Week of Sunday, May 3, 2015
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Sunday, May 3, 2015 (16 events)

  • Spring Rep: A Spring Rep series continues this week with showings of Broken Holmes and In a Handbag Darkly at 7:30pm Thursday and Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The lineup also includes a May Day Cocktail Party and season unveiling at 7pm Friday, and performances of The Glasses at 9:30pm Saturday and 7:30pm Sunday. Tickets for the plays are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. The May 1 event is $25 and includes short previews of upcoming shows and appetizers and drinks. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • The Foreigner: Larry Shue's The Foreigner concludes this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The comedy takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia and focuses on a man who overhears more than he should after being falsely identified as a French man who speaks no English. Tickets are $8-$14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Sound Culture Festival: Adventurous music, sound art and intermedia will be part of the Sound Culture Festival happening Thursday through Sunday on the campus of Western Washington University and in downtown Bellingham. Evening concerts, lectures, presentations and gallery pieces will explore experimental strains of pop, ambient, noise, and hybrid genres; as well as multiple aesthetics of electroacoustic, modern classical and free improvisation. Festival passes are $20; single tickets are also available. See the full http://www.clickpop.wix.com/soundculture
    5:00pm
  • Skagit Valley Chorale: "Celebrating in Song: Spring Dawning" will be focus of the Skagit Valley Chorale's performances at 7:30pm Friday and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Fidalgo Danceworks will join the chorale for part of the performance. Tickets are $16-$25. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Community Band: "Artistry in Rhythm" performances by the Skagit Community Band take place at 7:30pm Friday at La Conner's Maple Hall, and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall. Admission is $10-$15 per person or $30 per family. http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
    7:30pm
  • Rare Plant Sale: A wide variety of rare, reasonably priced perennials, trees and shrubs can be found at an annual Spring Rare Plant Benefit Sale taking place from 9am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday at Bob Bornter and Larry Straka's home in Ferndale at 1685 Grandview Place. Proceeds will benefit the Community Empowerment Network. http://www.endruralpoverty.org
    9:00am
  • Plant and Book Sale: Help support library programming by attending a Spring Plant and Book Sale Ferndale Library from 10am-5pm Saturday and 1-4pm Sunday at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • FAIRHAVEN RIDE: Meet up with folks from Fairhaven Bike & Ski for a weekly race-pace ride at 8am at the Fairhaven Village Green. 733-4433 or http://www.fairhavenbike.com
    8:00am
  • Community Breakfast: Registered dietician and nutritionist Lisa Samuel will focus on "Eating with Mindfulness" at a class from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Applying mindful eating to your daily life can have a profound effect on your digestion, your health and your relationship with food. A light meal will be served. Please indicate any food allergies when you register. Entry is $20. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    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
  • Singing and Swinging: Greta Matassa will join the Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers and other area performers for a "Singing & Swinging" concert at 2pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. Entry is $15 in advance or at the door. http://www.bellinghamsings.org
    2:00pm
  • The Cantrells: Original folk music and bluegrass can be heard when the Cantrells return to Bellingham for a 2pm concert at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.nancysfarm.com
    2:00pm
  • Whatcom Symphony Orchestra: Superstar cellist Johannes Moser joins the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra for a 3pm concert at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. A pre-concert lecture by Dr. Ed Rutschman will take place one hour prior to the concert. Tickets are $13-$39. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    3:00pm
  • Bellingham Community Chorus: Timothy M. Black will make his debut as the Bellingham Community Chorus conductor and artistic director at a Spring Concert at 3pm at Hillcrest Chapel, 1400 Larrabee Ave. Jazz, spirituals and the music of Appalachia can be heard. Entry is by donation. (360) 595-0934
    3:00pm
  • Photographic Journeys: Guidebook authors Tom Kirkendall and Vicky Spring share slides and stories from Washington: A Photographic Journey at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book of images is dedicated to celebrating the diversity and beauty of the entire state, and includes a plethora of recreational opportunities. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Bells of the Sound: Puget Sound's premier handbell ensemble, Bells of the Sound," present a "Reverberations" concert at 5pm at Bellingham's First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Suggested donation is $8-$10. http://www.fccb.net
    5:00pm

Monday, May 4, 2015 (5 events)

  • YA Read: All readers of teen literature can attend a YA Read! book discussion group at 6pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Tonight's topic of discussion with be Tom McNeal's Far Far Away. 778-7231
    6:00pm
  • Coop Tales: Learn why raising quail for eggs and/or meat is a great alternative to raising chickens at a presentation titled "Tales from the Coop: Inspiration and Advice for Raising Quail and Ducks" at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Library employees and poultry enthusiasts Alisa Kester and Laura Schumacher will lead the free event. http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
    6:30pm
  • Fourth Corner Murders: Author and Emmy Award winner Todd Warger shares stories from Murder in the Fourth Corner: True Stories of Whatcom County's Earliest Homicides from 6:30-8pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. The tome highlights the more unsavory history of early 20th century Bellingham and Whatcom County—including crimes involving beheadings, shootings, stabbings, poisoning, hangings, strangling and bludgeoning. http://www.wcls.org
    6:30pm
  • 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. P.S. Please use the back fountain entry. http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm
  • 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 5, 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
  • Heritage Resources Speaker Series: As part of a Heritage Resources Speaker Series, Seattle Times reporter and Western Washington University journalism instructor Ron Judd will explore the history and context surrounding a mid-1930s "Red Scare" in Bellingham and how it potentially impacted the campaign to remove Western Washington College of Education (now WWU) President Charles H. Fisher from office at 4pm at WWU's Wilson Library. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-6621 or http://www.wwu.edu
    4:00pm
  • Cinco de Mayo Run: Attend an all-paces "Cinco de Mayo" Run & Fiesta at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The Brooks-partnered event includes shoe demos, a pinata full of prizes and beverages and refreshments following the 40-minute run. Entry is free. P.S. The wearing of sombreros is encouraged. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Mother’s Day Recipes: Sharon Eldridge, owner of the Old Towne Grainery Tea Room & Galleria, will focus on "Mother's Day Tea Recipes" from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Each dish will be paired with the perfect cup of tea and ideas for hosting your own high tea. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Northern Thai: Chef Robert Fong focuses on "Northern Thai" courses from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $45. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • MVHS Jazz: Come to a final performance in a special series of one of Washington's premier jazz programs when Mount Vernon High School jazz ensembles perform at 7pm at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $6 for students and $10 for adults. All proceeds benefit the MVHS Jazz Program. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • The Mariachi Divas: The Grammy Award-winning multicultural ensemble known as the Mariachi Divas will make your Cinco de Mayo celebrations complete at a 7:30pm performance at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $20-$45; in case you're wondering, you'll also be able to purchase margaritas at the festive event. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 (11 events)

  • Music Club Concert: Pianist Jensina Oliver will perform works by Mozart, Joplin, and Gershwin for the Bellingham Music Club at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. Entry is by donation. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
    10:30am
  • Green Drinks: Network with likeminded environmentally aware community members at the monthly Green Drinks gathering from 5-7pm at Index Sensors & Controls, 300 Harris Ave. Additionally, there'll be tours of the LEAD-certified building. http://www.re-sources.org or www.greendrinks.org
    5:00pm
  • GROUP RIDE: The Mt. Baker Bike Club hosts a Group Ride starting every Wednesday at 6pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Be prepared to ride for 30 miles at a race/training pace, and regroup at the brewery following the excursion. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    6:00pm
  • Evening Epic Run: A weekly “Evening Epic Run” begins at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The strenuous runs are 1.5-2 hours in length on hilly terrain with experienced trail runners. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Crevasse Rescue Clinic: John Minier from Mt. Baker Guilds will lead a "Crevasse Rescue Clinic" from 6-7:30pm at REI, 400 36th St. Concepts will include relevant knots and hitches, transferring loads, mechanical advantage and hauling systems. Register in advance for the free event. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Planetarium Show: Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings at a "Stars of the Pharoahs" show at 6pm at Western Washington University's Spanel Planetarium. Additional public shows happen May 20 and June 3 and 17. Tickets are $10. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    6:00pm
  • 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. http://www.skagitrunners.org
    6:00pm
  • Garden Club Meeting: "Rain Gardens" will be the focus of a talk by Wonder-Flora's Janaki Kilgore at tonight's Birchwood Garden Club meeting at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. All are welcome. http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Pataky Poetry: Alaskan poet Jeremy Pataky reads from his Overwinter debut collection at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Pataky’s migration between Anchorage and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park inspires the poems that connect urban to rural. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm
  • Faculty Jazz Series: A monthly WWU Faculty Jazz Series concert begins at 8pm at the BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Entry is $10 at the door; students get in free. http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
    8:00pm

Thursday, May 7, 2015 (15 events)

  • Spring Rep: A Spring Rep series continues this week with showings of Best of Brass Monkey at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The lineup also includes Broken Holmes and In a Handbag Darkly at 7:30pm Saturday and performances of The Glasses at 9:30pm Saturday and 7:30pm Sunday. Tickets for the plays are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • First Thursday Art Walk: As part of a seasonal "Skagit Valley Art Escape," attend a First Thursday Art Walk from 5-8pm throughout downtown Mount Vernon. Through October, the events will happen monthly in Mount Vernon (first Thursdays), Anacortes (first Fridays), and Edison and La Conner (first Saturdays). http://www.skagitvalleyartescape.com
    5:00pm
  • Anacortes American Celebration: The Anacortes American invites the community to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the newspaper and the publication of Pictures of the Past: Celebrating 125 Years of Anacortes History from 5:30-7pm at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. The book is a compilation of the best history stories written by retired American editor and publisher Wallie Funk. The free event will also include the sale of historic photos and the book, student artwork with a newspaper theme, music by pianist Ben Starner and http://www.anacortes.org
    5:30pm
  • Bike Maintenance Basics: Learn how to lube a chain, fix a flat and make other minor adjustments to your ride at a free "Bike Maintenance Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Quincy Anderson Reception: Paintings by longtime artist Quincy Anderson can be viewed at an opening reception from 6-8pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. This selection of work is an exploration of reflections on water inspired by images from the rivers of France, the garden ponds of Thailand, and the canals of Venice. See it through May 29. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:00pm
  • Plant Walk: Join the Koma Kulshan Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society for a free "Hidden Forest Foray" Plant Walk at 6pm at the Sehome Hill Arboretum. Guidebook author and Arboretum board member Mark Turner will lead the way, focusing on native trees, shrubs and wildflowers (and a vine or two). No registration is necessary. Meet in the parking area at the top of Arboretum Drive (off Bill McDonald Parkway). 733-5477 or http://www.wnpskoma.org
    6:00pm
  • Animal Within Reception: A reception for Julie McPheter's "The Animal Within" takes place from 6-8pm at Mindport Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. The masks and paintings by the Western Washington University BFA candidate can be seen through May 17. http://www.mindport.org
    6:00pm
  • Better With Bacon: Cindy McKinney mixes things up with a familiar ingredient at a "Better with Bacon" class taking place from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Homestay info session: Learn about welcoming an international student into your home through Whatcom Community College’s Homestay program at an information session at 7pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Interested individuals and families will live on the bus line, have a private room in their home, be able to provide meals and have a willingness to interact and share cultural experiences. http://www.whatcom.ctc.edu
    7:00pm
  • House of Owls: Author and wildlife artist Tony Angell shares his latest natural history book, The House of Owls, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book provides detailed information and gorgeous drawings of all North American owl species, and provides a fascinating overview of the impact owls have had on human culture. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Barbershop Rehearsals: Men ages 12 to 90-plus are invited to attend free, no-commitment rehearsals with the An-O-Chords at 7pm every Thursday in Anacortes at the Northwest Educational Service Building, 1601 R Ave. No four-part barbershop harmony experience is required. http://www.anochords.org
    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
  • Night Beat: The Bellingham Music Club will feature pianist Jensina Oliver at its "Night Beat" concert at 7:30pm at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Oliver will perform works by Mozart, Joplin, Gershwin, Piazzolla, and Ginastera. Tickets are $10. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
    7:30pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, May 8, 2015 (16 events)

  • Spring Rep: A Spring Rep series continues this week with showings of Best of Brass Monkey at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The lineup also includes Broken Holmes and In a Handbag Darkly at 7:30pm Saturday and performances of The Glasses at 9:30pm Saturday and 7:30pm Sunday. Tickets for the plays are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Tarnation: Experience the guns and glory of the Old West when the improvised western known as "Tarnation" rides back to town with showings at 8pm and 10pm Fridays and Saturdays through May 23 at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    7:30pm
  • Romeo and Juliet: The Bellingham Dance Company presents performances of Romeo and Juliet: A Dance Story at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday at the Majestic, 1026 N. Forest St. Tickets are $10-$15 in advance and $15-$20 at the door. http://www.bellinghamdancecompany.com
    7:30pm
  • Book and Plant Sale: Find great deals at a Spring Book and Plant Sale taking lace from 10am-4pm Friday and Saturday at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The sale happens again May 15-16. Funds raised will pay for building maintenance and library programs. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • Little Shop of Horrors: An uproarious version of Little Shop of Horrors performed by youth ages 13-16 can be seen 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 (kids five and under are free). A special opening-night gala begins at 6pm Friday; tickets are $15 and include food and drink. Additional showings happen through May 31. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Once Upon a Mattress: The Theatre Arts Guild presents performances of Once Upon a Mattress at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The musical is an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's The Princess and the Pea, and is described as being "hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic." Tickets are $10-$25. Additional showings take place May 13-16. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Cantabile of Skagit Valley: "Soul Rising" will be the theme of Cantabile of Skagit Valley's spring concert at 7:30pm Friday in Anacortes at Westminster Presbyterian Church (1300 9th St.) and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 415 S. 18th St. The concert celebrates life, love, and rebirth. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.cantabileofskagitvalley.org
    7:30pm
  • Glass Mountain Studios Sale: Find great bargains for the women in your life at a Mother's Day Sale from 10am-6pm Friday through Sunday at Glass Mountain Studios, 927 Yew St. The studio is also liquidating and leaving its current space, so bargains will be plentiful. http://www.glassmtn.com
    10:00am
  • 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
  • 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
  • Missing Moonstone: As part of Children's Book Week, middle-grade readers are invited to take part in activities featuring The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency: The Curse of the Missing Moonstone from 4-5pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Participants will receive a one-day-only discount on the book. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Wine Walk: The Downtown Bellingham Partnership hosts its inaugural Wine Walk from 5:30-8:30pm throughout the downtown core. The Greenhouse, Garys', Otion Soap, the Bureau of Historical Investigation, Lulu, Ideal, Naked Clothing, Spruce Stationary, Kids Northwest, Mi Shoes, and Downtown Emporium will be pouring samples from Washington vineyards. Tickets are $10. At the end, attendees can purchase wine they sampled to take home. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    5:30pm
  • Bellingham Poetry Gallery: Eighteen of the city's finest literary organizations will cross-pollinate their creative talents at a Bellingham Poetry Gallery event from 6-9pm at the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St. The gathering seeks to recognize and appreciate the diversity of poetic voices in the community. Entry is free. http://www.facebook.com/events
    6:00pm
  • Viking Exploration: The Sons of Norway present "VIking Era Exploration and Settlement (Norway, Iceland, Newfoundland)" with narrative and photos by Roberta Morrow at 7pm at St. John's Lutheran Church, 2530 Cornwall Ave. The program is free and open to all ages. Show up at 6pm for a potluck; bring something to share. 714-2186
    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
  • Night of the Living Dead: The Skagit Valley College drama department pits the dead against the living in a struggle for survival when they present showings of Night of the Living Dead starting this weekend at 7:30pm Friday and 7:30pm and 10pm Saturday at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. A "Zombie Crawl" will happen before the late show Saturday; meet at the clock tower at the college. Tickets are $15. Additional performances happen May 14-16. P.S. The show is meant for mature audiences only. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm

Saturday, May 9, 2015 (42 events)

  • Spring Rep: A Spring Rep series continues this week with showings of Best of Brass Monkey at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The lineup also includes Broken Holmes and In a Handbag Darkly at 7:30pm Saturday and performances of The Glasses at 9:30pm Saturday and 7:30pm Sunday. Tickets for the plays are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Tarnation: Experience the guns and glory of the Old West when the improvised western known as "Tarnation" rides back to town with showings at 8pm and 10pm Fridays and Saturdays through May 23 at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    7:30pm
  • Romeo and Juliet: The Bellingham Dance Company presents performances of Romeo and Juliet: A Dance Story at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday at the Majestic, 1026 N. Forest St. Tickets are $10-$15 in advance and $15-$20 at the door. http://www.bellinghamdancecompany.com
    7:30pm
  • Book and Plant Sale: Find great deals at a Spring Book and Plant Sale taking lace from 10am-4pm Friday and Saturday at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The sale happens again May 15-16. Funds raised will pay for building maintenance and library programs. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • Little Shop of Horrors: An uproarious version of Little Shop of Horrors performed by youth ages 13-16 can be seen 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 (kids five and under are free). A special opening-night gala begins at 6pm Friday; tickets are $15 and include food and drink. Additional showings happen through May 31. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Once Upon a Mattress: The Theatre Arts Guild presents performances of Once Upon a Mattress at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The musical is an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's The Princess and the Pea, and is described as being "hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic." Tickets are $10-$25. Additional showings take place May 13-16. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Cantabile of Skagit Valley: "Soul Rising" will be the theme of Cantabile of Skagit Valley's spring concert at 7:30pm Friday in Anacortes at Westminster Presbyterian Church (1300 9th St.) and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 415 S. 18th St. The concert celebrates life, love, and rebirth. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.cantabileofskagitvalley.org
    7:30pm
  • Glass Mountain Studios Sale: Find great bargains for the women in your life at a Mother's Day Sale from 10am-6pm Friday through Sunday at Glass Mountain Studios, 927 Yew St. The studio is also liquidating and leaving its current space, so bargains will be plentiful. http://www.glassmtn.com
    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
  • Springfest Art Tour: Painters, fiber artists, photographers, jewelers, metal sculptors, glass artists and more will be sharing their works at a "Springfest Art Tour" from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday in Blaine. The 35 artists and artisans will show their work at Semiahmoo Resort, Dakota Creek Winery, Swanson Glass Design Studio, Paso del Norte, and beyond. Entry is free. http://www.blaineharborartgallery.com
    10:00am
  • Skagit Spring Classic: Skagit Bicycle Club hosts its 25th annual "Skagit Spring Classic" from 7am-4pm starting and finishing at Bayview Elementary School, 15241 Josh Wilson Rd. Expect rural forest and marine views, homemade cookies, an end-of-ride pasta feed and more. Entry for all distances is $35. http://www.skagitspringclassic.org
    7:00am
  • Fairhaven Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:00am
  • Skagit Master Gardener Plant Sale: Select from tomatoes, veggie starts, annuals, perennials, herbs and other plants lovingly raised by WSU Skagit County Master Gardeners at a Plant Fair from 8am-2pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W. Taylor St. Many vendors with exceptional plants, garden art and food round out the shopping options. Bring your questions to ask the Master Gardeners. http://www.wsu.edu/skagit/mg/plant-fair
    8:00am
  • Lake Whatcom Paddle: Join members of the Mount Baker Club fora Lake Whatcom Paddle today. Meet at 8:30am at the southeast corner of the Bloedel Donovan boat launch with your canoes or kayaks. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    8:30am
  • Whatcom County Master Gardener Plant Sale: Hearty perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs, veggie starts—including tried-and-true varieties of tomato starts—and more can be had a the annual WSU Whatcom County Master Gardener Plant Sale taking place from 9am-2pm in Ferndale at Hovander Homestead Park. Entry is free. http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu
    9:00am
  • Anacortes Farmers Market Opening: 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 opens this week from 9am-2pm at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. The market continues every Saturday through Oct. 24. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Roar & Soar 5K: The inaugural "Roar & Soar 5K" Begins at 9:30am in Lynden at Fisher Elementary School, 501 14th St. Entry is $20-$25; funds raised will benefit the kids at the school. http://www.active.com
    9:30am
  • Sumas Book Club: Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon will be the subject of discussion at a Sumas Book Club meeting from 10-11am at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. All adults are welcome. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Making Strides Run: Service Alternatives presents its fourth annual "Making Strides" 5K Fun Run/Walk starting at 10am in Mount Vernon at Skagit River Park, 1100 S. Skagit St. Entry is $25-$30 (kids 12 and under are free). http://www.makingstrides.us
    10:00am
  • Work Party: Join Bellingham Parks Volunteer Program for a Work Party from 10am-12pm at the York neighborhood's Rock Hill park. Participants will be removing black and other invasive plants, and mulching. 778-7105
    10:00am
  • Community Meal: Chicken cacciatore, mixed veggies, green salad, bread and berry crisp will be on the menu at the bimonthly Community Meal from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Per usual, entry is free and open to all. 714-9029
    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
  • Morrison Glass Art Open House: A Mother's Day Open House takes place from 10am-4pm at Morrison Glass Art, 2111 Lincoln St. Live glassblowing demonstrations and refreshments will be part of the free event. http://www.morrisonglassart.com
    10:00am
  • Tunnels and Hoops: ind out how to grow tomatoes and peppers in the Pacific Northwest at a free "Using Tunnels and Hoop Houses for Productive Gardening" workshop from 10:30am-12pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. No registration is required; be prepared to be outside. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    10:30am
  • Children’s Book Authors: Celebrate Children's Book Week by attending readings with local authors today at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Sheryl Hershey will read from Lila and the Dandelion at 10:30am and, a 1pm, Rebecca VanSlyke will share stories from her picture book, Mom School. 671-2626
    10:30am
  • Family Field Trip: Join Wild Whatcom Walks for a Family Field Trip from 12-2pm at Agate Pond Preserve. Space is limited for the "Nesting Box Mystery" outing, so please register in advance. Entry is $8 for kids, $12 for adults. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    12:00pm
  • Victorian Tea: Bring mom along for a Mother's Day Victorian Tea taking place at 12pm and again at 3pm at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 703 S. Second St. In addition to the tea sandwiches, scones, sweet desserts, lemonade and tea, each guest will also receive a small favor to take home. Entry is $30; reservations are required. http://www.laconnerquilts.com
    12:00pm
  • Owl Exhibit Opening: "The Owl & The Woodpecker: Photographs by Paul Bannick" opens to the public today from 12-5pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The exhibit features 25 large-format, framed color prints by the Seattle-based photographer. Bird calls and woodpecker drumming sounds are provided by audio-naturalist Martyn Stewart, who has recorded more than 200,000 bird sounds worldwide. See it through Aug. 30. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Skagit Genealogical Meeting: The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society will host its monthly meeting from 1-3pm at the Burlington Senior Center, 1011 Greenleaf Ave. Professional genealogist Winona Laird will lead a presentation focused on "Crossing the Pond to Scotland for Genealogy Research, which will introduce research methods and record types needed for successful long-distance research. Entry is free. http://www.skagitvalleygenealogy.org
    1:00pm
  • Gluten-Free Food Fair: As part of National Celiac Awareness Month, attend a "Gluten-Free Food Fair" from 1-4pm at the Bellingham Public Market, 1530 Cornwall Ave. In addition to gluten-free food samples, the Bellingham Gluten Information Group will be providing details about the support that is available locally. Onsite vendors will also share samples of the gluten-free food they offer. http://www.glutenfreeway.info
    1:00pm
  • 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
  • Ballroom Dancing: All ages and levels of experience can attend "Ballroom Dancing" events from 6:30-9pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. The social dances feature traditional ballroom and swing music for foxtrot, east coast swing, waltz, nightclub two-step, cha cha, rumba, salsa, samba and more. Entry is $5. (360) 671-7764
    6:30pm
  • Home Port Fundraiser: Help raise funds for the Home Port Learning Center—a transitional alternative school for at-risk youth of Whatcom County—at 6:30pm at Bellingham's VFW Hall, 625 N. State St. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and include food, fun, live music and entry to a silent auction. There will also be a cash bar. http://www.homeportlc.com
    6:30pm
  • Hip Hop Dance Showcase: Western Washington University's Hip Hop Association hosts a "Ready, Set, Dance: Hip Hop Showcase" at 7pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Tickets to see the dance spectacular featuring crews from around the Pacific Northwest are $5-$8. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • Whatcom Girls Chorus: Movie and Broadway musical selections can be hard at the Whatcom Girls Chorus Family Concert from 7-9pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Entry is by donation. http://www.whatcomgirlschorus.com
    7:00pm
  • Haynie Opry: The 10-year celebration of the Haynie Opry continues with a special tribute to Little Jimmy Dickens at 7pm at Blaine's Haynie Grange, 3344 Haynie Rd. Claudette Dykstra Sterk will be the featured performer, and Matt Audette and the Circle of Friends Band will host the event. Entry is $10 at the door (12 and under are free). (360) 366-3321
    7:00pm
  • Sea Salt Poems: Colorado-based poet David Mason—long regarded as one of the best narrative and dramatic poets at work in the United States—reads from Sea Salt: Poems of a Decade, 2004-2014 at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: Tapsalteerie will provide live tunes and Seattle's Gwen Rousseau will do the calling at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's Contra Dance taking place from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. No experience or partner is necessary. Entry is $6-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Pro Bull Riding Competition: Rodeo fans can see the "most exciting eight second in sports" over and over when the Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division makes a stop in Lynden for a Professional Bull Riding Competition at 7:30pm at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Tickets are $29-$39; VIP tickets are also available for $88. http://www.nwwafair.com
    7:30pm
  • Visions of Cape Breton: Spouses and fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy present "Visions of Cape Breton and Beyond: A Celtic Family Celebration" at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. In addition to the song and dance that can be expected, audiences can also witness the talents of the couple's children. Tickets are $25-$42. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Collegium Musicum: Listen to unusual and unique classical works from before the 1800s at a Collegium Musicum concert at 8pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free. 650-3130
    8:00pm
  • Blaine Fun Run: Sign up for a benefit run to raise funds for the Blaine Marine Park playground at a Fun Run/Walk 5K or 10K starting at 10:30am at the park at 272 Marine Dr. Entry is by donation; 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the fund. http://www.gbrc.net
    10:30pm

 

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