Week of Sunday, February 22, 2015
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Sunday, February 22, 2015 (13 events)

  • The Rabbit Hole: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild concludes its performances of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Rabbit Hole this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday, at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to see the Shawn Fuller-directed play—which focuses on a family overcoming a major loss—are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Leading Ladies: Ken Ludwig's Leading Ladies—a comedy about down-on-their-luck English Shakesperean actors attempting to fool a rich old lady out of her money by posing as long-lost relatives—continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12 and additional performances happen Feb. 26-March 1. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • The Last Days of Judas Iscariot: The Skagit Valley College Drama Department presents showings of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot starting this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's Phil Tarro Theatre. Tickets are $5; additional performances of the courtroom drama set in purgatory happen Feb. 26-March 1. http://www.skagit.edu
    7:30pm
  • The Underpants: Professional and community actors can be seen onstage when the Mount Baker Theatre presents its sixth year of Winter Repertory Theatre with performances of Steve Martin's The Underpants continuing this week at showings at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday, and 7:30pm the following Wednesday and Thursday at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the see the satire—which takes place in 1910 and focuses on a scandal caused when the wife of a 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: The 15th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival takes place Feb. 19-28 at a variety of Whatcom County venues, including Bellingham High School, Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, the Deming Library, Fairhaven College, Ferndale Public Library, Northwest Indian College, the Pickford Film Center, Sehome High School, and Whatcom Community College. All events are free, and many films will be followed by facilitated discussions—some led by the filmmakers http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    5:00pm
  • Bayshore Symphony: The Bayshore Symphony presents "A Season of Soloists" with a featured performer, cello master Nick Strobel, at 7:30pm Saturday in Mount Vernon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (415 S. 18th St.) and 3pm Sunday at Bellingham's Central Lutheran Church (925 Forest St.). Pieces by Vivaldi, mozart, Bruch, and Rossini are are on the roster. Entry is by donation. http://www.bayshoremusicproject.com
    7:30pm
  • FAIRHAVEN RIDE: Meet up with folks from Fairhaven Bike & Ski for a weekly race-pace ride at 8am at the Fairhaven Village Green. 733-4433 or http://www.fairhavenbike.com
    8:00am
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mt. Baker Bike Club for the weekly “Rabbit Ride” starting at 8:30am at Fairhaven Bike & Ski, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route sees riders heading down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. 733-4433 or http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8:30am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bike & Ski, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. This is intended to be a fitness ride, and you're encouraged to push yourself. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • Choir Fest: Eleven area church choirs will perform spiritual music individually and together at the Interfaith Coalition's annual "Choir Fest" at 3:30pm at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Squalicum High School's Andy Marshall will direct the choir of more than 225 voices. Admission is by donation; funds raised benefit Interfaith. http://www.interfaith-coalition.org
    3:30pm
  • Art of Jazz: The New West Guitar Group—Perry Smith, Jeff Stein, and John Storie—will be the featured performers at the Jazz Project's monthly "Art of Jazz" concert from 4-6:30pm at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $10 for students, $16 general, and free for members. http://www.jazzproject.org
    4:00pm
  • A Red Carpet Affair: Get dressed up for the annual "Red Carpet Affair" starting at 5pm with a live broadcast of the 87th annual Academy Awards at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. Tickets are $60 for members and $75 general and include photos on the red carpet, butlered appetizers and a gourmet dinner by 250 Flora, drinks, a fantasy dessert bar and coffee service; all proceeds benefit PFC programming. http://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org
    5:00pm
  • The Robert Cray Band: Grammy Award-winning rock blues icon Robert Cray will be joined by his talented band for a 7:30pm concert at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $30-$50 and should be purchased in advance, as Cray and crew sell out their performances on the regular. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm

Monday, February 23, 2015 (9 events)

  • High School Musical Auditions: The Northwest Washington Theatre Group will host auditions for upcoming performances of High School Musical from 3:30-6:30pm Monday and Tuesday at the Lynden Performing Arts Center, 338 N. Park St. Performances will be April 24-May 2. http://www.nwtg.org
    3:30pm
  • The Underpants: Professional and community actors can be seen onstage when the Mount Baker Theatre presents its sixth year of Winter Repertory Theatre with performances of Steve Martin's The Underpants continuing this week at showings at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday, and 7:30pm the following Wednesday and Thursday at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the see the satire—which takes place in 1910 and focuses on a scandal caused when the wife of a 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: The 15th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival takes place Feb. 19-28 at a variety of Whatcom County venues, including Bellingham High School, Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, the Deming Library, Fairhaven College, Ferndale Public Library, Northwest Indian College, the Pickford Film Center, Sehome High School, and Whatcom Community College. All events are free, and many films will be followed by facilitated discussions—some led by the filmmakers http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    5:00pm
  • Publishing and Marketing Info Session: An introductory information session for an upcoming eight-week "Publishing and Marketing" course begins at 5:30pm at Western Washington University's Academic West, room 303. The course is open to the public. http://www.wwu.edu
    5:30pm
  • Fitness Technology: "Training with Fitness Technology: Garmin Vivofit and Fitbit Flex" will be the focus of a free presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Fitness experts will discuss the features of the monitors and the software interface through hands-on active instruction. Part of the class will be held outside. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Author Reading: Michael Sarrow and Rob Slater will read from their respective young adult speculative fiction novels and sign copies at 7pm at the Bellingham Alternative Library, 1417 Railroad Ave. Copies of their books will be available to purchase at the free event. (360) 312-4287
    7:00pm
  • Open Mic: Published and unpublished writers can share writing about wooing, wedding, or repenting—or any creative work in progress—at the monthly Open Mic starting at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Local writer and teacher Laurel Leigh helms the event. Sign up in advance at the front counter or by calling the number listed here. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation. 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, February 24, 2015 (13 events)

  • High School Musical Auditions: The Northwest Washington Theatre Group will host auditions for upcoming performances of High School Musical from 3:30-6:30pm Monday and Tuesday at the Lynden Performing Arts Center, 338 N. Park St. Performances will be April 24-May 2. http://www.nwtg.org
    3:30pm
  • Daniel James Brown Visits: The annual "Whatcom READS!" community-wide reading event concludes with visits by The Boys in the Boat author Daniel James Brown this week in Whatcom County. Brown will present "The Art and Craft of Writing" from 3:30-5:30pm Tuesday at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theater before heading to Lynden for a talk at 7:30pm at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. On Wednesday, he'll discuss the book at 2pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St., and at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. http://www.whatcomreads.org
    3:30pm
  • The Underpants: Professional and community actors can be seen onstage when the Mount Baker Theatre presents its sixth year of Winter Repertory Theatre with performances of Steve Martin's The Underpants continuing this week at showings at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday, and 7:30pm the following Wednesday and Thursday at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the see the satire—which takes place in 1910 and focuses on a scandal caused when the wife of a 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: The 15th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival takes place Feb. 19-28 at a variety of Whatcom County venues, including Bellingham High School, Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, the Deming Library, Fairhaven College, Ferndale Public Library, Northwest Indian College, the Pickford Film Center, Sehome High School, and Whatcom Community College. All events are free, and many films will be followed by facilitated discussions—some led by the filmmakers http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    5:00pm
  • Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 255-7166 or 647-0910
    12:00pm
  • All-Paces Run l: 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. During these cold, dark months a headlamp or flashlight is required. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • First Aid Essentials: Register in advance for a free "First Aid Essentials: What's In Your Kit?" course at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. In addition to learning what to put in your own kit, participants will learn about preventative behaviors to avoid using the first aid kit. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Sci-fi Writing Group: If your fiction writing leans toward the fantastic join tonight's Spec Fiction/Sci-Fi Writing Group meeting from 6-8pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The supportive group of like-minded writers of this wide-ranging and diverse genre meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. http://www.villagebooks.com
    6:00pm
  • Writing Workshop: Author Dawn Groves leads a Chuckanut Writers workshop focused on "Writing and Publishing Nonfiction: An insider's Guide" tonight and Tues., March 3 from 6-9pm at Whatcom Community College's Foundation Building, Room #201C. Entry is $79. http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
    6:00pm
  • Bellingham Reads: Chris Cleave's Little Bee will be the focus of discussion at a Bellingham Reads book discussion group meeting at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Entry is free and new members are welcome. 778-7323
    6:30pm
  • Polish Winter Fare: Staff from La Conner's Anelia's Kitchen will focus on "Polish Winter Fare" at a class from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry is $40 and, in addition to the menu items, includes a seasonal cocktail with Polish vodka. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Balinese Dishes: Chef Robert Fong shows off traditional Balinese dishes gleaned from his travels of many years past to the fabled village of Peliatan at a "Bali: Been There, Ate That" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $45. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Audubon Presentation: Members of the North Cascades Audubon Society will be on hand to present "Reintroduction of the Western Bluebird to the Pacific Northwest" at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:00pm

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (13 events)

  • Daniel James Brown Visits: The annual "Whatcom READS!" community-wide reading event concludes with visits by The Boys in the Boat author Daniel James Brown this week in Whatcom County. Brown will present "The Art and Craft of Writing" from 3:30-5:30pm Tuesday at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theater before heading to Lynden for a talk at 7:30pm at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. On Wednesday, he'll discuss the book at 2pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St., and at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. http://www.whatcomreads.org
    3:30pm
  • The Underpants: Professional and community actors can be seen onstage when the Mount Baker Theatre presents its sixth year of Winter Repertory Theatre with performances of Steve Martin's The Underpants continuing this week at showings at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday, and 7:30pm the following Wednesday and Thursday at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the see the satire—which takes place in 1910 and focuses on a scandal caused when the wife of a 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: The 15th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival takes place Feb. 19-28 at a variety of Whatcom County venues, including Bellingham High School, Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, the Deming Library, Fairhaven College, Ferndale Public Library, Northwest Indian College, the Pickford Film Center, Sehome High School, and Whatcom Community College. All events are free, and many films will be followed by facilitated discussions—some led by the filmmakers http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    5:00pm
  • Senior Housing Options: "What's Next? Housing Options As We Age" will be the focus of a Senior Housing Options Fair happening from 9am-4pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. The free and informative event will feature presentations on aging in place, remodeling, the village concept, in-home care and more. There will also be info booths from more than 20 housing representatives. Lunch will be available to purchase from 11:30am-1:30pm. 733-4030 or http://www.wccoa.org
    9:00am
  • High School Book Club: Students in grades 9 to 12 can share their favorite book about love, friendship or broken hearts at a High School Book Club meeting at 4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Books, snacks and fun will also be on the agenda. 305-3600
    4:00pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Small Plates of the World: Jesse Otero leads a "Small Plates of the World: Venetian Bar Plates" class from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Cooking Down Under: Lisa Samuel will share recipes sourced from a recent trip to Australia at a "Cooking Down Under" course at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry is $58. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • The Mark Elf Trio: Join the Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center for a concert featuring the talents of New York City-based be-bop guitarist Mark Elf and drummer Greg Williamson at 7pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. (Elf spent time with Jimmy Heath's group, but has achieved his greatest recognition thus far with his recordings for the Jen Bay Jazz label.) Tickets are $5-$10. 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
  • Jonathan Levin: New York-based pianist Jonathan Levin will perform at 7:30pm at the Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. In his concerts, Levin focuses on demystifying classical music, and in honoring the religious origins of much of the world's music. Entry is $5-$15. (360) 324-5328 or http://www.jonathanlevinpianist.com
    7:30pm

Thursday, February 26, 2015 (15 events)

  • The Underpants: Professional and community actors can be seen onstage when the Mount Baker Theatre presents its sixth year of Winter Repertory Theatre with performances of Steve Martin's The Underpants concluding this week at showings at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the see the satire—which takes place in 1910 and focuses on a scandal caused when the wife of a government clerk loses control of her 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Daniel James Brown Visits: The annual "Whatcom READS!" community-wide reading event concludes with visits by The Boys in the Boat author Daniel James Brown this week in Whatcom County. Brown will present "The Art and Craft of Writing" from 3:30-5:30pm Tuesday at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theater before heading to Lynden for a talk at 7:30pm at the Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. On Wednesday, he'll discuss the book at 2pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St., and at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. http://www.whatcomreads.org
    3:30pm
  • Leading Ladies: Ken Ludwig's Leading Ladies—a comedy about down-on-their-luck English Shakesperean actors attempting to fool a rich old lady out of her money by posing as long-lost relatives—concludes this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • The Last Days of Judas Iscariot: The Skagit Valley College Drama Department presents showings of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot for the final week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's Phil Tarro Theatre. Tickets are $5. http://www.skagit.edu
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: The 15th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival takes place Feb. 19-28 at a variety of Whatcom County venues, including Bellingham High School, Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, the Deming Library, Fairhaven College, Ferndale Public Library, Northwest Indian College, the Pickford Film Center, Sehome High School, and Whatcom Community College. All events are free, and many films will be followed by facilitated discussions—some led by the filmmakers http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    5:00pm
  • Winter Feast: Learn how to make a cassoulet of baked beans and homemade sausages, cornbread with carrots and hazelnuts and an arugula salad with satsuma mandarins and cheese shards when Mary Ellen Carter leads a "Fireside Winter Feast" course from 6-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Solar Workshop: Tim Nelson of Fire Mountain Solar will teach the basics of home and commercial solar system at a free "Solar Workshop" from 6:30-8pm at Mount Vernon's Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S. First St. Locally-made solar components will be on hand at the workshop, including a solar panel made in Bellingham and a micro-inverter made in Poulsbo. Please register in advance. http://www.firemountainsolar.com
    6:30pm
  • Skagit Writers League Meeting: Join the Skagit Valley Writers League for a "Mythic Method" workshop with Ashland Pym from 6:30-8:30pm at the Burlington Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Entry to take part in the event is free; please register in advance. http://www.skagitwriters.org
    6:30pm
  • Incognito: Expect the unexpected at the monthly "Incognito" dinner starting at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry to the six-course dinner—which aims to use as many seasonal and local ingredients as possible—is $68 per person. Reservations are a must. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour: Kristin Hannah reads from her new novel The Nightingale as the featured author of the second Chuckanut Radio Hour of the month at Whatcom Community College, 734 Kellogg Rd. Additional highlights include a new essay by Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes, poetry by Kevin Murphy, an episode of the "Bellingham Bean," and more. Entry is $5. 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
  • The Adoration of Dora: Lojo Simon's The Adoration of Dora begins this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play is an exploration of the life of surrealist photographer Dora Maar as she "lives with the threat of war and in the shadow cast by her lover, Pablo Picasso." Opening night is free; otherwise, tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Additional showings happen March 5-8. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    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
  • WWU Wind Symphony: Western Washington University's Wind Symphony presents a concert at 8pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-3130 or http://www.wwu.edu
    8:00pm

Friday, February 27, 2015 (20 events)

  • The Underpants: Professional and community actors can be seen onstage when the Mount Baker Theatre presents its sixth year of Winter Repertory Theatre with performances of Steve Martin's The Underpants concluding this week at showings at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the see the satire—which takes place in 1910 and focuses on a scandal caused when the wife of a government clerk loses control of her 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Christopher Titus: Comedy Central comedian Christopher Titus takes the stage at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Skagit Valley Casino Resort, 5984 Darrk Lane. Titus is best known for his signature one-man shows, including the "5th Annual End of the World Tour" and "Angry Pursuit of Happiness." Tickets to the show are sold out, but you might want to check and see if there's a wait li http://www.theskagit.com
    8:00pm
  • Leading Ladies: Ken Ludwig's Leading Ladies—a comedy about down-on-their-luck English Shakesperean actors attempting to fool a rich old lady out of her money by posing as long-lost relatives—concludes this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • The Last Days of Judas Iscariot: The Skagit Valley College Drama Department presents showings of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot for the final week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's Phil Tarro Theatre. Tickets are $5. http://www.skagit.edu
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: The 15th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival takes place Feb. 19-28 at a variety of Whatcom County venues, including Bellingham High School, Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, the Deming Library, Fairhaven College, Ferndale Public Library, Northwest Indian College, the Pickford Film Center, Sehome High School, and Whatcom Community College. All events are free, and many films will be followed by facilitated discussions—some led by the filmmakers http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    5:00pm
  • Space Trek: The men and women of the USS Upfront will return to the stage when the sci-fi format, "Space Trek," shows for the final weekend at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Audience members can get in on the action, too—they'll provide the suggestions that inspire the completely improvised "missions." Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Wear any space-related costume and get $3 off your ticket (at the door). http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Skagit Opera’s Cinderella: The classic fairy tale known as Cinderella—or La Cenerentola‚will be brought to life by the Skagit Opera at performances at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Gioachino Rossini's enchanting opera can also be seen March 6 and 8. Tickets are $25-$59. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in February on the Interurban Trail. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Meatless Lunch: Learn how to decrease your meat intake and increase your veggie consumption at an "Amazingly Meatless Lunch" gathering at 11am in Anacortes at the Potluck Kitchen Studio, 910-A 11th St. Entry is $40 and includes instruction, recipe packets and a great meal. http://www.potluckkitchenstudio.com
    11:00am
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Western Line Dancing: No partner or experience is necessary to take part in Western Line Dancing classes Friday nights at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. Newbies start at 5:45pm, beginners from 6:30-7:30pm, and intermediates from 7:30-8:30pm. Entry is $5 per class. (360) 354-4325
    5:45pm
  • Wine Social Fundraiser: Fine wine and beer tastings, a buffet dinner and musical entertainment by the Swing Gang will be part of the Whatcom Humane Society's annual "Wine Social" fundraiser from 6:30-9:30pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $100 (plus a bottle of fine wine) and also includes a raffle entry to win an "Instant Wine Cellar." http://www.whatcomhumane.org
    6:30pm
  • A Small Indiscretion: Jan Ellison reads from her debut work of fiction, A Small Indiscretion, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome focuses on "the power of obsession, the stranglehold of the past, and one woman’s reckoning with her own fateful mistakes." http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • An Evening of Improv: Twelve seasoned performers from Improv Playworks will share their talents at "An Evening of Improv" performance at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets will be $10 at the door. http://www.improvplayworks.com
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Contemporary Chamber Players: Composers who are still around will be highlighted when Western Washington University's Contemporary Chamber Players perform at 8pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.wwu.edu
    8:00pm
  • Stringfever: The world's first "genetically modified string quartet," Stringfever, performs at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The ensemble of four world-class musicians—brothers Giles, Ralph, and Neal Broadbent and their cousin, Graham—play five- and six-stringed violins, viola and cello in an original show that includes custom-made instruments, humor and charisma. Tickets are $20-$39. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Damon Wayans: Actor, stand-up comedian, writer and producer Damon Wayons makes his way to the area for an 8pm performance at the Silver Reef Casino, 4876 Haxton Way. Tickets to see the former In Living Color and Saturday Night Live cast member are $30-$50. http://www.silverreefcasino.com
    8:00pm
  • Poetry Slam: As part of the iDiOM Late Night Series, attend a Jazz Jam & Poetry Slam at 10pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tobias Childs will host, and other slam poets will take part in the fun—as will a jazz band from Western Washington University. Entry is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    10:00pm

Saturday, February 28, 2015 (29 events)

  • The Underpants: Professional and community actors can be seen onstage when the Mount Baker Theatre presents its sixth year of Winter Repertory Theatre with performances of Steve Martin's The Underpants concluding this week at showings at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the see the satire—which takes place in 1910 and focuses on a scandal caused when the wife of a government clerk loses control of her 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Christopher Titus: Comedy Central comedian Christopher Titus takes the stage at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Skagit Valley Casino Resort, 5984 Darrk Lane. Titus is best known for his signature one-man shows, including the "5th Annual End of the World Tour" and "Angry Pursuit of Happiness." Tickets to the show are sold out, but you might want to check and see if there's a wait li http://www.theskagit.com
    8:00pm
  • Leading Ladies: Ken Ludwig's Leading Ladies—a comedy about down-on-their-luck English Shakesperean actors attempting to fool a rich old lady out of her money by posing as long-lost relatives—concludes this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • The Last Days of Judas Iscariot: The Skagit Valley College Drama Department presents showings of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot for the final week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's Phil Tarro Theatre. Tickets are $5. http://www.skagit.edu
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival: The 15th annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival takes place Feb. 19-28 at a variety of Whatcom County venues, including Bellingham High School, Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, the Deming Library, Fairhaven College, Ferndale Public Library, Northwest Indian College, the Pickford Film Center, Sehome High School, and Whatcom Community College. All events are free, and many films will be followed by facilitated discussions—some led by the filmmakers http://www.bhrff.webs.com
    5:00pm
  • Space Trek: The men and women of the USS Upfront will return to the stage when the sci-fi format, "Space Trek," shows for the final weekend at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Audience members can get in on the action, too—they'll provide the suggestions that inspire the completely improvised "missions." Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Wear any space-related costume and get $3 off your ticket (at the door). http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Skagit Opera’s Cinderella: The classic fairy tale known as Cinderella—or La Cenerentola‚will be brought to life by the Skagit Opera at performances at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Gioachino Rossini's enchanting opera can also be seen March 6 and 8. Tickets are $25-$59. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Orchid Show and Sale: The Mt. Baker Orchid Society hosts its annual Show and Sale from 9am-5pm Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Skagit Valley Gardens, 18923 Peter Johnson Rd. In addition to the orchid displays, commercial vendors and members will have orchids for sale. Entry is free; there will be a repotting service by donation. http://www.orchid-society.net
    9:00am
  • Winter Festival: "A Fascination for Hellebores" will be the theme of the ninth annual "Winter Festival" happening Saturday and Sunday in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Sign up in advance if you want to hear guest speaker Katie Miller of Skagit Gardens talk on the topic at 11am Saturday. http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
    10:00am
  • Birding Festival: The 10th annual "Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival" takes place Saturday and Sunday in Stanwood. Events include seminars, tours and hands-on activities. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.snowgoosefest.org
    10:00am
  • Fairhaven Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:00am
  • Pancake Breakfast: Attend a Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at Ferndale's American Legion Post 154, 5537 2nd Ave. The event is held every fourth Saturday of every month (except July and December). Entry is $3 for kids and $6 for adults. 384-7474
    8:00am
  • Smelt Derby Festival: La Conner Rotary hosts its 50th annual Smelt Derby Festival from 8am-10pm throughout La Conner. In addition to the fishing derby happening from 8am-2pm at the town's public docks, there'll be a pancake breakfast, a "Smelt Run" hosted by the Skagit Symphony, fish painting and other activities at Maple Hall, a "Sliders, Suds & Spirits" dinner, a dance and a Smelt Raffle. Costs vary. http://www.laconnerrotary.com
    8:00am
  • Composting Benefits: A "Composting: Tips, Tricks and Tea" workshop begins at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Attendees will learn more about the microorganism benefits of composting, mulching your garden and brewing compost tea for long-lasting, healthy. Entry is free; register in advance. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Children’s Literature Conference: Matt de la Peña, Newbery author Kate DiCamillo, illustrator Yuyi Morales, and poet Joyce Sidman will be featured at the 12th annual Children's Literature Conference happening from 9am-3:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Educators, librarians and children's and teen literature enthusiasts are invited to attend a day of inspiration and innovation. Entry is $40-$125. http://www.wwuclc.com
    9:00am
  • Community Meal: All are welcome at the bimonthly Community Meal taking place from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Today's menu includes pasta with marinara sauce, mixed veggies, green salad, garlic bread and ice cream sundaes. Entry is free and open to all. 384-1422
    10:00am
  • Work Party: Join Bellingham Parks and Recreation for a Work Party from 10am-12pm at the Connelly Creek Nature Area at Donovan Avenue and 30th Street. Volunteers will be removing invasive plants and spreading mulch, so dress appropriately. Parking is limited. 778-7105
    10:00am
  • Right Brain Writing: My Karma Ran Over My Dogma author Monica McDowell leads a Chuckanut Writers workshop focused on "Right Brain Writing: Connecting to your Creative Genius from 10am-1pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The workshop will include examples, a guided meditation, and opportunities to exercise your intuitive creative flow in active writing. Entry is $45. http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
    10:00am
  • World Peace Poets: The World Peace Poets will host a workshop, book launch, live readings and a ceremony for Peace Award winners today at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. A "Writing Peace" workshop takes place from 10am-12pm, and the Peace Poetry readings and award ceremony happen from 1:30-3:30pm. Award-winners include both Bellingham-based and Canadian honorees, including Darrell Hillaire, Jim Milstead, Dana Lyons, Jim Bertolino, Anita Boyle, Ariadne Sawyer, and more. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    10:00am
  • Growing Small Fruits: Learn more about growing blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and kiwi at a free "Growing Small Fruits" workshop from 1:30-3pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. No registration is required. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    1:30pm
  • Up Close & Personal: Violist Leslie Johnson and pianist Andrea Rackly present their fourth "Up Close & Personal" concert at 4pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. This year's program features solo and duo masterworks by Bach and Brahms, and will also include live improvisation by Andrea Rackl. Entry is $5-$20 at the door. http://www.andrearackl.com
    4:00pm
  • A Cup of Hemlock: Local author and former high school teacher Clyde Curley reads from his second novel in the Detective Toussaint mystery series, A Cup of Hemlock, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book zeroes in on the case of a beloved high school teacher who has been murdered in his classroom. 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
  • 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
  • Contra Dance: The Alphabeats will perform at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's Contra Dance happening from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Both singles and beginners are welcome, and all dances will be taught. Entry is $6-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Polecat Party: Listen to the "Americana stomp-grass" sounds of Polecat when the Bellingham-based band celebrates its five-year anniversary with a concert and party from 7pm-12am at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. The five-piece ensemble will be joined by other acts, including musicians and circus performers. Admission to the all-ages show is $10-$15. http://www.polecatmusic.com
    7:00pm
  • 10 Cents a Mile: Michael Schneider will talk about his three hitchhiking trips across the United States at a "Thumbing at Ten Cents a Mile" presentation at 7:30pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. Entry is free to all adults. http://www.wcls.org
    7:30pm
  • International Guitar Night: California-based musicians Brian Gore and Andrew York will be joined by Brazilian jazz master Diego Figueiredo and contemporary Iranian-Canadian steel string prodigy Maneli Jamal for an "International Guitar Night" performance at 8pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First ST. Tickets are $23-$32. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    8:00pm
  • Late-Night Talent Show: As part of a series of late-night shows, attend or sign up to perform at the monthly Bellingham Talent Show & Raffle at 10pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. In addition to to viewing the Bellingham-based talent—including circus performers, stand-up comedians, poets, singers and songwriters, storytellers and more—there will be raffles, prizes and more. Entry is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    10:00pm

 

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