Week of June 19, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016   15 events

  • All Day   Margy Lavelle's empty spaces
  • All Day   Another week (or so) in the life
  • All Day   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and The Merry Wives of Windsor are currently showing as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions—which will run through Sept. 24—will also feature Othello, and Pericles. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • All Day   Narnia Excerpts
    Characters from seven books will be telling stories through the powerful language of dance when Dancing for Joy presents Narnian Excerpts: The 2016 Chronicles at 1pm and 6:30pm Saturday, and 6:30pm Sunday and Monday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial Dr. Tickets are $15.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: www.mountbakertheatre.com or www.dancing4joy.org
  • Ends 8:00pm   Plover Rides
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursions is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
    Blaine Harbor :: www.draytonharbormaritime.org
  • Ends 5:00pm   Berry Dairy Days
    Barbecues, fireworks, a road run, live music, activities for kids, a car show, a grand parade, shortcake, a park festival and more will be part of the annual "Berry Dairy Days" taking place Friday through Sunday at a variety of venues in Burlington. Check online for a full schedule of events.
    Burlington :: www.burlington-chamber.com
  • Ends 4:00pm   Anything Goes
    Watch the age-old tale of boy-meets-girl—and the complications that ensue—when the Cole Porter musical Anything Goes continues this weekend at 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14; additional performances happen June 23-26.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild, :: www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • Ends 4:00pm   Boat Show & Swap Meet
    La Conner Yacht Sales will host its 20th annual Boat Show & Swap Meet from 9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday at the La Conner Marina, 539 N. 3rd St. The boat show will be open both days, but the swap meet only happens on Saturday. Entry is free.
    La Conner Marina :: www.laconneryachtsales.com
  • Ends 10:00am   Boating Center Open
    The Community Boating Center has resumed operations for the 2016 season from 10am until sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at their headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. Rentals include kayaks, sailboats, rowboats and paddle boards. Registration for youth camps and adult classes are currently available online.
    Community Boating Center :: www.boatingcenter.org
  • 8:00am - 11:00am   Sedro Breakfast
    Omelets, eggs to order, hash browns, pancakes and more can be enjoyed at a monthly breakfast happening from 8-11am in Sedro-Woolley at American Legion Post #43, 701 Murdock St. Entry is $5 for kids, $7 for adults.
    American Legion Post #43 :: www.sedro-woolley.com
  • 8:00am - 12:00pm   Rabbit Ride
    Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bicycle, 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.
    Fairhaven Bicycle :: www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
  • 9:00am - 3:00pm   Father's Day Car Show
    Bring pops along for today's Father's Day Car Show taking place from 9am-3pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. In addition to the perusal of ,more than 150 classic cars, trucks and custom street rods, there'll be a barbecue, raffles, classic rock, trophies and more. Entry to register your car is $10.
    BelleWood Acres :: www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 12:00pm - 8:00pm   Bellingham Fete
    Sustainable Connections will co-host the fourth annual "Bellingham Fete" from 12-8pm at Wilson Motors, 1100 Iowa St. The locally focused Father's Day event will feature live music, an antique car show, arts and crafts vendors, a variety of food trucks, a beer garden, a raffle, pony rides, live entertainment and much more. Entry to the all-ages event is free.
    Wilson Motors :: www.sustainableconnections.org
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm   Portraits of Fatherhood
    A reception for Kathy Bastow's "Portraits of Fatherhood" takes place from 2-5pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The Father's Day event features paintings of fathers with their children. Interactive activities will be part of the free fun.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center :: (360) 752-1904
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Sunday Night Fusion
    A community partner dance dubbed "Sunday Night Fusion" takes place from 7-9pm every Sunday at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. The event explores "co-creative partner dance inspired by a variety of beautiful music." No experience is necessary. Entry is $5 at the door.
    Presence Studio :: www.presence-studio.com

Monday, June 20, 2016   9 events

  • All Day   Margy Lavelle's empty spaces
  • All Day   Another week (or so) in the life
  • All Day   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and The Merry Wives of Windsor are currently showing as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions—which will run through Sept. 24—will also feature Othello, and Pericles. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • Ends 6:16pm   Narnia Excerpts
    Characters from seven books will be telling stories through the powerful language of dance when Dancing for Joy presents Narnian Excerpts: The 2016 Chronicles at 1pm and 6:30pm Saturday, and 6:30pm Sunday and Monday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial Dr. Tickets are $15.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: www.mountbakertheatre.com or www.dancing4joy.org
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm   Find Your Park
    If you're looking to explore the great outdoors in your own backyard, sign up in advance for a free "Find Your Park: North Cascades National Recreation Area" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St.
    REI :: 647-8955 or www.rei.com
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm   Solstice Celebration
    Attend a "Procession of Light: Solstice Celebration and Ceremony" starting at 6pm at Cafe Bouzingo, 1209 Cornwall Ave. The "Carry the Light" event will begin with music by Devin Beu, Ruby Flambé, David Loudon, and Dean Evenson and featured speakers Glacia Rain, Dudley Evenson, and Chicken Phoenix. Festivities will continue with a half-mile Procession of Light to Glass Beach, where there will be a ceremony blessing our Native waters and focusing on themes of transition and transformation. Suggested donation to take part is $5.
    Cafe Bouzingo :: www.facebook.com/carrythelightbellingham
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm   Sunset Cruise Fundraiser
    Whatcom Humane Society will host a Sunset Cruise Fundraiser on Bellingham Bay from 6:30-8:30pm on the Victoria Star departing from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Tickets are $55 and include appetizers and adult beverages.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: www.whatcomhumane.org
  • 8:00pm - 10:00pm   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.
    Bellingham Public Library :: www.poetrynight.org
  • 9:30pm - 11:30pm   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.
    Green Frog :: www.acoustictavern.com

Tuesday, June 21, 2016   14 events

  • All Day   Margy Lavelle's empty spaces
  • All Day   Another week (or so) in the life
  • All Day   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and The Merry Wives of Windsor are currently showing as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions—which will run through Sept. 24—will also feature Othello, and Pericles. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm   Treasure Island
    Last Leaf Productions brings pirates and treasure to Whatcom County when they perform a live theater production of Treasure Island at 10:30am at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Entry is free.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 10:30am - 11:30am   Read with Firefighters
    North Whatcom Fire & Rescue will read a story, then demonstrate emergency vehicles and equipment to an audience of children and their adults at a "Read with Firefighters" event at 10:30am at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St.
    Blaine Library :: (360) 305-3637
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm   International Make Music Day
    A guitar summit, local music and food and more will be part of an International Make Music Day event from 3-7pm at Mojo School of Music, 2626 Meridian St. Entry is free.
    Mojo School of Music :: www.mojomusicdiscount.com
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm   Cooking Club
    Students in grades 6-12 can show up for "Cooking Club: Cool Creations" from 3:30-5pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Attendees will be mastering the art of the milk shake, ice cream float and Italian soda. Entry is free.
    Ferndale Library :: (360) 384-3647
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm   Point Roberts Book Club
    All are welcome at the monthly meeting of the Point Roberts Book Club from 4-5:30pm at the Point Roberts Library, 1437 Gulf Rd. Contact the library to get the current book title.
    Point Roberts Library :: (360) 945-6545
  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm   Kids' Book Club
    Get together with friends to read or talk about a book that has been chosen by kids as one of their favorites at today's Award-Winning Summer Reading Book for Kids at 5pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. Refreshments will be provided.
    Lummi Island Library :: (360) 758-7145
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm   Bear Safety
    Jenni Minier of the Friends of the North Cascades Grizzly Bear coalition leads a "Play Safe and Stay Safe in Bear Country" presentation at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Tips will include how to use bear spray effectively, how and why to use food storage containers, keeping a clean campsite and more. Entry is free; register in advance.
    REI :: 647-8955 or www.rei.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm   Welcome Back Summer Run
    Staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. Entry is free. Tonight's "Run to Welcome Back Summer!" will include Nathan demos, squirt guns, a raffle and post-run strawberry shortcake.
    Fairhaven Runners :: www.fairhavenrunners.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:30pm   Skagit Folk Dancers
    Join the Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers for a weekly International Folk Dancing event from 7-9:30pm at Bayview Civic Hall, 12615 C St. No partners are needed; just show up and dance. Entry to the drop-in event is free for the first session, $3 afterwards.
    Bayview Civic Hall :: www.skagitfolkdancers.org
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm   Books on Tap
    T. Coraghessan Boyle's Tortilla Curtain will be the subject of discussion at a monthly Books on Tap gathering at 7pm at the North Fork Brewery, 6186 Mt. Baker Hwy. Deming Library staff Erin Suda and Katrina Carabba will lead the meeting.
    North Fork Brewery :: (360) 592-2422
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   An Evening of A Cappella
    A variety of a cappella groups from the United States and Canada will perform at "An Evening of A Cappella" at 7pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Songs will range from barbershop harmony to doo-wop to gospel (and everything in between). Entry is free.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: (360) 384-4432

Wednesday, June 22, 2016   13 events

  • All Day   Margy Lavelle's empty spaces
  • All Day   Another week (or so) in the life
  • Ends 10:00pm   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and The Merry Wives of Windsor are currently showing as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions—which will run through Sept. 24—will also feature Othello, and Pericles. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm   City Club Meeting
    "What is the Future of Cherry Point?" will be the focus of a Bellingham City Club panel discussion and luncheon starting at 11:30am at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. The panelists will give their perspective on the future possibilities and challenges of this valuable land. Entry is $5-$18.
    Northwood Hall :: www.bellinghamcityclub.org
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm   Wednesday Market
    Attend the Wednesday Market from 12-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. Approximately 25 vendors will offer fresh local produce, crafts, tasty treats and more every Wednesday through Sept. 30.
    Fairhaven Village Green :: www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm   Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market
    The Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market takes place from 3-7pm every Wednesday through Oct. 12 at the town's Hammer Heritage Square, 640 Metcalf St.
    Hammer Heritage Square :: www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm   Ukulele for Everyone
    Cynthia Rogers of the Bellingham Ukulele Group leads a "Ukulele for Everyone" gathering at 4:15pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. Ukuleles will be available for use, and Rogers will host a demo, beginning lessons and a song circle. Entry to the all-ages event is free.
    Everson Library :: (360) 966-5100
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm   Healing Through Art Reception
    An opening reception for Blaine-based painter June Stephens Martsolf's "Pacific Northwest and California: Plein Air Landscapes" takes place from 5:30-7pm at the Healing Through Art Gallery at the East Tower at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, 2901 Squalicum Pkwy. The exhibit can be viewed through Sept. 24.
    PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center :: (360) 383-7166 or LDG@FIDALGO.NET
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm   Downtown Meeting
    The City of Bellingham's planning department will talk about their latest initiatives to address homelessness in downtown and throughout the city at Downtown Bellingham Partnerships's summer Downtown Neighborhood Meeting at 5:30pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. There will also be updates on summer events, downtown parking and more.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: www.downtownbellingham.com
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm   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.
    Skagit Running Company :: www.skagitrunners.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm   Brewers Cruise
    Tonight's "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" will feature liquid fare from Boundary Bay Brewery, Anacortes Brewery/Rockfish Grill, and Island Hoppin' Brewery starting at 6:30pm at San Juan Cruises' dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Entry is $39; additional cruises happen Wednesdays through Sept. 14.
    Bellingham Cruise Terminal :: www.whales.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Beach Read
    Bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand—"the queen of the summer beach read"—will present her new novel, Here's to Us, at 7pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. The book tells the story of three very different women who must try to put aside their differences to bury the man who they were all, at one point or another, married to. Entry to the Literature Live event is free.
    Jansen Art Center :: www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   World-Class Jazz
    New York City-based jazz musicians Larry Fuller (piano), Lewis Nash (drums), and Michael Glynn will bring their world-class talents to Bellingham for a 7pm concert at the Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. Tickets are $10-$20. Please note this is the second-to-last concert WJMAC concert at the current space.
    Majestic :: www.wjmac.org

Thursday, June 23, 2016   16 events

  • Starts 5:00pm   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Othello are currently showing as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions—which will run through Sept. 24—will also feature showings of Pericles. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • Starts 7:00pm   The Who's Tommy (CANCELLED)
    If you were hoping to attend Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth's production of The Who's Tommy this weekend, please be advised that the show has been postponed to sometime in 2017. See BAAY's website for further details.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: www.baay.org
  • Starts 7:30pm   Anything Goes
    Watch the age-old tale of boy-meets-girl—and the complications that ensue—when the Cole Porter musical Anything Goes concludes this weekend at 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14; advance purchase is recommended, as shows have been selling out.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild, :: www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • Starts 7:30pm   Hamlet
    An abridged version of William Shakespeare's Hamlet can be seen for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The collaboration between the iDiOM and Stone Town Theatre Works retains Shakespeare's language, but focuses more on Hamlet's struggle "as a lost young man whose foundation has been completely shattered" and reducing the play's focus on international political machinations. Tickets to the final show at the Cornwall Avenue locale are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
    iDiOM Theater :: www.idiomtheater.com
  • Starts 7:00pm   Clear Space Short Festival
    Eight one-acts of varying genres performed by local actors of all ages can be seen at the inaugural Clear Space Shot Festival at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to see the dramatic, comedic and romantic plays penned by area playwrights are $5. Clear Space is a group of local youth who have come together in order to have the experience of managing all aspects of theatrical production.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: www.clearspaceyouth.com
  • All Day   Margy Lavelle's empty spaces
  • Ends 10:37am   Another week (or so) in the life
  • 11:30am - 1:00pm   Community Leader Luncheon
    Join Kulshan Community Land Trust for its 10th annual Community Leader Luncheon from 11:30am-1pm at Settlemyer Hall at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. Entry to the event—which will also reflect on finding and building community—is by donation.
    Bellingham Technical College :: www.kulshanclt.org
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm   Blues, Brews & BBQ
    The Stacy Jones Band will perform at tonight's "Blues, Brews & BBQ" summer music series taking place from 5-9pm on the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. The concerts continue Thursdays through Sept. 1. Entry is free.
    Hotel Bellwether :: www.hotelbellwether.com
  • 5:30pm - 8:00pm   After Hours Art
    Create a string of geometric shapes using colored transparent paper and incorporate images and messages to make a 3-D prayer flag at an "After Hours Art: Line, Shape and Color" workshop from 5:30-8pm with staff from Social Fabric, 1302 Commercial St. Entry is $20-$25; register in advance at Whatcom Museum.
    Social Fabric :: 778-8961 or mmaute@cob.org
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm   Kefir Class
    Oly-Cultures founder Julie Martin focuses on "The Art of Fermenting Milk and Water Kefir" at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S. First St. Martin will also lead a discussion on the many ways milk kefir can be incorporated in daily diets for humans and pets. Entry is free; please register in advance.
    Skagit Valley Food Co-op :: www.skagitfoodcoop.com
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm   Elizabeth Park Concert Series
    The rock sounds of Midnight Legend can be heard from 6-8pm to kick off the Concerts in the Parks summer concert series at the Columbia neighborhood's Elizabeth Park. The free, family-friendly concerts will continue every Thursday through Aug. 26. Food will be available to purchase, or bring a picnic.
    Elizabeth Park :: www.theeldridgesociety.org
  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm   Skagit Writers League Meeting
    Author and podcaster A.C. Fuller leads a "Write Faster, Write Better" presentation at today's Skagit Valley Writers League meeting taking place from 6:30-8:30pm at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Please register in advance for the free workshop.
    Burlington Public Library :: www.skagitwriters.org
  • 6:30pm - 9:00pm   Healing Foods
    Alissa Segersten focuses on "Cooking with Culinary and Medicinal Herbs" at a class taking place from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Learn to prepare recipes using astragalus, turkey tail mushrooms, dandelion leaf, borage, calendula, wild rose, nettles, mint, thyme, sage, rosemary, oregano, parsley and more. Entry is $39.
    Community Food Co-op :: www.whatcomcommunityed.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Chuckanut Radio Hour
    In advance of this weekend's Chuckanut Writers Conference, authors and musicians Stephanie Kallos (Language Arts), Garth Stein (The Art of Racing in the Rain), and Jennie Shortridge (When She Flew)—also known as the Rejections (and Trailing Spouses)—will provide an evening of literature and rock & roll at tonight's Chuckanut Radio Hour at 7pm at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. The evening's entertainment will also include Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes, performance poet Kevin Murphy, an episode of the "Bellingham Bean," and more. Tickets are $5.
    Whatcom Community College :: www.villagebooks.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Orchid Mysteries
    Thomas Mirenda will speak on "The Mysteries of Orchid Pollination" at 7pm at the Padilla Bay Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd. Mirenda is the Orchid Collection Specialist at the Smithsonian Institution and helps maintain the nearly 8,000 orchids in the Smithsonian collection. Admission is free.
    Padilla Bay Estuarine Research Reserve :: www.orchid-society.net/mt-baker

TODAY   17 events

  • All Day   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Othello are currently showing as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions—which will run through Sept. 24—will also feature showings of Pericles. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • All Day   The Who's Tommy (CANCELLED)
    If you were hoping to attend Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth's production of The Who's Tommy this weekend, please be advised that the show has been postponed to sometime in 2017. See BAAY's website for further details.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: www.baay.org
  • All Day   Anything Goes
    Watch the age-old tale of boy-meets-girl—and the complications that ensue—when the Cole Porter musical Anything Goes concludes this weekend at 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14; advance purchase is recommended, as shows have been selling out.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild, :: www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • Starts 12:00pm   Plover Rides
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursions is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
    Blaine Harbor :: www.draytonharbormaritime.org
  • Starts 7:00pm   Fables and Fairy Tales
    Storybook characters of the past will come to life via 20 tales sculpted through ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and musical theater when the Dance Studio presents its 37th annual year-end production, "Fables & Fairy Tales," at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the dancers of varying ages perform are $14.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • Starts 9:00pm   An Improvised Musical
    Mainstage players will take on the magical world of musicals at performances of "An Improvised Musical" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Plot, lyrics, music, choreography and comedy will be combined to make epic productions worthy of Broadway through July 30. Please note that summer hours are in effect, meaning there's only one show on Friday and Saturday nights. Entry is $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: www.theupfront.com
  • All Day   Hamlet
    An abridged version of William Shakespeare's Hamlet can be seen for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The collaboration between the iDiOM and Stone Town Theatre Works retains Shakespeare's language, but focuses more on Hamlet's struggle "as a lost young man whose foundation has been completely shattered" and reducing the play's focus on international political machinations. Tickets to the final show at the Cornwall Avenue locale are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
    iDiOM Theater :: www.idiomtheater.com
  • Starts 7:00pm   WAVE Concerts
    Washington Allegro Vivace Ensemble (WAVE) presents its Summer Fest Concert Series with performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Guest artists, composers and resident professional musicians will play pieces by Patrick Neher, Astor Piazzolla, and Franz Schubert. Tickets are $18-$25; additional performances happen monthly through November.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center, :: www.allegrovivace.us
  • All Day   Clear Space Short Festival
    Eight one-acts of varying genres performed by local actors of all ages can be seen at the inaugural Clear Space Shot Festival at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to see the dramatic, comedic and romantic plays penned by area playwrights are $5. Clear Space is a group of local youth who have come together in order to have the experience of managing all aspects of theatrical production.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: www.clearspaceyouth.com
  • Starts 10:00am   Chuckanut Writers Conference
    The sixth annual Chuckanut Writers Conference takes place starting at 10am Friday and Saturday at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg St. This intensive craft-focused, cross-genre symposium is designed to inspire writers of all experience levels through workshops led by talented authors, meetings with respected agents and publishing consultants, as well as author readings and book signings. Entry is $279 (less for students). To register and see the full line-up of faculty, visit the conference website.
    Whatcom Community College :: www.chuckanutwritersconference.com
  • All Day   Margy Lavelle's empty spaces
  • 9:30am - 10:30am   Wild Things
    Kids, adults and adventurers can join Holly Roger of Wild Whatcom for a "Wild Things" Community Program from 9:30-11am at Fairhaven's Marine Park. Suggested donation is $5.
    Marine Park :: www.wildwhatcom.org
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm   Ferndale Farmers Market
    Local vendors and farmers will sell their wares at the Ferndale Farmers Market from 1-6pm every Friday through Oct. 28 at 2007 Cherry St.
    Cherry Street :: www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm   Teen Summer Reading Kickoff
    Teens can show up for an After Hours Summer Reading Kickoff from 6-10pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. (arrive between 5:30-6pm as there will be no late arrivals or reentry). The free event for grades 6-12 till include trivia, crafts, games, prizes, food and books.
    Lynden Library :: (360) 354-4883
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm   Farm Tunes
    Front Porch Swing performs at the weekly "Farm Tunes" series from 6-9pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. The "food, spirits and fun!" events continue Fridays through Sept. 30. Entry is free.
    BelleWood Acres :: www.bellewoodfarms.com
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Wine and Music
    Wine tastings, glass pours, plenty of food options and live music will be available at the weekly "Concert in the Courtyard" from 7-9pm at Artifacts Wine Bar, located inside Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Entry is free.
    Artifacts Wine Bar :: www.artifactswinebar.com
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm   Justin Hayward
    Mike Dawes and Julie Ragans will join Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues when he makes a "Stage Door Tour" stop in Mount Vernon at 7:30pm at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets to see the iconic singer, songwriter, guitarist and composer are $30-$60. The set will be a mix of fan favorites Justin's solo career and the Moody Blues alike.
    Lincoln Theatre :: www.lincolntheatre.org

Saturday, June 25, 2016   39 events

  • All Day   Bard on the Beach
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Othello are currently showing as part of the 27th "Bard on the Beach" season at Vancouver, BC's Vanier Park. This year's productions—which will run through Sept. 24—will also feature showings of Pericles. Tickets are $20-$47.
    Vanier Park :: www.bardonthebeach.org
  • All Day   The Who's Tommy (CANCELLED)
    If you were hoping to attend Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth's production of The Who's Tommy this weekend, please be advised that the show has been postponed to sometime in 2017. See BAAY's website for further details.
    Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth :: www.baay.org
  • All Day   Anything Goes
    Watch the age-old tale of boy-meets-girl—and the complications that ensue—when the Cole Porter musical Anything Goes concludes this weekend at 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14; advance purchase is recommended, as shows have been selling out.
    Bellingham Theatre Guild, :: www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
  • Starts 2:00pm   Shakespeare's Wonderland
    Shakespeare Northwest presents a free viewing of Shakespeare's Wonderland: An Elizabethan View through the Looking Glass at 2pm Saturday at La Conner's Gilkey Square. The show can also be seen on Sunday at 1pm at Burlington's Maiben Park and 4pm at Mount Vernon's Hillcrest Park. Additional viewings take place July 10 in Seattle, and July 30 at the Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater.
    Gilkey Square :: www.shakesnw.org
  • All Day   Plover Rides
    The Plover ferry runs through the summer from 12-8pm Fridays and Saturdays and 10am-6pm Sundays departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the excursions is $1 for kids and $5 for adults.
    Blaine Harbor :: www.draytonharbormaritime.org
  • All Day   Fables and Fairy Tales
    Storybook characters of the past will come to life via 20 tales sculpted through ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and musical theater when the Dance Studio presents its 37th annual year-end production, "Fables & Fairy Tales," at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to see the dancers of varying ages perform are $14.
    Mount Baker Theatre :: 734-6080 or www.mountbakertheatre.com
  • Starts 3:00pm   Biketopia Music Festival
    The bike collective Pleasant Revolution performs at the Biketopia Music Festival taking place from 3-9pm Saturday at the Lookout Arts Quarry (246 Old Hwy 99N) and from 12-3pm Sunday at Boundary Bay Brewery (1107 Railroad Ave.). The musicians and performers are traveling by bicycle and powering their stage by using audience members to pedal generators. Entry to the fuel-free events are $10 for Saturday's show, $5 for Sunday's.
    Lookout Arts Quarry and Boundary Bay Brewery :: www.pleasantrevolution.net
  • Ends 10:30pm   An Improvised Musical
    Mainstage players will take on the magical world of musicals at performances of "An Improvised Musical" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Plot, lyrics, music, choreography and comedy will be combined to make epic productions worthy of Broadway through July 30. Please note that summer hours are in effect, meaning there's only one show on Friday and Saturday nights. Entry is $10-$12.
    Upfront Theatre :: www.theupfront.com
  • Ends 10:00pm   Hamlet
    An abridged version of William Shakespeare's Hamlet can be seen for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The collaboration between the iDiOM and Stone Town Theatre Works retains Shakespeare's language, but focuses more on Hamlet's struggle "as a lost young man whose foundation has been completely shattered" and reducing the play's focus on international political machinations. Tickets to the final show at the Cornwall Avenue locale are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
    iDiOM Theater :: www.idiomtheater.com
  • Ends 9:00pm   WAVE Concerts
    Washington Allegro Vivace Ensemble (WAVE) presents its Summer Fest Concert Series with performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Guest artists, composers and resident professional musicians will play pieces by Patrick Neher, Astor Piazzolla, and Franz Schubert. Tickets are $18-$25; additional performances happen monthly through November.
    Firehouse Performing Arts Center, :: www.allegrovivace.us
  • Ends 9:00pm   Clear Space Short Festival
    Eight one-acts of varying genres performed by local actors of all ages can be seen at the inaugural Clear Space Shot Festival at 7pm Thursday through Saturday at Lynden's Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. Tickets to see the dramatic, comedic and romantic plays penned by area playwrights are $5. Clear Space is a group of local youth who have come together in order to have the experience of managing all aspects of theatrical production.
    Claire vg Thomas Theatre :: www.clearspaceyouth.com
  • Ends 9:00pm   Chuckanut Writers Conference
    The sixth annual Chuckanut Writers Conference takes place starting at 10am Friday and Saturday at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg St. This intensive craft-focused, cross-genre symposium is designed to inspire writers of all experience levels through workshops led by talented authors, meetings with respected agents and publishing consultants, as well as author readings and book signings. Entry is $279 (less for students). To register and see the full line-up of faculty, visit the conference website.
    Whatcom Community College :: www.chuckanutwritersconference.com
  • Ends 5:00pm   Margy Lavelle's empty spaces
  • 8:00am - 10:30am   Community Breakfast
    Choose from pancakes or French toast at a Community Pancake Breakfast happening from 8-10:30am at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Entry is $3 for kids and $5 for adults and also includes scrambled eggs, sausage, orang juice and coffee.
    Lynden Community Center :: (360) 354-4501
  • 8:00am - 11:00am   Pancake Breakfast
    Attend a Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at Ferndale's American Legion, 5537 2nd Ave. The event takes place the fourth Saturday of every month, except for July and December.
    American Legion Hall :: (360) 384-7474
  • 8:30am - 3:00pm   Padden Triathlon
    Participate solo, with friends or with family at the annual Padden Triathlon starting at 8:30am and 1pm at Lake Padden Park, 4882 Samish Way. Entry is $40-$70.
    Lake Padden Park :: www.cob.org
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm   Mount Vernon Farmers Market
    As many as 60 vendors will share their wares through the season at the Mount Vernon Farmers Market, which takes place 9am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 15 at the city's Riverfront Plaza. A Wednesday Market also takes place from 11am-4pm at the Kincaid entrance lawn at the Skagit Valley Hospital.
    Riverfront Plaza :: www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org
  • 9:00am - 6:00pm   Twin Sisters Farmers Market
    Purchase farm-fresh goods at the Twin Sisters Market taking place from 9am-3pm in Deming at Nugent's Corner, and 3-6pm in Maple Falls at Kendall Elementary School every Saturday through October.
    Nugent's Corner :: www.twinsistermarket.wordpress.com
  • 9:00am - 6:00pm   Rose Festival
    A rose show, an ice cream social and presentations by Pacific Horticulture magazine's Lorene Edwards Forkner, John Christianson, and John Harmeling will be part of the 13th annual Rose Festival taking place from 9am-6pm in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. General entry is free. To sign up for the presentations, there will be an $8 fee.
    Christianson's Nursery :: www.christiansonsnursery.com
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm   Anacortes Farmers Market
    Vegetables, fruit, baked goods, fresh meat and dairy, cut flowers, wine, eggs, art and much more can be found at the Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm every Saturday through Oct. 29 at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave.
    Depot Arts Center :: www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
  • 9:00am - 11:00am   March Point Run
    The 22nd annual Tesoro March Point Run & Walk begins at 9:15am in Anacortes at the Tesoro Refinery. Entry is to take part in the 5K or $10K $20-$30 (a half-mile race for kids is free). All entry fees will be donated to United Way.
    Tesoro Refinery :: www.databarevents.com
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm   Blaine Gardeners Market
    Procure produce, crafts, food from vendors and more at the Blaine Gardeners Market from 10am-2pm Saturdays through Oct. 29 at 685 Peace Portal Dr.
    Peace Portal Drive :: www.blainechamber.com
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm   Lummi Island Saturday Market
    Peruse arts and crafts, partake of food and listen to music at the weekly Lummi Island Saturday Market from 10am-4pm in the field next to the Islander Grocery, 2106 S. Nugent Rd.
    Islander Grocery :: (360) 758-2815
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm   Sumas Writers Group
    Aspiring writers can join the Sumas Writers Group at 10am at the Sumas Library, 451 2nd St. Show up at the gathering to improve your techniques, get feedback on your writing and gain information on how to get your work published. All writing styles welcome (novel, short story, comics, etc.). The group meets on the fourth Saturday of every month.
    Sumas Library :: (360) 988-2501
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm   Bellingham Farmers Market
    Attend the Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 17 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to perusing and purchasing locally grown produce, crafts and ready-to-eat foods, attendees can experience monthly Demo Days, live music and more.
    Depot Market Square :: www.bellinghamfarmers.org
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm   Community Meal
    Hots dogs, mac salad, potato chips and cupcakes will be on the menu at the bimonthly Community Meal from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Entry is free and open to all.
    United Church of Ferndale :: (360) 380-2200
  • 11:00am - 10:00pm   Sumas Community Days
    A parade, games, a car show, fireworks and more will be part of the annual Sumas Community Days taking place from 11am-10pm at Sumas City Park and throughout downtown. Entry is free.
    Sumas :: www.sumaschamber.com
  • 11:00am - 2:00pm   International Fairy Day
    Celebrate International Fairy Day and the summer solstice at the annual Fairy Day taking place from 11am-2pm at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Bring your costumes, wings, and imagination for a free day of face painting, fairy crown making, fairy food, and general fairy frolicking in the garden. A parade will begin at high noon. There will also be a drop-in "Make It and Take It" class; participants can make miniature, potted landscape; the fee is $39.
    Garden Spot Nursery :: 676-5480 or www.garden-spot.com
  • 11:00am - 3:00pm   Summer Garden Party
    Local farmers and producers will be on hand to share the delights of the season at the first Summer Garden Party of the season from 11am-3pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S. First St. The free event at the Co-op's garden center will include samples, demos and more. Additional parties happen July 30 and Aug. 20. At 1pm, there will also be a free "Sourdough Savvy" class inside the store. Please register in advance for the hands-on primer.
    Skagit Valley Food Co-op :: www.skagitfoodcoop.com
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm   Centennial Celebration
    The Burlington Public Library, Burlington Historical Preservation Advisory Board, and the fledgling Burlington Historical Society will co-host today's Historic Carnegie Library Centennial Celebration from 12-3pm starting with a tour inside the Carnegie Library, 901 E. Fairhaven Ave. Immediately following the tour, the festivities move to the Burlington Public Library, one block south at 820 Washington Ave. The opening of a 100-year-old time capsule, history talks and much more will take place throughout the free event.
    Carnegie Library :: www.hubhistory.burlingtonwa.gov
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm   Salmon Talk
    Join the Nooksack River Stewards for a Community Presentation starting at 12pm in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. The fun and informational event will cover topics such as Pacific salmon species, life stages, healthy habitat and ways to protect them. Entry to the all-ages event is free.
    North Fork Library :: (360) 599-2020
  • 2:00pm - 8:00pm   Red-Bell Run After-Party
    Cascade Bikers will end their 102-mile bike ride—which starts in Redmond and ends in Bellingham—with a post-race party happening from 2-8pm at the finish line/beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The free event is open to the public and will include live music.
    Boundary Bay Brewery :: www.cascade.org or www.bbaybrewery.com
  • 3:00pm - 7:00pm   Brigadoon Beer, Blues and Jazz Festival
    The Heebie-Jeebies, Sonia Alexis, Seabreeze, and the Sam Ben-Meir Band will perform at the Brigadoon Beer, Blues and Jazz Festival taking place from 3-7pm at the North Bellingham Golf Course, 205 W. Smith Rd. The event will also feature tastings from as many as 30 local breweries and microbreweries. Entry is $15 just for the music, $25 for both tunes and beer. Ticket sals will benefit Brigadoon Service Dogs and Growing Veterans—local nonprofits that work to help veterans who return from active duty.
    North Bellingham Golf Course :: www.brigadoonbeerbluesandjazzfestival.com
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm   Nooksack River Walk
    Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for a free Nooksack River Walk at 3pm at the Horseshoe Bend Trailhead on the Mt. Baker Hwy. Attendees can learn about salmon, discover native plants and find bugs on the hands-on stream walk led by Nooksack River Steward volunteers.
    Horseshoe Bend Trailhead :: www.n-sea.org
  • 5:00pm - 9:00pm   An Affair to Remember
    Drinks, dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions will be part of the Alzheimer Society of Washington 's fifth annual "Affair to Remember: 007 Style" starting at 5pm at Settlemyer Hall at Bellingham Technical College, 3010 Lindbergh Ave. Tickets are $100; funds raised sustain the Alzheimer Society's local grassroots programs.
    Bellingham Technical College :: www.alzsociety.org/events
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Woolley Breeches
    Listen to everything from Appalachian ballads to fiddle tunes, country classics and more when the Woolly Breeches perform at an all-ages concert happening from 7-9pm at Bellingham Folk School, 1208 Cornwall Ave. Suggested donation to hear the talented duo is $5-$15.
    Bellingham Folk School :: www.woollybreeches.com
  • 8:30pm - 10:30pm   Summer Comedy Jam
    Comedy Nite presents its All Stars Summer Comedy Jam at 8:30pm at Four Points by Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Dr. In addition to headlining comedians Eric Blake, Willie Barcena, and Queen Aishah, there'll be a special performance by Talia Camille, sets by guest DJ Berry, and more. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Contact Comedy Nite for VIP details.
    Four Points by Sheraton :: www.facebook.com/comedynite
  • 9:00pm - 11:30pm   Salsa Night
    Join DJ Antonio Diaz as he mixes a fabulous combination of the best Latin rhythms at Rumba Northwest's bimonthly "Salsa Night" taking place from 9pm-12am on the first and third Saturdays of the month at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. Entry to the all-ages event is $4.
    Cafe Rumba :: www.rumbanorthwest.com
  • 9:30pm - 10:30pm   Salsa Night
    Join DJ Antonio Diaz as he mixes a fabulous combination of the best Latin rhythms at Rumba Northwest's bimonthly "Salsa Night" taking place from 9pm-12am on the first and third Saturdays of the month at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. Entry to the all-ages event is $4.
    Cafe Rumba :: www.rumbanorthwest.com