Week of Sunday, February 24, 2013
(45 events)

Sunday, February 24, 2013 (11 events)

  • Northwest Flower & Garden Show: The 25th annual Northwest Flower & Garden Show takes place from 9am-8pm Wed.-Sat., and 9am-6pm Sunday, at Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center. “The Silver Screen Takes Root: Gardens Go Hollywood” will be the theme of this year’s show. Ticket prices vary. http://www.gardenshow.com
    9:00am
  • Company: Get a “sophisticated look at modern relationships” when MBT’s Winter Repertory Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim’s landmark play, Company, with 7:30pm showings Wed.-Fri., 3pm Sun., and 7:30pm Tues.-Thurs. (Feb. 26-28) at Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $10-$20 and additional performances of what’s been called the “first modern musical” happen through March 17. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: The 13th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival takes place Feb. 21 through March 2. The event features 10 days of 20 powerful, inspirational and educational films focusing on human rights issues. Venues include Bellingham High School, Pickford Film Center, Northwest Indian college, Fairhaven College Auditorium, and more. All events are free. http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    12:00am
  • The Wizard of Oz: Hang out with Dorothy, Toto, the Tin Man and a variety of other memorable characters at showings of The Wizard of Oz at 7pm Fri.-Sat. and 3pm Sunday at Lynden High School’s Judson Auditorium, 516 Main St. Tickets are $6-$8 and additional performances happen Feb. 28-March 2. 354-4401
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Purim Carnival: Congregation Beth Israel will host its annual Purim Carnival from 12-3pm at the Bloedel Donovan Multipurpose Room, 2214 Electric Ave. There’ll be music by What the Chelm, dancing, games, food, prizes and more. Entry is free and open to all. 733-8890
    12:00pm
  • Ghost exhibit artists talk: Artists who are showing in the "Ghost" exhibit will talk about their work at 2pm in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. Entry is free. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    2:00pm
  • Depression and Gender: Fairhaven College professor and author Dana Jack talks about her book, Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression & Gender in the Social World, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Donations to Bellingham’s Womencare Shelter are encouraged. 671-2626
    4:00pm
  • Art of Jazz: The Jud Sherwood Trio will be the featured performers at this month’s “Art of Jazz” concert and gathering from 4-6:30pm at the Amadeus Project, 1209 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10-$16. P.S. This will be the last concert of this series at the Amadeus Project, as the venue is shutting its doors at the end of February. http://www.jazzproject.org
    4:00pm
  • Dinner Theater: Enjoy a four-course meal while trying to solve a deadly case when A Rotten Demise shows at 7:30pm Thursday and 6:30pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s 1st Street Cabaret, 612 S. First St. (the new iteration of the RiverBelle Dinner Theatre). Tickets to see the interactive, bootlegging comedy are $45 with dinner or $30 with dessert and beverage. The show continues through March 24, and additional entertainment happens through the week. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com
    6:30pm

Monday, February 25, 2013 (6 events)

  • Company: Get a “sophisticated look at modern relationships” when MBT’s Winter Repertory Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim’s landmark play, Company, with 7:30pm showings Wed.-Fri., 3pm Sun., and 7:30pm Tues.-Thurs. (Feb. 26-28) at Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $10-$20 and additional performances of what’s been called the “first modern musical” happen through March 17. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: The 13th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival takes place Feb. 21 through March 2. The event features 10 days of 20 powerful, inspirational and educational films focusing on human rights issues. Venues include Bellingham High School, Pickford Film Center, Northwest Indian college, Fairhaven College Auditorium, and more. All events are free. http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    12:00am
  • Outdoor Photo Basics: Get tips on how to get better outdoor scenic and action photos at a free “Outdoor Photography Basics” clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Open Mic Night: Local writer and teacher Laurel Leigh will lead the monthly literary minded Open Mic beginning at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Bring your heartfelt tales of the beloved, the unloved, the undead or any creative work in progress. Sign up at the main counter or in advance. 671-2626 or http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Ice Cream Social: Mallard Ice Cream’s Ben Scholtz and Ned Markosian will be in charge of the scoops at an “Ice Cream Social Fundraiser” starting at 7pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Suggested donation is $10-$50 per family; funds raised will benefit worldwide legal advocacy. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    7:00pm
  • Ferndale Book Group: The Ferndale Friends Book Group will discuss David Guterson’s Snow Falling on Cedars at 7pm at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. All adults are welcome. 384-3647
    7:00pm

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 (8 events)

  • Company: Get a “sophisticated look at modern relationships” when MBT’s Winter Repertory Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim’s landmark play, Company, with 7:30pm showings Wed.-Fri., 3pm Sun., and 7:30pm Tues.-Thurs. (Feb. 26-28) at Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $10-$20 and additional performances of what’s been called the “first modern musical” happen through March 17. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: The 13th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival takes place Feb. 21 through March 2. The event features 10 days of 20 powerful, inspirational and educational films focusing on human rights issues. Venues include Bellingham High School, Pickford Film Center, Northwest Indian college, Fairhaven College Auditorium, and more. All events are free. http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    12:00am
  • 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
  • Baker Backcountry Basics: Outreach Coordinator Patrick Kennedy helms a free “Baker Backcountry Basics” workshop at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Access tools, common mistakes, best practices and places to go will be covered. Register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Flavors of Spain: “Flavors of Spain” will be the focus of a class with Chef Jesse Otero from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly. Cost is $39, plus a $7 wine option payable at class. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Mediterranean Menus: Nutrition expert Lisa Dixon focuses on “Health Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet” at a cooking course starting at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Cost is $48. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • Paella Class: Knut Christianson leads a “Sizzling Spanish Paella” course from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Cost is $50. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Hattie Ever After: Bring your kids along when award-winning children’s author Kirby Larson reads from Hattie Ever After at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    7:00pm

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 (9 events)

  • Lynch’s Sun: Olympia-based author Jim Lynch celebrates the paperback release of is most recent novel, Truth Like the Sun, with a reading at 7pm Wednesday at Village Books, 1200 11th St. He’ll also read at 7pm Thurs. at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Company: Get a “sophisticated look at modern relationships” when MBT’s Winter Repertory Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim’s landmark play, Company, with 7:30pm showings Wed.-Fri., 3pm Sun., and 7:30pm Tues.-Thurs. (Feb. 26-28) at Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $10-$20 and additional performances of what’s been called the “first modern musical” happen through March 17. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: The 13th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival takes place Feb. 21 through March 2. The event features 10 days of 20 powerful, inspirational and educational films focusing on human rights issues. Venues include Bellingham High School, Pickford Film Center, Northwest Indian college, Fairhaven College Auditorium, and more. All events are free. http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    12:00am
  • GROUP RIDE: The Mt. Baker Bike Club hosts a Group Ride starting every Wednesday at 6pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Be prepared to ride for 30 miles at a race/training pace, and regroup at the brewery following the excursion. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    6:00pm
  • Evening Epic Run: A weekly “Evening Epic Run” begins at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The strenuous runs are 1.5-2 hours in length on hilly terrain with experienced trail runners. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Gluten-Free Breakfast: Naturopathic physician and Gluten-Free Baking for Dummies author Jean Layton will focus on taste and ease of preparation at a “Gluten-Free Breakfast” course from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly. Cost is $35. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • 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
  • Marie Eaton: Local singer and songwriter Marie Eton—a member of Motherlode—performs at 7:30pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. She’ll be joined by Janet Peterson on cello and other musical friends. Suggested donation is $8-$12. 961-7861
    7:30pm
  • Piano Recital: Award-winning pianist and student Madeline Slettedahl will hold her junior collaborative recital at 8pm at WWU’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The program includes works by Dvorak, Ravel, and Hindemith and will feature fellow musicians. Entry is free. 650-3130
    8:00pm

Thursday, February 28, 2013 (13 events)

  • Lynch’s Sun: Olympia-based author Jim Lynch celebrates the paperback release of is most recent novel, Truth Like the Sun, with a reading at 7pm Wednesday at Village Books, 1200 11th St. He’ll also read at 7pm Thurs. at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Company: Get a “sophisticated look at modern relationships” when MBT’s Winter Repertory Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim’s landmark play, Company, with 7:30pm showings Wed.-Fri., 3pm Sun., and 7:30pm Tues.-Thurs. (Feb. 26-28) at Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $10-$20 and additional performances of what’s been called the “first modern musical” happen through March 17. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: The 13th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival takes place Feb. 21 through March 2. The event features 10 days of 20 powerful, inspirational and educational films focusing on human rights issues. Venues include Bellingham High School, Pickford Film Center, Northwest Indian college, Fairhaven College Auditorium, and more. All events are free. http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    12:00am
  • Hairspray: Racial barriers, humor and pop music will all make appearances when the 1960s-based musical Hairspray shows at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $7-$10 at the door, and additional showings take place March 7-9. 383-9261
    7:00pm
  • Twelfth Night: Western Washington University’s Theatre and Dance Departments presents showings of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at performances at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sunday at the Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen March 6-10. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • The Legacy: Tradition, faith and family will be the focus of Mark Harelik’s The Legacy when the show opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat., and 2pm Sunday at Lynden’s Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to the play—which focuses on a family of Jewish descent living in an isolated town in Texas in the 1960s—are $8-$12. Additional showings happen through March 17. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Addressing Aging: The Whatcom Council on Aging will host a “What’s Next? Housing Options as We Age” panel discussion from 3-7pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Mayor Kelli Linville will open the event, and Shelly Zylstra for the NW Regional Council on Aging will give the keynote address. 733-4030 or http://www.wccoa.org
    3:00pm
  • Paul Klein: Blues and jazz will be on the lineup when pianist Paul Klein performs from 5:30-7:30pm at the Piano Lounge at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Healthcare Meeting: “The Labor Campaign for Single Payer” will be the focus of a United for National Health Care meeting at 7pm at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. Rick Austin will be the guest speaker. All are welcome. http://www.unitedforhealthcare.org
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • Wind Symphony Concert: The WWU Wind Symphony will present its annual Winter Concert at 8pm at the university’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The performance is free and open to the public. 650-3130
    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

Friday, March 1, 2013 (5 events)

  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: The 13th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival takes place Feb. 21 through March 2. The event features 10 days of 20 powerful, inspirational and educational films focusing on human rights issues. Venues include Bellingham High School, Pickford Film Center, Northwest Indian college, Fairhaven College Auditorium, and more. All events are free. http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    12:00am
  • Hairspray: Racial barriers, humor and pop music will all make appearances when the 1960s-based musical Hairspray shows at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $7-$10 at the door, and additional showings take place March 7-9. 383-9261
    7:00pm
  • Twelfth Night: Western Washington University’s Theatre and Dance Departments presents showings of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at performances at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sunday at the Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen March 6-10. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • The Legacy: Tradition, faith and family will be the focus of Mark Harelik’s The Legacy when the show opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat., and 2pm Sunday at Lynden’s Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to the play—which focuses on a family of Jewish descent living in an isolated town in Texas in the 1960s—are $8-$12. Additional showings happen through March 17. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • 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

Saturday, March 2, 2013 (6 events)

  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: The 13th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival takes place Feb. 21 through March 2. The event features 10 days of 20 powerful, inspirational and educational films focusing on human rights issues. Venues include Bellingham High School, Pickford Film Center, Northwest Indian college, Fairhaven College Auditorium, and more. All events are free. http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    12:00am
  • Hairspray: Racial barriers, humor and pop music will all make appearances when the 1960s-based musical Hairspray shows at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $7-$10 at the door, and additional showings take place March 7-9. 383-9261
    7:00pm
  • Twelfth Night: Western Washington University’s Theatre and Dance Departments presents showings of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at performances at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sunday at the Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen March 6-10. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • The Legacy: Tradition, faith and family will be the focus of Mark Harelik’s The Legacy when the show opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat., and 2pm Sunday at Lynden’s Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to the play—which focuses on a family of Jewish descent living in an isolated town in Texas in the 1960s—are $8-$12. Additional showings happen through March 17. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    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
  • 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

 

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