Week of Sunday, June 15, 2014
(98 events)

Sunday, June 15, 2014 (15 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Bellingham Fete & Car Show: The Walrus, Sweet Dominiques, the Atlantics, and MicroScopic Giant will perform at the second annual "Bellingham Fete & Car Show" happening from 10am-6pm at Wilson Motors, 1100 Iowa St. In addition to the music and the car show, there'll be activities for kids, a beer-centered "Hops for Hospice" event, food booths, artwork and more. Admission to the Father's Day event is free. Proceeds raised during the event will benefit Whatcom Hospice. 676-0600
    10:00am
  • Little Shop of Horror Auditions: Audition for the MBT's upcoming Mainstage Repertory production, Little Shop of Horrors, from 1-4pm at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Callbacks will happen from 6-9pm that night. See the website for specifics, and schedule an audition time. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    1:00pm
  • Vaudevillingham: The monthly uncensored variety show dubbed "Vaudevillingham" can be seen at 7pm and 9pm performances at the Bellingham Circus Guild's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. The fundraising shows include both members of the guild and talented community members. Suggested donation is $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    7:00pm

Monday, June 16, 2014 (9 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
  • 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
  • SUP Basics: Learn more about Stand Up Paddleboarding at a "SUP Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please note: the course does not replace the need for on-water skills instruction. Register in advance for the free presentation. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • SUP Basics: Learn more about Stand Up Paddleboarding at a "SUP Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please note: the course does not replace the need for on-water skills instruction. Register in advance for the free presentation. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Rock & Gem Club Meeting: Join the Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club for its monthly meeting at 7pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Center Building, 2214 Electric Ave.Featured will be a show-and-tell presentation of rocks, minerals, and gems that are blue colored. Some members and guests will also be bringing in other rock treasures. Visitors are welcome. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Rock & Gem Club Meeting: Join the Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club for its monthly meeting at 7pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Center Building, 2214 Electric Ave.Featured will be a show-and-tell presentation of rocks, minerals, and gems that are blue colored. Some members and guests will also be bringing in other rock treasures. Visitors are welcome. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 8pm Mondays at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    8:00pm
  • 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 17, 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
  • 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
  • Ancestry Workshop: Researcher and librarian Sheryl Fullner leads an "Ancestry Workshop" at 4pm and again at 6pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. The class will explore the library edition of http://www.ancestry.com and w,ill meet monthly through September. Sign up in advance. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    4:00pm
  • Welcome to Summer RUn: Attend a "Run to Welcome Back Summer" at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. In addition to prizes and demos from both Brooks and Garmin, expect some "post-run frolicking" in the vein of balloons, squirt guns and refreshing summer treats. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Refresh Your Run: Indoor and outdoor instruction will be part of a "Refresh Your Run" workshop at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Review and learn about training tips, injury prevention, secondary training strategies, and qualities of a runner. Entry is free; register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Whatcom Flute Ensemble: Listen to everything from classical music to modern when the Whatcom Flute Ensemble presents a free concert at 6:30pm at the South Whatcom Library, 8 Barn View Court. 305-3600
    6:30pm
  • Farm Bill 101: The Northwest Farm Bill Action Group hosts a "Farm Bill 101" presentation at 6:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Those who attend will learn more about the history o the bill and industrial agriculture, the impact of the bill on our lives and communities, and what you can do about it. Register in advance; entry is free. 734-8158 or http://www.nwfoodfight.org
    6:30pm
  • A Tight Grip: Author and competitive golfer Kay Rae Chomic reads from her new work of fiction, A Tight Grip: A Novel About Golf, Love Affairs, and Women of a Certain Age at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 (11 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
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will open the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through the 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
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Climbing Symposium: Backcountry Essentials will host a Climbing Symposium from 5-7pm at Vital Climbing Gym, 1421 N. State St. There will be gear clinics every half-hour and you can also demo climbing shoes. Entry is free. http://www.backcountryessentials.net
    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
  • The Atlantics: Join Village Books and the Atlantics for a Whatcom Literacy Council benefit at 6pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Tickets are $35 and include appetizers, the first beer (or other beverage) and boogie, pop-rock and blues by the longtime ensemble. http://www.villagebooks.com or www.brownpapertickets.com
    6:00pm
  • Brews Cruise: Join San Juan Cruises for the first "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" of the season leaving at 6:30pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. The cruises—which continue every Wednesday through Sept. 24—includes liquid samples from Boundary Bay Brewery and two other Northwest breweries. Entry is $35. Register in advance, as the cruises sell out quickly. http://www.whales.com
    6:30pm
  • Summer Salmon: Learn how to make fun and innovative king and sockeye salmon dishes when Chef Robert Fong leads a "Summer Salmon" class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $45. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • BUG Song Circle: Join the Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) for a Song Circle from 7-9pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    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, June 19, 2014 (15 events)

  • You Can’t Take It With You: The comedic You Can't Take It With You concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will open the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through the 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
    5:00pm
  • Berry Dairy Days: Kick off the summer with Burlington's "Berry Dairy Days Festival" happening Thursday through Sunday in downtown Burlington, Fairhaven Avenue, and Skagit River Park. The event features a parade, an antique car show, fireworks, plenty of strawberry shortcake, a salmon barbecue, and more. Many events are free. http://www.burlington-chamber.com
    10:00am
  • Border Songs: The newly christened Bellingham TheatreWorks teams up with Village Books for its first production, Border Songs, which opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Additional showings of the play—which is based on area author Jim Lynch's book of the same name about the tensions, struggles, law and lawlessness at the Peace-Arch border through the eyes of a quirky border patrolman—happen http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
    7:30pm
  • A Chorus Line: The magical musical known as A Chorus Line continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through 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
  • Stommish Water Festival: Athletic events, traditional singing and dancing, a traditional salmon barbecue, a carnival, a moonlight concert series, a showing of What About Those Promises?, and much, much more will be part of the 68th annual Stommish Water Festival happening from Thursday through Sunday on the Lummi Indian Reservation's Gooseberry Point. Admission is free and Stommish is open to the public. http://www.stommish.com
    10:00am
  • Teen Writing Conference: Kids ages 13-18 years old are invited to take part in today's "Teen Writing Conference" happening from 9:30am-5:30pm at Village Books, the Fairhaven Village Inn, and the Fairhaven Public Library. The event will offer a variety of writing-related hands-on experiences, as well as keynote addresses and individual critique sessions. Entry is $49; please register in advance. http://www.writeonconference.com
    9:30am
  • Lynden Farmers Market: Procure fresh, seasonal fare from local farmers at the Lynden Farmers Market, which opens today from 12-5pm and continues every Thursday through Oct. 30 at 324 Front St. http://www.lyndenfarmersmarket.com
    12:00pm
  • Birding 102: Birder and photographer Ken Salzman leads a "Birding 102" presentation at a Brown Bag gathering at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Art Auction: Support the work of the Mount Vernon Arts Commission by participating in an auction of patio furniture and umbrellas painted by local artists from 6-8:30pm at Skagit Riverwalk (next to the Tulip Tower). The event celebrates the arrival of summer with artists, art lovers and local community. Food, libations and live music will be part of the seasonal fun. Tickets can be bought at the door for $35. (360) 336-6215
    6:00pm
  • Washington Spirits: Tony Vernon and Matt Howell of Chuckanut Bay Distillery answer questions on the process of distilling and what it means to be a “craft distillery" at a "Washington Spirits" presentation from 6:30-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Register in advance for the free workshop. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:30pm
  • Constructive Wallowing: Therapist, workshop leader and Portland-based blogger Tina Gilbertson shares ideas from her book Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626 or http://www.tinagilbertson.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, June 20, 2014 (19 events)

  • You Can’t Take It With You: The comedic You Can't Take It With You concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will open the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through the 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
    5:00pm
  • Berry Dairy Days: Kick off the summer with Burlington's "Berry Dairy Days Festival" happening Thursday through Sunday in downtown Burlington, Fairhaven Avenue, and Skagit River Park. The event features a parade, an antique car show, fireworks, plenty of strawberry shortcake, a salmon barbecue, and more. Many events are free. http://www.burlington-chamber.com
    10:00am
  • Border Songs: The newly christened Bellingham TheatreWorks teams up with Village Books for its first production, Border Songs, which opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Additional showings of the play—which is based on area author Jim Lynch's book of the same name about the tensions, struggles, law and lawlessness at the Peace-Arch border through the eyes of a quirky border patrolman—happen http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
    7:30pm
  • A Chorus Line: The magical musical known as A Chorus Line continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through 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
  • Stommish Water Festival: Athletic events, traditional singing and dancing, a traditional salmon barbecue, a carnival, a moonlight concert series, a showing of What About Those Promises?, and much, much more will be part of the 68th annual Stommish Water Festival happening from Thursday through Sunday on the Lummi Indian Reservation's Gooseberry Point. Admission is free and Stommish is open to the public. http://www.stommish.com
    10:00am
  • MONA Art Auction: More than 300 artworks by emerging and master artists will be on display and up for sale as part of the 22nd annual Art Auction happening at 5pm Saturday at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. The public can also view the paintings, prints, glass, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and textiles from 12-5pm Friday and 11am-3pm Saturday. Entry to the public preview is free; entry to the auction itself is $100. http://www.museumofnwart.org
    12:00pm
  • Sin & Gin Tour: The Good Time Girls continue their seasonal "Sin & Gin Tours" at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Bureau of Historical Investigation, 217 W. Holly St. The walking tours—which continue through the summer—feature stories about Bellingham's sometimes salacious past. Entry is $15-$19. http://www.thebureaubellingham.com
    7:00pm
  • Dudestock 2014: Drink White Russians, listen to Creedence, and party with an array of Dudes, Walters, and Maudes at "Dudestock 2014" starting at 7pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The event—which also features a viewing of the The Big Lebowski—includes a costume contest, an art reception and more. Feel free to show up in your bathrobe. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.lincolntheatre.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
  • International Art Festival: Visual arts, textiles, sculpture, music, dance, gourmet food and more will be part of the "International Art Festival" happening from 11am-5pm Friday, and 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, at Blaine's Peace Arch Park. The festival will be filled with the diversity and rich culture provided by a variety of artists from both sides of the border. Entry is free. http://www.peacearchart.org
    10:00am
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Family Story Night: Members of the Bellingham Storyteller's Guild will offer an hour of coaching and an introduction to storytelling at 6pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. At 7pm, storytelling will commence. Entry is free. 778-7188
    6:00pm
  • Storyteller: Take a dance journey through the infinite worlds in literature when Fidalgo DanceWorks presents showings of "Storyteller" at 7pm Friday at 3pm Saturday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall, 1600 20th St. Tickets are $12-$17. http://www.fidalgodanceworks.org
    7:00pm
  • Storyteller: Take a dance journey through the infinite worlds in literature when Fidalgo DanceWorks presents showings of "Storyteller" at 7pm Friday at 3pm Saturday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall, 1600 20th St. Tickets are $12-$17. http://www.fidalgodanceworks.org
    7:00pm
  • Newlyweds Recital: Marital bliss will be on display when musicians and doctoral students Cole Anderson and Siyuan Li present a "Newlyweds Recital" at 7pm at the Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. The duo will perform a joint recital, featuring the Liszt B minor Sonata as well as music by Chopin and Ives. Suggested donation is $10. 733-4676
    7:00pm
  • Skip Gorman: Listen to one of the country's premier mandolin players when Skip Gorman presents an evening of cowboy songs and American fiddle tunes at a 7:30pm concert at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Entry is $15. 733-5960 or http://www.skipgorman.com
    7:30pm
  • What About Those Promises?: As part of the 68th Lummi Stommish Water Festvial, attend a special remount of What About Those Promises? at 8pm athe Siver Reef Hotel Casino & Spa, 4876 Haxton Way. The historical stage play is an educational and informative presentation about the treaty signing of 1855 and the ensuing litigation between the Lummi Nation and the United States. Tickets are $15. http://www.stommish.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

Saturday, June 21, 2014 (31 events)

  • You Can’t Take It With You: The comedic You Can't Take It With You concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will open the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through the 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
    5:00pm
  • Berry Dairy Days: Kick off the summer with Burlington's "Berry Dairy Days Festival" happening Thursday through Sunday in downtown Burlington, Fairhaven Avenue, and Skagit River Park. The event features a parade, an antique car show, fireworks, plenty of strawberry shortcake, a salmon barbecue, and more. Many events are free. http://www.burlington-chamber.com
    10:00am
  • Border Songs: The newly christened Bellingham TheatreWorks teams up with Village Books for its first production, Border Songs, which opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Additional showings of the play—which is based on area author Jim Lynch's book of the same name about the tensions, struggles, law and lawlessness at the Peace-Arch border through the eyes of a quirky border patrolman—happen http://www.bellinghamtheatreworks.org
    7:30pm
  • A Chorus Line: The magical musical known as A Chorus Line continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through 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
  • Stommish Water Festival: Athletic events, traditional singing and dancing, a traditional salmon barbecue, a carnival, a moonlight concert series, a showing of What About Those Promises?, and much, much more will be part of the 68th annual Stommish Water Festival happening from Thursday through Sunday on the Lummi Indian Reservation's Gooseberry Point. Admission is free and Stommish is open to the public. http://www.stommish.com
    10:00am
  • MONA Art Auction: More than 300 artworks by emerging and master artists will be on display and up for sale as part of the 22nd annual Art Auction happening at 5pm Saturday at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. The public can also view the paintings, prints, glass, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and textiles from 12-5pm Friday and 11am-3pm Saturday. Entry to the public preview is free; entry to the auction itself is $100. http://www.museumofnwart.org
    12:00pm
  • Sin & Gin Tour: The Good Time Girls continue their seasonal "Sin & Gin Tours" at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Bureau of Historical Investigation, 217 W. Holly St. The walking tours—which continue through the summer—feature stories about Bellingham's sometimes salacious past. Entry is $15-$19. http://www.thebureaubellingham.com
    7:00pm
  • Dudestock 2014: Drink White Russians, listen to Creedence, and party with an array of Dudes, Walters, and Maudes at "Dudestock 2014" starting at 7pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The event—which also features a viewing of the The Big Lebowski—includes a costume contest, an art reception and more. Feel free to show up in your bathrobe. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • Home & Landscape Tour: Get a sneak peek at a variety of innovative, eco-friendly homes as part of Sustainable Connections' 12th annual "Imagine This! Home & Landscape Tour" from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Whatcom County. Participants can visit local spaces utilizing the latest innovations in green design, reclaimed materials, renewable/solar energy, passive solar construction, rainwater harvesting, permaculture and low maintenance landscapes. Entry is $10. http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    10:00am
  • Fairhaven Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:00am
  • Feed the Need Run & Walk: Industrial Credit Union will host the inaugural "Feed the Need" 5K Run & Walk starting at 8:30am at Ferndale's Hovander Homestead Park. Entry is $15-$25; funds raised will benefit Whatcom County food banks. An organic breakfast, race prized, a raffle and more will be part of the community fun. http://www.communityfooddrive.com
    8:30am
  • Skagit’s Amazing Race: Help raise funds for the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club at "Skagit's Amazing Race to Raise Great Kids" starting at 9am at the Mount Vernon Club, 1100 N. LaVenture. Racers can expect to encounter both physical skill elements (running, climbing) with creative and/or mental skills (singing, dancing, puzzle solving, etc.). Entry is $250 per team. http://www.ministrysync.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
  • Book Sale: "The Next Chapter Makes a Difference" will be the theme of a Book Sale and Fundraiser happening from 9am-4pm Ferndale's Christ Lutheran Church, 5904 Vista Dr. New and gently used books, audio books and more will be for sale. Proceeds support rebuilding and educating war-torn Northern Uganda by constructing a community library. 305-8489
    9:00am
  • Antique Fair: Attend the first-ever Antique Fair from 9am-5pm at the schoolhouse at Mount Vernon's Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Fine furniture, garden accessories, vintage jewelry and more will be on display and up for sale. http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
    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. No tennis experience is necessary. Please register in advance. http://www.pnw.usta.com
    9:30am
  • 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. Today's gathering also includes "Chef in the Market," with demos and samplings by Chuckanut Manor (11am) and the Table (1pm). 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
  • Kulshan Quest: Solo racers and teams of two, three or four can paddle Bellingham Bay and run and mountain bike through Fairhaven and the Chuckanut Mountains as part of Recreation Northwest's "Kulshan Quest" happening today in Bellingham. Racers can choose from six- or 12-hour events. Registration prices vary. http://www.recreationnorthwest.org
    10:00am
  • Winter Garden Planning: "Plan Your Winter Garden Now!" will be the focus of a free workshop from 10:30am-12pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. If you want to grow and harvest veggies year-round, this is your chance to learn how to do so. No registration is required. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    10:30am
  • Fairy Day: Attend an International Fairy Day celebration from 11am-2pm at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Kids and adults can come in costume, join the crew at noon for a promenade around the nursery, and make fairy crowns. Register in advance for the free event. 676-5480
    11:00am
  • Escape from Budapest: Holocaust survivor Noemi Ban shares part of her harrowing life story at an "Escape from Budapest" presentation at 1pm at the South Whatcom Library, 8 Barn View Court. Entry is free. 305-3600
    1:00pm
  • Summer Solstice Celebration: Attend a Summer Solstice Celebration from 1-6pm at the York Community Farm, 1474 James St. Farm tours, live music, crafts, sidewalk chalk art, a barbecue and more will be part of the event. Funds raised will go directly back to the urban farm. 920-1728
    1:00pm
  • Wine Tasting: Sample a variety of liquid goods at the American Association of University Women's Wine Tasting Scholarship Fundraiser from 3-6pm at Everson's Mount Baker Vineyards, 4298 Mt. Baker Hwy. Tickets are $30 and include appetizers, art displays and entry to raffles. (360) 671-5518
    3:00pm
  • 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
  • Summer Music Series: The Celtic sounds of Maggie's Fury can be heard at the first outdoor summer music concert of the season from 6-8:30pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 4th St. Concerts happen on a weekly basis through September 14. TIckets are $8 at the door. http://www.theheartofanacortes.com
    6:00pm
  • Mount Baker World Music Festival: The music and dance of the indigenous people of the Caribbean can be heard when Hangucha Garinagu performs as part of the Mount Baker World Music Festival at 7pm Saturday in Maple Falls at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, 8251 Kendall Rd. At 6pm Sunday, listen to gospel, jazz, blues and R & B with the Josephine Howell Quartet. Tickets to each concert are $15. http://www.mountbakerworldmusic.com
    7:00pm
  • Voices of Eternity: The all-girl Concentio and Chamber Choirs of Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts will perform at a "Voices of Eternity" concert at 7pm at Saint James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. The inspirational program will focus on beauty, joy and hope in the midst of hardship. 733-1325
    7:00pm
  • A Night at the Movies: The Dance Studio presents an energetic and interactive dance production celebrating cinema through the ages at "A Night at the Movies" performances at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. This entertaining and fast-paced production features all ages of dancers, including the Dance Studio’s forever-dedicated dads. Tickets are $14. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Solstice Fiesta: Celebrate light and vitality when Rumba Northwest and Bellingham Dance Company present a fundraising "Solstice Fiesta" starting at 8pm at the movement-based headquarters at 1705 N. State St. Rumba NW will provide dance instruction, and there'll be a beer and wine bar, desserts and more. Entry is $5-$15; funds raised benefit Von Ochoa, who is recovering from a traumatic brain injury. http://www.bellinghamdancecompany.com
    8:00pm

 

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