Week of Sunday, December 1, 2013
(146 events)

Sunday, December 1, 2013 (15 events)

  • Inspecting Carol: Get a behind-the-scenes look at a struggling theater's annual slapdash production of A Christmas Carol when Inspecting Carol opens this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $12-$14, and additional showings of the holiday comedy continue through Dec. 15. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: Find out what takes place after the "horrible" Herdman kids storm Sunday school and take over the church's annual holiday show when The Best Christmas Pageant Ever opens this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings continue through Dec. 15. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: 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. The holiday store will be shuttered on Thanksgiving, and will close at 3pm Christmas Eve. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Naked Clothing Grand Opening: Attend a Grand Opening from 10am-8pm Friday and Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday at Naked Clothing, 126 W. Holly St. In addition to deals on bamboo, hemp and organic cotton clothing, there'll be a bevy of work by local crafters who use natural or recycled materials. 746-9916
    10:00am
  • Holiday Craft Sale: Handcrafted items from local artists will be on display and up for sale at the "Hilltop Holiday Craft Sale" from 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at La Conner's Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 4th St. http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    11:00am
  • BTG Musical Birthday Bash Revue Auditions: Attend open auditions for the upcoming "BTG Musical Birthday Bash Revue" at 7pm Sunday and Monday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The revue—which will celebrate 85 years of producing award-wining theatre in Whatcom County—will showcase musical numbers from past shows since the BTG's first musical in 1963. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Holiday Handmade Bazaar: Letterpress cards and journals, furniture made from salvaged wood, stuffed animals, Washington State honey, and much more will be available at the 6th annual Holiday Handmade Bazaar happening from 10am-6pm Mon-.Sat. and 12-4pm Sundays through Dec. 24 at the Paper Mill, 205 W. Chestnut St. 746-8574
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Community Breakfast: Meet and greet local politicians and nosh on pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs and more at the monthly Community Breakfast from 8-11am at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry is $2 for kids, $5 for adults. 739-9605
    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
  • Snowy Sneak Peek: View a sneak peek performance of Harper & I's Dancing Through the Snow at 6pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Entry is $8 and will include performances by older dancers (teen and up) along with a few guests. http://www.harperandi.com
    12:21pm
  • Imago Theatre: Both humor and humanity will be utilized when IMAGO Theatre presents "FROGZ" at 2pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Expect to see comedic amphibians, acrobatic larvae, circus boulders, and metamorphosing humans in works which tantalize the senses, the intellect, and the passion. Tickets to see the "vaudevillian existentialism" show are $15 for kids and $25 general. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    2:00pm
  • World AIDS Day Forum: Skagit Valley College's Music and Drama department will join forces with the Rainbow Alliance for a World AIDS Day Forum from 2-4pm at the school's Tarro Theatre, 2405 E. College Way. Events will include an informal discussion, a Q&A open forum, free info on HIV/AIDS, and a sneak preview of Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens. Entry is by donation. (360) 416-7655
    2:00pm
  • Messiah Singalong: The 23rd annual "Messiah" Chorus Singalong begins at 2:30pm at Garden Street United Methodist Church, 1326 N. Garden St. Music is provided, or you can bring your own score. Singing will be accompanied by orchestra and organ. Food Bank donations are welcome. http://www.gardenstreetunc.org
    2:30pm
  • Historical Travel Guide: "Lifetime journalist" JoAnn Roe will share stories from the updated version of her book The Columbia River: A Historical Travel Guide at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    4:00pm

Monday, December 2, 2013 (6 events)

  • BTG Musical Birthday Bash Revue Auditions: Attend open auditions for the upcoming "BTG Musical Birthday Bash Revue" at 7pm Sunday and Monday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The revue—which will celebrate 85 years of producing award-wining theatre in Whatcom County—will showcase musical numbers from past shows since the BTG's first musical in 1963. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Holiday Handmade Bazaar: Letterpress cards and journals, furniture made from salvaged wood, stuffed animals, Washington State honey, and much more will be available at the 6th annual Holiday Handmade Bazaar happening from 10am-6pm Mon-.Sat. and 12-4pm Sundays through Dec. 24 at the Paper Mill, 205 W. Chestnut St. 746-8574
    10:00am
  • Chanukah Party: Hillel of WWU and Chabad at WWU invite students and the general public to a "Chanukah Party" starting with a menorah lighting at 6pm at the school's Red Square. At 6:30pm, the fun continues at the Viking Union with a dreidel tournament, live music, food and more. http://www.wwu.edu
    6:00pm
  • Roberto Cortez Dinner: Celebrity Chef Roberto Cortez returns to Bellingham to prepare a multi-course "CR8 UnNatural" dinner starting at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Cost is $85; an optional wine flight will be available for $35. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:00pm
  • WCC Fall Concert: Holiday and winter songs in English, Chinese, Bulgarian, Spanish and German, spanning 500 years of choral music, can be heard at Whatcom Community College's Fall Concert at 7:30pm at the Heiner Center Theater, 231 W. Kellogg Rd. Entry is free and open to all. 676-0266
    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, December 3, 2013 (9 events)

  • Winter Choir Concert: Western Washington University's combined choirs will present Winter Concerts at 8pm Tuesday and again Thursday at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-3130
    8:00pm
  • Holiday Handmade Bazaar: Letterpress cards and journals, furniture made from salvaged wood, stuffed animals, Washington State honey, and much more will be available at the 6th annual Holiday Handmade Bazaar happening from 10am-6pm Mon-.Sat. and 12-4pm Sundays through Dec. 24 at the Paper Mill, 205 W. Chestnut St. 746-8574
    10:00am
  • Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 255-7166 or 647-0910
    12:00pm
  • Baker Backcountry Basics: Learn about the endless backcountry ski and snowboard lines for those with the right tools, experience and time when Patrick Kennedy leads a free "Baker Backcountry Basics" workshop at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Mediterranean Holiday Classics: Chef Nahla Gholam helms a "Mediterranean Holiday Classics" course from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • More, Faster, Backwards: Local author Christine Smith shares slides and stories from her book More, Faster, Backwards: Rebuilding David B at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome focuses on an old boat Christine and her husband spent eight years restoring, and their subsequent voyage to Alaska. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Heidi Muller, Bob Webb: Original songs and music from the Appalachian tradition can be heard when Heidi Muller and Bob Webb perform at a CD Release Concert for their album Dulcimer Moon at 7:30pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Ave. Suggested donation is $5 for kids and $10 for adults. http://www.heidimuller.com
    7:30pm
  • Banff Mountain Film Festival: Big-screen stories in exotic locales can be seen when the Banff Mountain Film Festival makes a stop in Bellingham for a 7:30pm show at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Although you won't be able to infiltrate your way into the screen to paddle the wildest waters and climb the highest peaks, this is the next best thing. Tickets are $6-$9. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Climbing Kilimanjaro: Tim Scharks will share his advice on how to prepare and pack for a trip to one of the world's highest peaks at a "Climbing Kilimanjaro" talk and slideshow at 7:30pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. Entry is free. http://www.backcountryessentials.net
    7:30pm

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 (12 events)

  • Winter Choir Concert: Western Washington University's combined choirs will present Winter Concerts at 8pm Tuesday and again Thursday at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-3130
    8:00pm
  • Winter Book Sale: Friends of the Bellingham Public Library will host a Winter Book Sale from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Saturday at the library's headquarters at 210 Central Ave. P.S. The books get cheaper by the day, culminating with a $4-per-bag sale Saturday. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • Holiday Handmade Bazaar: Letterpress cards and journals, furniture made from salvaged wood, stuffed animals, Washington State honey, and much more will be available at the 6th annual Holiday Handmade Bazaar happening from 10am-6pm Mon-.Sat. and 12-4pm Sundays through Dec. 24 at the Paper Mill, 205 W. Chestnut St. 746-8574
    10:00am
  • Holiday Music Program: Bellingham High School's award-winning Showtoppers will present a Holiday Music Program as part of the Bellingham Music Club's monthly lineup at a free concert at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. 671-0252
    10:30am
  • Green Drinks, Open House: Talk to board and staff, take tours, ask questions and learn more about future initiatives at an Open House from 4-5pm at RE Sources, 2309 Meridian St. From 5-7pm, the monthly Green Drinks will fill the space. http://www.re-sources.org
    4:00pm
  • Meet Your Elected Officials: The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County will host their 6th annual "Conversations with Elected Officials" gathering from 5-7pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Wine, hors d'oeuvres and great discussions will be part of the event. Register by Nov. 29 for the free event. http://www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.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
  • Symphonic Band: Western Washington University's Symphonic Band will present a free concert at 6pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. All are welcome. 50-3130
    6:00pm
  • Lions Club Fundraiser: Nosh on hors d'oeuvres and beverages and bid on silent auction items at a fundraiser for the Bellingham Harborview Lions Club starting at 6pm at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. At 7pm, watch the first showing of the holiday play, Inspecting Carol. Tickets are $20. 303-7478
    6:00pm
  • Birchwood Garden Club Meeting: Macy and John from the Garden Spot Nursery will lead a presentation about holiday decorating and garden greens at the Birchwood Garden Club's monthly meeting at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. All are welcome. http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm

Thursday, December 5, 2013 (24 events)

  • Winter Choir Concert: Western Washington University's combined choirs will present Winter Concerts at 8pm Tuesday and again Thursday at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-3130
    8:00pm
  • Winter Book Sale: Friends of the Bellingham Public Library will host a Winter Book Sale from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Saturday at the library's headquarters at 210 Central Ave. P.S. The books get cheaper by the day, culminating with a $4-per-bag sale Saturday. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • WCC Book Sale: Whatcom Community College will host its annual Library Books Sale from 9am-5pm Thursday and 9am-4pm Friday at the school's Heiner Center Lobby. From 3-4pm Friday, fill your bag for $3. Proceeds raised from the sale—which includes books, CDs, DVDs and magazines—benefit the library's collection. http://www.library.whatcom.ctc.edu
    9:00am
  • The Monologue Project 8: In conjunction with Fairhaven Middle School students, Western Washington University's Department of Theatre and Dance will present "Monologue Project 8" at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The collaboration includes performances of monologues written by the high school students—some of which are performed by them, others by WWU actors. Tickets are $5-$8. http://www.wwu.edu/theatre
    7:30pm
  • Fall Into Dance: Students will share their talents at the annual "Fall Into Dance" performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The event features, and celebrates, a broad range of contemporary dance. Tickets are $8-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Inspecting Carol: Get a behind-the-scenes look at a struggling theater's annual slapdash production of A Christmas Carol when Inspecting Carol continues this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $12-$14, and additional showings of the holiday comedy continue through Dec. 15. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Handmade Bazaar: Letterpress cards and journals, furniture made from salvaged wood, stuffed animals, Washington State honey, and much more will be available at the 6th annual Holiday Handmade Bazaar happening from 10am-6pm Mon-.Sat. and 12-4pm Sundays through Dec. 24 at the Paper Mill, 205 W. Chestnut St. 746-8574
    10:00am
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: Find out what takes place after the "horrible" Herdman kids storm Sunday school and take over the church's annual holiday show when The Best Christmas Pageant Ever continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday and 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 continue through Dec. 15. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Mama Won’t Fly: Watch what happens when a dutiful daughter tries to get her mother across the country in time for her wedding when Mama Won't Fly shows at 7:30pm Thursday, 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Dec. 22. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: 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
  • Real Heroes Dinner: Meet ordinary people with extraordinary courage when Red Cross hosts its annual Real Heroes Dinner starting at 6pm at the Lakeway Inn & Conference Center, 714 Lakeway Dr. Reserved seating is required. 733-3290 or http://www.redcross.org/mtbaker
    6:00pm
  • 3 Howls Launch Party: Washington distiller 3 Howls will share four new craft spirits at a Launch Party starting at 6:30pm at the Real McCoy, 114 Prospect St. Partygoers can meet the founder, as well as sip custom cocktails and sample tasting flights. http://www.3howls.com
    6:30pm
  • After Hours Art: Instructor and artist Ramon Murillo presents "Contemporary Native American Artists on Social and Environmental Issues" at tonight's After Hours Art gathering at 6:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Thursday admission is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    6:30pm
  • The Gift of Wine: Taste test gift suggestions for the wine lovers in your life when wine steward Tim Johnson and sales reps from area wine distributors focus on "The Gift of Wine" from 6:30-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Cost is $20. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:30pm
  • Wine & Food Pairing: Chef Andy Nguyen from Chuckanut Manor will be joined by winemakers from Concrete's Challenger Ridge for a "Wine & Food Pairing" event from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Entry is $45 and includes new recipes for holiday parties. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Hula Class: Wayne Powell and Patti Miller will focus on the "Hula of the Great Spirit" at a class from 6:30-9:30pm at the Community Food Co-op's Connection Building, 1220 N. Forest St. Learn the hula movements and Hawaiian meaning of a wonderful, graceful dance from Kauai. Class participants will receive written instructions so they can practice at home. Suggested donation is $10. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:30pm
  • Historical Drama: Skagit Valley Genealogical Society's Barbara Johnson will portray the wife and mother of two United States presidents at a showing of Abigail Adams: A Revolutionary Evening at 7pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Entry to the living history drama is free. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com
    7:00pm
  • Totem Pole History: Cultural historian and conservator Pauline Hillaire's book about her father, A Totem Pole History: The Work of Lummi Carver Joe Hillaire, will be the focus of a discussion with the author, editor Gregory Fields and carver Felix Solomon at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book features photos, essays, historical details and Joe's philosophy of art in Salish life, particularly in the context of 20th Century intercultural relations. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Food Not Bombs Founder: Author, artist, chef and Food Not Bombs founder Keith McHenry will stories about his activism at 7pm at WWU's Communication Facility, room #125. Food Not Bombs is an all-volunteer global movement that provides free vegan meals with the hungry. The movement not only provides food to those in need in Bellingham but also support relief efforts and campaigns to protect society from the climate crisis, poverty and violence. Entry is free. http://www.foodnotbombs.net
    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
  • Skagit Hiking: Award-winning guidebook author Craig Romano shares stories and slides focusing on "Hiking the Skagit Valley" at 7:30pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. The event is free, and Romano's various titles will be available at a discount and for signing. http://www.backcountryessentials.net
    7:30pm
  • Comedy Show: Attend "Please Laugh at Me," a standup comedy show, at 8pm at Mount Vernon's 1st Street Cabaret & Speakeasy, 612 S. First St. Entry is free. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • 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, December 6, 2013 (37 events)

  • Willy Wonka: Who will end up with the golden ticket? Find out when the Theatre Arts Guild concludes its showings of Willy Wonka this week with 7:30pm performances Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $10-$24. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Winter Book Sale: Friends of the Bellingham Public Library will host a Winter Book Sale from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Saturday at the library's headquarters at 210 Central Ave. P.S. The books get cheaper by the day, culminating with a $4-per-bag sale Saturday. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • WCC Book Sale: Whatcom Community College will host its annual Library Books Sale from 9am-5pm Thursday and 9am-4pm Friday at the school's Heiner Center Lobby. From 3-4pm Friday, fill your bag for $3. Proceeds raised from the sale—which includes books, CDs, DVDs and magazines—benefit the library's collection. http://www.library.whatcom.ctc.edu
    9:00am
  • The Monologue Project 8: In conjunction with Fairhaven Middle School students, Western Washington University's Department of Theatre and Dance will present "Monologue Project 8" at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The collaboration includes performances of monologues written by the high school students—some of which are performed by them, others by WWU actors. Tickets are $5-$8. http://www.wwu.edu/theatre
    7:30pm
  • Fall Into Dance: Students will share their talents at the annual "Fall Into Dance" performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The event features, and celebrates, a broad range of contemporary dance. Tickets are $8-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Inspecting Carol: Get a behind-the-scenes look at a struggling theater's annual slapdash production of A Christmas Carol when Inspecting Carol continues this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $12-$14, and additional showings of the holiday comedy continue through Dec. 15. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Handmade Bazaar: Letterpress cards and journals, furniture made from salvaged wood, stuffed animals, Washington State honey, and much more will be available at the 6th annual Holiday Handmade Bazaar happening from 10am-6pm Mon-.Sat. and 12-4pm Sundays through Dec. 24 at the Paper Mill, 205 W. Chestnut St. 746-8574
    10:00am
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: Find out what takes place after the "horrible" Herdman kids storm Sunday school and take over the church's annual holiday show when The Best Christmas Pageant Ever continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday and 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 continue through Dec. 15. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Mama Won’t Fly: Watch what happens when a dutiful daughter tries to get her mother across the country in time for her wedding when Mama Won't Fly shows at 7:30pm Thursday, 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Dec. 22. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: 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
  • Home for the Holidays: Characters will take fantastical improvised journeys to reach their final holiday destinations at "Home for the Holidays: An Upfront Story" shows at 8pm and 10pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10-$12 and additional showings happen through December. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • The Nutcracker: Clara and the Nutcracker Prince will be on full display when Ballet Bellingham presents showings of The Nutcracker at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $20. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Dark of December Concerts: The Bellingham High School Jazz Band presents its 5th annual "Dark of December" Concert Series with 7pm shows Friday and Saturday at Unity Church of Bellingham, 1095 Telegraph Rd. The fundraising gigs will also include dessert bars and gift basket raffles. Entry is $5-$10. (360) 201-2719
    7:00pm
  • Coast Salish Winter Festival: Traditional artwork and unique handcrafted gifts will be sold by Lummi community members at the 3rd annual Coast Salish Winter Festival from 12-6pm Friday and Saturday at the Lummi Gateway Center, 4920 Rural Ave. The event continues Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 21. http://www.lummigatewaycenter.com
    12:00pm
  • Christmas Bazaar: Arts and crafts from more than 30 local artisans will be featured at the 7th annual Homemade Arts & Crafts Christmas Bazaar from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. A cookie walk, raffles, hourly door prizes and visits with Santa (Saturday only) will also be part of the festive fun. Entry is free. 332-8040
    9:00am
  • Holiday Book Sale: Find gifts galore at the Blaine Holiday Book Sale from 10am-6pm Friday and 10am-3pm Saturday at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • Festival of Trees: Sixteen beautifully decorated Christmas trees will be displayed for the public and presented for auction at the Winter Wonderland Walk from 11am-1pm Friday and 10am-1pm Saturday at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. A Gala Dinner & Auction happens from 6:30-9:30pm Saturday night. Tickets are $50 for the gala; entry to peruse the trees beforehand is by donation. http://www.healthsupportcenter.org
    11:00am
  • The Nutcracker: Skagit Valley Academy of Dance presents its rendition of the holiday classic The Nutcracker at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $20-$37. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Pacific Arts Holiday Festival: The 17th annual Pacific Arts Holiday Market begins this weekend from 10am-6pm in downtown Bellingham at 114 W. Holly St. The event—which features a bevy of artists and crafters selling their wares onsite—continues Dec. 13-15 and 20-22. Entry is free. http://www.pacificartsmarket.com
    10:00am
  • Christmas on the Farm: Members of the Whatcom Art Guild and other local artists and vendors will show and sell their wares all weekend as part of the "Christmas on the Farm Market" happening from 2-6pm Friday through Sunday at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. An artist reception happens from 2-4pm Saturday, and will feature live music by the Prozac Mountain Boys. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    2:00pm
  • Book Sale: Find old favorites, hot picks and loads of seasonal fiction and nonfiction at an annual Holiday Open House, Book Sale and Gift Bazaar from 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday, and 1-5pm Sunday, at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • Holiday Port Festival: Experience the sounds and the sights of the holiday season at the annual Holiday Port Festival from 12-8pm Friday, 11am-5:30pm Saturday, and 11am-5pm Sunday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. In addition to visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, there'll be performances by 33 local bands, orchestras, choirs and dance groups, a gingerbread contest, art activities and much more. Entry is free. http://www.portofbellingham.com
    12:00pm
  • Olde Fashioned Christmas: Horse-drawn wagon rides, decorated and themed log cabins, holiday displays, craft-making, games, live music, refreshments, visits with draft horses and more will be part of the 21st annual Olde Fashioned Christmas from 5-9pm Friday, 1-9pm Saturday, and 1-4pm Sunday at Ferndale's Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. Entry to the 1800s village is $3 for kids and $4 for adults. http://www.ferndaleheritagesociety.com
    5:00pm
  • Staff Favorites: Get surprised by the menu at a "Gretchen's Staff Favorites" course from 12-1:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Be prepared to go home with recipes. Cost is $20. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    12:00pm
  • Holiday Faire: Live music, warm soup and treats, goods by local artisans, a puppet play, visits with the Snow Queen in her crystal cave, hands-on crafts and and more will be part of the annual Holiday Faire happening from 10am-4pm at Whatcom Hills Waldorf School, 941 Austin St. Entry is free; activities and craft workshops are $1-$4. http://www.whws.org
    1:32pm
  • 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
  • Good Earth Opening: An opening reception for Linda Hughes' "Variations on a Theme" takes place from 5-8pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. The works show through December. http://www.goodearthpots.com
    5:00pm
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony: As a precursor to tonight's downtown Art Walk, attend a tree-lighting ceremony at 5:30pm at Bellingham's Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. There'll also be a visit from Santa, holiday carolers, refreshments and more. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    5:30pm
  • Supherhero Lighted Bike Parade: Don a cape and decorate your bike with extra lights when Everybody Bike hosts a Superhero Lighted Bike Parade starting at 6pm at the Bellingham Public Market, 1530 Cornwall Ave. Participants will ride to the Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Depot Market Square, and can also take part in Art Walk activities following the free event. http://www.everybodybike.com
    6:00pm
  • An Evening of Music: The Sehome High School Jazz Band, the Protea String quartet and an interactive performance by Rumba Northwest will be part of "An Evening of Music" from 6-9pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Entry is free. 778-7188
    6:00pm
  • Gallery Walk: Peruse a variety of galleries and businesses at the monthly Gallery Walk happening from 6-9pm throughout downtown Anacortes. Entry is free. http://www.anacortesart.com
    6:00pm
  • Art Walk: The monthly Art Walk takes place from 6-10pm throughout Downtown Bellingham. Participants include the Mount Bakery, Oyster Bar, Honey Salon, Bay Street Village, Whatcom Museum, Allied Arts, Studio UFO, Waterfront Artist Studio Collective, and many more. Entry is free. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Legends of the Blues: Little Bill and the Bluenotes, Alice Stuart, Nick Vigarino, and Lee Oskar will be among the musical masters taking part in a "Legends of the Blues" concerts starting at 7pm at Arlington's Byrnes Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15. http://www.byrnesperformingarts.org
    7:00pm
  • Rail Trail Walking Guide: Karl Kleeman and Bill Rink of the Bellingham Railway Museum will share tips from the Rail Trail Walking Guide: Fairhaven to Bellingham at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The guide includes 27 maps and 60 historic pictures focusing on the trail from Amtrak Station in Fairhaven to the old Trolley Power Station on Railroad Ave. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Pleasures of Pan: As part of a Candlelight Concerts series, attend a "Pleasures of Pan" concert with flutist Jeffrey Cohan, pianist Mark Salman, and violist Roxanna Patterson at 7:30pm in Mount Vernon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 415 S. 18th St. Suggested donation is $15-$20. http://www.candlelightseattle.org
    7:30pm
  • Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Northwest Washington Theatre group presents the Tony-nominated Broadway music revue known as Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at the auditorium at Meridian High School, 194 W. Laurel Rd. Tickets are $12-$15. http://www.nwtg.org
    7:30pm
  • Cabaret Wonderland: The cabaret and burlesque variety dance group known as the Provocateurs present a seasonally focused "Cabaret Wonderland" performance at 8pm at Mount Vernon's First Street Cabaret & Speakeasy, 612 S. 1st St. Tickets are $7. http://www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com
    8:00pm

Saturday, December 7, 2013 (60 events)

  • Willy Wonka: Who will end up with the golden ticket? Find out when the Theatre Arts Guild concludes its showings of Willy Wonka this week with 7:30pm performances Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $10-$24. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Winter Book Sale: Friends of the Bellingham Public Library will host a Winter Book Sale from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Saturday at the library's headquarters at 210 Central Ave. P.S. The books get cheaper by the day, culminating with a $4-per-bag sale Saturday. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • The Monologue Project 8: In conjunction with Fairhaven Middle School students, Western Washington University's Department of Theatre and Dance will present "Monologue Project 8" at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The collaboration includes performances of monologues written by the high school students—some of which are performed by them, others by WWU actors. Tickets are $5-$8. http://www.wwu.edu/theatre
    7:30pm
  • Fall Into Dance: Students will share their talents at the annual "Fall Into Dance" performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The event features, and celebrates, a broad range of contemporary dance. Tickets are $8-$12. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Inspecting Carol: Get a behind-the-scenes look at a struggling theater's annual slapdash production of A Christmas Carol when Inspecting Carol continues this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $12-$14, and additional showings of the holiday comedy continue through Dec. 15. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Handmade Bazaar: Letterpress cards and journals, furniture made from salvaged wood, stuffed animals, Washington State honey, and much more will be available at the 6th annual Holiday Handmade Bazaar happening from 10am-6pm Mon-.Sat. and 12-4pm Sundays through Dec. 24 at the Paper Mill, 205 W. Chestnut St. 746-8574
    10:00am
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: Find out what takes place after the "horrible" Herdman kids storm Sunday school and take over the church's annual holiday show when The Best Christmas Pageant Ever continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday and 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 continue through Dec. 15. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Mama Won’t Fly: Watch what happens when a dutiful daughter tries to get her mother across the country in time for her wedding when Mama Won't Fly shows at 7:30pm Thursday, 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through Dec. 22. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Festival of the Arts: 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
  • Home for the Holidays: Characters will take fantastical improvised journeys to reach their final holiday destinations at "Home for the Holidays: An Upfront Story" shows at 8pm and 10pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10-$12 and additional showings happen through December. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • The Nutcracker: Clara and the Nutcracker Prince will be on full display when Ballet Bellingham presents showings of The Nutcracker at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $20. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Dark of December Concerts: The Bellingham High School Jazz Band presents its 5th annual "Dark of December" Concert Series with 7pm shows Friday and Saturday at Unity Church of Bellingham, 1095 Telegraph Rd. The fundraising gigs will also include dessert bars and gift basket raffles. Entry is $5-$10. (360) 201-2719
    7:00pm
  • Coast Salish Winter Festival: Traditional artwork and unique handcrafted gifts will be sold by Lummi community members at the 3rd annual Coast Salish Winter Festival from 12-6pm Friday and Saturday at the Lummi Gateway Center, 4920 Rural Ave. The event continues Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 21. http://www.lummigatewaycenter.com
    12:00pm
  • Christmas Bazaar: Arts and crafts from more than 30 local artisans will be featured at the 7th annual Homemade Arts & Crafts Christmas Bazaar from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. A cookie walk, raffles, hourly door prizes and visits with Santa (Saturday only) will also be part of the festive fun. Entry is free. 332-8040
    9:00am
  • Holiday Book Sale: Find gifts galore at the Blaine Holiday Book Sale from 10am-6pm Friday and 10am-3pm Saturday at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • Festival of Trees: Sixteen beautifully decorated Christmas trees will be displayed for the public and presented for auction at the Winter Wonderland Walk from 11am-1pm Friday and 10am-1pm Saturday at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. A Gala Dinner & Auction happens from 6:30-9:30pm Saturday night. Tickets are $50 for the gala; entry to peruse the trees beforehand is by donation. http://www.healthsupportcenter.org
    11:00am
  • The Nutcracker: Skagit Valley Academy of Dance presents its rendition of the holiday classic The Nutcracker at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $20-$37. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Pacific Arts Holiday Festival: The 17th annual Pacific Arts Holiday Market begins this weekend from 10am-6pm in downtown Bellingham at 114 W. Holly St. The event—which features a bevy of artists and crafters selling their wares onsite—continues Dec. 13-15 and 20-22. Entry is free. http://www.pacificartsmarket.com
    10:00am
  • Christmas on the Farm: Members of the Whatcom Art Guild and other local artists and vendors will show and sell their wares all weekend as part of the "Christmas on the Farm Market" happening from 2-6pm Friday through Sunday at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. An artist reception happens from 2-4pm Saturday, and will feature live music by the Prozac Mountain Boys. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    2:00pm
  • Book Sale: Find old favorites, hot picks and loads of seasonal fiction and nonfiction at an annual Holiday Open House, Book Sale and Gift Bazaar from 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday, and 1-5pm Sunday, at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • Holiday Port Festival: Experience the sounds and the sights of the holiday season at the annual Holiday Port Festival from 12-8pm Friday, 11am-5:30pm Saturday, and 11am-5pm Sunday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. In addition to visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, there'll be performances by 33 local bands, orchestras, choirs and dance groups, a gingerbread contest, art activities and much more. Entry is free. http://www.portofbellingham.com
    12:00pm
  • Olde Fashioned Christmas: Horse-drawn wagon rides, decorated and themed log cabins, holiday displays, craft-making, games, live music, refreshments, visits with draft horses and more will be part of the 21st annual Olde Fashioned Christmas from 5-9pm Friday, 1-9pm Saturday, and 1-4pm Sunday at Ferndale's Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. Entry to the 1800s village is $3 for kids and $4 for adults. http://www.ferndaleheritagesociety.com
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Make It and Take It: Create a European-style wreath at a "Make It and Take It" Workshop starting at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Workshop fee is $35. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Santa Run: North Whatcom Fire and Rescue firefighters and fire trucks will escort Santa through Blaine from 9am-1pm to collect new toys, coats, clothing and books for children in need. At each scheduled stop, community members will have opportunities to visit and take pictures with Santa. http://www.nwfrs.net
    9:00am
  • Holiday Faire: An annual art show will be part of an annual Holiday Faire from 9am-3pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Food, a silent auction, a raffle and more will be part of the festivities. 733-2890
    9:00am
  • Holiday Craft Market: Handmade crafts by local artisans, baked goods, live music, family photo sessions and more will be part of a Holiday Craft Market from 9am-6pm at Ferndale's Pioneer Meadows Montessori, 2377 Douglas Rd. http://www.montessoricraftmarket.com
    9:00am
  • Girls on the Run 5K: Help raise funds for a group that uses the power of running to build girls' self-esteem by signing up for today's "Girls on the Run 5K" starting at 9:30am at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. Entry is $15. http://www.whatcomymca.org
    9:30am
  • Fairhaven Frosty: The Greater Bellingham Running Club will host the annual "Fairhaven Frosty" 5K and 10K starting at 10am at Fairhaven Park. Entry is $5-$10. http://www.gbrc.net
    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
  • Christmas Crafts: Locally handmade crafts and cookies will be up for sale at a Christmas Craft Fair from 10am-3pm at the Ferndale Senior Activity Center, 1999 Cherry St. 384-6244
    10:00am
  • Glass Art Open House: Attend a Holiday Open House from 10am-4pm at Morrison Glass Art, 2111 Lincoln St. Live glassblowing demos will take place throughout the day, and attendees can also view works at the Green Frog Glass Store. http://www.morrisonglassart.com
    10:00am
  • Holiday Craft Fair: The 6th annual Holiday Craft Fair takes place from 10am-4pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, Gate 2. Entry is free. http://www.suddenvalley.com
    10:00am
  • Saturdays on Ice: An "Expeditions! Exploring Ice" Family Activity Day, docent tours, a "Cool Talks: Emperors of Ice" talk with author Richard Farr, and a "Vanishing Ice" Speaker Series presentation with artist Anna McKee and geochemist Eric Steig will be part of the monthly "Saturdays on Ice: Ice Matters" event from 10am-4pm on the Whatcom Museum campus. Entry is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    10:00am
  • Holiday Harbor Lights Festival: Free horse-drawn carriage rides, a Holiday Lights Obstacle Dash, karaoke and caroling, band and choir concerts, a community tree lighting, book sales, a Holiday Art Market, a boat parade and more will be part of the Blaine Holiday Harbor Lights Festival happening throughout the day throughout Blaine. Entry is free. http://www.blaineholidayharborlights.com
    10:00am
  • Santa in Bellingham: The guy in red will be onsite at 11am to sign copies of Santa is Coming to Bellingham at Village Books, 1200 11th St. He'll be back again Sat., Dec. 14. http://www.villagebooks.com
    11:00am
  • Artisan Showcase: Local artisans will demonstrate and sell their artwork—everything from ceramics to jewelry, fiber arts, woodwork, glass art, paintings and more—at an Artisan Showcase and Holiday Sale from 11am-6pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    11:00am
  • Festive Fairhaven: From 12-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 21, head to historic Fairhaven for free horse-drawn carriage rides and visits with Santa at the Fairhaven Village Inn, 1200 10th St. ww.fairhaven.com
    12:00pm
  • Grinch Photos: Kids can get their pics taken with the grumpy guy in green at "Photos with the Grinch" from 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The event continues weekends through Dec. 15. Photos are $10; proceeds benefit Blue Skies Children. http://www.villagebooks.com
    12:00pm
  • Miser Auditions: Stone Town Theatre Works will hold auditions for upcoming performances of Moliere's The Miser starting at 1pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Seasoned, energetic performers who are comfortable with heightened language as well as physical comedy should take note. 306-1552 or http://www.stonetowntheatreworks.com
    1:00pm
  • Holiday Cookies Class: "Fanciful Holiday Cookies" will be the focus at a class with Karina Davidson from 1-4pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    1:00pm
  • Holiday Tea: Coffee, tea, punch and treats made by area bakers will be part of the Friends of the Deming Library's annual Holiday Tea from 1-5pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Live music and storytelling will also be part of the fun, as will a craft sale. Entry is free. 305-3600
    1:00pm
  • Traditional Jazz: The Crescent City Shakers will perform during the Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society’s monthly concert and dance from 2-5pm at the VFW Hall, 625 N. State St. Entry is $6-$12. 734-2973 or http://www.btjs.webs.com
    2:00pm
  • Holiday Lights Dash: As part of Blaine's Holiday Harbor Lights festival, sign up for a "Holiday Lights" Obstacle Dash starting at 2:30pm at the town's H Street Plaza. The 1.5-mile obstacle course will include challenges such as the Limbo Luge, and Abominable Snowman Crawl, and more. Entry is $7-$16. http://www.blaineholidayharborlights.com
    2:30pm
  • Christmas with the Bellingham Chamber Chorale: The Bellingham Chamber Chorale presents its annual "Christmas with the BCC" concert at 3pm at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. The program will feature Loyd Pfautsch's "Day for Dancing," three Christmas spirituals and other seasonal classics. Tickets are $5-$20. http://www.bccsings.org
    3:00pm
  • BUG Jam: The Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) will host a monthly jam and holiday party from 3-5pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. Please bring finger food to share, and join the ukulele revolution. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    3:00pm
  • Bellwether Tree Lighting: Holiday carolers, pictures with Santa, complimentary hot cider and a canned food drive will be part of a Holiday Tree Lighting event from 4-6pm at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. http://www.hotelbellwether.com
    4:00pm
  • Lighted Boat Parades: As part of various holiday festivals happening in Whatcom and Skagit counties, view Lighted Boat Parades happening from 4-9pm at the Bellingham Yacht Club and Bellingham Bay, 6pm at Blaine's Drayton Harbor, and 6pm at La Conner's Swinomish Channel. http://www.byc.org or www.blaineholidayharborlights.com
    4:00pm
  • Objectification 6 Opening: An opening reception for "Objectification 6" takes place from 5-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The three-dimensional art invitational features work by more than 20 local and regional artists. Because the work can be purchased and taken out of the gallery, the show will morph through Dec. 30. http://www.smithandvallee.com
    5:00pm
  • Line Dancing Classes: Western Line Dancing classes are offered at 6pm (beginners) and 7pm (intermediates) every Friday night at Lynden’s Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is needed. Cost is $5 per class. 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Lynden Christmas Parade: The 23rd annual Lighted Christmas Parade begins at 6pm in downtown Lynden at the Fairway Center and will travel along Front Street. In addition to the festively decorated trucks, cars, floats, wagons and farm equipment, there'll be decorated storefronts, caroling and more. http://www.lynden.org
    6:00pm
  • The Nutcracker: A cast of nearly 100 dancers will bring Fidalgo Dance Works' iteration of The Nutcracker to the stage at 7pm Saturday and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall, 1600 20th St. Tickets are $17. http://www.fidalgodanceworks.org
    7:00pm
  • The Walrus: The longtime classic rock cover band known as the Walrus will perform at a benefit dance party from 7-10pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Tickets are $15-$20; proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels and the Whatcom Senior Nutrition Program. 733-4030
    7:00pm
  • The Nutcracker: Northwest Ballet Theater premieres its annual performance of The Nutcracker at 7:30pm at Nooksack High School, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Additional showings of the seasonal favorite happen Dec. 14 at the Mount Baker Theatre and Dec. 21 at McIntyre Hall. http://www.northwestballet.org
    7:30pm
  • Swingin’ Christmas Carols: The Swing Connection Big Band presents its 6th annual "Swingin' the Christmas Carols and Other Seasonal Songs" concert at 7:30pm at the First Baptist Church of Bellingham, 110 Flora St. Admission is by donation. http://www.swingconnection.org
    7:30pm
  • Motherlode: The four women of Motherlode will reunite for the first time in years for a fundraising concert at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Fairhaven College Auditorium. Tickets to see the folk musicians are $12-$18; funds raised benefit a scholarship that helps students who are the first generation in their families to go to college. http://www.motherlodemusic.com
    7:30pm
  • The Coats Holiday Show: The internationally acclaimed a cappella group, the Coats, will present a Holiday Show at 7:30pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The show will also include opening performances by all three local high school small advanced choirs. Tickets are $15-$20. 676-6575 or http://www.thecoats.net
    7:30pm
  • Cantabile of Skagit Concerts: "Winter's Rose" will be the theme of Cantabile of Skagit Valley's holiday concerts at 7:30pm Saturday in Anacortes at the United Methodist Church (2201 H Ave.), and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 415 S. 18th St. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.cantabileofskagitvalley.org
    7:30pm
  • Aerial Showcase: The Bellingham Circus Guild presents its second annual "Aerial Showcase" at 8pm at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. The event—which will feature work on the silks, rope, trapeze, rings and cloud—will include performances by past and present BCG members who will highlight pieces they've fallen in love with over the past year. Suggested donation is $10 at the door. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    8:00pm
  • 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 concludes Sat., Dec. 14—features teams of actors, playwrights and directors presenting short plays each week. A team is voted off at the end of each night, making the competition more fierce. Tickets are $10. 201-5464 or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm

 

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