Week of Sunday, November 25, 2012
(127 events)

Sunday, November 25, 2012 (13 events)

  • The Pirates of Penzance: Students will present performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance at 7:30pm Fri.-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. 676-6575
    7:30pm
  • The Pajama Game: Dance and merriment among the workers at the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory can be seen when The Pajama Game opens this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1-2, and Dec. 6-9. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • A Christmas Carol: Watch a rousing rendition of a traditional holiday story when META Performing Arts presents A Christmas Carol at 7pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$25 and additional showings happen Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1-2. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:00pm
  • Festival of the Arts: The 33rd annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts continues this weekend from 10am-6pm Friday through Sunday at the H & M Company Warehouse, 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. through Christmas Eve. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Festival of Trees: The community at large can view beautiful Christmas trees and enjoy live holiday music at the 24th annual Festival of Trees’ “Family Festival Days” from 10am-4pm Friday and Saturday and 10am-2pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at the Saint Joseph Center, 215 N. 15th St. A Gala and Auction of the 30 elaborately decorated trees starting at 5:30pm Saturday. Tickets to the gala are $85; entry is free for Family Festival Days. (360) 814-5747
    10:00am
  • Photos with the Grinch: Local photographer Tim Chandonnet will be available to take shots at the annual “Photos with the Grinch” from 11am-6pm Friday and Saturday and 12-5pm Sunday in the Readings Gallery at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Cost is $10, and the event happens again at various dates through Dec. 23. http://www.villagebooks.com
    11:00am
  • 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
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mt. Baker Bike Club for the weekly “Rabbit Ride” starting at 8:30am at Fairhaven Bike & Ski, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route sees riders heading down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. 733-4433 or http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • Black Drop Anniversary: As a way to give thanks to the Bellingham community, free coffee, tea, mulled cider and cupcakes will be available at an open house celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Black Drop Coffee House from 10am-3pm at the caffeinated headquarters at 300 W. Champion St. http://www.blackdropcoffeehouse.com
    10:00am
  • Santa Pet Photos: The Alternative Humane Society and photographer Lea Kelley will team up for a pet-centered “Photos with Santa” session from 11am-2pm at the Pet Palace Consignment Store, 5373 Guide Meridian, suite C-1. Suggested donation is $5; proceeds benefit the society. http://www.alternativehumanesociety.com
    11:00am
  • Christmas tunes: Ruth Ann Burley will play Christmas tunes on a vintage piano from 1-3pm in La Conner at the Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 4th St. http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    1:00pm
  • Messiah Sing-Along: All are welcome at the 23rd annual Messiah Sing-Along from 2:30-4pm at the Garden Street United Methodist Church, 1326 N. Garden St. Music is provided, or bring your own score. An orchestra and organ will accompany singers. 733-7440 or http://www.gardenstreetumc.org
    2:30pm
  • Art of Jazz: The Gail Pettis Quartet will be the featured performers at the monthly Art of Jazz concert and gathering from 4-6:30pm at the Amadeus Project, 1209 Cornwall Ave. Entry is free for Jazz Project members, $15 otherwise. 650-1066 or http://www.jazzproject.org
    4:00pm

Monday, November 26, 2012 (4 events)

  • Vagina Memoirs Open Call: Western Washington University’s AS Women’s Center will host an open call for February performances of Vagina Memoirs from 6-9:30pm Monday through Wednesday at Miller Hall 138. People who have been marginalized by their gender identity will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to empower themselves through telling their stories. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    6:00pm
  • Open Mic: Local writer and teacher Laurel Leigh will host the monthly literary-minded Open Mic at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Sign up to share your stories, poems and essays at the main counter on the first floor. 671-2626 or http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Ferndale Book Club: Rebecca Skloot’s biography, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will be the focus of the Ferndale Friends Book Club meeting at 7pm at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. All adults are welcome. 384-3647
    7:00pm
  • Composers of Western: Students composers and musicians at Western Washington University’s Department of Music present “Composers of Western” at 8pm at the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The concert will feature a range of original works composed by WWU music students within the past year. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-3130
    8:00pm

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 (6 events)

  • Vagina Memoirs Open Call: Western Washington University’s AS Women’s Center will host an open call for February performances of Vagina Memoirs from 6-9:30pm Monday through Wednesday at Miller Hall 138. People who have been marginalized by their gender identity will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to empower themselves through telling their stories. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    6:00pm
  • 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
  • All-Paces Run: Meet up for an “All-Paces” run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The free event features runs 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. Participants are divided into groups ranging from run/walk to seven-minute pace. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Bellingham Reads: Sarah Blake’s The Postmistress will be the focus of a “Bellingham Reads” gathering at 6:30pm in the Dodson Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. New members are welcome. 778-7323
    6:30pm
  • Banff Mountain Film Festival: The North Face, National Geographic, and Western Washington University’s Associated Students team up to present the annual Banff Mount Film Festival at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Ticket are $6 for WWU students with valid ID and $9 general. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Comedy in the Buff: Neill McLaughlin hosts “Comedy in the Buff” starting at 9pm at the Wild Buffalo House of Music, 208 W. Holly St. Participating comedians include Spencer Willhoft, Michael Harris, Nathan Romano, Timmy Riney, Mandy Nadeau, and others. Entry is free. http://www.wildbuffalo.net
    9:00pm

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 (9 events)

  • Vagina Memoirs Open Call: Western Washington University’s AS Women’s Center will host an open call for February performances of Vagina Memoirs from 6-9:30pm Monday through Wednesday at Miller Hall 138. People who have been marginalized by their gender identity will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to empower themselves through telling their stories. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    6:00pm
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: The 33rd annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts continues this weekend from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Sunday at the H & M Company Warehouse, 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. through Christmas Eve. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Genealogy Assistance: A volunteer from the Whatcom Genealogy society will be available to help with research from 10am-2pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. The service is free. 778-7206
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Evening Epic Run: A weekly “Evening Epic Run” begins at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The strenuous runs are 1.5-2 hours in length on hilly terrain with experienced trail runners. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Downtown Meeting: All are welcome at the Downtown Bellingham Partnership’s meeting happening from 6-7:30pm at the Leopold, 1224 Cornwall Ave. The meeting aims to connect neighbors, foster community involvement and responsively address issues to maintain a healthy downtown neighborhood. Please attend and participate. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Bruce Beasley Poetry Reading: Western Washington University professor of English Bruce Beasley reads from his latest poetry collection, Theophobia, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Tracy Spring and TR Richie: Singer and guitarist Tracy Spring and award-winning songwriter and instrumentalist TR Richie perform at 7:30pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Surprise guests may also show up to join in the concert. Suggested donation is $10-$15. http://www.tracyspring.com
    7:30pm
  • Wine, Women & Song: Performances by the Allegra Women’s Choir, the Colibri Ensemble, and the Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers will be part of a “Wine, Women & Song” concert at 7:30pm at the Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and include refreshments, a live auction and musical surprises; funds raised benefit Bellingham Sings. http://www.bellinghamsings.com
    7:30pm

Thursday, November 29, 2012 (16 events)

  • Seven Heavenly Virtues: New works by Brian Patterson, Krissa Woiwod, Andrew Herndon, Ben Eisner, Morgan Grobe, Riley Penaluna, and Glenn Hergenhahn can be seen when “Seven Heavenly Virtues” opens this weekend at 8pm Thurs.-Sat. at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The seven short plays each focus on one of the seven heavenly virtues. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen Dec. 6-8. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: The 33rd annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts continues this weekend from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Sunday at the H & M Company Warehouse, 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. through Christmas Eve. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Fall Into Dance: Original choreography and contemporary movement by students in Western Washington University’s Dance program can be seen at the annual “Fall Into Dance” performance at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the school’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Cheaper by the Dozen Auditions: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents the classic comedy known as Cheaper by the Dozen starting this week at 7:30pm performances Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen through Dec. 16. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • That’ll Learn Ya: Foothills Theater and the Nooksack Valley Drama Department team up for a middle school production of the comedic That’ll Learn Ya at 7pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Nooksack Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets will be $3-$6 at the door. 966-7561
    7:00pm
  • The Pajama Game: Dance and merriment among the workers at the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory can be seen when The Pajama Game shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1-2, and Dec. 6-9. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • The Pajama Game: Dance and merriment among the workers at the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory can be seen when The Pajama Game shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1-2, and Dec. 6-9. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Cheaper by the Dozen: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents the classic comedy known as Cheaper by the Dozen starting this week at 7:30pm performances Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen through Dec. 16. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • White Christmas: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday, 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional showings of the holiday classic take place through Dec. 22. http://www.actttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Whatcom Give-a-thon: The 4th annual Whatcom Give-A-Thon takes place from 11am-6pm at Elks Lodge No. 194, 710 S. Samish Way. Thirty local nonprofit groups will be present at the free event to outline their services to the community and list their specific needs. There’ll also be live music, pictures with Santa Claus, treats and much more. http://www.whatcomgive.org
    11:00am
  • Comedy Night: Standup comedian Travis Simmons will helm a “Comedy Night” performance at 7pm at the Concrete Theatre, 45920 Main St. Tickets are $10. http://www.concrete-theatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Food Justice: Community Alliance for Global Justice and Community to Community Development present ideas from the book Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book includes contributions from more than 50 people, and focuses on the current globalized food system’s failures while showcasing creative solutions for communities to regain control over their food and the healing of their bodies and neighborhoods. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    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
  • Open Mic Night: Musicians, performers and writers can share their various talents at an Open Mic Night starting at 7:30pm at Burlington’s North Cove Coffee, 1130 S. Burlington Blvd. Entry is free and open to audiences of all ages. (360) 707-COVE
    7:30pm
  • 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, November 30, 2012 (31 events)

  • Seven Heavenly Virtues: New works by Brian Patterson, Krissa Woiwod, Andrew Herndon, Ben Eisner, Morgan Grobe, Riley Penaluna, and Glenn Hergenhahn can be seen when “Seven Heavenly Virtues” opens this weekend at 8pm Thurs.-Sat. at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The seven short plays each focus on one of the seven heavenly virtues. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen Dec. 6-8. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: The 33rd annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts continues this weekend from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Sunday at the H & M Company Warehouse, 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. through Christmas Eve. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Fall Into Dance: Original choreography and contemporary movement by students in Western Washington University’s Dance program can be seen at the annual “Fall Into Dance” performance at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the school’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Cheaper by the Dozen Auditions: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents the classic comedy known as Cheaper by the Dozen starting this week at 7:30pm performances Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen through Dec. 16. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • That’ll Learn Ya: Foothills Theater and the Nooksack Valley Drama Department team up for a middle school production of the comedic That’ll Learn Ya at 7pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Nooksack Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets will be $3-$6 at the door. 966-7561
    7:00pm
  • The Pajama Game: Dance and merriment among the workers at the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory can be seen when The Pajama Game shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1-2, and Dec. 6-9. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • The Pajama Game: Dance and merriment among the workers at the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory can be seen when The Pajama Game shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1-2, and Dec. 6-9. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Cheaper by the Dozen: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents the classic comedy known as Cheaper by the Dozen starting this week at 7:30pm performances Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen through Dec. 16. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • White Christmas: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday, 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional showings of the holiday classic take place through Dec. 22. http://www.actttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Body Talk: Back-by-popular-demand performances of “Body Talk: Sexual Triumphs, Trials, and Revelations” can be seen at 7:30pm Friday and 5pm and 7:30pm Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The performance consists of monologues performed by Sheila Goodwin, Marie Eaton, Sarah Wallace, Hannah Reclam, and Pam Kuntz. Tickets are $15 and advance purchase is recommended. http://www.bodytalkperformance.brownpapertickets.com
    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
  • Dark of December: The Bellingham High School Jazz Band presents the 8th annual “Dark of December” concerts at 7pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. There’ll also be a dessert bar and raffle. Tickets are $5-$10. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • Holiday Book Sale: A Holiday Book Sale takes place from 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Books for both kids and adults will be available. 332-8146
    10:00am
  • Fairhaven Holiday Festival: As part of the Fairhaven Holiday Festival continuing every Friday and Saturday through Dec. 22, most stores in Fairhaven will stay open until 8pm every Friday, and from 12-3pm Saturdays, the Village Inn will host Santa and horse-drawn carriage rides. http://www.fairhaven.com
    10:00am
  • Festival of Trees: Sixteen beautifully decorated Christmas trees can be perused at the Festival of Trees “Winter Wonderland Walk” from 11am-10pm Friday and 10am-1pm Saturday at the Leopold, 1224 Cornwall Ave. From 6:30-9:30pm, attend a Gala Dinner and Auction with food, drinks, live music, auctions, a dessert dash and more. Entry is $50 for the gala, and by donation for the walk. Funds raised benefit the Health Support Center. http://www.healthsupportcenter.org
    11:00am
  • Christmas Bazaar: The 6th annual Homemade Arts & Crafts Christmas Bazaar takes place from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday at the Blaine Community Senior Center, 763 G St. Works by more than 30 local artisans will be on hand, and, from 10am-2pm Saturday, photos with Santa can be taken. 332-8040
    9:00am
  • Handcrafted Christmas: Jewelry, ornaments, quilts, candles, soaps and many more handmade items will be available for purchase and perusal at “A Handcrafted Christmas” from 12-9pm Fri. and 9am-4pm Sat. at Christ Evangelical Church, 4600 Meridian St. http://www.cecbellingham.com
    9:00am
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Showings of How the Grinch Stole Christmas can be seen at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or online. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • A Christmas Carol: Watch a rousing rendition of a traditional holiday story when META Performing Arts presents A Christmas Carol at 7pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$25. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:00pm
  • Holiday Open House and Book Sale: Friends of the Ferndale Library will host their annual Holiday Open House from 10am-6pm Fri.-Sat. and 1-5pm Sun. at the library’s locale in the Pioneer Pavilion, 2007 Cherry St. Craft books, favorite classics, cookbooks, children’s books, movies and an array of other media-related gift items will be available. 384-3647
    10:00am
  • Olde Fashioned Christmas: “Twenty Years of Memories” will be the theme of the Ferndale Heritage Society’s 20th annual “Olde Fashioned Christmas” happening from 5-9pm Fri., 1-9pm Sat. and 1-4pm Sunday at the town’s Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. Old-time craft making, games, music, historic re-creations, photos with Santa, Christmas displays, a horse barn and much more will be part of the festive fun. Entry is $3-$4. http://www.ferndaleheritagesociety.com
    5:00pm
  • Holiday Arts & Crafts Market: An Arts and Crafts Northwest Holiday Market happens from 10am-8pm Fri.-Sat. and 10am-6pm Sun. at the former Fountain Drug, 2416 Meridian St. http://www.artsandcraftsnorthwest.com
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Native Art Fair: Attend a Native Arts and Crafts Fair from 10am-7pm in the log building on the Northwest Indian College campus, 2522 Kwina Rd. Entry is free. 392-4233
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Final Friday Art Walk: The Final Friday Art Walk takes place from 5-9pm on the last Friday of every month at various galleries and businesses in La Conner. Entry is free. http://www.lovelaconner.com
    5:00pm
  • Gallery Cygnus Opening: As part of Final Friday Art Walk, attend an opening reception for the second iteration of the “We Remember John Simon” exhibit from 5-9pm at Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial Ave. See the works through Dec. 24. http://www.gallerycygnus.com
    5:00pm
  • Nature of Writing Series: "The Nature of Writing" series continues with Nicholas O' Connell, author of The Storms of Denali, talking about his latest work at 7pm at VIllage Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Speed Dating & Wine: A “Speed Dating Wine Tasting” starts at 7:30pm at Bellingham’s Purple Space, 1116 C St. Cost is $35 per person and includes appetizers and wine tasting. The event is for those ages 40 to 55 and is limited to seven men and seven women. http://www.datenightnw.com
    7:30pm
  • Words of Women in Song: Faculty members from Western Washington University will present “Words of Women in Song II” at 8pm at the school’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The event will showcase three great women writers to the work of three great composers. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-3130
    8:00pm

Saturday, December 1, 2012 (58 events)

  • Seven Heavenly Virtues: New works by Brian Patterson, Krissa Woiwod, Andrew Herndon, Ben Eisner, Morgan Grobe, Riley Penaluna, and Glenn Hergenhahn can be seen when “Seven Heavenly Virtues” opens this weekend at 8pm Thurs.-Sat. at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The seven short plays each focus on one of the seven heavenly virtues. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen Dec. 6-8. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: The 33rd annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts continues this weekend from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Sunday at the H & M Company Warehouse, 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. through Christmas Eve. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Fall Into Dance: Original choreography and contemporary movement by students in Western Washington University’s Dance program can be seen at the annual “Fall Into Dance” performance at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the school’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Cheaper by the Dozen Auditions: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents the classic comedy known as Cheaper by the Dozen starting this week at 7:30pm performances Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen through Dec. 16. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • That’ll Learn Ya: Foothills Theater and the Nooksack Valley Drama Department team up for a middle school production of the comedic That’ll Learn Ya at 7pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Nooksack Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets will be $3-$6 at the door. 966-7561
    7:00pm
  • The Pajama Game: Dance and merriment among the workers at the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory can be seen when The Pajama Game shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1-2, and Dec. 6-9. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • The Pajama Game: Dance and merriment among the workers at the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory can be seen when The Pajama Game shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1-2, and Dec. 6-9. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Cheaper by the Dozen: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents the classic comedy known as Cheaper by the Dozen starting this week at 7:30pm performances Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen through Dec. 16. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • White Christmas: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday, 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional showings of the holiday classic take place through Dec. 22. http://www.actttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Body Talk: Back-by-popular-demand performances of “Body Talk: Sexual Triumphs, Trials, and Revelations” can be seen at 7:30pm Friday and 5pm and 7:30pm Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The performance consists of monologues performed by Sheila Goodwin, Marie Eaton, Sarah Wallace, Hannah Reclam, and Pam Kuntz. Tickets are $15 and advance purchase is recommended. http://www.bodytalkperformance.brownpapertickets.com
    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
  • Dark of December: The Bellingham High School Jazz Band presents the 8th annual “Dark of December” concerts at 7pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. There’ll also be a dessert bar and raffle. Tickets are $5-$10. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • Holiday Book Sale: A Holiday Book Sale takes place from 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Books for both kids and adults will be available. 332-8146
    10:00am
  • Fairhaven Holiday Festival: As part of the Fairhaven Holiday Festival continuing every Friday and Saturday through Dec. 22, most stores in Fairhaven will stay open until 8pm every Friday, and from 12-3pm Saturdays, the Village Inn will host Santa and horse-drawn carriage rides. http://www.fairhaven.com
    10:00am
  • Festival of Trees: Sixteen beautifully decorated Christmas trees can be perused at the Festival of Trees “Winter Wonderland Walk” from 11am-10pm Friday and 10am-1pm Saturday at the Leopold, 1224 Cornwall Ave. From 6:30-9:30pm, attend a Gala Dinner and Auction with food, drinks, live music, auctions, a dessert dash and more. Entry is $50 for the gala, and by donation for the walk. Funds raised benefit the Health Support Center. http://www.healthsupportcenter.org
    11:00am
  • Christmas Bazaar: The 6th annual Homemade Arts & Crafts Christmas Bazaar takes place from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday at the Blaine Community Senior Center, 763 G St. Works by more than 30 local artisans will be on hand, and, from 10am-2pm Saturday, photos with Santa can be taken. 332-8040
    9:00am
  • Handcrafted Christmas: Jewelry, ornaments, quilts, candles, soaps and many more handmade items will be available for purchase and perusal at “A Handcrafted Christmas” from 12-9pm Fri. and 9am-4pm Sat. at Christ Evangelical Church, 4600 Meridian St. http://www.cecbellingham.com
    9:00am
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Showings of How the Grinch Stole Christmas can be seen at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or online. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • A Christmas Carol: Watch a rousing rendition of a traditional holiday story when META Performing Arts presents A Christmas Carol at 7pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$25. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:00pm
  • Holiday Open House and Book Sale: Friends of the Ferndale Library will host their annual Holiday Open House from 10am-6pm Fri.-Sat. and 1-5pm Sun. at the library’s locale in the Pioneer Pavilion, 2007 Cherry St. Craft books, favorite classics, cookbooks, children’s books, movies and an array of other media-related gift items will be available. 384-3647
    10:00am
  • Olde Fashioned Christmas: “Twenty Years of Memories” will be the theme of the Ferndale Heritage Society’s 20th annual “Olde Fashioned Christmas” happening from 5-9pm Fri., 1-9pm Sat. and 1-4pm Sunday at the town’s Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. Old-time craft making, games, music, historic re-creations, photos with Santa, Christmas displays, a horse barn and much more will be part of the festive fun. Entry is $3-$4. http://www.ferndaleheritagesociety.com
    5:00pm
  • Holiday Arts & Crafts Market: An Arts and Crafts Northwest Holiday Market happens from 10am-8pm Fri.-Sat. and 10am-6pm Sun. at the former Fountain Drug, 2416 Meridian St. http://www.artsandcraftsnorthwest.com
    10:00am
  • Photos with the Grinch: Local photographer Tim Chandonnet will be available to take shots at the annual “Photos with the Grinch” from 11am-6pm Saturday and 12-5pm Sunday in the Readings Gallery at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Cost is $10, and the event happens again at various dates through Dec. 23. http://www.villagebooks.com
    11:00am
  • Art at Bellewood: Members of the Whatcom Art Guild and other local artists and vendors will be on hand for a “Christmas on the Farm Market” event from 11am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The venue will be open from 9am-6pm, and will also feature holiday music, food specials and Christmas trees. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    11:00am
  • Jingle Bell Run: Raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation at the annual Jingle Bell Run Walk kicking off at 7am at the Mount Vernon Moose Lodge. Entry is $25. An additional run and walk takes place Dec. 8 in Bellingham. http://www.arthritis.org
    7:00am
  • Ski Club Work Party: The Nooksack Nordic Ski Club hosts a volunteer work party today at Salmon Ridge. Meet at 9am at the Cost Cutter parking lot’s southeast corner to carpool. Dress to work outside, as you’ll be hauling off limbs and logs with taking part in some brush cutting. 371-3554 or http://www.nooksacknordicskiclub.org
    9:00am
  • NSEA Work Party: Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for a Work Party from 9am-12pm at Little Squalicum Creek Park. You’ll be thinning and planting native trees and shrubs, so dress appropriately. http://www.n-sea.org
    9:00am
  • Girls on the Run: Girls, boys, men and women can take part in the “Girls on the Run” 5K starting at 9:30am at the Depot Market Square in downtown Bellingham. Entry is $15; additional donations are welcomed. http://www.whatcomymca.org
    9:30am
  • Fairhaven Frosty: The Greater Bellingham Running Club hosts the annual “Fairhaven Frosty” 5K and 10K starting at 10am at Fairhaven Park. Entry is $5 for high school-aged kids and under, $10 general, and free for GBRC members. http://www.gbrc.net
    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
  • Children’s Shop: Arts and crafts made by 30 local vendors can be checked out at the annual Children’s Shop from 10am-3pm at Bloedel Donovan, 2214 Electric Ave. Shopping is limited to kids only, and all items are priced at $8 or less. 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org
    10:00am
  • Holiday Craft Fair: More than 20 vendors will be on hand at a Holiday Craft Fair from 10am-3pm at Assumption Catholic Church, 2116 Cornwall Ave. http://www.assumption.org
    10:00am
  • Scandinavian Holiday Faire: Scandinavian pastries and treats and a lunch counter will be part of a Holiday Faire from 10am-4pm at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St. There’ll also be a variety of other Scandinavian items on hand for purchasing purposes. 734-7753
    10:00am
  • Holiday Faire: Live music, baked treats, a seasonal puppet play, visits with the Snow Queen, craft-making, goods from local artisans and more will be part of a Holiday Faire happening from 10am-4pm at the Whatcom Hills Waldorf School, 941 Austin St. Entry is free. http://www.whws.org
    10:00am
  • Holiday Craft Fair: Handmade crafts, arts, jewelry, woodwork and more will be available at the 5th annual Holiday Craft Fair from 10am-4pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, Gate 2. http://www.suddenvalley.com
    10:00am
  • Coast Salish Winter Festival: Authentic Native American artwork handcrafted by dozens of local tribal artists can be perused at the Coast Salish Winter Festival from 10am-6pm at Ferndale’s Lummi Gateway Center, 4988 Rural Ave. The event happens again Dec. 8 and 15. http://www.lummigatewaycenter.com
    10:00am
  • A Dog’s Story: Claydene Lederer, author of Warren: The True Story of How a Herding Dog Became a Hearing Dog, will be available for a signing and meet-and-greet with the canine subject of the book at 11am at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    11:00am
  • Christmas in the Kitchen: Kitchen gadget demos, specials, cookie, hot cider, samples, an author signing with Lemon: A Global History author Toby Sonneman and more will be part of a “Christmas in the Kitchen” event from 11am-3pm at Pacific Chef, 1210 11th St. http://www.pacificchef.com
    11:00am
  • Skagit Christmas: As part of a “Skagit Christmas” series, kids and adults can take part in hands-on craft and cookie decorating and gift-making from 11am-5pm at La Conner’s Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. Fourth St. Entry is $3-$4. http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    11:00am
  • International Mountain Day: The American Alpine Institute promotes International Mountain Day with events happening today in Bellingham. From 12:30-2:30pm and 2:45-4:45pm, there’ll be pay-what-you-can rock rescue clinics at the YMCA. Starting at 6pm, head to Zuanich Point Park’s Squalicum Bothouse for an Avalanche Awareness Seminar and reception with raffles, auctions, beer, pizza and live music. http://www.alpineinstitute.com
    12:30pm
  • Virginia Woolf Auditions: Open auditions for the roles of Nick and Honey in Little Bird Theatre’s upcoming production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf happen from 12:30-3:30pm at the Connections Building and the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Rehearsals will start in February. http://www.littlebirdtheater.com
    12:30pm
  • Christmas Tea: Tea and cookies will be served alongside music and dance at a “Christmas Tea” from 1-5pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The all-ages event is free. 592-5456
    1:00pm
  • Jazz Society: The Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society presents music by the internationally known Uptown Lowdown Band for your dancing and listening pleasure from 2-5pm at the VFW Hall, 625 N. State St. Entry is $6-$10. http://www.btjs.webs.com
    2:00pm
  • Wonders of Whatcom: “Bay to Baker and Back,” featuring a scenic tour from the Salish Sea to Mt. Baker, will be the focus of today’s “Wonders of Whatcom” program from 2:30-4pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Entry is free. 778-7323
    2:30pm
  • Harbor Lights Festival: Caroling, music, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, free horse and carriage rides, refreshments, a book sale, a fun run and a boat parade in the marina and more will all be part of the Holiday Harbor Lights Festival happening from 2:30-7pm throughout downtown Blaine. http://www.blainechamber.com
    2:30pm
  • Cool Yule: Jazz vocalist Cheryl Jewell, the Saltwater Octet, and the Whatcom Jazz Singers present “Cool Yule: A Swingin’ Christmas Show” at 4pm at the Amadeus Project, 1209 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $12-$15. http://www.bellinghamsings.org
    4:00pm
  • Bellingham Chamber Chorale: The Bellingham Chamber Chorale opens its 10th season with “Rejoice! A Classical Christmas” at 4pm at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $5-$15. http://www.bellinghamchamberchorale.org
    4:00pm
  • Celebration on Ice: embers of the Bellingham Figure Skating Club present their “Holiday Celebration on Ice” at performances at 4pm Saturday and 1:30pm Sunday at the Bellingham Sportsplex, 1225 Civic Field Way. Tickets are $7-$9. http://www.bfsc.info
    4:00pm
  • Objectification 5 Reception: An opening reception for “Objectification 5” happens from 5-8pm at Edison’s Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The annual multi-artist exhibit, which features three-dimensional art objects in a variety of medias, shows through Dec. 23. http://www.smithandvallee.com
    5:00pm
  • Lighted Christmas Parade: Holiday carolers and a dazzling display of lighted trucks, cars, floats, wagons, farm equipment and more will be part of the 22nd annual Lighted Christmas Parade starting at 6pm at the Fairway Center in downtown Lynden. Illuminated designs and storefronts will continue through the holidays. http://www.lynden.org
    6:00pm
  • Swingin’ in the Season: The Swing Connection big band presents “Swingin’ in the Season” at 7pm at the First Baptist Church of Bellingham, 110 Flora St. They’ll be joined by the Honeybees, a women’s vocal group. Tickets are $10. 734-4500
    7:00pm
  • Holly Swanson Album Release: Help local musician Holly Swanson celebrate the release of her debut album, Love Tree, from 7-9pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Swanson will be joined by her HS Band and special guests. Suggested donation is $5. Entry is free for kids. http://www.hollyswansonmusic.wordpress.com
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Contra Dance: Both experienced dancers and beginners can take part in a Skagit Contra Dancers gathering from 7-9:30pm in Anacortes at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. Live music will be provided by Flowing Tide. Entry is $8 at the door. http://www.skagitcontra.org
    7:00pm
  • The Art of Song: Baritone Jonathan Suek presents “The Art of Song” vocal recital at 7:30pm at the Amadeus Project, 1209 Cornwall Ave. Expect everything from Italian art songs to lively American songs. Entry is $5-$15. http://www.theamadeusproject.org
    7:30pm
  • North Cascades Concert Band: The North Cascades Concert Band performs at 7:30pm Saturday at the Blaine High School Performing Arts Center and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall. Tickets to see the 50-piece wind band are $5-$12. http://www.nccband.org
    7:30pm
  • Jezebel Cabaret: Burlesque moves both humorous and titillating can be seen when the Jezebel Cabaret performs at 8pm at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Drag icon Betty Desire will emcee the show. Tickets are $17. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    8:00pm
  • Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company: "Dynasties and Beyond" will be the theme of a performance with the Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The show blends ancient Eastern forms with modern dance in an "inventive marriage of styles." Tickets are $20-$42. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm

 

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