Week of Sunday, April 7, 2013
(113 events)

Sunday, April 7, 2013 (21 events)

  • Skagit Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival happens April 1-30 throughout the Skagit Valley. In addition to the acres upon acres of daffodils and tulips to peruse, there’ll be art shows, street fairs, parades, wine tastings, the “world’s largest garage sale” and much, much more. The flowers bloom according to Mother Nature, so check out the website listed here to check out what’s blooming, and where. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    10:00am
  • Legally Blonde: The stage version of Legally Blonde can be seen at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to see the musical are $20 and additional showings happen weekends through April 27. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • True West: Sam Shepard’s famous “dramedy”, True West, continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through 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
  • Wine and Tulips: The 9th annual Spring Wine & Tulips Festival takes place from 11am-6pm every Thursday through Monday through April 28 at Mount Vernon’s Carpenter Creek Winery, 20376 E. Hickox Rd. Skagit Valley wine, local foods, regional delicacies and goodies will be available. Limited edition and reserve wines will be available for tasting, as well as discount pricing on most wines. http://www.carpentercreek.com
    11:00am
  • Wine and Tulips: The 9th annual Spring Wine & Tulips Festival takes place from 11am-6pm every Thursday through Monday through April 28 at Mount Vernon’s Carpenter Creek Winery, 20376 E. Hickox Rd. Skagit Valley wine, local foods, regional delicacies and goodies will be available. Limited edition and reserve wines will be available for tasting, as well as discount pricing on most wines. http://www.carpentercreek.com
    11:00am
  • WeSNIP Garage Sale: Peruse a gigantic amount of goods at WeSnip’s Spring Garage Sale fundraiser from 8am-4pm Fri., 9am-4pm Sat., and 10am-2pm Sunday at Cascade Business Park, 5373 Guide Meridian. The sale happens again April 13-14. 398-8262 or http://www.wesnip.org
    8:00am
  • Phrasings in Word + Dance: Members of Bellingham Repertory Dance with team up with local, regional and national wordsmiths for the annual “Phrasings in Word + Dance” performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The show will include Bellingham dancers, actors, writers and poets who have melded their crafts together to create something new for the stage. Tickets are $12-$15. http://www.bhamrep.org
    7:30pm
  • StashFest: A two-day sale of unique and remarkable fabrics dubbed "StashFest" happens from 11am-5pm Saturday and 11am-4pm Sunday at the La Conner Civic Garden Club, 622 S. Second St. Entry is free, but if you want to get a sneak peek, attend a Preview Sale from 10am-11am Saturday morning. Tickets for that are $20. http://www.stashfest.com
    11:00am
  • Stamp & Coin Show: Professional dealers from across the Northwest will sell stamps, coins, gold, silver, postcards, covers, collectibles and other collecting supplies at the annual Stamp & Coin Show from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Hampton Inn’s Fox Hall, 3985 Bennett Dr. Entry is free. (360) 676-8720
    10:00am
  • The Producers: Skagit’s Theatre Arts Guild presents showings of the song-and-dance spectacular known as The Producers at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$40 and additional showings happen through April 20. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Sweeney Todd Auditions: Audition for upcoming performances of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at 7pm Sunday and Monday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H. St. Casting includes many parts for all ages. 303-6158 or http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    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
  • Community Breakfast: Get served by local politicians at the monthly Community Breakfast from 8am-1pm at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry is $2 for kids and $5 for adults. 739-9605
    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
  • Spring Open Studios: Attend a “Spring Open Studios” event from 12-4pm in Fairhaven at the Artist Studio Collective in the Morgan Block Building, 1000 Harris Ave. Isaac Howard (potter), Nancy Canyon (painter), Marijo Martini (jeweler), Ann Marie Cooper (ceramics), and Ben Mann (painter) will be part of the fun. http://www.facebook.com/MorganBlockBuilding
    12:00pm
  • Wedding & Quinceanera Expo: Attendees can gain information and ask questions about the various aspects of planning a wedding or quinceanera at a free Wedding & Quinceanera Expo happening from 1-5pm at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Participating businesses include event planners, florists, musicians, photographers, caterers, venues and more. http://www.weddingandquinceaneraexpo.com
    1:00pm
  • Veggie Gardening Class: The first WSU Whatcom County Master Gardener workshop of the season, “Vegetable Gardening Through the Year,” starts at 2pm at Ferndale’s Tennant Lake Interpretive Center, 5236 Nielsen Ave. Additional workshops happen every other Sunday through August. Entry is free and no registration is required. 676-6736 or http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu
    2:00pm
  • Workshop for Girls: “Becoming: Beauty, Bodies, Belief” will be the focus of a series of workshops for 6th to 8th grade girls starting from 2-4pm today in Bellingham. Cost is $45 for all five workshops. (360) 393-9018 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    2:00pm
  • Debra Stern Reception: An opening reception for an exhibit featuring works by Debra Stern—a sketch artist who uses pottery as a receptive surface for her drawings and paintings—happens from 2-4pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. http://www.goodearthpots.com
    2:00pm
  • Caregiving Stories: Bellingham’s Nanette Davis shares ideas from her personal narratives, Caregiving Our Loved Ones: Stories and Strategies That Will Change Your Life and The ABCs of Caregiving, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    4:00pm
  • Janis Ian: Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Janis Ian brings her decades of experience to Mount Vernon for an 8pm show at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets to see the musician, author and activist are $22-$28. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    8:00pm

Monday, April 8, 2013 (10 events)

  • Skagit Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival happens April 1-30 throughout the Skagit Valley. In addition to the acres upon acres of daffodils and tulips to peruse, there’ll be art shows, street fairs, parades, wine tastings, the “world’s largest garage sale” and much, much more. The flowers bloom according to Mother Nature, so check out the website listed here to check out what’s blooming, and where. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    10:00am
  • Wine and Tulips: The 9th annual Spring Wine & Tulips Festival takes place from 11am-6pm every Thursday through Monday through April 28 at Mount Vernon’s Carpenter Creek Winery, 20376 E. Hickox Rd. Skagit Valley wine, local foods, regional delicacies and goodies will be available. Limited edition and reserve wines will be available for tasting, as well as discount pricing on most wines. http://www.carpentercreek.com
    11:00am
  • Wine and Tulips: The 9th annual Spring Wine & Tulips Festival takes place from 11am-6pm every Thursday through Monday through April 28 at Mount Vernon’s Carpenter Creek Winery, 20376 E. Hickox Rd. Skagit Valley wine, local foods, regional delicacies and goodies will be available. Limited edition and reserve wines will be available for tasting, as well as discount pricing on most wines. http://www.carpentercreek.com
    11:00am
  • Sweeney Todd Auditions: Audition for upcoming performances of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at 7pm Sunday and Monday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H. St. Casting includes many parts for all ages. 303-6158 or http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Himalaya Presentation: Chris Weathers leads a travelogue talk and slideshow focused on “Trekking in the Annapurnas Region of Nepal at Himalaya” at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free presentation. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Blaine Book Group: Join the monthly Blaine Monday Book Group to talk about Tom Ryan’s Following Atticus from 6-8pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. 332-8146
    6:00pm
  • Dr. Sketchy’s: Members of the Temple Bar staff will make their poses count at this month’s installation of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Figure Drawing Spectacular starting at 6:30pm at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. Entry is $5; proceeds raised will go to medical bills for Brenda Grimm, who recently broke her arm. http://www.shakedownbellingham.com or www.drsketchys.com
    6:30pm
  • Gluten-free Crackers: Elizabeth Cardarelli leads a hands-on “Make Your Own Raw Gluten-Free Crackers” class from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $15 and tasty treats will be provided. 734-8158
    6:30pm
  • April in Paris Dinner: Chef Peter Belknap helms an “April in Paris: Parisian Haute Cuisine” table dinner from 6:30-9pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 South 1st St. The themed tasting menu includes a full meal, recipes and secrets from the chef. Entry is $45. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Leading Yourself: Renowned speaker and consultant Michelle Ray shares ideas from her book Lead Yourself First! Breakthrough Strategies to Live the Life You Want at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Ray is the Founder and CEO of the Lead Yourself First Institute. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 (6 events)

  • Skagit Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival happens April 1-30 throughout the Skagit Valley. In addition to the acres upon acres of daffodils and tulips to peruse, there’ll be art shows, street fairs, parades, wine tastings, the “world’s largest garage sale” and much, much more. The flowers bloom according to Mother Nature, so check out the website listed here to check out what’s blooming, and where. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    10:00am
  • Western Connections: Woodring College Professor Lauren McClanahan will focus on digital resources in education at a “Western Connections” discussion at noon at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    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
  • BTG Volunteer Orientation: earn more about helping out at a local theatrical institution at a Volunteer Orientation at 6pm at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The orientations are held the second Tuesday of every month. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    6:00pm
  • Delaying Diabetes: Registered dietician and nutritionist Lisa Dixon focuses on “Delaying Diabetes” at a class from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Dixon will discuss lifestyle and diet strategies, and there’ll be snacks, recipes and handouts provided. Entry is $15. 734-8158
    6:30pm
  • Aaron Carter: Pop star Aaron Carter brings his “After Party Tour” to Bellingham for a 7:30pm concert at Western Washington University’s Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Tickets are $7-$10, and a limited amount of $30 VIP meet-and-greet tickets are available. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 (11 events)

  • Skagit Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival happens April 1-30 throughout the Skagit Valley. In addition to the acres upon acres of daffodils and tulips to peruse, there’ll be art shows, street fairs, parades, wine tastings, the “world’s largest garage sale” and much, much more. The flowers bloom according to Mother Nature, so check out the website listed here to check out what’s blooming, and where. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    10:00am
  • Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater: All are welcome to read their 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
    11:00am
  • Book Group: Discuss Richard Powers’ Generosity: An Enchantment at the monthly Blaine Wednesday Book Group from 11am-1pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. 332-8146
    11:00am
  • Go Solar: Learn more about how solar power works in Western Washington and what financial incentives are available at a “Go Solar Bellingham” workshop from 5:30-7pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Entry is free. http://www.gosolarbellingham.com
    5:30pm
  • 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
  • Tastes of Thailand: Bellingham cookbook author and chef Mary Ellen Carter leads a “Tastes of Thailand” course from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 South 1st St. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Inside Passage Presentation: The Whatcom Maritime Association presents “Cruising the Inside Passage on the David B” with Captain Jeffrey and Christine Smith at 7pm at the Squalicum Yacht Club, 2633 S. Harbor Loop Dr. The event will include stories and photos of everything from humpback whales to glacier fjords and bears meandering on the beach. Entry is free. 676-0884
    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
  • Taming of the Shrew: New York’s critically acclaimed Aqulia Theatre presents a showing of Shakespeare’s comedic play, The Taming of the Shrew, at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $20-$42. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Rebecca Skloot Talk: As part of the Western Reads program, acclaimed author Rebecca Skloot will share stories from her bestselling book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, at 7:30pm at Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $8 for student and $10 general. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm

Thursday, April 11, 2013 (20 events)

  • Skagit Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival happens April 1-30 throughout the Skagit Valley. In addition to the acres upon acres of daffodils and tulips to peruse, there’ll be art shows, street fairs, parades, wine tastings, the “world’s largest garage sale” and much, much more. The flowers bloom according to Mother Nature, so check out the website listed here to check out what’s blooming, and where. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    10:00am
  • Legally Blonde: The stage version of Legally Blonde can be seen at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to see the musical are $20 and additional showings happen weekends through April 27. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Cinderella: Western Washington University’s Opera Studio presents performances of Cinderella (Cendrillon) at 7:30pm Thursday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the school’s Performing Arts Center, room 16. The production will be in French with English captions. Tickets are $10-$16. Additional showings happen April 19-20. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • True West: Sam Shepard’s famous “dramedy”, True West, continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through 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. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Wine and Tulips: The 9th annual Spring Wine & Tulips Festival takes place from 11am-6pm every Thursday through Monday through April 28 at Mount Vernon’s Carpenter Creek Winery, 20376 E. Hickox Rd. Skagit Valley wine, local foods, regional delicacies and goodies will be available. Limited edition and reserve wines will be available for tasting, as well as discount pricing on most wines. http://www.carpentercreek.com
    11:00am
  • Metal and Wood: “Metal and Wood: An Artist’s Journey” will be the focus of a presentation with sculptor Gary Armstrong at 10am at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Entry is free. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    10:00am
  • Teen Poetry Slam: As part of National Poetry Month, local Everson and Nooksack students will share their wordy talents at a Teen Poetry Slam at 5pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Students in grades 6 to 12 will take part. Entry is free. 966-5100
    5:00pm
  • Financial Clinic: Beard Financial Group presents a “5-Minute Financial Clinic” from 5-7m at Stanwood’s Firelight Bistro, 10007 270th St. NW. The free event is an open forum for the public to ask questions and discuss concerns with a professional financial planner. Each question will be discussed for about five minutes. (360) 629-7575
    5:00pm
  • Steve Rudy: Solo piano pieces from Steve Rudy’s latest CD, Songbook, can be heard when the local performer does his thing 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
  • Empty Bowls: Choose a bowl and enjoy a variety of soups at tonight’s “Empty Bowls” fundraiser from 5:30-8pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets to the event—a fundraiser for the Bellingham Food Bank and the Maple Alley Inn put on by the school’s ceramics program—are $10. There’ll also be a silent auction and performances by music students. 920-4187
    5:30pm
  • Best of Spring: Poached salmon with lavender butter and roasted asparagus soup will be among the menu items participants can learn to make at a “Best of Spring” course with dietician Lisa Dixon from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • After Hours Arts: Take an “Exhibition Expedition” and explore current exhibitions with intrepid and informed guides at an “After Hours Arts” gathering at 6:30pm at Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Entry is free with $5 Thursday admission, and the event happens again April 18. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    6:30pm
  • Group Poetry Reading: James Bertolino, Anita Boyle, Ryler Dustin, Robert Lashley, and Jessica Lohafer will take part in a Group Poetry Reading celebrating National Poetry Month at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Copies of the authors’ various books will be available at the bookstore. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • Daniil Trifonov: Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov—a 21-year-old, award-wining prodigy—performs at 7:30pm at Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $10-$16. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Jesse Cook: Expect to hear everything from classical and contemporary jazz to world music, New Age and much more when Flamenco guitarist Jesse Cook performs at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $20-$45. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • San Juans Talk: The Whatcom County Historical Society presents a program focusing on “The San Juan Islands: Into the 21st Century” at 7:30pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcomhistory.net
    7:30pm
  • Opera Studio’s Cinderella: Western Washington University’s Opera Studio presents performances of Cinderella (Cendrillon) at 7:30pm April 11, 13 and 19-20, and 2pm April 14 at the school’s Performing Arts Center, room 16. The production will be in French with English captions. Tickets are $10-$16. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    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, April 12, 2013 (18 events)

  • Skagit Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival happens April 1-30 throughout the Skagit Valley. In addition to the acres upon acres of daffodils and tulips to peruse, there’ll be art shows, street fairs, parades, wine tastings, the “world’s largest garage sale” and much, much more. The flowers bloom according to Mother Nature, so check out the website listed here to check out what’s blooming, and where. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    10:00am
  • Legally Blonde: The stage version of Legally Blonde can be seen at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to see the musical are $20 and additional showings happen weekends through April 27. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Cinderella: Western Washington University’s Opera Studio presents performances of Cinderella (Cendrillon) at 7:30pm Thursday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the school’s Performing Arts Center, room 16. The production will be in French with English captions. Tickets are $10-$16. Additional showings happen April 19-20. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • True West: Sam Shepard’s famous “dramedy”, True West, continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through 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. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Wine and Tulips: The 9th annual Spring Wine & Tulips Festival takes place from 11am-6pm every Thursday through Monday through April 28 at Mount Vernon’s Carpenter Creek Winery, 20376 E. Hickox Rd. Skagit Valley wine, local foods, regional delicacies and goodies will be available. Limited edition and reserve wines will be available for tasting, as well as discount pricing on most wines. http://www.carpentercreek.com
    11:00am
  • Scratch Pad, Harold: Improvisational comedy and poetry will inspire each other when “Scratch Pad” returns at 8pm every Friday and Saturday in April at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “Harold” shows. Tickets are $8-$10. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • The Secret Garden: META Performing Arts presents showings of The secret Garden starting this weekend at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets to see the musical version of this classic tale are $10-$24. Additional performances happen weekends through April 28. http://www.lincolntheatre.org or www.metaperformingarts.org
    7:00pm
  • Northwest Guitar Festival: The 22nd annual Northwest Guitar Festival happens from Friday to Sunday with competitions and performances at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris St. Performing are the John Schneiderman Trio, George Sakelllariou, Hanh Nguyen & Mark Wilson, James Reid and Steven Boswell, and others. Festival tuition is $120. Daily rates are $55, and individual events are $15. (360) 650-7712 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    10:00am
  • The Producers: Skagit’s Theatre Arts Guild presents showings of the song-and-dance spectacular known as The Producers at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$40 and additional showings happen through April 20. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Bullshot Crummond: Comedy and camp can be expected when students at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth offer up showings of Bullshot Crummond at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at BAAY’s headquarters at 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10 and additional performances happen April 19-21. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • BevMo Opening: Attend a Grand Opening Celebration starting at 9am at BevMo!, 114 W. Stuart Rd. The neighborhood specialty beverage retailer will offer complimentary gift bags for the first 500 people in line. Entry is free. http://www.bevmo.com
    9:00am
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for “Wild Things!” excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in April at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Spring soups: Fresh pea soup, spring soup with asparagus and focaccia bread for dipping will be on the menu at a “Spring Soups” learning luncheon from 12-1:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Cost is $20. http://www.grechenskitchen.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
  • Swing Dance: “Some Enchanted Evening,” a fundraising swing dance featuring music by Bellingham High School’s Jazz Band and the Bellingham Youth Jazz Band, takes place from 6-10pm at the BHS Commons, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple and include a catered dinner by Jeckyl & Hyde, swing dance lessons by WWU’s Swing Kids and dancing. Tickets without dinner are $5-$10. 739-2474
    6:00pm
  • John Dennis: Jazz and blues can be heard when John Dennis brings along his electric guitar for a 6:30pm concert at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:30pm
  • Dark Side: Award-winning journalist David Neiwert shares his riveting account of the life and death of America’s Minutemen when he reads from his new book about Shawna Forde, And Hell Followed Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Line Dance Open House: Lynden Line Dancers will host a Western Line Dance Open House from 7-10pm at the Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. The event will feature a mix of line dance lessons and open dance floor time for all kinds of dancing. Entry is $5. 354-4325
    7:00pm

Saturday, April 13, 2013 (37 events)

  • Skagit Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival happens April 1-30 throughout the Skagit Valley. In addition to the acres upon acres of daffodils and tulips to peruse, there’ll be art shows, street fairs, parades, wine tastings, the “world’s largest garage sale” and much, much more. The flowers bloom according to Mother Nature, so check out the website listed here to check out what’s blooming, and where. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    10:00am
  • Legally Blonde: The stage version of Legally Blonde can be seen at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to see the musical are $20 and additional showings happen weekends through April 27. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Cinderella: Western Washington University’s Opera Studio presents performances of Cinderella (Cendrillon) at 7:30pm Thursday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the school’s Performing Arts Center, room 16. The production will be in French with English captions. Tickets are $10-$16. Additional showings happen April 19-20. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • True West: Sam Shepard’s famous “dramedy”, True West, continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through 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. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Wine and Tulips: The 9th annual Spring Wine & Tulips Festival takes place from 11am-6pm every Thursday through Monday through April 28 at Mount Vernon’s Carpenter Creek Winery, 20376 E. Hickox Rd. Skagit Valley wine, local foods, regional delicacies and goodies will be available. Limited edition and reserve wines will be available for tasting, as well as discount pricing on most wines. http://www.carpentercreek.com
    11:00am
  • Scratch Pad, Harold: Improvisational comedy and poetry will inspire each other when “Scratch Pad” returns at 8pm every Friday and Saturday in April at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “Harold” shows. Tickets are $8-$10. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • The Secret Garden: META Performing Arts presents showings of The secret Garden starting this weekend at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets to see the musical version of this classic tale are $10-$24. Additional performances happen weekends through April 28. http://www.lincolntheatre.org or www.metaperformingarts.org
    7:00pm
  • Northwest Guitar Festival: The 22nd annual Northwest Guitar Festival happens from Friday to Sunday with competitions and performances at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris St. Performing are the John Schneiderman Trio, George Sakelllariou, Hanh Nguyen & Mark Wilson, James Reid and Steven Boswell, and others. Festival tuition is $120. Daily rates are $55, and individual events are $15. (360) 650-7712 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    10:00am
  • The Producers: Skagit’s Theatre Arts Guild presents showings of the song-and-dance spectacular known as The Producers at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$40 and additional showings happen through April 20. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Bullshot Crummond: Comedy and camp can be expected when students at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth offer up showings of Bullshot Crummond at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at BAAY’s headquarters at 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10 and additional performances happen April 19-21. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Camera Acting Class: The Northwest Passage Theatre Collective presents “Camera Acting with Sean Cook” from 3-6pm Saturday and Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Cost is $100. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    3:00pm
  • WeSNIP Garage Sale: Peruse a gigantic amount of goods at WeSnip’s Spring Garage Sale fundraiser from 9am-4pm Saturday and 10am-2pm Sunday at Cascade Business Park, 5373 Guide Meridian. 398-8262 or http://www.wesnip.org
    9:00am
  • 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
  • Victorian Moss Basket Class: “Victorian Moss Baskets” will be the focus of a free class starting at 9am at the Garden Spot, 900 Alabama St. After this class you will have the knowledge to design and plant your own showstopper basket. Register in advance. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Walk MS: Join a number of other cities participating in “Walk MS” events today in Bellingham at 9am starting at the Meridian Haggen, 2814 Meridian St. Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today. http://www.msnorthwest.org
    9:00am
  • NSEA Work Party: Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and Bellingham Parks to remove invasive species and plant and mulch to improve salmon habitat at a Work Party from 9am-12pm at Maritime Heritage Park. http://www.n-sea.org
    9:00am
  • Alger Alp Run: As part of the Bellingham Trail Running Series, sign up for today’s “Alger Alp 5-mile/25K/50K” starting at 10am at the Squires Lake Trailhead on Old Hwy 99. Entry is $35-$65. http://www.bellinghamttrail.com
    10:00am
  • AAUW Meeting: Join the American Association of University Women for a meeting from 10am-12pm at the YWCA, 1046 N. Forest St. Katherine Freimund of the Whatcom Literacy Council will be the featured speaker. 392-8856
    10:00am
  • Community Meal: All are welcome at the bimonthly Community Meal from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Entry is free. 384-1422
    10:00am
  • INK Benefit: Local coffee roasters and tea purveyors will offer samples of their products at “INK: A Lesson in Coffee + Tea” from 10am-2pm at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and include a mug, a tasting booklet and all the coffee and tea they can slurp. Local bakeries will also be selling their goods. Proceeds benefit the iDiOM Theater. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: The Bellingham Farmers Market can be visited from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 21at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Fresh produce, crafts and a variety of ready-to-eat good are available. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Mushroom Compost Sale: The Bellingham Kiwanis host their 4th annual Mushroom Compost Sale from 10am-4pm at the parking lot at Sehome High School, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Cost is $5 per 40-pound bag while supplies last. 714-8156
    10:00am
  • How Bizarre Bazaar: Area artists and crafters are invited to show up to share and sell their creative offerings at a “How Bizarre” gathering from 10am-4pm at Mount Vernon’s Rexville Grocery, 19271 Best Rd. Entry to show your handmade wares is $10. http://www.rexvillegrocery.com
    10:00am
  • Native Weavers Show: A “Native Weavers” Show, Sale and Demonstration happens from 11am-2pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Lummi tribal elder Ernestine Gensaw will be joined by a variety of other traditional and contemporary Native artists. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommmuseum.org
    11:00am
  • Antique Evaluations: Attend an “Antiques and Collectibles Evaluation” from 11am-4pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Bring trading cards, books, novelty items and more and get the scoop on their worth. Entry is $6 per items or $15 for three. Items must be small enough to carry. 733-4030
    11:00am
  • Shakespeare NW Auditions: Audition for Shakespeare NW’s summer performances of Hamlet and The Merry Wives of Windsor from 11:20am-2pm at Mount Vernon’s Moose Lodge, 813 S. First St. Callbacks happen April 14 at Rexville Grange. http://www.shakesnw.org
    11:20am
  • Poetry Slam: Read original poems or bring your favorite poems to read at a “Haiku and Sonnets and Limericks, Oh My! Poetry Slam” from 12-1:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. The all-ages event is free. 332-8146
    12:00pm
  • Anacortes Spring Wine Festival: Thirty wineries and six restaurants will share their products at the Anacortes Spring Wine Festival happening from 12-4:30pm at the Port of Anacortes Warehouse, 100 Commercial Ave. Attendees must be 21 or over to attend. Entry is $40 and includes a keepsake glass, wine tasting, food and entertainment. Designated driver tickets are available for $20. http://www.anacortes.org
    12:00pm
  • Woodward Canyon Wine Tasting: Woodward Canyon will showcase the world-class caliber of Washington wines at a tasting from 1-6pm in La Conner at Hellam’s Vineyard Wine Shop & Wine Bar, 109 N. First St. Entry is $10 for a wine flight. http://www.hellamsvineyard.com
    1:00pm
  • Organic Fruit Growing Class: Learn how to keep your trees and berry plants healthy and productive at an “Organic Fruit Growing for Homeowners” course at 1:30pm at Everson’s Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. Entry is free and registration is not required. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    1:30pm
  • Tulip Parade: See the whimsical side of Skagit Valley at the 27th annual “Not-So-Impromptu Tulip Parade” starting at 2pm at La Conner’s Gilkey Square. Enter the parade or be a spectator. http://www.lovelaconner.com
    2:00pm
  • Chihuahua Confidential: Seattle authors Waverly Fitzgerald and Curt Colbert—also known as Waverly Curtis—read from their new mystery, Chihuahua Confidential, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome focuses on novice P.I. Geri Sullivan and her adopted Chihuahua, Pepe. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Roller Betties Bout: Watch roller derby at its finest when the Bellingham Roller Betties present a boisterous bout at 5pm at Whatcom Community College’s Orca Pavilion. Tickets are $6 for kids and $14 for adults. http://www.bellinghamrollerbetties.com
    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
  • Contra Dance: Orcas Ruckus! will provide live music at tonight’s Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Vancouver B.C.’s Maureen Collier will do the calling. Suggested donation is $8-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Dance Social: Bellingham Scottish Country Dancers will host a Social Dance at 7:30pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Admission is $7-$10, and all dances will be walked through. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:30pm
  • Jesse Morrow: Seattle singer and songwriter Jesse Morrow performs at a release concert for his new CD, Things I Might Lose, at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $9-$11. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm

 

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