Week of Sunday, April 27, 2014
(113 events)

Sunday, April 27, 2014 (21 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
  • Les Miserables: Redemption and revolution will take center stage when Les Miserables concludes this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M. Ave. Tickets to the award-winning musical are $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Western Washington University's Department of Music, along with the Department of Theater and Dance, team up to present musically enhanced showings of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Members of the Whatcom Symphony will also take part. Tickets are $10-$16. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Leading Ladies: Watch what happens when two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors try to scam an old lady out of her money at Leading Ladies performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, in Everson at the Nooksack Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets are $8. Additional showings happen May 1-4. http://www.nooksackschools.org
    7:00pm
  • Tulip Festival Street Fair: Hundreds of arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment, food court offerings and much, much more will be part of the 30th annual Tulip Festival Street Fair happening from 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday, on downtown Mount Vernon's First Street. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.mountvernondowntown.org
    10:00am
  • Linuxfest Northwest: Linux and open source experts and aficionados will share their experience and enthusiasm with a wide variety of free and open source technologies at the annual "LinuxFest Northwest" from 9:30am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Bellingham Technical College, 3000 Lindbergh Ave. Entry is free. http://www.linuxfestnorthwest.org
    9:30am
  • Art of Gardening: Art and garden vendors, exhibitors, garden activities for kids, landscaping inspiration, live music, displays and much more will be part of the "Art of Gardening" from 10am-4pm Saturday and 10am-3pm Sunday in Anacortes at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    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
  • Pooch Scoot: Raise funds for Animals as Natural Therapy by taking part in today's "Fairhaven Pooch Scoot" 5K Walk/Run starting at 9am at Fairhaven Fitness, 800 McKenzie Ave. Entry is $30 per person (includes one dog), and $5 per additional dog (you can also run without a dog, by the way). http://www.bellinghamtennis.com
    9:00am
  • Dan Harris Challenge: As part of today's Dirty Dan Festival in Fairhaven, paddlers can get out on the water as part of the "Dan Harris Challenge" starting at 10am at Boulevard Park. Prizes and awards will take place after the race. Entry is $25-$50. http://www.danharrischallenge.com
    10:00am
  • Stewart Mountain Hike: Join members of the Mount Baker Clubs for a hike up the Stewart Mountain Loop Trail today. Meet at 10am at Sunnyland Elementary to carpool. The event will be canceled if it's raining. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    10:00am
  • DIrty Dan Day: Attend the annual "Dirty Dan Days" Seafood Festival from 10am-4pm at the Fairhaven Village Green. As many as 10 local restaurant chefs will contribute gustatory goods to the ever-popular Chuckanut Chowder Cook-off, and there'll be music, food vendors, a cupcake eating contest, an uphill piano race, a beer and wine garden and more. Entry to the event is free. Tickets to sample the chowders are $10. http://www.fairhaven.com
    10:00am
  • Family Field Trip: Join Wild Whatcom Walks for a Family Field Trip from 10:30am-12pm at Ferndale's Tennant Lake Interpretive Center. "Underwater Insect Safari" will be the focus of today's excursion. Entry is $10 per person or $30 for a family of four. Please register in advance. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    10:30am
  • Comador Stewart Reception: A reception for Comador Stewart's "From My Hands to Yours" exhibit happens from 1-4pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. Demonstrations by the artist will also be part of the free fun. http://www.goodearthpots.com
    1:00pm
  • Spring Plant Walk: Join Whatcom Land Trust and the Washington Native Plant Society for a Spring Plant Walk from 1:30-3:30pm at Birch Bay's Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve Park (on Koehn Rd.). The free event will focus on a variety of habitats, with your expert guide introducing you to common trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants native to our area. No registration is required. 319-6988 or http://www.wnps.org
    1:30pm
  • Hair: If you've never seen the American tribal love-rock musical known as Hair, you can do so when the national tour of the acclaimed production stops by Bellingham for a 3pm show at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Songs such as "Aquarius," "Good Morning, Starshine," and "Easy to be Hard" can be heard—and that's just the beginning. Tickets are $20-$59. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    3:00pm
  • Bellingham Community Chorus: Uplifting folk tunes, Broadway hits, spirituals, world music and more can be heard when the Bellingham Community Chorus presents its Spring Concert at 3pm at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Entry is free (donations accepted). 303-3288
    3:00pm
  • Art of Jazz: New York vocalist Kendra Shank and Portland guitarist John Stowell will be joined by bassist Jeff Johnson and drummer Jud Sherwood at the Jazz Project's monthly "Art of Jazz" concert from 4-6:30pm at the BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Entry is $10-$16. http://www.jazzproject.org
    4:00pm
  • Ruthie Dornfeld, John Miller: Violinist Ruthie Dornfeld and guitarist John Miller will present a variety of music from around the world at a 7pm performance at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Entry will be $15 at the door. http://www.johnmillerguitar.com
    7:00pm
  • Sanford-Hill Piano Series: Critically acclaimed pianist Alexander Ghindin will perform as part of Western Washington University's Sanford-Hill Piano Series at 7:30pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $9-$25. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm

Monday, April 28, 2014 (9 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
  • Gear Grab: Students and community members can buy and sell used gear at a "Gear Grab" happening from 10am-5pm Monday through Wednesday at Western Washington University's Outdoor Center (located on the bottom floor of the Viking Union). 650-7532
    10:00am
  • Anne Feeney, Evan Greer: Celebrated folk musicians and activists Anne Feeney and Evan Greer will commemorate Workers' Memorial Day with a free noontime concert on the lawn of the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. At 7:30pm, they'll perform at the Union Center, 1700 N. State St. Suggested donation to that show is $10-$20. 647-1752 or http://www.evangreer.org
    12:00pm
  • Backpacking Basics: Trail etiquette, planning, preparation and gear will be discussed at a free "Backpacking Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • April in Paris: Chef Peter focuses on "April in Paris" menu items at a cooking 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
  • Green Readings: Former Washington State Poet Laureate Samuel Green will read from his new collection, All That Might Be Done, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. His wife, Sally, will also read from her first collection, Full Immersion. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Hilary Hahn: The Bellingham Festival of Musics hosts a concert of classic and original music with award-winning violinist Hillary Hahn at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. She'll be accompanied by pianist Cory Smythe. Tickets are $35-$45. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu or www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Alternative Library, 1417 Railroad Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation. http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A weekly open mic for comedians, “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 29, 2014 (6 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
  • Gear Grab: Students and community members can buy and sell used gear at a "Gear Grab" happening from 10am-5pm Monday through Wednesday at Western Washington University's Outdoor Center (located on the bottom floor of the Viking Union). 650-7532
    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
  • Noemi Ban Talks: Holocaust survivor Noemi Ban will share her story at public talks at 6pm Tuesday and Wednesday at Western Washington University's Arntzen Hall 100. Entry is free, but advance tickets are required, as Ban's talks often fill up fast. 650-4529 or http://www.wce.wwu.edu
    6:00pm
  • Spring Soups: Tomato bisque and French lentil soup will be among the offerings at a "Spring Soups for the Body and Soul" course with Karina Davidson from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $35. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Hemp Bound: Bestselling author and investigative journalist Doug Fine shares ideas and stories from his new book, Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.dougfine.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (11 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
  • Gear Grab: Students and community members can buy and sell used gear at a "Gear Grab" happening from 10am-5pm Monday through Wednesday at Western Washington University's Outdoor Center (located on the bottom floor of the Viking Union). 650-7532
    10:00am
  • Mayor’s Arts Awards: Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes will be among the recipients of the 35th annual Mayor's Arts Awards ceremony happening tonight at 5:30pm at Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The free event will also honor photographer Tore Ofteness, Bellingham Herald's Margaret Bikman, author Laurel Leigh, educator Jack Frymire, poet Shannon Laws, and former WSO president Becky Elmendorf. http://www.cob.org
    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
  • Asian Dinner Party: Chef Mary Ellen Carter and registered dietician Lisa Samuel will co-host an "Asian Dinner Party" class from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Downtown Bellingham Meeting: Representatives from the city, police department, and other organizations will be on hand to explain their roles in keeping downtown clean and appealing to the general public at a Downtown Meeting at 6pm at the Leopold, 1224 Cornwall Ave. All are invited to share ideas and explore ways we can all make downtown more beautiful. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Baker History: Authors John D'Onofrio and Todd Warger share stories and images from their new book, Mount Baker, at a "History of Mount Baker" presentation at 6:30pm at Everson McBeath Public Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Images and stories will be part of the free event. http://www.wcls.org
    6:30pm
  • Andy Cohen: Virtuoso folk and blues guitarist Andy Cohen will be joined by Mark Ross and Chico Schwall for a 7pm gig at Bellingham's Beth Israel Synagogue, 2200 Broadway. The trio will play a blend of acoustic music spanning Jewish and folk traditions in a string band format. Entry is by donation. 733-8890
    7:00pm
  • Geography of Peril: Former Bellingham resident Mitch Evich reads from A Geography of Peril: Essays About Growing Up in the Northwest 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

Thursday, May 1, 2014 (11 events)

  • Appel Farms Cheese Shop Opening: Free ice cream floats, drawings, giveaways, specials and tastings of lots of fresh cheese samples will be part of a Gran Opening happening from 6am-7pm Thursday through Saturday at Ferndale's new Appel Farms Cheese Shop, 6605 Northwest Rd. The Cheese Shop features the Appel's full array of cheeses, as well as other cheeses from local farms. (360) 312-1431
    6:00am
  • The Mouse That Roared: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild kicks off The Mouse That Roared performances this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front. St. Tickets to the "hilarious, rib-tickling comedy" are $8-$12, and additional shows happen weekends through May 18. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Leading Ladies: Watch what happens when two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors try to scam an old lady out of her money at Leading Ladies performances at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, in Everson at the Nooksack Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets are $8. http://www.nooksackschools.org
    7:00pm
  • Mount Vernon Art Walk: The First Thursday Art Walk happens from 5-8pm throughout downtown Mount Vernon. As part of the monthly event, six panels painted by Cathy Schoenberg will be permanently installed in the upper story windows in the alley north of Pine Square. http://www.mountvernondowntown.org
    5:00am
  • Historical Brown Bag: "The Grand Lady of Mt. Baker" will be the focus of a Brown Bag presentation with historian Michael Impero at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation to learn more about the Mt. Baker Lodge is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Jansen Reception: View paintings by Laurie Potter, works by ceramics students, photography by John D'Onofrio, and ceramic vessels by Brian O''Neill an an opening reception from 6-8pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:00pm
  • Healthy Eating: Registered dietician Lisa Samuel leads a "No Diet Weight Loss" class from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. You’ll learn specific strategies for achieving a healthy weight by eating real, whole foods and learning mindful eating techniques. Entry is $15. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:30pm
  • Nick Bantock: Griffin and Sabine author Nick Bantock returns to Bellingham to share his new book, The Trickster's Hat: A Mischievous Apprenticeship in Creativity, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.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
  • 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, May 2, 2014 (22 events)

  • Appel Farms Cheese Shop Opening: Free ice cream floats, drawings, giveaways, specials and tastings of lots of fresh cheese samples will be part of a Gran Opening happening from 6am-7pm Thursday through Saturday at Ferndale's new Appel Farms Cheese Shop, 6605 Northwest Rd. The Cheese Shop features the Appel's full array of cheeses, as well as other cheeses from local farms. (360) 312-1431
    6:00am
  • The Mouse That Roared: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild kicks off The Mouse That Roared performances this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front. St. Tickets to the "hilarious, rib-tickling comedy" are $8-$12, and additional shows happen weekends through May 18. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Leading Ladies: Watch what happens when two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors try to scam an old lady out of her money at Leading Ladies performances at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, in Everson at the Nooksack Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets are $8. http://www.nooksackschools.org
    7:00pm
  • The Outsiders: Beloved characters such as Pony Boy, Soda Pop, Dallas, and Two Bit come to life when META Performing Arts presents performances of The Outsiders at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $16. Additional showings happen May 8-11 and 23-24. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Ryan Stiles & Friends: Comedic improv genius and top-tier "Bellebrity" Ryan Stiles will take the stage for "Ryan & Friends" performances at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theater, 1208 Bay St. Upfront MainStage members will join the Whose Line Is It Anyway? alum. Tickets are $25. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Dancing Through Wonderland: Pros and amateurs will perform when the Bellingham Dance Company presents "Dancing Through Wonderland" at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The storytelling-based shows will feature performers from five different dance companies in Bellingham. Tickets are $7-$13. http://www.bellinghamdancecompany.com
    7:30pm
  • Cabaret: Collaborative, experimental performances featuring dance, theater, song, poetry and improvisation can be seen when WWU's Department of Theatre and Dance presents "Cabaret" performances at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the school's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $4. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    8:00pm
  • Go, Dog. Go!: The Neighborhood Playhouse presents the "rollicking, musical free-for-all" known as Go, Dog. Go! at 7pm Friday, 2pm Saturday, and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets to the dog party are $8-$10 (VIP tix are available for $25) and additional showings happen May 9-10. http://www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • First Thursday Art Walk: The First Thursday Art Walk happens from 5-8pm throughout downtown Mount Vernon. As part of the monthly event, six panels painted by Cathy Schoenberg will be permanently installed in the upper story windows in the alley north of Pine Square. http://www.mountvernondowntown.org
    5:00pm
  • Oso Fundraiser: A fundraiser for the victims of the Oso landslide will be held from 5-9pm at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 W. Holly St. Local beers on draft, food, live music, raffle prizes and a silent auction will be part of the event—and all proceeds will go to the Red Cross "Oso Mudslide Relief Fund." 752-3377 or http://www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com
    5:00pm
  • WSO Dress Rehearsal: The Whatcom Symphony Orchestra will present a rehearsal of Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony" at 6pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. This informal event is a great opportunity for those who cannot attend the Sunday performance, or newer symphony audiences looking to explore one of the best-known works in classical music. Tickets are $10. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    6:00pm
  • Speer Retrospective: View 108 small works reflecting Whatcom County artist Ken Speer's life experiences at an opening reception starting at 6pm at the Bookfare Cafe inside Village Books, 1200 11th St. The art include sbook covers, poems, sketches and posters, as well as landscapes. http://www.bookfarecafe.com
    6:00pm
  • HIGFOM Benefit Concert: Konscious and other local artists will perform at a HigFOM Benefit Concert at 6pm at Western Washington University's Viking Union Multipurpose Room. All proceeds will be donated to the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth. http://www.wwu.edu
    6:00pm
  • Gallery Walk: Stroll the streets in search of visual treats at the monthly Gallery Walk happening from 6-9pm throughout downtown Anacortes. Entry is free and open to tall. http://www.anacortesart.com
    6:00pm
  • Children’s Art Walk: From 6-9pm, galleries and businesses throughout downtown Bellingham will highlight the works of Whatcom County schoolchildren as part of the annual Children's Art Art Walk. In many cases, the art will be on display in windows throughout the month. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Magic & Comedy Show: View "The Magic of Elliott" at 7pm at Anacortes High School's Brodniak Hall, 1600 20th St. Tickets to see the comedy and magic show by the young performer are $8. Proceeds benefit the Class of 2016 Grad Night. http://www.elliotthofferth.com
    7:00pm
  • Whatcom Girls Chorus: Attend a Spring Concert with the Whatcom Girls Chorus at 7pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. Entry is by donation. http://www.whatcomgirlschorus.com
    7:00pm
  • Literature and Lives: "The World in Washington: An Exploration of Literature and Our Lives" will be the focus of a free Humanities Washington Speaker Series presentation with Shawn Wong at 7pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Wong will explore how a work of fiction is made. 778-7236
    7:00pm
  • Couples Reading: Real-life couple Stan Sanvel Rubin and Judith Kitchen read from their respective books—There. Here. (a poetry collection) and The Circus Train (an essay of novella length)—at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Love Songs: Soprano Wendy Donaghy and pianist Terhi Miikki-Broersma present "How Beautiful: A Collection of Treasured Wedding and Love Songs" at 7:30pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Tickets are $10. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    7:30pm
  • Salish Sea Early Music Festival: "Simphonie: Trio Sonatas from the Baroque" will be the focus of a Salish Sea Early Music Festival concert at 7:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright, viola master Susie Napper, and baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan will take part. Suggested donation is $15-$20. http://www.salishseafestival.org
    7:30pm

Saturday, May 3, 2014 (39 events)

  • Appel Farms Cheese Shop Opening: Free ice cream floats, drawings, giveaways, specials and tastings of lots of fresh cheese samples will be part of a Gran Opening happening from 6am-7pm Thursday through Saturday at Ferndale's new Appel Farms Cheese Shop, 6605 Northwest Rd. The Cheese Shop features the Appel's full array of cheeses, as well as other cheeses from local farms. (360) 312-1431
    6:00am
  • The Mouse That Roared: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild kicks off The Mouse That Roared performances this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front. St. Tickets to the "hilarious, rib-tickling comedy" are $8-$12, and additional shows happen weekends through May 18. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Leading Ladies: Watch what happens when two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors try to scam an old lady out of her money at Leading Ladies performances at 7pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, in Everson at the Nooksack Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets are $8. http://www.nooksackschools.org
    7:00pm
  • The Outsiders: Beloved characters such as Pony Boy, Soda Pop, Dallas, and Two Bit come to life when META Performing Arts presents performances of The Outsiders at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $16. Additional showings happen May 8-11 and 23-24. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Ryan Stiles & Friends: Comedic improv genius and top-tier "Bellebrity" Ryan Stiles will take the stage for "Ryan & Friends" performances at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theater, 1208 Bay St. Upfront MainStage members will join the Whose Line Is It Anyway? alum. Tickets are $25. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Dancing Through Wonderland: Pros and amateurs will perform when the Bellingham Dance Company presents "Dancing Through Wonderland" at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The storytelling-based shows will feature performers from five different dance companies in Bellingham. Tickets are $7-$13. http://www.bellinghamdancecompany.com
    7:30pm
  • Cabaret: Collaborative, experimental performances featuring dance, theater, song, poetry and improvisation can be seen when WWU's Department of Theatre and Dance presents "Cabaret" performances at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the school's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $4. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    8:00pm
  • Go, Dog. Go!: The Neighborhood Playhouse presents the "rollicking, musical free-for-all" known as Go, Dog. Go! at 7pm Friday, 2pm Saturday, and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets to the dog party are $8-$10 (VIP tix are available for $25) and additional showings happen May 9-10. http://www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net
    7:00pm
  • Rare Plant Sale: Peruse and purchase a wide de variety of unique, reasonably-priced, ridiculously cool garden perennials, hostas, dahlias, agaves, trees and shrubs at an annual Spring Rare Plant Benefit Sale from 9am-5pm at 1685 Grandview Place—a private residence in Ferndale. (206) 329-6244
    9:00am
  • Printmaking Workshp: Kris Eskstrand Molesworth leads a "Monotype Printmaking" workshop from 10am-4pm at Bow's Harmony Fields, 7465 THomas Rd. The class is open to all levels. Cost is $95, with a materials fee of $10. http://www.hfproduce.com
    10:00am
  • Boaters Swap Meet: As part of Opening Day of boating season in the Pacific Northwest, the Corinthian Yacht Club will host the 10th annual Boaters' Swap Meet from 7-11am in the parking lot of the Squalicum Yacht Club, 2633 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Sellers who want to take part can make a $5 donation. 733-4097
    7:00am
  • Boating Breakfast: Attend a Benefit Breakfast from 7-11am as part of Opening Day at the Squalcium Yacht Club, 2633 Harbor Loop Dr. Everyone is invited to enjoy eggs, pancakes, sausage, and drinks. Suggested donation is $5 per person; proceeds benefit the Food Bank and Homeport Learning Center. http://www.squalicumyc.org
    7:00am
  • 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
  • Haggen to Haggen 5K: The annual "Haggen to Haggen 5K Run & Walk" begins at 8am at the Sehome Village Haggen store and ends at the Meridian Haggen store. Shuttle buses will be provided at the finish line. The $7-$10 entry fee supports the GBRC's scholarship funding. http://www.haggen.com
    8:00am
  • Birchwood Club Plant Sale: Perennials, annuals, veggie starts and speciality plants will be available at the Birchwood Garden Club's 22nd annual Plant Sale from 9am-12pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
    9:00am
  • Trinkets and Treasures Spring Show: A garage sale, performers, craft vendors, a bake sale and more will be part of today's "Trinkets and Treasures" Spring Show from 9am-5pm at the gymnasium at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Admission is free. Monies raised will benefit the school's band uniform fund drive. 384-2792
    9:00am
  • Bridge of Aloha Festival: Head to paradise via Northwest Hawaii Ohana's "Bridge of Aloha" Festival happening from 10am-7pm at the Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. Live music, hula and Polynesian dances, Hawaiian food, activities for kids, arts and crafts vendor booths and more will be part of the fun. Entry is $5-$7. http://www.bridgeofaloha.webs.com
    9:00am
  • Have a Heart Run: Gather a group of family and friends and create a team for the annual "Have a Heart" 5K and 10K runs and 2K walk starting at 9:30am at Mount Vernon's Edgewater Park. Entry fees are $30; funds raised benefit Community Action of Skagit County. http://www.haveaheartrun.org
    9:30am
  • Ferndale Public Market: Drop by the Ferndale Public Market from 10am-3pm at the city's Centennial River Walk, 5667 First Ave. The market continues Saturdays through the summer. http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
    10:00am
  • Musical Open House: Kids ages 7 and older can explore the wonders of playing the piano at an Open House from 10am-12pm at the Discovery Music Academy inside Piper Music, 2512 Meridian St. Piano teacher Mary Walby will be on hand to answer questions. http://www.discoverymusicacademy.com
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: Attend the weekly Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 20 at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. New and returning vendors will be selling fresh produce and ready-to-eat goods, local crafts, and more. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • WAKE Demo Day: The Whatcom Association of Kayak Enthusiasts will its annual "WAKE Demo Day and Gear Swap" from 10am-4pm at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. View and demo the latest in kayaks and related equipment, and buy or sell related gear. Entry is free. There will be a $5 charge to demo boats. http://www.wakekayak.org
    10:00am
  • Backyard Habitat & Flora Fair: The annual "Backyard Habitat & Native Flora Fair" happens from 10am-4pm at the Fairhaven Village Green and beyond. Attendees can learn how to make their yards, school yards or businesses landscapes wildlife-friendly. There'll also be a Native Plant Sale, experts who can answer gardening questions, Padden Lagoon walks with members of the Washington Native Plant Society and North Cascades Audubon, and more. http://www.fairhaven.com
    10:00am
  • BUG Jam: Join the Bellingham Ukulele Group for a BUG Jam from 3-5pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. A beginner's workshop begins at 2pm. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    2:00pm
  • Wonders of Whatcom: "Mt. Baker Scenic Highway" will be the focus of today's "Wonders of Whatcom" presentation at 2:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. The free event will focus on  the beautiful views, historical gems, overlooked artifacts, geological wonders, little known facts, out of the way destinations and other exciting marvels of our nearby geological wonder. 778-7230
    2:30pm
  • Boat Parade: La Conner's Swinomish Yacht Club will host an Opening Day Boat Parade starting at 3pm and continuing along the town's historical business district in the Swinomish Channel. Admission to take part is free. http://www.swinomishyachtclub.org
    3:00pm
  • Procession of the Species: Dress up as your favorite animal or other fantastical plant-based creature (among other things) at the 11th annual Procession of the Species, which begins at 3:30pm on the lawn at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. The free community event operates under three simple rules: no words written or spoken, no live animals and no motorized vehicles. Following the parade, gather at Maritime Heritage Park for closing activities. http://www.bpots.org
    3:30pm
  • Find Momo: Photographer Andrew Knapp shares stories and images from Find Momo: A Photography Book at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Knapp will be joined by his border collie, Momo, who likes to play hide-and-seek—a trait that led to the making of the book. http://www.gofindmomo.com
    4:00pm
  • Reiterations Opening: An opening reception for Sedro-Woolley painter Becky Fletcher's "Reiterations" happens from 5-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The exhibit will also include stunning new ceramics by Lopez Island sculptor Jeffrey Hanks. See it through June 1. http://www.smithandvalleegallery.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
  • Blues Skies Fundraiser: Blue Skies for Children will host its 7th annual "Casino Night" fundraiser from 6:30-9:30pm at the Lakeway Inn, 714 Lakeway Dr. Tickets are $50 and include mock casino games, music, apps, raffles and end-of-night gaming prizes. http://www.blueskiesforchildren.org
    6:30pm
  • Chamber Music Concert: Join mezzo soprano Katie Weld, violist Leslie Johnson, and pianist Milica Jelaca Jovanovic for Bellingham Chamber Music Society's "Liederfest" concert at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Music by Brahms and Schubert will be on the musical menu. Tickets are $5 for students and $20 general. http://www.bellinghamchambermusic.org
    7:00pm
  • Benefit Concert: Nashville songwriter Shauna Rae Samograd, local musician Sharon Mayson, and other band members will present original songs and American-style cover songs at a Benefit Concert for the Boys & Girls Club at 7pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Entry will be $12 in advance and $15 at the door. 306-0661 or http://www.brownpapertickets.com
    7:00pm
  • Tightwads on the Loose: Traveler and author Wendy Hinman shares stories and images from Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven-Year Pacific Odyssey at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The autobiographical novel features stories from Hinman and her husband's seven-year sailing adventure aboard a "too-small" boat. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Tasty Treats: Join Lynden Kiwanis for a "Celebration of Tasty Treats and Culture" from 7-10pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The event will feature wine, spirits, chocolate, cheese, fine art and piano music by John Mutchler. Admission is $25. http://www.lyndenkiwanis.com
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Valley Chorale: Performers from Skagit, Whatcom, Island, and Snohomish counties will take part in the Skagit Valley Chorale's annual "Celebrating in Song" shows at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $16-$25. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Kafana Republik will provide live music at the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers' monthly Folk Dance Party from 7:30-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $15. 380-0456
    7:30pm
  • Ira Glass: Public radio guru Ira Glass brings his talents to Bellingham for a show at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The creator and host of the critically acclaimed program, "This American Life," offers an exclusive inside-look at his hugely popular program, and how it’s put together. In other words, expect both education and entertainment. Tickets are $20-$55. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Sacred Bass Session: "Evergreen" will be the theme of the monthly "Sacred Bass Session" starting at 8pm at Bellingham's Eagle's Hall, 1125 N. Forest St. In addition to electronic music by Rob Noble, DJ Urn, and Jedi Training Camp, there'll be yoga, light and multimedia installations, dancing and more. Entry is $12 in advance and $15 at the door. http://www.sacredbass.org
    8:00pm

 

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