Week of Sunday, July 21, 2013
(107 events)

Sunday, July 21, 2013 (14 events)

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Anacortes Ride: Join the Mt. Baker Club for a 15- to 17-mile bike ride from March Point to the Anacortes waterfront via the Tommy Thompson bridge. Meet at 10am at the west gravel parking lot at the Swinomish Casino. Bring a lunch. 647-8606 or http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    10:00am
  • Printmaking Workshp: Learn how to design, carve, ink and print your own linoleum block prints at a “Relief Printmaking” workshop with Ben Moreau from 1-5pm in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. Cost is $50; please register in advance. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    1:00pm
  • Wine and Spirits Fest: As part of “Independents Month,” attend Sustainable Connections’ inaugural “Whatcom Wine and Spirits Fest” from 1-6pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Attendees who want to “drink local first” can sample from among more than 40 different local wines and spirits. There’ll also be live music, games and barbecue fare. Tickets are $20-$25 and include eight tasting tickets and a commemorative glass. http://www.sconnect.org
    1:00pm
  • South Fork Summerfest: Live music by Tim McHugh and the Kids, and Band Zandt will be part of the Van Zandt Summerfest taking place from 1-9pm at Deming’s Josh Vander Yacht Memorial Park, 4061 Valley Highway. There will also be a handball tourney, free ice cream cones, a potluck, a memorial ceremony and much more. 592-2297
    1:00pm
  • Fiddlin’ Fox Music Series: The annual “Fiddlin’ Fox” outdoor music and dance series continues with a performance featuring the Latin sounds of Alma Villegas 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
  • Hymn Sing: As part of the “Shall We Gather” exhibit at La Conner’s Skagit Historical Museum, attend a “Hymn Sing” from 3-5pm at Mount Vernon’s Salem Lutheran Church, 2529 N. LaVenture. Entry is by donation. http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    3:00pm

Monday, July 22, 2013 (7 events)

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Missoula Children’s Theatre: It’s not too late for local youth to sign up for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s annual summer camps starting this week at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Kids will be cast with pros to produce Robinson Crusoe (July 22-27), The Wizard of Oz (July 29-Aug. 3), and Blackbeard the Pirate (Aug. 5-10). All camps end with public productions on the final day and night. Cost is $170-$185 per kid. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    10:00am
  • Bike Maintenance Basics: Learn how to lube a chain, fix a flat in record time and make other minor adjustments to your ride at a free “Bike Maintenance Basics” clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Raw Wraps: Learn how to enjoy summer’s bounty in the raw at a “Raw Wraps” course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $35. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Ferndale Book Club: Join the Ferndale Friends Book Club to discuss Louise Erdrich’s newest novel The Round House from 7-9pm at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. y is free. http://www.wcls.org
    7:00pm

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 (8 events)

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cortez Beer and Food Pairing: Guest chef Roberto Cortez helms “Intimate Beer and Food Pairing” dinners at 5:30pm and 8pm Tuesday and Wednesday at Bellingham’s Elizabeth Station, 1400 W. Holy St. Tickets are $50 and include five beers paired with creative dishes. 733-5982
    5:30pm
  • 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
  • Bellingham Reads: Discuss Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma at tonight’s Bellingham Reads book discussion group at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. 778-7323
    6:30pm
  • Woodstock Work Party: Join Bellingham Parks for a work party from 6:30-8:30pm on Chuckanut Drive’s Woodstock Farm. There’s no parking on site, so part at the North Chuckanut Trailhead and walk or bike to the farm. 778-7105 or http://www.cob.org
    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. Both beginning dancers and seasoned pros are welcome, and no partner is needed. Entry is $7-$10. (360) 441-0211
    7:15pm

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 (15 events)

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cortez Beer and Food Pairing: Guest chef Roberto Cortez helms “Intimate Beer and Food Pairing” dinners at 5:30pm and 8pm Tuesday and Wednesday at Bellingham’s Elizabeth Station, 1400 W. Holy St. Tickets are $50 and include five beers paired with creative dishes. 733-5982
    5:30pm
  • Shellfish-tival: Low-tide beach walks, a touch tank full of live critters, booths, activities for kids and more will be part of the second annual “Taylor Shellfish-tival” from 11am-4pm at Bow’s Taylor Shellfish Farms, 2182 Chuckanut Dr. Entry is free and open to all ages. http://www.taylorshellfishfarms.com
    11:00am
  • Hedrick Smith: City Club of Bellingham will host Pulitzer Prize-winning Who Stole the American Dream? author Hedrick Smith at a lunch gathering starting at 11:15am at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. Lunch is $13 for members and $18 for non-members when purchased in advance at Brown Paper Tickets. http://www.bellinghamcityclub.org
    11:15am
  • Noontime Concert: Acoustic guitarist J.P. Falcon Grady and his band will perform a variety of songs and genres at noon at Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center Plaza. Entry 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
  • 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
  • Beer and Brats Cruise: Hop aboard the Island Mariner for a “Bellingham Beer & Brats Boat Cruise” from 6-8pm leaving from Squalicum Harbor, 2621 Harbor Loop Dr. Entry is $35 and includes locally sourced food and drink. http://www.islandmariner.com
    6:00pm
  • Downtown Sounds: As part of Downtown Sounds, listen to the Fabulous Party Boys and the Polyrythmics 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. True Spokes and the Quick and Easy Boys perform Wed., July 31 and the series concludes with Spyn Reset and Juno What?! Wed., Aug. 7. 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
  • Mark Olson and Guests: Head to Orcas Island for a concert with lauded multi-instrumentalists Mark Olson and Ingunn Ringvold—and other special guests—tonight at Eastsound’s Oddfellows Hall, 112 Haven Rd. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.oddshall.org
    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 25, 2013 (22 events)

  • 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
  • Shakespeare Northwest: Shakespeare Northwest continues its summer season with showings of Hamlet at 7pm Thursday and The Merry Wives of Windsor at 7pm Friday, at Mount Vernon’s Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. From 1-7pm Saturday, see the aforementioned plays, plus a touring show dubbed To Be or Not TV at the annual “Iron Man.” The Shakespearean classics continue showing in repertory through Aug. 17. Tickets are $10-$12 general, $30 for “Iron Man.” http://www.shakesnw.org
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Marrowstone Music Festival: The two-week intensive youth music program known as the Marrowstone Music Festival features concerts by talented faculty and students through August 4 at Western Washington University. Concerts this week take place Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at WWU’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15-$21. http://www.marrowstone.syso.org or www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • Old Settlers Picnic: A petting zoo, a car show, food and drink, a fun run, live music by the likes of One More Girl, Swing Connection, Hell’s Belles, Blind Fate and others, log cabin tours, a junior parade and more will be part of the 118th annual Old Settlers Picnic from 10am-9pm Thursday through Friday, and 10:30am-4pm Sunday at Ferndale’s Pioneer Park. Prices for concerts and events vary. http://www.whatcomoldsettlers.com
    10:00am
  • Old Settlers Picnic: A petting zoo, a car show, food and drink, a fun run, live music by the likes of One More Girl, Swing Connection, Hell’s Belles, Blind Fate and others, log cabin tours, a junior parade and more will be part of the 118th annual Old Settlers Picnic from 10am-9pm Thursday through Friday, and 10:30am-4pm Sunday at Ferndale’s Pioneer Park. Prices for concerts and events vary. http://www.whatcomoldsettlers.com
    10:00am
  • Summer Rep: As part of the Mount Baker Theatre's 7th annual Summer Rep season, view Steel Magnolias, Art, and Almost, Maine at various dates through Aug. 11 at the venue's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. 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
  • 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
  • Community Garden Open House: Learn more about local community gardens and network with other gardeners to strengthen programs at a “Community Garden Open House & Learning Fair” from 3-6pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. The event is free, but attendees need to RSVP. 676-6736 or http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu
    3:00pm
  • Salmon Art Unveiling: The Skagit River Salmon Festival invites the public to witness the unveiling of its 2013 commemorative Festival poster and artistic rain barrels from 4-7pm at Mount Vernon’s Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle St. Bellingham photographer Jessica Newley, this year’s poster artist, will be on hand to sign posters purchased at the event. Additionally, eight local artists have turned rain barrels into works of garden art. http://www.skagitriverfest.org
    4:00pm
  • 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
  • Mockingbird Reception and Reading: Attend a reception for area author Julie Trimingham’s Mockingbird at 5:30pm at Chuck and Dee Robinson’s condo above Village Books, 1200 11th St. After the reception, Trimingham will give a reading at 7pm in the bookstore’s Readings Gallery. Entry is $10 to the reception, and free for the reading. http://www.villagebooks.com
    5:30pm
  • Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series: The annual summer music series in the Columbia neighborhood continues with a concert featuring the klezmer sounds of What the Chelm from 6-8pm at Bellingham’s Elizabeth Park. The free concerts occur every Thursday through August 29. http://www.cob.org
    6:00pm
  • Summer Exhibit Reception: Meet and greet with a variety of area artists at an opening reception for a “Summer Exhibit” from 6-8pm at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Artists will be standing by their work from 6-7pm and guests will have a unique opportunity to meet the artists and get personal insight into their art through discussion. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:00pm
  • Greek Summer Specialties: Chef Nahla Gholam helms a “Greek Summer Specialties” course at 6:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • After Hours Art: Tour “Nature in the Balance: Artists Interpreting Climate Change” with exhibiting artists at 6:30pm as part of “After Hours Art” at Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. The tour will be followed by an informal discussion on the creative ways in which artists can stimulate conversation about the future of our planet that leads to positive change. Entry is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    6:30pm
  • Healthcare Meeting: “Overpriced Healthcare Exposed: On the Road to Effective Reform or Last-Ditch Attempts to Save Our Collapsing System” will be the focus of a United for National Healthcare meeting at 7pm at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. Admission is free. http://www.unitedforhealthcare.org
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • Marrowstone Music Festival Kickoff: The two-week intensive youth music program known as the Marrowstone Music Festival features concerts by talented faculty and students through August 4 at Western Washington University. A Faculty Chamber Concert takes place tonight at 7:30pm at the school’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15-$21. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    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 26, 2013 (19 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 Northwest: Shakespeare Northwest continues its summer season with showings of Hamlet at 7pm Thursday and The Merry Wives of Windsor at 7pm Friday, at Mount Vernon’s Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. From 1-7pm Saturday, see the aforementioned plays, plus a touring show dubbed To Be or Not TV at the annual “Iron Man.” The Shakespearean classics continue showing in repertory through Aug. 17. Tickets are $10-$12 general, $30 for “Iron Man.” 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
  • Marrowstone Music Festival: The two-week intensive youth music program known as the Marrowstone Music Festival features concerts by talented faculty and students through August 4 at Western Washington University. Concerts this week take place Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at WWU’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15-$21. http://www.marrowstone.syso.org or www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • Old Settlers Picnic: A petting zoo, a car show, food and drink, a fun run, live music by the likes of One More Girl, Swing Connection, Hell’s Belles, Blind Fate and others, log cabin tours, a junior parade and more will be part of the 118th annual Old Settlers Picnic from 10am-9pm Thursday through Friday, and 10:30am-4pm Sunday at Ferndale’s Pioneer Park. Prices for concerts and events vary. http://www.whatcomoldsettlers.com
    10:00am
  • Old Settlers Picnic: A petting zoo, a car show, food and drink, a fun run, live music by the likes of One More Girl, Swing Connection, Hell’s Belles, Blind Fate and others, log cabin tours, a junior parade and more will be part of the 118th annual Old Settlers Picnic from 10am-9pm Thursday through Friday, and 10:30am-4pm Sunday at Ferndale’s Pioneer Park. Prices for concerts and events vary. http://www.whatcomoldsettlers.com
    10:00am
  • Summer Rep: As part of the Mount Baker Theatre's 7th annual Summer Rep season, view Steel Magnolias, Art, and Almost, Maine at various dates through Aug. 11 at the venue's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. 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
  • 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
  • Project Homeless Connect: Free, confidential services including dental care, medical exams, vision screening, hearing screening, women’s health care, housing assistance and much more will be part of “Project Homeless Connect” throughout the day at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Community volunteers are still needed; go to the website listed below to find out what slots still need to be filled. http://www.whatcomvolunteer.org
    9:00am
  • 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
  • Cemetery Tour: “Immigrants: Our Foreign Roots” will be the focus of a walking tour at 12:30pm at Bayview Cemetery, 1420 Woburn St. Register in advance for the free excursion. 778-7150
    12:30pm
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • 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 live music by Spoonshine 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
  • Garden Stories: Members of the Bellingham Storytellers Guild will share family-friendly tales at a “Once Upon a Time in the Garden” gathering at 7pm at the Children’s Story Garden at Ferndale’s Hovander Homestead Park. Bring along chairs and/or blankets to the free event (and your kids). Cookies and milk will be served following the event. Additional events happen Aug. 23 and Sept. 6. 527-8638
    7:00pm
  • Nordic Movie Night: Watch the comedic A Somewhat Gentle Man at Nordic Movie Night at 7pm at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St. Entry is by donation. http://www.wergelandlodge.com
    7:00pm
  • New Old Time Chautauqua: The internationally acclaimed jugglers known as the Flying Karamazov Brothers will be joined by magician Joey Pipia, a variety of trapeze artists, hula-hooper Vanessa Vortex, and many others at the “New Old Time Chautauqua” starting at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm

Saturday, July 27, 2013 (38 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 Northwest: Shakespeare Northwest continues its summer season with showings of Hamlet at 7pm Thursday and The Merry Wives of Windsor at 7pm Friday, at Mount Vernon’s Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. From 1-7pm Saturday, see the aforementioned plays, plus a touring show dubbed To Be or Not TV at the annual “Iron Man.” The Shakespearean classics continue showing in repertory through Aug. 17. Tickets are $10-$12 general, $30 for “Iron Man.” 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
  • Marrowstone Music Festival: The two-week intensive youth music program known as the Marrowstone Music Festival features concerts by talented faculty and students through August 4 at Western Washington University. Concerts this week take place Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at WWU’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15-$21. http://www.marrowstone.syso.org or www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • Old Settlers Picnic: A petting zoo, a car show, food and drink, a fun run, live music by the likes of One More Girl, Swing Connection, Hell’s Belles, Blind Fate and others, log cabin tours, a junior parade and more will be part of the 118th annual Old Settlers Picnic from 10am-9pm Thursday through Friday, and 10:30am-4pm Sunday at Ferndale’s Pioneer Park. Prices for concerts and events vary. http://www.whatcomoldsettlers.com
    10:00am
  • Old Settlers Picnic: A petting zoo, a car show, food and drink, a fun run, live music by the likes of One More Girl, Swing Connection, Hell’s Belles, Blind Fate and others, log cabin tours, a junior parade and more will be part of the 118th annual Old Settlers Picnic from 10am-9pm Thursday through Friday, and 10:30am-4pm Sunday at Ferndale’s Pioneer Park. Prices for concerts and events vary. http://www.whatcomoldsettlers.com
    10:00am
  • Summer Rep: As part of the Mount Baker Theatre's 7th annual Summer Rep season, view Steel Magnolias, Art, and Almost, Maine at various dates through Aug. 11 at the venue's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • War Birds Over Whatcom: Watch dozens of scaled military models of radio-controlled planes fly maneuvers at Bell Air RC Flyers Club’s annual “War Birds Over Whatcom” from 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Bell Air Model Airfield (on Red River Road just south of Haxton Way). Entry is by donation cash or donations of nonperishable food items. http://www.bellairrcflyers.com
    9:00am
  • Doubleday Ride for ALS: Sign up now for the “DoubleDay Ride to Defeat ALS,” which takes place Saturday and Sunday throughout the Skagit Valley. Cyclists can take part in one or both days. Registration fees are $40-$70. http://www.alsa.org
    9:00am
  • Tour de Whatcom: Bicyclists can help raise funds for a variety of local charities at the annual “Tour de Whatcom” starting at 7:30am at Fairhaven Park and continuing throughout Whatcom County. Rides range from 25 miles to 105 miles. Registration fees are $30-$50. http://www.tourdewhatcom.com
    7:30am
  • 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
  • Old Settlers Run: As part of the Old Settlers Picnic, sign up for today’s “Old Settlers Run” starting at 9am at Ferndale’s Pioneer Park. Runners can choose from a two-mile fun run/walk or a 5k. Registration fees are $10-$20. http://www.whatcomoldsettlers.com
    9:00am
  • Whatcom Dream Run: “The Whatcom Dream 5k” begins at 9am at Bellingham’s Roosevelt Park, 1715 Kentucky St. Registration for the event—which aims to raise funds to help people gain financial literacy—is $5 for kids and $25 for adults. http://www.whatcomdream5k.com
    9:00am
  • Art Dash: As a precursor to the Anacortes Arts Festival, choose from a 5k, 10k, or half-marathon as part of the “Art Dash” starting at 9am at City Hall, 904 6th St. Entry prices vary. http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
    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
  • Insect Safari: Join Wild Whatcom Walks for an “Insect Safari” family field trip and guided nature walk starting at 10am at Ferndale’s Tennant Lake Interpretive Center. Entry is $7 per person or $21 for a family of four. Please register in advance. http://www.wildwhatcom.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
  • 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
  • Artists on the Patio: Attend the second annual “Artists on the Patio” event from 10am-4pm at DragonFrog Gallery & Gifts, 4131 Hannegan Rd., #101. Come support local artisans and shop local. http://www.dragonfroggifts.com
    10:00am
  • Samish Island Arts Festival: The 17th annual Samish Island Arts Festival takes place from 10am-5pm at the Samish Island Community Center, 11292 Blue Heron Rd. Original art—including paintings, glass art, fiber arts, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, photography, garden art and more—will be available for perusal and purchase, and there’ll also be live music and food. Admission is free. http://www.samishisland.net
    10:00am
  • Backyard BBQ: Grilled burgers, potato salad, fruit and beverages will be available at a “Backyard BBQ” at noon at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Entry is $5 and is open to all. 733-4030
    12:00pm
  • Bite of Skagit: A plethora of area restaurants and breweries will have their edible and quaffable goods available at the 5th annual “Bite of Skagit” from 12-4pm at First and Gates streets in downtown Mount Vernon. There’ll also be live music, activities for kids, a talk with celebrity chef Graham Kerr, sidewalk sales and much more. Entry is free; tickets for food and drink are $1 each—with the average “bite” being between 2-5 tickets. http://www.biteofskagit.org
    12:00pm
  • An-O-Chords: The 40-plus voices of the barbershop chorus known as the An-O-Chords can be heard when the ensemble presents its 58th annual “Summer Show” at 1:30pm and 7:30pm performances at Anacortes High School, 1600 20th St. http://www.anochords.org
    1:30pm
  • Make.Shift Block Party: Live, local music, “uncouth” water sports, a zone for kids, a skate jam, circus performances, food trucks, a beer garden, a Bellebrity pie-throwing booth and dunk tank, and much more will be part of the Make.Shift Block Party from 2-9pm on the 1300 block of Flora St. Suggested donation is $10; funds given will help the nonprofit raise the $20,000 it needs to get its aging historic building up to fire code. http://www.makeshiftproject.com
    2:00pm
  • Rockin’ the Park: She’s Not Dead, Motown Cruisers, and Steal Thunder will perform at “Rockin’ the Park” from 2-10:30pm at Mount Vernon’s Lake Associates Recreation Club, 21700 SR 9. The clothing-optional event is family friendly. Tickets are $20-$25. http://www.larcnudists.com
    2:00pm
  • Mike Hardy Benefit Concert: Knight Train will be joined by Hambone Wilson, and Shiloh for a Benefit Concert for longtime Ferndale resident Mike Hardy—who’s battling cancer—from 2-11pm outside of El Nopal Family Restaurant, 6104 Portal Way. Cover is $5. http://www.brownpapertickets.com
    2:00pm
  • Robinson Crusoe: Cheer on area youth who’ve been taking part in the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s first summer theater camp at performances of Robinson Crusoe at 3pm and 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $6-$10. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    3:00pm
  • Rivertalk: World beat, reggae, rock and original music can be heard when Rivertalk performs at a Rick Epting Foundation fundraising concert from 5-8pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 4th & O Ave. Tickets are $10; funds raised will support the expansion of music and art in the greater Skagit Valley. http://www.rickeptingfoundation.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 sweet sounds of Rose Laughlin starting at 6pm at Vartanyan Estate Winery, 1628 Huntley Rd. Suggested donation is $7. http://www.vewinery.com
    6:00pm
  • Arts at the Port Opening: As a precursor to next week’s Anacortes Arts Festival, attend an “Arts at the Port” fine art opening from 6-8pm at the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed Event Center on 1st and Commercial streets. View this year’s exhibition, meet the 46 regional juried fine artists and enjoy wine and snacks. http://www.anacortesartsfestival.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
  • Steve Rudy Trio: Familiar and rediscovered jazz standards and original compositions can be heard when the Steve Rudy Trio performs at 7:30pm at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    7:30pm

 

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