Week of Sunday, December 9, 2012
(122 events)

Sunday, December 9, 2012 (24 events)

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 and more will be available at the monthly Pancake Breakfast happening from 8am-12pm at Blaine’s Haynie Grange, 3344 Haynie Rd. Entry is $3 for kids and $5 for adults. 366-5623
    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
  • Skagit Christmas: As part of a “Skagit Christmas” series, listen to holiday music by local pianist Ruth Ann Burley from 1-3pm at La Conner’s Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th St. Entry is $3-$4. http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    1:00pm
  • Pickett House Tour: Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington will offer tours from 1-4pm at the Pickett House, 910 Bancroft St. The oldest documented wooden structure in Washington state will be decorated from the holidays. Entry is by donation. http://www.wapioneerdaughters.org
    1:00pm
  • What the Chelm: Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish, and Klezmer songs of celebration can be heard when What the Chelm presents its annual Chanukah Concert at 2pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    2:00pm
  • Jon Mutchler: Holiday music featuring everything from jazz to classical and new age can be heard when area performer Jon Mutchler does his thing at 2pm at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. 332-6613
    2:00pm
  • Bellewood Music: As part of a month of seasonal events, the Bellingham High School Choir will present a Christmas Concert fundraiser at 2pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Entry is by donation; BelleWood will match all donations to help the choir get to New York City. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    2:00pm
  • Silver Tea: Cookies and tea, decorated tables, music for mingling and crafts for kids will be part of today’s annual “Silver Tea” from 2-6pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Entry is free. 966-5100
    2:00pm
  • Red Stocking Tea: ttend the annual “Red Stocking Tea” from 2:30-4:30pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Enjoy tea, hot cocoa, tasty treats, music and a glowing fireplace. Entry is by donation. Please RSVP in advance. 734-4820 or http://www.ywcabellingham.org
    2:30pm
  • Ish River Poets’ Circle: Jane Allyn, Nancy Pagh, J.I. Kleinberg, and Bob Rose will be the featured poets at today’s Ish River Poets’ Circle at 3pm at the La Conner Civic Garden Club, 622 S. Second St. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.robertsundpoetshouse.org
    3:00pm
  • Democratic Party: All are welcome at the Whatcom Democrats Holiday Party starting at 5pm at the Bellingham Elks Lodge #194, 710 Samish Way. Ham and turkey will be provided, and attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. Dessert contributions are also needed for a fundraising Dessert Dash. Entry is $15. http://www.whatcomdemocrats.com
    5:00pm

Monday, December 10, 2012 (5 events)

  • Legacy Auditions: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild will hold auditions for upcoming performances of The Legacy at 7pm Monday and Tuesday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Blaine Book Group: Discus Craig Joseph Danner’s Fires of Edgarville when the Blaine Monday Book Group meets from 6-8pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. All are welcome. 332-8146
    6:00pm
  • Red Wheelbarrow Writers: Hear short excerpts from the chapters of the collective novel, No Rest for the Wicked, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The Red Wheelbarrow Writers tome was written by one writer each day during the month of November. http://www.redwheelbarrowwriters.com
    7:00pm
  • Jazz History: The public is invited to the Whatcom County Historical Society’s hosting of a talk and presentation with Milt Krieger, retired WWU faculty member and “wannabe” musician, when he talks about his book The Less Subdued Excitement: A Jazz History of Bellingham and Whatcom County, at 7:30pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:30pm
  • The Cave Singers: The Cave Singers perform at 8pm at Cheese Meat(s) Beer, 250 Flora St. (inside Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building). Tickets are $15 and advance purchase is advised. http://www.cheesemeatsbeer.com
    8:00pm

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 (7 events)

  • Legacy Auditions: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild will hold auditions for upcoming performances of The Legacy at 7pm Monday and Tuesday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Tea Tasting: Certified Ayurvedic practitioner Juliet Jivanti leads a Tea Tasting focusing on Ayurvedic teas from 12-1pm at the Ayurvedic Health Center & Wellness Shop, 203 W. Holly St. Jivanti will also discuss the ancient health benefits of each of the teas that will be sampled. Entry is by donation. http://www.ayurvedichealthcenter.com
    12:00pm
  • Adult Story Time: “A Holiday Tale” will be the focus of an Adult Story Time gathering at 1pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. The discussion will focus on Charles’ Dickens A Christmas Carol. 778-7220
    1:00pm
  • Waxing Basics: Learn more about structure, major and minor repair and stone grinding at a “Ski/Snowboard Waxing Basics” clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free workshop. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • 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
  • Nature of Writing Series: As part of the “Nature of Writing” series, journalist, author and history writer David B. Williams will share ideas and passages from his collection of stories, Cairns: Messengers in Stone, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 (13 events)

  • 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
  • Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theatre: The monthly Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater Open Mic meets at 7pm at the café at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. All are welcome to come read from their works. 734-2776
    7:00am
  • Wednesday Book Group: Kyong-suk Sin’s Please Look After Mom will be the focus of the Blaine Wednesday Book Group’s monthly meeting from 11am-1pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. All are welcome. 332-8146
    11:00am
  • 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
  • Avalanche Awareness: Reps from the American Alpine Institute will lead an “Avalanche Awareness” presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. The session will introduce and explain why avalanches occur and provide a basic approach to managing risk in the backcountry. Register in advance for the free event. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    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
  • Art Talk: Photographers Mike and Kim Gardner will discuss their techniques and inspirations at an informal Art Talk at 7pm at Chuckanut Brewery, 601 W. Holly St. Their works are currently on display there. http://www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com
    7:00pm
  • Gluten-Free Baking: Savory cheese straws, dinner rolls, apple-cinnamon pie and candy cane cookies will be among the menu items discussed when Seattle author Jeanne Sauvage shares tips from her book, Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Voices of Chronic Pain: Storytelling, poetry, dance and music will all make appearances at tonight’s “Voices of Chronic Pain: An Evening of Tribulation and Triumph” at 7pm at the YWCA, 1026 N. Forest St. Nancy Welch, Meggan Sheble, and Matthew Brouwer will share their tales through performance. Entry is by donation; funds raised will benefit Kintsugi, a creative writing circle for people suffering from chronic medical conditions. (360) 510-9686
    7:00pm
  • Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater: The monthly Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater Open Mic meets at 7pm at the café at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. All are welcome to come read from their works. 734-2776
    7:00pm
  • Intro to Improv: Sheila Goldsmith helms an “Awaken the Spontaneity” workshop from 7-9pm at Improv Playworks, 302 W. Illinois St. The free class is suitable for both teens and adults. Please register in advance. 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.com
    7:00pm
  • Grinch Skate: Join the Bellingham Roller Betties for a “Grinch Skate” from 7-9pm at Lynden Skateway, 421 Judson St. Come meet your favorite Bettie, meet one for the first time, ask questions about derby and play games. Entry is free and open to all ages. http://www.bellinghamrollerbetties.com
    7:00pm
  • NW Youth Services Improv Fundraiser: Help out Northwest Youth Services at a fundraising Improv Show at 8pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $15; funds raised benefit the nonprofit’s Positive Adolescent Development Program. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Thursday, December 13, 2012 (15 events)

  • 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
  • Lasso the Moon: Solomon Olmstead presents his new one-man show, Lasso the Moon, at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The performance focuses on insights gleaned from the “greatest film ever made,” It’s a Wonderful Life. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen Dec. 20-22. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • A Year with Frog and Toad: The Neighborhood Playhouse presents a musical version of A Year With Frog and Toad at 7pm Thursday, 10am and 7pm Friday, and 2pm and 5pm Saturday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to see the young performers are $8-$12; Thursday’s show is pay-what-you-can. http://www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net
    7:00pm
  • Cheaper by the Dozen: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents the classic comedy known as Cheaper by the Dozen for the final weekend at 7:30pm performances Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12 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
  • Songs and Stories: The Whatcom Guild presents “Stories and Songs for the Holidays” at 9:30am at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. In addition to stories by Barbara Cragey, there’ll be music by Linda Short and Bellingham High School’s Showstoppers. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    9:30am
  • Art Walk Open House: Works by 17 community artists affiliated with the Whatcom Art Guild will be on display at an Art Walk Open House from 5-7pm at the new Bellwether Gate Buildings, 21 Bellwether Way. Guild artists will be on hand to give tours. http://www.whatcomartguild.org
    5:00pm
  • Collecting Christmas: Members of the Skagit Reliques #1407 Chapter of the Questers will lead a “Collecting Christmas” presentation from 6-8pm at La Conner’s Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. Fourth St. The event will include the sharing of vintage Christmas decorations, info on how to find treasures, how to determine value and how to enjoy your collections. http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    6:00pm
  • Vinyl Cafe: Canadian storyteller Stuart McLean’s “Vinyl Café Christmas Show” begins at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The event will include two brand-new Dave & Morley stories as well as Christmas music by the Vinylettes and Vancouver singer-songwriter Reid Jamieson. Tickets are $35-$50. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.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
  • Educational Snow Forum: Join the Nooksack Nordic Ski Club and the Mount Baker Club for a winter-related Community Educational Forum at 7:30pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. The event will give snowshoers and cross-country skiers tips on winter safety, trail maneuvering and trail etiquette, as well as provide tips on where to enjoy the sports. Entry is free. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    7:30pm
  • North Sound Community Orhcestra: The North Sound Community Orchestra offers up its Winter Concert at 7:30pm at Shuksan Middle School, 2717 Alderwood Ave. Entry is free; donations will be accepted. 738-1823
    7:30pm
  • History Open Mic: All are welcome to join the Whatcom County Historical Society’s annual History Holiday Open Mic from 7:30-9pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    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 14, 2012 (22 events)

  • 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
  • Lasso the Moon: Solomon Olmstead presents his new one-man show, Lasso the Moon, at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The performance focuses on insights gleaned from the “greatest film ever made,” It’s a Wonderful Life. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen Dec. 20-22. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • A Year with Frog and Toad: The Neighborhood Playhouse presents a musical version of A Year With Frog and Toad at 7pm Thursday, 10am and 7pm Friday, and 2pm and 5pm Saturday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to see the young performers are $8-$12; Thursday’s show is pay-what-you-can. http://www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net
    7:00pm
  • Cheaper by the Dozen: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents the classic comedy known as Cheaper by the Dozen for the final weekend at 7:30pm performances Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12 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
  • 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. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Theatresports: Watch teams of improvisers give a seasonal take on classic and new games at competitive “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
  • 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
  • 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 an additional showing happens on the winter solstice (Dec. 21). http://www.bellinghamchildrenstheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • The Nutcracker: Bellingham’s Northwest Ballet Theater presents its seasonal performances of The Nutcracker at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $15-$24, and additional showings happen Dec. 22-23 at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com or www.northwestballet.org
    7:30pm
  • Saving Christmas Town: The Dance Studio presents a new original dance production, Saving Christmas Town, at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The story focuses on ominous characters from Oogie Boogie Land who attempt to capture Santa’s Joyful and Bright Christmas Town, only to find they may be changed themselves. Tickets are $12. http://www.thedancestudio.net
    7:00pm
  • Arts and Crafts 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. http://www.artsandcraftsnorthwest.com
    10:00am
  • Eagle Events: From 10am-4pm every Friday through Sunday through January, visit the Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center at Howard Miller Steelhead Park in Rockport. Guided walks will start at 11am and speakers will be feature at 1pm (unless otherwise noted). There will also be plenty of eagle-viewing information, educational displays, trained staff and more. http://www.skagiteagle.org
    11:00am
  • Visits with Santa: Honeycrisp Kringle hits its pinnacle with visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus from 12-3pm Friday through Sunday at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Take pictures with your own camera or have a BelleWood staff member capture the memory. http://www.bellewoodfarms.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
  • New Gallery Celebration: Western Washington University will celebrate the opening of its three new PAC Galleries with a ribbon cutting and a brief program honoring donor Virginia Wright—whose financial gift made the renovation possible—at 4:15pm at the school’s Performing Arts Center. The new PAC Galleries highlight approximately 75 works of the 208 acquired in 2010 from the joint gift of the Safeco Insurance Co. and the Washington Arts Consortium. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-6825
    4:15pm
  • Cellar Party: Attend the Whatcom Humane Society’s fundraising “Instant Wine Cellar Party & Raffle” from 6:30-9:30pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $75 plus a bottle of wine valued at $25 or more, and include locally prepared appetizers, live music, wine tastings and entry to the wine cellar raffle. 733-2080 or http://www.whatcomhumane.org
    6:30pm
  • Left Coast Roast: Hanna Neuschwander, author of Left Coast Roast: A Guide to the Best Coffee & Roasters from San Francisco to Seattle, will be joined by Maniac Roasting’s Alexarc Mastema and Onyx Coffee Bar’s Edwin Martinex for a discussion about where coffee comes from, how it’s roasted and the role that roasters and producers play at a free gathering at 7pm at the Book Fare Café inside Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Memories of a Mariner: Vaughn Sherman shares tales from Sea Travels: Memories of a 20th Century Master Mariner at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book tracks two generations of the Christensen family—from Puget Sound’s pioneer days, to the Alaskan Gold Rush and onto the world’s open oceans. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Coal Terminal Forum: “What Are You Willing to Breathe?” will be the subject of a Coal Terminal Health Impacts Forum at 7pm at St. Luke’s Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. This is the second in the series of EIS impact forums, and is focused on the public health impacts of the proposed Cherry Point coal terminal. 303-1660 or http://www.re-sources.org
    7:00pm
  • Firehouse Piano Series: Ben Rosenblatt and Madeline Slettedahl will perform as part of WWU Department of Music’s Firehouse Piano Series at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 general. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Symphony’s Holiday Concert: Harpist Bronn Journey and soprano Katherine Journey will be featured performers when the Skagit Symphony presents its annual Holiday Concert at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$40. http://www.mcintryehall.org
    7:30pm

Saturday, December 15, 2012 (40 events)

  • 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
  • Lasso the Moon: Solomon Olmstead presents his new one-man show, Lasso the Moon, at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The performance focuses on insights gleaned from the “greatest film ever made,” It’s a Wonderful Life. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen Dec. 20-22. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • A Year with Frog and Toad: The Neighborhood Playhouse presents a musical version of A Year With Frog and Toad at 7pm Thursday, 10am and 7pm Friday, and 2pm and 5pm Saturday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to see the young performers are $8-$12; Thursday’s show is pay-what-you-can. http://www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net
    7:00pm
  • Cheaper by the Dozen: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents the classic comedy known as Cheaper by the Dozen for the final weekend at 7:30pm performances Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12 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
  • 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. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Theatresports: Watch teams of improvisers give a seasonal take on classic and new games at competitive “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
  • 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
  • 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 an additional showing happens on the winter solstice (Dec. 21). http://www.bellinghamchildrenstheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • The Nutcracker: Bellingham’s Northwest Ballet Theater presents its seasonal performances of The Nutcracker at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $15-$24, and additional showings happen Dec. 22-23 at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com or www.northwestballet.org
    7:30pm
  • Saving Christmas Town: The Dance Studio presents a new original dance production, Saving Christmas Town, at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The story focuses on ominous characters from Oogie Boogie Land who attempt to capture Santa’s Joyful and Bright Christmas Town, only to find they may be changed themselves. Tickets are $12. http://www.thedancestudio.net
    7:00pm
  • Arts and Crafts 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. http://www.artsandcraftsnorthwest.com
    10:00am
  • Eagle Events: From 10am-4pm every Friday through Sunday through January, visit the Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center at Howard Miller Steelhead Park in Rockport. Guided walks will start at 11am and speakers will be feature at 1pm (unless otherwise noted). There will also be plenty of eagle-viewing information, educational displays, trained staff and more. http://www.skagiteagle.org
    11:00am
  • Screenwriting Intensive: Former Bellinghamster Raven Burnett—a recent graduate of the Masters in Screenwriting program at Columbia University—leads a “Screenwriting Intensive” from 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Cost is $100. 201-6492 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    12:00pm
  • Holiday Make.Sale: A DIY craft fair dubbed the “Holiday Make.Sale” happens from 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Make.Shift Art Space, 306 Flora St. More than a dozen local crafters will have their works for sale, and there’ll be home-baked treats, music, hot holiday beverages and more. http://www.makeshiftproject.com
    12:00pm
  • Legally Blonde Auditions: Men and women can audition for upcoming performances of Legally Blonde, the Musical from 2-5pm Saturday and 6-8pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. (360) 395-8107 or http://www.acttheatre.com
    2:00pm
  • Swedish Pancake Breakfast: Bellingham Sons of Norway serve “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. http://www.wergelandlodge.com
    8:00am
  • Aviation Photo Show: Attend “A Year in Review: The Aviation Photographers Show & Share” at 9am at Bellingham’s Heritage Flight Museum, 4165 Mitchell Way. Find out the stories behind the best shots and what made them their favorites in 2012. http://www.heritageflight.org
    9:00am
  • Breakfast With Santa: Eat pancakes and take photos with a guy in red at a “Breakfast With Santa” fundraiser from 9-11am at the Bellingham Childcare & Learning Center, 2600 Squalicum Pkwy. Entry is $4-$6 for breakfast. Photos will be available for purchase, or you can bring your own camera. http://www.bellinghamchildcare.com
    9:00am
  • 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
  • Orchids and Bonsai: Gardening guru Chuck McLung leads an “Orchids for the Holidays” workshop at 10am at Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd. At 2pm, George Berkompas helms a “Bonsai Workshop,” which includes your own bonsai. Entry is free to the first class, $35 for the second. Please register in advance. http://www.bakerviewnursery.com
    10:00am
  • Thriller Cross: Cascade Cross hosts the Christmas and/or zombie costume-themed Thriller Cross from 10am-2pm at Civic Field, 1225 Civic Field Way. Cyclocross racers of all ages are invited to participate. Cost is $15-$30, and there’ll be a free 11am Youth Race. http://www.cascadecross.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
  • Photos with Santa: Bring your kids along for a “Photos with Santa” event from 10am-3pm at the Leopold, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Donations will be accepted and instructions on how to download the free photos will be available at the event. 733-3500
    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. http://www.lummigatewaycenter.com
    10:00am
  • Writers in the Limelight: As part of the “Writers in the Limelight” series, attend an on-screen talk and interview with Lone Wolf author Jodi Picoult at noon at the Pickford Film Center’s Limelight Cinema, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Village Books will host a discussion following the film. http://www.villagebooks.com or www.pickfordfilmcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Photos with Santa: Photographer Mark Turner will be front and center for a “Photos with Santa” gathering from 12-4pm at Hoagland Pharmacy, 2330 Yew St. Portraits begin at $20. http://www.turnerphotographics.com
    12:00pm
  • Fly Day: Get an up-close look at vintage aircraft in action at the monthly Fly Day from 12-4pm at the Heritage Flight Museum, 4165 Mitchell Way. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.heritageflight.org
    12:00pm
  • Fidalgo Youth Symphony: The Fidalgo Youth Symphony presents a Christmas Concert at 1pm at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$15. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    1:00pm
  • Art Talk: Joyce Prigot, a local artist being shown in the multi-artist “Contemporary Representational Painting” exhibit, will talk about the history of representational painting and how each artist in the show fits into this genre at 1pm at Allied Arts, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Entry is free. http://www.alliedarts.org
    1:00pm
  • David Lanz Holiday Concert: Grammy-nominated pianist David Lanz performs at his fifth annual Holiday Concert at 3pm and 7:30pm at the Amadeus Project, 1209 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $15-$20 in advance or $20-$25 at the door. Funds raised benefit the Pickford Film Center and Sustainable Connections. http://www.davidlanz.com
    3:00pm
  • Geoffrey Castle’s Celtic Christmas: The third annual “Geoffrey Castle’s Celtic Christmas” community celebration can be seen at 4pm (children’s matinee) and 7pm (all-ages) at the Port of Anacortes Transit Event Shed. The performance includes contributions by the Celtic dance and song trio the Gothard Sisters and Mac McDonald as Santa Claus. Entry is by donation. Gold Circle reserved seating is $25. http://www.portofanacortes.com
    4:00pm
  • Holiday Magic: Day-to-Day Dance and Whatcom Fitness present a “Holiday Magic” benefit show at 7pm at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. Expect new choreography and many seasonal surprises. Tickets will be $3-$8 at the door; proceeds will benefit the Blaine Fine Arts Association. 920-2964
    7:00pm
  • Upcycled Fashion Show: A Christmas Upcycled Fashion Runway Show and Ball fundraiser begins at 7pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. Local designers will display their unique and chic lines of recycled and upcycled clothing, and there’ll be dance performances, live music, ballroom dancing and art vendors aplenty. Cost is $12-$15; funds raised benefit Lighthouse Mission Ministries. http://www.thelighthousemission.org
    7:00pm
  • Holiday Ball: The Sonja Lee Band will provide live music at USA Dance Bellingham’s Holiday Ball from 7-10pm at the Blue Moon Ballroom, 1213 Cornwall Ave. Entry is $7-$10. Formal wear is encouraged, but not necessary. Singles are welcome. http://www.bellinghamusadance.com
    7:00pm
  • Borealis Brass: The University of Alaska’s Borealis Brass performs a holiday performance at 7:30pm at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Tickets to see the renowned classical music ensemble are $15. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Valley Chorale: “Heralding Christmas” will be the theme of the Skagit Valley Chorale’s seasonal concerts at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $16-$25. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Great Love Christmas Concert: Native American violin virtuoso and storyteller Swil Kanim will be featured when the Great Love band presents a Christmas Concert at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Kanim will be joined by cellist Korbin Keep, flutist Holly Burke, and vocalists Wayne Kealohi Powell and Patti Miller. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. (808) 431-4549 or http://www.firehouseperformingartscenter.com
    7:30pm
  • Vaudevillingham: The monthly anything-goes variety show known as Vaudevillingham can be seen at 8pm and 10pm at the new headquarters of the Bellingham Circus Guild, 1401 6th St., suite #102 (just up the street from the train station in Fairhaven. Suggested donation to see the circus acts and other local performers is $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    8:00pm
  • Tango Dance: Argentine tango music and dancing will be highlighted when Tango Popolare hosts its monthly dance from 8-11:30pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. Entry is $7-$10, and no partner or experience is necessary. 708-8076
    8:00pm

 

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