Week of Sunday, October 6, 2013
(104 events)

Sunday, October 6, 2013 (22 events)

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Inspecting Carol Auditions: Bring one to two minutes of reading material that will demonstrate your vocal range at auditions for the holiday comedy Inspecting Carol at 7pm Sunday and Monday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Community Breakfast: Meet and greet with local politicians as they serve you at the monthly Community Breakfast from 8am-1pm at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry is $2 for kids, $5 for adults. 739-9605
    9:00am
  • Skagit Valley Bridal Expo: Connect with highly qualified vendors in a variety of categories at today's Skagit County Bridal Expo from 11am-4pm at Burlington's Cascade Mall. Admission is free. http://www.cceventplanning.com
    11:00am
  • Haxton Trail Autumn Ride: Join EverybodyBike for a Haxton Trail Autumn Ride starting at 1pm at the Silver Reef Casino on Haxton Rd. A transportation official and others from the Lummi Nation will share information about the trail. Entry is free and no registration is necessary. http://www.everybodybike.com
    1:00pm
  • Glacial History: Geology professor Doug Clark leads a "Glacial History of Lake Padden and South Bellingham" presentation starting at 1pm at Western Washington University's Environmental Studies building. At 2pm, the group will head to the lake for a walk and talk focusing on the subject matter. 778-8930 or http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    1:00pm
  • Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Season Opener: The debut concert featuring Whatcom Symphony Orchestra's new music director, Yaniv Attar, begins at 3pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The musicians will perform pieces from Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, and Brahms. Tickets are $12-$32. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    3:00pm

Monday, October 7, 2013 (7 events)

  • Community Talent Revue Auditions: Talented community members are invited to audition for an upcoming Community Talent Revue from 5-7pm Monday and Tuesday at the auditorium at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. 383-9261
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Inspecting Carol Auditions: Bring one to two minutes of reading material that will demonstrate your vocal range at auditions for the holiday comedy Inspecting Carol at 7pm Sunday and Monday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Coal Activist Meeting: Share news and best practices and hear the latest updates from the Power Past Coal campaign trail at tonight's Coal Activist Meeting from 6:30-8:30pm at RE Sources' Sustainable Living Center, 2309 Meridian St. 303-1660 or http://www.re-sources.org
    6:30pm
  • Music of Ireland: Fiddler Devin Shepherd, harpist Marta Cook, and Keith Murphy will perform traditional music of Ireland and Eastern Canada at a 7pm concert at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Tickets are $15. 733-5960
    7:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A 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
  • 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

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 (10 events)

  • Community Talent Revue Auditions: Talented community members are invited to audition for an upcoming Community Talent Revue from 5-7pm Monday and Tuesday at the auditorium at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. 383-9261
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fall Taste of Tourism: Tasty treats from local farms, restaurants, wineries and breweries will be available the Fall Taste of Tourism from 4-7pm at the Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 Harbor Loop Dr. Entry is free to Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism members, but please RSVP. 671-3990 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    4:00pm
  • Artist in Residency: As part of an ongoing "Artist in Residency" series, Bellingham-based playwright, director and actress Krissa Woiwod will be looking into the idea of using several devices and technologies to guide a short piece of theater for her upcoming "Sketchopedia" show from 5-7pm every Tuesday in October at Temple Bar, 306 W. Champion St. Come prepared to write. Donations are welcome. http://www.templebarbellingham.com
    5:00pm
  • Trail Running Basics: Learn about technique, training, clothing and footwear specifics at a free "Trail Running Basics" clinic from 6-8pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Knife Skills: Chef Erik Morris helms a "Knife Skills" course at 6:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Cost is $30. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Autumn Soups: Salmon chowder and Thai chicken soup will be among the menu items when Karina Davidson focuses on "Autumn Soups for the Body and Soul" from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Fees are $35. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • The Heir Chronicles: Young adult author Cinda Williams Chima reads from her new Heir Chronicles book, The Enchanter Heir, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.cindachima.com
    7:00pm
  • Rainbow Squares: 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 9, 2013 (11 events)

  • 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
  • Second Chapter Book Discussion: Margaret Powell's Servant's Hall will be the focus at a 2nd Chapter book discussion group meeting from 2-3:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. All are welcome. 778-7230
    2:00pm
  • 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
  • Trail History: Trail history enthusiast Jim Martine leads a free slideshow and discussion focused on the "Wellington Disaster and Iron Goat Trail" beginning at 6pm at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. 305-3600
    6:00pm
  • Small Plates: Chef Jesse Otero leads a "Small Plates from Around the World" class from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Whole New Normal: Bellingham's Marla Bronstein shares stories from her memoir, Whole New Normal: An Acoustic Neuroma Journey, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Profits from the book will be distributed to the Acoustic Neuroma Societies in the United States and Canada. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Glee’s Derik Nelson: Glee guitarist Derik Nelson brings his "Take Chances Tour" to Bellingham with a 7pm show at Squalicum High School, 3773 E. McLeod Rd. Nelson will be joined by a full band for the pop and rock concert. Tickets are $15-$30; funds raised will benefit SHS's arts and music programs. (360) 481-4398 or http://www.deriknelson.com
    7:00pm
  • Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater: All styles and topics are welcome at the Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater's monthly Open Mic at 7pm at the cafe at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.chuckanutsandstone.blogspot.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
  • Mike Allen Quartet: After a year on sabbatical, the Mike Allen Quartet will return to the stage for a 7:30pm concert at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1509 N. State St. The quartet will perform monthly through June. Tickets are $8-$10. http://www.jazzproject.org
    7:30pm

Thursday, October 10, 2013 (11 events)

  • 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 through Oct. 13 at various venues throughout Lynden. Ticket prices vary. http://www.lyndenmusicfestival.com
    2:00pm
  • The Prisoner of Second Avenue: Travel back in time to 1970s New York City when The Prisoner of Second Avenue concludes 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. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Splendid Squash: Dieticians from Skagit Valley Hospital will focus on "Splendid Squash" at a course from 6-8pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Cost is $19. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:00pm
  • Whatcom County Council Candidate Forum: The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County will host a Whatcom County Council Candidate Forum starting at 6:30pm at Bellingham's Municipal Court Chambers, 2014 C St. Kathy Kershner, Barry Buchanan, Ken Mann, Ben Elenbaas, Carl Weimer, Michelle Luke, Bill Knutzen and Rud Brown will answer questions on topics important to our community. All are welcome. http://www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org
    6:30pm
  • Healing Paradox: Medical doctor and psychiatrist Steven Goldsmith shares ideas from The Healing Paradox: A Revolutionary Approach to Treating and Curing Physical and Mental Illness at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    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
  • Trunk Treasures: Author and guest curator Brian Griffin joins the Whatcom County Historical Society to talk about the history behind the "Treasures from the Trunk: The Story of J.J. Donovan" exhibit at 7:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. 778-8930
    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 11, 2013 (15 events)

  • 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 through Oct. 13 at various venues throughout Lynden. Ticket prices vary. http://www.lyndenmusicfestival.com
    2:00pm
  • The Prisoner of Second Avenue: Travel back in time to 1970s New York City when The Prisoner of Second Avenue concludes 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. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Deming Oktoberfest: Make your way to a temporary Bavaria this weekend at the 31st annual Deming Logging Show Oktoberfest from 12pm-1am Friday and Saturday at the Deming Logging Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd. In addition to the German beer and food that will be available, there'll be music by the Polkatones and Sylvia's German Band, dancing, dance performances, camping and much more. Tickets to the 21-and-over event are $10-$12 and include a beer stein. (360) 592-3051
    12:00pm
  • 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 continue through October. Tickets are $10-$12. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Some Enchanted Evening: Rodgers and Hammerstein compositions will be on full display when showings of Some Enchanted Evening conclude 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. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Lisiecki Signing: Lynden resident Johannes F. Lisiecki will sign copies of his book The Johmalites: An Autobiography of Unusual Immigrants, at 7m at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. http://www.johanneslisiecki.tateauthor.com
    12:27pm
  • 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
  • Fibers & Beyond Show and Sale: The Whatcom Weavers Guild will host its 14th annual "Fibers & Beyond" show and sale from 5-9pm Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday at Hampton Inn's Fox Hall, 3958 Bennett Dr. Clothing, household linens, jewelry, decor items, yarn and fleece will be available, and there'll be demos of weaving and related crafts. Admission is free. http://www.whatcomweaversguild.org
    5:00pm
  • Ann Morris, Matt Waddington, E.V. Wick Reception: View new sculptures by Lummi Island artist Ann Morris and new paintings by Matthew Waddington and E.V. Wick at an opening reception from 5-7pm at Fairhaven's Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St. The works will be on display through Nov. 9. http://www.luciadouglas.com
    5:00pm
  • Instead Reading: Norma Shainin reads from her new book of fiction, Instead, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The story focuses on a family of German immigrants living in Queens, New York, and "doing what they must to get on with life." http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Gore and Lore Tours: The Good Time Girls combine history with a bit of horror at "Gore and Lore" tours 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
  • Great Big Sea: Newfoundland's Great Big Sea’s brings its Twentieth Anniversary Tour to Bellingham at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Expect on-your-feet energetic rock interpretations of traditional Newfoundland folk songs drawn from the island’s Celtic and French heritage. Tickets are $30-$35. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Brian Buller and Friends: Bellingham-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brian Buller will focus on autumnal themes and experimental folk at 8pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. He'll be joined by vocalist Andrea Lynne, drummer Jaron Stanage, and "digital beat-maker Alden Johnsonbuller. Entry is $5-$15 at the door. http://www.brianbullermusic.com
    8:00pm

Saturday, October 12, 2013 (36 events)

  • 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 through Oct. 13 at various venues throughout Lynden. Ticket prices vary. http://www.lyndenmusicfestival.com
    2:00pm
  • The Prisoner of Second Avenue: Travel back in time to 1970s New York City when The Prisoner of Second Avenue concludes 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. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Deming Oktoberfest: Make your way to a temporary Bavaria this weekend at the 31st annual Deming Logging Show Oktoberfest from 12pm-1am Friday and Saturday at the Deming Logging Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd. In addition to the German beer and food that will be available, there'll be music by the Polkatones and Sylvia's German Band, dancing, dance performances, camping and much more. Tickets to the 21-and-over event are $10-$12 and include a beer stein. (360) 592-3051
    12:00pm
  • 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 continue through October. Tickets are $10-$12. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Some Enchanted Evening: Rodgers and Hammerstein compositions will be on full display when showings of Some Enchanted Evening conclude 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. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Double Cross: A weekend of cyclocross fun can be had at Cascade Cross' Silver Lake Double Cross happening Saturday and Sunday in Maple Falls at Silver Lake Park. In addition to the cyclocross and cross country running races—which are offered in a variety of ages—there'll be camping, barbecue and pizza vendors, live music, activities for kids and more. Entry prices vary. http://www.cascadecross.com
    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
  • Harvest Breakfast: Pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage and more will be on the menu at a Harvest Breakfast from 8-11am at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Entry is $3.50 for kids, $6 for adults, or $13 for a family of four. 733-4030
    8:00am
  • Race for Education: The Bellingham Public School Foundation co-hosts the 2013 Race for Education starting at 9am at Civic Field, 1601 Orleans St. Entry to the 5K run and walk is $15-$25. http://www.whatcomraceforeducation.org
    9:00am
  • Spiritual Gardening: Antoni Stevens will focus on the intrinsic relationship between gardeners and plants at a free "Spiritual Gardening" class at 9am at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Please register in advance. 676-5480
    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
  • Autumn Arts Festival: Handcrafted and sewn items, home decorations, jewelry, live entertainment, activities for kids and more will be available at today's Autumn Arts Festival from 9am-4pm in Mount Vernon at the Saint Joseph Center, 215 N. 15th St. Admission is free. http://www.icrsweb.org
    9:00am
  • Fun Run: The Mount Vernon High School Band Booster Group hosts an annual "Fun Run" starting at 10am at Skagit Valley Community College, 2405 E. College Way. Entry to the 5K or 10K run/walk is $25. http://www.mvbands.org
    10:00am
  • Welcome Marionettes: Peter and the Wolf will be performed by the traditional puppeteer group known as Welcome Marionettes at 10am at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Tickets are $5 for children and $10 for adults. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    10:00am
  • Family Field Trip: Join Wild Whatcom Walks for a "Fungi Fun!" Family Field Trip from 10am-12pm on the Ken Hertz Trail on Lake Whatcom. Mycologist and lichen expert Fred Rhoades will lead the way. Entry is $10 per person or $30 for a family of four. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    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
  • 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 Comicon: The Northwest's premier comic book convention, Bellingham Comicon, happens from 10am-5pm at the Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. In addition to special guests such as Randy Emberlin, Michael Gagne, Doug Wheatley, and Kat Richardson, there'll be door prizes, costume contests, gaming demos and much more. Entry is $7. http://www.bellinghamcomicon.com
    10:00am
  • Apple and Pear Field Day: The Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation hosts an "Apple and Pear Harvest Field Day" from 11am-2pm at its Mount Vernon Extension Center, 16650 State Route 536. Cider tasting, fruit samples, talks and an open orchard event will be part of the fun. Entry is $15 per person or $30 per family. http://www.nwfruit.org
    11:00am
  • Film and Food: Gretchen's Kitchen and the Lincoln Theatre join up for a "Film & Food" series starting with a showing of Mostly Martha at 1pm at the theater at 712 S. First St. After the film, head to Gretchen's to create recipes from the film—including gnocchi, poached salmon, butternut squash latkes and more. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    1:00pm
  • Audubon Answers: Members of the North Cascades Audubon Society will answer questions about the local cast of birds who make the Pacific Northwest their home at an "Audubon at the Museum" gathering from 1-3pm at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. Entry is $5. 778-8930
    1:00pm
  • Finding Bigfoot: Reporter, teacher and former MSN.com editor Martha Brockenbrough shares ideas and answers questions about her book Finding Bigfoot: Everything You Need to Know at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book was created with trackers from Animal Planet's runaway hit, Finding Bigfoot. The event is appropriate for all ages. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Farm to Table Gala Dinner: If you're interested in learning more about and supporting local farmers, sign up for a five-course "Farm to Table" gala dinner from 5:30-8pm at Ferndale's Wind Poppy Farm and Nursery, 3171 Unick Rd. Tickets are $65. http://www.pioneermeadowsschool.com
    5:30pm
  • Illuminating the Watershed: Bioluminescence, aquariums, exhibits and glowing luminaria created in the shapes of watershed creatures will be part of an "Illuminating the Skagit Watershed Trail" Celebration from 5:30-8:30pm at the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd. The event, which celebrates the summer-long Skagit Watershed Letterbox Trail, is free and open to all. http://www.skagitcleanwater.org
    5:30pm
  • 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
  • Cabaret Concert: A night of harmony can be had when the Valley Voices women's barbershop chorus, the An-O-Chords men's barbershop chorus, Bellingham Youth Jazz Band, and the women's quartet Elation perform at a Cabaret Concert at 7pm at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Tickets to the family-friendly concert are $10; funds raised benefit Interfaith Coalition's severe weather shelters. http://www.interfaith-coalition.org
    7:00pm
  • Que Sera! Celebrating Doris Day: Kristi King returns to Bellingham with her "Que Sera! Celebrating Doris Day" show at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. King will channel the iconic star via storytelling and singing. Tickets are $28. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: Live music will be part of the bimonthly Contra Dance happening from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginner instruction takes place the first half-hour. Entry is $6-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Hafla Northwest: Show up for a night of bellydance entertainment when Hafla Northwest performs at 7:30pm at Bell Tower Studios, 1430 N. Garden St. Shelley Muzzy will lead a workshop at 6pm. Cost is $15 for the workshop and show, or $5 for just the show. http://www.bellinghambellydance.com
    7:30pm
  • Chamber Music Society Concert: The Bellingham Chamber Music Society presents a "Grand Harp Trios" concert with flutist Lisa McCarthy, violinist Leslie Johnson, and harpist Jill Whitman at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $5-$20. http://www.bellinghamchambermusic.org
    7:30pm
  • Northwest Ballet’s Dracula: Northwest Ballet brings a dance-centered version of Bram Stoker's Dracula to the big stage at performances at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $24-$32. An additional performance takes place Oct. 25 in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall. http://www.northwestballet.org or www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Tango by the Bay: Learn more about the world of Argentine tango at the monthly "Tango by the Bay" from 8-11pm at the Squalicum Yacht Club, 2633 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Singles and beginners are welcome. Entry is $7-$10. http://www.bellinghamusadance.com
    8:00pm

 

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