Week of Sunday, March 23, 2014
(81 events)

Sunday, March 23, 2014 (15 events)

  • Ask Mrs. Honey B.: Maripat Donovan, the creator and star of the Late Nite Catechism series, brings her new show, Ask Mrs. Honey B., Certified Life Coach, to Bellingham for performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the interactive comedy are $14.50-$29. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Home & Garden Show: The Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association will host its 34th annual Home & Garden Show from 11am-6pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, and 11am-4pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St. Entry is $5 per person or $8 per family (parking is free). http://www.sicbahomeshow.com
    11:00am
  • Peter Pan: Lyric Light Opera tells the story of a boy who just can't grow up when they open their musical run of Peter Pan this weekend at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $22-$25 and additional shows happen weekends through April 6. http://www.mcintryehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Electrifying Weekend: The Spark Museum of Electrical invention and Mount Baker Theatre present an "Electrifying Weekend" Saturday and Sunday at their respective venues. At 1pm and 2:30pm Saturday, community members can visit the "Megazapper at the Spark Museum, 1312 Bay St. Tickets are $7-$10. At 3pm Sunday, Lightwire Theatre will perform at the MBT, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $17-$34. http://www.sparkmuseum.org or www.mountbakertheatre.com
    1:00pm
  • Comic Book History Presentations: Andrew Wahl will lead an interactive, multimedia presentation focused on "Sequential Reaction: A History of the American Comic Book" from 11am-1pm Saturday at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. The presentation will also take place from 2-4pm Saturday at the new South Whatcom Library (8 Barn View Ct.) and from 2-4pm Sunday at the Ferndale Library (2007 Cherry St.). All events are free and family-friendly. http://www.wcls.org
    11:00am
  • 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
  • Leprechaun Daze Car Show: Collector cars of all types and years will be on display at the 4th Corner Elites Car Club's 30th annual Leprechaun Daze Car Show happening from 10am-3pm in the parking lot at Hardware Sales, 2034 James St. The event is free for spectators. If you want to enter your car, fees are $10. (360) 380-2773
    10:00am
  • Walk for Water: As part of World Water Day, sign up for the City of Bellingham's sixth annual "Walk for Water" starting at 11am at the Fairhaven Village Green.The 2.3-mile loop walk along the South Bay Trail to Boulevard Park and back will symoblize the distance women and children across the world frequently travel to collect water for household use. The free, family-friendly event will focus on "Water and Energy" and include informational displays, a water tasting station and more. 778-7700 or http://www.cob.org
    11:00am
  • Lightwire Theater: Classic optical illusions and cutting-edge technology will be combined when Lightwire Theater performs at 3pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The ballet and Broadway-trained dancers—who wear black bodysuits lined in electroluminescent wire—will be accompanied by poignant storytelling, elaborate puppetry, and a variety of music. Tickets are $17-$34. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    3:00pm
  • Dana Lyons House Concert: Attend a CD Release Concert for Dana Lyons' The Great Salish Sea at 3pm at a house performance at 2812 Church St. Tickets are $10 and should be reserved in advance. 647-6903 or http://www.cowswithguns.com
    3:00pm
  • Three Souls: Romance and revolution in 1930s China will take center stage when Janie Chang reads from her new book of fiction, Three Souls, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • NW Women’s Hall of Fame Celebration: Superior Court Judge Deborra Garrett, Julianna Guy, Ramona Elizabeth Phare Morris, and Ann Marie Read will be honored at the Northwest Women's Hall of Fame celebration starting at 4:30pm at Northwood Hall, 3240 NorthwestAve. This annual event is a highlight of Women's History Month. Entry is $30 and includes dinner. 734-4820 or http://www.ywcabellingham.org
    4:30pm
  • Celtic Concert: Listen to "dancing harp and blazing guitar" sounds when Maire Ni Chathasaigh and Chris Newman share their Celtic music virtuosity at a 7pm concert at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Tickets will be $15 at the door. 733-5960 or http://www.oldbridgemusic.com
    7:00pm
  • Keola Beamer: World-renowned slack key guitarist and singer Keola Beamer will be joined by his wife, hula dancer Moanalani Beamer, for a 7pm concert at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets to see the Hawaiian legend are $32. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:00pm

Monday, March 24, 2014 (5 events)

  • Meet NCI: Learn more about the nonprofit organization dedicated to providing field-based education at a "Meet the North Cascades Institute" program at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Codi Hamblin and Andriana Fletcher will be highlighting some of the exciting adventures and opportunities NCI offers. Entry is free; please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Ferndale Book Group: Join the Ferndale Friends Book Club to discuss M.L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans from 7-9pm at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. All adults are welcome, and entry is free. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    7:00pm
  • April Verch Band: Traditional and original tunes featuring French Canadian and Celtic roots can be heard when the April Verch Band performs at 7pm at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Step dancing will also be part of the fun. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.nancysfarm.com or www.aprilverch.com
    7:00pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:30pm at the Alternative Library, 1417 Railroad Ave. Readings start at 8pm. 778-7230 or http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A weekly open mic for comedians, dubbed “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9:30pm Mondays at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    9:30pm

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (6 events)

  • Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 255-7166 or 647-0910
    12:00pm
  • Triathlon Training Basics: Staff triathlete Kara Fuhrmeister will focus on "Triathlon Training Basics" at a free clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Bellingham Reads: The book discussion group known as Bellingham Reads will focus on Neil Gaiman's American Gods at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. new members are welcome. 778-7323
    6:30pm
  • Cheesemaking and Pairing: Self-proclaimed "curd nerd" Lisa Hervieux will lead a "Cheesemaking and Pairing" course at 6:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. You'll learn to make cow and goat milk cheeses, and also explore more advanced techniques for pressing and aging hard cheeses. Cost is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Cheese Classic: Reserve seats to the fourth annual "Parmigiano-Reggiano Classic" starting at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Approximately 160 pounds of cheese will be used at the event, which will include samples, salads and cheese to take home. Entry is $58. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • High School Music Fundraiser: A classical music concert featuring local, award-winning student musicians begins at 7:30pm at Broadway Hall, 1300 Broadway. Suggested donation is $5-$15; proceeds raised will benefit the Bellingham High School orchestra program. 756-5066
    7:30pm

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 (8 events)

  • Nutrition and Aging Symposium: The Whatcom-San Juan Senior Nutrition Program will host a Nutrition and Aging Symposium from 1:30-5pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. The event will feature a presentation about "Foods for Healthy Aging," a variety of cooking demonstrations, a "Caregiver Nutrition" program, and more. Entry is free and open to the public. 734-4030 or http://www.wccoa.org
    1:30pm
  • Pest Management: Is there really a need for pesticides in the home garden? Find out more at today's C.O.R.E. Gardening Program presentation focusing on Pest Management from 4-6pm at the Blaine Library, 310 3rd St. All adults are welcome, and entry is free. 332-7435 or http://www.wcls.org
    4:00pm
  • Young Writers Open Mic: Families, friends and the public are invited to join participants from the Whatcom Young Writers at an all-club Open Mic at 5:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Students will be reading their heartfelt, humorous, and hair-raising stories, poems, and essays. Entry is free. 671-2626
    5:30pm
  • 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
  • Downtown Bellingham Meeting: Local experts on homelessness will provide an overview of the homeless outreach and housing services that operate throughout the city at Downtown Bellingham Partnership's monthly public meeting at 6pm at the Leopold, 1224 Cornwall Ave. The meeting will also include the unveiling of the Mayor’s Community Solutions Workgroup’s recommendations to enhance downtown health and safety, and more. All are welcome. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Lowell Elementary Celebration: Alumni and former staff are invited to celebrate Lowell Elementary School's 100th year in the community of Bellingham at an Open House happening from 6:30-8:30pm at the school's headquarters at 935 14th St. A magic lantern show, self-guided tours, oral history videos and a display of historical artifacts will be part of the free festivities. 734-8719
    6:30pm
  • 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, March 27, 2014 (10 events)

  • Canning and Cocktails: Master food preservers Katharine Isserlis and Ann Darlin Leason will focus on "Canning & Cocktails: Waterbath Canning & Rhubarb Chutney" from 3-5pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. In this class students will learn the basics of waterbath canning and work together to make a sweet and savory rhubarb chutney that captures the flavors of Spring in Skagit County. Entry is $35. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    3:00pm
  • Spring Business Showcase: Business and consumer exhibits, product demos, prize drawings, food, beer and wine tastings, prize drawings and more will be part of the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce's Spring Business Showcase happening from 4-9m at the Silver Reef Casino's Event Center, 4876 Haxton Way. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.bellingham.com
    4:00pm
  • Baker Book Signing: Join Todd Warger, co-author of the recently published Mount Baker book, for a community celebration and book signing in Anacortes at 6pm at the H20 Club, 314 Commercial Ave. Warger's award-winning documentary, The Mountain Runners, will be screening in the club during the event. Both the book and the film will be available for purchase. http://www.anacortesh20.com
    6:00pm
  • Healthcare Party: Visit with United for National Healthcare's roster of volunteers at a meet-and-greet at 7pm at St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. Food and music will be part of the gathering. Entry is free. 398-2295 or http://www.unitedforhealthcare.org
    7:00pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour: Gemini author Carol Cassella, MD, will be the featured guest at live taping of the monthly Chuckanut Radio Hour at 7pm at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theater. Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes will also be on hand, as will performance poet Kevin Murphy and hosts Chuck & Dee Robinson. Entry is $5. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Victoriana in Style: Explore the attire of the era at a "Victoriana in Style" After Hours Art gathering at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect. From high-necked lace collars and bustles to them fantasy fashions of Steam Punk, explore the attire of the era. Entry is $5 (free if you're wearing Victorian-style clothing). 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
  • The Addams Family: A "magnificently macabre" new musical comedy, The Addams Family, takes the stage at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial Dr. Find out what happens when Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, introduces her new "normal" boyfriend to her not-so-normal family. Tickets are $30-$69. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, March 28, 2014 (13 events)

  • Les Miserables: Redemption and revolution will take center stage when Les Miserables opens this weekend with shows at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M. Ave. Tickets are $20. Additional performances of the award-winning musical happen weekends through April 27. http://www.acttheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • The Miser: Stone Town Theatre Works conclude its production of Moliere's comedic masterpiece known as The Miser this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $10 at the door. http://www.stonetowntheatreworks.com
    7:30pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in March at Whatcom Falls Park (Scudder Pond entrance). Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Planted Author: Leah Kostamo, Planted author and cofounder of A Rocha Canada, will talk at 7pm at Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. There'll also be live music, refreshments and special guests. Entry is free. http://www.leahkostamo.com
    12:26pm
  • Tree Army Presentation: Area author and historian Janet Oakley presents topics from her book Tree Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Washington State, 1933-1941 from 7-9pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Entry is free. http://www.burlingtonwa.gov
    12:45pm
  • April Artists’ Reception: As part of Lynden's new "First Thursday" event, attend an artist reception from 6-8pm at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. This exhibit features offset lithographs of plein air watercolors by Nancy Taylor Stonington, a photographic retrospective of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s “The Gates of Central Park” by Trisha Dawn Coggins, and “Abstracts: An Elemental Process” by Yvette Neumann. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    1:59pm
  • 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
  • Rally for the Cure: All levels of players can sign up for a Round Robin tennis tournament as part of a "Rally for the Cure" event happening from 6:15-8:15pm at Fairhaven Fitness & Tennis Club, 800 McKenzie Ave. There'll also be racquet demos, pink snacks, goodie bags from the Susan G. Komen Foundation and information about breast cancer awareness. Suggested donation is $20. http://www.bellinghamtennis.com
    6:15pm
  • Open Mic Coffee House: Musicians and poets can share their talents at an Open Mic Coffee House starting at 7pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Entry is free and open to all. 671-5907
    7:00pm
  • Balance, a One-Fish Cabaret: Dance, music, body paint and more will be part of "Balance: A One-Fish Cabaret" performance at 7pm at the Bellingham Circus Guild's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. The show explores the lines "between performer and person, identity and expression, physical and mental stability, and what can and can't be done onstage. P.S. The show is not meant for children, or teens below a certain maturity level. Entry is $5-$10. (360) 920-8685
    7:00pm
  • Chad Robertson Visit: San Francisco’s Tartine Bakery & Café and Bar Tartine head Chad Robertson will visit Bellingham to talk about his new cookbook, Tartine Book No. 3, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The chef—who also creates what is widely acknowledged to be the best bread in America—will offer bread samples for the audience to enjoy. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • The Pink Floyd Experience: Prepare yourself for a full-on sensory assault when the Pink Floyd Experience returns to Bellingham for an 8pm show at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. In addition to the six musicians that will bring you the most authentic Pink Floyd experience possible, expect interpretive videos, a flying pig, plane crashes and much more. Tickets are $30-$42. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Theatresports: Two teams of improvisors will vie for glory and championship status at the final "Theatresports" matches of the month at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Saturday, March 29, 2014 (22 events)

  • Les Miserables: Redemption and revolution will take center stage when Les Miserables opens this weekend with shows at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M. Ave. Tickets are $20. Additional performances of the award-winning musical happen weekends through April 27. http://www.acttheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • The Miser: Stone Town Theatre Works conclude its production of Moliere's comedic masterpiece known as The Miser this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $10 at the door. http://www.stonetowntheatreworks.com
    7:30pm
  • Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club Show: The Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club will hold its 53rd annual Rock & Gem Show from 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday at the Bloedel Donovan Community Center, 2214 Electric Ave. Show features will include gold panning, fluorescent rock show demos, rocks, gems, jewelry, dealers, sales, exhibits, door prizes, a silent auction, food service, club membership info and much more. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    10:00am
  • Stashfest: The La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum will host its annual StashFest from 11am-5pm Saturday and 10am-3pm Sunday at the La Conner Civic Garden Club, 622 S. Second St. The event features the sale of remarkable and unique fabrics, wearable items and plenty of door prizes. Entry is free unless you show up for the preview sale at 10am Saturday—fees for that are $12. http://www.stashfest.com
    11:00am
  • 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
  • Birch Bay Road Race: The 9th annual Birch Bay Road Race—which features running distances of 5K, 15K or 30K—begins at 8:30am at the Birch Bay Water Slides on Birch Bay-Lynden Rd. Entry is $35-$75. http://www.birchbayroadrace.com
    8:30am
  • Plant Crush: Tadd Storrer from Monrovia will be on hand to share the "latest and greatest" from their extensive collection of plants and give design tips at a "Plant Crush" class at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Register in advance for the free workshop. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Earth Care Action Expo: An "Earth Care Action Expo" takes place from 9am-12pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. Workshops, earth care advocacy from various community perspectives, conversations on everything from food justice to powering past coal, displays on global warming and environmental issues, and much more will be part of the free event. 961-2320 or http://www.saintjamespres.org
    9:00am
  • Conservation District Plant Sale: The Whatcom Conservation District will host its 21st annual Plant Sale & Expo from 9am-2pm at the Roe Studio at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Forty different species of native, bare root trees and shrubs and a variety of potted perennials will be available for purchase, and several local nursery vendors and environmental organizations will be on hand to provide even more plant-purchasing options, and there will be entertainment and food. http://www.whatcomcd.org
    9:00am
  • Fairhaven Plant and Tree Sale: Perennials, annuals, ornamentals, trees, native plants, herbs, veggie starts, blueberries, bamboo, garden decor and much more will be available at the 29th annual Fairhaven Plant and Tree Sale from 10am-3pm at a new location in the outdoor parking lot at the Hillcrest Chapel, 1400 Larrabee Ave. Expert advice for planting will also be part of the event. http://www.facebook.com/fairhavenplantandtreesale
    10:00am
  • Fruit Growing Class: If you're interested in growing cherries, plums, peaches and apricots in our climate, attend a "Growing Stone Fruits" workshop from 10:30am-12pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. From 1:30-3pm, the focus will be on how to "Learn the Artful Tradition of the Espalier." Both classes are free, and no registration is required. Be prepared to be outside. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    10:30am
  • Proposal Signing: Area author Màiri Campbell will be on hand to sign copies of her book, The Proposal, from 12-4pm at Mount Vernon's Tattered Page Bookstore, 514 S. First St. Entry is free. (360) 419-7278 or http://www.mairi-campbell.com
    12:00pm
  • Veggie Garden Design: Get tips on planting the right plant in the right place, plotting one's garden sun patterns, soil testing, reasons and seasons for mulching, and composting at a "Design Your Vegetable Garden" workshop with Bryn Homsey from 1-3pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. The C.O.R.E. Gardening Program is free. 305-3600
    1:00pm
  • Lipsology: Jilly Eddy shares tips and stories from Lipsology: The Art and Science of Reading Lip Prints at 2pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Eddy has spent nearly 30 years collecting and analyzing more than 10,000 lip prints including those of Johnny Cash and author Jean Auel. http://www.villagebooks.com
    2:00pm
  • Reefnetting Primer: "Reefnetting on Lummi Island" will be the focus of a presentation with commercial reefnet fisherman Roy Granger at 3pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsh Dr. Diagrams, stories and a short DVD will help explain why this historical Pacific Northwest salmon fishing method has been practiced for centuries. Entry is free, and the event is family-friendly. 305-3600
    3:00pm
  • Mountford Workshop & Reading: Seattle author Peter Mountford leads a short writing workshop focused on "Breathing Fire Into Your Novel or Memoir" at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 5pm, he'll read from his new book of fiction, The Dismal Science. Both events are free. 671-2626
    4:00pm
  • Line Dancing Classes: Western Line Dancing classes are offered at 6pm (beginners) and 7pm (intermediates) every Friday night at Lynden’s Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is needed. Cost is $5 per class. 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Art in a Pickle Barn Opening: An opening reception for the Skagit Art Association's 25th annual "Art in a Pickle Barn" exhibit happens from 6-8pm in Mount Vernon at Azusa Farm and Garden, 14904 State Route 20. Tulip Festival poster artist Luke Tornatzky will be available to sign posters, and many of the 28 artists who contributed work will be on hand. See the show through April as part of the Skagit Tulip Festival. http://www.skagitart.org
    6:00pm
  • WhatComedy Open Mic: A bimonthly "WhatComedy" Open Mic begins at 7pm at the Village Inn Pub & Eatery, 3020 Northwest Ave. Entry to see local standup comedians share their material is free. 734-2490
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: Live fiddle music and a caller will be part of the Bellingham Country Dance Society's bimonthly Contra Dance from 7-10pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. No experience is necessary, and no partner is needed. Entry is $6-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Peter Pan: Lyric Light Opera tells the story of a boy who just can't grow up when they continue their musical run of Peter Pan this weekend at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $22-$45 and additional shows happen April 5-6. http://www.mcintryehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Lydia Pense & Cold Blood: Funk, soul and R&B can be heard when Lydia Pense & Cold Blood bring their timeless, legendary sounds to Mount Vernon for a 7:30pm performance at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Margaret Wilder opens the show. Tickets are $15-$35. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm

 

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