Week of Sunday, March 24, 2013
(79 events)

Sunday, March 24, 2013 (15 events)

  • Boynton Poetry Contest: All residents of Whatcom County—regardless of age—are invited to submit poems to the annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest from March 1-31. Winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses, and will be read at a public awards ceremony May 16. http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    12:00am
  • Footloose: Young performers ages 11 through 15 will sing and dance at showings of Footloose: 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. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers: Lyric Light Opera offers up showings of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College St. Tickets to see the barn-raising, axe-jumping, seven-times-everything musical are $19-$45. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Dahlia Tuber Sale: The Skagit Valley Dahlia Society will host its annual Dahlia Tuber Sale from 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Mount Vernon’s Skagit Valley Gardens, 18923 W. Johnson Rd. Admission and parking are free. (360) 629-4439
    9:00am
  • FAIRHAVEN RIDE: Meet up with folks from Fairhaven Bike & Ski for a weekly race-pace ride at 8am at the Fairhaven Village Green. 733-4433 or http://www.fairhavenbike.com
    8:00am
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mt. Baker Bike Club for the weekly “Rabbit Ride” starting at 8:30am at Fairhaven Bike & Ski, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route sees riders heading down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. 733-4433 or http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • Car Show: View a variety of collector cars at today’s “Leprechaun Daze” Car Show from 10am-2pm at the parking lot at Hardware Sales, 2034 James St. Entry is free to view, $10 to enter. Funds raised will benefit Project Santa and provide BTC scholarships in the automotive field. 380-2733
    10:00am
  • Walk for Water: In recognition of World Water Day, take part in the 5th annual Walk for Water starting at 11am at the Fairhaven Village Green. The 2.3-mile walk symbolizes the distance women and children across the world frequently travel to collect water for household use. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to carry jugs of water as they walk. Entry is free. 778-7700 or http://www.cob.org
    11:00am
  • Spring Bridal Show: Get advice from local wedding experts, taste samples of appetizers and cake, view a bridal fashion show and partake of a luncheon buffet at today’s Organized Bride Spring Bridal Show from 11:30am-4:30pm at the Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. Entry is $10. http://www.thesimplyorganizedbride.com
    11:30am
  • Anchor Art Talk: Nikki McClure will helm an artist talk and book signing from 12-1pm in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. The event is part of the “Ours” exhibit—a show about people taking up their space, staking their claim and making themselves heard. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    12:00pm
  • Steel Magnolias Auditions: Auditions for July performances of Steel Magnolias take place from 1-3pm at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. A Please sign up in advance. P.S. Both paying and non-paying parts are available. 510-2587 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    1:00pm
  • Potluck and Seed Exchange: A “Rite of Spring” Seed Exchange and Potluck begins at 3pm at the Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 State Route 9. Bring seeds, bulbs, starts and/or plants to trade, or just browse the selection. The potluck begins at 4pm. 592-2297
    3:00pm
  • Braising 101: Chef Eli Cobb from the Trumpeter Public House leads a “Braising 101” course from 4-6pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 5090 S. First St. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    4:00pm
  • Dinner Theater: Enjoy a four-course meal while trying to solve a deadly case when A Rotten Demise shows for the final week at 7:30pm Thursday and 6:30pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s 1st Street Cabaret, 612 S. First St. Tickets are $30-$45. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com
    6:30pm
  • Comedy Nite with Ralph Porter: Ralph Porter brings his standup comedy stylings to Ferndale for a Comedy Nite performance at 7pm at Guido’s Italian Cuisine, 5611 Third Ave. Tickets are $10. http://www.facebook.com/comedynite
    7:00pm

Monday, March 25, 2013 (4 events)

  • Boynton Poetry Contest: All residents of Whatcom County—regardless of age—are invited to submit poems to the annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest from March 1-31. Winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses, and will be read at a public awards ceremony May 16. http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    12:00am
  • Fukushima Talk: Local traveler Nick Mele will focus on “Fukushima: Two Years” at a free presentation at 7pm at the RE Store, 2309 Meridian St. The event focuses on areas of Japan Mele toured that were devastated in March 2011 by a major earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident. 734-0217
    7:00pm
  • Literary Open Mic: Published and unpublished writers can share their wordy works at the monthly Open Mic led by local writer and teacher Laurel Leigh at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Sign up at the main counter or in advance by calling the number listed here 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Ferndale Book Group: Cheryl Strayed’s personal road narrative, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Northwest Trail, will be the focus of a Ferndale Friends Book Club meeting from 7-9pm at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. 384-3647
    7:00pm

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 (7 events)

  • Boynton Poetry Contest: All residents of Whatcom County—regardless of age—are invited to submit poems to the annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest from March 1-31. Winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses, and will be read at a public awards ceremony May 16. http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.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
  • 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
  • Bike Maintenance Basics: Learn how to lube a chain, fix and flat tire and make other adjustments to your ride at a free “Bike Maintenance Basics” workshop at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Bellingham Reads: Discuss Erik Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts at a Bellingham Reads discussion at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. 778-7323
    6:30pm
  • Land and Sky: “A Feast of Land and Sky” will be the focus of a class with Chef Jim Kowalski from the Farm to Market Bakery in Edison from 6:30-8:30pm at Mount Vernon’s Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Noble wine rep Renee Stark will join the fun. Cost is $45. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • BHS Concert Choir: The BHS Concert Choir and Showstoppers will present pieces they’ll be performing during spring break in New York City—where they’ll be representing Washington in the Festival of States program—at 7pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. 778-7000
    7:00pm

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 (5 events)

  • Boynton Poetry Contest: All residents of Whatcom County—regardless of age—are invited to submit poems to the annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest from March 1-31. Winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses, and will be read at a public awards ceremony May 16. http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.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
  • 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
  • Horticultural Society Meeting: Garden writer, lecturer and owner of Portland’s Xera’s Plants, Paul Bonine, will be the featured speaker at the Whatcom Horticultural Society’s meeting at 7:30pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Entry is $7-$10. http://www.whatcomhortsociety.org
    7:30pm

Thursday, March 28, 2013 (11 events)

  • Boynton Poetry Contest: All residents of Whatcom County—regardless of age—are invited to submit poems to the annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest from March 1-31. Winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses, and will be read at a public awards ceremony May 16. http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    12:00am
  • The Highline Sermons: Glenn Hergenhahn’s new play, The Highline Sermons, opens this weekend with 8pm showings Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play also features the writing of Raven Burnett, Kamarie Chapman, Sol Olmstead, Tim Sanders, Colby Day, and others. Tickets are $5 on opening night and $10 otherwise. Additional showings happen April 4-6. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Seeds of Change: Find out what happens when a large corporation aggressively tries to monopolize human reproduction when the Superhero Boy Band—a collaboration between Bellingham’s Dream Science Circus and Vancouver’s Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret—presents “Seeds of Change” at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. http://www.superheroboyband.com
    8:00pm
  • Ocean Acidification Forum: Join the Whatcom MRC and Northwest Straits Commission for an “Ocean Acidification Forum” from 6-8pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. The panel discussion is free and open to the public. http://www.mrc.whatcomcounty.org
    6:00pm
  • Skagit Writers Workshop: Award-winning author Susan Wingate will focus on self-publishing at a Skagit Valley Writers League workshop from 6:30-8:30pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington. Sign up in advance for the free event. http://www.skagitwriters.org
    6:30pm
  • Raggedy Man: Bellingham-based musician and writer Clyde Curley reads from his debut novel, Raggedy Man: A Detective Toussaint Mystery, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Coal Train Tour Concert: Musician and activist Dana Lyons brings his “Great Coal Train Tour” to Skagit County for a performance at 7pm at the Concrete Theatre, 45920 Main St. Tickets are $10. http://www.concrete-theatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Escape Fire: As part of the Skagit Human Rights Festival, view Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare at 7pm at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. A panel discussion with Dr. Jeanne Crump, Dr. Stephen Bezruchka, and Skagit County Public Health director Peter Browning will follow. Entry is free. http://www.skagithrf.wordpress.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
  • 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 29, 2013 (13 events)

  • Boynton Poetry Contest: All residents of Whatcom County—regardless of age—are invited to submit poems to the annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest from March 1-31. Winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses, and will be read at a public awards ceremony May 16. http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    12:00am
  • The Highline Sermons: Glenn Hergenhahn’s new play, The Highline Sermons, opens this weekend with 8pm showings Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play also features the writing of Raven Burnett, Kamarie Chapman, Sol Olmstead, Tim Sanders, Colby Day, and others. Tickets are $5 on opening night and $10 otherwise. Additional showings happen April 4-6. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Seeds of Change: Find out what happens when a large corporation aggressively tries to monopolize human reproduction when the Superhero Boy Band—a collaboration between Bellingham’s Dream Science Circus and Vancouver’s Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret—presents “Seeds of Change” at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. http://www.superheroboyband.com
    8:00pm
  • Mixed Bag: “Writer’s Block,” a brand-new show featuring an improvised story format, can be seen at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, show up for “Dice of Destiny”—a show featuring six pairs of improvisers whose destiny lies in a pair of dice. Tickets are $8-$10. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • True West: Sam Shepard’s famous “dramedy”, True West, opens this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The play focuses on a Hollywood screenwriter who goes home to southern California and the familial shenanigans that ensue. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen through April 14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for “Wild Things!” excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in March at Whatcom Falls Park. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Final Friday Art Walk: Peruse local galleries, restaurants and other businesses as part of the monthly Final Friday Art Walk happening from 5-7pm throughout downtown La Conner. Entry is free. http://www.lovelaconner.com
    5:00pm
  • Justice Potluck: “Continuing the Legacy of Cesar Chavez” will be focus of the 7th annual Community Supported Justice Potluck from 5:30-7:30pm at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway. The benefit honors the legacy of Chavez and the work of Community to Community Development. Bring a potluck dish; dessert will be provided by Las Margaritas. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.foodjustice.org
    5:30pm
  • Julie Rieber: Sehome High School and WWU alumnus Julie Rieber returns home from Broadway to share songs from her debut album, Love Travels , at 7pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. She’ll be joined by local musicians Julian MacDonough, Miles Black, and Chuck Kistler. Tickets are $10. http://www.juliereiber.com
    7:00pm
  • The Drunken Botanist: Bestselling author Amy Stewart and reps from Mount Vernon’s Christianson’s Nursery will be on hand to share stories and samples relating to Stewart’s new book The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Recipes, tips for gardeners and door prizes will be part of the festivities. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • The Poet as Art: Seattle poets Raul Sanchez and Marjorie Manwaring will share their words at “An Evening with the Poet As Art” from 7-8:30pm Friday at the Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St. From 10:30am-3pm Saturday, they’ll lead a poetry writing workshop focused on the “Persona Poem” at Egress Studio, 5581 Noon Rd. Entry is free to the first event, $55 for the second. 398-7870
    7:00pm
  • Backwoods Bistro: Help raise funds for KAZV 102.5 at a “Backwoods Bistro” concert starting at 7:30pm at Deming’s Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 State Route 9. Cross Pollination Imagination, vocalist Anna Esquibel, and Slim Fat Lips & Momma Gumbo will perform. Entry is $5 at the door. (360) 592-2297
    7:30pm

Saturday, March 30, 2013 (30 events)

  • Boynton Poetry Contest: All residents of Whatcom County—regardless of age—are invited to submit poems to the annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest from March 1-31. Winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses, and will be read at a public awards ceremony May 16. http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    12:00am
  • The Highline Sermons: Glenn Hergenhahn’s new play, The Highline Sermons, opens this weekend with 8pm showings Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play also features the writing of Raven Burnett, Kamarie Chapman, Sol Olmstead, Tim Sanders, Colby Day, and others. Tickets are $5 on opening night and $10 otherwise. Additional showings happen April 4-6. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Seeds of Change: Find out what happens when a large corporation aggressively tries to monopolize human reproduction when the Superhero Boy Band—a collaboration between Bellingham’s Dream Science Circus and Vancouver’s Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret—presents “Seeds of Change” at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. http://www.superheroboyband.com
    8:00pm
  • Mixed Bag: “Writer’s Block,” a brand-new show featuring an improvised story format, can be seen at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, show up for “Dice of Destiny”—a show featuring six pairs of improvisers whose destiny lies in a pair of dice. Tickets are $8-$10. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • True West: Sam Shepard’s famous “dramedy”, True West, opens this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The play focuses on a Hollywood screenwriter who goes home to southern California and the familial shenanigans that ensue. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen through April 14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Rock & Gem Show: The Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club will host its 52nd annual Rock & Gem Show from 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday at the Bloedel Donovan Community Center, 2214 Electric Ave. Gold-panning demos, rocks shows, sales of rocks and fossils, dealers, activities for kids and more will be part of the fun. Entry is free. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    10:00am
  • Fairhaven Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:00am
  • 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
  • Golden Egg Hunt: Starting at 9am, skiers can search for 4,000 eggs containing $10,000 in prizes hidden on the slopes of the Mt. Baker Ski Area as part of the annual “Golden Egg Hunt.” Four separate hunts for kids ages 10 and under will be part of the fun. http://www.mtbaker.us
    10:00am
  • Community Easter Egg Hunt: The annual "Great Community Easter Egg Hunt" starts at 10am at the Ferndale Boys & Girls Club, 2015 Cherry St. Kids ages 1 to 12 can join up and search for more than 5,000 candy-filled eggs. The event is free and open to the public. Please show up a few minutes before 10 so kids can line up by age group. 734-2043
    10:00am
  • Kids’ Easter Fair: Easter egg hunts, a coloring contest, treats, pictures with the Easter Bunny, games and much more will be part of the second annual Kids' Easter Fair from 10am-12:30pm at St. Luke's Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. Suggested donation is $5 per child. Funds raised benefit the American Cancer Society. http://www.phandfriendsrelay2012.wordpress.com
    10:00am
  • Easter Egg Hunt in the Orchard: Attend the first-ever Easter Egg Hunt today at 10am, 12pm and 2pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Registration opens an hour prior to each hunt, and each child will receive a goody bag for participating regardless of how many eggs they collect. Cost is $7 per kid (no charge for parents). The Easter Bunny will also be on hand for photos and hunting assistance. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    10:00am
  • Seeds and Veggies: “Seed Starting Basics” will be the focus of a workshop at 10am at Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd. At 2pm, “Basic Veggie Gardening in Whatcom County” will be the focus. Register in advance for the free workshops. http://www.bakerviewnursery.com
    10:00am
  • Fairhaven Plant and Tree Sale: The 25th annual Fairhaven Plant and Tree Sale takes place from 10am-3pm in the gravel lot just north of the Village Green in historic Fairhaven. More than 25 local and regional vendors will have their annual and perennial plants for sale, and attendees can also glean expert gardening advice from those helming the event. 671-5517
    10:00am
  • Garden Classes: Discover ways to have a beautiful and productive food and/or ornamental garden while still being sensitive to the environment at a “Sustainable Gardening” workshop at 10:30am at Everson’s Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. At 1:30pm, Krista Rome will teach a “Growing Beans & Grains in Your Backyard” class. Entry is free, and no registration is required. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    10:30am
  • Fidalgo Youth Symphony: Performers from the Fidalgo Youth Symphony and the Mount Baker Youth Symphony will combine their talents at a concert at 1pm at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. More than 100 musicians will take part. Tickets are $15. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    1:00pm
  • Cupcake Anniversary: Celebrate the fourth anniversary of Katie’s Cupcakes from 1-3pm at the sweet store’s headquarters at 1005 Harris Ave. The event will feature the authors and illustrators of a new children’s book series focused on the stories of cupcakes who come to life at night when the bakery is closed. http://www.bringcutenessback.com
    1:00pm
  • Storytelling Fundraiser: Members of the Bellingham Storytellers Guild will be joined by their music-minded friends for a “Symphony in BE Natural: Stories from the World of Nature” Procession of the Species fundraiser at 3pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Tickets are $10 per person or $15 per family and will be available at the door. 714-9631 or http://www.bpots.org
    3:00pm
  • Here’s to the Ladies Jazz Series: French singer Anne Griffith will join Pearl Django to perform a tribute to the chanteuses who often sang with Django Reinhardt in Paris at the first “Here’s to the Ladies” Jazz Series from 3-6pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 8 Barnview Court, Gate 2. Tickets are $20; proceeds will benefit the building fund for the South Whatcom Public Library. 306-1800
    3:00pm
  • Antique Appraisal Clinic: Learn the value of all those treasures stored in your attic at an Antique Appraisal Clinic from 3-7pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Terry Bronkema, local auctioneer and appraiser, will conduct a free clinic to share general information and resources that can help you appraise your own items. Appraisals will be offered following the clinic. Items are limited to three per person. Suggested donation is $5. 966-5100
    3:00pm
  • Kitty King & Friends: Musicians from Bellingham, Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland will converge at a CD Release Celebration for Kitty King’s My Dancing House album from 4-6pm at the Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 Harbor Loop Rd. Entry is $15. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    4:00pm
  • Teen Art Reception: View artwork and talk with the young artists at a reception for the “Teen Art” show from 4:30-6:30pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The works will be on display through May 4. 592-2422
    4:30pm
  • 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
  • Art in a Pickle Barn Reception: As part of the upcoming Skagit Tulip Festival, attend an opening reception for the 23rd annual “Art in a Pickle Barn Fine Arts Show & Sale” from 6-8pm at Azusa Farm and Gardens, 14904 State Route 20, Mount Vernon. The works from 25 local and regional artists can be perused from 10am-6pm daily through April 30. http://www.skagitart.org
    6:00pm
  • Poetry Readings: Kate Greenstreet and Emily Kendal Frey will read from their new collections of poetry—Young Tambling and The Grief Performance—at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Winter Commission 5: More than 35 artists will take part in the 5th annual “Winter Commission” from 7pm-12am at Make.Shift Art Space, 306 Flora St. “Time” will be the theme of the event, which showcases local visual artists, filmmakers and writers. The art on display was conceived of and created during Bellingham’s long, bleak winter as a means to stem to the “tide of ennui and tedium that accompanies these dark days.” Suggested donation for entry is $3. http://www.wintercommission.com
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: Les Trois Capitaines will provide live tunes at tonight’s Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Singles and beginners are welcome. Entry is $8-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Craft Distillers Tasting: Buy tickets ASAP for a Craft Distillers Tasting starting at 7:30pm at Baker Creek Place at BIAWC, 1650 Baker Creek Rd. Tickets to the Habitat for Humanities fundraiser are $40 and include tasting of regionally produced whiskey, appetizers, cigars, live music from Lost and Last, and more. http://www.vinemapleacres.com
    7:30pm
  • Sher Vadinska & Myshkin: Bellingham-based folk-blues musician Sher Vadinska will open a show featuring torch song singer, poet and guitarist Myshkin at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.handlebararts.com
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Symphony: Soprano Courtney Ruckman will be the guest soloist when the Skagit Symphony performs a variety of orchestral works at a “New Discoveries” concert at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $20-$40. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm

 

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