Week of Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Sunday, July 20, 2014 (16 events)

  • MBT’s Summer Repertory Theatre: The Mount Baker Theatre's Summer Repertory Theatre continues this week with showings of Lanford Wilson's comedy/drama Talley's Folly, Neil Simon's comedic Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Becky's New Car, by Steven Dietz, at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The three plays show in repertory at 7:30pm on weekdays and 3pm Sundays through Aug. 10. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • 13 the Musical: Kaleb VanRijswijck directs performances of 13, the Musical at 7pm Thursday through Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Festival of Music: Selections by Bach, Brahms, and Prokofiev can be heard when the Bellingham Festival of Music continues this week with performances at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center and the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Prices for various performances range from $12-$45. http://www.bellinghamfestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Shakespeare Northwest: The summer season of Shakespeare Northwest continues this weekend with showings of Macbeth at 7pm Thursday and Saturday, and Much Ado About Nothing at 7pm Friday and 2pm Sunday, at the Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. The Shakespearean favorites show in repertory through Aug. 16. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.shakesnw.org
    7:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Schooner Sailing: Climb aboard the historic schooner Adventuress for free dockside tours from 11am-2pm Saturday in Anacortes at the Cap Sante Marina, 1019 Q Ave. Attendees can also sign up for three-hour tours in local waterways from 3-6pm Saturday and 11am-2pm Sunday. Cost for those tours is $18-$55. http://www.soundexp.org
    11:00am
  • Lavender Festival: Demos, exhibits, do-it-yourself tables, strolls through open fields and more will be part of the San Juan Island Lavender Festival happening from 10am-5pm at Friday Harbor's Pelindaba Lavender Farm, 33 Hawthorne Lane. Admission is free. http://www.pelindabalavender.com
    10:00am
  • Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour: Get a closer look at the creative process when dozens of artists open up their spaces for the Skagit Artists Together Studio Tour from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday throughout Skagit County. Entry to the self-guided tour is free. http://www.skagitart.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
  • Point Roberts Garden Tour: The every-other-year Point Roberts Garden Tour takes place from 10am-4pm at in, you guessed it, Point Roberts. The self-guided tour features eight distinct experiences and includes afternoon tea with entertainment. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. Entry is $15. http://www.pointrobertsgardenclub.org
    10:00am
  • Whatcom Wine & Spirits Fest: Sustainable Connections, in partnership with the Whatcom Winery and Distillery Association, will host the second annual "Whatcom Wine & Spirits Fest" from 1-5pm at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. More than 40 different local wines and spirits will be available to sample, and there'll also be live music and food samples. Tickets are $25 in advance and $32 at the door. Designated driver tickets can be purchased for $10. http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    1:00pm
  • Fiddlin’ Fox Concert Series: As part of the annual "Fiddlin' Fox" Concert Series, the gypsy sounds of Balkanarama can be listened and danced to from 2-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. The free, family-friendly concerts take place every Sunday through July, and include dance instruction. http://www.fairhaven.com
    2:00pm
  • Hearts in Harmony: Choir director and orchestra teacher Ryan and Amie Smit present "Two Hearts in Harmony" at a 4pm concert at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is $5-$10. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    4:00pm
  • Joan Baez: Folk, rock and gospel music can be expected when legendary musician and activist Joan Baez brings her considerable talents to Bellingham for an 8pm performance at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. If you've never seen her before—or if you want to experience the magic once again—you'll want to secure a ticket. Entry is $49-$79. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm

Monday, July 21, 2014 (7 events)

  • MBT’s Summer Repertory Theatre: The Mount Baker Theatre's Summer Repertory Theatre continues this week with showings of Lanford Wilson's comedy/drama Talley's Folly, Neil Simon's comedic Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Becky's New Car, by Steven Dietz, at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The three plays show in repertory at 7:30pm on weekdays and 3pm Sundays through Aug. 10. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Summer Drama Camp: Kids in kindergarten through second grade can sign up for a "Theatre on the Range" summer drama camp with the Neighborhood Playhouse from 10am-1pm Monday through Friday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H ST. Instructor Truxton McCoy will lead the kids in song, movement, poems, games and skits. Fees are $180. 961-2213 or http://www.theneighborhoodplayhouse.net
    10:00am
  • East Indian Burrito Bar: Brent Pyeatt presents a new concept in fusion cuisine when he helms an "East Indian Vegetarian Burrito Bar" course from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. A buffet-style burrito bar will allow students to customize their creations. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Go, Granny D!: Barbara Bates Smith, an acclaimed off-Broadway actress and activist, presents Go, Granny D! at 7pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. The play is based on the memoirs of political activist Doris "Granny D" Haddock. Suggested donation is $10; proceeds benefit the League of Women Voters. http://www.lwvbellingham/whatcom.org
    7:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 8pm Mondays at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    8:00pm

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 (6 events)

  • MBT’s Summer Repertory Theatre: The Mount Baker Theatre's Summer Repertory Theatre continues this week with showings of Lanford Wilson's comedy/drama Talley's Folly, Neil Simon's comedic Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Becky's New Car, by Steven Dietz, at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The three plays show in repertory at 7:30pm on weekdays and 3pm Sundays through Aug. 10. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Sign Language Classes: The Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center offers American Sign Language classes as a free service to the community from 12-1pm on the first three Tuesdays of each month in Bellingham. Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 255-7166 or 647-0910
    12:00pm
  • Sun’s Out Run: Come out for a fun run in your tank top and enjoy giveaways by Asics, raffles and prizes for the best farmers tan and biggest muscles at a "Sun's Out, Guns out" all-paces run starting at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. Entry is free. Please check-in starting at 5:40pm. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Creek Talk & Walk: The Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation and City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation will host an informational talk and overview of the Squalicum Creek Trail extension project, followed by a walk, starting at 6pm at Cornwall Park, 3427 Meridian St. Entry is free. 389-3803 or http://www.wprfoundation.org
    6:00pm

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 (14 events)

  • MBT’s Summer Repertory Theatre: The Mount Baker Theatre's Summer Repertory Theatre continues this week with showings of Lanford Wilson's comedy/drama Talley's Folly, Neil Simon's comedic Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Becky's New Car, by Steven Dietz, at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The three plays show in repertory at 7:30pm on weekdays and 3pm Sundays through Aug. 10. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    8:00am
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • The End of Big: Nicco Mele, author of The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath, will be the featured author at the Bellingham City Club's monthly meeting and luncheon starting at 11:30am at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave. Entry is $13-$18 in advance, or $15-$20 at the door. http://www.bellinghamcityclub.org
    11:30am
  • Noontime Concert Series: The Happy Valley Sluggers will perform at a noontime concert at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Plaza. The free series continues July 30 with a gig by City Hall. http://www.wwu.edu
    12:00pm
  • Wednesday Market: Peruse local fruits and vegetables, diverse handcrafted works and ready-to-eat items when the Bellingham Farmers Market continues its Wednesday Market from 12-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. (behind Village Books). The market continues weekly through Sept. 24. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    12:00pm
  • Wednesday Walking Group: Adults 45 and older are invited to join a Bellingham Evening Walking Group starting at 5:30pm every Wednesday in July at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. The hourlong excursions will feature different destinations every week. 733-4030 or http://www.wccoa.org
    5:30pm
  • 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
  • Downtown Sounds: Polecat and Hillstomp will perform as part of the 10th annual "Downtown Sounds" series from 6-9pm on Bay Street between Woods Coffee and the Pickford Cinema. The free performances continue July 30 (Publish the Quest and 3 on the Tree), and August 6 (Voyager and the Trees). http://www.downtownbham.wordpress.com
    6:00pm
  • Brews Cruise: Join San Juan Cruises for the weekly "Bellingham Bay BREWers Cruise" leaving at 6:30pm from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Ave. The cruises—which continue every Wednesday through Sept. 24—includes liquid samples from Boundary Bay Brewery and two other Northwest breweries. Entry is $35. Register in advance, as the cruises sell out quickly. http://www.whales.com
    6:30pm
  • Totem Pole Journey Benefit Concert: Dana Lyons, Swil Kanim, Peter Ali, Irthlingz, and the Wilds will perform at "Kwel Hoy': A Totem Pole Journey Benefit Concert" at 7pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Funds raised benefit the House of Tears carvers of the Lummi community—who are currently focused on the threat to their treaty rights associated with the Gateway Pacific Terminal proposal. 733-3837
    7:00pm
  • A Wolf Called Romeo: Award-winning writer and photographer Nick Jans shares stories and images from A Wolf Called Romeo at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book features an "awe-inspiring account of Romeo, a lone black wolf, and his six-year friendship with an Alaskan community." 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, July 24, 2014 (17 events)

  • One-Act Wonders: View two new one-act plays written by young artists from the collegiate community when Brian Toews' The ART (The Awful Real Thing) and Rene Vohze's The Velociraptor show at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The "satirical fringe spectacle" contains nudity, violence and adult language, and is intended for mature audiences only. Tickets are $8. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Shakespeare Northwest: The summer season of Shakespeare Northwest continues this weekend with showings of Much Ado About Nothing at 7pm Thursday, and Macbeth at 7pm Friday at the Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. On Saturday, attend the annual "Iron Man," which features Much Ado About Nothing at 1pm, To Be or Not TV2 at 4pm, and Macbeth at 7pm. Tickets are $10-$12 for the single shows, and $30 for Iron Man (includes a T-shirt). Additional showings happen http://www.shakesnw.org
    7:00pm
  • Whatcom Old Settlers Picnic: The 119th annual Whatcom Old Settlers' Picnic takes place from 12-9pm Thursday, 12pm-11pm Friday, 9am-10pm Saturday, and 12-4pm Sunday at Ferndale's Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. Celebrating the rich history of the area and the people who call it home, the weekend-long event features live music, a fun run/walk, parades, a classic car show, local food and craft vendors, a barn dance, open tours of the historic park, a beer garden and more. http://www.whatcomoldsettlers.com
    12:00pm
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • MBT’s Summer Repertory Theatre: The Mount Baker Theatre's Summer Repertory Theatre continues this week with showings of Lanford Wilson's comedy/drama Talley's Folly, Neil Simon's comedic Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Becky's New Car, by Steven Dietz, at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The three plays show in repertory at 7:30pm on weekdays and 3pm Sundays through Aug. 10. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Raising Dough: Elizabeth Ü, author of Raising Dough: The Complete Field Guide to Financing a Socially Responsible Food Business, discusses the ins and outs of financing food-based and small businesses at a free brown-bag lunchtime presentation at noon at the meeting room at Sustainable Connections, 1701 Ellis St., suite 221. http://www.sustainableconnections.org
    12:00pm
  • Lynden Farmers Market: Procure fresh, seasonal fare from local farmers at the Lynden Farmers Market, which happens from 12-5pm every Thursday through Oct. 30 at 324 Front St. http://www.lyndenfarmersmarket.com
    12:00pm
  • History Cruise: Longtime historian Brian Griffin will be the knowledgable narrator when the Whatcom Museum of History & Art continues its "History Sunset Cruise" season at 5:30pm at Island Mariner Cruises, 2621 S. Harbor Loop Dr. Tickets to the Bellingham Bay -focused excursion are $30-$35; additional cruises happen Thursdays through Aug. 21. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    5:30pm
  • Elizabeth Park Concert Series: As part of an annual season of Thursday night summer concerts, listen to Jamaica/New Orleans dance "riddims" from the Yogoman Burning Band from 6-8pm at Elizabeth Park. The free concerts continue every Thursday through Aug. 28. http://www.cob.org
    6:00pm
  • Family Trail Series: Bring the kids along when you show up for the Greater Bellingham Running Club's "Short & Sweet GBRC Family Trail Series" run at 6pm at the dog park area at Lake Padden, 4882 Samish Way. The free 2.5K (kids) and 5K (adults) runs occur on a weekly basis through Aug. 14 at Lake Padden and Whatcom Falls Park. Organizers say "this is a great way to try trail racing for the first time, introduce kids to the fun, or hone your speed with fellow runners." http://www.gbrc.net
    6:00pm
  • Berry Extravaganza: Karina Davidson schools participants on what to do with summertime fruit at a "Berry Extravaganza" class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour: New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance will read from her latest Joanna Brady book, Remains of Innocence: A Brady Novel of Suspense, at the monthly Chuckanut Radio Hour at 7pm at the Heiner Theater at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg St. In addition to the featured author, there'll be live music by Geof Morgan, a reading by Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes, poetry by Kevin Murphy, and more. 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
  • Albert Lee Band: British guitar legend Albert Lee brings his band along for a 7:30pm concert at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Lee's many career highlights include two Grammy wins, five years in the Eric Clapton band, and stints with the Rolling Stones' Bill Wyman, Joe Cocker, Emmylou Harris, and many more. Tickets are $10-$30. 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, July 25, 2014 (20 events)

  • One-Act Wonders: View two new one-act plays written by young artists from the collegiate community when Brian Toews' The ART (The Awful Real Thing) and Rene Vohze's The Velociraptor show at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The "satirical fringe spectacle" contains nudity, violence and adult language, and is intended for mature audiences only. Tickets are $8. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Shakespeare Northwest: The summer season of Shakespeare Northwest continues this weekend with showings of Much Ado About Nothing at 7pm Thursday, and Macbeth at 7pm Friday at the Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. On Saturday, attend the annual "Iron Man," which features Much Ado About Nothing at 1pm, To Be or Not TV2 at 4pm, and Macbeth at 7pm. Tickets are $10-$12 for the single shows, and $30 for Iron Man (includes a T-shirt). Additional showings happen http://www.shakesnw.org
    7:00pm
  • Whatcom Old Settlers Picnic: The 119th annual Whatcom Old Settlers' Picnic takes place from 12-9pm Thursday, 12pm-11pm Friday, 9am-10pm Saturday, and 12-4pm Sunday at Ferndale's Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. Celebrating the rich history of the area and the people who call it home, the weekend-long event features live music, a fun run/walk, parades, a classic car show, local food and craft vendors, a barn dance, open tours of the historic park, a beer garden and more. http://www.whatcomoldsettlers.com
    12:00pm
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • MBT’s Summer Repertory Theatre: The Mount Baker Theatre's Summer Repertory Theatre continues this week with showings of Lanford Wilson's comedy/drama Talley's Folly, Neil Simon's comedic Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Becky's New Car, by Steven Dietz, at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The three plays show in repertory at 7:30pm on weekdays and 3pm Sundays through Aug. 10. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Extraordinary Shows: Show up for "A League of Extraordinary Shows" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Expect just about anything at the performances, including short form improv, long form, and more. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm
  • Lend Me a Tenor: The madcap, screwball comedy about a series of misadventures at an opera company, Lend Me A Tenor, opens this weekend with 7:30pm shows at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional performances happen through Aug. 16. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Sin & Gin Tours: The Good Time Girls host a "Sin & Gin Tour" tonight at 7pm starting at the Bureau of Historical Investigation, 217 W. Holly St. The walking tours—which continue Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 28 in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven—feature stories about Bellingham's history and sometimes salacious past. Entry is $15-$19. http://www.thebureaubellingham.com
    7:00pm
  • Sidewalk Sale: More than 20 businesses in Bellingham's downtown core will offer sales, samples and other benefits to shoppers at the annual Sidewalk Sale happening Friday and Saturday during regular business hours. Balloons and other signage to differentiate retailers and restaurants for attendees. http://www.downtownbham.wordpress.com
    10:00am
  • Big Book Sale: In advance of moving to a bigger location, attend a "BIG Book Sale" from 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday and 1-5pm Sunday at the Ferndale Public Library at the Pioneer Pavilion, 2007 Cherry St. Books for all ages and interests will be available. http://www.wcls.org
    10:00am
  • Project Homeless Connect: The 6th annual "Project Homeless Connect" happens from 9am-4pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. People experiencing homelessness are invited to receive free and confidential services including medical exams, dental care, vision and hearing screenings, women's health care, information on veteran benefits, housing assistance, legal aid, and more. 734-3055 or http://www.whatcomvolunteer.org
    9:00am
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in July at North Lake Whatcom Park. Entry is $5. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Children’s Craft Fair: Enjoy a wide array of crafts and baked goods made by local youth 13 and under at the 46th annual Children's Craft Fair from 11am-1pm on the lawn of the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. 778-7323
    11:00am
  • Cemetery Tour: "Bayview Abbey 100th Anniversary" will be the focus of a City of Bellingham tour at 1pm at Bayview Cemetery, 1420 Woburn St. Entry to tour the space and celebrate the history of the cemetery's mausoleum is free; please register in advance. 778-7150 or http://www.bayviewcemetery.com
    1:00pm
  • National Night Out: Games, family-friendly activities, local food vendors, discussions with Mayor Kelli Linville and other City personnel, live music and more will be be part of Downtown Bellingham Partnership and the City of Bellingham's "National Night Out" event from 4:30-7pm at Bellingham's Maritime Heritage Park. The nationwide program raises awareness about crime prevention activities in an effort to "take back" neighborhoods and bring communities together. The event will also serve to engage neighbors and 527-8710 or http://www.downtownbham.wordpress.com
    2:07pm
  • 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
  • Friday Ferry Flotilla: Discounted rental fees for sailing dinghies and human-powered watercraft (kayaks, rowboats, paddleboards) will be part of a monthly Friday Ferry Flotilla starting at 5pm at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. Boats of all kinds are encouraged to join the gatherings, which bid adieu to Alaska ferry that departs Bellingham every Friday. Additional flotillas happen Aug. 22 and Sept. 26. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    5:00pm
  • Best in Show: Whatcom Humane Society hosts a "Movie Under the Stars" viewing of Best in Show starting with a beer garden and food at 7:30pm at their digs at 2172 Division St. Bring your own blanket and chairs and, at dusk, watch the dog-based satire. Suggested donation is $5. (P.S. Please leave your dogs at home.) http://www.whatcomhumane.org
    7:30pm
  • Comedy Showcase: Lisa Curtis, G. Anthony Johnson, Claire Jones, Neil McLaughlin, Alex McKay, and Timmy Riney will perform at a Comedy Showcase at 8pm in Anacortes at the H20 Club, 314 Commercial Ave. Randall Ragsdale will host. Tickets to the Comedy Nite gig are $10. http://www.anacortesh2o.com
    8:00pm

Saturday, July 26, 2014 (35 events)

  • One-Act Wonders: View two new one-act plays written by young artists from the collegiate community when Brian Toews' The ART (The Awful Real Thing) and Rene Vohze's The Velociraptor show at 8pm Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The "satirical fringe spectacle" contains nudity, violence and adult language, and is intended for mature audiences only. Tickets are $8. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Shakespeare Northwest: The summer season of Shakespeare Northwest continues this weekend with showings of Much Ado About Nothing at 7pm Thursday, and Macbeth at 7pm Friday at the Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater at Mount Vernon's Rexville Grange, 19299 Rexville Grange Rd. On Saturday, attend the annual "Iron Man," which features Much Ado About Nothing at 1pm, To Be or Not TV2 at 4pm, and Macbeth at 7pm. Tickets are $10-$12 for the single shows, and $30 for Iron Man (includes a T-shirt). Additional showings happen http://www.shakesnw.org
    7:00pm
  • Whatcom Old Settlers Picnic: The 119th annual Whatcom Old Settlers' Picnic takes place from 12-9pm Thursday, 12pm-11pm Friday, 9am-10pm Saturday, and 12-4pm Sunday at Ferndale's Pioneer Park, 2004 Cherry St. Celebrating the rich history of the area and the people who call it home, the weekend-long event features live music, a fun run/walk, parades, a classic car show, local food and craft vendors, a barn dance, open tours of the historic park, a beer garden and more. http://www.whatcomoldsettlers.com
    12:00pm
  • Bard on the Beach: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will play in repertory with the Bard's The Tempest and Cymbeline, and Bill Cain's Equivocation, during the 25th annual "Bard on the Beach" season through Sept. 20 at Vancouver, B.C.'s Vanier Park. Tickets are $33-$47 (Canadian). http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    5:00pm
  • Boating Center Open: All are welcome to check out the Community Boating Center, which has opened back up for the summer season at its headquarters at 555 Harris Ave. (near the Amtrak Station). Upcoming classes and excursions include bioluminescence paddles, introductions to sea kayaking, sunset paddles, dinghy sailing 101, full moon paddles, paddleboarding 101, and more. Boat rentals and storage and moorage are also available. Check the website for times and prices. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    12:00pm
  • MBT’s Summer Repertory Theatre: The Mount Baker Theatre's Summer Repertory Theatre continues this week with showings of Lanford Wilson's comedy/drama Talley's Folly, Neil Simon's comedic Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Becky's New Car, by Steven Dietz, at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The three plays show in repertory at 7:30pm on weekdays and 3pm Sundays through Aug. 10. Tickets are $12.50-$25. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Extraordinary Shows: Show up for "A League of Extraordinary Shows" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Expect just about anything at the performances, including short form improv, long form, and more. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    9:00pm
  • Lend Me a Tenor: The madcap, screwball comedy about a series of misadventures at an opera company, Lend Me A Tenor, opens this weekend with 7:30pm shows at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $20 and additional performances happen through Aug. 16. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Sin & Gin Tours: The Good Time Girls host a "Sin & Gin Tour" tonight at 7pm starting at the Bureau of Historical Investigation, 217 W. Holly St. The walking tours—which continue Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 28 in downtown Bellingham and historic Fairhaven—feature stories about Bellingham's history and sometimes salacious past. Entry is $15-$19. http://www.thebureaubellingham.com
    7:00pm
  • Sidewalk Sale: More than 20 businesses in Bellingham's downtown core will offer sales, samples and other benefits to shoppers at the annual Sidewalk Sale happening Friday and Saturday during regular business hours. Balloons and other signage to differentiate retailers and restaurants for attendees. http://www.downtownbham.wordpress.com
    10:00am
  • Big Book Sale: In advance of moving to a bigger location, attend a "BIG Book Sale" from 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday and 1-5pm Sunday at the Ferndale Public Library at the Pioneer Pavilion, 2007 Cherry St. Books for all ages and interests will be available. http://www.wcls.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
  • Fall Crops for Summer Planting: Learn how to seed tasty veggie crops for a delicious harvest in the fall at a "Keep it Growing! Fall Crops for Summer Planting" workshop at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Please register in advance for the free event. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Anacortes Farmers Market: Attend the Anacortes Farmers Market from 9am-2pm at the town's Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. The market continues every Saturday through October. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org
    9:00am
  • Book Sale: Gently used books for kids and adults and audio books will be for sale at a "The Next Chapter Makes a Difference" Book Sale and Fundraiser from 9am-4pm at Ferndale's Christ Lutheran Church, 5904 Vista Dr. Proceeds will benefit "Amy's Wild Kingdom" fund and a public library being built in Amy Ogmudnson's honor to aid a public library being built in Anaka, Uganda. (360) 305-8489
    9:00am
  • Family Tennis: A "USTA Family Friendly Tennis" gathering happens from 9:30-11am every Saturday through Aug. 16 at Cornwall Park, 3424 Meridian St. No tennis experience is necessary. Please register in advance. http://www.pnw.usta.com
    9:30am
  • Deming Book Club: Charles Dickens' Great Expectation will be the focus of a Deming Book Club meeting from 10am-12pm at the Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Hwy. All adults are welcome. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: Attend the weekly Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 20 at the Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Ave. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Samish Island Arts Festival: Paintings, photography, glass and woodworks, jewelry and more will be for sale at the Samish Island Arts Festival from 10am-4pm at the Samish Island Community Club, 11292 Blue Heron Rd. Live music and food offerings will also be available. Entry is free. (360) 630-5654 or http://www.samishisland.net
    10:00am
  • Dakota Art Store Grand Opening: Discounts and fun, creative activities will be part of an official Grand Opening at Dakota Art Store's new location at 1322 Cornwall Ave. With a mission "to continue as the leading source of art materials for Whatcom County," expect more retail space, a more modern classroom, a new gallery space and a larger selection of art supplies. http://www.dakotaartstore.com
    10:00am
  • Children’s Craft Fair: Items for $4 and less can be found at a Children's Craft Fair from 10:30-11:30am at Sudden Valley's South Whatcom Library at Barn View Court, Gate 2. http://www.wcls.org
    10:30am
  • Bite of Skagit: Food vendors from around the valley will be on hand to share their edible wares at the 6th annual Bite of Skagit happening from 12-4pm in Anacortes at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge Waterfront Park, 12885 Casino Dr. Funds raised at the family-friendly event will benefit Community Action of Skagit's Food Bank distribution center. http://www.biteofskagit.org
    12:00pm
  • National Dance Day Celebration: Sample dance classes for kids ages 3 to 12, performances by students, refreshments and more will be part of a National Dance Day celebration from 12-4pm at Ballet Bellingham, 504 Fraser St., suite #103. New and returning students can also register for upcoming classes. http://www.balletbellingham.com
    12:00pm
  • Rockin’ the Park: Join the Lake Association Recreation Club (LARC) for a family-friendly, clothing-optional "Rockin' the Park" concert and barbecue from 12-7pm at the group's Mount Vernon headquarters at 21700 Highway 9. Bands include Pretty Twisted, Motown Cruisers, and She's Not Dead. Tickets are $20. http://www.larcnudists.com
    12:00pm
  • Anacortes Brewery Celebration: Help the Anacortes Brewery celebrate its 20th anniversary today from 12-7pm at the Heart of Anacortes, 1014 4th St. (directly behind the Rockfish Grill). In addition to the award-winning brews that will be available at the party, the all-ages event will feature food, activities for kids, live music from a variety of bands, and more. Entry is free. http://www.rockfishgrill.com
    12:00pm
  • Screen Printing Workshop: As part of the "Skagit Women Print" exhibit, attend a "Screen Printing Textile" workshop with Kristin Loffer Theiss from 1-5pm in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. Entry is $50. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    1:00pm
  • Fundraising Regatta: The inaugural "Bellingham Bay Leukemia Cup Regatta" begins at 5pm at the Squalicum Yacht Club, 2633 S. Harbor Loop Dr. The event—which will raise funds for blood-cancer research and patient services—includes a post-race awards party with a barbecue dinner and music by the Atlantics. Entry is $150 for boats, $25 for the party. http://www.cycbellingham.com
    5:00pm
  • Summer Dinner on the Farm: Join Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland for a "Summer Dinner on the Farm" fundraising feast starting at 5pm in La Conner at the Hedlin Family Farm, 12052 Chilberg Rd. Chef Georgia Johnson will helm the four-course meal, which will be paired with Washington wines. Tickets are $125. http://www.skagitonians.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
  • Bob Sanders: Local jazz musician Bob Sanders performs from 6:30-8pm at the piano lounge at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Entry is free. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:30pm
  • The Dagwoods: Listen to the classic rock sounds of the Dagwoods at a 6pm concert at Bellingham's Vartanyan Estate Winery, 1628 Huntley Rd. Admission is $5-$7. http://www.vewinery.com
    6:30pm
  • Bellingham Alumni Band: Big band classics will be highlighted when the Bellingham Alumni Band performs at 6:30pm at Blaine's Birch Bay State Park, 5105 Helwig Rd. Entry is free; please have a Discover pass clearly displayed when parking inside the park grounds. http://www.fobbsp.org or www.nccband.org
    6:30pm
  • Skamania: Bring the family along when the second of four all-ages concerts happens tonight from 7-9pm at Bellingham's Boulevard Park. Reggae, ska and Caribbean music by Skamania can be listened to—and danced to—at the free event. Additional concerts feature B'rer Rabbit (Aug. 2), and Cambalache (Aug. 9). 778-7000 or http://www.cob.org
    7:00pm
  • Family Field Trip: Join Wild Whatcom Walks for a "Family Field Trip: New Moon Night Prowl" from 8-9:30pm at Ferndale's Tennant Lake. Discover what you need to be a nocturnal animal in this sensory exploration. Entry is $10. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    8:00pm
  • Governor’s Cup Polo Tournament: Attend the 9th annual NW Circuit "Governor's Cup" Polo Tournament from 8:30am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at George Dill's Farm, 1627 La Conner-Whitney Rd. Pretty hats, picnic baskets and comfortable chairs are encouraged. There'll also be a car show, formal cocktails and dinner in the hay mow, and more. Entry is $8-$25. (360) 466-2492 or http://www.visitskagitvalley.com
    8:30pm

 

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