Week of Sunday, March 30, 2014
(85 events)

Sunday, March 30, 2014 (9 events)

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Painted Works of Lyle Wilson Opening: "Paint: The Painted Works of Lyle Wilson" opens today from 12-5pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. The show celebrates Wilson's many achievements as a painter, writer and indigenous language advocate. The paintings by the Northwest Coast master will be on display through July 6. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Whatcom Symphony Orchestra: Local treasures and incomparable pianists Dan and Victoria Sabo will be the featured performers at today's Whatcom Symphony Orchestra concert at 3pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial ST. The Sabos will present Poulenc's "Concerto for Two Pianos" and "Carnival of the Animals," by Camille Saint-Saens. Upfront Theatre Artistic Director Billy Tierney will also join the show. Tickets are $12-$35. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com or www.whatcomsymphony.com
    3:00pm
  • Mary Daheim Mystery: Bestselling author Mary Daheim reads from her latest Emma Lord mystery, The Alpine Yeoman, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Per usual, the story is set in Alpine, a picturesque village tucked away in the Cascade Mountains. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Art of Jazz: The New York City-based Florian Hoefner Group will be the featured performers at the Jazz Project's monthly "Art of Jazz" series from 4-6:30pm at the BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10 for students and $16 general (free for Jazz Project members). http://www.jazzproject.org
    4:00pm

Monday, March 31, 2014 (7 events)

  • Backpacking Basics: Planning, preparation, gear and trail etiquette will be on the roster at a "Backpacking 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
  • Sailors Book Club: Join Tara Burgett for the first meeting of the Armchair Sailors Book Club at 6pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. Melville's Moby Dick will be the subject of tonight's discussion. All adults are welcome. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    6:00pm
  • Aalotar: Violinist Sara Pajunene and accordionist Teija Niku—collectively known as Aallotar—bring their trans-Atlantic collaboration to Bellingham for a 7pm concert at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.nancysfarm.com or www.aallotarmusic.com
    7:00pm
  • Open Mic: Published and unpublished authors can 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 the free event. Sign up at the main counter on the first floor or call the number listed here to do so. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Salish Sea Early Music Festival: "The Little Evening Concerts for Louis XIV" will be the theme of tonight's Salish Sea Early Music Festival concert at 7:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Several of tonight's works are to be performed for the first time since the 18th century. Suggested donation is $15-$20 ($5 for students). http://www.salishseafestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. 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, April 1, 2014 (4 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off this week and continues through April 30 throughout the verdant valley. In addition to the hundreds of acres of blooming daffodils and tulips that will bloom according to Mother Nature through the month, there'll be street fairs, wine events, outdoor excursions, art displays, a home tour, live music, the "world's largest garage sale, a gala celebration, historic home tours, and much, much more. Go to the website to find out more. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • 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
  • Foods for Vitality: Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Linda J. Fels will focus on "Foods for Vitality at Any Age" at a workshop from 12:30-3pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Topics covered include food and lifestyle choices for graceful, strong, energetic and clear-headed aging. Entry is free, but donations are welcomed. (360) 510-5962
    12:30pm
  • Tribute Jazz Series: "The Music of Ahmad Jamal" will be the focus of tonight's Tribute Jazz Series performance at 7pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Pianist Miles Black, bassist Chuck Kistler, and drummer Julian MacDonough will bring Jamal's music to life. Entry is $10-$15 at the door. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    7:00pm

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 (10 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off this week and continues through April 30 throughout the verdant valley. In addition to the hundreds of acres of blooming daffodils and tulips that will bloom according to Mother Nature through the month, there'll be street fairs, wine events, outdoor excursions, art displays, a home tour, live music, the "world's largest garage sale, a gala celebration, historic home tours, and much, much more. Go to the website to find out more. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Bellingham Music Club Concert: Winners of the Virginia Glover Western Washington University Awards will perform at the Bellingham Music Club's monthly concert at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. Admission is free and open to the public. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.wordpress.com
    10:30am
  • Green Drinks: Network with likeminded environmentally conscious community members at the monthly Green Drinks from 5-7pm at RE Sources, 2309 Meridian St. Please BYOG (Bring Your Own Glass). Entry is free. http://www.re-sources.org
    5:00pm
  • The Big Leap: Robin Roberston, the owner and manager of Bellingham Tennis Club and Fairhaven Fitness, leads a "Taking the Big Leap" fitness presentation at 5:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Tips from Gay Hendrick's book The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level will be part of the free event. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    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
  • Mediterranean Flavors: Nahla Gholam, Lebanese chef and owner of Bellingham's Mediterranean Specialities, will lead a "Flavors of the Mediterranean" course from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 501 S. First St. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Genealogy Book Talk: Genealogy Society member and author Claire Gebben will share tales from her book The Last of the Blacksmiths and talk about genealogy research at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Garden Club Meeting: Craig MacConnell from WSU will be speaking on creating sustainable soils via compost, tillage, food webs and more at the Birchwood Garden Club's monthly meeting at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect St. Membership is open to everyone in Whatcom and Skagit counties, and the public is invited to the meeting. http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm

Thursday, April 3, 2014 (8 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off this week and continues through April 30 throughout the verdant valley. In addition to the hundreds of acres of blooming daffodils and tulips that will bloom according to Mother Nature through the month, there'll be street fairs, wine events, outdoor excursions, art displays, a home tour, live music, the "world's largest garage sale, a gala celebration, historic home tours, and much, much more. Go to the website to find out more. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Skagit Art Escape: Head south for the Skagit Art Escape every first Thursday through Saturday from April through October. The free art activities start this weekend and include a Mount Vernon Art Walks from 5-8pm Thursday through the downtown core, a Gallery Walk from 6-9pm Friday throughout Anacortes, and a First Saturday Art Walk from 5-8pm Saturday in Edison and La Conner. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.skagitvalleyartescape.com
    5:00pm
  • Les Miserables: Redemption and revolution will take center stage when Les Miserables continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday, 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday 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
    7:30pm
  • Ragfinery Grand Opening: Attend a Grand Opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony starting at 10am at Ragfinery, 1421 N. Forest St. Ragfinery is a textile reuse center where artists and crafters collaborate with low-income worker trainees to upcycle and repurpose donated used clothes and fabrics. The 4,000-square-foot facility is also available for workshops, classes and co-work space for those interested in sewing, cutting and weaving post-consumer textiles. http://www.ragfinery.com
    10:00am
  • Heritage Poetry: Olympia poet Linda Strever will read from and discuss her poetry collection, Against My Dreams: An Immigrant's Story, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Strever will also share family stories and aspects of her research and discuss heritage and identity. 671-2626
    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
  • 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, April 4, 2014 (15 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off this week and continues through April 30 throughout the verdant valley. In addition to the hundreds of acres of blooming daffodils and tulips that will bloom according to Mother Nature through the month, there'll be street fairs, wine events, outdoor excursions, art displays, a home tour, live music, the "world's largest garage sale, a gala celebration, historic home tours, and much, much more. Go to the website to find out more. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Skagit Art Escape: Head south for the Skagit Art Escape every first Thursday through Saturday from April through October. The free art activities start this weekend and include a Mount Vernon Art Walks from 5-8pm Thursday through the downtown core, a Gallery Walk from 6-9pm Friday throughout Anacortes, and a First Saturday Art Walk from 5-8pm Saturday in Edison and La Conner. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.skagitvalleyartescape.com
    5:00pm
  • Les Miserables: Redemption and revolution will take center stage when Les Miserables continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday, 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday 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
    7:30pm
  • Pro Bull Riding Tour: More than 70 of the top bull riders in Lynden will congregate in Lynden this weekend for the Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. The riders will compete for up to $25,00 in prize money. Entry is $33-$48 and include after-show music and dancing in the beer garden. http://www.nwwafair.com
    7:30pm
  • Lynden Book Sale: Books, movies, audio books, CDs and things to eat will be sold at the Lynden Friends Book and Bake Sale happening from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • RARE Expo: The annual Recycled Art and Resource Expo (RARE) will take place from 10am Friday to 5pm Saturday at a variety of venues in downtown Bellingham. The event—which celebrates creative reuse in the arts and other industries—will consist of green art, science, and design alternatives with a big focus on artists and their diverse works, educational workshops, exhibits, speakers, performances, and an expo hall full of business and artist booths with creative green goods and ideas. Check out the http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Scratchpad and Pulp Improv: Watch improv inspired by poetry, which is inspired by improv, when "Scratchpad" returns to the stage at 8pm shows through April at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, show up (or stick around) to view the fully improvised, Tarantino-inspired format, "Pulp Improv." Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Chippendales Forever Sexy Tour: Dancing, singing and raw sex appeal will be on full display when the number one male revue in the world, the Chippendales, bring their "Forever Sexy" tour to the area for shows at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Silver Reef Casino's Event Center, 4876 Haxton Way. Tickets are $25—they go fast, so don't delay in getting onboard for "the ultimate girls night out." http://www.silverreefcasino.com
    8:00pm
  • Fundraising Garage Sale: A fundraising Spring Garage Sale for WeSNIP takes place from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am-2pm Sunday, at the former Crossroads Thrift Store, 4145 Guide Meridian #103. The sale happens again April 11-13. http://www.wesnip.com
    9:00am
  • 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
  • Volunteer Center Open House: Find out more about the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County at an Open House happening during the downtown Bellingham Art Walk from 5-8pm at 301 W. Holly St. In addition to learning more about volunteer opportunities that are available, there'll be art on display 734-3055 or http://www.whatcomvolunteer.org
    5:00pm
  • Best of the Fest: As part of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, attend an opening reception for the Anacortes Arts Festival's "Best of the Fest" fine art exhibition from 6-9pm at the town's Depot Arts Center, 611 R. Ave. The works by the 25-plus artists—who will show everything from paintings to sculpture, glass, jewelry, photographs and fiber art—can be seen from 11am-4pm through April 12. http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
    6:00pm
  • Art Walk: From 6-10pm, peruse a variety of art throughout downtown Bellingham as part of the monthly Art Walk. Entry is free and open to all. Get a full listing of participants at the website listed below. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • A Tale of Survival: Brian Payton reads from his new book of fiction, The Wind Is Not A River, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The "gripping tale of survival and epic love story" focuses on a husband and wife who are separated by war and reunite in Alaska.
    7:00pm
  • Chamber Music Concert: Flutist Lisa McCarthy, violinist Leslie Johnson, and pianist Carlin Ma will perform a variety duos and trios at a "Celebrate Spring" Chamber Music Concert at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Entry is $5 for students and $20 general. http://www.bellinghamchambermusic.org
    7:00pm

Saturday, April 5, 2014 (36 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off this week and continues through April 30 throughout the verdant valley. In addition to the hundreds of acres of blooming daffodils and tulips that will bloom according to Mother Nature through the month, there'll be street fairs, wine events, outdoor excursions, art displays, a home tour, live music, the "world's largest garage sale, a gala celebration, historic home tours, and much, much more. Go to the website to find out more. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Skagit Art Escape: Head south for the Skagit Art Escape every first Thursday through Saturday from April through October. The free art activities start this weekend and include a Mount Vernon Art Walks from 5-8pm Thursday through the downtown core, a Gallery Walk from 6-9pm Friday throughout Anacortes, and a First Saturday Art Walk from 5-8pm Saturday in Edison and La Conner. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.skagitvalleyartescape.com
    5:00pm
  • Les Miserables: Redemption and revolution will take center stage when Les Miserables continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday, 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday 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
    7:30pm
  • Pro Bull Riding Tour: More than 70 of the top bull riders in Lynden will congregate in Lynden this weekend for the Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. The riders will compete for up to $25,00 in prize money. Entry is $33-$48 and include after-show music and dancing in the beer garden. http://www.nwwafair.com
    7:30pm
  • Lynden Book Sale: Books, movies, audio books, CDs and things to eat will be sold at the Lynden Friends Book and Bake Sale happening from 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • RARE Expo: The annual Recycled Art and Resource Expo (RARE) will take place from 10am Friday to 5pm Saturday at a variety of venues in downtown Bellingham. The event—which celebrates creative reuse in the arts and other industries—will consist of green art, science, and design alternatives with a big focus on artists and their diverse works, educational workshops, exhibits, speakers, performances, and an expo hall full of business and artist booths with creative green goods and ideas. Check out the http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Scratchpad and Pulp Improv: Watch improv inspired by poetry, which is inspired by improv, when "Scratchpad" returns to the stage at 8pm shows through April at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, show up (or stick around) to view the fully improvised, Tarantino-inspired format, "Pulp Improv." Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Chippendales Forever Sexy Tour: Dancing, singing and raw sex appeal will be on full display when the number one male revue in the world, the Chippendales, bring their "Forever Sexy" tour to the area for shows at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Silver Reef Casino's Event Center, 4876 Haxton Way. Tickets are $25—they go fast, so don't delay in getting onboard for "the ultimate girls night out." http://www.silverreefcasino.com
    8:00pm
  • Fundraising Garage Sale: A fundraising Spring Garage Sale for WeSNIP takes place from 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am-2pm Sunday, at the former Crossroads Thrift Store, 4145 Guide Meridian #103. The sale happens again April 11-13. http://www.wesnip.com
    9:00am
  • Stamp & Coin Show: Attend the annual Stamp & Coin Show from 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday at Hampton Inn's Fox Hall, 3985 Bennett Dr. Entry is free. http://www.pnna.org
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Make It and Take It: Learn how to make shade containers at a "Make It and Take It" class at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. The class is free, and there will be special discounts for soil and plants (you can bring your own container). Please register in advance. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • La Boheme: Listen in on a live broadcast of the Met's production of Puccini's La Boheme starting at 9:55am at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $16-$23 and an additional viewing takes place April 20. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    9:55am
  • Dahlia Tuber Sale: More than 600 varieties will be available for perusal and purchase when the Whatcom County Dahlia Society hosts its annual Dahlia Tuber Sale from 10am-3pm at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. Entry is free. http://www.whatcomcountydahliasociety.org
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market Opening: Mayor Kelli Linville will help open the weekly Bellingham Farmers Market at the annual "tossing of the cabbage" at 10am at Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. New and returning vendors will be selling fresh produce and ready-to-eat goods, and there'll be live music, local crafts, copies of the new "Whatcom County Food & Farm Finder," and more. The market continues from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 20. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Historical Home Tour: Victorian homes, a church that is now a private residence, a Telephone Exchange Building, and more, will be part of Historic Home Tour being put on by the Skagit County Historical Museum taking place from 10am-5pm in the historic town of Edison. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the event. http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    10:00am
  • Veggie Gardening Primer: Learn how to successfully grow a wide variety of produce throughout the year—including how to get started, planning your plantings, managing your soil and fertility inputs and timing for succession harvests—at a free "Beginning Vegetable Gardening" workshop from 10:30am-12pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. Registration is not required. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    10:30am
  • For the Kids: Award-winning Lummi Island author and illustrator Nina Laden will talk about her three latest books for children—Once Upon a Memory, Peek-a-Zoo!, and Daddy Wrong Legs—at a kid-friendly event at 11am at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    11:00am
  • Native Weavers Show: Collect stunning traditional and contemporary Native artworks and learn about weaving techniques from Native weavers at today's Native Weavers Show, Sale and Demo from 11am-2pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    11:00am
  • Kulshan Brewery Anniversary Party: Attend a two-year Anniversary Party from 11am-9pm at Kulshan Brewing Company, 2238 James St. In addition to the variety of beers on tap, there'll be Paella from Paellaworks, chocolate ale pairings from Evolve Truffle Company, live music by Rattletrap Ruckus and Barred Rock Hens, and more. http://www.kulshanbrewery.com
    11:00am
  • Open House & Grand Opening: Check out Harper & I's new studio at a Grand Opening and Open House from 12-3pm at 209 Prospect St., suite #4. A short dance performance by faculty will take place at 1pm, and refreshments will be provided throughout. Entry is free. http://www.harperandi.com
    12:00pm
  • Traditional Jazz: Bob Storms’ Dixieland All Stars 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-$12. 734-2973 or http://www.btjs.webs.com
    2:00pm
  • Wonders of Whatcom: Attend a free "Wonders of Whatcom: WWU Music Library" presentation at 2:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All are welcome. 778-7230
    2:30pm
  • Draw, Stitch, Burn Reception: An opening reception Eve Deisher and Lanny Bergner's "Draw, Stitch and Burn" exhibit happens from 5-8pm at La Conner's Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial St. Both Deisher and Bergner present highly inventive work made or even conjured out of intensive manipulation and sensitivity to materials. See the exhibit through May 18. http://www.gallerycygnus.com
    5:00pm
  • Dedrick Ward Reception: New works by prominent Skagit Valley painter Dedrick Ward can be seen at an opening reception from 5-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The works, which are comprised of Northwest skies and the reflected mists and lights, can be viewed through April 27. http://www.smithandvallee.com
    5:00pm
  • Line Dancing Classes: Western Line Dancing classes are offered at 6pm (beginners) and 7pm (intermediates) every Friday night at Lynden’s Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is needed. Cost is $5 per class. 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Art in Bloom: Live and silent auctions will be part of tonight's "Art in Bloom: An Evening in Color" fundraiser from 6-9pm in Anacortes at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. Tickets are $40 and include a light dinner, two drink tickets, discounts for purchases and more. Proceeds support youth cultural art through a partnership with the Anacortes School District. http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
    6:00pm
  • Spring Bingo Blitz: A fundraising "Spring Bingo Blitz" happens from 6-9pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Entry is $20 and includes cards, snacks, beverages and door prize tickets. 733-4030
    6:00pm
  • Garrett Hendricks: Listen to live music by Garret Hendricks of Garrett and the Sheriffs from 6:30-8pm at the piano lounge at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:30pm
  • Ghost Hunting Class: Two paranormal investigators from BOOO (Bellingham Observers of the Odd and Obscure) will lead a Ghost Hunting Glass starting at 6:30pm at the Bureau of Historical Investigation, 217 W. Holly St. The investigation location will be given upon registration. Entry is $30, and the class takes place until midnight. http://www.ghosthuntclass.wix.com
    6:30pm
  • Celtic Concert: Len Graham, one of Ireland's best known traditional singers, will perform with Brían Ó hAirt, the lead singer for Bua, at a Celtic music concert at 7pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Dancing and storytelling will also be a part of the evening's festivities. Entry is $15 at the door. http://www.storyandsong.com
    7:00pm
  • Group Poetry Reading: Local poets Heather Curtis (Upon Waking), Shannon Laws (Madrona Grove), and Jennifer Bullis (Impossible Lessons) share pieces from their respective collections at a group reading at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Peter Pan: Lyric Light Opera tells the story of a boy who just can't grow up when they conclude 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. http://www.mcintryehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Seattle Children’s Chorus: A variety of choral works can be heard when the Seattle Children's Chorus choirs Camerata and Coro Vivo perform at 7:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. This is the first Bellingham appearance for this choir. Entry is by donation. http://www.seattlechildrenschorus.org
    7:30pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Vancouver B.C.'s Grupa Dunbarov will present Bulgarian and Macedonian music at the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers' monthly First Saturday Dance Party from 7:30-10pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner or experience is necessary. Suggested donation is $15. 380-0456
    7:30pm
  • Los Habaneros: Latin rhythms will be in full force when the Cuban band, Los Habaneros, performs at 9pm at the BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Lessons in Salsa and other Latin rhythms will be provided by Rumba Northwest throughout the evening, and beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. 595-7369 or http://www.brownpapertickets.com
    9:00pm

 

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