Week of Sunday, July 7, 2013
(113 events)

Sunday, July 7, 2013 (10 events)

  • Where’s Waldo?: Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages can take part in the annual “Where’s Waldo?” scavenger hunt happening through July throughout historic Fairhaven. Pick up a “Find Waldo in Fairhaven” passport at any of 25 participating business in the district. A grand celebration happens July 31. Waldo books and products will be among the prizes awarded. http://www.villagebooks.com
    12:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night and Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex will fill the Bard on the Beach season at various dates through September at Vancouver, B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $24-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Bellingham Festival of Music: The 20th annual Bellingham Festival of Musical will feature classical music concerts from local and visiting musicians at various dates July 5-21 at venues including Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center, the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, and the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$43 (community concerts happening at the Whatcom Museum will be free). http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Blaine Jazz Festival: A “blockbuster double bill” featuring Pearl Django and a roster of visiting musicians/faculty will kick off the Blaine Jazz Festival with a 7pm performance Sunday, July 7 at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. Public concerts during the festival—which features internationally recognized faculty teaching teens and highlighting the visiting jazz artists—continue through Sat., July 13. Costs vary, and some gigs are free. http://www.blainejazz.org
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Circus Art Sketch: Chairs and costumed models will be provided at the monthly “Circus Art Sketch” from 2-5pm at the Bellingham Circus Guild’s Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Please bring your own easels and art materials. Entry is $15. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    2:00pm
  • Fiddlin’ Fox Music Series: The annual “Fiddlin’ Fox” outdoor music and dance series kicks off with a performance featuring the swing and jazz stylings of the Saltwater Octet from 2-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green. The free series—which is sponsored by longtime Bellingham fiddler Linda Fox—continues every Sunday through July. http://www.fairhaven.com
    2:00pm
  • Kitchen Bookshelf: Chef Jesse Otero draws inspiration from the recipes of the Chez Panisse Menu cookbook by Alice Water at a “From the Kitchen Bookshelf” class from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Into to Improv: “Awaken the Spontaneity Within!” will be the focus of a free introductory improv workshop with Improv Playworks’ Sheila Goldsmith from 7-9pm at 1415 Dupont St. Please register in advance. 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.com
    7:00pm

Monday, July 8, 2013 (8 events)

  • Where’s Waldo?: Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages can take part in the annual “Where’s Waldo?” scavenger hunt happening through July throughout historic Fairhaven. Pick up a “Find Waldo in Fairhaven” passport at any of 25 participating business in the district. A grand celebration happens July 31. Waldo books and products will be among the prizes awarded. http://www.villagebooks.com
    12:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night and Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex will fill the Bard on the Beach season at various dates through September at Vancouver, B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $24-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Bellingham Festival of Music: The 20th annual Bellingham Festival of Musical will feature classical music concerts from local and visiting musicians at various dates July 5-21 at venues including Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center, the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, and the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$43 (community concerts happening at the Whatcom Museum will be free). http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Blaine Jazz Festival: A “blockbuster double bill” featuring Pearl Django and a roster of visiting musicians/faculty will kick off the Blaine Jazz Festival with a 7pm performance Sunday, July 7 at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. Public concerts during the festival—which features internationally recognized faculty teaching teens and highlighting the visiting jazz artists—continue through Sat., July 13. Costs vary, and some gigs are free. http://www.blainejazz.org
    7:00pm
  • Cooking for Kids: Jean Layton, ND, leads a “Cooking for Kids: Burritos with Green and Red Salsas” from 10am-12pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Additional youth-oriented cooking classes happen July 11 and 16. Entry is $29 for one class or $72 for all. 734-8158
    10:00am
  • Alpine Climbing: Mt. Baker climbing ranger Brandon Helmstetter leads an “Alpine Climbing” clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. If you’re interested in climbing Baker, Shuksan, Rainier, or other regional mountains, you’ll find out what you need, how to prepare, where to go and who to go with. Register in advance for the free clinic. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Tamale Party: Chef Carlos Carreon from Calle Tacos will lead a “Tamale Making Party” 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
  • 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, July 9, 2013 (9 events)

  • Where’s Waldo?: Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages can take part in the annual “Where’s Waldo?” scavenger hunt happening through July throughout historic Fairhaven. Pick up a “Find Waldo in Fairhaven” passport at any of 25 participating business in the district. A grand celebration happens July 31. Waldo books and products will be among the prizes awarded. http://www.villagebooks.com
    12:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night and Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex will fill the Bard on the Beach season at various dates through September at Vancouver, B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $24-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Bellingham Festival of Music: The 20th annual Bellingham Festival of Musical will feature classical music concerts from local and visiting musicians at various dates July 5-21 at venues including Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center, the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, and the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$43 (community concerts happening at the Whatcom Museum will be free). http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Blaine Jazz Festival: A “blockbuster double bill” featuring Pearl Django and a roster of visiting musicians/faculty will kick off the Blaine Jazz Festival with a 7pm performance Sunday, July 7 at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. Public concerts during the festival—which features internationally recognized faculty teaching teens and highlighting the visiting jazz artists—continue through Sat., July 13. Costs vary, and some gigs are free. http://www.blainejazz.org
    7:00pm
  • Whiskey Cove: Local author Denise Frisino will be signing copies of her book Whiskey Cove from 11am-4pm at Bellingham’s Costco, 4299 Guide Meridian St. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. http://www.whiskeycovebook.com
    11:00am
  • 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
  • Woodstock Work Party: Join Bellingham Parks’ Volunteer Program for a work party from 6:30-8:30pm at Woodstock Farm off Chuckanut Drive. Attendees are welcome to come early to have a picnic in the park. Parking is limited, so park at the North Chuckanut Trailhead and walk or bike to the farm. 778-7105 or http://www.cob.org
    6:30pm
  • Spicy Vegetarian: Chef Robert Fong helms a “Spicy, Sassy Vegetarian” course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Cost is $39. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Zipper Dance: James Schaberg will lead “Zipper Dance” classes at 7:15pm every Tuesday through July 30 at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Each class includes a variety of music and social dance styles included swing, tango, waltz, blues and salsa. Both beginning dancers and seasoned pros are welcome, and no partner is needed. Entry is $7-$10. (360) 441-0211
    7:15pm

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 (17 events)

  • Where’s Waldo?: Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages can take part in the annual “Where’s Waldo?” scavenger hunt happening through July throughout historic Fairhaven. Pick up a “Find Waldo in Fairhaven” passport at any of 25 participating business in the district. A grand celebration happens July 31. Waldo books and products will be among the prizes awarded. http://www.villagebooks.com
    12:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night and Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex will fill the Bard on the Beach season at various dates through September at Vancouver, B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $24-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Blaine Jazz Festival: As part of the Blaine Jazz Festival, “Fusion Faculty” will perform with Martin Kuuskman at 7pm Wednesday at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. A “Big Band Benefit” takes place at 7:30pm Thursday at Semiahmoo Golf Club, and at 7pm Friday, there’ll be a Student Showcase at the PAC. The event wraps up Saturday with an “Art to Jazz” Street Fair and free concerts from 10am-4:30pm in downtown Blaine. Costs vary for the aforementioned concerts. http://www.blainejazz.org
    7:00pm
  • Blaine Jazz Festival: A “blockbuster double bill” featuring Pearl Django and a roster of visiting musicians/faculty will kick off the Blaine Jazz Festival with a 7pm performance Sunday, July 7 at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. Public concerts during the festival—which features internationally recognized faculty teaching teens and highlighting the visiting jazz artists—continue through Sat., July 13. Costs vary, and some gigs are free. http://www.blainejazz.org
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Festival of Music: The 20th annual Bellingham Festival of Musical will feature classical music concerts from local and visiting musicians at various dates through July 21 at venues including Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center, the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, and the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$43 (community concerts happening at the Whatcom Museum will be free). http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Noontime Concert: Rock, folk and reggae can be heard when Bellingham-based trio the Ames performs at noon at Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center Plaza. The outdoor concert is free. http://www.wwu.edu
    12:00pm
  • Wednesday Farmers 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
  • Fly Fishing History: Noted fly fishing historian Darrell Martin will present “The Antique Angler” at 2pm and “The River Itchen” at 7pm at free presentations at Western Washington University’s Wilson Library. 650-6621 or http://www.library.wwu.edu
    2:00pm
  • Book Group: T.C. Boyle’s Tortilla Curtain will be the focus of the 2nd Chapter book group discussion from 2-4pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. All are welcome. 778-7230
    2:00pm
  • 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
  • Downtown Sounds: Polecat will headline Bellingham’s first Downtown Sounds street concert of the season, which takes place from 6-9:30pm in the Arts District on Bay Street between Prospect and West Champion streets. Mts and Tunnels will open the free, all-ages show, and local food vendors will be on hand. Heads up: The July 17 gig will feature Galapagos and Acorn Project. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Brews Cruise: Join San Juan Cruises for Bellingham Bay “Brews Cruises” from 6:30-8pm every Wednesday through Sept. 11 leaving from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $35 and include tasting of three different beers from local and regional breweries—and a great view. http://www.whales.com
    6:30pm
  • Greek Feast: Café Akroteri’s John Kotsogeanis takes the reins at a “Summer Greek Feast” class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater: Read your original writings at the monthly Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater Open Mic starting at 7pm at the café and the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. http://www.chuckanutsandstone.blogspot.com
    7:00pm
  • Impossible Lessons: Whatcom Community College English professor Jennifer Bullis reads selections from her new book of poetry, Impossible Lessons, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.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, July 11, 2013 (17 events)

  • Hamlet: Skagit River Shakespeare Festival begins its summer season with showings of Hamlet at 7pm Thursday and Friday at Mount Vernon’s Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. The house opens with a sonnet slam. Lawn chairs and picnic fare are welcome, but please leave your dogs at home. Additional showings of Hamlet and The Merry Wives of Windsor play in repertory through August 16. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.shakesnw.org
    7:00pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night and Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex will fill the Bard on the Beach season at various dates through September at Vancouver, B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $24-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Blaine Jazz Festival: As part of the Blaine Jazz Festival, “Fusion Faculty” will perform with Martin Kuuskman at 7pm Wednesday at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. A “Big Band Benefit” takes place at 7:30pm Thursday at Semiahmoo Golf Club, and at 7pm Friday, there’ll be a Student Showcase at the PAC. The event wraps up Saturday with an “Art to Jazz” Street Fair and free concerts from 10am-4:30pm in downtown Blaine. Costs vary for the aforementioned concerts. http://www.blainejazz.org
    7:00pm
  • Blaine Jazz Festival: A “blockbuster double bill” featuring Pearl Django and a roster of visiting musicians/faculty will kick off the Blaine Jazz Festival with a 7pm performance Sunday, July 7 at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. Public concerts during the festival—which features internationally recognized faculty teaching teens and highlighting the visiting jazz artists—continue through Sat., July 13. Costs vary, and some gigs are free. http://www.blainejazz.org
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Festival of Music: The 20th annual Bellingham Festival of Musical will feature classical music concerts from local and visiting musicians at various dates through July 21 at venues including Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center, the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, and the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$43 (community concerts happening at the Whatcom Museum will be free). http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex show in repertory at Bard on the Beach through Sept. 14 at Vancouver B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $25-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Lynden Farmers Market: Fresh veggies, fruit, meat and arts and crafts can be had at the Lynden Farmers Market, which takes place from 1-6pm every Thursday through Sept. 26 at Fourth and Front streets. 961-4061
    1:00pm
  • Free Festival Concert: Margot Schwartz, first violinist for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, will be joined by a few Bellingham Festival of Music friends for a free community concert at 2pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    2:00pm
  • Seahawks Visit: Wide receiver Doug Baldwin and defensive lineman Red Bryant of the Seattle Seahawks will meet the public during a free event from 5-7pm at Bellingham’s Lakeway Inn and Conference Center, 714 Lakeway Dr. From 7-9pm, they’ll mingle with customers at Poppes 360. http://www.seahawks.com
    5:00pm
  • Spontaneous Folk: Flip Breskin, Richard Scholtz, Zeke Hoskin and others will perform during a “Spontaneous Folk” gig at 6pm at the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building courtyard, 205 Flora St. Entry is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    6:00pm
  • Anti-Inflammatory Feast: Dieticians from the Skagit Valley Hospital will lead the way at an “Anti-Inflammatory Farmer’s Feast” at 6pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $15. (360) 814-2424 or http://www.skagitvalleyhospital.org/events
    6:00pm
  • Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series: The annual summer music series in the Columbia neighborhood continues with a concert featuring folk musician and activist Dana Lyons from 6-8pm at Bellingham’s Elizabeth Park. The free concerts occur every Thursday through August 29. http://www.cob.org
    6:00pm
  • The Way of Tea: Shelley Thomas kicks off a three-session course focusing on “Chado: The Way of Tea” from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Additional classes happen July 18 and 25. Cost is $59. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Too High to Fail: Bestselling author, investigative journalist and "solar-powered goat herder" Doug Fine shares stories from his new book Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Expect a comedic, hard-hitting look at the War on Drugs. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, July 12, 2013 (24 events)

  • Hamlet: Skagit River Shakespeare Festival begins its summer season with showings of Hamlet at 7pm Thursday and Friday at Mount Vernon’s Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. The house opens with a sonnet slam. Lawn chairs and picnic fare are welcome, but please leave your dogs at home. Additional showings of Hamlet and The Merry Wives of Windsor play in repertory through August 16. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.shakesnw.org
    7:00pm
  • Sin & Gin Tours: The summertime history excursions led by the Good Time Girls continue this weekend at “Sin & Gin” tours starting at 7pm in downtown Bellingham (in front of Bayou on Bay’s Oyster Bar) and historic Fairhaven (outside Skylark’s hidden café). The Victorian era-clad guides will focus on new tour routes and scads of juicy historical tidbits from our city’s past. Tickets are $18 and include a complimentary drink ticket. Tours continue every Friday and Saturday through August. Reservations http://www.goodtimegirlsbham.com
    7:00pm
  • Blaine Jazz Festival: As part of the Blaine Jazz Festival, “Fusion Faculty” will perform with Martin Kuuskman at 7pm Wednesday at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. A “Big Band Benefit” takes place at 7:30pm Thursday at Semiahmoo Golf Club, and at 7pm Friday, there’ll be a Student Showcase at the PAC. The event wraps up Saturday with an “Art to Jazz” Street Fair and free concerts from 10am-4:30pm in downtown Blaine. Costs vary for the aforementioned concerts. http://www.blainejazz.org
    7:00pm
  • Blaine Jazz Festival: A “blockbuster double bill” featuring Pearl Django and a roster of visiting musicians/faculty will kick off the Blaine Jazz Festival with a 7pm performance Sunday, July 7 at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. Public concerts during the festival—which features internationally recognized faculty teaching teens and highlighting the visiting jazz artists—continue through Sat., July 13. Costs vary, and some gigs are free. http://www.blainejazz.org
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Festival of Music: The 20th annual Bellingham Festival of Musical will feature classical music concerts from local and visiting musicians at various dates through July 21 at venues including Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center, the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, and the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$43 (community concerts happening at the Whatcom Museum will be free). http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex show in repertory at Bard on the Beach through Sept. 14 at Vancouver B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $25-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Haynie Opry: World-acclaimed performer Ted Vigil channels John Denver at Haynie Opry tribute performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday at Blaine’s Haynie Grange, 3344 Haynie Rd. Tickets are $20. There will also be a matinee show at 2pm Saturday featuring Matt Audette and the Circle of Friends Band. Tickets to that concert will be $10 at the door. http://www.thehaynieopry.com
    7:00pm
  • Used Book Sale: Harvest some bargains at a Used Book Sale from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday in the sales room behind Peoples Bank across from the Everson Library, 104 Kirsh Dr. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • Everson Summer Festival: A book sale, food and craft vendors, live music, barbecues, a parade, live entertainment, basketball and horseshoe tournaments, a fun run, games for kids, a silent auction and more will be part of the annual Everson-Nooksack Summer Festival happening at Everson City Park, 111 W. Main St., and beyond. A full lineup can be viewed at the website listed here. http://www.eversonnooksackchamber.org
    8:00am
  • Sidewalk Sale: Celebrate summer at the annual “Sidewalk Sale” happening Friday through Sunday at various venues throughout downtown Bellingham. Stores who have indicated they will participate include Caffe Adagio, Chocolate Necessities, Downtown Emporium, Everyday Music, Garys’ Men’s and Women’s Wear, Gathering Glass Designs, Greenhouse, Hilton’s Shoes, Kids Northwest, La Vie En Rose, Little Tiger Toys, Looking Glass Salon, Lulu, ModSock, Pure Bliss Desserts, Sandalwood Salon, and Sojourn. http://www.downtownbham.wordpress.com
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Pride: Attend a variety of events as part of Bellingham Pride from Friday through Sunday throughout Bellingham. The fun begins Friday with a "Prime Time Kickoff Dance" from 7-10pm at Rumors Cabaret (where there'll also be a Betty Pages Anniversary Party starting at 9pm) and an all-ages "B-Proud Dance" from 8pm to midnight at Love to Move Studioz. On Saturday, attend a Pride Family Picnic at noon at Maritime Heritage Park, a Pride Drag Show at 6pm and Rumors Pride Celebration from 10pm-12am. Come http://www.bhampride.org
    7:00pm
  • Red Carpet: Secondary school students who’ve been taking part in Western Washington University’s Summer Youth Theatre Institute will highlight what they’ve learned at “The Red Carpet: Favorite Moments from the Silver Screen” performances at 12pm and 7pm at the school’s Old Main Theater. http://www.wwu.edu/syti
    12:00pm
  • Memoir Crafting: Sara Geballe of Memoir Crafters will discuss the value of preserving your life story in book form at a “Get Started Writing Your Memoir” session at 7pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Entry is free. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    1:29pm
  • 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
  • Ferry Farewells: Attend “Free Friday Ferry Farewells” at 5:30pm at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Attendees can snag a ride aboard The Coot and head out on the water to say “bon voyage” to the Alaska ferry, which departs from Bellingham Bay every Friday. Attendance is by donation, but passengers must sign up in advance. 714-8891 or http://www.boatingcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Relay for Life: Relay for Life of Whatcom County will kick off with a special “Survivors Lap” at 6pm on the city blocks surrounding the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Participants will keep at least one member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the 19-hour event. The grassroots fundraising event sees individuals and teams participate in nearly 5,100 communities nationwide. http://www.relayforlifeofwhatcom.org
    6:00pm
  • Farm Tunes: The “Farm Tunes” concert series kicks into gear with a concert by the Prozac Mountain Boys from 6-9pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Entry is free. The series continues every Friday through Aug. 30. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    6:00pm
  • Cracked Crab Cruise: Join San Juan Cruises and dine on the Northwest’s finest Dungeness crab—and a variety of other edible goodies—at the annual Chuckanut Cracked Crab Dinner Cruise from 6:30-9pm every Friday and Saturday through Sept. 14 leaving from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $29-$59. http://www.whales.com
    6:30pm
  • Salsa Dance: The public is invited to an outdoor Salsa Party from 7-9pm on the Fairhaven Village Green. The free gathering will feature a lesson and performance followed by an “awesome” mix of Latin music. Entry is free. 746-8280
    7:00pm
  • Back Alley Cats: Song and dance routines, vaudevillian sketches, comedy and more when the new in-house cabaret troupe, the Back Alley Cats, perform at 8pm at Mount Vernon’s 1st Street Cabaret, 612 S. 1st St. Entry is $5 at the door. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Ryan Stiles’ Night of Comedy: Ryan Stiles, Bellingham's biggest celebrity and world-renowned improviser and actor, will be joined by Kathy Kinney (Mimi from The Drew Carey Show, Richard Kind (Spin City), and Jeff Davis (Whose Line is It Anyway?) for a "Night of Comedy" to benefit the Burned Children Recovery Foundation at an 8pm performance at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $40. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Comedy Show featuring Joey Gay: Soul Joel will host a show featuring Last Comic Standing standup comedians Mike Bocchetti and Joey Gay at an Outfront Entertainment show starting at 8:30pm at the Underground, 211 E. Chestnut St. Tickets are $10. http://www.souljoelproductions.com
    8:30pm
  • Drive-In Night: Park Manor and the Birchwood Neighborhood will host a viewing of Grease at a temporary drive-in projected onto a 40-foot inflatable screen at dusk in the Park Manor parking lot (in front of Big Lots and Albertsons on the corner of Birchwood and Northwest). Entry is free and open to the public. Park Manor
    9:00pm
  • Hellingham: As part of a month of “greatest hits” shows, attend performances of the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as “Hellingham” at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Please note that summer hours are in effect, meaning there will only be one show on weekend nights through Sept. 21. Tickets are $8-$10. http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm

Saturday, July 13, 2013 (43 events)

  • Sin & Gin Tours: The summertime history excursions led by the Good Time Girls continue this weekend at “Sin & Gin” tours starting at 7pm in downtown Bellingham (in front of Bayou on Bay’s Oyster Bar) and historic Fairhaven (outside Skylark’s hidden café). The Victorian era-clad guides will focus on new tour routes and scads of juicy historical tidbits from our city’s past. Tickets are $18 and include a complimentary drink ticket. Tours continue every Friday and Saturday through August. Reservations http://www.goodtimegirlsbham.com
    7:00pm
  • Sin & Gin Tours: The summertime history excursions led by the Good Time Girls continue this weekend at “Sin & Gin” tours starting at 7pm in downtown Bellingham (in front of Bayou on Bay’s Oyster Bar) and historic Fairhaven (outside Skylark’s hidden café). The Victorian era-clad guides will focus on new tour routes and scads of juicy historical tidbits from our city’s past. Tickets are $18 and include a complimentary drink ticket. Tours continue every Friday and Saturday through August. Reservations http://www.goodtimegirlsbham.com
    7:00pm
  • Blaine Jazz Festival: As part of the Blaine Jazz Festival, “Fusion Faculty” will perform with Martin Kuuskman at 7pm Wednesday at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. A “Big Band Benefit” takes place at 7:30pm Thursday at Semiahmoo Golf Club, and at 7pm Friday, there’ll be a Student Showcase at the PAC. The event wraps up Saturday with an “Art to Jazz” Street Fair and free concerts from 10am-4:30pm in downtown Blaine. Costs vary for the aforementioned concerts. http://www.blainejazz.org
    7:00pm
  • Blaine Jazz Festival: A “blockbuster double bill” featuring Pearl Django and a roster of visiting musicians/faculty will kick off the Blaine Jazz Festival with a 7pm performance Sunday, July 7 at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H St. Public concerts during the festival—which features internationally recognized faculty teaching teens and highlighting the visiting jazz artists—continue through Sat., July 13. Costs vary, and some gigs are free. http://www.blainejazz.org
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Festival of Music: The 20th annual Bellingham Festival of Musical will feature classical music concerts from local and visiting musicians at various dates through July 21 at venues including Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center, the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, and the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets are $10-$43 (community concerts happening at the Whatcom Museum will be free). http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and Elizabeth Rex show in repertory at Bard on the Beach through Sept. 14 at Vancouver B.C.’s Vanier Park. Tickets are $25-$43 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    12:00am
  • Haynie Opry: World-acclaimed performer Ted Vigil channels John Denver at Haynie Opry tribute performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday at Blaine’s Haynie Grange, 3344 Haynie Rd. Tickets are $20. There will also be a matinee show at 2pm Saturday featuring Matt Audette and the Circle of Friends Band. Tickets to that concert will be $10 at the door. http://www.thehaynieopry.com
    7:00pm
  • Used Book Sale: Harvest some bargains at a Used Book Sale from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday in the sales room behind Peoples Bank across from the Everson Library, 104 Kirsh Dr. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • Everson Summer Festival: A book sale, food and craft vendors, live music, barbecues, a parade, live entertainment, basketball and horseshoe tournaments, a fun run, games for kids, a silent auction and more will be part of the annual Everson-Nooksack Summer Festival happening at Everson City Park, 111 W. Main St., and beyond. A full lineup can be viewed at the website listed here. http://www.eversonnooksackchamber.org
    8:00am
  • Sidewalk Sale: Celebrate summer at the annual “Sidewalk Sale” happening Friday through Sunday at various venues throughout downtown Bellingham. Stores who have indicated they will participate include Caffe Adagio, Chocolate Necessities, Downtown Emporium, Everyday Music, Garys’ Men’s and Women’s Wear, Gathering Glass Designs, Greenhouse, Hilton’s Shoes, Kids Northwest, La Vie En Rose, Little Tiger Toys, Looking Glass Salon, Lulu, ModSock, Pure Bliss Desserts, Sandalwood Salon, and Sojourn. http://www.downtownbham.wordpress.com
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Pride: Attend a variety of events as part of Bellingham Pride from Friday through Sunday throughout Bellingham. The fun begins Friday with a "Prime Time Kickoff Dance" from 7-10pm at Rumors Cabaret (where there'll also be a Betty Pages Anniversary Party starting at 9pm) and an all-ages "B-Proud Dance" from 8pm to midnight at Love to Move Studioz. On Saturday, attend a Pride Family Picnic at noon at Maritime Heritage Park, a Pride Drag Show at 6pm and Rumors Pride Celebration from 10pm-12am. Come http://www.bhampride.org
    7:00pm
  • Paper Cutting Workshop: “Patterns of Place” will be the focus of a paper cutting workshop with Ann Reid from 10am-3pm Saturday and Sunday at Bow’s Harmony Fields, 7465 Thomas Rd. Participants will learn the basics of composing, transferring and cutting an intricate design from a single sheet of paper. Entry is $95, plus a $10 materials fee. http://www.hfproduce.com
    10:00am
  • Skagit Valley Highland Games: The 19th annual Skagit Valley Highland Games can be visited from 9am-8pm Saturday and 9am-6pm Sunday at Mount Vernon’s Edgewater Park. The event features, among other things, a Celtic Legends concert, highland dancing, athletic events, sheepdog trials, bagpipers and massed pipe bands, food and Celtic merchandise, events for kids, a beer and whiskey garden and Scottish and Irish Acoustic Music. Entry is $10-$13 per person or $30 for a family of four. Weekend passes are available. http://www.celticarts.org
    9:00am
  • Tour of Private Gardens: Tour six sensational spaces at the Whatcom Horticultural Society’s 27th annual “Tour of Private Gardens” from 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Whatcom County. Tickets are $10-$22 and can be purchased onsite or in advance at a variety of area nurseries. http://www.whatcomhortsociety.org
    11:00am
  • Art by the Bay: The Stanwood-Camano Arts Guild will host its annual 20th annual “Art by the Bay” fine arts and live music festival from 10am-5pm at the Stanwood-Camano Community Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway. More than 100 juried artists and craftspeople from around the Pacific Northwest will share their wares. Admission is free. http://www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com
    10:00am
  • Tall Ship Tours: Crews in period costumes will host self-guided tours and sails aboard the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain from Saturday through the following Friday at Bellingham’s Squalicum Harbor. Walk-on tours are $3, battle sails are $40-$60, and evening and adventure sails are $39. Find times and make reservations at the website listed here. http://www.historicalseaport.org
    12:00am
  • 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
  • Clear Lake Triathlon: Swimming, running and biking will share center stage at the Clear Lake Triathlon, which begins at 9am at the Clear Lake Swim Beach. Entry is $20-$70. http://www.skagitcounty.net
    9:00am
  • Chuckanut Foot Race: The 46th annual Chuckanut Foot Race begins at 9am at Marine Park and finishes at Larrabee State Park, where there’ll be live music, food and drink and an awards ceremony. The seven-mile course follows the Interurban Trail. Entry is $30. http://www.gbrc.net
    9:00am
  • Mount Vernon Farmers Market: The Mount Vernon Farmers Market can be visited from 9am-1pm every Saturday through Oct. 19 at Skagit State Bank, 901 Cleveland Ave. http://www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.com
    9:00am
  • Anacortes Farmers Market: Drop by 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
  • Sumas Book Club: Friends, food and books will be part of the Sumas Book Club meeting from 9-10am at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. All are welcome. 305-3600
    9:00am
  • Community Meal: Chicken tamales will be the main course 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
  • Ferndale Public Market: Attend the Ferndale Public Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Oct. 26 at the town’s Centennial Riverwalk Park. http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.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
  • Art and Jazz: As part of the Blaine Jazz Festival, area artists and artisans will show and sell their work at the “Art-2-Jazz” Street Fair from 10am-4:30pm in downtown Blaine. Free concerts featuring students and faculty from the festival will be part of the free fun. http://www.blainejazz.org
    10:00am
  • Cherry Sampling Day: Classes, demos, discussions and tastings will be part of “Cherry Sampling Day” from 11am-2pm at Mount Vernon’s Washington Research and Extension Center, 16650 State Route 536. This is a great opportunity to taste different varieties of cherries and get help on planting and managing cherry trees in your backyard. Entry is $15 per person or $30 per family. http://www.nwfruit.org
    11:00am
  • Gouda Class: Learn how to make Gouda cheese from native German cheese-maker at a class with Corina Sahlin from 12-3:30pm at Sahin’s Marblemount Homestead. Entry is $45 per person. http://www.marblemounthomestead.com
    12:00pm
  • Steampunk Festival: Literature, music and art will all be highlighted at the “Fantastical Mr. Flip’s Carnival”-themed Steampunk Festival happening from 12-5pm at various venues in Fairhaven. Vendors, merchants, contests, food and much more will be part of the fun. http://www.fairhaven.com
    12:00pm
  • Steampunk Readings: In conjunction with the annual Fairhaven Steampunk Festival, attend multi-author readings from a variety of sci-fi and Steampunk-inspired authors from 1-4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    1:00pm
  • Willow Basketry Workshop: Shannon Robertson leads a “Willow Basketry” workshop from 1-5pm at the Ferndale Library, 20007 Cherry St. Space to the free class is limited, so please register in advance. 305-3600
    1:00pm
  • Dulcimer Club: Join the monthly Bellingham Dulcimer Club meeting at 1:30pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Donations for the room rental will be accepted. http://www.bellingham-dulcimer-club.blogspot.com
    1:30pm
  • Nepalese Craft Sale: Pashmina shawls and scarves, prayer flags and more will be part of a Nepalese Craft Sale and Himalayan slideshow from 2-5pm at the Deming Public Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Funds raised will benefit children living in poverty in need of support to attend school in Nepal. 595-2512
    2:00pm
  • ANT Benefit: Animals for Natural Therapy will host its annual “Bluegrass Bash Benefit” from 4-9pm at Windy Acres Farm, 721 Van Wyck Rd. The family-friendly fundraiser will feature a parade of animals, live music from the Moongrass Band and Quickdraw String Band, barbecued salmon and other foodstuffs, and more. Suggested donation is $10 for kids, $20 for adults or $40 per family. http://www.animalsasnaturaltherapy.org
    4:00pm
  • Summer Moments Opening: An opening reception and potluck for “Summer Moments” takes place from 4:30-9pm at Camano Island’s Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way. The multi-artist exhibit features glass, metal, stone, wood, mosaics and paintings. See it through Sept. 8. http://www.matzkefineart.com
    4:30pm
  • Skagit Dinner on the Farm: “Celebrate Skagit Dinner on the Farm” will be the focus of Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland’s fundraising feast starting at 5pm at Taylor Shellfish Farms, 2182 Chuckanut Dr. Oyster Creek Inn Chef Thomas Palmer will helm the dinner, which includes four field-to-plate courses, appetizers, and a variety of Washington wines. Tickets are $125. http://www.skagitonians.org
    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
  • Winery Concert: As part of a summer series of music, listen to the sounds of the rock-based Holmes Shea Band starting at 6pm at Vartanyan Estate Winery, 1628 Huntley Rd. Suggested donation is $7. http://www.vewinery.com
    6:00pm
  • Biagio Concert: Listen to the acoustic guitar stylings of Biagio Biondolillo from 6:30-8pm at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:30pm
  • Cracked Crab Cruise: Join San Juan Cruises and dine on the Northwest’s finest Dungeness crab—and a variety of other edible goodies—at the annual Chuckanut Cracked Crab Dinner Cruise from 6:30-9pm every Friday and Saturday through Sept. 14 leaving from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $29-$59. http://www.whales.com
    6:30pm
  • Pride Drag Show: As part of Bellingham Pride, attend the annual “Pride Drag Show” at 7pm at Rumors Cabaret, 1119 Railroad Ave. Stick around afterwards for the annual Pride Party. Entry is $5. http://www.bhampride.org
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: Northern Contraband will provide live tunes at the Bellingham Country Dance Society’s Contra Dance from 7:30-10:30pm at Everson’s Glen Echo Community Building, 7964 Goodwin Rd. No partner or experience is necessary, and all ages and skill levels are welcome. Entry is $8-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:30pm
  • Improv in Lynden: Performers from the Upfront Theatre will bring their talents to Lynden for a one-night-only gig at 8pm at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The improvised comedy show will be appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $12. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    8:00pm

 

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