Week of Sunday, July 14, 2013
(110 events)

Sunday, July 14, 2013 (20 events)

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Padden Mountain Pedal: The 20th annual mountain bike race known as the Padden Mountain Pedal begins at 10am at Bellingham’s Lake Padden Park. Entry is $15-$30—there will also be a free race for kids. An after-party begins at 4pm at Kulshan Brewery. http://www.paddenmtnpedal.com
    8:30am
  • Founding Father: Actor GregRobin Smith will take on a titular role when he presents “Ben Franklin, the Founding Fathers, and Unitarian Universalists” at 10:30am at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. The event is free and open to the public. 733-3837 or http://www.buf.org
    10:30am
  • Pilchuck Open House: Hot glass demos, docent-led tours of the campus, an art sale, live music and food and beverages will be part of the once-a-year Open House from 12-5pm at Stanwood’s lauded Pilchuck Glass School, 1201 316th St. Entry is $10-$20—special “Off the Beaten Path” tours are $35. Reservations are recommended. http://www.pilchuck.com
    12:00pm
  • Summer Rides: Join Everybody Bike’s free “Summer Rides” series at a “Cows on Bikes” excursion beginning at 1pm at Lynden’s City Bible Church NS, 1986 Main St. You’ll be biking to Fresh Breeze Organic Dairy to meet cows and the farmers who love them. No registration is necessary. http://www.everybodybike.com
    1:00pm
  • Ranger & the Re-Arrangers: The Seattle gypsy jazz band known as Ranger & the Re-Arrangers perform at 2pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 4th St. The show is part of a series of outdoor summer concerts. Admission is free. http://www.theheartofanacortes.com
    2:00pm
  • Garden Workshop: “Critters in Your Garden” will be the focus of a free Master Gardener-led workshop at 2pm at Ferndale’s Hovander Homestead Park. Entry is free and no registration is required. 676-6736 or http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu
    2:00pm
  • Fiddlin’ Fox Music Series: The annual “Fiddlin’ Fox” outdoor music and dance series continues with a performance featuring the Folichon Cajun Band 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
  • Her Boyfriend’s Bones: Jeanne Matthews reads from her new Dinah Perelin mystery, Her Boyfriend’s Bones, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.jeannematthews.com
    4:00pm

Monday, July 15, 2013 (9 events)

  • 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
  • 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
  • Backcountry Cooking: Expand your talents as a backcountry cook at a “Backcountry Cooking Basics” clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free course. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Bastille Day Picnic: Join Karina Davidson for a “Bastille Day Picnic” course from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Pie Perfection: Chef Tracy Olson from Two Girls Baking Company will helm a “Pie Perfection” class at 6:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $30. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Rocks & Gems: All are welcome at the Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club’s monthly meeting at 7pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Center, 2214 Electric Ave. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Vaudevillingham: The Bellingham Circus Guild hosts the monthly uncensored variety show known as “Vaudevillingham” at 7pm and 9pm performers at the guild’s Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. If you’ve been before, come again, because you’ll never, ever see the same show twice. Suggested donation is $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    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, July 16, 2013 (10 events)

  • 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
  • Summer Rep: The comedic Almost, Maine kicks off Mount Baker Theatre’s Summer Rep season with a 7:30pm showing on Tuesday at the MBT’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The heart-tugging Steel Magnolias opens at 8pm Wednesday, and the “wildly funny” Art shows at 7:30pm Thursday. The three plays show in repertory through Aug. 11. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Children’s Craft Fair: Homemade crafts and treats made by area youth will be for sale at a Children’s Craft Fair from 2-3pm at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. 305-3600
    2:00pm
  • Summer Salads: Learn how to make a meal out of salad at a “Summer Main Course Salads” course with Lisa Dixon from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Summer Salads and Sandwiches: A “Summer Salads and Sandwiches” class begins at 6:30pm at Mount Vernon’s Skagit Valley Food Co-op. Register in advance for the free course. http://www.skagitfoodcoop.com
    6:30pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour: Bestselling author Chris Bohjalian reads from his new book, The Light in the Ruins, as the featured scribe at tonight’s Chuckanut Radio Hour taping at 7pm at Whatcom Community College’s Heiner Theater. The Lady Crooners will be the musical guests. Tickets are $5. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • 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. -$10. (360) 441-0211
    7:15pm

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 (15 events)

  • 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
  • Summer Rep: The comedic Almost, Maine kicks off Mount Baker Theatre’s Summer Rep season with a 7:30pm showing on Tuesday at the MBT’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The heart-tugging Steel Magnolias opens at 8pm Wednesday, and the “wildly funny” Art shows at 7:30pm Thursday. The three plays show in repertory through Aug. 11. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Summer Rep: As part of the Mount Baker Theatre’s Summer Rep series, attend the heart-tugging play Steel Magnolias at 8pm Wednesday and 7:30pm Saturday and Tuesday at the MBT’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. View the “wildly funny” play Art at 7:30pm Thursday, 3pm Sunday and 7:30pm the following Wednesday and Almost, Maine at 7:30pm Friday and the following Thursday. The three plays show through Aug. 11. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Noontime Concert: Takes All Kinds will play foot-stomping rock and funk at noon at Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center Plaza. Entry is free. On July 24, self-taught acoustic guitarist J.P. Falcon Grady and his band will perform a variety of songs and genres. 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
  • 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: Galapagos and Acorn Project will do their thing at Downtown Sounds from 6-9:30pm in the Arts District on Bay Street between Prospect and West Champion streets. The all-ages concert is free, and local food vendors will be on hand. 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
  • Meat Rabbit Class: Find out more about how to turn bunnies into dinner at a “Raising Meat Rabbits” presentation with Robert Fiut at 6:30pm at Mount Vernon’s Skagit Valley Food Co-op. The class is free, but you must register in advance. http://www.skagitfoodcoop.com
    6:30pm
  • Lost Art: Harvard physics professor John Huth reads from his first book, The Lost Art of Finding Our Way, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book questions what is lost when modern technology substitutes for our innate capacity to find our own way. 671-2626
    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
  • Weird Al Yankovic: Expect to hear classic hits such as “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Fat,” and more when the world’s most popular comedy recording artist, Weird Al Yankovic, brings “The Alpocalypse Tour” to Bellingham for a 7:30pm show at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the Grammy Award-winning musician are $$30-$45. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm

Thursday, July 18, 2013 (18 events)

  • 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
  • Shakespeare in Repertory: Shakespeare Northwest continues its summer season with showings of The Merry Wives of Windsor at 7pm Thursday and Saturday, and Hamlet at 7pm Friday, at Mount Vernon’s Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. The Shakespearean classics continue showing in repertory through Aug. 17. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.shakesnw.org
    7:00pm
  • Summer Rep: The comedic Almost, Maine kicks off Mount Baker Theatre’s Summer Rep season with a 7:30pm showing on Tuesday at the MBT’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The heart-tugging Steel Magnolias opens at 8pm Wednesday, and the “wildly funny” Art shows at 7:30pm Thursday. The three plays show in repertory through Aug. 11. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Summer Rep: As part of the Mount Baker Theatre’s Summer Rep series, attend the heart-tugging play Steel Magnolias at 8pm Wednesday and 7:30pm Saturday and Tuesday at the MBT’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. View the “wildly funny” play Art at 7:30pm Thursday, 3pm Sunday and 7:30pm the following Wednesday and Almost, Maine at 7:30pm Friday and the following Thursday. The three plays show through Aug. 11. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    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
  • 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
  • Lynden Book Sale: The Lynden Friends Book Sale will feature books, movies, music CDs, software and board games for sale from 10am-5pm Thursday through Saturday across from the Lynden Library in the City Hall Annex, 205 4th St. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • 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
  • History Cruise: Local historian Brian Griffin will lead the 30th annual “History Cruise” at 5pm at Squalcium Harbor, 722 Coho Way. Those who reserve tickets aboard the Island Caper will learn more about the past, present and future of Bellingham’s shoreline while enjoying stellar views from onboard the boat. Tickets are $30-$35. Cruises continue every Thursday through August. 778-8963 or http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    5:00pm
  • Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series: The annual summer music series in the Columbia neighborhood continues with a concert featuring folksinger Amber Darland from 6-8pm at Bellingham’s Elizabeth Park. The free concerts occur every Thursday through August 29. http://www.cob.org
    6:00pm
  • Papasan’s Simple Truths: Bestselling author Jay Papasan will inspire and motivate when he shares ideas from the self-help book he co-wrote with Gary Keller, The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, from 6-8:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com or www.mountbakertheatre.com
    6:00pm
  • Green Tour: A “Docent Green Tour” begins at 6:30pm at Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Explore the engineering and environmental systems built into the Lightcatcher building that make it sustainable for generations to come. The event is free with $5 Thursday admission. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    6:30pm
  • Middle Eastern Dance: Learn basic moves at a “Middle Eastern Dance” course from 7-8:30pm tonight and again on July 25 at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. Judy Peterson and Samantha Riggs will lead the free classes. 305-3600
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fitness Forum: “The State of the Trails” will be the focus of a free Fitness forum with local “trail grubber” Tom Chisholm at 7:15pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. Find out how the local trail system has evolved to get the point where it is now and where it's headed in the future. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    7:15pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • 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. http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    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, July 19, 2013 (23 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
  • Shakespeare in Repertory: Shakespeare Northwest continues its summer season with showings of The Merry Wives of Windsor at 7pm Thursday and Saturday, and Hamlet at 7pm Friday, at Mount Vernon’s Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. The Shakespearean classics continue showing in repertory through Aug. 17. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.shakesnw.org
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Tours: Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours and North Cascades explorer tours every weekend through early September in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Newhalem walking tours and occasional powerhouse tours are also offered. Walking tours are free; boat tours and explorer tours are $18-$35. http://www.skagittours.com
    12:00am
  • Summer Rep: As part of the Mount Baker Theatre’s Summer Rep series, attend the heart-tugging play Steel Magnolias at 8pm Wednesday and 7:30pm Saturday and Tuesday at the MBT’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. View the “wildly funny” play Art at 7:30pm Thursday, 3pm Sunday and 7:30pm the following Wednesday and Almost, Maine at 7:30pm Friday and the following Thursday. The three plays show through Aug. 11. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    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
  • Northwest Raspberry Festival: Celebrate the largest harvest of raspberries in North America at the Northwest Raspberry Festival from 10am-8pm Friday and 8am-6pm Saturday at a variety of venues in downtown Lynden. In addition to dining on the delicious fruit, there will be basketball tournaments, live music, activities for kids, a fun run, prize drawings, a classic car show, a street market and more. Most events are free. http://www.lynden.org
    10:00am
  • Tom Papa, Rodney Sherwood: Lauded comedians Tom Papa and Rodney Sherwood take to the stage for standup shows at 8pm Friday and Saturday at Bow’s Skagit Valley Casino Resort, 5984 N. Darrk Lane. Tickets are $23-$27. http://www.theskagit.com
    8:00pm
  • Space Trek: As part of a month of “greatest hits” shows, attend performances of the perennially popular improvised sci-fi adventure known as “Space Trek” 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
  • Gem Fair: Nearly 50 renowned importers, exporters and manufacturers will be onsite with a large selection of fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, minerals and more at a Gem Faire happening from 12-6pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday at Lynden’s NW Washington Faire & Events Center, 1775 Front St. Entry is $7 for the entire weekend. http://www.gemfaire.com
    12:00pm
  • 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
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for “Wild Things” excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in July on the North Lake Whatcom Trail. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Chuckanut Brewery Anniversary: Celebrate the fifth anniversary of Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen by partaking in $4 pints all day at the brewery’s headquarters at 601 W. Holly St. There will also be tours at 6:30pm and 7pm and live music beginning at 7:30pm. http://www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com
    11:00am
  • Latin Luncheon: Cuban food will be on the menu at a “Latin Learning Luncheon” at noon in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $20. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    12:00pm
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • 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. Register in advance. 714-8891 or http://www.boatingcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Farm Tunes: The “Farm Tunes” concert series continues with an acoustic concert by the Catkins 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
  • Madrona Grove: San Juan Island author and poet Shannon P. Laws reads from her new collection, Madrona Grove: Poems Written Under the Canopy, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Family Story Night: Professional tale-tellers from the Bellingham Storyteller’s Guild will share stories at 7pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Show up at 6pm for an hour of coaching and an intro to the craft. Entry is free. 778-7188
    7:00pm
  • Benefit Dance: The 29-piece Bellingham Youth Jazz Band will perform at a benefit dance at 7pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Admission to the all-ages dance is by donation. 676-5760
    7:00pm
  • Dances of Universal Peace: Celebrate the summer sun with meditative movement and deep spirituality at 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
  • 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
  • Drive-In Night: Bellingham’s Birchwood neighborhood will host a viewing of Wreck in Ralph at dusk on a 40-foot screen 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 all. http://www.epicevents.us
    9:00pm

Saturday, July 20, 2013 (31 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
  • Shakespeare in Repertory: Shakespeare Northwest continues its summer season with showings of The Merry Wives of Windsor at 7pm Thursday and Saturday, and Hamlet at 7pm Friday, at Mount Vernon’s Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. The Shakespearean classics continue showing in repertory through Aug. 17. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.shakesnw.org
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Tours: Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours and North Cascades explorer tours every weekend through early September in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Newhalem walking tours and occasional powerhouse tours are also offered. Walking tours are free; boat tours and explorer tours are $18-$35. http://www.skagittours.com
    12:00am
  • Summer Rep: As part of the Mount Baker Theatre’s Summer Rep series, attend the heart-tugging play Steel Magnolias at 8pm Wednesday and 7:30pm Saturday and Tuesday at the MBT’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. View the “wildly funny” play Art at 7:30pm Thursday, 3pm Sunday and 7:30pm the following Wednesday and Almost, Maine at 7:30pm Friday and the following Thursday. The three plays show through Aug. 11. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    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
  • Northwest Raspberry Festival: Celebrate the largest harvest of raspberries in North America at the Northwest Raspberry Festival from 10am-8pm Friday and 8am-6pm Saturday at a variety of venues in downtown Lynden. In addition to dining on the delicious fruit, there will be basketball tournaments, live music, activities for kids, a fun run, prize drawings, a classic car show, a street market and more. Most events are free. http://www.lynden.org
    10:00am
  • Tom Papa, Rodney Sherwood: Lauded comedians Tom Papa and Rodney Sherwood take to the stage for standup shows at 8pm Friday and Saturday at Bow’s Skagit Valley Casino Resort, 5984 N. Darrk Lane. Tickets are $23-$27. http://www.theskagit.com
    8:00pm
  • Space Trek: As part of a month of “greatest hits” shows, attend performances of the perennially popular improvised sci-fi adventure known as “Space Trek” 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
  • Gem Fair: Nearly 50 renowned importers, exporters and manufacturers will be onsite with a large selection of fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, minerals and more at a Gem Faire happening from 12-6pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday at Lynden’s NW Washington Faire & Events Center, 1775 Front St. Entry is $7 for the entire weekend. http://www.gemfaire.com
    12:00pm
  • 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
  • Skagit Tours: Seattle City Light, the North Cascades Institute, and the National Park Service offer Diablo Lake boat tours and North Cascades explorer tours every weekend through early September in and around the three dams near Highway 20. Newhalem walking tours and occasional powerhouse tours are also offered. Walking tours are free; boat tours and explorer tours are $18-$35. http://www.skagittours.com
    12:00am
  • Skagit Studio Tour: Visit nearly 30 artists showing their work in 17 studios from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday as part of Skagit Artists Together’s 10th annual Studio Tour happening throughout Skagit County. The self-guided tour is free. Maps and brochures can be picked up at locations throughout the county or downloaded from the website listed here. http://www.skagitartiststogether.com
    10:00am
  • Birch Bay Discovery Days: A grand parade, an arts and crafts fair, food vendors, clamming, wakeboarding, kite flying and much more will be part of the 34th annual “Birch Bay Discovery Days” happening from 10am-7pm Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday in Birch Bay behind CJ’s Beach House Restaurant, 7878 Birch Bay Dr. http://www.birchbaychamber.com
    10:00am
  • Fairhaven Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:00am
  • Wind Horse Half Marathon: The third annual Wind Horse Half Marathon begins at 8:30am at Fairhaven Park. The 13.1-mile “low-key, no-frills” race raises funds for the Blue Sky Education Project, which supports children in Tsetserleg, Mongolia—one of Bellingham’s sister cities. Entry is $30-$35. http://www.windhorserun.com
    8:30am
  • Padden Duathlon: The biking-and-running race known as the “Padden Duathlon” begins at 9am at Lake Padden. Entry is $25-$30 (relay teams will add another $10). http://www.cob.org
    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
  • 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 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
  • Birch Bay Bike Parade: Join Everybody Bikes for a “Birch Bay Bike Parade” Summer Ride starting at 10:45am at the C Shop, 4825 Alderson Rd. The free event is part of the Birch Bay Discovery Days parade, so stick around afterwards and enjoy the festivities. http://www.everybodybike.com
    10:45am
  • Limelight Writer: The “Writers in the Limelight” series will feature an onscreen author talk and interview with The Things They Carried scribe Tim O’Brien at noon at the Pickford’s Limelight Cinema, 1416 Cornwall Ave. Entry is $5. http://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Canning Demo: Learn how to can and preserve fresh foods from the experts—as well as discover new recipes—at a “Discover You Can: Learn Make Share” demo at noon at the Depot Market Square. Preserver Susy Hymas will be at the Market to answer questions, share techniques, and display the process of canning pickles. Entry is free. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    12:00pm
  • Fly Day: See aviation history come to life and take to the skies at the monthly Fly Day from 12-4pm at the Heritage Flight Museum, 4165 Mitchell Way. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.heritageflight.org
    12:00pm
  • Contra Ferry Dance: Join members of the Bellingham Country Dance Society for a Ferry Boat Contra Dance Party leaving at 1pm from the Anacortes Ferry Terminal. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    1:00pm
  • Food and Film: Head to Mount Vernon for a “Film and Food” series starting with a 1pm viewing of Julie and Julia at the Lincoln Theatre (712 S. First St.) followed by a 3:30pm class focused on dishes from the movie with Chef Andy Nguyen at Gretchen’s Kitchen (509 S. First St.). Cost is $40 for both events. http://www.lincolntheatre.org or www.gretchenskitchen.com
    1:00pm
  • Koppy’s Words and Music: Author and guitarist Michael Koppy shares stories and songs from his album and book Ashmore’s Store at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Expect to hear old cowboy songs he’s changed to his liking, idiosyncratic originals and stories and anecdotes about growing up in the Deep South. Entry is free. 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
  • Winery Concert: As part of a summer series of music, listen to the classic rock sounds of the Dagwoods starting at 6pm at Vartanyan Estate Winery, 1628 Huntley Rd. Suggested donation is $7. http://www.vewinery.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
  • Comedy Nite with Rip Michaels: Rip Michaels, the winner of the 2013 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition, will be the featured performer at a Comedy Nite performance starting at 9pm at Poppes 360, 714 Lakeway Dr. Tickets are $10. 671-1011 or http://www.facebook.com/comedynite
    9:00pm

 

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