Week of Sunday, December 2, 2012
(124 events)

Sunday, December 2, 2012 (23 events)

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Quilters Auditions: Women ages 15 to 65 are invited to audition for upcoming performances of Quilters at 7pm Sunday and Monday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Please see the website for specifics. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Trapeze Anniversary: Specials on beverage, bakery and deli items will be available throughout the day when Trapeze celebrates its first anniversary at the Bellingham Public Market, 1530 Cornwall Ave. 594-6069
    12:00am
  • 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
  • Community Breakfast: Pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, eggs and more will be available at the monthly Community Breakfast taking place from 8am-1pm at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry is $2 for kids and $5 for adults. 739-9605
    8:00am
  • Christmas Art Market: Artisans Northwest will host a “Sunday Christmas Market” from 11am-4pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. The event, which happens again Dec. 9, will also feature live music by Lindsay Street Band. http://www.artisansnwmarket.com
    11:00am
  • Anti-Holiday Holiday Concert: Singer and songwriter Christine Lavin will be joined by the folk-pop trio Uncle Bonsai for “Just One Angel,” an anti-holiday holiday concert featuring everything from Christmas to Hanukkah to Solstice and New Year’s music, at 3pm at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $24-$27. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    3:00pm
  • Whatcom Symphony Holiday Concert: “Holiday Treasures” will be the theme of today’s Whatcom Symphony concert at 3pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Expect dazzling orchestral and choral works, old favorites and a sing-along. Members of the Bellingham Chamber Chorale will also perform. Tickets are $12-$42. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    3:00pm

Monday, December 3, 2012 (1 events)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 (3 events)

  • 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
  • Calamity Jan: Former Bellingham resident and author Jan Pierson reads from her memoir, Calamity Jan & the Russian, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book chronicles Pierson’s cross-cultural marriage and journey into primitive Russia. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Holiday Concert: Members of the Skagit Valley Music Department present a Holiday Concert at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 (10 events)

  • Winter Book Sale: Find books and media for all ages at a Winter Book Sale happening from 10am-6pm Wed.-Fri. and 10am-3pm Sat. at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. P.S. Books get cheaper by the day. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Bellingham Music Club: The Mount Baker Toppers will share their barbershop talents at the Bellingham Music Club’s monthly concert at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
    10:30am
  • Green Drinks: Network with likeminded environmentally conscious folks at the monthly Green Drinks from 5-7pm at Make.Shift Art Space, 306 Flora St. Please BYOG (Bring Your Own Glass). http://www.re-sources.org
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Ballroom Dance: Sentimental Journey will provide the live soundtrack to a free Ballroom Dance from 6-8pm at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Entry is free and all skill levels are invited. 733-3500
    6:00pm
  • Diabetes Prevention: Registered dietician Lisa Dixon leads a “Simple Cooking to Prevent Diabetes” course from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Dixon will show you how to create a balanced dinner plate, featuring simple recipes you can easily and affordably prepare in your home kitchen. Cost is $29. 734-8158
    6:00pm
  • Pajama Game Fundraiser: Help raise funds for local charities at a fundraising viewing of The Pajama Game starting at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Pajama wearing is encouraged. Tickets are $20 and include a reception with dessert and more. 734-1695
    6:30pm
  • Gluten-Free Recipes: Bellingham authors and nutritionists Tom Malterre and Ali Segersten share ideas and recipes from their book Nourishing Meals: Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes for the Whole Family at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Garden Club Meeting: Chuck McClung will lecture on “Houseplant Success Tips” at the Birchwood Garden Club’s monthly meeting at 7pm at Whatcom Museum’s Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect St. All are welcome. http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
    7:00pm

Thursday, December 6, 2012 (21 events)

  • Winter Book Sale: Find books and media for all ages at a Winter Book Sale happening from 10am-6pm Wed.-Fri. and 10am-3pm Sat. at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. P.S. Books get cheaper by the day. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    10:00am
  • 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
  • WCC Book Sale: Whatcom Community College will host its annual Book Sale from 9am-6pm Thursday and 9am-4pm Friday at the school’s Heiner Center Lobby. Books, CDs and DVDs will be available for sale at the fundraiser. http://www.library.whatcom.ctc.edu
    9:00am
  • Seven Heavenly Virtues: New works by area playwrights 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. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • The Monologue Project VII: Western Washington University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents “The Monologue Project VII” in conjunction with Fairhaven Middle School at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. This year’s production features nearly 50 never-before-seen original monologues containing a variety of topics, characters, and writing styles. Tickets are $5-$8. 650-7320
    7:30pm
  • Cheaper by the Dozen: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents the classic comedy known as Cheaper by the Dozen 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
  • The Pajama Game: Dance and merriment among the workers at the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory can be seen when The Pajama Game shows for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Soundings of the Planet: Phil Haven will join Dean and Dudley Evenson for a “Soundings of the Planet” brown bag concert at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Real Heroes Dinner: The Mt. Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross hosts its annual “Real Heroes” Celebration Dinner at 6pm at the Best Western Lakeway Inn, 714 Lakeway Dr. Reservations are required. Entry is by donation. 733-3290, ext. 1018
    6:00pm
  • Ski Club Meeting: A new member orientation for those interested in becoming part of the Nooksack Nordic Ski Club meeting starts at 6:30pm at the WECU Community Education Building, 511 E. Holly St. At 7pm, the general meeting will begin and Greg Helgath will discuss “Prevention and Treatment of Typical Cross Country Ski Injuries.” http://www.nooksacknordicskiclub.org
    6:30pm
  • Cinema Thyme: The Pickford and Ciao Thyme team up for a viewing of Babette’s Feast at 6:30pm at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. Enjoy appetizers and drinks during the showing and then a Bellingham-style version of the feast itself served in the lobby. Entry is $85-$100. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • Art of Wine: Ryan Wildstar helms “The Art of Wine” from 6:30-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. At the event, you’ll enjoy wine and cheese paired with a presentation of art, music and literature. Cost is $30. 734-8158
    6:30pm
  • The Art of Wine: Ryan Wildstar helms “The Art of Wine” from 6:30-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. At the event, you’ll enjoy wine and cheese paired with a presentation of art, music and literature. Cost is $30. 734-8158
    6:30pm
  • Nordic Ski Club Meeting: A new member orientation for those interested in becoming part of the Nooksack Nordic Ski Club meeting starts at 6:30pm at the WECU Community Education Building, 511 E. Holly St. At 7pm, the general meeting will begin and Greg Helgath will discuss “Prevention and Treatment of Typical Cross Country Ski Injuries.” http://www.nooksacknordicskiclub.org
    6:30pm
  • Uncle Dave’s Cow: Leslie Miller will share tips on sourcing, storing and preparing healthy, locally raised meat when she talks about her book Uncle Dave’s Cow: And Other Whole Animals My Freezer Has Known at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Uncle Dave’s Cow: Leslie Miller will share tips on sourcing, storing and preparing healthy, locally raised meat when she talks about her book Uncle Dave’s Cow: And Other Whole Animals My Freezer Has Known at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 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
  • Kristina Olsen: Songwriter, singer and instrumentalist Kristina Olsen performs at 7:30pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Suggested donation is $10-$15. http://www.kristinaolsen.net
    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, December 7, 2012 (30 events)

  • Winter Book Sale: Find books and media for all ages at a Winter Book Sale happening from 10am-6pm Wed.-Fri. and 10am-3pm Sat. at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. P.S. Books get cheaper by the day. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    10:00am
  • 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
  • WCC Book Sale: Whatcom Community College will host its annual Book Sale from 9am-6pm Thursday and 9am-4pm Friday at the school’s Heiner Center Lobby. Books, CDs and DVDs will be available for sale at the fundraiser. http://www.library.whatcom.ctc.edu
    9:00am
  • Seven Heavenly Virtues: New works by area playwrights 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. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • The Monologue Project VII: Western Washington University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents “The Monologue Project VII” in conjunction with Fairhaven Middle School at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. This year’s production features nearly 50 never-before-seen original monologues containing a variety of topics, characters, and writing styles. Tickets are $5-$8. 650-7320
    7:30pm
  • Cheaper by the Dozen: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents the classic comedy known as Cheaper by the Dozen 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
  • The Pajama Game: Dance and merriment among the workers at the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory can be seen when The Pajama Game shows for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Cantabile Christmas: “On a Cold Winter’s Night” will be the theme of Cantabile of Skagit Valley’s concert at 7:30pm Friday at the Anacortes Christian Church and 7:30pm Saturday at Mount Vernon’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 415 S. 18th St. Admission is by donation at the door. http://www.cantabileofskagitvalley.org
    7:30pm
  • High School Holiday Songs: The Mount Baker High School Choir presents “Holiday Songs We Love to Sing,” an evening of holiday story and song, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the school’s headquarters in Deming. Cost is $5 and includes coffee and dessert. 383-2033
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Lighted Boat Parade: The Bellingham Yacht Club's annual Lighted Boat Parade happens at 6pm Friday and Saturday in Bellingham Bay. Spectators are welcome to come watch the magic from shore. Contact the club if you want to add your watercraft to the procession. http://www.byc.org
    6:00pm
  • 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
  • The Nutcracker: Bellingham’s Northwest Ballet Theater kicks off the seasonal Nutcracker insanity with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Lynden Christian High School, 515 Drayton St. Tickets are $15-$30, and additional showings happen Dec. 14-16 at the Mount Baker Theatre and Dec. 22-23 at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. http://www.northwestballet.org
    7:30pm
  • A Christmas Carol: The Northwest Washington Theatre Group presents showings of A Christmas Carol: The Musical at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the musical version of the Dickens classic are $15-$24. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Theatresports: Watch improvisers give a seasonal take on classic games at “Holiday Theatresports” shows at 8pm and 10pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $8-$10 and additional showings happen through Dec. 22. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • The Nutcracker: The Skagit Valley Academy of Dance presents the classic ballet, The Nutcracker, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $20-$37. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • How the Slug Stole Solstice: Watch Sally the giant banana slug travel through a dark forest to bring back the sun when How the Slug Stole Solstice shows at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Children's Theatre, 1412 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $12 and additional showings happen Dec. 14-16 and Dec. 21. http://www.bellinghamchildrenstheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Holiday 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. The event also happens Dec. 14-16. http://www.artsandcraftsnorthwest.com
    10:00am
  • Scrooge, the Musical: Watch a timeless tale for all ages at showings of Scrooge, the Musical! 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 additional showings happen Dec. 14-16. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Holiday Port Festival: A gingerbread house competition and display, free performances by local choirs, bands and dancers, fire truck and horse-drawn wagon rides, art activities for kids, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus and more will be part of the 22nd annual Holiday Port Festival from 12-8pm Friday, 11am-6pm Saturday, and 11am-5pm Sunday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is free. http://www.portofbellingham.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
  • Superhero Lighted Bike Parade: Decorate your bike with lights and reflectors, don a cape and light up the holiday Art Walk at a "Superhero Lighted Bike Parade" starting at 6pm at the Public Market, 1530 Cornwall Ave. Entry is free and refreshments will be provided. http://www.everybodybike.com
    6:00pm
  • Gallery Walk: Peruse a variety of galleries and businesses at the monthly Gallery walk from 6-9pm throughout downtown Anacortes. Entry is free. http://www.anacortesart.com
    6:00pm
  • Art Walk: Attend the monthly Art Walk from 6-10pm throughout downtown Bellingham. Tonight’s festivities also include a 6pm tree lighting featuring Mayor Kelli Linville and carolers from Western Washington University at the Depot Market Square. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Winter Lights Concert: Area bands, choirs and others will perform at a “Winter Lights” Holiday Concert at 7pm at Unity Church, 1095 Telegraph Rd. Tickets are $5-$10. http://www.unitybellingham.org
    7:00pm
  • Nature of Writing Series: As part of the "Nature of Writing" series, Robert Michael Pyle will share stories from The Tangled Bank: Writings from Orion at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In the book, Pylle will share his "meticulous observations of the fascinating details of the living earth." Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Lynden Choral Society’s Messiah: The Lynden Choral Society and the Starry Night Chamber Orchestra join forces to present Handel’s “Messiah” at 7pm Friday and 3pm Saturday at Lynden’s First Christian Reformed Church, 1010 Front St. Suggested minimum donation is $5 per child, $10 per adult or $25 per family. Funds raised benefit Bellingham’s Lighthouse Mission. 410-8537
    7:00pm
  • Noel: The Celtic and classic ensemble known as Noel presents “The Joy of Christmas in Concert” at 7:30pm at Lynden’s Third Christian Reformed Church, 514 Liberty St. Tickets to see the annual concert—which features everything from medieval dress to harps, strings, flutes, percussion and poetry—are $10-$15. 354-1570 or http://www.noelharp.com
    7:30pm
  • Jazz Ensembles: Western Washington University’s Jazz Orchestra, Western Big Band, Western Jazz Combo, and Faculty Jazz Collective present their Fall Concert at 8pm at the school’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-3130
    8:00pm

Saturday, December 8, 2012 (45 events)

  • Winter Book Sale: Find books and media for all ages at a Winter Book Sale happening from 10am-6pm Wed.-Fri. and 10am-3pm Sat. at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. P.S. Books get cheaper by the day. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    10:00am
  • 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
  • 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
  • Seven Heavenly Virtues: New works by area playwrights 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. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • The Monologue Project VII: Western Washington University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents “The Monologue Project VII” in conjunction with Fairhaven Middle School at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. This year’s production features nearly 50 never-before-seen original monologues containing a variety of topics, characters, and writing styles. Tickets are $5-$8. 650-7320
    7:30pm
  • Cheaper by the Dozen: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents the classic comedy known as Cheaper by the Dozen 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
  • The Pajama Game: Dance and merriment among the workers at the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory can be seen when The Pajama Game shows for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Cantabile Christmas: “On a Cold Winter’s Night” will be the theme of Cantabile of Skagit Valley’s concert at 7:30pm Friday at the Anacortes Christian Church and 7:30pm Saturday at Mount Vernon’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 415 S. 18th St. Admission is by donation at the door. http://www.cantabileofskagitvalley.org
    7:30pm
  • High School Holiday Songs: The Mount Baker High School Choir presents “Holiday Songs We Love to Sing,” an evening of holiday story and song, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the school’s headquarters in Deming. Cost is $5 and includes coffee and dessert. 383-2033
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Lighted Boat Parade: The Bellingham Yacht Club's annual Lighted Boat Parade happens at 6pm Friday and Saturday in Bellingham Bay. Spectators are welcome to come watch the magic from shore. Contact the club if you want to add your watercraft to the procession. http://www.byc.org
    6:00pm
  • 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
  • The Nutcracker: Bellingham’s Northwest Ballet Theater kicks off the seasonal Nutcracker insanity with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Lynden Christian High School, 515 Drayton St. Tickets are $15-$30, and additional showings happen Dec. 14-16 at the Mount Baker Theatre and Dec. 22-23 at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. http://www.northwestballet.org
    7:30pm
  • A Christmas Carol: The Northwest Washington Theatre Group presents showings of A Christmas Carol: The Musical at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the musical version of the Dickens classic are $15-$24. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Theatresports: Watch improvisers give a seasonal take on classic games at “Holiday Theatresports” shows at 8pm and 10pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $8-$10 and additional showings happen through Dec. 22. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • The Nutcracker: The Skagit Valley Academy of Dance presents the classic ballet, The Nutcracker, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $20-$37. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • How the Slug Stole Solstice: Watch Sally the giant banana slug travel through a dark forest to bring back the sun when How the Slug Stole Solstice shows at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Children's Theatre, 1412 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $12 and additional showings happen Dec. 14-16 and Dec. 21. http://www.bellinghamchildrenstheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Holiday 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. The event also happens Dec. 14-16. http://www.artsandcraftsnorthwest.com
    10:00am
  • Scrooge, the Musical: Watch a timeless tale for all ages at showings of Scrooge, the Musical! 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 additional showings happen Dec. 14-16. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Holiday Port Festival: A gingerbread house competition and display, free performances by local choirs, bands and dancers, fire truck and horse-drawn wagon rides, art activities for kids, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus and more will be part of the 22nd annual Holiday Port Festival from 12-8pm Friday, 11am-6pm Saturday, and 11am-5pm Sunday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is free. http://www.portofbellingham.com
    12:00pm
  • Holiday Glass Sale: Glassblowing demos, refreshments, class info and works to peruse and purchase will be part on an annual Holiday Sale from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Glass Mountain Studios, 927 Yew St. 733-3497
    10:00am
  • Breakfast With Santa: Bring the grandkids—and your camera—to a “Breakfast with Santa” gathering from 8-11am at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Breakfast is $3.50-$5, and pictures with the guy in red are $5. 733-2900
    8:00am
  • Fairhaven Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:30am
  • Jingle Bell Run: Dress in festive holiday gear for the Arthritis Foundation’s 25th annual “Jingle Bell Run/Walk” starting at 8:30am at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Entry is $30-$40, plus participants are encouraged to raise additional funds. http://www.bellinghamjinglebellrun.org
    8:30am
  • Mushroom Primer: Alex Winstead of Cascadia Mushrooms leads a “Grow Your Own Mushrooms” course at 10am at Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd. At 12pm, he’ll helm a “Create Your Own Shitake Mushroom Log” workshop, where he’ll help you create your own log to take home. Entry is free to the first workshop, $25 for the second. Please register in advance. http://www.bakerviewnursery.com
    10:00am
  • Community Meal: All are welcome at the bimonthly Community Meal happening from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Entry is free. 384-1422
    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
  • Make Your Own Gingerbread House: Kathleen Bander leads a “Make Your Own Gingerbread House” course from 10am-3pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. All materials will be provided, although you can bring special candies to decorate your house, which will be completed by the end of class. Cost is $35 plus $20 for additional family members. 383-3200
    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. 15. http://www.lummigatewaycenter.com
    10:00am
  • Artisans Showcase and Holiday Sale: An Artisans Showcase and Holiday Sale takes place from 11am-5pm at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The holiday showcase features works from local and regional artists, demos, complimentary gift-wrapping and holiday musical performances. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    11:00am
  • Handwoven Rug Sale: A Handwoven Rug Sale occurs from 11am-5pm at Lark Textile Design, 720 Sunset Pond Lane #2. The rugs are made of quality materials in the Bellingham studio. http://www.larktextile.com
    11:00am
  • John Walton Magic Show: Performances of the annual “John Walton Magic Show” happen at 12pm and 3pm at the Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Expect magic, humor and a variety of ticket giveaways to upcoming MBT shows. Tickets care $5. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    12:00pm
  • Barrel Tasting: Sample current wines from barrels at a “Grand Barrel Tasting” from 12-6pm at Vartanyan Estate Winery, 1628 Huntley Rd. Tasting fee is $5 per person, refundable with the purchase of wine. http://www.vewinery.com
    12:00pm
  • Homes and Holidays: Attend Bethany Christian Services’ annual “Homes for the Holidays Tour” from 1-5pm at four beautifully decorated homes in the Lynden, Ferndale, and Custer area. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at various locales. http://www.bethany.org/Bellingham
    1:00pm
  • Greta Matassa: Seattle jazz songstress Greta Matassa and jazz tap dancer Jovon Miller perform at today’s “World of Jazz Builds a Library” concert and fundraiser from 3-6pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, Gate 2. Tickets are $20. 306-1800
    3:00pm
  • Shop and Sip: Distillery tours, tastings, live Christmas music, food and drink specials and an indoor light show will be part of a “Shop and Sip” cocktail party from 4-9pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. You can also stock up on holiday drinks, goodies and shop for unique gifts. Entry is free. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    4:00pm
  • Dickens of a Holiday: Music, wassail, food and merriment will be part of “A Dickens of a Holiday” gathering from 5-8pm on Lummi Island in the Noble Barn at the Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. An auction will also be taking place to raise funds for the library remodeling project. 758-7145
    5:00pm
  • Silk Road Showcase: Reps from the Portico Dance Co., the Mahala Dancers, and a variety of individual dancers and student ensembles will perform at a “Silk Road Showcase” at 6pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. Admission is $7. http://www.bellinghambellydance.com
    6:00pm
  • Happy Guide: Local author Noble Smith shares ideas from his book The Wisdom of the Shire: A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life at 7pm at the Book Fare Café located inside Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book sheds light on the life-changing ideas tucked away inside J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novels. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance Workshop: Come play in the band, call some dances and, of course, dance at tonight’s Open Band Night Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Entry is $5-$8. The event is fragrance-free, and attendees are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Bellingham Scottish Country Dancers will host a Scottish Country Dance Social at 7:30pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. All dances will be walked through. Admission is $7-$10. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm
  • Kulshan Chorus: The multi-generational, cross-cultural ensemble known as the Kulshan Chorus will be joined by Hot Club Sandwich for a “Hot Gypsy Jazz” performance at 7:30pm at the auditorium at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets to hear American and French jazz classics at their best are $7-$16. http://www.kulshanchorus.org or www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Whatcom Chorale’s Messiah: Whatcom Chorale and Whatcom Chorale Sinfonia will offer up performances of Handel’s “Messiah” at 7:30pm Saturday and 3pm Sunday at Bellingham’s First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $5-$20. http://www.whatcomchorale.org
    7:30pm
  • Tango by the Bay: Tocato Tango will provide the music at the monthly “Tango by the Bay” from 8-11pm at the Squalicum Yacht Club, 2633 S. Harbor Loop Dr. All are welcome, including singles and beginners. Entry is $7-$10. 734-5676 or http://www.bellinghamusadance.com
    8:00pm

 

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