Week of Sunday, August 10, 2014
(105 events)

Sunday, August 10, 2014 (19 events)

  • MBT’s Summer Repertory Theatre: The Mount Baker Theatre's Summer Repertory Theatre concludes 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 Wednesday through Saturday and 3pm Sunday. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Marrowstone Music Festival Concerts: As part of the annual Marrowstone Music Festival at Western Washington University, internationally acclaimed faculty from the weeklong training ground for young musicians in the Pacific Northwest will perform at 7:30pm Thursday at the school's Performing Arts Center. Additional concerts happen at 7:30pm Saturday at the Performing Arts Center and 3pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $10. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu or www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Mark Twain in Fairhaven: Local playwright and historian John Lenz's Mark Twain in Fairhaven: A Musical Tall Tale—loosely based on Twain's visit to Fairhaven in 1895—continues this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional showings happen through Aug. 17. http://www.villagebooks.com
    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. Tickets are $10-$12. Additional showings of the Bard's classics happen through Aug. 17. http://www.shakesnw.org
    7:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which is open 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
    7:00pm
  • Monster Keeper: View Monster Keeper, a fast-paced, humorous tale, at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. The play is adapted from Royce Buckingham's middle-reader story, Demon Keeper, and is focused on characters who find courage, friendship and self-knowledge in unlikely circumstances. Tickets are $8. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • Festival of the River: The 25th annual Stillaguamish Festival of the River & Pow Wow opens at 10am Saturday and Sunday in Arlington at River Meadows County Park, 20146 Jordan Rd. Activities at the festival—whose mission is to help people who live and work in the surrounding regions understand how their actions can help make their environment healthier for people, fish and wildlife—include environmental and wellness exhibits, public pow wows, live music and entertainment, a fun run, a logging show, rides and http://www.festivaloftheriver.com
    10:00am
  • Estate Sale: The Skagit County Historical Museum and the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum will team up to host an Estate Sale from 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday at the La Conner Civic Garden Club, 622 S. Second St. Furniture, glassware, books, antiques, are and more will be up for perusal and purchase. http://www.skagitcounty.net
    10:00am
  • Harker Exhibition: Personal expression and complex imagery by students who have chosen, researched, explored and developed a major inspirational theme resulting in an original body of artwork can be seen at a free exhibition of Diploma students' work from 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts, 12636 Chilberg Rd. (just outside La Conner). http://www.gailcreativestudies.com
    11:00am
  • Summer Music Series: As part of a summer season of music, listen to the R&B sounds of the Margaret Wilder Band from 6-8:30pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 4th St. Entry is $8 at the door. At 2pm Sunday, attend a free concert with the talented Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band. http://www.theheartofanacortes.com
    6:00pm
  • 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
  • Summer Harvest Day: Taste freshly harvested fruits and veggies, see how nursery plants are propagated, tour the orchards, rate your favorite salsa and jams, learn how to build a rain garden and more at a "Summer Harvest Day" from 11am-4pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. Entry is free, and the event is family-friendly. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    11:00am
  • Summer Ride: Learn about solar panels, rain barrels and other ways you can make your home more environmentally friendly when Everybody Bike hosts a "Summer Rides: Sustainability Tour" starting at 1pm at Western Solar, 319 E. Champion St. Entry is free and no registration is required. http://www.everybodybike.com
    1:00pm
  • Pickett House Tour: Get a look at the oldest building in Bellingham at a monthly tour happening from 1-4pm at the Pickett House, 910 Bancroft St. Entry is by donation. http://www.cob.org
    1:00pm
  • International Concert Series: Afro-Brazilian music and dance will be on the menu when Show Brazil! performs as part of a monthlong International Concert Series at 2pm at Blaine's Peace Arch Park. Entry is free; additional concerts happen Sundays through Aug. 24. http://www.peacearchpark.org
    2:00pm
  • Motherhood by the Book: Betty MacDonald's The Egg and I will be the focus of a Motherhood by the Book meeting at 2pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The group—which focuses on spirited discussions of books that celebrate the trials, tribulations and rewards of motherhood, and what it means to be a mother—meets on the second Sunday of every month. 671-2626
    2:00pm
  • Benefit Concert: Forrest O'Connor, Kate Lee Lynn Ferguson, and Will Maring will perform at a "Leg Up" Benefit Concert from 2-5pm at Vartanyan Estates Winery, 1626 Huntley Rd. Suggested donation is $5 for kids and $10 for adults; funds raised benefit the NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center. http://www.nwtrc.org
    2:00pm

Monday, August 11, 2014 (8 events)

  • Northwest Washington Fair: The Lynden PRCA Rodeo, a slate of entertainers led by country star Gary Allen and including Huey Lewis and Collective Soul, perennial favorites such as the Demolition Derby, a wide variety of carnival rides, 4H and FFA exhibits and more will be part of the 104th annual Northwest Washington Fair happening from 9am-11pm Monday through Saturday at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. General admission is $5-$12; prices vary for grandstand events. http://www.nwwafair.com
    9:00am
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which is open 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
    7:00pm
  • Blaine Book Groups: The Monday Morning Book Discussion Group meets from 11am-1pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. From 6-8pm, the Monday Evening Book Discussion Group meets to discuss local writer Aminta Arrington's Home is a Roof Over a Pig: An American Family's Journey in China. Both groups are open to all adults. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    11:00am
  • Monday Author Series: As part of a "Literary Elements" adult summer reading author series, Justin Bog reads from his short story collection, Sandcastle, at 6pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Entry is free. http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
    6:00pm
  • Advanced Navigation: Join Mt. Baker Mountain guide John Minier for an "Advanced Navigation and Route Planning" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. If you've ever wanted to streamline your tour planning and build detailed routes, sign up in advance for the free workshop. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • 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. Tonight's featured poet is David B. Horowitz. Entry is by donation. 778-7230 or http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 (9 events)

  • Northwest Washington Fair: The Lynden PRCA Rodeo, a slate of entertainers led by country star Gary Allen and including Huey Lewis and Collective Soul, perennial favorites such as the Demolition Derby, a wide variety of carnival rides, 4H and FFA exhibits and more will be part of the 104th annual Northwest Washington Fair happening from 9am-11pm Monday through Saturday at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. General admission is $5-$12; prices vary for grandstand events. http://www.nwwafair.com
    9:00am
  • Lynden PRCA Rodeo: Top professional cowboys and cowgirls from around the country will be part of the 10th annual Lynden PRCA Rodeo at 7:30pm Tuesday and Wednesday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fair and Events Center, 1775 Front St. Rodeo events include bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping and barrel racing. Tickets are $22-$27. http://www.nwwafair.com
    7:30pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which is open 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
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Camp Cooking Basics for Backpackers: Equipment, planning, preparation and "tips and tricks" will be covered at a "Camp Cooking Basics for Backpackers" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance for the free workshop. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • How It’s Made: Learn what propels Bellingham-based painter Ben Mann's works, what directions he sees his brush taking in the near future and more at a "How It's Made: Whatcom Bounty" demo and presentation at 6:30pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is $3-$5. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:30pm
  • Woodstock Work Party: Pull invasive plants, spread mulch and more at a work party from 6:30-8:30pm at Chuckanut Drive's Woodstock Farm. Park at the North Chuckanut Mountain trailhead and walk or bike to the farm, which is a half-mile south of the parking lot. 778-7105
    6:30pm
  • Intro to Improv: Sheila Goldsmith of Improv Playworks helms a "Learn to Think on Your Feet" workshop from 7-9pm at 1308 E St. Register in advance for the free event, and learn to "have fun in a safe and playful environment." 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 (14 events)

  • Northwest Washington Fair: The Lynden PRCA Rodeo, a slate of entertainers led by country star Gary Allen and including Huey Lewis and Collective Soul, perennial favorites such as the Demolition Derby, a wide variety of carnival rides, 4H and FFA exhibits and more will be part of the 104th annual Northwest Washington Fair happening from 9am-11pm Monday through Saturday at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. General admission is $5-$12; prices vary for grandstand events. http://www.nwwafair.com
    9:00am
  • Lynden PRCA Rodeo: Top professional cowboys and cowgirls from around the country will be part of the 10th annual Lynden PRCA Rodeo at 7:30pm Tuesday and Wednesday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fair and Events Center, 1775 Front St. Rodeo events include bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping and barrel racing. Tickets are $22-$27. http://www.nwwafair.com
    7:30pm
  • Upfront Improv Festival: A gala show featuring funnyman Ryan Stiles will kick off the inaugural Upfront Improv Festival at 8pm Wednesday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The festival—which also celebrates the improv theater's 10th anniversary—continues with two or three shows nightly through Sunday (see the website for a full listing of events). Tickets are $10 per show, or $50 for a festival pass. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which is open 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
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Second Chapter Book Discussion: Neil Gaiman's American Gods will be the focus of the 2nd Chapter book discussion group meeting from 2-3pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Everyone is welcome. 778-7230
    2:00pm
  • Wednesday Walking Group: Adults ages 50 and older are invited to join a free Bellingham Evening Walking Group starting at 5:30pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. The group meets every Wednesday in August. 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
  • Pickle It!: Food preservation specialist Susy Hymas of Daylight Harvest Foods demonstrates how to make crisp and tasty pickles from fresh veggies at a "Pickle It!" course from 6:30-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $19; students will also go home with a jar of sauerkraut to ferment. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:30pm
  • 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
  • Shoe Me the Funny: A weekly "Shoe Me the Funny" comedy showcase contest begins at 9pm every Wednesday at the Horseshoe Cafe, 113 E. Holly St. The event is free, and also includes a raffle for free cheesy fries. http://www.horseshoecafe.com
    9:00pm

Thursday, August 14, 2014 (17 events)

  • Northwest Washington Fair: The Lynden PRCA Rodeo, a slate of entertainers led by country star Gary Allen and including Huey Lewis and Collective Soul, perennial favorites such as the Demolition Derby, a wide variety of carnival rides, 4H and FFA exhibits and more will be part of the 104th annual Northwest Washington Fair happening from 9am-11pm Monday through Saturday at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. General admission is $5-$12; prices vary for grandstand events. http://www.nwwafair.com
    9:00am
  • Lend Me a Tenor: The madcap, screwball comedy about a series of misadventures at an opera company, Lend Me A Tenor, concludes this week with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Upfront Improv Festival: A gala show featuring funnyman Ryan Stiles will kick off the inaugural Upfront Improv Festival at 8pm Wednesday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The festival—which also celebrates the improv theater's 10th anniversary—continues with two or three shows nightly through Sunday (see the website for a full listing of events). Tickets are $10 per show, or $50 for a festival pass. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Shakespeare Northwest: The summer season of Shakespeare Northwest concludes this weekend with showings of Much Ado About Nothing at 7pm Thursday and Saturday, and Macbeth at 7pm Friday at the Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.shakesnw.org
    7:00pm
  • Mark Twain in Fairhaven: Local playwright and historian John Lenz's Mark Twain in Fairhaven: A Musical Tall Tale—loosely based on Twain's visit to Fairhaven in 1895—concludes this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $8-$12/ http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:30pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which is open 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
  • 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; the final cruise happens next week, so get tickets now if you're going. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    5:30pm
  • Elizabeth Park Concert Series: Rock, soul and funky fun can be expected when Luke Warm and the Moderates perform from 6-8pm at Bellingham's Elizabeth Park. The free summertime concerts continue every Thursday through Aug. 28. http://www.cob.org
    6:00pm
  • Family Trail Series: Bring the kids along when you show up for the Greater Bellingham Running Club's "Short & Sweet GBRC Family Trail Series" run at 6pm at Whatcom Falls Park. This are the last 2.5K (kids) and 5K (adults) runs of the series. Organizers say "this is a great way to try trail racing for the first time, introduce kids to the fun, or hone your speed with fellow runners." http://www.gbrc.net
    6:00pm
  • 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. An additional tour happens Aug. 28. Entry is $10-$20. http://www.whales.com
    6:30pm
  • Garden Concert: Regents Fly will perform at 7pm at the Glen Echo Garden, 4390 Y Rd. Dick Bosch will provide music on his pan flute during the second half of the show. Feel free to come early to view the garden. Entry to the green space is $8.50-$9.50. http://www.glenechogarden.com
    7:00pm
  • Living Your Passion: Award-winning writer, speaker and online TV show host Stacie Zinn Roberts shares ideas from her new self-help book, How to Live Your Passion and Fulfill Your Dreams, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The books offers step-by-step instructions to help readers gain clarity and define their life's purpose. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, August 15, 2014 (23 events)

  • Northwest Washington Fair: The Lynden PRCA Rodeo, a slate of entertainers led by country star Gary Allen and including Huey Lewis and Collective Soul, perennial favorites such as the Demolition Derby, a wide variety of carnival rides, 4H and FFA exhibits and more will be part of the 104th annual Northwest Washington Fair happening from 9am-11pm Monday through Saturday at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. General admission is $5-$12; prices vary for grandstand events. http://www.nwwafair.com
    9:00am
  • Lend Me a Tenor: The madcap, screwball comedy about a series of misadventures at an opera company, Lend Me A Tenor, concludes this week with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Upfront Improv Festival: A gala show featuring funnyman Ryan Stiles will kick off the inaugural Upfront Improv Festival at 8pm Wednesday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The festival—which also celebrates the improv theater's 10th anniversary—continues with two or three shows nightly through Sunday (see the website for a full listing of events). Tickets are $10 per show, or $50 for a festival pass. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Shakespeare Northwest: The summer season of Shakespeare Northwest concludes this weekend with showings of Much Ado About Nothing at 7pm Thursday and Saturday, and Macbeth at 7pm Friday at the Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.shakesnw.org
    7:00pm
  • Mark Twain in Fairhaven: Local playwright and historian John Lenz's Mark Twain in Fairhaven: A Musical Tall Tale—loosely based on Twain's visit to Fairhaven in 1895—concludes this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $8-$12/ http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:30pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which is open 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
  • 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
  • Bellwether Arts Market: Allied Arts and the Port of Bellingham will team up to present the annual "Bellwether Arts Market" from 12-6pm Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the Tom Glenn Commons on Bellingham's Bellwether Way. More than 30 juried regional artists will share their creative wares, and there'll also be an arts area for youth and a rotating roster of musicians. Entry is free. http://www.alliedarts.org
    12:00pm
  • Orcas Island Studio Tour: Visit the working studios of 32 artists as part of the Orcas Island Artists' Studio Tour happening from 11am-5pm Friday through Sunday throughout the lovely San Juan island. The three-day studio tour event will feature artists working in painting, print making, stone cutting, woodworking, blacksmithing, encaustics, ceramics, fiber arts, sculpture, photography, jewelry and more. Entry to the self-guided tour is free. http://www.orcasartistsstudiotour.com
    11:00am
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am at Lake Padden every Friday in August. Entry is $5. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Skagit Golf Tourney: The 19th annual Boys & Girls Club of Skagit County Golf Tournament starts at 1pm in Burlington at Avalon Golf Links, 19345 Kelleher Rd. The tournament features exciting contests on every hole, putting and chipping contests and great raffle items. Entry is $124 per person or $5 for a foursome. http://www.skagitraisesgreatkids.org
    1:00pm
  • Comedy Nite: Derek Sheen and Bryan Cook will be the featured standup comedians taking part in the monthly Comedy Nite performances at 8pm Friday in Anacortes at the H20 Club (314 Commercial Ave.), and 9pm Saturday in Bellingham at Poppes 360, 714 Lakeway Dr. Admission to each show is $10, and additional comedians will also take part in each performance. http://www.facebook.com/comedynite
    1:42pm
  • Polecat Park Concert: The roots music of Polecat can be listened and danced to at a free, family-friendly concert from 6:30-8pm at Bellingham's Boulevard Park. P.S. The event was added after a Downtown Sounds concert in July was cancelled due to rain. 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org
    2:22pm
  • 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
  • Western Line Dancing: A new Western Line Dance class meets at 6pm Friday at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. The group dances the oldies to the latest western, with a little bit of rock and roll. Entry is $5 per class. (360) 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Family Story Night: As part of Family Story Night, join members of the Bellingham Storytellers Guild for an hour of coaching and an introduction to the craft at 6pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. From 7-8:30pm, listen to tales from the pros. Per usual, the event is free. 778-7188
    6:00pm
  • Anchor Opening: Attend an opening reception for "The Ruthless Ones" from 6-9pm in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. The exhibit features paintings and sculptures by Andrea Joyce Heimer and Sarah Denby and reveals "the haunting yet humorous side of human beings in their two natural habitats: the suburbs and the subconscious." See it through Sept. 14. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    6:00pm
  • Peace Dance: All are welcome at the monthly Dances of Universal Peace from 7-9pm at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew Street Rd. No experience is necessary to take part in the "multicultural celebration of the sacred in movement and voice." Admission is by donation. (360) 733-5745
    7:00pm
  • Vaudevillingham: Attend the Bellingham Circus Guild's monthly fundraiser, "Vaudevillingham," at 7pm and 9pm shows at the creative ensemble's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite 102 (just up the street from the train station in Fairhaven). Entry to the uncensored variety show—which includes acts from the guild mainstays, as well as from creative community members—is a suggested $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Bike-In and Rooftop Cinema: A "Bells and Whistles" bike show and competition, a beer garden, food vendors, live music and a viewing of the bicycle-focused movie Breaking Away will be part of the Pickford Cinema's annual "Bike-In" starting at 7pm on the roof of the Bellingham Parkade, 1300 Commercial St. Additional "Rooftop Cinema" offerings take place Aug. 29 (Whip It), and Sept. 12 (The Blues Brothers). Entry is a suggested $5-$10. http://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org
    7:00pm
  • Dance Party: A mix of swing, Latin and ballroom will be highlighted and danced to with an introductory lesson at the weekly Friday Night Dance Party from 7:30-10pm at the Bellingham Dance Company, 1705 N. State St. Admission is $5-$7. http://www.bellinghamdancecompany.com
    7:30pm
  • Scott Cossu: Pianist and Windham Hill recording artist Scott Cossu will perform at 8pm at the Lummi Island Congregational Church, 3913 Legoe Bay Rd. Suggested donation is $12; funds raised will benefit the Lummi Island Heritage Trust. 758-7997 or 758-2060
    8:00pm

Saturday, August 16, 2014 (32 events)

  • Northwest Washington Fair: The Lynden PRCA Rodeo, a slate of entertainers led by country star Gary Allen and including Huey Lewis and Collective Soul, perennial favorites such as the Demolition Derby, a wide variety of carnival rides, 4H and FFA exhibits and more will be part of the 104th annual Northwest Washington Fair happening from 9am-11pm Monday through Saturday at Lynden's NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. General admission is $5-$12; prices vary for grandstand events. http://www.nwwafair.com
    9:00am
  • Lend Me a Tenor: The madcap, screwball comedy about a series of misadventures at an opera company, Lend Me A Tenor, concludes this week with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Upfront Improv Festival: A gala show featuring funnyman Ryan Stiles will kick off the inaugural Upfront Improv Festival at 8pm Wednesday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The festival—which also celebrates the improv theater's 10th anniversary—continues with two or three shows nightly through Sunday (see the website for a full listing of events). Tickets are $10 per show, or $50 for a festival pass. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Shakespeare Northwest: The summer season of Shakespeare Northwest concludes this weekend with showings of Much Ado About Nothing at 7pm Thursday and Saturday, and Macbeth at 7pm Friday at the Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.shakesnw.org
    7:00pm
  • Mark Twain in Fairhaven: Local playwright and historian John Lenz's Mark Twain in Fairhaven: A Musical Tall Tale—loosely based on Twain's visit to Fairhaven in 1895—concludes this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $8-$12/ http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:30pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which is open 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
  • 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
  • Bellwether Arts Market: Allied Arts and the Port of Bellingham will team up to present the annual "Bellwether Arts Market" from 12-6pm Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the Tom Glenn Commons on Bellingham's Bellwether Way. More than 30 juried regional artists will share their creative wares, and there'll also be an arts area for youth and a rotating roster of musicians. Entry is free. http://www.alliedarts.org
    12:00pm
  • Orcas Island Studio Tour: Visit the working studios of 32 artists as part of the Orcas Island Artists' Studio Tour happening from 11am-5pm Friday through Sunday throughout the lovely San Juan island. The three-day studio tour event will feature artists working in painting, print making, stone cutting, woodworking, blacksmithing, encaustics, ceramics, fiber arts, sculpture, photography, jewelry and more. Entry to the self-guided tour is free. http://www.orcasartistsstudiotour.com
    11:00am
  • Muds to Suds: Twenty-two dirty obstacles combining athletic stamina and your childhood fantasies of playing in the mud will be part of the annual "Muds to Suds" 2.5-mile race starting at 9am Saturday and Sunday at Ferndale's Hovander Homestead Park, 5299 Nielsen Ave. In addition to the filthy displays of athleticism, there will be costume contests, a beer garden, a root beer garden and more. Entry is $25-$59. http://www.mudstosuds.com
    9:00am
  • 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
  • Pancake Breakfast: Attend a monthly Pancake Breakfast fundraiser from 8-11am at the Ferndale Senior Center, 1999 Cherry St. Entry is $3 for kids and $6 for adults. 384-6244
    8:00am
  • 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 for the final time this summer from 9:30-11am at Cornwall Park, 3424 Meridian St. No tennis experience is necessary. Please register in advance. http://www.pnw.usta.com
    9:30am
  • Adult Acting Class: Attend a free Adult Acting Class from 10am-12pm at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The event happens on the third Saturday of every month. http://www.acttheatre.com
    10:00am
  • Bike to Farm Tour: Attend the third annual "Bike to Farms" Tour starting at 10am at Mount Vernon's Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S. First St. Co-op staff will lead cyclists on the eight-mile (round trip) ride, which will include stops at Skagit Flats Farm, J-4 Ranch, Ralph's Greenhouse, and Living Rain Farm. Please register in advance for the free excursion. http://www.skagitfoodcoop.com
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: Attend the weekly Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 20 at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. Today's market will also include the monthly "Chef in the Market" series, with demos and samples by Bookfare Cafe's Charles Claassen (11am) and Boundary Bay Brewery's Illana Knutson (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
  • Props & Ponies: Up to 100 Ford Mustangs and P-51 Mustang planes will be on display at the annual "Props & Ponies" fundraiser from 10am-4pm at the Heritage Flight Museum at Burlington's Skagit Regional Airport, 15053 Crosswind Dr. Flights will be conducted throughout the day, and there'll be music, activities for kids, food and drink, and more. Entry is $5 for kids and $8 for adults. http://www.heritageflight.org
    10:00am
  • Foothill Arts & Crafts Fair: Local arts, crafts, food and fun will be available for perusal and purchase at the inaugural Foothills Arts & Crafts Fair from 10am-5pm at Maple Falls Town Hall, 7509 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry is free. http://www.maplefallspark.com
    10:00am
  • Edible Garden Tour: Two workshops and visits at 14 amazing private gardens will be part of the 6th annual Edible Garden Tour happening from 10am-5pm throughout Lummi Island. Entry to the self-guided tour is $5; $15 commemorative T-shirts will also be available. http://www.beachschoolfoundation.org
    10:00am
  • Paddleboard Demos: Join Bellingham's Kite Paddle Surf for standup paddleboard demos from 10:30am-6pm at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. Entry is free to try them out, and the event happens again Sat., Aug. 23. http://www.kitepaddlesurf.com
    10:30am
  • Limelight Writer: Watch author Ayaan Hirsin Ali discuss her book Nomad at the monthly "Writers in the Limelight" onscreen author talk and interview at 12pm at the Pickford's Limelight Cinema, 1416 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $6. http://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • Painted Horses: Montana-based author Malcolm Brooks reads from his new book of fiction, Painted Horses, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome focuses on a young archeologist in the mid-1950s working on a major dam project. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Gallery Walk: The Friday Harbor Gallery Association presents a summertime Third Saturday Gallery Walk from 4-8pm at a variety of venues in the San Juan Island town—including Arctic Raven, Gallery 9, WaterWorks Gallery, Ogle Fine Art Studio, and Island Studios. Entry is free. The final event happens Sat., Sept. 20. http://www.sanjuancalendar.com
    4:00pm
  • Salmon at the Bay: A gourmet wild salmon dinner, local food, live music, an auction, art, activities for kids and more will be part of Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association's annual "Salmon at the Bay" fundraiser from 5-8:30pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is $10 for kids and $20 for adults. http://www.n-sea.org
    5:00pm
  • Line Dancing Classes: Western Line Dancing classes are offered at 6pm (beginners) and 7pm (intermediates) every Friday night at Lynden’s Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is needed. Cost is $5 per class. 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Summer Music Series: As part of a summer season of music, listen to the Americana sounds of Jake Navarro from 6-8:30pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 4th St. Entry is $8 at the door. http://www.theheartofanacortes.com
    6:00pm
  • Family Field Trip: Join Wild Whatcom Walks for a "Family Field Trip: Going Batty!" nighttime exploration from 7:30pm-9pm at Ferndale's Hovander Homestead Park. Entry is $10 per person or $30 for a family of four. Please register in advance. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    7:30pm
  • WhatComedy: Check out the work of local comedians at the monthly "WhatComedy" Open Mic starting at 9pm at Bellingham's Village Inn Pub & Eatery, 3020 Northwest Ave. Entry is free. 734-2490
    9:00pm
  • Salsa Night: Join Rumba Northwest for "Salsa Night" starting at 9pm every Saturday at Cafe Rumba, 1430 N. State St. After an introductory lesson, attendees can dance to the a mix of Latin rhythms, including salsa, merengue, bachata, cha-cha-cha, and more. Entry to the all-ages event is $4. http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
    9:00pm

 

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