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Week of Sunday, May 17, 2015
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Sunday, May 17, 2015 (21 events)

  • Slipping: Western Washington University's Student Theatre Productions presents showings of Slipping at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's DUG Theater at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5. Warning: the show tackles cycles of abuse through the story of one teenager's life, and contains adult content. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Greater Tuna: Meet the citizens of Tuna, Texas when the satirical comedy known as Greater Tuna shows for the final weekend at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Nooksack Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets will be $6 at the door. http://www.nv.k12.wa.us
    7:30pm
  • Back 2 Bellingham: More than 100 events will take place as part of "Back 2 Bellingham" celebrations Friday through Sunday throughout the Western Washington University campus, in downtown Bellingham, and beyond. Some events are free, others require tickets or registration in advance. http://www.wwu.edu
    8:00am
  • Little Shop of Horrors: An uproarious version of Little Shop of Horrors performed by youth ages 13-16 can be seen at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets to the musical are $10 (kids five and under are free). Additional showings happen through May 31. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: The Community Boating Center has resumed operations for the 2015 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. Starting June 22, the center will operate through the week. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    10:00am
  • Afro-Brasilian Festival: Experience two days of dance, music and community featuring samba, cuban salsa, West African drumming and dance, and capoeira angola at the sixth annual "Afro-Brasilian Festival" from 1-6:30pm Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday at Western Washington University's Carver Gym. Entry is $5 per class. http://www.bellinghamcapoeira.blogspot.com
    1:00pm
  • Camano Island Studio Tour: Check out a variety of creative space sas part of the encore weekend of the Camano Island Studio Tour taking place from 10am--5pm Saturday and Sunday through the lovely land mass. Entry to the self-guided tour is free. http://www.camanoarts.org
    10:00am
  • Point Roberts Book Sale: Fiction, non-fiction, children's books, cookbooks, craft books, and VHS, DVD, and CDs can be perused and purchased at a Spring Book Sale happening from 10am-3pm Saturday and 12-3pm Sunday at the Point Roberts Library, 1437 Gulf Rd. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Maple Falls Book Sale: Attend a "Spring Book, Bake & Plant Sale" from 10am-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday in Maple Falls at the North Fork Library, 7506 Kendall Rd. 305-3600
    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 Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bike, 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
    8:00am
  • 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
  • Walk with Walt: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a "Walks with Walt" outing starting at 9am at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. You'll be climbing the historical hills of Fairhaven and enjoying the architecture and views along the way. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    9:00am
  • Adventure Sail: Attend an Afternoon Adventures Sail from 1-4pm aboard the Schooner Zodiac leaving from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. Passengers on the interactive sail can assist the crew in raising and maneuvering the largest mainsail on the west coast. Entry is $35 for kids and $55 for adults. http://www.schoonerzodiac.com
    1:00pm
  • Audubon Talk: Audubon board member and retired biologist Owen Bamford reveals how a bird species is uniquely structured for its way of life at a "Now That's a Strange-Looking Bird" presentation at 2pm at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. Entry is free with admission to the museum. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    2:00pm
  • The Hive Grand Opening: Attend a Grand Opening Party from 2-8pm at the Hive, 1208 Bay St #102 (in the alley behind the Upfront Theatre). Activities at Bellingham's newest makerspace will include live music, food from Kurley's fries, onsite T-shirt printing courtesy of Red Boots Design, a membership raffle and many other festivities. http://www.makedolearn.org
    2:00pm
  • Choral Concert: As part of "Back 2 Bellingham," WWU Concert Choir alumni will perform at a Choral Concert at 3pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free. http://www.wwu.edu
    3:00pm
  • Family History Workshop: Learn basic principles and tips for beginning your research into your family history via http://www.Ancestry.com with Leigh Thesen and Karly Tucker from 4-6pm at the Lummi Island Library, 2144 S. Nugent Rd. Sign up for the free "Family History" workshop in advance, as space is limited. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    4:00pm
  • Southside Community Meal: Bring a potluck dessert to the monthly Southside Community Meal taking place from 5-6:30pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave. The free meals include a main dish, salad and bread from Great Harvest and Avenue Bread. 715-2993
    5:00pm
  • Whatcom Democrats Dinner: Whatcom County Democrats will host its annual Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner from 5-9pm at the Silver Reef Hotel Casino Resort, 4876 Haxton Way. The largest fundraiser of the year bring together community leaders, local environmental groups, labor groups, tribal nations and state and local elected officials. Entry is $50. http://www.whatcomdemocrats.org
    5:00pm
  • Whatcom Symphony Orchestra: Iconic pop rock masterpieces will get a lush, symphonic treatment when the Seattle Rock Orchestra and members of the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra team up to perform highlights from The Beatles' Abbey Road and Let It Be albums at 6pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $12-$27. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    6:00pm

Monday, May 18, 2015 (7 events)

  • Dig Into Spring: "Rain Gardens and Water-wise Gardening" will be the focus of the final "Dig Into Spring" presentation with Skagit County Master Gardeners at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
    6:30pm
  • Canoe Journey: Learn about the upcoming G'ana'k'w Canoe Family Journey to Blaine at a presentation taking place from 6:30-8pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. At the free event, adults can learn about this upcoming journey to Blaine, and the resurgence in native culture and its relationship to canoe culture in the Northwest. http://www.wcls.org
    6:30pm
  • Rocks and Gems: Picture sandstone will be the rock displayed and discussed at the Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club's monthly meeting at 7pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave. There will also be door prizes, refreshments, a silent auction and a brief business meeting. Entry is free and open to the public. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    7:00pm
  • The Enemy Inside: Bestselling author Steve Martini reads from his latest Paul Madriani tale of suspense, The Enemy Inside, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Early Music Festival: As part of the Salish Sea Early Music Festival series, attend "1600: Winds of the Renaissance"concert at 7:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. The event will feature Anna Marsh on the dulcian, renaissance flutist Jeffrey Cohan, and lute player John Lenti. Suggested donation is $15-$25 (entry is free to those 18 and younger). http://www.salishseafestival.org
    7:30pm
  • 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, May 19, 2015 (4 events)

  • 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
  • May Madness Run: Join staff and volunteers for a "May Madness" All-Paces Run at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The free event includes fun running with a merry mass, a raffle, giveaways, tasty snacks and Pearl iZUMi demo shoes. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Camp Cooking: Learn how to choose your cookware, prepare your kitchen, and cooking with a Dutch Oven and coals at a "Dutch Oven Camp Cooking Basics" from 6-7:30pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free workshop. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Alaskan Halibut: Chef Robert Fong will focus on three "Alaskan Halibut" dishes from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $49; an $8 wine option is payable at class. 383-3200
    6:30pm

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (12 events)

  • Ski to Sea Book Sale: The annual Ski to Sea Book Sale takes place from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday, at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Most items are $1, and, on Saturday, purchases will be $4 a bag. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • Ladies Tea: Dress up for a fancy tea with traditional tea sandwiches and other delectable treats, music and door prizes at an annual "Ladies Tea" from 2-3:30pm at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Entry is $9; women of all ages are invited. http://www.lyndencommunitycenter.org
    2:00pm
  • Coaching Salon and Mixer: As part of International Coaching Awareness Week, attend a Laser Coaching Salon and Mixer from 4-6:30pm at Poppe's 360, 714 Lakeway Dr. The free event features 20-minute coaching sessions, no-host cocktails and appetizers. Sign up at the door. http://www.getcoachedbellingham.com
    4:00pm
  • Book Club: Bring a book you enjoy, share the title, what you liked about it, and read a brief excerpt at the I-Like-This-One Book Club meeting at 4:15pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. The discussion will be led by Cynthia Rogers. http://www.wcls.org
    4:15pm
  • GROUP RIDE: The Mt. Baker Bike Club hosts a Group Ride starting every Wednesday at 6pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Be prepared to ride for 30 miles at a race/training pace, and regroup at the brewery following the excursion. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    6:00pm
  • Evening Epic Run: A weekly “Evening Epic Run” begins at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The strenuous runs are 1.5-2 hours in length on hilly terrain with experienced trail runners. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Group Run: All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free and no registration is required. http://www.skagitrunners.org
    6:00pm
  • 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 Pharaohs" show at 6pm at Western Washington University's Spanel Planetarium. Additional public shows happen June 3 and 17. Tickets are $10. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    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 taking place from 6:30-8:30pm at Moles Family Funeral Home, 2465 Lakeway Dr. Entry is by donation. http://www.deathcafe.com
    6:30pm
  • Memorial Day Grilling: Danny Geer from La Conner Seafood and Prime Rib Restaurant focuses on "Grilling Recipes for Memorial Day" at a course from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 509 S. First St. Students will learn unique recipes to spice things up on the grill including pancetta wrapped grilled prawns, juicy lamb burgers with a tzatziki aioli, and grilled peaches with a creamy spiced gelato. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • All the Wild: Acclaimed nature writer David Gessner reads from All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner and the American West at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In the book, Gessner takes to the road himself in pursuit of two very different men. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm

Thursday, May 21, 2015 (22 events)

  • Ski to Sea Book Sale: The annual Ski to Sea Book Sale takes place from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday, at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Most items are $1, and, on Saturday, purchases will be $4 a bag. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • What-a-Sho!: Theater, dance, music and poetry readings—with a little comedy in-between—will be part of the "What-a-Sho!" variety show at 7pm Thursday and Friday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets to the all-ages performances will be $8 at the door. 676-5006
    7:00pm
  • Spring Rep: A Spring Rep series continues this week with showings of Best of Brass Monkey at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. See Broken Holmes and In a Handbag Darkly at 9:30pm Friday and 7:30pm Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Additional Spring Rep shows continue through May 30. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Marina: Experience the story of a tough, brokenhearted widow struggling to survive the rowdy fishing and canning industry of Blaine, circa 1908, when Bellingham TheatreWorks presents the world premiere of the musical Marina at 8pm THursday through Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The play was written by Semiahmoo playwright Sandy Wolf and is being directed by Mark Kuntz. Tickets are $10-$24. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Marina: Bellingham TheatreWorks presents the world premiere showing of the musical Marina at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The story focuses on Marina, a grief-stricken woman who owns a cabaret and must deal with "the woes and wonders of life in Blaine, Washington circa 1908." Tickets are $10-$24. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Artistic life: Jonica Tod and Paul Hanson of Village Books focus on "The Artistic Life: Obsession in Books" at a brown bag presentation at 12:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The duo will present a wide array of books, from novels, to histories, to pictorials, which illustrate and explore what "art" is. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:30pm
  • Jamie Level, Dan Compton: World-renowned Celtic musicians Jamie Laval and Dan Compton perform at 7pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. Tickets are $12-$20. http://www.jamielaval.com
    1:54pm
  • Spaghetti Sauce Taste-Off: Join the La Conner Chamber of Commerce for a "Spaghetti Sauce Taste-Off & Silent Auction" from 4:30-7:30pm at Maple Hall, 104 Commercial St. Entry is $6 for kids and $8 for adults and includes samples of all the sauces and a full-plate spaghetti dinner. Beer, wine and dessert will be available for an additional fee. http://www.lovelaconner.com
    4:30pm
  • Prose Writing Primer: An info session on an upcoming "Prose Writing for All Genres" course at Western Washington University takes place from 5:30-6:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The seven-week writing class will be taught by Laura Kalpakian. http://www.wwu.edu/realsimple
    5:30pm
  • After Hours Art: Bring your favorite pencil and sketchpad and study the female figure with poses inspired by the paintings and sculpture of Tom Sherwood at an "AHA! After Hours Art: Figure Sketching" gathering from 5:30-7:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. Entry is $13-$18; register in advance. 778-8961
    5:30pm
  • Group Run: All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free and no registration is required. http://www.skagitrunners.org
    6:00pm
  • Native Plant Walk: Join the Koma Kulshan Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society for a Native Plant Walk with ethnobotanist Abe Lloyd focusing on "Coastal Ethnobotany" at 6pm at the North Chuckanut Trailhead parking lot, where you'll continue on to Woodstock Farm. Entry is free and no registration is required. http://www.wnpskoma.org
    6:00pm
  • Co-op Concert: Hear songs influenced by Tanya Hladik's love of the natural world and the deep mystery of life when the singer and songwriter performs with Brit Keeton and Zach Bauman from 6-8pm at the Swan Cafe at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is free. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:00pm
  • Party of One: Celebrate the art of dining alone when Mary Ellen Carter leads a "Party of One" cooking class from 6-8pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. The menu will include a savory flatbread, charred asparagus with hollandaise sauce, chicken scaloppini, and, for dessert, a fruit crisp with a dollop of cream. Entry is $35. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Incognito: Get surprised by seasonal ingredients at the monthly "Incognito" dinner at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. The details of the multi-course menu are concealed until mealtime. Entry is $68. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:00pm
  • What-a-Sho!: Theater, dance, music and poetry readings—with a little comedy in-between—will be part of the "What-a-Sho!" variety show at 7pm Thursday and Friday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets to the all-ages performances will be $8 at the door. 676-5006
    7:00pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour: Christopher McDougall, author of Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance, will be the featured author at the Chuckanut Radio Hour at 7pm at the Heiner Theater 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
  • 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
  • Night Beat: Soprano Amber Sudduth-Bone and pianist Jay Rozendaal will perform works by Barber, Menotti, Heggie, and Deak at a Bellingham Music Club "Night Beat" concert at 7:30pm at the First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Thom Mayes on bass, baritone Nathaniel Voth, and soprano Anjani Briggs also will perform. Tickets are $10. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
    7:30pm
  • Man and Superman: Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes plays Jack Tanner in Man and Superman at a big-screen National Theatre live showing at 7:30pm in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $12-$16. The reinvention of Shaw's witty, provocative classic shows again at 2pm Sun., May 31. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, May 22, 2015 (18 events)

  • Ski to Sea Book Sale: The annual Ski to Sea Book Sale takes place from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday, at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Most items are $1, and, on Saturday, purchases will be $4 a bag. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • What-a-Sho!: Theater, dance, music and poetry readings—with a little comedy in-between—will be part of the "What-a-Sho!" variety show at 7pm Thursday and Friday at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Tickets to the all-ages performances will be $8 at the door. 676-5006
    7:00pm
  • Spring Rep: A Spring Rep series continues this week with showings of Best of Brass Monkey at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. See Broken Holmes and In a Handbag Darkly at 9:30pm Friday and 7:30pm Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Additional Spring Rep shows continue through May 30. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Marina: Experience the story of a tough, brokenhearted widow struggling to survive the rowdy fishing and canning industry of Blaine, circa 1908, when Bellingham TheatreWorks presents the world premiere of the musical Marina at 8pm THursday through Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The play was written by Semiahmoo playwright Sandy Wolf and is being directed by Mark Kuntz. Tickets are $10-$24. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Marina: Bellingham TheatreWorks presents the world premiere showing of the musical Marina at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The story focuses on Marina, a grief-stricken woman who owns a cabaret and must deal with "the woes and wonders of life in Blaine, Washington circa 1908." Tickets are $10-$24. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Blender: Mainstage players will join forces with other top-notch improv groups from around the region at "Blender" shows at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door; see the mingled magic happen again at May 29-30 performances. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Art by the Airport: The Whatcom Art Guild will host its annual "Art by the Airport" spring show from 2-8pm Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Hampton Inn's Fox Hall, 3985 Bennett Dr. The judged show will feature the work of more than 45 well-known community artists. Offerings include fine art originals, affordable prints, photography, handcrafted fabrics, pottery, jewelry and more one-of-a-kind items. Demos and a daily raffle will also be part of the festivities. Entry is free. http://www.whatcomartguild.com
    2:00pm
  • Inflammable Circus: Della Moustachella hosts "Inflammable Circus" shows at 8:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Bellingham Theatre Guid's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite #102. The third annual fundraising fire show features stunning aerials, flaming bellydancing, torch juggling, fire contortion, world-class fire poi spinning and more, all set to music by Bar Tabac, the Cornwall Marching Band, and Strangely. Tickets are $12-$22. Show up starting at noon Sunday for a variety of circus performances happening throughout http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    8:30pm
  • Northwest Folklife Festival: More than 5,000 performers from throughout the region and beyond will perform at the 44th annual Northwest Folklife Festival 11am-10pm Friday through Sunday, and 11am-9pm Monday, at the Seattle Center grounds. This year's cultural focus, "Beats, Rhymes and Rhythms: Traditional Roots of Today's Branches," will highlight in great depth the cross-cultural roots of Hip Hop in the Northwest. Per usual, the event is free. http://www.nwfolklife.og
    11:00am
  • YWCA Leadership Breakfast Deadline: Today is the deadline to register for the YWCA's annual "Leadership Breakfast" fundraiser happening at 7am Fri., May 29 at the ballroom at the Best Western Lakeway Inn, 714 Lakeway Dr. <>A Leg to Stand On author Colleen Haggerty will be the keynote speaker. A minimum $50 donation is requested; funds raised support the YWCA transitional and emergency housing program. http://www.ywcabellingham.org
    7:00am
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in May at Cornwall Park. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Shredding Event: Attend a free "Shredding Event" from 12-2pm in the parking lot at Bob Wallin Insurance, 1844 Iron St. Sound Recycling will be on hand to shred whatever documents you need shredded. Please remove all metal binding clips and staples. http://www.bobwallin.com
    12:00pm
  • Plover Ferry Returns: The Plover ferry starts running this weekend and continues through the summer from 12-8pm Friday and Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday departing on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II at Blaine Harbor. Suggested donation for the rides is $1 for kids and $5 for adults. http://www.draytonharbormaritime.org
    12:00pm
  • VIGIL FOR PEACE: Join the longest-running Peace Vigil in the country—48 years and counting—from 4-5pm every Friday afternoon at the corners of Cornwall Avenue and Magnolia Street. http://www.whatcompjc.org
    4:00pm
  • Ski to Sea Block Party: All ages are invited to take part in a Ski to Sea Block Party taking place from 5-9pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The free event will feature music, prizes, commemorative beer glasses, and more. http://www.skitosea.com
    5:00pm
  • Little Shop of Horrors: An uproarious version of Little Shop of Horrors performed by youth ages 13-16 can be seen at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets to the musical are $10. Since the second cast will be taking over this weekend, there'll be an Opening Night Gala starting at 6pm Friday. Tickets to that event are $15. Additional showings happen through May 31. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • George Cables: The Arlington Arts Council hosts a concert with jazz pianist George Cables at 7:30pm at Arlington's Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. Barisax player Gary Smulyan, bassist Chuck Deardorf, and drummer Matt Jorgensen will play along. The show opens with the Arlington High School Jazz I, directed by John Grabowski, with a special guest, Thomas Marriott, on trumpet. Tickets are $15. http://www.byrnesperformingarts.com
    7:30pm
  • Friday Night Dance Party: A mix of swing, Latin and ballroom will be highlighted and danced to with an introductory lesson at the weekly Friday Night Dance Party from 7:30-10pm at the Bellingham Dance Company, 1705 N. State St. Admission is $5-$7. http://www.bellinghamdancecompany.com
    7:30pm

Saturday, May 23, 2015 (21 events)

  • Ski to Sea Book Sale: The annual Ski to Sea Book Sale takes place from 10am-6pm Wednesday through Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday, at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Most items are $1, and, on Saturday, purchases will be $4 a bag. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    10:00am
  • Lummi Island Studio Tour: More than 40 artists and craftspeople will be showing their work at 23 locations as part of the semiannual Lummi Island Artists' Studio Tour taking place from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday throughout the lovely land mass. Peruse and purchase everything from paintings to prints, notecards, jewelry, photography, sculpture, glass, pottery, metalwork, stonework and more. Entry to the self-guided tour is free; pick up maps at participating locales, or at the Islander store (directly to your left when http://www.lummi-island.com
    10:00am
  • Spring Rep: A Spring Rep series continues this week with showings of Best of Brass Monkey at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. See Broken Holmes and In a Handbag Darkly at 9:30pm Friday and 7:30pm Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Additional Spring Rep shows continue through May 30. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Marina: Experience the story of a tough, brokenhearted widow struggling to survive the rowdy fishing and canning industry of Blaine, circa 1908, when Bellingham TheatreWorks presents the world premiere of the musical Marina at 8pm THursday through Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The play was written by Semiahmoo playwright Sandy Wolf and is being directed by Mark Kuntz. Tickets are $10-$24. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Marina: Bellingham TheatreWorks presents the world premiere showing of the musical Marina at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The story focuses on Marina, a grief-stricken woman who owns a cabaret and must deal with "the woes and wonders of life in Blaine, Washington circa 1908." Tickets are $10-$24. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Blender: Mainstage players will join forces with other top-notch improv groups from around the region at "Blender" shows at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door; see the mingled magic happen again at May 29-30 performances. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Art by the Airport: The Whatcom Art Guild will host its annual "Art by the Airport" spring show from 2-8pm Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Hampton Inn's Fox Hall, 3985 Bennett Dr. The judged show will feature the work of more than 45 well-known community artists. Offerings include fine art originals, affordable prints, photography, handcrafted fabrics, pottery, jewelry and more one-of-a-kind items. Demos and a daily raffle will also be part of the festivities. Entry is free. http://www.whatcomartguild.com
    2:00pm
  • Inflammable Circus: Della Moustachella hosts "Inflammable Circus" shows at 8:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Bellingham Theatre Guid's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite #102. The third annual fundraising fire show features stunning aerials, flaming bellydancing, torch juggling, fire contortion, world-class fire poi spinning and more, all set to music by Bar Tabac, the Cornwall Marching Band, and Strangely. Tickets are $12-$22. Show up starting at noon Sunday for a variety of circus performances happening throughout http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    8:30pm
  • Northwest Folklife Festival: More than 5,000 performers from throughout the region and beyond will perform at the 44th annual Northwest Folklife Festival 11am-10pm Friday through Sunday, and 11am-9pm Monday, at the Seattle Center grounds. This year's cultural focus, "Beats, Rhymes and Rhythms: Traditional Roots of Today's Branches," will highlight in great depth the cross-cultural roots of Hip Hop in the Northwest. Per usual, the event is free. http://www.nwfolklife.og
    11:00am
  • Community Boating Center Open: The Community Boating Center has resumed operations for the 2015 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. Starting June 22, the center will operate through the week. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    10:00am
  • Fairhaven Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:00am
  • Pancake Breakfast: Attend a monthly Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at Ferndale's American Legion, 5537 2nd Ave. The breakfasts are held on the fourth Saturday of every month, excluding July and December. (360) 384-7474
    8:00am
  • Blossom Time Breakfast: Get fed before the Ski to Sea Parade at an annual "Blossom Time Breakfast" taking place near the parade route from 8am-12pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. Tickets are $4 for kids, $6 for adults or $18 per family. 733-4030
    8:00am
  • Pacific Trail Hike: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a hike on the Capilano Pacific Trail in North Vancouver, BC. The trail follows the Capilano River, passing through a variety of terrain, including beaches, rocky shores, steep canyon cliffs, and dense rainforest. Meet at 8am at Sunnyland Elementary to carpool. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    8:00am
  • 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, which takes place from 9am-2pm every Saturday through Oct. 24 at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Mount Vernon Farmers Market: The Mount Vernon Farmers Market opens for the season today from 9am-2pm at the city's Waterfront Plaza. In addition to the fresh, local food, expect activities for kids, cooking demos and special events through the season, which continues through Oct. 17. http://www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Community Meal: Peruse and purchase a plethora of locally grown produce, ready-to-eat foods, crafts and more at the Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. The market runs every Saturday through Dec. 19. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Blossom Time Parade: Floats, marching bands, firetrucks and horses can all be expected at the annual Ski to Sea Blossom Time Parade beginning at noon in downtown Bellingham. The route will begin at the corner of Alabama Street and Cornwall Avenue and finish at N. State and York streets. http://www.skitosea.com
    12:00pm
  • Wisdom of the Grandmothers: Women's Voices: The Wisdom of the Grandmothers author and filmmaker Susan Stark Christianson shares the book and documentary film of the same name at 2pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. The project initially grew out of a desire to find out more about the indigenous prophesy that states there won't be peace on earth until the voices of the grandmothers are heard, and shares the stories of grandmothers from Siberia to Patagonia. http://www.wcls.org
    2:00pm
  • 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
  • Ballroom Dancing: All ages and levels of experience can attend "Ballroom Dancing" events from 6:30-9pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. The social dances feature traditional ballroom and swing music for foxtrot, east coast swing, waltz, nightclub two-step, cha cha, rumba, salsa, samba and more. Entry is $5. (360) 671-7764
    6:30pm

 

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