The Chophouse, formerly known as The Old Warehouse Restaurant, 703 Railroad Ave. will bring Nashville on Jan. 28 to kick-off the opening of the small town restaurant.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Washington State Parks has announced free fee days Jan. 15-16, meaning the parks’ Discover Pass will not be required to visit a state park.
A winter recital, featuring soprano Dr. Gayla Blaisdell and pianist and composer Dr. Elaine Ross, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Columbia Basin College Theatre, 2600 N. 20th Ave.
Learn a new hobby and enjoy area wines at a “Brush and a Bottle” event 6 p.m. Friday in Chandler Reach Winery, 9506 W. Chandler Road.
CyberArt 509, a cooperative of artists working in the 509-area code is open 8 a.m. to noon Friday in Esvelt Gallery at Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave.
Benjamin Franklin, is the first in the 2017 Little Watts Children’s Series of Family Entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Gesa Power House Theatre, 111 N. Sixth Ave.
New shows opening this month
What better way to start off the new year for inspiration than to visit local art galleries?
“The Mountaintop,” a play about a man’s last day on earth, opens at Central Washington University’s Tower Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, in McConnell Hall, 400 E. University Way.
Consider learning round dances and two step at the Gate Swingers classes at 3 p.m. Sundays at the Yakima Square and Round Dance Center, 207 E. Charron Road, Moxee.
Wapato author Terry Winetsky will host a booking-signing party for his latest book “Belagana-Belazana: An Outsider’s Quest in the Navajo Nation” at 3 p.m. Saturday in the sunroom at Northtown Coffeehouse, 32 N. Front St.
McAllister Air Museum, 2008 S. 16th Ave., highlights the history of aviation in Central Washington.
The Museum of Flight will open the “Space Race to the Moon” exhibit about the American and Soviet during the 1960s on May 20.
Eagles Aeries No. 2928 will be hopping Saturday night.
Spend New Year’s Eve on White Pass with dinner at the summit, music and a little night skiing.