Week of Sunday, August 31, 2014
(90 events)

 

 

Sunday, August 31, 2014 (12 events)

  • Syre Education Center Open: See the Whatcom Museum's 500-plus bird collection and special education exhibits—like Northwest Coast First Nations, Pioneer Life, and Logging—from 12-5pm every Thursday through Sunday through Sept. 12 at the museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. A number of bird-related events will also be taking place. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which is open for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    6:00pm
  • Maple Falls Book Sale: The Friends of the North Fork Community Library will host a Fall Book & Bake Sale from 10am-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday at Maple Falls Town Hall, 7509 Mt. Baker Highway. Expect "great prices and a large selection to choose from." http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Woodpalooza 2014: The Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild presents the 12th annual "Art + Wood = Woodpalooza" event from 12-5pm Saturday through Monday at Langley's Whidbey Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave. In addition to viewing the work of more than 20 island artists, there'll be demos, and more. Entry is free. http://www.woodpalooza.com
    12:00pm
  • Lopez Island Studio Tour: Visit 24 studios and see the work of 36 artists at the 18th annual Lopez Island Studio Tour happening from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Lopez Island. The tour is an opportunity to purchase original works of art and to come away with insights to the artists and their community context. Entry is free. http://www.lopezstudiotour.org
    10:00am
  • Family Fair: The second annual Fire and Rescue Family Fair takes place from 9am-9pm Saturday and 11am-8pm at the Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce St. Labor Day weekend activities include camping fun, a family river float, games, live music, a barbecue dinner, and more. Prices vary; a portion of proceeds will be donated to Seattle Firefighters Benevolent Associations. http://www.conwaymuse.com
    9:00am
  • Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour: View the work of 34 island artists at 23 venues during the semiannual Artists' Studio Tour happening from 10am-6pm throughout lovely Lummi Island. Catch the Whatcom Chief at 10 minutes past every hour from Gooseberry Point, and pick up maps at the Islander grocery store, or at participating studios. Entry to the self-guided tour is free (ferry fare is not). http://www.lummi-island.com
    10:00am
  • Island Library Book Sale: The summertime Used Book Sale that's been happening for the past couple months will culminate in a Buck-a-Bag Weekend Bargain Book Blowout from 10am-4pm Saturday through Monday at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. 305-3600
    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
  • 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
  • Swing Connection: The big band sounds of the Swing Connection can be heard at a concert happening from 2-4pm on the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. The band will be joined by award-winning jazz vocalist Cheryl Hodge. Entry is free; a hat will be passed for donations. http://www.swingconnection.org
    2:00pm

Monday, September 1, 2014 (7 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Local foods, farmers and fishers will be celebrated during Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" at a variety of events happening through September throughout Whatcom County (and beyond). Nineteen participating restaurants will have locally sourced specials, and there'll be a Sept. 13 Farm Tour, an Incognito Dinner by Ciao Thyme, the Bite of Bellingham, an "Eat Local Dinner Theater" with the Community Food Co-op, a food trail trek, a brewers cruise, Bellingham Oktoberfest, and more. See http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    8:00am
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which is open for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    6:00pm
  • Island Library Book Sale: The summertime Used Book Sale that's been happening for the past couple months will culminate in a Buck-a-Bag Weekend Bargain Book Blowout from 10am-4pm Saturday through Monday at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • Lynde 500: The annual Labor Day push-kart derby race known as the "Lynde 500" begins at 11am in downtown Lynden (on the corner of Fourth and Front streets). The winner will win $1,000, and there'll will be additional cash prizes. A free barbecue, individual pit stop stations and more will be part of the fun; all proceeds benefit the Lynden Pioneer Museum. http://www.lyndenpioneermuseum.com
    11:00am
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Alternative Library, 1417 Railroad Ave. Readings start at 8pm. 778-7230 or 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, September 2, 2014 (5 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Local foods, farmers and fishers will be celebrated during Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" at a variety of events happening through September throughout Whatcom County (and beyond). Nineteen participating restaurants will have locally sourced specials, and there'll be a Sept. 13 Farm Tour, an Incognito Dinner by Ciao Thyme, the Bite of Bellingham, an "Eat Local Dinner Theater" with the Community Food Co-op, a food trail trek, a brewers cruise, Bellingham Oktoberfest, and more. See http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    8:00am
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which is open for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    6:00pm
  • 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
  • TED Talk Tuesday: "The Growing Edge" will be the focus of a TED Talk Tuesday gathering at 7pm at Explorations Academy, 1701 Ellis St.This month's free event will explore the idea of the "growing edge"—that uncomfortable area between self-doubt and triumph. The series presents screens of a TED Talk followed by a facilitated discussion. http://www.explorationsacademy.org
    7:00pm

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 (16 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Local foods, farmers and fishers will be celebrated during Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" at a variety of events happening through September throughout Whatcom County (and beyond). Nineteen participating restaurants will have locally sourced specials, and there'll be a Sept. 13 Farm Tour, an Incognito Dinner by Ciao Thyme, the Bite of Bellingham, an "Eat Local Dinner Theater" with the Community Food Co-op, a food trail trek, a brewers cruise, Bellingham Oktoberfest, and more. See http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    8:00am
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which is open for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    6:00pm
  • Bellingham Music Club Concerts: The Bellingham Music Club will launch its 2014-2015 season with two concerts featuring violinists Glenn and Grant Donnellan. Admission will be free to the public for the first show at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. The "Night Beat" concert begins at 7:30pm at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham 2401 Cornwall Ave. Tickets to that show are $10. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
    10:30am
  • Wednesday Market: Peruse local fruits and vegetables, diverse handcrafted works and ready-to-eat items when the Bellingham Farmers Market continues its Wednesday Market from 12-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. (behind Village Books). The market continues weekly through Sept. 24. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    12:00pm
  • Green Drinks: Network with likeminded, environmentally aware community members at the monthly Green Drinks from 5-7pm on the back deck of the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free; drinks are not. http://www.re-sources.org
    5:00pm
  • Prose Writing Info Session: Learn more about an upcoming Western Washington University "Prose Writing At Its Best" course at an info session happening from 5:30-6:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The class is a three-term certificated course for writers of fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir and essay. http://www.wwu.edu
    5:30pm
  • GROUP RIDE: The Mt. Baker Bike Club hosts a Group Ride starting every Wednesday at 6pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Be prepared to ride for 30 miles at a race/training pace, and regroup at the brewery following the excursion. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    6:00pm
  • Evening Epic Run: A weekly “Evening Epic Run” begins at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The strenuous runs are 1.5-2 hours in length on hilly terrain with experienced trail runners. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Fall Hikes: Kathy Whitman focuses on the "Best Local Fall Hikes" at a 6pm presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Learn about trip planning, essential items, equipment, safety precautions, local resources and places to go. Register in advance for the free workshop. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Ballroom Dance: Good Vibrations will provide the live soundtrack at a monthly Ballroom Dance from 6-8pm at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Entry is free. 733-3500
    6:00pm
  • Brews Cruise: Join San Juan Cruises for the weekly "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" leaving at 6:30pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. The cruises—which continue every Wednesday through Sept. 24—includes liquid samples from Boundary Bay Brewery and two other Northwest breweries. Entry is $35. Register in advance, as the cruises sell out quickly. http://www.whales.com
    6:30pm
  • Garden Club Meeting: Join the Birchwood Garden Club for a talk about "Native Plant Selection and Restoration of Native Plantings" with Plantas Nativa's Bay Renaud at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Entry is open to the public. http://www.birchwoodgardenclub.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
  • Standup from Seattle: Seattle-based standup comedians Derek Sheen and Ryan Casey will make their way to Bellingham for a 9pm gig at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Surprise guests will join the show, which will be hosted by Sue Mattson. Entry to the all-ages show is $10 at the door (expect "salty" language). http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm
  • Comedy at the Shoe: If you like sipping on cocktails and laughing uproariously, attend the weekly "Shoe Me the Funny" comedy showcase starting at 9pm every Wednesday at the Ranch Room at the Horseshoe Cafe, 113 E. Holly St. The event features six comedians vying for your vote, a highlighted comedian, host Mike Cramblett, and chances to win platters of cheesy fries. Entry is free. http://www.facebook.com
    9:00pm

Thursday, September 4, 2014 (17 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Local foods, farmers and fishers will be celebrated during Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" at a variety of events happening through September throughout Whatcom County (and beyond). Nineteen participating restaurants will have locally sourced specials, and there'll be a Sept. 13 Farm Tour, an Incognito Dinner by Ciao Thyme, the Bite of Bellingham, an "Eat Local Dinner Theater" with the Community Food Co-op, a food trail trek, a brewers cruise, Bellingham Oktoberfest, and more. See http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    8:00am
  • Disney’s Aladdin Jr.: Talented youth will present showing of Disney's Aladdin Jr. at 7pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets to the family-friendly musical are $10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Greek Festival: Traditionally made gyros, spanakopita, dolmades, baklava, loukoumades, Greek coffee and more will be on the mouthwatering menu at the annual Greek Festival happening from 11am-9pm Thursday through Saturday, and 11am-8pm Sunday, at Bellingham's St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 510 E. Sunset Dr. There'll also be live music, a beer garden, books and gifts, church tours and games for kids. Entry and parking are free. http://www.bellinghamgreekfest.org
    11:00am
  • Syre Education Center Open: See the Whatcom Museum's 500-plus bird collection and special education exhibits—like Northwest Coast First Nations, Pioneer Life, and Logging—from 12-5pm every Thursday through Sunday through Sept. 12 at the museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. A number of bird-related events will also be taking place. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which is open for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    6:00pm
  • First Thursday Art Walk: More than 15 venues will open their doors for public perusal of artworks by local and regional artists as part of the First Thursday Art Walk happening from 5-8pm throughout downtown Mount Vernon. The Mount Vernon Downtown Association will present a group show by the Skagit Valley Weavers Guild at the Front Gallery, 420 Myrtle St. http://www.mountvernonchamber.com
    5:00pm
  • Environmental Heroes Awards Banquet: RE Sources will host its 11th annual "Environmental Heroes" Awards Banquet from 5-8pm at the Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. This year's event honors Skagit County land conservationist Martha Bray, Salish Sea advocate Fred Felleman, naturalist and youth educator Aimee Frazier, conservationist and reconveyance champion Mitch Friedman, and waste stream innovator Duane Jager. Entry is $50 and includes beverages, appetizers, dinner and dessert. http://www.re-sources.org
    5:00pm
  • Pro Editing Primer: Come to an info session to learn more about Western Washington University's Extended Education class, "Professional Editing for Print & Online," at 5:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The course begins Sept. 25 at WWU. http://www.wwu.edu
    5:30pm
  • Travese Preview: Get a chance to explore the little-known trails of the 100 Acre Woods in a guided group run starting at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. Bellingham Traverse race representatives will be on hand to lead the way for a trial run of the Bellingham Traverse trail run route. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Kulshan Chorus Auditions: If you're interested in being part of Bellingham's Kulshan Chorus, auditions happen at 6pm tonight and again Sept. 11 at Moles Farewell Tributes, 2465 Lakeway Dr. For more details, check out the longtime ensemble's website. http://www.kulshanchorus.org
    6:00pm
  • First Thursday Reception: Attend a First Thursdays Artist Reception from 6-8pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. In addition to a Fall Community Exhibit, there'l be continuing works by Lorna Libert, Mike Bathum, and Ken Mann. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:00pm
  • A Body’s BOok: Elissa Washuta reads from her My Body Is a Book of Rules memoir at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. "Built on the bones of fundamental identity questions as contorted by a distressed brain, her book pulls no punches in its self-deprecating and ferocious look at human fallibility." 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
  • Medea Live: Attend a National Theatre Live performance of Medea at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $11-$15; an additional showing of Euripides' powerful tragedy happens at 2pm Sunday, Sept. 14. http://www.lincolntheatre.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, September 5, 2014 (15 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Local foods, farmers and fishers will be celebrated during Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" at a variety of events happening through September throughout Whatcom County (and beyond). Nineteen participating restaurants will have locally sourced specials, and there'll be a Sept. 13 Farm Tour, an Incognito Dinner by Ciao Thyme, the Bite of Bellingham, an "Eat Local Dinner Theater" with the Community Food Co-op, a food trail trek, a brewers cruise, Bellingham Oktoberfest, and more. See http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    8:00am
  • Disney’s Aladdin Jr.: Talented youth will present showing of Disney's Aladdin Jr. at 7pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets to the family-friendly musical are $10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Greek Festival: Traditionally made gyros, spanakopita, dolmades, baklava, loukoumades, Greek coffee and more will be on the mouthwatering menu at the annual Greek Festival happening from 11am-9pm Thursday through Saturday, and 11am-8pm Sunday, at Bellingham's St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 510 E. Sunset Dr. There'll also be live music, a beer garden, books and gifts, church tours and games for kids. Entry and parking are free. http://www.bellinghamgreekfest.org
    11:00am
  • Syre Education Center Open: See the Whatcom Museum's 500-plus bird collection and special education exhibits—like Northwest Coast First Nations, Pioneer Life, and Logging—from 12-5pm every Thursday through Sunday through Sept. 12 at the museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. A number of bird-related events will also be taking place. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which is open for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    6:00pm
  • 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: A new Western Line Dance class meets at 6pm Friday at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. The group dances the oldies to the latest western, with a little bit of rock and roll. Entry is $5 per class. (360) 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Gallery Walk: Anne Martin McCool Gallery, Gallery KP, Burton Jewelers, Scott Milo Gallery, the Majestic Inn and Spa, Apothecary Spa, and the Anacortes Arts Commission will be among the venues opening their doors for the monthly Gallery Walk happening from 6-9pm throughout downtown Anacortes. http://www.anacortesart.com
    6:00pm
  • Farm Tunes: Nashville Northwest will perform at the final "Farm Tunes" concert of the summer season from 6-9pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Entry is free. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    6:00pm
  • Art Walk: Make.Shift Art Space, Allied Arts, Bayou on Bay, Studio UFO, iDiOM Theater, Dakota Art Gallery, Honey Salon, the Leopold, Waterfront Artist Studio Collective, PFC Dreamspace Studios, Opus Performing Arts, Casa Que Pasa, and others will open their doors in the name of creativity from 6-10pm as part of the monthly Art Walk taking place throughout downtown Bellingham. Entry is free and open to all. Pick up maps at participating locales, or find out more at the website listed here. http://www.downtownbham.wordpress.com
    6:00pm
  • Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Season Opening: Brothers Glenn and Grant Donnellan will be the featured performers at the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra season opening concert at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The siblings will share the stage for Bach's sublime "Concerto for Two Violins," and Maestro Attar and the Chamber Orchestra players of the WSO will also perform Biber's "Battalia," and Mozart's "Divertimento, K. 136." Tickets are $13-$33. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Bloodlyn: Arlington-based poet and author Van Pelt will read from his supernatural vampire mystery, Bloodlyn: Lazarus Through the Years, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Truth Be Told: Improvised scenes, characters and relationships inspired by true monologues from performers can be seen at new "Truth Be Told" shows at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Please note that summer hours are still in effect, meaning there's only one show on weekend nights until school's back in session. http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm
  • Darts: Tim Greger will direct a full-length improvised play dubbed Darts at a one-night-only show at 10pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets to the play—which is brought to the stage by the talented team who recently presented Swear Jar—are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    10:00pm

Saturday, September 6, 2014 (31 events)

  • Eat Local Month: Local foods, farmers and fishers will be celebrated during Sustainable Connections' "Eat Local Month" at a variety of events happening through September throughout Whatcom County (and beyond). Nineteen participating restaurants will have locally sourced specials, and there'll be a Sept. 13 Farm Tour, an Incognito Dinner by Ciao Thyme, the Bite of Bellingham, an "Eat Local Dinner Theater" with the Community Food Co-op, a food trail trek, a brewers cruise, Bellingham Oktoberfest, and more. See http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    8:00am
  • Disney’s Aladdin Jr.: Talented youth will present showing of Disney's Aladdin Jr. at 7pm Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets to the family-friendly musical are $10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Greek Festival: Traditionally made gyros, spanakopita, dolmades, baklava, loukoumades, Greek coffee and more will be on the mouthwatering menu at the annual Greek Festival happening from 11am-9pm Thursday through Saturday, and 11am-8pm Sunday, at Bellingham's St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 510 E. Sunset Dr. There'll also be live music, a beer garden, books and gifts, church tours and games for kids. Entry and parking are free. http://www.bellinghamgreekfest.org
    11:00am
  • Syre Education Center Open: See the Whatcom Museum's 500-plus bird collection and special education exhibits—like Northwest Coast First Nations, Pioneer Life, and Logging—from 12-5pm every Thursday through Sunday through Sept. 12 at the museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. A number of bird-related events will also be taking place. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which is open for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    6:00pm
  • 48 Hour Theater Festival: The 40th 48 Hour Theater Festival can be seen at 7:30pm and 9:30pm shows at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The perennially popular shows feature six short plays, all created in less than 24 hours by randomly-assembled teams of actors, writers and directors—twice. Entry is free for the opening show, $10 otherwise. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Bike MS: More than 2,000 people will be cycling and raising money for MS research as part of the "Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic" starting at 8am Saturday in Mount Vernon at the Skagit County Fairgrounds and continuing on looping routes through Skagit, Whatcom, and Island counties through Sunday. Entry is $75. http://www.bikemsnorthwest.org
    8:00am
  • Dahlia Society’s Flower Show: The Whatcom County Dahlia Society will host its annual "Flower Show" from 12-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. The free event will feature more than 1,500 blooms on exhibit by the best growers in Whatcom County, upper Puget Sound, and lower British Columbia. 354-4346 or http://www.whatcomcountydahliasociety.org
    12:00pm
  • 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
  • Chain Lakes Hike: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a Chain Lakes/Wild Goose Loop trail hike today. Meet at 8am at Sunnyland Elementary to carpool to Heather Meadows Visitors Center. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    8:00am
  • Pancake Breakfast and Bicycle Rodeo: North Whatcom Fire and Rescue and Whatcom County Fire District #4 hosts it annual Community Pancake Breakfast from 9am-12pm at their headquarters at 4142 Britton Loop Rd. In addition to the free breakfast, there'll be a fire safety house, fire prevention education and a free bicycle rodeo. 318-9933 or http://www.nwfrs.net
    9:00am
  • Anacortes Farmers Market: Attend the Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm at the town's Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. The market continues every Saturday through October. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Solar Workshop: "Solar Electricity for Your Home" will be the focus of a free public workshop at 10am in Marysville at March Grange Hall, 10005 67th Ave NE. http://www.firemountainsolar.com
    10:00am
  • Walk for Gastroparesis: Help spread the word and raise money to help research treatment options for the GI disorder known as gastroparesis at the third annual "Walk for Gastroparesis and Digestive Health" from 10am-2:30pm starting at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. An info booth will be set up, and custom-designed jewelry, clothing, gift baskets and more will be available for purchase via silent auction. Entry is by donation. http://www.dha.org or www.journeywithgp.com
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: Attend the weekly Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 20 at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Ferndale Public Market: Drop by the Ferndale Public Market from 10am-3pm at the city's Centennial River Walk, 5667 First Ave. The market continues Saturdays through the summer. http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
    10:00am
  • Skagit River Salmon Festival: Celebrate the natural world at the third annual "Skagit River Salmon Festival" happening from 11am-6pm in Anacortes at Swinomish Casino & Lodge's Waterfront Park. The free, family-centered event will feature youth activities and crafts, local artisans, recreational and educational booths, live music, food and cultural opportunities. http://www.skagitriverfest.org
    11:00am
  • Oysterfest: As part of Whatcom Water Weeks, attend an "Oysterfest" event and taste the bounty of the sea from 12-4pm at BelleWood Farms, 6140 Guide Meridian. In addition to the fresh seafood, there'll be live music by Giants Causeway, beer and spirits, bin train rides, distillery tours, a cider station, donuts, activities for kids, and more. Entry is $20 in advance, $24 at the door. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    12:00pm
  • Bellwether Jazz Festival: The Jazz Project and the Port of Bellingham team up to present the fourth annual Bellwether Jazz Festival from 1-7pm on the Tom Glenn Commons, One Bellwether Way. Performers include Jennifer Scott’s Brasileira, Josephine Howell, Blues Union, and the Mark Taylor/Bill Anschell Quartet. Entry to the concert is free. Entry to the beer and wine garden is $5. http://www.jazzproject.org
    1:00pm
  • Artwood Demo: Michael Flaherty will demonstrate the processes and tools used to construct his handmade ukuleles from 2-4pm at Fairhaven's Artwood Gallery, 1000 Harris Ave. He'll do it again Sept. 13, and his pieces—along with paintings by Nancy Canyon—can be seen through the month. http://www.artwoodgallery.com
    2:00pm
  • Traditional Jazz: Bob Storms’ Dixieland All Stars will perform New Orleans/Dixieland music at the Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society’s monthly concert and dance from 2-5pm at the VFW Hall, 625 N State St. Entry is $6-$12. 734-2973 or http://www.btjs.webs.com
    2:00pm
  • Wonders of Whatcom: "Bird Behavior" will be the theme of a free "Wonders of Whatcom" presentation at 2:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. The talk and slideshow will focus on the various birds found throughout Whatcom County. 778-7230
    2:30pm
  • Scandinavian Sounds: Haalogaland Mandssangforening, a chorus of 38 male singers from various cities in Norway, will perform at 3pm at Central Lutheran Church, 925 N. Forest St. Entry is by donation. (206) 399-9462
    3:00pm
  • Lane Fernando Tribute Concert: Attend "Sing Me Back Home: Celebrating the Life and Music of Lane Fernando" from 3-7pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 4th St. Knut Bell, Gertrude's Hearse, Jacob Navarro, Little Joe Argo, Pull and Be Damned Stringband will be among the performers paying tribute to the Skagit Valley musician and activist. http://www.theheartofanacortes.com
    3:00pm
  • Poetry Trio: Village Books Poetry Group host Shannon Laws (Odd Little Things), Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theatre founder Carla Shafer (Remembering the Path), and Poetrynight board member Erica Reed (Trigger Family) read from their respective poetry collections at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • La Conner Wine Walk: Attend a Wine & Art Walk from 5-8pm at a variety of venues in downtown La Conner. The event coincides with the monthly Art Walk happening throughout the town. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day-of, and include 10 tastes. http://www.lovelaconner.com
    5:00pm
  • Edison Opening: Paintings by Anacortes artist Kathleen Faulkner and mixed-media works by La Conner's Peter Belknap can be seen at an opening reception from 5-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The nature-based exhibit can be viewed through Sept. 28. http://www.smithandvallee.com
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Waiting for Electricity: Christina Nichols provides a tongue-in-cheek view of Georgian life when when she reads from her new book of fiction, Waiting for the Electricity, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Salsa Night: Join Rumba Northwest for "Salsa Night" starting at 9pm every Saturday at Cafe Rumba, 1430 N. State St. After an introductory lesson, attendees can dance to the a mix of Latin rhythms, including salsa, merengue, bachata, cha-cha-cha, and more. Entry to the all-ages event is $4. http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
    9:00pm

 

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