Week of Sunday, November 11, 2012
(112 events)

Sunday, November 11, 2012 (18 events)

  • Experiment With an Air Pump: Western Washington University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents An Experiment with an Air Pump at 7:30pm Wed.-Sat. at the Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The adults-only play was inspired by Joseph Wright’s 1767 painting of the same name. Tickets are $8-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Inherit the Wind: Students from Sehome High School will perform Inherit the Wind at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sunday the school’s Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Parkway. Tickets to see the show—which is a fast-paced dramatization of the Scopes “monkey” trial—are $8-$10. http://www.sehomedrama.weebly.com
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham Repertory Fall Show: Bellingham Repertory Dance presents its annual fall show, “Fulcrum,” at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The performance features works from choreographers from around North America. Tickets are $12-$15. Student rush tickets will be available for $5 at the door, as available. http://www.bhamrep.org
    7:30pm
  • Footloose: Skagit County’s Theater Arts Guild presents “dazzling dance scenes and electrifying music” when the musical known as Footloose hits the stage at 7:30pm Fri.-Sat., 2pm Sun., and 7:30pm Wed.-Thurs. at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$40 and additional showings happen through Nov. 17. http://www.mcintryehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Bayshore Symphony: A variety of classical works can be heard when Bayshore Symphony begins its 9th season with performances at 7:30pm Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon at 3pm Sunday at Bellingham’s Central Lutheran Church, 925 N. Forest St. Suggested donation for each show is $10. Central Lutheran Church
    7:30pm
  • Steel Magnolias Auditions: Adult women can audition for upcoming performances of Steel Magnolias from 1-3pm Saturday and 2-4pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. http://www.acttheatre.com
    1:00pm
  • Art by the Lake: Members of the Whatcom Art Guild will show and sell their wares at the annual “Art by the Lake” Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts from 9am-6pm Saturday and Sunday at the Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave. There’ll also be art demos, a flea market, raffles and more. http://www.whatcomartguild.org
    9:00am
  • Lummi Island Studio Tour: More than 18 artists and craftspeople will share their work at 12 locations at the annual Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour from 10am-5pm throughout the island. Entry to the self-guided tour is free. Pick up maps at participating locations. http://www.lummi-island.com
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Pancake Breakfast: All-you-can-eat pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, ham, eggs and more can be had at the monthly Pancake Breakfast from 8am-12pm at Blaine’s Haynie Grange, 3344 Haynie Rd. Entry is $3 for kids and $5 for adults. 305-4556
    8:00am
  • Bellingham Trail Marathon: The Bellingham Trail Marathon begins at 9am at Lake Padden Park, 4882 Samish Way. A 2.6-mile race begins at 11am. Cost is $30-$90. http://www.bellinghamtrailmarathon.com
    9:00am
  • Brewery Tour: Show up at 12pm for a monthly Brewery Tour at Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen, 601 W. Holly St. Entry is $5 and includes a few beer samples. http://www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com
    12:00pm
  • Reading of the Fallen: Attend a “Reading of the Fallen” from 12-4pm at Bellingham’s Lee Memorial Park, 210 Central Ave. The event will be occurring at 600 locations nationwide at the same time. 738-3427
    12:00pm
  • Musical Salute to Veterans: The 8th annual “Musical Salute to Veterans” begins at 2pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. In addition to the performances by the Mt. Baker Toppers and special guests, the event will honor five local veterans with songs and stories about their service. Tickets are $15-$24. Entry will be free to members in uniform. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    2:00pm
  • Melanie Rieck: Classical, folk, pop and jazz can be heard when longtime local musician and teacher Melanie Rieck presents her one-woman show via singing, piano playing and more at 3pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Entry is $10-$20. 319-3739
    3:00pm
  • Ish River Poets’ Circle: Georgia Johnson, Jeremy Voigt, Steve Roxborough, and Anita Boyle will read from their works at today’s Ish River Poets’ Circle gathering at 3pm at the La Conner Civic Garden Club, 622 S. Second St. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.robertsundpoetshouse.org
    3:00pm
  • Road Trip Poetry: Twenty-four local poets will read work related to the theme of “Road Trip” at a SpeakEasy presentation from 7-9pm at the Amadeus Project, 1209 Cornwall Ave. Entry is by donation. 739-7846 or http://www.othermindpress.wordpress.com
    7:00pm
  • Whatever’s Clever Variety Show: Comedy, music, belly dancing, hula-hooping and more will be part of the monthly “Whatever’s Clever” Variety Show at 8pm the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. Entry is $7. http://www.shakedownbellingham.com
    8:00pm

Monday, November 12, 2012 (4 events)

  • Footloose: Skagit County’s Theater Arts Guild presents “dazzling dance scenes and electrifying music” when the musical known as Footloose hits the stage at 7:30pm Fri.-Sat., 2pm Sun., and 7:30pm Wed.-Thurs. at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$40 and additional showings happen through Nov. 17. http://www.mcintryehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Island Talk: Archeologist Mike Etnier will lead a “Similarities of Pribilofs & Galapagos Islands” presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free event. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School: “A Time Warp of Coffee Through the Ages” will be the theme of tonight’s Dr. Sketchy’s drawing event starting at 6:30pm at the Temple Bar, 306 W. Champion St. Get tickets early, as the event often sells out. http://www.templebarbellingham.com
    6:30pm
  • Whimsy and Healing: Blaine author Helen Worley reads from Hope Lives in a Garden: A Tale of Whimsy & Healing at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 (10 events)

  • Footloose: Skagit County’s Theater Arts Guild presents “dazzling dance scenes and electrifying music” when the musical known as Footloose hits the stage at 7:30pm Fri.-Sat., 2pm Sun., and 7:30pm Wed.-Thurs. at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$40 and additional showings happen through Nov. 17. http://www.mcintryehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Western Connections: “Five Seasons in Ecotopia” will be the focus of a Western Connections discussion with WWU environmental studies professor Troy Abel at 12pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    12:00pm
  • Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 255-7166 or 647-0910
    12:00pm
  • Adult Story Time: Kate Chopin’s fable will be the focus of an Adult Story Time gathering focusing on “An Unexpected Tale” at 1pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Entry is free. 778-7220
    1:00pm
  • Knife Skills: Mataio Gillis helms a “Knife Skills: Bruschetta Italiania” course starting at 5:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. In addition to learning fundamental knife skills, you’ll be treated to bruschetta combos and a glass of wine. Cost is $48. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    5:30pm
  • Waxing Basics: “Ski/Snowboard Waxing Basics” will be the focus of a free clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. The class will focus on a wide variety of subjects including base preparation: structure, major and minor repair and stone grinding. Register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Heart-Healthy Cooking: Registered dietician and nutritionist Lisa Dixon leads a “Simple Cooking for Heart Health” class from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Recipes will include pan-roasted salmon with yogurt dill sauce, and sweet pea puree. Cost is $29. 734-8158
    6:00pm
  • Trails Association Social: Hook up with Washington Trails Association members and reps, local hikers and volunteers for at WTA Social from 6:30-8:30pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Bring a dish to share and a story from your favorite hike this summer. Please sign up in advance. wwww.wta.org
    6:30pm
  • Tom Robbins: Hear iconic Northwest author Tom Robbins read his essay about why Village Books in his favorite indie bookstore at 7pm at, you guessed it, Village Books, 1200 11th St. The essay is one of 82 tributes written as part of My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read & Shop. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Green Fire: Learn more about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy at a screening of the documentary Green Fire! at 7pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Entry is free. 392-8552
    7:00pm

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 (10 events)

  • The Spitfire Grill: Watch what happens when a feisty parolee follows her dreams to small-town Wisconsin when he heartwarming musical known as The Spitfire Grill shows at 7:30pm Wed.-Sat. at Whatcom Community College’s Heiner Center. Tickets are $8-$12. 647-9242
    7:30pm
  • Footloose: Skagit County’s Theater Arts Guild presents “dazzling dance scenes and electrifying music” when the musical known as Footloose hits the stage at 7:30pm Fri.-Sat., 2pm Sun., and 7:30pm Wed.-Thurs. at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$40 and additional showings happen through Nov. 17. http://www.mcintryehall.org
    7:30pm
  • The Sharp Three: Attend an interactive workshop and performance with the Sharp Three starting at 5:15pm at Whatcom Community College’s Syre Auditorium. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.whatcom.ctc.edu
    5:15pm
  • 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
  • Snowshoe Basics: Learn more about gear, what you need and where to go at a “Snowshoeing Basics” clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance for the free course. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Industrial Design Talk: WWU’s Department of Design will host a talk with industrial designer Paul Backett at 6pm in Fraser Hall, room 4. The talk is free and open to the public. 650-3660
    6:00pm
  • Writers Theater: The monthly Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater Open Mic begins at 7pm at the café at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Entry is free and open to all. 734-2776
    7:00pm
  • High School Jazz: The award-winning Mount Vernon High School jazz bands will perform at 7:30pm at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Pieces by Nestico, Ellington, Miles Davis, Marvin Fisher, Count Basie and much more will be on the roster. Tickets are $6. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Hawaiian Tunes: Slack key guru Kory Tideman, falsetto singer Jack Aldrich, and ukulele player Gary Medeiros will perform of variety of Hawaiian music at 7:30pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Suggested donation is $10-$15. 671-4193
    7:30pm
  • Contemporary Compositions: The Living Earth Show and the Mobius Trio—two San Francisco-based ensembles performing recently composed works—will share their talents at a concert at 8pm at Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.wwu.edu
    8:00pm

Thursday, November 15, 2012 (20 events)

  • The Spitfire Grill: Watch what happens when a feisty parolee follows her dreams to small-town Wisconsin when he heartwarming musical known as The Spitfire Grill shows at 7:30pm Wed.-Sat. at Whatcom Community College’s Heiner Center. Tickets are $8-$12. 647-9242
    7:30pm
  • Footloose: Skagit County’s Theater Arts Guild presents “dazzling dance scenes and electrifying music” when the musical known as Footloose shows for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$40. http://www.mcintryehall.org
    7:30pm
  • The Pirates of Penzance: Students will present performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sun. at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The performance features a cast of 50, 12-piece student orchestra and a 20-member crew. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen Nov. 23-25. 676-6575
    7:30pm
  • Footloose: Skagit County’s Theater Arts Guild presents “dazzling dance scenes and electrifying music” when the musical known as Footloose hits the stage at 7:30pm Fri.-Sat., 2pm Sun., and 7:30pm Wed.-Thurs. at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$40 and additional showings happen through Nov. 17. http://www.mcintryehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Trunk Show: A “Winter Wanderlust” Holiday Trunk Show happens from 10am-5pm at the Waterfront Artists Studio Collective, 1220 Central Ave. (across from Jalapenos). Works by the 18 or so artists who have creative spaces there will be on display and up for sale. http://www.facebook.com
    10:00am
  • Nooksack Place Names: Allan Richardson leads a presentation focused on ideas from his book Nooksack Place Names: Geography, Culture, and Language at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. He’ll be joined by Nooksack tribal member and language specialist George Adams. A book signing will follow the presentation. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Autumn Dinner: Attend a seasonally inspired prix fixe Autumn Dinner from 6-8:30pm at the Book Fare Café, 1100 12th St. (inside Village Books). Cost is $30 per person for three courses. Wine will be available at an additional cost. http://www.bookfarecafe.com
    6:00pm
  • Fall Meal: Dungeness crab whiskey soup and roasted chicken with truffle salt will be on the menu when Robert Fong helms “A Fine Fall Meal” course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Cost is $45. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Reel Rock Tour: View world-class climbers from all over the world via adventure films being shown at the 7th annual Reel Rock Film Tour at 7pm at Western Washington University’s Artzen 100. Entry is $5 for students with ID and $7 for community members. http://www.reelrocktour.com
    7:00pm
  • Bike Travel Slideshow: Members of Bicycle Alliance of Washington will share stories and images of bicycling through Turkey at a Bicycle Travel Slide Show at 7pm at Whatcom Council of Governments, 314 E. Champion St. http://www.everybodybike.com
    7:00pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour: Jazz and world music critic Paul de Barros will read from his new book Shall We Play That One Together? The Life and Art of Jazz Piano Legend Marian McPartland as the featured author at the monthly Chuckanut Radio Hour at 7pm at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Entry is $5. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Faculty Concert: Mike Allen and Miles Black, faculty members of WWU’s Department of Music, will perform at 7pm at Meridian High School, 194 W. Laurel Rd. The performance, which celebrates the school’s recent acquisition of a new Boston Grand Piano, is free and open to the public. 650-2829
    7:00pm
  • Improv Class: Sheila Goldsmith presents an introductory improv class focused on how to “Awaken the Spontaneity Within!” at 7pm at Improv Playworks, 302 W. Illinois St. Entry is free; please register in advance. 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.com
    7:00pm
  • Travelogue: Gene Davis focuses on “A Year in the Republic of Georgia” at a photographic presentation from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.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
  • The Pirates of Penzance: Students will present performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sun. at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The performance features a cast of 50, 12-piece student orchestra and a 20-member crew. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen Nov. 23-25. 676-6575
    7:30pm
  • Wind Symphony: “Music of the British Isles” will be the focus of a WWU Wind Symphony concert at 8pm at university’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free. http://www.wwu.edu/music
    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
  • Vaudevillingham: The Bellingham Circus Guild hosts the monthly anything-goes variety show known as Vaudevillingham at 8pm and 10pm at their new space at 1400 6th St. (off Harris Ave). Suggested donation is $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    8:00pm

Friday, November 16, 2012 (19 events)

  • The Spitfire Grill: Watch what happens when a feisty parolee follows her dreams to small-town Wisconsin when he heartwarming musical known as The Spitfire Grill shows at 7:30pm Wed.-Sat. at Whatcom Community College’s Heiner Center. Tickets are $8-$12. 647-9242
    7:30pm
  • Footloose: Skagit County’s Theater Arts Guild presents “dazzling dance scenes and electrifying music” when the musical known as Footloose shows for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$40. http://www.mcintryehall.org
    7:30pm
  • The Pirates of Penzance: Students will present performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sun. at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The performance features a cast of 50, 12-piece student orchestra and a 20-member crew. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen Nov. 23-25. 676-6575
    7:30pm
  • Murder at Club Babalu: Head back to 1967 when the murder mystery parody, Murder at Club Babalu, shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon’s RiverBelle Dinner Theatre, 100 E. Montgomery. Tickets are $20 for the show, $30 with dessert, and $40 with dinner. Additional performances take place through Dec. 15. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Mixed Bag: Watch “Games Galore” at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “Director’s Cut.” Tickets are $8-$10. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Kale House Art Show: More than a dozen local artists will share their creative wares at the 12th annual Kale House B & B Art Show & Sale from 10am-4pm in Everson at the eponymous Kale House, 201 Kale St. The event happens again Nov. 23-24. http://www.kalehouse.net
    10:00am
  • Used Book Sale: The Friends of the Everson Library will host a Used Book Sale from 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday at the Peoples Bank across from the Everson McBeath Community Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. 966-5100
    10:00am
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: The 33rd annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts opens this weekend from 10am-6pm at 1200 Meador Ave. The event, which features the work of more than 100 local artists and craftspeople, will be open from 10am-6pm every Wed.-Sun. (excluding Thanksgiving Day). http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Arts & Crafts Fair: The Nooksack Tribe presents its second annual “Arts & Crafts Fair” from 10am-6pm Friday through Sunday in Everson at the Nooksack Community Building, 2515 Sulwhanon Dr. Entry is free. 592-0135
    10:00am
  • Uncorked Wine Event: Stock up on wine before the holidays at an “Uncorked Wine” tasting and buying event from 6-9pm a the Ferndale Boys & Girls Club, 5683 2nd Ave. Cost is $25 and include appetizers and five wine tastings. Proceeds benefit the club. 384-0753 or http://www.whatcomclubs.org
    1:13am
  • Literacy Breakfast: Author, NPR commentator and former librarian Nancy Pearl will be the featured speaker at the Whatcom Literacy Council’s 10th annual Literacy Breakfast fundraiser at 7:30am at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club, 3729 Meridian St. Suggested donation is $50. http://www.whatcomliteracy.org
    7:30am
  • Nature Babies: Kids, adults and adventurers can take part in Nature Babies excursions with Wild Whatcom Walks from 9:30-11am every Friday in November at Cornwall Park. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • 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
  • Thanksgiving Incognito: An “Incognito: Thanksgiving Feast” dinner begins at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Expect delicious interpretations of seasonal favorites. Cost is $65 per person for the feast, and an additional $30 if you want to include wine. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:00pm
  • Peace Builder Awards Gala: The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center hosts its 10th annual Peace Builder Awards Gala from 6:30-10pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. Tickets are $35-$40 and include comedy with the Upfront Theatre, music from Lindsay Street, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes, a silent auction and much more. http://www.whatcomdrc.org
    6:30pm
  • Coffee House: Singers, musicians and poets are welcome to share their talents at a Coffee House gathering at 7pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. 733-1420
    7:00pm
  • Family Story Night: Professional tale-tellers from the Bellingham Storyteller’s Guild will share their talents at the monthly Family Story Night at 7pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Entry is free. 778-7188
    7:00pm
  • Barn Bingo: Raise funds to help build the South Whatcom Public Library at a “Bingo in the Barn” fundraiser from 7-9pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn. Families are welcome. http://www.wcls.org
    7:00pm
  • Dahlia Bakery Deliciousness: Seattle chef, author and restaurateur Tom Douglas will talk about his latest book, The Dahlia bakery Cookbook: Sweetness in Seattle, from 7-9pm at the Bellingham Technical College's new state-of-the-art Settlemyer Family Hall. Students from the Culinary Art Program at BTC will prepare dessert samples from the book for guests to try. Tickets are $15. 671-2626 or http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Saturday, November 17, 2012 (38 events)

  • The Spitfire Grill: Watch what happens when a feisty parolee follows her dreams to small-town Wisconsin when he heartwarming musical known as The Spitfire Grill shows at 7:30pm Wed.-Sat. at Whatcom Community College’s Heiner Center. Tickets are $8-$12. 647-9242
    7:30pm
  • Footloose: Skagit County’s Theater Arts Guild presents “dazzling dance scenes and electrifying music” when the musical known as Footloose shows for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$40. http://www.mcintryehall.org
    7:30pm
  • The Pirates of Penzance: Students will present performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sun. at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The performance features a cast of 50, 12-piece student orchestra and a 20-member crew. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen Nov. 23-25. 676-6575
    7:30pm
  • Murder at Club Babalu: Head back to 1967 when the murder mystery parody, Murder at Club Babalu, shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon’s RiverBelle Dinner Theatre, 100 E. Montgomery. Tickets are $20 for the show, $30 with dessert, and $40 with dinner. Additional performances take place through Dec. 15. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Mixed Bag: Watch “Games Galore” at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “Director’s Cut.” Tickets are $8-$10. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Kale House Art Show: More than a dozen local artists will share their creative wares at the 12th annual Kale House B & B Art Show & Sale from 10am-4pm in Everson at the eponymous Kale House, 201 Kale St. The event happens again Nov. 23-24. http://www.kalehouse.net
    10:00am
  • Used Book Sale: The Friends of the Everson Library will host a Used Book Sale from 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday at the Peoples Bank across from the Everson McBeath Community Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. 966-5100
    10:00am
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: The 33rd annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts opens this weekend from 10am-6pm at 1200 Meador Ave. The event, which features the work of more than 100 local artists and craftspeople, will be open from 10am-6pm every Wed.-Sun. (excluding Thanksgiving Day). http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Arts & Crafts Fair: The Nooksack Tribe presents its second annual “Arts & Crafts Fair” from 10am-6pm Friday through Sunday in Everson at the Nooksack Community Building, 2515 Sulwhanon Dr. Entry is free. 592-0135
    10:00am
  • Holiday Farmers Market: Find harvest produce, cheese, honey, bread pies, sweet treats, jams, syrups, local meats, mustards and a variety of crafty items at the Anacortes Holiday Farmers Market from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the Anacortes Port Warehouse (at the north end of Commercial Ave.). Entry is free. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    10:00am
  • Holiday Cheese Festival: Sample and purchases cheeses from around the world at the annual Holiday Cheese Fest happening throughout the day in Van Zandt at Everybody’s Store, 5465 Potter Rd. Specials will also be part of the tasty fun. http://www.everybodys.com
    12:00am
  • Swedish Pancake Breakfast: Eat “Swedish pancakes made by Norwegians” at the monthly Swedish Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St. Entry is $3 for kids and $7 for adults. 733-6618
    8:00am
  • Pancake Breakfast: A Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Auction happens from 8-11am at the Ferndale Senior Activity Center, 1999 Cherry St. Entry is $3 for kids and $6 for adults. 384-6244
    8:00am
  • Turkey Trot: Join the Greater Bellingham Running Club for its annual Turkey Trot 5K starting at 9am at Whatcom Falls Park. Entry is a minimum of $8; proceeds will be donated to the Bellingham Food Bank. http://www.gbrc.net
    9:00am
  • Work Party: Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, Sunrise Rotary, and the Chums of Terrell Creek for a work party from 9am-12pm along Terrell Creek. See the website for driving directions, and dress for the weather. http://www.n-sea.org
    9:00am
  • Community Meal: All are welcome at the bimonthly Community Meal from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Entry is free. 384-1422
    10:00am
  • Poetry Workshops: Help raise funds for the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest at poetry workshops happening today at 10am and 1pm at the Connection Building at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Rachel Ballard will lead “The Master Copy” in the first workshop, and Casy Fuller will focus on “Honing the Process” in the second. Cost is $30 for one session or $50 for both. http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    10:00am
  • Alternative Holiday Market: Support local and international nonprofits at the 5th annual Multi-faith Alternative Holiday Market from 10am-1pm at the gymnasium at the Church of the Assumption, 2116 Cornwall Ave. http://www.multifaithmarket.com
    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
  • Gouda Cheese Class: Sign up for a Gouda Cheese Making class from 12-3:30pm at Corina Sahlin’s Marblemount Homestead. Entry is $45 and includes many samples of chevre, feta, gouda, tomme, cheddar and manchengo. http://www.marblemounthomestead.com
    12:00pm
  • Basket Weaving Demo: Ernestine, a Lummi Nation member and artist, will demonstrate cedar basket weaving from 1-2pm at the Ferndale Public Library at Pioneer Pavilion, 2007 Cherry St. Entry is free. 384-3647
    1:00pm
  • Ink Tub Show: Seattle artist Angela Boyle and her mother, Bellingham artist Anita K. Boyle, will share their drawings in ink at today’s “Ink Tub” show from 1-7pm at Egress Studio, 5581 Noon Rd. http://www.egressstudio.com
    1:00pm
  • California Impressionism: Art historian and Irvine Museum’s executive director, Jean Stern, leads a discussion about the “California Impressionism” exhibit—which is opening today—at 2pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    2:00pm
  • Fishboy Holiday Show: View and purchase the works of R.R. Clark—otherwise known as FishBoy—at the artist’s annual Holiday Show from 2-9pm at FishBoy Gallery, 617 Virginia St. (near Trader Joe’s). 714-0815
    2:00pm
  • Skagit Wine Festival: Wines from Skagit County and throughout Washington, as well as gourmet appetizers and Skagit cheeses and chocolate, will be available for sampling at the Skagit Wine Festival from 3-9pm at Mount Vernon’s Best Western Cotton Tree Inn. Entry is $35 per person or $60 per couple in advance, or $40 at the door. (360) 428-5678
    3:00pm
  • Relationship Advice: World-renowned relationship coaches Ariel and Shya Kane share ideas from their book How to Have a Match Made in Heaven: A Transformational Approach to Dating, Relating, and Marriage at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Small Works Show Opening: An opening reception and potluck party for the 22nd annual Small Works Show, “Honey, I Shrunk the Art,” happens from 5-8pm on Camano Island at Matzke Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way. The works by 40-plus artists will be on display through Jan. 27. http://www.matzkefinerart.com
    5:00pm
  • Arms and the Man Auditions: Alger Lookout Thespian Association will host auditions for George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man happen at 6:30pm Saturday and 3pm Sunday at the Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. Performances begin in late January. http://www.altatheatre.com
    6:30pm
  • Los Gringos Calentanos: The Happy Valley Sluggers will join Los Gringos Calentanos for a concert at 7pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. The event will feature the music of southwestern Mexico’s “Tiera Caliente,” so bring your dancing shoes. Entry is $7-$10. 676-9510
    7:00pm
  • Sex and Death: Seattle author Sarah Martinez reads from her new book of fiction, Sex & Death in the American Novel, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • USA Dance: Attend a dance party with USA Dance from 7-10pm at the Blue Moon Ballroom, 1213 Cornwall Ave. Singles and beginners are welcome. Entry is $7-$10. 647-9778 or http://www.bellinghamusadance.com
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: New England’s Perpetual e-Motion will provide live tunes at tonight’s Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St. George Marshall from Massachusetts will do the calling. Suggested donation is $12-$15. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Aerial Arts Showcase: Attend an “Aerial Arts Showcase” at 7:30pm at the new headquarters of the Bellingham Circus Guild, 1401 6th St. Entry is $10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Bach and Bacharach: The Assumption Women’s Schola & Friends will present a “Bach, Bacharach & Beyond” concert at 7:30pm at Assumption Catholic Church, 2116 Cornwall Ave. Suggested donation to the fundraiser is $15. 733-1380 or http://www.assumption.org
    7:30pm
  • Curtis Salgado: The Rick Epting Foundation presents its 7th annual benefit concert with blues music by lauded Northwest musician Curtis Salgado from 8-11pm at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Bobby Holland and the Breadline will also perform. Tickets are $15-$27. http://www.lincolntheatre.org or www.rickeptingfoundation.org
    8:00pm
  • Robert Irvine Live!: Acclaimed chef and restaurateur Robert Irvine will be front and center at a "Robert Irvine Live!" presentation at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The Food Network host's multimedia show includes cooking demos, interactive audience participation and much more will be part of the food-related fun. Tickets are $20-$59. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Final Serial Killers: The final week of “Serial Killers” can be seen at 8pm and 10pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Based on audience votes, six short plays began the competition, and only one will survive. Tickets are $10. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Experience Tango: Tango Popolare hosts its monthly “Experience Tango” gathering from 8-11:30pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. A lesson kicks things off at 8pm. Entry is $7-10, ad no partner or experience is necessary. 708-8076
    8:00pm

 

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