Week of Sunday, April 20, 2014
(106 events)

 

 

Sunday, April 20, 2014 (8 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off this week and continues through April 30 throughout the verdant valley. In addition to the hundreds of acres of blooming daffodils and tulips that will bloom according to Mother Nature through the month, there'll be street fairs, wine events, outdoor excursions, art displays, a home tour, live music, the "world's largest garage sale, a gala celebration, historic home tours, and much, much more. Go to the website to find out more. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • The Women of Lockerbie: A poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate can be seen when Deborah Brevoort's The Women of Lockerbie continues this weekend at shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$14, and additional shows happen through April 27. 733-1811 or http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • Les Miserables: Redemption and revolution will take center stage when Les Miserables continues this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M. Ave. Tickets are $20. Additional performances of the award-winning musical happen through April 27. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Boundary Easter Brunch: Purchase tickets ASAP to 10am, 11:30am and 1pm sittings for the annual all-you-can-eat Easter Brunch happening in the brewery and beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Tickets are $12 for kids and $21 for adults. At 11:15am, there'll also be an Egg Hunt (for brunch participants only). 647-5593 or http://www.bbaybrewery.com
    10:00am
  • Bellewood Easter Brunch: Meet Mr. B. Rabbit and treat the family to a three-course Easter Brunch from 11am-4pm at Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian. Tickets are $15 for kids and $30 for adults. There'll also be an Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt happening from 10am-4pm. Entry to that is $8 per kid (free for caregivers). http://www.bellewoodfarms.com
    11:00am
  • David Allen Sibley: Author, illustrator and avian expert David Allen Sibley shares his birding know-how when he presents the second edition to The Sibley Guide to Birds of North America at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Improvements and updates to his famous—and comprehensive—guide to the world of birds. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm

Monday, April 21, 2014 (8 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off this week and continues through April 30 throughout the verdant valley. In addition to the hundreds of acres of blooming daffodils and tulips that will bloom according to Mother Nature through the month, there'll be street fairs, wine events, outdoor excursions, art displays, a home tour, live music, the "world's largest garage sale, a gala celebration, historic home tours, and much, much more. Go to the website to find out more. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Chorus Line Auditions: All vocal ranges can audition for upcoming performances of A Chorus Line at 7pm Monday and Tuesday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Visit the website for particulars on ages, dancing abilities, and more. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Wild Food Walk: Join the Koma Kulshan chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society for a "Wild Foods of Chuckanut Bay" excursion starting at 6pm at the end of Fairhaven Avenue in Chuckanut Village. Trip leaders Abe Lloyd and Katrina Poppe will share identification tips, traditional Native American plant uses, and their favorite recipes for enjoying nature's bounty. Entry is free, and no registration is required. 319-6988
    6:00pm
  • Open Mic: Local writer and teacher Laurel Leigh will helm the monthly Open Mic at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and share poems, essays and fiction. Sign up in advance at the main counter or by calling the number listed here. 671-2626
    7:00pm
  • Elemental Screening: To celebrate Earth Day, Echoes Bellingham will host a free screening of Elemental at 7pm at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The documentary follows the stories of three conservationists as they work to protect the planet. http://www.echoesbellingham.com
    7:00pm
  • Rocks & Gems: Join the Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club for its monthly meeting at 7pm at the Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave. Members and guests will be bringing rocks and gems that are yellow in color, such as fluorite, pyrite, chalcopyrite, native sulfur, sunstone, citrine and others, or, just plain or fancy treasured rocks. Entry is free. http://www.mtbakerrockclub.org
    7:00pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. As part of National Poetry Month, tonight's event will also feature a reading by Seattle-based poet Elizabeth Austen, who's recently been named Washington's poet laureate for 2014-16. Entry is free. http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9:30pm Mondays at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    9:30pm

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (14 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off this week and continues through April 30 throughout the verdant valley. In addition to the hundreds of acres of blooming daffodils and tulips that will bloom according to Mother Nature through the month, there'll be street fairs, wine events, outdoor excursions, art displays, a home tour, live music, the "world's largest garage sale, a gala celebration, historic home tours, and much, much more. Go to the website to find out more. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Chorus Line Auditions: All vocal ranges can audition for upcoming performances of A Chorus Line at 7pm Monday and Tuesday at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Visit the website for particulars on ages, dancing abilities, and more. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:00pm
  • Reduce and Reuse Sale: Whatcom Community College's Sustainability Club hosts an Earth Day fundraiser sale of books, clothing, sports equipment, toys and small furniture at a "Reduce and Reuse Sale" from 11am-3pm Tuesday and Wednesday at the school's Syre Student Center, 238 W. Kellogg Rd. http://www.whatom.ctc.edu
    11:00am
  • Earth Day Free Day: Visit Washington State parks without paying a fee at an "Earth Day Free Day" event happening throughout the state. Visit the website to see a full list of participating parks. ( A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State DNR and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.) http://www.discoverpass.wa.gov
    8:00am
  • 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
  • Easter Walk and Park Cleanup: Join Echoes Bellingham for an "Easter Walk" at 1pm in front of City Hall, 210 Lottie St. Participants will relive the story of Jesus' final days through "narrative interruptions" during the half-mile walk. An optional service project begins at 2:15pm at Maritime Heritage Park to move and spread mulch. Both events are free. http://www.echoesbellingham.org
    1:00pm
  • Earth Day Fair: Representatives from a variety of Whatcom County businesses will be on hand at an Earth Day Sustainability Fair starting at 4pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The event aims to raise awareness about the numerous resources available to us locally in Bellingham. http://www.bbaybrewery.com
    4:00pm
  • Triathlon Training Basics: Kara Fuhrmeister leads a "Triathlon Training Basics" clinic at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. Register in advance for the free primer. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Wild Greens: Enjoy the bounty of wild edible spring greens using traditional techniques of Coast Salish foragers when Vanessa Cooper helms a "Wild Spring Greens" course from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Cooper will also discuss the medicinal benefit of these traditional foods as well as their nutritional and culinary value. Entry is $29. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Taste for Poetry: Wordsmith Angela Belcaster will join a "Taste for Poetry" fundraiser for the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest a 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. The multi-course meal will be prepared by the culinary masters at Ciao Thyme. Tickets are $75. 820-4367 or http://www.boyntonpoetrycontest.wordpress.com
    6:00pm
  • Bellingham Reads: Discuss Erick Weiner's The Geography of Bliss at a Bellingham Reads book discussion group meeting at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. 778-7323
    6:30pm
  • Gluten-Free Globe: Chef Robert Atterberry focuses on "Gluten-Free Flavors from Around the World" at a class from 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Vernon at Gretchen's Kitchen, 512 S. First St. Entry is $40. http://www.gretchenskitchen.com
    6:30pm
  • Frequent Fliers: Ornithologist Dan Froehlich focuses on "Frequent Fliers of the Bird World: Long Distance Migrants" at a 7pm presentation at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:00pm
  • Heart’s Oratorio: Mary Oak reads from and shares ideas from Heart's Oratorio: One Woman's Journey Through Love, Death and Modern Medicine at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The memoir is about life (and near-death) with a genetic heart condition. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (15 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off this week and continues through April 30 throughout the verdant valley. In addition to the hundreds of acres of blooming daffodils and tulips that will bloom according to Mother Nature through the month, there'll be street fairs, wine events, outdoor excursions, art displays, a home tour, live music, the "world's largest garage sale, a gala celebration, historic home tours, and much, much more. Go to the website to find out more. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Reduce and Reuse Sale: Whatcom Community College's Sustainability Club hosts an Earth Day fundraiser sale of books, clothing, sports equipment, toys and small furniture at a "Reduce and Reuse Sale" from 11am-3pm Tuesday and Wednesday at the school's Syre Student Center, 238 W. Kellogg Rd. http://www.whatom.ctc.edu
    11:00am
  • Spring Beer Dinner Deadline: Reserve seats by today for a Spring Beer Dinner happening this coming Sunday (April 27) at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 W. Holly St. Tickets to the five-course dinner—which will be paired with accompanying brews—are $40. http://www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com
    8:00am
  • Jamie Ford Event: Join New York Times bestselling author Jamie Ford for an afternoon discussion staring at 4pm at the Willows Inn on Lummi Island. Ford will talk about his book Songs of Willow Frost, and will share some of his favorite authors and books to read. Tickets are $75 and include a copy of the book and a private dinner with the author at the island's Beach Store Cafe. 758-2620 or http://www.willows-inn.com
    4:00pm
  • World Book Night: As part of World Book Night, 50,000 volunteers around the globe will give away 20 specially printed copies of one of the 35 books on the WBN list—a book that he or she has read and loved—at various checkpoints. To find out how to get involved, check out the websites listed here. http://www.worldbooknight.org or www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • GROUP RIDE: The Mt. Baker Bike Club hosts a Group Ride starting every Wednesday at 6pm at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Be prepared to ride for 30 miles at a race/training pace, and regroup at the brewery following the excursion. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    6:00pm
  • Evening Epic Run: A weekly “Evening Epic Run” begins at 6pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The strenuous runs are 1.5-2 hours in length on hilly terrain with experienced trail runners. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Non-GMO Corn Preservation: Backyard Beans & Grains Project's Krista Rome will lead a "Non-GMO Corn Preservation" course from 6:30-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Participants will also get cooking tips, and hear the results of hand- pollination trials. Entry is $5; register in advance. 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:30pm
  • Thai Classics: Coconut chicken curry and shrimp fishcake will be among the menu items at a "Thai Classics" course with Robert Fong from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Northwest Coast Art Book: Editors Robin K. Wright and Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse share images and essays from In the Spirit of the Ancestors: Contemporary Northwest Coast Art at the Burke Museum at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Entry is free. 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
  • Jazz Band Concert: Hear big band songs such as "On Green Dolphin Street" and "Night and Day" when the Jansen Jazz Band, directed by Steve Herrick, performs at 7:30pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Tickets will be $10 at the door. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    7:30pm
  • Margo Murphy, John Roberts: Heartfelt harmonies and treasures of America music can be heard when Seattle's Margo Murphy and Bellingham's John Roberts perform at 7:30pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. Suggested donation is $8-$15. http://www.friendsoftheroederhome.org
    7:30pm
  • The Guest Reading: Free Key Productions will present a staged reading of The Guest, a new work by local playwright Fergus MacRoich, at 7:30pm at the Bellingham Children's Theatre, 1412 Cornwall Ave. The play is a searing portrait of a dysfunctional family dealing with issues ranging from spousal abuse to homosexuality to transgender. The audience is encouraged to provide feedback after the reading. Entry is by donation. http://www.freekeyproductions.com
    7:30pm
  • Four-handed Piano Performance: Christina Dahl and Oksana Ezhokina will perform an evening of four-handed piano pieces by Maurice Ravel, William Bolcom, and Sergei Rachmaninofc at 8pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $9-$16. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    8:00pm

Thursday, April 24, 2014 (15 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off this week and continues through April 30 throughout the verdant valley. In addition to the hundreds of acres of blooming daffodils and tulips that will bloom according to Mother Nature through the month, there'll be street fairs, wine events, outdoor excursions, art displays, a home tour, live music, the "world's largest garage sale, a gala celebration, historic home tours, and much, much more. Go to the website to find out more. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Circus Show: As part of an Artist in Residence program, attend "Esther's End of Residency Circus Show" at 7pm Thursday and Friday in Alger at the Lookout Arts Center, 246 Old Highway 99. The performance will combine contemporary circus arts, puppetry, mask-work, dance, music and poetry. The show is appropriate for all ages but not specifically geared towards kids. Suggested donation is $2-$10. http://www.estherdemonteflores.com
    7:00pm
  • The Mastodon: Bellingham-based playwright Ben Eisner's The Mastodon concludes this week with 8pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The "gripping crime drama" examines predatory relationships, and chronicles a young call girl's ascent from the bottom to the top of the metaphorical food chain of inner-city Los Angeles. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Les Miserables: Redemption and revolution will take center stage when Les Miserables concludes this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M. Ave. Tickets to the award-winning musical are $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Poem in Your Pocket Day: Celebrate "Poem in Your Pocket Day" and National Poetry Month by selecting a poem, carrying it with you and sharing it with other throughout the day. Poems from pockets are unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores. http://www.poets.org
    8:00am
  • Skagit Ride: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a bike ride from 10am-4pm in the tulip fields in Skagit County from 10am-4pm. The route and destination will be based on field conditions. Meet at 170333 Bennett Rd. (intersection of Avon-Allen Rd.). http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    10:00am
  • Skagit Valley Ride: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for a bike ride from 10am-4pm in the tulip fields in Skagit County from 10am-4pm. The route and destination will be based on field conditions. Meet at 170333 Bennett Rd. (intersection of Avon-Allen Rd.). http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    10:00am
  • Spring Career Fair: Aramark, CampusPoint, Everett and Olympia Police Departments, Logos Bible Software, Medical Consultants Network, PACCAR, Pacific Capital Resource Group, Pexco, Target, and more will be among the employers at the Spring Career Fair happening from 11am-3pm at Western Washington University's Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-3240
    11:00am
  • Incognito: Locally sourced edibles and succulent surprises will be part of the monthly six-course "Incognito" dinner at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry is $68, and reservations are required. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:00pm
  • Writers League Talk: "How Small Bookstores Can Help You Sell Your Book" will be the focus of a Skagit Valley Writers League talk with Village Books' Paul Hansen at 6:30pm at the Mount Vernon Community Center, 1401 Cleveland St. Suggested donation is $5 for non-members. Register in advance. http://www.skagitwriters.org
    6:30pm
  • Healthcare Meeting: "Communication for Single-Payer Health Care Supporters" will be the focus of a United for National Healthcare meeting at 7pm at St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. Entry is free. http://www.unitedforhealthcare.org
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fitness Forum: Physical therapist Daryl Smith leads a Fitness Forum focused on "Overcoming Common Running Injuries" at 7:15pm at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    7:15pm
  • 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 25, 2014 (17 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off this week and continues through April 30 throughout the verdant valley. In addition to the hundreds of acres of blooming daffodils and tulips that will bloom according to Mother Nature through the month, there'll be street fairs, wine events, outdoor excursions, art displays, a home tour, live music, the "world's largest garage sale, a gala celebration, historic home tours, and much, much more. Go to the website to find out more. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Circus Show: As part of an Artist in Residence program, attend "Esther's End of Residency Circus Show" at 7pm Thursday and Friday in Alger at the Lookout Arts Center, 246 Old Highway 99. The performance will combine contemporary circus arts, puppetry, mask-work, dance, music and poetry. The show is appropriate for all ages but not specifically geared towards kids. Suggested donation is $2-$10. http://www.estherdemonteflores.com
    7:00pm
  • The Mastodon: Bellingham-based playwright Ben Eisner's The Mastodon concludes this week with 8pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The "gripping crime drama" examines predatory relationships, and chronicles a young call girl's ascent from the bottom to the top of the metaphorical food chain of inner-city Los Angeles. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Les Miserables: Redemption and revolution will take center stage when Les Miserables concludes this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M. Ave. Tickets to the award-winning musical are $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Cantabile of Skagit Valley: "Pastorale: A Choral Feast of Spring" will be the theme of Cantabile of Skagit Valley concerts at 7:30pm Friday in Anacortes at United Methodist (2201 H Ave.) and 7:30pm Saturday in Mount Vernon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (415 S. 18th St.). Suggested donation is $16 at the door. Proceeds will be shared with the OSO Disaster Relief Fund. http://www.cantabileofskagitvalley.org
    7:30pm
  • Scratchpad and Pulp Improv: Watch improv inspired by poetry, which is inspired by improv, when "Scratchpad" returns to the stage at 8pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, show up (or stick around) to view the fully improvised, Tarantino-inspired format, "Pulp Improv." Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Tulip Festival Street Fair: Hundreds of arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment, food court offerings and much, much more will be part of the 30th annual Tulip Festival Street Fair happening from 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday, on downtown Mount Vernon's First Street. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.mountvernondowntown.org
    10:00am
  • Leading Ladies: Watch what happens when two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors try to scam an old lady out of her money at Leading Ladies performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, in Everson at the Nooksack Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets are $8. Additional showings happen May 1-4. http://www.nooksackschools.org
    7:00pm
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Western Washington University's Department of Music, along with the Department of Theater and Dance, team up to present musically enhanced showings of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Members of the Whatcom Symphony will also take part. Tickets are $10-$16. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday through 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
  • Kidsfest Auction: Help out the Bellingham Boys & Girls Club by attending the 35th annual KidsFest Auction, "Come Sail Away," at 5:30pm at the nonprofit's headquarters at 1715 Kentucky St. Ticket are $65-$75 and include champagne, apps, dinner and both live and silent auctions. http://www.whatcomclubs.org
    5:30pm
  • Raising Spirits: Raise funds for the American Red Cross at a "Raising Spirits" fundraiser at 6pm at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom, 1224 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $75, plus a bottle of fine wine (which will go to a "Win an Instant Wine Cellar" raffle). Beer and wine tastings, appetizers and live music will be part of the fun. 733-3290 or http://www.redcross.org
    6:00pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour: Life-Saving Lessons: Notes from an Accidental Mother author Linda Greenlaw will be the featured author at the monthly Chuckanut Radio Hour at 7pm at Whatcom Community College's Heiner Theater. Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes, poet Kevin Murphy and others will also take part. Entry is $5. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Open Mic: Musicians and poets can share their talents at an Open Mic at 7pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Entry is free and open to all. 671-5907
    7:00pm
  • Prozac Mountain Boys: Enjoy a free night of music and dancing when the Prozac Mountain Boys and Maggie's Fury bring their talents to Mount Vernon for a 7:30pm show at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way.
    7:30pm
  • Arlo Guthrie: Hear a spirited musical tribute from a son to his father when celebrated folksinger Arlo Guthrie pays homage to his father, Woody Guthrie, at a "Here Come the Kid(s)" tour stop at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $30-$42. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm

Saturday, April 26, 2014 (37 events)

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival kicks off this week and continues through April 30 throughout the verdant valley. In addition to the hundreds of acres of blooming daffodils and tulips that will bloom according to Mother Nature through the month, there'll be street fairs, wine events, outdoor excursions, art displays, a home tour, live music, the "world's largest garage sale, a gala celebration, historic home tours, and much, much more. Go to the website to find out more. http://www.tulipfestival.org
    8:00am
  • Linuxfest Northwest: Linux and open source experts and aficionados will share their experience and enthusiasm with a wide variety of free and open source technologies at the annual "LinuxFest Northwest" from 9:30am-5pm Saturday and Sunday at Bellingham Technical College, 3000 Lindbergh Ave. Entry is free. http://www.linuxfestnorthwest.org
    9:30am
  • The Mastodon: Bellingham-based playwright Ben Eisner's The Mastodon concludes this week with 8pm performances Thursday through Saturday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The "gripping crime drama" examines predatory relationships, and chronicles a young call girl's ascent from the bottom to the top of the metaphorical food chain of inner-city Los Angeles. Tickets are $10. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    8:00pm
  • Les Miserables: Redemption and revolution will take center stage when Les Miserables concludes this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M. Ave. Tickets to the award-winning musical are $20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Cantabile of Skagit Valley: "Pastorale: A Choral Feast of Spring" will be the theme of Cantabile of Skagit Valley concerts at 7:30pm Friday in Anacortes at United Methodist (2201 H Ave.) and 7:30pm Saturday in Mount Vernon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (415 S. 18th St.). Suggested donation is $16 at the door. Proceeds will be shared with the OSO Disaster Relief Fund. http://www.cantabileofskagitvalley.org
    7:30pm
  • Scratchpad and Pulp Improv: Watch improv inspired by poetry, which is inspired by improv, when "Scratchpad" returns to the stage at 8pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, show up (or stick around) to view the fully improvised, Tarantino-inspired format, "Pulp Improv." Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Tulip Festival Street Fair: Hundreds of arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment, food court offerings and much, much more will be part of the 30th annual Tulip Festival Street Fair happening from 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday, on downtown Mount Vernon's First Street. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.mountvernondowntown.org
    10:00am
  • Leading Ladies: Watch what happens when two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors try to scam an old lady out of her money at Leading Ladies performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, in Everson at the Nooksack Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 3326 E. Badger Rd. Tickets are $8. Additional showings happen May 1-4. http://www.nooksackschools.org
    7:00pm
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Western Washington University's Department of Music, along with the Department of Theater and Dance, team up to present musically enhanced showings of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Members of the Whatcom Symphony will also take part. Tickets are $10-$16. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Art of Gardening: Art and garden vendors, exhibitors, garden activities for kids, landscaping inspiration, live music, displays and much more will be part of the "Art of Gardening" from 10am-4pm Saturday and 10am-3pm Sunday in Anacortes at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave. http://www.anacortesfarmersmarket.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
  • NSEA Work Party: Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for a Spring Work Party from 9am-12pm at Little Squalicum Creek Park. Park in the lower Bellingham Technical College parking lot and follow the signs to the work site. No registration is required. http://www.n-sea.org
    9:00am
  • Everson Plant Sale: The Everson Garden Club will host a Plant Sale from 9am-1pm at Everson Elementary School, 216 Everson-Goshen Rd. Perennials, natives, shrubs, veggie starts and specialty plants will be for sale. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    9:00am
  • DUPI Plant Sale: Green things and baked goods will be available when the DUPI Garden Club hosts its annual Plant Sale from 9am-2pm in Ferndale in the parking lot of United Church, 2034 Washington St. 398-4262
    9:00am
  • Planting Day: Bring containers from home or purchase onsite at a "Planting Day" event happening from 9am-2pm at Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Staff will help you gather the right combo of plants and flowers, and there'll be special discounts and free soil. Please register in advance. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Fundraiser Run: Sign up now for a 6K "FUN-draiser" starting at 9:30am at Lynden's Bender Fields, 8770 Bender Rd. Entry is $8-$10. Funds raised will benefit a building project being done at Matagalpa Christian School in Nicaragua. http://www.funrunlynden.webs.com
    9:30am
  • Pioneer Dash: Help raise funds for Pioneer Meadows Montessori School by taking part in a "Pioneer Dash" 5K Fun Run/Walk starting at 10am at Ferndale's Hovander Homestead Park, 5299 Nielsen Ave. In addition to the run, there'll be a "Smolt Sprint" for kids. Entry is $10. http://www.pioneermeadowsschool.com
    10:00am
  • Squalicum Work Party: RE Sources and Bellingham Parks and Rec will team up for today's Earth Day Work Party from 10am-12pm at the wetlands at Little Squalicum Park. Participants will work to mulch, weed and remove invasive plants. Meet at the lower parking lot at Bellingham Technical College. http://www.re-sources.org
    10:00am
  • Community Meal: Easter ham, corn, scalloped potatoes and more will be available at the bimonthly Community Meal from 10am-12pm at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. Entry is free and open to all. 714-9029
    10:00am
  • Ferndale Public Market: Drop by the Ferndale Public Market from 10am-3pm at the city's Centennial River Walk, 5667 First Ave. The market continues Saturdays through the summer. http://www.ferndalepublicmarket.org
    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. New and returning vendors will be selling fresh produce and ready-to-eat goods, local crafts, and more. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Used Book Sale: Attend a Spring Used Book Sale from 10am-5pm behind People's Bank, which is across from the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. 305-3600
    10:00am
  • El Dia de los Libros: The Whatcom County Library System celebrates "El Dia de los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros" (Children's Day/Book Day) from 10:30am-5pm at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Library info, free children's books, crafts and food, bilingual storytime, storytelling by bilingual actress Rose Cano, music and a dance performance will be part of the free fun. http://www.wcls.org
    10:30am
  • Blessing of the Animals: A farm tour, petting zoo, face painting and more will be part of the 12th annual Blessing of the Animals and Open House happening from 12-3pm at Animals as Natural Therapy, 721 Van Wyck Rd. Entry is free. http://www.animalsasnaturaltherapy.org
    12:00pm
  • Native Art Presentation: "The Significance of Symbols in NW Coast Native Art" will be the focus of a presentation with installation artist, printmaker and Tlingit member Tanis S'eitlin at 2pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. A creative art workshop, "Symbols for Personal Art," will happen at 3:30pm at the museum's Syre Center. Entry is $3 for the first event, $10 for the second. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    2:00pm
  • Sudden Valley Jazz Series: New York-based singer and pianist Champian Fulton will be the featured performer at the first Sudden Valley Jazz Series concert of the season from 3-6pm at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn, 8 Barn View Court, Gate 2. Tickets are $20; funds raised benefit the new South Whatcom Library. http://www.suddenvalleylibrary.org
    3:00pm
  • Anchor at Mona: Meet the people behind the Anacortes-based Anchor Art Space at an "Anchor at MoNA" event from 5:30-7pm at La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. Anchor is a nonprofit art space in Anacortes that promotes education in the arts by hosting innovative exhibitions, workshops, musical events, performance and poetry. Entry is free. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    5:30pm
  • Spring Cavort Opening: An opening reception and potluck for the multi-artist exhibit "Spring Cavort" happens from 5:30-9pm at Camano Island's Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2345 Blanche Way. The group show features glass, metal, ceramic, stone and Northwest paintings. See it through June 8. http://www.matzkefineart.com
    5:30pm
  • 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
  • Folk Dance Anniversary: The Skagit-Anacortes Folk Dancers will celebrate their 36th anniversary with an internationally themed potluck and dance starting at 6pm at Bay View Civic Hall, 12615 C Court. Requests will be taken throughout the night. (360) 391-0601
    6:00pm
  • April Brews Day: Dozens of regional breweries will have their quaffable wares available for tasting purposes at Max Higbee Center's annual "April Brews Day" event from 6:30-10pm at Bellingham's Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Tickets are $20-$40. http://www.maxhigbee.org
    6:30pm
  • Poetry Alive!: Jim Bertolino, Nancy Canyon, Matthew Brouwer, Kevin Murphy, and Susan Chase-Foster will share the latest inklings of their imaginations at a "Poetry Alive!" reading at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect St. Entry is $5-$10. Proceeds will benefit the Whatcom Juvenile Justice Creative Writing Project. http://www.theamadeusproject.org
    7:00pm
  • Speakeasy 14: Local poets Luther Allen, Nancy Pagh, Sheila Sondik, Allen Frost, and Paul Piper will present "SpeakEasy 14: String Theory" at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The poets will "string" poems together based on some common element from the next poem. Entry is free. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance: The Happy Valley Sluggers will provide live tunes at the bimonthly Contra Dance happening from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. No partner is needed, and no experience is necessary. Entry is $6-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Heavy Mettle: Millie & the Mentshn present "Heavy Mettle: From Shtetl to Tin Pan Alley" at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The multimedia concert follows the history of Klezmer musicians from the late 1800s through the 1900s as they assimilate into the New World. Tickets are $10-$15. http://www.heavymettle.brownpapertickets.com
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Symphony Masterpiece Concert: Works from both the past and present can be heard when Skagit Symphony presents its "New Discoveries" concert at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Sarah and Aaron Hall, a sister and brother from Arlington, will join the orchestra in a performance of Brahms' elegant "Double Concerto." Tickets are $20-$40. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Unknown Music Benefit Concert: Mount Eerie, Arthur Bertrand, and Earwigs will perform at an "Unknown Music" benefit concert at 8pm in Anacortes at Anchor Art Space, 216 Commercial Ave. The performers are interdisciplinary artists that have strong ties to Anacortes. Entry is $6; proceeds benefit the art space. http://www.anchorartspace.org
    8:00pm

 

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