Week of Sunday, June 9, 2013
(101 events)

Sunday, June 9, 2013 (14 events)

  • The Woman in Black: Stephen Malatratt’s ghostly thriller, The Woman in Black, shows at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through June 22. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Retrospective in Transit: View the works of Samuel Eisen-Meyers and Tyna Ontko at “A Retrospective in Transit” exhibit from 12-5pm June 6-9 at Fairhaven Gallery, 960 Harris St., suite 103. An opening reception begins at 8pm Fri., June 7. 220-2150
    12:00pm
  • Once Upon A Time: Harper & I presents "Once Upon a Time" dance performances at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The shows will include a variety of dance groups and styles, and is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $15 in advance (they won't be sold at the door). http://www.onceuponatime.brownpapertickets.com
    7:30pm
  • The Aristocats: The family-friendly musical known as can be seen starting this week 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $8-$10 online or at the door. The show can also be seen June 14-16. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Sweeney Todd: Stephen Sondheim’s and Hugh Wheeler’s “heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous ‘barber-ism’ and culinary crime,” Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, can be seen starting this week at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12. Additional performances take place through June 22. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Plant Sale: Hundreds of locally grown raspberry plants, flowering red currant, tomato plants, veggie starts, perennials, shrubs, trees and native plants can be purchased at the Whatcom Democrats Annual Plant Sale from 3-6pm Friday, 9am-3pm Saturday, and 10am-2pm Sunday at 2920 Eldridge Ave. http://www.whatcomdemocrats.com
    3:00pm
  • Deming Logging Show: Hand bucking, log rolling, tree topping, speed climbing and more will be part of the competitions happening during the 50th annual Deming Logging Show happening from 8am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Deming Logging Show at the Deming Logging Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd. Competitions happen from 1-5pm daily. Entry is $4-$7. http://www.demingloggingshow.com
    8:00am
  • Pioneer Swap Meet: The Ferndale Heritage Society will host its third annual Pioneer Swap Meet from 8am-5pm Saturday and 9am-3pm Sunday at the city’s Pioneer Park, 2044 Cherry St. Numerous vendors will offer a variety of unique items for sale and many bargains. Entry is free. http://www.ferndaleheritagesociety.com
    8:00am
  • 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
  • Pickett House Tour: Tour Captain George Pickett’s 1856 home on Peabody Hill at the monthly open house from 1-4pm at the Pickett House, 910 Bancroft St. Entry to see the oldest documented wooden structure on its original site in the state of Washington is by donation. http://www.cob.org
    1:00pm
  • Bellewood Art Reception: Watercolors and mixed-media collages by Candace Buethorn and scroll saw art by Don Hurd can be viewed at an opening reception for the artists from 3-5pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The works can be viewed through July 31. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    3:00pm
  • Gluten-free Girl: The Bellingham Gluten Information Group hosts a presentation with Gluten-Free Girl Every Day author Shauna Ahern at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Ahern’s husband Danny, a professional chef, will also be on hand. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • A Rotten Demise: The murder mystery dinner theater, A Rotten Demise, shows at 7:30pm Thursday and 6:30pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s 1st Street Cabaret, 612 S. 1st St. Tickets to the interactive theatrical experience are $45, and additional showings happen Thursdays and Sundays through June 27. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com
    6:30pm

Monday, June 10, 2013 (5 events)

  • Blaine Book Group: Cokie Roberts’ Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation will be up for discussion at the monthly Blaine Monday Book Group meeting from 6-8pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. 305-3600
    6:00pm
  • Vegan Tips: Longtime raw foodist Doug Walsh focuses on “How to be Healthy on a Vegan Diet” from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is free; register in advance. 734-8158
    6:30pm
  • Student Readings: Students from Joel Gillman’s Fairhaven Middle School eighth grade language arts class will read excerpts from their novel-writing project at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Synergy: The Mount Vernon High School Jazz Choir, Synergy, presents “Setting Standards” at 7pm at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The final concert of the year will feature jazz favorites accompanied by Seattle’s Ev Stern Trio. Entry is $8 at the door. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A new weekly open mic for comedians, dubbed “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 8pm Mondays at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    8:00pm

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 (7 events)

  • Western Connections: Attend a brown bag speaker series highlighting the expertise of WWU faculty and staff at a “Western Connections” presentation with history instructor Polly Myers at noon at Village Books, 1200 11th St. “Nuclear Fears & Anti-Nuclear Protest in the Pacific Northwest” will be the focus of the free talk. http://www.villagebooks.com
    12:00pm
  • Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 255-7166 or 647-0910
    12:00pm
  • Memories to Memoir: Learn more about Western Washington University’s Extended Education Class, “Memories to Memoir,” at an info session with instructor Laura Kalpakian from 5:30-6:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.acadweb.wwu.edu
    5:30pm
  • Wilderness Reading: First-time novelist Lance Weller reads from his book of fiction, Wilderness, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Talent Show: Students in grades one through six will present, drams, dance, music and more at the Lincoln Elementary Talent Show at 7pm at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Admission is free; donations are accepted. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • Intro to Improv: Sheila Goldsmith of Improv Playworks will lead an introductory improv class, “Awaken the Spontaneity Within,” from 7-9pm at 1415 Dupont St. Register in advance for the free workshop. 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.com
    7:00pm
  • Move Out Madness: The City of Bellingham and WWU will partner up for “Move Out Madness” through Friday at a variety of collection sites in Bellingham. From 8am-5pm, sites will be open in neighborhoods in Happy Valley (26th and Douglas streets), Sehome (Laurel Park), York (Franklin Park), and Samish (Lincoln Creek Transportation Center) to collect trash and recycle household items. http://www.cob.org
    8:00pm

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 (11 events)

  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night and Hamlet will kick off the new Bard on the Beach season this week at Vancouver, B.C.’s Vanier Park. Showings of the two Shakespearean favorites continue through June, and will be joined by Measure for Measure and Elizabeth Rex in July, August, and September. Tickets are $24-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    2:00pm
  • Wednesday Book Group: Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior will be the focus of a Blaine Wednesday Book Group meeting from 11am-1pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. 305-3600
    11:00am
  • Wednesday Market: Visit the Wednesday Market from 12-5pm every Wednesday through September at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    12:00pm
  • Digging the City: Canadian author Rhona McAdam signs copies of her book Digging the City: An Urban Agriculture Manifesto at 3pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 7pm, she’ll give a reading and presentation at the store. http://www.villagebooks.com
    3:00pm
  • 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
  • Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater: All are welcome to read their original writings at the Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theatre’s monthly Open Mic at 7pm at the café at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Entry is free. http://www.chuckanutsandstone.blogspot.com
    7:00pm
  • Library Art Reception: Chat with local artists about their work at a “Meet the Artists” Exhibit and Reception from 5-7pm at the Lynden Public Library, 216 4th St. The art will be on display June 10-15. 305-3600
    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
  • Sweeney Todd Fundraiser: The Bellingham Kiwanis Club will its Silent Auction Theatre Night starting at 6:45pm at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. After the auction, attendees can stick around for a 7:30pm showing of Sweeney Todd. Tickets are $20 per person or $36 per couple. 714-8156
    7:30pm
  • SVS Grand Finale: Skagit Valley College’s music department will present its “Grand Finale” featuring outstanding graduates and the school’s large performance ensembles at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm

Thursday, June 13, 2013 (17 events)

  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night and Hamlet will kick off the new Bard on the Beach season this week at Vancouver, B.C.’s Vanier Park. Showings of the two Shakespearean favorites continue through June, and will be joined by Measure for Measure and Elizabeth Rex in July, August, and September. Tickets are $24-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    2:00pm
  • Berry Dairy Days: A carnival, a salmon barbecue, a road run, a grand parade, a festival with live music and food vendors, fireworks, tons of strawberry shortcake and a car show will be part of the 76th annual “Berry Dairy Days” happening Thursday through Sunday at a variety of venues in Burlington. http://www.burlington-chamber.com
    12:00am
  • The Woman in Black: Stephen Malatratt’s ghostly thriller, The Woman in Black, shows at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through June 22. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Sweeney Todd: Stephen Sondheim’s and Hugh Wheeler’s “heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous ‘barber-ism’ and culinary crime,” Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, can be seen at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturrday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12. Additional performances take place through June 22. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Jazz Guitar Duo: Portland-based jazz guitarist John Stowell and Swedish jazz guitarist Ulf Bandgren will perform at noon at the courthouse in Bellingham’s old Federal Building, 104 Magnolia St. Tickets are $5 at the door or online. http://www.bellinghamsings.org
    12:00pm
  • Brown Bagging: Registered dietician and nutritionist Lisa Dixon will help you spice up your lunchbox with easy, make-ahead lunch ideas at a “Brown Bag It!” course from 12-1:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $29. 383-3200
    12:00pm
  • Healthcare Meeting/Movie: United for National Healthcare will host a viewing of the film Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare at 7pm at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. The flick will show again at 1pm Sat., June 29 at the Blaine Library, 610 Third St. 398-2295 or http://www.unitedforhealthcare.org
    1:21pm
  • Steve Rudy Trio: Hear some of the best jazz in Whatcom County when the Steve Rudy Trio performs from 5:30-7:30pm at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Wild Foods: Join members of the Washington Native Plant Society for a “Wild Foods of Chuckanut Bay” excursion starting at 6pm at the end of Fairhaven Avenue in Chuckanut Village. Trip leaders Abe Lloyd and Katrina Poppe will share identification tips, traditional Native American plant uses, and their favorite recipes for enjoying nature's bounty. Entry is free. http://www.wnps.org
    6:00pm
  • Mt. Baker Toppers: The a cappella men’s group, the Mount Baker Toppers, perform at 6:30pm as part of “After Hours Art” at Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Entry is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    6:30pm
  • Sculpture Walking Tour: An “Art and Sculpture Walking Tour” happens from 6:30-8pm on the Whatcom Community College campus. Trish Harding, local artist and art instructor, and Nathan Langstraat, Whatcom's Vice President for Administrative Services, will co-host the tour. Please sign up in advance for the free excursion. 383-3200 or http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
    6:30pm
  • Woman Among the Sami: Port Townsend-based author Barbara Sjoholm reads from her historical tome With the Lapps in the High Mountains: A Woman Among the Sami, 1907-08 at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 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
  • A Rotten Demise: The murder mystery dinner theater, A Rotten Demise, shows at 7:30pm Thursday and 6:30pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s 1st Street Cabaret, 612 S. 1st St. Tickets to the interactive theatrical experience are $45, and additional showings happen Thursdays and Sundays through June 27. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • ECOW Show: The Electroacoustic Composers of Western (ECOW) will host a show featuring surround works, interactive performances and installations by a variety of musicians at 8pm at WWU’s Performing Arts Center, room 16. Entry is free. 650-3711
    8:00pm
  • 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, June 14, 2013 (17 events)

  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night and Hamlet will kick off the new Bard on the Beach season this week at Vancouver, B.C.’s Vanier Park. Showings of the two Shakespearean favorites continue through June, and will be joined by Measure for Measure and Elizabeth Rex in July, August, and September. Tickets are $24-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    2:00pm
  • Berry Dairy Days: A carnival, a salmon barbecue, a road run, a grand parade, a festival with live music and food vendors, fireworks, tons of strawberry shortcake and a car show will be part of the 76th annual “Berry Dairy Days” happening Thursday through Sunday at a variety of venues in Burlington. http://www.burlington-chamber.com
    12:00am
  • The Woman in Black: Stephen Malatratt’s ghostly thriller, The Woman in Black, shows at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through June 22. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Sweeney Todd: Stephen Sondheim’s and Hugh Wheeler’s “heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous ‘barber-ism’ and culinary crime,” Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, can be seen at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturrday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12. Additional performances take place through June 22. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Peter Pan: Visit an enchanting world of make-believe when the Northwest Washington Theatre Group presents showings of the perennially popular Peter Pan at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $15-$24. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Cage Match, Pulp Improv: Watch two teams of improvisers compete for supremacy at “Cage Match” shows at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, the R-rated, Tarantino-inspired “Pulp Improv” can be seen. Tickets are $8-$10. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Dance Fusion: A Gift of Dance will celebrate all the different cultural influences that make dance what it is today at “Dance Fusion” performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Lynden Christian Performing Arts Center, 515 Drayton St. Dances ranging from African, Chinese, Latin, Egyptian, and more can be seen. Tickets are $9-$12. http://www.agiftofdance.org
    7:00pm
  • MoNA Art Auction: Works by more than 300 regional painters, printmakers, sculptors, glass artists, ceramic artists, jewelers, textile artists and photographers will be on display and up for sale at the 21st annual Art Auction starting at 5pm Saturday at La Conner’s Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. The public can preview the works (for free) from 12-5pm Friday and 11am-3pm Saturday. Tickets to the auction are $100. http://www.museumofnwart.org
    12:00pm
  • The Aristocats: The family-friendly musical known as can be seen at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $8-$10 online or at the door. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for “Wild Things” excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in June at Marine Park. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Farm Fun Friday: Food, drinks, live music and lawn games will be part of “Farm Fun Fridays” until 9pm every Friday through July 5 at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The distillery tasting room will also be open late, with free tastings. From 4-6pm, happy hour specials will be available. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    4:00pm
  • Beer and Wine Tasting: Relay for Life’s Team Yorky’s Market will host its third annual “Beer & Wine Tasting” fundraiser from 5-9pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $30 and include a variety of tastings from 26 Northwest wineries and 13 Northwest breweries. Food samplings will also be available. http://www.teamyorkysmarket.com
    5:00pm
  • Puget Stories: Editor Rebecca Helm Beardsall will be joined by a few contributing authors to read from Western Washington Reflections: Stories from the Puget Sound to Vancouver at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Chamber Music Concert: The Bellingham Chamber Music Society presents “An Evening of Chamber Music” from 7-8:30pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. This special concert features quartets written especially for this most interesting arrangement of instruments, as well as Brazilian and French duos and trios. Suggested donation is $20. http://www.bellinghamchambermusic.org
    7:00pm
  • Texas Boys Choir: Expect the enthusiasm of childhood mixed with artistic maturity when the Ford Bend Texas Boys Choir performs at 7:30pm at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Tickets are $5 for kids 12 and under and $10 for adults. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    7:30pm
  • Ecstatic Dance: The final Purple Church Ecstatic Dance of the season takes place from 7:30-9pm at 311 E. Holly St. The event—Bellingham’s longest-lived ecstatic dance—focuses on spontaneous, inner-guided dancing to a wave of world fusion music. Requested donation is $5-$10. 734-1596
    7:30pm

Saturday, June 15, 2013 (32 events)

  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night and Hamlet will kick off the new Bard on the Beach season this week at Vancouver, B.C.’s Vanier Park. Showings of the two Shakespearean favorites continue through June, and will be joined by Measure for Measure and Elizabeth Rex in July, August, and September. Tickets are $24-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    2:00pm
  • Berry Dairy Days: A carnival, a salmon barbecue, a road run, a grand parade, a festival with live music and food vendors, fireworks, tons of strawberry shortcake and a car show will be part of the 76th annual “Berry Dairy Days” happening Thursday through Sunday at a variety of venues in Burlington. http://www.burlington-chamber.com
    12:00am
  • The Woman in Black: Stephen Malatratt’s ghostly thriller, The Woman in Black, shows at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through June 22. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Sweeney Todd: Stephen Sondheim’s and Hugh Wheeler’s “heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous ‘barber-ism’ and culinary crime,” Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, can be seen at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturrday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12. Additional performances take place through June 22. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Peter Pan: Visit an enchanting world of make-believe when the Northwest Washington Theatre Group presents showings of the perennially popular Peter Pan at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $15-$24. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Cage Match, Pulp Improv: Watch two teams of improvisers compete for supremacy at “Cage Match” shows at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, the R-rated, Tarantino-inspired “Pulp Improv” can be seen. Tickets are $8-$10. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Dance Fusion: A Gift of Dance will celebrate all the different cultural influences that make dance what it is today at “Dance Fusion” performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Lynden Christian Performing Arts Center, 515 Drayton St. Dances ranging from African, Chinese, Latin, Egyptian, and more can be seen. Tickets are $9-$12. http://www.agiftofdance.org
    7:00pm
  • MoNA Art Auction: Works by more than 300 regional painters, printmakers, sculptors, glass artists, ceramic artists, jewelers, textile artists and photographers will be on display and up for sale at the 21st annual Art Auction starting at 5pm Saturday at La Conner’s Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. The public can preview the works (for free) from 12-5pm Friday and 11am-3pm Saturday. Tickets to the auction are $100. http://www.museumofnwart.org
    12:00pm
  • The Aristocats: The family-friendly musical known as can be seen at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $8-$10 online or at the door. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Historic Schooner Sails: Join the historic schooner Adventuress for public sails from 2-6pm Saturday and 11am-2pm and 3-6pm Sunday (Father’s Day) leaving from Squalicum Harbor, 722 Coho Way. Entry to take part in the environmental tall ship tours is $35-$65 (fathers sail free from 3-6pm). http://www.soundexp.org
    11:00am
  • Boat Show: The 17th annual Father’s Day Weekend Boat Show takes place from 9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the La Conner Marina. In addition to being able to view a variety of boats and yachts of every design, there will also be a swap meet (on Saturday only). Entry is free. http://www.laconneryachtsales.com
    9:00am
  • Importance of Being Earnest Auditions: Both men and women can audition for upcoming performances of the comedic classic known as The Importance of Being Earnest from 2-4pm Saturday and 5-7pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. http://www.acttheatre.com
    2:00pm
  • 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: Attend a Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Entry is $4-$6. 332-8040
    8:00am
  • Pancake Breakfast: A monthly fundraising Pancake Breakfast happens from 8-11am at the Ferndale Senior Activity Center, 1999 Cherry St. Entry is $3-$6. 384-6244
    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. P.S. This is the last breakfast until September. http://www.wergelandlodge.com
    8:00am
  • Mount Vernon Farmers Market: The Mount Vernon Farmers Market can be visited from 9am-1pm every Saturday through Oct. 19 in the parking lot at Skagit State Bank, 901 Cleveland Ave. http://www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.com
    9:00am
  • Anacortes Farmers Market: Visit the Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm every Saturday through Oct. 26 at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: The Bellingham Farmers Market can be visited from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 21 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Today’s highlights include Chefs in the Market demos and samples at 11am (Chuckanut Manor) and 1pm (Scratch Desserts). http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Summer Reading Kickoff: As part of Whatcom County Library System’s “Dig into Reading! Summer Reading” programs, attend kickoffs happening today at 10am at Sumas Library, 12:45pm at Blaine Library, 1:30pm at Deming Library, and 2:45pm at the Ferndale Library. All events are free. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Burgess Signing Party: Local artist Stephanie Burgess will be available to sign her unique art poles—part of her Painted Peace collection for the farm and garden—and talk about her artwork and inspirations from 11am-1pm at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Goodies and giveaways will be part of the fun. http://www.garden-spot.com
    11:00am
  • Summer Book Talks: Chuck and Dee Robinson will lead “Summer Open Book Talks” at 11am and 5:15pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The dynamic duo will talk about a variety of books for you to consider adopting for your book groups or adding to your reading list. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    11:00am
  • Chocolat: Gretchen’s Kitchen and the Lincoln Theatre team up to offer an afternoon of food-focused fun starting at 1pm at the Lincoln to watch the flick Chocolat. After the movie, participants will walk back to Gretchen’s, where Chef Erik Morris from the Majestic Inn will be waiting to reveal the recipes behind the magical meals in the film. Entry is $40. http://www.lincolntheatre.org or www.gretchenskitchen.com
    1:00pm
  • Drawing the Air Workshop: “Drawing the Air” will be the focus of a workshop with Margaret Davidson from 1-5pm at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. The workshop will be focused on seeing and drawing “negative space.” All skill levels are welcome. Cost is $25. http://www.anchoratspace.org
    1:00pm
  • Anacortes Rocks: An all-ages “Anacortes Rocks” concert begins at 2pm at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed Events Center, One Commercial Ave. Sleepy Lagoon, Karl Blau, and Heart By Heart will be the featured performers. Tickets are $15-$30; funds raised will help benefit the design and construction of a stadium at War Memorial Field. http://www.brownpapertickets.com
    2:00pm
  • Afternoon Jazz: Seattle vocalist Greta Matassa and guitarists John Stowell and Ulf Bandgren will present a Jazz Concert at 3pm at the courthouse in the Old Federal Building, 104 Magnolia St. Tickets are $10 at the door or online. http://www.bellinghamsings.org
    3:00pm
  • Mystery and Experiments: Bernadette Pajer reads from her latest Professor Bradshaw mystery, Capacity for Murder, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 7pm, Wendy Jahanara Tremayne shares stories from her autobiographical tome, The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • 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
  • Her Voice: A cappella trio Mockingbird will team up with poet Lois Holub for a “Her Voice” performance at 7pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The performance explores themes in the lives of women through songs and poems. Suggested donation is $15. 752-1423 or http://www.mockingbird.org
    7:00pm
  • Vaudevillingham: The Bellingham Circus Guild’s monthly uncensored variety show fundraiser, “Vaudevillingham,” presents shows at 7pm and 9pm at the guild’s Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. The performance will feature both circus regulars and guest talent. Suggested donation is $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Experience Tango: Tango Popolare will host its monthly “Experience Tango” gathering from 8-11:30pm at Presence Dance Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. An orientation lesson starts at 8pm. No partner or experience is necessary. Entry is $7-$10. 708-8076
    8:00pm
  • Comedy Nite: Andre Paradise will headline tonight’s Comedy Nite show starting at 9pm at Poppes 360, 714 Lakeway Dr. The gig will also feature Amos Mack, Bellingham’s Anthony Johnson and host Jack Stewart. Entry is $10; proceeds raised will benefit Relay for Life. 392-6520
    9:00pm

 

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