Week of Sunday, March 2, 2014
(87 events)

Sunday, March 2, 2014 (11 events)

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: Get served by local politicians at the monthly Community Breakfast from 8am-1pm at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. Pancakes, French toast, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee are on the menu. Entry is $2-$5. 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
  • Padden Mudfest: The down-and-dirty, six-mile trail race known as the Padden Mudfest begins at 10am at Lake Padden Park. If you like trails, mud and hills, sign up and take part. Entry is $10; please register in advance. http://www.gbrc.net
    10:00am
  • Intro to Gardening: WSU Master Gardeners will host an "Introduction to Gardening in Whatcom County" class from 2-3:30pm at Ferndale's Tennant Lake Interpretive Center, 5236 Nielsen Ave. Planning, climate, soil, and planting schedule for vegetables and flowers will be discussed. Entry is free. (360) 676-6736
    2:00pm
  • Revolution and Breaking: Cari Luna reads from her debut novel, The Revolution of Every Day, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. She'll be joined by D. Foy, who will read from Made to Break. 671-2626
    4:00pm

Monday, March 3, 2014 (4 events)

  • Explorations Academy Outreach Week: Learn more about Explorations Academy at "Outreach Week" events happening this week at the school's headquarters at 1701 Ellis St. The events, which are free and open to the public, include "Postcards from Kenya" (Monday), a "TED Talk" (Tuesday), a Parenting Forum (Wednesday), and Visitor Night (Thursday). http://www.explorationsacademy.org
    6:00pm
  • Sheinkin Reading: Whatcom Reads Kids and Teens will host a reading by Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon author Steve Sheinkin at 6:30pm at Whatcom Middle School, 810 Halleck St. Entry is free. http://www.wcls.org
    6:30pm
  • Baker Book: John D'Onofrio and Todd Warger present images and stories from their Mount Baker book at 7pm at the Deming Public Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The book tells the story of our local volcano from pre-European discovery days to the present and is illustrated with hundreds of historical photos, many never before see. Entry is free. 592-2422
    7:00pm
  • The Mouse That Roared Auditions: Cold readings and possibly some improv work will be part of auditions for upcoming performances of The Mouse That Roared at 7pm at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. There are abundant multi-generational roles and some great parts for female actors. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:00pm

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (7 events)

  • Explorations Academy Outreach Week: Learn more about Explorations Academy at "Outreach Week" events happening this week at the school's headquarters at 1701 Ellis St. The events, which are free and open to the public, include "Postcards from Kenya" (Monday), a "TED Talk" (Tuesday), a Parenting Forum (Wednesday), and Visitor Night (Thursday). http://www.explorationsacademy.org
    6:00pm
  • Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 255-7166 or 647-0910
    12:00pm
  • NSEA Trivia Night: The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and the Surfrider Foundation will host a "Trivia Night" fundraiser at 6pm at Kulshan Brewery, 2238 James St. A $5 donation is requested, and prizes will be given. http://www.n-sea.org
    6:00pm
  • Fat Tuesday: Mataio Gillis will share recipes for muffalettas, crawfish pistolettes, jambalaya and bananas foster at a "Fat Tuesday" course at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry is $48. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • Tea Time: Shelly Thomas leads "Chado: The Way of Tea" starting tonight from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. The class continues March 11 and 18, and provides a glimpse into the history, architecture, seasonal expressions and background as well as the etiquette of serving and receiving sweets and a bowl of matcha (powdered green tea) . Entry is $59. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Mardi Gras Party: Cajun classics and instructor Laura Hartner's personal favorites will be part of a "Mardi Gras Party" class from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Entry is $35. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Poetry with Geddes: Canadian poet Gary Geddes reads from his new collection, What Does a House Want?, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 (14 events)

  • Explorations Academy Outreach Week: Learn more about Explorations Academy at "Outreach Week" events happening this week at the school's headquarters at 1701 Ellis St. The events, which are free and open to the public, include "Postcards from Kenya" (Monday), a "TED Talk" (Tuesday), a Parenting Forum (Wednesday), and Visitor Night (Thursday). http://www.explorationsacademy.org
    6:00pm
  • Bellingham Music Club Concert: The recipients of the Bellingham Music Club's annual Nicholas Bussard Instrumental and Ethel Crook String Awards will perform at a free concert at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. 671-0252
    10:30am
  • World Issues Forum: Internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist Winona LaDuke focuses on "The Next Energy Economy: Moving Forward with Grassroots Strategies to Mitigate Global Climate Change" at today' free World Issues Forum at noon at Western Washington University's Viking Union Multipurpose Room. http://www.wwu.edu
    12:00pm
  • Canal Cruising: Yerda Yearsley and Bruce Taylor will lead an info session focusing on "Luxemotor Rival: Cruise the Canals of France" at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The slideshow will highlight their travels along the canals of France in their historic 1925 Dutch Canal. http://www.rivalsfrance.com
    4:00pm
  • Green Drinks: Network with likeminded environmentally conscious community members at the monthly Green Drinks gathering from 5-7pm at Itek Energy & Ecotech Energy Solutions, 2886 Hammer Dr. While there, you can check out Washington's largest solar modular manufacturer and learn more about custom installations. http://www.re-sources.org
    5:00pm
  • GROUP RIDE: The Mt. Baker Bike Club hosts a Group Ride starting every Wednesday at 6pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Be prepared to ride for 30 miles at a race/training pace, and regroup at the brewery following the excursion. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    6:00pm
  • Evening Epic Run: A weekly “Evening Epic Run” begins at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The strenuous runs are 1.5-2 hours in length on hilly terrain with experienced trail runners. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Avalanche Awareness: Learn more about where and why avalanches occurs and discover basic approaches to managing risk in the backcountry at an "Avalanche Awareness" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free clinic. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Local Music Roundtable Discussion: A Local Music Roundtable Discussion begins at 6:30pm at the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St. The talk will focus on what to promote and foster the love, performance and production of all forms of local music. Entry is free. http://www.howitworks.com
    6:30pm
  • Garden Club Meeting: International bee expert Susan Cobey will share her knowledge about the effects of the bee colony collapse disorder on the United States food supply at the Birchwood Garden Club's monthly meeting at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect. Entry is open to the public. http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Devil Dreams: Former Lummi Island resident Brendan Van Valkenburgh reads from The Devil Dreams in Darkness at 7m at the Island Public Library, 2114 Nugent Ave. Entry is free. http://www.wcls.org
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm
  • Mike Allen Quartet: Attend a monthly concert featuring the jazz talents of the Mike Allen Quartet at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Entry is $8 for students and $10 general. http://www.jazzproject.org
    7:30pm
  • Bring It On: Themes of friendship, forgiveness and determination will be part of the fun when the "bitingly relevant" Broadway comedy known as Bring It On: The Musical stops by Bellingham for one night only for a 7:30pm show at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $30-$59. Students can purchase half-price tickets one hour prior to the performance. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm

Thursday, March 6, 2014 (17 events)

  • Explorations Academy Outreach Week: Learn more about Explorations Academy at "Outreach Week" events happening this week at the school's headquarters at 1701 Ellis St. The events, which are free and open to the public, include "Postcards from Kenya" (Monday), a "TED Talk" (Tuesday), a Parenting Forum (Wednesday), and Visitor Night (Thursday). http://www.explorationsacademy.org
    6:00pm
  • Seussical the Musical: Characters from at least 15 Dr. Seuss books will meet and make appearances when a cast of 50 presents Seussical the Musical at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $7-$10 and additional showings happen March 13-15. 383-9261
    7:00pm
  • March Madness Book Sale: Attend a "March Madness" Book Sale from 10am-6pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday, at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Prices will decrease by the day. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • Sketchopedia: Krissa Woiwod and Kimberly Ross present showings of "Sketchopedia" at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The educational sketch comedy focuses on subject matter that starts with the letter A, and is described as "a journey through history, pop culture and the animal kingdom with singing and dancing. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen March 13-15 (opening night includes a post-play pie social). http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Oklahoma!: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! opens this week with showings at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The musical features students from Bellingham, Squalicum, and Sehome high schools, and is directed by Teri Grimes. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the school or at Village Books. Additional showings happen March 13-16. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • Bingo, the Winning Musical: Friendship and number-calling will both be part of performances of Bingo, the Winning Musical 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
  • When in Rome: Karina Davidson focuses on Italian favorites at an "When in Rome" class from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Tequila Dinner: Manana Tequila will be highlighted at a Tequila Dinner from 6-9pm at the Barkley Village Jalapenos, 2945 Newmarket St. A four-course dinner will be accompanied by generous sample and mixed cocktails. Entry is $50. 778-2045 or http://www.jalapenoswa.com
    6:00pm
  • Safe With Me: Seattle-based author Amy Hatvany reads from her new book of fiction, Safe With Me, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The novel focuses on a story about two mothers and one daughter who are linked by tragedy and bound by secrets. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Living History Drama: Civil War re-enactors David Imburgia and Matt Clemans will take part in a free living history drama, The Civil War: Defining Our Nation, at 7pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. The performance focuses on two friends who are heatedly debating the issues and political climate of the times. The event is a collaboration between the library and the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society. http://www.burlingtonwa.gov/library
    7:00pm
  • Enlightened Piano Concert: Karen Fitzgerald, Eric Smith, Cathy Oakes and Donovan Johnson will perform at an "Enlightened Piano Radio" concert at 7pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. The concerts are conducted in the style of a songwriters circle. Entry is $10. http://www.enlightenedpiano.com
    7:00pm
  • Travelogue: Aidan Woods will focus on "A Year on the Road: India, Nepal, SE Asia" at a Travelogue from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • Night Beat: Sopranos Julia Bonnett and Tracy Satterfield will be joined by pianist Wade Dingman when the Bellingham Music Club presents its "Night Beat" concert series at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. "A Coincidence of Desires: A Cabaret-Inspired Evening of Song" will be the focus. Entry is free, but tickets need to be picked up in advance at Village Books or Piper Music. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
    7:30pm
  • Flute Recital: Students of Lisa McCarthy will perform at a WWU Flute Studio Recital at 8pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Solos, small ensembles and the flute choir will perform. Bring your flute and join the flute choir on stage. 676-9521
    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, March 7, 2014 (14 events)

  • 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
  • Seussical the Musical: Characters from at least 15 Dr. Seuss books will meet and make appearances when a cast of 50 presents Seussical the Musical at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $7-$10 and additional showings happen March 13-15. 383-9261
    7:00pm
  • March Madness Book Sale: Attend a "March Madness" Book Sale from 10am-6pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday, at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Prices will decrease by the day. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • Sketchopedia: Krissa Woiwod and Kimberly Ross present showings of "Sketchopedia" at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The educational sketch comedy focuses on subject matter that starts with the letter A, and is described as "a journey through history, pop culture and the animal kingdom with singing and dancing. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen March 13-15 (opening night includes a post-play pie social). http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Oklahoma!: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! opens this week with showings at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The musical features students from Bellingham, Squalicum, and Sehome high schools, and is directed by Teri Grimes. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the school or at Village Books. Additional showings happen March 13-16. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • Bingo, the Winning Musical: Friendship and number-calling will both be part of performances of Bingo, the Winning Musical 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
  • Theatresports: Two teams of improvisors will vie for glory and championship status at "Theatresports" matches at 8pm and 10pm every Friday and Saturday through March at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Whidbey Island Studio Tour: Whidbey Working Artists present the 10th annual "Spring Studio Tour" from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday throughout Whidbey Island. The free, self-guided tour features 25 artists showing and selling their work at 17 working studios/venues, and will include demonstrations and more. The event happens in conjunction with the famous Penn Cove Musselfest in Coupeville. http://www.whidbeyworkingartists.com
    10:00am
  • Skagit Opera’s Die Fledermaus: Skagit Opera presents showings of the comedic opera known as Die Fledermaus at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College St. Tickets are $25-$59. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Gallery Walk: Peruse a variety of galleries and businesses as part of the monthly Gallery Walk happening from 6-9pm throughout downtown Anacortes. Entry is free, and open to all. http://www.anacortesart.com
    6:00pm
  • Art Walk: Put on your strolling shoes for the monthly Art Walk happening from 6-10pm throughout downtown Bellingham. Peruse works on display at Allied Arts, Make.Shift Art Space, Studio UFO, Colony Wharf Studios, Siefert & Jones, the PFC Dreamspace Studios, Bayou on Bay, Bay Street Village, Downtown Emporium, Good Time Girls, the Hair Art Studio, Inspiration Alley, Lulu, the Stamp and Coin Place, Opportunity Council, and more. Entry is free. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Fitness Forum: Karate Quest Fairhaven's Cecil Jentges leads a free Fitness Forum focusing on "Self Defense on the Run" at 7:15pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. This will be an interactive overview with demonstrations and practice. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    7:15pm
  • Winter Jazz Concert: Western Washington University Music presents the Jazz Ensemble Winter Concert at 8pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The concert will feature performances by student combos and the Western Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Mike Allen. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-7640
    8:00pm

Saturday, March 8, 2014 (28 events)

  • 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
  • Seussical the Musical: Characters from at least 15 Dr. Seuss books will meet and make appearances when a cast of 50 presents Seussical the Musical at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $7-$10 and additional showings happen March 13-15. 383-9261
    7:00pm
  • March Madness Book Sale: Attend a "March Madness" Book Sale from 10am-6pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday, at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Prices will decrease by the day. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • Sketchopedia: Krissa Woiwod and Kimberly Ross present showings of "Sketchopedia" at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The educational sketch comedy focuses on subject matter that starts with the letter A, and is described as "a journey through history, pop culture and the animal kingdom with singing and dancing. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happen March 13-15 (opening night includes a post-play pie social). http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Oklahoma!: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! opens this week with showings at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The musical features students from Bellingham, Squalicum, and Sehome high schools, and is directed by Teri Grimes. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the school or at Village Books. Additional showings happen March 13-16. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • Bingo, the Winning Musical: Friendship and number-calling will both be part of performances of Bingo, the Winning Musical 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
  • Theatresports: Two teams of improvisors will vie for glory and championship status at "Theatresports" matches at 8pm and 10pm every Friday and Saturday through March at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Whidbey Island Studio Tour: Whidbey Working Artists present the 10th annual "Spring Studio Tour" from 10am-5pm Friday through Sunday throughout Whidbey Island. The free, self-guided tour features 25 artists showing and selling their work at 17 working studios/venues, and will include demonstrations and more. The event happens in conjunction with the famous Penn Cove Musselfest in Coupeville. http://www.whidbeyworkingartists.com
    10:00am
  • Skagit Opera’s Die Fledermaus: Skagit Opera presents showings of the comedic opera known as Die Fledermaus at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College St. Tickets are $25-$59. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Anti-Human-Trafficking Forum: The Whatcom Coalition Against Human Trafficking will host "End the Demand: An Anti-Human-Trafficking Forum" starting at 9am at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The educational event will focus on the goal of presenting new information around the topic of sex trafficking. Entry is free; register in advance. http://www.waengage.com
    8:00am
  • Eat Your Yard: Learn the basics of growing your own produce at an "Eat Your Yard: Vegetable Gardening 101" class starting at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Register in advance for the free workshop. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Community Meal: Chicken parmesan, green beans, salad, bread and cake will be on the menu at the bimonthly Community Meal from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Entry is free and open to all. 714-9029
    10:00am
  • Fast Fiction: Local young adult author Denise Jaden will share tips and highlights from her latest book, Fast Fiction: Outlining and Writing a Novel in Thirty Days, from 1-3pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Entry is free. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    1:00pm
  • Organic Fruit Growing: Pest and disease issues, soil and weed management and much more will be part of a free "Organic Fruit Growing for Homeowners" workshop from 1:30-3pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. No registration is necessary. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    1:30pm
  • Ice Cream Social: The Whatcom Senior Nutrition Program will host a Magic Ice Cream Social as part of the second annual "March for Meals" from 2-4pm at the Ferndale Senior Activity Center, 1999 Cherry St. A magic show and sundae bar will be part of the fun. Entry is $4 for kids and $5 for adults. 966-5859
    2:00pm
  • Cheese and History: Tami Parr shares historical tidbits from her new Pacific Northwest Cheese book at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome focuses on how regional cheese-making found its way back to the farm. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Million Shining Stars Fundraiser: Help raise funds for Animals as Natural Therapy at the nonprofit's "Million Shining Stars" annual gala fundraiser from 5-10pm at the Hotel Bellwether Ballroom, One Bellwether Way. Tickets are $75 and include a gourmet dinner, wine, live music by the Atlantics, dancing and more. http://www.animalsasnaturaltherapy.org
    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
  • Jazz Celebration: An annual "Jazz Celebration" concert takes place from 6:30-8:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. In celebration of International Women's Day, "Jazz Ladies" will feature performances by the Cheryl Hodge Trio, Stormy Sea and the Gales, One Lane Bridge, the Bellingham Dixieland All-Stars, and more. Entry is $10 at the door. http://www.stormsmusicservices.com
    6:30pm
  • Swil Kanim: Virtuoso violinist and storyteller Swil Kanim shares his many talents at a 7pm concert at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew Street Rd. Tickets are $25. 734-4160 or http://www.csl-bellingham.org
    7:00pm
  • Dana Lyons Oil Train Tour: Singer, songwriter and activist Dana Lyons brings his "Crude Awakening Oil Train Tour" to Mount Vernon for a 7pm concert at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. In addition to the music, Matt Krogh of Forest Ethics will talk about the issues at hand and get the public better informed. Suggested donation is $10. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • Big Appetites: Seattle-based photographer, writer, journalist and filmmaker Christopher Boffoli leads a slideshow focused on his book Big Appetites at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome marries inspired photographs of real food and tiny people with equally inspired captions. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Haynie Opry Kickoff: Attend a kickoff show for the upcoming Haynie Opry at 7pm at Blaine's Haynie Grange, 3334 Haynie Rd. The summer performances will pay tribute to the late George Jones, so listeners can expect to hear something in that vein at tonight's show, which will feature Matt Audette and the Circle of Friends Band. Entry is $15. http://www.thehaynieopry.com
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: The Toad Mountain Ramblers will provide live tunes at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's bimonthly Contra Dance from 7-10pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $8-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    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. http://www.dancegallery.org
    7:30pm
  • Scottish Dance Social: Bellingham Scottish Country Dancers will host a Scottish Country Dance Social starting at 7:30pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. All dances will be walked through. Entry is $7-$10. wwww.bellinghamscd.org
    7:30pm
  • Tango by the Bay: Tocato Tango will join USA Dance for the monthly "Tango by the Bay" from 8-11pm at the Squalicum Yacht Club, 2633 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Singles and beginners are welcome. Entry is $7-$10. 734-5676
    8:00pm

 

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