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The Ballad of Ginger Goodwin: A cast of 10 will play everyone from a radical socialist to an Italian laundress to a scientific industrialist when The Ballad of Ginger Goodwin opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Western Washington University's DUG Theatre. The play focuses on the events surrounding the titular character, who, through a strike at a Canadian zinc smelter, brought the World War I British war machine to a halt. Tickets are $7-$12. Additional more »

Baby: Meet three couples who are facing the brave new world of parenthood in humorous and poignant fashion when Baby continues this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The musical examines how parents-to-be experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, as well as the desperate lows and the comic highs, that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby. Tickets are $12-$14; additional showings happen through Feb. 14. more »

Calendar Girls: Attend performances of Calendar Girls at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Based on a true story and the hit movie of the same name, the play tells the tale of Annie and her friends who, following the death of Annie's husband, resolve to raise money for the local hospital by posing nude for a fundraising calendar. Tickets are $20. Additional showings happen through Feb. 13. more »

Moon Over Buffalo: Hilarious misunderstandings pile on top of madcap misadventures in Ken Ludwig's valentine to theater hams everywhere when Moon Over Buffalo shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, at Oak Harbor's Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $20. Additional showings happen through Feb. 21. more »

Cupid’s Arrow: An improvised dating game dubbed "Cupid's Arrow" opens this week with performances at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The show is inspired by the classic 1960s and ’70s show The Dating Game, and has the "contestant "choosing from three outlandish characters inspired by audience suggestions (and then going on a date with him/her). The show runs weekends through February. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. more »

Father’s Been to Mars: The Alger Lookout Thespian Association presents Father's Been to Mars continuing this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. The comedy focuses on a television actor who can't separate his family life from his onscreen persona. Tickets are $12-$14; additional showings happen though Feb. 14. more »

Mary Poppins: Watch what happens when a magical nanny comes to work for a banker's family and takes them on fantastical adventures when Disney's Mary Poppins concludes this week with performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 1:30pm and 7pm Sunday, at Lynden Christian High School, 515 Drayton St. Tickets to see the Broadway musical are $6-$10. more »

Les Miserables: BAAY Pro, a new and advanced division of Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, will present showings of the musical Les Miserables at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm and Saturday, and 12pm Sunday at BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. The school edition of the play takes the audience on an exciting journey through revolutionary France, where a number of young idealists put their lives on the line for what they believe in. Tickets are $10-$12. more »

Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am Fridays in February on the Interurban Trail. Suggested donation is $5. more »

Parkinson’s Dance Class: Kuntz and Company's 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. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the joy of dancing while forming a community of support. Entry is free. No registration is necessary. more »

The Nerd: Find out what happens when an ex-GI is beset by a visitor who outstays his welcome with a vengeance when the MBT Rep comedy The Nerd opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the show are $25. Additional performances happen Feb. 17-21 and 24-28. more »

Valley Writers: Bring pen and paper or a digital device to the bimonthly "Valley Writers" meeting from 1-3pm at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library, 10 Barn View Court. Participants write from prompts à la Natalie Goldberg, and the event is facilitated by C.J. Prince. All adults are welcome. more »

How Space Turns Reception: An opening reception for "How Space Turns" happens from 5-7pm at Western Washington University's Western Gallery. The exhibit brings together installations from six prominent artists from three continents (South America, Iceland, and Japan) sharing common approaches to space and materials. It can be viewed through May 12. more »

Lighting the Dark: Chuckanut Transition will host "Lighting the Dark: Swapping, Dining, Learning and Burning" from 5-8:30pm at Burlington's Alger Community Hall, 18735 Parkview Ln. The event will include a food and seed swap, potluck dinner, art, a "Forgotten Pollinators" presentation and the lighting of fire sculptures. Bring along your musical instruments and help fill the dark night with celebration. Entry is free. more »

World Wide Wine Dinner: Master sommelier Rob Bigelow from Chateau St. Michelle will join Mataio Gillis for a "World Wide Wine Tour" dinner at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Expect to experience variety, phenomenal flavors and great values on exceptional wines—which will be available after the dinner at discount pricing. Entry is $98. more »

Gallery Walk: A.C.M.E. Creative Spaces, Scott Milo Gallery, Burton Jewelers, Anacortes Oil & Vinegar Bar, the Depot Gallery, the Majestic Inn and Spa and more will have their doors open from 6-9pm for the monthly Gallery Walk in downtown Anacortes. Entry is free and open to all. more »

Art Walk: Allied Arts, Aslan Brewing Co., Bayou on Bay, Bay Street Studio Artists, Bellingham Alley District, Casa Que Pasa, Center for Independence, Community Food Co-op, Downtown Visitors Center, First Baptist Church, Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, Hatch 2.0, Honey Salon, he Lucky Monkey, Max Higbee Center, Make.Shift Art Space, Novato, Old World Deli, Pickford Art Studios, the Racket, Redlight, Rock & Rye Oyster House, Social Fabric, Western City Center, and Western Gallery will be among those taking more »

Noisy Water Reading: Selected poets who were published in Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County will read from their respective works from 7-9pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The collection includes the work of 101 poets. Entry to the all-ages event is free. more »

Healthy Knees Cycling: Local author and Bellingham Tennis Club and Fairhaven Fitness co-owner Robin Robertson will give a talk about how to reduce knee pain and keep your knees healthy when she shares advice from her book Healthy Knees Cycling at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In June, she will launch an international “train the trainer” program to teach others how to safely guide those with knee, hip, and ankle complaints to better health, reduced pain and an active lifestyle. more »

Coco Montoya: Self-taught guitar slinger Coco Montoya shares his signature blues sounds with the public at a 7:30pm performance at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $25-$35. more »

Ciompi String Quartet: Expect musical sophistication when the four Duke professors performing under the moniker of the Ciompi String Quartet share their chamber music talents at a concert at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to the public. more »

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