Week of June 17, 2018

Sunday, June 17 12 events
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens, and Lysistrata show in repertory through Sept. 22 at Vancouver, BC's "Bard on the Beach" Shakespeare Festival at Vanier Park. Tickets start at $24 (Canadian), and advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • All Day Neverwonderland of OZ 
    Dancing for Joy presents performances of Neverwonderland of OZ at 1pm and 6:30pm Saturday, and 6:30pm Sunday and Monday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The original production sees sisters Wendy, Alice, and Dorothy transported from the real world back into their lands—Neverland, Wonderland, and Oz. Tickets are $15.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:30pm A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 
    Broadway's greatest farce can be seen when A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum continues with shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14 to see the musical comedy that combines situations from the Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. Additional showings happen through June 24.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 7:30pm Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike 
    Watch what happens when two middle-aged siblings' mundane lives are shaken up by a visit from their movie star sister and her latest boy-toy when Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike continues this weekend at 7:30pm showings Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to the Tony Award-winning play are $20, and additional showings happen June 21-23.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 11:00am Berry Dairy Days 
    Strawberry shortcake booths, food and craft vendors, salmon barbecues, live music, a fireworks show, a free outdoor movie, a grand parade, activities for kids, a "Berry Cool" car show, a road run and more will be part of the 81st annual "Berry Dairy Days" taking place from 11am-10:30pm Friday, 7am-9pm Saturday, and 10am-3pm Sunday in Burlington. Many events are free.
  • 8:00am - 3:00pm Father's Day on the Farm 
    Bring dad to a buffet breakfast happening from 8-10:30am as part of "Father's Day on the Farm" at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. A GearHeads Father's Day Car Show (9am-3pm) and Dad's Ultimate Barbecue (11am-3pm) will be part of the festivities.
    BelleWood Acres :: http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Sedro-Woolley Breakfast 
    Eggs to order, omelets, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, French toast and more can be had at a monthly breakfast happening from 8-11am in Sedro-Woolley at American Legion Post #43, 701 Murdock St. Entry is $5 for kids, $7 for adults.
    American Legion Post #43 :: http://www.sedro-woolley.com
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Edison Farmers Market 
    Purchase fresh produce, art and more at the Edison Farmers Market from 10am-3pm at the Edison Granary, 14136 Gilmore Ave. The event continues Sundays through September.
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm Langar in Lynden 
    All are welcome at a Langar event from 11am-2pm in Lynden at Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara, 176 E. Pole Rd. Langar is the sacred community free kitchen of the Sikh people and every temple serves delicious vegetarian food—which they invite the general public to come eat. The largest free kitchen in the world is Langar at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar India, where they serve 100,000 people a day every weekend, and 50,000 a day on weekdays.
    Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara :: (360) 398-1184
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm La Conner Live! 
    The Chris Eger Band will perform as part of a "La Conner Live!" series taking place from 1-4pm Sundays through Sept. 2 at the town's Gilkey Square. Entry is free and open to all; bring a chair and enjoy live music on the boardwalk.
    Gilkey Square :: http://www.lovelaconner.com
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm Trivia Time 
    Bring your thinking cap when host Jeff Zwiers presents brain-busters about history, sports, science, pop culture, music and more at a weekly Trivia! event starting at 3:30pm Sundays through September at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is $1.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm Take Me to Church 
    The iconic Betty Desire and the Panty Hoes present a weekly "Take Me to Church" drag production starting at 8pm at Rumors Cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave. Entry is by donation; funds raised benefit community charities such as Northwest Youth Services, Safe for Free, and more.
    Rumors Cabaret :: http://www.rumorscabaret.com
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Monday, June 18 8 events
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens, and Lysistrata show in repertory through Sept. 22 at Vancouver, BC's "Bard on the Beach" Shakespeare Festival at Vanier Park. Tickets start at $24 (Canadian), and advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 1:00pm Neverwonderland of OZ 
    Dancing for Joy presents performances of Neverwonderland of OZ at 1pm and 6:30pm Saturday, and 6:30pm Sunday and Monday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The original production sees sisters Wendy, Alice, and Dorothy transported from the real world back into their lands—Neverland, Wonderland, and Oz. Tickets are $15.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 5:00pm - 7:30pm Plant Diagnostic Clinics 
    Local Master Gardeners will be on hand for Plant Diagnostic Clinics from 5-7:30pm Mondays through June at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Bring your spring gardening questions, samples or photos of unknown or problem plants, and other gardening questions.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7210
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm SUP Basics 
    Register in advance for a free "SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) Basics" starting at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. The program will you an overview of SUP and the necessary equipment.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Cuban Salsa 
    Rumba Northwest hosts a "Cuban Salsa for Beginners" class at 6pm at Bell Tower Studios, 1430 N. Garden St. At 7pm, a "Cuban Salsa Advanced" class takes place. Entry to the classes is $8 for regular students, $12 for drop-ins.
    Bell Tower Studios :: http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Cookbook Club 
    Read, cook and then share your dish at today's Ferndale Cookbook Club meeting taking place from 6:30-8pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. "Mexican Cooking" is the theme for this month. Come ready to discuss the cookbook you used; suggestions are available.
    Ferndale Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Sunset Cruise 
    Help raise funds for Whatcom Humane Society by signing up for a Sunset Cruise aboard the Victoria Star starting at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $55 ($35 for those under 21) and include a beer and wine tasting, snacks, live music, raffles and stellar views.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whatcomhumane.org
  • 9:00pm - 11:00pm Guffawingham 
    A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9pm every Monday at the Firefly Lounge, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. The event features approximately 20 standup comedians who each do a four-minute set.
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TODAY 8 events
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens, and Lysistrata show in repertory through Sept. 22 at Vancouver, BC's "Bard on the Beach" Shakespeare Festival at Vanier Park. Tickets start at $24 (Canadian), and advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Teen Paint and Sip 
    Area youth can grab a juice box and sign up for a Teen Paint and Sip happening from 2-3:30pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Talented artists from the Speckled Hen will offer step-by-step instructions. Please reserve a spot in advance.
    Burlington Public Library :: (360) 755-0760
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm All-Paces Run 
    Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Runners :: http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Chuckanut Radio Hour 
    Jonathan White will share his book Tides: The Science & Spirit of the Ocean as the featured author at tonight's Chuckanut Radio Hour at 6:30pm at the Heiner Theater at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. White may also briefly discuss his newest project—tracking the story of the recently discovered Western Flyer, the boat that carried John Steinbeck and Ed Rickets to the Sea of Cortez. Entry is $5.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books on Tap 
    Deming Library staff Erin Suda and Katrina Carabba lead a "Books on Tap" gathering to discuss Imbolo Mbue's Behold the Dreamers from 7-8:30pm at the Josh VanderYacht Memorial Park, 4106 Valley Hwy. This will also be the locale for meetings in July and August.
    Josh VanderYacht Memorial Park :: (360) 592-2422
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Skagit Folk Dancers 
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterward.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: http://www.skagitfolkdancers.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Thunder from Down Under 
    Expect seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm when Australia's Thunder from Down Under brings its interactive male revue to Bellingham for a 7:30pm show at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The "blokes" will turn dreams into reality, dance on tabletops, make their way through the crowd and even select a few lucky ladies to join in on the onstage fun. Tickets are $15-$50.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Comedy Open Mic 
    The weekly Shakedown Punch Up Comedy Open Mic begins at 7:30pm at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. Entry is free. If you'd like to take your turn onstage, show up at 7pm to sign up for a five-minute set.
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Wednesday, June 20 8 events
  • 12:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens, and Lysistrata show in repertory through Sept. 22 at Vancouver, BC's "Bard on the Beach" Shakespeare Festival at Vanier Park. Tickets start at $24 (Canadian), and advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Wednesday Farmers Market 
    Bellingham Farmers Market continues its Wednesday Market from 3-7pm weekly through Aug. 29 at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1017 Harris St. At the event, fresh produce, meat, honey, plants, live music, ready-to-eat offerings, and goods from local crafters can be found.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market 
    Produce, crafts and more can be procured at the Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market from 3-7pm Wednesdays through Oct. 17 at Hammer Heritage Square, 118 Ferry St.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm Group Run 
    All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free.
    Skagit Running Company :: http://www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Creekside Open Mic 
    Sign up to read your poetry and prose or play music—or simply listen in—at a Creekside Open Mic starting at 6:30pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court, Gate 2. Entry to the monthly event is free.
    South Whatcom Library :: (360) 305-3632
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Brewers Cruise 
    Tonight's "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" will feature liquid fare from Boundary Bay Brewery, Diamond Knot Brewery, and Anacortes Brewery/Rockfish Grill starting at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $39 and includes snacks; additional cruises happen Wednesdays through Sept. 19.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.whales.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm A Photographic Legacy 
    Tour the breathtaking photographs of Darius and Tabitha May Kinsey with narration by Everson photographer Gary Meader at "A Photographic Legacy" presentation from 6:45-7:45pm at the Sumas Library, 461 2nd St. Kinsey is famous for his images of the early 20th century Pacific Northwest logging and railroad industries, which his wife Tabitha May Kinsey developed and printed at their studio in Sedro-Woolley. Entry is free.
    Sumas Library :: (360) 988-2501
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Vincent Herring Quartet 
    New York City-based saxophonist Vincent Herring will be joined by drummer Carl Allen, bassist Yasushi Nakamura, and pianist Victor Gould for a Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center concert at 7pm at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $10-$20.
    Sylvia Center :: http://www.wjmac.org
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Thursday, June 21 14 events
  • 12:00pm Bard on the Beach 
    Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens, and Lysistrata show in repertory through Sept. 22 at Vancouver, BC's "Bard on the Beach" Shakespeare Festival at Vanier Park. Tickets start at $24 (Canadian), and advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 7:30pm A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 
    Broadway's greatest farce can be seen when A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum concludes with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14 to see the musical comedy that combines situations from the Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 7:00pm Bellingham Dance Company's Hunchback 
    Bellingham Dance Company presents performances of Hunchback: A Dance Story at 7pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. Social and cultural dances will be utilized to tell the tale—including tango, waltz, hip-hop, bolero and more. Tickets are $12-$15.
  • 7:30pm Open Air Summer Rep 
    As part of an Open Air Summer Rep series, iDiOM Theater will present performances of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the amphitheater at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Entry to the outdoor performances are free. A fundraising opening reception takes place Fri., June 22 just up the hill from the park at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $20-$30. Starting Thurs., June 28, Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play shows in repertory with The Seagull at various dates through July 15.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:30pm Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike 
    Watch what happens when two middle-aged siblings' mundane lives are shaken up by a visit from their movie star sister and her latest boy-toy when Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike concludes this weekend at 7:30pm showings Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to the Tony Award-winning play are $20.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm Bow Farmers Market 
    Attend the volunteer-run, open-air Bow Farmers Market from 1-6pm every Thursday through Sept. 13 at Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Rd.
    Samish Bay Cheese :: http://www.bowlittlemarket.com
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm English Country Dancing 
    Attend English Country Dancing classes from 1:30-3pm Thursdays at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. No experience or partner is necessary.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: (360) 384-2674
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Ice Cream Class for Adults 
    Register in advance for a free "Homemade Ice Cream for Adults" workshop happening from 4-5:30pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Cindy McKinney will demo a trio of delicious frozen treats—Jack Daniel's spiked bourbon/maple/bacon ice cream, a sweet and tangy strawberry chevre ice cream, and a refreshing blackberry sorbet.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647 or http://www.wcls.org
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm Blues and Brews 
    "Blues, Brews and Barbecue" continues tonight with music by Groovebot from 5-9pm on the outdoor terrace at Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way. The open-air concerts continue Thursdays through Sept. 20. Admission is $7-$10.
    Hotel Bellwether :: http://www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Jazz Jam 
    The Jazz Project's Jud Sherwood hosts a rotating house trio featuring top-flight local and regional musicians at a Jazz Jam happening from 5:30-8:30pm Thursdays at Illuminati Brewing, 3950 Hammer Dr., Suite 101. Entry is free.
    Illuminati Brewing :: http://www.jazzproject.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series 
    The youth rock band known as Heroes will kick off the Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series with a set from 6-8pm at the Columbia neighborhood green space. The free performances take place Thursdays through Aug. 23. Entry is by donation. Food will be available for purchase, and picnickers are welcome.
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Incognito 
    Reserve a seat in advance for the unconventional "Incognito" dinner series starting at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry is $82 to the six-course (or more) feast featuring seasonal fare. The details of the menu are concealed until mealtime, so prepare to be pleasantly surprised.
    Ciao Thyme :: http://www.ciaothyme.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pub Run 
    Join a weekly BBay Pub Run starting at 6pm every Thursday. Open to runners of all levels, excursions are 3-5 miles and BBay Ambassadors safely guide each pace group. Runs start either at BBay Running, 1431 N. State St., or at area breweries. Entry is free.
    BBay Running :: http://www.bbayrunning.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm Balkan Folk Dancers 
    The Balkan Folk Dancers meet from 7-9:30pm Thursdays at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Dances are taught, and mentoring is available. Suggested donation is $5.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
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Friday, June 22 21 events
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens, and Lysistrata show in repertory through Sept. 22 at Vancouver, BC's "Bard on the Beach" Shakespeare Festival at Vanier Park. Tickets start at $24 (Canadian), and advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 10:00am Lummi Stommish Water Festival 
    War canoe races, sla-hal games, foot races, dancers, a royalty pageant, salmon barbecues, a carnival, arts and crafts vendors, traditional singing and dancing, food vending and many other activities will take place Friday through Sunday as part of the 72nd annual Lummi Stommish Water Festival at the Lummi Nation Stommish grounds, 2295 Lummi View Dr. The event started in 1946 as a way to honor World War II veterans; today, it celebrates all of the community's veterans. Admission is free and open to the public.
  • All Day A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 
    Broadway's greatest farce can be seen when A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum concludes with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14 to see the musical comedy that combines situations from the Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 7:00pm Off Broadway 
    The Dance Studio presents its 39th annual year-end production, "Off Broadway," at performances happening 7pm Friday, and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Dancers of all ages will help audiences take a musical trip through Broadway, featuring works from Hamilton to Wicked, The Lion King, and more. Tickets are $15.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • All Day Bellingham Dance Company's Hunchback 
    Bellingham Dance Company presents performances of Hunchback: A Dance Story at 7pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. Social and cultural dances will be utilized to tell the tale—including tango, waltz, hip-hop, bolero and more. Tickets are $12-$15.
  • 8:00pm Musicals and Brawls 
    "An Improvised Musical" returns to the stage with brand-new plots, lyrics, music, choreography and comedy at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Backyard Brawl," which pits two teams of improvisers against one another in a "short form improv slugfest." Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 5:00pm Whatcom Cultural Arts Festival 
    The Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk will kick off Allied Arts' inaugural Whatcom Cultural Arts Festival from 5-8 in historic Fairhaven, including live music performances from 4:30-8pm at the Fairhaven Village Green. From 10am-10pm Saturday, visit vendor booths on the Fairhaven Village Green, attend performances and activities throughout Fairhaven, and visit galleries and businesses throughout the district. Activities and events will focus on the arts, music, performance, food, presentations and workshops highlighting the diverse cultural communities in Whatcom County with the goal of promoting cultural diversity.
    Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • All Day Open Air Summer Rep 
    As part of an Open Air Summer Rep series, iDiOM Theater will present performances of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the amphitheater at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Entry to the outdoor performances are free. A fundraising opening reception takes place Fri., June 22 just up the hill from the park at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $20-$30. Starting Thurs., June 28, Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play shows in repertory with The Seagull at various dates through July 15.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • All Day Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike 
    Watch what happens when two middle-aged siblings' mundane lives are shaken up by a visit from their movie star sister and her latest boy-toy when Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike concludes this weekend at 7:30pm showings Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to the Tony Award-winning play are $20.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 9:00am Chuckanut Writers Conference 
    The eighth annual Chuckanut Writers Conference takes place Friday and Saturday at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg St. This year’s faculty includes “Writing Down the Bones” author Natalie Goldberg and Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna. This craft-focused, cross-genre symposium is designed to inspire writers of all experience levels through breakout sessions and panel discussions led by talented authors, meetings with respected literary agents, as well as author readings and book signings. Go online to see the full lineup of faculty—including historian Paula Becker, memoirist Kate Carroll de Gutes, novelist Jonathan Evison, environmental writer Jourdan Imani Keith, and poet Jane Wong. Conference registration is $285 and includes admission to a pre-conference special event, “An Evening with Natalie Goldberg."
    Whatcom Community College :: http://www.chuckanutwritersconference.com
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September, seasoned guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays in downtown Bellingham, and 7pm Saturdays in historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $15-$20.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 5:30pm Keys for Kids 
    The Boys & Girls Club of Skagit County hosts "Keys for Kids: Dueling Pianos" fundraisers at 5:30pm Friday and Saturday at Stepping Stones Garden, 17503 Cook Rd. The outdoor event features dueling piano performances, along with outstanding food and drink—all in a beautiful setting. Tickets are $75 per person or $600 for a reserved table for eight.
    Stepping Stones Garden :: http://www.skagitclubs.org
  • 9:30am - 11:00am Wild Things 
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am every Friday in June at Marine Park. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm Coffee Tasting 
    Attend a weekly coffee tasting from 3-3:30pm at Camber Cafe, 221 W. Holly St. Entry is free, and no RSVP is needed to come in and enjoy a small tasting flight of the venue's single-origin coffees.
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Food Not Bombs 
    All are welcome to partake of nutritious and delicious vegan dishes when Food Not Bombs offers a community meal from 4-6pm every Friday on the corner of Magnolia Street and Cornwall Avenue (alongside the peace vigil). The event—which is dedicated to spreading food, love and nonviolence as an action against war and poverty—is free.
    Downtown Bellingham :: http://www.facebook.com/BellinghamFNB
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm Fourth Friday Art Walk 
    Artwood, Whatcom Art Market, Morgan Block Studios, Cooper Lanza Gallery, Stones Throw Brewery, Mambo Italiano, Current and Furbish, Peter James Gallery, A Lot of Flowers, Morgan Block Studios, Tony's, Blessings, Village Books, Whimsey, Colophon Cafe, Shirlee Bird Cafe, 12th Street Shoes, and Good Earth Pottery will be among the many venues opening their doors for the monthly Fourth Friday Art Walk taking place from 5-8pm throughout historic Fairhaven. With the exception of December, each month a new group of artists is featured; each event celebrates the unique character of the district with local art, appetizers, drinks and, in some cases, live entertainment.
    Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.fairhavenartwalk.com
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Beachside Barbecue 
    Pork sliders, barbecued chicken, green-chili-cheddar cornbread, coleslaw and desserts will be served family style alongside unlimited roasted corn on the cob and bottomless lemonade at "Seaside Sizzle: A Beachside BBQ" events happening from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays through Aug. 31 at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $10 for kids, $26 for adults.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Beachside Barbecue 
    Pork sliders, barbecued chicken, green-chili-cheddar cornbread, coleslaw and desserts will be served family style alongside unlimited roasted corn on the cob and bottomless lemonade at "Seaside Sizzle: A Beachside BBQ" events happening from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays through Aug. 31 at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $10 for kids, $26 for adults.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Beachside Barbecue 
    Pork sliders, barbecued chicken, green-chili-cheddar cornbread, coleslaw and desserts will be served family style alongside unlimited roasted corn on the cob and bottomless lemonade at "Seaside Sizzle: A Beachside BBQ" events happening from 5:30-8:30pm Fridays through Aug. 31 at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $10 for kids, $26 for adults.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Salmon Dinner Sail 
    Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food when the three-hour "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" returns this week aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $59 for kids and $79 for adults. Additional sails happen June 29, July 6, 20 and 27, Aug. 3, 10 and 18, and Sept. 14.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Little Silver 
    Random Orbit Sanders will open for Brooklyn-based indie rockers Little Silver at a 7pm performance at Bow's Blanchard Chapel, 3685 Legg Rd. Tickets will be $15 at the door ($10 for Blanchard locals).
    Blanchard Chapel :: http://www.blanchardchapel.com
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Saturday, June 23 41 events
  • All Day Bard on the Beach 
    Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens, and Lysistrata show in repertory through Sept. 22 at Vancouver, BC's "Bard on the Beach" Shakespeare Festival at Vanier Park. Tickets start at $24 (Canadian), and advance purchase is strongly recommended.
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September, seasoned guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays in downtown Bellingham, and 7pm Saturdays in historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $15-$20.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • All Day Lummi Stommish Water Festival 
    War canoe races, sla-hal games, foot races, dancers, a royalty pageant, salmon barbecues, a carnival, arts and crafts vendors, traditional singing and dancing, food vending and many other activities will take place Friday through Sunday as part of the 72nd annual Lummi Stommish Water Festival at the Lummi Nation Stommish grounds, 2295 Lummi View Dr. The event started in 1946 as a way to honor World War II veterans; today, it celebrates all of the community's veterans. Admission is free and open to the public.
  • All Day Off Broadway 
    The Dance Studio presents its 39th annual year-end production, "Off Broadway," at performances happening 7pm Friday, and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Dancers of all ages will help audiences take a musical trip through Broadway, featuring works from Hamilton to Wicked, The Lion King, and more. Tickets are $15.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • All Day A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 
    Broadway's greatest farce can be seen when A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum concludes with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14 to see the musical comedy that combines situations from the Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • All Day Bellingham Dance Company's Hunchback 
    Bellingham Dance Company presents performances of Hunchback: A Dance Story at 7pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. Social and cultural dances will be utilized to tell the tale—including tango, waltz, hip-hop, bolero and more. Tickets are $12-$15.
  • 8:00pm Musicals and Brawls 
    "An Improvised Musical" returns to the stage with brand-new plots, lyrics, music, choreography and comedy at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Backyard Brawl," which pits two teams of improvisers against one another in a "short form improv slugfest." Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 5:00pm Whatcom Cultural Arts Festival 
    The Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk will kick off Allied Arts' inaugural Whatcom Cultural Arts Festival from 5-8 in historic Fairhaven, including live music performances from 4:30-8pm at the Fairhaven Village Green. From 10am-10pm Saturday, visit vendor booths on the Fairhaven Village Green, attend performances and activities throughout Fairhaven, and visit galleries and businesses throughout the district. Activities and events will focus on the arts, music, performance, food, presentations and workshops highlighting the diverse cultural communities in Whatcom County with the goal of promoting cultural diversity.
    Historic Fairhaven :: http://www.alliedarts.org
  • 7:30pm Open Air Summer Rep 
    As part of an Open Air Summer Rep series, iDiOM Theater will present performances of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the amphitheater at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Entry to the outdoor performances are free. A fundraising opening reception takes place Fri., June 22 just up the hill from the park at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. Tickets are $20-$30. Starting Thurs., June 28, Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play shows in repertory with The Seagull at various dates through July 15.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:30pm Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike 
    Watch what happens when two middle-aged siblings' mundane lives are shaken up by a visit from their movie star sister and her latest boy-toy when Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike concludes this weekend at 7:30pm showings Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to the Tony Award-winning play are $20.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 9:00am Chuckanut Writers Conference 
    The eighth annual Chuckanut Writers Conference takes place Friday and Saturday at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg St. This year’s faculty includes “Writing Down the Bones” author Natalie Goldberg and Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna. This craft-focused, cross-genre symposium is designed to inspire writers of all experience levels through breakout sessions and panel discussions led by talented authors, meetings with respected literary agents, as well as author readings and book signings. Go online to see the full lineup of faculty—including historian Paula Becker, memoirist Kate Carroll de Gutes, novelist Jonathan Evison, environmental writer Jourdan Imani Keith, and poet Jane Wong. Conference registration is $285 and includes admission to a pre-conference special event, “An Evening with Natalie Goldberg."
    Whatcom Community College :: http://www.chuckanutwritersconference.com
  • 5:30pm Keys for Kids 
    The Boys & Girls Club of Skagit County hosts "Keys for Kids: Dueling Pianos" fundraisers at 5:30pm Friday and Saturday at Stepping Stones Garden, 17503 Cook Rd. The outdoor event features dueling piano performances, along with outstanding food and drink—all in a beautiful setting. Tickets are $75 per person or $600 for a reserved table for eight.
    Stepping Stones Garden :: http://www.skagitclubs.org
  • 7:00pm Sin & Gin Tours 
    Through September, seasoned guides will regale audiences with tales of fascinating characters at the margins of history at Good Time Girls' "Sin & Gin" tours at 7pm Fridays in downtown Bellingham, and 7pm Saturdays in historic Fairhaven. Tickets are $15-$20.
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    Head to Ferndale for a Pancake Breakfast happening from 8-11am at the city's American Legion Hall, 5537 2nd Ave. Entry is $3 for kids, $6 for adults.
    American Legion Hall :: (360) 384-7474
  • 8:00am - 4:00pm Plant Hike 
    Local author and ethnobotanist Allan Richardson will lead a Washington Native Plant Society field trip along Hannegan Pass Trail today. Meet at 8am at the Sunset Square Safeway parking lot to carpool. Bring a lunch and water, dress for the weather, and wear shoes suitable for crossing snow patches.
    Hannegan Pass Trail :: http://www.wnpskoma.org
  • 8:30am - 4:00pm Padden Triathlon 
    The Padden Triathlon begins at 8:30am (long course) and 1pm (short course) at Lake Padden Park, 4882 Samish Way. The annual event features swimming, biking and running, and celebrates accomplishment, competition and community. Entry is $95.
    Lake Padden Park :: 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm Twin Sisters Market 
    Affordable, Whatcom County-grown produce can be procured at the Twin Sisters Farmers Market from 9am-3pm at the IGA parking lot on Nugent's Corner, and 10am-2pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. The markets continue Saturdays through October.
    Nugent's Corner, North Fork Library :: http://www.twinsistersmarket.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Mount Vernon Farmers Market 
    The Mount Vernon Farmers Market will feature more than 55 vendors from throughout the Skagit Valley from 9am-2pm every Saturday through Oct. 13 at the city's Riverwalk Park. Through Sept. 26, attend a Wednesday Market from 11am-4pm at Skagit Valley Hospital (on Kincaid Street).
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Anacortes Farmers Market 
    Find fresh produce and much more when the Anacortes Farmers Market continues its 29th season from 9am-2pm at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. The event continues Saturdays through Oct. 27.
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Welcome to Chickenlandia 
    Dalia Monterroso of the popular Facebook page Welcome to Chickenlandia will present a free workshop that covers raising chicks, selecting supplies, proper nutrition and natural care from 10am-12pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. All are welcome.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 10:00am - 7:00pm Inside the green building scene 
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Sumas Writers Group 
    Aspiring writers can join the Sumas Writers Group to improve writing techniques, get feedback and gain information on how to get work published from 10-11am at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. All writing styles are welcome. Can't make it every month? No problem—come when you are able.
    Sumas Library :: (360) 988-2501
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Bellingham Farmers Market 
    The 26th season of the Bellingham Farmers Market continues from 10am-3pm Saturdays through Dec. 22 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to offering locally grown produce, crafts and ready-to-eat foods, ongoing events include Demo Days and Chefs in the Market.
    Depot Market Square :: http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Lummi Island Saturday Market 
    Vendors will offer fresh produce, local honey, gorgeous flowers, landscape paintings and more at the Lummi Island Saturday Market happening from 10am-1pm Saturdays through the summer in the field next to the Islander Grocery, 2106 S. Nugent Rd. Musicians are always welcome.
    Islander Grocery Store :: (360) 758-2815
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm Imagine This! Home & Landscape Tour 
    Learn more about how to go green at Sustainable Connections' 16th annual "Imagine This! Home & Landscape Tour" taking place from 10am-5pm at eight locales throughout Whatcom County. From passive house design to active solar, community gardens to a commercial farm, sustainable and swanky to tiny and tantalizing, this year's stops are innovative, diverse and educational. Entry is $10 (self-guided) to $45 (VIP bus tour, must be purchased by June 20).
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm Blaine Gardeners Market 
    Homegrown and handmade farm products, baked goods, arts and crafts and more can be found at the Blaine Gardeners Market from 10am-2pm Saturdays through October at the city's H Street Plaza.
    H Street Plaza :: (360) 332-6484
  • 10:00am - 11:30am How to Renovate an Older Urban Garden 
    Whatcom County Master Gardeners will host a workshop on "How to Renovate an Older Urban Garden" from 10-11:30am at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Pruning handouts will be provided, and participants will learn how the Roeder Home garden was brought back to its original glory. A tour of the garden will follow. Entry is free.
    Roeder Home :: (360) 739-9566
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm Apps & Snaps for iPhone Gardeners 
    John and Kathy Wilson lead an"Apps & Snaps for iPhone and iPad Gardeners" workshop at 11am in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Take home skills with five new apps to immediately grow and harvest your garden photography skills. Make sure your phones are charged! Fees are $8; please register in advance.
    Christianson's Nursery :: http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
  • 11:30am - 2:30pm A Novel Affair with Nancy Pearl 
    Help raise funds for the new La Conner Library by attending "A Novel Affair with Nancy Pearl" from 11:30am-2:30pm at the town's Maple Hall, 104 Commercial St. Entry is $30 to attend the luncheon and auction featuring the famed NPR literary critic, avid reader and noted librarian.
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm Ice Cream Class for Adults 
    Register in advance for a free "Homemade Ice Cream for Adults" workshop happening from 12-1:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Cindy McKinney will demo a trio of delicious frozen treats—Jack Daniel's spiked bourbon/maple/bacon ice cream, a sweet and tangy strawberry chevre ice cream, and a refreshing blackberry sorbet.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Concrete Saturday Market 
    A Concrete Saturday Market can be visited from 1-3pm Saturdays through Labor Day weekend at the Concrete Community Center, 45821 Railroad Ave.
    Concrete Community Center :: (360) 770-5914
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Lynden Cemetery Tour 
    A costumed guide will explore the many historic personages of Lynden when the Lynden Pioneer Museum helms a tour at 1pm every Saturday through September at the Lynden Cemetery, 1975 Front St. Attendees at the free event can learn about the meaning of grave decorations and how burial practices have changed since the 1800s.
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Tuesdays with Morrie 
    As part of a "Lend Us Your Ears" reading series, attend a pay-what-you-will performance of Mitch Ablom's Tuesdays with Morrie at 2pm at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Directed by Suzy Willhoft, the play features local actors Bob Simmons and Robert Muzzy. No reservations are required; be aware that there are adult language and situations.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild :: http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Nooksack River Walk 
    Learn about local salmon species, discover native plants and find aquatic insects at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association's Nooksack River Walk starting at 3pm in Glacier at the Horseshoe Bend Trailhead. The free, all-ages educational excursions will be led by Nooksack River Steward naturalists Saturdays through Sept. 22.
    Horseshoe Bend Trailhead :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Saturday Seafood Boil 
    Sockeye salmon, Caesar salad, and a traditional seafood boil with shrimp, fish, andouille sausage, corn and clams can be had at a Saturday Seafood Boil from 5:30-8:30pm by the shore at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $10 for kids under 12, $28 otherwise. The event happens weekly through Sept. 1.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Seafood Boil 
    Sockeye salmon, Caesar salad, and a traditional seafood boil with prawns, fish, andouille sausage, corn and clams can be had at a Saturday Seafood Boil from 5:30-8:30pm by the shore at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $10 for kids under 12, $28 otherwise. The event happens weekly through Sept. 1.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm Seafood Boil 
    Sockeye salmon, Caesar salad, and a traditional seafood boil with prawns, fish, andouille sausage, corn and clams can be had at a Saturday Seafood Boil from 5:30-8:30pm by the shore at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $10 for kids under 12, $28 otherwise. The event happens weekly through Sept. 1.
    Semiahmoo Resort :: http://www.semiahmoo.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Dudestock 
    Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the cult hit The Big Lebowski at the annual "Dudestock" starting at 7pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Prizes will be awarded for best costume in several categories, including a chance to win a comfy couch seat in the theatre for the show—which starts at 8pm. Come in your bathrobe if you like! Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 on the day of the show.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Musical Reunion 
    Jazz and blues guitarist and vocalist Albanie Falletta, string bassist Ryan Gould, and multi-instrumentalist Lauryn Gould perform at 7pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. The New Orleans-based Falletta met the Gould's in Austin, Texas, and the tour they're on makes for a very special reunion. Admission is $18.
    YWCA Ballroom :: (360) 733-5960
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Chuckanut Writers Conference Open Mics 
    Chuckanut Writers Conference participants will read from their work at four open mics taking place concurrently at 7pm at four venues in historic Fairhaven—including Village Books Reading Gallery, Evolve Chocolate and Cafe, Lovitt Restaurant, and Magdalena's Creperie. Entry is free and open to the public.
    Village Books Reading Gallery, Evolve Chocolate and Cafe, Lovitt Restaurant, and Magdalena's Creperie :: http://www.chuckanutwritersconference.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm An Evening with Ira Glass 
    Tickets are still available for "Seven Things I've Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass" at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Glass is the creator, producer and host of This American Life, the iconic, weekly public radio program with millions of listeners around the world. Using audio clips, music and video, Glass will deliver a unique talk, sharing lessons from his life and career in storytelling. He'll mix stories live onstage to help his audience better follow his creative process. Tickets are $29-50-$59.50.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
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