Week of Sunday, April 14, 2013
(114 events)

Sunday, April 14, 2013 (16 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
  • 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
  • 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. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Pooch Scoot: Bring your four-legged friends along for a “Pooch Scoot” 5K Walk/Run starting at 9am at Fairhaven Fitness, 800 McKenzie Ave. Treat stations for you and you pets will be available along the way, and prizes for best dressed dog and other canine-related categories will be given. Entry is $30 (includes one dog), plus $5 per additional dog. http://www.poochscoot.com
    9:00am
  • Whatcom Symphony Orchestra: Sharon Isbin, the reigning diva of the classical guitar and a Grammy Award-winner, will be the featured soloist at the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra concert at 3pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 n. Commercial St. Isbin will be playing the hauntingly beautiful Rodrigo’s “Concerto de Aranjuez,” which she has studied with the composer himself. Tickets are $12-$49. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    3:00pm
  • Campaign Lessons: Ruth Higgins and her husband, Al Krause, share stories from their new book, Lessons from the Obama 2012 Grassroots Campaign, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    4:00pm

Monday, April 15, 2013 (8 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
  • knock-out editing: Learn more about WWU’s Extended Education class, “Knock Out Editing,” at a free informational session with instructor Laurel Leigh at 5:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The four-week class starts May 23. http://www.acadweb.wwu.edu
    5:30pm
  • Bike Maintenance Basics: Learn how to fix a flat in record time and make other adjustments to your ride at a “Bike Maintenance Basics” clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Participants do not need to bring their bikes for this class. Register in advance for the free workshop. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Chicken Class: Chef Andy Nguyen will teach students how to break down a whole chicken and then use it in a variety of ways at a “Chicken Six Ways to Sunday Dinner” class from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Rock & Gem Club: The public is invited to the Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club’s monthly meeting at 7pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Center, 2214 Electric Ave. There will also be door prizes, refreshments and a silent auction of rocks and rock literature. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Emotional Eating: “Mental and Emotional Health Through Nutrition and Herbs” will be the focus of a class with Mystique Grobe, ND, from 7-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $5. 734-8158
    7:00pm
  • Vaudevillingham: The Bellingham Circus Guild offers up performances of its month uncensored variety show fundraiser, “Vaudevillingham,” at 8pm and 10pm at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite #102. Suggested donation is $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    8:00pm

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 (8 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
  • 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
  • Taste for Poetry: Enjoy fine dining and delicious verse at the annual Sue Boynton Poetry Contest fundraiser, “Taste for Poetry,” starting at 6pm at Ciao Thyme’s In the Kitchen, 207 Unity St. Tickets are $75 and include a five-course meal and poetry by David Laws. http://www.tasteforpoetry.brownpapertickets.com
    6:00pm
  • Revere Run: Take a tester pair of Boston-based Saucony shoes for a dash at a “Gallop Like Paul Revere” run at 6pm leaving from Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The free event, which is sponsored by Saucony, replaces the weekly All-Paces Run. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Wonderland Trail Talk: Author, professional outdoor photographer and Washington Trails Association correspondent Tami Asars discusses her new book, Hiking the Wonderland Trail, at a free presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. She’ll also share tips on how to plan for your own hike on Mt. Rainier’s popular trail. Register in advance to secure a spot. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • French Fish: French Chef Anne Dubert leads a “French Fish Classics” course from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • High School Jazz Concert: Enjoy the music of Nestico, Ellington, Miles Davis, Marvin Fisher, Count Basie, and much more when the nationally recognized Mount Vernon High School Jazz Bands perform at 7pm at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First ST. Tickets are $6. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • Wine Tasting 101: Novices will want to sign up for a “Wine Tasting 101” course with wine expert Laurent Martel starting tonight from 7-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Additional classes happen April 23 and 30. Cost is $89. 383-3200
    7:00pm

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 (9 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
  • You Can’t Take it With You: Bellingham High School’s Drama Department presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can’t Take it With You, at 7pm Wednesday though Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the school’s auditorium at 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $8. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Garden Growing Class: Learn more about heirloom seeds, growing vegetables, herbs and all things edible when Hannegan Farm & Home’s Matthew Aamott leads a “Ready, Set, Grow!” workshop at 6:30pm at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. Entry is free and all ages are welcome. 988-2501
    6:30pm
  • Wedding Dance Course: A five-session “Wedding Dance Crash Course” begins tonight from 6:30-8pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Whether you’re the bride and groom, the parents, in the wedding party, or simply a guest, this class will prepare you to shine on the reception dance floor. Janice Shepard will lead the classes. Entry is $69 per person or $125 per couple; the class continues through May 15. 383-3200 or http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
    6:30pm
  • Spicy Spring: Chef Robert Fong and bulk food manager Brooke Dimmick will teach a “Spice Up Your Spring” course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op’s Connection Building, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Intro to Improv: Sheila Goldsmith of Improv Playworks leads an “Awaken the Spontaneity” within introductory improv class from 7-9pm at 1415 Dupont St. Register in advance for the free workshop. 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.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, April 18, 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
  • You Can’t Take it With You: Bellingham High School’s Drama Department presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can’t Take it With You, at 7pm Wednesday though Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the school’s auditorium at 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $8. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • Red: Delve into abstract expressionist Mark Rothko’s life when John Logan’s Red opens this weekend with 8pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $5 on opening night and $10 otherwise. Additional showings happen April 25-27. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • The Secret Garden: META Performing Arts presents showings of The Secret Garden weekend at 7pm Thursday through 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 through April 28. http://www.lincolntheatre.org or www.metaperformingarts.org
    7:00pm
  • 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 through April 27. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Three Musketeers: Heroism and honor take center stage at showings of The Three Musketeers at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Little Theatre at Sehome High School, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets are $10. http://www.sehomedrama.weebly.com
    7:30pm
  • Dance Faculty Concert: Student performers will explore current dance interests through original choreography by Western Washington University dance faculty and others at the semiannual “Dance Faculty Concert” at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theatre. Tickets are $8-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Wine and Tulips Festival: 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
  • Spring Career Fair: Student and alumni job seekers looking for ways to connect directly with employers can attend a Spring Career Fair from 11am-3pm at Western Washington University’s Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Admission is free. 650-3240
    11:00am
  • Whatcom Owls: Bird photographer and former North Cascades Audubon Society president Joe Meche leads a presentation focused on “The Owls of Whatcom County” at a brown bag event at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Poetry and imagery: The Center for East Asian Studies at WWU hosts a presentation with Professor David Knechtges focusing on mountain imagery in medieval Chinese poetry at 4pm at the Western Library, room 164. Entry is free and open to the public. Western Library
    4:00pm
  • Jerri Mercer: Jazz and theater classics will be on the lineup when Jerri Lee Mercer 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
  • Used Book Sale: Anyone can show up to a Used Book Sale from 6-8pm at Lowell Elementary School, 935 14th St. 676-6400
    6:00pm
  • Mexican Kitchen: Seven different kinds of seafood will be used when Ana Jackson teaches a “Mexican Kitchen: Soup of the Seven Seas” course from 6-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Pig War Redux: Mike Vouri shares stories and images from his revised and expanded book The Pig War: Standoff at Griffin Bay at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. (The book was first published in 1999.) 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
  • 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 19, 2013 (28 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
  • You Can’t Take it With You: Bellingham High School’s Drama Department presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can’t Take it With You, at 7pm Wednesday though Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the school’s auditorium at 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $8. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • Red: Delve into abstract expressionist Mark Rothko’s life when John Logan’s Red opens this weekend with 8pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $5 on opening night and $10 otherwise. Additional showings happen April 25-27. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • The Secret Garden: META Performing Arts presents showings of The Secret Garden weekend at 7pm Thursday through 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 through April 28. http://www.lincolntheatre.org or www.metaperformingarts.org
    7:00pm
  • 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 through April 27. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Three Musketeers: Heroism and honor take center stage at showings of The Three Musketeers at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Little Theatre at Sehome High School, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets are $10. http://www.sehomedrama.weebly.com
    7:30pm
  • Dance Faculty Concert: Student performers will explore current dance interests through original choreography by Western Washington University dance faculty and others at the semiannual “Dance Faculty Concert” at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theatre. Tickets are $8-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Wine and Tulips Festival: 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 Producers: Skagit’s Theatre Arts Guild presents showings of the song-and-dance spectacular known as The Producers at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$40. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Cinderella: Western Washington University’s Opera Studio presents performances of Cinderella (Cendrillon) at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday 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
  • 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 and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at BAAY’s headquarters at 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Ben Franklin Live: Chautauqua performer Greg Robin Smith transforms into a historical character of note at “Benjamin Franklin Live!” presentation at 7pm Friday and Saturday and 5pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s Diversity Hall, 500 W. Section St. Hear about the founding of our nation and ask questions about everyday life in Colonial America. Entry is $10-$15. http://www.ben-franklin.org
    7:00pm
  • Blaine Pancake Breakfast: Pancakes, biscuits and gravy, waffles, French toast and more will be available at the monthly Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Entry is $4 for kids and $6 for adults. 332-8040
    8:00am
  • 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
  • The Secret Garden: META Performing Arts presents showings of The Secret Garden for the final weekend at 7pm Thursday through 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. http://www.lincolntheatre.org or www.metaperformingarts.org
    12:47pm
  • Worthy Fest: Hot Damn Scandal, the Staxx brothers, the Vonvettas, Johnny Monsoon, Fabulous Party Boys, Kai, Rude Voodoo, and Yogoman Burning Band are among a sampling of the performers who’ll be taking part in the 5th annual Worthy Fest happening from 1pm-2am Friday and 10am-2am Saturday at Deming’s Foothills Field, 6483 Mt. Baker Hwy. In addition to the two stages of music, there’ll also be mixed media performances, live screen-printing, food and much more. Tickets are $40 for one day or $60 for two, http://www.worthyfest.com
    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
  • Branch Out: Whatcom County Juvenile Detention Center teacher Suzanne Harris will be the keynote speaker at the Whatcom County Library Foundation’s gala fundraising dinner, “Branch Out,” from 5:30-8:30pm at Shuksan Golf Club. Harris will speak about the JDC Book Club, where teens share the power of the story and are able to explore choices in a safe way. Tickets are $40. http://www.wcls.org
    5:30pm
  • Mel Damski Talk: Director Mel Damski of TV’s Psych will helm an informal talk and question-and-answer session at 5:45pm at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Entry is free. Aspiring performers of all types are highly encouraged to attend this intimate and rare session with a true industry insider. http://www.baay.org
    5:45pm
  • Spring Showcase Reception: Peruse a variety of mediums (paintings, tile art, woodcarvings, jewelry, ceramics and photography) at a “Spring Showcase” reception from 6-8pm at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Admission is free. The works will be on display through June 27. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:00pm
  • Raising Spirits: Wine tastings, appetizers and live music by the Swing Gang will be part of a “Raising Spirits” Red Cross fundraiser at 7pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $75. http://www.redcross.org/mtbaker
    7:00pm
  • Political Book Discussion: Join Whatcom Democrats’ Political Book Discussion Group at 7pm at their offices at 1216 Bay St. The group meets on the last Tuesday of the month. 647-7661
    7:00pm
  • Bertolino and Boyle: Life partners and prolific poets James Bertolino and Anita Boyle will read from their new collection, Lit Wads, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Family Story Night: Pros from the Bellingham Storyteller’s Guild will share their talents at Family Story Night at 7pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Show up at 6pm for an hour of coaching and an intro to storytelling. Entry is free. 778-7188
    7:00pm
  • Music for the Masses: Instrumental and vocal performances by a variety of area artists can be heard at a “Music for the Masses” concert at 7pm at the Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, 1511 E. Broadway. Entry is free. http://www.mvpres.com
    7:00pm
  • Dances of Universal Peace: The monthly “Dances of Universal Peace” takes place from 7-9pm at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew Street Rd. Suggested donation is $5-$10. 733-5745
    7:00pm
  • Bull Riding Competition: Thirty-six bull riders will be matched with some of the toughest bulls in the country at a Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division event starting at 7:30pm at Lynden’s Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Riders will be competing for up to $25,000 in prize money. Entry is $23-$78. http://www.nwwafair.com
    7:30pm

Saturday, April 20, 2013 (40 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
  • You Can’t Take it With You: Bellingham High School’s Drama Department presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can’t Take it With You, at 7pm Wednesday though Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the school’s auditorium at 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $8. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • Red: Delve into abstract expressionist Mark Rothko’s life when John Logan’s Red opens this weekend with 8pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $5 on opening night and $10 otherwise. Additional showings happen April 25-27. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • The Secret Garden: META Performing Arts presents showings of The Secret Garden weekend at 7pm Thursday through 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 through April 28. http://www.lincolntheatre.org or www.metaperformingarts.org
    7:00pm
  • 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 through April 27. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Three Musketeers: Heroism and honor take center stage at showings of The Three Musketeers at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Little Theatre at Sehome High School, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets are $10. http://www.sehomedrama.weebly.com
    7:30pm
  • Dance Faculty Concert: Student performers will explore current dance interests through original choreography by Western Washington University dance faculty and others at the semiannual “Dance Faculty Concert” at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theatre. Tickets are $8-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Wine and Tulips Festival: 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 Producers: Skagit’s Theatre Arts Guild presents showings of the song-and-dance spectacular known as The Producers at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10-$40. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Cinderella: Western Washington University’s Opera Studio presents performances of Cinderella (Cendrillon) at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday 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
  • 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 and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at BAAY’s headquarters at 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Ben Franklin Live: Chautauqua performer Greg Robin Smith transforms into a historical character of note at “Benjamin Franklin Live!” presentation at 7pm Friday and Saturday and 5pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s Diversity Hall, 500 W. Section St. Hear about the founding of our nation and ask questions about everyday life in Colonial America. Entry is $10-$15. http://www.ben-franklin.org
    7:00pm
  • Recycled Art & Resource Expo: Allied Arts will host the annual Recyled Art & Resource Expo Saturday and Sunday throughout Bellingham. Art exhibits, workshops, live entertainment, green building tours and much, much more will be part of the free community event. Venues include the Bellingham Federal Building, Allied Arts, Whatcom Museum, Spark Museum, and more. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Tulip Pedal: The 32nd annual “Tulip Pedal” begins at 7am at La Conner Middle School, 305 N. Sixth St. The event offers three different rides on roads through the tulip fields of western Skagit County. Entry is $30-$35 (kids 14 and younger are free). Proceeds benefit the Skagit County EMS. http://www.skagitems.com
    7:00am
  • 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
  • Swedish Pancake Breakfast: Enjoy “Swedish pancakes made by Norwegians” at the monthly Swedish Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St. Entry is $3 for kids and $7 for adults. http://www.wergelandlodge.com
    8:00am
  • Ferndale Pancake Breakfast: A monthly fundraising Pancake Breakfast takes place from 8-11am at the Ferndale Senior Activity Center, 1999 Cherry St. Entry is $3 for kids and $6 for adults. 384-6244
    8:00am
  • Fun with the Fuzz: The annual “Fun with the Fuzz 5K” begins at 9am at the Bellingham Police Department, 505 Grand Ave. Entry is $20; 100 percent of the proceeds will support the Behind the Badge Foundation, which supports families of officers that are killed in the line of duty. http://www.funwiththefuzz.com
    9:00am
  • Earth Day Planting Project: Join REI, NSEA, WLT, and WCC for an Earth Day Service Project from 9am-12pm at Acme’s Landingstrip Creek. Those who take part will be planting hundreds of native trees and shrubs along the banks of the South Fork Nooksack River tributary. http://www.n-sea.org
    9:00am
  • Planting Day: Bring containers from home or purchase them onsite at a Planting Day event from 9am-2pm at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Gardner & Bloome Soil and plant horticulturist, Naomi Murray, will be on hand to do the planting. Please register in advance for the free event. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Earth Day 5K: Help support the environment and WWU’s Track and Field Program at the annual “Earth Day 5K and Alumni Run” beginning at 10am at the university’s track near the south end of campus. The scenic course goes throughout the campus and by each of the major sculptures. Entry is $10-$15. http://www.wwuearthday5k.org
    10:00am
  • Earth Day Planting Party: Join Skagit Fisheries for an Earth Day Planting Party from 10am-1pm at Mount Vernon’s Edgewater Park, 600 Behrens Millett Rd. Attendees will be planting natives, removing invasives and cleaning up the park. Tools, gloves and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP. http://www.skagitfisheries.org
    10:00am
  • Veggies and Herbs: “Basic Vegetable Gardening in Whatcom County” will be the focus of a free workshop at 10am at Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd. At 2pm, the focus will be on how to “Grow Your Own Herbs.” Please register in advance. http://www.bakerviewnursery.com
    10:00am
  • Ferndale Public Market Opening: Fresh produce and handcrafted products from Washington State and British Columbia will be available for perusal and purchase when the Ferndale Public Market opens for the season today from 10am-3pm at the town’s Centennial Riverwalk Park. The weekly market runs through Oct. 12. http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.com
    10:00am
  • Family Activity Day: As part of this weekend’s Recycled Art and Resource Expo, attend a “Family Activity Day: Earth Celebration” from 10am-4pm at the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Participants can make masks and accessories for the upcoming Procession of the Species, take green building tours and hear “earth tales” with storyteller Harper Stone. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    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
  • Skagit Writers League Talk: Copyright expert and lawyer Mark Wittow will join the Skagit Valley Writers League to present “Legal Issues for Writers: Copyright, Contract & More!” at 10:30am at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington St. Register in advance for the free, interactive seminar. http://www.skagitwriters.org
    10:30am
  • Writers in the Limelight: Pulitzer Prize-winning First Family author Joseph J. Ellis will be the focus of an onscreen author talk and interview as part of the “Writers in the Limelight” series at noon at the Pickford Film Center’s Limelight Cinema, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Entry is $5. http://www.pickfordcinema.org
    12:00pm
  • Twigshire Tales: Judi Light will read selections from her newly published book, The Magical World of Twigshire: A Feel-Good Book for All Ages, at 12pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Refreshments and “a little whimsy” will be provided. Entry is free. 332-8146
    12:00pm
  • Twigshire Tales: Judi Light will read selections from her newly published book, The Magical World of Twigshire: A Feel-Good Book for All Ages, at 12pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Refreshments and “a little whimsy” will be provided. Entry is free. 332-8146
    12:00pm
  • Brewery Tour: Sample a variety of locally produced beers at the monthly Brewery Tour starting at noon at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 W. Holly St. Entry is $5. http://www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com
    12:00pm
  • Ferndale Poetry Festival: “Behind the Curtain” will be the focus of the 8th annual Ferndale Poetry Festival taking place from 1-3pm at the Ferndale Public Library, 2007 Cherry St. Kevin Murphy will be the featured poet, and there’ll be artwork displayed by area middle school students. Sign up at the door for three-minute open mic readings. Entry is free. 820-4367 or http://www.ferndalepoetryfestival.blogspot.com
    1:00pm
  • Allen Frost Reading: Local author and librarian Allen Frost will read a few stories from his new book, Wonderful Stupid Man, at 3pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Copies of the tome will be available.
    3:00pm
  • Into the Light Reception: A reception for “Into the Light,” a spring photography exhibit featuring works by Elvira Butler and Alma Alexander, takes place from 3-5pm at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The works will be on display through April 30. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    3:00pm
  • 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
  • CD Art Release Party: Put your best ideas in, on or around a CD case in any media for a “CD Art Release Party” fundraiser happening from 6-9pm in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. All CDs will be sold for $20 with proceeds going to support more great programming at the space. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    6:00pm
  • Improv for Education: Join Communities in Schools for the 5th annual “Improv for Education” fundraiser from 6-9pm at Broadway Hall, 1300 Broadway. A live student improv comedy performance, dinner, live and silent auctions and a dessert dash will be part of the festivities. Tickets are $15-$35. 738-2803 or http://www.whatcomcounty.ciswa.org
    6:00pm
  • Long Journey Home: Leigh Newman, deputy editor and head of books coverage for Oprah.com, reads from her memoir, Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-Up World, One Long Journey Home, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Spring Poetry Evening: A “Rise Up” Spring Poetry Evening will feature readings by local poets—including those from the recently published Forest of Words teen poetry anthology—from 7-9pm at the Deming Public Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. 592-2422
    7:00pm

 

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