Week of Sunday, July 13, 2014
(100 events)

Sunday, July 13, 2014 (15 events)

  • The Music Man: See area youth share their singing and dancing talents when The Music Man shows this week at performances at 7pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10 at the door or online at Brown Paper Tickets. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Festival of Music: Selections by Bach, Brahms, and Prokofiev can be heard when the Bellingham Festival of Music continues this week with performances Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center and the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Prices for various performances range from $12-$45. http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Everson Summer Festival: A book sale, food vendors, barbecues, basketball and softball tournaments, a parade, games for kids, a "Run Like a Girl" 5K fun run, a horseshoe tournaments and potluck dinner, a show-and-shine, live music and more will be part of the Everson-Nooksack Summer Festival happening Friday through Sunday throughout Everson. Many events are free. http://www.eversonnooksackchamber.org
    8:00am
  • Everson Summer Festival: A book sale, food vendors, barbecues, basketball and softball tournaments, a parade, games for kids, a "Run Like a Girl" 5K fun run, a horseshoe tournaments and potluck dinner, a show-and-shine, live music and more will be part of the Everson-Nooksack Summer Festival happening Friday through Sunday throughout Everson. Many events are free. http://www.eversonnooksackchamber.org
    8:00am
  • Tour of Private Gardens: Get a sneak peek at six amazing green spaces at the Whatcom Horticultural Society's 28th annual "Tour of Private Gardens" from 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Bellingham. Entry is $15-$18 in advance, and $18-$22 at the event. http://www.whatcomhortsociety.org
    11:00am
  • Bellingham Pride: A "Pride Family" Picnic kicks off the official celebration for Bellingham Pride starting at noon Saturday at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. That night, there'll also be an all-ages B-Proud Dance from 8-11pm at Bloedel. The annual ISCEE Pride Drag Show begins at 7:30pm at Rumors Cabaret, followed by the annual Pride Party from 10am-2pm. On Sunday, attend the annual Pride Parade at noon along Cornwall Avenue, and a Pride Festival from 12-4pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad http://www.bhampride.org
    12:00pm
  • Skagit Valley Highland Games: Scottish athletic competitions, sheepdog trials, fiddling and bagpipe performances and games, dancing, a beer and whisky garden, events for kids, food and more will be part of the 20th annual Skagit Valley Highland Games happening from 9am-9pm Saturday and 9am-5pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Edgewater Park, 600 Behrens Millett Rd. Entry is $7-$13 (weekend passes are also available). http://www.celticarts.org
    9:00am
  • Art by the Bay: More than 100 artists and artisans from around the region will show and sell their work at Stanwood Camano Art Guild's annual "Art by the Bay" from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Stanwood Camano Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Hwy. There'll also be live music, and food available for purchase. Entry to the exhibit is free.
    10:00am
  • FAIRHAVEN RIDE: Meet up with folks from Fairhaven Bike & Ski for a weekly race-pace ride at 8am at the Fairhaven Village Green. 733-4433 or http://www.fairhavenbike.com
    8:00am
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mt. Baker Bike Club for the weekly “Rabbit Ride” starting at 8:30am at Fairhaven Bike & Ski, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route sees riders heading down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. 733-4433 or http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • Chocolate Detectives Summer Ride: "Chocolate Detectives" will be the focus of Everybody Bike's Summer Rides excursion starting at 1pm at the Fairhaven Village Green. Participants will discover secrets and chocolate on a bike ride through Bellingham, stopping at significant sites for more clues. Entry is free and no registration is required. http://www.everybodybike.com
    1:00pm
  • Wine Fundraiser: Food, dessert and wine tastings (and wine sales) will be available at a fundraiser for Rett Syndrome Awareness/Education and Support from 1-5pm at Vartanyan Estate Winery, 1628 Huntley Rd. Raffle prizes and live music from Travis Rambo and Pacific High will also be part of the gathering. http://www.frankiesaysfightsrett.org
    1:00pm
  • Fiddlin’ Fox Concert Series: As part of the annual "Fiddlin' Fox" Concert Series, the cajun sounds of Swamp Soul can be listened and danced to from 2-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. The free, family-friendly concerts take place every Sunday through July, and include dance instruction. http://www.fairhaven.com
    2:00pm
  • Historical Tall Ship Sail: Book a ticket for a sail aboard the historic schooner Adventuress from 3-6pm in Anacortes leaving from the Cap Sante Marina, 1019 Q Ave. Tickets to get onboard the environmental tall ship are $25-$55. http://www.soundexp.org
    3:00pm

Monday, July 14, 2014 (8 events)

  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Kids Can Cook: Dr. Jean Layton leads a "Kids Can Cook: Vegetarian" cooking course for kids ages 13 to 18 from 10am-12pm Monday and Tuesday at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. This two-day, hands-on class is designed to give teen chefs the tools they need to create delicious vegetarian dishes with flair. Cost is $49. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    10:00am
  • Blaine Book Groups: The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs will be the topic of discussion at a Monday Morning Book Discussion Group meeting at 11am at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. At 6pm, join the Evening Book Discussion Group with Dame Daphne Sheldrick's Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story as the focal point. 305-3600
    11:00am
  • Bastille Day Picnic: Enjoy a medley of savory tarts and quiche when Karina Davidson helms a "Bastille Day Picnic" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39, with a $7 wine option payable at class. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Monday Author Series: As part of a "Literary Elements" adult summer reading author series, Stacie Zinn Roberts will read from her recently published book, How to Live Your Passion & Fulfill Your Dreams, at 6pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Entry is free. http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
    7:00pm
  • Epic Trilogy: Portland-based author Ian Doescher reads from William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return: Star Wars Part the Sixth at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book is the third in his epic trilogy. http://www.villagebooks.com
    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 Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation. http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 (8 events)

  • MBT’s Summer Repertory Theatre: The Mount Baker Theatre's Summer Repertory Theatre kicks off this week with 7:30pm showings of Lanford Wilson's comedy/drama Talley's Folly, Neil Simon's comedic Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Becky's New Car, by Steven Dietz, at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The three plays show in repertory through Aug. 10. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.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
  • Wild Edible Berries: Vanessa Cooper focuses on"Wild Edible Berries" at a course from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Participants will also learn when and how to gather, preserve, and prepare local berries for optimal taste and nutrition. Entry is $29. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Woodstock Work Party: Join Bellingham Parks for a work party from 6:30-8:30pm at Woodstock Farm. Meet at the North Chuckanut Mount Trailhead and bike or walk to the the farm, which is a half-mile south of the parking lot (or ride your bike on the Interurban Trail to Spokane Street). Participants will be pulling invasives, planting and spreading mulch.
    6:30pm
  • Field Guide: Geographer and photographer William Wyckoff shares images and stories from How to Read the American West: A Field Guide at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Wyckoff offers a fresh perspective on the natural and human history of the American West and encourages readers to discover that history has shaped the places where people live, work and visit. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Arrington Readings: Whatcom County native Aminta Arrington reads from and shares stories from her Home is a Roof Over a Pig memoir at 7pm at the Lynden Public Library, 216 4th St. The book focuses on family, adoption and belonging. The free event repeats July 20 at the Ferndale Library. http://www.wcls.org
    7:00pm
  • Vaudevillingham: The Bellingham Circus Guild presents its monthly fundraising variety show, "Vaudevillingham," at 7pm and 9pm performances at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Members of the guild and other talented folks from around the community will share acts that have never, ever been seen before. Suggested donation is $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 (12 events)

  • MBT’s Summer Repertory Theatre: The Mount Baker Theatre's Summer Repertory Theatre kicks off this week with 7:30pm showings of Lanford Wilson's comedy/drama Talley's Folly, Neil Simon's comedic Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Becky's New Car, by Steven Dietz, at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The three plays show in repertory through Aug. 10. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • MBT’s Summer Repertory Theatre: The Mount Baker Theatre's Summer Repertory Theatre continues this week with showings of Lanford Wilson's comedy/drama Talley's Folly, Neil Simon's comedic Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Becky's New Car, by Steven Dietz, at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The three plays show in repertory at 7:30pm on weekdays and 3pm Sundays through Aug. 10. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Chef Farm Tour: Join a "Chef Farm Tour: Whatcom County (Fruit, Veggies, Meat, Wine) " leaving meeting at 7:45am at the offices of Sustainable Connections, 1701 Ellis St. Attendees will tour Sage Sky Farm, Cloud Mountain Farm, Growing Washington, and Samson Estates Winery. Cost is $20. http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    7:45am
  • Noontime Concert Series: The ambient and electronic folk-Americana sounds of Willow Vane can be heard at a noontime concert at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Plaza. The free series continues through the month with concerts by the Happy Valley Sluggers (July 23) and City Hall (July 30). http://www.wwu.edu
    12:00pm
  • 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
  • Wednesday Walking Group: Adults 45 and older are invited to join a Bellingham Evening Walking Group starting at 5:30pm every Wednesday in July at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. The hourlong excursions will feature different destinations every week. 733-4030 or http://www.wccoa.org
    5:30pm
  • GROUP RIDE: The Mt. Baker Bike Club hosts a Group Ride starting every Wednesday at 6pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Be prepared to ride for 30 miles at a race/training pace, and regroup at the brewery following the excursion. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    6:00pm
  • Evening Epic Run: A weekly “Evening Epic Run” begins at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The strenuous runs are 1.5-2 hours in length on hilly terrain with experienced trail runners. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Downtown Sounds: Prime Time Band and the Austermen File will perform as part of the 10th annual "Downtown Sounds" series from 6-9pm on Bay Street between Woods Coffee and the Pickford Cinema. The free performances continue July 23 (Polecat and Hillstomp), July 30 (Publish the Quest and 3 on the Tree), and August 6 (Voyager and the Trees). http://www.downtownbham.wordpress.com
    6:00pm
  • Brews Cruise: Join San Juan Cruises for the weekly "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" 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
  • 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, July 17, 2014 (18 events)

  • MBT’s Summer Repertory Theatre: The Mount Baker Theatre's Summer Repertory Theatre kicks off this week with 7:30pm showings of Lanford Wilson's comedy/drama Talley's Folly, Neil Simon's comedic Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Becky's New Car, by Steven Dietz, at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The three plays show in repertory through Aug. 10. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • MBT’s Summer Repertory Theatre: The Mount Baker Theatre's Summer Repertory Theatre continues this week with showings of Lanford Wilson's comedy/drama Talley's Folly, Neil Simon's comedic Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Becky's New Car, by Steven Dietz, at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The three plays show in repertory at 7:30pm on weekdays and 3pm Sundays through Aug. 10. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • One-Act Wonders: View two new one-act plays written by young artists from the collegiate community when Brian Toews The ART (The Awful Real Thing and Rene Vohze's The Velociraptor open this week at 8pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The "satirical fringe spectacle" contains nudity, violence and adult language, and is intended for mature audiences only. Tickets are $8 and additional shows happen July 24-27. Opening night is $10, and includes two drinks and appetizers after the show. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • 13 the Musical: Kaleb VanRijswijck directs performances of 13, the Musical at 7pm Thursday through Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Festival of Music: Selections by Bach, Brahms, and Prokofiev can be heard when the Bellingham Festival of Music continues this week with performances at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center and the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Prices for various performances range from $12-$45. http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Shakespeare Northwest: The summer season of Shakespeare Northwest continues this weekend with showings of Macbeth at 7pm Thursday and Saturday, and Much Ado About Nothing at 7pm Friday and 2pm Sunday, at the Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. The Shakespearean favorites show in repertory through Aug. 16. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.shakesnw.org
    7:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Lynden Farmers Market: Procure fresh, seasonal fare from local farmers at the Lynden Farmers Market, which happens from 12-5pm every Thursday through Oct. 30 at 324 Front St. http://www.lyndenfarmersmarket.com
    12:00pm
  • Curator’s Tour: Attend a tour of "Radical Repetition: Albers to Warhol" with curator Barbara Matilsky at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Entry is free with $5 Thursday admission. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Run Happy Island: Reps from Brooks will be on hand at a tropical themed "Run Happy Island" event from 3-7pm in front of Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. Free gait analysis, the latest running technologies, prizes and more will be part of the free event. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    3:00pm
  • History Cruise: Longtime historian Brian Griffin will be the knowledgable narrator when the Whatcom Museum of History & Art continues its "History Sunset Cruise" season at 5:30pm at Island Mariner Cruises, 2621 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Tickets to the Bellingham Bay -focused excursion are $30-$35; additional cruises happen Thursdays through Aug. 21. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    5:30pm
  • Waterfront Future Tours: Join San Juan Cruises for a "Bellingham's Future Waterfront" boat tour at 6:30pm leaving from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. View the current status of the waterfront from the water while representatives from the Port of Bellingham offer details on planned redevelopment and the vision of what our waterfront could look like in the future. Additional tours happen July 31 and Aug. 14 and 28. Entry is $10-$20. http://www.whales.com
    6:30pm
  • Hour of Lead: Bruce Holbert reads from The Hour of Lead: A Novel at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • Doc Dweeb: Internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Kayc presents her latest creation, Doc Dweeb, at 7:30pm at the Lynden Pioneer Museum, 217 Front St. The event promises to be both educational and entertaining. Tickets are $12. (360) 961-8833
    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, July 18, 2014 (15 events)

  • Sin & Gin Tours: The Good Time Girls host a "Sin & Gin Tour" tonight at 7pm starting at the Bureau of Historical Investigation, 217 W. Holly St. The walking tours—which continue Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 28 in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven—feature stories about Bellingham's history and sometimes salacious past. Entry is $15-$19. http://www.thebureaubellingham.com
    7:00pm
  • MBT’s Summer Repertory Theatre: The Mount Baker Theatre's Summer Repertory Theatre continues this week with showings of Lanford Wilson's comedy/drama Talley's Folly, Neil Simon's comedic Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Becky's New Car, by Steven Dietz, at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The three plays show in repertory at 7:30pm on weekdays and 3pm Sundays through Aug. 10. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • One-Act Wonders: View two new one-act plays written by young artists from the collegiate community when Brian Toews The ART (The Awful Real Thing and Rene Vohze's The Velociraptor open this week at 8pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The "satirical fringe spectacle" contains nudity, violence and adult language, and is intended for mature audiences only. Tickets are $8 and additional shows happen July 24-27. Opening night is $10, and includes two drinks and appetizers after the show. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • 13 the Musical: Kaleb VanRijswijck directs performances of 13, the Musical at 7pm Thursday through Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Festival of Music: Selections by Bach, Brahms, and Prokofiev can be heard when the Bellingham Festival of Music continues this week with performances at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center and the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Prices for various performances range from $12-$45. http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Shakespeare Northwest: The summer season of Shakespeare Northwest continues this weekend with showings of Macbeth at 7pm Thursday and Saturday, and Much Ado About Nothing at 7pm Friday and 2pm Sunday, at the Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. The Shakespearean favorites show in repertory through Aug. 16. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.shakesnw.org
    7:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Hellingham: A killer is on the loose, and three townspeople will die at the hands of the nefarious citizen. Problem is, nobody knowns who exactly it is. Find out more when the improvised murder mystery known as "Hellingham" returns for a spooky summertime run at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Please note that new hours are in effect—meaning there'll be just one show on weekends through the summer. http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm
  • Faith County II: Nearly Stellar Entertainment presents Faith County II: The Saga Continues at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. Tickets to Mark Landon Smith's long-awaited sequel are $8-$12. (360) 927-0378
    7:30pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in July at North Lake Whatcom Park. Entry is $5. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • DUPI Flower Show: As part of the Ferndale Old Settlers annual celebration, attend the DUPI (dig-em-up and put-em-in) Garden Club's 18th annual Flower Show Friday and Saturday at the Ferndale Library at Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. 384-4262
    1:31pm
  • 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
  • Line Dancing: Join the Lynden Line Dancers for Western Line Dance classes tonight and again July 25 at the Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. Newbies start at 5:45pm, beginners at 6:30pm, and intermediates at 7:30pm. No partner or experience is necessary. Entry is $5 per class. (360) 354-4325
    5:45pm
  • Peace Dance: The monthly Dances of Universal Peace takes place from 7-9pm at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew Street Rd. The event is a form of contemplative prayer and a multicultural celebration of the sacred in movement and voice, rhythm and melody. No previous experience is necessary. Admission is by donation. 733-5745
    7:00pm

Saturday, July 19, 2014 (34 events)

  • Sin & Gin Tours: The Good Time Girls host a "Sin & Gin Tour" tonight at 7pm starting at the Bureau of Historical Investigation, 217 W. Holly St. The walking tours—which continue Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 28 in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven—feature stories about Bellingham's history and sometimes salacious past. Entry is $15-$19. http://www.thebureaubellingham.com
    7:00pm
  • MBT’s Summer Repertory Theatre: The Mount Baker Theatre's Summer Repertory Theatre continues this week with showings of Lanford Wilson's comedy/drama Talley's Folly, Neil Simon's comedic Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Becky's New Car, by Steven Dietz, at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The three plays show in repertory at 7:30pm on weekdays and 3pm Sundays through Aug. 10. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • One-Act Wonders: View two new one-act plays written by young artists from the collegiate community when Brian Toews The ART (The Awful Real Thing and Rene Vohze's The Velociraptor open this week at 8pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The "satirical fringe spectacle" contains nudity, violence and adult language, and is intended for mature audiences only. Tickets are $8 and additional shows happen July 24-27. Opening night is $10, and includes two drinks and appetizers after the show. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • 13 the Musical: Kaleb VanRijswijck directs performances of 13, the Musical at 7pm Thursday through Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Festival of Music: Selections by Bach, Brahms, and Prokofiev can be heard when the Bellingham Festival of Music continues this week with performances at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center and the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Prices for various performances range from $12-$45. http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Shakespeare Northwest: The summer season of Shakespeare Northwest continues this weekend with showings of Macbeth at 7pm Thursday and Saturday, and Much Ado About Nothing at 7pm Friday and 2pm Sunday, at the Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. The Shakespearean favorites show in repertory through Aug. 16. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.shakesnw.org
    7:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Hellingham: A killer is on the loose, and three townspeople will die at the hands of the nefarious citizen. Problem is, nobody knowns who exactly it is. Find out more when the improvised murder mystery known as "Hellingham" returns for a spooky summertime run at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Please note that new hours are in effect—meaning there'll be just one show on weekends through the summer. http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm
  • Faith County II: Nearly Stellar Entertainment presents Faith County II: The Saga Continues at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. Tickets to Mark Landon Smith's long-awaited sequel are $8-$12. (360) 927-0378
    7:30pm
  • Lavender Festival: Demos, exhibits, do-it-yourself tables, strolls through open fields and more will be part of the San Juan Island Lavender Festival happening from 10am-5pm at Friday Harbor's Pelindaba Lavender Farm, 33 Hawthorne Lane. Admission is free. http://www.pelindabalavender.com
    10:00am
  • Schooner Sailing: Climb aboard the historic schooner Adventuress for free dockside tours from 11am-2pm Saturday in Anacortes at the Cap Sante Marina, 1019 Q Ave. Attendees can also sign up for three-hour tours in local waterways from 3-6pm Saturday and 11am-2pm Sunday. Cost for those tours is $18-$55. http://www.soundexp.org
    11:00am
  • Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour: Get a closer look at the creative process when dozens of artists open up their spaces for the Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Skagit County. Entry to the self-guided tour is free. http://www.skagitart.com
    10:00am
  • Raspberry Pancake Breakfast: As part of this weekend's Northwest Raspberry Festival, attend a Raspberry Pancake Breakfast from 7-11am at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Entry is $5. http://www.lynden.org
    7:00am
  • Fairhaven Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:00am
  • Wind Horse Half Marathon: The 13.1-mile Wind Horse Half Marathon begins at 8:30am at Fairhaven Park and continues along the Interurban Trail and beyond. Entry is $30-$35; funds raised benefit the Blue Sky Education Project, which supports children in Tsetserleg, Mongolia, one of Bellingham’s sister cities. http://www.windhorserun.com
    8:30am
  • Whatcom Dream 5K: Runners, walkers and children can all take part in the Whatcom Dream 5K starting at 9am at Bellingham's Roosevelt Park. The route will continue through streets and on trails. Entry is $12-$25. http://www.thewhatcomdream.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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. The monthly "Chef in the Market" series will also include demos and samples by chefs at the Lakeway Inn (11am) and the Inn at Semiahmoo (1pm). http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Printmaking Workshop: In conjunction with "Skagit Women Print," sign up for a "Bookbinding and Pastepaper" workshop with Jules Remedios Faye from 10am-4pm in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. Cost is $75. Additional printmaking workshops take place July 26 and Aug. 2-3. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    10:00am
  • Foothills Garden Tour: Tour six amazing Whatcom County gardens at the peak of their summer magnificence at the Foothills Garden Tour from 10:30am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. In addition to viewing the typically private spaces, garden art vendors will also showcase their wares at each garden. Tickets are $10-$12; proceeds benefit the Deming Library's programming and building maintenance. http://www.demingfriends.org
    10:30am
  • Lynden’s Got Talent: As part of this weekend's Raspberry Festival, sign up for auditions for the solo and group voice competition, "Lynden's Got Talent," from 11am-2pm at an outdoor stage at the festival. At 7pm, watch the performance at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. P.S. The winner gets $500, and will featured at the upcoming Lynden Music Festival. http://www.lyndenmusicfstival.com
    11:00am
  • The Art of Genre Opening: Get a look at some of the best-loved genres from Hollywood's studio era (roughly the 1930s-1960s) when "The Art of Genre: Posters from Hollywood's Golden Age" opens to the public today from 12-5pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building and Old City Hall. The original-issue artwork will show through October 12, and, in conjunction with the exhibit, Pickford Film Center will be presenting a summer of genre films from the studio era—all with corresponding artwork at the museum. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Summer Concert: As part of the Sounds of Summer Music Festival, attend a Gala Finale Concert at 1pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Jazz bands and choirs, a symphony, chorale and more will take part. Tickets are $10 at the door. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    1:00pm
  • Red Solo Cup: Tastings from regional wineries, breweries and distilleries will be part of a "Red Solo Cup" gathering from 2-5pm at La Conner's Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. Fourth St. The 21-and-over event will also feature live music by the C.C. Adams Band and food. Tickets are $20 and include seven tasting tickets. http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    1:32pm
  • Ruvara Marimba Ensemble: The Zimbabwean percussion group known as the Ruvara Marimba Ensemble takes part in the Northwest Raspberry Festival by performing at a free concert from 2:15-4pm in front on Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    2:15pm
  • Rapunzel: Take a "frivolous frolic through the French countryside" when the Missoula Children's Theatre—along with a horde of local youth who've been rehearsing and learning all week—presents performances of Rapunzel at 3pm and 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $10. Additional MCT performances happen Aug. 2 (Alice in Wonderland) and Aug. 9 (Pinocchio). 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    3:00pm
  • Island Gallery Walk: The Friday Harbor Gallery Association hosts the summertime Third Saturday Gallery Walk from 4-8pm at a variety of venues—including Arctic Raven, Gallery 9, Island Studios, Waterworks Gallery, and Arctic Raven—on San Juan Island. Entry is free. http://www.sanjuancalendar.com
    4:00pm
  • Humor for Hunger: Acclaimed comedians Michael Jr. and Nazareth will take part in a "Humor for Hunger" fundraiser from 5:30-9pm at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. There'll also be music by the Katinas, special messages from NFL players Michael Koenen and Jake Locker, a silent auction and more. Tickets are $12-$18; funds raised benefit local food banks. http://www.humorforhunger.com
    5:30pm
  • 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: Listen to the blues beats of Brian Lee and the Orbiters at a summer music series concert 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
  • The Polyrhythmics: Bring the family along when the first of four all-ages concerts happens tonight from 7-9pm at Bellingham's Boulevard Park. The afro-beat, horn-driven funk of the Polyrhythmics can be heard—and danced to—at the free event. Additional concerts feature Skamania (July 26), B'rer Rabbit (Aug. 2), and Cambalache (Aug. 9). 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org
    7:00pm

 

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