Week of Sunday, November 17, 2013
(95 events)

Sunday, November 17, 2013 (15 events)

  • The Sound of Music: Nuns, Nazis and a horde of singing children will be highlighted at performances of The Sound of Music at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Everson's Nooksack Valley High School, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets will be $8 at the door, and additional performances will take place Nov. 21-24. 988-4754
    7:30pm
  • Lend Me a Tenor: Ken Ludwig's comedic play, Lend Me Tenor, shows at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $8 and will available at the door one hour prior to showtime. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • Hamlet: A 20-person cast will bring Shakespeare's Hamlet to life at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Sehome High School Little Theater, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Live music will be part of the show. Entry is $8 for students and $10 general. http://www.sehomedrama.weebly.com
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: Starting Nov. 15, paintings, wearable art, jewelry, specialty foods, repurposed art and more will be available at the 34th annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts from 10am-6pm every Wednesday through Sunday through Dec. 24 at 1825 Cornwall Ave. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Repertory’s Gradient: Help Bellingham Repertory Dance celebrate their eighth season at "Gradient" performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 5pm Sunday, 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 . Student rush tickets will be available for $5 at the door (with ID). 734-2776 or http://www.bhamrep.org
    7:30pm
  • Annie: Lyric Light Opera concludes its 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. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Gramercy Ghost Auditions: Auditions for the comedic Gramercy Ghost happen at 2pm Saturday and 7pm Monday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. More details are available online. http://www.acttheatre.com
    2:00pm
  • 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
  • Brewery Tour: Learn about techniques and methods used to make world-class beers at a monthly Brewery Tour at 12pm at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 W. Holly St. Show up shortly before noon to sign up. Entry is $5. http://www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com
    12:00pm
  • Mail Art Workshop: Learn to dress up your correspondence at a Mail Art workshop from 1-4pm at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. Cost is $10. 441-7162 or http://www.mindport.org
    1:00pm
  • Alternative Holiday Market: Come pet a pony, enjoy live music, munch on homemade desserts, and use your holiday dollars to support local and international non-profits at the 6th annual Alternative Holiday Market from 1-4pm at Assumption Catholic Church, 2116 Cornwall Ave. http://www.alternativemarket.org
    1:00pm
  • Rio Con Brio: Choro music from Brazil can be heard when Portland-based guitar and mandolin duo Rio Con Brio perform at 2pm at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Suggested donation is $15. 966-4640 or http://www.nancysfarm.com
    2:00pm
  • WWU Concert Choir: Western Washington University's Concert Choir will present a variety of choral music at its Fall Concert at 3pm at the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free. 650-3130
    3:00pm
  • Media Attention Tour: Comedians David Andrew Brent and Ed Hill will headline tonight's Media Attention Tour at 8pm at the Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St. Damian Johnson will host, and guests Alex McKay and Neil McLaughlin will also take the stage. Tickets are $10. http://www.wildbuffalo.net
    8:00pm

Monday, November 18, 2013 (5 events)

  • Gramercy Ghost Auditions: Auditions for the comedic Gramercy Ghost happen at 2pm Saturday and 7pm Monday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. More details are available online. http://www.acttheatre.com
    2:00pm
  • Restaurant Networking: A "Local Food & Restaurants" workshop and networking event begins at 1pm at Sustainable Connections, 1701 Ellis St. Find out what's working on sourcing local food for restaurants, and hear from a local restaurant owner and farmer on their best practices. http://www.sconnect.org
    1:00pm
  • Where Hope Begins: Kris Coffin Stevenson and Debra Akre share stories from Beneath the Baobob Tree: Where Poverty Dies and Hope Begins at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome deals with a journey the women took to Africa to help a community in one of the poorest areas of Kenya. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Rock & Gem Club: All are welcome at the Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club's monthly meeting at 7pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Center, 2214 Electric Ave. Geology teacher Doug McKeever will be tonight's featured speaker. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    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

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 (4 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
  • Gluten-Free Cookies: Concrete baker Em Beal leads a "Gluten-free Holiday Cookies" class from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St.. Entry is $35. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Rick Steves: Travel guru Rick Steves shares tips from Europe Through the Back Door: Celebrating European Travel on a Budget at 7pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $5. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Wine, Women & Song: Performances by Allegra Women's Ensemble and the Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers will be part of the Bellingham Sings' annual "Wine, Women & Song" fundraiser from 7:30-9pm at Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. A silent auction will also be part of the fun. Tickets are $25. http://www.bellinghamsings.org
    7:30pm

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 (9 events)

  • The Baker’s Wife: Find out what happens when a baker—thanks to his philandering spouse—loses his zest for life (and baking) and townspeople work together to reunite the couple when The Baker's Wife continues this week with 7:30pm performances Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: Paintings, wearable art, jewelry, specialty foods, repurposed art and much more will be available at the 34th annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts from 10am-6pm every Wednesday through Sunday through Dec. 24 at 1825 Cornwall Ave. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Gluten-Free Goods: Jean Layton, ND, leads a "Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes" class from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $29. http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:00pm
  • Tastes of Italy: Chef Jose Santana from La Conner's La Tarviata helms a "Tastes of Italy" course at 6:30pm at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St., Mount Vernon. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Salmon Recovery: Acclaimed fisheries biologist Jim Lichatowich shares ideas from Salmon, People and Place: A Biologist's Search for Salmon Recovery at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Book Release: Attend a book release for Leah Kostamo's book Planted: A story of Creating, Calling and Community at 7pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm

Thursday, November 21, 2013 (15 events)

  • The Baker’s Wife: Find out what happens when a baker—thanks to his philandering spouse—loses his zest for life (and baking) and townspeople work together to reunite the couple when The Baker's Wife continues this week with 7:30pm performances Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: Paintings, wearable art, jewelry, specialty foods, repurposed art and much more will be available at the 34th annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts from 10am-6pm every Wednesday through Sunday through Dec. 24 at 1825 Cornwall Ave. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Home for the Holidays: The 32nd annual "Home for the Holidays" takes place from 5:30-9:30pm Thursday, 9:30am-9:30pm Friday, and 9:30am-5:30pm Saturday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry to the annual holiday food and gift show is free, as is parking. http://www.homefortheholidaysbellingham.com
    5:30pm
  • The Hob Nob: View a dark comedy about four college students at odds with each other when The Hob Nob shows at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at WWU's Old Main Theatre. Tickets are $5. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Shakespeare One-Acts: Two Shakespeare-focused one-act plays—Don't Say Macbeth! and What Fools These Mortals Be—can be seen at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Whatcom Community College's Syre Student Center, 237 Kellogg Rd. Entry is $7. 383-3532
    7:30pm
  • The Sound of Music: Nuns, Nazis and a horde of singing children will be highlighted at performances of The Sound of Music at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Everson's Nooksack Valley High School, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets will be $8 at the door. 988-4754
    7:30pm
  • Bon Appetit!: Chef Robert Fong leads a "Bon Appetit!" pre-holiday feast from 6:30-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $65 and includes wine pairings. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour: Former Bellinghamster Fred Moody will be the featured author at this month's Chuckanut Radio Hour at 7pm at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theater. Moody's new book, Unspeakable Joy, is the memoir of a lapsed Catholic ex-seminarian who bore unwitting witness to the beginnings of decades-long, rampant, serial sexual abuse by Catholic priests. Entry is $5. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Healthcare Talk: Join United for National Healthcare for a panel discussion on how the Veterans healthcare system provides the highest quality of healthcare in teh United States at 7pm at St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. http://www.unitedforhealthcare.org
    7:00pm
  • Yukon Travelogue: Photographer, writer and Adventures NW publisher John D'Onofrio presents "North to the Yukon: Into the Tombstone Range" at tonight's Travelogue from 7-9pm at the Whatcom Museum's Rotunda Room, 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
  • Jazz Messengers: Hear the music of jazz legend Art Blakey when Jazz Messengers alum Steve Davis will be joined by tenor saxophonist Cory Weeds and others for a 7pm concert at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $15 at the door. 734-2776
    7:30pm
  • American Idiot: The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical American Idiots can be seen at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The play focuses on the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia—and a quest for true meaning in a post-9/11 world. Tickets are $20-$75. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    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, November 22, 2013 (22 events)

  • The Baker’s Wife: Find out what happens when a baker—thanks to his philandering spouse—loses his zest for life (and baking) and townspeople work together to reunite the couple when The Baker's Wife continues this week with 7:30pm performances Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: Paintings, wearable art, jewelry, specialty foods, repurposed art and much more will be available at the 34th annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts from 10am-6pm every Wednesday through Sunday through Dec. 24 at 1825 Cornwall Ave. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Home for the Holidays: The 32nd annual "Home for the Holidays" takes place from 5:30-9:30pm Thursday, 9:30am-9:30pm Friday, and 9:30am-5:30pm Saturday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry to the annual holiday food and gift show is free, as is parking. http://www.homefortheholidaysbellingham.com
    5:30pm
  • The Hob Nob: View a dark comedy about four college students at odds with each other when The Hob Nob shows at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at WWU's Old Main Theatre. Tickets are $5. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Shakespeare One-Acts: Two Shakespeare-focused one-act plays—Don't Say Macbeth! and What Fools These Mortals Be—can be seen at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Whatcom Community College's Syre Student Center, 237 Kellogg Rd. Entry is $7. 383-3532
    7:30pm
  • The Sound of Music: Nuns, Nazis and a horde of singing children will be highlighted at performances of The Sound of Music at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Everson's Nooksack Valley High School, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets will be $8 at the door. 988-4754
    7:30pm
  • Art & Craft Sale: A B&B will transform itself into a unique art gallery at the 15th annual Art & Craft Sale from 10am-4pm at Everson's Kale House Bed & Breakfast, 1201 Kale St. Paintings, mixed media, fiber art, ceramics, calligraphy and more will be available. The event happens again Nov. 29-30. http://www.kalehouse.net
    10:00am
  • Jingle Bell Bazaar: Handicrafts, jewelry, fabric items, baked goods and more will be available at a Jingle Bell Bazaar taking place from 10am-4pm Friday and Saturday at the Cedar Grove Clubhouse, 4915 Samish Way. 305-5515
    10:00am
  • Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Northwest Washington Theatre Group presents the Tony-nominated Broadway musical review, Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Meridian High School, 194 W. Laurel Rd. Tickets are $12-$15 and additional showings happen Dec. 6-7. http://www.nwtg.org
    7:30pm
  • Triples and Doubles: Groups of two-to-three improvisors will take the stage at "Triples & Doubles" shows at 8pm and 10pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Community Talent Revue Auditions: More than 20 acts from various community members can be seen at the annual "Talent Revue" at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the auditorium at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets will be $6 at the door. 383-9261
    7:00pm
  • Christmas Bazaar: Traditional baked goods, stocking stuffers and a plethora of homemade items will be available the Wiser Lake Friends & Neighbor's 32nd annual "Biggest & Best" Christmas Bazaar from 8am-6pm Friday and 9am-4pm Saturday at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. 305-1853
    8:00am
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas: Area youth will perform at showings of A Charlie Brown Christmas at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Startup Weekend: Western Washington University students and local entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch and develop their startup ideas at Bellingham's Startup Weekend from 5:30pm Friday to 9:30pm Sunday at the BIG Idea Lab, 114 W. Magnolia St., suite #505. Participants will collaborate with other entrepreneurs, designers, developers and startup enthusiasts to take innovative business ideas from concept to launch in 54 hours. Limited seating and tickets are available for the public to view the final http://www.bellingham.startupweekend.org
    5:30pm
  • Caregiver Craft Sale: Non-commercial handmade items crafted by employees and volunteers of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center will be available at a Caregiver Craft Sale from 9am-5pm at 2901 Squalicum Pkwy. http://www.peacehealth.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 November at Cornwall Park. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Chanukah Party: The Rohr Center for Jewish Life-Chabad will host a "Light Up the Night!" menorah-lighting event starting at 5:30pm at the Fairhaven Village Green. A Chanukah party continues at 6pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. The gathering will feature arts and crafts, a dreidel bounce house, music, games and food. Suggested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family. http://www.jewishbellingham.com
    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
  • Nature of Writing: As part of the Nature of Writing Series, author Tim McNulty will share verse from his new poetry collection, Ascendance, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • North Cascades Concert Band: The 50-piece North Cascades Concert Band performs classic band music both familiar and new at a 7:30pm show at the Blaine High School Performing Arts Center, 1055 H St. Tickets are $5-$12. http://www.nccband.org
    7:30pm
  • Willy Wonka: Who will end up with the golden ticket? Find out when the Theatre Arts Guild opens Willy Wonka this weekend with 7:30pm shows Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $10-$24 and additional performances of the musical continue through Dec. 7. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • International Comedy Competition: Attend the 34th annual Seattle International Comedy Competition Semifinals at 8pm at Bow's Skagit Valley Casino Resort. Tickets are $21-$25. http://www.theskagit.com
    8:00pm

Saturday, November 23, 2013 (32 events)

  • The Baker’s Wife: Find out what happens when a baker—thanks to his philandering spouse—loses his zest for life (and baking) and townspeople work together to reunite the couple when The Baker's Wife continues this week with 7:30pm performances Wednesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: Paintings, wearable art, jewelry, specialty foods, repurposed art and much more will be available at the 34th annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts from 10am-6pm every Wednesday through Sunday through Dec. 24 at 1825 Cornwall Ave. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Home for the Holidays: The 32nd annual "Home for the Holidays" takes place from 5:30-9:30pm Thursday, 9:30am-9:30pm Friday, and 9:30am-5:30pm Saturday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry to the annual holiday food and gift show is free, as is parking. http://www.homefortheholidaysbellingham.com
    5:30pm
  • The Hob Nob: View a dark comedy about four college students at odds with each other when The Hob Nob shows at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at WWU's Old Main Theatre. Tickets are $5. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Shakespeare One-Acts: Two Shakespeare-focused one-act plays—Don't Say Macbeth! and What Fools These Mortals Be—can be seen at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Whatcom Community College's Syre Student Center, 237 Kellogg Rd. Entry is $7. 383-3532
    7:30pm
  • The Sound of Music: Nuns, Nazis and a horde of singing children will be highlighted at performances of The Sound of Music at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Everson's Nooksack Valley High School, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets will be $8 at the door. 988-4754
    7:30pm
  • Art & Craft Sale: A B&B will transform itself into a unique art gallery at the 15th annual Art & Craft Sale from 10am-4pm at Everson's Kale House Bed & Breakfast, 1201 Kale St. Paintings, mixed media, fiber art, ceramics, calligraphy and more will be available. The event happens again Nov. 29-30. http://www.kalehouse.net
    10:00am
  • Jingle Bell Bazaar: Handicrafts, jewelry, fabric items, baked goods and more will be available at a Jingle Bell Bazaar taking place from 10am-4pm Friday and Saturday at the Cedar Grove Clubhouse, 4915 Samish Way. 305-5515
    10:00am
  • Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Northwest Washington Theatre Group presents the Tony-nominated Broadway musical review, Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Meridian High School, 194 W. Laurel Rd. Tickets are $12-$15 and additional showings happen Dec. 6-7. http://www.nwtg.org
    7:30pm
  • Triples and Doubles: Groups of two-to-three improvisors will take the stage at "Triples & Doubles" shows at 8pm and 10pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Community Talent Revue Auditions: More than 20 acts from various community members can be seen at the annual "Talent Revue" at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the auditorium at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets will be $6 at the door. 383-9261
    7:00pm
  • Christmas Bazaar: Traditional baked goods, stocking stuffers and a plethora of homemade items will be available the Wiser Lake Friends & Neighbor's 32nd annual "Biggest & Best" Christmas Bazaar from 8am-6pm Friday and 9am-4pm Saturday at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. 305-1853
    8:00am
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas: Area youth will perform at showings of A Charlie Brown Christmas at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Startup Weekend: Western Washington University students and local entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch and develop their startup ideas at Bellingham's Startup Weekend from 5:30pm Friday to 9:30pm Sunday at the BIG Idea Lab, 114 W. Magnolia St., suite #505. Participants will collaborate with other entrepreneurs, designers, developers and startup enthusiasts to take innovative business ideas from concept to launch in 54 hours. Limited seating and tickets are available for the public to view the final http://www.bellingham.startupweekend.org
    5:30pm
  • Holiday Cheese & Gift Bazaar: Rare and unusual cheeses, kitchenware and household gifts will be available at the annual Holiday Cheese & Gift Bazaar from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday in Deming at Everybody's Store, 5465 Potter Rd. Admission is free. 592-2297
    10:00am
  • Holiday Open House: Attend a Holiday Open House from 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. The wreath bar will be open and full of fresh greens, and there'll be cocoa and treats for you to enjoy with your family. 676-5480 or http://www.garden-spot.com
    9:00am
  • 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
  • Fundraising Breakfast: Attend a fundraising Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at the Ferndale American Legion Hall, 5537 Second Ave. 384-7474
    8:00am
  • Turkey Trot: Join the Greater Bellingham Running Club for its annual "Turkey Trot" starting at 9am at Whatcom Falls Park. The entry fee to take part in the 5K is a minimum $8 donation to the Food Bank. http://www.gbrc.net
    9:00am
  • Greek Bake Sale and Food Fest: Attend a Bake Sale from 9am-3pm at St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church, 510 E. Sunset Dr. From 11am-3pm, there will also be a Mini-Food Festival. Proceeds benefit the church's aid society. http://www.saintsophias.org
    9:00am
  • Scandinavian Cookie Party: Make plans to attend an annual "Scandinavian Cookie Party" from 10am-12pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 510 S. First St. Entry is $25. http://www.grethenskitchen.com
    10:00am
  • Deming Book Club: F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night will be the focus of discussion at today's Deming Book Club meeting from 10am-12pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. All adults are welcome. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • Community Meal: The bimonthly Ferndale Community Meal takes place from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Today's meal will feature turkey and all the trimmings. 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
  • Poetry Reading: Marblemount poet and author Andrea Weiser will read from her book of poetry, River Red and share tips on the craft of writing from 11am-12:30pm at the book corner at the Burlington Haggen, 757 Haggen Dr. (360) 873-2118
    11:00am
  • Holy Universe, Internet Dating: David Christopher shares ideas from The Holy Universe: A New Story of Creation for the Heart, Soul, and Spirit at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 7pm, Elisha Weinberg reads from The Internet Dating Bible: An Unintentional Self-Help Book for Ladies in Their 30s and Beyond. 671-2626
    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
  • Helio Sequence: Portland's Helio Sequence will be joined by Bellingham's Learning Team for a performance at 7pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $11-$15. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: Share your talents at tonight's Open Band Night Contra Dance happening from 7-10:30pm at Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All are welcome, and a lead caller and fiddler will orchestrate. Entry is $5-$8. http://www.belinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: Share your talents at tonight's Open Band Night Contra Dance happening from 7-10:30pm at Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All are welcome, and a lead caller and fiddler will orchestrate. Entry is $5-$8. http://www.belinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Bayshore Symphony: Hear a variety of classical works when Bayshore Symphony celebrates its 10th season with concerts at 7:30pm Saturday at Mount Vernon's St. Paul's Episcopal Church (415 S. 18th St.) and 3pm Sunday at Bellingham's Central Lutheran Church (925 N. Forest St.). Suggested donation for each concert is $10. http://www.bayshoremusicproject.com
    7:30pm
  • Serial Killers: Use your voting power and get entertained when the annual theatrical competition known as "Serial Killers" continues with 8pm and 10pm shows 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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