Week of Sunday, November 16, 2014
(107 events)

 

 

Sunday, November 16, 2014 (13 events)

  • Landscape With Weapon: The Skagit Valley College Drama Department presents Joe Penhall's Landscape With Weapon at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's Phil Tarro Theatre. The action-packed play focuses on a weapon designer who has created the ultimate surveillance drone—and the consequences of his actions. Tickets are $10 and additional showings happens Nov. 20-23. (866) 624-6897 or http://www.skagit.edu
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham’s Rep’s Swing/Shift: Bellingham Repertory Dance presents its ninth annual fall concert, titled "Swing/Shift" at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 5pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The performances—which will feature six works from choreographers who have never been presented in Bellingham—examine the comfort of repetitive patterns and the "delicious liberty" of changing the rhythm. Tickets are $14-$16 and additional showings happen Nov. 21-23. 734-2776 or http://www.bhamrep.org
    7:30pm
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau: Attend performances of The Island of Dr. Moreau at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 3:30pm Sunday, at the Mount Baker High School Auditorium, 4936 Deming Rd. Inspired the HG Wells' gothic novel, the performance tells the tale of a young man who lands on a strange island where a mad scientist tampers with nature to warp animals into humans. Tickets are $6-$8. (360) 383-2015
    7:00pm
  • Allied Arts Holiday Festival: The annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival begins this week from 10am-6pm Friday through Sunday at 4145 Meridian St. (near Park Bowl). The works of more than 100 local artisans and craftspeople can be perused and purchased from 10am-6pm Wednesdays through Sundays through Dec. 24. Entry is free. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • Cider Festival: Activities will happen from Friday through Sunday as part of the third annual Cider Festival at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. A dinner, a cider and mead tasting bar, tours, a home brew competition, cider pressing, a cider-making workshop, a parade and pageant, a fiddling competition, story hour for kids, an apple flapjack breakfast and more will be part of the "Great Cider-Mule Rendezvous." Prices vary. Check out the website for the full schedule of events. http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    7:00pm
  • Youth Concert: Attend a "Sunday @ 3 Youth Concert" at 3pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front. St. Tickets to the showcase of talented young musicians and performers is $5 at the door (free for kids 12 and under). http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    3:00am
  • 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
  • Adam Miller: Legendary folksinger, storyteller and autoharp virtuoso Adam Miller will perform a concert of American folksongs and autoharp instrumentals at 2pm at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.nancysfarm.com
    2:00pm
  • University Choir Concert: A University Choir Concert begins at 3pm at WWU's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-3130
    3:00pm
  • Mother, May I?: Local author C.J. Prince reads from her new poetry collection, Mother, May I?, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. 671-2626
    4:00pm
  • Southside Community Meal: All are welcome at the Happy Valley Neighborhood Association's Southside Community Meal from 5-6:30pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave. Although the meal is free, guests are asked to bring a potluck dessert. 733-6749
    5:00pm
  • Twin Peaks Cocktail Series: Join Sara Galactica for cocktail demos, tasty samples, fun activities, and screening of a select Twin Peaks episode at the final "Fire, Drink With Me" cocktail series at 6pm at the Temple Bar, 306 W. Champion St. Entry is $15. http://www.saragalactica.com
    6:00pm

Monday, November 17, 2014 (9 events)

  • Waxing Basics: An expert technician will go into an in-depth examination of how and why waxes work at a "Ski/Snowboard Waxing Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. This class will focus on a wide variety of subjects including base preparation, structure and minor repair. Register in advance for the free clinic. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Winter Birding: Naturalist, artist and former ranger Libby Mills leads a "Winter Birding in Skagit Valley" presentation at 6pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
    6:00pm
  • Travel Talk: Ron Snyder and Cathy Taggett lead an interactive "Travels Near and Far" presentation at 6:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. Travels in Italy, France, Greece, Egypt, Israel, and Louisiana will be covered. Entry is free. 305-3600
    6:30pm
  • Autumn Soups: Karina Davidson leads an "Autumn Soups for the Body and Soul" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39, with a $7 wine option payable at class. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Whatcom Flute Ensemble: Listeners will be treated to a variety of songs that include classical, modern, a march and a spiritual medley when the Whatcom Flute Ensemble performs from 7-8:30pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Entry to the all-ages concert is free. http://www.wcls.org
    7:00pm
  • Ordinary Sins: Jim Heynen reads from his new collection of short fiction, Ordinary Sins: Stories, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The stories are augmented by the illustrations of renowned art Tom Porht. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Rock & Gem Club Meeting: Geologist George Mustoe talks about "Using Plant Fossils to Study the Uplift History of the Cascade Range" at the Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club's monthly meeting at 7pm Bloedel Donovan, 2214 Electric Ave. There will also be door prizes at the meeting, a brief business meeting, refreshments, and a silent auction of rocks and rock literature. Visitors are always welcome. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. 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, November 18, 2014 (5 events)

  • Nature Writing Workshop: Chuckanut Writers and the North Cascades Institute team up to present a "Nature Writing Workshop" with journalist and author Gary Ferguson from 9:30am-4:30pm at the Whatcom Community College Foundation Building. Cost is $75. 383-3200 or http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
    9:30am
  • 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
  • Novel Writing Month Support: As part of National Novel Writing Month, authors who are taking part in the NaNoWriMo project can meet up to discuss and work on their novels from 4-8pm Tuesdays and 4-6pm Thursdays in November at the SkillShare space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. A wrap-up session happens Sat., Nov. 29. Entry is free. 778-7217 or http://www.nanowrimo.org
    4:00pm
  • Wilderness Lessons: Acclaimed nature writer and journalist Gary Ferguson reads from The Carry Home: Lessons from the American Wilderness at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book " is both a moving celebration of the outdoor life shared between Gary and his wife Jane, who died tragically in a canoeing accident in northern Ontario in 2005, and a chronicle of the mending, uplifting power of nature." http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Sustainable Agriculture Presentation: Heather Tiszai will share the story of her work to promote a diverse, self-reliant local food movement on Andros Island in the Bahamas at a "Sustainable Agriculture" presentation at 7pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. Tiszai is launching a new nonprofit on the concepts she'll be focusing on. Entry is free. http://www.growingalliances.org
    7:00pm

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 (14 events)

  • Radium Girls: Attend showings of Radium Girls at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Sehome High School Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. The play is inspired by a true story that takes a look at the "commercialization of science, and the power of the truth." Tickets are $10. http://www.sehomedrama.weebly.com
    7:30pm
  • Allied Arts Holiday Festival: The annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival continues from 10am-6pm Wednesdays through Sundays through Dec. 24. at 4145 Meridian St. (near Park Bowl). The works of more than 100 local artisans and craftspeople can be perused and purchased at the festival. Entry is free. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • City Club Meeting: "What Just Happened and What Does it Mean for Us?" will be the focus of a Bellingham City Club election-focused panel discussion and luncheon starting at 11:30am at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. Entry is $13-$18 in advance and $15-$20 at the door. http://www.bellinghamcityclub.org
    11:30am
  • Jade Carving: Nathaniel Cook and Deborah Wilson of Acme Carvers will demonstrate jade carving, offer examples of their own work and tell stories of their adventures mining for jade in Western Washington from 3-6pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry is free. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    3:00pm
  • GROUP RIDE: The Mt. Baker Bike Club hosts a Group Ride starting every Wednesday at 6pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Be prepared to ride for 30 miles at a race/training pace, and regroup at the brewery following the excursion. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    6:00pm
  • Evening Epic Run: A weekly “Evening Epic Run” begins at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The strenuous runs are 1.5-2 hours in length on hilly terrain with experienced trail runners. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Winter Camping Basics: Greg Nace helms a "Winter Camping Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Nace will cover how to plan, how to stay warm, how to select winter-appropriate gear and what to expect when setting up camp and during your overnighter. Entry is free; register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Poetry Open Mic: Sign up for the South Whatcom Library's Poetry Open Mic Night at 6pm at the Sudden Valley YMCA, 8 Barn View Ct. Readings and music performances begin at 6:30pm. Entry is free. http://www.wcls.org
    6:00pm
  • Rick Steves: "European Travel Skills" will be the subject when travel guru and author Rick Steves gives the first of two presentations at 6pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. At 8pm, he'll focus on "The Holy Land: A Talk about Israel and Palestine." Entry is $5; you ticket admits you to one or both of the presentations. Proceeds benefit the school's PTSA. http://www.villagebooks.com or www.ricksteves.com
    6:00pm
  • Chef’s Table: Adventurous eaters who like being surprised with culinary artistry will want to reserve a seat for Robert Fong's "Chef’s Table" course happening from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $55. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • MVHS Music: Students from the celebrated Mount Vernon High School instrumental music department will perform a concert of varied works for bands and orchestra at 7pm at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Entry is $4-$8. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:00pm
  • The Adam Thomas Trio: As part of opening month for the new Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center, attend a singing and swinging concert with the Adam Thomas Trio at 7pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. Tickets are $10-$20. At 7pm Wed., Nov. 26 the Kareem Kandi Trio will perform. http://www.boxleysplace.com/bellingham
    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
  • Comedy at the Shoe: 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, November 20, 2014 (19 events)

  • Radium Girls: Attend showings of Radium Girls at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Sehome High School Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. The play is inspired by a true story that takes a look at the "commercialization of science, and the power of the truth." Tickets are $10. http://www.sehomedrama.weebly.com
    7:30pm
  • Allied Arts Holiday Festival: The annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival continues from 10am-6pm Wednesdays through Sundays through Dec. 24. at 4145 Meridian St. (near Park Bowl). The works of more than 100 local artisans and craftspeople can be perused and purchased at the festival. Entry is free. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon: The Whatcom Community College Players present showings of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the school's Heiner Theater. The production features the upending of innumerable fairy tales (Snow White, Cinderella, etc.) and is family-friendly. Tickets are $5 (free for kids 12 and under). 383-3532 or http://www.whatcom.ctc.edu
    7:30am
  • Home for the Holidays: Find an incredible selection of seasonal decor, gift items and gourmet foods at the 33rd annual "Home for the Holidays" from 5:30-9:30pm Thursday, 9:30am-9:30pm Friday, and 9:30am-5:30pm Saturday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry and parking are free. http://www.homefortheholidaysbellingham.com
    5:30pm
  • Maple Alley Inn Thanksgiving: All are welcome to partake of a Thanksgiving meal from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Maple Alley Inn at Faith Lutheran Church, 2750 McLeod Rd. Entry is free to those seeking a hot, home-cooked meal. (360) 739-7335 or http://www.oppco.org
    11:30am
  • Valhalla Revealed: Historical fiction writer Robert A. Wright presents and reads from his espionage thriller and family saga, Valhalla Revealed, at today's Brown Bag presentation at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Fall Wine Tasting: Taste unique fall wine from Cru selections paired with artisan cheese at a "Fall Wine Tasting" from 5:30-7:30pm at Perfectly Paired Gourmet, 1200 Old Fairhaven Pkwy. There will also be an exclusive club unveiling, holiday discounts, gourmet sweets available for purchase, and more. Tickets are $10 (the fee will be waived if you purchase a bottle of wine). http://www.perfectlypairedgourmet.com
    5:30pm
  • Adventures in Beekeeping: Brookfield Farm Bees and Honey's Karen Bean focuses on "Adventures in BeeKeeping" at a free presentation at 6pm at Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
    6:00pm
  • Mindful Eating: Registered dietician and nutritionist Lisa Samuel focuses on "Mindful Eating" at an interactive workshop happening from 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Samuel will focus on how applying mindful eating to your daily life can have a profound effect on your digestion, your health and your relationship with food. A light meal will be served. Entry is $15. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:30pm
  • Indigenous History: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz shares stories and ideas from her book An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the U.S. empire. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Traditional Places: Matt Warbiss, Lummi Nation Tribal member and artist, will present "Traditional Places of the Lummi Nation" at a slide and flute presentation from 7-9pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. http://www.wcls.org
    7:00pm
  • Colombia Travelogue: Susan Spiegel presents a "Columbia: So Much More Than Coffee" Travelogue presentation from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation to the talk and slideshow is $3. 778-7000
    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
  • A Broadway Cabaret: The Bellingham Music Club will host an encore performance of "A Broadway Cabaret" at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. With quick-change songs, dances and vignettes, the cast will recreate moments from beloved Broadway and stage hits from the last 100 years. Entry is $15. bellinghammusicclub.org
    7:30pm
  • Wine, Women and Song: The Allegra Women's Ensemble, the Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers, guest artist Cheryl Hodge and others will perform at a Bellingham Sings "Wine, Women and Song" benefit at 7:30pm at Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. Admission is $25. http://www.bellinghamsings.org
    7:30pm
  • Final Serial Killers: Two remaining teams will present episodic plays at the "Serial Killers" finale at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The audience will vote to kill off one of the productions, with the remaining team winning $1,000. Entry is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. (P.S. If you've missed a week or two, a recap team will get you up to date.) http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • High School Choral Festival: Attend a free High School Choral Festival concert at 8pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. 650-3130
    8:00pm

Friday, November 21, 2014 (18 events)

  • Radium Girls: Attend showings of Radium Girls at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Sehome High School Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. The play is inspired by a true story that takes a look at the "commercialization of science, and the power of the truth." Tickets are $10. http://www.sehomedrama.weebly.com
    7:30pm
  • Allied Arts Holiday Festival: The annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival continues from 10am-6pm Wednesdays through Sundays through Dec. 24. at 4145 Meridian St. (near Park Bowl). The works of more than 100 local artisans and craftspeople can be perused and purchased at the festival. Entry is free. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon: The Whatcom Community College Players present showings of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the school's Heiner Theater. The production features the upending of innumerable fairy tales (Snow White, Cinderella, etc.) and is family-friendly. Tickets are $5 (free for kids 12 and under). 383-3532 or http://www.whatcom.ctc.edu
    7:30am
  • Home for the Holidays: Find an incredible selection of seasonal decor, gift items and gourmet foods at the 33rd annual "Home for the Holidays" from 5:30-9:30pm Thursday, 9:30am-9:30pm Friday, and 9:30am-5:30pm Saturday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry and parking are free. http://www.homefortheholidaysbellingham.com
    5:30pm
  • Doubles and Triples: Teams of two will create never-before-seen stories and scenarios at "Doubles" shows at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, "Triples" teams will take the stage. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Bellingham Repertory Dance’s Swing/Shift: Bellingham Repertory Dance presents its ninth annual fall concert, titled "Swing/Shift" at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 5pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The performances—which will feature six works from choreographers who have never been presented in Bellingham—examine the comfort of repetitive patterns and the "delicious liberty" of changing the rhythm. Tickets are $14-$16. 734-2776 or http://www.bhamrep.org
    7:30pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in November at Bellingham's Cornwall Park. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Western Line Dancing: A 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
    10:54am
  • Open House and Garage Sale: Attend an "Open House & Garage Sale" from 2-6pm at Home Port Learning Center, 707 Astor St. Funds raised at the event will benefit the alternative school for at-risk youth. (360) 714-8860
    2:00pm
  • 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
  • Elvis & Orbison: Performers Dino Marcris and Bill DeGroot will pay tribute to the late Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison at a performance from 6-8:30pm at the Ferndale Senior Center, 1999 Cherry St. Tickets to the fundraiser are $15. 384-6244
    6:00pm
  • Family Story Night: Professionals from the Bellingham Storyteller's Guild will offer up an hour of coaching and an introduction to the craft at 6pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. At 7pm, Family Story Night will commence. Entry to both events is free. 778-7188
    6:00pm
  • Community Dance: Marlin Prowell will call dances at a Community Dance from 7-8pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. The event is kid-friendly. Entry is by donation. http://www.buf.org
    7:00pm
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas: Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth's Pixie Theatre—featuring kids ages 5 to 8—will present showings of A Charlie Brown Christmas at 6pm Friday and Saturday at the BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Admission is $5 at the door. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Murder in the Fourth Corner: Local author and documentary filmmaker Todd A. Warger shares stories from Murder in the Fourth Corner: True Stories of Whatcom County's Earliest Homicides at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book is a series of 13 true crime stories highlighting the more unsavory history of early Bellingham and Whatcom County. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband: Listen to bluegrass infused with flavors of rap, rock and contemporary country when Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband perform at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets to see the Utah-based quintet are $25. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Seattle International Comedy Competition: The 35th annual Seattle International Comedy Competition semifinals commence at 8pm at the Skagit Valley Casino Resort, 5984 N. Darrk Lane. Tickets to the (sold-out) show are $21. ww.seattlecomedycompetition.org
    8:00pm

Saturday, November 22, 2014 (34 events)

  • Radium Girls: Attend showings of Radium Girls at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Sehome High School Little Theatre, 2700 Bill McDonald Pkwy. The play is inspired by a true story that takes a look at the "commercialization of science, and the power of the truth." Tickets are $10. http://www.sehomedrama.weebly.com
    7:30pm
  • Allied Arts Holiday Festival: The annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival continues from 10am-6pm Wednesdays through Sundays through Dec. 24. at 4145 Meridian St. (near Park Bowl). The works of more than 100 local artisans and craftspeople can be perused and purchased at the festival. Entry is free. http://www.alliedarts.org
    10:00am
  • The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon: The Whatcom Community College Players present showings of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the school's Heiner Theater. The production features the upending of innumerable fairy tales (Snow White, Cinderella, etc.) and is family-friendly. Tickets are $5 (free for kids 12 and under). 383-3532 or http://www.whatcom.ctc.edu
    7:30am
  • Home for the Holidays: Find an incredible selection of seasonal decor, gift items and gourmet foods at the 33rd annual "Home for the Holidays" from 5:30-9:30pm Thursday, 9:30am-9:30pm Friday, and 9:30am-5:30pm Saturday at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry and parking are free. http://www.homefortheholidaysbellingham.com
    5:30pm
  • Doubles and Triples: Teams of two will create never-before-seen stories and scenarios at "Doubles" shows at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, "Triples" teams will take the stage. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Bellingham Repertory Dance’s Swing/Shift: Bellingham Repertory Dance presents its ninth annual fall concert, titled "Swing/Shift" at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 5pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The performances—which will feature six works from choreographers who have never been presented in Bellingham—examine the comfort of repetitive patterns and the "delicious liberty" of changing the rhythm. Tickets are $14-$16. 734-2776 or http://www.bhamrep.org
    7:30pm
  • Holiday Farmers Market: Support local famers and get some of your Thanksgiving food shopping done early when the Anacortes Farmers Market hosts its 8th annual "Holiday Farmers Market" from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the Anacortes Port Warehouse, 100 Commercial Ave. Live music, door prizes and more will happen throughout the weekend. Entry is free. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    10:00am
  • Fairhaven Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:00am
  • GBRCs Turkey Trot: Join the Greater Bellingham Running Club for its annual "Turkey Trot" starting at 9am at Whatcom Falls Park. Meet at the main picnic shelters to register for the 5K. Entry is an $8 minimum donation to the Food Bank per runner, or $20 per family (kids under 12 are free). http://www.gbrc.net
    9:00am
  • NSEA Work Party: Joins reps from the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and Whatcom Land Trust for a Work Party from 9am-12pm along WLT's property at Landingstrip Creek (see website for directions). Parking is available at Acme Elementary School. http://www.n-sea.org
    9:00am
  • Holiday Craft Bazaar: Local artisans and crafters will have their work available for purchase and perusal at today's Holiday Craft Bazaar from 9am-3pm at Zuanich Point Park's Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Dr. 676-2500
    9:00am
  • Holiday Open House: A wreath bar, tasty treats, hot chocolate, discounts, Christmas tree sales and more will be part of a "Northwest Bliss Open House" from 9am-5pm at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. http://www.garden-spot.com
    9:00am
  • Community Meal: A turkey dinner with all the fixings can be had at the bimonthly Community Meal from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Per usual, entry is free and open to all. 714-9029
    10:00am
  • Parks Work Party: Join a guide from the Bellingham Parks Department and other volunteers for a work party from 10am-12pm at Lake Padden Park, 4882 Samish Way. Attendees will be removing invasive plants and planting natives. 778-7105
    10:00am
  • Veterans Benefits Event: If you have served in the United States military and need help accessing your benefit, attend a "Veteran Benefits" event from 10am-1pm at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. If you need to enroll in VA health care, need military discharge papers or require other information about your benefits, come to the fee event. (360) 393-5514 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: Attend the weekly Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 20 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Poetry Workshops: Jeffrey Morgan leads an "Eavesdropping in the 21st Century" poetry workshop from 10am-12pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. From 1-3pm, Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen focuses on "What Else is Also True?" Fees are $30 per workshop, or $50 for both; funds raised benefit the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest. Please register in advance. http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    10:00am
  • Kale House Art Show: Approximately 20 artists from Whatcom and Skagit counties will share their creative wares at the 15th annual "Kale House Art Show & Sale" from 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday and again Nov. 29-30 at Everson's Kale House, 201 Kale St. Entry is free. http://www.kalehouse.net
    10:00am
  • Holiday Craft Fair: Handmade crafts, arts, jewelry, woodwork and other unique, locally-made gifts can be checked out at a Holiday Craft Fair from 10am-4pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 8 Barn View Court. Live music, food and a raffle will also be part of the day's activities. http://www.suddenvalley.com
    10:00am
  • Rexville Grange Art Show: Paintings, pottery, glass art, photography, jewelry, fine crafts, weaving, woodwork and much more will be available for purchase and perusal at the Rexville Grange Art Show from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. Entry to the holiday arts and crafts show is free. http://www.rexvillegrangeartshow.com
    10:00am
  • Fishboy Holiday Show: Check out the myriad works of folk artist R.R. Clark at the annual FishBoy Holiday Show from 2-9pm at the FishBoy Gallery, 617 Virginia St. (near Trader Joe's). Entry is free. http://www.fishboygallery.com
    2:00pm
  • Rain Barrels 101: Brad Walters will demonstrate how to prep, assemble and maintain a rain barrel at a "Rain Barrel Construction" presentation at 3:30pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Entry is free and no registration is required. 778-7217
    3:30pm
  • Skagit Wine & Beer Festival: Sample wine and microbrews from around the county and the region at today's Skagit Wine & Beer Festival from 4-8pm in Mount Vernon at the Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn & Convention Center, 2300 Market St. Tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple and include wine and beer tastings, glass, food, chocolate and locally produced cheese samples. VIP tickets are $60 per person or $110 per couple. http://www.mountvernonchamber.com
    4:00pm
  • Honey I Shrunk the Art Opening: The works of more than 40 artists working in glass, ceramics, sculpture and paintings can be seen at an opening reception and potluck party for the 24th annual "Honey, I Shrunk the Art" exhibit from 4-8:30pm at Camano Island's Matzke Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way. The show continues through Jan. 18. http://www.matzkefineart.com
    4:00pm
  • China and Afghanistan: Author, educator and civic entrepreneur Eric Lieu explores the complex dimensions of American identity when he reads from A Chinaman's Chance: One Family's Journey and the Chinese American Dream at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 7pm, journalist and illustrator Ted Rall shares his new book, After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back As Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan. Both events are free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Line Dancing Classes: Western Line Dancing classes are offered at 6pm (beginners) and 7pm (intermediates) every Friday night at Lynden’s Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is needed. Cost is $5 per class. 354-4325
    6:00pm
  • Dance Bellingham Dance Competition: The fourth annual "Dance Bellingham Dance" fundraiser and dance-off competition begins at 6:45pm at the Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Rd. The event features five local couples who have been training for two months, five dance styles and an ’80s theme (that you can get in on). Tickets are $50 and include dinner; funds raising benefit Bellingham Young Life. http://www.dancebellinghamdance.com
    6:45pm
  • Legends of the Blues II: Patti Allen, the Mark Riley Trio, the CD Woodbury Band, and Jim McLaughlin will bring regional talent to the forefront when they perform at a "Legends of the Blues II" concert at 7pm at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center at Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. Tickets are $15. http://www.arlingtonartscouncil.net
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: Northern ContraBand will play and Karen Marshall will do the calling at the Bellingham Country Dance Society's Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Entry is $6-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Purge & Prejudice: Professor Paul Englesberg will focus on "Purge and Prejudice: The 1907 'Anti-Hindu' Riot in Bellingham" at a 7:30pm presentation at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. The program will include a short documentary, previously unpublished photos and his journey researching the topic. Entry is free. http://www.wcls.org
    7:30pm
  • MIllie & the Mentshn: The classically trained musicians known as Millie & the Mentshn will play world music that ranges "from Prokofiev to Gershwin to Latin to raucous dance-in-the-aisle Klezmer" at 7:30pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    7:30pm
  • TGR’s Almost Ablaze: View Teton Gravity Research's latest ski and snowboard film Almost Ablaze at 7:30pm in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The "global odyssey" highlights stunning locations, next-level riding, and the globetrotting lifestyle of thrill-seeking athletes. Tickets are $12-$16. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Comedy Nite: Nate Jackson will be the featured standup comedian at the monthly Comedy Nite performance at 9pm at Lakeway Inn's Poppes 360, 714 Lakeway Dr. Jamal Harrington will also perform, and Randall Ragsdale will be the host. Tickets are $10. http://www.facebook.com/comedynite or www.natejacksoncomedy.com
    9:00pm
  • 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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