Week of Sunday, October 7, 2012
(108 events)

Sunday, October 7, 2012 (22 events)

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Visit a mental institution on the verge of revolt when Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest shows at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat., and 2pm Sun. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18, and additional performances happen through Oct. 14. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Deathtrap: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild wraps up its run of performances of Ira Levin’s Deathtrap at shows happening 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sun. at Lynden’s Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to the comedic thriller are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Glorious: Learn more about Florence Foster Jenkins—known as “the worst singer in the world”—when Peter Quilter’s comedy Glorious! shows for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Pumpkin Festival: A children’s hay hunt, a giant hay maze, pumpkins and more will be part of the Lynden Pumpkin Festival happening from 2-7pm Thurs., and 10am-7pm Friday and Saturday at the Fairway Shopping Center, 1750 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.lynden.org
    2:00pm
  • Quilt Festival: The 15th annual La Conner Quilt Festival takes place from 10am-6pm Fri.-Sat., and 10am-4:30pm Sun. at the town’s Maple Hall and the La Conner Civic Garden Club. A $10 donation includes entrance to both venues and is good for all three days. View juried and judged quilts and fiber art, visit specialty vendors, take part in a silent auction, and attend workshops. http://www.laconnerquilts.com
    10:00am
  • Wesnip Garage Sale: Attend a fundraising garage sale for WeSNIP from 8am-3pm Fri., 9am-3pm Sat., and 11am-3pm Sun. at Cascade Business Park, 5373 Guide Meridian, suite F3. The event happens again Oct. 13-14. http://www.wesnip.org
    8:00am
  • The Family Project: Dance and theater combine when Kuntz and Company present “The Family Project” at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The show—which is Pam Kuntz’s twelfth in a series using pro dancers and local community members—explores the stories, experiences and relationships of local families. Tickets are $15 and additional showings happen Oct. 11-14. http://www.kuntzandcompany.org
    7:30pm
  • Horse Expo: Extreme cowboy races, clinics on riding, training and caring for horses, parades, cowboy campries and more will be part of the NW Washington Horse Expo from 11am-9pm Friday, 9am-8pm Saturday, and 9am-6pm Sunday at Lynden’s Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $8-$10. http://www.nwwafair.com
    11:00am
  • Artstock: The 6th annual fall festival of the arts, Artstock, takes place from 10am-8pm Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday in Friday Harbor and throughout San Juan Island. The event features art in museums, galleries and at private studios. Entry to the self-guided tour is free. http://www.artstocksanjuanisland.com
    10:00am
  • Fall Fruit Festival: The 22nd annual “Fall Fruit Festival” takes place from 10am-5pm Saturday and 11am-4pm Sunday at Everson’s Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. The event features nearly 200 varieties of uncommon fruits, ciders, nuts and jellies for tasting and purchasing. There’ll also be live music by Bridge, a U-pick pumpkin patch and much more. Admission is $3.50 per person or $9 per carload. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    10:00am
  • Festival of Family Farms: Celebrate the fall harvest at the 14th annual Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at a plethora of farms, harvest markets, vineyards, shellfish purveyors and more from Bow to Sedro-Woolley and beyond. Entry to self-guided tour—which features educational exhibits, samples, gardening demos, corn and hay mazes, scenic tours and more—is free. http://www.festivaloffamilyfarms.com
    10:00am
  • Whatcom Artist Studio Tour: Dozens of area artists will share their work—and give you sneak peeks inside their creative spaces—at the annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour happening from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Whatcom County. The self-guided tour is free, and happens again Oct. 13-14. http://www.studiotour.net
    10:00am
  • My Fair Lady: Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins will sing and dance their way through My Fair Lady when Lyric Light Opera presents the classic musical at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $19-$45 and additional showings happen through Oct. 21. http://www.mcintyrehall.org or www.lyriclightopera.org
    7:30pm
  • FAIRHAVEN RIDE: Meet up with folks from Fairhaven Bike & Ski for a weekly race-pace ride at 8am at the Fairhaven Village Green. 733-4433 or http://www.fairhavenbike.com
    8:00am
  • Community Breakfast: Meet and greet local candidates running for office at the monthly Community Breakfast from 8am-1pm at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry is $2 for kids and $5 for adults. 739-9605
    8:00am
  • Autumn Ride: Join Everybody Bike for an “Autumn Rides: Trees and Trails” excursion at 1pm at Cornwall Park. The ride will be led by an expert who will give insight on significant “heritage trees” around town. http://www.everybodybike.com
    1:00pm
  • Dirty Farm Trek: The VZ Foundation will host its 2nd annual Dirty Farm Trek starting at 2pm at the Deming Logging Show Fairgrounds. The event features 10K and 5K obstacle races and a 1K min-race for kids. Entry is $5 for kids and $35-$45 for adults. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits. http://www.vzfoundation.org
    2:00pm
  • The Debutones: Country, folk and bluegrass music will be on the lineup when the Northwest band the Debutones perform at 2pm at Nancy’s Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.nancysfarm.com
    2:00pm
  • Millie and the Mentshn: The ensemble dubbed the “world’s greatest klezmer band,” Millie and the Mentshn, will play a variety of world music at a 3pm concert at the Amadeus Project, 1209 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $5-$15. 752-1423 or http://www.theamadeusproject.org
    3:00pm
  • Flash Writers: The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction contributors Carol Guess, Judith Kitchen, Brenda Miller, and Suzanne Paola will read from the compendium at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    4:00pm
  • Cody River Show: Mike Mathieu and Andrew Connor bring their description-defying sketch comedy brilliance known as the Cody Rivers Show to the big stage at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see "Once and for All for One" are just $10, so help fill the big theater and laugh your buns off at the same time. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Burlesque Standoff: Bellingham-based burlesque troupes the Dirty Bird Cabaret and the Provocateurs will face off on stage during a “Sunday Dirty Sunday” performance at 8pm at the Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St. In addition to the dance moves, expect parody, stand-up, music and more. Tickets are $10. http://www.wildbuffalo.net
    8:00pm

Monday, October 8, 2012 (4 events)

  • Talent Revue Auditions: People of all ages can audition for an upcoming Community Talent Revue at 7pm Monday and Tuesday at the auditorium at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Come prepared with appropriate costumes, props and accompaniment. The talent show takes place Nov. 9-10. 383-9261
    7:00pm
  • Ethiopian Cuisine: Mulu Belay leads an “Ethiopian Cuisine” course from 6-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Cost is $35. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Cheaper by the Dozen Auditions: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild will hold auditions for upcoming performances of Cheaper by the Dozen at 7pm Monday and Tuesday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Gerber and Webster: Singer Chris Webster and guitarist Nancy Gerber perform a variety of genres of music at 7:30pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Suggested donation is $10-$15. http://www.chriswebstermusic.com
    7:30pm

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 (6 events)

  • Talent Revue Auditions: People of all ages can audition for an upcoming Community Talent Revue at 7pm Monday and Tuesday at the auditorium at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Come prepared with appropriate costumes, props and accompaniment. The talent show takes place Nov. 9-10. 383-9261
    7:00pm
  • Western Connections: “Western Front Goes Digital: 100 Years of History” will be the focus of a Western Connections brown bag discussion at 12pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The presentation focuses on the WWU student-run newspaper that has been published continuously since 1899. http://www.villagebooks.com
    12:00pm
  • Adult Story Time: Mary Shelley’s A Tale for Halloween will be the focus of Adult Story Time at 1pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Listen and join the discussion about the tale with a surprisingly unexpected ending. 778-7220
    1:00pm
  • Bike Maintenance Basics: Learn how to lube a chain and fix a flat in record time at a free “Bike Maintenance Basics” clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. No experience is necessary. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Pajama Concert: Bring kids in their jammies along for a Pajama Concert at 6:30pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Richard and Helen Scholtz will perform with Pam Sinnett, and funds raised will help keep concerts and the venue going. Suggested donation is $4-$10. 676-6915
    6:30pm
  • Running Away: Jennifer Wilson reads from her autobiographical tome, Running Away to Home, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book focuses on the time her family lived in a small mountain village in Croatia. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 (10 events)

  • Lynden Music Festival: The annual “Claire De Lune” Music Festival features a plethora of performances from local, regional and national acts Wednesday through Sunday at a variety of venues throughout Lynden—such as the Jansen Art Center, Lynden Middle School, a Festival Ten on the corner of Fourth and Front streets, Lynden Community Center, and beyond. Check the website for bands, ticket prices and more. http://www.lyndenmusicfestival.com
    12:00am
  • Boat Workshop: RE Sources will host a “Pollution Prevention for Boat Repair Businesses” workshop at 10am at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St. Entry is free, but participants need to register in advance. http://www.re-sources.org
    10:00am
  • High School Music: The 4th annual Community Band Exhibition will feature performances from some of the larger high school bands in Whatcom and Skagit counties at a free performance from 5:30-7pm at Bellingham’s Civic Field, 1355 Civic Field Way. 676-6575
    5:30pm
  • GROUP RIDE: The Mt. Baker Bike Club hosts a Group Ride starting every Wednesday at 6pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Be prepared to ride for 30 miles at a race/training pace, and regroup at the brewery following the excursion. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    6:00pm
  • Writing Presentation: The Upstart Crows Writers Association—a group for aspiring and experienced writers of all genres—presents “Twitter-verse: What Writers Need to Know” at 6pm at the Bellingham Yacht Club, 2625 S. Harbor Loop Dr. (970) 218-9628
    6:00pm
  • Gluten-Free Baking: Jean Layton, ND, focuses on “Gluten-Free Baking for Dummies” at a course from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Bring your baking questions. Cost is $35. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • The Fall of Alice K.: Jim Heynen reads from his new book of fiction, The Fall of Alice K., at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Bears to Barnacles: Wildlife veterinarian and SeaDoc Society scientist Joe Gaydos helms a “Bears to Barnacles: Incredible Animals of the Salish Sea” presentation at 7pm in the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $5-$7. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Writers Theater: The Chuckanut Sandstone Writer’s Theater presents its monthly literary-minded Open Mic at 7pm at the café at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Cornwall Ave. The event is open to all who want to read their works. 734-2776
    7:00pm
  • Songs About Families: As part of Kuntz and Company’s community-oriented performance, “The Family Project,” listen to “Songs About Families” at 7:30pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Performers include Richard Scholtz, Kat Bula, Laura Smith, Marie Eaton, Geof Morgan, and Flip Breskin. Suggested donation is $10-$15. 676-8915
    7:30pm

Thursday, October 11, 2012 (16 events)

  • Lynden Music Festival: The annual “Claire De Lune” Music Festival features a plethora of performances from local, regional and national acts Wednesday through Sunday at a variety of venues throughout Lynden—such as the Jansen Art Center, Lynden Middle School, a Festival Ten on the corner of Fourth and Front streets, Lynden Community Center, and beyond. Check the website for bands, ticket prices and more. http://www.lyndenmusicfestival.com
    12:00am
  • Music Box: Bellingham band Falling Up Stairs teams up with local actors Wes Davis, Cass Murphy, and Kim Ross to present the latest Music Box offering, Ascent: Descend, at 8pm Thurs.-Sat. at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Candidate and Ballot Forums: The League of Women Voters and the City of Bellingham will host a Candidate Forum with congressional and PUD candidates from 7-9pm at the Bellingham Municipal Court, 2014 C St. A local ballot issues and Whatcom Superior Court candidate form happens from 10am-12pm at Bellingham Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St. Both events are free and open to the public. 927-2141 or http://www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org
    7:00pm
  • The Family Project: Dance and theater combine when Kuntz and Company present “The Family Project” at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat., and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The show—which is Pam Kuntz’s twelfth in a series using pro dancers and local community members—explores the stories, experiences and relationships of local families. Tickets are $15. http://www.kuntzandcompany.org
    7:30pm
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Visit a mental institution on the verge of revolt when Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest shows for at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat., and 2pm Sun. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Oct. 20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Transportation Summit: Local organizations, advocates and politicians will convene at the Whatcom Active Transportation Summit from 8am-4:15pm at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. Educational talks, panel discussions and funding opportunities focusing on opening Whatcom County up to bicycles and pedestrians will be part of the daylong activities. Entry is free. http://www.wprfoundation.org
    8:00am
  • Northwest Birds: Join Whatcom Museum Guild members and David Drummond for a “Curious/Crazy About NW Birds?” presentation and walk starting at 9:30am at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The free event is open to the public. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    9:30am
  • Jazz Favorites: Listen to “Steve Rudy Jazz Favorites” from 5:30-7:30pm at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Japanese Izakaya: Chef Robert Fong leads a “Japanese Izakaya” primer from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Cost is $39 with a sake option of $9. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Mushroom Talk: Renowned mushroom expert and Mushrooms Demystified author David Arora will offer up a free lecture on his favorite fungi at 7pm at WWU’s Arntzen Hall (room 100). Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.northwestmushroomers.org
    7:00pm
  • Hunger Fundraiser: Attend an “Our Community Responds to Hunger” fundraiser at 7pm at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Culinary personality Graham Kerr will be the featured speaker. Cash donations will be accepted, and canned food donations will be distributed to local food banks. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • Historical Travelogue: Join the Whatcom County Historical Society for a presentation with archivist Lorraine McConaghy titled “Then ‘til Now in the Archives: A Historical Travelogue of Washington Territory and State” at 7:30pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:30pm
  • Comedy Series: The second of three monthly Comedy Series shows happens tonight at 8pm in Anacortes at H20, 314 Commercial Ave. Local comedienne Michelle Westford will host the show, which will feature headlines Duane Goad and Joe Vespaziani. Tickets will be $10 at the door. http://www.anacortesH2O.com
    8:00pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, October 12, 2012 (19 events)

  • Lynden Music Festival: The annual “Claire De Lune” Music Festival features a plethora of performances from local, regional and national acts Wednesday through Sunday at a variety of venues throughout Lynden—such as the Jansen Art Center, Lynden Middle School, a Festival Ten on the corner of Fourth and Front streets, Lynden Community Center, and beyond. Check the website for bands, ticket prices and more. http://www.lyndenmusicfestival.com
    12:00am
  • Music Box: Bellingham band Falling Up Stairs teams up with local actors Wes Davis, Cass Murphy, and Kim Ross to present the latest Music Box offering, Ascent: Descend, at 8pm Thurs.-Sat. at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Candidate and Ballot Forums: The League of Women Voters and the City of Bellingham will host a Candidate Forum with congressional and PUD candidates from 7-9pm at the Bellingham Municipal Court, 2014 C St. A local ballot issues and Whatcom Superior Court candidate form happens from 10am-12pm at Bellingham Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St. Both events are free and open to the public. 927-2141 or http://www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org
    7:00pm
  • The Family Project: Dance and theater combine when Kuntz and Company present “The Family Project” at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat., and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The show—which is Pam Kuntz’s twelfth in a series using pro dancers and local community members—explores the stories, experiences and relationships of local families. Tickets are $15. http://www.kuntzandcompany.org
    7:30pm
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Visit a mental institution on the verge of revolt when Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest shows for at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat., and 2pm Sun. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Oct. 20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Harvest Book Sale: The Friends of the Lynden Public Library will host a Harvest Book Sale from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday at the Lynden Public Library, 216 4th St. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Gore and Lore Walking Tours: Through October, the Good Time Girls present historic “Gore & Lore” walking tours at 7pm Fridays in historic Fairhaven and 6pm (13 and over) and 7pm (21 and over) Saturdays in downtown Bellingham. Cost is $12-$20. http://www.goodtimegirlsbham.com
    7:00pm
  • Pischt Armada of Stars: Sketch comedy by Nathan Dogde can be seen at the “Pischt Armada of Stars” at 11pm Friday and Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Performs include Oliver Ross, Madeleine Easton, Ryan Cain, Claire Lewis, and Tyler Jo Holmes. Entry is $5. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    11:00pm
  • The Raft: Little Bird Theater’s latest theatrical offering, The Raft opens this weekend with 8pm shows Friday and Saturday at the ensemble’s latest pop-up theater at the former Stamp and Coin Estate Division, 1309 Cornwall Ave. The play, which was written by Ben Eisner and features actors Eliott Glasser and Galen Emanuele as best friends stuck at sea, shows through Oct. 27. Tickets are $10-$15. http://www.littlebirdtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Hellingham: Who is killing the residents of a small town? Find out at the entirely improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” at 8pm and 10pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Hellingham shows continue through October. Tickets are $8-$10. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Flowers for Algernon: Students from Lynden Christian High School will present showings of the dramatic Flowers for Algernon at 7:30pm Fri.-Sat. at the Lynden Christian Worship and Fine Arts Center, 515 Drayton St. Additional showings happen Oct. 19-20. 318-9525
    7:30pm
  • Unclad Art Show: Artists from Bellingham, Blaine, Mount Vernon, La Conner and beyond will share their works celebrating the nude figure in art at the 11th annual “UNCLAD Art Show” from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday at Stanwood’s Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 271310 102nd St. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.uncladart.com
    10:00am
  • Nature Babies: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for “Nature Babies” excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in October at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Deming Oktoberfest: The 30th annual Deming Logging Show authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest happens from 12pm-1am Friday and Saturday at the show grounds at 3295 Cedarville Rd. The event features live music and entertainment, German dancers, German food and beer and much more. Entry is $10-$11. 592-3051 or http://www.demingloggingshow.com
    12:00pm
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Fibers & Beyond: The Whatcom Weavers Guild hosts its 13th annual “Fibers & Beyond” show and sale from 5-9pm Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday at the Hampton Inn’s Fox Hall, 3985 Bennett Dr. The free event will feature everything from woven scarves to throws, blankets, rugs, jewelry, basketry, dolls, knitted hats, sweaters and felting. http://www.whatcomweaversguild.org
    5:00pm
  • High Seas Adventures: Dean Adams shares tales from his autobiographical novel Four Thousand Hooks: A True Story of Fishing and Coming of Age on the High Seas of Alaska at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11t St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Cupcake Wars: Join Bellingham’s Katie’s Cupcakes staff for an all-ages private viewing party in celebration of Katie’s appearance on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars! at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to watch the show on the big screen are $15 and include tastings of the gourmet cupcakes highlighted on the show and your choice of beverage. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • A Night of Stars: A plethora of area performers will converge on the stage for “A Night of Stars” variety show at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon’s RiverBelle Dinner Theatre, 100 E. Montgomery. Tickets are $20 for show only, $30 with dessert and $40 for dinner and the show. An additional performance takes place Oct. 19. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com
    7:30pm

Saturday, October 13, 2012 (36 events)

  • Lynden Music Festival: The annual “Claire De Lune” Music Festival features a plethora of performances from local, regional and national acts Wednesday through Sunday at a variety of venues throughout Lynden—such as the Jansen Art Center, Lynden Middle School, a Festival Ten on the corner of Fourth and Front streets, Lynden Community Center, and beyond. Check the website for bands, ticket prices and more. http://www.lyndenmusicfestival.com
    12:00am
  • Music Box: Bellingham band Falling Up Stairs teams up with local actors Wes Davis, Cass Murphy, and Kim Ross to present the latest Music Box offering, Ascent: Descend, at 8pm Thurs.-Sat. at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Candidate and Ballot Forums: The League of Women Voters and the City of Bellingham will host a Candidate Forum with congressional and PUD candidates from 7-9pm at the Bellingham Municipal Court, 2014 C St. A local ballot issues and Whatcom Superior Court candidate form happens from 10am-12pm at Bellingham Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St. Both events are free and open to the public. 927-2141 or http://www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org
    7:00pm
  • The Family Project: Dance and theater combine when Kuntz and Company present “The Family Project” at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat., and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The show—which is Pam Kuntz’s twelfth in a series using pro dancers and local community members—explores the stories, experiences and relationships of local families. Tickets are $15. http://www.kuntzandcompany.org
    7:30pm
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Visit a mental institution on the verge of revolt when Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest shows for at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat., and 2pm Sun. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Oct. 20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Harvest Book Sale: The Friends of the Lynden Public Library will host a Harvest Book Sale from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday at the Lynden Public Library, 216 4th St. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Gore and Lore Walking Tours: Through October, the Good Time Girls present historic “Gore & Lore” walking tours at 7pm Fridays in historic Fairhaven and 6pm (13 and over) and 7pm (21 and over) Saturdays in downtown Bellingham. Cost is $12-$20. http://www.goodtimegirlsbham.com
    7:00pm
  • Pischt Armada of Stars: Sketch comedy by Nathan Dogde can be seen at the “Pischt Armada of Stars” at 11pm Friday and Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Performs include Oliver Ross, Madeleine Easton, Ryan Cain, Claire Lewis, and Tyler Jo Holmes. Entry is $5. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    11:00pm
  • The Raft: Little Bird Theater’s latest theatrical offering, The Raft opens this weekend with 8pm shows Friday and Saturday at the ensemble’s latest pop-up theater at the former Stamp and Coin Estate Division, 1309 Cornwall Ave. The play, which was written by Ben Eisner and features actors Eliott Glasser and Galen Emanuele as best friends stuck at sea, shows through Oct. 27. Tickets are $10-$15. http://www.littlebirdtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Hellingham: Who is killing the residents of a small town? Find out at the entirely improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” at 8pm and 10pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Hellingham shows continue through October. Tickets are $8-$10. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Flowers for Algernon: Students from Lynden Christian High School will present showings of the dramatic Flowers for Algernon at 7:30pm Fri.-Sat. at the Lynden Christian Worship and Fine Arts Center, 515 Drayton St. Additional showings happen Oct. 19-20. 318-9525
    7:30pm
  • Unclad Art Show: Artists from Bellingham, Blaine, Mount Vernon, La Conner and beyond will share their works celebrating the nude figure in art at the 11th annual “UNCLAD Art Show” from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday at Stanwood’s Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 271310 102nd St. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.uncladart.com
    10:00am
  • Whatcom Artist Studio Tour: Dozens of area artists will share their work—and give you sneak peeks inside their creative spaces—at the annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour happening from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Whatcom County. The self-guided tour is free. http://www.studiotour.net
    10:00am
  • Wesnip Garage Sale: Attend a fundraising garage sale for WeSNIP from 10am-3pm Saturday and 11am-2pm Sunday at Cascade Business Park, 5373 Guide Meridian, suite F3. http://www.wesnip.org
    10:00am
  • Community Breakfast: Buttermilk pancakes, biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage and juice will be among the edibles available at the monthly Community Breakfast from 8-11am at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Entry is $3.50 for kids, $5 for adults. 733-4030
    8:00am
  • Rummage Sale: More than 30 tables with different vendors will be open for perusal and purchase at a Community Rummage Sale from 8am-3pm at the Blaine Senior/Community Center, 763 G St. http://www.blaineseniorcenter.com
    8:00am
  • Eva’s Walkathon: Join a walkathon to benefit Eva’s Eden, a nonprofit cage-free cat shelter in Blaine, starting at 9am at Whatcom Falls Park (by the tennis entrance side). Entry to the two-mile walk is by donation. http://www.evaseden.org
    9:00am
  • Work Party: Join the Nooksack Nordic Ski Club for a volunteer brushing party today near Mt. Baker. Volunteers will learn where the groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails are, and work on maintaining them. Meet at 9am at the southeast corner of the Sunset Cost Cutter parking lot to carpool. An additional event happens Oct. 20. 671-3554 or http://www.nooksacknordicskiclub.org
    9:00am
  • Kids’ Garage Sale: Kid sellers will sell “kid stuff” at the annual “Already Been Loved” Kids’ Garage Sale from 9am-12pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave. http://www.cob.org
    9:00am
  • Anacortes Farmers Market: The Anacortes Farmers Market takes place from 9am-2pm every Saturday through Oct. 27 at the town’s Depot Community & Arts Center, 611 R Ave. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Fall Festival: A silent auction, food items, a farmers market and much more will be part of an annual Fall Festival from 9am-3pm at Everson’s Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5782 Lawrence Rd. 595-9712
    9:00am
  • AAUW Meeting: “Travel & Tourism in and Around Bellingham” will be the focus of today’s American Association of University Women meeting from 10am-12pm at the YWCA, 1026 N. Forest St. 392-8856
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: Get the freshest produce—and much more—at the Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through December at the Depot Market Square on the corner of Chestnut Street and Railroad Avenue. 647-2060 or http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Ferndale Public Market: The Ferndale Public Market takes place from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Oct. 13 at the town’s Centennial Riverwalk Park, 5667 First Ave. http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
    10:00am
  • Poetry Workshops: Bellingham Review editor Brenda Miller and Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Finnikin will teach poetry workshops today at the Fairhaven Public Library, 1117 12th St. “The Pen and the Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World” happens from 10am-12pm, and “The Importance of Surprise” takes place from 1-3pm. Cost is $30 per workshop or $50 for both; proceeds benefit the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest. http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    10:00am
  • Ferndale Harvest Festival: Pumpkin painting, pumpkin carving, scarecrow and chalk art drawing, food, balloon animals, music, dog and ugly truck costumes, market vendors and much more will be part of the Ferndale Harvest Festival happening from 10am-3pm at the town’s Centennial Riverwalk Park. The event happens in conjunction with the closing day of the Ferndale Farmers Market. http://www.ferndale-chamber.com
    10:00am
  • Modern Dance Class: American Dance Festival faculty member Mark Haim teaches an intermediate/advanced modern dance class from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Entry is $12-$14. http://www.bhamrep.org
    11:30am
  • Jovino Santos Neto: The Sudden Valley World of Jazz series highlights the sounds of Brazil when Grammy-nominated performer Jovino Santos Neto will play with area musicians from 3-6pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, Gate 2. Tickets are $20; proceeds raised go to helping create the Sudden Valley Library. 671-1709
    3:00pm
  • Blue Skies Fundraiser: Silent and live auctions, a plated dinner, appetizers, wine tasting and a no-host bar will be part of Blue Skies for Children’s 12th annual Dinner & Charity Auction from 5:30-9:30pm at the Best Western Lakeway Inn & Conference Center, 714 Lakeway Dr. Tickets are $60. http://www.blueskiesorchildren.org
    5:30pm
  • Shoot the Trails Awards: View and judge the best local mountain photography and videos at the Whatcom Independent Mountain Peddlers’ second annual “Shoot the Trails” awards from 7-9pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Tickets are $15; proceeds benefit local mountain bike trails. http://www.whimpsmtb.org
    7:00pm
  • Skagti Contra Dance: Experienced dancers and beginners are invited to the Skagit Contra Dancers’ public dance from 7-9:30pm in Anacortes at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. There’ll be live music by Flowing Tide and calling by Bill and Betty Connor. Entry is $8 at the door. http://www.skagitcontra.org
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Contra Dance: Live music and callers will be part of tonight’s Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $8-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Que Sera!: Kristi King will bring along the Hans Brehmer Quartet when she channels an iconic performer at a “Que Sera! Celebrating Doris Day” musical revue at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $24. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Women’s Jazz Orchestra: The Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra will showcase original music of regional composers and arrangers at 7:30pm at La Conner’s Maple Hall, 104 Commercial. Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door. http://www.laconnerarts.com
    7:30pm
  • My Fair Lady: Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins will sing and dance their way through My Fair Lady when Lyric Light Opera presents the classic musical at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $19-$45 and additional showings happen through Oct. 21. http://www.mcintyrehall.org or www.lyriclightopera.org
    7:30pm
  • Tango by the Bay: USA Dance Bellingham hosts its monthly “Tango by the Bay” milonga from 8-11pm at the Squalicum Yacht Club, 2633 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Entry is $7-$10, and singles and beginners are welcome. http://www.bellinghamusadance.com
    8:00pm

 

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