Week of Sunday, June 16, 2013
(105 events)

Sunday, June 16, 2013 (15 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Summer Rides: As part of Everybody Bike’s Summer Rides series, show up for a “Trees & Ties” outing starting at 1pm at Fanatik Bike Co., 1812 N. State St. John Wesselink will reveal the special stories of trees in Bay View Cemetery, then attendees will ride along Whatcom Creek Trail. Wear a tie in honor of Fathers’ Day. Entry is free, and there’s no need to register in advance. http://www.everybodybike.com
    1:00pm
  • Smart Watering Class: Master Gardeners will be on hand to share tips on “Smart Watering for Your Garden” at a free seasonal garden workshop at 2pm at Ferndale’s Hovander Homestead Park. No registration is required. 676-6736 or http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu
    2:00pm
  • Musical Variety Show: Cellist Ian Slater presents a “Musical Variety Show” featuring duets and ensemble music at 3pm at St. Francis of Bellingham, 3121 Squalicum Pkwy. There may also be some singing and acting. Entry is $10 per person or $25 per family. 734-6760
    3:00pm
  • Raising the Bar: Bring dad along when Pam Williams shares chocolate-focused fun and flavors related to her book Raising the Bar: The Future of Fine Chocolate at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Williams' book tells the story of what that next movement in the fine-flavor chocolate symphony might hold. Entry is free. 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 17, 2013 (5 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
  • Grilling 101: “BBQ and Summer Grilling” will be the focus of class with Chef Tom Hoffman at 6:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Natural Fermentation: Learn how to make enzyme-rich sauerkraut, kimchee, and tempeh from dried beans at a “Natural Fermentation” class with dietician Sonja Max from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $29. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Barbecue Bible: Multi-award-wining author, journalist, cooking teacher, television host and barbecue expert Steven Raichlen will share tips, techniques and stories from The Barbecue Bible: How to Grill at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. He’ll also read from his new book of fiction, Island Apart. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Guffawingham: 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 18, 2013 (8 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
  • Barbecue Getaway: Village Books and the Willows Inn on Lummi Island will team up to host The Barbecue Bible author and chef Steven Raichlen Tuesday and Wednesday. Guests will help grill and share dinner together the first night at the island’s Beach Store Café. Breakfast on Wednesday morning will be followed by another gathering with the author. Prices vary.
    12:00am
  • 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
  • Summer Run: A Brooks-sponsored “Welcome Back Summer!” all-paces run starts at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The celebratory solstice run will also include body paint, water balloons, squirt guns and treats as part of some post-run frolicking. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Paddling Ross Lake: Find out what to expect, how to prepare and where to go at a “Paddling Ross Lake” presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free primer. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Cooking With Herbs: Chef Mary Ellen Carter leads a “Cooking With Herbs” course at 6:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 609 S. 1st St. Entry is $35. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Snippets: Teen contributors to Snippets from the Pens of Young Writers will read from their stories, poems and essays at 6:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    6:30pm
  • Strictly Sockeye: Robert Fong will teach participants three ways to cook fish at a “Strictly Sockeye” course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $45. 383-3200
    6:30pm

Wednesday, June 19, 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
  • Barbecue Getaway: Village Books and the Willows Inn on Lummi Island will team up to host The Barbecue Bible author and chef Steven Raichlen Tuesday and Wednesday. Guests will help grill and share dinner together the first night at the island’s Beach Store Café. Breakfast on Wednesday morning will be followed by another gathering with the author. Prices vary.
    12:00am
  • Cirque Fantastique: The Skagit Valley Academy of Dance will feature four lively performances featuring jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern and classical dance at “Cirque Fantastique” shows at 7pm Wednesday through Saturday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $14-$35. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:00pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night and Hamlet will kick off the new Bard on the Beach season this month at Vancouver, B.C.’s Vanier Park. Showings of the two Shakespearean favorites be joined by Measure for Measure and Elizabeth Rex in July, August, and September. Tickets are $24-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ayurvedic Cuisine: Ayurvedic therapist and vegan chef Christian Czingula leads a course focused on “East Indian Vegetarian Ayurvedic Cuisine” from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Cost is $35. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Backyard Roots: California-based photographer Lori Eanes will share stories and images from Backyard Roots: Lessons on Living Local from 35 Urban Farmers at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.backyardrootsbook.com
    7:00pm
  • BUG Song Circle: Join the Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) for a Song Circle from 7-9pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm

Thursday, June 20, 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
  • NW Weavers Conference: As part of the NW Weavers Conference happening this week at Western Washington University, the public can visit a Marketplace Mall featuring 32 merchants from throughout the U.S. and Mexico from 12-6pm Thursday, 8am-8pm Friday, and 8am-5pm Saturday. There will also be two juried shows, three juried shows and a "Felting Frenzy" from 1:30-3:30pm Sat., June 22. Entry to all is free. http://www.anwg-conference-2013.com
    12:00pm
  • Cirque Fantastique: The Skagit Valley Academy of Dance will feature four lively performances featuring jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern and classical dance at “Cirque Fantastique” shows at 7pm Wednesday through Saturday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $14-$35. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:00pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night and Hamlet will kick off the new Bard on the Beach season this month at Vancouver, B.C.’s Vanier Park. Showings of the two Shakespearean favorites be joined by Measure for Measure and Elizabeth Rex in July, August, and September. Tickets are $24-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • The Woman in Black: Stephen Malatratt’s ghostly thriller, The Woman in Black, shows for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thurs. and 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • NW Weavers Conference Marketplace Mall: As part of the NW Weavers Conference, the public is invited to visit a “Marketplace Mall” and numerous weaving and fabric exhibits from 12-6pm Thursday, 8am-8pm Friday, and 8am-5pm Saturday at Western Washington University’s Carver Gym. From 1:30-3:30pm Saturday, there’ll also be a free “Felting Frenzy” on the bricks between Carver Gym and the Fine Arts Building. http://www.anwg-conference-2013.com
    12:00pm
  • Open Nest: The Whatcom Museum will open the Syre Education Center’s doors to the public for an “Open Nest” event from 12-5pm June 20-23 and again June 27-30 at the venue at 201 Prospect St. At the rare public opening of the space, you can view the 500-plus bird collection and see native peoples’ displays and historical pioneer, Victorian era and logging exhibits. Admission is $5 for all exhibits during “Open Nest,” and special events will be happening throughout. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Glass Language: Morrison Glass Art’s Christopher Morrison will focus on the “Language of Art and Glass” at a brown bag talk at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Bird Tour: “Look Who Just Flew In! Migrating Birds of Whatcom County” will be the focus of a “Bird Tour” at 2pm at Whatcom Museum’s Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. The event is part of the “Open Nest” events happening June 20-23 and 27-30 at the center. Entry is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    2:00pm
  • Strawberry Festival Dinner: Attend an annual Spaghetti Dinner and Strawberry Shortcake fundraiser from 5-7pm at Everson’s Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5782 Lawrence Rd. Entry is by donation.
    5:00pm
  • Summer Solstice Celebration: The Mount Vernon Arts Commission hosts the third annual “Summer Solstice Celebration” starting at 5:30pm on the riverwalk near the Tulip Tower in downtown Mount Vernon. Patio umbrellas and Adirondack chairs painted by local artists will be auctioned, and there’ll be food, libations and live music. Tickets are $30. (360) 336-6215
    5:30pm
  • Jerri Mercer: Pianist Jerri Mercer will perform at a free gig from 5:30-7:30pm at the piano lounge at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour: Help kick off the Chuckanut Writers Conference at a special Chuckanut Radio Hour at 7pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The Rejections—a band composed of authors and their spouses—will perform, and the authors (including Garth Stein and Jennie Shortridge) will also contribute conversations. Tickets are $5. 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 are $45, and additional showings happen Thursdays and Sundays through June 27. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.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

Friday, June 21, 2013 (20 events)

  • The Chippendales: “Schoolboy charm and naughty fantasy” collide when the number one male revue in the world, the Chippendales, stop by Anacortes for 7pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge, 12885 Casino Dr. Tickets are $30. http://www.swinomishcasinoandlodge.com
    7:00pm
  • NW Weavers Conference: As part of the NW Weavers Conference happening this week at Western Washington University, the public can visit a Marketplace Mall featuring 32 merchants from throughout the U.S. and Mexico from 12-6pm Thursday, 8am-8pm Friday, and 8am-5pm Saturday. There will also be two juried shows, three juried shows and a "Felting Frenzy" from 1:30-3:30pm Sat., June 22. Entry to all is free. http://www.anwg-conference-2013.com
    12:00pm
  • Cirque Fantastique: The Skagit Valley Academy of Dance will feature four lively performances featuring jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern and classical dance at “Cirque Fantastique” shows at 7pm Wednesday through Saturday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $14-$35. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:00pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night and Hamlet will kick off the new Bard on the Beach season this month at Vancouver, B.C.’s Vanier Park. Showings of the two Shakespearean favorites be joined by Measure for Measure and Elizabeth Rex in July, August, and September. Tickets are $24-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • The Woman in Black: Stephen Malatratt’s ghostly thriller, The Woman in Black, shows for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thurs. and 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • NW Weavers Conference Marketplace Mall: As part of the NW Weavers Conference, the public is invited to visit a “Marketplace Mall” and numerous weaving and fabric exhibits from 12-6pm Thursday, 8am-8pm Friday, and 8am-5pm Saturday at Western Washington University’s Carver Gym. From 1:30-3:30pm Saturday, there’ll also be a free “Felting Frenzy” on the bricks between Carver Gym and the Fine Arts Building. http://www.anwg-conference-2013.com
    12:00pm
  • Open Nest: The Whatcom Museum will open the Syre Education Center’s doors to the public for an “Open Nest” event from 12-5pm June 20-23 and again June 27-30 at the venue at 201 Prospect St. At the rare public opening of the space, you can view the 500-plus bird collection and see native peoples’ displays and historical pioneer, Victorian era and logging exhibits. Admission is $5 for all exhibits during “Open Nest,” and special events will be happening throughout. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Chuckanut Writers Conference: The third annual Chuckanut Writers Conference will be held Friday and Saturday throughout the Whatcom Community College campus. This intensive craft-focused, cross-genre symposium is designed to inspire writers of all experience levels by spotlighting both talented authors who are distinguished writing teachers, and respected agents who will share industry insights and hear pitches. Entry is $159-$259. http://www.chuckanutwritersconference.com
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Restoration Celebration: Festivities will be happening through the weekend as part of the “Restoration Celebration” at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 702 S. Second St. The event—which celebrates the completion of the seven-year restoration of the historic Gaches Mansion—includes guided tours, a dedication, an ice cream social, live music and more. Entry is free during the celebration. http://www.laconnerquilts.com
    4:00pm
  • Spring Awakening: The State Street Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning—and controversial—rock musical, Spring Awakening, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the auditorium at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen through July 6. http://www.thestatestreetstudiotheatre.com/webs.com
    7:30pm
  • 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. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    4:00pm
  • Summer Solstice Art Walk: Spend the longest Friday of the year perusing art exhibits, demos, specials and more at the Summer Solstice Art Walk happening from 5-8pm throughout historic Fairhaven. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.fairhaven.com
    5:00pm
  • Elvis and Roy: Dino Macris and Bill DeGroot will pay tribute to Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison at a 6pm concert at the Ferndale Senior Activity Center, 1999 Cherry St. Tickets are $15. 384-6244
    6:00pm
  • Family Story Night: Members of the Bellingham Storytellers Guild will share stories for public consumption at the monthly Family Story Night at 7pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Show up at 6pm for an hour of coaching and an intro to storytelling. Entry is free. 778-7188
    6:00pm
  • Dances of Universal Peace: Celebrate the summer solstice by taking part in the monthly Dances of Universal Peace from 7-9pm at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew Street Rd. Suggested donation is $5-$10. 733-5745
    7:00pm
  • Chilkat Weaving Presentation: In celebration of the NW Weavers Conference, Courtney Lipson will present “A Journey in Chilkat Weaving” at 8pm at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The galleries, artist studios, gallery gift shop and Firehall Cafe will be open if you wish to come early and tour the arts facility. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    8:00pm
  • Foolin’ Around with Patsy Cline: More than 30 award-winning songs can be heard when Meg McLynn and the Purple Phoenix Country Band present “Foolin’ Around with Patsy Cline” at 8pm at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $15-$19.50. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    8:00pm

Saturday, June 22, 2013 (38 events)

  • The Chippendales: “Schoolboy charm and naughty fantasy” collide when the number one male revue in the world, the Chippendales, stop by Anacortes for 7pm shows Friday and Saturday at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge, 12885 Casino Dr. Tickets are $30. http://www.swinomishcasinoandlodge.com
    7:00pm
  • NW Weavers Conference: As part of the NW Weavers Conference happening this week at Western Washington University, the public can visit a Marketplace Mall featuring 32 merchants from throughout the U.S. and Mexico from 12-6pm Thursday, 8am-8pm Friday, and 8am-5pm Saturday. There will also be two juried shows, three juried shows and a "Felting Frenzy" from 1:30-3:30pm Sat., June 22. Entry to all is free. http://www.anwg-conference-2013.com
    12:00pm
  • Cirque Fantastique: The Skagit Valley Academy of Dance will feature four lively performances featuring jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern and classical dance at “Cirque Fantastique” shows at 7pm Wednesday through Saturday at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $14-$35. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:00pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night and Hamlet will kick off the new Bard on the Beach season this month at Vancouver, B.C.’s Vanier Park. Showings of the two Shakespearean favorites be joined by Measure for Measure and Elizabeth Rex in July, August, and September. Tickets are $24-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • The Woman in Black: Stephen Malatratt’s ghostly thriller, The Woman in Black, shows for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thurs. and 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • NW Weavers Conference Marketplace Mall: As part of the NW Weavers Conference, the public is invited to visit a “Marketplace Mall” and numerous weaving and fabric exhibits from 12-6pm Thursday, 8am-8pm Friday, and 8am-5pm Saturday at Western Washington University’s Carver Gym. From 1:30-3:30pm Saturday, there’ll also be a free “Felting Frenzy” on the bricks between Carver Gym and the Fine Arts Building. http://www.anwg-conference-2013.com
    12:00pm
  • Open Nest: The Whatcom Museum will open the Syre Education Center’s doors to the public for an “Open Nest” event from 12-5pm June 20-23 and again June 27-30 at the venue at 201 Prospect St. At the rare public opening of the space, you can view the 500-plus bird collection and see native peoples’ displays and historical pioneer, Victorian era and logging exhibits. Admission is $5 for all exhibits during “Open Nest,” and special events will be happening throughout. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Chuckanut Writers Conference: The third annual Chuckanut Writers Conference will be held Friday and Saturday throughout the Whatcom Community College campus. This intensive craft-focused, cross-genre symposium is designed to inspire writers of all experience levels by spotlighting both talented authors who are distinguished writing teachers, and respected agents who will share industry insights and hear pitches. Entry is $159-$259. http://www.chuckanutwritersconference.com
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Restoration Celebration: Festivities will be happening through the weekend as part of the “Restoration Celebration” at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 702 S. Second St. The event—which celebrates the completion of the seven-year restoration of the historic Gaches Mansion—includes guided tours, a dedication, an ice cream social, live music and more. Entry is free during the celebration. http://www.laconnerquilts.com
    4:00pm
  • Spring Awakening: The State Street Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning—and controversial—rock musical, Spring Awakening, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the auditorium at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen through July 6. http://www.thestatestreetstudiotheatre.com/webs.com
    7:30pm
  • How Bizarre: Area artists and crafters will be selling their wares at a semiannual “How Bizarre” gathering from 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Mount Vernon’s Rexville Grocery, 19271 Best Rd. http://www.rexvillegrocery.com
    11:00am
  • International Art Festival: Attend Blaine Artists’ inaugural International Art Festival from 10am-7pm Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday at Blaine’s Peace Arch Park. Artists from around the world will show and sell their works at the global showcase, and demos, music and gourmet food will also be part of the borderline fun. Entry is free, and free parking will be available at the park’s lot on the Blaine side of the border. http://www.peacearchart.org
    11:00am
  • Art Auction: Local artist Trish Harding will clear space to make room for new major projects at a “SmART Studio Auction” from 10am-2pm Saturday and Sunday at Studio UFO, 301 W. Holly St. Original oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels will be among the works up for sale. http://www.studioufo.net
    10:00am
  • Dancing for Joy: “Out of the Box: When Worlds Collide” will see Dancing for Joy performers merging the fairytale worlds of Neverland, Wonderland, and Oz at shows at 6:30pm Saturday and 12pm and 6:30pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $12-$15. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    6:30pm
  • 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
  • Deception Pass Challenge: The Deception Pass Park Foundation will host today’s “Deception Pass Challenge” fundraiser starting at 8am at Deception Pass State Park, 41020 SR 20, Oak Harbor. Entry is $100-$150. http://www.deceptionpassfoundation.org
    8:00am
  • Pancake Breakfast: Attend a Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at Ferndale’s American Legion Post 154, 5537 2nd Ave. Entry is $3 for kids and $6 for adults. 384-7474
    8:00am
  • Padden Triathlon: Registration is full, but that doesn’t mean you can’t come cheer on those taking part in the Padden Triathlon, which begins at 8:30am at Lake Padden Park, 4882 Samish Way. Competitors will start with the swimming portion, followed by biking and running. http://www.cob.org/races
    8:30am
  • 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
  • Fundraising Garage Sale: Support music programs in Bellingham schools by attending the Bellingham Alumni Band’s fundraising garage sale from 9am-2pm at American Legion Post No. 7, 1688 W. Bakerview Rd. 734-3110
    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
  • Tesoro Run & Walk: The 19th annual Tesoro March Point Run & Walk begins with a half-mile race for kids at 10am at the Tesoro Refinery in Anacortes. At 10:15am, 5K and 10K races will start. Entry is $15; funds raised benefit the United Way and Relay for Life. http://www.marchpointrun.com
    10:00am
  • Shade Gardening: “The Best of Shade Gardening” will be the focus of a free workshop at 10am at Bakerview Nursery, 945 E. Bakerview Rd. Soil amendments, slug control and the best varieties of trees, shrubs, flowers and native plants that thrive in local shade gardens will be covered. Please register in advance. http://www.bakerviewnursery.com
    10:00am
  • Community Meal: Grilled hot dogs, mac salad and ice cream sundaes will be on the menu at the bimonthly Community Meal from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Entry is free and open to all. 384-1422
    10:00am
  • Safetypalooza: Child identification kids, visits by Smokey the Bear and a police robot, the “Wheel of Safety,” a coloring contest, bike and water safety information, family emergency preparedness, displays by nonprofits, entertainment and much more will be part of the Unity Group’s “Safetypalooza” from 10am-2pm at the Bellingham Flea Market, 405 E. Champion St. Entry is free. http://www.safewhatcom.com
    10:00am
  • 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. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Ferndale Farmers Market: Attend the Ferndale Public Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Oct. 21 at the town’s Centennial Riverwalk Park. http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.com
    10:00am
  • Fairy Day: In celebration of International Fairy Day, fairy enthusiasts of all ages are welcome to attend “Fairy Day” from 11am-1pm at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. A drop-in fairy gardens class, prize drawings, wand-making and a high noon promenade will be part of the fun. http://www.garden-spot.com
    11:00am
  • Bugs and Birds: “Skulls, Skins, Bugs and Birds” will be the focus of a free guided walk led by local Audubon Society members starting at 1pm at Ferndale’s Tennant Lake, 5236 Nielsen Rd. Children and adults are welcome. No registration is necessary. 380-5236
    1:00pm
  • Street Law: Volunteer lawyers will dispense free legal advice and referrals at the bimonthly “Street Law” from 1-4pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. 778-7230
    1:00pm
  • Publishing Workshop: Award-winning author Kathleen Kaska will share secrets on how to craft book proposals publishers and agents won’t be able to turn down at a Skagit Valley Writers League event from 1-4pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington St. Entry is free; please register in advance. http://www.skagitwriters.org
    1:00pm
  • York Farm Summer Solstice Celebration: Attend a Solstice Celebration and Fundraiser from 3-9:30pm at the York Farm, 1400 James St. The event will feature live music, a barbecue, food, drink, an art fair, rainwater harvesting demos, activities for kids and much more. http://www.yorkneighborhood.org
    3:00pm
  • Dog Show Opening: An opening reception for sculptor Barbara Duzan’s and painter Jaime Ellsworth’s “The Dog Show: Loving Our 4-Legged Friends” exhibit takes place from 4-7pm in Friday Harbor at WaterWorks Gallery, 315 Argyle St. The works will be up through July 13. http://www.waterworksgallery.com
    4:00pm
  • Bourbon Street Bash: Friends of the Sudden Valley Library will host a “Bourbon Street Bash” fundraiser to help push the South Whatcom Library building fund over the top from 4-8:30pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 8 Barn View Court. Dixieland jazz, a silent and live auction, a Cajun dinner and a dessert dash will be part of the festivities. Tickets are $30. http://www.suddenvalleylibrary.org
    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
  • Night at the Persian Palace: “Night at the Persian Palace” will be the focus of a fundraising event starting at 7pm at the Fairhaven Rug Gallery, 901 Harris Ave. Tickets are $40 and include “an exotic evening of food, spirits and music to benefit children and families served by Brigid Collins Family Support Center. 224-8315 or http://www.brigidcollins.org
    7:00pm
  • Chamber Concerts: Pacific Northwest Ballet orchestra members will be joined by Bellingham pianist Dan Sabo for special chamber music concerts featuring piano quintets and string quartets at 7:30pm Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center and 3pm Sunday at Whatcom Museum’s Rotunda Room. Tickets are $20. http://www.bellinghamhouseconcerts.com
    7:30pm

 

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