Week of Sunday, April 28, 2013
(116 events)

Sunday, April 28, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Dan Harris Challenge: Rowers, pullers and paddlers will race each other along the Fairhaven and Chuckanut shorelines as part of the annual “Dan Harris Challenge” kicking off an 9am at Boulevard Park (before the Dirty Dan Festival in Fairhaven gets underway). Entry is $25-$50. http://www.danharrischallenge.com
    9:00am
  • Brews Day Brunch: Make reservations now for a morning-after April Brews Day Brunch from 9am-1pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is $10. 647-5593 or http://www.bbaybrewery.org
    9:00am
  • Bellingham Repertory Auditions: Bellingham Repertory Dance will hold a free audition for its 2013-2014 season from 10am-12pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Dancers should arrive 15 minutes early to complete their registration. http://www.bhamrep.org
    10:00am
  • Dirty Dan Day: Fairhaven’s annual celebration of seafood and the “unscrubbed” community founder Dirty Dan Harris, Dirty Dan Day, happens today from 10am-4pm in historic Fairhaven. In addition to the Dan Harris Challenge, there’ll be live music, a salmon toss, the world’s only Uphill Piano Race, a beer and wine garden, a cupcake eating contest, a Chowder Cookoff, and more. Entry is free. Tickets to sample the chowder are $10. http://www.fairhaven.com
    10:00am
  • Pottery Demos: Several potters will demonstrate wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques from 12-4pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. Entry is free. 671-3998 or http://www.goodearthpots.com
    12:00pm
  • Procession of the Species Workshop: Local artist Christian Anne Smith will be teaching a free workshop focusing on costumes for the upcoming Procession of the Species parade from 12:30-3pm at Maritime Heritage Park’s Environmental Learning Center, 514 W. Holly St. Entry is free. http://www.bpots.org or www.chirstianannesmith.com
    12:30pm
  • Native Plant Walk: As part of Native Plant Week, join the Koma Kulshan Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society for a Spring Plant Walk from 1:30-3:30pm at Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve Park. Entry is free, and no registration is required. 319-6988 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    1:30pm
  • Kings of Mongrel Folk: Country, blues, klezmer, bluegrass, gospel and more can be heard when the duo known as Kings of Mongrel Folk perform at 2pm at Nancy’s Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.nancysfarm.com or www.mongrelfolk.com
    2:00pm
  • Morris Graves Selected Letters: Vicki Halper will read selections from her new book, Morris Graves Selected Letters, at 2pm in La Conner at Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial St. http://www.gallerycygnus.com
    2:00pm
  • Beyond Belief: Hear personal stories from women who’ve experienced and rejected extreme religions when Cami Ostman, Susan Tive, Elise Brianne Curtin, Colleen Haggerty, and Pam Helberg share stories from Beyond Belief at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Dreams for Tibet: Tibetan dancing and music will be part of a “Dreams for Tibet” fundraiser from 4-6pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Tickets are $20-$25. (206) 713-7325
    4:00pm
  • Art of Jazz: Wayne Horvitz and Robin Holcomb present “Piano Duos: Two Approaches” at the Jazz Project’s monthly Art of Jazz concert from 4-6:30pm at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Entry is $10-$16. http://www.jazzproject.org
    4:00pm
  • Camp Stove Potluck: An inaugural Camp Stove Potluck happens from 5-7:30pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. Your food item must be something that can be prepared in the backcountry, and it should be pre-made and use beer as one of the ingredients. Entry is $3. http://www.backcountryessentials.net
    5:00pm
  • Kings Men of Song: The gospel choir known as Kings Men of Song will perform from 6:15-8:30pm at Hope in Christ Church, 710 E. Sunset Dr. A freewill offering will be taken to benefit Lighthouse Mission Ministries. http://www.thelighthousemission.org
    6:15pm
  • Poets on Fire: As part of National Poetry Month, attend a “Poets on Fire” group poetry reading with Ryler Dustin, Susan J. Erickson, Kevin Murphy, Allison Preisinger, Caitlin Elizabeth Thomson, and John Burgess from 7-9pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Suggested donation is $5. 398-7870 or http://www.egressstudio.com
    7:00pm

Monday, April 29, 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
  • Kayaking Basics: Sharmon Hill will lead a “Kayaking Basics” clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Equipment, apparel, trip planning and transportation will be covered. Register in advance for the free workshop. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Pinxtos and Paella: Mataio Gillis, Shawn Warner, and Doug Doolittle will take part in a “Pintxos and Paella” dinner and cooking class at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry is $55 and includes tapas, dinner and dessert. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • Canning 101: Susy Hymas helms at “Canning 101” course starting tonight from 6:30-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. The course covers the techniques and equipment you will need to safely can fruit, quick pickles, salsa, jams, pressure canning vegetables, seafood, and meats. Additional classes happen May 6 and 13. Cost is $59. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Cinco de Mayo Class: Chef Carreon will lead a class focused on “Cinco de Mayo” courses 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
  • Open Mic: Local writer and teacher Laurel Leigh will helm the monthly literary focused Open Mic at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and share their stories, poems and essays. Sign up in advance. 671-2626
    7:00pm

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 (7 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
  • Eating With the Stars: Guest Chef Robert Cortez will lead an “Eating With the Stars” class and dinner at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. The event will feature the personal favorite dishes of some of Hollywood’s top actors and rock stars—many of whom Cortez has cooked for. Entry is $48. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • Cooking with Greens: A “Well FED Greens Cooking Class” begins at 6:30pm at Mount Vernon’s Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S. First St. Participants will be learning how to make meals such as coconut milk-braised greens, dandelion greens with vinaigrette, hearty greens soup and a “creamed” kale. Register in advance for the free course. http://www.skagitfoodcoop.com
    6:30pm
  • Oil and Vinegar: Chef Andy Nguyen will focus on “Oil and Vinegar: A New Frontier” at a cooking class from 6:30-8:30pm at Mount Vernon’s Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Carrion Birds: Seattle author Urban Waite reads from his latest literary noir tome, The Carrion Birds, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Community Art Show: Works by Melissa Laws, Doug Kar, 
Taj Williams, 
Casey Scalf, 
Thayne Yazzie , Scott Rickey, Jess King and others can be seen at a Community Art Show starting at 9pm at Glow Nightclub, 202 E. Holly St. http://www.glowbellingham.com
    9:00pm

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 (9 events)

  • Green Drinks: Learn more about Re Sources exciting work in our community at the monthly Green Drinks gathering from 4-7pm at RE Sources Sustainable Living Center, 2309 Meridian St. You can also tour the community garden and office, meet the board and staff and find out how you can plug in. http://www.re-sources.org
    4:00pm
  • Fire and Ice Benefit: Celebrate the history and future of the Whatcom Museum at a “Fire & Ice” benefit from 5:30-9pm at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club, 3729 Meridian St. Tickets are $75. 778-8939 or http://www.whatcommuseum.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
  • Spice Bazaar: Jesse Otero offers a “Spice Bazaar” course from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Cost is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Gifts of the Crow: Illustrator, sculptor and author Tony Angell and John Marzluff, a Professor of Wildlife Scene at the U of W, will share stories and slides from their book Gifts of the Crow at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Take Back the Night: The AS Women’s Center at WWU takes a stance against violence in our community as part of the annual “Take Back the Night” rally and march starting at 7pm at the school’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Afterward, people of marginalized gender identities are invited to march downtown while the men will gather in the Performing Arts Center Plaza for a candlelit vigil. (360) 942-8629 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    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
  • Garden Club Meeting: Dr. Carol Miles will focus on vegetable grafting at a talk at the Birchwood Garden Club’s monthly meeting at 7pm at Whatcom Museum’s Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect St. All are welcome. http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
    7:30pm

Thursday, May 2, 2013 (16 events)

  • Firehall Cafe Grand Opening: Food and drink specials, artist demos, door prizes, family activities and live music will be part of a Grand Opening celebration happening Thursday through Saturday at the Firehall Café at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. 354-3600 or http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    12:00am
  • Little Shop of Horrors: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild opens Little Shop of Horrors this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Additional performances of the popular musical take place though May 19. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Land Trust Speaker: Dale Mikkelson, manager of planning and sustainability at Simon Frasier University, will be the guest speaker at a Kulshan Community Land Trust Business Leadership Luncheon from 11:30am-1:30pm at Bellingham Golf & Country Club, 3729 Meridian St. http://www.kushanclt.org
    11:30am
  • Allegra: Join Bellingham Sings director Ann MacDonald and the Allegra women’s choir as they celebrate with songs and poetry focusing on water at a Brown Bag concert at 12:30p at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Teruya Talk: Tokyo-born artist Yuken Teruya leads an “Art Watering the Seeds of Social Change” presentation at 4pm at WWU’s SMATE building, room 120. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-3660
    4:00pm
  • Climbing Symposium: Various educational clinics put on by experienced climbers and guides will be part of a Backcountry Essentials-hosted Climbing Symposium from 4-7pm at WWU’s Wade King Student Recreation Center, 2100 Bill McDonald Pkwy. There’ll also be a shoe demo. Entry is free and open to all ages and climbing skill levels. 543-5678 or http://www.backcountryessentials.net
    4:00pm
  • Andy Koch: Andy Koch of the Badd Dog Blues Society will perform at a free gig from 5:30-7:30pm at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Good Time Girls Fundraiser: Help raise green for the Good Time Girls’ feature-length documentary at a fundraiser at 6pm at Bayou on Bay’s Oyster Bar, 1300 Bay St. Tickets are $25 and include a glass of bubbly, oysters and appetizers. There’ll also be live music performed by Good Time Girl Sarah Goodin. http://www.goodtimegirlsfilm.com
    6:00pm
  • Mexican Kitchen: Get ready for Cinco de Mayo when Ana Jackson teaches a “Mexican Kitchen: Baked Chiles Rellenos” course from 6-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Big League: Learn more about Seattle’s storied history with major league baseball when Bill Mullins shares stories from Becoming Big League at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 383-3320 or wwww.whatcom.brownpapertickets.com
    7:00pm
  • Genetic Rivers: World-renowned biologist Janis Roze will present and talk about his film Genetic Rivers at 7pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • Corbin Keep: Cello-centric music in a variety of genres can be heard when Corbin Keep—a.k.a. the “Wild Cellist”—gives a solo concert at 7:30pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Suggested donation is $12-$15. 671-6327 or http://www.wildcellist.com
    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
  • Brooks McBeth Standup: Nationally touring comedian Brooks McBeth will bring his standup talents to Bellingham for a 10pm gig at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. McBeth was voted one of the top 12 comedians to watch in 2013, so chances are the $12 ticket price will make the event worth a look-see. http://www.theupfront.com
    10:00pm

Friday, May 3, 2013 (20 events)

  • Firehall Cafe Grand Opening: Food and drink specials, artist demos, door prizes, family activities and live music will be part of a Grand Opening celebration happening Thursday through Saturday at the Firehall Café at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. 354-3600 or http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    12:00am
  • Little Shop of Horrors: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild opens Little Shop of Horrors this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Additional performances of the popular musical take place though May 19. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Improvathon: The 27-hour annual Improvathon begins at 8pm Friday night and continues until the 10pm show Saturday night at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. A new show starts every hour, on the hour, and features some of te venue's most popular formats. Tickets are $5-$10 depending on the hour. "Hardcore" passes are available for $35, and you can also purchase a "Stay As Long as You Can" pass for $20. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Abilene: Follow Captain Gideon Harris and his struggles to bring the first cattle drive to the town of Abilene, Kansas, when Ben Eisner’s five-part serial play, Abilene opens this week with 8pm and 10pm shows Friday and Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tune in for a new episode each weekend through June 1. Tickets are $10 per show or $35 for all five. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Cabaret: New works in experimental formats created by Western Washington University students and faculty can be seen at “Cabaret” performances at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the school’s Performing Arts Center. In addition to dance performances, there’ll be theater, song, poetry and improvisation. Tickets are $5. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    8:00pm
  • Rummage Sale: Attend a Rummage Sale from 8:30am-3pm Friday and Saturday at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Funds earned go toward mission projects. 734-3720
    8:30am
  • Driving Miss Daisy: The Alger Lookout Thespian Association opens its production of Driving Miss Daisy this weekend with shows at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday at Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. Tickets are $12-$14; matinee tickets are $10. Additional showings take place May 10-11 and 17-19. http://www.altatheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Community Band: Attend the Skagit Community Band’s annual spring concert, “Stella by Starlight,” at 7:30pm Friday at La Conner’s Maple Hall, and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall. Tickets are $10-$15 per person or $30 per family. http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
    7:30pm
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour and WCC Anniversary: Help celebrate Whatcom Community College’s 40th anniversary at the taping of the monthly Chuckanut Radio Hour at 5:30pm at the school’s Heiner Theater, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Tickets are $50 and, in addition to the regular readings, music and skits, will also include food, wine and beer. Space is limited, so RSVP soon. 383-3320 or wwww.whatcom.brownpapertickets.com
    5:30pm
  • Gallery Walk: Galleries and businesses will keep their doors open later than usual as part of the monthly Gallery Walk from 6-9pm throughout http://www.anacortesart.com
    6:00pm
  • Anchor Opening: Attend an opening reception for “The Harmony of Science” from 6-9pm in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 commercial Ave. The exhibit, which focuses on the color white as both ground and palette in a variety of media, features works by Alma Chaney, Aaron Haba,Trish Maharam,and Timea Tihanyi. See it through June 16. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    6:00pm
  • Children’s Art Walk: Stroll throughout downtown Bellingham and peruse thousands of artworks from kids hung in the windows and walls of various galleries and businesses from 6-9pm as part of the annual Children’s Art Walk. Check out the lineup on the Downtown Bellingham website. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Patricia Elliott Fundraiser: Attend “An Evening of Wine, Chocolate and Live Piano Music” at a fundraiser for Dr. Patricia Elliott from 6-9pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Entry to the event—which includes an auction—is $10 per person or $20 per family. Funds raised will go to Dr. Elliott, a naturopath in Bellingham who is suffering from a viral brain infection. 920-1145
    6:00pm
  • Kids Perform the Strangest Things: “Kids Perform the Strangest Things” will be part of Children’s Art Walk festivities at 7pm at the Bellingham Children’s Theatre’s Little Studio Up Top, 1412 Cornwall Ave. 734-9999
    7:00pm
  • Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse: The Neighborhood Playhouse presents showings of Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse at 7pm Friday and 2pm and 5pm Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets to see the adaptation of the popular book by Kevin Kenkes are $8 for kids and $12 for adults. Additional showings happen May 10-12. http://www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net
    7:00pm
  • Mary’s Memoir: June Kerr shares stories and ideas from her new book Rabonni, My Love: A Memoir of Jesus’ Wife, Mary Magdalene, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The “daring new novel” treats the historic figure as Jesus’ wife and the mother of his children. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: New York’s Andre and Noah VanNorstrand will provide live music at tonight’s Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Sara VanNorstrand will do the calling. Suggested donation is $6 for students and $8-$10 general. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Early Music Festival Concert: As part of the Salish Sea Early Music Festival, performers Ingrid Matthews (baroque violin), Susie Napper (baroque cello), Jeffrey Cohan (baroque flute), and Hans-Jurgen Schnoor (harpsichord) will perform chamber music via the “Baroque Trio Sonata” at 7:30pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Suggested donation is $5 for students and $15-$20 general. http://www.salishseafestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Poetry and Music: The Skagit River Poetry Foundation brings Irish poet and songwriter Tony Curtis to Skagit County to share his talents at a 7:30pm performance at the Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce St. Entry is by donation. http://www.conwaymuse.com
    7:30pm

Saturday, May 4, 2013 (38 events)

  • Firehall Cafe Grand Opening: Food and drink specials, artist demos, door prizes, family activities and live music will be part of a Grand Opening celebration happening Thursday through Saturday at the Firehall Café at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. 354-3600 or http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    12:00am
  • Little Shop of Horrors: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild opens Little Shop of Horrors this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Additional performances of the popular musical take place though May 19. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Improvathon: The 27-hour annual Improvathon begins at 8pm Friday night and continues until the 10pm show Saturday night at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. A new show starts every hour, on the hour, and features some of te venue's most popular formats. Tickets are $5-$10 depending on the hour. "Hardcore" passes are available for $35, and you can also purchase a "Stay As Long as You Can" pass for $20. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Abilene: Follow Captain Gideon Harris and his struggles to bring the first cattle drive to the town of Abilene, Kansas, when Ben Eisner’s five-part serial play, Abilene opens this week with 8pm and 10pm shows Friday and Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tune in for a new episode each weekend through June 1. Tickets are $10 per show or $35 for all five. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Cabaret: New works in experimental formats created by Western Washington University students and faculty can be seen at “Cabaret” performances at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the school’s Performing Arts Center. In addition to dance performances, there’ll be theater, song, poetry and improvisation. Tickets are $5. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    8:00pm
  • Rummage Sale: Attend a Rummage Sale from 8:30am-3pm Friday and Saturday at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Funds earned go toward mission projects. 734-3720
    8:30am
  • Driving Miss Daisy: The Alger Lookout Thespian Association opens its production of Driving Miss Daisy this weekend with shows at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday at Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. Tickets are $12-$14; matinee tickets are $10. Additional showings take place May 10-11 and 17-19. http://www.altatheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Community Band: Attend the Skagit Community Band’s annual spring concert, “Stella by Starlight,” at 7:30pm Friday at La Conner’s Maple Hall, and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall. Tickets are $10-$15 per person or $30 per family. http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
    7:30pm
  • Rare Plant Sale: A wide variety of rare, reasonably prices garden perennials, agave trees and shrubs can be picked up at a Rare Garden Plant Benefit Sale from 9am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday in Ferndale at 1685 Grandview Pl. Funds raise will benefit the Community Empowerment Network. http://www.endruralpoverty.org
    10:00am
  • Fairhaven Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:00am
  • Haggen to Haggen 5K: The annual “Haggen to Haggen” 5K Fun Run & Walk begins at 8am at the Sehome Village Haggen Store, 210 36th St. Entry is $5-$22; funds raised will help provide a better quality running experience for low-income high school students through running shoe vouchers, track workouts and equipment updates. http://www.haggen.com
    8:00am
  • Birchwood Plant Sale: Annuals, perennials, shrubs, vines, veggie starts, ornamental grasses, herbs and more will be for sale at the Birchwood Garden Club’s 21st annual Plant Sale from 9am-12pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
    9:00am
  • Rock Trail Project: Join Chuckanut Conservancy for a work party from 9am-2pm to help build the last short section of the new Rock Trail at Larrabee State Park. This scenic trail passes below extensive sandstone cliffs and giant boulders to connect the Cyrus Gates Overlook at the end of the Cleator Road with the Lost Lake Trail below. Please register in advance. http://www.chuckanutconservancy.blogspot.com
    9:00am
  • Llama Education Day: The 6th annual Llama and Alpaca Information Day takes place from 9am-5pm at JNK Llama Farm, 5015 Sand Rd. Numerous classes on care will be offered, and there’ll be plenty of experts on hand to answer questions. Future and current owners are encouraged, but animals will not be sold during the event. Entry is free. http://www.nas.com/jnkllamas
    9:00am
  • Have a Heart Run: Help raise funds for Community Action of Skagit County at the “Have a Heart” 5K and 10K run and walk starting at 9:30am at Mount Vernon’s Edgewater Park. Entry is $15-$30. http://www.haveaheartrun.org
    9:30am
  • Lake Whatcom Classic: Sound Rowers will host the annual “Lake Whatcom Classic” race starting at 10am at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. Entry fees to take part in the 5.5- to 12-mile race are $10-$10. http://www.soundrowers.org
    10:00am
  • Torah Talk: Rabbi Michael Lerner leads “A Spiritual Progressive Interpretation of Torah” study from 10am-12pm in Bellingham. From 12-2pm, there’ll be a vegetarian potluck lunch, singing and sharing blessings. RSVP for directions. RabbiLerner@tikkun@gmail.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
  • Ferndale Farmers Market: Fresh produce and handcrafted products 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
  • WAKE Demo Day: The Whatcom Association of Kayak Enthusiasts will take the lead at the annual W.A.K.E. Demo Day and Gear Swap from 10am-5pm at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. Talk to kayak and gear vendors, test the boats, and browse through the group’s used kayak and gear swap. Entry is free, but it’s $5 per person to demo boats on the water. http://www.wakekayak.org
    10:00am
  • World Culture Day: Learn about other cultures, sample authentic foods, see traditional clothing and art and listen to music as part of a World Culture Day celebration from 10am-6pm at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. Entry is free and open to all ages. 384-3647
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Boat Parade: Attend an Opening Day Ceremony and Boat Parade starting at 11:30am at the Bellingham Yacht Club, 2625 S. Harbor Loop Rd. The theme of this year’s parade is “Derby Days.” Prizes will be awarded. The public is invited to the free event. http://www.byc.org
    11:30am
  • Interfaith Coalition’s Choir Festival: Spiritual music by a combined choir of more than 200 voices can be heard at the Interfaith Coalition’s “Choir Festival” concert at 1pm at Assumption Catholic Church, 2116 Cornwall Ave. Donations will benefit Interfaith Coalition programs, which provide homes, healthcare and shelter for all. 734-3983
    1:00pm
  • Native Food Discussion: Warren King-George and Elizabeth Swanaset will lead a discussion focusing on “Traditional Native Food Gathering” as part of the “Salish Bounty” exhibit at 1pm at the Lynden Pioneer Museum, 217 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.lyndenpioneermuseum.org
    1:00pm
  • Traditional Jazz: The Saltwater Octet will perform during the Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society’s monthly concert and dance from 2-5pm at the VFW Hall, 625 N State St. Entry is $6-$10. 734-2973 or http://www.btjs.webs.com
    2:00pm
  • La Conner Boat Parade: The Swinomish Yacht Club will host the annual Boat Parade starting at 3pm on the Swinomish Channel in La Conner. All boaters are welcome and encouraged to participate in celebrating the opening of boating season. Entry is free. http://www.lovelaconner.com
    3:00pm
  • BUG Jam: Join the Bellingham Ukulele Group for a “BUG Jam” from 3-5pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. Beginners can show up at 2pm for a workshop. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    3:00pm
  • Procession of the Species: Humans can don their animal costumes for the 10th annual Procession of the Species, which begins at 4pm in front of Bellingham City Hall, 210 Lottie St. Remember, no live animals, no motorized vehicles and no words (written or spoken) will be allowed. The procession ends at Maritime Heritage Park, where there will be a community celebration. 778-7000 or http://www.bpots.org
    4:00pm
  • Arctic Journey, Zero Separation: Shannon Polson reads from her memoir, North of Hope: A Daughter’s Arctic Journey, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 7pm, Philip Donlay reads from his new thriller, Zero Separation. Both events are free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Kris Molesworth Reception: An opening reception for painter Kris Ekstrand Molesworth’s “Fragments of Place” exhibit happens from 5-8pm at Edison’s Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The solo show will be on display through May 26. http://www.smithandvallee.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
  • Sean Humphrey House Benefit: Sean Humphrey House presents its 6th annual “Cinco de Mayo Benefit Aucition” starting at 6pm at Baker Creek Place, 1650 Baker Creek Place. Tickets are $60 and include a Mexican dinner, live and silent auctions and a Dessert Dash. 733-0176 or http://www.seanhumphreyhouse.org
    6:00pm
  • Laurel Bliss and Friends: Area musician Laurel Bliss will be joined by the Brainstormers and harmonica wiz Mark Graham for a 7pm concert at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Tickets are $10-$15. 733-5960
    7:00pm
  • Carter Tillmon Fundraising Concert: A variety of music—including guitar, piano, vocals, instruments and the St. Paul’s Choir—can be heard at a “Help Carter Keep His Heart” fundraising concert on behalf of 3-year-old Carter Tillmon at 7pm at Mount Vernon’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 415 S. 18th St. Suggested donation is $15 at the door. http://www.stpaulsmv.org
    7:00pm
  • Pilipino Culture Night: “Under One Sun” will be the theme of the 5th annual Pilipino Culture Night at 7pm at Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Performances will range from traditional to modern acts with a focus on diversity. Tickets are $10-$15. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • Amber Darland, Whatcom Jazz Singers: Bellingham Sings presents a “Vocal Fusion: An Evening of Folk and Jazz” concert with the Whatcom Jazz Singers and lauded singer and songwriter Amber Darland at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Tickets are $10. http://www.bellinghamsings.org
    7:30pm
  • Hello Dolly: Skagit Valley College’s music department will help tell the story of a matchmaker who’s been hired to arrange a marriage to a wealthy man at showings of the musical Hello Dolly at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $15-$25 and additional showings can be attend May 11-12. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Kafana Republic will play music from around Eastern Europe at the monthly First Saturday Folk Dance Party from 7:30-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 117 12th St. No experience or partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $15. 380-0456
    7:30pm

 

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