Week of Sunday, June 8, 2014
(112 events)

Sunday, June 8, 2014 (15 events)

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Skagit Wedding Tour: Nine of the most beautiful wedding venues in Skagit County will open their doors for public perusal as part of a "Skagit Wedding Tour" happening today from 10am-5pm throughout the county. Each venue will have a ceremony and reception setup and will be filled with talented wedding professionals who will be able to answer planning questions. Entry to the self-guided tour is $10 per group. http://www.wedinskagit.com
    10:00am
  • Sci-Fi and Fantasy: Aubry K. Anderson (Isaac the Fortunate) and Elizabeth Guizetti (Other Systems) will discuss the differences and similarities in writing fantasy versus science fiction, collaborative efforts, creative blocks, aliens, technologies, and anything else you’d like to know from 2-4m at the Ferndale Library, 2007 Cherry St. 305-3600
    2:00pm
  • Alaska on the Go: Erin Kirkland shares stories and ideas from Alaska on the Go: Exploring the 49th State with Children at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The four-season representation of Alaska provides readers with a practical guide to indoor and outdoor experiences that teach, engage, and delight kids. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Bach to Rock: Ballet Bellingham presents a performance of "From Bach...to Rock" at 6:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Dancers—including everyone from toddlers to adults—will perform original choreography pieces featuring everything from classical ballet variations to modern rock contemporary pieces, and more. Admission is $10. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    6:30pm
  • Plays Well With Others: Works by Bach, Mozart, Gounoud, Herbert, and others can be heard at a "Plays Well With Others II: An Evening of Music Featuring Oboe and English Horn" concert at 7pm at VFW Post 1585, 625 N. State St. The event—which also celebrates the 60th birthday of Ken Bronstein—includes performers Amber Sudduth Bone, Yaniv Attar, Nick Stroebel, Phil Heaven, Walt Burkett, the Take Four String Quartet, and members of the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra. Suggested donation is $10. 306-0536
    7:00pm
  • Greg Proops: Improvising genius and Whose Line is it Anyway? alum Greg Proops returns to Bellingham to perform the "Smartest Man in the World" podcast at 8pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $20. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Monday, June 9, 2014 (7 events)

  • Camp Cooking: Learn how to set up your camp kitchen and create easy and fun meals for the whole family at a free "Camp Cooking Basics" course at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • BLaine Book Group: Gay Hendricks' The First Rule of Ten will be the focus at a Monday Book Discussion Group meeting from 6-8pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd S. All adults are welcome. 305-3600
    6:00pm
  • Well Rounded Reception: An opening reception for Daniel Brooks' "Well Rounded" happens from 6-9pm at the Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St. Most of the paintings are on drum heads, so drummers are invited to bring their favorite drum and join in the festivities. There'll also be music by the Critical Mass Marching Band, and treats. See the works through June 10. http://www.luciadouglas.com
    6:00pm
  • Canning 101: Learn how to stretch your food dollars and enjoy seasonal flavors all year long in a "Canning 101" three-session demonstration class with Certified Master Food Preserver Susy Hymas starting tonight from 6:30-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Additional classes happen June 16 and 23. Cost is $59. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Spivey Hall Children’s Choir: The Whatcom Chorale hosts a concert by Atlanta's Spivey Hall Children's Tour Choir at 7pm at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Entry to see the 42-voice ensemble—which features performers ages 12-18—is free, and children are welcome. 734-3720 or http://www.whatcomchorale.org
    7:00pm
  • Setting Standards: Jazz favorites will be on the listening lineup with Mount Vernon High School's Synergy ensemble performs at 7pm the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The award-winning group will be joined by Seattle's Ev Stern Trio. Tickets will be $8 at the door. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • 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

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 (5 events)

  • Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 255-7166 or 647-0910
    12:00pm
  • Pipeline Remembrance Ceremonies: All are welcome at a brief "Remembrance: 15th Anniversary of Pipeline Explosion" gathering at 12:15pm at the totem pole near Racine Bridge at Whatcom Creek. The interfaith remembrance will acknowledge the losses incurred as a result of the explosion, and encourage hope for and action toward a future that is safer and healthier for all life in Whatcom County. At 7pm, there'll be a "Service of Remembrance and Healing" at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2600 Lakeway Dr. People are invite to http://www.clslutheran.org
    12:15pm
  • Crevasse Rescue Clinic: Brush up on your hill skills for the summer season at a "Crevasse Rescue" clinic with Mt. Baker Mountain guides at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Concepts will include relevant knots and hitches, transferring loads, mechanical advantage and hauling systems, and more. Please sign up in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Big Gin Punch-Out: Captive Spirits Distilling will host a "Big Gin Punch-Out" from 6-8pm at the Temple Bar, 306 W. Champion St. Reps from the Real McCoy, Redlight, Rock and Rye Oyster House, and Temple Bar will mix the punches, and participants can vote on a winner. A $5 donation at the door gleans you samples and snacks. http://www.templebarbellingham.com or www.captivespiritsdistilling.com
    6:00pm
  • Wild Edible Berries: Vanessa Cooper focuses on "Wild Edible Berries" at a class from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Learn when and how to gather, preserve, and prepare local berries for optimal taste and nutrition. Entry is $29. 383-3200
    6:00pm

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 (8 events)

  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will open the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season this week at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Shakespeare's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, will show in repertory through Sept. 20. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    6:00pm
  • Book Discussion: Discuss The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks at today's Wednesday Book Discussion Group at 11am at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Entry is open to all adults. http://www.wcls.org
    11:00am
  • Wednesday Market: Peruse local fruits and vegetables, diverse handcrafted works and ready-to-eat items when the Bellingham Farmers Market continues its Wednesday Market from 12-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. (behind Village Books). The market continues weekly through Sept. 24. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    12:00pm
  • Second Chapter Book Discussion: Linda Francis Lee's Devil in the Junior League will be the focus of a 2nd Chapter Book Discussion Group at 2pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Everyone is welcome. 778-7230
    2:00pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Grand Finale Concert: Students from the Skagit Valley College Music Department presents the annual "Grand Finale" concert at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College St. The year-end concert will feature diverse musical styles and genres. Entry is $10. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm

Thursday, June 12, 2014 (12 events)

  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will open the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season this week at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Shakespeare's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, will show in repertory through Sept. 20. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    6:00pm
  • Stash Sale: Stock up on various fibers at a "M.A.D. Hatter Stash Sale" from 4-8pm Thursday and 11am-4pm Friday and Saturday at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. In addition to the sale, there'll be fiber arts demos, and more. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    4:00pm
  • Stash Sale: Stock up on various fibers at a "M.A.D. Hatter Stash Sale" from 4-8pm Thursday and 11am-4pm Friday and Saturday at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. In addition to the sale, there'll be fiber arts demos, and more. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    4:00pm
  • 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
  • Chicken Three Ways: Professional tips for the home cook will be part of a "Chicken Three Ways" class with Chef Robert Fong from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • A Chorus Line: Attend a benefit performance of The Chorus Line at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $25 and include the performance, appetizers, dessert, beverages and a silent auction; funds raised go to the Bellingham Senior Activity Center. 733-4030 or http://www.wccoa.org
    6:30pm
  • Sea Shanty Singalong: The Good Time Girls will host their second annual "Sea Shanty Sing Along" and 2014 "Sin & Gin Tour" season kickoff starting at 7pm at Uisce Irish Pub, 1319 Commercial St. Tickets are $12 and include a glass of beer. Space is limited, so register in advance. http://www.thebureaubellingham.com
    7:00pm
  • Intro to Improv: A free "Learn to Think on Your Feet" introductory improv class happens from 7-9pm at 1308 E St. Sheila Goldsmith of Improv Playworks will lead the class. Please register in advance. 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.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
  • ECOW Concert: Western Washington University presents an "ECOW: Electroacoustic Composers of Western" concert at 8pm at the Performing Arts Center. The showcase of electronic music and sound art includes works by Jon Bash, Jim Anderson, Joshua Shade, Silas Stewart, Grant Eadie, and WWU faculty Bruce Hamilton. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-3711
    8:00pm

Friday, June 13, 2014 (24 events)

  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will open the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season this week at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Shakespeare's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, will show in repertory through Sept. 20. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    6:00pm
  • Stash Sale: Stock up on various fibers at a "M.A.D. Hatter Stash Sale" from 4-8pm Thursday and 11am-4pm Friday and Saturday at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. In addition to the sale, there'll be fiber arts demos, and more. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    4:00pm
  • Stash Sale: Stock up on various fibers at a "M.A.D. Hatter Stash Sale" from 4-8pm Thursday and 11am-4pm Friday and Saturday at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. In addition to the sale, there'll be fiber arts demos, and more. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    4:00pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Battle on Badger Road: Northwest Truck Pulls presents the modified tractor and truck pull known as "Battle on Badger Road" at 1pm Friday and Saturday at Lynden's PSATMA Sled Pull Track, 600 W. Badger Rd. Cost for spectators in $3-$5. http://www.nwtruckpulls.com
    1:00pm
  • Sin & Gin Tour: The Good Time Girls continue their seasonal "Sin & Gin Tours" starting this weekend at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Bureau of Historical Investigation, 217 W. Holly St. The walking tours—which continue weekends through the summer—feature stories about Bellingham's sometimes salacious past. Entry is $15-$19. http://www.thebureaubellingham.com
    7:00pm
  • Frozen Singalong: Stretch your vocal cords before making your way to "Frozen, the Sing-Along" showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets range from $5-$10. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • 48 Hour Theater Festival: Watch a dozen new short plays this weekend as part of the 48 Hour Theater Festival happening at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. By the time you see the finished product, teams of writers, directors and actors will have spent the previous 24 hours creating each night of performances. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • 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
  • Haynie Opry Concert: "The Comedy Songs of Country Music" will be the highlight of the official kickoff of the Haynie Opry at shows at 7pm Friday and Saturday at Blaine's Haynie Grange, 3144 Haynie Rd. Tickets are $15. An additional 3pm "Gospel Matinee" takes place at 3pm Saturday. Tickets for that are $10. All three concerts will be hosted by Matt Audette and the Circle of Friends Band. http://www.thehaynieopry.com
    7:00pm
  • Snow White: Harper & I Dance Center presents productions of their spring show, Snow White, at 7pm Friday and 1pm and 7pm Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. More than 60 dancers of all ages will take part in the event, which will include ballet, hi-hop, contemporary dance and break-dancing. Tickets are $16. http://www.harperandi.com
    7:00pm
  • The Story of Snow White: A Gift of Dance presents The Story of Snow White at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at Lynden Christian High School, 503 Lyncs Dr. Tickets are $9-$12. 318-3511 or http://www.agiftofdance.org
    7:00pm
  • Celebrate Chamber Music: The Bellingham Chamber Music Society and Bellingham House Concerts are collaborating with The Amadeus Project for a trio of "Celebrate Chamber Music" performances at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The Bellingham Chamber Music Society performs a Family Concert at 6pm Friday, "Strings and Piano" can be heard at 7:30pm Saturday, and the finale, "Two Great Trios," happens at 3pm Sunday. Tickets prices vary (Sunday's show is free). http://www.bellinghamchambermusic.org or www.bellinghamhouseconcerts.com
    6:00pm
  • A Chorus Line: The magical musical known as A Chorus Line opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. For those not in the know, the story line focuses on talented musicians and dancers who are striving to achieve their dreams—or at least make a living. Tickets are $8-$14 and additional shows happen weekends through June 29. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • A Time to Dance: Dancing for Joy presents "A Time to Dance: Passages" at 6:30pm Friday through Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The show is compiled from excerpts of parody, pantomime, plots, poetry, prose, parables, proverbs and prayers. Tickets are $12-$15. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    6:30pm
  • Bellingham Muni Weekend: Join unicycle enthusiasts who like to ride on mountains for "Bellingham Muni Weekend" events Friday through Sunday at Lake Padden Park and beyond. See the website listed here for a full listing of events. http://www.teamunicycle.com
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Cemetery Tour: The City of Bellingham presents a "Bayview's Continuing History" tour at 1pm at Bayview Cemetery, 1420 Woburn St. Entry is free, but participants need to register by calling the number listed here. 778-7150
    1:00pm
  • Summer Solstice Art Walk: Whatcom Art Market, Three French Hens, Skylarks, Silvery Moon, The Garden Room, Lucia Douglas Gallery, Artwood, Good Earth Pottery, Bay to Baker, Renaissance Celebration, Whimsey, Bead Bazaar, A Lot of Flowers, Colophon Cafe, Drizzle, Paper Dreams, Village Books, Fairhaven Toy Garden and more will have their doors open for the annual Summer Solstice Art Walk happening from 5-8pm throughout historic Fairhaven. Entry is free, and many artists will be in attendance. http://www.fairhaven.com
    1:03pm
  • 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
  • BFA Show: Graduating Western Washington University student Tyler Will will host an opening reception for his BFA thesis exhibition, "in excess," from 6-9pm Friday at the Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th St. The drawings and interactive sculptures by Will and Bonita Robbins will also show from 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday. http://www.luciadouglas.com
    6:00pm
  • Julia Assante Events: Noted scholar and medium Julia Assante, Phd, will share ideas from her book The Last Frontier: Exploring the Afterlife and Transforming Our Fear of Death at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. She'll also give a full-day workshop, "Afterlife Communication: Be Your Own Medium," from 10am-5pm Saturday at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew Street Rd. Entry to the reading is free; entry to the workshop is $125-$140. 734-4160 or http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Chief of Staff: The five-piece male a cappella group known as Chief of Staff will perform at 7pm at the Performing Arts Center at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Suggested donation is $10; funds raised benefit the college funds for the five students, and the BHS Choral Department. http://www.chiefofstaffaccapella.wordpress.com
    7:00pm

Saturday, June 14, 2014 (43 events)

  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will open the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season this week at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Shakespeare's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, will show in repertory through Sept. 20. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    6:00pm
  • Stash Sale: Stock up on various fibers at a "M.A.D. Hatter Stash Sale" from 4-8pm Thursday and 11am-4pm Friday and Saturday at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. In addition to the sale, there'll be fiber arts demos, and more. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    4:00pm
  • Stash Sale: Stock up on various fibers at a "M.A.D. Hatter Stash Sale" from 4-8pm Thursday and 11am-4pm Friday and Saturday at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. In addition to the sale, there'll be fiber arts demos, and more. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    4:00pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Battle on Badger Road: Northwest Truck Pulls presents the modified tractor and truck pull known as "Battle on Badger Road" at 1pm Friday and Saturday at Lynden's PSATMA Sled Pull Track, 600 W. Badger Rd. Cost for spectators in $3-$5. http://www.nwtruckpulls.com
    1:00pm
  • Sin & Gin Tour: The Good Time Girls continue their seasonal "Sin & Gin Tours" starting this weekend at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Bureau of Historical Investigation, 217 W. Holly St. The walking tours—which continue weekends through the summer—feature stories about Bellingham's sometimes salacious past. Entry is $15-$19. http://www.thebureaubellingham.com
    7:00pm
  • Frozen Singalong: Stretch your vocal cords before making your way to "Frozen, the Sing-Along" showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets range from $5-$10. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • 48 Hour Theater Festival: Watch a dozen new short plays this weekend as part of the 48 Hour Theater Festival happening at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. By the time you see the finished product, teams of writers, directors and actors will have spent the previous 24 hours creating each night of performances. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • 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
  • Haynie Opry Concert: "The Comedy Songs of Country Music" will be the highlight of the official kickoff of the Haynie Opry at shows at 7pm Friday and Saturday at Blaine's Haynie Grange, 3144 Haynie Rd. Tickets are $15. An additional 3pm "Gospel Matinee" takes place at 3pm Saturday. Tickets for that are $10. All three concerts will be hosted by Matt Audette and the Circle of Friends Band. http://www.thehaynieopry.com
    7:00pm
  • Snow White: Harper & I Dance Center presents productions of their spring show, Snow White, at 7pm Friday and 1pm and 7pm Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. More than 60 dancers of all ages will take part in the event, which will include ballet, hi-hop, contemporary dance and break-dancing. Tickets are $16. http://www.harperandi.com
    7:00pm
  • The Story of Snow White: A Gift of Dance presents The Story of Snow White at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at Lynden Christian High School, 503 Lyncs Dr. Tickets are $9-$12. 318-3511 or http://www.agiftofdance.org
    7:00pm
  • Celebrate Chamber Music: The Bellingham Chamber Music Society and Bellingham House Concerts are collaborating with The Amadeus Project for a trio of "Celebrate Chamber Music" performances at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The Bellingham Chamber Music Society performs a Family Concert at 6pm Friday, "Strings and Piano" can be heard at 7:30pm Saturday, and the finale, "Two Great Trios," happens at 3pm Sunday. Tickets prices vary (Sunday's show is free). http://www.bellinghamchambermusic.org or www.bellinghamhouseconcerts.com
    6:00pm
  • A Chorus Line: The magical musical known as A Chorus Line opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. For those not in the know, the story line focuses on talented musicians and dancers who are striving to achieve their dreams—or at least make a living. Tickets are $8-$14 and additional shows happen weekends through June 29. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • A Time to Dance: Dancing for Joy presents "A Time to Dance: Passages" at 6:30pm Friday through Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The show is compiled from excerpts of parody, pantomime, plots, poetry, prose, parables, proverbs and prayers. Tickets are $12-$15. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    6:30pm
  • Bellingham Muni Weekend: Join unicycle enthusiasts who like to ride on mountains for "Bellingham Muni Weekend" events Friday through Sunday at Lake Padden Park and beyond. See the website listed here for a full listing of events. http://www.teamunicycle.com
    10:00am
  • Boat Show & Swap Meet: The 19th annual La Conner Yacht Sales Boat Show & Swap Meet happens from 9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the La Conner Marina, 613 N. 2nd St. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.laconneryachtsales.com
    9:00am
  • Conquer Cancer Ride: The 6th annual "Ride to Conquer Cancer" takes place Saturday and Sunday starting in Vancouver, B.C. and continuing through Whatcom and Skagit counties before ending in Seattle. Members of the community can attend official cheering stations to support participants as they cycle through communities. Check the website to find out when they'll be near you. http://www.conquercancer.ca
    8:00am
  • Deming Logging Show: Log-loading, axe-throwing, block-chopping, tree-climbing and hand-bucking will be among the 31 competitive events taking place during the 51st annual Deming Log Show from 1-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Deming Logging Show Grounds, 3295 Cedarville Rd. Camping is available. Entry to the show is $4-$7. http://www.demingloggingshow.com
    1:00pm
  • 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
  • Kids Fishing Derby: The Loyal Order of Camels Club hosts its annual "Kids Fishing Derby" from 8am-12pm at Fishtrap Creek at Lynden City Park, 8460 Depot Rd. The event is free. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    8:00am
  • Genealogy Seminar: The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society's Summer Seminar will offer classes for beginner to advanced family historians from 8am-4:30pm at Mount Vernon's First United Methodist Church, 1607 E. Division St. Featured educators, educational seminars and more will happen throughout the day. Entry prices vary. http://www.skagitvalleygenealogy.org
    8:00am
  • Container Class: Bring an old boot or sneaker, and plant it up with sedums, grasses and trailing plants at a "Dad's Old Boot" Container Class at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Cost is $20 per boot (all plants and supplies are included). http://www.garden-spot.com
    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
  • Family Tennis: A "USTA Family Friendly Tennis" gathering happens from 9:30-11am every Saturday through Aug. 16 at Cornwall Park, 3424 Meridian St. The program takes place in a high-energy, music-filled environment that provides families with a fun setting in which to learn foundational tennis skills from USTA-trained instructor. No tennis experience is necessary. Please register in advance. http://www.pnw.usta.com
    9:30am
  • Race Beneath the Sun: The Greater Bellingham Running Club presents its annual "Race Beneath the Sun" starting at 10am at Fairhaven Park, 107 Chuckanut Dr. The five-mile race features lots of trails, and scenery. Entry is $5-$10. http://www.gbrc.net
    10:00am
  • Outdoor Sculpture Opening: Attend an opening for the 9th annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition starting at 10am in La Conner at Gilkey Square (at the corner of First and Morris streets). Sculptures are on loan to the town for two years and the La Conner Arts Commission promotes their sale through statewide advertising. http://www.townoflaconner.org
    10:00am
  • Community Meal: Hamburgers, potato salad, corn and cookies will be on the menu at the bimonthly Community Meal from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Entry is free and open to all. 714-9029
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Rockhounds Recycling Rendezvous: The Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club will hold its annual "Rockhounds Recycling Rendezvous" from 10am-5pm at Blaine's Birch Bay Square (Exit 270). Rocks, fossils, minerals, gems and related material will be swapped, bought and sold from participant's tables, tailgates and tents. Entry to the public is free. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    10:00am
  • Soft Cheese Class: Seattle's Mark Solomon leads a "Make Your Own Soft Cheese" course from 1-4pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. In addition to learning how to make cheddar and gouda, participants will also learn about cheese chemistry, equipment, starter cultures, and more. Samples will be included. Entry is $59. 383-3200
    1:00pm
  • Woodwind Chamber Music: Students of Ray Downey will perform "Chamber Music for Woodwinds" at 2pm at the YWCA, 1026 N. Forest St. Students will perform solos, duets, trios and as a full ensemble with works by Brahms, Mozart, Handel, and Prokofiev. Entry is free and open to the public. 733-0636
    2:00pm
  • Skookum Summer: Former Oregonian editor Jack Hart reads from his new novel, Skookum Summer: A Novel of the Pacific Northwest, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The mystery focuses on a big-city reporter who returns to his hometown after making a disastrous mistake at the LA Times. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Line Dancing Classes: Western Line Dancing classes are offered at 6pm (beginners) and 7pm (intermediates) every Friday night at Lynden’s Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is needed. Cost is $5 per class. 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Whatcom WInd Ensemble: The Whatcom Wind Ensemble presents a free "Welcome Summer Concert" at 7pm at the Performing Arts Center at Western Washington University. The music will span from 1712 through 2006. http://www.whatcomwindensemble.weebly.com
    7:00pm
  • World Music Festival: The Mount Baker World Music Festival continues with a concert featuring electronic Sufi music by Niyaz at 7pm Saturday in Maple Falls at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, 8151 Kendall Rd. Tickets are $15; additional concerts happen Saturdays and Sundays through June. http://www.mountbakerworldmusicfestival.com
    7:00pm
  • Speculative Fiction Panel: Authors Joannah Miley (The Immortal Game, Robert L. Slater (All Is Silence: A Deserted Lands Novel), Jesikah Sundin (Legacy: The Biodome Chronicles), and Selah J. Tay-Song (Dreams of a Vast Blue Cavern) will read from their respective works and answer questions at a Speculative Fiction Panel at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: Join the Bellingham Country Dance Society for a Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at Everson's Glen Echo Community Center, 7694 Goodwin Rd. In addition to music by Northern Contraband and calling by Karen Marshall, there'll be a potluck. Bring sweet and savory finger food to share. Entry to the event is $6-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Northwest Ballet Theatre presents performances of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. 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 $24-$35. http://www.northwestballet.org or www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • San Juan Book: Author JoAnn Roe will present photos, discuss writing and read from her book, The San Juan Islands: Into the 21st Century, at 7:30pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. Entry is free. 305-3600
    7:30pm
  • Tango by the Bay: Join USA Dance Bellingham for the monthly "Tango by the Bay" from 8-10:30pm at the Squalicum Yacht Club, 2633 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Beginners and singles are always welcome. Entry is $7-$10. 734-5676 or http://www.bellinghamusadance.com
    8:00pm

 

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