Week of Sunday, February 10, 2013
(105 events)

Sunday, February 10, 2013 (18 events)

  • Teen Poetry Contest: Whatcom County teens grades 6 to 12 are invited to enter original poems in the WCLS Teen Poetry Contest through February 14. Winning poets will have their poems published in the Forest of Words 2013 Poetry Anthology, and will also receive a copy. 592-2422
    12:00am
  • Quilters: Learn more about life on the American frontier—and womanhood—when Quilters shows at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to see the musical—which is presented in a series of short stories, songs and dances—are $8-$12. 733-1811 or http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Steel Magnolias: Head to Louisiana to view the comedic Southern drama, Steel Magnolias, at 7:30m Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat., and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Feb. 16. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Arms and the Man: The Alger Lookout Thespian Association presents George Bernard Shaw’s satiric comedy, Arms and the Man, at 7pm Friday and Saturday and 2:30pm Sunday at the Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. Tickets are $12-$14. http://www.altatheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor: Megan Chenovick and Marchus Shelton will sing the lead roles in Skagit Opera’s fully staged performances of Gaetano Donizetti’s epic Scottish romance, Lucia di Lammermoor, at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $15-$59 and additional showings happen Feb. 15 and 17. http://www.mcintyrehall.org or www.skagitopera.org
    7:30pm
  • Legendary Banked Slalom: The Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom happens from Friday through Sunday at the Mt. Baker Ski Area. Come cheer on contestants and take part in the festivities following the races. http://www.mtbaker.us
    12:00am
  • Camera Acting Class: A “Camera Acting with Sean Cook: Basic Techniques” class happens from 4-7pm Saturday and Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Students will have the opportunity to see their work and other students as they are directed for both still and hand-held shots. Cost is $75. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    4:00pm
  • Bellingham Youth Jazz Band: The Bellingham Youth Jazz Band will perform at a benefit swing dance from 7-9pm Saturday at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center (315 Halleck St.), and at 2pm Sunday at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall (121 Prospect St.). Entry to both shows is by donation. 676-5750
    7:00pm
  • Edison Bird Festival: The second annual Edison Bird Festival—which focuses on the “art, conservation and fascination” of birds—kicks off with a Chicken Parade at 10am Saturday starting at the Old Edison Inn. The event, which continues through 5:30pm Sunday, includes avian art-making, decoy carving demos, live raptor presentations, talks with bird experts, an art opening, guided bird excursions with the North Cascades Institute and a closing dinner celebration. Most events are free. http://www.edisonbirdfestival.com
    10:30am
  • 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
  • Stimpson Nature Preserve Hike: Hook up with members of the Mount Baker Club for a hike through the Stimpson Nature Preserve’s old-growth forest today. Meet at 10am at Sunnyland Elementary to carpool. 715-3091 or http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    10:00am
  • Bill Evans: Learn more about an instrument’s storied history when performer Bill Evans presents “The Banjo in America” at 2pm at Nancy’s Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Evans’ musical examples will range from the 1700s to the present day on a variety of vintage instruments. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.nancysfarm.com
    2:00pm
  • Sweet Treats Concert: The 40-plus performers of Valley Voices and the Blend will perform at a “Sweet Treats” concert at 2pm at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Tickets are $10 and include delicious sweet refreshments. 332-8040
    2:00pm
  • Islands and War: Imagine what life was like on Lummi Island during the time of the events of Snow Falling on Cedars at an “Island Life and World War II” presentation at 2pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. Stories and photos will be part of the free happening. 758-7145
    2:00pm
  • It’s All American! Concert: Pianists Cassandra Carr, John Mutchler, Arthur Barnes, Victoria Ebel-Sabo, and Dan Sabo, with special guest Tim Fitzpatrick, will perform at an “It’s All American!” concert at 3pm at the Amadeus Project, 1209 Cornwall Ave. The show will feature works by Copland, Bernstein, Bolcom and others. Tickets are $5-$15. 671-6104 or http://www.bellinghamhouseconcerts.com
    3:00pm
  • Celebration of Winter Biking: EverybodyBike will host a “Love Your Ride: Celebration of Winter Bicycling” gathering from 4-7pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. The “Bike Valentine Party”—which is meant to say “thanks!” for bicycling through the winter months, will include a lighted bike parade, free massages and snacks, a bicycle fashion show, delicious treats, a raffle and more. Entry is free. http://www.everybodybike.com
    4:00pm
  • Jim Malcolm: Enjoy an intimate evening of Scottish songs from Jim Malcolm, a notable Scottish singer and songwriter, at 7pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Tickets are $15. 319-9004 or http://www.jimmalcolm.com
    7:00pm

Monday, February 11, 2013 (3 events)

  • Seven Summits Presentation: Local alpine climber Dave Mauro leads a free “Quest for 7 Summits” presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. You’ll hear stories and see photos from his six recent summits on peaks across the globe, and learn more about his preparations for the seventh. Register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Blaine Book Group: Discuss Ivan Doig’s The Sea Runners at the Blaine Monday Book Group meeting from 6-8pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. All adults are welcome. 332-8146
    6:00pm
  • Italian Cooking Course: Chef Peter Belknap helms a “From Italy with Love” course from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First St. In addition to learning more about food from the amore capital of the world, the lights will be dimmed and the wine chilled. Cost is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 (10 events)

  • Northwest Slavery Discussion: As part of Humanities Washington’s Speaker Series, storyteller Eva Abram will share “Slavery in the Northwest: The Charles Mitchell Story” at noon at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. 778-7236
    12:00pm
  • Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 255-7166 or 647-0910
    12:00pm
  • Teen Valentine Party: Area youth can congregate for a Teen Valentine Party from 3-5pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Treats, music and valentine making will be part of the festive fun. Entry is free and open to those in grades 6 to 12. 592-2422
    3:00pm
  • Valentines Run: Registration for “Streetlight Run for Valentines” starts at 5:45pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. Wear red if you have a Valentine, green if you’re looking for one and yellow if you’re just there for the exercise. Prizes and surprises will be part of the fun. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    5:45pm
  • Avalanche Awareness: cott Schell from the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center leads an “Avalanche Awareness” clinic from 6-7:30pm at REI, 400 36th St. The session introduces and explains where and why avalanches occur and provide a basic approach to managing risk in the back country. Entry is free; register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Alley Art and Parade: Celebrate Mardi Gras and view new art by Michael Tolleson, Michellino, and Gordana Curgus from 6-9pm at Valerie’s Gallerie, 220 E. Maple St. (in the alley). Patrons can then take part in “La Ruelle de la Sainte-Parade” (The Alley Saint Parade), where you’ll hit the streets with beaded revelers. Entry is free. 389-0308
    6:00pm
  • Mexican Kitchen: Enjoy authentic stews from Guadalajara, the Yucatan, and Mexico City when Ana Jackson focuses on “Mexican Kitchen: Crockpot a la Mexicana” from 6-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Fat Tuesday Class: Mataio Gillis and Shawn Warner helm a “Fat Tuesday” hands-on course at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Fried oyster po’boys, gumbo, Creole shrimp and grits and beignets with honey will be on the menu. Entry is $48. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • Rick Steves Presentation: Travel guru and Europe Through the Back Door author Rick Steves leads a talk and slideshow at 7pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Hear his tips on getting the most out of every mile, minute and euro on your next trip. Tickets are $5; funds raised will benefit the school’s PTSA. 671-2626 or http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Winter Choir Concert: Western Washington University’s combine choirs will present a “Winter Concert” at 8pm at the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-3130
    8:00pm

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 (11 events)

  • Winterstomp Poetry Contest: WinterStomp, a biannual festival celebrating poetry, music and farming in the Northwest, is hosting a poetry contest during the month of February. Anyone residing in northwestern Washington is eligible to enter through Feb. 28. http://www.winterstomp.wordpress.com
    12:00am
  • Waterworks Show: Bring your Valentine along to see works by Jaime Ellsworth, Melinda Hannigan, Danielle Dean Palmer, Georgia Gerber, Tom Small, Catherine Skinner, and a variety of jewelry artists from 10am-5pm Wed.-Mon. at Friday’s Harbor’s Waterworks Gallery, 315 Argyle St. Entry is free. http://www.waterworksgallery.com
    12:00am
  • Business Etiquette Dinner: Students looking for ways to connect directly with employers on campus are invited to attend an annual Business Etiquette Dinner from 5-8pm at WWU’s Viking Union Multipurpose Room. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres and networking in addition to a three-course formal dinner. Tickets are available to students for $15. 650-3240
    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
  • 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
  • Waxing Basics: Learn how to take better care of your gear 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
  • Punjabi Feast: Be prepared to eat with your hands and lick your fingers when Robert Fong leads a “Punjabi Feast” course from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Cost is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Northern Limits: Find out more about Caroline Van Hemert and Patrick Farrell's 4,000-mile, road-less, trail-less, human-powered journey from Bellingham to arctic Alaska at a "Northern Limits" presentation at 7pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. Suggested donation is $8; proceeds benefit the Whatcom Land Trust. 650-9470 or http://www.whatcomlandtrust.org
    7:00pm
  • Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater: Read your original writings at the monthly Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater Open Mic at 7pm at the café at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. All styles and topics are welcome. http://www.chuckanutsandstone.blogspot.com
    7:00pm
  • Tess Gallagher and Caleb Barber: Join poets Tess Gallagher and Caleb Barber for a reading of some of the collected works of the late poet and author Raymond Carver at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. (Gallagher was married to Carver when he died in 1988.) Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm

Thursday, February 14, 2013 (21 events)

  • Winterstomp Poetry Contest: WinterStomp, a biannual festival celebrating poetry, music and farming in the Northwest, is hosting a poetry contest during the month of February. Anyone residing in northwestern Washington is eligible to enter through Feb. 28. http://www.winterstomp.wordpress.com
    12:00am
  • Steel Magnolias: Head to Louisiana to view the comedic Southern drama, Steel Magnolias, for the final weekend at 7:30m Thurs. and 8pm Fri.-Sat. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Love Letter to Art: “A Love Letter to Art in Bellingham” will be the focus of a talk with Mayor Kelli Linville at the Whatcom Museum Guild’s monthly gathering and program at 9:30am at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Linville will focus on Bellingham’s love of the arts and the Mayor’s Arts Award. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    9:30am
  • Salish Bounty Opens: Get a closer look at the food traditions of the Salish Peoples of Puget Sound when the “Salish Bounty” traveling exhibit opens today at the Lynden Pioneer Museum, 217 Front St. The exhibit will be on display through June 24. Entry is $4-$7. http://www.lyndenpioneermuseum.com
    10:00am
  • Winter Career Fair: Job seekers looking for ways to connect directly with employers can head to the Winter Career Fair from 11am-3pm at WWU’s Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Students and the general public can meet with hiring managers from a wide range of employers, including private-sector companies, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Entry is free. 650-3240 or http://www.wwu.edu/careers
    11:00am
  • Whatcom Literacy Open House: Find out more about upcoming programs and opportunities at an Open House from 1-3pm at the Whatcom Literacy Council, 2205 Elm St. Bring a friend! http://www.whatcomliteracy.org
    1:00pm
  • Sweetheart Dinner: A special “Valentine’s Sweetheart Dinner” will be available starting at 5pm at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 W. Holly St. Reservations are recommended. http://www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com
    5:00pm
  • Valentines Dinner: Tableside music and a special menu will be part of a Valentine’s Day dinner tonight at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Reservations are recommended. http://www.bbaybrewery.com
    5:00pm
  • Jerri Mercer: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with great music by Jerri Mercer, food and beverages from 5:30-7:30pm in the Piano Lounge at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Bellingham Rising: As part of a global revolution to end violence against women—Eve Ensler’s worldwide campaign, “1 Billion Rising”—attend “Bellingham Rising!” at 7pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The solidarity-building event features a dance with 100 women and girls of all ages, speakers, poets and other performers. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.onebillionrising.org
    7:00pm
  • Singles Soiree: Sign up now for a “St. Valentine’s Day Singles Salsa Soiree” starting at 7pm with speed dating, salsa dancing lessons and dessert at the Blue Horse Gallery followed by a performance with the Yogoman Burning Band and others. All-inclusive tickets are $25 ($20 without the Buffalo show). http://www.revprovideo.com
    7:00pm
  • Engaged to Die: Find out what happens—and whodunit—when a couple dies after a champagne toast to their engagement when the mystery comedy dinner theater offering, Engaged to Die, shows at 7pm at the Silver Reef Casino, 4876 Haxton Way. Tickets are $50 and include dinner. http://www.silverreefcasino.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
  • For You Dance Performance: Harper & I present a “For You” dance performance at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The event features works from a variety of area dances, and flowers and baked goods will be available at the show. Entry is $15. http://www.loveforyou.brownpapertickets.com
    7:30pm
  • Valley Voices: Whatcom County own women’s barbershop chorus, Valley Voices, will perform at a free Valentine’s Day concert at 7:30pm at the Lynden Public Library, 216 4th St. 354-4883
    7:30pm
  • Restoring History: Join the Whatcom County Historical Society for a presentation focused on “Hans Berthusen’s Barn: Restoring a Historic Treasure” at 7:30pm at the Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:30pm
  • Gabriel Iglesias: Comedian Gabriel Iglesias brings his “Stand-up Revolution” tour to Bellingham for an 8pm show at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the performer who’s been described as “witty, electrifying and talented” are $40. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Circus Valentine Show: Expect a variety of circus acts showcasing some of the best talents in the area at the 4th annual Circus Valentine Show starting at 8pm at the Bellingham Circus Guild’s Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Entry is $12 for those 12 and younger and $20 general. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    8:00pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Upfront Valentine’s Shows: Attend improv shows tailored to Valentine’s Day at performances at 8pm and 10pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 for the first show, and $4 for the second. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, February 15, 2013 (15 events)

  • Winterstomp Poetry Contest: WinterStomp, a biannual festival celebrating poetry, music and farming in the Northwest, is hosting a poetry contest during the month of February. Anyone residing in northwestern Washington is eligible to enter through Feb. 28. http://www.winterstomp.wordpress.com
    12:00am
  • Steel Magnolias: Head to Louisiana to view the comedic Southern drama, Steel Magnolias, for the final weekend at 7:30m Thurs. and 8pm Fri.-Sat. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Space Trek: Show up for the “galactically awesome” improvised adventure show, “Space Trek,” at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $8-$10 and additional showings happen through Feb. 23. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Children’s Book Sale: Books, media, teacher items and family/home materials will be on available at a Children’s Book Sale from 10am-6pm Friday and 10am-3pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    10:00am
  • Skagit Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor: Megan Chenovick and Marcus Shelton will sing the lead roles in Skagit Opera’s fully staged performances of Gaetano Donizetti’s epic Scottish romance, Lucia di Lammermoor, at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $15-$59. http://www.mcintyrehall.org or www.skagitopera.org
    7:30pm
  • Bottle Release Party: Attend a post-Valentine’s Day celebration at the first-ever Bottle Release Party from 6-10pm at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Those who attend will be able to taste the first batch of vodka distilled from Bellewood’s Honeycrisp apples. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door, and include two specialty cocktails paired with hors d’oeuvres and dessert, distillery tastings and tours, music, raffles prizes and more. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    6:00am
  • Nature Babies: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for “Nature Babies” excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in February on the Interurban Trail. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Art Club Workshop: Kids ages 5 and over can take part in today’s FIG Art Club Workshop from 1-3pm at Whatcom Museum’s Family Interactive Gallery, 250 Flora St. The workshop offers group and individual hands-on art instruction for its members and those wishing to delve deeper into the creation of art. Entry is $5-$7. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    1:00pm
  • 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
  • Bingo in the Barn: All ages are invited to a “Bingo in the Barn” fundraiser from 6:15-9pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, Gate 2. All proceeds will benefit the South Whatcom Public Library building fund. 306-1800
    6:15pm
  • Family Story Night: Members of the Bellingham Storyteller’s Guild will share “Stories of Love and Kindness” at the monthly Family Story Night at 7pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Entry is free. 778-7188
    7:00pm
  • Mary Daheim: Seattle author Mary Daheim returns to Bellingham to read from her latest Emma Lord mystery, The Alpine Xanadu, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Dances of Universal Peace: The monthly Dances of Universal Peace meets from 7-9pm at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew Street Rd. No previous experience is necessary to take part in the meditative and uplifting group dances, and all are welcome. Entry is by donation. 733-5745
    7:00pm
  • Human Jazz: Learn more about “Human Jazz”—the improvisational, simultaneous playing of the body and voice—when Christian Swenson presents “Dreaming Out Loud with the Body and Voice” at 7:30pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10 for those under 12, and $20 for adults. http://www.humanjazz.com
    7:30pm
  • Vaudevillingham: The Bellingham Circus Guild will host its monthly uncensored variety show, Vaudevillingham, at 8pm and 10pm at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite 102. The fundraiser features members of the Guild and other area performers, and rest assured that if you’ve been before, you’ll never see the same show twice. Suggested donation is $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    8:00pm

Saturday, February 16, 2013 (30 events)

  • Winterstomp Poetry Contest: WinterStomp, a biannual festival celebrating poetry, music and farming in the Northwest, is hosting a poetry contest during the month of February. Anyone residing in northwestern Washington is eligible to enter through Feb. 28. http://www.winterstomp.wordpress.com
    12:00am
  • Steel Magnolias: Head to Louisiana to view the comedic Southern drama, Steel Magnolias, for the final weekend at 7:30m Thurs. and 8pm Fri.-Sat. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Space Trek: Show up for the “galactically awesome” improvised adventure show, “Space Trek,” at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $8-$10 and additional showings happen through Feb. 23. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Children’s Book Sale: Books, media, teacher items and family/home materials will be on available at a Children’s Book Sale from 10am-6pm Friday and 10am-3pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    10:00am
  • Skagit Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor: Megan Chenovick and Marcus Shelton will sing the lead roles in Skagit Opera’s fully staged performances of Gaetano Donizetti’s epic Scottish romance, Lucia di Lammermoor, at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $15-$59. http://www.mcintyrehall.org or www.skagitopera.org
    7:30pm
  • 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
    8:00am
  • Swedish Pancake Breakfast: Bellingham Sons of Norway monthly will host 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
  • Pancake Breakfast: A monthly fundraising Pancake Breakfast happens from 8-11am at the Ferndale Senior Activity Center, 1999 Cherry St. (at Pioneer Park). Entry is $3 for kids and $6 for adults. 384-6244
    8:00am
  • Bird Count Outing: Join the Whatcom Land Trust and the North Cascades Audubon Society to participate in the citizen science effort known as the Great Backyard Bird Count from 9am-1pm at the Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve in Ferndale (on Koehn Rd). Birders of all experience levels are welcome. Bring binoculars and a hearty snack. Entry is free. http://www.whatcomlandtrust.org
    9:00am
  • Celtic Arts Highland Dancing Championship: Come watch or take part in today’s Celtic Arts Highland Dancing Championship taking place from 9am-5pm at Whatcom Community College’s Syre Theater. Championships are the highest level of competition for the elite dance sport where intricate steps are performed to live bagpipe music. Entry is $4-$7. http://www.celticarts.org
    9:00am
  • Mayoral Roundtable: The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County will present “The State of our Small Cities” from 9:30am-12pm in the council chambers of Ferndale City Hall, 5694 Second Ave. The roundtable discussion will feature mayors from Ferndale, Lynden, Blaine, Sumas, Nooksack, and Everson. Mary Dumas will moderate the discussion, and audience questions are encouraged. http://www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Two for the Road Run: The Greater Bellingham Running Club hosts its annual “Two for the Road 5K Road Run” starting at 10am at Whatcom Falls Park. Run solo or with a partner (teams must finish together). Entry is $5. http://www.gbrc.net
    10:00am
  • Fruit Workshops: “Pruning and Maintaining Home Orchard Fruit Trees” will be the focus of a workshop at 10am at Bakeview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd. At 2pm, learn more about “Fruit and Berry Selection.” Please register in advance for the free classes. http://www.bakerviewnursery.com
    10:00am
  • Winter Farmers Market: Attend Bellingham Farmers Market’s second Winter Market from 10am-3pm at Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. Expect to peruse and purchase local produce, meat, crafts and food from a variety of vendors. Another Winter Market happens Sat., March 16. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Gardening Workshops: “Growing Apples and Pears” will be the focus of a free community workshop starting at 10:30am at Everson’s Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. At 1:30pm, show up for “Winter Propagation: Grafting and Hardwood Cuttings.” No registration is required. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    10:30am
  • Writers in the Limelight: As part of a “Writers in the Limelight” series, attend an onscreen discussion with author James Kaplan focused on his book Frank: The Voice at 12pm at the Pickford Film Center’s Limelight Cinema, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Books will be available for at the event. Entry is $5. http://www.villagebooks.com
    12:00pm
  • Carving Demo: Master Lummi carver Charles Miller demonstrates his art from 1-3pm at the Lummi Gateway Center, 4920 Rural Ave. The event is free and open to the public. http://www.lummigatewaycenter.com
    1:00pm
  • Frugal Show and Tell: Rainbow MedicineWalker will lead a “Simple and Frugal Show and Tell” from 4-6pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Rainbow will bring in examples of items she has re-purposed and encourages others to bring in and share their ideas. Registration is required. 592-2422
    4:00pm
  • Art Market Spotlight: A “Spotlight Artists Reception” for photographer James Weaver happens from 4-8pm at the Whatom Art Guild’s Whatcom Art Market, 1314 12th St. Enjoy refreshments and a chance to win door prizes. http://www.whatcomartmarket.org
    4:00pm
  • Bellingham Roller Betties: Attend the latest Bellingham Roller Betties bout starting at 5pm at Whatcom Community College’s Pavilion Gym. Tickets are $6 for kids and $14 for adults. http://www.bellinghamrollerbetties.com
    5:00pm
  • Wild Things Auction: Northwest Wildlife Rehabilitation will host its annual “Wild Things” auction at 5pm at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club, 3729 Meridian St. Tickets are $75. http://www.northwestwildlife.org
    5:00pm
  • Line Dancing Classes: Western Line Dancing classes are offered at 6pm (beginners) and 7pm (intermediates) every Friday night at Lynden’s Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is needed. Cost is $5 per class. 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Cannery Underground: Northwest folk music with a touch of humor, a nautical twist and traditional and contemporary songs can be heard when Cannery Underground performs from 6-8pm at La Conner’s Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. Fourth St. Entry is $4-$5 (free for kids under 6). http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    6:00pm
  • Singing and Swinging: The Swing Connection Big Band will play their own tunes, as well as accompanying seven sensual soloists selected from the Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers vocal ensemble, at a “Singin’ and Swingin’” concert at 7pm at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Suggested donation is $10. 393-1687
    7:00pm
  • Red and Black Dance: The USA Dance Club will host a “Women in Red, Men in Black” dance from 7-10pm at the Blue Moon Ballroom, 1213 Cornwall Ave. From 7-8pm, Mary Evans will teach a rumba lesson. Entry is $7-$10, and beginners and singles are welcome. 734-5676
    7:00pm
  • Courtney Fortune Valentine’s Show: “Just a Little Lovin’” will be the theme of a Valentine’s show featuring songstress Courtney Fortune at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $10. 734-2776 or http://www.courtneyfortune.com
    7:30pm
  • What the Chelm: The La Conner Institute of Performing Arts presents a world music concert by What the Chelm! at 7:30pm at Maple Hall, 104 Commercial St. Tickets are $15-$17. http://www.laconnerarts.com
    7:30pm
  • China, Tibet, and Art: Dave Haslett and Jan Rimerman present images and conversation focused on “5,000 Miles of China & Tibet Through the Artist’s Eye” at 7:30pm at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Suggested donation is $10. 354-3600 or http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    7:30pm
  • Dreams and Nightmares: Pianist Angelo Rondello will bring listeners from the innocent to the horrific at a “Dreams & Nightmares” concert at 8pm at the Amadeus Project, 1209 Cornwall Ave. Listeners will hear everything from reveries of childhood and dreams of love to the darkest horrors written for the piano. Entry is $10-$20. http://www.theamadeusproject.org
    8:00pm
  • Tango Experience: The monthly “Tango Experience” happens from 8-11:30pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. The social dance is open to all, and no partner or experience is needed. Entry is $10 and refreshment is included. 708-8076
    8:00pm

 

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