Week of Sunday, February 23, 2014
(101 events)

Sunday, February 23, 2014 (11 events)

  • Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival: View a variety of short works when the fifth annual Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival continues with performances at 7pm nightly through Sat., March 1 (except Sun., Feb. 23) at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. For a full listing of the 12 original, locally produced plays that will show in repertory throughout the run, peruse the guild's website. Individual show tickets are $4, and festival passes are available for $10. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: Environmental justice, issues of gender equality and cultural rights, peaceful resolution of conflict and sensible alternatives to corporatism will be some of the themes on display at the 14th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival happening Feb. 20 through March 1 at a variety of venues, including Bellingham High School, Fairhaven College, Deming Library, BTC, Northwest Indian College, Whatcom Community College, and more. All events are free and open to the public. http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    10:00am
  • White Christmas: Lynden High School Performing Arts heads back to the 1950s with performances of Irving Berlin's White Christmas at 7pm Friday and Saturday and 4pm Sunday at the school's Judson Auditorium, 516 Main St. Tickets are $9-$10.50. Additional showings of the merry musical happen Feb. 27-March 1. 354-4401 or http://www.lynden.wednet.edu
    7:00pm
  • The 39 Steps: The MBT's Winter Repertory Theatre series presents the comic whodunit known as The 39 Steps, which continues this week at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm Saturday and Sunday, and 7:30pm the following Tuesday through Thursday at the venue's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $12.50-$25; additional showings happen through March 2. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Winter Festival: "A Fascination for Hellebores" will be the focus of the eighth annual Winter Festival happening Saturday and Sunday in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. At 11am Saturday, award-winning garden designer Riz Reyes will lead "Hellebores: A Primer for Gardeners and Floral Designers" presentation. Reservations for the talk are required. Entry is free. http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
    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
  • 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
  • Skagit Wedding Show: Connect with highly qualified bridal vendors in a variety of categories at the Skagit Wedding Show happening from 11am-4pm in Anacortes at the Swinomish Casino Lodge, 12885 Casino Dr. Guests can also enjoy viewing the latest trends in the wedding industry as well as enter drawings for prizes. Entry is $10. http://www.skagitweddingshow.com
    11:00am
  • McNulty on Wolves: Poet, essayist and nature writer Tim McNulty will focus on "Wolves Across the Water" at a presentation at 3pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. The free talk will focus on wolf recovery in Olympic National Park and the history, biology and politics surrounding the animals. http://www.defenders.org
    3:00pm
  • Bayshore Symphony: A "Mostly Mozart" concert will be presented by the Bayshore Symphony at a 3pm concert at Bellingham's Central Lutheran Church, 925 N. Forest St. Suggested donation is $10. http://www.bayshoremusicproject.com
    3:00pm
  • Disheveled Poetry: Award-winning poet Andrea Carter Brown reads selections from her new collection, The Disheveled Bed, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    4:00pm

Monday, February 24, 2014 (8 events)

  • Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival: View a variety of short works when the fifth annual Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival continues with performances at 7pm nightly through Sat., March 1 (except Sun., Feb. 23) at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. For a full listing of the 12 original, locally produced plays that will show in repertory throughout the run, peruse the guild's website. Individual show tickets are $4, and festival passes are available for $10. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: Environmental justice, issues of gender equality and cultural rights, peaceful resolution of conflict and sensible alternatives to corporatism will be some of the themes on display at the 14th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival happening Feb. 20 through March 1 at a variety of venues, including Bellingham High School, Fairhaven College, Deming Library, BTC, Northwest Indian College, Whatcom Community College, and more. All events are free and open to the public. http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    10:00am
  • The 39 Steps: The MBT's Winter Repertory Theatre series presents the comic whodunit known as The 39 Steps, which continues this week at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm Saturday and Sunday, and 7:30pm the following Tuesday through Thursday at the venue's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $12.50-$25; additional showings happen through March 2. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Knife Skills: Mataio Gillis leads a "Knife Skills" course at 5:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Beginners will learn fundamental skills, including safety, knife mechanics and maintenance, and classical cutting techniques. Entry is $48. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    5:30pm
  • Winter Camping Basics: Find out how to plan, what you need to stay warm and what to expect when setting up camp and during your overnight at a "Winter Camping Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free workshop. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Knife Skills: Seattle-based sharpening master Albert Edmonds and Chef Andy Nguyen will focus on "Knife Skills" at a hands-on class starting at 6:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Among other things, students will learn the proper way to sharpen, care, and use these essential tools of the kitchen. Entry is $40 and includes a communal meal. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Cheryl Strayed Signing: As a culmination to the six-week countywide reading and discussion program known as Whatcom Reads!, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail author Cheryl Strayed will talk about her work at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Village Books will have Strayed's books available for purchase at the event, and the author will be on hand after the event to sign copies. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.whatcomreads.org or www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Open Mic: Share stories, poems and essays at the monthly Open Mic at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Local writer and teacher Laurel Leigh will emcee, and those who want to take part can sign up at the main counter or by calling in advance. 671-2626
    7:00pm

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 (9 events)

  • Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival: View a variety of short works when the fifth annual Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival continues with performances at 7pm nightly through Sat., March 1 (except Sun., Feb. 23) at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. For a full listing of the 12 original, locally produced plays that will show in repertory throughout the run, peruse the guild's website. Individual show tickets are $4, and festival passes are available for $10. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: Environmental justice, issues of gender equality and cultural rights, peaceful resolution of conflict and sensible alternatives to corporatism will be some of the themes on display at the 14th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival happening Feb. 20 through March 1 at a variety of venues, including Bellingham High School, Fairhaven College, Deming Library, BTC, Northwest Indian College, Whatcom Community College, and more. All events are free and open to the public. http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    10:00am
  • The 39 Steps: The MBT's Winter Repertory Theatre series presents the comic whodunit known as The 39 Steps, which continues this week at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm Saturday and Sunday, and 7:30pm the following Tuesday through Thursday at the venue's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $12.50-$25; additional showings happen through March 2. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Cheryl Strayed Interview: If you missed her Monday appearance at the Mount Baker Theatre, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail author Cheryl Strayed will be on hand to be interviewed by Susanne Paola Antonetta at 10am at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. The free event is the culmination of Whatcom Reads. No tickets are required. http://www.whatcomreads.org
    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
  • Mexican Kitchen: Ana Jackson leads "The Mexican Kitchen: Slow-Cooking Fiesta" from 6-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Puerco verde, traditional Mexican barbacoa and more will be on the roster. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Vanishing Ice Reading: As part of Whatcom Museum's "Vanishing Ice" exhibit, join Bellingham Reads to discuss Henry Pollack's A World Without Ice at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. New members are welcome. 778-7323
    6:30pm
  • Poetry Anniversary: Co-writing couple Chas Hoppe and Joshua Young will mark the first anniversary of their collection, The Diegesis, with a 7pm reading at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Daniel Scott Parker will also share his work. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour: The Free: A Novel author Willy Vlautin will be the featured author at live taping of the monthly Chuckanut Radio Hour at 7pm at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theater. Vlautin will also be the musical guest at tonight's show, which will include an essay by Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes and poetry by Kevin Murphy. Entry is $5. 671-2626
    7:00pm

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 (16 events)

  • Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival: View a variety of short works when the fifth annual Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival continues with performances at 7pm nightly through Sat., March 1 (except Sun., Feb. 23) at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. For a full listing of the 12 original, locally produced plays that will show in repertory throughout the run, peruse the guild's website. Individual show tickets are $4, and festival passes are available for $10. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: Environmental justice, issues of gender equality and cultural rights, peaceful resolution of conflict and sensible alternatives to corporatism will be some of the themes on display at the 14th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival happening Feb. 20 through March 1 at a variety of venues, including Bellingham High School, Fairhaven College, Deming Library, BTC, Northwest Indian College, Whatcom Community College, and more. All events are free and open to the public. http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    10:00am
  • Vagina Memoirs: Learn more about themes, topics and experiences related to people with marginalized gender identities at free showings of The Vagina Memoirs Wednesday through Saturday at 7pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. The performances are presented by those who've spent three months meeting and discussing the issues, and writing about their personal experiences. http://www.as.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • The 39 Steps: The MBT's Winter Repertory Theatre series presents the comic whodunit known as The 39 Steps, which continues this week at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm Saturday and Sunday, and 7:30pm the following Tuesday through Thursday at the venue's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $12.50-$25; additional showings happen through March 2. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Tides and Currents: Small-craft boaters can learn the process of how to plan trips to take advantage of tidal flow and local currents at a "Basic Tides and Currents" class from 6-8pm at Bellingham's Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Entry is $40. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    6:00pm
  • Mardi Gras Flavors: Chef Jesse Otero pays tribute to New Orleans at a "Flavors of Mardi Gras" class from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39, plus an optional $7 for wine. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Curry Pastes: Chef Mary Ellen Carter focuses on "Flavorful Southeast Asian Curry Pastes" at a 6:30pm class in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Chef Carter will also teach students how to balance vibrant herbs and spices to to brighten the flavors of winter veggies, soups and stews. Cost is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Tropic of Chaos: Christian Parenti draws on his 2011 book, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence, at a 7pm discussion at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Parenti will also discuss his recent travels in the Global South, and focus on the intersection between war and climate change—and what can be done about it. Entry is free. http://www.re-sources.org
    7:00pm
  • Healthcare Talk: Join United for National Healthcare for a "Communication for Activists" talk with Fuse Washington's Sandra VanderVen at 7pm at St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. http://www.unitedforhealthcare.org
    7:00pm
  • Poetry with Parishes: Former Bellingham resident Adrian Koesters shares selections from her new collection of poetry, Many Parishes, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    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
  • Jamie Laval: Traditional music from Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, and Quebec can be heard when virtuoso fiddler and storyteller Jamie Laval performs at 7:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Entry is $12-$20. 384-5117 or http://www.jamielaval.com
    7:30pm
  • Ani DiFranco: Contemporary folk singer, activist and acclaimed performer Ani DiFranco makes her way to Bellingham for a 7:30pm show at the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets to see the ever-evolving performer—who's likely to add soul, funk, jazz, electronic music, spoken word and more to her show—are $25-$35. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • WWU Symphonic Band: Eighty-plus players from Western Washington University's Symphonic band will perform selections from a wide range of musical eras from the 16th and 17th centuries at 8pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-7640
    8:00pm

Thursday, February 27, 2014 (23 events)

  • Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival: View a variety of short works when the fifth annual Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival continues with performances at 7pm nightly through Sat., March 1 (except Sun., Feb. 23) at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. For a full listing of the 12 original, locally produced plays that will show in repertory throughout the run, peruse the guild's website. Individual show tickets are $4, and festival passes are available for $10. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: Environmental justice, issues of gender equality and cultural rights, peaceful resolution of conflict and sensible alternatives to corporatism will be some of the themes on display at the 14th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival happening Feb. 20 through March 1 at a variety of venues, including Bellingham High School, Fairhaven College, Deming Library, BTC, Northwest Indian College, Whatcom Community College, and more. All events are free and open to the public. http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    10:00am
  • Vagina Memoirs: Learn more about themes, topics and experiences related to people with marginalized gender identities at free showings of The Vagina Memoirs Wednesday through Saturday at 7pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. The performances are presented by those who've spent three months meeting and discussing the issues, and writing about their personal experiences. http://www.as.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • The 39 Steps: The MBT's Winter Repertory Theatre series presents the comic whodunit known as The 39 Steps, which continues this week at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm Saturday and Sunday, and 7:30pm the following Tuesday through Thursday at the venue's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $12.50-$25; additional showings happen through March 2. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • White Christmas: Lynden High School Performing Arts heads back to the 1950s with performances of Irving Berlin's White Christmas at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the school's Judson Auditorium, 516 Main St. Tickets are $9-$10.50. 354-4401 or http://www.lynden.wednet.edu
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival: The annual Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival continues with performances at 7pm nightly through Saturday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. For a full listing of the 12 original, locally produced plays that will show in repertory throughout the run, peruse the guild's website. Individual show tickets are $4, and festival passes are available for $10. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • The Man Who Was Thursday: Glenn Hergenhahn's adaptation of mystery novelist G.K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday continues this weekend with 8pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play follows the investigation of a detective who infiltrates a secret group of anarchists. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Bingo, the Winning Musical: Friendship and number-calling will both be part of performances of Bingo, the Winning Musical starting this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Lynden's Claire Vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets for the "splashy, zippy, outrageously funny new musical" are $8-$12. Additional showings happen through March 16. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Thomas Wood Reception: An opening reception for Bellingham painter and printer Thomas Wood's "Under the Inspiration Tree" takes place from 5-7pm at Fairhaven's Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St. The exhibit is a collection of imaginary landscapes filled with fantastic creatures and curious plants emerging in an abundance of color and form. See it through March 22. http://www.luciadouglas.com
    5:00pm
  • Cheryl Hodge: Listen to the jazz sounds of Cheryl Hodge at a free concert from 5:30-7:30pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    5:30pm
  • Incognito Dinner: Reserve a seat for the monthly dinner series known as Incognito, which begins at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. The six-course-or-more meal features seasonal surprises, and gives diners the opportunity to meet and converse with a variety of people. Entry is $65 per person, and beer and wine will be available for an additional price. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:00pm
  • International Night: Performances, dancing, live music and food from around the world will be part of an International Night gathering happening from 6-9:30pm at Whatcom Community College's Syre Center, 238 W. Kellogg Rd. Entry is free. 383-3244
    6:00pm
  • Armchair Author: Armchair ePublishing owner and author Karla Locke shares her expertise at a "Blogging: Are You Doing It Right?" presentation hosted by the Skagit Valley Writers League from 6:30-8:30pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Make reservations in advance for the free event. http://www.skagitwriters.org
    6:30pm
  • Backyard Beans: "Growing Your Own Backyard Beans and Grains" will be the focus at a class with Krista Rome from 6:30-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Variety selection, planting, maintenance, harvest, threshing, storage, and cooking methods will be discussed. Entry is $5. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:30pm
  • Tastes of Peru: Chef Robert Fong leads a "Tastes of Peru" primer from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39; an $8 wine option is payable at class. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Pulitzer Poet: As part of WWU Reads, attend "An Evening with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet W.S. Merwin" at 7pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets to hear the poet, translator and environmental activist read from and discuss his works are $5-$10. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • The 39 Steps: The MBT's Winter Repertory Theatre series presents the comic whodunit known as The 39 Steps, which ends its run this week with performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, and 3pm Saturday and Sunday, at the venue's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    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
  • Judy Fjell: Singer and songwriter Judy Fjell makes an appearance in Bellingham at a 7:30pm concert at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. She'll be joined by Crystal Reeves on violins, vocals and mandolin. Entry is $15-$25. http://www.judyfjell.com
    7:30pm
  • War Horse: View a big-screen performance of the London National Theatre's Live's broadcast of their original stage production of War Horse at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $11-$15. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Wind Symphony: Contemporary and traditional music will both be on the bill at a free concert by Western Washington University's Wind Symphony at 8pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. 650-7640
    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, February 28, 2014 (18 events)

  • Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival: View a variety of short works when the fifth annual Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival continues with performances at 7pm nightly through Sat., March 1 (except Sun., Feb. 23) at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. For a full listing of the 12 original, locally produced plays that will show in repertory throughout the run, peruse the guild's website. Individual show tickets are $4, and festival passes are available for $10. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: Environmental justice, issues of gender equality and cultural rights, peaceful resolution of conflict and sensible alternatives to corporatism will be some of the themes on display at the 14th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival happening Feb. 20 through March 1 at a variety of venues, including Bellingham High School, Fairhaven College, Deming Library, BTC, Northwest Indian College, Whatcom Community College, and more. All events are free and open to the public. http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    10:00am
  • Vagina Memoirs: Learn more about themes, topics and experiences related to people with marginalized gender identities at free showings of The Vagina Memoirs Wednesday through Saturday at 7pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. The performances are presented by those who've spent three months meeting and discussing the issues, and writing about their personal experiences. http://www.as.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • Space Trek: Watch the improvised sci-fi adventure show known as "Space Trek" for the final weekend at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to get onboard the USS Upfront are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • White Christmas: Lynden High School Performing Arts heads back to the 1950s with performances of Irving Berlin's White Christmas at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the school's Judson Auditorium, 516 Main St. Tickets are $9-$10.50. 354-4401 or http://www.lynden.wednet.edu
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival: The annual Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival continues with performances at 7pm nightly through Saturday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. For a full listing of the 12 original, locally produced plays that will show in repertory throughout the run, peruse the guild's website. Individual show tickets are $4, and festival passes are available for $10. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • The Man Who Was Thursday: Glenn Hergenhahn's adaptation of mystery novelist G.K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday continues this weekend with 8pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play follows the investigation of a detective who infiltrates a secret group of anarchists. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Bingo, the Winning Musical: Friendship and number-calling will both be part of performances of Bingo, the Winning Musical starting this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Lynden's Claire Vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets for the "splashy, zippy, outrageously funny new musical" are $8-$12. Additional showings happen through March 16. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Always Patsy Cline: Mount Vernon's Theater Arts Guild continues showings of Always...Patsy Cline with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Conway Muse, 18444 Main St. Expect music, humor and pathos at the show, which is based on the true story of Cline's friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Showings continue weekends through March 22. Tickets are $20. http://www.theaterartsguild.org
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Opera’s Die Fledermaus: Skagit Opera presents showings of the comedic opera known as Die Fledermaus starting this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College St. Tickets are $25-$59 and additional showings happen March 7 and 9. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Whatcom County Home & Garden Show: The 35th annual Whatcom County Home & Garden Show happens from 11am-9pm Friday, 10am-8pm Saturday, and 10am-4pm Sunday at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. In addition to the dozens of exhibitors who'll be showing and selling their wares, there'll be educational seminars, major prize giveaways, beer and wine tasting, cooking displays and more. Entry is $7-$8. http://www.biawc.com
    11:00am
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in February on the Interurban Trail. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • 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
  • Bad Dad: Local author Derek Munson will be on hand to share his new picture book, Bad Dad, at 6pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Kids can come dressed in the pajamas if they want, and be read for fun games and a few treats. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    6:00pm
  • Wine Socieal: Help raise funds for the Whatcom Humane Society at tonight's "Win an Instant Wine Cellar & Wine Social" gathering from 6:30-9pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Wine tastings, gourmet appetizers and a chance to win an instant wine cellar will be part of the fun. Tickets are $75, plus a bottle of wine (suggested retail $25). http://www.whatcomhumane.org
    6:30pm
  • Community Gospel Choir: "Give Me That Old-Time Religion" will be the theme of the Bellingham Community Gospel Choir's fifth annual Black History Concert at 7pm at Fountain Community Church, 2100 Broadway. Donations of sleeping bags, backpacks and new underwear for adults will benefit homeless citizens in Whatcom County. Cash donations are also appreciated. (360) 223-8098
    7:00pm
  • River Bed Poetry: Skagit poet and naturalist Andrea Weiser reads from her two new collections—River Bed and Thunder Blossom—at 7ppm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Weiser is a naturalist, archaeologist and author who derives inspiration from hiking, skiing, scrambling and kayaking the mountains, canyons, and rivers of the American west. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Poems on Ice: "Vanishing Ice, Vanishing Species, and Our Human Spirit: A Poet's Perspective and Poems" will be the focus of a reading and talk with poet Priscilla Long at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. The event will address how poetry, art and the sciences, together, can help keep us aware of who we are on this planet. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:00pm

Saturday, March 1, 2014 (35 events)

  • Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival: View a variety of short works when the fifth annual Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival continues with performances at 7pm nightly through Sat., March 1 (except Sun., Feb. 23) at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. For a full listing of the 12 original, locally produced plays that will show in repertory throughout the run, peruse the guild's website. Individual show tickets are $4, and festival passes are available for $10. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: Environmental justice, issues of gender equality and cultural rights, peaceful resolution of conflict and sensible alternatives to corporatism will be some of the themes on display at the 14th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival happening Feb. 20 through March 1 at a variety of venues, including Bellingham High School, Fairhaven College, Deming Library, BTC, Northwest Indian College, Whatcom Community College, and more. All events are free and open to the public. http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    10:00am
  • Vagina Memoirs: Learn more about themes, topics and experiences related to people with marginalized gender identities at free showings of The Vagina Memoirs Wednesday through Saturday at 7pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. The performances are presented by those who've spent three months meeting and discussing the issues, and writing about their personal experiences. http://www.as.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • Space Trek: Watch the improvised sci-fi adventure show known as "Space Trek" for the final weekend at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to get onboard the USS Upfront are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • White Christmas: Lynden High School Performing Arts heads back to the 1950s with performances of Irving Berlin's White Christmas at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at the school's Judson Auditorium, 516 Main St. Tickets are $9-$10.50. 354-4401 or http://www.lynden.wednet.edu
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival: The annual Bellingham One-Act Theatre Festival continues with performances at 7pm nightly through Saturday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. For a full listing of the 12 original, locally produced plays that will show in repertory throughout the run, peruse the guild's website. Individual show tickets are $4, and festival passes are available for $10. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • The Man Who Was Thursday: Glenn Hergenhahn's adaptation of mystery novelist G.K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday continues this weekend with 8pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play follows the investigation of a detective who infiltrates a secret group of anarchists. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Bingo, the Winning Musical: Friendship and number-calling will both be part of performances of Bingo, the Winning Musical starting this week at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Lynden's Claire Vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets for the "splashy, zippy, outrageously funny new musical" are $8-$12. Additional showings happen through March 16. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Always Patsy Cline: Mount Vernon's Theater Arts Guild continues showings of Always...Patsy Cline with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Conway Muse, 18444 Main St. Expect music, humor and pathos at the show, which is based on the true story of Cline's friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Showings continue weekends through March 22. Tickets are $20. http://www.theaterartsguild.org
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Opera’s Die Fledermaus: Skagit Opera presents showings of the comedic opera known as Die Fledermaus starting this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College St. Tickets are $25-$59 and additional showings happen March 7 and 9. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Whatcom County Home & Garden Show: The 35th annual Whatcom County Home & Garden Show happens from 11am-9pm Friday, 10am-8pm Saturday, and 10am-4pm Sunday at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. In addition to the dozens of exhibitors who'll be showing and selling their wares, there'll be educational seminars, major prize giveaways, beer and wine tasting, cooking displays and more. Entry is $7-$8. http://www.biawc.com
    11:00am
  • Orchid Society Show & Sale: The Mt. Baker Orchid Society hosts its annual Show and Sale from 9am-5pm Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Skagit Valley Gardens, 18923 Peter Johnson Rd. In addition to orchid displays and judging, there'll be member and commercial orchid sales, and orchid repotting services will be available by donation. Entry is free. (360) 647-1752 or http://www.orchid-society.net/mt-baker
    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
  • Children’s Literature Conference: Jennifer Holm, Nic Bishop, Steve Sheinkin, and Laura Vaccaro Seeger will be among the authors sharing their words and wisdom at the 11th annual Children's Literature Conference happening from 8am-4pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Book sales, autographing, a question-and-answer panel and more will be part of the day's activities. Entry is $125. http://www.wwuclc.com
    8:00am
  • Winter Field Day: Grafting and mason bee workshops, pruning demos, presentations on a variety of fruit-related topics, fruit display garden tours, and rootstock, scion wood and grafting sales will be part of Winter Field Day from 8:30am-3:30pm at Mount Vernon's WSU NW Washington Research and Extension Center, 16650 State Route 536. Entry is $15 per person or $30 per family. http://www.nwfruit.org
    8:30am
  • Kids’ Dog Show: Youth in kindergarten through fifth grade can parade their pooches and take part in a variety of contests at the 31st annual Kids' Dog Show starting at 10am at the Bloedel Donovan Multipurpose Room, 2214 Electric Ave. There'll also be a photo booth, a K-9 officer demo, pet care info and more. Entry is free with a donation of a can of dog food. 778-7000
    10:00am
  • Poetry Workshop: "Earth, Ice, Place: Writing the Poem" will be the focus of a workshop with Priscilla Long from 1-5pm at Egress Studio, 5581 Noon Rd. During this four-hour workshop, participants will look at ways to bring the world, and the science that illuminates it, into our poems. Entry is $50. 398-7870 or http://www.egressstudio.com
    1:00pm
  • Levi Vincent Reception: Attend an opening reception for Levi Vincent's "Texture & Grace" exhibit from 2-5pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. The "graceful and fun" pots will be on display through March. http://www.goodearthpots.com
    2:00pm
  • Traditional Jazz: The Clamdigger Jazz Band will perform New Orleans/Dixieland music at the Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society’s monthly concert and dance from 2-5pm at the VFW Hall, 625 N State St. Entry is $6 for students, $10 for members, and $12 for non-members. 734-2973 or http://www.btjs.webs.com
    2:00pm
  • BUG Jam: Join the Bellingham Ukulele Group for a BUG Jam from 3-5pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. Beginners can show up at 2pm for a primer. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    2:00pm
  • Wonders of Whatcom: The various forms of wildlife found throughout Whatcom County will be the focus of today's "Wonders of Whatcom" presentation at 2:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Entry is free and open to all. 778-7230
    2:30pm
  • Fiction Duo: Jeremy Bushnell and Rachel Canto will read from their respective books of fiction—The Weirdness and A Highly Unlikely Scenario, respectively—at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    4:00pm
  • Northwest Artists Reception and Potluck: An opening reception and potluck for the "100 Northwest Artists" show takes place from 4-9pm on Camano Island at Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way. Twenty-five of the regional artists who contributed to the book of the same name will show their work, including gallery owner Karla Matzke. The works will show through April 13. http://www.matzkefineart.com
    4:00pm
  • Atmospheres Opening: New work by Tyree Callahan, Todd Horton, and Sharon Kingston can be viewed at an opening reception for "Atmospheres" from 5-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The paintings created for the exhibition are an inner play between atmospheric light and northwest landscape. See them through March. http://www.smithandvallee.com
    5:00pm
  • SASA Heritage Dinner: The South Asian Student Association will host its annual SASA Heritage Dinner from 5:30-11:30pm at Western Washington University's Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Entry is $10 for students and $12 general and includes food, performances, and different cultural presentations. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    5:30pm
  • Line Dancing Classes: Western Line Dancing classes are offered at 6pm (beginners) and 7pm (intermediates) every Friday night at Lynden’s Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is needed. Cost is $5 per class. 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • An Affair to Remember: Help raise funds for the Alzheimer Society at "An Affair To Remember, Gatsby Style" benefit starting at 6pm at the Lakeway Inn Conference Center, 714 Lakeway Dr. Tickets are $75 and include dinner, silent and live auctions, a dessert dash, music by the Atlantics and dancing. 671-3316 or http://www.alzsociety.org
    6:00pm
  • Ghost Hunting Class: Join Bellingham Observers of the Odd and Obscure (BOOO) for a ghost hunting class and investigation from 6:30pm-12am starting at the Bureau of Historical Investigation, 217 Holly St. The class will provide an introduction into the world of ghost hunting. Participants will learn how to conduct an investigation, use equipment and interpret the findings. Entry is $30. http://www.ghosthuntclass.wix.com
    6:30pm
  • Lalas Burlesque: Classic rock will be part of the Lalas Burlesque Show at 7pm in Anacortes at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge, 12885 Casino Dr. If you're in the audience, you should know this is an interactive show. Tickets are $30-$50. http://www.thelalas.com
    7:00pm
  • Chamber Music Society Concert: Flutist Lisa McCarthy, oboist Jennifer Weeks, bassoonist Pat Nelson, and pianist Annie Scherr present "Masterworks for Winds and Piano" at a Bellingham Chamber Music Society concert at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Entry is $10-$20. 303-4014 or http://www.bellinghamchambermusic.org
    7:00pm
  • JA Jance: Bestselling author JA Jance reads from her latest Ali Reynolds mystery, Moving Target, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. Come early for a good seat, as Jance's readings tend to be standing-room-only. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Swing Dance: The Bellingham Youth Jazz Band will perform at a benefit Swing Dance from 7-9pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Dance instruction will be provided by members of Bellingham Dance. Entry is by donation. http://www.jazzproject.org
    7:00pm
  • Smokey Joe’s Cafe Dance: Music from the 1940-60s will be part of USA Dance's "Smokey Joe's Cafe" dance from 7-10pm at Presence Dance Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. Beginners and singles are welcome, and there will also be an East Coast Swing lesson at the beginning of the night. Entry is $7-$10. http://www.bellinghamusadance.com
    7:00pm
  • Dance Gallery Spring Concert: Works by local and national choreographers can be seen when Dance Gallery hosts its 23rd annual Spring Concert at 7:30pm Saturday and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $12 and additional performances happen March 8-9. http://www.dancegallery.org
    7:30pm
  • Tao, Phoenix Rising: Athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive taiko drumming and innovative choreography when Japan's TAO presents "Phoenix Rising" at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $20-$45. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm

 

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