Week of Sunday, July 28, 2013
(111 events)

Sunday, July 28, 2013 (20 events)

  • 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
  • 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
  • Theatre Guild Auditions: Cold readings from the script will be part of the audition process for upcoming performances of Neil Simon’s The Prisoner of Second Avenue at 7pm Sunday and Monday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Shows are in late September and early October. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Chuckanut Mountain Run: The final race in the Bellingham Trail Running series, the Chuckanut Mountain 12k and 30k, begins at 7am at Larrabee State Park off Chuckanut Dr. Fees are $35-$65. http://www.bellinghamtrail.com
    7:00am
  • 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
  • Paws-n-Claws Expo: Professional pet portraits, a community garage sale, games, vendors, doggy nail trims, demos and much more will be part of the Alternative Humane Society’s 5th annual “Paws-n-Claws Expo” from 10am-4pm at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. Entry is free. http://www.alternativehumanesociety.com
    10:00am
  • J.J. Donovan Opening: As part of opening day of “Treasures from the Trunk: The Story of J.J. Donovan,” local historian and guest curator Brian Griffin will give greater insight into the prolific history of Donovan at 3pm at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Co-op Community Party: Live music by Hot Damn Scandal and the Lucky Brown Band will be part of the free offerings at the 16th annual Community Food Co-op's Community Party from 12-5:30pm at Bellingham's Maritime Heritage Park. The event will also feature performances by the New Old Time Chautauqua, members of the Bellingham Circus GUild, and others, $3 vegetarian burritos, henna tattoos, a recycled art station, a nonprofit info fair, face painting and more. All are welcome. http://www.communityfood.coop
    12:00pm
  • History Ride: As part of Everybody Bike’s Summer Rides series, attend a “History Ride” starting at 1pm at the Fairhaven Village Green. The excursion will focus on JJ Donovan, and you’ll find out why so many Bellingham landmarks are named after him. Entry is free. http://www.everybodybike.com
    1:00pm
  • Brewers by the Bay: Sample a variety of the finest microbrews in the region at Bellingham Bay Rotary’s 7th annual “Brewers by the Bay” fundraiser from 1-5pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and include five tastes from among 60 different microbrews, a tasting glass and live music. http://www.bellinghambayrotary.com
    1:00pm
  • Fiddlin’ Fox Music Series: The annual “Fiddlin’ Fox” outdoor music and dance series concludes with a performance featuring the Gypsy and Balkan sound of Balkanarama from 2-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green. The free series is sponsored by longtime Bellingham fiddler Linda Fox. http://www.fairhaven.com
    2:00pm
  • Half as Happy: Spokane-based author Gregory Spatz reads from his new collection of stories, Half As Happy, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Tina Klix Celebration of Life: Local dancer, choreographer and arts supporter Tina Klix will be remembered at a gathering celebrating her life starting at 5pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Potluck food will be provided. 676-4113
    5:00pm

Monday, July 29, 2013 (7 events)

  • 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 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
  • Theatre Guild Auditions: Cold readings from the script will be part of the audition process for upcoming performances of Neil Simon’s The Prisoner of Second Avenue at 7pm Sunday and Monday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Shows are in late September and early October. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Acting Intensive: Students will concentrate on script analysis and scene work at a one-week “Acting Intensive” course with Glenn Hergenhahn starting tonight from 6-9pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The class continues through Aug. 1. Cost is $200 (discounts are available). .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    6:00pm
  • Open Mic: Read from your patriotic or political works—or any creative work in progress—at the monthly Open Mic at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Local writer and emcee Laurel Leigh emcees the event. Sign up at the main counter on the first floor or call the number listed below to do so. 671-2626
    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 30, 2013 (8 events)

  • 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 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
  • 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
  • We Grow Stand: Purchase a variety of fresh produce provided by the seed-to-market vocational readiness program for at-risk and homeless youth known as We Grow from 2-4pm every Tuesday in front of Northwest Youth Services, 1020 N. State St. http://www.nwys.org
    2:00pm
  • Hiking Basics: Learn about trip planning, essential items, equipment, safety precautions, along with local resources and places to go at a free “Hiking Basics” clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Foreclosure Assistance: Local nonprofits will present information for distressed homeowners focusing on how they can afford foreclosures at a free gathering at 7pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. The event happens again Tues., Aug. 27. http://www.nwjustice.org
    7:00pm
  • The Vespertine Circus: Oakland, California’s premier circus troupe, the Vespertine Circus, will perform its latest original show, Important Business at 7pm at the Bellingham Circus Guild’s Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. The show—which is appropriate for all ages—is described as “an office comedy like no other." Tickets are $10-$15. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 (14 events)

  • 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
  • Threshing Bee: The Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Association will host its annual Threshing Bee and Tractor Show from 8am-8pm Wednesday through Saturday at Lynden’s Berthusen Park. Threshing demos, antique tractors and parades, steam-powered sawmill demos, antique and tractor pulls and a swap meet will be part of the fun. Entry is $3-$7. http://www.psatma.com
    8:00am
  • Summer Rep: As part of its seventh Summer Rep season, attend showings ofAlmost, Maine at 7:30pm Wednesday, Saturday and Tuesday at the Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Steel Magnolias can be experienced at 7:30pm Thursday, 3pm Sunday, and 7:30pm the following Wednesday, and Art can be seen at 7:30pm Friday. 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 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
  • 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
  • Family Summer Ride: Wear a red and white striped shirt and socks like Waldo and bike as a group to Village Books’ “Where’s Waldo?” party starting at 5:15pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. The free event is part of Everybody Bike’s Summer Rides series. http://www.everybodybike.com
    5:15pm
  • 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
  • Where’s Waldo? Celebration: A grand celebration focused on the “Where’s Waldo?” scavenger hunt that’s been going on through July begins at 6pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Attendees can play games, and there’ll be prizes, treats and a real-live Waldo hiding in the store. http://www.villagebooks.com
    6:00pm
  • Downtown Sounds: As part of Downtown Sounds, listen to the True Spokes and the Quick and Easy Boys 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. 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
  • 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 drinks. http://www.islandmariner.com
    6:30pm
  • 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, August 1, 2013 (21 events)

  • Summer Dance Showcase: Choreography by Western Washington University dance faculty and students will be highlighted at a “Summer Dance Showcase” at 7pm Thursday and Friday at the school’s Performing Arts Center Main Stage. Work by guest artist Kraig Peterson will also be highlighted. Entry is free. http://www.wwu.edu/theatredance
    7:00pm
  • Threshing Bee: The Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Association will host its annual Threshing Bee and Tractor Show from 8am-8pm Wednesday through Saturday at Lynden’s Berthusen Park. Threshing demos, antique tractors and parades, steam-powered sawmill demos, antique and tractor pulls and a swap meet will be part of the fun. Entry is $3-$7. http://www.psatma.com
    8:00am
  • Summer Rep: As part of its seventh Summer Rep season, attend showings ofAlmost, Maine at 7:30pm Wednesday, Saturday and Tuesday at the Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Steel Magnolias can be experienced at 7:30pm Thursday, 3pm Sunday, and 7:30pm the following Wednesday, and Art can be seen at 7:30pm Friday. The three plays show in repertory through Aug. 11. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Shakespeare Northwest: Shakespeare Northwest continues its season with showings of The Merry Wives of Windsor at 7pm Thursday and Saturday and Hamlet at 7pm Friday and 2pm Sunday 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
  • Mark Twain in Fairhaven: Local playwright and historian Joseph Lenz’s Mark Twain in Fairhaven returns to the stage this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets to see the “musical tall tale” are $8-$12 and additional performances happen through August 18. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:30pm
  • 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
    7:30pm
  • Children’s Craft Fair: Homemade crafts and treats made by youngsters can be perused and purchased at a “Children’s Craft Fair” from 10:30-11:30am at the Lynden Public Library, 216 4th St. 305-3600
    10:30am
  • Pioneer Picnic: The 109th annual Skagit County Pioneer Association Picnic and Meeting starting at 11:15am at La Conner’s Pioneer Park. Admission is $12 and includes a barbecued salmon lunch and membership in the association. http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    11:15am
  • Splashtacular: Games and activities focusing on fire safety, bike safety and sun safety will be part of “Splashtacular,” a free children’s health and safety event, from 12-3pm at Mount Vernon’s Washington Park. There’ll also be CPR demos, facts on poison protection and much more. (360) 416-8338 or http://www.skagitvalleyhospital.org
    12:00pm
  • Artist Tour: Exhibiting “Nature in the Balance” artists will share how their work addresses aspects of climate change at a 12:30pm tour at Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Entry is free with $5 Thursday admission. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • 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
  • Pints for the Pickford!: As part of a “Pints for the Pickford!” fundraiser, purchase pints of beer from 5-8pm at Kulshan Brewery, 2238 James St. One dollar from the sale of every pint will go to help the Pickford Cinema’s upcoming series offering free outdoor movies (Young Frankenstein, Shrek, and The Amazing Spiderman) in August. http://www.pickfordcinema.org
    5:00pm
  • Andy Koch: Bluesman Andy Koch performs at a free concert from 5:30-7:30pm at Lynden’s Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series: The annual summer music series in the Columbia neighborhood continues with a concert featuring the Holmes Shea Band from 6-8pm at Bellingham’s Elizabeth Park. The free concerts occur every Thursday through August 29. http://www.cob.org
    6:00pm
  • Glass Tour: Take part in an After Hours Art docent tour of “Clearly Art: The Beauty of Glass” at 6:30pm at Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Entry is free with $5 Thursday admission. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    6:30pm
  • Glass Tour: Take part in an After Hours Art docent tour of “Clearly Art: The Beauty of Glass” at 6:30pm at Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Entry is free with $5 Thursday admission. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    6:30pm
  • Opera Preview: Hear a concert preview of Opera Popolare’s upcoming production of Handel’s Semele at 7pm at Glen Echo Garden, 4390 Y Rd. The concert location is a 10-minute hike from the parking lot. Entry is $5. http://www.operapopolare.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, August 2, 2013 (20 events)

  • Summer Dance Showcase: Choreography by Western Washington University dance faculty and students will be highlighted at a “Summer Dance Showcase” at 7pm Thursday and Friday at the school’s Performing Arts Center Main Stage. Work by guest artist Kraig Peterson will also be highlighted. Entry is free. http://www.wwu.edu/theatredance
    7:00pm
  • Threshing Bee: The Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Association will host its annual Threshing Bee and Tractor Show from 8am-8pm Wednesday through Saturday at Lynden’s Berthusen Park. Threshing demos, antique tractors and parades, steam-powered sawmill demos, antique and tractor pulls and a swap meet will be part of the fun. Entry is $3-$7. http://www.psatma.com
    8:00am
  • Summer Rep: As part of its seventh Summer Rep season, attend showings ofAlmost, Maine at 7:30pm Wednesday, Saturday and Tuesday at the Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Steel Magnolias can be experienced at 7:30pm Thursday, 3pm Sunday, and 7:30pm the following Wednesday, and Art can be seen at 7:30pm Friday. The three plays show in repertory through Aug. 11. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Shakespeare Northwest: Shakespeare Northwest continues its season with showings of The Merry Wives of Windsor at 7pm Thursday and Saturday and Hamlet at 7pm Friday and 2pm Sunday 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
  • Mark Twain in Fairhaven: Local playwright and historian Joseph Lenz’s Mark Twain in Fairhaven returns to the stage this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets to see the “musical tall tale” are $8-$12 and additional performances happen through August 18. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:30pm
  • 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
    7:30pm
  • 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 Art Escape: Spend the weekend experiencing free art activities as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape from 5-9pm Friday at the Anacortes Art Walk and 5-8pm Saturday at the Edison and La Conner Art Walks. Art, music and demos will be part of the free fun. http://www.lovelaconner.com
    5:00pm
  • Tarnation: As part of a summer of “greatest hits” shows, attend performances of the improvised western known as “Tarnation” 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
  • The Importance of Being Earnest: Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest opens this weekend with shows at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The classic comedy shows at various dates through Aug. 24. Tickets are $18. http://www.acttheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Mt. Baker Blues Festival: The Fat Tones, California Transit Authority, Hamilton Loomis, the Wired Band, Anthony Games, Aaron ones, Blues Redemption, the Chris Eger Band, and Shane Dwight will be among the performers at the 18th annual Mt. Baker Blues Festival, which takes place from 5-9pm Friday, 11am-11pm Saturday, and 11am-9pm Sunday at the Deming Logging Show Grounds. Tickets are $60-$65 per day or $125 for the weekend (includes camping). http://www.bakerblues.com
    5:00pm
  • Fore the Kids: Raise funds for Children’s Hospital patients with uncompensated care at the second annual “Fore the Kids” Golf Tournament starting at 10am at Burlington’s Skagit Golf & Country Club. Entry is $100 per person and includes breakfast, green fees, a taco bar and more. (360) 428-5972
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Door Art Throwdown: Up to 10 different teams of artists will create murals on repurposed doors using any medium or material they wish at Allied Arts’ “Door Art Throwdown” from 5-8pm in the Federal Building parking lot in the 1400 block of Cornwall Ave. The doors will be sold that evening through a silent auction. http://www.alliedarts.org
    5:00pm
  • Gallery Walk: Check out galleries and businesses at the monthly Art Walk happening from 6-9pm throughout downtown Anacortes. Entry is free. http://www.anacortesart.org
    6:00pm
  • Art Walk: Stroll through the urban core and check out a variety of galleries and businesses as part of the monthly Art Walk from 6-10pm throughout downtown Bellingham. Pick up a map at participating locales, or go to the website listed here for more details. http://www.downtownbellingham.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
  • Starry Nights Gala: The Arts Council of Sedro-Woolley presents its annual “Starry Nights” Gala from 7-10pm in the great outdoors at Eagle Haven Winery, 8243 Sims Rd. Tickets are $35 and include art, live music, hors d’oeuvres and more. (360) 588-4384
    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

Saturday, August 3, 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
  • Threshing Bee: The Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Association will host its annual Threshing Bee and Tractor Show from 8am-8pm Wednesday through Saturday at Lynden’s Berthusen Park. Threshing demos, antique tractors and parades, steam-powered sawmill demos, antique and tractor pulls and a swap meet will be part of the fun. Entry is $3-$7. http://www.psatma.com
    8:00am
  • Summer Rep: As part of its seventh Summer Rep season, attend showings ofAlmost, Maine at 7:30pm Wednesday, Saturday and Tuesday at the Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Steel Magnolias can be experienced at 7:30pm Thursday, 3pm Sunday, and 7:30pm the following Wednesday, and Art can be seen at 7:30pm Friday. The three plays show in repertory through Aug. 11. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Shakespeare Northwest: Shakespeare Northwest continues its season with showings of The Merry Wives of Windsor at 7pm Thursday and Saturday and Hamlet at 7pm Friday and 2pm Sunday 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
  • Mark Twain in Fairhaven: Local playwright and historian Joseph Lenz’s Mark Twain in Fairhaven returns to the stage this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets to see the “musical tall tale” are $8-$12 and additional performances happen through August 18. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:30pm
  • 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
    7:30pm
  • 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 Art Escape: Spend the weekend experiencing free art activities as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape from 5-9pm Friday at the Anacortes Art Walk and 5-8pm Saturday at the Edison and La Conner Art Walks. Art, music and demos will be part of the free fun. http://www.lovelaconner.com
    5:00pm
  • Tarnation: As part of a summer of “greatest hits” shows, attend performances of the improvised western known as “Tarnation” 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
  • The Importance of Being Earnest: Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest opens this weekend with shows at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The classic comedy shows at various dates through Aug. 24. Tickets are $18. http://www.acttheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Mt. Baker Blues Festival: The Fat Tones, California Transit Authority, Hamilton Loomis, the Wired Band, Anthony Games, Aaron ones, Blues Redemption, the Chris Eger Band, and Shane Dwight will be among the performers at the 18th annual Mt. Baker Blues Festival, which takes place from 5-9pm Friday, 11am-11pm Saturday, and 11am-9pm Sunday at the Deming Logging Show Grounds. Tickets are $60-$65 per day or $125 for the weekend (includes camping). http://www.bakerblues.com
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Point Roberts Arts & Music Festival: Peruse a variety of art, listen to live music, take part in numerous activities for both kids and adults and stroll along the boardwalk as part of the 15th annual Point Roberts Arts & Music Festival happening from 10am-7pm Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday at Lighthouse Marine Park, 811 Marine Dr. http://www.pointrobersartsandmusicfestival.org
    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
  • Pancake Breakfast: Pancakes, waffles, French toast, eggs and more will be on the menu at a Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Entry is $4 for kids and $6 for adults. 332-8040
    8:00am
  • Run to the Border: The annual “Run to the Border” 5k begins at 9am at the Blaine Marina, 235 Marine Dr. A fun run for kids begins at 8:30am. Entry is $6-$16; proceeds benefit Let's Move Blaine! to fight childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles within the Blaine, Birch Bay and Pt. Roberts communities. http://www.letsmoveblaine.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
  • Treasure Sale: The 12th annual “Spirit of Hope” Treasure Sale takes place from 9am-4pm at the gym at the Church of the Assumption, 2116 Cornwall Ave. 671-8702
    9:00am
  • Drayton Harbor Days: A homemade raft race, a dinghy race, arts and crafts, educational exhibits and demos, a pirate costume contest, steam boat displays, tours and sails aboard the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, and more will be part of Blaine’s Drayton Harbor Days Maritime Festival happening from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Blaine. Many events are free. http://www.blainechamber.com
    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
  • Sculpture Woods: The public can take self-guided tours of Ann Morris’ Sculpture Woods from 10am-5pm on Lummi Island at the artist’s studio grounds at 3851 Legoe Bay Rd. Entry is free. http://www.annmorrisbronze.com
    10:00am
  • Family Ride: Everybody Bike presents a “Family Summer Ride: Family Bike Show and Tell” starting at 11am at the gazebo at the Barkley Haggen and continuing to the City of Bellingham’s Kids Fest at Bloedel Donovan Park. Once there, participants can check out family-friendly bikes and components and get tips and techniques for biking through the ages. http://www.everybodybike.com
    11:00am
  • Bellingham Kids’ Festival: A petting zoo, mini golf, inflatables, a Lego fun land, face painting, martial arts, kayak demos, rock wall climbing, gymnastics and much more will be part of the 23rd annual Bellingham Kids’ Festival from 11am-3pm at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. The free family event showcases the wide variety of services and opportunities for children and their families in Whatcom County. 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org
    11:00am
  • Tea Tasting and Ceremony: Tatsuo Tomeoka from Seattle’s Charaku Fine Japanese Tea Company will lead a “Japanese Tea Tasting and Ceremony” at 11am, 1pm and 3pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen’s Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Students will enjoy a tasting of 7-8 different Japanese green teas, and will learn about the history, culture and preparation surrounding the tea ceremony. Entry is $10. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    11:00am
  • Audition Class: Whether you want to prep for an upcoming audition or just improve your monologue technique, attend a class focusing on audition techniques with Glenn Hergenhahn from 12-4pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Participants should come with at least a one-minute monologue memorized. Cost is $35. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    12:00pm
  • Irene Lawson Reception: View Irene Lawson’s hand-thrown earthenware bowls, platters, cups and bottle stoppers at an opening reception for the artist from 2-5pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. The works will be highlighted through August. http://www.goodearthpots.com
    2:00pm
  • Summer Reading Celebration: Charlie Williams—otherwise known as the “Noiseguy”—brings his vocal sound impressions to the area for a Summer Reading celebration for those ages 4 to 11 at 3pm at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. Entry Is free. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    3:00pm
  • The Wizard of Oz: Cheer on area youth who’ve been taking part in the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s second summer theater camp at performances of The Wizard of Oz at 3pm and 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $6-$10. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    3:00pm
  • Paschal Moon: Former Bellingham resident Kathy D. Wooten reads from her first book of fiction, Paschal Moon, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome follows an FBI agent who finds danger lurking around every corner. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Gallery Cygnus Opening: An opening reception for Nick Fennel’s “Wetscapes” and Jeffrey Hanks’ “Vessels” happens from 5-8pm at La Conner’s Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial Ave. The works will be on display through Aug. 25. http://www.gallerycygnus.com
    5:00pm
  • Smith & Vallee Opening: View unique multimedia works by Bellingham artist Lindsay Kohles and Samish Island’s Jasmine Valandani at an opening reception from 5-8pm at Edison’s Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The pieces will be on display through Aug. 31. http://www.smithandvallee.com
    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 acoustic duo known as Pretty Little Feet from 6-9pm 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
  • Hapa: Music and dance from the Hawaiian islands can be experienced when the acclaimed ensemble HAPA performs at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $30-$40. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm

 

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