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Week of Sunday, May 31, 2015
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Sunday, May 31, 2015 (16 events)

  • Little Shop of Horrors: An uproarious version of Little Shop of Horrors performed by youth ages 13-16 can be seen for the final weekend 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. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • DPS Improv Festival: Western Washington University's Dead Parrots Society present a "DPS Improv Festival" with performances at 7pm and 9pm Friday and Saturday, and 8:30pm Sunday, at the Old Main Theater. The shows will feature improvisers from across North America, including the Upright Citizens Brigade and DPS alumni. Entry is $3-$5 at the door. http://www.as.wwu.edu
    7:00pm
  • BFA Capstone Concert: The annual BFA Dance Capstone Concert can be seen at performances at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center, room 16. Entry is $12. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Bellingham Repertory Spring Concert: Bellingham Repertory dancers will push the boundaries of what is possible at performances of their ninth annual Spring Concert, "Up/Rooted," at 7:30pm Friday, 5pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 5pm Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The shows will include a much-anticipated new work commissioned from Seattle choreographer Mary Sheldon specifically for the Bellingham Rep dancers. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Student rush tickets will be available for http://www.bhamrep.org
    7:30pm
  • Plover Ferry Returns: The Plover ferry runs 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 excursions is $1 for kids and $5 for adults. http://www.draytonharbormaritime.org
    12:00pm
  • Bayshore Symphony: Bayshore Symphony and soloist Randi Sulkin present Vivaldi's "Concerto for Piccolo, Strings and Continuo in C Major" and other classical works at 7:30pm Saturday at Mount Vernon's St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 415 S. 18th St. An additional concert takes place at 3pm Sunday in Bellingham at Central Lutheran Church, 925 N. Forest ST. Suggested donation for each performance is $10 (children 12 and under are free). ww.bayshoremusicproject.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 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
  • National Art Exhibition and Awards: "Bellingham's National Art Exhibition and Awards" opens today from 12-5pm at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher Building, 250 Flora St. The exhibit, which was juried by Scott Lawrimore, represents artists from 16 states, including Washington, and features a variety of media—including photography, ceramics, mixed media, paintings and more. Lawrimore will be on hand at 1pm today to lead a guided walk-through of the exhibit, which can been seen through Aug. 30. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Save the Trails Fundraiser: The WHIMPS Mountain Bike Coalition (WMBC) hosts a "Save the Trails" fundraiser from 12:30-4pm at Inspire Studio, 1411 Cornwall Ave. Mini-Rolfing sessions, a silent auction, raffles and more will be part of the day's events. All funds raised will benefit programs that provide safe, positive and inspiring trail experiences for Whatcom County youth. http://www.wmbcmtb.org
    12:30pm
  • Man and Superman: Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes plays Jack Tanner in Shaw's Man and Superman at a National Theatre Live showing at 2pm in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Tickets are $12-$16. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    2:00pm
  • Whatcom Chorale: Bach's "Mass in B Minor"—which has been widely hailed as one of the greatest compositions in musical history—will be highlighted at a Whatcom Chorale concert taking place from 3-5pm at Bellingham's First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Entry is $5-$20. http://www.whatcomchorale.org
    3:00pm
  • Girls of Usually: Lori Horvitz reads from The Girls of Usually at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The autobiographical tome focuses on Horvitz's journey to accept her own cultural, ethnic and sexual identity. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Art of Jazz: The Josh Cook/John Moak Quartet performs at the Jazz Project's final Spring Art of Jazz concert from 4-6:30pm at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Entry is $10-$16. http://www.jazzproject.com
    4:00pm
  • Laughing at the Stars: Comedians from Bellingham and beyond entertain audiences at the weekly "Laughing at the Stars" Stand-Up Comedy Show at 8:30pm at the Star Club, 311 E. Holly St. Joel O'Connor hosts the entertaining event. Entry is free. http://www.starclubbellingham.com
    8:30pm

Monday, June 1, 2015 (4 events)

  • MVHS Finale Concert: The award-winning Mount Vernon High School Choirs will offer up a concert of varied choral works at their final performance of the season at 4pm and 7pm at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $6 for the early show, $8 for the later one. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    4:00pm
  • YA Read: All readers of teen literature can join a YA Read! book discussion group focusing on Cat Patrick's Revived at 5pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. 778-7231 or http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    5:00pm
  • Poetrynight: Those looking to share their creative verse as part of Poetrynight can sign up at 7:45pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Readings start at 8pm. Entry is by donation. P.S. Please use the back fountain entry. http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm
  • Guffawingham: A weekly open mic for comedians, “Guffawingham!,” takes place at 9:30pm every Monday at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Entry is free. http://www.acoustictavern.com
    9:30pm

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 (8 events)

  • /Faust: A collaboration between students and faculty from Western Washington University's theatre and dance department and film students from the school's english department will result in performances of /Faust at 7:30pm Tuesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at the Performing Arts Center. The devised work is inspired by Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe's The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, Goethe's Faust, and numerous film adaptations of the Faust myth. Tickets are $7-$17. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • Forever Plaid Auditions: Non-equity actors are invited to open auditions for MBT Rep's upcoming production of the musical Forever Plaid at 4pm at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Callbacks will begin at 6pm. Performance dates begin Oct. 2, and rehearsals start Sept. 19. All roles are paid. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    4:00pm
  • All-Paces Run: Staffers and volunteers are always on hand to guide the way at the weekly All-Paces Run starting at 6pm every Tuesday at Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St. The runs are 20 minutes out and back on two key routes—by the water or through the woods. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Sockeye Salmon: Chef Robert Fong focuses on fish at a "Sockeye Salmon" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Attendees will learn how to cook the salmon three "fun and easy" ways. Entry is $49. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Lincoln Elementary Talent Show: Expect drama, dance, music and more when students in grades one through five and teachers from Lincoln Elementary perform at at Talent Show at 7pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Entry is by donation at the door. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • Chamber Concert: Wind, brass and percussion ensembles will perform at a "Chamber 1" concert at 8pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and the public is welcome. 650-3130
    8:00pm
  • Moon Walk: Area women can join Wild Whatcom for its monthly Full Moon Walk from 8-10pm in Whatcom County (the location will be revealed when you register). Entry to the "Moon of the Salmon's Return" excursion is $12. Please register early. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    8:00pm

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (19 events)

  • /Faust: A collaboration between students and faculty from Western Washington University's theatre and dance department and film students from the school's english department will result in performances of /Faust at 7:30pm Tuesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at the Performing Arts Center. The devised work is inspired by Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe's The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, Goethe's Faust, and numerous film adaptations of the Faust myth. Tickets are $7-$17. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Summer Reading for Adults: Discover how reading, reviewing books, taking quizzes and participating at the library will earn you badges and chances to win prizes all summer long at "Online Summer Reading for Adults" Demo Days at 5pm Wednesday, 1pm Thursday, and 10am Friday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Additional demos take place June 10, 17 and 24. 778-7230 or http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    1:00pm
  • Music Club Concert: Erika Block will play the clarinet at a Bellingham Music Club concert at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church , 119 Texas St. Originally from Maryland, Block moved to Bellingham in 2012 and has performed with the Bellingham Music Festival Orchestra, Skagit Opera, and Bellingham Chamber Music Society. Admission is by donation. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.org
    10:30am
  • First Wednesday Farmers Market: The first Wednesday Market of the season commences from 12-5pm at the Fairhaven Village Green, 1207 10th St. (behind Village Books). Farmers will feature everything from fresh produce to plants, chicken, salmon sausages, mushrooms, flowers and more, and there will also be craft vendors, ready-to-eat food options, live music and face painting. The market continues Wednesdays through Sept. 30. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    12:00pm
  • Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market: Suss out spring offerings at the weekly Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market from 3-7pm every Wednesday through September at Hammer Heritage Park (on the corner of Ferry and Metcalf streets). http://www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com
    3:00pm
  • Quilt Reception: An opening reception for local artist Andi Shannon's "Shades of the Northwest" takes place from 4-6pm at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 703 S. Second St. The exhibit of Shannon's one-of-a-kind art works—which can be seen through June 28—is part of a Local Artist Exhibit Program in the Landmarks Gallery. http://www.laconnerquilts.org
    4:00pm
  • Escape Routes Reception: A reception for "Escape Routes" takes place from 4-6:30pm at Western Washington University's Western Gallery. The exhibition features works by the 2015 graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts studio majors, and includes mediums ranging from painting to photography, fiber arts, sculpture, video, installation and sound art. A closing reception happens during the same time frame on Sat., June 13. http://www.westerngallery.wwu.edu
    4:00pm
  • Green Drinks: Network with likeminded environmentally aware community members at the monthly Green Drinks happening from 5-7pm at Kulshan Brewing Co., 2238 James St. Entry is free, beer is not. http://www.re-sources.org
    5:00pm
  • Wedding Wednesday: Attend the first "Wedding Wednesday" of the summer from 5-7pm at the waterfront terrace at Hotel Bellwether, One Bellwether Way. The wedding networking event—which will take place on the first Wednesday of the month throughout the summer—features some of Whatcom County's most elite wedding vendors (different ones each month), a mock cocktail reception, light appetizers and a cash bar. http://www.hotelbellwether.com
    5:00pm
  • Editing Primer: Learn more about Western Washington University's "Professional Editing" courses at an informational session at 5:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Each fall, winter and spring quarter course will focus on different topics needed for successful writing and editing of print, online and visual (photography, graphic design, etc.) project. http://www.wwu.edu
    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
  • Group Run: ll 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. An additional public show happens June 17. Tickets are $10. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    6:00pm
  • Water Quality Workshop: Learn how to protect your local watershed by becoming a Water Quality Sampling Volunteer from 6-8pm at Whatcom County Public Works, 322 N. Commercial St. Find out more about volunteer opportunities that fit with your schedule, Whatcom County's current water quality status, procedures and guidelines for water sampling and more. http://www.whatcomcd.org
    6:00pm
  • Sasquatch Manual: Longtime naturalist David George Gordon shares stories and ideas from The Sasquatch Seeker's Field Manual at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. From the creature’s physical features and behaviors to its wilderness habitat, Gordon shares an overview of Sasquatch’s role in Native American lore through to more recent times, including several of the more intriguing recorded sightings. 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
  • Salish Sea Music Festival: As part of the Salish Sea Music Festival series, attend an "1820: A Beethoven Band" concert at 7:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Performers include Jeffrey Cohan on flute, Stephen Creswell on viola, and cellist Martin Bonham. Suggested donation is $15-$25. http://www.salishseafestival.org
    7:30pm
  • Faculty Jazz Series: The final WWU Faculty Jazz series of the season takes place at 8pm at the BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Entry is $10 at the door; students are free. http://www.cfpa.wwu.edu
    8:00pm

Thursday, June 4, 2015 (16 events)

  • /Faust: A collaboration between students and faculty from Western Washington University's theatre and dance department and film students from the school's english department will result in performances of /Faust at 7:30pm Tuesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at the Performing Arts Center. The devised work is inspired by Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe's The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, Goethe's Faust, and numerous film adaptations of the Faust myth. Tickets are $7-$17. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Summer Reading for Adults: Discover how reading, reviewing books, taking quizzes and participating at the library will earn you badges and chances to win prizes all summer long at "Online Summer Reading for Adults" Demo Days at 5pm Wednesday, 1pm Thursday, and 10am Friday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Additional demos take place June 10, 17 and 24. 778-7230 or http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    1:00pm
  • To Kill a Mockingbird: Veteran director Billy Hendrix helms a version of the American classic To Kill a Mockingbird with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The story is narrated by an adult "Scout" as she looks back on the summer when she faced the good and evil of her world. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through June 20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Pirates of Penzance: Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, at Oak Harbor's Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $20; the comedic operetta shows through June 21. http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
    7:30pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors will kick off the award-winning 26th "Bard on the Beach" season this week at Vancouver B.C.'s Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave. The comedy plays in repertory with King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and Shakespeare's Rebel. Tickets start at $26. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; many performances sell out in advance. http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    7:00pm
  • Business Breakfast: Napoleon's Rules: Life and Career Lessons from Bonaparte author William Dietrich leads a "Business Breakfast" at 7:30am at the Book Fare Cafe at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Ticket are $18 and include a breakfast spread, a copy of the book, and leadership advice inspired by Napoleon's tumultuous career. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:30am
  • First Thursday Art Walk: The Mount Vernon Downtown Association hosts the First Thursday Art Walk from 5-8pm throughout the urban core. Children's artwork will be displayed at this particular Art Walk from students around the community. The event is part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape happening throughout the spring and summer. http://www.mountvernondowntown.org
    5:00pm
  • Handbags for Housing: Lydia Place will host a "Handbags for Housing" fundraiser from 5-8:30pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. The event features a "Handbags Bazaar" (featuring more than 500 handbags under $25), a fashion show featuring 15 local boutiques, a live handbag auction, winery tastings, cocktail samples, gourmet appetizers and more. Tickets are $25-$50. http://www.lydiaplace.org
    5:00pm
  • Urban Kickball League: Take part in Downtown Bellingham Partnership's "Throwback Thursdays" Urban Kickball League by showing up to support the teams from 5:30-7:30pm every Thursday at Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W. Holly St. The spring league will conclude with a family-friendly Final League Tournament from 11am-4pm Sat., June 13. A summer league is also in the works. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    5:30pm
  • Opening Artist Reception: Attend an Opening Artist Reception for the Early Summer Juried Exhibit from 6-8pm at Lynden's Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St. Viewers can also check out the third annual Juried Cup Show—which showcases the exceptional work of ceramic artists in the Pacific Northwest—along with exhibits by the Whatcom Artist Guild and painter Amanda Houston. They'll all be on display through July 31. http://www.jansenartcenter.org
    6:00pm
  • Healthy Eating: Certified food and health coach Demetree Robinson focuses on how to "Eat Right to Banish Chronic Illness" at a class from 6:30-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. The session will provide recipes for easy-to-make breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts—and plenty of healthy samples. Entry is $15 734-8158 or http://www.communityfood.coop
    6:30pm
  • Spring Bistro: Celebrate the abundance of the Pacific Northwest with French-accented recipes when Karina Davidson leads a "Spring Bistro" course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Hiking Washington: Journalist, writer and hiking fanatic Oliver Lazenby leads a slide show presentation focuses on his Hiking Washington book at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome acts as a guide to hiking adventures in every corner of the state, with simple directions for hikes ranging from short walks to multi-day treks. It also includes stories about the region's characters and history. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Fourth Corner Folk Dancers: Learn Balkan folk dances with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7:15-10:15pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. All ages are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Suggested donation is $5; first-time visitors and students are free. 380-0456
    7:15pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm

Friday, June 5, 2015 (24 events)

  • /Faust: A collaboration between students and faculty from Western Washington University's theatre and dance department and film students from the school's english department will result in performances of /Faust at 7:30pm Tuesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at the Performing Arts Center. The devised work is inspired by Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe's The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, Goethe's Faust, and numerous film adaptations of the Faust myth. Tickets are $7-$17. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Summer Reading for Adults: Discover how reading, reviewing books, taking quizzes and participating at the library will earn you badges and chances to win prizes all summer long at "Online Summer Reading for Adults" Demo Days at 5pm Wednesday, 1pm Thursday, and 10am Friday at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. Additional demos take place June 10, 17 and 24. 778-7230 or http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org
    1:00pm
  • To Kill a Mockingbird: Veteran director Billy Hendrix helms a version of the American classic To Kill a Mockingbird with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The story is narrated by an adult "Scout" as she looks back on the summer when she faced the good and evil of her world. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through June 20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Pirates of Penzance: Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, at Oak Harbor's Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $20; the comedic operetta shows through June 21. http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
    7:30pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors will kick off the award-winning 26th "Bard on the Beach" season this week at Vancouver B.C.'s Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave. The comedy plays in repertory with King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and Shakespeare's Rebel. Tickets start at $26. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; many performances sell out in advance. http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    7:00pm
  • Truth and Pulp: Improvised scenes, characters and relationships will be inspired by true monologues from the mainstage cast at performances of "Truth Be Told" at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, the Tarantino-inspired "Pulp Improv" returns to the stage. FYI: This show is not suitable for all ages. Tickets are $10-$12 and additional showings of both the formats can be seen through June 20. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • The Bustle Hustle: The women of the cabaret troupe known as the Provocateurs explore the power of female relationships with "a little sass, a little sauce, and gobs of cheeky fun" at performances of "The Bustle Hustle" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Bellingham Circus Guild's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Dance numbers, old-time costumes, and a brash script by Rebecca Temple will be part of the fun. Tickets are $10 at the door; additional performances happen June 12-13. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    9:00pm
  • The Muppets Take Manhattan: Students from the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth present a lively rendition of The Muppets Take Manhattan starting this week with performances at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10 (kids 5 and under are free). Additional showings happen June 12-14. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Mt. Baker Music Skillshare Retreat: Share your passion for music, make new friends and enjoy the wonder of the great outdoors at this year's "Mt. Baker Music Skillshare Retreat" happening from Friday through Sunday at Excelsior Campground in the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. Practice circles, one-on-one instruction, jam sessions and more will take place through the weekend. Entry is $35 per person or $100 per family and includes two nights of camping and participation in the event. http://www.musicskillshare.com
    12:00pm
  • Bellingham Scottish Highland Games: Piping and drumming competitions, Scottish country dancing, heavy athletics, Celtic music showcases, medieval weapons demos, parades, food and merchandise vendors, games for kids, an ale and wine garden, a 5K, a car show and more will be part of the 55th annual Bellingham Scottish Highland Games happening from 6pm Friday until Sunday afternoon at Ferndale's Hovander Homestead Park, 5299 Neilson Ave. Entry is $10 for kids and $15 for adults. Friday's opening night Ceiligh is free. http://www.bhga.org
    6:00pm
  • Plover Ferry: The Plover ferry runs 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 excursions is $1 for kids and $5 for adults. http://www.draytonharbormaritime.org
    12:00pm
  • Boats You Float: The Anacortes Arts Commission presents “Whatever Boats You Float”, celebrating the Anacortes marine heritage and history, from 6-9pm Friday, 9am-4pm Saturday, and 12-4pm Sunday at the city's Depot Arts Center, 611 R. Ave. Entry is free. http://www.anacortesartscommission.com
    6:00pm
  • 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
  • Summer Art Walk: The Anne Martin McCool Gallery, Scott Milo Gallery, Burton Jewelers, Classic Style & Co., the Majestic Inn and Space, City Hall, the Depot Gallery, and more will be open for artistic purposes as part of the monthly Gallery Walk and Chamber of Commerce Summer Art Walk from 6-9pm Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday in downtown Anacortes. http://www.anacortesart.com
    6:00pm
  • Bellingham World Naked Bike Ride: The Bellingham World Naked Bike Ride begins at 6pm at the Hub, 901 1/2 N. State St. The ride is part of the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) that hosts events in over 70 cities in 20 countries. Beyond re-framing public perception of the body, organizers intend the ride to illustrate bicyclist vulnerability in proximity to motor vehicles. Activities include body painting starting at 2pm, and additional pre-ride happenings. The ride will route itself through the downtown area including Holly, State, (509) 679-4194
    6:00pm
  • Waterfront Festival Kick-Off Dinner: As part of the Anacortes Waterfront Festival, take part in a Waterfront Festival Kick-Off Dinner from 6-10pm at the Port Transit Shed Event Center, 100 Commercial Ave. Tickets are $45-$50 and include appetizers and drinks on the pier, dinner, community presentations, an auction, dancing and more. http://www.portofanacortes.com
    6:00pm
  • Art Walk: Allied Arts, Fourth Corner Frames, Honey Salon, Art in the City, Positive Negative, Creative Openings, Make.Shift Art Space, Rock and Rye Oyster House, Aslan, Casa Que Pasa, Studio UFO, the Hive, Dakota Art Store, Old School Tattoo, Pickford Art Center, and more will open their doors for the monthly Art Walk from 6-10pm throughout downtown Bellingham. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Parks and Partners: Take part in a "Parks and Partners" Auction at 6:30pm at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. In addition to the auction, park agencies and citizen groups will share information about upcoming park projects and recreation programs. Entry is $38. http://www.cob.org
    6:30pm
  • Fire and Water: Seattle-based scribe Judith Roche reads from her new poetry collection, All Fire All Water, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Full Draw Film Tour: Bowhunting will take center stage at a "Full Draw Film Tour" starting at 7pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Show up at 6pm to enjoy cold beverages and camaraderie with fellow bowhunters, then watch the outdoor adventures on the big screen. Entry is $10-$14. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:00pm
  • Friday Night Dance Party: A mix of swing, Latin and ballroom will be highlighted and danced to with an introductory lesson at the weekly Friday Night Dance Party from 7:30-10pm at the Bellingham Dance Company, 1705 N. State St. Admission is $5-$7. http://www.bellinghamdancecompany.com
    7:30pm
  • Tower of Power: Listen to the best in rhythm and blues when Tower of Power performs at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. For close to five decades, the band has been performing their chart-topping hits, including "What Is Hip?" "So Very Hard to Go" and "You're Still a Young Man." Tickets are $30-$49. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Jazz Ensembles: Western Washington University jazz ensembles will perform at a free concert open to the public at 8pm at the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. 650-3130
    8:00pm
  • Comedian Sean Patton: Renowned alternative comic Sean Patton headlines a standup show at 9:30pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Los Angeles-based comedian Bryan Cook and Bellingham's own Jim Stewart Allen will join the Best Bars in America host. Tickets are $12; the show is intended for mature audiences only. http://www.idiomtheater.com or www.brownpapertickets.com
    9:30pm

Saturday, June 6, 2015 (45 events)

  • /Faust: A collaboration between students and faculty from Western Washington University's theatre and dance department and film students from the school's english department will result in performances of /Faust at 7:30pm Tuesday through Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at the Performing Arts Center. The devised work is inspired by Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe's The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, Goethe's Faust, and numerous film adaptations of the Faust myth. Tickets are $7-$17. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • 48 Hour Theater Festival: Watch six short plays that were created in the course of 24 hours at the 42nd 48 Hour Theater Festival happening at 7:30pm and 9:30pm Saturday and Sunday at iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. At the popular event, a theme is picked and less than 24 hours later, six new short plays on that theme are performed for your delight and amusement. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • To Kill a Mockingbird: Veteran director Billy Hendrix helms a version of the American classic To Kill a Mockingbird with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. The story is narrated by an adult "Scout" as she looks back on the summer when she faced the good and evil of her world. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen through June 20. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Pirates of Penzance: Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance continues this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, at Oak Harbor's Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd. Tickets are $20; the comedic operetta shows through June 21. http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com
    7:30pm
  • Bard on the Beach: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors will kick off the award-winning 26th "Bard on the Beach" season this week at Vancouver B.C.'s Vanier Park, 1695 Whyte Ave. The comedy plays in repertory with King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and Shakespeare's Rebel. Tickets start at $26. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; many performances sell out in advance. http://www.bardonthebeach.org
    7:00pm
  • Truth and Pulp: Improvised scenes, characters and relationships will be inspired by true monologues from the mainstage cast at performances of "Truth Be Told" at 8pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, the Tarantino-inspired "Pulp Improv" returns to the stage. FYI: This show is not suitable for all ages. Tickets are $10-$12 and additional showings of both the formats can be seen through June 20. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • The Bustle Hustle: The women of the cabaret troupe known as the Provocateurs explore the power of female relationships with "a little sass, a little sauce, and gobs of cheeky fun" at performances of "The Bustle Hustle" at 9pm Friday and Saturday at the Bellingham Circus Guild's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St. Dance numbers, old-time costumes, and a brash script by Rebecca Temple will be part of the fun. Tickets are $10 at the door; additional performances happen June 12-13. http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com
    9:00pm
  • The Muppets Take Manhattan: Students from the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth present a lively rendition of The Muppets Take Manhattan starting this week with performances at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10 (kids 5 and under are free). Additional showings happen June 12-14. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Mt. Baker Music Skillshare Retreat: Share your passion for music, make new friends and enjoy the wonder of the great outdoors at this year's "Mt. Baker Music Skillshare Retreat" happening from Friday through Sunday at Excelsior Campground in the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. Practice circles, one-on-one instruction, jam sessions and more will take place through the weekend. Entry is $35 per person or $100 per family and includes two nights of camping and participation in the event. http://www.musicskillshare.com
    12:00pm
  • Bellingham Scottish Highland Games: Piping and drumming competitions, Scottish country dancing, heavy athletics, Celtic music showcases, medieval weapons demos, parades, food and merchandise vendors, games for kids, an ale and wine garden, a 5K, a car show and more will be part of the 55th annual Bellingham Scottish Highland Games happening from 6pm Friday until Sunday afternoon at Ferndale's Hovander Homestead Park, 5299 Neilson Ave. Entry is $10 for kids and $15 for adults. Friday's opening night Ceiligh is free. http://www.bhga.org
    6:00pm
  • Plover Ferry: The Plover ferry runs 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 excursions is $1 for kids and $5 for adults. http://www.draytonharbormaritime.org
    12:00pm
  • Boats You Float: The Anacortes Arts Commission presents “Whatever Boats You Float”, celebrating the Anacortes marine heritage and history, from 6-9pm Friday, 9am-4pm Saturday, and 12-4pm Sunday at the city's Depot Arts Center, 611 R. Ave. Entry is free. http://www.anacortesartscommission.com
    6:00pm
  • Opus Spring Performance: Ballet, modern, jazz, tap and hip-hop students from Opus Performing Arts School will share their progress at an Opus Spring Performance from 3-5pm Saturday and Sunday at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Entry is $5. http://www.opusbellingham.com
    3:00pm
  • Anacortes Waterfront Festival: A boat show, car show, vendors, children's activities, live music, a food court, self-guided walking tours, a plaza dance, a beer garden and much more will be part of the Anacortes Waterfront Festival happening from 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday in downtown Anacortes. Entry is free. http://www.anacortes.org
    10:00am
  • 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
    12:00pm
  • San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour: Suss out the studio spaces of creative community members at the 24th annual San Juan Island Artists' Studio Tour taking place from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday throughout the island. With a mixture of prints, paintings, ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography, sculpture and fiber, the professional artists open their doors and welcome the public to see where art is created and explain their processes. Entry to the self-guided tour is free http://www.sanjuanislandartists.com
    10:00am
  • Fishing Derby: As part of the Anacortes Waterfront Festival, kids 13 and under can bring their own fishing gear and enter to win a "biggest" or "smallest" fish contest at a Fishing Derby taking place from 7-11:30am at Heart Lake in Anacortes. Entry is free; register the morning of the event. http://www.cityofanacortes.org
    7:00am
  • Fairhaven Walking Club: Whether you’re looking to improve or compete, all are welcome at the weekly Fairhaven Walking Club led by Cindy Paffumi starting at 8am at various locations in Fairhaven. Walk routes and meeting places change from week to week. All paces are welcome. 676-4955 or 319-3350
    8:00am
  • Pancake Breakfast: Attend a fundraising Food Bank Pancake Breakfast from 8-11am at the United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St. The breakfasts are held on the first Saturday of each month. http://www.ferndalefoodbank.org
    8:00am
  • Summer Reading Program Kickoff: "Every Hero Has a Story" will be the theme of all area summer reading programs for kids, teens and adults, with events happening from June 6-Aug. 31 throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County. In addition to being able to track what you're reading, special summer events are scheduled at all area libraries and include magic shows, craft fairs, games, prize drawings, demonstrations and much more. Check out the websites listed below for a full roster of happenings. http://www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org or www.wcls.org
    8:00am
  • Bikes for Africa: Donate bikes and bike parts to an "African Bike Drive" taking place from 8:30am-5pm at Unity of Bellingham, 1095 Telegraph Rd. The bikes will be sent to Ghana and Sierra Leone, Africa, where most walk and lucky ones ride a bike to work, school or the fields. Volunteers are welcome to help prep the bikes for shipment by lowering handlebars and seats. http://www.unitybellingham.org
    8:30am
  • Floating Gardens: Experience a whole new terrain to underwater growing at a "Floating Gardens: Water Plants 101" workshop at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Sign up in advance for the free event. 676-5480 or http://www.garden-spot.com
    9:00am
  • Festival of Miles: The Keep Running Company presents a "Bellingham Festival of Miles" run starting at 9am at the South Bay Trail and ending at Boulevard Park. There will be several different races happening throughout the morning. Post-race activities start at 11:30am and include an awards ceremony. Entry is $10-$15. http://www.keeprunningco.com
    9:00am
  • Learn to Row Day: Come to the new boathouse and join the Whatcom Rowing Association for a "Learn to Row Day" gathering from 9am-12pm at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave. Attendees at the free, all-ages event can see the boats, watch rowers on the water and have a chance to get into an eight-person shell and take a few strokes. http://www.whatcomrowing.org
    9:00am
  • 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
  • Doxie Walk: All dachshunds and dachshund lovers are invited to take part in the 11th annual "Doxie Walk" starting at 10am at the Fairhaven Train Station, 401 Harris Ave. After meeting to sniff, mingle and bark for a while, the walk will continue on to Marine Park to run around and play. Entry is free. (360) 303-9202
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: 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
  • Sculpture Woods: If you're interested in art with a view, head to Lummi Island to peruse 16 outdoor sculptures by Ann Morris from 10am-5pm at the monthly "Sculpture Woods" tour at 3851 Legoe Bay Rd. The working studio will not be open. Entry is free. http://www.annmorrisbronze.com
    10:00am
  • Lynden Farmers Day Parade: Watch an eclectic menagerie of cars, bands, tractors, trucks and horses as they salute the agriculture industry of Whatcom County at the annual Lynden Farmers Day Parade beginning at 10:30am on Front Street beginning at 10th St. and continuing to 3rd St. Entry is free for spectators. http://www.lynden.org
    10:30am
  • Kids Safety Fair: Fire engines, police cars, rescue boats and fun safety activities will be available for families to explore at a "Safe Kids Safety Fair" from 11am-2pm at the parking lot at Barkley Regal Cinemas, 3005 Cinema Place. At the free event hosted by Safe Kids Northwest, families can talk with fire, law enforcement and other professionals, play games and pick up info about staying safe. Kids who bring their own bike and helmet can learn about riding safely on a bicycle skills course. http://www.safekids.org
    11:00am
  • Music Moves Me: An all-ages "Music Moves Me" middle school band fundraiser takes place from 11am-4pm at the beer garden at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. Live music from the likes of Black Beast Revival, the Naughty Blokes, and Sweet Invicta will happen throughout the day. Entry is $5—free if you donate a musical instrument that is sitting in your home, lonely and unused, so that it may be played by a young, eager student in our schools. http://www.bbaybrewery.com
    11:00am
  • What’s the Point?: Join Whatcom Land Trust and the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committee for a low-tide walk and natural history event titled "What's the Point?" from 12-4pm at Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve. The citizen stewardship-focused event will include intertidal zone exploration with marine life specialists, discussions with naturalists along the wooded wetland trail, guided tours at 1pm and 3pm with geologist and guidebook author Dave Tucker, and more. Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve is http://www.whatcomlandtrust.org
    12:00pm
  • Birch Bay Beach Day: Beach naturalist walks, activities for kids, information displays on everything from water quality to bio-toxins, marine mammals, backyard habitat, the Birch Bay watershed and more will be part of Birch Bay Beach Day from 12-4pm at Birch Bay State Park, 5105 Helweg Rd. The event is led by local groups working to keep Birch Bay clean. (360) 715-7450
    12:00pm
  • Family Field Trip: Join Wild Whatcom Walks for a "Family Field Trip: Low Tide Exploration" from 1-2:30pm at Fairhaven's Marine Park. Put on your boots and come discover who lives on the rocks, in the sand, and within the eelgrass meadows. Entry is $8 for kids, $12 for adults; please register in advance. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    1:00pm
  • Vineyard Care: "Summer Care in the Vineyard" will be the focus of a free workshop from 1:30-3pm at Everson's Cloud Mountain Farm Center, 6906 Goodwin Rd. Shoot positioning, summer pruning, bunch thinning, water management and disease management will be discussed—all of these issues are critical to the production of quality grapes for eating and wine. http://www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org
    1:30pm
  • Traditional Jazz: he Arnt Arntzen Jazz Band will perform swinging music at the Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society’s monthly concert and dance from 2-5pm at the VFW Hall, 625 N State St. Entry is $6-$12. 371-7030 or http://www.btjs.webs.com
    2:00pm
  • Aeroponics Demo: Allyson McCormick will show you how to be in control of your food—from seed to harvest right in your back yard, deck, patio or even indoors—at an "Aeroponics Demonstration" at 4pm in Mount Vernon at Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Entry is free; register in advance. http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
    4:00pm
  • Readings Times Three: Allen Frost and Fred Sodt read from Roosevelt—a poetic novel illustrated and written for both children and adults—at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 7pm, John Burgess reads from his new poetry collection, By Land. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Smith & Vallee Reception: View prints and oil paintings by Kris Ekstrand Molesworth, prints by Elizabeth Tapper, and sculptures by Brian O'Neill at an opening reception from 5-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The works will be on display until June 28. http://www.smithandvallee.com
    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
  • Girls Rock Camp Variety Show: Attend an all-ages variety show benefiting Bellingham Girls Rock Camp from 7-10pm at Make.Shift Art Space, 306 Flora St. Confirmed acts include Betty Desire, Jackie Kersten Hoola Hooping, Phoenix Ch’cken singalongs, filmmaker Jenna Bean Veatch, poet Jessica Lee Rena Priest and Elizabeth Vignali, burlesque by Kelly Hoekema and friends, various circus acts and more. Suggested donation is $6. http://www.makeshiftproject.com
    7:00pm
  • Dixieland Jazz Swing Dance: Join USA Dance Bellingham for a Dixieland Jazz Swing Dance with music by the Arnt Arntzen Jazz Band from 7:15-10pm at Presence Studio, 1412 Cornwall Ave. Beginners are welcome, and no partner is necessary. Entry is $7-$10. 734-5676
    7:15pm
  • The Sleeping Beauty: Northwest Ballet Theatre brings its 16th season to a close with performances of The Sleeping Beauty at 7:30pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Set to the magnificent Tchaikovsky score and true to the choreography of Marius Petipa, the fairy tale production will also include choreographic enhancements by artistic director John Bishop, and more. Tickets are $15-$34; an additional showing happens at 7:30pm Sat., June 13 at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall. http://www.northwestballet.org or www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Jubal Flagg: Seattle-based radio host and standup comedian Jubal Flagg brings his live show to Mount Vernon for an 8pm performance at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Known for his quick wit and keen and often strange observations, Jubal has been entertaining audiences onstage and on the radio for more than 10 years. Tickets are $17-$25. P.S. The show is recommended for mature audiences only. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    8:00pm
  • Salsa Night: Join DJ Antonio Diaz as he mixes a fabulous combination of the best Latin rhythms at the bimonthly "Salsa Night" taking place from 9:30pm-12am on the first and third Saturdays of the month at Cafe Rumba, 1140 N. State st. Entry to the all-ages event is $4. http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
    9:30pm

 

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