Week of Sunday, March 1, 2015
(109 events)

 

 

Sunday, March 1, 2015 (14 events)

  • The Underpants: Professional and community actors can be seen onstage when the Mount Baker Theatre presents its sixth year of Winter Repertory Theatre with performances of Steve Martin's The Underpants concluding this week at showings at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the see the satire—which takes place in 1910 and focuses on a scandal caused when the wife of a government clerk loses control of her 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Leading Ladies: Ken Ludwig's Leading Ladies—a comedy about down-on-their-luck English Shakesperean actors attempting to fool a rich old lady out of her money by posing as long-lost relatives—concludes this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • The Last Days of Judas Iscariot: The Skagit Valley College Drama Department presents showings of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot for the final week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's Phil Tarro Theatre. Tickets are $5. http://www.skagit.edu
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Opera’s Cinderella: The classic fairy tale known as Cinderella—or La Cenerentola‚will be brought to life by the Skagit Opera at performances at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Gioachino Rossini's enchanting opera can also be seen March 6 and 8. Tickets are $25-$59. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Birding Festival: The 10th annual "Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival" takes place Saturday and Sunday in Stanwood. Events include seminars, tours and hands-on activities. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.snowgoosefest.org
    10:00am
  • Orchid Show and Sale: The Mt. Baker Orchid Society hosts its annual Show and Sale from 9am-5pm Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Skagit Valley Gardens, 18923 Peter Johnson Rd. In addition to the orchid displays, commercial vendors and members will have orchids for sale. Entry is free; there will be a repotting service by donation. http://www.orchid-society.net
    9:00am
  • Winter Festival: "A Fascination for Hellebores" will be the theme of the ninth annual "Winter Festival" happening Saturday and Sunday in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Sign up in advance if you want to hear guest speaker Katie Miller of Skagit Gardens talk on the topic at 11am Saturday. http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
    10:00am
  • High School Bands: After performing in festivals throughout Washington, the Mount Vernon High School bands and orchestras present a performance of music from their core repertoire at 7pm at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $4 for students, $6 for seniors, and $8 for adults. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:00pm
  • Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest: The Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is accepting single-poem submissions from Whatcom County residents until March 31. Winners are invited to read their poems at a free public awards ceremony on Thurs., May 14, and winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses. Walk Award poems are displayed on plaques in front of the Bellingham Public Library for a year; placards of both Walk and Merit Award poems circulate in WTA buses throughout the county. See the guidelines http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Community Breakfast: Get served by local politicians at the monthly Community Breakfast happening from 8am-1pm at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry to the breakfasts—which feature made-from-scratch pancakes, french toast, sausage, eggs and more—is $2 for kids and $5 for adults. Kids 5 and under are free. 739-9605
    8:00am
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mt. Baker Bike Club for the weekly “Rabbit Ride” starting at 8:30am at Fairhaven Bike & Ski, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route sees riders heading down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. 733-4433 or http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8:30am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bike & Ski, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. This is intended to be a fitness ride, and you're encouraged to push yourself. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • Dinah Pelerin Mystery: Jeanne Matthews reads from her latest Dinah Pelerin mystery, Where the Bones are Buried, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Readers of the series can expect blackmailing, murder, long-buried secrets and more. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm

Monday, March 2, 2015 (4 events)

  • High School Bands: After performing in festivals throughout Washington, the Mount Vernon High School bands and orchestras present a performance of music from their core repertoire at 7pm at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $4 for students, $6 for seniors, and $8 for adults. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:00pm
  • Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest: The Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is accepting single-poem submissions from Whatcom County residents until March 31. Winners are invited to read their poems at a free public awards ceremony on Thurs., May 14, and winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses. Walk Award poems are displayed on plaques in front of the Bellingham Public Library for a year; placards of both Walk and Merit Award poems circulate in WTA buses throughout the county. See the guidelines http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    5:00pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation. http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9:30pm every Monday at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    9:30pm

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 (7 events)

  • High School Bands: After performing in festivals throughout Washington, the Mount Vernon High School bands and orchestras present a performance of music from their core repertoire at 7pm at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $4 for students, $6 for seniors, and $8 for adults. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:00pm
  • Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest: The Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is accepting single-poem submissions from Whatcom County residents until March 31. Winners are invited to read their poems at a free public awards ceremony on Thurs., May 14, and winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses. Walk Award poems are displayed on plaques in front of the Bellingham Public Library for a year; placards of both Walk and Merit Award poems circulate in WTA buses throughout the county. See the guidelines http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    5:00pm
  • Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 255-7166 or 647-0910
    12:00pm
  • All-Paces Run: Staffers and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. During these cold, dark months a headlamp or flashlight is required. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Avalanche Awareness: Find out where and why avalanches occur at an "Avalanche Awareness" clinic happening from 6-7:30pm at REI, 400 36th St. Attendees will learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports, recognize basic signs of avalanche danger and avoid it, and find out more about local case histories. Register in advance for the free event. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • The Elusive Mr. Pond: Author and historian Barry Gough shares stories from his historical tome The Elusive Mr. Pond at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book focuses on Peter Pond, a precursor to Lewis and Clark whose legendary exploits in the fur trade included a life shrouded in mystery. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • University Choir Concert: Head to Western Washington University for a free performance by WWU's University Choir at 8pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The show is open to the public. 650-3130
    8:00pm

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 (16 events)

  • High School Bands: After performing in festivals throughout Washington, the Mount Vernon High School bands and orchestras present a performance of music from their core repertoire at 7pm at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $4 for students, $6 for seniors, and $8 for adults. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:00pm
  • Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest: The Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is accepting single-poem submissions from Whatcom County residents until March 31. Winners are invited to read their poems at a free public awards ceremony on Thurs., May 14, and winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses. Walk Award poems are displayed on plaques in front of the Bellingham Public Library for a year; placards of both Walk and Merit Award poems circulate in WTA buses throughout the county. See the guidelines http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    5:00pm
  • Music Club Concert: Winners of the Nicholas Brussard High School Instrumental Awards and the Ethel Crook High School String Awards will perform at a Bellingham Music Club concert at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. Admission will be free to the public, with donations accepted to support future student award. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.wordpress.com
    10:30am
  • Lentil Underground: Liz Carlisle shares ideas from Lentil Underground at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book tells the story of the renegade band of farmers Carlisle met during her stint with United States Senator Jon Tester, an organic farmer from her home state of Montana. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Strait Talk: Barry Gough, internationally recognized author and historian, will share stories from his new book Juan de Fuca's Strait, at 4pm at Western Washington University's Wilson Library (in the Special Collections room on the sixth floor). The free talk on “Sailing the Waterway of Forgotten Dreams: Art and European Vision on the Northwest Coast in the Age of Juan de Fuca and his Successors" is open to the public. http://www.wwu.edu
    4:00pm
  • Green Drinks: Network with likeminded environmentally aware community members at the monthly Green Drinks gathering from 5-7pm at the Powerhouse, 2515 St. Paul St. The locale is a Net Zero Plus co-housing project in the Sunnyland neighborhood. TCLegend Homes, the builder of the project, will also be giving personal tours. http://www.re-sources.org
    5:00pm
  • GROUP RIDE: The Mt. Baker Bike Club hosts a Group Ride starting every Wednesday at 6pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Be prepared to ride for 30 miles at a race/training pace, and regroup at the brewery following the excursion. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    6:00pm
  • Evening Epic Run: A weekly “Evening Epic Run” begins at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The strenuous runs are 1.5-2 hours in length on hilly terrain with experienced trail runners. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Group Run: All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free and no registration is required. http://www.skagitrunners.org
    6:00pm
  • Springtime in Paris: Seattle-based chef Olaiya Land focuses on "Paris in the Springtime" courses such as chicken liver pate, mache salad, roasted duck and souffle at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry is $58. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:00pm
  • Examining Race: "Examining Race, Civic Engagement, and Citizenship Post-Ferguson: Where Do We Go From Here?" will be the focus of a panel discussion and plenary session from 6-9pm at the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St. The event, which is being put on by WWU's Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education, is free and open to all. 650-2649 or http://www.wwu.edu
    6:00pm
  • In the Mood Musical Revue: The In The Mood singers and dancers with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra present "In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Revue" at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to hear the "music that moved the nation’s spirit" are $20-$49. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Kareem Kandi Trio: The Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center presents a concert by the Kareem Kandi Trio at 7pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. Entry is $5 for students, $10 general. http://www.wjmac.org
    7:00pm
  • Lentil Underground: Liz Carlisle shares ideas from her debut book, Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book tells the story of a renegade band of farmers she met during a stint as a legislative correspondent for agriculture and natural resources in the office of U.S. State Senator Jon Tester. http://www.villagebooks.com
    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
  • Downbeat: As part of a WWU faculty jazz series, attend a "Downbeat" performance at 8pm at the BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Additional shows take place April 1, May 6, and June 3. Tickets are free for students, $10 general. 306-8531 or http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
    8:00pm

Thursday, March 5, 2015 (19 events)

  • Mary Poppins: Students will present performances of the musical Mary Poppins staring this week at shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Ferndale High School Auditorium, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $7-$10. Additional showings happen at 7:30pm March 12-13, and 1:30pm and 7:30pm Sat., March 14. http://www.ferndale.wednet.edu
    7:30pm
  • Spring Book Sale: Tables will be re-stocked on the regular at a Spring Book Sale happening from 10am-6pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday, at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. All proceeds of the sales of books and media for all ages will benefit the library. 778-7250
    10:00am
  • Uncle Vanya: Western Washington University Performing Arts debuts its version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets to see the "masterpiece of frustrated longing and wasted lives" are $11-$16. Additional showings happen March 11-14. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Adoration of Dora: Lojo Simon's Adoration of Dora concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play is an exploration of the life of surrealist photographer Dora Maar as she "lives with the threat of war and in the shadow cast by her lover, Pablo Picasso." Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Sundays show is $6 for students, seniors and service industry employees http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • High School Bands: After performing in festivals throughout Washington, the Mount Vernon High School bands and orchestras present a performance of music from their core repertoire at 7pm at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $4 for students, $6 for seniors, and $8 for adults. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:00pm
  • Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest: The Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is accepting single-poem submissions from Whatcom County residents until March 31. Winners are invited to read their poems at a free public awards ceremony on Thurs., May 14, and winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses. Walk Award poems are displayed on plaques in front of the Bellingham Public Library for a year; placards of both Walk and Merit Award poems circulate in WTA buses throughout the county. See the guidelines http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    5:00pm
  • Spring Exhibit Reception: Celebrate artists from around the region at a reception for the continuing Spring Juried Exhibit from 6-8pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The selected juried works can be seen alongside the "From Dusk to Dawn: Twilight and Night Skies" exhibit and paintings by Anacortes-based artist Jennifer Bowman. Entry is free. See the works through May 30. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:00pm
  • Mexican Kitchen: Ana Jackson helms "The Mexican Kitchen: Empanadas & Chiles Rellenos" from 6-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39; a $5 beer option will be payable at class. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • NSEA Trivia Night: The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) will host a fundraising Fish Trivia Night at 6pm at Aslan Brewing Company, 1330 N. Forest St. Entry is $5; funds raised will benefit NSEA's Scientific Monitoring Prog http://www.n-sea.org
    6:00pm
  • Necromancy Tale: Award-winning writer Randy Henderson reads from his new book of fiction, Finn Fancy Necromancy, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book of fantasy focuses on a man who was framed for the crime of dark necromancy and his search for truth. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Finn Fancy: Randy Henderson reads from his new book of fiction, Finn Fancy Necromancy, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Henderson is the grand prize winner of Writers of the Future Award for 2014, a Clarion West graduate, and member of SFWA and Codex. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Uzbekistan Travelogue: Writer and traveler Marie Laure Valandro will focus on "A Single Woman's Travels and Trekking in Uzbekistan" at a Travelogue series presentation from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org or www.cob.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
  • Nordic Ski Club Meeting: Bring a treat to share and talk about where there is snow and who has been having fun skiing at the monthly Nooksack Nordic Ski Club meeting at 7:30pm at the Garden Street Methodist Church, 1326 Garden St. New and prospective members are always welcome. http://www.nooksacknordicskiclub.org
    7:30pm
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Celebrate more than 50 years of joyous and uplifting music when Ladysmith Black Mambazo returns to Bellingham for a 7:30pm performance at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The a cappella vocal group has created a musical and spiritual message that has touched a worldwide audience, while maintaining the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions. Tickets are $20-$45. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Night Beat: Whatcom Symphony Orchestra percussionist and Squalicum High School band director Kay Reilly will return for a Bellingham Music Club "Night Beat" recital at 7:30pm at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. A plethora of area musicians will join her for the show. Tickets are $10. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.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
  • Composers of Western: New and original music from talented Western Washington University students will be highlighted at a "Composers of Western" performance at 8pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-3130 or http://www.wwu.edu
    8:00pm

Friday, March 6, 2015 (26 events)

  • Mary Poppins: Students will present performances of the musical Mary Poppins staring this week at shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Ferndale High School Auditorium, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $7-$10. Additional showings happen at 7:30pm March 12-13, and 1:30pm and 7:30pm Sat., March 14. http://www.ferndale.wednet.edu
    7:30pm
  • Spring Book Sale: Tables will be re-stocked on the regular at a Spring Book Sale happening from 10am-6pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday, at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. All proceeds of the sales of books and media for all ages will benefit the library. 778-7250
    10:00am
  • Uncle Vanya: Western Washington University Performing Arts debuts its version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets to see the "masterpiece of frustrated longing and wasted lives" are $11-$16. Additional showings happen March 11-14. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Adoration of Dora: Lojo Simon's Adoration of Dora concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play is an exploration of the life of surrealist photographer Dora Maar as she "lives with the threat of war and in the shadow cast by her lover, Pablo Picasso." Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Sundays show is $6 for students, seniors and service industry employees http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • An Evening with Robert Frost: Attend "An Evening with Robert Frost" at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to see the reader's theater event are $5. All proceeds benefit the theater's ClassACT Program. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Harold: View classic improvisational skills when showings of "The Harold"—an improv style that intermixes games and scenes to create a uniquely amazing show—begins this weekend with 8pm and 10pm performances at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Additional showings of the format continue Fridays and Saturdays through March 21. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • PhotoLush 2015: Professional photographers from around the region will be on hand to share their talents at "PhotoLUSH 2015" happening from 5:30-10pm Friday, and 9:30am-10pm Saturday at Broadway Hall, 1300 Broadway. Leaders in the industry will lead photo shoots, helm technique demos, focus on business lessons and much, much more. Entry is $100 for the entire weekend of "laughter and learning." http://www.photolush.photography
    5:30pm
  • High School Bands: After performing in festivals throughout Washington, the Mount Vernon High School bands and orchestras present a performance of music from their core repertoire at 7pm at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $4 for students, $6 for seniors, and $8 for adults. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:00pm
  • Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest: The Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is accepting single-poem submissions from Whatcom County residents until March 31. Winners are invited to read their poems at a free public awards ceremony on Thurs., May 14, and winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses. Walk Award poems are displayed on plaques in front of the Bellingham Public Library for a year; placards of both Walk and Merit Award poems circulate in WTA buses throughout the county. See the guidelines http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    5:00pm
  • Penn Cove Musselfest: Chowder tasting, mussel-eating and chowder competitions, farm tours, activities for all ages and much more will be part of the 29th annual "Penn Cove Mussel Fest" happening from 5:30-8:30pm Friday, 10am-9pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Saturday at various locales in Coupeville. Prices vary. http://www.thepenncovemusselsfestival.com
    5:30pm
  • Whatcom County Home and Garden Show: More than 150 vendors from Bellingham, Blaine, Sumas, Ferndale, Deming, and Lynden will show and sell their gardening, home building and interior design wares at the 36th annual Whatcom County Home and Garden Show taking place from 11am-9pm Friday, 10am-9pm Saturday, and 11am-4pm Sunday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Seminars, cooking demos, prize giveaways, performances, beer and wine tastings and more will be part of the fun. Entry is $7-$8. http://www.whatcomhomeshow.com
    11:00am
  • Skagit Opera’s Cinderella: The classic fairy tale known as Cinderella—or La Cenerentola—will be brought to life by the Skagit Opera at the final weekend of performances at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $25-$59. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • The Music Man: Forty-two students, a technical crew and a full student pit orchestra will bring The Music Man to life with performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the auditorium at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets to see the musical about a con man who tries to dupe Iowa townsfolk regarding a kid's band he claims to be organizing are $8 for students and seniors, and $10 general. Additional showings happen March 13-15. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • Musical Adventures: As part of Mount Baker Theatre's 19th Education Program series, area youth are invited to attend a performance of "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley" at 10am and 12:15pm at the theater's headquarters at 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $6-$7.50. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    10:00am
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Western Line Dancing: No partner or experience is necessary to take part in Western Line Dancing classes Friday nights at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. Newbies start at 5:45pm, beginners from 6:30-7:30pm, and intermediates from 7:30-8:30pm. Entry is $5 per class. (360) 354-4325
    5:45pm
  • Wild Whatcom Moon Walk: Area women are invited to join Wild Whatcom Walks for a "Moon of the Chinook" outing from 6-8pm in Whatcom County (the locale will be revealed upon location. Attendees can explore what spring mean to them, listen in on courting beavers and discover "what's so magical and irritating about pollen." Entry is $12. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    6:00pm
  • Gallery Walk: As part of the monthly First Friday Gallery Walk, peruse various galleries and businesses from 6-9pm throughout downtown Anacortes. This month's participants include the Anne Martin McCool Gallery, Burton Jewelers, "Anacortes Inside Out" at City Hall, the Scott Milo Gallery, the Majestic Inn and Spa, and more. http://www.anacortesart.com
    6:00pm
  • Art Walk: Put on your walking shoes for the monthly Art Walk happening from 6-10pm throughout downtown Bellingham. Participants this month include Allied Arts, Make.Shift Art Space, Studio UFO, the Redlight, Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery, Dakota Art Gallery, the Waterfront Studio Artist Collective, JHoney Salon, and more. Check out the website for a full listing. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Parenting Nutrition: Marie-Laure Valandro shares ideas from her book Nutrition for Enlightened Parenting, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book attempts to bring greater consciousness to one of life’s most common and vital activities—eating. In the book, Valandro presents an organic picture of how we can take charge of our day-to-day nutrition and become more aware of ourselves and the world around us. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Salish Sea Early Music Festival: The Salish Sea Early Music Festival series continues with a concert featuring "JS Bach Sonatas" at 7:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Tonight's performance features baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan, Susie Napper on viola, and Hans-Jurgen Schnoor on harpsichord. Suggested donation is $15-$25 (youth 18 and younger are always free). http://www.salishseafestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Julian Velard: Rising star Julian Velard brings his engaging style of theatrical, piano-based pop to Bellingham for a "Music in the Manor" concert at 7:30pm at the Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. Tickets to see the "new crooner"—who's expected to perform hits from his latest release, If You Don't Like It, You Can Leave—are $10 for students, $15 general, and $25 per couple. http://www.velard.brownpapertickets.com
    7:30pm
  • Sanford Hill Piano Series: Western Washington University's Sanford-Hill Piano Series continues with a classical music concert by celebrated 20-year-old pianist Beatrice Rana at 7:30pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $16-$32. 650-6146 or 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
  • Jazz Ensembles: A free "Jazz Ensembles" concert begins at 8pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is open to the public. 650-3130
    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, March 7, 2015 (37 events)

  • Mary Poppins: Students will present performances of the musical Mary Poppins staring this week at shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Ferndale High School Auditorium, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $7-$10. Additional showings happen at 7:30pm March 12-13, and 1:30pm and 7:30pm Sat., March 14. http://www.ferndale.wednet.edu
    7:30pm
  • Spring Book Sale: Tables will be re-stocked on the regular at a Spring Book Sale happening from 10am-6pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday, at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. All proceeds of the sales of books and media for all ages will benefit the library. 778-7250
    10:00am
  • Uncle Vanya: Western Washington University Performing Arts debuts its version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets to see the "masterpiece of frustrated longing and wasted lives" are $11-$16. Additional showings happen March 11-14. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Adoration of Dora: Lojo Simon's Adoration of Dora concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The play is an exploration of the life of surrealist photographer Dora Maar as she "lives with the threat of war and in the shadow cast by her lover, Pablo Picasso." Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Sundays show is $6 for students, seniors and service industry employees http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • An Evening with Robert Frost: Attend "An Evening with Robert Frost" at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets to see the reader's theater event are $5. All proceeds benefit the theater's ClassACT Program. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Harold: View classic improvisational skills when showings of "The Harold"—an improv style that intermixes games and scenes to create a uniquely amazing show—begins this weekend with 8pm and 10pm performances at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Additional showings of the format continue Fridays and Saturdays through March 21. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • PhotoLush 2015: Professional photographers from around the region will be on hand to share their talents at "PhotoLUSH 2015" happening from 5:30-10pm Friday, and 9:30am-10pm Saturday at Broadway Hall, 1300 Broadway. Leaders in the industry will lead photo shoots, helm technique demos, focus on business lessons and much, much more. Entry is $100 for the entire weekend of "laughter and learning." http://www.photolush.photography
    5:30pm
  • High School Bands: After performing in festivals throughout Washington, the Mount Vernon High School bands and orchestras present a performance of music from their core repertoire at 7pm at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $4 for students, $6 for seniors, and $8 for adults. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:00pm
  • Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest: The Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest is accepting single-poem submissions from Whatcom County residents until March 31. Winners are invited to read their poems at a free public awards ceremony on Thurs., May 14, and winning poems are displayed for a year in front of the library and on WTA buses. Walk Award poems are displayed on plaques in front of the Bellingham Public Library for a year; placards of both Walk and Merit Award poems circulate in WTA buses throughout the county. See the guidelines http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    5:00pm
  • Penn Cove Musselfest: Chowder tasting, mussel-eating and chowder competitions, farm tours, activities for all ages and much more will be part of the 29th annual "Penn Cove Mussel Fest" happening from 5:30-8:30pm Friday, 10am-9pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Saturday at various locales in Coupeville. Prices vary. http://www.thepenncovemusselsfestival.com
    5:30pm
  • Whatcom County Home and Garden Show: More than 150 vendors from Bellingham, Blaine, Sumas, Ferndale, Deming, and Lynden will show and sell their gardening, home building and interior design wares at the 36th annual Whatcom County Home and Garden Show taking place from 11am-9pm Friday, 10am-9pm Saturday, and 11am-4pm Sunday at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Seminars, cooking demos, prize giveaways, performances, beer and wine tastings and more will be part of the fun. Entry is $7-$8. http://www.whatcomhomeshow.com
    11:00am
  • Skagit Opera’s Cinderella: The classic fairy tale known as Cinderella—or La Cenerentola—will be brought to life by the Skagit Opera at the final weekend of performances at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $25-$59. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • The Music Man: Forty-two students, a technical crew and a full student pit orchestra will bring The Music Man to life with performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the auditorium at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets to see the musical about a con man who tries to dupe Iowa townsfolk regarding a kid's band he claims to be organizing are $8 for students and seniors, and $10 general. Additional showings happen March 13-15. 676-6575
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Pancake Breakfast: Sausage, eggs, pancakes, beverages and more can be had at Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at the Sumas Community Senior Center, 461 2nd St. Suggested donation is $5. From 8am-1pm, there'll also be a "Good Stuff" Sale. All profits benefit Sumas community programs. (360) 988-2714
    8:00am
  • Tree Teacher: "Japanese Maples: Choosing and Pruning" will be the focus of a free presentation by the "Tree Teacher"—Travis Dickson of Raindance Landscapes—at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Please register in advance. http://www.garden-spot.com
    9:00am
  • NSEA Work Party: Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for its first work party of the season from 9am-12pm at Deer Creek. Volunteers will be planting, removing invasive plants and cleaning up litter, so wear sturdy shoes, long pants and weather-appropriate clothing. Tools and gloves will be provided. http://www.n-sea.org
    9:00am
  • Skagit Planting Party: Join the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group for a series of spring riparian planting parties through April 25. These plants will help restore salmon homes by providing shade and cover for salmon and leaf litter for aquatic insects, which in turn provide food for salmon. Today's effort to help restore native riparian plants in the Skagit and Samish watersheds takes place from 10am-1pm at Day Creek Slough (see the website for directions). wws.skagitfisheries.org
    10:00am
  • Sculpture Woods: Peruse the studio grounds of sculptor Ann Morris at a monthly open house from 10am-5pm on Lummi Island at Morris' Sculpture Woods, 3851 Legoe Bay Rd. The working studio will not be open, but visitors are free to peruse the 16 large sculptures on the grounds. Entry is free; please leave your cameras at home. http://www.annmorrisbronze.com
    10:00am
  • Tom Sherwood Opening: An exhibit featuring the work of Bellingham-based artist, philosopher, theologian and poet opens today from 10am-5pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. "Tom Sherwood: A Golden Perspective" explores one distinct body of the artist's work since 1992, when he began focusing full-time on his artistic productions. See it through June 14. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    10:00am
  • DeRouche Reception: Attend an opening reception for featured artist Julie DeRouche's "Fairies in the Garden" from 1-4pm at Good Earth Pottery, 1000 Harris Ave. See the hand-built ceramic pieces through March. http://www.goodearthpots.com
    1:00pm
  • Idiom Spring Auditions: Be prepared to perform two one-minute contrasting monologues at auditions for upcoming spring performances of Broken Holmes, In a Handbag Darkly and Best of Brass Monkey from 1-5pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Please schedule an audition in advance. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    1:00pm
  • Author Trading Chapbook Meetup: Attend an Author Trading Chapbook Meetup from 2-4pm at the SkillShare Space at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Author trading chapbooks are miniature chapbooks that are traded around the world. Check the library's website for size specifications and more. Entry is free. 778-7217
    2:00pm
  • Hill Reception: A reception for the Valley Art Group's featured artist, Sue Hill, takes place from 2-5pm in Sudden Valley at the Community Center in the Creekside Cafe, 8 Barn View. Hill's featured pieces are glass mosaics. See them through March. http://www.suddenvalley.com
    2:00pm
  • Dixieland All Stars: 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 for students, $10 for members, and $12 for non-members. 734-2973 or http://www.btjs.webs.com
    2:00pm
  • Bug Jam: Strum and sing along at Bellingham Ukulele Group's monthly BUG Jam from 3-5pm at St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. Suggested donation is $5. http://www.bellinghamukulelegroup.com
    3:00pm
  • Adventures and Callings: Alaska-based author and adventurer Dave Atcheson shares stories about the dark escapades he experienced during his life at sea when he reads from Dead Reckoning at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 7pm, Ryan J. Pemberton reads from Called, a book focusing on his journey of what it means to be called by God. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Threads Reception: Get a look at modern takes on folk and outsider art at an opening reception for "Threads" from 5-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The show will feature works by Phoebe Wahl, Kelly Bjork, Ries Niemi, Hollie Chastain, Jennifer Drantell, and Natalie Novak. See it through March 29. http://www.smithandvallee.com
    5:00pm
  • Co-op Meeting and Party: All are welcome at the Community Food Co-op's annual Meeting and Party from 5-9:30pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. In addition to an informative meeting highlighting the many recent accomplishments and future direction of the co-op, there'll be a deli buffet, dessert, live music and more. Entry is free. http://www.communityfood.coop
    5:00pm
  • A Night of Mystery: Animals as Natural Therapy hosts "A Night of Mystery" from 5-11pm at the Silver Reef Event Center, 4876 Haxton Way. Tickets to the fundraiser are $85 and include silent and live auctions, a "Horse Heist" whodunnit mystery, a plated dinner and music and dancing to the sounds of the Walrus. http://www.animalsasnaturaltherapy.org
    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
  • Food and Art: Attend a Tapas Dinner and Art Auction starting at 6pm at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2224 Yew Street Rd. The feast will include plenty of small plates, original art from CSL artists as well as other area artists, and more. Entry to the fundraiser is $20. 734-4160 or http://www.csl-bellingham.org
    6:00pm
  • Song and Dance: Join USA Dance Bellingham for a dance featuring live music by Bellingham's Kuhl and the Gang from 7-10pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. A dance lesson will kick things off, followed by music and dancing from 8-10pm. Entry is $7-$10. http://www.bellinghamusadance.com
    7:00pm
  • Bob Milne: Ragtime and boogie-woogie piano sounds can be heard when Bob Milne, a "living national treasure," performs at 7:30pm at the Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. (In addition to performing in concert hall worldwide, Milne has perform for more than one U.S. president and at the 80th birthday of the late Neil Armstrong.) Tickets are $10 for students, $15 general, or $25 per couple. http://www.milne.brownpapertickets.com
    7:30pm
  • First Saturday Dance Party: Orkestar RTW will play traditional and folk music primarily from the Balkans, Macedonia, and Serbia at the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers' First Saturday Dance Party from 7:30-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner or experience is necessary. Suggested donation is $15. 380-0456
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham Roller Betties Burlesque Show: The Bellingham Roller Betties will host their eight annual fundraising Burlesque Show starting at 9pm at the Underground, 516 High St. Tickets to the 21-and-over show featuring 18 burlesque acts by members of the derby collective will be $9 in advance and $10 at the door. Cash prizes and more will also be part of the popular event. http://www.bellinghamrollerbetties.com
    9:00pm
  • Improv Lab: Be prepared to perform two one-minute contrasting monologues at auditions for upcoming spring performances of Broken Holmes, In a Handbag Darkly and Best of Brass Monkey from 1-5pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Please schedule an audition in advance. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.idiomtheater.com
    10:00pm

 

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