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Week of Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Sunday, May 24, 2015 (13 events)

  • Inflammable Circus: Della Moustachella hosts "Inflammable Circus" shows at 8:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Bellingham Theatre Guid's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite #102. The third annual fundraising fire show features stunning aerials, flaming bellydancing, torch juggling, fire contortion, world-class fire poi spinning and more, all set to music by Bar Tabac, the Cornwall Marching Band, and Strangely. Tickets are $12-$22. Show up starting at noon Sunday for a variety of circus performances happening throughout http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    8:30pm
  • Art by the Airport: The Whatcom Art Guild will host its annual "Art by the Airport" spring show from 2-8pm Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Hampton Inn's Fox Hall, 3985 Bennett Dr. The judged show will feature the work of more than 45 well-known community artists. Offerings include fine art originals, affordable prints, photography, handcrafted fabrics, pottery, jewelry and more one-of-a-kind items. Demos and a daily raffle will also be part of the festivities. Entry is free. http://www.whatcomartguild.com
    2:00pm
  • Northwest Folklife Festival: More than 5,000 performers from throughout the region and beyond will perform at the 44th annual Northwest Folklife Festival 11am-10pm Friday through Sunday, and 11am-9pm Monday, at the Seattle Center grounds. This year's cultural focus, "Beats, Rhymes and Rhythms: Traditional Roots of Today's Branches," will highlight in great depth the cross-cultural roots of Hip Hop in the Northwest. Per usual, the event is free. http://www.nwfolklife.og
    11:00am
  • Community Boating Center Open: The Community Boating Center has resumed operations for the 2015 season from 10am until sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online. Starting June 22, the center will operate through the week. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    10:00am
  • Lummi Island Studio Tour: More than 40 artists and craftspeople will be showing their work at 23 locations as part of the semiannual Lummi Island Artists' Studio Tour taking place from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday throughout the lovely land mass. Peruse and purchase everything from paintings to prints, notecards, jewelry, photography, sculpture, glass, pottery, metalwork, stonework and more. Entry to the self-guided tour is free; pick up maps at participating locales, or at the Islander store (directly to your left when http://www.lummi-island.com
    10:00am
  • Ski to Sea: The reconfigured multi-sport Ski to Sea race begins at 7:45am at the Mt. Baker Ski Area and ends at 5pm. View the competitors along the way, or head to the Historic Fairhaven Festival to check out the final leg of the race at at Fourth Street and Harris Avenue, outside the Index Industries building, near the entrance to Marine Park. http://www.skitosea.com
    7:45am
  • 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 Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bike, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    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
  • Good Earth Seconds Sale: Reap the rewards of imperfection, experimentation and maturation at the annual "Ski to Sea Seconds Sale" from 10am-5pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. Bring boxes and bags along to stock up on "perfectly good pots at perfect prices." http://www.goodearthpots.com
    10:00am
  • Historic Fairhaven Festival: Arts and crafts vendors, a beer and wine garden, live music, exhibits from nonprofits, children's activities, food booths and an opportunity to watch the final leg of the Ski to Sea race will be part of the Historic Fairhaven Festival happening from 12-7pm throughout the historic district. Entry to the block party is, per usual, free and open to all ages. Whatcom Transportation Authority buses will be running throughout the day from downtown Bellingham and the WWU campus. http://www.fairhaven.com or www.ridewta.com
    12:00pm
  • Bird Tour: North Cascades Audubon Society president Pam Borso leads an "Audubon Bird Tour: Meet Our Raptors" at 2pm at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. Borso will introduce key owl and hawk species and share how these birds of prey are faring in our changing land and sea habitats. Entry is free with museum admission. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    2:00pm
  • Laughing at the Stars: Comedians from Bellingham and beyond entertain the masses at the weekly "Laughing at the Stars" Stand-Up Comedy Show at 8:30pm at the Star Club, 311 E. Holly St. Joel O'Connor hosts the entertaining event. Entry is free. http://www.starclubbellingham.com
    8:30pm

Monday, May 25, 2015 (4 events)

  • Northwest Folklife Festival: More than 5,000 performers from throughout the region and beyond will perform at the 44th annual Northwest Folklife Festival 11am-10pm Friday through Sunday, and 11am-9pm Monday, at the Seattle Center grounds. This year's cultural focus, "Beats, Rhymes and Rhythms: Traditional Roots of Today's Branches," will highlight in great depth the cross-cultural roots of Hip Hop in the Northwest. Per usual, the event is free. http://www.nwfolklife.og
    11:00am
  • Barbecue Benefit: Attend a Memorial Day Barbecue from 12-5pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Entry to the barbecue is $15; funds raised benefit Growing Veterans. There'll also be lawn games, live music from the Badd Dog Blues Society, brews and spirits and more. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    12:00pm
  • Open Mic: Local writer and teacher Laurel Leigh helms the monthly Open Mic at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience. Share your writing about memories and history—or any creative work in progress. Sign up in advance at the main counter or by calling the number listed here. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9:30pm every Monday at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    9:30pm

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 (7 events)

  • Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 255-7166 or 647-0910
    12:00pm
  • All-Paces Run: Staffers and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Camp Cooking Basics: Equipment (stoves, cook sets and fuel), planning and preparation, along with some tips and tricks to make your meals the hit of the trip, will be part of a "Camp Cooking Basics for Backpackers" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free workshop. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Bellingham Reads: Patrica Wood's Lottery will be the focus at a Bellingham Reads book discussion group meeting at 6:30pm at the Dodson Room at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. New members are always welcome. 778-7323
    6:30pm
  • Hummingbird Expedition: Find out more about the Andean Mountain Hummingbird Project when Jim and Daphne Hamilton lead an Audubon Society presentation at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:00pm
  • Geologic Time: Western Washington University geology professor Don Easterbrook shares ideas from Cruising Through Geologic Time in the San Juan Islands at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book includes geologic descriptions of the geology of all of the islands with more than 400 photos, maps, and laser, sonar and satellite images, cross–indexed so the geology of any specific island can be easily found. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • University Choir: Attend a "University Choir" performance at 8pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-3130
    8:00pm

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 (10 events)

  • Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market: Suss out spring offerings at the weekly Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market from 3-7pm every Wednesday through September at Hammer Heritage Park (on the corner of Ferry and Metcalf streets). http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
    3:00pm
  • High School Book Club: Students in 9th through 12th grade are invited to a High School Book Club meeting at 4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Books, snacks and prizes will be part of the fun. 305-3600
    4:00pm
  • Waterfront Forum: "A Waterfront for the Community: Towards a Shared Vision for Bellingham's Waterfront" will be the focus of a forum hosted by the BlueGreen Waterfront Coalition beginning at 5:30pm at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. This forum will bring together diverse voices offering positive visions for the waterfront and encourage public input that will help ensure the redevelopment process leads to a clean, sustainable waterfront and family-sustaining jobs for Bellingham. 676-0099 or http://www.facebook.com/events
    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
  • Mediterranean Recipes: Chef Nahla Gholam will bring the flavors of Lebanon to life at a "Recipes from Around the Mediterranean Sea" class from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market: Chef Nahla Gholam will bring the flavors of Lebanon to life at a "Recipes from Around the Mediterranean Sea" class from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Spring Choral Concert: Students in the mixed treble choir, concert choir and Showstoppers choir will perform at a "Spring Choral Concert" at 7pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Admission is free and open to the public. 676-6470
    7:00pm
  • Milo Petersen Quartet: The Milo Petersen Quartet performs at a concert that will pay homage to master guitarist Wes Montgomery at 7pm at the Whatcom Jazz Music and Arts Center at the Majestic, 1023 N. Forest St. Entry is $5 for students and $10 general. http://www.wjmac.org
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm

Thursday, May 28, 2015 (10 events)

  • Final Spring Rep Shows: A Spring Rep series concludes this week with showings of Best of Brass Monkey at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Additionally, there'll be a "Jazz Jam and Poetry Slam" at 10pm Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Honk! The Musical: Squalicum High School's drama department finishes up its season with performances of Honk! The Musical at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at the school's Forum Theater, 3773 E. McLeod Rd. Tickets to the family-friendly adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling are $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamshcools.org
    7:30pm
  • Book Talk: Librarian Katie Bray leads a bimonthly "Book Talk" at 1pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Participants can share their favorite titles, make selections, get reading ideas and hear more about great new books. 778-7230
    1:00pm
  • Urban Kickball League: Take part in Downtown Bellingham Partnership's "Throwback Thursdays" Urban Kickball League by showing up to support the teams from 5:30-7:30pm every Thursday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. The spring league will conclude with a family-friendly Final League Tournament from 11am-4pm Sat., June 13. A summer league is also in the works. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    5:30pm
  • Native Plant Walk: Join the Koma Kulshan Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society for a free "Downtown Plants" Native Plant Walk starting at 6pm at the Environmental Learning Center, 514 W. Holly St. Attendees will follow the Native Plant Teaching Trail in Maritime Heritage Park along Whatcom Creek and learn about the plants, their names, and uses in native Salish tradition. The walk will be led by anthropologist Allan Richardson. No registration is necessary. http://www.wnpskoma.org
    6:00pm
  • Tribute Concert: The Mount Vernon High School instrumental music department celebrates our country's troops at a Tribute Concert at 7pm at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $4-$8. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • Montego’s Tale: Bellingham-based author Jack Shaughnessy reads from Montego's Tale (about his friendship with a horse) and Puzzle Pieces on the Path (a random collection of personal musings, memories, observations and imaginings) 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
  • 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, May 29, 2015 (19 events)

  • Final Spring Rep Shows: A Spring Rep series concludes this week with showings of Best of Brass Monkey at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Additionally, there'll be a "Jazz Jam and Poetry Slam" at 10pm Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Honk! The Musical: Squalicum High School's drama department finishes up its season with performances of Honk! The Musical at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at the school's Forum Theater, 3773 E. McLeod Rd. Tickets to the family-friendly adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling are $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamshcools.org
    7:30pm
  • Blender: Mainstage players will join forces with other top-notch improv groups from around the region at "Blender" shows at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • To Kill a Mockingbird: Veteran director Billy Hendrix will direct a version of the American classic To Kill a Mockingbird starting this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The story is narrated by an adult "Scout" as she looks back on the summer when she faced the good and evil of her world. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through June 20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Little Shop of Horrors: An uproarious version of Little Shop of Horrors performed by youth ages 13-16 can be seen for the final weekend at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets to the musical are $10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Plover Ferry Returns: The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Friday and Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursions is $1 for kids and $5 for adults. http://www.draytonharbormaritime.org
    12:00pm
  • DPS Improv Festival: Western Washington University's Dead Parrots Society present a "DPS Improv Festival" with performances at 7pm and 9pm Friday and Saturday, and 8:30pm Sunday, at the Old Main Theater. The shows will feature improvisers from across North America, including the Upright Citizens Brigade and DPS alumni. Entry is $3-$5 at the door. http://www.as.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • BFA Capstone Concert: The annual BFA Dance Capstone Concert can be seen at performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center, room 16. Entry is $12. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham Repertory Spring Concert: Bellingham Repertory dancers will push the boundaries of what is possible at performances of their ninth annual Spring Concert, "Up/Rooted," at 7:30pm Friday, 5pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The shows will include a much-anticipated new work commissioned from Seattle choreographer Mary Sheldon specifically for the Bellingham Rep dancers. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Student rush tickets will be available for http://www.bhamrep.org
    7:30pm
  • Ten Strings and a Goat Skin: Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, a young award-winning bilingual trad/fusion trio that celebrates the music of the Irish, Francophone, and Maritime cultures and integrates modern and world rhythms with traditional and original tunes, performs at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $20. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    12:00am
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in May at Cornwall Park. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Gardening Presentations: "Using Plants in the Japanese Garden" will be the focus of a presentation with Hans Wressnigg at 11am in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. At 1pm, expert photographers John and Kathy Willson will lead a virtual tour of "The Traveling Gardener: Victoria's Butchart Gardens." Each presentation is $8; please register in advance. http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
    2:53pm
  • Photography Workshop: "Compose Like a Pro" will be the focus of a photography workshop taking place from Friday through Sunday at Art of Photography Studio and Gallery, 4493 Aldrich Rd. Entry is $89. The class happens again June 12-15. http://www.artofphotography.com
    3:18pm
  • 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
  • Children’s Art Show Reception: Meet the talented students of art instructor Brenda Culvert at a reception for a "Children's Art Show" from 6:30-8pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. The exhibit shows from May 26-30. 305-3600
    6:30pm
  • Walking Home: Arleen Williams reads from her new book of fiction, Walking Home, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book completes the Alki Trilogy, and focuses on a man who has escaped his country violence in Africa, but can't seem to escape the nightmares and despair of his past. Williams will be joined by local authors Pamela Beason (Undercurrents) and Susan Colleen Browne (Mother's Love). http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Ukulele Concert: The Bellingham Ukulele Orchestra presents its third annual "I Love a Ukulele" concert at 7pm at the Heiner Theater at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at the Community Food Co-op. http://www.bellinghamukuleleorchestra.com
    7:00pm
  • Friday Night 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
  • Penn & Teller: The world-famous magicians known simply as Penn & Teller will bring their talents to Bellingham for an 8pm performance at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. With sold-out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials, and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from Letterman to Fallon, Friends to The Simpsons, Modern Family to Top Chef, the comedic duo shows no signs of slowing down. Tickets are $45-$150. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm

Saturday, May 30, 2015 (35 events)

  • Final Spring Rep Shows: A Spring Rep series concludes this week with showings of Best of Brass Monkey at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Additionally, there'll be a "Jazz Jam and Poetry Slam" at 10pm Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Honk! The Musical: Squalicum High School's drama department finishes up its season with performances of Honk! The Musical at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at the school's Forum Theater, 3773 E. McLeod Rd. Tickets to the family-friendly adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling are $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamshcools.org
    7:30pm
  • Blender: Mainstage players will join forces with other top-notch improv groups from around the region at "Blender" shows at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • To Kill a Mockingbird: Veteran director Billy Hendrix will direct a version of the American classic To Kill a Mockingbird starting this weekend with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The story is narrated by an adult "Scout" as she looks back on the summer when she faced the good and evil of her world. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through June 20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Little Shop of Horrors: An uproarious version of Little Shop of Horrors performed by youth ages 13-16 can be seen for the final weekend at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets to the musical are $10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Plover Ferry Returns: The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Friday and Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursions is $1 for kids and $5 for adults. http://www.draytonharbormaritime.org
    12:00pm
  • DPS Improv Festival: Western Washington University's Dead Parrots Society present a "DPS Improv Festival" with performances at 7pm and 9pm Friday and Saturday, and 8:30pm Sunday, at the Old Main Theater. The shows will feature improvisers from across North America, including the Upright Citizens Brigade and DPS alumni. Entry is $3-$5 at the door. http://www.as.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • BFA Capstone Concert: The annual BFA Dance Capstone Concert can be seen at performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center, room 16. Entry is $12. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham Repertory Spring Concert: Bellingham Repertory dancers will push the boundaries of what is possible at performances of their ninth annual Spring Concert, "Up/Rooted," at 7:30pm Friday, 5pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The shows will include a much-anticipated new work commissioned from Seattle choreographer Mary Sheldon specifically for the Bellingham Rep dancers. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Student rush tickets will be available for http://www.bhamrep.org
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Color Me 5K: Be sure and wear white for the "Color Me 5K" starting at 9am at Lynden High School, 1201 Bradley Rd. Entry to the race is $20 and includes sunglasses, a wristband and a color packet to the throw at the "color explosion" at the end of the race. http://www.color-me-5k.eventbrite.com
    9:00am
  • NSEA Work Party: Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and Bellingham Parks to remove invasive plants and spread mulch at a Work Party from 9am-12pm at Little Squalicum Creek. Park in the lower parking lot at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave., and sign in at the blue NSEA tent. (The event is also part of "Puget Sound Starts Here Month" activities.) http://www.n-sea.org
    9:00am
  • Mount Vernon Farmers Market: The Mount Vernon Farmers Market takes place from 9am-2pm at the city's Waterfront Plaza. In addition to the fresh, local food, expect activities for kids, cooking demos and special events through the season, which continues through Oct. 17. http://www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Anacortes Farmers Market: Vegetables, fruit, baked goods, fresh meat and dairy, cut flowers, wine, eggs, art and much more can be found at the Anacortes Farmers Market, which takes place from 9am-2pm every Saturday through Oct. 24 at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Boathouse Open House: The Whatcom Rowing Association will host a Boathouse Open House from 10am-12pm at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. Come tour the new building, check out the boats and oars, meet coaches and hear about the programs. The all-ages event is free. http://www.whatcomrowing.org
    10:00am
  • Veteran Benefits: If you need to enroll in VA health care, need a DD 14, or want information about your benefits, come to a "Veteran Benefits Enrollment" event from 10am-1pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. 393-5514 or http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: Peruse and purchase a plethora of locally grown produce, ready-to-eat foods, crafts and more at the Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. The market runs every Saturday through Dec. 19. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Boating Center Open: The Community Boating Center has resumed operations for the 2015 season from 10am until sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online. Starting June 22, the center will operate through the week. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    10:00am
  • Bridge of Aloha Festival: Hawaiian music and Polynesian dance, arts and crafts vendor booths, cultural workshops and Hawaiian food will be part of the annual "Bridge of Aloha Festival" from 10am-9pm at the Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. Entry to the fun-filled festival is $10-$12; kids 8 and under are free. http://www.bridgeofaloha.webs.com
    10:00am
  • Green Eileen Pop-Up Sale: Around 500 gently used designer garments will be on sale at a fraction of their original prices at today's "Green Eileen Pop-Up Sale" from 11am-2pm at Ragfinery, 1421 N. Forest St. Attendees can shop for sustainable clothing and explore Ragfinery’s warehouse of textile resources and upcycled goods. Entry is free. FYI: the first Green Eileen collaboration last October was highly attended, so get there early for the best deals. http://www.ragfinery.com
    11:00am
  • GEMS Fair: Bring your kids to the Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science (GEMS) Fair from 11am-3pm at Western Washington University's Academic West Building. The free, family-friendly event showcases groups around the campus and Bellingham that have ties to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Science) community. Learn about careers in STEM fields, watch demos and enter raffles. There will also be a silent auction. http://www.wwu.edu/ee/youth
    11:00am
  • Swing Kids Anniversary Celebration: Help celebrate 20 years of Western Washington University's Swing Kids at a "Swing Into Spring" anniversary party from 11:30am-11pm at the ballroom at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. Classes will take place throughout the day, and there'll be an evening dance happening from 7-11pm. Entry is $45 for WWU students with ID, and $60 general (includes classes and dance); individual classes and entry to the dance only are $15-$20. http://www.as.wwu.edu or www.heyevent.com
    11:30am
  • Zombies Vs. Survivors: The Black Drop Coffeehouse hosts its sixth annual "Zombies Vs. Survivors" water balloon tag event from 12-3pm starting at Maritime Heritage Park and continuing throughout downtown Bellingham. Participants start out as “survivors” who hunt “zombies” with water balloons, and become “infected” if they are tagged. Players also can form teams to complete objectives and compete against other teams to be the first to finish the course. Free zombie makeup is provided for those who want it, http://www.blackdropcoffeehouse.com
    12:00pm
  • Fidalgo Youth Symphony: The final Fidalgo Youth Symphony concert of the season takes place at 1pm in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. General admission is $15. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    1:00pm
  • Multicultural Family Festival: Entertainment featuring a diverse range of performers, cultural activities, international cuisine, arts and crafts and a children's village will be part of "Celebrate the World! A Multicultural Family Festival!" taking place from 2-5pm in Mount Vernon at Skagit Valley College's Gary Knutzen Cardinal Center and Phillip Tarro Theatre, 2405 E. College Way. Entry to the family-friendly event is free. http://www.skagit.edu
    2:00pm
  • Wages of Sin: Author Rustan Roberts brings The Wages of Sin: The True Story of the Great Sedro-Woolley Bank Robbery of 1914 to life with digitized pictures and personal stories at 3pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. The book will be for sale at the program. Entry is free. http://www.wcls.org
    3:00pm
  • Death in Life: Psychology professor and author Sheldon Solomon shares ideas from The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Solomon co-wrote the book with Jeff Greenberg and Tom Pyszczynski. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Line Dancing Classes: Western Line Dancing classes are offered at 6pm (beginners) and 7pm (intermediates) every Friday night at Lynden’s Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is needed. Cost is $5 per class. 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Sips & Cigars: Enjoy an evening of spirits, beer and cigars at a Sips & Cigars "Cigar and Spirit Festival" from 6-10pm at the Silver Reef Event Center, 4876 Haxton Way. Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 at the door and include appetizers, beer samples, spirit samples, premium cigars and entry to a door prize. Funds raised benefit the Bellingham Sunrise Rotary. Attendees must be 21 or over. http://www.silverreefcasino.com
    6:00pm
  • The Great Symmetry: Local author James Wells reads from The Great Symmetry at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome by Wells—the great-grandson of pioneering sci-fi author H.G. Wells—focuses on exo-archeologist Evan McElroy, who has made a discovery about the Versari, a long-departed alien race. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Stories We Must Tell: Attend "Stories We Must Tell"—an evening of poetry, music and artwork with Matthew Brouwer, Carol McMillan, Kevin Murphy, Betty Scott, Tsena Paulson, and Jasmine Jean—at 7pm at Bellingham's Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. Entry will be $5 at the door. http://www.matthewbrouwerpoet.com
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance NYE Gala: Join the Bellingham Country Dance Society for its last regularly scheduled dance of the season from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beauty and the Beats will provide live music, and Karen Marshall will call. No partner is needed, and no experience is necessary. Entry is $8-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Bayshore Symphony: Bayshore Symphony and soloist Randi Sulkin present Vivaldi's "Concerto for Piccolo, Strings and Continuo in C Major" and other classical works at 7:30pm Saturday at Mount Vernon's St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 415 S. 18th St. An additional concert takes place at 3pm Sunday in Bellingham at Central Lutheran Church, 925 N. Forest ST. Suggested donation for each performance is $10 (children 12 and under are free). ww.bayshoremusicproject.com
    7:30pm
  • Faculty Recital: Western Washington University music department staff will perform at a free Faculty Recital at 8pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. 650-3130
    8:00pm
  • Ridley Creek Work Party: Join the Mount Baker Club for a Volunteer Work Party today to help rebuild the historic Ridley Creek Trail on Mt. Baker. (Originally known as the Deming Mt. Baker Trail, it was built in 1909 and was the inspiration for the 1911-1913 Mt. Baker Marathon.) Meet at 8am at Sunnyland Elementary to carpool, or meet at 9:30am at the Ridley Creek trailhead. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    9:30pm

 

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