Thanksgiving is a great time for family bonding. It's also a time when family bonding can get, well, too damn much! If you need a break from the family, there is PLENTY to do this week in the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas. And hey, if you and your family actually get along, these are activities you can bring them along to as well!

This list includes comedy shows, local shopping, 21 and over parties, and family-friendly events as well. Check it out and pick your party! Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 21

Women Aren't Funny Comedy Show- Tommy's will be featuring three HILARIOUS women for this round of comedy: local fave Emily Richman, Jamie Boyd from Spokane, and Tri-City native Shannon Corder. The fun starts at 7 p.m., but get in early to make sure you get good seats. They will fill up quick!

Wednesday, November 22

The Sports Page Friendsgving!  Friends! This party is for you! Family and friends are all back in town and we want to celebrate at the Page. So round up your crew and let's have a pre-turkey day celebration!

Thursday, November 23

The Gesa Turkey Trot!Every year, more than 3,000 Tri-Citians come together on Thanksgiving morning to “trot” a 5 k or a one mile track before their big meals. Back again this year is the Kia Ora Warm Up, hot cocoa served up by American Red Cross volunteers, the National Anthem performed by Miss Tri-Cities, and the fan-favorite Turkey Trot costume contest. All proceeds from this family-friendly event support the American Red Cross Serving Central and Southeastern Washington.

Friday, November 24

Black Friday: Chuck Palahniuk Author Signing- The first rule of "Fight Club," is go to this book signing by author Chuck Palahniuk at the Kennewick Barnes and Nobel! Chuck will be there starting at 8 a.m. They will have copies of all his works available for purchase, but feel free to bring in your own books for signing! Lines may be long, so make sure to show up early!

Disney/Pixar Coco Party-   Audiences and critics are calling Pixar's "Coco" one of the best films the studio has ever produced. Get to the Pasco Fairchild Cinema  and join Mariachi Halcón Del Río as we celebrate this remarkable film and the start of the holiday season. Go early to have your face painted in Día de los Muertos style. Proceeds benefit our Mariachi Halcón del Río.

 Thanksgiving in Wine Country-   Thanksgiving in Wine Country is an opportunity to taste wine, purchase the perfect bottle for your holiday table and help fight hunger! Join the fight against hunger in our community by bringing a can of food in exchange for a complimentary 'Classic Tasting' at Chandler Reach Vineyards. In honor of Northwest Harvest’s 50th year fighting hunger, they want to double our contribution.

Saturday, November 25

Small Business Saturday Kennewick-  When small businesses succeed, we all do. So each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, shoppers, business owners, and organizations come together to Shop Small and share the places they love with the people they love. Join the movement this Nov 25 by shopping small and sharing your favorite places, and be sure to keep an eye out for local events happening in Kennewick.

I Hate Hamlet-  A comedy by the Richland Players! Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich, beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play "Hamlet" in Central Park. There are, however, a couple of glitches in paradise. Check out the final weekend of this hilarious play!

Night Argent at the Scarlet Room!  Catch the Alt-Rockers the critics have been raving about on Saturday, Nov. 25! Making their debut on Billboard's "Top New Artist" chart, Night Argent is kicking off their upcoming US tour with a show in their hometown of Pasco, WA! Come see our hometown faves at this NAME YOUR PRICE concert event!

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