Week of October 14, 2018

Sunday, October 14 14 events
  • 10:00am Boating Center Final Weekend 
    The Community Boating Center will be open for the final weekend from 10am until sunset Saturday and Sunday at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards.
    Community Boating Center :: http://www.boatingcenter.org
  • 10:00am Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 
    More than 40 artists working in a variety of mediums will open their creative spaces to the public for the second weekend of the 24th annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour happening from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Whatcom County. Entry to the self-guided tour is free. Plan your route online, or pick up a map at businesses throughout the county.
    Throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County :: http://www.studiotour.net
  • 7:30pm How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 
    The musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying continues this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Based on the 1962 Tony Award-winning play, the big-business satire follows the unlikely rise of J. Pierpont Finch. Tickets are $20; additional performances happen weekends through Oct. 27.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.acttheatre.com
  • 10:00am Fall Book Sale 
    Find some fantastic reads at bargain prices at a Fall Book Sale happening from 10am-5pm Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday, and 1-4pm Sunday at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Books and DVDs for all ages will be available; on Sunday, fill a bag for $4.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 7:30pm Side Show 
    Watch a moving portrait of two women conjoined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love when the musical Side Show continues this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, the show follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks. Tickets are $12-$26. Additional performances happen Oct. 18-20.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 9:00am Paws in the Pumpkin Patch Cat Show 
    "Paws in the Pumpkin Patch" will be the theme of Evergreen Cat Fanciers' annual Cat Show from 9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. More than 150 cats will be competing for awards, and adoptable cats and kittens from the Community Cat Coalition will be seeking their forever homes. Entry is $5-$8.
    Ferndale Events Center :: http://www.evergreencatfanciers.org
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Rabbit Ride 
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Ferndale Harvest Festival 
    Bring the family and have fun playing pumpkin carnival games, getting your face painted, and decorating a pumpkin to take home at a Ferndale Harvest Festival happening from 10am-12pm at Pioneer Park, 2007 Cherry St. Entry is free and open to all ages.
  • 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 Pickett House Tour 
    Check out the oldest wooden structure in Washington state still at its original location at a monthly Open House from 1-4pm at the Pickett House, 910 Bancroft St. The Second Sunday tours are offered by Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington. Entry is by donation.
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Keith Carpenter and Lynne Givler 
    Be prepared to travel a musical globe when Keith Carpenter and Lynne Givler move from swing to jazz, folk, country and more at a 2pm concert at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Violinist Julian Smedlry and guitarist Ron Peters will play along. Suggested donation is $18.
    Nancy's Farm :: http://www.nancysfarm.com
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm Nookchat 
    All are welcome at a "NookChat: Community Storytelling—Everson Auction Barn" event from 3-4:30pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. DeLinda Owens-Llewellyn, granddaughter of Bob and Vetera Noble, will share pictures and stories of her family’s transformation of the school into their personal residence, the Farmers Auction House, Lunch Counter, and Auction Corner Grocery. Entry is free.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm Matt Hatt and Edda Glass 
    Matt Hatt's and Edda Glass' award-winning jazz Americana and Brazilian bossa nova can be heard at a 7:30pm performance at the Firehouse Arts and Event Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Suggested donation is $15-$25 at the door; nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.
    Firehouse Arts and Event Center :: http://www.firehouseperformingartscenter.com
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm Way North Comedy Triple Header 
    Way North Comedy hosts a Triple Header Standup show starting at 8pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Professional comics Mary Lou Gamba, Sam Miller, and Mike Masilotti will each perform a feature-length set. Tickets are $12.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
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TODAY 8 events
  • 8:30am - 5:30pm Mental Health First Aid Training 
    As part of its mission to strengthen healthcare in rural communities, the Area Health Education Center for Western Washington will offer free "Mental Health First Aid" training from 8:30am-5:30pm in Sumas a the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, 8251 Kendall Rd. Participants will earn a certificate demonstrating they’ve learned a five-step action plan to help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors and others cope with mental health or substance use problems. Please register in advance.
    East Whatcom Regional Resource Center :: http://www.ahecww.org/training
  • 10:30am - 11:30am Anything Goes Arts and Crafts 
    Bring your own project to work on—and maybe teach others your skill—or work on a craft selected by library staff at an "Anything Goes Arts and Crafts" gathering from 10:30-11:30am at the Sumas Library, 461 2nd St. This month, necessary materials will also be provided to decoupage a votive candle holder. Entry is free.
    Sumas Library :: (360) 988-2501
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm Wheelchair Gangball 
    Attend Indoor Wheelchair Gangball from 3:30-5:30pm every Monday through May at Bloedel Donovan, 2200 Electric Ave. Sport wheelchairs will be provided, and able-bodied participants are welcome. Please call or text to RSVP.
    Bloedel Donovan :: (360) 303-2130
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Ski and Snowboard Tuning Basics 
    Learn how to sharpen edges, detune contact points, wax, make minor repairs and adjustments and more at a "Ski and Snowboard Tuning Basics" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. No experience is necessary. Entry is free; register in advance.
    REI :: 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm Sista in the Brotherhood 
    Students Helping Build an Inclusive Future for the Trades (SHIFT) will host a free screening of Sista in the Brotherhood at 6:30pm at Bellingham Technical College's Campus Center building. The short film features a black tradeswoman who faces discrimination on a new job site and must choose between making a stand or keeping her job. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Dawn Jones Redstone and producer Dr. Roberta Hunte. Entry is $5 (free for BTC students).
    Bellingham Technical College :: http://www.btc.edu
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Washington Wines 
    Laurent Martel will look at the history and future of wine in Washington, as he guides a carefully curated tasting of some of the state’s finest wines at a "Washington Wines" class from 6:30-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 314 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39 (please be 21 or older).
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm Vaudevillingham 
    Attend the Bellingham Circus Guild's monthly uncensored variety show, “Vaudevillingham,” at 7pm (family-friendly) and 9pm (anything goes) performances at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite #102. Expect to see everything from aerial performances to dance, comedy, magic, juggling, burlesque and more. Both novice and veteran performers are welcome to share their talents. Suggested donation is $5-$10.
  • 9:00pm - 10:30pm 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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Tuesday, October 16 12 events
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Rainbow Reads 
    Students in 8th grade and up can attend Rainbow Reads, an LGBTQ-plus-centered book group that explores Stonewall Book Award Winners and Honor books, from 3-4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Teen readers are welcome to attend and engage in fun, respectful dialogue facilitated by WCLS staff. Refreshments will be provided.
    Ferndale Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Cook It and Book It 
    Students in grades 4-7 can meet up for cooking and book-related fun at a monthly "Cook It and Book It" gathering from 3:30-5pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. If whipping up something tasty to eat and talking about books interests your kids, have them check it out.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm War Through the Eyes of Women Book Club 
    Attend an open house for a new War Through the Eyes of Women Book Club from 6-7:30pm at the Bellingham Vet Center, 3800 Byron Ave., suite #125. Join the book club for military women to discuss powerful literature by writers who have a deep understanding of military service and life on the home front. The discussions will be guided by skilled leaders to help participants connect the literature and the author’s meaning to their own lives.
    Bellingham Vet Center :: (360) 733-9226
  • 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 Mind-Body-Food Connection 
    Eating coach Sarah Clarke leads an "Exploring the Mind-Body-Food Connection" presentation from 6:30-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Attendees will gain new insights into the psychology of eating, and tools for overcoming the obstacles between you and your best self. Entry is $25.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: http://www.communityfood.coop
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Peru Novoandina 
    Antonio Diaz demonstrates popular dishes from Peruvian fusion cuisine at a "Peru Novoandina" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm WAKE Meeting 
    The Whatcom Association of Kayak Enthusiasts hosts its monthly meeting starting with a social at 6:30pm at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Center, 3057 E. Bakerview Rd. At 7pm, Chris Mitchell will explore "The Environment of the Ocean Coast." All are welcome.
    Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Center :: http://www.wakekayak.org
  • 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
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm Books on Tap 
    Deming Library staff Erin Suda and Katrina Carabba will lead a discussion about Kelly Regan Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon at a Books on Tap meeting from 7-8:30pm at the North Fork Brewery, 6186 Mt. Baker Hwy.
    North Fork Brewery :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Beginning Square Dance Lessons 
    Rainbow Squares will host Beginning Square Dance Lessons from 7-9pm at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. Entry $5 per lesson. Singles, couples and families are all welcome.
    Ten Mile Grange :: (360) 733-4487
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm 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.
  • 7:30pm - 10:30pm Fancy Bingo 
    Aireekah will host a monthly "Fancy Bingo" event from 7:30-10:30pm in the Mountain Room at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Bingo cards are $2 each or a sheet of three for $5. Proceeds from this monthly event benefit rotating local nonprofits.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: http://www.bbaybrewery.com
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Wednesday, October 17 10 events
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Bellingham at Home Informational Meeting 
    Find out about membership, services, and volunteer opportunities offered by Bellingham's virtual village at Bellingham At Home presentation from 1-3pm at the Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. The program empowers seniors to stay active and engaged while living in their own homes and neighborhoods.
    Bellingham Senior Activity Center :: http://www.bellinghamathome.org
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm Endangered Species Curator's Tour 
    oin Barbara Matilsky, Curator of Art, for an inside view of "Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity" at a Curator's Tour taking place from 1:30-2:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. While discussing key themes and selected artists’ works, she will describe the process of organizing this timely, interdisciplinary exhibition. Entry is included with admission.
    Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building :: http://www.whatcommuseum.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 - 9:00pm Prosecutors race is a referendum on reform 
  • 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
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Brian Dean Trio 
    Jazz pianist, composer and educator Brian Dean will be joined by trumpeter Kevin woods and bassist Michael Glynn for a Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center concert at 7pm at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. Tickets will be $5-$15 at the door.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.wjmac.org
  • 7:00pm - 11:30pm Where the sidewalk ends 
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Walking to the End of the World 
    Beth Jusino reads from Walking to the End of the World: A Thousand Miles of the Camino de Santiago at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In April 2015, Beth and Eric Jusino, laden with backpacks and nerves, walked out of a cathedral in the historic village of Le Puy, France, down a cobblestone street, and turned west. Seventy-nine days, a thousand miles, two countries, two mountain ranges, and three pairs of shoes later, they reached the Atlantic Ocean.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Climate Change and Forests 
    The local chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society invites you to a public meeting from 7-9pm at the RE Store's Sustainable Living Center, 2309 Meridian St. At the free event, Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient Dr. David L. Peterson will talk about "Climate Change and Forests: The Pacific Northwest and Beyond."
    Sustainable Living Center :: http://www.wnpskoma.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Modified documentary and Panel Discussion 
    As part of Doctober, join the Community Food Co-op for an evening featuring a viewing of Modified—a documentary featuring a filmmaker who embarks on a personal and poignant investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world—at 7:30pm at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. The Co-op will host informational tabling prior to the movie, and a short panel discussion and Q & A session will follow the film. Ticket prices vary.
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Thursday, October 18 15 events
  • 7:30pm The Skriker 
    Watch the dark tale of an ancient fairy who transforms into a plethora of objects and people as it pursues two teenage mothers whom it befriends, manipulates, seduces and entraps when Caryl Churchill's The Skriker continues this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Directed by Shu-Ling Hergenhahn-Zhao, this work is the first of four mainstage productions in iDiOM Theater's 2018-19 season. Tickets are $16-$20; additional performances happen Oct. 25-27.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:30pm The Duck Variations 
    Stone Town Theatre Works and iDiOM Theater team up to present David Mamet's The Duck Variations at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday in the Studio Theater at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. The play dramatizes the old adage that people who talk the most with authority about something are the ones most likely to know the least about it. Tickets are $12-$15; additional performances happen Oct. 25-27.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm Side Show 
    Watch a moving portrait of two women conjoined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love when the musical Side Show concludes this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, the show produced by the Theater Arts Guild follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks. Tickets are $12-$26. Additional performances happen Oct. 18-20.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 10:00am Fall Craft & Antique Show 
    More than 100 artisans will inspire you with their creativity at the 28th annual Fall Craft & Antique Show taking place from 10am-8pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $5-$6.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com
  • 7:30pm How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 
    The musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying continues this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Based on the 1962 Tony Award-winning play, the big-business satire follows the unlikely rise of J. Pierpont Finch. Tickets are $20; additional performances happen Oct. 25-27.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.actheatre.com
  • 4:00pm Komo Kulshan Ski Swap 
    Drop off your used gear for the annual Komo Kulshan Ski & Snowboard Swap from 4-9pm Thursday at Bloedel Donovan, 2214 Electric Ave. The sale will be open to the public from 4-9:30pm Friday and 9am-2pm Saturday.
  • 10:00am - 11:00am Parkinson's Dance Class 
    Pam Kuntz leads a dance class for people with Parkinson's disease and other movement or neurological disorders at 10am at Ballet Bellingham, 1405 Fraser St., suite #103. Entry is free. No registration is necessary; just show up ready to dance. The class continues Thursdays through Dec. 6.
    Ballet Bellingham :: (360) 510-4711 or http://www.kuntzandco.org
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Camber Exhcange 
    Join Camber Outdoors and Superfeet for thought-provoking conversation and a chance to connect with leaders, entrepreneurs and colleagues in the active-outdoor industries at a "Camber Exchange" from 5:30-7:30pm in Ferndale at 1820 Scout Place. The event will feature an inspiring leadership presentation by Linda Balfour, Superfeet's Director of Marketing. Entry is $10 (free for members).
    1820 Scout Place :: http://www.camberoutdoors.org
  • 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 Falling Out of the Box Jewelry Challenge 
    Attend an opening reception for the annual "Falling Out of the Box" Jewelry Challenge from 6-8pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. This year's nationwide challenge was inspired by torch songs and involved creating a wearable piece of metal jewelry. The free event will include live music from pianist Paul Klein, and the opportunity to tour the four other exhibits currently on display at the space.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Chuckanut Radio Hour 
    Award-winning naturalist Robert Michel Pyle reads from his first book of fiction, Magdalena Mountain, as the featured author for tonight's Chuckanut Radio Hour at 6:30pm at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theater, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. The event will also feature music by Lindsay Street, performance poet Kevin Murphy, and episodes of "As the Ham Turns" serial radio comedy. Tickets are $5.
    Whatcom Community College :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm Squash Celebration 
    Join Wellness Chef Kate MacKenzie for an evening of delicious seasonal squash dishes at a "Squash Celebration" taking place from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: http://www.whatcomcommunityed.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. There is teaching early in the evening, and no experience or partner is necessary as most dances are line or circle dances. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors can attend for free.
    Fairhaven Library :: (360) 380-0456
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Nooksack River Travelogue 
    Award-winning natural landscape and adventure photographer Brett Baunton leads a "Wild Nooksack River" Travelogue from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Baunton's goal of sharing the visual journey of the unique beauty and diversity along the Nooksack River from Cascade glaciers to the Salish Sea is to protect the Nooksack as a wild and scenic river. Suggested donation is $5.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 7:30pm - 11:00pm The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 
    Watch "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" at 7:30pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 9:30pm, stick around for "The Project." Entry is $8 for the early show, $5 for the late one.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
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Friday, October 19 24 events
  • 11:00am Cider Days 
    Attend a weekend-long celebration of ciders at "Cider Days" happening from Friday through Sunday at Camber, 221 W. Holly St. Apple-themed dishes, flights of limited-release ciders and more will be part of the festivities.
    Camber :: ww.cambercoffee.com
  • 12:00pm Fall Family Weekend 
    Activities for Western Washington University students, families, alumni and community members will take place Friday through Sunday at locales on campus and beyond. Featured events include "Shankar Vedantam: The Hidden Brain," a performance by members of the Upfront Theatre, BelleWood Acres Brunch and Tour, Planetarium shows, Western Libraries Escape Room, and departmental open houses.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.nssfo.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
    Blaine Community Theater comes back to life after a long hiatus with showings of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the performing arts space at Blaine High School, 1055 H St. Tickets are $11-$13 to see the adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's frightening tale. Additional performances happen Oct. 26-28.
  • 7:30pm Hellingham 
    Help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” returns to the stage for 7:30pm and 9:30pm shows every Friday and Saturday through October (and Wed., Oct. 31) at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to view the comedic carnage are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • All Day The Duck Variations 
    Stone Town Theatre Works and iDiOM Theater team up to present David Mamet's The Duck Variations at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday in the Studio Theater at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. The play dramatizes the old adage that people who talk the most with authority about something are the ones most likely to know the least about it. Tickets are $12-$15; additional performances happen Oct. 25-27.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • All Day The Skriker 
    Watch the dark tale of an ancient fairy who transforms into a plethora of objects and people as it pursues two teenage mothers whom it befriends, manipulates, seduces and entraps when Caryl Churchill's The Skriker continues this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Directed by Shu-Ling Hergenhahn-Zhao, this work is the first of four mainstage productions in iDiOM Theater's 2018-19 season. Tickets are $16-$20; additional performances happen Oct. 25-27.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:00pm Pride and Prejudice 
    A comedic adaption of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice can be seen onstage at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at Lynden Christian High School, 515 Drayton St. Entry is $6-$10.
    Lynden Christian High School :: (360) 318-9525
  • 6:00pm Gore and Lore Tours 
    The Good Time Girls combine history with a bit of horror—unsettling haunts, strange historical happenings and true crimes—at costumed "Gore and Lore" tours at 6pm Friday in historic Fairhaven, and 6pm Saturday in downtown Bellingham. Entry is $15-$20. Tours continue through Oct. 27
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • All Day Side Show 
    Watch a moving portrait of two women conjoined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love when the musical Side Show concludes this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, the show produced by the Theater Arts Guild follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks. Tickets are $12-$26. Additional performances happen Oct. 18-20.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • All Day Fall Craft & Antique Show 
    More than 100 artisans will inspire you with their creativity at the 28th annual Fall Craft & Antique Show taking place from 10am-8pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $5-$6.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com
  • All Day How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 
    The musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying continues this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Based on the 1962 Tony Award-winning play, the big-business satire follows the unlikely rise of J. Pierpont Finch. Tickets are $20; additional performances happen Oct. 25-27.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.actheatre.com
  • All Day Komo Kulshan Ski Swap 
    Drop off your used gear for the annual Komo Kulshan Ski & Snowboard Swap from 4-9pm Thursday at Bloedel Donovan, 2214 Electric Ave. The sale will be open to the public from 4-9:30pm Friday and 9am-2pm Saturday.
  • 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 October at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. Please bring a simple, healthy snack to share, and dress for the weather. Suggested donation is $5 per person
    Stimpson Family Nature Reserve :: http://www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Books and Bites 
    Bring your lunch if you'd like and join the lively conversation about Yewande Omotoso's The Woman Next Door at a "Books and Bites" discussion taking place from 1-2:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 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 Bread and Puppet Theater 
    As part of a 14-week tour across the country and back, the internationally celebrated Bread and Puppet Theater comes to Bellingham for a showing of The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus hosted by the Alternative Library at 5pm at Laurel Park. The political performance will explain and teach riot and rebellion against intolerable situations with the help of state-of-the-art paper-mache weaponry and the Bread and Puppet Brass Band. Suggested donation is $10-$25, but nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Spaghetti Feed 
    An annual Spaghetti Feed happens from 5-7pm at the Ferndale Senior Center, 1999 Cherry St. Entry is $5-$10 and includes spaghetti, Caesar salad and garlic bread.
    Ferndale Senior Center :: (360) 384-6244
  • 6:00pm - 8:30pm Family Story Night 
    Bellingham Storyteller's Guild members will lead an hour of coaching and an introduction to the craft at 6pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. At 7pm, Fairhaven Family Story Night will commence. Entry to both events is free.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Daily Dying 
    Western Washington University's Palliative Care Institute hosts Dr. Ravi Ranvindra for a presentation focused on "Daily Dying: The Gateway to Living Well" at 7pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Ravindra marries deep studies in both science and comparative religions to explore important questions of our age. Tickets are $10-$25.
    Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship :: http://www.pci.wwu.edu
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Friday Night Flicks 
    Attend a "Friday Night Flicks" viewing of Lady Bird at 7pm in Deming at the Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Hwy. Entry is $5 per person, $10 per family (includes popcorn).
    Van Zandt Community Hall :: southforkvalley@aol.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm A Night with Miguel de Hoyos 
    The Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts present a very special “Night with Miguel de Hoyos” at 7pm in Anacortes at Kennelly Keys, 1904 Commercial Ave. Entry to see the world-renowned guitar aficionado in a solo performance will be a suggested $10 at the door. Proceeds from this concert will go to support REFA's mission of supporting local arts and music.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Laura Read and Friends 
    Laura Read shares pieces from her second poetry collection, Dresses From the Old Country, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The author will be joined by friends and fellow poets Kami Westhoff, Maya Jewell Zeller, and Elizabeth Vignali, who will share their works.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Teton Gravity Research 
    View a meditation on climate change and escaping from the madness of modern life by way of wilderness when Teton Gravity Research presents Ode to Muir at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The film focuses on POW (Protect Our Winters) founder and pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones and his backcountry travels in the Sierra with Olympian Elena Hight. Tickets are $15.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Locarno 
    Hear music from Africa, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil and beyond when Locarno performs at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The ensemble is led by award-winning musician Tom Landa, who's also known as the founder of the Paperboys. Like him, the music is equal parts Canadian and Mexican. Tickets are $25-$35.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
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Saturday, October 20 43 events
  • 7:00pm Scream Fair's Carnival of Terror 
    "Carnival of Terror" will be the theme of this year's "Scream Fair" Haunted House starting this weekend from 7-10pm at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Tickets at the door will be $10 for kids (parental discretion is advised) and $12 for adults. The carnival will also be open from 7-10pm Oct. 26-27, and from 7-9pm on Wed., Oct. 31.
    NW Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.screamfairhaunt.com
  • All Day Cider Days 
    Attend a weekend-long celebration of ciders at "Cider Days" happening from Friday through Sunday at Camber, 221 W. Holly St. Apple-themed dishes, flights of limited-release ciders and more will be part of the festivities.
    Camber :: ww.cambercoffee.com
  • All Day Fall Family Weekend 
    Activities for Western Washington University students, families, alumni and community members will take place Friday through Sunday at locales on campus and beyond. Featured events include "Shankar Vedantam: The Hidden Brain," a performance by members of the Upfront Theatre, BelleWood Acres Brunch and Tour, Planetarium shows, Western Libraries Escape Room, and departmental open houses.
    Western Washington University :: http://www.nssfo.wwu.edu
  • All Day Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
    Blaine Community Theater comes back to life after a long hiatus with showings of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the performing arts space at Blaine High School, 1055 H St. Tickets are $11-$13 to see the adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's frightening tale. Additional performances happen Oct. 26-28.
  • 7:30pm Hellingham 
    Help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” returns to the stage for 7:30pm and 9:30pm shows every Friday and Saturday through October (and Wed., Oct. 31) at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to view the comedic carnage are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
    Upfront Theatre :: http://www.theupfront.com
  • 7:30pm The Duck Variations 
    Stone Town Theatre Works and iDiOM Theater team up to present David Mamet's The Duck Variations at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday in the Studio Theater at the Sylvia Center, 205 Prospect St. The play dramatizes the old adage that people who talk the most with authority about something are the ones most likely to know the least about it. Tickets are $12-$15; additional performances happen Oct. 25-27.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org
  • 7:30pm The Skriker 
    Watch the dark tale of an ancient fairy who transforms into a plethora of objects and people as it pursues two teenage mothers whom it befriends, manipulates, seduces and entraps when Caryl Churchill's The Skriker continues this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Lucas Hicks Theater at the Sylvia Center for the Arts, 205 Prospect St. Directed by Shu-Ling Hergenhahn-Zhao, this work is the first of four mainstage productions in iDiOM Theater's 2018-19 season. Tickets are $16-$20; additional performances happen Oct. 25-27.
    Sylvia Center for the Arts :: http://www.idiomtheater.com
  • 7:00pm Pride and Prejudice 
    A comedic adaption of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice can be seen onstage at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at Lynden Christian High School, 515 Drayton St. Entry is $6-$10.
    Lynden Christian High School :: (360) 318-9525
  • 7:30pm Side Show 
    Watch a moving portrait of two women conjoined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love when the musical Side Show concludes this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, the show produced by the Theater Arts Guild follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks. Tickets are $12-$26. Additional performances happen Oct. 18-20.
    Lincoln Theatre :: http://www.lincolntheatre.org
  • 6:00pm Gore and Lore Tours 
    The Good Time Girls combine history with a bit of horror—unsettling haunts, strange historical happenings and true crimes—at costumed "Gore and Lore" tours at 6pm Friday in historic Fairhaven, and 6pm Saturday in downtown Bellingham. Entry is $15-$20. Tours continue through Oct. 27
    Downtown Bellingham, historic Fairhaven :: http://www.goodtimegirlstours.com
  • 10:00am Fall Craft & Antique Show 
    More than 100 artisans will inspire you with their creativity at the 28th annual Fall Craft & Antique Show taking place from 10am-8pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $5-$6.
    Northwest Washington Fairgrounds :: http://www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com
  • 7:30pm How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 
    The musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying continues this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Based on the 1962 Tony Award-winning play, the big-business satire follows the unlikely rise of J. Pierpont Finch. Tickets are $20; additional performances happen Oct. 25-27.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: http://www.actheatre.com
  • 4:00pm Komo Kulshan Ski Swap 
    Drop off your used gear for the annual Komo Kulshan Ski & Snowboard Swap from 4-9pm Thursday at Bloedel Donovan, 2214 Electric Ave. The sale will be open to the public from 4-9:30pm Friday and 9am-2pm Saturday.
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Pancake Breakfast 
    Choose from pancakes, French toast or biscuits and gravy at a Pancake Breakfast happening from 8-11am at the Ferndale Senior Center, 1999 Cherry St. Entry is $2.50 for kids and $6 for adults and includes scrambled eggs, ham or sausage, and beverages.
    Ferndale Senior Center :: (360) 384-6244
  • 8:30am - 3:30pm Fidalgo Shoreline Academy 
    Friends of Skagit Beaches will host its seventh annual Fidalgo Shoreline Academy from 8:45am-3:15pm in Anacortes at the NW Educational Services District Building, 1601 R Ave. The day of learning and discovery will feature breakout sessions with topics such as "Return of the Sea Otter, "Stories of March Point," and "Eelgrass, Blue Carbon and Climate Change," keynote speaker Dr. Jude Apple, and more. Entry is free; please register in advance.
    NW Educational Services District Building :: http://www.skagitbeaches.org
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm NSEA Work Party 
    Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Society for a Community Work Party from 9am-12pm in Blaine at Terrell Creek, 7039 Jackson Rd. Volunteers will be planting trees and restoring salmon habitat. Tools, gloves, snacks and coffee will be provided.
    Terrell Creek :: http://www.n-sea.org
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm Blanchard Beast 
    The Greater Bellingham Running Club (GBRC) hosts its inaugural "Blanchard Beast" run starting at 9am at the lower parking lot on the Blanchard Mountain Trail. The race offers an exciting, wooded run with more than 2,000 feet of elevation gain, with something in-between a 10K and a half marathon for those who are interested in pushing their max distances or as a training run for something bigger. Entry is $30 (free for members).
    Blanchard Mountain :: http://www.blanchardbeast.com
  • 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.
  • 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 - 6:00pm Pumpkins 4 Pajamas 
    Bellingham Harborview Lions Club will host its seventh annual "Pumpkins 4 Pajamas" event from 9am-6pm at Fred Meyer, 800 Lakeway Dr. For every donation of a new pair of children's pajamas, socks or underwear—racks of discounted clothing will be available to purchase at the store—you will receive a free, carving-size pumpkin. Last year's event raised more than 500 articles of children's clothing, so help that happen again.
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm Putting Your Garden to Bed 
    A "Putting Your Garden to Bed (or NOT!)" presentation by Blaine C.O.R.E. happens from 10am-12pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. This workshop will provide guidelines for creating a healthier garden next year, as well as the benefits of starting a winter garden. Learn about how to plant fruit trees/bushes, divide perennials, and provide winter protection. Entry is free.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm Boynton Poetry Workshops 
    Raise funds for the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest by signing up for workshops taking place today at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. From 10am-12pm, Jory Mickelson will use Yellowstone National Park as metaphor and structure to examine and reinvigorate your writing. From 1-3pm, Maya Jewel Zeller and Laura Read will present “The American Character and The Personal Pronoun” to help participants generate writing that explores their lives as artifacts of our current national landscape. Entry is $30 for one workshop, $50 for both.
    Mindport Exhibits :: boyntonpoetrycontest@hotmail.com
  • 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 - 3:00pm Multicultural Diversity Day 
    Have fun and expand your understanding of the various nationalities that make up our community at a Multicultural Diversity Day event happening from 10am-3pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. At the free event, listen to music, sample food, participate in crafts, and enjoy performances from various groups.
    Lynden Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 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 - 5:00pm Bellingham Comicon 
    Randy Emberlin, Stefano Gaudiano, Rick Hoberg, Moritat, Bob Smith, and Roger Sweet will be among the special guests in attendance at the 10th annual Bellingham ComiCon taking place from 10am-5pm at the Ferndale Event Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. Costume and cosplay contests, wares by local merchants, an artist alley and much more will be part of the annual comic book convention. Entry is $8 in advance, $13 at the door (free for kids 7 and under).
    Ferndale Event Center :: http://www.bellinghamcomicon.com
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Skein 
    Christen Mattix recounts how she stumbled upon an unusual way of meeting her Fairhaven neighbors when she decided to knit a half-mile blue rope from a public bench to Bellingham Bay when she reads from Skein: The Heartbreaks & Triumphs of a Long Distance Knitter" at 11am today at the Ferndale Library (2125 Main St.), and 6pm Tues., Oct. 23 at the Lynden Library (216 4th St.).
    Ferndale Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm Herbal Tea Blending 
    Learn to create your own custom blend of herbal tea ingredients and take home what you make at an "Herbal Tea Blending" happening from 1-3pm at the Chuckanut Center, 103 Chuckanut Drive N. The workshop will cover medicinal uses, cautions, proper preparation and storage. (All ingredients are either organically grown by the instructor, by volunteers at the center, or are wild-harvested sustainably.) Suggested donation is $35.
    Chuckanut Center :: http://www.chuckanutcenter.org
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm Northwest Cancer Patient Summit 
    The fifth annual Northwest Cancer Patient Summit takes place from 1-4pm at the Peace Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. Topics will include managing side effects of immunotherapy, the sexual aftermath of cancer, cannabis for managing side effects from cancer therapy, and complementary therapy in cancer management. Entry is free.
    Peace Health Education Center :: http://www.nwcs.binayfoundation.org
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm Cascade Crossroads 
    Join Conservation Northwest for a showing of Cascade Crossroads at 1:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The 30-minute documentary chronicles the story of a monumental project combining the conservation, collaboration, and innovation that led to the construction of North America’s largest wildlife crossings project. A panel discussion will follow. Entry is included with museum admission.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.whatcommuseum.org
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Gospel Concert 
    Listen to gospel music with Claudette Dykstra Sterk and an accompanying choir from 3-4pm at Custer United Methodist Church, 2996 Main St. All are welcome. Entry is by donation; dessert will follow.
    Custer United Methodist Church :: http://www.custerumc.org
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm Traditional Storytelling 
    Nooksack tribal storyteller Tammy Cooper-Woodrich shares tales from her ancestors at a "Traditional Storytelling" event happening from 3:30-4:30pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Hear stories of the animals and people who have always called this river and land their home.
    Deming Library :: http://www.wcls.org
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Companions Panel Discussion 
    A panel discussion relating to the "Jay and Ree: Companions" exhibit takes place at 4pm in Edison at i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. Jay Steensma left his influential legacy in the Northwest art world. Ree Brown, his life partner, developed quietly in his shadow. The exhibit featuring works by the painters shows through October.
    i.e. gallery :: http://www.ieedison.com
  • 4:00pm - 9:00pm Women Painters of Washington Opening 
    Attend an opening reception and potluck for "Women Painters of Washington " from 4-9pm on Camano Island at Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way. In keeping with the season, costumes and treats are welcome (but not required). See the works from 11am-5pm Fridays through Sundays through Nov. 4.
    Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park :: http://www.matzkefineart.com
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm Hoptoberfest 
    The third annual Bellingham Hoptoberfest brings a bounty of beer to town from 6-10pm at the Civic Way Sportsplex, 1225 Civic Field Way. Billing itself as the "premium fall craft beer event in Whatcom County," the expansive indoor space will feature liquid gold from an array of breweries, food truck fare, live music and a selection of smoked meats from Hempler's. Tickets are $20-$25 ($35 for VIP tickets).
    Civic Way Sportsplex :: http://www.bellinghamhoptoberfest.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm Brew on the Slough 
    Enjoy up to 10 samples from local and regional breweries as part of the fourth annual "Brew on the Slough" Beer Festival taking place from 6-9pm at La Conner's Maple Hall. Tickets are $30; the first 200 people to register will also get a collectible tasting glass. Food vendors, a silent auction, live music and more will be part of the frothy festivities.
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Chava Mirel 
    Jewish singer and songwriter Chava Mirel will perform at 6:30pm at Congregation Beth Israel, 751 San Juan Blvd. Mirel combines luxurious vocals with deep pocket rhythms to bring a new sound to Jewish music. With themes of gratitude, self-acceptance, balance, and responsibility for each other, Mirel’s songs bring comfort and uplift the spirit. Tickets are $5-$10.
    Congregation Beth Israel :: http://www.bethisraelbellingham.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Speakeasy 22 
    "Animal Beast Creature" will be the theme of a SpeakEasy 22 poetry reading at 7pm in the Encore Room of the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. At the free event, poets Jennifer Bullis, Elizabeth Colen, Paul Hunter, Jeffrey Morgan, Bethany Reid, Kimberly Roe, Ely Shipley, and Sheila Sondik will offer their voices to populate the room with the power of animals—persona, myth, spirit, science and a deep wildness.
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Virgil Wander 
    Lauded author Leif Enger returns to Bellingham to read from his new book of fiction, Virgil Wander, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book focuses on movie house owner Virgil Wander, who survives a car accident, but emerges into a world no longer familiar to him.
    Village Books :: http://www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm Hidden Brain 
    Shankar Vedantam, the host of NPR’s Hidden Brain podcast and radio show, will give a lecture focusing on the "Hidden Brain & Diversity" at 7pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Vedantam is the author of the The Hidden Brain: How our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars and Save Our Lives. Tickets are $15-$25.
    Performing Arts Center Mainstage :: http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Cascadia Dreams 
    Celebrate the sublime landscapes of the Pacific Northwest at a multimedia presentation dubbed "Cascadia Dreams" at 7:30pm in Lynden at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The event features stunning photographs by John D’Onofrio and Lance Ekhart and mesmerizing video by Brett Baunton of our local mountains, rivers, beaches and the Salish Sea, accompanied by a live performance by Native American flute master Gary Stroutsos. Tickets are $20.
    Jansen Art Center :: http://www.jansenartcenter.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm Skagit Symphony Gala Concert 
    Attend Skagit Symphony's Gala Concert at 7:30pm in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. In celebrating its 39th season, the symphony will embark on a new chapter with a season of four guest conductors as finalists for the Music Director position. Bobby Collins will be tonight's conductor. Tickets are $10-$45.
    McIntyre Hall :: http://www.mcintyrehall.org
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm George Garzone Trio 
    Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center hosts a concert with legendary sax player and educator George Garzone at 7:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Joining him for the concert are Roger Yamashita (bass) and Jerry Steinhilber (drums). Tickets will be $5-$20 at the door.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: http://www.wjmac.org
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