Week of Sunday, April 19, 2015
(121 events)

 

 

Sunday, April 19, 2015 (20 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, roller derby, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Rexville Grange Art Show: Peruse and purchase a variety of fine arts and crafts from local artists—including painting, photography, pottery, glass, jewelry, weaving, woodwork, felted hats and more—at the annual Rexville Grange Art Show happening from 10am-6pm daily from April 10-19 at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. http://www.rexvillegrangeartshow.com
    10:00am
  • Ded Reckoning Space Musical: Kamarie Chapman and Spencer Willows' Ded Reckoning: A Space Musical in Two Acts concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The show deals with "issues of homesickness, sibling rivalry, and what happens when you are faced with the choice between carrying out your duty and following your passion." P.S. The soundtrack for the show features musicians from local bands Pan Pan, Party Favorites, and Cherry Blossom Family Delivery. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Harvey: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild continues its production of Harvey this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The comedy focuses on Elwood P. Dowd, an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch-tall rabbit. Tickets are $8-$12. Additional showings happen through April 26. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Spitfire Grill: Performances of The Spitfire Grill continue this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The dramatic musical focuses on a girl trying to make a fresh start in a small town in Wisconsin, and the power of redemption. Tickets are $20; additional showings happen through April 25. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • I Hate Hamlet: Find out what happens when an actor relocates to New York after his television series has been cancelled when I Hate Hamlet concludes this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, in Oak Harbor at the Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $18. http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
    7:30pm
  • The Foreigner: Larry Shue's The Foreigner opens this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The comedy takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia and focuses on a man who overhears more than he should after being falsely identified as a French man who speaks no English. Tickets are $8-$14; additional showings happen through May 2. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • One-Act Operas: Western Washington University's Western Opera Studio presents performances of Enrique Granados' tragic Goyescas and Puccini’s only comedy, Gianni Schicchi, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's Performing Arts Center (choir room 16). Both one-act operas premiered at the Metropolitan Opera during World War I. Tickets are $13-$16. Additional shows happen April 24-25. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Mount Vernon Street Fair: Attend the 31st annual Tulip Festival Street Fair from 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday, in downtown Mount Vernon. In addition to perusing the hundreds of juried arts and crafts vendors, there'll be live entertainment, food court offerings and plenty of family-friendly fun. Entry is free. http://www.mountvernondowntown.org
    10:00am
  • Free Parks Day: Celebrate 100 years of discovery in America's parks at National Park Free Entrance Day Saturday and Sunday as part of National Park Week. Head to the website listed here to see what parks throughout Washington will be waiving entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation entrance fees. http://www.nps.gov
    8:00am
  • Stamp & Coin Show: View and purchase collectible stamps, coins, postcards, covers, gold, silver and supplies from professional dealers from across the Northwest at the annual Stamp & Coin Show taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday at Hampton Inn's Fox Hall, 3985 Bennett Dr. Admission and parking are free. (360) 676-8720
    10:00am
  • Drowsy Chaperone Auditions: Attend open auditions for upcoming performances of The Drowsy Chaperone at 7pm Sunday and Monday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Auditions will consist of dance and singing try-outs. Please be prepared to sing 16 measures of any up-tempo musical theatre song. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • 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. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • iDiOM Talk-Back: Audience members, actors, writers, directors and anyone interested in the past, present and future work at iDiOM Theater is invited to an "iDiOM Talk-Back" community forum taking place from 1-4pm at the theater's headquarters at 1418 Cornwall Ave. The theater is looking for feedback in advance of its new season, and will also answer questions for those who are interested in taking part in it. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    1:00pm
  • Menopause the Musical: The play that was inspired by a "hot flash and a bottle of wine," Menopause the Musical, shows for one performance only at 3pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the (sold-out) show are $22-$50. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    3:00pm
  • Youth Concert: The monthly "Sunday @ 3 Youth Concert" begins at 3pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry to the showcase of talented young artists in music, opera, dance and theater is by donation. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    3:00pm
  • Collage Poetry: Bellingham-based writer Jim Milstead reads poems from his new collection, Collage, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book "includes the variable juxtaposition of serious poems about childhood, parents, children, political bias, trauma of war, environment degradation, peace, suicide, love and loss, along with lighthearted fanciful pieces about gluttony, marriage, the insatiable need to possess, and the hypothetical interactions of Adam and Eve." 671-2626
    4:00pm
  • Southside Community Meal: The Happy Valley Neighborhood Association hosts the monthly Southside Community Meal from 5-6:30pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave. All are invited to the free event; guests are asked to bring a potluck dessert. 733-6749
    5:00pm

Monday, April 20, 2015 (12 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, roller derby, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • I Hate Hamlet: Find out what happens when an actor relocates to New York after his television series has been cancelled when I Hate Hamlet concludes this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, in Oak Harbor at the Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $18. http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
    7:30pm
  • Drowsy Chaperone Auditions: Attend open auditions for upcoming performances of The Drowsy Chaperone at 7pm Sunday and Monday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Auditions will consist of dance and singing try-outs. Please be prepared to sing 16 measures of any up-tempo musical theatre song. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Bike Maintenance Basics: Learn how to better care for your two-wheeler at a "Bike Maintenance Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free workshop. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Cooking with Spices: Find out more about how to give your dishes a distinctive exotic vibrancy through the skillful use of spices when Chef Jesse Otero focuses on "Cooking with Spices" at a course from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39; a $7 wine option is payable at class. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • April in Paris: Fish amok steamed with herbs in banana leaf, kampot pepper squid, and Khmer seared beef red chili pepper salad will be on the menu at a "Tastes of Cambodia" cooking class with Chef Robert Fong from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $45. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Women’s Vocal Workshop: Ann MacDonald leads a Vocal Workshop for Women from 7-8:30pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave. The event is open to all levels of singers 16 years and older, and focuses on exploring healthy, empowering vocal tips and techniques in an interactive setting. Suggested donation is $10. http://www.bellinghamsings.org
    7:00pm
  • Call to the Land: Filmmakers David Goldberg and Eli Hirtle will present their documentary, RESIST: The Unist’oten Call to the Land, at 7pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. They will be joined by students from Western Washington University. All will speak of their experiences at the camp established by the Wet’suwet’en people to block the pipelines proposed by 11 fossil-fuel corporations. Entry is by donation. 920-7638 or http://www.buf.org
    7:00pm
  • Rock & Gem Club Meeting: Visitors are always welcome at the monthly Rock & Gem Club meeting at 7pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave. Door prizes, refreshments, a rock-related silent auction and more will be part of the fun. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    7:00pm
  • The Gateway Show: Celebrate 4/20 by attending "The Gateway Show" at 8pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. The night's entertainment will feature seven comics—including headliner Tyler Smith and Henry Russell Stoddard, Mike Cramblett, Brendan Kelley, Lisa Curtis and Jim Stewart Allen—who will do a sober set, get extremely stoned at an undisclosed location and then return for a second set "completely baked." Tickets are $10. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their creative verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:45pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation. P.S. Please use the back fountain entry. http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9:30pm every Monday at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    9:30pm

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 (5 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, roller derby, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Gardening Green Workshop Series: Sign up in advance for WSU Whatcom County Extension's free six-week "Gardening Green" classes focusing on sustainable landscaping from 9am-2pm Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 21-May 7 in Bellingham at 2221 Pacific St. Presentations, demos, hands-on experiences, a native plant walk and tours of sustainable landscapes will be part of the educational process. http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu
    9:00am
  • 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
  • Catch the Wave Run: Attend a tropical-themed "Catch the Wave" all-paces run starting at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The free Mizuno-partnered run includes shoe demos, prizes and raffles and refreshments. Wear a Hawaiian shirt or other beach-like clothes and you’ll get an extra raffle ticket for store gift certificates in the after run drawing. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Bank Robbery Book: Anacortes-based author Rustan Robertson shares stories and photos from The Wages of Sin: The True Story of the Great Sedro-Woolley Bank Robbery at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. The lively presentation is free and open to the public. http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
    6:30pm

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 (11 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, roller derby, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Field Days with WCD: Join the Whatcom Conservation District and Whatcom County Public Works for a "Fishtrap Watershed Exploration Field Day" from 5-7pm Wednesday at Lynden City Park, 8650 Depot Rd. Hands-on exploration of water quality sampling and salmon habitat will be part of the free event. "Citizen Science Water Quality Testing Training" will happen from 1-4pm Friday at Berthusen Memorial Park, 8837 Berthusen Rd. Both events are free. http://www.whatcomcd.org
    5:00pm
  • Quilting Masterclass: Helene Knott leads a quilting masterclass focusing on "Mini Landscapes" from 10am-4:30pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is $35. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    10:00am
  • Earth Day Community Fair: Learn more about the numerous green resources available to us locally—everything from CSAs to human-powered machines, recycled art and more from environmentally savvy innovators—at today's Earth Day Community Fair taking place from 3-8pm in the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Music by Cherry Blossom Family Delivery will also be part of the free, all-ages fun. http://www.bbaybrewery.com
    3:00pm
  • Ukulele for Everyone: Cynthia Rogers of the Bellingham Ukulele Group (BUG) presents "Ukulele for Everyone" at 4:15pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Demos, beginning lessons and a song circle will be part of the free, family-friendly fun. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    4:15pm
  • 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
  • Miles Black Trio: The Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center hosts a concert with the Miles Black Trio at 7pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. 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
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream: See one of William Shakespeare's most popular and enduring plays at showings of A Midsummer Night's Dream at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Sehome High School Little Theater, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. Tickets are $8-$10. http://www.sehomedrama.weebly.com
    7:30pm

Thursday, April 23, 2015 (20 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, roller derby, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Field Days with WCD: Join the Whatcom Conservation District and Whatcom County Public Works for a "Fishtrap Watershed Exploration Field Day" from 5-7pm Wednesday at Lynden City Park, 8650 Depot Rd. Hands-on exploration of water quality sampling and salmon habitat will be part of the free event. "Citizen Science Water Quality Testing Training" will happen from 1-4pm Friday at Berthusen Memorial Park, 8837 Berthusen Rd. Both events are free. http://www.whatcomcd.org
    5:00pm
  • Plant Sale: Peruse beautiful selections from local nurseries, houseplants, vegetable starts and homegrown plants at an annual Plant Sale from 9am-4pm Thursday and Friday at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. All proceeds benefit the center. 733-4030 or http://www.wccoa.org
    9:00am
  • The Spitfire Grill: Performances of The Spitfire Grill conclude this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The dramatic musical focuses on a girl trying to make a fresh start in a small town in Wisconsin, and the power of redemption. Tickets are $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Foreigner: Larry Shue's The Foreigner continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The comedy takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia and focuses on a man who overhears more than he should after being falsely identified as a French man who speaks no English. Tickets are $8-$14; additional showings happen through May 2. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Harvey: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild concludes its production of Harvey this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The comedy focuses on Elwood P. Dowd, an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch-tall rabbit. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Chuckanut Writers Workshops: As part of the Chuckanut Writers series, bestselling memoirist Claire Dederer leads a "Choosing the Focus for Your Memoir" course from 4-6:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Bruce Barcott—Dederer's husband and a frequent contributor to Outside and the New York Times Magazine—helms a "Capturing the Nonfiction Scene" course from 12-2:30pm Friday. Both classes are $39 each. http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
    4:00pm
  • Book Talk: Librarian Katie Bray leads a bimonthly "Book Talk" at 5pm 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. 778-7230
    5:00pm
  • Daddy Treetops: Listen to roots blues and folk tunes when Daddy Treetops performs from 5-8pm in Sedro-Woolley at the Woolley Market, 829 Metcalf St. Entry is free. http://www.woolleymarket.com
    5:00pm
  • Egypt Travel Talk: "Off the Beaten Path in Egypt" will be the focus of a travel talk with artist and travel guide Wade Marlow at 6:30pm at Dakota Art Store, 1322 Cornwall Ave. The free presentation will focus on highlights from four small group trips Marlow has led—and will lead again this summer—in Egypt. Bring questions! http://www.dakotaartstore.com
    6:30pm
  • Skagit Writers League Meeting: "Selling Direct to the Consumer" will be the focus of a presentation with author Jennifer Kohout at today's Skagit Valley Writers League meeting from 6:30-8:30pm at the Burlington Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Entry is free; register in advance. http://www.skagitwriters.org
    6:30pm
  • Weed the People: Author and editor Bruce Barcott reads and shares ideas from Weed the People at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In 2012, Barcott voted for legalization in Washington; the next morning he wondered, “What have we done?” The book answers that question with an insightful and often funny dive into the booming pot industry and a look at the legal, social, cultural,and personal changes brought about by the changing status of the world’s most controversial plant. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Healthcare Meeting: "Conversations on the Washington State Single-Payer Bill" will be the focus of a United for National Healthcare meeting at 7pm at St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. Admission is free. 398-2295 or http://www.unitedforhealthcare.org
    7:00pm
  • Barbershop Rehearsals: Men ages 12 to 90-plus are invited to attend free, no-commitment rehearsals with the An-O-Chords at 7pm every Thursday in Anacortes at the Northwest Educational Service Building, 1601 R Ave. No four-part barbershop harmony experience is required. http://www.anochords.org
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • Dance in Concert: Attend "Dance in Concert" at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. The collaborative performance features a selection of Liz Gerring's acclaimed new work, "Glacier," and choreography by WWU dance faculty Nolan Dennett, Penny Hutchinson, Pam Kuntz, and Richard Merrill. Tickets are $8-$15. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • The Glasses: Ron Burch's The Glasses—a lighthearted office farce about a magical pair of glasses that allows the wearer to hear the thoughts of those around them—opens a Spring Rep series with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The Spring Rep lineup also includes a May 1 cocktail party and season unveiling, Broken Holmes and In a Handbag Darkly (April 30-May 23) and "Best of Brass Monkey" (May 7-May 30). Tickets for The Glasses are $10 in advance and $12 at the http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • The Hard Problem: Attend a live, day-of broadcast of the National Theatre's production of Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $12-$16. The drama shows again at 2pm Sun., April 26. 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, April 24, 2015 (21 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, roller derby, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Field Days with WCD: Join the Whatcom Conservation District and Whatcom County Public Works for a "Fishtrap Watershed Exploration Field Day" from 5-7pm Wednesday at Lynden City Park, 8650 Depot Rd. Hands-on exploration of water quality sampling and salmon habitat will be part of the free event. "Citizen Science Water Quality Testing Training" will happen from 1-4pm Friday at Berthusen Memorial Park, 8837 Berthusen Rd. Both events are free. http://www.whatcomcd.org
    5:00pm
  • Plant Sale: Peruse beautiful selections from local nurseries, houseplants, vegetable starts and homegrown plants at an annual Plant Sale from 9am-4pm Thursday and Friday at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. All proceeds benefit the center. 733-4030 or http://www.wccoa.org
    9:00am
  • The Spitfire Grill: Performances of The Spitfire Grill conclude this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The dramatic musical focuses on a girl trying to make a fresh start in a small town in Wisconsin, and the power of redemption. Tickets are $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Foreigner: Larry Shue's The Foreigner continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The comedy takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia and focuses on a man who overhears more than he should after being falsely identified as a French man who speaks no English. Tickets are $8-$14; additional showings happen through May 2. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Harvey: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild concludes its production of Harvey this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The comedy focuses on Elwood P. Dowd, an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch-tall rabbit. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Scratchpad, Bellinghamlet: Local poets will join improvisers onstage to write poems that will influence improv comedy scenes—and vice versa—at "Scratchpad" performances at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Bellinghamlet," an improvised Shakespeare format. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • One-Act Operas: Western Washington University's Western Opera Studio presents performances of Enrique Granados' tragic Goyescas and Puccini’s only comedy, Gianni Schicchi, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's Performing Arts Center (choir room 16). Both one-act operas premiered at the Metropolitan Opera during World War I. Tickets are $13-$16. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in April at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Tech Expo & Job Fair: Find out more about technology and employment opportunities in the Pacific Northwest at today's "Bellingham TechExpo + Job Fair" from 5-8pm at the Best Western Lakeway Inn, 714 Lakeway Dr. Entry is free. http://www.tagnw.org
    5:00pm
  • The Magic of Elliott: Award-winning Anacortes-based magician (and high school student) Elliott Hofferth presents "The Magic of Elliott" at 6:30pm at Brodniak Hall at Anacortes High School, 1600 20th St. He'll be joined by longtime assistant Aliya Zaheer and Vancouver Island's "The Magic of Zanthera." Tickets are $5; funds raised benefit Anacortes Boy Scout Troop 4081. http://www.elliotthofferth.com
    6:30pm
  • Sisters of Song: Songsmith Joanne Rand and violinist Anna Schaad team up for a "Sisters of Song" performance at 7pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The performance is in celebration of Rand's latest release, Still a Real World. Tickets are $12-$20. 734-2776 or http://www.brownpapertickets.com
    7:00pm
  • Trivia Bee & Silent Auction: Ken Jennings of Jeopardy fame will return to Bellingham to co-host the Whatcom Literacy Council's 19th annual "Trivia Bee & Silent Auction" at 7pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets to come cheer on the teams who will compete in a format similar to the game show Jennings so excelled at are $10 per person or $25 per family. Peruse the website to find out more about competing. http://www.whatcomliteracy.org
    7:00pm
  • Power Shift: Physics professor and author Robert Arthur Stayton shares ideas from Power Shift at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St The book clearly outlines the world's current energy dilemma, and the way forward. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Cannabis Connections: If you are involved in the cannabis industry, consider showing up for the first "Connecting Cannabis Industry Professionals" meeting tonight from 7-9pm in Bellingham (RSVP for the location). The group's mission is to "create long-term relationships built on honesty, integrity and success." http://www.thcplexus.com
    7:00pm
  • One Spirit Fundraiser: Guests will enjoy live music, food, a dessert auction and a silent auction while helping One Spirit Medical Missions fund scholarships for medical students in Haiti and work toward the establishment of a clinic at a "One Spirit" fundraiser taking place from 7-10pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $25. http://www.onespiritmissions.org
    7:00pm
  • Joshua Roman: Cellist, composer, curator and programmer Joshua Roman will return to the area for a special Bellingham Festival of Music recital at 7:30pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Roman has appeared as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and more. Tickets are $15-$35. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    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
  • Bellydance show: The world-famous Ruby Beh will be the featured performer at a full-length Bellydance Show taking place from 8-10pm at the Star Club, 311 E. Holly St. Local dancers Anyelle and Lillia will also be highlighted. Entry is $5. http://www.starclubbellingham.com
    8:00pm
  • Salsa Night: Rumba Northwest continues its "Friday Night Salsa" gatherings from 9pm-12am every Friday at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. The event kicks off with Salsa lessons by Antonio Diaz and Heather Haugland, followed by dancing to a variety of hot Latin rhythms until midnight. Entry to the all-ages event is $4. http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
    9:00pm

Saturday, April 25, 2015 (42 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, roller derby, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • The Art of Gardening: Regional vendors, display gardens and exhibitors with a focus on backyard farming, gardening and art specifically designed for the garden will be part of the third annual "Art of Gardening" from 10am-4pm Saturday and 10am-3pm Sunday in Anacortes at the Depot Arts and Community Center, 611 R Ave. Food and entertainment will also be part of the fun. Entry is free. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    10:00am
  • Apple Blossom & Honey Bee Festival: Apple bin train rides, blossom talks, family photo time, scavenger hunts and much more will be part of an "Apple Blossom & Honey Bee Festival" happening Saturday and Sunday at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Highlights include a performance by Pearl Django at 7pm Saturday night, and, on Sunday, a "Honey Bee 5K Trail Run" and talks by bee experts Sue Cobey and R. Ted Lawrence. Entry to the festival is free; concert tickets are $15, entry to the 5K is $20-$25 and bee presentations are $10 http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    10:00am
  • The Spitfire Grill: Performances of The Spitfire Grill conclude this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The dramatic musical focuses on a girl trying to make a fresh start in a small town in Wisconsin, and the power of redemption. Tickets are $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Foreigner: Larry Shue's The Foreigner continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The comedy takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia and focuses on a man who overhears more than he should after being falsely identified as a French man who speaks no English. Tickets are $8-$14; additional showings happen through May 2. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Harvey: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild concludes its production of Harvey this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The comedy focuses on Elwood P. Dowd, an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch-tall rabbit. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Scratchpad, Bellinghamlet: Local poets will join improvisers onstage to write poems that will influence improv comedy scenes—and vice versa—at "Scratchpad" performances at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Bellinghamlet," an improvised Shakespeare format. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • One-Act Operas: Western Washington University's Western Opera Studio presents performances of Enrique Granados' tragic Goyescas and Puccini’s only comedy, Gianni Schicchi, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's Performing Arts Center (choir room 16). Both one-act operas premiered at the Metropolitan Opera during World War I. Tickets are $13-$16. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • LinuxFest Northwest: Presentations on various F/OSS topics, as well as Linux distributions and applications, will be part of the annual LinuxFest Northwest from 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. The event promises to have something from everyone—from the novice to the professional. Admission is free. http://www.linuxfestnorthwest.org
    9:00am
  • 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
  • Lynden Breakfast: All-you-can-eat pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee will be on the menu at a fundraising Pancake Breakfast from 8-10:30am at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Entry is $3 for kids, $5 for adults. http://www.lyndencommunitycenter.org
    8:00am
  • Ferndale Pancake Breakfast: Attend a Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am in Ferndale at the American Legion, 5537 Second Ave. The event is held on the fourth Saturday of every month—excluding July and December. 384-7474
    8:00am
  • Superhero Run/Walk: Heroes of all shapes and sizes can take part in the third annual "Superhero 5K Run/Walk" starting at 9am at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. Age group awards will be given following the race, as will awards for best costume (and everyone who beats the villain to the finish). Entry is $25-$35; proceeds allow low-income children in Bellingham the opportunity to play, grow and explore at day camps and after-school programs. http://www.superheroes5k.org
    9:00am
  • NSEA Work Party: Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and Bellingham Parks to remove invasive plants at a Work Party from 9am-12 near Whatcom Creek at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. Park in the lot at the end of C Street and sign in at the blue NSEA tent. http://www.n-sea.org
    9:00am
  • Earth Day Work Party: Join Whatcom Land Trust for its annual Earth Day Work Party from 9am-12pm in Maple Falls at Maple Creek Reach, 7600 Mt. Baker Hwy. Volunteers will be planting native trees and removing invasive plants, so dress appropriately (tools and gloves will be provided, as will snacks). Please RSVP. http://www.whatcomlandtrust.org
    9:00am
  • Everson Plant Sale: The Everson Garden Club will host a Plant Sale from 9am-1pm on the lawn of Everson Elementary School, 216 Everson-Goshen Rd. Perennials, natives, shrubs, small trees, veggie starts, specialty plants and crafts will also be available. (360) 398-7466
    9:00am
  • Island Chicks Vintage Market: The Island Chicks will host its Spring Vintage/Antiques Market from 9am-4pm at the Port of Anacortes, 100 Commercial Ave. More than 40 vendors will be showing and selling antiques, vintage, re-purposed/refreshed and handmade treasures for your home and garden at the popular event. Entry is $3 with a donated food item to the Anacortes Food Band, or $5 without. (360) 420-8225
    9:00am
  • International Planting Day: Celebrate International Planting Day from 9am-7pm at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Bring containers from home—or purchase discounted ones there—and the staff will help you gather the right combination of plants and flowers. Labor and soil are free. http://www.garden-spot.com
    9:00am
  • Happy Feet 5K: Enjoy scenic views and raise funds to help educate girls in Africa at the Happy Feet 5K starting at 10am at Lake Padden, 4882 Samish Way. Entry is $20; kids 12 and under fun free. Prizes will be given to those with the "happiest feet"—creative interpretations are rewarded. http://www.happyfeet5krun.com
    10:00am
  • Community Meal: Pizza, salad and ice cream sundaes will be on the menu at the bimonthly Community Meal taking place from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Per usual, entry is free and open to all. 714-9029
    10:00am
  • Earth Day Planting Party: Celebrate Earth Day with the Skagit Land Trust and the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group and help restore native riparian plants in the Skagit and Samish watersheds at a Spring Riparian Planting Party from 10am-2pm at the Utopia Conservation Area in Sedro-Woolley. Please RSVP to get directions to the site. http://www.skagitfisheries.org
    10:00am
  • All About Solar: Attend an "All About Solar" workshop from 10am-12pm on Camano Island at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Rd. From 12-2pm, there'll be a Solar Tour around the island. Maps will be available at the center. Entry is free. http://www.firemountainsolar.com
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: Peruse and purchase a plethora of locally grown produce, ready-to-eat foods, crafts and more at the Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. The market runs every Saturday through Dec. 19. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Library Tour: Discover a hidden fourth floor, take a peek into the "book hospital" and more at a "Behind the Scenes" tour from 10:30am-12pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Meet at the SkillShare space; entry is free and no registration is required. 778-7217
    10:30am
  • Integrating Edibles: "Edible and Sustainable Landscaping" will be the focus of a free workshop taking place from 10:30am-12pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. From 1-3:30pm, learn more about "Building a Home Hoop House." You'll go home with plans, a materials list and the experience of having built one yourself. Entry is $30. Please register in advance for the second workshop. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    10:30am
  • Children’s Book Signing: Authors Charity Parenzini and Nelson Gassmon will read from and sign their children's book The Day the Sock Circus Came to Town from 1-3pm in La Conner at the Faded Cover, 105 S. First St. (360) 399-1673
    1:00pm
  • Children’s Book Signing: Authors Charity Parenzini and Nelson Gassmon will read from and sign their children's book The Day the Sock Circus Came to Town from 1-3pm in La Conner at the Faded Cover, 105 S. First St. (360) 399-1673
    1:00pm
  • Old Wives’ Tales: The Burlington Historical Society will host "Old Wives' Tales: Burlington's History from the Women's Point of View" from 1:30-3:30pm at the Burlington Parks and Rec Building, 900 E. Fairhaven St. Three panelists will share memories of growing up in Burlington, family stories of Burlington’s early days, and what it was like living without today’s many modern conveniences. The stories promise to be entertaining and make history come alive. Entry to the all-ages event is free. (360) 757-4757
    1:30pm
  • Ukulele Workshop & Show: Ralph "King of the Ukulele" Shaw will lead a ukulele workshop at 2pm at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. At 4pm, audiences can show up for a concert by the brilliant showman. Entry is $25 for the workshop, $10 for the concert. 733-6867 or http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    2:00pm
  • Photographic Legacy: View early 20th century, large-format images of the logging and railroad industries in the Pacific Northwest when Everson-based photographer Gary Meador leads a presentation on "Darius and Tabitha Kinsey: A Photographic Legacy" at 3pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Using Kinsey’s images of logging camps, railroads, and the enormous trees of the last century, Gary will draw on his own experience as a photographer to help us appreciate the Kinsey’s hard work and accomplishments. Entry 305-3600
    3:00pm
  • Pearl Django: Listen to the music of Django Reinhardt when Pearl Django returns to the area by popular demand as part of the Sudden Valley JazzFest series from 3-5:30pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 8 Barn View Dr. Tickets are $20; advance purchase is recommended. http://www.suddenvalleylibrary.org
    3:00pm
  • Experience Arts Fest: The Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts hosts "The Experience Arts Fest" from 3-9pm at the Conway Muse, 18444 Spruce St. Performances and activities include comedic scenes from Shakespeare Northwest, storytelling by Theresa Vaughn, a mask workshop, music by the Atlantic, Kim Hargrove, the Stilly River Band and others, dance lessons, a crafts bazaar and more. Suggested donation is $10 per person or $20 per family. http://www.conwaymuse.com
    3:00pm
  • 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
  • April Brews Day: Dozens of regional breweries will share their liquid libations at the annual Max Higbee Center fundraiser, April Brews Day, from 6:30-10pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $40 for VIP tickets. From 10am-2pm Sunday, attend a family-friendly Brews Day Brunch at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is $10. http://www.maxhigbee.org
    6:30pm
  • 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
  • Variety Show: Attend a Variety Show from 7-9pm at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Entry is $5; funds raised will go to BAAY Choir's trip to perform at Carnegie Hall in June. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Poetry Reading: In honor of National Poetry Month, local poets will share their wordy talents at a Firehouse Poetry Reading at 7pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Entry will be by donation at the door. 734-2776
    7:00pm
  • Island Geology: Western Washington University geology professor Ned Brown shares stories and slides from Geology of the San Juan Islands at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Brown provides detailed, approachable, full-color photos and diagrams to illuminate the complexities of these iconic islands. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance NYE Gala: Northern Contraband will provide live tunes and Seattle's Amy Wimmer will do the calling at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's Contra Dance happening from 7-10:30pm at Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. No experience or partner is needed. Entry is $6-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Drag Show: The Mount Vernon Skagit Valley College Rainbow Alliance hosts its third annual "Drag Show" at 7:30pm at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Entry is free, but donations will be gladly accepted. (360) 840-0770 or http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Kulshan Chorus: "Wanderings" will be the theme of a Kulshan Chorus concert at 7:30pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $7-$16 and can be purchased in advance through the WWU box office, at the Community Food Co-op, and Village Books. http://www.kulshanchorus.org or www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Goose Rock Hike: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a hike to Deception Pass State Park's Goose Rock (an estimated 4.5 miles round-trip with a 900-foot elevation gain). Meet at 8:30am at Sunnyland Elementary to carpool. Suggested carpool donation is $10. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    8:30pm

 

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