Week of Sunday, June 1, 2014
(110 events)

Sunday, June 1, 2014 (16 events)

  • 50 Heartbreaks: View a two-woman dance-theater show about heartbreak and Ukrainian history, 50 Heartbreaks (And I'm Still In Love with YOUkraine), at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, 1:30pm Saturday, and 7:30pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Expect kitschy dances set to 1960s breakup songs, mournful Ukrainian ballads sung live, old family photos, gruesome history lessons, and more. Tickets are $10-$20 at the door, or through Brown Paper Tickets. http://www.brownpapertickets.com
    7:30pm
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Three Rivers Educational Cooperative will present an abridged version of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at 6:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $5 for kids, $10 general, or $25 per family (two adults and two kids). http://www.threeriverscooperative.org
    6:30pm
  • You Can’t Take It With You: The comedic You Can't Take It With You opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen weekends through June 21. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bayshore Symphony: "Spring Adventures" will be the theme of a Bayshore Symphony concert at 7:30pm Saturday at Mount Vernon's St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 415 18th St. The ensemble will also perform at 3pm Sunday at Bellingham's Central Lutheran Church, 925 N. Forest St. Suggested donation for both concerts is $10. http://www.bayshoremusicproject.com
    7:30pm
  • San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour: Thirteen working creative spaces featuring 39 artists will be open for public perusal as part of the 23rd annual San Juan Island Artists' Studio Tour happening from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout the lovely island. The free, self-guided tour celebrates the way the island artists work and live. Check the website for a full listing of participants. http://www.sanjuanlislandartists.com
    10:00am
  • ACT Auditions: Adults can audition for upcoming performances of the comedic play Lend Me a Tenor at 2pm Saturday and 6pm Sunday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Auditions materials are available at the ACT office. http://www.acttheatre.com
    2:00pm
  • Bear Awareness Week: Avellino, Annie Pizza, Boundary Bay Brewery, Everybody's Store, Rudy's Pizzeria, Birdsview Brewery, Concrete Theater, Marblemount Diner, and 5b's Bakery will be among the businesses celebrating Bear Awareness Week with food and rink specials (honey bear latte, bearylicious shake, mama and papa bear pizzas, etc.) through June 7. See the website listed here for a full listing of participants, and other activities. http://www.westernwildlife.org
    8:00am
  • 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
  • Community Breakfast: Meet and greet with local politicians as they seve you pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage and more at the monthly Community Breakfast from 8am-1pm at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry is $2 for kids and $5 for adults. FYI: This is the last breakfast until September. 739-9605
    8:00am
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mt. Baker Bike Club for the weekly “Rabbit Ride” starting at 8:30am at Fairhaven Bike & Ski, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route sees riders heading down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. 733-4433 or http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • Silhouette Artist Kerry Cook: Appointments are now being taken for sessions with master silhouette artist Kerry Cook from 11am-3pm at Fairhaven Toy Garden, 1147 11th St. The cost to get your own hand-cut, finely detailed profile portrait is $25 for the original and $10 for each additional one-cut. (360) 714-8552
    11:00am
  • Dance Auditions: Auditions will be held for The Day Boy and the Night Girl at 12pm at La Vida Dance Studio, 1417 Cornwall Ave. Dancers for the upcoming full-length multimedia show—which will be performed at iDiOM Theater next winter—will be required to perform both onstage and in filmed pieces. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    12:00pm
  • Ukrainian Singing Workshop: Nadia Tarnawksy leads a "Ukrainian Singing" workshop from 1-3pm in Bellingham (the location will be revealed after registration). No experience is necessary. Entry is on a sliding scale. (206) 722-2524 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    1:00pm
  • Printmaking Pariculars: "Everything You Wanted to Know About Printmaking (But Were Afraid to Ask)" will be the focus of a presentation with Dillon Gisch (Director of Antique and Modern Works on Paper) and Miranda K. Metcalf (Director of Contemporary Works of Paper at Davidson Galleries in Seattle) at 2pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 122 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    2:00pm
  • Uke workshop and concert: Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) founder Daphne "Ruby" Roubini leads a "Uke Can Free Your Voice" singing workshop at 2pm at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. At 3:30pm, Ruby and Smith will perform. Entry is $10 for the concert, $25 for both the workshop and the concert. http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    2:00pm
  • Whatcom Chorale’s Spring Concert: "Songs of Peace and Harmony" will be the focus of Whatcom Chorale's Spring Concert at 3pm at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Discover the traditional made new again with works by Alice Parker and Brahms, and Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory's "Hope for Resolution." Tickets are $5-$20. http://www.whatcomchorale.org
    3:00pm

Monday, June 2, 2014 (5 events)

  • Adult Summer Reading Demos: Learn more about the new online reading program for adults at "Summer Reading for Adults" demos at 5pm Monday and Tuesday and noon Wednesday through Friday at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Demo participants will get a special gift for attending (while supplies last). 778-7230 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    5:00pm
  • Bear Awareness Week: Avellino, Annie Pizza, Boundary Bay Brewery, Everybody's Store, Rudy's Pizzeria, Birdsview Brewery, Concrete Theater, Marblemount Diner, and 5b's Bakery will be among the businesses celebrating Bear Awareness Week with food and rink specials (honey bear latte, bearylicious shake, mama and papa bear pizzas, etc.) through June 7. See the website listed here for a full listing of participants, and other activities. http://www.westernwildlife.org
    8:00am
  • MVHS Choirs: Varied choral works can be heard when the award-winning Mount Vernon High School choirs perform at 4pm and 7pm at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $3-$8. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    4:00pm
  • 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. 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, June 3, 2014 (7 events)

  • Adult Summer Reading Demos: Learn more about the new online reading program for adults at "Summer Reading for Adults" demos at 5pm Monday and Tuesday and noon Wednesday through Friday at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Demo participants will get a special gift for attending (while supplies last). 778-7230 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    5:00pm
  • Bear Awareness Week: Avellino, Annie Pizza, Boundary Bay Brewery, Everybody's Store, Rudy's Pizzeria, Birdsview Brewery, Concrete Theater, Marblemount Diner, and 5b's Bakery will be among the businesses celebrating Bear Awareness Week with food and rink specials (honey bear latte, bearylicious shake, mama and papa bear pizzas, etc.) through June 7. See the website listed here for a full listing of participants, and other activities. http://www.westernwildlife.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
  • Green Schools Summit: School administrators, teachers, green building pros, students and parents can take part in the inaugural Whatcom County Green Schools Summit from 5:30-7pm at Broadway Hall, 1300 Broadway. "Sparking Healthy Learning Environments" will be the focus of the event. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    5:30pm
  • Paddling Ross Lake: Patrick Kennedy leads a "Paddling Ross Lake" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Attendees will learn what to expect, how to prepare, and favorite spots of REI staff members. Register in advance for the free event. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Writing Group MEeting: All are welcome at tonight's Nonfiction & Memoir Writing Group meeting from 6:15-8:15pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The group—which critiques aloud and through written notes—meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. 671-2626
    6:15pm
  • Springtime in Paris: Karina Davidson leads a "Springtime in Paris" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39; a $7 wine option is payable at class. 383-3200
    6:30pm

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 (11 events)

  • Adult Summer Reading Demos: Learn more about the new online reading program for adults at "Summer Reading for Adults" demos at 5pm Monday and Tuesday and noon Wednesday through Friday at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Demo participants will get a special gift for attending (while supplies last). 778-7230 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    5:00pm
  • Bear Awareness Week: Avellino, Annie Pizza, Boundary Bay Brewery, Everybody's Store, Rudy's Pizzeria, Birdsview Brewery, Concrete Theater, Marblemount Diner, and 5b's Bakery will be among the businesses celebrating Bear Awareness Week with food and rink specials (honey bear latte, bearylicious shake, mama and papa bear pizzas, etc.) through June 7. See the website listed here for a full listing of participants, and other activities. http://www.westernwildlife.org
    8:00am
  • Bellingham Music Club Concert: Millie & the Mentshn will play Jewish dance tunes and songs at a free Bellingham Music Club concert at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
    10:30am
  • Wednesday Market: Local fruits and vegetables, diverse handcrafted works and ready-to-eat items will be available when the Bellingham Farmers Market begins its Wednesday Market today from 12-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. (behind Village Books). The market continues weekly through Sept. 24, and includes music from 2:30-4:30pm. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    12:00pm
  • Green Drinks: Network with likeminded environmentally aware community members at the monthly Green Drinks gathering from 5-7pm at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. While you're there, check out the fleet of boats, meet the staff and learn about the center's classes and tours. http://www.re-sources.org
    5:00pm
  • GROUP RIDE: The Mt. Baker Bike Club hosts a Group Ride starting every Wednesday at 6pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Be prepared to ride for 30 miles at a race/training pace, and regroup at the brewery following the excursion. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    6:00pm
  • Evening Epic Run: A weekly “Evening Epic Run” begins at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The strenuous runs are 1.5-2 hours in length on hilly terrain with experienced trail runners. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Overnight Biking: "Planning Your Overnight Bicycle Tour" will be the focus of a presentation with Roger Ames at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Learn how to select routes, pack your bike, and make your ride as comfortable as possible. Entry is free. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Horticultural Society Talk: Garden designer Nita-Jo Rountree will join the Whatcom Horticultural Society to present "Amazing Annuals: Big Bang for the Bucks" at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. You'll learn how to combine plantings of annuals in borders and containers to get that picture-perfect look using money- saving methods. Entry is $7 for members, $10 general. http://www.whatcomhortsociety.org
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm
  • Mike Allen Quartet: The Jazz Project and WWU Jazz team up to present the monthly Mike Allen Quartet Jazz Series concert at 7:30pm at the BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $8-$10 (free for students under 18 with ID). http://www.jazzproject.org
    7:30pm

Thursday, June 5, 2014 (14 events)

  • Adult Summer Reading Demos: Learn more about the new online reading program for adults at "Summer Reading for Adults" demos at 5pm Monday and Tuesday and noon Wednesday through Friday at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Demo participants will get a special gift for attending (while supplies last). 778-7230 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    5:00pm
  • You Can’t Take It With You: The comedic You Can't Take It With You continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen weekends through June 21. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bear Awareness Week: Avellino, Annie Pizza, Boundary Bay Brewery, Everybody's Store, Rudy's Pizzeria, Birdsview Brewery, Concrete Theater, Marblemount Diner, and 5b's Bakery will be among the businesses celebrating Bear Awareness Week with food and rink specials (honey bear latte, bearylicious shake, mama and papa bear pizzas, etc.) through June 7. See the website listed here for a full listing of participants, and other activities. http://www.westernwildlife.org
    8:00am
  • Superposition Opening Performance: Opening performances for "Superposition: Merging Narratives Past and Present" take place from 12-1pm Thursday and 9-10am the following Monday at the Wilson Library on the WWU campus. The performances revolve around selected images from the show, and will be followed by conversations abut the work performed. The exhibit—which features 40 images from the gallery's collection that tell stories and offer narratives of historical and fictional events—shows through July 30. http://www.wwu.edu
    12:00pm
  • Birding 101: Learn the basics of identifying birds, where to find them, birding etiquette, and using binoculars and field guides when birder and photographer Ken Salzman leads a "Birding 101" Brown Bag presentation at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Attend 'Birding 102" on Thurs., June 19. Suggested donation for each event is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Solar Social: Mingle with fellow solar enthusiasts, speak to local energy experts, check out electric vehicles and and enter to win prizes at a "Solar Social" from 4:30-6:30pm at Western Solar, 315 E. Champion St. Entry is free. http://www.westernsolarinc.com
    4:30pm
  • Mount Vernon Art Walk: A "Plein Air Paint Out" will be part of the monthly Art Walk happening from 5-8pm throughout Mount Vernon. Additionally, more than than 17 venues will feature work by some of the area's most prestigious artists. Entry is free. http://www.mountvernondowntown.org
    5:00pm
  • Handbags for Housing: Fashion shows featuring wares from more than 10 local boutiques, wine and beer tastings, appetizers, a handbag and accessory bazaar and much more will be part of the "Handbags for Housing" Lydia Place fundraiser from 5:30-8:30pm at Bellingham's Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Entry is $25-$40. http://www.lydiaplace.org
    5:30pm
  • Under Pressure: Potato-cauliflower curry with mango yogurt, nutty grain salad with currants and dill, and rum raisin rice pudding will be on the menu when Mary Ellen Carter leads an "Under Pressure" course (featuring the wonder of pressure cookers) at 6pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $35. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • 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
  • Social Security Forum: Terry O'Neill, President of the National Organization for Women, will be one of the featured speakers at a Social Security Forum starting at 7:30pm at the Syre Center at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Congressman Rick Larsen and Economic Opportunity Institute's Marilyn Watkins will also take part in the free event. http://www.whatcom.ctc.edu
    7:30pm
  • In My Life: The award-winning hit musical biography of the Beatles as seen through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein can be seen when In My Life: A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles shows at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Students from the Squalicum High School String Quartet will also be part of the show. Tickets are $20-$40. 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, June 6, 2014 (25 events)

  • Adult Summer Reading Demos: Learn more about the new online reading program for adults at "Summer Reading for Adults" demos at 5pm Monday and Tuesday and noon Wednesday through Friday at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Demo participants will get a special gift for attending (while supplies last). 778-7230 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    5:00pm
  • You Can’t Take It With You: The comedic You Can't Take It With You continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen weekends through June 21. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Pinocchio: Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the Toy Shop to discover what makes the "perfect child" when the Northwest Washington Theatre Group presents performances of Disney's My Son Pinocchio at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Lincoln Christian High School, 515 Drayton St. Tickets to the musical are $12-$15. http://www.nwtg.org
    7:30pm
  • Genre Legends, COPS 911: Anything goes at "Genre Legends" shows at 8pm every Friday in June at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St.. At 10pm, show up for the perennial favorite, "COPS 911." Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • The Acheron, Final Episode: Glenn Hergenhahn's five-week serial play, The Acheron, concludes this week with 8pm and 10pm shows Friday and Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Recaps will be provided for those who missed prior episodes focusing on an "Orewellian romp through Hades.". Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Northwest Ballet Theatre presents performances of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. In addition to the dancing, director John Bishop is also incorporating actors into select scenes, along with some of the Bard's original dialogue. Tickets are $15-$30. Additional showings happen June 14-15 at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. http://www.northwestballet.org or www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bear Awareness Week: Avellino, Annie Pizza, Boundary Bay Brewery, Everybody's Store, Rudy's Pizzeria, Birdsview Brewery, Concrete Theater, Marblemount Diner, and 5b's Bakery will be among the businesses celebrating Bear Awareness Week with food and rink specials (honey bear latte, bearylicious shake, mama and papa bear pizzas, etc.) through June 7. See the website listed here for a full listing of participants, and other activities. http://www.westernwildlife.org
    8:00am
  • Bellingham Scottish Highland Games: The Bellingham Highland Games Association hosts the 55th annual "Bellingham Scottish Highland games" starting at 5pm Friday at Ferndale's Hovander Homestead Park and continuing from 8am-10pm Saturday and 8am-4pm Sunday. Activities at the "county fair with a Scottish flair" include Celtic music showcases, heavy athletics, piping and drumming, Scottish country dancing, kids' games, food, ceremonies and more. Entry is $10-$15. http://www.bellinghamhighland.org
    5:00pm
  • Blast from the Past: Live music, contests for kids, arts and crafts vendors, an art show, a quilt exhibit, a car show and much more will be part of the annual "Blast from the Past" happening Friday through Sunday throughout Sedro-Woolley. Many events are free. http://www.sedro-woolley.com
    5:00pm
  • The Art of Sumi-e: View the "Art of Sumi-e" from 10am-5:30pm Friday through Sunday at the Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St. In addition to viewing the ancient Japanese art of black ink painting, seven artists from Japan will be demonstrating the art form at 11am and 2pm each day. Entry is free. http://www.luciadouglas.com
    10:00am
  • Seussical Jr. the Musical: The powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community can be seen at performances of Seussical Jr. the Musical at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10. 305-8531 or http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday through June at Marine Park. Entry is $5. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Valhalla Revealed Book Release: Local author Bob Wright will sign copies of his new novel Valhalla Revealed at "An Evening in Spain" book release party from 5-8pm at Vinostrology Wine Lounge, 120 W. Holly St. In addition to learning more about the tome—a historical novel about two wine-making families who are joined by marriage—there will be Spanish wine tasting and classical guitar music by Jacqui Meaker. http://www.vinostrology.com
    5:00pm
  • Wine Sale and Tasting: Sample goods from 19 regional wineries—and take them home—at a "Relay for Life Wine Sale and Tasting" happening from 5-9pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. The fundraising event will also feature appetizers and samples from local eateries and sample shops as well as beer samples from local breweries. Entry is $30-$35. http://www.teamyorkysmarket.com
    5:00pm
  • The Art of Fishing: Local artists will introduce viewers into the world of fishing and fish at the "Art of Fishing" exhibit celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Anacortes Waterfront Festival from 6-9pm Friday and 9am-2pm Saturday at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. The Fidalgo Flyfishers will also be on hand to showcase flies and fly rods, and demonstrate fly tying. http://www.thedepotcenter.com
    6:00pm
  • World Naked Bike Ride: Those who are interested in redefining their relationship with entrenched social norms and demonstrating the fragility of bicyclists among motor vehicles can take part in Bellingham's sixth annual World Naked Bike Ride staring with body painting, orientation, a raffle and refreshments at 4pm at the Hub Community Bike Shop, 903 1/2 N. State St. The ride itself starts at 6pm and continues throughout downtown Bellingham. http://www.bellinghamnakedbikeride.com
    6:00pm
  • Gallery Walk: Anne Martin McCool Gallery, Industrious Industries, Gallery KP, Burton Jewelers, Scott Milo Gallery, the Majestic Inn and Spa, Gallery at the Depot, and more, will be open for the First Friday Gallery Walk from 6-9pm throughout downtown Anacortes. Entry, per usual, is free. http://www.anacortesart.com
    6:00pm
  • Art Walk: Allied Arts, Bayou on Bay, Make.Shift Art Space, the Greenhouse, the Leopld, Casa Que Pasa, Seifert & Jones, Pickford Dreamspace Studios, Bay Street Village, Old School Tattoo, and the Waterfront Artists Studio Collective will be among the venues opening their doors for the monthly Art Walk from 6-10pm throughout downtown Bellingham. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • The Climate Monologues: Orcas Island singer and educator Sharon Abreau will present excerpts from her one-woman musical show about climate change and energy, The Climate Monologues, at 7pm in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. The free performance is part of the opening-night reception for the "COAL" exhibit. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    7:00pm
  • Voices of the Children: Help raise funds for area youth to participate in the arts at a showing of Voices of the Children at 7pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The original production—which was written by local sixth-grade students—tells the story of a "summer with Grandpa," and focuses on how photography can cause social change. Music by the Mount Baker Middle School concert choir will be part of the show. Suggested donation is $7 for kids, $10 for adults, or $35 per family. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Youth Jazz Band: Listen to the music of Lee Morgan, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Dizzy Gillespie, and more at a Bellingham Youth Jazz Band performance at 7pm at Blaine's Birch Bay State Park, 5105 Helwig Rd. http://www.jazzproject.org
    7:00pm
  • 21st Century Journalism Talk: As part of the Humanities Washington Speaker Series, veteran reporter Claudia Rowe will talk about "The New Front Page: 21st Century Journalism and What It Means for You" at 7pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Claudia will lead a conversation about current changes in journalism, sharing stories from her experiences at various newspapers across the country. Entry is free. 778-7323 or http://www.humanities.org
    7:00pm
  • Home Fires: Judith Kirscht reads from her new novel, Home Fires, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book is set on the Santa Barbara coast. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Project Protection Condom Fashion Show: Attend Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood's "Project Protection: Condom Fashion Show" at 7pm at Western Washington University's Old Main Theater. Teams of designers and models will showcase their creations of outfits made out of condoms, and there'll be sex trivia, a guest speaker, prizes and giveaways, and more. http://www.projectprotection.wordpress.com
    7:00pm

Saturday, June 7, 2014 (41 events)

  • Anacortes Waterfront Festival: Free boat rides, Samish canoe rides, tours and sailing aboard the Adventuress, a high tide ride, paddle board demos, boat building demos, an art show, a car show, a model boat show, storytelling, a sailboat regatta and more will be part of the Anacortes Waterfront Festival happening from 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday throughout Anacortes. Many events are free. http://www.anacortes.org
    10:00am
  • You Can’t Take It With You: The comedic You Can't Take It With You continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen weekends through June 21. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Pinocchio: Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the Toy Shop to discover what makes the "perfect child" when the Northwest Washington Theatre Group presents performances of Disney's My Son Pinocchio at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday at Lincoln Christian High School, 515 Drayton St. Tickets to the musical are $12-$15. http://www.nwtg.org
    7:30pm
  • Genre Legends, COPS 911: Anything goes at "Genre Legends" shows at 8pm every Friday in June at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St.. At 10pm, show up for the perennial favorite, "COPS 911." Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • The Acheron, Final Episode: Glenn Hergenhahn's five-week serial play, The Acheron, concludes this week with 8pm and 10pm shows Friday and Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Recaps will be provided for those who missed prior episodes focusing on an "Orewellian romp through Hades.". Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Northwest Ballet Theatre presents performances of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. In addition to the dancing, director John Bishop is also incorporating actors into select scenes, along with some of the Bard's original dialogue. Tickets are $15-$30. Additional showings happen June 14-15 at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. http://www.northwestballet.org or www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bear Awareness Week: Avellino, Annie Pizza, Boundary Bay Brewery, Everybody's Store, Rudy's Pizzeria, Birdsview Brewery, Concrete Theater, Marblemount Diner, and 5b's Bakery will be among the businesses celebrating Bear Awareness Week with food and rink specials (honey bear latte, bearylicious shake, mama and papa bear pizzas, etc.) through June 7. See the website listed here for a full listing of participants, and other activities. http://www.westernwildlife.org
    8:00am
  • Bellingham Scottish Highland Games: The Bellingham Highland Games Association hosts the 55th annual "Bellingham Scottish Highland games" starting at 5pm Friday at Ferndale's Hovander Homestead Park and continuing from 8am-10pm Saturday and 8am-4pm Sunday. Activities at the "county fair with a Scottish flair" include Celtic music showcases, heavy athletics, piping and drumming, Scottish country dancing, kids' games, food, ceremonies and more. Entry is $10-$15. http://www.bellinghamhighland.org
    5:00pm
  • Blast from the Past: Live music, contests for kids, arts and crafts vendors, an art show, a quilt exhibit, a car show and much more will be part of the annual "Blast from the Past" happening Friday through Sunday throughout Sedro-Woolley. Many events are free. http://www.sedro-woolley.com
    5:00pm
  • The Art of Sumi-e: View the "Art of Sumi-e" from 10am-5:30pm Friday through Sunday at the Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St. In addition to viewing the ancient Japanese art of black ink painting, seven artists from Japan will be demonstrating the art form at 11am and 2pm each day. Entry is free. http://www.luciadouglas.com
    10:00am
  • Seussical Jr. the Musical: The powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community can be seen at performances of Seussical Jr. the Musical at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10. 305-8531 or http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Farmer’s Day Breakfast: ll-you-can-eat pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage and more will be on the menu at a Farmer's Day Breakfast from 8-10:30am at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. The event precedes the town's Farmer's Day Parade. Entry is $3 for kids, $5 for adults. http://www.lyndencommunitycenter.org
    8:00am
  • National Trails Day: Visit a variety of national parks for free today as part of National Trails Day. A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Check the website listed here for a list of parks. http://www.discoverpass.wa.gov
    8:00am
  • Herb Planting: "Companion Planting with Herbs" will be the focus of a free workshop at 9am at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Please register in advance. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Girls on the Run 5K: Participate in and support the "Girls on the Run 5K" starting today at 9am at Bellingham's Barkley Village, 2930 Newmarket St. Entry is $15 proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of NW Washington,, a character development program that uses the power of running to build girls' self-esteem. http://www.whatcomymca.org
    9:00am
  • NSEA Work Party: Join staff from the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for a work party from 9am-12pm at Happy Valley Park (parking is available in the parking lot of the Whatcom Farmers Co-op). You'll be removing invasive plants, so wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. http://www.n-sea.org
    9:00am
  • Anacortes Farmers Market: Attend the Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm at the town's Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. The market continues every Saturday through October . http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Seeds of Change Conference: The Associated Students of Whatcom Community College (ASWCC) welcome participants to the first-ever Seeds of Change Conference from 9am-3pm at the school's Syre Student Center, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. The conference provides opportunities for students and members of the community to learn, grow and engage in conversations around social justice, with the hopes of creating change, through a variety of workshops. http://www.whatcom.ctc.edu
    9:00am
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sculpture Woods: View sculptor Anne Morris' Sculpture Woods on the first Saturday of every month from 10am-5pm at 3851 Legoe Bay Rd., Lummi Island. The self-guided tour is free; please refrain from taking photos. http://www.annmorrisbronze.com
    10:00am
  • Doxie Walk: Bring your dachshund along when you take part in the 10th annual "Doxie Walk" starting at 10am at Fairhaven's Amtrak Station, 401 Harris Ave. Participants will gather, visit for a while, then walk to Marine Park. The event is free. 303-9202
    10:00am
  • Children’s Summer Reading Parties: Dan the Magic Man will perform magic and comedy for kids of all ages at Children's Summer Reading Kickoff Parties at 10:30am at the Everson Library, 1pm at the Deming LIbrary, and 3:30pm at the Blaine Library. There'll also be a "Summer Reading Kickoff with SPARK Museum" at 10:30am at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. http://www.wcls.org
    10:30am
  • Safe Kids Safety Fair: All are welcome at the 5th annual Safe Kids Safety Fair happening from 11am-3pm at Regal Barkley Village Stadium, 3005 Cinema Dr. Information on fire, bike and water safety, poison prevention, child passenger safety and more will be available, and there'll be prizes and games. Entry is free. http://www.safekids.org
    11:00am
  • Traditional Jazz: Ain't No Heaven Seven 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
  • Lost Communities: Lynden Pioneer Museum director Troy Luginbill focuses on "Lost Communities of Whatcom County" at a free presentation at 3pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Photos, slides and artifacts gleaned from 20 years of exploring this county's history will be part of the event. 305-3600
    3:00pm
  • BUG Jam: The Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) will host an open mic and jam from 3-5pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    3:00pm
  • Dan Brubeck Quartet: As part of the Sudden Valley Jazz Series, drummer Dan Brubeck and his quartet will perform the music of Brubeck's famous father, Dave, from 3-5:30pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 8 Barnview Court. The concert will also highlight lyrics written by Dan's mother, Iola. Tickets are $20. http://www.suddenvalleylibrary.org
    3:00pm
  • Bellingham Chamber Chorale: "Northwest Passages" will be the theme of the Bellingham Chamber Chorale's spring concert at 4pm at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, 2401 Cornwall Ave. The performance will feature sacred and secular works by living Pacific Northwest composers. Entry is $5-$20. http://www.bccsings.org
    4:00pm
  • Bellingham Roller Betties Bout: The Bellingham Roller Betties present the sixth bout of their seventh season at 5pm at the Orca Pavilion at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Entry is $6 for kids and $14 for adults. http://www.bellinghamrollerbetties.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
  • Circus Variety Show Benefit: Attend "Escaping Death: A Circus Variety Show for All Ages" at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Circus Guild's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Entry is by donation; funds raised from the performance will go directly to Crystal "the Jewel of Magic" Sinclair, a longtime magician and comedian who has lived on and off in Bellingham for the past 14 years. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    6:30pm
  • Mount Baker World Music Festival: Attend opening night of the Mount Baker World Music Festival with a concert by Brazilian jazz purveyor Jovino Santos Neto at 7pm Saturday in Maple Falls at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, 8151 Kendall Rd. At 6pm Sunday, Irish music by Crumac can be heard. Tickets to each event are $15; additional concerts happen Saturdays and Sundays through June. http://www.mountbakerworldmusicfestival.com
    7:00pm
  • Bailadores de Bronce: Celebrate the culture of Mexican folkloric dancing and choreography at a "Bailadores de Bronce" performance at 7pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. "Bailadores de Bronce" portrays the positive aspects of the Mexican culture in the broader community, breaking down cultural barriers and building bridges within the community. Tickets are $10-$14. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • Nature of Writing: Join Village Books and the North Cascades Institute for a Nature of Writing series with Paula Wild at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Her book, The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous, uses a skillful blend of natural history, scientific research and first-hand accounts to explore our evolving relationship with this enigmatic predator. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Dancing to the Movies: USA Dance will host a "Dancing to the Movies" public dance from 7-10pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. A Cha-Cha lesson taught by Jesse Johnson will kick things off. Entry is $7-$10. Singles and beginners are welcome. 734-5676
    7:00pm
  • Catapult Music Series: The Lonely Forest, Cumulus, Bellamaine, Fauna Shade, and Pearl Tottenham will perform at a "100 percent all-ages" Catapult Music Series concert at 7pm at the Port of Anacortes Warehouse, 100 Commercial Ave. Entry is $5 in advance, $10 at the door. http://www.catapultmusic.net
    7:00pm
  • FAME Benefit Concert: The annual F.A.M.E. (Female Advocacy for Music Education) Benefit Concert begins at 7:30pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Allegra Women's Ensemble, Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers and others will perform. Tickets are $10-$15; funds raised benefit Bellingham Sings. http://www.bellinghamsings.org
    7:30pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Balkanarama plays for Fourth Corner Folk Dancers First Saturday Folk Dance Party from 7:30-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th Street, Bellingham. This is the last folk dance party of the season. Suggested donation is $15. 380-0456
    7:30pm
  • Farmer’s Day Parade: Watch an eclectic menagerie of cars, bands, tractors, trucks and horses salute the agriculture industry of Whatcom County at the long-running Farmer's Day Parade, which starts at 10:30am on Lynden's 10th Street and continues on to 3rd Street. http://www.lynden.org
    10:30pm

 

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