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Week of Sunday, February 14, 2016
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Sunday, February 14, 2016 (16 events)

  • Chocolate Pop-Up Lounge: Special discounted chocolate and tastings will take place from 2-4pm daily through Valentine's Day at the Evolve Chocolate Pop-up Lounge, 1313 N. State St. From 4-8pm there'll be an acoustic open mic, a "Lovers Flight of Cacao" (three confections served with sipping chocolate for two), seasonal specials and more. Entry is free. http://www.evolvetruffles.com
    2:00pm
  • Baby: Meet three couples who are facing the brave new world of parenthood in humorous and poignant fashion when Baby concludes this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The musical examines how parents-to-be experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, as well as the desperate lows and the comic highs, that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby. Tickets are $12-$14. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Moon Over Buffalo: Hilarious misunderstandings pile on top of madcap misadventures in Ken Ludwig's valentine to theater hams everywhere when Moon Over Buffalo shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, at Oak Harbor's Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $20. Additional showings happen through Feb. 21. http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
    7:30pm
  • Vineyard Valentines Event: Art, artisan chocolates, wine and champagne tastings, treats, tours and more will be part of Valentine's Day Weekend happenings from 12-5pm Friday through Sunday at Mount Baker Vineyards and Winery, 4298 Mt. Baker Hwy. Tastings are $5. http://www.mountbakervineyards.com
    12:00pm
  • Father’s Been to Mars: The Alger Lookout Thespian Association concludes its run of Father's Been to Mars with performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, at Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. The comedy focuses on a television actor who can't separate his family life from his onscreen persona. Tickets are $12-$14. http://www.altatheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Cupid’s Arrow: An improvised dating game dubbed "Cupid's Arrow" continues this week with performances at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday, and 7pm Sunday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The show is inspired by the classic 1960s and ’70s show The Dating Game, and has the "contestant "choosing from three outlandish characters inspired by audience suggestions (and then going on a date with him/her). The show runs weekends through February. Tickets are $10-$12 ($15 for the Valentine's Day show). http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • My Circus Valentine: The Bellingham Circus Guild presents its almost-annual Valentine's Day event, "My Circus Valentine!," with shows at 6pm (family-friendly) and 9pm (21-and-over) Saturday and Sunday at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. At the event, Guild members will be joined by dazzling special guests for interactive adventures, heartfelt performances, and jaw-dropping acrobatics. Tickets are $10 for kids 12 and under, and $20 for adults. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    6:00pm
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8:30am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bike, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • Birch Bay Marathon: The 48th annual Birch Bay International Marathon starts at 9am at the south end of Birch Bay State Park, 510 Helwig Rd. The scenic and historic race is managed and directed by Joel Pearson, whose father, Jim Pearson, created the marathon and directed it for many years. Entry is $100; there will be no onsite registration. http://www.birchbaymarathon.com
    9:00am
  • Waltz Brunch: Learn waltz basics, enjoy a little food and spend some time dancing and socializing at a Waltz Brunch happening from 11am-1pm at the Bellingham Dance Company, 1705 N. State St. Entry is $8-$10; bring your Valentine along and learn one of the most classic, romantic dances of all time. http://www.bellinghamdancecompany.com
    11:00am
  • The Evolution of I Do: "The Evolution of 'I Do'" will be the focus of a musical demonstration and light lecture from Ray Kamada and the Protea String Quartet at 2pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The program recounts the rapid expansion of gigging string quartet repertoires over the past 10 years. Entry is free with museum admission. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    2:00pm
  • Baroque Valentine: Salmon Run Concerts presents stories of love and death and an "Ombre de mon amant" concert at 2pm at Mount Vernon's St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 415 S. 8th St. The performance—which will feature lauded soprano Linda Tsatsanis and cellist Nathan Whittaker—features evocative music of the French Baroque. Suggested donation is $20 (kids under 12 are free). http://www.salmonrun.wix.com
    2:00pm
  • West African Dance Class: Seattle-based dancer Frank Anderson will teach West African Dance from Guinea and Mali from 3:30-5pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. Drop-in prices are $7 for students, $15 general. http://www.presence-studio.com
    3:30pm
  • Semiahmoo Valentine’s Day Dinners: Make reservations for a six-course, prix fixe meal with stunning views overlooking the water and harp music from Melissa Snow at a Valentine's Day event from 5-10pm at the Pierside Kitchen at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Entry is $80. There will also be seatings at 5:30pm and 8pm for a Valentine's Dinner in the Stars Dining Room. Entry is $45 and includes piano music with John Mutchler. (360) 318-2044 or http://www.semiahmoo.com
    5:00pm
  • Hooking Up with the Second City: If you're looking for a Valentine's Day date, "Hooking Up with the Second CIty" will be presented at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The Chicago-based company is known as the home of the first ongoing improvisational theatre troupe in the country and is famous for its top-notch alumni—including Ryan Stiles, Bill Murray, John Belushi, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Horatio Sanz, Joan Rivers, John Candy, Stephen Colbert, Chris Farley, 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • V-Day Murder Mystery: Get tickets now for "Crime and Pun-ishment: A 1920s Murder Mystery Experience" at 7pm at the Event Center at the Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, 4876 Haxton Way. Tickets are $50 and include a multi-course dinner. http://www.silverreef.com
    7:00pm

Monday, February 15, 2016 (4 events)

  • Bite of Blaine: Local restaurants and area food confectioners from Blaine and Birch Bay will serve up tasty samplings of their edible wares at the 15th annual "Bite of Blaine" Food Fest from 6-8pm at Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. Tickets are $25; get them early, as there will be no ticket sales at the door. (360) 332-4544 or http://www.blainechamber.com
    6:00pm
  • Spices of India: Journey with Balabhadra to the realm of exotic spices and seasonings at a "Spices of India" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry to the hands-on class is $35. http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
    6:30pm
  • Vaudevillingham: Attend the Bellingham Circus Guild's monthly uncensored variety show, "Vaudevillingham," at 7pm and 9pm performances at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite #102. Expect to see everything from aerial performances to dance, comedy, magic, juggling, burlesque and more. Both novice and veteran performers are welcome. Suggested donation is $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9:30pm every Monday at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    9:30pm

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 (8 events)

  • Countywide Baking Contest: Entries for the annual grange-sponsored Countywide Baking Contest are due between 10am-12pm at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. The event is open to adults and children and includes contests for cakes, cookies, breads, brownies, bar bookies, fruit pies, cupcakes, decorated cakes and gluten-free options. At 6pm, there'll be a potluck followed by the auction of baking entries. Get more details about the contest guidelines online. http://www.wa-grange.org
    10:00am
  • Jam with Mojo: Attend a "Blues and Jazz Jam" from 2-4pm Tuesdays at MOJO School of Music, 2626 Meridian St. Come join the rhythm section (guitar, bass and drums) and bring your instrument (bass, guitar, woodwinds, brass, vocals, piano, harmonica, strings) and a song or two. All are welcome. (360) 671-0614
    2:00pm
  • Cooking Club: Students in grades 6-12 can take part in a "Cooking Club: Biscuits 101" event from 3:30-5pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Fluffy biscuits, compound butters and biscuit sandwiches will fill the afternoon. Entry is free and includes all supplies. http://www.wcls.org
    3:30pm
  • Happy Hoka Run: Staffers and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. Entry is free. Tonight's "Happy Hoka Run" includes Hoka shoe demos, a haiku contest about running, raffles and post-run treats. In these dark months, a headlamp or flashlight is required. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Find Your Park: Patrick Kennedy leads a "Find Your Park: North Cascades National Recreation Areas" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. At the free event, Kennedy will share firsthand knowledge of what you'll need to enjoy your time on the trails, snow and water. Please register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Greek Night: Nahla Gholam, a native of Lebanon and the owner of Mediterranean Specialties, leads a "Greek Night!" course from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Entry to the culinary tour through Greece is $45. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Paleo Gourmet: Karina Davidson will produce two complete dinner menus at a "Paleo Gourmet" class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $49 and includes a glass of wine or a non-alcoholic beverage. http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
    6:30pm
  • Iditarod Journey: Debbie Clarke Moderow shares tales adventure and peril relating to her book Fast Into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book is part adventure, part love story and part inquiry into the mystery of the connection between humans and dogs. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 (6 events)

  • The Nerd: Find out what happens when an ex-GI is beset by a visitor who outstays his welcome with a vengeance when the MBT Rep comedy The Nerd continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the show are $25. Additional performances happen Feb. 24-28. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Garden Design: Blaine Community Orchards for Resources and Education (CORE) hosts a free "Garden Design" presentation from 10am-12pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. How to take sunlight, air flow, microclimates, and soil types into consideration when planning the best places to plant fruit bearing trees, bushes, vines, placement of rain barrels, and other landscaping decisions will be the focus of the event. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Ravioli Dinner: Help support the kids of La Conner by attending a Kiwanis Ravioli Dinner from 5-8pm at La Traviata Italian Restaurant, 201 E. Morris St. Entry is $10. http://www.lovelaconner.com
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Dumplings Three Ways: Pelmeni, kreplach and pierogis will be on the menu at a "Dumplings Three Ways" class with Mary Ellen Carter from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $49 and includes a beverage. http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
    6:30pm
  • Intro to Improv: Sheila Goldsmith helms a "Learn to Think on Your Feet" introductory improv class from 7-9pm at Improv Playworks, 1011 Girard St. Please register in advance for the free workshop. http://www.improvplayworks.com
    7:00pm

Thursday, February 18, 2016 (13 events)

  • The Nerd: Find out what happens when an ex-GI is beset by a visitor who outstays his welcome with a vengeance when the MBT Rep comedy The Nerd continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the show are $25. Additional performances happen Feb. 24-28. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Guys and Dolls Jr.: Gangsters, gamblers and other characters of the New York City underworld will make appearances at performances of the memorable musical Guys and Dolls at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $7-$10; additional performances happen Feb. 25-27. http://www.ferndale.wednet.edu
    7:00pm
  • The Odd Couple: Neil Simon's contemporary comic classic The Odd Couple gets a reboot when the female version of the play starring Unger and Madison—Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is—opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12; additional showings take place through March 6. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Moon Over Buffalo: Hilarious misunderstandings pile on top of madcap misadventures in Ken Ludwig's valentine to theater hams everywhere when Moon Over Buffalo shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, at Oak Harbor's Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $20. Additional showings happen through Feb. 21. http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
    7:30pm
  • Friendraiser Luncheon: Bellingham Giving Circle will host a Friendraiser Luncheon to share information about homeless, unaccompanied children in Bellingham at 12pm at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club, 3729 Meridian St. Entry is $15; please purchase tickets by Tues., Feb. 16. http://www.bellinghamgivingcircle.org
    12:00pm
  • Memoir Writing: "Get Started Writing Your Memoir" will be the focus of an interactive workshop with Sara Geballe of Memoir Crafters at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Geballe will discuss the value of preserving your life story in book form for you, your loved ones and future generations. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Book Talk: Librarian Katie Bray leads a monthly "Book Talk" at 1pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Participants can share their favorite titles, make selections, get reading ideas and hear more about great new books. Entry is free. 778-7230
    1:00pm
  • La Jalla Cove Talk: Award-winning wildlife and nature photographer David N. Sattler will share stunning photographs from his book, The Miracle of Life at La Jolla Cove, and speak about his vision as a photographer and artist and his passion for preserving lands for wildlife at a free event at 4pm at Western Washington University's Western Library. All are welcome. http://www.wwu.edu
    4:00pm
  • Wine Dinner: Attend a Wine Pairing Dinner starting at 5pm at Hotel Bellwether's Lighthouse Bar & Grill, One Bellwether Way. Tickets are $85 and include appetizers, four courses prepared by Chef Grogan, a selection of paired wines from Walla Walla Vinters, and dessert. Entry is $85. Please reserve a space in advance. (360) 392-3183 or http://www.hotelbellwether.com
    5:00pm
  • Sculptors’ Talk: Sculptors Peter Rand and Jason Reed Brown will discuss their creative process while sharing films and slides of their art at a presentation at 5:30pm at Sculpture Northwest Gallery, 203 Prospect St. Their work is on display at the gallery as part of the "Forging Reflection: Luminosity Meets Metal Work" exhibit showing through Feb. 20. A reception will follow. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.sculpturenorthwest.org
    5:30pm
  • Border Talk: "Learn How Living Near Canada Affects You" will be the focus of a Western Washington University Alumni Association presentation and reception from 6:30-8:30pm at Western City Center, 1155 N. State St. (on the first floor of the Herald building). Tickets are $12-$16. http://www.alumni.wwu.edu
    6:30pm
  • Winnie’s World: Landscape designer, historian, writer and lecturer Kathryn Aalto shares The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest That Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In this delightful narrative, enriched with E. H. Shepard’s original illustrations and hundreds of photographs, you’ll rediscover your favorite characters and the magical place they called home. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Jansen Jazz Band: Musicians from the Jansen Jazz Band will perform at a Winter Concert at 7:30pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The band is made up of musicians with a variety of skill levels and age ranges who come together after six weeks of practice to showcase their talents to the community. Entry is $10. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    7:30pm

Friday, February 19, 2016 (14 events)

  • The Nerd: Find out what happens when an ex-GI is beset by a visitor who outstays his welcome with a vengeance when the MBT Rep comedy The Nerd continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the show are $25. Additional performances happen Feb. 24-28. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Guys and Dolls Jr.: Gangsters, gamblers and other characters of the New York City underworld will make appearances at performances of the memorable musical Guys and Dolls at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $7-$10; additional performances happen Feb. 25-27. http://www.ferndale.wednet.edu
    7:00pm
  • The Odd Couple: Neil Simon's contemporary comic classic The Odd Couple gets a reboot when the female version of the play starring Unger and Madison—Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is—opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12; additional showings take place through March 6. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Moon Over Buffalo: Hilarious misunderstandings pile on top of madcap misadventures in Ken Ludwig's valentine to theater hams everywhere when Moon Over Buffalo shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, at Oak Harbor's Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $20. Additional showings happen through Feb. 21. http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
    7:30pm
  • Cupid’s Arrow: An improvised dating game dubbed "Cupid's Arrow" continues this week with performances at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The show is inspired by the classic 1960s and ’70s show The Dating Game, and has the "contestant "choosing from three outlandish characters inspired by audience suggestions (and then going on a date with him/her). Additional showings happen Feb. 26-27. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • West African Dance: N'nato Camara and Lamine Soumah will be in residence in Bellingham for three days of West African dance and music from Friday through Sunday. There will be a performance at 8pm Friday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center, and dance and drumming workshops will take place Saturday and Sunday at WWU and Presence Studio (most are $20, one is free). http://www.facebook.com/groups/bhamwestafricandance
    8:00pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am Fridays in February on the Interurban Trail. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Parkinson’s Dance Class: Kuntz and Company's Pam Kuntz leads a dance class for people with Parkinson's disease and other movement or neurological disorders at 10am at Ballet Bellingham, 1405 Fraser St., suite #103. Entry is free. No registration is necessary. http://www.kuntzandco.org
    10:00am
  • Poetry and Dance: Poet and photographer Jane Alynn will read from her Necessity of Flight collection and Fidalgo Dance Works' Glynna Goff will create an interpretation of Alynn's words at performances at 5pm and 7pm in Anacortes at A.C.M.E. Creative Space, 705 Commercial Ave. Tickets are $12. http://www.facebook.com/acmecreativespace
    5:00pm
  • Start Next Now: Faithlife Corporation's Bob Pritchett shares ideas from Start Next Now: How to Get the Life You've Always Wanted at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book is described as containing "blunt, funny, practical advice on how to get ahead." http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Swing Dance: The 20-piece Bellingham Youth Jazz Band will perform at a Swing Dance from 7-9pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Entry is by donation; funds raised benefit the band and Whatcom County Parks, which provides rehearsal space. http://www.jazzproject.org or www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • Anderson and Roe: Renowned duo Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe perform at a Sanford Hill Piano Series concert at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $16-$32. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Rabbit Wilde: Attend an album release concert for Rabbit Wilde's The Heartland at 8pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Expect to hear classic string band instrumentation with homespun percussion and the unique integration of six-string ukulele and cello. The Warren G. Hardings and the Battlefield will also perform. Tickets are $15-$20. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    8:00pm
  • Andru Bemis: Touring multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and modern folk singer Andru Bemis will perform at 8pm at the Bellingham Circus Guild's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. The show will also feature accordionist and songwriter Jason Webley, aerialist Chelsea Barrett, and songwriter and performer Robert Sarazin Blake. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    8:00pm

Saturday, February 20, 2016 (29 events)

  • The Nerd: Find out what happens when an ex-GI is beset by a visitor who outstays his welcome with a vengeance when the MBT Rep comedy The Nerd continues this week with performances at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the show are $25. Additional performances happen Feb. 24-28. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Guys and Dolls Jr.: Gangsters, gamblers and other characters of the New York City underworld will make appearances at performances of the memorable musical Guys and Dolls at 7pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7pm Saturday at Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $7-$10; additional performances happen Feb. 25-27. http://www.ferndale.wednet.edu
    7:00pm
  • The Odd Couple: Neil Simon's contemporary comic classic The Odd Couple gets a reboot when the female version of the play starring Unger and Madison—Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is—opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets are $8-$12; additional showings take place through March 6. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Moon Over Buffalo: Hilarious misunderstandings pile on top of madcap misadventures in Ken Ludwig's valentine to theater hams everywhere when Moon Over Buffalo shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, at Oak Harbor's Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $20. Additional showings happen through Feb. 21. http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
    7:30pm
  • Cupid’s Arrow: An improvised dating game dubbed "Cupid's Arrow" continues this week with performances at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The show is inspired by the classic 1960s and ’70s show The Dating Game, and has the "contestant "choosing from three outlandish characters inspired by audience suggestions (and then going on a date with him/her). Additional showings happen Feb. 26-27. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • West African Dance: N'nato Camara and Lamine Soumah will be in residence in Bellingham for three days of West African dance and music from Friday through Sunday. There will be a performance at 8pm Friday at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center, and dance and drumming workshops will take place Saturday and Sunday at WWU and Presence Studio (most are $20, one is free). http://www.facebook.com/groups/bhamwestafricandance
    8:00pm
  • Used Book Sale: Find fiction, nonfiction, children's books, cookbooks, craft books and much more at a Used Book Sale taking place from 10am-3pm Saturday and 11am-3pm Sunday at the Point Roberts Community Center, 1437 Gulf Rd. (360) 945-6545
    10:00am
  • Blaine Breakfast: Pancakes, waffles, French toast and more will be on the menu at a Pancake Breakfast happening from 8-10am at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Entry is $4 for kids, $6 for adults. http://www.blaineseniorcenter.com
    8:00am
  • Ferndale Breakfast: Choose from pancakes, French toast or biscuits and gravy at a Pancake Breakfast happening from 8-11am at the Ferndale Senior Center, 1999 Cherry St. Entry is $2.50 for kids and $6 for adults and includes eggs, ham or sausage and a beverage. (360) 384-6244
    8:00am
  • Make It and Take It: Sign up in advance for a "Hypertufa: Make It and Take It" class starting at 9am at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Known as "lighter-than-concrete" sinks, hypertufa containers have been used in Old English gardens for centuries. Class fee is $39 and includes all supplies. http://www.garden-spot.com
    9:00am
  • Winter Farmers Market: More than 30 vendors will have edible and creative offerings for sale at the second Winter Market of the season at the Bellingham Farmers Market's Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. An additional event takes place March 19 before the market opens on a weekly basis in April. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Growing Apples and Pears: A free "Growing Apples and Pears" workshop takes place 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
  • Improv for Kids: A "Learn to Think on Your Feet" introductory improv class for kids takes place from 10:30am-12pm at Improv Playworks, 1011 Girard St. The free class will be open to kids ages 9 and up. Please register in advance. 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.com
    10:30am
  • Distillery Tour: See how locally grown agricultural products are turned into award-winning spirits at a behind-the-scenes tour starting at 11am at Chuckanut Bay Distillery, 1115 Railroad Ave. (access is in the alley). After touring the distillery, you'll be treated to a guided tasting through the company's line of premium spirits. Entry is $10; please register in advance (and be 21 or over). Additional tours happen Saturdays through March 12. http://www.chuckanutbaydistillery.com
    11:00am
  • Dog Expo: In honor of National Love Your Pet Day, a "Wags and Waves" Dog Expo takes place from 11am-5pm at Blaine's Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy. An adoption center, demonstrations, raffles, vendors showcasing their wares, raffles and much more will take place throughout the day. Entry is free; pets are welcome. http://www.semiahmoo.com
    11:00am
  • Beer Open House: From 12-5pm, Aslan Brewing Company, Anacortes Brewery, Boundary Bay Brewery, Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen, Kulshan Brewery, K2, and Wander Brewing will take part in Washington Beer Open House events happening throughout the state today. Tours, tasting, samples, specials and other events will happen throughout the afternoon. Check the website here for particulars on what's happening, and when. http://www.washingtonbeer.com
    12:00pm
  • Jacqueline Barnett Symposium: Matthew Kangas will moderate a short symposium relating to the "Appassionata: The Art of Jacqueline Barnett" exhibit currently on display at 1pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. He'll be joined by art critic Priscilla Long and curator John Boylan at the free event. After the talks, there will be time for questions and audience participation. http://www.monamuseum.org
    1:00pm
  • Wildlife Matters Reception: A reception for "Wildlife Matters" takes place from 1-3pm at the Creekside Cafe at the Sudden Valley YMCA, 8 Barnview Court. The sculptural paintings by Valley Arts Group's featured artist, Ruth San Pietro, are inspired by a heartfelt love of animals and trees. See the works through March 12. http://www.facebook.com/valleyartsgroup
    1:00pm
  • Crafternoon: Bring friends, projects and supplies along as part of a monthly "Crafternoon!" gathering from 1-4:30pm at Ragfinery, 1421 N. Forest St. Although the event is all-ages, accompaniment by an adult is still required for those under 13. http://www.ragfinery.com
    1:00pm
  • Dede’s Adventures: Local author Anne Doetschman reads from Dede's Adventures at 2pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The children's book is the first in a volume of stories about a little bear who goes on all kids of adventures. http://www.villagebooks.com
    2:00pm
  • Intro to Journaling: "Writing to Navigate Your Life: An Introduction to Journaling" will be the focus of free Whatcom READS! event at 3pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Attendees will learn brief, time-tested writing processes to help you get started and to get the most out of your journaling experience. http://www.whatcomreads.org
    3:00pm
  • Mardi Gras Bingo: Attend the Boys & Girls Club of Whatcom County's second annual "Bourbon Street Bingeaux" fundraiser from 5:30-9pm at the group's clubhouse at 1715 Kentucky St. Tickets to the Mardi Gras-themed event are $50 and include six games of bingo, a Cajun-style dinner and more. http://www.whatcomclubs.org
    5:30pm
  • Fancy Pants Social Dance: Attend a "Fancy Pants Social Dance" from 6:30-11:30pm at Norway Hall, 1419 N. Forest St. East Coast Swing and Night Club Two-Step dance lessons, social dancing and more will be part of the fun. Entry is $8; proceeds and donations will go to support a girls school in Tanzania through One to One International. http://www.maasaischool121.org
    6:30pm
  • Once Removed: Poet and Western Washington University creative writing professor Nancy Pagh reads from her Once Removed collection at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Each poem riffs on or talks back to another poet (Emily Dickinson, Gwendolyn Brooks, Theodore Roethke, and many others), yet is meaningful, pleasurable and intense in its own right. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Noisy Water Reading: Luther Allen, editor and author of The View from Lummi Island, will join authors of the Noisy Water poetry anthology for a reading at 7:30pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. The collection features 101 poems from Whatcom County scribes. 758-7145 or http://www.wcls.org
    7:30pm
  • Take 6: Multi-platinum selling vocal sextet Take 6 will take the main stage at a 7:30pm concert at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet," Take 6 is the quintessential a cappella group and a model for vocal genius. Tickets are $30-$49. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • LInda Waterfall and Friends: Peg Loughran and Lisa Ferguson will join Seattle-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Linda Waterfall for a 7:30pm concert at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Suggested donation is $15-$20. http://www.buf.org or www.lindawaterfall.com
    7:30pm
  • Final Serial Killers: Two remaining teams will present episodic plays at the final "Serial Killers" competition at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The audience will vote to kill off one of the works, with the remaining team winning $1,000. Entry is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. (P.S. A recap team will get you up to date.) http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • 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 9pm-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. http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
    9:00pm

 

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