Week of June 26, 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016   21 events

  • All Day   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Othello are currently showing as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions—which will run through Sept. 24—will also feature showings of Pericles. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • Ends 9:00pm   The Who's Tommy (CANCELLED)
    If you were hoping to attend Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth's production of The Who's Tommy this weekend, please be advised that the show has been postponed to sometime in 2017. See BAAY's website for further details.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: www.baay.org
  • Ends 7:30pm   Anything Goes
    Watch the age-old tale of boy-meets-girl—and the complications that ensue—when the Cole Porter musical Anything Goes concludes this weekend at 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14; advance purchase is recommended, as shows have been selling out.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild, :: www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • Ends 6:00pm   Shakespeare's Wonderland
    Shakespeare Northwest presents a free viewing of Shakespeare's Wonderland: An Elizabethan View through the Looking Glass at 2pm Saturday at La Conner's Gilkey Square. The show can also be seen on Sunday at 1pm at Burlington's Maiben Park and 4pm at Mount Vernon's Hillcrest Park. Additional viewings take place July 10 in Seattle, and July 30 at the Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater.
    Gilkey Square :: www.shakesnw.org
  • Ends 6:00pm   Plover Rides
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays and 10am-6pm Sundays 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.
    Blaine Harbor :: www.draytonharbormaritime.org
  • Ends 4:00pm   Fables and Fairy Tales
    Storybook characters of the past will come to life via 20 tales sculpted through ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and musical theater when the Dance Studio presents its 37th annual year-end production, "Fables & Fairy Tales," at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the dancers of varying ages perform are $14.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • Ends 3:00pm   Biketopia Music Festival
    The bike collective Pleasant Revolution performs at the Biketopia Music Festival taking place from 3-9pm Saturday at the Lookout Arts Quarry (246 Old Hwy 99N) and from 12-3pm Sunday at Boundary Bay Brewery (1107 Railroad Ave.). The musicians and performers are traveling by bicycle and powering their stage by using audience members to pedal generators. Entry to the fuel-free events are $10 for Saturday's show, $5 for Sunday's.
    Lookout Arts Quarry and Boundary Bay Brewery :: www.pleasantrevolution.net
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm   Rabbit Ride
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 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.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 8:00am - 10:00am   Veteran Breakfast
    Veterans, their families and guests can choose from a menu of waffles, French toast, pancakes, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage, bacon, biscuits, gravy, coffee and juice at today's Veterans Breakfast taking place from 8-10am at VFW Post 1585, 625 N. State St. Entry is $7; proceeds help local veterans.
    VFW Post 1585 :: (360) 318-7521
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm   Teen Writers Conference
    If you're a teen looking for some advice and ideas to hone your writing skills, sign up for today's "Write On! Teen Writers Conference" taking place from 9am-4pm at Village Books, the Fairhaven Village Inn, and the Fairhaven Public Library. Experience a variety of writing-related, hands-on experiences, as well as keynote addresses and individual critique sessions. Entry is $79.
    Village Books :: www.writeonconference.com
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm   Memorial Run
    Blaine Runners Group will host its inaugural "5K Memorial Run" starting at 10am at the Blaine Marina Park, 272 Marine Dr.. Entry to the event honoring loved ones who have passed is $20; the first 100 registrants will receive a potted perennial flower in a pot with the name of he love one you are running/walking for.
    Blaine Marina Park :: www.blainerunnersgroup.weebly.com
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm   Point Roberts Garden Tour
    Get a peek at private gardens, listen to live music and ask questions of experts at the Point Roberts Garden Tour taking place from 10am-4pm at nine gardens in the small town. Entry to the self-guided tour is $15; buy tickets the day of the tour, which begins at 391 Tyee St. To get into Point Roberts, you'll need a passport or enhanced driver's license.
    Point Roberts :: www.pointrobertsgardenclub.org
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm   Gardens of Note
    Tour eight beautiful private gardens at Skagit Symphony's eighth annual "Gardens of Note" garden tour taking place from 10am-4pm in the Anacortes area. Entry is $25 and includes live music at each locale. (Because of terrain, wheelchairs, strollers, pets and children under 12 cannot be accommodated.)
    Anacortes :: www.skagitsymphony.com
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm   Bellingham KIDS Traverse
    Kids ages 6-12 can form solo (Chinook), tandem (Coho) or relay (Chum) teams for Recreation Northwest's Bellingham KIDS Traverse starting at 10am and 12pm at Squalicum Creek Park, 1001 Squalicum Way. The event celebrates the journey of wild salmon through running, biking and an obstacle course. Entry prices vary. The top three finishers in each age group get awards and all finishers get a KIDS Traverse medal and Mallard ice cream.
    Squalicum Creek Park :: www.bellinghamkidstraverse.com
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm   K2K Race
    Sign up for today's K2K Race starting at 12pm at K2 (1538 Kentucky St.) to Kulshan Brewing Company (2238 James St.). The family-friendly 2K walk will feature a post-race beer garden, live music, awards and a raffle. Entry is $15 and includes a beer or soda.
    Kulshan Brewing Company :: www.kskrace.com
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm   Sandy Point Garden Walk
    Six private gardens will be open to the public from 1-4pm at the annual Sandy Point and Neptune Beach Garden Walk. People can walk, bike or drive to each location and enjoy spectacular views of the bay, landscapes, and everything from flowers to vegetables and yard art displays. Entry is free. Drive west on Slater Road to Neptune Beach (near Ferndale) and watch for balloons. Fliers will be available at each location with all of the addresses.
    Sandy Point and Neptune Beach :: (360) 380-6409
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm   Songs for a Summer's Day
    Acclaimed vocalist Sonia Alexis performs a recital to raise funds for the Northwest Washington Medical Society Scholarship Endowment at a "Songs for a Summer's Day" concert at 3pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Entry is by donation.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm   Summefest
    Celebrate summer solstice and music honoring an age-old Finnish/Nordic tradition at a "SummerFest, Juhannus" event taking place from 3-7pm at the Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. In addition to listening to a full spectrum of musical genres, there will be traditional food delicacies and more. Entry is $10.
    Lairmont Manor :: (360) 715-3763
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm   Summer Soup, Summer Salad
    Karina Davidson will helm a "Summer Soup, Summer Salad" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Each three soup-and-salad meals will highlight cuisines from different countries—France, Mexico, and India. Entry is $45.
    Community Food Co-op :: www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Sunday Night Fusion
    A community partner dance dubbed "Sunday Night Fusion" takes place from 7-9pm every Sunday at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. The event explores "co-creative partner dance inspired by a variety of beautiful music." No experience is necessary. Entry is $5 at the door.
    Presence Studio :: www.presence-studio.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Trio Lumina
    Listen to works by famous classical, romantic and modern composers in a variety of genres of music when the renowned Trio Lumina features eclectic chamber music at a "Night at the Museum" concert at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Entry is $10-$20.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: 778-8930 or www.triolumina.com

Monday, June 27, 2016   6 events

  • All Day   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Othello are currently showing as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions—which will run through Sept. 24—will also feature showings of Pericles. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm   Find Your Park
    If you're new to town or simply looking for new ways to explore the great outdoors, sign up in advance for a "Find Your Park: Olympic National Park Coastline" presentation starting at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Navigating permits, where to camp and what makes this coastline so unique will be covered.
    REI :: 647-8955 or www.rei.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Open Mic
    Local writer and teacher Laurel Leigh helms a monthly literary-minded Open Mic at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience as their share stories, poems and essays. Please sign up in advance, either at the front desk or by calling the number listed here.
    Village Books :: (360) 671-2626
  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm   Top scientists gather in Bellingham to discuss Red Planet exploration
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm   Poetrynight
    Those looking to share their creative verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:45pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation.
    Bellingham Public Library :: www.poetrynight.org
  • 9:30pm - 11:30pm   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.
    Green Frog :: www.acoustictavern.com

Tuesday, June 28, 2016   9 events

  • All Day   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Othello are currently showing as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions—which will run through Sept. 24—will also feature showings of Pericles. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • 10:00am - 11:00am   Parkinson's Dance Class
    Adrienne Wrightson will lead a Movement Class for people with Parkinson's disease, MS and other movement disorders starting today at 10am at Inside Out Studio, 103 E. Holly St, suite #405. Entry is $10; participants can sign up for all six classes or drop in on a space-available basis.
    Inside Out Studio :: www.insideoutbellingham.com
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm   Read with Cops
    Members of Blaine Police Department will read a book and the Miranda Rights, then demonstrate their vehicle and equipment to an audience of children ages 3-11 and their adults at a "Read with the Blaine Police" event at 10:30am in the north parking lot of the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm   All-Paces Run
    Staff 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.
    Fairhaven Runners :: www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm   Backpacking Washington
    Backpacking essentials, getting to the trail, choosing a pack, selecting proper clothing and understanding the basic gear you'll need to reach your destination will be among the topics covered at a free "Backpacking Washington's Mountain Ranges" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance.
    REI :: 647-8955 or www.rei.com
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm   Summer Book Club for Adults
    Library staff will host and serve refreshments at an Award-Winning Summer Reading Book Club for Adults kickoff at 6:30pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. The club will meet on every fourth Tuesday through the summer.
    Lummi Island Library :: (360) 758-7145
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm   Bellingham Reads
    Discuss Carlos Ruiz Zafón's The Shadow of the Wind at a Bellingham Reads book discussion group at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. New members are always welcome.
    Bellingham Public Library :: (360) 778-7236
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm   Skagit Folk Dancers
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterwards.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: www.skagitfolkdancers.org
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Amnesty International Meeting
    Join Amnesty International Group 270 for its monthly meeting at 7pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Tonight's activities focus on letter-writing on a new case regarding the more than 130 men and boys who were victims of "enforced disappearance" in Cameroon in 2014.
    Community Food Co-op :: www.amnestyusa.org

Wednesday, June 29, 2016   9 events

  • Starts 12:00pm   Boating Center Open
    The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer 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.
    Community Boating Center :: www.boatingcenter.org
  • Ends 10:00pm   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Othello are currently showing as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions—which will run through Sept. 24—will also feature showings of Pericles. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm   Wednesday Market
    Attend the Wednesday Market from 12-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Approximately 25 vendors will offer fresh local produce, crafts, tasty treats and more every Wednesday through Sept. 30.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 12:30pm - 2:00pm   Lynden Book Club
    Share what you’re reading and gain ideas for your next read at a Book Enthusiasts Book Club meeting at 12:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Don't worry if you don't have a book to share, as staff will always have a few tomes to talk about.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4833
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm   Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market
    The Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market takes place from 3-7pm every Wednesday through Oct. 12 at the town's Hammer Heritage Square, 640 Metcalf St.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm   Group Run
    All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free and no registration is required.
    Skagit Running Company :: www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm   Brewers Cruise
    Tonight's "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" will feature liquid fare from Boundary Bay Brewery, Flyers Brewery, and Farmstrong Brewing starting at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $39; additional cruises happen Wednesdays through Sept. 14.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: www.whales.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   The Goalkeeper
    Poet John James Reid will read from his new collection, The Goalkeeper, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The poems focus on his childhood in Northern Island during "the Troubles," and pay tribute to his mother.
    Village Books :: www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Terrell Stafford Quartet
    New York City-based trumpeter Terrell Stafford will perform with pianist Miles Black, bassist Michael Glynn, and drummer Julian MacDonough at 7pm at the Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. Tickets are $10-$20. This concert closes out the 2015-16 season, and will be the last performance at the current locale. WJMAC's next season of weekly performances will start in September at Unity Church of Bellingham.
    Majestic :: www.wjmac.org

Thursday, June 30, 2016   12 events

  • All Day   Boating Center Open
    The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer 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.
    Community Boating Center :: www.boatingcenter.org
  • Starts 2:00pm   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, and Pericles are currently showing as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions will run through Sept. 24. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • 11:00am - 7:00pm   Book Chats
    Join three book buyers as they discuss their favorite upcoming books at Open Book Chats at 11am and 5:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: www.villagebooks.com
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm   Bellingham at Home
    Learn more about Bellingham at Home at a membership and volunteer information meeting at 2pm at Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. The organization enables seniors to continue to live in their own homes and neighborhoods while staying active and connected with the community.
    Cordata Community Food Co-op :: www.bellinghamathome.org
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm   Blues, Brews & BBQ
    Jasmine Greene will perform at tonight's "Blues, Brews & BBQ" summer music series taking place from 5-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. The concerts continue Thursdays through Sept. 1. Entry is free.
    Hotel Bellwether :: www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm   Ham Independence Week Event
    Aaron Eckhouse, son of La Quercia Artisan Cured Meats founders Herb and Kathy, will make a stop in Bellingham as part of Ham Independence Week from 5:30-7pm at the Old World Deli, 1228 S. State St. Entry will be $10 at the door and will include wine tastings from Indie Wineries paired with Prosciutto, Speck (cold smoked Prosciutto), Lomo (cured pork loin) and Salami Americano.
    Old World Deli :: www.oldworlddeli1.com or www.hamindependence.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm   Beer Release Benefit
    Help raise funds to build a solar panel system for Lydia Place at a Summer Solar Ale Release Party taking place from 6-9pm at Aslan Brewery, 1330 N. Forest St. The event will also include live music, information booths, solar panel displays from Western Solar, and more.
    Aslan Brewery :: www.aslanbrewing.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm   Port and city consider new plans for waterfront
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm   Incognito
    Expect to be surprised by the use of seasonal ingredients at the unconventional dinner series known as Incognito starting at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry to the multi-course meal is $68; reservations are a must.
    Ciao Thyme :: www.ciaothyme.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm   Elizabeth Park Concert Series
    The rock and blues sounds of the CC Adams Band can be heard from 6-8pm at the summer concert series at the Columbia neighborhood's Elizabeth Park. The free, family-friendly concerts continue every Thursday through Aug. 25. Food will be available to purchase, or bring a picnic.
    Elizabeth Park :: www.theeldridgesociety.org
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm   Raw Foods for Energy
    Alissa Segersten focuses on "Raw Foods for Energy" at a live foods class happening from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Segersten will demonstrate how to prepare quick and simple meals that can boost energy and increase vitality. Enjoy collard wraps with a spicy seed pate, salmon and kale salad with a berry dressing, raw chocolate energy bars, energizing green chia smoothie, and more. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Blood and Kangaroos
    Spec-fic novelists Claire Humphrey (Spells of Blood and Kin) and Curtis C. Chen (Waypoint Kangaroo) read from their respective works at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
    Village Books :: www.villagebooks.com

TODAY   19 events

  • All Day   Boating Center Open
    The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer 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.
    Community Boating Center :: www.boatingcenter.org
  • Starts 10:00am   Find Waldo
    Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages can take part in the annual "Find Waldo" event happening through July in historic Fairhaven, and in Lynden.. Pick up a "Find Waldo" passport at any of the 25 participating businesses to start your search. Bring your stamped passport to Village Books, and passports with at least 10 store stamps will receive a Waldo button, while supplies last. Passports with at least 20 store stamps are eligible to be entered in a drawing for various Waldo books and products.
    Fairhaven :: www.villagebooks.com
  • All Day   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, and Pericles are currently showing as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions will run through Sept. 24. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • Starts 8:00am   Loggerodeo
    A chainsaw carving competition, a carnival, a classic car show, a rodeo, parades, a foot race, a logging show, a street dance, food-related events, fireworks, a beard contest and much, much more will be part of the annual "Loggerodeo"—the longest-running 4th of July celebration in Washington State—taking place from 8am-10pm Friday, 8am-6pm Saturday, 8am-9pm Sunday, and 6am-10:30pm Monday throughout Sedro-Woolley. Prices vary.
    Sedro-Woolley :: www.loggerodeo.org
  • Starts 7:00pm   Commedia in the Park
    Western Washington University's Department of Theatre and Dance presents its fourth annual “Commedia in the Park” performances at 7pm Friday through Sunday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. “Commedia” is a highly physicalized, masked comedy performance originating from the Italian Renaissance. The show directed by WWU Theatre faculty Rich Brown features well-known stock characters such as the tricky servants, young lovers and foolish old men and women. Entry is free and open to the public.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: www.wwu.edu/theatre
  • Starts 12:00pm   Plover Rides
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays and 10am-6pm Sundays 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.
    Blaine Harbor :: www.draytonharbormaritime.org
  • Starts 12:00pm   All-Out-Learning Weekend
    "Soap Queen" Anne-Marie Faiola will kick off an "All-Out-Learning Weekend" with a soap-making tutorial, Q&A, and private book signing for Pure Soapmaking from 12-3pm at Otion: The Soap Bar, 301 W. Holly St. Seven additional bath and body product courses will take place through July 3. Sign up by phone or on the website.
    Otion :: ww.otionsoap.com
  • Starts 9:00pm   An improvised Musical
    Mainstage players will take on the magical world of musicals at performances of "An Improvised Musical" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Plot, lyrics, music, choreography and comedy will be combined to make epic productions worthy of Broadway through July 30. Please note that summer hours are in effect, meaning there's only one show on Friday and Saturday nights. Entry is $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: www.theupfront.com
  • Starts 7:30pm   ACT Fringe
    View The Last Five Years at "ACT Fringe" shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The two-person musical explores a five-year relationship between Jamie (a rising novelist) and Cathy (a struggling actress). Each tells their story in opposite chronological order—Jamie from when they met, and Cathy from when their marriage ends. Tickets are $10. Additional performances happen July 8-9.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: www.acttheatre.com
  • 9:30am - 11:00am   Wild Things
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am every Friday in July at North Lake Whatcom Park. Suggested donation is $5.
    North Lake Whatcom Park :: www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm   Juggling Stories
    Acting, storytelling, comedy and juggling will be utilized when nationally known family entertainer Chris Fascione presents "Juggling Funny Stories" at 10:30am at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Fascione brings children's stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative style. The event is intended for families with children ages 3 and up. Entry is free.
    Bellingham Public Library :: www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm   Ferndale Farmers Market
    Local vendors and farmers will sell their wares at the Ferndale Farmers Market from 1-6pm every Friday through Oct. 28 at 2007 Cherry St.
    Cherry Street :: www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm   Red Cross Golfing Fundraiser
    The Northwest Washington chapter of the American Red Cross will host its 21st annual Golf Tournament and Golf Ball Drop at 1pm at Shuksan Golf Course, 1500 E. Axton Rd. Entry is $500 per four-person team and includes the green fee, a golf cart, a banquet dinner, tournament gifts and more.
    Shuksan Golf Course :: (360) 733-3290 or www.redcross.org
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm   Art Walk About
    Bellingham Parks and Rec hosts an "Art Walk About" at 2pm starting at the pavilion at Maritime Heritage Park, 514 W. Holly St. Attendees at the free event can learn about works of art in the park and their significance to the area. A "History Walk About" takes place Aug. 5.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: (360) 778-7000
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm   Farm Tunes
    Prairie Sky performs at the weekly "Farm Tunes" series from 6-9pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The "food, spirits and fun!" events continue Fridays through Sept. 30. Entry is free.
    BelleWood Acres :: www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm   Art Walk
    Allied Arts, Whatcom Land Trust, Aslan Brewing Co., Bayou on Bay, Culture Cafe, the Community Food Co-op, Make.Shift Art Space, the Bureau, Dakota Gallery,, Garcia Jewelers, Novato, the Downtown Visitors' Center, Pickford Art Studios, Studio 5, Third Planet, Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, Social Fabric, Unity Care NW, Wandering Oaks and other galleries and businesses will open their doors for the public perusal of art at the month Art Walk taking place from 6-10pm throughout downtown Bellingham. Go to the website listed here for a full listing of participants.
    Downtown Bellingham :: www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm   First Friday Art Walk
    A.C.M.E. Creative Space, Anacortes Oil & Vinegar Bar, the Good Stuff Arts, THink Tiny Gallery, Scott Milo Gallery, the Majestic Inn and Spa, and PDA Marketing Group will be among the spaces taking part in the First Friday Art Walk from 6-9pm throughout downtown Anacortes.
    Downtown Anacortes :: www.anacortesart.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm   Salmon Dinner Sail
    Combine your tastes for adventure and delicious food when the three-hour "Bellingham Bay Salmon Dinner Sail" returns this week aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving at 6pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $59 for kids and $79 for adults. Additional sails happen July 8 and 29, Aug. 5 and 19, and Sept. 2.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: www.schoonerzodiac.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Concert in the Courtyard
    Wine tastings, glass pours, plenty of food options and live music will be available at the weekly "Concert in the Courtyard" from 7-9pm at Artifacts Wine Bar, located inside Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Entry is free.
    Artifacts Wine Bar :: www.artifactswinebar.com

Saturday, July 2, 2016   23 events

  • Starts 5:12am   Stars under the stars
  • All Day   Boating Center Open
    The Community Boating Center is open from 12pm to sunset on weekdays, and 10am to sunset on weekends through the summer 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.
    Community Boating Center :: www.boatingcenter.org
  • All Day   Find Waldo
    Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages can take part in the annual "Find Waldo" event happening through July in historic Fairhaven, and in Lynden.. Pick up a "Find Waldo" passport at any of the 25 participating businesses to start your search. Bring your stamped passport to Village Books, and passports with at least 10 store stamps will receive a Waldo button, while supplies last. Passports with at least 20 store stamps are eligible to be entered in a drawing for various Waldo books and products.
    Fairhaven :: www.villagebooks.com
  • All Day   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, and Pericles are currently showing as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions will run through Sept. 24. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • All Day   Loggerodeo
    A chainsaw carving competition, a carnival, a classic car show, a rodeo, parades, a foot race, a logging show, a street dance, food-related events, fireworks, a beard contest and much, much more will be part of the annual "Loggerodeo"—the longest-running 4th of July celebration in Washington State—taking place from 8am-10pm Friday, 8am-6pm Saturday, 8am-9pm Sunday, and 6am-10:30pm Monday throughout Sedro-Woolley. Prices vary.
    Sedro-Woolley :: www.loggerodeo.org
  • Starts 10:00am   Book Sale
    Find some fantastic summer reads while supporting library programs and services at an annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Book Sale taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Monday at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. The event is pat of Blaine's Old Fashioned 4th of July celebration.
    Blaine Library :: www.wcls.org
  • All Day   Commedia in the Park
    Western Washington University's Department of Theatre and Dance presents its fourth annual “Commedia in the Park” performances at 7pm Friday through Sunday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. “Commedia” is a highly physicalized, masked comedy performance originating from the Italian Renaissance. The show directed by WWU Theatre faculty Rich Brown features well-known stock characters such as the tricky servants, young lovers and foolish old men and women. Entry is free and open to the public.
    Maritime Heritage Park :: www.wwu.edu/theatre
  • All Day   Plover Rides
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays and 10am-6pm Sundays 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.
    Blaine Harbor :: www.draytonharbormaritime.org
  • All Day   All-Out-Learning Weekend
    "Soap Queen" Anne-Marie Faiola will kick off an "All-Out-Learning Weekend" with a soap-making tutorial, Q&A, and private book signing for Pure Soapmaking from 12-3pm at Otion: The Soap Bar, 301 W. Holly St. Seven additional bath and body product courses will take place through July 3. Sign up by phone or on the website.
    Otion :: ww.otionsoap.com
  • Starts 3:00pm   NSEA River Walks
    Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for a free Nooksack River Walk at 3pm Saturday and 11am Sunday at the Horseshoe Bend Trailhead on the Mt. Baker Hwy. Attendees can learn about salmon, discover native plants and find bugs on the hands-on stream walk led by Nooksack River Steward volunteers. At 6pm Saturday, the organization will also host a free Campfire Talk at the Douglas Fir Campground.
    Horseshoe Bend Trailhead :: www.n-sea.org/river-stewards
  • Ends 10:30pm   An improvised Musical
    Mainstage players will take on the magical world of musicals at performances of "An Improvised Musical" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Plot, lyrics, music, choreography and comedy will be combined to make epic productions worthy of Broadway through July 30. Please note that summer hours are in effect, meaning there's only one show on Friday and Saturday nights. Entry is $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: www.theupfront.com
  • Ends 9:30pm   ACT Fringe
    View The Last Five Years at "ACT Fringe" shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The two-person musical explores a five-year relationship between Jamie (a rising novelist) and Cathy (a struggling actress). Each tells their story in opposite chronological order—Jamie from when they met, and Cathy from when their marriage ends. Tickets are $10. Additional performances happen July 8-9.
    Anacortes Community Theatre :: www.acttheatre.com
  • 9:00am - 6:00pm   Twin Sisters Farmers Market
    Purchase farm-fresh goods at the Twin Sisters Market taking place from 9am-3pm in Deming at Nugent's Corner, and 3-6pm in Maple Falls at Kendall Elementary School every Saturday through October.
    Nugent's Corner :: www.twinsistermarket.wordpress.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm   Mount Vernon Farmers Market
    As many as 60 vendors will share their wares through the season at the Mount Vernon Farmers Market, which takes place 9am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 15 at the city's Riverfront Plaza. A Wednesday Market also takes place from 11am-4pm at the Kincaid entrance lawn at the Skagit Valley Hospital.
    Riverfront Plaza :: www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm   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 from 9am-2pm every Saturday through Oct. 29 at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave.
    Depot Arts Center :: www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm   Blaine Gardeners Market
    Procure produce, crafts, food from vendors and more at the Blaine Gardeners Market from 10am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 29 at 685 Peace Portal Dr.
    Peace Portal Drive :: www.blainechamber.com
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm   Bellingham Farmers Market
    Attend the Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 17 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to perusing and purchasing locally grown produce, crafts and ready-to-eat foods, attendees can experience monthly Demo Days, live music and more.
    Depot Market Square :: www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm   Nostalgic Saturation
    Photographs from a not-so-distant past as captured by Ektachrome®, Kodachrome® and Technicolor slide film, as well as small color transparencies, can be seen when "Nostalgic Saturation: Mid-Century Bellingham in Historic Color" opens today from 12-5pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The Jeff Jewell-curated exhibit is focused on the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s.
    Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall :: wwww.whatcommuseum.org
  • 4:00pm - 9:00pm   Generation Celebration
    Live music by Spaceband, a silent auction, kid-friendly fundraising activities and much more will be part of an all-ages "Generation Celebration" taking place from 4-9pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm   Out of the Drawer Opening
    An opening reception for "Out of the Drawer" takes place from 4-6pm at Edison's i.e. gallery, 5800 Cains Court. The multi-artist exhibit features flat files (prints, drawings, paintings on paper, and cloth) that have spent time in holding gallery closets, storage rooms and warehouses. This is a salon-style exhibit and the work can be taken when purchased. The exhibit will show through Aug. 7.
    i.e. gallery :: www.ieedison.com
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm   Carbon Opening
    David Eisenhour's "Carbon" exhibit can be perused at an opening reception from 5-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The solo exhibition by the sculptor is in response to humans' relationship with the planet. See it through July 31.
    Smith & Vallee Gallery :: www.smithandvallee.com
  • 6:30pm - 9:30pm   Twins Opening
    An opening reception for Cooper Lanza's solo art exhibition, "Twins," takes place from 6:30-9:30pm at Tillie Lace Gallery, 1415 13th St. (formerly Lucia Douglas Gallery). See the show about duality from 10am-5pm Tuesdays through Fridays through Aug. 31.
    Tillie Lace Gallery :: www.tillielacegallery.com
  • 9:30pm - 11:30pm   Salsa Night
    Join DJ Antonio Diaz as he mixes a fabulous combination of the best Latin rhythms at Rumba Northwest's bimonthly "Salsa Night" taking place from 9:30pm-12am on the first and third Saturdays of the month at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. Entry to the all-ages event is $4.
    Cafe Rumba :: www.rumbanorthwest.com