Week of Sunday, September 1, 2013
(92 events)

Sunday, September 1, 2013 (13 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
  • 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
  • Lopez Island Studio Tour: Twenty-six studios and 44 artists will be highlighted at the 17th annual Lopez Island Studio Tour happening from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout the island. The free, self-guided tour is sponsored by the Lopez Artist Guild. http://www.lopezstudiotour.org
    10:00am
  • Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour: View the work of more than 28 artists at the semiannual Lummi Island Artists' Studio Tour from 10am-6pm throughout the island. Drive or bike to teh 19 open studios, where you can see everything from paintings to drawings, prints, sculpture, pottery, photography, jewelry, leather work, woodwork, note cards, glass, metalwork, stonework, quilts and more. Entry to the self-guided tour is free. http://www.lummi-island.com
    10:00am
  • Bumbershoot: Heart, Allen Stone, Tegan and Sara, Maceo Parker, Beats Antique, Charles Bradley, Eric Burdon and the Animals, David Bazan, Sol, Nikki Hill, and Hot Bodies in Motion will be among the many acts taking the stage during the annual Bumbershoot festival happening from 11am-1pm Saturday through Monday at the Seattle Center. Art events, theater, literary gatherings and much, much more will also be part of the weekend's events. Tickets are $56-$60 per day or $140 for a three-day pass. http://www.bumbershoot.org
    11:00am
  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.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
  • Modern Dance Class with Nancy Cranbourne: Colorado-based choreographer Nancy Cranbourn, the artistic director of 40 Women Over 40, will join Bellingham's Dance Gallery to teach a Modern Dance Master Class from 11am-12:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The class is open to all levels of dancers. Entry is $15. http://www.dancegallery.org or www.nancycranbourne.com
    11:00am
  • Docent Tour: Learn more about founding father J.J. Donovan at a docent tour for "Treasures from the Trunk" at 1pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    1:00pm
  • International Concert Series Finale: The annual International Concert Series concludes with a performance featuring Pava—a Russian women's a cappella ensemble—at 2pm at Blaine’s Peace Arch State Park. Entry to the concerts is free; a Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to all performances. http://www.peacearchpark.org
    2:00pm
  • Photo Exhibit Reception: An opening reception for Trisha Dawn's photographic retrospective, "The Gates of Central Park," happens from 3-5pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Cider and snacks will be provided, and attendees can meet the artist. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    3:00pm
  • 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

Monday, September 2, 2013 (4 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
  • 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
  • Bumbershoot: Heart, Allen Stone, Tegan and Sara, Maceo Parker, Beats Antique, Charles Bradley, Eric Burdon and the Animals, David Bazan, Sol, Nikki Hill, and Hot Bodies in Motion will be among the many acts taking the stage during the annual Bumbershoot festival happening from 11am-1pm Saturday through Monday at the Seattle Center. Art events, theater, literary gatherings and much, much more will also be part of the weekend's events. Tickets are $56-$60 per day or $140 for a three-day pass. http://www.bumbershoot.org
    11:00am
  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 (5 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
  • 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
  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.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
  • Bellingham Sings Auditions: Auditions for Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers takes place at 6:30pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Call Ann MacDonald prior to today to set up an audition time. Singers should have choral experience and some sight-reading skills (or the ability to pick up parts quickly). 676-1024 or http://www.bellinghamsings.org
    6:30pm

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 (13 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
  • 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
  • Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Get in on the sister act when Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice opens this week with 7:30pm shows Wednesday and Thursday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Expect "Sister" to tackle everything from magicians and show girls to live animal acts and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels. The interactive comedy shows at various dates through Sept. 15. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Music Club Concert: The Bellingham Music Club begins its new series of free monthly concerts with a performance featuring pianist Cole Anderson at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. All are welcome. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
    10:30am
  • 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
  • Pesto Class: As part of Eat Local Month, Ken Ryan will lead a class focused on making the Bagelry's organic pesto starting at 4:30pm at the Bagelry, 1319 Railroad Ave. Sign up by coming in the store or calling beforehand. 676-5288 or http://www.bagelrybellingham.com
    4:30pm
  • Social Media Session: A "WWU Social Media: Building Community" info session happens at 5:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The course—which begins on campus Oct. 1—is designed to give working professionals a broad understanding of social media and a concrete, knowledge of the various platforms that will help them reach their goals. http://www.acadweb.wwu.edu
    5:30pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Garden Club Meeting: Ryan Carpenter from Sunbreak Nursery will focus on "Lawn Alternatives" at the Birchwood Garden Club's September meeting at 7pm Whatcom Museum's Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect St. All are welcome. http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.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, September 5, 2013 (18 events)

  • Greek Festival: Baklava, gyros, spanakopita, lamb, souvlaki on a stick and many more delicious menu items will be available at the annual Greek Festival happening from 11am-9pm Thursday through Saturday and 11am-8pm Sunday at St. Sophia Church, 510 E. Sunset Dr. Music and dancing will also be part of the fun. http://www.bellinghamgreekfest.org
    11:00am
  • Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Get in on the sister act when Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice shows this week at various times Wednesday through Sunday and the following Wednesday and Thursday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Expect "Sister" to tackle everything from magicians and show girls to live animal acts and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels. The interactive comedy shows through Sept. 15. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Get in on the sister act when Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice opens this week with 7:30pm shows Wednesday and Thursday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Expect "Sister" to tackle everything from magicians and show girls to live animal acts and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels. The interactive comedy shows at various dates through Sept. 15. 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
  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Weavers Guild Meeting: The Whidbey Island Weavers Guild will host a presentation by members of the island's Surface Design Group at its monthly meeting from 10am-2pm at Coupeville's Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch St. http://www.whidbeyweaversguild.org
    10:00am
  • Brown Bag, After Hours: Photographer John D'Onofrio will focus on "Illuminations: The Art of Nature" at a Brown Bag presentation at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. At 6:30pm, show up for an "After Hours Art: Docent Green Tour" at the Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. 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
  • Environmental Heroes Awards: Join RE Sources for the 10th annual Environmental Heroes Awards Banquet & Fundraiser starting at 5:30pm at the Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. This evening's celebration is a tribute to the work invested in keeping our home thriving and beautiful, while stocking RE Sources' coffers to continue our part in that work. Tickets are $50 and include a locally sourced dinner, live music and plenty of community based fun. 733-8307 or http://www.re-sources.org
    5:30pm
  • Silver City Band: Rock and roll, country, contemporary hits and more can be heard the Silver City Band performs at a free gig at 5:30pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Hiking Basics: Learn about trip planning, essential items, equipment, safety precautions, local resources and places to go at a free "Hiking Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Incognito: A multi-course meal using locally sourced menu items will be part of the monthly Incognito dinner starting at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry is $65 (wine is extra). Please sign up in advance. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:00pm
  • Cirque Reading: Deborah M. Bernard reads from Alaska's Oil Patch and Alaska's former poet laureate, Sheila Nickerson, reflects on ghosts and the passage of time at a group reading for the literary magazine Cirque at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The journal brings together the finest literary and artistic talent in the North Pacific Rim, and is published twice yearly. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Smokey Joe’s Auditions: The Northwest Washington Theatre Group will hold auditions for upcoming performances of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller from 7-9pm Thursday and Friday at Bellingham's Cascade Business Park, 5373 Guide Meridian. Those 18 and older are invited to take part. 661-7873 or http://www.nwtg.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
  • Night Beat: The Bellingham Music Club inaugurates a new series, Night Beat, with a performance featuring Oberlin Conservatory graduate Cole Anderson at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Music by Chopin, Schubert, and Gounod-Liszt will be on the bill. Suggested donation is $10. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.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, September 6, 2013 (16 events)

  • Greek Festival: Baklava, gyros, spanakopita, lamb, souvlaki on a stick and many more delicious menu items will be available at the annual Greek Festival happening from 11am-9pm Thursday through Saturday and 11am-8pm Sunday at St. Sophia Church, 510 E. Sunset Dr. Music and dancing will also be part of the fun. http://www.bellinghamgreekfest.org
    11:00am
  • Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Get in on the sister act when Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice shows this week at various times Wednesday through Sunday and the following Wednesday and Thursday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Expect "Sister" to tackle everything from magicians and show girls to live animal acts and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels. The interactive comedy shows through Sept. 15. 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
  • Harvest Fest NW: Camping, a "battle of the buds" cannabis competition, live music from a plethora of local and regional musicians, speakers and workshops will be part of Northern Cross Collective Garden's second annual NW Harvest Fest happening Friday and Saturday in Bow at 7003 Hobson Rd. Camping is available. Entry is $45-$85. http://www.nwharvestfest.com
    2:00pm
  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Genre Legends: Mystery, documentary, horror, western and other film genres will likely make appearances during multiple improvised storylines at "Genre Legend" shows at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $8-$10. Additional showings of the format happen Sept. 13-14 and 20-21. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm
  • Soapbox Sh’Bang: Vaudeville, circus performances, burlesque, art installations, an international array of live bands, off-road derby action and much, much more will be part of the 6th all "Soapbox Sh'Bang" starting at 3pm Friday and continuing until 8pm Sunday at the Lookout Arts Quarry near Alger (246 Old Highway 99). Entry is $35 in advance and $45 at the door ($10 for kids). Advance camping and day passes can also be purchased. The Soapbox Sh’Bang! returns for its sixth sensational year to the Lookout http://www.shbangfest.com
    3:00pm
  • Grease Jr.: The students of Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY) will present showings of the musical Grease Jr. at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the group's headquarters at 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Community Garden Ride: Join EverybodyBike for a Community Garden Tour starting at 11am at the Bellingham Farmers Market at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. The 10-mile ride will include stops at six area gardens—and tasty treats at each one. Entry is free and registration is not necessary. http://www.everybodybike.com
    2:39pm
  • 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
  • Gallery Walk: As part of the monthly Gallery Walk, peruse a variety of exhibit spaces and businesses from 6-9pm throughout downtown Anacortes. Entry, per usual, is free. http://www.anacortesart.com
    6:00pm
  • Art Walk: Stroll through downtown Bellingham from 6-10pm as part of the monthly Art Walk. Pick up maps at participating locales, or check out the website listed here for updates. Entry is free and all are welcome. 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
  • Davy Rothbart: Frequent NPR contributor, Found magazine founder and author Davy Rothbart returns to Bellingham to read from his new book of essays, My Heart Is An Idiot, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Garden Stories: The final "Once Upon a Time in the Garden" gathering of the season begins at 7pm at Ferndale's Hovander Homestead Park, 5299 Nielsen Ave. The free event will feature tale-telling by members of the Bellingham Storytellers Guild, milk and cookies. 527-8638
    7:00pm

Saturday, September 7, 2013 (37 events)

  • Greek Festival: Baklava, gyros, spanakopita, lamb, souvlaki on a stick and many more delicious menu items will be available at the annual Greek Festival happening from 11am-9pm Thursday through Saturday and 11am-8pm Sunday at St. Sophia Church, 510 E. Sunset Dr. Music and dancing will also be part of the fun. http://www.bellinghamgreekfest.org
    11:00am
  • Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Get in on the sister act when Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice shows this week at various times Wednesday through Sunday and the following Wednesday and Thursday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Expect "Sister" to tackle everything from magicians and show girls to live animal acts and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels. The interactive comedy shows through Sept. 15. 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
  • Harvest Fest NW: Camping, a "battle of the buds" cannabis competition, live music from a plethora of local and regional musicians, speakers and workshops will be part of Northern Cross Collective Garden's second annual NW Harvest Fest happening Friday and Saturday in Bow at 7003 Hobson Rd. Camping is available. Entry is $45-$85. http://www.nwharvestfest.com
    2:00pm
  • Eat Local Month: Dozens of opportunities for dining locally will take place through September as part of Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" in Whatcom County. The events will highlight local foods, farms and fishers, and there'll be cooking classes, special dinners, food-focused movies, foraging trips, farm tours and more. Check the website listed here for a full roster of events. http://www.eatlocalfirst.org
    12:00am
  • Genre Legends: Mystery, documentary, horror, western and other film genres will likely make appearances during multiple improvised storylines at "Genre Legend" shows at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $8-$10. Additional showings of the format happen Sept. 13-14 and 20-21. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm
  • Soapbox Sh’Bang: Vaudeville, circus performances, burlesque, art installations, an international array of live bands, off-road derby action and much, much more will be part of the 6th all "Soapbox Sh'Bang" starting at 3pm Friday and continuing until 8pm Sunday at the Lookout Arts Quarry near Alger (246 Old Highway 99). Entry is $35 in advance and $45 at the door ($10 for kids). Advance camping and day passes can also be purchased. The Soapbox Sh’Bang! returns for its sixth sensational year to the Lookout http://www.shbangfest.com
    3:00pm
  • Grease Jr.: The students of Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY) will present showings of the musical Grease Jr. at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the group's headquarters at 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10. http://www.baay.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
  • Dahlia Show: The best growers in Whatcom County, upper Puget Sound, and lower British Columbia will exhibit more than 1,500 dahlia blooms at the Whatcom County Dahlia Society's annual "Dahlia Show" from 12-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday at Bloedel Donovan, 2214 Electric Ave. Entry is free. http://www.whatcomcountydahliasociety.org
    12:00pm
  • Whatcom Water Weeks: "Water, Food & You" will be the theme of the annual "Whatcom Water Weeks," which will feature a number of events Sept. 7-22 throughout Whatcom County. Businesses, nonprofits and community groups will celebrate the importance of water, share info about the state of the resource, offer stewardship opportunities and expand awareness and appreciation of our marine and freshwater resources and the role water plays in our lives. See the website listed here for a full roster of events. A kickoff http://www.whatcomwin.org
    11:00am
  • 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
  • Home Canning: Local food hero Susy Hymas will lead an "Intro to Home Canning" workshop at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Entry is $5, and advance registration is requested. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Running Trails with the MIG: The inaugural "Running Trails with the Men in Green" begins at 9am at Whatcom Falls Park. Entry to the 5K is $20-$30. http://www.blainemwr.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
  • Rain Garden Bike Tour: Dust off your ride and join RE Sources for a 10-mile Rain Garden Bike Tour starting at 10am at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindberg Ave. (meet on the south side of Building G). The guided tour will focus on rain gardens and stormwater treatment facilities. Entry is free; registration is required. 733-8307 or http://www.re-sources.org
    10:00am
  • Time Capsule Time: What would you leave behind if you wanted to explain Ferndale to future members of the community? Ponder that question and submit said items to contribute to the "Project Time Capsule" through Sept. 16 at the Ferndale Library. Items can also be brought to the "Let the Building Begin" project groundbreaking ceremony for the new Ferndale Public Library at 10am today the town's City Hall. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Run with the Chums: All are welcome the "Run with the Chums" 5K fun run/walk starting at 10am at Ferndale's Whatcom Wildlife Area. Entry is free. Festivities after the race include watershed information exhibits, activities for kids, guest speakers, refreshments and water conservation prizes. Please register in advance. http://www.chumsofterrellcreek.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
  • Skagit River Salmon Festival: Recreational and educational booths, great food (including a salmon barbecue), live music, cultural opportunities, activities for kids, a salmon derby, arts and craft vendors, a silent auction and more will be part of the Skagit River Salmon Festival happening from 10am-6pm at Mount Vernon's Edgewater Park. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.skagitriverfest.org
    10:00am
  • Skagit Flight Fest: An air show, a fly-in and a variety of family-friendly activities will be part of the Skagit Flight Fest happening from 11am-4pm at Burlington's Skagit Regional Airport, 15400 Airport Dr. Admission is free. http://www.portofskagit.com
    11:00am
  • Whatcom Land Trust’s LandFest: Join the Whatcom Land Trust to celebrate conservation in Whatcom County at a "LandFest" gathering from 12-4pm at the nonprofit's 101-acre Ladies of the Lake Preserve, 4101 S. Bay Dr. (at the southernmost tip of Lake Whatcom). The free, all-ages event will feature music, games, nature tours, birding, native plant identification and lakeshore exploration. Free ice cream and apple cider will be available. http://www.whatcomlandtrust.org
    12:00pm
  • Bellwether Jazz Festival: The Port of Bellingham and the Jazz Project team up to present the "Bellwether Jazz Festival" from 12-7pm at the Tom Glenn Common at Bellwether on the Bay. The Christopher Woitach Quartet, the Gail Pettis Quartet, Blues Union, and the Jovino Santos Neto Sextet will perform at the free event, and there'll also be food and craft vendors, a beer and wine garden and more. http://www.jazzproject.org
    12:00pm
  • Sweet Ride: "Sweet Treats and Story Time" will be the focus of a ride with EverybodyBike at 1pm starting at Bellingham's Elizabeth Park. Participants will ride the old village trail to Whatcom Museum, where they'll sample local ice cream and listen to David Westerlund read from Simone Goes to the Market. Entry is free; registration is not required. http://www.everybodybike.com
    1:00pm
  • Good Earth Opening: An opening reception for Sehome High School teacher Lonnie Schang's "Flock Back to School" exhibit happens from 2-5pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. See the works through September. http://www.goodearthpots.com
    2:00pm
  • Traditional Jazz: The Bellingham Dixieland All Stars will perform New Orleans/Dixieland music during the Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society’s monthly concert and dance from 2-5pm at the VFW Hall, 625 N State St. Entry is $6-$10. 734-2973 or http://www.btjs.webs.com
    2:00pm
  • Benefit Concert: Violinist Anna Fuhrmann-Ferenczy, mezzo-soprano Shepard Baldridge, and pianist Alexandra Tsirkel will perform at a benefit concert at 4pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Entry is by donation; funds raise will help provide transitional housing for homeless families in north Whatcom County. 384-3302
    4:00pm
  • Books and Nature: Author and teacher Jack McCleod shares tips from his guidebook, The North Cascades Highway: A Roadside Guide, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 7pm, Gail Storey reads from her new memoir, I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail. Both events are free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Magic Mud Show: Maggie Wilder's "Magic Mud Show" opens from 5-8pm at La Conner's Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial Ave. There will be door prizes for the first 25 people who show up for the reception. The paintings will be on display through Oct. 20. http://www.gallerycygnus.com
    5:00pm
  • Brock and Laananen Opening: Longtime Edison painter Joel Brock and Deming artist Gregg Laananen will share their works at an opening reception from 5-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The cutting-edge exhibit will show through Sept. 29. 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
  • Biagio Biondolillo: Acoustic guitarist Biagio Biondolillo performs from 6-8pm at the Firehall Cafe at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    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
  • Capatin Pickett’s Return: A fundraising performance of Captain Pickett Returns to Bellingham begins at 7pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. The play—which features Mike Vouri in the title role—will raise monies for the Pickett House Restoration Fund. Tickets are $15. 733-5873
    7:00pm

 

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