Week of Sunday, November 3, 2013
(90 events)

Sunday, November 3, 2013 (13 events)

  • Art’s Alive: Celebrate the collective imaginative spirit located in La Conner at the 29th annual "Art's Alive!" event happening Friday through Sunday at various locales in the small Skagit town. An Art Invitational, demos in various shops, related receptions and much, much more will will be part of the self-guided fun. Entry is free to most events. http://www.lovelaconner.com
    2:00pm
  • Uncommon Threads: The Whidbey Weavers Guild will host its 10th annual "Uncommon Threads" Show & Sale from 10am-7pm Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday at Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn St. Works by a variety of fiber artists will be on display and up for sale. http://www.whidbeyweaversguild.org
    10:00am
  • Annie: Lyric Light Opera presents showings of the perennially popular musical known as Annie at 7:30m Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $22-$25 and additional showings happen through Nov. 17. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Cross Border Clash: Cyclocross will take center stage at Cascade Cross's "Cross Border Clash" happening in Canada from 9:30am-3pm Saturday and Sunday at the headquarters of Transition Bikes at the Delta Tech Industrial Park. Camping will be available Saturday night. Fees vary. http://www.cascadecross.com
    9:30am
  • Craft Bazaar: The Chuckanut Square Activity Club will host its annual Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale from 9am-4pm Saturday and 10am-3pm Sunday at Chuckanut Square, 1400 12th St. 922-7940
    9:00am
  • 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
  • Padden Mudfest: Dirty conditions and challenging hill climbs can be expected at the 11th annual "Padden Mudfest" stating at 10am at Lake Padden Park. Entry is $10. Day-of registration will be available starting at 8:45am. http://www.gbrc.net
    10:00am
  • Vanishing Ice Opening: The long-anticipated "Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art 1775-2012" opens today from 12-5pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. The exhibit introduces the rich artistic legacy of the planet’s frozen frontiers now threatened by climate change, a phenomena understood by the public primarily through news of devastating climactic events. The engaging exhibit will be on display through March 2. http://www.whatcommuseum.com
    12:00pm
  • Reischman and Miller: Mandolin master John Reischman and guitar guru John Miller will perform at a CD release concert for their Road Trip album at 2pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Tickets will be $15 at the door. http://www.johnreischman.com
    2:00pm
  • Whatcom Symphony Orchestra: Grammy award-winning violin virtuoso Gil Shaman will be the featured performer at today's Whatcom Symphony Orchestra concert at 3pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $12-$49. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    3:00pm
  • Everyday Wild: As part of a "Nature of Writing" series, Lyanda Lynn Haupt shares stories and ideas from The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Drumartica: The Slovenian percussion duo known as Drumartica will play a variety of pieces by international composers as well as a commissioned work by WWU faculty composer Bruce Hamilton at a free concert at 8pm at the school's Performing Arts Center, room 16. The public is welcome. 650-3130
    8:00pm

Monday, November 4, 2013 (2 events)

  • Momix: Modern dance will take center stage when the MOMIX returns to Bellingham with its "Botanica" show at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The piece by the acclaimed dance company will "conjure a world of surrealistic images using light, shadow, props, humor and the human body. Tickets are $20-$42. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • 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

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 (2 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
  • Dreams Unlimited: Award-winning filmmakers, storytellers and adventurers Tay and Val will present "Dreams Unlimited" at 7pm at Whatcom Community College's Syre Auditorium. After cycling and traveling across the globe for a "I Believe That Dreams Can Come True" project, the two are working to inspire other to pursue their passions and follow their dreams. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 general. http://www.mydream.is./bellingham
    7:00pm

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 (13 events)

  • Music Club Concert: Cellist Nick Strobel and pianist Nancy Heyer will be joined by fellow musicians for a free Bellingham Music Club concert at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. 671-0252
    10:30am
  • Green Drinks: Network with likeminded environmentally conscious community members at the monthly "Green Drinks" gathering from 5-7pm at the auditorium of Explorations Academy, 1701 Ellis St., #101. http://www.re-sources.org
    5:00pm
  • Green Drinks: Network with likeminded environmentally conscious community members at the monthly "Green Drinks" gathering from 5-7pm at the auditorium of Explorations Academy, 1701 Ellis St., #101. 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
  • Tapped Viewing: Travelers Against Plastic (TAP) and Students for Sustainable Water present a showing of the documentary TAPPED at 6pm at Western Washington University's Artnzen 100. The free event will also feature speakers from TAP, the Student Recycling Center, and more. All are welcome. http://www.travelersagainstplastic.org
    6:00pm
  • Nooksack River Recreation Planning: Attend a Nooksack River Recreation Plan Open House from 6-8pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. The gathering will focus on engaging the public in the recreation planning efforts that have begun to take shape in the upper Nooksack River basins. Entry is free and light refreshments will be provided. http://www.americanrivers.org
    6:00pm
  • WTA Social: The Washington Trail Association will host a Social and Volunteer Appreciation gathering from 6-8pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Bring a dish to share and a story from your favorite hike this summer. You can also find out what WTA is working on locally and how you can help protect and restore the trails you love. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.wta.org
    6:00pm
  • Thai Classics: Chef Robert Fong focuses on "Thai Classics" at a cooking course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Fees are $39. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Shadow of the Cross: Social justice activist and award-winning author Paul Kivel shares ideas from Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Garden Club Meeting: Member Ira Penn will offer up a "Bloomin' Nuts!" presentation at the Birchwood Garden Club's monthly meeting at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect St. Expect anecdotes, jokes and off-the-wall observations. 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
  • Mike Allen Quartet: Renowned trombonist Julian Priester will join the Mike Allen Quartet for a 7:30pm concert at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. The gig is part of a monthly concert series with the quartet, which recently reconvened after a year on sabbatical. Tickets are $8-$10. http://www.jazzproject.org
    7:30pm

Thursday, November 7, 2013 (13 events)

  • Smart Growth Conference: Sustainable Connections will partner with the NW American Institute of Architects for today's "Green Building and Smart Growth Conference" from 8am-4:30pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. The workshops and presentations will focus on this year's theme, "Collaborating for Carbon Neutral." Entry is $15 for students and $100-$120 general. http://www.sconnect.org
    8:00am
  • Veterans Day Ceremony: Veterans and community members are invited to Veterans Day assemblies at 9:02am and 10:21am at the auditorium at Ferndale High School, 3538 Golden Eagle Dr. Vets can also show up at 8:15am for breakfast and to share stories with students. 383-9240
    9:02am
  • Tree Army: As part of the Humanities Washington speaker series, writer, historian and educator Janet Oakley will talk give a presentation on "Tree Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Washington State, 1933-42" at noon at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. The free event will focus on our state's natural resources and the men who worked to preserve them. 778-7236
    12:00pm
  • Fall Career Fair: Job-seekers looking for ways to connect with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University's Fall Business Career Fair from 1-5pm at the Wade King Student Recreation Center. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. 650-3240 or http://www.wwu.edu
    1:00pm
  • Wine and Food Pairing: Chuckanut Manor chef Andy Nguyen will team up with winemakers from Vin du Lac Winery in Lake Chelan for a "Wine and Food Pairing" dinner at 6:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Entry is $45. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Vegan Diets: "How to be Healthy on a Vegan Diet" will be the focus of a class with raw foodist and longtime vegan Doug Walsh from 6:30-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Register in advance for the free workshop. http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:30pm
  • Book of Days: Jeopardy! champion and book maven Tom Nissley reads from A Reader's Book of Days at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Each page of the book is devoted to a single day of the year and features original accounts of events in the lives of great writers and fictional events that took place within beloved books. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Traditional Places: Find out more about local history at a "Traditional Places of the Lummi Nation" slide and flute presentation with tribal member and artist Matt Warbiss at 7pm at the Ferndale Public Library, 2007 Cherry St. Entry is free. http://www.wcls.org
    7:00pm
  • Nordic Ski Club Meeting: All are welcome at the Nooksack Nordic Ski Club's monthly meeting at 7pm at the WECU Education Building, 511 E. Holly St. Show up at 6:30pm if you're interested in becoming a member or want to get your skis waxed for a small donation. http://www.nooksacknordicskiclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Fragile Seas Travelogue: Award-winning underwater photographer and environmental educator Jessica Newly will give Travelogue presentation focusing on "Fragile Seas" at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Entry is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.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
  • 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, November 8, 2013 (15 events)

  • Bellingham Repertory’s Gradient: Help Bellingham Repertory Dance celebrate their eighth season at "Gradient" performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Audiences will be treated to choreographic works from the Pacific Northwest, as well as from Lauren Edson of Boise, Id., that will showcase pieces exploring a wide spectrum of human relationships and existence. Tickets are $12-$15 and additional showings happen Nov. 15-17. Students rush tickets will be available for $5 734-2776 or http://www.bhamrep.org
    7:30pm
  • Craft & Christmas Book Sale: Books, holiday movies and music, handmade craft items and baked good will be available at a Craft & Christmas Book Sale from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Lynden Public Library, 216 Fourth St. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Blender: Improvisers from throughout Washington and Canada will join local performers for "Blender" shows 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10-$12. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Art by the Airport: More than 45 well-known local artists will show and sell their work at the Whatcom Art Guild's "Art by the Airport" Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts from 2-8pm Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Hampton Inn's Fox Hall, 3985 Bennett Dr. Enjoy browsing for fine art originals, prints, photography, fabrics, jewelry, holiday decorations, wood, garden art, toys, cards and more. Entry is free. http://www.whatcomartguild.org
    2:00pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in November at Cornwall Park. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Used Book Sale: Find stocking stuffers while stocking up on outstanding bargains at a Holiday Used Book Sale from 10am-5pm in the sales room behind Peoples Band across from the Everson McBeath Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Another sale happens Nov. 16. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Community Spaghetti Feed: A Community Spaghetti Feed begins at 5:30pm at the Blaine Senior Community Center, 763 G St. At 7pm, the 24-piece Bellingham Youth Jazz Band will perform. Entry is $5 for kids, $10 general. 332-8040
    5:30pm
  • Kulshan Community Land Trust Party: Help Kulshan Community Land Trust celebrate at the organization's 14th Anniversary Party from 6-9pm at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. A procession by the Critical Mass Marching Band will kick off the fun, and there'll be refreshments by local eateries, kid-friendly activities, a family photo booth, a silent auction, updates and more. Entry is free for KCLT members and kids. http://www.kulshanclt.org
    6:00pm
  • Green Wine Dinner: Shannon Borg, author of The Green Vine: A Guide to West Coast Sustainable, Organic and Biodynamic Wines, will share finds from her book at a wine dinner with Chef Charles Claassen and Cavatappi Wine's Gabriel Lukeris at 6:30pm at the Book Fare Cafe in Village Books, 1200 11th St. Tickets are $30. Wine will be available for an additional cost at the event. http://www.villagebooks.com
    6:30pm
  • Workers Rights Forum: "When Low-Wage Workers Rebel" will be the topic of a Community 2 Community Public Forum at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. All are welcome. 738-0893 or http://www.foodjustice.org
    6:30pm
  • MVHS Choir Concert: The nationally-known Mount Vernon High School jazz bands perform music by Miles Davis, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and more at a 7pm show at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $6; proceeds benefit the MVHS Jazz Program. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • An Evening of Shakespeare: Bard enthusiasts should show up for "An Evening of Shakespeare" at 7pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Scenes, selected readings, songs and sonnets will be presented by local Shakespeare enthusiasts, and there'll also be a costume contest. Suggested donation is $15; proceeds benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. (360) 201-8730
    7:00pm
  • Alexander Ardakov: Lauded Russian pianist Alexander Ardakov perform at 7pm at La Conner's Maple Hall, 104 Commercial St. Works by Chopin, Rachmaninov, and Liszt will be on the lineup. Tickets will be $15-$17 at the door. http://www.maplehall-laconner.com
    7:00pm
  • Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride: Ski and snowboard fans can take an action-packed journey to some of the world's most exotic destinations—including Alaska’s Tordrillo Mountains, Switzerland’s Jungfrau, Montana’s Big Sky Country, Iceland’s Troll Peninsula, and beyond—when Warren Miller Entertainment presents its 64th film, Ticket to Ride, at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $21. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm

Saturday, November 9, 2013 (31 events)

  • Bellingham Repertory’s Gradient: Help Bellingham Repertory Dance celebrate their eighth season at "Gradient" performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Audiences will be treated to choreographic works from the Pacific Northwest, as well as from Lauren Edson of Boise, Id., that will showcase pieces exploring a wide spectrum of human relationships and existence. Tickets are $12-$15 and additional showings happen Nov. 15-17. Students rush tickets will be available for $5 734-2776 or http://www.bhamrep.org
    7:30pm
  • Craft & Christmas Book Sale: Books, holiday movies and music, handmade craft items and baked good will be available at a Craft & Christmas Book Sale from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Lynden Public Library, 216 Fourth St. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Blender: Improvisers from throughout Washington and Canada will join local performers for "Blender" shows 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10-$12. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Art by the Airport: More than 45 well-known local artists will show and sell their work at the Whatcom Art Guild's "Art by the Airport" Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts from 2-8pm Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Hampton Inn's Fox Hall, 3985 Bennett Dr. Enjoy browsing for fine art originals, prints, photography, fabrics, jewelry, holiday decorations, wood, garden art, toys, cards and more. Entry is free. http://www.whatcomartguild.org
    2:00pm
  • Lummi Island Studio Tour: More than 20 artists will share their works and open up their creative spaces at the Artists' Holiday Studio Tour taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at various locales throughout Lummi Island. Paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, pottery, photography, jewelry, leather work, woodwork, note cards, glass, metalwork, stonework, quilts, clothing, knitwear, and more will be available for perusal and purchase. Entry to the self-guided tour is free. 758-2815 or http://www.lummi-island.com
    10:00am
  • Fairhaven Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:00am
  • Veterans Breakfast: Pancakes, eggs, sausage and more will be available at a Veterans Breakfast from 8-11am at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halley St. Entry is $3 for veterans, $3.50 for kids and $6 general. 733-4030
    8:00am
  • Pancake Breakfast: Attend a Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Entry is $4 for kids and $6 for adults. 332-8040
    8:00am
  • Holiday Hellebores: Katie Miller from Skagit Gardens will present "What's Hot in Holiday Hellebores" at a 9am presentation at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Register in advance for the free event. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Holiday Bazaar: Homemade crafts, wood carvings, and offerings from commercial vendors will be part of a Holiday Bazaar happening from 9am-3pm at the Deming Logging Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd. Photos with Santa will also be available. http://www.demingloggingshow.com
    9:00am
  • Everyday Superheroes 5K: Help raise funds to help caregivers in times of need at the inaugural "Everyday Superheroes 5K" beginning at 9:30am at Bellingham's Zuanich Park. Entry is $20-$25. http://www.behindthecross.org
    9:30am
  • Fowl Fun Run: Pick your own pace as you explore quiet, rural roads in the Skagit Valley at the 35th annual "Fowl Fun Run" 10K run and 5K run/walk starting at 10am at Mount Vernon Christian School, 820 W. Blackburn Rd. Entry is $15-$25. http://www.skagitrunners.org
    10:00am
  • Woodstock Work Party: Join Bellingham Parks to plant, pull invasives and spread mulch at a work party from 10am-12pm at Chuckanut Drive's Woodstock Farm. There's no parking onsite, so park at the N. Chuckanut Mountain railhead and walk or bike to the farm. 778-7105 or http://www.cob.org
    10:00am
  • Community Meal: All are welcome at the bimonthly Community Meal from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Entry is free. 384-1422
    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
  • Saturdays on Ice: As part of the "Vanishing Ice" exhibit, attend today's "Saturdays on Ice: Climate Perspective" event happening throughout the Whatcom Museum "campus." Activities include a Family Activity Day (10am-4pm), talks by glaciologist Ian Joughin (11am) and author Kathleen Dean Moore (2pm), a Citizen Art Project with Seiko Perdue, and more. Entry is $3-$5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    10:00am
  • Highland Dance: Kids ages 4 to 11 can show up to watch Heather Richendrfer and the Clan Heather Dancers perform Irish and Scottish Highland dances and learn more about their history at 10:30am at Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Entry is free. 305-3600
    10:30am
  • Toy Store Day: A yo-yo workshop will kick off Neighborhood Toy Store Day at 11am at the Fairhaven Toy Garden, 1147 11th St. (call in advance to reserve a spot). Game tournaments for all ages will happen throughout the day, and there will be various free crafts to try all day, for all ages. Music and more will also happen throughout the day. 714-8552 or http://www.fairhaventoygarden.com
    11:00am
  • Native American Stories: In honor of Native American Heritage Month, join master storyteller Frank Goes Behind for a mix of traditional Native American stories, songs and chants at 1pm at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. All ages are welcome. Entry is free. http://www.wcls.org
    1:00pm
  • BUG Jam: Join the Bellingham Ukulele Group for a BUG Jam from 3-5pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. A beginners session begins at 2pm. http://www.bellingahmukulelegroup.com
    2:00pm
  • World Peace Read-In: A "World Peace Read-in! and Write-on!" will take place from 2-8pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. The day's activities include poem and story readings by area youth as well as international poets, a World Peace Open Mic, live music focusing on peace and much more. If you'd like to share your talents at the free event, see the contact info below for the particulars. 961-2320 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    2:00pm
  • Jazz Series with Greta Metassa: Noted Pacific Northwest jazz singer Greta Metassa will be joined by tap dancer Jovon Miller to close the season's Sudden Valley Jazz Series from 3-6pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 8 Barnview Court. Tickets are $20. 671-1709
    3:00pm
  • Wild Rumpus: Help out Wild Whatcom at a "Wild Rumpus" fundraiser from 4-9pm at Eagle's Hall, 1125 N. Forest St. Music by Wild Ginger and the Scarlet Locomotive, a silent auction and raffle, expo skill tables and more will be part of the fun. Entry is $5 per person or $20 per family. 398-5188 or http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    4:00pm
  • 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
  • Torment Saint Reading: William Todd Schultz will talk about his new book, Torment Saint: The Life of Elliot Smith, at 7pm at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. The book was written with the cooperation of Smith's friends, lovers, bandmates and others. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: Northern Contraband will provide live tunes at the bimonthly Contra Dance happening from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. No partner or experience is necessary. Entry is $6-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Improv Playworks Performance: The Improv Playworks studio group, directed by Sheila Goldsmith, will share their talents at a 7:30pm show at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Admission will be $10 at the door. http://www.improvplayworks.com
    7:30pm
  • Bella Notte: Vocal and instrumental music from theater, classical and opera genres can be heard when Bella Notte performs at 7:30pm at the Church of the Assumption, 2116 Cornwall Ave. Choruses and dancers will also take part. Suggested donation is $20. 671-1738
    7:30pm
  • Annie: Lyric Light Opera presents showings of the perennially popular musical known as Annie at 7:30m Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $22-$25 and additional showings happen Nov. 16-17. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Musical Salute to Veterans: Six local veterans will be honored through slides, narration and song at the 9th annual Musical Salute to Veterans at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The Mt. Baker Toppers, Bobby Lee, and others will perform music that inspired our nation's soldiers during war and peacetime. Tickets are $15-$24. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Serial Killers: Use your voting power and get entertained when the annual theatrical competition known as "Serial Killers" kicks off with 8pm and 10pm shows Saturday night at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The event—which continues Saturdays through Dec. 14—features teams of actors, playwrights and directors presenting short plays each week. A team will be voted off at the end of each night, making the following week's plays longer, and the competition more fierce. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm

 

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