Week of Sunday, September 29, 2013
(114 events)

Sunday, September 29, 2013 (14 events)

  • 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
  • Bellingham Beer Week: Beer tastings, beer dinners, movies, happy hours, specials, cask nights, tap takeovers, book readings, hikes and much, much more will be part of Bellingham Beer Week, which takes place from Sept. 20-29 at a plethora of bars, restaurants and beyond throughout the 'ham. Check the website listed here for a full listing of events. http://www.bellinghambeerweek.com
    9:00am
  • The Producers: Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy, The Producers, can be seen at 7:30pm Wed.-Fri., 2pm and 7:30pm Sat., and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The Main Stage Repertory production tells the story of a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant—who come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history (hint: the scheme backfires). Tickets to the musical are $20-$40. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Hello, My Name is You: Kuntz and Company will perform a dance and theater piece about Asperger's Syndrome when Hello, My Name is You returns to the stage at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 5pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The piece—which features Bellingham resident Margaret Cooper performing alongside members of Kuntz and Company—explores how Cooper is solving her day-to-day activities in a culture that is learning how to understand her. A post-show discussion will http://www.kuntzandco.org
    7:30pm
  • Corn Maze: The Lynden FFA holds its annual Corn Maze from 6-10pm Friday, 2-10pm Saturday, and 2-6pm Sunday just south of Lynden on Hannegan Rd. Entry is $4-$6, or $18 per family (two adults and three kids). http://www.lyndenffa.com
    6:00pm
  • Pan the Musical: A revamped take on the story of Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook and various adventures in Neverland can be seen when META Performing Arts continues its run of the original play PAN the Musical at 7pm Friday and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $10-$20 and additional performances take place Oct. 3-6. http://www.lincolntheatre.org or www.panmusical.com
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Bay Marathon: The Bellingham Bay Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K begins at 7:30am and ends at 4pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Runners can expect to experience the natural beauty of Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands, and more. Registration fees vary. http://www.bellinghambaymarathon.org
    7:30am
  • 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
  • George Vancouver Talk: Maritime Washington history buff and author Dick Blumenthal will focus on "The Exploration of George Vancouver" at a 2pm presentation at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    2:00pm
  • Joy and Light: Jan Phillips shares ideas from Finding the On-Ramp to Your Spiritual Path: A Roadmap to Joy & Rejuvenation at 2pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 4pm, Gloria Burgess leads an interactive group conversation focusing on It Takes a Village: Sparks of Light. 671-2626
    2:00pm
  • Whatcom Harvest Dinner: Fresh and delicious locally grown food will be the focus of the annual Whatcom Harvest Dinner starting at 4pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. More than a dozen local chefs will prepare the food, and the event will also raise awareness about local food-based education opportunities and support and celebrate local farmers and fishers. Tickets are $7-$75. http://www.whatcomharvestdinner.com
    4:00pm
  • Art of Jazz: The Nancy King Quartet performs at the first Art of Jazz concert of the season from 4-6:30pm at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Entry is free for Jazz Project members, $10-$16 otherwise. http://www.jazzproject.org
    4:00pm
  • Eleanor Murray and Friends: Olympia-based singer and songwriter Eleanor Murray will perform songs from her new album, Bury Me Into the Mountain, at 7pm at Limited Time, a new venue in La Conner located at 205 Morris St. Bellingham's Freaky Pup and Anacortes band SiLM will also perform. Entry is by donation. http://www.eleanormurray.bandcamp.com
    7:00pm

Monday, September 30, 2013 (7 events)

  • 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
  • Natural History Field Studies Series: Join naturalists from Wild Whatcom—and distinguished experts—to explore the wild nature of Whatcom County at a six-part "Natural History Field Studies" class from 9:30-11:30am every Monday starting today and continuing through Nov. 4. The interactive, hands-on classes will give participants an overview of the physical and natural features of where we live. Cost is $175. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Knife Skills: Mataio Gillis leads a "Knife Skills" course at 5:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Cost is $48. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    5:30pm
  • Ethiopian Cuisine: Mulu Belay will lead an "Ethiopian Vegetarian Cuisine" course from 6:30-9:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $29. 734-8158
    6:30pm
  • Open Mic: Local writer and teacher Laurel Leigh will helm the monthly Open Mic at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Bring your autumn-inspired words, or any creative work in progress. Sign up on the first floor or call to do so. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:30pm at Caffe Adagio, 1435 Railroad Ave. (not Black Drop). Readings start at 8pm. Entry is free. http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm
  • 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, October 1, 2013 (5 events)

  • 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
  • Indian Cookery: "East Indian, West Indian" will be the focus of a cooking class with Trinidad native Sarah Chan from 6-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Cost is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Soup’s On: African pumpkin peanut and French onion soup will be among the menu items at a "Soup's On" course at 6:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Cost is $30. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Women Authoring Change: As part of "Hedgebrook: Women Authoring Change" series, author and activist Jan Marlowe will talk about her book I Am Troy Davis at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The event—which is cosponsored by Amnesty International—focuses on the case of Troy Davis, who was executed in 2011 for a crime many think he didn't commit. Marlowe will be joined by Troy's sister, Kimberly La'Shawn Davis. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Square Dance Lessons: Rainbow Squares continues its weekly square dance lessons from 7-9pm Tuesdays at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience is necessary, and singles, couples and families are welcome. Entry is free for the first two lessons, $5 otherwise. http://www.sqdance.org
    7:00pm

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 (10 events)

  • Music Club Concert: Soprano Amber Sudduth Bone and pianist Jay Rozendaal present "Fairies and Fantastic Creatures" at a free Bellingham Music Club concert at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
    10:30am
  • MVHS Choir Concert: The award-winning Mount Vernon High School choirs will perform at 4pm and 7pm at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. More than 200 "rising stars" will perform. Tickets are $6-$8. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    4:00pm
  • Green Drinks: Network with likeminded environmentally aware community members at the monthly Green Drinks gathering from 5-7pm at Let Them Eat Cake, 1711 Eldridge Ave. http://www.re-sources.org
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Ballroom Dance: Sentimental Journey performs at the monthly Ballroom Dance from 6-8pm at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Admission is free, and all skill levels are invited. 733-3500
    6:00pm
  • Artisan Ramen: Robert Fong and Dashi Noodle Bar chef Josh Silverman will focus on "Artisan Ramen" at a class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Fees are $45. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Garden Club Meeting: James Luce, the chief arborist at Bellingham Parks and Rec, will focus on "Tree Risk Awareness" at the Birchwood Garden Club's monthly meeting at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect St. The meeting is open to anyone in Whatcom or Skagit counties. http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Nature of Writing Series: As part of the "Nature of Writing" series, Sarah Swanson and Max Smith share images and stories from their book Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm

Thursday, October 3, 2013 (16 events)

  • Martin Dockery Times Two: Celebrated fringe actor Martin Dockery returns to Bellingham for Thursday through Saturday shows at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. At 8pm, audiences can see his one-man show Bursting Into Flames—which is described as an "explosively comic tale of one man's tenuous grasp on reality as he endures an eternity of paradise in Heaven." At 10pm, he'll be joined by Vanessa Quesnelle for a "surreal sendup of domestic bliss" at performances of The Pit. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Little Shop of Horrors: Evil dentists and man-eating plants will make appearances when the musical known as Little Shop of Horrors shows at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat., and 2pm Sun. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional showings happen through Oct. 26. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Prisoner of Second Avenue: Travel back in time to 1970s New York City when The Prisoner of Second Avenue continues its run with shows at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to see the black comedy are $12-$14 and additional showings happen through Oct. 13. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Pan the Musical: A revamped take on the story of Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook and various adventures in Neverland can be seen when META Performing Arts concludes its run of the original play PAN the Musical at 7pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $10-$20. http://www.lincolntheatre.org or www.panmusical.com
    7:00pm
  • Food Choices: Certified holistic health coach Demetree Robinson leads a "Food Changes Everything" class focusing on the effects of food choices from 10am-12pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Recipes and snacks will be provided. Cost is $10. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    10:00am
  • Parkinson’s Dance Class: Local dancer and choreographer Pam Kuntz will lead a dance class for people with Parkinson's disease and other movement and neurological disorders at 11am at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Cost is $45 for the nine-week session or $7 for a drop-in class. http://www.kuntzandco.org
    11:00am
  • Marvin Johnson: Swing, rock and blues tunes will be on the lineup when Marvin Johnson performs from 5:30-7:30pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Native Art Perspective: Scott Jensen focuses on an "Artist's Perspective: Northwest Coast Native Art" at an After Hours Art gathering at 6:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Jensen explores and interprets the art and culture of the Northwest Coast Native peoples with beautifully refined carvings, while imaginatively revealing new insights embedded in these ancient visual traditions. Entry is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    6:30pm
  • Writing Workshop Series: Discover and practice the details of writing about place when Nancy Canyon teaches a Writing Workshop Series from 6:30-8:30pm every Thursday in October at the Fairhaven Village Inn, 1200 10th St. Registration deadline is Sept. 26. Cost is $100. http://www.villagebooks.com
    6:30pm
  • Shellfish Pairing: Chef Knut Christiansen from Paellaworks will join with Mount Baker Winery for a "Wine and Food Pairing: Taylor Shellfish" course from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Cost is $45. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • This is Paradise: Western Washington University creative writing instructor Kristiana Kahakauwila reads from her short story collection, This is Paradise, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The stories take place in Hawaii, where the author spent part of her childhood. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Bike Tour Travelogue: "Losing the Divide: A 3,200-mile Mountain Bike Tour" will be the focus of a Travelogue with Jenny Martin and Josh Schmidt at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. 778-7000
    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's "Night Beat" series continues with an eclectic performance by Western Washington University award winners Matt Birmingham (sax), Madeline Slettedahl (piano), and Coltan Foster (bassoon) at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Suggested donation is $10 at the door. 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, October 4, 2013 (18 events)

  • Martin Dockery Times Two: Celebrated fringe actor Martin Dockery returns to Bellingham for Thursday through Saturday shows at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. At 8pm, audiences can see his one-man show Bursting Into Flames—which is described as an "explosively comic tale of one man's tenuous grasp on reality as he endures an eternity of paradise in Heaven." At 10pm, he'll be joined by Vanessa Quesnelle for a "surreal sendup of domestic bliss" at performances of The Pit. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Little Shop of Horrors: Evil dentists and man-eating plants will make appearances when the musical known as Little Shop of Horrors shows at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat., and 2pm Sun. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional showings happen through Oct. 26. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Prisoner of Second Avenue: Travel back in time to 1970s New York City when The Prisoner of Second Avenue continues its run with shows at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to see the black comedy are $12-$14 and additional showings happen through Oct. 13. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Pan the Musical: A revamped take on the story of Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook and various adventures in Neverland can be seen when META Performing Arts concludes its run of the original play PAN the Musical at 7pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $10-$20. http://www.lincolntheatre.org or www.panmusical.com
    7:00pm
  • Bier on the Pier: German-inspired food, liquid fare from more than 30 breweries, costume and yodeling contests and more will be part of the Anacortes Oktoberfest's "Bier on the Pier" from 5-9pm Friday and 12-6pm Saturday at the Port of Anacortes Warehouse, 100 Commercial Ave. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, or $35-$45 for a two-day pass. http://www.anacortes.org
    5:00pm
  • Hellingham: Who dunnit? Find out when the perennially popular "Hellingham" opens this week with 8pm and 10pm shows at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Showings of the improvised murder mystery format continue through October. Tickets are $10-$12. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Ferndale Oktoberfest: Live music and entertainment, a Bavarian beer garden, food and more will be part of Ferndale's Oktoberfest from 5-10pm Friday and 2pm-12am Saturday at Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. Entry is $10 and includes a commemorative beer stein. http://www.facebook.com/FerndaleOktoberfest
    5:00pm
  • Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival: An international show of juried and judged quilts, fiber art, wearable art, a Quilt Walk, specialty vendors, workshops, a silent auction and more will be part of the Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival happening from 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday and 10am-4:30pm Sunday throughout La Connor. The event—an annual fundraiser for the La Connor Quilt & Textile Museum—takes place at venues throughout the city. Suggested donation is $10. http://www.laconnerquilts.com
    10:00am
  • Some Enchanted Evening: Rodgers and Hammerstein compositions will be on full display when showings of Some Enchanted Evening continue this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen through Oct. 13. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Lynden Horse Expo: The Lynden Horse Expo and Draft Horse Spectacular takes place from 11am-9pm Friday, 9am-9pm Saturday, and 9am-6pm Sunday at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12 daily, or $30 for a three-day pass. http://www.nwwafair.com
    11:00am
  • WeSnip Garage Sale: Help raise funds for WeSnip at a "Not Your Average Garage Sale" event from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday and 10am-2pm Sunday at Cascade Business Park, 5373 Guide Meridian. The event continues Oct. 11-13. http://www.wesnip.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 October at the Stimpson Nature Reserve. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Skagit Opera’s Rigoletto: Verdi's operatic masterpiece, Rigoletto, can be seen at Skagit Opera performances at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets to experience the story of a deformed court jester seeking vengeance are $15-$59. Additional showings happen Oct. 18 and 20. For more info: http://www.mcintyrehall.org http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    12:48pm
  • 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
  • Whatcom Young Writers: Teens ages 15-18 can register for "Friday Night Writes" happening from 6-7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. http://www.whatcomyoungwriters.org
    6:00pm
  • Anchor Opening: An opening reception for "Dry Ice: Shaping the Northwest Landscape" takes place from 6-9pm in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. The multi-artist exhibit—which is organized in conjuction with Whatcom Museum's upcoming "Vanishing Ice" exhibit—will show through Nov. 24. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    6:00pm
  • Art Walk: Peruse a variety of galleries and businesses as part of the mothly Art Walk happening throughout downton Bellingham. Go to this website for a full listing of particpants. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Gore and Lore Tours: The Good Time Girls combine history with a bit of horror at "Gore and Lore" tours starting at 7pm Friday in Fairhaven (in front of Skylark's) and 5pm Saturday in downtown Bellingham (at the Black Drop Coffee House). Entry is $18 and includes a drink ticket. Tours continue weekends through Oct. 26. http://www.goodtimegirlsbham.com
    7:00pm

Saturday, October 5, 2013 (43 events)

  • Martin Dockery Times Two: Celebrated fringe actor Martin Dockery returns to Bellingham for Thursday through Saturday shows at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. At 8pm, audiences can see his one-man show Bursting Into Flames—which is described as an "explosively comic tale of one man's tenuous grasp on reality as he endures an eternity of paradise in Heaven." At 10pm, he'll be joined by Vanessa Quesnelle for a "surreal sendup of domestic bliss" at performances of The Pit. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Little Shop of Horrors: Evil dentists and man-eating plants will make appearances when the musical known as Little Shop of Horrors shows at 7:30pm Thurs., 8pm Fri.-Sat., and 2pm Sun. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional showings happen through Oct. 26. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Prisoner of Second Avenue: Travel back in time to 1970s New York City when The Prisoner of Second Avenue continues its run with shows at 7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets to see the black comedy are $12-$14 and additional showings happen through Oct. 13. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Pan the Musical: A revamped take on the story of Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook and various adventures in Neverland can be seen when META Performing Arts concludes its run of the original play PAN the Musical at 7pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $10-$20. http://www.lincolntheatre.org or www.panmusical.com
    7:00pm
  • Bier on the Pier: German-inspired food, liquid fare from more than 30 breweries, costume and yodeling contests and more will be part of the Anacortes Oktoberfest's "Bier on the Pier" from 5-9pm Friday and 12-6pm Saturday at the Port of Anacortes Warehouse, 100 Commercial Ave. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, or $35-$45 for a two-day pass. http://www.anacortes.org
    5:00pm
  • Hellingham: Who dunnit? Find out when the perennially popular "Hellingham" opens this week with 8pm and 10pm shows at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Showings of the improvised murder mystery format continue through October. Tickets are $10-$12. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Ferndale Oktoberfest: Live music and entertainment, a Bavarian beer garden, food and more will be part of Ferndale's Oktoberfest from 5-10pm Friday and 2pm-12am Saturday at Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. Entry is $10 and includes a commemorative beer stein. http://www.facebook.com/FerndaleOktoberfest
    5:00pm
  • Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival: An international show of juried and judged quilts, fiber art, wearable art, a Quilt Walk, specialty vendors, workshops, a silent auction and more will be part of the Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival happening from 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday and 10am-4:30pm Sunday throughout La Connor. The event—an annual fundraiser for the La Connor Quilt & Textile Museum—takes place at venues throughout the city. Suggested donation is $10. http://www.laconnerquilts.com
    10:00am
  • Some Enchanted Evening: Rodgers and Hammerstein compositions will be on full display when showings of Some Enchanted Evening continue this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday, 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen through Oct. 13. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Lynden Horse Expo: The Lynden Horse Expo and Draft Horse Spectacular takes place from 11am-9pm Friday, 9am-9pm Saturday, and 9am-6pm Sunday at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12 daily, or $30 for a three-day pass. http://www.nwwafair.com
    11:00am
  • WeSnip Garage Sale: Help raise funds for WeSnip at a "Not Your Average Garage Sale" event from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday and 10am-2pm Sunday at Cascade Business Park, 5373 Guide Meridian. The event continues Oct. 11-13. http://www.wesnip.org
    9:00am
  • Whatcom Artist Studio Tour: More than 60 area artists will share their work, and their creative spaces, from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Whatcom County. The self-guided tour is free, and happens again Oct. 12-13. http://www.studiotour.net
    10:00am
  • Mama Won’t Fly Auditions: Auditions for the upcoming comedy, Mama Won't Fly, happen from 2-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The show opens Nov. 29. http://www.acttheatre.com
    2:00pm
  • Cloud Mountain Fruit Festival: Sample more than 200 varieties of apples, pears, kiwis, grapes and more at the 24th annual Cloud Mountain Fruit Festival from 10am-5pm Saturday and 11am-4pm Sunday at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. Cider pressing, activities for kids, live music, plant sales and more will be part of the food-related fun. Entry is $3.50 per person or $9 per carload.
    10:00am
  • Historical Society Garage Sale: The Whatcom County Historical Society hosts its annual Garage Sale from 9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the old Territorial Whatcom County Courthouse, 1308 E St. 384-4209 or http://www.whatcomhistory.net
    9:00am
  • Seeking Right Relationships with Native Americans: "Seeking Right Relationships with Native Americans" will be the focus of workshops happening from 10am-12pm and 2-4pm Saturday, and 2-4pm Sunday at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Pre-registration is required by Oc. 3. Suggested donation is $10. http://www.buf.org
    10:00am
  • Lynden Music Festival: Grant Donnellan, the Jaded Lovers, the Enchanted Flute Choir, the Atlantics, Bobby Lee, Duo Lido, Fathia Attalah, the Langley Ukulele Ensemble, Martin Kuuskmann, the Mount Baker Toppers, and others will perform during the annual Claire De Lune Music Festival happening Oct. 5-13 throughout Lynden. Ticket prices vary. http://www.lyndenmusicfestival.com
    12:00pm
  • 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
  • Baker Lake Ultra Trail Runs: The annual Baker Lake Ultra Trail Runs begins at 8am at Baker Lake's Kulshan Campground. Runners can choose from a 50K run or a 100K run. Registration is full. http://www.bakerlake50k.com
    8:00am
  • 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
  • Lights On Inspections: As part of National Car Care Month, bring your vehicle to the annual Lights On Inspection from 9am-1pm at Bellingham High School (2020 Cornwall Ave.) and Everson Elementary School (216 Everson-Goshen Rd.). Members of the Automotive Service Association will inspect exterior lights on all vehicles and replace those that are burnt out for free. 380-2277
    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
  • 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
  • Bow Little Harvest Festival: Cider pressing, a food swap, a music workshop, local food and crafts and more will be part of the Bow Little Harvest Festival happening from 10am-4pm at the Belfast Feed Store, 6200 N. Green Rd. http://www.bowlittlemarket.wordpress.com
    10:00am
  • Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms: Harvest markets, tours, hands-on experience, gardening demos, demos, free samples, corn and hay mazes, activities for kids, animal exhibits and more will be part of the 15th annual Skagit Valley Festival of Farms happening from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday throughout the verdant valley. Entry to the self-guided tour is free, as is parking. http://www.festivaloffamilyfarms.com
    10:00am
  • Sculpture Woods Open House: Head to Lummi Island for the monthly "Sculpture Woods" open grounds from 10am-5pm on the acreage of sculptor Anne Morris at 3851 Legoe Bay Rd. Entry to the self-guided tour is free. FYI: No photos, please. http://www.annmorrisbronze.com
    10:00am
  • Master Gardeners Clinic: Master Gardeners will be on hand to give you advice on a range of gardening questions from 11am-1pm at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Register in advance for the free event. 676-5480
    11:00am
  • Dream Boats, Paul Harding: Writer and illustrator shares her book for kids, Dream Boats, at 11am at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 7pm, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Harding (Tinkers) reads from his new book of fiction, Enon. Both events are free. 671-2626
    11:00am
  • Audubon Answers: The North Cascades Audubon Society will answer questions and share the scoop on the local cast of birds who make the Pacific Northwest their home from 1-3pm at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. Entry is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    1:00pm
  • Blessing of the Animals: In honor of St. Francis' Day, bring your animal friends to a Blessing of the Animals at 2pm at the large shelter at Bellingham's Cornwall Park, 3424 Meridian St. Each critter will be individually blessed. http://www.echoesbellingham.org
    2:00pm
  • MoNA Openings: View new works by Spokane artist Ric Gendron at an artist talk and gallery walk at 1pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. From 2-5pm, attend an opening reception for his "Rattlebone" exhibit—as well as for "Geology from the Permanent Collection." The works will show through Jan. 5. http://www.museumofnwart.org
    2:00pm
  • Traditional Jazz Concert: Dave Holo’s Post Alley Ramblers 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-$12. 734-2973 or http://www.btjs.webs.com
    2:00pm
  • Bellingham Ukulele Group Jam: Join the Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) for its monthly jam at 3pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. Beginners can show up at 2pm for a workshop. http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    3:00pm
  • Elemental Senses Reception: Painting and sculpture will be highlighted when Dana Roberts' and Matthew Gray Palmer's "Elemental Senses" opens from 4-7pm in Friday Harbor at WaterWorks Gallery, 315 Argyle St. The show will be up through Oct. 27. http://www.waterworksgallery.com
    4:00pm
  • Harvest Happening: The Sedro-Woolley School Foundation presents a "Harvest Happening: Oktoberfest" starting at 5pm at Mount Vernon's Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St. Tickets are $50 and include a German-style dinner, auctions, raffles, beer and wine tasting and an oompah band. (360) 428-5972
    5:00pm
  • Todd Horton Reception: View new paintings by Todd Horton at an opening reception from 5-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The works will be up through Oct. 27. 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
  • Man of La Mancha Auditions: The Alger Lookout Thespian Association will hold auditions for the musical known as Man of La Mancha at 6:30pm Saturday and 3pm Sunday at the Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. http://www.altatheatre.com
    6:30pm
  • John Dennis: Acoustic guitarist John Dennis will perform at a free gig from 6:30-8pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:30pm
  • Eric Bibb: Soulful, gospel-infused folk blues will be on the bill when acclaimed performer Eric Bibb does his thing at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets to the season opener are $25. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Kafana Republic will provide live folk music from Eastern Europe and beyond at the first Folk Dance Party of the season from 7:30-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. No dance experience is necessary, and all ages are welcome. Suggested donation is $15. 380-0456
    7:30pm
  • Jon Batiste: Internationally lauded singer and pianist Jon Batiste and his band, Stay Human, bring their considerable talents to Bellingham with an 8pm show at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $20-$42. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm

 

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