Week of Sunday, April 21, 2013
(109 events)

Sunday, April 21, 2013 (23 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hoop House Class: “Building Tunnels and Cold Frames” will be the focus of a workshop happening from 12-3pm at Everson’s Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. Entry is $30 and includes a hoop house you’ll build and be able to take home. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Manor Music: A number of area performers—Scot Raney, Mikayla Barem, Marvin Johnson, and Diane Leigh among them—will be joined by members of Mount Vernon High School’s acclaimed jazz program for a “Music in the Manor” fundraising concert at 1pm at the Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. Admission is by donation; proceeds go to the MVHS Jazz Band and Brigid Collins House. 647-1444
    1:00pm
  • Potato Particulars: “The Basics of Growing Potatoes” will be the focus of a free garden workshop hosted by the Master Gardener Foundation at 2pm at Ferndale’s Hovander Homestead Park. Registration is not necessary. http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu
    2:00pm
  • Bellingham Community Chorus: The Bellingham Community Chorus presents a “Spring Concert” at 3pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. The program will include choral music, folk, jazz, swing, Broadway tunes and more. Entry is by donation. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    3:00pm
  • Chamber Concert: The Glacier Bay Brass Quintet will play pieces by Burkhart, Ulman, Gillespie, Williams, and Sherwin as part of a Sunday Chamber Concert Series concert at 3pm at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2600 Lakeway Dr. Entry is free and open to the public. 733-1227
    3:00pm
  • Third Sunday Series: Talented youth from the community and young, world-class artists will perform at a new “Third Sunday at Three” series at 3pm at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. These inspiring youth will perform and strengthen their skills before a nurturing, enthusiastic audience. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    3:00pm
  • Climate Climb: As part of the upcoming “Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art” exhibit, international mountain guide Jason Martin leads a “Celebrate Ice and Climb for the Climate” presentation at 3pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The event will also provide details about two three-day Mt. Baker ascents that will be offered this summer. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    3:00pm
  • Poetry at MoNA: The Skagit River Poetry Foundation presents a poetry event featuring readings by regional wordsmiths James Bertolino, Paul Hansen, and Paul Hunter at 3pm at La Conner’s Museum of Northwest Art, 121 First Ave. Suggested donation is $10. http://www.skagitriverpoetry.org
    3:00pm
  • Cool Season Gardener: In honor of Earth Day, longtime gardening writer Bill Thorness will share tips from his book Cool Season Gardener at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome focuses on maintaining garden year-round even in dark, damp maritime climates. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com or www.coolseasongardener.com
    4:00pm
  • Southside Community Meal: Gather with friends, eat good food and listen to live music at the monthly Southside Community Meal from 5-6:30pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave. Meals are free; bring a potluck dessert to share. http://www.happyvalleyna.com
    5:00pm
  • Comedy Nite with Ralph Porter: Seattle’s Big Irish Jay Hollingsworth will headline a Comedy Nite performance at 8pm in Ferndale at Guido’s Italian, 5611 3rd St. The event will be hosted by DJ Clint Westwood and will also feature comedian Tyler Smith. Tickets are $10. http://www.facebook.com
    8:00pm

Monday, April 22, 2013 (4 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 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
  • Tortilla Class: Krista Rome teaches participants how to “Make Your Own Masa and Tortillas from Scratch” from 6:30-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Advice on growing good tortilla corn in the Pacific Northwest will also be provided. Entry is $20. 734-8158
    6:30pm
  • Group Poetry Reading: Local poets Caleb Barber, Emily Gordon, Jordan Hartt, Diane Henderson, Robert Hitt, Leanne Laux-Bachand, Anna Lenau, Rachel Mehl, Serena Stapish, Kami Westoff, Liz Vigmali and Jeremy Voigt will read from their works at a Group Poetry Reading at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 (5 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
  • Gardening Green: WSU Whatcom Extension offers up an eight-session “Gardening Green” landscaping class starting today from 9am-1pm at Bellingham’s Public Works Facility, 2221 Pacific St. The class, which is $75, continues Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 16. 671-3891
    9:00am
  • 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
  • Backpacking Basics: Learn how to choose a pack, select proper clothing and footwear and get notes on trail etiquette and a “Backpacking Basics” clinic at 6p at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free course. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Covington Cooking Class: Chefs from Covington Cellars, a boutique winery in Woodinville, lead “A Night with Covington Cellars Chef and Wine” 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

Wednesday, April 24, 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
  • Mayor’s Arts Awards: The Mount Baker Theatre, author and historian Janet Oakley, Ray Downey of the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Ballet Theatre, What’s Up! owners Brent and Becca Cole, Dee and Chuck Robinson, Mary Pat Thuma of the Bellingham Festival of Music, and Roosevelt Elementary’s Steve Morse will be honored at the 34th annual Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony at 5:30pm at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.cob.org
    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
  • Bedtime Stories for Grownups: Novelists Chuck Palahniuk, Chelsea Cain, and Monica Drake will take part in “Bedtime Stories for Grownups” from 6-10pm at the Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St. Attendees are asked to wear sleepover attire and bring pillows, flashlights, sleeping bags and/or blankets. Expect dirty stories, prizes and cocktails. Tickets are $30 and include one beverage and a signed copy of Drake’s new novel, The Stud Book. http://www.villagebooks.com or www.brownpaperticktes.com
    6:00pm
  • Spring Dinner Party: Seattle chef Olaiya Land leads a “Spring Dinner Party” course at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Kale and spring greens salad, carrot and leek soup and salt-crusted fish will be on the menu. Entry is $48. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • Paths to Publishing: Paul Hanson and Brendan Clark of Village Books will focus on “The Many Paths to Publishing” at this month’s Whatcom Writers and Publishers Dinner Meeting at 6:30pm at Nicki’s Bella Marina, 2615 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Food and drink will be available for purchase. http://www.whatcomwritersandpublishers.org
    6:30pm
  • Moon Walk: Area women can join Wild Whatcom Walks for a “Moon of the Budding Trees” walk from 7-9pm in Whatcom County (location will be revealed upon registration). Entry is $7. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    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 25, 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
  • Red: Delve into abstract expressionist Mark Rothko’s life when John Logan’s Red shows for the final weekend with 8pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Filling the Void: Women’s bodies, voices, food and culture will be covered when actress and storyteller Anneliese Kamola presents her one-woman show, “Filling the Void,” at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $10-$15. 89-6418 or http://www.storypocket.net
    7:30pm
  • Legally Blonde: The stage version of Legally Blonde can be seen for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thurs. and 8pm Fri.-Sat, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to see the musical are $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Wine and Tulips Festival: The 9th annual Spring Wine & Tulips Festival takes place from 11am-6pm Thursday through Sunday 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
  • Welcoming Party: Join artists in Skagit and Whatcom Counties to welcome Christopher Shainin, the newly appointed executive director of the Museum of Northwest Art, to the community at 5-7pm in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. This informal social will be a great way to learn more about Christopher's vision for the museum and enjoy the company of your fellow artists. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    5:00pm
  • Strange Bedfellows Closing Reception: A closing reception for “Strange Bedfellows” happens from 5-7pm at the Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St. The collaborative, invitational exhibit also featured works that have been on display through April at Make.Shift Art Space, 306 Flora St. http://www.luciadouglas.com or www.makeshiftproject.com
    5:00pm
  • After Hours Arts: As part of the “After Hours Arts” series, celebrate Earth Day with green drinks, green tours and more from 5-8pm at Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Entry is free with $5 Thursday admission. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    5:00pm
  • Future of Business Conference: “Inspiration and Innovation” will be the theme of Sustainable Connections’ 9th annual “Future of Business” Conference Thursday and Friday in Bellingham. A kickoff keynote speech and reception takes place from 5:30-8pm Thursday at the Depot Market Square, and the conference takes place from 9am-4pm Friday at the Leopold, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Check the website to see the list of speakers and workshops. Entry is $139-$169. http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    5:30pm
  • Duo Lido: Violinist Terhi Miikki-Broersma and pianist Gaye Davis—also known as Duo Lido—perform 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
  • Full of Fiber: Chef and dietician Kara Siedman helms a “Full of Fiber” class from 6-8pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $15. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:00pm
  • Writing for Children: Local author Lois V. Harris will teach a “Writing for Children” workshop from 6:30-8pm tonight and again May 2 at Mount Vernon’s Skagit Valley College. Entry is $49. (360) 416-7638
    6:30pm
  • On Sushi: Learn how to roll your own at an “On Sushi” course with Robert Fong from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Cost is $49 (a sake option is available for an additional $9). 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Romance of Grace: Jim McNeely, a Blaine pastor and elder at Dakota Creek Christian Center, shares ideas from his new book The Romance of Grace at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Health Care Meeting: “Sugar Coating a Bitter Pill,” a discussion of American’s excessive health care costs, will be the focus of United for National Healthcare meting at 7pm at St. Luke’s Community Health Ed Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. 398-2295 or http://www.unitedforhealthcare.org
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fitness Forum: Ultra-runner Daniel Probst will lead a “Mountain Running 101” Fitness Forum at 7:15pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. In addition to giving sage advice, he’ll share how the newly formed Cascade Mountain Runners can help. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    7:15pm
  • 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
  • Caretaker’s House Discussion: Steve Wilson, board president of the Center for Local Self-Reliance, will present a brief history of Fairhaven Park and the significance of the caretaker’s house and garden there at 7:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. 778-7188
    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 26, 2013 (15 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
  • Red: Delve into abstract expressionist Mark Rothko’s life when John Logan’s Red shows for the final weekend with 8pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Filling the Void: Women’s bodies, voices, food and culture will be covered when actress and storyteller Anneliese Kamola presents her one-woman show, “Filling the Void,” at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $10-$15. 89-6418 or http://www.storypocket.net
    7:30pm
  • Legally Blonde: The stage version of Legally Blonde can be seen for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thurs. and 8pm Fri.-Sat, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to see the musical are $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Wine and Tulips Festival: The 9th annual Spring Wine & Tulips Festival takes place from 11am-6pm Thursday through Sunday 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
  • Rally for the Cure: Be part of a fun round robin tennis tournament, try out the latest racquets and help raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation at a “Rally for the Cure” event happening from 9am-1pm at the Bellingham Tennis Club, 800 McKenzie Ave. Entry is $20. http://www.bellinghamtennis.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 Garden Cooking Class: “The Edible Spring Garden” will be the focus of a cooking class at noon in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Cost is $20. http://www.gretchenskitchen.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
  • Whatcom Literacy Council’s Trivia Bee: i>Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings will be on hand to co-host the Whatcom Literacy Council’s 17th annual Trivia Bee and Silent Auction starting at 6pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. More than 25 teams will compete, and all proceeds will support the Council provide literacy tutoring to adults in Whatcom County. Tickets to view the action are $10 per person or $25 per family. http://www.whatcomliteracy.org
    6:00pm
  • Rose McAleese Poetry: Seattle poet and filmmaker Rose McAleese reads from her Strong.Female.Character collection at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Farm-to-School Celebration: Sample four new lunch menus featuring locally grown ingredients and cast your vote for the winner as part of the Whatcom Farm-to-School Celebration from 7-9pm at Squalicum High School, 3773 E. McLeod Rd. The first-place menu will be served in participating schools throughout Whatcom County and at Western Washington University. Performers and farmers will be part of the free fun. http://www.whatcomfarmtoschool.org
    7:00pm
  • Northwest Flamenco Tour: Dancer Savannah Fuentes, singer Jesus Montoya, and guitarist Pedro Cortes will perform as part of the Ciudades Northwest Flamenco Tour at 8pm at the Blue Horse Gallery, 301 W. Holly St. Tickets are $10-$35. http://www.bluehorsegallery.com or www.brownpapertickets.com
    8:00pm
  • On Ensemble: Ensemble Japanese drumming with elements of hip-hop, jazz, rock and electronics can be heard when the Anacortes Arts Festival presents a concert with the On Ensemble at 8pm at Anacortes High School, 1600 20th St. Tickets are $10-$15. http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
    8:00pm

Saturday, April 27, 2013 (42 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
  • Red: Delve into abstract expressionist Mark Rothko’s life when John Logan’s Red shows for the final weekend with 8pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Filling the Void: Women’s bodies, voices, food and culture will be covered when actress and storyteller Anneliese Kamola presents her one-woman show, “Filling the Void,” at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $10-$15. 89-6418 or http://www.storypocket.net
    7:30pm
  • Legally Blonde: The stage version of Legally Blonde can be seen for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thurs. and 8pm Fri.-Sat, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to see the musical are $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Wine and Tulips Festival: The 9th annual Spring Wine & Tulips Festival takes place from 11am-6pm Thursday through Sunday 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
  • CharterFest: Climb aboard boats available for sale, charter or both at the annual “CharterFest” from 10am-4pm Saturday and 10am-3pm Sunday at Squalicum Harbor, 722 Coho Way. More than 50 sailboats and powerboats will be on display, and representatives from local boating companies will be on hand to answer questions. Entry is free. http://www.portofbellingham.com
    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
  • Pancake Breakfast: Pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee will be on the menu at a fundraising Community Pancake Breakfast from 8-10:30am at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Entry is $3 for kids and $5 for adults. 354-4501
    8:00am
  • Pioneer Dash: Sign up for the annual Pioneer Dash 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids Dash starting with registration at 8:30am at Ferndale’s Hovander Homestead Park. Entry is $10-$11. Proceeds benefit Pioneer Meadows Montessori School athletic grounds and farm animal exhibit at Hovander Park. 758-4098
    8:30am
  • Hypertufa Class: Make your own English-style Hypertufa trough at a “Make It and Take It” class starting at 9am at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Cost is $35 and includes all supplies. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Work Party: Join staff from the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for a Work Party from 9am-12pm at the NSEA Nursery, which is located at the intersection of E. Bakerview Road and Hannegan Road. You’ll be helping get the nursery ready for the summer season. http://www.n-sea.org
    9:00am
  • DUPI Plant Sale: Ferndale's DUPI Garden Club will host its annual Plant and Bake Sale from 9am-2pm in the parking lot of the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Annuals, perennials and baked goods will be on hand. 384-4262
    9:00am
  • Island Chicks Market: Peruse antiques, vintage, repurposed, refreshed and handmade treasures for the home and garden at the Island Chicks Spring Vintage Market from 9am-4pm at the Port of Anacortes, 100 Commercial Ave. More than 30 vendors will be on hand. Entry is $5 per person; $3 with a food item (to be donated to the Anacortes Food Bank). http://www.anacortes.org
    9:00am
  • Apple Blossom Festival: Experience the beauty of the season at the first-ever Apple Blossom Festival happening from 9am-9pm Saturday and 9am-5pm Sunday at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. In addition to train rides, blossom talks, live music and family activities, there’ll be food and drink specials, distillery tastings, apple blossom cocktails and more. Entry is $3. Reservations are recommended for distillery tours, which are $10. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    9:00am
  • Mission Ride: Motorcyclists can support the Lighthouse Mission by taking part in the inaugural “Mission Ride” beginning at 9:30am in Ferndale at the Good News Fellowship Church, 1252 W. Axton Rd. Admission for riders is $20, plus $10 for passengers. (360) 671-1562
    9:30am
  • Linuxfest Northwest: The 14th annual Linuxfest Northwest gathering takes place from 9:30am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Settlemyer Family Hall at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. The Fest features Linux and open source experts and aficionados sharing their experience and enthusiasm with a wide variety of free and open source technologies. Entry is free. http://www.linuxfestnorthwest.org
    9:30am
  • Tomato Talk: “Growing Tomatoes in Whatcom County” will be the focus of a free workshop at 10am at Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd. Please register in advance. http://www.bakerviewnursery.com
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Bike Ride: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a 15- to 17-mile ride around Bellingham today. Meet at 10am at Sunnyland Elementary. 647-8606 or http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    10:00am
  • Deming Book Club: Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks will be the focus of the Deming Book Club’s monthly meeting from 10am-12pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. All adults are welcome. 592-2422
    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
  • Ferndale Farmers Market: Fresh produce and handcrafted products from Washington State and British Columbia will be available for perusal and purchase at the Ferndale Public Market from 10am-3pm at the town’s Centennial Riverwalk Park. The weekly market runs through Oct. 12. http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.com
    10:00am
  • Used Book Sale: Attend a Spring Used Book Sale from 10am-3pm in the sales room behind Peoples Bank across from the Everson McBeath Library, 104 Kirch Dr. 966-5100
    10:00am
  • Art of Gardening: Regional vendors, display gardens and exhibitors with a focus on backyard farming, gardening and art specifically designed for the garden will be part of the inaugural “Art of Gardening” event from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday in Anacortes at the Depot Community and Arts Center, 611 R Ave. Entry is free. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    10:00am
  • Yacht Club Open House: During this weekend’s CharterFest, the Bellingham Yacht Club will host its once-a-year Open House from 10am-6pm at its digs at 2626 S. Harbor Loop Rd. Experts will be on hand to answers questions, and there’ll be info on sailing and social programs and more. A free beer tasting event happens from 2-6pm, and there’ll be live music. http://www.byc.org
    10:00am
  • Family Nature Club: Discover who is eating whom at a “Low Tide Adventures” Family Nature Club outing with Wild Whatcom Walks from 11:30am-1pm at Marine Park. Registration is required. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    11:30am
  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: Boys and men wearing women’s footwear will march in solidarity to end violence against women at the annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County starting at 1pm at Bellingham’s Maritime Heritage Park. The event ends with an after-party at Boundary Bay Brewery. Entry is free, but donations are encouraged—as is fundraising. http://www.dvsas.org
    1:00pm
  • Slow Art Day: Celebrate Slow Art Day by taking tours with docents of “Jim Olson: Art in Architecture” at 1pm and 2pm at Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Entry is free with admission. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    1:00pm
  • Clay Class: Sue Roberts leads workshop focused on small clay portrait busts from 1-5pm in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. The class will be appropriate for both beginning and experienced artists. Cost is $50. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    1:00pm
  • Artist Trust Talk: Jean Behnke of Artist Trust At-Large talks about ways to give your arts career a boost at a free talk at 2pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Learn how artists of all disciplines can utilize Artist Trust's essential resources, grants, career training and tips, exhibition and performance opportunities. http://www.artisttrust.org
    2:00pm
  • Hard Hat Open House: A “Hard Hat” Open House takes place from 2-4pm at the new South Whatcom Public Library in Sudden Valley, Gate 2 (follow the signs for the Community Center). See the progress made by the incredible volunteers who have been renovating an old horse barn to become a branch of the Whatcom County Library System, and have snacks ad meet the volunteers. 306-1800
    2:00pm
  • The Mountain Runners: Attend a viewing of The Mountain Runners at 3pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. The locally produced documentary follows the first American adventure race on Mt. Baker. Entry is free. 966-5100
    3:00pm
  • Spaghetti Feed: An all-you-can eat Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser takes place from 3-6pm at Ferndale’s American Legion Hall, 5537 Second Ave. Funds raised benefit Team American Softball and Operation Comfort Warrior. http://www.legion.org
    3:00pm
  • CAB Reading, Goat Talk: A multi-author reading featuring scribes from the Conversations Across Borders Literary Journal begins at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 7pm, Seattle’s Jennie Grant shares ideas from her book, City Goats: The Goat Justice League’s Guide to Backyard Goat Keeping. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Heritage Dinner: Western Washington University’s African Caribbean Club will host a Heritage Dinner from 5:30-9pm at the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Entry is $10 for students and $4 general. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    5:30pm
  • 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
  • April Brews Day: More than 30 local and regional breweries will have their drinkable goods available for sampling at the annual “April Brews Day: A Micro Brewery Affair” from 6:30-10pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Tickets are $20-$25 general and $35 for a VIP pass. 733-1828 or http://www.maxhigbee.org
    6:30pm
  • Contra Dance: Northern Contraband will provide live tunes at tonight’s Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. No partner is needed, and no experience is necessary. Entry is $6-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Kulshan Chorus: The Walrus will join the 90-plus members of the Kulshan Chorus for a 25th anniversary concert and Beatles Sing-Along at 7:30pm at Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center. This will also be the final concert under the direction of Roger Griffith, who is retiring as the chorus director. Tickets are $7-$16. http://www.kulshanchorus.org or www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Valley Chorale: “Celebrating in Song” will the focus of Skagit Valley Chorale performances at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The highlight of the show will be Mozart’s “Grand Mass in C Minor.” Tickets are $16-$25. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • North Cascades Concert Band: “Music Made in America” will be the theme of North Cascades Concert Band’s spring performances at 7:30pm Saturday at Bellingham High School and 3pm Sunday at Anacortes High School’s Brodniak Hall. Entry is $5-$12. http://www.nccband.org
    7:30pm
  • Joey Pipia’s Delusions of Grandeur: The invisible and original world-class magic of acclaimed magician Joey Pipia can be seen when the performer brings his “Delusions of Grandeur” show to Bellingham for an 8pm show at the Bellingham Circus Guild’s Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Tickets are $10-$15. (800) 838-3006 or http://www.brownpapertickets.com
    8:00pm

 

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