sun all day drinking and watching really fast boats race, or planes doing aerial stunts. Don't get me wrong, I love Water Follies, but I'm not sure if I need to go EVERY year. A lot of people feel the same way. But if you're thinking of skipping Boat Races this year (or just hanging out one day), that doesn't mean you don't want to get out and do something. So here's a list of a few things going on this weekend OTHER than Water Follies. Have a great weekend no matter what and be safe out there! Hydrate!

Friday

Beer Choir- Never been to Beer Choir? Our mission is threefold: 1 Sing loudly...
2 In public... 3 While drinking quality craft beer. Haven't been to a Beer Choir Atomic Chapter meeting for a while? We've added a number of new songs in the guide of our Beer Choir Hymnal supplement (printed on spill proof paper) prepared by our amazing keyboard player Dan. RF McDougall's is one of Tri-Cities, Washington's favorite casual dining spots for food and drink. Situated along the magnificent Columbia River, R.F. McDougall’s is a fine way to round out the day with friends and family.

 

Saturday

Art in the Park- Come enjoy an open air art festival with over 230 artists from around the US! There will be concessions supporting local non-profits and entertainment from a genre of talent from our community. This family-friendly event provides free entry to the public. We look forward to another great show in beautiful Howard Amon Park!

Saturday Kids Studio-  You're welcome to drop the kids or bring the family to our Saturday Kids Studio and create this chic flamingo! She's on her way to Ascot, maybe..or wherever you think she'd like to go. Tell me a joke and get a chance to spin the "Dollars Off" wheel to get a discount! $20 for all supplies and instruction for this 11x14 acrylic painting on stretched canvas.

Wine Barre: Barre Class & Wine Tasting- Join them for a morning workout , and WINE down among the vines afterwards! What's barre? A barre class includes moves taken straight from dance, some Pilates-esque mat work, a bit of cardio, and a whole lot of pulsing - all to some booty-shakin' music. So barre so hard with us, then wine down with a tasting of Badger Mountain & Powers wines. A mat is suggested. Open to all levels of fitness just $20 doe the class!

Tea & Tarot: Summer Series-  Experienced tarot reader Jae Melland will be hosting this year's Tea & Tarot: Summer Series. This class will be from 4:30-6:30pm and Ms. Melland will be offering readings from 6:30-8pm ($20 for 15 minutes and $35 for 30 minutes; open to the public). This month's class will be similar to the past "Intro to Tarot" classes and will still go over the basics, but there will be more info on court cards and spreads.

Sunday

Living History: Frenchtown Reunion-  A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with re-enactors portraying real people from the area's past.The ensemble will feature Hudson Bay Chief Trader William McBean, Sam Pambrun as Hudson Bay Factor Andrew Pambrun, Jeannot Poirot as Father J.B.A. Brouillet, Jean-Paul Grimaud as Louis Tellier and Tom Williams as Sam Black.

Swatkins and the Positive Agenda - Talkbox Wizard from PDX-  SWATTY IS BACK!! One of the most talented musicians in the Northwest, has played with s many big names, and is a huge Emerald Pal! Come out and support this Sunday show! Sunday, July 29th. $8