Week of Sunday, April 12, 2015
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Sunday, April 12, 2015 (16 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, roller derby, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Meet the Biscottis: Attend performances of Meet the Biscottis: An Interactive Mafia Musical at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Audiences at the Italian get-together will be treated to dessert, mafia secrets (and tips), and more. Tickets are $40-$42. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Harvey: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild kicks off its production of Harvey this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The comedy focuses on Elwood P. Dowd, an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch-tall rabbit. Tickets are $8-$12. Additional showings happen through April 26. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Ded Reckoning Space Musical: Kamarie Chapman and Spencer Willows' Ded Reckoning: A Space Musical in Two Acts opens this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The family-friendly show deals with "issues of homesickness, sibling rivalry, and what happens when you are faced with the choice between carrying out your duty and following your passion. P.S. The soundtrack for the show features musicians from local bands Pan Pan, Party Favorites, and Cherry Blossom Family http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • I Hate Hamlet: Find out what happens when an actor relocates to New York after his television series has been cancelled when I Hate Hamlet continues this week at showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, in Oak Harbor at the Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $18; additional showings happen through April 19. http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
    7:30pm
  • Art in Bloom: Twenty-eight regional artists will share their paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed-media works at the Anacortes Arts Festival's second annual "Art in Bloom" exhibit from 11am-4pm April 10-18 at the town's Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. An "Evening of Color" auction takes place April 10 (cost is $45 for entry) and a free opening reception for the exhibit takes place at 6pm Sat., April 11. http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
    11:00am
  • Rexville Grange Art Show: Peruse and purchase a variety of fine arts and crafts from local artists—including painting, photography, pottery, glass, jewelry, weaving, woodwork, felted hats and more—at the annual Rexville Grange Art Show happening from 10am-6pm daily from April 10-19 at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. http://www.rexvillegrangeartshow.com
    10:00am
  • FAIRHAVEN RIDE: Meet up with folks from Fairhaven Bike & Ski for a weekly race-pace ride at 8am at the Fairhaven Village Green. 733-4433 or http://www.fairhavenbike.com
    8:00am
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mt. Baker Bike Club for the weekly “Rabbit Ride” starting at 8:30am at Fairhaven Bike & Ski, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route sees riders heading down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. 733-4433 or http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8:30am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bike & Ski, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • Smith Creek Hike: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a Smith Creek Trail hike today. Meet at 8:30am at Sunnyland Elementary to carpool, or at 9:15am at Smith Creek Park (at the south end of North Shore Drive on Lake Whatcom. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    8:30am
  • A View from the Bridge: Watch an encore presentation of National Theatre Live's production of Arthur Miller's tragic masterpiece, A View from the Bridge, at 1pm on the big screen at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Admission is $12-$16. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    1:00pm
  • Mount Baker Theatre Summer Rep Auditions: Auditions will be held for the Mount Baker Theatre's upcoming Summer Repertory Theatre from 1-4pm at the theater's headquarters at 104 N. Commercial St. Paid and unpaid roles are available for Joe DiPietro's The Last Romance, Neil Simon's Jake's Women, and Other Desert Cities, by Jon Robin Baitz. Performances take place July 14-Aug. 9 (rehearsal dates will be July 4-16). See more details online. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    1:00pm
  • Skagit Topic: Judy Torfin will lead a "Skagit Topic" presentation focusing on the origins of Northern State Hospital, what was behind its unique Spanish Revival style, how the residents of the hospital interacted with the community, the philosophy that made it so successful, and what finally brought about its demise from 2-4pm at La Conner's Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th St. Entry is $4-$5 ($10 per family). http://www.skagitcounty.net/museum
    2:00pm
  • SpeakEasy 16: "Fresh Minds, New Words" will be the theme of SpeakEasy 16 at 4pm at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial ST. The event will feature a reading by The Crazy Man author Pamela Porter, along with children and adults reading poems by, and for, children. The all-ages event is free and family participation is encouraged. http://www.thepoetrydepartment.wordpress.com
    4:00pm
  • Who is Mackie Spence?: Former journalist and wildlife enthusiast Lin Kaymer reads from her debut Young Adult novel, Who is Mackie Spence?, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm

Monday, April 13, 2015 (6 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, roller derby, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Art in Bloom: Twenty-eight regional artists will share their paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed-media works at the Anacortes Arts Festival's second annual "Art in Bloom" exhibit from 11am-4pm April 10-18 at the town's Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. An "Evening of Color" auction takes place April 10 (cost is $45 for entry) and a free opening reception for the exhibit takes place at 6pm Sat., April 11. http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
    11:00am
  • Rexville Grange Art Show: Peruse and purchase a variety of fine arts and crafts from local artists—including painting, photography, pottery, glass, jewelry, weaving, woodwork, felted hats and more—at the annual Rexville Grange Art Show happening from 10am-6pm daily from April 10-19 at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. http://www.rexvillegrangeartshow.com
    10:00am
  • Dutch Oven Camp Cooking: Learn how to choose your cookware, prepare your kitchen, and cook with the Dutch Oven and coals at a "Dutch Oven Camp Cooking Basics" class at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Attendees will also find out more about different techniques and recipes. Entry is free; register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their creative verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:45pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation. P.S. Please use the back fountain entry. http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9:30pm every Monday at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    9:30pm

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 (11 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, roller derby, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Art in Bloom: Twenty-eight regional artists will share their paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed-media works at the Anacortes Arts Festival's second annual "Art in Bloom" exhibit from 11am-4pm April 10-18 at the town's Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. An "Evening of Color" auction takes place April 10 (cost is $45 for entry) and a free opening reception for the exhibit takes place at 6pm Sat., April 11. http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
    11:00am
  • Rexville Grange Art Show: Peruse and purchase a variety of fine arts and crafts from local artists—including painting, photography, pottery, glass, jewelry, weaving, woodwork, felted hats and more—at the annual Rexville Grange Art Show happening from 10am-6pm daily from April 10-19 at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. http://www.rexvillegrangeartshow.com
    10:00am
  • 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
  • Ferndale Book Group: The Ferndale Library Book Group will meet to discuss the life and works of author Jane Austen from 2:30-4:30pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. All adults are welcome. 305-3600
    2:30pm
  • Courage to Change: Learn practical strategies to renew feelings of self-worth and effective communication techniques at "Courage to Change" workshops from 5:30-8:30pm tonight and again Thurs., April 16 at Whatcom Community College. The free Turning Point program is especially valuable for individuals who have recently experienced life changes such as the loss of a job or change in marital status. Register in advance. http://www.whatcom.edu
    5:30pm
  • Mt. Baker Prep: A rep from the American Alpine Institute will lead a "Prep for Mt. Baker" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Conditioning, trip planning, selecting necessary gear, route selections and guide options on Mt. Baker will be among the topics that will be covered. Register in advance for the free workshop. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Spring Has Sprung Run: Attend a free "Spring Has Sprung" All-Paces Run starting at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The Asics-partnered event will include demo shoes, giveaways and raffles, and a post-run get-together to refuel. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Party of One: Chef Mary Ellen Carter leads a "Party of One" cooking class from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Students will learn to make handmade parmesan flat bread with mushrooms, charred asparagus with hollandaise sauce, chicken scaloppini with lemon piccata sauce and fruit crisp. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • All-American Favorites: Chef Robert Fong will tweak iconic comfort food to spectacular effect at an "All-American Favorites" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Southern fried chicken, Boston baked beans, and Caesar salad will be on the menu. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Intro to Improv: Sheila Goldmith leads a "Learn to Think on Your Feet" introductory improv class from 7-9pm at Improv Playworks, 1308 E St. If you're interested in learning more about the freedom of authentic communication and play, sign up in advance for the free workshop. 756-0756 or http://www.improvplayworks.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 (20 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, roller derby, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Art in Bloom: Twenty-eight regional artists will share their paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed-media works at the Anacortes Arts Festival's second annual "Art in Bloom" exhibit from 11am-4pm April 10-18 at the town's Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. An "Evening of Color" auction takes place April 10 (cost is $45 for entry) and a free opening reception for the exhibit takes place at 6pm Sat., April 11. http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
    11:00am
  • Rexville Grange Art Show: Peruse and purchase a variety of fine arts and crafts from local artists—including painting, photography, pottery, glass, jewelry, weaving, woodwork, felted hats and more—at the annual Rexville Grange Art Show happening from 10am-6pm daily from April 10-19 at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. http://www.rexvillegrangeartshow.com
    10:00am
  • The Great Mystery: Explorations Academy's fifth annual team problem-solving adventure, "The Great Adventure," takes place from April 15-May 30 throughout Bellingham. The month-long "puzzle" engages players in weekly conundrums, and resembles a citywide scavenger hunt that engages your team's creativity and intellect. The event concludes with a May 20 celebration at Boundary Bay Brewery. Entry is $60 per team; proceeds help fund scholarships and financial aid for Explorations students. Register in advance. http://www.thegreatmystery.info
    8:00am
  • Bookworms Gardening Club: Kids can learn about gardening and the natural world around them at today' Bookworms Gardening Club gathering at 4pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The class meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month during the spring and summer, and sees kids plan, plant, tend and harvest their garden in the library's backyard. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    4:00pm
  • Bookworms Gardening Club: Kids can learn about gardening and the natural world around them at today' Bookworms Gardening Club gathering at 4pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. The class meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month during the spring and summer, and sees kids plan, plant, tend and harvest their garden in the library's backyard. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    4:00pm
  • Border Talk: "Expanding Our Understanding of the War of 1812: Looking Beyond America's Borders" will be the focus of a free talk with Dr. Jared Hardesty at 4pm at Western Washington University's Western Library (on the sixth floor). http://www.wwu.edu
    4:00pm
  • Everson Book Club: Bring a book you enjoy, share the title and what you liked about it, and read a brief excerpt at an "I-Like-This-One Book Club" meeting at 4:15pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. A projector with a wifi-connected laptop will be available for further investigations. http://www.wcls.org
    4:15pm
  • GROUP RIDE: The Mt. Baker Bike Club hosts a Group Ride starting every Wednesday at 6pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Be prepared to ride for 30 miles at a race/training pace, and regroup at the brewery following the excursion. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    6:00pm
  • Evening Epic Run: A weekly “Evening Epic Run” begins at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The strenuous runs are 1.5-2 hours in length on hilly terrain with experienced trail runners. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Planetarium Show: Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings at a "Stars of the Pharoahs" show at 6pm at Western Washington University's Spanel Planetarium. Additional public shows happen May 6 and 20 and June 3 and 17. Tickets are $10. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    6:00pm
  • Climate Action Media Project: Join the Climate Action Media Project (CAMP) for a meeting from 6-8pm at the Bellingham Public Market, 1530 Cornwall Ave. Please reserve a seat at the table in advance, and come with questions and ideas. (360) 671-0248
    6:00pm
  • Death Cafe: Bring your perspective, thoughts, insights and questions surrounding end of life issues and join an interesting discussion circle at the monthly Death Cafe from 6:30-8:30pm at Moles Family Funeral Home, 2465 Lakeway Dr. Entry is by donation. http://www.deathandcoffee.com
    6:30pm
  • Quelle Surprise!: Karina Davidson will share recipes she gleaned from a recent trip to Paris at a "Quelle Surprise!" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $45. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Look Up!: Nature Educator and Conservation Catalyst tour guide Woody Wheeler shares essays and slides from Look Up! at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book of essays encourage backyard bird watching, native plant landscaping and restoration, practical energy and land conservation. They also explore how nature can help us live happier, more fulfilled lives. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Race Still Matters: Mid-Century Dream to Today's Reality: All the Ways that Race Still Matters" will be the focus of a presentation with WWU professor and author Dr. Vernon Damani Johnson at 7pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Johnson will explore the ideas and expectations set forth at mid-century, when the Voting Rights Act, Affirmative Action and other initiatives were initially conceived, contrasted with recent events and challenges to equal opportunity and justice for all. Entry is free. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm
  • Vaudevillingham: Attend the Bellingham Circus Guild's monthly uncensored variety show, "Vaudevillingham," at 7pm and 9pm performances at the Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite #102. Expect to see everything from aerial performances to dance, comedy, magic, juggling, burlesque and more. Both novice and veteran performers are welcome. Suggested donation is $5-$10. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Horticultural Society Lecture: Northwest horticultural expert, author and television host Marianne Binetti opens the Whatcom Horticultural Society's spring lecture series with a "Gardening Inspirations" presentation at 7:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Entry is $7 for members, $12 general (memberships will be available at the event). http://www.whatcomhortsociety.org
    7:30pm
  • WWU Jazz Concert: Attend a free Jazz Concert at 8pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. 650-3130
    8:00pm

Thursday, April 16, 2015 (17 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, roller derby, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Ded Reckoning Space Musical: Kamarie Chapman and Spencer Willows' Ded Reckoning: A Space Musical in Two Acts concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The show deals with "issues of homesickness, sibling rivalry, and what happens when you are faced with the choice between carrying out your duty and following your passion." P.S. The soundtrack for the show features musicians from local bands Pan Pan, Party Favorites, and Cherry Blossom Family Delivery. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Harvey: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild continues its production of Harvey this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The comedy focuses on Elwood P. Dowd, an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch-tall rabbit. Tickets are $8-$12. Additional showings happen through April 26. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Spitfire Grill: Performances of The Spitfire Grill continue this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The dramatic musical focuses on a girl trying to make a fresh start in a small town in Wisconsin, and the power of redemption. Tickets are $20; additional showings happen through April 25. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • I Hate Hamlet: Find out what happens when an actor relocates to New York after his television series has been cancelled when I Hate Hamlet concludes this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, in Oak Harbor at the Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $18. http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
    7:30pm
  • Art in Bloom: Twenty-eight regional artists will share their paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed-media works at the Anacortes Arts Festival's second annual "Art in Bloom" exhibit from 11am-4pm April 10-18 at the town's Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. An "Evening of Color" auction takes place April 10 (cost is $45 for entry) and a free opening reception for the exhibit takes place at 6pm Sat., April 11. http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
    11:00am
  • Rexville Grange Art Show: Peruse and purchase a variety of fine arts and crafts from local artists—including painting, photography, pottery, glass, jewelry, weaving, woodwork, felted hats and more—at the annual Rexville Grange Art Show happening from 10am-6pm daily from April 10-19 at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. http://www.rexvillegrangeartshow.com
    10:00am
  • Career and Financial Fair: Are you interested in jobs in the industrial, manufacturing and construction fields? Come and connect with representatives from local and regional businesses and discuss career and employment opportunities at an Industrial and Manufacturing Career and Financial Fair from 10:30am-12:30m at Settlemyer Hall at Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. Entry is free and open to students and community members. (360) 752-8450
    10:30am
  • Bennerstrom Spotlight: Visit with one of the Northwest's most respected painters at a brown bag event, "Collection Spotlight on Susan Bennerstrom," at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Bennerstrom will give an overview of her work that is part of "A Curator's Perspective" exhibit. Entry is free with $5 Thursday admission. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Homestay Celebration: Whatcom International Programs will host a Spring Homestay Celebration from 5-7pm at the Bloedel Donovan Park Pavilion, 2214 Electric Ave. Current hosts, students and family members—as well as anyone who may be interested in hosting an international student—are welcome. Bring a dish to share. http://www.whatcom.ctc.edu
    5:00pm
  • South Fork Zoo: Listen to Americana and oldies (but goodies) when South Fork Zoo performs from 5-8pm in Sedro-Woolley at the Woolley Market, 829 Metcalf St. Entry is free. http://www.woolleymarket.com
    5:00pm
  • Kiwanis Club Theater Night: Join the Kiwanis Club of Bellingham for a "Theater Night and Auction" fundraiser starting at 6:45pm at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Entry is $20 per person or two for $36, and includes wine and hors d'oeuvres, entry to a silent auction and a preview viewing of the comedy The Foreigner, which opens April 17 to the general public. http://www.bellinghamkiwanis.org
    6:45pm
  • FAME Fundraiser: Greta Matassa, Andrea Rackl, Misty Flowers, and the Honeybees will share the stage with Allegra Women’s Ensemble and Whatcom Sound Jazz Singers at a Female Artists for Music Education (FAME) fundraiser at 7pm at the Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd. Tickets are $20 at the door. Wine, champagne, juices and chocolates will be available for purchase. 676-1024 or http://www.bellinghamsings.org
    7:00pm
  • Salish Sea Stories: Audrey DeLella Benedict and Joseph Gaydos share their nature photography and "wondrous" stories from The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The free event is part of the Nature of Writing series. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, April 17, 2015 (25 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, roller derby, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Ded Reckoning Space Musical: Kamarie Chapman and Spencer Willows' Ded Reckoning: A Space Musical in Two Acts concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The show deals with "issues of homesickness, sibling rivalry, and what happens when you are faced with the choice between carrying out your duty and following your passion." P.S. The soundtrack for the show features musicians from local bands Pan Pan, Party Favorites, and Cherry Blossom Family Delivery. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Harvey: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild continues its production of Harvey this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The comedy focuses on Elwood P. Dowd, an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch-tall rabbit. Tickets are $8-$12. Additional showings happen through April 26. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Spitfire Grill: Performances of The Spitfire Grill continue this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The dramatic musical focuses on a girl trying to make a fresh start in a small town in Wisconsin, and the power of redemption. Tickets are $20; additional showings happen through April 25. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • I Hate Hamlet: Find out what happens when an actor relocates to New York after his television series has been cancelled when I Hate Hamlet concludes this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, in Oak Harbor at the Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $18. http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
    7:30pm
  • Art in Bloom: Twenty-eight regional artists will share their paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed-media works at the Anacortes Arts Festival's second annual "Art in Bloom" exhibit from 11am-4pm April 10-18 at the town's Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. An "Evening of Color" auction takes place April 10 (cost is $45 for entry) and a free opening reception for the exhibit takes place at 6pm Sat., April 11. http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
    11:00am
  • Rexville Grange Art Show: Peruse and purchase a variety of fine arts and crafts from local artists—including painting, photography, pottery, glass, jewelry, weaving, woodwork, felted hats and more—at the annual Rexville Grange Art Show happening from 10am-6pm daily from April 10-19 at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. http://www.rexvillegrangeartshow.com
    10:00am
  • Voices of the Children: View the fictional story of a female adolescent and the many difficulties she faces within the confines of a refugee camp when the Theater Arts Guild and the Mount Vernon School District present Voices of the Children at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The show was written by sixth-grade playwrights as part of the 2015 "Syria Project" and was inspired by iPhone photos taken by Syrian refugee teens inside the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan. Tickets are $12. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00am
  • Scratchpad, Bellinghamlet: Local poets will join improvisers onstage to write poems that will influence improv comedy scenes—and vice versa—at "Scratchpad" performances at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Bellinghamlet," an improvised Shakespeare format. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Additional showings of both formats take place throughout April. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Used Book Sale: Get great deals on gently-used books and other items at the Mount Vernon City Library's Used Book Sale from 3-6pm Friday and 10am-4pm inside Fire Station #1, 902 S. Second St. (behind City Hall). http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
    3:00pm
  • The Foreigner: Larry Shue's The Foreigner opens this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The comedy takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia and focuses on a man who overhears more than he should after being falsely identified as a French man who speaks no English. Tickets are $8-$14; additional showings happen through May 2. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • One-Act Operas: Western Washington University's Western Opera Studio presents performances of Enrique Granados' tragic Goyescas and Puccini’s only comedy, Gianni Schicchi, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's Performing Arts Center (choir room 16). Both one-act operas premiered at the Metropolitan Opera during World War I. Tickets are $13-$16. Additional shows happen April 24-25. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Mount Vernon Street Fair: Attend the 31st annual Tulip Festival Street Fair from 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday, in downtown Mount Vernon. In addition to perusing the hundreds of juried arts and crafts vendors, there'll be live entertainment, food court offerings and plenty of family-friendly fun. Entry is free. http://www.mountvernondowntown.org
    10:00am
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in April at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Family Story Night: Professional tale-tellers from the Bellingham Storytellers Guild will present a free hour of coaching and an intro to the craft at 6pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. From 7-8:30pm, Family Story Night will commence. 778-7188
    6:00pm
  • Gatsby Party: The Bellingham High School Jazz Band, the BHS Showstoppers, and the Bellingham Youth Jazz Band will perform at a "Gatsby Party" fundraiser to support music education in Bellingham Public Schools from 6-9pm at the BHS Commons, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The all-ages concert and swing dance is $10. Swing dance lessons will be provided by the WWU Swing Kids. (360) 734-3933
    6:00pm
  • Dare to Dream Fundraiser: Engedi Refuge Ministries presents its "Dare to Dream" Gala starting at 6pm at the Best Western Plus Lakeway Inn, 714 Lakeway Dr. Tickets are $75 and include cocktails, dinner, live music, an auction and dancing; funds raised benefit the leading restoration program in the Pacific Northwest for survivors of human trafficking. http://www.engedirefuge.com
    6:00pm
  • David Post: Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth founder David Post will sing and play jazz at a free concert from 7-9pm at Lummi Island's Beach Store Cafe, 2200 N. Nugent Rd. http://www.beachstorecafe.com
    7:00pm
  • Peter Broderick, Simon Scott: The Business and Magic City host a concert with Peter Broderick (Efterklang and Horse Feathers), Simon Scott (Slowdive), and Marcus Fisher at 7pm in Anacortes at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance. http://www.thebusinessanacortes.com
    7:00pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour: Brian Doyle will read from his latest tome, Martin Marten, as the featured author at the Chuckanut Radio Hour starting at 7pm at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg St. Performance poet Kevin Murphy, Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes, an episode of "The Bellingham Bean" and more will be part of the live taping. Entry is $5. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Poetry Live: Mt. Baker High School graduate, local poet and teaching artist Matthew Brouwer will read from his first full-length collection of poems, The Last Time I Prayed, at a "Poetry Live" event from 7-9pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. Additional Foothills-based poets, including Lois Holub, will also read from their works. Entry is free and open to teens and adults. http://www.wcls.org
    7:00pm
  • 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
  • Chippendales: Dancing, singing and much more will be part of the Chippendales "Get Lucky" tour stop at 8pm at the Silver Reef Hotel Casino Resort, 4876 Haxton Way. Tickets to see the number-one male dance revue in the world are $25; audience members attending the "ultimate girls night out" must be 21-plus to attend. http://www.silverreefcasino.com
    8:00pm
  • Salsa Night: Rumba Northwest continues its "Friday Night Salsa" gatherings from 9pm-12am every Friday at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State St. The event kicks off with Salsa lessons by Antonio Diaz and Heather Haugland, followed by dancing to a variety of hot Latin rhythms until midnight. Entry to the all-ages event is $4. http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
    9:00pm

Saturday, April 18, 2015 (43 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The flower-focused Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place throughout the month of April at a variety of venues from Mount Vernon to Edison to La Conner, Anacortes, and beyond. In addition to being able to explore fields of budding daffodils and tulips, there'll be a street fair, arts events, a kids garage sale, a boat show, a tulip run and tulip pedal, live music, a quilt walk, a wine festival, roller derby, book sales, a parade and much more. Head to the website to check out the full roster http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Ded Reckoning Space Musical: Kamarie Chapman and Spencer Willows' Ded Reckoning: A Space Musical in Two Acts concludes this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The show deals with "issues of homesickness, sibling rivalry, and what happens when you are faced with the choice between carrying out your duty and following your passion." P.S. The soundtrack for the show features musicians from local bands Pan Pan, Party Favorites, and Cherry Blossom Family Delivery. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Harvey: The Lynden Performing Arts Guild continues its production of Harvey this weekend at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm Saturday and Sunday at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre, 655 Front St. The comedy focuses on Elwood P. Dowd, an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch-tall rabbit. Tickets are $8-$12. Additional showings happen through April 26. http://www.clairevgtheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Spitfire Grill: Performances of The Spitfire Grill continue this week with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The dramatic musical focuses on a girl trying to make a fresh start in a small town in Wisconsin, and the power of redemption. Tickets are $20; additional showings happen through April 25. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • I Hate Hamlet: Find out what happens when an actor relocates to New York after his television series has been cancelled when I Hate Hamlet concludes this week with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, in Oak Harbor at the Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $18. http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
    7:30pm
  • Art in Bloom: Twenty-eight regional artists will share their paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed-media works at the Anacortes Arts Festival's second annual "Art in Bloom" exhibit from 11am-4pm April 10-18 at the town's Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. An "Evening of Color" auction takes place April 10 (cost is $45 for entry) and a free opening reception for the exhibit takes place at 6pm Sat., April 11. http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com
    11:00am
  • Rexville Grange Art Show: Peruse and purchase a variety of fine arts and crafts from local artists—including painting, photography, pottery, glass, jewelry, weaving, woodwork, felted hats and more—at the annual Rexville Grange Art Show happening from 10am-6pm daily from April 10-19 at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. http://www.rexvillegrangeartshow.com
    10:00am
  • Voices of the Children: View the fictional story of a female adolescent and the many difficulties she faces within the confines of a refugee camp when the Theater Arts Guild and the Mount Vernon School District present Voices of the Children at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. The show was written by sixth-grade playwrights as part of the 2015 "Syria Project" and was inspired by iPhone photos taken by Syrian refugee teens inside the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan. Tickets are $12. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00am
  • Scratchpad, Bellinghamlet: Local poets will join improvisers onstage to write poems that will influence improv comedy scenes—and vice versa—at "Scratchpad" performances at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for "Bellinghamlet," an improvised Shakespeare format. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Additional showings of both formats take place throughout April. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Used Book Sale: Get great deals on gently-used books and other items at the Mount Vernon City Library's Used Book Sale from 3-6pm Friday and 10am-4pm inside Fire Station #1, 902 S. Second St. (behind City Hall). http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
    3:00pm
  • The Foreigner: Larry Shue's The Foreigner opens this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The comedy takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia and focuses on a man who overhears more than he should after being falsely identified as a French man who speaks no English. Tickets are $8-$14; additional showings happen through May 2. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • One-Act Operas: Western Washington University's Western Opera Studio presents performances of Enrique Granados' tragic Goyescas and Puccini’s only comedy, Gianni Schicchi, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's Performing Arts Center (choir room 16). Both one-act operas premiered at the Metropolitan Opera during World War I. Tickets are $13-$16. Additional shows happen April 24-25. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Mount Vernon Street Fair: Attend the 31st annual Tulip Festival Street Fair from 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday, in downtown Mount Vernon. In addition to perusing the hundreds of juried arts and crafts vendors, there'll be live entertainment, food court offerings and plenty of family-friendly fun. Entry is free. http://www.mountvernondowntown.org
    10:00am
  • Free Parks Day: Celebrate 100 years of discovery in America's parks at National Park Free Entrance Day Saturday and Sunday as part of National Park Week. Head to the website listed here to see what parks throughout Washington will be waiving entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation entrance fees. http://www.nps.gov
    8:00am
  • Stamp & Coin Show: View and purchase collectible stamps, coins, postcards, covers, gold, silver and supplies from professional dealers from across the Northwest at the annual Stamp & Coin Show taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday at Hampton Inn's Fox Hall, 3985 Bennett Dr. Admission and parking are free. (360) 676-8720
    10:00am
  • Brigid Collins Benefit: Nashville-based songwriter Shauna Rae Samograd and singer Sharon Mayson will perform at a Benefit Concert for the Brigid Collins Family Center at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Bellingham musicians Diane Leigh, Ray Wolpow, Les Browning, Carly Gilliland, and others will also share their talents. Tickets are $15. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:00am
  • Tulip Pedal: Ride on your own on 20-, 40- and 60-mile routes (or ride all three) at the 34th annual "Tulip Pedal" leaving from the La Conner Middle School, 503 N. 6th St. You can register between 7am-12pm, and the courses will be open through 4pm. Entry is $35-$40 (kids 14 and under are free). http://www.tulipfestival.org
    7:00am
  • 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
  • Ferndale Pancake Breakfast: Choose from pancakes, French toast or biscuits and gravy at a monthly Pancake Breakfast taking place from 8-11am at the Ferndale Senior Center, 1999 Cherry St. Entry is $2.50 for kids and $6 for adults and also includes scrambled eggs, ham or sausage and beverages. 384-6244
    8:00am
  • Blaine Pancake Breakfast: All are welcome at a monthly Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at the Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St. Entry is $4 for kids and $6 for adults. http://www.blaineseniorcenter.com
    8:00am
  • Guemes Island Bike and Hike: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a Guemes Island bike-and-hike tour today. Meet at 8:40am at Sunnyland Elementary in Bellingham to carpool. For those not in the know, Guemes Island is just a short five-minute ferry ride from Anacortes. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    8:40am
  • Vertical Gardening: Horticulturalist Rachel Zeutenhorst of Tissues and Liners Nursery will focus on "Vertical Gardening: Vines and Climbing Plants" at a free workshop at 9am at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Attendees need to register in advance. http://www.garden-spot.com
    9:00am
  • Fun with the Fuzz 5K: Help raise funds for the Behind the Badge Foundation—an organization that supports families of police officers who are killed in the line of duty—at the annual "Fun with the Fuzz 5K" happening from 9am-12pm starting at the Bellingham Police Department, 505 Grand Ave. Entry to the road race is $20. http://www.funwiththefuzz5k.com
    9:00am
  • Earth Day Work Party: Celebrate Earth Day with the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, Whatcom Conservation District, and the Chums of Terrell Creek at a Work Party from 9am-12pm along Terrell Creek. Parking is available at the former Birch Bay Bible Community Church, 7039 Jackson Rd., Blaine. You'll be planting native trees, mulching and removing blackberries; gloves and tools will be provided. http://www.n-sea.org
    9:00am
  • Parks Work Party: Join the Bellingham Parks volunteer program for an Earth Day Work Party from 9am-12pm at Franklin Park to remove invasive plants and weed. Park on Grant or Whatcom Street and follow signs to the work site. 778-7105
    9:00am
  • Do the Bloom Color Run: Sign up for the Anacortes Arts Festival's inaugural "Do the Bloom: 5K Color Run" starting at 9am at town's Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. Runners will be dusted in beautiful colors at stations along the way, so by the end of the race, all participants will resemble works of art. Entry is $30; kids can also sign up for a one-mile run for $10. http://www.active.com
    9:00am
  • Bellingham Bay Bocce Ball Tournament: Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center will host its 13th annual Bellingham Bay Bocce Tournament fundraiser from 9:30am-5pm at the Bellingham Sportsplex, 1225 Civic Field Way. All ages are invited to come cheer on the teams; in addition to the tournaments, there'll be a beer garden, a salmon barbecue lunch, local food trucks, live music and entertainment, raffle drawings, a kids' area and more. Entry is free. http://www.whatcomdrc.org
    9:30am
  • StashFest: The La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum hosts its annual "StashFest" from 10am-5pm at the La Conner Civic Garden Club, 622 S. Second St. (across the street from the museum). It's free to peruse the eclectic fabrics, designer clothing, vintage linens and textiles and more, but if you want to get a sneak peek at 9am, a limited amount of preview tickets are available for $20. http://www.laconnerquilts.org
    10:00am
  • Wild Food Foraging: Abe Lloyd, the director of Salal, the Cascadian Food Institute, leads a hands-on "Wild Food Foraging: Spring Greens" workshop from 10:30am-3:30pm starting at the Connection Building at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Be prepared to walk about one mile on uneven terrain as you explore and harvest what is edible locally, and then return to the kitchen to transform raw ingredients into Radical cuisine. Entry is $39. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    10:30am
  • Beading Class: Lummi artist Earline Hanson demonstrates "Applique Beading"—the art of sewing beads onto leather using the colors and pattern of the Native American medicine wheel—from 11am-1pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. Attendees will be able to make their own pin or barrette. Entry is free and open to adults; please register in advance. http://www.wcls.org
    11:00am
  • Blessing of the Animals: Animals as Natural Therapy will host an open house an its 13th annual "Blessing of the Animals" from 12-2pm at Windy Acres Farm, 721 Van Wyck Rd. Horse demos, animal interactions, children's activities and more will be part of the fun; visitors are also encouraged to bring pictures of their animals to be blessed and appreciated. Entry is free. http://www.animalsasnaturaltherapy.org
    12:00pm
  • Friends of Fish 2 Opening: The work of more than 70 artists capturing the spirit of fish and its relationship to humanity and the environment can be seen at an opening reception for "Friends of Fish 2," an art show to benefit the education programs of the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group, from 5-9pm at the Edison Eye Gallery, 5800 Cain Court. A portion of proceeds from all artwork sold will go toward supporting these education programs and enable the program to continue to be offered free of charge to local schools. http://www.skagitfisheries.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
  • Out of the Drawing Room: View works from more than 30 artists portraying various aspects of the struggle for women's suffrage and the women's movement at an "Out of the Drawing Room: Into the Intersection of Art and Women's Rights" presentation from 6-8pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Diane Martindale, president of the League of Women Voters of the San Juan Islands, and a member of the Washington State Arts Commission, will lead the interpretive slide show. Entry is free. http://www.lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org
    6:00pm
  • Heritage Dinner: Western Washington University's Khmer Student Association hosts its fifth annual heritage dinner, "Journey Through Srok Khmer," at 6:30pm at the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 general and include Cambodian cuisine, live performances, singing, dancing and entry to a silent auction. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    6:30pm
  • Tulip Festival Concert: The Bethany Bells present "Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs: A Tulip Festival Concert" at 7pm at Mount Vernon's Bethany Covenant Church, 1318 S. 18th St. Admission is free. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    7:00pm
  • Harmonizing Fundraiser: The Valley Voices women's barbershop chorus and the Bellingham Blend men's gospel chorus will join up for a night of musical entertainment at a Harmonizing Fundraiser from 7-9pm at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. Suggested donation is $10; proceeds will benefit the Ten Mile Grange Building Improvement Fund. (360) 733-4487
    7:00pm
  • Family Field Trip: Join Wild Whatcom for a "New Moon Night Prowl" Family Field Trip from 7-9pm at Ferndale's Tennant Lake Interpretive Center. Attendees can discover what they need to be a nocturnal animal in this sensory exploration. Entry is $8 per child, $12, per adult. Please register in advance. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    7:00pm
  • Headwaters Poetry: Poet, naturalist, educator and North Cascades Institute executive director Saul Weisberg reads from his new book of poetry, Headwaters, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The poetry focuses on specific images and distinct moments gathered from the natural world. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Tango Concert: Argentine folklorico music and dance will be highlighted at a Tango Concert and Mini-Milonga from 7-9:30pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. In addition to music by pianist Claudio Mendez, bandoneonista Bertram Levy, there'll be an introductory tandas lesson and dancing. Tickets are $15-$20. http://www.ywcabellingham.com
    7:00pm
  • Cherokee Secrets Magic Show: Frank Dunn presents "Cherokee Secrets: A Native American Illusion Magic Show" at 7:30pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Native American dancing, drumming, culture, and authentic Native American artwork by numerous artists help tell this beautiful, sometimes poignant, sometimes funny story. Tickets are $20-$32. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Kuuskmann and Neto: Grammy-nominated bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann and three-time Latin Grammy-nominated pianist, composer and arranger Jovino Santos Neto will share their big talents at a concert at 7:30pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Tickets are $30. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    7:30pm
  • Comedy Nite: Ralph Porter will be the headlining standup comedian at the monthly Comedy Nite starting at 9pm at Poppes 360, 714 Lakeway Dr. Randall Ragsdale hosts the event; DJ Clint Westwood will also be sharing his talents. Entry is $10. http://www.facebook.com/comedynite
    9:00pm

 

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